175 Responses to “obamacare: peace of mind”


  1. 1 magapie
    March 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Obama 2012!!

    • 2 Pamela
      March 30, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      Yay, Dave, I am still going to call you Dave, as magapie is just to much for me to manage, unless you really love it! Then I will try to love it too!

      • 3 magapie
        March 30, 2012 at 11:41 pm

        I appreciate that very much!!! Magapie is a silly nonsense name I babble at my kid, so I like that too.

      • 5 anniebella
        March 31, 2012 at 2:28 am

        This is what it is all about, helping someone so if God forbid they have to go through some medical crisis, they won’t have to worry about being wiped away financially. But with the Republicans it’s all about hate to them, their hatred of this President. I am praying and hoping for the best from the Supreme Court, to keep politics out of this, but I don’t have much faith in them. And by the way, I am going to email Chuck Todd and tell him about this couple here and how Obamacare help them, I want Chuckie to know that Americans like those people will be the loser if the Supreme Court plays politics with this law.

      • 7 magapie
        March 30, 2012 at 11:55 pm

        Call it gratuitous. We are TOD-ers and we don’t care!!!!! To be FIRST is…..is…..is…….IS….. uh…. JUST PLAIN FUN!

        • 8 nathkatun7
          March 31, 2012 at 3:18 am

          I am working on being first because I am so tired of being last. But given the fact that I am on the Mexican border, and I have tendency to stay up late at night (well past midnight any way) I doubt that I will ever be first. But I really think It’s so much fun to see people racing to be first to post on this truly fabulous site. I think it must be because of the fabulous prizes awarded by Chipsticks.

  2. March 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    You are the queen of the world. Going to tweet.

  3. 10 Pamela
    March 30, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    My heart is peace filled with President and Mrs. Obama in the White House!

    • 11 vitaminlover
      March 30, 2012 at 11:52 pm

      Yes, and I am so grateful that they will grace us with their presence and wisdom and love and personalities for 4 more years. I love the Obamas, yes I do, I love the Obamas–how about you?

      • 12 jacquelineoboomer
        March 31, 2012 at 12:02 am

        You love the Obamas? I do, too!

      • 14 vcprezofan2
        March 31, 2012 at 12:10 am

        What’s this? You two working on the lyrics for a new song?

        โ™ชโ™ชโ™ช
        I love the Obamas, yes I do,
        I love the Obamasโ€“how about you?

        You love the Obamas? I do, too!
        We love the Obamas. Yes we do.
        โ™ช

        • 15 vitaminlover
          March 31, 2012 at 12:43 am

          Yes we love the Obamas me and you. We love the Obama children too!

        • 20 Alycรฉe (@jazziz2)
          March 31, 2012 at 3:46 am

          Sung to the tune of “We Love You, Birdie” from Bye, Bye Birdie — right?

          • 21 vcprezofan2
            March 31, 2012 at 8:55 am

            Alycee, if you’ll take care of the tune, I’ll continue with the gathering of the lyrics (trans.= can’t sing)

            โ™ชโ™ชโ™ช
            I love the Obamas, yes I do,
            I love the Obamasโ€“how about you?

            You love the Obamas? I do, too!
            We love the Obamas. Yes we do.

            Yes we love the Obamas me and you.
            We love the Obama children too!

            CHORUS: Cause we love the Obamas yes we do.
            We love the Obamas – how about you?

            That is just between us, so you know
            Love the entire family, even Bo

            Babies love the Obamas, yes they do.
            Children love them too, wouldn’t you know.

            The world loves the Obamas, I tell you true.
            Ain’t no other First Family for me and you!

            CHORUS:
            โ™ช

  4. 25 GGail
    March 30, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Chipsticks – blog extraordinaire.

    As they say on Shark Tank……”I’m Out”

    have a pleasant evening everyone

  5. 29 LunarSea
    March 30, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I was going to post this on the last thread but found myself alone there. It seemed fitting among all the inspiring vids of the last post, but since we’re all here now, to which I must say, ChipsChica you are blazing fast with these videos… Anyway this is from one of my favorite speeches.

  6. March 30, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Great clip. Ya’ll think Romney can reach out to people like that? Feel their pain? BAH!

