November 1, 2014

Sunday Open Thread: West Wing Week

This week, the Vice President traveled to Houston and Panama, the President honored the legacy of John F. Kennedy, this year’s Medal of Freedom Winners and Nobel Laureates, and attended the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Summit. That’s November 15th to 21st or “A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama!”

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  • Miranda

    BBC Breaking News ‏@BBCBreaking17m
    #Iran has “tough negotiators” but “they are sincere” about nuclear deal, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague tells BBC http://bbc.in/1fzwuL9

    • AxelFoley

      That Obama. He stay winning.

  • Miranda

    In rural Kentucky, health-care debate takes back seat as the long-uninsured line up

    View Photo Gallery — A look at life in Breathitt County, Ky.: Hard hit by the loss of coal mining jobs, residents of this mostly rural Kentucky county sign up for health-care insurance at state-run exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

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    By Stephanie McCrummen, Published: November 23 E-mail the writer

    | in BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. — On the campaign trail, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was still blasting the new health-care law as unsalvageable. At the White House, President Obama was still apologizing for the botched federal Web site.

    But in a state where the rollout has gone smoothly, and in a county that is one of the poorest and unhealthiest in the country, Courtney Lively has been busy signing people up: cashiers from the IGA grocery, clerks from the dollar store, workers from the lock factory, call-center agents, laid-off coal miners, KFC cooks, Chinese green-card holders in town to teach Appalachian students.

  • gn

    When all else fails, just resort to a good old fashioned character attack:

    @mitchellreports
    Obama speech announcing #Iran deal makes zero mention of his Secretary of State and Undersecetary Wendy Sherman who negotiated the deal

    No doubt but that PBO thanked them profusely in other venues and arenas, including privately. But this is Andrea Mitchell’s takeaway from a speech discussing a historic deal which just made millions of people safer by almost eliminating the possibility of war, while continuing this admin’s focus on reducing nuclear weaponry (which is why the Nobel Committee *correctly* gave PBO an award).

    • Miranda

      She needs to sit her “slept my way to the top” ass down with this bitchassness. This is her projecting her own consciousness onto PBO.

      • Town

        Andrea Mitchell looks like a turtle without its’ shell…who she sleep with?

        • Alma98

          LOL!

        • TyrenM

          Alan Greenspan, former FED Chief (among other economy wrecking titles.)

    • Kennymack1971

      Shorter Andrea Mitchell: I’m mad as hell that this Black Man keeps messing up these memes me and colleagues work so hard on. Damn him!

      • jds09

        Even shorter….WHERE’S THE WHITE WOMEN AT???!!!

    • MonieTalks

      Bitch please. Your damn husband did not nearly get enough blame for his pathetic record and inaction preceding the housing bubble crisis leading to the financial crisis. You’d think her rabbit ass would be real quiet for the rest of her life when it comes to pointing fingers.

    • conlakappa

      He dissed a white woman; why won’t you see that?!!!! Geez, Andrea, just maybe not everyone wants lavish and public praise for doing her damned job. It’s quite possible, you know! Stay jack-assed.

  • gn

    Inclined to agree:

    @sallykohn
    Iran deal is a really BIG DEAL — and American who tries to argue otherwise just really, really hates President Obama.

    The only arguments against it seem to be by people who simply want war and don’t like that the possibility of war has become so low because of this deal.

  • GreenLadyHere

    - -GOOD –VERY GOOD SUNDAY MORNTIN’ ALEXANDER2♥/POU FAM♥ –***BIG HUG*** Annnd a HAPPY ONE♥. :>)

    — – — – — -TWEETIN’ —TRUTH :>)

    — -☺—@NerdyWonka
    President Obama’s Achievements:

    OBL. ✔

    Gaddafi. ✔

    Syria’s CW. ✔

    Interim Iran Deal After Over Three Decades. ✔

    Republican Tears? ✔ ——Woo! Hoo!

    — CONGRATULATIONS 2 U.S. -HISTORY’S GREATEST —
    – ——————– – –PRESIDENT♥ — — —— — –

  • crazycanuck

    No Bibi and Israel, you are delusional. The ground has shifted. Someone please explain to me again why the US keep giving Israel billions of dollars?

