More here and here
Such a sweetie!!!
Congrats on 1rst Dudette!!! Long time no see……? What happened to the Falcons yesterday
Chile I dunno, maybe a flash got in somebody’s eyes, who knows. I’ve moved on.
O.M.G.!!!!! It’s Dudette!!!!!!, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG
Well, hi there GG! Good to see you! Are you okay?
I’m working to hard while you guys are playing “who’s on First” yes, I’m jealous
I just got lucky. One of those rare occasions where I actually I refreshed the page and notice a new thread BEFORE posting at the end of an old one. Blog Tyrant UT took pity on me.
Shhhh, don’t tell her that we REALLY like her, that we think she’s a sweet and talented person who’s gonna go FAR!
Just kidding. Nice to see you prancing around up there instead of trailing behind.
Thank you VC. I’m just trying to follow in your footsteps (… and GGail’s and desertflower’s)
You are doing well so far.
Anyone who thinks this was simply a theatrical accident should go back to drama school. Obama, Kerry and the Russians have been talking about control of Syrian chemical weapons for many months, most recently a week ago at the G-20 meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. Let it be said that the mercurial Vladimir Putin (whom Obama regards as the most transactional leader in the world) knows how to propose an 11th-hour deal….
Obama’s tough line paid off. The Russians endorsed international control of Syria’s chemical weapons only after Obama threatened to attack and didn’t flinch in St. Petersburg or on Capitol Hill. He may be a weakened president in foreign affairs, but this show of strength regained him some precious credibility. As a Syrian rebel leader told me by phone Monday night, “Never go with carrots only.”
The U.N. Security Council now moves to center stage. The right framework is the resolution France was drafting Tuesday, with U.S. help. It would require Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control for supervised demolition. Syria could face military reprisals if it violates this resolution, which the French are proposing under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which authorizes force. Finally, the resolution would call for punishment of those responsible for the Aug. 21 chemical attack. The Russians want to soften this language
"Anyone who thinks this was simply a theatrical accident should go back 2 drama school" wapo.st/18N5a50 deus ex machina @IgnatiusPost— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) September 10, 2013
Still don’t see how PBO is “a weakened president in foreign affairs” since he has always maintained that he has the power to strike with or without Congressional approval. I guess you have to tolerate a little RW spin even in an article that basically gets the Syrian situation correct.
“He may be a weakened president in foreign affairs, but this show of strength regained him some precious credibility.” – That’s bullshit.
Indeed. That line stopped me in my tracks. This President’s track record on foreign affairs is remarkably successful. These so-called “journalists” are ridiculous.
WASHINGTON (AP) — @AP source: Kerry to meet Russian foreign minister in Geneva on Thursday to discuss Syria— Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) September 10, 2013
Kerry, Lavrov and Putin earlier “spoke about this concept back in the spring, when Kerry first visited Moscow in April – at the time hooked to the notion that all shared an interest in avoiding collapse of the institutions of the state,” a senior US administration official said Tuesday.
In fact, Obama and Putin had discussed the concept at the G-20 meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico last year, and in subsequent meetings, “though agreement could not be reached,” the senior US official said.
Russia’s Lavrovv announced Monday that Russia was calling on Syria’s leaders to turn over its chemical weapons to international custody, for subsequent destruction, and to sign the chemical weapons ban. Lavrov noted in his statement that the decision followed a telephone conversation he and Kerry had after Kerry was asked at a London news conference Monday if there is anything Syria could do to avert U.S. military action.
#US #Russia discussing removing #Syria CW's 4 months backchannel.al-monitor.com/?p=6197 Conceptulized @ G-20 in Los Cabos, Mexico last year. via @lrozen— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) September 10, 2013
TY @DaRiverZkind @lrozen I'm sick of media & others acting like PBO & his Admin twiddle their thumbs all day, living on dumb luck.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) September 10, 2013
This is what competence in government looks like. Understandable when ppl don’t recognize it, since it had been missing for so long before PBO took office.
Sunny a diva. Love the photos, I’ve been wanting to see more. Thanks UT.
Thanks for posting the Sunny photos UT. Wow sunny is taking all of the attention from BO. He is the star right now.
Congrats on Your Solid Gold, Dudette
Sunny is stunning. Lover dog
With all the News going on about Syria……Sunny is brightening things up.
Taking a Load off Yes
Thank you very much Nena!
She is quite the cutie, isn’t she. Looks like she’s handling crowds of adoring fans just fine.
Sunny…thank you for the sunshine bouquet. Sunny…thank you for the love you brought my way. Sunny one so tru-uue I love you-oouu!
Thank you for calling ‘TOD Songs To Go’. Here’s your order!
Honestly, Dudette. you DO have a gift. Cool beans!
… and here’s your bonus bouquet. Have a lovely evening!
