3:0 EDT: President Obama Speaks on Raising the National Minimum Wage
:cool: I’m back in time. :)
/picture this/ Eyes rolling. Head shaking. Thoughts of torture floating inside head.
It’s a TIE, sister:)!! How’d that blood work go? You can feed the temple now…or whatever you called yourself this morning:)
They rejected my fasting efforts; said I shouldn’t have had that herbal tea, even though I had not added my stevia sweetener! Of course, I’ll now have to do it again, but I’m going to wait until next week. And, you had better believe I fed the temple soon after I left their lab, because hunger triggers a migraine for me. A scarey thought.
You have to study for those blood tests;)
Now you tell me! ;) ;)
Sorry, didn’t know, hope nothing is wrong with you.
Nothing more wrong than my being generally wacko. ;) ;)
Wacko is good! You are in good company! :)
How do they do a blood test for that? ;)
Don’t ask me; I made sure not to ask them. ;) ;)
picky, picky, picky.
That’s how I felt too, Df, especially since it was one of their technicians who told me to be sure I’m hydrated as it makes the process easier. Must confess that I contemplated going to another lab, but then admitted to self that I needed to be responsible and not waste gov. money if the tests would have to be repeated later anyway. I ate the snack I had brought in the car, went shopping here and there a bit, then came back home for a bigger meal. ;) Next time I’ll be smarter.
Hey, where are your dark glasses? :)
I don’t like the new ones, they aren’t cool. They look like the Lone Ranger.
Apart from the ‘heart’ and the eye peeking in, I do NOT like these new ones at all! Major disappointment!
I like the smile better and the ones you mentioned but that is all. :(
I really, really miss the eye roll AND the laughter with ‘moving lips’.
Nice to walk in with you Desertf – that hasn’t happened in a long while! You enjoying your lunch time?
Thanks,vc! The feeling is mutual:) Yes I’m enjoying my lunch/quiet time…..goes by too quickly, but it’s good!!
Audience is clapping, singing, and talking as they wait for @BarackObama #POTUSatUMich— Jen Calfas (@JenCalfas) April 02, 2014
Sounds like a FUN, excited audience! #YesTheyCan
Good Afternoon TODVille,
Anyone has a link to the President’s event? I mean, one that shows the crowd in waiting.
I’m following the WH link that chips provided, but they haven’t started yet. I don’t know if there are any local links.
Some started chanting"seven million signed up” #ACA #POTUSatUMich— Gino Vicci WNEM TV5 (@ginovicci) April 02, 2014
Wow..Obamacare-mania abounds!! :) :)
Wooooooooooooooo hooooooooooooooooo :-D
well this isn’t fair, forcing us to choose between POTUS and FLOTUS at 3:30 !
okayyy I see that POTUS is at 3.. duh, starting now.
POTUS should be finish with his speech by 3:30pm. I’m hoping.
yep, I think you’re right.
Don’t ever forget what passes for a hero in these circles…. the rest of us call them liars and cheats…
FROM THE BLOG STAFF: Rand Paul: Tax Cheats Are Heroes bit.ly/1jBnOUR— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) April 02, 2014
Thanks, Bob:) The story about Hobby Lobby that’s posted there makes me INSANE! Another good read
Thanks df. Will check it out later. :)
Sen. Rand Paul: Sometimes I spread misinformation. This is a great tactic.
While talking with University of Louisville medical students, one of them, Steve Brodner, asked Rand Paul an innocuous question which resulted in a revealing answer, “The majority of med students here today have a comprehensive exam tomorrow. I’m just wondering if you have any last-minute advice.”
“Actually, I do,” said the Kentucky Senator, “I never, ever cheated. I don’t condone cheating. But I would sometimes spread misinformation. This is a great tactic. Misinformation can be very important.”
Yes…but in this case, Caterpiller really DID skip out on taxes and if he really wants to run for POTUS, his lies will certainly comes back to bite his ass. Not a smart strategy.
Here he comes – but my feed is breaking up!!!
Okay, that crowd sounds very pumped, and they’re FIRED UP!!!
My President has a loud voice. :)
POTUS is happy like a room without a roof today ;)
Sky is the limit! :)
it sure does feel like it!
:) :) :)
:) Isn’t he so marvelous :)
Pres. #Obama: "The reuben @Zingermans is killer! I ordered a small but it didn't look small!"— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) April 02, 2014
Hah—“so I took the pickle”. Could I love him any more? Answer: No. Already at zenith level.
"otherwise known as #OBAMACARE" Yes, Mr President RUB IT IN. The #KOCHBro & their minions (aka #GOP) FAILED. cc @PressSec @Lawrence @maddow— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 02, 2014
Shorter PBO: Yes I BUILT that! My name is on it.
