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President Obama at the League of Conservation Voters Capitol Dinner

7:10 EDT: President Obama Speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capitol Dinner

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  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Whoa!

    • 2 jacquelineoboomer
      June 25, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      Heart’s beating fast!

      Down girl.

    • June 25, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      Jacqueliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!!!! —> :star:

    • 10 Judith Fardig
      June 25, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      YES! JB scores!

    • 12 GGail
      June 25, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      J’OB – congrats on First!!!

      • 13 jacquelineoboomer
        June 25, 2014 at 7:25 pm

        Thanks, sugar.

        Although I shouldn’t mention sugar, since this is my third day of giving it up. Hey, you can take the girl out of NJ, but you can’t take NJ out of the girl! I still talk like a waitress at a diner!
        :)

        • 14 MightyPamela
          June 25, 2014 at 8:13 pm

          WTG, third day off sugar! Within two short weeks you will begin to feel better than you have ever felt, and it just keeps on like that! And the weight just falls off.. Really, it does.

          • 15 MightyPamela
            June 25, 2014 at 8:15 pm

            Er, :oops: not to say YOU are carrying any weight, but I was holding in at around 125lbs for quite a while, then quit sugar and am now holding at around 111 – 112, easy peasey. And look fantastic as well, I might add! ;)

          • 16 jacquelineoboomer
            June 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm

            I feel better already, truth be told. Better because I made up my mind and I just did it. Easy peazy!

        • 17 57andfemale
          June 25, 2014 at 8:16 pm

          Sugar BAD. Skews everything. Takes me a few days but then I can resist. Bread on the other hand….

          • 18 jacquelineoboomer
            June 25, 2014 at 8:22 pm

            There’s no reason for me to not give up the “BAD” things I’ve been ingesting. I’m not a big foodie. More the gatherer type. (I could practically dumpster dive and survive. Kidding!) Don’t like to grocery shop, cook, think of what to have, etc. I’m not sure what got me started on the junque, especially when I love fruits and vegetables which you can just gather, but it’s really so much healthier not to ingest it, I know that!

          • 19 MightyPamela
            June 25, 2014 at 8:27 pm

            Bread wil follow, 57. After a while of feeling good, as the digestive system adjusts, bread just loses its appeal, then you stop buying it because it goes to waste, even in the freezer. Back in January the pain relief doctor had me go even further on The Alkaline Way diet. She did commend me, however, by saying I was the first patient ever she did not have to elminate near the entire diet! It’s still too many supplements for my liking, that she Rx’d, but my pain levels are lower and not as incapacitating, tho not gone either. :(

            • 20 57andfemale
              June 26, 2014 at 7:15 am

              I’ve been looking at the alkaline diet as well. Pain and the deterioration of my digestion. You are absolutely right – I DO feel better without sugar and the less carbs, the better I feel. I am not a junk food eater, never have been. We eat quality protein, fruits veggies, but bread is my downfall. I know what to do, I just fall off the wagon. At least I’ve had some experience with feeling better – that should be motivation enough!

  2. 21 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2014 at 6:17 pm

  3. June 25, 2014 at 6:18 pm

  4. June 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    • 27 jacquelineoboomer
      June 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      I’m scrolling up, all I saw was the “chalice,” thought it was a tweet about the Pope. Ha. Life is full of little surprises. All.The.Time.

      • June 25, 2014 at 6:39 pm

        :-) Speaking of the Pope, did you see this J? I’m in love with the man.

        • June 25, 2014 at 6:47 pm

          He is an inspiration. No mystery why he and President Obama are so fond of each other.

        • 30 jacquelineoboomer
          June 25, 2014 at 7:06 pm

          I have chills and wet eyes. Even one of the guys in the video was wiping his eyes. Thanks so much for sharing that!

          He and our President have such a love for and way with people, especially children. It’s a beautiful thing to see. They’re so natural at it, and the people get it.

          And if either one of them jumped out of a car in front of me, they’d have to “anoint me” for the last time real quick!

          • 31 hopefruit2
            June 25, 2014 at 7:09 pm

            Indeed JO’B! Very touching.

            • 32 jacquelineoboomer
              June 25, 2014 at 7:22 pm

              What I really like is that he doesn’t need all the protocols and trappings, he gets right in there where he wants to be – among the people. You may know his papal name is after St. Francis, who was wealthy as a young man but decided to live in poverty after some of his life experiences (including seeing the poor begging for food).

              Pope Francis (or, meaning no disrespect, Frankie – as I like to call him) declined to live in the apostolic palace at the Vatican. He lives in a Vatican guesthouse, eating his meals in a common dining room, and saying daily Mass there. At the very least, he’s trying to serve as the example.

