@petesouza: President Obama at a Walmart in Calif
Well I’ll be
Holy smokes, hello Derbingle!
Hiya Chips! Can I get a pic…maybe of the First Lady? Just asking.
Thank you. I so wish she was running in 2016. She’d win in a landslide and start a civil war at Fox News. Win win.
Congrats on 1st Derbingle!!! :)
Thanks Bobfr. You’re the Huntley-Brinkley of social media. Which one I’m not sure but…well you get the idea Chet. I mean Bob.
:D :D …. thank you!!!!
Don you should have called me! I would have deferred.
Afternoon all. Congrats Derbingle!
This stunt by Tzar Vlad more than justifies pouring on the sanctions ….
Respectfully @AmbassadorRice @JohnKerry @GeoffPyatt given twitter.com/EuromaidanPR/s… major new sanctions are justified. TY. cc @Yastenyuk_AP— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 09, 2014
…. flagrant flaunting of lawlessness, pure and simple.
Who is the boss of these ppl? http://t.co/o0RtV7c7nK @lachecarlo | EMPR News #Ukraine #Terrorism #Russia #Putin— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) May 09, 2014
That’s Tzar Vlad in Crimea, today ….
And, never forget ….
Separatism in #Chechnya was solved easily by #Russia: 200K dead civilians, including 40K children http://t.co/kYmcJYSTMS @pharaon01 | EMPR— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) May 09, 2014
Wow. Also, pay attention to “Kennedy Proposes Expanded Choices For Health Plan.” Trying and failing to get comprehensive and affordable healthcare coverage until President Obama successfully got the job done. Life is crazy.
20 years ago today, Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa's first black president http://t.co/wnHWMzpY8x— (@pourmecoffee) May 09, 2014
My President…ooops! I mean our President has been spreading joy and kicking azz all over the Mid-West & West Coast :-)
FACT / #MothersDay http://t.co/Vhx20Bhut3— kate (@rolling_2) May 09, 2014
The Missoulian reported Thursday on the “non-publicized” meetings between Gov. Steve Bullock’s office, Republican lawmakers and private business groups. They’re considering a privatized Medicaid expansion plan, using Medicaid dollars to pay for private insurance, much like Arkansas has done.
The negotiating parties have met with Arkansas officials to discuss their experience with the so-called private option, according to The Missoulian.
Expanding Medicaid, which would cover up to 70,000 low-income Montanans, could happen during a special legislative session this year or in 2015. But those involved in the secret negotiations have acknowledged it isn’t a given that they’ll be able to make it work.
I love my state but I get very frustrated. I have to be very careful here. I truly hope they get things worked out. I have several friends who sure could use it. I also have many folks where I work who are avid tea partiers. I walk a fine line sometimes. Would love to argue with them but I have to work with them and they buy from me so I need to keep them as customers.
Indeed – formal pic coming later but here's a semi selfie half me full POTUS @metaquest http://t.co/jAsZazgWrR— (@sfpelosi) May 09, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa on Thursday strongly condemned comments by GOP gubernatorial front-runner Tim Donnelly, in which the state lawmaker has tried to tie his Indian-American rival to fundamentalist Islamic law, calling his statements “hateful and ignorant garbage.”
Donnelly, a state assemblyman who is popular with the tea party, has repeatedly said this week that Neel Kashkari supported Shariah banking code when he was a senior official at the U.S. Treasury Department in 2008. On Facebook, Donnelly posted a link to a banking seminar hosted by the department during which Kashkari, a Hindu, delivered opening remarks.
“As far as I’m concerned, this type of stupidity disqualifies Tim Donnelly from being fit to hold any office, anywhere. Donnelly is no longer a viable option for California voters,” Issa, who has endorsed Kashkari, said in a statement.
As POTUS said in one of his Jokes at a WHCD about Michele Bachmann: This is how it starts.
calling his statements “hateful and ignorant garbage.”
That’s rich coming from Issa.