RT @tiger6300: http://t.co/z9vS5DIQrc— The Redhead Riter (@TheRedheadRiter) September 10, 2013
How precious! Thank you and bless you!
Peace and blessings to you!
I just received a letter from the DNC asking ” Do you still have his back ” with what looks like a bumper sticker asking for money.
Et tu, Martin Bashir?
I can’t even read this link. Tell me he didn’t fully go over to the dark side. Please.
The #Syria Solution: President Obama Got Played by Putin and Assad on.tnr.com/16ipzzX via @juliaioffe @tnr— Martin Bashir (@BashirLive) September 10, 2013
Facepalm… why oh why? Is something in the water at that network?
So I wasn’t hallucinating?
I’m giving up on all of them, except for Rev. Al.
Same here. I’ll peek in on MHP from time to time. But they are just no longer my go to network for news any more.
AJAM is the only one that doesn’t make me wanna puke.
Yes, forgot about MHP, but I’ll watch her, too.
Sad, JOB, the poor man lost the thread. All of us kept our eye on the ball and our hearts on the president and we saw the signs and appreciated the complexity of what was happening. If Bashir thought it was the president that got played, he dropped his stitches several rows back. It’s he that got played by misreading and misunderstanding what is really going on. Truly the president is too smart for most people. You’ve got to keep your eyes on the ball to keep track of what he’s doing. Thanks to TOD, we’ve been well trained to do that.
Too bad, indeed, that TOD is getting to be like a secret club! With 21 million+ hits, of course!
I don’t think Bashir is THAT DUMB. More likely the higher ups panicked when they saw the chips landing in PBO’s favor and instructed the on air personalities to SPIN it as a win for Putin (even though it was Putin who blinked and gave PBO all he asked for and more concerning Syria’s chemical weapons). I don’t put stock in any of the media personalities because few have the balls to report the truth when their bosses insist on pushing anti-PBO propaganda.
The fact that they are so focused on this being about Putin, Obama, Kerry and Assad, as opposed to the SYRIAN PEOPLE, says a lot about where our “media” is coming from. I like Martin Bashir…but as JOB says — et tu, Martin Bashir.
Uggh, so far behind in catching up :).
Evening TOD peeps
Hello there, Queen of the Idris Fan Club! How u doin’ today?
RT @postpolitics: Obama to tap Heather Higginbottom as deputy secretary of state wapo.st/19F8ro1 via @IntheLoopWP— A • R y e © (@angela_rye) September 10, 2013
Oh, no, not another woman in the administration! What will the emoprogs think!
They will say they pressured him in to it.
Oh, yes, one of their default positions. The other is Blame Obama, of course.
This is great!
What a beautiful dog she is. Sunny side up!
Sunny side up — LOVE It!
She is adorable, but she’ll never take over Bo as top dog…she’s the little sister. :).
Sunny is such pleasing pup in every sense of the word!!!
Didn't realize this, but Affordable Care Act makes docs report gifts from Big Pharma: cms.gov/Regulations-an… – database goes live 9/30/14— Chaney Law Firm (@chaneylawfirm) August 27, 2013
So, since the post features Sunny, I thought I’d relate the latest adventure of Stewie the Wonderpup.
Laughing at the cruelty which fate has dealt him—and by that I mean the fact that we had his man-jewels cut off—he is bound and determined to spread his non-seed with a particular young lady who goes to doggie daycare with him. No testicles? No problem! I was mortified when one of the owners notified me of this. He laughed and said not to worry, that they’re working to break him of his Lothario phase.
So, yes, my castrato boy is literally a horndog.
Stewie: You have taken my treasure trove, but you can’t take away my player card.
So now Ed says PBO played this perfectly…that's NOT what he was ranting a few days ago…— patti (@utbrp) September 10, 2013
So Sullydish and Ed Schultz are both acting like they were total sync with PBO’s plan all along…just a few days ago they were both angrily attacking him….at least they’re giving PBO some credit
Meanwhile, the adolescent Libertarians like Lil’ Chris, Ezra Klein, et al. are getting bent out of shape to make this a negative somehow or to deny PBO credit.
Special coverage starting at 8:00 with Rachel and Chris Matthews.
They are freaking acting like it is election night. I am repulsed
Well – I won’t be watching MSNBC, so let them froth away tonight…
well it is primary election night in NYC right?
It is, but that’s not what their “special coverage” will be focusing on.
These people make me want throw my shoe at my television…so I won’t be watching them. I will watch c-span and skip the nonsense people will spit out after…they have become so irrelevant.
Bill, @Chirlane and Dante walk Chiara to the polls to vote for her first time! #VotedeBlasio http://t.co/58GIIrx2TR— Bill de Blasio (@deBlasioNYC) September 10, 2013
Very nice. Lovely family. I wish him the very best. HZ
@DavidCornDC So tell me what POTUS should say tonight? // Whatever he damn well pleases ….. cc @PressSec— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 10, 2013
You tell him Bob!!!
