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hooptastic

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107 Responses to “hooptastic”


  1. August 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    balla 4realz…luv it!!!

  2. August 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Please work as hard as you can, please don’t get discouraged, and please re-elect PBO.

    • 3 jacquelineoboomer
      August 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      Thanks for your support, canadabarb, as usual!

    • 4 hopefruit2
      August 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      We know that the good people of Canada will once again be rooting for our President just as they did in 2008. Thanks canadabarb and we will work as hard as we can see your wish come to fruition. YES. OUI. CANADA!

      • 5 ChristiMtl
        August 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm

        You think? lol We would love to have him here! But a man like President Obama needs to be the head of a superpower, the leader of the free world. What a difference with Georges Bush.

        I just saw a tweet from Maddow blog

        MaddowBlog Maddow Blog
        AFL-CIO Trumka says labor separating from Dems. Pres Obama speaking in Detroit w/Trumka on Labor Day. Hmmm…

        So we don’t have to guess that’s it’s going to be the hot topic tonight! grrrrr

        The crazy right really doesn’t have to do anything, last week it was the CBC with Maxine Waters on every shows…. bashing the President.
        A few weeks back it was West and Smiley promoting their poverty tour…bashing the President.
        Dennis Kucinich who wanted the President impeached for the Lybia situation.
        Bernie Sanders who wants a candidate to challenge the President and bash him every time he’s on tv.

        And on and on and on, Robert Reich, Rendell, Walsh, Huffington, Maher, Ed Shultz, Bill Press……

        Fox could just shut down the station and save money, they don’t have to do anything. The ”left” take care of it. Anything to destroy the President.

        I hope Trumka has a lot of push back,

        • August 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm

          It is unbelievable. I feel exactly like you. Indeed, we don’t need Faux, we have MSNBC and the dems bleating their betrayals all over the place.

          I am afraid Richard will be on Rachel tonight. Last minute guest. Chris Hayes is having gigi on. what a line-up.

    • 7 GGail
      August 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      canadabarb4obama – thanks for your words of encouragement! YES.WE.CAN! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

  3. August 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I have been reading all the posts for today and wanted to share a few ideas from previous threads.

    1. I thought Ron Reagan did a good job subbing for Chris Matthews, if you agree tweet, email or call the producers of MSNBC and tell them your thoughts. MSNBC @MSNBC
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
    Phone: (212) 664-4444
    Fax: (212) 664-4426
    Twitter @NBCNews or Hardball with Chris Matthews: hardball@msnbc.com

    2. Regarding the Romney signs, they are icky, but also perfect for putting on signs that protest Republicans or big corporations. It is reassuring to me to see the Dems mounting an attack.

    3. Earlier Chips posted a story the BWD found (hi BWD hope you are well). It was about the cost savings from Medicare. I had a story about this yesterday and included a video of the president so you may want to share that story also.

    Medicare says competitive pricing will save $28B

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/08/medicare-says-competitive-pricing-will.html

    • August 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      I want to vent. I saw an article on Democratic Progressives (taken from Raw Story) about Richard Trumka going after the president and suggesting that Obama is working with the teabaggers. Shame on him. You can call the office at 2026375000 and ask for his office. That rat.

      http://democratsforprogress.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=8809

      • 10 criquet
        August 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm

        There must have been some push back because the story has been corrected and blamed on the hyperbole of the PL.

        “Raw Story Created a dishonest spin on Union President’s remarks
        If you read Raw Story you came away thinking this:

        Quote:
        AFL-CIO president: Obama is aligned with tea party, not fixing jobs
        Richard Trumka, president of union giant AFL-CIO, delivered a scathing review of President Barack Obama at a press breakfast Thursday morning. He accused him of abandoning Democratic ideals and aligning himself with the conservative tea party.

        “This is a moment that working people and quite frankly history will judge President Obama on his presidency; will he commit all his energy and focus on bold solutions on the job crisis or will he continue to work with the Tea Party to offer cuts to middle class programs like Social Security all the while pretending the deficit is where our economic problems really lie,” Trumka said, Talking Points Memo’s Brian Beutler reported.