          • June 25, 2014 at 7:10 pm

            It was just lovely Jacqueline, and before he even met the people so beautifully I was so struck by the completely ordinary car he was traveling in – he just has no interest in the vulgar trappings of the post his predecessors lavished in. He’s an amazing man, truly inspirational.

            • 34 jacquelineoboomer
              June 25, 2014 at 7:24 pm

              What gets me, in a simple way, is that he still wears his same damn black shoes – Ha! Most Popes put on the white slippers to go with the clothes, but – no – there are those old black shoes, toes pointing upward!

              Love him.

            • 35 MightyPamela
              June 25, 2014 at 8:36 pm

              And he closed the door for himself as well, that was endearing!

        • 36 a4alice
          June 25, 2014 at 7:40 pm

          wow. Every time I hear something about him I am thankful that he was voted in to be Pope. I hope he’s pope for a long time!

        • 37 Nena20409
          June 25, 2014 at 7:47 pm

          <3 this Pope.

          • 38 Judith Fardig
            June 25, 2014 at 11:17 pm

            Pope Francis is taking the Catholic Church back to its focus on the poor and needy. Bravo!

    • 39 hopefruit2
      June 25, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      That photo is HAWT.. I will say no more.

    • 40 Nena20409
      June 25, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Tiger Woods. Wishing him well. I hope that he can continue to dazzle Us for many years to come. I only watch Golf when he is playing.

  5. June 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    We can’t let Ed Schultz repeat his vindictive, irresponsible and reckless behavior of telling people not to vote like he did in 2010 just to spite President Obama. That foolish act did not hurt President Obama, but it did hurt the country.

    Therefore, I solemnly ask you to send a tweet to his a** everyday to let him know, “never again”.

    You can favor your tweet, copy and paste it every damn day.

  6. 45 vcprezofan2
    June 25, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    You all couldn’t wait for a sister, eh?

  7. 46 vcprezofan2
    June 25, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    That pic of Tiger made me think of his father. Tiger looks quite …..ah….mature in this pic.

  8. June 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    As we’ve been saying:

    It’s no accident that McDaniel and the Tea Party are furious at Cochran and the Republican establishment for going to reliably Democratic African American voters hat in hand, and that McDaniel is refusing to concede the race.

    But while McDaniel pouts, it’s time for our national pollsters to realize that there is something seriously wrong with their predictive models for the 2014 midterms. It’s time they woke up and realized that their assumption of minority and Democratic voters sitting home in November is just not measuring up to the reality on the ground. If Democrats can be this organized and make this much difference in blood red areas of the country, its time for pollsters to think twice about where Democratic voters are all over America.

    And this, Jovie, is why last night matters. Yes, Cochran is scum as is McDaniel. BUT, Dems in MS—blood red MS—were organized. If they’re that organized for a GOP primary, it stands to reason they’ll be more so for the general election.

    More here: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2014/6/25/message-from-mississippi-dems-not-sitting-out-2014

    • 54 vcprezofan2
      June 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      ‘it’s time for our national pollsters to realize that there is something seriously wrong with their predictive models for the 2014 midterms. It’s time they woke up and realized……’

      No it’s not. I totally disagree. ;) I say let them occupy themselves by predicting with their outdated methods, while the rest of the country does what needs to be done.

    • June 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      Blacks in Mississippi know that at the end of the day Cochran is going to bring home the pork. McDaniel was going to take them back to the early 19th century. Black people declined the invitation.

  9. June 25, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    The Message from Mississippi: Democrats are Not Sitting it Out This Year
    Spandan Chakrabarti June 25, 2014

    Last night marked the second high-stakes GOP primary where Democrats have screwed up the pollsters’ math. In Virginia’s 7th district, where knocking off an entrenched Republican incumbent in the primary would actually give the Democrat in the race a shot against a nutjob Teabagger, they knocked off Eric Cantor. Now in Mississippi, where a Democrat has a smaller chance of winning the Senate seat than a hailstorm in hell, Democrats – black Democrats – mowed down the Tea Party scourge like it’s nobody’s business.

    • 57 0388jojothecat
      June 25, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      As long as people like Ed Shultz does not tell them to stay home. AA don’t listen or care what Ed Shultz think it’s “his” viewers that do. With Al Sharpton on teevee it will counter whatever Ed says.

  10. 58 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    CNN Breaking News: If Wolf ever had a brain, it’s gone.

  11. 59 vcprezofan2
    June 25, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    You guys remember this gift of love from DD4O? Seems fitting right now when Boehner is trying to get attention with his idiocy, and some Dems are wondering if he can do what he’s threatened.

