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Chat away – President Obama joins the library conspiracy

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Don’t worry, your new library overlords are a civilized bunch.

Chat away!


128 Responses to “Chat away – President Obama joins the library conspiracy”


  1. June 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    The old warren-out face is in the blog. . .

  2. 7 GGail
    June 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    What’s the deal?
    Why y’all being so nice to me and letting me get in First?

    Am to be placed in Spam for the rest of the year – is that what’s about to happen to me?

  3. 10 japa21
    June 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm

  4. 11 GGail
    June 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    LL, I knew you would get a kick out of what POTUS said.

    High five to all library overloards :-)

  5. 13 japa21
    June 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Another way I agree with PBO. I refuse to read a book on Kindle or Nook or any of those devices. I want to feel the paper, turn the page, see how far I have read and how much to go.

    I read 2-3 real books a week. My local librarians are getting tired of seeing me. And since I am a senior, if I forget to return a book on time, there are no late charges. Doesn’t happen often, but nice perk anyway.

    • 14 desertflower
      June 17, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Agreed! Give me a real live book I can hold in my hands and actually turn the pages ANY DAY!

    • 17 57andfemale
      June 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Then I got very serious cataracts, had to raise the money to pay for surgery, and learned to love the kindle.

      Don’t get me wrong: I still adore the feel of books and I own an obscene number of them. I do research for a living, and trust me, my field will never be available on the kindle.

      But when I can’t find one of my 5 copies of Elmer Gantry or East of Eden or my nine copies of anything Jane Austen, it’s nice to have it available on the kindle.

    • 18 99ts
      June 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      I thought the same way – until I received a kindle as a present. Travelling around with thousands of books instantly available is magic. Our house was being overtaken by the bookcases – I was beginning to feel like the TV shows on hoarders. In the downsizing, they sadly have to go.

    • 19 Betsy
      June 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      I read ALOT, but I read real books, books on Kindle and on my IPAD. I don’t care which as long as I get to read.

  6. 20 Nena20409
    June 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    ^5 LL

    Awesome Post to Honor Librarians……YES <3

  7. 21 yardarm756
    June 17, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    OT and yes I have a naughty mat plus knee pads! <3

  8. June 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    It’s pretty funny that the President is touting a 500 year old technology (that was as revolutionary then as the Internet is now) in a discussion about high end technology :-)

    • 23 jacquelineoboomer
      June 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      I think it’s his Irish roots – because it was Irish monks and scribes who (in brief) copied down the historical record of Western civilization and culture, and saved the day!

  9. 24 Nena20409
    June 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/foxs-james-rosen-to-state-dept-spox-why-such-egregious-delay-in-capturing-benghazi-suspect/

    Psaki reiterated the “range of factors” line, prompting Rosen to outright ask why U.S. forces didn’t simply disguise themselves as reporters to capture the suspect. In response, Psaki joked that she happily accepts Rosen’s offer to volunteer himself for future missions of the sort.

    “You’re still not answering the central question, Jen,” Rosen became testy. “You’re not answering the question of why a reporter was able to get within six inches of this guy, and U.S. Special Forces weren’t for more than two years.”

    Her reply, summarized: Reporters have often interviewed suspected terrorists in the past; but it is more complicated for governments to successfully get close to them in a similar manner.

    • 25 57andfemale
      June 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      what a dick.

    • 26 0388jojothecat
      June 17, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      I hope Rosen tries next time and gets taken hostage and remembers that “We don’t negotiate with terrorist” when we (The USA) won’t try to get him back. Of course Faux Noise can pay to get him back.

  10. 27 vcprezofan2
    June 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Geez louise, Lib_L, I guess it was too much to hope that you would have missed this ‘free ad’! ;) ;)

  11. 28 jacquelineoboomer
    June 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm

  12. 31 CEB
    June 17, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I feel the same way that PBO feels about physical books, libraries and book stores. Even though I own 4 Kindles, a Nook, an Ipad with 3 different reading apps, an Ipod Touch and a a lap top that has three different reading apps, I also have books all over my cottage that spill from my at home library to my bedroom, the living room and the garage. The sensory experience of reading physical books cannot be matched by digital books. Many of my fondest memories came from my time in libraries (yes, I was a library aid in high school and in college) and book stores. I think it was Jay Carney who mentioned that PBO loves reading magazines and newspapers in paper form even though he has access to digital copies.

