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90 Responses to “change”

  1. 1 aristac
    March 28, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    so chips how was korea? lol

    • 2 Elle in MI
      March 28, 2012 at 11:44 pm

      Congrats on 1st aristac

    • March 28, 2012 at 11:48 pm

      Korea was fine aristac, although the Kazakhstan delegation was seriously unimpressed by the naughty mat business, I had to apologize on bended knee. Other than that, it was grand.

      • 5 Pamela
        March 29, 2012 at 12:11 am

        Chips you rascal! I had to come back to say thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this YouTube of Change. I am now on my way to sleep with tears running down my face, and my heart overflowing for our President, for all of us who love him and who are not afraid to Stand With Him to make the world a better place. And my thanks for you, Chipsicks, for all you bring to us humble TODObots. Goodnight.

      • 6 yardarm756
        March 29, 2012 at 12:13 am

        Heave to Admiral. Glad you made it back in one piece. I sent you a signal and will assume that a lack of response means my fragile vessel is still afloat.
        Oh well, I’m still glad you’re home. It’s near 7 bells (cst) so it’s time to trim me sails. Rest well everyone. 😉

      • March 29, 2012 at 12:41 am

        I seem to remember that you were not around the night Bin Laden was killed. Interesting.

      • March 29, 2012 at 12:48 am

        lol, chips you are a card 😉

      • 13 AJ
        March 29, 2012 at 7:16 am

        Kazakhstan was upset about the naughty mat, after the faux national anthem mess? Wow, they have a wide range of issues, don’t they? 😉

  2. 14 Elle in MI
    March 28, 2012 at 11:30 pm


  3. March 28, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Change is coming – if we work our hardest!

  4. 16 carolyn
    March 28, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Change has already come too. That is one reason the far right bigots are running the way they are. They’re scared. Demographically the country is changing, legislatively the country has changed and will continue to do so, and these people will kick and yell and lie as long as they have breath. They don’t want anyone younger to have what they’ve had for years…..medical care, social security……etc.
    However, Change has a way of overwhelming those standing in the way. The human race just cannot go backwards. I’ve lived long enough to see wonderful change….just one small example…going to the dentist is a wonderful change from what it was when I was a kid….would these anti-change people want to go back to pliers to pull their teeth? I think not.

    • 17 Pamela
      March 28, 2012 at 11:56 pm

      Nicely stated, Carolyn, good place to close the page for the night! Thank you!

    • 18 jackiegrumbacher
      March 29, 2012 at 7:37 am

      Caroline, they would have no trouble if YOU and I had to use pliers as long as they had the best treatment.

    • 19 relellit
      March 29, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Indeed, the far right bigots are running running, running. Some how they believe the ACA if repealed will help their causes to prove the President’s policies are failed. In essence, what it will prove is…America is for sale!!!

      Conservatives are crazy. Now that the curtain has been pulled back on the Supreme Court as being operatives brought and paid for by the Insurance Companies, the Koch bros, & ALEC; along with the 2 screw ups (Bush v Gore and Citizens United States), I would think Chief Justice Roberts would want to restore the integrity of the Supreme Court.

  5. 20 meabloom
    March 28, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    G’Night All!

  6. 21 ourmanflint
    March 28, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Yes, change is here, good night to all you hard working , hard playing TODers

  7. 22 pinkbunny92
    March 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Good night all! I hope everyone has had a good day!

  8. March 28, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Thursday Mar. 29, 2012
    10:00 AM
    Obama receives the presidential daily briefing.
    10:45 AM
    Obama delivers remarks to Congress.
    12:15 PM
    Carney briefs the press.
    12:30 PM
    Biden attends a campaign event with local supporters.
    2:45 PM
    Biden attends a campaign event.
    6:00 PM
    Biden travels to Chicago, Illinois, to attend a campaign event.
    8:00 PM
    Biden attends a campaign event.

