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@si_vault: This week’s SI cover features Little League sensation Mo’ne Davis

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A little bit of joy in the middle of all this madness – what a gorgeous photo (thank you Lamh!)

Chat on.


151 Responses to “Chat Away”


  1. 1 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 19, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    GA.

  2. 4 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    The RW LtGov of Missouri was on MSNBC this afternoon. Listening to him reminded me that, even though I have taken issue with Gov Nixon’s leadership re: Ferguson, he faces loads of obstruction and backstabbing not only from the state legislature, but also from the LtGov. I’m also reminded that he has vetoed some of the most extreme legislation to cross his desk.

    • 5 Linda
      August 19, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      The Lt Governor is a Republican. I saw his interview also….he is nasty

      • 6 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        August 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

        Which is why I’m disheartened when I hear folks calling for his resignation. Having a conservative Democratic Gov is bad enough; do folks really think a RW Rep gov would be better?

  3. 7 Linda
    August 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Even Joy Reid is polling PBO’s response to Ferguson.

    Argh……….

  4. August 19, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Yay Mo’ne! My sister desperately wanted and was good enough to play basketball, football and baseball with the boys but of course it wasn’t an option. So I am cheering for Mo’ne and for all the girls who will be able to play their games because of her!!

    • 11 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      August 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      We are, too! My Mom wants a shirt, only available at three Modell’s stores in Philly. Guess who has to make a t-shirt run this week!?!

  5. 12 jacquelineoboomer
    August 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Joy Reid will now discuss some of the President’s remarks on Ferguson, as well as some of the criticism he has taken. Why must they always give credence to the criticism part? Even if you discount the criticism out loud, it still gives daylight to it.

    These are unique times. Our old “fairness doctrine” for the media to show both sides went out the window with Reagan. Just report what the President said, and the country-at-large will make up its own damn mind. Otherwise, you’re the damn mouthpiece for the far left and right critics and haters.

    • 13 COS
      August 19, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      And what makes this so ridiculous Jacqueline is that, Joy Reid knows better, and she knows the federal limitations in dealing with state matters like this. I saw her mention the laws regarding this on one of her previous shows. She is singing big time for her supper. It disappoints me when this happens.

      • 14 jacquelineoboomer
        August 19, 2014 at 2:40 pm

        Not sure what’s going on, COS, but I think your take may be (disappointingly) correct. She’s now speaking for her employer – just like the rest of us, sure, only freedom of the press is supposed to be somehow tied to freedom of speech, I’m thinking.

  6. August 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    “My generation commandeered Judaism itself, inculcating the idea that Torah-true religion is not a system of allegiance to law and ethical ways to live with others. Rather, the new Torah-true Judaism is overwhelmingly about the conquest of land, the primacy of the rights of the Jews over all others, the flouting of all law, all authority, all ownership, all opinion that stands in opposition to the permanent conquest of land.

    My generation is the era of state-paid, indictment-immune rabbis counseling hatred, preaching racism, inciting bloodshed, exalting war, degrading democracy, sanctifying inequality, forbidding compromise, undermining solutions.

    My generation is the era of the blockhead genius, of leaders like Benjamin Netanyahu (MIT, ’77), and Ehud Barak (Stanford, ’78), whose borderline pathological lack of basic social skills, coupled with superhuman egos, translate into grand promises of peacemaking, followed by down-in-flames failures to deliver.

    In running this country, my generation has sinned, we have transgressed, we have done perversely. Look no farther than the self-cast curse that is the siege of Gaza, Israel’s standout wrong call of the entire last decade.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/a-special-place-in-hell/.premium-1.611354#.U_OSDZXNPcU.twitter

  7. August 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    love Mo’Ne. No matter what the outcome of the LLWS, I love what Mo’Ne means for not just lil Black girls, but all girls. Of course since I was one and I am surrounded by them, the fact that she is a lil Black girl makes me feel a bit more it you know what I mean.

    That’s two lil girls my baby Maddie wants to be like Gabby Douglas (signed her up for dancing classes yesterday and I told my aunt I’d pay for her monthly fees and stuff) and Mo’Ne (she’s seen the video of Mo’Ne pitiching and she loved watching it)

    Beautiful pic.

