@petesouza: Waving at President Obama’s motorcade today in Maryland
JB!!!! You beat out us youngins
Never discount us ancients! Ha! Glad to see you around, y’all.
Wow! Ya traveled to new heights in that one!
Hello, sweet one!
I’ll be dreamin’ about that one! Ha. #OveractiveImaginationHere
Can you tell me why is the J a giraffe?
Tall and lanky, like me in the “old days”?
Hey, I’m still 5’9″ !!!
Or the J is a giraffe because a Teapartier was drawing the alphabet?
One of them.
Hey Chipper, just DM’d you.
Thank you Jewelz!!
Russian villagers say the Olympics have ruined their lives cbsn.ws/LNAYBA— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) February 05, 2014
This is amazing! I believe Dotster referenced this, but take 3 minutes to watch this.
@RichardEngel created a fake identity B4 arriving in #Sochi, brought an unopened MAC & phone…was hacked w/in 1min! ow.ly/thTab— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 05, 2014
But GG says these are honorable people for freedom!
Honestly….I am over these crooks, liars, cheaters and entitled people. I don’t care WHO they are or WHAT they do. They all need to GTFOH and leave the rest of us alone. I hope this gets dealt with….I’m sure Issa will get right on this one. Not.
PS..THANK YOU, EMMITT
Hey JB – congrats! We need to push back hard on the GOP mangling of the CBO report on job freedom and the ACA. People like my son with a pre-existing condition will be able to leave their big companies and go be entrepreneurs. Boomers who have held on to jobs during the recession hoping to make it to Medicare can relax early and do part-time work or go freelance, opening places for the young folks. It’s a good thing!
It certainly is a good thing! Democrats are at least all over twitter, pushing back on the lies. Even msnbc tweeted a favorable piece on the CBO report. What fighting back looks like!
That’s great, JOB! By the way congrats for picking up the gold! I am just bringing up the rear.
Thanks, nath! Mornin’!
Good evening all – I’m just having lunch & it’s night owl time! Still the grandbabe is coming soon to tire me out – so should be an early night
I gather the media has been cherry picking the news – out of context – as usual. No wonder they want the Christie chat to disappear – that has been stopping them whinging 24×7 about the President.
Congrats J’OB on your Medal.
Good Nite TODers
Thx – and goodnight to you!
America’s land and waterways are their dumping grounds. Doesn’t matter what state it is…. when is enough, enough?
Don’t forget that Richard Cordray will be on Jeopardy tomorrow night:)
One sweet thing before I head to bed…and a big ole H/T to Smartypants:) Keep that smile on your face!
I gather the Science guy won his debate – did anyone watch it? I’ll have to find a replay.
Either side thinks they won! Same as always on that topic!
I should add – there are many many christian folks who believe in evolution – I don’t actually know anyone – including a few preachers – who believe the 6 days & a few thousand years story.
I didn’t click on the video, 99…but I think you can see it here. Have a great day!
Well we know which side BJ was on – thanks df – I’ll see how much I can stomach.
OMG! If any TOD’ers are familiar with ESPN NFL commentators, and current NFL Coaches (Chiefs Andy Reid & 49ers Jim Harbaugh) you may start crying of laughter……… Brilliant parody on the faux Richard Sherman controversy
Gruden, Boomer, Dikta. Hilarious @30for30 parody of @RSherman_25 saga w/ GWB & @billclinton cameos via @FrankCaliendo youtu.be/WwMONEPz4yA— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 05, 2014
“He’s like Bo Jackson or Dijon Sanders”
Tomorrow is the BIG day village……….. National Signing Day, where High School athletes sign their (LOI) Letters of intent to play college football next year. I’m only now recovering from Auburn’s last second loss in the BCS title game. Crossing fingers for a Top 5 recruiting class. WAR EAGLE!
My observation skills are sharpening in my old age! First I noticed that my PBO pic on the TOD masthead has gone (stolen by a nieghbour?), now on my third viewing of the flag-waving obot I have to ask – Whatever happened to the Maryland snow? It just occurred to me the fan is standing outside, coat open, no gloves, AND NO WHITE STUFF anywhere around! And there’s no need for her to be thusly deprived when I would willingly share my snow and cold with her. I’m not mean.
that is one of my favorite pictures in a long time. talk about “real america!” there’s something very poignant about it for me. very walker evans-ish, but in a modern context. pete souza…incredible.
Apparently, the head of the Sochi organizing committee is responding via twitter:
@HarryCNN media hotels are opened, undergoing final testing.Apologize for inconvenience.Pls contact press operations or accomodation service— Dmitry Chernyshenko (@DChernyshenko) February 04, 2014
If media sleeps 11 a room they may find out how some families live – all the time
This will probably be Dmitry's next tweet:
@HarryCNN media looking for too much. Apologize 4 stray dogs in room. This is Sochi not San Fran.— (@JOBoomr) February 05, 2014
gaaaah! that’s hysterical jboom!
(I shouldn’t joke about the dogs – that’s a real problem, as I’ve read on twitter!)
There will be a lot of red faces after this Olympics!
