President Obama tours Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, April 25
Good Morning BFF and TOD.
Moooooooorning BFF!! :-) Mooooorning everyone!
President Obama Honors South Korean Ferry Victims
Hi, everyone! Bye everyone! Have a super Friday (and if I’m 5 minutes late for work it’ll be all your fault).
Moooooorning VC, get to work – now!!!
President Obama Arriving in South Korea.
Before leaving Tokyo for Seoul, President Obama met privately w
Empress Michiko and Emperor Akihito at his hotel. http://t.co/rodcAk7Fgu— Stephen Crowley (@Stcrow) April 25, 2014
Jer, I’m guessing this is an honor very few world leaders receive. It’s a sign that the emperor and empress really like him personally. If it involved business only, the prime minister would have come to say goodbye, not the royal couple.
Good Morning. That is interesting Jackie.
In Seoul, Pres laid wreath at memorial to U.S dead from Korean War (36,000+ Americans died), heloed to Yongsan, swore in new U.S. citizens— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) April 25, 2014
Good morning all. Yesterday Yardarm mentioned that today was his birthday and he was expecting cake. We’ll have to start baking for when he comes on board later.
Or hit the bakery. Ha! Happy Birthday, Yardarm!
G’morning Chips & TOD!!! Congrats JER on #1 and Happy Friday everyone :)
So now that Democrats appear to be beating the GOP in the midterms and the ACA is no longer a viable “vulnerability” as the MSM once hoped, the media seems to be doubling down on their PBO-bashing.
I wake up this morning to the NYT headline “Obama suffers setbacks in Japan and Middle East.” One one hand, it’s reassuring because it tells me that these corporate stooges are feeling rather threatened by our President’s successes and are scrambling to put out a narrative – false as it may be. On the other hand it’s enraging because there are many gullible idiots out there who swallow the crap the media pours down their throat and don’t know how to think independently or seek out info from unbiased sources.
Well, Hf, I would suspect that they were hard put to figure out what those setbacks are, given the love and respect the president has received so far. But mainly, I have to ask how many Americans care. Setbacks in Asia are so far from their daily lives, it’s like asking them to be concerned with rocks on Mars. The coverage of this trip has been so scant, few even know he’s there, let alone the reason.
Oh boy, hopefruit. I woke up to that headline as well and was going to mention it here but I do so much NYTimes-bashing here I felt uncomfortable about it. ( I’m sounding to myself like a perpetually cranky old woman.)
So glad you reported it.
It is an utter disgrace that the coverage of this important world trip is couched in failure terms.
The headline writers the Media all over seem to favor screeching negative words concerning our President.
Sometimes the stories are less biased but if all people read are headline the ugliness is all they get.
things wimmin make men do / smh
embiggened / fingers crossed
AWWWWW :) Even across the pigeon posts…..true love! Morning, amk…morning everyone! Happy Friday…HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YARDARM:) Many, many more:)
These are both females, the white one is the baby of the Maine Coon, who looks fantastically like my kitty, but smaller! ;)
Happy Friday TODers
Congrats on 1st JER
#bundy and #teapartytwits
@gop #tcot http://t.co/JkSASPz5bD— (@amk4obama) April 25, 2014
Ohhh ‘teavaginilists’, what to do…what to do….
shrub no. 3. http://t.co/nxb1yezzKN— (@amk4obama) April 25, 2014
The GOP idea of outreach, and the rest of us’ idea of outreach, are really, really two different things. I hope they just keep on talking….
Kentucky U.S. Senate Candidate Matt Bevin (R) “was in attendance at a cock fighting rally last month when an organizer said the the sole purpose of the event was to legalize the blood sport, but said he was thinking about his own speech and wasn’t paying attention,” the Louisville Courier Journal reports.
“Bevin had acknowledged attending the event but said that he didn’t know it was a cock fighting rally and that he had been invited to speak about state’s rights.”
However, WAVE had a hidden camera at the event and has Bevin on video endorsing legalized cock fighting.
Df, this is priceless. I think this guy should keep it up and it should be adopted into the Republican platform. Let them go on tv telling women it’s all their fault for loving their children too much. I’m sure there are millions of women voters throughout the country who have just been waiting for this inspiring message.
Df, this is in response to the first post, not the cock fight lover, although he, too, is a classic. Keep em coming, GOP.
So much shit, so little time! The stuff that comes out of their mouths STILL surprises me sometimes! Do I need an intervention?
