The White House wins the day with this movie reference from Mean Girls…..and that is how social media is done!
Bo, stop trying to make fetch happen. http://t.co/Ez6hWGFpFc— The White House (@whitehouse) August 13, 2013
Bo, stop trying to make fetch happen. http://t.co/Ez6hWGFpFc
Chat away – News of the Day up next
I love Bo
Hi VL – swift feet…oops… fingers! :lol:
Hi there, young Birthday girl. have you been enjoying this very special day?
I certainly have VL, overwhelmed by the lovely messages, I think I like you people!
First for the Fine and Fabulous VitaminLoverrrrrrrr!!! Congratulations!!
Thank you, Ms Dudette. You are truly da’ BOMB!
TY! You’re kinda fly yourself! :-)
VC, after your beautiful poem I just don’t have the heart to tease you. Oh, shoot, I do:
So an extra year hasn’t done any damage to your heart? That’s great! :lol: :lol:
You’re tops with me vcprez…….Congrats to vitamin.
“You’re tops with me vcprez”
Excuse me Shipmate????
Y, TY, YA! :razz:
Oh, now you’re DMing each other????
Yup. I gotta ’nuff luv to go around. So put on yer big girl panties and get a glass o’ wine. :lol:
:lol: Sipping my wine in my big girl panties right now, Shipmate
Lookin’ good too, I’ll dare say! :-)
Mighty fine, if I say so myself!! :lol: Hic.
Mind yer helm Admiral. Don’t want you to go aground or crash on a rocky shore, eh.
Bo is a more mature doggy now. he can handle the press and public eye much more strongly.
Happy Birthday Chipsticks!! ;)
Thank yooooooooooooooou Mighty P!!!!!
Woman! You had me thinking I had magical powers and I just realized, nope….just Chips being fabulous again.
I :oops: for you, Hf. :grin:
I meant to say 1st Dog Bo is such a lovely dog!!! (grins sheepishly)…
I :grin: with you Hf.
Well, our grand day of celebration is drawing to its close and I’d like to briefly say an extra big “THANK YOU!” to the members of the organizing committee. You know who you are – it was a pleasure working with you! To the rest of the family, visitors and lurkers – your contributions all helped to make our party what it was and I know from her responses that the mayor had a good day – once she woke up! ;) ;)
Our party is drawing to a close? I thought it was just getting started! I brought friends. I told them Chips was in love with them!
They heard Chips liked them and wanted to join the party. ☺ Cheesy Puff Party. . .
@TheObamaDiary http://t.co/hzpEH3kKs8— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 13, 2013
Dear lord – the things one finds on the internet! Enough to further turn me off cheesie puffs. :roll:
No cakes though can you imagine. But if you’re leaving the party so early. . .
Oh, I’m not leaving – just wanted to get the thank yous out of the way so I could enjoy the remaining hours without worrying that there was still something left to do.
Wrapping it up..
C-harming, when opening TOD’s door to the world
H-umorous and friendly
I-ndignant confronter of lying PBO critics
P-ally with Blog Tyrants
S- ometimes rational.
May you continue to ‘live long and prosper!’
“S- ometimes rational.”
:lol: You’re one of a kind, VC!!!!
Those who know me thank the Good Lord for THAT, CC!
BTW, Chips Chica, have we managed to redeem ourselves from last year’s very delayed wishes? [Do consider that this year we started our wishes D-A-Y-S ahead of time, and promptly after midnight.]
Yes. . .
@NoShock Happy Birthday! Thought I sent this earlier. . . 😉 http://t.co/t4ph8qPE0s— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 12, 2013
TOD Poet Laureate! :-D :-D :-D
vc, where u going?
it ain’t fair – you guys start the party before we west coasters get up and then you end the party before we get off work & get home (pout!)
That won’t be a problem tonight GG! :-)
Okay dudette, I’ll be checking when I get home.
I needs to celebrate Chipsticks birthday real proper – you dig?
Ah, GGail, I’ll be here. Only wanted to tidy up some loose ends so that I’ll be able to ‘hang loose’ in the waning hours. ;) ;)
C U later :-) cuz it won’t be a party without you vc!