    On the other big news of the day: while the GOP was yelling Benghazi and holding witch hunts disguised as inquiries, as usual PBO was doing what he said he would. “All he does is win, win, win” and his enemies are so filled with hate and envy that they are being consumed by their bile.

  13. June 17, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    • 33 Dudette
      June 17, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      Hey they’ve complaining about that Marine in Mexico. Send Hammity.
      Wouldn’t have to go far and Mitt’s got
      family there. No brainer.

    • 34 0388jojothecat
      June 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      It’s because PBO makes it look so easy. They think if a “black” guy can do this then THEY can do it too….even though PBO has smarts and uses his brains to out think the enemy because the enemy thinks like the GOP.

  14. 35 Nena20409
    June 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/harry-reid-gop-reaction-benghazi-suspect-capture

    Unprompted, and without mentioning any by name, he sounded off on his political adversaries, calling their remarks “shocking and disgusting,” insulting to U.S. special forces and “really pathetic.”

    Here’s what Reid said at the top of his weekly press conference:

    “It doesn’t matter what your ideology is, you should feel good about this. There’s no conspiracy here, this is actual news. But the reaction of some of the Republicans, I’ve been told, is to downplay and insult the brave men and women of our special forces and the FBI. They’re trying to say, oh, it’s no big deal. I wonder if the men and women who captured the terrorist agree. But the Republicans said it’s no big deal. Even in these days of polarization, created by the obstruction, the delay, and diversion of the Republicans, even in these days of polarization, their reaction is shocking and disgusting. They’re so obsessed with criticism, criticizing anything President Obama does. They’ll go so far as to sit here and insult the men and women in uniform and in law enforcement. They should stop and think, just for a little bit, about what it’s like to put your life on the line and to do something for our country — that’s what they did. They’re insulting these good men and women who did some courageous things, heroic things, in order to criticize President Obama. I think they’ve lost touch with reality; it’s really pathetic, there’s no other word for it.”

    • 36 japa21
      June 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Give ‘em Hell, Harry.

    • 37 GGail
      June 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Go get ‘em Harry!

    • 38 jackiegrumbacher
      June 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      They are pathetic and every Democrat and Democratic candidate should be repeating Harry Reid’s charge daily as a mantra. In their rabid hatred of the president, the Republicans have allowed themselves to undermine our Armed Forces and disgrace our flag.

      • 39 0388jojothecat
        June 17, 2014 at 6:53 pm

        I wish Harry or the DEMs would look the “so-called-news-personality” in the eye and ask THEM why are you carrying the water for these republicans and the network republican owners.

  15. 40 Nena20409
    June 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama-meet-congress-leaders-benghazi

    President Barack Obama will meet with the top four congressional leaders — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the deteriorating situation in Iraq.

  16. 43 CEB
    June 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I am looking forward to geeking out at the Maker Faire tomorrow. I just love all of the various activities that the White House hosts that encourage all Americans of all ages and backgrounds to excel, to innovate and to bring ideas into the wider world to transform it in ways that will benefit thousands, if not millions. This administration is all about moving forward, what is the next big idea, how do we get smarter, better and how do we meet the challenges that face us now and in the future. As I have stated here several times in the past, we are on the precipice of a new Golden Age. It is critical that we get the right people in place in local, state and federal government who will continue the gains that are being made. The last 2 to 3 years have shown us that no battle is won forever. We must be ever vigilant or our rights will be diminished. We need people of courage and vision as our leaders; people who want to serve to do something, not to be something (Hillary, Bill, the Bushes, and all of the current GOP and their Tea Party masters, as well as spineless democrats need not apply).

