♥ ♥ Happy Valentine’s Day, Early Birds ♥ ♥
Have to run, back later!
Happy Valentine’s Day, sleepy heads. Where is everyone?
Well, two of us are awake. Good morning, linda.
Morning! Have a great day!
Happy ♥ Valentine’s Day ♥ Chipsticks…TOD Early Birds!!!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you, swblue.
I guess a lot of people are sleeping in, thawing out, etc. Hopefully, the snow and ice don’t spoil Valentine’s Day plans for people on the east coast. At the same time, I am of the belief that people should show their love beyond the Hallmark/florist designated day. Makes it more meaningful.
Morning Ms Chips! Morning everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day!
GM early birds – hope you are all unfreezing – wherever you are
Happy Valintines Day Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family. <3
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY to Chips and all of my TOD friends.
A Valentine’s Prayer of Gratefulness for The Obama Diary Family and Friends
There are moments when we smile and the whole world smiles back; moments of joy that can’t be contained and we share it with everyone.
There are moments when we are sad because our loads are heavy, and we feel that we are all alone and no one really cares. Then, a spark lights up our day, and a treasure of gratefulness opens the spirit of our soul, and we can smile again, even if it’s just for a little while.
I am grateful on this beautiful Valentine’s Day because the same amount of energy that we use to be unhappy, is the same amount that is required to be happy. I am grateful that Chipsticks created this beautiful community for President Obama’s supporters; believing in a new day and paving the way for a new and more deliberate future. Thank you Chipsticks and HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Happy Valentine’s Day Danny Boy!
I am grateful for the beautiful souls that supports and lend their intellectual minds to TOD; keeping all of us informed with “real news” that matters, packed with truths, and giving us some of the most beautiful and breath taking pictures that leave many in awe. Thank you Liberal Librarian, Nerdy Wonka, Bobfr and so many others who are supporting Chipsticks and TOD with their work. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
I pray that Gobrooklyn will recover in full. Dear God, we love Gobrooklyn, please touch her and heal her and give her a full recovery from the cancer that has settled in her body. You are able to do all things, and on this Valentine’s Day, give her a special touch of your healing in Jesus name. Amen
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY Gobrooklyn! Sending healing prayers and energy your way.
Happy Valentine’s Day and continued recovery for No Child Left Behind, Tnmtngirl, Dudette’s brother, CarolMaeWY and MelaTX. I pray for your full recovery in Jesus name. MelaTX, your dark place will soon be a place of beautiful bright lights. Please don’t give up and don’t give in, you will laugh again.
To the TOD family and community, I pray that your challenges, if you have some, will melt away. I pray that all will have a joyful and beautiful day. I pray that no one is feeling lonely, even if you are alone on this special day; someone loves you, someone cares, and someone believes that your best days are ahead of you and not behind you. Now, you must believe.
Happy Valentine’s Day to our four legged family members that give us joy; Vespa, Maggie, Mr. Nickelby, Kasper and Miss pretty girl Pearl and Chanel.
I am grateful because I woke up this morning, and I have an opportunity to pray for all and wish the best for all. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TOD FAMILY and FRIENDS!
Valentine’s Day Blessings,
What a lovely blessing and so beautifully stated. Thank you, Cindy and Happy Valentine’s Day to you.
This is a lovely message and so very much needed for one and all. Thanks, Cindy and I wish you a wonderful Valetine’s Day too.
Thank you, sweet Cindy. What a blessed and uplifting way to begin this day.
Two week check with my doctor yesterday. He says I am doing GREAT. Thanks once again to all of you for your love, care, prayers and support.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY to all!
Great news, Tn. You’ll be running around feeling better than ever in no time.
You are the sweetest. Thanks for your message and for lifting the spirits of all. Hugs to you!
Thank you for that beautiful expression of love and blessings Dear Cindy! I’m wishing you all the same ten-fold.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all you sweethearts! Cindy, you said it best this morning.
Cindy, what a beautiful, thoughtful Blessing! Thank you!
Cindy, this is a beautiful message!! Thank you so much! It really touched me! I wish you all you said and more. Happy Valentine’s TOD!!
Cindy, that was so beautiful! I agree with everything you said, I just want to add we are thankful for you. I am thankful for all who come here and contribute. We are a community.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all!
Thank you Cindy. This is beautiful. Peace and Blessings to you and yours.
I hope you see this, Cindy! This is such a beautiful prayer. Thank you so much for offering it. I wish the same for you and everybody else here on TOD. Happy Valentines day!
