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This and That

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President Obama greets spectators after speaking about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House

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Help me out here – what’s going on with this? Why was it denied that it happened? …

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112 Responses to “This and That”


  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    October 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Me.

    • October 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Yes, you!!!! :lol: Hiya legend!

      • 3 jacquelineoboomer
        October 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

        Both of ya are legends! (Not sure if you’ve had time, but did ya see my DM, Chips?)

      • 6 utaustinliberal
        October 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

        Hey Chiparoo, regarding Pete Sessions telling Pres. Obama that “I cannot stand to look at you.” and Pres. Obama’s classy response to him, I’m guessing the white house denied it because they just don’t want the media cycle to be hijacked by another story in addition to the media’s ridiculous “ObamaCare Glitch Gate.”

        • October 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm

          Thanks UT! I’m still catching up on this, only saw that Jay Carney denied it happened – but he must have known others would come up out and back up the truth of Durbin’s claims? And why not expose these racists ****ers, rather than confirm the truth of the story?

          • 8 hopefruit2
            October 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm

            That’s what I’m not understanding. Jay Carney STILL denied it happened today. He said there was a miscommunication on some “readout” of the private convo, but the actual words were misquoted. If Carney is denying something that is true, wouldn’t it have the opposite effect of prolonging the story in the media? Meanwhile, I haven’t heard anything directly from Harry Reid – only a bunch of anonymous Democratic Senators (besides Durbin). If the PBO told them not to report what happened, why are they coming out with it in this drip-drip manner?

            In any event, this specific incident is really a red herring and more of a distraction from the bigger issue of general hatred (on the right AND left) for our President, mostly because of his race combined with his competence and general superiority.

            • October 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm

              I’m still way behind on this story Hopefruit, so honestly don’t know the truth of it. If it happened, though, I just don’t think it should be denied, we know they speak among themselves like this, but to say this to the President’s face? I feel physically ill.

              • 10 hopefruit2
                October 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

                I agree that if it happened, it should not be denied.
                I’m not sure why PBO or Jay Carney would lie about a simple thing like that, knowing that the truth is going to get out.

                But I also have some serious issues about the way this story came out…drip, drip..drip, and only today we’re finding out the name of the person who supposedly made the remark. Up to last night folks were speculating that it was Eric Cantor. And folks are still speculating today about what was actually said.

                • October 24, 2013 at 3:01 pm

                  Most definitely needs to be cleared up Hopefruit, too much confusion, too serious for it not to be clarified by those who were there.

                  • 12 hopefruit2
                    October 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm

                    Indeed, and that’s all I’m saying. If Durbin was convinced of this and felt that the disrespect needed to be addressed head-on, then why didn’t he from the get go say exactly who it was? Ditto for Harry Reid – who has yet to speak directly about this issue, but whose name is appearing all over the place in the media reports of the incident.

                    If PBO told them that he didn’t think this was important and they should not report about it further, then they should have either respected his wishes, or defied him and bring it out FULLY in the open and state their exact reasons for doing so. Don’t allow the thing to fester as a rumor, with so many “unnamed sources” and “aides” bearing second and third-hand info. That’s just playing into the MSM’s hands and giving them a distraction that they badly wanted. Next week the ACA website will no longer be an issue, will this be the new narrative du jour?

            • 13 dotster3
              October 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm

              It sounded to me like whomever was doing the readout—-reporting on the Repub session with PBO to the Dems—-may have paraphrased Sessions insult? Like maybe Sessions said “I cannot stand that you are the president. I hate everything you stand for”, instead of the exact words quoted. Because—-all they keep saying was that the quote was “inaccurate” and that there was a “miscommunication” between the readout person and the Dems present.

              • 14 hopefruit2
                October 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm

                The problem is that no one seems to know what was said, and who said what, and the so-called sources are not coming forth and directly speaking. EVERY report is coming from the media. Where is Harry Reid on this matter?

