The First Family walk from the White House to St. John’s Church for Sunday services in Washington, October 27
More a bit later – chat awaaaaaaaaay.
Congrats amk on #1
Hello Mr Even!
Chips allows even amk to be first! Ha!
Congrats, and good day to ya!
Amk is the Gold Winner
Nena you had posted a link to a story about 10K folks lined up for Obamacare info. Would you be so kind as to bring it over to this thread so that more TODers can read (and tweet) if necessary? Thanks in advance!!
You are welcome
Thank you Nena!!
THOUSANDS LINE UP IN DALLAS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE INFO
A statewide education and outreach event focusing on the new Affordable Care Act drew more than 10,000 people to the Dallas Convention Center on Saturday. …
“Be Covered Texas is proud to be partnering with organizations that share our mission of expanding access to health care in Dallas,” said Michelle Riddell, chair of the Be Covered Texas campaign and vice president of community investment for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. …
“This Care Fair creates an opportunity for uninsured Dallas families to access community resources and information that can help them understand their options during the open enrollment period,” Riddell said. …
Organizers said if you weren’t able to attend the event, much of the same information is available online at BeCoveredTexas.org.
“There’s safety in having an insurance card in your pocket,” said Dr. Dan McCoy of Blue Cross Blue Shield. http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/Thousands-line-up-in-Dallas-for-health-insurance-info-229408491.html
This story needs to be spread far and wide. So whenever any media pundiot like David Gregory tries to tweet any nonsense about Obamacare, I’ll simply reply them with this lovely link.
Yes, he goes to church, but more importantly, he lives out his values in how he carries himself – as a President, as a father and husband, and as a human! How many politicians use religion for their own ambitions, yet don’t live out the values of that religion?
This. Well said.
Amen and Amen, Scott Urbanowski. HZ
Congrats on 1st amk. Are you having a good day yet? Where are the pics. of our favorite new doggie Chips? Here Danny, come here boy, time to take some pictures.
Yes, I wanna see Danny Boy, too!
your words – my thoughts! thanks for this tribute!!!
Don’t our First Family look wonderful.
X21, 984, 523
Oh Yeah, Anniebella.
That’s MY beautiful First Family. MINE!
You have to share PJ.
Ok, maybe just a little.
is that one of Michelle’s coats that Malia is wearing? Looks familiar. So cute.
No, I think that’s her own coat – don’t recall seeing FLOTUS with it before. But I may be wrong!
Looks like FLOTUS’s Thom Browne Inauguration day coat.
Similar in shape but it’s a different patterned coat
Right. I didn’t mean it was the same coat, only similar, FLOTUS’ coat has smaller squares
Love my First Family! The world is such a beautiful place with them in it.
Remember this? My how the girls have grown.
OF THEE I SING: A Letter to My Daughters: youtu.be/sPsJKaGV_qw // POTUS' tribute to the ideals that shaped our nation.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 27, 2013
ok all weepy. need a minute.
Right here with you a4alice. It all comes together within our beautiful TOD family. A son, a young child, a young man, a grandson, a husband, a father, lawyer, a community organizer, a professor, a senator, the 44th President of these United States. Yet, he always find the time to be inclusive with his thoughts to lift up all sons, daughters, grandchildren, husbands, fathers, lawyers, community organizers professors, senators and yes, even presidents to be the best that they all can and sing with a beautiful voice through his writings and beautiful daughters; they all can be of these he sing about in the wonderful book. In my library as well for my great-nieces.HZ
I love these photos of First Family out together – anywhere but especially on a Sunday morning!
now, may be I can focus and complete the document I had to have ready => yesterday
The coats, the boots, the details and the happy faces. LOVE!
I love those boots of FLOTUS. I know she have worn some like that before.
per Mr. Mark Knoller – they are out of service now ;
may be we can have one of those short video clips
I love this detail.
How in sync is the First Family? So in sync, that when they walk to the white house, they walk in step. http://t.co/cA7rvBhlPy— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 27, 2013
Reminds me of this moment.
