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Laugh…You Know You Want To

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151 Responses to “Laugh…You Know You Want To”


  1. 2 jacquelineoboomer
    August 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Hysterical, honey!

  2. 3 desertflower
    August 1, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    :) That MJ Tweet was hilarious:)

  3. 4 desertflower
    August 1, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Reuters has stated that SOS Kerry told Pakistan that US drone strikes will end

    U.S. program of drone strikes will end: Secretary of State John Kerry says in Pakistan television interview

  4. 7 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  5. 9 desertflower
    August 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/04/04/1822581/tax-dodging-by-corporations-and-the-wealthy-cost-each-taxpayer-1026-in-2012/

    Tax avoidance from corporations and wealthy individuals has a cost for individual taxpayers and small businesses, according to a new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. According to U.S. PIRG, tax dodging cost individual taxpayers $1,026 and each small business $3,067 in 2012.
    Those costs don’t necessarily come from higher taxes; instead, they often come in the form of higher budget deficits or, as they are now, from substantial cuts to public programs and services that benefit middle- and low-income families. “This is a real loss and it’s putting great pressure on the budget and all kinds of investments and programs that the federal government needs to continue to fund,” Michigan Sen. Carl Levin (D) said on a conference call unveiling the report today. Levin has authored legislation calling for the closure of tax loopholes that incentivize the offshoring of profits. “It’s time to close the loopholes, reduce the deficit to protect these important investments in our future, and to bring some fairness back to the tax code,” Levin said.

    • August 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      I love Carl Levin. I will be so sad when he retires after his term is up. He and his brother Sander have served Michigan faithfully and well for many, many years and they are both reasons why I am not for term limits.

  6. 12 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    • 13 NurseShar
      August 1, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Again I say, Thank God Romney did not win. He would have taken credit for all of this positive economic news, and the media would be giving him kudos!!

      • 14 57andfemale
        August 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm

        It would have been insufferable. On every level I can think of.

        • 15 99ts
          August 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

          He would also have had the benefit of the government giving the administration the money needed to operate – a country without sequesters. If the GOP supported their President unemployment would be under 5% (and would have got there at least 12 months ago)

          • 16 57andfemale
            August 2, 2013 at 11:08 am

            Easily. In fact, the country would be in much better shape in general, because there would have been nation-wide infrastructure investment. Sigh.

      • 17 veryslowwriter
        August 2, 2013 at 1:42 am

        The good economic news would have been seriously tempered by the disasterous policies Romney would have implemented.

  7. 18 GGail
    August 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    OMG UT – those are a HOOT!!!

  8. August 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Samantha Power vote underway …

  9. 20 donna dem 4 obama
    August 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    KARMA!!!!

    Free Press editor Drew Johnson has been terminated after placing a headline on an editorial outside of normal editing procedures.

    Johnson’s headline, “Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President: Your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough,” appeared on the Free Press page Tuesday, the day President Barack Obama visited the city.

    The headline was inappropriate for this newspaper. It was not the original headline approved for publication, and Johnson violated the normal editing process when he changed the headline. The newspaper’s decision to terminate Johnson had nothing to do with the content of the editorial, which criticized the president’s job creation ideas and Chattanooga’s Smart Grid. The Free Press page has often printed editorials critical of the president and his policies.

    http://knoxblogs.com/humphreyhill/2013/08/01/newspaper-editorial-writer-fired-over-shove-it-mr-president-headline/

  10. 25 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 2:49 pm

  11. 26 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Snowdenwald are effing liars. I know, I know – breaking news to be sure:

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.ie/2013/08/just-facts-mam.html

  12. August 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Afternoon TOD fam!
    Sitting here watching Idris in Luther. Watching marathon on Netflix and man this show is the truth son!! Idris should be winning all kinds of Emmys for this role he’s that good! If u never seen it it’s on Netflix and it’s good! Def check it out!

  13. 31 Nena20409
    August 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Good Afternoon TODville Villagers.

    8-1-13……Jay “Clark Kent” Carney’s WH Press Briefings:

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/314326-1

  14. 32 desertflower
    August 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    This guy’s arrogance and ignorance is stunning! They ALL NEED TO GET THE HELL OUT!

