Chat Away


Back home, my work is done!

Chat away, back in a bit.


Updated schedule:

Monday: The President will award Clinton Romesha, a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. The event will be held at the White House and the First Lady will also attend

Tuesday: Delivers his State of the Union Address at 9:0 EST

Wednesday: Travels to the Asheville, North Carolina, area. He will return to Washington, DC in the evening (no details available yet)

Thursday: Travels to the Atlanta, Georgia, area. He will return to Washington, DC in the evening (no details available yet)

Friday: Hosts President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy in the Oval Office. Later in the morning, the President will welcome to the White House the recipients of the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal. Added to the schedule: The President will visit Chicago on Friday.

352 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. February 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Happy Sunday afternoon!

  2. 8 Nena20409
    February 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    It now snowing in my neck of the woods…… ;(

  3. 13 Proud Former White House Intern
    February 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm


  4. 14 globalcitizenlinda
    February 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm


  5. 17 desertflower
    February 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm


    • 18 vcprezofan2
      February 10, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      Holy Toledo, a 6-way tie! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ That was quite a race – never noticed such a race before! LL, Maryl, Nena, PI, DCLinda, Desertfl. I guess Chips must have renovated and widened the gate while I wasn’t looking. Job well done, all of you!

    • 20 Nena20409
      February 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Congrats DF, one of the six today, ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      • 21 desertflower
        February 10, 2013 at 4:41 pm

        ๐Ÿ™‚ I saw that “Leave a Comment” and couldn’t believe my good luck…then I saw a bunch of posts already here…..all of us posted at 4:11…this could be a record!

  6. February 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I just want to thank everyone for all the well-wishes over the missus’ impending surgery. I can’t believe that in about a month we’re starting an entire new life.

    • 23 susanne
      February 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      best wishes for those big changes–you’ll get through it together, and find yourselves in a better place ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 24 Judith Fardig
      February 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      We’re all pulling for you and your wife!

    • 25 betseyc
      February 10, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      LL, I’ve been hoping to catch you and not only wish you both well (literally!), but also to recommend Peggy Huddleston’s healing meditation. You can find the DVD and her book on Amazon. I read the book, but the disc is all you need. There’s an interview on the DVD that explains all the experiments they did to come up with the meditation. I used it when I had surgery on both eyes in 2010. For the first eye I did as she suggested for the week prior. For the second eye I had the three weeks in between, and the doctor said after that she had never seen such fast healing. You do it post surgery, as well, and I think it would be especially powerful as your wife starts this new life. I found it so powerful a tool for all sorts of healing and changes that I still do it first thing in the morning.

    • 26 desertflower
      February 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Absolutely! We’re all excited for both of you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 27 a4alice
      February 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      I don’t what your new life entails (missed that part) but wishing your wife well and a speedy recovery!

    • 30 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      February 10, 2013 at 11:55 pm

      Best wishes LL.

    • 31 Betsy
      February 11, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      LL, Good luck to your wife with her surgery.

  7. 32 desertflower
    February 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    LL! Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. February 10, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Congrats, LL. I think I might have pipped you at the post, if I hadn’t had to stop my cat chewing the drive band of my spinning wheel.

  9. 37 GGail
    February 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Good West Coast afternoon Chipsticks and TOD family.

    Congrats to all of the First place winners – especially LL ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 38 Nena20409
    February 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Four Ties clocking in at 4:11PM ET? Hmm?

    In a couple of hours…… Shoveling would be my task. I am NOT looking forward to it. I had planned a total relaxed day today. Now, my wish is Totally busted. ;( ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Congrats to: LL, Mary and PFWI ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  11. February 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

  12. 41 vcprezofan2
    February 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I see speedy Chips dropped her mail and disappeared! Hope you are having a good Sunday, CC (as opposed to just a busy one).

  13. February 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    6 WAY TIE! > 5 OT Louisville vs. N.D. last nite.

  14. February 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm

  15. 44 Judith Fardig
    February 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    My family at the Inauguration – such a thrill!

  16. 51 CEB
    February 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Good afternoon everyone.

  17. 52 carolmaewy
    February 10, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I heard there was a six way here?

  18. February 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm

  19. February 10, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    • 56 vcprezofan2
      February 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      LP, you sure know how to find the links. Thanks, I’m off to watch this before passing it forward.

      • February 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm

        Thanks VC, its about 20 minutes, but some good informative background on whats left out of MSM discussions.

        • 58 vcprezofan2
          February 10, 2013 at 5:14 pm

          Okay, this slowpoke is done watching, but I wish i knew how to separate the gun money info (up to the 18:34 mark) from the rest, only because most people won’t want to watch the entire thing. I usually try to restrict my sharing to short videos, because unless it’s PBO or MO I don’t usually watch long videos.

          • February 10, 2013 at 5:19 pm

            Ya, its like their weekly version of 60 minutes, but the whole video is on 25min. I dont have software to cut and edit videos. I’m sure AMK, Chipsticks, or some TOD’er could link some freeware program. I could use one myslef!

