The Obama family ride bicycles in Manuel F. Correllus State Forest, August 16
Thank you LovelyPlains!
First time ever!! Wow this is Great!!
woo hoo! go you!
Warm welcome! It’s nice to be on top in TODvillage!
Congratulations on nabbing the top spot, roh108 – you rock!
Congrats! It’s a great feeling.
Wooooot!!! Way to go roh108!! Congratulations!
So what’s the weather like?
And how are you? ….And the relatives?
Have the children finished their back-to-school shopping?
There! I’m all chatted out……for now, anyways.
And nobody needs to tell ya “chat away” for a while, eh?
GM Chips! Wanted to say hi before I zonk out……….. see you TOD’ers in the evening. Congrats on first Roh!
LP, very belated thanks for the lovely post on VP Biden, only saw it this morning!! Have a perfect day, and thanks again.
My pleasure Chips, now I am closing the blinds, and putting the “Do not disturb” tag on the door……..hopefully I wake up before the moon comes out…..until then
No one tell LP that I think the moon is out now. LOL.
(One of those half-moons visible during the daytime.)
JORGE RAMOS: NEW FUSION CHANNEL WILL BE IMMIGRATION, EVERY NIGHT, UNTIL REFORM PASSES
by Van Le
A new cable channel, Fusion, is hitting the airwaves this October, and Jorge Ramos is warning Republicans that the new channel will be on their case, all the time, about immigration until reform becomes a reality.
“We’re going to come out on Oct. 28th, and if the House doesn’t approve immigration reform by then, then there’s going to be a new, very loud voice in Fusion, talking about immigration every single night until immigration reform passes,” Ramos said in an interview with The Huffington Post.
Fusion will be a joint ABC News-Univision effort that will be programmed in English and aimed at English-speaking Latinos (especially younger Latinos). Ramos–who currently anchors the nightly news program “Noticiero Univision” and hosts the Sunday news show “Al Punto”–will host a primetime segment. Ramos is also a very influential advocate of immigration reform, and his comments that the new channel will “own” the issue upon its launch should worry House Republicans who believe they can stall away the pressure for immigration reform until the pressure to pass a bill dies down.
Rachel Maddow did an excellent rundown last night of the real time ramification of Voter Suppression in North Carolina and their attack on Black College Students.
ICYMI: RNC CHAIR PRIEBUS CALLS “SELF-DEPORTATION” APPROACH – CHAMPIONED BY ROMNEY LAST YEAR – “HORRIFIC” & “RACIST”
America’s Voice | Released on 08/16/2013 at 12:40pm
The question going forward is which direction Speaker John Boehner is going to choose. Is he going to allow Reps. Steve King, Louis Gohmert (R-TX), Michelle Bachman (R-MN) and the “Hell No” caucus win the day, or is he going to fully support the efforts of Reps. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Rep. John Carter (R-TX), David Valladao (R-CA), David Amodei (R-NV) and others to get to yes on immigration reform with a path to citizenship?
A variation on the same question is this: Is Boehner going to allow Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies (the intellectual author of self-deportation), Roy Beck of Numbers USA, Dan Stein of Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and Kris Kobach (the author of the hated Arizona and Alabama anti-immigrant laws, and advisor to the Romney campaign) to brand the GOP as the Party that wants hard working immigrant families to get the hell out, or is he going to get enough of his caucus to side with the majority of Republicans, businesses small and big, high-tech companies, agricultural producers, evangelicals, Catholics, numerous conservative thought leaders and GOP donors?
The Hastert “Rule” isn’t in the Constitution, so Boehner should dump the Tea Party crazies and just bring the Senate Bill on Immigration reform to a vote in the House. They are consumed by hate.
And stupidity. Thank you, John McCain: without you elevating Sarah Palin I maintain the tea party never would have gotten the power they had. Of course, Dem’s deciding not to vote in 2010 didn’t help either.
But I still blame McCain. Completely.
Changed the photos in the post everyone, will use the original again because it’s so beautiful.
