Thanks for the memories…..
So peaceful to see those, after a crazy week! Thanks!
Love these two people!
Good for him: “As Harvey Milk said, we must give them hope. I go to give them hope”
With openly gay correspondent, @NBCNews sticks thumb in Russia's eye politico.com/blogs/media/20… @ThomasARoberts on why he's going to Moscow.— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 19, 2013
The approaching end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan could help President Obama move toward what he has said he wanted to do since his first day in office: close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Blocked by Congress from releasing or transferring many of the remaining 164 detainees and able to try only a small number of them, administration officials are examining whether the withdrawal of U.S. troops at the end of 2014 could open the door for some to challenge the legal authority of the United States to continue to imprison them.
Afghan war’s approaching end could mean acceleration of Guantanamo closing wapo.st/15Ppunv via @washingtonpost http://t.co/pRxVQzG5vq— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 19, 2013
I love that News.
This POTUS is accountable to himself. He is methodologically cleaning up Clinton’s and GW Bush’s messes. Thank you Mr. president!
Absolutely, Neena! And did you notice not a single member of congress has yelled “Guantanamo” for Al-Libi(the IT/OBL Mastermind behind the Kenyan/Tanzanian Embassy bombings) when he was arraigned in Federal court this past Tuesday. He was already indicted in NY ’98, that court has a 100% conviction rate on terrorism cases!
Duly noticed. They ONLY complain to embarrass or to inject Politics for their Own Gain and Gamesmanship.
RICHMOND, Va. — The federal government is again open for business, and Republicans in Washington are licking their wounds from the failed Tea Party attempt to derail President Obama’s health care overhaul. But here in Virginia’s capital, conservative activists are pursuing a hardball campaign as they chart an alternative path to undoing “Obamacare” — through the states.
GOP state senator dares to support expanding Medicaid/ACA in rural VA. Gets hammered by @Koch_Industries as a result. nyti.ms/1bGWu21— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 19, 2013
One leading target is Emmett W. Hanger Jr., a Republican state senator from the deeply conservative Shenandoah Valley, who prides himself on “going against the grain.” As chairman of a commission weighing one of the thorniest issues in Virginia politics, whether to expand Medicaid under Mr. Obama’s Affordable Care Act, he is feeling heat from the Republican right. His openness to expansion has aroused the ire of Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch. Dressed in emerald green T-shirts bearing the slogan “Economic Freedom in Action!” its members are waging what the senator calls “an attempt to intimidate me” in Richmond and at home. They have phoned his constituents, distributed leaflets and knocked on 2,000 doors in his rural district. When the Republican town committee met Monday night in Mr. Hanger’s home county, Augusta, Americans for Prosperity was there.
“This has been one of those trench warfare kind of efforts for a year now, and I think it is one of those hidden stories of the whole fight against Obamacare,” said Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity. “It’s not flashy; it’s just in a whole bunch of state capitals and in the districts of a whole lot of state legislators, but it’s such a crucial aspect of the overall long-term effort to roll back Obamacare.”
Chris Noth @RealNoth Unloads On @GOP & Tea Party "They're Racist and Un-American" huff.to/19UgBdY "Worst Congress since B4 Civil War"— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 19, 2013
Noth called today’s legislative branch “the worst Congress since right before the Civil War” and explained why he sees “racist” undertones in the government shutdown and Birther claims and views the Tea Party as “un-American.”
Noth spoke the truth. SPEAK, sir. We can Hear you. Thank you.
In June 2009…..Jimmy Carter was the 1st public figure to speak out what he was seeing.
Honest Historians will Not be kind to the media, TBGOPers and many who stood idly by and said NOTHING. The 2 Bushes…..shame on them on this topic for the evil verbiages are coming mostly from their Party members and sympathizers.
Noth indeed did speak the truth about that racists Tea Republican Party. I have never dislike any politician as much as I dislike Ted Cruz.
Thanks for the memories by Bob Hope. And I remember it well by Maurice Cavalier.
I love this post……Lovely. I miss Joy on the View. I haven’t watched much any more. I stopped DVRing the View.
Most adorable song in that movie.
MEMORY LANE? O-sweet!
@NerdyWonka: You doing MEMORY LANE? That's got to be my most favourite O-thing! 😊 http://t.co/pVWrBInqQf— Vick C. (@sonamie) October 20, 2013
@BarackObama's Religion Not In Spotlight bigstory.ap.org/article/out-sp… …But Christian Spirituality Serves During Tough Times http://t.co/zP56Q60K70— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 19, 2013
Here is a link to Josh’s upcoming book
@MTmarilyn2 Should B a wonderful & insightful look N2 the inner-piece President Obama possess thebea.st/1cIHJPP amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&fiel…— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 19, 2013
Posted at the end of the last thread.
