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President Barack Obama walks with White House Advance Associate Valerie Tyburski following an event at the TransCanada Stillwater Pipe Yard near Cushing, Okla., March 22. Walking behind the President are Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and Vic Erevia, U.S. Secret Service Special-Agent-in-Charge. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama holds a metal and carbon fiber rod used in the construction of a lightweight race car alongside students at the Center for Automotive Research at Ohio State University in Columbus

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President Obama returns to the White House after a two-day trip promoting his energy policy


200 Responses to “oklahoma to ohio”


    • 2 LOL
      March 22, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      Pres jokes to Oklahoma woman about birth certificate …Hilarious

        • March 22, 2012 at 8:41 pm

          Love it LOL, although it kind of makes me sad that it’s even on his mind.

          • 5 LOL
            March 22, 2012 at 8:49 pm

            Agreed. I was thinking he would do an off the record lunch outing- but I see he did not. This is what infuriates me about the media, the pres goes somewhere where he lost all 77 counties in the 08 election and they say he is aloof, or he only feels comfortable around liberals, the educated, minorities, etc. Well, you could have fooled me by all those smiles and yes, even the “Welcome to Cushing President Obama”

          • March 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

            SWEEEEEEEET!!!!

          • 7 Tally
            March 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

            This is THE BEST!! πŸ˜†

          • 8 collegekay
            March 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

            Love! Did she say “OMG I’m touching you” ??

            So sweet!

            • 9 Mel
              March 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm

              Chipstick you are simple amazing, thank you for your fantastic work you really keep us all
              up beat and energize so Thank thank you. I will never bet against PBO he is just so great and
              ahead of everybody , My only source of information and only source is of PBO I really do not
              panict or pay attention to sound bites or some of the MSM BS they tray to tell us.
              Once again Rachel to night Rachel m did a MASTERFUL JOB ON Mitt Misrepresintention of
              the truth it was masterful.

            • 10 utaustinliberal
              March 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

              That made me chuckle.

    • 11 yardarm756
      March 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Whoa. What happened to Tally? πŸ˜€

      • 12 isonprize
        March 22, 2012 at 11:10 pm

        Yardarm, Tally’s RIGHTEOUS RANT is still posted, plus you can get to it on the sidebar. ——————->>>>>

  1. March 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    That GOP heckler got his comeuppance from PBO in Ohio. CBS has the clip

  2. 34 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    #PRESSON

  3. 38 Squarepeg
    March 22, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    What did that lady say? That PBO brought sunshine to Oklahoma?

  4. March 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    ok what are they yelling in the Oklahoma video for 10 sec? help I don’t get it :>)

  5. March 22, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Surprise! General Allen told McCain he needs ALL the Troops in Afghanistan past 2014!
    General Allen better watch his ass, POTUS does not take kind to General’s going around him!
    For real.

    • 42 LOL
      March 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      McCain is a bitter old man whose only suggestion in life is war. You see how much he is respected by the number of Republicans who came out and supported his idea of going into Syria—oh yeah that rights, no one came out in support. You would think the military would realize by now that the President is not and never was scared of them.

  6. 43 NurseShar
    March 22, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Lack of enthusiasm? Not!!

  7. 44 Jessica
    March 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    President Obama those are pants are a NO GO!! I can tell Michelle wasn’t present when you put those on. I still love you though! πŸ™‚

    • 45 isonprize
      March 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      😯 Wheeew, and he’s nowhere near a river, as far as I can see. The man is over 6 ft. tall, why can’t somebody, ANYBODY, get him casual pants that are long enough? πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

      Love him madly!!! But the “Urkel pants” have GOT to GO!!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

      • 46 Pamela
        March 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm

        “Urkel pants”! ROTHFLMAO!

        • 47 isonprize
          March 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm

          Pamela, we used to call them ‘floodies’ Not a good look on a grown man. NOT.A.GOOD.LOOK.

          • 48 Pamela
            March 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm

            High Waters, we called them in Maryland!

            • 49 sabreen60
              March 22, 2012 at 11:19 pm

              That’s what we called them in DC – high waters. Plus they look like skinny jeans for men or peg-leg pants. POTUS could have on whatever and he’s still fine, but if so many of us noticed the pants, maybe it’s not such a good look.