Hey what happened to Scott’s picture from the campaign? I love that one! Reminds me of my sweet grandma.
Ha, sorry Dudette, changed the post to current photo events! Will use that gorgeous photo again, one of my very favorites.
No problem. I know where to go when I want to see it again.
A Most Excellent Handbag: On sale in gift shop in Vineyard Haven, with words Mighty Michelle & First Lady of Fabulous http://t.co/zkaOgmQxM4— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) August 16, 2013
I saw the same bag in a San Diego, CA shop. I am going back to buy it and another bag for my sister-in-law’s birthday.
I have one of these bags.
Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening Chips and my TOD family. I’ve been up since 5:45 putting the trash out; water plants on entryway to condo; picked up papers for my two lovely neighbors, spoke to one while watering(they are just back from the beautiful state of OR. (OR in the house)
sprayed for ants. So hot here and the ants are driving me crazy. Legs gave out. Came in put the music on and did my prayers and meditations. We are all prayed up. Again love what Mr. Garth said about our beautiful President. Lifted our President and Cabinet up in prayers and our First Family and Second Family.
Had to take care of some business phone calls and more paper work. Almost done, but had to come and greet the day with my beautiful and loving Chips and TOD family. Be kind to your space and always try to put something beautiful in it for yourself and your children, family, and friends. Smile on the day that has been give to each of us from a Power that is generous, loving, peaceful, and gracious. Be lovingly blessed TOD family ((((((( Love you all so much.)))))))HZ
I have 3 of these . Lovely indeed. We are so bless to have our beautiful First Lady!!!! They all look so lovely out on the bike trail. Enjoy, Mr. President.
Out to get medicines and then back to eat something. So hungry. It is very, very hot here. Keep cool everyone.HZ
you have yourself a wonderful day HZ!
HZ Happy morning and soon to be afternoon from sunny SoCal too. It is pretty warm already and it isn’t noon yet. I am having trouble typing so with that, (((Love and hugs to you too))).
Looks like a bit of rw trouble on the radio. A fight for $$’s, eh?
Sean Hannity About To Get Yanked From Radio Network huff.to/1eOO5cX via @HuffPostMedia— Prof. Crime, Ph.D (@CrimeDoc96) August 16, 2013
Maybe when Hannity runs out of funds, he can move his family into Limbaugh’s house. That should cancel both of them out, nicely.
Lovely! Thanks Chips
Now, that is one answer to our prayers this morning. Now out to car to get medicine. Just called and all is in. Be joyful. We will all get through all of this together and peacefully. Enjoy each day with love, laughter, and good food. ((((Luv U, TOD family)))))HZ
Chips, everything is lovely as usual. Thanks to UT and all of the beautiful brilliant helper in our loving TOD family. Thank You All.HZ
Bless You HZ! Be well. dear.
Lots of love to you, HZ. I’m going to take your advice.
Well let’s see the so-called liberal left defend this now…paging Chris “civil rights” Hayes and Daily Kos…
Wikileaks founder Assange says the far right is America's "only hope" lgf.bz/19nbe5D— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) August 16, 2013
Aha and the plot thickens HopeF. In the last post you and some folks were wondering about the dynamic that drives wikileaks. And now we hear it from the horses mouth. The “far right” is america’s only hope????!? they are nothing but right wing shills. I agree – what will the “emo-progs” do about this? support them still?
I’ve been saying from DAY ONE that this whole NSA issue begins and ends with Koch Bros $$$$$….
well you certainly called it. It always seemed quite suspicious that wikilinks seemed to so closely coincide with the timing of the Obama Administration… and all the hoopla with NSA came about around the time Susan Rice was appointed (I think). Anyway, all too coincidental.. kinda like the timing of the Tea Party.
On the otherhand this Julian Assange/ Snowden/ Greenwald have all behaved like rightwingers- right along with these folks who go on teevee ‘representing’ the left- yet were all repubs previously. I wonder if their followers are going to wise up or just finally admit they’re all rightwingers too.
Chris Hayes has pretty much said the same thing…..
