Archive for June 1st, 2012

01
Jun
12

Before I Sleep…..

President Barack Obama greets members of the audience following his remarks at the Honeywell Golden Valley Facility in Golden Valley, Minn., June 1, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Helloooooooo everyone.

Before I depart for an extended sleeping session, me being a sleep-loving kind of gal, a few things:

(1) I’m most certainly not the brightest star in the sky (I need a calculator to add 57 + 8 … I’m not kidding), but with the kind assistance of WordPress’s troll-detecting devices I can, with a single click, figure out who’s being a silly billy.

So, to the people trying to post stuff like:

“I’m a long-time lurker and a passionate supporter of President Obama, but ……”

….. you do know you’re logged here already under, oooooooh, several different names? Each one of them expressing no support at all for PBO, just grave ‘concerns’.

Three words: Must. Try. Harder.

eg ‘Legend of Eldorado’ …. you attempted to post your “first” comment yesterday, which was a personal attack on a regular here …. unaware that WordPress’s James Bond-ish troll-detecting devices showed it was about your 10th attempt, under as many names, to post your “first” comment.

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(2) To those who claimed to be “long time lurkers” and “HUGE” PBO supporters, who chose to finally emerge from their lurkdom yesterday to complain about me shrubbing that pathetic excuse of a man, GWB, I say:

Give me a f**king break!

Seriously, are you kidding me? Absolutely none of the treatment dished out to President Obama over the last three and a half years stirred your juices enough to leave lurkdom and comment in his support …. but an irreverent post about the turd that is Bush energized you?

You know, methinks that says a whole lot more about you than it does about me.

Passionate PBO supporters? Thanks for the laughs.

If you don’t like how things are done here, then click elsewhere – okay? It’s not Blog.gov, so to those ordering me to remove the shrubs from Scumbag Bush’s face, I bare my buttocks in your direction. And trust me, they’re not a pretty sight.

Again, if you don’t like the blog’s disrespectful ‘tone’ towards that contemptible piece of crap, who stole his second term and started an illegal war that cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocents, then maybe you need to tune in to GeorgeRocks.com ….. trust me, this place will never be for you. And NO apologies – ever.

(3) To the good folk who’ve attempted to post here for the first time the last few days, there’s a shiny new policy (I’ll update the ‘How Do I Comment Here?’ page asap): no newcomers will be accepted between now and November unless they sign up with longstanding Twitter/Facebook/WordPress accounts that show they’re PBO supporters and not dim-witted Willard-worshipping twats. I have neither the time nor the desire to weed out the trolls.

(4) Today was, maybe, the worst of days. Shitty, crappy, etc. And there’ll be a whole heap of days just like it between now and November.

So, we have two choices:

(a) Give up. Curl up in a ball and die, and prepare for Willard’s inauguration.

or

(b) Take a deep breath, have a gin or three, dust ourselves down, have a good night’s sleep, wake up, and vow to fight back even harder.

I go for (b).

Are you in?

Myra Soukup is, and that’ll do for me:

The President signs Myra Soukup’s framed photo of him at the airport in Minneapolis:

“Dream big Dreams”

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01
Jun
12

Pride

01
Jun
12

Heads up: President Obama at the Chicago Cultural Center (7:10 ET)

President Obama arrives at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, June 1

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7:10 ET: The President delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Chicago Cultural Center

CBS live streaming 1

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01
Jun
12

A Word from Tally: Our broken media – and by extension, all of us.

This is long. Go get a beverage.

I had a conversation with some friends of mine who are so angry at the John Edwards mistrial, they can hardly see. They personally hate him with the passion of a thousand suns, and believe that no matter how much good someone has done, it’s all negated by the bad.

It made me really think about how misled we all are as a country, thanks largely to our broken Media/Press, and how misplaced our anger and outage is.

First let me say that I’m BEYOND angry with John and Elizabeth Edwards. I’ll get to that later, but first:

–        How many people out there have thought this trial has been about misuse of campaign funds?

–        How many people are aware of the six specific charges brought against John Edwards?

–        How many people wondered WHY Edwards is being charged when so many others seem to do the same thing or worse, with not only full impunity, but encouragement?

Now think about the source you got your information from.

