123 Responses to “Promises Kept”


  1. 1 whatisworking
    December 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Frist – Ho Ho Ho

  2. 3 4morefor44
    December 25, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    it’s getting too hard to keep track of all his accomplishments. any lists go out of date with each passing week. this man is amazing.

  3. 4 Anna
    December 25, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Ho, Ho, Ho back at you whatisworking.

  4. 5 LDS
    December 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!
    Coming in number four.
    Ate too much…….ugh!
    (but soooo good)

  5. 6 amk for obama
    December 25, 2013 at 10:22 pm
  6. 9 amk for obama
    December 25, 2013 at 10:26 pm
    • 10 isonprize
      December 26, 2013 at 10:31 am

      to be fair, some of the Re-thugs shown on this picture were never elected (Rush Limpballs, Unca Clarence, John Roberts and Glenn Hack to name a few…) a few are quitters or soon to be out of office (moose mama word salad & hopefully, Mitch McConnell) and others, I just don’t recognize (Thank you, Lord)

      They ARE all hateful, just not all elected officials. I will give a slow clap to Justice Roberts for momentarily putting his hate aside to uphold the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land.

  7. 11 PamfromCalif
    December 25, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Merry Christmas TOD Gang. May 2014 be full of love, joy and Democratic Majority in Congress.

  8. 12 MightyPamela
    December 25, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    9th!

  9. December 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Education is essential ….

  10. 14 GGAIL
    December 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Hey, Hey, Hey
    Ho, Ho, Ho!

    I hope everyone enjoyed this day. I sure did and now I must prepare to work tomorrow.

  11. December 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Yes We Can

  12. December 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Important article at the link:

    “Kyiv – Ukrainian people have moved to a different level comparing to the politicians of all the camps. EuroMaydan increased self-awareness, self-esteem of the people and their understanding of their role and their rights. The CEO “Microsoft-Ukraine” Dmitro Schimkiv, who took time off to work on the Maidan, spoke about it on the “Youth plus ” program. He also explained why it is impossible to ditch the middle class and how EuroMaydan affects the skeptics.”

    clip

    “Everything that happened was possible because of the technology. This was due to the mobility, social networking and cloud technologies. Maidan was possible due to these technological trends. Look at the number of photos taken, they are all made with the mobile phones. People kept in touch through the social networking. By the way, it was not the case in 2004. And when we talk about cloud technology – it allowed the free media to do their job. Everyone experiences cyber attacks, either free media, or the government organizations. These actions are illegal and they should not happen. But the cloud technology has allowed the independent media to say on the air despite any hacker attacks.”

    • 17 jackiegrumbacher
      December 26, 2013 at 8:19 am

      Wow, Bob. New technology means that committed people can’t be stopped. It’s the great equalizer of this century.

  13. December 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm
  14. December 25, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    As of ~ 2015 p EST — 5,844,276 are enrolled in the #OBAMACARE private exchanges + Medicaid/SCHIP (the actual total of those insured is likely greater because many of the 1,830,054 reported as enrolled in the #OBAMACARE private exchanges likely include spouses, legal partners, and children.

  15. December 25, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    bbl … time for our lovely, candle light, traditional Christmas evening dinner :)

  16. December 25, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    A very late, very Merry Christmas to one and all!!

    I went to the movies with my best guy friend. We decided we didn’t want to see anything arty, so we settled on “Anchorman 2″. Now, yes, it was a very silly movie. But even this silly movie skewered the travesty which our media has become. It’s worth a view if only for that. When a Hollywood time-passer like “Anchorman 2″ rips the veil from what the media has become, you know there’s something in the air.

  17. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    December 26, 2013 at 12:21 am
  18. December 26, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Hi LL, Just curious, did you and your guy friend leave the ‘we’re just bros’ empty seat between you? I kinda’ smile when I see that. poor guys.

