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2013: Jacqueline’s Most Memorable Moment

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by Jacqueline

We are all Marcus Davis

There are at least two favorite memories I have of the wonderful time of Obama, c. 2013, which I wouldn’t mind trying to put into words … were I not clowning around with my rambunctious nearly-three-year-old great grandson during his holiday visit!

I thought, in the interim, I might just point to one story, already fully “covered” by The Obama Diary (see here) on Feb. 19 (coincidentally, my son’s birthday, another banner event in my year!) …

“There is an endless supply of paint.”

Remember it?

I must admit I’ve been reminded and have needed the reminder many times since February, whenever the unjust in our world criticize or verbalize that they don’t appreciate our fine President and First Family … or just plain show their bigotry and hatred, in other ways. Many times!

This story was a lesson in perseverance. A lesson in the Hopi admonition, which the President has taken on ~ as our reminder from him of what’s always ahead:

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Dudette brought the story to us via Chips, back in February … from a piece in The Houston Chronicle:

“Marcus Davis is resolute. As many times as vandals paint over a mural of President Barack Obama, he will repair the damage over and over again.  ‘There is an endless supply of paint,’ said Davis, 41, who opened The Breakfast Klub in 2001. ‘This mural is symbolic of the presidency of Barack Obama. He wakes up every day to obstacles and challenges far greater than a doggone mural being defaced. If he has the level of courage and type of character that causes him to continue to go on, I’ll be damned if I stop.”

More here

When I heard that story, Marcus Davis became my hero. I haven’t commissioned a mural for President Obama (except in my mind’s eye and heart), and I haven’t had to re-paint it, over and over, to show my continuing support for him … but, like all of us at TOD – like so many others around the globe – I have his back.

And I’ll be damned if I stop.


134 Responses to “2013: Jacqueline’s Most Memorable Moment”


  1. January 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Love, love, love, love this Jacqueline, thank yoooooooou!

    PS Any one who mentions Manchester United will spend the day in spam.

    • 4 hopefruit2
      January 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Manchester United.

        • 6 taiping1
          January 1, 2014 at 6:58 pm

          I face-timed with my grandson @SpursFan4Ever1 and his dad who had just gotten back from the pub to watch the game. Needless to say they were ecstatic. My daughter-in-law in London us an ardent Arsenal fan, in 7th heaven thus season. The 2 British families give the American cousins competing gear, Arsenal and Spurs. MU, just like the Yankees, will return

  2. 7 desertflower
    January 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Nice job, jacqueline!!

  3. 8 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Awesome JO’B. “Endless supply of Paint” is also one of my top 2013 moments!!! :) :)

  4. January 1, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Great job Jacqueline. Need to go back and read it and absorb it this time.

  5. 10 africa
    January 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Excellent job, Jacqueline.

    ‘There is an endless supply of paint,’ said Davis, 41.’ I love his resilience.

  6. January 1, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Jacqueline, you get to the ‘heart of the matter’ with ‘there is an endless supply of paint’!!

    We will NEVER stop bending that arc in the direction of justice for all; we will always stay focused on our shared ‘North star’!!

    Today, in NYC, a new Mayor opened his paint bucket!!!

    #FORWARD Together

  7. 12 utaustinliberal
    January 1, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Great pick, Jacqueline!

  8. 13 jacquelineoboomer
    January 1, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks, guys!

    Chips – Between your selection of that final image of our sweet President – and Bob’s “Today, in NYC, a new Mayor opened his paint bucket!!!” ~ well, I’m totally in tears!

    #GonnaBeAGreatNewYear

    See ya’ll a bit later.

    • 14 jacquelineoboomer
      January 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      No time to cry … one quick New Year quote about my toddler great grandson’s visit. He woke up this morning in a good mood, with “Happy New Year” all around. Within about a half hour, he had changed course and had to be “spoken to,” let’s just say. He finally turned to me, frustrated, and said:

      “I’ve said ‘sorry’ two times already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

      Smooth sailing since then, luckily. Ha! #KidInTraining #SorryNotSorry

  9. 21 GGail
    January 1, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Well said J’OB! And I loved your poem. I hope someone will carry it over to a new Post today – it is beautiful.

