Fired Up?

Above: ‘State of the Union Countdown’, streaming has started


President Barack Obama walks down the colonnade at the White House in Washington, February 12



@PeteSouza: Photo of chance encounter between POTUS and FLOTUS (w flotus CoS Tina Tchen) on WH colonnade today


235 Responses to “Fired Up?”

  1. 1 carolmaewy
    February 12, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Ready To Go!

  2. 4 utaustinliberal
    February 12, 2013 at 5:56 pm

  3. 8 prettyfoot58
    February 12, 2013 at 5:56 pm


  4. 17 Roberta in MN
    February 12, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Carolmaewy you are one fast lady πŸ™‚ Congrats on 1st.

  5. 20 carolmaewy
    February 12, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Were you waiting for me to get home? That was timing for me. I don’t think I’ve been home more than ten minutes. I’m not caught up with news yet.. I was taking care of dogs, changing clothes, this is crazy if I’m first. IF!

    • 21 vcprezofan2
      February 12, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Carolmae, tell Chips you’re not ready for SOTU yet so she’ll do it over later. She’ll listen since you were first past the post. Good movements on your part! πŸ˜†

      • 22 carolmaewy
        February 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm

        I guess I’ve been home more like twenty min. But my TV was on hold and I’m just hearing about the Cali guy now. I’ve been out of pocket. Need to catch up, Chips! πŸ˜‰ Do you think she’s watching me? I shouldn’t have changed! 😎

  6. 23 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Hey! What’s with the oh-so-early start? I’m not ready yet.

  7. 28 LDS
    February 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Stay Fired Up!
    Good versus Evil……Good always wins in the end

  8. 29 GGail
    February 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    FIRED UP & ready to support President Obama!

    I love his smile 😎

  9. 30 yardarm756
    February 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    This is gonna be interesting. Will the SOTU be preempted by the Dorner shootout! Oh well a shoot out with potential blood shed is more salacious than any old speech. 😦

  10. February 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Completely FiredUP and definitely Ready to Go ~ looking forward to Mr. President πŸ™‚

  11. February 12, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Hello everyone! Missed all of you, but tried to catch up as much as possible! Just flew back from the States today, so I will miss the SOTU until Ms Chips puts it up for us tomorrow! Congrats on first Carolmaewy, and lots of love to all……. good night!

  12. February 12, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Apparently the embargo on the SOTU text has been lifted. Seeing tweets with selected info.

  13. 48 99ts
    February 12, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Hello Miss Chips – I see you are back to the trick of starting a new thread as soon as I post. I definitely have earned the reward for being the last poster on the most theads! Might have to rethink the football favorites if this keeps up (joking joking)

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  17. February 12, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Feeling severely hopeful about my missing cat – spent the last couple of hours looking for her again, neighbor told me she saw her yesterday. Yesterday! She’s been missing for days, so “yesterday” is fantastic. Clinging to the hope that she’s still in a huff over the invader despot, still have to find her, but this is way better than I ever hoped. So, my spirits are UP!

  18. February 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I am FIRED UP!!!! But I am nervous. Why? I don’t know just wishing my President the best

  19. 115 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Chris Matthews compares Dorner to OJ Simpson, and CNN calls Dorner an animal. Where’s all the talk about mental illness, stress, depression or Asperger’s Disorder that frequently comes up in the media when the shooter is white?????!??!??

    • 116 anniebella
      February 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      The young man who shot his Mother and went into that school and shot those 26 people, including twenty 6 and 7 year olds were never call a animal, was he?

    • February 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      I am not surprise, when a black guy does something bad it is multiple ten folds within the media, I guess black people (me) included do not have mental issues

    • 119 GGail
      February 12, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      I don’t approve of his methods of getting attention, but clearly he is disturbed mentally because this injustice has festered for many years (since 2009) to where all rationale is out the window and the sad part is that his claim of wrongful termination has merit and deserves to be re-examined.

      • 120 hopefruit2
        February 12, 2013 at 6:47 pm

        I agree GGail and like you, I make no excuses for Dorner. He is a murderer and has to deal with the consequences, even thought mental illness may be a factor (as is almost always the case in situations like this).

