Hola UT! I’m enjoying your blogging prowess!
Thanks Maryl1. Congrats on first!
I’m on the computer doing school stuff and happened to catch the email. At least this time I know I’m first!
Congrats on 1st maryl1. Is everyone having a good weekend so far? Just catching up on some programs missed this week. Another busy week next week. Year end close for one of the companies I am doing part time, not fun and it’s turning cold up here in the north. Yuk.
Ha! I know what you mean Roberta I’m just getting ready to light a fire in our wood stove as the sun is getting closer to setting and it is feeling a bit chilly.
Thanks UT for posting that cartoon. It is Spot On. Congrats on first Mary!
GA TOD. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend Preparring for Auburn game at 7:30…. here is some stuff I ran into on the interwebs
Google should roll out driverless cars in Saudi Arabia first. If women can't drive, nobody can..— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) October 26, 2013
Saudi women invoke Rosa Parks n.pr/1a6wSIP as they prepare to defy government with Saturday driving protest youtu.be/6miMkksxsZ0— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 26, 2013
Thank you, LP. This woman is speaking common sense. She is better protected in a car and she can get things done. I’m so glad to see Saudi women fighting back. It’s absurd for her to have to walk to accomplish basic tasks, like taking her daughter to school. I hope there will quickly come a time when Saudis will wonder what the fuss was all about. And hopefully that will trigger a discussion of why other freedoms are routinely denied Saudi women.
Indeed, Jackie. Reminds you what many take for granted here at home…..
This is humbling to me. I can get in car. I can go wherever the heck I want. No one harasses me because of my gender. The thought that this woman is doing something so basic to me ~ which is disallowed for her makes me thankful I live here and I admire her bravery. For such a simple thing. Driving. Gah.
So well said, Alice. I can’t even imagine what suppression of that type must feel like day-to-day.
Thank yoooooooooooou UT!!!
I see Man U woke themselves up and decided to play today huh?
My head was pounding at the end of it UT, there’s only so much more of this football stress I can take. I mean, Stoke at home? Gawd.
I tuned in and saw Stoke leading 2 -1 in Man United at Old Trafford and my jaw dropped. Chelsea faces Man City tomorrow and I’m girding my loins and wishing for the best.
Danny was giving me a “huh? you support these losers?” kind of look.
Chelsea v City is impossible for me, I want both to lose
After everything I’ve done for you? Flying you around the world in style? Giving you one gazillion dollars? Sending Danny, gorgeous Chelsea kits? You choose to repay me like this?
Ok. Off to go do the ‘May Manchester United Lose All Games’ dance.
Can’t wait for Danny’s shirt to arrive:
Way to go, Maryl!
.@ForeignPolicy OpEd by #SecKerry on #Syria: Aid workers must have access. World cannot sit by watching innocents die goo.gl/AYhxb0— Department of State (@StateDept) October 25, 2013
Meet the De Blasios. @nymag cover http://t.co/NAYi4ot9YA— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) October 26, 2013
Precious Moment. Lovely.
Congrats of first, Maryl1! ………………this is a must read! Take a few minutes to read about our incredible, caring, President….. no words
The President's Devotional: What @BarackObama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown,CT huff.to/1atJ8qM via @joshuadubois http://t.co/7Bi7yXcYg9— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 26, 2013
…I went downstairs to greet President Obama when he arrived, and I provided an overview of the situation. “Two families per classroom . . . The first is . . . and their child was . . . The second is . . . and their child was . . . We’ll tell you the rest as you go.”
The president took a deep breath and steeled himself, and went into the first classroom. And what happened next I’ll never forget.
I’m doing homework, sort of. But really, barring strange and unforeseen circumstances, any weekend is a good weekend. It’s getting cold here too. I can’t believe next week is Halloween!
Sorry, this was meant for Roberta, way up thread!
I read that this morning. It’s powerful and I can’t wait to read the whole book!