    Wishing everyone a healthy (yea for Obamacare) and happy 2014.

    FORWARD

  10. 22 desertflower
    January 1, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    If I may share something very personal…this post made me think immediately of my daughter. When she was in high school, in 2008, she worked very hard at her art. She was chosen, among many others, to display her art work in the corridors of her school. She had chosen to paint the “Hope” poster of then Sen. Obama… It was this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama_%22Hope%22_poster

    As many of you know, I live in AZ. There are many, many good people here…and then we have our share of ignorance and the unhinged and deranged. I clearly remember the very moment that my daughter called me in class that day…crying hysterically that someone had taken it upon themselves to take down her work of art and rip her painting into pieces and throw them all over the floor.

    There was much more that happened after that moment…but suffice it to say that my daughter grew wiser that day…opened her eyes that day…and got to work painting another “Hope” poster to be put right back up there, proudly, on those walls again. I was so proud of her.

    I proudly display that framed piece in our library in our home….and i think of the fear, and the triumph, every time I see it.

    Indeed, there is an endless supply of paint.

  11. January 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Just can’t say thank you enough times to President Obama …

    #FORWARD

  12. 33 africa
    January 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    • 34 Nena20409
      January 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      GDP contraction in Q4 of 2008 was -9.7%. Mr Obama was sworn in Jan 20, 2009. 11 days later, and the 1st report of Job loss in Jan 2009 was 818K and unemployment rate was 8.2%

      GW Bush’s economic budget numbers ended Technically on Sept 30, 2009. Deficit handed to pres Obama was $1.3T.

      I love graphs. I love it when these types of information is used to show stack contrasts. However, many times, the way the numbers are chosen are from all over the map.

      I never understand why people forget that the UE numbers are lagging, a full month behind. GDP numbers are Quarterly based. It is imperative that the exact numbers are assigned to the Lackadaisical numbers that GW Bush left for pres Obama.

  13. 35 susanne
    January 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    good morning chips and todville (yaawwwn)

    glad to see we’re in no hurry to take down the decorations, and we’re still reminiscing about 2013.

    honestly, one of the highlights of my year was those terrific photos of pbo that appeared last night! what a mighty fine man, and what a treat to see him finally getting a good vacation! lots of work to do this year, and we want him rested and at peace as he faces the next push.

    and ‘hauoli makahiki hou’ to the o’family!

    • 37 Vicki
      January 1, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      Very disturbing article. I understand how far my city NY has gone over the cliff. You should have seen the armies deployed against Occupy Wall Street. Helicopters disturbing residents 24/7 and eye in the sky drones. More police vehicles than anyone could imagine. Motorcycle troops. Armed riders on horseback. Against unarmed students and elderly people. Two o’clock in the morning raids with lights from the copters getting all of us up and out on our balconies.

      I hope this wildly unnecessary force is dialed down now that Bloomberg and Ray Kelly are out of office.

    • 38 susanne
      January 1, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      an excellent read. pierce lays it out, and does not step back.

      ‘ But what we cannot dispute among ourselves is that the country must be governed, and that it is our job to do it, and that we must find away to do it together. That’s the charge laid upon us by the first three words of the Constitution, no matter what you read on Sarah Palin’s Facebook page, or in the collected works of charlatan history produced by David Barton or Glenn Beck. We must take the job seriously; primary races like the one going on in the Republican party in Georgia, where the “moderate” candidate is the one who wants to put poor children to work as janitors in exchange for the school-lunch program, cannot continue to be allowed to be the rule, and not the exception. ‘

  14. 39 africa
    January 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    • 40 Vicki
      January 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      I think they will try the nonsense that not enough young people have signed up.
      The truth is what is needed is healthy people between 55 and 64 because old folks pay much much more for their premiums.

      The spin will be that Obamacare has failed because younger people failed their President.