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/08/01/19818807-boehners-plan-to-hurt-the-country-on-purpose?lite

    • 33 jackiegrumbacher
      August 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Df, Boehner needs a strong competitor in his Ohio district. Who is the DCCC recruiting? We cannot let this seat go unchallenged.

      • 34 desertflower
        August 1, 2013 at 3:46 pm

        Seriously! I would love to see Boner lose….everything, actually. He doesn’t deserve the honor of public service.

  15. 35 japa21
    August 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    • 36 Linda
      August 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      I just looked at Cruz’s voting history….

      He has voted Aye a few times on Amendments that never passed….all the other votes are NO !

  16. 37 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm

  17. 38 Linda
    August 1, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Waiting for the Senate to finish voting is like watching paid dry.

  18. 41 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 3:28 pm

  19. 42 desertflower
    August 1, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/economics_in_a_nutshell/Manufacturing-back-labor-firming.html

    IN A NUTSHELL: “Manufacturing looks like it is back and with the labor market firming, the only thing left is for overall economic growth to accelerate.” WHAT IT MEANS: Wow. The manufacturing sector has been wandering around for the past year in a modest to moderate growth pattern. But something may have happened in July. The Institute for Supply Management’s index of manufacturing activity surged to its highest level in two years.

    On the labor market side, jobless claims dropped sharply to a level that is consistent with strong job growth. We will see tomorrow when the July employment report is released just how strong payroll increases were, but the moderation in layoffs in July, as reported by Challenger, Gray and Christmas adds to the feeling that tomorrow’s number could be quite good.

  20. 44 desertflower
    August 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    http://www.texasobserver.org/the-texas-legislatures-sexist-little-secret/

    n January, I returned to my home state to cover the Texas Legislature. After a seven-year absence, I was eager to spend the next 140 days writing for this magazine about the theatrics—and occasional clownery—of the Legislature’s 2013 regular session. I had no idea what I was getting into.

    It didn’t take me long to realize that as a woman, and especially a young woman, I’d be treated differently than my male colleagues. Within weeks, I’d already heard a few horrifying stories. Like the time a former Observer staffer, on her first day in the Capitol, was invited by a state senator back to his office for personal “tutoring.” Or, last session, when Rep. Mike “Tuffy” Hamilton interrupted Marisa Marquez during a House floor debate to ask if her breasts were real or fake.

    Yikes.

    • 45 desertflower
      August 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Even the most powerful women in the Legislature experience it. When I started interviewing women lawmakers, they all—Republican and Democrat, House and Senate, rural and urban—said that being a woman in the statehouse is more difficult than being a man. Some told of senators ogling women on the Senate floor or watching porn on iPads and on state-owned computers, of legislators hitting on female staffers or using them to help them meet women, and of hundreds of little comments in public and private that women had to brush off to go about their day. Some said they often felt marginalized and not listened to—that the sexism in the Legislature made their jobs harder and, at times, produced public policy hostile to women.

    • 46 jackiegrumbacher
      August 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      DF, I have to believe that Texas legislatures are taking steps too far even for conservative Texas. They believe they are impervious and that bigoted white men will sustain their viability forever. Texas women have to wake up and they have to fight and vote or Texas will become a permanent backwater of a state that’s unattractive to businesses or families. There used to be some really effective leaders and powerful voices from Texas and then some dark poison seemed to seep into the state and destroy it. This is state that literally has to be reclaimed from its insanity. it

      • 47 desertflower
        August 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm

        One would hope! I’m not sure that the ordinary TX citizen knows that THIS stuff is all going on in their names. The state that brought us the incredible Ann Richards has surely gone off the path into the ditch lately.

  21. 48 desertflower
    August 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/08/01/kerrys-fools-errand-ctd-2/

    The diplomatic breakthrough engineered by John Kerry that led to direct talks in Washington this week is really nothing less than astounding. Not only did Kerry – largely through his own grit and guile – get both sides to the table, he did so without raising any of the hackles of “pro-Israel” groups in the US and particularly in Congress. [Few] took Kerry’s shuttle diplomacy seriously and then suddenly the talks became a fait accompli before the usual suspects could torpedo it in advance.