      • 50 yardarm756
        March 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm

        We’ve had quite a bit of rain in the Midwest and you notice he’s in a field plus he got sneakers on.

  8. March 22, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    The Birther clip is to die for. Damn, this man is quick.

  9. March 22, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Wow, thank you Ed. He just eviscerated Jeb Bush–big time. Tammy Duckworth coming up.

  10. 55 collegekay
    March 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    PBO needs to let Miche dress him Lol!

    • March 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      It’s kind of fun to think about how she would style him out. Remember way back when during an interview in his home when he was a Senator and he was wearing a black turtleneck? Those were the days!!

  11. 57 vcprezofan2
    March 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I. AM. SO. GOING. TO. MISS. THIS. PRESIDENT. WHEN. HIS. 2012. TERM. IS .OVER!!!

    That’s the thought that sprang to mind as I watched PBO in action in these pictures. He is so consistently warm-hearted and responsive it’s affirming to see how people of every stripe respond to him.

    • March 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      How’s the birthday girl??

      • 59 vcprezofan2
        March 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

        Feeling awfully special and happy and pleased to be a member of this family! THANKS for your part in creating a wonderful ‘party’ atmosphere, and thanks too to all my TOD siblings for their willingness to party! This has truly been fun. VC

        By the way, I’m now ‘Ms’ birthday girl to you, CC. In my culture you have to address little old ladies with respect. πŸ˜‰

        • March 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

          Ms VC it is! But I’ll always think of you as, oh, 23 and a half, you’ve a young heart πŸ˜‰

          • 61 vcprezofan2
            March 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

            Ta. πŸ˜‰ The manicurist thought I didn’t look a day over 40, but I suspect she was flattering me. You, on the other hand, I believe, since you have known me longer. Tee hee hee!

          • 62 Pamela
            March 22, 2012 at 10:20 pm

            The “kids+orthodontist” earlier today gave it away VC, you are going to LOVE getting older! πŸ˜‰

      • 63 Pamela
        March 22, 2012 at 10:22 pm

        CHIPSTICKS! this is the bestest EVAH birthday cake! VC, you are so special! πŸ˜‰

    • March 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Um, vc, I think you mean 2016? Too much birthday cake for you?!

      • 75 vcprezofan2
        March 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

        No, no Meta, I’ve been going easy on the birthday cake in order to make sure everyone can have a slice. I was working on the rationale that his 2012 term (which hasn’t started yet) will finish in 20016. However, to be clear, I’ll miss the daily pictures and news about PBO AFTER 2016. Who else is going to bring a smile to my heart just by my looking at his/her picture, or hearing his/her voice?

        • March 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

          I was actually thinking about this yesterday. He brings so much joy and excitement to us every day. Not sure how we will make do without his presence with us. I’m so curious to see what he has in mind for himself. I know he’ll write more books.

        • 77 0388jojothecat
          March 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

          “20016” ?(I know what you meant), no more birthday cake and champagne for you young lady….Happy Birthday!

        • 79 Tally
          March 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

          HAPPY HAPPY VC!!

          • 80 vcprezofan2
            March 22, 2012 at 9:52 pm

            Thank you so much, Tally ‘girl’. This has indeed been a happy day for me, enhanced by you so frankly speaking truth to GOP ignorance.

            For some reason I picture you as a petite ball of fire standing toe to toe with Ricky and the like and telling them, in colourful language, to go play in the sandbox and let the adults – male and female – dialogue intelligently. Appreciate your sharing your point of view with us in clear terms.

    • 83 Pamela
      March 22, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Amen and Amen, birthday VC, I was thinking of you, then saw these photos, said the same thing about the pants (Jessica!), couldnt get the birthed video in my country :(, and stopped tp look put the window, wondering how can there EVER be anyone besides BHO as President? My mind just cannot fathom how anyone else will ever fill this man’s shoes? I hope your b’day has been good! My Easter eggs came in the mail today, they are simply gorgeous! A true collectible!

