President Obama at McGavock High School in Nashville
More in a bit – chat on!
Chelsea first?! :shock:
Bank on it!
I should be mad at you, but PUPPY!!!!!!
Must be said with grandbaby accent – puppeeee
Keeping with the puppy theme ….
18+ Million views and it was published to Youtube yesterday!!!
I am in flippin’ tears!!!!!!!!!
It’s a knockout, for sure!!!! I should have posted a ’tissues needed’ warning!!
I’m drowning in tears here Bob, almost literally!!
This one and the Cheerios ad are fantastic!
needless to say, love this bunches, but am I the only one who had to watch this 6 times to figure out just what’s going on??! my brain hurt : )
Hi Chips and TOD Fam!
Hey LL!! What’s shaking?
My moneymaker, as always!
Congrats LL & isonprize on sharing the Gold. What an awesome blogs today. I don’t know if I will ever catch up.
Chips & Nerdy Wonka.
You’re welcome. Happy reading!
I love this Man soooooo much!
Saw the photos of the airport in Milwaukee, that is what it looked like here this morning when I got up. Winds pretty high almost blizzard conditions for about 6 hours. We need some warmer weather and no more snow. ;)
it was just a treat driving to work this morning! but home now with a fire and a cup of hot cocoa. yay!
btw. that first sentence? that was me being sarcastic.
Handsome handsome handsome. that’s all I have now
Just catching up with my recording of Bill deBlasio on Rev. Al’s show. When questioned at the end of the interview about Hillary’s chances of being elected president in 2016, the Mayor totally stopped short of singularly endorsing her. He said she’d be a great president, if she chose to run, and that’s all he’d say. Good. DO NOT GO ALONG WITH THE DYNASTY B.S., MAYOR, and we’ll continue to be friends. Ha!
That’s how I understood BdB’s careful wording also, jacqueline.
No matter how he feels because of his closeness to the Clintons, I’m glad with this early sign that he’s holding those thoughts close, too!
I really like Mayor deBlasio. He has real presence and is very genuine.
I’m with you! I definitely like his ideas for NYC and its people.
Good lord, I just got followed by a nursery because I tweeted that the jacaranda trees on my block were already blooming.
Nice LL! A nature lover
It should be at least 6 more weeks before they start breaking out. This weather we’ve been having has confused all the plant life.
Animal life too LL, me, my cats ….
That has got to be early! In my world they start to bloom in October (as a little un I used to dance at the Jacaranda Festival!) – so I would equate that to April in the North – yikes
Yep. The past few years it’s been mid-March to early-April. I was driving up my block to get on the freeway and saw the blooms. I was freaking out.
I’m still 3 threads back – but WOW had to comment on FLOTUS – what other first lady has ever had the grace, the skill, the words and the overall everything to have appeared on such a show – able to speak in such a delightful way about anything – she is off the planet – gorgeous, intelligent, almost unbelievable.
Indeed 99ts. I just can’t imagine calling anyone else FLOTUS. I want her to be our FLOTUS always!
Sure is an impossible act to follow!
She’s our Forever FLOTUS.
She is 99ts. She is yummy! I thought Beyonce was just the icing on the cake at the Grammy’s the other night … and FLOTUS (Michelle, our belle) is the icing in our life right now! She just makes you want to be around her.
“Yummy” – she would love that description :) Covers it all.
3 Gold Winners !
LL, Isonprize and Allison. Congrats.
What a smile – our President.
Missed POTUS in TN.
Al Gore? Now that was surprising.
Wanted: New social media editor. Must hold left-wing views and be experienced in groveling and saying sorry.— MSNBC Apology (@MSNBCApology) January 30, 2014
They never stop grovelling and apologizing for telling the truth – now the others – Lie as often as the day is long
Is their any chance to take America back from the lying media?
Wonder if we “know” this MSNBC Apology person?
Hmmm, now that you mentioned it, there’s a familiar feel to it…
It’s not me, if that’s what you were thinking.
