President Obama Welcomes NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson

2:55 EDT: President Obama Welcomes NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson to the White House

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  1. June 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm

  2. 18 japa21
    June 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Congrats Bob on 1st.

  3. 20 GGail
    June 25, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Lately, the men have been topping the Leader Board 🙂

    Congrats Bob!

    And congrats japa on last thread!

    even amk = who is always furst 🙂

    LL – excellent post on last thread – thank you!

    • 21 0388jojothecat
      June 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Because the wimmin are busy watching men in shorts running up down the field..I know why so many ladies here are hooked on soccer. 🙂 🙂

  4. June 25, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I didn’t realize Newsweek was still alive……I thought Tina Brown ran that baby into the dirt? Anyways….interesting:

  5. 23 Gazelle
    June 25, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    [Ahhh, that Lady Karma!]

    Joseph Francis Farah, a leading ‘birther’ who runs the right-wing, conspiracy website WorldNetDaily, was reportedly caught by TSA agents on Sunday with a loaded .38-caliber revolver in his carry-on bag as he passed through security at Dulles International Airport outside Washington.

    Farah, who denounced TSA screening practices in a 2010 column, faces a class 1 misdemeanor charge for carrying a gun in an airport terminal, according to a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. He was released pending a summons.


  6. June 25, 2014 at 2:28 pm

  7. 27 JER
    June 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    • 28 anniebella
      June 25, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Obama has issue fewer executive orders per year than any President, my question is how many other Presidents were sued over their executive orders?

  8. 29 Gazelle
    June 25, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    [Cool story!]

    These are Pedro Rodriguez’s chickens, in alphabetical order: Bella, Blanche, Dominique, Flo, Flossie, Lucy, Pauline, Una, and Victoria. Their coop occupies one corner of a vacant-lot-turned-garden in Camden, New Jersey. It’s an oasis of abundance and order in a city of abandoned buildings, street trash, and drug deals that few attempt to hide.

    Since 2010, the number of community gardens has more than doubled to roughly 130.

    Rodriguez, 50, grew up down the street. Near the chickens, he has planted neat raised beds of corn, tomatoes, cabbage, kale, asparagus, eggplant, onion, 20 varieties of hot peppers, and broccoli. Fruit trees (cherry, apple, peach, and pear) line the perimeter of the lot, as well as two beehives. He’s considering getting a goat. […..]

    […..] The Penn study found that these gardens—belonging to churches, neighborhood organizations, and everyday backyard growers—produced the equivalent of $2.3 million in food in 2013 and, because most growers share their surplus zucchini with their neighbors, those vegetables have helped feed roughly 15 percent of Camden’s population.

    The city needs fresh food, and residents are doing what it takes to grow it. It’s part of the untold story of Camden: a story in which the residents of this blighted city are the protagonists, quietly working to make Camden a place where, one day, you might want to live.

    More here: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2014/0625/Tenacious-gardeners-put-down-roots-in-America-s-most-desperate-town

    • 30 Gazelle
      June 25, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Newstainers. from same article:

      “The 2013 Rolling Stone article observed that, ‘with the help of an alarmist press, the incidents solidified in the public’s mind the idea that Camden was a seething, busted city, out of control with black anger.’”

  9. 31 JER
    June 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    • June 25, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      If Muslims haven’t been able to agree for 1400 years, we certainly can’t impose a solution.

      • June 25, 2014 at 2:48 pm


        The sooner these folk decide which chunks of real estate their various tribes will inhabit, the better – for them, primarily. Unfortunately, a bunch of them are going to die until they do.

        • June 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm

          LL and Bobfr, so true. These people have been fighting before biblical times and will continue to do so. It is in their blood. They haven’t learned to appreciate life; they live for the life after and don’t mind speeding up their journey on Earth. I say, let them be who they want to be: fighters for the afterlife. And let’s keep ourselves outside their reach while containing their chronic fight inside their borders.

