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9:0 PM EDT: President Obama Speaks at the CBC Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards
Also at White House Live
Just to annoy GG
Wonder how many more potential traitors & mass murderers US Investigations Services have 'vetted' blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/… cc @TheJusticeDept— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 19, 2013
You will NEVER be welcome in his Rio home, Bob!!!!
I was hoping to go to Brazil for the football World Cup, do you think he’d give me a room??
I think you should make alternative plans for accommodations, Chips
And I would have tweeted him to ask if he’d put me up – well, if he hadn’t blocked me!
They’ll give you a room Chips Darlin. They ain’t stupid.
Chips, why in the world would you want to hang out with this creepy, boring, narcissist? If you roomed with Greenwald he will take away all your fun in enjoying the World Cup and the vibrant life of Rio. Better for you to hook up with real soccer fans in Brazil who won’t spoil your fun by their constant bashing of President Obama.
Nathkatun, my plan was to leave the water running in his pad so he’d be swept away to … well, anywhere really.
I understand Greenwald is going crazy on twitter because this connection is made. LOL.
Yep – he’s been freaking out for hours ….
@Green_Footballs Since GG blocked me long ago I doubt if he saw this twitter.com/Our4thEstate/s… though if he did, hope it freaked him even more— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 22, 2013
Thank you Bobfr – if anyone needs to be annoyed it is gg
Ya Bobfr #1, master tweeter and logical thinker. How’s your new venture coming along?
Shoulder to the wheel, 24×7, Judith!! Thank you for asking!!!
Great! Here’s a tweet I hope you like:
@SenTedCruz looks & sounds like the reincarnation of Joe McCarthy when he fearmongers that Americans don't want #Obamacare. WE DO! #GOPFAIL— Judith Fardig (@FardigJudith) September 22, 2013
Thanks you all. Cruz makes my blood run cold. Well, so does Rand Paul, but for slightly different reasons. What a bunch of hypocritic dirtbags!
Great tweet, Judith!
Up comes Bill Clinton.
TOD implosion ….. 3….. 2….. 1
Hahahahahahahahaha…..same thought ran through my mind.
Did you hear the crowd reaction when they said he couldn’t be there, as I tweeted, a combination of ‘meh’ and aaaaaaw’ – he really rather divides people!!
Ha, yeah, I forgot that one!!!!
Is it 9pm yet? I’m waiting for POTUS and FLOTUS.
I am still confused as to what Pres Clinton achieved during his 8 years in office – the stock markets did well – otherwise bland.
Actually, he totally screwed us by allowing Glass-Steagall to be repealed, for starters
He was lucky to be followed by the disaster that was GWB – allowed Clinton media to rewrite his history with few noticing.
On top of that the people who are now in love with Bill Clinton, like Newt Gingrich and John McCain, voted to impeach him and remove him from office, respectively. For the record, Bill Clinton is one of only two presidents, in the entire history of the United States, who was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives and tried by the U.S. Senate, with the possibility that he may have been removed from office. The other was Andrew Johnson. Lest we forget, 50 Republican senators, including John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Orin Hatch, and Charles Grassley, voted to remove Bill Clinton from office. What saved both Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton from being removed from office was the Constitutional requirement that 2/3rds of the Senate vote to convict a President impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives and then remove him from office. So in both cases, the U.S. Senate was unable to get the 2/3rds votes to remove them from office. History will, however, record that 50 of the 55 Republican Senators voted to convict President Clinton and remove him from office before the end of his term. Only 5 Republican Senators had the courage to vote NO!
Interestingly, many of the white “holier than thou” liberals created “Move-On” to try to defend Bill Clinton during the impeachment from the vicious attacks from Republicans; and,the vast majority of members of the CBC were probably the most vocal and the most passionate defenders of Bill Clinton against Republican attacks. Yet these two groups have been MIA when it comes to defending president Obama from the most ugly and vicious attacks he is being subjected to by Republicans. What’s even worse is that many of them have actively participated in launching their own ugly and vicious attacks against President Obama.
