September 30, 2014

Tuesday Evening Thread: ICYMI – President Obama’s Interviews on Syria

Yesterday, President Obama sat down with 6 networks to discuss his proposal on Syria. In case you missed it, here they are:

CNN with Wolf Blitzer

PBS with Gwen Ifill

CBS with Charlie Rose

ABC with Diane Sawyer

NBC with Samantha Guthrie

I didn’t bother looking for the interview with Fox News. 

 

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  • AxelFoley

    I didn’t bother looking for the interview with Fox News.

    ROFL!

    • JojoRaze

      I was dead at that shade.

  • lamh36

    Bringing over from Afternoon thread for some fun before the big speech tonight

    Alright POU. Classic pic time: Rick James wearing a “protective” style back in the day!!! Hun-tee. Rick J in his red knee-high boots w/the “braids” before all the African braids craze…lol. Rick was ahead of his time…lol

  • lamh

    Awwe come on son!!! WTF! His clothes are like 2 years to young for him!!!

    H/T Luuvie!

    Whose Mighty Mouse Swag Brother is This? Featuring Roast From My Readers

    http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2013/09/whose-mighty-mouse-swag-brother-featuring-roast-readers.html

  • crazycanuck

    You poor misguided Americans. I feel so sorry for you all. That was 32 degrees celsius, so yeah it`s HOT HOT HOT. My fro was the bomb,just call me Angela Davis lol.

    • Aquagranny911

      ♥ you CC! I would mail you a cheesecake but it would probably melt before it got to you.

      • crazycanuck

        PUT IT ON ICE,PUT IT ON ICE LOL.

        • Aquagranny911

          LOL! What’s ICE? Could that be the weird hard stuff that melts & makes hot tea in less than 3 minutes?

  • jziglar

    That article from the Nation was truly vile. It shows that the emo left and the right wing are one and the same. The same talking points and their common hatred of Obama.

  • MonieTalks

    This self-promoting mofo and the rest howled a loud as they could about potential military strikes and now are pissed that PBO may cooperate….

    From Van Jones timeline:

    Alright, folks. 1st question for #CrossfireReturns: Is Obama right to cooperate with Russia on #Syria? Or are we being played? #TeamVan

    • Miranda

      The people being played are the ones watching #CrossfireReturns

    • gn

      In other words, yet another cable news show which looks to entertain at the expense of disseminating the truth. Really sad state of affairs as so many lefty media people prove themselves to not be much better than Fox”News.” Playing to the least common denominator and telling people lies.

  • lamh36

    Hun-tey, she may have lost the crown in 1984, but Miss Vaness Williams is looking fierce!!!

  • lamh36

    Alright, if this is Rubio and not an intern, then touche’ Rubio…touche’

    @brianbeutler7m

    MT @marcorubio: drink pleny of water! RT @skenigsberg: yess @SenRandPaul to deliver a video response to Obama speech: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/10/rand-paul-to-deliver-response-to-obamas-syria-speech/

  • lamh36

    Awwe come on son!!! WTF! His clothes are like 2 years to young for him!!!

    H/T Luuvie!

    Whose Mighty Mouse Swag Brother is This? Featuring Roast From My Readers

    http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2013/09/whose-mighty-mouse-swag-brother-featuring-roast-readers.html

    • Alma98

      hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

      • rikyrah

        I am crying at the comments

        • Alma98

          My husband asked me why am I crying, I showed him and now he’s crying lol.

    • Tafr

      OMG I am crying the comments! I am about to have a asthma attack. Black folks are blessed with the gift of clowning.

      • Alma98

        I know, my stomach hurts so bad from laughing.

    • Aquagranny911

      I don’t think I have any words for this so I will just NOT…OMG…

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL – –lamh36 :>) — –***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – —http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5985/bigblank2.gif OMWORD! LOL —

      THANK U —I think. >) — -Good 2 C U :>) – -

  • Guns3000

    Thanks for posting these Miranda

    • Aquagranny911

      Hola Guns3000! How’s by your casa? Good to see you here again. I hope all is well with you & yours.

      • Guns3000

        Appreciate it Aquagranny. I hope all is well. I’ve been lurking the past few months but not really commenting because I’ve haven’t been following politics close enough to feel like I’m informed enough to post.

    • Miranda

      Most Welcome!!

