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I tried and I don/’t know if it worked. That is a confusing site for me to navigate. Brain dead today I think. :)
I really was brain dead. figured it out. :)
Meta is now in second. My vote was #57, putting her only 3 behind the top scorer. TOD pride – go vote!
Mine was #58 now only 2 out of tied for 1st place. Can’t vote anymore. It allows you only one vote. Or can I get past that somehow? Maybe sign in with another name?
When I voted she was leading by 7 points at 50. Get the vote folks. I wish I could vote more than once.
Was able to vote by going to my husband’s computer as it wouldn’t take my vote from my ipad. She’s in 2nd place! I was vote #62, the one in first place was at 69 (as of 1:32pm PST). So vote people!!!!
You got it!
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Love her expression throughout the interview. It’s calm but one can tell that deep inside, she’s thinking, “wow, David Gregory is a fool.”
That beautiful moment Susan Rice shows @DavidGregory what an expert in foreign policy looks like and it's not him. youtube.com/watch?v=p89u-W…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 23, 2014
The word that comes to my mind for Susan Rice is poised. In addition to 3 adjectives that title this post. David Gregory as always looks and acts like the bought and paid for dope that he is.
blog pimping time:
#Poetry for a Sunday | Two older poems wp.me/p2zShR-2G #literature #writing— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) February 23, 2014
Evocative poems, LL! My husband has a favorite CD of a Gorecki piece.
Thank you, Judith. Gorecki is one of my favorite composers.
Fireworks burst above Independence Square as former Georgian President #Saakashvili addresses cheering throngs. #Maidan— Douglas Herbert (@dougf24) February 23, 2014
#Saakashavili to #Maidan : "You have amazed all of us. Keep on amazing us." #Ukraine— Douglas Herbert (@dougf24) February 23, 2014
good morning todville!
like nerdy wonka said, it’s time to vote for meta! if you voted last week, you need to vote again–that was the ‘nomination’ round, and now she’s in the ‘winner’ round. that crazy ‘joy’ blog has pulled ahead, so go there now and vote for PASTRY STUDIO.
and have a lovely day :)
Thanks for that information; I thought I couldn’t vote again. Just voted.
Thanks for the clip. Just watched it. She is an amazing woman. Glad she is working for POTUS.
Agreed, excellent interview.
Well, almost afternoon, but Hello!
Hi Mighty Pamela!
Good afternoon everyone. Susan Rice is AWESOME!!!!! She has presence and command of everything thrown at her with no hesitation.
Putin Options Dwindle in Ukraine as EU Takes Lead in Peace
Seven Reasons Putin Won’t Give Up Ukraine
As you read those two items, both dated 21 Feb 2014, realize that the authors never imagined what’s happened in the past 48 h would unfold so quickly and dramatically.
Putin didn’t imagine those events, either.
Lots of lessons ….
Putin is so cold war. Whatever happened to medevedev?
Looks like Putin has thrown Yanukovych under the bus ….
Russian state TV host accuses #Ukraine's #Yanukovich of '#betrayal' reuters.com/article/2014/0… #euromaidan ##news #media #politics #independence— espressino (@ulvdis) February 23, 2014
That idiot had the nerve to ask if he she had any regrets about Benghazi. That would mean she did something wrong, and it has been proven that he statement was not out of line.
David Gregory is GOP.
NEW: Russian ambassador to Kiev, Ukraine, has been recalled to Moscow “for consultations."— ABC Foreign Desk (@WorldNews) February 23, 2014
So if McCain was president we would have sent our military into Syria by now? Just what the United States needs indeed.
Nobody would blame Amb Rice if she went to the nearest boxing gym, pasted a photo of D.Gregory on it and commenced to punch the hell out of it!
She made me soooo proud of her for staying above his muddy waters. I believe President Obama is proud of her too! I think SoS Kerry put out a tweet complimenting her on this appearance.
I swear I saw Gregory’s hair smolder and catch on fire – hahahahaha!
