Chat On – And Heads Up (Just In Case)

@petesouza: President Obama meets with his national security team today in the Situation Room


ย Lots of tweety claims that President Obama is about to make a statement on Iraq, but I haven’t seen any confirmation yet.

But keep an eye on your screens, just in case.

109 Responses to “Chat On – And Heads Up (Just In Case)”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    August 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm


  2. 18 Don
    August 7, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I’m from Florida, and in Florida third means first, but only after two.

  3. 20 Vicki
    August 7, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I think I can speak for many of us here who would be very glad to have PBO set us straight as to what is going on.

  4. August 7, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Just posted at the bottom of the previous thread … no WH or Pentagon confirmation as yet, but this dude likely knows what’s happening …

    Kurdistan Deputy Prime Minister, Kurdistan Regional Government = @qubadjt

  5. August 7, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    • August 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Yes, I remember this well. My pastor included it in his sermon on on a subsequent Sunday. It was a great lesson for me in how we miss the gift of moments like this, the teachable moment, when the the curtains are opened and we can see where we actually are, and then do things differently. Instead, blathering defensive representatives of the respective news services went into double back flips to say something confusing about photographers notes and different somethings and I don’t know what, giving everyone cover from seeing the deeply held attitude that ‘colored’ the coverage by the writers of the captions. It wasn’t about sending them into Time Out —-they simply reflected where we are, and gave us an accidental chance to say, Uh-oh! We are off track. We have to notice where we are and head where we want to be, which is liberty and justice for all. Instead, everybody went back to admiring the emperor’s new clothes.

      • August 7, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        Nancie, you’re a poet – what a beautiful, powerful comment.

      • August 7, 2014 at 7:09 pm


      • 29 vcprezofan2
        August 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm

        ‘It was a great lesson for me in how we miss the gift of moments like this, the teachable moment, when the the curtains are opened and we can see where we actually are, and then do things differently.’

        I truly like this, as I think it is what’s decidedly missing in today’s media – the ability to look/listen, learn, and then do things differently.

      • August 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm

        It was on display at the WHPC at the President’s Press Conference yesterday…

        And I would very much like to put them on Time Out!

      • 31 nospin
        August 7, 2014 at 8:20 pm

        excellent comment Nancie.

  6. August 7, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Now the Pentagon says that it was desert and not hamburgers dropped on ISIS. To be exact it was 500k McDonalds hot apple pies for a buck apiece.


  7. August 7, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Ohh, now it’s being reported that the pentagon ordered out for pizza and decided to share it with the Iraqi Embassy in DC.


  8. 46 JER
    August 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm

  9. August 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    NBC News is spreading around that effort is underway. Even showed up in my Facebook feed. SMH.

  10. August 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

  11. August 7, 2014 at 7:05 pm

  12. 54 JER
    August 7, 2014 at 7:15 pm

  13. 55 JER
    August 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm

  14. 56 99ts
    August 7, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    retweeted by ABC News
    Jeff Zeleny @jeffzeleny ยท 3h

    Sen. John Walsh, D-Montana, is abandoning his bid for election in wake of plagiarism scandal, @ABC has learned. He’ll serve rest of term.


    Looking forward to seeing Rand Paul stepping down

    Oh – just read this

    Double Standard: John Walsh Drops Senate Bid As Plagiarist Rand Paul Runs For President

    “There seems to be a partisan contradiction in the treatment of plagiarists by the media. It would nice to know why serial plagiarist Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is considered a serious presidential candidate in 2016, but Walsh was run out of town on a rail.”

    Imagine that – partisan contradiction by the media – who would have thought?

    • August 7, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Losing this seat….how dangerous is this

      • 58 99ts
        August 7, 2014 at 7:46 pm

        From what I read pf – the RW press have killed any chance he had and it seems an alternative dem will have more chance – which is probably why he decided to withdraw.

      • 60 mtmarilyn
        August 7, 2014 at 7:53 pm

        We might not loose it. 3 women are being considered as replacements. I would work hard for any of the three. They are Nancy Keenan who just quite as head of NARAL, Denise Juneau, who is our current Super of Education and is Indian, and Monica Lindeen, who is our current Commissioner of Securities, State Auditor. Daines the Repub candidate has loads of money and the Kochs are spending lots of money. But I think any of these 3 women could get out the votes. I have hope.

