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  1. August 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Robin Williams, Rest in Eternal Peace.

    • 5 Nena20409
      August 14, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks Meta. I came back to post this. Thank goodness, I checked 1st before another duplication ;)
      He didn’t want to go through Parkinson……I feel for him and his family. I saw him on Letterman months ago and I thought he looked different from his usual personality.

      • August 14, 2014 at 2:45 pm

        I feel for him and for all people who reach the point of such despair. He was such a good person and I hope he is at rest.

    • 7 MadameSoph
      August 14, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      This explains a lot. Love and light to Robin Williams, his loved ones and all of us who felt particularly affected by his passing. My prayer is that the veil between the worlds be lifted so that he can see and feel the outpouring of love for him from this realm.

  2. 9 Nena20409
    August 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Change Is Gonna Come. That is Life on Earth.

  3. 11 nospin
    August 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    excellent selection. Thanks Chips.

  4. 12 Nena20409
    August 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    The Ferguson, MO Police Ever Changing Stories Continue?

  5. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    August 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm

  6. 20 vcprezofan2
    August 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    /brushing hands together in the ‘absolutely give up’ gesture/

  7. August 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Netflix has Hook and Birdcage – instant streaming. :)

  8. 24 PamfromCalif
    August 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday Chips. Hope you had a good day.

  9. 25 Jeff
    August 14, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    When you got the Orange man himself also calling for an investigation, you know that Ferguson PD crossed the line.

  10. August 14, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Before Senate Republicans frightened a handful of Democrats into helping them shoot down Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division, the chamber ran so loudly with the words “cop-killer” that you might have thought Ice-T was addressing the Senate. As director of litigation with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Adegbile had presided over a team representing Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted in 1981 of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Though Adegbile was a child when Faulkner was killed, the NAACP LDF represented Abu-Jamal during his post-conviction appeal proceedings in the late 2000s, and federal courts ultimately concluded that sentencing instructions were improper, which spared Abu-Jamal the death penalty. To hear Republicans talk, Adegbile practically led the movement of “Free Mumia” supporters who became convinced that Abu-Jamal had been framed, instead of the LDF simply ensuring a reviled defendant received his constitutional right to due process.

    Yet Adegbile’s failed nomination wasn’t really just about Abu-Jamal, but a larger conservative attack on the civil rights division – the part of the Justice Department dedicated to enforcing the nation’s civil rights laws. Convinced that anti-black racism is a thing of the past and that federal intervention to secure minority rights does more harm than good, conservatives have waged a years long campaign to dominate, dismantle or discredit the civil rights division and the laws it is designed to enforce.

    Adegbile is a celebrated Supreme Court litigator who has devoted his life to protecting laws conservatives want to see repealed, overturned or interpreted so narrowly as to be toothless, and that was reason enough for Republicans to oppose him. But absent the spectre of a revival of Willie Horton-style race baiting politics, it would not have been sufficient to bring skittish Democrats along for the ride. Republicans don’t just oppose Adegbile. They oppose the civil rights division itself. That’s a tremendous irony given that it was first established under a Republican president – over the opposition of many Southern Democrats….continued

    • 27 pkayden
      August 14, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      I actually blame the handful of Democrats more than I blame the Republicans. I assume that if those Democrats didn’t turn tail, Adegbile’s nomination wouldn’t have failed, right? Why do some Democrats act in ways to hurt their own President? That really burns me.

  11. August 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Department of Justice
    Office of Public Affairs
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, August 14, 2014
    Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder on Latest Developments in Ferguson, Missouri

    http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/August/14-ag-854.html

    • 29 Don
      August 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Powerful statement by AG Holder, in short he said the police department of Ferguson must reflect that of the community and that there are multiple investigations going on at the same time.

    • 30 nospin
      August 14, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      one of my favorite parts meta – “At my direction, the Department is offering – through our COPS office and Office of Justice Programs – technical assistance to local authorities in order to help conduct crowd control and maintain public safety without relying on unnecessarily extreme displays of force. The local authorities in Missouri have accepted this offer of assistance as of this afternoon.”

      They are in a sh*t load of trouble.

  12. 33 HZ
    August 14, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ To Michael Brown’s mother, father, grandmother, and grandfather.}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} . A loving hug to you all today. HZ

  13. August 14, 2014 at 2:52 pm

  14. 46 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm

  15. 48 jacquelineoboomer
    August 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm

  16. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    August 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks for hanging in there with us today, Chips. Think I’ll take your example and go listen to some music. Later.

