Congrats on 1st, ber
@SpeakerBoehner THIS NEVER NEEDED TO HAPPEN. You had the votes you needed 2 weeks ago. Give the gavel to @NancyPelosi. #BoehnerFailedCoup— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 17, 2013
Am keeping you in my thoughts, MP. Just want you to know.
Thank you, Sir. I truly feel I am in shock, and having had only 3-4 hrs sleep in the past 24, I am working on staying balanced while the way forward becomes clear. Which it will, I have no doubt.
Hope you will soon find a comfortable home and all will be well for you, MP.
Pres Obama defeats malice and obstruction, once again.
He certainly did, Bill!!
Sign up here, if you still support President Obama 2,000% !!!!! (I upped that from 1,000%, since it’s his second term!)
Hi. I had a good chuckle at your rationale.
He has my support!
I’m about 12 hours late, but he definately has my support!! I even sent him an email telling him that I supported him, and that he and his family are in my prayers after I learned about how the “Tea Party” bought a confederate flag outside the White House.
No one is more in control of a caucus like Leader @NancyPelosi.
Want a functioning House of Representatives? Give Nancy Pelosi the gavel.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 17, 2013
No one is more in control of a caucus like Leader @NancyPelosi.
Want a functioning House of Representatives? Give Nancy Pelosi the gavel.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 17, 2013
From the previous thread…
Once again: TY 4 Your LEADERSHIP Mr. President! Bcz of you we're back to moving #FORWARD @WhiteHouse http://t.co/x1nPYTTB2r— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 17, 2013
I thank PBO also. I get so sick of hearing these republican say that PBO hasn’t reached out. Richard sat there and did not push back.
Yeah. I wanted to scream at the TV. Chris Shays was very forceful in his comment and none of them said not one word to correct him. URRGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!
Chris Shays was a lying Republican tonight.
by ‘reach out’, they mean roll over. so, no.
And they always want to make Johnson, Saint Reagan, and Tippy O’Neal the Greatest ever to work with the other party. I get so tired of their crap. President Barack H. Obama is who he is, and damn them, we love him just the way his core is as our president.
These foolish old white dried up prunes always want to use their “hey boy” attitude toward this president, and I resent that crap. Tweety is always singing and spitting this crap. I know POB would love to tell them to STFU, but he will not, so I will say it for him.
I love our president just the brilliant man and president that he is and always will be. They just have to STFU and live with. Case closed,
Thank you, Mr. President for standing tough and not moving for these angry old men. We are going to be fine. Ms. Nancy Pelosi will get our gavel again. That has to be a goal for all of us.
And congrats to Senator-elect Cory Booker. He will also need our continued prayers and thoughts. I do not trust Christie as far as I can see him and that is a pretty wide range for me.
Good night my Chips and my beautiful TOD family. Remember we have strength together, we have power to make things better together; we have compassion to help heal the wounded; and we have love and respect to help our President move FORWARD. I trust our president.
May Almighty give our president wisdom, comfort, rest, courage, a clean heart and a right spirit in all of his dealings with these people; and a loving spirit for those who are hurting and need so much help to get back to work with a hope that is sweet, gentle, pure, and strong. We will stand with our fellow citizens to help make their lives better.
Enjoy your evening TOD family and remember to be gentle with your spirits; kind with your words, and gracious to those who come into your space. Life is very precious, but we have the ability to live it more gracefully each day on this wonderful journey. We will prevail with kind hearts, gentle spirits, and hard working hands and steady feet. Pray, meditate, and put beautiful thoughts into your spaces.
(((((()))))))))) I love my TOD family and our wonderful President.HZ
Dear @SpeakerBoehner & @GOPLeader, once again @TheDemocrats have had to clean up after your caucus. Governing just isn't your thing, is it?— Brian (@bmancuso7) October 17, 2013
Dear Madame Speaker @NancyPelosi A grateful Nation owes so much to you and even more after delivering it from the evil of #BoehnerFailedCoup— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 17, 2013
#TrustBarack …. or enjoy being paved ….
Yes We Can
@BreakingBad_AMC Ref: This ends for @SpeakerBoehner like Jesse Pinkman as meth slave in the dungeon! h/t @RyanLizza http://t.co/25nCrSvR2W— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 16, 2013
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
I Love PBO. Who is the guy on L.O. Saying he hopes PBO is magnanimous and also learnt a lesson as well. Also Boehner showed courage.
He is a republican who is no longer in congress.
And we can see why.
His name is Sheays former repug from Connecticut.
