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Jan
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Early Bird Chat

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MoooOOOooorning Early Birds!

Huuuuuuuge thanks to UT for all her mega posts yesterday, and to LL for his outstanding piece – treasures!

Happy Friday!


136 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 JER
    January 10, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Good Morning Chips and everybody.

    • January 10, 2014 at 7:14 am

      Moooooooooorning JER!! Moooooorning everyone!

      • 3 99ts
        January 10, 2014 at 7:15 am

        GM Ms Chips – missed you yesterday – hope your day was A1+++

        • January 10, 2014 at 7:20 am

          Morning 99ts, missed you too!! A bonkers busy worky day, spent most of it going ’round in circles getting nowhere fast :???: But, phew, got there in the end.

          • 5 99ts
            January 10, 2014 at 7:23 am

            I had a lazy lazy day to make up for all your hard work – have to keep the world on an even keel – that’s my excuse :)

          • 7 dotster3
            January 10, 2014 at 8:27 am

            I’m so relieved you’re still here, chips. I pictured you chasing Danny over hill and vale, both hopelessly lost, search parties out, helicopters hovering over the wilderness etc. So Whew!

            • January 10, 2014 at 8:31 am

              :lol: :lol: Dotster, it wasn’t quite that dramatic, but I did have to chase the rascal when he got hold of my phone, and the chase involved climbing over the fallen trees debris and in to next door’s garden. No hovering helicopters, though – but I’m surprised CNN didn’t cover the chase live.

    • 9 99ts
      January 10, 2014 at 7:15 am

      Hi JER wtg on 1st

      I was stupidly watching MJ give Christie a pass – David Gregory – hahahaha

      I now I fall over – Chuck Todd is not so keen on Christie any more

  2. 10 Roberta in Mn
    January 10, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Goooood Morrrning Chips & Danny and anyone else that is up & going this early.

  3. January 10, 2014 at 7:17 am
    • January 10, 2014 at 7:34 am

      I was about to say ‘thank you sweetie, that was lovely’ …. but.

      If I could get my hands on those players, they would limp in to the sunset.

      • 21 amk for obama
        January 10, 2014 at 7:46 am

        ??? First the refs, now the playahs?

        • January 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

          According to my calculations, it’s 99% the playahs’ fault. 1.5% the refs, and .5% Moyes. Wait, that’s 101%.

          • 23 amk for obama
            January 10, 2014 at 7:52 am

            So the fucking glazer gets a complete pass?

            • January 10, 2014 at 7:57 am

              I despise the Glazers, and if they don’t come up with serious loot for Moyes to rebuild the team I’ll flippin’ despise them even more. But I still reckon the players are mainly to blame, just not playing for Moyes, life’s a party now that Ferguson is gone. Mind you, I partly blame Ferguson too for leaving Moyes a team with no flippin’ midfield.

              • 25 amk for obama
                January 10, 2014 at 8:09 am

                Here is my split – effin’ fergie – 99%, glazer – 0.99%, playahs – 0,01%, Refs – 0.0%

                • January 10, 2014 at 8:13 am

                  :lol: How can you let the players off the hook?! Even though it’s a bloody ordinary team, they still won the league a few months ago – and the very same players now make West Ham look like Barcelona. They have no fear of Moyes, so they’re just not playing for him!

  4. 28 jackiegrumbacher
    January 10, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Good Morning all. Karma will find its way to Christie’s backyard and all his lies and ugly moves will be exposed. The wheels will move slowly, but they’ll move because, like Nixon in the early 70’s, the facade of Christie’s invulnerability has been cracked. In the meantime, we have to keep the pressure up on UI extension and work to register voters. Some key 2014 races still have no Dem candidates running against incumbent Rs, which is a huge problem, since we can’t win if we don’t run. We seem to have umpteen thousand candidates running for governor in our state, but no one running for Congress in key areas. Time’s running out. In some areas, the candidate petitions will start going out soon and it will quickly be too late. This is our battle. We can’t rush the karma in NJ, but we CAN make a difference in our districts.

