3:35 EST: President Obama delivers remarks at the White House Student Film Festival; East Room
Read about the White House Film Festival here
You are. Congratulations!!
Yes you are!! Hellooooooooo No Child!
Hello Chips. How is my great friend Danny-The-Boy?
im brilyant child tnx
I need to send Danny some fresh flower pots.
tnx child i hav milyuns but can nevar hav enuf
NCLB, congrats on First!
I am indeed. Yooo-hoo!!!
Izit tyme for moobies?
I am also listening to Jay Carney’s hyper toddlers. What a bunch of idiots! Where are the grown up journalists? Have most of them fled the country???
So, Lupita Nyongo.
GAHT-DAMN (as NW would say).
That is all.
LL, No need to say more.
WOW., I am so impressed by these young people at the #WhiteHouseFilmFestival…they are so fresh with ideas, inspiration, earnestness, and not one hint of hubris (Chris Hayes, take note).
Selfie game to the max!
#FilmFestSelfie: Don't miss @TheScienceGuy, @NeilTyson, and @KalPenn at today's #WHFilmFest: wh.gov/filmfestival, http://t.co/B8yObdhjrQ— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 28, 2014
This is not looking good
RT @AFP: #BREAKING 2,000 Russian soldiers land in "armed invasion" of Crimea: Kiev official— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) February 28, 2014
"I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward & trustworthy… I was able to get a sense of his soul." GWB on Putin— (@LOLGOP) February 28, 2014
Dumb and dumber. Eek. He once “represented” the dumbest in our country.
Somebody please talk me down…I’m being bombarded with emails from DSCC as I can imagine you all are as well. I’m just so pissed at the general lack strong support for the President from so many Dems that I don’t want to give their asses a red farthing! I know how important fund-raising is, but dammit, they need to be out there fighting as hard as the President.
I stopped donating to the DSCC/DCCC and now donate only to individual Dems (once I’m familiar with their campaign platform).
Dakota, I hit delete, delete, delete. They don’t hear us, why should I support them.
I support the OFA
Thank you! I actually do delete just about everything and I do support OFA as well as local Dems. A damn shame it has to be this way.
I delete because I’m sick of the doom and gloom messaging.
#Venezuela: Government confronts peaceful protestors by deploying armed vigilantes, imprisoning students and limiting freedom of expression.— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) February 28, 2014
And yet as good liberals we should be shoulder to shoulder with the Chavistas.
#Patriot RIP RT @EuromaidanPR: #Euromaidan activist that was shot at Institutska St on Feb. 20 has died 2 hrs ago http://t.co/W6f1LhO11c |PR— ★Cassie (@Cassie_Troy) February 28, 2014
I block right wingers by default, but especially if THEY TYPE IN ALL CAPS!!!111!!11!11!!— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) February 28, 2014
YOU LIBRUL MARXUST COMMEE SOCHALUST @Lib_Librarian !!111!!11!11!!— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 28, 2014
@TheObamaDiary I'd block you, but I'd lose access to Danny.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) February 28, 2014
tnx @Lib_Librarian wil hav mi owen twitar suen http://t.co/XZlnkuWIzH— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 28, 2014
Uh Oh, Danny with his own twitter account – that should be some kind of cuteness
Arizona Not Done! Bill Would Allow Judges To Discriminate Against Gays
Sad to say, but I’m not even unpset with this type stuff anymore. The people of Arizona voted themselves into this type of situation, and now they must vote themselves out of it.
It’s like the WaPo poll Benen was flogging yesterday. Non-TP Republicans are actually relatively sane. But, if they do nothing to take back their party, then they deserve all the shit they get.
Trouble is that shit rolls out of the desert and covers everybody else in the state, too. Democrats better get busy.
Sears, Secret Service said to probe possible data breach: bloom.bg/1hJJ200— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) February 28, 2014
BREAKING NEWS: Russia admits that it has moved troops in Ukraine – ow.ly/3hF4WR— PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) February 28, 2014
Someone alert the US media ….all they can talk about is the Oscars.
@AmbassadorPower Will you be calling for an emergency #UNSC session? #Euromaidan cc @AmbassadorRice @JohnKerry @Pfeiffer44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 28, 2014
Edited for clarity …
@AmbassadorPower Will you be calling for emergency #UNSC session re: Crimea? #Euromaidan cc @AmbassadorRice @JohnKerry @Pfeiffer44 @PzFeed— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 28, 2014
Armed men seize Ukraine airports, president accuses Russia of aggression
“Tribune newspaper and wire reports
2:18 p.m. CST, February 28, 2014
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine —
Armed men took control of two airports in the Crimea region on Friday in what the new Ukrainian leadership described as an invasion by Moscow’s forces, and ousted President Viktor Yanukovich surfaced in Russia after a week on the run.
