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123 Responses to “A Long Night?”


  1. November 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Congrats on 1st COS!!!

    Looks like it, Chips!!!

  2. 13 vcprezofan2
    November 23, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Chips, I’ve figured something out – a bit late, but fairly reliable. Anytime I’m sending you a note or responding to you in any fashion I can guarantee that I’ll refresh and you would have sneaked in a new post. Really weird! :grin:

  3. 18 forus50
    November 23, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    So some RWNT tweeted about Kerry’s “two failed trips to Geneva” and “when will he learn”. I don’t get how they can be so hideously stupid or hateful or both. How do you ever get to the point of having peace without going to Geneva. I guess shuttle diplomacy is a good idea but two trips is just ridiculous.

    • 19 forus50
      November 23, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      well a typo or I created a new name: Right Wing Nut Tosser. :)

      • 20 desertflower
        November 23, 2013 at 6:33 pm

        I was wondering what that meant:) Nut tosser is reasonable…

        • 21 forus50
          November 23, 2013 at 6:39 pm

          I’m going to start a petition here about The Blog Tyrant not allowing us to edit our own comments after posting. It’s wrong and unfair and this cannot stand! :)

    • November 23, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      Their desperate desire for anything and everything this admin attempts to achieve, regardless of how good it might be for America and the world, is mindblowing, Forus. They are just consumed with hate.

      • 23 africa
        November 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm

        And it is so blatant.

      • November 23, 2013 at 7:27 pm

        This is sadly true, Chips. I don’t know how they manage to live such a negative existence. There’s so much good in the world, and so much good being done by this Administration.

        • November 23, 2013 at 7:33 pm

          Hiya Theo, and these are the people who call themselves the true ‘patriots’, yet they wish nothing but ill on America and all its people simply because of who’s in the White House. It’s all beyond me.

    • 26 Nena20409
      November 23, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      In their wicked racist selvers, many righties wish and want pres Obama to fail. So long as he is POTUS, their hate clouds their patriotic views for the hate baked, broiled, cooked and steamed since 2007……5 plus years is about a child in in preschool age, stagnated and dwarfed from growth of their own ideological making.

  4. November 23, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Ah, I’ve been out most of the day and came here to get the update. As usual, easy as PIE. Thank you, Chips!!

  5. 46 forus50
    November 23, 2013 at 6:32 pm
  6. 47 desertflower
    November 23, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Ali Gharib ‏@Ali_Gharib 2m
    Araghchi said deal must “recogniz(e) #Iran’s right to enrich, practically and verbally,” acc to @lou_reuters et al http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/23/us-iran-nuclear-enrichment-idUSBRE9AM0DT20131123
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  7. 49 Elly in Maryland
    November 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I have not been following closely enough to know the answer to this – what role, if any, does the US Congress have in all this? Do they have to agree to some treaty? If so is it Senate and House, or just Senate? I can imagine them trying to screw up everything

  8. 52 desertflower
    November 23, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I haven’t had butterflies like this in some time…..so anxious for a done deal….

    • 53 vcprezofan2
      November 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm
    • 54 africa
      November 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Hey DF. Me, too. I have been terribly busy today, but make quick peeks here and twitter looking for answers. Can’t wait. :) :)

      • 55 desertflower
        November 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm

        Hi, africa…I think that what so many of us are doing…trying to go about our day, but conscious of how important this is, and always checking back in for any smiggin of news. I can’t wait either….this will deserve a world wide toast!

  9. 56 desertflower
    November 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Laura Rozen ‏@lrozen 2m
    exhausted, no sense if in 2 hrs we have 3 hrs press conferences or told mtng continuing. RT @farnazhm: @lrozen where is everyone?
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  10. November 23, 2013 at 6:50 pm
  11. 58 utaustinliberal
    November 23, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    *Crosses Fingers* because there’s always hope and the world needs this deal to happen.

