Just wanted to be first with no other comment, huh?
“Yes,” I said to myself.
Hard luck Vicki and Carol, I was 0.000012 of a second faster than you.
My computer is so slow this morning. I think the lines are frozen! Plus my grammar is terrible today.
Thinking of you? . . @JOBoomr @sonamie 😉 http://t.co/rjX5bJBDPy— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) January 03, 2014
Bahahahahahaha…the C-H-E-A-T-E-R got beat at her game.
Did not. Vicki and Carol got in to the inner workings of TOD and deleted my ‘first’ comment, then pretended like nothing happened. Skullduggery.
It’s freaky isn’t it? Blackmailed amk!
NSA! NSA! NSA!
Exactly Forus, in protest at Vicki and Carol’s actions this place will become The Snowdenski Diary.
You should go to DailyKos and put up a diary about how the evil NSA is spying on you which is making it hard for you to be first poster in the threads. Mention how dreamy Snowden, Grayson and Bernie Sanders are and it will reach rec status in no time.
Will do TrumpDog, heading there this minute!
Great to see POTUS and the ladies!
Hi Vicki, congrats to you! Your fingers must not be frozen.
Dumb luck. Actually I’m still catching up on the last thread.
I am overjoyed to have POTUS back.
Me too! That circle on the computer is so slow. I’m signing off I think. It’s not much fun. Finally got my Hubby’s DNA results back. It took so much longer to get his results than mine, about four weeks, I was beginning to wonder if he was from the planet earth. But he is. All European, no surprises.
She is getting a few more days vacation as an early BDay present someone said.
Per previous post – FLOTUS stayed in Hawaii with friends (early 50th birthday present from POTUS)
You haven’t heard Obama Grandma. Our very nice President gave her a few extra days in Hawaii with her friends for a early birthday gift. Her birthday is January 17th, she will turn 50.
I started at the latest post today then went to the earlier posts. Whoops! It sometimes is a bad plan for me to start on the early posts since it is hard to catch up. Then again I can miss the big picture by skipping ahead like the above post.
Sigh! Wasn’t expect a change of scenery so quickly.
Now I’m even eating up a part of my words – o well, probably good time for a snack!
The minute I walk away, a new thread is posted. I detect a pattern here, and I’m outraged.
So before I have to make Chips or UT appear on MSNBC with a tearful apology to me for sneaking the threads when my back is turned, let me just claim first for the next thread. Now we can happily move on. All’s well that ends well!
Congrats vicki on #1
The lack of firsty morals around here is shocking
Where did you put the sunglasses Missy? Did Danny chew them this morning?
Apparently blog tyrant chips tried to contest my first and CarolMae’s close second, hf
Home, safe and sound, after a lovely, uninterrupted vacation! I asked for nothing more than that!
So I get on Twitter, see something about George Soros being like the Kochs, and the poor soul who tweeted me that decided to follow me. He had 20 followers. Really, get that shit off my TL. Was whistling as I blocked him.
Saw that delight LL, I think the creature included me in that tweet too. Why do these lowlives follow us, can anyone explain??
He was “proudly blocked by MHP”. That’s why. It’s like a reverse scalp; they take rejection as affirmation of their correctness.
PS United beaten at home by Swansea in the FA Cup. My sporting world is crumbling.
Aw, I’ll make you a cuppa of nice peach herbal tea. Don’t tell me about Chelsea; I’m watching the match now.
Thanks LL, but you know where to stick your nice peach herbal tea.
Hey now, I’m offering you empathy! UT is probably dancing in her underwear.
“I’m offering you empathy!”
Shove your empathy, give me a brandy – now.
“UT is probably dancing in her underwear.”
How about rum? I’m swimming in it after NYE.
Chuckle – go on then, a swim in rum is probably what I need at this moment.
I thought I’d need two bottles of the stuff. Two blammo bottles of the stuff. I overestimated the debauched natures of a bunch of 40 year olds.
I love the fire comin’ out of your fingertips today (as long as it’s not directed at me)! Happy Sunday!
Happy? HAPPY? HAPPPPPY???? After my beloved team proved to me they’re as useful as an umbrella in a hurricane? HAPPY??
Noooooooo, I am NOT happy.
PS Hiya Jacqueline
I still laughed my tush off at what you wrote. I pray for your happiness, Chips!!!! (No, seriously.)
I think it’s because Scholesy finally retired. As Fergie once said through the medium of Dirty Tackle, gingers have magical powers.
Hold it. Some Gingers appear to be magically powerless:
I bet it’s a dye job.