“Whether Democrats lose the Senate or not, Obama will have a tough time getting significant legislation passed in his final two years. Please don’t tell me he simply needs to be a better politician, like Bill Clinton. Obama ran rings around both Clintons in 2008. A black man with the middle name Hussein who gets elected president twice should be in the all-time-all-world Politics Hall of Fame.”
Eugene “motherfucking” Robinson,
I heartily agree with this quote, Don.
And we will NOT lose the Senate. No matter what cable news is saying now.
Exactly – and if winning/losing the Senate makes no difference, as Eugene Robinson is implying, why are the GOP (and the media) so desperate about trying to prevent the Dems from retaining it?
If Bill was so great, why is PBO spending a lot of his time cleaning up Clinton’s mess? I really wish that these pundits would mention that. DADT and de-regulating the banks were huge. Let’s not forget NAFTA.
He isn’t praising Clinton over PBO. This is all about praise for PBO. He is stating the truth. If the House stays GOP or if the Senate has less than 60 Dems, it will be tough to get anything done. But he is trying to tell all those people who complain about PBO not schmoozing the GOP to STFU.
In 2001, only boys attended school in #Afghanistan – now more than 2.2 mil Afghani girls have access to education. #DayofHonour— Canadian Forces (@CanadianForces) May 09, 2014
“May 9, 2014 16:55
Interior Minister: 20 terrorists killed in Mariupol, 4 detained
Nearly 20 terrorists were killed and 4 detained during the shooting between Ukrainian police and military and separatists, Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Interior Minister, wrote on his Facebook page. Ukrainian law enforcers have lost 1 man, 5 wounded
“A group of terrorists, around 60 people armed with machine guns, attacked the city police department. They attempted to take over the building without any prior demands. A clash took place inside the building. It escalated into a full-fledged armed conflict as support [to Ukrainian police] of the interior troops and Omega unit of the National Guard arrived. As a result of the fight that involved National Guard units, interior troops, and Azov special police unit, a big part of the terrorist group was destroyed,” Avakov wrote.”
More at link: http://ukrainianweek.com/News/109456
Louie Gohmert Compares Gay Rights Advocates To Nazis In House Floor Speech
Oh course he did, he wouldn’t be Louie Gohmert if he didn’t.
LOL!! You got that right.
WTH Asparagus brain!!!!
calling Issa: is this hateful and ignorant garbage…waiting…..
TODers, please join me in prayer so that my Ma doesn’t see this:
Hahahaha, “look Ma! No hands & I’m running”
I’m just joined you in prayer Chips…
Ma, “I love you, but you gotta chill. I am young, fit and more importantly, I’ve got RHYTHM!”
Thanks Hopefruit, I need a really big circle for this one
Oh cut it out Mz Drama Princess :-)
<3 you post and your comments.
Joined in a silent prayer, but the smile stayed on my face.
I hope that was alright Chips' Mama.
:oops: missed the ‘R’ on your
It’s okay Nena – you can love us both :wink:
I hope Donald Trump isn’t sitting around tweeting about POTUS going up those stairs. You would think he has better things to do.
I would love to see Bill back in the Whitehouse for the entertainment value alone. Oh of course he’d be able to keep it in his pants this time, the wheeling and dealing is what he’s addicted to.He’s a train wreck waiting to happen, I can almost guarantee you he’s already made a deal with somebody about something, contingent on Hillary being the next President that is.
I like Clinton and I agree with this statement completely.
I am now completely confused and conflicted about whether Dems should participate in benghazi farce. First I thought we should show up and punch hard.
Now I’m wondering if depriving this GOP disgrace of as much oxygen as we can is a better way to go.
Don’t know. Good thing it is not up to me!!!!!
Bob sent an interesting tweet to Nancy Smash on the previous thread suggesting equal number of dems show up demanding parity, all this live on Cspan
Interesting idea, but I still hope they don’t give it any credibility whatsoever.
