Rise and Shine




Morning everyone 😉

131 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 44obamagirl
    May 28, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Hi. Hope you all have a peaceful memorial day.

    • 2 hopefruit2
      May 28, 2012 at 8:38 am

      Hi 44, Congratulations on #1.

      G’morning Chips & TOD. Happy Memorial Day!!

    • May 28, 2012 at 8:39 am

      Morning 44, morning everyone.

      • May 28, 2012 at 8:45 am

        Thanks Chips, this is beautiful. I can never say it enough but we are so blessed to have this great man as president.

      • 10 GGail
        May 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

        Good west coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
        That is a GREAT campaign photo of our President.
        Thanks Chipsticks, I think I’ll use it as my photo on my OFA Team’s Dashboard site!

        Wishing everyone a safe and reflective Memorial Day.

    • May 28, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Having finger trouble this morning! The above is Sam UK. Forgot to change username back then posted in a new comment which will appear downthread! Just being super silly! Lol!

      I am really looking forward to hearing PBO’s remarks later today. I’ve instructed my wonderful son NOT to be late out of school today as he has a tendency to chat and dawdle. If he’s out on time I may catch it live instead of waiting for our amazing Chips to post later. Which reminds me, thank you so much Chips for this site, it is a Godsend.

      • May 28, 2012 at 8:47 am

        Hiya Sam, I’m chuckling at your dawdling and chatty son!! 😆

        • May 28, 2012 at 9:07 am

          I guess he is just a typical, loveable 11 year old boy!! Such a cutie pie. Just like his mom, has too much to say for himself. Lol.

          • 14 vcprezofan2
            May 28, 2012 at 9:32 am

            You got a dawdler too? 🙄
            Mine absolutely drove me crazy growing up as I’m a first-through-the-door-at-the-end type. They used to tease me at church about always using the express lane at the end of service. As One-Son grew we came to a compromise. I’d give him a time – 5, 10 minutes, whatever – then tell him I’d wait for him in the car and if he didn’t make it in time he could get his own ride home. We don’t have regular bus service where we are, plus he’d have had to take at least two buses if no one was going his way, so that worked. Yes, I’m somewhat anti-social. 😉

            • May 28, 2012 at 9:40 am

              Hi VC, one of my favorite expressions used to be ‘I need to be there yesterday!’. I always like to be early or rushing to do one thing or another so it can drive me crazy sometimes but I guess we’re all different. I love your idea about giving a time or getting him to make his own way. I guess it would work for my boy too, he does not like getting buses and we live a way from school!

              • 16 vcprezofan2
                May 28, 2012 at 10:39 am

                Now, now, I wasn’t trying to ‘gang up’ on the little guy! 😆 I’m ‘more mature’ now, so I can say with grandmotherly tolerance -‘Let the young man socialize. He’s making contacts for the future.’ ‘What’s your rush?’ ‘Life is to be lived and enjoyed.’ ‘Etc. Etc.’ 😉

  2. 18 Roberta in MN
    May 28, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Good Morning 1st?

  3. 20 Roberta in MN
    May 28, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Congrats 44 on being first. Have a great day.

  4. May 28, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Sorry, forgot to change my user name back, above post is Sam UK.

  5. 24 Suzette
    May 28, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Good morning all.
    Have a Peaceful Memorial Day.

  6. 25 vcprezofan2
    May 28, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Good Morning & congrats 44OG! 😆

    Good Monday Morning Chips &TODville!
    Here’s hoping your Memorial Day activities will honour those who gave the ultimate and show your appreciation of the freedom enjoyed.

    • May 28, 2012 at 8:52 am

      Moooooooooooooooooooorning VC!

      • 27 vcprezofan2
        May 28, 2012 at 8:56 am

        Morning, Love! I Thanks for that good night hug you gave late last night! I had a great sleep! 😀 Am I going to get my awards today, pretty please with stevia, or honey if you’d rather.

