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Give America A Raise

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President Barack Obama speaks about raising the minimum wage for federal contract workers, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. The wage increase to $10.10 an hour goes into effect next year, and applies to new contracts and replacements for expiring contracts

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President Barack Obama returns a “shaka” hand sign from a member of the audience

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President Barack Obama is greeted by cheering workers after signing an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers


141 Responses to “Give America A Raise”


  1. 1 COS
    February 12, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    It is the right thing to do.

  2. 6 Judith Fardig
    February 12, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Absolutely! Congrats, COS!

  3. 8 Dudette
    February 12, 2014 at 7:40 pm

  4. 9 Allison
    February 12, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    The absolute BEST President ever!!

  5. 10 Dudette
    February 12, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Please retweet…

  6. 11 Dudette
    February 12, 2014 at 7:41 pm

  7. February 12, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Thank you soooOOoooOOOooOOOoooOOOooooo much legend!!

  8. 14 Dudette
    February 12, 2014 at 7:43 pm

  9. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    February 12, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    OMG….First Lady Michelle Obama knows fashion and Thom Browne is IT. That simple, sleek, minimalist style is right on point.

    More here: http://tomandlorenzo.com/2014/02/michelle-obama-flotus-fashion-double-shot/

  10. 25 Bill R.
    February 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm

  11. 26 Judith Fardig
    February 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    On Friday, OFA_OR is going to be posting tweets with the hashtag #iHeartObamacare and pictures of us with our Valentine stating one reason why we love the ACA. Feel free to copy us! I’m having a party tomorrow to make the Valentines and take pictures.

  12. February 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    So, I know I talk about my missus and my wifey unit. But, we aren’t actually hitched. I haven’t formally proposed to her, but I’m getting ready to buy her a big rock. And this is the song for our first dance.

    And here are the lyrics:

    I’m really close tonight
    And I feel like I’m moving inside her
    Lying in the dark
    I think that I’m beginning to know her
    Let it go
    I’ll be there when you call

    And whenever I fall at your feet
    Won’t you let your tears rain down on me?
    Whenever I touch your slow turning pain

    You’re hiding from me now
    There’s something in the way that you’re talking
    The words don’t sound right
    But I hear them all moving inside you
    Know
    I’ll be waiting when you call

    Hey, whenever I fall at your feet
    Won’t you let your tears rain down on me?
    Whenever I touch your slow turning pain

    The finger of blame has turned upon itself
    And I’m more than willing to offer myself
    Do you want my presence or need my help?
    Who knows where that might lead
    I fall

    Whenever I fall at your feet
    Won’t you let your tears rain down on me?
    Whenever I touch your slow turning pain
    Whenever I fall (at your feet)
    Whenever I fall

  13. February 12, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  14. 36 Dudette
    February 12, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Seeing this tweet…

    … reminded me of this clip from the Ellen show (two weeks before the 2008 election)

    Look at how sweet he is to her when he dunks her. Love him! :-D

  15. February 12, 2014 at 7:53 pm

  16. 58 Dudette
    February 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm

  17. February 12, 2014 at 7:59 pm

  18. 68 Allison
    February 12, 2014 at 8:01 pm

  19. 70 Nerdy Wonka
    February 12, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Best in Show is on right now on the CW. Has there ever been a more well acted, well written, and funny mockumentary? The mockery of the Westminster Dog Show is so appreciated.

    • 71 mtmarilyn
      February 12, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      I love Best in Show! Just watched the Westminster Dog Show last night. I like to see all the different kinds of dogs and hear about them. I love the way the movie mocks the whole thing.

  20. 72 Nena20409
    February 12, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Since I ‘ve read this story………Only One song is Now tattooed to my Head……Little Red Corvette. Since Prince Rogers Nelson’s music are Not Youtube material……..well…..VP Biden will Do Nicely.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/12/us/national-corvette-museum-cars-fall/

    (CNN) — Sinkholes are swallowing Corvettes now. Last year it was houses in Florida, and on Wednesday nature gobbled up some of the coolest and fastest cars to come off the assembly line.
    Eight valuable ‘vettes at Bowling Green, Kentucky’s National Corvette Museum fell victim to a 40-foot-wide, 20-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up in the facility’s yellow Sky Dome wing. The museum unofficially estimates it caused millions of dollars in damage.

    • 73 Dudette
      February 12, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Ah! Thank you! I knew of VPOTUS’ love for Corvettes, but couldn’t think where I got that from. Someone on Twitter thought his tweet was weird. I wish I’d seen this so I could respond to it.

  21. 74 Dudette
    February 12, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Woootie-wooooooot!

  22. 80 Dudette
    February 12, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    LL’s got me thinking about mushy romantic music.

  23. 85 Nerdy Wonka
    February 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    More Julia Louis-Dreyfus goodness on VP Joe Biden.

  24. 90 Nena20409
    February 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I left then remembered that Jay’s presser Vid was not yet posted.

    Here it is:

    2-12-14……Jay at the WH Podium.

    G’Night TODable TODers ;0

  25. 96 Dudette
    February 12, 2014 at 8:50 pm

  26. 100 symmetry11
    February 12, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Highlights from the report about Tennessee’s enrollees show:

    » More men than women have enrolled in Marketplace plans nationwide – as of February 1, 55 percent of enrollees were female and 45 percent were male. In Tennessee, women make up 56 percent of the total population enrolled in insurance on the exchange.

