October 24, 2013 at 9:14 am #98838
As you make it through the day, don’t forget JJP at TWIB.
Drop those links. Engage in debate. Give us trivia and gossip too.
And always, have a peaceful day.October 24, 2013 at 9:15 am #98839
Good Morning, EveryoneOctober 24, 2013 at 9:15 am #98840
GOP in 2005: You guys, glitches to Medicare Part D are no biggie. Chill.
GOP in 2013: #IMPEACH
http://thkpr.gs/1ifRMKo via @igorvolskyOctober 24, 2013 at 9:16 am #98841
Bette Midler @BetteMidler5m
All the GOP blah blah about the healthcare glitches taking too long and costing too much. 4 words 4 you: Weapons Of Mass Destruction.October 24, 2013 at 9:19 am #98842
A few good men
10/23/13 04:00 PM
By Steve Benen
A few weeks ago, House Republicans thought they’d come up with a clever little public-relations stunt. They’d send House GOP leaders to a conference room, position them opposite empty chairs, and show how eager they are to “ready to negotiate.”
The plan backfired spectacularly. Republicans chose eight middle-aged, far-right white guys, most of whom are from the south, and lined them up next to each other. When they promoted the photo, GOP officials never stopped to notice that everyone in the room looked remarkably similar to one another.
As bipartisan, bicameral budget talks draw closer, the notoriety surrounding the p.r. stunt gone wrong has lingered in the Republican consciousness, and House Speaker actually found a woman to participate in the negotiations.
Second-term Rep. Diane Black was chosen last week to sit at the conference table alongside three senior lawmakers, a surprise pick that will catapult the Tennessee Republican into her highest-profile role yet.
In an interview with CQ Roll Call, Black said Speaker John A. Boehner called her early in the day on Oct. 16 to ask if she’d be interested in the position, but she didn’t know it was a done deal until later that night.
Black couldn’t say why exactly the Ohio Republican chose her to serve on the prestigious panel tasked with producing a budget by Dec. 13.October 24, 2013 at 9:21 am #98843
College Student Stands For Obamacare, Conservatives Lose Their Minds
The right wing just cannot stand an Obamacare success story told by a college student. They’d much rather watch Koch-fueled Generation Opportunity’s creepy web ads, I guess. So it comes to pass that the student in the ad was “outed” by NRO as being a guy majoring in computer science who managed his local Democratic party’s website.
McNaughton posted a rather lengthy comment on that post responding to commenters’ flames and false assumptions about why he made the ad and why he chose the plan he did.
That unleashed a torrent of hate. In the name of accuracy, here is my response to some of the commenters who seem to represent the usual ACA haters making the rounds.October 24, 2013 at 9:28 am #98844
In Case You Missed It
Video Recommendations for Postable Videos
Voter ID Laws aren’t just against minorities…..a whole lotta women (particularly White women) are about to get a wakeup call.
Here is the story of a TEXAS FEMALE JUDGE that got snagged by the new Voter ID Law
How Texas voter ID laws undermine women
Texas District Court Judge Sandra Watts explains what she had to do in order to vote in her Texas Courthouse. The judge and Cecile Richards discuss with Lawrence O’Donnell.October 24, 2013 at 9:31 am #98845
Belle- It’s a period drama about a black woman! It’s the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate biracial daughter of an English aristocrat. And it’s directed by a black British woman. I’m definitely gonna support this.October 24, 2013 at 11:13 am #98854
Another video, In Case You Missed It.
Good possibility for postable video
From The Ed Show:
Fast Talking Dyson went to church and the classroom, telling the GOP exactly what it can do with its Obamacare=Slavery comparison. Excellent GuestsOctober 24, 2013 at 11:28 am #98859
I disagreed with BooMan on this article.
Barack Obama showed the way.
