4:10 EDT: The President delivers remarks on the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Designation, Department of Interior
Also at White House Live
Congrats GGail on #1 :)
Thanks – I don’t get here very often – so it’s pretty sweet :-)
There ya go! Congrats on Au
Chips, following your tweeter feed has it’s benefits :-)
Help Ms. Chips, I think I’m stuck in WordPress Gehenna.
okay, our President 3x today.. I love it !
Program has begun
Here he is!!!!
Kerry says Russia-China gas deal not linked to Ukraine bit.ly/1gQrN1B— The Straits Times (@STcom) May 21, 2014
I think the Organ Mountains are breathtaking. A friend of ours has a fabulous view of them from her backyard. I could sit out there all day looking at them.
I know the feeling Dakota. Here in SoCal, I can look N,S, & E and see beautiful mountains and I never grow tired of being in awe of the majesty.
Where are they located?
Letter from the President to Congress –War Powers Notification on Chad | The White House: wh.gov/lAGMU #bringbackourgirls— meta (@metaquest) May 21, 2014
He never fails to move me. We had darn well better give him a Congress that will work with him, that’s the least he deserves from the American people.
I loved the wild, enthusiastic response he got when he said “three million acres and I’m not done yet.” Hooray!!! We need this wonderful activism for our future.
Love the president continuing his year of action while the GOP is busy doing absolutly nothing productive.
As the Ken Burn’s documentary says, our national parks are perhaps america’s best idea.
American treasures being set aside for the people and by the people, rather than being the exclusive playground of the rich and famous or developed and ruined for some corporations benefit. Love that PBO continues this and gets to leave his own mark on our parks.
Right Kk, this way the parks will be here for generations and generations for all of the People.
THANK YOU, FLOTUS
#HAPPENING NOW: 21st annual #WCCUSD Nutrition, Health and Fitness Festival at Lake Elementary School in San Pablo. http://t.co/utzCBTl82I— Nick Smith (@nicksmithnews) May 21, 2014
Those artichokes look fantastic! We are having them for dinner tonight.
260,000 vets are eligible for Medicaid expansion in the States that have not expanded it.
Just got home from grocery shopping. went down one aisle where a couple of people were talking (and blocking the aisle so it was very difficult to pass through). Anyway they started in on ObamaCare and said something about some third term nonsense. It was a group of three; a lady who looked to be in her 70s, a guy who was maybe in his 50s and another guy on a scooter who may have also been in his 70s-80s. The lady was railing about how ObamaCare doesn’t pay for something. I’m not sure what the hell she was talking about since I’d guess at her age she’s on MediCare anyway. But I had to hurry and get out of that aisle before I heard anything else that would piss me off
Sadly those folks are most likely FoxNoise viewers and rw talk radio listeners. They fit that demographic age wise. Those two scourges feed on the fear and racism that infect some older Americans, who came of age during a time a Black President would not even occur in science fiction.
LIVE: Congressional Climate Change Event youtube.com/watch?v=c_ARwx…— meta (@metaquest) May 21, 2014
This was great. Over 40 members spoke out clearly and forcefully for climate change. Really strong and awesome messaging.
Just out for a stroll, no biggie http://t.co/7MXpSTMTSr— Julie Mason (@juliemason) May 21, 2014
President Obama surprises tourists outside of the WH (pool photo) "The bear is loose" http://t.co/1fTKDdRZSC— Julie Mason (@juliemason) May 21, 2014
Darn, wish I’d known. :)
John Podesta is everywhere today as well……
On the run. @dougmillsnyt catches WH Counselor John Podesta returning to WH from Capitol Challenge 3 mile team race. http://t.co/s3WRpaDFhL— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 21, 2014
The confirmation of judges is proceeding well. The high point on vacancies was 96 and now the figure is 67 with about 10 more through the committee process just waiting for votes.
Ending that part of the fillibuster was just the right thing to do. Thank you Senator Reid.
In other news I am happy with the panel Leader Pelosi chose to confront Benghazi. Strong, smart, mature adults. We will come out of this waste of time just fine. Can’t understand why some people are so certain we should have refused to participate. I debated the matter also and this seems like the better move. But what do I know?
In other reflections of the day: Yesterday was SUPER TUESDAY, according to MSNBC. Until, of course, Alison Grimes garnered more votes than McConnell and Bevin combined. Now, crickets.
We HAVE to participate. A quote from Bob Cesca today:
“I’m sure some people will object to Democrats choosing to participate in the committee, but I believe the Republicans will look worse for railroading the committee while Democrats sit on it than they would for carrying out the witch hunt without dissent.”