  17. August 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I have to speak out and support President Obama. He is ALWAYS on the job.

  18. August 14, 2014 at 3:10 pm

  19. 83 Nena20409
    August 14, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    She is wondering? Hmm? THINK Andrea……it might do you Good.

  20. 87 Jeff
    August 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Are any of these cops going to get arrested for breaking the law or are they just going to get soft treatment? I trust in Eric Holder and can read between the lines enough to know that the Justice Department is going to seriously crack down on these SOBS. However, I wonder to what extent can the FBI go after the police departments? It’s not just Ferguson, but in LA where the cops shot a handcuffed black man. It needs to stop and I sincerely hope that the Justice Department does everything in its power to curtail this situation.

  21. August 14, 2014 at 3:28 pm

  22. August 14, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    From the HuffPo reporter who was roughed up by the Ferguson police, this is nice:

  23. 90 Vicki
    August 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I can’t get the video Dudette posted last night out of my head.
    It is called, “None of us is Free” by Soloman Burke.

    Here’s the chorus:
    None of us is free,
    None of us is free,
    None of us is free, one of us in chains
    None of us is free.

  24. 92 Don
    August 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    President Obama sent the U.S. to the mountain top in Iraq to help those that were trapped there. Or in other words; Obama has been to the mountain top. This is just a silly attempt to ease the tension.

  25. 93 globalcitizenlinda
    August 14, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    so we have the usual libertarian/extreme left chorus praising known bigot rand paul for making a brief statement about Ferguson – which is probably plagiarized or will be denied/retracted in short order;

    was so incensed by van jones who twitted a message in which he insulted the memory of RFK by almost equating bigot paul to RFK;

    idiocy knows no bounds!!

  26. 109 vcprezofan2
    August 14, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    All 36 Charged Aryan Brotherhood of Texas Members and Associates Have Pleaded Guilty to Federal Racketeering Charges in Southern District of Texas
    73 Convicted Across Five Federal Districts, Including All Five Active ABT Generals, Effectively Dismantling Organization

    The remaining two defendants of 36 accused in the Southern District of Texas of racketeering activities as part of their roles with the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) have pleaded guilty, capping a six-year sweeping effort that has led to 73 convictions across five federal districts and the decimation of the gang’s leadership and violent members and associates. Those convicted were charged with involvement in a criminal organization that engaged in murders, kidnappings, brutal beatings, fire bombings and drug trafficking.

    …………………. snip …………………………………

    “The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas launched its murderous and racist ideology within the Texas prisons, but unleashed a violent crime wave that jumped the prison walls and spread like a virus,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell. “Today we are announcing sweeping convictions that strike at the heart of the ABT gang: 73 convictions in five federal districts, including the five active generals who ran the organization with an iron fist. These convictions will ensure that these ABT gang members, from generals to soldiers, spend their years in federal prison paying for their crimes, not committing new ones.”

    “Today, public safety is the winner,” said U.S. Attorney Magidson. “A significant blow to the ABT criminal activities culminated today with the convictions of all 36 as charged in relation to this significant racketeering activity. Only with a coordinated federal, state and local law enforcement effort, could these criminals’ extensive and heinous gang activities be brought before the bar of justice.”

    ………………….. snip ……………………………

    Court records and admissions by the defendants have exposed the ABT as a race-based, Texas state-wide organization operating inside and outside of state and federal prisons throughout Texas and the United States. Established in the early 1980s within the Texas prison system, the gang modeled itself after, and adopted many of the precepts and writings of, the Aryan Brotherhood, a California-based prison gang formed in the California prison system during the 1960s.

    …………………………….//

    http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/August/14-crm-851.html

  27. August 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Big DEAL!!!

    • 111 Jeff
      August 14, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      all very promising news in Iraq, at least for this tidbit.

    • 112 Don
      August 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      President Obama insinuated an offer that Maliki couldn’t refuse.

      • August 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm

        I’m sure that Maliki cut some immunity deal + plus a nice villa in Qatar….hell he might even go back to Iran (where he was in exile during Sadam…..the news is fresh so will have to see how it pans out (some early Iraqi sources say he demanded to be VP in new gov)….either way by conditioning any further help to central Iraqi gov only after Maliki was gone….President Obama got the Iraqi politicians to get off their ass & push him out.

    • August 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      I’m guessing Sistani had another phone call wilth al-Maliki where the Grand Ayatollah did all of the talking.

