President Obama at the SelectUSA Investment Summit

1:30 EDT President Obama delivers remarks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit

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    • October 31, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      LL!!!!!!! Sickness update please: how are you and your wife doing?

      • October 31, 2013 at 1:28 pm

        I’m starting to get freaking annoyed. Wifey seems to be better, but it just won’t leave me. Yesterday I felt better; today I just want to crawl into bed. I was all set to rejoin Twitter today; that ain’t happening. I haven’t had a sinus infection like this in a couple of years.

        • 4 57andfemale
          October 31, 2013 at 1:33 pm

          There are situations where you have to break down and take antibiotics. You taking antibiotics?

          I was in Sinus Hell last year like I’ve never been before with constant sinus migraines. I resisted antibiotics as long as I could. Amazing I let myself suffer that long.

          Keep us posted. Virtual chicken soup sent your way……

          • October 31, 2013 at 1:35 pm

            No, not on anything right now. Last week when I stayed home from work I felt too crappy to go to the doc. And this week I’ve been working, so no time. I’m scheduled to work tomorrow, but if I still feel like this I’ll probably call in sick and see if the doc has an opening for me. Otherwise, off to urgent care I go.

          • October 31, 2013 at 1:38 pm

            “Virtual chicken soup sent your way……”


        • October 31, 2013 at 1:35 pm

          Oh crap. Sorry this is dragging on LL, hopefully if you get some rest over the weekend you’ll be able to shake it off.

        • 8 MightyPamela
          October 31, 2013 at 2:39 pm

          LL, Netipot is your best friend. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Think of it as being gently rolled by a wave in the South Pacific! That can help!

    • October 31, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      Still waiting for results from the E.German judge(From last night). Congrats on first, LL. BTW I hope you are feeling better….

  1. October 31, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    “Within the next three weeks, the Senate is expected to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, which would provide basic protections from employment discrimination to the nation’s 8 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, workers. ENDA builds upon an enduring American value that workers should be judged on their merits and not their identity. It is past time for Congress to ensure basic fairness for every American, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

  2. 14 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 1:26 pm

  3. 16 jackiegrumbacher
    October 31, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Wow! Lost a whole post on the last thread. Where do these things go? Floating in the ozone? Lost in WP?

  4. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    October 31, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    (Andrea Mitchell) Happy Halloween, everyone. I’m going as Alan and Alan’s going as me. We like to keep it in the family. Although, I’m a little perturbed. Yesterday was my birthday, and Alan never said a word about my new chin lift. And my mother always liked him. All he did yesterday was play the Birthday Song, half on clarinet and half on sax – he got the training at Julliard. Funny thing is we joke that I only married him because he said he was “good at sex” but he was actually muttering “sax.” Oh, well, lessons learned. Anybody have any chocolate?

    • 21 vcprezofan2
      October 31, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      (InaneKnoller) No chocolate right now, but I will see how many the Obamas dish out later. Who knows, maybe one or two will fall to the ground while they are distributing. I will let you know via twitter.

      • 22 jacquelineoboomer
        October 31, 2013 at 1:44 pm

        (Andrea Mitchell) Thank you so much, Markie. I always enjoyed sitting next to you at the WHCA dinners. Love you, my man. Oh, and, I don’t eat candy off the ground. You must be thinking of Ann Coulter.

        • 23 vcprezofan2
          October 31, 2013 at 1:48 pm

          Oh, Andie, don’t be unusually fussy. I know you have a stronger stomach for garbage than that. Plus the chocolates will be prepackaged.

          • 24 vcprezofan2
            October 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm

            VC = ‘Prepackaged’ like the GOP news they tout day in, day out!

          • 25 jacquelineoboomer
            October 31, 2013 at 2:05 pm

            Oh, Markie, we both know you are much fussier than I am. “Count” on it. I don’t eat individually prepackaged chocolates, either. Come on! I’m married to freakin’ Alan Greenspan!

