White House: President Obama observes a moment of silence to honor victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing. #BostonStrong
Today is Jackie Robinson day in Major League Baseball…
Today and every day, we honor Jackie Robinson. #Jackie42 vine.co/v/MJxJ3PrpDH9— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) April 15, 2014
So proud to be part of this great city #BostonStrong http://t.co/KLrUb58btn— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) April 15, 2014
The @WhiteSox show their support with the @RedSox in town. http://t.co/1Rgbwc6i2C— (@MLB) April 16, 2014
….but he was more than just a baseball player
Jackie Robinson's 1963 telegram slate.me/110Uqwh to JFK asking 4 more security to protect MLK Jr. photo/text: http://t.co/sqm32W7gEG— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) April 12, 2013
Gibson Dunn donated $10,000 to Christie-led RGA days before releasing GWB report clearing him, via @Record_Melissa shar.es/T7ki9— John Reitmeyer (@johnreitmeyer) April 15, 2014
Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare: Reuters/Ipsos poll reut.rs/1inaAel via @reuters— Eric Schultz (@Schultz44) April 15, 2014
NYT exclusive: Bloomberg will spend $50m this yr building org to counter the NRA. "They have to fear us," he says mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/us/…— Jeremy W. Peters (@jwpetersNYT) April 16, 2014
I sure do hope bloomey is not starting another astroturf org to aim at only dems.
yep,first test will be if he goes after Land/Pryor/Begich again…
side note…all might BT’s can you free my comment from moderation-TY
@SenatorReid the only 'line' #BainMitt should be standing in is a 'line up' for his criminal behavior at Damon & his off-shore tax scams.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 16, 2014
“VIENNA — The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran’s ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into weapons-grade uranium, diplomats said Tuesday. The move is part of Iran’s commitments under a deal with six world powers in effect since January that mandates some nuclear concessions on the part of Tehran in exchange for a partial lifting of sanctions crippling its economy. A key concern for the six was Iran’s stockpile of 20-percent enriched uranium, which is only a technical step away from the 90-percent grade used to arm nuclear weapons. By late last year, Iran had already amassed almost enough of the 20-percent grade for one nuclear bomb, with further enrichment.
Under the agreement, Iran agreed to halt its 20-percent enrichment program and to turn half of its nearly 200-kilogram (440-pound) stockpile into oxide for reactor fuel. As well, it pledged to dilute the other half into low-enriched uranium. Making weapons-grade uranium by reconverting from oxide or from the lower level would take much longer than doing so from the 20-percent enriched material, giving more time for the international community to react. Iran says it is not interested in nuclear weapons but is negotiating because it wants an end to all sanctions.
@UN certifies #Iran's ability 2 build nukes greatly reduced, cut 20% enriched stockpile in 1/2 bigstory.ap.org/article/iran-c… http://t.co/oQvGxPaqNC— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) April 16, 2014
The U.N. nuclear agency is due this week to report on Iran’s adherence to the deal and two diplomats told The Associated Press that it would say that Iran has fulfilled its dilution commitment while continuing the process of conversion into oxide….”
Hope he pays attention ….
@MikeBloomberg Target the $50M to enacting laws requiring ALL gun manufacturers, sellers & owners to have liability insurance. cc @VP @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 16, 2014
When did an oligarchic klepto-state like Russia become the darling of the Left and the Right? Oh yeah, black President.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) April 16, 2014
If you're confused about where everything is happening in #Ukraine here are some great maps @scott_buckland nytimes.com/interactive/20… | PR News— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) April 16, 2014
Hmm, @NYTimeskrugman, what happened to #solar in 2009? (Tnx, #stimulus!) krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/ris…— Michael Grunwald (@MikeGrunwald) April 15, 2014
Help! Mitch needs a forever home! Just scratch him behind the earmarks & he can be yours –> youtu.be/HaoZE-AT7cM #LPJKY #LPJ2014— Lady Parts Justice (@LadyPJustice) April 15, 2014
@EricBoehlert On a similar note, if Cliven Bundy were black, Latino, or Muslim, I really doubt things would be playing out like this.— (@Mededitor) April 15, 2014
They'd be dead. RT @Slate: What if Bundy ranch were owned by black people? slate.me/1iWkYaJ http://t.co/ZdBReja0GQ— (@AdamSerwer) April 15, 2014
If the Bundy rancher was black, he would be dead or in prison and the cattle would be taken. And FOX wouldn’t give a dam.
