VP Biden: “I hear you had a meeting today with John ‘Tan Man’ Boehner.”
Pres. Obama: “Yes indeed.”
VP Biden smiles: “That look says it all.”
VP Biden: “Did you see the new NBC/WSJ poll on ObamaCare and the Republican shutdown?”
Pres. Obama chuckles: “Carney might have mentioned something.”
VP Biden: “So, what are you getting?”
Pres. Obama smiles: “Oh, I’m getting a big juicy delicious burger.”
Congrats on 1st, Jackie!
Thanks JO’B. Happy Birthday Eve girlfriend. Any special plans tomorrow?
Thanks, darlin’. I’ve actually been having a “birthday week” (read: milking it), thanks to my son and friends who’ve remembered! Biggest part of the day tomorrow will be receiving my call from my great grandson (no offense to the others) … fun to see how much better he can pronounce “happy birthday” each year. He’s always so enthusiastic about everything, ya can’t help but smile!
I totally understand. My grandson is 9 and he and his sister wrote something on my birthday card. He wrote “Grandma you get younger every day.” That just warmed my heart.
Tears in my eyes! And they’re so genuine in their love for you.
That’s the nicest message ever! Your grandson is on his way to becoming a diplomat.
Hope he asks you what you are sending him for your b’day! love that kid; think I’ll phone him and instigate! lolol
How’d you know I just ordered him something for his aunt’s baby shower, so he wouldn’t feel left out? Also a gift for him to give his not-yet-born new cousin at the shower. Sounds like we’re both instigators. (He loves you back!)
you are the greatest!
right back atcha, BCFFAA!
JOB, I hope I didn’t somehow miss your birthday. If so, a thousand and one birthday wishes for one dynamite, one-of-a-kind baby boomer!!!
You do us all proud.
Most appreciated, jackieG – and you’re right on time, since it’s today!
BWWwaahahaaaa! You are cracking me way up!!
Yay! My work here is done. :D
Called away & this greets me on return – just perfect UT
Delicious UT!!! Well done!!!
Congrats on 1st Jackie!!! Hope you had a fantastic birthday celebration.
Oh, btw, this is just too too too ….
@LouiseMensch @ggreenwald Welcome to the 21st Century. Tweets Never Die. Traitor Enabler GG shoulda groked CACHE. LOL!!— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 11, 2013
Karma!!! It’s so sweet.
Greenwald extolling whistleblowers receiving a prize, In Moscow. Russia. Which outlawed Greenpeace. Yeah.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) October 11, 2013
Greenwald all sad that the President has more important things to address than his shilling for traitors.
Can you just imagine the interactions between our wonderful President & VP this evening as they looked Boehner and his fellow terrorists in the eye, gestured to a chain, and pulled it ….. FLUSH …..
@Lawrence Despite #GOPShilling by #ChuckieTodd #BenghaziKarl #FoxHate #WolfieWaWA & all the other #NEWSTAINERS the @GOP has #CircledTheDrain— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 11, 2013
oh my, only one tweet and am in moderator purgatory ….. guess those #s cause WP to spasm uncontrollably … kinda like what Boehner is doing tonight no matter how much ETOH he guzzles ….
Freed ya Bob!
I don’t see any post of yours either in pending or in spam. It’s a fywp prob.
Bob, your tweets are one of the highlights of my day! Damn, you are just plain GREAT!!
Heheh…How come Mark Knoller didn’t tell us about this lunch? :) :) :)
time to prepare some dinner …. bbl ….
Juxtaposed with: Tea-maggots aggressively delivering damage—— SERIOUS DAMAGE to our wonderful nation that we love.
I’m off to nod…..night all.
Louise Mensch @LouiseMensch 19m
Would you @janinegibson & @Arusbridger like to tell the class how @Guardian shipped UK agents names to the NYT, a crime under Terrorism Act?
Louise Mensch @LouiseMensch 21m
Since I have your attention, any comment on why you published a story detailing how you had access to GCHQ agents names, sexuality?
GG doesn’t have to worry that we’ll try to extradite him. He has to worry that the UK will.
wouldn’t that be sweet, sweet schadenfreude ?