And Luke Russert and his ‘personal relationship with Boehner and Boehner is ‘emboldened’ and now loved and stronger with the tea party caucus. I wanted to scream.
and great pics all throughout today.
everything was on point, TOD!!
You keep us plugged in.
thanks so much.
Couldn’t be prouder to have Barack Hussein Obama II as MY President.
Damn, it feels good to write that, even after all these years.
Great news all around today. #teapartyterrorists lose. #rwnj radio shock jocks suffer severe butthurt. Cory Booker wins. Obama stands tall.— (@amk4obama) October 17, 2013
Final vote 285-144.
Great tweet, Lol (in relief).
Great tweet, AMK!
Step 2 coming up NJ! Let’s DO this!!!
We can do it! #TeamBuono for #NJGov RT @deciminyan Congratulations @CoryBooker. Now let's double our efforts to elect @BuonoForNJGov— Barbara Buono (@BuonoForNJGov) October 17, 2013
@BuonoForNJGov You MUST WIN. For the good of New Jersey's citizens and America. Yes YOU Can. cc @CoryBooker @OFA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 17, 2013
Congress has a very dramatic ceremony, where they deliver the bill to the President by government limo. Wish C-Span would show that, tonight!
will he sign it tonight?
I’m thinking that he will, because government can’t re-open until he does. Chips will probably find the photo of the official signing from Pete Souza, so we’ll know when that happens!
He will sign it as soon as it is delivered.
And, I hope, have a White House brew, after.
Absolutely. The ink won’t be dry before the OMB releases instructions to re-open the Government
@Lawrence @TheReidReport Call it what it should be known of forever – #BoehnersFailedCoup & rejoice that #PBO defended the Constitution.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 17, 2013
great to spend this wonderful day with you tods! 21,812,441 thanks as always to chips!
DNC hits Rubio, Paul, Cruz on no-vote in fundraising email. "These are the men GOP wants 2 run 4 president in 2016 & they voted 4 default."— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) October 17, 2013
excellent. pbo got every one to go on record as responsible adults, or loony jerks.
All the house Nay votes in raising debt ceiling & reopening govt came from @gop. .@SpeakerBoehner is weak. Remember this in 2014 & 2016.— (@amk4obama) October 17, 2013
Bringing this over from last thread. Bob and some others: I really would like your insight and feedback.
My question from last thread–found this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/obamacare-pre-existing-condition-fee_n_2273005.html. Husband is in bed (early get up for hike) so can’t ask him, but am guessing this is what he read. Had the amount wrong. Notice it was written in December. I read entire thing carefully. Suppose I can see why (some) companies are upset, but considering the big picture, long-range picture, the fact that it decreases over time, then ends…..well, as someone said on other thread “How about paying the CEO (and other principles) a bit less.”? After you all read this, please share your thoughts. Want to share this w/husband (He is so opposed to Obamacare) and would love some of your insight to share with him. Thanks, friends.
I can only find that one article as the ‘source’ for this. Not one other source. the comments might as well come from Redstate. I question how the administration could have added this fee on their own. I’m suspicious but will continue to research it.
Thanks, 57. That was the only one I found too. Just had this thought. Am going to research the guy who wrote it.
This is first thing I found:
http://www.salon.com/writer/ricardo_alonso_zaldivar/ Didn’t read any of them, but headlines of most are negative toward ACA.
This was written almost a year ago. I think companies might have estimated that but now costs are going down. Remember the ins. Co. have to pay 80% on actual costs. Any less than that and you get a rebate.
And I remember why I haven’t watch pundits/msnbc for two months. gag.
Okay, this is a case of ‘we won’t forget’. We take this outrage and stoke our energy and channel it to giving PBO the Congress he needs and deserves in 2014.
ARE YOU IN?
In a word: Yes.
Breaking:: The House votes to pass bill to do its job – fund OUR government & raise the debt ceiling to pay past spending already approved— JoJeanne B. Lown (@JLownLaw) October 17, 2013
Worth noting that a large majority of House Republicans just voted for global economic collapse. @GOP #GOPdefault— C. Álvarez-Aranyos (@CAlvarezAranyos) October 17, 2013
@CAlvarezAranyos @GOP Can't WAIT to see the campaign videos next year!— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 17, 2013
I so hope they stream it ….
Dear @Pfeiffer44 @PressSec @vj44 PLEASE do a #LiveStream from the WH as our fantastic defender of the US Constitution signs the bill. TY— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 17, 2013
Another splash of cold water from one of our Dem Congressmen from Massachussetts.
