136 Responses to “West Wing Week: “Madiba, Farewell””


  1. December 13, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Memorable week for sure

  2. 22 nospin
    December 13, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    I went to the WH petition site and looked at the gun violence petitions. I saw more gun advocates petitioning the govt vs. not.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/message-president-obama-about-your-petition-reducing-gun-violence

  3. 28 symmetry11
    December 13, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I am glad that the snow that I am seeing is on my screen and not outside.

    • 29 jacquelineoboomer
      December 13, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      I’ve got both here, and this is the only one I love!

    • 30 nathkatun7
      December 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      I don’t mind the snow outside. Living in Southern California I haven’t seen snow for ages and I would love to see some real snow. But this falling snow on the screen, constantly changing direction, is making me very, very dizzy. And I’ve only had one glass of red wine!

      • December 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm

        “I’ve only had one glass of red wine!”

        Are you suuuuuure nathkatun7???? :lol:

        When UT arrives there will be war, it makes her nauseous!

        • 32 nathkatun7
          December 13, 2013 at 7:31 pm

          Well, Chips, when I wrote that I had just finished a glass. I am now on my third glass and It’s getting hard to tell if it’s the wine or your falling snow that’s disorienting me. Then again, it may be a combination of: wine+age+Chips’ falling snow, that falls every which way.
          Snow or no snow, you are still wonderful in my book. You bring so much joy, fun, humor, and knowledge to all of us here at TOD. A quick shout out for UT! She must definitely be my soul mate if she can’t stand this zig-zagging falling snow. I hope you are having a wonderful Friday! I am sure that by the time I see the bottom of this fine CA Zinfandel wine bottle I doubt that the snow will still bother me very much. I am ready to dance along with it. In any case, TGIF! I can just sit back and enjoy my self.

          • December 13, 2013 at 7:37 pm

            Nathkatun, I wish I could sit down with ya and share that bottle, you’re a bunch of loveliness!!! (PS Snow’s switched off, it’s safe to come out again!)

            • 34 nathkatun7
              December 13, 2013 at 7:59 pm

              ” I wish I could sit down with ya and share that bottle…”

              That would have been absolutely wonderful! Me and GGail still owe you a nice bottle if California Red (or white) wine! Whenever I am not terribly busy I always make sure to enjoy a good bottle of CA red wine.

  4. 35 nospin
    December 13, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    simply beautiful. I love the snow.

  5. 36 desertflower
    December 13, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    SNOW!! Evening everyone….have to catch up, then going to drink and chat and drink at a friend’s house:)

  6. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    December 13, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    • December 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      Only just catching up with that thing’s latest bile J, what a perfect response – hats off!

    • 46 symmetry11
      December 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Love your response. :)

    • 51 nathkatun7
      December 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you, thank you, JOB for that perfect response to this pathetic woman, posing as a journalist/pundit. She seems hellbent on projecting her seemingly miserable life on POTUS and FLOTUS. She not only needs to STFU; but she also needs to get a life. I am now absolutely convinced that of the “Seven Deadly Sins,” “Envy” should be ranked #1!

      • 52 jacquelineoboomer
        December 13, 2013 at 7:01 pm

        Don’t encourage me, nath. (Ha!)

        Yes, there does appear to be an epidemic of envy since Jan. 20, 2009. Glad none of us “caught” it.

        • 53 nathkatun7
          December 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm

          On the contrary. JOB! I want to encourage you even more to keep exposing these unethical journalists. I just love how you, and the other TOD twitter warriors, push back against the media BS! Media people like Kantor and Gregory never imagined that there are smart people, like you, who see through their propaganda games.Thanks to the social media you have venues to call them on their Propaganda BS. Please keep on doing what you are doing. You are doing a wonderful job! You are refusing to allow the unethical media to have the last word about TRUTH.

    • 54 nospin
      December 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      daaammmmnnnnn Jackuelineoboomer will.cut.you. hahahhahahahaha Go JOB

    • December 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      Perfect response, Jacqueline!!

      Am debating with myself whether I should …….

  7. December 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Is it too early to put up the TOD Xmas decorations?

  8. 72 Vicki
    December 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Love the snow, but if it hurts computers oh well

  9. 73 isonprize
    December 13, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Enjoy!! Botlhale Boikanyo is either 11 or 12 years old… Either way, she is wise beyond her years. She won “South Africa’s Got Talent” in 2012. Enjoy her poem for Madiba.