BREAKING: NASA is suspending relations with Russia's space agency. Will release a statement soon.— (@grasswire) April 02, 2014
President Obama enjoyed a classic #2 Reuben at #ZingDeli today! @minimumwagebiz http://t.co/3arcRDail9— Zingerman's (@zingermans) April 02, 2014
Dotster, in response to your question about how people around him when he visits food places appear to be acting as if nothing is happening, I’ll give you some personal (second hand) experience.
In 2009 President Obama came to the “Five Guys Restaurant” here on the first floor of the building where I work. This place went crazy. Yes, I lost my mind and grabbed my purse and ran down 10 flights of stairs. No not my cellphone to take pictures but my purse because for some crazy reason I had this notion that he was going to take me with him. Yes, as I said for a moment there I lost my mind but I digress.
A couple of my co-workers were in Five Guys ordering food when he arrived. They said the SS came in and told them that the President was about to enter the Restaurant. They were instructed to not make any sudden moves or lunges at the President. They said that he would probably greet them but to try and be as normal as possible. They were told they could take pictures but to wait for the President to acknowledge them otherwise try and enjoy your lunch.
This is why so often you see people just eating like nothing is happening. But yes, there will always be some people who don’t share his politics and resents him invading their eating time but they are few and far between.
That’s what I wondered about – whether people were explicitly instructed to “act as normal.” Thanks donna for confirming it! :)
Thanks for sharing that story Donna. I remember him visiting that particular Five Guys early on in his presidency. I think there are some footage of that visit somewhere on youtube.
I laughed at you grabbing your purse——important to have in case——just in case—–he was insisting you leave with him and ride off into the sunset. :) (I think I’ve had that same dream)
And thanks for the first hand explanation——-I won’t hate on those disinterested appearing co-eaters any more and will stop calling them “lamebrained piggies”.
hahahah……what was your time down the stairs Donna…..i do understand…i do not think i would be able to move…i would be stunned…yup i would be
It felt like seconds. When he left Five Guys I was standing out on the street and he drove past me in the Beast (he looked so tiny in that big car) I waved at him and he waved back and I just about died right there on the street :)
Ooooooooooooo weeeeeeee…..i knowwwwwwww….
No not my cellphone to take pictures but my purse because for some crazy reason I had this notion that he was going to take me with him.
Rich celebrity #JimmyFallon ridicules ppl like wife's sister -60 yr old cancer survivor- who can now enroll in #ACA talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jimmy… …— Bill R (@cmpnwtr) April 02, 2014
Shame on him
I generally like Fallon, but I think he stepped in it this time. Affordable health insurance is no laughing matter!
There must be something lost in this Comedic skit.
Fallon likes POTUS and FLOTUS. He was probably trying to be like Stephen Colbert or something. Or he was sky high on some chemical.
ok President Obama is beginning the campaign for the Mid-Terms !!!
“Republicans IN CONGRESS are saying “no” to raising the minimum rage. ”
Don’t “boo” ; ORGANIZE !!!
GAME ON !!!!!
we think alike, lovepolitics.
Hay don’t Boo, come out to vote Nov. 2014 and kick the Republicans lying do nothing asses out.
Malia and Sasha make Dad feel better by wearing the sweater he bought you at Gap. Pretty please.
“Don’t Boo. Organize.”
President Obama got a huge hand for this recommendation.
Ripping GOP apart to lots of audience enthusiasm. Go POTUS Go!
Ugh, cheap and lazy writing by the Fallon staff.
This Fallon clip is much better. It’s Stephen Colbert talking about how thrilled he was at getting to sit next to FLOTUS at the French state dinner. I saw that Amk was trying to share this on a previous thread but only had a tiny image with subtitles. Here is the YouTube clip and Amk was right, funny and touching:
Hellooooooooo my Twitter friend, welcome to TOD!!!
Thank you, you PBO warrior
I am so happy i can comment here. Can’t wait to interact with MK hahaha
Welcome to the house! We’re all a bit mad here.
Welcome, pierrette!. You will love it here, everyone is wonderful! I just followed you on twitter :)
Young man with glasses behind the President: is he a republican ? I think so.
He might be an SS decoy…
GOP original idea: Repeal Obamacare…because they haven’t tried that 50 times. The President is on a roll !!!!!
PBO is THE BEST EVER!
2nd Day in a Row President Obama schools EVERY DEM how they better campaign every single day until 4Nov14. cc @SenatorReid @NancyPelosi @OFA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 02, 2014
President Obama IS DEFENITELY saying that the campaign is ON !!!!!!
Great speech. It’s so wonderful to see him in good spirits. He has been working so so hard and has taken so much crap. The good news of yesterday have obviously made him very happy ….
I am really enjoying how vocal the audience is in their agreement with what the President is saying.
