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Rise and Shine

Four Years Ago Today: President Obama uses a light saber during a demonstration of fencing with Tim Morehouse who won a silver medal in Men’s Saber Fencing at the Beijing Olympics, part of the U.S. Olympians youth sporting event on the South Lawn of the White House

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Today (all times Eastern):

11:40: President Obama delivers remarks to mark the five-year anniversary of the financial crisis

12:30: Jay Carney briefs the press

7:0: President Obama delivers remarks at Música Latina: In Performance at the White House; First Lady Michelle Obama also attends. The performance will be held in the East Room and will be live streamed at White House Live. More here

See ‘The Week Ahead’ here

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USA Today: Obama to speak on 5th anniversary of financial crisis

President Obama will deliver a speech Monday on the fifth anniversary of the event that helped elect him back in 2008: The financial crisis. Obama “will be joined on-stage and in the audience by people that have benefited from his economic recovery proposals over the last five years,” the White House said in a statement, “including small business owners, construction workers, homeowners, consumers and tax cut recipients.”

Obama will use the speech to kick off a week of events devoted to the economy and budget issues.

…. A Tuesday interview on the Spanish language television network Telemundo gives Obama a chance to talk about another major domestic issue, immigration. Budget issues are likely to dominate a Wednesday speech to the Business Roundtable. And Obama is likely to emphasize the auto bailout when he travels Friday to a Ford plant in the Kansas City area.

Full post here

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Your Morning Must-Read:

The People’s View: Ezra Klein’s Concern Trolling on Obama and the Federal Reserve

As soon as news hit the wires that Larry Summers has withdrawn his name from consideration for chair of the Federal Reserve, the media went on a full-spin mode, likely embarrassed that just Friday, they were pimping a Japanese newspaper report trumpeting Summers as the chosen one. Ezra Klein, who’d been part of the media build-up toward that ‘inevitability,’ if along with his opposition to it.

This is where a little Obama Derangement Syndrome seeped in. Ezra, along with his peers in the beltway media – dude, get out a little from you Post office and the MSNBC studios; it’ll do you some good – wasn’t just convinced that Summers would be a bad choice, but that Obama would pick him just to take pleasure in some hippie-punching, i.e. just to piss off establishment media liberals like Klein.

More here

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She’s an Arsenal fan, so she has a dark side, but @DCPlod cracks me up:

…. and so does this fella:

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Had a good chuckle at these two headlines at Business Insider – here we go again: damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t. Yawn:

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TPM: Biden: ‘The Tail Is Wagging The Dog’ In Today’s GOP

Vice President Joe Biden warned donors and activists of a fundamental shift in the Republican party at an Iowa fundraiser Sunday, calling today’s GOP a “different breed of cat” and taking a shot at the leadership of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

“This is not your father’s Republican Party,” he told a crowd just before Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D) annual steak fry, according to a pool report. “We’re dealing with a different breed of cat as my uncle used to say. These guys aren’t bad. I’m not making moral judgments, but they have a fundamentally different view of America than we do – a fundamentally different view.”

More here

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Bob Cesca: The Goalpost for Success Was the Disarmament of Syria’s WMD, So the U.S. Won an Historic Victory

Saturday marked an historic event future generations will read about in books. Over the weekend, Russia and the United States reached an accord over the question of the Syrian government’s stockpiles of chemical weapons, most recently used against civilians late last month.

Whether the United States “won” depends entirely upon your definition of victory. Personally, I define victory in terms of the stated goal of the administration’s actions of the past three weeks: to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons to prevent another attack on Syrian civilians.

More here

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Michael Tomasky: The Right’s Sickening Syria Spin

If Obama persuaded Assad to step down and move to Siberia, the critics would still find something to whine about. Michael Tomasky deflates the arguments against the new arms deal.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not very interested in being lectured that Bashar al-Assad has no real intention of giving up his chemical weapons by the very same people who a decade ago were pushing this country into war — and having the deranged gall to call the rest of us unpatriotic — on the argument that there was no possible way a monster like Saddam Hussein had given up his chemical weapons. Barack Obama has been forced to spend about 70 percent of his presidential energies trying to repair crises foreign and domestic that these people created, and forced to do so against their iron opposition on all fronts; and now that he’s achieved a diplomatic breakthrough, they have the audacity to argue that he sold America out to Vladimir Putin? It’s staggering and sickening.

