Snow brings out the best in some people. (pic via @TheObamaDiary) http://t.co/Sfdnkt753H— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) January 22, 2014
Snow brings out the best in some people. (pic via @TheObamaDiary) http://t.co/Sfdnkt753H
And the Nerd known as Wonka
@NerdyWonka Thank you very much! Much love to you! x— Gary Carr (@iamgarycarr) January 22, 2014
@NerdyWonka Thank you very much! Much love to you! x
Chat away, night owl type persons!
A frosty good nite to all !
You know what’s better than a light rum gimlet? An aged rum gimlet. Yum.
Hey lib lib, can you please post this photo for “snow bringing out the best in people?” It’s just too cute for words. ( I hope you can see if…)
Do you have the http address?
Ha. It’s a red wine night….
Or a white wine night …
Here’s to us! And to POTUS, FLOTUS, VPBiden and Dr Biden, and all who strive each and every day to do some good in this world!
Well, then, clink – again!
Tell me about it.
Having champagne here.
Mmmmmm.. Champagne = good.
Very good! And it’s the real French stuff…
Call it “champagne” if it’s not from the Champagne region and you’ll have angry French lawyers up your wazoo.
I’m safe – drinking Veuve Clicquot.
Yes, indeed, and my daughter as well! Of course our Theo would only drink the real thing!
Stay warm, all you TODers up north. We are an absolutely frigid 55 degrees down here on the gulf coast, though we are expecting cooler temps on Friday. Heads up: I retweet a lot of TOD tweets and was just “chastised” by a RWNJ,complete with the black BENGHAAAAAZI!!! Ribbon in his avatar. He asked if I had an original thoughts or if I just “obsessively retweet liberal propaganda” He may begin to harass TODers on twitter or start trolling the blog since I seem to have annoyed him…
That’s why baby Buddha invented the block button. I don’t even waste my time.
Yep, thought about replying but life is too short to bother with jackasses.
If he does, he may learn to regret it! No one messes with TODObots.
I have no doubt he will regret it. Nerdy Wonka and AMK come to mind
He may suffer less ill health if he does not engage bobfr (who wastes no words) or VC (tells it like it is)! Of course, those two are way too savvy to meet such a lowlife on his own sad level.
#christie & #mcdonnell = scandalous starts to 2014.@gop's answer? Let's distract the voters. diaper dave for LA govnor. Yay. Vote for us USA— (@amk4obama) January 22, 2014
Listen, do you think it will be their “WORST YEAR EVER!!!!!!!”?
It should be if the stupid voters had even an iota of sense. Yeah, I know, it’s contradiction.
Speaking of which, how’s the BJP doing?
Indian voters are not predictable, unlike unohoo.
bjp is a rightwingers party and has its own teaparty roots and branches.
One thing fersure. corrupt cong is out. Question is how fractured the voting across many parties (oh, we have thousands of them) is going to be and what sorta horse trading will go on postpoll.
.@AC360 – Really? #christie #perry #mcdonell – they all get a pass?
#patheticjournalism— (@amk4obama) January 22, 2014
She’s a woman, they are white men…….we know.
What was the serious questions AC360? Wendy Davis was 21 instead of 19.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Simon and Carr makin’
Tweet stars outta you.
[That's all I could come up with; I'm too bedazzled.]
Thanks for getting back to me a couple of days ago re: weather patterns in Seattle. January does seem early for daffodils (my fav flower, BTW).
If the jet stream has abandoned the lower 48 states, maybe it will send the pollution to Canada. Just a joke. I don’t wish vile pollution on anyone, especially gorgeous British Columbia and Alaska.
Emissions from China manufacturing plants causing pollution on West Coast of US, study shows. nyti.ms/KvhG34— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 21, 2014
Thanks for the front page billing, LL.
You’re welcome, fellow Chelsea diva.
I just received the most AWESOME cold call:
“Hello. I’m in real estate, and I was wondering if you’re considering selling some of your properties.”
He must know something I don’t.
That is so cool! Some people are so creative.
I am determined that TOD see the coolest ‘fro ever! How about this link?
LL, Thanks so much. People are just so creative. Plus, I’m jealous of her ‘fro!!
That caller must have thought you were John McCain!
Bill de Blasio sticking it to the 1%.