  19. December 26, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Here’s hoping everyone enjoyed the day with family and friends. I ate way too much, which I’m not used to doing and now I feel as full as a tick :D

  20. 35 dotster3
    December 26, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Sortof a summary of Obamas in Hawaii. I’ve been wondering what the gaggle of reporters who are there—-gaggle?—gaggle of geese, gaggle of reporters?——have been doing there, certainly not reporting. News from there has been sketchy to nonexistent, other than for someone to stand in front of a palm tree for a couple seconds and say Obamacare might be in trouble. Then heads back to the beach and another round of pina coladas, I guess.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-pn-obamas-hawaii-christmas-20131225,0,2646788.story

    • December 26, 2013 at 8:10 am

      I’ll give them a pass on this one. If i was in Hawaii this time of year I seriously doubt I would doing much reporting either.

      • 37 utaustinliberal
        December 26, 2013 at 8:18 am

        Yeah no, I wouldn’t. Just turned on the TV and the first thing I see is Jon Karl of ABC (He of the fabricated and disgusting lies filled Benghazi emails) telling Americans that despite 2M people visiting Healthcare.gov in one day, the website is a disaster. This is a blatant lie. He’s out there hanging out in sunny and beautiful Hawaii and thinks that lying means he’s doing his job.

        I was pleasantly surprised when Lara Spencer pushed back and told him that the website is working well and she’s glad that 2M people can successfully get on and enroll for heath insurance. Then he was all, oh yeah, sure. Yeah, 2M is significant. What a douchebag.

        I pretty much suspect it’s the same with the rest of them reporting from Hawaii. They’re having a fabulous vacation and instead of telling the truth for once in their miserable lives, they just can’t resist taking a poke at the First Family and telling lies about ObamaCare sign ups and the website. It’s appalling.

        • December 26, 2013 at 8:25 am

          No surprise with Jon Karl. I’m still trying to figure out why he has a job. The others? December, fun in the sun, pretty girls. Yeah this time around they get a pass from me.

          • 39 utaustinliberal
            December 26, 2013 at 8:36 am

            Not from me because what they’re all doing is disgusting. I don’t care if there are pretty girls around or fun in the sun, it’s not a joke. These are peoples lives and lying to them about the website, telling them it’s a disaster and discouraging sick and healthy people from going on to get the coverage that will save them and their families is almost criminally negligent.

            Jon Karl and the rest of his gang have great healthcare from their employers and are having a great vacation in Hawaii as evidenced from their tweets and pictures. The least they can do is report the truth to millions of people who aren’t as privileged. A lot of us have health coverage and won’t suffer any adverse effects but there are millions out there who are listening to them and putting off logging onto Healthcare.gov. We read about them everyday. They listen to the media, become scared, put off getting the coverage before a navigator (if they’re lucky and their state hasn’t blocked navigators) gets to them and has to do the hard and thankless work of convincing them that the media is lying.

            I suspect that’s in part why Lara Spencer pushed back at Jon Karl because she knows that like her, he has great coverage and shouldn’t be making up lies to fit his warped narrative.

            • December 26, 2013 at 8:58 am

              I agree ut. Lying reporters should NEVER be given a pass!!!! This is like saying that malpracticing doctors should be “given a pass” because it’s Christmas/December or there’s a holiday around the corner. These reporters are on the job, and the SAME standards and ethics should apply.

            • December 26, 2013 at 8:59 am

              What Jon Karl is doing is par for the course. No surprise on that one. He’s kidding himself because the volume healthcare.gov is handling proves him wrong as wrong could be. Even his own network colleague threw a red flag at him.

              Not really sure about the others apart from the usual suspects I would guess. But wow oh wow. I close my eyes and feel that warm sun on me as I go between the sand and the water. (Sigh). I love winter but to be on a nice warm beach would be sweet right now. I guess I’m just in a giving tropical getaway mood. It will change by January but for right now I need a mai tai and a Don Ho cd. Tiny bubbles all of the time.

