Indian PM Manmohan Singh speaks with President Obama in the Oval Office, September 27
And I’m completely certain that’s what he said, UT!
It matches perfectly with his facial expression, his hands reaching out for absolution, his body position …. You better go to bed early, Chips. Maybe by our tomorrow Amk will have forgotten to settle with you.
He’ll be up in the air (literally, for once) the next day-ish or two VC, so he’ll be too bleary-eyed-ish to see the post!
Aaaaaw. I see. When the cat’s away up in the air, the BT plays the courage card.
Of course, that also explains why you have been making the print smaller and smaller – bleary eyes + almost non-existent print = win-win 4 CC. I get it now!
Well, at least I got here before you know who! I think.
I’m loving this VC v Japa war!!!!
Well now, don’t go pouring on an accelerant by using such incendiary language. Japa and I are just greeting each other when we cross new thresholds. Right, Japa?
(*HE* started it!)
Right, I think. And what do you mean I started it. You were the one who tripped me in your rush and sprained my ankle. I only shoved you a little and bruised your…ah…shoulder.
O my gosh, you are right! I forgot all about fumbling over your foot weeks some time ago! I do apologize, Japa. I didn’t mean to hurt you, but I really hadn’t seen you. I was blinded by the trophy atop the podium. I really am sorry. Here, you can have the next trophy, I won’t even enter the race.
BTW, don’t tell me your ankle hasn’t healed up thoroughly after all this time! My …ah…shoulder is just fine. Well, it does look a bit …. out of joint, but it isn’t painful or anything. I’m willing to lay down arms before we hurt each other any more. I say let’s kill the off-season fun for certain war lovers, forcing them back to watch football games.
Pres. Obama to GOP: I just prevented war with a nuclear Iran and achieved a deal to rid Syria of chemical weapons.
DO YOUR FREAKING JOBS.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 27, 2013
Pres. Obama to GOP: I just prevented war with a nuclear Iran and achieved a deal to rid Syria of chemical weapons.
DO YOUR FREAKING JOBS.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 27, 2013
Saved Economy ✔
Women On SCOTUS ✔
Repealed DADT ✔
Rid Syria Of CW ✔
Dialogue With Iran ✔
Ended War ✔
OBL ✔— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 28, 2013
POTUS comes up with plan to rid Syria of CW
UN unanimously approves plan
POTUS opens lines of communication with Iran
WIN— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 28, 2013
Irrfran Kahn……….. also unimpressed with AMK’s * lack of creativity*
Slumdog Millionaire actor Irrfan Khan criticises Bollywood for "lack of creativity" bbc.in/1fvqPX7 http://t.co/BXiy0rEU7i— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 27, 2013
President Obama: Did you hear about our resident jokester, AMK?
PM Singh: No….. Is he funny?
President Obama: Well, lets just say……. this is what I think about them!
I guess I should have hit refresh before I posted my comment on the last thread….bringing this over…
I’ve been playing catch up today and am jubilant about all the news from today. While the GOP and MSM have been stuck on stupid, President Obama and his administration have been moving forward and working to bring about positive change.
It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life….and I’m feeling good!!!!
Happens to us all. Some of us more frequently than others!
Great song. Lovely time for it!
Thank you. Great song. I’m hooked on it!!
ROFL!!! Love this post!!!!
Take a minute to read this NYT Op-ed from KY Gov. Beshear. It is the most cogent, articulate, and thorough reason why states should enroll in ACA .
@GovSteveBeshear after unloading on KY GOP Sen's politicususa.com/2013/08/23/isn… Why KY nyti.ms/1avQpVM needs Obamacare http://t.co/5UvVrD2sz6— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) September 28, 2013
Wow! That’s great. Had to give him some love on twitter.
Something else…….. All you ever hear about is the “Turtle” McConnell and “Stand with Rand” Paul. I don’t know if you remember this, but Gov. Beshear (I believe the first Gov in the country) to get his legislature to pass a bill… allowing returning Vet’s to transfer their medical training in the military… to domestic licenses. This was a project spearheaded by Mrs. Obama, Dr. Biden, and Joining Forces.