    • 32 vcprezofan2
      May 28, 2012 at 8:53 am

      ps. Chips & TODobots, you find the nicest, most creative ‘stuff’ to share, uplift and encourage! We have the best team and we are on THE ONLY SIDE to be on! It always feels so good to have ‘hope’. Thanks everyone! 😀

  7. 33 amk for obama
    May 28, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Gm folks. Be prepared for third rate media pushing today’s politico’s ‘vets support mehmney overwhelmingly’ . Funny how gopolitico could find such a convenient poll to push on memorial day. Scumbags.

    • 34 vcprezofan2
      May 28, 2012 at 9:01 am

      Pay them no mind. No poll can hide this Administration’s efforts on behalf of veterans and the troops. Plus veterans and troops have family members who, I’m sure, are getting feedback from them.

      Afternoon, pard! How did today’s tour go?

      • 35 amk for obama
        May 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

        GM vc. It went well. Son liked this college too. A few more left to root out. Then it’s his decision.

        • 36 vcprezofan2
          May 28, 2012 at 9:19 am

          I love that. 😆 He’s probably going to like them all as they all no doubt put on their best suit/dresses for the occasion, and it may come down to the ‘smaller’ issues like tone and warmth. In my case, aeons ago, my absolute final decision was based on a personality on the telephone – one sounded formal, matter of fact and cold, I guess in keeping with the prestigious nature of the institution. The other sounded like she really was just waiting for me to arrive. For a newly arrived student coming from another country I felt the choice was ‘divinely’ clear, and I never regretted it. Did I tell you I have some confidence in the ‘vibes’ I feel in my relationships with people? [Well I made an exception in your case. /Ouch! You’re not allowed to slap the members on this site!/ :lol:] Having the academic clout to go where he wants, your son will make the decision that suits his ‘spirit’.

    • 45 Linda
      May 28, 2012 at 9:06 am

      PBO gets more donations from Veterans than Romney…..

      • 46 amk for obama
        May 28, 2012 at 9:10 am

        I know, right ? Frigging liars.

      • May 28, 2012 at 9:15 am

        While the military traditionally votes for Republicans, President Obama is ahead of GOP rival Mitt Romney in contributions from military personnel, new campaign-finance reports indicate.

        Obama has a more than 5-to-1 edge over Romney in political donations from individuals who list themselves as employees of the Defense Department or one of four military branches, a USA TODAY analysis of federal filings shows. Army employees are the biggest source of military contributions to each: $108,571 to Obama and $22,004 to Romney.

        As National Public Radio noted this week, Obama has worked hard to court the military vote. Unlike 2008, when Obama faced a Vietnam War hero, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the general election contest, neither Obama nor Romney is a veteran.


        • 48 amk for obama
          May 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

          Thanks Chips. Tweeted. We need to pushback against media scums

          • May 28, 2012 at 9:25 am

            Aren’t they something else, amk? To not even mention this:

            Obama has a more than 5-to-1 edge over Romney in political donations from individuals who list themselves as employees of the Defense Department or one of four military branches, a USA TODAY analysis of federal filings shows. Army employees are the biggest source of military contributions to each: $108,571 to Obama and $22,004 to Romney.

            … in their piece today, oh boy.

            • 50 amk for obama
              May 28, 2012 at 9:28 am

              Horrible. I am absolutely shocked by the treasonous behavior from the US fourth estate. As a person who values honest and fearless journalism, it is personally disgusting to me that US press has become so venal and corrupt.

              • May 28, 2012 at 10:24 am

                The really horrible part is that most citizens are becoming used to this, it’s what they expect and frankly, what they accept. I’m sort of shocked that our Stop Rush campaign was so successful. The press disgust me.

    • 52 Jessica
      May 28, 2012 at 9:10 am

      A poll last week said that military and vets overwhelming support PBO. Hmmmm anyway.

    • 53 Lovepolitics2008
      May 28, 2012 at 9:11 am

      hem… If I’m not mistaken, there was a poll a few weeks ago which had the opposite result, that is, President Obama was leading Romney among veterans ( maybe not in double digits, but the gap was significant…).

      Or maybe the poll was about active soldiers ?

