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114 Responses to “Act On Climate”


  1. 1 Lynn
    June 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Really?

  2. June 2, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I looooooove this President, and I loooooooove Nerdy – thank you Legend!

  3. 11 Lynn
    June 2, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Happy Monday! Wishing hugs and health to TODers everywhere!

  4. June 2, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Clean air is totally overrated. How do you know you won’t like wearing a gas mask for extended periods of time? No really.

  5. 15 Nerdy Wonka
    June 2, 2014 at 2:35 pm

  6. June 2, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Keller ISD trustee faces reaction to anti-Muslim comment
    WFAA – Updated today at 9:12 AM

    A comment posted on the Facebook account of a new Keller Independent School District trustee is getting a lot of buzz on social media this weekend.

    Place 5 representative Jo Lynn Haussmann offered this statement to voters in Southlake:
    “Do you realize because SO FEW voters took the time and responsibility to VOTE in the municipal elections – YOU NOW HAVE A ‘MUSLIM’ on the City Council!!! What A SHAME!!!!”

    Haussmann, 62, apparently deleted the post, but not before a reporter with WFAA media partner the Fort Worth Star-Telegram took a screen grab and tweeted it.

    http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Keller-ISD-trustee-faces-reaction-to-anti-muslim-comment-261405401.html

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  11. 26 desertflower
    June 2, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    PBO is precluding us all from having THIS happen! Say THANK YOU to a President that cares about you and your family,America!

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2014/feb/25/air-pollution-in-china-in-pictures

    • June 2, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Wow. That is scary. Anybody who stupidly comes out against the President’s announcement (and they will) should be shown these pictures.

    • 28 jackiegrumbacher
      June 2, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Df, those are frightening images of the future. I don’t know how the Chinese can stand this. It’s a nightmarish way to live.

  12. June 2, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I thought this was from THE ONION

    ……………….

    GOPer Changes Name To Cesar Chavez, Becomes A Dem To Run In Heavily Hispanic District

    Catherine Thompson – June 2, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT

    One failed GOP candidate will do just about anything to win in Arizona’s heavily Hispanic 7th congressional district — including switching parties and legally changing his name to that of Hispanic labor and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez.

    The Arizona Capitol Times reported Monday that Scott Fistler, who launched a failed write-in campaign as a Republican against Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ) in 2012, successfully petitioned an Arizona superior court last November to change his legal name to Cesar Chavez. Chavez also became a Democrat earlier this year before filing to run for the congressional seat being vacated by Pastor, who is retiring.

    Reached for comment by the Capitol Times, Chavez said he had been “flooded with calls and emails” and was no longer speaking to the press. He also told the newspaper that if he did decide to answer its questions, he would not discuss the name change.

    “There is just simply not enough Cesar Chavez to go around,” he wrote, as quoted by the Capitol Times. “We may resume questions starting May 10 [sic].”

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/scott-fistler-cesar-chavez-arizona-congress

    • 30 desertflower
      June 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      He thinks the Hispanics that live in that district are fools. This should backfire on him big time.

      • 31 japa21
        June 2, 2014 at 3:16 pm

        There is a strong Hispanic population in my state representative district NW of Chicago. We have been represented by a Dem for the past 3-4 terms. This year there is an Hispanic running on the GOP side. What is interesting is that absolutely none of his campaign literature mentions the fact he is a Republican. But he does have the Koch brothers on his side as Americans for Prosperity is sending out a lot of mailers bashing the current Dem state rep.

        • June 2, 2014 at 11:03 pm

          Remember when the MA ex Senator that is now running in NH did not disclose his party affiliation readily, talked of his admiration for JFK, and drove an old pickup to be one of the people? I have wondered if the GOP would pretend to be Dems in order to get votes. I also remember there was someone pretending to be an AA in the South to get votes.

      • 33 GGail
        June 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

        Oh what an azzhole! What an insult to think Latinos are too stupid to see beyond a person’s name.

        DF, please forward this to the local spanish-language stations in your area. And thanks for posting it here. I’m gonna send it to our local stations and I hope LL sees this so he can spread it far and wide too!