Chris Hayes has said that the far right wing is America’s only hope?
Really don’t like Hayes or his show, but he believes this???
Ha. I sincerely hope the GOP follows through with this “ban” and gets Rush or Sean to “moderate”! Just one more nail in the coffin for the Republican party for 2014. The way they keep working against themselves is a sight to behold.
Repubs bar CNN, NBC from partnering in ’16 debates nbcnews.to/16t6gWv via @NBCFirstRead #GOP: keep up the crazy! #VOTEDEM2014— (@a4alice) August 16, 2013
Will they bar FOX News whose production company made the Hillary movie?
is that so? Ha! That’s even more ridiculous!!
That is what someone posted in the previous thread. If it is true I hope someone brings it out to the public.
I think LP tweeted it or posted it, but I could be wrong.
via Ladyhawke, above.
I believe the appropriate response is: BWHAAHHHAAAa.
Jorge Ramos: New FUSION Channe will be immigration, every night, until reform passes.
americasvoiceonline.org/blog/jorge-ram…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 16, 2013
Typo corrected (previous tweet deleted).
Jorge Ramos: New FUSION Channel will be immigration, every night, until reform passes.
americasvoiceonline.org/blog/jorge-ram…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 16, 2013
Good! Get immigration signed sealed delivered.
And Arapaho, if you read this you said that an PBO campaign/media person Delecato??
is working with Bill de Blasio. Do you know if that person is responsible for the “Dante” ad?
It’s nice to see the girls have joined POTUS & FLOTUS and I’m glad the secret service are able to enjoy the vacation too!
A very good read:
O̶b̶a̶m̶a̶'̶s̶ ̶2̶n̶d̶ ̶T̶e̶r̶m̶
Hillary Movies— Eric Wolfson (@ericwolfson) August 16, 2013
O̶b̶a̶m̶a̶'̶s̶ ̶2̶n̶d̶ ̶T̶e̶r̶m̶
Hillary Movies— Eric Wolfson (@ericwolfson) August 16, 2013
The word “Failed” needs to be listed next to each one of those items crossed out.
Well, that certainly didn’t transfer properly from twitter, did it? Never had that happen. Weird.
Hi 57, I am going to share you name in reality….I will be 57 next month.
Happy early birthday!
Well, I haven’t been ’57′ for awhile. It was the name I coined in 2007 when I first got active on blogs.
It didn’t occur to me until one of our TOD friends wished me a happy birthday this last May and assumed that ’57′ meant May 7, my birthday. So – SOLD.
So humorous, even though it surrounds an ultra-serious topic.
MSNBC reports that McCain and Graham are recommending that the administration cancel aid to Egypt, after they went walkabout to Egypt.
And then, of course, MSNBC had to report that McCain and Graham went to Egypt as “emissaries” of the administration. So, once again, President Obama outsmarts ‘em. Because he sent them and they are now making recommendations to him, which he requested, and he decides what’s next, not those buzzards. And it kept them off the streets of America for a bit.
Totally destroys their usual “bash the President” rhetoric. Our President must shake his head every day at their ludicrous ways.
They were busy bashing PBO yesterday. Nothing stops them.
I’m sure you are right, but I prefer the narrative I’m writing! Ha – even if I could enjoy what I heard only for the time it took to post it, President Obama for the win, always!
I prefer your narrative as well.
Things fell apart when those two jackasses went to Egypt, McCain and Graham.
That’s true. We shall blame them for a change, eh?
Do you realize the President even *explained* on the Tonight Show why he sent McCain ?
Rewind that tape (sorry about the ancient metaphore).
Some of us still know what “rewind that tape” means!
More strange bedfellows: Peggy Noonan joined GG's concern trolling today…"OMG – privacy!!!" online.wsj.com/article/SB1000…— Smartypants (@Smartypants32) August 16, 2013
I do not wish to know what Peggy Noonan loses when she gives up her “privacy.” Shudders. Wish Ronnie were around, to talk her down.
ROTFLMAO! We went thru this with Geraldo Rivera and his “selfie”…not trying to have a repeat nightmare with Peggy!
