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President Obama visits John F Kennedy’s grave

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1:0 EST: President Obama visits John F. Kennedy’s grave to mark the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. In a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, the President is joined by the First Lady and Bill and Hillary Clinton

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Later:

7:10: President Obama Speaks at a Dinner in Honor of Medal of Freedom Awardees

8:40: Attends a Performance by Arturo Sandoval in Honor of Medal of Freedom Awardees at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Both will be streamed live.


142 Responses to “President Obama visits John F Kennedy’s grave”


  1. November 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm
  2. 7 CarolynfromDetroit
    November 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Chips, thanks so much for all you do to promote the good things that our wonderful President does.

  3. 9 57andfemale
    November 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    • 10 jacquelineoboomer
      November 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Love this. Corporations will try to make it work for them, but this administration will make sure there are enormous federal guidelines to follow as folks get enrolled directly.

    • 11 Churchlady320
      November 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      The site IS working quite well now. People are enrolling at a faster pace save in “Red” states where enrollments are actually being hindered. http://planetpov.com/2013/11/19/aca-is-working/

      • 12 57andfemale
        November 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

        I don’t think people realize how many people do not have access to a computer and/or enough experience to navigate a website. We need multiple avenues for people to sign up and we need a lot more information that is not internet-based. I can’t tell you how many people I talk to who don’t have a clue here in IL what’s available to them or how to get it. We might as well be in Alabama.

  4. 13 anniebella
    November 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Any pictures of FLOTUS.

  5. November 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm
    • 15 utaustinliberal
      November 20, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      America: Now, that you’ve gotten your Medal of Freedom, please stop putting your foot in your mouth.

      There’s only one President of the United States at this moment —–> Barack Obama.

  6. November 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm
  7. 18 Ceb
    November 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Good afternoon TOD.

  8. 20 anniebella
    November 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Have I wish our wonderful VP a Happy Birthday. Happy Birthday VP Biden.

  9. 22 Linda
    November 20, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Immigration Activists Converge On House Speaker Boehner’s Home To Demand Action On Reform

    Before the crack of dawn on Wednesday, more than 200 undocumented youths and their family members led a candlelight vigil for immigration reform outside of House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) house in Washington, D.C. Organizers, with the pro-immigration group United We Dream, held a mock Thanksgiving dinner as a symbol of the meal that organizers would not be able to share with loved ones who have been deported. They also asked House Republicans to stop obstructing advancement on immigration reform by using various excuses.

    According to some accounts, Boehner peered out his window, but never came outside. Cops were called to the home, but they allowed the rallygoers to stay so long as the event remained peaceful. Organizers stood outside Boehner’s home for an hour before they marched to his office. They will also stop by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) office later in the day.

    http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2013/11/20/2967021/activists-candlelightt-vigil-boehner-home/

    hhahaa the coward peeked out the window….

  10. 24 Jovie
    November 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm
  11. November 20, 2013 at 1:32 pm
  12. 26 GGail
    November 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    A few notes about the JFK Eternal Flame:

    HOUSTON — The eternal flame that burns at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of slain President John F. Kennedy is a newer version of a simple natural gas-fed mechanism that now sits in an unusual Houston museum.
    First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy requested an eternal flame at her husband’s grave just 24 hours before the burial on November 25, 1963. The assignment fell to a group of Army engineers who hastily constructed a flame out of a tiki torch and buried it in the ground. Jacqueline Kennedy lit the flame with a long wire that held a kerosene-soaked rag on the end.

    http://www.khou.com/news/cnn/JFKs-eternal-flame-sits-in-a-Houston-museum-232586211.html

  13. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    So many emotions for all of us today, as we watched the couple of ceremonies.

    First, to see our grand and elegant President award the medals at the White House to such a broad spectrum of important people, and yet to feel the love in that room for President Obama, as well, and his humility and humor ~ so touching.

    Second, the beautiful wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington … the most poignant moment of which, for me personally, was to see Caroline’s son Jack – representing her family – at the graveside. Tears came when I realized that not only are his grandfather and grandmother, Jack and Jacqueline, buried there … but he and his siblings were able to be loved in life by his grandmother Jackie, who didn’t pass away until Jack was a year old. I can still see a video clip in my mind of Jackie as she reached out to grab her two granddaughters from running off, while together on a vacation. (That family meant so much to me that I “vowed” to myself to try to be as loving and caring a grandmother as she seemed, when I got my chance!)