    • June 2, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Rikyrah,

      I am speechless. Thank God for my fingers.

  13. 35 desertflower
    June 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Out witted. Out matched. Out played.

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2014/06/benghazi-what-benghazi.html

  14. 36 Linda
    June 2, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    hahahahaha

    Lindsey Graham is calling for hearings on Bergdahl…..

  15. 40 desertflower
    June 2, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Ok TOD wordsmiths!! This is your chance to pick the winning slogan for the midterms:) SO many people here qualified to do this…

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2014_06/your_message_here050586.php

    According to The Hill’s Mark Lillis, House Democrats are working on a snazzy slogan to package their collective messaging for Campaign ‘14, hearkening back to a similar and very successful midterm effort in 2006:

    House Democratic leaders plan to launch a 2014 version of the “Six for ‘06” strategy that propelled them into the majority eight years ago.
    Though still in the development stages, the strategy will mirror the 2006 campaign in featuring a series of specific policy points designed to distinguish the Democrats’ priorities from those of the Republicans, according to party leaders.
    Democrats this year have not yet said what their campaign slogan will be, nor have they indicated which policy points it will feature. But several domestic priorities they’ve been pushing for many months seem likely to make the cut, including a hike in the minimum wage, an extension of emergency unemployment benefits, an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system and a focus on boosting the status of women in the workplace. It likely will not be released until after Labor Day when voters are paying more attention to campaign politics.

    Mine might have something to do with the Future and the Stone Age….. :)

  16. 43 Allison
    June 2, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    This is cool..

    Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday to announce the latest features for iPhones, iPads and Macs.
    Apple (AAPL) unveiled iOS 8, an update to the operating system that powers iPhones and iPads. It will be available for download in the fall.

    One of the biggest additions to iOS 8 is a new HealthKit application. The app will monitor users’ heart rates, sleep, weight and blood pressure among other health-related information. HealthKit will allow clinicians at the Mayo Clinic to send health information to a user’s app, which can in turn send that data to a user’s primary physician. It also syncs with third-party fitness devices and apps.

    http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/02/technology/mobile/apple-wwdc-ios-8/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

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    • 47 Layla
      June 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      I wish her failure! sorry

      • 48 desertflower
        June 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm

        I disagree with you regarding wishing her failure. People of KY need to find a whole other way to make a living from what resources they have…coal mines are killing them, but they don’t see an alternative. Shame on her for not being a more forward thinker, but I don’t wish for her failure. She is still lightyears better than Turtle.

        • 49 Layla
          June 2, 2014 at 3:58 pm

          I hear you but this is wayyyyyyy too much anti-Obama talk for me to wish her success

          • 50 desertflower
            June 2, 2014 at 4:16 pm

            I understand….but Dems have a big tent and many, many views represented on various issues. If we start demanding absolute purity with no room for compromise, then we are no better than the RWNJ’s that we despise with the heat of a million suns. I think of the positives that she would bring to the table…wages, women’s rights etc…

            • 51 japa21
              June 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

              This X 1,000,000. The GOP used to allow for some divergence and it was much healthier for the party and the country. It is now such a strict purity demanding party that it is diminishing slowly but surely, and it definitely is not good for the party.

              We cannot go the same route. Some oppositional voices are good to have amongst us. We need that challenge to keep us on our toes. If it is only coming from the outside, we tend not to pay it any attention.

              And yes, in terms of so many issues and also in terms of the SCOTUS, Grimes winning is very important.

              • 52 desertflower
                June 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm

                agreed, japa. I think that if we all become “Yes men/women” and agree with every. single. thing. we become numb and lazy. We ARE the party that welcomes all views that align with democratic principles…this “going against the grain” is indicative of her state and the constituents she represents, and the fact that there is room in out party for someone not being in total lockstep. Maybe, rather than bash a President that cares about her, her state, and the people in that state…what she COULD say, is that” PBO has only the best intentions, but I would do things a little differently, and here’s why…” In fact, anyone that foolishly insists on bashing the President might want to use those very words if they have a disagreement with the words/ vision that PBO has said. Other Dems and sane R’s that realize their party has left them in the dust, might respond very well to this reasoned approach. My 2 cents.