          • 42 amk for obama
            December 26, 2013 at 8:53 am

            They can ogle at all the girls on their own dime and time. Or go, work for trash rags.

  21. 44 donna dem 4 obama
    December 26, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Good Day After Christmas Morning Everyone.

    I’m manager in charge this week so unfortunately I have to drag myself off to work today. :(

    Please share and retweet this story about Chris Christie today.

    Have a great O’Day!!!

    • 45 Roberta in MN
      December 26, 2013 at 8:12 am

      I agree with the article. Christie was toast long time ago. The Dems in NJ need to get a spine and take him out. He used the hurricane to get re-elected. Not going to happen on a national stage.

    • 46 jackiegrumbacher
      December 26, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Donna, I hope it keeps your spirits up during your management duties to know that you made our day with your video on Christmas morning. I absolutely loved it. And thanks for the link. Christie can’t go soon enough. Can’t stand that bullying, crude attitude.

    • 47 99ts
      December 26, 2013 at 8:47 am

      Good article in the NYT – I read it yesterday – folks say yes sir, no sir because they fear retaliation – that is truly sad – no politician should have that power – the comparison to Palin is accurate – she did the same in Alaska – and they still vote Republican in that outpost.

    • 48 WilTal
      December 26, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Hello everyone,

      I am still mad at the NJ Democrats for allowing this bully a 2nd term. The article shows the depth of his governing, bullying-style and he’s allowed to get away with it.

      P.S. the video of your Most Memorable Moments yesterday was fabulous!

  22. 49 Roberta in MN
    December 26, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Good Morning, where is Chips and the Tyrants this morning? Been here a couple of times this is the first posting since last night.
    Don’t work to hard Donna No Shock. Need to shovel out here today. :-(

  23. 50 amk for obama
    December 26, 2013 at 8:17 am

    This is a BFD that is poorly reported.

  24. 52 amk for obama
    December 26, 2013 at 8:28 am

    via bj, lol vid

    • 53 99ts
      December 26, 2013 at 8:53 am

      So does my grandbabe – why I insist of putting presents inside the boxes is beyond stupid – there is a fortune to be made in selling empty play boxes to grandmothers.

  25. 56 donna dem 4 obama
    December 26, 2013 at 8:29 am
    • 57 Linda
      December 26, 2013 at 8:38 am

      Chris Cuomo is call it ” Another Delay “…. I guess in his privileged life he never had to purchase insurance in the individual marketplace .

      All individual plans start on the first of the following month……duh !

      • 58 utaustinliberal
        December 26, 2013 at 8:45 am

        It’s the same with Jon Karl and the rest of the WHPC. They get awesome coverage from their huge news organizations and have never had to venture out in the real world and slug through the insane amounts of requirements before one gets coverage or is rejected.

    • 59 utaustinliberal
      December 26, 2013 at 8:43 am

      Thanks, Donna!

  26. 60 Linda
    December 26, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Anyone wanting to shop online at Bath and Body Works with some items up to 75 % off can get an additional 20 % using code ” WinterWishes ”

    I just stocked up on Wallflowers Night Lights refills packs of 2 for $6.00 each

    Happy Day After !

  27. 62 utaustinliberal
    December 26, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Woot! Woot!

  28. 63 Linda
    December 26, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Blue Jersey is a good site to keep an eye on Chris Christie…..

    http://www.bluejersey.com/

  29. 70 GGAIL
    December 26, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    I’m off to work. Hope to be a quiet day in the office so I can peep in to TOD :-)

  30. 71 amk for obama
    December 26, 2013 at 8:56 am
  31. 72 relellit
    December 26, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Good morning all
    Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

    My, my, what a beautiful gift our President is

    ‘War on Christmas’ season is over

    Now,what about the nutjobs ending the War on Obamacare???

  32. 73 utaustinliberal
    December 26, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Good read by Michael Tomasky. Don’t agree with him on Syria, but overall, good read.