  9. 26 Pamela
    March 28, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    So, here you are! I am having a little trouble keeping my eyes open, it has been a rough day… I might sleep now. Goodnight, sweet dreams everyone. Goodnight Chips. Goodnight Mr. President.

  10. March 28, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Justice Antonin Scalia wonders if partisanship is behind the 26-state lawsuit against President Obama’s signature health care law:

    JUSTICE SCALIA: Mr. Clement, I didn’t take the time to figure this out, but maybe you did. Is there any chance at all that 26 States opposing it have Republican governors and all of the states supporting it have Democratic governors? Is that possible?

    MR. CLEMENT: There’s a correlation, Justice Scalia.


    He just figured that out?

    • 28 sabreen60
      March 29, 2012 at 1:01 am

      Oh Scalia knows it. He’s an arrogant SOB. He knows it and he wants everybody else to know that he knows it and doesn’t give a damn.

      • 29 desertflower
        March 29, 2012 at 1:21 am

        What a greasy slimey guy. I agree, sabreen. Totally.

      • 30 anniebella
        March 29, 2012 at 3:28 am

        It is ashame that these guys can sit on the Supreme Court forever, it’s time for term limits. When it’s so clear that that you have people like Thomas and Scalia paid and bought for by the Koch Brothers, they don’t need to be aloud to serve forever or till death. Do we really need the Supreme Court?

        • 31 jackiegrumbacher
          March 29, 2012 at 7:43 am

          And isn’t that the damned purpose of the SCOTUS to make decisions based on constitutional issues and not politics? Isn’t that why they have a lifetime appointment? Scalia prides himself on his strict adherence to the Constitution, but he must have skipped the section on the Supreme Court.

  11. March 28, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Joe Biden has 4 fundraisers Thursday.


  12. March 29, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Rubio endorsed Robney on Fixed News.

  13. March 29, 2012 at 12:06 am

    This is GREAT–

    PI EXCLUSIVE … NEW ANTI-ROMNEY SUPER PAC ON DOG TREATMENT: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has caught flak for putting the family dog in a kennel on the roof of the car for a road trip, but now he’s getting opposition in the form of a super PAC focused on his treatment of animals. Bob McDevitt has filed paperwork to launch the super PAC Animal Lovers Against Romney. McDevitt, a longtime Democratic supporter and political operative, tells PI the goal is to “get the message out just how callous in temperament Mitt Romney is.’ The owner of a rescue dog said the issue is personal. The group, whose website is mittismean.org, has its official rollout next week and plans on targeting 10 battleground states with Internet ads. The budget: $1 million.


    • 35 donna dem 4 obama
      March 29, 2012 at 8:01 am

      I love this! mittismean.org, I couldn’t think of a better name for that website. 😎

  14. March 29, 2012 at 12:11 am

    WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama has hosted Passover seders at the White House for the past three years, and while a fourth has not yet been confirmed–much less whether the Maxwell House Haggadah will be used–the Jewish Outreach operation at the White House is on seder duty.
    The first Passover Seder is the evening of April 6 and this afternoon White House pastry chef Bill Yosses–last spotted at the planting Monday of First Lady Michelle Obama’s spring garden–will team with famed Jewish cookbook author Joan Nathan for a program at the Jewish Museum of Maryland featuring “an adaptation of haroset from Arkansas” and Nathan’s “original matzo chremsel recipe.” Livestreamed at 3 p.m est at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live
    Click below for recipes…..

    below, from Whitehouse.gov….


  15. 37 hopefruit2
    March 29, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Good night everyone! Sleep tight and don’t let Rubio bite.

  16. March 29, 2012 at 12:50 am

    so has Gingrich officially ended his campaign?

    • 39 desertflower
      March 29, 2012 at 1:00 am

      His Sugar Daddy has officially ended the money 🙂 Newt’s always in denial….it may take a little longer…painful death march. Has to break it to Callista that she’s NOT going to be seeing the inside of the Lincoln Bedroom. Probably EVER!