  12. November 23, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Important ….

  13. November 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm
  14. November 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Hello everyone… thanks for the excellent updates Ms Chips! Congrats on first COS. It’s almost 1.00 a.m. over here, praying for a deal soon. So comforting to be able to check in with TOD for the latest REAL news. THANK YOU again!

  15. 65 desertflower
    November 23, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    It’s a BFD

    Scott Peterson ‏@peterson__scott 44m
    RT @erfan_metal99: @peterson__scott @HamidRezaAz now in tehran 2:46 AM & all my family member are awake to follow #GenevaTalks news
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  16. 66 forus50
    November 23, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Iranians not minding hanging in there too.

  17. November 23, 2013 at 7:07 pm
  18. November 23, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    :D :D :D :D

  19. 74 desertflower
    November 23, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    The Iranians aren’t that different from us…this young, educated and vibrant country elected a leader that would free them from the dictatorial mindset and old ways of the past. We did the same…..I hold hope in my hands with them

  20. 77 globalcitizenlinda
    November 23, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    it very easy to destroy but very hard to build;

    yes diplomacy requires extreme patience – wondering if my hot head could succeed at it!!!

  21. November 23, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    :D :D :D :D

  22. 82 globalcitizenlinda
    November 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm
  23. 83 desertflower
    November 23, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    “With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”
    Sir Thomas Buxton (1786-1845);
    British Member Of Parliament

  24. 84 Vicki
    November 23, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Checking in from Lower Manhattan. I saw A.R.Gurneys new play in a small neighborhood theater and then went for dinner. All good, But
    I could not wait to get to my computer and see what TOD was saying.

    Apparently you guys have been fierce and focused as usual and SOS Kerry’s mission is ongoing and hope is very much alive. I want this to work so much. I want it for PBO and his team to succeed, I admit that, but also because it will right a terrible wrong. I never really could grasp the arrogance that made it ok for us to tell Iran what they could and couldn’t do.

    I am not going against Israel or betraying my jewish heritage when I rejoice that President Obama has a Farsi speaker on staff. I love my country but I will not hate other countries reflexively.

    (My kitchen window looks directly into the World Tade Center property, so don’t tell me I ive in some hippie fairytale or bubble. I know how much damage hate can do.)

    • 85 desertflower
      November 23, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Hello Vicki in Tribeca??? I’m guessing…..worked on Leonard between Brdwy/ Church…I miss the city:) Come stay with us and hopefully celebrate the good news. Why would you ever think that you’d be betraying your heritage because of a Farsi speaker on PBO staff? We all long for the same things for ourselves in this global community we call home.

      • 86 Vicki
        November 23, 2013 at 7:36 pm

        Tribeca it is. 37 years. before it had a name, a drug store, or a grocerystore.

        I feel disloyal whenever I confront my despair about Netanyahoo and Israeli belligerence.
        Jewish “other” upbringing is powerful.
        Everything is framed as “Is it good for the Jews?”

    • November 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Wow, Vicki, you are in the thick of it. There was an SF pastry chef that had just gone to NYC to work at WOW and she died on 9/11. PBO has done so much to deal with it but there is still so much work to do.

      Sounds like you had a lovely evening. I went to see the new film “Nebraska.” Incredible acting but very heavy.

  25. 88 desertflower
    November 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    “I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
    Christopher Reeve (1952-2004);
    Actor, Producer, Director, And Writer; Best Known For His Role As Superman

  26. 89 forus50
    November 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    “the right to uranium enrichment” is an interesting discussion with this article discussing that international agreements and treaties do not explicitly address it. In fact all are silent on it. So I think the issue is that the US and EU and Russia would be fine with the Iran agreement being silent on it but the Iranians want the language included. I’m kind of guessing on that part but I think it’s a reasonable guess.

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    The issue is highly political for Iran, as it deems the right to produce atomic energy a matter of national pride and achievement. Decades of sanctions have made Iranians wary of relying on foreign suppliers of high technology.

