Chat Away

First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr Jill Biden and Sgt Aron Wanless acknowledge soldiers during a jobs fair for military members and spouses, April 23, at Fort Campbell, Ky. To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.

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119 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. April 23, 2014 at 6:16 pm

  2. 16 amk for obama
    April 23, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Nice to see the ladies together again.

  3. 17 Roberta in MN
    April 23, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Where are my comments? Only kidding. I put TOD as my home page, but it doesn’t recognize the new comments.

  4. 18 Nena20409
    April 23, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    LL has the Au. Congrats.

  5. 19 amk for obama
    April 23, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    The Russian parliament’s lower house has passed a bill that bans swearing from films, music and other works of art, it’s been reported.

    The measure would impose fines for swearing in films, plays, concerts and shows, the Itar-Tass news agency reports. In addition, members of the public could face penalties of up to 2,500 roubles (ยฃ42; $70) for swearing in public and officials would have to pay double.

    The bill says a panel of experts will decide exactly what counts as a swear word. If the measure is approved by the upper house, it will be signed into law by President Vladimir Putin and take effect on 1 July 2014.


    snowden world

  6. 25 anniebella
    April 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    A big Thanks to all that FLOTUS and Dr. Biden is doing for the military men and women and their families. I am so proud of them both.

  7. 28 amk for obama
    April 23, 2014 at 6:32 pm

  8. 30 amk for obama
    April 23, 2014 at 6:32 pm

  9. 32 Nerdy Wonka
    April 23, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Just when I thought it was impossible to love George Clooney any more, he proved me wrong.

    That man is awesome!

    Hotel-casino developer Steve Wynn and actor George Clooney offered vastly different accounts Tuesday of a dinner that ended in verbal fireworks.

    Wynn said Clooney โ€œgot drunkโ€ from downing tequila shots and stormed off after delivering an F-bomb.

    The two-time Oscar winner issued the following statement in an email sent through his publicist: โ€œThere were nine people at that table … so you can ask them. … Steve likes to go on rants.

    โ€œHe called the president an asshole … that is a fact … I said the President was my longtime friend and then he said โ€˜your friend is an asshole.โ€™ … At that point I told Steve that HE was an asshole and I wasnโ€™t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass.

    โ€œAnd I walked out. There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us. Those are all the facts. It had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with character.โ€


  10. 46 amk for obama
    April 23, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    LOL. Good one.

  11. 47 amk for obama
    April 23, 2014 at 6:56 pm

  12. 48 anniebella
    April 23, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    What’s up with these stupid ass Republicans? I’m so glad to hear that Clooney stood up for Obama. If anyone is a asshole it’s people like Wynn and his racists ass party.

  13. April 23, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    There’s been some rumoring that PBO is planning to reject the Keystone – he’s just waiting for an opportune time to make the announcement. Again, this is just a rumor at this point.

    • 50 hopefruit2
      April 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      Oops Sorry LL – didn’t see that you had posted this on the previous thread! My apologies for the repeat posting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 51 amk for obama
    April 23, 2014 at 7:11 pm

  15. 52 amk for obama
    April 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm

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  17. April 23, 2014 at 7:18 pm

  18. 59 Nena20409
    April 23, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    So Wolfie said today, per mediaite that Russia and US has Rosey relationship just a couple months ago?


    CNN was one of the Cablers that analyzed the body language last year…….Between POTUS and Putin

    Oh Wolfie. Retire already. Bernard Shaw was forced out at 65. Wolfie is 66 or 67 years in 2014.

    • 72 anniebella
      April 23, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      JER, Thanks for the pictures of FLOTUS and Dr. Biden.

    • 73 vcprezofan2
      April 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks JER.

      I’m curious, anyone else click on a picture and get an ad first try, then have to click again to got the actual picture? Not that it matters, just wondered.

  19. April 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Tzar Vlad really has lost it ….

    “Jemilev has been banned on TV, but the voice of the people always shouts louder than censorship! Today it became known that the new powers in Crimea are applying sanctions against the legendary leader of the Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Jemilev.

    In particular Crimean television announced its latest odious editorial decision today. The heads of GTRK [state television] are censoring Mustafa Jemilev. From now on, GTRK are not allowed to show him, interview him or even show anything he is involved in. GTRK announced this decision to their employees today. This censorship extends to any mention of the legendary leaderโ€™s name.

