Wish I was there!
Congrats on 1st Mary.
Fantastic photos UT!!
So the FSA gassed their families then shelled'um for 4 days & denied UN inspectors access the whole time. #TinFoilBrigade of emos & baggers.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 08, 2013
Anyone surprised to see the always deranged Pamela Geller heavily promoting the "Syrian rebels gassed themselves" conspiracy theory?— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) September 08, 2013
@SenatorReid @NancyPelosi pass out the tin foil to any Member who thinks the FSA gassed their own families & then shelled them for 4 days.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 08, 2013
Covering all the bases … ;)
Dear #PBO have some tin foil ready for #NEWSTAINERS who think the FSA gassed their own families & then shelled them for 4 days. cc @PressSec— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 08, 2013
Many thanks, Bob!
These pictures ar gorgeous, UT. THANKS.
JackieO, thanks for the response in the last thread.
You are welcome, Eve!
And, yes, UT – photos are gorgeous. Breathtaking, both our POTUS and our FLOTUS!
Surprised at the resignation of NAACP, Mr. Ben Jealous.
I will take his word as to WHY.
Praying there is no bad issues related to the decision because the gop would find ways to capitalize on any issue & try to tear the organization apart – this is the last thing the civil rights movement needs at this time.
Yes, I hope speculation quiets down soon, and the new leader is chosen and welcomed by the first of the year.
I second your hope! times are extremely challenging for so many people – we need ALL hands on deck
maybe he plans to run for office
I don’t know if anyone else has highlighted this table – estimates of ObamaCare cost comparison across different states.
I hope the chart in the attachment shows the figures:
Finally! The real prices for real insurance under Obamacare — in one table! wapo.st/13wwQeC http://t.co/HYEKQ34vuF— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) September 08, 2013
glad to see that the specific numbers.
chart includes only the states that have reported prices so far – stay tuned for others
Wowza! Love these pictures!!! What a magnificent gorgeous First Couple. I don’t remember seeing that picture of Michelle in that dress — beautiful. The President doesn’t wear a light colored suit often, but I remember a picture of him in a gray suit about the color of her skirt and I thought he looked especially good in it. I’m not up on men’s fashion, but I suspect darker suits are considered more businesslike or something.
I was looking for funny tweets to add to the last post, I’m not sure if the picture will show up. Somehow with all the questioning going on this one struck me as funny today. Here goes!
#10FactsAboutMe http://t.co/SdNri04Kw2— Will Ferrell (@Will___Ferrell) September 08, 2013
Photos were taken at the meeting of heads state – (maybe for Asia & Pacific region).
Earlier on 1 of the day-time events, FLOTUS had on beautiful floral -around dress as she waited to greet the VIPs
Thanks, Linda. I usually follow the international trips and I remember I didn’t see much of that one. I’m glad to see these pictures!
I remember that night in Hawaii. On the live feed, most guests within camera shot turned & looked admiringly at the First Couple as they strode into the room.
Smartypants is always illuminating. I thought her post about the media, NSA, transparency and President Obama was right on target. It just never ceases to amuse me when I see lefties saying something idiotic about the President and it’s obvious they don’t look at the White House site or listen to his speeches. They don’t really know the facts. the media pays attentions to clicks and tweets about their articles. They don’t know why it is getting attention, it just is. So normally I watch what I tweet or respond to. I think it’s important to let them know we aren’t buying misinformation and to correct it.
The fallacy of transparency in an era of media hyperbole and distortion
‘the media pays attentions to clicks and tweets about their articles. They don’t know why it is getting attention, it just is. So normally I watch what I tweet or respond to. I think it’s important to let them know we aren’t buying misinformation and to correct it.’
I do believe you are right, TME. I remember reading somewhere, not too long ago, that when counting tweets (for politicians??) etc more attention is paid to the total than to whether the tweet was pro or con the recipient. I tend to only retweet articles I think have something of value to say. On the other hand, though, I’m not sure how to let the ones not doing their jobs know I’m disgusted without tweeting them my disapproval.
I just looked at the way I wrote that. I didn’t mean to say that they wouldn’t know about tweets. I hadn’t heard that about just counting the total of tweets. I thought they did read them. As far as articles go, they wouldn’t know why someone was clicking, but they sure as heck could know why someone was tweeting.
I still like the idea of tweeting my opinions as well as calling rep and senator. Especially with state officials, it’s not easy to contact them in Indiana. Tweeting is really the best way I’ve found.
I feel better when I tweet so I’m gonna! Let’s do it, vc!!!
TME, I can be empty-headed at times, but I THINK the counting of tweets had to do more with the politicians, (and maybe pundits?). Someone with a better memory may set me/us straight soon. It makes sense that writers of articles would read all their tweets to get some feedback.
I’m definitely continuing to tweet because I do feel better when I think I have contributed a good point. My take generally is, who knows on whom a tweet might make an impact?
Two stunningly beautiful people.
