Chat away, good people!
Grr. Congrats DF, I suppose.
I just come here after a hard days work, after a 2 week vacation, and I get growled at by the blog mistress of the dark? WTH! Some here would say that you are a ” c word”…..I choose to think that you have phenomenal dexterity and are particularly good at sneaking in the front door to first, while simultaneously hitting “Post Comment”…you know, the one you’ve written A HEAD OF TIME. Amiright?
Let’s clarify what that “c word” was…it was cheater. Everyone who thought differently, get your mind out of the gutter. I hate that word.
Now, Chips…about that crush on this guy….are you KIDDING ME??? Yikes.
A monster crush DF, he was a juicy-lipped angry Irish man, so he was perfect. Now he’s just an insufferable crank, so our love thing is over!
This was mine:) I don’t like angry men….passionate, yes….angry, not so much. Actually, this was one of many… don’t know how to cut down the link. Sorry!
Fixed it for you, dear.
Many thanks,LL. I know someone posted how to cut that link down, but I couldn’t remember. He spent some of his years down under….just sayin’….
Or a young Jake Tapper?
Ah, we of the MTV Generation remember that. We also remember MTV playing music.
AH! That’s the very one that melted my heart and sent my mind to wondering……
WOW – I’m second of the real people – way to go DF
Thank you sweetness….you had a much nicer greeting for me than Danny’s mom did… How did you fare today with your “warm” temps? Cozy, huh? Been in 120 here…106 is balmy!
106 is balmy – I would have said barmy
I try to avoid the 120 option – today is under 90 – but I still believe in climate change – despite the northern freeze.
Are you still on vacation? or back in the world of teachers?
woops – just read above – you are back at the hard work – no doubt the children are enjoying your return.
Yes…back to work! Woke up at 3am this morning so afraid that I would sleep through my alarm and be late for school! Crazy woman that I am…come to find out from other teachers I spoke with today…..seems EVERYONE OF US had that same thought and were up all night Good to be back though….could get too used to lounging around otherwise…that would be bad. Really bad.
shouldn’t the media’s theme song be something titled I don’t like Obama.
Probably, but I was being self-indulgent because I really don’t like this particular Monday.
THIS WILL MAKE YOU FEEL DIRTY (Ed ‘Cheshire Cat’ Henry strikes again from the front row.)
Fox News Continues to Blow the Obama Vacation Dog-Whistle
By Bob Cesca
According to Tommy Christopher, Henry asked press secretary Jay Carney, “The First Lady stayed behind in Hawaii, and the White House said that was an early birthday present from the President. Does that mean he’s paying for the flight back, or are the taxpayers paying for it?”
No such questions were ever raised about Laura Bush or any other past POTUS. In the era of pres Obama, what used to be is No longer and what is today are unheard of in our history.
Nena, no such questions were raised about Laura Bush vacations and trips.. But we all know what the problem is. B-L-A-C-K. How dare those black folks do only what any other President and his family have done.
I could not believe that question at the end of the presser today dripping with sarcasm and contempt. It just made me want to take a shower. It was really disgusting. Meanwhile, all of the questions about getting unemployment insurance extended (for just three months) were focused on what the Republicans wanted in return and not on the Americans who will be impacted. Thankfully, Gene Sperling did a good job explaining the impact. But the jackals were unable to formulate any intelligent questions after his presentation.
fox can continue hating as FLOTUS and friends continue enjoying themselves!
opps! sorry, posted in wrong spot!
Does everyone know this but me, that the First Lady is hanging out at Oprah’s Maui home this week?
This is what I was saying the other night about our president taking care of his business for his family in a beautiful and quiet way and getting on with his work as our POTUS. POB does not allow the foolish people to get into his personal family affairs the way they would like to, so it explodes these fools with dumb questions and reactions where they can almost not breathe. They forget that FLOTUS and POTUS have so many different friends who do very classy and wonderful things for and with them in the proper manner.
I love it. Not time to get their gossip groups together to start a party. Believe me, the ladies are enjoy themselves. Dr. Sharon Malone Holder, Gayle King, Oprah, Ms. Jarret, and many others. Love it. Live it up ladies and relax and enjoy your time celebration the pre-FLOTUS’ 50th.HZ
How could this be Dotster? They don’t get along and have had big blowups. :0 :0
Is that the gossip? I’m so behind.
I heard about that dotster3. I know Gayle King wasn’t at work this morning.