            • 60 vcprezofan2
              February 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm

              ๐Ÿ˜† Like I know anything about how to use a freeware programme. Oh well! One of these days it’ll get done.

    • 62 carolmaewy
      February 10, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      That is so sad and so sick. No one should listen to anything the Catholic says about what our govt. should do. I’m glad it’s out in the open now.

  20. 63 Dudette
    February 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Hi everyone! Sitting under hair dryer @ salon. Thought I’d check in. Silly me 4got 2 charge phone – so juice is low. [smacking my head]

    Anyway I’m all hyped about the Grammys tonight! FLOTUS is up for Spoken Word (and Ellen DeGeneres in same category) ๐Ÿ™‚
    They just can’t stop competing!

    See ya later!

    • 64 desertflower
      February 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Hi, Dudette! We’re all excited for the Grammy’s here, too! Have to run to the store now so I can get my shopping done so I can plop my ass and watch the whole thing with no interruptions! My daughter and I will be glued… now remember, CBS says no boobs, no butts tonight ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see who breaks that “rule” first! Seriously…now they get told what they can and can not wear? FREEDOM!!!! Have some fun roasting under that dryer….you’ll look stunning for the Grammy’s though ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 65 dotster3
        February 10, 2013 at 5:47 pm

        No genitals either—-so—-no fun at all! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 66 desertflower
          February 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm

          No GENITALS???? OMG! Where’s the fun in that? ๐Ÿ™‚ People purposely TUNE IN to see the outrageous attire….maybe if they lose some $$$ they’ll get a clue that they can’t tell people what to wear!

      • 67 Dudette
        February 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm

        LOL! Thanks df! I do look rather fetching after my paint and spacking session this afternoon! It was a major undertaking though. Thank goodness for professionals! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 68 carolmaewy
      February 10, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks for the heads up. I’ll have to sneak a peak on iPad. I’m sure we will be watching a movie.

    • 69 carolmaewy
      February 10, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Hair salons are never open in my little town on Sun. or Mon. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t think I’ve sat under a hair drier since I was 18! Not that long go, I guess. ๐Ÿ™„

  21. February 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm

  22. 73 Bill
    February 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    A certain blog is featuring an article headlining a quote by MHP: “Obama Administration Has Institutionalized ‘Perpetual War’ “. MSNBC has gone off the rails.

    • 74 mophene
      February 10, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      Yes they have, that’s why no one bothered to watch the President’s inauguration on that channel.

    • February 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Umm no. That was Bush who institutionalized Perpetual War. PBO is the guy trying to end it. I know the media is lazy and useless but is it too much to ask to report who exactly is doing what?

    • 76 theo67
      February 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      War is a response to conflict and aggression by one or more parties. It’s not like President Obama is running around picking fights with other countries. In fact, many countries are angry with him for not picking more fights! The likes of MHP continue to discredit themselves, and make me wonder why people should listen to someone who is clearly less wise than themselves.

    • 77 anniebella
      February 10, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      I have four words for Melissa H. Perry……replace her with Joy Reid. A class act who knows her job. I guess that is more than four words. Sorry!

  23. February 10, 2013 at 5:27 pm

  24. 79 Bill
    February 10, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Clint Eastwood is being interviewed at Pebble Beach Golf Course on CBS. He is not talking to a chair.

    • 80 Bill
      February 10, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      Eastwood is very, very subdued.

    • 82 theo67
      February 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Why do people continue to listen to the likes of Clint Eastwood and Donald Trump after they’ve completely humiliated and discredited themselves? It just rewards their bad behavior. There should be a price to pay when people do such dastardly things.

  25. 84 utaustinliberal
    February 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    If you’ve got time today or whenever – if you don’t, bookmark this – you must watch this. It’s a discussion at David Axelrod’s University of Chicago Institute of Politics brain trust about election 2012. Quite fascinating insights.

    • 85 a4alice
      February 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      ooo thx UT! will do ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 86 Jennifer (from SM)
      February 10, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      I’ve been home sick this weekend, so I’ve had time to watch a lot of stuff. I watched this and it was very interesting. Some of the operatives from the Romney campaign seemed more straightforward than others, but it was still quite refreshing to see a calm reasoned discussion of the campaign. Continue to look forward to the offerings of Axelrod’s Institute of Politics.

  26. February 10, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Rogers: “Plenty of oversight” on U.S. drone policy
    House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., defended the White House today, saying they have been forthcoming enough about U.S. policy regulating the use of drones in counterterrorism efforts.

  27. 89 hopefruit2
    February 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm

  28. February 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    • 91 idon
      February 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      I believe Poway is in San Diego County, generally considered a high earner area. Where do 12 year olds get guns – LEGALLY?

