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Jon Favreau On What He Learned From President Obama

@JonFavs at University College Dublin:

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You have to watch the Q&A. Jon tells so many cool stories about working for President Barack Obama:

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123 Responses to “Jon Favreau On What He Learned From President Obama”


  1. 6 Nerdy Wonka
    March 20, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    • 7 sabreen60
      March 20, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      I have been so impressed with this young man. I don’t know what he intends to do, but I’m sure he’ll be good at it.

    • 8 Vicki
      March 20, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Just watched this. Wonderful inspiring speech. No time now for the Q & A but I’ll definitely get to it.

  2. 9 GGail
    March 20, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Hi NW!
    Congrats LadyTNT on first.

    I love me some Jon Fav!!!

  3. 12 Nerdy Wonka
    March 20, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Warren Buffett is chuckling at anyone who thought his/her bracket would be so perfect, he’d hand them $1B.

    • 13 sherijr
      March 20, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      yep my son Josh just called to say he lost his first game- the Harvard win got him. But he’s listed number one in the Arizona bracket right now.

  4. 14 Dudette
    March 20, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Awesome!

  5. 15 Nena20409
    March 20, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    As ACDC sang: It’s TNT, it’s dynamite. LadyTNT blasted to the top with GOLD. Congrats.

    Jon Favreau is one Hot Guy with words as his specialty.

    He is always respectful, thoughtful and he has humility.

  6. 18 57andfemale
    March 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    So OT but it’s just too funny:

    I had to dig out my boot (argh!) from under the sofa this morning and I noticed that the lining was ripped off the bottom of the sofa. My bichon/maltese mix Kasper is always under there, squirreling away toys, catalogs, phone chargers, etc. Mr. 57 decided to staple the underlining and clean out Kasper’s debris.

    Kasper was PISSED and tried to get Mr. 57 to stop stapling the underlining. Kept throwing himself at Daddy, all upset……..

    He had squirreled away his favorite toy in the springs of the sofa from underneath! He wouldn’t stop bugging Daddy until ‘Stripey Cat’ was liberated.

    This dog is too busy for his own good.

  7. 20 Linda
    March 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    No explanation as to why

    The U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday it would extend oral arguments on the validity of Obamacare’s birth control mandate from one hour to 90 minutes.

    The two consolidated cases — Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius — are set to be heard on Tuesday.

  8. 21 JER
    March 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm

  9. 22 anniebella
    March 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    That bald head guy with the T-shirt on which said put the white back in the White House. That is a big part of the Republicans base, racists. And the reason Boehner and other Republican politicians doesn’t stand up to those racists people is because they don’t want to lose their vote or they are racists too. Or maybe both.

  10. 24 JER
    March 20, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    • 25 jacquelineoboomer
      March 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Seriously! I don’t remember ever seeing any “Welcome to South Florida” messages for GWB! Only this President is welcomed!

  11. 26 Judith Fardig
    March 20, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    That clip of Favs’ speech brought a happy flow of tears. He learned at the hand of the master. Miss him!

    • 27 globalcitizenlinda
      March 20, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      this was indeed a great speech followed by a very thoughtful and respectful Q & A;

      very glad I took time to watch both

  12. 28 Nerdy Wonka
    March 20, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    • 29 Vicki
      March 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      Promise kept!
      First of many i predict.

    • 30 Vicki
      March 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      In appalling news Andrew Cuomo, the DINO Governor of NY, facing an easy win in November—-nevertheless is being encouraged to run as a Republican by the entirely corporate NY Press.
      Apparently it is not enough that he has taken the democratic State Senate and turned the actual democratic majority into a Republican senate. 5 break-away dem senators jumped parties, essentially, calling themselves “Independent Democrats” and voting with the repubs.
      It is still not enough for Cuomo that he is on an unrelenting campaign to destroy Bill deBlasio’s agenda.

      Nope, maybe he will just have to join the GOP.