.@AmbassadorRice did great job on @meetthepress; especially strong making case on #Ukraine: #US on side of Ukrainian people— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) February 23, 2014
I love and deeply respect Sec. John Kerry. This is a class act. Also, Gregory Never will be a match for Dr. Susan Rice, National Security Advisor for President Barack Obama. Never!!!HZ
WALLACE: But sir, you’re not answering my question.
FOX Wallace to Walker on whether he had personal e-mail account thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/0…— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) February 23, 2014
just watched the clip, and while wallace asks a second time, when scotty boy gets all pissy, wallace nicely moves on and multiple times says, “and we’ll point again governor that your name isn’t mentioned in any of this…” disgusting difference in how they would treat a democrat or especially an obama administration person, or the president himself (bill o’lielly-super bowl), if they were in a similar spot. ‘the news” is now 100% taken over to promote republican ideology. 100%.
What does GOP Christie&Walker have in common?
I didn't do it, my staff did it.
I know nothing.
I see nothing
I hear nothing
#Vote4me2016— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) February 23, 2014
GOP Sinking Stars:
Christie – Bridgegate
Scott Walker – E-mailgate
David Vitter – Hookergate (not so much)
Rand Paul -plagiarizegate
NEXT?— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) February 23, 2014
Florida be a good place to look for next
"David Gregory tried to invent a new Obama leadership crisis today…" Chris Matthews begged to differ. politicususa.com/2014/02/23/dav… BOOYAH!— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) February 23, 2014
Dear @davidgregory There is NO leadership challenge for President Obama domestically or in foreign policy. Get McCain out of your head.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) February 23, 2014
good series of tweets Africa!
The beauty of all of Ambassador Rice’s interviews is that she is so sure of her facts and so unshakable in her professionalism that she NEVER resorts to petty retorts. She could have called McCain out for his snarky statement about the president. She could have reacted in an annoyed and caustic manner to the idiot, Gregory, but she never sinks to that level. She is fiercely loyal to the president, but she has an independent judgment and an encyclopedic knowledge of world events that is absolutely up to the minute. That whole interview was designed to unnerve her and trip her up, but she didn’t falter for one nanosecond. She was so far above the level of her interviewer that it was like watching a wiseman (woman) being questioned by a fool.
“That whole interview was designed to unnerve her and trip her up…” that’s it right there. all “the news” seems to be now is setting up traps for democrats, then trying to get them to step in those pre-determined verbal traps. and it’s the exact opposite for republicans, where “the news” exists to help them cover up their gross incompetence and obvious lies.
that’s what has been one of the most amazing things about the obama administration for me…how so many of them are so knowledgeable in their fields, and so well-spoken, that “the news” gets so frustrated that obama’s people rarely step into those traps. amazing.
Pretty much what I said much less elegantly than you, Jackieg, upthread—Poise versus Dope
Yes, Yes, jackiegrumbacher!!!!. If I did not know better, I would think that you were on one of those personal calls made by two of my precious and loving family members who know Dr. Susan Rice personal. One of the callers said almost exactly what you stated.”She was so far above the level of her interviewer that it was like watching a wiseman (woman) being questioned by a fool.”
Brilliant minds think alike and are keen observers!!!! You hit it sharp and to the point, jackiegrumbacher. Thank you.HZ
Thank you all for posting Dr. Susan Rice’s MTP interview.
She did NOT disappoint. She was AAA+.
DG was in a classroom and he never got it. Dr. Rice spoke over DG’s head. Talk about head lights.
Can I get a woot woot for the return of truth and competence on display since the beginning of the Obama admin.! (As a veteran discharged during Reagan admin. I no longer hang my head in shame.)
WOOT WOOT !!!
And Hallelujah!! I love this place and all you wonderful people! (And your dogs and cats and critters.)
JOY REID’S EXCELLENT SEGMENT ON RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE
The pros and cons of raising the minimum wage
Tamara Draut, Avik Roy, Tsedeye Gebreselassie and Igor Volsky discuss the debate surrounding the minimum wage and if there would be any trade-offs involved with raising it.
Is momentum for raising wages growing?