More here

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Steve Benen: The right struggles to hide its disappointment with diplomatic progress

A couple of years ago, after the United States and its allies used military force to help remove the Gadhafi’s government from Libya, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham issued one of my favorite Republican press releases ever. The two senators, who had eagerly spent months touting U.S. military action in Libya, issued a joint statement commending the “British, French, and other allies, as well as our Arab partners, especially Qatar and the UAE.”

McCain and Graham eventually said Americans can be “proud of the role our country” played, but they nevertheless condemned the Obama administration’s “failure” to act in Libya the way the GOP senators preferred.

It was striking at the time for its bitterness – the United States had achieved its strategic goals, but instead of celebrating or applauding Obama’s success, Republicans pouted and whined.

It’s funny how history sometimes repeats itself….

More here

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Science Insider: U.S. Science Laureate Bill Hits Roadblock

Climate science skeptics have derailed a congressional proposal to create the honorary position of U.S. science laureate. But proponents haven’t abandoned the idea of giving someone a national platform to foster public understanding of science and serve as a role model.

….. the U.S. House of Representatives was expected to give swift approval to a bill introduced this spring by a bipartisan coalition of legislators in both the House and the Senate….

The bill was never discussed in any committee, however, and Larry Hart of the American Conservative Union hit the roof when he saw it on the House calendar for the next day. In a letter to other conservative organizations and every House member, Hart said the bill would give President Barack Obama the opportunity to appoint someone “who will share his view that science should serve political ends, on such issues as climate change and regulation of greenhouse gases.”….

More here

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Thanks again to UT for letting us know about this blog yesterday (and this great post):

Now added to the blogroll here, if you ever need the link – you can follow Jim here on Twitter.

If you can think of any other smart liberal blogs to add to the blogroll, let me know!

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Smartypants: A Both/And Leader in an Either/Or World

For the record, I don’t think President Obama has any magical powers, or that he plays 11th dimensional chess, or that he bluffs, or that he’s merely lucky. What I do think is that he develops his North Star, takes the long view, and enters negotiations from the standpoint of finding both/and solutions (partnerships) rather than engage in the power games of either/or (dominance).

Several people are pointing to a fascinating blog post by Jim Stuart where he talks about President Obama being an integral leader. If you haven’t already read it, please do so!

More here

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Still can’t get over this tweet from the account of the President of Iran, amazing:

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On This Day:

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama watch Olympian Ryan Reser, in white, and Paralympian Myles Porter during a judo demonstration, part of the U.S. Olympians youth sporting event on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 16, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

….. watching a balance beam demonstration hosted by gymnast Dominique Dawes, far left, on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 16, 2009. Also pictured are Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett (second from left) and former Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner Kersee (in white shirt) (Pete Souza)

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President Obama fist-bumps VP Biden, as Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett looks on, before a meeting in the Oval Office, Sept. 16, 2010 (Pete Souza)

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President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arrive for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 32nd Annual Awards Gala dinner in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 16, 2009 (Pete Souza)

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President Obama waits in his limousine after the motorcade arrived at Westchester County Airport, N.Y., on a rainy night, Sept. 16, 2010 (Pete Souza)

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MooooOOOOoooorning, Happy Monday!

A gentle reminder: when you’re quoting posts from other blogs/sites in the comments, please only include a short extract followed by the link. Thank yoooOOOooou!


119 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. September 16, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Good morning TOD from a frustrating Monday morning.

  2. 5 utaustinliberal
    September 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

    This is a fabulous Rise and Shine Chiparoo!

    The pictures! Oh, the pictures! September was a fabulous month indeed for Pete Souza and his genius.

  3. 8 Linda
    September 16, 2013 at 9:05 am

    U.S. NavyVerified account ‏@USNavy

    #BREAKING: #USNavy confirms active shooter at Washington Navy Yard. More to follow

  4. 9 utaustinliberal
    September 16, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Chips? Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

  5. September 16, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Good Monday Morning Chipsticks, TODers…Everyone!

    Hope everyone has a wonderful day and a fantastic start to the work week.

