@petesouza: Pres Obama and CoS Denis McDonough walk along the Colonnade tonight
@petesouza: Instagram of Oval Office at dusk in snow
It’s 82 here. COME HERE NOW!
But we need rain!!!!
I hope Donna comes back and chases you two out of town!!!!
Maybe they will bring it with them. We can still have margaritas inside… they just taste better on a patio.
82 degrees!!! No way. Its friggin 20 degrees here and now we have 7 inches of snow.
It’s weather war!!!!!
We need rain, too. Very weird.
You are CRUEL!!!!!
I’ll buy you a margarita!!!
‘A’ implies one Meanie.
Ok, I’ll freaking make several pitchers. With the GOOD tequila.
Ok, you’re my friend again
one for a start, BITCH. (Where are you in Breaking Bad?????)
Congrats Tally. I could be on my way if only I knew where you are. It’s 16 F here in the Big Apple.
I’m in the mean streets of the BUR.
65 degrees in the north!
Poor baby. Ha! Enjoy it. Snow plows on my street as I type this.
It’s beautiful but it’s also very worrisome. CA needs water desperately.
Yes, that part is frightening! Need some rain dancing, if one believes in that type of thing … and/or prayers, which I’ll say for ya!
Thanks, sistah. We could use all the help we can get!
Of course there’s a new post. Just as I finished typing a long detailed story of NY politics. For anyone interested in the War in NYC I refer you to the previous thread.
Ooooops!! Brought it over for you Vicki!
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill deBlasio are at war.
This first became visible when DeBlasio didn’t choose Cuomo for either of his swearing in ceremonies. The first on Dec. 31 was at The Mayors Brooklyn residence and NY Attorney General Eric Scneiderman did the honors.
The official inauguration featured Hillary in the prime aisle seat and Bill Clinton doing the swearing in.
Cuomo sat near Bloomberg. Neither had roles in the left-wing lovefest.
Cuomo repaid the insult by not mentioning DeBlasios presence at his State of the State address. Cuomo gave shoutouts to everyone but deBlasio.
Which brings us to today.
Cuomo went directly at deBlasio attempting to co-opt Bills pre-K plan.
The Mayor wants pre-k to be funded by a tax on people earning 500,000. The Governor says No New Taxes.
The Governor is supported by the media and rich folks on both sides of the poitical aisle.
Bill deBlasio has only us, the people.
Stay tuned, as Rachel would say.
Sounds more like a Cuomo-Clinton clash to me, with deBlasio closer to Bill and Hillary, perhaps? Isn’t young Andrew said to be a possible contender (from his viewpoint – not mine) for 2016?
The only good thing about the possibility these two Democrats may be in-fighting is that they both will try to out-do themselves and each other, in helping the people. I’m good. Let er rip.
Responded on the last thread, Vicki. I think deBlasio will come out ahead on this one.
I read it. Thanks for the insight story between de Blasio and Cuomo. I simply hope that Dems would not display such acrimony and give ammunition to the other side.
Thanks Chips. I e-mailed you a clipping from the Daily News who is delighted to see deBlasio “schooled” as they put it.
No Child, I agree with you and wish that in a blue state we could make real progress instead of fighting each other.
The actual division is the Rich against the rest of us. So no state is ever Blue enough.
What are Cuomo’s ambitions? deBlasio must be a big threat.
Andrew Cuomo, like his father before him, Mario Cuomo Andrew wants to be President. Standing in his way is Hillary.
The rivalry between The Clintons and Cuomos is legendary.
In Primary Colors Mario’s character was Ozio and as hideously as Joe Klein portrayed the Clintons, well, Cuomo did not fare any better. The charade of amity between these two families is just that—a charade.
DeBlasio choosing Clinton to administer the oath of office chose sides very publicly. Bill had to know there would be fallout and retribution.
OK, thanks. That’s not how you get to be POTUS.
OMG. how fucking EPIC stupid!
D.C. is so pretty in the snow, but I don’t miss the throngs of shoppers at Giant cleaning out the milk, bread, and toilet paper at the slightest hint of a snow storm and then failing to stay off the streets once it hit!
Judith you know the drill here. It was outrageous last night in this area. You would have thought that we were going to be snowed in for days. The shelves were cleaned of everything. SMH!!!
Oh how I remember those early days with my twin boys
Daughter-in-law looks like the twins have worn her out today. #GrandBabyCutenessStack http://t.co/jXrCz7Fiau— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) January 22, 2014
Ooooooooooooh, they are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!
Thanks Chips. I can’t get enough of them. I drive my son crazy because I demand pictures everyday!!!
Ha, I don’t blame you Donna, I’d be demanding the same. What beautiful, beautiful babies!
How can something so precious wear anyone out.?
Just look at them.