Does anyone know what the patch of Christine Quinn territory is, to the right and across an estuary from Harlem (CQ voters are in yellow)?
The area that #PlowNYC shows unplowed right now voted, by & large, for Christine Quinn (results via @nytimes) #janus http://t.co/AOyJpZQfqr— Brian Ries (@moneyries) January 21, 2014
#ObamaCare signups ~ 12 million.
Private/ParentPlan ~ 5.64 mil
Medicaid/Schip ~ 6.33 mil
obamacaresignups.net/node/154— (@amk4obama) January 22, 2014
Twelve million? Oh, I must have missed the media coverage! Thanks for the info.
We are the ones who need to spread the info. Unfortunately, not many do.
WE ARE THE MEDIA.
We're almost to the part of Obama's Katrina/Iraq/Vietnam when 12 million people will get health insurance.— (@LOLGOP) January 22, 2014
MSNBC is now the all-Christie all-the-time cable channel (much like they were the all-Zimmerman trial during the summer).
And it’s paying off.
"Time for some…" you know the rest RT @tvnewser: MSNBC beat Fox News in the primetime demo Friday: mbist.ro/1ebkbyX— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 21, 2014
For Christie & MSNBC, a Messy Divorce Plays Out in Public. via @nytimes. Ratings win for @Maddow nyti.ms/19Ghd9B— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 20, 2014
I, for one, will not miss this ugly face. The sooner its gone, the better for this country.
Democrat Jennifer Wexton wins state Senate seat in NoVa — and Dems are poised to take over the Senate: wapo.st/1eqWq8W— Amy Gardner (@AmyEGardner) January 22, 2014
@RussOnPolitics @seanhannity if Sean is willing to leave Newyork for a governor. What would Obama have to say for him to leave the US?— Steve Dash (@stevecashville) January 22, 2014
"The people of New Jersey have given me the opportunity to serve…"
Five to ten.
#lastword— (@lakesideliberal) January 22, 2014
The Left's biggest enemy is not the Right. It's the Left.— (@Shoq) January 22, 2014
If Noah's flood carved the Grand Canyon 4400 yrs ago, then it nicely exposed rocks at the bottom, laid 2-billion yrs earlier.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 05, 2014
India almost doubled its solar power last year thkpr.gs/1he4UAX http://t.co/HZmveKwbaz— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) January 22, 2014
To clarify http://t.co/uxVz4cyXZz— NO! GOP! NO! (@NoGOPNo) January 22, 2014
Goodnight all. Love our president. http://t.co/0gJq24NU48— THERESA (@lambertslovelee) January 22, 2014
Lyin Ryan is at it again
#p2 #tcot #uniteblue #pjnet #lnyhbt #ccot #tgdn http://t.co/ZaJJwDBOaD— Leyla (@MiamiLib) January 20, 2014
Evidently, he needs another dose of Joe Biden to tak that silly look off his Edddie Munster face and shut down that website.
Forgive Paul Ryan, you know yesterday was MLK service day and Ryan was busy helping at the homeless shelters him and his family washing all the clean dishes.
Yes, and I think Paul Ryan ate a burrito today, to remind people that Pres. Obama helped serve them at a food kitchen on the holiday, and such. Forgive him.
Reagan expanded government more than any modern-day President. His was the largest non-military workforce in three decades. The only president who had a workforce that surpassed Reagan’s was President Johnson’s, during the Vietnam War.
Reagan began office with a total of 4,982,000 employees and ended his term with 5,292,000 employees.
President Obama took office with a federal employee roster of 4,430,000 employees. At the end of 2010 President Obama’s federal workforce numbered 4,443,000; that’s 849,000 fewer employees than Reagan, the advocate of small government! Add to this the fact that President Reagan governed during peacetime, while President Obama inherited two wars. President Obama’s figures also include over 200,000 (temporary) census workers.
you should tweet that with a gif.
I’m not on Twitter, but anyone who is is certainly welcomed to do so.
Okay peeps, off to chill. I’ll have a piece on “metadata” tomorrow.