      • 31 Lovepolitics2008
        March 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm

        I can’t help feeling that the plutocracy is afraid Bill DeBlasio will become a presidential candidate in 2020. They see that he has real political talent and lots of charisma. Obama phase II…

        • 32 Vicki
          March 20, 2014 at 7:28 pm

          Agree with you Lovepolitics about deBlasio’s charisma and appeal.

          Cuomo, on the other hand has been governing in his blue state by seducing repubs.
          Christie, a repub, recruited and threatened dems

          Both seem to believe that “reaching across the aisle” is an important resume item.

          What they have in common—apart from the Port Authority they co-rule—–is that neither one is likely to be anything more than they are today.

        • 33 hopefruit2
          March 20, 2014 at 9:15 pm

          I agree Lp2008. Bill deBlasio is highly threatening to these corporate cowards…

    • 34 jacquelineoboomer
      March 20, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      Paid sick days? What will Democrats think of next – health care benefits? Oh, wait …

  13. March 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Wow, this was good.

    One-liners might catch a meme, but storytelling connects people (your voters) to other people’s life (those that they – through your story – come to admire).

    Indeed – never let anyone’s cynicism keep you from telling your favorite story (this, btw, is how I first came to admire the “American Dream”, which had become a advertising slogan to me – after candidate Obama connected it to real (hi)stories of real people).

    Thanks.

  14. March 20, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    • March 20, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      • March 20, 2014 at 5:48 pm

        TzarVlad’s buddies bluster on Twitter & Russian TV is truly laughable. They’re gonna feel the pain …

        “We saw after the actions that we took on Monday some bluster from some of the individuals who we designated claiming that these sanctions on them would have no impact. I would suggest that if any of these individuals, including the ones that we are doing today, have any interest in doing any business outside of Russia in rubles they’re going to find great difficulty in doing so. They will be unable to access any U.S. financial services; they will find it difficult to transact in the dollar; and I suspect will find it very difficult to transact in Europe and elsewhere, as our partners around the world have demonstrated over time a willingness to also adhere to the sanctions that we are imposing. So I think these individuals will find their ability to continue to act in the world economy in any fashion severely constrained.

        With respect to Bank Rossiya, we expect that this will have a significant impact on its ability to operate. It will be frozen out of the dollar. All the correspondent accounts that it has with U.S. financial institutions will be terminated. And we will work with our partners both in the government and in the private sector around the world to isolate Bank Rossiya and prevent it from operating to the greatest extent possible.

        Going forward, we have now three executive orders that are at our disposal to continue to impose costs for the conduct that senior official number one described: The executive order from two weeks ago, which focuses on threats to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine — obviously those threats continue and we have the ability to continue to designate under that authority. The authority that was created earlier this week and that we’re acting under today, which allows us to designate Russian government officials, those in the inner circle of the Russian leadership, and entities in the arms and related material industry. And then the new executive order that the President signed today, which provides the Secretary of the Treasury the authority to designate, in consultation with the Secretary of State, sectors of the Russian economy for additional sanctions.

        Once those sectors are designated as the Secretary determines, we will then be able to impose sanctions on specific entities within those sectors. This is a flexible tool that we can use in response to further provocations; for instance, action of the Russians to go into eastern Ukraine or western Ukraine, or other provocations as we deem appropriate.”

        …. and the ratchet has only stepped through a couple of initial clicks ….

        #TrustBarack

  15. 40 donna dem 4 obama
    March 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    That Q and A by Jon Favreau was simply Awesome.

    Thank you NW for posting this.

    • 41 Nerdy Wonka
      March 20, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      You’re welcome. Glad you enjoyed it.

    • 42 Lovepolitics2008
      March 20, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      I totally agree. I was very impressed by those young people. Their questions were pertinent and thoughtful and listening to them it was quite clear they are following american politics closely.

  16. 43 donna dem 4 obama
    March 20, 2014 at 6:17 pm

  17. March 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    “Russia’s most powerful businessmen waited for over an hour Thursday to hear from President Vladimir Putin, whose decision to annex the Crimean Peninsula has cost their companies hundreds of millions of dollars in market value.