Oh my! Cuteness and sweetness overload!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cuteness abounds! They are beautiful and so precious Mom is a bit tired and there’s a snowstorm outside, but they have not a care in the world…it’s all good!
She has granny glasses perched on her head!
See how quickly they’ve aged her
Wow, they are so darling. Your DIL needs some good rest!!
Yep but she won’t be getting any for about 18 years.
If she’s lucky!
LOL! 26 is the new 18. Then, they still manage to use the revolving door.
How cute!!! I’m so glad to be a TODmother!
btw, has anyone ever told you that your d-i-l kooks like you?
Yep, I get that all the time. Son often reminds me that it was Freud who said it was perfectly natural for a man to marry a woman who resembles his mother and vise versa.
Precious little girls!
I don’t know how she does it, Donna. One at a time was enough to wear me out very early in the day.
Y’all let’s break twitter on the night of the SOTU on 1/28/2014.
Pete Souza? You are a genius.
DC’ers get the Chipsticks sympathy?! Wut?? No respect for those of us freezing our behinds off here in Chicago. A balmy 24 degrees in DC but it’s 9 in Chicago and going down to -2 tonight. I am SO DONE with this winter.
Did you guys see this tweet?
@ScottTBartlett life as it is!!! http://t.co/XxWOlzbSgc— John Phillips (@redjohn3) January 13, 2014
9 in Chicago? Forus, I thought you’d find that balmy!
It ain’t funny I’m telling ya’ – this weekend I booked a trip to New Orleans in February to get outta here. Chicago is fantastic other than January and February but this year it’s extra bad with insane freezing cold/no sun every damn day.
Oh yikes, that sounds a little too much alright Forus, you need to go visit LL or Tally – RIGHT NOW!
Yeah, I actually thought about Cali but then they got their drought going on. It’s a good thing LL likes alcoholic beverages – that might be all there is to drink out there..
Ah, I forgot about LL’s waterlessness, that might explain his giddiness, he has nothing but gimlets to sup.
LOL! I jumped out of bed this morning when I heard the snow plow off in the distance. I knew I had to shovel my driveway before the snow that the plow pushed into the driveway, hardened in the cold temps. I live on a corner lot, very near an elementary school, so I have quite a lot of sidewalk to shovel before the little darlings tread on the snow and pack it down to an icy mess, that won’t thaw until June!
Stay warm, the hawk will be out tonight for real.
Freaking out here. Gary Carr from Downton Abbey – which I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE – responded to me.
@NerdyWonka Thank you very much! Much love to you! x— Gary Carr (@iamgarycarr) January 22, 2014
That is sooooooooo sweet!!! Congratulations Nerdy!!!!
Nerdy is having an A+ day. First Jeopardy whiz and now this.
If she gets followed by Wayne Rooney tonight she can drop the mic.
Wow UT. This confirms that you really are a RockStar!!
What a SuperStar!
Congrats, NW/UTA, well deserved.
I thinking I’d be swooning along about now.
OBAMACARE!! Private QHPs: 2.53M, Medicaid/CHIP: 6.32M, Sub26ers: 3.1M 1/21/14 =11.95 MILLION acasignups.net Why so quiet GOP? :)— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) January 22, 2014
Greatest. Snowman. Ever. http://t.co/Jl4cJtFNos— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 22, 2014
Ha, mentioned by a Politico person …. but it’s Roger Simon, so that’s okay. (How on earth does he work for that rag, I’m sure he could get work anywhere).
Snow brings out the best in some people. (pic via @TheObamaDiary) http://t.co/Sfdnkt753H— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) January 22, 2014
Two minutes apart between Your tweet and Roger’s RT.
That is awesome.
NW and Chips TOD’s Tweet Rock Stars
Ha, thank you Nena!!
Well the Obama Diary BT’s are rocking it tonight!!!
I dunno Donna, I think I’d take a Downton Abbey fella over a Politico hack – even if he is a good one!
I was laid up with the stomach flu yesterday – basically was able to move only to get to the bathroom, and my the only sounds I made were groans.
Even lurking was too difficult.
But now that today’s over, I’m starting to feel human again.
Wanted to thank all contributors to TOD for the stellar MLK coverage yesterday. So moving and educational. Love to hear the experiences of TODville as it relates to MLK day and “post-racial” America.
I used to watch Morning Joe every now and then (remember, it airs before 6 am on the West Coast) but he’s become intolerable. And Mika is worse. Cannot believe that Mika didn’t bring up MLK holiday even though it was beneath the oafish Joe. Inexcusable. Joe spews so many untruths as fact, he’s no different than the RWNJs that he tries to put space between. To his credit, he never bought into the birther nonsense and has been vocally anti-war for years, but I guess the fact that he and Mika are BFFs with the Trumpster should have tipped me off.
Sorry you weren’t feeling well. Glad you’re starting to feel human again.