          • June 25, 2014 at 3:02 pm

            this not the life that all muslims want…it is the extremist who have taken things to another level…there was civil war here in America….and we continue to be a country divided based on idiology…and fear….we have members of the GOP preaching Sedition….

            so…it seems like for the world …finding peace and harmony is very illusive…

            • June 25, 2014 at 3:29 pm

              I agree with you Prettyfoot. I don’t believe there will ever be peace on Earth. What I hope for is for those that wage wars, these extremists at all levels, don’t get to drag others into evil fights. I see Muslims as any other religious groups. I have the same contempt for the radical Muslims as I do for extreme Evangelical groups that are prevalent in the USA. I just don’t understand why people want to placate their beliefs into others’ lives.

    • 37 jackiegrumbacher
      June 25, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      I love the way Peres gets right down to the nub of it. That’s the whole shia/sunni conflict in nutshell–a division that Mohammed himself would probably have deplored.

      • June 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm

        I agree and wonder what is it about religion which drives people apart, drives people to kill each other in the name of a God most of us worship, Jews, Christians and Moslems alike. Does it really matter who is the prophet of God’s message? We should be listening to the message, not shooting each other so that no one can hear.

  10. June 25, 2014 at 2:34 pm

  11. June 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Just helped a young couple in the flush of first adult love download an apartment rental application. He was a swarthy young buck, and she a winsome fair damsel. I shall now go write a romance novel based on them.

  12. June 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    BBL……..I leave you w/ this: #Obamasamerica

    A rollover crash in Bel-Air, California, last week didn’t seem to faze the elderly couple involved. After the blue Honda tipped over, the uninjured couple posed for pictures with the car — even though the wife was still trapped inside.

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    The couple seemed to be in good spirits, according to Los Angeles police. The woman even asked her husband for her purse so she could take a picture of herself, police said. Los Angeles County firefighters helped free her.

  13. June 25, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Official statement so I’m posting the full text, here:

    “Quadripartite conference call with participation of the President of Ukraine, the Federal Chancellor of Germany, the President of France and the President of Russia took place

    Today, quadripartite conference call dedicated to the implementation of the peace plan in the East of Ukraine took place with participation of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, President of France François Hollande and President of Russia Vladimir Putin took place.

    In the course of the conversation, Petro Poroshenko informed the interlocutors on serious violations that took place in the course of the implementation of unilateral ceasefire regime proclaimed by the President of Ukraine. In particular, the Head of State noted that since June 20, 52 occasions of violation of the ceasefire regime by terrorists have been recorded. Due to these violations, 18 persons died and 27 were injured.

    The President of Russia supported the proposal of Petro Poroshenko on the introduction of the ceasefire regime and its monitoring.

    Petro Poroshenko emphasized that the implementation of the peace plan and the establishment of control over the whole perimeter of the border will be possible on condition that the OSCE observers, including Russian representatives, are present in the east of Ukraine.

    In the course of the conversation, the Head of State stressed that the decision of the Federation Council to cancel the mandate to use the Armed Forces of Russia on Ukrainian soil is a positive signal on the path to the implementation of the peace plan. At the same time, the President emphasized that Ukraine is waiting for tangible actions from Russia that will facilitate further stabilization of the situation in the Donbas. The Head of State urged the President of Russia to take concrete measures to terminate the supply of arms and equipment for militants across the border of Ukraine.

    Following the discussion, the Federal Chancellor of Germany suggested supporting the following joint steps:

    1. Establishment of the monitoring system with elements of control (it is related to the roadblocks and the transfer of checkpoints on the Ukrainian-Russian border) with participation of the OSCE observers, including Russian representatives, for the period of ceasefire;

    2. Continuing the negotiations of Trilateral contact group on June 26, 2014;

    3. Exchange of the lists of hostages and public statements of Russian leadership on the liberation of people to those who keeps them in captivity.

    The Federal Chancellor of Germany offered the functions of intermediary to be performed by V. Medvedchuk in order to ensure the work of Trilateral contact group consisting of L. Kuchma, H. Tagliavini and M. Zurabov. The President of Ukraine and other participants of the conversation agreed to the proposal of Angela Merkel.

    The parties agreed to continue the conversation in this format on Thursday, June 26, 2014.”


  14. 48 donna dem 4 obama
    June 25, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    • 49 anniebella
      June 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Regean 381………GW Bush 291……. Can we sue them?

      • 50 anniebella
        June 25, 2014 at 3:11 pm

        I don’t know about anyone else but I am dam tired of these racists ass lying Tea KKK Republicans.