  5. October 31, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    There were a lot of lowlights yesterday when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, but this from Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., starting at 1:50, is where the sky officially went black. (Video in link)

    • 27 57andfemale
      October 31, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      So let me get this straight: Men have to take NO RESPONSIBILITY for the babies they produce? Women are to have NO FREEDOM of choice, men get their Viagra subsidized by women on insurance, and men aren’t supposed to take any responsbility for the health of their wives or children?

      “I’m not a three year old. Why should I have to pay some effing insurance premium to take care of the rug rat? Let the kid get a job and pay for his own damn polio vaccine.”

      How in the HELL does Chuck Todd not tell THIS story?

      Oh, and Marsha Blackburn’s “not everyone wants to drink champagne” line yesterday. better people send worthless premiums to insurance companies who don’t have to meet minimum standards of the product they’re selling.

  6. 28 Nena20409
    October 31, 2013 at 1:33 pm


    “We would have hoped that coming out of those two tragedies that we would see a new spirit in Congress of people pulling together and rolling up sleeves and working on the things a broad spectrum of Americans agree on, but that’s not what we got,” he said. “Instead we got more obstruction and more resistance to getting anything done, most recently culminating in a shutdown that was entirely unnecessary.”

  7. October 31, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      October 31, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Those bastards.

      • October 31, 2013 at 1:54 pm

        • 33 vcprezofan2
          October 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm

          • 34 jackiegrumbacher
            October 31, 2013 at 2:40 pm

            We should be very clear on this, JOB, LH and Vic. These nominees passed the senate with big majorities. In any other known universe they would have been confirmed. Only the most archaic and pernicious idiocy called the filibuster, which has been abused mercilessly by Republicans, caused this gross injustice. The reason we never saw this in 170 years is that we used to have sane and reasonably moral human beings in the Senate and we used to have two political parties. Now we have a vengeful, hated-filled cabal who have no love for their country, act like ravening beasts, rather than senators, and are blinded by an all-consuming passion to defeat the president at every turn. They are completely unworthy to serve in the Senate and should be called out and shamed by thinking Americans.

        • 35 anniebella
          October 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm

          I am so dam tired of these Republicans.

        • 36 donna dem 4 obama
          October 31, 2013 at 2:33 pm

          They do this stuff because they feel there are no consequences. It will be a blip on the news today and then they’ll move on to more important things like….the website, the website, he lied, he lied. SMH!!!!!!!!

    • 37 jackiegrumbacher
      October 31, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      LH, here they are saying “Senate” again as if he did not get the majority of the votes. The freaking Republicans did this because they are obsessed by the black man in the White House and have lost any sense of common decency.

  8. 38 57andfemale
    October 31, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I really could commit violence:

    • October 31, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    • 42 jackiegrumbacher
      October 31, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      I hope Reid has a way to bring these nominations back to the floor. This is outrageous.

    • 45 Ladyhawke
      October 31, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      The Republican Party blocking Mel Watt and Janet Yellen should be reported on the front pages of newspapers across the country. Shutting down the government wasn’t enough. Now they are shutting down the confirmation process for spike and partisan political gain.

      • 46 57andfemale
        October 31, 2013 at 2:16 pm

        They’ve been doing this since Day One. It doesn’t get reported. So THIS happens and Chuck Todd et al. avoid reporting it. This is somehow PBO’s messaging failure?!

        Hey, I have some issues with the administration’s messaging, but if you’re only going to report what Republicans tell you to report and don’t do the minimum standards of your job, STOP BLAMING PBO.

        Will this obstruction get the breathless reporting that it deserves? Don’t point to polls when you don’t do your job to honestly inform the public, Chuck Todd.

  9. 49 vcprezofan2
    October 31, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    ‘Simply put, America is fortunate to have President Obama as president in the last 4-5 years!’ I missed her name and position, but I immediately ‘liked’ this presenter. 😆

  10. 50 Jeff
    October 31, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Hey, I wanted to apologize to Spandan on the Peoples View… Not sure if he/she visits. I realize what I said was out of line and I was wrong. I’ve been feeling incredibly depressed so I was using an outlet to channel this depression. I’m going to college now and I just got really hurt by being rejected by a woman. I expressed my anger in the wrong way by channeling it through the only real means I knew at this time.