Is GAP raising the wage for its workers just the beginning of other major retailers stepping up to do the same? The MHP panel talks about if businesses should have a responsibility to raise wages.
Six Years Ago Today: Austin, Texas. Dude! http://t.co/3ShLxo36JP— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 23, 2014
Thanks for giving me another reason to drag out my favorite ’08 campaign song, honey!
@TheObamaDiary … and some music to go with:
youtube.com/watch?v=_iCJY8…— (@JOBoomr) February 23, 2014
@TheObamaDiary … and some music to go with:
youtube.com/watch?v=_iCJY8…— (@JOBoomr) February 23, 2014
Republicans Are Officially Out Of Obamacare Attacks
But you can understand the bind Republicans find themselves in. Despite predictions of mass panic and destruction, they’re having great difficulty finding any actual stories that illustrate how terrible they claim the law is. In some cases, they’ve turned to actors. And often their “horror” stories sound more like success stories.
Then any decent news organization would have to do exactly what Peters is asking broadcasters to do: Check the math.
How is a law that cut your premiums in half “unaffordable?” Further, how is a law that ends discrimination against cancer victims bad for cancer victims? And what will Republicans do for the 10.3 million Americans with pre-existing conditions who don’t have insurance?
Folks, regarding the voting for meta’s blog You can only vote once per REGISTERED USER. However, you set up a different user account per email. If you have a couple different emails, including work (if your employer doesn’t really mind) go ahead. Use spouse’s. Ask your kids for permission to use theirs. Brother, sisters, parents. They will probably get some emails from the site, but I am sure they will be able to opt out.
I am going in to cast my 3rd. I’ll let you know her status when I am done.
Okay, she is now at 67, the, according to Chips, despicable Joy has 74. We have until Wednesday. Let’s marshal as many people as we can.
* ,,, despicable Joy has 74*
I just love how “we” are eating unknown Joy and the other unknown bloggers like they’re a pastry sandwich, all for our darling meta!
We are the pastry people we’ve been waiting for. Love ya, meta!
I looked at joy’s blog – seriously unimpressed. I also looked at one that the judges liked – “eat the love” – found it very entertaining – the trip to LA on which the “soft boiled egg” recipe was based worth a read.
Meta has, by far, the best recipes – which is what it is all about. :) Wish I could cook – sigh.
"@Yecora51: "@apokalyptikk: "@Yecora51: Liberals are cool http://t.co/SFJf8LArpr" #p2 #voteblue #red2blue" totally"— Doc Apoc (@apokalyptikk) February 23, 2014
On my way to the @WhiteHouse for a dinner with our nation's Governors. Always a fun evening!— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) February 23, 2014
Does anyone know if there will be a list of participating governors? I know Cuomo and Christie are skipping this event (losers.)
Christie was ast next to FLOTUS at last year’s dinner
It’s hard to know where to begin when it comes to listing things I love about President Obama, things that no other politician in my lifetime will likely ever come close to achieving.
I so admire his strategic “no drama Obama” introduction and implementation of both foreign and domestic policy.
But it really tickles me no end when he leaves the WHPC gasping for breath (because they’re on last year’s “scandalabra” news cycle — Benghazi!!!).
Here’s something to look forward to tomorrow, a welcome relief to those in the parched Western states, a measure that appears to be universally supported from both right and left:
Tomorrow (Feb 24), Pres Obama will Propose Shift in Wildfire Funding w/ Western state Govs (has bi-partisan support) nytimes.com/2014/02/23/us/…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) February 23, 2014
From the article:
Obama to Propose Shift in Wildfire Funding
By CORAL DAVENPORT
FEB. 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s annual budget request to Congress will propose a significant change in how the government pays to fight wildfires, administration officials said, a move that they say reflects the ways in which climate change is increasing the risk for and cost of those fires.
The proposal will ask Congress to pay the costs of fighting extreme wildfires in the same way it finances the federal response to disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes, the officials said. When unpredictable events like Hurricane Sandy are destructive enough to be declared disasters by the president, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is authorized to exceed its annual budget and draw on a special disaster account. The account is adjusted each year to reflect the 10-year average cost of responding to such events.