Barack Obama won the Presidency not once, but twice,
WITHOUT NEEDING ONE SOUTHERN STATE.
it was nice that he won the ones that he did
but he would be President BOTH TIMES
WITHOUT NEEDING ONE SOUTHERN STATE.
Barack Obama rendered the South ..
Wed Oct 23rd, 2013 at 10:29:41 PM EST
If you go to 270towin.com, you can use their Electoral College calculator to play around with the results. What I want you to do is to load up the 2016 map and then try changing different states from blue to red until you find a combination of states that Romney lost that some future Republican presidential candidate might win that would be sufficient to win them the election. I’ll give you a straightforward example. If a Republican were to hold all the states that Romney won and add Florida, Virginia, Ohio, and New Hampshire, they would get exactly 270 electoral votes, the minimum required to win the presidential election.
But here is my wrinkle. Try getting to 270 for the Republicans without giving them Virginia.
There are a couple of possibilities, but they aren’t too promising. Simply replacing Virginia with Colorado and Nevada would do it, but those states’ demographics are moving rapidly out of reach for the Republicans. Maybe Colorado and Iowa would be a slightly more plausible bet. Neither of those combinations would work, however, if the Republicans could not win New Hampshire. If you take New Hampshire out of the picture, either the Republicans would have to win Colorado, Nevada, and Iowa, or they’d have to flip a big industrial state in the Midwest that hasn’t voted for a Republican since 1992.
All these scenarios presuppose that the Republicans can carry North Carolina, which John McCain could not do in 2008 and Mitt Romney barely accomplished in 2012. As I said, too, these scenarios presuppose that the Republicans can carry Florida and Ohio, which neither McCain nor Romney were able to do.
Simply put, if Virginia becomes a blue state, any GOP candidate is going to be completely behind the eight ball. And that is why it is completely mystifying that the Republicans just decided to shut down the government and destroy their image and brand in Virginia. To see the kind of damage they did to themselves, go to Real Clear Politics and look at the graph that tracks the gubernatorial polls over time. Look at what happened to the polls as soon as the shutdown started. It isn’t entirely unpredictable, but the visual is nonetheless astounding.
The government shutdown was a suicidal maneuver on the national level. When you pair it with the House Republicans’ refusal to have even a vote on immigration reform, which will cripple them in Colorado and Nevada, they have almost handed the 2016 presidential contest to the Democrats before the candidates have even announced themselves.
I truly believe that if we could sit every Republican member of Congress down and explain exactly how badly they have fucked the party on the national level, that it might actually result in the kind of moderation that no amount of cajoling and rhetoric could achieve.October 24, 2013 at 11:51 am #98863
Republicans Marsha Blackburn and Joe Barton spent 10 minutes questioning if ACA website was HIPPA compliant and Frank Pallone slammed them.
Rep. Frank Pallone points out that no HIPPA-covered data is entered by enrollees so the GOP trolling about HIPPA is all crap.
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) at House ACA Hearings: “No I will not yield to this monkey court.”October 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm #98868
La June Montgomery Tabron named president and CEO of W.K. Kellogg Foundation
by theGrio | October 24, 2013 at 11:57 AM
a June Montgomery Tabron, an African-American Detroit native, will become the president and CEO of the the esteemed W.K. Kellogg Foundation on January 1, 2014, according to the company’s press release.
The 51-year-old will be the first African-American to lead the organization in its 83-year history.
“After an extensive search that included outstanding candidates from both the United States and abroad, La June emerged as our new leader because of her strengths in so many areas of the foundation, and her deep and unwavering commitment to the foundation’s mission, vision and values,” said Rod Gillum, chair of the WKKF board. “As our executive vice president, La June has collaborated with the leadership team to develop and implement WKKF’s programming based on a deep understanding of grantees’ local knowledge and needs of their community. She has shown that she knows how to strike a balance between the board, staff and grantees, all while holding our high standard for impact.”
Tabron has been affiliated with Kellogg since she was 24 years old and currently serves as their executive vice president of operations and treasurer
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.