President Obama Delivers a Statement on Ukraine

5:35 (ish) EDT: President Obama Delivers a Statement on Ukraine

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109 Responses to “President Obama Delivers a Statement on Ukraine”

  1. 12 Judith Fardig
    July 16, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    This is so important! Congrats to Tally!

  2. 16 HZ
    July 16, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Waiting for our wonderful President of the United States to speak. Two computers open. HZ

  3. July 16, 2014 at 5:38 pm


    Informed my cube mate, the world’s most useless librarian, about the new Russia sanctions. Gave me a pathetic grin and said “I don’t think Obama has what it takes.” Felt like asking him, “What would it take? World War III?” Left it at “Yes he does and he shows it all the time.” And he’s supposedly a liberal. Fucking idiot.

    (No, I don’t like him much.)

    • 20 Nena20409
      July 16, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      LL if you were to ask him what should be done…..his answers would be so Utopian and NSA and Public Option would somehow, magically be part of the discussion.

      • July 16, 2014 at 5:42 pm

        I mean, he’s the guy that my patrons complain to me about and avoid assiduously. They’ll time when they come to ask questions so that either I or my manager are on the ref desk.

        Don’t get me started.

    • July 16, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      I hope you punched him, LL. I’m beginning to think that’s the only way to deal with these people. And to think I used to be a pacifist 🙂

    • 24 57andfemale
      July 16, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      It’s been a bad day for clueless liberals: I got into it with a 30-something friend who ‘pays all my taxes for benefits I’ll never get’ and isn’t ‘excited’ about voting.

      You didn’t hear my head explode on the West Coast? A 30-something straight girl who doesn’t give a fuck that her taxes (yeah, as a struggling actress she’s barely existing) are paying for her parents NOW. And that the single reason there won’t be any benefits for her is if she doesn’t vote.

      And pesky birth control and women’s rights? I fought so these entitled 30-somethings will take it for granted?

  4. 25 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I’m just gonna keep posting off-topic stuff until my Prez comes to the podium

  5. July 16, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    The world maybe in chaos…But I am thankful there’s a leader we ca count on!
    Viva Obama!

  6. 44 Nena20409
    July 16, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Tally earned the Gold ⭐ 😉

  7. 45 Nena20409
    July 16, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    So TIME magazine had this……

    • July 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      Oh, if only he hadn’t died, he could have been president instead of the Negro.

      Yeah, I’m in a bad mood now.

      • 47 Nena20409
        July 16, 2014 at 5:53 pm

        As Billy Joel would sing……It’s just a Fantasy.

        Could he have defeated GW Bush in 2004? Nope. Kerry, a decorated man didn’t…..for 9/11 and OBL was on out TV 3/4 days before that Nov election.

      • July 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm

        Hey – You can still watch France in HD for another week and a half. Cheer up. 😉 And….and…. and…. we’re still better than Portugal, England, Italy, and GHANA. 😀

        But yes, idiots are still idiots because stupidity isn’t covered by the ACA.

        still……. CONTADOR IS GONE!!!!

    • 51 dotster3
      July 16, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      Still so sad about that—–one of those memories of hearing that horrible news that is etched clearly in my mind.

  8. 52 Nena20409
    July 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm

  9. 53 Nena20409
    July 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Here’s Pres Obama.


  10. 54 vcprezofan2
    July 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Just so I don’t feel too ‘special’ – am I the only one whose WH.GOV sound keeps cutting in and out?

    • 55 Nena20409
      July 16, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      try this one.

      • 56 vcprezofan2
        July 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm

        Too late, but thanks Nena. I’m actually giggling right now while being irritated at the same time. The giggles are due to the fact that PBO was talking again one second, and the next the sound died, and the next moment he disappeared from view like he was zapped. Really don’t understand what’s going on with my internet.

  11. 57 Nena20409
    July 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Wrong Headline. GOP are making Contraception their redefining issue. Women will have the Final Say.

    • 58 vcprezofan2
      July 16, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      • 59 Lynn
        July 16, 2014 at 6:12 pm

        Just popped in to see you, vc. A farmer friend protects her blueberries with a frame made of pvc and covered with cheap sheer curtains. It seems to work well. You could try cheesecloth for smaller plants in pots.

        • 60 vcprezofan2
          July 16, 2014 at 6:29 pm

          Hmmm! Lynn, pvcpipes + sheer curtains sound very doable, particularly since I live close to both the hardware store and the SallyAnn Thrift store. Thank you!

          I am so glad I asked this today as I have to be on the road tomorrow so I can scout out which of the solutions I can rig up in the fastest possible time. Sure would be nice if I could protect my tomatoes, cucumber plants and peppers before the squatters ruin all. I’ve accepted that I won’t be able to save that last cornstalk, as I doubt they’ll finish the corn on the ground and leave the untouched one for me. Ah well! Having invested so much time, $$, and energy, I do want to see what I’ll recover this year, but I suspect that next year, if I’m around, I’ll take a pass and let the critters do their own gardening. 😀

  12. 63 Linda
    July 16, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    No questions…


    • 64 Judith Fardig
      July 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Good! Maybe the jackals should take five minutes and actually process what President Obama told them.

  13. July 16, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Bravo, Mr. President. Brilliant as always! Why must these people be so consistently rude, shouting out like they do?

  14. July 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm

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  16. 71 dotster3
    July 16, 2014 at 5:58 pm

  17. July 16, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Is it just me or did POTUS appear especially presidential just now?