        Trumka sits on the president’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which “was created to provide non-partisan advice to the president on continuing to strengthen the nation’s economy and ensure the competitiveness of the United States,” according to its website.

        Trimpka told reporters that he had all but given up hope of the panel achieving any results.

        http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/08/25/af…xing-jobs/

        The only problem is Raw Story is guilty of typical Professional Leftist tactics of distortion and lying. Check out this less biased and far more honest source about what was said.

        AFL-CIO chief: History will judge Obama if he ‘nibbles’ at jobs crisis

        Quote:
        AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that if President Obama’s jobs speech after Labor Day does not “propose bold solutions on the jobs crisis,” and consists of “nibbling around the edge” of the issue, “history will judge him and I think working people will judge him.”

        Quote:
        The labor chief said that, in a conversation with Mr. Obama in advance of his upcoming economic speech, “I urged him to propose what was necessary to solve the problem” as opposed to what the president thought was politically possible given Republican control of the House of Representatives.

        Speaking at a Monitor-hosted breakfast for reporters on Thursday, Mr. Trumka added, “I said to him, ‘Do not look at what is possible, look at what is necessary. The American public wants solutions and just because [of] the Republicans, you think this is the only thing that is politically possible, that doesn’t mean you should propose that. That means they control the agenda.’ ”

        Quote:
        While crediting Obama for “bold leadership” in proposing an economic stimulus package and health-care legislation, Trumka was critical of the president’s handling of the persistently high unemployment rate. “He made a strategic mistake,” Trumka said, “a number of months ago when he would talk about job creation and in the same sentence talk about deficit reduction, and people got the two confused. And he helped with that. And I think that was a strategic mistake.”

        Trumka is due to see the president when Mr. Obama makes a Labor Day appearance in Detroit.

        http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/mo…isis-video
        “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.”

        Benjamin Franklin “

        • 11 edp4bho
          August 25, 2011 at 4:41 pm

          That supposed clarification did not vindicate Trumka at all. He still implied that PBO “made a mistake”. I’m sticking with my comment about education being important, and though he sounds reasonable, this man totally misses the strategy that was played in those negotiations. Of course, Trumka doesn’t have to contend with contrary congresscritters, so it’s easy for him to proffer that nonsense. Someone should direct him to the article expalning the debt negotiations, and how it was masterfully pulled off.

          • 12 criquet
            August 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm

            I agree that he needs some help but it illustrates what we are fighting. The original report is from a PL person so we are fighting on all fronts and must continue to monitor ,know and confront these people.
            The fact that the PL,CBC,other Dems and now the Unions are at this backstabbing means that we have to figure out why because it seems too coincidental and deal with the root cause.

            What should be sent to Mr Trumka is the anaysis done by The People’s View.

            • August 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm

              criquet, you have written a thoughtful critique. I think what annoys me the most, is another idiot telling the president what he has to do. As if he is some wimp who is incapable of doing the right thing.

              “I urged him to propose what was necessary to solve the problem” as opposed to what the president thought was politically possible given Republican control of the House of Representatives. You mean just like ed, and very other dems who sees obama as a push over. In my mind, that is what Trumka was alluding to.

              Yes, Deaniac article is great, but I find it to be a pretty scathing put down of Trumka. I hope I have not offended you.

          • August 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm

            edp, I agree with you. This is a lousy time to be going after the president. Deaniac has written a great piece on TPV. He has sized up Trumka and his acting as if he could do a better job. That is the last thing the president needs. He is speaking to the union in a few days. With Trumka, who needs republicans.

            • 15 Debz
              August 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm

              This is a lousy time to be going after the President. PBO has been under constant attack since he was elected, most of it is petty nonsense (he didn’t use the words that I would use) The attacks have been incessant and any one who comes along to try to make a complaint just sound like piling on. PBO may not have started to campaign yet, but we are in election season and any negative remarks by so called supporters are looked at as the Prez is losing his “base” Make no mistake, the Repugs are watching all of this. Trumka should be hammering the repugs for not cooperating, not complaining about POTUS.

