Call it what it is @SenatorReid @SenSchumer the House & Senate #GOP are BREAKING THE LAW. It is your responsibility to enforce the 14th.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 12, 2013
Happy Saturday, Ms Chips!!! Just imagine – next Saturday!!!!!!
I know! I’ve been walking around in circles all day saying, ‘this is my last quiet Saturday, this is my last quiet Saturday’, repeat to fade!
It’ll be soooo much fun for you Chips ….
You know Bob, I keep saying it, I bet adopting human babies would have been less complicated. I have a steady stream of trucks arriving at my door delivering everything from doggy beds to doggy toys to doggy food – actually, waaaaaaaay more trucks than made it to DC yesterday!
Time to begin the humming of Danny Boy, one week out! I say humming, because I’m guessing your neighbors might wonder why you would be beltin’ out that tune, although I can see that, too.
Have you installed your “Beware of Ferocious Puppy” signs outside, yet? Just a thought.
Bought that sign too, Jacqueline!!
My immediate neighbor does not like pets at all, even though he did feed my stray cat when I was away. So, I think he’ll have more sleepless nights than me in the coming week!
You are just too too much Chips. But love your enthusiasm for that new member of your family. I can hardly wait to see puppy pictures. I love Labs. They are the greatest dogs, even tho I only have a Yorkie, she is my friend.
Ah, thank you Roberta – I LOVE Yorkies too, they’re beauties! Yes, advance warning: there will be a mindnumbing number of doggy pics here from next Saturday
You will love being a good mother to Danny. You will be the best mama companion a dog could wish for and he will love you unconditionally. Labs are so smart. But you MUST share photos with us. I followed a dog breeder on FB who posted the birthing and daily photos. Most breeders give them names like Mr. Blue and Miss Blue etc. I’m sure the new owners loved following their progress more than I did. I think these little golden retrievers were bred for show or at least competing in hunting trials. How old will little Danny be when you get him? I’m glad there is something happy going on in your life. It will cheer us all to hear about his antics. Will he be crate trained? We crate trained our Bear, first dog we’ve done that with. The only problem is he would rather sleep in his crate than in bed. Of course he’s huge. His crate was our living room centerpiece for several years. Happy tails Chips.
Thank you so much Carol! Danny will be two months soon, so he’s getting old!
No, two months is not old. That is the soonest a good breeder will let you take the puppy home. Professional, high dollar show do breeders don’t let them leave home until three months. Do you think you can be the alpha dog as Caesar Milan suggests? That’s the hard part.
He’s a great breeder Carol, with a genuine love for dogs – which is why he wouldn’t let me have Danny for two months, despite the cost to him.
As for me succeeding in being the alpha dog …… gulp.
Enjoy those soft ears and puppy licks.
Will do, Carol!
Do breeders should be dog breeders. You probably figured that out. I get so frustrated at myself when I make those stupid errors.
Congrats! Thanks for being such a great twitter warrior!
THIS! TY Bob!
BTW, glad you enjoyed ‘Bond’!!
Thank you Alycee – hope you are enjoying your weekend
Congrats on 1st, Bobfr!
G’day, Chips and TODville!
One glowing difference between Democrats and today's Republican politicians is that Dems believe in karma. #JustAMatterOfTime #GOPshutdown— (@JOBoomr) October 12, 2013
Thanks for your unrelenting pressure!
MT @kitizensane #NikolaTesla – TY for envisioning a better future for all Humanity. http://t.co/6Q23mXvA7B— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 12, 2013
GOP NOT DOING DEMS A FAVOR BY OPENING THE GOVERNMENT AND PAYING OUR BILLS
===========================THAT’S THEIR JOB===============================
Dems Hold Firm After GOP Filibuster Of Debt Limit Bill
By SAHIL KAPUR
The GOP’s unanimous filibuster of the “clean” debt ceiling bill Saturday didn’t shake the resolve of Senate Democratic leaders, who continued to insist that Republicans reopen the government and avert default before budget negotiations.
“They’re not doing us a favor by re-opening the government,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters in the Capitol. “They’re not doing us a favor by extending the debt ceiling. That’s part of our jobs.”
No. 4 Democratic Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) said Republicans “have to stop asking for hostages in order for our country to be OK.”
Democratic leaders are scheduled to meet Saturday afternon with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, according to the White House.
Let's Call The Shutdown What It Is: Secession By Another Means talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/let-s-cal…— Jeff Egerton (@jeffe04) October 12, 2013
PBO: YOU ADVANCE YOUR IDEAS THROUGH ELECTIONS AND LEGISLATION – NOT EXTORTION
=============================THIS IS NOT NORMAL=======================
It doesn’t have to be this way. It’s not supposed to be this way. Manufacturing crises to extract massive concessions isn’t how our democracy works, and we have to stop it. Politics is a battle of ideas, but you advance those ideas through elections and legislation – not extortion.