      Someone ?…

  8. 55 Linda
    May 28, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Good Morning.

  9. 63 donna dem 4 obama
    May 28, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Good Morning TOD! I love that picture/poster Chips! I’ll be sharing that one.

    Thank you to ALL our TOD Family who have served or had friends or family serve in the military. Today we honor YOU.

    Well I better get started with the cooking:

    BBQ Ribs
    Grilled Hot Dogs
    Grilled Chicken Breast
    Grilled Turkey Burgers

    Potato Salad
    Baked Beans
    Corn on the Cob
    Grilled Veggies
    Garden Salad

    Everyone’s Invited!!!

    • May 28, 2012 at 9:03 am

      Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m on my way Donna!!

      • 65 donna dem 4 obama
        May 28, 2012 at 9:16 am

        Now I have to go and dig out the Red Carpet and brush it off cuz Chips is coming, Chips is coming!!! 🙂

    • May 28, 2012 at 9:25 am

      I second that Donna, today we honor all those heroes who fought and gave their ‘last full measure of devotion’ they live on in the hearts of all those who loved them and in the hearts of all patriots. God bless all those who serve and all the families who love and support them.

      Although we do not celebrate Memorial Day here in the UK (we should!) I always take time out to remember all those lost to war and conflict especially a very close friend of mine lost in 1991 Gulf War. My heart goes out to all the Gold Star families, you are all in my prayers.

      God bless.

    • May 28, 2012 at 10:08 am

      Good morning, Donna. Enjoy your family and your feast!!

  10. May 28, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Good Morning everyone and a Peaceful and Wonderful Memorial Day!

    PBO campaign has been positive and from that I have seen many posters and artwork of our President like the one Chips placed above and the other from GA. Out of curiosity I have been searching and have not seen anything like that for Robme . . . Has anyone seen any for him? We are so creative. . . YEAH DEMS!

  11. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    May 28, 2012 at 9:01 am

    In recalling Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address of 1863, we remember why we honor those who gave the “last full measure of devotion” for our country, as we commemorate Memorial Day. No one could have said it better than President Lincoln, our 16th President. I also cannot wait to see President Obama, our 44th, honoring our fallen heroes today.

    “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

    • May 28, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Beautiful jacqueline! This is the only speech with the exception of those of PBO that makes me cry. It is wonderful and heartfelt and so fitting for memorial day. It reminds me of when my son read it to me – it was a challenge I set him the summer before last when he was struggling with his reading and he succeeded beyond my wildest expectations. When he finished reading it tears were streaming down my face and he was concerned. He asked me why I was crying thinking he had done something wrong, when I told him that I was crying because I was so happy with him and that the piece he had read was such a historic and moving speech he looked at me for a moment and asked who had written it. I told him it was Abraham Lincoln and that he was President a long time ago. He asked whether he was a great president like Barack.

      My son was 9 at the time and adored PBO, he still does now.

  12. 76 amk for obama
    May 28, 2012 at 9:07 am

  13. 77 Hachikō
    May 28, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Good morning, everyone. Happy Memorial Day.

    • May 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

      Morning Hachikō, happy Memorial Day to you too!

      • 79 Hachikō
        May 28, 2012 at 10:01 am

        Hi Chip. Could you put out the word for me that I’m looking for a foster home for Tucker. I’ve been trying to find a room to rent, but I can’t find anyone that will take a dog. I might have a part-time job opportunity. I’ll find out tomorrow. If I do get it, I could save up and leave here and go to some place more dog-friendly. My time at the extended stay ends on Thursday. I’d like to find a home for him by then.

        Thanks, Chip!

        • 80 desertflower
          May 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

          Is Tucker a Weimaraner? Check out here : http://adopt-a-weimaraner.adoptapet.com/ Even though they say adopt, and I know you don’t want that, you probably would be able to find someone through this site that will foster Tucker until you get settled once again. I have a friend here in AZ that fosters and rescues dogs, but AZ is a bit too far. I’m sure you could hook up with someone here that could help you, or provide some guidance.