Now for the $24M question: Is it someone whose name might begin with J? :) :) :)
I was thinking more “C” !! :)
Well, yes….that too.
From the bottom of the previous thread ….
Yo @Reince it's not even Feb & he's already eating your lunch whitehouse.gov/photos-and-vid…. Imagine the Fall! #LandslideDEMS2014 @DSCC @DCCC @OFA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 30, 2014
… we are going to have so much fun turning America a brighter Blue on 4 Nov 2014.
Yes We Can
Truth. Fact. Accurate.
You Can’t Touch That.
Facts have a Liberal Bias.
Roger that, Nena!!! :)
Drip. Drip. Drip.
Christie is now 50/50 believable……Hmm? So said: A Verb, A Noun and 9-11. Just last week, Rudy G was touting praises on Christie for being the MOST Honest Pol he had ever known on MTP and so many TV/Cable outlets. Hmm? Now 50/50?
Things happen as Poll Numbers tank?
Oh Rudy Rudy…put your dress and high heels on and walk away
Ha! He’ll never live that one down. Which is fine with me.
No, as dirt comes out… I’m pretty sure Giuliani knew Christie was lying in his press conference. But he thought Christie would be able to weather the storm, with the help of the fawning media. Problem is that Mr. 9-11 didn’t know that some honest, courageous mayor would have the guts to speak out.
OK so #2 and I are watching Tweety, when she says, ‘ his guests probably do rock, paper, scissors, to see who has to sit directly across from him at the table. His chin is actually wet from him spitting so much!” So I wasn’t looking at the TV, but when I turned around to see what she was talking about, all I could say was “eeeeewwwwww!!”
I guess David Corn lost the game and probably had a good wipe down when the cameras cut away. Yuck!
I’m seriously amazed that the are continuing the Christie story – they apologize for every other truth they broadcast – what is different about the Christie attacks? Someone senior at MSNBC doesn’t like Gov Christie
I would not go that far. TRMS, LOD have always covered issues they deem Okay to their liking.
MSNBC had Allan Keys, Michael Savage, Jesse Ventura, Tucker Carlson, Imus for over 10 yrs, etc. But they are quick of getting a Leftie out on any comments deemed offensive by the right. Scarborough has said way too many offensive stuff…..but they POWERS that be, allow him and those before him to say all kinds of stuff with little slap on the hand. Tucker called sen Obama a Pothead and also a crackhead or something and he was NEVER suspended or fired. He stayed over one year plus and left in 2009.
And I believe Halperin called PBO the d**k-word on MJ’s show and survived. Not sure I’m remembering on which show he said it correctly, because I really don’t want to remember it.
He did it on MO JO and was suspended for about 2 weeks after the uprising from the viewers.
Wow. Never watch MO JO, so never heard of the suspension. Glad he got at least two weeks!
Tweety has more clout than Joe Schmoe. He gets free reign about the content of his show. Phil is not going to say anything to Tweety.
I had a good laugh at Joe today – he is starting to backpedal on the Christie support.
It is becoming obvious even for JoeScar? I laughed when he was sure Willard Mitterrand Romney was going to win. Axelrod said Nope and he asked Axelrod to bet with him. JScar was so sure. He Lost. That was awesome.
Don’t think he is going to be caught so far on the wrong side this time around Nena. Joe likes to tell us how it is done – what he would have done – he is not going to win the “Christie did not know” argument and he is having a sad.
Pamela Brown and I were having some difficulty accessing TPV comments earlier – apparently there was an issue with disqus. Now they need to fix it for Google Chrome as well.
@aspirational12 There were issues with Disqus on Blogger in IE & Firefox which have now been resolved. Thank you for reporting.— Disqus Help (@disqushelp) January 30, 2014
I’m on TPV right now using Chrome and comments are posting fine.
Apparently it works for some but not others. Let me do another reboot. My IE and Firefox are working fine. But Chrome still doesn’t work for me.