I’m on a waiting list at my Public Library….. queue #14
I initially didn’t like the thought of this book, and this guy who has written a book about something do personal for this President. But, as I was reading thus excerpt, I was actually quite grateful for this glimpse into President Obama’s private world. I can’t even imagine how the President survived that Newtown tragedy. This article speaks to his compassion, his character and his source of strength. He’s amazing, and we’re lucky to be witnessing this time of his life.
I do not know if you missed it, but in his article on the Daily Beast, the author says he asked PBO for permission and that POTUS approved all the content of the book.
Video: Indian tribal leaders promote Affordable Care Act on reservations alj.am/1eVXvFk— Al Jazeera America (@ajam) October 26, 2013
Love that, terrific!
In the past (before Jan 20, 2009), MSM loved doing feel-good stories about real people benefiting from whatever it is they were reporting on.
Now? There’s 30 million stories of uninsured and underinsured people available, yet “reporters” can’t be bothered to leave their climate-controlled offices to speak to a few people.
Such a missed opportunity to provide information about the richness of American society (not just those who work at corporate offices).
I tried looking for a twitter handle for the hospital guy and the guy who they interviewed on the tribal council. The ACA would be a big help to anyone living in one of the Indian Nations.
may be we can ask the AJAM reporter for this information;
I sent the reporter thanks for highlighting this benefit to the First Americans
oh good idea global. see what I can dig up
check out the graph of americans’ life expectancy since 1880. nearly continuous increase, but a notable leap after medicare and medicaid instituted in 1965. same thing will happen with obamacare, and long after any 3-week glitches are forgotten, our great grandchildren will see the graph showing the obamacare leap and remember this president.
U.S. life-expectancy since 1880. Note jump after 1965 Medicare and Medicaid established.
theatlantic.com/magazine/archi… http://t.co/8CRSb31uHi— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) October 26, 2013
wow! big mahalo arapaho!
My pleasure, Susanne.
We’re now entering that part of the year that US mainlanders think longingly of the Hawaiian tropics.
Know you used to live in Santa Fe; here’s how the prolonged drought is affecting their largest reservoir:
NASA images show effects of severe drought on New Mexico’s largest reservoir #costofcarbon #climate twitpic.com/dihdyx— Jim Harris (@JimHarris) October 23, 2013
The bright side in NM is that the government is hiring:
“@LatPoliticalAve: NM struggles to fill vacant government positions santafenewmexican.com/news/local_new… via @thenewmexican” gorgeous place and…jobs— Michael Coleman (@michaelcoleman) October 22, 2013
Wow….the 1994 and 2013 depictions are just harsh realities.
that map of elephant butte is horrifying–all the agriculture to the south of t-or-c depends on that reservoir. including farms in texas and mexico. glad to see, though, that martinez realizes she has to raise wages to attract workers! thanks for the new mexico update–now i think i need some red chile….
very informative article – must be shared
Expanding Medicaid would cut South Dakota uninsurance rate by more than half ampr.gs/Hb3UBe via @thinkprogress— American Progress (@amprog) October 26, 2013
#IOWA IOWA Today's @nydailynews cover once again takes a big jab at John Boehner (and Ted Cruz) http://t.co/EKoDvmNMha— Larry (@crazylary51) October 26, 2013
This is GOOD!
It sure looks like the Daily News found who Boehner was praying to during 17 days his captor was squeezing life off his humanity? His master…..Rafael Edward Cruz.
Is the "PHOTO ID" the new "POLL TAX?"………… http://t.co/UOTjzq9C9u— The Fighting Liberal (@texyellowdogdem) October 26, 2013
If any of you would like to read some really insightful writing on the intelligence community, I recommend you follow this blog: http://20committee.com/
Congrats on 1st Mary!!!!
Thanks, Bob! I read the first article there – very interesting! I’ve put it on my reading list, but haven’t a clue as to how I’ll find the time to keep up with it!
thx for the recommend Bob!