        • 17 Sue in Minnesota
          August 25, 2011 at 6:45 pm

          I am not as upset with Mr. Trumpka as some here. More upset with the way in which it was exploited. The unions and the President are aligned. This represents to me a full throated support for the President to go big, I suspect this is what the President intends to do…..political pressure to do so only furthers his case. I think this is making way for the President to lay down the gaunlet…..especially since Americans have become increasingly aware of who is running interference with our economic recovery, and why. The Republicans will be held to blame if this is watered down or stopped. We have along way to go in our economic recovery….we may not really be able to progress until we give this President a second term and a supportive Congress. Please don’t get discouraged.

          I never like to hear the President criticized…fairly or otherwise….this I think, although again it could have been expressed more carefully, is actually constructive and designed to support the President’s end game. Just my sense. We can’t discard every form of criticism as invalid…I doubt that the President does.

          • 18 lamh34
            August 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm

            I’m sorry, but how is saying that the President aligned himself with the Tea Party represent a “full-throated support”? Anyone who supports this President and says that the POTUS aligns himself with the Tea Party is NOT a serious person in my opinion.

            • 19 Sue in Minnesota
              August 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm

              Did Trumpka say that, or was that the way the media outlet reported it? I believe the author of the article debliberately used the term Tea Party to exploit negative reaction. Personally I don’t differentiate the Republican party from the Tea Party….they are both extreme and they serve to interfere with government. The Republican party created them, they need to own them. Instead when we seperate them and treat them as different entities, we are providing a screen for the Republicans, obsfucating their agenda.

              Trumpkla did not say,”the President aligned himself with,”…….he said,” will he continue to work with.’ Of course President Obama has to work with Congress. Trumpka IMO is helping to set the table for the President to come forward with a BIG JOBS PLAN, at the same time setting up the Republicans to take the fall if BIG is not the final legislative outcome. I would think we should all get behind the President, starting now, supporting a BIG JOBS PLAN, he absolutely will need our support. We should be call/writing/tweeting/faxing already. A stimulus bill that could have been bigger, and the HCR debate should remind us of how essential the political will of the public is. We should be, like the anti- HCR protestors, in the streets, if not now…soon.

              The President and Trumpka have a solid, mutually respectful working relationship, and they both support and want to promote the rights and protections of union workers. Perhaps I am wrong but I do not recall him ever being anything but publically supportive of our President.
              And in what world would union officials make themselves enemies with the Democratic party. They are fighting for survival, and in part IMO, the politics of this was for the benefit of union membership and enlarging public support for unions which are under attack by Republican state run administrations.

              I respect that you feel differently. I just do not see this, despite being a form of criticism, as throwing President Obama under the bus. And I did say despite feeling that the author is exploiting criticism for emotional reaction, that Trumpka could have expressed himself more carefully. I support the President 150% and I also support union workers.

              • 20 EDP4BHO
                August 25, 2011 at 9:07 pm

                Sue, you gave a good argument. Problem is, this is not the first time Trumka has publicly come out against PBO’s policies. I wish I could remember what was said, so if I find such, I will post. Majorly, I don’t feel anyone needs to come out ahead of PBO’s speech to lay any foundation. I thought this is to be left up to the President as he has told us he would speak with the nation after Labor Day. Support should be shown as the follow-up. It’s akin to stealing PBO’s thunder and setting up a threshold, daring him to cross it. I don’t like it at all, so my contention with Trumka remains negative. I don’t care for his style. And I am damn sick and tired of everyone offering their take on what this “grown mutha fuckin man” should do. Damn. Makes one wonder how PBO managed to tie his shoes on his own, less alone take on the world. And that includes discussing how PBO should cut his vacation short for optics or anything else. I’m pretty sure he can decide this for himself.

    • 21 jacquelineoboomer
      August 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks, WiW! I’m sending as much of the Medicare info to “age-appropriate” friends of mine as I can!