    And by presidential, I mean strong, in command and extremely handsome.

    • 73 vcprezofan2
      July 16, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      😀 Meta, is this definition of ‘presidential’ meant to stand the test of time going forward, or is it for one-time usage? 😀 😀

    • 80 anniebella
      July 16, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      Those jackasses WHPC thought they were going to get the chance to ask about the children at the border.

  18. 81 Linda
    July 16, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    A loaded gun was found on top of a toilet paper dispenser in the bathroom of a York, S.C. Wal-Mart on Saturday, police told The Herald.

    After a customer found the gun, the store’s assistant manager called the police and locked the bathroom. Police found a a gray Smith & Wesson revolver with five live .38 caliber rounds, according to the police report.

    A man later called the police inquiring about his gun that he left in the Wal-Mart bathroom. Police told him he could pick up his gun on Monday, according to The Herald

  19. 83 Vicki
    July 16, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    A bit of good news from Chuck Hagel. The 6 Gitmo prisoners bound for Uruguay had their transfers stalled with the Bowe Bergdahl release. Now it is back on front burner and the transfer should be completed within the next month.

  20. 84 Nena20409
    July 16, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Shockey Dockey……..No surprises here.

    It has been so since June 2008 and has gotten worse since Jan 20th, 2009.


    The Poynter Institute reports on the findings today, which combed through 430 journalists’ tweets during presidential debates, examining whether they merely repeated candidates’ claims or fact-checked them.

    They found that 60 percent of the journalist tweets “reflected traditional practices of ‘professional’ objectivity: stenography—simply passing along a claim made by a politician—and ‘he said, she said’ repetition of a politician’s claims and his opponent’s counterclaim. Journalists largely repeated the claims and statement of candidates, rather that check or challenge them. In the end, 15 percent of the tweets reflected the traditional fact-checking approach. These tweets saw journalists “referencing evidence for or against the claim and, in a few cases, rendering an explicit judgment about the validity of the claim. The data showed that checking was done more frequently by those in the data set who identified themselves as commentators rather than reporters. This again suggests that traditional notions of objectivity may be a factor.”

  21. July 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm

  22. 87 Vicki
    July 16, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Another name for the WHPC—in addition to jackals—might be the Asparagus Row. Identical stalks that display very little discernible brain power.

  23. July 16, 2014 at 6:12 pm

  24. July 16, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    • 90 vcprezofan2
      July 16, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      Wouldn’t surprise me if this pic turns up in the National Enquirer – FLOTUS divorcing PBO for the mayor of LA! I say that because it suddenly reminded me of a friend here asking me (I’m the PBO authority, you know 🙄 ) about a month or 2 ago if I had heard of any problems in the O’s marriage. Yep, she had seen these pics of FLOTUS frowning at PBO and him grinning in the face of some woman or other, yada yada. Sadly, there really are well-meaning people out there who still think you can get real news from the newspapers, etc!

      • 91 anniebella
        July 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm

        I do my very best not to pay any attention to those tabloid rags.

        • 92 vcprezofan2
          July 16, 2014 at 9:59 pm

          We know better, Annieb, but there are those who never know what to believe. Those who will feel that if it’s printed and published there must be a bit of truth in it. Not that we need to worry about them, other than getting them to the voting booth.

  25. 93 Nena20409
    July 16, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    😆 😆 😆 🙄 😆 😆 😆

    For the Love of all Things Carpetbagger

  26. 94 Nena20409
    July 16, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I am still a doubting Thomasana……will have an open mind on this one…..

    • 95 0388jojothecat
      July 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      It takes Randi Rhoads to tell you about Ted Numbnuts and his refusal to serve during Vietnam. He soilded himself.

  27. 96 dotster3
    July 16, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I’m seeing some naive, misleading, damaging tweets.

  28. 97 Vicki
    July 16, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Yair Lapid, one of the cabinet ministers and leaders of the Israeli Left, or so I thought, shamed himself on BBC today.
    The valiant BBC reporter asked at least 4 times if the four kids slaughtered on a gaza beach while they were playing soccer were a responsibility that Israel needed to own up to.
    Mr. Lapid insisted over and over that Hamas killed those kids because Hamas uses civilian shields.

    I give up totally on justice in Israel and will not comment further on it on this blog or anyplace else.

  29. 99 dotster3
    July 16, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    This is the Ia. Dem senate candidate, Bruce Braley, who is running against the hog castrator, Joni Ernst, who has expressed interest in impeaching Obama and is rt. wing terrible. Braley seems to be a very sane and common sense candidate, with Dem ideals, needs and deserves our support—–polls have the race tied currently. Need to win this one.

    • 100 Layla
      July 16, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      I think the hog castrator should live the animals alone and castrate the men in her party

      • 101 Layla
        July 16, 2014 at 6:49 pm

        ‘leave’ sheesh!

      • 102 dotster3
        July 16, 2014 at 6:54 pm

        I might go along with that great idea. Piggies are cute and smart—-remember Babe?——and tea party Repubs are not. And they seem to be in need of your suggested remedy——aggression management, I’ll call it.

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  31. July 16, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I have mixed feelings about this

  32. July 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    • 109 Nena20409
      July 16, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      Nature is truly a force.

      Snow appear to be seen from both sides the tared road…..with visible green grass nothing so dried out, no visible burns. Yet the volcanic activities burning down below is obviously affecting the tared road.

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