          What kind of job are you looking for? Do you have a college degree? Asking because I may be able to point you in the direction that my husband had to take….

          • 81 Hachikō
            May 28, 2012 at 11:07 am

            I’ll look into the link you provided. I had contacted Weim rescue when I was in NYC. There wasn’t much luck, but then I stopped looking because I got the invitation from LunarSea to come to Maine.

            Yes, I have 2 college degrees (Linguistics and Computer Information Systems). At this point, I’ll accept anything, but my background is in communications, project management, organizational development/governance, marketing, training and development…

            • 82 desertflower
              May 28, 2012 at 12:07 pm

              Why don’t you look into becoming an EPIC trainer then:) This is the training for Dr’s and hospital personnel for computerizing all medical records that is in the process of being done in ALL hospitals..Look up EPIC training on the internet….you don’t have to have teaching experience or training experience, but it looks like you do and would fit nicely:) In fact, you look like an AMAZING fit for this job!

    • 85 globalcitizenlinda
      May 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

      I also remember reading that unlike prior dems, PBO’s support among millitary is very high given that Team Obama has focused on them and also given the changing demographic composition of the armed forces.

      i believe the article even speculated that PBO may win some swing states due to the swing (positive) of the millitary

  14. 86 mtmarilyn
    May 28, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Good morning everyone! Hope it’s a beautiful Memorial Day for allespecially our Vets and military! We are attending a BBQ with friends. All of our spouses are Vietnam Vets. It will be an emotional day.

  15. 88 amk for obama
    May 28, 2012 at 9:34 am

  16. 89 peti4-44
    May 28, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Hi everybody, I have a new facebook-page, I´d like to show you. If you want, you can have a look at it. Just another expression of my appreciation and devotion. I wish you all a nice and wonderful but also thoughtful Memorial Day!

  17. 90 amk for obama
    May 28, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Isn’t she a ‘journo’ ? Is she on our side ? I can’t trust any of these scums any more.

    • 91 Linda
      May 28, 2012 at 9:43 am

      She is on our side…..but way….way….way….farther to the left…..

    • 95 jacquelineoboomer
      May 28, 2012 at 9:59 am

      Lately, Katrina vanden Heuvel is doing better. Maybe she’s learned something. One night recently, she gave an eloquent pitch on The Ed Show against the unfairness and laziness of the MSM relating to President Obama. So, I’m for keeping a close eye on her, but giving her plaudits each and every time she does the right (left) thing. Going to RT this one.

      • 96 amk for obama
        May 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

        Good for her. Hope she maintains that sanity.

        • 97 jacquelineoboomer
          May 28, 2012 at 10:43 am

          Hopefully, some of the emoprogs will realize how much their idiocy and egotism and self-absorption hurt the President and all Democrats in 2010, and – surely, given the awful alternative – will come around for the President wholeheartedly in 2012. The fate of our country depends on it. And I really don’t want to move to another country, if that horrible Willard gets in (not that he will).

      • 98 prettyfoot58
        May 28, 2012 at 11:51 am

        Goood Point…Jackie

    • May 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

      She’s a classic EmoProg who got her shit together for the election but will go back to her nonsense once the election is over.

      • 102 Obama Grandmama
        May 28, 2012 at 11:31 am

        I agree gobrooklyn. It never dawns on them that they could turn voters off prior to the election push.

  18. 103 amk for obama
    May 28, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Love it that these thugs are beating each other up.

    • 104 57andfemale
      May 28, 2012 at 10:54 am

      I am loving this. Childish name-calling from a rich asshole and a conservative media asshole. I wouldn’t accept this behavior from a five year old.

  19. 105 Linda
    May 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

    God Bless our soldiers, their families and President Obama. This has to be one of the most difficult days in their lives. My brother in law was a “Point Man ” in VietNam…..

  20. May 28, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Good morning, OTeam. Honor to all those with the courage to serve our country. In memory of all those who have fallen, Rest in Peace.

