Wait! Is that you up there, GGail? Well, hot diggity dang! This bringing up the rear has its advantages, I’m sure, but I’m not sure what they are.
Hey UT, I haven’t seen you in a while – lookin’ good!
Look at that leftie giving Reggie a work out
Congrats on 1st Gail!
from bottom of previous thread, slightly modified ….
@NancyPelosi @SenatorReid you should educate your #GOP friends to the real Reagan (aka WMD salesman) youtube.com/watch?feature=… cc @Lawrence— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 07, 2013
thanks Bob – your modified version (WMD saleman) is spot on
In Kuwait….just a few years ago:
Coolest President Ever!
He knows when to go out on top!
Figures! I type a post of more than 2 sentences and it is the last on the old thread.
If anyone thinks it is worthy and has the skills to move it be my guest….
Here’ya go, Vicki … it’s a fine comment ….
September 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm
The threads from Jamil Smith on Mike Bloomberg, Mike Viser on John kerry’s education,French skills, and Smartypants,via Dudette, not to mention joke upthread about Bin Laden for me chrystallize the Old White Plutocrat’s dilemma.
It is increasingly true that the USA is multi-colored, multi-cultural, repectful of education, and interested in actual freedom and rights.
The days are growing short for the Mike Bloombergs of this world.
Citizens Union and the spend your billions to buy office worked for Bloomberg but Not for Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, Jeff Greene in Boca and so on.
Bloomberg’s idiotic remarks were a gift to New Yorkers. Bill deBlasio can campaign on Bloombergs lies for the next 4 days and increase his margins .
The days when Rove sneered at Kerry’s french agility are also faded into the sunset. How cool it is to have a bi-lingual SOS!
And as for the Salon emo left joined up with the RWTP: they will sink into oblivion together.”
great observations => great comment!
praying voters come out and give deBlasio a huge victory – he sought the votes of NYC by focusing on the priority issues of struggling ppl who make the city run & thrive
just a simple modification: I seem to recall that SOS speaks at least 4 languages fluently (could be wrong about the number but I think its more than two)
More than fine — very astute!
Thank you so much, Bobfr, globalcitizen and Dudette.
This place keeps me sane.
SOS 4 languages?!? Way cool.
…………….Actually now that Michael is a flabby hedonist it might be!!!!
Take a look……his royal Airness is still looking A-OK
Trust me, the hedonist part — always there since college.
And, here’s yet another lovely comment from HZ that is at the very bottom of the previous thread ….
September 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm
Ok, my TOD family, I am back home. I know if my brother was notified of that “way over the top senior moment,” he would have called in the keys to the car and allowed all of the great ingredients for my delicious banana pudding to be overrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr in a New York minute. Keep Sis in the house, neighbors until I can catch a flight out there.
No, I got my ingredients, cooling off in the AC now (it is still very hot out here on the West Coast) and reading some LOL comments. Keep them coming, TOD family.
Now, there is one report that Mark Knoller made that just made me have a ‘Come to the Loud Praise Moment’; I am sooooooooooooooo delighted that our president is playing golf on this lovely day. Great for him. I was hoping that he would do just that. I love our beautiful POTUS. You go on with your brilliant and fineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee self, Mr. President. And Mrs. First Lady do your thing today as well. Let the heads start exploding.
Banana Pudding for my DF being sent through the universe via “Loving TOD Universal Sweets for Enjoyment.” Our President play a great game of golf, and HZ making a delicious banana pudding on West Coast; now that is some American Sweetness for ya. HZ”
Ok, I’m gonna fire up my GPS and find HZ`s house & that banana puddin if it takes all day!
I’m right beside you!!
I am with you GG and DF…..Our Lovely HZ…..IF TOD’ers EVER get together you must bring a truck load of your banana pudding….It is my all favorite desert…..(((Hugs))) to you and stay cool. I looked at the temp on my android phone and it said 76 degrees, can’t be, it feels well over 90. What gets me about this weather is that it does not cool off at night! it’s still in the 90′s at 10, 11 PM.
yum. I love banana pudding. I got my spoon. I’m ready.
You know I love you PBO, but that first pic is a Foul!! You look good though!!
What’s up TOD peeps!! Hope you have a great day!!
All I see were poor photo angles. The Photographer had poor angles. Thats all
Oh yeah, Nena, you’re right!! LOL!! (foul captured forever in living color, LOL!)
