2:25 EST: The President and First Lady visit a Coral Reef High School classroom
2:40 EST: The President delivers remarks
They are such a beautiful couple
They really are. Hiya Donna!
Good afternoon your loveliness.
Looking a bit older, though. ;)
Hel-lo, GranDD! How are you doing up there on top of the village? And how are the little g-ds?
Hey VC! I’m well just need deep in work. (tax season) All is well. I haven’t seen the grand girls for two weeks because of bad weather so I am definitely going through withdrawals. I need me a grand baby fix this weekend and doggonit I’m gonna get it. :)
The weather is going to be in the 60’s this weekend so I’m looking forward to seeing them. Oh and by the way they are PERFECT!!!
That’s suppose to read…”knee deep in work”
It all sounds good – especially for the weekend! Give S & T an extra hug each with my name of it. :grin:
Hello, TD! :grin:
I looked at those pictures and thought: “I Love Them!” And…..I do.
Congrats on 1st Donna :)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional.
In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas’ poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.
The Supreme Court sent the case back to district court for more review to “promptly” determine what the adequate amount of funding should be, but didn’t set a deadline for a hearing. It did, however, set a July 1 deadline for legislators to restore money for two funds aimed at helping poorer districts with capital improvements and general school operations.
A state Department of Education official estimates legislators must increase funding by $129 million, in addition to the more than $3 billion the state has budgeted for the 2014-2015 school year.
I think something like this happened to Christie too….the courts made him put the money back in to education.
Republicans hate smart Americans.
Among the many things TzarVlado and GWB have in common is their amazing skill at tanking equities …
Putin Sparking Worst Stock Rout Since Moscow Crackdown bloom.bg/1czdGLZ via @BloombergNews— Nicole Gaouette (@nicolegaouette) March 07, 2014
And, this image will not be comforting to any investor still holding Rubles or RU equities, commodities, futures of any kind ….
Destriyer USS #Truxtun passed #Bosphorus at 15.55 today |PR #US #Ukraine #Crimea #Russia http://t.co/vdMCIdwPKt— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) March 07, 2014
Yes We Can
So in other words Putin is losing his shirt.
He’s certainly putting a dent in the bank accounts of lots of his fellow oligarchs, Don. And, the economic impact on Russia will only get worse each day he continues his neo-colonial shenanigans.
That is not an American warship.
Hi sailor, you are the expert, for sure, but I checked and the USS Truxtun #103, appears to be the ship in the tweet. For reference, I checked: http://newsmilitary.com/pages/24183971-destroyer-uss-truxtun-heads-for-black-sea-amid-heightened
I have no problem with the ship’s name. However, there are no hull numbers visible and we don’t let tug boats take us in tow in potentially hostile waters.
49 years ago today @repjohnlewis led peaceful march from Selma to Montgomery and was beaten by Alabama state troopers http://t.co/62mwZqJrsv— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) March 07, 2014
Just a little bit of update on the building in the background. http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6JUAjMZVBK2rT-6Ot-jO9w?feat=embedwebsite
Wow, that’s almost eerie Donna, that building will always be stuck in time in the 1965 image.
If you were my child….
Tell your kids, if they haven't already, to enroll in healthcare. #TimeToEnroll
youtube.com/watch?v=Cb1ICq…— Vick C. (@sonamie) March 07, 2014
…or just someone in need of healthcare…
Protect your health – #TimeToEnroll
youtube.com/watch?v=4ENFQT…— Vick C. (@sonamie) March 07, 2014
Demolishing the Right Wing’s “Democrats are the Party of Racism” Meme
LP, if you’re around, Ms Abby Martin’s efforts to hide her 9/11 truther legacy isn’t working out so well for her …
@jeremyduns @AbbyMartin She’s going to find it difficult to just walk away from years of conspiracy peddling.— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) March 07, 2014
.@jeremyduns @abbymartin’s attempt to conceal and/or deny her 9/11 Trutherism is almost comical.— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) March 07, 2014
Don't miss your chance to ask President Obama your health care questions on @WebMD next week: go.wh.gov/ojNbfY http://t.co/8oqJUZDDb1— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 07, 2014
Have an #ACA question for President Obama? #WebMDAsksObama for you. Submit questions here: wb.md/1dTaZ2z @WhiteHouse— (@WebMD) March 07, 2014
Who was the last president who engaged with his citizens so publicly and so frequently on his policy positions?
