2:50 EDT: President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor
Also at White House Live
DF and Nerdy, the terrible twins!!!!!
Honored to be a terrible twin with Nerdy!
Congrats, df and NW!
President Obama is speaking now,
It’s so wonderful to hear this President award these medals, even with and due to the awful circumstances that prompted them. Such an honor to have him as our Commander in Chief, because of his own sincerity and love of country and our military, and to see such a strong young warrior recognized by him. I could never be that brave. God bless them both.
These MOH presentations wipe me out……..water works a plenty.
I’m with you Sailor.
I’ll have to pass and just read Nerdy’s tweets afterwards.
God bless President Barack Obama for never forgetting!!!
Clay Aiken wins N.C. Democratic congressional primary cbsn.ws/1oM42XO— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 13, 2014
And he will win! And bring big change to NC!
Rubio and McConnell aren't picking the economy over the climate. They're picking fossil fuels over everything. democracyjournal.org/arguments/2014…— Nathan Pippenger (@NathanPip) May 13, 2014
@CaptivatingNews Yeah, great, that's all we need in the U.S. Senate. What else does she deny since she never had one?— (@JOBoomr) May 13, 2014
The one comment after the article at the link is great! “I’ve never been in a men’s restroom. I don’t believe urinals exist.”
Missed that. Too funny!
Karen Handel – who brought down a charity committed to women because of her insane hatred for other women and their right to choose. Fortunately, Palin is her main supporter – so she won’t get past the primary.
One can only hope! And VOTE.
I don’t remember a link, but she was way down the list in the polls for the GOP nominee – and she needs to stay there. There are few women in politics who are anti their own sex more than this one.
There are a lot of Republican women who have brainwashed themselves into believing the crap they listen to and espouse. It’s a whole sub-culture. Those are the ones who will vote against their interests, every time.
All Democrats need to do is get out and vote, in large numbers.
Can someone explain to me the whole Michael Boggs kerfuffle? I understand the emo’s point of view but does anyone have anything they can link that explains PBO’s POV on this? There is always two sides to the story but all I’m finding is the dust up the progressives have on this pick. PBO is a thoughtful man so I would like to know why this pick was made???
Howdy DD40 as I see it, this Boggs guy has come under fire for past votes as a Georgia legislator to keep the Confederate insignia on the Georgia state flag, to pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and to restrict access to abortion. Many Dems think that PBO is going a tad too far in compromising with ‘Pubs by appointing someone just so he will pass confirmation, rather than leave judicial seats vacant.
“Michael Boggs … voted to keep the Confederate battle flag, the most vicious symbol of racism and oppression and white supremacy that is known to man today,” Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) said on the syndicated radio program “Tom Joyner Morning Show.” “To have this being done by the first African-American president is shameful, it is painful and it hurts deep.”
“Boggs will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee with six other Georgia judicial nominees who are part of an all-or-nothing package the President agreed to last year with Georgia’s Republican senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson. The White House has maintained it had to compromise on Boggs to get other Democrat-backed nominees into the package. Four of the seven nominees are GOP picks, and two are black in a state with a large black population. The tradeoff is that long-empty court seats would be filled.”
IMO, this one is not necessarily an emo objection, but considering that judicial appointments are life-long, it bears scrutiny and discussion. PBO has his hands tied to fill the positions, but maybe sometimes nothing can be better than something. This is one of those things where many may have to agree to disagree.
“Under the blue slip rule, both senators from a nominee’s state must give approval before a nomination can get a hearing.
Last year, Chambliss and Isakson made a deal with the White House to approve two nominees to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Georgia and several other Southern states, as well as three other district court nominees, in return for nominating Boggs.”
According to Spandan, this was the only odious guy PBO could get through this process, and he’s got a good record on sentencing.
Got it! It all makes sense now.
he was the best PBO could do in an evil situation. Leahy is part of this problem. he has allowed the GOP to continue to scam the court system. It’s despicable.
Check out Spandans\’s post.
without the/ and extra s. my fingers don’t work.
Thank you debz…on my way to read it now!
Spandan has the answers.
This is the explanation I was looking for. Thank you so much debz. I have bookmarked the page for future reference.
Spandan always explains things so well.
