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On This Day: President Obama in Jacksonville, July 19, 2012 (Photo by Christopher Dilts for Obama for America)


106 Responses to “Chat On”


  1. July 19, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Strolling on in :cool:

  2. 2 Betsy
    July 19, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Hello, how is everyone?

  3. 11 Anna
    July 19, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Third, maybe……….

  4. 14 GGail
    July 19, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I just want a fair chance!!!

  5. 19 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 19, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE PICTURES OF PBO WITH CHILDREN….SO COMPASSIONATE AND BEAUTIFUL!

  6. 20 hopefruit2
    July 19, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    As I told this individual, just because the media is covering a couple 100 anti-Obama folk doesn’t mean that there are no pro-Obama supporters getting his message out. They’re not just doing it via the corrupt corporate media – which exists to serve only one set of interests.

    • 21 GGail
      July 19, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      People on the left who believe we don’t have a way to get our message out are those we DON’T want on our side. The have no imagination and are easily discouraged.

    • 22 vcprezofan2
      July 19, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      O, I didn’t notice that you were chatting to Chernynkaya too! I had a convo with him/her too, trying to say that if we do our part FOX et al won’t stop us. I don’t think I convinced him/her of anything though.

      • 23 GGail
        July 19, 2014 at 6:32 pm

        vc, they are whiners who want someone else to make their life easy

        • 24 vcprezofan2
          July 19, 2014 at 6:44 pm

          In this case, I’m not sure. All his tweets that I’ve seen have been supportive, and in this one he seems to be expressing a genuine concern that our side doesn’t have a network behind us. Something we have all lamented from time to time. What I was trying to remind him of was the fact that despite this lack, we could still get our message out – as PBO did in 2008 and 2012.

          Indeed here from his own TL is a retweet saying virtually what I was trying to say……

          My conclusion is that he was just having a ‘down’ moment as we all also do from time to time.

          • 25 GGAIL
            July 19, 2014 at 7:09 pm

            He’s not the one I was referring to. See hf`s tweet. I was replying to that cherno person whining.

            • 26 vcprezofan2
              July 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

              I know; it IS the Cherno person I’m talking about. Chernyn was the one who had Gabba’s media tweet in his TL, sometime before he shared his own tweet about being outgunned by GOPs + FOX. That’s one reason I am thinking his own tweet was sent in a moment of frustration.

          • 31 jacquelineoboomer
            July 19, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      • 32 hopefruit2
        July 19, 2014 at 8:18 pm

        Indeed vc :) I saw your tweets as well. Good push back1

        • 33 vcprezofan2
          July 19, 2014 at 8:31 pm

          You iz back! :)

          I didn’t want to argue with C, and it seemed like we weren’t likely to get anywhere, so …. We do all get our grumpy times, I guess.

          • 34 hopefruit2
            July 19, 2014 at 9:12 pm

            Yup…I actually agree with most of her tweets, but some times she gets easily discouraged and so I try to give her some perspective.

            • 35 vcprezofan2
              July 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm

              This is what I was trying to explain to GGail earlier but made a mess of it.

              I also wasn’t sure if he was a she or she was a he or a she or whatever, so thanks for clarifying. :grin:

    • 36 Vicki
      July 19, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      good job, hopefruit!

      100 paid propagandists on TV Versus 100,000,000 voters Not on TV but who know the score. I like our chances

  7. July 19, 2014 at 6:14 pm

  8. 42 vcprezofan2
    July 19, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    And bringing up the rear….for now anyways! :grin:

    Given its elasticity of meaning, pretty soon I’ll be ‘furst’

  9. July 19, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    True …

  10. July 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Yep …

    • July 19, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      Am sure she’s seeing many more photos than the ones available online, such as the one linked in this tweet …

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            • 49 dotster3
              July 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm

              I cannot believe what is going on at that crash site. No one is in charge except a rag tag bunch of goofs with guns. The bodies were allowed to remain where they fell for over 48 hours, 100+ still not recovered, reported looting of credit cards and other belongings, people just allowed to trample all over the crash site, recovered bodies being taken away in backs of trucks and driver doesn’t know where he’s taking them. This is the most indecent, disgusting response to a catastrophe I’ve ever seen. Decent people everywhere are in disbelief and outraged. I can’t even imagine the utter shock and agony of family members. And it looks like the world is in agreement on where the fault lies.

              • July 19, 2014 at 7:36 pm

                “I can’t even imagine the utter shock and agony of family members.”

                Neither can I; heartbreaking to say the least.

