Hello, TOD peeps!! Hope you’ve been having a good day so far. I LOVE the First Family!!! That is all!!!
Thanks Carol. Glad to see your eye is healing well!!!
Chips you may have to think of football a little. . .
The VP and @JohnKerry will speak at the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour at the @StateDept. Tune in at 3:45 PM ET → whitehouse.gov/live— Office of VP Biden (@VP) April 14, 2014
Noooooooo, I want to forget it Carol!!! :-)
OK. . .
That is really sad!
Thank you, Mr. President.
(I’ll be outside practicing my howling later.)
Total Lunar Eclipse of April 15: Complete Coverage of the Blood Moon
There will be four Blood Moons JO’B. ;)
Better REALLY practice my howling!
I forget the details JO’B, I’ll check and get back to you. :)
That’s okay – was just kidding! :)
;) You mean your not going to howl? Darn.
Oh, no. Dead serious about the howling!
As always he is mindful of others.
We have clover growing out of our water fountain. I repeat: we have clover growing out of our fountain drain.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) April 14, 2014
:-) Is that a bad thing??
Well, it was certainly unexpected!
Think of is as an organic filtering system! :-)
So, to re-cap today’s news:
ACA Paid signups-more than 7.1 million. Total sign-ups 7.6 and growing
Obamacare savings over time over 1 Billion Dollars
And the Deficit has dropped to 1/2 of where it was and maybe it will be gone by the end of PBO’s presidency.
Winning! is our message. Winning team with a great President and his winning ideas and winning team.
No wonder the megaphone for RW gets bigger and bigger and the NY Times (except for Paul Krugman) has yet to do an accurate story on ACA.
GOP/MSM got nothing to say or run on except of course racism/hate.
The Obamacare savings over time – you talking about the CBO report? That’s 100 Billion Dollars through 2024, baby!
Vicki–Have you written to the DNC with your ‘winning’ message because it needs to be picked up nationally and repeated continually. It frustrates me to hear so many Dems indicate their concerns about losing, as if Nate Silver had put some kind of hex on the election. (And if I see one more fundraising appeal that starts with Silver’s name, I’m going to scream.) Let’s all stop doubting and start affirming. We have great accomplishments to run on and the Rs have nothing and all the megaphones in the world can’t turn nothing into something.
will do, jackie—-not that they will listen to me
Jackiegrumbacher, your words are always presented with so much grace and wisdom. Thank you, jackieG.
“Let’s all stop doubting and start affirming.” So true, jackiegrumbacher. And thank you for reminding us as our hearts are in so many places of doubting because of the constant framing of the message by the opposition and even those within our own party who are still in their bedroom slippers waiting for the president to come and wake them up from their long and deep sleep.
I shout out with fierce conversations with myself so many hours of the day when thoughts just causes me to want to ‘holler’ as the Dems just keep moving as though they are in a deep sleep and will not get up and move with our president and those of us who are already in our boots. Ready to march FORWARD with this wonderful and brilliant man.
So thanks, jackiegrumbacher for your words of wisdom.HZ
Sen. Al Franken is trying to stop the Comcast/TWC merger–but you're not hearing about it on Comcast's @MSNBC. bit.ly/Q7sFTd— FAIR (@FAIRmediawatch) April 14, 2014
The Guardian got a Pulitzer for their NSA coverage?!?!?!
And the effing Washington Post!!!! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/business/media/coverage-of-snowden-and-boston-attack-win-pulitzer-prizes.html?hp&_r=0
Double, triple EFF!
#Pulitzers were announced, and it's not Guardian or WaPo which are trending, but The Goldfinch. Yay literature!— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) April 14, 2014
I’m effing seething……….
Meh. The NSA story got the attention of the cool kids, so I’m not surprised it won a Pulitzer. But the book and music prizes are solid. If you’ve never listened to a composition by John Luther Adams, you should. They’re soul-cleansing.
I’ll trust you. I do not want to waste my energy today, seething over Snowdenwald.
US Airways is not having a good day. Their PR team is going to be working overtime. In the era of social media, you do not treat your customers this way. Word spreads quicker.
