141 Responses to “The Bear Gets Ready”


  1. 1 Gazelle
    July 27, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Woot!

  2. 6 99ts
    July 27, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    gm from my world TOD – looking forward to watching bpo – and he looks just wonderful. Oh how he will be missed

  3. 13 Gazelle
    July 27, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Woot! Again

  4. 15 Nerdy Wonka
    July 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm

  5. 16 GGail
    July 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Oh DAMN! Looking good Mr. President

  6. July 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    “Politics isn’t all about policy and rhetoric. It’s also about the person — their family life, their hobbies, and how they can connect with their voter base on a human level. Which is why voters should probably check out the videos of Tim Kaine playing the harmonica. Yes, that’s right, America. The presumptive Democrat nominee for vice president plays the harmonica. Often. And in public. The Virginia senator has a lot of personality. Many have called Kaine “boring,” but anyone who jams on a harmonica, it seems to me at least, has a little something in him…..”He carries multiple harmonicas in his briefcase. He has played with members of the Dave Matthews Band and the Grateful Dead. And he has been known to show up unannounced at bluegrass jamborees around his home state, Virginia, simply looking to jam. His time in Virginia has left him steeped in the history of bluegrass and old-time music. Hopping up and down the 330-mile Crooked Road that winds through the heart of bluegrass country in Virginia, he has memorized dozens of standards like “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “Man of Constant Sorrow,” along with newer songs like “Wagon Wheel.”…“He’s comfortable on stage,” said Woody Crenshaw, the former owner of the Floyd Country Store, about an hour’s drive southwest of Roanoke, Va., where Mr. Kaine has performed numerous times. “He has a feel for the old-time music of these mountains.” Mr. Kaine first picked up the harmonica around seventh grade, inspired by a friend a year older who had been bringing his harmonica around and belting out some melody lines. “So one summer I made it my goal that I was going to learn to play the harmonica”…..

  7. July 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    He looks SO handsome in that picture.

  8. 25 JER
    July 27, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    • 26 CEB
      July 27, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      It is ON ! woohoo!
      The first sitting president in over 50 years who will speak at the convention and be a major asset to his party, the candidate, and the nation.
      How do you like him now?

  9. 28 Nerdy Wonka
    July 27, 2016 at 7:16 pm

  10. 29 MightyPamela
    July 27, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Predict PBO will break all the ratings records EVER, as well as take down Twitter and the entire Internet!! Yes He Can!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • 30 Kanga kid
      July 27, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Soooooooooooo excited for tonight!! Fridge full of drinks and popcorn for me and the doggie-bear! Lets go democrats!

  11. 31 Dudette
    July 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm

  12. 32 Nerdy Wonka
    July 27, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Angela Rye for the freaking WIN!

    • 33 99ts
      July 27, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Dear Heavens – this one comes from the family that is upset because of who is currently in the white house. The world is aghast – I gather VP Biden mentioned that people were asking “Surely he cannot become President!!”

  13. 34 Dudette
    July 27, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Martin O’Malley up there poking Donald Trump with a big-ass stick! 🙋🏽

    • 35 99ts
      July 27, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      I’m wishing they would not say his name – he’ll be counting how often they say his name – much more subtle to be like Flotus and not mention the name. Should be Hillary all the time.

  14. 38 sherijr
    July 27, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Martin doing well, always so enthusiastic 🙂

  15. 39 sherijr
    July 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Holy smokes Sigourney Weaver looks amazing.

  16. 44 Judith Fardig
    July 27, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    This climate change segment is excellent!

  17. July 27, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    That was an awesome presentation on Climate Change

  18. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    July 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm

  19. 47 Dudette
    July 27, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Around 8pm ET

  20. July 27, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    The current Gov. of California is the Supt. of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson…….. CA TOD, you have a weird constitution!!!!