    » 25 percent of Tennesseans who have signed up for Marketplace plans are between the ages of 18 and 34.

    » 70 percent of the people who have signed up chose plans at the “silver” coverage level.

    » 78 percent of Tennesseans who purchased Marketplace plans did so with financial assistance.

    http://m.tennessean.com/business/article?a=2014302120176&f=565

  27. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    February 12, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Did anybody post the tweet our Joey’s office sent out?

    • 103 Dudette
      February 12, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Not sure, but even if it was, I certainly have no objections to repeats. :-)

      • 104 jacquelineoboomer
        February 12, 2014 at 9:39 pm

        I just went back to the previous thread or two to catch up, and think I saw it twice. Ha. Least I’m in good company, and thanks to you for your agreement with me that repeats are in order! :)

  28. 105 desertflower
    February 12, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    OMG! I posted a link this morning about Rand Paul and the fact that he was suing NSA and President Obama….because? Anyway….now this :)

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024490662

    That lawsuit Sen. Rand Paul filed against the NSA? The person who wrote it says that Rand Paul and Ken Cuccinelli plagiarized it, and he’s ticked.

    Since December, the libertarian lawmaker, a tea party favorite, had been working with former Reagan administration lawyer Bruce Fein to draft a class-action suit seeking to have the National Security Agency’s surveillance of telephone data declared unconstitutional; the two men appeared together as early as last June to denounce the NSA’s activities.

    But when Paul filed his suit at the U.S. District Court in Washington on Wednesday morning, Fein’s name had been replaced with that of Ken Cuccinelli, the failed Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia who until last month had been the state’s attorney general.

    Fein, who has not been paid for his legal work by Paul’s political action committee, was furious that he had been omitted from the filing he wrote.

    Veeery ticked:

    Ken Cuccinelli stole the suit,” (spokeswoman Mattie Fein) said, adding that Paul, who “already has one plagiarism issue, now has a lawyer who just takes another lawyer’s work product.”

    This man is seriously mentally deranged. Seriously. Plagiarizer Paul!!!

  29. 108 dotster3
    February 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    W.V. must feel like they’re under siege…..

    • 109 Dudette
      February 12, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Goodness gracious. The people of WV really must be at their wits end. The pitchforks out to be out in full force.

    • 110 jackiegrumbacher
      February 12, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      The strange thing is the relentlessness of all these disasters in WV. This is a winter from hell (frozen hell) for a lot of us, but WV is truly being beaten down.

  30. February 12, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Hope all of you have seen this video posted in the previous thread (h/t Nancy LeTourneau) …

    Wanted to express some gratitude to Dale Hansen …

    https://twitter.com/Our4thEstate/status/433786323837542401

  31. February 12, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    It’s only going to get grimmer and grimmer for the GOP as we get closer and closer to 4 Nov 2014 ….

    #LandslideDEMS2014

    YES WE MUST

  32. 115 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2014 at 9:40 pm

  33. 117 Dudette
    February 12, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    For LL and his lady-love

  34. 118 Dudette
    February 12, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    More for inspiration for/from LL :-)

  35. 120 99ts
    February 12, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Christie is soooo Sarah Palin – He smelt the big time – and cannot believe it has disappeared up his ar.e – He would rather be flying around the country being the “big guy” than doing his job – that he promised to do 24X7.

    • 121 Dudette
      February 12, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      Ironic how she’s slamming him in the press over the bridge scandal.

      • 122 99ts
        February 12, 2014 at 10:16 pm

        Hello Dudette – do hope you are warm & dry!

        It is very ironic – just another attempt to whitewash her own scandals that her departure from office let her escape

        I wish the media would just top mentioning anything she says – she even said up front she is talking without knowing anything about the issue – she doesn’t follow ANY political discussions – she understands zilch – just sometimes the collection of words come out in valid sentences.

        • 123 Dudette
          February 12, 2014 at 10:39 pm

          Hi 99ts! Agreed 100%!!!!

          Yep, I’m home safe and warm. Thanks! :-)

          • 124 nathkatun7
            February 13, 2014 at 12:46 am

            Hello Dudette, as always I am coming to TOD meeting late. I am glad you are “home safe and war.” Just wanted to know how your brother is doing? I hope he is feeling much better and on the road to quick recovery.

  36. 125 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    what is going to make the people of WV take a stand against the polluters?

  37. 127 amk for obama
    February 12, 2014 at 10:07 pm

  38. 128 desertflower
    February 12, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    GREAT commercial that Norwegian sports apparel company made to support Russia’s LGBT community. Freaking AWESOME!

  39. 129 Dudette
    February 12, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    More mushy… should probably save it for Friday. Just blame it on LL. :-D

  40. 132 desertflower
    February 12, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Night everyone. See you tomorrow. LL, can’t wait to hear that you made it official and popped the question:) Rock or pebble….you both are amazing! I wish you both all the happiness, love and laughter in the world.

  41. February 12, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Really, Nikki Haley of SC—-You want president Obama to declare your state a disaster area. Really!? I just heard that on my local news. Good thing I had finished brushing my teeth or I would have choked. I say these people can’t surprise me and they always do. Geez!

  42. 135 amk for obama
    February 12, 2014 at 10:27 pm

  43. 137 Dudette
    February 12, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    LOL! :-D

  44. 138 amk for obama
    February 12, 2014 at 10:29 pm

  45. 139 yardarm756
    February 12, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Why folks move to Florida/Hawaii!

  46. 141 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    ?


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