@petesouza: Pres Obama meets w mayors from across the country to discuss reducing youth violence
I love my President!
Chipsticks, I swear, I’m gonna have VC bring you one of the extra pairs of glasses she has. There are two winners here (I ain’t one of them) :D
I cannot believe you think I didn’t spot the joint winners …… :oops:
Thanks GG, I am happy to be the second first.
Hey dere, Chips.
How ya doing VL?
Doing well! Just got back from Zumba! And you?
A full Day of events!
Staying on top of everything, as usual, and brilliantly, are Chips and her crew and TOD supporters. Why go anywhere else for news?
Hey Chips… Love ya no matter what. You make my day, every day.
Ah, you’re a very lovely person Alma, thank you!
Wait! Hold UP!!!
I haven’t had a picture since this joint was lower case tod !!!
OOooooooooh, go on then:
HA – that’s what I get for bitchin’ – my pic doesn’t show up at all ROFL!!!
Yikes, really GGail?? Everyone? Can you see it? Or does GGail need VC’s glasses?
On that note, I’m leaving the building….will arrive home @ hour. Maybe the picture will “appear” :D
It’s a naked one too GGail, you don’t know what you’re missing.
Oooh Chipsticks – you are soooooo wrong! Grrrrrrr!!!!
Finally my prize shows up just as the page is about full. But I thank you anyway Chips!
Wooooooo! *Fans Self*
This one has the same effect on me:
I just realized who he reminds of:
:lol: That is spookily like him!!!!! (And he smokes too)
:lol: Now ****I**** feel ill!!!
No, thank you Chips. FYI if you slip me in there in front of PBO, I will not be responsible for any change in behaviour.
:shock: Alma!!! :lol:
Congrats VL & AB
Congrats VL and Almablanca………double Gold.
US #Wind #Energy New High: Installs more than any other country ow.ly/oii7B #climate twitpic.com/d7bv5e”— Jim Harris (@JimHarris) August 27, 2013
Hey Admiral what’s wrong with the WordPress? It keeps asking me to fill in details every time I comment and the fields are all populated!
Like I know!!! Just noticed that too Shipmate, I’m beginning to think WordPress keeps doing weirdy freaky things just to check we’re awake :???:
Ok, here’s the thing about WP: If you sign in and then try to post a comment, you get a burp back from WP. At least for me, I have to sign in, reload the page, and then I can comment with no problems.
Ugh – I only noticed this today LL, has it been happening for you forever?
For quite a while, from before I took my sabbatical.
Now I’m not getting my notification thingy……. sheesh!
It’s at times like this I dream of being a techy nerdy geeky genius so I could leave WordPress and start up in a shiny new place :-(
Anti-Obama Ranters Have Just Started Plagiarizing Each Other huff.to/1dkMNtV via @HuffPostPol— Jonathan Jewel (@JonathanJewel) August 27, 2013
Heh — as they say, no weapon formed against PBO shall prosper…. :) :)
Smartypants: Obama on Syria: Past as Prologue immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2013/08/obama-…— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) August 27, 2013
As I’ve listened to the current debate about cruise missiles/no cruise missiles, I suspect we’re once again missing the point. The question we should be asking is “what is the goal in Syria and what are the options for reaching that goal?” That’s the discussion I’m sure the President has been having.
As usual, Smartypants gets it; so many, many others, don’t.
And, among the questions I am sure he is pushing for answers involves the fact that the last remaining port the Russians have available to them in the Mediterranean is the Syrian city of Tartus. That is a non-trivial strategic issue.
I don’t see Rahm at that table.
I will try to make this my last mention of that turd, but the pet name for him cracked me up and I’m goin’ for the laugh:
Trumpty Dumpty and his University had a great fall Donald Trump the $40 million Flim flam man— Norm Clark (@Normsmusic) August 27, 2013
(CA) Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is not interested in reducing violence. She is not beloved in Oakland…we can’t wait until the next election to get her out of the way!
She is a total disaster.
Apparently, the Black Mothers (of slain sons, etc.) marched into Jean’s office today…they were upset that missy wasn’t there. 2014 can’t get soon enough.
Isn’t She Lovely!
(Stevie Wonder song)
Flotus…looks FResh….and I love her words as well!
BTW, I ‘m loving that FLOTUS let the bangs grow out.
I loved the bangs too, but I must admit I love this style better.
Congrats, VL:) I’m bringing this over here for others to read and pass along. AARP is informing people about Obamacare. In English AND Spanish:)
AARP helping people and answering healthcare law questions: http://healthlawanswers.aarp.org/?cmp=RDRCT-HLA_JUN13_013
In Spanish: MiLeyDeSalud.org http://healthlawanswers.aarp.org/es/?cmp=RDRCT-MDSHLA_JUN13_013
Can you guys please pass this around?? Thanks!!
Kucinich said a #syria strike would turn US into Al Qaeda Air Force.
What about the #UFO that we got we could use that, right Dennis?— Jovie (@mike_jovie) August 27, 2013
Jovie, you’re a Twitter Terrier, love it!!!
You mean to tell me the UFO haven’t come after Kucinich yet.
This gave me something to consider – briefly.