      • 92 carla4obama
        February 10, 2013 at 7:01 pm

        Yes Poway is just north east of San Diego proper. Middle class area, generally good schools.
        The guns were his parents and they were locked up and secured when police arrived. His parents are shocked and sound like good parents. Kids today deal with conflict, anger and stress in violent ways. Guns are easy, talking is hard.

        • 93 theo67
          February 10, 2013 at 7:27 pm

          I was listening to an NPR program this morning where they were talking about the effects of technology and how it’s making kids today not be able to communicate or resolve their conflicts. That parents need to make sure they have some discussions in person with their kids, so kids can remember that there are real people behind the communications, and that there may be opposing views from there’s that have to be considered and dealt with in order to effectively move things along.

        • 94 LDS
          February 10, 2013 at 11:19 pm

          “Sounds like good parents”?
          Why do they have guns….that many guns in the house? Go hunting for dinner, maybe?
          I just don’t get the disparity for the “middle class, generally good schools as opposed to the kids who live in the inner City”
          There would be no need for talking if the guns were not in the homes.
          I am shocked that they are shocked!

      • 95 theo67
        February 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm

        Romney country. The thought of the violence and misery that this kid was willing to perpetrate so soon after Newtown just makes me ill. Thank heavens for the vigilance of the authorities!

        • 96 LDS
          February 10, 2013 at 11:27 pm

          Theo67, I feel the same way. The parents should explain why they have that many guns in the house. Because it is their right is not good enough…..
          You can’t have your guns and cake, too. If the kids are dealing with anger and stress issues the parents need to get the child some help AND get rid of the guns until the issuers are dealt with. Why should other children’s lives be in danger?

          • 97 theo67
            February 11, 2013 at 12:00 am

            Exactly! This is why gun regulations are hampered – because the people who need to be governed by those regulations think they apply to other people,and not to themselves. This is the classic case demonstrating why the NRA and their Second Amendment nonsense is so detrimental. Tell us how those guns in that home are part of a well-regulated militia, whose duty is to secure the tranquility of the country? If they want to point to the Second Amendment, then they should point to the whole thing. The only real way to limit this violence is to take all the guns away, but since that would cause a civil war in this country, then these guns should be as severely regulated as the consequences, and the punishment for taking a life should have dire ramifications.

  29. 98 Gazelle
    February 10, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Grammys tonite. Tribute to Bob Marley!

  30. 100 dotster3
    February 10, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Tracking gun violence in America—–an average 86 people per day are killed by guns.

    • 101 susanne
      February 10, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      i’m glad nbc is doing this–however they slant it, and however folks react, it keeps the subject open, urgent, and in play.

  31. 102 Pamela
    February 10, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO For the SOTU, we stand with our President. Not around much today, but thinking of you all, and will be lighting candles for LL and Mrs LL. Blessings everyone!

  32. 103 sherijr
    February 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    heres the link for the Grammys.. they’re doing songwriters, etc.. now: http://www.cbs.com/shows/grammys/live/

  33. February 10, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Cheney says Obama Nominees are second rate Citizens.
    What does that even mean?

    • 105 99ts
      February 10, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Puts Chaney at the level of a 99th rate citizen – probably lower.

    • 106 desertflower
      February 10, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      I say Cheney is a treasonous bastard and belongs in jail! Fuck you, Dick. He ought to know what a “second rate citizen” looks like…that would be a step up for him. Maybe something he could aspire to.

    • 118 carla4obama
      February 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      Hagel..second rate citizen compared to Dick Man?! Lets have a discussion on that.

      • 119 anniebella
        February 10, 2013 at 8:14 pm

        Ha! Ha! Ha! That is very funny coming from the likes of Dick Cheney. Chuck Hagel went and fought for this country, stick have proof of that in his chest. And Dick Cheney did he go fight for this country? Now who is the second rate citizen, you ask?

    • 120 anniebella
      February 10, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      Second rate citizens because their first choice is not war, for you see Chuck Hagel know what war is like, he has been in the mud on the battlefield, he has seen the blood sweat and tears. Unlike Dick Cheney who ran like a sissy from war, who loves sending someone else child to fight, who sat in office building making decisions to send some one else child to war, but he didn’t go fight. This old foolish evil man ought to be some where living out the rest of his life in peace, comfort, and silence, but not good old Dicky “torture” Cheney. He’s a disgrace to this country.

      • 121 carolmaewy
        February 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm

        At least GW had the sense to stay out of sight for a little longer. Did he really paint his legs in a bathtub?

      • 122 jackiegrumbacher
        February 10, 2013 at 9:25 pm

        Anniebella, I wouldn’t give that creepy old man Cheney the dignity of listening to him. He is and always has been a human blot on the American landscape.

    • 123 nathkatun7
      February 10, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      It means that he is an idiot!

