Ernie Banks, my pic of the day.
Congrats, NCLB – 1st, 2nd, 3rd!
Two sweet men in that photo, Chips!
Félicitations, No Child!
Thanks Chips and J’Oboomer.
Congratulations on 1st NCLB and I’ve been keeping you in my thoughts, as I’m sure all of our TOD Community have also been doing.
Hope all is as good for you as possible.
Bien le bonsoir, la compagnie.
Wow! Still first? Actually, I feel alone here. Did I land on the Twilight Zone? Can’t be because I see my President.
Great photo — Ernie Banks and President Obama, what could be better? So glad our President had a day where we could celebrate some amazing people and their accomplishments and hopefully have some fun.
The Obamas looked so happy at the concert tonight. Glad they had a day like today, even though part of it was quite solemn.
Hello. Anybody home?
Did everybody go to VP Biden’s birthday party? Sorry, VP for the late Happy Birthday, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Ms. Dudette, if you are still up I just want you to know that I am still listening and dancing to Earth, Wind and Fire.
What a band! What energy! Just like Steve Harvey, Lovers Holliday is my favorite.
Caught a segment of the Del-Fonics on TV One earlier tonight.
“La-La-La means I love you.”
Hey LDS. Missed you up here. I just love EWF and the Delfonics! Good music never grows old.
Evenin’ TOD night owls. Just got home and checked my mail box to see the US Post office is spreading the word about Obamacare mailbox to mailbox, at least here in Cali. Yes!
Woot! .@USPS spreadin' the word "old school"! Check your mailbox and #GetCovered #Obamacare @OFA_CA #MediaSchmedia http://t.co/UoIEi0bVwa— (@PurpleShoesLA) November 21, 2013
Howdy Night Owls! :-)
Urge every member of the #TODCommunity to bring maximum pressure on @SenatorReid and @NancyPelosi to BE the MAJORITY they actually are.
House DEMS won 1.5 MILLION more votes, in aggregate, in 2012 than #Teabagger #KOCHSTER GOP.
At this point, at least 18 House Republicans, wishing to have influence on what their respective Congressional Districts (CD) receive, should be able to be convinced by Speaker Pelosi that if they would Flip and caucus with DEMS they could be super-stars in their CDs!! I.e., what I’m proposing is pragmatic and plays directly to what matters most to any House member – bringing home the bacon to their CD and thereby getting re-elected.
The #Teabagger (aka LIBERTARIAN) reality is that they only bring home more $$$ to a few folk who more likely than not have no vested interest in what they do for the people in their CD who elect them. That reality is worthy of intense focus and exploitation by DEMS in those CDS.
#GOPObstruction continues unabated @SenatorReid. Totally UNACCEPTABLE. #NukeTheFilibuster & work with @NancyPelosi to #FlipHouseRepublicans.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 21, 2013
Yes WE CAN
… time for some rest …
I agree with Booman – “Tomorrow is Nuclear Thursday”
The Senate Republicans went WAY TOO FAR …. and now they are gonna pay. And, BTW everyone, WE are the ones who assure that the Senate REMAINS DEM CONTROLLED well into the foreseeable future.
YES WE MUST
…. now, for some rest ….
@SenatorReid @SenateDems BE the MAJORITY YOU actually are.
#NukeTheFilibuster— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) November 21, 2013
Howdy TOD Nightowls! Checking in… finally! :-)
What an incredible history-making day Wednesday has been. I continue to be awe of our great President and First Lady! They represent and serve us all with incredible grace, intelligence, and humility.
Agree, Dudette. Have been at it for almost 24h so please forgive for not being able to hang out … see you sometime Thursday … :)
Agree with you totally! This is a day of days to be remembered.
I am so proud of our POB, FLOTUS, VP and Dr. Jill Biden.
What a team!
Glad to be alive to experience all of this. I never knew love like this in the WH.
I very much appreciated Chris Haye’s segment on the Presidential Medal of Freedom honorees.
