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Obama Reacts To Reporter’s Questions

Oh, wait – that was the wrong clip. Try this one:

That wasn’t it either.  Well, I can’t find an embeddable version, so here’s Politico’s version of what he said:

President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the White House press corps Thursday night, but got agitated when he was faced with a substantive question.

Asked how he could reconcile a strict ban on lobbyists in his administration with a deputy defense secretary nominee who lobbied for Raytheon, Obama interrupted with a knowing smile on his face.

“Ahh, see,” he said, “I came down here to visit. See this is what happens. I can’t end up visiting with you guys and shaking hands if I’m going to get grilled every time I come down here.”

Pressed further by the Politico reporter about his Pentagon nominee, William J. Lynn III, Obama turned more serious, putting his hand on the reporter’s shoulder and staring him in the eye.

“Alright, come on” he said, with obvious irritation in his voice. “We will be having a press conference at which time you can feel free to [ask] questions. Right now, I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself to you guys – that’s all I was trying to do.”

I think I finally found it:

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291 Responses

  1. Like I said earlier regarding this matter, Obama and his relationship with the MSM is:

    co·de·pen·dent
    Pronunciation:
    \-dənt\
    Function:
    adjective

    1. a popular psychology concept popularized by Twelve-Step program advocates.

    2. A “codependent” can be loosely defined as someone who exhibits too much, and often inappropriate, caring for persons who depend on him or her.

    A “codependent” is one side of a relationship between mutually needy people. The dependent, or obviously needy party(s) may have emotional, physical, financial difficulties, or addictions they seemingly are unable to surmount. The “codependent” party exhibits behavior which controls, makes excuses for, pities, and takes other actions to perpetuate the obviously needy party’s condition, because of their desire to be needed and fear of doing anything that would change the relationship.

  2. He’s just not that into them

  3. I get the impression that he walks around allowing the public to be able to “just look at me”.

  4. Is this getting any play on the MSM? I mean, this man is the President of the United States. Is this behavior appropriate for a man in his position? Does he think he’s going to do this to Putin? Boehner? Who exactly is he going to physically grab and yell at?

    On a more amusing side, watch this about the Obamas’ sex life:

  5. no thanks DYB, I just ate

  6. afrocity> It’s hilarious! And just a little bit bracing.

  7. I have the video up on my site Myq.

    reddragon62.blogspot.com/

    I can get you the code if you need it.

  8. “Why can’t I just eat my waffles?”

    Because you are running for f*cking President of the United States, mofo!

    “Why can’t I just come say ‘Hi’?”

    Because you are the f*cking President of the United States, mofo!

    Too stupid for the job then, too stupid for the job now.

  9. Hahahaha…I love it when you are snarky Angie!

    What the hell did he think was going to happen? Did he really expect the media to lay down and not do their jobs?

    Oh crap…my bad…Thats exactly what they did!

  10. On a more amusing side, watch this about the Obamas’ sex life

    I would rather watch my grandparents getting their groove on.

  11. The thing is that the press has been doing this dance with him for ages! Remember when he went trick or treating – he was pissed off the press was following him – a candidate for the Presidency! He was annoyed they followed him to his vacation. He really thinks that he should be able to turn this press thing on and off at will. And sadly – that’s exactly how they press is acting. He say come, and they come running. He shoos them away, and they hang their heads and go away grumbling.

  12. I’m in moderation at 8:08 and the Oborgs are telling me about BO and MO’s fisting! Please make it stop!!!!

  13. This was the next line of the Politico article:

    The president was quickly saved by a cameraman in the room who called out: “I’d like to say it one more time: ‘Mr. President.’ ”

    I’m suprised he could say that with his mouth full.

  14. This cameraman should be fired. It is not the job of the cameraman to be butting his or her nose into a chat between a reporter and the subject of the interview.

  15. I saw that first vid when it first came out last winter.
    To me it said “this is a nasty guy”.
    That charming smily faced guy – total fake.

  16. What angie said!

    Now poor Barak can eat his waffles in peace without working his brain to answer questions on foreign policy — He’s got Hillary to do the work. (Thanks be to all the deities and guardian spirits.)

  17. The press are just like those poor Obots in the Tunnel of Doom. It’s never, ever, ever, Barack’s fault.

  18. I have a song that reflects what the love the media has for Obama.

    May I share?

  19. I guess he didn’t want to upset Rev. Rick-roll

    “President Barack Obama has signed an executive order ending the ban on federal funds for international groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option…

    …Obama signed it quietly, without coverage by the media, late on Friday afternoon, a contrast to the midday signings with fanfare of executive orders on other subjects earlier in the week.”

  20. I wonder if that camera man sings this to a picture of Obama?

    Seems appropriate does it not?…LOL

  21. This is day three on the job and he is already getting pissy….Obama has a thin skin and no psychological endurance….when things really start hitting the fan, he will really loose it.

  22. Its obvious that he’s going to get overwhelmed by the demands of the office.

    C’mon, the man never had a full-time job till he entered the US Senate and even that is debatable considering his long absences. A Governor is at least dealing with budgets and cantekerous state legislatures and has to reckon with the scrutiny and pressure along with the perks of the office. But he doesn’t even have that. For him, this is like a dream – he wants the perks, the salutes and adulation but when it comes to being tough and resolute, he’ll throw a fit. Just like how he taunted the GOP with the “I won ‘ (translation : you better agree to what I want) remark when discussing the stimulus package today.

