President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards dinner on September 24, 2011
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American Royalty……… They look so regal! GE Chips, TOD.
Evening Santa Claus!!
I’m never gonna live that one down LOL…. Good evening!
You have to be really careful what you admit to around here LP – live and learn, live and learn
Maybe if I throw enough stuff on the wall ( ala your kitchen fiascos) nobody will know if I am crying wolf….? Maybe I will try this theory out after this episode! Debating….:)
Congrats LP on first
Yeah girl, as you can see below, I’m trying to get dolled up for tonight and I’m have the darndest time finding my “Maxine” wig
I’ll lend you one of mine GGail!!!
I’m ready now!
TY, GGail! Sorry my WP notifications haven’t been working the last few days. Would love to see a selfie w/ your “Maxine wig”……don’t leave out some rimmed glasses
Hold Up! I’m still trying to get my “Maxine” wig from under my bed!!!
In honor of the autumnal equinox.
The best thing I’ve heard about the equinoxes from a friend in Alaska is “we’re all equal that day.” Meaning that Alaska may have the midnight sun in the summer and no daylight at all on the soltices, but on the equinox everyone on earth has the same amount of daylight and nightfall.
Map via @jchjackson Fall foliage best viewing times by month. For realtime updates, check out fs.fed.us/fallcolors/201… http://t.co/15CahunBOz— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) September 21, 2013
Stonehenge was built on solstice axis, dig confirms theguardian.com/culture/2013/s…— Cort Sims (@cortsims) September 08, 2013
Thanks for the reminder Chiparoo.
My pleasure Chelsea Girl!
Wanna know why?
For those that may have missed this part of the rabbit hole the GOP is currently descending.
Even in a U.S. government shutdown, Obamacare exchanges could function reut.rs/18K52qR— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 21, 2013
GOP just voted to defund Obamacare wapo.st/16l0Kj5 It won't stop its implementation, but It might even help it http://t.co/LtHg2d6VLB— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) September 20, 2013
Republicans hate domestic spending, but their hatred is not completely indiscriminate. Some programs offend them more, and others less. The general pattern is that social programs offend Republicans to the degree that they benefit the poor, sick, or otherwise unfortunate. The struggle over the farm bill is not the biggest policy dispute in American politics, but it is the one that most clearly reveals the priorities and ideological identity of the contemporary GOP.
The farm/food stamp bill is a perfect window n2 identity of the modern GOP nymag.com/daily/intellig… via @jonathanchait youtu.be/RJPvBY2Km9A— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) September 20, 2013
Olsen also neglects to mention that House Republicans are not only locking in high agriculture subsidies, they are throwing more money at agriculture than Democrats want to spend. Obama has attacked the GOP farm-subsidy bill for spending too much. Here is the one chunk of social spending where Republicans are not only failing to issue hostage threats to secure the cuts they demand, they are also refusing to cut spending as much as Barack Obama asks. And the program they pick to defend is, on the substantive merits, the most unjustifiable program of any significant scale in the federal budget.
I just had a NERGASM!! “@TheRealNimoy: At Coney Island. One Spock and two Sirs. LLAP twitpic.com/dehx52”— Benjamin Schrader (@schrader99) September 21, 2013
Hey, it’s Cedric Richmond. He graduated from my HS (much earlier…lol). He’s the rep from NOLA
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Evening all, I’ve added the live streaming video to the post
Thank you, M’am!
You are mooooooost welcome my geeky nerdy princess!
Been wanting to catch up with you Ms Chips – I could not believe my ears – on my TV a day or so ago – there was talk of Cheesey Puffs – I thought the crazy things only existed in the imagination of TOD – was I wrong. No-where in my world could I even imagine something called cheesey puffs – and there on the TV was the man explaining that any worthwhile quiz show in existence gave the losing team – at a minimum – 1 years’s supply of cheesey puffs.
99ts!! The LOSING – losing!!!!! – team won a years’s supply of cheesey puffs???? Holy smokes, that’s the ultimate losing incentive!!!
And my crazy father used to say “To love the game beyond the prize ….” whenever I was on the losing side – he didn’t know about cheesey puffs I guess!
And now that cheesey puffs have your attention – could you have a few words with the powers that be & explain to CBS that there are millions outside of the USA who want to see the President & Mrs Obama at the awards tonignt & this message
“This content is not available in your area due to rights restrictions” – could well mark the start of WWIII against the US media.
Also, too – noticed on an earlier thread all the blog tyrants have been working overtime to keep the RWNJs out of the comments – thank you so much – they must really hate that their hate never is seen in this part of the cyber world
“To love the game beyond the prize ….”