    When Putin finally showed up, he spoke to them for five minutes — and gave them no reassurances that they or their companies will get any respite from the uncertainty created by the takeover of a piece of land of little value to them beyond national pride.

    Russia’s economy has been pinched by the crisis over Crimea, even before the new sanctions the U.S. and Europe announced Thursday.”

    Russian economy, tycoons take hit in Crimea crisis
    By NATALIYA VASILYEVA

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/putin-calls-billionaires-pay-taxes-russia

    • 45 Lovepolitics2008
      March 20, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      Drip, drip, drip…

    • 46 Nena20409
      March 20, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      All of a sudden Doc Bobfr……the WEAK charge we have heard now for months and the loudness over the last 2 weeks plus have Magically disappeared Today?

      Hmm? Elephants got their collective tongues? Hmm?

      • March 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm

        Reality, Nena, is that #TzarVlad can manufacture phony polls about his popularity all he wants but his ‘leadership’ has yielded an economy that already sucked before his Crimea adventure – sucked, that is, for the vast majority of Russians. It’s gonna suck even worse if he doesn’t deescalate, soon.

        Now a bunch of Russian billionaires are learning that we know a whole lot about just whom they are, what their wealth is comprised, and that they are easy targets for financial punishment via a number of tools available to the President of the world’s largest economy.

        Obviously, President Obama and his team, including Treasury Secretary Lew and Sec of State Kerry, have been assembling their target lists and choice of financial tools for some time. As noted before, they’ve only clicked the sanction ratchet a couple of times.

        #TrustBarack

  18. 49 Linda
    March 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    I want to throw up……

    Responding to President Obama’s decision last week to protect a stretch of California’s Coast near Point Arena as a new national monument, the House of Representatives is planning to vote next week to overturn a 108 year-old law that presidents of both parties have used to protect iconic American places, including the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and Arches National Park.

    The bill, H.R. 1459, aims to block presidents from using the Antiquities Act of 1906 to establish new national monuments by putting caps on how many times it can be used, requiring congressional review of proposed monuments, and forcing local communities to engage in an ironic exercise of reviewing the environmental impacts of protecting lands for future generations.

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/20/3416916/house-no-more-national-parks/

    • March 20, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      They only make themselves more noxious by the day, Linda. That type of legislative action by the House is DOA in the Senate and would be vetoed by the President if it ever got to his desk.

      #TrustBarack

    • 51 MightyPamela
      March 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      As they continue to waste time and money, because there re no more pressing issues to be dealt with, like JOBS!! I so hope and pray people are paying attention.

    • 52 jacquelineoboomer
      March 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Teddy Roosevelt and others are rolling in their graves.

  19. March 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    I. Just. Got. Followed. By. Grumpy. Cat. The *official* Twitter account of Grumpy Cat!! My missus is gonna plotz.

  20. March 20, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    G’d evening Nerdy, Chips,, TOD, lurkers, everyone, and congrats Lady TnT on #1 :) Thanks NW for posting this very moving tribute by Jon Favreau!

  21. 56 Nena20409
    March 20, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Smartypants also wrote about this on her Blog Post.

    I have just finished listening to JF again. I have not yet had the time for the Q&A. I hope to do that Tomorrow.

  22. 57 Nena20409
    March 20, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/nancy-pelosi-annoyed-that-people-wont-stop-calling-affordable-care-act-obamacare/

    Josh at Mediaite has a rightie bent so I am not sure if Leader Pelosi meant as was quoted here.

    Pres Obama said Obama Cares was true and OK with him. Let Us not equivocate and Charge the fight FORWARD :!:

    US media is all about controversy, NOT about Facts and Content.

  23. 58 vcprezofan2
    March 20, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Ms Wonka, I am not pleased with you at all. You posted this loooonnng Favreau Q & A and I am therefore forced to watch it all!
    .
    . ;) BTW, it is awfully, awfully interesting, and you are right – he reveals a lot of info about PBO and his leadership style. Thanks!