    • August 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      Yeahhhhh, I liked Ron Reagan’s hosting as well. He has a sense of humor too, yeah, I like his style 🙂

  4. 23 StR
    August 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I think President Obama and Family should cut the vacation short a day and come home tomorrow. Hurricane Irene could hit DC as early as Saturday, and given that it actually seems to be edging west, it could hit a lot of land starting in the N.Carolina on Friday.

    • August 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      They are in direct contact with the National Weather Service and countless others, not to mention the Secret Service. He’s got the best info possible so I’m sure decisions are based on that information.

      • 25 StR
        August 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

        There is also political optics at play that they won’ tell him about. This is going to be a nasty one, Governors up and down the coast are preemptively declaring states of emergency.

        • 26 jacquelineoboomer
          August 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

          He’s got this.

        • 27 dotster
          August 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm

          I never thought I’d agree with this, but I now agree. I don’t think the TV peeps are over-hyping this time, but they’re calling it the storm of a generation etc., and so for all sorts of reasons I think he probably needs to get back.

        • 28 collegekay
          August 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm

          That’s understandable. This is going to be a big storm.

    • 29 Anonymous
      August 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      Presient Obama will do what is right when he gets the full information.

      As for the “optics” of him on vacation, what can his return do to change the minds of those who will hate him no matter what he does? PBO’s presence in DC will not change the path and strength of the storm

      • 30 hopefruit2
        August 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm

        President Obama has been on top of this: Here is an excerpt from an hourly briefing on the Hurricane the mid-Atlantic states

        // “12:07 p.m.: White House aides say President Obama spoke Thursday with officials to get updates on the hurricane’s progress and ensure that states and local governments have what they need.” //

        http://www.wjla.com/articles/2011/08/va-maryland-declare-state-of-emergency-65643.html

      • 31 StR
        August 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm

        America is more than just what you see on pundit television. Coming home early could help get the message out about the serious and size of the storm, could put focus on FEMA and disaster preparedness. I think he needs to be in the White House when this hits, there can’t be images of him departing MV at the end of his vacation the same time as N.Carolina is getting blasted. That would be akin to the Bush giving McCain the cake pic that we all love to throw in the GOP’s face.

        It would also let the MV place he’s staying at secure itself for the hurricane, as I’m sure all the locals are probably running into trouble with the SS presence. Not to mention how many SS members live in NOVA? Have families to worry about and houses to worry about?

        • 32 jacquelineoboomer
          August 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm

          StR – What you say sounds reasonable. However, realizing yours is with pure motives, sometimes I could just despair with all of the constructive criticism. That’s when I feel the nudge of “pundit television,” which I try never to watch, is in the air and has overtaken all of us. I fully believe he’s got this. They’re all intelligent, reasonable adults, too, with strong advisers. No doubt he and his family and his entire team that’s in MV are preparing themselves, if the decision is reached that they must leave early.

        • 33 elo4obama/biden
          August 25, 2011 at 5:56 pm

          I’m sure the President and all his advisors have looked at all of this and more. So you compare a celebration with cake the same as returning from a trip? If the American people have gotten to be such wimps and idiots as to need to see the President to decide if they should take a storm of a generation seriously we are in trouble. I very much doubt that SS could destract or detract people from the preparations of a storm.

          They will travel when it’s the safest, and make sure they can be in contact with necessary parties. At a time like this is what your state Governors are for. The optics, the push for safety, contacting FEMA as necessary. I am sure PBO will be there to reassure folks of Federal assistance and the county’s support when needed.

          Be safe President and first family. Everybody take care.

        • 34 lamh34
          August 25, 2011 at 7:11 pm

          So your assertion is that is wasn’t the crap Bush and his FEMA crew received from the crappy job they did during Katrina, would not have been so bad PR-wise for the Bush White House if not for the optics.

          I’m sorry, but Bush et al got so much crap because they did a piss poor job leading up to and during Katrina. As a Katrina survivor myself, I can tell ya, if FEMA was on it’s J.O.B. we wouldn’t give 2 shits about Bush giving McCain any damn cake. It wasn’t until after the fact when FEMA an Bush admin did such a piss poor job that the “cake giving” incident and Condi Rice’s “shoe-shopping” became a big deal.

