101 Responses to “Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead”


  1. August 3, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  2. 7 africa
    August 3, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Congrats MomSense.

    Heeya Chips

  3. August 3, 2014 at 10:09 am

    In a Subprime Bubble for Used Cars, Borrowers Pay Sky-High Rates
    By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and MICHAEL CORKERY
    July 19, 2014 12:36 pm

    ……………………………

    The explosive growth is being driven by some of the same dynamics that were at work in subprime mortgages. A wave of money is pouring into subprime autos, as the high rates and steady profits of the loans attract investors. Just as Wall Street stoked the boom in mortgages, some of the nation’s biggest banks and private equity firms are feeding the growth in subprime auto loans by investing in lenders and making money available for loans.

    And, like subprime mortgages before the financial crisis, many subprime auto loans are bundled into complex bonds and sold as securities by banks to insurance companies, mutual funds and public pension funds — a process that creates ever-greater demand for loans.

    The New York Times examined more than 100 bankruptcy court cases, dozens of civil lawsuits against lenders and hundreds of loan documents and found that subprime auto loans can come with interest rates that can exceed 23 percent. The loans were typically at least twice the size of the value of the used cars purchased, including dozens of battered vehicles with mechanical defects hidden from borrowers. Such loans can thrust already vulnerable borrowers further into debt, even propelling some into bankruptcy, according to the court records, as well as interviews with borrowers and lawyers in 19 states.

    In another echo of the mortgage boom, The Times investigation also found dozens of loans that included incorrect information about borrowers’ income and employment, leading people who had lost their jobs, were in bankruptcy or were living on Social Security to qualify for loans that they could never afford.

    http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/07/19/in-a-subprime-bubble-for-used-cars-unfit-borrowers-pay-sky-high-rates/

    • 9 Roberta in MN
      August 3, 2014 at 11:21 am

      They always find a way to rape the poor & middle class. I hope the consumer agency gets on this crap.

    • August 3, 2014 at 10:27 am

      Wow, that is great. Anyone know what denomination that is from?

      • 12 Dudette
        August 3, 2014 at 11:36 am

        Their website says this: “We are a community of faith seeking to live God’s will together: that space where the passions of our hearts and the needs of the world meet in our context of Berkeley, Oakland and Piedmont. Our perspective is based from a Christian center, flavored by the Presbyterian or Reformed Tradition, open to the mystery of God’s presence in our world. Our core values are celebration, community & prayer…”

    • 13 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      August 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      THIS CHURCH SIGNAGE…IS PERFECT…IT PRETTY MUCH SAYS IT ALL!

  4. August 3, 2014 at 10:14 am

    You don’t have to ‘ run as a liberal’.

    You cut the uninsured by FORTY PERCENT in your state, and you don’t know how to hang this around Turtle’s neck and choke him with it?

    This is why I say Grimes is a lousy candidate.

    ………………………………

    Senate Rivals Exchange Barbs at Kentucky Picnic

    By TRIP GABRIEL

    AUG. 2, 2014

    Ms. Grimes has shown no inclination to run as a liberal, though. She has dodged questions of whether she supports the Affordable Care Act, and was similarly evasive when asked recently if she supported Mr. Obama’s request for funds to ease the border immigration crisis.

    Both candidates are running essentially a one-note campaign.

    Ms. Grimes’s campaign has focused narrowly on the theme that Mr. McConnell has lost touch with Kentucky in his 30 years in Washington. “One of us represents the past, one of us represents the future,” Ms. Grimes shouted, pointing a finger behind her at Mr. McConnell.

    The senator is running an equally narrow and safe campaign. He is doing his best to join Ms. Grimes to the hip of the unpopular president. His supporters in the boisterous crowd twirled signs with Mr. Obama’s face on one side and Ms. Grimes’s on the other. Others wore masks of Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, the majority leader.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/us/politics/senate-rivals-exchange-barbs-at-kentucky-picnic.html?_r=0

    • August 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

      It’s Kentucky. They hate Liberals.

    • August 3, 2014 at 11:42 am

      Take that article with a grain of salt. She is running in a red state where, even though McConnell is hated, he is still ahead. I live in a red state and have a blue dog Senator and I AM SO GLAD. I could have had Richard Mourdoch instead (shudder). She’s doing what she feels will make her win and I sure want her to win! Blue dogs vote with Democrats most of the time, GOP never. And there are other interpretations of her speech. For one thing, this is the only place McConnell will appear with her, it’s a tradition for politicians to speak there. Try this one instead.

  5. 19 Dudette
    August 3, 2014 at 10:24 am

    • August 3, 2014 at 10:26 am

      Ha, she went to the trouble of tweeting that!! smh!

