be nice ;-)

Just a very, very polite request: please keep things civil when you’re arguing with others here – as the man said, “disagree without being disagreeable”.

Argue away, but show each other some respect.

Thanks. 😉

53 Responses to “be nice ;-)”

  1. August 19, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    gremlins, having a lot of trouble seeing video’s here lately

  2. August 19, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    truer words have never been spoken. I love how PBO lives by the words he preaches. It makes it even better cause he’s so hot. Check it: a seriously HAWT man without turpitude who has a strong moral compass. Don’t think it can get any better. 🙂

  3. August 19, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I haven’t seen FLOTUS lately, i miss not seeing her 😦

    • 4 utaustinliberal
      August 19, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      Meta said that she and PBO have a date night tonight. So crossing our fingers we’ll see some delightful and sweet pictures of their amazing eternal love affair. 😉

      • 5 MeaBloom
        August 19, 2011 at 11:34 pm

        Oooowww!!! I CAN’T WAIT!! I have missed seeing FLOTUS and I love seeing the two of them together. They are so cute. I LOVE IT.


  4. 6 Tulips
    August 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    A must read abt the CBC. Waters opened a can worms she can’t fix this now. http://weeseeyou.com/2011/08/19/the-cbc-on-a-leash/#more-28658

  5. 7 GGail
    August 19, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    We’re in the midst of another re-birth of this United States with Barack Obama at the helm, trying to teach us to reach for higher ground.


    • August 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm


  6. 9 Doris
    August 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks for the reminder Chips.

  7. 10 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    August 19, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks for the reminder Chips. Yes, we are all on the same team and can follow the leadership of our precious Commander in Chief!! We are definately a passionate bunch here at the TOD!! 😀

  8. 11 terim
    August 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Fallows over at The Atlantic has a great article on the Bank of America PR mess with Rick Perry. I can never link anything properly, so someone will probably have to re-post the link. Here is goes: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/08/great-moments-in-pr-comedy-starring-rick-perry-and-the-b-of-a/243882/

  9. August 19, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Can I just say I love our President? He is just so classy. I’m glad he doesn’t get down in the mud like the PL is always yelling for him to do. It’s clear that is not how he was raised. He is civil. He tries to believe the best about everyone. When he’s crossed, he lets you know it, but always in a classy way. And those who treat him unfairly just end up self-destructing on their own. (Hillary, Weiner).

    Hope we do see some nice, lovey-dovey pics of him and our first lady. The right wing heads will explode again.

  10. 17 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    August 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    The President is so patient calm and reasonable.

  11. 18 sjterrid
    August 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I can’t see the photo on my computer, I only see a white square. What Picture did chipsticks post? Thanks.

    • 19 Doris
      August 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      Oh Sherrid, the gremlins are after you too. I’m so sorry dear. Here is what Chips posted and what the President said.

      Just a very, very polite request: please keep things civil when you’re arguing with others here – as the man said, “disagree without being disagreeable”.

      • 20 Doris
        August 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm

        Maybe you see the words, not sure. It’s a video of the President in a speech. Yuck, sorry you can’t see it.

        • 21 sjterrid
          August 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm

          Thanks doris. I can see the words, but not the video. Yes the gremlins have been acting up lately. It’s weird I will get most pictures and videos on a thread, but one of them wouldn’t post. I know in an earlier thread I saw other people were having the same issue. Chips said it was probably Word Press.

          • August 20, 2011 at 3:22 pm

            Hi Sjterrid, it’s a day later and I also only have the words and a white space! Come to think of it, I also had a white space a couple of days ago with the Perry post, not that i minded not seeing HIM. I’m on Explorer and wordpress if that helps Chips when she’s troubleshooting, Usually I’m happy if I see all the Prez O videos AND the words. Not seeing the other guys doesn’t matter. 😉

            • 23 sjterrid
              August 20, 2011 at 4:07 pm

              I’m on Sarari and wordpress. It didn’t bother me at all either, when I didn’t have to see Perry’s face.

            • August 20, 2011 at 4:48 pm

              Hi VC – and everyone else having problems. 😦

              I’ve contacted WordPress Support again about the video issues (and other problems people are having), still waiting to hear back.