    This news caused a huge internal protest among the television companyโ€™s employees. They are worried that they could be fired, or that there will soon be more changes in staff. Whatever the politics of power may be, Crimean Tatars have their sense of truth, which has been tempered by a 70 year struggle for their rights. No authority, not even the strongest and most authoritarian can prohibit the living symbol of that truth, Mustafa Jemilev. People must now stand up for the truth!

    I propose a flash mob: letโ€™s spread this message about GTRK censoring Jemilev and put his portrait on all social networking sites. Soon Crimea will stand up with Jemilev against the terrified attempts to hide any information about Jemilev.”

    More at the link in the tweet.

  20. 77 hopefruit2
    April 23, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    So this evening and then later tonight after we’ve gone to bed, our President will be up and engaging in lots of activities!

    PBO’s SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY (Taken from Chips’ R & S this morning):

    1. In the morning, President Obama meets with Emperor Akihito of Japan at the Imperial Palace

    2. The President meets with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan at Akasaka Palace

    3. In the afternoon, the President participates in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Abe

    4. Later, President Obama delivers remarks at a youth and science event with students at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

    5. The President visits Meiji Shrine

    6. President Obama attends the Japan State Dinner and delivers remarks

  21. 104 vcprezofan2
    April 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    ‘Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel is traveling to Malaysia and Burma April 25-29.

    In Kuala Lumpur, Under Secretary Stengel will be the keynote speaker at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative โ€“ โ€œYSEALI Generation โ€“ Ideas into Actionโ€ workshop and speak to over 100 U.S. Government exchange alumni nominated to attend the workshop by U.S. embassies from 10 ASEAN countries. At the workshop, he will meet senior Malaysian officials, representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat, Ambassadors from Southeast Asian nations and entrepreneurs, business leaders, and civic society leaders from around the region.



  22. 105 Nerdy Wonka
    April 23, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Still grinning.

  23. April 23, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    A lot of discussion about the Keystone Pipeline on this and the previous thread, with Ed Schultz reportedly telling his audience that he’s got it on good authority that the President will veto the Keystone Pipeline.

    Let’s ignore the emoprogs on this for now, just as they should have been ignored by reasonable Dems after ACA became law.

    I think it was Ladyhawke who posted SmartyPants’ comments to a NYT article here yesterday. Check out this from the NYT article:

    “On Friday (Apr 18), in what was widely viewed as an acknowledgment of just how potent the politics of Keystone have become, the State Department announced that it would delay the decision on the pipeline for several months, almost certainly until after the midterm elections.

    / snip

    The agency is now drafting a regulation, expected in June, to slash pollution from existing coal-fired power plants. Details arenโ€™t yet available, but experts estimate that it will cut an average of 200 million to 500 million tons of carbon emissions annually within a decade. And the E.P.A. estimated that regulations on building and appliance efficiency have cut or prevented the annual emission of 350 million tons of carbon.

    That means the combined impact of the current and forthcoming E.P.A. regulations could lead to cuts of over one billion tons of emissions annually.”

    Here’s a link to smartypants’ observations on this article:


    • 107 vcprezofan2
      April 23, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      I read SP’s post yesterday, Arapaho, and thought it made a lot of sense to me. Very often, Smartypants synthesizes (Smartypants does it, so I don’t have to) info into just the right sized bites for me – it’s one of the reasons I love dropping in there. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. April 23, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    This is pretty silly looking, but remember to get this to come out, you have to layer thin strips of vegetables in the brown rice in a particular way to get anything resembling a face.

    (I’m not sure which country the reporter was in when he saw this on his television screen.)

  25. 113 vcprezofan2
    April 23, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Can anyone tell me why this tweet caught my eye, as being of possible interest to this village? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Teeheehee!

    • April 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      FYI, vc — there is a repellent comment to this tweet.

      I really wish that twitter could be taken away from the haters, ruins everyone’s day.

      • 115 vcprezofan2
        April 23, 2014 at 8:25 pm

        Sigh! I do believe the haters get a charge out of hating.

        The ‘older American’ part was what caught my eye, because we so often jokingly mention age here.

  26. April 23, 2014 at 8:31 pm

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