134 Responses to “The President Likes Pie!”


  1. 1 Vicki
    November 2, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Yes he does!

  2. November 2, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm PIE!

  3. 3 magapie
    November 2, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    WAY TO GO VICKI!!

  4. 5 Vicki
    November 2, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Also cheesecake, hamburgers, shaved ice, cookies. Our President sure eats a lot more than we might expect for such a slim sleek man.

  5. 6 magapie
    November 2, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I once worked for a big, gentle, rotund guy: Charlie. 6’5″. 375lb+ He was somewhere between Hoss Cartwright and just a huge enlarged human baby in a suit! He was ROUND, happy and hair-impaired. Aptly he ADORED babies!! Whenever someone brought in an infant he just jiggled with joy! ANYWAY…..His famous saying: “I ONLY like TWO kinds of pie.”

    “Really Charlie, what are they?”

    “HOT PIE AND……………………COLD PIE!!!!”

  6. 8 desertflower
    November 2, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    http://newpoliticsreport.org/report/2012-report/introduction/

    In recent years, as the cost of judicial campaigns has soared, the boundaries that keep money and political pressure from interfering with the rule of law have become increasingly blurred.

    Thirty-eight states conduct elections for their Supreme Courts, including partisan and nonpartisan contested elections and up-or-down judicial retention votes. During the 2011–12 election cycle, many of these judicial races seemed alarmingly indistinguishable from ordinary political campaigns—featuring everything from Super PACs and mudslinging attack ads to millions of dollars of candidate fundraising and independent spending.

    Since 2000, The New Politics of Judicial Elections series has tracked the increased politicization and escalating spending in state judicial campaigns, as well as the growing role of special interest money. These trends continued in 2011-12, even as several new and troubling developments emerged.

    The 2011–12 cycle saw $33.7 million in television spending, far exceeding the previous two-year record of $26.6 million in 2007–08.

    • 9 desertflower
      November 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      “In case you haven’t noticed, something’s afoot with our judicial system. Across the country, large sums of money—much of it secret—are pouring into the races for high court judges. And in several states, partisan groups with funds from undisclosed sources are out to punish justices for rulings the partisans don’t like.”

      Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers, October 12, 2012

  7. November 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Hey TOD Family, I hope all is well with everyone. Thanks UT for the excellent job you and others do in helping Ms. Chips out. Congrats Vicki, on being first this lovely Saturday evening. Don’t for get to set your clocks back 1hr Sunday if you are affected by daylight savings time.

  8. November 2, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Yummy! I am happy to supply him with pie.

  9. November 2, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Congrats on 1st Vicki!! magapie how fitting, given the pie theme, would it have been for you to have made it through the door first :)

  10. November 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    h/t to df and Alice ….

    The one aspect of an otherwise outstanding analysis and set of recommendations offered by Mr Gross was his whine about PBO. PBO has offered extensive recommendations regarding infrastructure investments, as well as other investments such as clean energy, in all his budgets and in his jobs bill. We know that the corrupt, obstructionist, genuinely anti-American Congress are the enemy with regard to investment in America and job creation.

    #FORWARD

  11. 19 Vicki
    November 2, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Thanks all.
    The First was a pick-me-up for a pretty blue day.
    Not usually my thing but
    I went to an anti-fracking rally near an exisiting and as of a day or two ago operational pipeline of the West side of Lower Manhattan. It was a sobering experience. The Fracking Agenda is more advanced than I had realized.
    To complete the days theme HBO is showing Promised Land tonight.

    In other news the GOP wants to deprive hungry people of the assistance they need and should have.

    We better get President Obama a Congress he can work with in 2014 or the future looks increasingly bleak.

  12. November 2, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks, UTA!

    Love the pie video, but disappointed because it ended before I could find out what the die-hard Republican owner had to say…

    The pie speech was given in Philadelphia. Not familiar with the area (been there twice in my life), but like this photo, taken today.

  13. November 2, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I don’t watch MSNBC during the day or on weekends, but is this true?

    If so, looks like @Lawrence is about the only show that is now watchable.

    I wonder if it’s the $$$ that have motivated these fair-weather “pundits.”

    Posted yesterday, but doesn’t hurt to repeat (Omidyar is GG’s billionaire bankroller):

    • 24 hopefruit2
      November 2, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      MSNBC has been testing their Libertarian propaganda on different hosts – especially once they realized that the core audience was turned off from Chris Hayes (who they initially promoted to be their chief Libertarian propagandist). Their goal is to keep shoving that Libertarian crap down people’s throats – in a very insidious manner.

      But this is going to backfire – people aren’t that stupid.

    • 25 anniebella
      November 2, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      There was a time when I could not stand Martin Bashir because of that hit documentry he did on Michael Jackson. I hated him. But in this show of his, his support for POTUS I forgave the guy, but now he is a Greenwaldians.

