Is this a replay?
Congrats Roberta. Seems I’m the one who was last on the previous thread :)
Wondering the same thing, R in MN.
This looks ‘awfully’ familiar.
Wonder if someone is trying to pull our legs?
OMG!!! I was freaked out yesterday by all the noise in congress, press. Before sleeping I spent a lot of time turning my mind to the President’s strengths, remembering how he has come through time and time and time and TIME again. Did the same this morning and afternoon and came to a place of peace and signed on and the first thing I see is this!!!
President Obama Drops the Mic: Crumbling Under US Pressure, Russia Tells Syria to Disarm
So last night, I wrote a piece reporting on the Haaretz piece that facing mounting pressure from President Obama and his firm resolve to use military force to cripple Syria’s ability to deliver chemical weapons given Russia’s intransigence in the UN, Russia may have started to buckle. That the world understood that Barack Obama doesn’t dick around, and responding to this – and John Kerry’s final ultimatum that Syria turn over its weapons to an international inspection regime by the end of the week – Russia is now reeling Assad in. Haaretz reported both an under-discussion proposed democratic transition in Syria as well as disarmament. This morning, several news organizations … ahem, “broke” the story that at least the second part is true:
Booman had this
Things Just Got Interesting
Things got very interesting today, shortly after John Kerry suggested in London that that Assad regime could avoid an attack if they surrendered all their chemical weapons within a week. Acting on Russia’s strong advisement, the Syrian regime quickly agreed to submit their stockpiles to international control. If this can be accomplished, it would justify the aggressive approach the Obama administration has been pursuing, although it might throw a monkey-wrench in the administration’s overall plans for regime change. According the the Associated Press, we may be witnessing a plan that was set in motion during the G-20 conference in St. Petersburg last week:
The surprise series of statements from top U.S., Russian and Syrian diplomats followed media reports alleging that Russian President Vladimir Putin, who discussed Syria with President Barack Obama during the Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg last week, had sought to negotiate a deal that would have Assad hand over control of chemical weapons.
Putin himself said Friday at a news conference marking the summit’s end that he and Obama discussed some new ideas regarding a peaceful settlement of the crisis and instructed Kerry and Lavrov to work out details.
This could obviate the need to have a vote in Congress and basically solve all Obama’s short-term problems. The American people would be relieved that we didn’t have to resort to airstrikes; the Republicans would look stupid for not backing the president up; the threat of chemical weapons use and proliferation would be eliminated in Syria, and the international norm against the use of chemical weapons would be effectively reinforced…..
I haven’t looked any further. I’ve got to take care of something. I might be back shortly or it might take awhile but I thought this was wonderful news.
I have tried to stay away from all the chatter. I trust Barack and will wait to see how it all unfolds. All the chattering pundits really don’t know anything.
Thanks for the articles.
Congrats Roberta In MN…..Gold Looks good on you ;)
Great Afternoon TODers.
Jay “Clark Kent” Carney’s WH presser on 09-09-13:
George Zimmerman was threatening his Wife and Father in-law with a Gun and punched the man too?
But, Zimmerman was roughed up brutally MMM style by a 17 yrs old skinny teen on Feb 26th 2012?
Karma always delivers when least expected. That is all I can say.
George Zimmerman should be in prison for killing Trayvon Martin. My question is will Zimmerman kill someone else or himself?
If he must kill, then he should point the loaded gun to himself.
But he is a coward. Cowards want attention and are to selfish to do themselves in…..ONLY. They will always look for company for their hideous acts.
Although happy to see Syria response to request give up CW, this will probably make more of Congress feeling comfortable to vote no.— john miller (@deaconmill) September 09, 2013
Japa, I just read that Harry Reid was going to take up the Syria vote on Wednesday. I have the feeling that Reid would not be rushing the Senate vote if he didn’t think that he had a least a bare majority in that body. Reid has to know about the Russian/Syrian alleged deal, so it would be easy for him to slide the vote until such a deal is worked out. Yet, he’s going forward. A ‘go’ vote by the Senate would reinforce the president’s hand in deal with Assad/Putin. The deal goes through and it renders the House vote moot. Don’t know what Reid has in his hands, but he’s not stupid and will work with the WH on this.
George Zimmerman murdered an unarmed Trayvon Martin and now he threatens his wife with a gun. I guess she was wearing a hoodie too, right?— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 09, 2013
Hmmm … big question for cable news and others … will ya show the President’s interviews or continue with your coverage of George Zimmerman?
UT – Oldie but goodie photo? Eh, who cares! It’s delightful! Thanks.
Sunny the WH dog meets the press twitpic.com/dcrcji— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) September 09, 2013
Sunny is really having a ball. She is cutelicious and a people loving dog.