              • 51 jackiegrumbacher
                July 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm

                Dotster, this is so far beyond belief that I can’t even describe the level of anger and outrage I feel about it. How can this be allowed to happen? Where are the international forces to put an end to this atrocity? The treatment of a human catastrophe of this proportion hasn’t been this poorly handled since the days of the czars. It’s just astonishing and crosses all boundaries of decency.

      • 52 Vicki
        July 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm

        Taking the bodies. Is it possible to go any lower. Are they hoping to provoke a NATO intervention?

        • July 19, 2014 at 6:59 pm

          We are witnessing the very worst of our species, Vicki. What they are doing is destroying evidence apart from desecrating the bodies of the victims.

          • 54 vcprezofan2
            July 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm

            Tell me briefly, Bobfr, why wouldn’t Ukraine step forward and secure the site as it relates to the dead, if not the security of a crime scene?

            • July 19, 2014 at 7:25 pm

              Butting in, in case Bob’s not around: the area where the plane was shot down is controlled by pro-Russia separatists (who, it is assumed, fired the missile at the plane, and now want to hide the evidence).

              • July 19, 2014 at 7:35 pm

                Happy for you to join the conversation, any time, Chips :)

              • 58 vcprezofan2
                July 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm

                TY. I’m with that part, CC, but because it did happen in Ukraine, and it is an international incident, I’ve been wondering why the Ukrainan military etc doesn’t move in (give permission to international forces to support them if needed) and take control of the site itself, if not the area?

                • July 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm

                  It may come to that VC if these reports about what’s going on at the site are true (and I’m hugely wary of propaganda from both sides on this). Of course, if European/international forces helped, that could result in direct conflict with Russian-supported forces – and that’s beyond scary.

            • July 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

              They have sent volunteers to help, VC, but it’s important to recognize that the are is controlled by Russian forces and Russian-armed Ukrainian separatists whom have been blatantly hostile to observers, the press and the volunteers. They informed the OSCE observers that if they didn’t leave the very small portion of the crash site they allowed them to see, they would take them hostage.

              If Ukrainian forces arrived it would become a battlefield, immediately. That’s why so much pressure is being applied to Putin to give the orders to HIS troops (the actual commanders of the Ukrainian separatists) to back off. That’s the only way a full investigation can be underway and proper treatment of the victims assured.

              • July 19, 2014 at 7:34 pm

                BTW, the situation will become even more tense in the next few hours as various investigators from different Nations, including US FBI and NTSB experts begin arriving in Ukraine and traveling to the site.

                Also, “the are” in the first sentence of my reply should be “the area” …

              • 63 vcprezofan2
                July 19, 2014 at 7:47 pm

                TY. It’s already too late for proper treatment and a full investigation. IMO anything they find now will be tainted.

                I guess a part of me is so outraged that they would not have covered or protected the bodies after their massacre that, momentarily, I’m all for going in with backup from the countries whose citizens have been murdered and blowing them out of the way. Sigh!

                • July 19, 2014 at 7:51 pm

                  It may come to that, VC. One thing that I’m certain and that is that Putin has been informed in no uncertain terms that he better get his dudes out of Ukraine. The remaining “separatists” are a pack of drug addicts and drunks who’d not last a couple of hours in a match just with Ukraine special forces, let alone Dutch or Australian or UK or Malaysian special ops folk (whom are highly skilled).

      • 69 99ts
        July 19, 2014 at 10:53 pm

        I am reminded of 100 years ago – in the midst of a horrific war – both sides would pause – and allow the other side to gather their dead and wounded. Not so Putin’s terrorists.

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  14. 85 vcprezofan2
    July 19, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    There is a video highlighted in this post that you really, REALLY need to see. It’s only 7½ mins but it packs a lot. If you have watched it before today – what the heck – watch it again!

    //………………………..

    One of the reasons I’ve followed President Obama so closely is that I finally felt like I found just that.

    The real deal doesn’t come along very often in politics. But I had that same reaction today when I watched this video of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick talk about his plans to work with the federal government to provide shelter for the unaccompanied children who have come here from Central America. You can skip to about 4:45 on the video to see the pertinent portion.
    ……………………….//

    http://www.immasmartypants.blogspot.ca/2014/07/the-real-deal.html

    • 86 anniebella
      July 19, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      vcprezofan2 thank you for that video. I skip to 4:45 and watch it and I said this months ago, that if Gov. Patrick were to run in 2016 he has my vote.

