October 3, 1992
A Terse ‘Word’
Forgive my harping this point.
Make no mistake, the ‘TP’ in the House & Senate know exactly what they are doing.
We are witnessing a Coup d’Etat.
They want to subvert our entire democratic system of government and if President Obama was willing to pay a ransom they wouldn’t just win some political skirmish, they’d win the war.
The ‘arc of justice’ would look like a pretzel in a few years and the American Promise would be bankrupt.
#GOP #DomesticTerrorists aren't crazy. They're doing exactly what their #KOCHMasters want – Coup d'Etat. TY #PBO for defending our Democracy— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 03, 2013
And Happy Anniversary dear First Couple!!!
Agree bobfr. Congrats on 1st. just got on the internet. Been busy all day. A lot of catching up to do.
Thank you Roberta
Love that you did 21 pics, Chips, as a tribute to one of the finest couples to have ever graced humanity. Thank you.
A pleasure Bob, thank you, love them!!
Great pics Chips.
Thank yoooooou UT, you know yourself, there were 20,021 to choose from!
what do you think our options are …Bob
Zero ransom. Hang tough with the President. Watch the financial and corporate world turn the screws. We will prevail.
I think that’s key. Boehner sure as hell doesn’t listen to “we the people”!
Congrats on first Bob!
Ditto what Bob said, Chips! Gorgeous tribute!
Thank yoooooou, my geeky nerdy Queen!
Congrats Bobfr but isn’t their anniversary tomorrow, the third? If I remember right, because ours is today, hump day! ! ! Won’t let hubby near Chips. We’ve only been married twice as long as the first couple, forty-two!
Carol, my ‘Happy Anniversary’ was just offered in the context of Chips post and it being only a few hours away
And, very importantly, congratulations to you and your husband, Carol!!!
I just had to get my tease in and brag a little.
It’s only about 7:35 here so it seems early to me. Just sitting home watching old movies. Hubby just put pumpkins in the garage because of storm warnings. So I took a break to check out TOD. Also listen ended in on an OFA Conference call. It’s going great for ACA.
So glad to hear that because I had to miss the ACA call tonight.
I usually forget, but it just happened to be a break and saw my reminder. It was very upbeat. Thanked us and reminded us to tell people they have until Dec 15 to sign up so don’t let them get discouraged. Everything has been covered on TOD as far as information. Told us how important it is for people to hear it from people they know from their communities. My battery went out but I think I heard all the questions and answers, just missed the wrap-up. There will be another on Oct 9. Not sure of the time but I’m sure you’ll get another notice. I think I’ll send them a suggestion to put the questions and answers in memo as soon as they can after the call because so many can’t always make that exact time. Also good for those of us who take terrible notes and have short memories.
WOWIE, GF, that’s a grand achievement!! Congratulations and enjoy every moment of your sweet anniversary!!
Thank you. Always appreciate reading your comments but usually so late it doesn’t feel right commenting so a big thank you to what you contribute to the blog.
Thank you so much, CarolMaeWY.
Congrats to you and your hubby CarolMae!
Thank you Dudette. Love the vinyl ’45 and the song. My first ’45 was “I Want to hold your Hand”. Now the song “Will you still Love me When I’m 64″ is getting very close to being appropriate. We were young. I’m trying to remember the last song I bought on iTunes was.
Congratulations on your anniversary! May you and your spouse have many, …, many more & glorious ones at that
Thank you global Linda. We no longer have to worry about hitting the coverage ceiling for medical issues. Thanks to President Obama. Calling all those people in CO made us so proud. When we called the night after the first debate the people we talked to were so disgusted with the way Romney acted. It was always refreshing to talk to the people. I hadn’t discovered TOD, but I looked back at the archives out of curiosity after the Inauguration. TOD was just as upset with MSN as we were and the people we called.
Correction- an attempted coup d’etat Not going to succeed.
Mr. Bobfr, this tweet is spot on.