      • 84 vcprezofan2
        March 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm

        Yes thank you Pamela, it has been a glorious birthday (which might not have gotten off to an early start without you playing your part. πŸ˜‰ ) My eyes keeping closing down on me but I’m trying to hang onto each moment, because tomorrow belongs to someone else.

        • 85 Pamela
          March 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm

          You know, it was that near miss at being first… So covered both our tushies by being first to wish you all the love possible from TOD! On my birthday back in December we had that awesome eclipse and all the wishes from TOD family, and the other family on FB meant really a lot! So glad you had a good one! Sweet dreams!

  12. 86 vcprezofan2
    March 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I love the second picture from the bottom. It’s the first time he’s ever looked so intently at ME when I mentioned his name. Thank you, Sir!

    You know PBO has so many ‘good’ pictures I find it really hard to pick a (as in 1) favourite. The same thing with FLOTUS, .. and in truth with the girls too, Man we got lucky in so many ways with this FIRST Family!

    • 87 HZ
      March 23, 2012 at 12:48 am

      Vcprezofan2, I am sorry that I am just getting to the computer. But please accept my belated Happy Birthday. I hope that you special days was a beautiful one.

      (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Hugs to you on your special day, VC)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) Happy Birthday to you!!!!!! HZ

      • 88 vcprezofan2
        March 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

        Wow! Very, very good to see you, HZ! πŸ˜† I had a wonderful birthday, thank you! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† You, O Grandmama & Fred were definitely a part of my celebration …in my thoughts.

  13. 91 vitaminlover
    March 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    With all due respect, Mr. President, Sir, I am going to need you and your family to go ahead and take a short vacation. You so deserve it and you all need to get away and just chill. I know that is hard being a gogetter and an energizer—I am still going to need you to take a mini-break and restore your spirits, minds and bodies.

  14. 92 CEB
    March 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I worry about PBO a bit because he works so hard. Even the energizer bunny has to stop and recharge at some point. I hope that for once he can have a drama free vacation

    I also did not like seeing him standing in front of those pipes in Oklahoma. I had the possibly irrational fear, that they could tumble down.

    • March 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      I was thinking the same thing when I saw the pictures, but seeing the head Secret Service guy right there helped put my mind at ease.

  15. 94 Tally
    March 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    • 95 purpleshoesla
      March 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      Tally I want a T-Shirt that sez exactly this!!! πŸ™‚

      • 96 Tally
        March 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

        I’m on it. That’s my project tomorrow. Seriously. I’ll post here when I have it ready to order.

        • 97 purpleshoesla
          March 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm

          Fabulous Tally! Thank you.

          • 98 Tally
            March 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm

            Re: SHIRT – I’m torn….. Keep in mind I’m doing two versions of whatever I come up with (white letting on black shirts, and black lettering on white and color.) I made one that was two lines – ‘News Flash’ on top, then the rest below, and it looks very small on the shirt, even when I make it as large as possible. Then I made one that took up more of the body of the shirt – News Flash/Slavery Is/Illegal/&/Women Are Not/Property – now, which one? Both? And with or without an Obama2012 or Obama logo on it at the bottom? help.

          • 99 Tally
            March 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm

            Actually – the 2nd one was this: NEWS FLASH:
            SLAVERY IS ILLEGAL
            &
            WOMEN ARE NOT PROPERTY

            we will not go back!

    • March 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      Tally hits another one out of that gigantic park in the sky. RT’d.

    • 101 0388jojothecat
      March 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Hi Tally!

  16. 102 anniebella
    March 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Do anyone know if Malia have come back home yet?

  17. 105 yardarm756
    March 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Well as I indicated yesterday, Chicago started it’s cleanup today. Re-paving and pot hole repairs have begun in places that wouldn’t see that activity until June. Anywhere those Summit visitors plan to go is gonna be ship shape.

  18. 107 amk for obama
    March 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    What a great crowd at OSU!

    The most photographed man evah.

  19. 108 geeja
    March 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    PBP has the “it” factor and the GOP has no answer! Don’t you just feel the admiration the real people have for our President?

