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Let Funny Reign

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106 Responses to “Let Funny Reign”


  1. November 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Holla! Watching BBC4. I love the Internet.

  2. 2 susanne
    November 24, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    i’m #2? really? is everybody off watching bbc4? :)

  3. 8 susanne
    November 24, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    bringing this over from end of last thread:

    aloha chips and tods
    i’m so proud of president obama, and secretary kerry, and everyone involved in the historic and momentous accord that was just created in geneva. and i’m equally confident our president has many more extraordinary and game-changing successes ahead.

    this piece in our local news might interest you, about the time when president kennedy came to hawaii. pbo would have been a very ltitle boy, but i like to think his mom took him to see the president. surely, she would not have missed it!

    ‘ When Kennedy left Waikiki he encountered a huge crowd. More than 100,000 people lined the streets. … “Was there anybody that stayed home? I think everybody on Oahu was there,” Paty said. ‘

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24048116/jfk-remembered-a-look-back-at-the-presidents-hawaii-visit

    • 9 jacquelineoboomer
      November 24, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Wonderful! Thanks for sharing that.

      When JFK was campaigning in our city, I was in high school. My mother went to see and hear him from her nearby downtown office. Even though I already loved him, I, however, went to the local luncheonette after school for sodas and cigarettes with my friends. Dumbest thing I ever did, in a political junkie sense!!!!!

  4. 10 mtmarilyn
    November 24, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Seems like I have been the last person on the previous thread. Here is some interesting historical information.

    Our local paper had an interesting article about the Secret Service agent who taught little John, John to salute. The agent lived in Great Falls and passed away in 2008. He was in charge of Caroline and John. Jackie asked him to watch John, John during the funeral and to keep him entertained he taught John to salute. I don’t remember reading about this before. It’s an interesting part of history.

    Here is the link http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/jfk-funeral-montana-man-played-role-in-iconic-john-jr/article_204be756-549a-11e3-9b72-0019bb2963f4.html

    • November 25, 2013 at 2:43 am

      I read it somewhere before. I think it was the Secret Service Agent in charge of Jackie in his book. He thought he was being demoted by watching FLOTUS, not because it was Jackie, but because he thought he would be going to Ladies teas, etc. He couldn’t have been more surprised. He was the only SS to get to the car the Kennedy’s were in. Close observers of the scene saw his face contorted with grief and his fist pounding the trunk. They knew it meant only one thing. They had also seen the first and second bullet hit the President. They could hardly tell what they saw, but they were being honest to a heartbreak. I watched a special on JFK that was on National Geographic that was all local coverage. I hadn’t seen anything like it before. There wasn’t any Cronkite or Huntley-Brinkley. It was the people getting the interviews with the people there to see the Kennedy’s. Raw stuff.

  5. 12 hopefruit2
    November 24, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    ROTFLMAO…They just had to drag PBO in this mess!

    • 13 amk for obama
      November 24, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      who is r.kelly and what did he/she do?

      • 14 hopefruit2
        November 24, 2013 at 11:28 pm

        R & B (male) singer from the ’90/00′s. I’m not sure exactly what he did but I’m inferring that he probably was trying to sing at tonight’s music show.

    • 15 utaustinliberal
      November 24, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      Apparently he and Lady Gaga did some Oval Officesque performance at the AMAs. My timeline was lighting up with puzzlement, befuddlement, and WTF?

      I like this tweeter’s reaction.

      • 16 amk for obama
        November 24, 2013 at 11:34 pm

        gag. wtf indeed.

      • November 25, 2013 at 2:49 am

        I’m guessing Lady Gaga is trying to be Marilyn Monroe. Might have worked with Clinton, but not Pres. Obama. Stupid idea.

        • 19 jackiegrumbacher
          November 25, 2013 at 7:53 am

          Carol, I don’t know R. Kelly, but Lady Gaga and the collective choreographers and directors blew it big time. This is stupid and insulting and hurts both of these idiots, rather than the present. I’m sure Michelle–if she heard of it–had some choice words for them.

      • 21 hopefruit2
        November 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

        Oh my…BARF…what’s with the PBO-obsession in these music award shows?!?!?

        Gone are the days when music awards shows could stand on their own. They now must have a gimmick which almost always includes some reference to PBO in their crap. I agree with Jackie and the others. This is tacky and makes them look ridiculous.

      • 22 Anna Luc
        November 25, 2013 at 9:16 am

        R. Kelly is the rapper who was arrested for videoing himself having sex with and peeing on a minor. So, there ain’t much low-down s**t he can do that would surprise me. Lady Gaga that’s a disappointment. But finding a way to denigrate some portion of the African-American community a la miley cyrus seems to be the music awards thing this year.

  6. 23 jacquelineoboomer
    November 24, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Henri! Who knew?

  7. 28 jacquelineoboomer
    November 24, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Wow – take care, anybody in that area of our country!

    • 29 jackiegrumbacher
      November 25, 2013 at 7:57 am

      Well, JOB, it is definitely marching eastward. We have chilling weather in the teens and predictions for snow before and on Thanksgiving. This is NOT normal weather for November.