  6. 14 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2013 at 9:08 am

    The Goalpost for Success Was the Disarmament of Syria’s WMD, So the U.S. Won a Historic Victory

    By Bob Cesca

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    So let’s stop playing this game. U.S. forces were deployed by the commander-in-chief to achieve one goal: to eliminate Assad’s chemical weapons — not to oust Assad; and not to fight on behalf of the rebels, many of whom hate us and will continue to hate us irrespective of what we might have done, or might not have done. I thought this was about getting the WMD. The administration, at least on paper, has achieved this goal without firing as so much as a water-balloon in the direction of Syria. Goldberg and other pessimists and administration opponents are free to spin away, but it doesn’t change the fact that the administration’s saber-rattling led to an eleventh-hour deal which will lead to the sole goalpost: the disarmament of Syria’s massive stockpiles of chemical weapons.

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    http://thedailybanter.com/2013/09/if-the-goalpost-for-success-was-the-disarmament-of-syrias-wmd-the-u-s-won-a-huge-victory/

    • September 16, 2013 at 9:12 am

      Excellent Ladyhawke, thank you – will add it to the post!!

    • September 16, 2013 at 9:43 am

      Great summary by Cesca, LH, although you know this is too complicated for the media and right wing to understand. They wanted a “shoot ‘um up,” damn it, and the president didn’t give them one. How dare he pursue peace over war when they were salivating for blood, gore and things that go “kaboom” in the night.

  7. 17 anniebella
    September 16, 2013 at 9:18 am

    You know I was watching CBS This Morning this morning and they had Frank Luntz up there running his mouth, trying to blame the President and both side for the dysfunction in Washington. I had to send a email to the Charlie, Gail, and Nora and tell them that Luntz is lying once again because the blame for no one being able to work together lies with the right wing radical Tea party Republicans. President Obama have reached out to Boehner and these Republicans over and over again, but they refuse to compromise with him. So Luntz is once again sitting before the public lying.

    • 18 Ladyhawke
      September 16, 2013 at 9:22 am

      ODS IN A NUTSHELL

      How Obama Derangement Syndrome is unlike that of Bush

      By Liberal Librarian

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      Obama Derangement Syndrome is different because it’s all-consuming. Nothing that he does can be credited. Everything he does must be deligitimized. He has to be shown as an empty suit, a buffoon, a clown, an incompetent, someone good at entertaining with speeches but completely out of his depth at governing. The more success he racks up, the greater the volume of this banshee wailing. The Republican Party and the Right in general have ceased standing for anything positive; they merely exist to oppose Obama in everything, no matter the damage it will do to the state. The Right’s only purpose is to conduct a scorched-earth campaign against the president.

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      http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2013/09/how-obama-derangement-syndrome-is.html

    • 19 Linda
      September 16, 2013 at 9:22 am

      Luntz is not a guest , he is now an employee of CBS, so they won’t challenge him

  8. 21 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2013 at 9:22 am

    The right struggles to hide its disappointment with diplomatic progress

    By Steve Benen

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    At this point, Republican complaints made a right turn at unpersuasive and landed at unseemly. Many on the right urged Obama to engage in saber-rattling against Syria, then complained when the president did just that. Many on the right urged Obama to take the issue to Congress, then complained when the president did that, too. Many on the right said they supported military intervention, right up until Obama agreed with them. Now Republicans seem to be complaining … just for the sake of complaining.
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    If the right could at least try to hide their disappointment, it might be easier to take their views on foreign policy seriously.

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    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/09/16/20522033-the-right-struggles-to-hide-its-disappointment-with-diplomatic-progress?lite

  9. 22 GGAIL
    September 16, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

  10. 24 donna dem 4 obama
    September 16, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Good Morning TOD! Crazy world we live in. I work a couple of blocks from the Navy Yard on M Street in DC. There is a active shooter in the area who has shot one person and injured another. A women was shoot right here at my building this morning during the Navy Yard crisis (we are not sure if it was related). Every cop in DC must be outside my building right now!

