Top of the afternoon GB. Congrats on #1, glad to see you around again. Hope all is fine with you. (((hugs)))
Hey Roberta. Thanks. I’m good.
Congrats on # 1,GB! So good to see you. I hope you are feeling much better.
Wait. GB and LL!!!!!!!!!!
And to wind down from an insane month, I’m working on a mellow night owl music chat.
Most excellent, thank you!
I’m at work listening to Jerry Butler, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Heatwave
LL came in through the West door and GB came in through the East door – Congrats to you both!
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! GB & LL pushed me out of the way….
Long time no see! Hope your health is improving, GB.
I haven’t gotten better. I haven’t gotten worse. Doc said I can’t be cured, only treated.
I don’t know if there is a silver lining is this, GB. I’m not sure what to say other than you’re in my thoughts & prayers, and its a pleasure to see you pop into TOD, whenever you’re able.
Thanks lovely! What you’re doing is enough.
How ya doin’ GB?!
The same. No new developments. Tomorrow I’ll be at doctors practically all day for tests. Hopefully they find nothing alarming.
Okay GB, so sorry there’s been no progress, hoping everything goes well for you tomorrow.
Gold for GB and LL….sweet.
That you most certainly are! /fist bump, girl child/
Really feels nice to see you. I don’t think I will ever get over a mental image of you peering in the window – I chuckle every time I see your avatar. It reminds me somewhat of that old picture Chips posted recently of the toddlers looking at PBO while he was looking in at them through their window.
Awww….that’s one of my favorite pics.
I’ve loved it from the moment I saw the little lady give PBO ‘that’ look – as in, ‘Why are you at the window, young man?’
I know! I know!
May the Almighty place a hedge of protection around you. And it is so!
Thanks yardarm! I can feel it.
BE BLESSED.- (i lay hands on your spirit….)
How 2 Depose Boehner nym.ag/1c0Xa5B "…House GOP rule is an unmitigated & unsalvageable calamity for the US" http://t.co/32Iatd2gcD— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 16, 2013
“This sounds unlikely, and it is. But it’s not impossible. These sorts of coups have happened in the state of Washington and in Texas. It is, sadly, easier to imagine this happening after the disaster of a debt-ceiling breach than before, even though it would be far saner to forestall a catastrophe than to react to one. But it’s increasingly clear that House Republican rule is an unmitigated and unsalvageable calamity for the United States, and resolving that calamity is where the energies of sane people must be directed.”
I refreshed and almost burst out laughing at this picture!!!
It is soooooo appropriate for today
” We fought the good fight, “We just didn’t win” should become the Teapubs motto in November 2014.
Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha….ok, that got me.
I hope to be calling her ‘Speaker Pelosi’ very soon.
Thank you President Obama.
@DavidCornDC 5 yr old gdaughter born w/Transposition of Great Vessel heart pre-existing cond ACA will cover for life http://t.co/qWxk5APrUm— Lawrence E. Gasch (@larrygasch) October 16, 2013
Oh wow, that is just beautiful.
Congrats on 1st GB!!
Perfect image to accompany the tweet I had just posted in my most favorite position, Chips – bottom of the previous thread
Your Coup d'Etat attempt @SpeakerBoehner cost $24B, incalculable damage to US credibility & wrecked House Rules. Resign. cc @NancyPelosi— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 16, 2013
@dccc @dscc @OFA 'Cry me a river' #GOPPlaylist— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 16, 2013
‘moderate’ rethugs to tea party:
Our good friend………
Let me know when the US stops threatening itself so I can start doing it again.— (@KimJongNumberUn) October 16, 2013
And this is what the GOP won as a concession! LMAO
under the Senate bill, the income verification provision will be enforced by the Secretary of Health and Human Services— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) October 16, 2013
@samsteinhp I'm sure Sec @Sebelius would have happily assumed that responsibility for only $12B of the $24B #GOPTerrorists just cost the US— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 16, 2013
Whatever. This is so minor.