  17. 44 Roberta in MN
    June 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Hi everyone, just getting back and catching up. Thank you to all that gave me a shout out this morning on my getting 1st. I was alone a loooong time. :) Won’t be on much tomorrow either, getting ready for my trip to TX on Thursday. For all you that snuck in there for the prize, congrats on your win. The pictures of POTUS in last thread were mouth watering. Did we have the naughty matts out? I need a rest. :)

  18. 45 japa21
    June 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm

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  20. 49 carolyn
    June 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Another bibliophile here….nothing beats the feel and smell of a book in my hands! I LOVE them. Was a library aide in Jr High and worked at the college library all four years. Libraries are good places, and good things happen in them.

    Every Monday evening during the summer, free reading tutoring is available at our local library….it’s called Rocket Readers, the brainchild of one of the librarians with a degree in reading. There about twelve of us who tutor for two one hour sessions. Parents have enrolled their children for extra help during the summer. Some are second language speakers, some just need help, some fell through the cracks at school, some just need the one on one attention. All of us love it. One of my colleagues in my Eng Dep’t at my college got me on to it. She’s never done anything like this before. Always taught college age, pretty good and motivated students, and her girls are exceptionally bright. This is an eye opening experience for her, and she is loving it! She positively glows after we’re through. I play word games with them…..that’s half of the hour. Plain old board games, no electronics, and they love it. Good learning and camaraderie happens.

    All this to say, libraries are essential to a civilized society and bring so much to life.

    I know that PBO’s library will be a REAL one, with real books and much more. Not a vanity “art gallery” of bad painting.
    So good to know that our president admires librarians!!!!!

  21. 50 yardarm756
    June 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    • 51 jackiegrumbacher
      June 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      Yardarm, I sometimes think we’ve been invaded by time travelers from 100 years ago. People like Tills have attitudes that I thought and hoped had died years ago. Do they ever hear themselves? Do they understand how despicable they appear to decent people? And this is a serious contender for the Senate! Good God!!!!

      • 52 yardarm756
        June 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm

        Even the world, like every living thing, has an asshole. Only the world has more than one. :-)

  22. June 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm

  23. 54 Linda
    June 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Ezra Klein is in for Alex Gagme

  24. 57 yardarm756
    June 17, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    More Yardarm e-mails

    Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.
    The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days.”

    The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.”

    She was right — our generation didn’t have the ‘green thing’ in our day.

    Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles, and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed, sterilized, and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over.

    So they really were recycled.

    But we didn’t have the “green thing” back in our day.

    Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable, besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was
    to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the
    school) was not defaced by our scribbling. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown bag but we didn’t do the “green thing” back then.

    We walked up stairs because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb
    into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

    But she was right. We didn’t have the “green thing” in our day.

    Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line — not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts — wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from
    their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.
    But that young lady is right; we didn’t have the “green thing” back in our day.

    Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.

    In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

    But she’s right; we didn’t have the “green thing” back then.
    We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

    But we didn’t have the “green thing” back then.

    Back then people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family’s $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the “green thing.” We had one electrical outlet in a
    room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And
    we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from
    satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest
    burger joint.
    But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the “green thing” back then?

    Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person…

    We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to piss us off . . .especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can’t make change without the cash register telling them how much.

    Stupid little shit.

    • 58 57andfemale
      June 17, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      I remember all of this. I remember being single in the 70’s in Chicago, doing a little grocery shopping every night after work so I could carry the groceries on the el or bus.

      I remember my mother washing out cottage cheese cartons because you couldn’t buy disposable plastic containers.

      I also remember appliances lasting more than a year. That smartass may use reusable grocery bags, but she’s buying a new microwave and toaster every couple of years and throwing the broken one in the trash.

      Give me a break.

      • 59 yardarm756
        June 17, 2014 at 5:08 pm

        THIS^^^

      • 60 jackiegrumbacher
        June 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm

        And “dishwashers” were humans with dishcloths and real towels (not paper ones.) You didn’t dispose of shoes because they were a little worn, you took them to the shoe repair shop, one of the dying species of US retail. My sisters and I dried our hair with a brush because we didn’t own an electric hair dryer. We didn’t own a car for years and walked everywhere. Yet somehow we survived.