  2. October 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Yet another fine thread, Chips!! Thank you!!

    Yes WE Can

  3. 19 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    GA, TOD!

  4. 20 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 24, 2013 at 2:07 pm
  5. 22 dotster3
    October 24, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    msnbc reporting there is an active shooting situation on Navy base in Tn., 2 to 4 people shot

  6. October 24, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I brought this over from the last thread. I hope you don’t mind, but I didn’t realize everyone had left me behind….again. :)
    I know few will agree with me, but the confrontation with Sessions is being handled ass-backwards. If ever there was an opportunity for the President to have a “teaching moment” that was it. This “highroad” bullshit is for the birds. He is the President of the United States; the most powerful man in the world and he needs to grab that mantle with both hands. As for being perceived as “the angry Black man”…who cares. He ought to be one by now.

    On another note, I’m am so completely sick of the hypocrisy of the Republicans with regard to the launch of ObamaCare. I am equally disheartened by my Democrats who fail to remind Republicans, at every opportunity they get about the troubled rollout of Medicare PartD. In case you are unaware or need a refresher, I put up a short piece this morning to refresh everyone’s memory.

    http://thepoliticalpragmatic.blogspot.com/2013/10/even-obamacare-hysteria-is-partisan.html

    Reply

    • 26 carolyn
      October 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      In this instance, I don’t think this is a ‘teachable moment” for the president. We like the other Democrats have put entirely too much on him. The best thing he can do is go on with his grace and dignity intact. Someone else should step up at this moment……actually, a Republican should step up, but of course we know one won’t.
      I read Jason Easley’s article about this on POLITICUSUSA, and the comments show that people know who was right in this and who is absolutely evil. Several said they wish some time he’d just lash out and tell them what for, but then that same person will say, NO, he carries himself with dignity and grace, and by doing so just shows Sessions up for what he is. One person said that by his very comment, he just sent it back onto Sessions.
      As far as Jay Carney and his statements, this is an immensely uncomfortable and provocative topic….you can tell by his answers he doesn’t even want to dignify it by answering.
      Sessions is the one who needs to own up, call a press conference and publicly apologize. That is the only way to handle this.

      • 27 carolyn
        October 24, 2013 at 2:37 pm

        Bob, Nerdywonka….champion tweeters…..I don’t tweet, but think this is an opportunity for a good hashtag and message calling for Sessions to apologize publicly. Wouldn’t that be a worthwhile campaign?

        • 28 hopefruit2
          October 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm

          I would like to see Harry Reid come out and say exactly what happened. Or else it didn’t happen and we need to move on because there are much bigger issues than this one incident. The media is using this as a red herring and trying to create a problem for PBO, the WH and PBO supporters – get Dems fighting among themselves, mad at the WH, mad at the Democrats….I’ve seen this movie before, and I’m not about to go down that path when we have Immigration reform to deal with in the coming weeks.

    • 29 hopefruit2
      October 24, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      In 2013, we should not place the burden of “teaching America” singularly on the President who is supposedly the target of all this vitriol. It’s up to us to “grab that mantle with both hands” and call it as it is.

      First of all, we do not know what exactly went on – because the media is not reporting accurately – they keep citing unnamed Dem sources just to maintain an air of gossip and speculation. I have not seen Durbin or Harry Reid, or any of the so-called Dem Senators DIRECTLY say anything about what supposedly took place. Everything is coming from the media so far. Why are we only hearing Sessions’ name today – when this story supposedly had been out for more than a week? Why didn’t the Dems just come out and name the said GOPer who was guilty of addressing PBO in that fashion?

      Secondly

      • October 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm

        As I said, I didn’t expect anyone to agree with me. A “teaching moment” need not imply that the President calls a press conference. As for an apology from Sessions…Please! Do we really require yet another half-baked, phony claim of recrimination? I don’t. Of course, all of this assumes somewhere there is an element of truth in the story.