      • 21 Dudette
        August 3, 2014 at 10:43 am

        Grammar Police are everywhere! Their operatives span the globe rooting out improper use of intransitive verbs and other language evils wherever they surface. It’s grueling, thankless work. They are Super Heroes of the Word. God love, ‘em! Everybody’s gotta have a mission in life!

        As you know, I am a notorious repeat offender and, therefore, come in their crosshairs quite often. I accept this as part of my mission — to keep this noble art alive. :-D

        • August 3, 2014 at 10:55 am

          :lol: I’m trying to get around the mentality of spending your days correcting people’s tweets!!

          • 23 Dudette
            August 3, 2014 at 11:09 am

            For me, the reek of hypocisy would be too strong. :-D

          • 25 vcprezofan2
            August 3, 2014 at 11:26 am

            /shrug/ Well, as D-ette rightly says, “Everybody’s gotta have a mission in life!”
            [I confess, Chica, it's not as time consuming as you might think. (Not being guilty of twitter correction, per se ;) ) I feel I should point out that other people's grammar 'errors' have a way of jumping out at you (except in this village, of course). It's one reason I buy my own books for reading - I feel freer to circle, underline, highlight, comment in margin, ....or discard. :oops: /shrug/]

            • August 3, 2014 at 11:29 am

              “I feel freer to circle, underline, highlight, comment in margin”
              :lol:

              I have this vision of your copy of, say, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ covered in handwritten corrections!!!

              • 27 vcprezofan2
                August 3, 2014 at 11:33 am

                I do restrain myself mightily, allowing say a chapter or two to pass unaffected, before my restraint collapses IF there are just too many to overlook.

                ps: Don’t tell anyone, but I have more than one copy of same. Not for that reason, of course. :grin:

              • 35 Dudette
                August 3, 2014 at 11:38 am

                LOL! Both of you slay me! :-D

      • 36 Dudette
        August 3, 2014 at 10:52 am

        I’m a rule breaker! A risk taker! Just call me — The Maverick!

  6. 38 africa
    August 3, 2014 at 10:31 am

  7. August 3, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Ok, going out to play in the dirt! Have a great Sunday everyone!

    • August 3, 2014 at 11:38 am

      hahahaha…love that…

      when I was little …I was allowed to play in the dirt in the morning…hahaha…but in the afternoon after lunch…my mom would clean me up…..with stern orders not to get dirty…..according to my mom…I did not always listen…hahahaha

  8. 41 africa
    August 3, 2014 at 10:37 am

  9. 42 arapaho415
    August 3, 2014 at 10:38 am

    It’s getting to be that time to say, “I told you so.” (na na na na)

    Celebration starts on Nov. 5, 2014.

    “House Republicans are broadening their once-singular focus on the healthcare law and headed into an extended summer break without delivering on their promise to advance an alternative.”

    • 43 arapaho415
      August 3, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Sorry for the duplicate.

      Got a WordPress message that apparently lied to me, but it’s my fault because I forgot my WordPress password. :(

      Clammy in SoCal this morning, but I saw evidence of a light rain this morning (it’s stopped now). Hope it returns, for the rest of the day.

  10. August 3, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Good morning TOD friends. Wishing everyone a great day!

  11. 45 africa
    August 3, 2014 at 10:42 am

  12. 48 hopefruit2
    August 3, 2014 at 10:42 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone and congrats Momsense on #1 :) Thanks Chips for posting our President’s schedule ahead.

  13. 50 hopefruit2
    August 3, 2014 at 10:50 am

    This book (along with its cover illustration) is all kinds of creepy. The nutter parents with their inbred-looking daughter who looks older than the mother. And as for the theme and self-titled “open-carry” gun theme…WTBF?

  14. 52 africa
    August 3, 2014 at 10:57 am

    An interesting read

    • 53 mtmarilyn
      August 3, 2014 at 11:20 am

      This is a great article about the Republican reform problems. They have nothing. the Emos of the left have so much disdain for PBO because he didn’t go left enough. I so understand that the President new we couldn’t get single payer thru and if we did the Repubs could really go against it. This way he has made their program work better for everyone in the current system. Our President is so smart. He has made missteps but I’ll have his back no matter what.

      Good Sunday morning Chips and TODville. Have a beautiful day.

  15. 55 vcprezofan2
    August 3, 2014 at 11:00 am

    GooOoodd MooOoorrNing, Momsense!

    MooOoorrNning, Chips-y-doodle!

    Happy Sunday (Morning or Night), everyone else! Totally forgot to get a new outfit for the birthday celebration, and now it’s too late; who wants to wear an old outfit to PBO’s do? I guess I’ll have to wave to him from afar this birthday.