For a sense of President Obama's true vision,of America look no further than his Medal of Freedom honorees on.msnbc.com/1aHEHbx— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2013
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. ~ Oscar Wilde
Painting: Starfield #SupportTheArts http://t.co/cvCLoLQ1wu— RC deWinter (@RCdeWinter) November 21, 2013
" @nycjim Obama awards Medal of Freedom to Sally Ride, 1st woman in space. on.mash.to/17q6ZqA http://t.co/BquCSa8tM7— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2013
My eyes filled up with tears of pride to see Mr. Chicago, Ernie Banks receive the Medal of Freedom http://t.co/5yqLSYUun8— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) November 20, 2013
Proud of My Alma Mater’s B-Ball Coach Legend :-D
Congrats to Coach Dean Smith on receiving the Medal of Freedom. A world class teacher and a true gentleman. Go Heels!— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) November 20, 2013
MT @GoHeelsTV Dean Smith was honored w/ Presidential Medal of Freedom today. Watch a recap. bit.ly/IgEnq5 #UNCBBall— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2013
Dean Smith's daughter tells WBTV what Presidential Medal of Freedom means to Smith family: bit.ly/IgLoHo http://t.co/fmqQHKPvac— WBTV News (@WBTV_News) November 20, 2013
As a fan of the University of North Carolina basketball, I remember Coach Smith, one the best basket coach ever.
High-five on that anniebella! :-)
Atlanta’s Own! :-)
MT @erniesuggs C.T. Vivian after Prez #Obama awarded him Presidential Medal of Freedom ajc.com http://t.co/whQzLHle8F— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2013
" @calamtz Prof. Mario Molina receiving the Medal of freedom from @BarackObama at @lacasablanca @WhiteHouse http://t.co/5NoVkYP1al— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2013
Bayard Rustin finally getting some of the national recognition he deserves for helping to organize us out of segregation #Medaloffreedom— Cornell Belcher (@cornellbelcher) November 20, 2013
It's so wonderful to see a day where Civil Rights hero Bayard Rustin is recognized with the #MedalOfFreedom by President Barack Obama.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) November 20, 2013
President Obama points out that Civil Rights hero, Bayard Rustin was denied his place in history because he was openly gay. #MedalOfFreedom— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) November 20, 2013
Brother Oustider: The Life of Bayard Rustin [video] | newblackman.blogspot.com/2012/01/brothe…— Mark Anthony Neal (@NewBlackMan) November 21, 2013
Clip from a documentary on the life of Bayard Rustin. Description from YouTube:
“To watch the entire documentary, to read background information and to order DVDs, visit:
This is a definitive film biography of one of the most controversial figures of the Civil Rights Movement. Hew was one of the first “Freedom Riders,” an advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King and A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, intelligent, gregarious and charismatic, Rustin was denied his place in the limelight for one reason – he was gay.”
For Judge Patricia Wald, calling attention to injustice at home is what patriotism is all about. osf.to/18QEa3S via @opensociety— Artemesia Stanberry (@artiestan) November 21, 2013
Patricia McGowan Wald, first woman appellate court judge. Also, The Hague, ICT— mata (@mataharikrishna) November 20, 2013
From RDS: Mazel tov to psychologist Daniel Kahneman, Nobel winner, refugee from Nazis + served in IDF #MedalofFreedom http://t.co/tzcBnNQcRp— The RAC (@TheRAC) November 20, 2013
today's medal of freedom winners ( 1.usa.gov/IgtVif) include psychologist Daniel Kahneman. What's on his desk? bit.ly/1h30csf— Science Friday (@scifri) November 20, 2013
MT @USArmy Medal of Honor recipient Sen. Daniel Inouye is posthumously awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom http://t.co/eTSSWHp11K— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2013
Pres. Obama on Sen. Daniel Inouye: "He inspired many including one kid with a funny name growing up in Hawaii… fb.me/2yI117ykr— Tannya Joaquin (@TannyaJoaquin) November 20, 2013
I remember well as a kid in the 50s and 60s watching Ernie Banks play for the cubs. What an athlete, what a gentleman!
Funny story, Bill. Years ago, found myself awake at 3 am and ran out to a little all night market. I threw my coat on over my pi’s, after all there’d be no one there. Well, Ernie Banks was there! I think he could see the embarrassment on my face and discreetly opened his coat…he had his on too. You are so right, he is such a gentle man and a gentleman.
Aw, how sweet is that? Terrific story FaxPax. :-)
If you find a lost driver's license, you can just drop it in a mailbox—the postal service will take it back to the right person.— Google Tips & Facts (@Thegooglefactz) November 21, 2013
I bet you didn’tknow that.
Astronauts cannot cry in space, because there is no gravity, so the tears can’t flow.— WoW Facts (@WoWFactz) November 21, 2013
Didn’t know this either, didya?
Hence the term ‘crying on the inside’
amk…it’s all your fault. I thought I was being so smart, so I passed this info on to my grandson. He wants to know if they can “wee wee” in space. I said, “I’ll ask amk, he knows”. :)
Good question. Your grandson is very smart.
Howard Wolowitz of the big bang theory claims he invented such a toilet that NASA used.