      • January 1, 2014 at 6:33 pm

        The same people spinning that nonsense have spun the most outlandish nonsense, such as “Obamacare is like slavery”. These are the same people who have said that the GOP aren’t reprehensible for voting 49+ times to repeal Obamacare for millions, and they’re the same ones who are whining about “only” 2 million people having signed up in the face of undaunted GOP obstruction. Can’t take any of it seriously. Need to focus on facts.

  15. 42 africa
    January 1, 2014 at 3:17 pm

  16. January 1, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    ‘Fresh Prince’ Star James Avery Died at 65
    Jan. 1, 2014
    By LESLEY MESSER

    James Avery, the actor who played Uncle Phil on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” died on Tuesday, his publicist confirmed to ABC News.

    The actor, 65, died from complications of open heart surgery.

    Born James La Rue Avery in Virginia, Avery was raised in Atlantic City. After high school, he served in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1969 as a member of the U.S. Navy. After returning home, Avery moved to San Diego, where he wrote poetry and TV scripts for PBS, including the Emmy Award-winning production, “Ameda Speaks: Poet James Avery.”

    However, Avery perhaps was most beloved for his acting. In addition to his most famous role on the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” he also lent his voice to several animated TV series, including “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Iron Man.” He also appeared on the big screen in films including “Dr. Dolittle 2″ and “License to Drive,” and hosted the travel series “Going Places” on PBS. Most recently, Avery worked on Zach Braff’s film, “Wish I Was Here,” which will premiere at the Sundance film festival.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/fresh-prince-star-james-avery-died-65/story?id=21391201

  17. 45 africa
    January 1, 2014 at 3:30 pm

  18. 46 Dakota
    January 1, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    A repost…

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO MY BELOVED TOD FAMILY!

    I wish you all Peace and Blessings for 2014 from sunny, but cold Santa Fe. Thank you for all your favorite moments. What a pleasure reading them all. How incredibly blessed we are to be living during the Obama Presidency. We Will Not Be Moved…that is the theme for our MLK event this year and it certainly applies to supporting our President in 2014. We got this, my friends! FORWARD!!!

    While we were making our traditional New Year’s dinner (black eyed peas, pork, rice and collard greens) we received a phone call from a friend. Every year the University of New Mexico’s dept. of African American Studies holds a Black History Month kickoff luncheon. We were informed that the guest speaker this year is Sabrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother. Will definitely be there and will report back.

    Magapie, are you out there and interested?

    James Avery…Rest in Blessed Peace.

  19. January 1, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    He is championing universal pre-K and after school programs for mid-school students – which is is outstanding.

    Just want him to consider doing something that can actually be at least as profound, if not more so:

    Those first 3 years are now known to be of exceptional importance – the more adult words a child hears, the better their future (in many dimensions). A TV, radio, etc., forms of audio don’t get the job done. The infant needs to hear the words spoken to them, directly, by parents and others. Not ‘command language’ (e.g., do this, don’t do that), but full sentences of substance, including reading substantive literature.

    Yes We Can

  20. January 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    JO’B made me cry!!

    Maybe deBlasio will light a fire of more courage under some of our weaker Dems. Love what Julian says here:

    • 49 jacquelineoboomer
      January 1, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Don’t cry, meta – you’re one of the ones who reminded me about “the paint” throughout the year, once when I really needed it, as you well know! Take a bow.

      Love the Castro brothers in TX – and the new NYC mayor. Can’t wait to see their “courage” spread, as you mentioned.

      #NewDemocraticBloodInOfficeWorksForMe

  21. 50 africa
    January 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm

  22. 54 africa
    January 1, 2014 at 4:31 pm

  23. January 1, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    How cool is this?

  24. January 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm

  25. 58 forus50
    January 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    • 59 jackiegrumbacher
      January 1, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      I’ve always maintained this to be true Forus. When I said something like this to a guy at a meeting–abortions on every corner–he was shocked, but couldn’t deny it. It’s all about ‘controlling’ women.

      • 60 susanne
        January 1, 2014 at 5:15 pm

        yes–it is certainly not the case that these men are clutching their hands to their hearts in hope that they will be allowed to raise, clothe, feed, educate, and clean up after all the little saved children. they have zero interest in actual children. their only interest is in maintaining dominance over a portion of the population that they’ve traditionally kept down by making that severe face and clearing their throat in a threatening manner. no more!