DEMOCRATS CAMPAIGNING ON OBAMACARE – GOING AFTER THE GOVERNORS
Wait a minute, this is something for “ME”.
Dems campaigning on Obamacare
At least two Democrat use the Affordable Care Act as a positive in their campaign, enrollment increases. Joy Reid
joins Lawrence O’Donnell.
Well, LH, they damned well better campaign on Obamacare in PA. We are lagging far behind other states and Corbett’s version of extending Medicaid is to enrich the pockets of his friends. He’s GOT to go.
Lawrence had a good show yesterday – all positive for the democrats
ELECT ME SO I CAN TAKE AWAY YOUR HEALTH CARE
Over 1 Million Added to Rolls of Health Plan
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and REED ABELSON
“The case for repeal is infinitely harder now that people actually have coverage,” said Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to the president, who added that the increased momentum of enrollment documented in Wednesday’s report gives the advantage to Democrats. “A message of ‘elect me so I can take health care away from my soon-to-be constituents’ is a dead-bang loser.”
The ACA is a WINNING issue for Dems, and the sooner they realize that the better. Tweet to your Congress-critter or write on their Facebook wall and tell them why it helps you. Let’s make #iHeartObamacare trend today.
Congrats on 1st Sweetbay!!
Happy Friday TODers
Report: 5.8 Million People Lose Access To Medicaid Due To GOP Obstruction
LH, this should be the front page headline on every newspaper and the first topic on tv reports, or, it would be, if we had a decent press.
Good morning everyone. Have a great Valentine’s Day, even if you treat yourself. We’ve got a busy day of exercise, lunch with a dear friend and then our own special Valentine’s Day celebration. The sun is out today and the white stuff is more blinding than ever, but we’re starting the day with a truly balmy 29 degrees. I do so long for green grass.
“Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into a North Carolina River.
The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Duke Energy have been ordered by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh to turn over all relevant emails, memos and reports from 2010 through the Feb. 2 spill.”
Rachel had a session on this last night – “An official criminal investigation of a suspected felony is being conducted by an agency of the United States and a federal grand jury.”
Apparently, there is no low CNN won’t sink to for ratings. People are working hard to stop the fight and what does CNN do? Give Trayvon Martin’s killer the spotlight. My heart breaks for Trayvon Martin’s family. Everywhere they turn, they have to be confronted with the monster who killed their child. Chris Cuomo gets to go home and hug his kids at night. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy don’t.
This is heartless and thank goodness people aren’t keeping silent. A monster killed an innocent child because he didn’t like the color of his skin and CNN thinks this is the way to honor Trayvon Martin. There truly are some sick people in this world.
Tune in to #NewDay Tuesday @CNN from 6 – 9 am ET as @ChrisCuomo interviews George Zimmerman: cnn.it/1jEoQkE http://t.co/in5SUhcDRn— New Day (@NewDay) February 14, 2014
DESPICABLE. This monster should be shunned and ridiculed.
@NewDay @CNN @ChrisCuomo Really despicable of you continuing to celebrate this child killer! You have sunk to the lowest depths.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 14, 2014
CNN: #CancelTheInterview change.org/petitions/cnn-… via @Change Let's go!— (@princss6) February 14, 2014
Thanks, dudette. Signed the petition. I don’t watch CNN–ever, so don’t know who their advertisers are, but we need a campaign against them as well.
NW, this is a new low even for CNN. Do they have “exclusive” interviews with every murderer? Do they highlight the monstrous face of everyone who kills a child? Maybe that’s their next ‘reality’ show–getting intimate with killers. I hope CNN ratings tank through the floor and people turn off Chris Cuomo permanently. This is the most blatant and disgusting appeal to racists that I’ve ever seen. I hope a lot of advertisers see what they’re paying for and withdraw their support.
Please note: I've stopped using #Trayvon's killer's name. He searches for it #OnHere, Gets off on the attention. I refuse to enable him.— April (@ReignOfApril) February 14, 2014
Hiya, Dudette. Good to see you, friend.
I am glad to see that, Dudette. Ever since his acquittal, I have routinely referred to him as Trayvon’s murderer. I refuse to give him power. I do the same thing with the Woman from Wasilla. Never repeat her name. These people crave this kind of attention.
Utterly disgusting. How sad!
HORRIBLE! I can’t stand even seeing his face. CNN is crap. Thanks for letting us know. I never watch them, now I won’t even visit their website.