    My building, The Department of Transportation and every other building in the area in on lock down. The shooter has not been caught. Pray they get this guy before he hurts/kills anyone else!

  11. 31 Debra
    September 16, 2013 at 9:26 am

    This is a good commercial. Has nothing to do with people President Obama bashing. The commercial put me in a better mood. It also reminded me how glad I am President Obama passed healthcare reform.

  12. 35 anniebella
    September 16, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I hope the President select who he think is right for the job, if that is Yellen, fine. If it is not Yellen, fine. Forget Ezra and anyone else trying to make him choose who they want.

  13. 36 japa21
    September 16, 2013 at 9:29 am

    GM all TODvillians, from quite chilly Chicago. At least chilly compared to what we have been going through. Heck, I think it is cooler than it was on the Alaska cruise.

    I have been having an ongoing dispute with PM Carpenter, who insists, over and over, that Putin saved PBO with his offer. No matter what, he is sticking with that story so I have decided not to try any more. The list of blog sites I visit is dwindling. Thank you for steering me to another one.

    Quick comment on Iran. The canddiates for President have to be approved by the clerics and ultimately by the Ayatollah. In past elections, they would never have even allowed a moderate such as Rouhani to even run for the office. Now, not only did they allow it, but he won. And since then, we have seen numerous stories indicating that there might be progress with Iran on several fronts.

    In my mind, I believe this is due to the leadership of PBO. Most of the world is accustomed, after Bush, with America’s cowboy diplomacy. PBO has shown himself to be the exact opposite. His role in Libya, and other areas of the Arab SDpring, including non-interefernce in Iran during their period of strong protests, other than some key but not hostile remarks, was watched closely in Iran. And once he was reelected, they saw an opportunity to make some changes.

    This would never have happened if Romney had won. When he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, PBO said he felt undeserving, but at that same time, laid out what he felt the role of the US was when it came to world affairs. I have no doubt many around the world, specially in the ME were sketical, but he has shown he meant what he said. He has also shown he means business and does not totally shy away from the use of force.

    What will happen in the next weeks, months and years is not yet determined, but we have seen a transformation begin. And I will continue in my support to work to amke sure the transformation continues.

    • September 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Morning Japa! I really admire PM Carpenter, but he sure as hell puzzles me sometimes.

      Very interesting on Iran, and you’re so right, there’s no way on earth these signs of progress would be appearing if there was a Republican in power, Romney (or whoever) would have been too busy banging the war drums at the prompting of McCain and Co.

      Encouraging times.

      PS Keep warm!

      • 38 japa21
        September 16, 2013 at 9:46 am

        I generally like PM as well. It is just his unwillingness to even give PBO one smidgeon of credit on this, as well as his over the top harangues on the NSA issue.

        • September 16, 2013 at 9:49 am

          Haven’t read him in a while, can’t remember what issue wore me out, is he Greenwald-ish on the NSA business?

          • 40 japa21
            September 16, 2013 at 9:56 am

            He’s avoided it for a while, but he definitely was. Most of his readers, or at least those that comment, really gave him pushback.

            • September 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

              Ah, didn’t know that Japa. I can tolerate some writers – like Charles Pierce – being strongly anti-NSA and all that, because that kind of thing has always been an issue for them, they’re genuine and passionate about it. But when others simply use it as a stick to beat PBO with, without acknowledging the need for surveillance, then …. bye.

    • 42 ericfive
      September 16, 2013 at 11:51 am

      If PM Carpenter can’t accept the simple fact that Putin saved Asaad with his offer, not PBO, then either he is “playing dumb” so he won’t have to apologize for his previous articles, or has a severe case of ODS. Asaad is Putin’s ally and as such Putin would act to protect his ally from U.S. military action. As I said previously, I think many in the MSM are spinning the Syrian situation into a defeat for PBO to prey on the mentally challenged or people who are not paying attention. The MSM has its desired anti-PBO narrative and will lie, spin and twist themselves into pretzels to maintain that narrative.

