President Obama bumps elbows as a greeting with actor Steve Martin, as fellow actor Jim Parsons looks on, during Obama’s tour of Dream Works Animation in Glendale, California, November 26
Ecco sono primo!
Hi celebrity Bill R. Congrats on First!
US Supreme Court agrees to take up challenge to the Obamacare contraceptive insurance mandate on religious freedom grounds – @NBCNews— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) November 26, 2013
Supreme Court agrees to take up challege to Obamacare contraceptive mandate on religious freedom grounds. Most likely heard in late March.— Pete Williams (@PeteWilliamsNBC) November 26, 2013
Look what's religious freedom if not employers dictating your health care treatments based on their religious beliefs?— (@AdamSerwer) November 26, 2013
Yesterday when I was assisting people at the Enrollment Fair in Salem, Oregon, a woman I was helping in her 60s with multiple health problems, who would qualify with her husband for expanded Medicaid, thanked me as she was leaving, and added, ” I don’t like it when people critize the President and the Governor for the problems with the website. The important thing is the service is there for people, and if I have to come down here to sign up, I don’t mind at all. I’m just grateful it’s here.”
Awesome. Brilliant, Bob R. People see through the Gimmicks and the hate.
Hence CNN and others changed their Poll number samples and the demographic numbers to get their desired downward numbers……I truly believe that.
Love that quote Bill! Thank you for sharing it and for the incredible work you’re doing!
I’m glad you brought it here from the previous thread as I was just about to do. :-D
This is quite heartening Bill, and we appreciate your sharing these first-hand accounts of real people valuing the difference the ACA makes in their lives. Seems the media only focuses on paid plants, or agenda-driven political opponents as “examples” in their reporting. People like this woman, not so much…
Hobby Lobby claims #ObamaCare's BC mandate violates religious beliefs. Yet denies staff BC based on its religious beliefs
GOP "Logic" 101— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) November 26, 2013
Hobby Lobby claims #ObamaCare's BC mandate violates religious beliefs. Yet denies staff BC based on its religious beliefs
GOP "Logic" 101— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) November 26, 2013
I definitely trust Justice Kennedy to make good decisions for me about my health care. – no woman in America— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) November 26, 2013
So taking up both Hobby Lobby and Conestoga means we're looking at both RFRA and 1st Amend. claims of corp religious rights.— Jessica Pieklo (@Hegemommy) November 26, 2013
Hobby Lobby and Constonga refuse to cover EC and IUDs. Autocam refused to cover any birth control.— Rachel Perrone (@RachelPerrone) November 26, 2013
One thing you’ll see quite a bit of, now that SCOTUS has granted contraception cases, is groups conflating birth control w abortion.— Greg Lipper (@theglipper) November 26, 2013
SCOTUS taking up contraception nightmare for GOP. Will be fascinating to watch the '16 contenders handle. NoVa, Jeff Co, I-4 women watching— David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) November 26, 2013
Bill R – you’re on a roll. Congratulations! Happy Thanksgiving to all. We’re on our way to Seattle for a holiday rendezvous with our kids. See you on the flip side.
Have a happy Thanksgiving Judith with your family and safe travels.
Safe travels Judith. Happy Thanksgiving!
For the last several weeks, the consensus in establishment circles was that the Affordable Care Act’s open-enrollment period was not only a disaster, but a catastrophe that would destroy Obama’s presidency, the Democratic Party, the American health care system, and the very idea of progressive governance. Pundits could hardly contain their analogies – this was Obama’s Katrina, Obama’s Iraq, Obama’s Watergate, Obama’s Iran-Contra, and even Obama’s Bay of Pigs.
But the funny thing about narratives is that they’re sometimes fleeting. Ezra Klein suggests today that “Obamacare” may finally be “turning the corner.”
There are increasing reports that HealthCare.Gov is working better – perhaps much better – for consumers than it was a few short weeks ago. “Consumer advocates say it is becoming easier for people to sign up for coverage,” report Sandhya Somashekhar and Amy Goldstein in the Washington Post. “The truth is, the system is getting stronger as it recovers from its disastrous launch,” writes Sam Baker in the National Journal. Applying “was no problem at all, with no delays,” says Paul Krugman.