Good morning, lovelies, and Happy Valentines Day to the TOD community with a big heart. Take it easy out there and stay safe.
During visit to CA farmers tomorrow, PBO will announce $1B resilience fund for communities battling climate change. #NotWaitingforCongress— meta (@metaquest) February 14, 2014
Whoops, that’s today, not tomorrow.
During visit to CA farmers today, PBO will announce $1B resilience fund for communities battling climate change. #NotWaitingforCongress— meta (@metaquest) February 14, 2014
Major Droughts in Drying West; Fracking a Water Hog and Causes Drought…
Almost half (47%) of all U.S. wells are being developed in regions with high to extremely high water stress. This means that more than 80 percent of the annual available water is already allocated to municipal, industrial and agricultural users in these regions.
The irony of fracking: It destroys the natural resource it needs most. The tragedy for those living nearby fracking operations: That natural resource is the fresh—and increasingly scarce—water supply on which they, too, depend.
And not only does fracking—or hydraulic fracturing—demand enormous amounts of fresh water no matter where it takes places, a troubling new study released Wednesday found that a majority of places where the controversial drilling technique is most prevalent are the same regions where less and less water is available.
“Sometime today, we’re expected to find out whether the workers in that Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen plant have decided to unionize. I hope very much that they didn’t let Sen. Bob Corker’s intimidation campaign—which strikes me as a possible violation of the Wagner Act, a point to which I’ll return—scare them out of voting yes.”
Sen Corker lied – Volkswagen is NOT against the union
In the past few weeks, Volkswagen officials have made several statements that the vote will have no bearing on whether the SUV will be made at the Chattanooga plant or at a plant in Puebla, Mexico.
Wow! All makes sense now! @SHAQ who endorsed Christie and has been defending him STILL is an investor in a Christie-heralded CONDO project!— (@Only4RM) February 14, 2014
Wow. One world for the wealthy and another for those not willing/who don’t have the funds to line Christie’s pockets.
Corruption in glaring form.
Is that the building Cory Booker had a campaign office in ? Did Booker pay any rent is the question ?
Follow the money.
Cory has been might mum during this whole Christie fracas.
It’s always about money,. Sorry Shaw sold his soul.
Should have been Shaw. Typed without my glasses.
Thank you for the information. Follow the money!
Conservative billionaires freak me out. This is the world they want.
Tonight, Tom Perkins explicitly advocated taking away THE RIGHT TO VOTE from people with lower income. This is *actual* class warfare.— Anil Dash (@anildash) February 14, 2014
"The Tom Perkins system is you don't get to vote unless you pay $1 in taxes" and "if you pay $1M in taxes you get 1 million votes"— Josh Harkinson (@JoshHarkinson) February 14, 2014
They want apartheid america. End of story.
Happy Friday! Happy Valentine’s Day! If you didn’t get to read this yesterday….not too late to read it today:)
political journalists turned their focus away from being the source of information to become analysts of the power game. Voters/citizens are objectified via the assumption that we are merely the field on which these games are played.
This is why Chuck Todd can so blithely claim that its not his job to call out the lies being told about Obamacare. Its not because he is a tool of the GOP. Its because he literally doesn’t think its his job to provide the public with accurate information about policies. He thinks his job is to analyze what works/doesn’t work for the power players in politics.
As always, worth your time.
I heard an NPR interview with a journalist covering the Olympics today regarding Putin saying the American journalists are acting like we are still in the Cold War Era trying to paint everything in that light. The NPR guy questioned the seasoned journalist. He did not think it was true, but when he told what they did and why I finally found something I agree with Putin on. The journalist said they use what Americans think about Russia as a starting point and find stories that are along that line. Like Chuck Todd said they do not think their job is to educate, but it is to please the viewers (give them what they want and can understand). The journalists feed the stereotype of Russia just as they have been feeding the public here the vision that Fox and RWNJS have created of PBO.
SERIOUS FUN ALERT!! I thought I was seeing things:) Go to Smartpants site…click just outside the actual story…watch what happens:) Pretty cool trick…………………………
Ah! At first I didn’t see it! That’s so cute! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Wasn’t that cute? I thought I didn’t see what I saw at first, too! Then it was kinda fun….Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too!