This is what democracy is all about.
It’s finally hit 40 degrees in the northern suburb of Chicago I work in. Where is that swimsuit anyway?
Glad you are finally getting warmth! It is 43 right now. Hasn’t gotten below freezing in a week. This weather is crazy. Be careful about getting the swimsuit out.
Dear usa: It's embarrassing to keep electing such idjits, ain't it?
#VoteSmart in 2014 & 16 and remove these nutz. http://t.co/DecdgDem66— (@amk4obama) March 07, 2014
And this thug is the one, the current @gop aka #teapartytwits and their media minions worship. #putin http://t.co/ccw1yefJGk— (@amk4obama) March 07, 2014
If people keep refusing to vote in non-Presidential elections, this country will become a Fascist state in 10 years.— (@chaplinlives) March 07, 2014
And if the PL hadn’t been whiny babies and committed to a process of turning the country progressive, it likewise would have taken 10-12 years to reassert the nation’s progressive soul. Good work.
President Obama's launching a new initiative to help more Americans graduate from college → go.wh.gov/Fuzfth #CollegeOpportunity— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 07, 2014
Mrs Greenspan held court for John McInsane for a solid 15 minutes today……but never mentioned this at all.
“Maybe the President thinks the Cold War is over,” he added, “but Vladimir Putin doesn’t and that’s what this is all about.”
If the Cold War never truly ended, it sure fooled former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, the latter of which famously peered into Putin’s soul and proclaimed him “a very straight forward and trustworthy” man.
It also fooled John McCain, who faced off against Obama in the 2008 presidential race.
“The Cold War is over, the Soviet empire is gone and neither one is missed,” he once told a group of military veterans during the campaign.
John McCain has not gotten over the fact that he lost to Barack Obama in 2008. That is were all the nasty bitterness is coming from.
Urge all of you to listen to the video in this tweet ….
So that demo in Moscow today for annexing #Crimea? Here's a video on how those rent-a-rallies get made: content.time.com/time/video/pla… #Ukraine— Simon Shuster (@shustry) March 07, 2014
Anyone who sells their vote does not deserve a real democracy, Maybe that’s why they do it….there’s no real free elections and they know they are really living in an oligarchy plutocracy.
“I do not see a military option and that is tragic.” John McCain on Mitchell Reports today, about Crimea.
This Dr. Strangelove thought, and still thinks, Sarah Palin was qualified to be President.
I am beyond words.
Puffing along, well behind all o’ y’all…. I do have questions regarding the shale gas agreement between Chevron and Ukraine, and now James West (R&S article) mentions US exports of natural gas “thanks in part to fracking”. Fracking scares me shitless, and I do not see how it will play out well for the Ukraine, which is the breadbasket of the region, if their beautiful lands will be destroyed to get at the gas, much the way we are seeing gas companies are doing here in North America. Can anyone help me with this? So much information to process and digest, very good to be here with you all. Every day I thank you that I don’t have to turn on a telly to stay informed! You are all the best of the best, like POTUS and FLOTUS! :)
Hi MP, It is not clear that fracking will be required in Ukraine. The initial agreements are for exploration and further study. Ukrainians are highly protective of their farm lands. Suspect what they will be doing, with strong assistance (in fact, requirement) built into the funds the US & EU have committed to them, is the development of renewable sources of energy, particularly solar and geo-thermal.
I am relieved to hear that, thank you, Bobfr.
I see were Darrell Issa call Rep. Cummings and apologize.
Issa’s not important enough to wipe the bottom of Rep. Cummings’ shoes. I’m glad he called and gave his pseudo apology, if for nothing else than to get it on record.
Good morning, TODville.
The WH is pulling out all the stops to increase ACA enrollment. #GetCovered #TimetoEnroll
United Farm Workers co-founder @DoloresHuerta is partnering with #CoveredCA to promote #Latino enrollment. #CADaysofAction #GetCovered— Covered California (@CoveredCA) March 07, 2014
Tell it like it is, Harry.