    Palestine report ‏@Palestinereport14m
    Israeli officials blast deal with Iran as ‘self-delusional’ – Los Angeles Times http://dlvr.it/4NNTr7

    • jds09

      Habit.

    • gn

      Negotiate your own deal with Iran then.

    • Kennymack1971

      Yeah..Bibi mad. And he’s gonna stay mad. Ain’t nobody here for his warmongering BS.

    • gn

      And a special gift for these folks: a nice stadium full of seats.
      http://static5.depositphotos.com/1004204/397/i/950/depositphotos_3972672-Stadium-seats.jpg

    • AxelFoley

      Exactly. Why do we give them money?

      • conlakappa

        That’s his greatest concern: if Iran de-escalates its nuclear intents and acts consistently in a more peaceable way, what will justify giving all that money to Bibi an’em for the stated purpose of defense?

  • crazycanuck

    Morning eveyone

    • jds09

      Morning CC, morning POU fam!

    • rikyrah

      Good Morning, cc

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ crazycanuck —jds09 –rikyrah. :>) ***BIG HUGS*** :>) –

  • GreenLadyHere
    • Alma98

      Good Sunday morning to you GLH!

    • crazycanuck

      Morning GLH, love that quote.

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  • Miranda

    The beltway press and neocons feelings are so hurt by this Iran deal.

    http://static2.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/Youtube+_3e506c57bb01c9e58f24656d4641aa20.gif

    • rikyrah

      they haven’t had time to get talking points. This happening on a Saturday night just fucks up their Sunday Show Talking Points

      • Miranda

        I don’t even think they’d scheduled McCain or Lindsey so they were really caught off guard…trying right now to figure out how to squeeze them in.

        • jds09

          Phone conferencing a possibility? LOL

          • conlakappa

            Oh, gosh, thanks for that visual: either of their voices over the phone with some goofy still photo on the screen. That’s what passes for political discourse these days!

      • jds09

        LOL. They’re dumber than park benches. Srlsy, how hard could it be to ask exploratory open-ended questions? No, they need to “Know” the answer before they ask..errr….state their talking point.

  • Miranda

    Calling the Obamacare rollout the president’s ‘Katrina moment’ is absurd

    Katrina killed 1,800 people, and it didn’t end Bush’s presidency. Obama’s big problems are House Republicans and the economy
    Michael Cohen, Sunday 24 November 2013 08.30 EST

    Comparing the failed rollout of Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation to President George W Bush’s bungled handling of Hurricane Katrina is, how shall we say, problematic.

    The most obvious reason is that 1,800 people lost their lives during Hurricane Katrina.

    Thankfully, no one has yet lost their life because they couldn’t log on tohealthcare.gov.

    And for those who were able to navigate the site and buy coverage, they can now look forward to additional years of good health and economic security. That’s a very different outcome – and a much more positive one – then what one might expect from one of the worst natural disasters in American History.

    But the crassness of persistent Obamacare-Katrina comparisons is only one part of the problem. When political observers argue, as the New York Times did, that President Obama’s website issue “threatens the rest of his agenda but also raises questions about his competence in the same way that the Bush administration’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina undermined any semblance of Republican efficiency”, they are making an argument that is grounded almost entirely on a myth.

    more here: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/24/obama-healthcare-website-bush-katrina-moment

    • conlakappa

      Calling it a failed rollout is an overstatement. I was amused to see the seem stupid CBS affiliate street reporter who looked all smug about the “troubled healthcare.gov” the week before talking about the people lined up for the new Xbox doing so knowing that they new version would likely have some glitches. I doubt she saw the irony.

  • rikyrah

    Richard Wolffe ✔ @richardwolffedc
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    That’s the problem with peace prize winners. They are so wedded to that whole peace thing.

    10:08 PM – 23 Nov 2013

    Roger Cohen ✔ @NYTimesCohen
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    Iran deal: A victory for sanity with potential to usher a great civilization back into community of nations. Hawks will holler. Let them.

    9:00 PM – 23 Nov 2013

    Eric Boehlert @EricBoehlert
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    FIXED: first Syria “blunder,” now the Iran deal. I don’t know how many more historic, peaceful pacts the Obama presidency can withstand

    8:54 PM – 23 Nov 2013

    David Plouffe @davidplouffe
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    Few months ago odds were one more war/conflict, maybe two, in our future. Now, perhaps none. Diplomacy first – truly turning the page.