Good article Nena,
HOWEVER: Ezra Klein needs to SHADDUP with his silly declaration about Obamacare “finally turning the corner.” He spent the first 4-6 wks trashing the rollout, Obamacare, PBO, predicting eternal doom and gloom, even using GOP talking points when convenient. We don’t need Ezra Klein’s assessment. We already made our assessment on Oct 1 – the first day of the exchanges. Now that he has helped the Koch brothers do their damage, he’s trying to come back into people good graces with his piddling little columns about ACA turning the corner. He can KMA while GOING TO HELL!
“However Ezra Klein needs to SHADDUP!” + a gazillion times.
I don’t see it as all that bad. Just looks like to me he was in a hurry to get out in front of a parade that didn’t really exist. Now he’s trying to backtrack.
Yes AG Herring. :)
NEW YORK — CBS News correspondent Lara Logan will no longer be hosting the annual press freedom awards dinner hosted by the Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday night, as she had long been scheduled to do.
A CPJ spokeswoman confirmed Logan would not be hosting but had no additional comment. Scott Pelley, who anchors “CBS Evening News,” is now scheduled to host the event.
The CPJ dinner, which honors intrepid journalists working in difficult conditions, is not usually a controversial event.
Well she’s not a journalist so she shouldn’t host the event.
Exporting of #Obamacare. This Thanksgiving, deploy rural Kentucky residents to red states across the country to talk about #Obamacare.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) November 26, 2013
File this under MSM Pre-mature Bloviating: The death of Obamacare and PBO presidency. msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-… Hmmm.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) November 26, 2013
We are with you, Mr. President. http://t.co/xEtvfN3SJR— Randy Prine (@randyprine) November 26, 2013
Thanks Dudette – me likey this pic :-)
Me likey too, GGail! :-D
This is why China and Japan are really interested in the Senkaku Islands http://t.co/yomupqjtOm http://t.co/hajjd1urtU— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) November 26, 2013
@EdieVP @JeffersonObama Japan v China because may have oil deposits, are in very rich fishing grounds & near important shipping lanes.— Alasscan™ (@Alasscan_) November 26, 2013
To clarify the map, which I think is maybe Norwegian (anyway something Scandinavian):
Yellow highlighted area is a proposed (or actual, not sure which) oil drilling field in the South China Sea
The greeh highlighted area is fertile fishing ground and shipping lanes from Okinawa to Taiwan mentioned in the 2nd tweet.
The red dotted line shows the area eastward of their mainland that China claims as theirs
The blue dotted line is where Japan says their territory ends
Hence the dispute. It’s all about economics.
He's a 55-year-old man who takes 2 buses to work for a 4 a.m. job that pays $5.25/hour. The working poor aren't lazy. washingtonpost.com/business/econo…— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 26, 2013
Thanks for posting this. I use this service at the Philly airport and thought they made minimum wage. As I travel frequently, usually at the same time of day, I’ve gotten acquainted with several of the WC assistants — Leo, a Haitian immigrant; Stephanie, who’s smile lights up the airport; a young lady who’s name now escapes me, who is a member of the National Guard; and so many others. These folks make my travel less difficult and always with a smile. I can honestly say I’ve never had a bad experience with these folks. I normally tip them $5.00, looks like I need to step up my tip.
Who will call out left when they distort and misinform, i.e. @mitchellreports ala PBO never mentioned Kerry or .@Markhalperin death panels?— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) November 26, 2013
Mark Halperin raised the specter of the notorious Obamacare “death panels” during an interview on Monday.
Halperin was speaking to Newsmax host Steve Malzberg when the subject came up.
“You believe there will be rationing, aka death panels?” Malzberg asked.
“It’s built into the plan,” Halperin said. “It’s not like a guess or like a judgment. That’s going to be part of how costs are controlled.”
Talking Points Memo pointed out that rationing was not actually “built into the plan”:
In fact, the Affordable Care Act does not include death panels.
The law explicitly prohibits the Independent Payment Advisory Board — which aims to control costs — from rationing health care.
Lest we forget, the “death panel” idea was chosen as PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year” back in 2009.
Thank yoooooooou UT, my trip to the vet with Danny took about an hour longer than I expected, mainly because he had to cope with adoring hugs from every person in the building. Happy to report, he didn’t eat the vet, was surprisingly well-behaved, and is super healthy. She said he’s only a teeny bit overweight, but is the largest three month old Lab she has EVER seen :???: What have I done?
Any way, will have a heads up for PBO’s 3:15 EST speech next.