Tell your friends: #Obamacare is helping young people afford health insurance. (via @OFATruthTeam) http://t.co/s9QHilsSjO— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 25, 2013
Finished watching “Dateline London” on BBC. The first topic was about the latest NSA revelations concerning spying on European leaders. The journalists on it—including a German—basically said the Europeans were crying “crocodile tears”. Everyone spies on everyone else, especially in the economic realm. The French are notorious for being industrial spies. And they made the point that the successes enjoyed by the NSA against terrorists in the hoovering of metadata won’t be bandied about because, duh, they’re secret. They also made the point that all the governments are more or less behaving like adults. Trade deals are still being negotiated, and cooperation between intelligence agencies continues. They were somewhat amused by Dilma Roussef’s cancelling of the state dinner over NSA spying.
The ‘outrage’ over this really is comical. Superpower spies on other powers? Shocking.
I know it was a while back, but ever since the French blew up the Greenpeace boat, I struggle to listen to any of their leaders moralizing about anything.
How are you doing LL? Feeling any better?
feeling a smidge better. Last night was AWFUL. Somehow I suffered through a sinus headache until 3 a.m. until I decided to get up and take something. But right now I can breathe. I’m tired, but functional.
Oh boy, you really have a horrible cold/flu, you’re being afflicted with a bit of everything. An early night for you Mister, you need to catch up on that lost sleep.
Well, the missus went to a party to which I was invited as well. But there was no way I was going to go after the past few days. So it’s me, Stewie, the cats, and various UK channels. (Yay piracy!) So I’ll have to wait until she gets home to hit the hay, around 9-ish.
I’ve thought several times…shortly and lightly…about Roussef’s canceling of the state dinner, and decided she did the President a favor. Just think of the hullabaloo and imprecations it he and FLOTUS had had a state dinner in the middle of the shutdown, or shortly thereafter. WASTING MONEY!!!!! My, my, the gnashing of teeth and tearing of shirts!
Roussef missed an opportunity to be in the world spotlight and look gracious and presidential and important. C’est la vie!
Of course these are crocodile tears from the Europeans….they invented spying on each other! It’s been going on since the Vikings went back north.
It really is silly. And as the journalists said, the Euros will cry their crocodile tears, the US will appear to be contrite, and all will go on as normal.
What one of them said was quite amusing: any moderately numerate teenager could probably hack into Merkel’s cell phone. Spying ain’t what it used to be.
Couldn’t agree with you more, Carolyn.
Methinks President Obama’s guardian angel was sitting on his shoulder with the Snowdenwald overreach.
A state dinner in the middle of the October #GOPshutdown would have given our feckless and biased MSM a real opportunity to cheerlead on behalf of the GOP.
I don’t know how much of this true, but it is true that MSM is parroting this “surveillance” without letting their audience know the documents were dated at the time Barack Obama was an Illinois state Senator. Online and print articles do mention 2006, but in a glancing fashion, as if the date of what they’re “reporting” on has no relevance at all.
Latest Snowden Document Dated 2006; Why That Date Makes it Irrelevant: pleasecutthecrap.com/latest-snowden…— Milt Shook (@MiltShook) October 26, 2013
Just to let them know, we know ….
@PressSec @Pfeiffer44 @vj44 We know #PBO was a State Senator when #GWB's #NSA SIGINT acts revealed by #TraitorSnowden pleasecutthecrap.com/latest-snowden…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 26, 2013
Small correction: He was a U.S. Senator.
Angela Merkel: “Once the seeds of mistrust have been sown it doesn’t facilitate our co-operation… it makes it more difficult”
In the end pragmatism out-pointed outrage. France and Germany have opted to talk with the Americans rather than preside over a rupture in transatlantic relations.
There is an underlying reality here: Both Germany and France’s intelligence services co-operate with the US closely in monitoring countries like Russia, China and Iran, and neither President Hollande nor Chancellor Merkel wants to change that.
The German chancellor was dismissive of suggestions that talks about a free trade deal be postponed until trust between Europe and the US had been restored. She was not prepared to delay a negotiation which promises such rich dividends.
