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  1. May 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm
    • May 22, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      Oh, those jeans, those jeans.

    • 4 Nena20409
      May 22, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Thank goodness, FLOTUS retired those pair of jeans.

      • May 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm

        OK……..everyone backup!!! I feel the need to defend President Obama while everyone piles on :)

        “I’ve been unfairly maligned about my jeans”…“The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans. There was one episode like four years ago in which I was wearing some loose jeans, mainly because I was out on the pitcher’s mound and I didn’t want to feel confined while I was pitching, and I think I’ve paid my penance for that. I got whacked pretty good. Since that time, my jeans fit very well.”

        • 6 dotster3
          May 22, 2014 at 5:20 pm

          I always thought everyone was way too critical about the jeans. It’s not like PBO is a 17 yr. old kid trying to pick up hot chicks in his tight jeans—–why can’t a gentleman of his age (who happens to be president) wear more comfy jeans when he is going to do physical activities—–like bike riding and throwing out pitches. I’d like to see a jeans fashion show of some of his critics. So there!

        • May 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm

          My POTUS can wear whatever he wants. Oh, yes.

        • 11 MightyPamela
          May 22, 2014 at 6:57 pm

          Let them eat shoe leather.. There is nothing wrong with these jeans. Now that I have finally see them, all I see is another fantasy by those who WannaBe..

    • 12 anniebella
      May 22, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      I think he was kidding but, it was funny when he said that Michelle “retired” those jeans.

  2. 14 57andfemale
    May 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Congrats, LP and JER for Au and Ag

  3. 17 GGail
    May 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Andre Dawson is looking good!

    Thanks Chips – you’re the best BT in the world

  4. May 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Ok, I must complain to the Authorities. What the hell is it with WP cutting off tweets, so that you have to refresh way more than you should need to? I expect the matter to be dealt with expeditiously, or I shall call for a Select Committee.

    • 19 99ts
      May 22, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks LL – I just thought it was me – started when I got back from vacation & I have seen no mention of it before.

  5. May 22, 2014 at 4:37 pm
  6. 22 yardarm756
    May 22, 2014 at 4:37 pm
    • May 22, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      That moron is such a shill….. you notice when any GOP pol wants to do a national interview who is their go to guy? i.e. Marco Rubio last week, and whenever Dick Cheney climbs out of his cave….. only the most recent people that come to mind.

      BTW I was interested in you take on Shinseki in a post from yesterday….. I have not really commented on it, but even though your opinion may not the most popular I would follow your lead in these matters. My only qualms is I hate how Rummy fired him for telling the truth about the # of troops needed when he was Army COS, and that is why many give him the benefit of the doubt on the progressive side. My two cents…..

      • 24 yardarm756
        May 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm

        That’s valid lp. My view is purely from a military point of view even though I have my own personal beef with the VA.
        Even though I am registered as a combat vet, the VA charges me a co-pay for meds because my income is too high.

    • 25 Nena20409
      May 22, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Jon Karl is a GOP RWNJ and Dems better start calling him out. This is Not his 1st offense. The guy is a serial propaganda RWNJ toll masquerading as a DC Journalist.

  7. May 22, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Kenny Williams, GM of the White Sox is longtime friend of President Obama……. here is a brief history of SOX/PBO encounters http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/fan_forum/first_fan.jsp

  8. May 22, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    As we knew, they got nuthin

  9. 29 JER
    May 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm
    • May 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      I don’t see how they could ever return to live there.

      • 31 dotster3
        May 22, 2014 at 5:25 pm

        I don’t think they will. And Michelle has said that they are likely to stay in the D.C. area until Sasha finishes high school, at least.

        • 32 donna dem 4 obama
          May 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

          Yippee for me!!!!!!

          • 33 SUE DUVALL SMITH
            May 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm

            I LOVE THE PIX…BUT SOMEHOW I DON’T THINK PBO IS THE TYPE FOR LARGE JEWELRY (SPORTS RING)…HE’S A PRETTY HUMBLE,LAID BACK KIND OF GUY…THAT’S A GOOD THING!

    • 34 57andfemale
      May 22, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      Well, here’s my beef with this Chicago visit: if traffic is going to be snarled, I prefer to see PBO’s helicopter fly over my route home. Since he’s coming from Midway to downtown, I’ll just get a two-hour commute and no chance to wave to PBO.