  34. February 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    • 125 theo67
      February 10, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      Sounds like a cesspool. I’m not sure how I feel about bodyguards who were charged with safeguarding Petraeus’ life, instead working to bring him down. The fact that the CIA were withholding information from Petraeus, no matter how scummy he is, endangered national security and cost four Americans their lives. The whole place needs to be cleaned out. Those guards shouldn’t be trying to dictate policy by withholding information. It’s just wrong.

      • 126 susanne
        February 10, 2013 at 7:59 pm

        yes, and notice they’re now trying to bring brennan down with this ‘inside info’. most telling line was their contention that the leakers were unhappy with the chain of command–i.e., nobody asked their approval for operations.

    • 127 carolmaewy
      February 10, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      The article was clear as mud to me. I question everyone. It’s a short 83 page e-book. Sounds like it was put together fast and who are these guys and how much truth has there been in these stories printed on web page. It started with the FBI looking into the emails, CIA didn’t start that. Unless I missed something. There was a CIA outpost near the Consulate. Why didn’t they know there were stepped up attacks? I thought they were spies? And two contractors were protecting the CIA outpost, not the Consulate. I’m as confused as I was when it happened. I only trust the Pres.

    • 128 globalcitizenlinda
      February 10, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      I know its a UK paper but who owns the daily mail – murdoch? it seems to me that the authors are writing their book largely to defend Gen Petraeus – possibly because of their millitary background and possible loyalty to him. They seem not to side with PBO’s new nominee to head the CIA

      • 129 carolmaewy
        February 10, 2013 at 9:30 pm

        Who owns the publishing company of the e book and who advertises on their website. I didn’t notice any when I glanced t. I’ll have to go back. The special forces guys must be looking for big money after all their hard work and not getting paid like the Blackwater dudes.

  35. 130 prettyfoot58
    February 10, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    still tryin to derail PBOs agenda…..by disparaging his choices…how many of his fellow DEMS are in PBOs corner…

    • February 10, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      I am not sure… I think the President has very few Friends on Capitol Hill!

      • 132 carolyn
        February 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm

        I think the president has plenty of friends on Capitol Hill. We just hear from the noisy malcontents who want press time. I have to admit, I might be losing some respect for Navy Seals and other special ops because of some things they do and say after leaving the service. If what the Mail says is true…..that source is often questionable.
        One interesting paragraphin the Mail article talked about unhappiness within the CIA because Petraeus wanted it to be a paramilitary organization instead of intelligence gathering. I know the President has been trying to rein it in and bring it under control. It had gotten WAY out of control under GWB.
        This president can understand the intelligence briefings he gets every day, and actually reads through them and asks intelligent questions in contrast to GWB who just wanted a one paragraph summary once or twice a week. We have a friend whose brother knows this.
        We as a country are fortunate to have survived GWB.

        • 133 carolmaewy
          February 10, 2013 at 8:18 pm

          Yes we are. I thought Iraq would lower us and it did. PBO is slowly turning things around. If only he had help. I don’t like the mercenary system Cheney set up when he was Defense Sec. He’s the one that set up the rules for contractors etc. the service members get paid low wages so they can keep their cost low and then Cheney built Halliburton to be one of the only companies in world who could fill the needs of the military at war. Dirty rotten scoundrel. So ashamed he is from WY. Between him and ole Al Simpson and all the other worthless idjits….grrr.

      • 134 hgerhard
        February 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm

        Speaking of friends on Capitol Hill – I am working hard to send a true friend to the U.S. Senate: Congressman Ed Markey. We had a conference call with the Congressman tonight and I was so pleased to hear him say once again that he is running for the Senate to help carry out President Obama’s agenda. It will be another special election, but OFA and the people from the Warren campaign are coming together to send this truly progressive Democrat to the Senate.

        • 135 desertflower
          February 10, 2013 at 8:47 pm

          Make it so, hgerhard! We need him there:)

        • 136 carolmaewy
          February 10, 2013 at 9:20 pm

          I didn’t think he was going to resign until John Brennan told him too. I don’t trust Petraeus. I thought he gave Susan Rice the talking points to keep the CIA details quiet. I smell dead fish or rat or skunk. The article was very poorly written. Reminds me of the headlines on a tablet paper and there’s nothing worth reading on inside.

        • 137 carolmaewy
          February 10, 2013 at 9:26 pm

          Will do what little I can. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 138 nathkatun7
          February 10, 2013 at 9:36 pm

          I like Ed Markey very much. I wouldn’t mind donating to his campaign.

      • 139 nathkatun7
        February 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm

        Josie, I dom’t think it’s about the President’s lack of friends on Capital Hill. The way I see it, the only people the media are interested in are those ready and willing to bash the President. It doesn’t matter their party affiliation or ideological bent, so long as they dislike the President, the media will cover them extensively.

        • 140 HZ
          February 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm

          Nathkatun7, “It doesn’t matter their party affiliation or ideological bent, so long as they dislike the President, the media will cover them extensively.”