A pair of Utah lawmakers are looking to fight a school lunch policy that resulted in the seizure lunches for 40 students whose parents had outstanding balances.
“To me this rises to the level of bullying,” Sen. Todd Weiler (R) said according to the Salt Lake Tribune. “Children were humiliated.”
Weiler and state Sen. Jim Dabakis (D) visited Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City on Thursday in response to a Tribune report that the lunches of 40 students were thrown away because their parents owed money to the school.
The idiots who threw the Food away……Must be fired. This is Cruelty. Wicked. Abusive.
Let me guess. An elementary school? No matter; I agree it’s cruel and wicked and abusive. For those told to throw the food away who actually did it, I am also troubled. Take a stand, people!
And then they get amazed when children in elementary school bully each other – children are worthless to these people – after they are born.
We don’t have “school lunches” in my world – do have a shop where children can buy food. I remember being mortified when my one was in grade 1 & I forgot to put lunch in backpack – lovely note from teacher telling me she had taken her to the shop and bought her lunch! She did not want any money – wanted to let me know her students never went hungry at school.
Yes, 99ts, this is more what I’m used to. The office keeps simple snacks handy, feeds the child, then sends a note home as ‘info’ that Johnnie/Jane forgot to bring a lunch.
Similar – although my teacher spent her own money to buy something – which I did give her back despite she protested.
I’ve always thought “school lunches” were a British thing – amazing what you learn on TOD
I was just thinking under NO circumstance would I take a child’s lunch and throw it away. I would advice whom ever to send a note home the parents. Maybe the parents lost there jobs at least have the parents send the kids with lunch the next day if no meal will be provided. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?
I can’t see teachers (who buy school supplies for students out of their own pockets, in some districts, when the funding isn’t there, and provide all kinds of love and support to their students) doing this … gotta be bad cafeteria management or school administration. Who would let a child go hungry, and humiliate them like this? No “explanation” of this will suffice.
Once sat in on a presentation by a Philly elementary school principal who said they kept a washer and dryer at school for unfortunate children who would wear the same clothes to school, day after day. They’d wash their clothes at school, giving them a change in outfit to wear during the school day, then send them home in their own clean clothes. Nobody there would be throwing away a child’s lunch. It’s appalling.
Yahoo said Thursday that usernames and passwords of its email customers have been stolen and used to access accounts, but the company isn’t saying how many accounts have been affected.
Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide, after Google’s Gmail, according to the research firm comScore. There are 273 million Yahoo mail accounts worldwide, including 81 million in the U.S.
Yahoo Inc. said in a blog post on its breach that “The information sought in the attack seems to be names and email addresses from the affected accounts’ most recent sent emails.”
That could mean hackers were looking for additional email addresses to send spam or scam messages. By grabbing real names from those sent folders, hackers could try to make bogus messages appear more legitimate to recipients.
The bigger danger: access to email accounts could lead to more serious breaches involving banking and shopping sites. That’s because many sites use email to reset passwords. Hackers could try logging in to such a site with the Yahoo email address, for instance, and ask that a password reminder be sent by email.
The breach is the second problem for Yahoo’s mail service in two months. In December, the service suffered a multi-day outage that prompted Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer issue an apology.
This seems to be a daily event. Saying sorry doesn’t help stolen private info…but NSA is a problem??
And when ONE person hacked ONE yahoo account, he was charged and jailed!
‘hacked ONE Republican yahoo account – are you thinking of the Alaska Barbie’s account?
Who else insures a young guy is jailed for doing what teenagers do. Imbecile. I truly cannot imagine another politician doing what she did – she picked her state – most would have seen through her lies.
http://www.salon.com/2014/01/30/harry_reid_rips_the_koch_brothers_for_trying_to_buy_the_country/ Good for Harry!