  14. 28 yardarm756
    November 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    My escape from the negative sensory overload at the hands of the MSM. Enjoy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=i5gK2MxGR0M

  15. 33 a4alice
    November 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm
  16. 35 JER
    November 2, 2013 at 8:12 pm
    • November 2, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      It is very troubling that the Democratic establishment in NJ are abandoning State Sen Buono for this RWer Christy, who has done more damage to the financial and social well being of that state. Democrates/Liberals/Progressives across the country should be calling them out vociferously at every opportunity.

  17. 52 globalcitizenlinda
    November 2, 2013 at 8:37 pm
  18. November 2, 2013 at 8:44 pm
  19. November 2, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    So I noticed that it was a two-way tie for first tonight. Congrats, Vicki and Magapie (great post for you to in catbird seat).

    Got a couple of things for each of you.

    Vicki:
    Posted yesterday, but after you and Meta had moved on, I think:
    October 25, 2013
    Bonus Quote of the Day
    “My own view is that I think Gillibrand is one of the people in the United States of America that I think can be president of the United States.”
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), quoted National Journal, in a profile of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

    Magapie:
    72 years ago yesterday. (Read a bio on Ansel Adams… he lugged 40 pounds of camera equipment to all the spots he took his remarkable photos from.)

  20. November 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    This is from a week ago yesterday (Oct 25), but FLOTUS is sounding the call for needing 17 seats in the House. 2014 is doable!

  21. 60 amk for obama
    November 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    bj has turned into a libertarian whiny central. cole is now whining about gigi’s brazilian bf’s rights which were apparently trampled upon by the brits. Bizarre.

  22. 70 desertflower
    November 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Righteous rant. Someone got a clue.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/11/2/1546/70841?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boomantribune%2FSvpw+%28Booman+Tribune%29

    Thigpen further explains, “I didn’t go to war to defend the liberties and freedoms of one Party, race, sex, or one income class of Americans. Whether white, black, Hispanic, Asian, man, woman, gay, lesbian, straight, rich, or poor – we fought together as equals, side-by-side for the benefit of every American in the same. So, to come home from serving our country and see North Carolina legislators using their super-majority status to gerrymander districts and pass a law to deliberately suppress and oppress the voting rights of Democrats but more specifically minorities and college students, is absolutely deplorable. This same group of spineless legislators piggybacked a motorcycle safety bill with legislation intentionally geared to shut down women’s health clinics because of their ‘right righteous’ beliefs on abortion, while then cutting funding to the programs which help feed and provide healthcare to the babies they invariably forced the same women to have. Sounds like the Christian thing to do, huh? These legislators, acting under the guise of the religious right and morality believe themselves to be the divine judge but according to the Bible, there is only one judge. They say they’re for a smaller government and individual rights while pushing legislation for more government intervention and regulation usurping our right to choose for ourselves. They take money away from the public school system so they can call it broken, only to give the money to their charter schools that are really private schools, just so our kids don’t go to the same school as theirs all the while giving some great speech trying to convince us it isn’t segregation. Right. But all along, they seemingly want you to believe that you have a choice – like ‘cake or death.’

  23. 74 utaustinliberal
    November 2, 2013 at 9:40 pm
  24. 77 vcprezofan2
    November 2, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Sticking my nose in, then out, to acknowledge that the TOD village is up and running. I actually decided to read a book :shock: today. A cursory glance shows that the family is present and accounted for – most of the members, anyways. Have a good night, and don’t forget to make good use of the extra hour (of sleep)! Off I go again! :grin:

    • 78 desertflower
      November 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      I think that it was GGail that asked you to email her….. Does that sound right? I thought it was her…

      • 79 vcprezofan2
        November 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm

        Yes, thank you, it was, Df. I got back to her. I can’t believe I actually checked my email today BEFORE signing on here. So often I am in the village all day, sign off, then remember that I hadn’t thought to check my email. ;)

  25. 80 anniebella
    November 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Have Mark Knoller reported if POTUS is still playing golf.? :)

  26. November 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    If Hitler had had the power the Kochs and their fellow plutocrats do, he would have won.

    Make no mistake, this is NOT politics. This is full on, strategically crafted, Civil Warfare.

    • 83 desertflower
      November 2, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      It really is. I saw an ad for Heritage tonight and it said something about fighting Washington….

    • November 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm
    • 86 nathkatun7
      November 3, 2013 at 3:03 am

      You know Bob, You’ve been spot on all along! These billionaires spoiled brats, who inherited their fortune from their father, and probably have never worked a day in their lives, are determined to wage war with their billions to destroy this country. I hope We the People wake up in time to derail their destruction. The Koch brothers, despite their age, are still very spoiled children who see the obstruction of government as a chess game. This pretty much typical of people who inherit wealth without having been properly taught the responsibilities of citizenship. There are many wealthy people who fully comprehend one of the main goals of the founders: The Promotion of the General Welfare of all the people of the United States!; and not just the rich spoiled billionaires!