    For the entire Kennedy family, today wasn’t just a part of our country’s history books. Although I’m a little weak in the knees at this point, I’m so glad we all got to see it!

    • 28 daisydem
      November 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      Jacquelineoboomer … I too hold Jackie Kennedy (Jackie O) up as my ideal for a grandmother. I once read where she said she picked the grandkids up on a Sunday, took them to the park or for ice cream and it was lovely because then she returned them to their parents! Lol. I have no grandchildren as yet, but when my brother had a “second family” (he remarried years after a divorce, wife is younger and had never been married or had children, so voila! and as I told him when he announced they were pregnant, better you than me!) – I would take his young daughter and son (my niece and nephew) on a picnic, or to a playground, then a toy store – let them wade in a creek, etc. then return them! I got the fun … they get the work.

      • 29 daisydem
        November 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

        Oh and also …. I too love that family so much. I hold them dear in my heart and always will. I still think that with all their wealth and status, they truly were and are champions for every man, every American. They have been through so much, and no, they are not perfect, but they truly care for each other and I think for us as their fellow man. I have a box of clippings, and other memorabilia including the letter from John, Jr. and Caroline thanking me for my card after the passing of their mom. I will always treasure these things.

        • 30 jacquelineoboomer
          November 20, 2013 at 5:47 pm

          Your stories are beautiful, daisydem – and I love that you are a good aunt to your niece and nephew! Aunts and uncles are just the relief parents – and kids – need in their lives, along with grandparents – Ha. I also have some JFK memorabilia, but not the lovely treasure of a letter from John, Jr., and Caroline. Hold that close!

  14. November 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm
  15. 32 HZ
    November 20, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Moving ceremony of respect again from our President and First Lady. He is always so inclusive of making sure that honor and respect are two gentle and rightness components at his core. In that, good to see 42 and 44 together this morning. Caroline’s son looks so much like his grandfather.

    Moving me to tears because I can remember exactly where I was fifty years ago. We all road home from college on the bus in complete silence. Numb, just numb.

    Thank you so much, Chips for bringing history into our space. Your hard work is so very special to me. ((((((( Lots of loving hugs.)))))))

    Off to another appointment to my dentist. Then after the holidays, a three hours appointment to get to so more serious work. I have calmness in my space, but the nerves do not always walk side by side with the calmness. I am just human in my journey, but grateful to be here and be able to have insurance and a great dentist family.

    Be kind to your space and gentle on your spirits, TOD family. (((((((((Love)))))))))HZ

    • 33 carolyn
      November 20, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Not a one of us can forget where we were when we heard the awful news: I was standing by the window in a 10th grade English class, as my students were diagramming sentences on the board. (my first year of teaching) Suddenly the loudspeaker in the room crackled, and the principal came on and told us the horrific news. We all just sat, silent. Then……the weekend when we were all glued to our TV sets.

      HZ glad you’re having necessary dental work done. I had a series of dental work done about three years ago…bone grafts in my gums. I’m so glad that was done. My teeth and gums are so much healthier today because of those hours. I hope and pray you will have a similar healthy result.

      • 34 jacquelineoboomer
        November 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        I was in an 11th grade Stenography class in our Catholic high school, when our principal (let’s just say the sternest nun you might have encountered back then) came over the p.a. system and was crying while letting us know Pres. Kennedy had been shot, and to ask us to pray for him. Part of our shock was that she was crying – crying! – which instantly made us cry all the harder, grasping immediately the awful tragedy we were living through. Then we went to a Typing class, where that nun told us to “get our minds off this awful tragedy,” we would take a typing test. (Huh? I’m sure she just wanted to keep us busy, because she was sitting in the back of the classroom, crying herself.) And then the weekend, including seeing Oswald slain right before our eyes on live TV. We can never forget any of it, can we?

      • 35 jacquelineoboomer
        November 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm

        Well, make that my senior year – not that it matters here!