I know you’re frustrated by what you see in your nation’s capital right now. But because it’s easy to get lost in or give up on the political back-and-forth, I want you to remember: this is not normal. Our government is closed for the first time in 17 years. A political party is risking default for the first time since the 1700s. This is not normal. That’s why we have to put a stop to it. Not only because it’s dangerous, but because it saps everyone’s faith in our extraordinary system of self-government. And that hurts us all.
============================THIS IS NOT NORMAL=======================
Not really news, but yes, a cute picture of POTUS & FLOTUS
Photo: Hugs from the President bit.ly/Lp3fKW— Barack Obama News (@ObamaNews) October 12, 2013
Always good to see an adorable picture of POTUS & FLOTUS, but it’s from July 2011.
TOD Fam, thanks for all of your hugs and prayers. Like many of you, I’m the “go to” person in my family and community; however, rarely is there anyone locally for me to lean on. Thank you all for being my ROCK!
I suspect they’ll be saving former (and soon-to-be again) Speaker Pelosi’s speech for last.
LIVE: National Women's Hall of Fame 24th Induction Ceremony (Inductee list: bit.ly/eQjquR): youtube.com/user/fl1videos…— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 12, 2013
I didn’t have a chance to post until now, Dudette. You may not know about Julie KroneI She and Speaker Nancy Smash have a lot in common. As a race horse jockey, Julie was cut off in a race by a male jockey. After the race, she got off her horse, grabbed the other jockey and SMASHED his head into the rail, with a warning…there will never be a next time.
Thanks for the reminder and the memories. Love ya all.
Back to lurking.
I frankly don’t think this is going to end well for Americans. I think Boehner is going to tank the economy before he gives up his Speakership. If he wasn’t going to do that, then he could have solved this problem weeks ago.
If he allows Pelosi & company to help him pass a clean CR & DL then he would be voted out immediately by the TeaParty because of course they are truly ideological and ignorant and would cut off their nose to spite their face. They would split the GOP caucus & Pelosi would be nominated the new Speaker by the Dem caucus.
MAJORITY LEADER REID TO CNN: BOEHNER’S ‘JOB IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS OUR COUNTRY’
Reid to CNN: Boehner’s ‘job is not as important as our country’
By CNN’s Ashley Killough – (10/3/13)
Washington (CNN) – In an interview with CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused House Speaker John Boehner of being more worried about his job than the country amid a government shutdown.
The Nevada Democrat also talked for the first time Thursday about Boehner reneging on an agreement between the two over a “clean” spending bill, and admitted he directed his chief of staff to leak embarrassing e-mails that they say indicate Boehner changed his position on Obamacare subsidies for Congress.
In the interview, Reid criticized Boehner for bowing to a conservative faction of his caucus that insists on attaching anti-Obamacare provisions to a temporary spending bill needed to fund the government.
“His job is not as important as our country,” Reid said.
Guys…hold the fort down:) I have to go tutor my 3 kiddos….3 HOURS of math. Seriously. I’ll be freaking brain dead when I get back here. Ready for some good conversation and a stiff drink:)
We’ll leave the light on for ya df. And maybe, just maybe there will be popcorn.
Go df! You hold the future in your hands! No pressure though!
“3 HOURS of math”
Good luck DF!
These Republicans aren’t suicidal, what they are, are a bunch of impotent men that can’t recognize that “Their” America is no longer theirs. They are too afraid to commit suicide that’s why they go from crisis to crisis wishing that whatever crisis they find themselves in will be the one that finally puts them out of their misery.
Photo: President Obama meets with Sens Durbin, Schumer, Reid and Murray at the White House today #GOPShutdown http://t.co/hG96IPRFLK— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) October 12, 2013
Harry Reid looks pizzed…
Hiya LovelyPlains, please check your Twitter DMs before posting, thanks a gazillion!
Hellooooooooo Chiparoo. I believe I have an idea why you sent him a DM but you might also want to send him a tweet so that he knows you sent him a DM. Some people see that faster.
More unintended consequences.
Link cards are no longer useable in IL due to computer shut down. #GOPshutdown— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) October 12, 2013
Cards not useable in Oklahoma either today. These people are absolutely cruel!!! They seem to have no comprehension of how 95% of the people in this country live.
Thing about it is there is still money in those accounts.
My dumb question: What are Link cards?
EBT Cards which allows low-income people to spend their Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) benefits
Most likely, SNAP cards.