  • Aquagranny911

    All I got to say about this is that Jorge of the most beautiful ojos, whined that PBO did not contact him for an interview with him on Univision.

    Too bad, Jorge of the most gigante ego, maybe you do not really comprende but most of your viewers actually speak & understand the English quite well & can watch their President on any venue they choose including the internet. They do like you but you can be replaced.

    Whining press whores are getting on my last nerve. Can anyone tell?

    • crazycanuck

      If they could only hire you AG.

      • Aquagranny911

        LOL!!! Jorge does have very beautiful eyes so I often forgive him but he should not try me too much!

    • goldenstar

      Jorge shoulda insisted that the WH do a Univision turn.

      • Aquagranny911

        Jorge can stuff it as far as I am concerned. This was his big ego speaking. He gets way over himself sometimes. I do like him but over this, he was acting a fool.

        My two pesos!

  • goldenstar

    Oooo. Rev. Al goin’ all in. He’s got Juror B29 on live tonight talking about that jury room deliberation.

    • Tafr

      She is really trying to make us forget her irresponsible decision. Naw B29 we will never forget and yes I hope her ass struggles daily.

    • gn

      Is she serious? In light of Zimmerman involved in yet ANOTHER violent incident I would think she doesn’t want to show her face. This man has credible accusations of child molestation, multiple arrests for violence including attacking a police officer, credible accusations of violence when on his job as a bouncer, and even an accusation by his own mother that he cut her utilities off. He’s the scumbag of scumbags and she let him get away with destroying a precious child’s body. That juror needs to hide in shame. I really have no sympathy for B29 at all because unlike that other one (the racist one who tried to get a book deal) B29 KNEW what that jury was doing was wrong.

      • Town

        The guilt of letting Zimmerman off the hook because the other jurors told her to is getting to B29. Now she sees him threatening his wife, punching his father in law, destroying the iPad etc. as evidence that she should’ve hung the jury but it’s too late. All of the “GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF IT” yam-yam is to cover up what SHE could have taken care of.

        • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

          She really exposed herself when she said that the other jurors were “more educated” and “were around lawyers”. She basically admitted she let them intimidate and bully her into voting their way. Punk.

      • rikyrah

        I know it’s cold, but I don’t want her to know a restful night ever again

        • conlakappa

          I don’t think it is cold. She aided in letting someone get away with murdering a child whom he confronted. It is now between her and her G*d.

  • JB20005

    Bob Dreyfuss of “liberal” publication The Nation sums up the current state of emo prog thought on the President:

    It’s tempting to enjoy the moment, that is, the humiliation of President Obama and the short-circuiting of his war push by a brilliant coup conducted by Vladimir Putin, that sly old dog and ju-jitsu expert, along with Russia’s ally, Syria.

    Remember, for white “liberals” the black guy can never be the smartest one in the room. Dumb negro President is dumb and needs to be led by the hand by white people, at home and abroad.

    • Alma98

      ODS

    • jziglar

      The emo left will keep on losing and looking stupid.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -Moved this. :>) Just got in. :>) ***BIG HUG** :>)

    -GOOD /EVENING – -POU FAM♥ – –

    BREAKING: —Juror B29 –is on REV. AL. – REACTIN’ 2 the LATEST gz MESSY–TRUTH of his CHARACTER–RACIST -MURDERER! – –

    – – -“He’s STILL SHOWING OFF. —Needta CHANGE the LAW.” – – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — — Ms. JOY-ANN: — -This is what I was trynta capture yesterday: – -:>)

    – –theGrio’s Joy-Ann Reid explains Syria conflict in less than 4 minutes

    — – -As President Barack Obama prepares to address the nation regarding potential military action in Syria, theGrio’s Joy-Ann Reid explains the basics about the country that could become a U.S. target.

    Watch the video and let us know if you have more questions in the comments section!
    — – -GIVE HER — – -HER SHOW. :>) –

  • crazycanuck

    How many times am I going to open my fridge and see there is absolutely nothing in there?

    • Alma98

      LOL

    • Aquagranny911

      If you are trolling for dinner, I just want you to know I’m not cooking tonight & I don’t have any left overs.