  33. 74 utaustinliberal
    December 26, 2013 at 9:13 am

    TOD Tweeters, if you can spare a retweet, then do so. They need help in spreading the word and saving lives.

  34. December 26, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Another reason for me to love Adam Levine – he will be the face of Affordable Healthcare :-)

  35. 76 Jovie
    December 26, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Hello everybody! I trust you and yours had a merry x Mas?
    The big news of the day if the daily BS poll from cnn that has people voting for republicans in the midterms by 5 points.
    So, according to cnn another wave election? BS!!!
    Also, We better show up to vote this time… They are counting, counting on us not showing up!
    That is all!

    • 77 jackiegrumbacher
      December 26, 2013 at 9:47 am

      Jovie, they believe that wishing will make it so. They want to get Democrats to depressed that they won’t come out to vote. BS is right.

    • 78 hopefruit2
      December 26, 2013 at 10:00 am

      Merry Christmas Jovie! This is another “enthusiasm gap” meme. Like you said it’s BS!

  36. 79 JER
    December 26, 2013 at 9:32 am

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited soldiers and their families at a Marine Corps base in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

    • 80 GGail
      December 26, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Thanks JER!
      It’s so nice that President Obama is always thinking of others.

    • 81 anniebella
      December 26, 2013 at 11:32 am

      It’s nice to see President Obama and First Lady Obama take some time to go spent with the military and their families, and thank them for their service. We are bless to have a nice caring President and First Lady.

  37. 82 Jovie
    December 26, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Of course reporters lie, then they get reinforced with BS cnn polls and they keep doing it until it comes to fruition.
    It’s a Game to them!

  38. 88 amk for obama
    December 26, 2013 at 9:49 am
  39. 89 desertflower
    December 26, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Good morning!! Slept in today, I guess… spent the night up late watching Fred and Ginger sing and dance. I love those old movies. Found this and thought that it was spot on…even the comments are spot on!

    http://largegreenbird.blogspot.com/2013/12/for-love-of-money.html

  40. 90 desertflower
    December 26, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Interesting and important site for ACA info….especially the special circumstances like this: h/t BJ. Was this posted before?

    http://whatifpost.com/an-obamacare-guide-for-freelancers-and-the-self-employed.htm

  41. 92 utaustinliberal
    December 26, 2013 at 10:22 am
  42. 93 dotster3
    December 26, 2013 at 10:24 am

    This kind of junk going on elsewhere also, wherever Repubs are in control of states. Ia. conservative nutjob fraudulently uses fed funds from Help America Vote Act to carry out his 18 month, $140,000 investigation of voter fraud—–which resulted in 5 cases—–and those 5 weren’t part of some big election conspiracy—-hahaha—– just inadvertent —-change of address, change of name etc. These people are nuts and desperate to keep the “wrong people” from voting.

    • 94 amk for obama
      December 26, 2013 at 10:36 am

      Anything the rethugs touch turns into slimy, grafty, money siphoning grifting. Amazing how nearly half the america still trusts them.

  43. 95 japa21
    December 26, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Good morning all on the second day of Christmas. Unfortuantely, I don’t think the country got the christmas present it most desperately needs. So will work for the second best one.

  44. 96 dotster3
    December 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Colbert perfect once again—-on the Duck Dynasty mess—–can’t believe that is one of the Obama’s fave shows, as was reported by Breitbart, as relayed by hopefruit last night. Hardly seems worthy, an understatement. “If you get a squirrel for your woman, she’ll never cut you off in bed.”

  45. 97 japa21
    December 26, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Interesting semi-discussion with my eldest son yesterday. I say semi because he was not in a listening mood.

    As most of you know, he is career military with about 7 years to go before retuirement. As you also kno, if he leaves the service before then, either voluntarily or involuntarily, he loses all retirement benefits in terms of pension. This is true of most government workers, unless you are an elected politician.