Obviously @HarryCNN the big #Sochi stories are going to be about #Putin's #Plutocratic buddies & their gigantic fiasco … @DChernyshenko— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 05, 2014
Just think Bobfr, Putin is the person who Romney and the RWNJs called a real leader. I wish everyone who visit the Olympics safety. How did Russia get the olympics?
cos – simple answer $$$$
Old Dmitry is getting zero slack on twitter … from villages destroyed, drinking water contaminated, slave labor (no different than Beijing, I should add) … this has all the makings of a disaster (and, very likely an easy terrorist target given the disarray and very angry locals).
Can’t wait until it’s over, and all are safely out of there. At least that is my wish!
Jacqueline, there has been so much bad publicity, including corruption and mismanagement. Whether this is true or not, perception is everything.
That’s my only wish regarding these Olympics, Jacqueline!!
Sad that we can’t even root for the home team, without first rooting for their safe travels in and out! Not a good representation of what should be our centuries-old “working” global interactions.
G’Night, TODobots! For the record, if you don’t see much of me over the next couple of days, I actually am working tomorrow through Friday. I’m already counting down the days.
Check in every now and then, and we’ll be counting with ya!
g’nite vc – keep the home fires burning – stay safe in the snow
This is at 13th & Highland. Lots of freaked out UT students who say they heard at least 10 shots. http://t.co/ULkscHZ28l— Mona Nair (@monanair) February 05, 2014
Evidently, three injured……all expected to survive. Looking for another. Lots of yelling reported before shooting began. Other details sketchy.
This is in Tennessee – “not campus related”:
Yes. Not random. Police waiting on search warrant to gather more info.
So sad, all around. Of course, “shots fired” is heard every day, somewhere.
So sad, all around. Of course, “shots fired” is heard every day, somewhere….
PBO met with Harry Reid on Monday…I wonder what’s up…
Interesting! PBO and Harry make quite the team, when they work together (which is most of the time, although we’ll never know the behind-the-scenes conversations!).
Shame Ezra Klein can’t speak without sounding like he has 3 apples in his mouth – cause he explained reality to the GOP tonight. It was just very hard to understand what he was saying.
#UPDATE: Police say UT campus is not on lock down after a nearby shooting & there is no threat to campus. http://t.co/6Dzq6ig8fS— (@WKRN) February 05, 2014
Ms. Chips, I love the picture at the top of the post of the woman witht he American flaf who took the time to stand outside and wave at the President’s motorcade passed by her house.
It just reminded me of myself. The very first time of my adult life that I was proud to hold the American flag is when POB became President. Before that everything was just a blurr…..no nightmare. The first time I felt included. I know that she has a name.
But for now I will just call her Mrs. I AM Somebody, your President sees you and so do I.
God bless you and God bless America.
LDS, doubt you’ll see this, but have been thinking about you and Mrs. I AM for hours now. I see you, too… thank you for sharing.
What an awesome comment…LDS…
I feel as you do…for all of my life…I have felt on the outside as far as being an American…not really wanted here…always having to fight for rights that should have been given as a matter of birth…PBO has shown me that it is possible to win against those forces that seek to disenfranchise me…I think I knew this…but he continues to validate that audacity of Hope…
he has also shown me the that it is the struggle for freedom and justice that has transformed and continues to make us a “More Perfect Union”…
(the President stopped Chris Hayes in his slot )
Folks like the current evening talk on MSNBC
“MSNBC has been riding a wave of great ratings with younger viewers, while Fox has struggled because the Chris Christie scandal remains the story that shall not be discussed on the cable news leader. “
From the back of a bus to the White House. The world celebrates Rosa Parks's 101st birthday. (h/t @OBAMA4ME2) http://t.co/1HexkKrG90— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 05, 2014
Thank you, Mrs. Parks for standing tall while sitting down.
You made a difference and helped to shape my life.
G’nite y’all, sweet dreams all around!
Sweet Sleep, MP and all night owls…
No surprise ….
The reception of our hotel in #Sochi has no floor. But it does have this welcoming picture. http://t.co/8isdoBuytl— Kevin Bishop (@bishopk) February 04, 2014
… rest well everyone …
ah, who can forget the lovely time putin had with his friends, the republicans bush family at their multi-million dollar family vacation estate in maine?
george bush said putin is a good man after looking into putin’s eyes and seeing his soul (not joking…he actually said that). and these are the people the likes of chuck todd and david gregory defend constantly, while never, ever saying saying anything about the incredible amount of accomplishment from president obama.
Our President transcends all these avaricious, evil people, as you know 4mf44. The vast majority of people on the planet also recognize just how fine a person and great, giving leader he is.
Putin and Bush are the trash of our species.
My, my, my!
I would never be able to sleep having to look at that picture every night.
Why in the world would he think someone would want to see that picture of him?
I just pray that everyone gets back home safely. This is not setting well with me.
Maybe our president will intervene and postpone this.
I just have a feeling Snowden is waiting to show his ass once things get stared by doing something dumber than Christie.