        • 61 forus50
          January 1, 2014 at 5:36 pm

          So true and we have to work for equality in 2014. I get pissed off whenever I see a Viagra commercial because of all the money invested that yet research is still in its infancy for too many REAL female health issues such as menopause, fibroids, difficult periods, etc.

      • January 1, 2014 at 6:14 pm

        “It’s all about ‘controlling’ women.”

        Yep. That’s the agenda and always has been. Unfortunate that any woman would tolerate, let alone vote for, those men who preach and practice misogynistic policies.

        We need to change that, once and for all.

        Yes We Can

        • 63 susanne
          January 1, 2014 at 6:32 pm

          yes we can, bobfr! so many good men are appalled at the acts of the crazies. you guys give us hope! also, our president, of course :) and our feminist sons!

  26. 64 africa
    January 1, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    I learn something new every day about Obamacare.

  27. 66 Anna
    January 1, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Happy New Year to one and all at TOD.
    Thank you Jacqueline for the reminder, ” There is an endless supply of paint “.
    I believe, altho MSM and RWNJ would argue against, ” There is an endless supply of President Obama’s supporters ”

    My wishes for all of you for 2014 –

  28. 67 a4alice
    January 1, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Jacque I must have missed this but it is a beautiful story about perseverance and faith. Love it. thankyou.

  29. 69 forus50
    January 1, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Obamacare signups as of 12/31/13: 6,109,294

  30. January 1, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    #TrustBarack

    Yes We Can

  31. 72 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    The New York Times
    Obama’s 1983 College Magazine Article:

    // In 1983, at the height of the cold war, Barack Obama, then a senior at Columbia University, wrote in a campus newsmagazine about the vision of “a nuclear free world.” The article in the Sundial profiled two campus groups: Arms Race Alternatives and Students Against Militarism. //

    http://documents.nytimes.com/obama-s-1983-college-magazine-article

    • 73 africa
      January 1, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Wow, Hope!! Thanks for this find. Very interesting. PBO has always been way ahead of his time.

    • 74 4morefor44
      January 1, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      that’s amazing. at 22-ish years old, barack obama is writing circles around the likes of david brooks, tom friedman and so many others of today to whom the “free market” is paying huge amounts of money. there’s so much more interesting insight in that article than i’ve read in any major media in a long, long time, especially the last few paragraphs.

      president obama has been kicking the butt of “the establishment” his entire adult life, and that’s what’s been driving them crazy. they can’t stop this guy!

    • January 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Whoa. Thank you HOPE! I printed this out to add to my collection.

  32. 76 a4alice
    January 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm

  33. 77 susanne
    January 1, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    i was just back at the ‘shaka’ post enjoying the wonderful photos–that’s my president right there!

    and another gem on that post is this poem from jacquelineoboomer, which i took the liberty of bringing forward here into the new year. such a clear telling of the tod story!

    MAHALO TO JACQUELINEOBOOMER!


    We started this year, O’friends of mine
    With hugs all around, even an Auld Lang Syne
    We’d won an election and been through so much
    The feel of victory, so victorious to touch!

    Chips made us laugh and gave us a haven
    And UT became our second blog maven
    TOD added hits and gathered new O’friends
    But all of us know that’s not where it ends

    Because in 2014, the year that’s ahead
    None of us can rest, so get outta that bed
    Register some voters, send in some cash
    Tell RWNJs to kiss your Democratic a$$

    Tweet and email and blog about our Prez
    Talk to our neighbors, and take down the press
    Stand up for our rights, and our social causes
    No time for apathy or mid-cycle pauses

    I’m supportin’ Obama and ridin’ with Biden
    It’s time to take action ~ there’s no time for hidin’
    But tonight, take a sip of your favorite drink
    And help me celebrate how like-minded we think!

    Love all you TODbots! Happy New Year! Thanks, Chips! “

  34. January 1, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Bob or Tally or someone: Please give me your explanation of this article. I found it on a friend’s Facebook timeline. I have him blocked but occasionally go to his Wall to check what he has posted. He posted this Monday afternoon with the heading “and the beat goes on and on and on…….” This guy is an Obama hater, especially the ACA and anything to do with taxes of any kind.