          Powerful thought for those who really care and support President Obama, ” We will have to be those who will cover him ourselves by
          putting ourselves out for President Obama. We have to do the tweets, we have to do the calling and emailing to those Senators, and Reps., and cable stations when we hear these contradictions concerning our President Obama. Let this be a goal for us this second term.

          Thanks for the word, Nath. HZ

          • 141 nathkatun7
            February 10, 2013 at 11:23 pm

            โ€ We will have to be those who will cover him ourselves by putting ourselves out for President Obama. We have to do the tweets, we have to do the calling and emailing to those Senators, and Reps., and cable stations when we hear these contradictions concerning our President Obama. Let this be a goal for us this second term.”

            Yes Indeed HZ! That’s why I value TOD, as well as other pragmatic sites like POU and TPV, so much. That’s also why I value prolific TOD twitters like Bobfr, Utaustinliberal, Amk, Meta, LL, Donna Dem, hopefruit2, Chipsticks herself, and all the other brilliant TOD twitters that are too many to list. We must stop expecting the mainstream media to do the right thing. I am convinced that most of the MSM are deeply disappointed that President Obama was re-elected. They seem determined to do everything in their power to derail his second term. As you so eloquently said, we must not allow them to succeed in their nefarious plans.

            Thanks HZ, for all the wisdom you share.

  36. 142 a4alice
    February 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    wow is anyone watching 60 minutes? They just did an expose on the credit reporting companies ~ they all sound like crooks!

  37. 147 vitaminlover
    February 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Slightly off-topic but what political persuasion are people who play and dance to polka music? Was watching Mollie’s Polka party(don’t know why) and was observing the couples dancing in a gym like setting to polka music. Have any polka musicians been nominated for Grammies?

    • 148 susanne
      February 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      lawrence welk? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 149 vitaminlover
        February 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm


      • 150 carolmaewy
        February 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm

        He had accordions. ๐Ÿ˜•

        • 151 desertflower
          February 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm

          and tiny bubbles…..

          • 152 carolmaewy
            February 10, 2013 at 9:13 pm

            And the Lennon Sisters. I think he had at least one accordion. And one and a two and …… The one and only time my parents hired a babysitter for me and my brother was when they went to hear him play at the Corn Palace. I can’t believe I revealed my secret. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

            • 153 jacquelineoboomer
              February 10, 2013 at 11:45 pm

              Lawrence Welk was the bane of my younger teenage existence, because my mother loved his music. I think it was on TV the same time as “The FBI,” or something, and I harbored a grudge against him for eons and thought she was the weirdest person on earth. No such thing as DVRs at the time, so my sisters and I always missed our show! Argghhh.

    • 155 carolmaewy
      February 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      I learned to polka in grade school. Forgot everything I knew at 18. It has origins in German Folk. Think Oktoberfest. It’s fun, if you can understand the caller. It reminds me of the fair, so wherever Germans started farming, that’s where you would find them. It’s popular around here too. So maybe it’s crossed into cowboy.

  38. 160 globalcitizenlinda
    February 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Hadiya (RIP), update: two people of interest taken into custody in connection with Hadiya’s murder.


  39. 162 utaustinliberal
    February 10, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    FLOTUS is gracious even when losing. She’s awesome.

  40. February 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    CNN reporting tornados hits hattiesburg miss 4.59 pdst

  41. February 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    univ of southen miss alot of damage

  42. 184 sherijr
    February 10, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    well I thought cbs was actually live streaming the awards.. but it seems it all behind the scenes stuff. Does anyone have or know of a livestream to the Grammys?

  43. 193 utaustinliberal
    February 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Watching the Grammys and OMG…Kanye West needs to run up on Taylor Swift again because her performance is embarrassing. She appears to have lost touch with reality.

    • 194 CEB
      February 10, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      I never could understand why she has won any awards. Who pass the age of 12 listens to her anyway? None of the high school kids that I teach mention here. She cannot sing and when she tries you cannot make out most of the words, and the songs that I have heard sound the same. Why does she have a career?

  44. 195 Dudette
    February 10, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    ADELE WINS!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  45. 203 anniebella
    February 10, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    So POTUS will be going to Chicago on Friday to speak about gun violence. I can not believe that Joe Walsh, that ex-Tea Party Congessman from Illinois were criticizing the First Lady cause she attended Hadiya Pendleton’s funeral. That deadbeat Dad has got some dam nerve. He doesn’t give a darn about any of those people kill in Chicago.

  46. 209 CEB
    February 10, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I am remembering why I have skipped the Grammy’s for years.

  47. 217 Dudette
    February 10, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    ** Spoiler Alert ** I lurvs Miguel’s song “Adorn”

  48. 218 utaustinliberal
    February 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

  49. 222 dotster3
    February 10, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Yikes! is right. And Unbelievable! I don’t understand these gun nuts at all. Something is missing from their brains.

  50. 224 utaustinliberal
    February 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    So true.

