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  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    July 23, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Waaait for me!

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      July 23, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Nerdy, you stop right there and wait for an old la ….oops!…friend

    • July 23, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Even with a malfunctioning ‘puter, you’re STILL first???? :shock:

      Congrats VeeeeeeCeeeeee – and thank you Nerdy for the laughs!!!!

      • 4 vcprezofan2
        July 23, 2014 at 7:37 pm

        TY :grin: Now if I could just get on twitter, Chips Chica, I’d be okay for now!

        • July 23, 2014 at 7:37 pm

          Still no Twitter progress??

          • 6 vcprezofan2
            July 23, 2014 at 7:41 pm

            No, and I’ve tried changing my password several times. It just keeps refusing me . It send me an email contact but my responses are always rejected!!!!

            I sure to god hope it acknowledges me when I sign in on the laptop – if my account is still there.

            Maybe you should pretend to be me and send a few comments from my account….or TO my account.

            • July 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm

              That’s bizarre VC, but I saw someone else (not that I can remember who) saying they had the same problem recently.

              Can anyone here help??

              • 8 vcprezofan2
                July 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

                Teeheehee – Are you sure it wasn’t me?

              • 9 vcprezofan2
                July 23, 2014 at 7:56 pm

                Also, could/would you send me a message there hinting that I’m on vacation? I’m probably losing my small group of followers as they don’t see any response/action. Not to mention I’ve seen some good visuals/tweets since Monday and have been real ticked that I couldn’t add my 1c worth. Sigh!

                • July 23, 2014 at 7:58 pm

                  How do you mean VC, a DM or a tweet?

                  • 11 vcprezofan2
                    July 23, 2014 at 8:02 pm

                    A tweet, please, addressed to the old me. Hey, maybe a PBO baby tweet with a fun message. Maybe it might get retweeted, who knows? :grin:

                    [Even as I typed the above a half of me was thinking – ‘VC, you are really weird!” :)

                    • July 23, 2014 at 8:04 pm

                      :-)

                    • 13 vcprezofan2
                      July 23, 2014 at 8:06 pm

                      THIS is ‘poifect’! I truly <3 <3 <3 you, CC! A gazillion THANKS! :) :) :)

                    • July 23, 2014 at 8:10 pm

                      <3 <3 <3 VC <3 <3 <3

                    • 15 vcprezofan2
                      July 23, 2014 at 8:20 pm

                      ^5 /right hand/

                      ^5 / left hand /

                      ^5 /my right hand to your left hand/

                      Can you tell I’m feeling giddy? :grin: :grin:

                      [ps: This is why I don't drink. I have a tendency for sometimes being inexplicably wired so I determined early not to add alcohol to that. ;) ;) After all, who could predict the outcome?]

                    • 16 Dudette
                      July 23, 2014 at 8:19 pm

                      <3 :-D <3

                    • 17 vcprezofan2
                      July 23, 2014 at 8:26 pm

                      Yes, I was shamelessly begging! :grin: Did you see *my* tweet on twitter?

                      Honestly, Dudette, I never thought not being able to get on would bother me so much, when you consider that it took me sooooo long to build courage to join in the twitter brigade! I actually felt like my hands were tied when I read some of the twitter comments these past couple of days.

      • 18 Nerdy Wonka
        July 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm

        Glad you enjoyed them.

    • 19 vcprezofan2
      July 23, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks! :cool:

    • 20 No Child Left Behind
      July 23, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Can’t believe it, VC!

      Congrats on your first!!!!!!!

      • 21 vcprezofan2
        July 23, 2014 at 7:48 pm

        /HUGE grin here/ :grin: Thanks NCLB! I couldn’t believe it either.
        As the days go by I’m acquiring a bit more respect for this old clunker – most of all because it got me here, and because it has now delivered me to the front twice. :grin:

    • 22 Dudette
      July 23, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      What? No way! :-)

  2. July 23, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Ok, laughing at tweets at the reference desk gets you odd looks.

  3. July 23, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Long before LeBron James announced that he was “coming home” to the Cleveland Cavaliers, journalists and fans had started making the rounds of his Akron, Ohio home to get any whiff of Decision 2.0. The #LeBronWatch that followed made the commotion in his neighborhood only worse, with cops having to direct traffic and the hundreds of people outside his Idlebrook Drive home. But his neighbors aren’t complaining. Especially after the four-time NBA MVP sent them a dozen cupcakes on Tuesday night, apologizing for the chaos.