.@USAirways just tweeted out one of the most graphic things you’ve ever seen a brand tweet
bit.ly/P0YQT4 – @ryanpbroderick— (@NewsBreaker) April 14, 2014
Just saw the image Nerdy, oooooh, someone is already looking for a new job.
Can you believe they tweeted that out to a customer? And I believe the person is a female customer. In 2014, with Twitter, Facebook, etc. you put that up in public and not expect backlash?
That is potential grounds for a lawsuit because that is a form of harassment. Graphic abuse.
So dumb….so dumb….dumb….dumb. As you said, someone is already looking for a new job.
I’m sure it was “just a joke”, like the 14 y/o Dutch girl yesterday. God, you wouldn’t show a picture like that at the office. What makes you think it’s at all appropriate for social media? As you said, dumb.
Either they were drunk, stoned or ….. I have no clue. Utterly bizarre.
The first time I flew to Las Vegas to attend a Fortran Standardization Committee meeting, I (by chance – they were the cheapest) used US Airways (this was fifteen years ago). Unfortunately, I mentioned this to the other committee members. One shot back – immediately: Oh, you mean *US Scairways*.
That image doesn’t need to be on this page either. I don’t know anything about this company, but I’d be willing to bet that USAirways as a entity had Nothing to do with that. That is a no brainer. WHO in fact would EVER send such an image to ANYONE, and for what reason? You’d have to be the most perverse person to think up such an image, pose for such a picture, take such a picture and/or especially allow yourself to be photographed in such a way–AND have your face stuck in the picture.
My question. What does USAirways have to do with the President speaking at the Easter Prayer Breakfast in the first place??? THAT’s what I came to this page to read about. Not to view the worst kind of porn.
Why do I have a feeling that whoever posted that here didn’t have the best motives, since this “image” is WAY off topic, and disrespects what is usually a frank (not prudish), but positive page?
And before anybody says “you had a choice in viewing that page”. That’s true, but I honestly did not expect to see THAT. In my estimation it is Highly unlikely that Anyone could think A multimillion dollar company would be responsible for such an image.
We’re being had.
The top half of a thumbnail of the image is in a tweet on this page, Virginia, the more offensive half isn’t – so, if you saw the full image you chose to click a link that said “one of the most graphic things you’ve ever seen a brand tweet”.
So, who’s at fault for you seeing it?
You clearly aren’t familiar with TOD – we chat about everything in threads. If you don’t like that, you’re more than welcome not to come back.
What kind of a wicked idiot would tweet that to a customer while working for a public company?
Lawrence O’Donnell Will Be Off MSNBC Air for Several Weeks After Car Accident
OMG. Wishing him and his brother a healthy recovery and thankful they survived and are alive.
get well Larry O
terrible news. i hope the brothers both have a speedy and complete recovery.
I saw Martin Bashir wishing him and his bro a full recovery—–wondered what happened. It must have been a serious accident, but good news that both will recover.
The headline looked a bit ominous Dotster, and then they said he would be out for weeks – didn’t sound good at all. But seems like it’s nothing too serious. Hopefully not.
First Lady Michelle Obama meets 6-month-old Kyleigh Garmon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center today http://t.co/MmWquYMQz4— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 14, 2014
The best. I love her.
Oh, what a nice picture. I love my President and First Lady.
These guys hate government so much, they’ll move around (as often as it takes?) to find a place that will send them to ‘govern'; even if they don’t really know where they are.
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Lawrence O’Donnell!!
Also, just in case no one has mentioned it lately…
President Obama looks ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! Especially in this deep blue suit at the Easter Prayer Breakfast.
I’m just sayin’
First Lady Michelle Obama, Bo and Sunny visiting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center today http://t.co/dScCduLYuz— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 14, 2014
First Lady Michelle Obama has stickers put on her face by 20-month-old Lily Oppelt during visit to Walter Reed today http://t.co/p5Hm7KOnNn— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 14, 2014
Good job, Lilly! Awwww!
Very cute! Love it!