I’m so glad FLOTUS is having this extended vacation time. She is the hardest working First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt…..I firmly believe that. She has done more good and helped more people than we can know.
One way I know the quality of the Obamas is that they make friends and keep friends. They treasure their friends and their friends treasure them. Both of them have friends from years ago who love them, and they also have new friends like the Bidens who love them. This speaks of high quality people.
Thinking of other First Ladies…..Eleanor….HARD WORKER; Bess Truman……hated D.C., hated the White House, did very little; Mamie Eisenhower, did very little if anything; Jackie, did some very good and important things, but also skipped out of appointments and took several LONG vacations in three years; Lady Bird worked hard and regularly; Pat Nixon…..was so self effacing we hardly knew her, though she did take some important trips with him; Betty Ford…..she brought the discussion of breast cancer out of the dark, secret place it had been kept;;;Bravo Betty; Rosalynn, worked hard but did not have good PR; Nancy……well, we know about her astrologer and her Just Say No campaign and her goo-goo eyes at Ronnie; Barbara……who really cared?…..Hillary…..as someone on this blog said earlier, she fought the role the entire time, and the last 1 1/2 to 2 years she was campaigning for Senator; Laura…..was nice and demure, and seemed to find her voice the last term. I read that when she and Michele spoke, she told Michele that she had not realized how influential a First Lady could be, and not to waste the first year being silent, but to advocate for something important to her. I’m so glad Michele did not waste time.
Great summary, Carolyn. Of all the First Ladies, I think that Michelle Obama is the most centered and comfortable in herself. Eleanor was painfully shy and struggled with that all her life; Bess, as you say, never really cottoned to WH and DC. Mamie Eisenhower was used to be the grand dame as the Supreme Allied Commander’s wife; Jackie struggled with shyness issues and heaven only knows how much knowledge of her husband’s infidelities. Both Pat Nixon and Betty Ford had addiction issues. I honestly never new what Rosalynn did–she seemed so quiet. And, I’m sorry, but Nancy just seemed like someone I would never want to meet. Michelle Obama projects so much health, vitality, energy, intelligence and warmth, it’s as if she’s just bigger than life and fills her FLOTUS role completely.
I’ve seen comments about the First Lady staying over in Hawaii for a few extra days, of course they have been from right wing haters. But what I usually tell them is what a wonderful birthday gift from the President to his wife. Hope she enjoy herself and thank her husband when she gets home.
Then when I’m in a bad mood I say a hell of alot more. I don’t read all the comments, I am getting better at that.
Roslyn Carter worker very hard for the mentally I’ll and handicapped people. She is a big reason we have handicap parking and bathrooms.
Oh and Lillian Carter gave me the best and easiest recipe for peanut brittle I have ever tasted. Yum!
WOW: The Price of GOP Obamacare Sabotage in One Chart (via TPM) http://t.co/SoHM0fUqdJ— (@Chernynkaya) January 06, 2014
Grim times in the @AnnieLowrey / @EzraKlein home…. first women ever appointed to lead Fed Reserve & #Obamacare enrollments surging. Ooops.— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 07, 2014
Hey Chips! How was your day?
Ha! One can only hope.
Expert featured on 60 Minutes exposes how show knowingly ignored Clean Energy facts Exclusive interview: thkpr.gs/1dKIQ0w— Wisdom Rocks (@GetWisdomDude) January 07, 2014
The song Rock Steady should be revised and renamed; Rock Bottom.
CBS is now pathetic. Leslie Stahl? Seriously, what is wrong with these people. This woman said last year on MSNBC that in the 1980s she personally witnessed Reagan having issues with disorientation and confusion in 1983 or 1985, but she and many others kept quiet. Now can anyone say that she would have done the same for a Dem POTUS? DC Pundits also protect GHW Bush’s affairs. Hillary Clinton spoke of it once and the media claimed that since no woman came out, it was a dead issue.
60 minutes appears to be circling the drain, eh?
ADVOCACY JOURNALISTS FOR SNOWDEN
How Edward Snowden Turned Unwitting Journalists Into Activists
By helping him dribble out his NSA revelations, they are advancing his agenda in exactly the way he intended.
By Michael Hirsh
But the latest installment from the “Snowden files” (as the Post’s subhead put it Friday) made me wonder if what we’re experiencing and reading right now is still journalism, investigative or otherwise, or whether it is becoming something very different. I wonder if, after all the disclosures that have already touched off a major reassessment of National Security Agency surveillance by the U.S. government, what we’re reading now is more like free advertising for a certain point of view — Edward Snowden’s point of view, that is, as well as that of his comrade-in-outrage, Glenn Greenwald.