Angela Merkel was asked whether she could trust the British and its intelligence agency GCHQ.
She sidestepped those questions and spoke about allies serving together in conflict without needing to worry about surveillance.
dilam was an idjit to be taken by the greenwald scam.
The idea that Europe, which I’m damned sure spies on us in some fashion (as I said, France is notorious for being industrial spies), is going to cut off its nose to spite its face and freeze relations with the US is laughable. That really is what GiGi and Snowden and their paymasters in Moscow are after: to isolate the US internationally. It’s so bloody transparent and obvious.
thankyou for telling us about this LL and thanks to others for commenting. When I first heard about this story I just thought “oh that’s stupid everybody does this”. But then I wasn’t hearing any pushback only ‘OMG OMG this is horrible!’ Then I saw the first documents were from 2006 and was even more confused because what does this have to do with President Obama.
So now I’m thinking that I had the right of it all along.
As I posted yesterday before I collapsed, more elephant shit which PBO has to clean up from the previous administration.
And which the MSM enables.
Cannot believe the MSM are not able to recall just how bad it was when Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld were in power.
Hi, I know this isn’t relevant to Obamacare, but I’ve been studying many of the accomplishments of the Obama presidency lately on a variety of issues. Right now, I’m familiarizing myself with President Obama’s education policy, specifically Race to the Top. Does anyone have links to data regarding the impact of his policy, or links to op-eds explaining and/or supporting it? Thanks, and I hope this isn’t considered spam by the community here.
Have you checked wh.gov? They always have a lot of information on what the Admin is doing. A brief glance under “ISSUES” led me to this – which I haven’t read. I would guess you can find lots of info about their policies there. Good luck.
If you’re on Twitter, follow @ArneDuncan.
Otherwise, visit ed.gov. If you’ve lurked here before, it will come as no surprise to you that we have a deep-seated suspicion of the lazy MSM water-carriers for the GOP and the elite who want lower taxes for themselves only.
October is Connected Educator month. See also @arneduncan timeline for more.
ed.gov http://t.co/y62ucQrlkz— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) October 26, 2013
would check the following:
- Center for American Progress;
- States that received the extra money that was part of Race To The Top;
- NPR had a few reports (pro and con)
As we here all know this Admin is not a one-trick pony government; unlike the GOP our guys have their fingers in lots of pies. It’s been a while since *I* have read anything about the Solar Decathlon, which is apparently ongoing.
Training Clean Energy Leaders of the Future (Rebecca Matulka and Matty Greene) October 22, 2013
Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 wrapped up. Even though the sun has set at the Solar Decathlon village and students have gone home, their hard work is having a lasting effect on sustainable design and our nation’s clean energy leaders.
A two-year competition that challenges collegiate teams to build energy-efficient, solar-powered houses, the Solar Decathlon is a perfect example of how the Energy Department is training and inspiring the next generation of architects, engineers and entrepreneurs. Over the course of the competition, students gain hands-on experience in everything from fundraising and marketing to design and construction. Showcasing their houses to the general public allows students to get feedback on their designs and how they work in the real world — something that many of them would never get in the classroom.
I wanted to send out a quick message to the HHS Ms. Sebelius so that she can have some snappy comebacks to those who are asking her to “R” (sorry can’t use that word given all the massive obstruction she and her team have had to go through to get Obamacare to this point).
Genuine Public Servants don’t quit when the going gets tough. Rather they identify the hurdles and work very hard to correct the problems and overcome bottlenecks. I don’t know how to put this but she will need those snappy comebacks when the rabid rightwingers question her next week
@Sebelius hope u remind the eternal #Obamacare critics that public service is about solving problems 2 help ppl – especially when it is hard— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) October 26, 2013
@Sebelius TY 4 demonstrating that genuine public servants don't quit when going gets tough – rather identify #ObamaCare hurdles & work 2 fix— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) October 26, 2013
I think that’s great Global. Everyone needs a positive word or two! I hope she sees them!