    • 23 jacquelineoboomer
      August 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Sweet!

    • 24 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      August 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Lamh, you’re a good Aunt — expanding her horizons! My single Mom was able to provide the necessities, but it was my Aunts and Uncles that provided me with all of the extras (and NEVER made my Mom feel inferior when they did)!

      • 25 jacquelineoboomer
        August 19, 2014 at 3:18 pm

        My Mother raised three girls by herself, after my Dad came back from WWII “different” and they separated. One of the ways my loving grandfather helped her get along was by teaching her all kinds of tricks like handling tools, etc., to fix things around our house. Occasionally, she’d have to ask one of my uncles to help. Once, an uncle was giving her a hard time, and I can still see her tell him to get lost – she’d do it herself. I was very little, but I can still see it, because it was shocking to my little brain. The funny thing is she was 5’2″ and my uncle was about 6″ tall – he was begging for her forgiveness by the time she was done yelling at him, to keep her dignity. Ha. We also had loving friends of my Mother’s who made us three girls feel “special,” by taking us places and giving us things we never would have had, otherwise. It took a village, even back then. My Mother ended up bringing my Dad “back home” when I was in my 30s (I hadn’t seen him since I was two), after she found he had cancer (and we found out she had been carrying a torch for him for 30 years!). She had raised us without EVER saying a bad word about him, so that made it easier to accept his coming home, out of the blue. I learned a lot of life lessons from that wonderful old girl, I’ll tell you.

        • 26 Alycee (@jazziz2)
          August 19, 2014 at 4:31 pm

          JO’B, I understand it taking a village!

          I grew up an LBP (little Black Princess), so I had no idea that my Mom was the working poor, knew my Aunts and Uncles were more affluent, but no idea my Mom was POOR. Learned cooking & baking from my Grandmom, Mom and Aunts. Home & car repairs from the Uncles. Four ladies from my church used to tailor the dresses my Aunt sent from NY, make some of my clothes, then taught me how to sew. My Aunts and Uncles paid for music & dance lessons, travel, my wedding, first car and down payment on my first house. Even though my family provided for my travels, my Church always sent me off with a “love token.” I learn business and economics from my Great-uncle and two Aunts & Uncles. I was BLESSED.

          My Mother and father weren’t married. While we had no personal contact from 1960 – 2004, I received a $25.00 allotment check until 1968 (his Army retirement date). In 2004, when facing serious health issues, I had a friend at DOD provide his address. It was interesting! My father was a real character; paternal family knew nothing about me… lol. My father and I established a mutually respectful relationship and I’ve grown very close to my paternal Aunt and Uncles. I managed my father’s healthcare the last seven months of his life. My Mom was not thrilled with my establishing a relationship with my father; that changed when he told her how much he appreciated my managing his care AND he thanked her for raising such a “good” daughter. My father died in 2011; my my Mom and I still have a great relationship with my paternal Aunt and Uncles.

          • 27 jacquelineoboomer
            August 19, 2014 at 5:35 pm

            LOVED reading that! I’ll just add that we had NO IDEA we were “poor,” either. No idea. My Mother had the added advantage of sending us to Catholic elementary school, where we all wore uniforms, so we couldn’t even tell by what the other kids were wearing that we had “less.” She never mentioned we had no money (unlike today, when I think parents are way too quick in telling their children that, which makes the children sometimes think they’re worth less than their peers, you know how kids think, but I digress). Truthfully, until 8th grade, when I was invited to a sleepover party at a friend’s home – which was today’s version of a “McMansion” (I can still see the black and white marble bathroom floors in my head – Ha!) – I had no clue of our “plight.” I’d rather have been brought up the way I was (and apparently the way you were) than to have had all the excess cash in the world and not the same amount of love!

            • 28 Alycee (@jazziz2)
              August 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm

              Like you, I feel Blessed that I was born into the family that raised me. In addition to showering me with love and “things,” they also taught me the value of honest work.

