Deputy Director of Oval Office Operations Brian Mosteller
Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi
Actress Betty White
VP Biden and Dr. Jill Biden’s Granddaughter
Well, well, well, will you look at us!!!?? :lol: Dudette!!! This calls for a song…
Tee-hee! I think you’re right! :-)
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Sometimes you forget what a big dog Bo is.. That is one big baby!
Congrats Lady…..Gold is Good on You ;)
I know I surely do!
Hello all. One bit of info regarding Regal Cinemas. Corporate headquarters are located right here in good old ‘red’ east Tennessee. I know they are usually a franchise, but nevertheless, usually the tone is set at the top, right? If I’m not mistaken, the CEO is woman. I would need to double check that because we have a number of corporate headquarters here in this area and I may be getting Regal confused with another one.
You want to send them a piece of your mind?? :)
You’re correct. Regal Cinemas is headquartered in TN.
Here’s another one MP! :cool:
A little um… grown-up
Ran across this great poster!
Get involved! It's time to take back the House 2014 (poster) http://t.co/Jz9dpWyE3T
Lets take the US & NC Houses Back
Thx to @KennettDems— George Giesman (@geo_giesman) August 15, 2013
Yes we can!
Please Oh Please, let it be!!!
Follow & elect @MichelleNunnGA GEORGIA SENATOR 2014! (D) Michelle Nunn is running 4 RED seat of Sen. Chambliss. http://t.co/SrbwvKsboq— BJS (@bjs5555) August 17, 2013
Let's help re-elect (D) Minn 5th KEITH ELLISON 2 CONGRESS 2014 Follow @keithellison keithellison.org On FB 2. http://t.co/cexuFTpn1o— BJS (@bjs5555) August 17, 2013
Seriously, not enough attention being paid to this…
RT @RobotThomas: This should probably scare the shit out everyone. It's worse than atomic warfare. http://t.co/I9zXYdrmy8— FriendofTrees (@Jamiastar) August 17, 2013
Every time, I see a bee in my backyard near my flowers and Michelle type garden, I cherish those bees. My tomatoes love them. :)
” I cherish those bees” — THIS! We all should, COS!
last week, I was talking to family overseas and they mentioned a problem with lack of pollination of mangoes there; I mentioned the threat bees are facing here
How cool is this? I love the interwebs!! :-)
MT @History_Pics First photo of humans 1838. A man polishing another man's shoes is visible -10 min exposure http://t.co/VRr3MQHHG1— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 17, 2013
Fascinating photo, dudette. I wonder where this is?
The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. http://t.co/8YtWrHHpfX— Our Beautiful World (@Globe_Pics) August 12, 2013
Speaking of pets: Sometimes advertisers get it soooo right — what a neat idea this was!! Awesome photo!
Huge flea and tick spray ad in a mall in Jakarta http://t.co/Y3Bu8MwOcJ— Our Beautiful World (@Globe_Pics) August 06, 2013
There is a "Hug Me" Coca-Cola machine in Singapore which gives you a can of coke each time you hug it. http://t.co/muxWq66T7H— Our Beautiful World (@Globe_Pics) August 12, 2013
LOLGOP @LOLGOP 23s
26,000 – 45,000 Americans die each year for lack of insurance. Millions go bankrupt. GOP thinks this is NOT tyranny. http://www.eclectablog.com/2013/08/the-gop-has-one-health-care-solution-thousands-more-dying-and-millions-going-bankrupt.html …
Amazing picture showing the border between India and Pakistan as seen from the International Space Station in 2011
"@FragileOasis Every picture tells a story, sometimes with a surprise beginning bit.ly/EarthBorder http://t.co/bmCZxGTAhz— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 18, 2013
Oldie but goodie re-circulating…
#Obamacare Beats The Hell Out of I Don't Care http://t.co/soYXVjZb7x— GigiDZ (@Gigi2my3) August 17, 2013
that is a good one :-)
Thanks to Obamacare more than 70 million Americans have received free preventive care services. #ObamacareIsWorking http://t.co/ZImNgOt158— (@OFA) August 18, 2013
Speaking of landmark legislation…
MT @mcpli: Today is the 93rd anniversary of ratification of 19th Amendment, which gave women the vote. http://t.co/YFiva7gfIf”— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 18, 2013
You can see a teeny version of this pic in the Twitter sidebar on the right side of this page, but love this pic of our Joe and his son!