      • crazycanuck

        oh then, nevermind

      • Alma98

        lol

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY crazycanuck. – -LOL***BIG HUG*** – —

      – –TRY THIS ONE: – – -http://tridigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Open-refrigerator-full-of-food-405431.jpg – —ENJOY. :>)

      Good 2 C U :>)

      • crazycanuck

        If only, GLH, if only

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL —crazycanuck — – –
          WHA’?- – -did I 4-get somethang??- – – LOL J/K :>) -

    • nellcote

      I’ve heard there are awesome snacks in the Naughty Lounge…just sayin

  • lamh36

    Ok, the Bey-stans gonna love this. It both made me laugh and made me SMH at how grown this lil girl seems to be. Please check out the acccompanying gifs.

    Baby’s Got Attitude: New Gifs Show Blue Ivy Is Not Having Your Foolishness

  • jds09

    Thanks for posting the CNN interview, PBO’s expression was priceless when Wolf asked in to speak to Assad thru the camera. lol

    • Miranda

      I know he wanted to say “are you freaking kidding me with this?”

  • gn

    This is the whole story when it comes to PBO’s detractors. They have their “Obama sux!” so-called response to what he says and does in advance; it just doesn’t matter what he says, they’re already prepared to dismiss, diminish, and naysay just for the sake of it. It’s just past trifling at this point.

    @ReignOfApril
    Rand Paul is giving a “response” to POTUS’ #Syria speech tonight. But… It’s pre-taped. So it doesn’t really matter what POTUS says. #p2

    • rikyrah

      Pre-taped says it all

  • aleth

    Side note thank you to the POU team. You all are amazing! How you recreated the new site in days and kept building out of live. Much respect to you all. I creep even if I don’t comment all the time

    • TyrenM

      I’m not part of the Twitteratti but YOU… get it in!

    • Alma98

      So true aleth they are the best and I miss your great comments.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY aleth.♥ :>) **BIG HUG** – —

      ***BIG fist bump*** – –U SPEAK – – — -BEYOND TRUTH!! :>)
      THIS is the BESTEST SITE. :>) – —

      Good 2 C U aleth. — -Missin’ U♥ :>) – –

    • crazycanuck

      hey aleth, miss your rants. Lovely to see you

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — —[[Apologies 4 any dups. :>) I missed 2 much time here 2-day. :>)] —

    – – –Obama Asks Congress to Delay Vote on Syria
    – – – – -President Obama asked Congress to delay a vote on whether to authorize military strikes against Syria, telling senators on Tuesday that the United States would not take military options off the table but would wait until a new round of diplomacy with Syria and Russia could play out.

    With skepticism rising in Congress over Syria, the president spent more than two hours in rare closed-door meetings with senators. He said he was approaching the latest diplomatic effort with “hopeful skepticism,” reprising a line from Ronald Reagan that he would “trust, but verify.”

    The president urged Congress to give him “more room,” a blunt acknowledgement that the vocal opposition from Congress was creating deep complications and a failed vote would weaken the standing of the United States. He said it was critical that the threat of military strikes remain in place, or diplomacy would not succeed.
    “His bottom-line ask of us was not to have us undercut his military
    power,” Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said after his meeting with the
    president.

    The first vote on Syria was set for Wednesday in the Senate, but
    Majority Leader Harry Reid called for a delay at the request of the
    White House. While administration officials conceded they did not have enough support, they also said diplomatic avenues needed to be pursued.

    THERE IS MORE – —-

    —-**waves annnd SMILES @ MR. PRESIDENT!***

    — -Did WE EVA SAY THIS??– -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KlhlHTE12Q – — -***warm smile*** :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —–***TEARS/SMILES*** – – -WELL-DESERVED HONOR♥

    – – – – -Live updates, live stream: Congress to present Gold Medal honoring Birmingham’s ‘four little girls’ this afternoon (photos) – –

    – — -Relatives of all four girls who perished in the 1963 bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church are gathered at the U.S. Capitol this afternoon and will sit on the platform at Statuary Hall to accept the Congressional Gold Medal.

    Congressional leaders and dignitaries will join the families for a
    ceremony that will memorialize 11-year-old Denise McNair and 14-year-olds Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, who died 50 years ago this week in the bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

    Among family members is Sarah Collins Rudolph, the “Fifth Little Girl,” and the sister of Addie Mae Collins.

    [Watch the ceremony live here]
    THERE IS MORE – – —

    –RIHEP♥ – — –CONDOLENCES 2 ALL♥ —AMEN.

