On This Day: Senator Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles
MoooOOOooorning Early Birds – Happy Wednesday!
Moooooorning COS, moooooorning everyone!
Another great column by Roger Simon—-‘Putin for President!’
Roger Simon is an excellent columnist: "Putin. For a Change." politi.co/1lNLNjd via @politicoroger— Ken Meyer (@Kenameyer) March 19, 2014
Dotser, appreciate the article. Since this is Women’s month, I’d like to add how angry I am that the white male idea of “macho” dominance gets picked up and adopted by Republicans and loony lefties as if the definition of leader is “bully.” Putin is every rotten dominating male and creepy boyfriend any woman ever had. Woman are technically a majority in this country and more women vote. So to big mouth, weak-kneed men to who love them some ‘dominating,’ I say, “shut the hell up.”
Unfortunately, women reporters like Laura Rozen and Martha Radditz of ABC seem only too willing to subscribe to this sexist and misogynistic persona.
Don’t the majority of white women too vote gop, firmly and repeatedly? Even for the gooper gov’s who have basically declared war on them?
AMK, why is India siding with Russia on Crimea and how far do you think they’ll carry this “support”?
Cold war syndrome from early sixties. mostly to do with the fact US sided with pakistanis during that period and russia stepped in to the vacuum. Even now russians are our main arms suppliers because of US arming pak army. A continuing mistake from US.
LOL – he’s quite right even though his sarcasm can misinterpreted by some. And it’s disturbing that the same ones who were howling and yelling about PBO being a warmonger just a few months ago during the Syrian crisis, are the ones now cheerleading for Putin and calling PBO “weak.”
Good West Coast morning Chipsticks &.TOD family.
What a beautiful couple!
Chips, I want to thank you for the coverage and pics yesterday.
Good Morning Ms. Chips!
Good Morning Everyone!
Have a great day everybody!
Holy Moly.. Thank you President Obama…..
I just received my retirement account statement for 2013.
S & P earned 16.51 %
Nasdaq earned 25.24 %
Linda, whoo hooo!
Escalating situation "@FitzFox5DC: #BREAKING “@Reuters: Russian forces storm #Ukraine naval headquarters in #Crimea reut.rs/1j5vD2Z”"— Shannon MacDonald (@shananigins15) March 19, 2014
I loved this moment from the 2005 NAACP awards. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nwf50WJNi4
The song was a delight. I love how the presenter pronounced his name – and as usual Barack Obama makes a wonderful speech.
And I loved the looks on the faces in the audience when Fantasia sang “Anybody know what I’m talking about when I say I believe”.
Good morning. I’ve been thinking a lot about the tremendous burden on the president right now. He has to cheer lead the final push for ACA enrollment; he has to go around raising funds so the DNC can make a solid effort to win in 2014; he has to deal with Senate cowards who turn down his qualified appointments; he has to handle Netanyahu and his crazed efforts to mess up an Israel/ Palestine accord; and he has to wrestle with an insanely out of control Putin (and his nuke threatening cohorts) as well the the grim potential for massive carnage in Ukraine. He has to shore up NATO, work to build the US presence in the Pacific, manage the endless natural disasters that afflict us and deal with the most utterly dysfunctional US House in history. The only clear and visible way I know to show that he is loved and supported by millions is to go out work our brains out for a big turnout in November so we can win every damn seat we can. I’d love to be able to say to our president–“we did this because we love you. and we have your back!”
So true JG. There is no rest for the weary.
Good Morning Chips and TOD.
Sounds like a must-see interview. RT @MarkMullenNBC: Checking in at WH to interview the President tonight on @nbc7 http://t.co/c7xNMS5TEZ— #NBC7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) March 19, 2014
here is a great invention that should help to reduce injuries and deaths of those who choose to ride bicycles;
This brilliant new bike lights up when headlights hit it wrd.cm/1g8yFpF http://t.co/WdmCAT4Hlf— (@WIRED) March 19, 2014
Wow…that is great….