LOL- yes, see my comment below. Very responsive audience! :) :)
Dear Democrats: See what @BarackObama is doing in Michigan? That's how you frame an election. Learn.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) April 02, 2014
Someone in the audience keeps saying loudly “that’s right!” I’m thinking it must be Chips, or perhaps vc…
:lol: I thought it was you!!
Heh…I can’t take credit, but If it’s not you or vc, it must be meta, or GGail, or sherijr……
r mee mayb?
LOL! sure dannystix, I did hear you come to think of it. :) :)
tnx hopfrut i barc 4 barac
Now ya talking’ danny boy! :)
:) More like V <3 C for Canada is Not too far from MI.
Our Ch <3 ps must be ;) Thousands of miles away.
Watching the President speak on raising the min wage! We truly have a President who is a man of the people. Only one I’ve seen in my lifetime.
I can’t thank you enough Chips (and all of your helpers) for providing us with this blog and with these important clips and links and all the news. I am so much more informed that most of my friends who are intelligent, educated well read people, but who rely on television news and mainstream newspapers and news sites for their info. I know this is a lot of work for you and I appreciate it so much, your work is noble work.
I said the same thing to the rep from CoveredCA I spoke to this morning. She resolved a minor address change issue I had and she, like everyone I have talked to there, was so helpful and professional and friendly. Best customer service I’ve ever experienced. When I thanked her for her hard work during this enrollment period, she said she was going to cry!
3:30 EDT: First Lady Michelle Obama & School Children Plant the White House Garden
Hey, Bobfr, you’ll love this:
Putin's ex wife Liudmila subtly trolling her former husband by wearing colours of #Ukraine flag http://t.co/sRbP3J8v4q— Olga Tokariuk (@olgatokariuk) April 02, 2014
That is HILARIOUS!!!!
This is great! I have a lot of respect for that intelligent woman.
Today their divorce became final….she is celebrating.!
Talk about payback! He must have done her really wrong!
I was very glad to hear the President celebrating no fatalities in combat in March. Plus PBO made no mention of Karzai or staying in Afghanistan.
Wars are over. Troops are coming home.
To echo dotster: Could I love My President more?
Our President is going to be kicking butt from now until 4 Nov, that is perfectly clear after yesterday and today.
YES WE MUST
Is this the song that’s playing? I LOVE it!! :)
I love that song too. After each campaign event they played that song and Stevie Wonder Sign Seal Deliver.
Yep !! My goodness this was a CAMPAIGN speech for sure !!
Maybe people could phone their democratic elected official, and their democratic candidates, and ask them ONE thing: JUST WATCH THIS SPEECH !! THAT’S HOW you’re going to WIN !!
I’m all pumped !! Could the President , AGAIN, defy conventional wisdom and lead democrats to victory in 2014 ??
I’ve read somewhere that OFA is reconsidering its “non-partisan” statute. I understood the noble principles… but given how furiously the republicans are opposing change, I don’t think there’s any choice. OFA has to go back to partisan politics for a while…
Folks, I get the feeling that the President’s is more hopeful than he was a few weeks ago. He still had determination and courage, but I sensed he was becoming more modest in his goals. Today I feel he’s completely reenergized and he will try to reenergize all democrats. He will campaign like crazy !
Oh I forgot… May I say how much I LOVE, ADMIRE, RESPECT this President ? He is one of the GREATEST President America has ever had !!!
Heres the thing , this hopey changey stuff- has never gotten old, has never dissipated.. ! Still after all these years, I could listen to this man speak all day long- laugh and cry and applaud every single time. The Greatest Leader of our time- bar none.
THIS x 100,000…..and more. :) :) :) :) :)
aww thank you tnmt :)
YESSS indeed LP :)
Have I mentioned how much I love Pres. Barack Obama? 😍 ❤️ 👏 😻 👣
WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of the Interior today announced that quarterly transfers of funds to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund are set to begin this week with a first transfer of nearly $580,000 to the American Indian College Fund. The Scholarship Fund was authorized by the historic Cobell Settlement, approved in November 2012, to provide financial assistance through annual scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary education and training.
“The Scholarship Fund is an important tool to help students across Indian Country pursue higher education opportunities imperative to their success in the workplace and to the creation of the next generation of Indian leaders,” said Interior Solicitor Hilary Tompkins, who helped negotiate the Cobell Settlement on behalf of the Department. “While there was much debate in the settlement negotiations, there was no debate among the parties that we must do something to support Indian students in their aspirations and dreams.”
.@Interior Announces First Transfer from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Fund: on.doi.gov/1ecUT4w
#TribalNations— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) April 02, 2014
.@FLOTUS is planting a pollinator garden this year to encourage and attract bees and butterflies.— meta (@metaquest) April 02, 2014
I love our POTUS!!!! And I love that our Chips love him also and gives each of us a space to express that love. Thank you, Chips.HZ
Love ya back HZ!!!!
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