      • 40 anniebella
        March 29, 2012 at 3:31 am

        Has Romney told Ann that she won’t be seeing the inside of the Lincoln Bedroom, unless they name one of their rooms in that mansion of theirs in CA, the Lincoln Bedroom.

  17. 42 desertflower
    March 29, 2012 at 1:20 am


    An overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system remains popular even though Americans are not enamored with the law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. The poll found that 44 percent of respondents favor the law, and that an additional 21 percent oppose it because it doesn’t go far enough – for a total of 65 percent.

    The rest, 35 percent, said they oppose the law and major changes to healthcare generally.

    Wonder if those 35%, if just told what the provisions are, would feel the same way….. preexisting conditions, anyone?

    • 43 anniebella
      March 29, 2012 at 3:34 am

      desertflower, It doesn’t matter to them, that 35% it’s President Obama. Anything with his name on it they hate it.

  18. 44 bonkers
    March 29, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Sorry to interrupt the conversation, but I’m incredibly saddened by the news tonight that bluegrass superstar Earl Scruggs has died at 88. Well-known as the banjo player for the “Beverly Hillbillies” theme song, he was a “old-school” icon in cluegrass (just made that up…like it!)/country music, who was an open-minded musician that understood the unifying power of art. At the height of the social upheaval of the 1960s, he took it upon himself to bring people together through his talents. Some examples…

    with The Bryds:

    And Joan Baez:

    At a Vietnam Invasion protest:

    I hope future generations of musicians learn lessons of life from Earl Scruggs. RIP, Earl!

    • 45 anniebella
      March 29, 2012 at 3:36 am

      I remember Earl Scruggs and his brother when they would be on the Beverly Hillbillies.

    • 47 globalcitizenlinda
      March 29, 2012 at 5:54 am

      Such a big loss! may he rest in peace

    • 48 Pamela
      March 29, 2012 at 9:32 am

      I saw that last night on here, bless Earl Scruggs for bringing so much joy to so many people through his gift! Really good to see Jim and the Byrds again, we were so blessed with all that superb music! 😉

  19. 49 Elly in Maryland
    March 29, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Good old Google – I remembered there was some bluegrass musician (turns out it wasn’t Earl Scruggs) who endorsed Obama in the primaries so I googled “Obama endorsement blue grass 2008” and right away it popped up – Ralph Stanley. I remember what a nice surprise that was.

    March 29, 2012 at 6:35 am


  21. 52 vcprezofan2
    March 29, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Good Morning, ALL! I’m taking an early look in before going on the road for several hours. I actually just wanted to see which TODobots get in here early and put the coffee on before ‘rise and shine’. 😉

    It’s hilarious to notice that Pamela is always reluctant to leave, saying several goodbyes, looking over her shoulder each time to make sure she isn’t missing anything! 😆 I know the feeling, Pamela. I use the other approach though – when I say good night I hot foot it out so that I can’t give in to temptation, otherwise I’d pass out on the keyboard. 😆

    Good Morning, again!

    • 53 vcprezofan2
      March 29, 2012 at 7:19 am

      Since coffee isn’t ready yet I’m going over to Twitter to check out the neighbourhood. See you!

      psst Chips, I’m keeping an eye on the ‘new post alert’ spot, PLEASE RING THE BELL LOUDLY!

    • 54 Pamela
      March 29, 2012 at 9:31 am

      ;), oh well, most of the time I find my head rolling off my shoulders and forget to say goodnight at all! Predict you will be first on rise and shine for your dedication to peeking in before your road trip! 🙂 🙂 🙂 have a fun day!

  22. 55 prettyfoot58
    March 29, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Gooooooood Morning…Chipssssss…….GM my TOD FAM….

    loving that video…re the President’s First Time….