  23. Great, three straight men’s posts in a row. That’ll show afrocity!

  24. deetee, you got in the way.

  25. The press’ theme song!

    “I’m your puppet!”

  26. This post made me hungry for waffles!

  27. SHV:

    Obama always had a thin skin when it came to someone questioning him.

  28. angie used the f word four times in one post. didn’t know that was allowed.

  29. So I’m straight and I’m a man – so how did I get in the way ? 🙂

  30. Here’s the one where Obama thought it was a big deal that he actually answered “like 8 questions.”

    He’s like a spoiled child.

  31. deetee, prove it! prove that you’re a man, gay or straight. i’m solid on myiq and SHV.

  32. BB, I remember that day.

  33. LOL
    BTW:
    In one of the NY papers ?Newsday or Daily News there was a full page photo of him with his “middle finger” resting on the counter. It must have been Daily News.

  34. 8 questions and his brain gets tired.

  35. One of my favorite Correntians is throwing a hissy fit cuz CK didn’t get her dream job.

  36. He’s like a spoiled child.

    He IS a spoiled child

  37. (here lurking)

  38. Funniest line of the evening, “Look Colonel Bat Guano, if that really is your name” !! (laughing)

  39. (whispering) sarah?

  40. Hi Afrocity!!!!

  41. KB:

    Her brother – WATB BIO

  42. myiq,

    BIO is one of your favorites? Or was that snark?

  43. Obama pissed off the Pope today.
    I guess I have to give him SOME cred.
    ok, thats enough.

  44. here’s one I believe the media love to sing when addressing Obama:

  45. Imagine what would have happened to the country if she had been appointed? With her solid stances supporting a woman’s right to choose, equal rights for all including gay marriage, and familial commitment to economic fairness, plus her connections across the highest levels of government through which she could influence others in the same direction, not to mention the sympathy she would have been able to use to drive programs espoused by her Uncle Ted and Uncle Robert and Uncle Sarge, and worst of all her close personal connection to that nasty, nasty new President who would have bent over backwards to give her whatever she wanted, she would have been nothing but a horror for True Progressives.

    Last time I checked he was from California, like me.

  46. While I was over there I noticed that picture of Michelle’s dress on Sarah’s blog. Sarah really likes it.

  47. PumainSeattle, my brain got tired tonight just listening to my wife, who by the way is from Seattle, lecture me on the correct use of the term “karma”. Apparently, the core meaning of the term is “action” and not “reaction”, or something like that… I just nodded the way I always do when I’m confused.

  48. (Shaking my head) There is no accounting for taste.

  49. BIO – Sarah – Mandos

    The trifecta of asshattery

  50. Sorry, but, you know, it’s kind of hard to influence others, you know, when you can’t, you know, complete a you know sentence without saying “you know” multiple times.

  51. Sarah did a post on the other Sarah’s shoes.

  52. Has Campbell Brown turned in her Obama knee-pads. Three days on the job and Campbell is getting snarky:

    ” You see, what happened is, there is this former lobbyist for a big defense contractor called Raytheon. His name is William Lynn.

    President Obama wants him to be deputy defense secretary. So, the Obama administration wants a waiver to its own rule.

    That basically means they are saying, we will mostly put tough new restrictions on lobbyists, except when we won’t.

    Really? Is this how it is going to be?

    Please, please don’t make us all any more cynical than we already are, Mr. President.

    If you have no intention of abiding by your new rules, then don’t make new rules. That would be “actual” transparency.

  53. myiq,

    I remember that post.

  54. Jeebus..spammy ate my post

  55. I remember THAT too, MyIQ — it was a particularly bizarre thing when she posted the photos of the shoes she (sarah) likes. They looked like hideous torture devices to me.

  56. Don’t tell Jeebus, tell us

  57. SHV, wow — she really said all that?

  58. Hi gang — funniest ROFLMAO remark —

    myiq2xu, on January 23rd, 2009 at 8:10 pm Said:

    This was the next line of the Politico article:

    The president was quickly saved by a cameraman in the room who called out: “I’d like to say it one more time: ‘Mr. President.’ ”

    I’m suprised he could say that with his mouth full.

  59. katiebird, on January 23rd, 2009 at 9:23 pm Said:

    SHV, wow — she really said all that?
    ***********
    Sorry..he is the link:
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/23/campbell.brown.lobbyists/index.html

  60. SHV, I wonder what’s happening? (I’m off to follow the link)

  61. SHV, who do you think is better…Campbell Brown or Tina Brown. Better as in, you’d be cool having coffee at Starbucks with her.

  62. See deetee, it’s not so easy..

  63. Here’s BIO’s sister’s rationalization of the quiet reversal of the mexico City policy:

    I think he meant that bit about supporting a woman’s right to choose.
    Heaven knows kicking up this fight again wouldn’t substantially advance progressive policies, when signing without fanfare would both get the job done and dodge the pie-throwing.
    Just MHO, of course. I’ll take the “work done” over the “flashy PR” any day.

  64. Pissant: A pissant, also seen as piss-ant and piss ant, is one or the other of two specific types of ant. … The name pissant arises from the urine-like odor produced by their nesting material—needles and straw from pine trees—and the formic acid that constitutes their venom. … In the United States, pissant is an epithet for an inconsequential, irrelevant, or worthless person, especially one who is irritating or contemptible out of proportion to his or her significance.