      • November 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm

        I think most of us were in classrooms at the time (California 5th grade for me).

        Although there was a loudspeaker announcement, our class heard from two boys (classmates) who came running in, breathless, to tell us (I don’t remember where they had been, maybe returning some audio-visual equipment). Then the loudspeaker announcement.

        I don’t remember what happened next, but I do know we were let out early (this was before helicopter parenting — we all had a way home, either by foot, bicycle or school bus).

        And yes, the entire long weekend was spent in front of our black-and-white TV, including Oswald’s murder on Sunday morning.

        • November 20, 2013 at 4:38 pm

          Arapaho415 you were just a baby back then. I was in eighth grade and my momma was in the hospital with pneumonia. The announcement came over the loud speaker. It sounded like the principal was crying as he gave the announcement.

    • 38 jacquelineoboomer
      November 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      All the best with your appointment, HZ, and thanks for your uplifting words.

    • 41 Linda
      November 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      The National Guard were there for her during the awful Moore tornado……

      She is just disgusting.

    • November 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      Okay, 57. What am I missing? How are they in compliance with federal law? I don’t get it.

      • 43 Linda
        November 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

        Defense Secretary Hagel calls out 9 states for refusing to issue military IDs to same-sex spouses

        Since Texas’ decision, eight other states have made similar decisions: Indiana, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina and West Virginia.

        http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/31/21268214-defense-secretary-hagel-calls-out-9-states-for-refusing-to-issue-military-ids-to-same-sex-spouses

        • November 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm

          The laws governing National Guards are crazy to me. As I understand it, the Governor is the CIC unless the President calls on them in the event of an emergency. So, I guess I’m wondering besides getting pissed, what Sec. Hagel can actually do.

      • 45 vcprezofan2
        November 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm

        These 2 UPDATES to the article seems to answer your question.

        1) Because all of Oklahoma’s National Guard ID-printing machines are now in place and operating on federal properties, the state is technically considered to be in compliance with federal directives. Married couples can only apply for benefits at those federal facilities, and not at any of the state-owned facilities.

        2) Gov. Fallin has tried to distance herself from this story, using social media to say, “To set the record straight – no National Guardsman in Oklahoma is being denied marriage benefits. Stories that suggest otherwise are false.” This is technically true, but those benefits can now only be obtained at federal facilities in Oklahoma, which could require couples to drive extended distances even when there are are state facilities closer by.

        • November 20, 2013 at 10:23 pm

          Thanks, VC. It just seems the federal government should have some recourse, other than a lawsuit, when states skirt federal law.

          • 47 vcprezofan2
            November 20, 2013 at 10:30 pm

            I hear you. Frankly I wish the Feds had some recourse when legislators state their intent to, then do, sabotage governance, other than the next election. That’s too far off IMO.

    • November 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      57&F

      Carolyn had the best response to this appalling news from Oklahoma last night (see TOD link in tweet):

  16. 52 GGail
    November 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Chipsticks, thank you so much for TOD.

    I’m here at work, yet, I’ve been able to follow the President around everywhere today and any other day that is noteworthy to us as American’s.

    I’m humbly thank you my dear friend.

  17. November 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Why do I love my job? Because I get to give cute Australian women directions to a nearby burger joint.

  18. November 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Telegrams of note to Jacqueline Kennedy after that Nov day 50 years ago, including grams from MLK and Medgar Evers wife:

    • 55 jacquelineoboomer
      November 20, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      Wow. I remember some of those, but I’m not sure I ever saw Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s. This line from his note struck me like a dagger: “As a former comrade in arms, his death kills something within me.” (In other ways, that pretty much sums up what we all felt 50 years ago, those of us alive to see it.)

  19. November 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Just saw the interview by the WSJ – wow. Someone interviewing who’s actually interested in the answers, and then – Professor Obama Explaining !

    Thanks !

  20. November 20, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I love our POTUS and FLOTUS. They honor our country with their grace.

    Remembering JFK’s sudden and horrific death is always an emotional and difficult time. For some of us, the memories are still very sharp and painful. I can hardly speak as I recall the sound of that horse-drawn caisson carrying his coffin slowly to his resting place.