Who’s not “at home” in her new digs? She may be a ham! What a sweetie!
Such a cute little fur ball!!
TeaNN has a countdown clock for their new show that no one will watch…
What new show is that? I don’t even watch the old shows.
Crossfire at 6:30.
What? They’re rebooting “Crossfire”?! Isn’t CNN’s schedule one huge helping of Crossfire, with people yelling at each other?
As much as I don’t watch his show, I’d love to see Jon Stewart reaction to this news. ;D
“H” No I won’t watch Newt even if they paid me too. And then I don’t care for S.E. Cupp or Van Jones. If it was Stephaine Cutter alone, I would watch it. But for me no Crossfire.
No sense watching if ya can only stand one-quarter of the four hosts. I do wish Stef well in takin’ the others down!
Late in getting to my remote so I got to hear Ed say that everyone in Congress should vote no on Syria. Another brilliant Ed tip—–in line with all that helpful, smart advice of telling people not to vote in 2010. Ed is either the dumbest person on the planet or is working for the opposition.
working for the opposition
Pardon my asking, but what opposition will that be? There are, if I recall, the right wing nuts, the right wing, the Teabaggers, and the crazy left.
GOP. Ed famously told DEMOCRATS to not vote during the 2010 midterms to “teach PBO a lesson”. Now he is rooting for Congress to embarrass PBO in a foreign policy matter. He is a GOP plant.
Yes, I remember vividly when Ed was spewing his rants because he was so enhanced with the PUBLIC OPTION. He lost his mind and railed against the very President he is at times defending from the right wing nuts. Who knows? He might be a mole.
How about Ed stop telling people how to vote.
I don’t want to stop watching his show.
Now I am confused annie
Just go home and heard the news about George Zimmerman.
My very religious granny used to say that “God don’t like ugly”…welp, IDK about all that, but Karma…she is a bitch!!!
Your grandma was a wise woman. Indeed, Karma is … something of a woman.
@SenatorReid @NancyPelosi Congress must stand strong with #PBO. It's now clear Russia, Iran & Syria know he's not bluffing. cc @Pfeiffer44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 09, 2013
#TrustBarack and don’t ever doubt that he means what he says
Tony Blinken, Obama’s deputy national security advisor, said “It’s very important to note that it’s clear that this proposal comes in the context of the threat of U.S. action and the pressure that the president is exerting.” “So it’s even more important that we don’t take the pressure off and that Congress give the president the authority he’s requested.”
We need a new photo that includes Sunny. That must be fun.
LL, ICYMI, this is just up your street. ;) [If you’ve already seen it no worries. I’m sure there’ll be a few who haven’t yet done so.
I had not! Tweeted!
that was brilliant!
I saw it on twitter and immediately remembered our discussion on libraries.
Because of something someone said on TPV, I’ve had this song in my head all day. So, I share.
@JOBoomr @AP As a DV advocate, I agree…SMH— Natalie Jackson (@NatJackEsq) September 09, 2013
As you probably know, Natalie Jackson is one of the attorneys for the Trayvon Martin family. This “letting George go, again” (at least for now) must really hit home for all of them.
@AP How many more people does Zimmerman have to kill before he's put away for good?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 09, 2013
Media: Syria NO vote spells doom for POTUS. Obama's presidency is on the line.
Silly me. I thought it was about children being gassed.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 09, 2013
Media: Syria NO vote spells doom for POTUS. Obama's presidency is on the line.
Silly me. I thought it was about children being gassed.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 09, 2013
On the other hand, how many times his presidency would be on the line?
I would bet that Wolf asked him that….
I am going to watch on PBS.
So I went to Huffnfluff and saw this article…reading many of the comments, it’s quite obvious nobody takes the “pundits” very seriously anymore.
This is excellent.
@SenFeinstein Count me among Americans supporting our President. I don't think 4 a second Russia wld be dealing w/o threat of a strike!— (@DeeinColumbiaMD) September 09, 2013
You tell it like it is, distinguished Senator from California, Dianne Feinstein!!
BREAKING: Obama: Talk of Syria ditching chemical weapons a potential "breakthrough," but still skeptical— The Associated Press (@AP) September 09, 2013
“Look into the camera and talk directly to Assad.” Has Wolf lost his mind?
President Obama just said that he had discussed the CW plan with Putin while in Russia.
I knew it! I’ve mentioned that twice on this blog….yesterday and today. He is always ahead of everyone. That “offhand” comment of SOS Kerry was not accidental…….
POTUS on CNN with Wolf Blitzer.