        • 61 57andfemale
          June 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm

          Well, it’s still humans with dish cloths in my house. Ah yes – the shoe repair shop. I look now for someone who can repair a purse strap and you can’t find anyone.

          Mr. 57 is a clock restorer of really high end antique clocks – there just is no one left who understands what he does.

          Hair dryer? Hey, I’m from a Jewish family – my cousins ‘ironed’ their hair – literally. I used soup cans to get that 60’s ‘lift’.

          Oh my God, this is FUN.

        • 62 Alycee (@jazziz2)
          June 17, 2014 at 6:27 pm

          Yeah, and I was the dishwasher; however, I promised myself at the age of six that as an adult, I’d ALWAYS have a dishwasher in my home. The one time I lived in Base Housing — NO dishwasher; I went out and bought one that hooked-up to the kitchen faucet!

          As a kid, I always used paper towels to dry my place setting; my Mom made me use my allowance to buy my own paper towels.

        • 63 Alycee (@jazziz2)
          June 17, 2014 at 6:34 pm

          Oh, yeah, the shoe repair shop in my town was owned by Mr. Mellace. His shop was one of the first in town with air conditioning. He was an Italian immigrant who never lost his heavy accent. If the shop wasn’t busy, he’d let us sit there and chat and play. He’d also talk to/lecture us, couldn’t understand most of what he said, however, the one thing that was always clear was “be a good girl and mind your parents.”

          I spoke with his son last year, and he was surprised that I remembered his father.

        • 64 99ts
          June 17, 2014 at 7:08 pm

          My dad was our shoe repair shop – shoes got new soles until you grew out of them & then the sisters and/or cousins got them! I was 12 before we had a car and my folks didn’t get a TV until I got my first job and bought one for them.

      • 65 GGail
        June 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm

        Cottage cheese cartons – we did too!!!

        • 66 57andfemale
          June 17, 2014 at 5:18 pm

          remember the elastic covers that went on top of bowls? We re-washed those all the time!

          • 67 GGail
            June 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

            Oh the memories. The versatility of each thing that came into a household.

            • 68 57andfemale
              June 17, 2014 at 5:31 pm

              I was raised by Depression era parents, who were a generation older than the parents of my contemporaries. however, their parents were raised during WW II and understood how to make things last.

              • 69 Alycee (@jazziz2)
                June 17, 2014 at 6:40 pm

                My Mom was born in 1932, so according to her much older siblings, they had the same mother & father, but different parents.

                My aunts and uncles taught me all of the Depression era lessons. The one thing that I noticed among my friends during the economic downturn — those that had been influenced by Depression era relatives fared my better than those who were not.

                • 70 57andfemale
                  June 17, 2014 at 9:25 pm

                  “They had the same mother and father but different parents.” Perfect. B

                  My brother and I were 15 years apart. I was born 11 months after my 11 year old sister’s death from an aneurysm. We indeed had very different parents. Both of my parents were dead by the time I was 21, but my brother and I found each other because of that loss and were so close. I lost him too early, December, 2000. He, too, was a very different generation, but it is from him that I have my love of classic movies and so much else.

                • 71 57andfemale
                  June 17, 2014 at 9:29 pm

                  The parents of my contemporaries freaked out over the changes of the 60s. My mother grew up in the 20’s. Nothing fazed her and she knew I’d be fine, as were all her friends who had lived through a similar wild time.

      • 72 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        June 17, 2014 at 6:21 pm

        Yes, I remember all of this, too! In fact, I still DO some of it; and just last night, I was just bitching about my microwave breaking down. Although I owned the damn thing for almost 13 years, it was only used once or twice a MONTH for a minute or two each time. I want a F’ing refund! It will be awhile before I buy a new one; not because I can’t afford it, but because I hate to spend money when I feel I got gypped. When my car died with only 98,000 miles on it, it took me a year to buy a new one — I walked! I had that car maintained and programmed for at least 150,000 miles, yet it died at 98,000. I’m still mad at Chrysler!