Looks like the GOP might have a direction problem http://t.co/GyrwQDK2u1— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) October 16, 2013
The first federal government shutdown in 17 years, triggered by a Republican demand to defund the Affordable Care Act on Oct. 1, cost the U.S. $24 billion in potential economic activity — equalling at least 0.6% of projected annualized fourth-quarter 2013 GDP growth, according to ratings agency Standard & Poor’s.
Instead of the 3% annualized growth fourth quarter originally projected in September, S&P now forecasts actual fourth-quarter growth near 2%, the agency said in a press release:
In 2011 Aug Debt Ceiling Hostage Taking by these TBGOPers was $18.6B and a Downgrade of our credit rating from AAA+
I'm not jealous, I'm pshyced and grateful. Thank you! RT @JessicaLO3 You should all be jealous of me… I got to vote for Cory Booker today!— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 16, 2013
While the Senate bill is being voted on, NJ will be wrapping up its votes for the Senate seat – with the hope that Cory Booker will be the next NJ Senator!
I still like Cory Booker, but I admit I liked him better before he got so into twitter, with his notable misspellings! BTW how is GOTV in NJ going… anyone here know? Still love ya Cory, but lay off ill-written tweets!
I’m in Indiana and sent this out today. It was forwarded by several. I hope someone votes for Cory for me. I wonder how soon he would be sworn in?
#NJSen Polls open until 8 PM!! Are you a Dem who didn't plan to vote? Give GOP a message. Please vote for Cory Booker for me! #UniteBlue— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) October 16, 2013
Thank you Alice and Lana! I’m thrilled that someone might vote for Cory for me. Wouldn’t that be fun! I am passionate about working in whatever way I can for Democrats in all races now. Thanks for the retweets!
After brief drafting delay, CR/debt deal now expected to clear Senate around 7:15 pm— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 16, 2013
final version has been posted for download at – http://www.c-span.org/uploadedFiles/Content/Documents/AMENDMENT10-16-13C.PDF
Saw a tweet from media matters that CBS claimed they couldn’t find anyone who signed up for Obamacare. Such liars.
Were they blindfolded!!!! BTW GB God bless you, I keep you in my prayers always!
CBS wasn’t even trying.
Jay Carney referred to that today GB, incredible stuff – he then listed out a bunch of stories from media around the country detailing the numbers who have signed up and the fantastic deals they are getting.
If we can find this stuff on twitter, CBS should have been able to as well.
Absolutely, but they just don’t want to find it. Librul media?!
Hi, GB, good to see you out and about, in the neighborhood today.
All CBS needs to do is send a staffer to a local convenience store, beauty salon via cab driver and they would have a half dozen stories right there.
That would be too much like…work.
Just the day before someone in the press asked a question about the website and then at the end said they were now signed up for ObamaCare. No, he mentioned having a heart attack and he looked young. Sorry I can’t remember his question though. But he got ACA.
Good to see you GB.
I thought about you today. Miss you on twitter.
I think about you. I’m having computer difficulties. Will tweet you.
Did I just hear the cspan person say there is Disaster Relief of 450 million for Colorado in this bill too ?
Yes, Linda, it is included in Sec 156 in the following manner:
“SEC. 156. Notwithstanding any other provision of
4 law, the Secretary of Transportation may obligate not
5 more than $450,000,000 of the amounts made available
6 to carry out section 125 of title 23, United States Code,
7 under chapter 9 of title X of division A of the Disaster
8 Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113–2; 127
9 Stat. 34) under the heading ‘‘EMERGENCY RELIEF PRO-
10 GRAM’’ under the heading ‘‘FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS’’
11 under the heading ‘‘FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRA-
12 TION’’ for emergency relief projects in the State of Colo-
13 rado arising from damage caused by flooding events in
14 that State in calendar year 2013: Provided, That such
15 amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency
16 requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the
17 Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of
@AriFleischer You really should do stand up comedy …. because that is one of the funniest jokes to emerge from #BoehnersCoupAttempt ….— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 16, 2013
I think Ari Flusher is drunk!
@Our4thEstate @AriFleischer Whatever gets you through the night.— meta (@metaquest) October 16, 2013
I know he can’t be serious!!!!!
Good reply tweet Bob (this time I’m sure it’s Bob)
Now that the country can breathe a little easier, it’s, and will be, sickening to see the willing twisting themselves into pretzels to manufacture reason to pat Boehner and GOPs on the back.
