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Vice President Biden Isn’t Going Anywhere And We Love It


138 Responses to “Vice President Biden Isn’t Going Anywhere And We Love It”


  1. February 1, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    God bless them. I am so pleased they are staying involved. I bet President Obama made a good donation to their foundation.

  2. February 1, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Reposted from previous thread:

    Need one more vote to defeat DeVos:

    Flake: 202-224-4521 or https://www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

    Heller: 202-224-6244 or https://www.heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

    Toomey: 202-224-4254 or https://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=contact

  3. February 1, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    • February 1, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Yep, the full letter is on Kate Purchase’s (Director of Communications for PM Trudeau) twitter timeline. I mentioned a few posts back that I found it interesting that although other news sources also jumped to the same conclusion about the shooter, the PM’s office only directed such a request to Fox. And I’m wondering if it is because they knew their request would be seen by far more people that way – and specifically by people who *need* to see it (Fox followers) as well? In any case, I truly hope that my PM comes out far stronger against ALL of tRump’s “policies” and not just this.

      • 5 pkayden
        February 1, 2017 at 5:55 pm

        Wow!! So proud of Canada for doing this. And good for Prime Minister Trudeau. Very proud of my Canadian roots.

    • 6 pkayden
      February 1, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      Fox News is not about telling the truth. It’s a propaganda machine designed to turn watchers into Republican sheeple.

  4. 7 JER
    February 1, 2017 at 2:58 pm

  5. 11 GGail
    February 1, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Did Booker just vote Yes on Tillerson?

  6. February 1, 2017 at 3:02 pm

  7. 16 JER
    February 1, 2017 at 3:03 pm

  8. 17 JER
    February 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm

  9. February 1, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    The Question of Legitimacy With Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    February 1, 2017 9:55 AM

    Last night Donald Trump nominated Federal Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. There are questions that can and should be raised about his history on the bench. But the overriding question is one of legitimacy. The NYT editorial board captured that in the title of their response: “Neil Gorsuch, the Nominee for a Stolen Seat.”

    It’s been almost a year since Senate Republicans took an empty Supreme Court seat hostage, discarding a constitutional duty that both parties have honored throughout American history and hobbling an entire branch of government for partisan gain…

    In normal times, Judge Gorsuch — a widely respected and, at 49, relatively young judge with a reliably conservative voting record — would be an obvious choice for a Republican president.

    These are not normal times.

    …………………….

    Let the record show that Republicans played political games with the Supreme Court and President Obama did not. They took an open seat hostage and are now pretending like that move was legitimate. Regardless of whether or not Gorsuch is qualified, a seat on the Court was stolen and that cannot go unanswered.

  10. February 1, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Incompetence Could Wound Trump More Than Anything Else
    by Steven Waldman
    February 1, 2017 11:26 AM

    We may want to believe that Trump’s violation of our “values” will turn Middle America against the President. But it’s worth remembering that the public soured on George W. Bush as much because of his handling of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans as the Iraq War. He started to look incompetent.

    Competence is supposed to be Trump’s strong suit, being as he is a never-quite-totally-bankrupt businessman. Yet he seems to be struggling with the managing-government thing.

    Corporate leaders often struggle in government, but we’re now seeing that Trump’s personality issues will directly affect his competence:

  11. 24 desertflower
    February 1, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Trying to call Sen. Flake on my lunch…mailbox is full. This should never be the case.

  12. 29 desertflower
    February 1, 2017 at 3:29 pm

  13. February 1, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Uh huh
    Uh huh

    Trump and Bannon Consider Expansion of the Southern Strategy Against Immigrants
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    February 1, 2017 1:43 PM

    ………………………………………..

    The Trump/Bannon White House is now contemplating two additional executive orders that would revive the Southern Strategy as a weapon of division against non-white immigrants.

    The Trump administration is considering a plan to weed out would-be immigrants who are likely to require public assistance, as well as to deport — when possible — immigrants already living in the United States who depend on taxpayer help, according to a draft executive order obtained by The Washington Post.

    A second draft order under consideration calls for a substantial shake-up in the system through which the United States administers immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, with the aim of tightly controlling who enters the country and who can enter the workforce, and reducing the social services burden on U.S. taxpayers…

    The administration has accused immigrants who end up receiving U.S. social services of eating up federal resources, and it has said that immigrant workers contribute to unemployment among workers who are U.S. citizens.

    These are yet two more executive orders that have Bannon’s fingerprints all over them. He is the one who thinks that non-white immigrants to this country pose a national crisis.