Ukraine’s acting president accused Russia of open aggression on Friday and said Moscow was following a similar scenario to the one before it went to war with Georgia in 2008.
Urging President Vladimir Putin to stop “provocations” in the Ukrainian region of Crimea, Oleksander Turchinov drew a comparison to Russia’s intervention in Georgia over the breakaway Akhazia region which has a large ethnic Russian population.
“Russia has sent forces into Crimea … they are working on scenarios which are fully analogous with Abkhazia, when having initiated a military conflict, they started to annex the territory,” he said in televised comments.”
Seriously bad situation …. stuff like this is how you start World Wars …
I too accuse Putin of aggression
Lawd have mercy!
Dear @AmbassadorRice Need immediate freeze on trade, etc., with Russia by US & EU until their Crimea violations are halted. #euromaidan— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 28, 2014
The Abkhazia plan, and other fast-moving events in #Crimea & #Ukraine: @GlobalPost's rockin' LIVE BLOG: globalpost.com/dispatch/news/… #euromaidan— Thomas Mucha (@thomaswmucha) February 28, 2014
“UN Security Council holds emergency session on Ukraine
Reuters — The UN Security Council will hold a closed-door emergency session on the escalating crisis in Ukraine on Friday at the request of the new Kyiv government, which warned that the situation in Crimea threatened Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
Armed men took control of two airports in Ukraine’s autonomous Crimea region earlier on Friday in what the country’s leadership described as an invasion and occupation by Russian forces. Russia denied involvement in the airport seizures.
“Due to the deterioration of the situation in the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea, Ukraine, which threatens territorial integrity of Ukraine … I have the honor to request an urgent meeting of the Security Council in accordance with Articles 34 and 35 of the UN Charter,” Ukraine’s UN Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev wrote to Lithuanian Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite.”
#Euromaidan UN Security Council will meet reuters.com/article/2014/0… regarding Russia's territorial violations of Ukraine sovereignty.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 28, 2014
BREAKING: Ukraine acting president calls on Putin to stop "provocations" in Crimea.— The Associated Press (@AP) February 28, 2014
If you go to 36 Lispenard Street, in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, you will find a plaque erected by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
The plaque honors the work of the people who, during the time before slavery was abolished, helped shelter women and men who were escaping from the horrors of the South. The house served as a crucial station on the Underground Railroad; the LPC estimates that over 1,000 slaves passed through its door.
The plaque specifically mentions a man named David Ruggles, a remarkable figure in the history of New York City, journalism and the epic, heroic battle that abolitionists fought to defeat the scourge of slavery.
Ruggles’ story is incredible. Born in 1810 in Connecticut, he became a fearless and tireless campaigner against slavery and discrimination. A century before Rosa Parks, he deliberately sat in the “white” section of a train, and then sued the railroad company when he was thrown off.
Philip Seymour Hoffman died of “acute mixed drug intoxication including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines & amphetamine" says med examiner— ABC News (@ABC) February 28, 2014
D.C. resident: TSA agent questioned if license from nation’s capital was valid for flight. ( because Washington DC is not a State )
I think I’ve mentioned this book before.
It’s called “Russian Spring”, by noted scifi author Norman Spinrad. It was published just before the Soviet Union imploded, and posited a near future world in which the Soviets were integrated with the Europeans, and the US was a deadbeat, isolated nation run by a very presciently predicted Tea Party-like GOP.
The novel’s denouement involves Ukraine trying to break away from the Soviets, with the Soviets threatening massive bloodshed to hold together the empire. Somehow, an Obama-like figure ascends to the US Presidency (after the elected President dies of a stroke brought about by an argument with his then VP). And this new President has an ace up his sleeve: a fully functioning Star Wars anti missile system. I won’t ruin how he saves the day in case you folks want to pick up the book, but the book has been in my mind ever since PBO took office. And now life is imitating art in the most alarming fashion.
>>—> OBAMA’S FAULT
It's another record day for the S&P 500, which closed at 1,859: on.mktw.net/OKPwDA $SPX http://t.co/tgJV4PhKu4— (@MarketWatch) February 28, 2014
I guess PBO must be getting updates on the volatile situation with Russia/Ukraine, hence the delay. Hope it starts soon. Live-streaming has resumed.
Here he is!