I did not know Gov. Beshear was the first LP, though I did know about the training forces project to get military training and qualifications transferred to civilian life. (I knew about that thanks to The Obama Diary). It’s always the negativity that gets the most attention, unfortunately. But today is a good day and I feel HOPE rising strong! There’s a good feeling in the air.
Our team is just busting out the diplomacy stuff all over the place
PHOTO: VP thanks President Anastasiades of Cyprus for being a strong partner at their mtg today at the @whitehouse. http://t.co/BRp7Pye2MU— Office of VP Biden (@VP) September 27, 2013
Watch and learn people…… this is the definition of consistency. President Obama: circa 2007 vs. Hillary Clinton
In the immortal words of Bobfr #trustbarack
Thanks for that reminder
Sure thing……. depicts what an honest broker, and man of his word our president is.
Hi, L. Plains! I just placed an Obama oldie on twitter only to come and see you were on a similar track. Great minds, right?
MT @Jordan44: POTUS' fiscal message & values have been rock-steady for YEARS; GOP's…..
youtube.com/watch?v=buRLLo…— Vick C. (@sonamie) September 28, 2013
So I added your find.
@Jordan44: Here's another example that POTUS' fiscal message & VALUES HAVE BEEN ROCK STEADY FOR YEARS. youtube.com/watch?v=x1dSPr…— Vick C. (@sonamie) September 28, 2013
I only have half a brain……….so you referring to “two” brains is beyond any compliment I could ask for
Well, a half can be ‘bigger’ than two, depending on what you are comparing!
Half of a watermelon is ‘bigger’ than two apples……… I like where you’re going with this……
You catch on quickly.
Whoa, what a flashback. PBO steady, solid, determined and hopeful. HRC anxious, angry, doubtful. Edwards talking about moral leadership. LOLz.
Amk is gonna be vewy vewy mad when he wakes up. I’m off to bed. Don’t wanna see the showdown between Amk & Chips
Where did you find this, Dudette? You definitely have radar for real [reel ] stuff! I almost missed the very important message here because monsters movies/cartoons usually give me nightmares. This one is sure worth retweeting, gurl.
Yes, a very important message.
Khodahafez is a Persian-language expression that’s used to say goodbye. It’s sometimes written as two words: “khoda hafez” and literally translates as “God be with you.”
@BarackObama ended his call to Rouhani by saying "Khodahafez." Here's why that word is significant: washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldvie… via @Max_Fisher— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) September 27, 2013
…In fact, it’s a point of contention in the Islamic world. The Persians tend to say “Khoda Hafez” and [for] lots of people, it’s the standard slang. But the hard line Sunnis now say “Allah Hafez,” because they don’t like the Persian word “Khoda,” which is “God.” But that’s inside baseball. The vast majority of Persians are followers of Shiite Islam, as opposed to Sunni Islam.
RT If the gov't shuts down, national parks will be closed to visitors, open for drilling thkpr.gs/174g2Nm http://t.co/oa476Jq7EH— W Holden (@wholden42) September 27, 2013
A sign of things to come in DC……… http://t.co/7h4PdH5U55— The Fighting Liberal (@texyellowdogdem) September 28, 2013
Florida seniors are writing messages on their empty plates and mailing them to Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson. http://t.co/jQe5hCeCCX— Lee Goaa (@LeeGoaa) September 28, 2013
spot on – heartbreaking indeed!
Obamacare could lead to as many as 33% more new businesses in the next few years: businessinsider.com/how-obamacare-…— ProgressiveHelp PhD (@CallOut4) September 28, 2013
Kentucky Governor: Obamacare is a ‘historic change’ that’s desperately needed in red states thkpr.gs/1h8pCk0— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) September 27, 2013
Thanks to red state governors (and SCOTUS) and their attempt to obstruct the implementation of Obamacare, millions may be deprived of health insurance…
“Health Insurance “Coverage Gap” Coming to a Red State Near You”
In 21 states that won’t expand Medicaid eligibility, roughly 5.5 million people with incomes below the poverty line could fall into the ‘coverage gap,’ meaning they earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to get tax credits to help buy health coverage on the insurance marketplace.