Just the guys? Kewl! :)
Come join the party!!! ……looking for Blog Tyrant ManU or Blog Tryant Chelsea to free me from moderation :( ….maybe the thought of this will wake them up?
Pitbull and J. Lo Team Up for the Official 2014 World Cup Song slate.me/Q2e4bb— (@Slate) April 09, 2014
I’m going to leave you with them and go try for some sleep.
/fluttering fingers in a wave/
Two Manhattans in… http://t.co/vJ1Zqi0gYQ— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) April 16, 2014
In Alabama & excited for tomorrow's keel laying for the @USNavy's new ship, the USS Gabrielle Giffords. http://t.co/P0aW97wCJO— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) April 16, 2014
This is the ceremony when the Secretary of the Navy announced the ship would be named for Gabrielle (little glitch at the front of it) … and also covers the naming of the ship’s sponsor, a very touching choice:
i love this so much. thank you, jacquelineoboomer.
Hi, susanne – and you are welcome. Aloha!
70% of our planet is covered in water, the other 30% is covered in idiots— Men's Humor (@MensHumor) April 15, 2014
This is SO True …
“U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power ridiculed the Russian power play and tactics saying that Russia thinks that international borders are mere “suggestions” and that Russia repeats the same provocation and propaganda as if there were no Internet to disprove what they are saying. The ambassadors stressed that there is no evidence of any danger to the Russian minority in Ukraine. In fact the only danger is to the Tatars and the Ukrainians in Crimea.
Last to make a formal presentation was the Nigerian ambassador who chaired the Security Council session. She saw right through the Russian pattern and stressed that “spheres of influence are detrimental to the concept of a global community” and pointed to the dangers of a military solution.
Provocation, intimidation and propaganda are intended to create a pretext which is followed by invasion and occupation. That’s the pattern that Stalin made notorious, just as Hitler had done when plotting his invasions around Europe. Camouflage with no insignias and masks are elements peculiar to Putin himself. They reveal the mindset of a man who was, after all, a KGB colonel skilled in subterfuge.”
And, if you have not watched Sunday’s UN Security Council meeting I cannot urge you enough to do so. It is historical, truly, in many dimensions not the least of which is the dimension of the POWER OF INFORMATION ACCESS ….
Also, be sure to watch Ukraine’s UN Ambassador Sergeyev’s statements subsequent to the meeting ….
This tweet from @BarackObama was front-paged on the Rise and Shine thread, but I didn’t see discussion of what the tweet linked to:
Pres @BarackObama tweets to support @NancyPelosi's discharge petition:
This isn't up to Speaker Boehner anymore. Join us in this fight…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) April 15, 2014
Bobfr, you’ve got to love that @BarackObama is following your advice, LOL.
When the lightbulb went off for me at the beginning of the year, I’ve said here that the worst nightmare for Koch/MSM is for Dems to win.
Now the MSM have dropped all pretense off being neutral. (See Simon Malloy’s article on Chris Cilizza, also on Rise and Shine front page.)
The MSM is blindsided and just helpless witnesses (and GOP stenographers) to this Obama Administration rewriting the CW of second terms.
Love how the Administration is using social media to do an end-run around the Koch/MSM and Koch/Congress.
Two terms, baby!
“Love how the Administration is using social media to do an end-run around the Koch/MSM and Koch/Congress.”
They most definitely are, Arapaho!! And, the oligarchs and their #NEWSTAINER and #KOCHSTER (aka GOP) minions have no idea how comprehensively they are going to be crushed on 4 Nov 2014.
Whatever little I contribute, I have zero delusion regarding the simple fact that President Obama is miles ahead of me – sincerely.
wow. fired up, all right! love this part especially:
‘ Republicans have basically lost their “culture wars” and that the rise of economic populism has the billionaires so scared they’ve taken to calling us Nazis. If you think of it in terms of the stages of grief, the current battles inside the Republican Party are between those who are in the denial stage (Sarah Palin), those in the anger stage (Ted Cruz) and those who are ready to bargain (Chamber of Commerce). ‘
Such a powerful intellect that woman has!
yes indeed bobfr, yes indeed.
