President Barack Obama walks away from his podium after speaks on the importance of raising the minimum wage during an event at at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn.
Text of remarks here
:-) Café Beauregard in New Britain, CT quick to boast about their Customer-in-Chief today http://t.co/edLG5YvLaP pic.twitter.com/0W34VXRUat
— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) March 5, 2014
:-) Café Beauregard in New Britain, CT quick to boast about their Customer-in-Chief today http://t.co/edLG5YvLaP pic.twitter.com/0W34VXRUat
— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) March 5, 2014
More in the morning!
Basking in glory, Chips!!! I’ve found out what you need to teach Danny next……
LP, that is waaaaay toooooo close for comfort – Danny has now figured out that my laptop is his number one enemy because it rivals him for attention, so he constantly jumps up on it and slaps his paws on the keyboard, in an annoyed kind of way. If you ever see a new post here that contains no images, only text (eg “vhljf2o73o x2fo37p8tcbpt78″), you’ll know he’s the author.
Maybe a facial will calm him down?
Ooooooh myyyyyyy gaaaaaaawd :lol:
Well just let him know if he lets you relax every now & then he will be rewarded :cool:
Bad computer! Bad computer!
I fear, 57, he’s using stronger doggy language than that.
those evil attention-stealing devices must be wrestled with! Nickelby can hide the tv remote with one, expert swish of his tail and some quick sleight of paw.
Well, well, well! That looks like my next Twitter profile picture right there!
Thank you LP! :-D
My pleasure, Dudette. I knew you would like the ISS post earlier as well :)
57, I feel so for you and mr 57, when I read your posts about the snow and the weather. I watch a number of cities on my phone, as I have relatives spread out, and many cousins in ChiTown. It seems incredible to me how hard Chicago has been hit. Please you and mr 57 take care. Love you!
Love you back, girlfriend.
We are one day closer to spring, right? RIGHT?!?!
Guaranteed! 11:11pmEDST on 20 March 2014
I need something far more tangible than a mere date. warmth, disappearing snow…..
There is great magic in the Equinox! You know you are welcome here in Seattle, it’s kinda wet, but no snow in the lowlands!
I am humbled…….
How much do I LOVE Stephen Colbert???????????????? A shit ton. Truly, deeply, really. A shit ton:)
“Be sure to right campaign contribution on the front, so you know he’ll read it!” :-D
I hope the man’s office is flooded w/ “proof” very soon!
Love Colbert too—–that bit was awesome, as is almost everything he does. Hope nuttynut goofball Steve King gets lots of “contributions”.
Now, that’s what I’m talkin’ about. Thank you Chipsticks, have I told you lately you’re my Shero??! :lol:
:cool: I am honored MightyP :lol:
What a day!
Honored to meet Ruslana Lyzhychko — a courageous advocate for peace, national unity & the rights of all in #Ukraine. http://t.co/NCva93tdz8— Office of VP Biden (@VP) March 05, 2014
Shipmate, I missed you the last few days, hope all’s good with you?
It’s temporary Admiral. This is just a few hours of R&R before services for Sis-in-law.
Oh Shipmate, I’m sorry, sounds like it’s been a grim time for you and your family. Take care of yourself, come back to us when you can.
Tks. Will do.
Thoughts and prayers go out to your family Yardarm.
I’ll be okay in a few days.
Oh he just completely awesome yardarm, thank you!
Yardarm, take your time in your space while knowing that we love you and are lifting you up in our thoughts and prayers during this time.HZ
14 million dollars we taxpayers have paid in Darrell Issa IRS witch hunt.
Every Democrat who gets near a camera and microphone should be repeating this travesty. 14 million dollars for a GOP witch hunt and we can’t get sorely needed minimum wage, UI and infrastructure legislation through congress because of GOP obstruction.