  28. 115 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 14, 2014 at 3:59 pm

  29. 116 Allison
    August 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Hi All, Does anyone have the link for Jay Nixon’s press conference? Thanks

  30. August 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Every now and then I get direct reminders of why I avoid certain so-called news channels.

    CNN was on and Jake Tapper made the following comments:

    While riots were going on in Ferguson last night, President Obama was partying.

    President Obama woke up after a night of anarchy and decided to go before the camera.

    Uggggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

    • 119 Linda
      August 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      I saw that and immediately changed the channel.

      Earlier Abby Huntsman said that PBO took a ” victory lap ” on Iraq today. Then her father came on to blah…blah…blah….saying what PBO ” should do in Iraq ” going forward.

    • 120 pkayden
      August 14, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      Poor you. I never watch CNN anymore. They’re trying to hard to be Fox News-lite.

  31. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    August 14, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    ICYMI, LL:

  32. August 14, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I couldn’t resist :D

  33. 125 Linda
    August 14, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Mall Cop Reportedly Pepper-Sprays Black Man, Ignores Racist Heckler At Pro-Palestine Protest

  34. August 14, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Is the County Executive blaming the community in Ferguson and NOT the heavy handy army…I mean police department???

  35. 129 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    • 130 Ann_T
      August 14, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Agreed. It seems like Gov. Nixon brought out 2 black faces to show that they are doing something. It doesn’t matter if they are black if their mentality is similar to Clarence Thomas or Allen West.

  36. 131 yardarm756
    August 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Once again the existing power structure has scewed things up and has called on a Black man to clean-up the mess. #Ferguson

  37. 132 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm

  38. 133 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    • 134 anniebella
      August 14, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Oh No, Obama is playing golf again. How dare he?

      • 135 Linda
        August 14, 2014 at 4:36 pm

        Eisenhower played golf more than 800 times during his presidency.

        JonKarl takes pony rides

        • 136 anniebella
          August 14, 2014 at 4:40 pm

          Eisenhower was white.

          • 137 anniebella
            August 14, 2014 at 4:43 pm

            All the other Presidents went on vacations, but this President, First Lady and their family can’t go.

            • 138 Puddin'
              August 14, 2014 at 10:40 pm

              anniebella, you know black people are not suppose to be heard nor seen, not even the President of the United States and his family, according to a whole lot of (white) folks! My Lord, I am so very tired of all of this craziness!!!

      • 139 MadameSoph
        August 14, 2014 at 4:37 pm

        Exactly, but GWB can follow up a statement about fighting terrorists with “Now watch this drive….”

        • 140 No Child Left Behind
          August 14, 2014 at 4:41 pm

          I’ll never forget that statement from the golfer GWB! LOL

          • 141 vcprezofan2
            August 14, 2014 at 6:09 pm

            Here you go, NCLB! The first time I saw that I remember being ‘speechless’ that the *president* could be so blatantly insincere/detached.

            • 142 SUE DUVALL SMITH
              August 14, 2014 at 6:57 pm

              WOULD YOU REALLY LIKE ME TO TELL YOU WHERE I WOULD LIKE TO DRIVE G.W.????????????????????

            • 144 MadameSoph
              August 14, 2014 at 7:34 pm

              Oh VC! Thank you! I didn’t want to post that YouTube here, ’cause I knew TODers wouldn’t want to see that man. But to tweet it back to Jon Karl as a response to his idiocy is perfect! I bow to your awesomeness! You rock! :-)

    • August 14, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      I’m sure that there are a lot of things he *hasn’t* done with his family while on VACATION because he is still POTUS and therefore, he is still WORKING. I guess he’s not supposed to eat or sleep either.

    • August 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      This guy never gets tired of embarrassing himself does he?

    • 147 globalcitizenlinda
      August 14, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      this is the reflexive hate-mongering that karl and his ilk use to constantly harass PBO for “Presidenting While Black” ;

      is karl aware that a free person can choose to vacation any way they please?

  39. August 14, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    *****My daughter has asked for some help from TOD. (Love it, btw!!!) She’s gotten into FB discussion aabout PO’s vacation and now also VPB. She sent the following link and asked for help from TOD. I have never heard of this link. Looks and sounds very right-wing to me.

    http://indepthafrica.com/biden-goes-on-3rd-vacation-this-month-no-one-notices/

    • 152 pkayden
      August 14, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      She should be able to google and find evidence that President Obama has taken way less vacation days than GWB.