                • 53 vcprezofan2
                  June 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm

                  • 54 desertflower
                    June 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm

                    {{{ vc}}} she’s gonna say. ” What the hell is a “desertflower” ?? Thank!!

                    • 55 vcprezofan2
                      June 2, 2014 at 5:34 pm

                      Nah. She MAY just be modern enough to recognize a social media name. Hopefully.

                      {Frankly, as a ‘youngster’ I find her disappointing. She doesn’t seem to be coming in with any new ideas other than ‘no’ to McConnell, and only to Mitch. In fairness, I haven’t followed her campaign, but nothing really positive has leaked out that I’ve heard about. Also, for starters, the fact she has enough Clinton influence is a huge turnoff to me. The Clinton gang does not impress me as caring much about the average person, or having any idea what works for 2014 and forwards.

            • 56 Layla
              June 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm

              I know DF, it just hurts me so to hear them bash the President. Also the health of her citizens does not seem to be a concern of hers which is sooo contrary to PBO It is not about purity for me but common sense. I should not have said anything.

            • June 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm

              Great comment df but she sure is making it difficult.

            • June 2, 2014 at 5:13 pm

              If she denies Climate Change/then she is just as crazy as the GOP/I understand how tough it is to run in a RED state/but where does one draw the line/

              I do not believe that Grimes is about bait and switch/I believe this is where she stands and she stands on the wrong side of history…

              It is not about demanding purity/but when you make part of your campaign to bas the President on Climate Change/I am going to take you at your word/

              It is bad karma to wish bad on someone/but her positions are not good for the people she wants to represent….

          • 62 57andfemale
            June 2, 2014 at 4:18 pm

            I’m with you. Hey, I’m pragmatic, but we don’t need another Manchin. The least she could have done was worked with the Dem governor on ACA, who would have had her back. Instead she wasted precious time trying to see if she could still score points bashing ACA.

            Her disgraceful run to the mic to say she was one of the first to call for Shinseki’s head, and now this?

            Is there no way that a message can be crafted that shows the least nod to the 21st century? Is there no Dem in these states that can say, “we’ll find safer, better jobs for you with energy for the 21st century?”

            This was strike three for me for Grimes. Being a light teabagger isn’t going get her elected in KY anyway.

      • June 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

        Yeah, her last stunt pissed off quite a few people.

      • 64 nospin
        June 2, 2014 at 10:34 pm

        I am with you on this one Layla. Bring on the turtle.

    • 65 debz
      June 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      I suppose this foolish woman doesn’t realize, her chances of beating McTurtle are slim to begin with. She should just run as a loud, proud democrat. She has nothing to lose by doing that. Campaigning against PBO is not going to help her get dems to vote. I don’t understand why these dems think they need to run as repugs. If voters want a repug Senator they will vote for the real deal.

    • 68 Dudette
      June 2, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      I guess that explains this tweet. I was just coming to ask if any one knows what that’s about. Very disappointing.

      • June 2, 2014 at 3:58 pm

        Hanging on to a dying industry for dear life. I wonder if any of these red state Dems ever tried running on creating NEW types of jobs? Eh, probably.

      • June 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm

        I agree with Desertflower and Debz. I simply hope that her stupid tactics work against the seasoned veteran. But if she had strong conviction, she could explain her concerns about coal (without coming out too harsh against it) but propose what she supports and make a strong case. People bashing POTUS never win.

        I wish her well but will not be surprised if she loses.

        • 71 desertflower
          June 2, 2014 at 4:07 pm

          But if she had strong conviction, she could explain her concerns about coal (without coming out too harsh against it) but propose what she supports and make a strong case. People bashing POTUS never win.

          This. WV does the SAME thing! Look at Manchin:) These people’s way of life is tied to coal mines and it has been this way for GENERATIONS. They need to be shown another way to make a good living for their families. NOT tied to deathly coal mines! People like the Massey’s are laughing all the way to the bank, while the workers die a long slow death….something needs to be done and it’s just too bad that she is taking the easy way out here.