  8. 31 jacquelineoboomer
    November 24, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    I’m not pushing any MoveOn petition, but – wow – looks as though chickens are coming home to roost. Or should I say peacocks.

  9. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    November 24, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Not sure if I’m the last to see this, but, here, Cornyn further proves what a pompous ass he is.

  10. 33 jacquelineoboomer
    November 24, 2013 at 11:41 pm
  11. 34 Sara
    November 24, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    I know that journalists have an important role to play in society, but I don’t think the majority of them are acting responsibly … and I’m sick of them. Here’s a quote from Teddy Roosevelt :

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. ”

    That’s my President he’s talking about! (even if he died 42 years before PBO was born :))

    [quoted today http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/319346/slide_319346_2966864_free.jpg?1380657939911%5D

  12. 47 Dudette
    November 25, 2013 at 1:26 am
  13. 49 jacquelineoboomer
    November 25, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Goodnight, TODville!

  14. 53 Dudette
    November 25, 2013 at 1:42 am
  15. 54 Dudette
    November 25, 2013 at 1:48 am
  16. 55 CaliCat
    November 25, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I’ve really come to loathe my hometown online new website, SFGate (SF Chronicle). They are relentless with their anti Obama slant. I can’t even go there anymore for local news because I get hit with their Fox News lite garbage. Since PBO is coming to SF they have an article up talking about how his visit will be marred by plummeting poll numbers and how he’ll be greeted by even more protesters than usual blah, blah, blah. It’s Obama doom-n-gloom all day long. I’m starting to wonder if the Koch Bros bought the Chronicle some where along the way.

    • 56 Dudette
      November 25, 2013 at 2:13 am

      That really sad, CaliCat.
      SF Chronicle is owned by Hearst Corporation. I don’t know if they have any connection to Koch Industries, but they are definitely the same folks who screwed up the A&E(cable tv) Networks — A&E, Bio, History, Lifetime, etc.

    • November 25, 2013 at 3:33 am

      I just read that article, too. It’s so over the top doom and gloom, it’s like the all the rest.

      SF Chronicle loves to play up the left-wing purist angle. Every time PBO visits, the local media only highlight the protestors and the PUMAs and the professional progressive left whiners who pop up to make disappointment sound bite noise. I’ve personally been to events where there are 5000 cheering attendees and maybe 8 people protesting outside and they will only focus on tight shots of the protestors to make it seem like a horde. It’s stupid and off-the-shelf media blather.

      I haven’t been able to find out when PBO is scheduled to be at the immigration speech. I think he’s doing at least 3 events: the speech, a luncheon at the Jazz Center and an IT roundtable discussion at Mark Benioff’s home. I was hoping to catch his motorcade but not sure of the timing of his appearances.

  17. 60 Dudette
    November 25, 2013 at 1:57 am
  18. 61 Dudette
    November 25, 2013 at 2:16 am

    This sounds like another President we all know and love…

  19. November 25, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Bottom line ….

    rest well everyone …

    #FORWARD

  20. November 25, 2013 at 2:26 am

    My thoughts involve SOS Kerry running for POTUS again in 2016. He lost last time due to swift boating. Dems do not usually try again, but Repubs do. Thoughts?

    • November 25, 2013 at 2:47 am

      I don’t think that’s going to happen. The animosity against his wife still exists, and I think he’ll be tired after four years as SOS by the time 2016 rolls around. Americans aren’t famous for replacing media-spun caricatures with reality and facts. I don’t think he can overcome the image that’s been painted of him – wrongfully, though it may be.

      • 66 susanne
        November 25, 2013 at 3:13 am

        all that you say is true. i love that kerry said, oh, gosh, the other side is criticizing the president? with a laugh. he undercut their super-serious critiques by treating them as the joke they are. his dignity after what was done to him, and his sense of honor, in continuing to serve, is truly awesome.

    • 67 susanne
      November 25, 2013 at 3:08 am

      we were having the same conversation here. i’m so glad he’s had this opportunity to step into the spotlight. he’d have made an excellent president, and i’d vote for him again.

  21. 68 Dudette
    November 25, 2013 at 2:38 am
    • 69 susanne
      November 25, 2013 at 3:19 am

      i love this, dudette. this is the only way we’ll see change. women have to teach their sons, but even more importantly, men have to teach their sons. and we must teach our daughters to demand respect.

  22. 70 susanne
    November 25, 2013 at 4:14 am

    ‘ Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), one of the first two female combat veterans to serve in the U.S. Congress and an emerging leader on veterans’ issues, and Charles Best, Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org, a pioneering online charity that connects individual donors with public school teachers to meet classroom teaching needs, have been named this year’s recipients of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. The awards will be presented by Jack Schlossberg, John F. Kennedy’s grandson and a member of the New Frontier Award Committee, at 6:00 p.m. on November 25, 2013 during a ceremony at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. ‘

    http://damontucker.com/2013/11/24/congresswomen-tulsi-gabbard-to-receive-john-f-kennedy-new-frontier-award-tomorrow/

  23. 71 susanne
    November 25, 2013 at 4:44 am

    …aaaand good night.

