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Legend Meets Legend

@VP: #TBT to VP Biden at the 2010 #WorldCup with Pelé

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96 Responses to “Legend Meets Legend”


  1. 1 nospin
    June 12, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    just trying

  2. June 12, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    That ref is going home in 3… 2… 1…

  3. June 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Congrats on 1st nospin!!

    Layla asked a question about the reports of 3 Russian T 72 tanks entering Ukraine from Russia. I thought it would take a bit longer to get a clearer picture of what is going on, but this report has recently been posted and it’s likely quite accurate as well as providing some important historical context …

    http://euromaidanpr.com/2014/06/12/military-vehicles-break-through-ukrainian-border-from-russia/

  4. 17 Vicki
    June 12, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Does anyone else remember VPBiden’s Iraq plan? VPOTUS suggested a three-way split—Kurds in the Northeast, and the Shia and Sunni ruling in separated sovereign areas. VPOTUS may be proven right after all, just as he was during the conversation about the Afghanistan draw-down, where Biden called for a smaller footprint, rather than a surge, with small special forces, seal teams, etc with our large ground force removed.
    POTUS, for reasons I Entirely understand, was unable to implement VP Biden’s plan at that time. Doesn’t mean POTUS disagreed. But PBO had political realities and military power to consider.

    Now or soon we will be out of Mesopotamia. I am so glad.

    • 18 0388jojothecat
      June 12, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      I remember Vicki that’s why I wanted to vote for Biden before I even knew about Barack Obama. Then Senator Biden made sense but the neocons had $ signs in their eyes…..there was money to make and our government to destroy.

  5. June 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm
  6. 20 nospin
    June 12, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I checked out Jack Trammell’s original twitter page and he has kids drawings all over his page. https://twitter.com/jacktrammell
    He also doubled his followers on twitter https://twitter.com/Trammell4Va and I am sure you amazing TOD’ers contributed to that factor. He went from 800 to 1666 followers over night.

    I spent this afternoon scouting the news and blog sites to get a sense on what voters think about Brat vs. Trammell, and most are in favor of Trammell, even the Republicans. Dems have a good chance to win this. The common theme is that most feel this isn’t about Dem vs. Republican, they were fed up with Cantor and the do nothing Republican congress. They are interested in someone who will serve the interest of their community.

    I really feel that Trammell has a shot at winning. However, he has no funding and hopefully that changed or is in the process of being changed.

    • 21 99ts
      June 12, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      I have a thought that Cantor would be very happy if Brat loses – the dems really need to push this one.

    • June 12, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      “The common theme is that most feel this isn’t about Dem vs. Republican, they were fed up with Cantor and the do nothing Republican congress. They are interested in someone who will serve the interest of their community.”

      Very encouraging report, nospin. Thank you!!

  7. 23 anniebella
    June 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Pele passed away this year or was it last. I am interested in seeing how the U.S. will do in the World Cup. I’m not a soccer fan, but I will pull for the U.S. all the way because it would be like what happen the other night in Virginia, a HUGE HUGE SHOCK if the U.S were to win. Go U.S.A.

  8. 29 vcprezofan2
    June 12, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Okay, so I haven’t a clue what important things I’ve missed by following such a hectic personal schedule today, and I don’t have the energy left to go investigating in the village. I think I’ll wait for the week in review. ;)

    • 30 Layla
      June 12, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      I think Chips ‘built that’ just for you lol

      • 31 vcprezofan2
        June 12, 2014 at 8:19 pm

        She did! I believe it, AND am so honoured to be the apple in her eye! :) :)

        BTW, Ms Layla, I noticed that soccer comment and will be keeping my side eye on you – starting tomorrow evening.

  9. 33 99ts
    June 12, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    gm from my world – I just enjoyed reading NW tweets and noticed (with disgust) the continuing war on women via draconian abortion legislation.

    I am convinced this legislation gets pushed whenever the GOP realizes it is in trouble and must prove it is the “morally right” political party. They used to do the latter with “family values” but their family values have disappeared and with a black President running rings around them on that issue, they have been concentrating on abortion.

    They are morally corrupt to the core & care not about women and babies – they just want to hurt people, because they can.