S.&P., Citing Capital Flight, Cuts Its Rating on Russia nytimes.com/2014/04/26/bus…— David Jolly (@davjolly) April 25, 2014
Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
Obama and leaders of DE, FR, UK and IT planning a conference call #Ukraine. Will discuss sanctions / via @BBCGavinHewitt cc @EuromaidanPR— Europarl2014 (@2014Europarl) April 25, 2014
Ok..Morning MUST READ. Nailed it.
I read this article, and you’re right, he nailed it. However…..we know it’s satire, and we know what he is saying, but we know those on the other side do not understand, do not get satire. They would come away saying….”See…..we knew we are the party of freedom, and the Demos are the party of repression.”
Tomasky is an excellent writer, with a great sense of humor. The writers and people on the right have little to no sense of humor. Their weapon of choice is the bludgeon. Tomasky uses a rapier.
Satire and rapier wit require higher level thinking. Case rested.
Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and the TOD family. I hope everyone is doing well this lovely Friday morning. TGIF and have a super-fantastic day today. (y Happy Birthday Yardarm *bday
HEADLINE: Over 100? Poll says Obama’s your most-desired dinner guest
// Sorry, “Kimye” — more older Americans want President Obama as a dinner guest than the reality star-rapper duo of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, according to a newly released poll. For its annual “100@100” report, United Healthcare surveyed more than 100 centenarians and asked who would be the most desirable tablemate from a list of potential dinner guests.
For the first time in five years, Obama claimed the No. 1 spot, with 71 percent of the vote. The commander in chief ousted 92-year-old actress Betty White, who had topped the list an impressive four years in a row. This year, White came in second place, with 66 percent of the mature crowd choosing to dine with the entertainer. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed third in the survey, with 56 percent. Pope Francis, “Late Show” host David Letterman and actor Tom Hanks rounded out the top six. //
Well THIS should go over well! http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/04/25/morning-plum-john-boehner-admits-republicans-are-the-problem/
Late yesterday the news broke that House Speaker John Boehner had mocked his House Republican colleagues for inaction on immigration reform, mimicking them as follows: “Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard.”
This morning, Boehner’s quotes are starting to get wide circulation. So it’s worth noting their real significance to the immigration debate: He has now effectively admitted that the real obstacle to solving the immigration problem is House Republicans.
This runs counter to the endlessly repeated claim that House Republicans won’t act only because they can’t trust Obama. Here’s video of Boehner:
More at link
Oh dear! Boner trouble!
House Dems not only tend to tout Obamacare. They overdramatize the role they played in passage huff.to/1il18DQ http://t.co/oQ6XEsc0aM— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) April 25, 2014
So now Democrats are embracing O’Care so much that they exaggerate their role in it’s passage – hmmm….
But Chuck Todd and the media told me that the Dems would be running away from O’Care!
Chucky has moved on…now he is saying that the Japan trip is a failure.
That’s the MSM’s newest false talking point – after blacking out damn near 99% of the trip, they’ve latched on to a single issue that can be spun in a negative direction.
Yes…splashed all over the NYT this morning…Obama’s foreign policy defeat on trade….OMG!
Now if I paid any attention to Chucky Todd, why is the Japan trip a failure?
It is NOT a failure. As usual PBO is engaged in moving the needle towards solutions.
The simple-minded think anything other than a homerun is a failure.
So I came across CNN discussing that welfare rancher Bundy and I heard Chris Cuomo of CNN, and he was trying to stick up for his friend Sean Hannity of Fox, he said something like Hannity is my friend, he’s not a bad guy. Cuomo was trying to excuse Hannity for the B.S. they started by giving that racists welfare rancher a platform day in and day out to preach his hate. Cuomo were saying that both side does it.
I will be sending Chris Cuomo a email today !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I heard Chris or Jim say on Stephanie Miller few minutes ago that Fox has scrubbed it’s website of nearly EVERYTHING about Bundy. Said there was one small mention of his comments ‘below the fold.” Fools!!!! Idiots!!!!!!!
Great toons:) http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024869433
Important toon. http://bobcesca.thedailybanter.com/blog-archives/2014/04/level-playing-field.html
@samsteinhp – SO? IIRR, there were zero repubs who voted for it.
#ObamaCare was passed by dems from President onwards. Live with it.— (@amk4obama) April 25, 2014
Top o’ the morning. Heave out and trice up. Give a clean sweep down fore and aft. ;-)
Happy Birthday, Yardam!
I wished you a happy Birthday on a later thread, but I wasn’t sure if you would see it.
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