              • 29 jacquelineoboomer
                August 19, 2014 at 8:34 pm

                Yes, and as my grandmother used to say, “God helps those who help themselves!” Or as my mother used to say, “You’ve just got to keep going” (although I never knew what she meant as a young woman – Ha). I’ve passed those along to my older granddaughters, as an extra “push” to become independent adults and “keep going.” Out of love, of course!

    • 30 jackiegrumbacher
      August 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      Lamh, it’s so good that Gabby and Mo’Ne are inspiring younger girls. These are the empowering role models all little girls need.

  8. 31 Vicki
    August 19, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Jon Hamm was honored on Saturday at Busch stadium in St. Louis for his beloved Cardinals home game. He spoke up about his love for his native city and mentioned the neighborhoods, one near Ferguson that he grew up in.
    Very nice. keep in mind, though, Jon is a graduate of Burroughs HS which is an elite private school. Mr. Hamm is a “fortunate son, y’all”

  9. 34 jacquelineoboomer
    August 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Forgive me, if this is old news.

    Website for the city of Ferguson, MO, depicts a sort of Shangri-La, yes?

    http://www.fergusoncity.com/

    And I found a little bit of (unedited) info on that dynamic Ferguson Mayor Jim-Bob Knowles, who really doesn’t see a problem … well, he wouldn’t, with that resume:

    James Knowles III is the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri and a Republican. He was first elected mayor in April 2011, when he defeated realtor Pearce Neikirk and former Ferguson mayor Steve Weger.[1]

    Mayor Knowles graduated from Truman State University with bachelor’s degrees in both Political Science and Criminal Justice.[2] According to once internet source, he is a former employee of the Ferguson Police Department (Missouri), serving nearly 4 years in the communications division.[3][citation needed] James has also served on staff with former Senator Ted House of the Missouri Senate.[4] He was an alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2008.[5]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Knowles_III

    • 35 arapaho415
      August 19, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Amazing find, JO’B.

      TODers: highly recommend clicking on the Ferguson MO website.

      Due to character limitations I was unable to say that the annual May “Ferguson Twilight Run” did feature a few persons of color — I guess they were unable to scrub those people out of their photo.

      With the exception of that photo every other photo in the gallery on the front page looks like it was snapped on an idyllic summer’s afternoon in 1961.

  10. 37 arapaho415
    August 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I asked this on an earlier thread…

    Why does no one in the national MSM or Congress/Senate comment that the streets of #Ferguson 2014 look like Prague 1968?

    Do they not have eyes? Do they think if they don’t mention this, no one will notice?

    Why can’t the hundreds of police officers be stationed around the business thoroughfare, near business entrances and parking lots, dressed in their regular uniforms, not SWAT gear? I’ve also yet to hear MSM mention that no officers are wearing name tags.

    Why do the police siege the streets of #Ferguson, announcing their presence like they’re waging warfare? Why can’t they allow the public to have control of the streets (no looting could take place there)?

    • 38 Vicki
      August 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      I feel your frustration arapaho. I am not sure that what is happening in Ferguson is merely a response to the murder of Michael Brown.
      It is starting to seem that the Killer Cop and the fury his continued freedom is a tool to get the RW of our country to their destination.

      We cannot be sure what the destination is. At least not precisely or with confidence.
      So our questions come from the world we see which is not the only world there is.

      If practicing total control of a community is the actual goal, then the lack of name badges makes sense.
      If total domination is the actual goal then dressing up for warfare, makes sense.

      Does this help or is it annoying?

      • 39 arapaho415
        August 19, 2014 at 2:54 pm

        Thank you for your reply, Vicki.

        It feels surreal, that the streets of Ferguson look like Prague 1968 or Paris 1940, and crickets from the national MSM, as if this past week and a half is how every American city’s police force would response.

        The national MSM is beyond worthless.

        • 40 Vicki
          August 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm

          Arapaho, MSM is worthless to us, apparently.
          But MSM is Invaluable to the Ruling Class. In whose service they are employed.