    • 58 sjterrid
      November 20, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      I was almost 8 when President Kennedy was killed. I, also, remember watching the funeral on TV, and like you I still can remember the sound of the horse-drawn caisson carrying his coffin.

  21. November 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Handsome Joe:

  22. November 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    On the road and missed the services but will catch up later. We were all devastated by the news of Kennedy’s death. He was as loved here in Canada as anywhere else. I was writing my high school history exam. The principal pulled out my teacher to give him the news. He waited until we were all done before sharing the news. The whole school was awash with crying girls and boys. The days following were equally awful.

  23. November 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Ok, I have to start watching BBC and France24 again. I had no idea that there was someone carrying out random gun attacks in Paris.

  24. 62 Nena20409
    November 20, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Interesting. Early Americans? From Sibera Russia?

  25. 63 57andfemale
    November 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm
  26. 64 57andfemale
    November 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Effing, spineless, worthless Dem’s. Instead of giving a damn what kind of decent health care their constituents get, they bow to Republican lies, distortion and sabotage. Eff. Them. All.

    “There are now eight co-sponsors for Landrieu’s effort. Those who are up for re-election in 2014 are Kay Hagan (D-NC), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mark Pryor (D-AK.) and Udall. The others are Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN). Senate leadership, so far, has taken the position that the administration’s executive level fix to the problem of cancelled insurance policies is adequate, and hasn’t announced any plans to bring the legislation to a vote.”

    • November 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      You know I’m right there with you. They make me want to hit something. I wrote them a little letter that I think you’d probably agree with…Dear Piss and Moan Party….http://thepoliticalpragmatic.blogspot.com/2013/11/dear-piss-and-moan-party.html

      • 66 57andfemale
        November 20, 2013 at 5:05 pm

        FayPax, I am totally sick to death of them jumping on whatever RWNJ bandwagon scares them a little. It just sends me over the edge.

      • 69 purpleshoesla
        November 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

        I like; captures what I’m feeling to the T. I faxed and emailed my senator (Feinstein) a scathing letter last Friday after watching how the entire city of SF came together (she became Mayor of SF after Dan White assassinated Mayor Moscone and Harvey Milk) to support #SFBatKid. In 2012, she got the most popular votes of ANY US Senator in history and this is how she thanks her constituents by making sure they get to keep their substandard insurance policies. Not to mention stabbing our illustrious Prez in the back after she rode his coattails to victory last November. I am getting enraged all over again. Time for another letter.

        I also promptly unsubscribed this weekend from Merkley’s email list after receiving another hair on fire email from him about how his seat’s being targeted by the GOP in 2014. After pressing “unsubscribe from all” I was asked to provide a comment why and said “Because you are supporting that “dumb ass” bill by Senator Landrieu to “reform” the ACA. What good is fillibuster reform that you are always screaming about if this is the kind of crap you are then going to try and force onto the American people? Don’t. Send. Me. Another. Effing. Email.” No doubt my comment is in the black hole of the Internet but the unsubscribe button in his email apparently worked.

        • November 20, 2013 at 5:23 pm

          I’m too sick of Feinstein. In fact all those old folks who have been rotting in Congress need to go home. I work too hard for them and then they defeat themselves. I want reps who stand up for what’s right, just because it’s right. Not these Dems… just a bunch of weasels. And by the way…I didn’t send my letter to anyone, it’s just a posting. :)

    • November 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      These people are notorious for being a thorn in our side. Landrieu was not for ACA in the first place and we know that Manchin is a DINO

      • 72 57andfemale
        November 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm

        Udall should know better. What the eff is up with Feinstein on this?

        Watch Boehner circle the wagons with that Raydal cocaine-buyer, and our motley crew can’t figure out that the problem is slimy insurance companies? You want to change the law? Then do it for something meaningful and substantive, like Medicare for 55 and over, and some cost control regulations. You don’t give insurance companies the right to continue to sell junk policies, which is the problem ACA can fix.

        I’m really steaming over this.

    • 73 Linda
      November 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      I think that legislation would be deemed Unconstitutional in court.

      Congress cannot force a private insurance company to do that by making a law.