    BigO is a Big Pissant. Would someone please step on him? Now?

  65. Campbell Brown or Tina Brown

    Jackie Brown

  66. Wow. That whole thing was a quote. Snark, the purest snark. How weird.

  67. It is important to keep in mind that Campbell Brown is married to Dan Senor, neocon.

  68. SHV, could I edit your comment to put the quote in a blockquote?

  69. OT – Yesterday it was 64 degrees outside. Now it’s 19 degrees and there’s an inch of snow on the ground. I hate this!

  70. Hi BB!

  71. katiebird — only 20 onion snows to go!

  72. Ants? What ants. I got kicked off one site during the primaries because I suggested it should take care of its RASH, Republican Ants trying to Sabotage Hillary. Got dropped by a lead weight.

  73. katiebird, on January 23rd, 2009 at 9:33 pm Said:

    SHV, could I edit your comment to put the quote in a blockquote?
    *********
    Sure

  74. angie at 8:04pm

    ROFLMAO!! you’re the queen of “kaPow!”

  75. like a lead weight. i will try proofing better.

  76. But it might me an indication that if Bambi craps on the press when they are trying to do their job, they will push back.

  77. Campbell’s Poop

    All bull, so biased.

  78. Corrente Sarah must have had a vulcan mind-meld going with Jeralyn over Sarah P.

  79. SHV — I’m thinking Campbell just likes attention.

  80. and here are some NYC tabloids today – yeah, I got out late
    http://edgeoforever.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/nyc-tabloids-today/

  81. Angie? (gripping head and moaning)

  82. Probably not…they’re so used to it.

  83. Campbell was actually ok during the faith debate imo. All poop since then.

    Myiq, what language are you speaking..

  84. If I never hear the name Caroline Kennedy again it won’t be too soon.

  85. How do you block quote

  86. uh oh KB — need an Advil or two? 🙂

  87. afrocity — I’ll email it to you

  88. Uppity –

    this is cathartic. Go to this site, and play as obama – you move him close to Hillary and she smacks the piss out of him. The point spread is so far in obama’s favor that I think the young Obots were doing this as well (in reverse)

    http://www.miniclip.com/games/street-fight/en/

  89. afrocity — you’ve got mail!

  90. kb — I’m back! I left for a while — but I’m here — sorry. What’s up?

  91. Pat…don’t worry…she went back to being Caroline Shlossberg

  92. SOD, (sigh) Noooo. Thanks for asking though.

  93. Hi Angie! I think it’s cuz I called you the “queen of KaPow!” re: your 8:04 post

  94. Angie, Does the number 25 mean anything to you? (laughing hysterically)

  95. KB:

    The spam filter is still leaking into the sewer – We’re gonna get fined by the EPA it keeps up.

  96. Yikes! MyIQ, I’m sorry…. I don’t know what to do. I guess my test failed.

  97. Hi SOD! I haven’t seen you lately. Did you ever remember that word you were looking for?

  98. Not to get too serious, but seriously, I never got the fuss about being able to see Russia. Russians have ICBMs stationed all around Vladivostok. North Korea, when they have enough purified enough fissile material, will have capability of reaching the US, in Alaska. One of the first hand to hand battles fought against the Japanese during WWII was in Alaska, the only instance on American soil. Take issue with policies if you want, but learn your geography.

  99. you’ve got mail. you’ve got mail. Like AOL around here.

  100. O/T but I just read a fabulous book today: The Reader. The movie stars Kate Winslet who has been nominated for an Academy Award.

    The book was excellent and I can see her in the part. Finished Revolution Road this past week and could also see her in that role as well.

    Enough of my daytime reading. Back to The Confluence.

  101. KB — LOL! Sorry, you can ignore it — it isn’t a chain thing! Nothing bad will happen to you if you don’t!

  102. Angie, Oh good. It sounds fun but I’ve only got 25 friends all together and some of them aren’t really friends at all (like Jake Tapper, why is he a friend????) So, I think I’ll wait until I’ve got 25 actual friends….

  103. Fredster, on January 23rd, 2009 at 9:58 pm Said:

    DYB, on January 23rd, 2009 at 7:40 pm Said:

    I’ll try again…somebody’s eating my posts…

    Awww geez..did you really have to do that D?

    I’m imagining it’s her with the long (and not opera) gloves on.

  104. Revolutionary Road, fabulous. Depressing, yet fabulous, specially Winslet. And that guy who plays the crazy guy, who got a best supporting nomination. Leo, not so much.

  105. You can send it to me KB.

  106. Re: that moron on Corrente that is so upset about CK — picture this instead: Paterson appoints a woman with solid stances supporting a woman’s right to choose, equal rights for all including gay marriage, and familial commitment to economic fairness, who has actually held a f*cking job, the last 2 years being in the US House of Reps., a position she won by being elected by the people of NY. ‘Cause that is exactly WHO Paterson appointed in Gillibrand.

  107. kb — it is not tagging 25 people, it is just writing 25 facts about yourself in your “notes” section to share with those who are friends. But you still don’t have to do it. LOL

  108. What was the question to Obama in the first video? There was so much noise in the background I can’t hear what it’s all about.

