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137 Responses to “Vote!”


  1. 7 No Child Left Behind
    May 19, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Congrats.

  2. 8 hopefruit2
    May 19, 2014 at 5:40 pm
  3. 9 Dudette
    May 19, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Yay Georgia! That’s our Georgia Democrats graphic! ;-)

    • May 19, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      My favorite ever Dudette, I even bought the poster!!

      • 11 Dudette
        May 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm

        Awesome!

      • 12 MightyPamela
        May 19, 2014 at 6:02 pm

        Yes, I bought one. Then I bought another! (ah, the good old days when I had $$) (it’s weird not to be able to make donations anymore)

        • May 19, 2014 at 6:05 pm

          :-) The only problem was I hardly had a wall large enough for the poster, it was huuuuuuuuuge!!

          • 14 MightyPamela
            May 19, 2014 at 6:41 pm

            I sure as heck didn’t notice you had updated, it looks just great!! I remember you were kind enough to post my kitty wearing her Cats for Obama collar, while the poster was on the door of the dining room! Doors are great places to hang posters!! (use BluTack)

      • May 19, 2014 at 6:28 pm

        Me, too. And the buttons! Thanks for updating it for 2014. AWESOME.

      • 18 TrumpDog
        May 19, 2014 at 7:09 pm

        Me too. Took forever to come – got lost in the mail and was returned to sender (Georgia Dems) . But I finally got it. It’s framed and hangs on the hallway wall facing me as I walk out of my room.
        I’m certain I heard about it from either this site or BWD’s.

  4. 27 Dudette
    May 19, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Chips, thanks SO much for that Vote Riders link! Love what I found on their Twitter page! :-D

    ———————

    Sitting ’round on yo butt, talkin ’bout you don’t want no tax
    I know what’s wrong, I’m gonna give you that facts.
    You gotta VOTE! Everybody Needs to VOTE!
    If you don’t vote, you hurt yourself and you can’t blame nobody else!

  5. 41 hopefruit2
    May 19, 2014 at 6:03 pm
  6. 45 Dudette
    May 19, 2014 at 6:11 pm
    • 46 Dudette
      May 19, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      First thing this morning, I received a delightful robo-call (I usually just hang up on those things) from Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis, encouraging me to vote for Dr. Rad. Too bad it was just a recording, ‘cuz I wanted to assure her that I would indeed be casting my vote for him tomorrow.

      • May 19, 2014 at 6:36 pm

        Wow, that’s a good use of the concept of robo call. I hope Dr. Rad has a good chance.

        • 48 Dudette
          May 19, 2014 at 6:42 pm

          He’s way behind in the polls. I’m just hoping he makes a good showing.

          • May 19, 2014 at 6:49 pm

            Bummer. He seems like such a good guy. So is Nunn expected to win?

            • 50 Dudette
              May 19, 2014 at 6:58 pm

              Yeh, he’s the more progressive, true blue Dem. But she’s got the bigger machine behind her — money, name, even some Repugs like her. [sigh!] :roll:

              We may have to settle for a yellow dog Dem in the general election, but if she’s what we got, so be it. Flipping that Senate seat to light blue is still way better than leaving it red. Naturally, I’ll vote for the Dem nominee in November, no matter who it is.

  7. 52 hopefruit2
    May 19, 2014 at 6:16 pm
  8. 56 hopefruit2
    May 19, 2014 at 6:21 pm
  9. May 19, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Follow up to tweet in the previous post, and LL’s question ….

    “Within the antiterrorist operation near Kramatorsk Ukrainian soldiers managed to capture a number of terrorists who introduced themselves as Russian journalists. This information was confirmed by the Director of the Center for Political and Military Studies Dmytro Tymchuk.

    “Ukrainian soldiers received information regarding preparation of the attack on airfield near Kramatorsk from a portable antitank missile launcher. Within the antiterrorist operation Ukrainian soldiers managed to capture the antitank launcher itself as well as a number of terrorists. Two of them introduced themselves as Russian journalists. They happened to have a TV camera and were filming the positions of Ukrainian armies and their preparation for the operation,” said Dmytro Tymchuk.”

    http://ukraineinvestigation.com/ukrainian-soldiers-captured-group-terrorists/

  10. May 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    YESSSSS!!

  11. 71 MightyPamela
    May 19, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Here is what the woman from Gratefulness said in a second email (after I thanked her on our behalf): “Our aim is to welcome people to light candles as a ‘sacred action’ and will do what we can to safeguard the space for those who use it with that intention. Warm wishes, S.”

    • May 19, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      I can’t thank you enough for rescuing our sacred place from the vile intruders. You’ve done a great service for us and I really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. I’ve been using that site for PBO since the very early days of his first candidacy and it’s always been a tremendous place of refuge and honor, intention and protection. Thank goodness we have the help and understanding of the site owners. xoxo

    • 74 Dudette
      May 19, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      That’s wonderful!