      • 35 EDP4BHO
        August 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm

        He’s got the whole world in his hands, dontcha know….LOL. I’m with you, anonymous, damn the optics. For once, I want to see him turn his ass up for everyone to kiss, stay on his vacation, get his work done by his own standards and timetable. Let the man be the President of the United States, and not everyone’s BFF.

    • 37 lamh34
      August 25, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      Isn’t the President scheduled to come back to DC Friday or Saturday anyway. He’s supposed to be in DC for the MLK Dedication anyway?

      So the President should come back to DC with his family and do what exactly? The exact same thing he is doing now, getting briefings and staying abreast of the situation.

      • 38 StR
        August 25, 2011 at 7:17 pm

        He should go on one last bike ride around MV while the residents all work around to board up their houses, and North Carolina is getting pounded. Massachusetts Governor is one of the many who have already declared a state of emergency, so they’re vacationing under a state of emergency.

        I fully expect them to head back tomorrow.

        • 39 lamh34
          August 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm

          I may get in trouble for this, ut please, don’t be an ass. No one said anything about him going on another bike ride but based on your snide comment about it, seems to me that you have a problem with his vacation…period. And you’re just using this Hurricane as a back-handed way to criticize it.

          As others have said, the POTUS and his family will go home if/when it deems safe and necessary. If all you worry about is optics and if it’s optics that you use to make a decision on your feeling about this President, then you’re just looking for a reason…

          • 40 lamh34
            August 25, 2011 at 7:29 pm

            …so why cater to those people looking for a reason to critidize?

          • 41 StR
            August 25, 2011 at 8:01 pm

            Optics are about perception, and perception is reality. North Carolina is going to be a pretty important state in 2012, hell the Dems are even holding their Convention there.

            And I made the bike riding comment in response to this comment – “So the President should come back to DC with his family and do what exactly? The exact same thing he is doing now, getting briefings and staying abreast of the situation”.

            So basically you’re saying that Dems shouldn;t criticize Bush and his 400 days at his Crawford Ranch because he got briefings there and stayed abreast of the situation(s)?

            • 42 lamh34
              August 25, 2011 at 8:24 pm

              I am responding to the reference you yourself gave. That the optics of Bush, McCain & the cake during Katrina is a bigger deal than the fact that cake or no cake, Bush and his FEMA crew were NOT prepared and even after was not effective during Katrina.

              So are YOU saying that if Bush was in DC instead of the cake giving incident, then the criticism of Bush woulda been lesser? Hell no. FEMA was still shitty. If FEMA and the Bush admin had did a better job at disaster management and preparedness, then the optics of the cake wouldn’t mean squat.

              This WH unlike Bush has proven again and again that throught all of the disasters during this presidency, that FEMA under the Obama administration are getting things done…optics be damned.

              you worry about the optics, I’m more assured that the President, FEMA, and the administration are more concerned with getting stuff done, quickly and efficiently…PERIOD.

              As someone who has survived Katrina, I can tell you when you are sitting on a rooftop waiting to be rescued because the levees that the federal government’s own “Army Core of Engineers” deemed “adequate” but actually werent, optics don’t mean shit!

              Again, just from your response bringing up Bush’s “400 days at his Crawford Ranch…” still proves that is is just about using this hurricane to mask your own criticisms about the MV vacation.

              I could care less if the POTUS stays or goes, but I damn sure care that FEMA and the government agency that need to respond quickly are ready and exactly where they need to be.

              • 43 EDP4BHO
                August 25, 2011 at 9:30 pm

                Clapclapclap……no one can argue with a Katrina survivor. Optics don’t matter much if you’re in danger, or not in danger. Help on the ground is foremost. People criticize based on how things turn out for them. While I understand StR’s comments, I am more concerned right now that President Obama gets the much-needed break he deserves. The man ran a 2 year long campaign, was affronted with horrible national conditions, traveled world-wide fostering diplomacy and shoring up trade deals for the American people, not to mention the myriad of social engagements, rallying voters during the mid-terms when congresscritters should have been doing a better job of that their damn selves, managing military conflicts. The list seems endless, and all this in less than 3 years. The man needs a sabbatical, IMO.