    Beyond this initial accomplishment, there are two other reasons for confidence in Kerry’s methods: first, he has made clear that the nine month talks are for the whole enchilada, namely all unresolved issues – no interim agreement or confidence building effort that can be undermined by the rejectionists on both sides as was the case with Oslo. Second, by getting the Arab League to reaffirm its commitment to recognizing Israel if a deal for Palestinian statehood is reached, he is not only putting pressure on Hamas, he is giving the Israelis one exceptionally large carrot. Any deal Netanyahu achieves, particularly one that dismantles settlements of divides Jerusalem, will set off a firestorm among right-wing and territorial-obsessed Israelis.

    • 49 57andfemale
      August 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      Kerry cares about the work, not the credit. This is the job he was born to do.

      • 50 desertflower
        August 1, 2013 at 3:57 pm

        He really does:) What a superb job he has done in such a short time. A true intellect on these matters and a real statesman. So proud of him.

      • August 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

        Amen to that! He is grossly underrated and underappreciated.

      • 54 arkluvspbo
        August 2, 2013 at 9:09 am

        He does seem very comfortable in his role. He gets it done quietly with little fanfare — away from the noise of the shiny-object obsessed media.
        I think he could have made a good president…he just didn’t have the charisma, unfortunately, that seems to be needed for the presidency. He seems like a good and decent man.

        • 55 57andfemale
          August 2, 2013 at 11:09 am

          He would have been a fine President, but unfortunately he is not a natural national candidate. And you need to be both.

  22. August 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Congratulations Samantha Power – US Ambassador to the UN!!!!

  23. 64 desertflower
    August 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/08/house-republicans-and-the-limits-of-crazy.html

    Yesterday, the House of Representatives pulled a bill from the floor for lack of votes — the sort of scrambling chaos that occurs routinely in the chamber where John Boehner presides like a trembling child monarch. But this defeat was different. The bill concerned the funding of housing and transportation programs, though its failure represented more than just a programmatic setback, or even a setback for the Republican economic strategy writ large, but the potential ruin of its entire posture toward Obama. Since taking control of the House two and a half years ago, Republicans have fomented a series of crises that seemed to have no end in sight, explicitly refusing to negotiate with Obama and implicitly denying his legitimacy as president. The crumbling of that wall is far from certain, but yesterday a wide crack opened up.

    • 65 desertflower
      August 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Several things lent special significance to what would otherwise appear to be a tedious procedural snafu. First, the push-back occurred among the mainstream wing of the House GOP, which has until now dutifully obeyed its leadership, giving all the leverage to the party’s radical wing. Second, House Republicans are not just complaining about the defense cuts but also the domestic spending levels — that is, they’re objecting not only to the piece of sequestration that’s supposed to be Obama’s leverage over them, but also to the piece that’s supposed to be their leverage over Obama. Third, and most significant, you have a House Republican openly subverting Boehner’s no-negotiation approach. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers wrote:
      I believe that the House has made its choice: sequestration – and its unrealistic and ill-conceived discretionary cuts – must be brought to an end …
      The House, Senate and White House must come together as soon as possible on a comprehensive compromise that repeals sequestration, takes the nation off this lurching path from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis, reduces our deficits and debt, and provides a realistic topline discretionary spending level to fund the government in a responsible – and attainable – way.

      • 66 ericfive
        August 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm

        DF, that was the quote that struck me most when reading the TPM article LL cited earlier today. Theoretical cuts are one thing, but actual votes to cut Medicare and other popular programs are easier said than done. The House GOP’s desire to govern as if Romney/Ryan won the election is catching up with them. It is way too early to claim that PBO and the dems lost the sequestration, as some have declared. My hunch is the PBO’s “long game” is going to result in a civil war in the GOP, with the sane members of the GOP isolating the Tea Party set.

    • 70 jackiegrumbacher
      August 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      Df. I totally love the “trembling child monarch” description of the orangeman sot. It’s perfect. An old dissolute like Boehner has as much of a handle on his job as a child king, all of whom required regents to tell them what to do. Maybe the president could appoint a regent to help the trembling child in the big old House do his freaking job.

      • 71 desertflower
        August 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

        I love that “trembling child monarch” too:) Seriously incompetent fool, who’s only thought was to sit in the big chair, with the freakishly big gavel, making a fool of himself and putting the country at risk, day in and day out. Wanted all the glory, but has no guts. I detest him.