I have been feeling this way for a very long time. This is much bigger and diabolical than we all are even capable of imagining. This was all planned by paid for by those two inept bros. who still hold a grudge because they would never become president of the United States. Anytime you have money coined in your own image, that is a serious power ego struggle. They are both rich and delusional with this power. They found the TP via the Repubs to pimp their evil upon us all.
Thank God we have PBO. It has not been as easy as those bros. thought it would be. Mitch was supposed to bring it in after GWB failed twice. He did not have a clue. But they have invested too much effort(not money) that is not a problem. All of them are too far gone to even think about letting up. It is all the way now…. throttle and the Repubs last stand.
It will NOT prosper. Thank you everyone here for keeping the faith.
Happy Anniversary to the best looking couple that ever resided in the WH!
Bob, I totally agree with you. This is a planned sabotage of the country. They are also counting on the unethical media to spin this catastrophe of destroying the government as President Obama’s fault! So far, It’s brave and relentless people like you on twitter, blogs like TOD, some courageous voices in the MSM, and, of course, our courageous President himself, who are thwarting the tea bag plans to destroy America and blame it on President Obama.
You blog tyrants have been busy today. Woot.
I was sobbing too hard to be first this time.
What’s going on japa21?
That’ll be us soon, Japa
I guess it’s a good thing there’s this new pope guy.
Then you will know what Michelle missed out on by not waiting.
There is no other love like this!!
Awww… some of my favorites.
Oooooooo, I love this. Makes me proud and full of hope.
Oh yeh and that was first debate night with the Mitt — the one that where PBO wasn’t peppy enough for some of the audience.
Almost a faded memory now!
The First Couple always make me smile. They make me happy.
Dang, I’m in twitter jail again.
Love Scout’s photos.
my better half and i share the same anniversary date as the obamas. they were several years before us, but still the same oct. 3rd day. whoohooo!
Congrats to you and your beloved!!
Happy Anniversary 4more!!
thanks! and to you too, i see!
Thank you. What will you do? Staying in today just seemed right. We did get Chinese take-out but we like the quite times too. I did miss the fall drive for the colors. October seems to be a popular month for weddings.
Many congratulations 4more!
“You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore… but let there be spaces in your togetherness. And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.” – Kahlil Gibran
huge congratulations to you and your spouse!
wishing you a great many more – full of love and fun
Found this great slideshow of photos that US Magazine last year for their 20th
“September 9, 2009 – Barack kissed the First Lady after speaking about health care at a joint session of Congress. “He’s an incredible husband and father,” Michelle told Us Weekly of her hubby in 2008″
Didn’t know you guys were over here, where the pretty pictures are.
Has Twitter changed more of it’s m.o.? What’s all this “X retweeted your retweet” or “retweeted a tweet you were mentioned in”? Have I just missed that before?
Next it’ll be “X retweeted a retweet by somebody you went to high school with, who would like to get back in touch when he’s done retweeting everybody else’s retweets.”
Oh, gawd, JO’B. twitter is constantly fiddling with their platform. Sometimes it works out great, sometimes not so much – too tedious.
I don’t mind some of the stuff, but it’s almost like somebody gets a cash award if they think of something new to add, every day!
Seriously, it’s like a bad episode of The Office where somebody’s supposed to win EotM right now or something. ACK.
True! And they get their own parking spot next to the building for the day! A “BFD” at Twitter, I guess.
I don’t know, there’s no parking in their new downtown HQ but YES, it’s the same concept, for sure. I mean, I’m glad they are trying to improve the experience and stay ahead of the game but sometimes I think they just need to do a whole lot more basic research. I should go down there and offer myself as a UX (user experience) professional!! LOLz.
I noticed that too. I’m always wondering if it’s something I’ve done.
Happy 21st Anniversary to POTUS and FLOTUS.
Lovely tribute Chips. You have done it again. Brilliant!