        • 31 carolyn
          October 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm

          Living in Oklahoma, next to Texas, this story has a total ring of truth about it. The unusual thing is that Sessions, if he did so, said this to the President’s face. My experience in this part of the country has been, “sweet” to your face, then stab you in the back. However, I can well imagine a person from this location feeling this way and saying this.
          I think there is one person who should speak up about all this race baiting and disrespect to the president from Republicans; not just this instance, but the chronic behavior. That person is…..now hear me out, G.W.Bush. He has been president, he should know what comes with the office; he is a Republican, he is from Texas, and he is from Sessions’ district. Until someone of his stature within the right wing of the populace, says something, this cancer will continue.
          One reason people were so ready to accept this statement is because it is in line with what we hear every day. Of course Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity and others say this in the protected location of radio and TV, but these people give legitimacy to others, and finally, someone in Congress “slipped” and said it to the President. I for one do not doubt this story. I live here.

          • October 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm

            Agree with you Carolyn.

            I hope GWB has the guts to come out and publicly admonish Sessions. Such behavior by a public servant, someone who represents Texas voters must condemned.

            GWBush harmed this country in so many ways during his disastrous 8 years. It’s the least he can do. I hope that Condi is on the phone right now with him, encouraging him to speak out.

  7. October 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    #USANotKochville

    Yes WE Can

  8. 35 dotster3
    October 24, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    So the Ma. teacher was killed because she saw the killer student drawing while she was teaching a lesson in their last period algebra class and asked him to stay after school. Students in the class reported that she wanted to make sure he understood that day’s lesson, since he was not paying attention, before the test this week. Wow—–unbelievable. That is beyond pitiful. 2 math teachers killed this week by students—-sad and tragic state of affairs—-and an 11 yr. old shows up at school with a gun and 400 rounds of ammo. Troubling times, lots of troubled, damaged kids.

    • 36 99ts
      October 24, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      The world is full of troubled kids – I don’t think that has changed in 100 years – I can still see my 12 year old turning from a sane loveable rational daughter into a mixed up, misunderstood, hate everyone person the day she turned 13. She hated some of her teachers and life was never “fair”. But she never, ever, had access to a gun – nor (to the best of my knowledge) did anyone else at her school.

      I can’t get past seeing the problem as the guns – not the people – but I don’t live where it is an issue – so maybe I just don’t understand.

      • 37 dotster3
        October 24, 2013 at 5:09 pm

        except this most recent teacher killing was done with a box cutter. I know there’s always been troubled kids, but so many now seem to be operating with uncontrollable anger and on the edge of calamity. Something’s wrong in their backgrounds, a failure, or failures, somewhere. And of course, in most cases it’s the easy access to guns that causes the tragic outcomes—-a huge influx of guns everywhere. Before everyone had a gun in their pants, disputes used to be settled “out back” or on the playground when some dispute got out of hand. The worst that could happen is someone ended up with a black eye. Now—-bang bang!

  9. 38 Jovie
    October 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Naval base copy cat shooting again.

    I know what we should do?
    Nothing at all like usual !
    Hand out guns and Tommy guns to every household.
    Violent country !

  10. 39 57andfemale
    October 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Again?!?!

  11. 40 amk for obama
    October 24, 2013 at 2:37 pm
  12. 43 amk for obama
    October 24, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    • 44 Nena20409
      October 24, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      To the SCOTUS under John Roberts as the Chief Justice, Settled laws are No longer respected as settled law. Hence have had…Citizen United. We have had Gun laws interpretations changed. Then more ruling siding with Corporations over people. Look at the VRA and the ruling on ACA and how those two rulings have changed the landscape already.

      Unfortunately with each yr that Scalia, Kennedy or Thomas remain…..the Alito/Roberts alignment would continue to change settled laws unchallenged.

    • 45 a4alice
      October 24, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      excellent reasoning. this is untenable.