Pop & I got a chance to talk to Newark National LL a little earlier. Inspiring group. Can't wait to watch tonight. http://t.co/9xZXoOCqPE— Beau Biden (@BeauBiden) August 18, 2013
Two generations of handsome heroes!! :-)
whoa. hold the phone. that is a good looking young man! :shock:
He truly is. And his pops ain’t bad, either!
NC voter suppression visual:
#GOP a dying party, clinging to power through voter suppression in North Carolina, elswhere http://t.co/ujTBK7JGsx— Buh Bye GOP (@BuhByeGOP) August 16, 2013
They were all OUR children. Sick of being held hostage by the gun lobby (photo) #MomsDemandAction http://t.co/DstrVW4LrD— Kennett Area Dems (@KennettDems) August 18, 2013
MLK Jr. as relevant now as ever "@AuntLulie: @arendabdoory Voting Strategy! http://t.co/TqRoGuclt6”— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 18, 2013
I just realized a version of this quote was used in an episode of ‘Firefly’, Dudette!
A Pair of Victories for Largest Postal Union govexec.com/pay-benefits/2… #SaveUSPS #UniteBlue— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) August 18, 2013
If you are a government wonk then Government Executive is for you. It’s for federal managers and agencies and has LOTS of info about government. I’ve learned so much here that didn’t seem to be covered anywhere else, but it is wonkish. http://www.govexec.com/
There’s more good news about the postal service. I order clothes online. They say they use Fed EX, but USPS delivers the package so there is some kind of cooperation going on. I can’t see this article is about that aspect, but it is something that’s new to me anyway. It reminds me of President Obama’s jobs efforts where he goes around congress and gets the job done. I think we have the best postal service in the world and would like to see it prosper and stay part of the govt.
Postal Service Aims to Bring In $500M a Year With New Package Services
….The announcement comes as the Postal Service has seen dramatic increases in its package business, thanks in large part to the growth of e-commerce. Package delivery has grown 14 percent over the last two years, and USPS officials expect that to grow an additional 41 percent — to $370 billion annually — by 2017.
“We believe this Priority Mail line-up positions the Postal Service very competitively in the shipping marketplace and gives small businesses and other frequent shippers a continued and compelling reason to do business with the Postal Service,” Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said….
…Donahoe added that without the operation investments USPS has made over the last few years, these improvements would not have been possible. He said the Postal Service would like to make additional changes to its business, but cannot do so because of Congressional restrictions on the agency…..
I’ll read more of this, but definitely when FEDEX and UPS deliver something to our front doors, the USPS is often involved along the way in the cargo air portion. All you have to do to confirm that is track some of your shipments/deliveries online. The fools who want to bring down the Postal Service hide all those facts.
I don’t know that this article is about the FedEx/USPS connection. This is just the first time I’ve personally noticed it.
I remember President Obama doing quite a bit about making government more effective. Seems like it started early on, maybe 2009 or 2010 and I wondered if these innovations are part of a process he set in place. Changed PC’s and don’t have my links, but I’ll watch for it. I’m sure it’s somewhere on the WH site.