  7. 32 pinkbunny92
    March 30, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks Chips for posting all those wonderful videos! What a wonderful way to end a busy & crazy week! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Shockingly I did NOT win the Mega Millions lottery. Even though I don’t believe in the lottery, as you’re more likely to get struck by lightening 305 times, than to win the lottery. For this time, I made an exception.

    But even though I did not hit the jackpot, I chipped into CollegeKay’s grassroots fundraiser ๐Ÿ˜€
    Though if I had, you’d have gotten a much bigger donation ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 33 collegekay
      March 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      thank u pink bunny; the amount of contributions is what counts.. like (5) $3 donations for example

      thanks again ๐Ÿ˜‰

      btw- the jackpot is now 975 million. Just crazy ridiculous

    • 34 Alycรฉe (@jazziz2)
      March 31, 2012 at 3:48 am

      Well, a winning ticket was sold in Maryland — maybe a TOD’er… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. 35 hopefruit2
    March 30, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Twitter suddenly seems empty. A lot of folks must’ve gone to check their (NON) winning tickets.

  9. 38 hopefruit2
    March 30, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    If there are any lottery winner, I’m almost willing to bet it’s in Repub districts.

  10. 39 geeja
    March 30, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Good night all. Chips I watched this video again and choked up in the same spot. Thanks and know that I appreciate you and the work you do,

  11. 50 collegekay
    March 31, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Good night all.

    • 51 jacquelineoboomer
      March 31, 2012 at 12:09 am

      How will you sleep, ck? You must be so excited.

    • 53 a4alice
      March 31, 2012 at 12:27 am

      good night ck. you must tell us in riveting detail everything about how your call goes (I’m putting positive energy toward it and imagining that is is happening!) will put in another tomorrow!

  12. 54 hopefruit2
    March 31, 2012 at 12:04 am

    For those of you who aren’t interested in “Dinner with Barack” or “Grab a Bite with Mitt”, you’re in LUCK! You can now donate to Santorum and experience the pleasure of winning his fundraising competition!

    Announcing the “Sensual Spanking from Santorum” fundraising incentive. The winner with top $ donations gets to be spanked by Frothy himself. Donate now! No more excuses ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 55 utaustinliberal
      March 31, 2012 at 12:10 am

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah…….I am so tweeting this! OMG Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha ๐Ÿ˜†

    • 56 purpleshoesla
      March 31, 2012 at 12:13 am

      OH. HELL. NO. The mental image this “fundraiser” conjures up is too disturbing. ๐Ÿ˜†

    • 57 jacquelineoboomer
      March 31, 2012 at 12:15 am

      Just mentioning that buzzard’s name kills the appetite, doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 58 LunarSea
      March 31, 2012 at 12:48 am

      ewww Or as Homer Simpson would say “Doh!”

      …excuse me while I go barf…

    • 59 TheShyLurker
      March 31, 2012 at 2:07 am

      Ugh.

      It’s bad enough I envision the angry, joyless, wince inducing sex Santorum has. Like his body betrays him or something as he prays to God throughout. (Yes, I have thought about it. It kinda cracks me up half the time. )

      And having dinner with Mitty would put me asleep, I think I would (rather) drown in a bowl of my soup.

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

        I don’t think Santorum is the pious Puritan he pretends to be. I’ll bet he’s got a real lascivious streak.

  13. March 31, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I know you like this one BWD, just put it on the new(ish) YouTube account:

  14. 67 utaustinliberal
    March 31, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Pssst: If you want to win the Mega Millions, all you need to do is a naked rain dance while shouting beam me up Scotty!

  15. 68 utaustinliberal
    March 31, 2012 at 12:14 am

    I hear Gov. Etch-A-Sketch was last seen baying at the moon when he heard PBO won the Jackpot.

    • 69 jacquelineoboomer
      March 31, 2012 at 12:36 am

      Hope nobody got that on video! I’d just like him to go away, so President Obama can run TOTALLY unopposed. We should write that into our Constitution. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. 70 vcprezofan2
    March 31, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Chips Chica, thank you for a lovely, lovely day! I don’t know how you do it, but I am immeasurably thankful that you do.

    Thanks also for standing so staunchly with the Obamas.

    Sweet Dreams, and may your rest tonight be all that your body and mind need! Good Night Mother-who-pampers-and shares great videos! ๐Ÿ˜†

  17. 71 a4alice
    March 31, 2012 at 12:36 am

    nitey nite TOD – thanks for all the vids Chips!