        Having said that, we duly note the media’s very different and racist take on shooters who are of different ethnic background. This guy’s situation and behavior bears no resemblance to that of OJ Simpson save for the fact they are both Black. Yet Tweety immediately drew this spurious comparison based on ethnicity and nothing else.

    • 121 sherijr
      February 12, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Chris Matthews is a biggoted fool.. he’s sees a black man and not much else. Funny how when white folks go off the deep end.. we send in the psychologists and try to understand.. but here it’s OJ he’s reminded of. Ignorant idiot.

    • 122 Pamela
      February 12, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      Animals to not slaughter other animals for no reason. Only humans do that.

  20. 123 carolmaewy
    February 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    That is great news. 😻

  21. February 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    If only everybody in America had more Guns?
    In fact, in the future, we all should have access to our nuclear codes…
    Only then will I feel safe to walk down the streets.
    Wayne Lapierre

  22. 128 Pamela
    February 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Ready To Go!

  23. 129 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2013 at 6:24 pm

  24. 138 susanne
    February 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    pretty funny–with all that’s going on (hostage/police/fugitive situation; senate vote on hagel; sotu speech pre-show; etc) hufpoo continues to run a huge banner ‘ladies man’ with a giant ugly photo of rubio, declaring that he voted against vawa. bwaaaahaaaahaaaaaa! πŸ™‚

  25. 139 Pamela
    February 12, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    In that photo at the top, I would venture a guess that Our Preezy is READY! eh? πŸ˜† Oh yeah!

    • 140 susanne
      February 12, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      yes! i love that photo–he’s entirely prepared, and secure in what he’s doing. shows the pundit angst for what it is– hot air.

      • 141 Pamela
        February 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm

        I won’t mind at all if the entire GOP and their boorish representatives make utter fools of themselves tonight. Sounds as if that’s the plan!

  26. February 12, 2013 at 6:35 pm

  27. 144 desertflower
    February 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Where is everyone watching the SOTU tonight? WH.gov?

    • February 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      Yup…loving the countdown already starting!

      • February 12, 2013 at 6:48 pm

        The wh.gov site is showing the SOTU in several formats – enhanced, non-enhanced, open captioned and best of all open for questions at 10:00 – no pundits??!!

    • 147 sherijr
      February 12, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      I am.. I have to live ‘pundit free’ at all times. Its Whitehouse.gov for me, plus I like to give POTUS the numbers / ratings, whatever and not the cable/media.

      • 148 desertflower
        February 12, 2013 at 6:47 pm

        I’m thinking I’ll join you guys:) I HATE the pundit chatter….

        • 149 sherijr
          February 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm

          me too, I gave them up 5 years ago when POTUS was running.. cannot stand their BS & all out lies.. plus I understand his words/ meanings quite fine without media attempting to distort his words… and I really HATE when they try to tell us what he Should say or what he should have said or what he Really meant.. you know the drill. They’re a tiresome lot πŸ™‚

          • 150 prettyfoot58
            February 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm

            and I really HATE when they try to tell us what he Should say or what he should have said or what he Really meant..



            • 151 sherijr
              February 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm

              πŸ™‚ thanks prettyfoot

              • 152 daisydem
                February 12, 2013 at 7:48 pm

                Amen to prettyfoot! And I too gave up the MSM 5 years ago, I remember the actual day I stopped watching CNN and then I also gave up MSNBC … all of them. I get all my news on this blog (all day pretty much) and now just one other that I go to about once a day. The funny thing is my son will ask me “Did you hear ….. (about whatever)” and I say yes. Because even though he does still frequent some news organizations (mostly Al Jazeera) and our local/state news, and he is on Twitter … I still will have heard whatever here, many times before he did. How about that?

                • 153 sherijr
                  February 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm

                  Me too! I come here everyday several times a day to get alllll my news ~ its the best and most honest place to come.

          • 154 desertflower
            February 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm

            amen, sister!

          • 156 nathkatun7
            February 12, 2013 at 11:34 pm

            I did the same, Sherjr, and my health improved. I still get angry when I read some of their punditry nonsense but it’s not the same rage I had listening to them.

  28. 157 desertflower
    February 12, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Between the Hagel, the Dorner, the Rubio, and the Nuggent…did you miss this priceless brain bleach moment?


    β€œSlow down. Slow down. How about a little foreplay?”