Aaaw. TY. C U later 2
Drawing to a close? Chile, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! We’ve got more partying to do tonight!! :-)
Just warning the blog tyrants now… we’re gonna need a couple of Night Owls! :-)
I expected the party will be going up to 11:59pm, but you know how it is, Dudette – some people fade away before then.
After leaving Nancy’s Seafood Restaurant
…[President] Obama then proceeded to the vacation home of longtime friend and advisor Valerie Jarrett in the North Bluff neighborhood of Oak Buffs, overlooking Nantucket Sound.
At about 2:15 the president’s motorcade left Ms. Jarrett’s home, and traveled to the Oak Bluffs School for some basketball. He was joined by Eric Whitaker, one of his closest friends; Marvin Nicholson, White House trip director, and Sam Kass, a senior policy advisor on nutrition, as well as other staff, according to the White House.
The president returned to his vacation home about 4:20 pm. http://www.mvtimes.com/2013/08/13/rainy-tuesday-obama-heads-nancys-ob-16838/
Not that I need to know, but do we know where Malia and Sasha are? Haven’t heard about them. And that’s a good thing. No other Presidents children have been under such scrutiny. Protocol was thrown out the window with this first family. Yes, they did pick on Amy Carter and Chelsea Clinton, but nothing like this. But they are doing a wonderful job.
I have seen no mention of them—–which may not mean anything—-but I’m guessing they may have opted for camp with friends this year. They’re at that age. Of course, they could be there too, who knows. But I think I remember they were at camp for about a month last year, and they only left recently to go this year.
Whatever works for them. POTUS must miss them though.
The girls are still at camp – actually the article did mention them, saying that they were joining the parents at the Vineyard later this week when camp is out. :) :)
‘At about 2:15 the President’s…’
Poor souls! All that’s left for them to report is how many times he and FLOTUS blinked while in the home. Why do they feel we need all this precise info?
PBO and his team are doing a terrific job and I don’t want the country to miss out on any thing he can do to get closer to the ‘more perfect union’ between now and 2016. However, I’ll say honestly that a part of me cannot wait until his term of service is over and he and his family can reclaim the greater portion of their lives and privacy. I like to think that will also remove them from the larger field of disrespect and envy that has dogged them to date, (and that causes such anger in me from time to time).
vc, I said to myself “lord, do they record EVERYTHING he does on vacation”?
His tolerating this intrusion makes me admire him & FLOTUS all the more.
No other president had this much attention paid to them.
No other president was as interesting a person. Who really cared what Ronnie or W did on vacation? No one. Clinton was followed almost as fanatically as President Obama. I remember the picture some paparazzi took of Hill and Bill, from long distance, dancing in the sand on a Caribbean beach.
I remember “everyone” thought that was a staged picture on the beach, too. Weren’t there days of speculation?
Chips, time to get ready. . .
Go out on the town. . .
Chips, time for the manicure. . . http://t.co/4qsfHtSVaZ— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 13, 2013
Those textured manicures are creepy to me. ewwwww.
I know, I have anything but a French manicure or neutral tones, but I’m not fashion forward. ;)
Looks like cheesy puffs! Excellent!!!
Oh, I have more. I thought her BDay was the 9th!
CarolMae, are you trying to turn Chips OFF cheesy puffs?
It would be good for her health. FLOTUS asked me to. ;)
Poor FLOTUS …and POTUS, even when they’re out of town they get blamed.
Uh oh, now I’m in trouble. . .
Like I have any influence.
You never know – a drip of water on rocks?
I just wish that the news cycle could have stopped for today so that she could enjoy her birthday even more. It is annoying to hear about knuckle-heads like Stupid Palin, Full of it Oreilly, and cranky Frumpy Trump.
Yes, not just today, but everyday POTUS is on vacation.
CBS just did a rather negative report about the administration delaying the out of pocket expense. Interviewed a doctor (cancer). She expressed great concern about cost of her patient’s meds. They gave the administrations reasoning….saying it was still a better deal than previous, but overall, it was a negative report. Covered the other things that have been delayed, etc. Negative, negative. Sigh….