        • June 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm

          Anniebella, so am I and just can’t get my head around the tolerance for their nonsense from the press and the misguided few and how it dominates the news cycle.

    • 52 Linda
      June 25, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      The Bachmann comment is hilarious..

      When did a President write laws ? She is dumber than dirt.

      • 53 Judith Fardig
        June 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm

        Especially for someone with a law degree. How the hell did that happen? Won’t miss Bachmann at all once she’s out of Congress.

        • 54 Nena20409
          June 25, 2014 at 6:17 pm

          Law degree from Oral Roberts school, through correspondent……Not and Never recognized by the ABA. And she Never passed any Bar Examinations.

  15. June 25, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    “Head of State is confident in qualitative implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU

    In the course of his speech at the Day of dialogue between representatives of local government and the state government, Petro Poroshenko emphasized that on June 27, in Brussels, in the presence of 28 heads of state and Governments of the EU countries, the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU will be signed.”


  16. 56 Gazelle
    June 25, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    [New York, New York! Go Mayor Bill, holding my nose Gov. A. Cuomo! 🙂 ]

    An offer is on the table to reunite the mainline Senate Democrats and the Independent Democratic Conference as the new State Senate majority, a source with knowledge of the offer tells City & State. […..]

    […..] If the deal is accepted by all of the parties involved it would instantly bring about a profound sea change in New York politics, potentially deposing the Senate Republicans from power next session and moving the state farther to the left. It would also open up the possibility for a slew of progressive legislation to pass that has been stymied up to date as a result of opposition from the State Senate Republicans.

    […..] An agreement between the two factions of Senate Democrats, which split in 2011, would also have a significant effect upon both the standing of Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio. A deal would mean that Cuomo would have made good on his promise to the Working Families Party to use his clout to bring the IDC back into the fold, in exchange for the party giving him its line and backing his reelection bid this November. As for de Blasio, it would cement his status as the foremost progressive in the state and affirm his growing reputation as a powerbroker with the ability to unravel political enigmas no one else could solve.

    More here: http://www.cityandstateny.com/2/75/new-york-state-articles/new-york-state-senate/exclusive-secret-offer-on-the-table-to-reunite-senate-dems-and-idc-source.html#.U6sb95RdVqP

    • June 25, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Gazelle, I have been upset with these two. Displaying internal rights the way they’ve been going at it is a disgrace. Yes, the Governor is too moderate for some; for others De Blasio is just a bit too lefty (NYC is blue but its surrounding -suburbs and upstate- can be as red as a Teabagger unfortunately).

      The Democratic Party is a big tent, an enclave; it includes a wide range of views and welcomes everyone. To behave like Teabaggers (my way or the highway) has a negative impact.

      I applaud the efforts to reconcile the party. The credit will go to the grown ups and not to these sleazy and egocentric Senate democrats who joined republicans.

      • 58 Gazelle
        June 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm

        Indeed, NoChild! They need to truly think long term instead of instant gratification as do some toddlers.

  17. 59 donna dem 4 obama
    June 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    • 60 dotster3
      June 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      I am so disgusted and furious about this. This is an indecent, harmful, putrid decision.

    • 61 Ladyhawke
      June 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm


      1) Business Organizations & House Republicans to Speaker Boehner: Quit Providing Uncertainty to U.S. Exports


      2) Speaker Boehner: ‘Don’t Know’ About the Economic Impact of Ex-Im Bank


      • 62 Nena20409
        June 25, 2014 at 6:26 pm

        That is what every Dem should be on every medium speaking forcefully about 24/7. Not making the GOP feel uncomfortable, at the very least, make them defend their absurdity in their continued insistence in decimating the USA since Jan 20th, 2009.

        Allowing the GOP to dictate what the Lazy, Lame, Useless media talk about,……. is a dereliction of duty for not informing the populace accurately…….this is a job especially suited for DNC.

        The Media would always excuse Boehner and his Co.

  18. 63 CEB
    June 25, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Good afternoon everybody. The photo of the last Medal of Honor recipient, Cpl. Kyle Carpenter leaning on his mother’s shoulder as he dozed off, touched me deeply because it silently, yet evocatively, spoke to so much that is inherent in the best of mother-child relationships. As to its original source, I remember only that it was not one of Pete’s photos. Does anyone know where I can go to retrieve it? Thanks in advance.