If the Obamas go on vacation the first thing the right talk about is what it is costing the taxpayers, but when one of theirs cook up phony scandals which is costing the taxpayers they lying racists lips are closed. By the way, I have been meaning to ask this, did the Obama administration set a goal of 7 million people sign up for the ACA? The media is repeating that to much to try to say that the 4 million is a disappointment. Can anyone show me something were the administration said or wrote that they wanted 7 million enroll.
I thought I heard that the 7 million enrollment projection (estimate) was made by the CBO and not the administration.
Then were did the media get it from that it was the Obama administration who set a goal of 7 million?
out of their buttski…like the rest of news
AB, the media, being the propagandist for the GOP that they are, are saying that the 7 million was an Obama administration goal, just as they falsely said it was PBO who drew a red line in Syria. Both the administration and health insurers across the country have said there is no numerical goal. They are just trying to get as many people as possible to sign up across a broad spectrum of young, old, healthy, unhealthy.
that is true.
“Russia Today America anchor Liz Wahl resigned Wednesday live on air, saying she could no longer work at the Kremlin-funded network after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Wahl said she feels “many ethical and moral challenges” especially since her grandparents fled Hungary during the Soviet era, “ironically to escape the Soviet Union.”
“Personally I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government which whitewashes the actions of Putin,” Wahl said during her show Wednesday afternoon. “I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth, and that is why after this newscast I’m resigning,”
Breaking: whiny wolf blitzer will now anchor the RT show.
Early HIV treatment has second U.S. baby disease-free within a year rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/05/…— Eric W. Dolan (@EWDolan) March 06, 2014
#HouseGOP voted to repeal #ACA for 50th time—50 wasted opportunities to vote on America’s priorities. #OverTheHill http://t.co/TKZSOpE3mz— U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) March 05, 2014
Enough is enough with the Russian spin. Important we focus on the facts. #Ukraine 1.usa.gov/1eYdDZb— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) March 05, 2014
"Some have called Mr. Adegbile a 'cop-killer advocate.' Another word for that might be 'lawyer'." takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/the… via @jessewegman— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) March 06, 2014
Mr. Abu-Jamal’s death sentence was eventually vacated by a federal appeals court because of unconstitutionally confusing jury instructions, and he is now serving a sentence of life without parole. As Mr. Adegbile rightly said when asked about the case at his confirmation hearing, “these are the hardest cases, but our commitment in the Constitution is to follow these rules even in the hardest cases.”
It wasn’t a hard case for Senate Republicans — as usual, none of them broke ranks on Wednesday. Yet surely those senators (and their Democratic colleagues) who voted to confirm John Roberts in 2005 knew about his defense of John Ferguson, whose crimes were no less horrific than the murder of Daniel Faulkner. Under the new hierarchy of victimhood that today’s vote appears to establish, is it safe to assume that if one of Ferguson’s victims had been a cop, John Roberts would not now be on the Supreme Court?
Sen. Leahy: "Why did every single Republican vote against having lawyers defend people?" huff.to/1gbhaQg— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) March 06, 2014
@SonnyBeez That which is not good for the bees cannot be good for humanity. http://t.co/TbJsV8ltYj— AD (@AD_ThePacifist) March 06, 2014
“There’s a place where the United States and Russia are still getting along swimmingly: About 250 miles above the surface of the Earth, where three Russians, two Americans and an astronaut from Japan are aboard the international space station. “Everything is nominal right now with our relationship with the Russians,” said NASA administrator Charles Bolden during a teleconference Tuesday.
@NASA says U.S. & #Russia getting along fine in space washingtonpost.com/national/healt…
"not about to pull out the ray-guns" http://t.co/A12qKaT6O0— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) March 05, 2014
Tuesday’s teleconference was set up to allow Bolden to discuss the White House’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request, but he wound up fielding numerous inquiries from reporters about whether the Ukraine crisis has affected NASA’s strategic planning. No, Bolden said repeatedly. He noted that past flare-ups between the U.S. and Russia have not affected operations in space. “We have weathered the storm through lots of contingencies here,” Bolden said. He told a personal story: In 1994 he commanded the first joint U.S.-Russia space shuttle mission. He said that, “because of my training as a Marine,” he wasn’t entirely comfortable at first with the idea of teaming up with the Russians, but then during the planning stages for the mission he got to know Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and his Russian backup….”