Go ‘head baby girl! Shower your FLOTUS with stickers of love! :)
This afternoon the President spoke with President Putin of #Russia on the situation in #Ukraine. Readout forthcoming.— @NSCPress (@NSCPress) April 14, 2014
#Pulitzers had the bad timing to announce on the same day that #usairways went full frontal.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) April 14, 2014
I must not derp. Derp is the mind-killer. Derp is the little-death that brings total obliteration.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) April 14, 2014
Journalists giving Greenwald awards for defending journalists being hunted down and killed in Russia or arrested…..OH WAIT— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) April 14, 2014
Their Hate for Pres Obama has clouded their ability to reason or even see the irony of this. Twisted wicked idiots.
I’m a journalist but I’m an American first, and I’m disgusted that anyone who assisted Snowden in betraying his country is being celebrated.— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) April 14, 2014
<3 this Tweet.
Sweet dog waits outside for owner for 8 days while he was in the hospital and then goes home with him.
Warming Climate May Spread Drying to a Third of Earth bit.ly/1kZ0eQK Research by @DustyBowl http://t.co/mrDuGDLLuv— NASA Earth (@NASA_EO) April 14, 2014
while his source rots in Russia. Without him he'd be what he's always been–an ambulance chaser.— Jimmy Fats (@jimmywhiz) April 14, 2014
Ok, show of hands — How many are just starting their income tax return?
But that’s my accountant’s fault – she’d rather I not be part of the mad rush.
That being said, the receipts are still a jumble in the cardboard box……….
Loaded Turbo tax at 3 pm, plugged in my income and I’m just not feeling this… Lord knows where half of my receipts are. I’m going to fill out and extention form, write a check, and deal with this ish later…
Welcome to my world…..
I do need to send a check, however…….
I ALWAYS promise to do it in May. That never quite materializes but I have the best of intentions this year. I really do!
AHAH ! In the Netherlands, the deadline is April, 1st (not a joke). However, I couldn’t get through to their support number until the 1st, so I got my forms at the 4th, which means that perhaps, maybe, they might get them back this week – which means I will get Euro 2,500 back by July, 1st :-)
One wonders why they *want* them back – this has been the case for decades …
I am done because we have a business and file by March 15th so we do them all at the same time.
We have a business, too. We’ll do them on an extension and yes – we do them at the same time.
Kremlin says Putin tells Pres Obama that allegations of Russian interference in southeast Ukraine "based on inaccurate information."— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 14, 2014
And Pres. Obama responsed: “Vlad, I don’t believe a fucking word you say.”
Remember: Lawyers (and by extension, law professors) never ask questions they do not already know the answers to.
Sick of Progressive Unicorn Brigade (PUBs) suggesting they're more "principled" than others cuz they put their views ahead of the country— Milt Shook (@MiltShook) April 14, 2014
So now the TRUTH is exposed? Chris Cilliza must have seen the PEW Poll and tweeted his Is……Is Pres Obama Black racist tweet.
PEW is now othering POTUS as the birther did for years.
Wow. How I wish this pres will some how address this at the WHCD in early May.
These people are not even trying any more. Their once subtle racism is now out in the open and they are doubling down. Keep digging haters. We see you all.
It’s April 14, and it’s snowing to beat the band here in Illinois. This is disgusting. Poor little crocuses (croci?) and daffy daffodils and the “two lips” who had courageously dared to peek out, assuming it was safe.
It will melt fast. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Kansas Shooting Suspect Frazier Glenn Miller in November Radio Call: ‘I Am a Proud Terrorist!’ thedailybanter.com/2014/04/kansas…— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) April 14, 2014
A 5-year old on Saturday accidentally shot and killed a 7-year-old and injured a 5-year old at a Gaston, S.C. birthday party, police told WOLO TV.
The child accidentally took a loaded rifle from the trunk of a car while looking for a toy gun that was also in the vehicle, according to investigators.
Are there no laws that at least hold people accountable?!?!?! Someone can run into the pharmacy to pick up a prescription and lose her children for child endangerment, but a gun – nothing. Nada. At the very least there should be liability insurance REQUIRED and criminal penalties if your child has access to your gun.
