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Life’s Secret Ingredient? Laughter

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76 Responses to “Life’s Secret Ingredient? Laughter”


  1. 1 amk for obama
    April 21, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    yessss….

  2. 7 MightyPamela
    April 21, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Shhhhh.

  3. 8 amk for obama
    April 21, 2014 at 10:16 pm

  4. 19 amk for obama
    April 21, 2014 at 10:17 pm

  5. April 21, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    This is a couple of weeks old, but wanted TODville to know that when CNN actually switched from the missing plane to the Chile earthquake, they literally played a user’s video of a CNN report.

    Who are these people who call themselves producers at CNN?

    • 21 jacquelineoboomer
      April 21, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      It’s like some of us are living in a parallel universe, isn’t it? CNN has gone down to such depths, it’s just about unbelievable at this point.

    • April 22, 2014 at 12:05 am

      So either they fired all the moderately competent producers or aliens have taken over the network.

  6. April 21, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Every single one a gem, thank you Nerdy!

  7. April 21, 2014 at 10:19 pm

  8. 27 globalcitizenlinda
    April 21, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    • 28 jacquelineoboomer
      April 21, 2014 at 11:56 pm

      What a lot of people who may not track small packages don’t get is that both UPS and FEDEX often charge their fees for shipping – and do some of the shipping in all kinds of circuitous ways – and then present the packages to the USPS carrier, which delivers them via the mail handler to your front door. That’s one of my biggest pet peeves about the mandate and the brouhaha kicked up by the dastardly Republicans.

  9. 29 desertflower
    April 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Jeepers…I was over there TALKING TO MYSELF AGAIN! It’s embarrassing. Dannysticks is AWESOME:) Look at him take to water like the Lab he is! It would be news if he DIDN’T like the water, Chips…this is normal:) Well, he does write on a blog, so he IS quite exceptional! Oh my…we’re pushing close to 25 million…..Danny’s never partied with us….could get messy.

  10. 36 desertflower
    April 21, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    http://apnews.excite.com/article/20140421/DADAPC282.html

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Russia has “days, not weeks” to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.
    Biden, the highest-ranking American official to visit Ukraine during its conflict with Russia, planned to meet with government officials in the capital of Kiev on Tuesday. The vice president also planned to announce new technical support to help the fledgling government with energy and economic reforms.

    I hope we tighten the screws like a vice grip. I feel badly for the ordinary people, but this needs to stop. Putin needs a reality check.

  11. April 21, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    CarolMaeWY responded to me on the previous thread, wondering if the reason South Korea isn’t hosting a State Dinner had anything to do with the ferry tragedy, and Carolyn mentioned that whichever countries aren’t hosting a State Dinner might be because PBO’s visit is not an official state visit.

    On a previous thread, someone mentioned that Cillizza called PBO “mourner-in-chief.”

    But consider PBO’s itinerary:

    1) Oso Washington (devastating mudslide)
    2) Japan (Mar 2011 catastrophic earthquake/tsunami)
    3) South Korea (last week — shocking ferry accident)
    4) Malaysia (last month — mysterious missing plane)
    5) Philippines (Nov 2013 devastating cyclone Haiyan)

    So all five places PBO will visit have been touched with stunning events and loss of life. Who would have predicted this to be so, when this visit was being planned 6 months ago (only the Japanese event had occurred)?

    The South Korea ferry sinking is very troubling.

    The initial reports from South Korea were very wrong (cover up?) and why would a young (I think the same age as the Malaysian Airline co-pilot) be alone at the helm of the ferry when weather conditions were poor?

    So sad that these events have preceded our President’s visit.

    • 38 Dudette
      April 22, 2014 at 12:10 am

      Wow! That put’s it all in perspective Arapaho. This is going to be one tough week for the President.

  12. 39 desertflower
    April 21, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Night all. It’s early, but I didn’t sleep very well last night. don’t know why because I worked in the yard all day and was exhausted, but such is life. Seems that I am suffering from post nasal drip from allergies…everything is blooming here and all the pollen has spines. Everything here has prickers…the pollen is no exception. It’s miserable making. Have a good night everyone.

  13. 42 Obama Grandmama
    April 21, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Rachel had an article about Oklahoma being off the charts Red. The clean energy segment showed the Koch Bros funding anti solar legislations and fines. Oklahomans supporting many unfair bans and legislation helps me understand two of my art guild members severe conservative actions and antiObama rhetoric as they are both from Oklahoma. They drive me crazy, and are impossible to reason with.

    • 43 amk for obama
      April 21, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      Let them rot in their pool of hatred.

      • 44 carolyn
        April 21, 2014 at 11:24 pm

        I didn’t hear Rachel, but we are not all haters. On the previous post I wrote a short post about the church I attend in Oklahoma City. It is a Congregational church, and the most loving place I’ve ever attended. It is a liberal oasis in the state, and is growing. The people I associate with are not haters at all. I know our legislature right now is horribly right wing and punitive, but as with every place, all people are not like that.

        In fact, where I teach, a small church-related college, the majority of the faculty are very liberal and open, and our students are like the young people their age across the country…..liberal-minded and open. It will take time for change to come to this state, but it will, which is why those of us who are the different ones now, must stay and be agents of change.