  5. 29 amk for obama
    January 10, 2014 at 7:43 am
  6. 30 desertflower
    January 10, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Morning everyone…thank goodness it’s Friday:) I came across this first thing this morning and thought you might want to check out RM’s more probable reason for CC mess…. MSM, pay attention! Investigative journalism working here!

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/09/rachel-maddow-fort-lees-mayor-no-there-was-another-target-of-bridge-gate/

  7. 33 libra800
    January 10, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Good morning early birds..

  8. 35 amk for obama
    January 10, 2014 at 7:47 am

    French President Francois Hollande says he is considering suing a magazine after it claimed he was having an affair with an actress.

    Mr Hollande described the report as an “attack on the right to privacy”, but did not deny the allegation.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25679146

    rrriiight.

    • 36 jackiegrumbacher
      January 10, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Amk, the affairs of high public officials never seem to make a difference in France. It’s accepted with a Gallic shrug. A dedicated family man, devoted to his wife, like PBO, would be an exception in French politics. Hollande should just ride it out.

  9. 37 Linda
    January 10, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Mika just introduced Mayor noun verb and 911 as ” America’s Mayor ” .

    hahaaaa….mute

  10. 38 amk for obama
    January 10, 2014 at 7:55 am

    So india and ‘murka in a pissing contest … nice.

  11. 39 amk for obama
    January 10, 2014 at 7:56 am
  12. 40 amk for obama
    January 10, 2014 at 7:56 am
  13. 41 amk for obama
    January 10, 2014 at 7:59 am
  14. 42 Linda
    January 10, 2014 at 8:02 am

    So…Wildstein is willing to flip if he gets immunity……

    • 43 jackiegrumbacher
      January 10, 2014 at 8:07 am

      Well, Linda, looks like Lady Karma just put on some skates. When people talking about “flipping” for immunity, the dirt is deep. Hope Wildstein does not have some suspicious accident.

    • 44 99ts
      January 10, 2014 at 8:17 am

      Where did the word “flip” come from Linda – is it based on the hearing where Wildstein’s lawyer said he might stop taking the fifth if he received state & federal immunity?

      • 45 Linda
        January 10, 2014 at 8:19 am

        ” flip ” is my word…….

        • 46 99ts
          January 10, 2014 at 8:27 am

          Thanks – it’s probably a variation on your versus my english translation :)

          It will be interesting – there are some documents mentioned in the Committee hearing that we haven’t yet seen – and Wildstein’s lawyer seemed keen on the idea of immunity

          I watched the hearing – it was much more informative than Christie’s “poor me” press conference

  15. 47 amk for obama
    January 10, 2014 at 8:03 am

    meet christie’s blonde bridget who he threw under the famed bridge.

    http://nypost.com/2014/01/10/meet-fired-christie-aide-bridget-anne-kelly/

    • 48 dotster3
      January 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

      Loyal foot soldier, strong Catholic/Catholic school connection to Christie, divorced golf club pro “out of the blue” (4 kids), I’m imagining an inter-office romance there somewhere. She’s the one who could tell all. She does not seem like the type to instigate a massive incident on her own, more the type to please, to loyally carry out the wishes of her boss.

  16. 49 JER
    January 10, 2014 at 8:14 am

    President Obama is sending federal assistance to West Virginia, where schools and businesses are closed after a chemical spill Thursday into a Charleston river. …

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/01/10/obama-west-virginia-chemical-spill-emergency-aid/4404257/

    • 50 desertflower
      January 10, 2014 at 8:20 am

      I saw that. Does it need to be paid for?? Because 300,000 people wanting fresh drinking water might be too much to bear for those RWNJ’s! Honestly, I used to live in Charleston…nicest people in the world, but it is an armpit of nasty, dirty polluting industry there….they need to scrap all the toxic mess and find clean industry to move that state…it’s killing them.

