112 Responses to “West Wing Week: “POTUS Dreams of Sushi””


  1. 1 Dudette
    April 25, 2014 at 12:36 pm

  2. 9 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    In the spirit of good will, I’m holding the door open for whoever wants to come in first this time, be it Vc, Nena, amk, COS, Vicki, df, etc…

    • 10 MightyPamela
      April 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      And it’s our local rockstar! WTG, HF and Dudette… Happy b’day again to the ships ballast!! (can I say that?) ;)

    • 12 Nena20409
      April 25, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks Lovely HF2 for this Friday TOD invitation. I have just now noticed the new thread. I had forgotten to refresh ;)

      The Boehner Vid mocking those he House sits in DC…..you know, his TBGOPers Caucus held me back :)

    • 13 vcprezofan2
      April 25, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Howdy, folks!

      YA – hope your special day is going great!

      Hmmmm, Hopef. Is this your new tactic – holding the door open for me when you know I’m at work? Thanks. I’m touched…..I think.

  3. 14 Dudette
    April 25, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    And the DJ takes the tape! Wooot!

  4. 15 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Well I guess my good will efforts benefited Dudette! Congrats Lady D on #1 :) I may have jinxed the others whose names I mentioned in my first post….

  5. 17 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Mark Knoller is dreaming of sushi with a giant-sized side order of tater tots!

  6. 21 carla4obama
    April 25, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Is That Chuck Toad at time 2:43 looking nauseated?

  7. 24 Nena20409
    April 25, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Au for Sweet Dudette ;) Congrats.

  8. 26 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    LOL! NY Times is too sleek n cute by a half. Read between the lines. Caroline said she would absolutely support Clinton IF she decides to run for President in 2016. Notice that Caroline did not say that she wants Clinton to run, or that she believes Clinton should/will run….A lot of unknowns in that equation.

    I have a nagging suspicion that Hillary will not run in 2016, and if she does, she won’t be the DEM nominee.

    • 27 Vicki
      April 25, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Oh hopefruit, as I said at the end of the last thread—we are probably mixing up hopes dreams and probabilities.
      But it sure is tempting to see the furor over Hillary as a tactical move of some kind.
      Look over here, MSM!
      While another better candidate is slowing moving towards 2016 waiting to be revealed.

      • 28 hopefruit2
        April 25, 2014 at 1:02 pm

        Indeed Vicki. If history in the last few Presidential elections have taught us anything, it’s that coronation almost never works. Just ask HRC in 2008, McCain in 2008, and Romney in 2012.

    • 29 amk for obama
      April 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      Yup. The inevitability thing rubs many people the wrong way. No one is irreplaceable in this world. If she is as smart as claimed to be, she should categorically come out and say that it irrelevant to talk about 2016 now and she will be focusing on getting dems elected in 2014. So far, I haven’t seen it.

    • 30 Dakota
      April 25, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      I’ve held that suspicion as well HF2.

    • 31 anniebella
      April 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Why are anyone worrying about who would support Hillary in 2016? Enough please, it’s 2014 worry about that first.

  9. 32 amk for obama
    April 25, 2014 at 1:02 pm

  10. 33 GGail
    April 25, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Congrats Dudette on First!

    I am soooo happy today is Friday – whew!!

  11. 39 Layla
    April 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I am really in the mood for some fabulously positive breaking news! That is all!

  12. 40 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I don’t trust “Gravis” polling which almost always skews right. However, unless their internal polling suggests the opposite, Ms. Grimes & her campaign mgr might want to reassess her strategy. Running away from PBO and his policies while embracing ’90s Clinton as “The President” is NOT the answer for winning the Senate in 2014 – even in a “Red” state like Kentucky.

    • 41 Bill R.
      April 25, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Gravis is a GOP pollster, was a joke in the last election. I don’t see the point of posting their polls here.

    • 43 Nena20409
      April 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      There is another one today…..Mason-Dixon or something, a rightie poll, has McConnell at 42% and Grimes at 42% with 10 or 12% undecided and 6% with Zero opinion.

      Note that these polls are out now after the earlier polls said the opposite.

      • 44 Vicki
        April 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

        As we’ve all been saying at TOD the key to Allison Grimes having a victory is for her to drop the centrist approach and heartily procalim the Obamacare ACA victory in Kentucky.
        Especially now that Mitch McConnell is saying Repair and Fix the ACA.

  13. 45 amk for obama
    April 25, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    colbear tearing a new one for sean klannity is a treat to watch.

  14. 46 Don
    April 25, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    What pisses me off the most about this Hillary coronation thing is that in the lead up to 2012 every goddamn blog, fish wrap and son-of-a-bitch that hosted a podcast wanted so badly for President Obama to face a Democratic primary challenger. But now it seems as though these same entities want everybody to roll over and play dead and let Hillary waltz away with the Democratic nomination.