Wishing my beloved TOD Family a “Lover-ly” Valentine’s Day! Hope the Valentine’s Rabbit is exceedingly good to you! :-D
@Kat4Obama Well, of course! Everyone knows about the Valentine's Rabbit! Hope you've been good!:-) http://t.co/Qf5Pniuavv— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 14, 2014
The original Immigration problem….. http://t.co/5pJpelNymG— Joyce Jeffries (@MsRock4Ever) February 14, 2014
Good Morning TODVille.
Happy Friday, but most of all, Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentines Day to all those that are in love with me.
Thank you TOD family!
Wishing “EVERYONE” a DELICIOUSLY, WONDERFUL, AWESOME AND SPLENDID VALENTINE’S DAY!
Off to teach and convince my students why Math is wonderful and beautiful thing : )
Livestream open for VP Joe’s address to the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference:
Actually, that says “audio only.” This site has video:
Ahh a pillow. http://t.co/aceh5SYUNR— jamie (@gnuman1979) February 14, 2014
You win. This is waaaay cuter than the hearts at Smartypants:) That could be my cat, Lucy…she would allow that.
My cat, Oscar, is a 25 pound red tabby, and the pillow is my 8 pound Pomeranian, Zoey. It’s quite a love affair.
President Obama is Progressive. Here Are 235 Examples of Progress So Far| Please Cut the Crap. pleasecutthecrap.com/obama-accompli…— RanMan (@ranman09) February 14, 2014
Kedrich, Kirche. St. Valentine's Church, stained glass windows, St. Valentine and St. Dionysius. http://t.co/F1JAGOncK8— James Thorne (@JamesThorne2) February 14, 2014
#canceltheinterview trending upwards on twitter
@NerdyWonka @ChrisCuomo @NewDay They want more of that racist child killer fan club demographic. #Evil gets a forum on @CNN— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 14, 2014
Especially wrenching as we await the verdict on another murderer.
Yep. They’re probably already working on a reality show featuring the both of them.
GM Dudette – they are certainly getting the twitter hits – hope that gives them 2nd thoughts – also Dunn jury about to resume deliberations
Okay no more complaints about Atlanta’s Snowjam :-)
'Wut stop sign officer' #ExtremeWeather http://t.co/RilR0A4YjG— Lazy Horse (@TP_TV) February 11, 2014
Scientist Community http://t.co/DtuzeTaBsw— El Che (@Eldomiche) February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine’s Day TOD ~ I must say the weather people here sure called things right.. first the snow.. then the ice, even my porch rails are covered in ice this morning. Be careful out there!
Enjoy the day!
Happy Valentines Day, Tweeps! I hope THIS day is filled with LOVE, from family, friends AND, if there is one… That SPECIAL person! :-)— AlinaJo (@ItsAlinaJo) February 14, 2014
.@ChrisCuomo @CNN Our streets are dripping with blood and violence. Stop promoting murderers. #CanceltheInterview— meta (@metaquest) February 14, 2014
#CancelTheInterview because killing a Black child should not make one a celebrity in this country. Black bodies matter. @ChrisCuomo @NewDay— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 14, 2014
#CancelTheInterview because Trayvon Martin's parents deserve better than seeing their child's murderer become a celebrity. @ChrisCuomo @CNN— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 14, 2014
#CancelTheInterview because by giving Trayvon's killer the spotlight, @ChrisCuomo, @CNN & @NewDay endorse the dehumanization of Black people— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 14, 2014
Superlative tweetage NW! Well Done!
♥ Happy Valentine’s Day TODer’s ♥
#iHeartObamacare #GetCovered because you'll need heath care coverage when you least expect it. http://t.co/0oS6wQnozz— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) February 14, 2014
Happy Valentines Day to President @BarackObama @FLOTUS and the First Family. You fill our hearts each day. http://t.co/3GfUAVwMFM— meta (@metaquest) February 14, 2014
Morning NW, Chips & TOD, and Happy Valentines Day to everyone :)
.@BarackObama Happy Valentine's Day & thank you for the ACA. #iHeartObamacare because it gives families peace of mind http://t.co/Dzah5tZDHf— Judith fardig (@FardigJudith) February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine’s Day Everybody.
President Obama delivers remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md. fb.me/19Cefk3Uw— QkTip (@QkTipcom) February 14, 2014
This is purely wonderful!
It has been the Official Fashion Week in NYC—a very BFD for the fashion industry, but I haveta say that First Lady Michelle Obama’s Fashion Week—–Red Coat!! and drop-dead gorgeous evening gown!! certainly was one enormous boost to good taste and beautiful clothing. A one woman fashion week.