Pres. Obama on averting military strike due to Russian proposal of Syria ditching chemical weapons: "it's possible if it's real" #CNN— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 09, 2013
Pres. Obama says he is taking the Russian proposal on Syria seriously. Says it could potentially be a significant breakthrough.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 09, 2013
Pres. Obama on Assad threatening the U.S.: "Mr. Assad doesn't have a lot of capability. He has capability relative to children…" (1/2)— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 09, 2013
Pres. Obama on Assad threatening the U.S.: "He doesn't have a credible means to threaten the United States." (2/2)— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 09, 2013
You killed a black kid and threatened a woman. Congrats on winning the 2016 Republican Primary, George Zimmerman!— Grand Old Parody (@GrandOldParody1) September 09, 2013
A show on Fox News has to be next.
OT tidbit—-watching U.S. Open mens final for a bit while I wait for PBO, mentioned that to my daughter who called. And she mentioned the Serena match yesterday and said that her opponent, Azarenka, is the girlfriend of Barry Gordy’s son Redfoo of LMFAO. Thought that was an interesting and unexpected matchup. We decided that Azarenka might not be as boring as she appeared. :)
My missus didn’t know that factoid. When I told her, she said, “Why is she with him? He’s kind of freaky.” And thus she answered her own question.
I watched cnn interview afterwards they try to undermine his agenda. Full of it, are these expert panels.
His interview was straight forward, mentioned the new possible deal, and signaled Hope.
Cnn made it seem like he was waffling. You just can’t win with corporate media.
Well, well. Look at that.
Media loses again. RT @gwenifill: Turns out POTUS talked w Putin about this Russian plan last week in their 20-min pull aside at G20. #Syria— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 09, 2013
Oh and my dog is peeing a lot, drinking water, ate some chicken, had a can one half of diet dog food, but she’s very tired and weak.
Is that common with Bladder infection, or UTI or kidney infection. It’s one of those three same treatment options though…
Yes jovie. it is very common and in humans also. The fact that she is eating is a very good sign! She needs to drink a lot too. It takes a while to recover from that fever she had!
If she were really sick she wouldn’t be eating at all. Our Stewie gets tummy distress at times. He goes out to the back yard, eats grass, throws up, and then is able to eat.
She is drinking a lot about the same as she always does.
I had to actually put the food in her mouth which had the anti biotics mixed in, but she swallows it and keeps it down.
I assume that’s good?
That is very good. Follow up with the vet, of course.
I can’t answer your question, but can give a tip. When a cat or dog is not eating/drinking you can offer them the pureed meat baby food. It has a lot of moisture in it and the smell is usually strong enough to get past a stopped up nose or upset stomach. Works very well for cats. Ham, beef have strong smell.
Blessings for your dear dog friend.
Drinking plenty of fluids means she’s flushing out bacteria. Rest is a good thing.
Those signs are good for recovery, Jovie. We are using a new dogfood we buy from the vet, which is blended to help prevent utis. It is by Royal Canin, veterinary Diet, Urinary SO. It is more than some foods, but if it prevents huge vet bills, the difference will be well worth it. Our dog loves it, eats it well, so it must be tasty (to a dog)
Can really feel for you. When our dogs are sick, we just hurt. We can’t explain it to them, which would help, I think. Your immediate action was the right thing.
Keep her drinking and peeing, and she’ll get rid of the infection.
oh good Jovie I’m glad your dog is doing better. as long as she’s drinking and eating that’s a good sign and if you are still having to give her antibiotics that might be wearing her out – she needs to take them but I know we humans get tired easily when we have to take antibiotics too.
Jovie, dogs recover very quick…and with lots of love, patience, and her meds, she’ll be up and about in no time. Our pup had pancreatitis this past July — she was lethargic and wouldn’t eat. Once we got her to eat and take her meds, she was like new again.
Media: Putin stole your thunder.
Obama: We talked about this plan last week at G20.
Media: Hey, look at George Zimmerman!— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) September 09, 2013
I gotta say, not for nothing but its got to be ironic that many of the same people who were big on John Kerry back in ’04, are the ones completely over him now and bascically refusing to acknowledge that maybe they were wrong. Conserv who hated Kerry then must be loving all this now.