    “We know things have been hectic in the neighborhood these past few weeks and we are sorry for the chaos,” the note reads. “We are so thankful to live in this wonderful community and we are so blessed to have understanding neighbors like you. “As a gesture of our gratitude and appreciation, our family wants to give you something that is meaningful to us, our foundation’s cupcakes. We hope you enjoy the treat!” The note is signed off — Savannah. LeBron. Bronny. Bryce — in the signature family man spirit that James loves to embrace.

    “I thought it was really great of him to do that, he’s never done anything like that in the past,” Bath resident David Galehouse told Beacon Journal news partner WEWS. The neighbors are now getting messages from everyone from Good Morning America to ESPN to use the images. “Now I know what being a Twitter celebrity feels like,” one of James’ young neighbor said after his phone started blowing up with messages.

    Six of the cupcakes were cherry cola and the other half were chocolate chunk, both flavors exclusively made by Baker Blvd. Decadent Cupcakes & Desserts, who then turn 50 percent of sales to the LeBron James Family Foundation. That money goes to the non-profit group’s programs to help raise graduation rates for struggling families and students. Every piece ($2.25) comes with an “I Promise” wristband, similar to one worn by the basketball star to acknowledge a commitment to community.

  4. 31 vcprezofan2
    July 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Don’t hit me anyone, but there are a couple of these comedians whose humour actually bother me (mainly because they carry a certain undercurrent that is a bit jarring). Just saying.

  5. 36 yardarm756
    July 23, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Can someone tell me why we need to increase our involvement in European sanctions when they don’t appear to want to save their own asses? Do we really want to continue peddling our form of democracy(which we’re not good at)? Just asking.

    • 37 Dudette
      July 23, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Actually Europeans do more business with Russia than we do, so the impact of their participation on imposing sanctions has more bite than if we go it alone. They’ve been hesitant to go whole tilt, but the tide is turning.

  6. July 23, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Maybe by posting a @MarkKnoller tweet HF2 will delurk and let us know her thoughts on the media (can’t wait):

    • 41 anniebella
      July 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      Yes POTUS, we do need a real speaker back in the House. Not that cowardly, sorry ass John Boehner. This is proof that a woman can do the same job a man does better then a man. Because history will prove who was truly a speaker and who was speaker in name only.

    • July 23, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Why yes of course Arapah…Nothing like a Mark Knoller tweet to jolt me out of my lurking stupor! :)

      Okay…today was tres busy at work and just got home not too long ago. I just logged on to TOD and saw your comment here, so we are on the same wavelength it seems. Anyway hopefully I will be posting about that media issue soon…LOL

    • 45 Ladyhawke
      July 23, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      AMERICA’S FUTURE WILL BE DETERMINED IN NOVEMBER 2014.

      SEND ME A CONGRESS

      ====================

      – Send me a congress in 2014 that wants to build a road.

      – Send me a congress in 2014 that cares about the middle class.

      – Send me a congress in 2014 that will help me create jobs and fight global warming.

      Then, and ONLY then will we get things done.

      — President Barack Obama

  7. July 23, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Can’t wait.

  8. July 23, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Now THIS is how to write a fundraising email. From DSCC:

    McConnell’s plans to take the Senate just took a NOSE-DIVE:

    Republicans elected a weak multi-millionaire in Georgia’s primary last night — and now Democrats are WINNING by SIX.

    Newsweek reports that Democrats are “turning deep red territory into an electoral battleground.” If YOU help us win the South, we won’t just keep the Senate blue — we’ll DESTROY the Republican Party and transform the political landscape FOREVER!!

    • 52 vcprezofan2
      July 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      Please do tell DSCC this, Lib_L, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO GETS ONE OF THESE. If DSCC outreach folks get enough feedback on the kind of fundraising email voters are partial to, they just might refocus and make (21st Century) changes.

  9. July 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Pretty awesome experience…just glad they didn’t fall and get flattened like a pancake: Two kayakers in Argentina got an unexpected surprise when a whale lifted their boat onto his back

  10. July 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    That’s gross!

  11. July 23, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Heard on the radio that Arizona joins Oklahoma in torturing an inmate during execution. Too gruesome to post a link, but it’s the lead story on @latimes now.