Plouffe: “Republicans don’t have a product to sell”
Amen to that. See video here: http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/18/david-ploufe-nails-priebus-fact-republicans-dont-product-sell.html
David Plouffe Nails the GOP with the Truth: 'Republicans Don't Have a Product to Sell' #RWNJ #UniteBlue politicususa.com/2013/08/18/dav…— •♥•.¸ObamaMama¸.•♥• (@OnlyMiOpinion) August 18, 2013
“@Interior: This is the definition of a "wow" photo. The Cathedral Group @GrandTetonNPS #mountains #wyoming http://t.co/3Ly4lGyeq8”— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 18, 2013
New Infographic: The Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus | ThinkProgress thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/0…— Josh Fox (@gaslandmovie) August 18, 2013
How testicular cancer convinced a former Republican staffer to leave his party. thkpr.gs/14Ypd0X— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) August 18, 2013
Off to the cinema!!! See ya later everyone!! :-)
Moral Monday Marches on With Dr. King in Mind truth-out.org/news/item/1825…— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) August 18, 2013
Given that the March on Washington was widely credited with helping win passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, there’s some irony in the fact that many North Carolinians will be motivated to turn out for the Take the Dream Home marches by the recent passage of one of the most restrictive voting laws in the nation. North Carolina’s Voter Identification and Verification Act, or VIVA, is being challenged in the courts for violating the Voting Rights Act and the 14th and 15 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Bo loves everybody! ! ! What is Brian Mosteller putting his legs up for? Is it a gag photo? :roll:
Several times, I’ve mentioned here my family friend and Deacon at my DC church who worked at the White House; well ABC did a story on him this weekend. Mr. Hamilton and his wife, Theresa, are the loveliest of folks.
Family friend Bill Hamilton’s 55 Years in the White House abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics… … via @abc— Alycee (@jazziz2) August 18, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing Alycee!! What a man of dignity and courage.
thanks you for the link! so many dedicated their lives to service of this nation in capacities that often go unrecognized and under-appreciated
Not only were they under-appreciated by their employees, sometimes, they were under appreciated by family members.
Can’t wait to read that. Thanks for letting us know!
First Family due back tonight from Martha's Vineyard. Monday: no (public) events on the schedule— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) August 18, 2013
A little something to relax to.
Sirota dusts off the argument of “either he’s incompetent or a liar” and applies it to President Obama. Of course President Obama is too smart to be incompetent – and so he is, by default, a liar. The line about incompetence vs liar made sense when President Reagan said he didn’t know about Iran/Contra. But its not like President Obama is suggesting he doesn’t know about NSA surveillance. What it comes down to in Sirota’s case is that he’s using it as a tool to try to stop people from considering the President’s arguments. In other words, its a rhetorical device used to distract rather than engage…
smarty pants sure lives up to her name!
a few things have bothered me about the NSA leak case from the beginning:
– why is most of media in some form of group think and jumping to defend the key players in the case even when there is plenty of evidence that they are being manipulated? seems they are acting in the same ways as those professionals/groups who jump to defend their own
– what is it about Ms. Laura Poitras that people seem to be scared to question her central role in each turn of the story?
@donnabrazile @thedailybeast would be prudent to examine WHO 1st involved Mr. Miranda in this story & WHY? was he coordinating with d source— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) August 19, 2013
Ya gotta do somethin’ when your car is getting low on fuel.
Indeed, indeed, sailor!
The MSM have had blinders on in this case from the day Greenwald’s first article appeared in the Guardian in early June.
They refuse to step back, take a breath, think of history and examine the timeline of events.
The Guardian especially is after the $$ (well, pounds, but I don’t know how to get WordPress to print the sign for Pound Sterling).