    • 74 anniebella
      June 17, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      What kind of lies are the LIARS (Republicans) telling now?

      • 75 anniebella
        June 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm

        I know they are not plase with the Benghazi suspect being caught.

      • 77 57andfemale
        June 17, 2014 at 4:23 pm

        Harry Reid came out, swinging: they are already lying about the capture of this Benghazi guy and he’d had enough of it. He said it was outrageous that they cannot celebrate something like this. I wish he’d call them out for the traitors that they are. What are they going to do? Be outraged? They’re on outrage overload no matter what.

        I guess the hearings are going on and I thought it was funny that we haven’t heard Word One about them. I assume they’re happening. Anyone know?

  25. 78 yardarm756
    June 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Unbelievable.

    • 79 anniebella
      June 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      This is the kind of B.S. POTUS have had to deal with for 4 and 1/2 years.

    • 81 57andfemale
      June 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      Wait – did Hillary air lift in with the Special Forces? I thought she didn’t work for the administration anymore.

      I am so confused.

      • 82 Obama Grandmama
        June 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm

        What I heard on The Last Word when Hillary was interviewing on Fox sounded to me like she was taking credit for the Benghazi terrorist being captured. Right on! Back to taking credit for what she did not do nor was even in office then. Kind of like being influential in the peace in N. Ireland.

        • 83 57andfemale
          June 18, 2014 at 8:03 am

          And her ‘taking fire’ in Kosovo, wasn’t it?

          Here is what disturbs me: she is no better a politician now than she was in 2007/2008. Her world view is 20 years old – I really question her ability to be a decent President. Of course I will vote for her if she is the nominee and find ways to get others to vote for her. But in 2008 I came to the realization that she is really mediocre at best and married lucky. She has the inspiration of PBO and cannot get herself unstuck from her personal ambition and rise to the challenge – just what turned me off to her in 2008.

          It disturbs me that she thinks this ploy of playing to the right is actually going to turn into support. this is a very different world, and she will gain nothing. Yes, Wall St. will love her, but that’s because she’s truly RW when it comes to those issues. PBO had to make progress, but in his heart of hearts he would have slapped New Deal-type regulation on their asses. Hillary won’t even put those values in her head.

  26. 84 kasai
    June 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm

  27. 85 Linda
    June 17, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    CNN has a countdown clock for Hillary’s Town Hall.

    oh my……

  28. 86 Ladyhawke
    June 17, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    And there will be instant scoring on her performance after the interview just like the olympics.

  29. 90 kasai
    June 17, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I Love My President…and that is all:-)
    He keeps moving right along…leaving Media to Dust.
    Viva Obama!!!

  30. June 17, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I hear you, Mr. President. I love a library too

  31. 100 carolyn
    June 17, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Our wonderful president does about sixty different things at the same time! I read a comment that Hillary wrote her book so people could see that a person can do TWO things at the same time! This was in answer to some dumb question about pivoting from one thing to another. Our president has been doing much more than TWO ever since he was elected. Just because the MSM can’t focus on more than one thing at a time….they think no one can.

    But, maybe that’s good, because now, so many situations they were obsessing over are already gone from their minds…..i.e. Bergdahl.

    I’m so glad Reid called out these traitors! The nerve of Boehner to say PBO was taking a nap! I sometimes wonder if he does have time to sleep with all he has to do!

  32. 101 JER
    June 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    • 102 carolyn
      June 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      This is sure different from GWB. THREE places want PBO’s library……which will be a true library. Only one place even offered to house GWB’s edifice, and the United Methodist bishops and pastors wrote a letter of strong protest about having the building on SMU’s campus. Of course the wealthy trustees overruled them.

    • 103 57andfemale
      June 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      It’s going to be in Chicago, on the South side. If I were a betting man, I’d say the U of C. Although Chicago State University would send a powerful message to the working class of America. Howeve, U of C already has the property, I believe.

