Wonderful trip down memory lane, UT!
@CBSSunday Video: Wounded warrior Sgt. Cory Remsburg’s long march back from war ow.ly/tFWX8 culminating @BarackObama's 2014 SOTU.— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 17, 2014
Congrats LP on #1
TY, Hopefruit! Was shooting for a top 3 finish in lieu of the Olympics, kept my stamina intact for the final stretch, and snuck in! ……..heading to Biology class now
Hmm.. I thought classes were out today. Oh well…enjoy (as best as you can).
Greeeeeeeeeat to see you LP, hope you’ve recovered from your arm injury and are getting back to VERY full health!
GE, Chips! Get my cast off Wednesday……..can’t wait. I left you a message earlier….. I hope your mother is doing better, and I’m sure she will survive your wonderful dinner. TTYS
Congrats LP and totally agree on NW post! Our treasure or Chips.
Fantastic set of pics to honor this amazing President, NW! The best of the bunch, in my opinion!
Awww…thank you, Theo!
Wow, incredible remembrances, NW. My heart and mind reel!
American Ice Dancing Duo Grabs Gold From Canadian Rivals on.mash.to/1cRWefS #Olympics2014— Mashable (@mashable) February 17, 2014
WAIT…that’s a spoiler? Well, I will STILL watch it tonight
Uh oh, sorry. . .
LOL – not to worry CarolMae. It’s all good! This is wonderful news, and makes me want to see it all the more
Wow, Americans win in ice dancing. That used to be dominated by the Soviet Union / Russia.
I know, I was surprised…
I see the Canadians are bitter—-or at least one writer for their big paper is—–after the U.S. won, they called ice dancing “a tawdry whore of a sport”, saying the fix was in. Their duo won last time and finished 2nd. Sounds like sour grapes to me. I watched, and they were all talented and lovely to watch, but I agreed that our pair was a little better, could tell they have been skating together since they were wee tots.
Indeed. I will watch it on NBC tonight. Did the Russian pair come in 3rd?
Yes——and first with the crowd there, of course.
LOL…One thing if I must say, the Russian guy is kinda hawt. But I will leave it at that. Don’t want to get Audrey and Eleroy offended anymore than I already have…
Congratulation to the US Ice Duo.
Motorcade gathering at Sunnylands to escort President Obama to Palm Springs Airport for departure.
Live Coverage when it happens at: http://www.kesq.com/watch-live-news-channel-3-cbs-local-2-news/-/233230/23569678/-/dlqu5r/-/index.html
Gooooooooorgeous photos Nerdy, absolutely lovely, thank you, you goldie nugget.
You’re welcome, Chiparooo!
Admiral.I’m cleaning the bilges today but coming topside long enough to salute your Mom.
5 Ways The Stimulus Saved And Remade America
Beautiful tribute to our Commander–in-Chief, our President Obama. Thanks NW for all the pics, memories, videos, captions, etc.
You’re welcome, HF!
CHARTS: The Recovery Act, five years later
By Steve Benen
Indeed, perhaps the most striking thing about GOP economic arguments is that they weren’t just wrong about the efficacy of Clinton’s policies, and then wrong again during the Bush/Cheney era, and then wrong once again about whether the Recovery Act would help turn the economy around, congressional Republicans also seemed to go to great lengths to impose policies – debt crises, spending cuts, sequestration, a government shutdown – that seemed almost designed to make the economy worse.
It’s why Ben Bernanke – a Fed chairman who, up until extremely recently, was considered a fairly conservative Republican – repeatedly told Capitol Hill that the single biggest obstacle to a healthier economy has been the fiscal policies demanded by GOP lawmakers.
So, I had a sad encounter highlighting that life and time proceed apace.
I was chatting in the back yard with my niece earlier today, and a woman approached the back gate. It took me a moment to realize that it was my niece’s mom, my former sister-in-law. I hadn’t seen her in years, and the years have not been kind to her. It’s an open secret that she has early stages Alzheimer’s. (How she drives I have no idea.) She spends most of the year up in Oregon with her husband, but winters she comes down to L.A. where they have a condo. And it hit me almost immediately of whom she reminded me: my dad’s sister, my aunt Teresa, right when she was coming down with her illness. She was slow, shuffling, and just not quite here. It was such a marked difference from the energetic, intelligent person she was when married to my brother.
