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  1. February 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    My only hope is that they don’t vote. Mostly because they’re too stupid to find the polling place.

    • February 18, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      These people must have to sign a release thingie for the video to be shown ….. why on earth would they do it? $$s????

      • February 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm

        You’d be amazed at what people will do to claim their 15 seconds of fame.

      • 19 vcprezofan2
        February 18, 2014 at 3:38 pm

        I was wondering if they were told after that they were way off base and would be appearing on TV? The last time I saw Kimmell doing something similar (with the ACA and Obamacare) people were at least told afterwards that the two names referred to the same law. You know, I’m not sure I wouldn’t be caught in one of these, because a) I work on the assumption that the media (in my world anyways) wouldn’t start out with a lie and b) I rarely listen intelligently when in circumstances like this.

        • February 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm

          I’d just assume they have to give permission for their clips to be aired, but as LL suggested, some people will agree to flippin’ anything to get on the TeeVee – they’re probably thrilled! I remember those ACA ‘interviews’, my head is still sore from banging it on the desk.

  2. 32 GGail
    February 18, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Chips, are you trying to tell us you prefer Kimmel or Fallon because of stupid people??? I really don’t think those are random people. Really? even the old folks didn’t know how to answer the Roosevelt question correctly?

  3. 37 donna dem 4 obama
    February 18, 2014 at 3:56 pm

  4. 38 anniebella
    February 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Is people that dam stupid, not to know that FDR is dead.

  5. February 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    So, one reason I’m not very worried about China overtaking the US as the world’s premier economic power.

    China has the second largest economy in the world and has been growing at an astonishing rate for the past 30 years. In a documentary for the This World strand, the BBC’s new economics editor Robert Peston reveals that the vast majority of the enormous investments in industry and infrastructure has been built on credit, leaving huge debts and questions over how much of the money can ever be paid back.

    Yes, I know, US debt stands at $17 trillion. But even with all our economic and political dysfunction, the US has advantages China doesn’t.

  6. 52 daisydem
    February 18, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks CaroleMaeWY for posting that lovely picture of Fort Monroe (some actually refer to it as Fortress Monroe – does this imply feminine? I must look up the difference); anyway not to sidetrack. My hubby and all 5 of his siblings were born on Fort Monroe in the hospital there. His Dad was stationed at Fort Monroe as was his Mom’s father. They met at a dance on the Fort, married there, then took a month or longer wedding trip across the United States to the Oregon coast and back (Dad had family in Oregon). Subsequently, they had 6 children there in only about 10 years time. They left Ft. Monroe when my hubby (the youngest) was three and spent 5 years in Germany, then Dad was transferred here to Redstone Arsenal. We were last in Ft. Monroe three years ago. It is fascinating and beautiful place. It is the only Fort with a moat around it. To anyone who is interested in checking out this latest national monument, also check out the Chamberlin Hotel there which has been restored and is not a “retirement home” which, oh gosh, I would love to retire to. It is open to the public for their Sunday brunches (over the top) and other activities. I love Fort Monroe, and Hampton, VA, and the entire area around the Chesapeake Bay there.

  7. 56 GGail
    February 18, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I peeped in and couldn’t stand seeing two Pastry Studio’s. The combining of the numbers won’t push meta into First, but would bring her closer to Joy, so I left a comment/request to combine Pastry Studio’s numbers.

    We’ll see if it happens…

    • February 18, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Oh wow, I completely missed that GGail, two Pastry Studios??

    • February 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Wow, you guys are amazing. I’m blown away. TODers do love a contest!

    • February 18, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      Actually this is Nomination time …til the 21….top 10 nominations go on to the finals…then voting begins in earnest

      SCHEDULE
      Week 1 – Nomination: Nominate your favorite home design and cooking blogs from Friday, February 14 – Friday, February 21 (until midnight EST). Nominations are approved manually by the editors.
      Week 2 – Voting: Vote on the ten finalists in each category Saturday, February 22 – Wednesday, Feb. 26 (until midnight EST).
      Winners’ Weekend: Winners will be announced Friday February 28.