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304465604579220413773642016

    Thanks friends. The reason I want some feedback is that this couple will likely stop to visit us on their way to FL in a few weeks. If anything comes up, I want to be “armed”. :)

    • 83 desertflower
      January 1, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Just wondering is THIS is the real problem….if sequestration was the issue, he’ll need to take that up with REPUBLICANS….probably the ones HE voted for!

      http://www.irs.gov/uac/Affordable-Care-Act-Tax-Provisions

      Effect of Sequestration on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
      Pursuant to the requirements of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, refund payments issued to certain small tax-exempt employers claiming the refundable portion of the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit under Internal Revenue Code Section 45R, are subject to sequestration. This means that refund payments processed on or after Oct.1, 2013, and on or before Sept. 30, 2014, to a Section 45R applicant will be reduced by the fiscal year 2014 sequestration rate of 7.2 percent, irrespective of when the original or amended tax return was received by the IRS. The sequestration reduction rate will be applied unless and until a law is enacted that cancels or otherwise impacts the sequester, at which time the sequestration reduction rate is subject to change.
      Affected taxpayers will be notified through correspondence that a portion of their requested payment was subject to the sequester reduction and the amount.

      • 84 desertflower
        January 1, 2014 at 6:54 pm

        Without lots of info about your friend..hard to tell what the problem is…but this link has lots of info pertaining to small business and ACA…

    • 86 4morefor44
      January 1, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      it’s the wall street journal editorial page, which is a known propaganda mill for republican talking points. has been for years, even before rupert murdoch bought the paper. there’s so much wrong with that editorial it is hard to know where to begin, and i certainly don’t have the time at the moment to unpack the crazy talk in that article. i happen to remember this link off the top of my head that could be a place to start:

      “From 1999 to 2009, Kaiser found that the insurance premiums had climbed 131% or 13.1% per year, and workers’ contribution toward paying that premium jumped 128% or 12.8% per year. In 1999, workers’ average contribution to the premium was $1543, and in 2009 it was $3515. For employers, their contribution was $4247 in 1999 and $9860 in 2009. [5]”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_insurance_costs_in_the_United_States

      so the main point is that the “free market” was excluding people left and right with pre-existing conditions and so on for decades, and even with that, premiums were rising incredible amounts each year while benefits were collapsing. that’s what was happening before OBAMACARE. even using the false numbers presented in the w.s.j. propaganda piece, obamacare is a huge improvement over the rises each year brought on by the “free market” insurance.

      and ask this “friend” how america became the world’s superpower in the decades after WWII while at the same time it had its highest tax rates ever. we became the world’s largest lender of money during these decades (1950-1980). families could pay for their homes, pay for their kids college, without debt, all by having just one spouse working a blue collar job while the other stayed at home. the “middle class” was created when america had its highest tax rates in history. this is a simple fact.

      all this changed when republicans, led by ronald reagan and his “revolution” slashed taxes in 1981, and we quickly became the world’s largest debtor. they openly based everything on trickle down economics which republicans today still argue for. the only two presidents who have made progress on this problem since then, are the democrats bill clinton and barack obama.

      anyone who claims to be “against taxes” is a fool and anti-constitutional in my opinion (paying taxes is a huge part of the constitution), and it’ll help you tremendously to not have this person be a “friend” anymore. i know it can be hard to make that change, but trust me, your life will improve dramatically is you cut these people out of your life instead of wasting time responding the propaganda such as this w.s.j opinion piece. you’ll never win with these people. waste of time.

      • 87 99ts
        January 1, 2014 at 8:04 pm

        Waiting for the media to explain this to everyone – in my world as well as yours – many thanks for all you do to help get out the truth

    • January 1, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      df may have uncovered the real issue, but best thing for you to do before your ‘friends’ visit is to call 1-800-706-7893. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 9AM to 5 PM (EST) and ask for details.