  51. 226 CEB
    February 10, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Grammy update: Justin T. with an assist by Jay-Z was slamming.
    Fashion Note: Kelly Rowland’s outfit was a big FU to the CBS old foggies.

    • 227 Dudette
      February 10, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Oh I missed it, trying to get my wifi working after my stupid computer decided to take 75 updates and automatically reboot in the middle of the freaking Grammys! Arrrgh! I hate computers!

  52. February 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    #StopRush (twitter bomb has been underway for an hour)

    btw, twitter is choking on #StopRush & #Grammys …

  53. 236 globalcitizenlinda
    February 10, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    one question that has been on my mind:

    if the members of the NRA say they have a right to buy as many guns as possible because they are “law-abiding citizens” then why do they object so much to registering their guns?

    could it be that some are in fact part of the ring that buys many guns and sells them to those who go ahead to use them in crimes.

    could some members of the NRA be selling theit arsenal across the border in Mexico causing huge gun violence?

  54. 238 amk for obama
    February 10, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    What is the difference between girls / women aged: 8, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58, 68, and 78?

    At 8: You take her to bed and tell her a story.
    At 18: You tell her a story and take her to bed.
    At 28: You don’t need to tell her a story to take her to bed.
    At 38: She tells you a story and takes you to bed.
    At 48: She tells you a story to avoid going to bed.
    At 58: You stay in bed to avoid her story.
    At 68: If you take her to bed, that’ll be a story!
    At 78: What story? What bed? Who the hell are you?

  55. February 10, 2013 at 9:29 pm

  56. February 10, 2013 at 9:41 pm

  57. February 10, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Oh, seems Ms Lindsay is infatuated with Ben ….

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  58. 251 Nena20409
    February 10, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    A tribute to Bob Marley is coming Up……Alert, Arlet, Arlet for the West Coasters……Pre-warned ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  59. 253 dotster3
    February 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm


  60. February 10, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    PSA Request – RT this EVERYONE!

  61. 261 utaustinliberal
    February 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Jack White just tore the fucking roof down at the Grammys. If you have never heard Jack White….WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? He’s so bloody talented. He has more talent in his pinky than a lot of the “artists” that performed tonight.

    Hot as sin and talented beyond measure.


    • 262 theo67
      February 10, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      For some reason, I thought you were talking about Jack Black. Very talented, but I was thrown with the “hot as sin” commentary… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 263 Dudette
      February 10, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      He torn the house DOWN! Fantastic performance! I see a whole bunch of Emmy nominations out of this show tonight!

    • February 11, 2013 at 9:05 am

      I would be such an in-the-dark Gramma if it weren’t for TOD and these kinds of reports about
      who’s ‘hot as sin and talented beyond measure’. Thanks, UT. Now I’ve checked out Jack White.
      And last night, ohmygod, I watched the 2.5 hr. documentary of Bob Marley.

      • 267 carolmaewy
        February 11, 2013 at 11:38 am

        Oh, me too Sara. Not only am I old, but I live in sticks. Unfortunately I have step-grand kids who post terrible lyrics. I had to restricted their use on my FB because I didn’t want to offend anyone. Yes, that bad. This is fun though. Did you listen to the Tennessee Waltz? That was fun. See you around.

  62. 268 a4alice
    February 10, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Heard Prince made an appearance I’ll have to look for his performance tomorrow I’m sure it was great! And I bet Mr White just killed ’em. But now is time for beddy –


    (nitey nite TOD)

  63. 272 Dudette
    February 10, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    This why I LOVE the Grammys! Where else will you see Elton John, Mavis Staples and Mumford & Sons singing Levon Helm?
    This soooooo cooooool!!! AWESOME SAUCE!!!

  64. February 10, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Budget Control Act of 2011
    Senate budget
    //Senate//pass// A//budget//in//2011//And//cut// spending
    As soon as the Budget Control Act becomes law, discretionary spending (aka annual appropriations) will be cut and capped, with projected savings of $917 B over 10 years,

  65. 274 Dudette
    February 10, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    And I missed my Gotye!! Sooooo glad he (and Kimba) won though. Totally amazing album Making Mirrors — it hasn’t left the CD player in my car since I got it. Somebody That I Used To Know isn’t even the best song on the album. It just made the most money.

    • 275 Dudette
      February 10, 2013 at 11:56 pm

      Bunch of pics of Wally (Gotye) and Kimbra with their big haul of hardware tonight

      Radio Mix of the Record the Year

      [shades of Sting and Peter Gabriel in there — not bad choice of folks to emulate IMHO]

      • 276 Walking_on_ Sunshine
        February 11, 2013 at 1:12 am

        They were so thrilled to be on the stage with Prince. Looked like they couldn’t believe it!!! Don’t know if they were more pleased about that or about winning the grammy. I love this song and Prince does too so that makes it cool I guess!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. 278 dotster3
    February 10, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Perfect bumper sticker

  67. 281 Dudette
    February 10, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    LL and Chuck D are burnin’ it!!!! Do it boys!!!