    • 82 vcprezofan2
      June 2, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      I’ll never understand why so many politicians believe that all voters are dense! Why can’t she do her research and step forward and show her people why it is essential that they find alternatives to coal, etc. etc. and that they need to start shifting gears? /smh/

      • 83 vcprezofan2
        June 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm

        Because twitter is such a lovely way to pretend my comments MAY get to the source, I like to gripe there when it matters to me.

      • 84 GGail
        June 2, 2014 at 5:19 pm

        Good tweets VC! I especially like the first one.

        • 85 vcprezofan2
          June 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm

          TY, G. I feel sure you know these people who are too blind to see what POTUS is doing for the country and our children’s children irritate me no end.

        • 87 vcprezofan2
          June 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm

          Hel-lo, GoB!

          I have to say I’m becoming convinced from the picture this Grimes person projects, and the people she surrounds herself with, that she is not very far-sighted. Sure I want her to win because she’s a Dem, but her decision making to date doesn’t seem too impressive.

          • June 3, 2014 at 11:26 am

            I’d like to see Mitch McConnell unseated. The victory would be so sweet. But, yes, her decisions make me think that if she gets the senate, she is really going to show out and be worse than Joe Manchin.

            This woman is spending SIX-FIGURES on an anti-Obama ad? Money that President Obama probably raised for the DSCC? I can’t. I just…..ugh.

            • 89 vcprezofan2
              June 3, 2014 at 11:47 am

              Oh I would be so elated to see senator ‘one term president’ unseated!!

              re the SIX-FIGURES ad

              I suspect Alison is going by the advice of Clinton idiots, like that Carville dude, which does not give me a good feeling about her own intelligence. Her reaction, or performance, strikes me as one of those cases where you so revere your parents’ friends while growing up, that you fail to pause and accept that their wisdom that might have been ‘wise’ years ago is virtually outdated now. In other words, Alison (and Chelsea) can’t seem to see that the Clinton and their aides are really past their political prime.

              One of the things about the Clintons that puzzles me is that their political/organizing ineptitude is rarely researched in depth and highlighted. I vaguely remember that Hillary’s campaign was not financially successful (PBO helped her out in the end), and didn’t the Clinton Foundation have some financial glitch somewhere along the line? Folk wisdom may suggest that they are the political cat’s meow, but I am not impressed by their control of either their delegates, their message, or their organizational skills. IMO Alison is a ‘fool’ to not see the value of PBO and his vision and not align herself with his position.

              • June 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

                All very true. I always wondered why Hillary Clinton, married to a guy who won the presidency TWICE, made such horrible mistakes during her campaign.

  19. June 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Congratulations, Lynn! :star:

    I don’t like to post negativity in this wonderful site and beg your pardon upfront. I am putting this link just to show the level of extremism haters of this country go to.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/02/1303819/-Traffic-Diverted-as-a-mock-Obama-shown-hanging-from-Noose-over-Federal-Highway

    Anything goes. No decency. No limit.

  20. 92 yardarm756
    June 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Don’t mess with seniors!!!

    This is so
    cute!
    Have a good day everyone

    Shown below, is an actual letter
    that was sent to a bank by an 86 year old woman.

    The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it
    published in the New York Times.

    Dear Sir:

    I am writing to thank you for
    bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last
    month.

    By my calculations, three
    nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival
    in my account of the funds needed to honor it.

    I refer, of course, to the

    automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit,
    has been in place for only eight years.

    You are to be commended for
    seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30
    by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.

    My thankfulness springs from the
    manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial
    ways. I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and
    letters, — when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal,
    overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has
    become.

    From now on, I, like you, choose
    only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person.

    My mortgage and loan repayments
    will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your
    bank, by check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your
    bank whom you must nominate.

    Be aware that it is an OFFENSE
    under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an
    envelope.

    Please find attached an
    Application Contact which I require your chosen employee to
    complete.

    I am sorry it runs to eight
    pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows
    about me, there is no alternative.

    Please note that all copies of
    his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the
    mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and
    liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.

    In due course, at MY
    convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must
    quote in dealings with me.

    I regret that it cannot be
    shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of button
    presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone bank
    service.