Many thanks Nath – you all know so much more about the political history of the US than I will ever know. The 2 pieces of information that were in my world when Pres Clinton was in the white house
1. He failed to pass a health care law
2. He was impeached by the house – Monica!
The world over – the media likes to control the message. I am so glad the internet has stopped that happening.
Good Evening, All.
TAmron Hall at CBC gala says Bill Clinton is the most transformational leader of our time? What is she smoking?
See my last comment!
Well really – he has done nothing – TOD implosion is justified.
Yeah TOD implosion. i came here to take my mind off my missing mentor only to be riled up by the nonsense I am hearing
I don’t know ziz2, I wish I knew.
Yet he didn’t even bother showing up to the ceremony – for the all the recognition he just received…..
But, but, but, his Clinton Initiative is this coming week? What do you all expect a 66/67 yrs old Bubba to do? After all, TODAY….9-21-13 is the 15th anniversary of his deposition for the Monica Lewinsky case. It depends on what Is, Is…..tape.
I will spare TOD the Video.
Absolutely Amazing, Zizi! These people are determined to re-write history. Fortunately, they will fail miserably because there is a historical record to contend with. See my comment above about Bill Clinton being one of the only two Presidents in history who was impeached by the House of Representatives and tried in the United State, with the possibility of being removed from office. Fifty senators, out of 100, voted to remove Bill Clinton from office.
And then Clinton snubs them by not appearing in person?
Unreal – or to be expected?
zizi – It was so sad to read of your mentor on an earlier thread – sending all thoughts of hope your way
Thank yuo. Still no news yet. Then I just found out the terrorists are holding some people hostage. I don’t know how a 77 yr old man can handle that if he was one of them. Patiently waiting by phone to hear something. Anything
I have the thought that he could well be helping the younger ones cope zizi – age can bring calm which is often needed in such situations
Zizi, this really must be a very, very, difficult time for you and your family, and the family of your mentor! It’s so hard to imagine how it feels to be so far away and unable to get information about what’s going on about your loved ones in the wake of this horrendous mass murder. I am praying and keeping positive thoughts that your mentor will eventually turn up physicality unharmed. Believe me, older people are some of the toughest people in situations like this. So, please don’t let his age discourage you from remaining hopeful and positive. I am also praying that his son will make a quick and complete recovery from his wounds. Obviously, there is no way for any of us to truly experience the pain you are gong through, “waiting by the phone to hear something…” But all of us who love and respect you are praying and hoping that when the phone does ring it will bring you positive results.
Prayers and blessings to you, your family and the family of your mentor. Prayers and deep condolences to the people who lost loved in Nairobi, Kenya.
Hope you have positive news about your mentor, soon, zizi. Keeping all of you in my thoughts!!
Chiparoo’s number one fan Wendell Pierce aka Detective Bunk is speaking now at the CBC dinner.
I have returned! I see I’ve missed 108 posts as well as all ya’ll. I see, also, that congress is almost at critical mass. – smn.
So pleased to see you back yardarm – missed you – the jokes – not so much
Realllyyyy! I’ll have to cast about for more of them so you can maintain your edge, eh?
The President, will no doubt, have some stories we can all enjoy – you arrived back at a good time –
Sure did. I’m looking at PBO right now.
Shipmaaaaaaaaaaaate, so lovely to see ya!!!
Sheesh! Judging by the number of posts I missed, you lot have been very busy. In addition to that, I got a ton of ACA mail. Everybody in the world istrying to sell me some health insurance.
That’ll teach ya not to go away!!! Hope you’re having a highly lovely time Shipmate!
Didn’t know I could have so much fun with my clothes on.
Welcome Back Yardarm
So good to be home. WI is very backwards indeed.