  • crazycanuck

    Decided on pizza, salad and a glass of wine. It`s still hot out there.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Trayvon Martin medical examiner fired, now wants to sue Volusia
    By Frank Fernandez

    DELAND — The Volusia County associate medical examiner whose
    testimony during George Zimmerman’s murder trial was criticized has been fired and now wants to sue his former employer for ethnic
    discrimination and wrongful termination, the doctor’s attorney said.

    Victor Swift, a Stuart attorney, said Dr. Shiping Bao, a native
    of China who performed the autopsy on Trayvon Martin, is being blamed for mistakes in the state’s case against Zimmerman.

    County spokesman Dave Byron said he did not know the circumstances surrounding Bao’s departure.

    MORE: http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20130910/NEWS/130919984?Title=Trayvon-Martin-medical-examiner-Shiping-Bao-no-longer-with-Volusia-County

    • Miranda

      Hmmmmmm!!!!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – —GLOATIN’ Time- – -He is BRUTAL!! — – -HAH!

    – – – -The Other Hostage Crisis

    – – – –While Republicans are still contemplating the threat of a government shutdown to defund Obamacare, they’re also considering taking the debt ceiling hostage to delay Obamacare.

    On Tuesday, during a closed-door meeting with Republicans, Cantor announced that the party won’t support raising the nation’s $16.7 trillion borrowing limit unless President Obama agrees to a one-year delay of the health care law.
    – — -SNIP – —

    Tuesday marks the first time Republicans attached a specific policy request to the ceiling vote, proposing to effectively repeal the ACA for a full year — a proposition that could actually increase the deficit by more than $20 billion dollars.

    They want to defund it. They want to delay it. They want to drown it in a bathtub. – –

    Who can keep track? — –
    THERE IS MORE – – – – —-EVIL/VILE — -B**TURDS!! – — -geesh!

  • TyrenM

    No advance copy! To whoever called it earlier, good job.

    • TyrenM

      Go Nellcote!

  • lamh36

    I know I’m probably a minority, but Richard Engel needs to give it a break. I wish that MSNBC did have another good foreign correspondant, but they don’t, so Richard Engel is it. And I’m sorry, but sometimes Richard Engel just seems tired and in need of a vacation.

    • nellcote

      I worry for his mental health. The CNN ME reporter ended up having a breakdown.

    • conlakappa

      Why would that be a minority view? He has been injecting himself into stories/making himself the story for a while now. But at least he has a kicking ‘do.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda♥— “AIR” time I scroll past these VIDEOS – –I wanna do a STANDIN’ “O” —4 OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT♥ -:>)- –

    — — – -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLa9Vn3TtIc – – – –

    THANK U 4 SERVING – -SIR♥ –B BLESSED♥ – -

  • crazycanuck

    test

    • TyrenM

      Microphone check 1.

      • crazycanuck

        lol, I though disqus was messing with me, It didn`t post my original post. SO NOT THE TIME FOR THAT

  • TyrenM

    Imma have to back off the TV for a minute. Ed on full blown emo mode. Also “what the President needs to do” shit. Uggh.

    • GreenLadyHere

      - – – -HEEY TyrenM. —**BIG HUG*** :>)

      **BIG fist bump*** – —geesh!!!- —How many times do we hafta say – – –http://31.media.tumblr.com/dfae294739f057a07d4edd77278eb352/tumblr_mltv24heYj1s7k1w6o1_400.gif DANG! — :

      C U TyrenM. :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – —-CONGRATULATIONS R in ORDER. :>) –

    Zimbabwean Author NoViolet Bulawayo Makes Short List For Britain’s Booker Prize – –:>)

    —- –According to npr.com, the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize, Britain’s most prestigious literary award, was announced today. Among the short listers was We Need New Names author and Stanford University fellow NoViolet Bulawayo. Although the Booker Prize is limited to writers from the British Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland, the list skews international, and includes novelists from Zimbabwe, New Zealand and Canada. The complete shortlist is:
    THERE IS MORE. — – —WELL DONE! – —PROUD of U♥ :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – -TWEETIN’ – – – -TRUTH :>) —

    — –☺@NerdyWonka
    #ProWomenPOTUS: Pres. Obama will nominate Heather Higginbottom as Deputy SoS. The first woman named to the job. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2013/09/10/obama-to-tap-heather-higginbottom-as-deputy-secretary-of-state/?wprss=rss_in-the-loop&clsrd
    View summary