The UK’s nat sec laws make ours look like the traipsing of flower children.
Yup. Don’t they have something like a 3-week detention for terror suspects with no access to your lawyer or legal system?
I think it’s more than 3 weeks, but yes, something rather, um, severe.
Well here I am again. it’s late and I gotta go to bed before I do a face plant on my sofa-
Louise Mensch @LouiseMensch 26m
I will not sit still while the Guardian physically smuggles the names of our agents to the NYT and laughs that they have “immunity”.
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How incredibly amusing, that Greenwald has been deleting his tweets over the Guardian's trafficking. Too late, Glenn. Far too late. #opsec— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) October 11, 2013
Biden's schedule notes he'll join Obama at Friday's meeting with the Senate Republican Conference in the State Dining Room— lesley clark (@lesleyclark) October 11, 2013
Well, of course, our Joey will join the President!
Debt ceiling crisis has other nations angry and scared. bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-… Way to kill international goodwill, assholes. #teapartytwits— (@amk4obama) October 11, 2013
Well Amk since the crisis also has Americans angry and scared, we’re united in a world-wide fury against the same foe. Wish we had
a way to let other countries know that we truly think as ‘one’ in our contempt for the GOP hostage takers.
Wait, so "Let's shut down the gov't and destroy the economy so we can prevent millions from getting heath care" ISN'T an effective message?— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 11, 2013
Speaking of GG, I don’t know if anybody ever posted this, but this is some real-time B.S. and I’ve been shaking my head ever since I read this……….
.@guardian to borrow @nytimes’ First Amendment rights to publish more NSA leaks. nym.ag/16oFKr8— New York Magazine (@NYMag) August 24, 2013
Yep, I’ve been tweeting it for the past hour.
Silohs people, Silohs………… man!
C.I.A. Warning on Edward Snowden in ’09 Said to Slip Through the Cracks nytimes.com/2013/10/11/us/…— Michael Rusch (@weeddude) October 11, 2013
Borrow, you say ? So they’re planning to hand it back – in due time ?
Kid President has gone National people!!!!! Saw this on my TV yesterday :)
Money for college.
And then some! A recurring role like the E-trade baby, or the Progressive insurance woman will make him bank. My understanding is most of these contracts stipulate that the actor gets paid a royalty everytime the ad airs!
Yup. That’s the way it works. I had a friend that did a McDonalds tv spot over 40+ years ago. The last time he got $’s was 10 years after he did the ad.
Harvard denied Janet Yellen tenure in 1976. She took low-level Fed job, rising to one of most powerful women in the world. Thanks, Harvard.— Paula Dwyer (@paulaEdwyer) October 10, 2013
Nine amazing facts about Janet Yellen, our next Fed chair washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog… and a profile of her washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog… via @dylanmatt— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 09, 2013
Rachel did an article on religious/GOP sponsoring group that went to Russia to help convince their legislature to write laws against LGBT. Newest is to take children from those families and put them in orphanages. Leaders of the US religious delegation were touting how Putin is a real leader and saying how citizens here need to rise up against our government. My thoughts are if that is what they want they should just go live in Russia and leave here.
Lawrence also did a nice rewrite on Cruz and Mike Lee, calling Mike Lee Ted’s flunky.
Couldn’t agree more, OG. Let them bask in Putin freedom and spent their days rolling in their hateful bigotry.
Video: President Obama sends greetings to the 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kuala Lumpur, #Malaysia #GES2013
go.usa.gov/DeDQ— Department of State (@StateDept) October 11, 2013
Ooops! Unfreeze me ? :)
Sen Reid filed cloture this evening on the Democratic debt limit bill, which extends debt limit until Dec 31, 2014— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) October 11, 2013
I’m just wild about Harry. (sorry, I couldn’t help myself)
Join the club, Ladyhawke :)
@jamiedupree TY @SenatorReid for filing closure on the Democratic, i.e., sensible, debt limit bill. End #GOP Violations of Sec 4 of the 14th— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 11, 2013
now …. back to the kitchen :)
egg.cellent. If the nutfucks filibuster, nuke ‘em.