On my first trip abroad while Prez Clinton was in office my late husband and I stayed in a Parisian small Hotel recommended in the Rick Steves book. Lots of French places ignored Americans if they did not speak French. This hotel was welcoming to Americans, but the odd thing was they had a life size cardboard cutout of Bill Clinton in our breakfast room. Guess they thought that would make us feel at home.
Couldn’t rest before commenting on this …
Congratulations on becoming GM's CEO @mtbarra However, the inequity in your compensation thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/0… must be challenged. cc @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 05, 2014
One of the most important outcomes of 4 Nov 2014 must be a Congress that will support President Obama’s efforts to ensure every female is paid equitably compared to their male counterparts – irrespective of the type of job.
Yes WE MUST
Yet, once again, this is exactly the kind of revealing information that exposes and supports the issues, bringing the attention of the public to the truth and reality of these facts. Here is a woman far more qualified for the job, more dedicated to the company for decades, deliberately underpaid. So, this is a good thing, perhaps people will begin to pay attention to other areas of inequity and injustice.
my insomnia’s having a sad. no dudette or amk to lurk on. (ew. still.)
Usually amk with the morning mews at this time Kathleen – he must be tripping outside the intertubes
Kathleen, HERE I COME TO SAVE THE DAY!!!!!!!!
Good morning. I did see you way up above. It is a pleasure to share with you.
I don’t know why Mrs. I AM SOMEBODY just touched my heartin a special way. She stands ther and no doubt she “got herself together” to stand there and wait. There is no crowd. No fanfare. She waits. I do not know how long she stood there to wait. Bit I noticed there is no chair. No steps for her to sit down. She waits.
She may have been waiting all of her life just like me.
Sleep would not come to me easily, so I came here to see if there was some music to calm my soul and here I am talking to myself.
No more coffee after 8:00 pm!
Please excuse the errors……maybe sleep is coming after all.
This iPad has fingers of its own. Or maybe it is time to get my eyes checked.
I just loved reading that, first thing this morning, LDS! “She may have been waiting all of her life just like me.” Poetry! Thanks. And please pass the cookies!
A wall of snow is coming….AIIEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
stay safe AJ – and everyone else in the ice/snow areas
Thanks, 99ts!! Suggestions for battling cabin fever are always welcome….
I am lost, cannot even imagine what it must be like – I have only SEEN snow once in my life – never been buried in the stuff!!
Dance! Dance! Dance!
Or…..do some stretches. I usually put on Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire. And try to not fall down….but who cares.
No one is looking and I can be as sexy as I want to be. Usually, it is just an excuse to bake some chocolate chip cookies and eat at least four without any guilt, whatsoever. I tell myself I earned them.
Joe Manchin the biggest each way better ever – AFTER the event he is working in the most bipartisan way for regulations – pffft
Morning Joe telling the lies on health care – via POLITICO – click
Will he ever stop?
I do not wish bad things on anyone, but if he really got sick I wonder if the lies would cease?
Well..look a Cheney..illness did nothing!
Hi Layla! On the night shift?
Hi LDS! On the day shift today…yeah!!!!! evenings tomorrow and then back to nights! Sometimes my body does not know when to sleep!
I know exactly what you mean. Worked 5:00pm to 1:00am for years.
Do not remember sleeping. All I remember is shower, eat…..and the other one.(slept most of the time there)
Messed up my system. Would fall asleep at the grocery store check out if there was a long line.
Yoga saved me to relax my mind, body and aoul. Started taking longer vacations.
Take care of yourself.
Okay. I am up baking cookies. I will dance afterwards.
Beautiful quiet snow is falling in NY. I will not be able to go for my morning walk in Central Park.
So I will do some yoga, hot shower and go back to bed.
Anyone awake to join me?
For chocolate chip cookies,of course…….
Kathleen, are you there?
I sure do wish that I could meet Mrs. I AM SOMEBODY.
I just realized how large that flag is.
Her timid wave makes me think she saw the President.
So proud of her.
I know one thing for sure. If Ms. Dudette was up she would play “I Want To Know Your Name”
Then I would fall right off to sleep with cookie in hand.
Okay. One more cookie and then I am out……promise.
Mooooooorning Early Birds!
Morning everyone:) Well look at this! http://www.kpho.com/story/24638929/cvs-caremark-plans-to-stop-tobacco-products-sales
CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.
The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, a move that will cost about $2 billion in annual revenue but won’t affect its 2014 earnings forecast. CVS Caremark leaders say removing tobacco will help them grow the company’s business of working with doctors, hospitals and other care providers to improve customers’ health.
CVS Caremark Corp. and other major drugstore chains have been adding clinics to their stores for several years now. Their pharmacists deliver flu shots and other immunizations, and those clinics also have been expanding the care they deliver. They now help people manage chronic illnesses like high blood pressure and diabetes.
Obama praises CVS for pulling tobacco from shelves
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is praising CVS Caremark for its decision to stop selling tobacco products at its drugstores.
Obama says CVS is setting a “powerful example,” and says the decision will help his administration’s efforts to reduce tobacco-related deaths and disease and bring down health care costs.
Chips, what a great round up today, Just caught up on this thread. I will do more later. More doctor appointments today. Everyone have a great day. Snow here again too and high winds, back to the deep freeze. This is getting boring.
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