What is driving them is Hatred of pres Obama. Nothing more. So long as there are those with biased against the Obama Adm, Edward Snowden would have endless supporters.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused a group of doctors’ request to block implementation of the nation’s new health care law.
Chief Justice John Roberts turned away without comment Monday an emergency stay request from the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. and the Alliance for Natural Health USA.
Don’t let the name fool you…these dudes are ALEC members!
Like Paul Ryan washing clean pots & pans at a closed soup kitchen, Repubs can't even effectively mimic being human. http://t.co/4ggKXqaHRK— Lee Goaa (@LeeGoaa) January 07, 2014
Sad and awful. And so heartless.
Something else librarians do: critique apology letters. The one I just read: very heartfelt. It would put me in a forgiving mood.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) January 07, 2014
Hello Good People,
I must complain that I was left behind on the previous post. How did that happen?
You need to change your screen name:) “No Child Left Behind, Left Behind” …..
I know. I never thought that my name could have such a profound impact on my life at TODVille.
It happens to me every day – I must change my name to “always left behind” – welcome to my world
Eric Cantor has 2014 House Schedule out today. 97 days worth of pretentious work before the Nov Elections.
Eric Cantor Makes over $174K, about $199K as Majority Leader in the House.
2014 House Calendar. Another year of 3 day weekends and weeks off. http://t.co/qN2SRVGL6v— Ｇｕｓ (@Gus_802) January 07, 2014
Somewhere today it was mentioned that a Judge said gun sales cannot be banned in Chicago – and then we have this
(the link has an auto start video – truly one of the worst intertubes features)
“A 13-year-old boy who allegedly killed his sleeping 16-year-old cousin after an argument over a video game system was ordered held in custody today by a juvenile court judge, authorities said.”
Without snark – I blame the GOP – they are teaching children that guns are the way arguments are resolved.
It’s colder than Dick Cheney’s heart out there. [h/t @MikeInMi]— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) January 07, 2014
Oh dear – sad and true
Many DC and MD schools are closed tomorrow because of the cold temperatures. Windchill factor of 10-15 degrees below zero! I guess Obama did this to distract America from the ACA website.
I didn’t know that. Went to work in DC today. Thankfully will be working from home tomorrow.
here’s mayor deblasio batting around the media today (starts taking questions about 1 hour 20 minutes in, or watch before and see the impressive team he’s building):
weird. seems like they cut it down, so questions start around 41 minutes in now.
thank you 4morefor44 – I looked but didn’t find
been checking for more of deblasio in action, and he’s pretty good in this clip too at controlling the press nonsense (questions start at 30 minutes in):
he does joke around a lot, which maybe he could cut back on. could be nervous energy though, since this must be a pretty exciting time for him of course…
I think we have forgotten press conferences before President Obama – people often “joked around” – both the politician and the media – but the media has attacked PBO since he was elected – jokes not allowed. To date de Blasio does not have that problem.
Thanks for the extra video.
yea, good point, although i hope he doesn’t have a w. bush “now watch this drive, heh, heh” kind of moment. overall, very pleased with him and maybe he’ll have some national aspirations someday.
Just imagine – if President Obama said “with respect, I do not accept the question”
Great news that Janet Yellin was confirmed.
Seems the tidings are shifting on GOP obstruction.
I’m ignoring the squeaky wheels on the right who will continue to impotently flail against this administration since the MSM are desperately seeking any way to claw into the stately Obama Adm.
ICYMI, just before Christmas, Jeh Johnson was officially sworn in as Director of Homeland Security. Pretty much crickets from the MSM; a stunning contrast in media coverage between Mr. Johnson and those who came before him.
Inbox: Today, Jeh Charles Johnson was officially sworn in as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) December 23, 2013
A reminder of what little leverage the GOP has against this administration this year, from government shutdowns to PBO nominees…
(posted yesterday, but a reminder to emos who love nothing more than handwringing – this twitter summary really doesn’t do the article justice, recommend the actual article as rebuttal against your friends and relatives who believe the MSM doom and gloom).