The ramp is up and ready for @BarackObama departure at #PSP @MyDesert http://t.co/tPaUTx588T— Denise Goolsby (@denisegoolsby) February 17, 2014
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A Random Act of Kindness, vote for Meta! 😍
What I think tea or Café au Làit with Meta would be like. 😊 http://t.co/nR1l2kZObK— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) February 17, 2014
Ahhhhh, you’re too sweet. I ♥ you.
Yes, looks like a nice afternoon with meta. And this used to be my idea of Tea Parties…until 2009 and the US GOP media…
They ruined everything. . .
Seriously. They have really ruined EVERYTHING.
Oh My World.
I am in Heaven……Smiling from Cheek to Cheek
Thought this was funny—–this Yankees fan. And just happy to see the word “spring” as in spring training—-as we are getting bombarded ONCE AGAIN with ANOTHER round of big snow here in Illinois. Sick of it. But there will be spring again one day, right?
Well, we already have the baseball photo of the year MT @RobTornoe: Raccoon watches Yankees spring-training workouts http://t.co/3OB4Q725TG— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) February 17, 2014
Awwwwwwwwwww, look at the little fella!!!
Dotster, we’re getting the same bombardment overnight–it’s sending me into despair. There’s absolutely NO MORE ROOM to put snow. But every day does bring us closer to Spring even if it is excruciatingly slow.
Meanwhile, in my world, the tree on my verge is blooming. It’s February. It shouldn’t bloom until April.
I notice that the days are getting longer (which means we are moving AWAY from winter and TOWARDS summer), despite all the cold/snowy weather we’ve been having. Just a month ago, my lights would be on at this time of day. Now all my lights are OFF, and I can still see .
Buh-bye Winter…see you later!
In case you missed it at bottom of last thread. . .
February 17, 2014: It’s not obscure or strange, but I wanted to draw George and Abe for Presidents Day. But we do have two lesser-known days to combine with our founding fathers: Random Acts of Kindness Day and National Cafe au Lait Day.
It's also Café au Lait Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day. 😍 http://t.co/FLEXIS4Dab— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) February 17, 2014
Ah, love that Carol!
Happy President's Day, Prez @BarackObama! I took this pic of U in 2008! Thank U 4 all that you do 4 our country. http://t.co/rdq71W5QPv— Maritza Solito (@maritzasolito) February 17, 2014
Thank you Meta, for posting my tweet. I used to donate to you FR at http://www.barackobama.com/ back in the day.
Thank you so much for all that you do.
OH, I remember you! You so kindly helped get my fundraisers off the ground. So glad to see you here, Maritza! Our POTUS does us proud every day.
I love our president and thank you so much for all that you have done for all of us.
Wearing sunglasses, Pres Obama jogs up the steps to Air Force One for the flight back to DC.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 17, 2014
I love to see the President “jogging up the steps” – makes me realize that with/without scandal Christie will never be President. He would have trouble surviving the walk up those stairs.
Siena College survey released Monday questioned historians and scholars about who they think were the best First Ladies? Number one was Eleanor Roosevelt, two was Abigail Adams, three was Jackie Kennedy, four was Dolly Madison and five was our FLOTUS, Mrs. Michelle Obama.
We won’t let the right wing haters see this survey. It would drive them even more crazy.
But who really cares. I think FLOTUS should be higher on that list, but who knows maybe by the time she and POTUS leave the WH she will be.
AB, this is not a bad list, but I would put Michelle Obama where Jackie Kennedy is. Jackie was sweet and tragic, but Michelle has measurable solid results for her initiatives and she has helped so many people. Eleanor Roosevelt had three terms and a portion of a fourth to make a difference and then she went on to do great work for human rights when she was a widow. She is one of the most remarkable women in history in my opinion. As for Abigail and Dolly Madison–both of them should have been president, instead of their husbands.