    “Few would doubt that, in the event of a major emergency in California over the next few days, Gov. Jerry Brown would be fully engaged and directing state personnel even as he sits thousands of miles away at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. There’s just one problem with that scenario: Brown, under the provisions of the California Constitution, won’t be the actual governor until he ventures back across state lines. “Don’t worry, you’re in safe hands,” said Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, who on Monday night became California’s acting governor. Since its first constitution was drafted in 1849, California law has dictated that a governor must be within the state borders to have the powers of the office.

  21. July 27, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    “Being able to play music is a gift, but learning to play an instrument is morass of frustration—especially teaching yourself the guitar. Hands have to be bent in uncomfortable positions, uncalloused fingers get sore, and it becomes clear that human extremities innately possess the coordination of a newborn deer that’s been grazing in a field of ketamine. Sucks to suck, and learning is for chumps….

    …Rather than quit outright (like so many of us), YouTuber WayOutWest built a big goofy contraption that fingers whole chords on a guitar at the push of a button. He calls it the Chordelia: http://www.chordelia.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html The wooden housing clamps to the neck of his Yamaha, and each of the chord paddles triggers levers that do all the work. It looks absurd, but astonishingly it works. While it won’t help you shred Judas Priest riffs or strum a G7sus4 in your jazz trio, the Chordelia is able to produce five chords—G, D, C, A minor, and E minor, which is really all that’s needed to play 90% of pop music.”

  22. July 27, 2016 at 7:45 pm

  23. July 27, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    I have always liked Jerry Brown as a governor. A.mayor, not so much. Good job Jer.

    • 55 sherijr
      July 27, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      He was governor when I was a young teen. Jerry Brown is true blue Californian, He loves it, he has truly done right (as did his dad) by California. I loved him as gov when I was a kid. I’m so proud of how he’s turned it around again after repubs ran it into the ground.

  24. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    July 27, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Sigourney Weaver is three years younger than I am. Off to the exercise bike!

  25. 67 Don
    July 27, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Tim, I think you’ll make a great Vice President, the model you should follow has been set by V.P. Biden. But my friend, please, please don’t annoy us with your harmonica playing, thanks guy.

  26. 68 sherijr
    July 27, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Lee Daniels! Wow~

    • 69 Dudette
      July 27, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      I know right. Damn, that man has been through it!

      • 70 sherijr
        July 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

        This whole gun coverage is brilliant and heart wrenching and so unfortunately necessary. I really hope we can get a Congress voted in that will get it done, finally.

        • 71 Dudette
          July 27, 2016 at 8:24 pm

          For sure. Wish more folks on stage would mention the need to get back majority in Congress.

          • 72 sherijr
            July 27, 2016 at 8:26 pm

            Yes, earlier they did speak about the need to elect more dems to congress.. but not enough is being said here about that… but then it’s about electing Hillary, I suppose. I really hope all that POTUS has done and tried to do in the face of blocking by repubs.. W/O Congress I don’t see Hillary doing all this either.

            • 73 Dudette
              July 27, 2016 at 8:34 pm

              Exactly! It’s about electing Hillary but also other Dems who can help her get things done. They should say it and say it often.

              • 74 sherijr
                July 27, 2016 at 8:40 pm

                I’m with you- I’ve been yelling it to them for three nights: You NEED Congress to do that!!! 🙂

  27. 75 Marlz (@marjgra)
    July 27, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    In tears…

  28. July 27, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Wow…The President looks so fine…

  29. July 27, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Oh my … completely lost it ….

  30. 83 4morefor44
    July 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    wow, this short clip sums up the entire major media right now:

    david muir is considered one of the more thoughtful TV “journalists” today. you can see how easy it is for the media’s owners to control the “both sides” message when you hire morons to robotically repeat the talking points.

  31. 85 a4alice
    July 27, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    this makes me smile:

  32. July 27, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Charles Ramsey…former police commissioner of Philadelphia….

  33. 87 GGail
    July 27, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Hillary is not going to get any more done than PBO has in gun laws unless we get the right people in Congress. I wish they would also encourage voting down the ticket too

  34. 89 Dudette
    July 27, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Aw HELL naw!