    The draft orders are not only maliciously hateful ways to divide people in this country, they are unapologetically based on lies. Let’s remember first of all that the reduction of Mexican immigrants coming into this country over the last few years is actually hurting small businesses (therefore, the economy) and secondly, immigrants are the life-blood of reinvigorating small town America in many places around the country. So it is impossible to base these claims on any actual data about how they would improve our economy. The only explanation is their appeal to white nationalism.

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  16. 33 Nena20409
    February 1, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    • 34 pkayden
      February 1, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      I’m so glad that I stopped watching NBC news programs and MSNBC after the election. Let them become Fox News lite without my support.

    • 35 Ann_T
      February 1, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Oh no. I hadn’t heard she was leaving. She was not on this morning. Al said she was off today. 😦 Friday night I heard that Kelly was coming to morning TV. Either 9am or 10am but regardless, the hour with Al & Tamron was getting cut. 😦 I watch the Today Show. I’m not happy with this move. NBC is becoming Fox News (light)

  17. 36 Nena20409
    February 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    • 37 Ann_T
      February 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      This is unbelievable. Both Donald Chump and Spicer don’t know a thing about Frederick Douglass. If they at least knew that he was an abolitionist, it may have dawned on him that he has long been dead. SMDH

  18. 38 sherijr
    February 1, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    okay, I admit to being forgetful about things, but I don’t recall that Garland ever got a hearing… why does Trump nominee get a hearing for SCOTUS?

  19. February 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Trump creates an EO that if your great great great great parents were slaves…then so are you

  20. February 1, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    i am no longer sure about McConnell but i hope this is true

  21. 52 No Child Left Behind
    February 1, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    • February 1, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Unfortunately, the map does not favor Democrats at all. Lots of Red States.
      33 Senate seats are up for election in 2018:

      8 GOP, 23 DEM, 2 Ind
      2 Democrats are running for re-election
      21 Democrats may seek re-election
      2 independents are running for re-election
      1 Republican is running for re-election
      7 Republicans may seek re-election

  22. February 1, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Media Alert:

    BET will have two offerings tonight.
    1. Mandela-starring Lawrence Fishburne
    2. New series about life at an HBCU-The Quad, starring Anika Noni Rose and Reuben Santiago-Hudson. Jasmine Guy is also in it 🙂

  23. 57 57andfemale
    February 1, 2017 at 5:16 pm

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  27. 62 GGail
    February 1, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Elizabeth is blasting Gorsuch right now. LOL!!

  28. February 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    • 67 sherijr
      February 1, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      supposedly he’s going to go “honor” the Navy Seal that was killed. According to the msn home page. Must have seen all the tweets wondering if he’d bothered to make a statement… my guess (because I’m becoming very cynical) is he heard the Seal voted for him.

      • 68 jacquelineoboomer
        February 1, 2017 at 7:51 pm

        The Navy Seal’s family asked that no photographs or cameras capture the arrival at Dover. Sounds more like none of them voted for him!

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  32. 73 susanne
    February 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Maybe you already saw this? The article includes a video clip of PBO and FLOTUS walking to the beach– beautiful!
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/president-obama-backwards-hat-vacation_us_5891f585e4b0c90eff01318f?mtp4j4hozjwi2j4i&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

  33. February 1, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Seriously ….

  34. 79 GGail
    February 1, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-unannounced-white-house-exit-234507

    Ivanka, just as we suspected…
    Trump, joined by his daughter Ivanka and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), flew by helicopter to the base for the arrival of the remains of Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, who was killed during a special operations raid targeting al Qaeda militants in Yemen over the weekend.rump personally approved the raid, the White House said

  35. 80 sherijr
    February 1, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I wonder if anyone will stop this man before we end up partnering with Putin and at war w/the world

  36. February 1, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    This is COOL!!

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  39. 84 desertflower
    February 1, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Damn regulations! I see where the Republicans say that its ok for coal companies to dump their toxic coal dust in the rivers and streams….gee….and possibly no healthcare to boot, coal country! Sucks to be you! This is what YOU voted for!

  40. 85 Nerdy Wonka
    February 1, 2017 at 6:56 pm

  41. February 1, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Interesting development……

  42. 95 desertflower
    February 1, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    More mess on Betsy. UNQUALIFIED.

    • 96 desertflower
      February 1, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      sorry.

      https://www.propublica.org/article/devos-education-nominees-code-words-for-creationism-offshoot-raise-concerns

      At a confirmation hearing earlier this month, Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s pick for education secretary, responded to a question about whether she would promote “junk science” by saying she supports science teaching that “allows students to exercise critical thinking.”