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  18. March 31, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Ok—-Bill Maher’s show can be so maddening it’s unwatchable at times. But tonight it was pretty decent, covering a wide range of topics—Sup. Ct., healthcare, Martin case, environment, gun laws, or lack thereof, Repub increasing stupidity. Van Jones was one of the guests and was good tonight. Another guest I enjoyed was the producer for Mad Men. And let’s see if I can tell this in the right way. But they were talking about racism, and the producer noted that young people are not racists—-and I believe that’s true—-and that they are marrying whomever—-and that racism—the last desperate gasps of it—will thus fade, fade, fade away—-once and for all. They noted that California is increasingly populated with bi-racial couples—–and of course one of the guys said “everyone looks like Mariah Carey.” I’ve thought of this too—-and thought of a conservation I had with my daughter who’s a teacher in Indy this week. Her school was playing in the state bball finals. And I had read a write-up in the Indy Star about the game, and there was a photo of one of their star players—–and I asked my daughter if she had had him in class—-really cute guy, “looks like Obama”, I said. And she said, “Mom, this whole school is full of Obamas–well over half have bi-racial parents.” I hope I’m not offending anyone. Just an interesting observation that I am noticing everywhere also. The country is changing, it’s happening, and the old white racists know it, and they are desperately flailing about in their final death throes.

    • March 31, 2012 at 1:05 am

      My sons are all biracial.. and I used to say when they were little – 30 yrs ago.. I look forward to the day when the world is mostly brown ๐Ÿ˜‰ joking, however.. my two adult sons have both dated women of all races and cultures.. caucasian women, women of Trinidad, Korea, Mexico and even Kenya ๐Ÿ™‚ my 4 grandchildren are the most beautiful mix of humanity ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 74 LunarSea
        March 31, 2012 at 1:32 am

        My girls are biracial also. And like your sons have dated guys from different races and cultures. They don’t even stop to question it. Which is why I suppose if you’re into the supreme-ness of your race (whatever it may be) the new reality could be very threatening.

        But it’s not just my girls, their friends of mixed and single races do it also. Most of the young from this next generation, and the generation yipping at their heals, just don’t care to be separated by race, for the most part.

        And yet they are still proud of the various races of their heritage. They have learned about the inherent cultures through stories from the old folks and I do believe they will always appreciate the many gifts and accomplishments of those cultures.

        As one daughter told me: “I like being bi-racial. I define ‘me’ by the parts I choose to embrace.” (paraphrasing) I had never thought about it quite that way before.

        One daughter did have a little bit of a quandary when filling out a questionnaire that asked for race. I believe she picked ‘other’ LOL

        • 75 LunarSea
          March 31, 2012 at 1:36 am

          Oh yeah, and we’ve always celebrated different traditional cultural holidays with the different family members, so they are comfortable in many of these settings. They’ve come out with some good observations through the years. Changes a lot of the way you look at these things. LOL

        • 76 0388jojothecat
          March 31, 2012 at 3:05 am

          My niece is bi-racial, AA/Vietnamese, she is so beautiful and smart – the best from each of them. She considers herself vietnamese for now, she’s only 10. I believe that in the next 20 years America will mostly be people of mixed race and being LGBT will be no big deal.

        • March 31, 2012 at 3:22 am

          beautifully said LunarSea.. your girls & their friends sound much like my sons & their friends.. I like to believe thats the world we’re heading for ๐Ÿ™‚

        • March 31, 2012 at 7:56 am

          I bet that race question will disappear from all questionnaires. I like how your daughter said she defines herself. My Chgo daughter and fam are coming out to visit today, which includes my “adorablest” little 2 yr. old grandson, whom they adopted and who has a delicious Hispanic/white heritage, a real little charmer, the center of their universe. Lots look like him in Chicago too.

          • 79 hopefruit2
            March 31, 2012 at 9:02 am

            Is it me, or are bi/multiracial kids the best looking? ๐Ÿ™‚

            • 80 LunarSea
              March 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

              ALL kids are beautiful ๐Ÿ˜†

              • 81 hopefruit2
                March 31, 2012 at 11:04 am

                That’s true! In my comment, I was just stating a positive feature of diversity of genetics where the products of that diversity reflect the beauty of all the different combinations.