    • 51 anniebella
      January 10, 2014 at 9:36 am

      You sure these haters will accept federal assistance from that black guy in D.C. who they hate.

  17. 52 desertflower
    January 10, 2014 at 8:16 am

    This scandal does NOT pass the smell test. Still stinks to high heaven.

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/01/david-wildstein-chris-christie-eyes-ears

    • 53 99ts
      January 10, 2014 at 8:19 am

      The only test it passes is the MJ and Mika “both sides do it” hate test. Wonder when they will say “we were wrong”

  18. January 10, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Ooooops: New Jersey Residents File Lawsuit Against Christie Over Traffic Jam

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/new-jersey-bridge-christie-residents-lawsuit

  19. 58 amk for obama
    January 10, 2014 at 8:17 am
  20. January 10, 2014 at 8:20 am

    G’morning Chips and TOD, and happy to see you back Chips! Glad you were able to finish your work :) The NYC papers have been brutal to Christy…even the NY Times began their headlines sarcastically: ‘Very Sad’ Christie Extends apology in Bridge Scandal….

  21. January 10, 2014 at 8:24 am
  22. 62 Linda
    January 10, 2014 at 8:25 am

    The media is still clinging to the meme that this scandal is a result of the Fort Lee Mayor not endorsing Christie when both Christie and the Mayor have both said he was never asked for an endorsement……

    I think Rachel’s theory is closer to the truth……

  23. 63 desertflower
    January 10, 2014 at 8:26 am

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/star-ledger-christie-bridge-bounds-of-belief

    The editorial page of the largest newspaper in New Jersey has some serious doubts that Gov. Chris Christie (R) only learned this week that a close aide signed off on lane closures that caused paralysis on the George Washington Bridge last summer.

    The governor’s claim, wrote the editorial board of The Star-Ledger on Thursday, “stretches the bounds of belief.”

    When his appointees at the Port Authority resigned, did he really not ask why? And was he not curious enough to inquire about the content of the emails being handed over in these subpoenas? Did he really just wait to read about it all in the papers?

    Yeah, they basically called him a LIAR!

    • 64 Linda
      January 10, 2014 at 8:29 am

      but…but…but…..Obama Scandals !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 65 desertflower
        January 10, 2014 at 8:33 am

        I, for one, am relieved that the MSM has a shiny new object to chase. At least THIS one is legit and has legs…unlike the fabricated BS about PBO. Mark my words, this will not end well for CC. Much more to this than meets the eye. I feel it. It will be a new low for Republican politics when all is said and done.

    • 66 jackiegrumbacher
      January 10, 2014 at 9:20 am

      DF, it stretches the bounds of belief that anyone would think he was telling the truth. The man is lying. They and everyone else need to call it as it is–no mealy-mouthed “stretching truth.”

      • January 11, 2014 at 12:35 am

        What happened to when Christy was asking Gov Cuomo to get some investigation about the bridge closing to stop as proof that he knew about it much earlier? Anyone remember that?

  24. 68 JER
    January 10, 2014 at 8:31 am
    • 69 hopefruit2
      January 10, 2014 at 8:32 am

      GREAT ECONOMIC NEWS – thanks JER!!! :)

      • 70 Obama Grandmama
        January 11, 2014 at 12:42 am

        I have been hearing all week the numbers would be good on Friday. The estimate was high. Then it turned out lower than the estimate so all the reports I heard today said it was disappointing news. There seems to be a pattern going that the media ups the expectations prior to the report so they can be disappointed when the numbers do not match the expectations instead of being happy about the positive results. So good news is changed to bad news matter of factly and blamed on this President.

    • 71 hopefruit2
      January 10, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Okay so now some are saying that the unemployment rate fell because fewer people sought work…I have a feeling this “jobs added” number will be revised up next month. The ADP numbers were vastly different and as someone indicated, tend to be more accurate over the long run.