  10. 34 anniebella
    June 12, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    FLOTUS said today that she was going to fight to the bitter end to see that the healthy lunch program is not gutted. I think she knows that this is the Republicans first step in doing away with the entire thing. So I’m on your side FLOTUS, fight on for the kids.

  11. 35 Jovie
    June 12, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    You see? It’s Obamas fault! I knew it!!

  12. 39 criquet
    June 12, 2014 at 8:32 pm
  13. June 12, 2014 at 8:37 pm
  14. 45 vcprezofan2
    June 12, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    HELP! Help! Are there any college teachers in the village, or any recent male college grads? We are getting ready for university convocation early tomorrow [yes, Friday, 13th], but wouldn’t you know, male offspring (who has zero interest in clothes per se) is not sure what to wear. I have asked him several times. Never occurred to him to check, after all they are going to be gowned! :roll: :roll: So since it’ll likely be hot, I ironed a short-sleeved shirt and a pair of dress pants. Of course, no sooner done, I started to 2nd guess (trust me, the lad is NO help) – is that outfit okay? Or should he wear a suit? Or his tux? Or his new tux? What if he wears the shirt and pants and he’s the only one looking so ‘ordinary’? What if he wears the suit or tux and looks over-dressed? If he looks odd man out I’m going to be so upset! Grrrrrr!

    I’m asking here because someone teaching in a college setting, (you all have to attend, right?) or a parent of a male student who has recently been to a convocation might have some relevant insight. Grrrr! It probably shouldn’t matter, but when it comes to inconsequential stuff like this I am a worrier. For myself it doesn’t matter as much, but I don’t want to give boy-o bad advice!!!

    • June 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      Suit, not tux. Short sleeve shirt too ordinary

    • 49 amk for obama
      June 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      google graduation pics.

      • 50 vcprezofan2
        June 12, 2014 at 8:50 pm

        Never thought of that! He wore a tux for elementary and high school grads, but the emphasis then wasn’t on the fact they were gowned. I hate these types of decisions, because as I said, he’s no help.

    • June 12, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      T-shirt, light weight pants … you don’t want him fainting from the heat!! :) [I assure you, from all my years in the academy, many students, especially in graduation ceremonies where it was going to be warm to humid + hot, wore T-shirts, shorts and presentable foot-wear (actually easier and more attractive for the gals than the guys) under their gowns :) )

      • June 12, 2014 at 8:49 pm

        Ugh … lightweight not ‘light weight’ ….

      • 54 vcprezofan2
        June 12, 2014 at 8:54 pm

        Now you guys are playing with my mind! :grin: Thanks for answering though.

        I’m going to go with Zizi’s suit suggestion, because somehow it feels ‘righter’, than the others. Also, too, Amk’s comment reminded me that he did wear a tux for the previous two and this one is supposed to be ‘more important’.

        Now I’ll have to go iron the shirt to go with his suit! :grin: Good thing I don’t mind ironing.

        • 55 amk for obama
          June 12, 2014 at 8:58 pm
        • June 12, 2014 at 8:58 pm

          Actually, VC, I was being quite serious. All he needs to do, when he’s ready to remove his gown and celebrate is go into the men’s room, put on a shirt, tie and sport coat and emerge ready to party as a really classy grad. No need to suffer during the ceremony.

          • 59 vcprezofan2
            June 12, 2014 at 9:13 pm

            Bobfr, you’d really need to meet my offspring. :grin:

            I just asked him if he would put his coat somewhere until he needs to take off his gown, because of heat etc.
            Response: Aw, I’d just grin and bear it if it’s hot.

            Not kidding you, I made three different suggestions since we’ve started our village discussion, and he’s been agreeable to each. /awwggghhh!/

            Thanks again! I suspect the final decision will be made tomorrow morning. Me, once I sign off tonight, I’ll have all options ready and hanging on hangers.

    • 60 Layla
      June 12, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      vc, as PBO was hugging/welcoming yesterday’s graduating class I noticed what the kids were wearing under their gown! So semi dress up looked to be in order, no tux, no suit…so what you ironed sounds great to me! maybe a tie….

      • 61 vcprezofan2
        June 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm

        The tie was already draped over the shirt, but on the hanger the whole lot looked a bit pathetic. I’m one of those parents who has decided ideas about dress clothes versus casual, etc etc. Part of the problem with this occasion is that it’s in the morning, whereas the two previous occasions were at night. Anyhoo, I feel better in my mind after airing things out with you all. Merci buckets, mon amie!