      Before you call, you may want to familiarize yourself with the “small business” details presented here:

      http://www.legalconsumer.com/obamacare/topic.php?TopicID=68&ST=TN

  35. January 1, 2014 at 6:32 pm

  36. 92 dotster3
    January 1, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    VP Joe B. arrived in Southwest Fl. today for a 3 day visit, presumably to visit his brother who just purchased a home in the area, on Keewaydin Island, off the coast of Naples.

    http://www.news-press.com/article/20140101/NEWS0119/140101004/Vice-President-Joe-Biden-visits-Southwest-Florida

  37. 93 MightyPamela
    January 1, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    {{{{{JO’B}}}}}

  38. January 1, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Truth ….

  39. 100 dotster3
    January 1, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I do declare that I believe NBC Nightly News (Tom Costello reporting) just gave a positive report on Obamacare, re. 2 artists who were thrilled about their new policy, coverage and savings. Will wonders never cease?

  40. 101 anniebella
    January 1, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    POTUS sign his tweets bo, and FLOTUS signs hers mo. bo and mo, how sweet.

  41. 102 Allison
    January 1, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    FYI to those who are watching Breaking Bad on Netflix. The streaming ends at S5 E8. I know the series ends at E16 so I phoned Netflix. They said they are not sure when the final 8 episodes will be available. When it does become available to stream, they’ll send me an email. I’m disappointed because it’s really heating up now. OMG!!!!

    • 103 desertflower
      January 1, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      OH! Allison…DIDN’T I FIND THIS OUT!!! Made me CRAZY, because…like you said, it’s heating up now! OUR work around for that was Amazon :) Spent the money to get the last episodes that we won’t be able to get on Netflix ( that REALLY pissed me off…Had I known that Netflix didn’t have the entire season, I’d have DVR’d the episodes from AMC and watched them later!

      Check out Amazon and screw Netflix…by the time they get their act together, the suspense of the whole thing will be over. Amazon…watch tonight :)

      • 104 Allison
        January 1, 2014 at 7:16 pm

        Hi DF thanks for the info. I’ll check out Amazon!!

        • 105 desertflower
          January 1, 2014 at 7:18 pm

          :) Let me know how that works for you….we all need to be able to see how this ends!!!

          • 106 forus50
            January 1, 2014 at 7:29 pm

            so have you finished desertfower? I was caught up last January and had to wait in real time until this Fall for them to air the final 6 episodes. The suspense was awful. :)

            • 107 desertflower
              January 1, 2014 at 7:34 pm

              Not yet, forus50:) Have the last 8 or so to go….will watch more tonight after dinner….marathon sessions!

    • 108 theo67
      January 1, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Oh – this is really disappointing! I’ve been watching on Netflix, and would have also recorded the final season on TV if I’d known. What a bummer!

  42. 109 Nena20409
    January 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    All Is Quiet on New Year’s Day……Nothing changes on New Year’s Day?

    Oh No, ACA becomes a Permanent Fixture in US on January 1st, 2014.

    Happy New Year 9.2M People.

    U2 sings

  43. 111 Nena20409
    January 1, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Mayor de Blasio!

    On New Year’s Day……..NY was Not Quiet on New Year’s Day ;)

    History has it in it’s Book.

  44. 112 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    From my Twitter TL, I see that emo-King MMFlint is doing his best *hoping* to get the New Year started on a negative political note – thus helping the GOP to retain the House and possibly gain the Senate.

    Tell MMFlint that we are on to his antics. Tell him we know that he profited during GWB’s presidency, and is all about what’s best for his POCKET/BANK ACCOUNT, and we’re not buying the donkey waste that he’s peddling.

    • 113 Nena20409
      January 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      A question for MMFlint would be what are his ideas and solutions for Detroit and MI. What would he do for the 9.2M ACA is already helping? And why are his concerns not on those who lost their UI benefits on Dec 28 2012?

      2014 is the year to get Dems elected to make more and better changes and NOT re-litigating PO or SP when No amount of his version of Me, Me, Me, attention seeking driven agenda would help make his UTOPIAN Liberalism fruitful so long as Boehner, Cantor and the TBGOPers control the House of Rep.