                • 82 LunarSea
                  March 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm

                  I know you didn’t mean anything by it. I was just thinking out loud. Every ethnic group has their certain features (for want of a better word) that define them, and that is beautiful. And at the same time it is nice to see these same features blended together to create something new out of the best each has to offer. Evolution?

                  Odd how we started as 1 (Lucy) and evolved into many adapting to our survival needs, only to see the possibility of the evolution of the many into a possible new 1. Cycles on a grand scale? Food for thought

        • 83 joanshaw
          March 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm

          I have three biracial grandsons — Caucasian and AA — and they are the most beautiful boys! I’m very proud of them because they’re not only beautiful and kind and thoughtful, but they’re extremely smart: one is just finishing up a medical degree, the second oldest is a pianist, the youngest one is still in high school. I’ll have to wait to brag about him!

          LunarSea and Sherijr, and anyone else who have biracial kids, we are very lucky. As I’ve said before on this site I have always had melanin envy, and it’s become acute since we’ve been blessed with our lovely President and First Lady.

    • 84 jackiegrumbacher
      March 31, 2012 at 7:49 am

      I wish they’d get the death throes over with so they can stop hurting people and being stupid. It’s so important that you people learn the importance of voting since they can’t take for granted that their own attitudes will be reflected in law makers. This will be a far better world when the current generation of young takes over the reins of power.

    • 85 MB32
      March 31, 2012 at 10:22 am

      I wish this was true for all young people but Tim Wise thought it was very troubling the reaction some young people had to the black character (who is biracial in real life) in the Hunger Games.

      I agree with some of your statement, especially for states like California, but there are still pockets of young people who reflect the biased and prejudiced thoughts of the last generation – the teen convicted of a hate crime in Mississippi for running over a black man. Even before the Martin case in Sanford the son of a Sanford police officer was accused of beating a homeless black man. And there have been other cases involving young people. Like a group of young people who kidnapped a young black woman, in West VA, I think, and held her hostage and tortured her. (Sadly, I think she had dated one of the young men).

      Sometimes it just feels like one step forward and two steps back, so I’m not sure that racism is just going to fade away, even with the increasing number of multiracial families because if you think about it multiculturalism has existed in the black community for some time. Look at the wide range of hues, complexions, hair texture, ect. We black Americans have been a mixed race people for a while, in part, due to the consequences of slavery.

      Growing up there was a family in my community that could have passed for white – all of them. But it was well known that they were a “black” family. The one-drop rule made a lot of people just black. Its more accepted to say multicultural or biracial now and I how that trend continues but the rhetoric in this country now around race and from high ranking politicians is not a good sign to me.

      • 86 LunarSea
        March 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

        bullies are loudest, but I do believe them to be in the minority. Yes many young ppl still learn to hate at an early age. I think that is what scares santorum about college. That these youth who have learned to fear ‘the other’ soon realize that ‘the others’ are no different from themselves when thrown together in the college environment.

        He’s the most hateful of them all

  19. 87 ber6964
    March 31, 2012 at 12:39 am

    You Can’t Buy Empathy…………..Mitt.

  20. 88 Bobfr
    March 31, 2012 at 1:01 am

    That video, as mentioned in an earlier thread, inspired this and I hope it sticks:

    #PRESSON

    #AmericaThisIsNotATest

    • March 31, 2012 at 1:06 am

      You’re such a love Bob, what lovely tweets those are.

    • 91 nathkatun7
      March 31, 2012 at 3:42 am

      Bobfr, You are such an exceptional human being! I really feel so privileged to know that I share views about our president with such an amazing human being as you. Even at 64, you have not lost a step. Unlike some of us oldies who are so clueless when it comes to things like twitter and face book.

      Keep on Pressing On, Bobfr. And keep inspiring us to remain positive and focused.

      • 92 jackiegrumbacher
        March 31, 2012 at 7:54 am

        Well, nath, I’m older than Bob, but I’ve figured out how to link to my FB page and how to tweet and retweet. I get in a fix if things get more complicated than that–I still don’t know how to embed to this site, but step by step, I’m figuring things out. Biggest sign of my age–I prefer to use a landline to make voter calls–a fact that makes younger people look at me like I was an antique.

    • 93 jackiegrumbacher
      March 31, 2012 at 7:51 am

      Bob, once again, I’m just so in awe of your talent. I hope you don’t mind the fact that I retweet so much of what you do. It’s just too brilliant not to share.