    Deplorable.

    I know C&W isn’t a popular genre here, but it’s the music I was raised on, and I love the classic C&W (today’s is pretty much worthless). Here’s to all those on death row or who have been executed.

    • July 23, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      {{Arapaho415}}

      Too outrageous for words, what a ****ing world.

    • 59 nospin
      July 23, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      I like country western. Well… to be honest, I like almost all genres of music.

      • July 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm

        Good to hear, nospin.

        Some of the classic C&W singers had amazing voices — thinking of Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline (both killed in airplane crashes), but to me no one can beat Merle Haggard in his prime.

        Also liked Marty Robbins and Lefty Fritzell.

        • 61 forus50
          July 23, 2014 at 8:48 pm

          I’m right there with ya! This song was played endlessly on our record player when my older brother Kevin went overseas in the Vietnam War as part of the Air Force. He married his childhood sweetheart, Treena right before he left.

    • July 23, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      It doesn’t surprise me in the least. I am an Arizona native, and it amazes me what this state has become.

    • 63 jacquelineoboomer
      July 23, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      Glad someone else likes C&W! I don’t follow it much these days, but love some of the well-known singers a whole bunch!

  12. July 23, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Rt

  13. July 23, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    These photos are heartbreaking……hard not to feel the emotional angst these families are bearing

    • 66 dotster3
      July 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      The Netherlands has many more horribly sad days like the photo in the first tweet—–this was only the first 40 of the 180+ (189?) they lost. Scenes were heart-breaking.

  14. 67 Dudette
    July 23, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Phew! At least I’m on the current post now. [huff, puff...]

  15. July 23, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    After all the horrific news of the world this past week, here’s a feel-good story about a TODville fav.

    And it happened in our President’s home town!

    Click on the article to see the good Samaritan’s twitter handle — didn’t know if the good Samaritan would take offense, so I didn’t include it in the tweet:

    • 69 Vicki
      July 23, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      Karma? What goes around comes around. sometimes, anyway.

    • 70 forus50
      July 23, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      So i read that about an award not being offered and found this. yea. I left my wallet in the cab twice and bus once in Chicago and all three times it was returned with everything in it; by the cabbies and the CTA cleaning crew. (And yes, I now travel with it strapped to my wrist. :) )

      • 71 forus50
        July 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm

        errr. so I didn’t forget my wallet story but forgot the attachment. https://twitter.com/Trezeduet/status/492043564096835584

        • July 23, 2014 at 8:49 pm

          LOL.

          Woot! for Chi-town.

          For LL — my wallet slid under my seat when I returned to LAX on a late flight. Fortunately I had a way to pay to get my car out of the parking lot.

          The next day I got a from my local public library to let me know — the airline (I think it was Alaska Air) called the library because my library card was in my wallet. I called the airline and they couriered my wallet to my work location. Yay for public libraries!

  16. 73 Dudette
    July 23, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Couple of TV announcements:

    – Massachussetts Governor Deval Patrick is on All In with Chris Hayes this hour.

    – Just saw an ad on MSNBC for a “CNBC” Exclusive Interview with President Obama tomorrow at 5PM ET.

    • 74 Vicki
      July 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Wow to both points and thanks for your brilliant simple explanation of Kingston=Santorum and Perdue=Romney.
      So Establishment beats TP in GA and MS. Not in VA—Canter big loser.

      • 75 Dudette
        July 23, 2014 at 8:46 pm

        Wish I could take credit for that. Read it somewhere (I can’t recall where now), but thought it was the absolute best way to describe them to people who aren’t familiar Georgia politicians. Fits them to a “tea”! :-)

    • 76 Ladyhawke
      July 23, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks for the heads up Dudette. I am guessing they will be discussing the press conference below.

      Gov. Deval Speaks On Sheltering Child Migrants – State House News Service

      • July 23, 2014 at 8:43 pm

        From the article:
        “The New Mexico Democrat has taken on something of a leadership role on the issue at the behest of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Today’s floor speech, in which Heinrich also advocated for passage of the DREAM Act, was his second speech on the border crisis in a week. He said a proposal to amend the 2008 William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Action Act was misguided.”

        P.S. Meta can attest to the fact that Heinrich should have gotten the title of “most beautiful DC pol” or whatever nonsense award went to Jeff Flake last year. I’ve tweeted pics of him, which are eye candy for those who appreciate handsome men.