Rachel Maddow talk about right wing racists material was found in the room of the oldest Boston bombing brother, please tell me what does Fox and Limbaugh have to say about that. They would be ready to run every Muslim out of this country if it was a Muslim who kill those three people in Kansas City. Instead the killer was some of their kind. And not a peep from the right wing racists haters. These right wing racists people are just as dangerous as any other terrorists.
#HappyPassover! President Obama and @FLOTUS host a Seder at the White House. http://t.co/xnY7LYOUeR— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 16, 2014
NW will you delete the comment below and free my first one from moderation-TY
#whiteprivilege – Threaten to kill federal workers. Kill christians mistaking them for jews. And media will still treat you with kid gloves.— (@amk4obama) April 16, 2014
Really? I have seen nothing but contempt in all the reporting about this despicable hater.
But I should add—–I never watch FOX—–so don’t know what they’re doing—-don’t care.
Sorry if this is double posted…..
…but he was much more than just a baseball player
Follow up to yesterday’s two virile airline stories:
“An honest mistake…” so USAir employee who sent the “inappropriate” twitpic to a customer is still employed:
US Airways employee won’t be fired for colossal Twitter gaffe. "It was an honest mistake.” on.mash.to/1t743ZU— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 15, 2014
Agree with this response re: father of Dutch teenage girl arrested for threatening American Airlines:
@nycjim @AmericanAir or a father who does not understand the task of being a parent.— Angelique Bolk (@AngeliqueBolk) April 15, 2014
@nycjim @AmericanAir That father is a delusional, irresponsible FOOL. Prosecute him, as well.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 16, 2014
I would not defend my daughter if she did what this 14 year old Dutch girl did. Because she should have known better, there is nothing funny about these things. I hope she is punish.
New must see show after True Detective?
It is dark, twisted, funny, weird, and fabulous. It’s a 10 episode season and if renewed, season two will have different characters and a different plot like True Detective. It’s pretty cool because it is nothing like the movie and Ethan and Joel Coen aka The Coen Brothers (who made the original Fargo) are producing this FX series so you know it’s amazing.
Get out! I just woke up thinking about the show. I had to let go of Wm H. Macy, but then – whaaatt?! I’m glad I can still be surprised by tv. I didn’t know the Coen Bros. were behind it- now I’m completely sold.
Most people with any dam sense is not surprised that Hank Aaron received racists letters and emails. Because he spoke the truth about these sick racists bastards. The Tea Party is the new KKK and the Republican party is fill with these racists people. What does that say about the Republican party?
Oh, great. Twitter has rolled out another one of their “upgrades.”
Now there’s a little box that appears whenever you have any responses or activities in your notifications section.
Whoever keeps coming up with these upgrades needs to be given an atomic wedgie.
Yes, I’m buzzed.
That is only part of it…… half of my tweets don’t even show up in my own TL. I have to sign out of twitter, search my user name, find it, not open a full profile…… then I have to hope it is one of the last 3 tweets I posted (i.e.the only one’s shown while not logged in) click on the time stamp, bookmark it, and then sign back in if I want to post a tweet in comments…… drives me crazy!! Do you or anybody else have the same “ghost tweets” as well?
Whoa…that’s messed up. No, that isn’t happening to me. But I know it happened to some people on my TL a couple of months ago. Have you filed a complaint with Twitter? Hopefully, that might help.
Three weeks and still no reply!!! Ever since they changed the profile on the (ME) page…. was about a month ago for me….seems more recent for others….I started having that problem. For the past year, half my tweets don’t show up on TheObamaDiary Twitter sidebar, but I assumed that was a WordPress thing? Who knows…..
Me page now has
Tweets and replies
Took me a while to figure that out.
A prime example of one of my “ghost tweets” …..If you look at my ‘Tweets and Replies’ I have a Game of Thrones tweet I posted yesterday that I replied to someone about (It shows up)…..yet on my TL….nothing. GO FIGURE!
Funny—–because it has a happy ending——toddler reported missing was found inside an arcade claw machine in a nearby bowling alley playing with the toys.
Ukrainians are teaching humanity much and it is fortunate for them and humanity that they have President Obama on their team ….
@AmbassadorRice @Yastenyuk_AP @vj44 Historically, the restraint & humanity of #Ukraine in the face of Putin's aggression is unprecedented.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 16, 2014
Should be fun—-Colbert on Letterman tonight.
I knew he would have him on – David’s a class act in many ways!