NBC news also had a negative report on the ACA. Lisa Meyers “investigative reporter” went to Maine and found an owner of several Subway franchises who is cutting his employees’ hours from 30 to 29 so he won’t have to provide health insurance. So….they won’t have health insurance, and they will take a paycut! That owner can afford it…..SUBWAYS are lucrative enterprises. Then she talked to some community college people in Florida who are cutting their adjunct professors’ hours for the same reason…..they say they can’t afford healthcare. I know that happened where I teach too. Some adjuncts taught ten to twelve hours, now they’re limited to nine, because the college would have to provide health insurance. Frankly, this just angers me. These part time people SHOULD have access to healthcare. I’m lucky, I have medicare; young people are not so fortunate.
People SHOULD have healthcare. It is unconscionable that Americans are not riled up about this. I guess they are so used to being kicked, they don’t think they deserve healthcare.
Europeans think we’re medieval in our lack of health care.
*Europeans think we’re medieval in our lack of health care*
Canadians, too. (And we are.)
Please take the media reports (and their agenda-driven doctors) with the appropriate amount of salt. Get the correct information from HSS, and healthcare.gov website.
The media will go far and wide to pick and choose one or two disgruntled people whose situation fits their anti-ACA narrative, and then report that as news. It’s not. It’s propaganda. They did the SAME thing in 2010 and confused a lot of the public for that reason. But we’ve been warned many times, that cable news is not the appropriate source for getting accurate info on the ACA. There a dedicated websites and place to call for that.
What disturbed me about this report was that it was on NBC Nightly News, the highest rated network news, and the one that many people that many people take as gospel. Once it’s on Brian Williams, it’s hard to dispute with facts. It was a terribly one sided, unfair report.
None of these news networks are credible anymore, unfortunately. Right now NBC is owned by Comcast – which in turn is owned by GE. All corporate owned, bought & paid for, and spewing the same menacing, anti-democratic, narratives, day-in, day-out.
Here you go — as I said earlier, always take these MSM reports with the appropriate amount of salt.
BTW, the lead example in the NBC Obamacare "investigation" is a Romney donor and publicity-seeking anti-tax activist thkpr.gs/14vWnAC— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) August 14, 2013
What say you, @bwilliams? cc @JuddLegum— (@JOBoomr) August 14, 2013
Whew, what a long day it’s been!
Well, reason #1,327 why I love my job. I just helped a developmentally disabled young man fill out his application for a library card. He was profusely grateful and called us true public servants. It’s days like these which remind me that I’m not just a reference god (although, you know, I am); I actually make people’s lives better, at least a little bit.
D you let customers check out books on Nooks, Kindles and iPads?
We do have ebooks. Not as many as we would like, because many publishers refuse to sell ebooks to libraries. And those that do make us buy the licenses again after 26 checkouts. So ebooks are terribly expensive for libraries. Random House charges us about $80 per title; but at least with them we own the book for life.
Wow, that’s a lot. Think they’d give you better discount.
With physical material we get great discounts. Not so with electronic materials.
This is such bull – I’m referring to the publishers and their hoarding the licenses to make an extra buck. Folks should be able to purchase a kindle machine from Amazon, or even borrow from the library itself, and check out ebooks for kindle and other apps. This is nonsense!!!
Kindle often offers free ebooks. And if your a Prime member, you have a very wide selection. I don’t know anything about Nook.
Ebooks and their restrictions are a raging topic of discussion in library-land. Patrons always ask us why there are waiting lists, and we have to explain that we don’t actually own the books; we merely buy licenses, much like software, and each license is analogous to 1 physical book. AND, we pay separately for the ebooks; we don’t get them for free when we buy the physical book. It’s quite frustrating, but the publishing industry is determined to go down clutching to its ancient business model.
Bravo LL! It must feel MIGHTY good! You deserve that gift!
I appreciate the work you do so much!! I’m glad to see others letting you know too.
LL, that made me feel warm & fuzzy too!
thanks for sharing.
I remember how proud I was to get my library card when I was a young girl (many many moons ago)
/whisper/ How many moons? Come on, be specific, you can trust me.
go away……u trouble maker……. :-(
/puzzled/ You know, GG, I still haven’t figured out why the name ‘trouble’ has followed me around since my early days in the work place. Really strange.
I still remember holding my first library card for NYPL when I was 7. And I would spend every free moment I could at my school’s library; that’s where my love for ancient history developed.
You are an angel, living in the city of Angels.
Well done, LL.
PO’d big time.