    β€” House Speaker John Boehner, quoted by ABC News, joking that with bipartisan conversations on immigration reform taking place it’s too early to talk about specific legislation.


  29. 159 squarepeg
    February 12, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I hope this Dorner standoff doesnt’ take away from the SOTU

    • 160 veryslowwriter
      February 12, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Well, he’s a Black guy so it’s bound to be Obama’s fault.
      (I can’t watch the SOTU — never have. In the past because it was boring and now with our PBO, I’m too nervous.)

  30. 161 desertflower
    February 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Must Read! http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/02/12/1580111/three-charts-that-show-america-doesnt-have-a-spending-problem/

    Most of us ARE very aware of the issues, but we’ll all need to be able to have credible information/knowledge of the facts if we are to engage for these next 4 years….OFA is now ISSUES oriented (since our guy was re elected!) So as you all take the time to write your representatives or LTE’s and the like….these facts will be indispensable.

  31. February 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

  32. February 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Oh dear:

    • 166 squarepeg
      February 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      You know they’re gonna do it again.

      • February 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm

        I fear so Squarepeg, actually I’d be half surprised if they showed any of the SOTU.

      • 168 susanne
        February 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm

        there’s reference on buzzfeed to a rethug party game–things i’d rather do than watch the pbo sotu. i won’t link it–but a few of their preferred activites are fighting chris christie for food; babysit honey booboo; and listen to call me maybe on a continuous loop. so clearly, watching a tragic fugitive arrest in the snowy mountains would be a peachy option for them.

    • February 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      What about the split screen with the oil spill of 2010? That was unbelievable!

    • 170 dotster3
      February 12, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      NBC news reports one of the officers he shot today has died. Whatever sympathy, or understanding of grievance, he was trying to generate—–gone—-too many innocent victims. Senseless gun violence again.

    • 171 veryslowwriter
      February 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Incredible and appalling. Another reason I don’t watch.

  33. February 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Is that true, another cop was shot dead by Dorner??

  34. February 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    The Citizen Response Tool for the 2013 State of the Union

  35. 187 Dudette
    February 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm

  36. 188 Dudette
    February 12, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Gotta get on the road so I can be home for the big event. Catch y’all later! Happy SOTU Day!

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  39. 195 susanne
    February 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    hey effing ‘savior’ rubio– tell us how violence against women isn’t a problem in america, and guns are not a problem either.

    ‘ Police are investigating a reported shooting incident that occurred Monday night in Hilo that left two women dead.

    At about 11:20 pm on Monday night, police responded to several calls of gunshots in the 600 block of Leilani Street. Responding officers conducted checks within the residence and discovered two victims with apparent gunshot wounds.

    Both victims were transported to the Hilo Medical Center where they were pronounced dead, police say.
    Sean Ivan Masa Matsumoto, 34 of Hilo, was taken into custody at the scene on suspicion of first degree murder and two counts of second degree murder.

    Two children who were also at the residence at the time of the shooting were uninjured and are under the care of family members. ‘


  40. 197 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2013 at 7:23 pm

  41. 198 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I’m looking forward to the peace of mind our President always give me when I hear him speak.

    I gave up hope when we were ROBBED of MLK and RFK.

    Now we have BHO and I’m glad I lived long enough to see this day!!

  42. February 12, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Watching the smoke billowing from that cabin, I have to admit I feel ill. Couldn’t ever defend the man for killing those four people, but I still have a feeling he was driven to this madness by the pure hate he witnessed and experienced. Again, NOT defending him, what he did was unforgivable, but it’s all just horrific.

    • 201 Lynn
      February 12, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Absolutely, Ms. Chips. System overload for this man.

    • 202 dotster3
      February 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      Surely there was a better way to tell his story.

      • February 12, 2013 at 7:42 pm

        There definitely was Dotster, and in his ‘manifesto’ he talked of the LAPD losing their “moral compass” – which many of them most certainly did, a long time ago. But he never seemed to get that he had lost his moral compass too, he genuinely seemed to think what he was doing – murdering innocents – was somehow righteous. Again, not defending anything he did, and this ending was inevitable – but he seemed to live a decent life until he experienced the poison of the LAPD. In the end, tragically, he proved to be as ‘moral’ as many of them. It’s depressing.