    • 72 jackiegrumbacher
      January 10, 2014 at 9:21 am

      Thanks, Jer. That’s a terrific unemployment rate. Wouldn’t have happened without PBO.

  25. 73 99ts
    January 10, 2014 at 8:32 am

    It took me some time to realize when folks referred to GWB – that they were talking about a bridge and not the former President. I spent a couple of hours trying to work out how George Bush got himself in the middle of Gov Christie’s #bridgegate – sigh.

  26. January 10, 2014 at 8:33 am
    • 77 desertflower
      January 10, 2014 at 8:34 am

      OH SHIT! Now what will they say? THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!

      • January 10, 2014 at 8:36 am

        They’re already knocking it DF because just 74,000 jobs were added in December – watch them not mention GOP obstruction every step of the way. :roll: That PBO has got the rate down to 6.7% despite all that obstruction is just extraordinary.

        • 79 desertflower
          January 10, 2014 at 8:43 am

          Typical. You weren’t expecting congratulations, were you ? :) It is extraordinary indeed. This number will definitely be a HUGE boost, both in real numbers and psychologically as being under 7%…that goodness will feed on itself and month after month we will see improvement. RW knew this was going to happen…that’s why all the badmouthing and fuss about everything…always. This train left the station and it is rolling…no stopping the jobs momentum now. As Mark Zandi said the other day…we’ve moved to a whole other level on the economy, and it looks good! RWNJ’s have a sad.

          • 80 dotster3
            January 10, 2014 at 8:56 am

            All are framing it as bad report, bad news.

            • 81 hopefruit2
              January 10, 2014 at 9:11 am

              Yet they are not holding the culprits responsible. Note how they will simply repeat John Boehner’s hypocritical words without addressing the fact that he’s been in office for 3 yrs and not created a simple job. They will not report that Boehner has blocked the AJA bill AND the immigration reform bill, both of which are projected to create millions of new jobs.

              That’s why we need to call out the media as soon as they try to pull this crap – we’re not buying what they’re peddling.

              • 82 jackiegrumbacher
                January 10, 2014 at 9:26 am

                Hf, I honestly think it doesn’t matter what the idiot pundits say. People feel the difference and a sense optimism is beginning. Dems need to run on this improvement. They need to repeat ad infinitum that it is a Dem president and only a Dem president who could do this. Then the president will make it all very clear at the State of the Union, which more people watch than all the little cable pundits combined.

        • 83 57andfemale
          January 10, 2014 at 9:09 am

          Caught a minute of this exact b.s. from Chuck Todd. I don’t know how Mr. 57 can start his day with this crap.

      • 84 Linda
        January 10, 2014 at 8:38 am

        They will say we don’t need emergency unemployment extended.

  27. 85 utaustinliberal
    January 10, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I expect these numbers to be revised up in February, when we get the jobs report for January.

    • 86 anniebella
      January 10, 2014 at 9:41 am

      Know what this mean John Boehner? Get up off your lazy ass and pass a serious job bill which would help put Americans back to work. POTUS job bill been sitting around gathering dust, fine it and pass it.

  28. 87 Jewelz
    January 10, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Good morning everyone. I have to say I am really enjoying the Chris Christie drama that’s unfolding. This is just the beginning towards the end of his political career. I think there are more stuff coming out that are going to be even more damaging. It’s funny though watching the lamestream media doing everything they can to try to protect Christie legacy. Even that idiot Mika on Morning Joe was working overtime in her steadfast support for that corrupt egomaniac. Hollywood really needs to make a movie about New Jersey politics and the corrupt politicians that rule the state. Chris Christie reminds me of the Kane’s character in Orson Welles masterpiece Citizen Kane. I don’t think he will escape this unscathed.

    • 88 jackiegrumbacher
      January 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Jewelz, what an interesting comparison, although I think Charles Foster Kane was a more successful huckster than Christie. At least he became fantastically rich.

  29. 89 hopefruit2
    January 10, 2014 at 8:39 am

    These “losses” seem highly suspect to me…I think there’s a story we are not getting….