We are goint effing, batshit crazy in this country.
Thanks again, Bill Clinton, for deregulating the media. Thanks a lot.
Energy is now Canada's biggest greenhouse gas source, because of tar sands thkpr.gs/1n79mqP— Climate Progress (@climateprogress) April 14, 2014
"Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Passover." —President Obama: go.wh.gov/7pJgJZ #HappyPassover— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 14, 2014
LL may have seen GG/Poitras’ Pulitzer coming, but this award really frosts my poptarts (as Lynn, I believe, is fond of saying).
Bestowing this honor on two narcissists who lack a shred of talent is a slap in the face to all true journalists.
Neither of them even had to pick up a phone (except to call each other).
They were “expecting” this award.
Greenwald, Poitras in US for the first time since #Snowden story broke. Pulitzer Prizes are announced on Mon Apr 14.
huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/10/gle…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) April 12, 2014
Here’s how @nycjim made the announcement.
Public Service Pulitzer Awarded to Greenwald and Poitras for Coverage on #Snowden's NSA Leaks mashable.com/2014/04/14/pul… via @mashable— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 14, 2014
Here’s my response:
@Gus_802 @nycjim @mashable Doesn't this lower the bar on Pulitzers? #Snowden handpicked GG,LP,Barton"Angler"Gellman #Stenographers or worse— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) April 14, 2014
Posted over the weekend, but to American troops, Poitras is worse than “Hanoi Jane” (Fonda), whom the RWNJ haven’t forgiven after 45 years.
Apparently Poitras lived with someone who had knowledge of an ambush against US troops in Iraq and she seized the opportunity to capture the troops heading off into harms way on video.
She and GG need to be exposed for the truly awful people they are and who should remain banished from our shores.
"The Devil's Sandbox" describes Poitras' foreknowledge of 2004 Iraqi ambush against US troops. via @MichaelKelleyBI m.weeklystandard.com/blogs/soldiers…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) April 12, 2014
Ocean acidification could make fish lose their fear of predators thkpr.gs/1iNR7je http://t.co/nhYZZkw5t0— Climate Progress (@climateprogress) April 14, 2014
Ohio GOP governor scrubs Romney sign from his campaign website. bit.ly/1p4nToY http://t.co/Bl25v0WKaJ— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) April 14, 2014
soon Kaisch will replace this with one in which he is with POTUS – Ohio is President “Obama Country” => elected PBO, twice
Wishing Lawrence and Michael O’Donnell speedy recovery.
So sorry to hear about their Taxi Cab accident while vacationing in a foreign country.
@markknoller Hmm..Isn't that interesting…they were ALL covering the website glitch, but only one is covering the cost reduction news. Hmm.— (@aspirational12) April 14, 2014
It’s even more interesting because it’s Rev. Al Sharpton that is leading that 6PM ET coverage. I bet some other MSNBC hosts won’t follow his fact driven lead.
Nerdy you said exactly what I was thinking about MSNBC….
May LOD and his brother, Michael be granted a wonderful healing recovery blessing during this time. May the love, prayers and comforting actions from your family and friends be gracious to your space, Lawrence and Michael O’Donnell.HZ
So, I wrote a series of error-ridden reports about a legal program & compromised natl security in the process. I can haz my Pulitzer now?— (@YeaYouRite) April 14, 2014
@ajamlive So Putin starts all this now wants Pres. Obama to solve the mess he made? Typical. #Ukraine— Pnthrgrlgail (@Mama4Obama1) April 14, 2014
So Tzar Vlad wants President Obama’s attention – what else is new…that’s what this whole thing was all about. Getting PBO to give him attention…
Thank you, Ron Allen,on NBC Nightly News, for being the only reporter airing the comments of the son and uncle of the 2 shot and killed at the Jewish center parking lot yesterday——when he described the crazed supremacist shooter as “an idiot with a gun”——–that what he did was not a display of any courage or sane purpose etc., that the devastation and heartbreak that had unbelievably hit his family was the result of “an idiot with a gun”.