    • February 12, 2013 at 7:48 pm

      Totally agree with you. If he’s dead, it’s going to reflect badly on the LAPD in the long run.

    • 207 LunarSea
      February 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      I agree. And I know how the media works. They have already tried him in the court of public opinion. And yes what he did was wrong, but we’ve been only hearing one side of this story.

      I mean right about now I wouldn’t mind doing normally unspeakable things that Cruz and that washed up hasbeen. So there’s that..

      • 208 LunarSea
        February 12, 2013 at 8:09 pm

        s/b ‘to that Cruz…”

      • February 12, 2013 at 8:14 pm

        And because they can now dismiss him as a ‘madman’ – and it’s hard to argue with suggestions he was unbalanced when he killed four innocent people – all his allegations, which were so incredibly detailed, will be completely ignored. Anyone who dared ask questions about them would be accused of trying to make a martyr of a dead murderer. Ah, it’s all miserable.

  43. 210 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Please keep everyone safe. Watching breaking news from Ca.,…

  44. 211 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    ****HEADS UP!******** ****HEADS UP!******** ****HEADS UP!******** ****HEADS UP!******** ****HEADS UP!********

    BTW, TODobots, just a reminder that Meta (and others, including moi) asked earlier that we of TODville not make mention of the inappropriate GOP guest once the SOTU gets underway! It would be so wonderfully nice if we could close him out of our space so he won’t get any of OUR village oxygen. All in favour, say ‘Aye’.


    ‘Ayes have it!’ πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    ****HEADS UP!************HEADS UP!************HEADS UP!************HEADS UP!************HEADS UP!************HEADS UP!********

  45. 220 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm

  46. 222 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Our President has his hands full on a good day and I am SOOOO glad we still have him on the job.

  47. February 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Black smoke from Big Bear Dorner cabin.

  48. 226 yardarm756
    February 12, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    The reporters are insufferable and are really disappointed that there were no hostages. Blood thirsty bastards!

  49. 227 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    For whatever reason this man may have chosen his current path, we will all be
    diminished, as a nation.

  50. February 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm

  51. February 12, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Van Jones RT’d this just now. He seems to agree with this person. So ALL that the POTUS has proposed has been for everyone EXCEPT black men?

    Voting Rights
    Gun Control

    These things don’t concern black men? FFS!

    • 231 anniebella
      February 12, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      gobrooklyn, the person who tweeted this must be stupid or a idiot, maybe both. The black men I know are concern about jobs, gun control, education, voting rights.

    • February 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      WTF?!?! Those are ‘non-black’ issues???? ****ing idiot.

      • February 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm

        This is the original tweet. He’s playing dumb by the way. Pretending that the “people” who say GOP should pursue Latinos are the same ones who push back on him when he implies that POTUS doesn’t address AA’s concerns.

        • 234 nathkatun7
          February 13, 2013 at 12:13 am

          What exactly should Obama say about Blacks? Who the hell appointed Van Jones to speak for all Black people? Jones should get over the fact that he is no longer in the administration. The President just got off the campaign trail. If the vast majority of Black people didn’t think that he looks out for their interests they would never have voted for him in record numbers. These Black emoprogs, like Van Jones, and Black right wingers, like Dr. Benjamin Carson, think all Black people are stupid and can be easily swayed every time you claim to speak for them. The Black people I know are solidly behind the President. Many understand that he has, from day one, been attacked from the right and the left. Besides, speaking for my self, I never witnessed similar vitriol from some of the President’s Black bashers, like some in the CBC, Van Jones, Tavis Smiley, and Cornel West, being unleashed against Bill Clinton. Some body please correct me if they remember Van Jones ever asking President Clinton, or President George W. Bush, to address Blacks in the SOTU.

          Fot the record, GOP is asked to address Latinos because Republicans have been trashing Latinos. Is Van Jones saying that President Obama has been trashing Black people? If not, then why the false equivalence? I am sick of these holier than thou Blacks who instead of going out to organize and empower the Black community are busy dumping their shit on President Obama. This is just my opinion of Van Jones: he just loves the limelight. He has discovered that in rider to stay in the limelight, and also make money on the side, he must constantly attack the President; a man he once supported and worked for.

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