How in sync are Pres. Obama and VP Biden? So in sync that when they walk, they walk in step. youtube.com/watch?v=4IkSUu… http://t.co/ehrOR39UYv— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 04, 2013
Excellent observation UT!
Good day to you all in TODville. I imagine Chips is probably busy prepping Danny to compete with this guy.
holy moly that is one well trained dog. he must be one of those border collies I bet – they’re super smart.
But (of course!) NOT as smart as Danny. Let’s just get that out of the way first thing.
Time will tell.Won’t it?
Smart doggie. LMAO! Hiya Yardarm, I was looking for you Friday night to assign some naughty mats, but you had already skipped out. Maybe it was all for the best because you would have been so exhausted from hauling around those darn mats, that you would be wiped out for the entire weekend!!!
Oh I peeked in early and gave the birthday girl one.
Ahhh….okay then. Good
Shipmaaaaaaaate!!! That video is a hoot – I want Danny catching a frisbee like that!!!
Train up a child………!
You know Shipmate, I think that might be an easier task
Naw. Just some Irish patience. That’s all.
There is no such thing as Irish patience, Shipmate!!
Hey! Watch that stuff!
How right you are on that one, Chips!
Oi! It’s only okay for me to say that!
I can concur, due to my County Donegal roots?
Ah, your majestic roots escaped my rusty memory for a minute Barb, you are therefore allowed agree with me!!
thanks, Chips; I am honoured!
lol; Donegal, land of rolling hills of green, like a patchwork quilt!
I’ve already told you I can never go there, because once I see a mug with my name on it in the local pub, #ICouldNeverLeaveIreland!
Jeebus. Dogs can jump that high? My pugs will look at me all puzzled is I say fetch.
Better get busy then, eh?
I look at you all puzzled too Amk.
you may have seen in the past couple of days how some insurers are being forced to drop thousands of individual policies because they’re not ACA-compliant. My current policy is among those, so I’ve looked for a new policy with my insurer (Anthem). And, thanks to the ACA, I can finally get a more traditional policy because the insurer has to offer ACA-compliant plans and can’t exclude for preexisting conditions. As a result, I’m switching to a Silver level plan with a $2,000 deductible, free preventive care, reasonable co-pays ($30-$45) for doctors’ visits pre-deductible and reasonable co-insurance (25%) post-deductible, all for a premium that’s only $20 than what I was paying. Significantly better coverage, in other words, for about $240 more per year. The media, however, are depicting the end of those policies as a bad thing, apparently because insureds may have to pay more now. But they don’t mention that these insureds will be getting much better coverage. It’s not an apples-to-apples comparison.
And if you actually USE your plan, it will be less out of pocket annually, even with the slightly higher premium.
Beautiful people. I love the first family. That’s all.
I agree africa. Beautiful people inside and out.
well I have company coming later for the football game between Vikes and Green Bay. Gotta get busy and spruce the place up. Get cookin’.
Per HF2′s request
More than 10,000 people line up in Dallas for information on Obamacare
October 27, 2013
In Texas, a statewide education and outreach event focusing on the new Affordable Care Act drew more than 10,000 people to the Dallas Convention Center on Saturday, which was hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield and more than 30 community partners to provide health services and information. This is but a small glimpse into the world of the uninsured, or those with costly insurance coverage looking for reasonable rates.
Dr. Dan McCoy of Blue Cross and Blue Shield said, “There’s safety in having an insurance card in your pocket.”
Thanks Nena – off to tweet!
LOL- Tally and I tweeted it out at the same time. It’s all good!
GA Chips, TOD! Wonderful photos of our beautiful first family, congrats on first, AMK
An addendum to something I posted yesterday…..
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
This is genius(and hilarious)….. what happens when people come to the US for studies, and return home with an appreciation for all that America offers…. Especially the appreciation of political freedom/ free speech.