Seriously 99ts, will the streaming not work for you? These links neither –
Whatever part of the planet I’m in, those links always works for me – I’m confused!
Ooooh – thanks – the widget works – I forgot to try that one – the one you have at the top of the page is giving me the “go away” message
My dad was a teenager of the great depression – he used to go to school on days when he couldn’t get some casual work – and had the works of shakespeare, english poets – and various other saying stored in his brain. They would often be heard at the dinner table
“The one you have at the top of the page is giving me the “go away” message”
Weird!!! I noticed recently that CBS blocked viewing of their live stream on any site but their own, but they seemed to undo that – am I the only one who can see it on this site?????!!!!
Ah, sounds like your Dad was a well of wisdom!!
WOW – FLOTUS is stunning in that dress – she is beyond words – vibrant, intelligent, fit, adorable & stunning.
Get ready for some phonies in this room laughing in PBO’s face, but running for the nearest mike to criticize everything he does.
As always. Luckily the President knows exactly who they are. He’s no fool.
that is my thought – and I am getting my zinger’s ready
If I remember correctly—–weren’t they spittin’ mad at PBO last year at this event——about somethin’ or other? Hopefully, they’re not so crabby this year. I could never figure out why they picked out THIS president as their most venomous target, as the one to finally arise in unanimous opposition.
“about somethin’ or other?”
There’s always somethin’ or other to moan about, Dotster!
You know what, Africa, let them go”for the nearest mike to criticize everything he does.” We will be ready to expose these pitful back-stabbers of the President.
There’s Maxine in her/my wig
her dress was spectacular. so glamourous
Looks like Maxine bought a new wig!
Yup, it’s the fall version
Yay David Scott!
Yay Donna Edwards! Love her!
Yay Karen Bass!
Frederica Wilson got a bedazzled cowgirl hat! Never without one!
Good evening, TOD! PBO, TOD and the rest of the world obviously DIDN’T read my memo — I’m on vaca, therefore the world must freeze in place until I return!
OK, now that you’ve stopped LYAO… I bring you greeting from stop #2 – Rome, Italy! My Mom is having a blast! and if she’s happy, I’m happy.
We set sail tomorrow, will read you when I can get access.
Alycee, Rome?!?! Magnificent – and completely lovely of you to drop in!! Thrilled you’re having a blast, whaaaaaaat a trip!
Hiya Alycee! Hope you’re having a wonderful time!
If you get a chance to do a little research for us — could you stroll by Coliseum one night and confirm whether it really looks like this?
Magnificent! @GoogleEarthPics Colosseum at Night, Rome, Italy #EarthPics http://t.co/CpCb32GXxm— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) September 21, 2013
Not quite, it was lit up, however, the was scaffolding and protective cloth ove a large area.
Yeah, my annual jazz cruise. I’ve been having TOD withdrawal — seems I’ve only had time to occasionally gglance at the front page since the end of August.
Miss you folks!
Alycee, how on earth could you miss these crazy people when you’re on a JAZZ CRUISE?!
Easy, the folks here are what Rev Lowery calls “good crazy!” and each time I travel outside the US, I’m reminded (1) how blessed I am, and (2) how much work there is still to do at home! We’ve got to get the idiots out of congress…
Are you sure it’s not good-ish crazy, Alycee??
Ooooo, cool! What artists are performing? Wish I could be there.
I’m not much for cruises, but a jazz cruise would get me on the boat!
Never been on a “regular” cruise, but this my 10th jazz. Music sun up to sun down… http://www.davekozcruise.com/2013/#artists
Wooooooowwww! PMG, I love ALL of them! Just one performance by any of them would’ve been fine enough for me. Now you get to hear all the wonderful music AND visit Italy, Greece and Sicily! Holy smokes! It must be like eye-and-eargasms all week!!!
Oooo, I’m inspired. What an amazing trip that must be! Hmmm, might have do something like this as my birthday present to me next year!
Enjoy! Keep us posted as you go along.
O/T Attention Dudette, and all TOD Geeks……. DARPA is doing some crazy/awesome stuff. Minature hurricane drones, dragonfly peripheral camera lens’s, “Upward Falling Payloads” aimed at developing storage capsules for military assets that could stay at the bottom of the sea for years until needed, DARPA’s big eye: 1.8-gigapixel camera for air surveillance (could provide entire surveillance of Paris w/ 6 cameras) and many more out of this world innovations.
@DARPA planning to flood Air & Sea w/ drones w/ HYDRA wp.me/p2YZ8A-l6 youtu.be/xKi5wSpslPE via @dariverzkind http://t.co/ZSl1Vl4SgA— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) September 21, 2013
Must have missed Rep John Lewis. Anyway…
Yay John Lewis!!