Thank you Nena
Best advice he’ll ever get …. and I didn’t charge him a dime
If a primary #Teabagger doesn't defeat you @McConnellPress, #AGGrimes will. So, place America 1st for ~ 15 months & retire. cc @SenatorReid— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 03, 2013
that really hurts!
You don't hear about it much, but how shutdown is ended may have an impact on negotiations w/Iran. One of reasons Obama is standing firm.— john miller (@deaconmill) October 03, 2013
GOP states they are for small business but against the ACA which gives people an opportunity to start own business & not be tied to company.— john miller (@deaconmill) October 03, 2013
Virtually everything GOP says it wants for people, freedom to make decisions, freedom to start business, etc. ObamaCare makes possible.— john miller (@deaconmill) October 03, 2013
Does Michelle know he’s gay? A TBer told me…It must be true. That’s why he”s not a Muslim anymore…lol
GAwd!! OK, now I’ve seen PBO in person 4 times, shook his hand a couple of times and even hugged him once —- and I mean, really, POTUS is SO not gay. AS IF anyone has to even say that. JHC!! The RWNJs have really lost their total idiot minds!!
Ignore those fools.
Anyone who can’t look at the way that man looks at her and see how he feels about her is either blind or in denial.
Thanks for the pictures Chipsticks, I needed that pick me up. I am angry, scared, don’t like to use this word – hate – but at this point I hate the Republicans. Stand strong President Obama, so sorry you have to deal with the Teabaggers marching to the drums of the Stalin Koch brothers.
I don’t think hate is too strong a word given how T’Baggers are literally destroying this country.
hang in there! it will be fine in the end
There have been some great things happening today but, OK, I’m feeling kinda fried from all the rest of the idiocy today. I’m going to pour myself a glass of vino. Can I get anyone anything?
I’ll take a glass of vino, BIG glass.
OK, Anna. Step right up for your jumbo glass. It’s about time we relaxed a bit after the nuthouse we’ve been dealt.
Cheers, meta. I have been quiet today and doing a lot of paper work. I am having a couple of glasses as well tonight. Have to relax.HZ
They LOVE the military! NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The GOP Government Shutdown of 2013 has claimed another victim. via AP
Commissaries in the U.S. where military families can buy inexpensive groceries tax-free are shutting doors Wednesday due to the shutdown. And that could create a financial hardship for those who depend on the stores’ steeply discounted prices to make ends meet — particularly young service members with families to feed or retired veterans on fixed incomes.
About 12 million people — including military personnel, retirees and their families — are eligible to shop at the 246 commissaries on military installations worldwide. The commissaries typically carry everything a national supermarket chain would — including brand-name products — but at much lower prices than their commercial competitors.
Screw you, military families. You’re only important to the Republicans if you’re trying to visit a memorial in Washington this week and can be easily used in a photo-op.
Yep, my mom and dad still make the trek to the nearest base to go to the commissary & post exchange (essentially a department store) as often as they can. Both the commissaries and base exchanges are usually staff by military family members and civil servants.
It’s really heartbroking to think of how many people are being put out of work by this stunt!
My fav is No. 6. Love it.
I love them all. I don’t mind saying there isn’t to many pictures of POTUS and FLOTUS I don’t like, specially when they are together and with the girls. Beautiful First couple and First family. Happy 21st wedding Anniversary.
Same here anniebella!
LOL:Frank Luntz in an undisclosed location right now working hard to craft a slogan to change narrative in GOP's favor. So far, not working.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 03, 2013
I had to work late tonight. I walked in to our office kitchen and the TV was turned to Fox News. That worm Hannity was complaining that people cannot get on the website to sign up. He said the President has an excuse for everything and that there are lots of problems, not just traffic. EXCUSE ME! IT’S THE SECOND DAY FOR HEAVENS SAKE!! It is no worse than when you are trying to get good seats at a concert. These people make me sick.
Have you ever seen such nit picky micromanagement of a presidency in your entire life? I mean it’s just off-the-charts insane.
I’m telling you – it’s almost laughable. And the Obamacare derangement obsession is really off the charts, as you say.