For those of you unsure, here are the six charges:

Read the full post here

01
Jun
12

Drive on!

SacBee: General Motors Co. says its U.S. sales rose 11 percent in May on strong sales of trucks and the new, pint-size Chevrolet Sonic.

GM sold 245,256 cars and trucks in May, its highest monthly total since the Cash for Clunkers deal in August 2009.

Sales of small cars rose 16 percent compared with last May thanks to the Sonic subcompact. Buick sales rose 19 percent due to demand for the new Verano small car.

Pickup truck sales were also strong as construction activity picks up. Chevrolet Silverado sales rose 22 percent.

Obama campaign co-chair and ex-Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland:

“Today’s report that the auto industry is surging ahead is good news for our state and the 1 in 8 Ohioans who depend on the auto industry for their livelihood. Despite what the polls, pundits, and prominent Republicans like Mitt Romney said, President Obama bet on the American worker to spur the comeback of the American auto industry. Now, we have a critical choice in this election between President Obama, who is fighting for us and working to create an economy built to last, and Mitt Romney who would have ‘Let Detroit go bankrupt,’ with devastating consequences for Ohio.”

01
Jun
12

Any questions?

Mediafire

Thanks ParkRanger and Desertflower

01
Jun
12

Minneapolis

President Obama greets Randy Hobbs with his daughter Isabella, 5, after arriving in Minneapolis

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Sullivan Harris look over the barricade as President Obama speaks at Honeywell in Golden Vale

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President Obama shares a laugh with Sen Al Franken and Sen Amy Klobuchar

…. posing for a photo with Myra Soukup, 16

A portrait of President Obama shows his autograph and a message “Dream big Dreams” after he signed the picture for Myra Soukup

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…. touring the Honeywell Golden Valley facility in Minneapolis

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President Obama is greeted by Ryan Sullivan, Honeywell Electrical Technologist and Navy veteran, before delivering remarks at the Honeywell Golden Valley facility in Minneapolis

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4:20: Departs Minneapolis en route Chicago

5:20: Arrives Chicago

7:10 Delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Chicago Cultural Center

(listed in CNN’s live streaming schedule)

8:25 Delivers remarks at a campaign event, private residence

9:55: Delivers remarks at a campaign event, private residence

01
Jun
12

Heads up: President Obama in Minnesota (1:10 ET)

White House live

CNN live streaming

CBS live streaming

01
Jun
12

‘The road not taken’

Steve Benen: About a year ago, the job market looked a lot like it does now – after a strong winter, the economy stumbled badly in May and job growth stalled. Once the Republicans’ debt-ceiling crisis was resolved, President Obama shifted gears, refocused his agenda, and unveiled the American Jobs Act.

…. Despite public clamoring for action on jobs, congressional Republicans reflexively killed the AJA, saying it was unnecessary … For GOP policymakers, this was a time when Washington should stop investing in job creation and start focusing on austerity – lower the deficit, take capital out of the economy, and everything would work out fine.

As panic sets in after this morning’s brutal jobs report, take a moment to consider a hypothetical: what would the economy look like today if Congress had followed Obama’s lead, responded to public-opinion polls, and passed the American Jobs Act? In 2012, do you think the nation could use those 1.3 million jobs or not?

Are we better off now as a result of Republican obstructionism and intransigence, or would we have been better off if popular and effective job-creation measures had been approved?

Full post here

01
Jun
12

Rise and Shine

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Friday:

9:15: President Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

9:30: Departs Joint Base Andrews en route Minneapolis, Minnesota

11:45: Arrives Minneapolis, Minnesota

12:45: Tours Honeywell’s Golden Valley facility

1:10: Delivers remarks urging Congress to act on the ‘to do list’

2:15: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Bachelor Farmer Restaurant, Minneapolis (print pool only)

2:50: Attends a campaign event at Bachelor Farmer Restaurant, Minneapolis (closed press)

4:20: Departs Minneapolis en route Chicago

5:20: Arrives Chicago

7:10 Delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Chicago Cultural Center (pooled press)

8:25 Delivers remarks at a campaign event, private residence

9:55: Delivers remarks at a campaign event, private residence

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Cagle

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Morning everyone 😉




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