Haven’t heard anybody pull out of Paralympics — starts on Friday
http://t.co/XB1Y3Yq4iX— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) March 05, 2014
US and UK are not sending their official delegations. Beyond that, don’t know.
Ah! I hadn’t heard that! Thanks Bob!
41 Repubs try to filibuster judge nominee, can't get enough support, so confirm him unanimously #p2 #p2b #p21 #tcot talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/41-re…— Desert Voice (@desertvoice) March 06, 2014
Life's to short to safely eject a USB.— Jes (@JesKeepSwimming) January 24, 2012
:lol: I agree!!! And I always tell that scolding message to beep off!
Her spellin’ is atrocious as mine. Amazing m$ still persists with safely remove crap.
you mean there are no usb police?!? Now you tell me!
Yeah, no one tells me anything anymore too.
The House has officially taken 50 pointless votes to repeal #ACA. None of America’s priorities are getting done. None http://t.co/tRabiOWUeL— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 05, 2014
GOP Scoreboard….#uniteblue #tlot #p2 #ctl #toprog #libcrib #gop http://t.co/8DT2wFCIKV— Sly Dude (@SlyDude3677) March 06, 2014
Gene Sperling, you will be missed! Thank you for fighting every day for working families.Can't wait to see whats next http://t.co/FqnG9EiDs6— Paulette Aniskoff (@PAniskoff44) March 06, 2014
Watch Keystone supporter Ed Schultz's dramatic reversal: "I was wrong" thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/0…— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) March 06, 2014
so this loudmouth was a supporter?
Keystone Supporter Ed Schultz Now Opposes The Pipeline, Tells President Obama To Go To Nebraska tinyurl.com/llhsf8e #p2— (@CaptivatingNews) March 06, 2014
So Ed Schultz changed his views on the pipeline just so that he could “tell President Obama” what to do and where to go? //smdh
He got a lot of push back for the past month when he came out for the pipeline. It was not until he heard from the land owners in Nebraska about how the Canadian company is going to take their land. His stupid reason FOR the pipeline was America was still on fossil fuels and there was no alternative insight that it was going to change anytime soon so why not……be damned the air and water pollution.
First electric school bus hits the road in California thkpr.gs/1fFjmVh thkpr.gs/1fFjl3F— Climate Progress (@climateprogress) March 05, 2014
Yeehaw! Replacing those old clunkers would be a godsend!
To show you how stupid the media is, I saw were some reporter from Miami were reporting about FLOTUS trip to Miami and her stop by the Jessie Trice Community center were she talk about signing up for the ACA.. Now this was a man who look like he was in his late 50’s or early 60’s. He ended his report with reporting on FLOTUS highlights, now let’s not kid ourselves that guy didn’t know what the heck highlights is. I’m sure of that.
But what shocks me is,even with all the #GOP stupidity, treason, lying THEY STILL MAY WIN! #Americans are dumb— Carreramae (@carreramae) March 06, 2014
I’ve always said that if the Dems are stupid enough to sit home, after seeing what the Tea Republicans have done these five years, if people are foolish enough to not vote and allow these Tea Republicans to get control of the House and Senate, then they deserve every bit of misery they get from those Republicans.
There should be a law of imprisonment for life for tempting the President with pie and everyone should have a cable knit sweater in their wardrobe or go to jail….. ;) :) ;)
Okay, I’m totally playing with Getty Images, so expect a Getty Image-rrific Night Owl Chat.