  13. 46 Vicki
    October 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    A top editor for the NY Times is leaving the Times and going to Politico. This will be surprising news only to people still confused about the Times being a “liberal” paper.
    It isn’t anything but a Corporate Gossip and Agenda delivery system.
    Despite what the RWNJs say.

    My personal awakening about the worthlessness and agenda of the Times came on March 11, 2009. Most newspapers across the country had “Health Care Law Signed” and big happy photos on their front pages. Even Rupert Murdoch’s NYPost celebrated.

    The NY Times, on the other hand, had a small article on page 17. Worthless, graceless and shameless

  14. 47 hopefruit2
    October 24, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    And here is TPM’s headline, no reference to the year (2006) or the President at the time(GWB), but a big front pic of PBO…

  15. 50 Bill R.
    October 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I see random reports that Healthcare.gov is doing much better. Anyone confirm that?

  16. 55 hopefruit2
    October 24, 2013 at 3:26 pm
  17. 57 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm
    • October 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Amusing article, Alycee. But you and I both know that Corbett is a corrupt, incompetent, unmitigated ass who has to be forcibly shown the door next November.

      • 59 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        October 24, 2013 at 5:47 pm

        My plan is to show him the door; however, we have a potential ‘PUMA’ situation brewing now that McCord has entered the race.

  18. 60 hopefruit2
    October 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Paging Chris Hayes….

  19. 61 hopefruit2
    October 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm
  20. 63 MightyPamela
    October 24, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Y’all! Which thread am I on? I have no idea and no time to check! Big hugs al around – and off she goes! ;)

  21. 64 Ladyhawke
    October 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    GOP Refuses To Shut Down Unpopular War On Health Care Reform

    BY BRIDGE PROJECT

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    Summary

    On Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is holding a hearing on the glitches in the Affordable Care Act’s recently launched insurance marketplaces. A memo from the committee’s Republican majority contends that the rollout “has been fraught with significant problems that are leading to major delays for Americans attempting to shop for health coverage.” However, a look back at President Bush’s Medicare Part D expansion shows Republicans –including some of the very same committee members holding today’s hearing – defending the need to give new health care programs enough time to succeed. For example, as then-Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX) said, “This is a huge undertaking and there are going to be glitches.”

    While the past conduct of these Republican committee members makes it abundantly clear that today’s hearing has nothing to do with improving people’s access to health care, the overall record of Republicans in Congress provides even more evidence that they are not genuinely concerned with the difficulties of obtaining health insurance. House Republicans have voted nearly 50 times to repeal or defund the Affordable Care Act without offering any realistic replacement. Furthermore, Republicans have repeatedly approved radical budget proposals that would privatize Medicare and gut health care programs for children and the poor.

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    http://bridgeproject.com/?reads_detail&id=64&sort=0

  22. 65 Jovie
    October 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    She really likes to wax poet on her position to this, now saying nobody should get a free pass.
    Go to hell Krystal!

    • 66 Jovie
      October 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Also , Believe it or not Karen Finney is a good democrat.

    • 67 Linda
      October 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      That entire show stinks……

      • 68 carolyn
        October 24, 2013 at 4:19 pm

        So glad I don’t watch MSNBC ever in the afternoon. We’re down to Rev. Al during the local sports segment, and LOD sometimes, especially the rewrite.

    • 69 dotster3
      October 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      A tad harsh. I wish she would concentrate on a different subject, but she was expressing anger at the “rocky roll out” because it gave additional ammunition to the Repubs, who had been screaming “train wreck” for months, even before ACA launched.

  23. 70 Nena20409
    October 24, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Jay “Clark Kent” Carney’s 10-24-13 WH Presser on C-SPAN

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/315837-2

  24. 71 Nena20409
    October 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/report-white-house-deputy-chief-of-staff-source-of-erroneous-quote

    ERRONEOUS? This is just bastardized headline.