@NancyPelosi Hope .@TheDemocrats boycott this charade & @ABC @NBCNews @CBSNews .@PBS all cover what a partisan ploy the Select Committee is!— Judith Fardig (@FardigJudith) May 09, 2014
Nancy proposed this several days ago and was rebuffed.
You are correct, 57. My point is that she and six other senior Ds arrive at the kangaroo court and demand parity – for all to see and for it to be recorded. Force the issue into the public’s full view. Rs refuse. Ds depart, boycott and rip the Rs daily until the farce ends.
I saw that after I read it more carefully.
I like what Nancy is doing today, putting the GOP on defense. I still think Dem’s have to be present.
Yes, Yes, Yes!!! “she and six other senior Ds arrive at the kangaroo court and demand parity – for all to see and for it to be recorded. Force the issue into the public’s full view. Rs refuse. Ds depart, boycott and rip the Rs daily until the farce ends.”
Thank you Bob
I don’t think the Dems should go at all, what better way to expose the Republicans than letting them have the floor all to themselves?
Initially, that was my response, as well, Don and I tweeted Leader Pelosi to that effect. On reflection, however, I think what would be most effective and would certainly require even the #NEWSTAINERS to cover it (and, it would be Live on CSPAN), is for Leader Pelosi and six other very senior Ds to arrive at the hearing, demand parity and if the Rs refused, then leave. That would set the stage for Ds holding incessant press conferences and other activities focused on the fact that Rs are not only not governing, they intentionally suppressed a fair & balanced investigation preferring instead to run a kangaroo court.
Just my opinion, of course. Have no doubt Leader Pelosi will do what’s best for the Nation.
Kinda the best of both, Bobfr. Sounds good and makes sense.
Thought I’d send a second request ….
Dear @NancyPelosi please consider arriving @ #BoehnersBenghaziCourt with 6 other senior Ds. Demand parity. Rs refuse, depart. LIVE on @CSPAN— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 09, 2014
As stated above, Leader Pelosi will do what’s best, of that I have no doubt.
Excellent, Bobfr. I also have no doubt Representative Pelosi and President Obama will do what’s best for all.
Thanks for all the hard work. Your determination is inspiring and your diverse interests have given much to so many. You are priceless!!
Thank you, Lynn. Very kind of you.
Yeah, she is extraordinarily shrewd politically.
That’s a definite possibility. Good idea.
Thank you, 57. Appreciate your input very much!
I really don’t understand this reasoning. How is it shown to be a sham if we’re not there to make those points? They have already virtually manufactured evidence, kept full documents from full view so they can trump up their lies. How in the world to we get to show what they are by giving them the floor unchallenged and letting them manufacture a b.s. impeachment?
I don’t get how they look ‘bad’ if we’re not there SHOWING how bad they are.
Do you want the entire Congressional record to only reflect their side of things?
Just don’t get this reasoning at all.
I agree with you, Don!
I’m been on the same tip Vicki. If we had a functioning press I would say boycott and let them own this farce all by themselves. We don’t so Dems imo need to show up and really make Republicans pay for this farce.
I don’t think we starve them of oxygen. They already have their talking points ready if we don’t participate: we don’t believe in Congress, we’re afraid because PBO has no defense, yada yada.
We HAVE to be in that hearing room. We cannot let their manufactured b.s. be the only story and the only Congressional record. We will get absolutely no credit for our ‘principles’.
Stephanie Miller said today, “Well if we’re there, they’ll just turn off the mic when we talk.” That’s the point: THAT will become the story of that day – that GOP won’t let duly elected members of Congress speak in a hearing.
This side show will be seen a ‘illegitimate’ if we don’t participate. I hate to think what Frank Luntz has cooked up to explain why we’re not there.
We HAVE to participate.
Thanks everyone for the input.
Now after reading all your comments I am leaning towards Dems showing up perhaps the way Bob has suggested—with an equal size representation.