    • 47 Vicki
      April 25, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      What pisses me off, Don, is that with her grandchild announcement stepping on the ACA 8 million message it seems to me that Hillary wants not only to win but also for President Obama to be seen to have lost.
      As if that were remotely possible!!!!!

  15. 48 Linda
    April 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    “Meet The Press” host David Gregory dismissed a report that said NBC hired a psychological consultant to interview his friends and family in hopes of turning around the news program’s flagging ratings.

    “There was never any psychological consultant hired, that’s utter fiction. That’s gossip reporting gone wild,” Gregory said Friday in an appearance on Washington, DC radio station WTOP.

    The Washington Post reported on Monday that the psychological consultant was commissioned to “to get perspective and insight from people who know him best.” The network spokeswoman quoted by the Post later disputed that information and said NBC had brought on a “brand consultant.”

    Gregory told WTOP that NBC got branding and marketing experts to “talk to me and others around me to really think about my strengths and ‘Meet The Press’ strengths and try to amplify those.”

    “Again the idea of psychological counseling or testing is complete fiction and has been kind of a runaway train,” he added.

    • 49 Layla
      April 25, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      See David, if this is true…it is not much fun when people lie about you…right….

      • 50 Linda
        April 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm

        He has worked at NBC for 20 years…..One would think they would know his ” strengths ” by now.

        • 51 Layla
          April 25, 2014 at 1:38 pm

          That’s the point, they cannot find any so they have to pay someone to find some!

          • 52 jacquelineoboomer
            April 25, 2014 at 1:55 pm

            Guess they didn’t like his “dancing” with Karl Rove, enough to consider that a strength, eh? #PlayThatFunkyMusicWhiteBoy

          • 53 jacquelineoboomer
            April 25, 2014 at 1:58 pm

            Call the company psychologist …

            • 54 Nena20409
              April 25, 2014 at 2:15 pm

              This always Tells it all about DG.

              The guy was an okay reporter once. He even called Ari Fleischer jerk in his face at one WH presser. Now, he cares about his buddies and those who invite him to various parties.

              • 55 jacquelineoboomer
                April 25, 2014 at 2:18 pm

                Agree. They’ll sell their souls to get invited to the parties. He is also on record as yelling at his own neighbors in the exclusive area where they all live, for parking cars for a charity event at one of the homes and “inconveniencing” him. Nouveau riche.

        • 56 Dudette
          April 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm

          Oh please tweet that!

    • 57 jacquelineoboomer
      April 25, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Even his work-mommy, the head of the company or division or whatever she is, put out a statement saying it was just a look at the brand. Yeah, we believe them. Apparently, he’s another guy who has something on his bosses, or he’d never keep the job.

  16. 58 amk for obama
    April 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    • 59 4morefor44
      April 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      all that republican man “hard-work” must really be hard, i mean just look at the giant ab muscle that republican hard-worker has developed from all his hard-work (unlike them negras of course).

  17. 60 Don
    April 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Brand Consultant? Negro please! Why in the world would a brand consultant need to talk to your old lady? Dude, if I were you I’d be putting out feelers to other networks because it seems to me that NBC might just be getting their ducks in order to let your ass go.

  18. 61 Don
    April 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Ever notice that when President Obama is out of the country the GOP and their enablers seem to implode? Case in point; Clive Bundy, it almost seems like the BLM had no intention of really fighting this guy. So they back off and let this guy do his thing, but unfortunately this guy’s thing is paranoia, racism and black helicopters. By the time President Obama touches down at Andrews Air force base next week, The Clive Bundy Show will have been canceled.

    • 62 jacquelineoboomer
      April 25, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Do you mean, in a way, how the teenage kids throw at party at the big house when the parents are away? No adults around watching, so no boundaries. Until they’re found out, and get their privileges canceled.

      I could just imagine Bundy’s getting his privileges to be a nutjob and a tax cheat canceled. I mean he’s only one of many, but it would be good to have a poster boy for what his face will look like when his “local sheriff” comes to round him up (apparently the only law he recognizes).

    • 63 hopefruit2
      April 25, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Yes, I’ve noticed that too.

  19. 64 Linda
    April 25, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Why are Bundy’s supporters still around ? Don’t any of them have jobs ????

    • 65 Layla
      April 25, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      They are doing ‘cow things’!

        • 67 carolyn
          April 25, 2014 at 4:02 pm

          It’s interesting how this Bundy thing has played out. Very smartly, the BLM didn’t get into an armed fight with these jerks. On purpose or accidentally the strategy has been good. Bundy has shown himself to be what he is, people have deserted him, and now whatever action the government takes, Bundy won’t be a martyr, which a week ago he would have been.
          The President doesn’t rush into anything, something the press still hasn’t figured out. What will be done will also take care of future nutjobs who might try this. LOOOOOOONG view, again.