I think I mentioned this before here, but my mom, when she was a new young teacher at a country school in Iowa, met Eleanor Roosevelt. She just arrived one day at her school, unannounced, observed the teaching and wanted my mom’s input on what she needed for her school, what she thought might improve rural education, one of Eleanor’s interests/initiatives. That was quite a special surprise for my mom, a big highlight. (the other was meeting the cute young guy who ran the general store/gas station kitty corner from the country school at the 4 way stop there) (my dad)
I agree with you jg…..MO should be where Jackie is. Absolutely.
Loved the photo my daughter posted on facebook for Presidents Day. They took their little guy to an auto museum yesterday—–he likes all cars, trucks, things that go. And they had a really cool statue of President Obama there, sitting casually on a park bench, in his blue suit, white shirt, red and white striped tie, arm nonchalantly resting on the back of the bench, tie slightly askew—-so photo taken with my cute little grandson sitting and grinning beside him. It was so excellent, trust me. (I am photo posting challenged so y’all will just have to picture it in your minds, as you always have to do with my “photos”)
From last thread, thanks to JER, a link to PBO’s departure:
Ooopsie, looks like they’re running an earlier report. He’s airborne!
Chips you have me in pending for invoking the names that shall not be called!!
I’m going have to fix this, can’t have people being spammerized just because they type those names!!
Heh…I will type just the initials going forward
Dare I ask what are the names that dare not be called?
If I type the names, I will go into pending. But you’ve probably seen them in many of my tweets – my “naughty mat” tweets in particular. These two individuals I have to request their pardon so as to not offend their sensibilities…. A & E….
Well, just saw this: Snoop Lion doing a commercial in the UK for MoneySupermarket.com.
It is possible. Vote BLUE! http://t.co/PPYbWooJia— NO! GOP! NO! (@NoGOPNo) February 17, 2014
Spot on, sailor.
Great tweet, yardarm!
I hope it’s that peaceful when it comes.
Buh-bye @BarackObama! We'll see you next time! #sunnylandssummit http://t.co/JGlmTEchqL— Liz Kelly Nelson (@lizkellynelson) February 17, 2014
Its true. http://t.co/Vs4ieDIWfm— NO! GOP! NO! (@NoGOPNo) February 17, 2014
So, So true, brother!
That pic where PBO is looking at FLOTUS after one of the debates – I give that picture and whatever it conveys all due reverence. Can’t mess with that….something really deep there – goes well beyond love, admiration, lust, pride, respect. Something quite possibly out of the mortal realm…
It is my absolute favorite photo, HF. Truly the look of love.
I agree HF. That look speaks VOLUMES! I feel like I’m intruding…it’s so personal
I too have never been able to put a name to it, Hopef. I like your explanation ••► ‘goes well beyond love, admiration, lust, pride, respect. Something quite possibly out of the mortal realm’. I don’t believe in that moment he saw anyone else who might have been near! Even with the physical distance between us, the Obamas have taught me so much about love and relationships, among other things. I’ve said it before – I’m blessed to be alive during this moment in history!
The way he looks at her ……..
Beautifully stated HF. This is one of my favorites. I remember at the end of the debate then Senator Barack Obama was searching for someone and it was Michelle. This photo captures the moment he embraces her with his eyes. He had found what he was looking for.
He says that she is his rock. In that picture that is obvious. Thanks for these pictures.
I tried to vote for Meta, but I don’t do Facebook and I don’t tweet…..how do I sign in to vote?
Fantastic &hearts ♥ ♥
Awesome NW. You Did Real Good.
Video screen grab of @BarackObama getting ready to depart from #PSP. @MyDesert http://t.co/4Qy9l54bGm— Denise Goolsby (@denisegoolsby) February 17, 2014
Hey LL and all other SoCal TODers. Maybe after it opens, we could meet there and try it out. I’ve never heard of them before. Also, there hiring – pass it along…
THE “PIZZAREV-OLUTION” IS COMING SOON TO MID-CITY, LOS ANGELES!