  109. Yes BB — it was “intuitively APPEALING” such a simple word I just couldn’t remember.

    I was writing a paper comparing theories of personality and I wanted to comment that one was more “intuitively appealing” for blah blah blah…(you get it…)

  110. bb — I forgot you were on facebook — I’m tagging you too — it is not a “forward to 25 people thing” it is only “write 25 random things about yourself in notes” thing — you don’t have to “tag” anyone else at all!

  111. Ahhhhhh (watching my excuses evaporate) OK. I can do it. I can…..

  112. BB’s ON facebook???? Can we be friends?

  113. Angie,

    I joined Facebook, but I don’t have a page. I don’t know how to do anything Facebook-oriented.

  114. katiebird, don’t know about 25, but I learned what 35 means the other day, if anyone’s interested, or knows…racy, but R racy, not X..

  115. If you guys explain to me how to do stuff on Facebook, I’ll do it. I just joined so I could look at Jon Favreau’s page.

  116. bb — what a minute — are you on facebook?

    Again — kb — it is fun only, NOT a chain letter or anything — just ignore it if you want. No jinx at the end or anything like that.

  117. bb — look me up on facebook & ask to be my friend — katiebird has my name/link etc.

  118. I think I’ll wait until I’ve got 25 actual friends….

    Sissy, do you think this is a family problem? Being friendless?

  119. Joaniebone! Howzitgoing?

  120. Angie,

    What does it mean to be “on facebook?” I signed up in my real name, I think. I’ll have to check.

  121. actually, i think i have more than that many friends here.

    and a new one–three wickets, who is obviously a new confluence addict.–clearly, he fell in love AFTER the “yo pee-pee so small” jokes.

  122. SOD!!! Hottie-hoo!

  123. bb — log in & you will have a page (even if you don’t know it) it will just be blank. go in search & look up my name (my real name) hit “be friends” & I will confirm you as a friend. Katie bird will do the same — you can find katie bird first & once you are friends with her, you will be able to find me under her friends to “tag” to ask me to confirm. that way we can access each other pages to write notes, etc.

  124. joanie — I know what you mean about the “friends” things — on facebook I have 71 friends & I always think “wow, that is about 70 more than I have IRL!” LOL

  125. After all, B0 did deign to go downstairs to the press corpse. He does a lot of deigning, deign this, deign this. It’s no wonder he gets irritable deigning all the peasants.

    I guess his remarks about Rush and “I won” endear him to the Obots, but I have to wonder about the long distance running of a man who likes to piss off the 56 million who voted for McCain + the ones who stayed home. Obama is so tweeny, maturity wise. I

  126. BB, I just sent you a friend request (I hope….)

    Hi Joanie!

  127. Ha! that was great fun!

  128. 71!

    Lord god allmighty! I limit my friends to the # of fingers and toes.

  129. Three Wickets, on January 23rd, 2009 at 9:30 pm Said:
    See deetee, it’s not so easy..

    No, it’s not TW, but trust me, I do know that much !

  130. Hi Sissy!

    SOD, I kept a compilation of the jokes. My kids loved them. Now I carry the coolest mom at school award of 2008.

  131. Awww….I have a facebook page. May I have some friends from here?

    (checking intermittently since BSG is on right now)

  132. joanie — like I said, don’t be impressed — those are “facebook” friends — actually, it started because one girl from High School (who has obviously kept up with everyone from high school) found me & I found a lot of friends from high school that way most of whom I really haven’t seen for years. It is kind of fun though to be back in touch with them after all this time.

  133. OK, thanks Angie and KB. I’ll figure out the facebook stuff tomorrow. I’m kind of wiped out at the moment and can’t think that clearly.

  134. fredster — email me your name on facebook @ my junk email address & I will friend you.

    angel41269@aol.com

  135. Fredster,

    What was the name of that TV show that took place in NO and had all the voodoo stuff in it? Didn’t we talk about it once here?

  136. and btw — don’t need to worry about deleting my post kb if you don’t want to — I’m getting rid of my aol account soon.

  137. Fredster, I’m deleting my comment. But, you can find me through Angie.

  138. angienc2, on January 23rd, 2009 at 10:09 pm Said:

    bb — look me up on facebook & ask to be my friend — katiebird has my name/link etc.
    ************
    I quit facebook ~ a year ago when they announced that they were going to sell members info.

  139. Back. Had to go smack some troll silly over at HB.

    Joaniebone, no that was just dumb luck landing on you guys at that particular juncture. But thanks regardless for being the only one here who believes I’m a man. You and deetee, maybe..

  140. SHV, they do? To who?

  141. I’m on Facebook, too. Can I friend you guys?

  142. Guys, I need to stop working so much and have more fun (sex?). ( please katie–don’t let me scare you away…..)

    I feel so tired and 30 years older than I am.

    I was wearing a drop-dead vintage coat (more on this, afrocity), and someone complimented. I said, it’s from the early sixties! And the f-head said, “Did you save it from high-school?”

    Slinking off to bed now…………..

  143. SHV — what info & too whom? I don’t have that much info on there — just that stupid “real” aol account that I’m getting rid of soon & some pet & vacation pics.

  144. Guys, I need to stop working so much and have more fun (sex?). ( please katie–don’t let me scare you away…..)

    I feel so tired and 30 years older than I am.