              Could I just double-check if everyone having recent trouble playing videos is using Internet Explorer?

              If you are, could you try playing one of those videos on a different browser just to see if we can narrow the problem to IE? (WordPress recommend using Firefox)

              Here are a few more suggestions from WordPress Support (http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/#clear-your-cache-and-cookies):

              Some issues that you encounter with your WordPress.com blog or account can be solved by changing your browser settings, refreshing the page, or clearing the browser cache and cookies.

              Note: We recommend that you use Firefox for optimal performance with WordPress.com.

              Force Refresh

              A force refresh or reload will cause the browser to re-check with the web server to make sure it has the latest copy of the web page you are viewing:

              Windows: Ctrl + F5
              Mac/Apple: Apple + R or Cmd + R
              Linux: F5

              Clear Your Cache and Cookies

              Each time you access a web page, your web browser stores a temporary copy of the files needed to display the web page to you. Those temporary files are called the browser cache. If your cache is not updating properly or if it’s stuck, you could be viewing an older version of some of the supporting files.

              If you are experiencing problems displaying WordPress.com pages, clearing the browser cache is a good first step to try to resolve the issue. If that doesn’t help, you should also try clearing the browser cookies. Instructions for clearing cache and cookies are different for each browser and version. Google has outlined the steps for all major browsers:

              Clearing cache and cookies
              Note: It is also possible for your Internet Service Provider to create a cache at the network level. This means that instead of viewing the WordPress.com web servers for some files, the ISP has created a cache to store files on their network to try to reduce bandwidth costs and also to make loading some web pages faster. If a network-side cache is causing you trouble, you most likely just need to wait for it to clear out on its own.

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              More Troubleshooting

              If you are still having trouble, here are a few more things you can try:

              Upgrade your browser and Flash Player to the latest version available.
              Make sure wordpress.com, wp.com and their subdomains (*wordpress.com / *.wp.com) are not blocked by your browser. This also applies to your firewall or anti-virus software settings if you have any.
              Try an alternate browser. If it works, then the issue is with the browser settings. Look for troubleshooting tips on your browser’s support documentation.
              Internet Explorer Solution Center
              Troubleshooting Firefox
              Safari Support

              Hope one of these suggestions works. Sorry again to everyone having problems, I’ll keep at WordPress until they help me fix them!

  12. August 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm


  13. 26 Esmerelda
    August 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Hi guys, the comments on the other thread scared me a bit. 48 per cent Democratic turnout? Please tell me that’s an exaggeration. Since I can’t vote or contribute to the campaign, I’ve decided to start tweeting and hopefully be able to influence those who can. My username is Turtleofzen and I’d like to know how to get started. I’m following PBO, VPB, White House and BWD. Who else would you recommend?

    • 27 utaustinliberal
      August 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      Hiya Esmerelda. Thanks so much for your contribution in our fight and determination to get PBO re-elected. As for the 48% democraticc turnout, that number is hogwash. First of all it’s too early in the election cycle for that nonsensical number and second of all, when the real campaign season rolls around, democrats are going to be more than fully engaged because the republicans have nutjobs running on their side.

      As for twitter, my twitter handle is @utaustinliberal. If you follow me, I’ll follow you back. Also, I follow a lot of democrats in the house of reps and senate, a lot of media people, blogs and newspapers. So you can take a look at the people I follow and you can get an idea of who you want to follow.

      Here are some suggestions: @TheObamaDiary @NancyPelosi @DCCC @democratsforprogress @thepeoplesview @weeseeyou @pfeiffer44 @PressSec @SenatorReid @ChuckSchumer @JohnKerry @SteveWeinstein @SteveBenen @SteveKornacki @TheReidReport @TheRevAl @washingtonpost @msnbc @CNN @davidaxelrod @goldietaylor @RBReich @Clyburn @SenatorDurbin @nytimes @WhipHoyer @USAToday @DWSTweets @DNC @OFA @RepJohnLewis

      Hope this helps 🙂

      • 28 hopefruit2
        August 19, 2011 at 10:52 pm

        Exactly. These polls about the so-called “enthusiasm problem” for Democrats are nothing more than BS propaganda pieces. Notice that you cannot find an equivalent article about the Republicans’ enthusiasm problem (which happens to be VERY LOW at the moment). So low, that the GOP debate on FOX last week was among the lowest rated time slots of FOX news. So low that Chris Christie is being constantly begged to run because voters are totally unsatisfied with the current crop of NINE GOP candidates….