“Guardian front page, Monday 19 August: Guardian journalist's partner held under UK Terrorism Act twitpic.com/d9342f” FRONT PAGE! Smh.— Nicholas Molodyko (@molodyko) August 18, 2013
@Gus_802 has some illuminating tweets in his very active timeline today (Miranda is Greenwald’s partner):
If Miranda could be allegedly transferring documents that "could topple governments" one would expect scrutiny. No?— Ｇｕｓ (@Gus_802) August 18, 2013
On 7/25 Daily Beast reported that Greenwald intended to send documents to partner. He didn't. That still indicates intent.— Ｇｕｓ (@Gus_802) August 18, 2013
Internet speculation is abuzz that a puzzling tweet sent by Wikileaks on Friday was a dump of all their info. Theories are forming that Greenwald’s partner Miranda secured all that info from Jacob Applebaum and Laura Poitras and was ferrying to Greenwald back at home in Rio.
Speculation that the German authorities may have tipped UK authorities on Miranda (only speculation at this point).
"Snowden has enough information to cause [more] harm to the US government in a single minute than any other person has ever had." Greenwald— Ｇｕｓ (@Gus_802) August 18, 2013
And here’s @Wikileaks patheric threat:
Congratulations UK gov! You just made Glenn Greenwald as pissed off as Julian Assange. Smart move there.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 18, 2013
Last tweets today on this subject. Here’s link to martyr “objective journalist” threatening the United States:
“Greenwald: Snowden’s files are out there if anything happens to him”
@Gus_802 Oh wait, he said he told his partner he would send copies but never did. thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/…— Rev Magdalen (@revmagdalen) August 18, 2013
And not sure why Guardian UK front page didn’t display above:
MT @molodyko Guardian front page, Monday 19 August:
Guardian journalist's partner held under UK Terrorism Act http://t.co/icOR8bPRdu— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 19, 2013
these people kid themselves if they think that its only the US that is after them that intelligence-services worldwide are not coordinating activities.
I will stay tuned to future developments
has the First Family returned to the WH yet
Nothing yet on ask.com or from Google.
Let me check my most trusted source – Mark Knoller, and be right back….
Pres Obama getting in a last round of golf on Martha's Vineyard – his 6th – before returning to DC tonight with First Family.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 18, 2013
He posted this 5 hrs ago and has not posted anything since – so I guess they’re on their way to Washington but just haven’t arrived yet.
thanks….funny how I want to know where PBO is….:-) and that he is ok!
A few things that @Reince and Hillary have in common! LOL.
Screen shot taken about 2 pm EDT on Aug 18, 2013. http://t.co/hD7JuAokiP— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 18, 2013
Aug 18: Another promoted tweet. Not sure of the time, perhaps around 5 pm EDT. http://t.co/FEwOuKoOgV— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 19, 2013
So the Guardian was paying to move stolen US/UK intel? That looks bad. Or at least, NOT ETHICAL per JOURNALISM— Specter H. Europe (@nikjames) August 19, 2013
First Family has departed Martha's Vineyard on way back to DC.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 19, 2013
hope the First Family had a great vacation
You were 1001% correct HP2……MK that is his life tweeting about the first family’s whereabouts ;)
Britain Detains the Partner of a Reporter Tied to Leaks
..Mr. Miranda was in Berlin to deliver documents related to Mr. Greenwald’s investigation into government surveillance to Ms. Poitras, Mr. Greenwald said. Ms. Poitras, in turn, gave Mr. Miranda different documents to pass to Mr. Greenwald. Those documents, which were stored on encrypted thumb drives, were confiscated by airport security, Mr. Greenwald said. All of the documents came from the trove of materials provided to the two journalists by Mr. Snowden. The British authorities seized all of his electronic media — including video games, DVDs and data storage devices — and did not return them, Mr. Greenwald said…
Ok, serious question, why send your partner/spouse who is NOT a journalist with these documents when you know the gov’t is watching your every mood. My guess is that a non-journalist was used, 1) because maybe they figured they wouldn’t stop him, and 2) a bigger stink would be made if he did get caught/detained since he was a “civilian” and therefore a more sympathetic figure to supporters of the cause to be outraged over their treatment?
Shoot, it would be like MLK sending out Coretta to exchange notes with someone knowing the guv’t watching.
