President Obama, Vice President Biden and others meet with members of the Democratic Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 21
Text of the President’s remarks here
Hiya Chips. Nice to see you here this morning. . . Nice to see everyone!
I feel like a hit and run blogger today.
Hiya, CarolMae, I’d say take it easy on the run portion; you don’t want to stumble and fall.
That is good advice. I’m just letting my fingers do the walking. . .
Remember that old phrase?
/whisper/ I do remember it but I don’t generally admit to these kind of memories as they ‘age’ me.
I listen old radio on you tube. . .
We need to make that DGA conference table twice that size, next time around! Go, Democrats!
Ha, yes Jacqueline, we want one that takes up five White House rooms!
Ah, yes – 5 for 50 – wouldn’t it be nice if all 50 states had Democratic governors?
“We” could “retire” – and dream happy dreams each night! (Oh, wait, I do that anyway. We’ll think of something new-ish!)
Grrrr! I was tweeting Boehner.
/eyeroll/ @NoShock: Actually @SpeakerBoehner, no need to be so dramatic about #RaiseTheWage – simply resign.— Vick C. (@sonamie) February 21, 2014
A drama queen or drag queen? Just do it boner. . .
I’d seriously rather he didn’t, CarolMae, because then there’d be a whole bunch of hypocrites people coming out of the woodwork to say how great a speaker he had been. Not to mention the money that might be used up to give him a special funeral. A resignation will do the trick with less fuss.
I meant resign. . .
Sorry, I wish no one harm, just jail time. . .
I just got a fresh order of coffee beans. They smell so good. I picked them up at the Post Office once. Everyone was glad because they loved the smell, but couldn’t have it.
Obama: "I'm going to continue to press Congress to pass a federal min wage bill that goes up to $10.10" go.wh.gov/UeSpuh #RaiseTheWage— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 21, 2014
Republicans to Discontinue Use of E-Mail newyorker.com/online/blogs/b… via @NewYorker— NJ Edwina (@NJedwina) February 21, 2014
They cannot hide, it just shows how little they understand the 21st Century. What a bunch of stinkers. Hey y’all!
I love Borowitz. The irony is that this is something that would probably be smart, but they would never do it. Even though this is satire, I am glad to see more of Walker’s evilness receive national attention.
Absolutely hysterical. Burn or eat. Not hard to guess which one CC would attempt.
Ma’am, put the bottle down and back away from the School of Cheaters Like Chipsticks.
Heh – Young lady these are YOUR lines that you haven’t finished, not mine 1,000 more lines to go!
(I have 998 done, nearly there)
Um..I meant 2,000 more lines….
Nerdy, it’s hard to put the bottle down, and keep it down, in this village with so many expert bartenders ‘selling’ their wares regularly.
That’s true vc. I blame LL, amk, Yardarm, Lockewasright, etc….
We-ell, Hopef, I didn’t want to call any names myself, but …yes, those culprits names do look familiar.
Spotted: Obama political brain trust entering the West Wing: Jim Messina, David Plouffe, Bob Bauer.— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) February 21, 2014
Hmmm….looks like PBO is about to give Messina some redressing over that Priorities USA “sitting-out-2014″ kerfuffle?
@Messina2012 @davidplouffe Hope you had a great #ELECTDEMS2014 strategy session with #PBO, today. cc @Pfeiffer44 @vj44 @OFA @DSCC @DCCC— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 21, 2014
Yes We Must
Another Brilliant Tweet from the TweetMeister!
?!?!?! Good luck mr. messina
President Obama to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin 'in the coming hours' to discuss Ukraine – @PeterAlexander— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) February 21, 2014
Someone on Team Hillary already has a PowerPoint presentation explaining how an Obama impeachment would be "good" for Clinton in 2016.— Allan Brauer (@allanbrauer) February 21, 2014
Is this for real? Can’t be…
Better not be.
I’m sorry but I just think this is a bad tweet. There is enough legitimate things to be upset with the Clinton’s about we don’t need to go speculating without facts like this….
Folks, I have no source or link for my comment about Team Hillary. This is based on years of observation of them at work.— Allan Brauer (@allanbrauer) February 21, 2014
Yes, was just about to post this. I agree with you donna. Lynn Sweet just tweeted that Messina was seen going to the West Wing. Obviously, he and PBO have been in communication and hopefully, they are probably working out a strategy for 2014.