Thanks to the GOP’s rejection of Medicaid expansion, 1.3 million people in Texas, 1 million in Florida, 534,000 in Georgia and 267,000 in Missouri will be ensnared in the coverage gap.
Yep, Georgia is one of them. I pray with every fiber in my being that we rise up and unseat the corrupt state government and elect people who actually believe in building strong communities and serving the people, rather than lining their own pockets and some of their cronies.
You and me both, Dudette. Hopefully, we’ve learned from the consequences of our action (or inaction) in 2010 and will do what we need to do in 2014.
#UNSG Ban Ki-moon: A red light for some weapons doesn't mean a green light for others. #Syria— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) September 28, 2013
We have a responsibility to pursue diplomatic solution–may not work but region and world will be safer if we all succeed— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) September 28, 2013
Wow! What a day!
#JimYongKim, President @WorldBank: Let's be generation that ends poverty. Good news? Extreme poverty is in retreat. huff.to/1dO4tvC— DianeGonzalezCibrian (@DianeGCibrian) September 28, 2013
Okay now class, can anyone remember which President nominated this gentleman for his current post as President of the World Bank?
Show of hands… up high!!
But did you know he has “moves like jagger” FF to 2:00 minute mark
As a matter of fact, I did! Have you been peeking in the Teacher’s Guidebook for the answers again! Shame on you!
Good first steps w/ #Iran this wk. Positive meeting w/ @JZarif last night. Historic POTUS and @HassanRouhani call today. #Progress -JK— Department of State (@StateDept) September 27, 2013
Following their meeting today in the Oval Office, the President and @PMOIndia issued this joint statement: whitehouse.gov/the-press-offi…— @NSCPress (@NSCPress) September 27, 2013
Today @AmbassadorPower visited Kenya's UN Mission to sign a condolence book for the victims of the #Westgate attack. http://t.co/t8WqUlfReg— US Mission to the UN (@USUN) September 27, 2013
Aww sookie, sookie now!
Missouri GOP Senator Breaks From His Party, Encourages People To Sign Up For Obamacare Next Week bit.ly/14Qg6jc #p2 #tcot #pjnet— Blue DuPage (@BlueDuPage) September 28, 2013
Chips, Any movement toward fixing the font so it works on iPhone? I went to our Truman Day dinner tonight and afterwards (while traffic cleared out), I sat in my car and tried to catch up on TOD. It is close to impossible for me to read TOD on my iPhone…..takes so long so is too frustrating to bother.
BTW, GREAT turn out for the dinner. Rep. Steve Cohen (Memphis) spoke. He was SO funny and, of course, funny at times. He did share this from earlier today: He, another Dem rep and a Republican rep were talking and here’s the direct quote he shared from the Republican: “Nancy Pelosi truly cared and cares about policy. John Boehner only cares about politics.” He said many of the R’s are so frustrated and none of them that he talks to have any idea what is going on. What a holy mess!!!!!!!!!
waited for AMK to go to bed then you “eavesdrop” of the Oval Office conversation! at least the fact that he is travelling may “save” you!
I will be sitting back and patiently waiting for the rebuttal
#Obama, #Rouhani agreed ground shud b prepared 4 solving of other issues, incl regional matters. FMs tasked w/ follow-up to expedite coop— Hassan Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) September 27, 2013
Bob, when I read your tweet…..No bombs, No dead Americans, UN agreement on Syria CW, rapprochement with Iran…..I cried. I have lived a long time, and have seen so much heartbreak and destruction, to see these positive world events, fills me with such deep joy, that all I can do is cry. In my 73 years……this man is the best.
I do believe, as I said in an earlier post, quoting from the Book of Esther in the Hebrew O.T. “He has come to the kingdom for such a time as this.”
Let them say we lived in the time of Obama.
“In my 73 years……this man is the best.”