        • 41 jackiegrumbacher
          August 19, 2014 at 4:43 pm

          Arapaho, I hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but the right wing has been in desperate search of a reason for voters to turn to a strong (white) male in 2016. Confronted with an African America president and the possibility of a woman president in 2016, they are very eager to inculcate the kind of fearful hysteria that would push people to the right and against their own interests. They are trying everything they can to neutralize certain voting blocks, such as African Americans, Latinos and women. Paint them as soft or lazy and then put huge road blocks in their path to voting. Since the US media is an arm of the GOP, they work together to foment fear.

          Those of us of a certain age have been down this path before and it leads to pure ugliness.

  11. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    August 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm

  12. 43 jacquelineoboomer
    August 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    • 44 jacquelineoboomer
      August 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Police spokesperson: “Every police officer out here has a right to defend himself.”

      Uh, okay.

      • 45 japa21
        August 19, 2014 at 3:01 pm

        I don’t think anyone is disputing that. The question is by what means and to what degree and how realistic is the actual threat.

        Lately it seems looking crosseyed at an officer is a shooting offense, at least if you are black or poor.

  13. 48 Nerdy Wonka
    August 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    • 49 edp4bho
      August 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Probably why PBO steers clear of his ilk !!

    • 50 Vicki
      August 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      So irritating, Nerdy. Did you see him running and re-running a tape of a quick peck on the cheek he got from Beyonce recently? He acts like a 10 year old.

      • 51 HZ
        August 19, 2014 at 5:24 pm

        Dr. Michael Eric Dyson knows the difference between the words:’know/known and meet/met. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson does Not know/have known President Barack Obama. Reading a book? Oh, what the hell. Trust me, Dr. Dyson does not know/have long known PBO. Period. Otherwise, he would not be saying some of the crap that he is spewing. Maybe he has taken too many cups of the missus, a HRC “know/known” conversations to heart. E-nuf said. Trust me.HZ

  14. August 19, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    “Clearly Ukraine now sees itself in an existential struggle against a new and aggressive Russian imperialism, and it believes that the Russian journalists operating or broadcasting in the country are part of the Kremlin’s strategy for control in Ukraine.”

    Ukraine Bans 14 Russian Television Channels

    http://www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-liveblog-day-183-ukraine-fights-to-retake-ilovaisk/#3869

  15. 53 japa21
    August 19, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    If what is happening on the streets of Ferguson right now were happening anywhere else in the world, the media and politicans from both sides would be siding with the protestors and denouncing the government’s use of force. Which is why so many foreign governments are tossing it back our way.

  16. 54 Nerdy Wonka
    August 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm

  17. 56 Nerdy Wonka
    August 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    • 57 jacquelineoboomer
      August 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Well, here’s a thought. Why would they Taze the suspect when according to “witnesses,” the suspect said “Shoot me.” After all, the “suspect” apparently had a knife against two police weapons, so the “suspect” was clearly in charge.

      I’m done. BBL.

  18. August 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    So there has been another person killed. But in this case, the guy had a knife. Lord have mercy. smh :(

  19. 60 desertflower
    August 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-obama-wayon-ferguson.html

    Yesterday President Obama once again talked about the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent events in Ferguson. Like clockwork, he got criticized from the right for “racializing” the situation and from the left for not being bold enough in talking about the racial dynamics. Same story, eighty-second verse.

    What I find interesting is that this time around, we’re seeing some journalists attempt to explain the President’s measured response to his critics on the left. Ezra Klein jumped into those waters as did Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessy at the LA Times. Both articles make claims that President Obama has learned from “mistakes” in the past and that he has changed his approach to dealing with this issue. I suspect there there is an element of truth to that. But overall, his response seems to fit perfectly into what I have always seen as “the Obama Way.”

    She goes on to note:

    I really love how David Swerdlick put it.
    …although there are a lot of different voices that can underscore the racial injustice that surrounds Ferguson and the killing of Michael Brown, there’s only one person who can direct FBI resources and order the Justice Department to investigate a civil rights violation: Obama. And I’d rather see someone who does understand black anger fulfilling that role rather than focusing on making speeches.