        But they want to push a meme about Dems lack of enthusiasm. It worked for them in the midterms, but it’s not going to work so well in a presidential year.

        • 29 JoJothecat
          August 20, 2011 at 11:48 am

          The GOP enthusiasm will continue to exist because the GOP wants to get rid of many of the programs republican and independent voters want and they will never increase taxes. These people know you can’t continue to cut taxes only for the wealthy and send a $250 check to everyone else…that’s BS. If the GOP is so happy with the way things are going then why are they constantly looking for better candidates. They should stand behind Rommeny and call it a day. We know that the south will not vote for Mittins. The GOP is in big trouble with no candidate just a bunch of kooks.

    • 30 Esmerelda
      August 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks guys. I have to say these blogs and now Twitter are really helping me this election cycle. Much less stressful than just watching from the sidelines.

      • August 19, 2011 at 11:12 pm

        Thanks for your support and for joining us on twitter. I totally agree – finding ways to get directly involved is always going to make you feel better when it comes to helping us reelect our President.

        Here’s another list of people from this blog and BWD’s blog who are on twitter that was put together by one of our team:


        I encourage you to jump right in!!

    • 32 Esmerelda
      August 19, 2011 at 11:37 pm

      OK, just retweeting folks at the moment but I can already tell it’s going to be fun. Hopefully not too time-consuming though.

  14. 33 carolyn
    August 19, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    An encouraging word…..we should be glad this stuff is happening this year, not next year. By this time next year most of this junk will be forgotten. Can you remember what upset us this time last year? I really can’t. These people are going to throw everything they can at the President, and he is going to stand tall and come out on the other side stronger than ever. I have learned to believe about 30% of what I hear, 30% of what I read, and 70% of what I see! This is rumor season.
    People have been desperate to find “dirt” on this president and there is none. Therefore, they have to manufacture petty things. LIke the Freedom Riders, he will come out strong, and his attackers, like those thug cops with water hoses, will look awful and mean. Give it time.
    It’s good that Rick Perry is being faced with 24/7 scrutiny. He never has been before. He rarely campaigned in person, didn’t interact with regular people. Remember how upset some were that Newt Gingrich was given an hour on Meet the Press? He buried himself in that hour. Showed himself up for exactly what he is. Justice Brandeis said “Sunlight is the best disinfectant” and I believe that. As long as Rick Perry and others operated away from public scrutiny, noone held them accountable. NOW, people see them for what they are. I LOVED that video from New Hampshire, that was funny and great. He didn’t know what to say! Those people won’t put up with him. He does NOT impress them!
    So….take a deep breath, get rest this weekend, trust President Obama, and don’t believe the rumor mongers and the haters. We’re all in this for the long haul…..I’m in this for my precious grandchildren!

  15. 38 desertflower
    August 19, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    And check out the Dow Jones ticker before he came to office. Just sayin’

  16. 39 isonprize
    August 19, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Here’s one for the CBC and the rest of the blowhards out there!!! For all the foiks who are talkin’ loud and sayin’ nothing… –

    For those of you who don’t remember each and every word of this song, like I do (since I was in high school when it was released and STILL have the album), the lyric is a thing of beauty.

    You Haven’t Done Nothin’ – Stevie Wonder

    “You Haven’t Done Nothin’ ”

    We are amazed but not amused
    By all the things you say that you’ll do
    Though much concerned but not involved
    With decisions that are made by you

    But we are sick and tired of hearing your song
    Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong
    ‘Cause if you really want to hear our views
    “You haven’t done nothin’ “!