You’re welcome. Glad Danny’s a healthy boy if a “teeny bit overweight.” Stop feeding him Cheesy Puffs. :lol:
:lol: Will do, no more Cheesy Puff sandwiches for him! Thanks again UT.
A teeny bit overweight?
Hmmmm, I suspect Cheesy Puff treats…
It’s time for an exercise regime Danny – now give me 10 sit-ups/sit-downs!
:lol: He’s doing them already GGail, on me – especially when I’m using my laptop, he gets severely annoyed when I’m not paying attention to him. Severely!
Ha! that explains why he only a teeny bit overweight :lol:
Babies have a tendency to become annoyed “severely” when they are not the center of attention when they are awake.
I’ve told you – fit him for a saddle.
They’re a hoot when they ‘turn on the charm’. My Kasper is a little hellion, while Nickelby is well-behaved and gets all the good attention. because of it. Last time I took Kasper to the vet, he ‘got the memo’. He was charming, well behaved, ‘brave’ about shots and blood tests. Using his gorgeous Maltese/bichon eyes to great effect. A real charmer, the little fraud.
Can Obama Recover? He Did Already nationaljournal.com/white-house/ca… via @nationaljournal— Joe Trippi (@JoeTrippi) November 26, 2013
If I had a penny every time someone mentioned this, I’d be a gazillinoaire.
Notice after the tremendous historic signage of first step to Iran nukes, hilarity ensues? Turkey foolishness? MSM needs therapy.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) November 26, 2013
Ezra is now on to the turkey pardoning issue…really more of an Obama-obsession and nothing else…
@ezraklein Yes, especially now that Obama's in office…every grievance we've put up with for the last 43 presidents must be resolved NOW!!!— (@aspirational12) November 26, 2013
there are times when the msm needs to be challenged but this isn’t one of those times.
Turkey gate has to be one of the most ridamndiculous faux drama I am still having trouble wrapping my head around. Who ever is spinning this comes across as idiotic. seriously. Let them wallow in their ignorance for all to see.
Some of them are clever enough to couch it in the context of Presidential Pardons for individuals who’ve been sentenced to prison for minor offenses…we need to push back and let them know that we see their attempts at disguising their agenda, and we know what it’s really about.
Patty Murray ROCKS!
[RT if you agree] BIRTH CONTROL: It’s a woman’s decision, not her boss’s. #SCOTUS #HandsOffMyBC http://t.co/pBvU9dzFZs— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) November 26, 2013
Great gift of #SCOTUS to @GOP in an election year – legitimizing a further assault on a woman's health care decisions. #HandsOffMyBC cc @OFA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 26, 2013
That’s the way I see it too, Bob! As my Mom used to say when we were little “Go ahead, TRY me!”
Yep. Please proceed, #SCOTUS (aka #GOP shysters) …
The right ear is better at hearing speech, the left ear is better at hearing music.— Did You Know? (@UnusuaIFactPage) November 26, 2013
And neither ear is good at hearing the media spewing GOP talking points on cable TV 24/7!!
Totally explains why I can barely hear a damned thing out of my right ear! :-)
Evidence of lots of hack attempts RT @alexhern Healthcare.gov’s website suggests SQL attacks in autocomplete: http://t.co/mQ4fQP8Vjg— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) November 19, 2013
@mlcalderone Any explanation of what went wrong and why?— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) November 26, 2013
Want to know why David? Because CBS just got my snail-mail letter telling them that I’m no longer going to watch their network until they do something more than just that silly apology.
Woooot! Go hf!
Now that’s power of the pen HF!
Fager says he "asked" Lara Logan and her producer to take leaves of absence. They agreed. "We are making adjustments at 60 Minutes" he says.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 26, 2013
Jeff Fager is the executive producer of 60 Minutes and Chairman of CBS News.
Details TK about Lara Logan and co. I'll be on CNN/U.S. at 2:10pm.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 26, 2013
CBS sources say that @FagerEP60 is meeting with staffers this afternoon about the botched Benghazi story and Logan's leave of absence.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 26, 2013
NPR obtains memos showing damning conclusions of CBS News internal review by standards chief Al Ortiz of botched 60 Minutes Benghazi story— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) November 26, 2013
I guess this is straw that broke the camel’s back, and not my little snail-mail letter!
You can also follow this guy’s TL to get more details
It’s about time!
Thanks UT for this information.