A handy guide to refute MSM echo-chamber claim that 2013 was the worst year for the Obama Adm.
dailykos.com/story/2014/01/… http://t.co/qO7ElqL4id— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) January 06, 2014
Didn’t know about Secretary Johnson’s confirmation. Good to hear about him and Yellin. President Obama and the Democrats need to work as fast as they can to nominate/confirm as many good people as possible.
Thank you forus50, for your #PolarVortex tweets.
Here’s some graphics and a pic:
Polar vortex has arrived and this is what it looks like. on.mash.to/19Xswby http://t.co/OjmQ1D0UdX— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 06, 2014
This is what the Polar Vortex will look like at 7 am tomorrow. 1.usa.gov/TKgiX2 http://t.co/XuzGvHJ4qI— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 06, 2014
I avoid photo galleries that require clicking through photos (including this one), but the tweet pic is pretty awesome.
In pictures: The polar vortex. via @bbcnews bbc.in/1da21m1 http://t.co/QKtdZFVVzi— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 06, 2014
I always enjoy reading Kay’s posts at BJ – for anyone who has a past of being made to “stand outside the door” or “go to detention at lunch time” – as I did in my youth – this attack on children at school is frightening
“The repercussions of the constitutional violations perpetrated by Defendants are
severe and far-reaching. Children are regularly and repeatedly handcuffed and arrested in school and incarcerated for days at a time without a probable cause hearing, regardless of the severity-or lack thereof-of the alleged offense or probation violation. ”
From the Meridian, Mississippi DOJ complaint – linked at the blog.
School to prison pipeline. Setting them up for failure
The only time I ever saw a policeman in a school was when they came to lecture on “stranger danger” or whatever. This is truly ghastly.
yup. criminalizing the kids. It’s a sick society wherever it happens.
Tip to germans – mebbe skiing is not your thing?
Amk!!!!! First Aussies, now injured skiing German chancellors – you are soooooo bad!
Wait, what, Angela took a nosedive?
It was cross country skiing! How the fuck do you get hurt doing that?! It’s like race-walking!
I thought that too LL, but I speak as someone who somersaults in a Laurel and Hardy fashion over a teeny snowball, so in no position to mock.
Trust me…as a cross country skier….not hard to do. You only see the flat skiing that looks like race walking with skis on….have you ever gone UP A HILL SKIING?? Yeah…she can easily break her bottom. It’s intense.
I blame the Olympics for lying to me about the perils of cross country skiing! Perhaps curling, though, would be more sound?
Not sure LL, curling looks vicious to me, if strangely entrancing – they sweep so violently with those brooms I’d fear for my ankles.
I’d have to be drunk to try curling.
DF, I have decided: one day soon TOD will have a drunken curling get-together. I mean, how excellent would that be??
I often think to write a strongly worded letter to the IOC demanding to know why they don’t let curlers get loaded before the matches. Would make it way more entertaining.
Fine idea! Gin would be coming out my nose because I’d be laughing the entire time….they are so serious when you watch them do it on the Olympics….OMG. I’d be there for the TOD Drunken Curling Games….If you ain’t toasted, you ain’t curlin’!
“If you ain’t toasted, you ain’t curlin’!”
And that right there will be the official motto of our meet-up
And skiing up a hill is insanity. That’s why Baby Jesus invented ski lifts.
You are disgraceful!
We don’t need no stinkin’ ski lifts
She did LL, banjaxed her pelvis!
Fell down and went boom.
jus’ stating the facts, mam.
#Did you know In @walmart Americans largest gun seller you can buy an assault rifle @BartCop http://t.co/XPTFsK5uoo— MichaelLoBurgio (@MikeLoBurgio) January 06, 2014
Chips, are you farming out Danny for photo shoots?
Angel face RT @CuteEmergency: Just a puppy and some pumpkins. http://t.co/5DFoBpaqtx— Geoff Ninecow (@geoff9cow) January 07, 2014
Except Danny is now the size of all those pumpkins combined!
Hey Tweeps! http://t.co/eTq1Ts23b5— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) January 07, 2014
Liar liar pants on fire! How can he say this shit and not burst into flame? http://t.co/vUiP8Jdpv4— RC deWinter (@RCdeWinter) January 07, 2014
The bigger question is how stupid are WI voters?
Eric Cantor is a Rep from Virginia~ Congressional District 7 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia's_7th_congressional_district
My husband said he wanted more space.
So I locked him outside.
Whoever posted that “Diary of a Snow Shoveler” earlier today – omg, thanks! I was laughing out loud and had to send it to my family. It’s so true, so true about how the season is viewed in the Frozen Tundra Land.