Allan should pull those tweets ….
I love Allan, but at times he is intemperate with his Tweets.
Feel the same …
And you would think after that big controversy last year with that Ted Cruz aide he would have learned to be a little more careful with his tweets.
I was thinking the same thing.
Are these people wacko, Hillary can not win if the black vote doesn’t show up. If she runs I am not sure I would vote for her.
Victory for marriage equality in IL:
Hey, I’m finally here!!!!
I just finished viewing the FLOTUS/Jimmy Fallon vids. I just luv how conversational Mrs. Obama is with Jimmy! I could watch the video’s over and over. She is so wonderful!!!
Hellooooooooooooo GGail, she’s a whole bunch of awesome!!
She makes me want to have lunch or dinner with her. That’s an idea that I feel would have some positive results for OFA. Instead of the “Meet the President”, they should be promoting a “Lunch with FLOTUS”. I know I would make a contribution for that!
I think we’ve have the opportunity to meet her previously, but now would be a great time.
Thanks Chips – the whole R&S was A-OK! I went from rocking and singing with POTUS to smiling and laughing with FLOTUS
“I went from rocking and singing with POTUS to smiling and laughing with FLOTUS”
Was this happening in your office? I have nooooooo clue how you still have that job
I had my head phones on and totally ignored EVERYBODY! Hahahahaha!!!!
It’s been a rough week, they’ve worked me like I was a bit player in 12 Years a Slave – so I deserved my treat this morning
Folk at #Euromaidan are rejecting any deal with Yanukovych and are demanding his immediate resignation ….
Man got to #euromaidan stage: 75 persons killed by snipers, no handshaking with murderer, immediate dismissal of #Yanukovych. People applaud— Natalia S. (@tanais_ua) February 21, 2014
#Euromaidan Protesters boo & shou t"bastards"to 3 opposition leaders that took part in talks with Yanukovych. It doesn't look good. #Ukraine— Bricio Segovia (@briciosegovia) February 21, 2014
Have no doubt they mean it ….
Wow"@akymenko_o: ULTIMATUM to #Yanukovych from #euromaidan: if president will not resign by 10.00 tomorrow – they will attack #євромайдан— Koert Debeuf (@koertdebeuf) February 21, 2014
…. i.e., this is not a ‘sternly worded letter’ ….
This ultimatum is not a good idea. Responding to this in the way they desire would set a nasty precedent. Sigh!
BREAKING NEWS!!! I have cleaned off my desk. I repeat, I have cleaned off my desk. My qi points feel revitalized.
Oi, come on over here and clean mine now
Only if you give me hazard pay.
So long as you don’t ask for Rooney pay. Okay, get moving, I’ll have the cash ready for you.
That’s what my sewing room looked like – BEFORE it got soggy from ice dams on the roof……..
Imagine if everything on that desk got wet – that’ll get you to clean it.
Good Friday Afternoon.
Jay’s WH presser LIVE on 2-21-14
No one should be following Allan Brauer.
Sacramento Democratic Party Leader Resigns After Tweeting Death Wish For Republican Staffer’s Kids
I don’t think that Allan is a bad person. I just think that he gets carried away a little too easy. He apologized and disabled his twitter account for a good while after that incident last fall. I’m just a little disappointed that he sent out the tweet this morning. He doesn’t always use the best judgement IMO.
I wasn’t aware of (or had forgotten) the brouhaha, but I agree about Allan. He’s passionate, but just a little immature in how he deals with issues. Obviously, tweeting death wishes is verboten and can’t be tolerated, but otherwise I usually agree with his political discourse.
Hi everyone, I don’t feel good and haven’t visited or read through posts for several days. I just felt like going online and seeing good news and I’m finding a lot of it. I’ll share the best. Sorry if you’ve already been alerted, but good news is good even if we read it twice, right!
Markets Go Mad for Obamacare! Investors bet 45 times more money on Obamacare’s success than on its failure buswk.co/1c5VZOv #UniteBlue— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) February 21, 2014
Hope you start feeling betterMagicalEarth. It’s hard being away from TOD even when you know you should be resting. Take care.
Hope you are feeling better TME. Please do take good care!!
Take care, and thanks for this glorious news!
Now, for some real news. The missus has secured a position with another hospice agency, one which pays much more. She goes in for her physical and paperwork next week. She won’t quit her current job until she sees she can get hours with the new place.
