Complete Randomness: President Obama lets a little boy listen to his heartbeat with a stethoscope during a classroom visit at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)
MoooOOOooorning – Happy Sunday!
Good Morning Ms Chips et al
Good evening 99ts!!
There I was thinking you had posted and run – I just finished the evening chores & popped in to see the news – and a new thread appeared – the small pleasures of life :)
Have a great Sunday. Celebrate PBO – again.
I have an either or choice this morning 99ts – (1) Sort out the mountain of washing I did the last couple of days, or (2) sit here and chat idly.
(2) it is then :-)
Chatting is good – DON’T watch the Sunday hate shows. I’ll see if I can find the good news
1. Andrea Mitchell is still being hammered – not a murmur since that tweet
2. Everything the GOP says against Sgt Bergdahl will lose them votes in November – I’m now wondering how Idaho may vote
(3) Change the friggin’ background to white. *****************
(4) Morning Mister!
Ms. Chips, why can’t you and Danny do both? Multitasking anyone?!
My daughter reports that my (fairly) new grandbabe LOVES “laundry time”. As she takes each item out of the dryer, she announces it—-”mommy’s tshirt”—–”daddy’s underwear” etc. and waves it over her like a fresh laundry fan and tickles her face and hands. Baby thinks this is the most hilarious thing of all time. So multi-tasking complete—–laundry done, baby joyfully entertained.
I just love that the President can overtake all and any noise that the media and the GOP are making with the completely unexpected good news of the day – and he just keeps doing it!
I’m doing up the week ahead schedule for R&S, 99ts, and Sunday has ‘no public events scheduled’ – I laugh now when I see that. Last week he turned up in Afghanistan, heaven knows what he’ll do today. Hopefully golf, but knowing him, he’ll probably bring peace to the Middle East by lunchtime.
Isn’t he going to Poland today?
Hiya Jovie, no, he’s not leaving until Monday night, earlier in the day is the big announcement about cutting carbon-dioxide emissions.
I thought he was announcing that in Poland?
Oh yikes, really? Okay, gotta double check that schedule – thanks Jovie!
Maybe have the Ukraine settled before supper :)
Turn down for what?
I wonder what the political shows will say today about prisoner swap? The right is literally livid. To me, this is interesting!
I am pretty sure those spec forces Were Green Berets with support from Rangers. 18 Soldiers were involved and Knoller got terminology wrong. It’s not SF for Army spec forces, it’s FF!
Good Morning TOD.
Tell me how important education is again???
Forget religion – try education RT @DiegoUK Better watch out for Obama's Nazi Yooth Militia! http://t.co/dNLah4meTV— Gingerspark (@mist_witch) June 01, 2014
I am glad this democrat is on msnbc sticking up for the president on this prisoner swap.
I started to watch it Jovie but when Steve used the GOP talking point in his introduction, I decided not to bother
Yesterday he started his show with …” Shinseki Out…..What took so Long ” ?
I turned him off immediately.
Yep – 1 story wonder – without Christie he is just like the rest of them – and even with Christie he started bringing in the apologists.
I was up early and considered turning on Steve Kornacki. Seems like I made the right choice.
Instead I got my early morning aggravation by reading the pile of poop that is delivered to my doorstep each day. To no ones surprise the NY Times is not all that happy about the Obama Doctrine speech in West Point. The prisoner swap is of special concern to Mike Rodgers, the outgoing Repub head of some committee, outgoing—let me emphasize to the bright lights and big bucks of broadcast TV propaganda.
Also, the Taliban are not terrorist, Al Qaeda are the terrorist.
In the 1980s, we were working with the now Taliban, then it was Mujahadeen. So we know some of the leaders.
G’morning Chips & TOD!!! Happy Sunday everyone. :)
Andrea Mitchell sez….
The story as it should be reported
Welcome Home, Sergeant Bowe
The real-life nightmare of America’s last Prisoner of War is finally over.
Republican party platform. @RepVisclosky . #TNTweeters @Reformaxi #UniteBlue #latism #Latinos #TimeIsNow http://t.co/i2UpQSnKqz— fernando bendana (@bendanafer) May 31, 2014
The best part about @BobEstesPGA's tweet is that he is accusing someone of ignorance. Comedy gold. http://t.co/wUqpp6bPMO— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 01, 2014
pox news and the teabaggers. http://t.co/xjrKHZmxzy— (@amk4obama) June 01, 2014
my furst try to post two pics in a tweet. Obv, it sucked.
balme teh twitterz.