She is 97?!?! Oh my gaaaaaaawd, she looks amazing!!
I like her fashion statement. :grin: She reminds me a bit of Jackie Robinson’s wife – some people age really well (while others of us age really early).
“…. while others of us age really early”
:lol: Hey, some of us stay 21 forever!
Tomorrow: President Obama sits down for an exclusive interview w/ @GwenIfill and me @NewsHour— Judy Woodruff (@JudyWoodruff) August 27, 2013
There ya go!
What the heck is happening with the AZ weather?
You’re getting dust storms AND monsoonal flooding AT THE SAME TIME?
How is that even possible?
Another photo flying above Chandler, AZ ahead of the #haboob dust storm with @chopperguyhd http://t.co/gRIiBpE02o— Jerry Ferguson Photo (@fergusonphoto) August 27, 2013
Sorry for the delay, Arapaho…I laid down for a little nap. Didn’t sleep too well after the surgery yesterday. I kept worrying that my husband was going to turn over and smack me, or elbow me or otherwise disturb the side of my mouth where I had the surgery and I was awake most of the night…..the things we do for love:) I should have slept on the couch!
Az weather has been strange. The summer monsoons have been odd (don’t forget, NO global warming!!) We’ve had more dust storms this year alone than all the years I’ve been here put together! Aside from the huge gullywasher of a rainstorm we had last month where the street in front of my house ran like a raging river…we’ve had little to no rain in my neck of the woods. Very odd indeed. I have no explanation for this ( can’t be global warming though!) We had flood warnings for yesterday….but no rain. Very odd indeed!
Funny that you asked about these dust storms we’ve been having frequently…my dad asked me the same thing a couple weeks ago when he saw one on the news. They really are quite nasty….allergy sufferers, or people that have respiratory issues must have a hell of a time! To think that years ago, Dr’s used to tell people to come to AZ if they suffered from allergies! I never HAD allergies until I moved here! Big wall of dust and wind. Really disgusting.
Awesome! Thanks for the FP Anne!
Just in case anyone wanted to know about the time of POTUS speech before the Lincoln Memorial, here’s some info from the WHPC:
Pres. Obama addresses the “Let Freedom Ring” event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at 305pm. Expect live network & cable coverage.
Also too, apparently, this happened: https://twitter.com/donnabrazile/status/372504171620347904
Hmmm, how’s that outreach working for ya (in my best Sarah Palin grifta voice), GOP.
#GOP invited to speak, but declined. Trust me, the outreach was done. #mow50— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) August 27, 2013
Someone on the twitter line asked for specific names and references for those invited. Knowing protocol, I am sure both Bushes were invited, as they are former presidents……..much as I hate to admit it. However, I’m sure the elder doesn’t want to attend such an event in a wheelchair, and if you were GWB…..would you want to speak at the Lincoln Memorial, on the same stage as POB…..the ultimate speaker of our time??? Just idle speculation, but they would have been invited. Don’t know who else with an R after his name…..because it would be HIS name as an R……turned it down. Would be interesting to know. Someone else on the twitter line stated the obvious: how stupid it is that no R is speaking…….people will certainly notice.
the main people asking for names were conserv sock puppets. when i looked at their twitter pages, they were michelle malkin and conserv hack followers
well I won’t miss them :)
Why 2011 DebtCeilingDeal was Obama's Smartest Political Move & How it Broke the Elephant's Back | The People's View: thepeoplesview.net/2013/08/why-20…— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) August 28, 2013
That desire for revenge is now tearing apart the Republican party. They are finally where we wanted them all along – where their Obama Derangement Syndrome is diving them rather than uniting them. One side is licking their wounds and is ready to make a last stance (and take down the country with them), and the other is deathly afraid because they know they’ll lose again. One side wants war; the other side knows it can’t be won. One side wants to rain down economic terrorism, and the other is looking for ways to repair its schoolyard-bully image that doesn’t seem to sit well with voters. One side wants a rematch, and the other knows it has seen this movie before.
LIVE NOW: http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/ – Awaiting arrival of Congressman Lewis …
Kalb Report Series Remembers March on Washington
Fifty years after the historic March on Washington, moderator Marvin Kalb and a panel of legendary civil rights leaders, journalists & scholars explore the civil rights movement. The group also explores how to apply those lessons in the digital age.
Thank you JER!!
White House directs contractors to hire more veterans, disabled people | bloom.bg/17hYvkH— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) August 27, 2013
The casual racism of white Cubans of a certain age, even at this point in my life, never ceases to stupefy me.
One of our semi-regular patrons is a white Cuban, probably in his late sixties, and in general is a lovely man. I was busy yesterday weeding books and moving them around, so I didn’t have time to talk to him. He just came up to the reference desk to say hi and chit chat, and started off by saying “Te vi trabajando como un negro.” Translated, “You were working like a n*****”. I mean, really, how can you respond to that and maintain a professional demeanor? And this is a common view among the older generation. It’s ingrained. I call my mom out on it, and she’s vastly improved. But my aunt and uncle, as much as I love them, are lost causes.
It’s grim LL, I hear it all the time, “you’re working like a black”, from people who never stop to think about what they’re saying.