$13 billion is a lot of money, but it looks like JP Morgan had a loan loss reserve of $23 billion.
TY!! #PBO & @TheJusticeDept JPMorgan agrees to $13B settlement online.wsj.com/news/articles/… while @SpeakerBoehner runs up a $24B Tab on a farce.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 19, 2013
.@JeffersonObama JP Morgan actually set aside $23 Billion!! in anticipated legal settlements, More than the Mkt Cap of Half Of Those On S&P— Jon Hardie (@pocojuan) October 19, 2013
Somehow this seems so obscene to my way of thinking. As if they deliberately took some cover, knowing they would create chaos and hurt for many people. It is more than sickening, it is beyond the pale for immorality.
“Somehow this seems so obscene to my way of thinking…. It is more than sickening, it is beyond the pale for immorality.”
MightyPamela, I agree with you 100%!
Thank you Arapaho for posting the tweets.
So @TheJusticeDept JPM hedged $23B that it could break the law, get caught & still be profitable. Drop the $13B & prosecute them. #JAILTIME— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 20, 2013
Yes We Can
Why did the settlement not take the whole $23B? So, they have basically already written this off? And why exactly do people in Congress praise the head of JP Morgan as being some paragon of banking, when he’s basically just a sophisticated criminal with enough money to get away with it? Infuriating!
“… he’s basically just a sophisticated criminal with enough money to get away with it …”
That’s precisely what we are confronting, theo.
That’s why the scale of the financial penalties must be significantly increased + assured jail time. As long as these dudes can hedge and not worry about incarceration, they’re going to continue. It’s the nature of avarice. It’s avarice that we need to crush.
How do we do that, when the people in Congress who could make that happen are bought and paid for? After President Obama leaves office, I fear we’ll slip back on this front…
It’s up to us, theo. If, for instance, our next President is Elizabeth Warren, we’d move way forward on these issues, rather than in reverse.
Young leaders like the Castro twins of Texas, Wendy Davis, AG Grimes of Kentucky …… a very long list … are not owned and are on the move.
The more women we get into the Senate & House the better.
We make the Country what we want it to be. That is the lesson plan President Obama has been teaching since his community organizing efforts.
If we match the zeal of the #teabaggers but remain focused on bending the arc of justice in a more inclusive, equitable and empowering direction we can achieve anything.
I hope you’re right, Bob.
That was powerful, Bob. One of your best statements ever.
I love these pictures. I love their Love! And that green dress is smashing on FLOTUS ~ no wonder PBO wanted to hold her hand!! I want to hold her hand, too!
Unlurking to wish GB continued progress on the road to good health..even if the doctor says there is no cure, the Great Physician needs only one treatment and you will be made whole. We continue to lift you up in our prayers and pray for total healing.
Chips..There’s nothing like the real thing baby, there’s nothing like the real thing now..hope Danny boy is exceeding all your expectations
To all BTs and TODers keep up the good fight to ensure the remainder of PBO’s term is most successful..GOTV
I’m a MEMORY LANE freak – maybe you shouldn’t have gone there, Utal.
Here’s one of my favorurite. (As if they all aren’t individually ‘one of my favourites’!)
Isn’t it great, PF58? Perfect Saturday night comedy routine! At least it is for me.
My Favorite in MN…..June 2008
Memory Lane………..sports nut(ME) edition………. greatest interview EVA!!!!!!
This is one of my ALL TIME FAVS. POB’s speech after losing the PA to Hilary. Yesssss he concedes. But after that? WOW WOW WOW. I get chills every time I listen.
These pictures are absolutely lovely!
Another in my TOP 5. PBO talking trash while beating Clark Kellog in H-O-R-S-E during the Final Four “WET” 2:00 Min mark is when it gets fun
With Marv Albert during NBA All-Star weekend……. Trash talking the Round Mound of Rebound ” I’m curios is Charles’s(Barkley) swing ever got fixed”
I’ve always liked this interview. President Obama seemed so relaxed.
MEMORY LANE••► There’s just something about the Obamas
Hey bt, cat/mica/danny got your tongue?
A combination of Danny and Man U again coming up short, I would think.
In the @jpmorgan deal 9B goes 2 @USTreasury 4B goes 2 consumers. And it's immediate, rather than delayed trial that could take years.— Jovie (@Jovie46955305) October 20, 2013
Also criminal prosecution still on the table.
DOJ did good!
The fine would settle all potential civil action that might be taken against the bank in future but does not mean that criminal cases against individuals are ruled out, our correspondent adds.
JP Morgan had initially aimed to persuade US justice department officials to drop the criminal investigation but the attorney general ruled that out, reports said.
Yup. An overall win, which would have never happened if mittbot had won.
bang, bang, bang
open up, danny’s pals are waiting for him.
bt, welcome to your future.
I was late hearing this one – but stayed with me ever since
Say hello to Danny!
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