  27. 75 Judith Fardig
    November 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Such a poignant ceremony at President Kennedy’s grave. Yes, we all have painfully vivid memories of that awful day. I was in my junior high science class, and because I was the student council president got pulled out of class to make the P.A. announcement to the school through choking sobs. My dad was in the Washington State Legislature at the time, so the whole family went to a memorial service in Olympia in the Capitol later that week. I still have that Life Magazine memorial issue with the black border. Our parents gave each of their 5 kids a copy of it for Christmas.

    If we did something about too many damn guns on our streets, we could reduce the risk of this happening again.

    • November 20, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Amazing story, about the Life magazines.

      I wonder how your Father’s colleagues felt at that time, since they were immersed in the business of politics and legislation.

      • 77 Judith Fardig
        November 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm

        Life as we knew it stopped for several days as Americans across the political spectrum tried to cope with such a horrific loss. As I recall, most of the legislature was at that service, and we shared an outpouring of grief. Music from a children’s choir was a balm to our spirits.

        JFK, RFK, MLK – these losses shaped my growing-up.

  28. November 20, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I wasn’t going to tell, because just thinking about it makes me steam, but I gave a speech on Sunday to a group of academics. I got the impression that because I’m Black they felt I had some special insight into the heart and mind of the President. Mind you, the speech had absolutely nothing to do with politics. Of course healthcare came up and I swear…ignorance abounds. Have you ever been so angry that all you could do was weep because you couldn’t knock the hell out of anyone? That’s the way I felt.

    They don’t remember that the launch of the new Medicare program was a disaster.  Millions of seniors (some of them and their parents) faced the prospect of going without life-saving medicines because of untrained pharmacists and computer glitches. More than a dozen states declared health emergencies because sick, elderly and disabled people were being turned away, overcharged at pharmacies or received the wrong medication.

    Still, unlike today’s Republican Governors who are denying Medicaid coverage to their constituents, Democratic governors spent billions of dollars to assure seniors had access to the new benefits under Medicare. No good deed….

    • 80 Judith Fardig
      November 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      FayPax – thanks for being the voice of reason and sanity in the midst of even academics’ ignorance.

  29. 81 Nena20409
    November 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    So it was Joe Scarborough who got Phil Griffin to make Bashir to apologize?

    Hmm? Now people we know unequivocally now who runs MSNBC.

    Keith Olbermann, gone. Phil Donahue gone. Tucker Carlson, Pat Buchanan, Michael Savahe, Alan Keyes were all once employees of MSNBC, including Dylan Ratigan. And Scarborough survived.

    So Joe Scarborough the notorious wife cheater, a guy who had a 26 yrs intern die in his office is bragging of having Martin Bashir make to apologize? I am sick to my stomach. JoeScar has said nasty things against Ms. Pelosi, president Obama, Harry Reid, etc without ever made to apologize.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/scarborough-when-someone-on-msnbc-says-horrific-things-i-go-straight-to-griffin/

    Malzberg asked Scarborough why MSNBC hadn’t suspended Bashir or publicly reprimanded him. Obviously hesitant to comment on internal matters, the Morning Joe host suggested that, much like how Fox chief Roger Ailes doesn’t allow his hosts to attack each other, MSNBC’ers are unable to do the same.

    However, he did say:

    Every time something horrific is said like that, I go in and I talk to Phil Griffin, who I’m good friends with. And I say, Phil, this is unacceptable. Either they apologize for it or I’m going to bring it up myself.
    Scarborough agreed with Malzberg that Bashir’s words were “deplorable” and he is “glad” his colleague made such a “heartfelt” apology. “I can guarantee you he didn’t write all of that by himself,” he added.

  30. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2013 at 4:52 pm
    • 87 Linda
      November 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Ezra couldn’t even discuss the subject….. he was awful.

      • 88 jacquelineoboomer
        November 20, 2013 at 5:02 pm

        I must admit I had him muted. He’s lost all credibility. Like Chuck Todd, he should have stayed with the charts and graphs and statistics.

        • 89 Linda
          November 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm

          They were talking about the latest ” scandal ” that PBO fudged the Sept. 2012 unemployment numbers…

          Issa will be holding hearings..

