On This Day: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama record a message for ABC “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, in the Library of the White House, Feb. 19, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)
MoooOOOooorning Early Birds – Happy Wednesday!
Learned from the Master……oops! Mistress
You have completely ruined my Wednesday, and it’s hardly started. Morning you.
Lovely day, isn’t it, CC? Come on, peAking around the corners of your mouth I see that smile of appreciation that you were able to enter in sync with your lovable twin. What a way to start your trip ‘south’!
PRIORITIES USA PAC — 2014 vs 2016
Here ya go PF, this should be required viewing. The obsession with Hillary Clinton and 2016 is just astonishing when so much hinges on the results of the 2014 midterms. It is hard to believe this is happening after the disaster of the 2010 midterms.
THE LAST WORD 02/18/14
2014 already a fundraising battle
Republicans, with the help of the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity, are getting a big cash advantage over Democrats in the 2014 midterm races.
(Reposting from previous thread.)
Thanks a million for the link Ladyhawke.
LH, this is infuriating. We have to fight back in every way we can. Big Democratic donors had better wake up and quickly.
G’Morning, LadyH. Though I’ve quietly vowed not to let Hillary’s minions aggravate me, I’ll go watch this link because *you* shared it. Have yourself a lovely Wednesday!
Something funny is going on with the link. You can still view the video, but when I try to share it on my FB page and it keeps saying link not found.
Not sure why you can’t share the link on FB. Try this one …..
Thanks! I figured out the problem. You can post the video to FB but it has an error message attached that the link is not found. If you go ahead and post it, the video will still play. I put a disclaimer above the video to let everyone know there was an actual video attached.
A very Good Day, TODobots! I’m almost ready for this Mexico trip – are you?
At least, I’m almost ready if I don’t need any beach wear, etc. etc. Have to confess I forgot to check the weather report for Mexico before retiring last night.
Good morning Chips and all. Freezing rain today that’s supposed to add a crust of ice to the existing snow and make driving (even more) hazardous. Went out to the county courthouse yesterday and got petitions, which we now have until March 11 to complete. I’m very concerned about the brutality in the Ukraine. Hope the EU and US take some swift economic action against Yanukovych.
Good Wednesday Morning Chipsticks…TOD Early Birds!!!
I got my one year notification from Word Press on yesterday which means that I’m celebrating my one year anniversary in the TOD Village.
Thanks Chipsticks, blog tyrants, TODers for an informative and inspiring haven and for allowing me to be a part of it. ♥ ♥ ♥
Everyone have a fantastic day!
Happy First Birthday swbluega!!!!
Congrats, SW! Are you planning a party for later?
Thanks VC…I was hoping you would be hosting a surprise party for me.
Well now, SW, that would call for some spontaneity on my part, and you ought to know by now that spontaneity.
And VC do not fit in the same sentence! Maybe, next year. Pleased you have been one of us TOD villagers, though.
Truly, VC, just being in the village is celebration enough for me. Thanks again!
I definitely know, and share, this feeling, SW!
Good Morning Chips and TOD.
On Air Force One, Obama to sign executive order for small businesses : wapo.st/1ggLxWH #Obama #time4change http://t.co/uxO2SG8Bz4— Pauline Barr (@im1badrn) February 19, 2014
Every time I see a pix of Reagan I think of Nancy coloring his hair.
She must have colored it everyday. Never saw any gray.
And it looked especially weird, Linda, against his increasingly aging face. Also that brick color was not to be believed. Couldn’t stand that man. It made me sick to look at him.
She did? First time I’m hearing this; then again I never really looked at presidents, or gave them more than a cursory glance, before the current one.
6:50 am in Toluca. Traffic is flowing and security is high for today's summit of North American leaders.— Franc Contreras (@FrancMex) February 19, 2014
Very honoured to be joining Prime Minister Harper's delegation to the North American Leaders Summit in Mexico. http://t.co/gyxt4QNll2— Gabe Batstone (@gabebatstone) February 17, 2014
That plane looks tiny compared to AF1.