What has Danny done to you?! Are you now writing emails like that to clients?
I often ryte gunnite and then katch it.
Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family. I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Sunday morning (are what time it is where you live 99t). Congrats 99t on being first this morning, afternoon, evening. :D :D :D <3
Thank you RanMan – it was 10.22pm in my world when you posted your tweet. I time travel at TOD – makes for interesting times.
RT @MikeLoBurgio: House Dems Considering #Benghazi Should Take Lesson From Nye vs Ham dailykos.com/story/2014/05/… http://t.co/4RZwGZ1l16— Doc Hamrick (@mch7576) May 12, 2014
If you know what this says, pass it on… http://t.co/UpyKJwYyX3— Renzo Soprano (@Renzo_Soprano) April 30, 2014
I can’t sleep. ! PASS IT ON.
That tweet is hurtful to the Eyes…..sheesh. Just looking at that stimulates the eyes to staying AWAKE!
Hagel discusses details of U.S. operation to exchange Taliban detainees for captive soldier
Morning all. Republicans are revealing themselves at every turn as bitter, mean-spirited, anti-veteran, anti-child, anti-humanity, narrow-minded little weasels (no offense to weasels). There will always be the malcontents and paranoid of the world who will cheer them on, but decent people who love their children, care about the feelings of others, have sympathy for those who struggle and were born will a heart and a conscience are repelled by them. I hope they keep talking, escalating their hatred and their venom until everyone sees what they are and shuns them–especially in November.
A lot of it is countering what the President is trying to accomplish.
They try to never let him win a news cycle, always a lot of noise out there to drown out the good news and accomplishments.
Yes—-every time there is seemingly good news, within minutes the GOP pop out from behind the bushes to blast out some controversy or negativity in an attempt to destroy the moment/glad tidings. And the media obliges by spreading that theme.
Exactly, jovie and dotster. GOP/Media in it together
Bowe Bergdahl has arrived at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. cnn.it/1mZDFh3— (@CNN) June 01, 2014
Great Morning Ms. Chips!
Great Morning/Day everyone!
sis irish report.
peeps are so friendly. good that she didn’t meet chips.
:-) See? Told ya!
sez lotsa land and so few peeps. stayed with a very friendly farmer whose house was surrounded by gazillion acres of land. per sis, irish >>>> limeys.
I should hope so too! Population was 12-ish million before the famine, and it’s still only got back up to 4 million – so, plenty of space for the sheep to graze :-)
I was out of pocket yesterday. I come back to TOD last night to find that the snarling and haughty Grand Dame of MSNBC (aka Mrs. Greenspan) just could not hide her contempt for President Obama. Her snarky and sarcastic tweet about the release of Bowe Bergdahl, was textbook. With President Obama, no matter what happens, no matter how positive, no matter how groundbreaking, rule number one is find a way to diminish any positive reporting. At all costs, focus on some negative angle to the story. It was so gratifying to see that Mrs. Greenspan got hammered. I have never understood the gushing over her reporting at MSNBC.
Hammered every which way what way – she hasn’t tweeted since
right-wingers never surprise in their hateful reactions to everything PBO does – even in the case of life and death situations;
we knew right-wingers will attack PBO about this issue of releasing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl ;
but one would have hoped that they (at the very least) wait to hear the Sgt Bowe Bergdahl (former POW’s) story before they attach him and his parents;
now it seems we are going to spend time fighting back against republican vitriol on this matter – disgusting;
and to think that that they are angry about PBO doing ALL he can to save the life of an American soldier (especially one who may have been in the location as a direct result of PBO’s decision as CIC) is really disgusting!
ps: I don’t know which POTUS gave orders for his deployment but in the end it doesn’t matter – all must be done to save the life of people in captivity (especially those who are ordered to do the nation’s hardest and most dangerous work);
it is a pity that we have to remind “the patriots” (aka, GOP hatemongers) that :
(i) the life of the POW matters;
(ii) there are facts yet to be known and we should not always believe the Taliban’s side of the story outright;
(iii) the reaction of parents and the people in the POW’s community says it all about what is the most important outcome to pursue;
(iv) there are times when negotiations are the best solution to a complex challenge even among geo-political enemies and adversaries on the battle field;
Thank Heavens that the fate of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl is more important to .@BarackObama than the hypocritical utterances of fake @GOP "patriots"— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) June 01, 2014
great that PBO ignores the nonsense
ya think washed up golfer bob estes has ever seen the video of the muhajideed hanging out with saint ronnie reagan in the freakin white house?!?