  27. 87 Vicki
    November 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    So as I wrote a few hours ago HBO showed The Promised Land which is a surprisingly smart movie about fracking in Upstate New York.
    What’s smart is that the story shows a Gas company sales man who is having trouble getting people to sign away their farmland getting an assist from an “environmental expert hippie type” who turns out Shock! Shock! to work for the same Big gas conglomerate.
    The main point of the movie is that the Big $$$ have every side of any conflict bought, paid for, covered. Choice for the rest of us is an illusion.

    All of which explains Greenwald and all the so-called liberals emoprogs whatever— who we feel betrayed by.
    If you accept the movie’s thesis the Bashirs, Alex and so on who appear to have turned were working against us all along.

    • November 2, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Vicki, this is exactly what the message in the tweet immediately above your comment, declares.

      The power of the Kochs and their fellow plutocrats is enormous.

      They already OWN 4 Supreme Court Justices, most GOP Senators, most House GOP members, numerous State Governors, a large number of Federal and State Justices, and numerous State Houses – without firing a shot (excepting, of course, all those who die every day due to their unrestrained exploitation of fear and supply of weapons of war to millions of Americans under the banner of the 2nd Amendment).

      That President Obama prevailed in 2008 was not part of their plan; that he was re-elected stunned them. Now, they know they must prevail or they are going to fail.

      The propaganda around Christie in NJ and the fact that “Democratic Voters” are supportive of him shows you just how dangerous the Kochs are. With his record, in a State that just elected Cory Booker to the US Senate, Christie should get trounced on Tuesday.

      We either win this war at the ballot box, beginning next Tuesday, and resoundingly on 4 Nov 2014, or the very real 21st Century Civil War will be lost without a shot being fired.

      Yes WE MUST

  28. 90 Vicki
    November 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Bobfr—-Our topics differ tonight but we are clearly on the same page.

  29. 92 MightyPamela
    November 2, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Applying toward the Solar Eclipse, 11.16 Scorpio, 7:20am EST Sunday November 3, 2013. Fantastic energy! Seattle had a 7 hour power outage today, the winds were incredible, beautiful day, all kinds of Light changing constantly! And so lovely and quiet without the constant electric hum of our appliances. It’s over now. Clocks back tonight!!

  30. 93 amk for obama
    November 2, 2013 at 10:36 pm
    • 94 anniebella
      November 2, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      Hay no big deal, but these same people who supported invading Iraq, spending trillions of dollars, losing over 4000 soldiers, killing Lord only knows how many Iraqis, leaving that country in a mess, but these same people who supported that huge mess have the dam nerve to criticize Barack Obama and his family if they goes on vacation, that just shows the evil and racists these right wing cons are.

  31. November 2, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    WTH is this? Does Chuck Schumer not understand that we have bigger fish to fry at the moment – like an EXTREMELY crucial midterm election just 12 months away?

  32. 96 globalcitizenlinda
    November 2, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    one thing I do not want to hear from NJ Dems is whining after they do not show up to vote this Tuesday;

    or if they do vote, then they give their support for the media darling, the one and only obnoxious pompous bully christie

    • 97 jacquelineoboomer
      November 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      I still cannot understand what motivates NJ Democrats to vote for Christie. Unbelievable.

      • 98 globalcitizenlinda
        November 3, 2013 at 9:20 am

        I just can’t understand this hero-worship of a perpetual bully by NJ Dems and national media.

        • 99 jacquelineoboomer
          November 3, 2013 at 8:07 pm

          I can’t either. It’s like a nightmare we’re seeing play out in front of us, and we’re hopeless to stop it.

          Still going to maintain hope until it’s no longer an option. After all, we’re Obama people!

  33. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    November 3, 2013 at 12:01 am

    I found the “How’s He Doing?” segment on SNL humorous, although seemed like an easy score to me.

  34. 102 dotster3
    November 3, 2013 at 12:01 am

    In case anyone is around to answer this question—–what was the damning proof that Martin Bashir and Alex Wagner are now ‘Glenn Greenwald supporting Libertarians? I hope it’s something other than a Jeff Gauvin tweet because that’s all I’ve seen. I have never seen any indication of this charge so wondering what I missed.

    • 103 hopefruit2
      November 3, 2013 at 12:16 am

      I don’t think they are Greenwald cultists. I believe that head honchos at MSNBC are pushing Libertarian propaganda and instruct their employees to act accordingly.

      • 104 dotster3
        November 3, 2013 at 12:28 am

        So——Bashir and Wagner didn’t really deserve to be singled out with this charge when no evidence exists to support it? Don’t like unsubstantiated rumors.