      This seemingly innocuous statement has raised alarms among science education advocates, and buoyed the hopes of conservative Christian groups that, if confirmed, DeVos may use her bully pulpit atop the U.S. Department of Education to undermine the teaching of evolution in public schools.

      DeVos and her family have poured millions of dollars into groups that champion intelligent design, the doctrine that the complexity of biological life can best be explained by the existence of a creator rather than by Darwinian evolution. Within this movement, “critical thinking” has become a code phrase to justify teaching of intelligent design.

      Fucking quack

  43. 97 globalcitizenlinda
    February 1, 2017 at 7:06 pm

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  46. 102 Nerdy Wonka
    February 1, 2017 at 7:26 pm

  47. February 1, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    LOL

  48. 108 jacquelineoboomer
    February 1, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Was just coming on here to share that I heard on CNN that the family of the U.S. Navy Seal, whose body was being brought into Dover this evening, had requested no photographs or cameras. Was going to post “Thank God,” because that scumbag in the White House and the scumbag’s daughter had gone out to meet the plane. All day I’ve been thinking that I couldn’t bear to see anybody but President Obama respectfully be on hand at Dover, as he had done too many times in the past.

    So, I thought we had dodged a bullet, but then I look up and – just before muting CNN – heard the scumbag start to make note of where he’d been tonight. HOW WILL WE EVER GET THROUGH THESE UPCOMING DAYS AND WEEKS AND MONTHS AND YEARS? T-rump needs to go.

  49. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    February 1, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Nerdy – You just helped to cheer me up from “reality” – thanks for highlighting our Joey and Jill in this post! ❤

  50. 114 desertflower
    February 1, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Bobfr:) You got right to the heart of the matter…man care only for himself and his cashflow…. cut off his cashflow….and the walls will come tumbling down….he never wanted to actually BE President and do hard work! Boycott his businesses

  51. 115 JER
    February 1, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Trump threatens to send troops to Mexico to stop “bad hombres” in phone call with Mexican president. http://nydn.us/2kiVHPZ

  52. 116 JER
    February 1, 2017 at 8:04 pm

  53. 117 desertflower
    February 1, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Look at them plotting disaster.

  54. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    February 1, 2017 at 8:05 pm

  55. 120 desertflower
    February 1, 2017 at 8:06 pm

  56. February 1, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Report: In a ‘humiliating’ and ‘threatening’ tone, Trump lambasted Mexico’s president during a phone call

    Christopher Woody

    6h 165,978

    During a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday, US President Donald Trump disparaged Mexico and threatened to use military force against the drug trade, according to Dolia Estevez, a journalist based in Washington, DC.

    In an interview with the Mexican news outlet Aristegui Noticias, Estevez, who cited sources on both sides of the call, said, “It was a very offensive conversation where Trump humiliated Peña Nieto.”

    ………………………………………

    “I don’t need the Mexicans. I don’t need Mexico,” Trump reportedly told the Mexican president. “We are going to build the wall and you all are going to pay for it, like it or not.”

    Trump hinted that the US would force Mexico to fund the wall with a 10% tax on Mexican exports “and of 35% on those exports that hurt Mexico the most,” Estevez wrote in Proyecto Puente.

    Before the call, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump was considering a tax on imports from Mexico to pay for the wall.

  57. February 1, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Please keep up your support of Perez. We need him now more than ever.

    • 126 COS
      February 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      I am definitely for Perez. I think Keith Ellison will be to divisive and cater to much to Bernie Sanders. I like Perez’s record.

  58. 127 No Child Left Behind
    February 1, 2017 at 8:17 pm

  59. 128 No Child Left Behind
    February 1, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    • 129 sherijr
      February 1, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      can you imagine the horror Muslim families across this country are feeling? I hate this man and all his horrific people.

  60. 130 jacquelineoboomer
    February 1, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Somebody should call the White House and say they’re Frederick Douglass and see if they get through to Trump. He’ll probably take the call. OMFG.

  61. 131 CEB
    February 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Jerry Falwell, Jr. to head an educational reform task force according to an article from Reuters. The flat earth, creationists ready to dumb our schools down even more. The Deplorable One and the billionaires on his staff will not have to suffer from any of the heinous things that they are doing. Elections have grave consequences and those who are already marginalized will suffer the most.

  62. February 1, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    HUMOR BREAK from the rogue National Parks……

  63. February 1, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    OH, YES WE CANNNNNNNNNN


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