    I was wearing a drop-dead vintage coat (more on this, afrocity), and someone complimented. I said, it’s from the early sixties! And the f-head said, “Did you save it from high-school?”

    Slinking off to bed now…………..

  145. I quit facebook ~ a year ago when they announced that they were going to sell members info.

    ———-

    They’ll be doing a lot more than that now..

  146. joanie — F*ck that a–hole who said that to you! He probably voted for Obama — that should tell you how credible he is!

  147. brit girl — sure– email me on my junk email account above & I will send you my real name so you can search for me, or email me your real name & I will search for you!

  148. I think he was deranged. At least that is what I tell myself. Truth is, I am TIRED.

  149. Oh, Joanie — Get some rest — Even I wasn’t in high school in the 60’s. Wait. Yes I was. (oh, dear)

  150. Fredster & britgirl — tell me when you email me because I never check that account unless it is for a specific purpose (like now)

  151. Angie I emailed you.

    BB: was it Frank’s Place we were talking about?

  152. And then look for a “Catharine” among Angie’s (71!!) friends. I’ll be your friend.

  153. Night guys–(peeling of the seal on the retin A……)

  154. angienc2, on January 23rd, 2009 at 10:25 pm Said:

    SHV — what info & too whom? I don’t have that much info on there — just that stupid “real” aol account that I’m getting rid of soon & some pet & vacation pics.
    **********
    When the “sell your info” came out, I think there was a big sh*t storm and the idea was dropped. I was on the FDL group for awhile but I think I am too old to get the attraction of MySpace or facebook.

  155. KB: I got Angie’s info and emailed. If you want, delete.

  156. SoD> Did anyone on CNN correct him that Palin never said that she could see Russian from her house? That it was Tina Fey? I’m sure I already know the answer…

    AM New York mentioned Caroline’s marriage problems on its front page?! Wow – this story of her affair with the NYTimes publisher must be true then! I thought it was just snarky bloggers, but if they put it on the front page of their edition – fasten your seatbelts!

  157. Fredster — check your mail.

  158. katiebird, on January 23rd, 2009 at 10:27 pm Said:

    Oh, Joanie — Get some rest — Even I wasn’t in high school in the 60’s. Wait. Yes I was. (oh, dear)
    ********
    Ummmm….(turning red) uhhhh..’60’s College???

  159. I just signed up for it so I could go in and read the Purple Tunnel people’s posts. 😀

    Commercial over now, back to BSG.

  160. night joanie — don’t let the bastards get you down!!

  161. SHV, I think I’m fading…. Did I say something silly?

  162. DYB — hahahahaha!! CNN correct a fake anti-Palin slam??? hahahahahaha!! 🙂

  163. Fredster,

    Yes, Frank’s Place. Thank you. I was telling someone about that show tonight and I couldn’t recall the name. That was such a great show. Of course they cancelled it. It was too good.

  164. Joaniebone,

    Even I wasn’t in high school until the mid-sixies. That person is an utter moron.

  165. katiebird, on January 23rd, 2009 at 10:37 pm Said:

    SHV, I think I’m fading…. Did I say something silly?
    *************
    No..If you were in High School in the ’60’s, you’re still a “kid”…Try High School in the ’50’s.

  166. SHV, I meant it in the context of being Joanie’s Oldest Sister. I didn’t mean it as an ageist statement.

  167. I just signed up for it , i.e. Facebook.

  168. I’m hungry for waffles…

  169. Angie, couldn’t believe that about the three L.F’s! 😀

  170. katiebird, on January 23rd, 2009 at 10:43 pm Said:

    SHV, I meant it in the context of being Joanie’s Oldest Sister. I didn’t mean it as an ageist statement
    **********
    Relax..I am just having fun..

  171. Whew! I was worried!

  172. Ok — I’ve confirmed Fredster & britgirls — y’all can find katie bird & micki by scrolling through my 73 friends! LOL

  173. <—feeling like the pimply kid in class. I’m on Face book too. **sniff* lol

  174. Found you KB and Angie!!

  175. katiebird, on January 23rd, 2009 at 10:57 pm Said:

    Whew! I was worried!
    ***********
    *g*

  176. myiq2xu, on January 23rd, 2009 at 9:30 pm Said:

    Here’s BIO’s sister’s rationalization of the quiet reversal of the mexico City policy:

    I think he meant that bit about supporting a woman’s right to choose.
    Heaven knows kicking up this fight again wouldn’t substantially advance progressive policies, when signing without fanfare would both get the job done and dodge the pie-throwing.
    Just MHO, of course. I’ll take the “work done” over the “flashy PR” any day.

    I saw that. I still can not figure out my account there, otherwise I would have responded. Sarah is quickly drinking the koolaid. What better way then to send a message to the women in this country and around the world that he supports their rights? These people have lost their minds. At least it’s been lifted as any Dem president would have done.

  177. Reddragon — Please search for my email (above), I’ll be your friend!

  178. Fredster — no kidding — but there is more than one of “me” too –but different middle names & not same city — which is why it is helpful to have a city IF you want people to find you.

    and talking about people with the same names — there is another woman in Charlotte with the same first & last name as me (but her middle name is different). I discovered it when I was looking through the court calendar & I saw my name being SUED by Citibank for not paying a credit card! I freaked out (I don’t have ANY credit cards) until I saw the middle name (and I called and confirmed with Citibank’s attorney that it was not me — and I went & pulled the file at the court to confirm it too!) LOL

  179. Thanks Katie..I just signed up yesterday and was wondering how this worked

  180. I’m in moderation — please free me — I have no idea what I said!

  181. Wow, BSG was good tonight and looks even better for next week!

    (sigh) I just signed up for Facebook to read the purple ticket people things. Now…I may have to do something with it!

