#GetCoveredNow because all moms deserve that peace of mind → hc.gov/rx87fN #TBT #ThrowbackThursday http://t.co/NY15GAlsza— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 14, 2014
#GetCoveredNow because all moms deserve that peace of mind → hc.gov/rx87fN #TBT #ThrowbackThursday http://t.co/NY15GAlsza
Hey, TD! :-)
Are you kidding me? Did you see Scandal!!!!
It was the surprise that Shonda and company promised. I am already trying to figure out a way around it.
I was just started to get bored when the scene in front of the window came up. I think “eff this” came to mind. BUT THEN, that ending!
Shonda is the shizznit!!!
It was insane.
*Scene is euphemism for you know what. Don’t want West Coasters screaming at me*
Scene took out one of those two.
Scene was a warning and not fatal.
Scene was aimed at Quinn or her BF, Charlie.
Scene was because the Cookie Monster was stealing cookies.
Also, this tweet makes me go hmmm…. or it could be his usual prankster self.
In all seriousness, whichever way this is headed, I love #Scandal and its fans.— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) March 14, 2014
I like those!
Sigh, Nerdy, why did I think you were too busy with Scandal to put up a post right now?
Foiled again by Nerdy Utal! :(
Ha! I bet she had this ready to go an hour ago and was waiting for the credits to roll so she could press the button! :-)
Sounds most likely. Problem for me is that I haven’t been able to ‘read’ Utal’s post timing as effectively as I can SOMETIMES read CC’s, so she’s always catching me off guard. Grrrrrr.
Hi vc – thanks for answering back there – pleased I wasn’t talking to myself :)
No problemo. The notification light makes it much easier to meet TODers in back alleys and quiet corners. :grin:
and threads that are 24 hours old :)
Yep! And even older. I like it much better than in the earlier days when you had to trudge backwards and search through comments to see if anyone had responded to you. :grin:
This post we were talking about back there
Sahil Kapur – March 15, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT28075
House Republicans unanimously voted down a measure Friday that would have raised the federal minimum wage, from its current $7.25 per hour to $10.10 by 2015.”
The date at TPM is 2013 – NOT 2014 – did I get confused!
You’re in the same boat with some of the rest of us. I say, let’s forget it. Clarification is bound to come sooner than later. ;)
It was 12 months old – that is the clarification – history
Before departing to prepare dinner wanted to be sure you have the opportunity to read these very important statements:
U.S. Reply to Russian Federation Comparison of Crimean Crisis to Kosovo
As delivered to the Permanent Council by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer,
Vienna, March 13, 2014
Sorry Mr. Chair, I was hoping to allow you to conclude, but I really do think this is important, just so that we’re clear on the facts of this latest assertion.
President Obama addressed this yesterday in the press conference following the Oval Office meeting with Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, and he said, “I know that we’ve heard form the Russian Federation the that these kinds of decisions are often made in other places, and they’ve even analogized it to Scotland or other situations of that sort. And in each of those cases they’ve cited, decisions were made by a national government through a long, lengthy deliberative process. It’s not something that happens in a few days, and not something that happens with an outside army essentially taking over the region.”
Kosovo emerged as an independent state after many years of international negotiations through the UN to resolve the crisis. In Crimea, Russia and illegitimate local authorities have rejected multilateral diplomatic efforts to resolve the situation and, instead, continue military actions and fostering separatism.
Kosovo welcomed engagement from international bodies. By contrast, Russian forces and citizen militia groups have threatened and prevented high-level visitors and observer missions from international organizations like the OSCE from monitoring the situation in Crimea.
Kosovo’s independence had its roots in the violent, non-consensual breakup of the former Yugoslavia, and the State-sponsored ethnic cleansing that Kosovo endured at the hands of the Milosevic regime. As the world knows, despite Russian assertions, there is no evidence of infringements of minority rights occurring in Crimea or elsewhere in Ukraine, let alone a situation with any similarities to the humanitarian catastrophe that occurred in Kosovo.
I think it’s fine for Russia to make arguments about self-determination, etcetera. But I think we all need to remember that this situation is not similar to other situations; the analogies do not hold up to the facts. That doesn’t mean the Russian Federation is not entitled to launch legalistic arguments. It just means that we should all remember the facts. This is a referendum that is taking place, essentially, at the barrel of a gun. It won’t be legitimate in Crimea, and it wouldn’t be legitimate anywhere.