    That about covers it for me

  20. 61 Nerdy Wonka
    August 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    • 62 pickle48
      August 19, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      And/or why not shoot to incapacitate rather than kill?

      • 63 jackiegrumbacher
        August 19, 2014 at 4:49 pm

        That, Pickle, is the $64,000 question. No one needs to shoot to KILL. There were many choices here and the officers CHOSE the over-the-top one.

  21. 64 Nerdy Wonka
    August 19, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Or at least a non-lethal shot? Two cops on one man and they both shot and killed him?!

    OMG.

  22. 65 JER
    August 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm

  23. 66 Nerdy Wonka
    August 19, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    • August 19, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Honestly, do any of those cops look like they’re in shape to do anything but fire a gun? Racism and sloth.

      • 68 99ts
        August 19, 2014 at 6:32 pm

        The sloth shines through meta – every police officer I have seen from Ferguson appears to be overweight – used to be there were fitness tests – seems not any more.

    • 70 arapaho415
      August 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      DF,

      If you want to know the mindset of these border (as in Mason-Dixon line border) states, check out the fergusoncity.com website (see upthread).

      Completely unmoored from 2014 reality — it’s caught in a time and place circa 1961, ironically enough, when The Twilight Zone was first broadcast in prime time.

  24. 72 Linda
    August 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Between five and ten migrant children have been killed since February after the United States deported them back to Honduras, a morgue director told the Los Angeles Times.

    Lawmakers have yet to come up with best practices to deal with the waves of unaccompanied children apprehended by Border Patrol agents, but some politicians refute claims that children are fleeing violence and are opting instead to fund legislation that would fast-track their deportations.

    http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2014/08/19/3472301/five-children-killed-after-deportation-honduras/

    • 73 Anna
      August 19, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      And where is our narcissistic, impotent congress? I am beginning to thing they all have the brain of Palin, ME FIRST stupidity.

  25. August 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Just got home from a busy day. Remember, Tuesday is my food pantry morning. Then lunch with friends afterwards and a couple of errands. While doing my errands, was listening to Rev. Al on XM. He had an older gentlemen caller from Atlanta. He went on a good rant about people not voting……..went on and on about how wrong it is that people don’t vote. He said we HAVE to go to the polls EVERY election as if Barack Obama is on the ballot! This ‘may’ wake up a lot of people and not just those in Ferguson. Wonder if the GOP/TP is sensing this??????

  26. 76 arapaho415
    August 19, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Surprising development (for me, at least):

  27. August 19, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks,Chips, for shining the light of Mo’Ne’ today, in the darkness that we have been confronting this past week.

  28. August 19, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    My brother said the president should initialize martial law in saint Louis area and ferguson!
    Ya!
    Can you imagine what the press, Republicans and T baggers would say/do if he did that ?
    Jeesh!

    • 81 japa21
      August 19, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Sure. They would say it was a trial run before he started filling up all those FEMA camps which will be patroled by the kids he’s bringing across the border who will decide who goes before the death panels that the ACA set up which is itself a trial run for getting all the guns and establishing Sharia law. In other words, pretty much what they have said all along.

  29. 84 vcprezofan2
    August 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    This is a quote from a 2011 (DKos) article PrettyFoot shared in the previous post. The article’s a bit long but it addresses beautifully the issue many have mentioned today and yesterday – people telling PBO what he *should* do. It was written in 2011, but could have been written today.

    //………………….
    In that same sense, I ask everyone on the “Obambi” train to examine their unending litany of diaries that purportedly explain what the President really thinks or believes, what “surprises” his silly, naive, banjo-strumming self, etc. NOTE: I have written “banjo-strumming” to illustrate that which you conjure up when you blow so relentlessly on the whistle. We all see the banjo. Some of us roll our eyes and think, here we go again. Others see that banjo and think, oh, thank goodness, I was getting stressed about this whole shift in equality, and now I’m going to hear some lovely music that will remind me of the good old days…

    When you are dramatically less educated, dramatically less accomplished – and this is the President of the U.S. I am discussing, so only a few dozen people in modern history are even remotely as accomplished, when you are clearly less eloquent, less practical, less politically astute or successful, etc., than someone, and that person has overcome hurdles you have never witnessed, experienced, fathomed or, possibly, even heard of, and they have soared past you to unimaginable heights, and yet you, without deeper exploration of what could trigger such a false state, awaken each day to a renewed and deep-seated belief that you are smarter and more clear-sighted and more strategic and more “big picture” than that person, a belief that you then broadcast relentlessly and without any demonstrated foundation, consider the possibility that President Barack Obama is not the deluded character in this play.