    9:49 PM – 23 Nov 2013

    pourmecoffee ✔ @pourmecoffee
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    What is with this guy Obama? It’s like he thinks we elected him to reform healthcare and get out of and avoid wars or something.

    8:40 PM – 23 Nov 2013

    • jds09

      Campaign promise kept….PBO HAS change this country’s trajectory. Just like Reagan, but in the other direction. Give him a sane congress and he’ll put us so firmly on the path its will take them 75 years to turn us around.

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        They hate the fact that he has become this transformative figure. And he still has three years left!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥ — –Luvin’ this TITLE. :>) [Ignorin' the "negativity"] –

    — –Iran breakthrough: Obama’s non-nuclear option — —

    – — -The Iranian nuclear deal is a watershed moment in global politics and America’s relationship with the Middle East.
    — -As VPJoe says —-ITS’ –a —“BFD”! :>)
    [Gotta "bounce". C YA as soon as. .♥ - --Best wishes ---NFL. :>)]

  • rikyrah

    KSK(africa) @lawalazu
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    This is what happens when grown ups work together = Iran Nuclear Agreement. Not unilateral cowboy, we are king, mission accomplished bunk.

    7:27 AM – 24 Nov 2013

    Haaretz.com ✔ @haaretzcom
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    Israel finds itself isolated in world arena, with only Saudi sheikhs and US lawmakers at its side, says @ChemiShalev http://htz.li/I9HwrW

    7:26 AM – 24 Nov 2013

    Retweeted by Laura Rozen

    Dan Williams @DanWilliams
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    UN nuclear agency says would be ready to help verify implementation of deal between Tehran and six powers – @Reuters

    7:23 AM – 24 Nov 2013

    Retweeted by Reuters Top News

  • Miranda

    Nobody at 60 Minutes has been fired or even publicly disciplined for its odd, inflammatory and dead-wrong October 27 story on the Islamist assault in Benghazi that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. But it has apologized. That mea culpa, however, left some large and troubling questions unanswered; the most important one is how CBS’s superstar correspondent, Lara Logan, her producer and other network news executives let security contractor Dylan Davies on the air with his explosive tale about what he did and saw during that attack.

    http://mag.newsweek.com/2013/11/22/lara-logans-mystery-man.html

    • goldenstar

      Lara Logan and her husband are really creepy.

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      It’s called ODS.

    • conlakappa

      Superstar correspondent? Um, is that code for blonde?

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥ – – –LOL – –

    – — ☺@Nicholas_50
    @JeffersonObama Breaking: majority of House GOP members unable to locate Iran on world map. Opinions on deal not relevant.
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin

    – – – -BWAHAHA

  • gn

    @lawalazu
    On .@barackobama: Nobel Peace Prize organizers are sitting there going: “We Told You So!”

    • AxelFoley

      LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • gn

    ICYMI:

    @politicalwire
    Sen. John Cornyn on Iran nuke deal: “Amazing what White House will do to distract attention from Obamacare.”
    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/11/24/quote_of_the_day.html

    • MonieTalks

      David Plouffe
      @davidplouffe

      No, a real distraction would be war. Like Iraq. RT@JohnCornyn: Amazing what WH will do to distract attention from O-care”

      • Kennymack1971

        Crossover. Slam dunk. Game over. Team NFTG strikes again!

    • Kennymack1971

      And that’s the #2 in Senate GOP leadership. SMH.

      • AxelFoley

        Number Two, huh? Quite fitting, don’t you think?

        • TyrenM

          Good Morning Axel. Talking shit before I have my breakfast.

          • AxelFoley

            LOL, morning, my brotha.

        • conlakappa

          I just call him Ashy Johnny. He always like he’s in need of moisturizer/to up his water intake. When I’d note that on the orange, inevitably, someone would point out that he’d had skin cancer so I was being mean and blah, blah, blah. Wouldn’t that be even more of a reason to moisturize?!