LIVE NOW: Awaiting President Obama’s Departure for Mexico – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
Good morning and thanks, JER.
Good Morning Meta. It is my pleasure.
morning Ms. Chips!
PBO is really dizzingly busy today!
Honestly, Global, I don’t know how he can do it. He must have amazing reserves of strength. I would be incoherent with fatigue half way through the day.
I see there’s some prickly issues re. this Mexico trip—-trade agreements opposed by some Dems, including Pelosi, Van Hollen and Reid—–and the expectation that Harper will press on the Keystone Pipeline. Have learned to wait to see how PBO navigates these issues before I fret.
A Democratic damper on Obama’s Mexico trip? cbsn.ws/1fycbsq— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 19, 2014
I thought the issue was Fast Tracking the deal, not the deal itself..
The President is well able to handle it dotster – just the media likes to pretend he has a problem
MT Via @MexicoToday: North American Leaders' Summit – the highest-level forum between Canada, US & Mexico #NALS bit.ly/N8eYS6— Brian Herman (@BrianHerman14) February 19, 2014
America? Do better.
BREAKING: White college students know nothing of their history. jezebel.com/last-night-on-…— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) February 19, 2014
Some things never change – when I was at school 1950s/60s – our history of Australia was all about white settlers – I remember 1 page in a history book about the original Australians. Add to that – 90% of our history lessons related to the UK and Europe – about all we learned about the US was the war of independence followed by the civil war. The history I learned at school seemed to revolve around wars.
The comments on that link are very good – 100% suitable picture of PBO – It’s one I’ve seen on TOD.
It’s so disheartening that history like that is universal. It’s always about the dominant race and culture and everyone else is meant to go fend for themselves. History in schools, is 99.9% taught on the shallow level. One is lucky to find that rare teacher who cuts through the nonsense and teaches students the true history of their country; a history that includes all people. One is also lucky if one takes the initiative to take some culture classes while in college (if one’s college offers them).
I watch Jeopardy and these students and other competitors study everything from Presidents to obscure creatures to types of candy but can’t be bothered to study about Black history especially during Black History Month and knowing that Jeopardy loves asking questions about everything from cultural months to months society has labeled as fight against cancer month, heart healthy month, world AIDS day, etc.
NW, our education system really stinks when it comes to history. It is always about men who are either kings, presidents or generals. You would think that no other people existed in the world except for these “guys.” In my day, we learned that all scientific discoveries were made by men and men alone fought all the battles. On the other hand, because we actually celebrated Lincoln’s birthday on February 12, our NY schools learned a little more about the Civil War than just the battle highlights. And many of us who were interested explored that era more deeply. Schools closest to NYC, as ours was, were always integrated and less “overly” racist than others of that long ago era. But most of us still graduated from high school as dumb as dirt when it came to the real history of the US and the world.
ABC, GMA, CNN, etc., are all despicable for calling the Dunn trial, the “Loud Music Murder Trial.” Especially in the presence of Jordan Davis’s parents. It’s disgusting and dishonors the life of Jordan Davis.
Sometimes, our media really sickens me.
I know it’s probably been discussed over the weekend, but besides the fact that we’re talking about a state with a SYG law that some people feel gives them the license to shoot and kill anyone they take an aversion too, I find it astonishing that a jury could not find this man guilty of murder. At a minimum, I think he should have been found guilty of second degree murder. Self defense should have not even come into play.
NW, our media sickens me all the time. All of them are corporate whores and it would be my great joy if all Americans woke up, recognized the poison on the airwaves and turned everyone of them off. It amazes me that young people even bother with the corporate media. Some of the old folks watch out of habit and don’t understand what’s happened in the last twenty years. I think there should be warning notices on every ‘so-called’ news or pundit show. “Watching this show may be hazardous to your brain.”