    Session said it. The WH just don’t to engage in Defending POTUS over racist comments. They didn’t engage during You Lie comments in 2009.
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    Senior administration officials told CNN that Sessions “was expressing frustration with the situation, not with President Obama”:

    White House officials would not comment on whether Rob Nabors misunderstood what Sessions said or whether he just communicated the story to Senate Democrats in a less than optimal way. Nabors could not be reached for comment.

  25. 72 Ladyhawke
    October 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    ICYMI – NANCY SMASH IN RARE FORM SCHOOLING THE MEDIA

    Rep. Pelosi Holds Weekly Legislative Briefing

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    WASHINGTON, DC
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds her weekly briefing with the Capitol press corps. She discusses the government shutdown and additional related issues.

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    http://www.c-span.org/Events/Rep-Pelosi-Holds-Weekly-Legislative-Briefing/10737442253-1/

  26. 74 Nena20409
    October 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/gop-medicare-part-d-obamacare

    The GOP in 2006 after the problems with Medicare Part D rollout went belly up.

    A few weeks into the launch of the most sweeping health care reform law in a generation, John Boehner declared that the implementation was a disaster.

    “The implementation,” the Republican leader said, “has been horrendous. We’ve made it far more complicated than it should be.”

    Boehner, of course, was talking about the rollout of the new Medicare prescription drug benefit — known as Part D — enacted in 2003 by President George W. Bush. He discussed the implementation woes during a Feb. 6, 2006 appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” on his fifth day as House majority leader.

  27. October 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Just wanted to add a little good news to the day’s frustrations with the media and Congress. Last night our county held it’s last full Democratic committee meeting before the election and I have to say that I have never seen a more energized, organized group of local candidates in all the years I’ve been going to these events. It’s as if all the OFA training people got during the presidential election years has finally paid off. Candidates are relentlessly knocking on doors and holding phone banks. They’re building their volunteer forces, continually interacting with voters, going on our local radio station, punching out low-cost ads, and getting the word out. It’s gotten so that normally complacent local Republicans are feeling nervous and have sent out e-mails to their committee members that Democrats are threatening THEIR seats. One of our Latino candidates actually signed up 150 new voters in the days before the deadline–a number that could make all the difference in a tight election. I don’t know if any of this will add up to wins on election day because we’re still facing Republican majorities here, but there’s new energy and professionalism among Democrats–I see it and feel it and I can visualize it building in 2014 as the governor’s race looms and House seats come up and the prospect of a win seem brighter. Off year elections and mid terms have always been about waking Democrats up and this doesn’t feel like your ordinary sleepy off year. When Democrats wake up and vote, people win. Wish us luck.

    • 76 cookemom
      October 24, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Excellent jackiegrumbacher!!! Now this is news we can use!! Keep up the good work. Activism at its best.

    • 77 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      October 24, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Outstanding Jackie. I pray that we do well in my county. While we’ve finally gone ‘BLUE’, we are also known for not turning out in off years. Doing my bit to try to change that.

      My biggest concern is 2014. We’ve yet to ID a candidate for PA-07; a seat ripe for picking! Wish I were in better health — I’d run…

      • October 24, 2013 at 5:52 pm

        Alycee, keep trying on the candidate. Have you enlisted the help of you local Democratic Committee chairman, called the PA Democratic party or the DCCC. I’ve started calling potential candidates on my own and got one “who’s thinking about it.” I told him that we cannot let ANY Republican seat go unchallenged.

    • 79 a4alice
      October 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      excellent Jackie! That’s great news! :D

  28. 80 Ladyhawke
    October 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Jack Berlin ‏@jackaberlin 2h

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    Agendas:

    Dems
    1. #ACA
    2. #ImmigrationReform
    3. #jobs bill
    4. #gunsense
    5. #LGBT rights

    GOP:
    1. Vote No
    2. Complain nothing getting done

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    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin

  29. 81 Nena20409
    October 24, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    When I lived in MD….I disliked the WashTimes with passion. I read the Baltimore Sun and WashPost.