  20. 68 sjterrid
    April 25, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Happy Birthday, Yardam! Hope you enjoy your day.
    I figured I would add my wishes here first before I read the earlier threads & never catch up!

  21. 72 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    • April 25, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      No wonder Bibi was throwing a fit. That’s the last thing he wants. It takes away from his being able to blame Hamas for not wanting to negotiate.

      • 74 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        April 25, 2014 at 3:22 pm

        I HEAR THAT!

      • 75 Dudette
        April 25, 2014 at 6:40 pm

        I believe she has “people” to handle such trivia, dbg. Best not to ruffle her royal feathers with these things. :-)

        • 76 Dudette
          April 25, 2014 at 6:44 pm

          Urp! How’d this get down here? Thought I was replying to derbingleguy’s question about Empress Chips handling terf disputes. [I hate doing this from my phone. Arrgh!]. Sorry.

  22. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    April 25, 2014 at 2:03 pm

  23. 80 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2014 at 2:11 pm

  24. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    April 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm

  25. April 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Hi All.

    Asking for prayers for SG2 from 3CHICSPOLITICO.

    She’s at the hospital undergoing some tests right now.

  26. 94 57andfemale
    April 25, 2014 at 2:49 pm

  27. April 25, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Tzar Vlad keeps pushing for war ….

    … and his economy is crumbling ….

    “Russia’s credit rating has now been downgraded by the S&P, and this is all before new sanctions (which very well may be coming soon) and a potential invasion of Ukraine (ditto). So far, Russia has appeared as though it might be able to weather this storm, though it was clearly going to take a bruising. Now, however, it looks like the bottom may finally be falling out of the Russian economy.” http://pressimus.com/Interpreter_Mag/press/2461

    “Another indiction of just how seriously the Russian economy is deteriorating was provided by the Russian Central Bank. At a previously scheduled meeting, it raised its key interest rate from 7 percent to 7.5 percent citing rouble weakness and high inflation risks. This follows on the heels of a two-point rate hike in March. The Russian Central Bank is actually a very well-run outfit, and it’s deeply disconcerting that it has been spooked enough to hike interest rates so dramatically. Despite the calm demeanor projected by Russian policy makers, their actions suggest something bordering on panic.” http://t.co/0E7ibhlQIo

    #TrustBarack

  28. 100 Linda
    April 25, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    This morning Dana Bash revealed that John Boehner mocks his caucus all the time and after he did it yesterday in his district, he gave her
    ” Permission” to report on his mocking from before.

    There we have it…..” Reporters ” wait for ” Permission ” from Congress members BEFORE they report anything.

  29. April 25, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    SEC Joins Manhattan DA to Probe Christie’s Diversion of Port Authority Funds

    “The Securities and Exchange Commission has joined with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office to investigate possible misuse of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey funds by Gov. Chris Christie and his allies, people close to the matter said.

    Two SEC Enforcement Division lawyers in the New York regional office are examining the manner by which the Christie administration apparently steamrolled the agency’s top in-house counsel into creating a legal justification in 2011 allowing the New Jersey governor to grab $1.8 billion of Port Authority tax-exempt bonds to fix the aging Pulaski Skyway bridge and other neglected state roadways.

    By re-routing the Port Authority funds to local New Jersey roadway repairs, Christie, who took office in 2010, was able to keep a campaign promise not to raise taxes. The diversion of funds allowed him to avoid raising gasoline taxes to refill the depleted coffers of the state’s transportation trust fund.”

    More at the link: http://www.mainjustice.com/2014/04/25/sec-joins-manhattan-da-to-probe-christies-diversion-of-port-authority-funds/

    This dude is going to jail ….

    • 106 Don
      April 25, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Is it any law that this motherfucker didn’t break? The SEC! Negro please! Forget about trying to fight these charges, your best bet is to find you a lawyer that specializes in sentencing.

  30. April 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I like this, a lot :)

    Our team ain’t playing …

  31. April 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm

  32. 112 Linda
    April 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    First the South Carolina Bar Association and now the American Bar Association is criticizing a Republican Governors Association ad that targets state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor in South Carolina, for his work as a criminal defense attorney.

    In a letter to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who is chairman of the Republican Governors Association, the lawyers group argues that the ad, which attacks Sheheen for representing violent criminals, sends the wrong message about defense attorneys. Sheheen is challenging Republican Gov. Nikki Haley. The ABA stops short of asking Christie to pull the ad.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/american-bar-association-vincent-sheheen-nikki-haley-defense-lawyers


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