Yes, Yes, Bobfr. These clowns still do not get it. HZ
Really insulting that they insist on treating PBO like he is their puppet or pet. They should try actually LISTENING to what PBO says instead of playing these stupid fucking games. Trying to understand how some are claiming this is a win for Putin makes my head hurt. Putin “caved” to use their favorite term and pressured their ally to give PBO all he asked for and more concerning Syria’s chemical weapons program. Its like if PBO agreed to repeal ACA due to Boner’s threat to shut down the government being portrayed as a victory for PBO and saying Boner got played. It makes no sense. When “journalist” become so attached to a desired narrative that they twist the truth and defy logic, they become propagandists.
@Our4thEstate Corn should take a hike. How about if we LISTEN to Pres. Obama for a change? #MediaFAIL @DavidCornDC @PressSec— (@JOBoomr) September 10, 2013
Share this with everyone you know in the area and remind them to vote NO. coloradovotesno.com http://t.co/phrXRnWpzd— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) September 10, 2013
How is your dog Jovie?
She’s doing well temp down to 101.5 which for a dog is normal.
She’s eating, drinking and peeing.
It’s amazing what you learn about a dogs anatomy when they get sick.
Aww, poor puppy.
It’s a wonderful America under Pres. Obama.
#ProWomenPOTUS: Pres. Obama will nominate Heather Higginbottom as Deputy SoS. The first woman named to the job. washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-l…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 10, 2013
@thenation: Where praising an authoritarian, gay-oppressing Russian strongman is the done thing— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) September 10, 2013
I love our beautiful Sunny. Lovely personality. Look at that posture in the photo next to the tree. Beautiful Sunny. Thanks for the song, Dudette. Celebrate our new addition to the White House for our First Family. HZ
Alright, if this is Rubio and not an intern, then haha Rubio…haha
MT @marcorubio: drink pleny of water! RT @skenigsberg: yess @SenRandPaul to deliver a video response to Obama speech: dailycaller.com/2013/09/10/ran…— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) September 10, 2013
Then he’d better wear some Depends too.
be sure to look in the right camera
This man’s squawkish voice hits a nerve in me that gives me chills. I would hate to see this man given any power to run these United States. I am not worried about even watching or listening to Sen. Rand Paul. Time is such a precious gift in my space, and I surely will not allow Sen. Rand Paul take up one second of my space. Moving FORWARD. HZ
THIS X 2
His wig is getting more and more squirrelly
Everyday should be #NationalReadABookDay! #book #read ow.ly/i/358N3— ProLiteracy (@ProLitWorld) September 06, 2013
I do love books. They are like good friends. Nighttime in bed turning the pages….ahhhhh!
More than 1/2 of Americans can't define terms such as "deductible," "co-pay," and "premium." View more facts at proliteracy.org/news/fact-shee…— ProLiteracy (@ProLitWorld) September 06, 2013
MT @ProLitWorld Reading is Sexy! #literacy #education #adulted #reading http://t.co/ugQvZj0XqZ— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) September 10, 2013
Syria’s head man Aassaaaddd or whatever is weird looking. Those ears do not work. Also his head is flat in the back. Not enough room for a brain back there.
I can’t figure out people like him—–how they end up doing the evil they do. He was a dr., went to med. school in London to become eye dr. He brought computers to Syria. Wife is British—former investment banker, keeps posting photos of children on her facebook page, which is creepy. He had no interest in politics or ruling the country, only called into service when older brother who was to take over for their father died. I remember Barbara Walters interview with he and his wife a few years back and she seemed to be conflicted—-knew of the deadly charges against him but was favorably impressed with he and wife personally. Even growing up in that culture, I don’t understand how he becomes this person who is responsible for all these horrific atrocities.
@KellyO All about #obamacare and y he initiated the Sequester. Of course it's all kabuki and hypnotism at this point.— Perseus (@jovie131_mike) September 10, 2013
I wish it was televised like the one he had with the GOP Lions Den during the Healthcare fight. He was so comfortable and relaxed. He lobbed those talking-points disguised as questions like Serena Williams.
International Institute for Counter-Terrorism documents #Syria's chemical weapons facilities telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews… http://t.co/YUYzPQo5nm— Empty Circle (@EmptyCircle) September 10, 2013
Heard Michael O’Hanlon on Bashir say it would take years to rid that country of chemical weapons—–and complicated technology. Not a simple endeavor.
They said the same thing about the President’s goal to rid the world of loose nukes. He’s been quietly getting it done these past four years, and to Rachel’s credit, she’s the only one who’s reported on it. That job wasn’t east, and it was extremely dangerous – but there were no leaks, no mess ups, no losses.