3 women, who die young, are greeted by St. Peter. He tells them. “All of you led very good lives down on earth, so all of you will be admitted into paradise. The only rule: “DON’T STEP ON THE DUCKS.”
Confused, they all ask “Um … what?”
St. Peter says “If you step on one duck, it quacks. If a duck quacks, other ducks will start quacking, and … well … you’ll see.”
With that, the gates opened and the three waltzed inside. And, sure enough, All of heaven is covered with ducks. there is almost no room to walk with the millions of ducks.
A day of careful stepping later, the first woman steps on a duck. Seconds later, every single duck in heaven is quacking. It’s so loud the women aren’t surprised if earth could hear it. Hours later, when the quacking ceased, an angel appears with a very ugly man and chains him to the lady and tells her this is her eternal punishment for the duck-stepping.
Not wanting the same fate, the other two women become very cautious for the next week, but sure enough, the second lady steps on a duck.
She gets the same punishment as the first lady.
The third lady becomes so careful that, a year-and-a-half later, she is still duck-free. Then, an angel appears next to her with a very handsome man and chains him to her.
Thinking that this must be a reward for her good-doing she asks the man gleefully “What did I do to deserve this?”
And the man replies with a grimace, “I don’t know about you, but I stepped on a duck.”
/ducks and runs
no words. that’s terrible.
o dear – I laughed – sorry forus
it is really cold! just coming in after a bus ride and it was brutal out there;
something that was a source of amusement to me is that as almost each other person climbed onto the bus from the cold cold weather, they cursed at no one on particular;
most new riders let out a loud cuss paragraphs but the people already seated on the bus and the bus driver just ignore this “strange behavior”.
tomorrow the temps are predicted to be even lower so I will be ready to laugh “quietly” at the torrent of cussing
Late to the game, but I am tickled pink by this article in which Frank Luntz gets depressed. Sole reason, PBO wins a second term. Now he tries to repackage himself. Same old shat worn over.
HYPOCRITE: "But it was Obama he principally blamed." Oh, really. PBO foiled your plans to make him a one-termer. huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/rob…— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) January 07, 2014
HOW RICH: After sowing seeds of discord for years, crafting meaningless slogans for GOP, now Frank Luntz blames PBO. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) January 07, 2014
"We have now created a sense of dependency and a sense of entitlement…" Same GOP bunk. theatlantic.com/politics/archi… And he talks abt division.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) January 07, 2014
He finally tells the truth: "I don't know shit about anything." After helping to divide the country, blame PBO. Yeah! theatlantic.com/politics/archi…— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) January 07, 2014
He’s a total POS. Owns 4 homes in NY, LA, Las Vegas and Virginia and the whole story is me, me, me oh poor little fat me. He is the caricature of the young GOP male.
Speaking of; there’s only a handful of these men who will see their shallow, selfish life in the GOP and get out of it. This is one who did. You might have read it a few years ago.
Personally, I don't think there's intelligent life on other planets. Why should other planets be any different from this one? Bob Monkhouse— (@amk4obama) January 07, 2014
She’s doubling down.
Amy Chua, the self-proclaimed “Tiger Mom” who, in 2011, published a book arguing that Chinese women are superior mothers — thus their offspring superior children — has even more to say.
In “The Triple Package,” Chua and her husband, co-author Jed Rubenfeld, gather some specious stats and anecdotal evidence to argue that some groups are just superior to others and everyone else is contributing to the downfall of America.
Unsurprisingly, the Chinese Chua and the Jewish Rubenfeld belong to two of the eight groups they deem exceptional. In no seeming order of importance, they are:
I knew we Cubans would be there. We’re the “good” Latinos. *eyeroll*
LOL. The cynic in me says that this whole intv Frank Luntz gave is a full blown Gimmicking. He coined GOP gimmickry. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) January 07, 2014
LEST WE FORGET: Frank Luntz played major role in shaping ugly enviro. perpetuated by GOP. Still is. Peppered here. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) January 07, 2014
LEST WE FORGET: Frank Luntz & GOP leaders got together on PBO's Inaugural nite to STOP him in his tracks. Robert Draper's Book tells it.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) January 07, 2014
You are on a long roll with this one Africa – good to see – some lovely comments on the Pierce blog as to whether he should be described as a putz, schmuck and/or schlemiel
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