After today, it’s a die job.
As of now in my watching, Chelsea is still level 0-0 with Derby Fucking County. I hope I don’t regret the way I’m spending the first 90 minutes of my morning.
Well, what happened next was………….. okay, okay, I’ll say nothing. Ish.
Cutest dog in the world! Wish I had him, so I could send him to the door when annoying people knock! Just one look … (oh, and, everything’s reminding me of an old song today, so here ya go) …
someone needs to fact-check congenital liar rand paul’s assertions today about Obamacare;
I could be wrong but I think he is lying in a major way;
I hope Maddow can double-check paul – her report on his habitual lying was very revealing and kept him quiet for a few weeks;
but now he is back with fresh lies and since it is polito pushing the story, I think there is more lies behind this but they will let everything pass if they are not challenged
@jilevin @politco wait a few hours & you will discover that as usual rand paul is now LYING about his experience enrolling in Obamacare— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) January 05, 2014
@jilevin @politico sad thing is: the same media outlets will NOT call rand paul out about the lies that is now spouting about Obamacare— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) January 05, 2014
Rand Paul and his family are fully covered under the Federal employees’ health care plan (GEHA) They don’t need to sign up for Obamacare, so we know this is some BULLSHYTE…
Didn’t Congress vote itself and its staff out of the federal employees health benefits plan? I thought that was why they are all signing up for Obamacare.
It’s still total bullshyte, of course.
hopefruit2, what else do we expect from Rand Paul and his family.
Rand Paul struggles to tie his shoelaces. A website is way beyond his capability.
He’s all velcro’d up, I’m sure (shoes, shirts, whatever).
lmao. Needs a big strip just south of his nose.
I like that idea!
Paul doesn’t struggle to tell lies.
Tea Party activists showed up at a Comcast Shareholders Meeting to complain about @MHarrisPerry job back in May. hollywoodreporter.com/news/conservat…— (@3ChicsPolitico) January 05, 2014
Good West Coast morning (yes, it’s still morning here) Chipsticks & TOD family!
So happpy that President Obama and family had a pleasant Holiday and that the First Lady is enjoying additional time in Hawaii.
I see Idris gave his fans a little thrill – cute but there’s no photo proof!!!
Can you post that sort of photographic proof on Twitter? Isn’t it against the TOS? If so, I expect a letter writing campaign soon to change that from the Idris Brigade.
I bet Chipsticks could seek and locate said photo. However, it might be best to leave to the imagination….reality could be disappointing
This is my backyard today. Yikes, both beautiful and scary.
Chicago lakefront at 1130am. Snow & strong winds blowing snow off shore @Chicagoist @HuffPostChicago @WeatherNation http://t.co/FIXVZ0FPSO— Barry Butler (@barrybutler9) January 05, 2014
Oh crikey Forus, “beautiful and scary” is spot on, I feel icy cold even looking at that pic.
I know right? I just went outside which entails walking 5 feet from my condo to the little grocery store hooked onto our building. That was enough of this blustery weather today for me.
I’ll spend this evening getting psyched up for Monday as I have 5 meetings at the office. I take the El but it still involves a good 15 minutes outdoors and with 20 mph winds the wind chill will be 45 below off the lakefront. I swear I have become a total chicken about cold because they talk about it like it’s a horror movie – it’s not like I can’t duck into a warm building at any time. I’m sure it will be fine and even a little fun as a change of pace. See! I’m already psyching myself up for it!
Are those ducks I see on the lake?
Oh crikey mikey, looks like it GGail – I want to bring them home!
Looks like they’re headed to the airport!
Yes!! And I don’t believe anyone trying to tell me that their feathers keep them warm in this kind of weather!
forus, I heard the leader say that their final destination is the home of “Danny”. I hope he’s getting his guest rooms ready in his backyard.
Current conditions at Lambeau Field for Packers vs 49ers today http://t.co/0mXASGv9Nf— Amazing Sports Pics (@AmazingSprtsPic) January 05, 2014
Oooooooooh my, flippin’ Arctic!!
no chance I can ever sit or stand to watch a game in this freezer!
Good Afternoon TODable TODville Community.
Brutally cold in my neck of the woods. Lived here for years, Never have I experienced this type of brutal rigid Frozen Tundra. Brutal.
Hey…..but it is Nothing. It is cold and lots of snow. No problems with Climate Change…….Now may the Village idiot please stand out and get noticed? Seriously?
I think the mistake was calling it “global warming”. While accurate, it paints a picture in people’s heads that it means that winter will be no more. “Climate change” is much more accurate. It means that extremes of weather will become more common.