Meant to add that every other news outlet seemed to be scared to air that quote, which stood out and was flashing red—-might make the NRA mad.
They are so far in the tank for NRA overlords.
So, let me see if i understand. When the #ACA rolled out, Obama was black, now that it's successful, he's white? @TheFix— Joey (@60th_Street) April 14, 2014
Haha! Sorry for the duplicate Chips!
It cannot be posted enough, Dudette!! :-)
For Real! ^5!
THIS! THIS! THIS!
I’ve been seeing this crap recently from people in the media. He’s been an African-American President since 2009 but now that one success after another is rolling in faster than one can say Jack, he’s white. White, I tells ya. He wasn’t white when the media gave the birthers legitimacy and he had to show his birth certificate but he’s white when ObamaCare crushed the deadline and signed up 7.5M people and counting.
That was another piece in Jonathan Chait’s offensive race article that made people mad. He refused to acknowledge and instead glossed over the vile racism President Obama faces, but decided to tell us that we should just pipe down until the next white president comes along and America will be fine again. He essentially boiled it down to racism? Pfftt….I’m just waiting for a white president so I don’t have to worry my pretty head about realities faced by minorities.
By 2017, when ObamaCare is passing the 30M+ mark, when immigration reform has been done, when a budget surplus is tallied, etc they won’t just declare President Obama white, nooooooo…they’ll declare him beige, ecru, eggshell, linen, chiffon, lily, vanilla, cream, etc.
—> “I’m just waiting for a white president so I don’t have to worry my pretty head about realities faced by minorities.”
And that, to me, was precisely the message from Chait’s piece. Poor pet has a headache trying to figure it all out. As everyone said, that he didn’t even mention the birth cert business, in a piece on this issue, was beyond extraordinary. And so telling.
And now we have this pile of shit from Cillizza, the worthless shill, based on that ridiculous Pew poll.
The more successful they have to concede PBO to be, the whiter they have to make him.
Says it all.
Some people are just friggin nuts!
Pediatrician Gets What He Deserves for Waterboarding 11-Year-Old Daughter thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/17…— The Real Anonymous (@anon99percenter) April 14, 2014
@anon99percenter That sick bastard should lose his medical license and never be allowed around kids anywhere ever.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) April 14, 2014
While I was sleeping – someone posted a link to TPM related to a resignation from the Port Authority. I went to the WSJ link via TPM and found this little dozy
“Related Video: Port Authority commissioner Anthony Sartor resigned Monday. In video from a 2011 meeting, he discusses two contracts related to World Trade Center redevelopment; meeting minutes indicate he did not participate in the talks. WSJ’s Eliot Brown reports.”
So the minutes say he “didn’t participate” – i.e. he was not there – but the video shows him discussing the contracts. And who wrote the minutes? Another resignation due?
Woah! So discussing the contracts didn’t actually amount to ‘participating‘ in the talks? O……kay!
Take a gander at what corporate welfare looks like. Holy shit
MEET THE TAKERS!!!!
Walmart and the Walton family receive tax breaks and taxpayer subsidies estimated at
more than $7.8 billion a year – that is enough money to hire 105,000 new public school
teachers [See Table 1 for state breakdown].
The annual subsidies and tax breaks to Walmart and the Waltons include the following:
• Walmart receives an estimated $6.2 billion annually in mostly federal taxpayer
subsidies. The reason: Walmart pays its employees so little that many of them rely
on food stamps, health care and other taxpayer-funded programs. [See Table 2 for
• Walmart avoids an estimated $1 billion in federal taxes each year. The reason:
Walmart uses tax breaks and loopholes, including a strategy known as accelerated
depreciation that allows it to write off capital investments considerably faster than
the assets actually wear out.
Nerdy’s new post:
Great photo from @MnHouseInfo of @GovMarkDayton giving 5-year-old Ashia Rhodes a pen he used to #RaiseTheWage in MN. http://t.co/7A7zNYgFYP— Matt Swenson (@MattSwenson) April 14, 2014
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