"I've been discussing this with Putin for some time now, last year at G200 I discussed that US & Russia need to work together" – Pres Obama— AJ (@AlisaJass) September 09, 2013
Pres. Obama says he's taking what Congress and the American people say very seriously. He recognizes that it's important to have the debate.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 09, 2013
POTUS: "I'm confident that members of Congress are taking this issue very seriously and doing their homework and I appreciate that" #NBC— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 09, 2013
Pres. Obama: "I would much rather be talking about how we can provide early childhood education for our kids and jobs…" (1) #Syria #NBC— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 09, 2013
POTUS: "but my responsibility as Commander-In-Chief is protecting our security and the use of chemical weapons threatens that" (2) #NBC— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 09, 2013
President Obama tells NBC News that he hasn’t decided whether he will order a strike on Syria without Congressional support….— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 09, 2013
@AaronBlakeWP @washingtonpost Oops! Surely @FoxNews did not want to hear that?— Perseus (@jovie131_mike) September 09, 2013
Obama calls Russia's openness to intl inspectors for Syrian chem arsenal "a potentially positive development" but also "trust but verify"— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) September 09, 2013
POTUS proposes Syria turn over control of CW to international monitors. Putin agrees. Media gives credit to Putin. Same crap, different day.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 09, 2013
PBO is not interested in who gets the credit he just wants to resolve this! Only the pundits care!!
PBO is classy like that, but it’s yet another example of the media’s constant disrespect.
I have never in my life witnessed the kind of spectacle that the MSM is making of themselves.
They f**king second-guess this President to f**king death.
I hate them every day, but today more than usual (if that’s possible).
re: Gwen Ifill’s tweet above re: Putin and G20
Thinking about Obama-Putin's 20 minute meeting Friday a bit differently now?— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) September 09, 2013
And is it only Obots who had no doubt that this was true? (My tweet on day that President announced he would seek Congressional vote):
@nycjim Strategic move by POTUS. Media focus will be on the Congress clown show, while POTUS does actual Int'l work at the G-20 next week.— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 31, 2013
Reid delayed a vote…Congress can not coward their way out of this…there should be a vote!
This crossfire is very good, surprisingly.
Are you watching this on cnn?
Jovie, Hell No.
I snapped a pic of standing ovation “@Organize20: #aflcio13 erupts after Indiana Judge strikes down right2work law!” http://t.co/AeFbsjqxYb— (@vfxunion) September 09, 2013
Hillary Clinton credits Obama for potential chemical weapons deal
..She said that Russia’s proposal for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to international monitors is an “important step” and credited Obama’s move toward military action for bringing about the potential deal.
“It is very important to note that this discussion that has taken hold today about potential international control over Syria’s stockpiles only could take place in the context of a credible military threat by the United States to keep pressure on the Syrian government, as well as those supporting Syria, like Russia,” Clinton said….
Biden-cade just drove down CT Ave RT @stevebruskCNN: Group of Democratic Senators and Vice President Biden have arrived at the White House— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 09, 2013
Nadal is on!
HAHAHAHA…It’s scary when you can predict the MSM’s behavior almost to the letter…very scary
Yesterday I tweeted this:
Right now, MSM is feverishly conducting push polls with questionable samples to be released right before PBO's Tuesday speech. #UCanBetOnIt— (@aspirational12) September 08, 2013
In 24-48 hrs, plan on seeing a bunch of fake polls released from NBC/WSJ, CBS, USAToday, WaPo about Obama's new "low" approval rating. Pt. 1— (@aspirational12) September 08, 2013
In 24-48 hrs, plan on seeing a bunch of fake polls released about how 80% of public don't trust PBO or support his ideas on Syria. Pt. 2— (@aspirational12) September 08, 2013
And today just a while ago, like clockwork…
A CBSNews/NYTimes poll out tonight shows 61% of those surveyed oppose US military strikes on Syria, 30% favor.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 09, 2013
In the poll, 33% approve of Pres Obama's handling of the Syria situation, 56% disapprove.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 09, 2013
You were soooo right! Probable question in the polling: “Don’t you just hate the way the President is handling Syria” and “Do we need another war” Ha!
TODville is right about predicting MSM fail, but they feed into the narrative that this President is “weak.”
They propel the low approval rating because they CONSTANTLY atttacked our President. Even when he was on foreign soil (which is of course a no-no for Republican Presidents).
What in God’s name do they have to gain by undermining this country to such a degree. They are in lockstep with the emoprogs who now think that Putin is the best thing since sliced bread.
I immediately thought of these tweets of yours earlier today when I heard the 1st such poll on NPR
There apparently is a lot going on right now, but can someone tell what the HELL was upChuck referring to in this tweet? I get the sense that the MSM believe that Kerry has “gaffed” (I know about the ‘incredibly small’ gaffe, but is there more?)
In hindsight, suggests Kerry's remarks were not off the cuff or misstatement, though spox tried to walk back @chucktodd— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) September 09, 2013
And my guess is that sexism and White Privilege is driving this stupid question.
One question worth asking: Who is making policy on Syria, Kerry or Obama? bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-0…— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) September 09, 2013
Jesus H Christ.
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