        • 72 majiir
          August 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm

          Boehner knows he’s a loser, but it doesn’t keep him from denying that he is not a competent leader. I can’t recall his name, but a pundit on Martin Bashir’s program today made what I think was a very valid point. He said that the republicans had worked gleefully to get the TPers in Congress, and now they’re discovering that they cannot control them in any way. Their presence in the House has led to Boehner’s declining approval ratings and behind the scenes infighting. Boehner might be able to deny to himself that he’s a weak leader, but he has to know that his leadership is being vigorously questioned in many publications.

    • 73 99ts
      August 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Time to stop calling them crises – and call them”Republican scandals” – cause that is what they are. It took the Media (R,USA) to discover Bush was a useless President & it seems it will take them 6 years to realize President Obama is the real deal – truly useless media.

  24. 74 donna dem 4 obama
    August 1, 2013 at 4:01 pm

  25. August 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    DOW, S&P close at all time highs …. thank you President Obama :)

    • August 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      It is the power of keeping a true and steady course despite the setbacks.

    • 77 jackiegrumbacher
      August 1, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Bob, I only hope that businesses and corporations understand who is good for them and who isn’t. A Republican president led them into a financial implosion; a Democratic president led them out of it. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out who is good for business and who isn’t.

  26. 78 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

  27. August 1, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Whoa…

    Good for the Chattanooga Times Free Press!

    I wonder if the good mayor had anything to do with this outcome?

    • August 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Didn’t see this before I posted @MLCalderone’s tweet.

      • 81 anniebella
        August 1, 2013 at 5:16 pm

        Drew Johnson does look like a racists ass Republican.

      • 84 majiir
        August 1, 2013 at 6:33 pm

        I’m laughing my behind off about this tweet because the real story about his firing is being concealed. What has me laughing is that he didn’t get fired because he changed the headline, he was most likely fired because he fed too much redmeat to the mouth breathers. causing even some republicans to complain about it. Who in their right mind would oppose funding for a Smart Grid which would save citizens money? A rabid anti-Obama nut, that’s who. I can imagine the electric company workers are happy about the Smart Grid and so are the new workers who have been hired because of it and those in related fields. This whole saga reminds me of a Dave Chappelle skit he used to do that was called, “When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong.”

  28. August 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Senate confirms Samantha Power.

  29. August 1, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Current tally on the Samantha Power vote – 85 to 10 :)

  30. 88 cookemom
    August 1, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    So the ‘Pubs are starting a campaign to get young folks to burn their ObamaCares draft card, signifying that they will not join the exchanges. Nevermind that there’s no such thing. So they’re making up these cards and passing them out for some kind of group burning session. I’m not sure if this has already occurred or scheduled for a future date. I’m watching Bashir and it’s being pointed out that
    1. not enough young folks in the GNOP to participate.
    2. insurance companies and corporate will never stand for it (quickest pathway to single payer)
    3. GNOP demographics too old to convince a young person or something like that.

    My take? When the under 26 year old turns 26 and are no longer eligible for the parents insurance, they will:
    1. Sign up for the exchange and get the subsidy if needed
    2. Use social media to tell their friends how ACA is helping them
    3. Parents will insist the over 26 year old get on the exchange even to the point of paying for it because they know if the kid needs hospitalization or gets ill, it’s them, not the kid who will be paying for it.

    What makes the GOP think that a kid 18-26, still on their parents insurance will buy into burning a made up card symbolizing they don’t want what they already have? So now they want Repub kids to repeat the action of those draft card burning hippies of the ’60s?

    • August 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      It’s all part of their Summer Circus strategy planned for the month.

      They want a bunch of people to go before the cameras and shout, NOOOOOOO, we don’t want healthcare!!
      They have definitely jumped the shark.

      • 90 57andfemale
        August 1, 2013 at 5:52 pm

        “We REFUSE health care, just like Caleb Howe at Redstate! Freedom! (or something)”

        Now, ‘taking personal responsibility’ means putting out a tin cup online to pay for your medical expenses and your two little girls who apparently are uninsured as well. Breathtaking.

        Seriously, WTF.

