54 Responses to “Chat Away Into The Morning”


  1. October 5, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Really important ….

    • 2 99ts
      October 5, 2013 at 12:56 am

      I will light a candle for this one Bob – that it happens and soon

      http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

    • October 5, 2013 at 12:57 am

      My letter to the President:

      4 Oct 2013

      Dear Mr President,

      Ordinary folk like me get what you are defending.

      It’s not ObamaCare or any other law, policy, or political agenda.

      You are defending the Office of the Presidency from an unprecedented assault by a cabal of plutocrats and their minions in government, and the under-educated, fear and hate-driven citizens they have brainwashed – via our failed press, broadcast hate radio, and newstainment TV/Cable.

      Any conciliatory action toward Mr Boehner, Mr McConnell and the cabal would do irreparable damage.

      Thus, it may be that we get very, very close to a default (with attendant downgrade, etc.) before Mr Boehner begins honoring his Oath of Office. Perhaps we have to endure an extended shutdown.

      Of course, such events would have dire consequences, but nothing compared to what would happen to the Office of the Presidency and Our Democracy without your unflinching insistence that Congress perform its two fundamental Constitutional duties – pass a budget, pay its bills.
      Not since 1861 have we seen a more determined effort to undermine America.

      As more and more Americans get that, they are rallying behind you Mr President.

      Mr Boehner and his Tea Party extortionists (and the plutocrats who own them) have not only gone way out on limb, they’ve poisoned it. We will prune that dead branch from the Liberty tree in 2014.

      Between now and then, until they relent, no compromise.

      Thank you,
      Bob

      Yes We Can

    • 6 nathkatun7
      October 5, 2013 at 2:17 am

      Let’s Hope so Bob! On the other hand, if the Democrats can’t get 18 Republicans to join them in requesting a discharge petition to vote on a clean CR to re-open the government, then i don’t want to hear all this talk about the so called sane and moderate Republicans in Congress who are blaming the tea party for the government shut-down. I repeat, if Democrats can’t get at least 18 Republicans to join them to re-open the government, then the entire Republican party must be held accountable for shutting down the government! This is the time for all the sane and courageous Republicans, who are not afraid of the tea baggers, to step up and be counted for their courage and dedication to preserving the Constitution. By the way the same goes for all the Democrats.

      • October 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

        THISSSSSSSSS…..

        I think that the President’s strong stance on this along with Pelosi and Reid taking a similar stance has energized and encouraged the DEMS in Congress to stand together….it is Imperative that they do…

      • October 5, 2013 at 12:45 pm

        “This is the time for all the sane and courageous Republicans, who are not afraid of the tea baggers, to step up and be counted for their courage and dedication to preserving the Constitution. By the way the same goes for all the Democrats.”

        Fully agree, nath.

        No place to run; no place to hide.

        #TrustBarack

    • October 5, 2013 at 7:40 am

      Bob, I’ve been praying that Miller is right. I’m going to be making daily calls to the DC and regional offices of the two R congressmen in our area who publicly brayed that they would vote for a clean CR. If they don’t join with this, I’m going to make sure there are a lot of local Dems who start calling them for what they are–liars and traitors. We don’t want to be assuaged with ‘promises,’ we want them to act or all the attendant suffering will be on them.

  2. 11 amk for obama
    October 5, 2013 at 12:12 am

    • 12 99ts
      October 5, 2013 at 12:57 am

      US shutdown will halt the world – the dumb in congress know not what they do – and I am not in the forgiveness trade.

  3. 13 amk for obama
    October 5, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Hey look, a star billing for even amk. :)

    Thanks ut.

  4. October 5, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Good coverage today, TOD. thank you

  5. 16 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Congrats Bob on #1 :)

    I see that Lawrence is back.

  6. 22 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2013 at 12:30 am

    • 23 theo67
      October 5, 2013 at 12:53 am

      Not enough – but I’m glad federal employees won’t have to suffer any longer. The whole thing is unnecessary.

    • 24 99ts
      October 5, 2013 at 1:01 am

      So the GOP will pay people for not working – but will not pay people to work – it’s past mad, past insanity – incomprehensible – and some of them are supposedly educated

    • 26 Pam S. in WV
      October 5, 2013 at 6:41 am

      My sister, who is working during the shutdown for the FBI, said she will have to continue working without pay–this bill says they will be paid retroactively when the shutdown is over. No pay while they’re not working. Not a paid vacation. She still can’t make her house and car payment until the shutdown is over.

      • October 5, 2013 at 7:47 am

        This is madness, Pam S. I wish the House would set up a fund for those who ARE working during the shut down to get paid now. It’s beyond reason that people working everyday at an important job risk losing their house and car because Republicans in Congress decide to act stupid.

  7. 28 99ts
    October 5, 2013 at 1:05 am

    God give me strength to accept the things I cannot change,
    the courage to change the things I can,
    and the wisdom to know the difference.

    President Obama has the strength, the courage and the wisdom. The GOP scores 0 from 3.

  8. 35 BeccaC
    October 5, 2013 at 1:26 am

    I don’t know anyone in here or post, except once (zizi2 and that amazing article) but you all give me heart and I love you. That’s all.

  9. 40 Dudette
    October 5, 2013 at 2:16 am

  10. 43 Dudette
    October 5, 2013 at 3:34 am

  11. 44 99ts
    October 5, 2013 at 3:37 am

    OK – In another world – I HATE when donations have to cover what the government refuses to pay for

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-05/climate-council-has-sufficient-funding-to-operate-for-a-year/5000822

    New government in Oz shut down the climate council. Now running on donations. All that money saved – tax cur for the wealthy.

  12. 47 Bill R.
    October 5, 2013 at 5:42 am

  13. 48 amk for obama
    October 5, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Any updates on the current ACA registration levels? Do you expect an uptick or taper this weekend?

    • 49 Jovie
      October 5, 2013 at 7:41 am

      Cnbc has an article saying 99% if applications were troubled!
      If that’s true, Limbaugh followers are messing that website up.
      They need more than one website.
      Good morning sir!

      • 50 amk for obama
        October 5, 2013 at 7:47 am

        GM jovie. Hope you’re bouncing back along with your puppy.

        cnbc clowns? Nevah. Methinks it’s a software glitch and they will sort it out.

        I read somewhere that WH team does not want to raise expectations until ACA goes fully operational next year.

      • 51 Nena20409
        October 5, 2013 at 11:29 am

        GM Jovie.

        CNBC ratings are down in the dumps. They scored their lowest ratings in 20 yrs this past quarter.

  14. 52 amk for obama
    October 5, 2013 at 7:40 am


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