  68. 282 dotster3
    February 10, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Almost made it—almost got thru the Grammys with no gross crotch grabs. LL and the guys—-crotch grab fest. Why???

  69. 284 Dudette
    February 10, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    That was HOT!!!! Well done Grammys!! Can’t wait to watch the recording!!

  70. 285 desertflower
    February 10, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    5:30am comes early…off to bed…DVR’d the Grammy’s so I can watch what I missed later…what an awesome night! So much talent on that stage:) Night all…

  71. 287 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 12:52 am

  72. 288 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Okay here are some of the performances from the Grammys — catch ’em before CBS pulls ’em

    Bruno Mars, Sting, Ziggy Marley and Rihanna honour Bob Marley

  73. February 11, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Reality …

    time for some rest …

    #TrustBarack AND YOURSELF We are not only the ‘ones we’ve been awaiting’ WE ARE THE ONES WHO MUST PREVAIL

  74. 292 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Kelly Clarkson Grammys 2013 Tennessee Waltz and Natural Woman

  75. 293 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Elton John, Mumford and Sons and others perform a tribute to to the late Levon Helm and other musicians lost in the past year.

  76. 296 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Justin Timberlake sings in Grammy Awards (introduced by Ellen DeGeneres and Beyonce’)

    • 297 utaustinliberal
      February 11, 2013 at 7:38 am

      The award show banter between Beyoncรฉ and Ellen was spot on. They hit the right note!

      When JT began performing, I remember groaning and thinking what is he doing? But then he got his groove and then Jay Z came on stage and took it to stratospheric levels and then JT finished it nicely. Welcome back JT.

  77. 298 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Fun. performs “Carry On” at the 55th Grammy Awards 2013

  78. 299 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Rihanna Grammys 2013 performance Stay ft Mikky Ekko

    • 300 utaustinliberal
      February 11, 2013 at 7:41 am

      This is the best I’ve ever heard Rihanna’s voice live and it’s interesting that she chose this song especially in light of her relationship with Chris Brown. Her vocals were good and it made the performance special.

      So glad more people were exposed to Mikky Ekko who sang with her. His talent is W-O-W.

  79. 301 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 1:59 am

    The Lumineers Grammys 2013 performance “Ho Hey”

  80. 303 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Prince Presents the Record of the Year

  81. 306 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Miguel & Wiz Khalifa perform @ the Grammys 2013

  82. 307 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Grammy Awards 2013: Elton John and Ed Sheeran

    • 308 utaustinliberal
      February 11, 2013 at 7:45 am

      This reminded of me when Elton John performed Stan at the Grammys with Eminem. One of the best live performances I have ever witnessed.

      Gotta say though….Elton performed Ed Sheeran’s song better than Ed.

  83. 309 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Grammy Awards – Maroon 5 – Alicia Keys

    • 310 utaustinliberal
      February 11, 2013 at 7:46 am

      There’s something wrong with this. The person who recorded this speeded up Alicia Keys’s segment and made her sound weird. This wasn’t how it was performed live.

  84. 311 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 2:27 am

    Taylor SWIFT – 2013 Grammy Award Opening Performance – We Are Never Getting Back Together

    • 312 utaustinliberal
      February 11, 2013 at 7:51 am

      Taylor Swift’s performance was the worst of the night. WTF was this? I felt like I was on LSD or really really really bad weed. But nope….it was Swift who clearly was on altered substances.

      It felt like she had some mental break from reality. I kept wishing for Kanye West to run up on stage and end my misery. Then I went on Twitter and found out everyone felt that way. The performance was bizarre and not worthy of opening the Grammys.

  85. 313 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Jennifer Lopez Pitbull 2013 Grammy Awards. Pokes Fun At CBS ‘Wardrobe Advisory

    • 314 utaustinliberal
      February 11, 2013 at 7:47 am

      Umm….J-Lo? Take a page from Beyoncรฉ. Beyoncรฉ looked sexy without having to look desperate like J-Lo did. Seriously…the leg thing? Angelina Jolie already did it and it was just as played out as it was then as it is now.

  86. 315 amk for obama
    February 11, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Four-fifths of Ed Schultz’s viewers agree with U.S. drone policy


    Trust loony left to be completely out of step with the majority.

  87. 319 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 2:57 am

    LL Cool J and Chuck D closeout the show

  88. 320 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 2:58 am

    I’ve looked high and low for Jack White’s epic performance of Love Interruption and Freedom (some on YouTube are labeled as grammys 2013, but they’re older performances). I’ll post the real one if I find it. It was BREATHTAKING!

  89. 322 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Here’s video of Hunter Hayes singing and introducing Carrie Underwood. Found another one of just Carrie, but they cut the video in the middle of her performance (what was this person thinking?). Will keep looking for another one.