For what it’s worth, I forwarded Spandan’s post to the DNC. The title says it all.
No one would accuse @KarlRove of having brain damage, so what's his excuse for this? youtube.com/watch?v=eQLV7n…— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) May 13, 2014
This is Karl Turd Blossom on Nov 6th 2012.
Who Made Benghazi ‘Political’?
This is Jay Today answering a fatuous question by NBC’s Alexander on Karl Rove
OMG, Jay Carney just killed Karl Rove // youtu.be/zlnvebul580— BWD (@theonlyadult) May 13, 2014
OMG, that was a sweet answer. Love Jay. :)
Could this moron of a reporter carried Rove’s water any further?
oh hell yeah! that was one fine answer from Jay, loved it.
Doctor Rove. Love Jay’s answer.
Thank you @PressSec for owning Rove water boy @PeterAlexander youtube.com/watch?feature=… #WHPC 'front row' = #NEWSTAINERS + #GOPTalkingPoints— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 13, 2014
Your Tweets are Direct and Cutting Edge. Great Job Doc Bobfr.
Notice the smile on the man next to Alexander!!!
And Alexander didn’t want to shut up, kept talking so Jay just had to answer so the guy would shut up. I’m sure Jay couldn’t stand the stupidity any longer! These “front row” people are stupid!
What an answer—jay carney Rocks!
The jackal sitting next to Alexander with the smirk on his face is Wendell Goler of FOX.
Thank you Nena :)
Remember that everyone holds the fate of millions in his hands wp.me/p4gJLv-2lB | EMPR News #Ukraine— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) May 13, 2014
Congrats to DF and NW on being 1st.
Poor Marco Rubio……His Flip Flops are just so painfully pathetic.
In other words……
I can’t even watch 1:13 of him, but I hope his water bottle was handy! #ZigZagger
This guy is not even close to being qualified for President. And just because Rand Paul is going across the country talking about drones and the NSA, doesn’t make him qualified either. I certainly hope folks aren’t fooled by these bozos.
#MakeScottCringe like he makes us cringe!
Florida Gov Rick Scott says raising the minimum wage makes him 'cringe.' http://t.co/uT3bv0cgHl #GOPGovsGottaGo #UniteBlue #tcot #p2— Rogelio Lemori (@BilboBagman) May 13, 2014
While Congress has delayed action, here's what states around the country are doing to #RaiseTheWage: http://t.co/Nzcw164pyq— honoluludiva (@annhonolulu) March 05, 2014
Hey Mrs. O’Boomer, this is another thing PBO is responsible for. If he and the Dems had not brought this to the forefront, it would not be happening. PBO’s approval should be in the high 80s or 90s or more.
Totally agree with you, COS!
POTUS speaks on Fixing Immigration Reform
Please don’t make me laugh…
HEADLINE: Operation American Spring promises to drive Obama from office this Friday
// Self-styled revolutionary patriots plan to converge on Washington, D.C., this week to drive President Barack Obama and disloyal lawmakers out of office.
“We are calling for the removal of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, and Eric Holder as a start toward constitutional restoration,” said retired Army Col. Harry Riley, leader of the Operation American Spring protest group. “They have all abandoned the US Constitution, are unworthy to be retained in a position that calls for servant status.”
Operation American Spring aims to pressure those lawmakers who remain – or are replaced by officials of their own choosing – “to sponsor and pass very Constitutionally crafted State legislation to dissolve the size, powers, scope and spending of the U.S. Government by 2/3rds.” //
LHM! I saw that this morning on Facebook and could only laugh. These people are insane with hatred of this President.
psst! Hopef, leave Knoller and his kitty alone. :)
:) :) LMAO! Wouldn’t you be upset if you were happily watching something on your favorite TV station, and then someone just rudely and abruptly changed the channel to CBS? I’m simply advocating on Kitty’s behalf here…
Sure you are advocating for kitty! This innocence of yours seems remarkably like a brand of innocence practised by your blog leader – whose name I won’t mention (might drag her out of the shadows). :grin:
Indeed vc. I’m learning from a very good teacher… :)
Should we really be laughing at this…..I often wonder how manY of the American people agree with these people….these people worry me//
Sorry, PF58, Hf and I are not laughing at the ‘drive President O from office’ stupidity, though it might seem like that. Rather we were chuckling at a Knoller tweet, and Hf’s response.