yes, we all do need encouragement (I work best with positive incentive);
I also think people are forgetting how much work has already gone into getting Obamacare to this point (give all the challenges deliberately put in the way)
Insurers’ Stocks, Unhurt by the Dawn of the Health Care Law, via @nytimes nyti.ms/Hhqnwm— Jonathan Chevreau (@JonChevreau) October 26, 2013
Hi everyone! It’s a great Saturday in Chicago. Lots of sports tonight with the Bulls playing the Heat, Hawks against the Minnesota Wild and the 3rd game of the World Series. Having a few friends over to watch it all.
Not much going on in politics which is a nice change and the talking heads are trying to create news which is never a good thing. I think POTUS has a lot of things going on behind the scenes where he is building a plan for passing immigration and getting a budget deal worked out. I’m going to stay on the sidelines about all the screeching we will soon hear over “entitlements”. I don’t like that word used for social security and medicare but it isn’t exactly wrong as a person is “entitled” to it after paying for years. Oh well, I am confident it will all work out with POTUS in charge.
My son turned water into wine, but Coors Light turns beer into water.1— God (@TheTweetOfGod) October 21, 2013
I’m with God on this one—-Coors—-too watery, too Repub. No reason in the world to every buy or drink.
“I’m with God on this one”
Insurers’ Stocks, Unhurt by the Dawn of the Health Care Law By ANNA BERNASEK ~ Published: October 26, 2013
Consider the situation of health insurance providers.
Because they face new regulations intended to broaden coverage and limit profit-taking, some analysts have been concerned that profits will suffer. But in the run-up to the Affordable Care Act, stock market prices have told a different story.
Over the last 12 months, shares of the top five publicly traded health insurance companies — Aetna, WellPoint, UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Cigna — have increased by an average of 32 percent, while the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has risen by just 24 percent.
Strong profits in the current year, as growth slowed in overall health care costs, is one probable explanation for the outperformance by the group.
Via @americasvoice: 28 House Rs support immigration & citizenship: more than enough to pass a bill!! #timeisnow http://t.co/GtKjF3e4G7— Elianne Ramos (@ergeekgoddess) October 26, 2013
With less than three weeks to go in Congress’ 2013 legislative calendar, one Republican serving in a heavily Hispanic district has moved to join Democrats on immigration reform.
The Washington Post reported Saturday that Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) is ready to sign on with 185 of his House colleagues as a co-sponsor for a pathway to citizenship. The Senate passed an immigration reform bill in June with a strong 68-32 majority, but House Republican leaders have said it will not be considered without majority Republican support.
Only 185? There are 15 boneless dems again?
Yes…sadly. But there are enough GOPers who want the bill to pass…if his royal cry rusty John Boehner would allow an up or down vote.
Great news! Ha. Love it.
these gop congressional critters better step up and get this done with as minimum pain as possible – before the extremists caucus turns it anger on them (especially when Obamacare is no longer a source of fundraising dollars)
I wouldn’t trust Justin Amash any farther than I could throw him. Libertarian, self-centered, ideologue all the way.
@ajam @cnn. @BarackObama @msnbc @AP @Reuters— Jovie (@jovie_blacklab) October 26, 2013
This is simply awesome! Sebelius should know about this!
Yes, it would be so nice if all the news media covered the good news. But, alas, we have to do it ourselves.
I have this wishful feeling that by the time HHS Sec Kathleen S. testifies on Thursday next week…..the healthcare.gov would be almost glitch free. I hope she comes in and takes No prisoners……my devilish side at overtime now
that what I am hoping for too;
I was also suspicious that the end of Nov date that given out yesterday was just meant to be a long-term projection
Early voting has started. If you've been turned away because of your voter ID tell us about it ow.ly/qbIYi— ACLU of Texas (@ACLUTx) October 25, 2013
The women in TX need to overwhelm the voting booths and make huge noise on this discrimination…..to stop the suppression of their votes. In 1964 a law requiring that married women have their Maiden name as their middle name and now, their voting ID with their real middle name is wrong. The Constitution and the 19th amendment enshrined the rights of women to Vote.