LOLGOP @LOLGOP 1h
Ted Cruz predicted a government shutdown would trigger a “tsunami” of support for defunding Obamacare. He was right about the tsunami
@LouiseMensch I will RT everything you tweet regarding TREASON-ENABLING #Greenwald, #Guardian and #TraitorSnowden. TY cc @TheJusticeDept @VP— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 11, 2013
Now, back to cooking …. dinner … though I’d prefer frying these traitors’s butts, no olive oil or butter or any other lubricant in the pan …..
"administration’s war on leaks+other efforts to control information are the most aggressive I’ve seen since Nixon…" cpj.org/reports/2013/1…— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 11, 2013
With an accompanying video
My dinner is going to vaporize … but just had to do this ….
@jaketapper youtube.com/watch?feature=… you #NEWSTAINER FOOL cc @PressSec @Pfeiffer44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 11, 2013
LOL……… I cooked and ate my dinner before I got sucked into the TOD Milkey Way :)
Very wise, LP ;)
Bob, I know you are tech savvy…….do you know of any free PC programs that will allow me to convert for ex. CBSnews/NBC video to youtube videos? Chips tried a few suggestions(Snap pro X/Mac only), but they didn’t work for me my PC. I am not able to embed those videos to WordPress get these codes…. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…. If I knew what to cut out maybe then the embed would work, but typically I can only embed Vimeo/BrightCove formatted embeds………. Any suggestions for converting to youtube videos of coding that will work w/ WP? Thanks…..
Sorry LP. I have not used Windows/PC in more than a decade. Am 100 % Mac.
NP, Bobfr. Story of my life…. Like rubbing salt in the wound :) Always happens when I ask Grenwich Village *Elites* “have not used Windows/PC in more than a decade”
@Our4thEstate Wonder if @jaketapper even knows who Nixon was, since he wasn't even born when he was inaugurated Pres? @PressSec @pfeiffer44— (@JOBoomr) October 11, 2013
@JOBoomr #NEWSTAINER @jaketapper probably has same delusional obsession with #TrickyDick he has for #Raygun & #GWB cc @PressSec @pfeiffer44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 11, 2013
time for some rest ….
Bill de Blasio will likely carry Staten Island – the first Democratic candidate for NYC mayor to do so since Ed Koch in 1985.— Russell Schaffer (@RussOnPolitics) October 11, 2013
“@RCdeWinter: Yes. #EmpowerWomen Pass it on. http://t.co/d3nPxmhW4w” #VOTE— Angie (@AngAngieAngela) October 11, 2013
Yup. Dissolving the @gop is the solution, @SpeakerBoehner. #VoteSmart in 2014 & 2016. #ShutdownTheGOP. http://t.co/iw8kxEohUk— (@amk4obama) October 11, 2013
HAHA the GOP standard bearer……… still getting a rectal exam one year later!!!! LOL
Ha! @robinabcarian won't give up probing Mitt Romney's La Jolla beach mega estate plan! latimes.com/local/lanow/la…— Shelby Grad (@shelbygrad) October 11, 2013
We can't afford $1 Trillion on Health Care to save US lives cos we need to spend $2 Trillion on Defense to save US lives.— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 10, 2013
All House Ds #demandavote to end the #GOPshutdown. With these 30 Rs, we can force the House to vote to reopen govt: http://t.co/vQnHqtBdsI— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) October 10, 2013
@NancyPelosi – Love it, how you name names. Come on gang of 30, do your job.— (@amk4obama) October 11, 2013
Perfection @NancyPelosi And, if those 30 Rs had any sense at all they'd caucus with D's for the remainder of the 113th & elect you Speaker.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 11, 2013
1rst casualty…….. 16 more to go and you will be referring to “Speaker Pelosi” next year. PPP had Rep.Young-FL down 2 to a Generic D…. he retired yesterday. President Obama won that district.