—-> “Climate change” is much more accurate.
‘Global warming’ is a daft phrase, if I’d a dollar for every nutter using icy temperatures as proof there is no such thing as ‘climate change’ I could buy Messi for United this month.
More daft is “global weirding”. What does that even mean?!
It was a serious attempt to relabel climate change, so that it would just look like “Oh, the weather sure is weird”. No, it’s not weird. It’s a predictable outcome of a changing climate.
I’m with Prof. Tyson. Science is true whether you believe in it or not.
How the heck did I miss that madness??
Hell, the BBC had a documentary entitled “Global weirding”.
I think global weirding is a dumb name for it but “global change” sounds very dull and non-threatening. It needs something as dire, foreboding and disastrous as “earthquake” or “hurricane” or “tsunami”. I bet the RWNJs might respond to something like “climate terror”.
We must wage a war against “climate terror” and show Mother Nature that she can’t defeat a free people!
so LL it doesn’t let me reply to your reply below so doing it up here! Yes, that will get the fire started. Lady Liberty vs. Mother Nature.
‘Climate change’ is way better than ‘global warming’ for the reason you state, LL.
I’ve been calling it ‘climatic chaos’ for the past couple of decades.
before I immigrated to the US, one of my applied econometrics professor was an American who had immigrated to MN from Nicaragua.
given his background, and the dysfunctional economy in which he was instructing us, he always tried to help us make the connection between economic policy and the politics of the moment.
He constantly talked about Nicaragua and the role of the Sandinistas.
that Peggy Noona immediately went to the Sandinista reference, I find it very clarifying of the perceived threat that De Blasio seems to pose to the 1%;
NY Mayor De Blasio will have a number of privileged people trying to take him down – stay tuned and ready to defend him if you believe in his message of socio-economic equality
She had to use Sandinista. Noonan is frozen in the Reagan years. That is all she knows and all she is. Those who recycle her nonsense do so for THINKING outside the likes of Noonan is so hard for them to contemplate.
Nobody sane or sober believes anything Noonan says. Not to worry about her.
You’re right that there will be an all-out effort to discredit de Blasio.
One talking point is that his HUGE win wasn’t really a landslide because turnout was not so high. ?????
On the positive side, all the Media are covering the Day 2 change in rules for homeless families. Even in the Daily News owned by billionaire buddy of Bloomberg, Mort Zuckerman, there were articles and interviews with grateful recipients of the new laws.
Do not be surprised if the de Blasio Administration is a day by day policy by policy repudiation of Michael Bloomberg’s love the rich and kick out the poor regime.
I say the Packers game should Not be played today. But they will. I just hope that no one gets hurt or worse, killed today.
I agree Nena.
The missus breaks out into Miley Cyrus at random moments. Is that grounds for divorce?— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) January 05, 2014
As long as she is not swinging around the LR on a wrecking ball….it will be OK!
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Eusebio, the Portuguese soccer star who was born into poverty in Africa but became an international sporting icon and was voted one of the 10 best players of all time, has died aged 71, his longtime club Benfica said.
He died Sunday, the club announced on its website, without providing further details.
Eusebio died at home of heart failure at 3.30 a.m. (0330 GMT) Sunday, his biographer, Jose Malheiro, said. “His health was very poor,” Malheiro told reporters. Eusebio was admitted to hospital several times over the past year for the treatment of heart and respiratory problems.
As a Child, Pele was the Footballer known by many of Us. Reading this today, I felt some how, that many of Us should have known EUSEBIO, but didn’t……our loss.
My sympathy to his family and friends.
Eusebio wasn’t as well known because he played for Portugal, which wasn’t a glamour team. But among people who know, he was the equal of Pele.
may he rest in peace!
Rand Paul is complaining that his Son got Medicaid but he wanted to pay instead of Medicaid.
He held up his Sons Medicaid card…
So, that’s his complaint!
New post: http://theobamadiary.com/2014/01/05/eusebio-rip/
New Yorkers from every borough are coming to Gracie Mansion today to meet Mayor @BilldeBlasio. RT if you're there! http://t.co/u6cjUIUXkl— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) January 05, 2014
And they came from far and wide all over the city and lined up…now they as New Yorkers could be proud of their very own Obama…
I am so happy for the New Yorkers. I hope they will enjoy the new mayor and all that he and his administration will bring to NYC. I like him a lot, and hope that he will be able to carry out the agenda for all of the people who need a fresh beginning. Blessings, Mayor Bill de Blasio. HZ
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