    This was before the Moon takeover of the WashTimes.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/24/number-us-homeless-students-record-level-report/

    According to the U.S. Department of Education, in the 2011-2012 school year some 1,168,354 children ranging from preschool to 12th grade were without a home. That figure represents an overall increase of 72 percent since before the start of the global economic downturn in 2007.
    A total of 43 states reported increases in the number of homeless students from last year. Among the states with the most drastic increases were Maine (58 percent), North Carolina (53 percent) and Michigan (42 percent).

  30. 82 vcprezofan2
    October 24, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    21,944,436 hits!

    I’m back…..until my next ‘estimator’ gets here. He’s 15mins late, which may mean I won’t choose him for the job. We’ll see

    • 83 cookemom
      October 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      oh dear are we at it again? I’m calling a contractor tomorrow to get started on plaster work, stripping wall paper, and painting 2 bedrooms and hallway. Like minds and all that. This time last year, I was knee deep in kitchen remodel. Even though I love the new kitchen, I will not let this new project go on forever, and ever, and ev……

      • 84 vcprezofan2
        October 24, 2013 at 5:28 pm

        Ahem! *cough* *cough* I’m trying to be ‘proactive’ – called for an estimate re waterproofing the basement. (Yes, I know, that was last winter’s problem-o, but I never did follow through once I dried it out, had the sump pump fixed and bought a dehumidifier, etc. etc.). It never happened again, even with the big spring thaw, but I figure I’d better have it sealed BEFORE winter rolls in. :grin:

      • 85 vcprezofan2
        October 24, 2013 at 5:33 pm

        My kitchen’s done too, but now I’m faced with the powder room that was supposed to be completed at the end of the other stuff last time. New sink, cabinet & etc, have been sitting in the garage since last year, but contractor of record is too busy elsewhere, AND my money tree did not provide the expected yield. Probably affected by the droughts of summer. I bet I could get him back IF the tree suddenly burst into blooms. ;) ;)

        • 86 cookemom
          October 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm

          Well good luck, I did the powder room along with the kitchen. I tossed a coin on bedrooms/hallway and basement. The bedrooms won, cause I figure it’s getting ever more important to get my beauty rest on a grander scale. Not to mention a near ceiling cave in from the bad roof that was finally replaced. I don’t know though, cause 2 of my neighbors had their basements all did up from the outside with all kind of drain pipes. It’ll be just my luck to get their run-off. Well maybe by spring, the money tree will blossom in time to have a dry basement before the April showers.

          • 87 vcprezofan2
            October 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm

            TY. GL to you too. We really are switching off, because I did the bedrooms when I did the upstairs flooring. Oh well, the ‘joys’ of whatever it is we are doing! :grin:

            BTW he hasn’t shown up, or phoned…yet, so I guess his sometime after 4:30 means anywhere up to midnight. You can bet I won’t be choosing **him**, but if he does show up soon it will give me a comparable price to the guy who came this morning. They both advertised ‘will beat competitor’s price’, so he may be of some use after all.

  31. 88 Jovie
    October 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm
  32. 89 a4alice
    October 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I’m thanking Frank Pallone for standing up to these yahoo’s in that hearing. what a bunch of asshats.

  33. 92 Ladyhawke
    October 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Republicans have now entered the Hypocrisy Zone on the Obamacare

    You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead— your next stop, the Hypocrisy Zone!

    by Eclectablog

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    Things have really gotten hypocritically bizarre in Republican attempts to undermine the Affordable Care Act. Pundits across the country are outwardly laughing at the GOP’s about face. Where they once demonized, impeded, and attempted to destroy the new health insurance law, they are now displaying faux poutrage that it isn’t rolling out perfectly, even to the point of holding Congressional hearings on it. Americans United for Change expresses it perfectly in an email today titled “Spare Us the Crocodile Tears, Congressmen Upton, Rogers”:

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    http://www.eclectablog.com/2013/10/republicans-have-now-entered-the-hypocrisy-zone-on-the-obamacare.html