  10. May 22, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Ukraine calls on UNO to urgently summon Security Council

    ““We appeal to our partners from the Security Council of the United Nations Organization with a request to immediately summon a meeting of the UN Security Council,” the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said to journalists while visiting one of the military units near Kyiv on Thursday, May 22.

    “We will provide evidence that just the Russian side makes recurrent attempts to aggravate the conflict, to cause bloodshed, attempts to capture Ukrainian border posts and disrupt the presidential elections,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed.

    He reminded that day had occurred the fourth attempt to break through the state border of Ukraine from Russia: “Just from the side of the Russian Federation three KAMAZ cars escorted by the Nyva were making attempts to break through the state border of Ukraine”.

    He continued Ukrainian border guards had repulsed the attempt to get through the border and immediately called on representatives of Federal Border Service of Russia with a demand to ensure order from the Russian side.

    “As soon as Ukraine launched national unity roundtables, as soon as we have found certain compromise, including the memorandum [of understanding and peace], as soon as everyone realized the situation in East Ukraine has changed – the terrorists, supported by Russia, started attacks, aggravating the situation and provoking bloodshed,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized.”

    Link: http://www.kmu.gov.ua/control/en/publish/article;jsessionid=5C1B1D8E6E87A5CF59ED7C7A86098E3D?art_id=247325393&cat_id=244314971

  11. May 22, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Dramatic!

  12. 45 Linda
    May 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Jorge Ramos Confronts John Boehner On Immigration (VIDEO)

    Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was confronted about House inaction on immigration reform at his weekly press conference Thursday by the country’s most prominent Hispanic journalist, Jorge Ramos, in what proved to be a tense exchange.

    “Mr. Speaker, we came here to ask you, why are you blocking immigration reform?” said Ramos, a TV anchor for the Spanish-language Univision and for Fusion.

    Boehner responded, “Me? Blocking?” and laughed.

    “Yes, you personally. Yeah, you could bring it to a vote and you haven’t,” Ramos said.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jorge-ramos-john-boehner-immigration

    It gets better when Boehner tries to blame it on Obamacare !!!!

    • 46 Nena20409
      May 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      So sorry for the duplication.

      Mediaite.com was my link down below.

    • May 22, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      Fernando Espuelas also goes in for the kill:

    • 49 donna dem 4 obama
      May 22, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      I’ve been wondering why this isn’t happening more often. If you don’t publicly call them out like Ramos did today these Repubs will just continue with their pre-planned talking points and do absolutely nothing. Heaven knows that our good-for-nothing media will never take them to task for their inaction.

      I’m not a fan of Ramos because he can be quite aggressive in his interviews but I welcomed his aggression today,

      • 50 EricFive
        May 22, 2014 at 5:42 pm

        I agree. Boner was caught off guard when Ramos did not blindly accept his word salad excuse for inaction concerning immigration reform. This exchange clearly illustrates that without a compliant and corrupt msm the GOP would not be able to continue to harm the country.

      • 51 GGail
        May 22, 2014 at 5:47 pm

        DD, I agree with you!!

      • 52 99ts
        May 22, 2014 at 7:29 pm

        Most of the media don’t want anyone from the GOP called out Donna – they have been not calling out anyone other than the President and the dems for 5 years

  13. 53 Nena20409
    May 22, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Wow.

    Brian Williams interviews Edward Snowden and CNBC the Trash pres Obama network 24/7 is interviewing Vladimir Putin on Friday? These people are not even trying any more.

    Lefties used to accused of The Blame America crowd by the RWNJs. Funny the right can’t Blame US and pres Obama fast enough. Wow, in the Era of president Obama up is down and old is new and night is day. Holy Smokes.

  14. 54 57andfemale
    May 22, 2014 at 5:06 pm
  15. 55 Nena20409
    May 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/jorge-ramos-confronts-boehner-for-playing-obamacare-card-on-immigration/

    Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos confronted John Boehner at a press conference today about why the House has stalled for a year on immigration reform, and called him out for invoking Obamacare as a reason they haven’t gotten it done yet.

    Boehner insisted he’s not blocking immigration reform, it’s just that the president “continues to ignore Obamacare, his own law,” and so he “reduces the confidence” of people who would otherwise like immigration reform. Ramos responded, “What does Obamacare have to do with immigration reform?”