    • 59 Nena20409
      March 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      <3 you VC and it all your fault. I am now watching the JF Q&A. I wanted to wait for I have nothing ready for Dinner. My stomach is making a lot of noise.

      • 60 Nena20409
        March 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm

        It is…… :oops:

      • 61 vcprezofan2
        March 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

        How can you think about food while listening to THIS? ;) It’s terrific.

        • 62 Nena20409
          March 20, 2014 at 7:38 pm

          My Tummy is making loud noises. I am still listening. Yes, VC it is very interesting…..terrific ;) Yes, indeed.

          • 63 vcprezofan2
            March 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm

            I’m finally done listening, Nena – {SIGH of PLEASURE} that was awesome!

            ps. You can eat while you listen, can’t you?

            • 64 Nena20409
              March 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm

              Yes I can, but there is Nothing to eat. No bread. Nothing that I can chew on temporarily. Oh well. I have to make stuff. So I am boiling an egg and would have to have some canned Tuna with some raw veggies.

              No time to make something better.

              • 65 vcprezofan2
                March 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

                That sounds fine to be – your hungry stomach won’t be grading for good, better or best. ;) Go for it!

  24. 66 vcprezofan2
    March 20, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    “I don’t need this because I need a job. I want this because I believe I can make a difference.” ~ Sen. B.H. Obama

  25. 67 vcprezofan2
    March 20, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I just want to say two things…

    i) You *HAVE* to take the time to listen to Favreau’s Q & A, if you haven’t yet. Make the time (I’m still listening).

    ii) Gibbs could (SHOULD) take lessons from Favreau. He is a wonderful ambassador for this Admin.

  26. 68 Sara
    March 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks much for the videos of Jon Favreau, both the speech and the Q & A. I know I’ve become a diletante but I’m retired and have time to enjoy such pleasures. I love hearing the backstories from the President’s inner circle. Such an impressive human being in his own right and talking about my favorite public figure on the planet … what’s not to love. I’ve heard the President called Jon his ‘mind reader’, and this event helped me see why.

    Thanks Nerdy Wonka for this highlight and thanks Chipsticks for a place that attracts such fine talents to congregate. One of Jon’s points was that the media doesn’t present good news … does he know that you take up that slack :)

  27. March 20, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    “Listen to me…….Listen to me……I’m the captain!”

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  29. 72 Nerdy Wonka
    March 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm

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  32. 75 Nena20409
    March 20, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Okay. Thanks VC. I am done listening to JF. It was terrific. Now, I am going to make my tummy some dinner……such as it is.

    BBL.

  33. 77 dotster3
    March 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I’ve been interested in the recent publicity for the new documentary, “Anita: Truth to Power”, which opens this weekend, about Anita Hill’s testimony at the 1991 Senate hearings re. the nominee of Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court. I remember that so well. I was glued to every minute of that travesty, infuriated by the horrific way she was treated by the old boys’ club there. I had forgotten that Joe Biden led those hearings. He really failed her, as did many other Democrats. They didn’t want to appear to be siding with someone who was testifying against a black nominee. The Republicans humiliated her in every way they could. It was ghastly. She wrongly assumed that the Senate was interested in approving someone who was highly qualified and had the highest integrity and decided it was her duty to report the sexual harassment she suffered as a former co-worker of Thomas, and about his general grossness. She was telling the truth, of course, and her reservations about Thomas deserving to serve on the Sup. Ct. have been proven correct. In my opinion, he is the least qualified in history to be confirmed to the court, is a rt. wing conservative lapdog of Scalia, never utters a word during any case before the court. His wife is a rabid tea party nutcase. Hill got hundreds of death threats after testifying, and worse, as did many at the Ok. law school where she taught. The good that came out of it was outraged women across the country saw that they needed to enter politics, and they did. I hope her movie is showing near me.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-ra-clarence-thomas-vs-anita-hill-a-new-film-opens-old-wounds-20140312,0,6988082.story#axzz2wXw8SHVx

    • 78 anniebella
      March 20, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Ms. Hill was on the View Tuesday and she talked about how she got a phone call from Clarence Thomas wife telling her that she should apologize to her husband. I think Thomas’s wife had some darn nerve.

