Chat Away

On This Day: President Barack Obama visits with Evan McRae, a nine-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient from Brooklyn, N.Y., in the Oval Office, July 19, 2012. McRae’s mother, Gwendolyn McRae, and godmother, Darlene Harrison, accompanied him during the visit (Photo by Pete Souza)

78 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. July 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I don’t believe it!!

  2. 7 GGail
    July 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I don’t either!!!

  3. 12 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm


  4. 25 GGail
    July 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    ok, tell me how you do it?

  5. 27 MightyPamela
    July 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Wishing LL a very many happy reruns of this day! 🙂

  6. July 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

  7. July 19, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Hope all of you read the letter to Boehner ….


    • 50 0388jojothecat
      July 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      The GOP are worthless and the working classes and poor who vote for them are stupid sadist.

    • 51 GGail
      July 19, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      Bob, I sure would like to believe that this guy “Mooch” is really a childhood friend of Boehner’s and that Boehner gets to read this letter. Something needs to get through the drunkin fog that our Speaker walks in.

      There were a lot of comments, but I didn’t think they would be supportive so I didn’t read them:D

    • 52 a4alice
      July 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      excellent. thx Bob!

  8. 53 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm

  9. 55 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm

  10. 56 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Face washed ? – check
    Hair combed ? – check
    No Jeans ? – check
    No t-shirt ? ….. what the heck. Let ‘er eat cake.

    Off to aeroporto to pick up sister unit and family.


  11. 59 Nena20409
    July 19, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Hello TOD! The week in Review is always the best.

    With all the turmoil in the world, I watched this AM, The Picture of Dorian Gray from 1945. I have never seen it before today. It temporarily took the edge of. Then I went to GOOGLE and read some more about this story and the Movie. It was written in the late 1890s.

    Only Angela Lansbury is still among Us…..

    Yes, it’s off topic. Pardon me.

  12. 60 Nena20409
    July 19, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Now, their kids are leaving for US due to the hellish conditions in the 3 Central American Nations and they are looking for pres Obama to stem the flight of their younger citizens?

    What ‘am I missing here?

    • 61 desertflower
      July 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      OMG. Really? Gee, President Obama, we know that you have a lot on your plate right now, what with the insane RWNJ’s and all the other ancillary things going on in the US and all over the world right now…but we’d like to ADD TO THAT LIST (Messiah!) and CAN YOU FIX OUR PROBLEMS TOO??? That’s some cajones right there. BFC.

    • 62 nospin
      July 20, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      that our POTUS has a brilliant mind and is forward thinking. He may have ideas they can leverage to help solve the problem.

      I took it as a compliment.

  13. 63 Nena20409
    July 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Rand Paul Loves to attribute “sins” of one’s husband to one Ms. HRC. Hmm? Rand Paul gets put off is the same is done to him. His father raised him and his father is the LIFE of Rand’s political formative beliefs…..IMHO

  14. 64 Nena20409
    July 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    • 65 CBO
      July 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Um,…..WTF is Kenya doing on that map?

      Kenya is probably the ONLY country in that part of Africa that has never had a Civil war or a Coup.
      Republicans have done such a masterful job of demonizing the word “Kenya” because of you-know-who in the White House that now people think the country is a mess and a flight risk?


      • 66 Nena20409
        July 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

        Kenya had that Terror Bombings and Hostage crisis not long ago. The Bombings and Killing and the US Embassy over 14 yrs ago. Internal ethnic and political woes would be my guess.

        • 67 CBO
          July 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm

          If you’re referring to the US Embassy bombings of ’98, it was because they were targeting AMERICANS (even though 20 times as many Kenyans’ died as Americans in that attack) – the US Embassy in Dar-el-Salaam in Tanzania’s capital was also bombed in that attack.
          So how come Tanzania is not on the list as a result?

          As for the Mall- Hostage situation which recently happened, those terrorists were from a Somalian terrorist organization that sprung up from a result of US incursions into Mogadishu the 1990’s (the events from ‘Black Hawk Down’ movie).
          So basically Kenya is paying the price for American presence there and their actions in the region (as well as for being the country from which the American president’s father comes from) in the form of actual blood and bad PR (generated by Americans ironically) from the results of these same actions.

          And “Internal ethnic and political woes”??!?!?!?!
          Point me to a country in Africa that doesn’t have those.
          Any country.
          Except, like I said, in most other countries where those happen, it usually ends in Civil war and bloodshed spanning many generations.
          Kenyans have never known a single day of Civil war. Not one.

          As you can tell, I’m Kenyan; and it gets sickening being turned into some evil bad guys for nothing we ever did and when the greatest crime we ever committed was being the victims of other people’s actions and stupidity.
          As much as I love the guy (and as much as he is loved by people, certainly from his father’s tribe back in Kenya), I sometimes think we would be better off if Obama didn’t have any roots or links to Kenya.
          And by extension, maybe if we didn’t have any American presence there at all.

          It’s just not worth it.

      • 68 vcprezofan2
        July 19, 2014 at 6:48 pm

        The legend has it as a ‘potentially hostile region’

  15. 69 Nena20409
    July 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    • 70 hopefruit2
      July 19, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      In 2012, the “deficit” was a media/GOP-generated meme to frighten people into voting for Romney. And many stupid Americans fell for it, but not enough to get him elected.

  16. July 19, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Jim Wright, of Stontekettle Station fame, apparently is trolled by Limbaugh fans.

    So he wrote this (and I couldn’t refrain to comment on it):

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