    Anyway sorry

    • 51 jackiegrumbacher
      October 31, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      Jeff, don’t sweat it. You can go on The People’s View yourself. Spandan is a very gracious person.

    • 52 hopefruit2
      October 31, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      Jeff were you banned from the site (and thus unable to post)? Otherwise you can just go there and tell Spandan how you feel – as Jackie said, your apology will be very well received. 🙂

      Perhaps one of us can post your comment – but we don’t know what your username was at TPV.

      • 53 Jeff
        October 31, 2013 at 2:30 pm

        I was banned, glddraco was my nick… I don’t really know what came over me, but perhaps it’s because I was hurt yesterday. Oh and no I’m not a father or anything. Just a guy that had a crush, not sure how to deal with the realization that she doesn’t share the same feelings for me.

  11. 54 jackiegrumbacher
    October 31, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Okay, it’s Ann Coulter, trying again to check in. Watched reruns of that marvelous Sebelius’ hearing last night. I just love to see Liberal women abused by our guys–and didn’t they look so cute with all that spittle on their mouths. Wish she had cried though. Bummer. Slept in late today–the crypt was so comfy after the long night of hearing replays. I’m going to make an appearance at some TOAD site today, so told Igor to get the black dress ready–I hate it when he complains about the shine on the seat. He doesn’t realize how men drool over that e…l…o…n…g…a…t…e….d look of mine. I see the way they stare, especially at my neck. And the women are always so in awe of my looks, their jaws drop. Eat your hearts out, Beyotches. I’ve always said that Liberal women are ugly, so imagine the reaction to my loveliness from those Toad men. I’ll have to scoop them off the floor. Just a little touch up on the roots and I’ll be good to go. Vlad called to say our dinner will be late tonight; I can’t wait. If there’s one man who does look longingly at my neck, it’s Vlad. Ta.

    • 55 jacquelineoboomer
      October 31, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      (Andrea Mitchell) Still laughin’, Ann. Oh, my, dearie, have you not seen my skinny neck? And my fake blonde hair? And my new chin? And my lips? Although Alan told me his mother always told him, “Beware of women with thin lips,” I never held ’em against him (or anything else; he might wrinkle my dress). She was clearly of a different generation.

      • 56 jackiegrumbacher
        October 31, 2013 at 2:47 pm

        Good one, JOB. I like the lips, she ‘never held against him (or anything else).” I’m sure Alan wishes she would follow his mother’s advice. Of course, they truly do deserve each other–parchment paper on parchment paper.

  12. 58 Nena20409
    October 31, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Mitch McConnell here I am still burning down the house….er , oops, the senate.

    I could not stop the reelection of PBO. However, I will burn down the senate with 430 filibusters and would also stop an elected Official Mr. Watts, for the 1st time in 170 yrs to be confirmed as a Cabinet member of the Executive Branch. How do you like me now?

    • 59 hopefruit2
      October 31, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      You are such a fine patriotic stalwart, Sir. I look forward to securing an exclusive interview with you on MSNBC.


      • 60 jacquelineoboomer
        October 31, 2013 at 2:11 pm

        (Andrea Mitchell) Chuck, maybe you didn’t get the memo. It’s WOMEN from here on out. Crikey, I’ve been crying that since the ’70s. I’ll get the exclusives, thank you very much. What’s wrong with you, I ask myself, and what do you have on Phil Griffin?

    • 61 jackiegrumbacher
      October 31, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Well, Mitch, I think a woman named Allyson Grimes is going to like it very much when she sits in your seat on January 2015. And she’ll be able to put all the mirrors back into your office.

    • 63 jacquelineoboomer
      October 31, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      (Andrea Mitchell) Senator McConnell, any truth to the rumors flying all over Washington that you are one royal turtilistic mo-fo, for whom hell will hold a special place? Yes or No will do, since I like to make up the rest of the reports. (Keep in mind I’m a long-time supporter.)