Bob! You are legend! Thank you for being your awesome self!
Bob I think you ought to replace Laura Rozen. Thanks for keeping us continuously and comprehensively updated on the Russia/Ukraine events. :)
Thank you Dudette and hf2!!!
From the kitchen ….
@AmbassadorRice @JohnKerry @vj44 Putin leveraged #GWB’s illegal Iraq invasion re: #Georgia. #PBO’s restraint in Syria prescient re: #Crimea— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 14, 2014
… tough to do in 140 characters, but hope that the message is clear …. back to preparing dinner … hopefully I won’t burn it … bbl
#Republicans don't get economics http://t.co/5GJOpPbJmy— Mike Archer (@JamesMArcher) March 14, 2014
I don’t know how this will stop – in virtually every democracy the majority seem to be voting for those who want to hit on the poor and give to the rich. It was horrid in the 1980s but so much worse now. Can’t even blame GOTV in my world – everyone votes.
I think I despise Paul Ryan on the same level as I despise Dick Cheney. Why pundits consider him a “brain” I’ll never know. Of all the hypocrites…..lived on social security, went to college on the government, etc, etc……now wants no one else to have any help. There has to be a stronger word than hypocrisy.
Paul Ryan is deemed this "economic genius" the same way Dick Cheney is deemed a foreign policy guru…both total hacks #FalseExperts— Joe (@Spalerosophis) March 13, 2014
Something beautiful to offset the picture of dreck that I posted above.
To LOVE Is To Receive A Glimpse Of Heaven
RT @alphabetsuccess Gratitude, Sirena
Photo @mar_de_sirena http://t.co/q1MNcTxawx— SIRENA De MER (@mar_de_sirena) March 13, 2014
Hi Dudette – I need that – thank you
Hey there 99ts! Me too!
G’Night, everyone! My eyes are taking over.
G’Night VC! One day closer to the big day, right? :-D
;) Yes ma’am, a week and a day to go! :razz:
Also, too, enjoy your musical night out with young nephew. Tomorrow, right? (The old brain’s way of working is puzzling to me. Stalls at basic (personal) information, yet pops other info into my mind at odd moments. smh)
Have a good Friday!
I need some music to calm me down. Be back in a sec…
With much delight, I recently discovered that Diane Reeves wrapped this Fleetwood Mac classic in some silky, smooth, sultry goodness!
“I’m surrounded by people that have lost their minds."Why #Fitz did not repeal #Obamacare @tonygoldwyn #GetCovered
healthcare.gov— Tracy (@taiping2) March 14, 2014
. Scandal shows why mental health care parity in Obamacare is so important.
Okay, okay… I dunno if this is real, but ROFLMAO!!!!
This will settle you down @wildthing404 @josnoopy29 … I give you Eric Cantor …. http://t.co/JkyqFYXgCN— Cletis Stump (@CletisStump) March 14, 2014
Me thinks someone’s been talking our friend Danny-O’Chips-a-Doodle! :-)
“@MsMin: Tickled Pink Thursday! @Agent_DCurtis @tweenspot @ByeByeDWI @Simm_Young @GorillaMentor @alphabetsuccess http://t.co/rxPVODDrk4”LOL😂— Claire (@blackiwiroo) March 13, 2014
One works with you.
One works on you.
#catsanddogs http://t.co/AwGAa7rRij— (@amk4obama) March 14, 2014
Obamacare was news when the website had problems. It's not news now that millions signed up and it saves 1000's of lives.Journalism is dead.— John (@linnyitssn) March 13, 2014
THIS!!!!! The website problems were the lead story for weeks.
It’s here, it’s here! Happy Pi Day!