Glad you’re starting to feel better, Arapaho415! Stomach flu is not fun at all. You’re wise to stay away from these silly, dangerous shows.
Tonight's "blue hour" was a little pink at @uscapitol — and snowy. flic.kr/p/jpguWZ #flickr #dc http://t.co/hf7dDRdKJV— Ian Livingston (@islivingston) January 22, 2014
Wow. This is just too fine.
On Thursday, an Orlando man shot and killed a 21-year-old who was fleeing his yard. He didn’t appear to be stealing anything, according to witness accounts. He didn’t appear to be threatening anybody. But Claudius Smith said he feared he was a burglar, followed him over the fence to a neighboring apartment complex, where he shot him after he said he felt threatened, according to a confession documented in an Orlando Police Department report. Smith even said he feared victim Ricardo Sanes was armed “because his pants were falling down” and his hands were in his hoodie pockets, according to a report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
Now, questions are emerging about whether Smith will also invoke the state’s Stand Your Ground law, which gained notoriety over the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, shot in a Florida residential development while wearing a hoodie. Law enforcement officials don’t seem to believe Stand Your Ground applies.
FL again. Another Life lost so soon. Why? Cowardliness and Gun Crazy.
Our kids lives don’t matter to these people. Where are the loud mouth ones shouting about pro-life? Do that life only matter when they are babies in the womb?
It’s frightening that these killers now have a convenient excuse to kill and get away with it by claiming to be “fearful”. This has to stop.
Gun crazy – It empowers them to have a gun – they can hit on anyone – because they want to.
Nena the killings does not make any sense. This guy killed had a gun in his crotch area, however he should not have been pursued.
It looks like Gov UltraSound is getting his own probe.— Don Millard (@OTOOLEFAN) January 21, 2014
Wow. Nailed it.
Latest sign of woe for Chris Christie: Ken Cuccinelli calling for him to step down as RGA chair bit.ly/1eqlVap— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) January 22, 2014
Jer, that’s really going to sting, especially from a lunatic like Cuccinelli.
– imagine what the sane folks might want!
Q~How do the most educated states vote?
A~Democratic http://t.co/sF2h7vJTGi— WesleyZ3 (@50th_President) January 22, 2014
Memories. (Via @JillDLawrence) http://t.co/Y2THnqkUHl— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 22, 2014
I’m waiting for the replays of all the luv MorningJoe gave to Christie – that will be epic.
One of the less-talked-about aspects of the ensuing Chris Christie saga is his relationship with the media, and in particular, his relationship with the MSNBC program Morning Joe, which Joe Scarborough has recently addressed. During a lively debate on CNN’s Crossfire about the governor’s scandal season, Democrat Brad Woodhouse took a shot at the program for helping develop Christie’s persona.
Woodhouse noted that Christie’s “trying to intimidate MSNBC” now, with his office firing back at criticism from most of the network. Former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli said Christie should set whatever 2016 ambitions he has aside for now, “reassess” in a year orso, and then decide whether he could still mount a successful bid for the presidency.
Dems need to start speaking publicly against JoeScar and his 3 hr M-F show on MSNBC.
Dem Strategist on CNN Swipes at Morning Joe: They Helped Develop Christie's Persona mediaite.com/tv/dem-strateg…— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) January 22, 2014
Thanks Donna for this tweet.
Your Grand Twins babies are just gorgeous.
Thanks Nena! You’re very welcome.
Did Adoring Christie Coverage Invite NJ Corruption?
You are asking for temps today? I woke up to -14 with a wind chill of -27. Not fun. Had a doctor appointment today at the Sleep Clinic. Guess I forgot the Presidents SOU address. Damned that is my scheduled sleepover. Donna Dem those grand babies are some serious cuties. Take good care of them. They are precious beings. Love ya all at TOD.
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — Two young sons were killed in the past three weeks, leaving behind an utterly devastated mother. Her boys were both shot and killed on the streets of Oakland.
“I have no more kids, like wow… No more kids,” said Dinyal New, the mother of the two teenagers.
more at link…
Too sad for words. ;-( Oakland mother loses second son in 19 days abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sect…— Alycee (@jazziz2) January 22, 2014
No. This is just too wrong. No one should have to endure this kind of senseless pain. I will pray for this woman, tho it may be of little help.
That is so terrible. Was it gang violence?
Sorry for the rudeness; posted above without greeting you fine folks…
Good evening, TOD. Hope everyone is safe and sound. Ended up having to go out in the madness this afternoon — slipping and sliding as I picked up my tax bills from the printer. I’m now in until Thursday when I have a med appt.
Donna, the twins are so precious and your D-i-L looks like she could be your daughter! Love seeing my “TOD Grand-nieces”
Ok, give me a few mo’s, and I’ll have a night owlish chat up.
New post: http://theobamadiary.com/2014/01/21/night-owl-chat-tod-tweeting-stars/
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