No woman, no drive. Can humor raise awareness. Often does. Saudi youtube.com/watch?v=aZMbTF…— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) October 27, 2013
US's Best Ambassador in Tehran: Meet Dan Gaspar, 58, assistant coach of #Iran Nat. #soccer team. worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/… Via @AlexMurraySmith— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 27, 2013
One American enjoys a unique view of life in Iran – from the sidelines of Tehran’s main soccer stadium typically packed with more than 100,000 screaming fans.Dan Gaspar, 58, is the assistant coach of the Iranian national soccer team.
“My experience is not one I’ve seen on TV or read in a newspaper. I live here, it’s real life,” said Gaspar. “It may sound strange to most people, but I’ve worked on four continents and Iran is one of the safest places I’ve worked in,” he said. “When I read and hear and see things through the media and then go out to the balcony of my apartment and look into Tehran that is not what I see.”
Will start his MSNBC show later this year….
.@RonanFarrow entered Yale Law at age 16. I'm going to go eat until I stop feeling bad about myself: nyti.ms/1dwIU5u— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) October 26, 2013
LOL! Well I’m eating now while I’m reading this – eases the pain a bit….
WOW! Read the article and I’d say he has a semblance of Frank Sinatra’s nose!
First Father http://t.co/EkflGRFIOK— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) October 27, 2013
Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
Thanks for the pics of the First Family!
I was wondering WHY, yesterday, someone on my TL mentioned being ready to go jail if she came into contact with someone dressed as Mr. Trayvon Martin for Halloween.
Now I understand WHY;
I just clicked onto tweet from @JeffSmithMO which had the comment ” meet the worst person in the world”.
for those interested, you can search for your self – too heartbreaking for me to bring here!
wonder why people find it so easy to hurt others in such a savage manner
just noting that the account that originally tweeted this disgusting photo out is @jamievandekamp
How the healthcare.gov homepage looks in the GOP states that refused expansion: pic.twitter.com/9IFZTt0fY5— Candace Brown (@CandaceTX) October 27, 2013
This is why Democrats find themselves stuck with huge problems in states like NC and Wisconsin. They fall for the idiot republican governors then are surprised when they act like republicans when elected.
Shaquille O’Neal Endorses Chris Christie
“The NBA superstar is endorsing New Jersey’s Republican governor—and so are many other African Americans.”
wonder how many poor and middle income African Americans will take this endorsement as their guide – rich people sticking together & others jumping on the media bandwagon (hoping to have a front seat in 2016).
wonder where all this nonsense will be 3 years from now
I like this Obamacare story. Thanks to Nena for sharing it.
If this can happen in Texas freakoutnation.com/2013/10/27/mor…, it can too, in FL, GA, NC, MT, KS, AK, & all other Red States. #Obamacare here to stay.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 27, 2013
Ah. Beautiful people.
Other than pictures or good news from my children and grandchildren, nothing in my day is more heartwarming than lovely photos of this amazing family .
Here is some more stuff (with pictures too!) about the WH Fall Garden tour – a prelude to and continuation of what Donna reported yesterday
hopefruit – these are lovely, thanks! and Pete has become a celebrity
That’s why GOPMedia tried to go after him. And FAILED miserably…
@BuonoForNJGov Zero doubt -> Christie's vision for NJ & America is #KochvilleUSA motherjones.com/politics/2011/… cc @CoryBooker @SenatorMenendez @OFA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 27, 2013
h/t to Linda in this thread for reminding us of this essential perspective on Chrisite.
President is playing golf at Fort Belvoir.
Oh no which the glitches with healthcare .gov, POTUS is out playing golf.
There he goes again .@JoeKleinTIME calling our president incompetent. Like he weakened us with Syria! Mirror, please. swampland.time.com/2013/10/27/san…— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 27, 2013
.@JoeKleinTIME no such thing as #Obamacare MAY work. It is working. freakoutnation.com/2013/10/27/mor… The WEBSITE may have glitches, but can be fixed.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 27, 2013
Joe Klein is a worthless soulless arse.
