Chat away

Back in a bit, off to prepare Cheesy Puffzenio avec a cupiano of coffee (one sugar with a dashinio of milk).

91 Responses to “Chat away”

  1. January 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    • 2 yardarm756
      January 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      Way to go Lootenant. If I’m this close behind you then I’m in the top 10.

      • January 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

        You sure are, sailor!! Thank you ….

        And, how cool is it that the Koch Bro are like all ‘just pay the damn bills, dude’ to Boehner/McConnell et al πŸ™‚

        • 4 yardarm756
          January 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

          I guess it all depends on whos ox gets gored, eh. The Koch’s loss a lot of money in one day if the market goes south and our rating along with it. Money talks and b.s. walks!

          • January 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

            “Money talks and b.s. walks!” Yep. And, those dudes are all about ‘the margins’ πŸ˜‰

          • 6 carolmaewy
            January 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm

            I would have thought they were trying to make money on not passing the debt ceiling. Guess they aren’t immune either. The brains of the RWNJ’s must be short circuiting.

            • January 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

              When every sane economist, folk like the Chamber, etc., are waving the white flag and saying stop messing what actually would be a financial monster the world has never seen unleashed – default of the USA – then you know all the ‘risk analysts’ are FREAKING OUT & as greedy as they are, the Kochs didn’t grow daddy’s wealth because they’re stupid.

              Also, they all know this is PBO’s 2nd Term and he was not particularly ‘political’ during his 1st Term when facing major decisions (Detroit, Health Care, OBL, DADT ….) so they know when he gives them that steel-tinged stare he means what he says. If the GOP wants to own letting that financial monster run wild on the global economy they are going to own the consequences – translated simply, the Kochs great-grandchildren will be quite old before a Republican is President again.


          • 9 susanne
            January 15, 2013 at 4:06 pm

            you hit it, yardarm. sheldon adelson wants the rethugs to quit the debt limit battle, too. it’s all about the $$$.

          • 10 nathkatun7
            January 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm

            “Money talks and b.s. walks!” You nailed it!

        • 12 Nena20409
          January 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm

          The KOCH roaches are afraid of their Billions? Hmmm?

        • 13 majiir
          January 15, 2013 at 4:23 pm

          This doesn’t surprise me one bit. The first thing corporatists do is protect their bottom lines. They love their money more than they love republicans. Also, I’ve noticed that some of the markets are down today, so I know the corporatists are paying attention to the increasing numbers of republicans who are calling for shutting down the federal government. Boehner is caught in the middle. He knows what needs to be done, but at the same time, he doesn’t want to piss of the Teapublican caucus that is spoiling for the right to flex its muscles and bring the government to a standstill so its members can brag that they’re “doing” something. They’re doing something, alright–acting like insane ideologically-focused tools denying reality who don’t know that voting against raising the debt limit will have national and international after shocks.

  2. 18 carolmaewy
    January 15, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Hello TOD, congrats Bobfr!

  3. 19 carolmaewy
    January 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    He is so good with people. Everyone lights up around him who has a good heart!

  4. 20 57andfemale
    January 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    chips, your epicurean dillectables are cracking me up!

  5. 21 57andfemale
    January 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I hope the link to the picture works:

  6. 22 carolyn
    January 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Love, love, LOVE these pictures! Thank you.

  7. 23 xtine
    January 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    [OT & Ugggh … then a “Go Oxford!”]:

    Outraged Oxford students are planning demonstrations following news that Julian Assange, the controversial Wikileaks founder, has been invited to speak at the 189-year-old Oxford Union debating society. The union plans to include Assange in an event celebrating prominent whistleblowers on 23 January. He is scheduled to speak via video link from the Ecuadorian embassy, where he sought sanctuary last June from a European arrest warrant for extradition to Sweden over rape allegations.

    As news of the invitation broke, criticism of the decision to give a platform to such a controversial figure came swiftly. Tom Rutland (@tomrutland), president-elect of the Oxford University students’ union, tweeted: “Someone facing a European arrest warrant in relation to being wanted for questioning regarding sexual offences should not be platformed.” The student’s union is not affiliated with the Oxford Union, a politically neutral debating society.


  8. 24 xtine
    January 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Syria crisis: Dozens killed by Aleppo university blasts

    More than 80 people have been killed by two blasts in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, activists and officials say.


  9. January 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    A federal court on Tuesday preserved an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling that permits the sale of a high-ethanol fuel blend.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a rehearing on the EPA decision that put fuels with a 15-percent ethanol concentration, known as E15, on the market.

    The development is a win for the biofuels industry, which also is fighting off a lobbying effort against E15 and a biofuel blending mandate vital to the industry.
    β€œ[T]his is a major victory for the renewable fuels industry and opens the door for further investment in new fueling technology to offer E15 to consumers,” Tom Buis, chief executive with biofuels trade group Growth Energy, said in a Tuesday statement.

    The court decision is a setback for the oil-and-gas industry and the AAA motor club, which oppose the use of E15.

    While EPA has said cars made in 2001 or later can safely use E15, AAA and the oil-and-gas industry contend it harms vehicles. They warn that most auto companies can or will void warranties for E15-related damage.