PizzaRev Announces Job Fair on Tuesday 2/18 From 11-4pm at New
“Midtown Crossing” Location 4550 W. Pico Blvd. (at San Vicente Blvd.)
Custom-Designed 9,600 Pound Stone-Bed Oven is Now Installed!
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 17, 2014) — PizzaRev, the nation’s leading made-to-order artisanal pizza concept, is getting closer to the Grand Opening of a new location in Mid-City, Los Angeles, CA. “PizzaRev’s custom-designed four-ton stone-hearth oven is installed, and we’re fired-up to start serving pizzas soon in Mid-City!” said Irv Zuckerman, Co-CEO of PizzaRev. The location will sit at the intersection of Pico Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd in the Midtown Crossing shopping center, and is expected to open in March. Partner & COO Nicholas Eckerman has announced a Job Fair – February 18 from 11am to 4pm — taking place at the Mid-City location. “We expect to add over 30 jobs to the local economy with our opening, and we are excited to meet the newest members of the PizzaRev family. The positive energy of our staff and attention to great customer service has been one of the hallmarks of our success.”
Pizza and booze. I’m there!
I’m down! Me Three!
If you do make a plan, Tally can invite my daughter, too! What a hoot that would be!
Absolutely MP. We’d love for her to join us
GGail, I will make sure to check out PizzaRev the next time I am in Los Angeles.
that sneaky joy is creeping up on meta! votevotevote!
will you post the site again for those that haven’t voted yet, susanne? Ought to make it as easy as possible:) Thanks! ♥
Anyone who hasn’t voted will get a naked Newt pic. You have been warned.
Oh. Holy. Shit. NO NAKED NEWT!!!! Vote like your lives depended on it…because THEY DO!!!
If we get the Naked Newt – It’ll be the Lurkers fault!
Hear that Lurkers – get busy voting!!!!!
GGail, there will be no assigning of fault, it will be a collective thing because this is a communistic blog – I will check the number of visitors here each day, and if they do not tally with Meta’s votes then, well, you know what’s coming.
People….let’s get busy!
Get Out The Vote!
DF, there are ladies out there who would beg for a naked Newt pic, you just have nooooooo taste.
Oh for shit sakes! You HAVE to be kidding:) You’re kidding….right? Blind women. Blind stupid women. There aren’t any women of that nature on this blog. Sorry. Don’t make us see that thing. Please. Begging.
DF, send out an SOS tweet, tweet, tweet – NOW! My eyes can’t take the sight of naked Leroy Newt – (shudder)
Come on DF, be honest, from a certain distance he’s super sexy:
I almost peed on myself from laughing!
Admit it GGail, you swooned.
I am dying of laughter.
Then I said to self, TOD is a place to go get information, banter with a loving community and then, all Hell breaks with that eye hurting, but lung cracking laughter……
Lady Chips, Thanks You.
You owe me a set of Lungs
Lungs on their way, Nena!
Who the hell is that Chipsticks?
I mean that guy in the red shorts and shades who TMZ is following.
Sweet Jesus!!! I voted!!! I even tried to vote twice, but I couldn’t! I’m getting ill….
You know Dakota, I’m beginning to think this is the best way to Get Out The Vote in 2014 – leave it with me!
I wish I could vote for her again, over and over ♥
In today’s ugh news, Dick Cheney was in my nearby town Sunday for a fundraiser for FFA.
Mmmmm. . .
Curious about @amk4obama 😉 http://t.co/uPJVkas1Vw— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) February 17, 2014
Honest Abe. . . http://t.co/kvb0vgMwaR— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) February 17, 2014
Is anyone else obsessively refreshing http://www.thekitchn.com/nominate-for-your-favorite-sweets-baking-cooking-blog-for-the-homies-awards-the-homies-2014-200246 and wishing bad things on Joy’s pastries?
Shhhh! Chips, you’re blowing my cover!!!!
I know we’re meant to be sporting about this, the Olympic spirit and all, but, ‘scuse me, **** that.
