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“I’m going home”

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114 Responses to ““I’m going home””


  1. 7 GGAIL
    February 15, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    • February 15, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Moooooooooooooorning GGail!!

      • 9 GGAIL
        February 15, 2016 at 11:26 am

        GooooOoood morning Chips 💋
        And I have a feeling that you’re ready to be a one dog household again 🤓

        • February 15, 2016 at 11:33 am

          :-) I am!! Just back from a walk when they literally fought, first time Danny’s ever been involved in a fight. I want my one-dog-life back!!!

          • 11 amk for obama
            February 15, 2016 at 11:38 am

            you could try taking one dog at a time for the walk. jus’ sayin’.

            • February 15, 2016 at 11:49 am

              I don’t have the time!!!! It was weird, for most of the walk they were fine, pottering along doing their thing, don’t know what triggered it but Newbie started it – and when it was over he kept coming back for more. Grr.

              • 13 Dudette
                February 15, 2016 at 2:07 pm

                Aww! So sorry to hear they’re not getting along, Chips! That’s gotta be so frustrating. Are there any prospects for a home for Newbie anytime soon?

          • 14 GGAIL
            February 15, 2016 at 11:40 am

            Yup. Time to let him go before one of them gets seriously injured or worse, you become injured and no way to get medical attention. Danny is fed up!

    • 15 Judith Fardig
      February 15, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Congrats to Don. GGail, you’re not far behind. Does anyone know when Scalia’s funeral is scheduled? I would venture a guess that no nominee for replacement will be forthcoming until after Nino is laid to rest.

  2. 17 hopefruit2
    February 15, 2016 at 11:22 am

    • 18 CEB
      February 15, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Our president never makes it about himself; this alone makes him so blessedly different from most of those (and all of those currently vying for the position) who came before him.

      Another thing that I reflect on many times is when the president said in election night 2008″ ” and to those of you who did not vote for me, I will be your president too.” Maya Angelou (and I think John Lewis as well) were all about Hillary, but it is PBO who has heaped them and others will honors and respect.

      • 19 catrst
        February 15, 2016 at 12:40 pm

        When you said that our president never makes it about himself I thought of the term ‘servant leader’. He is definitely a prime example of that. May his example and sacrifice fill us with wonder and a desire to continue in that direction when we select someone to fill our important jobs.

      • 20 Obama Grandmama
        February 15, 2016 at 10:35 pm

        I pray we do not go from an all time great President to the total opposite. Donald Trump represent the exact opposite of PBO to me. He is far from humble. He is boastful, a braggart really. He does not listen or respect others. He is a con man in his businesses and is dishonest about his record.

  3. 21 Judith Fardig
    February 15, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I know which Presidents I will be celebrating most of all…with you folks!

  4. February 15, 2016 at 11:32 am

    What a story…..

    what a story….so glad she got clemency

  5. 25 GGAIL
    February 15, 2016 at 11:34 am

    That is a story with a happy ending and hopefully a promising new beginning. I wish her all the best.

  6. 26 JER
    February 15, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Good Morning BFF and TOD.

    VIDEO: President spends Valentine’s Day on the golf course – http://www.kesq.com/news/president-spends-valentines-day-on-the-golf-course/37994456

    …People in the neighborhood were happy to see him return. “Well, we love it in the neighborhood, frankly. And I personally love Obama and we’re very happy to have him in the neighborhood. We come out and see him and he’s been here a few times, this is I think his third time and he’s always welcome here,” said Melissa McKay, who lives near Porcupine Creek. …

  7. 28 arapaho415
    February 15, 2016 at 11:39 am

    One more for the unbelievable GOP Senate and Presidential candidates.

    Attn: MSM

  8. 29 hopefruit2
    February 15, 2016 at 11:41 am

  9. 32 sherijr
    February 15, 2016 at 11:44 am

    I am so happy for her- tearfully so- and grateful to our President for his humanity.

  10. 33 57andfemale
    February 15, 2016 at 11:47 am

  11. February 15, 2016 at 11:49 am

  12. 35 vcprezofan2
    February 15, 2016 at 11:52 am

    • 36 0388jojothecat
      February 15, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Just a few weeks ago there was a snow blizzard in D.C. it looks like the first day of spring in the middle of winter.

    • 37 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      SORRY..I’M NOT CRAZY ABOUT GEORGE…HE WAS A SLAVE OWNER…THAT FACT DOES NOT WASH WITH ME AT ALL…………THAT’S WHERE OUR FOREFATHERS MADE SEVERE MISTAKES AND THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CRACK IN OUR FOUNDATION…EVEN THE LIBERTY BELL IS CRACKED…YOU CAN’T GLOSS OVER YOUR EARLY HISTORY SINS AND CONTINUE TO COMMIT THEM…PERIOD!

      • 38 vcprezofan2
        February 15, 2016 at 2:03 pm

        Sorry the monument caused you to miss the beauty in the picture. Forget the monument’s name/intent for a moment, and appreciate the beautiful God-given sunrise that the photographer captured.