    Can we create a group or something on there? Are there chatrooms?

  182. Fredster — yes you can, but why? we have TC!!

  183. when i got my prize appointment, i was on cloud nine about two weeks and then the truth set in. dang i am now responsible. it was an eye opener. obama is going to find out what being president is really about rather than the foggy notion he has.

    the reporters aren’t going to be nice forever. they are a fickle bunch. and public opinon, just as quick to turn and turn it will. welcome to real world mr obama.

  184. Reddragon — find my junk email above, email me & I will be your friend — BUT you have to tell me after you email me because I don’t go on that email ever.

  185. Masslib, I think she’s been bathing in Koolaid since early summer…..

  186. Absof###inglutely. Hope that’s an appropriate use of the term Angie..

  187. 3 Wickets the use of the f word or any derivative thereof is always appropriate, imo.

  188. Okay Angie

  189. angienc2, on January 23rd, 2009 at 11:03 pm Said:

    Fredster — yes you can, but why? we have TC!!

    Sometimes chat rooms are nice. The spontaneity of the comments, instead of having to type, submit and read.

    Angie, you said “C*t*bank! That a curse word for anyone!

  190. I never curse on here. I am always squeaky clean

  191. RedDragon, I sent you an invitation and I think Angie and Fredster will get something too.

  192. For the record, I so LOVED those shoes, torture device or not.

    Oh I’m back, did you all miss me 😛

  193. Be back in a bit. It’s time to medicate Margaret (the momster).

    also, the dawg gets her thyroid pill for the night too.

    Yes, I’m the local pill pusher!!

  194. Already confirmed it Katie…Thanks for the invite

  195. Parsons, the former head of Time Warner, parent to CNN, silent shaper of the news, has now gone over to be Chair of C*t*bank. Another one, who thought he’d get a cabinet post. Or maybe he did get a cabinet post, as head of the national “bad assets” bank. I see how that worked..

  196. RedDragon: are you listed as RedDragon62?

  197. RedDragon, I love your photos!

  198. Is Facebook still calling breastbfeeding obscene? Are they still allowing pics of guys simulating molesting women? If so then I’m still boycotting.

  199. Hey Lawn Guyland CWaltz.

  200. Man, this thread is getting heavy, even for my wicked powerful server.

  201. OMFG! I just saw a pedigree dog food ad on tv that said “with the guy who runs the country getting one [a dog] for his daughters” {rolls eyes}

    Let me tell you something — as an animal lover, it is obvious to me that the Obamas do not WANT a dog — they are only getting one because that is what the President is “supposed” to do — have a dog — and Obama is ALL about appearances. If they wanted a dog, they would have a dog — it certainly would not take 6 months to *decide* what kind of dog they wanted. Don’t take a dog into your home unless you really, really want that dog. And remember when Obama made a big deal about getting a “mutt like [him]” from the shelter? Yeah, well — that is out the window — the choice now is between two “fad” dogs — a Portugese Water Hound (beaucoup bucks) or a Labradoodle (a “designer” hybrid between a Lab & a Poodle). I feel so sorry for whatever dog they get.

  202. Well..I guess Rac*st Bill did something right:

    “Asked if there was a goal number of GOP votes that would help make a vote on the stimulus look bipartisan, Clyburn offered a telling comparison.

    “I would love for it to be bipartisan, but I’ll remind you that in 1993, President Clinton passed a package without a single Republican vote,” Clyburn said, referring to Clinton’s economic proposals. “It passed in the House by two votes, in the Senate by one vote, but a lot of people say it had the biggest and best growth in the economy that we have ever had and that was done without a single Republican vote…. Because it’s bipartisan doesn’t mean it will be successful. That’s all I’m saying.”

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/01/23/clyburn_pooh-poohs_bipartisans.html?hpid=topnews

  203. Clyburn found something nice to say about a Clinton? Hey Clyburn, STFU!

  204. I thought they’d settled on the Cockapoo..

  205. FYI to Mod. That’s a name of a dog. Just ask Angie.

  206. “Let me tell you something — as an animal lover, it is obvious to me that the Obamas do not WANT a dog — they are only getting one because that is what the President is “supposed” to do”
    ***********
    Well there was the “First Cat”…I had a picture of Socks hung over my ex-cat’s food bowl. (BTW, socks is living with Betty Curry in So. MD)

  207. Yeah, what DYB said..

  208. Three Wickets, I’m sorry — Our Spam Filter did catch your comment.

  209. SHV, they can’t have a cat because the “First Rat” Obama will not get along with it. They can have a “First Rabbit” all that arugula will keep it fed.

  210. afrocity, on January 23rd, 2009 at 11:30 pm Said:

    SHV, they can’t have a cat because the “First Rat” Obama will not get along with it. They can have a “First Rabbit” all that arugula will keep it fed.
    *************
    You are right..cats are much more selective about who they will allow to be their pet human.