  15. 63 hopefruit2
    August 7, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Right now as we speak, I think Mark Knoller has a fantasy that he’s in the middle of the Iraqi desert…alone, cold, hungry, well not cold because he’s in the warm desert. Anyway, he’s stranded and hungry. He is a victim and the US is coming to his rescue.

    So PBO orders a series of food drops – bags and bags of freshly baked tater tots being dropped in straight in Mark’s hungry open beak. Followed by bags of donuts…

    Tune in tomorrow for the 2nd episode in the ‘Mark Knoller Fantasy’ Series.

  16. 68 JER
    August 7, 2014 at 7:33 pm

  17. 71 dotster3
    August 7, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Tweety and Fineman are unbelievably slobbering and blathering that this could be Obama’s new Benghazi. I have never heard such idiotic pundit commentary—–and I thought it had already reached the depths. Just clueless, uninformed talking out of their whatevers—-wild speculation, dumb to the max. And I guess it’s not just RW who are nostalgic about Benghazi and dreaming of some new fantasy. I give up.
    (no I don’t, but I feel like it when I hear such extreme idiocy)
    Now Tweety is asking if PBO will still go on vacation. Over and out.

  18. 76 dotster3
    August 7, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    What does a “dinner lid” mean?

  19. 80 Nena20409
    August 7, 2014 at 7:40 pm


    Yesterday, Ezra Klein was Hosting ALL IN per reports written here.

    Well, He scored in the 70s on the 18-25 Demo……the least rating for all Prime Time Cable News ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜†

  20. 86 desertflower
    August 7, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I missed a lot today, didn’t I? I just have a feeling….

  21. 87 dotster3
    August 7, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Daughter is funny on the train….

  22. 88 Nena20409
    August 7, 2014 at 7:51 pm

  23. 89 Vicki
    August 7, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Hmmmmm…..do we expect to hear from PBO tonight?

    • 90 Layla
      August 7, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      I am no expecting it. There may or not be an operation under way…if not noting to report; if so he will not divulge what he is doing in order to keep everyone safe IMHO I could be so wrong here.

  24. 92 Vicki
    August 7, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Oh, I tuned in to see who was doing Chris’ show and it is Ari. Good. TV will stay on.

  25. 94 hopefruit2
    August 7, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    • 95 Vicki
      August 7, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Alison Grimes should be educating her state.
      Less “I’m a Clinton democrat” and more truthful factfilled info.

      On BWD there’s a tweet that says Bill Clinton showed up with Alison to remind Kentucky that they didn’t vote for PBO. WTF? Do ALG and BC want Alison to win?

      • 96 Layla
        August 7, 2014 at 8:23 pm

        Seeds for Hillary..

      • August 7, 2014 at 8:24 pm

        Yes, Bill Clinton said he was very fond of KY because they voted for him twice and they also voted for HRC.
        Can you say, DOG WHISTLE?
        But I saw no critique of his tactics so whatever.

        • 98 Vicki
          August 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm

          The entire MSM plus Right Wing and Privileged Left seem to be fine with this campaign to denigrate PBO and without any rational basis whatsoever act as though The Clintons are still in office or were any good when they were in office.

          PBO won’t sit still for it. He brought up Clinton’s very late appearance in Bosnia and the shameful lack of US help in Rwanda massacre will be cited as well. If necessary.

          SOS Kerry is a dynamo. Working on critical issues day in and day out.
          Please remind me….What did the previous SOS do? Yes, as a celebrity flying world over she was welcomed. But what was accomplished? Must have been something.

      • August 7, 2014 at 8:27 pm

        I have mixed feelings about this kind of rhetoric as well….but although there are blue dogs in the House and the Senate…they almost always vote the way Reid and Pelosi want them to vote…and that is important…if she can unseat McConnell….that will be a good for sure….

  26. August 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Sending out BE SAFE vibes for our TODer, susanne. Scary hurricane heading to Hawaii.

  27. August 7, 2014 at 8:38 pm

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