I can only have this summary to the question you raise: Media Manipulation (by a group of pompous individuals who need to remain in the headlines)
Used to be that those who intentionally harmed their nation were TRAITORS. Now #NEWSTAINERS idolize them. cc @Pfeiffer44 @PressSec @Lawrence— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 19, 2013
#Guardian aiding & abetting traitors may get you a few clicks & cash but you've now circled the drain & are in the sewer. cc @TheReidReport— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 19, 2013
I can never read the stories from them without suspecting ulterior motive
Bravo Bob for speaking (tweeting) TRUTH! Everything is completely upside down during the Presidency of Barack Obama. Defectors to countries hostile to the United States, and pretend journalists who use foreign Press to undermine the security of the United States, are now hailed as heroes by the media and the self anointed, former right wingers, who now pose as the leaders of the left.
@psddluva4evah @AngryBlackLady It's all about generating outrage. This was INTENTIONAL by GG and partner. If GG wanted to xfer dox…— (@soonergrunt) August 19, 2013
@psddluva4evah @AngryBlackLady He would have used Secure FTP/TOR or any number of other highly secure technologies.— (@soonergrunt) August 19, 2013
@soonergrunt @AngryBlackLady I'm not nearly as computer saavy as some, but even I know there are "stelthier" ways to exchange docs nowadays— Nelly B (@psddluva4evah) August 19, 2013
@Lawrence #Greenwald wins #GrifterOfTheDecadeAward & proves, yet again, that #Emoprogrs #DudeBros #Paulits #Liberterians are #CashCowSUCKERS— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 19, 2013
Happy Sunday, everyone!
So, no, I won’t be much on this week. Missus is insisting we don’t spend my vacation with her at one tv and me at another or on the computer. So we’ll be going going going all week. I’ll try to catch up at night and wave to everyone.
Sounds like a GREAT PLAN, LL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a wondrous week with Mrs LL!!!!
Have a great vacation. Together!
Sounds good! Have a great week!
*waving back atcha!*
All the best! Take time to have fun and enjoy your vacation. You certainly deserve it!
hey Chips, your “pal” GG needs a hanky to wipe tears of outrage after his partner has been traumatized by “big bad UK”
Bloomberg had a nice piece on the positive economic impact of the President’s vacation. One complainer in the beginning because a road was detoured, but long article with nice compliments.
Obama’s Vacation an Economic Boon for Vineyard Even With Detours
….As one example, Obama’s dog, Bo, has driven sales of mugs and shirts featuring images of the breed, the Portuguese Water Dog, Scott said. Emblazoned on one popular shirt: “BoBama, the new dog in town.”….
….“When Obama comes, you hear sirens and it’s better than the circus coming into town,” said Alan Schweikert, who owns Ocean Park Realty in Oak Bluffs. “You do get the feeling that it makes us unique and desirable.”….
….The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce website has drawn more traffic because of Obama, according to Executive Director Nancy Gardella.
In 2009, the first year when the White House said he and his family would show up, there were 70,000 more viewers than the same week a year earlier. In 2010 and 2011, the news of his impending arrival yielded 45,000 more clicks.
“We know that those hits are going to result in people coming,” Gardella said. “It is all good for our economy.”….
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ― John Quincy Adams
I know I’ve used this before but the stultifying actions of that Greenwald manipulator made me think he sure isn’t a leader. No matter how he plots and plans he’ll never inspire positive actions.
I’m going to do some reading. I wish Ms Chips would do another book share so we can uplift our thoughts beyond the likes of GiGi.
Good Night, one and all! Sweet dreams!
Those on the left who are supporting ” journalist” GG and “whistleblower Snowden” are many of the same people who were on the right supporting GWB and the WMD in 2002. Guess it will take them another 4 years to realize GG is no journalist and Snowden no hero.
I find it interesting where the folks in the center of the storm are living – in an embassy and in Russia – the latter recently moved from living in an airport.
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