Yesterday on Fox News The Five…Eric Bolling blamed the 1994 Budepest Memo on Richard Lugar…..and wait for it….
….Barack Obama …..
Dana Perino said What ?
In Washington to interview the President…
Welcome to the West Wing. #ctindc http://t.co/SSaUcuvVVg— John Gnann (@kdfw07) March 19, 2014
He’s excited! I would be too. :)
How much more bungling can the inept & corrupt the malaysian gobinment will do?
Victims’ families dragged screaming and crying to prevent them from meeting the press.
The billionaire Repub. candidate for gov., Bruce Rauner, was able to buy his candidacy in the Illinois primary yesterday. I believe Illinois had a record-setting low turnout—-around 16% bothered to show up. So everyone is predicting that this will be a record setting campaign, estimates in the multiple millions, a knock down, drag out fight. (Imagine what all that money could do for the good of Illinois) Rauner is the new hero of the 1%ers, one goal is to put a final nail into the existence of unions, Gov. Walker said to be his role model, said to have national ambitions after he buys Illinois. Another interesting tidbit—-said to be good friends with Mayor Rahm.
Gov. Quinn is out with his first ad of the campaign, and we’re off and running:
What a terrific ad. I look forward to your updates on this race.
Two points on Rauner’s win. Check out the map on the Sun Times web site. Rauner won in the wealthier part of the state, Chicago, suburbs and everything north. The rest of the state voted for Dillard.
2nd point, the low turnout should prove that in any non presidential election or primary, turnout makes all the difference in the world. If dems vote, we win.
It was closer than anticipated, not that Dillard is any better.
I watched as much as I could stomach of Rauner last night. He’s already running on fumes. Quinn came out swinging, and although Quinn is in for the fight of his life (and the life of Illinois) don’t count him out.
I will have to send him money. It’s all about the money.
I honestly don’t know what it takes to get sane Americans to vote. The RWNJ’s have convinced Americans that there is no point in being engaged in the political process. That is what’s killing us.
G’morning Chips & TOD!
Live at 10:00am EST: 24 @USArmy veteran Medal of Honor recipients are inducted into the Hall of Heroes. go.usa.gov/KPD4— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) March 19, 2014
Honored to welcome the Women's Legislative Caucus for breakfast this morning. As Pres. Obama said, "When women succeed, America succeeds."— Martin O'Malley (@GovernorOMalley) March 19, 2014
Gov O’Malley is one of the few politicians who always cites PBO and is never afraid to show his support for PBO’s policies. This is the mark of a person with inner conviction – not one who addicted to playing silly political games like HRC. You will never find O’Malley going on TV or writing op-eds with veiled or direct criticisms of PBO, or wishy-washy support, or “distancing” himself from PBO. I hope he decides to run – he will have my full support.
I keep hoping his candidacy will snowball. it’s the Hillary inevitability which stands in the way. Always appreciate his nods to PBO also. Need new blood——no more Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton etc. etc. etc.
I agree. And we need someone who doesn’t make decisions based on superficial media narratives and DC chatter. O’Malley knows DC quite well. And he knows the media there is rubbish.
GM everyone. I also agree about Governor O’Mally. He was one of PBO’s early supporters and has continued to support him. He is not a “fair-weather” friend.
I so agree with you…He is my choice as well…
i think he will be running…
Authenticity, knowing what you believe in, not measuring public polls but using inner beliefs and stated goals seem to be mutual traits of PBO and Gov Martin O’Malley.
I agree Obama Grandmama!
About to get briefing on ACA enrollment with Domestic Policy Council Dir Cecilia Munoz in the Roosevelt Room. #whitehouse #westwing #mapoli— Alison King (@alisonkingNECN) March 19, 2014
Off the record chat in Press Secty Jay Carney's office. #whitehouse #mapoli http://t.co/7xp9jpC5iT— Alison King (@alisonkingNECN) March 19, 2014
Jay looks a wee bit tired. LOVE you, Jay.