Carolyn, I am just six years younger than you, but I too consider President Obama the best President in my lifetime. Just imagine what more he could have accomplished if didn’t have to deal with a hostile and deranged opposition party, a hostile and unethical mainstream media, and the constant bashing from the “holier than thou,” so called liberal progressives.
I agree with that sentiment too!
I really,…, really hate snow;
I am extremely grateful I spent many snowy days knocking on doors & passing out literature to elect PBO— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) September 28, 2013
12 Pasta brands that are better than #Barilla #boycottbarilla m.huffpost.com/us/entry/40035…— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 28, 2013
Kerry: Syria Vote Proves UN Security Council Can Still Do 'Big Things' abcn.ws/161vU3j— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 28, 2013
David Waldman @KagroX 6h
Congress haz sad that guy not in Congress hasn’t called them to talk about how Congress should handle Congress’s business.
Me no likey Congress (well, at least, the House). Won’t like it again until Nancy Smash gets back her gavel.
To ALL my TOD mates. TY for your kindness. It was truly humbling. This is for you.
Two gifts! Yardarm shows up and THAT SINGER! (Ha – glad I finally made it to the latest post.)
Evenin’, Sailor. Everybody’s been askin’ about ya.
Yay Yardarm, you’re back.Happy happy!
How did the test go, dude?
Hey Amk, you are up. I tried to warn Chips not to provoke you the way she has with this post, But she wouldn’t listen.
Hiya Sailor! Good to see ya!
Thanks for the beautiful song. Her voice is amazing!
Sometimes the best way to understand people is through the company they keep. Based on the music company you keep, dear brother Yardarm, you are an incredible human being! Thank you so much for sharing with us, as you always do, that amazing, incredibly talented, young lady, Ashley Williams. Sending you prayers and positive thoughts!
Beautiful put, nathi!
Thank you Dudette! I just don’t say it often, but I love and value the variety of music that you, our beloved sailor, Yardarm, and others, share on this, already incredible, blog. I am a strong believer in the healing power of music and song. I am absolutely certain that it was music/song, comedy and faith that enabled enslaved Africans to endure, and ultimately transcend, the dehumanizing brutality of slavery and racism. Brother Yardarm’s love for humor and music, which he shares with us at TOD all the time, always remind me of what is important in life. Even as the politics and economics may look bleak, we must alway find time for song, laughter, love and family.
As always, brother Yardarm, despite the health difficulties he is going through, still values the importance of music/song, humor and love. I deeply thank him for sharing the singing of the talented Ashley Williams. Ms. Williams truly exemplifies the human ability to transcend pain and suffering by focusing on love.
Thank you too, Dudette, for always spreading love, laughter and joy at TOD!
nath, I couldn’t agree with you more about the power of music. I’m grateful to Chips for giving us this forum to share with and learn from each other. You and Yardarm make this place a home for so many. Thank you.
Hey Sailor! Hope all is well with you darlin’.
Before I get some rest I just wanted to thank you for your generous spirit, your exceptional gifts of music and humor and your dedication to our President, dear Sailor. Wishing you a speedy return to good health.
So pleased to see your post – take care of you
Yardarm, I am very happy to see a comment from you. Your comments usually inspire, motivate, teach a moral lesson, or entertained. And this time was no different….thanks so much for sharing the talent and story of Ashly Williams…a voice that both awed and stirred emotions; a story that touched our hearts.
Yardarm, I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and hope that your visits to TOD village is a source that keeps you uplifted; that the outpouring of love and respect from your TOD comrades will be a positive and healing factor; and that you will receive a promising diagnosis.
Shipmate, great to see you here, we’re all thinking of you and wishing you only the best, hope everything works out well.
No one could come close to Whitney, but this young lady was darn good.
I had to go back for a repeat.
Yardarm, so glad to see you post. This is place is community, we care about each other, so we worry about each other. You are in my prayers.
This has been quite the day. I have been so busy I haven’t been able to keep up, only could check my droid every now and then. Sure was hard to read the small font. I know you are trying to change things. Hope it works.