    • malletgirl02

      It takes a special kind of stupidity and arrogance to shit on a historic peace deal only made a few hours ago. I always thought the republicans wanted Obama to become embroiled in a major war like LBJ. That quote seals it.

    • malletgirl02

      Translation: Sen. John Cornyn: “I’z sad, because we aren’t going to war against Iran.”

    • malletgirl02

      What gets me is that Republicans is always going on about civility when we get quotes like John Cornyn. I remember during the 2004 election the college republicans on my campus were writing on the pavement Kerry=Osama from then on I was on team “no fucks”. Republicans crowing about civility, my ass.

  • malletgirl02

    People get ready for the “Obama is weak and inexperience” talking point after this Iran deal. They seem to think if Obama does something they disagree with then he is inexperience. We know from his accomplishments that he is not weak. Seriously he is president of the United States with the name Barack Hussein Obama, one can not have a the accomplishments he had with that name without being incredibly strong and smart.

    Sure he doesn’t have decades of experience like McCain and may other senators, but really what accomplishments do they have to so for such a long tenure?

    • gn

      Most of the deal’s critics want nothing short of war IMO. That’s just too bad, because the US public isn’t interested in another MidEast war.

      • crazycanuck

        neither is the iran public. The world has shifted

      • malletgirl02

        Oh the critics haz a sad, they didn’t get their little war. Don’t they know that war with Iran would most likely be disastarous for the U.S.? Sure we will win but it will be a pyrrhic victory.

      • conlakappa

        I saw this morning that CNN trotted out polls on healthcare, you know, to pivot from his latest success.

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      No need to prepare ourselves. It’s the same song different key they’ve been singing since January 2009. They’re as predictable as soggy cereal.

    • nathkatun7

      Your comment was spot-on! I, however, respectfully disagree with this part:

      “Sure he doesn’t have decades of experience like McCain and may other senators….

      McCain and other Senators have zero experience as President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln, who is universally regarded as the greatest President of the United States was one term (two years) member of the House of Representatives and had spent the same amount of years as President Obama in the Illinois legislature. George W. Bush was a one and half term governor with zero experience in Foreign policy. In reality, the only person with experience at being a President is a re-elected President. Every president elected for the first time brings zero experience at being President.

      This nonsense about President Obama being “inexperienced”
      is used to cover up deep seated beliefs that a black man
      is not qualified to be President of the United States.

      • edp4bho

        Nathkatun, thanks again for the lesson. We all need a refresher now and then.

  • gn

    Sigh @ Ezra Klein:

    @lawalazu
    In order for them to be fired, PBO would have to lose confidence for them to be fired, Ezra. And NOT! http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/11/21/one-huge-effect-of-filibuster-reform-obama-can-actually-fire-people/

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Good grief. Is he still going on about this website? The problem was never as bad as he alleged and it’s being fixed as we speak. Nobody is going to lose their job over glitches. I get a feeling that 3 years from now he’s still going to be talking about this. The President is not going to fire Kathleen Sebelius because she’s not IT certified.

      Get over it.

      • gn

        He has a pic of Sebelius atop an article saying that filibuster reform will allow PBO to fire people. He’s been awful on the rollout coverage.

        • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

          What is his problem? He got it wrong as to how bad things were and he won’t let it go.

          • gn

            His ego IMO. To have lost his s- over a website is so ridiculous. Particularly because some of the problems had to do with capacity, meaning more people flocked to healthcare.gov for information than contemplated. He could have easily posted good suggestions or ideas for improving the rollout without resorting to histrionics. He screwed up and will never admit it.

          • Miranda

            I really think he latched on to that issue to try and catapult himself to his own television show. He wanted to be invited on multiple MSNBC shows to bitch about the rollout and use it as a proxy audition since to date, he has not been able to secure himself a permanent spot with his subbing via Maddow and O’Donnell. He wanted to grab a headline and be that “go to” guy…and it failed.

  • gn

    @TheDailyEdge
    By John Cornyn’s logic, Republicans only shut down the government to distract from the fact they voted to cut Food Stamps by $40B #GOPfail

  • gn

    @ExtremeLiberal
    The opponents of diplomacy say the sanctions in Iran are working, they cite how much the ppl are suffering. Goal isn’t suffering! #news #p2

    • malletgirl02

      In there have been sanctions for over 30 years, and still nothing has changed. It was time to move forward.