      • 87 vcprezofan2
        July 19, 2014 at 8:58 pm

        Wasn’t it great, Annieb? :grin: It’s such a terrific feeling to listen to a speaker who speaks intelligently and expresses positive ideas. After decades of corruption and insincerity etc, during this political era we are meeting some politicians who are not ashamed to speak/live lives of integrity and to serve for the good of the majority.

    • July 19, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      Excellent video, VC. Thank you. Gov Patrick is indeed the ‘real deal.’

  15. 90 forus50
    July 19, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Sadness this weekend with such senseless cruelty all over the globe.

  16. 91 dotster3
    July 19, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    “The crash site remains a hideous mess that will make it harder for investigators to establish what happened and for relatives to get peace.”

    This account is just unbelievable…..

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/chaos-at-malaysian-airlines-crash-site-leaves-victims-by-the

  17. July 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm

  18. 93 Vicki
    July 19, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Not being carried much but in London 100,000 people marched in support of Gaza. Large protests also in Glasgow, Paris, Istanbul and Haifa(Israel)
    In NYC, meanwhile a small group of politicians mostly Dems I’ve voted for met at City Hall to “Stand With Israel.” Kept outside the gates were a few protesters.

    The NY Times, today, referenced in its editorial the article from yesterdays editorial essays (Chips kindly posted it here yesterday) by Nathan Thrall placing the blame again where it belongs. The current assault by Israel may be at least partly understood as a tantrum sanctioned by the US and Europe in response to the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation alliance and its applications to the UN. Quite a tantrum.
    The Times goes on to say that the best solution remains an agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. I am delighted to see The times has a nuanced understanding of what is happening.

    The newspapers are counting the dead but not the misery.

    70% of Gaza has no electricity. Before this war Gaza had electric 7-8 hours a day.
    Photos are coming out tonight of Israelis cutting the electrical wires in The West Bank also. Specifically to Ramallah the seat of the PA.

    • July 19, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      “The newspapers are counting the dead but not the misery.

      70% of Gaza has no electricity. Before this war Gaza had electric 7-8 hours a day.
      Photos are coming out tonight of Israelis cutting the electrical wires in The West Bank also. Specifically to Ramallah the seat of the PA.”

      It’s a mad dash among Putin, Bibi, Assad & ISIL to see who can out atrocity the other ….

  19. July 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Did you take your ASVAB test for the Air Force yet?

    • 97 Layla
      July 19, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Got 2 answers wrong…sad

    • 99 vcprezofan2
      July 19, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Well Jovie, I do not know what ASVAB means but I had fun with all the questions. I was ‘poifect’ in all language related sections which I completed first, then fumbled around with all the others, surprising myself with correct guesses in several instances. :grin: Nice of you to share.

  20. 101 dotster3
    July 19, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    This was interesting—-just talked to daughter who just got back from Dallas—–where her co. was hosting a leadership training for Chicago Public School principals at their HQ there—–not clear on all the details——but somehow CBS sent Frank Luntz there (now works at CBS and FOX)—–and he was to host some segment there. But it soon became clear to all that Luntz was only interested in hearing bad stuff about PBO, Rahm and Dems——-cut off anyone who had anything positive to say—–this was supposedly going to be used for a CBS report on Back To School, or something. So the Chgo principals saw what was happening, became disgusted and enraged by the misleading dialogue and questions and all walked out on Luntz en masse. Hooray.

    • July 19, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      Hoorah for them! This is perfect example of how the right plans and schemes and worms their way into groups like this. They lie, lie and lie some more or misrepresent………anything it takes to be negative and spread their hate and fear and intolerance.

  21. 104 Lynn
    July 19, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Please help talk me out of having a stroke. Donald Rumsfeld is getting 2 and a half hours on the HistoryChannel at nine thirty pm. Who the FFFUUUCCCKKK is programing this filth??

    Oops. Sorry to fly so totally off on a tangent, but it’s too dark to head for the wood pile and ….. the fury inside …. I need to go away now.

    • 105 dotster3
      July 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      I see A&E (Hearst) and Walt Disney each own 50% of the History Channel. Guess they have an agenda——to cleanse the record of war criminal Rumsfeld. It matters who owns our media. Getting uglier all the time.

      • 106 Lynn
        July 19, 2014 at 9:32 pm

        Thanks for the response, dotster. With everything that’s happened in the last 72 hours, the thought of that monster (one of many) spewing…..I just want an axe in my hands and something to hew … I need to go away now. I’m not a safe conveyance.


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