  14. 43 desertflower
    September 16, 2013 at 9:30 am

    GM!GM!GM! I have been busy having my sister here, making me nuts, for the past week….no time to look at the computer, much less check in here…I found that it has made me anxious and even more difficult to be around than normal:) She leaves today…I’ll miss her, I love her dearly, but I won’t miss the anxiety that I have when she’s around…she’s like a whirling dervish…..full of drama….I like my quiet life and look forward to getting that back by the end of the day! To think that going to work is my savior:)

    If you haven’t read this Milt Shook piece, please do!

    http://pleasecutthecrap.com/data-show-that-republicans-are-incompetent-proves-their-ideology-wrong/

    I’ve missed all of you terribly! Happy Monday!

  15. 48 Vicki
    September 16, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Big news From NYCity; This morning at 11:00 am Bill Thompson will concede the spot as the democratic candidate in the Mayoral race to Bill deBlasio.
    Shortly thereafter the two Bills will join with NY Governor Andrew Cuomo in a victory rally.
    The election is 7 weeks away but I am predicting a very happy ending for NY City and all of the fair minded sane inhabitants of the USA.

  16. 51 Nena20409
    September 16, 2013 at 9:39 am

    GM TODers.

  17. 52 Dudette
    September 16, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Shooting at Navy Yard in D.C.
    It just keeps happening!

  18. 54 amk for obama
    September 16, 2013 at 9:55 am

    when you’re quoting posts from other blogs/sites in the comments, please only include a short extract followed by the link.

    Why?

  19. 61 cookemom
    September 16, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Morning all you O’s!!! It’s a great getting up day in TODville, even though we are hearing of the horrible news out of DC this morning. Prayers for the reported 4 killed and up to 10 wounded victims. The gunman has been taken into custody.

  20. 63 desertflower
    September 16, 2013 at 10:12 am

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/09/16/the-morning-plum-fewer-than-one-in-four-americans-support-sabotage-of-obamacare/

    Fewer than half of all Republicans and Republican leaners (43%) want elected officials who oppose the law to do what they can to make it fail; 37% say they should try to make it work as well as possible. However, 64% of Tea Party Republicans oppose the law and want elected officials to do what they can to make it fail. By comparison, just 31% of Republicans and Republican leaners who do not agree with the Tea Party favor this approach.
    There you have it. Fewer than one in four Americans supports efforts to try to make the law fail. Fewer than half of Republicans back such efforts; support for them is largely driven by Tea Party Republicans.

  21. 64 Nena20409
    September 16, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Wow, my 1st post since 5 something PM CT. Whew. Hello TOD!

    I don’t know why.

    Any explanation? Someone? Help!

  22. 65 donna dem 4 obama
    September 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Apparently the person who was found outside my building walked from the Navy Yard and collapsed after being shot. Now we are hearing reports of multiple shooters. We are still on lock down because they are not sure how many shooters there are. Geesh!!!!!!!!

  23. 71 57andfemale
    September 16, 2013 at 10:39 am

    So OT: Anyone watch SNL? Cecily Strong, who will be the new news anchor and became a regular last season – I worked with her in a show when she was about 5 years old. I was the stage manager and assistant director for a production of Grapes of Wrath, and she played the youngest daughter. She was stunning and talented even at that young age.

    During the run, we do ‘pick up rehearsals’ – a way to refresh before you start the next weekend’s run. Our Tom Joad had to miss one rehearsal and Cecily ‘played’ the male lead, delivering every one of his (many!) lines like a real pro!

    I’m so very proud to see her succeed. Congratulations, Cecily!

  24. 73 JER
    September 16, 2013 at 10:42 am

    LIVE NOW: Naval Shipyard Shooting, Washington, DC. – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

    • September 16, 2013 at 10:50 am

      We are at our daughter’s in Chesapeake. Have it live on her computer. We lived in Fairfax for 17 years and our daughter worked for NewsChannel8. To this day, she is a major “news hound”, even moreso since we lived/worked in that area and know the area. Her husband has had to go to the Navy Yard for appts./meetings a few times. This is SO sad and maddening. WHY?????!!!!!!!!

  25. 75 HZ
    September 16, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Donna, please be as safe as you can. Praying for relief from this awful situation. (((( Loving prayers going forth for you and your building))))
    May a force of light outshine this awful act of darkness. HZ

  26. 79 Nena20409
    September 16, 2013 at 11:05 am

    2 shooters? Oh my goodness. Prayers and thoughts to all those in the DC area, especially, family members, friends and TODers. Please stay save.