    • 44 lamh34
      August 25, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      So your assertion is criticism Bush and his FEMA crew received from the crappy job they did during Katrina, would not have been so bad PR-wise for the Bush White House if not for the optics.

      I’m sorry, but Bush et al got so much crap because they did a piss poor job leading up to and during Katrina. As a Katrina survivor myself, I can tell ya, if FEMA was on it’s J.O.B. we wouldn’t give 2 shits about Bush giving McCain any damn cake. It wasn’t until after the fact when FEMA an Bush admin did such a piss poor job that the “cake giving” incident and Condi Rice’s “shoe-shopping” became a big deal.

  5. 45 bonkers
    August 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Cool!

    What’s amazing is that I watched some others that came up, and he often just shows up at an event, doesn’t warm up and is in the suit, and will drain a 3-pointer on the first try. There’s several of these, along with a bunch of him beating pro b-ballers at P-I-G and so on. Incredible, really…

    Meanwhile, Gov. Goodhair and Shrub were male cheerleaders, but according the MegaMedia they’re the tough manly men, while President Barack Hussein, you know the exceptional athlete and guy who got bin Laden, is “weak.” Damn, we gotta get back the House and strengthen the Senate to give our guy what he needs. Let’s do this. Now.

    • 46 jacquelineoboomer
      August 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      All of it sure does raise an urgency in us, doesn’t it! Democrats need a government-takeover in 2012 – of the good kind!

  6. August 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Now for more good news

    The immigration policy needs to be talked about daily. this is a big deal in the Hispanic community and the more stories we can get out to that group, the better.

    Feds Release First Undocumented Immigrants in Georgia

    video of President O included

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/08/feds-release-first-undocumented.html

  7. August 25, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    More improvements to health care

    ‘Taking Health Care Online Creates Healthier Patients, Better Doctors”

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/08/taking-health-care-online-creates.html

  8. August 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    More encouraging news from the auto industry

    Toyota, Ford to collaborate on hybrid trucks

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/08/toyota-ford-to-collaborate-on-hybrid.html

  9. 50 Doris
    August 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Craig Fugate, head of FEMA suggests that those in the storms path go to http://www.ready.gov for preparedness information.

  10. August 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    One more suggestion:

    I was also perturbed by the Trumka article slamming the President. So anyone a out there a union member, married to one, parent, neighbor?

    Let’s give Trumka some feedback on his comments.

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/richardtrumka?sk=wall

    contact page afl cio
    http://www.aflcio.org/siteguides/contactus.cfm

    815 16th Street Northwest
    Washington D.C., DC 20006
    (202) 637-5000

    Richard Trumka does not tweet but the afl cio twitter account is
    http://twitter.com/#!/AFLCIO

  11. August 25, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    This is a Libya thing but in case you folks missed it – a great photo

    http://twitpic.com/6a0sjm

    The fantastic 4

    • August 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm

      Love that too WiW, we were raving about it the other day –

      https://theobamadiary.com/2011/08/22/thanks-2/

      • August 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm

        Hey Chips, I really like the video of PBO playing basketball. I get a kick out of watching him play ball, he’s good at it too. Myfavorite of him shooting a three pointer, was when he was campaigning for Prez, and was In Afgan, I believe visiting the Troops there, and he was on the court, and made a three pointer, that was so coollllllllllllllllll, I loved It 🙂 😀 🙂 Thanks again Chips great video 🙂

        • 61 dotster
          August 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm

          I was watching that too, and responded with “wha??????? The guys there loved it too! Everything was aligning right at that time, and I chalked that one up to another very positive sign. Yep, he’s going to win. We have to get back to that same excitement and determination and positive outlook. And it would be nice, to put it mildly, if we had all Dem forces pushing together, releasing supportive statements instead of damaging, divisive ones. Because all of those who are putting up roadblocks?—-that’s insane, self-destructive behavior.