    The Viet Nam Wall is one of the most emotionally stirring memorials I’ve ever seen. From a distance, it seems like just a small humble piece but as you approach and see how large it is and the names, it becomes very, very personal and very overwhelming. Stunning design and one of the most powerful landmarks in our nation.

    I hope everyone has a good day with family and friends.

    • 107 jacquelineoboomer
      May 28, 2012 at 10:06 am

      I know what you mean, meta. I sobbed from one end of the Vietnam War Memorial to the other, when I visited, especially seeing all of the personal tokens left there. And then I cried some more after that. My generation was represented on that sad but beautiful wall.

  21. 110 ChristiMTL
    May 28, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I’m going to have to take another shower after reading the comments on Politico…which I never do or go there anyway but I had to see about that disgusting article.

    This is a great comment:

    ”Why in the world would vets back someone who dodged the draft, father dodged the draft, grandfather dodged the draft, and whose 5 sons are not serving. AND who wants to send them to war. Yeah, that makes sense. Funny how politico never mentioned the reuters poll only this one….funny.”

    I think that’s the important part ”AND who wants to send them to war.”

    All his tough guy talk, the war monger who surrends himself with Bushies, who admires Cheney…..He would have never end the war in Iraq, forget about Afganistan….endless war.

    The way he talks about Iran *chills down my spin*…..who the hell know what that crazy RWer and his team would do…….

    One op-ed in January

    ”Op-Ed: Bolton endorses Mitt Romney, looking at possible war with Iran”

    Ef Politico and Gallup….and the corrupt media

    • 111 amk for obama
      May 28, 2012 at 9:51 am

      Great comment. I really admire people who wade into that cesspool and whack the liars.

    • 112 cluny
      May 28, 2012 at 10:12 am

      The story is getting a lot of pushback in the comments – anyone can see that it is absurd. Vets will have PBO’s back I am sure – he is the only one who actually cares about them. I think he genuinely likes and respects them. PBO is not a phony – I think he relates to all those who excell at what they do which is why he likes the military servic epeople.

    • May 28, 2012 at 10:32 am

      Wrong. His 5 sons are serving…..by campaigning for their father.

      This is what Romney said in 2009 after being questioned by anti-war activist. His answer was almost human-like until he pulled this garbage of his ass:

      He added: “One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I’d be a great president.”

      Romney noted that his middle son, 36-year-old Josh, was completing a recreational vehicle tour of all 99 Iowa counties on Wednesday and said, “I respect that and respect all those and the way they serve this great country.”


    • 114 57andfemale
      May 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

      there was one kind of student we detested in the late 60’s and early 70’s: the draft dodger who wanted to send his classmates to war.

      Hey, we didn’t blame anyone who wanted to avoid an unnecessary quagmire like Vietnam. But what was particularly reprehensible were those assholes carrying briefcases, playing ‘office’, who took every deferment they could find but protested IN FAVOR of other parents’ sons going to die.

      Romney. Rove. Kristol. Cheney. Bush (because the National Guard WAS dodging Vietnam in the 60’s). They were the most reviled phonies. Willard takes his place with these chickenhawks.

  22. May 28, 2012 at 9:55 am

    If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~ Dale Carnegie

  23. 118 amk for obama
    May 28, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Excellent. If AZ flips, I will be the happiest man in the world.

    • 119 amk for obama
      May 28, 2012 at 9:59 am

      President Obama’s re-election campaign is dispatching workers across Arizona’s college campuses and Latino neighborhoods this spring, registering as many new voters as they can in an organized, three-month effort to determine whether they can put this unlikely state into play for Democrats this November.

      By any measure the obstacles are considerable: Arizona has voted for precisely one Democratic president since Truman was in the White House. Yet Mr. Obama’s aides said in interviews that they thought it was possible they could move the needle of history by winning in 2012 a state that analysts believe is heading Democratic in national elections, but may not be there yet.

      Obama strategists are simply following the same techniques they used in 2008 when putting states like North Carolina and Indiana into play. Then, too, there was much initial skepticism, though both states ended up going for Mr. Obama.

      Never underestimate Plouffe and Co.