  10. December 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    NOLA is also honoring Mandela as only NOLA can:

    James Andrews to lead second line in honor of Nelson Mandela Sunday

    The passing of former South African president and global human rights icon Nelson Mandela on Dec. 5, 2013, prompted a massive outpouring of heartfelt remembrance and mourning worldwide, as millions celebrated his formidable legacy…

    And now, he’ll be sent off to his rest New Orleans-style…

    I’m mad I’ve got to work, so I’m going to miss it.

    • 75 jacquelineoboomer
      December 13, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      Oh, I would love so much to be there. If you run across any videos, would you share a link? Thanks.

  11. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    December 13, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Since it’s Christmas and I love unions, I’ll lay off Chris Hayes on this one. But I’m guessing this was the only group left who’d meet with him.

  12. 77 utaustinliberal
    December 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Chipsticks, I am going to DESTROY you for making snow cascade down the screen. I’m trying to write while blocking the snow. :lol:

    If I get nauseous and begin copiously vomiting like last year, you better say bye bye to Danny because he will be taking a very long trip and will belong to Stamford Bridge.

    Wait until Meta gets here and then you’re truly in for it. It makes her nauseous too.

  13. 81 a4alice
    December 13, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    yay! woo-hoo it’s looking very merry around here indeed! :-) GE TOD!!!

  14. 85 99ts
    December 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I am waiting to see Jodi Kantor and David Gregory fired for their comments – ah – I forget – they are white and they lied about the first family – media people are only fired when they tell the truth about Sarah Palin.

    • 86 nathkatun7
      December 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      99ts, Welcome to the U.S.A. media! Attacking and denigrating President Obama and the First Lady is now the necessary right of passage to the cult of the elite U.S.A. media. For our elite, so called mainstream, media, exposing the idiocy and the lies of right wingers like Sarah Palin, is not kosher.

  15. 88 desertflower
    December 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    In my Inbox today. Can someone Tweet this?

    A GUIDE TO THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN DO-NOTHING
    CONGRESS: 113TH CONGRESS EDITION

    WHAT THEY DID

    · SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT: After lurching from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis, the Republicans shut the federal government down for 16 days – taking $24 billion out of our economy and furloughing more than 800,000 federal workers.

    · VOTED TO REPEAL THE ACA: The GOP voted nine times this year to delay, defund or repeal the patient protections and budget savings included in the Affordable Care Act – bringing the total to 46 dead-end votes in a Republican-controlled House.

    · UNDER THEIR LEADERSHIP, SUPPORT FOR CONGRESS BOTTOMED OUT: The average approval rating for Congress in 2013 plummeted to 14 percent – the lowest annual average in Gallup’s history. According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 51 percent say THIS Congress is “one of the worst” congresses ever. Also a majority of Americans now view the Tea Party unfavorably – a shift from when the “movement was fairly neutral in 2010… today they hold a more negative opinion than ever.”

    · REACHED HISTORIC LEVELS OF DO-NOTHINGNESS: House Republicans have outdone themselves in one area: inactivity. In the first session of the 113th Congress, the GOP-led House saw fewer bills signed into law than in the first session of the 112th Congress, the previous Do-Nothing-ist Congress in history.

    LAWS

    57: Bills that have made it to the President’s desk for his signature. (12/11/2013)
    80: Bills signed into law in the first session of the 112th Congress.

    CONSISTENTLY IGNORED THE PRIORITIES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

    Polls throughout the year have shown the American people overwhelmingly name jobs and the economy the top issues facing our country, support immigration reform, and increasing the minimum wage; yet, House Republicans failed to pass a single job creation bill, failed to take a single step toward immigration reform, and refused to raise the minimum wage for millions of American workers.