Congratulations to Misses LL. I wish her all the best and much success with her new position.
This could turn out to be a really good thing. From what she told me, they’re developing a position for which she would be well suited, and which would pay even more than they’re offering initially. Plus, this agency has extensive training.
My best regards for a positive outcome. There is much depth and tremendous blessing in this work, for the helpers and for those being helped.
Totally agree. The hospice people I dealt with at home for my mother were magnificent, as were their office personnel who made arrangements. They do truly magnificent work – both to keep folks at home, if they wish to be, and to give a helping hand and an empathetic ear through grief to their full-time caregivers (usually family members) at what could be a crushing emotional time for them, as well.
Hospice workers are like angels. They give such good care to those in their final stages of life. The nurses that took care of my aunt were so great. LL this sounds like such a wonder opportunity for the missus. Hope she gets the job, hours and the new position.
Spot on, JoJo. It takes so much courage to do hospice and ‘go gentle into that good night’ should be their motto.
Completely wonderful news LL, so thrilled for Mrs LL – love and hugs to you both!
Congrats to The Missus
Wonderful LL. This sounds great.
Wonderful! All the best to her. Sounds like a wise move, all around.
LL, if your missus lived here, I’d hire her in a heartbeat! She’d fit in perfectly with our great team of hospice nurses.
Fannie Mae 2013 earnings highest EVER for 80-yr-old firm! Payments to U.S. Will Exceed Bailout. bloom.bg/1fEYqZ8 #UniteBlue #Housing— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) February 21, 2014
Thanks for posting this. I was about to post. Good thing I refreshed, or a duplicate was almost a certainty.
This article raised my awareness that all businesses have to deal with complaints going viral on the Internet or in the news. It talks about how ObamaCare is responding using sound business techniques. I think they are doing such a good job with the ACA.
Businesses have 2 deal w/complaints becoming online sensations. Obamacare using sound techniques 2 respond bloom.bg/1onOWZH #Uniteblue— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) February 21, 2014
Gap Ditches the Minimum Wage, Gives Raises to 65,000 Workers buswk.co/1jRyS1Z via @BW #IncomeEquality #UniteBlue #IncomeInequality— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) February 21, 2014
Wolf….Your guest compared first term Senator Eliz Warren running for President as the same as Barack Obama…a first term Senator that ran for President.
One problem…..Barack Obama was a State Senator for 12 prior to becoming a US Senator.
The experience is far from equal.
Wolf is a stupid fool. But then, you knew that.
GET COVERED! PASS ALONG. H/T Political Carnival
Ooooooh, thank you DF! That deserves a whole post of its own!
New post! http://theobamadiary.com/2014/02/21/5-things-you-should-know-about-obamacare/
That’s it. I’m invading Canada. Who’s with me?
Me. Total buzzkill today with now having to play for the bronze. As if this year so far hasn’t sucked enough with crappy weather EVERY day. On the bright side, we have more medals than Canada!
Those of you in the States or Canada will be well aware of the Twitter hashtag #loserkeepsbieber. For our British audience, let me explain. The hashtag has been trending on Twitter since yesterday and a clever Chicago-based company created a sign that shows the 19-year-old brat singer between Canadian centre Jonathan Toews and US winger Patrick Kane. For those of you not in the know here are the facts: Bieber is Canadian. No one in their right mind likes him.
So is THIS settled now? '…Twitter hashtag #loserkeepsbieber. For our British audience, let me explain.' http://t.co/ndH6CGZ41O— Vick C. (@sonamie) February 21, 2014
GUN CONTROL AND THE CONSTITUTION: SHOULD WE AMEND THE SECOND AMENDMENT?
… John Paul Stevens, 93, served on the highest court in the land for an impressive 35 years, from 1975 until his retirement in June 2010. Known for his bow ties, brilliant legal mind, and striking transformation from Midwest Republican conservative to hero of the political left, Stevens remains an intellectual force to reckon with. In his latest book, the forthcoming Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, he offers a half-dozen stimulating ideas for altering, and he would say improving, our foundational legal document. …
Since Stevens believes that the authors of the Second Amendment were primarily concerned about the threat that a national standing army posed to the sovereignty of the states—as opposed to homeowners’ anxiety about violent felons—he thinks the best way to fix the situation is to amend the Second Amendment. He’d do that by adding five words as follows:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed. …
Thanks for the link, JER.
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