@AriFleischer: FTR Boehner also did a superb job letting membrs destroy US credibility 4 which I hope he'll forever get his deserved credit!— Vick C. (@sonamie) October 16, 2013
@Our4thEstate @AriFleischer I give Boehner a LOT of credit-for wasting $24B, damaging economy, undermining US, and harming it's citizens— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) October 16, 2013
I hope Harry Reid makes them all sit at their desks and stand up to cast their vote.
He has done it before.
Yes, it makes the vote an occasion.
Maybe VP Biden could preside. Another positive signal.
Still no word on if/when we will hear from Our President??
He probably just cannot stop laughing at the Pubes!
Blitzer is on edge over when we will see PBO…..
“Can’t he come out and say something in the Blue Room…The Hall Way…A Foyer….”
Blitzer and TOD waiting for the President to speak.
I doubt that our reasons are similar, however.
The players are playing nicely like the President wants them to. He will speak when the Senate & the House have done their jobs and I don’t think before then unless a snag occurs. I mean – what’s there to say “good job kids”, now send me the bill”
Yesterday I wrote that I thought these guys would go all the way and default- I’m glad I was wrong.. and I like many am glad as hell that smarter folks prevailed- finally. I just cannot and will not get over the fact that none of this had to happen- that all these folks did not have to be in jeopardy at the whim of a bunch of selfish dysfunctional bigoted cretins. I will not forgive or forget this – ever.
After some drafting delays, I think the Senate vote is now supposed to be around 7:15pm
Also looks like the House is bypassing the rule for debate on the floor.
I hope this is another lesson for all of the Democrats who did not vote in the 2010 midterm elections, for all of the liberal naysayers who discouraged people from going to the polls, and for all of the emoprogs and pundits who bashed the POTUS and thought it would be a good idea to “punish” the Democrats…. this is just as much your fault as it is the baggies fault.
Our power is in the VOTE and in supporting President Obama!
“Our power is in the VOTE and in supporting President Obama!”
Yes. And, any person advocating not voting is a threat to our Democracy. The hell we’ve live through since 2010 is abundant evidence of why we should disparage those who try to dissuade our fellow citizens from voting.
You said it Bob!! YES! YES! YES!
“… any person advocating not voting is a threat to our Democracy.” Bob, I agree with you 100%!
Red State man is still in fighting mode..LMAO!
@EWErickson @psddluva4evah LOL! You are a joke, mister.— (@aspirational12) October 16, 2013
eric, you’re reminding me of this:
House doesn’t use unanimous consent, moron.
Go ahead and teach, Meta!
@aspirational12 @EWErickson @psddluva4evah House Repubs should start acting like responsible elected officials in best interests of U.S.— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) October 16, 2013
Y don't u all send @cbs some of the people u know who r grateful they signed up for #Obamacare
Mayb they will include in article?— Jovie (@Jovie46955305) October 16, 2013
You think CBS really doesn’t know of anyone?
Good afternoon, Jovie! There are so many stupid people in this world today. Sometimes I can hardly believe they believe what they say.
Why don’t you send the tweet of the man’s grandbaby with the heart condition upthread? That should make them STFU.
I’m eating cheezy puffs now…just sayin’
Share! Right now!
What’s mine, is yours! Come get them!! Better hurry though, I keep wanting to put them away and I have another….and another…
I will be getting jiggly with it with some chick.
So I busy too.
Talk to you later!
I wish –
this chick is my neighbor and she keeps giving me that look.
I am going to get her!
O-ho. You’ve just reminded me of that bag of cheesy puffs I bought recently, when taking a morning off from the village and a display confronted me in the grocery store. That’s usually why I don’t buy these things, ’cause I bring them home then promptly forget them. Maybe, one of these days I’ll get an urge to open it,,,,at the very least.
ROTFLMAO! This is tooooo funny…FOX NEWS tries to distract its audience from the GOP failure….
Fox News is not eager to cover GOP collapse.
So here is what they are talking about instead: http://t.co/gfYuJ08prB (via @OkieCaitlin)— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 16, 2013
Fox News is not eager to cover GOP collapse.