    …………………………//

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/07/23/997758/-Rise-of-a-New-Confederacy-Race-Privilege-and-President-Obama-POLL#

    • 85 MadameSoph
      August 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Lurking mostly today. Stepping out to thank you VC and PrettyFoot for sharing this. I try not to click on DKOS links but this was well worth it. Reading this post was like drinking a tall, cool glass of water after crossing the dessert.

      • 86 vcprezofan2
        August 19, 2014 at 5:28 pm

        It was refreshing, wasn’t it, MmeS? And yes the only time I go to DKOS is if someone here recommends a post AND shares a teaser that I think would be worth the trip. ;)

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  31. 88 JER
    August 19, 2014 at 4:32 pm

  32. 89 JER
    August 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm

  33. 92 JER
    August 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

  34. 95 Nena20409
    August 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Hello TOD.

    Thanks for keeping me sane. Thanks for the News.
    Another shooting in MO. The show me state needs to Show Us all that the last 10 days must Never be again.

    The Puppies, the triplets, are now learning how to play. Wow.

  35. August 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    TOD poll :mrgreen: :mrgreen: which image/s will unfortunately be seared into your memory for the rest of your life?

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    …or McCain trying to dance w/ Jamie Foxx?

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    • 97 Nena20409
      August 19, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Lord Have Mercy!

      My eyes, my eyes.

    • 98 No Child Left Behind
      August 19, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      To this day, I cannot grasp what McCain was chasing, tongue out, Obama for. Then again, why was he dancing like that with Jamie Foxx???

      • 99 Nena20409
        August 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm

        Not to defend McCain…..but his years kept as a prisoner and tortured severely left him permanently disabled. His hand and his legs were affected…..He can’t raise his hand well enough to comb his hair as most could. He walks with differently like most would.

        But his dancing skills, well, I can’t speak on that.

        • 100 No Child Left Behind
          August 19, 2014 at 5:05 pm

          Nena, … here I am thinking that you were speaking of his dancing ability.

          • 101 Nena20409
            August 19, 2014 at 5:24 pm

            Oh Yes….NCLB. I wrote about his awful dancing skills. I added the other post for Lurkers who might misrepresent and misunderstand Us at TOD….to Know that we are Not talking about his disabilities. Just his dancing skills.

  36. 102 Nena20409
    August 19, 2014 at 4:43 pm

  37. 103 JER
    August 19, 2014 at 4:43 pm

  38. 105 JER
    August 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    LIVE NOW: Air Force One Departs Andrews – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  39. 106 Nena20409
    August 19, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Pope Francis is reported to have lost 3 relatives in a Car Crash in Argentina.

  40. August 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation Mr. President……BTW I’m digging the new jeans :cool:

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    • 108 anniebella
      August 19, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Some of the media said Malia wasn’t going back to Martha Vineyard, that sure look like her with POTUS heading back to Martha Vineyard.

  41. 109 Nena20409
    August 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm

  42. August 19, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    • 113 No Child Left Behind
      August 19, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Does anyone know if this is true, that Gov. Oops! will turn himself in? Whatever happens afterword is irrelevant to me now. All I want and I want it now is a mug shot, with or without the LensCrafters glasses. Period.

    • 114 Nena20409
      August 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Hi Jovie.
      Nice to see you ;)
      James Richard Perry loves the Media spectacle. He wants to milk this for as long as he can. He thinks that if the national press is circling around him…..that 2016 is looking better. A fools gold. But Oops!