Leave it to 'Mean Girls' to breakdown the Abortion and Healthcare debate.. #UniteBlue #p2 #Getcovered #tcot #tlot http://t.co/vqRATVTk3X— James (@technopolitik) December 17, 2013
Hackers Leak A Disturbing Walmart Guide on ‘How to Silence Workers’ politicalblindspot.com/hackers-leak-w…— Alycee (@jazziz2) January 22, 2014
FYI: Twitter’s still not working for me to sign-in. Just ran across this very cool report by The Center for Public Integrity
We did it!! Small-dollar donors boost pro-Obama Organizing for Action. OFA proud of grassroots support. publicintegrity.org/2014/01/21/141… #Uniteblue— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) January 22, 2014
When President Barack Obama’s campaign machine restructured itself as a politically active nonprofit in 2013, one goal was to keep attracting the legions of small-dollar donors who had twice helped catapult Obama into the White House.
Now the numbers are in for 2013, and they show that Organizing for Action, as the pro-Obama nonprofit is known, has been wildly successful….
Sign VA trending blue: D wins a low turnout special election in West Fairfax/East Loudoun. A decade ago, this was reliable R territory.— Michael McDonald (@ElectProject) January 22, 2014
Many talking abt Mrs. McDonnell's role in case. @aburnspolitico calls her "Lady Macbeth with an AMEX card…" politico.com/story/2014/01/… #vagov— Ed Sykes (@EdSykes29) January 22, 2014
The American people never cease to amaze me. This jerk should never have been elected to office, given his background, let alone be held in high regard. Within mere months of being elected he called for legislation that disrespected women, minorities, immigrants and the LGBT community. Still he received high praise. I don’t get it.
White, male media
So when the conservative man is doing good and winning, he’s a standalone winner, but when he’s facing charges, it’s the “little woman’s” fault. Got it, RWNJs!
For want of an an inauguration dress – the commonwealth was lost
VA received F from Center ethics investigation.1st day in office VA Gov McAuliffe takes step toward reform publicintegrity.org/2014/01/13/140… #Uniteblue— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) January 22, 2014
Now THAT's Poetic Justice
#p2 #tcot #uniteblue #pjnet #lnyhbt #ccot #tgdn http://t.co/9F1o7jrQRV— Leyla (@MiamiLib) January 22, 2014
I’m never confident that Republicans will be prosecuted with the same zeal exhausted to nab Democrats. They are the masters of “loophole law”.
When will the democrats ever learn the value of their vote?
Fucking vote every two years instead of every four years.— (@amk4obama) January 22, 2014
Ain’t it the truth!
Yes, amk. The algorithm is exquisitely simple ….
Dear @OFA @DSCC @DCCC 2 simple facts: ALL DEMS need to support each other & ALL DEMS need to VOTE. Do so & the #PartyOfPlutocrats is DEAD.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 22, 2014
Yes WE MUST
…. time for some rest ….
We need to drive them out of office and keep them out. I can even think of a couple of Dems who wouldn’t be missed, but we’ll save them for round two.
Hey Paul Ryan: Take notes. This is how it’s done! (photo) http://t.co/UhC0f6AvX0— Kennett Area Dems (@KennettDems) January 22, 2014
Talk about the beltway media – how wrong they always are
Newsweek – http://www.newsweek.com/what-obama-can-learn-chris-christie-70107
What Obama can learn from Chris Christie – possibly that should have been the reverse – karma is a b!tch
it still shocks me how they twist the narrative away from reality. i was glancing at the headlines in wapo’s website (won’t give them a click) and saw a photo of chris christie with this title: ‘benghazi, obamacare show politicians’ unwillingness to take responsibility’. smdh.
Never – ever – has there been anything the media can find to attack the President – all lies – all GOP – but the GOP governors – too full of their own importance
Still – they are coming unstuck
Animal Planet’s producers get animals from trappers and put them in fake rescue situations bit.ly/1ihxsx3 twitpic.com/dsxyb4— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) January 22, 2014
Good morning to all you lovely people. As usual, I’m on night duty with the wood stoves and this is when I miss Dudette the most. So glad she’s recovering. We’ve got -20 (feels like -38 according to the NWS) here in CNY 13027. The icicles look like the bars of a jail cell………gives a whole new meaning to the words ‘house bound’.
Although I only post sporadically, I lurk 24/7 and would be absolutely lost without this treasure chest of sanity.
My one wish would be that The OBAMA Diary would continue to follow OUR President after he leaves office and persist in the commentary/coverage on our political scene that has made this site one of the few that cuts through the crap with research, links and global input.