          • 62 jacquelineoboomer
            August 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm

            Seems as though the PUMAs are spreading like a virus, and – this time – nothing to do with Hillary. The only question is: WHY??!!!

  12. August 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Love the video. President Obama is so darn coooooool.

  13. 68 GOVCHRIS1988
    August 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I guess they were talking about baseball. You know, the sport about “bats and balls in the nappy dugout.”

    http://www.indystar.com/article/20110823/NEWS05/108230385/Hinkle-I-paid-young-man?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE

  14. 70 Fred
    August 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    my man’s got game 😉

  15. August 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Saw this on twitter and just wanted to say: IN YOUR FACE Firebaggers:

    RT @thinkprogress: POLL:Americans say Obama stands up for what he believes in (71%), is caring (63%) & trustworthy (59%)

    http://thkpr.gs/pQ9kXe

    there is some not so great news in the whole research but those numbers are fantastic and completely debunk the lie that Obama is immoral and unprincipled.

    • 72 hopefruit2
      August 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      Honest Ob.

      • 73 jacquelineoboomer
        August 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm

        hopefruit2 – I’m laughing and laughing here. Living in Illinois for the first time and have a print of Honest Abe on the wall above my desk. But “Honest Ob” – hadn’t thought of that. Love it.

    • 74 Desraye
      August 25, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      Yea, I notice the leadership drop. Could it be because the GOP, MSM, and the PL constantly saying Obama’s not showing leadership? Probably. I would not worry though because those numbers can go back up.

      • August 25, 2011 at 6:37 pm

        As they say you say something often enough and people will start to believe it.

        • 76 dotster
          August 25, 2011 at 6:55 pm

          Yes, and Obama now has 10, or whatever the number of crazy candidates the Repubs have, all firing at him at once. And they’re all getting lots of media attention with all their damning and false accusations aired. It will be better when it’s one on one.

  16. 77 globalcitizenlinda
    August 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Ok, I thought I had the correct email for Ms Chipsticks but it seems I am not quite sure. Pls advise me about the path to send a note to Chipsticks directly

  17. 86 GGail
    August 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    SWEET! I love seeing him active in any sport.

  18. August 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Just came from an OFA meeting. There were a couple of emoprogs to wig out the room but overall, it was very invigorating. We are slowly starting to get it together but it’s a been a slog because people who aren’t immersed in politics like we are aren’t paying close attention and aren’t ready to jump in and start working. But I’m in it for the long haul.

    • 88 Doris
      August 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm

      Thanks Meta.

    • 89 Desraye
      August 25, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      So the emoprogs left? How many was it? Those are the ones that are weak and don’t know much about organizing. All the want to do is scream on blogs.

      • August 25, 2011 at 7:20 pm

        There were only a couple and they did leave when we started to talk about who is going to take on which particular responsibility. So freakin’ predictable.

        • 91 Desraye
          August 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm

          Yes, the emoprogs are lazy. The civil rights act would have not been accomplish with people like emoprogs. They don’t want to organize, but they like to complain.

    • 92 GGail
      August 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      Hang in there meta. We change minds – one person at a time. And thanks for participating!

  19. 93 Doris
    August 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Love Rev. Al.

  20. 96 Anonymous
    August 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Everyone…our favorite is on The Last Word tonight…”Glen Greenwald”…please hit the blog at “The Last Word”…I posted Tally’s comments and the graph that shows where the money goes…his pocket.

  21. 97 proudmemberofglobalzero
    August 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Test

  22. August 25, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I just found this footage of a guy who was filming and met President Obama on the golf course.

    President Obama starts walking up to them at around 2:15

  23. 107 desertflower
    August 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Warning…HP link…but worth the read…Mr Perry could have a BUNCH of problems if shit like this gets out….like all the other shit he peddles. The guy is a mess.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/rick-perry-texas-life-insurance-scheme_n_935666.html


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