Wikileaks get about 1% in Australian election, then Reuters dismisses him as America-hating crank, @ggreenwald today: http://t.co/U3kN9a85wr— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) September 08, 2013
:D :D :D
@TheObamaDiary So the spy-master >> #ggreenwald is having a tough day. He & #Snowjob ain't even close to realizing the hurt they're in.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 08, 2013
in time, there will be accountability for these actions.
what I do not get is WHY The Guardian allowed its brand to be totally defined by GG & Snowden
Dear World, please stop presenting imagies of crying babies as amusing. I beg of you. Babies do not self-nurture. Or feed themselves.
Thoughtful LA Times OpEd today by UC Santa Barbara professor.
Obamacare: New fight, old tactics
Opponents of the healthcare law are following in the footsteps of Southern segregationists half a century ago.
UCSB Prof: As in the1950s (civil rights) SCOTUS has inadvertently given opponents of healthcare reform a green light
latimes.com/opinion/commen…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) September 08, 2013
I really wish Dems would grow a spine and confront GOP and SCOTUS segregationist mentality. The majority of Americans would stand up and cheer to have bigots shamed.
The MSM is complicit in completing IGNORING SCOTUS (except for a fluff profile here and there).
SCOTUS is dangerous and has far too much power concentrated in the hands of 9 people.
wonder how easy it would be to organize red-state voters around access to healthcare.
after all, the selfish ones who may be uninsured stand to personally gain from implementation
Join #SecKerry, @NickKristof and @Lara for a Google+ Hangout on #Syria at 2:00 PM ET September 10. goo.gl/1wBfRB #TalkSyria— Department of State (@StateDept) September 08, 2013
That should be very interesting Linda. Thank you
This is Lara Setrakian’s website:
The debate is essential but the reality doesn’t budge …
@Lawrence Nations signatory to the #1925GenevaProtocol (including Syria) or/& #1993CWC undermine the law if they do not enforce it. #Syria— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 08, 2013
… you either enforce the law or de facto you’ve repealed it.
It’s too bad I didn’t see this photo for Mother’s Day.
I love elephants; they’re so intelligent, social and a matriarchal society (hate that GOP, which are nothing like elephants have usurped these magnificent creatures for their logo):
Am in awe at how gentle an enormous creature can be:
Only in Africa ….Picture by Melissa Philips Martin (True Wildlife & Animal Lovers Unite) http://t.co/T9OUakJXxl— tiancee (@hartcap) September 06, 2013
Oooooooooh, I’m going to cry!!!!!
RT @elizabethchan: MT @TheDemocrats: #ThisIsObamacare —> http://t.co/Rjzt1P6xNK— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) September 06, 2013
Billionaire investor Tom Steyer backs anti-Keystone XL TV ad campaign; says oil from Alberta will end up exported.
vancouversun.com/business/Billi…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) September 08, 2013
Based on the 5.20 p.m (Sunday) time stamp on US State Department tweet above, it seems everyone in Team Obama is working round the clock.
These dedicated Public Servants must be really exhausted.
I a little surprised that the media hounds have not yet released on of those famous photos they take, using a high-powered camera, and through the windows of the Oval Office
.@RichardTrumka: Labor movement, key to revival of middle class, is in peril. This is a seminal moment. We are here to seize it. #aflcio13— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) September 08, 2013
WTF? What’s wrong with this picture? States spending 2 ½ X as much to INCARCERATE non-violent youngsters as it would cost to EDUCATE THEM— Captain Clarion (@citizensrock) September 08, 2013
They’re throwing our children away, like so much trash. I am too sad about what is happening.
Greetings TOD family
Our local OFA team made the paper, yah.
It was a lot of work, but worth it because we had a decent turn out, got great press, and the reading of the names of gun violence victim was very effective.
I visit daily, post rarely, and think of all of you often.
WhatisWorking, you do magnificent work. I am so handful for you.
I am so THANKFUL for you!
Well done, Linda!!! Thank you. This is the only way change happens.
Yes We Can
linda how excellent is that? yay good for you guys :D
Gun control advocates rally in Santa Rosa | The Press Democrat: pressdemocrat.com/article/201309… way to go @whatisworking11 @OFA— (@a4alice) September 08, 2013
Thanks to everyone for your kind words, I have a great team, and this site is a constant source of encouragement.
Dozens of #Philly #schools advocates outside Gov Corbett's Philly office chanting: "We want school funding now!" http://t.co/OlcSAZeiVJ— Elizabeth Hur (@HurElizabeth) September 08, 2013
Fund our schools! @GovernorCorbett #PhillyEducation http://t.co/uSyOiekOu4— Fight for Philly (@fightforphilly) September 08, 2013
elected officials had better watch out because issue of school funding is going to play an increasingly bigger role in elections
About 2 hours ago, I replied to a Salon article & I was ridiculing them that they might as well say the Syria victims gassed themselves.
Until I read the tweets from Bobfr above, I did not realize that there were US public figures making the stupid claims.
what has the world come to?
.@Salon @Criticalanglez load of crap; guess the victims gassed themselves so that they could appear in those grisly videos/photos!— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) September 08, 2013
@Salon @Criticalanglez u may be against intervention on principle but pls don't insult the memory of #Syria victims of CW & their families— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) September 08, 2013
Yeah @Salon the Obama conspiracy of fake dead Syrian children….Yes yes…Assad is an outstanding citizen & Putin will deliver us from evil— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) September 08, 2013
Salon is Joan Walsh B.S. isn’t it?