    • 75 mtmarilyn
      May 19, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      I agree with meta!!! I so appreciate you doing this for all of us. It is a special place to me and it is so important for the President. Thank you!!!!

    • 76 MightyPamela
      May 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Only Light can drive out darkness.. It was you guys who kept me from giving up on it!

  12. 78 hopefruit2
    May 19, 2014 at 6:37 pm
    • 79 Nena20409
      May 19, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      Dems get their donations from everyday Americans. GOPers get larger donors and they have so many groups raising Dollars as they support the GOP with Billions in Ad propaganda. Thank goodness, their $445M spent to discourage folks from ACA didn’t pan out.

  13. 80 dotster3
    May 19, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Campaign to stop Chipotle from allowing gun goofs to bring guns into their establishments succeeds—–(because hardly anyone needs a gun to eat a burrito).

    • 81 Dudette
      May 19, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      Oh good! A boycott would’ve cut me deep. I love me some Chipotle. Glad they’re doing the right thing. :-)

    • 87 Nena20409
      May 19, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      When insurance goes up and customers decide not to patronize these establishments…….then these TBGOPer lawmakers in state houses might just wake up and stop their idiocy in passing Gins everywhere bills.

      • 88 Dudette
        May 19, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        The only thing they pay attention to… whatever hits their wallet.

        • 89 carolyn
          May 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm

          I’m so glad. I signed the petition today, but those moms are hard working and will make a difference! I will NOT eat in a place where guns are allowed, and we quit a church because there was no policy to forbid guns, and we knew some people who actually carried guns into church. Where we go now, the sign is in the door…..NO WEAPONS.

          • 90 Dudette
            May 19, 2014 at 7:45 pm

            I’m with you carolyn. I would not/will not patronize ANY place that welcomes people so messed up that they can’t leave their homes without bringing those kinds of weapons out around other people and children.

          • 91 Obama Grandmama
            May 19, 2014 at 11:57 pm

            I quit church due to the crazies and their attitude about our PBO. I may go back after his term ends, but I am not sure I will be able to stand the people I heard speak disrespectfully about him again.

    • 92 TrumpDog
      May 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      AWESOME, Still don’t understand why someone would take an AK to Chipotle and then pose for pics inside. Just…weird.

  14. May 19, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    A little anecdote: I spent most of the morning at a meeting as a consultant on a brand name chocolate product. There was a very high profile chef/pastry chef in the conference who said her latest cookbook was inspired by Michelle Obama. I almost let out a yelp! It was so nice to her our FLOTUS acknowledged in such a big way among food professionals for all the hard work she’s done in the culinary world. YAY!!

  15. 97 Nena20409
    May 19, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    5-19-14

    Here’s the Hon Press Sec:

    Jay “Clark Kent” Carney

  16. 98 dotster3
    May 19, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    More on the VP prom invite….(she’s most excited about the WH invite)

    http://www.courant.com/community/newington/hc-newington-corsage-0517-20140516,0,303434.story

  17. 100 Nena20409
    May 19, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Good Evening TODers ;)

    POTUS out and about playing Little League Ball waiting for the misguided fools to come on down with their 10-30M CRAZY brethens ? ;)

    Go ahead fools, keep making my day…..no matter how rainy and lacking the Sun Rays.

  18. 101 Nena20409
    May 19, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    JUST IN: The NBA has initiated its charge to terminate Donald Sterling as the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

    @MichaelSkolink

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  21. May 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    An old clip that always leaves me warm and hopeful:

  22. May 19, 2014 at 7:16 pm
    • 108 carolyn
      May 19, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      I just know he loved this time…..getting out of the White House with all the demands on him, getting out in the neighborhoods, being with wonderful kids…….So glad he did this. There is not another president in my life time who could have done this so naturally, OR even thought about doing it! He looks so natural with those kids and throwing out the first pitch.

      • May 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

        There has never been another POTUS who so regularly visits communities to express hope, support and compassion. He interacts with seniors, children, wounded vets, companies, workers, disaster areas, WHEREVER he can make contact. This has never been done before on this scale. It’s part of who he is and how he has shaped his presidency.

      • 110 anniebella
        May 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm

        I see where POTUS and FLOTUS often talk about how they can’t get out and take a walk or go somewhere without the whole world knowing. Well 2 and a half more years and their lives will be Barack,Michelle, Malia, and Sasha again.

        • 111 hopefruit2
          May 19, 2014 at 7:46 pm

          Their lives will never be the same as pre-2008. PBO is a larger-than-life figure and his presence in various public spheres will be sought even more after he leaves the US Presidency. He simply will not be allowed to go gently into that good night. Ditto for FLOTUS and the girls…

        • 112 Dudette
          May 19, 2014 at 7:48 pm

          They’ll be private citizens, but I doubt they’ll be able to go anywhere without drawing crowds of adoring fans, who just want to see them, shake their hands or hug them.