During the first term of PBO’s I emailed Getty Images to try to get permission to use one of their images to paint a pic of PBO to use to make a postcard for the purpose of campaigning without monetary reward. They turned my request down. Wonder if this claim will allow their images to be used for that purpose?
I don’t think so. This is solely for embedding images on websites, for no commercial purpose. But, it’s worth another call.
Ah, that’ll be interesting OG. I asked them a few years ago about paying for use of photos on the blog, I would have needed to be richer than Bill Gates to meet the cost. So, took a chance. This is a great development, we’ll see how it goes.
LIVE NOW: President Obama departs Boston – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
There he goes and he ran up everyone of those steps to AF1
Oh crikey, I hope my mother wasn’t watching.
I was thinking of Mama Chips with every step he took :lol:
Mama Chips doing okay?
Beware d̶o̶g̶ baby http://t.co/tSOM7gBRXJ— (@amk4obama) March 06, 2014
Top 10 Black Comic Book Characters of All Time! blackgirlnerds.com/2014/03/top-10… via @BlackGirlNerds— Cinema In Noir (@CinemaInNoir) March 06, 2014
Dear @SenatorReid When did serving the Constitution & being a lawyer disqualify a nominee for any position? 7 Dems & 41 GOP FAILED JUSTICE.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 06, 2014
This pic taken in #Donetsk today proves that #Ukraine is united. A crowd of people held the biggest flag of #Ukraine http://t.co/2zU4a94Ho8— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) March 06, 2014
@99ts – count your blessings
Living south of the equator is my major blessing – with or without a volcano
What happened to both Debo Adegbile and Elijah Cummings today ain't a coincidence, people.— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) March 06, 2014
@gregpinelo Correct. Dear @SenatorReid @RepCummings @SenatorLeahy @SenatorHarkin @NancyPelosi Urge you to read Greg's tweet to your caucus.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 06, 2014
Suggest you all read the NATO information at the link in this tweet. I had posted some of it earlier, but what’s now at the NATO site is complete.
Complete press point after the #NATO-#Russia Council meeting on #Ukraine ow.ly/uh62N @AndersFoghR |PR #Ukraine— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) March 06, 2014
pmcarpenter eloquently states what so many of us here have been saying. PBO has put Putin in a corner and in a position where he will almost be forced to back down from any further territorial conquests, and almost single-handedly. And a BIG shout out to the Ukrainians who kept their cool despite many Russian provocations and did not provide fuel for Putin’s fire.
The Crimean crisis already is winding down–or at least that’s the sense of the thing. And though Putin may once have had the idea of moving north into Eastern Ukraine, such an idea, now, is virtually out of the question. It would be greeted as wholly inexcusable aggression by Russia and bring unmitigated hostility down on Putin’s head. For now, Putin is left to mitigate any impending damages to Russia–diplomatically and in the international marketplace–and to ease himself out of some increasingly unwanted attention.
In short, Putin has been put in check–and it was Obama, almost single-handedly, who did it. Obama instantly cried foul and he methodically hauled a reluctant Europe to at least pay lip service to his denunciations of Russia’s Crimean aggression. Far from appearing “weak,” the president tackled and intimidated Putin through a relentless campaign of diplomatic opprobrium and threatened (peaceful) retaliation. Obama stalled Putin’s perhaps greater designs, and in doing so he bought both himself and Putin time to think all of this through.
That America’s congressional jackals can’t see that–or won’t see it–is by now immaterial. Putin sees it, and for the world’s safety and sanity, that’s all that really counts.
– See more at: http://pmcarpenter.blogs.com/#sthash.XZjES2TC.dpuf
Notice how carpenter rightly portrays PBO as the opposite of weak and points to his extreme leadership.
The weak go around whining and crying and throwing tantrums – I’m speaking to you McCain and Graham. The strong and confident move forward with what can be done. Just before the section quoted above, carpenter makes the point that Putin may well hold a lot of Americans in contempt, particular those Congressional jackals. But although he may be miffed and even angry at PBO, he most definitely does not feel contempt for him.