  16. May 22, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Hmmmmm….. lets all remember who’s policy this was to begin with………heaven knows he won’t get any credit for making it a priority.

  17. 59 Nena20409
    May 22, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Meygan McCain said that Jesus Christ could not have helped her father win the presidency in 2008.

    Was there ever a question?

    People say the most irritating things. There was an election in 2012 and this time, a Bishop by the name, Willard Mitterrand Romney and he also FAILED!

    Next Topic Meygan.

  18. 65 Nena20409
    May 22, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    The 3rd Blogger in MS with regard to the sen Thad Cochran’s wife photograph has been arrested.

  19. 66 Nena20409
    May 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/21/fbi-reverses-recording-policy-interrogations/9379211/

    Since the FBI began under President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, agents have not only shunned the use of tape recorders, they’ve been prohibited by policy from making audio records of statements by criminal suspects without special approval.

    Now, after more than a century, the U.S. Department of Justice quietly has reversed that directive by issuing orders May 12 that audio recording, preferably with video, is presumptively required for interrogations of suspects in custody, with some exceptions.

    There was no news release or news conference to announce the radical shift. But a DOJ memorandum obtained by The Arizona Republic spells out the changes that will begin July 11.

  20. 67 hopefruit2
    May 22, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Sorry for the duplicate if this was already posted on an earlier thread. Otherwise, enjoy! :)

      • 69 GGail
        May 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm

        The Secret Service would know me very very well, if I ever got the chance to be that close to him out in the open.

        ROFL

    • 70 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      May 22, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      THIS WOMAN WAS SO EXCITED!!!! SHE SAID PEOPLE WOULD PROBABLY THINK HE WAS MADE OUT OF WAX…PERSONALLY…I’VE NEVER SEEN WAX LOOK THAT GOOD!…JUST KEEP ON GROWING THAT SILVER HAIR PBO…DOUBLY AWESOME!

  21. 71 Linda
    May 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Disaster Strikes Republicans as Darrell Issa Sabotages Their Big Benghazi Investigation

    http://www.politicususa.com/2014/05/22/disaster-strikes-republicans-darrell-issa-sabotages-big-benghazi-investigation.html

  22. 74 Bill R.
    May 22, 2014 at 5:44 pm
  23. 75 57andfemale
    May 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm
    • 76 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      May 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      COMPASSION AND LOVE FOR OTHERS IS A COMMAND ORIGINATED BY JESUS CHRIST…NOT SOMEONE I RECOMMEND ANYONE ARGUE WITH.

  24. 77 donna dem 4 obama
    May 22, 2014 at 5:56 pm
    • 78 donna dem 4 obama
      May 22, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Oh and he’s a first class bigoted JERK as well!!!

    • 79 Linda
      May 22, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      Does he think that Maverick fans don’t buy Maverick hoodies ?

      He lives next to George Bush….maybe the stupid is rubbing off.

    • 80 GGail
      May 22, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      His comments and that of D. Sterling – both of whom employ large quantities of black people – yet they don’t see them as human beings of color – just objects with no feelings. Slave owners thought of their slaves that way too. You have no feelings, I can say whatever and you’ll still do my bidding.

      I better leave this topic alone

    • 81 jacquelineoboomer
      May 22, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      Apologize? No shit, Sherlock. I’d like to punch Mark Cuban in the face, and I’ve felt that way for a long time, long before these comments. And I’m a pacifist, by nature. Bam!

  25. 82 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I DON’T KNOW IF YOU GUYS GOT THIS YET…ON THE ED SHOW TONITE….YE OLD OIL SPILL…BP AND THE GULF AND PENDING COURT CASES….JUDGES SCALIA AND ALITO’S SONS WORK FOR BP…QUITE THE SLIPPERY OIL HUDDLE I WOULD SAY!

  26. May 22, 2014 at 6:08 pm
  27. May 22, 2014 at 6:16 pm
  28. 85 dotster3
    May 22, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I’m always amazed at what some people expect of PBO—–like he can wave a magic wand and grant their every wish. I see on the local Chgo news that there is a protest demonstration for PBO’s visit because they want him to wave his magic wand and make the U. of Chgo. hospital a trauma center. Without comment on the merit—-may well be needed on the south side—–what in the world do they think PBO has to do with this?