TY @SenatorReid for speaking the truth: #KOCHBros are trying to buy America. #SOTU enabled them salon.com/2014/01/30/har… cc @VP @Pfeiffer44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 31, 2014
TY @SenatorReid for speaking the truth: #KOCHBros are trying to buy America. #SCOTUS enabled them salon.com/2014/01/30/har… cc @VP @Pfeiffer44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 31, 2014
looking forward to msnbc grifters call Obama "weak" for not standing up to right wingers. as they mewl for phil griffin checks.— SheriffFruitfly (@sherifffruitfly) January 31, 2014
They work for a corporation. They signed contracts. If they say anything, they will be fired. They are not Joe Scarborough. Imus was offensive and they kept him for 10 yrs. They only fired him after ad buyers started leaving the show. That is how JoeScar can get canned. Starbucks left after many yrs. But Colorofchange, MediaMatters, etc need to seriously Focus on JoeScar to hasten his departure. I have written and called MediaMatters. So far, they have not focused on Scarborough.
I don’t like it when people inject Pres Obama’s name in their arguments over just about every issue. I just wish SheriffFruitfly could have made his/her points and Leaving POTUS out of it.
SheriffFruitfly’s point about MSNBC’s attitude towards PBO is very relevant, which is why I posted the tweet here – just two nights ago, David Corn was busy chastising PBO’s SOTU address for not “going after the GOP” enough.
The president's Google+ Hangout will be livestreamed on WhiteHouse.gov, YouTube.com/whitehouse and the WH Google+ page.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 31, 2014
Ashley Judd listens to President Obama speak at McGavock High School in Nashville #Impressed http://t.co/oPeWfSN990— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 31, 2014
I like her. Her sister and Mother? Not so much.
Yup, Ashley Judd knows a leader when she sees him. She is quite happy. And what a lovely woman she is!
Why don’t you like Ashley’s Mom and Sister? Are they right wing Republicans?
I saw One OWN Reality show of theirs and I was not impressed with the mother and the older sister.
I swear, Chips, some of us wouldn’t know a third of the stuff that’s going on, if you didn’t catch it for us! This is lovely. :)
She’s so pretty, isn’t she? And a loyal, enthusiastic supporter of President Obama.
Phil Griffin: McGavock High School responds angrily to Obama http://t.co/9KqJHvvykA— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 31, 2014
http://t.co/bAmwPpcCHy— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) January 31, 2014
Stamp of approval: Famed Rep. Shirley Chisholm lauded with U.S. postage stamp nydn.us/1fmjW7D— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 31, 2014
Anyone else wondering why Chris Hayes has stopped talking about the NSA ?
He seems to have taken the anti-Christie cause to his heart.
He has gone from 300-400K to 800K-even 1M lately. I check TVbynumbers and Mediabistro at least twice a week.
mmm – Christie rates with the audience – that makes sense – I can only watch online – and the last couple of weeks – first time I have watched ever since he moved to 8pm
I’m so enjoying this hashtag …
Time is relative.
Parallel lines eventually meet.
Our timelines point to a Grand Unified Theory Of Gettin' It On. #SadTwitterPickupLines— Dave Brixey (@DavidLBrixey) January 31, 2014
Sorry, folks, I’m an easy target for a laugh …
Even though you've blocked me twice, I still think you're super nice. #SadTwitterPickupLines— My Vogon Poetry (@MyVogonPoetry) January 30, 2014
And his chin…..(yuck! ugh! phew! spit)
Head’s Up Tweeters….
Jeff Gauvin @JeffersonObama 27m
Heads up Liberlas, this person is right wing blogger posing as a woman liberal. Unfollow for your safety —> @princelindsey
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Jeff Gauvin @JeffersonObama 29m
@JustCindeh @princelindsey @shoq Wouldn’t know. He’s a conservative TCOTer posing as a woman trolling Liberals for info.
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Jeff Gauvin @JeffersonObama 34m
This person is a right wing man posing as a Liberal woman. He works for Breitbart. Unfollow for your safety —> @princelindsey
Always makin’ the grand entrance. Love it!