  34. 94 dotster3
    October 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Spoiler alert—–FOX and hate radio. Jonathan Capehart interviews a real doozy in N.C.—-

  35. 95 Jovie
    October 24, 2013 at 5:27 pm
  36. 97 dotster3
    October 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    The woman who was tragically shot after the car chase in D.C. appears to have been seriously mentally ill and probably should have been hospitalized, according to release of Ct. police reports. She called herself the “prophet of Stamford”, said she was in constant communication with PBO, that he had her home under electronic surveillance and was feeding it to all the national news outlets. ETC.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-capitol-hill-shooting-miriam-carey-20131024,0,7399941.story

  37. October 24, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Welp, I think the stress of the past few weeks have done it to me. I have a nasty cold now. Stayed home from work and slept in until noon. And I think I’m heading back to bed.

  38. 99 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 24, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Sometimes the STUPID is just tooooooooo much!

    In a FB group someone posted a link to a Washington Times(rwnrag) article entitled “USMarines turn up noses at Obama’s new ‘girly’ hats. Of course some folks were ready to go ‘hair on fire’

    1 person posted: “Yuck!!! Why would Obama make this a change?”

    I responded: “The President isn’t chairing the Uniform Board. Headline is totally misleading, as story does not support it…”

    Another retiree responded: “Are you kidding?? NO President has ever had a darned thing to do with our Marine uniforms. Who dreams up this BS??? This has been on the table with the uniform board for quite awhile. I personally think the cover is ugly on both men and women, but just like the President, I don’t get to vote.”

    Now, given the responses from two retirees and several others, that should have caused folks to pause and think; but nooooooooooo — the stupid continued.

    Got so bad that the FLOTMC (Commandant’s Wife) did a standalone post: “I’d like to address some questions I have been getting: the President in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover. We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: the former manufacturer went out of business. The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover.”

    And in response to her post, a person is still insisting that the President must have a hand in it! The stupid is too much to deal with…

    • 100 anniebella
      October 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Alycee, these are racists ass people who wouldn’t believe it if Jesus were to come down and say something nice about President Obama these people wouldn’t believe Jesus if he were to say something nice about Obama.

  39. October 24, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Very much want to see Leader Pelosi as Speaker again – and we can make that happen in Jan 2015 if we win on 4 Nov 2014.

    In the meantime, I think the person that would be acceptable to many of the Rs who voted to end the shutdown is Rep John Dingell and that is why I’m suggesting him as the Speaker of a coalition of Rs & Ds that form a working majority from now until the end of the #113th Congress.

    #FORWARD

  40. 104 dotster3
    October 24, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    This is unbelievable—–woman goes for a prenatal dr. visit in Wi., ends up handcuffed and in jail

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/24/21117142-shackled-and-pregnant-wis-case-challenges-fetal-protection-law?lite

  41. 106 Nena20409
    October 24, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/americans-for-tax-reform-s-ellis-calls-tea-party-freaking-retarded

    Americans For Tax Reform Tax Policy Director Ryan Ellis said on Wednesday night that he’s starting to think tea party activists are “freaking retarded.”

    @freddoso I’ve gotta tell you, man, I’m starting to think these tea party activists are freaking retarded

    — Ryan Ellis (@RyanLEllis) October 24, 2013
    The tweet provoked ire from conservatives. Drew Ryun, the political director for the conservative Madison Project PAC issued a statement slamming Ellis.

    /////

    Hmm? Interesting.

  42. 107 Jovie
    October 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Better hurry! His show is at 7

  43. 108 dotster3
    October 24, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    She’s such a sweetie pie, isn’t she?

    • 109 99ts
      October 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      She creates hatred & bigotry wherever she goes – a door was opened for her (ensuring McCain’s legacy went up in her racist words) and she banged it shut so fast the repercussions are sadly, still being felt, Whenever Palin is in the news I think of Gabby Giffords and those who died when Gabby was attacked.

  44. 111 JER
    October 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm

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