You protect me from terrorists and pathogens and pollution and bigots and foreign armies and racketeers. You enforce a semblance of order in the neighborhood and in the marketplace. You finance stuff that I use all the time, more or less for free: bridges, dams, GPS, federal reserve banks, crash-test dummies (indirectly), and Medicare (soon).
You deliver my mail, plus the odd cruise missile.
You didn’t even have to offer Big Bird or Obamacare. You had me at the Louisiana Purchase.
Not to mention my land-grant-college education and my graphite and titanium golf clubs—dual-use materials researched and developed by you. Stealth fighter shmealth shmighter, we’re talking 30 extra yards off the tee, baby.
Also you invented the Internet, which is soooo great for global communications and last-minute shopping. Meanwhile, you’ve been ticking off items on the ol’ honey-do list. “End slavery,” check. “Eradicate polio,” check. “Clean Lake Erie,” check. “Elvis stamp,” thank you very much.
Biden promises House Dems he won't ramble on–since Obama is due to follow him shortly— David Lightman (@LightmanDavid) February 14, 2014
Biden: "on every major issue people agree with the Democratic Party."— David Lightman (@LightmanDavid) February 14, 2014
Bear with me TODers. Something came up and I’m helping Chips out.
Your Rise and Shine will soon be posted.
"There isn't a Republican party … I wish there was one person you could sit across a table " and make a deal, Biden says— David Lightman (@LightmanDavid) February 14, 2014
Check our her instagram!!
Happy Valentine's Day instagram.com/p/kZoWy-uxjZ/— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) February 14, 2014
Thank you Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
That’s great! She’s great! :-D
Biden says there will be "3 political lifetimes " between now and November— David Lightman (@LightmanDavid) February 14, 2014
Obama has left the WH on Marine One en route to speak to House Dem retreat in Cambridge, Md.— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) February 14, 2014
Who was he wearing ?
His suits are custom tailored by Hartmarx, which is a 121 year old Chicago based company and the largest suit maker in the United States. http://mensfashion.about.com/od/celebritystyle/ig/Barack-Obama-s-Signature-Suit/
“You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” [Obama] said. “I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.” http://www.fastcompany.com/3026265/work-smart/always-wear-the-same-suit-obamas-presidential-productivity-secrets
Sadly, the company fell on hard times recently.
“The company and its United States subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy on January 23, 2009. At the time, the company said its Canadian and other non-U.S. affiliates had not sought bankruptcy protection.[dead link] Workers threatened to occupy Hartmarx’s plant if the company’s creditor, Wells Fargo Bank, attempted to lay off workers and liquidate the company’s assets. On June 22, 2009, Hartmarx Corp. received five bids for its assets in its bankruptcy proceedings. Bidders included Emerisque/SKNL North America, Affliction Clothing Co., Perry Ellis, and Versa Capital Management. In August 2009, Emerisque Brands UK and its partner SKNL North America completed their purchase of Hartmarx….
…In 2012, Authentic Brands Group, an intellectual property corporation with a mandate to acquire, manage and build long-term value in prominent consumer brands, purchased Hart Schaffner Marx along with HMX’s other properties.”
Their website is basically a placeholder
This ice storm surely proves there ain't no global warming
#p2 #uniteblue #tcot #lnyhbt #teaparty http://t.co/SflkEBXFGU— Leyla (@MiamiLib) February 14, 2014
Photo: President Obama leaves White House for House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md. via @AP http://t.co/9nM3CkWiY0— Charles Dharapak (@Dharapak) February 14, 2014
Ari Goldmann, independent contractor and waiter, speaks to House Democrats about how he was able to get insurance thanks to ACA— David Lightman (@LightmanDavid) February 14, 2014
@BtyBlk @nileawhile @NewDay @CNN @ChrisCuomo Advertisers know sponsoring racist child killers is bad for business. #CancelTheInteview— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 14, 2014
@BtyBlk @nileawhile @NewDay @CNN @ChrisCuomo Advertisers know sponsoring a racist child killer is bad for business. #CancelTheInterview— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 14, 2014
@CNN you're exploiting the death of an innocent child & exalting the killer who got away w/murder based on an unjust law #CanceltheInterview— ProudLiberal (@EdieVP) February 14, 2014
Something beautiful to offset the ugly
A butterfly in flight. http://t.co/m12EIidkxl— Beautiful Pictures (@BEAUTIFULPlCS) February 14, 2014
Rise and Shine.
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