raygun invited them there and even dedicated a space shuttle launch to the “freedom fighters.” this is the time when osama bin laden was part of that group, and it’s thought that mullah omar was one of the people at the white house. this was far beyond simply negotiating with terrorists! and of course there were so many other activities such as this that reagan and the bush kings did. wonder if that little iran-contra dealio ever pops into the republican mind? idjits.
But…but…he's like MLK or Rosa Parks! MT @NBCPolitics: More Americans Oppose Snowden's Actions Than Support Them nbcnews.to/1nT6DAs— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) June 01, 2014
And the more the US Media tries to elevate him, the worse it gets. They would be well-advised to give it a rest. No weapon formed against our President shall prosper.
And I will add that among those who claim to support his actions, I would wager that at least 50% of them have the same racist/anti-Obama motives as Snowden and his sidekick Greenwald. Nothing to do with their “principles.”
I’m still laughing cause PBO threw Snowden and his interview and the sidekick way out of the news cycle – all they got was the NSA refuting Snowden’s lies and then gone!
They even preempted Rachel’s show Friday evening to show that Snowden interview again. I wonder how many people watched it?
Can’t imagine anyone who watches Rachel’s show would have wanted to see it. I find it really sad that the media supports a traitor but not the President – strange times in the USA
Which shows, Nerdy, that the American people are smarter than the media thinks they are. They know a crook and a traitor when they see one.
@brontyman Agree‼️— KITTY GATTY (@KITTYGATTY) June 01, 2014
@KITTYGATTY People hate the President so much they can't welcome a solider back home It is a disgrace— Michael F Ozaki MD (@brontyman) June 01, 2014
Not “people,” but the GOP and much of the mainstream media. The rest of the public is thrilled with this news.
@brontyman @KITTYGATTY A tiny correction: GOP hate the President so much they can't welcome a solider back home It is a disgrace— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) June 01, 2014
I hope Sgt Bergdahl refuses to have anything to do with the media – not to mention the GOP who stopped him coming home in 2012
That is what racism will do to you. The hate rules everything, even common sense.
football vs rugby http://t.co/SyCrGid2Ct— (@amk4obama) June 01, 2014
Oh I don’t know. I think those guys who play NFL are Beasts and can run like the wind. And when they hit you , pads or not, concussions are likely!
Rugby players are all Like WRs or RBs!
And yes, they get injured a lot!
That’s not even close to reality.
Huh, next thing Obama will be inviting future Jihadis to the Oval Office for tea.
Oh, wait. http://t.co/eqhec7nh7j— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 01, 2014
Huh, next thing Obama will be inviting future Jihadis to the Oval Office for tea.
Oh, wait. http://t.co/eqhec7nh7j— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 01, 2014
@TheObamaDiary – Yet another @gop fuck up that america paid a dear price for. #talibancoddling— (@amk4obama) June 01, 2014
The sad truth is that Reagan was not a very smart man. He was a mediocre actor and a has been when GE plucked him our of Hollywood, gave him a tv show and groomed him for politics. I never believed that he had a firm grasp of what was happening the world and was easily manipulated by those around him. President Barack Obama is the most intelligent, insightful and thoughtful man to enter the White House in the last hundred years. He knows exactly who he’s dealing with in every corner of the world and NOTHING he does is thoughtless. Because he is head and shoulders above everyone around him. he is not EVER manipulated. By the way, that rug sucks.
As our dear Cookemom would say, it’s a GREAT GETTIN’ UP Sunday Morning in the TOD Village! Barack Obama is still our President!
Rise and Shine people! :-D
Goooood moooorrnnningnnggg, Chips and TODville.
I see the RWNJ butthurt is off the charts. I’m not RTing their talking points!
Good morning Chips, Meta and TOD. I just turned on the tv and the first thing I saw was old man Scheffer talking about John McCain being on his show to discuss whether PBO broke the law because he did not notify congress. This seem to be the new meme. One would think that McShame would be positive on this matter but he is a bitter Old man McShame will go to his grave hating himself and PBO for beating his old a@@ in 2008.