  19. 66 vcprezofan2
    June 25, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Yo, Bobfr! Nice position from which to view the village! 😉

  20. June 25, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I love my job. But there are days I really love it.

    Started with helping that young couple.

    Then continued with finding books for a gentleman who didn’t know either the author or the title. But I’m awesome. And he was very appreciative.

    And just helped a young lady who wants to break into fashion design with a few fashion drafting books.

    All in all, a good day’s work so far.

    • 71 57andfemale
      June 25, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      A great day to be you. And a great day for those who know you.

    • 72 donna dem 4 obama
      June 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      You love yours??? This is the email that greeted me when I arrived at my wonderful job today:

      “Come watch one of the World Cup soccer games with your co-workers on Wednesday, June 25 at 4pm in the Canal Park conference room. Ecuador will play France, and we will have food from both countries as well as drinks. Please check with your supervisor if you plan to watch before your workday is done.”

      • June 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm


        Trying not to jinx myself, but the job which the missus might get brings in hair stylists once a month to do everyone’s hair.

      • June 25, 2014 at 4:13 pm

        Way to go Donna. A good company to work for. Congrats.

      • 76 dotster3
        June 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm

        Sounds like a great place to work, donna. There are some good companies out there. I love the co. where my son in law works in Indy——very generous with their paid time off—-the day BEFORE a paid holiday and sometimes on a big Indy sports occasion etc. —-but my fave is when they occasionally announce that it is too nice of a day to be inside, everyone go do something fun outside, office is closing at noon.

        • 77 jacquelineoboomer
          June 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm

          I worked for the Navy and we had a similar announcement on the last work day before Christmas, each year. The Commanding Officer couldn’t actually announce he was giving us the afternoon off – then the hours would be charged to paid administrative leave. But he could squeak in an occasional “early out.” On that last work day before Christmas, the word would be passed to supervisors, then he’d get on the p.a., wish us all a happy holiday, tell us to be safe … and by the time the CO said “the safe word,” we’d be “out the gate and north on Broad” – so to speak! It was like a cattle drove; you could almost hear “Head ’em up and move ’em out!” And it was exactly like Christmas morning to get two hours “free” time. Many of us would head to the pub next door, including the CO. Including me.


  21. 78 57andfemale
    June 25, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    But if someone with a Middle Eastern sounding name kills two people, this country will want to bomb the rest of the world into oblivion. And we ignore Armageddon in our own backyard:


  22. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    • 84 anniebella
      June 25, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      If John Boehner were to write a book who would buy it? Boehner will go down in history as the worst Speaker of the House. I would not want a job so bad that i am willing to sell my soul to keep that job, that I can not get anything accomplished, that when people think of me, they will ask what did he do? John Boehner is an embarrassment to the country.

      • 85 anniebella
        June 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm

        By the way, I’m sure what he drinks day and night helps him sleeps just fine.

      • 87 jacquelineoboomer
        June 25, 2014 at 5:55 pm

        ^^ THIS

        I did almost add “I’ll see you in the discounted book section at Dollar Tree” but I ran out of characters on Twitter!

    • 88 purpleshoesla
      June 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      Good one 😆 he’s self-medicating with copious amounts of alcohol until he passes out, I’m sure.

  23. 90 Ladyhawke
    June 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Boehner readies frivolous anti-Obama lawsuit

    By Steve Benen


    I can think of some dangerous moves Boehner has made since becoming Speaker, including threatening to trash the full faith and credit of the United States on purpose. I can also think of some reckless moves he’s made, including shutting down the government. I can even think of some irresponsible moves from the Speaker, including refusing to compromise on pretty much any area of public policy.

    But I can’t think of anything quite as dumb from the last several years as this lawsuit.
    What’s more, Republicans, lacking a policy agenda of their own and having no actual accomplishments in office, have become a little too obsessed with the notion that Obama is an out-of-control tyrant hell bent on creating a socialistic dictatorship. Boehner almost certainly realizes that his party’s rhetoric is demonstrably ridiculous, but he’s also apparently decided it’s too late to back down now.