    • July 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Hope msnbc posts the video as part of The Ed Show so those of us without TV can view later.

      Can’t bear to watch emoPutin Hayes, way too jumpy for me.

  17. July 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    • 82 Vicki
      July 23, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      Good tweet, Chips.
      What has struck me is how little the media is covering this stunning event.
      Except Ted Cruz who has announced his hold on all State Dept. nominees until his questions are answered. Apparently he is claiming that PBO is taking sides against Israel. I thought POTUS is supposed to protect the American people as his most impotant job.
      Thank you President Obama and the FAA for protecting our country first.

    • July 23, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      It is only the beginning……

      • 84 Vicki
        July 23, 2014 at 8:40 pm

        The GOP is so predictable. However low you expect them to go they manage to go lower.

        • 85 vcprezofan2
          July 23, 2014 at 8:48 pm

          I have just finished reading this article linked above and it says almost exactly what you have said, Vicki, but about the situation in Ukraine

          http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118823/what-its-walk-through-wreckage-malaysia-airlines-fligh

          //…………………
          Something was bound to happen. The dangerous propaganda war was spinning out of control, both on the Russian and on the Ukrainian side. And every time something big happened, be it a clash between protesters and police or military maneuvers, I thought it was the end—that it simply just couldn’t get any worse. After the violent crackdown on protesters in Kiev, after the shootings on Maidan. After Russia annexed Crimea, and after the violence flared in Eastern Ukraine. Yet every time it did. Then, it hit home.

          On that green stretcher, I got up and walked trough the fields, in between the debris, the wreckage, the bodies and their belongings. I kept telling myself: This is the end. After this it just can’t get any worse. But it will.

      • 86 nospin
        July 23, 2014 at 8:49 pm

        To Blake on ” if you don’t feel safe here, I don’t know where you would feel safe”

        so why is Bibi blowing up Gaza?

      • 87 anniebella
        July 23, 2014 at 8:52 pm

        Newt Gingrich, the only one to fall for your B.S. is your wife and your racists Obama haters, you Republicans get together and follow the same old talking points. President Obama is not anti-Israel. What would they say if an American plane were shot down by Hamas rocket, you better believe Newt and the Tea Republicans would be blaming Obama.

      • July 23, 2014 at 8:54 pm

        Agree with mr deez.

        Bloomberg must really live inside a swell bubble.

      • 89 99ts
        July 23, 2014 at 9:46 pm

        Some great responses to Gingrich including

        Siusaidh Chaimbeul ‏@Zaganashikwe 2h
        @newtgingrich Hoping flights are resumed quickly. Please be on the first one available.

    • 90 japa21
      July 23, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      I can be extremely cynical but there is a part of me that believes Bibi would love to have a US flight shot down. He figures that would turn everybody against Hamas and the Palestinians, which in his mind are one and the same.

      • 91 vcprezofan2
        July 23, 2014 at 9:14 pm

        IMO you make a valid point, Japa. I’ve said this before because I believe it – Bibi reminds me forcefully of John McCain. They are both filled with anger/vengeance, and their default mode is violent retaliation. You have only to look at Bibi when he is talking to see that he is almost always seething inside. I don’t believe he cares one bit about Israel’s youth or its real future. If he did he would make a more determined effort to move forward.

  18. 92 JER
    July 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm

  19. 93 Nena20409
    July 23, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    VC with all your PC/Laptop issues…..holy smokes, you have managed to earn Gold :star: and Silver and a possible tie for Bronze ;)
    >-I to you lady.

    • 94 vcprezofan2
      July 23, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      To quote something my old friend, DannyO might reply.. ‘TY, Nane, I iz grate’ :grin:

  20. 95 Nena20409
    July 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Unfortunately, in OK, it took another 2 hours to kill Woods, a convicted murderer.

    Where is US Media? Who holds these OK lawmakers accountable. Shame on them.

    • 96 Nena20409
      July 23, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      We thumb our noses on other nations…..Yet….We kill our people with guns at a rate unimaginable to must in the world. We deprive ourselves simple Voting accessibility. We let out Infrastructure to be dilapidated. Our educational system now is in the dumps. We have a dysfunctional political system. We are amongst a few nations still using Capital Punishment as a way in killing people. The list is endless and We still proclaim Exceptionalism?