    • 94 Bobfr
      March 31, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Jackie and Nath, your comments warm me to the core, as does Sheri’s and others in this wonderful community Chips created.

      Jackie, I smile every time I see one of your RTs and appreciate each one of them.

      #PRESSON

  21. 95 jacquelineoboomer
    March 31, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Good night, Chips and TODers – See y’all tomorrow!

  22. March 31, 2012 at 1:06 am

    G’night from here too… rest well all of you.. happy dreams~

  23. 97 LDS
    March 31, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Thank you Chips and everyone here for making this whole week a sense of purpose to me. Every post this week has kept me getting up and moving, pressing on, standing tall, standing still. But must of all gave me hope that we are in the right place at the right time. There are those here hear who just have a way with words, smart as heck and just plain funny (you know, the lol run to the bathroom type), the fearful, chicken little run to the hills type. The point is we are family and that is what a family is mad up of. Of course, unless you are perfect like the Romneys and most Repugs.

    No one family is perfect in real life. So yes, we will bump heads and disagree but the common goal here is to re-elect this wonderful Preaident for a second term……with love. I love the pocket card suggestion, that’s positive and informative. As the months grow closer to the election, we need to share positive stories as we interact, educate and inform people how much we need to get out and vote not just for the presidency, but for primary, judgeships….everything. We literally have to unbrainwash all the damage the media, Repugs and the SCOTUS have done to Americans, decades of pollution and toxics that even some of us show signs better known as fear.

    What a steady Commander in Chief we have to bring peace of mind with his words, smile and even his walk (known as swagger) to some. But the womenfolk in my house called it rhythm, walking withthe movement of the waves or flow.
    As he steps up the pace as the days and months grow closer, we will wait for our marching orders and get in step to do whatever we must on love and respect for the people here and the people we love in our homes.

    @DesertFlower you have been in my spirit all day: Desperation is better than despair. Remember, our faith did not create our desperate days. Faith’s work is to sustain us through those days and to solve them. Yet, the only alternative to desperate faith is despair. Faith holds on and prevails.
    When obstacles and trials seem
    Like prison walls to be,
    I do the little I can and leave the rest to Thee.

    And when there seems no chance, no change,
    From grief can set me free,
    Hope finds its strength in helplessness,
    And calmly waits for Thee.

    • 98 desertflower
      March 31, 2012 at 2:05 am

      Thank you for thinking of me, LDS. I always hope. I’m so grateful for this family to help get through the hard patches that life throws our way. Thank you again:)

  24. March 31, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Lovely to drop in after watching those great videos. This place certainly helps my nights to fly by. Great folks, great conversation, great observations and of course lots of videos with that wonderful man and his equally delightful wife.

  25. 101 desertflower
    March 31, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Night all…see you in the am

  26. 102 LDS
    March 31, 2012 at 2:08 am

    You are so welcome. Sweet sleep……

  27. 103 amk for obama
    March 31, 2012 at 2:19 am

    So olbermann picked up a fight and quit… Again.

    gore picked a loser… Again.

    • 104 0388jojothecat
      March 31, 2012 at 3:09 am

      more like KO was shown the door and told to take a hike. From what I’ve read he plans to sue Current. I used to like KO during his msnbc days but when he started attacking PBO that was it for me. I never followed him to current and I wish him well but no one will hire him until his attitude changes.

      • 105 anniebella
        March 31, 2012 at 7:00 am

        I used to like Olbermann also, but he does appear to have some issues. And here is a man who don’t feel like it’s worth his time to vote, but it’s worth his time to criticize the President. maybe he’ll end up on FOX.

  28. 107 auni
    March 31, 2012 at 3:40 am

    My daughter-in-law is Hispanic and my son is Finn. One of their children is brown with beautiful brown eyes and heavy dark hair–beautiful child. The other one has thin blondish red hair, very pale skin, freckles–another beautiful child. They look so different, you would never know they are related–it’s an exceptionally lovely family. Don’t I sound JUST like a proud grandma?

  29. March 31, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Chips here’s the video of the Maine speech:

    • 113 vcprezofan2
      March 31, 2012 at 9:01 am

      Hi Donna, the elusive one! Always nice to see you. ๐Ÿ˜† I’m on my way out for a little bit so will watch this later, but thank you cause I missed it yesterday. Enjoy your day.