60 Minutes is disgusting.
CBS review finds that fact Davies told 60M he had lied to boss about events should have been red flag (more)— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) November 26, 2013
CBS's Ortiz also said contradictory evidence from FBI & State knowable *prior* to broadcast but 60M did not draw upon other CBS reporters— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) November 26, 2013
CBS review finds Fager defended story due to Davies insistence he had nothing to do w FBI incident report and 60 team's "strong conviction"— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) November 26, 2013
CBS internal review also finds that Lara Logan had conflict w network's standards in speech criticizing US reax to Benghazi— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) November 26, 2013
President Obama arrives on Marine One in Glendale instagram.com/p/hMCX4gLW8J/— Kim Baldonado (@KimNBCLA) November 26, 2013
CBS review: Logan had "multiple sources & good reason to have confidence in them" but failed to attribute assertions of Qaeda ties to attack— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) November 26, 2013
In accompanying memo to staff, CBS Chairman Jeff Fager writes, "As executive producer [of 60M] I am responsible for what gets on air…"— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) November 26, 2013
More Fager: "This deception got through and it shouldn't have…. we are making adjustments to reduce the chances of it happening again."— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) November 26, 2013
Preceding quotes from 2 CBS memos obtained by NPR; the first from Al Ortiz, exec producer of standards; the 2nd from CBS News Chairman Fager— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) November 26, 2013
I'll be talking about findings in CBS review of botched 60M story later tonight on All Things Considered. @npratc— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) November 26, 2013
Thanks ut – was just telling you to follow his TL, but you had already been there, done that! :) :)
Today's music break is dedicated to Lara Logan. youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Tiz6…— V. Hussein Savage (@Kennymack1971) November 26, 2013
Questions about Logan's claim tying Al Qaida to attack raised critics, including McClatchy's Nancy Youssef mcclatchydc.com/2013/11/13/208…— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) November 26, 2013
Here’s what I posted on Nov 13 re: McClatchey’s actual investigative reporting.
Let’s hope the chickens come home to roost, that Logan is shamed, demoted, or better yet, fired.
Complete fabrication? #60minutes #Benghazi Line-by-line review of Logan claims by @nancyayoussef via @mlcalderon mcclatchydc.com/2013/11/13/208…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) November 13, 2013
@mlcalderone Well, I *was* in his living room. The maid invited me in to wait for him while he showered upstairs. Hope she still has a job.— Jeff Stein (@SpyTalker) November 22, 2013
Big announcement from Obama admin — New regs are here to crack down overly political dark-money nonprofits. More to come…— Andy Kroll (@AndrewKroll) November 26, 2013
From my 1st read of Obama admin's new rules for political dark-money nonprofits, I predict one hell of a pushback – from the left & right.— Andy Kroll (@AndrewKroll) November 26, 2013
Just wanted to come in from lurking to wish everyone a wonderful and peaceful holiday. Up to my “a” in alligators, so I probably won’t be able to return. Gotta figure out how to revise a menu for six to one for twenty-two! I just don’t know how to say no to someone who says they have nowhere to go. My turkey’s too small and I haven’t enough of anything else, including tables and chairs. Help!!!!! Off to the grocer…again. Hope you all have a glorious day. Don’t eat too much. I take that back…pig out!! :) Toodle!
Okay, I know we all hate Ezra Klein, but go to the link and take the test on Pope Francis or Bill DeBlasio. It’s quite fun.
It’s Time to Play ‘Bill de Blasio or the Pope?’ wapo.st/1eo3L8q— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) November 26, 2013
Alex Balwin’s show on MSNBC has been cancelled already.
It was a terrible program.
Too NYC-centric, too Alec-centric.
He won’t work as a talk show host ever again.
President Obama on #Economy at Dreamworks (@DWAnimation) in Glendale, CA – LIVE at 3:15pm ET on C-SPAN http://t.co/Xo54kud2WV— CSPAN (@cspan) November 26, 2013
Many abroad, and even some at home, childishly want to prevent the opening of locks.— Hassan Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) November 26, 2013
@HassanRouhani send the children to their room & continue to move #FORWARD with #PBO for humanity's sake. TY cc @AmbassadorRice @JohnKerry— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 26, 2013
Yes We Can
Thank yoooooou Africa, will post a heads up soon!
.@pewresearch Now you see why no credibility for some in MSM? talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mark-… Paging Charles Pierce, @MarkHalperin at it again!— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) November 26, 2013
So what’s the over/under on Logan having a job with Fox within the month?
My guess is a right wing think tank……
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