  8. 60 donna dem 4 obama
    February 18, 2014 at 4:24 pm

  9. 65 sherijr
    February 18, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    wow that Lie Witness News video is very sad… laugh or cry, what to do. Not only are we kinda stupid in this country, but we’re also really dishonest. smh.

  10. February 18, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Many thanks again for all your support and votes, people. You are crazy super-fabulous.
    I’ve gotten a lot of new hits to my blog and some new followers for my pastry twitter acct.

    The only thing I ask going forward is that if you tweet about the contest, please don’t couple my two twitter accounts. (No one’s done that yet but I just wanted to caution!) I need to keep them separate – one is super political as you know and one is food biz.

    Thank you, TODers! Free cookies everyone!

  11. 74 ber6964
    February 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    So Chips………I am the Proud “Kookum” (that’s grandma in the Cree Language) of a Beautiful Cree/Ojibway Baby Girl. Keira was welcomed into the world of her ancestors at 10:26 this morning. She and Mom are health, my son is tired and quite pleased with himself.

    • 75 ber6964
      February 18, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      And I can’t seem to wipe the smile off me face. For the Grandmas and Grandpas here is it Normal to want to stop and tell everyone you meet the news??

      • 76 sherijr
        February 18, 2014 at 4:48 pm

        YES ber it is :) Congratulations to you, mama and papa.. and to that new bundle of love & joy!

      • 77 Nerdy Wonka
        February 18, 2014 at 4:48 pm

        Congratulations to you and the family!

      • 78 donna dem 4 obama
        February 18, 2014 at 4:50 pm

        As one who just joined the club this past December gushing is done 24/7 and all my friends and family have been been very tolerant of me. So you go right ahead and tell the world because there is no greater joy than that 1st grand baby.

      • 79 dotster3
        February 18, 2014 at 5:27 pm

        Yes it is normal to want to tell everyone the good news. You will be trying to insert these glad tidings in every conversation, find a way to mention this new sweetness, no matter the topic. Even here, I would find a way—–usually a real stretch, like “that impressive PBO appearance today reminds me of my impressive new grandbaby”…etc. Congrats to all! Love her name too!

      • 81 Nena20409
        February 18, 2014 at 6:02 pm

        Congrats to you and your family.
        Welcome to the world, baby Keira.

      • 82 99ts
        February 18, 2014 at 6:10 pm

        Not only normal – it’s compulsory to talk about grandbabes – every chance I get I add in the wonders of my grandbabe (17 months on). Congratulations to everyone – but especially the grandma – life is so sweet with a little granddaughter – all the love in the world in a tiny bundle of joy.

      • 83 mtmarilyn
        February 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm

        Congratulations, that is wonderful news!!!! Blessings on the whole family!!1

    • February 18, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ber, that is absolutely blissful news, I am so, so, so, so thrilled for you! Love and hugs to Keira (hey, that’s almost Irish – well, if it was Ciara it would have been), you and the proud parents, wonderful!!!

    • 89 vcprezofan2
      February 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      CONGRATULATIONS, Grandma, Mommy and Daddy, and special welcome to Baby Keira!

      • 90 ber6964
        February 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

        Thank You V.C aka “the quiet one”. :)

        • 91 vcprezofan2
          February 18, 2014 at 4:48 pm

          :lol: :lol: Ber, can’t remember if you said whether Keira is your 1st grandchild or not, but going by the other proud grandparents here, you are in for some fun times, and some proud times. Enjoy every moment!

    • February 18, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Congratulations, proud new Kookum! Very best wishes for you new baby and family.

    • 94 GGail
      February 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Congrats “Kookum” and blessings from on high to your whole family. Baby Keira will be loved by us all. Please provide pictures ASAP.

    • 99 jackiegrumbacher
      February 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      So very, very thrilled for you, Ber. No more wonderful feeling that having your first grandchild. Many, many blessings on the little one and her mom, dad and “kookum.” What a great word.

    • 100 MightyPamela
      February 18, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      :lol: no need to stop smiling!!

    • 101 jacquelineoboomer
      February 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      Awww. Welcome to the wonderful world of grandparenting. All the best to baby and family!