        • 91 majiir
          August 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

          I donated to Howe’s fund and added a comment saying that although he and I were on opposite sides of the political divide, my Christianity compelled me to donate on behalf of him and his family. It’s a funny thing, 57and female, when an emergency occurs, dems are much more willing to help republicans. If a dem was seriously ill, many republicans would ridicule him/her and say that it is his/her responsibility to provide for him/herself. I’ve always viewed Christianity as an religion of action, not one in which you claim to be a believer but refuse to do anything for anyone with whom you disagree.

          • 92 57andfemale
            August 2, 2013 at 11:06 am

            They would deride us, and when they take our well-meaning charity they will say that charity is the answer to no insurance or health care. I was conflicted yesterday about what to do, and I applaud your act of kindness and the many people who did donate.

    • 93 ericfive
      August 1, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      As a show of good faith, the GOP congresscritters should also burn their insurance cards and go without health insurance.

    • 94 majiir
      August 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      This stunt reminds me of their plan to “teabag” dems in D.C. It was a huge FAIL.

    • 95 99ts
      August 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      Your take No 3 – I paid my child’s private hospital insurance (despite we have a govt run system) for a few years for EXACTLY that reason. Fortunately she then decided to find the money for herself. In my world if you do not have private insurance by age 30, you pay a significant “loading” in your later years.

  31. 96 anniebella
    August 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Oh, what a beautiful Throw Back Thursday picture of the Obamas.

  32. 99 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    • 100 jackiegrumbacher
      August 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Great, great news, 57! When the Congress proves itself utterly useless, the president must act for the good of the people. I’m sure the president alerted the Democrats yesterday about his intentions to ensure a united front when he issues these orders.

  33. 101 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm

  34. 102 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    • 103 majiir
      August 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      I love our new Interior Secretary, Sally Jewel, for her courage in advocating on behalf of addressing climate change. She stated outright that she doesn’t want any climate change deniers in her department. I couldn’t agree with her more. The climate change deniers would only try to obstruct implementation of measures which would combat climate change. Plus, I can see them emailing and phoning RW members of Congress and complaining about Secretary Jewel doing her job, and I can see more fake investigations that prove nothing and waste Secretary Jewel’s valuable time.

      http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/interior-secretary-wants-no-climate-change-deniers-in

  35. August 1, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    #TrustBarack

  36. 108 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    • 109 desertflower
      August 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      damn that truth!

    • 110 arkluvspbo
      August 2, 2013 at 9:41 am

      Quality, affordable healthcare; access to affordable/free birth control; sex education taught with FACTS and reality — if NeoCons want abortions to stop being so prevalent (which I believe over they years they have actually gone down), and if they were truly concerned about it…then they would invest in the three things I mentioned above.
      They are not interested in lessening abortions, they just want their white majority and pawns for their old man wars.

  37. 113 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm

  38. 114 anniebella
    August 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    This is my opinion, POTUS will make the best and right decision, but I don’t think Putin can be trusted and I wish POTUS would not go to Russia in September.

    • 115 Nena20409
      August 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      I was feeling that way…..Then I said to myself,……Snowden is a Hacker as POTUS said weeks ago. He has been made to feel important by the Media and Russia……I say, the POTUS should do his job and ignore Edward Snowden and the Putin games.
      Give Russia a silent treatment on Snowden and have his aides not talk about Snowden.

      • 116 anniebella
        August 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

        Whatever decision POTUS make , I’m okay with. But the fact is we can;’t trust Putin and Russia.

        • 117 Nena20409
          August 1, 2013 at 5:49 pm

          Yep…..Putin and Russia……very sneaky and Not to be trusted….agreed 1001% .

        • 118 hopefruit2
          August 1, 2013 at 5:59 pm

          I don’t think Russia is making Snowden feel all that important. It’s the US Media who’s reporting this garbage. Snowden is no international hero. He is stuck in Russia because no one wants him. The US Media loves to make every arse who actively opposes or indirectly is in opposition to our President feel important. They did that with Sarah Palin. They did that with Velma Hart. They did that with George Zimmerman. Now they’re doing it with Snowflake. The GOP-run US media is obsessed with and jealous of BARACK OBAMA!!!!!