  24. 91 Debra
    June 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Why does it always seem like the repubs are on the attack and the democrats just sit back and take it? I don’t get it. There never seems to be a strong defense or offense for President Obama. The democrats in the house and senate seem like a bunch of wimps. Maybe it’s just me but I am really sick of them just sitting back and letting President Obama take all the punches. The repubs never just let Bush just be attacked without hitting back and he was not even close to being in the same league as President Obama.

    • 92 dotster3
      June 25, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      It’s maddening and frustrating beyond belief. Why aren’t they speaking out against this ugly, hate-fueled lawsuit? Where are the Dems with any kind of backbone, who are willing to do the right thing, who will stand up and defend their Democratic president who has been under non-stop attack for no reason whatsoever?

    • 94 Ladyhawke
      June 25, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      At the WHPC briefing today, Press Secretary Josh Earnest made it a point to say (many times) that Speaker Boehner was bringing a ‘tax payer funded lawsuit’ against President Obama for doing his job. I kept thinking to myself it would be great if every Democrat in congress would make the same point over and over again until it pierces the media firewall. The DNC Rapid Response Team should not be all over this stunt. The problem is the GOP has decided that they have no interest in governing. But they want to sue President Obama because he IS governing in spite of their intransigence. smdh

  25. 98 dotster3
    June 25, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I’m thinking there needs to be some kind of organized effort to humiliate, if that’s possible, or shame, if that’s possible, boehner and the gop for this hate-driven lawsuit against President Obama. That’s what they’re trying to do to PBO——they’ve tried everything else, blocking everything he’s tried to do, called him every name in the book, made outrageous accusations against him etc. etc. etc.——-and this is the next step—–this ridiculous plan to sue him——which I think will whet the appetite for impeachment with all the crazies who now occupy the Repub Party. (S.D. already passed impeachment bill) I’m already seeing/hearing rumblings here and there. Some goofballs in my town have set up a big impeachment booth with huge impeachment signs in front of our post office on a busy road. I just think we need to jump in before this nonsense escalates. Any ideas?

    • 99 Debra
      June 25, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      Where is Wasserman-Schultz and other leaders of the Democratic party. I hardly ever see them standing up for President Obama

      • 100 debz
        June 25, 2014 at 5:21 pm

        They are all too busy getting “ready for Hillary” Not once since PBO took office, have any dems really stood up for him. At most, a few show up on some cable news show that no one watches anyway. They are all sickening. It would be nice if there was one dem in Ohio, with a big mouth, who would run against the drunk. He/she could be shouting from the rooftops about Boner running the worst Congress in history and tell all his constituents how much tax payer money the gop has been wasting. Never happen though.

        • 101 Debra
          June 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm

          I agree. I am sick of the wimpy democrats and I am not ready for Hillary. Bush went to war with the wrong country did he get sued for anything. The democrats cannot even defend President Obama’s stance in Iraq. They are worthless. I don’t want anymore fundraising emails from them if they cannot stand up for President Obama. They are sitting back and letting this happen with hardly a peep.

      • 102 donna dem 4 obama
        June 25, 2014 at 5:24 pm

        They rarely think it’s necessary. You see they think that the public will be able to parse through all the crap that is spewed everyday about this President and figure out on their own what’s real and what’s not. Or that we are suppose to do it all on social network. And in the off chance that doesn’t work they will send the President out to do network interviews (there is no one any better) or town halls or speeches clarifying and straightening everything out. He must do it all. Yes he is the hardest working President ever.

        Meanwhile, DWS is busy with her day job. She’s a nice lady who can be fierce but just doesn’t have the time to dedicate to the constant battles we are up against with this Republican Party. Reince on the other hand, has one job and that’s to fight Democrats all day everyday. Nothing else and right or wrong he leaves nothing to chance. He pounces on everything we do. He would be rallying his troops and fundraising off this crap.

      • June 25, 2014 at 5:25 pm

        I got an email today from DWS wanting my opinion on what is most important to me for Congress to focus on. I just answered it and “chewed out her a–” about not supporting PO, mentioned Boner’s last trick. Probably won’t do any good but I feel better.