  35. 91 Dudette
    July 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Nerd Alert! Astronaut Mark Kelly on the stage!!! 🤓

  36. 92 No Child Left Behind
    July 27, 2016 at 8:18 pm

  37. 93 No Child Left Behind
    July 27, 2016 at 8:19 pm

  38. 95 Dudette
    July 27, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Here’s Gabby Giffords!

  39. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    July 27, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Gabby! (And I love her husband!)

  40. 97 99ts
    July 27, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    And congress wouldn’t even fight for one of their own. The amazing Gabby

  41. 99 GGail
    July 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Gabby ❤

  42. 100 sherijr
    July 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    dear Gabby

  43. July 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Gabby Giffords. Wow.

  44. July 27, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    What the world needs now…. 🙂 beautiful.

  45. July 27, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    This is sooooooooo kool

  46. 104 GGail
    July 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Eat your hearts out RNC. you didn’t have anything as beautiful as this!

  47. July 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Wow….this is simply awesome…was i so wrong when i stated that the convention was boring…it is truly great

  48. 108 No Child Left Behind
    July 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    LOVE TRUMPS HATE!

  49. 109 Dudette
    July 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm

  50. 110 No Child Left Behind
    July 27, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    I love the use, the generous use of THE DONALD’s own words and those of his comrades from the right showing how UNFIT the old bombastic man is. HE DOESN’T HAVE THE TEMPERAMENT to lead. He is ERRATIC.

  51. 112 No Child Left Behind
    July 27, 2016 at 8:34 pm

  52. 113 No Child Left Behind
    July 27, 2016 at 8:36 pm

  53. 115 Dudette
    July 27, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Dammit

  54. 118 99ts
    July 27, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Some good news for John McCain

  55. 120 sherijr
    July 27, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    eh, I’ll never defend John McCain. He should be able to handle Donald Trump, he had plenty of practice with his Wasilla Gorilla.

  56. 121 JER
    July 27, 2016 at 8:39 pm

  57. 126 99ts
    July 27, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Who is shouting???

    • 127 No Child Left Behind
      July 27, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      It’s a contingent but I can’t comprehend what on earth they are saying. I am beginning to find these chants very disrespectful, to the point that Tim Kaine is silent and will not speak to avoid a spectacle.

      I blame Bernie Sanders for this continued nonsense and his f*** revolution. The idea or revolution supports the behavior we witness at the DNC. WTF? Who needed a revolution? We need change but not a revolution when there are so many crazy people roaming the streets and so many weapons in circulation.

      • 128 99ts
        July 27, 2016 at 8:50 pm

        I saw a tweet that said Berniebros are upset because the arena is on lockdown & “one of theirs” cannot enter. How sad – too bad.

      • 129 arapaho415
        July 27, 2016 at 8:52 pm

        GE NCLB.

        You and the Admiral are not alone.

        So disrespectful, especially during a national security speech — such privilege on display, especially after the survivors of senseless gun violence. Juvenile idiots.

        • 130 idon
          July 27, 2016 at 9:04 pm

          They were shouting lie lie lie and my hatred of them is unmatched even by the heat of a quadrillion suns.

  58. 131 GGAIL
    July 27, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Shut up the yahoos

  59. 132 No Child Left Behind
    July 27, 2016 at 8:48 pm

  60. July 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm

  61. 135 No Child Left Behind
    July 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm

  62. 137 No Child Left Behind
    July 27, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    What again??:

  63. 138 99ts
    July 27, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    What is their problem – throw them out

  64. 139 No Child Left Behind
    July 27, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    What can they get these people out???

  65. 140 sherijr
    July 27, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    what the hell is their problem? I can’t believe the rudeness. Why interrupt someone informing them of Trump’s BS? Who the freak are they supporting, Trump?

  66. July 27, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    what are they chanting….


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