      • May 28, 2012 at 10:42 am

        They wouldn’t be attempting this if they didn’t have darn good metrics to back up their belief that this might be possible. That’s what I love about the way this campaign does business. OFA has much better data than all of the polls combined. The sheer number of contacts with voters they make each and every day in this country dwarfs the contacts of all the polling outfits by several orders of magnitude. OFA is probably the only ‘polling’ entity that actually knows what Americans are thinking about this election.

        • May 28, 2012 at 11:21 am

          So true. I was at voter registration training on Saturday in my red district in FL. They think and plan way ahead. Wherein the standard, for example, is to turn in voter registration in 48 hours, we do in 24 to avoid any last minute problems. They cross every T and dot every I. This is serious business.

    • May 28, 2012 at 10:19 am

      But but but the Birth Certificate and…

  24. May 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I have been where The President is speaking.
    I believe Sgt Barnes said, all we ask is that you stand still, and remain Silent.
    And then over to the Right, a little down the Hill, is Jack Kennedy Grave!
    On the Top of the Hill, is General Lees House. The Union Quartermaster of 1863, was a bit passive/aggressive in putting the Cemetary in His back Yard.
    Beautiful, just Gorgeous area. Especially if you look down, from Jack Kennedys Grave.
    Which is exactly why Bobby Kennedy chose the area…
    That is all!

  25. 125 globalcitizenlinda
    May 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Morning and thank you very much to all Veterans and their on this Memorial Day!

    today of all days, the MSM chose to push the poll that Vet favor mitt the bulying liar. i know I have read many reports that say PBO has the advantage – especially when compared to dems as usual.

    once again we ordinary people need to educate the MSM about the veterans and active millitary and how they regard PBO.

    we need a single reference with all the veterans, active millitary and PBO so we can share it together with ALL THINGS PBO has done on the behalf of current and past millitary.

    I suggest that to push back against the gallup poll, we can combine our information together in a short segment called: “the Truth about Veterans, Active Millitary and President Obama”. Please provide supporting links and references

    • 126 globalcitizenlinda
      May 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

      meant to thank all veterans, active millitary and their families on this Memorial Day

    • 127 amk for obama
      May 28, 2012 at 10:34 am

      Yes, that would be a great idea. I am sure our warriors will come up with something like that soon for us whack the gopolitico and gallup with.

  26. 128 vcprezofan2
    May 28, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Hey ladies, here’s something you might appreciate. (You men can look too, if you want. I’m not racist**)


    ** Reminder of an indignant young man (of my own persuasion) once calling me ‘racist’ in a large group, when ‘sexist’ would have been a better fit, IF he had had any grounds for either label. He was a wee bit slow, but always angry and mostly aggressive, so he only caused the others to laugh, thereby adding to his anger. Wonder what he’s doing with himself these days?

  27. 130 donna dem 4 obama
    May 28, 2012 at 10:41 am

    From the Peoples Governor!

    Martin O’Malley

    Our country is only as strong as the men and women who are willing to step up in the present to defend the future, and, when necessary, to fight for our future, defending our nation against the forces of fear, against the forces of tyranny and against those who would crush human dignity beneath their boots. We are fortunate to have been born into the strongest and freest republic ever created. But its tomorrows, its future, is never inevitable. Its future is secured by the men and women who are willing to step up, not in times that are easy, but when times are difficult. Today, we pause to remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country–a sacrifice which can never be repaid. May God bless America.

  28. May 28, 2012 at 10:56 am

    TALLAHASSEE — Out of $334 million in cash payments sent to Florida in a multibillion dollar mortgage settlement with major banks, more than $33 million will help bolster the state’s budget.

    Florida is one of several states taking a portion of the $2.5 billion in cash payments from big banks and using it for programs not directly related to the foreclosure crisis, according to ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization.

    A spokeswoman for Attorney General Pam Bondi — who negotiated the settlement on Florida’s behalf — confirmed that 10 percent of the cash has been sent to the general budget fund.


    So, Governor Scott is taking, TAKING, 33 million out of this fund to pay down State Debt? Wow!

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