Before now, I never heard of the 1964 law requiring use of maiden names as middle names. But – looking back – there were all kinds of dumbass laws back then, affecting women, and they continued for another decade or two or more. We have come “so far.” NOT.
49 yrs later?
That is why these backward lawmakers are bent on controlling our bodies. No Man is required to do this. This is costly and a huge burden. It needs to stop.
FOR THE RECORD: Not one to hero worship. But today, Rep. Frank Pallone made me stand up in my living room and clap. littlegreenfootballs.com/page/302687_De…— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 26, 2013
@lawalazu Love it. Bravo, @FrankPallone! Makes me want to move back to NJ!— (@JOBoomr) October 26, 2013
He was on Up with Steve Kornacki this AM. He was impressive there too.
He did a wonderful job against the lying TBGOPers.
Africa, great find and thank you for sharing. I am standing up and clapping now! This is the way Democrats should be defending this law. Thanks to Rep. Frank Pallone!
@TheJusticeDept @OFA The ONLY way #GOP efforts to turn America into #KOCHVILLE can succeed is by suppressing voters http://t.co/vUfGfYAOXS— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 26, 2013
Republicans still with the name-calling. "Sticks and stones will break our bones, but names will never hurt us" comes to mind. #VOTEDEMS2014— (@JOBoomr) October 26, 2013
Oopsie: Spying on Chancellor Merkel’s Phone Started Under Bush, Not Obama bit.ly/19ImjyP— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) October 26, 2013
More on immigration reform (I know this tweet looks odd — like I’m talking to myself — but it’s the only way I knew to link the two tweets, which would have been one without the 140 character limitation).
But key to what he says is that he’s the first Republican, but he won’t be the last. Think of Booman and Doctor BobFR educating the rest of us that the Dems effectively control the House. Which the DC echo-chamber MSM either willfully ignore or they’re too dimwitted to catch on.
@arapaho415 Jeff Denham's CA10 district includes much of the Central Valley, CA's fruit and vegetable basket for US. http://t.co/ZoI1DnOrAb— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) October 26, 2013
And, speaking of California:
While the federal government was shutdown for 17 days, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed 363 bills into law. buzzfeed.com/hunterschwarz/…— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) October 26, 2013
Hey up top or on the last thread LovelyP posted an article about Saudi women driving in protest today. I found a follow up article on my TL. I guess the police there set up roadblocks but that didn’t stop some of the women from driving. I say good for them.
Saudi officials set up roadblocks against women's 'drive-in' protest lat.ms/H9t0ju— Desert Beacon (@DesertBeacon) October 26, 2013
a4alice, this is where the Republicans want to take women back too.
SOME of the President’s proposals for immigration reform. Unlike GOPs, PBO and his Admin have plans for where they want to go
Streamlining Legal Immigration – http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/immigration/streamlining-immigration
Cut red tape for employers.
The proposal also eliminates the backlog for employment-sponsored immigration by eliminating annual country caps and adding additional visas to the system. Outdated legal immigration programs are reformed to meet current and future demands by exempting certain categories from annual visa limitations.
Create a “startup visa” for job-creating entrepreneurs.
The proposal allows foreign entrepreneurs who attract financing from U.S. investors or revenue from U.S. customers to start and grow their businesses in the United States, and to remain permanently if their companies grow further, create jobs for American workers, and strengthen our economy.
“Staple” green cards to advanced STEM diplomas.