Chips I’m sure Danny O would take on these bears as well!
Completely O/T but I must share this.
One of the comments left me weeping with laughter….
“love the bulldog at the back of the bear, I am sure it was thinking” oh sure we are going fight, but first let me just check out your ass”
O……M…..G!!!!!!!!! The bravest doggies I have ever seen. And that comment has me hoooooowling!!!!! :lol:
Beyoncé, Janelle Monae, Solange, and Erykah Badu at the Met Ball. The picture is begging for a caption because it inspires so many stories.
Plus, gorgeous and talented women.
http://t.co/Pti9ExBsRN— Bri♡ (@_B_Atch) May 09, 2014
Excellent photo – beautiful and talented women!
Love this photo!
My goodness, too much beauty for my two eyes to take in.
Dems aren't running against a rival party; they’re running against 2 rival parties. msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-… http://t.co/SeWDVuu1lK— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) May 09, 2014
Let me begin…….I don’t condone threatening anybodies life, but this in Indiana:
Man got cellphone number of Boehner's wife &left her msg saying, "I'm coming after your oompa loompa f-ing husband. he shoulda extended UI"— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) May 09, 2014
Wow. I’d imagine the caller’s in the hands of the FBI or Secret Service right now.
He was arrested by the FBI….. according to the charging document he sent a letter to Boehner threatening to use his sniper rifle “you will never see it coming”
Oh good. And, if he actually has a sniper rifle, I wonder if he has to turn it back in to the NRA for re-issue.
Of course, the underlying message that desperate people actually NEED unemployment insurance benefits will be lost.
Crime and poverty go hand in hand – yet another reason to raise the wage, extend UI and have universal health care – but the GOP thinks bigger and better prisons signal economic successs
Yes, economic success for their minions who want there to be more “private” prisons, so they can profit. Disgusting. Can’t recall where I saw it – possibly today – but there’s starting to be a pushback on the public-private prison partnerships. Thank God. As Eisenhower would have warned: Beware the Prison-Industrial Complex.
lovelyplains, are we sure it wasn’t Boehner after one to many drinks.
Starting soon: The VP will deliver the commencement address to the @UofSC. Follow along: wh.gov/live #UofSC2014— Vice President Biden (@VP) May 09, 2014
Go, Nancy and the dems!
My read on what Ds are really thinking about #Benghazi probe, after talking with multiple sources: washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) May 09, 2014
From sargent’s post:
“Today Boehner delivered a memo to Pelosi outlining suggestions to address Dem concerns. Pelosi’s new letter rejects Boehner’s latest suggestions, claiming the structure being envisioned is still “fundamentally unfair” and risks duplicating “abuses” we’ve seen from House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa’s handling of the Benghazi probe thus far”
Now THIS is good framing – put THEM on the defensive.
A comment from the above post that I agree with:
“Boycotting hearings–like boycotting elections–is burying your head in the sand in a democracy. We need Dems at the table. Even if they’re outnumbered, opportunities will abound for ridiculing Republicans. It’ll be like shooting fish in a barrel. “
Agree, and having read what Greg just summarized, I’m a bit more bullish on the idea that I’ve suggested to Leader Pelosi. Wrangle with the Rs up to the moment the kangaroo court convenes and then hammer them for parity. Rs still refuse, Ds have laid the ground work, by doing everything possible to have it be a legitimate investigation, and they can rightfully boycott and bash the Rs incessantly until they end their farce.
make their unfairness the story. Gives us opportunity to bring up the rigging and mis-representation of evidence in the past. I like what I’m seeing today. I want to see this each and every day.
Don’t usually do “I told you so”, but this is just what I said on a previous thread. If we don’t show up, the Rethugs control the entire narrative and make all the points. I suggested Rep. Levin of MI would be a good committee member. He shoots straight and is cowed by no one, like Rep. Cummings and Rep (Speaker) Pelosi.
Seems we have a TOD concensus. cool!