Top GOP prospect won't run for Young's #FL13: "Who wants a job that is rated less favorably than a cockroach? tampabay.com/news/politics/…— (@Taniel) October 11, 2013
Breaking: After viewing new polls, House GOP not only planing on reopening govt but considering opening 2nd govt for good measure.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 10, 2013
But the WWII memorial…— Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) October 10, 2013
For those wondering, the sound u are hearing is that of senate repubs running away from the house as quickly as possible— Jim Manley (@jamespmanley) October 10, 2013
Where is the @SenatorReid gloating, I-feel-sorry-for-John-Boehner, I-warned-you-about-the-Tea-Party-anarchists newser reacting to poll?— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) October 10, 2013
It is my BAFFAA, Jacqueline O’Boomers birthday since midnight est. You are our rock, our poet and our PBO warrior! Have a wonderful day! Love you lots!
Thank you, OhCanadaSister!
Many Happy returns JoB – party with the President, and the grandbabes – great day for a birthday
Yeehaw! Thanks, 99ts!
Happy bd’ay, job and all that.
Now, where is my b’day beer?
Thanks! I’ll send it your way!
a very happy birthday Jacqueline ! wishing plenty more ahead
Can we get Gene Hackman and Will Smith pull an “Enemy of the State” on this SOB?
Edward Snowden is traveling around Russia in disguise, reading Russian literature and practicing Russian phrases nyti.ms/19nqtfY— (@carolynryan) October 11, 2013
Howdy Ted "I do not LIKE them, Sam I am green eggs and ham" Cruz? How you like them "skewed" -14% poll numbers? #GOPshutdown— zizi2 (@zizii2) October 11, 2013
@zizii2 Is that green egg I see all over his face, if ya can call it a face, with a dash of ham?— (@JOBoomr) October 11, 2013
The .@gop two step. At least, that texas twit, .@GovernorPerry, could count up to two. http://t.co/YqpDzxl8OM— (@amk4obama) October 11, 2013
RT @PaulBegala In just 9 months, @SenTedCruz has led Repubs to lowest level of approval ever. Imagine what he'll do as GOP prez nom in 2016.— Jason Febery (@JasonFebery) October 11, 2013
@ReutersPolitics Good .— Jovie (@Jovie46955305) October 11, 2013
In Afghanistan, U.S. losing patience as deadline for long-term deal nears wapo.st/1fny3vk— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 11, 2013
@andersoncooper had on every single republican in the World and they said while the republicans r desperately losing that WH w concede- Huh?— Jovie (@Jovie46955305) October 11, 2013
Concede on everything while we have them on the ropes? They must have given the President some ecstasy or something?
As I depart for the evening ….
@Jovie46955305 This dude >>>> @andersoncooper is as delusional as his BFF Wolfie. President Obama has crushed the 2nd Confederacy aka #GOP.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 11, 2013
Republican definition of insanity: Replay Election Night 2012 over and over again expecting a different result #Obamacare #GOPshutdown— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) October 11, 2013
Bottom of the sea, bottom line ….
@SpeakerBoehner now you know what Osama realized in his final few moments – President Obama doesn’t negotiate or tolerate TERRORISTS. cc @VP— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 11, 2013
… depending on time zone, rest well TODers or welcome to yet another glorious day because Barack Obama is President!
Yes We Can
Yes WE DID
Thanks for posting this, Bobfr. This video still has amazing power for me and I’ll never, ever forget the first time I saw it and how I cried with the pain of new joy and hope and then sent it to everyone I knew.
Happy Happy Birthday jacquelineoboomer. Enjoy your celebration.
Happy Birthday Jacqueline!!!!
Now, must get some rest …. btw, nath, if you see this, thank you for your excellent comment two threads back, re Sec 4 & 5 of the 14th.
Bob, you are most welcome! I am sure you know how deeply I value and respect all that you are doing to alert everyone about the Constitutional obligation required of Congress to honor U.S. debts. For any one who cares to read the Constitution, this obligation can be found in both Article I, Section 8, and, as you’ve been forcefully highlighting, Section 4 of the 14th Amendment. What is also instructive about the importance the Framers of the U.S, Constitution attached to honoring U.S. debts can be found in Article VI. Here is what the first paragraph of Article VI of the Constitution says:
“All debts contracted and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.”