  30. 93 99ts
    January 10, 2014 at 8:40 am

    The continuation of the GOP to attack the President on issues that every other President has used for the past 200 years – makes me think the political motivation of Christie’s traffic jam was simply another part of the GOP’s plan to insure the President cannot achieve his goals.

    If the Supreme court sides against the administration in this one – there will be little doubt that the court and the GOP work as a single unit.
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/supreme-court-nlrb-noel-canning-recess-appointments

    “The legal question is whether the president may temporarily appoint people to staff executive branch agencies when Congress is not conducting business but also not technically in recess — known as pro forma sessions.”

  31. 94 Melanie
    January 10, 2014 at 8:41 am

    The unemployment rate is way down but I also heard them say that 343,000 gave up looking for work which is the reason the unemployment percentage fell. Don’t know if that number will be revised next month. Apparently that number can be contributed to people retiring as well as people giving up because their unemployment insurance disappeared.

    • 95 jackiegrumbacher
      January 10, 2014 at 9:32 am

      Melanie, if Romney had been president, the job numbers would have been praised tot he skies and he would have been called an economic genius. Take the criticism with a large does of salt. No one knows who’s given up and people retire all the time. This was never questioned under previous presidents.

  32. January 10, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Rachel Maddow has an alternative theory as to why Christie’s gang went after Fort Lee. It’s quite interesting.

    Especially since we now know he removed the Black woman from being Attorney General because she wouldn’t sue about Obamacare.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2014/01/10/open-thread-christie-complains-it-was-a-different-democrat-he-was-punishing/

    • 98 dotster3
      January 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

      I think there’s a lot of Jersey people with stories to tell. Some are already seeping out. It seems there was constant political retaliation all over the place, for every little disagreement or perceived opposition.
      Christie had a lot of Dems there bamboozled or under his threat or control. And people like Cory Booker and Shaq led voters astray there by their loyalties and endorsements.

      • 99 LDS
        January 10, 2014 at 9:19 am

        Dotster, I am truly believing that. I do not trust Cory Booker. I have family and friends who live in NJ and they actually despise him. They say that he is not who he says he is.
        There is a movie theater in NJ endorsed by Shaquille and he has been a little too loyal to “The Bully”.
        Magic Johnson has a movie theater in Harlem(in name only).
        I am not a Shaquille fan either. I don’t know why.
        Political retribution is alive and well in NJ…..always has been.

  33. 100 hopefruit2
    January 10, 2014 at 8:44 am
  34. 101 amk for obama
    January 10, 2014 at 8:47 am
  35. 102 utaustinliberal
    January 10, 2014 at 8:48 am

    He’s pretty much echoing what I thought.

  36. 103 Melanie
    January 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Education, Education, Education…

    The unemployment rate for those with a bachelor's degree: 3.3%. For those without a high school diploma: 9.8%. http://t.co/asA5ZAMfPD— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 10, 2014

  37. 104 utaustinliberal
    January 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Yup.

  38. 105 hopefruit2
    January 10, 2014 at 8:50 am
  39. 106 LDS
    January 10, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Good morning 99ts,
    Enjoyed my brisk walk in Central Park before it rains here.
    Imagine how I felt when I arrived in NYC for the first time when they told me GWB is on top of Martha. It is a top and bottom sort of bridge thing. It is a joke that was told way too many times. I just hope Christie is so sadden and embarrassed that he resigns. With all the chaos and lives affected, he should. The toll is $12 or $14. Too much money for political retributions.
    This BridgetteKelly sounds like she knows too well how this bully operates. He knew and she knows he knew. They are hoping this plays out in their favor. He thrives on power and food. Dangerous combination.