Well, alright “Mike Chips Tyson”
LH sheepishly raises hand – “Guilty”
Ladyhawke, we are one!!
I see there is a big to do on twitter about the origin of Melissa Harris Perry’s new sweet baby. She hinted she will tell the story, but not everything is everyone’s biz-ness. And icebergslim is still around? Could never figure out what happened to her—-from Obama supporter to a hateful anti-Obama nut.
LOL – apparently MHP posted a pic of the baby and some folks assumed it was an adoption since they didn’t see a “baby bump” However,as MHP indicated, their child was not adopted. But she didn’t really expand any further in the tweet and instead promised to “tell their story” at a later time/date. Meanwhile, Icebergslim is demanding to know what is going on….seems like the same controlling icebergslim we knew from Old Orange!!!
wow slim is still on there hatin’ away.. soooooo glad I’ve never gone back.
Tomorrow: Pres Obama visits a Safeway Distribution Center in Upper Marlboro, MD to deliver a speech. Wednesday: daytrip to Mexico.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 17, 2014
Lovely to see so many stories welcoming our daughter. However @JamesHPerry & I did not adopt. Adoption is loving choice but not our story.— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) February 17, 2014
So Surrogacy or her sister, perhaps, Mom, carried the baby for them.
Either way, a True Blessing all around. Welcome to the World Baby Perry.
Wooooooah – looking sharp, Mr President (leaving Palm Springs today). http://t.co/GPB5qCeEjN— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 17, 2014
It aught to be against the law for a President to be so good looking
Seriously, GGail – that is a ridiculous photo!
Seriously! If only I could have been a stow-away
This is YET another naughty mat moment, and I’ve been trying my best all day to not get into trouble! Chips you’re making things very complicated for me at this time.
Huh, like I would lead you astray?
LAWD….You are banned from this blog!
Oh mamma WHY!!!!!!
Chips it’s naughty time in the afternoon here in hot Los Angeles. (I hear you laughing woman!!!)
%hearts; you Chips, but I can’t explain this to
ohh my goodness… haven’t seen this one before. Have mercy Chips !
Sorry sherijr, I will of course.
oh no don’t stop on account of me… more more, lol! oops more it is I see
oh damn. NO President should ever look this delicious, it is a sin. more more!
A Sharp Dressed POTUS……
I have a ZZ Top’s Tune going around in my head right about now. The POTUS can wear The Shades……GQ…..Style
Other than here at TOD, I have not posted or made any other comments on the Child Killer on TeaNN today. I will not click any link, I will not take part in driving traffic for Money making sites looking for web Traffic.
Until the media respects Trayvon Martin’s Life and his untimely Death, I am now pledging here at TOD, the Child Killer from FL who was interviewed today on TeaNN will no longer get notoriety from my Clicks.
What ho peeps. Late to the party as usual. Congrats Meta. Voted and Tweeted. You are now Numero Uno with my 83rd vote. Woot!
Vote @pastrystudio for best 2014 Homies blog -> bit.ly/MsG2eQ becuz #MoltenChocolateCaramelCakes Hullo!!! http://t.co/V1RxmGzSeI— (@PurpleShoesLA) February 17, 2014
Delurked for meta + speedy recovery for Mama Chips. No mankinis please.
Thank you so much Cluny!
All worthy reasons to delurk!
This dudes wife must be a reptile.
Every woman with Louis Vuittons SPIKED HIGH HEELS should kick them so far up this MORONS ASS that he can taste them http://t.co/rcMTjpT9GV— (@SassySis843) February 18, 2014
probably insane – no sane woman would live with any of them
Sure there would. Marsha Blackburn, Virginia Foxx, Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin and all the female pundits on Faux noise!
Nope – they live with men who shut up and carry the handbag
No comment. I carry my own handbag, thank you very much!
Your welcome. I’ve always been jealous of the fact that men’s clothes contain pockets – giving them no need to carry anything.
We have man bags now my dear.
Mr 99 still happy with pockets my friend.
That’s okay. I only use mine for special events and real dressy affairs.
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