So here is what they are talking about instead: http://t.co/gfYuJ08prB (via @OkieCaitlin)— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 16, 2013
Another freaking nut from Arizona. Who knew…
Sen. John McCain on @NBCNightlyNews: “We have damaged our credibility very badly” on debt crisis— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 16, 2013
rocket scientist that one is!
Debt bill denies annual pay hike for Congress, reports @APAndrewTaylor
apne.ws/19RhT9A— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) October 16, 2013
Getting better and better, isn’t it?
Monsanto has hired Blanche Lincoln as a Lobbyist.
Her constituents called her “Plantation Blanche.” Now working for the evil empire. Perfect.
Saxby chambliss on senate floor he's mad Al Libi is being tried in NYC fed court and not GetMo.
U gotta b kidding me ?— Jovie (@Jovie46955305) October 16, 2013
They r so persistent with their Bullshit!
Sick of it .
BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH…..
I am pretty certain PBO will be talking to the American people about the cost of GITMO come the next budget negotiations
President Obama and SecDef Hagel have not taken their eye off the ball (closing Gitmo).
Keeping my fingers crossed that this GOP shaming in the debt ceiling debacle creates a situation where the House GOP are on the ropes and battling each other, while important business actually gets conducted by Speaker (in all but name only) Pelosil
Hagel Names Special Envoy to Close Guantanamo – DefenseOne defenseone.com/management/201… #GTMO #Iraq #Afghanistan #GWOT #terrorism #military— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) October 08, 2013
We call him Saxby Shameless here in Georgia.
When asked to comment on GOP's extortion technique, several organized crime leaders replied Amateurish, Stupid, wouldn't hire them on a bet.— john miller (@deaconmill) October 16, 2013
Abby Huntsman on Rev. Al just said that there are “whacko birds” on both sides of the aisle. I totally disagree with her. More of the false equivalency.
Poor thing is not to bright…….
Let her name one Dem. I dare her.
.@SpeakerBoehner's facebook page is brutual. Cons HATE him right now.— kay dubz. (@KayDubzHU) October 16, 2013
I say GOOD. Serves him damn right. No sympathy from me whatsoever. For all those months and years of HELL he gave our President for just trying to do right by ordinary Americans.
Not a fan of Abby Huntsman, sorry Rev. Al. I find her disengenuous and not that intelligent. She’s always trying to get in passive/aggressive jabs at Democrats. F her.
She is pushing her dad’s Third Party agenda.
I think she’s a twit.
The polls close in 1 hour in NJ. Anyone know about the turnout
PROSECUTE THE CONSPIRATORS WHO PLOTTED THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN VIOLATION OF 18 USC § 2384
TO: ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Yup. People are pissed.
And now Tweety and Howard Fineman are concern trolling on steroids. Right you guys, Ted Cruz really did win. Lolololol.
Top two at NSA are leaving…..
WASHINGTON Oct 16 (Reuters) – The director of the U.S. National Security Agency and his deputy are expected to depart in the coming months, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, in a development that could give President Barack Obama a chance to reshape the eavesdropping agency.
Army General Keith Alexander’s eight-year tenure was rocked this year by revelations contained in documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden about the agency’s widespread scooping up of telephone, e-mail and social media data.
Alexander has formalized plans to leave by next March or April, while his civilian deputy, John “Chris” Inglis, is due to retire by year’s end, according to U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.
One leading candidate to replace Alexander is Vice Admiral Michael Rogers, currently commander of the U.S. Navy’s 10th Fleet and U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, officials told Reuters. The 10th Fleet and Fleet Cyber Command both have their headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, between Washington and Baltimore. The NSA is also headquartered at Fort Meade.
There has been no final decision on selecting Rogers to succeed Alexander, and other candidates may be considered, the officials said.
Senator Schumer speaking now…..CSPAN2
they sure are slow to file in and get down to business. still, can’t stop watching!
These guys are total CROOKS.
.@McConnellPress and #GOP decry spending and debt ceiling but McConnell wrote himself over a $2B earmark in this bill. #HYPOCRITEStothecore— meta (@metaquest) October 16, 2013
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