Here is President Franklin Roosevelt's letter to 9-year-old Robert Kennedy, enclosing a gift: #FDRL http://t.co/h2CgGhuTOq— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) January 31, 2014
GOP Receives Shock To The System As Democrat Michelle Nunn Leads In Georgia Senate Race politicususa.com/2014/01/30/gop… via @politicususa— Susan GmommaObama (@sweetgreatmom) January 31, 2014
mcturtle within striking distance, fricking chambliss seat going to a dem. Good news to wake up to.
Makes me want to (almost) do the happy dance, myself. Gonna be a great year.
and gopolitico was concern trolling that dems gave up taking back the house and are on defensive on retaining the senate.
No way, baby. Gonna be a great year. :)
Seems like Karen Handel is desperate for a government job – after sending a very well known charity into the biggest downspin ever seen – she is trying to get back on the government bankroll. No woman should EVER vote for Karen Handel.
Well, guess tomorrow I’ll have to watch Jake Tapper for the first time since he was standing dumbstruck on the street corner in Boston, after the marathon massacre. I’ll just mute half of his interview with President Obama – the Jake Tapper half.
Chuck Todd did something good??
Ha! He will be apologizing tomorrow!!!!
Treat yourself, friends, neighbors, church friends…to LOTS AND LOTS OF GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!!
yay I can order lots of them and not feel guilty :D
That’s right!! Give them to your mailperson, whoever you think needs a smile:)
I may have to walk out in the snow and get some! Wendy Davis should hand ‘em out at her campaign rallies. Love it.
Now I can make more coffee – I have caught up on the TOD news :)
Mayor Rob Ford accused of ordering jail beating. Remains popular Toronto's more conservative suburban areas.The end. bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-…— (@amk4obama) January 31, 2014
We are in big trouble in Canada! Ford is Harper’s BFF!!!!!!! Sheesh!
you don’t say…. what a shocker.
New post in 22 minutes, 16 seconds, had to take Danny out again and spent the last 30ish minutes trying to retrieve his frisbee from a tree #Fail
gurls+frisbee = disaster. always.
No problem, Chipsticks, I’ll be first.
Ha. Watching a bit of CNN for laughs. Caught a clip of Jake Tapper’s interview with the President, airing tomorrow. Looked like a comedy skit on the CNN side. Tapper’s hair was all messed up on top of his head. I kinda can’t wait.
Is he now going for the Rand Paul look!
I thought of that, but one’s Curly and one’s Moe. :)
PBO is really nice to these folks in interviews. I would treat them as the blocks of wood they truly are.
You are so right, I mean creeps like Bill O’Rielly and Jake Tapper.
… and if Mama is happy, everybody’s happy!
When you #RaiseTheWage 17 million women get a raise. Retweet this fact #sotu #uniteblue #p2 #tpot #ctl #libcrib #cnn http://t.co/QdocCemVM1— Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) January 30, 2014
Oh, yeah. Scary, eh? Women might “rule the world.” Ha!
Layla – you is bad! Women over 50 do not have vaginas anymore.. Remember?
I haz one! I am 63! We women are just a bunch of walking vaginas waiting to be probed, transvaginally, of course!
Eeek! We are vintage! Like fine wine, no probing please! :oops:
Mine is 67! And I vote with it!
That video of FLOTUS and Bo and Sunny wishing Ellen a Happy Birthday is so cool. FLOTUS is the best.
Rachel has stopped opening with Christie – inquiring minds want to know why
but replaying the lovely man who wanted to say “The state of the union is cold”
Then again, he came in on the very wrong side of her story on the minimum wage.
Speaking of Happy Dances… http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/01/30/going-on-offense-to-expand-the-vote/
A group of leading Democratic strategists is launching a new political action committee that will raise money for a very specific purpose: Getting Democratic secretaries of state who favor expanded voting elected in four states — Ohio, Colorado, Iowa, and Nevada.