  13. 41 Ladyhawke
    February 15, 2016 at 11:54 am

    • 42 Ladyhawke
      February 15, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/02/15/as-obama-moves-to-replace-scalia-the-press-enab/208599

      ————————————–

      The sad part is this type of media acquiescence has become a hallmark of the Obama era. Republicans have routinely obliterated Beltway precedents when it comes to granting Obama the leeway that previous presidents were given by their partisan foes in Congress.

      Yet each step along the way, journalists have pulled back, refusing to detail the seismic shift taking place. Instead, journalists have portrayed the obstruction as routine, and often blamed Obama for not being able to avoid the showdowns.

      Today’s Republican Party is acting in a way that defies all historic norms. We saw it with the GOP’s gun law obstructionism, the sequester obstructionism, the government shutdown obstructionism, the Chuck Hagel confirmation obstructionism, the Susan Rice Secretary of State obstructionism, the Hurricane Sandy emergency relief obstructionism, and the consistent obstruction of judicial nominees.

      For years under Obama, Republicans have systematically destroyed Beltway norms and protocols, denying the president his traditional latitude to govern and make appointments. It’s sad that in Obama’s final year in office, the press is still turning a blind eye to the GOP’s radical nature.

      ——————————————-

  14. February 15, 2016 at 11:55 am

  15. 45 Dakota
    February 15, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Good Morning!

    When I saw this saw this story on Human of New York, it broke my heart. And then it leaped with joy at the very end! God Bless President Barack Obama!

  16. February 15, 2016 at 12:07 pm

  17. 51 JER
    February 15, 2016 at 12:19 pm

  18. February 15, 2016 at 12:21 pm

  19. 53 amk for obama
    February 15, 2016 at 12:24 pm

  20. February 15, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    WOW, what a story!! PBO is such a good man. He’s touched so many people’s lives for the greater good. Wow.

    • 55 jackiegrumbacher
      February 15, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Thank God for him, literally, meta. That poor woman’s story is heartbreaking and I hope she not only gets out of prison, but is able to build a successful life for herself. It’s beyond unconscionable that her lawyer ignored any testimony about her abuse and the threats to her family. She was ill used by her husband and by society. I hope her children understand and will be waiting to help her.

  21. February 15, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Thank you for sharing her story, {{{{{Chips}}}}}

  22. February 15, 2016 at 12:51 pm

  23. 60 No Child Left Behind
    February 15, 2016 at 12:55 pm

  24. 61 amk for obama
    February 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm

  25. February 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm

  26. 63 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    February 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL STORY ON CLEMENCY…MAY GOD DEEPLY BLESS HER AND STRENGTHEN HER…THERE ARE ALOT OF WOMEN LIKE THIS BEHIND BARS…AND I WISH WE COULD FIND THEM ALL…THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED PRISON TERMS BECAUSE THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNERS TURNED OUT TO BE EVIL BASTARDS. THE COURT SYSTEM IS QUITE UNEVEN IN THESE BATTERED WOMEN CASES AND BECAUSE I WAS A BATTERED WOMAN..I LATER WROTE A NEWS SERIES ON THE PROBLEMS WITHIN THE COURT SYSTEM. JUDGES NEED TO STOP LOOKING DOWN ON THE WOMAN AND CONSIDER WHO THE REAL EVIL IS………………

    • 64 jackiegrumbacher
      February 15, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Sue, I am so sorry you had to endure abuse. Good for you for fighting back and become a true warrior.

      • 65 SUEDUVALL SMITH
        February 15, 2016 at 2:54 pm

        THANK YOU JACKIE…I HAD A NEIGHBOR DOWN THE STREET I WOULD TRY TO HELP…SHE HAD A HANDICAPPED SON IN A WHEELCHAIR SO SHE FELT TRAPPED IN HER MARRIAGE…SHE WOULDN’T LISTEN AND CALL THE POLICE…EVENTUALLY HER HEALTHY 18 YEAR OLD SON AND BASTARDLY HUSBAND KIDNEY PUNCHED HER TO DEATH! THERE IS SO MUCH GRIEF I KNOW ABOUT…BUT I KNOW GOD IS GOING TO BALANCE THE SCALES IN DUE TIME!

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  28. February 15, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Seriously, what is wrong this this guy?

  29. 71 Nena20409
    February 15, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Hello TOD! It’s a Fine Day in MN. Warmer. Sunny. Blue Sky. Etc😉
    Wow! What a story. Oh my Goodness!
    Congrats to all the Gold⭐ winners since last night.

  30. February 15, 2016 at 1:18 pm

  31. 77 Nena20409
    February 15, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Great, tribute!

  32. 78 Nena20409
    February 15, 2016 at 1:27 pm

  33. 79 Allison
    February 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm

  34. 84 JER
    February 15, 2016 at 1:46 pm

  35. 85 JER
    February 15, 2016 at 1:47 pm

  36. February 15, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Oh shit!
    Did he say, “golf!”
    Hold on to your seats. Grab the popcorn!