@pourmecoffee I'm all tingly! Might have to get up at 3:14 AM so I can throw the curtains open and howl at the moon.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) March 14, 2014
why we call today 'Pi Day'? Here is why…. #HappyPiDay http://t.co/4m7ViWu81o— Pranav Mistry (@pranavmistry) March 14, 2014
you are so cool ….Dudette…..yeahhhhhhhh
The beauty of math and music! What Pi Sounds like Happy #PiDay! youtu.be/wK7tq7L0N8E— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) March 14, 2014
And you thought he was a super hero. Ha. Ha. http://t.co/5QPSxIjXcN— (@amk4obama) March 14, 2014
Don’t *defend* Obamacare. Weaponize it. Demand to know what Republican candidates would do in place of ACA protections. They got nuttin.'— Oliver Griswold (@originalgriz) March 12, 2014
Save money for a rainy day: #GetCoveredNow healthcare.gov. Mental health care covered 2. #Sally #Scandal http://t.co/wx7ao7bvdp— Tracy (@taiping2) March 14, 2014
Couldn’t resist thus one: my favorite POTUS pic!
You know what that picture does to me! Stop it! :-D
Hey, someone put the golden ratio to music too! This is so cool!
More than 150 people were evacuated from a US Airways flight after a Florida-bound plane’s front landing gear collapsed on a runway.
Flights were halted at Philadelphia International Airport as those on board exited the plane via inflatable ramps.
One person asked for medical assistance but no major injuries were reported, airport officials said.
An airport spokeswoman said the plane was about to take off when the malfunction happened.
Not a good week for planes.
Thank God nobody was seriously injured.
Are you ready for Pi Day? bit.ly/1fv7sYf #HappyPiDay— The Gavel (@bcgavel) March 14, 2014
Shorter Fox News: Paying people more fairly for their overtime work will make them work less mm4a.org/1m0yLBZ— Media Matters (@mmfa) March 14, 2014
It's OK @JoshMalina if you lose your job. You can still #GetCoveredNow healthcare.gov http://t.co/2m4bixqaQP— Tracy (@taiping2) March 14, 2014
One more for David. Just in case he needs health care.
@lenniebrisco @Dudette9t9 we loved it too!— U.S. Postal Service (@USPS) March 14, 2014
That was in response to this…
Forever #JimiHendrix! RT @USPS Now Guitar Greatness has a #stamp of its own! #JimiHendrix Forever stamp! http://t.co/oZbkLXQu2W— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) March 14, 2014
why is he in a straitjacket ?
Precursor to Sgt Pepper?
Hey, Democrats ~ Listen, please. Stand with the President on #ACA in your campaigns. We The People love Obamacare and we are listening!— (@JOBoomr) March 14, 2014
Thank you for this tweet. It is perfect for Rise and Shine.
Thanks so much! Goodnight to you, NW. Off I go to dreamland.
Somebody at the 21st Century USPS is really into using Twitter to sell their products – good for them!
@MarkSlusar what did you think of the new #JimiHendrix stamp? #ForeverHendrix— U.S. Postal Service (@USPS) March 14, 2014
The Hawk wins, son!
One more quick one … I would never have recognized Al Gore without the tweet!
Great group photo! RT @fimusana: @kuminaidoo @m_obrien68 @algore and the ever amazing Maggie http://t.co/75jZ9ZPYmH— Climate Reality (@ClimateReality) March 14, 2014
Wow! I wouldn’t have known that was him either!
Stupid me! Missed out on getting Chris Botti tix. His show in ATL tomorrow is sold out – natch!
So glad YouTube is my friend. Nice collab here with Jilly from Philly
I meant tonight… Pi Night! :-)
Eyes heavy, she glances at the clock through the veil of nearly shut eyelashes. [Sigh!]
“Alas, my 3:14 am dance will have to take place in my dreams” — I’m done!
Here’s something to feed your dreams.
Ah, I knew Chris Botti when he was a little boy, he moved to Italy with his parents, where I was studying in Pavia, Italy. 1967-68. He spoke excellent Italian and went to a public school with the Italian kids.
Plus he’s cute! :-)
Update on our fellow TODer @CarolMaeWY – she is receiving appropriate care from her ophthalmologist for a significant medical issue with one of her eyes. She asked that I send her greetings to all of you. Please keep her in your thoughts.
Aw, thanks Bob! Love to CarolMae.
@CarolMaeWY For you, Beautiful One. Get better soon! http://t.co/Lj2ooyDCcT— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) March 14, 2014
Just had to post this before departing, as follow up to a comment posted in a previous 13 Mar 2014 TOD thread ….