    I would say…as others have stated…that we cannot listen to the pundits as they continue to spin the demise of this President…as they predict their doom and gloom…for Health Care….

    i do not agree with some of the so-called liberal folks who want to see ACA overturned …thinking that this will bring about a single payer option….i wonder if they know what they are asking for…..what about all the folks who would suddenly lose what has been gained…..like those with pre-existing conditions…for example….it took 50 yrs….to get this…

    i cannot listen to those folks…..they have no credibility….

    as UT stated in a previous thread….


    • 56 57andfemale
      March 29, 2012 at 7:44 am

      It might lead to single payer. The problem: it .,,will take 30 years to accomplish. And only with a filibuster proof Democratic Congress, President and Supreme Court. The complete dream world these people live in is astounding.

      • 57 hopefruit2
        March 29, 2012 at 8:10 am

        The ACA itself will probably lead to single payer much faster than 30 years!

        • 58 57andfemale
          March 29, 2012 at 9:26 am

          Exactly! And cover people and save lives in the interim.

          Isn’t that the question? You’re so ‘pro life’ that you’re willing, in fact eager to kill people in order to let twentysomethings be free to have the newest iphone.

        • 59 Pamela
          March 29, 2012 at 9:36 am

          I believe it will move very quickly, making a fantastic and historic achievement right out of the Inaugural Box for PBO’s 2nd term, building on his masterful and astonishing 1st term!

    • 60 jackiegrumbacher
      March 29, 2012 at 7:54 am

      There are always people on the left who are dumber than dirt and would sacrifice any good to get perfect. I no longer have any patience with them or even a willingness to engage in conversation.

      • 61 57andfemale
        March 29, 2012 at 9:31 am

        I’m reading David Corn’s book, Showdown, and it is written for the emoprogs to explain to them how PBO has thought and negotiated and what was working against him behind the scenes. Will they actual be ‘liberal’ and bother to read it with an open mind?

  23. 62 joyce
    March 29, 2012 at 7:42 am

    We love you Mr President and may God continue to bless and protect you and your family.

  24. 64 globalcitizenlinda
    March 29, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Chips, I do not know if you have seen this article — seems to be right on point.

    Some one finally says in print what I have been saying to those near me which is that when President Obama said that: “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin”, my thoughts immediately went to the part that I felt he could NEVER say because he was a better person than me.

    I felt that if he was the type of person who I am, I would have said: “I, Barack Obama, have been treated with the same suspicion as Trayvon Martin, — always direspected, constantly doubted and hated by people who have no real reason to hate me”

    In the article below which appears on the DailyBeast website, I believe that the author captured my sentiments better than what I can say:

    Please take some time to glance through this article:

    “Trayvon Martin’s Shooting Mirrors America’s Paranoia About Barack Obama”

    by Lee SiegelMar 29, 2012 12:20 AM EDT

    The shooting death of Trayvon Martin reflects the hysteria that has gripped large numbers of Americans since the election of our first black president.

    When President Obama said, movingly and beautifully—and with great courage in this rancid political season—that Trayvon Martin could well have been his son, he hit the nail on the head more directly than he knew. George Zimmerman’s response to Trayvon Martin was an allegory for the way at least half the country has been responding to Obama since he was elected to sit in the White House.

    Just as Zimmerman suddenly became a crime-watch volunteer—after being charged with assaulting a cop, no less—countless people suddenly, upon the election of America’s first black president, began to worry about the country as if about a crime-ridden neighborhood.

    As though patrolling local streets, they began to obsess over the Constitution. As if spotting broken locks or shattered windows, they believed they saw breaches of “freedom” everywhere. Because there had been numerous recent break-ins in the neighborhood, Zimmerman believed that following Martin was necessary. Because there had been tyrants before in world history, true patriots became convinced that scrutinizing Obama’s every move in the past and in the present was of the utmost urgency.


    Unable to see his face, Zimmerman projected onto the teenager his worst fears. Unable to get a clear sense of Obama’s past, great numbers of people projected onto him their worst fears of where he might have come from.