  12. 60 JER
    June 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm

  13. 61 JER
    June 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    • 62 a4alice
      June 25, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      yay! Thanks for all the tweets from Lake Harriet. It’s great to know that folks around here are excited to hear President Obama speak. I guess there is also a town hall meeting that will be interesting to see. :-)

  14. 63 Nena20409
    June 25, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Josh “The Voice” Earnest on 6-25-14 at the WH presser

    • 64 99ts
      June 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      So what is with the WHPC today? 3 women and an African American in the front row? Do the twits only sit there when they think they have “something on the President” or are they just embarrassed about the latest stupid of their bff Boehner?

  15. 65 JER
    June 25, 2014 at 6:48 pm

  16. 66 hopefruit2
    June 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    ROTFL..Caren is really hiding her feelings – it’s hard to tell one way or the other where she stands.. LOL!

  17. 67 Nena20409
    June 25, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    30 yrs ago, Prince Rogers Nelson released PURPLE RAIN

    Here’s Rep Kieth Ellison doing his part to honor Prince ;)

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/heres-two-members-of-congress-covering-prince-songs/

  18. June 25, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    OK folks, taking a nap. I woke up at 1 a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep. And to top it all off, I decided to have waking dreams all night. Knew I was awake, could feel the missus next to me, but still had vivid dreams.

  19. June 25, 2014 at 7:10 pm

  20. 77 vcprezofan2
    June 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Programme has started on WH link.

  21. June 25, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Jacqueline,

    Congrats on your gold :star:

    I’ve just said Hello POTUS in response to his Hello! Hello! Hello!

  22. 80 vcprezofan2
    June 25, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    PBO is at the mike right now, and he got a great and warm introduction.

  23. 81 Nena20409
    June 25, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    So POTUS will be in MN Thursday and Friday? Yes!

  24. June 25, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    A bit of good news. Maybe other such groups will have the sense to lay down their armed revolutions (terrorism). http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/25/world/corsica-armed-struggle/index.html

  25. 83 Nena20409
    June 25, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Gold :star: for J’OB, Yeah!

  26. 86 mtmarilyn
    June 25, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Did anyone else hear Jonathon Turley on Chris Mathews show? I don’t usually watch but had just sat down and was flipping the channels and saw him on to talk about this lawsuit and he said that he thought Obama had gone beyond his authority. I have never liked Turley but this does worry me. This couldn’t get thru could it?

    • June 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      President Obama is way to good a constitutional scholar and lawyer to do anything illegal.

      • 88 mtmarilyn
        June 25, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        Thank you Bobfr! I do trust him but I worry about the other dishonest judges, there is so much hate for this President, I get scared for him. This is why this place is so important! Also Bobfr, I haven’t said recently how much you are appreciated!!! All those wonderful tweets are so powerful and important. Always know how much you are admired and appreciated.

      • June 25, 2014 at 7:52 pm

        Remember that Jonathon Turley is a stunch Libertarian, As Bob said, President Obama is way to good a “constitutional scholar” and lawyer to do anything illegal.

        Their are people with great knowledge and understanding, but not all have the wisdom to match, like President Obama.

        • 91 mtmarilyn
          June 25, 2014 at 8:08 pm

          I had not thought of him as a Libertarian, but now I can see that he is. I have never trusted him, always wondered why all these so called progressive shows have him on. Thanks RanMan.

          • June 25, 2014 at 8:13 pm

            There is your answer MT…they are not Progressive!

          • 93 dotster3
            June 25, 2014 at 8:28 pm

            He has been a constant PBO critic—–about anything and everything. He’s one who thinks he’s smarter than everyone. And in addition to having a strong Libertarian streak, he also seems to enjoy being contrarian, to stand apart, enjoys the attention. He testified in favor at Clinton’s impeachment trial and defends gun nuts.

        • June 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    • 96 anniebella
      June 25, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      I saw it mtmarilyn, and I am not worry about it. But I am dam mad because all the Republicans are trying to do is get rid of a President they can’t stand, they hate, someone who was voted in office twice, the people voted him in office, not the Supreme Court.

      • 97 mtmarilyn
        June 25, 2014 at 8:35 pm

        I agree annebella, all they want to do is get him out of power and to ruin his legacy. Doesn’t matter what the people want.

    • 98 Nena20409
      June 25, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Also Turley is a pretentious rightie…….

      If Matthews wanted to know, he should have invited Law Professor Tribe. There are plenty Constitutional Lawyers who would put Turley to shame. Matthews is playing the DC/VA punditry games as usual.

      • 99 mtmarilyn
        June 25, 2014 at 8:02 pm

        Thank you Nena20409! I know how much they hate him and want to ruin his legacy, even if it ruins this country. I know the President is a Constitutional lawyer, but I always worry that they will find some detail to do him in. They are so evil I do get scared of them at time.