He’s right, but I gotta celebrate a little that it wasn’t worse…
Gov't shutdown ended; debt default avoided. No cause for celebration. The budget level harms job growth & debt ceiling limit is too soon.— Rep. Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) October 17, 2013
Shutdown cost us $24B. The past 16 days damaged our economy, impacted our world standing, & hurt those who need gov't to be there for them— Rep. Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) October 17, 2013
Let's learn a lesson: We can no longer govern by emergency, create crises, or play games w/ the debt ceiling, just to score political points— Rep. Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) October 17, 2013
How do we see the actual House votes? I’d like that:)
It was on CSpan.
No, I saw that:) I mean how each individual voted
Here ya go!
Thanks, Dudette…I see that MY congressman thinks that defaulting and shutting the govt down is a FINE thing! More worried about his KOCH $$$ and his SCORE from the Heritage Action than his constituents. I’ll be giving him a piece of my mind.
Every R from Georgia voted for default. Every single one of them — including the snotball that represents my district, Rob Woodall
Oh. Haven’t seen that yet. Just the Senate.
My stupid congressman voted against it too….Lankford, OK. I’ve already written him. One of five in OK voted for it…Tom Cole. He’s the only one with any sense at all. And yes, our Senator, Coburn voted against the bill. I’ve also written him. I’ve written both of these two guys rather regularly. Inhofe didn’t vote because he’s still home recovering from open heart surgery. So, I’m only embarrassed twice instead of three times. sign…..
Well, won’t be around for two or three days. Leaving early tomorrow morning, flying to Boston for my college homecoming…..looking forward to it, and so glad this whole situation is taken care of!
Talk to you all Saturday or Sunday. Have a great weekend!
You too. Take care.
Yes, Carolyn have a lovely time and enjoy each moment of your trip. Be safe.HZ
WHOA!!!! The House Stenographer completely lost it on the floor during the vote and was escorted out. ” The constitution was written by free masons, we can’t serve two masters….praise to god”
Audio from the stenographer tonight: soundcloud.com/toddzwillich-1… — "He will not be mocked…"— Michael Rusch (@weeddude) October 17, 2013
OMG! It’s true then? Wow!
Before the vote ended………she climbed up to the lectern where POTUS gives the STOU and lost it!!!
Heartbreaking for her. And she was so close to the podium, it was scary for the rest of us.
I was wondering about this. Wonder if there is video?
Is this for real? Seriously?
Bizarre moment during House vote. Stenographer gets dragged off House floor – was chanting God Bless America and ranting abt free masons— Nick Kalman (@NickKalmanFN) October 17, 2013
I didn’t know who it was, but I saw her being dragged out.
One of those Dominionists…..
yep. The ones Frank Schaeffer has been talking about from some time.
You can see it here. . .
“@Gawker: Watch the House stenographer get dragged from the floor screaming about God and the Freemasons. gaw.kr/AZ5DXQT”— Jean (@setislady) October 17, 2013
Once again, Pelosi delivered 100% of her caucus on the HR 2775 vote, while Boehner struggled to deliver 1/3 of his: http://t.co/E5hBDGH3Cp— Jason Febery (@JasonFebery) October 17, 2013
yep. the 2 dems not voting were out sick.
Thanks Susanne – I wondered about that – and the 1 who voted Nay – quickly changed his/her vote
I got back from Zumba to hear the vote passed the Senate and House, yippee!! I understand that Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Rafael Cruz all voted no. What do they have in common, you ask? Think 2016…..
McTurtleDove will be heavily primaried by Bevin, a teanutbutter baggie. If Turt eeks through the primary which shouldn’t be a problem, he’ll have an uphill battle to beat his Dem challenger.
Go PBO, he tried to tell them, they wouldn’t listen, they didn’t think fat meat was greasy.
Must have been a skinny pig foot, huh?
Never forget ….
@Pfeiffer44 @VP @NancyPelosi @DCCC @OFA A Majority of House #GOP VOTED tonight to DEFAULT & thereby violated Sec4 of the 14th Amendment.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 17, 2013
…. and we’ve got miles of video to prove it!!!
Yes WE Can
A big bucket of cold water in your face…
If anyone tells you this political madness had no economic implications, show 'em this chart. bit.ly/H1Iarq http://t.co/EB3J0b846X— Justin Wolfers (@justinwolfers) October 16, 2013
Seems to me that downgrading the economic progress by whatever means possible has been the GOP goal so they are probably really happy about this chart.
Another point to tally up for POTUS tonight………
U.S. Senate confirms Kennedy as ambassador to Japan reut.rs/1aPsrEq— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) October 17, 2013
$24 Billion #GOPShutdown Cost Taxpayers More Than COMBINED:
-EPA http://t.co/7Y2e6L6TZ7— The Baxter Bean (@TheBaxterBean) October 17, 2013
Oh, yes IN_DEED, Yes We Can ….