    – – – – -☺@NerdyWonka
    #ThanksObamaCare MT @chaneylawfirm: Affordable Care Act makes docs report gifts from Big Pharma: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/National-Physician-Payment-Transparency-Program/index.html … … goes live 9/30/14

    – -***tears/SMILES** – – -Waitin’ 4 OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT♥

    – – —☺@NerdyWonka
    Stunning image! RT @dougmillsnyt: Outside the White House an hour before hearing from President Obama. #Syria pic.twitter.com/t8lPJxfMOj
    View photo — – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – —79% precincts reporting:- —

    – – –deBlasio– – – -39.5%

    – — -Thompson — –26

    — –QUINN – —- – -15.4
    — – -Liu – —- ——- -7.7

    – – –Weiner — – – — -5.1

    • rikyrah

      Come on De Blasio

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah; **BIG HUG**- – –“Waitin’2 —EXHALE.” LOL

  • JB20005

    I’m having way too much fun yanking the chain of Balloon-Juice front pager Betty Cracker, for her pacifist/alarmist crapping on the POTUS for the past 3-weeks.

    She’s called me just about everything but a child of God. I think I got under her skin a bit.

    :-P

  • nellcote

    from the tweet machine:

    Jon Favreau ‏@jonfavs43m

    CNN Instant Poll: 6 in 10 speech-watchers back Obama on #Syria

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY nellcote. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – – -“Da SABER” – – -“brang It!” –HUH! :>)

      – — –CONGRATULATIONS — -Mr. President♥ –:>) – -

  • nellcote

    Just because I’m trivial that way, I had to smile when PBO came walking down the hall to the East Room when so much time was wasted earlier discussing the significance of a speech from the Oval Office. (snicker)

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL – – -nellcote –:>) —

      YA MEAN – –LIKE THIS – –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMeljyghMFg#at=21 —-LOL – –

  • qosine

    Just got home from a democratic women’s event about 30
    minutes ago. We’re working on growing our membership and
    building our presence locally:) Meanwhile, I watched PBO’s
    address, and turned off msnbc.

    I loved the East Room venue — the candlelight in background
    with the chairs and beautiful red carpet. He clearly laid out his
    case. Franklin’s quote leading into “That’s what makes the USA exceptional.” Great address.

    Thanks, Miranda for the 5 clips of PBO’s interviews.

    • TyrenM

      I see why. Andrea lying. Chris Hayes on iffy maybe shit. Matthews yelling to hear his own voice.

      • qosine

        Yeah, TyrenM. I heard better analysis at my event
        tonight. On the way home, we were talking about
        watching the replay on CSpan, because we could
        understand what PBO said for ourselves without
        all the useless commentary.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY qosine. :>) ***BIG HUG** :>)

      — – -BEST wishes 4 your GROWTH in membership! :>)- —

      PROUD of U 4 your werk. :>) – –B BLESSED. :>) – -

      • qosine

        Thank you, GreenLady and TyrenM. Four counties represented at the event. We exchanged alot of good ideas, and members from my group had a great time
        driving up there and back! My van is Democratic
        Blue. lol

        • GreenLadyHere

          Woo! Hoo! —http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Smileys/SmileyYouGoGirlCutie.gif —

          – -Look @-chu. :>) – – My van is Democratic
          Blue.
          - – lol- — -

    • Aquagranny911

      I’m late to respond but GREAT SHARE!!! This is how we do it!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – -FROM MR. PRESDENT♥ – – –

    — – -White House promises vigilance on Sept. 11- – —

    – — -President Obama met Tuesday with his key national security advisers to discuss preparedness and security ahead of the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and the first anniversary of the Benghazi attacks.

    “The president’s national security team is taking measures to prevent 9/11 related attacks and to ensure the protection of U.S. persons and facilities abroad,” the White House said in a statement. “The president reiterated that protecting the American people, both at home and abroad,is the administration’s top national security priority.”

    “September 11th has been a day of remembrance for 12 years for Americans and others around the world,” the White house added, and “the events of last year, losing four brave Americans – Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods – brought home the reality of the challenges we face in the world.”
    THERE IS MORE – — –

    — –BLESS U SIR♥ —LEADERSHIP. :>) – – –

  • GreenLadyHere