    The full article appears here


  25. March 29, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Good Morning-
    I got to say that Joe KleIn is a bastard. He was on Hardball yesterday, and said a few things that was disconcerting.
    He said, that Robney should redefine himself and go after wallstreet reform, which he said was a mess, then he said he should run like Ross Perot,
    Then, he said, at least Robney could be more Humane than this President.
    Wait…, What?
    What is Klein talking about?
    You mean to tell me Klein thinks Robney is mire Humane than this President?
    One word- Seamus!

    • 66 hopefruit2
      March 29, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Who gives a rat’s patootie what Joe Klein thinks. Robney is down in the polls by double-digits. He’s losing even in swing states. Robney’s credibility right now is a serious problem for him – that no matter what position he takes going forward, the voters are going to have a hard time buying the “Etch a Sketch policies” that he’s peddling.

    • 67 hopefruit2
      March 29, 2012 at 8:16 am

      I also wanted to add that the majority of cable news pundits also have the same credibility problem as Etch a Sketch Romney – they say one thing this week, and the complete opposite the next week, because for them it’s all about $$$.

      It’s hard for them to seriously criticize Romney because he’s just like them – greedy, dishonest, petty, callous, shallow, emotionally bankrupt, and yes jealous and resentful of President Obama.

  26. 70 a4alice
    March 29, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Good Morning TOD! Hope everyone has a great day! (ok back to work I go…..)

  27. 71 vcprezofan2
    March 29, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Where is Chips? I have to leave soon. Are you deliberately delaying the ‘rise and shine’ post, Ms Chips, or are you actually resting, or working elsewhere?

    • 72 vcprezofan2
      March 29, 2012 at 8:34 am

      **mutter** This is the last time I get out of bed to TRY for this first place finish. It’s too wearying on the nerves.

      • 73 amk for obama
        March 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

        Got out of the wrong side of the bed today, vc ? GM to you too. 🙂

        • 74 vcprezofan2
          March 29, 2012 at 8:40 am

          Well, it was originally the right side, amk, but Chips is trying to change it by playing cat and mouse with the new thread. 🙂

          GM to you too and I hope your afternoon is going great!

  28. 76 hopefruit2
    March 29, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Jovie can you provide a link that reports on VP Biden’s fundraisers today, if you can find one? THANKS!

  29. March 29, 2012 at 8:40 am

    All democrats voted no on the Presidents Budget! All of them, for a total vote of 0-414.

    • 80 hopefruit2
      March 29, 2012 at 8:47 am


    • 81 amk for obama
      March 29, 2012 at 8:47 am

      On the subsidies to the fatcat oil companies, right ?

      • 82 hopefruit2
        March 29, 2012 at 8:50 am

        I need a link for my own interpretation of exactly what the Democrats voted “no” for. Something tells me that the Repubs must have slipped something very nasty in that bill. Democrats would not unanimously vote “no” on the President’s budget for no valid reason.

          • 84 hopefruit2
            March 29, 2012 at 9:05 am

            Exactly as I thought: Some Republican tried to pull a fast one. This was NOT the President’s budget.

            //On the House floor, Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) agreed that Mulvaney’s amendment was not, in fact, Obama’s entire budget proposal.
            “This is politics at its absolute worst: presenting something as the President’s budget without the policy detail, without the explanation to the American people about what’s in the President’s budget,” he said. “And as a result, he presents a very misleading version of what the President has asked us to do.”

            Mulvaney seemed to relish the idea of bringing up a proposal based on Obama’s numbers, and openly wondered, tongue-in-cheek, why no Democrats sought to introduce it. He then criticized it by saying it does not foresee a balanced budget at any point in the future.//

  30. 85 hopefruit2
    March 29, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Joe Klein haz a sad!

  31. 86 collegekay
    March 29, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Good morning!! 4Q grew by 3%

  32. 89 hopefruit2
    March 29, 2012 at 8:54 am

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