This is another perfect example of that tweet I sent out a couple days ago. GOP keeps telling folks PBO is weak, but Romney, bin Laden, Ghadaffi and now Putin have found out differently.
Exactly, John. Thanks for posting PM Carpenter’s assessment. Good to see him being insightful and fair to #PBO.
btw Bobfr, thanks for posting that fact sheet from the state department today. That was really terrific. And I still like reading the G7 Leaders Statement.
Glad to do so, LH. Do be sure to read the statement from NATO, as well.
Japa, thank you for this analysis. It’s interesting that no one in DC–not the press, not any Democratic leader–has given our president this kind of acknowledgement. We have a brave, brilliant international leader and strategist as our president and very few people even see, least of all, understand what amazing things he’s accomplishing.
@Lawrence Add Putin to the long list of those vanquished by #PBO pmcarpenter.blogs.com/#sthash.XZjES2… #TrustBarack or #GETPAVED cc @VP @Pfeiffer44 @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 06, 2014
Vladamir #Putin. #Russia #Ukraine http://t.co/63fdmLIt8W— Ｇｕｓ (@Gus_802) March 06, 2014
IMO that would have been perfect if the shadow was clearly PBO. ;)
Another xclusive photo of Vladamir #Putin on corgi back. #Russia #Ukraine http://t.co/EtML5iWZSL— Ｇｕｓ (@Gus_802) March 06, 2014
Diminutive on Doggy-back!
My daughter, the doctor.
Last sunday, she was the only intern on duty, when a son brought his mom, who had collapsed suddenly on road. She saw signs of early stages of stroke and started emergency treatment (with no senior doctors to guide her) on her own and stabilized the patient. Sent her for CT. The report came back saying nothing wrong with the brain. She didn’t trust the report and went by the patient signs. Treated her further till the senior doctors came to work on monday. They saw the CT report and questioned her treatment. Then the patient was sent for MRI, wherein her judgement was found correct. The chief of the neurology dept was singing her praise and acumen and presence of mind (golden hour and all that) and asked to her to specialize in his field (which she no intention of doing whatsoever).
The best news, the patient has become normal now and will be discharged this week. I am so proud of her.
Wow, amk you have every right to be proud of your daughter.
Thanks mtm. I am indeed.
congrats amk on a wonderful daughter. and please thank her from all of us, for her service to humanity.
Thanks susanne. I will tell her that.
Oh Amk, you should be intensely proud, your daughter’s determination to see this through, despite what the report said, was just wonderful. She is obviously dedicated and brilliant, I can only assume she got it from her mother. :-) Be proud, she’s amazing.
What has her mom got anything to do with this?
Scoooooot! Now!!!!! :lol:
AMK, your daughter has a calling. Even I am proud of her and I have never met her. Some people walk the walk. I hope she is there when any of us need her. She is a true Rock Star.
Thank you, cindy. Yes, I liked the way she stood up to her seniors and stuck to her stand.
We need more Dr’s like your daughter. You and the Mrs. did good, you raised a smart, confident, caring young woman. One of my last visits to the my general practitioner she had a medical student following her. The dr. walked out the room after she talked with me and the medical student asked good questions and gave me information that was in my file that my doctor never discussed with me. The Dr. came in and told her to stop spending so much time with me. When my doctor left I told the medical student she had the worst doctor to follow, be your own doctor and that I appreciated that she took the extra time.
Thank you, jojo. I am not sure about the ‘you’ part. :)
Yes, I always hope that she will be a caring doc like my mom and FIL. And I know she will be.
She is a doctor in the truest sense of the word. She is a credit to her profession and her deservedly proud parents.
Thanks, 57f. More than proud, we are very happy that she could save that lady from a debilitating stroke.
Time for night owls: http://theobamadiary.com/2014/03/05/night-owl-chat-pictures-from-getty-images/
the first pic is fabulous
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