Ms. Chips, I will be forever grateful.
i’m also a mostly-lurky fan of this fabulous place. and just today i was thinking how the work of barack obama and michelle obama will not be limited by their leaving the white house at the end of his second term in the presidency. in fact, the presidency is just one phase of their work, which began long before and will continue long after they complete this project. i also hope the obama diary will continue to chronicle their lives and accomplishments, and provide a haven for the many, many like-minded supporters of these giants of our time.
Thanks for the response, Susanne, and agree with your comment. This is just stage 1 for our President and the future can be very bright. I lost hope after JFK, MLK, and RFK., but President Obama has been worth the wait and I believe his global impact is just beginning.
Ride a wave for me, Susanne, Aloha!
GM Lynn – I miss Dudette’s music as well – so pleased she is getting better
On the other side of the world – we had 102 today
Good evening to you, 99ts. You’re 15 hours ahead of us if I’m not mistaken, so it’s still 102 at 9PM? Yipes! Your wildfires and drought have been no joke either.
My partner just came through the room with a cup of coffee and proudly proclaimed: “It’s minus 22!” Also YIPES!
Hopefully, THE Dudette will be back soon to regale us once again. (She also keeps my mind off the thermometer.)
Love and peace to you and yours. And don’t forget to give that grandbabe an extra hug from all of us.
-22!! Yikes and Yikes – I always think I’ll keep the heat when I hear about the cold.
I didn’t mean to confuse – our max today was 102 – it’s a cool 90 at the minute
Only 90, well that’s all together different! Is there room in the pool ’cause I’m headed your way! I’ll be the one with the umbrella drinks.
It’s down to -24 the last I checked. I think I’ll stop checking.
And don’t forget that extra hug for the babe.
thank you for the babe hug – she is growing so fast – 16 months & quite the miss – I am still amazed at how much she stole our hearts!
Happy New Year Lynn.
We are glad Dudette is on the mend and getting better. Please stay warm and be careful. Wish you can send your melted ice to Cali.
Fedex 2-0 against murray. Go Fedex.
Pope Francis tells Davos business leaders: 'Ensure humanity is served by wealth, not ruled by it' ind.pn/1c0iOGD— The Independent (@Independent) January 22, 2014
Federer fell apart after he broke serve – grrrrrrrrr
Yeah, he was just one point away.
Still he will win.
mmmm – Nadal won – but I’m hoping Fedex will win – If you can lip read – check Murray when he loses a shot – puts me off him more than anything else.
All the manic grunts, fist shaking, yelling from andy, rafa, joker et. al. is a big turn-off for me too. Come on dudes, you just won a point in tennis, not a fucking nobel prize.
Couldn’t agree more – this is why Fedex is so popular – a gentleman & a scholar. I rarely watch grunt matches – insane – men and women
bjorg, fedex – the classiest players I’ve watched.
I have a few years on you – I watched Laver, Rosewall, Newcombe
Jimmy Connors was one of the first tantrum throwers.
20 minutes for 1 game!
Also.Too. The players I love to watch move so gracefully in the court – Miloslav Mecir, the big cat and Fedex.
I’m having fun watching MJ this week – never watched for more than a few minutes before – GOP governors crumbling all around him – hahahaha
Here we go – Joe says Gov of Virginia hasn’t broken Virginia laws – therefore it’s all the Feds fault – they have wrong laws
My Lord – will they ever stop supporting crooks!! Now they think Mrs Governor had every right to have a top quality ball dress!!!! She needed that money.
Grifters gotta grift.
Federer wins in 4 sets
Done and dusted. Fab Fed moves into semis.
I thought he was going to blow it again – so hope he gets to the final
Joe doesn’t understand why the Feds went after him because he didn’t break any laws in Virginia – my heavens – why does he think the feds went after him – because Virginia allows anyone to give money to politicians for whatever reason.
Chuck Todd – the Governor was the victim – the wife was the bad one
Someone should ask this lot – what would they be saying if the President did the things that the GOP Governors have done!
someone ought to warn this squirrel that cats have sharp teeth.
Mooooooorning Early Birds!
Are you there Mr Amk? Can I take it that you are rather pleased with FedEx?
Read thy own blog. Jeez.
Victory for Federer sees him reach the Australian Open semi-finals for a record 11th consecutive year, stretching back to 2004. The next best run was six successive appearances by Ivan Lendl between 1985 and 1991.
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