        If you read my entry on the previous post, you will read what our minister said, and the reaction it got from the congregation.

        Rachel needs to visit us.

        • 45 Obama Grandmama
          April 21, 2014 at 11:40 pm

          Carolyn, I am proud of all of you that are fighting this craziness in Oklahoma. You deserve kudos. I know it is not the entire state, but according to the election results the state is getting redder. That atmosphere can affect those in the state to want to conform to the norms of the state.

        • 46 amk for obama
          April 21, 2014 at 11:44 pm

          May your oasis become oases. Even if it takes years.

          • 47 carolyn
            April 21, 2014 at 11:55 pm

            It will probably take years, but it will happen. I’ve said jokingly, but there is a lot of truth in it, that Texas will go purple/blue before Oklahoma does, but then Oklahoma will decide to change too, because if there’s one thing Oklahoma wants to do, it’s be like Texas.

            We are always about thirty years behind the curve. We moved here from California because my husband got an excellent position at a university, and for the first years, it was not this bad at all. We had good governors like Bellmon, Boren and Walters, and sensible legislatures. I don’t know what happened, I do blame a lot of it on ORU and TV evangelists who have an awful lot of influence in this state.

            I think some of it started during the oil bust in the 80s, when people lost everything. This was different than the depression because Reagan was president with his don’t trust the government harangues, and people bit on that, and also on the Left Behind book series that came out at that time. It is a strange amalgam of religion and ignorance and political fervor.

            There is a storefront church on every other corner, as if there are not enough already established churches. It is crazy religious and has gotten worse in the last twenty years. The reaction of huge numbers of young people, like mine, has been to leave any church whatsoever. What they have seen has been so disgusting, they have no trust or faith in anything religious. So, you have pretty much two extremes.

            • 48 Obama Grandmama
              April 22, 2014 at 12:14 am

              The two people I have spoken about in my Oregon Art Guild having lived most of their lives in Oklahoma are both hard core religious. I have a hard time calling what they espouse as religious. They also listen to Limbaugh, and watch Fox. These two people are not married or related nor knew one another before joining our guild.
              You must be very happy to have found your church community haven.

        • 49 Dudette
          April 22, 2014 at 12:22 am

          I’m in the same boat, living in blue oasis in a vast wasteland of red. Hoping we turn at least purple in my lifetime. Right now the best we can hope for is a good showing but yellow dog Dems. I try to avoid becoming depressed.

  14. 50 MightyPamela
    April 21, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Okay then. All the details are worked out, tea things are in order, everything shipshape, ready for PBO visit tomorrow. And for Earth Day in the PeaPatch. Though it might be raining, so Pete Souza may just have to produce a few new wet POTUS shots for the TOD ladies! (and gents)! Now, that’s a lovely thought to close this day….. ;)

  15. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    April 21, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Earth Day’s comin’ up. My “plans” are to celebrate managing to survive on our planet, as long as “I” have! And be glad the rest of “you” have, too. How’s that?

  16. 54 jacquelineoboomer
    April 22, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Loved all the tweets, NW, but this is the first to grab my attention (thank God I’m an adult):

    Julius Sharpe @juliussharpe

    Restaurants are always trying to “tempt” you with dessert. Dude, I’m an adult. I can have like six Snickers bars when I get home if I want.

  17. 55 Dudette
    April 22, 2014 at 12:24 am

  18. 57 Dudette
    April 22, 2014 at 12:48 am

  19. 58 Dudette
    April 22, 2014 at 1:08 am

  20. 59 Bill R.
    April 22, 2014 at 1:23 am

    It is a wonder to behold how little children love the First Lady and our President!

  21. 60 Dudette
    April 22, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Ran across this Argentinian gentleman’s YouTube channel, Rubén Raúl Pérez. He’s got mesmerizing collection of gorgeous videos there and on his Twitter TL (@rubenexito):

  22. 64 Dudette
    April 22, 2014 at 1:44 am

  23. 65 Dudette
    April 22, 2014 at 1:49 am

  24. 66 Dudette
    April 22, 2014 at 1:54 am

  25. 67 Dudette
    April 22, 2014 at 1:58 am

  26. 68 Dudette
    April 22, 2014 at 2:10 am

  27. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    April 22, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Goodnight, all! One more dig at CNN (and poor Josh is still fighting off the RWNJ woman on his TL – wow):

  28. 70 Dudette
    April 22, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Last one… Goodnight everyone!

    Happy Earth Day!

  29. April 22, 2014 at 2:29 am

    #EarthDay

    good night TOD …

  30. 72 amk for obama
    April 22, 2014 at 4:08 am

    breaking !!!! (really ?) moyes out.

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27107795

  31. 73 vcprezofan2
    April 22, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Morning, TODobots! Reporting in that I’ll be out for the next three days – got a 3-day gig! Will hang around in the afternoon/evening hours if I’m not too wiped out.

    Have a mah-ve-lous Tuesday today!

  32. 74 Ladyhawke
    April 22, 2014 at 6:45 am

    HAPPENING RIGHT NOW ……

    Vice President Biden and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk Hold a Joint Press Statement

    Audio Only
    Kyiv, Ukraine

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/vice-president-biden-and-prime-minister-arseniy-yatsenyuk-hold-joint-press-statement


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