    • 104 57andfemale
      June 25, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      There should be daily, concerted, coordinated expressions of outrage from the DNC. If the party cannot teach the American people how outrageous and lawful and damn near treasonous this all is, the noise fills the vacuum. A couple of tepid responses, when the GOP SCREAMS constantly. The ‘white noise’ populace therefore doesn’t think it’s as bad or important because the DNC does not show them or lead.

      We never even hear from DWS. I follow all these people on Twitter and there’s barely anything. Except emails and annoying, daily phone calls asking for money. FLOOD twitter, flood the radio, DEMAND a voice on the Sunday shows and put MSM and GOP on the defensive. It WILL get covered if they damn well did their political jobs.

      This party puts no one on the defensive. Barack Obama is busy trying to run the country and save the world from maniacs like John McCain, Dick Cheney and Reince Preibus. The damned party should be doing the heavy political lifting.

      • 105 debz
        June 25, 2014 at 5:29 pm

        He is also required to fund-raise for the party in his spare time.

      • 106 donna dem 4 obama
        June 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm

        This notion that Corporate media won’t allow them a voice should not be a deterrent either. PBO learned early on in his Presidency that you have to use other avenues to get your message out. Go around the conventional media. Have they not been paying attention? Take your message to late night tv, Do some damn ads that get peoples attention. Do conferences and say things that will get covered. Talk about how the Repubs just want to scandalize this President in an attempt to destroy his legacy.

        This whole thing frustrates me to no end. It makes our job so much harder when we are constantly putting out fires rather than rallying the troops for voter registration and getting people to the polls this November. Sigh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • 107 dotster3
          June 25, 2014 at 5:49 pm

          I would love to know the truth about Dem TV appearances. Are they pushing to get on these shows and being denied? Or not? Invited and decline? Never invited? I just find it hard to believe that some of the big name Dems could not get on network/cable news/talk shows if they made any kind of effort, said they had something important to say.

        • June 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm

          And I see stuff posted about Alan Grayson all the time on my facebook page. How tough he is, what a firebrand, ready for a fight, etc. I wish I could remember his tagline which is something like “The senator with guts”. Andy yet I don’t see him out there pushing back on any of this stuff. It drives me crazy when people think he’s the be-all end-all of progressives.

      • June 25, 2014 at 5:37 pm

        THIS x 10,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. 110 Debra
    June 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    If I was President Obama I would sign more executive orders. Forget the democrats, forget the repubs. They are not worth 1 cent. I wish President Obama would just go off and I know that is not his personality but I am really sick of congress.

  27. 112 Debra
    June 25, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Sue Boehner and repubs in congress

  28. 113 vcprezofan2
    June 25, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Grassley’s Hunt For An Obama Insider Trading Scandal Backfires On GOP

    Early last year, Wall Street traders somehow found out that the Obama administration planned to make a policy change to Medicare before the news was even announced.

    The flurry of stock trades in major health care companies that followed has since caught the eye of federal law enforcement as well as Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who has made investigating the matter one of his pet projects on the Senate Finance and Judiciary committees. In his search, Grassley has gone as far as to cast suspicion on the Obama administration as the source of the leak.

    But in a twist, the Wall Street Journal reported last week that federal regulators and law enforcement officials have now focused their attention on a Republican health policy staffer in the House. A lawsuit filed on Friday by the Securities and Exchange Commission, first reported by the Journal, said investigators believe the staffer “may have been” the source of the leak. It also sought to force the staffer to turn over records to investigators, something he and the committee have reportedly refused to do despite being handed subpoenas.

    The SEC lawsuit alleges that the House staffer, Brian Sutter, spoke with a lobbyist — identified by the Journal as Mark Hayes, who happens to be a former aide to Grassley — on the day of the leak. The suit alleges that Sutter was in touch with Hayes by both email and phone and that they discussed the upcoming Medicare policy change. …………..


    • June 25, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      So now the House of Reps are protecting the leaker…..of course the liberal media won’t touch this.

      • 115 vcprezofan2
        June 25, 2014 at 6:07 pm

        Jojo, these guys have wasted so much time and so much of taxpayers’ money looking for the needle that I think it’s a real shame there is no penalty for this kind of waste. After a reasonable inquiry is over, there should be a fine if someone pushes for another inquiry that then goes nowhere.