And yet, we’re also stereotyped as being lazy. Real schizo BS.
Exactly Dakota, that always struck me too about the expression, the bigots seriously need to make up their minds.
It’s a slur about working in a demeaning job that no one with dignity would want. A job that has no future of a promotion or increase in pay. The truth is, as POTUS pointed out in his interview this morning on TJMS, these jobs are performed with dignity despite no upward mobility because of the character of those who perform them. It’s a green light for exploitation.
Yeah, he qualified his statement by saying that in Cuba they don’t say that as blacks are notoriously lazy.
Had lots of people in my twitter timeline excited about Ed’s weekday return…
Wow,looks like @edshow improved on last Monday's 5pm @hardball_chris by 58% tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/08/20/cab… while 7pm was flat mediaite.com/tv/monday-cabl…— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) August 27, 2013
You beat me to it Arapaho415, was just about to post that tweet! 58%?! Wow indeed!
People are tired of the emos. Even though Ed has been known to be a chicken little, at the very least, he does understand who the true base of the party is. And that’s something that Hayes, Matthews, and Maddow simply do not get.
Nicole is sub-ing for Randi Rhodes and I just hate her. It was all anti-Obama this and he better not get us in another war, who cares about little children getting gassed, blah, blah, blah…..I am glad to tomorrow I will listen to the President and all the speakers at the 50th anniversary on the march on D.C.
I hate to say it, but Ed has been doing a really good job in supporting the ACA and calling out these racist folks. Today he showed people asking questions at a town hall in Alabama. I was shocked when the lady stood up and said that the churches are preaching racism. So far his show is what we need to expose this crap. When he called out Christie a week or so ago, I jumped and shouted. :) He is the first msnbc host to do this. I hope he continues.
Man, are you telling me I’m going to have to tape Ed?
@tommyxtopher @edshow If @MSNBC wants to launch their ratings into the stratosphere they'd dump Chris H & Chris M & add @TheReidReport— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 28, 2013
Ok, totally O/T, I know I am slow but what’s all the brouhaha about Miley Cyrus?? And, do I need to know??
No you don’t really need to know… but since I had to google “twerking” let me tell ya about it ;) Miley did a bit of a suggestive dance, called twerking… broke a lot of eyeballs apparently- I did watch it- ’cause I had to know- it put me in mind of a burlesque show.. nothing most of us haven’t seen somewhere in our lifetimes before.. but you know the ‘media’ must go berserk.
Thanks, sherijr, I figured I should educate a bit, but had no interest in watching vid; but I, too, googled ‘twerking’, so now we know, eh?! My comment stands!
Never mind. Boring.
I read both Spandan’s analysis of the 2011 debt limit fight, and Smartypants’ essay on the Syrian discussion using the Libya discussions as a template. These are two excellent, thoughtful articles. I have read these two for about four years now, and have been amazed at their accuracy in forecasting and clarity in explanation. Each of them understands the president better than any MSM person. Right now the media is sure they know what the President is going to do in Syria, and are making all kinds of surmises on line. I would think that after four and a half years observing PBO, they might check themselves, and know enough not to make predictions…..but NO…..they keep spewing and advising.
I will say that during this upcoming debt limit thing, I am very glad Jack Lew is Sec of the Treasury.
A 17 year old American qualifier, ranked 209, Victoria Duval just beat Samantha Stosur! She has a great game. Personal hardships…her father literally dug himself out of the rubble of the Haiti earthquake. Looking forward to seeing more of her and hearing more of her story.
I watch that match. Best of luck to Victoria Duval.
Isn’t she adorable? Nice to see these young American ladies coming along. I think I like her game better than Sloane Stephens’. I wish her the best also.
Do we have any up and coming American men tennis players?
Ryan Harrison is one though he was beaten yesterday. Can’t remember by whom though. Jack Sock is another. There were high hopes for Donald Young, but he hasn’t lived up to the hype.
Anyone know what time POTUS will speak tomorrow.
3:05 EDT, Anniebella.
So, I take it that the Syrian Electronic Army is destroying Twitter?
GE Chips, TOD….
@EPA G. McCarthy in AK adn.com/2013/08/26/304… "@BarackObama said fighting climate change should be my primary focus" youtu.be/7BslKoyzjTE— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) August 28, 2013
LP, thank you so much for your excellent post on The March on Washington from 1963.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Amazing 1964 Interview W/ Robert Penn Warren nyx.uky.edu/oh/render.php?… you've prob never heard. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) August 28, 2013
Those on the east coast “The March” is on PBS.
We're reviewing response options & consulting w/allies & partners in NY & around the world. Widespread outrage & desire for accountability.— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) August 27, 2013
Iran’s President Rouhani issued strong call for int'l community to uphold prohibition on use of chemical weapons. backchannel.al-monitor.com/index.php/2013…— Rhoda (@RhodaJA) August 28, 2013
The emerging U.S. plan, then, seems to be limited strikes solely to uphold the universal prohibition on, and deter the use of chemical weapons; while simultaneously redoubling diplomatic efforts for Geneva2, likely in October.
I can only pray that this happens….the Geneva2 talks…
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