He’s sick and tired of the stupid WH press CORPSE….and so are we! :)
GAH, can you imagine, day in and day out? Hanging with POTUS and the inner circle balances it out but still.
And you thought only dogs do tricks. http://t.co/lEAvf7U7jR— (@amk4obama) March 19, 2014
ha! that reminds me of one of my cats- she climbs ladders.
This is amazing.
spread this around
#tcot http://t.co/WgZmpdoCnK— Mary (@fritchee) March 17, 2014
WATCH LIVE: Attorney General Eric Holder expected to announce $1 billion Toyota settlement cbsn.ws/1eklVIN— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 19, 2014
This is a BFD – Toyota misled people about safety issues (unintended and sudden acceleration, floor mats getting stuck etc.) over a period of years, and lied about steps they had taken to correct defects. This is the LARGEST settlement in the auto industry. They are going to be put on 3 yrs probation.
Off topic – our basketball team plays in its first NCAA tournament game in 8 years tonight – BUT, our coach’s son is having thyroid cancer surgery here in Iowa this morning. Then Dad has to fly to Dayton for the game. They are trying to get #teampat trending on Twitter, to support the son Patrick and the family. In case anyone wants to participate. Just FYI.
Sounds like Nate’s new 538 project features a writer who is a climate change denier right out of the gate.
I can’t even go there.
I’m seeing tweets that people are very disappointed in him and the site.
.@FLOTUS dubs herself "adventurous" eater & willing to try fish brains & pickled jellyfish in China tinyurl.com/pr5bjv6 #FlotusinChina— Eddie Gehman Kohan (@ObamaFoodorama) March 19, 2014
I admire FLOTUS but this is a bit much and waaaay too early in the morning!
I’ve heard the scorpions are quite the tasty treat.
Fish brains and pickled jellyfish, sounds good. Love you FLOTUS, but I don’t think so. Well I won’t say what I won’t try, because if you eat hog chitterlings, you are willing to try just about anything. Just about, but not everything.
Baracketology: check out President Obama's bracket here –> es.pn/1cZyso0— Bobby Whithorne (@Bobby44) March 19, 2014
The First Lady just took off for China. Participate in the trip from anywhere→ wh.gov/lVeAk #FLOTUSinChina http://t.co/E4IWU3wol4— (@FLOTUS) March 19, 2014
referring to what? RT @laurnorman "There's an awful lot of spinning going on" including by some who aren't even in the talks, snr #US offl— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) March 19, 2014
Who the damn cap fits, let them wear it….
Talks appear to be going pretty well. Let’s keep our hope alive.
Mornin’ TODers! So many wonderful posts over the past couple of days and me stuck at work, unable to cry, laugh or comment.
Have another great Obamacare story to share though I’m still short on details but was so excited I wanted to share.
My sister, who has been without insurance for a year since her divorce, just texted me this:
” OMG! Thank you so much for telling me about healthcare.gov! I got a great deal on health and dental insurance and can finally have my cysts removed. Thank you, President Obama!
OK, I just talked to her and she is, quite literally, in tears. here are the deets: Blue Cross Advantage plan $35 copay, $0 deductible, $500 out of pocket max. Prescriptions $0 for generics includes vision which the cover at 80%. She would have been paying $34.00 a month but added dental for $20. Grand total $54.00 a month. If she wants the PPO it will be $122.00 including dental. I’m so happy for her! As someone who was without health insurance for 6 years until I remarried, I know what peace of mind it brings.
@charles_gaba @terri_georgia – Stay strong.— (@amk4obama) March 19, 2014
For those in the #GOP w/ Palin-like-sense-of-history This is DIRECT reference 2 FASCISM & your #TeaParty! #UniteBlue http://t.co/HNygBTiSIX— Ajay (@ajain31) March 19, 2014
Rise and Shine!
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