GAH. As if POTUS is sloppy in anything he does. Apparently Susan Rice said Congressional Leaders knew about the prisoner swap for weeks. So whatever. They will spend every ounce of energy sewing seeds of doubt. Truth doesn’t matter.
As if anyone under 90 is interested in what McCain has to say. He’s history–a hate-filled looney who’s lost control of whatever sanity he once had.
I Must Admit The #GOP is Consistent – They Love The Troops Till They Become VETS – And They Love a Fetus Till It Becomes a Baby #UniteBlue— Emil (@ohiomail) June 01, 2014
Dudette, they only love troops that are in a war zone and in danger of death and injury. That triggers their machismo fantasies of and makes them feel more manly. If they do die, the GOP doesn’t want to talk about it. If they get injured, they’re on their own. Truly hateful, hateful people.
If you’re not following this twitter account, you’re missing out on some great stuff
Beyond ironic. This is an intentional tactic. http://t.co/RhqC5iDMBz— Kennett Area Dems (@KennettDems) June 01, 2014
Is that a Jesus Gun?
A hot whack mess, ain’t it?
Tavis smiley on tv bashing the president on Gitmo.
What an asshole!
I despise him and Cornell West. Total waste of skin, both of them!
The media knows how to dig up haters like Tavis. All they want is someone to come on the tv and trash Obama, specially someone black.
I agree with you Jackie, concerning West and Tavis.
Rather telling that democrats just don’t want to be part of the Sunday talk shows – the latter losing listeners hand over fist because of same.
@LiberalPhenom @upwithsteve @perrybaconjr http://t.co/UuNqiFwF3y— ✈️ John J Manring (@JJManring) June 01, 2014
I repeat: if a GOP president took stock market from 6k to 16k, his face would be on Mt Rushmore. Obama? meh, who cares abt the Dow?— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) May 31, 2014
@EricBoehlert GOP prez takes from 13k to 6k and gets to charge $200k per speech between paintings— Peter Lotto (@60slib1) May 31, 2014
Interested in this new biography of Michael Jordan—–to relive those unbelievably joyful fun times of Jordan’s Wonder Years with the Bulls. We had the Best Time watching those games, all of us, family and friends, all of Chicagoland, Illinois, much of the country and around the world. We would laugh at the awesome awesomeness of it all. It was Must See TV—–every game. And whatever shortcomings Jordan may have had, I am forever grateful for just the pure escape and elation and satisfaction he brought to so many lives during that time.
A new Michael Jordan biography is in awe of his career. What makes the book worthwhile is everything else it tells nyti.ms/1k8gZfQ— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 01, 2014
I miss when Bush released 540 detainees from Guantanamo without us worrying about getting any soldiers back. abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics…— (@LOLGOP) June 01, 2014
Happy sunday everyone. The president has a pretty busy week coming up in Europe. Should be fun.
The open-carry obsessives who love sauntering through @HomeDepot staring people down with AR-15s to feel important http://t.co/ZLFsQxNW5C— ProgressivePhD (@CallOut4) June 01, 2014
RT @ReneNow "@AlexWitt "@RTED2016: " @Patsy1207: http://t.co/EGH8XPuwoN #Mississippi @WLOX @ACLU_MS @msdemocrats @UniteWomenMS…— RTED.ORG (@RTED2016) June 01, 2014
How can anyone with even a half a brain cell think this is a good idea. Gun nut parents putting kids at risk and making them grow up in a dangerous home environment.
And see that there was another “shooting spree” last night in Va.——-some goof with a gun was driving around Norfolk randomly shooting at people—-police officer and a kid coming home from his h.s. graduation among at least 3 dead. How many more?
This seems smart MT @Rain95Mizz How The NRA Enables Massacres: http://t.co/uZkMa0AHEe thebea.st/1ofVETv via @cliffschecter #p2— Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) June 01, 2014
My brother survived a war, but couldn't save himself at home. #PTSD #JaredPaynter #PTSDAwareness #saveourveterans http://t.co/z3l0SwC8Nk— Leigh Paynter (@PaynterPalatte) June 01, 2014
when a dog sees its owner, its brain secretes the same substances as ours when we are in love :) http://t.co/B9baRjARPG— Baby Animals (@BBAnimals) June 01, 2014
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