  43. 115 JER
    August 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm

  44. 116 Linda
    August 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Fox’s Rivera: Obama’s “Biggest Failing … Is Not Assuming The Role” Of “Surrogate Dad For Urban Families”

    More words of “wisdom” from the guy whose two biggest career highlights have been Al Capone’s “vault” and getting sent back home for revealing the location of U.S. military defensive positions on live television during the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

    hhahahaha… I won’t even bother with the link….

    • 117 No Child Left Behind
      August 19, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      Linda, OK, assuming that the President would assume the role of surrogate Dad for urban families, who will assume the role of the President? I would love to ask Rivera that question. If my assumption is correct, Rivera and his flock would be the first to assume that everything wrong in the US, be it on the domestic front or in the international arena, is directly correlated to the POTUS’s assumed (or the lack thereof) role.

      Just kidding.

    • 118 Sandy1110
      August 19, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Because ‘urban families’ are fatherless. Geraldo’s a stereotyping POS.

    • 119 anniebella
      August 19, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      Is Rivera’s Biggest Failing Not Assuming The Role of Surrogate Dad for Hispanics Families?

  45. 120 JER
    August 19, 2014 at 4:55 pm

  46. 122 JER
    August 19, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    • 123 Nena20409
      August 19, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      So glad I refreshed. I was about to post a piece here on this from Mediaite.

      Good Heaves…..how on earth did they capture him?

      There are Journalists who give it their all. I feel for him and his Family.

  47. August 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm

  48. 130 Nena20409
    August 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Leaders in MO and across US should remember those words….especially, the Majority Community. 400 plus yrs now. United we succeed/stand, Divided, we fail/fall.

    Do unto others as You would have Others do unto YOU!

  49. August 19, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I want to ask everyone here not to bring photos of this horror here. Can we please make this a safe zone? We’ve been subjected to so many Gaza photos and the horrible Ferguson photos and now this. I don’t think I can stomach anymore brutality.

  50. 133 Dudette
    August 19, 2014 at 5:36 pm

  51. 134 Nena20409
    August 19, 2014 at 5:37 pm

  52. 135 Dudette
    August 19, 2014 at 5:38 pm

  53. 138 Dudette
    August 19, 2014 at 5:41 pm

  54. 139 Dudette
    August 19, 2014 at 5:42 pm

  55. 140 Dudette
    August 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm

  56. August 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

  57. 143 vcprezofan2
    August 19, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Interesting read about an 8yr old Native Indian girl being tazed by police. Four police officers responded to a call (Oct. 2013); the little girl was holding a paring knife and wouldn’t drop it when asked. Police felt their choice was tazing her or pistol whipping her. The family is planning to sue; one of their contentions was that with four officers you’d think one of them could have simply taken the knife from her.

    What a world we are living in!

    http://tiny.cc/kz1ukx

  58. 144 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    August 19, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    IT IS NOT CORRECT TO CONTINUE TRASHING ALL POLICE OFFICERS…THERE ARE MANY AWESOME OFFICERS AND FRANKLY ALL OF US NEED TO DISCONTINUE USING DIVISIVE LANGUAGE AND IN THE BROWN CASE…WE NEED TO RESPECT ERIC HOLDER’S ROLE AS ATTORNEY GENERAL AND WAIT FOR THE DOJ TO PUT ALL OF ITS DUCKS IN A ROW.

  59. 145 vcprezofan2
    August 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Hi, I copied the list of PBO’s achievements from the DKos post and made it into a tweet. I know it doesn’t cover all he has done, but … /shrug/ … the book couldn’t hold all that he *has* done to date! I’m really chagrined at all those who would tell PBO what he *should* do, and I liked how the writer dealt with their arrogance.

  60. 148 kasai
    August 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Hello Tod’s…
    I am so trying to keep it together… I thank God everyday for this blog and all contributors here (much love)
    #Peace

    • 149 vcprezofan2
      August 19, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      {{{Kasai}}} Take courage, hon; we are here!

      “…when we turn not from each other or on each other, but towards one another, and we find that we do not walk alone. That’s where courage comes from.” ~B.H. Obama


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