“A pro-Russian Ukrainian energy magnate with connections to senior British parliamentarians has been arrested in Vienna at the request of the United States following an FBI investigation.
The Independent revealed last week the links between gas billionaire Dmitry Firtash and senior Conservatives John Whittingdale, the chair of the powerful Commons media select committee, and Lord Risby, a former vice-chairman of the Conservative Party and shadow minister for Financial Services.
Both Parliamentarians are on the board of the British Ukrainian Society (BUS), an organisation with strong ties to Mr Firtash, who was one of Ukraine’s most powerful figures under the country’s deposed President Viktor Yanukovych.
And in a development described by experts as “seismic” Mr Firtash, 48, was arrested yesterday by the organised crime unit of the Austrian police. The energy magnate is alleged to have paid bribes and formed a criminal organisation, according to the warrant which was issued after the FBI began investigating him in 2006, according to the Austrian Interior Ministry.”
Oh dear. #UK @Conservatives links to arrested #Ukraine oligarch & second-hand car dealer Dmitry Firtash independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/… #euromaidan— Jeremy Nicholl (@Russian_Photos) March 14, 2014
Will post some additional comments tomorrow about the wisdom of President Obama re: Syria, and the realities of Russia’s port at Tartus, Syria, in the context of Russia’s highly restricted access from their Crimean ports to the Mediterranean, and points beyond, due to Turkey’s control of the Bosphorus Straits. Needless to say, my efforts to convey the significance in an 140 character tweet are paltry compared to President Obama’s strategic brilliance. But, hopefully, his colleagues to whom the tweet was addressed, if they ever see it, will notice that some of us are paying attention to reality. BTW, the tweet I’m mentioning is up thread: http://theobamadiary.com/2014/03/13/peace-of-mind/#comment-975645
Yes We Can
@CarolMaeWY – Get well soon.
#keepinganeyeonyou http://t.co/Ixv0YMpYou— (@amk4obama) March 14, 2014
Thanks Bob – so pleased she finally made it to the doc – what a lovely family is TOD – passing on all the news – sending all good thoughts to CarolMae
Blessings to Carol…
Only just saw this now Bob, thanks a million for the update on CarolMae, wishing her all the very best and a speedy recovery.
You are a Gem Doc. Thanks.
CarolMae, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Be Strong. Be well.
Good night, everyone!
My fav brit lefty, Tony Benn, dies. One of the rare & honest politicians I admired.
Wish I’d known more about him – I’m trying to think of a politician in my sphere that I admire – there’s a couple that I like – that have a vague idea of honesty – but I can’t make it to admire.
For me, a honest pol is one who didn’t enrich himself while in power.
I used to be a sorta lefty radical troublemaker in my college days and Tony Benn was one of my heroes. Of course, now, I am just a troublemaker. (according to bt)
(Yes you are)
Good Morning TODVille, Happy Friday!
Huge Victory for the #AmericanPeople as #Republicans Implode on #UnemploymentBenefits!
ow.ly/uzRmr— AATTP (@AgainstTeaParty) March 14, 2014
Despite all the posturing, all of the lies and the smears, and all of the feet-stomping tantrums from the GOP and teabaggers, President Obama and the Democrats scored a major victory. Earlier today, the Senate Republicans finally caved regarding the unemployment extensions; and they’re paid for in part by taxes on large corporations.
The bill backdates all unemployment extension to December 28 of 2013, and extends coverage up to five more months. This means that the 2 million people who were cut off unemployment because of the political farce that calls itself the Republican party didn’t extend the unemployment benefits at the time. What’s more, the CBO states that this unemployment extension could save 200,000 jobs, so it’s not just the unemployed that will benefit from it
while the Senate Republicans have caved, it’s a question of whether or not the hardline extremists and economic terrorists in the House are willing to budge (answer: no). And it still has to pass the House. Boehner is required to work with the Democrats if they want to turn this major victory for the Democrats into a major victory for everyone.
Hopefully there won’t be any fucking backstabbing dem in the house.
the House Dems under Pelosi’s Leadership have pretty much stood united
Gooooooooooood Morning TOD Villageee…
had a rough week this week…sooooooooo glad that today is Friday…
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