      • conlakappa

        Any of those R jerks who are on the foreign services committees and have seniority know a-well that the previous occupant had also tried to work out a deal with Iran until he screwed the pooch by including it in the Axis of Evil. But they are playing to the lowest-denomination/Faux viewer so it doesn’t matter. Up is down…

  • gn

    Yup, this isn’t true of everyone but it’s true of too many people:

    @root_e
    All supposed liberals on TV/media are either libertarian or intent on proving themselves “even handed”-meaning easy for Right to manipulate.

  • gn

    @ohiomail

    @rossssc Every Time a “Liberal” Tries to Defend these Tea Baggn Republican Scum, I Promise, I WILL send Them This pic.twitter.com/EkLwTiJHQz

  • malletgirl02

    Obama is incredibly strong to go in to talks with Iran, staying with the status quo of sanctions, sanctions and more sanctions would have been the weak choice. Obama isn’t weak it is his critics who are the weak ones.

    • gn

      ICAM; this is enormous, visionary, forward-thinking, and courageous.

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        He also figured out that Iran is tired of being on the outside looking in. Apparently they tried to talk to secretly talk to the Bush admin as well but were as you might expect rejected outright.

        Now that 70’s clothes wearing Disco Danny Ahmadinejad is no longer in the picture Rouhani got the green light and ran with it. Mad props to him as well.

        • AxelFoley

          LOLOLOL @ Disco Danny

          What the hell was up with that Members Only jacket he used to wear?

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            Axel I thought it was just me. Don’t tell me he didn’t walk around in the Presidential Palace with bell bottoms and platforms singing Disco Inferno.

          • Alma98

            LMAO!

          • conlakappa

            Well, there were sanctions. That it happened after the tragic fashion years let them not like Cuba and the classic American cars!

          • Miranda

            Cuz everybody around him was too scared to tell him how late he was. LOL

        • conlakappa

          I’m just seeing your comment after having written my comment about the previous administration. It was in discussions with Iran but weren’t operating in good faith, which became publicly clear in one speech. The Iranis who were on that team justifiably felt misled and had expended a lot of their own political capital.

  • gn

    Nice, succinct write-up:

    @KARLewis
    Iran, Six World Powers Clinch Breakthrough Nuclear Deal http://www.businessinsider.com/iran-nuclear-deal-reached-2013-11 … & Bibi is pissed

  • rikyrah

    Kennett Area Dems @KennettDems Follow

    Syrian chemical weapons destroyed.
    Iranian nuclear program halted.
    American lives lost: 0.
    Thank you, Mr. President!

    6:40 AM – 24 Nov 2013

  • rikyrah

    AP: Iran Deal Leaves Israel Few Options

    After feverishly trying to derail the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran in recent weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now has little choice but to accept an agreement that he has derided as deeply flawed.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/analysis-iran-deal-leaves-israel-few-options

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      If Bibi calls it deeply flawed in the non warmongering reality world terms that must mean it is a terrific agreement.

      Even if he had no intention of supporting the deal you can’t be so stupid as ti tip your hand like that. Now if something funny occurs the world community is going to figure out withing three seconds who caused it.

  • rikyrah

    AP: Secret US-Iran Talks Set Stage For Nuke Deal

    The United States and Iran secretly engaged in a series of high-level, face-to-face talks over the past year, in a high-stakes diplomatic gamble by the Obama administration that paved the way for the historic deal sealed early Sunday in Geneva aimed at slowing Tehran’s nuclear program, The Associated Press has learned.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IRAN_SECRET_TALKS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

  • rikyrah

    Chicago Sun-Times: Affordable Care Act Counselor Tries Health Insurance Marketplace For First-Hand Knowledge

    As one of those people who is supposed to help Illinoisans find new options for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, Joann Boblick figured she should check out healthcare.gov and see how it works. Glitches with the website have kept many Americans from viewing insurance plans available. But Boblick was able to get through to Illinois’ marketplace on healthcare.gov. She also found an insurance plan that will be cheaper than the one she has.