It takes the place of food stamps. It is essentially a debt card used by eligible people to reduce printing costs. Each month the card gets money credited to it so the user gets some help without standing in long welfare lines each month.
It is probably less noticeable to other customers in line so they don’t know they’re using food stamps. I’m so upset by the idiocy of the a Rethugs.
You aren’t alone.
Oh, I see. Thanks!
Down in Georgia as well…
NBC4 in Washington, D.C., quoted a spokesperson for the Mississippi Department of Human Resources saying a Xerox facility that handles the card transactions had experienced a power outage. The outage caused the cards to be rejected, NBC4 reported.
Grocery stores and other merchants too.
Supposedly, a temporary situation due to power outage.
How convenient. Looks like a trend to me. Something like a rolling blackout, eh?
not a shut down problem, it’s a glitch.
(KSDK) — People in Illinois and many other states found themselves unable to buy groceries with their food stamp cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure.
This computer issue caused problems for EBT card users. A Xerox facility that handles EBT card services for several states experienced equipment problems Saturday morning.
The outage caused EBT cards to be rejected at retailers in 17 states that are serviced by that Xerox facility.
The issues should be resolved soon and is in no way linked to the government shutdown.
I hope so.
David Waldman @KagroX 2m
Gop moderates not signing discharge petition for fear of pissing off a Speaker who has no control over anything or anybody.
MORE COWARDS IN THE SENATE………..
Some Senate Republicans Ready To Raise The Debt Ceiling
#SusanCollins is a fraud & every Sen GOPer is nothing but tea party like the House. Hang tough @SenatorReid.— (@LiberalPhenom) October 12, 2013
This tweet confuses me. Griffiths (R-VA) didn’t actually say “light treason” apparently, but that’s how this journalist read it.
“I may have committed some light treason.” — Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), eventually. http://t.co/lW3GASd1yz— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) October 12, 2013
This one is more clear.
To be fair, they don't teach the definition of "sedition" in fake gynecology school. http://t.co/Yb9VDuB03B— Grand Old Parody (@GrandOldParody1) October 12, 2013
I really hated the GWB adm for the deaths and torture, which we’re still recovering from today. Fast forward to 2013, and the GOP is now applying torture to the Global economy. I could not have them more.
Really wish tweeters would cite sources when they send things like this out. Hard to know if it’s true or not.
Here's how the U.S got to $14.3 Trillion in debt! Pass it on! http://t.co/cBF6f3uqwP— Shelly55 (@sdtilock) October 12, 2013
At 4:00 ET, I'll be on MSNBC with @FinneyK and @EJDionne to talk about the House in 2014 given the current implosion by one side. Tune in!— Sam Wang (@SamWangPhD) October 12, 2013
He’s very smart -did you just see him?
I did and I agree—-genius explanation of why gerrymandering is not quite what we’ve been led to understand. The short version of what Sam said is that the trick of gerrymandering which gave Repubs small majorities in swing districts are easily wiped out by a repub caucus as unpopular as this one.
in other words we have to GOTV in 2014 and we will win.
Vicki,thanks for watching for us. The key is both good candidates and GOTV. It’s also important for us to keep reminding people who caused this mess we’re in.
Amazing that HuffPo continually resurrects losers for their opinions.- smn huff.to/1ga6W8g— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) October 12, 2013
West is a very, very Small man.
MAN? I don’t think so. He was hatched.
Why are you reading Huff-n-Poop?
I go there from time to time to see if I can spread some hate and discontent plus read the Chicago section.
GA Chips (I just sent you a DM), TOD…… My Auburn Tigers are destroying W.Carolina 62-3 with a true-freshman’s first career start. OK, got that out of the way
October 12, 2013 12:49 PM
Who Holds All the Cards?
By Martin Longman
In this morning’s weekly address, the president was to the point:
It’s not supposed to be this way. Manufacturing crises to extract massive concessions isn’t how our democracy works, and we have to stop it. Politics is a battle of ideas, but you advance those ideas through elections and legislation – not extortion.
Focus on the words: “we have to stop it.”
Why did the White House outright reject the House’s offer and why did the Senate Democrats reject Sen. Susan Collins’ plan?
It’s not because the deals were not good enough; it’s because they were deals.
Because the Republicans (in the leadership, anyway) are not actually willing to default on our debts, the end game here is that time runs out and Congress raises the debt ceiling. Whether they can get some kind of fig leaf to cover their defeat or not, they can stop making demands now because the most important thing to the president is to put an end to these kind of hostage negotiations.
Just to drive the point home, House Democrats assembled this morning to sign a discharge petition in an effort to force a clean vote on a continuing resolution on Monday. It’s doubtful that enough Republicans will join the effort to make it successful, but there will definitely be enough of them available to avoid a default.