Gohmert:The most difficult thing in the world is to have sex with yourself but you should try it! huff.to/123glWC— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) August 13, 2013
You know what can I say about people like this Gohmert guy? People who have no problem lying, they lie so easily. All I can say is they are a bunch of evil racists sick people. Lord help this country. Lord help us.
Someone needs to help us. This country is going no where until everyone starts facing the same direction.
Does he deserve a reply. I think Gohmert has ear worms. :twisted:
“Of course we know that this president, this administration has done more to stir up racial tension and violence than any administration since, you know, the sixties. I thought that we were going to have a post-racial president and he’s become the president of division, of envy, of jealousy.”
Republigoobers always reveal their true feelings — envy and jealousy.
Look at that fish mouth — all it’s doing is blowing out hot air.
Chips, hope your birthday has been great!
Late as usual to the party (which started at 12:01 am, apparently).
Was searching for the perfect gift, but with no luck.
So here’s something the Internet dug up in response to the stupid Twitter hashtag #MockObamaDay:
He failed to keep us safe!!! Yeah this guy #MockObamaDay http://t.co/8TC3Jo511N— Douglas (@teter45013) August 13, 2013
And I know the Daily Mail UK is a right-wing rag, but they’ve got the best pictures on the Internet:
Jane Austen ring will stay in the UK.
dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2… http://t.co/sOHiM4Y8pF— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 13, 2013
Thanks for expanding the contributions to include the BT’s, all of whom do such a great job!
And thanks Chips, for having the insight, creativity and stamina for starting this blog so many moons ago and keeping it running, come rain or shine.
Along with the rest of TODville, Happy BD, BT.
And the wisdom to know when to ask for help. I enjoy the variety. Nobody captions photos like chips though. :grin:
Wonderful sentiments, CarolMae
On to the main topic of Bo, the human. How did this start? A simple question. . .
@petesouza Pointers on how 2 get my dogs to look @ camera like Bo? Bear & Sam campaigning.
#greatnature project. http://t.co/0o6rVlkEVH— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 12, 2013
Also asked him in another tweet about photographing a black dog. ;) He hasn’t answered, but since so many people must ask he must be doing the interview for us all. Thanks to the person who posted it.
I see where North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan has ask the Department of Justice to look into this piece of crap Voter ID law Gov, McCory sign yesterday. Good for the Senator.
Someone in the news media should ask Glenn Greenwald why 27 secret trackers attached to his articles follow us around the web.— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) August 13, 2013
I think we are now the official media. MSN is just a pack chasing each other around shiny objects. They only listen to each other. Ever watch cable TV? They never have news makers on. They have other journos.
Which is why I stopped watching MSNBC. Really, all they interview are each other.
No kidding. They rarely show the Presidents speeches. Probably have to get a narrative on what to say about the speech.
“They only listen to each other. Ever watch cable TV? They never have news makers on. They have other journos.”
“Really, all they interview are each other.”
Go ahead and speak TRUTH, Liberal Librarian and CarolMaeWY! Most so called journalists in the current national media appear to be members of a mutual admiration club. Most of what they do is all about impressing each other rather than informing the public. With a few rare exceptions, It seems that the key to winning admiration from fellow media people is to make sure to go negative on President Obama.
If you're taking a very loud and very sanctimonious attitude on secrecy and privacy, you'd better make sure your own house is in order.— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) August 13, 2013
Let’s look at specific examples. Insurance companies wanted off the hook from mesothelioma claims, so ALEC came forward with a model bill to protect corporations from asbestos exposure liability. The bill quickly was introduced in Ohio, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, West Virginia, and at the federal level. The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act would require asbestos victims and their families to publicly disclose all manner of personal information before receiving compensation. This information could be used to deny credit or employment and make the victims vulnerable to identity theft. The point, obviously, is to intimidate people from filing claims. No such disclosure is required of companies that exposed employees and customers to asbestos.
In fact, liability protection is a major focus of ALEC bills. As of August 2013, this year at least 71 bills crafted by ALEC have been introduced around the country that make it harder to hold corporations accountable for death or injury. Many have misleading names, such as the “Full and Fair Noneconomic Damages Act,” introduced in two states, that limits the amount a corporation has to pay to compensate people it has injured.
Infringing on our our right to petition the government really bothers me.
.@SpeakerBoehner: #ClimateDenierAward: http://t.co/iAjK9ZyR8T Thinks Climate Change is fake, and his tan is real.— Tally (@bardgal) August 13, 2013
They do not deserve a beautiful steed like that one on the pedestal.