  20. 109 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    #LandslideDEMS2012

    Yes We Must

    • 110 purpleshoesla
      March 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      ZING!!! you’ve got this down to a fine art Bobfr!. I know you’ve heard this before, but I am sooo glad you are on our side. Scared of you! πŸ˜†

  21. 112 purpleshoesla
    March 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I am going to see Labor Secretary Hilda Solis tomorrow; she visiting OFA Los Angeles HQ from 12 noon to 1pm. Great way to spend a lunch hour. Anyone else from So Cal going? If so, look for me. I’ll have on purple shoes πŸ™‚

    • 113 elo4obama/biden
      March 22, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Great for you purpleshoesla! I used to live in LA, some 15 yrs ago. I still miss it, though not the quakes. I’d love to meet Hilda Solis. Tell us about it will ya?

    • 114 GGail
      March 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      Can’t make it purpleshoesla, but say howdy for me and that we respect her a whole lot!

      • March 23, 2012 at 12:44 am

        GGail, Hilda Solis, is a very beautiful product of the district that I taught in for 35 years. I passed her home every morning as I travelled to the school to my school. In fact, she came back to the district just recently to be honored for her many successes.

        My best friend’s husband taught her in junior high and we buried him yesterday. She just sent him a special hello at the beginning of the school year while another young teacher friend of mine was on business in DC, and had a meeting with her as well. In fact, she was mentioned in one of the comments at the service yesterday. He was very proud of her as a student, and was so elated that she remembered him. A young lady who did well in school from our local school system. Very proud of her.HZ

    • 116 desertflower
      March 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      GGail?? Tally? LL??

      • 117 GGail
        March 22, 2012 at 10:59 pm

        Sorry df – no can do unfortunately.

      • 118 Liberal Librarian
        March 22, 2012 at 11:04 pm

        I’ll try, but as I said, I’m having a geek moment tomorrow with Dish Network. Is it bad that I was excited to come home so I could try out the new speaker system I got for the living room tv?

    • 119 Liberal Librarian
      March 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      I will try to make it! But I’m geeking out tomorrow a bit. Dish Network is coming out to install their new kickass receivers. If they come at 8, then they should be done by 11. But if I don’t make it, take pictures.

    • 120 purpleshoesla
      March 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      I will pass along greetings from TOD. Your intrepid TOD reporter is on the case!! Digital camera is fully charged, SD card is loaded and ready to go. πŸ˜† Nuthin’ wrong with getting your “Geek on” LL. πŸ˜† Just think of all the great sound on those kick ass receivers and new stereo system on election night when PBO wins his second term… πŸ™‚

    • 121 Betsy
      March 23, 2012 at 1:14 am

      Sorry purpleshoesla, I teach from 8:15 to 3:05 with a half hour off for lunch, but say hello for me.

  22. March 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I can’t watch the video above…..says it’s not available in “your country.” Yikes! ?????????????????

  23. 132 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Chips, everyone … “NY Republican Rep: Women, Give To The Democrats”

    http://lezgetreal.com/2012/03/ny-republican-rep-women-give-to-the-democrats/

    #PRESSON

    • March 22, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      I don’t know who Richard Hanna is .. but I love him.

    • 135 Cha
      March 23, 2012 at 12:46 am

      Wow! I’m Flabberghasted! Thanks, Bob! Richard Hanna is who won my old District 24 in New York in 2010 before I retired and moved to Kaua’i. He inundated the tv with ads of Nancy Pelosi Hate. How times have changed! Give to the Other Side! Whoa! He beat a blue dog..wonder who will win in November?

  24. 136 isonprize
    March 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Irony – This would be just too funny, if it wasn’t true… (note the REST of the names on the list…) – link to Wonkette

    And The Most Nepotistic Member of Congress Award Goes To…

  25. 138 lisalovesobama
    March 22, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    So this bar owner made drinks representing the repuke candidates and PBO. PBO’s drink is called Sweet Home cause he’s the encumbent and he lives in the WH. At the end of the vid, they put up a score board of which drink is getting the most play. Based on the brief glimpse of the board, PBO is ahead, followed closely by Saint Rectum. Mitt looks like a very distant last( pause at 2:31)

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7402895n&tag=contentBody;housing

  26. March 22, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Tweet ready truths about Rubio, everyone’s presumptive VP candidate:

    http://wrongwayrubio.com/

  27. March 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    PBO leaves for Korea tomorrow night, I’d completely forgotten that.