@SpeakerBoehner Yes YOUR Coup d'Etat FAILED & enjoy all the other 'news' on this page cc @NancyPelosi @DCCC @OFA http://t.co/LnuZy3Kfii— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 17, 2013
Video of congressional stenographer losing it on the House floor. She’s probably working without pay and just cracked.
Or she’s a brainwashed nutjob who should be no where near keeping records for our gov.
Tally for the win. These wackos came way to close to taking down the U.S. and global economies. Never again!
I don’t think so UT. I grew up in a family who liked conspiracy theories. She’s a religious nut. There were several Founding Fathers and signers of the Declaration of Independence that were Free Masons. There are so many nutty ideas about them. She was also ranting about this being a nation of God and I think she said the bill wouldn’t have been signed if people believed in God. I couldn’t understand very well. I don’t think she cracked at all. GOP Wingnut.
Yes…I think Frank Schaeffer wrote about this…a Dominionist
Closing #EnronLoophole Would Drop Oil Prices 25-50% Overnight forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topi… @ProfGreenberger youtu.be/XaDelhvtQ98 Repeal #CFMAct— Glass-Steagall (@howtodoit1) October 16, 2013
On Thursday, President Obama will make remarks at 10:35am EDT.
Meta – If you’re here tonight, this is a day to remind ourselves of what you urged me to remember one other time:
“There’s an endless supply of paint.”
Been another rough couple of weeks, but it’s now time to celebrate another good day for the President!
Good thoughts, JO’B. It’s been such a dispiriting time but we have persevered again, together. FORWARD!!
It gets a little harder each time to get through it, but then we have to just open ourselves up to the celebration! FORWARD!
I’m just so tired of the dysfunctional roller coaster that these nut jobs take as regular behavior. It’s sick and I’m really hoping the American people are getting very, very sick and tired of it. PBO’s calm demeanor is so welcome.
We almost all need a trip to Hawaii ourselves, after each one of these. Hope the Obama family, at least, gets there for Christmas!
Meta, I keep forgetting to tell you that I bought you e-book. I remember during the first campaign those fabulous desserts you used to make. Good job!
Oh, Jackie, thank you so much! I really appreciate it!
Excellent. “An endless supply of paint” or as in Forrest Gump, “sometimes there’s just not enough rocks”. ”
WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed the daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy to be U.S. ambassador to Japan.
Caroline Kennedy won the Senate’s unanimous endorsement late Wednesday shortly after it voted to end a partial shutdown of the government and extend its borrowing authority.
BREAKING: OMB Director Burwell: "employees should expect to return to work in the morning."— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 17, 2013
And, so it comes to pass …..
Updated: 4Nov2008 + 6Nov2012 = 16Oct2013 The Day #PBO & #DEMS crushed the #GOP Coup d'Etat & its #KochMasters cc @VP @Pfeiffer44 @vj44 @OFA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 16, 2013
… off to the kitchen to prepare some dinner …. bbl to enjoy this magnificent TOD community on one of the most important days in American History – and that is not hyperbole.
House adjourns until Tuesday Oct 22— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) October 17, 2013
OMB director says that federal employees "should expect to return to work in the morning."— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) October 17, 2013
………and GN TOD……. was a bruiser, but our POTUS, as always, stood strong! cc: Bobfr #trustbarack
@KellyO Good riddance, Boehner. h/t lovelyplains— (@JOBoomr) October 17, 2013
Full OMB Director statement: http://t.co/iSdNGsGqcc— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 17, 2013
In honor of faux news and the rwnj’s in Congress.
You’re on a roll, YA!
That was one helluva play.
Just saw Ossie Davis’ name on that clip. Guess he wrote the original script, yes? (I was introduced to him once in NJ at a formal event for a youth academy our Navy organization was sponsoring. He was adorable! And he hugged me. Ha!)
Yes it was his. You should see the whole play. Some thought it was a bit militant.
Here the House votes for H.R.2775. Did your Rep just vote for default? govtrack.us/congress/votes…— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 17, 2013
Here are the House votes for H.R.2775. Did your Rep just vote for default? govtrack.us/congress/votes… …— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 17, 2013
Hey 9t9. This is locked up and can’t be retweeted.
… and for the record, here's the Senate vote govtrack.us/congress/votes…— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 17, 2013
I tweeted my Rep, a Republican who voted yes, and thanked him. I had informed him that “we are watching you” earlier in the week. Do you s’pose he heard me? LOL!
Let’s stay focused! Every election counts even if it’s for varmint removal.
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