  39. 124 JER
    August 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm

  40. 127 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm

  41. 129 Nena20409
    August 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Nancy Mace To Run For Senate, Challenging Lindsey Graham In South Carolina GOP Primary:

    Republican Nancy Mace will run for Senate in South Carolina next year, Goose Creek Patch reports.

    Mace, the first female graduate of The Citadel and a tea party favorite, told Patch that she plans to challenge Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in the 2014 Republican primary. She is set to announce her candidacy at a Saturday breakfast hosted by the Berkeley County Republican Party.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/01/nancy-mace-senate_n_3691371.html#comments

    :roll: :lol: :roll:

  42. 132 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Business always protected. People, not so much:

    “Even though Iowa officials have linked the cyclospora to prepackaged salads, the state has a law that prevents it from naming brands or companies associated with outbreaks. The law protects people and businesses associated with outbreaks unless there’s a public health concern, Quinlisk said.

    Nebraska has a similar state law.

    Since Iowa health officials tied the salad to the cyclospora outbreak several weeks after people stopped getting infected, it’s no longer a public health issue, she said. ”

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/naming-names-cyclospora-outbreak/story?id=19842615

  43. 133 Linda
    August 1, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A central Florida man angry at the President Barack Obama’s plan to overhaul health care has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for threatening to kill the president.

    Christopher Castillo was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Orlando. He was convicted last February.

    Authorities say the 28-year-old Melbourne man made the threat on Facebook before the 2012 election. He said he would “hunt” the president down and kill him if he were re-elected.

    A witness told authorities that when Castillo was told it was a federal offense to threaten the president, he said “Let them come after me … Be more than happy to take a few of them with me.”

    At his trial, Castillo said he didn’t really mean he would kill the president.

    AP

    • 134 Nena20409
      August 1, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      Thank Goodness…..”he didn’t mean” is Not a legal defense.

    • 135 majiir
      August 1, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      I love it when the nuts find out too late that they can’t just say or do anything they please about President Obama. Oops, I didn’t mean it doesn’t cut it with many federal court judges.

    • 136 arkluvspbo
      August 2, 2013 at 9:47 am

      So in other words, the coward is a chicken who can’t back up his hateful words. He didn’t really mean it…but he said it, can’t take it back now, and now he gets to pay the price.

  44. 137 JER
    August 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm

  45. 138 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 5:49 pm

  46. 139 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I will be glad when Current TV bites the dust. I just got an email from them, hawking a segment on Cenk’s show with a law professor who says the Weiner fiasco is due to religious bias.

    Seriously?

    • August 1, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      hey 57….

      as of today….current TV is no longer available on FIOS…this morning the channel was there…but it would not broadcast….and now the channel itself is gone…do you still get current TV..I am in Philadelphia

    • 141 vcprezofan2
      August 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      So, was she saying W was practising his religious rites? Hmmmmmmm.

    • 142 COS
      August 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      I believe they will bite the dust on August 10th 57andfemale, but it appears that they will all head over to Free Speech TV or something. I think Thom Hartman is on that channel. He is very knowledgeable but definitely has a PL slant. I know Press will be going over there and I have a feeling Stephanie Miller will also. Don’t know about Cenk and that crowd.

      • 143 57andfemale
        August 2, 2013 at 11:03 am

        It’s a done deal that Bill Press is going there? I didn’t know that. Oh, he’ll be so happy, bashing PBO to his heart’s content. I know that Stephanie Miller is working on some television presence and will be announcing it soon.

        Thom Hartmann also is on some Russian/American TV station on DISH satellite TV. He definitely has a PL slant, but he has more brains and knowledge than all of them. The station is unwatchable once he’s off the air – America-bashing from start to finish.

        I would assume Cenk would be a perfect fit with Amy Goodman. She has good intention but lost her ability to reason years ago.

    • August 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      57…

      this is the message on the currentTV website…as the kids say…WORD!

      ***************************************************

      As many of you are aware, Al Jazeera acquired Current TV earlier this year and will be launching Al Jazeera America, a new American news channel. From all of us here at Current, thank you for your support and loyalty over the years. We’re proud to have been a part of a community that values truth and integrity in media. We are very excited about our transition to Al Jazeera America and its commitment to hard-hitting, investigative journalism that puts a human face on the stories that matter.

      We hope that you will sign up below to stay informed about the upcoming launch of Al Jazeera America.

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