Nuh-unh! POTUS is touching the ball. That’s a clean play. Bad angle.
And I saw the same thing as You, Dudette with my 4eyes. LadyTNT just needs to get those FOCUS specs
I’d comment with you all on the b’ball photos but I don’t have time for my naughty mat today.
Lol, Dudette , if you say so but my POTUS might as well be shaking his hand !!!
LIVE NOW: Pope Francis holds prayer service from Vatican City for peace in Syria – https://twitter.com/cbsdigitalweb
Correct link: Pope Francis holds prayer service from Vatican City for peace in Syria – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
AP was reporting 100K people were there.
It’s also live on EWTN TV.
As I said earlier this week, it’s what I expect a Pope to do. I certainly don’t want any religious figure advocating violence; history and current times are replete with examples of that.
PBO doesn't have to "sell" anything. That's what liars like the Bush administration did. The videos & dead Syrian kids speak for themselves.— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) September 07, 2013
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Madrid has been eliminated as a host city for the 2020 Olympics, leaving Tokyo and Istanbul to advance to the final round.
Madrid initially tied with Istanbul as an also-ran in the voting by the International Olympic Committee. Istanbul won the tiebreak vote 49-45.
The winner will now be determined in a second-round vote between the Japanese and Turkish cities.
***** from huff puff*****sorry!
Whoa. So much for HuffPo’s sources the other day.
Horrific Videos. Syrians Gassed as was shown to Members of Congress.
Please watch with care, if you must.
My weak stomach could not take it!
saw some images on web earlier & that solidified my belief that we must help the victims.
it may be political to say no intervention, but living with the fact that your vote could have stopped carnage of this sort is something I could not do.
I wonder how Grayson feels looking at this…
he only focuses on his career – no moral core
I’m sure Rep. Grayson and Rep. Rangel is just fine. The video doesn’t bother them. And that Rep. Hahn is another coward i can’t stand.
I’ll have to watch it when I get home from work. Something tells me it’ll form the basis of a post.
Hey Bobfr, I like your phrasing about PBO building a global Coalition of Conscience. I
am not fully caught up on everything but did you include it your various communications to WH/Team Obama? I hope so
if u prioritize human-rights, current demand should b 2 use #Syria 2 establish a strong consistent framework 4 intervening in ALL atrocities— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) September 07, 2013
WH is now officially releasing the Video.
CNN is now not the Only channel with the horrific video.
I’m glad they are showing these videos. Maybe Maddow can have a good long look and talk about “alleged” Sarin gas attack.
The saddest thing is that these same Emoprogs were screaming about Syria just months ago. Questioning why Libya and nor Syria. Today, they have willfully developed amnesia and have forgotten that One should be judge by one’s actions and record. Pres has had 4.7yrs as POTUS.
I suspect that even after this the same people will look for another reason to say “no intervention”
by the way, there have been enough images on line to help you decide on the right thing to do – some ignored them, others saw & still being “Anti-Pres.-Obama” is more important than everything else
POTUS to sit down with 6 TV networks on Monday evening.
The POTUS is laying it all out. Informing all. Then the decision is Congress’ to make. To strike or not to strike.
And, I don’t think Congress wants to make this decision. Not out of noble motivations, but because they are cowards, and are only counting political costs, not human ones.
No they don’t.
To snipe. Chide. Complain and Insult are their bonafide.
They asked to be consulted. Now they are. They can Vote: Yea or Nay, the decision is not theirs. They will own it.
Oops….Is NOW theirs.
Mike Bloomberg is a very, very, very little man. I get the feeling he’ll be pulled kicking and screaming out of the Mayor’s office.
"20 yrs ago, my dad did not know he was running & did not seek to marry a black woman to put on display." buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/alo…— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) September 07, 2013
Bloomberg is systematically showing that Billions can’t buy one class, tolerance, understanding or empathy.
I read his latest charges and I said: Good Riddance Bloomberg. What a filthy bigoted buffoon.
He’s even worse than I thought he was. Maybe I just wasn’t paying close enough attention, mostly because he makes me gag. So pompous and, yet, so very ordinary.
JOB, I got family members in New York City (daughter, nephew, 2 nieces, and a cousin) and they are all disgusted with Bloomberg. They can’t wait to see him go.
That makes all of us!