  24. 72 amk for obama
    November 25, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Loved this movie.

  25. 73 amk for obama
    November 25, 2013 at 5:45 am
  26. 75 amk for obama
    November 25, 2013 at 5:55 am

    LOL. Well dun, bt.

  27. 76 amk for obama
    November 25, 2013 at 6:01 am
  28. 77 Dudette
    November 25, 2013 at 7:40 am

    A few days old now, but very funny
    (yes, it’s a parody account)

    • 78 elo4obama/biden
      November 25, 2013 at 9:47 am

      This was one of the comments- I’ll have to research more on this. No wonder our President picked Joe Biden for VP. If he was to run for President he’d have MY vote…and my help with money and time!

      Johnson missed some spots:
      Joe Biden was 71 this week–but he negotiated a nuclear treaty with the Soviets when he was still in his 30s.

      In the 90s, he negotiated hostage releases with Qaddafi and a peace treaty with Milosevic.

      And none of this happened over the phone–he flew to those places and talked to these people face-to-face.

      He also WROTE the Violence Against Women Act.

      The GOP doesn’t have anyone on its bench who even approaches his stature–and that’s not spin, it’s just the way it is.

  29. November 25, 2013 at 7:41 am
  30. 81 Dudette
    November 25, 2013 at 7:50 am
  31. 82 desertflower
    November 25, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Morning! Just catching up…

  32. 83 dotster3
    November 25, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Andrea Israel Mitchell is negatively blabbing away on Today Show with “historic mistake?” on the screen, saying Nutunyahoo is intensely furious about the Iran deal and PBO kept his closest allies, Israel and………..Saudi Arabia…. out of the loop. A one-sided, highly partisan report, no depth or objectivity, divisive and dishonest.

  33. 86 desertflower
    November 25, 2013 at 8:21 am

    http://bobcesca.thedailybanter.com/blog-archives/2013/11/the-iran-deal-is-the-obama-teams-third-major-foreign-policy-victory.html

    Each victory, Libya, Syria and, now, Iran, was achieved without extended military commitments or the loss of a single American soldier. Call me counter-superstitious, but there’s no way this pattern is due to the president and his foreign policy team somehow stuffing their pants with wads of four leaf clovers while wearing the same unwashed socks every day and heavy-petting an arsenal of lucky rabbits’ feet.

    Three times is a pattern. They’re doing the foreign policy thing very, very well…
    :) That’s our President!!!

  34. November 25, 2013 at 8:27 am

    The Monday morning Presidents are out in full force. They all know exactly what should have been done…however before now, despite every opportunity, none of them ever tried to strike a deal of any kind. It’s just sickening.

  35. 93 desertflower
    November 25, 2013 at 8:32 am

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/22/opinion/egan-the-souths-new-lost-cause.html?_r=0

    what is distressingly similar today is how the South is once again committed to taking a backward path. By refusing to expand health care for the working poor through Medicaid, which is paid for by the federal government under Obamacare, most of the old Confederacy is committed to keeping millions of its own fellow citizens in poverty and poor health. They are dooming themselves, further, as the Left-Behind States.

    And they are doing it out of spite. Elsewhere, the expansion of Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, has been one of the few success stories of Obamacare. It may be too complicated for the one-dimensional Beltway press. Either that, or it doesn’t fit the narrative of failure.

  36. 94 Don
    November 25, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I’m so sick and tired of Netanyahu and his drumbeats for war, if he’s so inclined to start a war I say he should go start one. But not with the help of American troops.

  37. 96 Don
    November 25, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Leaders talk about peace, not war.

  38. 97 JER
    November 25, 2013 at 8:38 am
  39. 98 Don
    November 25, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Maybe warmongers upset that President Obama didn’t make his announcement with a mission accomplished banner in the background and his pants stuffed with a rolled up pair of socks.

  40. 100 desertflower
    November 25, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I heard from someone as I was listening to reporting before the Iran announcement was make the other night, that it would be nearly impossible for Israel to strike Iran on its own because to do that, they would need permission from the US to fly over highly sensitive military bases on the way to Iran….and the US would NOT give them the permission they need to do that. Bibi just got neutered.

  41. 101 JER
    November 25, 2013 at 8:40 am
  42. 103 amk for obama
    November 25, 2013 at 8:49 am
  43. 104 dotster3
    November 25, 2013 at 8:49 am
  44. 106 desertflower
    November 25, 2013 at 8:51 am

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/25/opinion/krugman-california-here-we-come.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0

    We know what each side of the partisan divide wants you to believe. The Obama administration is telling the public that everything will eventually be fixed, and urging Congressional Democrats to keep their nerve. Republicans, on the other hand, are declaring the program an irredeemable failure, which must be scrapped and replaced with … well, they don’t really want to replace it with anything.

    At a time like this, you really want a controlled experiment. What would happen if we unveiled a program that looked like Obamacare, in a place that looked like America, but with competent project management that produced a working website?

    Well, your wish is granted. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you California.


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