The proposal encourages foreign graduate students educated in the United States to stay here and contribute to our economy by “stapling” a green card to the diplomas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) PhD and Master’s Degree graduates from qualified U.S. universities who have found employment in the United States. It also requires employers to pay a fee that will support education and training to grow the next generation of American workers in
ha. I had to chuckle when I saw this tweet from Austen G
go Obamacare! “@davidmwessel: The number of applicants to medical school up 6.1% to 48,014, surpassing 1996 record aamc.org/newsroom/newsr…”— Austan Goolsbee (@Austan_Goolsbee) October 26, 2013
The @nytimes endorses: "Bill de Blasio for Mayor." nytimes.com/2013/10/27/opi…— Bill de Blasio (@deBlasioNYC) October 26, 2013
Well, well, was it the New Yorker spread that Got the Editorial NYT to do the obvious? Hmm?
Congrats de Blasio. Just Days away.
Typical. They love to jump on the bandwagon after the ship has been built but take no part in helping to build the ship.
Hahaha – the NYT is irrelevant – they have turned into Palin – the only time they get it right is when they are late to endorse the obvious winner.
@AP_Politics U hear that Luis guiterrez— Jovie (@jovie_blacklab) October 26, 2013
GOP's Arrogance of Ignorance. They haven't a clue what HIPPA or #Obamacare is. Read it and weep. forbes.com/sites/rickunga… Oh, wow!!— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 26, 2013
As was famously said: Not all conservatives are stupid. But most stupid people are conservatives.
That is a brutal and righteous take down of that fool Barton … thanks for posting it africa!
More on the rock and the hard place the GOP find themselves in re: comprehensive immigration reform:
In last 14 elections going back to 1960, R nominee has come from AZ, CA, or TX 11 times. Modern GOP built in heavily Hispanic states. #CIR— Simon Rosenberg (@SimonWDC) October 26, 2013
Every Month 18K Hispanics become 18 yrs old.
CA, FL, NM and TX are now per 2010 census minority majority states.
Reality is undeniable even for the hard right.
Yep! The #GOP is dead in CA for at least a generation. With Wendy Davis TX could well turn blue way sooner than expected. When that happens the #GOP will have lost TX for at least a generation. Wonder how long before the #GOP in AZ will suffer a fate they definitely deserve.
Can’t come soon enough for me!!! That said, we have 5 Dem reps and 4 RWNJ reps (mine being in THIS column!)….when this place FINALLY GETS A CLUE as to who’s been lying to them and screwing them over all these years…I’ll dance in the street:) In the meantime, I’m braindead right now…3 hours of math, sitting for 3 straight hours….left me wiped out today…..time for a quick power nap, I think.
What a wonderful mentor you are, df, to spend that much time and focus helping others – on your Birthday. Truly admirable.
A link to US size and population
What’s all this? Eh? Y’all have been par-taying all day without MP? Well now, say what?!
Hi MightyP!!! Hope you are having a bit better of a day, today.
h/t to africa … see up thread ….
Hi @WendyDavisTexas #RepBarton's display of total lack of understanding of #HIPPA & #Obamacare deserves highlighting. forbes.com/sites/rickunga…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 26, 2013
Yes We Can
Let's get one thing straight. The ACA website is up & running for many thousands of people with no glitches at all. Stop all the negativity.— JFK (@JFKimberley) October 26, 2013
positive Obamacare stories need to be pushed because the echo chamber is stuck in “glitch” hysteria
CNN Shows How Hard It Is For Wisconsin Poors To Sign Up For Obamacare, ‘Forgets’ To Mention Walker’s Medicaid Cuts wonkette.com/#TGwSreMQ20eDl…— (@Wonkette) October 26, 2013
TeaNN tells 1/5th of the story….always where Dems or POTUS are the main stories.
They slant the stories for the teabaggers and righties always. They willfully omit stories where the stories might have a better outcome for Dems. That is sad….but they don’t care.
Lamar Alexander the sen from TN has now said No to the teabaggers. He is 73yrs old. He is up next year for re-election.
A profile in Courage? Something McCain and Hatch didn’t do? Hmm.
And he’s up for votes for his Grammy nomination! Woot!
I absolutely love this. As a fellow blogger on the Affordable Care Act, I love seeing other people who are excited about the ACA and the benefits it will have for so, so many Americans. I <3 Obamacare!
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