Off to rinse my brain in CLOROX!
Measure out a cup for me and send it over, honey bunch!
Sending you some right now!
Thank goodness. Eek. Somebody change the subject, quick!
First Dog Bo loves to play fetch! What an awesome pet
Love that dog. So glad you brought him up.
With the developments surfacing in the last day or so, why is this a surprise?
- GG/Assange true “white supremacy” colors coming to light
- Snowdenwald throw Edward’s flesh and blood (father) under the bus
- GG’s job as mercenary, not journalist, being uncovered
- WaPo artilce that quotes several Missourians as saying that the public treatment of President Obama is “mild” compared to smaller venues, that whites were brought up to believe that African Americans were “bad” (WTF)
All the White Privilege pieces are coming together, and the white MSM need to respond accordingly (i.e., denounce the reprehensible GG).
(from last month):
US media non-whites:
vs 37% US minority population
abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/… http://t.co/ksezKTmatU— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) July 26, 2013
Rosalind Franklin vs. Watson & Crick – Science History Rap Battle
Need a laugh?
Believe it or not… These are Memphis , TN ‘s REAL 911 Calls!
Dispatcher:9-1-1 What is your emergency?
Caller: I heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the brown house on the corner.
Dispatcher: Do you have an address?
Caller: No, I have on a blouse and slacks, why?
Caller: Someone broke into my house and took a bite out of my ham and cheese sandwich .
Dispatcher : Excuse me?
Caller: I made a ham and cheese sandwich and left it on the kitchen table and when I came back from the bathroom, someone had taken a bite out of it.
Dispatcher: Was anything else taken?
Caller: No, but this has happened to me before and I’m sick and tired of it!
Dispatcher:9-1-1 What is the nature of your emergency?
Caller: I’m trying to reach nine eleven but my phone doesn’t have an eleven on it.
Dispatcher: This is nine eleven.
Caller: I thought you just said it was nine-one-one
Dispatcher: Yes, ma’am nine-one-one and nine-eleven are the same thing.
Caller: Honey, I may be old, but I’m not stupid.
My Personal Favorite!!
Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What’s the nature of your emergency?
Caller: My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart
Dispatcher: Is this her first child?
Caller: No, you idiot! This is her husband!
And the winner is……….
Caller: Yeah, I’m having trouble breathing. I’m all out of breath. Darn….I think I’m going to pass out.
Dispatcher: Sir, where are you calling from
Caller: I’m at a pay phone. North and Foster.
Dispatcher: Sir, an ambulance is on the way. Are you an asthmatic?
Dispatcher: What were you doing before you started having trouble breathing?
Caller: Running from the Police
Yardam, I’m trying to pick me self off the floor from laughing so hard. I may need to call 911 and blame you for putting me here. Hahahaha ROFL
Don’t blame me. I’m just a pass-thru.
Get another one ready to post after I post something.
TY. . .
I needed that.
Me too….my eyes are tearing up for laughing so hard…..”I am out of breathe and about to have a heart attach because I running from the police”
True story: My mothers neighbor, Ernie, called the police and he got into it with them (he’s white). The police came into his apartment to arrest him and he faked a heart attack so they took him across town to the general hospital instead of taking him down to the police station (this is LAPD). At the hospital the officer had him handcuffed to the bed and he complained to the nurse he was uncomfortable and could not breathe. The nurse yelled at the cops and made them take the handcuffs off. The cops left on another call and as soon as they left Ernie gave the nurse a song and dance about his wife (who was at work) was home alone and he needed to get home to take care of her so the hospital released him. Did the cops come back to arrest him…HELL NO.
Oh no, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at that story.
Great Afternoon TODers.
Wow…..Loads of fantastic Posts and information. Thank You
Open letter to the TOD blogger (coulda been anniebella) who used “Breyers Butter Pecan Ice Cream” in a sentence, recently:
I’m about half-way through my new half gallon, loaded up the last dish with a side order of butterscotch topping. Haven’t had either/or or that combination in about a decade.