    • June 12, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      All fine suggestions……I think you’re at a point of overthinking it now……Get your camera ready and “Carpe Diem” VC!

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  15. 67 Jovie
    June 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Expect f-18 fighter support for Iraq army in near future.

  16. June 12, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    GE TOD! ICYMI:

    The Obama administration cemented the trade to release Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl only a day before his June 1 release, a top Senate Democrat told reporters Tuesday. “They knew a day ahead of time that the transfer was going to take place,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D—Ill.). “They knew an hour ahead of time where it was going to take place.”…..

    “It comes with some surprise and dismay that the transfers went ahead with no consultation, totally not following the law,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee told reporters a week ago. ****On Tuesday, Feinstein struck a different tone. “I think we need to put an end to all of this now,” she said. “I think enough is enough. I think the Senate has had a hearing and the House has had a hearing,” she said.*****

    Thanks Dianne! We can always count on you to give credibility to GOP attacks before knowing the facts……

  17. June 12, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    THIS x100000000000000000000000

  18. June 12, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    …And before the U.S. government starts to do the next dumb thing again, namely provide fighter aircraft and drone attacks and heaven knows what else, it should stop and think for a change. If America comes to the rescue of this Iraqi government, then this Iraqi government, like so many of the others we’ve fought and died for, will do nothing. It will simply assume that we’ll take over, that we’ll do the job. And when things go wrong, and they certainly will, this cherished government that we’re helping will blame only America. Don’t think for a moment it will be otherwise. Don’t think for a moment that the generals and hawks who want to dispatch American fighters and drones to the rescue know any better today than they’ve known for 50 years…..

    …I am in favor of trying and trying the diplomatic route, which we seem to approach as a last resort, not a first one. In Iraq, this means Washington’s offering up some version of the federal plan that then-Senator Joe Biden and I proposed almost a decade ago. The idea was to keep the country whole, but to let each major group essentially run affairs in its own region. The Kurds are already doing so in the north, and many Shiites are doing so in the south. With some prompting from Washington, Maliki needs to empower a Sunni region in the center and give it its fair share of Iraq’s oil revenues. Then, maybe, the majority of moderate Sunnis and the Shiite soldiers will stand up to the crazed jihadis. A similar decentralized approach might be the only way to lessen or eventually stop the fighting in Syria and to provide some measure of peace in the future Afghanistan.

    …Before the United States jumps off another cliff, let’s simply stop and take note of the bloody realities of more than fifty years. These internal civil wars, including the fights against these terrible extremists, are won and can only be won by the people Americans want to help—not by American troops, planes, drones, trainers, equipment and arms. And in the interest of a great majority of people in these countries who suffer from these wars, Washington owes it to them to try, just try, the diplomatic path of decentralization and federalism.

  19. 92 amk for obama
    June 12, 2014 at 8:59 pm
  20. June 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    This might be fun, especially if Olivia Pope is there. Heh.

    • 94 anniebella
      June 12, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Out there raising money for Democrats, who sometimes I wonder if they are worth it. But I guess since some Dems are running away from POTUS he is doing whatever he can to help by fundraising. I guess we have to look at the bigger picture. Do whatever you can to help.

  21. 95 Ladyhawke
    June 12, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Don’t Be Sucked Into War With Iraq, Again

    By Joseph Cirincione

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    This is not to say, “We told you so,” but to warn that the desperate, quick fixes now being offered are false hopes. The hard truth is that there is little we can do to save the corrupt, incompetent government we installed in Iraq. If 10 years, millions of hours of work and hundreds of billions of dollars could not build a regime that can survive, it is difficult to imagine any fix that can. Those seeking to blame the Obama administration for the collapse are engaged in a cynical game.
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    In other words, the problem is not that we started the war, it is that we never should have ended it.

    None of these critics have the slightest self-awareness. None take responsibility for their previous policy pronouncements. It’s like the driver of a car that has plowed into a crowd of pedestrians blaming the emergency medical technicians for not saving the lives of those injured.

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    http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/06/dont-be-sucked-war-iraq-again/86407/#.U5ojr-ttzVs.twitter


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