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/23728771-418/affordable-care-act-counselor-tries-health-insurance-marketplace-for-firsthand-knowledge.html

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Sigh…Not only is the media’s fixation on website glitches over exaggerated but they still seem to have a hard time comprehending that people could pick up the phone and dial a toll free number.

      I mean what are they going to do after the glitches disappear?

      • gn

        I still can’t believe that they’ve made a federal case out of a new website which has glitches. So utterly stupid. Will never view Ezra Klein in the same fashion due to his participation in this hysteria. Everything about the WH indicates that they adjust, they have plan b, c, d, etc. Of COURSE they were going to work out (IMO normal) issues on the site. All the hysteria did was to (1) help the GOP change the subject from the shutdown; and (2) make the case that government is ineffective. Just counterproductive IMO.

  • itgurl_29

    I know this isn’t Luther week, but I love this medley he did in tribute of Smokey Robinson. His version of “Ooh baby baby” is my favorite after the original.

  • rikyrah

    Man provides thousands of books to impoverished areas
    By MARY MITCHELL November 8, 2013 7:40PM

    Hall created “Acts of Love” 2-1/2 years ago. The goal was to give away a million books to impoverished children across America. Since then, the Chatham resident has given away 101,112 books in Chicago, Detroit, Flint, Mich; Milwaukee, Minnesota, Atlanta, Memphis, Baltimore, D.C. and Gary.

    For more information go to millionactsoflove.org

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/mitchell/23606572-452/man-provides-thousands-of-books-to-impoverished-areas.html

    • nellcote

      Every Christmas around here the local bookstores sell kids books at cost that are then placed in a big barrel next to the cash register and distributed to kids through the food bank. It’s become one of my favorite holiday “good deeds” to buy a stack of Dr. Seuss books for them.

  • Alma98

    Morning everyone.

    • rikyrah

      Good Morning, Alma :)

      • Alma98

        Good morning rikyrah:) How is peanut’s mom coming along?

    • crazycanuck

      Good Morning Alma, it is FREEZING here today.

      • Alma98

        Good morning cc, I know we’re freezing here too. I had to turn the heat up a lil bit lol.

    • TyrenM

      Good Morning.
      Are you hiding our sun until…March now lol?

      • Alma98

        Good morning Tyren.
        No not hiding it just a different sun this morning lol.
        It’s the rising sun.

  • JB20005

    Geraldo decides that George Zimmerman is a creep after all, but still insists that it was a hooded sweatshirt that got Trayvon Martin killed.

    Rather than say, a chance encounter with violent hothead who was looking for trouble.

    http://www.chicagodefender.com/index.php/voices/28702-geraldo-rivera-opinion-george-zimmerman

    • Alma98

      Good morning JB. I think I’ll pass on reading anything Geraldo has to say. He’s been past irrelevant, now he’s just seeking attention.

    • crazycanuck

      Well I think Geraldo is a creep.

      • nellcote

        Geraldo tweeting out those nasty selfies pretty much broke the creep scale.

    • gn

      I’ve noticed that a few of Zimmerman’s more spineless defenders have tried to split the baby in light of Zimmerman’s continuing violence: they claim that it was the trial which created monster Zimmerman despite mountains of evidence (including a credible accusation of child molestation by his own cousin) that Zimmerman has been a disturbed and violent person for years.

      Comparing Geraldo to Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin is a study in pure trash versus dignity and kindness. Trayvon and his parents=national treasures. Geraldo should have stayed locked in Capone’s vault.

  • crazycanuck

    Apparently there is something called the Grey Cup going on today in Canada lol

    RD in W. Ghent. ‏@Notorious2350740m

    Today is Canada’s Super Bowl Sunday…just like their T-giving: a little too early and a little less understood. #CFL #GreyCup101

    • TyrenM

      I remember watching Warren Moon kill it in the Grey Cup back in the day.

      • crazycanuck

        Wow, you know about the CFL? Wonders lol. The only ‘football’ I care about is

        • TyrenM

          Longer and wider field.

      • Miranda

        I remember Marcus Allen’s brother playing lights out for years…well into his 40s.

  • crazycanuck

    Palestine report ‏@Palestinereport2m
    Analysts: Israel has means to act against Iran – USA TODAY http://dlvr.it/4NQgG9

    Act against Iran for what? Signing a peace deal?