Now, now….I am from these Mid-west regions…..easy does it now, Yardarm
I just call ‘em like I see “em Nena. The Wisconsin Dells is a fun place but,,,,,,,! Glad you made it out?
Welcome home sailor!!! Hope you had a mighty fine time in the woods!!!
R&R is good but their politics is sooo backwards.
Oh look at the First Couple. Damn fine folks!
They are gorgeous!!!
yo yardarm! you found your way out of the big woods!
Yup. I now know how to stalk a bear and kill it with a bow and arrow. That’s all they got on tv up there. Except re-runs of I Love Lucy!
Here are part of the stories on George Soros and Man U.
Part Owner……is what they are saying.
Wow, I had NO idea – thank you Nena!
Hey Dudette! Are you around?
Hey Alice! I’m hear. I’ve been floating around down-thread.
That CBC weed must be mighty fine #TamronHall cuz while #PresClinton has indeed done good, #DADT + #GlassSteagall Repeal + #DOMA sucked!— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 22, 2013
The band is really smoking. “Killer Joe
Hey, there – welcome back, Yardarm!!!
You can say that again Bobr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John Lewis is an ICON!!!
Amazing man – always great to see/hear him.
Bill Clinton was a solid president but he was not transformational. The guy did some good things but he made mistakes.
Actually, he did more than make some mistakes. A lot of what President Obama has had to spend so much time and political capital on, is clean up/and undo Former Bill Clinton’s “mistakes”.
agree with you on that jziglar.
POTUS & FLOTUS!!!
OK, where is my preznit?
YAY POTUS AND FLOTUS!!!!!
FLOTUS looks ravishing
FLOTUS looks like a doll! POTUS is looking mytee saxzey!
Okay the sound quality is better at the whitehouse.gov site than at cbs.
It is…but only audio now
I know, weird.. I had to turn on the sound at whitehouse.gov and the video at cbs.
I was there Mr. President! Rain didn’t keep me away either!
Waiting for the fashionistas to give me a complete account of what FLOTUS is wearing
What a fine and sexy couple they are!
My laser and focus is set on only one President – Barack Obama.
Bill didn’t show up in person because he knows he’s the imitation black president
Feed is not good in my world – school holidays! Every last child in the town is on the intertubes! I’ll have to watch the replay
Hey, the picture is all smooshy. Sound is okay though.
The vidoes on CBC and Whitehouse.gov are just not good.
The Audio is 1001% great.
Whitehouse feed just went to audio only.
CBS feed awful too http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
This feed’s a little better now:
You hang in there CBC members say?
Rangel and Horton? Those two are getting on my last nerves.
Can’t find it on ONE news outlet on cable – not even CSPAN
It’s a Congressional caucus event right? WTH?
Since Brian Lamb retired, C-SPAN has been under Steve Scully a rightie like his brother who worked for GW Bush.
Well, that explains it! Ugh!
AJAM is reporting gunmen still holding hostages at the mall in Nairobi.
He is hammering the crap out of the Republicans …..
Yes, #PBO @SpeakerBoehner's buddies are eager to starve Americans while they personally reap #AgricultureSubsidies. cc @Pfeiffer44 @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 22, 2013
Bare in mind , that thru. 8 years, Bill Clinton had a Republican House and Senate.
I cringe at the thought at what would happen, if this President had to put up with that.
Food for thought.
ONLY from 1995-2001. Bill Clinton had Dem control when he took office on Jan 20, 1993. He had more Dem House members than when pres Obama took office.
I still cringe at the thought of both house and senate in the hands of the republicans.
It would be incorrigible.
You are 1001% correct. That would be hell on earth.
You are absolutely right, Jovie!
Sorry but that’s just not comparable. The “GOP” of the 1990′s were far more cooperative than the ConservaDEMS of 2009 and beyond…
And I haven’t even begun to talk about the GOP of 2009 and beyond….
Gingrich shut down the government twice and he impeached him.