    · NO JOBS BILL

    THE ECONOMY & JOBS #1 ISSUE FACING AMERICANS

    Gallup: The economy and unemployment and jobs named #1 and #2 most important problem facing the country
    CBS News: Economy & Jobs named the top concern for Americans (May, September, October, November 2013) (August, September, October & November 2013)
    · NO IMMIGRATION REFORM

    SUPPORT FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM

    Public Religion Research Institute: 63 percent support (11/25)
    Partnership for a New American Economy: 71 percent support (11/7)
    CBS News: 78 percent support (7/24)
    AP-GfK: 63 percent support (4/16)
    · NO MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

    SUPPORT FOR INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE

    Wall Street Journal/NBC News: 63 percent support (12/11)
    Quinnipiac: 69 percent support (12/10)
    Gallup: 76 percent support (11/11)
    Hart Research: 80 percent support (7/23)
    Pew/USA Today: 71 percent support (2/21)

  16. 95 jacquelineoboomer
    December 13, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    My favorite:

  17. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    December 13, 2013 at 7:34 pm

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  19. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    December 13, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    After this, I’m gonna look for good news on a Friday night!

  20. 101 japa21
    December 13, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Where the F… is the snow. Chips did you turn it off?

  21. 106 japa21
    December 13, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    • 107 99ts
      December 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Exactly what I was trying to say earlier japa, diplomacy and mediation only exist for other people. Real people solve their problems at gun point.

  22. December 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    • December 13, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      KaBooooooooooooM!!…

      Actually I think this afflicts many members of the media…Congress….hell..the list goes onnnnn…makes one sigh….

    • 110 MightyPamela
      December 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      Suggest y’all lay off the J.Kantorwon’t hashtags, before she decides to publish another rag on how ‘popular’ she is on TOD… and what is neorealism anyway? Just got a spell check on that one. Does it apply to the person in question here?

    • 111 nathkatun7
      December 13, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      Great tweet, Chipsticks! This Jodi Kantor is really a piece of work! She can pretend all she wants, but her visceral hatred of the Obamas is so plainly obvious in all her writings about them. She really can’t stand the fact that they are in the White House. She certainly has one of the worst cases of ODS! I wonder what she will write about after Jan. 20th, 2017.

  23. 112 4morefor44
    December 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    #JodiKantorThoughts: what i wouldn’t give to have a real, actual orgazim one day, like i’ve always dreamed about. damn michelle!

  24. 114 desertflower
    December 13, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Out of a few…..bbl :)

  25. December 13, 2013 at 8:00 pm

  26. 116 MightyPamela
    December 13, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    98th! ;)

  27. 118 Layla
    December 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I aspire to be like #MegynKelly every day. #JodiKantorThoughts

  28. December 13, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I see the santa hat cartoon picture that doesn’t look like PBO is back. I know! Boos and hisses on me! I finally figured out who it looks like! A grinning Duane ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Which is not a bad thing at all, but….it’s not PBO.

  29. December 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Things are turning UGLY on Twitter for Jodi Cantor…Oooooooo weeeeeee…

    • December 13, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      The American press just cannot live with the fact that the Obamas have CLASS. They are great at their work and there are no scandals in their lives. Their children are beautiful and smart and courteous and they all love each other fiercely. So they have to find fault where there is no fault. It’s pathetic trash they are doing their best to manufacture so they’ll have something to write about or talk about on their hideous talk shows.. To think that we once revered the NYT or the networks. Pure garbage.

    • 124 jacquelineoboomer
      December 13, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      You reap what you sow, Jodi.

    • 127 99ts
      December 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Although I don’t use social media – I find twitter a delightful place to see the reality of media lies. The internet is forever and the “white privilege” is displayed for what it is.

      • December 13, 2013 at 8:42 pm

        “White Privilege”…

        I suspect that it will be on display tomorrow on MTP,,.
        Jodi Kantor just can’t help herself…but she will be exposed tomorrow…just as she was exposed today.

        • 129 99ts
          December 13, 2013 at 8:58 pm

          Well – maybe – I’m sure David Gregory will nod the head sagely & overtalk anyone who says anything against Cantor – but would be nice if I am wrong

  30. 130 JER
    December 13, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    • 131 99ts
      December 13, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      “De Blasio said it was “inspiring to hear our president, his concern for what we are facing, his understanding of the problems of our city,” he said.”

      So different to the GOP and their views on city problems.

    • 132 jacquelineoboomer
      December 13, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Without reading the story, you can see the respect incoming Mayor de Blasio has for our President, by the way he’s sitting ramrod straight in his chair and hanging on his every word.

      I’m good.

    • December 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      who decides the seating arrangements

  31. 134 Layla
    December 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    OK Todeleedoos! Off to work, hoping for a quiet night! Have a good evening/night!

  32. 135 magapie
    December 13, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Kantor thing is a……….. hag in training……………or professional hag??


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