    • 141 lisalovesobama
      March 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Me too! Thank goodness it’s over the weekend so we can pull all nighters.

      • 142 isonprize
        March 22, 2012 at 10:50 pm

        Hi, my name is Isonprize and I am a TOD addict.

        I stay up too late scrolling thru previous threads, I get pissed off when i miss first by milliseconds, and then laugh when others try to justify a tie, I search for current clips of my President and his fabulous family, especially his smart, sharp Lawyer Mom-in-Chief FLOTUS, my VP and his smart, sharp Dr, professor wife, I know how to get C-SPAN when the White House feed messes up (which is maddeningly often for me, for whatever reason) , I Light a virtual candle when my President travels or is facing a particularly rough patch of opposition by Rethuglican (and some Dems), I could go on and on and on….

        I feel like I know all of you personally and think the WORLD of Chica (my nickname for Chipsticks) Yes, my name is Isonprize and I am a TOD addict.

    • 153 anniebella
      March 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      So POTUS will be heading to Korea Friday night. Wow, when we all light the candles and pray for President Obama, please let us all continue to do so.

  28. March 22, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I’m getting really mad—–would people please stop trying to drag President Obama into the Martin case? People need to think! Even saw a tweet that someone wanted to see him at the Fl. rally in a hoodie. Really? And reportedly black activists are saying he has to do this and he has to do that. I trust President Obama to do what he feels is right under the circumstances. Everyone wants him to be a part of every issue everywhere all the time. All things to all people. No man, not even the President of the United States, can live up to all these impossible, over the top expectations. He has so much on his shoulders all the time—-the weight of the world. Mercy please.

    • 155 COS
      March 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      I agree dotster. People should realize that the Justice Dept. represents PBO. If he said something, all of the focus will be shifted from the Martin case to him. Remember the “beer summit”.

      • 156 Liberal Librarian
        March 22, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        Or “Obama has to go to Wisconsin and march NOW”. If I recall correctly, he was elected Commander in Chief, not Protester in Chief.

    • 157 isonprize
      March 22, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      I’ve posted this on the POU site. and I’ll say it again here…

      If the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES speaks about an ongoing investigation, that would be grounds for bias. Any defense attorney worth his/her law degree would claim bias, and that attorney would be correct.

      Some folks just don’t understand the basics of the legal process. I get their passion, this Trayvon Martin situation is HORRENDOUS, but it does not involve POTUS. It can’t involve POTUS, not if justice is to prevail.

    • 158 Brit
      March 22, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      I just read the POLITICO article about this.

      • 159 isonprize
        March 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm

        The article from Poliitico regarding the Trayvon Martin case is suspect in my book. The blog mentioned is not at all a high traffic blog, and Boyce Watkins (also known as “Bitter” Boyce) is a whiny emo-prog who has not been supportive of PBO on very many issues. He is self-aggrandizing and pretty much in with the Tavis Smiley/Cornel West crowd. It’s not about him or his opinion. Plus, Boyce made a false equivalence to Sandra Fluke. The Fluke issue was not a criminal investigation. (Shhheeesh, Boyce… You are a professor???)

        The Department of Justice is in on this case and will sort it out. How does the President play a part? He can’t comment, his comments would be regarded as biased, and be (rightfully) used by the defense to attempt to make the case against the alleged killer less effective.

        People like Boyce Watkins really need to understand basic legal proceedings before the go spouting non-sense.

        • 160 Brit
          March 23, 2012 at 12:09 am

          Boyce knew exactly what he was doing by talking to POLITICO about this situation. He and the media are still trying to push the meme, that President Obama doesn’t like to talk about racial issues, which is a big topic in the AA community. Boyce has had it out for POTUS from day 1 just like Cornell West.