We are part of the news generation….always faithfully watched, every evening. Then….two things happened…..Our TV is in our sunroom, right next to our main living room with a fireplace. That room is not on the central heating system, but has a heater/cooler in it. Last winter, we never had to use the heater. This winter has been cold, and the room is cold. The heater is too loud to have on while we watch TV. Then, our TV is going out, the picture is dim and hard to see. So…….for the past two weeks or so we haven’t even turned on the TV in the evening. It’s been lovely. We get all the news from here, and from the L.A. Times, which is my husband’s home page on his computer, and my husband listens to NPR in his car. This no TV in the evening has been wonderful!!!!
Carolyn, I am of that generation as well. But I stopped watching any tv news the moment that Reagan defeated Carter. I would not look at that man’s face or hear his voice because I utterly detested him. Before the internet, I read several newspapers a day, trying to glean information. Now there is a cornucopia at my fingertips, TOD being stopping place #one.
President Barack Obama boarding Air Force One en route Toluca, Mexico re Trilateral North American Leaders Summit. http://t.co/7PTrecsch0— Stephen Crowley (@Stcrow) February 19, 2014
President Obama walks towards Marine One as he heads to Toluca, Mexico for the North American Leaders Summit http://t.co/bkkQUqt86d— Kimberly Schwandt (@Schwandtk) February 19, 2014
Wow, Jer, you can see grass in DC, even if it’s a little brown. I’d forgotten what grass looks like after all these months of endless snow and ice.
President Obama walks to Marine One at the White House this morning, en route Andrews for his trip to Mexico http://t.co/IjjjErCZIz— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 19, 2014
Hope he has a terrific day, takes lots of breaks and then gets safely back to his family tonight.
Goooood Morning…Mr President…..wishing you the best…and praying for your safe return…
President Obama is on his way to Mexico for the North American Leaders Summit. Safe travels, Mr. President!— Blind Democrat (@BlindDemocrat) February 19, 2014
When Pres @BarackObama took office, fuel efficiency standards for cars had been stuck at 27.5 mi/gallon for 20 yrs http://t.co/Qx4cuyOpUY— meta (@metaquest) February 19, 2014
This is truly disgusting
About a dozen years after its removal as the centerpiece of the Georgia state flag, the Confederate battle emblem is back — in a big, though slightly faded way.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans have had custom license plates before, featuring the square symbol of its organization, as seen below. But here’s the newest version, with the St. Andrews flag spanning the plate, that just won state Department of Revenue approval on Feb 1:
Allison, these people are frightened. They see change coming, are terrified of it and are reaching back to old symbols to reassure themselves. Georgia will one day grow up and be heartily ashamed of its racist past, but that day hasn’t come.
Jackie, I’m hoping to see that day really soon. What amazes me is that Nate Deal claims he had no idea this was happening!!??? Just as he claimed he had no idea it was going to snow a few weeks ago which stranded people on the highways. He’s up for reelection. Have to vote him out.
I read the article, then the comments. I was assuming they would be worse than they are. Both pro and con wrote, and I thought…..this is a better forum than taking a gun to someone! The funny (pathetic) ones are the one or two who are sure the “South will rise again as soon as the Yankee carpetbaggers go home.” As you say, they are truly delusional and frightened. Fear really warps people.
We the People Petition Response: Reaffirming the White House's Commitment to Net Neutrality | The White House: wh.gov/lUuVj— meta (@metaquest) February 19, 2014
Rise and Shine!
Undoubtedly SP’s post was shared here previously, but it’s a message needing repetition.
‘For decades now, black people have been trying to tell us white folks something. Here’s how it looked in the 1960′s:
Former SF mayor and huge Clinton supporter Newsom joins Republicans and displays his idiocy:
CA Lt Gov @GavinNewsom makes high profile stand opposing pricey high-speed rail. Will other Democrats follow? sfgate.com/politics/artic… @SFGate— Carla Marinucci (@cmarinucci) February 19, 2014
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