        • 105 hopefruit2
          November 3, 2013 at 12:36 am

          No, I’m saying that I am not sure where Jeff got his evidence from (he may have perfectly valid reasons for making that claim) – but I personally have not seen any evidence that Bashir or Wagner are Greenwald Cultists. I do know that they sometimes push whatever MSM narrative – even false ones, which sometimes include propaganda from the likes of Greenwald and his Libertarian sponsors at MSNBC. But that doesn’t mean that they are cultists, in my opinion. I would need to see more direct evidence – like a tweet, or an opinion expressed outside of reporting an MSM narrative.

  35. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    November 3, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Oops. Little distracted and just realized I’m talkin’ to myself. Where’s the party? :)

  36. 107 desertflower
    November 3, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Gabe Kaplan ‏@GabeKaplan 25m
    Bernhard Goetz arrested for selling $30 of marijuana to George Zimmerman.
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin
    Reply Retweet Favorite More Expand

  37. 108 desertflower
    November 3, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Keep PA Blue ‏@UniteBluePA 9h
    ALERT: On Tuesday when you vote you may be asked, but YOU DO *NOT* have to show #VoterID to vote to vote in PA #GoodbyeGOP #UniteBlue #PA
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin
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  38. 109 lisalovesobama
    November 3, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Weekend Update just confirmed the reason I NEVER watch SNL. Total trash. Sorry, Kerry……I can’t finish watching this crap.

    • 110 dotster3
      November 3, 2013 at 12:26 am

      It’s really bad—–the whole show—it’s all Obama bashing, despite Kerry’s hosting. In addition to horrible weekend update, that segment mocking black people for supporting PBO in spite all of the “horrific” scandals, ACK! Really terrible. Feeding the anti-Obama hysteria. Shameful and about as far away from funny as you could get.

    • 111 theo67
      November 3, 2013 at 12:38 am

      Thanks for reporting in. I’m glad I’m not going to miss anything. Has that show been any good at any time over the last several years?

  39. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    November 3, 2013 at 12:25 am
  40. 113 globalcitizenlinda
    November 3, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Having tried everything to shame the weeper of the house, I am now resorting to imploring for help from the Pope – after all the Orangeman is catholic.

  41. 114 utaustinliberal
    November 3, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Kerry Washington is the only thing saving tonight’s SNL; shows how talented she is. Lorne Michaels is trying to pander to African-Americans but we see through his crap and it’s not cute.

    If SNL wants to increase viewership, they need to hire a funnier, talented, and more diverse cast and writers, ASAP.

  42. 115 dotster3
    November 3, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Why does one need a loaded shotgun on the front seat of truck when they go to Wal-Mart with one’s child? Also see a shooting on campus of N.C. A&T. Another day, more shootings …..

  43. 117 jacquelineoboomer
    November 3, 2013 at 1:54 am
  44. 118 jacquelineoboomer
    November 3, 2013 at 1:10 am
    • 119 jacquelineoboomer
      November 3, 2013 at 1:16 am

      So I post a tweet about turning clocks back an hour. My post is timestamped “1:10 a.m.” – TODtime. Then I look at a tweet I posted right above it, timestamped 1:54 a.m. Then I think I must be seeing things. Then I realize it’s time to sleep.

      This is kinda like the story of my day, merrily rolling along, totally out of sync with other people, places and things. Tomorrow is another day!

      Goodnight, all!

  45. November 3, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Will re-post this tomorrow …

    … that this creature is even a candidate is an indication of how very dangerous the threat is to every value that America is supposed to represent.

    We are AT WAR my fellow citizens. No Joke.

    #Kochville is the rail stop just before #DachauUSA.

  46. November 3, 2013 at 1:21 am
  47. November 3, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Several of my comments have been shunted to ‘awaiting moderation’ …. very weird … will check in tomorrow … rest well TOD!!!

  48. 129 Sue in Seattle
    November 3, 2013 at 2:13 am

    I’m testing this.

    One month into #ACA enrollment, 32,485 Kentuckians have signed up on @kynectky & 41% of those are under the age of 35. #kynect #healthierky— Steve Beshear (@GovSteveBeshear) November 1, 2013

    If it didn’t work, it’s a tweet from KY Gov Steve Beshear. 32,485 ACA enrollments (almost 10% of KY’s uninsured), 41% of which are under the age of 35! That’s over 1,000 per day.

    I think it’s important for two reasons: other red states will be watching these stats, and I think the fact that 41% are under 35 is an indication of what’s to come country-wide.

    P.S. I’m so busy reading all your posts that I never have time to tell you all what a great job you’re doing. This is the best site on the web!

  49. 132 amk for obama
    November 3, 2013 at 5:41 am

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