  211. Arggh. Even if I only read this blog alone, all day, I can’t keep up. How do you do it?

  212. SOD, really funny. That’s such of rip off of the Aibo dog, who I believe Sony stopped selling last year. Good to see Aibo moved on.

  213. Can we not have a cat versus dog throw down, just now. We’ll be here for hours.

  214. my eyes…my ears….my head…it’s burning!!!

  215. SOD — that dog in the picture is perfect!

    3 Wickets — I believe that Obama (the manly man) told Barbara Walters that a c*ckapo* is too “girly” (and yes that is a real dog – mix between a c*ckerspaniel & a poodle). Thank god Michelle had the decency to be embarrassed by his a$$hatness and tried to save him from himself by saying “that is what you have in your home — 3 girls.” {rolls eyes}

    The Labradoodle is a Lab & Standard poodle mix.

  216. threewickets I love my cats and my dogs equally

  217. Whaa…??

  218. I hope he likes waking up to this licking his face.

  219. I love my dogs & cats equally too –but cats are much, much easier to care for.

  220. SOD — LMAO!! But the jokes on you — those are exactly what Obots look like.

  221. angie — y’know, you’re right!

    Here’s a girlfriend doggie…they should get two! Meet “lulu”

  222. Whaa was for SOD.

    Well, our 10 month old puppy is a C*ckapo* named Haylee, cause she’s the color of hay, and cause that’s what we called her for the first week “Hey” before settling on her name. And she really really wants to go pee right now, so be back in a couple..

  223. state … OMG! What was that thing? Is it from a horror movie?

    I’m scared!

  224. SOD, did the commentator mean “fist bumping”?? I thought “fisting” was (sort of) a sex act.

  225. wickets..that youtube video is waaaaaay at the top of the thread.

    It dredges up really horrific visuals…uck!

  226. sod — lulu is the name I gave my shotgun! LOL

  227. kb — probably — 😯

  228. katiebird, on January 23rd, 2009 at 11:46 pm Said:

    SOD, did the commentator mean “fist bumping”?? I thought “fisting” was (sort of) a sex act.
    ***********
    Maybe the “Pampers” nickname is based on fact.

  229. Yes, the poor woman meant fist bumping … but you can hear someone stifle a laugh. The crew must’ve been wetting themselves.

  230. Brit — that is a Hairless Chinese Crested (yes, that is a breed of dog)– he is a very old one who is (obviously) blind.

  231. SHV — OMG — stop!!!! I can’t handle the mental visuals anymore!!! 😉

  232. Brit — btw, I say obviously blind in that you can see the cataracts (which is why his eyes are so weird looking)

  233. angie — he was blind. I remember when he won the ugliest dog contest — he was all over the TV.

    He died a year or so ago. Damn thing looked like the living dead anyway!

  234. That dog looks like an extra from Pet Semetary.

  235. KB, my Lord, look what you’ve started..

    Britgirls, hello. From which part of the fair British Isles do you fare. No, you are probably in the States. Would be really late for you if you’re in the UK.

  236. brit — here is a Hairless Chinese Crested that isn’t quite so ugly.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Crested_Dog

  237. (innocently) What did I do???

  238. I wish Hugh Laurie wasn’t married.

  239. Hi, Three Wickets

    I was from Crawley in Sussex … moved here in 1990. I am now a proud citizen of the U.S.A.!

    Where are you from in the UK or are you just a cricket fan?

  240. What’s with people’s infatuation with Hugh. He doesn’t even shave..

  241. Yes, sorry about that “fisting” video, but I just couldn’t NOT share it. If I have to suffer with that visual, so do you ya’ll.

  242. wow angie — that was random! you watching house?

  243. DYB – is “fisting” some sort of sex thing? I must confess I’m not quite sure what the big deal is, though it sounds odd on the video

  244. Hi all. I’ve been out all night, and this was exactly the issue I was thinking about on the way home. I posted the link earlier, and it was even worse: instead of answering the question and getting snide, he then talked about “working out” (AGAIN!), and then about giving someone the “fist bump.” It was sickening–he is SO George Bush. All smirks, and nicknames and winks to avoid any accountability. But I find it even more loathesome, because he just gave a smarmy, self-righteous talk about his administration being the most transparent admin. EVAH!

    I can’t ever get to the “give him a chance” phase as others have fallen into, because EVERY DAY he does something I detest.

    Here’s another. This is how he views “bipartisanship.” MY WAY!

    In an exchange with Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) about the proposal, the president shot back: “I won,” according to aides briefed on the meeting.

    “I will trump you on that.”

    Not that Obama was gloating. He was just explaining that he aims to get his way on stimulus package and all other legislation, sources said, noting his unrivaled one-party control of both congressional chambers.

    “We are experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis that has to be dealt with and dealt with rapidly,” Obama said during the meeting.

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/01232009/news/politics/prez_zings_gop_foe_in_a_timulating_talk_151572.htm

  245. Congrats on the citizenship britgirls. That’s not easy these days. I worked in Canary Wharf and lived in South Ken in the 90s. Loved the Oval. Debated on my screen name between Three Wickets and Three Maidens. Though the wickets were more valuable for the game than maidens, but that’s debatable.