Please, I beg you, DO NOT mention it again.
Gettin’ High on This Stuff
one of Obama's stops next week: RT @libbyanelson: FYI re: POTUS: Lackawanna College is an unusual place — 2-year, private, nonprofit.— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) August 16, 2013
Remember this from the 2008 campaign?
Next to the “No One’s As Irish as Barack Obama,” song, this is my FAVORITE!
I hadn’t heard this song before. What’s the difference between state and commonwealth? Google here I come.
So far today GOP has banned Telemundo, punished a pro-marriage equality college GOPer & suggested a beer summit w/ a rodeo clown. #literally— Guy Cecil (@guycecil) August 16, 2013
For a bunch of wingnuts, that sounds just about right.
I mean if you really think about all that has transpired since 2009, this hasn’t been a fair fight at all; President Obama has routinely outsmarted the Republicans at every turn.
Good morning, tweeps, happy Friday! Filling in for @BashirLive at 4 p.m. EST today, and for @mhpshow this weekend. Hope you'll roll with me!— Joy Reid (@TheReidReport) August 16, 2013
I’m thinking right about now Snowden’s old man is calling him a dumbass.
This link has been around awhile. It’s funny and a bit scary ’cause we’re already there.
A 'Third World energy grid' threatens the US on-msn.com/1aK9h79 via @MSN_Money Vote Dem 2014 so we can spend $$ on infrastructure!!— Kathy (@K_Creations) August 16, 2013
I mentioned this to you earlier this week, but take a gander at the roads and bridges in the US National Parks.
Almost all were built in the 1930s by CCC.
Americans need to wake up that much of our infrastructure is nearing 100 years old.
We built the country for the 20th century during a damned Depression, because Democrats and enough Republicans who understood about improving their country made it happen. By the way, the United States government has been investing in public works since its foundation. What is so terrifying is how few people even know this part of our history now, how little is taught in school.
@blogdiva @NBCNewYork More outlandish, bigoted ideas from the Tin Man of NYC. If only he had a heart and brain, he'd be less embarrassing.— (@JOBoomr) August 16, 2013
Will Libertarians, OWS and all you anti-NSA types ride against Bloomberg's call to "Fingerprint the Projects"?! m.nydailynews.com/1.1428791— Black Canseco (@BlackCanseco) August 16, 2013
Michael Bloomberg, is no different from those in Germany who once believe that a culture of people were not true human beings. Bloomberg truly believes that Blacks and other people of color are not entitle to the rights granted under the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
That’s were he and most of the ignorant, nasty, lying, racist, hypocrites believe and operate from.
I believe these racists think they’re successful at hiding it. They’re not.
Like many of those on the left, I wish world and this country were perfect idyllic places. Unlike too many of them, I also realize it isn't.— john miller (@deaconmill) August 16, 2013
NSA Rule Violations Matter, but Aren’t Severe
By Joshua Foust
Nevertheless, the predictable suspects are screaming “police state” as if police states audit their own misconduct and undertake measures to reduce them over time. Which is a real loss here — there remain serious issues of program design, legal constraints, and oversight issues with the NSA. But, much like drones last year, exaggerations, hyperbole, and florid, borderline unintelligence polemic is replacing any sort of rational discussion about what proper roles are and how effective oversight might be strengthened. And to repeat: that is a real loss.
h/t Bob Cesca
To you who think Hillary would have things differently than Obama, you're right. If you think she would have done things better, think again— john miller (@deaconmill) August 16, 2013
Yes she would have done things done differently, she would have never gone within a mile of DOMA or DADT or Health Care.
She would have been more RW on absolutely everything, including NSA. She would have had a more bombastic foreign policy to prove that a woman can do a man’s job (and I mean that facetiously, because I believe that administrative ability and leadership are gender-blind).
Re-regulate anything? What, pray tell, is in her record that indicates that?
Miner killed, another injured in Black Thunder coal mine power shovel incident: bit.ly/16tvu78 @cstribune http://t.co/fvLyHGUrk9— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 16, 2013
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