          Ezra did say that it is ridiculous to claim that because the October numbers caused the rate to go back up….so why would the lower them in Sept but raise them just a few days before the election.

          • 90 jacquelineoboomer
            November 20, 2013 at 5:33 pm

            Maybe Issa can write a book called “Scandalous Republican Hearings to Waste Time,” and we can file it in the Goofball Republican section of the library with “Bushisms.”

  31. 91 Lb4Obama
    November 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    This tea bagging scum is my representative. Ugh!

    Radel has been seen out and about here in Naples partying with the big Boehner at local drinking establishments over the past year. I know people who have seen them. The Boehner won’t show him the door. He is one of his drinking buddies here in paradise! Pathetic.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/john-boehner-cocaine-controversy-trey-radel-100148.html?hp=t1_3

  32. 92 57andfemale
    November 20, 2013 at 5:20 pm
  33. 93 57andfemale
    November 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm
  34. 94 57andfemale
    November 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm
  35. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm
  36. 104 Nena20409
    November 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20131120/NEWS/311200128?nclick_check=1
    On FL Rep Trey Radel………

    There is a history of addictive behavior in his family.
    /////

    “That is one of the things that was probably an influence,” Skip Radel said. “His mother was alcoholic. We lost her very tragically.”

    Kathy Radel, Trey’s mother, died at her son’s wedding reception on Dec. 31, 2009.

    “When they served dinner,” Skip Radel said, “she got a piece of steak caught in her throat, couldn’t clear it and just died in front of everybody. It was just awful.”⬛

    ////

    I see the teabagger was troubled long before he came to DC as a freshman.

  37. November 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm
  38. 109 Nena20409
    November 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    This took place about 3 weeks ago
    At the JFK Burial ground

  39. 112 57andfemale
    November 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    There aren’t enough swear words for how I feel:

  40. 113 dotster3
    November 20, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Cokehead Congressman Trey (Henry) Radel often talked about drugs according to his former radio producer, said the coke in Columbia, named as his fave vacation destination, was “crazy, man”. Emerging details that he was a long time buyer, user, sharer of cocaine does not seem to bother the Republican leadership in the least.

    http://www.news-press.com/article/20131120/NEWS01/131120010/Radio-producer-says-Radel-often-talked-about-cocaine

  41. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I don’t remember seeing this interview before, with Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg and her son Jack (JFK’s grandson). Lovely. Apparently, he gave other interviews, which I also missed!

    • November 20, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      Jack is wonderful! Wow and he has dimples, too. Love the way they both swatted back Crowley’s obnoxious RW talking points. UGH.

      • 116 jacquelineoboomer
        November 20, 2013 at 7:11 pm

        I couldn’t stand the fact Crowley was even in the interview. She looked as though she couldn’t even keep her thoughts together – probably because she realized whose company she was in!

        But Caroline and Jack were just their “normal” and calm and sweet selves!

        He’s so tall, isn’t he? Looked taller than the Prez today.

  42. 117 vcprezofan2
    November 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Okay, now I have to figure out how to turn the ‘Back in 5mins-ish’ sign around. Hmmmmm.

  43. November 20, 2013 at 6:15 pm
  44. November 20, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    SWEET!!

  45. November 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    MORE SWEEET!!

  46. 131 Nena20409
    November 20, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/congressman-busted-for-cocaine-to-hold-10-30pm-et-press-conference

    Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL), who pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine on Wednesday, will hold a press conference at 10:30pm ET tonight at his Cape Coral office.

    House Speaker John Boehner’s office (R-OH) is not expected to call for his resignation or any further disciplinary action.

  47. 136 dotster3
    November 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm
  48. 138 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    If you can appropriately “like” the name of an antimissile weapons system, it would be this one, designated “David’s Sling.” Hope it’s not needed, of course.

  49. November 20, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Gloria Steinem talks about the events of today and her views on history and the status of women:

    http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/11/20/nr-intv-gloria-steinem-medal-of-honor.cnn.html

  50. 140 Anna
    November 20, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    My sister is one of those “teacher people”, so disliked by Repukes, she is subjected to random drug testing, out the door if positive. I say same should go for those paid by our tax dollars, that is you Congress People, positive drug test, out the door. First up is Boehner.


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