    • 161 hopefruit2
      March 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      You’re not alone dotster. Apparently someone is mocking those people on Twitter:

  29. March 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    10:15 AM
    Obama receives the presidential daily briefing.
    10:45 AM
    Obama meets with senior advisors.
    12:30 PM
    Carney briefs the press.
    11:45 PM
    Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.

  30. 167 ladyvader
    March 22, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I don’t often comment but I just gotta say, Chips you are a big an energizer bunny as our President and I hope you and he take the time and rest you need to keep doing what you do. We’d be lost without you both…

    • March 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you so much ladyvader, what a lovely comment, really appreciate it.

    • 169 Pamela
      March 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      Yes to this! πŸ˜‰

      • March 23, 2012 at 1:03 am

        Yes, Chips we all want you to take some time to rest. I know that I will be lost without you. Even though I am going through my trials now, this is my dose of hope, truth, encouragement, fun, intellectual exchanges, and just being with a loving family as our TOD family.

        So get some R and R Chips. Doctor’s orders written today. Read and following the directions. I love you, Chips, and I am so grateful for your hard work, your love for all of us, and your respect and support for POB. You make this a place of pure pleasure.

        ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Thank you, my beloved Chips)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) HZ

  31. 173 desertflower
    March 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Worth reading:) http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/22/1076926/-Republican-Congressman-tells-women-to-donate-to-Democrats

    As the only Republican Congressman at a rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) gave women an unexpected piece of advice: Give your money to Democrats.
    “I think these are very precarious times for women, it seems. So many of your rights are under assault,” he told the crowd of mostly women. “I’ll tell you this: Contribute your money to people who speak out on your behalf, because the other side — my side — has a lot of it. And you need to send your own message. You need to remind people that you vote, you matter, and that they can’t succeed without your help.” […]

    “This is a dogfight, it’s a fistfight, and you have all the cards,” he said. “I can only tell you to get out there and use them. Tell the other women, the other 51 percent of the population, to kick in a few of their bucks. Make it matter, get out there, get on TV, advertise, talk about this. The fact that you want [the ERA] is evidence that you deserve it and you need it.”

    I think we owe Rep.Hanna a big THANK YOU!!!

    • 174 LunarSea
      March 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      Oh boy, if he’s not in trouble yet, he sure will be. Get your umbrellas ready for the fall out. Love it.

  32. 175 vcprezofan2
    March 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Good night, everyone! I’m putting March 22, 2012 to bed at this end! Can’t fight the sleep any more, plus who knows if I’ll be called for work tomorrow. Thanks again to all of you for a lovely day! Also, Chips, thanks for working your fingers to the bone to complete my ‘homemade’ cake on time. Even though I did not find your gift, I believe the cake was a success, πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

    Pleasant dream, everyone!

  33. 180 desertflower
    March 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/03/22/450216/gop-transportation-shutdown-jobs/

    aldron on Mar 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    House Republicans last night rejected the Senate’s bipartisan transportation reauthorization bill and said they would instead adopt a short-term resolution that would maintain current funding levels for 90 days. With just 10 days until the current short-term authorization plan expires, that means House Republicans have made possible a transportation shutdown that could force more than 1.9 million workers off the job.

    • 181 LunarSea
      March 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      I’m not a praying person, but I sure as hell pray the damn dems don’t cave AGAIN! I know there are a lot of livelihoods at stake but these creeps just don’t stop! Give then an inch and they take a mile. I’m so tired of them. Nov 6 can’t come fast enough

  34. 182 Liberal Librarian
    March 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Something tells me Mehmney (h/t amk) might have a bit of a PUMA problem on his hands should he win the nomination.

    Rick Santorum suggested in a speech Thursday that Republicans might be better off with President Obama over “the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future.” Via NBC News:

    “You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there,” said Santorum. “If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the etch a sketch candidate of the future.”

    NBC article here: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/22/10814436-santorum-gop-better-off-with-obama-than-etch-a-sketch-republican

  35. 183 LunarSea
    March 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Before the night ends, want to wish VC an almost belated happy birthday.