@UN these aren't Crimean tourists globalpost.com/dispatch/news/… cc @AmbassadorPower @JohnKerry @Lawrence #Euromaidan http://t.co/aCRHam934T— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 28, 2014
What is happening in Ukraine is somewhat what I thought would happen. Putin basically believes that he can do whatever he wants and the world is too weak and soft to stop him. He’ll make a small step, see the reaction, and if it is muted, will take the next step.
Meanwhile, we have Senate Republicans block a bill to expand benefits fior veterans, for whom they profess a deep and enduring love, ostensibly because they are concerned about costs (who the hell cares, take care of the folks you sent into war). Actually it was because it didn’t include new Iran sanctions, which, if implememnted would open the way to more bloodshed.
GOP blocks Veteran's Benefits bill because it didn't include a provision that would create more veterans in need of benefits, Iran sanctions— john miller (@deaconmill) February 28, 2014
That’s the truth japa!
Just In: PBO to deliver a special statement on Ukraine at 4:45PM ET.
… while MSNBC covers GITMO. And – who knows – more on the Oscars.
President Obama to give a statement in the briefing room on Ukraine at 4:45 pm ET – @mpoindc— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) February 28, 2014
BREAKING: Pres Obama to make a statement on Ukraine at 445pm in the WH Briefing Room.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 28, 2014
Once upon a time (not so long ago b4 the first black President) some Republicans used to be reasonable. #RaiseTheWage http://t.co/aCCDTOhXCa— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) February 28, 2014
UNITED NATIONS Feb 28 (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council will hold a closed-door emergency session on the escalating crisis in Ukraine on Friday at the request of the new Kiev government, which warned that the situation in Crimea threatened Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
Russia to the world: Who ya gonna believe? Us or your lyin’ eyes?
Kristen Welker is a ass…….she is already spewing before he even makes a statement. !….Mute.
MSNBC was so bad I switched to CNN and accidentally (before I spared my brain) heard Jake ask Gloria “what the President needed to do next.”
Here’s the President – let’s ask him!
Gloria Freakin’ Berger is supposed to know what to do next in the Ukraine? OMG, they are hideous.
They are so full of themselves and their hot air, I’m sitting here hoping they’ll just burst like balloons and fly away.
Make it stop.
Top story on news websites
CNN: Do nothing Congress
FoxNews: EPA blocks gold mine
CBS & ABC: Hoffman autopsy— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) February 28, 2014
NY Times: Ukraine
AJ America: Ukraine— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) February 28, 2014
A war will break out and Americans won’t know it.
FoxNews chyron: If Obama had approved Keystone XL, Putin wouldn't be in Crimea.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) February 28, 2014
Sounds about right. For FoxNews. For the rest of the world? Not so much.
Well I had my Metamucil dump of the day. If you keep taking on a daily basis, it works. It has to get into your system. [“The cynics may be the loudest voices – but I promise you, they will accomplish the least”, Barack Obama, May 5, 2013, Ohio State University commencement]
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Ummm COS did you mean to post this??
No, I did not post this. I wonder if my email has been hacked.
Thank you, Mr. President.
I’m sure the jackals were told “No Q&A,” but still they yelled out in their idiocy.
Shorter Obama: Dear Vlad, put your shirt back on and get off the fucking horse.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) February 28, 2014
Kristen Welker said ” That’s the headline ” ” That’s the headline “…..We heard something ” New ” the President is ” Deeply Concerned ”
” That’s the headline ” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Barf. They are all USELESS.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) declared Friday that “we are all Ukrainians” in response to the news that Russia had taken over parts of Ukrainian Crimea.
“We are all Ukrainians,” McCain said in an interview with TIME magazine published Friday. The comments came ahead of President Barack Obama’s announcement that he would address the events.
He’s a joke. Let’s go to war with Russia this afternoon, McCain! You start; we’ll be right behind you.
The warmonger at it again! How many nationalities are we suppose to have???
Pres. Obama: "The Ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 28, 2014
Pres. Obama: "However we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the Russian federation inside the Ukraine."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 28, 2014
Pres. Obama to Putin and Russia: "There will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 28, 2014
Pres. Obama: "I also commend the Ukrainian government's restraints and its commitment to uphold its obligations."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 28, 2014
President Obama says any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty would be "deeply destabilizing."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 28, 2014
Thank you, resident mainstream media!
ty for your tweets!
NW, I think PBO also said VP Biden spoke with the Ukraine PM today?
Did you hear that or did I get it wrong?
I heard it too.
Yes, he did say so.
MSNBC hired former Governor Brian Schweitzer ( Keystone Pipeline Cheerleader ) as a ” Contributor ” ( of misinformation ? )
For all those saying we should go to war with Russia: I hope your fallout shelters are in working order.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) February 28, 2014
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