Thanks Nena and JER.
Bad News for @GovernorPerry: Texans ♥ #ObamaCare. 10,000 show up in Dallas for health insurance information. wfaa.com/news/health/Th…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 27, 2013
If you live in Texas, Blue Cross Blue Shield/Be Covered Texas are hosting #ObamaCare information fairs. #GetCovered becoveredtexas.org/en/— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 27, 2013
Earlier in the month, there was such an event Up North doing the same thing…..Blue Shields….that is and many about 3K or so were to have turned out.
The ACA rocket has launched in spite of efforts to delay it:now they must attack the launch pad. #GOPShutdown http://t.co/VZiu5JK3VO— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed…..Rolling Stone is reporting has passed on. RIP.
Had produced great Music that would last forever.
My sympathy to his Family. He was 71 yrs old.
Noooooo, ah, can’t believe it.
He died on Sunday….toady… the report said. Earlier this year he had a life saving Liver transplant due in part to his lifestyle and drug issues earlier in his life.
He walked indeed on the Wild Side as one of his songs said. He will be missed.
Oh, I didn’t know about his liver transplant Nena, so so sad.
If a judge has trouble voting under TX voter ID law, imagine how hard it is for a regular voter thkpr.gs/1h9uOqA— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) October 27, 2013
Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening Chips and my TOD family. So lovely to see our beautiful First Family going to worship service. I may sound a little crazy to some, but as I went in this morning to open up the blinds in my music/library where I see a photo of my precious mother, our wonderful President, Barack H. Obama and my precious brother; I stopped and repeat my ‘goodness words of lifting up” our president, my loving brother (who has a very dangerous and high profile career) and I say,”Good Morning, Mr. President, good morning __________, (my brother’s title) and I repeat”This is a glorious day that Almighty has granted us, so let us all be glad and grateful in our spaces.” Then I stand or sit quietly and ask Almighty to give President Obama, grace, mercy, protection, and wisdom and a prayer added. I repeat the same for my brother with a little personal prayer added. I conclude into that space with this as I open the second window: ” This day is a grace gift from Almighty, and I am bless to be in it, and I hope with all of my being that I will be a blessing and loving person to someone else who enters my space. Thanks for this space today, and please give me strength to enjoy it, appreciate it, and give room for others to find a peaceful space as well is my prayer for this day. Amen.
The crazy part: As I was leaving the room, my spirit gently came to a point of repeating this: The President and First Family are going to church this morning.” This is truth. And here I come to our TOD family, and here they are. Chips, this place is a true space of beautiful spirits and souls of loving deeds, and family support and love for our president and family. (((((((((((((((((( Thank you so much, my beautiful angel))))))))))))))) and UT, and all of the brilliant contributors here on TOD. You all are such a joy to me. HZ
Want pics of our precious Danny, PLEASE!
Will definitely post some either later or in the morning Barb, promise – although he’s probably eaten my camera by now (I’m whispering because he’s asleep, sssssssh).
sweet baby sleeping; quiet time it is!
I spoke too soon Barb, he’s awake, chewing the front door as we speak.
Well, the front door STRONGLY disagrees, Barb!!
May I suggest giving him minerals and finding elk antler to chew.
@AFP @MattMurph24 Greenwald and Snowden's boy – Putin.— (@aspirational12) October 27, 2013
It is looking like Perfection is expected from pres Obama, but excuses afforded to Pundits, TBGOPers, etc.
From all I can read so far…..healthcare.gov glitches are the ONLY topic? Seriously? The problems are being resolved as we speak. Just like the 1st Debate? BP oil spill? Even DADT when it was not repealed?
The severe mental disturbing overreaction is just Not Healthy. It is Not proportional. It is indeed a condition. Oh yeah. There is a name for it. ODS.
Got it. My frustrated rant is over in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Thank You TOD for allowing to blow some smokes.
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