    As they say, imitation is the
    sincerest form of flattery.

    Let me level the playing field
    even further.

    When you call me, press buttons
    as follows:

    IMMEDIATELY AFTER DIALING, PRESS
    THE STAR (*) BUTTON FOR ENGLISH

    #1. To make an appointment to
    see me.

    #2. To query a missing
    payment.

    #3. To transfer the call to my
    living room in case I am there.

    #4 To transfer the call to my
    bedroom in case I am sleeping.

    #5. To transfer the call to my
    toilet in case I am attending to nature.

    #6. To transfer the call to my
    mobile phone if I am not at home.

    #7. To leave a message on my
    computer, a password to access my computer is required.

    Password will be communicated to
    you at a later date to that Authorized Contact mentioned earlier.

    #8. To return to the main menu
    and to listen to options 1 through 7 again.

    #9. To make a general complaint
    or inquiry.

    The contact will then be put on
    hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.

    #10. This is a second reminder
    to press* for English.

    While this may, on occasion,
    involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of the
    call.

    Regrettably, but again following
    your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of
    this new arrangement.

    May I wish you a happy, if ever
    so slightly less prosperous New Year?

    Your Humble Client

    And remember:
    Don’t make old people mad.
    We don’t like being old in the first place,
    so it doesn’t take much to piss us
    off.

  21. 95 Nena20409
    June 2, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Awesome Tweet Collections NW.
    Wow….173 companies have agreed to cutting CO2. WTG Team Obama.

  22. 96 Nena20409
    June 2, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/scott-fistler-cesar-chavez-arizona-congress

    One failed GOP candidate will do just about anything to win in Arizona’s heavily Hispanic 7th congressional district — including switching parties and legally changing his name to that of Hispanic labor and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez.

    The Arizona Capitol Times reported Monday that Scott Fistler, who launched a failed write-in campaign as a Republican against Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ) in 2012, successfully petitioned an Arizona superior court last November to change his legal name to Cesar Chavez. Chavez also became a Democrat earlier this year before filing to run for the congressional seat being vacated by Pastor, who is retiring.

    //////

    Tricky Dick was a nickname of Richard M. Nixon. Today, there isn’t a trick too devious that today’s TBGOPer would not try to get political power. They cheat. They suppress votes. The falsely use ad gimmicks and now legally changing name to win an election? The very same people that loath gov’t?

  23. 99 57andfemale
    June 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

  24. 101 Linda
    June 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Coal sludge spills in Kentucky are as bad as oil spills.

  25. 102 Gazelle
    June 2, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Please help. Someone here a while ago (I want to say Jackie?) did a comment on Bill Clinton’s presidency mess (Glass-Steagal, etc.). It was so well put together. I can’t find it. Does anyone remember the post it was in or maybe have the link? Thank you!

    • 103 vcprezofan2
      June 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      I think it might have been 57 and female. Ask her when you run into her. Good luck; it always takes me forever (or never) to locate stuff.

  26. 105 Nena20409
    June 2, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    These days, the TBGOPers and their brethren, the National Media, are all reacting to whatever, wherever and whenever pres Obama does, goes or speaks. Is their any wonder that their collective heads have been imploding? Heck No!

    Yet they have the audacity to call the president Lame Duck?

    It has been quite interesting watching, reading and hearing these DC/NY politicians and the MSM make a total bat poop of themselves.

  27. 106 Linda
    June 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Conservatives Turn Their Criticism Toward Bergdahl’s Father

    —-

    I guess Bob Bergdahl is not a Republican…therefore he is not allowed freedom of speech. !

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/conservatives-criticize-bowe-bergdahl-dad-bob

  28. 107 dotster3
    June 2, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Doctors, once solidly Repub, now leaning more left, political donations show….

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/doctors-lean-left-political-donations-show-23964422

  29. 112 Ladyhawke
    June 2, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Jamison Foser @jamisonfoser · 27m

    Gets it –> RT @stevebenen: Climate dispute isn’t between Dems & GOP. It’s between congressional GOP & everyone else http://on.msnbc.com/1hSkjWL


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