  16. 58 Vicki
    August 3, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Good Morning TOD,
    I think this little report will gladden hearts here.
    I’ve been opening up and reading any headlines that promise GOP victory in November and my report is:
    They Have Nothing!

    Each and every silly story predicting election 2014 as good for GOP relies on the past mid-term results.
    This is like predicting 2008 for McWar and 2012 for Mitt because America has always elected white males.

    Of course I get that the purpose of these endless negative for Dem stories is for the single purpose of discouraging our team.
    It did not work in 2012 or 2013 either and it won’t work this year either.
    LandslideDems2014.

    • 59 carolyn
      August 3, 2014 at 11:29 am

      I have decided from all this polling and punditry, that we would get prophetic results just as good by reading the entrails of birds, like in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” or reading gypsy tea leaves at a carnival. These people have no more wisdom or ability to foretell election results than these methods did.

  17. 63 GGAIL
    August 3, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    My part of Los Angeles finally got a little rain early this morning. I’m going out to splash in a puddle before it dries up :-)

  18. 79 arapaho415
    August 3, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Repeating this, since PBO is celebrating his AUGUST BD a day early today.

    @latimes ran an article this week that discussed a book on the history of Pacific Ocean Park (an amusement park built on the pier in Venice CA — LL’s neck of the woods).

    Check out what happened in August, 1967, when the park closed 47 years ago — it’s hard to believe that the promise of Aug 1967 has devolved into bigoted MSM who bristle (or block on Twitter) any suggestion that their observations might come from a racist POV (#post-racial2014?):

    And for those who like bracelets, here’s one from POP that’s close to 50 years old:

    • 80 mtmarilyn
      August 3, 2014 at 11:38 am

      I remember when it closed, I was a junior in college at a small christian college in Azusa. Had only moved there in 1964 so the Park didn’t mean much to me, I was more interested in the beach, Disneyland and my friends going off to war. I was very anti war, but I had so many friends who were over in Nam or on their way. I was torn. It was a tough time. My family is still in Southern Cal. Thanks for the article, brought back many memories.

  19. 81 africa
    August 3, 2014 at 11:40 am

    GOPers like these give permission to GOP nonsense. Blame PBO for GOP Impeachment talk. Seriously.

  20. August 3, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Chips, Pres Obama’s interview on African development is important to the African summit this week. It’s is an absolutely must read, packed full of intelligent understanding not only about African, but about the global economy and how it works in regards to Africa. He talks about China, France, Russia, Vietnam. They ask him a question about our relationship with Russia. Brilliant! The audio of the interview and transcript are in this article. The audio is also a separate YouTube video.

  21. August 3, 2014 at 11:54 am

    GM TOD….Thank you for the ‘week ahead’ schedule Chips!

    Even after Hamas was telling the truth that they didn’t capture an Israeli solider, Bibi is at it again……

  22. August 3, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Modern Warfare

    If you’re part of a Russian military unit currently engaged in a covert mission to destabilize a neighboring country’s government you probably shouldn’t be spending most of your time taking selfies to upload to Instagram, but if you must take the selfies, you definitely shouldn’t leave the feature which tags your location on.

    That is the obvious lesson one Russian soldier learned this week after his unending stream of self-portraits uploaded to social media may have caused an international crisis by confirming what his country has so far denied: Russia has soldiers in Ukraine….

  23. 88 Dudette
    August 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm

  24. 89 globalcitizenlinda
    August 3, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    morning everyone

  25. 90 hopefruit2
    August 3, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Yup for the GOP, it’s all about Obama. I’ve never a seen an opposition so morbidly obsessed with a President in every and any way.

  26. 92 Dudette
    August 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Wish he would’ve said GOP in Congress, but…

  27. 93 globalcitizenlinda
    August 3, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Rikyrah posted above a local KY paper review of the speeches given by the two candidates: Ms Grimes and turtle (McConnell);

    ;

    this article reminded me of the tweets I had exchanged earlier on the same subject ;

    ;

    Yes, Ms Grimes speech was good and focused on a number of issues that are great for the middle class;

    ;

    What struck me was that she did not even mention anything about Obamacare;

    ;

    https://twitter.com/AlisonForKY/status/495764956886106112 ;

    ;

    https://twitter.com/globalcitizenln/status/495935623078117377 ;

    ;

    I don’t know if her campaign intends to change this but if she does not, she will be one of the most politically unsavory candidate I have ever seen;

    ;

    Which politician in their right mind would ignore the fact that her/his opponent was the leader of the park of politicians who opposed a health benefit that thousands of their constituents now have;

    ;

    which astute politician would not convert these newly insured into new voters?