I like the idea of giving them award but maybe it should be a dunce cap….
‘ thinks….his tan is real’
O I like this one, Tally. :grin:
Is Chips out for dinner? I found a guy she might like. . .
Someone really likes Cheesy Puffs. . .
Maybe Chips will like him. 😉 http://t.co/1NmNGf5CWh— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 13, 2013
Come on….you can’t think Chips would be interested in this…. this…. when she has all these hardworking choices as we do in the village! I’m standing up for my friend now – give Chips a break.
I’m so ashamed. :oops:
Not my intent, but ..be reasonable, okay?
What? They have some things in common:
– Love of cheesy puffs & creature comforts
– An appreciation for technology
– Hair neatly groomed
– Simple, classic taste in home decor & personal style
– Understand the importance of moisturizing (lotion bottle on the shelf)
It’s a start is all I’m sayin’! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
You are good, Dudette! :grin:
I think I could knock down each one (for example CC is waaayyy beyond ‘an appreciation for technology’. She now invents her own units) – but I won’t. I’ll apologize to CarolMae instead,
I am pleading sleep deprivation – forgive me please, Carolmae.
That’s what I like about Dudette……you are pragmatic like someone else I know….who could that be? :)
With regard to Bo the human…….actually, we think our dogs belong to a species higher than human…….I think Bo does too. Knowing how humans treat each other, I would say dogs are MUCH superior to us.
Yes and we can be cruel, extremely cruel to animal.
TY @yelucrk @purplesofa Update on #AnthonyStokes transplant decison bit.ly/15AGqt3 #HeartForAnthony http://t.co/BDw68HJtC7— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 13, 2013
Did those stupid doctors consider he might not be doing good in school because his heart wasn’t working right?
Good point. But it’s a lot easier to say it’s because of his race than to even stop to think about the numerous other plausibilities….
Very proud of all your efforts, Dudette!!!
Thanks Bob! Look what WE did! :-D
The latest decision was so heartwarming, Dudette. So happy for that young man and his family. And I’m sure you’ll sleep better tonight!
(((((((((( Thank you, Dudette, Thank you so much.))))))))))))))HZ
I may have stumbled on the reason the employees at the Obama lunch spot, Nancy’s seafood, were wearing Shark t shirts. And it may have nothing to do (hopefully) with eating shark. (increasingly scarce resource) According to the Martha’s Vineyard Gazette, the Martha’s Vineyard “Sharks” are heading to the baseball championship series after a big win last night. So I’m thinking they were merely supporting the successful home team.
Thank you, drones….
An American drone strike has killed four suspected al Qaeda militants associated with the latest threat that prompted the closing of U.S. embassies across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a senior U.S. official.
“We got the operational guys we were after,” the official said, referring to the four men killed in Yemen.
The strike is among the latest in an aggressive counter-terrorism campaign waged by American drones, which have killed approximately three dozen people in Yemen just over the last two weeks, another U.S. official told ABC News.
Thank you, df. You are muchappreciated – always a reliable fountain of information.
Drone strike kills 4 AQ associated with latest threat that prompted closing of U.S. embassies across MENA abcnews.go.com/Blotter/milita…— meta (@metaquest) August 14, 2013
Uh oh, what are the GOoPers going to scream about now. This kind of kills their stories about that Ben Gazi guy.
are any of the eternal sources of criticism sending thank you cards to PBO and The National Security Team for this operation?
Yes, I think I heard they “got right on it,” linda. Unreal.
There was some ass kicking going on here…
SE Cupp is your standard dimwitted, spout the GOP talking points talking head.
Any drugstore? Free?
-What documentation is required?
-How much will it cost to get that documentation? Poll tax?
-How much will it cost the taxpayers to put these ‘polices’ in place?
-How much will it cost voters who must tae unpaid leave from work because early voting has been curtailed? Poll tax?
-Will they be in place by the next election? No id no vote?
-What if everyone decided to use an absentee ballot? How will they monitor voter fraud?
-in what fantasy universe, does making it harder for 100’s of thousands of people to vote, help our democratic process?
This is wholesale discrimination. i thought discrimination of any kind was unconstitutional.