Mr. Obama’s budget proposal would create a similar exception for the Interior and Agriculture Departments, which have agencies that are responsible for wildfire response. In recent years, as wildfires have become more frequent and intense in the Western United States, the cost of fighting the fires has soared.
In real dollar terms, adjusted for inflation, the Forest Service and Interior Department spent an average of $1.4 billion in annual wildfire protection from 1991 to 1999, according to a report by Headwaters Economics, a nonprofit research group. But that spending has more than doubled — from 2002 to 2012, the agencies spent an average of $3.5 billion to fight wildfires.
Arapaho415, I so love your comment. That is one of the many wonderful intellectual and commonsense things I love about our president. He has a brain and he uses it so deliciously!. Love our POTUS. So elated that he continues encourages me to work hard for him and with him for moving our nation FORWARD. HZ
President Obama is working with colleges and businesses to expand access to higher education: go.wh.gov/Dyz8Hg #CollegeOpportunity— Hanna Gerhard (@Abbenrode) February 23, 2014
The reckless fossil fuel industry hasn’t changed its spots.
While West Virginia and North Carolina are under siege by Koch polluters that claim to be energy companies, BP is trying to wriggle out of the settlement that seemed like peanuts when the horrific Gulf Oil spill was occurring.
Kind of amazing. BP buying ads to undermine settlement it agreed to in Gulf oil spill. lat.ms/MQrNRk http://t.co/396L10DaH1— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) February 23, 2014
I will say that it became kind of a joke in Florida—-everyone filed a claim—-anyone anywhere who was involved in any kind of business anywhere in Florida could say their business was adversely affected by the oil spill——because people were hearing that ridiculous claims were being approved—-so everyone lined up to cash in.
Should Philly Welcome Undocumented Immigrants? @joelmmathis talks with @nsmphilly about @Michael_Nutter & @wwwicegov goo.gl/qEymtl— Philly Mag (@phillymag) February 23, 2014
This week, it appeared the coalition was nearing a long-standing goal when the Inquirer reported Mayor Nutter will soon order an end to the city’s practice of reporting its arrests of undocumented immigrants to federal authorities, and holding those individuals for federal deportation
Watched the clips for the MHP show with Joy Reid, I really like her, but I sure hope she slows down on her daytime show. She talks too fast for me. Don’t beat me up TODer’s. It’s jut my brain isn’t functioning that fast anymore. :)
AFRICA'S FUN FACT: People GOP used to hate and MSM used to condemn, suddenly become their heroes in the age of Obama. Hmmm.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) February 23, 2014
AFRICA'S FUN FACT: In the age of Obama, if GOP tells you it is raining outside, know that the sun is shining brightly.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) February 23, 2014
I think the only person on the planet that isn’t clear on PBO’s foreign policy is David Gregory.
OK, Chips, if you see this, it is happening again. I think I am back in spam jail. Please give me the link to wordpress again.
Aaah, I am back. Never mind Chips.
The Dark Money Man: How Sean Noble Moved the Kochs’ Cash into Politics and Made Millions bit.ly/1nZ8wZn via @BillMoyersHQ— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) February 23, 2014
Open Letter to John McCain. You lost. Get over it.
Benghazi is a non-starter. Find another topic. This one is old and tired. Always,
Africa— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) February 23, 2014
It’s old and tired just like John McCain.
I voted for Meta in the preliminary round without any problem. Now, nothing is happening when I click on the Vote button. Any suggestion(s)?
BREAKING: The day @davidgregory sunk .@meetthepress. Oh, wait. That's every Sunday. Hmmm.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) February 23, 2014
Right wing haters trying to make an issue out of FLOTUS calling young adults knuckleheads. Now let me see if I can think of all the wonderful names they have call POTUS and FLOTUS during the five years POTUS have been in office. And theirs weren’t any jokes, it was coming right from their cold black heart.
These are the same people who won’t extend healthcare, ui, pre-k, and anything else to help young people….
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