If the President puts a plan to get these chemical weapons sorted – he’ll do it. and reporters, or whatever Michael O’Hanlon is (and his ilk, who play “experts” on tv talk shows) won’t have anything to do with that success.
That may be the case, but if you move the CW’s out of the country, you can take all the time that’s needed. CW’s does not have to be destroyed in Syria. Radioactive material that’s used in nuclear bombs have been transported via ground for 1000′s of miles w/o incident.
Baldwin: Won’t support ‘one day’ of unilateral strikes in Syria
By Ramsey Cox
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) announced Tuesday that she would not support even “one day” of U.S. military involvement in Syria.
Her announcement came after President Obama briefed senators in the Capitol earlier in the day. Baldwin had been undecided, until now.
Baldwin wouldn’t be in the Senate if not for The President. Just like Grayson like wolves are ungrateful,
key word ” unilateral ” ………
Yep, sounds like political cover to me.
Where’s the link to this report? Somehow I get a feeling that the media is not giving us the full story when they “report” that these D reps/senators are not supporting strikes. There must be more nuance to it than this. Obviously the President is having a convo with his D reps/senators that we nor the media are privy to. But the media LOVES to report stuff that makes PBO look weak/bad/alone, etc., so they present a one-sided narrative while omitting the more important part.
My point is, there’s something amiss here, and I’m no longer taking ANY of these media reports on congressional support for strikes at face value.
hf, I don’t blame you for not trusting the media. Look at how they tried to push the false narrative that President Obama had nothing to do with the discussion of Syria’s CW under control of international community.
So the new IPhone 5S will hav Fingerprinting identification for security purposes http://t.co/3G6RJcCool— Perseus (@jovie131_mike) September 10, 2013
but…but…buy the NSA !
Wow! That’s fantastic!
Stephanie Miller talked about Rep Barbara Lee and how she was behind the Presidents limited attack on Syrian although she is against war and voted against the war on Iraq.
The msm, especially the beltway media was pushing a false narrative to undermine President Obama’s discussion with Putin regarding Syria’s CW put under control of International community. But, thanks to the various social media forms of communication, they were unsuccessful.
The msm don’t control the narrative as much as they use too and they look foolish when they continue pushing a narrative that’s been thoroughly debunk.
Yeah I noticed how their “Putin played Obama” narrative died because more information was disclosed about talks on a potential deal. And the simple fact that if the president didn’t threaten Syria none of this would have happened. Social media has changed the game and they are no longer the authority.
Ha!! I SWEAR, I never heard this song before like 10 minutes ago. After this morning with that woman from Salon, I’m feeling mighty powerful.
This is DEFINITELY my new theme song! Must be destiny!
Katy Perry – Roar
One of my favorite Katy Perry songs, Dudette, and if you check @BarackObama tweets to Katy you’ll see #ROAR
Wow, I never noticed that! So cool!
The POTUS is brilliant. Everything else is moot.
A little levity before the big speech tonight.
Please check out the pic and read the comments they are hilarious. There is a reason why Black folk are so good at the dozens and why twitter is the perfect medium for it.
Oh and if you’ve never read Awesomely Luuvie’s blog, or followed her on twitter…you are missing out.
Whose Mighty Mouse Swag Brother is This? Featuring Roast From My Readers
Meant to post this earlier, but so much going on in the world right now.
The polls are probably closed in NYC by now, but FYI…
Whoa!! This @reshmasaujani mailer claims endorsement by none other than @BarackObama http://t.co/z42aWYTyQi— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) September 08, 2013
What’s “Public Advocate” is that like “District Attorney?”
Isn’t that a court appointed lawyer, when people cannot afford to pay for their defense?
Oh, okay. That sounds right based on the name. I didn’t realize that was an elected official in NY. Must be the elected position is the person in charge of the running the organization that manages the court-appointed attorneys.
@gwenifill "Turns out" seems a little understated, eh? #BravoPresidentObama ! @theosmelek— (@JOBoomr) September 10, 2013
oh she (Sunny) is very girly isn’t she? And… cute as a button
Totally looking forward to POTUS’ speech tonight.
Spent 4 hrs at the VA med center in Baltimore- only ten minutes from home, so very nice- because in ND I had to travel 400 miles each way to go to the VA.
Anyhow only one comment thrown my way- about ‘war’.. by a male vet, AA- prolly in his 50s/60s says to me “I hope we’re not going to war” and I said, there isn’t going to be any war.. our President has no wish for war- I said he’s the smartest person in the room, this guy says well its okay to be smart, but you have to have ‘common sense’ ? At which point it was my turn to go – so I didn’t have to respond to this fella not knowing our POTUS has magnificently intact common sense, thank you very much.
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