These are questions that should have been asked by the ‘moderator’. Fat Fucking chance!!
Maybe these gun safety instructions should be younger than the mandatory retirement age.
Speechless. RT @TorontoStar: Ohio gun safety teacher accidentally shoots student during class bit.ly/14vhHpP— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) August 13, 2013
*instructors, not instructions.
Well how about this?
Serious freakingly.These “responsible gun owners” can’t even keep from hurting or killing themselves or their loved ones! Won’t they just shit a brick when a “bad guy” does something to them! Honestly, I’m so over this male enhancement tool.
The ‘student’ in question is an adult, but still. I don’t know what is wrong with me today, but I confess I felt little sympathy for this guy, in the same way I felt none for the dad of the 3 year old who got shot in his derriere.
VC, I don’t think it is just you! I too can’t summon any sympathy for a father who takes a 3-year-old target shooting and then lives a loaded gun unattended. I am sorry, but I just have zero sympathy for this irresponsible father. I am sick and tired of the gun the right wingers’ gun obsession. It appears to me that fewer people are saved because of gun ownership than those who are killed because of gun ownership.
It’s ‘responsible’ gun owners like these that cause me to shake my head when the NRA talks about responsible gun owners.
New post very, very, very, almost soon – hang in there :???:
Yes! Soon-ISH! We know! :-)
Hey Chips! Here’s a memory lane link with a GREAT slide show by your ‘old photographer friend’! You could send her some eyes. The show has definitely pushed my ‘extra happy’ button.
Dudette…you did some good stuff with your Tweets about the heart transplant patient:) I was repulsed by that entire thing. As you may remember, my mom died waiting for a heart transplant. Every time I think of DICK getting a heart and living on with this hate filled life, I literally feel sick. The fact that they would deny a CHILD a heart if one became available because of a lame excuse like grades….!!!!
Gee, did it ever occur to those “Doctors” that fighting for your life might just detract from concentrating on your grades!! I couldn’t weigh in last night. I was pissed all over again. My fondest wish is that stem cells can be used to grow new organs for people if theirs begin to fail. They get to live out their lives and no massive amounts of anti rejection meds for life. how good would that be? I want to see that in my lifetime.
Df’s sentiments x 2
I agree, df! It was a lame excuse for denying that child a chance at life. It’s great to see that the hospital reconsidered that heinous decision and made things right. [Although, if I were his Mom, I'd make sure who ever was involved in that original decision gets nowhere near involvement in my child's future treatment.]
Nothing like a little public shaming to get some folks to do right. I hope no other children have had or will have to endure such callous treatment. So glad people cared enough to retweet, call, email and blast the hospital into submission. Together we can move mountains!
Whitney looks really young in this video, almost like a teenager or a very young adult.
Yep. I miss her.
Every time I think of her now I think of her singing ‘I look to you’ in that white dress, and, every time, it brings tears to my eyes or a lump to my throat.
It’s an exceptional recording, VC, for sure ….
Me too. For me her last work was her very best. So sad!
If you get a chance, Dudette, watch what Robert Dover does with a ‘dancing horse’ to Whitney’s “One Moment In Time’ Poetry..
@metaquest Thank you, President Obama and the Drone Strikers for your accuracy!— Allison (@Allison_sad) August 14, 2013
Thank you, Allison! Followed!
Love your tweets! #Forward
Happy birthday Chips! I hope your day has been super-fantastic thus far. Do enjoy the rest of it.
David Waldman has been cataloging the American gun culture carnage for over a year and he is now on Edition THIRTY. It is maddening, sickening, pathetic, embarrassing but also morbidly fascinating and a comical exposure of gun-lover buffoonery. Our gun worshipping American Patr-idiots are killing and maiming each other at a breakneck pace and each edition always includes cases of children being shot and killed or maimed.
WHO FUCKING WANTS TO PERPETUATE A SOCIETY LIKE THAT SURROUNDED BY GUNS??
Don't know what's come over me. Just feel like shakin' a tail-feather | James Brown ~ I Feel Good: youtu.be/U5TqIdff_DQ :-)— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 14, 2013
What a coincidence! Remember that Obama photographer who ‘appreciated’ CC’s potties? I had forgotten her name, but ran into her work just now on twitter. Someone was using it as a counter argument in one of the MockObama hashtags. There are 144 pics there, guys and gals! :grin: Great memory lane fodder.