  90. 326 globalcitizenlinda
    February 11, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Pope Benedict to resign Feb 28 due to inability to do his job cuz of advanced age

  91. 331 amk for obama
    February 11, 2013 at 6:38 am

    ratzi, the natzi, to resign this month end. Good riddance.


    • 332 Lynn
      February 11, 2013 at 7:01 am

      Thanks for the link, amk. I heard about this earlier and was hoping someone here had more info. What would I do without you guys!!

  92. 333 globalcitizenlinda
    February 11, 2013 at 7:05 am

    where do Popes who resign go? where do they live – a papal convent?

    • 334 jackiegrumbacher
      February 11, 2013 at 7:12 am

      Global, I’m sure the retirement pension for popes is very generous. He could retire any place he wants and have a small retinue of servants to take care of him.

    • 335 globalcitizenlinda
      February 11, 2013 at 7:19 am

      would the nuns who trained me be disappointed that as a Catholic, I do not know the answer to this question?

    • 336 99ts
      February 11, 2013 at 7:59 am

      It would seem (from wiki) the only resignations were

      Benedict IX 1045
      Celestine V – 1294
      Gregory XII 1415

      so probably not a lot of thoughts about retirement benefits. At a guess he will return from whence he came – and as jackie says – will have a generous settlement upon him.

  93. 337 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Saw this great retort to Joe Walsh’s ignorant slam against FLOTUS for attending Hadiyah Pendleton’s funeral on another blog:

    “I am sure that this makes perfect sense to Mr. Walsh.

    If you cannot attend every funeral service, then attend none.

    If you cannot make every child support payment, then make none. ” ๐Ÿ˜€

  94. 339 swbluega
    February 11, 2013 at 7:54 am

    “Obama’s State of the Union: Aggressive “

  95. February 11, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Sen. Inhofe threatens filibuster to block Hagel
    Meghashyam Mali
    02/10/13 08:39 PM ET
    โ€œI would threaten to cause a 60-vote margin. If it took a filibuster, Iโ€™d do it that way,โ€ said Inhofe.โ€ฆ

  96. 341 swbluega
    February 11, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Sorry. Didn’t finish the post:

    Obama’s State of the Union: Aggressive

    President Barack Obamaโ€™sย State of the Unionย speech will be less a presidential olive branch than a congressional cattle prod.Emboldened by electoral victory and convinced the GOP is unwilling to cut deals, Obama plans to use his big prime-time address Tuesday night to issue another broad challenge at a Republican Party he regards as vulnerable and divided…


  97. February 11, 2013 at 8:10 am

  98. 345 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 8:13 am

  99. 346 amk for obama
    February 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

  100. 347 Dudette
    February 11, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Obama Foodorama: “She was robbed… ROBBED I tell ya!” Okay, they didn’t use exactly those words, bu close…

    Btw, I love Janis Ian’s response! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Grammy Awards Overlook First Lady Michelle Obama for Best Spoken Word Album

    Mrs. Obama tweets congratulations to winner Janis Ian, who calls victory “a stunning upset”…
    The category for Best Spoken Word Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards was a competitive one, and First Lady Michelle Obama’s book American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America lost to singer-songwriter Janis Ian’s book Society’s Child: My Autobiography. The win was announced Sunday afternoon at a pre-ceremony ahead of the awards telecast from Los Angeles, CA.

    Ian also trumped former President Bill Clinton, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. When learning of her win, a thrilled Ian attempted to turn it into a punchline for a joke, reported the Los Angeles Times in a liveblog of the pre-show.

    “To say this is a stunning upset would be an understatement,โ€ Ian said. “An ex-president, a first lady and three lesbians walk into a bar…”

    Update, 7:46 PM: The First Lady tweeted her congratulations to Ian.

    “Congrats to @therealjanisian! Such an honor even to be nominated for the #Grammys — looking forward to watching tonight! -mo,” Mrs. Obama wrote on @FLOTUS.

    President Obama previously won one Grammy each in the Best Spoken Word category for his books Dreams From My Father and The Audacity of Hope.

    American Grown was published last May, and is Mrs. Obama’s debut as an author. Part White House memoir and part national call to action for the Let’s Move! campaign, it includes recipes from the White House chefs and gardening tips, and spotlights food access projects around the nation. Saturday was the third anniversary of Mrs. Obama’s childhood obesity campaign.

    When first nominated for the Grammy last December, the First Lady shared the honor with all those who worked on her Kitchen Garden and on the book.

    “This nomination is such an honor not just for me, but for everybody who contributed to the garden and the audio book, from the National Park Service employees to our White House chefs to our beekeeper,” Mrs. Obama said.

  101. 349 utaustinliberal
    February 11, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Twitter is the best place for football games, award shows, and breaking news. The amount of Pope jokes flying across my timeline is cracking me up.

  102. 350 utaustinliberal
    February 11, 2013 at 8:28 am

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