BRAVO @SenatorReid This is very important to the future of our democracy. We stand with you every step of the way. http://t.co/pfymokv4GH— meta (@metaquest) March 07, 2014
Sorry it’s dKos, but the info in the diary is more substantive than the news article. This is important stuff:
Woot RT @nycjim: #Ukraine's Lone Paralympic Athlete Met With Thunderous Applause in Sochi http://t.co/CIBhGP1Use— Doug Saunders (@DougSaunders) March 07, 2014
USA – Waving Old Glory proudly, we welcome the @USParalympics team to the #Sochi2014 #OpeningCeremony http://t.co/htyMW7HEQw— Sochi 2014 (@Sochi2014) March 07, 2014
LIVE NOW: First Couple arrives in Florida. Currently in Miami | Scattered Clouds | 78°F |
Thank yooooooou JER!!
You’re welcome Chips.
I say go out and get as many people you can find and vote in November, maybe your vote will cancel out the motherfuckers that insist on voting against their own best interest. I have lost all patience and sympathy; some people out there want to actually go to war with Putin but will not lift a finger to provide food stamps to the poor and the needy. I’m about to invest in a bunker and go off the grid, good luck to you all.
Don’t do that, Don. TOD would miss you.
I’m thinking Don’s too much of a fighter to go far. Goodness knows we need his strength in the game!
As a woman in her late 60s who might not relish the thought of a bunker, off the grid, I’m nevertheless kinda right behind you on that thought. Not sure how much more people with sane minds can take of all this, including me. I’ve never seen our country in worse internal shape, because of stupid people, and I’m not exaggerating. But I still have my vote, unless they start putting mandatory age limits on voting, so I’m not done yet.
President Obama and the First Lady have arrived in South Florida. http://t.co/sLBuumbQOx— WSVN-TV (@wsvn) March 07, 2014
I’m sure the Cuban exiles down in Miami are bitching and moaning about President Obama not waging an all-out war against Castro. Miami will forever be a banana republic.
Developing situation in Crimea alarming, says OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
On her return to Kyiv today, she said: “I am alarmed about the risk of violent conflict on the Crimean peninsula and the effects this could have on all communities, particularly the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar groups.”
Thors said the situation remains precarious. “Rash decisions on the future status of Crimea are a major source of tension and expose divisions between the peninsula’s communities that have been left unaddressed for decades. Like the Ukrainian community, Crimean Tatars have taken a different position to the majority population, which increases their vulnerability. Relations between ethnic groups on the peninsula are characterized by a growing climate of fear,” she said.
“I remind the authorities in effective control of the Crimean peninsula that they are obliged to ensure security and respect for human rights, including minority rights, for all those present on the territory, regardless of whether they are of Russian, Ukrainian or Crimean Tatar or other origin.”
“There is a real risk of bloodshed. All decisions on essential issues, such as the status of Crimea, language policy or national minority policy, must be taken in dialogue with all parties and be consistent with international law,” said Thors. During her visit to Kyiv and Crimea, the High Commissioner found no evidence of violations or threats to the rights of Russian speakers.
Charlie Crist is there. http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/President-Obama-First-Lady-Visiting-Miami-School-248986411.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_MIBrand
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet members of the military at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla http://t.co/4V9QAsi5Nz— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) March 07, 2014
EVERYONE …. Ruslana Lyzhychko: The Voice of a Revolution …. LIVE NOW
You will all want to view the recording of this absolutely off the charts remarkable person and what she said.
#Ruslana #AtlanticCouncil ''#Putin's #propaganda is alive in #US #media' bit.ly/O2G91l #euromaidan @CNN #obama #EU @UN #antiRUP— chris wynnyk wilson (@CWynnykWilson) March 07, 2014
Charlie Crist just showed up, still waiting for President Obama at Coral Reef High. @nbc6 http://t.co/9MOWNigzK8— Ari Odzer (@ariodzernbc6) March 07, 2014
People laugh when they hear Paul Ryan is the intellectual of GOP. But it is true and that tells you all you need to know about GOP thinking.— john miller (@deaconmill) March 07, 2014
I will say one thing about Charlie Crist, he has shown he isn’t afraid to be seen with President Obama unlike some of the other weak-ass democrats.
Live Streaming has started. President Obama and First Lady in Miami.
Mr. President – I don’t know how you keep going, but I’ll keep going as long as you are in the White House!
#latism #tcot #teaparty #CIR #p2 @EspuelasVox @SpeakerBoehner @MarioDB @TNTweeters @ReformNOW3 http://t.co/L6YN8sWKnX— Jose Gaytan (@joseserna2349) March 07, 2014
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