    • 114 LunarSea
      March 31, 2012 at 11:00 am

      thanks so much. I searched last nite and couldn’t find it anywhere

  30. 115 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 31, 2012 at 7:04 am

    GOOD MORNING EVERYONE..HAVEN’T BEEN AROUND MUCH BECAUSE MY BROTHER IS HERE…BUT I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY…I HAVE A HOMELESS FEED ON PENN. AVE. TODAY AND MY BROTHER IS GOING WITH ME! OH HAPPY DAY…I LOVE MY PBO AND WISH HIM A WONDERFULLY RESTFUL WEEKEND. I’LL CATCH UP…I PROMISE! MY BROTHER IS HERE TILL WEDNESDAY…NICE LONG VISIT! BLESSINGS EVERYONE!..:)

    • March 31, 2012 at 7:31 am

      And a blessed day to you and your brother. Enjoy your visit.

      Blessed day to all the TOD family.

      I received a heart breaking phone call late Thursday night. The husband of a couple in Fairfax had a massive stroke Thursday evening around 7:00. They have been very close, dear friends for many years. I had just talked with both of them Wednesday afternoon. Long story short–it doesn’t look good either in the short-term or the long-term (if he survives these next few days). Wife and sons have some difficult decisions to make. Please say a prayer for them. This has me so upset. It is on my mind constantly.

  31. March 31, 2012 at 8:04 am

    President Obama is urging Congress to pass the โ€œBuffett Rule,โ€ saying lawmakers who oppose it will have to โ€œgo on recordโ€ and explain to the American people where they are getting the money to keep funding tax breaks for the wealthy.
    โ€œWe have to make choices. When it comes to paying down the deficit and investing in our future, should we ask middle-class Americans to pay even more at a time when their budgets are already stretched to the breaking point? Or should we ask some of the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share?โ€ Obama said in his weekly address.
    The presidentโ€™s proposal would require those making more than $1 million a year to pay at least the same tax rate as middle-class families. The rule is named after billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who has said publicly that he should not pay a lower tax rate than his secretary.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/political-punch-obamas-weekly-address-making-the-country-a-little-fairer/

  32. March 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Winning lotto ticket sold in Baltimore—-hope it’s a TODer—–new Obama super-pac! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. 126 hopefruit2
    March 31, 2012 at 8:12 am

    The winning lottery ticket was in Baltimore, MD. The RW are going to have fun with this – they might say that it’s PBO who rigged the lottery to make someone from MD (who’s probably voting for him) win.

    • 127 japa21
      March 31, 2012 at 8:14 am

      Also Kansas and Illinois. Total of 3. Of course Kansas is red and the part of illinois it was sold in in red.

    • March 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

      Hmm, as our (Dutch) conventional wisdom says: Give money to left-wing types and they turn right-wing.

      [ The president of the Dutch national bank was a Socialist In Name Only – look it up: Duisenberg ]

  34. March 31, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Vice President Joe Biden says he is confident the Supreme Court will uphold the constitutionality of President Obamaโ€™s signature health care legislation.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/biden-confident-supreme-court-will-uphold-health-care-law/

  35. 130 collegekay
    March 31, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I know exactly where the ticket was sold in Bmore. That’s where I’m from lol. It was at a 7-Eleven on Liberty Rd. I bet someone black won b/c that’s a majority black area. LOL

    • 131 hopefruit2
      March 31, 2012 at 8:25 am

      The name I heard was Tom Kreft.

    • 134 LunarSea
      March 31, 2012 at 11:04 am

      If you ever win a huge lottery drawing the first thing to do -before declaring- it to create a trust and have the trust be the winner. That way should anything happen to you before it’s paid out the beneficiaries of the trust keep receiving the money.

  36. 135 hopefruit2
    March 31, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Okay, the three winning tickets sold in MD (PBO), Kansas (PBO’s relatives) and Illinois (PBO’s former hometown) – the RW NUTZ are going to have even bigger issues with that!

    • 136 collegekay
      March 31, 2012 at 8:18 am

      BOOM!

      • 137 africa
        March 31, 2012 at 8:23 am

        Hey Collegekay,

        I donated $10 for you. I hope I did it correctly. I clicked on the link Chips provided on one of the other threads. If it did not go toward your totals, please let me know. I will donate again.

        • 138 collegekay
          March 31, 2012 at 8:28 am

          If it’s a link Chips provided then it was correct. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • 139 collegekay
          March 31, 2012 at 8:31 am

          btw, I might need you later lol

          my competition gets (3) $3 donations to boost the totals.