Thanks, amk. We will go over this when he comes home from school. So wonderful of you to add to my daily tasks. :)
A man’s work is never done. :)
Strangest conversation I have EVER woken to! :lol:
It’s what happens with little nosey seven-year-olds. Too many questions for me. :)
Weeing in space? That would be beyond my pay grade too FayPax!!
One aims to please.
Seeing as you’re in professorial mode this morning, here’s another question for you: what’s the meaning of life?
Ooooo, oooooo, I know that one! Pick me! Pick me! :-D
Simple. Be a PITA. That’s what wifey unit tells me all the time. And I always respect her wishes.
:lol: Thank you PITA!
That is FREAKY weird!!!!!
Yes it is. :-)
Good Morning, Chips-a-doodle! :-)
MT @seedsown Congrats to Loretta Lynn – Coal Miner's Daughter: youtu.be/OEQmbKw_Qqw #PresidentialMedalofFreedom— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2013
.@sandovalarturo1 Congrats on the Presidential Medal of Freedom! Well deserved!— Sen. Robert Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) November 20, 2013
Oprah & me at the WH!!! Now http://t.co/30sitRLlwB— Arturo Sandoval (@sandovalarturo1) November 20, 2013
Two American treasures share a moment at WH Medal of Freedom Dinner @sandovalarturo1 @HenryLouisAaron http://t.co/neunqs3mE9— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2013
From the President to my younger granddaughter Lola, this is priceless!!! http://t.co/kWzQeaz7Qa— Arturo Sandoval (@sandovalarturo1) November 20, 2013
Thanks, Dudette! Now that’s what I call good getting up in the morning. Had me dancing in my houseshoes.
I’m swirling and twirling right along with you! :-D
National Security Adviser Susan Rice announced in this speech that PBO will travel to Asia in April (for the trip that was canceled in October due to govt shutdown). Excellent speech by the way. Worth watching.
Watch here: cs.pn/1aGGkpT MT @cspanJon: @AmbassadorRice on US-Asia Relations from Gaston Hall @Georgetown http://t.co/WB5q9XkUgh— CSPAN (@cspan) November 20, 2013
Direct link: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/RiceonA
Hear the other side of Sandra Bullock’s ‘Gravity’ distress call
“During a pivotal scene in “Gravity,” Sandra Bullock’s character Ryan Stone, trapped inside a Russian space capsule with little hope of survival, makes contact with a male voice speaking via radio in a foreign language. What unfolds on the other end of that fractured conversation, complete with a barking dog and a crying baby, is the subject of a short film by Jonas Cuaron, son of director Alfonso Cuaron, who co-wrote the screenplay for Warner Bros.’ $500 million-grossing awards contender with his father.
That seven-minute companion piece, titled “Aningaaq,” was financed by Warner Home Video, which initially envisioned it as a unique extra feature for the Blu-ray edition of “Gravity.” But the stark, contemplative “Aningaaq” has developed a life of its own via festival screenings at Venice and Telluride. Now Warners has submitted it for Oscar consideration in the live-action short category. Should it snag a nomination alongside its sure-bet blockbuster companion, they are poised to make Academy Awards history as the first feature and spin-off short drawn from the same material to be nominated together in the same year….”
Hear the other side of Sandra Bullock's 'Gravity' distress call nbcnews.to/1fWkqRz youtu.be/kiGX-PcPCSw— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2013
Walmart heirs and Walmart employees.
sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion… http://t.co/rsEaVdn35v— Pat Bagley (@Patbagley) November 20, 2013
Walmart heirs and Walmart employees.
sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion… http://t.co/rsEaVdn35v— Pat Bagley (@Patbagley) November 20, 2013
THANK YOU @csa_asc @NASA @esa @JAXA_en @ISS_Research & many more for your #ISS15 inspirations & world-wide wave! So much space goodness!— ✨The Solar System✨ (@The_SolarSystem) November 21, 2013
Ashton Kutcher shames Walmart on Twitter bit.ly/1ivSmGQ #WalmartStrikers http://t.co/5YbZvocbOn #walmartelves— Ex #WalmartElves (@WalmartElves_) November 21, 2013
I’m about to pick up the phone to talk with Tom Joyner & the crew! Turn your radio to @TJMShow now: bitly.com/1cHcuRC #FarFromFinished— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) November 21, 2013
House GOP to take paid leave of absence to market Koch brothers plan to kill health coverage for working people nyti.ms/1awKFN7 #tcot— Blue DuPage (@BlueDuPage) November 21, 2013
Your honor, my client poses no flight risk. But could you hurry up with things? He's booked on a flight right after the proceedings. #Radel— David Waldman (@KagroX) November 21, 2013
Moooooorning Early Birds!
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