        • May 19, 2014 at 7:54 pm

          Their lives will never be the same. In fact, I doubt they’ll be able to live in their old house without a huge disruption to their neighborhood. They’re going to have a lot of Secret Service protection. Malia will be in college and will probably have a fairly decent shelter but POTUS and FLOTUS will always be surrounded by well wishers and greeters. It will be interesting to see how their lives unfold.

        • May 19, 2014 at 9:04 pm

          I am enjoying PBO and FLOTUS/VP & SLOTUS while we have them these last few years however, I will be extremely sad because I know I will never live to see another President and VP team as these. I look forward to staying up on his contributions to society, speaking engagements for all of them, and making plans to attend this Presidential Library. No matter where it will be located I will plan to go see it before I die. I know that I will buy every book they write. I hope PBO becomes the first unintended multi-billionaire ex-president in history.

  23. 116 Dudette
    May 19, 2014 at 7:18 pm
  24. 118 99ts
    May 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    It occurs to me from the picture on TPM that the losing Scott Brown thinks he is Richard Gere in Pretty woman and can sweep all before him – he must practice that look in front of the mirror – hahaha

    With that I am on my way out for the day – enjoy your evening

  25. 119 mtmarilyn
    May 19, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Well I am just hearing on our news that our basketball coach from the University of Montana is going to Oregon State. That surprised me until I heard that Oregon State had just fired Craig Robinson, Michelle Obama’s brother. So sorry about Robinson, but thrilled for our coach Wayne Tinkle. He is very loved here at UofM. It hasn’t been officially announced yet. Wonder where Craig will go. Know it has to be hard being the POTUS’s brother in law.

    • 120 anniebella
      May 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      Maybe POTUS can get his brother in law the N.Y. Knicks job. Just kidding.

    • 121 hopefruit2
      May 19, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      It’s been announced

      Oregon State has fired Craig Robinson, the school announced on Monday.

      // Robinson, the brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, had three years remaining on his contract. He was 94-105 in six seasons in Corvallis, making him the fourth-winningest coach in school history. The Beavers, however, failed to make the NCAA tournament or even the NIT in his tenure.

      “I want to thank Coach Robinson and his family for their contributions to Oregon State University,” said athletic director Bob De Carolis in a statement released by the school. “This was a difficult decision, but after further evaluation, I believe it is in the best interests of our student-athletes, our basketball program and our University.” Robinson will receive a buyout of $4 million — or 10 times Obama’s salary of $400,000. //

      http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/10884778/craig-robinson-fired-oregon-state-beavers

  26. 122 hopefruit2
    May 19, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Between Politics Nation and The Last Word it seems they’re competing to see which one can “Out-Hillary” the other! This is beyond ridiculous now…

    • 123 anniebella
      May 19, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Why don’t we just go ahead and call her President Hillary.

      • 124 hopefruit2
        May 19, 2014 at 7:48 pm

        I guess that’s the plan…MSNBC’s desire. I mean every other tweet from these two are about Hillary and what the GOP does/doesn’t do, thinks/doesn’t think about her.

        If I didn’t know better I would think it was a GOPer troll sending out those tweets every 60 seconds…

        • May 19, 2014 at 7:56 pm

          Neither one of the Clintons ever went away so some of us have major Clinton Fatigue.

        • 126 No Child Left Behind
          May 19, 2014 at 8:01 pm

          These people live and breath elections. They lack imagination. They could find many things that could increase their viewership but they are too lazy.

          They could begin by trumpeting the upcoming midterm elections instead of planning HRC’s coronation.

  27. 127 jacquelineoboomer
    May 19, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Just getting here — whew! Was this posted earlier? The dirty dawg is apparently gone.

  28. 134 Dudette
    May 19, 2014 at 7:51 pm
  29. May 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Russian Campaign in Eastern Ukraine is Losing Steam, ex-US Ambassador Says
    Atlantic Council’s John Herbst Cites Putin Pullbacks, Statements by Russian Leaders in Ukraine Insurgency

    http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/russian-campaign-to-destabilize-eastern-ukraine-is-losing-steam-former-us-ambassador-says#.U3qFmgGmZ7A.twitter

    Some of Amb Herbst’s ‘advice’ is untenable, but otherwise some of his observations are quite reasonable based on all the stuff I’ve been reading from sources in Ukraine.

    If we see clear evidence of a troop pullback in the next 24-36 h then we can begin to believe that Putin is catching a clue ….

    #TrustBarack

  30. 137 jacquelineoboomer
    May 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Tweety the Spitter is endorsing HRC on his show tonight. He’s hoping she can “change America.”

    First time I’ve seen his show in a while, and that’ll be it for me – again. These idiots amaze me.


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