    • 26 susanne
      January 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      i applaud the greening of fuels, but in my world, we’re frustrated because this gas ruins the seals inside lawn mowers. go ahead and laugh. but without mowers, hawaii would be an impenetrable grass forest! we’re told to look for ‘classic gas’ so our machines won’t die, but we have to drive half an hour to get the stuff. hopefully, our brilliant scientists and innovators will handle this issue soon. (our cars are all newish, because of the rust issue, but i sympathize with anyone trying to keep an older vehicle running.)

  10. January 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Scary stuff, Chips ….

    “Cheesy Puffzenio avec a cupiano of coffee (one sugar with a dashinio of milk)”

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  11. 28 Bill
    January 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Before I could mute her S. E. Cupp seemed to be speaking against gun control. MSNBC is worthless.

    • 29 dotster3
      January 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      She is disgusting. She loves her guns more than anything. Before Sandy Hook she would slobber daily over guns and shooting and hunting and killing. And did you hear the tone she used with Bashir at the changeover when he dared to question her facts on her defense of high capacity guns/magazines? She is a snotty, gross, wrongheaded human being. I have no tolerance for people like her.

      • 30 Bill
        January 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm

        Excellent description of her. This is not the time for any responsible media outlet to promote guns wth their own in-house pundits.

    • 31 utaustinliberal
      January 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      I caught some of her gun nut rant. She’s insane. There are people out there stockpiling weapons and she gins them up with her “the government is coming for your guns” gibberish.

  12. 32 57andfemale
    January 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm

  13. 34 Judith Fardig
    January 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Congrats, Bobfr on numero uno! The MSM just can’t stand it that our warm, smart, socially skilled President does not waste his precious down-time on them and Congress instead of spending it with family and friends who help him recharge his batteries.

  14. January 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Love this quilt of wonderful inspiring delightful moving moments, just business as usual for President Obama. I love seeing TOD post in my e-mail inbox, because I know I will be nourished in body, mind and spirit. However, it is incumbent upon me and me alone to provide my own Cheesy Puffzenios and cupiano of java. The latter would be with double-sugar and glug of milk, but that’s just me. Thank you for this amazing place. It means so much. Thanks also for connecting me to LiberalLibrarian, Deaniac, Bobfr and many more here who provide goodnesses galore as well.

  15. 45 Pamela
    January 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Chips lunch does sound so much more delightful than butternut squash and spinach gratin. Eh, wot? πŸ˜‰

    • 46 susanne
      January 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      actually, pamela, what you’re making for lunch sounds deelish! i think chips is describing a snack, so she won’t be too hungry waiting for the gratin to bake! πŸ™‚

  16. 47 Nena20409
    January 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    The Pic with Gabby and the press, just Lovely.

    The third roll: Top, Mid and Bottom…….Fantastic.

  17. 48 Nena20409
    January 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    How do YOU guys get the Smiley faces and the Hearts…..I have seen those here too.

  18. January 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I know that this is completely off topic but I was wondering if anyone knows whether PBO’s inauguration will be shown on Tv in the UK as it was in 2009. I have been looking everywhere and can’t find out if it will be shown. If not will there be a live link here.

    I can’t wait to watch this wonderful man be sworn in again. Already got the Champagne on ice!!

  19. January 15, 2013 at 4:17 pm

  20. 72 Nena20409
    January 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    The pres once Told the One Pound Flash Hostage Ransom taker, Eric Cantor, that he didn’t Bluff.

    Joe the cheater Scarborough mocked and laughed at the pres. Hmmm? It looks like KOCH Roaches are going to stop the DC TBGOPer at their wickedly fatuously bat poop nonsense.

  21. 76 Dakota
    January 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Hey TOD Family!

    I tell you, I feel like total lurker these days! Haven’t been able to post in a while. So busy at work and at home…hubby is making his first speech as NAACP Santa Fe Branch President at our annual Martin Luther King, Jr Day event at the state capitol on Monday. Lots of stuff to be done. I’m making sure he touches on all the hot-button items he can, while attempting to be non-partisan…not an easy task!

    Love you guys and for all that are going to the inaugaration, have a blast on my behalf also! Peace!

  22. January 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm

  23. 81 vitaminlover
    January 15, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Mr Martin Bashir is outstanding and so is his show. I really like the way he respects President Obama. He is also very courteous to his guests

  24. 83 Allison
    January 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Frontline airing tonight. On the night of Barack Obama’s inauguration, a group of top GOP luminaries quietly gathered in a Washington steakhouse to lick their wounds and ultimately create the outline of a plan for how to deal with the incoming administration.”

    • 84 Nena20409
      January 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      They titled it wrongly.

      It is called a political Coup de’tat. McConnell and Eric Cantor both had their versions in Dec on 2008. For some reason the media continues to cover for the TBGOPers. So asking pres Obama to ENTERTAIN TBGOPers that have done all and everything and have called him all kinds of names is really retro…..to when people of color are mandated to just Entertain the Ruling Class at their leisure. That is despicable. The media and their servitude to TBGOPers is truly pathetic.

  25. 85 dotster3
    January 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I think Rick Scott gave Reagan the death penalty. He was just a campaign prop, and he barked.

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