        • 116 0388jojothecat
          June 25, 2014 at 6:31 pm

          I agree vc because I don’t think the DEMs do this when they are in charge and the empogs hate them for it. I did not want Nancy Pelosi to go after Bush and Cheney although they had the goods on them and maybe some Dems too (just like Christie so don’t be surprised if some Dems go down with Christie). She knows the GOP wants to get even because of Nixon. The GOP wants to see a DEM president shamed into leaving office through impeachment. Having a BJ in office and lying about is all they had on Clinton. They will never get the goods on PBO because there’s nothing there.

  29. 117 Jovie
    June 25, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    The democrats in congress don’t defend this president bc again he doesn’t play The beltway game.
    That’s why they loved Clinton, he was a master at stroking their Dicks.

  30. 118 Ladyhawke
    June 25, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    The Right-Wing Media Machine Behind Boehner’s Obama Lawsuit



    Much of the building pressure for impeachment has come not only from congressional Republicans, but from conservative media figures, whose calls for impeachment have been a steady drumbeat since Obama took office.
    Starting in early 2009, conservative media figures have called for the president’s impeachment over any number of issues, including (but not limited to): the Boston Marathon bombings, the administration’s support of failed solar company Solyndra, immigration reform, the failed Fast and Furious gunrunning operation, Benghazi, reportedly offering former Democratic Representative Joe Sestak a spot on a presidential panel to convince him to stay out of a primary, the implementation of the sequester spending cuts, health care reform, and his birth certificate.



  31. 119 Linda
    June 25, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Fox Host Yells At Michele Bachmann For Trying To Sue Obama: ‘You’re Being Silly’

    Defund the Executive Branch ? hahahaha

  32. 121 Debra
    June 25, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    This is Wasserman schultz statement but so what. What are you going to do about it?


    WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the Ranking Member of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after House Speaker John Boehner announced his plans for Congress to sue the President of the United States. Funds used by Congress in such a manner would come from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill:

    “House Republicans will do anything to distract from their inability or unwillingness to legislate, and each time they do so they step further to the right and further away from the economic and security priorities of the American people.

    “Today’s announcement by Speaker Boehner fits squarely into their failed leadership agenda, but goes even further because it is so hypocritical and is so personally motivated by their political opposition to the President.

    “Speaker Boehner and House Republicans are poised to embark on another multi-million dollar waste of taxpayer money, like the millions they wasted defending the indefensible and unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act and the billions of dollars they wasted shutting the government down to deny Americans health care. I would remind the Speaker that President George W. Bush issued many more executive orders than President Obama. House Democrats may not have always been pleased, but we never sued President Bush.

    “It is pathetic that this do-nothing Republican Congress now wants to do something, and that something is suing the President of the United States…for actually doing something! The politics were never purer, or more putrid.”

    • 122 0388jojothecat
      June 25, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      They need to be honest….they want to sue PBO for winning a 2nd term…..next Boner will sue the American people who voted for PBO.

  33. 123 carolyn
    June 25, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    With regard to this idiotic suit of Boehner’s………this is a tea party sop, which shows exactly how inept and obligated and tortured he is.
    I have no doubt that PBO and his brilliant team will do a beautiful end run around this, if it happens. They have tried about everything and he is still standing, and will continue to do so. I am not going to get bent out of shape over this…..he is always twelve steps ahead, as Bob always says: “Trust Barack. He’s earned it.

    I am going to make a prediction: By December 2016/January 2017, PBO’s approval rating will be back up to 65-70%. Okay…….you can challenge me on that.

    • 124 0388jojothecat
      June 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      Hi Carolyn……..I agree PBO will have the highest approval level because Upchuck Toad will STOP doing polls on PBO.

  34. 126 Linda
    June 25, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Just watch the Gopers claim this is a smoking gun……


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators have uncovered emails showing that a former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the tea party investigation sought an audit of a Republican senator in December 2012.

    The emails show former IRS official Lois Lerner mistakenly received an invitation to an event that was meant to go to Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa. Grassley presumably received Lerner’s invitation.

    The event organizer apparently offered to pay for Grassley’s wife to attend the event. In an email to another IRS official, Lerner suggests referring Grassley for an audit, saying it might be inappropriate for the group to pay for his wife.

    The other IRS official waives her off, saying an audit would be premature.

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