    It’s not too cool to be ridiculed
    But you brought this upon yourself
    The world is tired of pacifiers
    We want the truth and nothing else

    And we are sick and tired of hearing your song
    Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong
    ‘Cause if you really want to hear our views
    “You haven’t done nothin’ “!

    Jackson 5 join along with me say
    Doo doo wop – hey hey hey
    Doo doo wop – wow wow wow
    Doo doo wop – co co co
    Doo doo wop – naw naw naw
    Doo doo wop – bum bum bum
    Doo doo wop

    We would not care to wake up to the nightmare
    That’s becoming real life
    But when mislead who knows a person’s mind
    Can turn as cold as ice un hum

    Why do you keep on making us hear your song
    Telling us how you are changing right from wrong
    ‘Cause if you really want to hear our views
    “You haven’t done nothin’ “!

    Jackson 5 sing along again say
    Doo doo wop
    Doo doo wop – oh
    Doo doo wop – co co co
    Doo doo wop – sing it baby
    Doo doo wop – bum bum bum
    Doo doo wop – um
    Sing it loud for your people say
    Doo doo wop – um um um

    Doo doo wop – stand up be counted, say
    Doo doo wop – co co co
    Doo doo wop – ow
    Doo doo wop – bum bum bum
    Doo doo wop – ah hum

    • 40 desertflower
      August 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      I LOVE STEVIE WONDER!!!! How perfect is that song for this moment? Thanks for that…gonna find me some Stevie on YouTube:) By the way, he is GREAT in concert. have a chance to go, DO IT!

      • 41 EDP4BHO
        August 19, 2011 at 10:55 pm

        A Stevie Wonder concert is something no one should miss. I’ve only seen him twice, but the last was about 4 years ago, and he was as good as the first I saw of him in the ’70s. Energy for days. Looking for another concert before he retires.

    • 42 EDP4BHO
      August 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      Doo doo wop. Alright. Barack and Stevie, two of my most favorite men in the whole wide world…..next to my son, of course 😀

    • 43 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      August 19, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      Excellent post ison. Some of the youtube posts under the video are somewhat RACIST so I suggest folks don’t read some of that trash, but I love your selection. It fits the narrative of this thread. 😉

    • 44 lmrj
      August 20, 2011 at 2:42 am

      Perfection! Thanks Isonprize.

    • 46 desertflower
      August 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      You read my mind:) Hugs to you!

      • 47 isonprize
        August 19, 2011 at 11:05 pm

        This should be playing (LOUD!!) outside of every “Poverty Bus Tour” stop of Corny West and Travesty Smiley…

        Everywhere Scott Brown, or Eric Cantor or John Boehner or Mitch McConnell show their faces…

        Everywhere Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Rep. Maxine Waters go…

        I could list a few more, but I’m tired of typing!!

    • 49 prettyfoot58
      August 20, 2011 at 12:14 am



  17. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    August 19, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Unlike the stalker Romney, Sen. Scott Brown had a reason to be in Martha’s Vineyard this week, to conduct a townhall, since he represents Massachusetts. Just read a lackluster report of his event, and I’ll only pick this part of the link to share … because he’s one Republican who wouldn’t dare criticize the President for being on vacation in his state:

    “He also spoke of his work on tourism issues in the Senate. ‘I know you’re going to have the first family here, and obviously it will be a boost to tourism, and tourism is critically important to Massachusetts,’ Sen. Brown said.


    That’s right, Senator, keep it short and sweet, and pray that the President and Mrs. Obama return to Massachusetts during the campaign!

  18. August 19, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    How odd.

    I posted a comment over at

    but it’s gone now. 😥

    • 52 isonprize
      August 19, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      I posted two that evaporated…. So I’ll post one of ’em here….

      Bachmann Staffer Arrested for Terrorism in Uganda in 2006

      The conversation was about when the Rethug candidates will realized that they aren’t running against Pres. Obama yet. They are running against each other….. 😆 😆

      • 53 lmrj
        August 20, 2011 at 2:48 am

        I was thinking about that earlier today. Almost like either they’re afraid to run against each other or they already know who the candidate will be…. at least they did until Dick PArry came along *ala Mr. Colbert* 🙂

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