WE HAVE TO STOP IT
Exactly, this is no way to run a democracy.
Just think about it, gerrymandering wasn’t enough for the Republican Party. So they decided to just ignore the outcome of elections, Supreme Court rulings and bills that have become law. To that they added filibustering, obstruction, hostage taking, extortion and sabotage. Their scorched earth and politics as a bloodsport approach has resulted in the current constitutional crisis. I don’t know how any of them look in the mirror or are able to sleep at night. Elected officials perfectly willing to harm the country over unhinged partisan ideology. They are a disgrace. The American people are not being served. We deserve better. WE HAVE TO STOP IT.
Rikyrah, thank you for this link. I hope Longman is right when he says the Republicans in leadership are not willing to default on our debt. At this point, I will only breathe easier when the vote count is in.
Did anyone else see at the end of the Senate Democrats presser when Harry Reid told the media that he was not going to negotiate with them?
I saw that.
Still Sergeant Hagel After All These Years: An Interview With the @DeptofDefense Secretary Hagel. theatlantic.com/international/… via @SCClemons— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 12, 2013
“The Tea Party’s newest primary challenger: Big business?”
Tea Party renegades can comfortably ignore public opinion over the government shutdown and debt ceiling fight, the thinking goes, because they are ensconced in non-competitive, gerrymandered districts.
Yet as the shutdown dragged on, and a once-unthinkable debt ceiling default became more likely, the Tea Party began to lose the support of a once powerful ally: Big business. It has reached the point where some business interests are openly floating the idea of supporting more reasonable, business-friendly candidates in primary election challenges to Tea Party-aligned lawmakers.
The business community was already miffed with the Tea Party’s tactics ahead of the government shutdown…With the shutdown now in full effect, business interests are beginning to get behind primary campaigns in at least four districts to unseat candidates who have run roughshod over the GOP leadership.
Catch me up please TOD. The last I saw at 8:30 this morning, Van Hollen was talking about the Oct 1 secret change in the rules. Where are we with the petition?
The food stamp, Link Card, SNAP, EBT debit card problem in many states is not due to the shut down, but rather a computer glitch:
Congrats to "Godmother of Title IX" Bernice Resnick Sandler, 2013 Inductee into the National Women's Hall of Fame #women #sports— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 12, 2013
Nancy Smash about to take the podium!
ICYMI: we are ecstatic to endorse Ohio Democrats @NinaTurner and @ConniePillich for 2014! ar.gy/5N3N— EMILY's List (@emilyslist) October 12, 2013
RT to spread a simple yet powerful message about the little daily actions that = #socialgood impact. http://t.co/68QwUghaVM— Shaun Frankson (@ShaunFrankson) October 06, 2013
#YES WE CAN from a different perspective
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room. http://t.co/ouSHk62JSx— Shaun Frankson (@ShaunFrankson) October 06, 2013
He’s really good!!!
FOCUS: Any Member of Congress who causes the "Validity of the US public debt" to be "Questioned" is BREAKING THE LAW. cc @DSCC @DCCC @OFA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 12, 2013
"Manufacturing crises to extract massive concessions isn’t how our democracy works, and we have to stop it." —President Obama #EnoughAlready— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 12, 2013
Christie says if I were in the a senate I would kill myself.
Why limit it? Why not expand that offer to say governor of NJ?
Jovie, Christie doesn’t have to kill himself, he just needs to lose. My heart aches for what NJ will go through if he’s elected in November–four more years of going backwards, of rights denied and of job losses. Whatever spell New Jerseyites are under, I wish they would wake up soon.
The numbers here are pretty depressing for those of us women in red states
Explore the Data: The State of Women in America ampr.gs/170h790 via @amprog— Shirley Ann Rawls (@AlabamaNOW) October 12, 2013
Women in red states, take note! @AlabamaNOW Explore the Data: The State of Women in America ampr.gs/170h790— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 12, 2013
MT @cowboytexas There's only ONE Party to Blame! #Democrats #GOPShutdown #Veterans #Hispanics #ShutdownGOP twitpic.com/dh2x2a— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 12, 2013
Someone say Deficits? #UniteBlue #Democrats #GOPShutdown #Hispanics #women #ShutdownGOP #CTL #LibCrib #TPOT twitpic.com/dh2xa2— (@cowboytexas) October 12, 2013
House Dems earlier this afternoon ….
Dear America, #tcot #Tlot #TeapArty #GOP #Republicans hate you…but they Luuuuv #BigOil http://t.co/FlGynwoyb6— Def Jeff (@eqracer) October 12, 2013
Kurt Eichenwald @kurteichenwald 3h
A terrifying, must read focus group report about the tea party.
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