      • 114 hopefruit2
        January 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm

        He pens a column and starts off by stating how “awful” Obamacare is.

        But as he rambles on and on about single payer and universal healthcare, he winds up contradicting himself somewhere along the line by saying this:

        “And yet — I would be remiss if I didn’t say this — Obamacare is a godsend. My friend Donna Smith, who was forced to move into her daughter’s spare room at age 52 because health problems bankrupted her and her husband, Larry, now has cancer again. As she undergoes treatment, at least she won’t be in terror of losing coverage and becoming uninsurable. Under Obamacare, her premium has been cut in half, to $456 per month.”

        I may be a bit dull, but can someone explain to me how something can be both a “Godsend” and “awful” at the same time. Would Donna Smith agree that Obamacare is “awful?”

        Rather, shouldn’t MMFlint be HONEST and simply state that while Obamacare can be snubbed by healthy, wealthy, single-payer advocates, the majority of ordinary people don’t have the luxury of sitting pretty and letting the perfect be the enemy of the good?

        • 115 Nena20409
          January 1, 2014 at 8:02 pm

          Yes….HF2…..Godsend is Manna from Heaven. Parting the River Nile.

          Awful is when God’s Wrath is also displayed through Climatic activities or Plagues, etc.

          New year’s Joke on my part.

          MMFlint has always been a walking contradictions. Those who sheepishly follow every words that he author would NEVER see the contradictions as you HF2 have pointed out.

    • 116 Layla
      January 1, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      He is a ‘big bag of ugly air’!

    • 117 4morefor44
      January 1, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      ha! here he goes again. here he is shortly before the last presidential election trying to suppress the vote for president obama:

      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/08/30/michael_moore_people_should_start_to_practice_the_words_president_romney.html

      has ed schultz started yet too? after years of trying to build a base of fans from the union ranks, just as michael moore did, ed was literally telling his listeners not to vote in the 2010 midterms, which helped bring in more teebaggerz. with election after election of the same behavior from these people, you really have to wonder if they are not indeed psy-operations designed to divide and conquer liberal support of democrats. if nothing else, they sure are consistent before every election time in trying to hurt democrats.

      • 118 99ts
        January 1, 2014 at 8:07 pm

        I am firmly convinced they supported PBO thinking that it was impossible for a black man to win the election

    • January 1, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      The guy is repulsive. But, rather than insulting him, put him ‘in the kitchen’ …

      Yes We Can

    • 122 Vicki
      January 1, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      I read this garbage first thing today and it made me retch. Yuck, stfu M. Moore

  45. 124 forus50
    January 1, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    What the hell was the point of Robert Gibbs talking trash about Sebelius, etc. on October rollout? I don’t understand why these people don’t know how to be supportive and not damaging when they leave the White House. No loyalty.

    • 125 99ts
      January 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      He has been trashing the admin ever since he left – make believe liberal on MSNBC – his replacement at the White house is walking rings around him

      • 126 forus50
        January 1, 2014 at 8:02 pm

        It’s people like him, who aren’t known opponents that do the most damage to their former boss’s standing in the public eye by spreading all this gloom and doom crap.

        • 127 99ts
          January 1, 2014 at 8:12 pm

          Too true – sadly forus – past friends attacking you really does make folks begin to wonder – I find this really sad because the President seems to treat all his former staff very well – never a discussion as to why they leave – who pulled the plug – etc etc. I was shocked the first time I heard Gibbs on MSNBC – I’ve not heard a word from him supporting PBO since he left the admin.

          • 128 forus50
            January 1, 2014 at 8:20 pm

            Yup. Fortunately there’s not too many of these Sour Grapes given the huge number of folks that POTUS has had working for him.

  46. 129 theo67
    January 1, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    One of my favourite phrases from 2013 – thanks Jacq!

  47. 132 Jovie
    January 1, 2014 at 9:19 pm

  48. 133 sjterrid
    January 1, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you so much for your most memorable moment, JO’B. Also, wanted to tell you that I loved the poem that you wrote for Chips and TOD on the Shaka thread that Susanne reposted above.


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