      • 104 dotster3
        June 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm

        UIC has picturesque spot to offer also. Am I wrong here?——I would love a “picturesque spot” on the lakefront, which is easily accessible for Chgo’s world visitors——-President Obama is admired around the globe and will belong to all of us here and around the world, post-presidency, imho. Some of the locations were chosen solely to use the library as an economic engine in a depressed area. I might be selfish here, or all wrong, but I don’t want it tucked away somewhere in a difficult location—–I want it out there, shining brightly, as befitting the man. I agree that because of the personal connections that U. of Chgo. probably has the upper hand.

        • 105 57andfemale
          June 17, 2014 at 5:35 pm

          UIC is on the near north side. U of C would be close to the lake. Both are accessible but U of C would be a draw for other attractions in the area – all of the museums, Shedd Aquarium, Planetarium, downtown, etc.

          I, too, am torn a little – I would love to see the library be an engine for urban development, but I’m afraid I agree: U of C would be a great location and draw many more visitors to Chicago. It will still employ a lot of people and spur job growth.

        • 106 Layla
          June 17, 2014 at 5:35 pm

          I think 2. Chicago and Hawaii, in honor of his Mom.

          • 107 dotster3
            June 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm

            I would like that too—-would have to raise a lot of “moneys”, but I bet that’s possible.

    • 108 Dudette
      June 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      I’m cool w/ all 3. We got enough stuff from TOD alone to fill a library.

    • 109 Obama Grandmama
      June 17, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      I think Chicago for the Presidential Library, but Hawaii for a museum about his childhood and early family life. Let us do both. I think his greatness belongs to the world, not just us. He does deserve the Nobel Peace Prize he won and so much more. I believe his next chapter will be in a more worldly venue.

  33. 110 Linda
    June 17, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    CNN just showed Hillary’s limo pulling up to the event…..

    They just did a pre-emptive hit piece on her on the Tapper show

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  35. 112 57andfemale
    June 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm

  36. 116 57andfemale
    June 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm

  37. 117 dotster3
    June 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Young adults healthier after passage of Obamacare—-and it’s saving them money……..(of course, but nice to see it in print)

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/la-na-obamacare-young-adults-20140617,0,1216547.story

  38. 118 57andfemale
    June 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm

  39. 119 Jovie
    June 17, 2014 at 5:28 pm

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    June 17, 2014 at 5:28 pm

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  43. 123 Jovie
    June 17, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    That’s strange !

  44. 125 Ladyhawke
    June 17, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    NO SUCH THING AS UNCONTESTED GOOD NEWS

    ‘Good news … I guess’

    By Steve Benen

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    We talked last week about the notion that for much of the right, there is simply no such thing as uncontested good news. An American POW goes free? Complain that he didn’t deserve it. Unemployment rate drops? Complain that the White House has orchestrated a conspiracy to manipulate data. A strike takes out Osama bin Laden? Complain that Bush and Cheney aren’t getting enough credit.

    U.S. forces capture a suspected terrorist believed to be responsible for the murder of four Americans? Complain about … whatever the right can think of.

    Indeed, as the afternoon has progressed, the right’s potential talking points have begun to take shape – enough to create a Top 10 list.

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    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/good-news-i-guess#break

  45. June 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    “What he did in the period just before the attack has remained unclear. But Mr. Abu Khattala told other Libyans in private conversations during the night of the attack that he was moved to attack the diplomatic mission to take revenge for an insult to Islam in an American-made online video.

    An earlier demonstration venting anger over the video outside the American Embassy in Cairo had culminated in a breach of its walls, and it dominated Arab news coverage. Mr. Abu Khattala told both fellow Islamist fighters and others that the attack in Benghazi was retaliation for the same insulting video, according to people who heard him.

    In an interview days after the attack, he pointedly declined to say whether he believed an offense such as the anti-Islamic video might indeed warrant the destruction of the diplomatic mission or the killing of the ambassador. “From a religious point of view, it is hard to say whether it is good or bad,” he said.”

  46. 128 Jovie
    June 17, 2014 at 5:44 pm


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