Jeremy Bird, a national field director for Obama’s presidential campaign, tells me the effort will aim to raise in the “significant seven figures” to spend on just those four races (read more about the races right here). That could have a real impact, Bird says, because the average secretary of state candidate in such races spends an average of $500,000 total. The group’s board of directors has ties into the world of Obama and Clinton donors.
“The idea is that we need to flip the switch on this entire voting rights conversation, and go from defense on voter suppression, to offense on expanding access to voting,” Bird says of the effort, called iVote. “This isn’t a short term effort. We’ve got to be systematic. We’ve got to be dogged. We’ve got to be sure we’re out-organizing them.”
Important stuff here!! http://www.ivoteforamerica.org/
Chips should put this on R/S in the morning…good, important stuff!
Chips and danny went up the hill. To fetch a tree of frisbees.
.@TheObamaDiary http://t.co/h2AJhCnGFR— (@amk4obama) January 31, 2014
Kurt Eichenwald @kurteichenwald 3h
One more tweet: the reporter who Rep. Grimm threatened is the nephew of a Gambino crime family boss. Not sure playing tough guy was smart.
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That kinda sounds like a made-up story, a plot for a movie, i.e., “too good to be true.” But if it isn’t – it’s hysterical!
Been discussed in a few places JoB – one says a relative rather than a nephew
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/grimm-and-grimmer-for-grimm and the link
OhOh..cement blocks come to mind….
Oh my! I did not want to put that thought in your mind!
“@redhed67: Apparently, red pandas watched the GOP rebuttals, too–>http://t.co/hUiK3mISwi”
#maddow #inners #GOPFail— Shelley Brown (@ipimi) January 31, 2014
“@redhed67: Apparently, red pandas watched the GOP rebuttals, too–>http://t.co/hUiK3mISwi”
#maddow #inners #GOPFail— Shelley Brown (@ipimi) January 31, 2014
No Smoking Guns Yet, But the Noose is Tightening Around Chris Christie mojo.ly/1b7kQnG— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) January 31, 2014
You & me again amk – as I posted below – Rachel is bringing lots to life – more folks having their say.
.@msnbc = must stay never being courageous.— (@amk4obama) January 31, 2014
Huelskamp: "Obama ran against the military by bringing them home. GOP supported them by cutting their benefits" #SOTU dailykos.com/story/2014/01/…— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) January 29, 2014
Rep. Tim Huelskamp is a racists bold face liar.
Here was me thinking Rachel had given up on New Jersey – People coming out of the woodwork to tell their stories!
@new_jersey @RichNj5 – Wow, more pork. #punitended.— (@amk4obama) January 31, 2014
Good Evening my Chips and TOD family. Thanks Chips for this beautiful haven. It gives me so much joy to be a part of this wonderful family.
((((((((((((( Loving healing hugs to tnmtngirl)))))))))))))))
((((((((((((((Loving healing hugs to GoBrooklyn)))))))))))))
((((((((((((((((Loving healing hugs to NCLB)))))))))))))))))))
((((((((((((((((Loving thanks to summetry11 for updating us on tumtngirl))))))))))))))))))
This beautiful family gives so much joy each and everyday, and I am so grateful for each of you. You all lift my spirit to a level that is so refreshing. I so appreciate your love, support, and respect for President Obama and his administration. Let us continue to lift POB up in our prayers, meditation, and goodness of thoughts.
Make you space lovely with gratefulness for our beautiful Chips and all of the beautiful contributors who help out so graciously. TY, TY and TY.
Everyone, please have a peaceful evening. () Lots of love to my TOD family. HZ
Why does all of the writing on TOD have red and green borders, this is only on this site not on any other..Any ideas suggestions to fix its hard on the eyes.. I was thinking it was my computer but its just on this site HELP Amk any other computer savvy folks…thanks much
If you use firefox, try this add-on, NoSquint 2.1.9. Then you can set your background and letter color.
Mine looks like this.
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