  37. 88 Dudette
    February 15, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    If true, this would be AWESOME!
    Trying not to get my hopes up so they’ll be crushed.

    • February 15, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      IF so, Deval Patrick new AG???

    • 90 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 15, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      COULD BE..I LOVE THEM BOTH…EITHER WOULD BE WONDERFUL!

    • 92 GGail
      February 15, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      I’m just gonna wait till I hear it from PBO’s lips. All this speculation from “experts” is making me dizzy😯

    • 93 Obama Grandmama
      February 15, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      What I heard on Lawrence’s show is it is unlikely that anyone PBO nominates will get confirmed due to the GOP Senate majority voting no in unison. I had heard on NPR today that it would require all Dem senators and fourteen GOPs to get to the sixty votes needed. I also heard Cruz say he would filibuster. It was said Obama might as well nominate the person he would like that would be the least affected by the wait. LL could go on with her current job while waiting for a potential confirmation.

  38. 94 Linda
    February 15, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    What makes the Republicans think that if they win the WH that the Dems would not blocked their nominee for SCOTUS ?

  39. February 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Eight years of the George W. Bush debacle gave way to eight years of obstructing Obama, which has become Donald Trump and the disassembling of the Republican Party. Nationally, Republicans have been on a downward trajectory for more than decade.

    • 97 Obama Grandmama
      February 15, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      I have been worried about the healing and support of the losing candidates supporters for the winning Dem candidate. It was smooth with Hillary but her supporters took it hard in 2008. We need everyone to vote Dem in the GE no matter who the winner is.

      • February 16, 2016 at 6:31 am

        i know the stakes..but this is my take …Hillary has to win…Sanders winning would splinter the party…his intent is to blow up the DEM party…he has no intention of moving forward on the agenda of the President….he has said that plainly…

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  42. 101 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    February 15, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    BBL…HOT TEA TIME….HOPE THE ENERGIZER..BAGS A HOLE IN ONE…OR TWO..OR THREE……………..SMOKIN’ SOX IS SUNNIN’…<3

  43. 102 vcprezofan2
    February 15, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Pragmatism as a Strategy

    Over the next couple of weeks we’re all going to spend time trying to guess who President Obama will nominate to the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. There will also be a lot of ink spilled on strategies that he might employ against the already announced obstruction to his nominee.

    After having studied this President for about eight years now, I’ll wade in and tell you who I think he will nominate: the person he identifies as best qualified to serve a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. You’ll likely respond with a “duh,” that doesn’t tell us much. But my point is that Obama’s pragmatism will come to the fore – as not only his natural tendency when it comes to governing – but as a strategy.

    Here’s how that works. ………………………………//

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.ca/2016/02/pragmatism-as-strategy.html

  44. February 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    from the article:
    That is what we are seeing played out right now with respect to a nomination to the Supreme Court. Republicans are questioning the very legitimacy of our current President to perform his Constitutional duties. That’s because the social order is changing (both in terms of cultural issues and demographics) and, for them, any form of resistance is justified.

    Both Democrats and the media need to be clear about what is happening. Regardless of how often Republicans try to don the mantle of defending the Constitution, they are in the midst of attempting to undermine our democratic processes.

  45. 105 yardarm756
    February 15, 2016 at 3:10 pm

  46. February 15, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Trump doesn’t care. He’s going to call it as *he* sees it. The GOP candidates just keep bashing each other and highlighting weaknesses in their character…

  47. 109 Dudette
    February 15, 2016 at 3:21 pm

  48. February 15, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    from the article:
    What we’re seeing with these two Senators is that whether they are part of the “establishment” (Ayotte) or tea party types (Johnson), they are ready to join the extremist insurgency in attempting to de-litigimize the Constitutional obligations of our current President. This will only get worse when he nominates a pragmatic choice for the Supreme Court. They’ll have no where to go but to the further reaches of extremism. That is the “Obama method” that I’ve sometimes referred to as conciliatory rhetoric as a ruthless strategy. We’ll have the opportunity to watch it play out once again over the next few months.

    • 111 57andfemale
      February 15, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      I find it interesting that everyone seems to be missing the obvious: The GOP will be uber-motivated to vote if there is no successor to Scalia by election day – they want to see the end of Roe v. Wade, they want VRA completely overturned, they want assault rifles in their kitchens, and they want to reverse same sex marriage. McConnell, the RWNJ’s and the compliant MSM know exactly what they’re doing.
      And what are we obsessed with? Process, precedent, nuanced thinking. When they are throwing hammers at our heads.

      Will the Dems be equally motivated? God, I hope so. Because the strategy is to get the GOP to crawl over broken glass to vote for ANYONE who will fill that seat for the GOP. Even the few sane GOP who would otherwise be afraid of Trump or Cruz, will now vote for whomever this idiotic party nominates. I can only hope that Dems will now see the peril as well.

  49. 113 Dudette
    February 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm


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