    • 107 99ts
      January 10, 2014 at 9:12 am

      Hi LDS – so now I find out you are fit and healthy as well!! My walks aren’t very “brisk” – maybe if we did ice & snow it might be different :)

      Is that the toll to use this bridge – $12 – no wonder the GOP keeps reducing income taxes – states just find other ways to raise money – that is an unbelievable amount to me. Someone earning the minimum wage couldn’t afford this one every day! I hate that Bridge/road tolls hit the poorer folks so much more than the wealthy – guess closing down the lanes hit everyone equally – that’s a change.

      Cost of the Sydney Harbour bridge/tunnel is $2.50-$4 depending on the time of day. Major access between North/South Sydney – largest city in Australia.

      Bridgette Kelly worked for McCain 2008 campaign – wonder if she discussed how to do these things with Palin.

      • 108 LDS
        January 10, 2014 at 9:40 am

        I knew it was something about this woman that is her own hidden agenda.
        Working for McCain and this blowhard. There is so much more to this and I hope it is all uncovered.
        Christy was never sincere during Sandy with POB and the people of NJ. He was trying to look good politically. And now, it has backfired on his lying ass. He should get what he deserves. I hope Bridgette Kelly or a family member tells the truth. Christie is so crooked he has probably promised everyone bonuses and better jobs when he gets in the WH. Another Koch twins puppet waiting for marching orders.

        P.S. Not all that fit and healthy just like to think it is possible. Some days I eat chocolate like I have a right.
        Started walking ever since the Bushes came upon us. Clinton brought a light jog. Now, I am back to “brisk walks” b/c of the extreme cold or heat.It kept me sane until I came to TOD.
        I really enjoy it now and the squirrels are not afraid of me anymore.
        Enjoy your day/ night.
        Catch you later on.

  40. January 10, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Death threats and denial for woman who showed college athletes struggle to read
    By Sara Ganim, CNN
    updated 8:04 PM EST, Thu January 9, 2014

    The death threats, Mary Willingham expected.

    More shocking is that the University of North Carolina is now disavowing her research as a whistle-blower — research that showed between 8% and 10% of the school’s football and basketball players are reading below a third-grade level.

    UNC issued a statement Wednesday night saying it did not believe Willingham’s account of a basketball player who could not read or write.

    It went on: “University officials can’t comment on the other statistical claims mentioned in the story because they have not seen that data. University officials have asked for that data, but those requests have not been met.”

    As well as questioning UNC many times about the story before publication, CNN has also detailed Willingham’s research.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/09/us/ncaa-athletes-unc-response/index.html?c=homepage-t

  41. 110 Don
    January 10, 2014 at 8:53 am

    The unemployment rate fell to 6.7%, that’s the only number I care about. 74,000 people were able to find employment, and some people want to take a dump on that number. I’m not interested in hearing doom and gloom. If any other President had achieved that number, motherfuckers would be holding a parade.

  42. 112 utaustinliberal
    January 10, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Scumbag.

  43. 114 Melanie
    January 10, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Tell me again how Obamacare is killing jobs…

    Before Obamacare, 7 million private sector jobs lost. Since Obamacare, 8 million private sector jobs created. http://t.co/MTZ4XLEZxb— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 10, 2014

  44. 115 amk for obama
    January 10, 2014 at 9:00 am
  45. 116 utaustinliberal
    January 10, 2014 at 9:04 am
  46. 117 Ladyhawke
    January 10, 2014 at 9:09 am

    House Republicans exhausted by failure

    By Steve Benen (10/29/13)

    ———————————-

    The 112th Congress was the least productive since the clerk’s office started keeping track seven decades ago, and this current 113th Congress is on track to do even less. Presumably, the Republican majority could at least try to take up meaningful bills in the hopes of passing something, but at this point, they’re not even inclined to bother. Rather, they’re thinking about showing up to work even less.
    .
    .
    What about the House Republican policy agenda? It apparently doesn’t exist. What about the desire to have some legislative accomplishments? It’s been overwhelmed by political lethargy. This crop of lawmakers is giving new meaning to the phrase “do-nothing Congress,” and instead of scurrying to prove themselves capable of governing, they’re content to just accept the label and go home.