    ;

    https://twitter.com/globalcitizenln/status/495936319894597632 ;

    ;

    I would start and end every speech that I am proud that my party step up Kynect which is part of Obamacare and that the opposition to this was led by turtle;

    ;

    https://twitter.com/Wary12/status/495937079344648192 ;

    ;

    https://twitter.com/globalcitizenln/status/495940522385887232 ;

    ;

    I did my part to let her campaign know that if they kept running away from PBO who has brought such huge change to their citizens then history will not be kind about their support of bigotry – as far as I am concerned, silence in this case (to bigotry) equals consent ;

    ;

    https://twitter.com/Wary12/status/495936868333404161;

    ;

    https://twitter.com/globalcitizenln/status/495949320995504129 ;

    ;

    https://twitter.com/globalcitizenln/status/495940522385887232 ;

    ;

    https://twitter.com/globalcitizenln/status/495940914700124160 ;

    ;
    Will see how the Dem party in Kentucky handles the issue of Obamacare as a mobilizing force for the newly insured voters;

    I am close enough to KY that I was considering going to knock on doors in order to defeat turtle but this Obamacare silence and/or PBO-bashing gives me pause

  28. August 3, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    See, this is why some Black folks make me mad.

    What is 1 million for a goddamn BILLIONAIRE?

    And the deposit will happen ‘ within the next 30 days?’

    WHAT THE PHUCK?

    Not an INVESTMENT into the Credit Union -just a deposit- that is nothing but pennies to him – and will be removed once the election is over.

    But, at least we know how much these folks are being paid to be a sellout.

    ………………………………………….

    Bruce Rauner promises $1M to South Side credit union

    Thursday, July 31, 2014
    CHICAGO (WLS) –
    Is it a multimillionaire stepping up to help a community, or is it a political candidate trying to buy votes? ABC7 Eyewitness News has learned Bruce Rauner has promised to give a South Side credit union $1 million.

    Nothing like this has ever happened in Illinois politics: A candidate for governor promised $1 million of his own money to help the audience at a campaign event.

    “I understand what he understands, and that’s money,” said Otis Monroe, Monroe Foundation.

    Monroe was among the African American activists who greeted Bruce Rauner this week at the National Black Wall Street office. After the doors closed to the news media, Monroe says he asked the wealthy Republican to deposit $1 million in the South Side Community Federal Credit Union for loans to small businesses.

    “He said he would commit not just a million dollars, but more than a million dollars to this institution,” said Monroe.

    “(You heard him say that?) Yes I did, and so did 60 other people,” said Mark Allen, National Black Wall Street.

    http://abc7chicago.com/politics/rauner-promises-$1m-to-south-side-credit-union-/231631/

  29. August 3, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Bruce Rauner channeled part of fortune to Cayman Islands
    Fri, 08/01/2014 – 6:43pm
    Dave McKinney

    SPRINGFIELD — Multimillionaire Republican Bruce Rauner has channeled at least part of his fortune into the Cayman Islands, a Caribbean paradise long criticized as a tax haven for American investors, the Chicago Sun-Times has confirmed.

    A Rauner spokesman insisted that the former private equity investor has met his legal tax obligations and properly disclosed to the federal government information regarding at least five investments by him or his firm in a country that has no income tax and a financial system cloaked in secrecy.

    Rauner’s campaign has refused so far to release a full set of his most recent tax returns to corroborate that and perhaps show the extent and value of those investments in offshore companies. No one has suggested Rauner has done anything illegal. In fact, offshore investments among the wealthy have been a common practice in recent years.

    http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/bruce-rauner-channeled-part-fortune-cayman-islands/fri-08012014-643pm

  30. 97 Dudette
    August 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm

  31. August 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Oh, and by the way, great birthday post for POTUS. Love the picture and our President. This will be fun!!

  32. August 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Good morning, TODers.

    Just want to add a note to the debate about Blue Dog Democrats. As much as they frustrate the heck out of all of us, they can help us retain or regain the majority, which means we Dems chair important committees, decide legislative and investigative agendas and have the power of the leadership on the floor.

    So please, let’s do whatever it takes to support all our Dem candidates. We can harass them once elected!

    • 100 globalcitizenlinda
      August 3, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      My criticism is mainly on their actions or comments/speeches which causes them to leave thousands of potential voters on the table, unmotivated

      • August 3, 2014 at 1:19 pm

        I totally agree that they are infuriating and leave so very much to be desired. I’m mostly concerned about losing our majority in the Senate and having nothing but RW idiots in charge of EVERYTHING.


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