  13. October 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    One of my aides is dressed like a 1960’s stewardess. So, in honor of a simpler time—when men were men, women were women, and the children were above average—a trip down memory lane:

  14. 71 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Holy Freaking Awesomeness!!!! Patrick Stewart is winning the internet.

  15. 72 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    For those who missed it.

  16. 73 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  17. 74 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 2:14 pm

  18. 75 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 2:16 pm

  19. 76 Nena20409
    October 31, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    The not so Honorable sen Mitch McConnell from the great state of Kentucky here is standing before the TODable Nation, I am not appreciative of VP Biden who has just hours ago expressed his support for doing away with the Filibuster……(where executive cabinet confirmation is concerned)….. as the VP Biden advocates for his willingness to have the Nuclear Option instituted thereby strangling the rights of the minority in the senate is offensive to me 😉

    • 77 vcprezofan2
      October 31, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      (InaneKnoller) Don’t worry about VP Biden, Mitch, my boy! Harry has been leaning on the ropes about the Nuclear Option for so long that I’m almost sure he has fallen asleep.

  20. 78 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 2:17 pm

  21. 79 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 2:18 pm

  22. October 31, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Urge all of you to be unrelenting in demanding Senator Reid and his fellow Dems end GOP filibuster abuse.

    Yes We Can

  23. 85 donna dem 4 obama
    October 31, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Doggoneit, I had HUGE crowds at my tired old rallies, I got a bazillion online donations and had the baddest grassroots organization since OFA and still I’m not sitting in that oval office chair. Wake Up America!!!!!

  24. 86 Nena20409
    October 31, 2013 at 2:36 pm


    After cutting off government funding while attempting to defund Obamacare, the GOP has turned to blocking presidential appointments as a means of undercutting the Obama administration, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said Thursday.

    “There’s two ways to shut down the government. One is by denying funding to the government,” the Missouri Democrat said. “The other is by blocking the appointments to serve in the government for false political reasons.”

    • 87 jackiegrumbacher
      October 31, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      This is a start, Nena. I’d like to see every other Democratic senator saying this kind of things publicly and loudly.

  25. 88 Nena20409
    October 31, 2013 at 2:38 pm


    “I think it’s worth considering,” Biden told reporters after he was asked if nominations should only need a simple majority, as opposed to requiring 60 votes.

    On Thursday Republicans blocked two of President Obama’s nominations by voting against cloture. Patricia Millett was nominated to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court and Rep. Mel Watt’s (D-NC) was nominated to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

  26. 89 Jovie
    October 31, 2013 at 2:39 pm

  27. 93 donna dem 4 obama
    October 31, 2013 at 2:45 pm

  28. 94 Jovie
    October 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm


  29. 95 Jovie
    October 31, 2013 at 2:48 pm

  30. 97 donna dem 4 obama
    October 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    • 98 jackiegrumbacher
      October 31, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      Donna, if there was ever a more repellent looking person trying to run for president, I don’t know who it is. If he were signed up for Central Casting, he would always be the villain. Wonder if he ever seriously looks at himself. Never mind introspection, which is probably beyond him—just a look in the mirror.

  31. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    October 31, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    (Andrea Mitchell) Did all five of you enjoy my show on MSNBC today? Back in the ’70s, I was NBC’s energy correspondent. But I just don’t have the energy for it, now.

    • 102 jackiegrumbacher
      October 31, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Well, Andrea Dear, you were in your 50s during the 70’s, so time does catch up on one. Oh..did I just say something I shouldn’t?…silly me. Kisses, Ann C.

      • 103 jacquelineoboomer
        October 31, 2013 at 3:14 pm

        Forgot I posted that on the previous thread and re-used it on the new post!

        (Andrea Mitchell) But I don’t like your jokes, Ann C. We both know how old I am. You drove my mother and me home from the hospital. Silly old woman! Kisses.

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