The Framers had no qualms honoring the debts of the 13 loosely confederated colonies before the formation of the United States. Yet we have these utterly insane Republicans ready to default on debts that were authorized by Congress. They are ready to do that despite the fact that Congress is required to pay U.S. debts by Article I, Section 8; and despite the fact that Section 4 of the 14th Amendment plainly states: “The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law…shall not be questioned.”
What I’ve been trying to grapple with is who has the power to make Congress abide by its Constitutional obligations. Clearly, under Section 5 of the 14th Amendment, It’s Congress that has the power to enforce all the sections of the Amendment. I suppose, the Courts, particularly the U.S. Supreme Court, could step in and declare that Congress is violating the Constitution by failing to honor U.S. debts. Ultimately, though, It’s WE THE PEOPLE, who must step in and force members of Congress to honor their Constitutional mandates.
“Ultimately, though, It’s WE THE PEOPLE, who must step in and force members of Congress to honor their Constitutional mandates.”
That’s what motivates both of us, for sure, nath. It is up to us to do whatever we can.
Thank you for another very fine comment. So appreciate your insights and willingness to share them.
Have an amazing birthday; make it last as long as you can! My sincere best wishes that you have many, many more, Jacquelineoboomer!!
Happy Birthday Jacqueline. (((((((((((((((( Lots of loving hugs and lots of laughter, great food, and loving family hugs to last always))))))))))))))))))
Celebrate to the fullest. This is your beautiful and special celebration. Enjoy, Enjoy, and Enjoy every moment. Lots of love coming your way.HZ
Just had to do this before departing ….
Catch a clue @SpeakerBoehner Our President WILL NOT BACK DOWN. Maybe this'll help you get it. cc @NancyPelosi @vj44 youtube.com/watch?v=IHH8bf…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 11, 2013
Thousands furloughed. Billions wasted. US credibility shaken. All we got to show for it is the worst poll ratings ever. Please proceed .@gop— (@amk4obama) October 11, 2013
@maddow @Melhi: the Hastert rule is not a law. Obamacare is a law. So is this: 18 USC § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy. law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18…”— Bob LaPolla (@boblpla) October 11, 2013
Motion to Proceed to #S1569 (To ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the US Government until Dec. 31, 2013).— U.S. Senate Floor (@SenateFloor) October 11, 2013
Global, I thought it was 2014, cause we sure don’t want to go through all this again over the Christmas holiday.
remember how only a few wks ago, a loud beltway/punditry majority were derisively calling recently-inaugurated .@BarackObama " a lame duck"— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) October 11, 2013
Wishing you a very, very Happy Birthday, Jacqueline O! I hope your special day is filled with love and joy from family and friends!
President @BarackObama warned both the voters & .@gop not to go there. Both didn't listen & went there. Both suffered.— (@amk4obama) October 11, 2013
The OPCW, the body overseeing destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…— (@amk4obama) October 11, 2013
love this–much deserved, and also reminds the world that one barack obama negotiated the astounding result in syria.
this is great news on so many fronts!
Wow – worth analyzing how this came about
New Column: For decades, GOP leaders used cultural rage but controlled it. Now it controls them. thebea.st/1arS2Dc via @thedailybeast— Michael Tomasky (@mtomasky) October 11, 2013
Just to see if Morning Joke was going to cover those BRUTAL POLLS for the Teabagers, i had my tv set on MSNBC. I hadnt in awhile. Oh god , it’s so satisfying seeing those talking dumb heads not knowing what to say or do about the fact that the AMERICAN PEOPLE have FINALLY seen the LIGHT!!! 70% of them know that the GOP IS FULL OF SH!TTT !! ( xcuse my french)
Oh… sweet Schadenfreude !!!
I’m almost too late – watched the fools yesterday, should have been today
They’re slamming the ACA website this morning.
Point taken, I ain’t happy about it either, but 2.5 months left to signup.
What’s the rush? You can’t get it until January first, therefore…
I see that they have taken my suggestion :) and now one can browse through the plans without the pita of registering.
@davidfrum – LOL. Good joke. Thanks.— (@amk4obama) October 11, 2013
These are words from a man who cannot keep his “appetite” under control……..please, just STFU!
Good Morning TODer’s. & Happy birthday Joboomer. Have a great one.
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