Yeah your right!
LOL! Ask yourself what would happen to PBO if he were caught having sex with an intern in the Oval Office….
Here is a quiz for you Jovie. What did the majority of Republicans in the House of Representatives do to Bill Clinton in1998? I hope you see my quiz and answer it as I am posting two hours after your comment.
Yes, #PBO pre-school for 4 y/o's is essential as is ensuring every newborn hears 'adult conversation' during those 4 yrs. cc @FLOTUS @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 22, 2013
My President is FIRED UP! OMG I love him so…
PBO is on FIRE!!!! …he *almost* said it’s time for these folks to stop F-ing AROUND….
Yes she did!!!
LOL! He really almost did drop the F-bomb…he went to say it and held back just in time…I saw that!
Dang I missed that. Have to catch the video.
Yay, video is back on WH stream.
Shout out to AG Holder and John Lewis from PBO! Woot!
Where’s UT with the live tweets?
Remember what you know to be true!
Be willing to fight for it
And don’t be timid about it!
— President Barack Obama
Remember what you know to be true!
Be willing to fight for it & don’t be timid about it!
- President Barack Obama to CBC, 9/21/2013— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) September 22, 2013
We knew he’d be fierce, just like yesterday, and he definitely is amp’ing it up!!!
We will not default. Period.
You might have called it Correctly on the Debt Ceiling…….I am almost there with you. POTUS may go the Coin printing deal. The other version…..his once Tutor, Prof Law Tribe,…. said Nope…….that it was not Constitutional. POTUS might not go with the 14 Amendment section 5? Was it?
Am not a lawyer, but from all my reading, the coin printing seems rock solid. Lots of folk – good lawyers – strongly view the ‘debt ceiling’ as Unconstitutional per the 14th. We’ll see. But, when #PBO is as forceful as he has been on this issue it’s obvious he has a plan and he will implement it – and drink the Republicans milkshake at the same time.
Yes. The Coin might just be what PBO has in mind. Whatever he does, I am there.
Bob, I hope you read my reply to your comment last night. I would have liked to see what you think about what I said.
Sorry I missed the previous conversation. What’s the “coin deal”?
POTUS can direct the Treasury to print a Coin for say; $2-3T Dollars. That Coin would be enough to help US borrow or cover our debt…..allowing Us to pay our bills.
There is nothing in our Constitution that would stop a POTUS for giving that directive. Congress could moan and foam, but as of now, there is No law to stop PBO from doing just that since the House of reps are being destructive about raising the Debt Ceiling.
Bobfr does a masterful job in explaining this. He did that about 5-6 posts back.
Thanks so much
I wish the WH Stream would show PBO at the rope line…to show his interaction with the people..
They (WH feed almost always cut that short. CBS feed showed some of it though.
There ain’t no one like our POTUS and FLOTUS.
FLOTUS look wonderful .
I expected nothing else from FLOTUS , and POTUS too. His speech was dam good too. Hay Republicans in case you don’t know President Obama is a fighter and you have met your match.
Liberals need to lose the "woe is me" bullshit. All of this "we can't overcome" crap gets tired, and voters aren't buying it.— Milt Shook (@MiltShook) September 22, 2013
Liberals…I always wonder who they are…are they folks like Ezra Klein…
mmm…I never think of myself in those terms….
I knowwww that you can never give up….I knowwwwww the fight is long…but I believe that WE SHALL OVERCOME…I have no other choice…Like Congressman Lewis said…..We Will Not Go Back!
I wanna listen to this speech again, with better quality video #CBCFail— zizi2 (@zizii2) September 22, 2013
LOL! I was snookered for a few seconds and freaked when I saw this this guy favorited my coliseum picture: @VaticanValet
Then I read his TL and realized I had not just jumped to one degree of separation from the Pope.
I was about to call my Mom & Dad! And we aren’t even Catholic!
Stop Dudette!!!! My sides have split!!!!!