Did someone tell him people could pick up their phones and call?
Senator Reid & Minority Leader Pelosi after the White House Meeting:
Very solid wall against those seeking to destroy our Democracy.
Sadly, this is not even close to hyperbole …
@SpeakerBoehner you're the most dangerous man in the USA & leader of the gravest threat since #JeffDavis. cc @VP @NancyPelosi @SenatorReid— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 03, 2013
Still waiting for the media to hammer EVERY republican about WHY they voted for a budget that includes ALL of the Medicare savings from the ACA, that includes the same level of revenue generated from the ACA, and won’t even balance in 10 years, if not for the Affordable Care Act. Yet, they don’t want to fund the ACA, but they include the savings from it in their own budget.
The media should be asking this question over and over again. If it is such a disaster then WHY did they vote for it in their own budget? WHY won’t the media hold them accountable?? This should be the only question they are asked. Boehner should be asked this every single minute.
As I tweeted out yesterday, I am waiting for media (I know, it will be a long wait) to ask him why he has refused to do a conference with Senate on the two budget bills.
The media people don’t have a CLUE about all of this. Ignorance. Much easier to cover the political games.
I am sorry, but the media is not just ignorant! They know exactly what’s going on!. Most of the media are complicit in what the Republicans are trying to do: Destroy the United States and blame that destruction on President Obama.
For POTUS & FLOTUS
Happy 21st Wedding Anniversary to #POTUS & @FLOTUS! I love the way you two love! [Gregory Porter ~ Our Love]: youtu.be/EIIugq9Wyh8— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 03, 2013
A First Lady flashback:
JER, thank you. This ivillage video is nice.
@Reince your juvenile attacks on @DWStweets confirm what Americans know – u are an obnoxious bully leading a grp of callous, greedy bullies— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) October 02, 2013
What will stink for you @Reince is the Nov 2014 drubbing your party will receive thx to all your puerile stunts! @DWStweets— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 03, 2013
like, the rest of the gop he leads, he is one evil man
Happy Anniversary President Obama and First Lady Michelle!! God bless you both!
PBO Hugely impressed by Pope Francis. I love this story. thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/02/oba…— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 03, 2013
I smiled when I heard him say that in the interview with CNBC’s Harwood.
I also suspected that this is something that is going to be singled-out and would get the attention of the world (and especially us Catholics)
In case you can’t tell, I am really getting pissed off at GOP.
I wonder if there is word that's too strong to describe GOP. Answer, no word is too strong to describe those traitorous seditionist mf'ers.— john miller (@deaconmill) October 03, 2013
throw “anarachists” in there and you got the trifecta
Wanted to, too many characters
Another word….they are nihilists. Very much in the pattern of early 20th century Russia.
Japa, You really must be fed up with the GOP! You, like PBO, rarely use such strong language even in those instances when you are fearlessly pushing hard against the GOP.
A little pissed off media, though on local level some reality is seeping through.
To all members of media: when you say Congress cannot reach solution to shutdown, you lie. Fact: GOP refuses to do easy thing and pass CR.— john miller (@deaconmill) October 03, 2013
the 9th photo from the top (where PBO is holding FLOTUS as they stand by a temporary chain fence), was taken at “The Oval” at The OSU (Ohio State Univ.);
Each time I see that photo, I recall that day because I worked as a volunteer for this campaign event and got to shake hands with both.
Since that time, I can’t walk on the path near that spot without thinking of the day ( I even saved newspaper reports of that event).
Awww, what a great memory.
Thank you for sharing this…
I have to say that that photo has always given me goose bumps. It was during the campaign for the midterms in 2010, wasn’t it ? I remember watching that particular speech. The crowd was very enthusiastic. But there was melancholy in the president’s eyes. I think he knew the election would be a bloodbath. He was giving it all, but he didn’t have much hope. Michelle was trying her best to cheer him up; she introduced him and when the crowd roared, she looked at him with so much love and encouragement; she was like …. “see ? they still love you, they still have faith in you”. And I was watching at home with tears in my eyes. I was aching for him, and for Michelle.