I just switched to the slide show (WIDE GRIN)- This is a real mood booster! Gooooo baby! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Wow! Good stuff there. Many I don’t recall seeing before! Thanks VC!
Had to tweet it! :-)
Gorgeous photos from #Obama2012 campaign photog Scott Tufankjian. bit.ly/14KtE2a [click on Slide Show] http://t.co/bOXhmAOTHI— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 14, 2013
That photo conveys so much with so little
James says let’s do that thang…
Good Gawd! Oww! Baby, baby, baby | James Brown ~ I Got the Feelin: youtu.be/UNSS_9iN498 [watch me slide across the floor... Unh!]— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 14, 2013
Hmm? Someone is seriously partying like it is 1999 :?:
OK…..all Good :!: :cool:
Well, I’d love to party like it’s 1999, but His Royal Badness has deep, deep hatred of YouTube, so I can’t post his stuff.
Oh well, we party on!
There can be only one………….Dudette!!
Yep, Ms Dudette. However….I don’t get it. Prince Rogers Nelson has no rights to those songs….gave it away…..to the Record Company for his creative badness…..total control….Hence his Symbol name change when he was fighting to get his songs back…..it failed. So when the Downloading and Youtubing of Music became the way of the music industry…..that music company was Not able to get Prince Rogers Nelson to renegotiate without him owing his songs back……..My total speculative mind going wild. I am sticking to that ;) .
Thanks….I like Phil Collins too.
Any New Jerseyans about?
Can blue New Jersey prove the DC echo-chamber wrong about what a stellar GOP candidate Chris Christie is?
NJ StarLedger EdBoard:
Gov Christie’s habit of using public office to promote pres ambitions has reached a new low.
blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 13, 2013
praying that NJ Dems get serious and vote against this christie
BREAKING: Newark, NJ, Mayor Cory Booker wins Democratic primary in special US Senate election— The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2013
So Cory Booker is running against GOP Steve Longehan for the NJ senate seat.
I mean Steve *Lonegan.*
Congrats Mayor Booker. Now go get them in Oct.
Alright! Step 1 Complete!! #FORWARD
See just above re: NJ Star Ledger editorial against Chris Christie.
Really hate how blind the MSM is to any shortcomings when it comes to their beloved Christie.
The media will work VERY hard to make Chris Chistie the republican nominee. Because they think he’s the only one who could be competitive against Hilary. I have to admit I also think Christie would be the most challenging candidate against her. And yes, she’s running. And I’m sure she has taken her decision a long time ago. As soon as a few years ago when she told President Obama she didn’t want to stay as SOS for his second term.
OK, how are we doing on champagne and cake? Everybody good? Or do we need more provisions?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHIPSTICKS!!
More! More, please, Meta. I notice Dudette is working up a sweat and dragging Nena and others onto the dance floor with her. :grin:
It’s appalling that our President and his administration have to battle the 3-headed monster known as emoprogs, MSM and GOP.
@chrislhayes is intentionally misleading about the NSA surveillance oversite panel thehill.com/blogs/hillicon… #inners— Gary Stewart (@blucaller) August 14, 2013
MSNBC needs to jettison Hayes now. He and Snowdenwald are truly destructive.
How could Chris Hayes be “intentionally” doing anything? He doesn’t have the brains to actually understand anything!
WOOOOOT for dinner dates!!!!
Pres. Obama & @FLOTUS having a date night dinner right now at Beach Plum on the #Vineyard. They've visited before. #dinnerdejavu— Eddie Gehman Kohan (@ObamaFoodorama) August 14, 2013
Beach Plum where POTUS & FLOTUS are dining is xlnt & romantic eatery at an Inn in Menemsha w/ sweeping ocean views. Menu is seasonal, local— Eddie Gehman Kohan (@ObamaFoodorama) August 14, 2013
Great! They both deserve this intimate time to recharge! I personally think that all Presidents, irrespective of political parties, really deserve private time completely away from the media. After all, POTUS and FLOTUS are human beings like the rest of us. They, more than any one else, deserve some privacy time because that are always in the limelight.
Ahhhh, date night!! :-)
Here’s a wonderful treat – 144 picture gallery!!!