      We can’t morally ask other nations to behave when we systematically deny Palestinians a Vote at the UN.

  21. 97 Vicki
    July 23, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    During the last days of apartheid in SA there must have come a time when people started to see that the end of the nightmare was imminent.
    I am thinking that the FAA ban plus Lufthansa and other european carriers bans might be the first crack in the invincibility of Israel. Time will tell.

  22. July 23, 2014 at 8:44 pm

  23. 99 Nena20409
    July 23, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    The Jealousy in Dogs is well known. Now they have Graphics to tell Us? Too much time on someone’s hand?

  24. 100 Dudette
    July 23, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Just watched Governor Patrick interview by Chris Hayes. Gov Patrick is a GOOD man! We need him serving at the national level. Really we do.

    • 101 COS
      July 23, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      I am totally with you on this Dudette. I can see why he and PBO are very good friends. I still remember his speech at the Democratic National Convention, when he told the Dems not to let the thugs bully this President out of office. I don’t normally watch Hayes but I will watch Gov. Patrick tonight.

    • July 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      He’s magnificent. Remember his speech at the 2012 DNC where he urged Dems to GROW A SPINE?!!!!

    • 103 Cindy
      July 23, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      O’Malley/Patrick ticket; could be a beautiful thing.

    • July 23, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Oh yeah. THIS x a lot!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. 105 yardarm756
    July 23, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    An old man was tired from riding his bike, and decided to hitch hike. A guy in his red Corvette pulled up to give him a lift. When the old man brought out his bike that he had leaned up against a tree, the driver said, “I have no room for your bike in my car, but I’d like to help you in someway seeing you standing here in the hot sun.” After a few seconds of thought, the driver said, “I know what we can do. I have a rope behind my seat. I’ll tie one end of it to the rear end of my car and the other end to the front your bike. You ride your bike, and I’ll give you this whistle. If I go too fast for you, just blow your whistle and I’ll slow down.” The old guy agreed to it. So off he went down the highway with the old man and his bike in tow. A little ways down the rode, a young lady in a bright yellow corvette pulls up next to them. She gives the guy in the red Vette the High Sign, meaning “you want a drag?” Off they go down the highway, 100 plus MPH, the old man blowing his whistle like crazy. They zipped by a Highway Patrol cop sitting under a tree. The cop knew he couldn’t catch them, so he called ahead to his fellow cop down the rode to intercept. “Car number 2, this is car number 1.” “Go head number 1, what’cha got for me?” I got a red and yellow Vettes come down your way doing hundred plus, can you intercept?” “Ten-four, Is there anything else?” “Yeah, you wouldn’t believe this, but there is an old guy riding a bicycle blowing his whistle trying to pass.”

  26. July 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm

  27. 109 forus50
    July 23, 2014 at 9:12 pm

  28. 110 Cindy
    July 23, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Dr. Maddow is interviewing the witnesses to the Arizona execution, and it sounds horrific, America has to be better than this.

  29. 114 Dudette
    July 23, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Rachel’s basically doing execution porn — person after person describing in excruciating detail what they witnessed at today’s execution/torture.
    Then I switched to BBC World News and they’re showing the convoy of hearses in Netherlands as the Malaysian Airlines victims come home.

    I’m overwhelmed with horror and sadness.

    • July 23, 2014 at 11:19 pm

      Bless you , my friend.
      Hold on to your faith. It will sustain you.
      You are always there to encourage us with music. I offer you “Some Day We Will All Be Free.” By Donnie Hathaway and “Love in Need of Love” By Stevie Wonder.
      I pray that it helps even for a minute.
      Peace.

    • July 24, 2014 at 1:06 am

      I find these torturous executions have been done primarily to African American men. This is cruel and unusual punishment and needs to stop. These Governors need to be sued by the families whose loved ones are killed in this experimental way. They are using drugs that have not been proven.

  30. July 23, 2014 at 9:16 pm

  31. 118 Dudette
    July 23, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Need this badly.

  32. 122 forus50
    July 23, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    All these governors refusing medicaid expansion should be tried for crimes against the citizens of the state. They are outright killing poor rural people.

    • 123 dotster3
      July 23, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Blago got 14 years!——for ???——talking big? It was a political sham, a miscarriage of justice.


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