Center Ring at the Republican Circus
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD MAY 8, 2014
The hottest competition in Washington this week is among House Republicans vying for a seat on the Benghazi kangaroo court, also known as the Select House Committee to Inflate a Tragedy Into a Scandal. Half the House has asked to “serve” on the committee, which is understandable since it’s the perfect opportunity to avoid any real work while waving frantically to right-wing voters stomping their feet in the grandstand.
They won’t pass a serious jobs bill, or raise the minimum wage, or reform immigration, but House Republicans think they can earn their pay for the rest of the year by exposing nonexistent malfeasance on the part of the Obama administration. On Thursday, they voted to create a committee to spend “such sums as may be necessary” to conduct an investigation of the 2012 attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The day before, they voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the former Internal Revenue Service official whom they would love to blame for the administration’s crackdown on conservative groups, if only they could prove there was a crackdown, which they can’t, because there wasn’t.
Both actions stem from the same impulse: a need to rouse the most fervent anti-Obama wing of the party and keep it angry enough to deliver its donations and votes to Republicans in the November elections. For a while it seemed as if the Affordable Care Act would perform that role, but Republicans ran into a problem when the country began to realize that it was not destroying American civilization but in fact helping millions of people.
More at the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/opinion/center-ring-at-the-republican-circus.html
Excellent editorial by the erratic NYT. Bobfr, I’m coming around to your suggested tactic on Boehner’s Benghazi B.S. committee.
Great Ad Dems!! You sure don’t see this every day. politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/05/09/you… youtube.com/watch?v=SAuqNq…— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) May 09, 2014
In his own words. We need more of these.
I say More, More, More, More!
Wyden and Obama Move to Block Corporate Exits bit.ly/1qmYM1y by @EconoWill— Tax Foundation (@taxfoundation) May 09, 2014
More of this please…Dems joining with our President to bring about change…
I don’t know how the RW sleeps at night:
Fact check: State Dept. under Hillary Clinton designated leaders of Boko Haram as terrorists: mm4a.org/1s7J2Lq http://t.co/5IktgAlyBT— Media Matters (@mmfa) May 09, 2014
Kids, I want you to hold up these fetus photos and… OMG BARE BREASTS AVERT YOUR EYES…heeey http://t.co/dC0jmohgev (via @kinsellawarren)— Doug Saunders (@DougSaunders) May 09, 2014
The First Lady will deliver the weekend address to express outrage of Nigerian kidnappings…….
Interesting take from President Obama’s 2012 campaign social media director.
"#BringBackOurGirls: Hashtag activism is cheap–and that's a good thing" ti.me/1noRA2E— TIME.com (@TIME) May 09, 2014
The First Lady will deliver her first solo weekly address on #BringBackOurGirls & #MothersDay. Watch it tomorrow at WhiteHouse.gov.— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 09, 2014
MAY 9, 2014
House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. She said the House Select Committee on Benghazi was “a political stunt” and that she would meet with Speaker Boehner (R-OH )on the level of participation Democrats will play in the committee.
Tzar Vlad’s lies exposed for all to see ….
New images show no pull-back of Russian forces from Ukraine border. May 7, troops within 75 km. @UKRProgress http://t.co/j3G43kWVMD— US Mission to NATO (@USNATO) May 09, 2014
And, the violence he is causing is unquestionable ….
Appalled by #Mariupol violence. #Ukraine had never seen anything like that before one dictator decided to kindle hatred & divide our country— Myroslava Petsa (@myroslavapetsa) May 09, 2014
The Stock Market today. Dow ended at all time Record. I blame pres Obama 1001% IMPEACH!
Name Price Change %Change
DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average 16583.34 32.37 0.20%
S&P 500 S&P 500 Index 1878.48 2.85 0.15%
NASDAQ Nasdaq Composite Index 4071.87 20.37 0.50%
After a 37-point rise, and a 52-point fall, the Dow Jones Industrial Aver
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