This is easily the best @barackobama slideshow I've ever seen. It'll clean your soul. @stufankjian is extraordinary. scouttufankjian.com/#/four-more-ye…— BWD (@theonlyadult) August 14, 2013
What is wrong with the people of New Jersey? Why would they want Christie to retain the governorship? Unbelievable. Republican wolf in ‘moderate disguise.
Hiya TOD. Zekke, better the governor there than the president all over maybe?
Adding to the “today’s gun news” stories:
LA Sheriff's Dept.manages to misplace an M16 rifle. "It's an embarrassment." nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Los…— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) August 14, 2013
Ever wondered “is it me or does that song sound just like [every other song] on the radio”?
You’re not the only one. In fact, these folks did some analysis of 50 pop songs from 2012 and guess what they found:
50 Top Pop Songs of 2012 and They All Sound The Same
Here is proof of how original pop music is – You can take 55 of the biggest songs of the year, mash them up, and nothing changes, it’s all the same.
Okay, they’re right, but I have to admit bobbin’ my head and tappin’ my toe for some of them! :-D
Pop Danthology 2012 – Mashup of 50+ Pop Songs: youtu.be/If5MF4wm1T8— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 14, 2013
Congratulations @CoryBooker!! Truly hope you will be the next NJ Senator. #FORWARD— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 14, 2013
Yes We Can
Okay, been waiting around for Chips to post a new thread, all so I can wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, one that she will actually get to see, so if I’m gone by then, would someone kindly pass on my greetings to her? Thank you kindly, need to go to bed.
Been through here a couple times. . .
A stunning #sunrise over #Badlands National Park. #southdakota http://t.co/mfn16izYqm— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) August 13, 2013
Fierce!! We have so many reasons to preserve this beauty, Carol.
Yes we do.
HI everyone, I’ve been away for a while, with some difficulty to access Internet. I was able to “lurk”a couple of times in the past few weeks, but not much… I’ve missed reading all the news everyday… I’m happy to be back !
Happy Birthday, Chips !! I’ll remember your birthday forever, because, I don’t know if your remember that… this is my birthday too !… No kidding !!
Happy Birthday to you, Lovepolitics2008!!
Hope you have had a lovely birthday, Lp2008! Many happy returns!
Happy Birthday to you, Lovepolitics! I hope you had a wonderful day.
Happy Birthday, LP!! :) Dance like nobody’s watching!!
POTUS & FLOTUS date nite dinner at Beach Plum in Menemsha, photo via @vineyardgazette – http://t.co/dARd5nFN9t— Eddie Gehman Kohan (@ObamaFoodorama) August 14, 2013
I’ve figured out who is another of our TOD twitter magnet – Dudette! She ran with that 15yr old heart patient last night (well-done, D!), others joined in, and a previous inhumane decision was revisited. Tonight I stumbled on to Scout’s campaign slideshow, mentioned it here, Dudette sponsored it, and since then I’ve run into it countless times as it’s picking up steam on twitter. Very good examples IMO that we can work around the MSM, if we use our contacts seriously and with focus.
There are so many twitter champions in our village, including our 1st example setter – Chips. Dudette, do you remember when you were hesitant to join twitter? It seems so long ago now. Come to think of it, the TOD twitter brigade was formed because we have a TOD, and we have a TOD because we have Chips. Happy Birthday again, Chips Chica! :lol:
“Very good examples IMO that we can work around the MSM, if we use our contacts seriously and with focus.”
Bobfr – One of TOD’s twitter leaders! :grin: We so appreciate the work you have been doing so tirelessly.
I second your comment, VC! Bobfr has been incredible on twitter, as well as on many of his thoughtful commentaries. Although he is a couple years younger than me,. I still find him very inspiring. I just love his courage, honesty, wisdom and, above all, his decency He is an absolute treasure!
Good for Sloane
It was nervy and high tension in the end but Sloane Stephens takes her biggest win to date, knocking of Maria Sharapova at @CincyTennis.— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) August 14, 2013
How many Natl Parks or Monuments have you visited? I think my favorite is Glacier Natl Park. I wish I could have made it to Yosemite.
Love how the Dept of Interior is showing off our parks. Pres. Obama loves this country.
Amazing #stargazing photo on a cold night @YosemiteNPS #stars #milkyway #California http://t.co/s05lrHuOTP— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) August 13, 2013
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