So other people can enlist their family in campaigns except for AAs?? What a crass and profane man Bloomberg is. And we all know how he feels about our POTUS. UGH.
I hope De Blasio and his family win in a LANDSLIDE.
oh, you can bet that I will NEVER forgive this rich imbecile for what he said about PBO!
his stand on Stop & Frisk & the comments he made removed any hiding place for his bigotry
these comments on Mr. De Blasio & his family are re-affirmation that my opinion of him is correct
I am not a New Yorker but the first time I listened to de Blasio speak, I thought he was a refreshing candidate. And I found myself over time gravitating to his honesty and integrity. I think his family is absolutely beautiful and they seem to relate well to the general public. I hope he can win the election handily as the polls seem to indicate.
Bloomberg is a billionaire who would rather not soil his hands. He gives me the creeps.
not only does Mr. de Blasio speak well but his political life has always focused on advocating for the marginalized
And “accidentally” not invite Bloomberg back for the swearing in. And maybe have him stopped and frisked, daily, although that image is a little ghastly.
What is happening to this world? It’s just freakin’ crazy.
I was only half kidding when I suggested somebody’s gassing half the people in America. Something’s going on – what it is, I don’t know.
I do too, meta! Blowout!
Every bad thing I’ve been saying about “Miguelito” for all these years erred on the side of not strong enough.
Have a good long look, @MSNBC @Maddow @Lawrence @EdShow @chrislhayes An "alleged" Sarin gas attack looks like: mediaite.com/tv/cnn-airs-ho…— Bill R (@cmpnwtr) September 07, 2013
thanks bill tweeted.
I SNEAKED out for a bit, then SNUCK back in. Anyone missed me?
Just kidding, while I was gone I suddenly remembered a ‘new/modern’ past tense usage that a decade or so ago used to drive me berserk = “SNUCK”. I can’t tell you the number of times I’d tell people – children mostly- that there was no such word! Of course, it eventually made its way into the dictionary, so I had to lay down arms and accept it.
I missed YOU, PLENTY, VC
You are one Fine Gem
Aaaw, Nena. A loose gem, I think. I keep wondering from post to post trying to see if I missed anything important.
Another clear example of how language evolves. I’ve had to accept many changes in language since my youth, but usage is how language is changed and becomes accepted.
One of the most irritating to me, and that I still have not accepted, is the use of “busted” instead of “burst”….but, I think that is becoming common usage too.
Busted and Burst?
Caught and cracked open…..?
People misuse those two words?
I still use “burst”, because I’m awesome.
of course we did VC. Did you get some banana pudding? HZ made some and bob delivered it upthread.
No, I didn’t, a4A. I wouldn’t be surprised to discover that one of my friends ate my share, but I’ll go look in case I’m mistaken.
I had no idea “snuck” wasn’t a real world!
It is now a very real word in today’s world, as attested to in our dictionaries. It wasn’t represented a few years back – at least not in the dictionaries I was using.
By Sunday talk fest…..the conversation would start to change. All the media has done thus far is One sided coverage.
now let us wait for excuses of inaction
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#BreakingNews Massive explosion in Bab al-Hawa in #Syria #Turkey borders!
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I will wait for the a few more minutes – situation in Syria is fluid & reports may change
U.S. saw yearlong rise in chemical weapons use by Syria latimes.com/world/middleea… torn on syria? read then call your congress critter— (@a4alice) September 07, 2013
I took the library survey too, LL. It was fun, and in taking it, I could picture all the libraries I’ve loved and used: from the wonderful library I walked to in Chicago, out my front door, up the block, across the railroad tracks, into the park and the library with a wonderful, warm children’s room. I can remember the first book I checked out at our library at Harriet B. Sayre Elementary School in Chicago. I worked in the school libraries in junior high and college, and one of the first experiences I arrange for my freshman Composition students, is a tour and explanation of our college library. Every year I am impressed with the innovations and updating, while still holding on to the basics.
I think libraries have stepped into the 21st century and made use of technology as well as any entity I know of. They have used technology to enhance people’s lives, not to confuse it.
So, Bravo to all librarians, the keepers of the freedom flams.
There’s always that.
Thanks4 Sharing Jerk @Thx4SharingJerk 1h
Republicans don’t care if AMERICAN children have school lunches or health care coverage. Why would they give a shit about kids in Syria?