Was trying to watch something on my computer and I happened to turn on the TV and gosh darnit, now I’m watching Back To The Future!
Ok, call me stupid, but I never realized the day he went back in time was November 5th, 1955. And who just happened to be born on November 5th, 1976??? Me…LAMH36 (soon to be 37). Who knew?
I know, I know, just about EVERY crazy Back to the Future fanatic…lol!
This is very cool! I knew you were exceptional!! :-D
So tense as I watch Serena Williams in the US Open final. Gooooooooo Serena!
I had my champagne ready for a straights sets victory ….. gulp ….. come on Serena!!!!!!
Today has been a total sports day for me. C’MON SERENA!!
You know LL, after Ireland lost to Sweden on Friday, and there pretty much ended their World Cup hopes, I had decided to give up on sport completely. But: C’MON SEREEEEEEEEEEEEEEENA!!!!!
I’m actually *gasp* watching American football today. And I saw Lewis Hamilton completely muck up Monza while Vettel marches like a pixie to another championship.
And at least this time Ireland lost fairly, unlike the last time with M. Henry’s magic fingers.
We now have a third set Chiparoo. This is so insane.
She’s a rascal, UT, just trying to make us fret!
Nerves all shot to hell. I’m going to need you to pass the champagne this way Chiparoo.
Has anyone from the village posted a question regarding Syria for the Google forum with SoS Kerry?
There are a few ‘serious’ questions on the page. For example
Shared publicly – 6:04 PM
Hello, Secretary Kerry, I support the administration’s proposed action on Syria. I do have one concern, however–what will happen if the US strikes inadvertently kill a Russian national? What response could we expect from Russia, in that event? Thank you!
More Than Half Of Teachers Report Buying Hungry Students Food With Their Own Money ow.ly/oAVUU— Moral Mondays (@MoralMondays) September 08, 2013
are you kidding me? smh, teachers they are so underappreciated. they buy their own stuff for their classroom now this.
I had a teacher who would buy her students lunch if they didn’t have money. Her name was Ms Jones.
One of the presenters at a Navy EEO conference I attended back when I was working was a principal of an inner-city Philly elementary school. She said they kept a washer and dryer at the school, and would very quietly offer some students clothes to wear during the school day, while the staff washed the clothes they had come to school in …
That’s a teacher.
I must say the President looks a lot like me in that picture, except he’s tall, dark, handsome and slender……..oh and owns a nice suit. OTHERWISE…..
:lol: Identical in other words, Magapie??
Like this guy Chips!!!
Well if you imagine a continuum from the President down to an albino squid, I’m close to PBO than that guy.
Oh dear! Mr. Trevor “really looks like PBO”
That Trevor is just a ‘wild and crazy guy’!!!
This is going to boil down to one thing: how many Members of Congress have even a tenth the political courage shown by the President.— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) September 08, 2013
Thank you – and this is how it should been framed all along.
yes! correct framing
I agree with this statement. Thanks arapaho415 for posting this tweet.
Good West Coast evening Chipsticks, UT & TOD family.
My newly adopted nephew (aka VC’s Offspring) sent me this cute joke this morning and I want to share it here on TOD. He gave me permission:
Q: What do you call a lone Republican in a room full of Democrats?
A: The elephant in the room!
Too Cute!! :)
POTUS has joined VP Biden tonight at VP residence for dinner with GOP senators as they push Syria vote.— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) September 08, 2013
My President is working his heart out for this vote. I have complete trust in his judgement.
made the same observation about the hard work PBO & all members of Team Obama are putting in. it seems like not one has been able to take a breath
It appears that POTUS surprised the group. Accountability, GOP.
This is not a easy decision for POTUS. I’m sure he would rather be focusing on jobs, debt ceiling, trying to grow this economy, Obamacare. I don’t think POTUS want to start another war.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Serena Williams. Five time US Open Champion.
So cool that CBS Sports used Katy Perry’s “Roar” as Serena’s triumphant theme.
Congratulations Ms. Serena Williams! Proud of your achievements & dedication to tennis
Enjoy the champagne Chips!!!!
Ha, I will Bob!!!
Yes Serena won !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That was intense – WHEW!
I wonder did FLOTUS watch the match.
And can I now bitch? Whose FUCKING IDEA was it to play the men’s final on a Monday ON PURPOSE?! Seeing as most of us are, you know, at work. Choads.
The women championship use to be played on Saturday and the men on Sunday.
Yeah, what’s with that LL? I can’t remember what they did past years, is a Monday final a new thing??
yes it is. They’ve played the past two men’s finals on Monday due to weather. So they thought “Hey, let’s make this a thing!” Stupid.
twitter is on fire! Serena Williams wins the day! :D
I know Nadel is playing, who is he playing?
I don’t know because my husband is watching the packers game that he dvr’d so I’m missing history…..
3.6 .million in winnings!!! Salary equity is almost there
but before we go…. thanks for the happy hawaii post! we love you too! :)
Sooooo….the Obamas are in Hawaii?
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