You’re killing me girl
I sure the words “Holy Shit!” came out of my mouth several times!
I’m glad y’all are amused! I feel traumatized!
Go look at his profile. Wait a few seconds… then go look at his tweets. You’ll see what I mean.
What a HOOT.
Standby for some Holy Water! Happy belated birthday. I try to some tunes up for ya.
That thing cracked me up! I should send him a note!
Can’t hurt. Can it?
Yardarm, so glad to see you are back from the woods. I hope you had a wonderful vacation. I knew you will be by, belated or otherwise, to help us celebrate the birthday of the incredible, and the only TOD’s queen of music, Dudette! Any way, basically, not a damn thing has changed since you were away. The tea bagger Republicans and the emoprogs are still acting insane. Meanwhile, President Obama and his team, as well as TOD family, are still as awesome as ever. Looks like your Bears are so far looking good too.
Thanks nathkatun. So far so good.
PBO: Some of the folks who took that vote (food stamp cuts) receive subsidies themselves— zizi2 (@zizii2) September 22, 2013
whoah PBO on FIYAAAAAAAAAAAAH— zizi2 (@zizii2) September 22, 2013
zizi2, I loved it when POTUS told those hypocrites Republicans about themselves.
that was “brutal”
think about how much more hand-shaking POTUS & FLOTUS have to do in the next few day – the Navy Yard Memorial, The UN Meeting, The Clinton Initiative
I am waiting for Chips to post the speech, because I want to hear it again.
At Ford yesterday & #CBC tonight, #PBO's message to #GOP (aka #TeaBaggers) is clear: STOP F***ING with me & Americans. cc @VP @Pfeiffer44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 22, 2013
Bob – Sometimes ya make me laugh so hard, I wanna fall off my chair! Tell us how you really feel.
Wasn’t the President’s speech glorious? Well, both speeches, yesterday and today, of course.
I’m with ya Jacqueline, I am soooooooo tired of Bob’s fence sitting
Yeah, Bob’s barbed wire fence! I know I’m not gonna cross the guy.
You two are so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!
Chips is just getting started, looks like. She’s me mentor.
Bob, you are a master! Your tweet, using very few words, captured the total essence and message President Obama conveyed. I know you are a doctor, but I do not know your specialization. I am, however, beginning to believe that you must be a surgeon! You are so good at cutting to heart of the political issue being discussed.
It’s about TIME!!!!
Heeeeeey Sailor! You’re BACK! YAAAAAAAAY!!!!
Missed you Man! Welcome Home!
Good to be back. I missed you guys somethin’ fierce!
How dare you miss Dudette’s Birthday! Please make it up with all your oldies (well you can include the good new ones too) and goodies to extend her birthday celebration. She brings so much joy to this space, which means that she, at the least, deserves two weeks to celebrate her birthday; especially considering that you were probably not aware of her birthday before you took off to the WI woods.
Thanks a lot. I’ve already posted a few tunes with more to come tomorrow.
Not sure if you’ve caught up, yet, but Dudette was lookin’ for a birthday song from you! It’s okay, I think she said she’s celebrating all month.
I got it covered. Bravo zulu! :-p
Dag, Jac. Don’t the man!
Whenever you feel like it is fine Sailor. If you wanna unpack & kick your shoes off for a minute, I understand.
Music Is the Food of/for Love……Play on…..We shall.
Welcome Home, sir
And I shall after I clear about 150 e-mails.
Yeah! yardarm’s home!!! Have a nice time in the woods?
Yeah. I found out that squirrels like bar-b-que!
Ah, so you’ve been doing research, eh?
Naw. One of the little buggers stole a bone from my plate when I left it for a few minutes.
Blow the bugle – Yardarm has returned – YAY!
Ruffles and flourishes please.
This post is getting crowded so a new/temporary post.
Ooooooooh sorry UT, just posted a chat away with a pic from tonight
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