I can’t focus on CBC events after reading about that nerdgasm
It’s the Twittah! I’m an addict!
Our man, Wendell!!
Where is Keith Ellison? Did i miss him?
Tamron more gorgeous than ever
Oh yeh. I missed him too!
Yay Keith Ellison!
I don’t like Tamron’s hair.
Is it on cspan?
ICYMI: BTW guys, “Do You Remember” what day it is???
“Ba-di-ya, di-ya, di-ya!!!!”
Hmmm, well in on this day 1978 my best bud and I were dancing on a table in our dorm lounge celebrating our birthdays!
well they wrote the song for you of course dudette…lol
Was privileged to see them at the Hollywood Bowl last Friday!
Neat! Love them!
That boy is sanging his butt off! (who is he?)
The photo of the 2012 Phoenix Awards Dinner (one at the bottom) is that one of the lady members of US Secret Service Agent standing near FLOTUS & all dressed up?
Wonder if the female agents wear high heels when they work such duties – how can they run?
I have only seen them during campaign events and they are always polite but no-nonsense
I think the brown hair lady standing next to FLOTUS is one of her aide, or is it staffer?
Did you know that the big bad U.S. govt. has a fancy new internment camp in S.D. where they’re going to throw tea party peeps and other “rouge” American citizens? Don’t be too alarmed though—-it comes with a McD’s, Taco Bell and Wal-Mart—–all the comforts of home. Nice!
2) It is offering advance tours of those concentration camps by golf cart to brave reporters. nationalreport.net/american-citiz…— (@davidfrum) September 21, 2013
I suspect that Mr. Roland Martin was “preparing” for his appearance (and reporting) for the Phoenix Awards as this tweet indicates
Ascot? Check. Cuff links? Check. Watch? Check. Socks? Check. @zesigns feather pocket square? Check! instagram.com/p/eib72nBpBE/— (@rolandsmartin) September 21, 2013
answered soon enough
Me and @jhoodmartin at the #CBCFALC13 dinner. http://t.co/68by7fpr1E— (@rolandsmartin) September 22, 2013
It look like Roland Martin is adding on the pounds.
Greenwald's been freaking out all day at everyone who points out that the same contractor vetted Snowden and Navy Yard shooter.— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) September 22, 2013
I love that Charles Johnson calls out Greenwald – all the time
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
Remembering, was last year the time that PBO pushed back hard at the CBC which had spent the weeks leading up to this dinner calling him all kinds of names?
wasn’t this the time PBO completed his speech with a podium slap and leaving all do-nothing whiners really quiet?
wonder how many in the AA academia came to the dinner tonight AFTER they had already written their columns which are ALREADY critical of PBO – before he even says anything
I think it was 2 yrs ago (2011)…when he talked about “putting on bedroom slippers” and “pressing on”
Sorry, I meant “taking off bedroom slippers”
Ah yeah, and remember he was accused of being racist because he apparently only ever used the expression at the CBC …. when one quick search of his speeches at WH.gov showed he had used it before at a rally with every class, color and creed
Yup, and the MSM was waiting like vultures to bring Maxine Waters on every cable news show to attack PBO….
Thus, my reason for my “Maxine” wig
thanks, I remember that now. a thing of beauty
Is Lawrence O’Donnell at the ceremony?
Bet you’re wondering if he’s escorting Tamrom?
Look at all the “defund Obamacare hypocrites” with their shovels and their giant checks in their hands at community health centers!!
Today in 2001: ‘A Tribute to Heroes’ was aired commercial-free on most of the major US TV networks. The live program was organised to raise money following the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York’s World Trade Center. Neil Young, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, U2, Limp Bizkit, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam all performed. Manning the telephones to take pledges were celebrities including Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, Robin Williams, Meg Ryan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kurt Russell, Adam Sandler and many more.
Hello my little DJ. Sorry I missed your birthday party but hope you saw my birthday wishes. Help needed…the video above is breaking up for me. Is there somewhere else I can see this? Muchas Gracias.
Hi Dakota! Thanks for the birthday wishes. I tried to get back to thank everyone individually. So sorry if I missed you.
Which video isn’t working for you — the Billie Holiday one? I just it off of Youtube. Couldn’t find a different version of it by her, but there are versions by other artists. I’ll post another one in the next thread.
The camera operators suck!
George Soros has tied the KNOT? Wow. At his age, now?
His brother died early this year.
I also read 6 weeks or so ago that he owns Man U? Is that true Chips?
The Glazer family own United Nena, never heard of Soros being involved, but who knows??
OK. I will google and see what I can find.
Is it 9pm yet?
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