    • March 20, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      I plan to see the movie too. I watched those hearings and how so many African American women they trotted out to support Thomas and after he Thomas said it was a “high tech” lynching all those white men did not want to look like they were picking on him. Thomas pulled the ultimate “race card” to get his job and now he tries at every turn to deny help for minorities by ruling against any affirmative action cases.

    • 80 Lovepolitics2008
      March 20, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      I’m sure Joe Biden profoundly regrets how he acted back then. He has been a STRONG advocate for Violence against Women for years now. I think the two are related…

  34. 82 a4alice
    March 20, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    oh! Just got done watching the both vids – they were wonderful! Thanks so much NW for posting these – great stuff :D

  35. March 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Ukraine’s Parliament guarantees rights of the Crimean Tatar people as part of the Ukrainian state; a total of 283 MPs out of the 309 registered in the session hall voted for a respective statement on Thursday.

    “Ukraine guarantees the preservation and development of ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious identity of the Crimean Tatar people as an indigenous people and all national minorities in Ukraine,” reads the document. The Verkhovna Rada also expressed its support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The parliament instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to urgently develop draft laws and regulatory acts of Ukraine that define and secure the status of the Crimean Tatar people as an indigenous people of Ukraine. “Ukraine strongly condemns any attempts to restrict political and social rights, civil liberties of citizens of Ukraine who live in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea,” reads the statement. The resolution enters into force on the day of its adoption.

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  38. March 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Whew!

    So much going on in the world and in the world of the First Family (St Paddy’s Day, Medal of Honor heroes, FLOTUS in China, POTUS on every conceivable medium on the homestretch to ACA enrollment deadline, etc.) — BTW, MSM, aren’t your “Obama is unaccessible” claims ringing hollow in your own ears?

    Today’s the switch-over between seasons for the North and South hemispheres — amk and 99ts will now look forward to cooling breezes.

    Dudette posted this photo from @NASA_EO on the Early Bird chat thread, but here’s my two cents on today:

    And hailing from a Mexican pyramid…

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  41. 91 Bill R.
    March 20, 2014 at 8:57 pm

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  43. March 20, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Suggest you read this with a high degree of skepticism, however, reference to the ‘state of Israel’ approach warrants careful evaluation given that since 1945 only Israel and Russia (in Georgia) have successfully annexed and held territory (Iraq in Kuwait & Indonesia in East Timor tried and failed).

    “A trusted source of mine materialized this week carrying a freaky gift: a leaked document allegedly produced by Russia’s National Security Council. The document itself, he says, looks like a compilation of pieces of other papers that lay out the Russian plan for Ukraine – at least a version of what they hope to carry out.

    Meant to look like a photocopy of a document with a covered-up secrecy stamp on it, it falls short of some features that would identify it as such a secret paper, but carries others that make much of the information and analysis look authentic.

    But even if it’s only partially true, Ukraine should brace itself for a long war with Russia, after which our once good neighbor would like to permanently increase its borders – the scenario some observers already call the “state of Israel solution.”

    The reference is meant to describe how a state, using instability and infighting in neighboring countries, takes advantage of the weakness to expand its own territory. Except, in the case of Russia, the plan was designed to provoke and nurture the instability first.”

    http://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/putins-original-plan-for-ukraine-340233.html

  44. 96 yardarm756
    March 20, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Being Green

    Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.

    The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days.”

    The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.”

    She was right — our generation didn’t have the ‘green thing’ in its day.

    Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over.

    So they really were recycled.

    But we didn’t have the “green thing” back in our day.

    Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings.

    Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.

    But too bad we didn’t do the “green thing” back then.

    We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

    But she was right. We didn’t have the “green thing” in our day.

    Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts — wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

    But that young lady is right; we didn’t have the “green thing” back in our day.

    Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we did not have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

    But she’s right; we didn’t have the “green thing” back then.

    We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

    But we didn’t have the “green thing” back then.

    Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family’s $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the “green thing.” We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

    But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the “green thing” back then?
    We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to piss us off… especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can’t make change without the cash register telling them how much.

    Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation !

    • 97 amk for obama
      March 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      Good one, sailor.

      • 98 yardarm756
        March 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm

        Thks mate. I try. :)

        • 99 HZ
          March 20, 2014 at 11:49 pm

          Yardarm, brilliant sharing. Thank you so much. As I was reading, I was saying Amen!!! I can personally put myself in each of these. We kept the ‘green thing’ pretty good for such ‘old people’. To this day, I am so grateful for how we kept our ‘green thing’ alive and well. And I am grateful for all of the young people who will not take the attitude of blame the ‘old people’ for the vast amount of the ‘green thing’ situations we all are encountering today. Hopefully some of the young people will be gracious enough to say,”Well the ‘old people’ did a darn good job with the knowledge that they had in those ‘old days.

          Now we are very open to passing the baton to them with some pride and not blame them for not picking up the baton and moving with great minds like our president to move forward with research, focusing on a clean and even better up to date format for their generation and generations to come. At least we did the ‘green thing’ only our name for it was not necessarily ‘the green thing.’ We just rolled up our sleeves and did what was good common sense things for our space on this earth.

          Totally appreciate you sharing this, Yardarm. {{{{{{TY}}}}}}HZ

  45. 105 Nerdy Wonka
    March 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Wooot! Wooot!

    Male Caucasian patient had recurring pain for 10 years but as a junk yard operator (I think those are the people that tow your cars) insurance was out of his reach, too expensive, didn’t offer comprehensive coverage, so he just coped with the pain for 10 years!!!!

    The doctors then asked him why he came in now at this time and he said, because of ObamaCare. He said, finally he could get comprehensive and affordable coverage because of ObamaCare.

    About time too because his twin growing inside him. An absorbed twin.

    • 106 No Child Left Behind
      March 20, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks for that second piece of news, NW. I am so grateful for Jon Favrau’s interview. He is a young man that I admire a lot and after listening to the way he spoke of my President, I just love him as my son.

    • 107 CEB
      March 20, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      That is so cool! Anyway, anywhere, any how, and in any form to get the good word out. Love it.

  46. March 20, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Jose Barroso sticks it to Putin ….

  47. 111 amk for obama
    March 20, 2014 at 9:26 pm

  48. 112 hopefruit2
    March 20, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Watch the US media drop this story and try to move on to something else quickly….

    • 113 No Child Left Behind
      March 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      The Tzar is asking for taxes from his billionaire friends? Interesting. I hope everything he does fails. Thanks for that piece of info. Very important development.

    • 114 Lovepolitics2008
      March 20, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      President Obama using the greed of russian oligarchs against Putin. Brilliant. He knows that Putin’s “friends” are much more loyal to their pocket book than they are to Putin.

  49. 115 JER
    March 20, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    LIVE NOW | Awaiting President Obama’s Departure From MIA: http://miami.cbslocal.com/live-video/

  50. 116 amk for obama
    March 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

  51. 117 hopefruit2
    March 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Heh!

  52. 118 isonprize
    March 20, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Even if this one is a repeat, is it SO WORTH WATCHING AGAIN and AGAIN!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol: Rep. John Lewis is HAPPY!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  53. March 20, 2014 at 9:39 pm

  54. 123 HZ
    March 21, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Thank you Nerdy W. for this post. I love Jon Favreau!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He was meant to meet up with this beautiful spirit, our 44th President. They will always be soul minds for life. Jon is a brilliant and very humble man. The best future for him is my prayer. I love him so much.

    I am so appreciative for this being shared here with our TOD family. Trust me, Jon Fav knows what he is talking about on all accounts. May beautiful and great things always be in his space, I pray. {{{{{{{{{{{ Loving hugs to Jon Fav.}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}HZ


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