    But a senior U.S. official said on the eve of the Geneva talks that Washington did not believe that any country, not just Iran, had this right.

    Article Four “is silent on the issue. It neither confers a right nor denies a right. So we don’t believe it is inherently there”, the senior Obama administration official said.

    Samore said the United States and its allies have been making an additional argument: that whatever Iran’s rights under the NPT might be, they have been superseded by a series of U.N. Security Council resolutions in the last seven years demanding that Iran suspend its enrichment activities.
    ////
    “I think it is understood that Iran will have some kind of enrichment program at the end of the day,” said proliferation expert Mark Hibbs of the Carnegie Endowment think tank.

    http://news.yahoo.com/q-enrich-uranium-iran-says-yes-u-no-074821872.html

  27. 90 desertflower
    November 23, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”
    Earl Nightingale (1921-1989);
    Entrepreneur, Motivational Author

  28. November 23, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Wow.

    Tragedy in Latvia.

    • November 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      Incredible story Arapaho415, they built a friggin’ garden on the roof of the building so, naturally, when there was heavy rain, the weight brought it down. And it actually won an architectural award. Astonishing.

  29. 94 globalcitizenlinda
    November 23, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    ok!

    some people have a way with words!

  30. November 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm
  31. November 23, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    In my hand: a delicious gimlet. On my computer: you fine folks, waiting to see what happens in Geneve. On my television: God help me, The Ashes.

    Cricket: The only sport in the world where a fielder has the time to sign autographs DURING PLAY.

  32. 102 forus50
    November 23, 2013 at 7:35 pm
  33. 103 Jovie
    November 23, 2013 at 7:36 pm
  34. 104 Nena20409
    November 23, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Awesome for a Saturday Night entertainment.

    A Smile for all TOD Nation.

    Take a look, please ;)

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/11/nba-pistons-usher-kid-dance/

  35. 105 forus50
    November 23, 2013 at 7:38 pm
  36. November 23, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Typical, disgusting CNN

    • 107 desertflower
      November 23, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      Could they find a more hateful POS?? Who fucking CARES what this hater has to say about ANYTHING! Oh…I forgot. TeaNN

    • 108 Nena20409
      November 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      CNN is beyond embarrassment at this point in their 33 yrs on air.

      Having an extremist regious bigot on gets TeaNN what exactly? Seriously, can they just give up at this time. No one cares any more as TeaNN becomes more than a punch line.

  37. 109 HZ
    November 23, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Chips, thanks for this space.

    Danny looks so brilliant. Looks like he is watching the president give his SOTU Speech. Danny: handsome, brilliant, and so blessed to have you.

    Keeping good thoughts moving in our space for this deal. We are so blessed to have worked so hard to get President Barack Obama elected as our president.HZ

    • November 23, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      “Looks like he is watching the president give his SOTU Speech.”

      :lol: That’s exactly what it looks like HZ!!!! Love and hugs to you, our beloved!

    • November 23, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      Good evening, dear HZ. Hope you are doing well and enjoying the gorgeous weather. PBO is coming to CA on Monday!!

      • 113 HZ
        November 23, 2013 at 7:57 pm

        A beautiful good evening to my wonderful neighbor. Loving the cool weather. My candles are giving some love to the wonderful coolness of the early evening.

        Yes, so elated knowing that PBO will be in our great state. What a joy to even think about it. You will be close to him as well. Best of time.HZ

  38. 115 forus50
    November 23, 2013 at 7:41 pm
  39. November 23, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    And this is what scares the shit out of Bibi:

  40. 118 forus50
    November 23, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    It would be just so sad if the Iranian press is as bad as the US. One of them in Tehran is reporting a deal but others are saying it’s not true.

  41. November 23, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Meanwhile, more adventures in our post-racial America.

  42. November 23, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Exhausted reporters, with karaoke in the background, in the lobby of the Geneva Intercontinental.

  43. 123 Jovie
    November 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Their ya go Kerry, Home Boy notches one.
    Nice job!!!


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