    • February 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      hahaha…your son is tired and quite pleased with himself….

      Congratsssssssssss to you….Keira….what a beautiful name….what does it mean?

      • 103 carolyn
        February 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

        This past weekend was our visit the grandkids time. (Of course we see the son and d-I-l too) We had dinner with the gkids while mom and dad went out to dinner for Valentine’s Day. We had a great time. My husband is already planning to do the same thing next time we visit…..grandkids are beyond compare! We are so enjoying watching them grow up, and so proud. #1 grandson is first chair saxophone in his middle school orchestra…..#2 is a soccer and basketball player, and a jokester. The youngest….the girl…..runs the house and plays Barbies. She and I played heigh-ho Cherry-o, dominoes, and I read Dr. Seuss to her at least six times! You are in for wonderful times!!!!

    • 104 sjterrid
      February 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Congratulations, ber on being a grandma. My thoughts and prayer to the proud parents and their families.

  12. 105 Linda
    February 18, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Gubernatorial candidate and Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford (R), who is under fire for sexual harassment allegations and of inappropriately rooming with his assistant, notified media outlets Tuesday that he had decided to pull his campaign ads statewide effectively immediately.

    In an email to TPM, Rutherford spokesman Brian Sterling stressed that the candidate was not dropping out of the race:

    In light of recent outside efforts, the campaign released reserves it had placed on some future TV time. Nothing was canceled.

    His TV commercials are up this week in most of the state. The campaign will evaluate future markets going forward.

    He is not dropping out of the race.

    A week earlier Rutherford announced that he would not release the findings of a taxpayer-funded investigation which he had previously said would clear his name from the sexual harassment accusations. Rutherford strongly denies the accusations.

    Separately, The Chicago Tribune reported that Rutherford regularly slept in hotel rooms with his executive assistant and stayed together in a studio apartment in Chicago. Rutherford said it was to save money.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/il-gop-guv-candidate-who-bunked-with-assistant-halts-ads

  13. 106 LDS
    February 18, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Hello TOD family!
    Just catching up from two days. Whew!
    Love you all.
    Donna, I left you a message on the last post requesting a list of all the Did You Know?
    I need to encourage a group of AA young male who are having a of difficult time understanding why they are feared and hated. Especially when they are emulated and admired in certain areas.
    If Ms. Chips is around, you have my permission to get my e-mail.

    • February 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Hellooooooo LDS, no problem at all, will I send Donna the email address you use to sign in here?

      • 108 donna dem 4 obama
        February 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm

        Thanks Chips I already have it from the Inauguration meetup. I’ll get those to LDS this week.

      • 109 LDS
        February 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm

        Yes, thank you so much, Ms. Chips. How are you and Danny Boy?

        I don’t know what else to do but send positive messages. It is the least I can do.
        It pains me so. It reminds me of the little boy asking POB early on, ” Why do they hate you?”
        Of course, OUR President answered with grace and style. It hurts me to hear him answer that question then and to hear these young men ask it now.
        It is not easy to move on from this because SYG law is is evil. It is another way of lynching. What is evil that it does not take a mob to do the act. It only takes one person sitting on the jury to hate. There is nothing fearful when you feel you have the right hate.
        I have hear Rev. Al say that Jim Crow has put on a suit and now is James Esq. in the courtroom(paraphrase).

        I invite everyone here to sit in a criminal courtroom one day. You will not be the same……

        • February 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm

          Hiya LDS, that was one of the most powerful quotes I’ve ever heard, it was from Myrlie Evers-Williams:

          “Jim Crow is alive, and it’s dressed in a Brooks Brothers suit, my friend, instead of a white robe.”

          • 111 LDS
            February 18, 2014 at 6:34 pm

            Thak you, Ms. Chips.
            It sent chills throughout my body coming from a woman whose husband was slaine in your own driveway while your children were inside.
            Myrlie Evans, Jackie Kennedy, Coretta King are women who knows what real pain feels like and continue to raise children……

  14. 113 Linda
    February 18, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Kiev is on fire……..check out CNN

  15. 119 Nena20409
    February 18, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Rabbit Island in Japan?


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