  29. 87 Vicki
    May 22, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    President Obama seems to be having events everyday working so hard to get his positive messages out. And also his message—not so positive—-about the total obstruction tactics of the GOP.

    I can only hope most, if not all, of what PBO is doing makes its way into mainstream America. How else can we counter the incessant cesspool of the corporate media? When POTUS takes his message to a community at least the local news covers the event.

    • 88 EricFive
      May 22, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      I think PBO’s message is getting through. People are tuning out MSM propaganda as dwindling ratings illustrate. I don’t think the msm/gop propaganda offense we will see this summer will be as effective as it was in 2010. Also I doubt the GOP is in as strong position as the shills would have us believe. If GOP voters are so psyched to vote, why is there this constant need for rred meat and dog whistles.

  30. May 22, 2014 at 6:25 pm
  31. May 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    The Cost: What Stop and Frisk Does to a Young Man’s Soul
    Every afternoon when Trey left school in his car, two white patrolmen would follow him in their cruiser, sometimes a few blocks, sometimes several miles, before turning on their patrol lights.

    When my godson Trey was a toddler growing up in Brooklyn, every white woman who saw him fell in love with him. He was a beautiful child, sweet natured, affectionate, with cocoa-colored skin and a thousand-watt smile. I remember sitting with him and his mom in a pizzeria one day, watching as he played peekaboo with two white ladies at a nearby booth. “What a little doll!” the ladies cooed. “Isn’t he adorable?”

    I told Marilyn I dreaded the day he would run up against some white person’s prejudice.“His feelings are going to be hurt,” I said. “He won’t know it’s about this country’s race history, he’ll think it’s about him. Because so far in his young life every white person he’s ever met has adored him.” Marilyn nodded, but her closed expression seemed to say I was talking about things I didn’t really understand.

    ……………………..

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/21/the-cost-what-stop-and-frisk-does-to-a-young-man-s-soul.html

  32. 94 vcprezofan2
    May 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Notice this was posted last night? Does anyone else in the village think FLOTUS is poking me in the side for my mistake earlier in the evening yesterday, or am I simply being touchy? She may only have typed ‘Look’ but I see the invisibly inked ‘The one on the right is Bo, and on the left is Sunny. Get it, VC?” Sigh! It wouldn’t surprise me if Chips and Meta had brought my blooper to her attention – they carried on so about it. :oops:

  33. 95 hopefruit2
    May 22, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Can someone please tell Charlie Crist to save his judgment until the facts of the VA situation are known. He is on Twitter calling for VA Secy to step down while openly acknowledging we don’t know all the facts….

    • 96 99ts
      May 22, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      We are on the same wavelength the last few days hf – infuriating that democrats cannot see the benefit of waiting for the facts – Crist just does not know which party he belongs to – never has – jerk reaction – as usual.

  34. 98 JER
    May 22, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    LIVE NOW: President Obama Arrives in Chicago: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  35. 99 hopefruit2
    May 22, 2014 at 6:45 pm
  36. May 22, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    ‘Russia has violated all possible treaties’

    “Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius explains why the Baltic states want a permanent NATO presence in their countries. He also tells DW how Europe should proceed after elections in Ukraine.

    DW: Earlier this week Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was withdrawing his troops from the Ukrainian border. Are you relieved?

    Linas Linkevicius: No, I am not relieved because there have been similar statements before and they were never implemented. But I hope that this time they will be true. Troops must be withdrawn because their presence creates additional tension, which is already high. I am not relieved until it actually happens.

    Especially in the Baltic states people are worried and sometimes even fearful of Russia. Were you hoping for a more determined stance by your European partners, like Germany or the UK?

    I do not have any reason to doubt the security guarantees which were provided by NATO and the European Union. The right decisions were taken 10 years ago to join NATO and EU, but that does not mean that we should relax. Freedom and peace are not a given. They are something that should be defended when the time comes.”

    Much more at the link: http://www.dw.de/russia-has-violated-all-possible-treaties/a-17655021

  37. 102 dotster3
    May 22, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Looks like PBO and Rahmbo still have a close, enjoyable relationship——talky, talky, talky, laugh, laugh, laugh, back pat, back pat, back pat.

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  41. 106 JER
    May 22, 2014 at 7:04 pm
  42. 108 desertflower
    May 22, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Can someone (BT) please put this up here? Thanks!

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017193453


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