    ——————————————

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/house-republicans-exhausted-failure

  47. 118 Don
    January 10, 2014 at 9:10 am

    We elect these people; these are the people we send to Washington. I have a well-paying government job, but you couldn’t get me to vote Republican to save my left nut. These elected officials have gone out of their way to screw the average Joe, but come election time the average Joe runs out and vote Republican. I know I’m babbling, but Speaker Boehner is just one part of the problem. The guy that’s barely making it that runs out and vote Republican is also a part of the problem. How do we fix this motherfucker that lives paycheck to paycheck so he won’t go out and vote Republican? I grew up dirt poor in the inner city of Miami; I was about ten years old before I ever touched a real dollar bill because up until that time we lived on food stamps. There were nights my brother and I went to bed with nothing to eat because we didn’t have money to buy food. I want someone, anyone, to tell me how does a person that barely makes a living go out and vote Republican. What are their thought processes? I’m serious, what the fuck is it?

  48. 120 hopefruit2
    January 10, 2014 at 9:13 am

    But it’s only the ACA website or the NSA we should be concerned about, right?

  49. 121 Ladyhawke
    January 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

    SPEAKER ‘DO NOTHING’ BOEHNER WANTS TO KNOW WHERE ARE THE JOBS.

    Congress Got 239 Days Off This Year, Workers Are Guaranteed Zero

    ——————————————-

    Congress has just eight days on the job between now and the start of the next session on January 7, with the House coming back on Monday and adjourning for the year by December 13 and the Senate returning on December 9 only to most likely adjourn for the year on December 20. In total, the House will have had 239 days off this year with even more scheduled for next year.

    ——————————————

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/12/02/3009951/congress-vacation/

  50. 122 africa
    January 10, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Happy Friday everyone!!

  51. 125 africa
    January 10, 2014 at 9:18 am
    • 126 Obama Grandmama
      January 11, 2014 at 2:07 am

      Boehner was big on saying Where are the jobs? before the 2010 midterm elections. It was a winning strategy for him. Seems he is trying it again even though his side was in charge in the house trying to get rid of Obamacare and women’s right to abortion and birth control instead of passing Obama’s jobs act.

  52. 127 africa
    January 10, 2014 at 9:19 am
  53. 128 forus50
    January 10, 2014 at 9:25 am
  54. 129 Linda
    January 10, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Did Chuck Todd fall and bump his head ? He seems to be less in love with Christie and less antagonistic towards PBO lately.

  55. 130 hopefruit2
    January 10, 2014 at 9:26 am
  56. 131 Ladyhawke
    January 10, 2014 at 9:29 am

    DATE: SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

    FROM: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

    TO: THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

    SUBJECT: THE AMERICAN JOBS

    ———————————

    Today, I am pleased to submit to the Congress the enclosed legislative proposal, the “American Jobs Act of 2011,” together with a section-by-section analysis of the legislation.

    The American people understand that the economic crisis and the deep recession were not created overnight and will not be solved overnight. The economic security of the middle class has been under attack for decades. That is why I believe we need to do more than just recover from this economic crisis — we need to rebuild the economy the American way, based on balance, fairness, and the same set of rules for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street. We can work together to create the jobs of the future by helping small business entrepreneurs, by investing in education, and by making things the world buys.

    To create jobs, I am submitting the American Jobs Act of 2011 — nearly all of which is made up of the kinds of proposals supported by both Republicans and Democrats, and that the Congress should pass right away to get the economy moving now. The purpose of the American Jobs Act of 2011 is simple: put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans. And it will do so without adding a dime to the deficit.

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    http://www.whitehouse.gov/economy/jobsact/read-the-bill

  57. 135 LDS
    January 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

    C/T: it is snowing here in NYC. So beautiful when it first comes down.
    I still get excited because they said rain and it snowed. I am a weather geek.
    Hey, where is Dudette?

  58. 136 criquet
    January 10, 2014 at 9:54 am

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