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Surprise, surprise.

    • AxelFoley

      Let them try. They’ll be on their own like their name was Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald.

    • conlakappa

      He has to flex. it was he does. Haaretz is already calling him out and writing that the deal isn’t bad http://www.haaretz.com/ . It’s a cycle with him. He’ll come around with a quickness.

  • crazycanuck

    I saw one of these in a store selling for $50, I want one. Christmas Present?

    • Alma98

      My mom bought her one earlier in the year.
      She uses it almost everyday.

      • crazycanuck

        So that would be a yes lol.

        • Alma98

          Yes!

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      We need to send one of those to Disco Danny Ahmadinejad That’s just his speed given his refusal to give up those 70’s fashions.

      • crazycanuck

        LOL

  • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

    No wonder he’s out of a job

    Zbigniew Brzezinski ✔

    @zbig Obama/Kerry = best policy team since Bush
    I/Jim Baker. Congress is finally becoming embarrassed by Netanyahu’s
    efforts to dictate US policy.
    ————————————————
    Ummm. No. They are waaaaay waaaaay better than those two.

    • jziglar

      I do agree that they are better but I understand the comparison. Bush sr. and James Baker were very good at diplomacy and cultivating relationships with world leaders. They were not neocons like the people in W Bush’s administration.

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        That’s true.

      • TyrenM

        OK. I’d say that’s because those in power remember Bush Sr.’s CIA taking mofos out.

  • crazycanuck

    Ali Nazifpour ‏@Nazifpour10h
    Iranians are giving out candies in their workplaces to celebrate reaching an agreement on #IranTalks.

  • gn

    @robertwrighter
    Reminder: 99.9 percent of the people who oppose this deal with Iran supported war with Iraq.

  • gn

    Busted:

    @TheObamaDiary
    You’re a woeful liar MT @mitchellreports Obama speech announcing #Iran deal makes zero mention of his Sec of State pic.twitter.com/fr9piLzyk6

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Is that the best she could do? We need a new media.

  • gn

    h/t TOD; awesome pic of Secretary Kerry arriving in Geneva:

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Geneva, Switzerland, November 23, 2013.
    http://thelovelyplains.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/4.jpg?w=655

    • Miranda

      Kerry’s legacy will be so strong and well deserved.

      • conlakappa

        Why must you find new ways to dismiss HRC being the best Sec of State of all time?!!!

  • gn

    @EliClifton
    ‘Every POTUS since Carter tried 2 make a deal with Iran. None have succeeded. President Obama just did.’ http://bit.ly/180wEDs @Cirincione

  • gn

    @plotsnplans
    Debunking Obamacare sob story | Local News | The Seattle Times http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022321213_westneat24xml.html#.UpJOc4lY16E.twitter

    • Miranda

      But the debunking stories get barely a blip of the coverage the initial LIE gets.

  • itgurl_29

    I could give a damn about Israel. They need to check themselves and how they are treating Africans in their country! And screw any American politician taking side with Israel over the USA and our President.

  • rikyrah

    Just wanted to thank everyone for the prayers for Peanut’s mother. Things are looking up, and so far, it’s been nothing but positive news. I thank all of you for keeping my family in your prayers.

    • crazycanuck

      That is great to hear rikyrah. Keeping your all in my thoughts.

    • Alma98

      It’s great to hear she is doing better rikyrah.
      May she have continue to get better.

  • MonieTalks

    You can always count on a Democrat to piss on an momentous achievement. Exhibit A: Chuck Schumer. Watch him makes his upcoming rounds, helping propel the “both sides hate this deal”. He has to honor his AIPAC promises I guess.

    I particularly have a strong dislike for this fool as he was one of the main Democrats who stood in the way of Democrats repealing the Bush Tax cuts back in 2010, fearing his Wall Street constituency.

    • isonprize

      [Schumer] has to honor his AIPAC promises I guess.

      You guess? Of course he does. He’s, in many ways, just as bad as the teathuglicans.

      • conlakappa

        Chuck is all about Chuck. Beginning, Middle, The End.

    • nellcote

      Get ready for a lot of dem AIPACers doing the same.

      • conlakappa

        And HRC equivocating on it.

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!