Second that yardarm! You and Jovie…….special to us!!
mt, Thanks for commenting on the problems with the font. Sometimes I think it’s just me and GGail.
I am doing this
Was hoping I would be asleep, before the distinct possibility you came through as a Tasmanian devil
Amk! O,you are back! Good morning!
I’m quietly sliding through the side gate before you see the incendiary message CC left for you. See you all later, family – when the dust settles.
Good for you, amk. “Role model” suits ya. (We’ll see how long it will last!)
Look at the lovely tribute to your audacious self that Chips left for you. Don’t you feel honored?
For how long? Let me know how long I have before Something explodes.
Who ARE you? Imposter!
Way to go AMK for “taking the high road”! Sometimes, like PBO, all you need to do is wipe the mud thrown at you off your clothes and continue keeping on. No need to engage in a tit-for tat mud slinging.
and finally this
Don’t torch the village!
You think I whiff or two will help to calm you? I don’t know…
Very good to see you YardArm! Hope that means things are going really well.
Will give a full account on the ‘morrow.
Okay. Have a good rest tonight – what’s left of the night.
Goodnight Sailor! Sleep well.
Yardarm, I missed the news of your situation. Regardless, I hope all your issues work out for the best. In my thoughts and prayers.
Ran across this precious gem and rush here to share it! I’m gonna be watching this until I fall asleep.
Our Love Is Here To Stay ~ Billie Holiday_with the POTUS & FLOTUS:: youtu.be/zsa0blxQHxM— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) September 28, 2013
Thank You Dudette. I really enjoyed this.
Thanks anniebella. I’ve already lost count how many times I’ve watched it.
I’m clocking 18 hrs & 5mins from the time I got out of bed this morning (actually it was yesterday morning),so I’m heading out. Good Night & Sweet Dreams!
‘He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.’~T. Fuller
It's empowering 2 have Pres O – always ready 2 put 2 sea— Vick C. (@sonamie) September 28, 2013
That was lovely VC! Goodnight!
Great tweet, VC! How in the world do you put in 18+hours and still remain coherent? I am envious! After 12 hours I am out of it.
Beautiful! I’m glad I came back here to see it! Sweet dreams, VC.
I think back to a post or two where we talked about the President living up to the meaning of his given name “Barack” (Blessed) and I see that beautiful video of our two love birds and it calls to mind these words written a couple of millenia ago:
“1 Corinthians 13
13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
Goodnight Beloved Family
Stunning choice. Brings peace to all of our souls, doesn’t it? Thank you, Dudette – sleep well.
And this reminds me also of something I’ve been thinking for days, but especially today…. The Nobel Committee made some statements after they awarded President Obama the Peace Prize, stating, in effect (paraphrased and with my own bias), that they saw something in him, some greatness, some rare capacity to impact the world and further the peace we so need. It was that quality they were rewarding and trying to encourage, to give him a shield against the persuasion of others who did not have the gift of goodness and grace. At least that’s what I took from the Peace Prize moment. One of so many incredible moments in the amazing life of this chosen man. Echoing so many here: I’m just glad to be alive to see this man as our President.
Lana, I share your perception of why the committee did what it did and they have been bountifully reward for their prescience.
@Lawrence Anyone who Listened to this speech is not surprised by what #PBO has done re: Iraq, Syria, Iran & much more youtube.com/watch?v=AORo-Y…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 27, 2013
Yep, been retweeting you like crazy!
This scripture gives such an accurate characterization of President Obama. I wonder if these particular verses are one of his sources for strength and wisdom…especially in his dealings with the negative factions that are a part of DC politics.
Days like today (what little that’s left of it here on the west coast) are rare in human history and should be cherished ….
No dead Americans.
#UNSC Res on Syrian CW WMD.
Rapprochement with #Iran.
cc @VP @Pfeiffer44 @vj44 @FLOTUS @Lawrence— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 28, 2013
Yes We Can
…. time for some rest ….
Finally caught up. Goodnight all.
Moooooorning Early Birds!
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