    • June 25, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      MtMarilyn,

      Someone said it earlier on TV, as I was thinking along the same line.

      The GOP has nothing to give to its base. Nothing. Zip. Nada.

      It tried to decry the stimulus’
      it exploited misplaced and irrational anger against the President;
      it promoted the worst kind of racism, covert racism;
      it enabled the insurgence of the Teabaggers;
      it promised to repeal Obamacare;
      it certified that POTUS will be a one-term President;
      it held hearings after hearings about fake scandals to humiliate the administration;
      it accused POTUS of cover up a BENGHAZI massacre;
      it practiced obstruction every step of the way;
      and it sabotaged every bill it could.
      Yet, the President has been able to govern. Govern, a word you will not find in the lexicon of the TBGOP.

      So here it is. Now what? It needs to give something to the BASE so that the lazy morons that form the base can be busy elsewhere why the GOP holds it on a leash and bring it to the polls in November. Yes, impeach is the only Machiavellian trick that remains in its book. While the BASE will be happy that the Black Socialist Kenyan usurpator is being sued or impeached, it will not ask the most relevant question: What has the GOP done for me lately? What has it done these past two years???

    • June 25, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Overstepped his authority based on what issue exactly?

    • June 25, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      and leave it to Matthews to give these claims legitimacy….

    • 108 0388jojothecat
      June 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      No. This suing crap is for the base and media ratings. Thom Hartman had a constitutional law prof on his show and he said congress has the right to set judicial law giving powers to the scotus to hear lawsuits brouhht by congress. It would still have to pass both houses and PBO would have to sign it. In other words this is going no where but to insight the base and fundraise.

    • 109 57andfemale
      June 25, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      This is what Turley does. Did it to Clinton (which is how he made his career). He did it to Bush, too. He thinks it is 1789 and all Presidents should act as if history hasnt happened and there is no context. Fine for an intellectual, ivory tower classroom discussion but ignores any rational reality.

    • 110 nathkatun7
      June 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Jonathan Turley is not credible! He was one of the people, like Matthews, pushing for the impeachment of Bill Clinton. There are certain people that the media loves that overrated for their intelligence. Turley, like McCain and Glenn Greenwald, is one of them.

  27. June 25, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    He is brutally mocking the Republicans … as he should … and the audience is loving it … as they should :)

  28. 112 Nena20409
    June 25, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    25,914,988 hits

    85,012 before 26M hits.

    In 8.5 days…..is my prediction. ;)

  29. 113 vcprezofan2
    June 25, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Thank you, Mr. President. We’ll continue to pound on the rock (GOPs) together. Maybe a split will happen in November.

  30. June 25, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I LOVE MY PRESIDENT!!!!!!….as someone would say….THAT.IS. ALL. smilin

  31. 115 dotster3
    June 25, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Decent people from all corners love President Obama—–observed once again at this event. It is so maddening and such a shame that the Repubs have so poisoned the climate in this country———literally AND figuratively now that I mention it.

  32. 116 donna dem 4 obama
    June 25, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    • June 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      More than his legacy…it is an attempt to turn back and stymie the 3rd Reconstruction as REV Barber calls it…

      • 118 nathkatun7
        June 25, 2014 at 9:59 pm

        Thank you so much Prettyfoot for sharing this powerful video! I wish it could be shared widely because Rev.Barber, with his deep historical knowledge, puts his finger on exactly what’s going on. I am a strong advocate of the importance of studying the Reconstruction period after the Civil War — as well as the white backlash, better known as the Jim Crow period, that it provoked– in order to understand what’s going on today. But I am so glad the Rev. included the 2nd Reconstruction of the 1950s and 1960s that sought to end Jim crow. The success of the 2nd Reconstruction also provoked a white backlash. This white backlash slowly began in the Nixon years of “Law and Order,” but picked up steam with the so called Reagan Revolution. As far as I am concerned, the Reagan revolution brought about the demise of the 2nd Reconstruction. Lets hope that today people are so awake and so conscious and will vigorously defend the 3rd Reconstruction.

  33. June 25, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Well, here’s one Democrat speaking out anyway:

    http://www.politicususa.com/2014/06/25/democrat-laughs-do-nothing-john-boehners-face-suing-obama-legislating.html

    “With Speaker Boehner and the Tea Party at the helm, this Congress has failed to act on vital legislation to help improve the lives of Americans. The same Speaker who allowed the government to shut down last October, now intends to sue the President of the United States for acting while Congress has not, instead voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act 54 times and turning the tragedy in Benghazi into a manufactured scandal.”

  34. 120 nospin
    June 25, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I wonder if there is a resource that has a tally of how much it is costing tax payers for the Republicans to do nothing and obstruct.

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