      I don’t get the significance of Biden going on third vacation this month. So what? I wish Cheney had gone on more vacations and left politics alone.

    • 153 vcprezofan2
      August 14, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      I haven’t even clicked the link, TnMG, but you could tell your daughter to reply ‘Congress is on vacation for the entire month of August. No one notices.’

    • 154 hopefruit2
      August 15, 2014 at 12:40 am

      tnmtngirl,

      I agree with pkayden and vc – their suggestions are spot on.

      And just so you and your daughter are aware, there have been some fake websites put up by the GOP. The one you linked might just be one of them although it’s not one of those listed in the article below. Still, if you see a lot of different strange-looking websites with silly anti-Obama/anti-DEM articles being circulated around, they might just be among those fake sites created by the GOP to fool people before the midterms. So BE warned!! :) :)

      http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-gop-launches-fake-news-sites-against-democrats-20140814-story.html

  40. 155 MightyPamela
    August 14, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I’ll say this about our President, he sure knows how to work on a holiday. God Bless and Hold him, please.

  41. 156 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Hayes shilling for Repub mayor and focusing on irrelevancies, as usual.

    • 157 Linda
      August 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Brown was not executed in St. Louis……go talk to the Mayor of Ferguson…then find your colleague Goldie Taylor . She is from there and is in town, jerk.

  42. 158 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    BOOM!

  43. 162 globalcitizenlinda
    August 14, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    had to “clarify” a few PBO-related “things” to “the member of the “Black-than-thou” club Prof. Anthea Butler – same tiresome crap, different day;

  44. 163 Linda
    August 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Michael Eric Dyson wants to know ” Is PBO doing enough? ”

    White reporter from LA Times would not take the bait and said ” It is not for me to say ”

    Black MSNBC reporter Tramelle Lee… ” Well he is on vacation so he felt he had to speak out or it wouldn’t look good ”

    Click

    • August 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      For the MSM, it’s all about (in their words) *optics*. It doesn’t matter that PBO is doing everything that he can possibly do. It’s all about the camera time. And even then it’s about what narrative they can attach to it.

      First of all, if the President is not allowed to take a vacation, then why wasn’t that the case for previous administrations? Second, the President has some of his staff with him. Are we supposed to believe that the only reason they are there is because PBO loves vacationing with them and vice-versa? Obviously, they are there to work, which means the President is working as well. Third, it’s not about what PBO is doing. It’s that he is not doing what the MSM wants or expects him to do. And since what he is doing doesn’t fall in line with their narrative, they continue to look incompetent.

    • 165 Nena20409
      August 14, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      They don’t want a president. They want an Avenger.

      The problem is theirs. They want pres Obama to right all the wrongs in USA………all by himself…..with ZERO help from them or from the public.

      Do this. Get this Done. Save this. Etc.

      Sheesh……Even The Almighty God……in 238 yrs…..and He is the Creator, Alpha and Omega has seen USA and Has NOT made Us Whole……..so how is president Obama going to Deliver Us from all our Imperfections here in USA?

  45. 166 Linda
    August 14, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    The Ferguson police chief described the protesters as ” The Other Side “.

  46. 168 Linda
    August 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Chuck will continue as NBC News political director, and will hand over his roles as chief White House correspondent and anchor of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown.

    Andrea Mitchell will serve as moderator of Meet the Press this weekend, and will continue to be a central figure of the broadcast, along with some new names that we will announce in the coming days.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2014/08/14/david-gregory-announces-departure-nbcs-meet-press.html

    It appears Mrs Greenspan may have been wanting MTP.

  47. August 14, 2014 at 5:32 pm

  48. 173 Nena20409
    August 14, 2014 at 5:36 pm

  49. 175 Nena20409
    August 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    • 176 Nena20409
      August 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      NBC has a Long Statement on Chuck Todd as the MTP replacement. I will spare TOD from that.
      WHY ‘am I so posting this?
      Chuck Todd will drive MTP to 4th place and even to 5th place. Tops….6 months and He will be sent packing. MTP is 70 yrs old and Chuck Todd will kill for good.

  50. August 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Going across the street to have dinner with my neighbors. If no one responds to my request about the link I shared down thread, I will share again until I get an answer. Actually, it’s my daughter who is asking TOD for help. I just love that. :)

  51. 179 dotster3
    August 14, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Yep—–familiar pattern…..you would think some would have picked up on this by now—–slow learners


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