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ABC/Diane Sawyer, CBS/Scott Pelley, CNN/Wolf Blitzer, Fox/Chris Wallace, NBC/Brian Williams and PBS's Gwen Ifill— AAmom (@AVD911) September 07, 2013
Damn! PBO is focused on asking the American people & the whole global audience to stand up & be counted.
I don’t know if PBO is also doing interviews with international news outlets – the people in these countries need to ponder where we are in this moment
I’ll probably take Scott Pelley over the rest of them.
Yes, and I think President Obama would, as well.
think so too; PBO has given most of his intimate interviews (inside their Chicago home) to Mr. Scott Pelley & also just before or after a key milestone in PBO’s political life
No that was Steve Croft of 60 Minutes who’s been doing the running biographical interviews since 2007. Pelley is the CBS news anchor. I prefer him to Croft who has become insufferable since PBO took office in 2009.
thanks for the correction – yes, I had the two confused (very embarrassing!)
Why is Wolf on that list? And I could also ask about Diane Sawyer – although she’s had brief moments of lucidity in the past… Wolf will come armed with his CNN misinformation and inflammatory right wing talking points.
MSNBC is notably absent.
I want to thank all of you who took the KY library survey. It’s just infuriating that these vile Teabaggers want to send us into a feudal society. And of course the irony is that most Teabaggers would be serfs in the new dispensation.
I don’t know, I’m feeling a sick to my stomach today. I worry for POTUS and the barrage of opposition he faces and I worry about the horrific mess in Syria. I’m torn about what happens next because we don’t know how it will unfold, but how anyone could gas children, it’s just pure evil. This is I’m sure one of the most difficult moments in PBO’s presidency but I now in my heart that he is working to do what is best for the innocent civilians in Syria and for regional and our own national security. I wish clarity and strength for him.
I feel the same meta.
If you guys believe prayer, now is the time, more than ever. Pray for the President, pray for him and all his team to see the best way through the mess, pray for people of integrity and courage to win over the manipulators.
Thank you, Lovepolitics. Always good to know I’m not alone.
I suspect most people are conflicted for the same complex reasons you mention – and this is a good position to be;
it is good to pray about it (if you are so inclined), analyze facts & then expect the unexpected from whatever decision PBO makes & the resulting actions.
I already made my (biased) decision based on a personal history of government brutality & the constant wish for someone to act.
I know other people have different opinions based on complex considerations;
what has bothered me is the push by media & O-haters (on left & right) who are accusing PBO & his team of lying about an intervention he did not seek. PBO’s record does not give any of them a reason to distrust him.
I am also bothered by the double-stands from those who claim the need to protect civilians & also how they constantly switch positions/goal-posts just because PBO has taken a specific stand
I trust President Obama in making this decision. It might not work, might not stop Assad from continuing to gas his own people. But the options available are all bad or worse. I am not sure anyone has any other option. The world has tried diplomacy – and Russia has foiled that approach. They don’t care. Assad has slept peacefully for two years while slaughtering his own people. His wife continued to shop for expensive items until sanctions were imposed – which Russia opposed. I think the President is making the best decision out of a basket of bad ones. And I think he’s right to act. We’ve all seen footage of Kosovo, Ruwanda, the Holocaust – and many others. We all know there are dictators just waiting to see what the world does in this moment. The President is right to act – and I’m sure if someone can come up with a non-military proposal that hasn’t been tried already, and will work against Assad, then I’m sure he’d be willing to consider it. Naysaying the only viable plan presented won’t cut it.
Excellent comment. I’m with PBO !
Ack! Great match! I was pulling for Stan, but Djoko toughed it out. Congrats to both players!
On to My Rafa’s match!!! Woot!
IOC MEDIA @iocmedia 20m
Tokyo elected as 2020 Olympic Games Host City #BA2013 #olympics2020 #olympics
really? huh it went to Tokyo then.
Yep….Istanbul was passed over
Their city could have been a contender. The 1st Moslem/Muslim nation to have hosted the Summer Olympics.
RT @jsmooth995: Bloomberg needs a "Stop and Think" program to patrol the area between his brain and his vocal cords nymag.com/news/politics/…— (@GoBrooklyn) September 07, 2013
I have been away all day, but did Bloomberg really say De Blasio’s campaign is racist? This from Mr. ‘Stop & Frisk’…really?
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