  27. 80 99ts
    September 16, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I am truly amazed how you all continue to live with the shootings – so now CBS have church leaders on – going to offer prayer meetings – yet I cannot but wonder why it is so hard to get rid of the guns. I send my thoughts for safe passage to all those caught up in the latest shooting – so wish there was a viable answer so you don’t have to keep living with such events.

    • 81 anniebella
      September 16, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Where are the church leaders offering prayer for cowards in Congress to have the guts to do the right thing and ban assault weapons, background checks, high capacity magazines, and prayer to fight the NRA.

    • 82 dotster3
      September 16, 2013 at 11:49 am

      Yes, let’s see—–prayers or gun control legislation——–which would be most effective in helping to stem all this gun violence? Geez, people—-get a brain.

  28. 84 anniebella
    September 16, 2013 at 11:15 am

    We will have to wait to be sure how many shooters there are and how many were shot and died. The media tends to run with the flow in hopes of being the first with the info, and many times they get things wrong. So patience is what we have to have and wait till someone comes out to speak, to let us know exactly what occur.

  29. 85 cookemom
    September 16, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Looks like a second and possibly a third shooter at the Naval Yard. One heavily armed man in the main building is wounded and down. Per MSNBC, not much info on the latest news of a second gunman at a different location, nor will they report which building it is to avoid panic by those who may know people in the building.

    Donna Dem and many of my #2’s friends work in that area of DC. Prayers for their safety and well being.

    • 86 anniebella
      September 16, 2013 at 11:23 am

      I heard one shooter was black, and no it wasn’t John King CNN reporting that.

      • 87 cookemom
        September 16, 2013 at 11:54 am

        I heard the shooter was wearing black. Way too much unknown at this point, including that some personnel there are allowed to carry weapons, it’s a naval base.

  30. 88 amk for obama
    September 16, 2013 at 11:22 am

    egad. teann trolling the witnesses for disaster porn is disgusting.

  31. 91 japa21
    September 16, 2013 at 11:30 am
    • 92 Nena20409
      September 16, 2013 at 11:34 am

      Until just enough of the 90% who favor background checks start voting in larger numbers and are as loud as the the 10%, change on this issue will continue to operate at a tortoise pace.

  32. 93 Nena20409
    September 16, 2013 at 11:38 am

    At any military base, my understanding is that Inside US, the troops are not allowed to carry live amos. Only the Military Police are allowed.

    If this is true, then this explains how the gunmen were able to shoot people. At FH in TX 3 yrs or so ago and now in DC.

  33. 96 a4alice
    September 16, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Chips – holy mackerel what a humongous rise and shine. I’ll have to come back and check it out as I’m stoooopid busy. BUT Good Morning TOD! :D

  34. 97 japa21
    September 16, 2013 at 11:40 am
  35. September 16, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Apparently another incident…..FBI and police are on the way to Bolling Air Force Base for possible gunfire there

  36. 107 Nena20409
    September 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

    2 shooters, 12 shots, 8 killed and 2 officers wounded and 4 hurt?

  37. 108 JER
    September 16, 2013 at 11:46 am
  38. 109 57andfemale
    September 16, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Oh my God.

  39. 114 japa21
    September 16, 2013 at 11:47 am
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  41. 116 57andfemale
    September 16, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I have a pretty responsible twitter feed: my ‘followees’ are all asking for caution, a speculation-free zone on the Navy Yard shooting. Trying to only post reputable sources, and still urging that people understand that the situation and information are fluid.

  42. 117 57andfemale
    September 16, 2013 at 11:55 am
  43. 119 cookemom
    September 16, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Now we hear only one shooter, a man in his 50’s wearing black, heavily armed carrying 3 weapons, including an AR15 is dead. The doctor at one of the hospitals where 3 victims were taken, identifies one man (officer shot in both legs) and 2 women (civilians gunshot to shoulder/ gunshot to head and hands) are in critical condition, but each are expected to fully recover.

    No confirmation of any other shootings by any other person/s at any other location.

    PBO to speak later.


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