@markknoller @EmrgencyKittens Well, Kitty was happily watching Animal Planet on TV when owner rudely changed the channel to CBS.— (@aspirational12) May 13, 2014
I heard that it’s going to rain cats and dogs. I hope the rain pours down elephants over these wackos’ heads.
Yes, the weather in that area is going to be nasty as Hell on Friday. As I’ve stated several times before, Mother Nature is an O’bot. And I’m just fine with that.
The insane clown posse need to have their guns removed.
oh please. ain’t gonna happen.
Who Says Obamacare Is Turning Out To Be Good For The Economy? Goldman Sachs Does, That's Who! onforb.es/1oLDdDd via @forbes— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) May 13, 2014
Interesting. The GOP main Company. Now could our able Twitter Experts please send this to all the lazy, lame DC/NY pundits? Thank you all.
We need some fresh blood in that seat anyway.
Rep. John Conyers ruled ineligible for ballot after nearly 50 years in office wapo.st/1oMoWpV— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 13, 2014
Fifty years is a long time. No one should expect anyone to serve that long. What I would like to see is older politicians grooming/mentoring younger ones and stepping aside after reasonable, responsible and meaningful service so that ‘new blood’ can step up to the plate.
When I saw him very up close at the 2008 DNC convention in Denver, I wondered about his capacity to serve. I think it may be time for him to step aside and to thank him for his service.
Yes, time for fresh blood. He has been a big critic of PBO. I never understood why.
The question is would Dems be able to get someone else to run or is Rep Conyers going the Write-In format?
My true feelings here is that he should call it quits just like Dengell(sp) both are from MI. Serving in Congress was Never designed to be for Life. Yes, the Voters have the final say. But it is always best to go out on One’s own terms.
In 2012, there was a GOPer who failed to get all the signature. The guy also ran for the presidency.
For me the question is ‘Why don’t these much older politicians (all workers, really) know when to step aside gracefully?’ What prevents them from stepping back after a respectable time of service and mentoring a younger person to continue their work, as it were? IMO there is a sort of selfishness in not recognizing when you should pass on the baton. After all, in this case it’s not like you are losing anything (like pension, etc).
S&P 500 & Dow achieved record closes for a second straight day, $DJIA up 0.1%, $COMP up 0.02%: on.mktw.net/1oMdLNV http://t.co/waFmVyVvue— (@MarketWatch) May 13, 2014
Only in the USA can one be a successful multimillionaire while being an old ignorant fool. #DonaldSterlingSitDown— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) May 13, 2014
BREAKING: Police say Oscar winning 'Searching for Sugarman' director Malik Bendjelloul dies at 36.— The Associated Press (@AP) May 13, 2014
So young..so sad. May he RIP.
Six Studies That Show Everything Republicans Believe is Wrong. It’s time for the right wing to stop lying about:
1. The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Kill Jobs.
2. The Stimulus Created Millions of Jobs.
3. Taxing The Rich Doesn’t Hurt Economic Growth.
4. Global Warming is Caused by Humans.
5. The Affordable Care Act is Working
6. Rich people are no better than the rest of us.
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/six-studies-that-show-everything-republicans-believe-is-wrong-20140423#ixzz31dVzfABC
Okay, everyone remain calm. We can make it through this Twitter outage as friends.
LOL!!! Wonder what’s causing the problem …. my notifications and tweets page are down but I can still RT, etc, other folk’s tweets …
It knocked me out completely. Can’t even log back in.
OMG, 5 minutes without Twitter!!! Has Skynet become self-aware?— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) May 13, 2014
The same Dems rushing to defend Hillary say boo about defending Obama. Odd.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) May 13, 2014
ABC employee Nate Silver dancing with the one that brung him—Nate has a headline up on how 2014 is not all that important.
What an absurd sellout this guy has become.
Oh well, maybe we will see honesty late in the summer or in early fall.
or the credibility he earned will be lost and forgotten more quickly than he may imagine.
I just had one of those rare patron interactions which makes me want to guzzle antifreeze. #library— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) May 13, 2014
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