    I was re-watching the WH St Paddy day celebration and reflecting on Teuchich (sp?) Kenney’s speech thanking PBO for all his help this past year in helping Ireland right their ship of state. He seemed really grateful for PBO’s help, yet because of PBO’s tendency to never beat his chest, (and the US media’s failure to actually present us with ‘news’) we won’t know until it makes it into the history books, just what went on behind the scenes.

    I think of all Tim Geitner’s (one of our unsung heros) trips over there and even tho Europe went for austerity measures instead of stimulus, there must have been a lot of schooling going on because we hold so much of their debt. I’m sure Tim helped secure our interests. But I’m really curious what we did to gain so much praise and appreciation from Kenney.

    Also I just have to say that Kenney is the only world leader who can stir me with his speeches like PBO. He has a natural gift and infuses his speeches with such passion, second only to PBO. The Irish are just so kewl. A year long ‘homecoming’ celebration? Seems like they are embracing their pagan roots. he he he- 2012 may be THE year for a trip to Ireland.

    The funniest part of that WH celebration was the Cert of Irishness LOL or whatever it was. I love that PBO will give it a place of honor, right next to his birth cert! Take that you repugs – LMAO at that one

    Lastly just have to say to everyone who wonders how we will survive after 2016 I say, O’Malley! The man has good values, (from what I’ve seen so far) Always talks the truth without apology or bluster. Never seems to get riled or thrown off message. Speaks fluent spanish. Has a slamming body and plays some serious Irish rock. He’s the package! Mark my words.

    Okay now – to bed with me. Night all

  36. 189 carolyn
    March 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Fun reading all the comments about various things, such as the President’s clothes today in Oklahoma. Knowing oil fields, I’d say he was dressed just right. You certainly don’t want your pants legs to drag in the muck and mud. For that, he looked just right:)
    I do know he has a valet at the White House. All Presidents do, and PBO has a good one, but the valet has a good person to take care of. I imagine FLOTUS is too busy to choose his clothes, so a good valet does that. He’s probably responsible for the new gorgeous ties too.
    Last night we were all( on this blog) so disgusted with our Governor who did not go to meet the president. Well, we weren’t the only ones. One of the TV stations has what is called The Rant in which people email their feelings. Thursday is Open Night, and every rant was about the governor and how inappropriate she was. One person took an interesting tack…she said the Governor took the oath and promised to represent ALL Oklahomans 365 days a year, and she should have been there. People were truly disgusted, which did encourage me some. I sent a rant too, and I also wrote the governor and told her exactly what I thought about her actions.

    • 190 LunarSea
      March 22, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      Wow glad I saw you post as I was about to log off. It is really good to hear that ppl were upset. Yeah OK and thanks for sending her a piece of your mind. I’m sure you spoke for all of us! Curious, what did the station with the blog say about her absence? Or did they stay out of the fray?

    • 191 isonprize
      March 22, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      okay, Carolyn, I’ll give PBO a pass on the high waters (floodies). You know the area much better than I do. But I do remember him saying once that he really didn’t care to shop (or maybe it was Michelle who said that) so it was funny to me that he had on high waters.

      I give props to the White House staff, valet included. They do great work. And I’m sure they enjoy working for POTUS and FLOTUS Obama. That has got to be a joy.

      • March 23, 2012 at 1:22 am

        Thanks Carolyn for your comments about the governor. We have enough love to send his way when those who do not give him the respect as the POTUS. That is one reason among so many that this beautiful place here is so important. Our prayers, meditations, beautiful candle lighting, and great fun will keep him cheered, I pray.

        We love you, Mr. President. Thank you for loving us as well. And most of all, we respect you, and we will work very hard to get you re-elected in 2012. Goodnight, Mr. President.HZ

        • 193 anniebella
          March 23, 2012 at 4:34 am

          I know all are just kidding because there is one thing I know and believe from the bottom of our heart, we love and respect this President regardless of his high water pants. If the people on the right were given a lie detector test, tell me how many of them could say that about their GOP candidates?

  37. 195 a4alice
    March 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    happy birthday vc!

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  38. 200 carolyn
    March 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    The station people didn’t comment one way or another…..but the people’s emails sure did.
    Not even GWB’s valet could make him look good…….although maybe he didn’t have the sense to use one.


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