    Well, he has been concerned, due to loss of DoD funding if they will even keep him, as they are already starting to reduce numbers of military personnel. Well, the latest budget has really, to put it bluntly, pissed him off, as he figures to lose, over his life span, up to $120,000. And as far as he is concerned, all politicans are to blame, up to and including PBO.

    As he said, Dems voted for it as well as GOPers and PBO could have, but didn;t veto it. The important part of why I am telling this story is that this is the way things get interpreted. I tried to point out to him that the GOP demanded this, but that didn’t make any difference. Also tried to point out that Dems in Senate introduced a bill to restore those specific cuts but GOP stopped it from going through. By that time, he wasn’t listening.

    This was one of my concerns about the budget the way it went through. A lot of things the GOP wanted were included, but about the only thing the Dems got was no government shutdown (which is a meaningless thing in reality) and a little bit more money, though relatively little in terms of what was really needed. And my son, who is not an idiot and doesn’t watch Fox News, only hears about how it was a bipartisan budget deal.

    The GOP gets all the winning points out of it and the Dems gain nothing. Sorry, I was against it when it was announced and am still against it. It has virtually guaranteed the Dems won’t win back the House.

    • December 26, 2013 at 11:08 am

      Morning japa, I totally agree and emailed my Reps and Sens about it. I couldn’t figure out why they passed a budget that had mostly Pub wish list, including spending, but nothing really that compensated for it. They left the door wide open for Ryan to say that he got 80% of what he wanted, that the DOD cuts were bi-partisan with a wink, and to eventually say that this is a spending bill that PBO and Dems wanted and once again adding to the deficit.

      There are many like your son. To me, they don’t care who’s to blame. It effects their bottom line, and that whole ‘both parties do it’ meme has permeated in the psyche. They don’t/won’t take the time to educate themselves, because by the time it hit folks personally, they ain’t hearing it.

      • 99 japa21
        December 26, 2013 at 11:14 am

        Fact is, a lot of people have so many day to day concerns that they don’t have the time to really investigate beyond the headlines, which are rife with the both sides meme. Tribune yesterday had big article on the “Do-Nothing” Congress and blamed it on the ideological differences, in effect blaming both parties. Of course, Trib is conservative and doesn’t want people putting blame on GOP and most media is the same way.

  46. 100 japa21
    December 26, 2013 at 10:38 am
  47. 105 japa21
    December 26, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Could be today, definitely no later than tomorrow. 23 million will arrive and the celebration will be bigger than New Year’s Eve.

  48. 106 Dudette
    December 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Good Morning TOD Family!

    I hope everyone enjoyed a beautiful Christmas Day! Happy Boxing Day and Happy Kwanza to all who celebrate.

    I’m off to go hangout out with family today. See you soon!

  49. 107 japa21
    December 26, 2013 at 11:03 am
  50. 108 Dudette
    December 26, 2013 at 11:07 am

    http://instagram.com/p/iRXIbWAh2A/

  51. 109 Dudette
    December 26, 2013 at 11:08 am
  52. 110 desertflower
    December 26, 2013 at 11:10 am

    It IS rather curious to me that the polls say that this congress is THE WORST EVER….with the majority of congress being Republicans…..and then hearing in the next breath that R’s have moved up in keeping the House. WTH? I don’t give much credence to polls now, but this amuses me…or it means that Americans aren’t connecting the dots. At all.

  53. 112 cookemom
    December 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Up and at ‘em all you O’s!!!! It’s another great getting up day in TODville!!!! Looking forward to the new year and all its TODsibilities.

  54. 113 Dudette
    December 26, 2013 at 11:12 am
  55. 114 JER
    December 26, 2013 at 11:15 am
  56. 119 Linda
    December 26, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Utah will ask the Supreme Court to issue a stay on the marriage equality decision today after it has been turned down 4 times.

    Justice Sotomayor who oversees the 10th Circuit will be making the decision…..

  57. 121 amk for obama
    December 26, 2013 at 11:19 am
  58. 122 desertflower
    December 26, 2013 at 11:26 am

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