  246. OMG – elderj. Don’t go there. Or if you must … go to Wikipedia!

  247. frenly — go there but come back quickly!!!! 😉

  248. So funny … when I have to tell my kids the “facts of life” I’m just going to refer them to Wikipedia. Or The Confluence. 😉

  249. I wonder if they are sincere.

  250. frenly> If you don’t know, don’t try to find out! You’ll never wash the image out of your head. You might have to have yourself lobotomized.

  251. SOD — yes, I *was* watching House — it’s over now. I have a super crush on Hugh Laurie but I have a rule — if a man is married he is NOT sexy/desirable/etc. It works every time, except when I’m watching House.

  252. ummm… yeah… i know this is a non judgmental blog and all that… but….

    yeah, that description made me want to cover my backsides with my hands and cross my legs

  253. frenly…LOLOLOL!!

  254. I don’t want to hear about that fisting. I didnt look at the link.

  255. Hmmm … it’s late. I must go to bed, but how will I sleep with all this horrific new imagery in my head?

    Nite all!

  256. Rules are made to be broken..

  257. elderj — don’t go!! Some thing are better left unknown.

  258. too late — elderj has been corrupted. Sorry I didn’t get here in time to stop you.

    night Brit!

  259. Yes angie…but somehow I’m disturbingly pleased to now know the term – the “My Hands in My Pockets” technique.

  260. its okay… I’ll just have to bury that imagery deep in the recesses of my brain where I keep other scary and emotionally scarring memories

  261. afrocity> The clip is harmless enough. There is nothing disturbing to see; just a clueless sex expert saying things she really should know not to say on television.

  262. 3 Wickets — I have baby soft skin — it’s not what I look for in a man.

    anybody here a fan of that old British comedy show The Black Adder? I’ve loved Hugh Laurie ever since I saw him as Viscount George Bufton-Tufton on that.

  263. angie — I think it’s the “smart men are sooooo sexy” rule. You just can help it! (smart men really ARE sexy…that’s why Big Dawg is so dreamy.)

  264. angie — I think it’s the “smart men are sooooo sexy” rule. You just can help it! (smart men really ARE sexy…that’s why Big Dawg is so dreamy.)

  265. I did not lose my virginity until I was 26 I am pretty non kinky

  266. I think some people will have to stay up tonight, to keep from dreaming…

  267. He scores ZERO (0) on the sexy scale.

  268. The BBC series, was very funny…just wasn’t getting the jokes back then because of the heavy accents.

  269. SOD — the big dawg is the other rule breaker for me too. LOL

  270. Oh, and did you hear about more bad news for Ted Haggard? That poor man can’t even recover from his homosexuality in peace. Now it turns out that male prostitute wasn’t Haggard’s only trick. He had an on-going thing with a young man (of legal age.)

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090124/ap_on_re/rel_haggard_new_allegations

  271. afrocity, too much information for my tender ears..

    and I always thought it was about the Big Dawg’s voice..

  272. Mickey Rourke
    Nathan Fillian
    Daniel Craig

    make afrocity’s motor run

  273. afrocity — I couldn’t hold out that long. I got married at 18 and well…

  274. Mickey Rourke — too much plastic surgery! ugh!

  275. DYB, has that been confirmed on HB, cause I don’t believe anything that relates to LGBTs unless those guys confirm.

  276. Three Wickets, I practiced abstinence . Lost it on my wedding night. Like a good conservative girl (who was a DEM at the time 🙂 )

  277. You know SOD Mickey makes my heart sing. especially in 9 1/2 weeks

  278. ThreeWickets> I’m not sure I understand your question.

    Nathan Fillion is dreamy! Loved him on “Firefly.”

  279. yes afrocity — but that was like 20 years ago! have you seen him lately? He’s in that new movie the Wrestler. Dude had a cosmetic surgery addiction or something.

  280. New Post! It’s an open thread….

  281. SOD — lol — I couldn’t hold out that long either – that is why I got married at 19!! LOL!!!

  282. Nathan Fillian?? The Scottish guy who sounds like he’s from Texas? Mickey and Daniel, I get.

    DYB, that’s alright. Don’t want to seem like I’m cross promoting, cause I’m not.

  283. I’m going upstairs — y’all crazy to stay on this big a$$ thread

  284. Does HB = HillBuzz? This story about Haggard seems legit to me. Nobody’s denying it.

    Nathan Fillion is Scottish?!

  285. Nathan Fillian is sexy. I loved him in Firefly and I have watched him since he was 15. Hubba hubba

  286. I’ve only really seen Fillion on “Firefly” and “Buffy.” And “Serenity,” of course. And he was in some horror movie a few years back that got great reviews. I didn’t realize he’s been around since he was 15!

  287. 3 wickets — “from Seattle?” whyever leave? But I was born in the rain, so I can’t stray far.

    Just got back and reading rest of comments. Karma – now that is a weighty subject. Or full of emptiness, as we who are Buddhists might say. There are many sects of Buddhism, and concepts such as karma and if reincarnation happens can be quite dissimilar from one to another.

    One paraphrase is “What goes around comes around.” So action and reaction are combined. From the Dalai Lama: “…the extremely subtle aspect of karmic law, the law of causality, …an object of knowledge only for the omniscient mind.”

    Since I’m not omniscient, I don’t worry too much about it. Hope that is some consolation. Errrr, personal questions, but are you afflicted with an Obot spouse too?

  288. The President should show the reporters some respect!

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