Dutch father defends his daughter, US Airways won't fire tweeter. Responsibility!— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) April 16, 2014
Enter your comment here…https://twitter.com/amk4obama/status/456267150529789952
The death of the US shopping mall.
bbc.com/culture/story/…— (@amk4obama) April 16, 2014
Everyone shops online. A future with no stores, just big warehouses, a la Amazon?
That. And people ditch old malls for the newer swankier ones which in turn become not.so.cool within a decade or less. And the cycle goes on.
"They say a leader is someone who has followers. The more followers, the greater the leader."
Well Twitter sure fucked up that idea!— Tim (@qwertying) April 16, 2014
"They say a leader is someone who has followers. The more followers, the greater the leader."
Well Twitter sure fucked up that idea!— Tim (@qwertying) April 16, 2014
LOL. So true.
Gap Band, mofos! | The Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb On Me: youtu.be/17lkdqoLt44— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) April 16, 2014
Wondering @Rain95Mizz: @aidannolanmusic MT @Hendems: http://t.co/EvPKMpE3bU "..Why R ppl working so hard 4 ppl NOT 2 have #HealthInsurance?"— Margaret Nielsen (@msunielsen) April 05, 2014
RT @jrzygirlinfla "Funny how that happened."
http://t.co/DzkiEXw1w1 #UniteBlue #p2 #LibCrib— Bruce Bourgoine (@BruceBourgoine) April 15, 2014
Tell me exactly how this is breaking news, @cnn? http://t.co/uMu42Hdu4v— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) April 16, 2014
The ridiculousness that is cnn now.
The only thing I can figure out, if I go deep (deep!), is that CNN breaks into other non-breaking news and then calls the break-in breaking news. Or something. It’s just laughable.
GN TOD…….. I leave you with this :)
Missing child found inside claw machine in #Lincoln bowling alley: wowt.com/home/headlines… http://t.co/gjd0Eb68Dp— WOWT 6 News (@WOWT6News) April 15, 2014
Nine of the last ten recessions have occurred under Republican presidents.— Jimi S (@jimi2124) April 16, 2014
Racism is our “paranoiac fantasy”
.@jonathanchait | Baseball Great Hank Aaron Flooded With Racist Hate Mail After Defending Obama talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/hank-…— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) April 16, 2014
Proving his point.
Simple fact ….
@Sebelius @VP @vj44 @SenatorReid @NancyPelosi the ultimate irony of #OBAMACARE is that it's enabled capitalist insurance companies to profit— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 16, 2014
… and standing on the front lines of DON’T TOUCH MY OBAMACARE will be US insurance company CEOs :)
Amazingly, on the front lines of DON'T TOUCH MY #OBAMACARE will be insurance company CEOs. Well done President Obama. cc @OFA @DSCC @DCCC— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 16, 2014
#TrustBarack … He’s EARNED IT ….
I may have mislead about Colbert on Letterman—-intro says guests are Lady GaGa and Martha Stewart——-unless Colbert is a surprise pop in appearance. Know I saw this reported earlier—–maybe twitter let me down——-I thought everything on twitter was for real. :)
No one probably cares about all my Letterman announcements :) but here’s one more. Colbert’s appearance must be NEXT Tuesday. Tonight’s Dave is a rerun—–figured that out as he was talking about the upcoming Masters tourney and that already happened. See how smart I am?
Me, too :) but I’m recording it so I can watch it later – and hopefully Stephen will be on. That would be great!
What ho TOD peeps and night owls. My Mum just sent me this and lifted my spirits on an otherwise somber day. This fantastic, fantabulous woman can salsa like nobody’s business, proving age IS a state of mind! I want to be like her when I grow up. :smile:.
Those omg’s are more like ouch, ouch, ouch for me. Amazing woman.
Wow. I have 13 years of practice ahead of me! (Gulp.)
So, replies to tweets now show up as pop-ups on Twitter? Am I the last to know? Ha!
Goodnight, all – sweet dreams!
The world over – this one didn’t resign because he accepted a gift that he didn’t declare – but because he lied about it.
“NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell says he will resign over the evidence he gave at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) yesterday.”
A state Premier is similar to a US state Governor – he runs the government of the state.
Helpful for any ACA debates…
Thanks Kathleen. This compilation of lies and distortions about the ACA should be required reading for everyone (especially the White House Press Corps).
I think Mitt filed his extension, not his final return. His return is hundred of pages. 2011 was 550 pages.
I think Mitt has accountants to do that
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