          • 140 africa
            March 31, 2012 at 8:35 am

            I might have missed it, but the donations amount started at $10 when I tried to donate the first time, that’s why I did $10. So please let me know where I go so that I do it correctly. For sure, I can donate some more. I am not on TOD much because of my schedule, but please let me know so that I can donate to you.

            I feel good now that I am able to contribute. For a long time I couldn’t and it feels wonderful.

            • 141 collegekay
              March 31, 2012 at 8:41 am

              In the box where it says “Other” you can put “3.00” or any amount that is not listed. :- )

            • 142 collegekay
              March 31, 2012 at 8:42 am

              And I know what you mean… especially since it costs 32k to pay an organizer. It’s good cause.

    • 143 japa21
      March 31, 2012 at 8:19 am

      It was in a little downstate town in Illinois, deep in the heart of RWNJ territory in Illinois.

      • 144 hopefruit2
        March 31, 2012 at 8:22 am

        ah I see. Interesting.

      • March 31, 2012 at 8:41 am

        Red Bud, Illinois—-never heard of it but a little town near St. Louis—-checked the county ’08 voting results—was a 49/50 split—so winner could still be a Friendly.

        • 146 hopefruit2
          March 31, 2012 at 9:26 am

          True for all you know, the winner might be a PBO supporter. Regardless, the RW will say that PBO rigged the numbers for a “swing” district in Illinois.

    • 147 LunarSea
      March 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

      I like the way your think lol

  37. 148 japa21
    March 31, 2012 at 8:20 am

    So in all likelihood, 2 of the winners (KS, IL) will be screaming about the taxes they ahd to pay.

  38. March 31, 2012 at 8:22 am

    This is the first time, I have learned anything from Chris Hayes show. Good discussion about HC.

    • 150 utaustinliberal
      March 31, 2012 at 8:46 am

      It really is a good discussion about ACA. I like the guy with the glasses. He explains constitutional law very well.

      • March 31, 2012 at 8:57 am

        THIS!!! Impressed with him….does it in an easy understandable way.

      • 152 Ladyhawke
        March 31, 2012 at 9:26 am

        UP With Chris Hayes is terrific this morning. This discussion has been very informative. It looks like he is spending the entire two house on the Affordable Care Act. There are excellent points being made. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was great. I am looking forward to watching this again.

    • 153 LunarSea
      March 31, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Does this fall into the ‘too little too late’ category. Why yes, I think it does.

  39. March 31, 2012 at 8:32 am

  40. 156 collegekay
    March 31, 2012 at 8:51 am

    PBO schedule for next week:

    Monday- hosts leaders of Canada and Mexico for a North American Leaders’ Summit
    Tuesday- speaks to newspaper convention
    Wednesday- Hosts an Easter prayer breakfast for Christian leaders, signs the STOCK Act restricting Insider Trading in Congress
    Thursday- Signs the JOBS Act
    Friday – forum on “Women & the Economy,” hosts a Passover Seder in the PM

    • 157 hopefruit2
      March 31, 2012 at 8:59 am

      Thanks collegekay for the schedule. And I believe the WH Easter Egg Roll is on the following Monday (April 9). ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 158 LunarSea
      March 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

      If that is the republican ‘jobs act’ that was nothing but a give away to big business and an assault on recent reforms and worker rights, then I am not clapping. Shame on the congress critters who could vote for this but not for the end to oil subsidies! I hope there are signing statements

  41. 160 utaustinliberal
    March 31, 2012 at 9:10 am

    This PBO gif is funny.

  42. March 31, 2012 at 9:25 am

  43. March 31, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Collegekay just went over two grand. Nice!

  44. 171 prettyfoot58
    March 31, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Gooooood Morning….Chips..Goood Morning…TOD fam…

    Chris Hayes had a great program to day on ACA….i hope you get a chance to watch the video….

  45. March 31, 2012 at 10:14 am

    President Obama knows how important women’s health is, and he respects the right of every woman to make her own medical decisions. Watch the video to see his special message to Planned Parenthood Action Fund supporters — and then sign our letter thanking him for standing strong for women’s health:
    http://bit.ly/GU7tG4

  46. March 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I don’t think I will ever eat Brocoli again.

    Just saying!


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