It would have been foolish tto boycott the hearings. Maybe if we had an honest press, but we don’t. John Kerry learned in 2004 to never let RW lies go unchallenged. Those arguing for a boycott are naive or disingenuous, imho.
The only headlines I saw were “McConnell breezes to primary victory”——–and a blackout on Dems and now crickets, like you said.
I took a few days off and went to Atlantic City with the girl cousins to make my annual donation to the casinos up there. :shock:
This afternoon I had the dreaded tooth extraction done. You know the one where I had a root canal a couple of weeks ago and then it got infected and abscessed and finally had to be extracted. Ouch!!!
The only decent thing about this whole ordeal is that my dentist is no longer practicing because my tooth is apparently not the only one he messed up and the dental office is refunding me all of the money I paid for the prior procedure and I now have a lovely brilliant dentist who was very good today for my procedure.
So now I get to spend today and tomorrow with you all while I recuperate and I plan to take the pain meds over the next 24 hours whether I need them or not. ;)
Now off to catch up….
OMG, what an awful experience with your dentist! The only good thing is that he’s no longer in business. Horrendous malpractice. Hope you heal well and quickly.
Oh, donna, how awful.
Donna, you’re scaring me. I have a painful tooth and will be getting the bad news tomorrow about needing either a root canal or an extraction. My question is what’s the next step for you? Do you get a replacement tooth of some kind? I am very, very nervous about this.
I opted to not get the tooth replaced. It’s my back molar tooth and I have two good ones left on that side so at this stage of life I am not gonna put myself through having an implant done. Besides those things are way too expensive. Maybe I’ll reconsider at a later date but for now I’ve about had it with dentistry for a while. :(
Dental stuff is my worst nightmare. I had to use that twilight sleepy thing because I needed 2 extractions and would never have made it thru otherwise, now would the dental surgeon—–I’ve been asked to not come back by a couple of dentists previously—not the best patient. That was a breeze even tho I worried about being out of touch there for a bit. Just going with what I have left also—–also done with dentys for a long while. Mr. dotster went thru the excruciating experience of implants and even tho he had a well respected surgeon he had to have them redone—–yikes! I’d rather just gum my food—-liquid diet?—-vino?—–then have to go thru all that. I just want to have fun!
I, too had bad experiences with implants. The first one turned out well—-expensive and painful but at least I still have it.
The second tooth I tried to get an implant for failed. So tooth and money both gone. I have been unable to even think about this, such a hideous experience. The blood, the pain, the advils, OMG.
Oh my donna…what a nightmarish experience! Glad things are improving and hope you feel better and heal well. Yes, the pain meds are a must! :)
DD, I’m so sorry you had a rotten dentist. Happy to hear you are on the mend now – and yes, take all of the medication. The dosage is given for a reason.
DD4O, you have been in my thoughts. Good this bad business is resolved now. Get a bit of rest, there’s heaps for you to catch up on!
"The Bear is loose", says Obama as he walks from the White House to the Department of the Interior greeting tourist. http://t.co/uf52oZ3yKH— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) May 21, 2014
On Tuesday, one of our volunteers who stood outside a polling place in a Republican majority area overheard a conversation among three Republicans about “those people” (i.e, Latinos) who were in settling the city and causing too much of a bump in Democratic registrations. They sniffed about the way they were (negatively) changing the city’s character and “didn’t share our values” (i.e., they weren’t racist snobs) and they were very concerned about being overrun by “them.” To which I say, thank God for all our efforts to register Latinos and make them a part of the Democratic community. Keep it up Republicans, keep talking until you manage to alienate every group in the country and you end up alone on street corners talking to yourselves.
This is all the stuff I heard growing up. Arrogant, insensitive and uniformed, Republicans have no idea what’s about to take place in this country. Knowledge is power and Latino families are educating their children, registering to vote and participating in our Democracy. FORWARD.
Obama talks with WH counselor John Podesta during walk to the Department of the Interior… surrounded by USSS agents http://t.co/HVZkmofgAy— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) May 21, 2014
MAY 21, 2014
House Minority Leader News Conference ( on Benghazi)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters on her decision to appoint five Democratic members to serve on the House Select Committee established to investigate the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. She said she was against the creation of the committee but was forced to name members so as to ensure transparency and fairness. The appointed members also spoke.
Wow, this sitch just got real:
BREAKING: Police are arresting fast-food workers and supporters outside McDonald's headquarters #fastfoodglobal #p2 http://t.co/j8qTDRy7ZX— Stephanie Gilley (@StephieGilley) May 21, 2014
They arrest the fast-food workers but not the Bundy Ranch terrorists. Wow…
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