That’s why I can’t look at this photo without getting this sadness in my heart again. From now on, I’ll think of your story and it will help. Promise !
yeah, that was the mood on the ground – supporters trying had to communicate that they have PBO’s back.
I remember that some of my friends who were not going to come (due to work) decided that they have to drop everything and come to show support
Carl Bernstein is taking down Cantor and Cruz on AC360, but then I spotted the others on the panel, so … bye bye.
So, then I spotted Alex Wagner and John Harwood on Lawrence … bye bye.
me too, watching HGTV……
That’s become my go-to channel, when times are tough!
Michael Cohen @speechboy71 5m
Read this quote and then try to argue both sides are to blame for the shutdown. I DARE you:
Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin
Read this quote and then try to argue both sides are to blame for the shutdown. I DARE you: pbs.twimg.com/media/BVnZXnvC…— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) October 03, 2013
Okay, I am about tweeted out:
When Boehner says ObamaCare is unfair to Americans, he means those Americans who rely on GOP for a job, like him. Knows ACA = GOP demise.— john miller (@deaconmill) October 03, 2013
Way to go japa. You’ve been on a fantastic roll here!
Excellent tweets, as always, japa!!! Rest well …. and thanks for all the fun between you and Chips
We will work on keeping everyone entertained.
Your tweets were magnificent, all day long!
Maybe the 1% are mad they get to fund ACA/Obamacare after they lost their tax cut….that’s the real rub against those that make over $250K. These are the so-called Americans Boner is referring to, not the working people and the elderly.
The U.S. is poised to overtake Russia as the world's largest producer of oil and gas this year trib.al/x0UJQpI— (@MarketWatch) October 03, 2013
Only thing GOP has been sure about in this mess, is that, they wanted to kill #Obamacare. Other than that, they are flying by seat of pants!— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 03, 2013
@TheLastWord @JohnJHarwood Huh? That is SOME bullshit spin. The Dems have negotiated already and PBO is not willing to further negotiate.— (@aspirational12) October 03, 2013
I watched the interview, and PBO firmly told Harwood he’s not negotiating ANYTHING.
John Harward is an idiot…maybe HE needs to watch his own show before he talks about it. I am watch HGTV, no LO and that woman who’s substituting for him is just stupid too. Why can’t Joy Reid sub sometime?
Either Lawrence is on some kind of medical leave, or MSNBC put a muzzle on him for some reason. I notice he hasn’t tweeted from his @lawrence account since Sept 29.
Lawrence is probably in Africa. He raises funds to help provide school desks for African students through UNICEF, and he makes a trip to Africa at about this time of the year to help deliver the desks. This is a wonderful effort because the desks are constructed in the villages by parents. The effort has become a good business for the African countries that are involved. Lawrence is awesome on so many levels.
I do not think he would stand for MSNBC muzzling him. He makes it clear this is a side job for him. He loves writing and developing shows like “The West Wing!” He has said he won’t do this for a very long time.
You’re probably right Gwendolyn. He’s been back a couple days now, I believe. I saw him tweet on Friday nite in response to a popular “movie” hashtag that was going around
Republicans can’t tell when they’re losing
Saying a debt-ceiling raise is “caving” to Obama is like saying you’re “caving” to the waiter when he presents the check for your dinner.
You know what, let them think it is caving. Eventually Boehner would have to pass clean CR. We are on the winning side, since all the dems are united. Fractured GOP will “cave” on this, then they will have a dejected electorate for 2014 (kinda like our emoprogs), which hopefully give us back the House. I am going to rub it in on any GOPer I encounter, when they finally pass the clean CR.
There's no idiocy a teabagger can spew that a good gin & tonic won't make look even more amusing.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) October 03, 2013
New post by the legend that is UT!
Daniel Gross @grossdm
That sound you hear is destruction of discretionary consumer demand in the vast DC metropolitan areav
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