“I heart Michael Moore!!! My husband is a retired Ford employee of more than 30 years, and even HE AGREES with the stipulations Michale suggested on the US auto makers! If the gov't. does NOT impose strick stipulations, then we will have just wiped our collective arses with billions of non-existant money - like Washington, DC allowed AIG to do!!!!! At least TWICE!!! Ergo, I second your comment :)”
“I'm not going to sweat bullets over THIS "shrub-abise-of-power/priviledge" move, YET. According to Constitutional Law Expert, Jonathan Turley (this man's a GENIOUS!!!), from his appearance on either KO's os Rachel's shows a few days ago, the criminally insane shrub can issue pardons ONLY when there's been a SPECIFIC CRIME listed on an indictment/subponea, and some kind of specific DATE (of offense/warrent issued...not sure which). Can someone validate this info so I can be sure that I'm not TOO FAR off base? Thanx!!!”
editpro14 on Nov 20, 2008 at 11:39:04
“Nixon was never formally charged with a crime, but that didn't stop Ford from pardoning him.”
“That was HYSTERICAL!!!!!!! Very happy to know that CNN has a sense of humor & were such good sports with this! John King was outrageous!!!!! Of course, MSNBC's Chuck Todd. et al would've been just as good sports too!!! Yet another reason why Jon Stewart is late-night-cable-news KING!!!!!!”
mredder4 on Nov 19, 2008 at 11:59:24
“Yeah, I enjoyed that CNN got in on it too, rather than just being regularly lampooned. I enjoy seeing news figures step outside of their carefully crafted personae once and a while, like Brian Williams hosting one of the funniest SNL episodes of the past 10 years.”
“I haven't missed a Rachel show yet - since her debut on 9-8-08!!! Excellent choice in guest hostess and HER choice of guests! Great job in keeping with the spirit of Rachel's show, Arianna!!!
I missed you as a guest on Bill Maher's show this season - maybe in February when he returns?!
I'd LOVE to hear that the Obama Advisors are considering either Naomi Klein or Paul Krugman as the Secretary of Treasury; They both offer "fresh & new" (as opposed to "Clinton's 3rd term" faces) AND they're a couple of the smartest people in this Country to help lead us out of this economic meltdown - safely & securely!!!!
Either way, I'm going to set the DVR for tonight so I don't miss 1 second!!!!!! You go, Arianna - see you @ 9!!!!”
“I am SOOO proud of the Obama's AND to be an American - FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY ADULT LIFE!!!!! I (we) have been STARVED for an intellectual LEADER, and I must say, we scored HUGE with President-Elect Barack Obama! Personally, I think the Good Lord PURPOSELY "broke the mold" after he made Barack Obama to rescue us and the World from the e v i l SHRUB!!!”
HangInThere on Nov 15, 2008 at 13:40:46
“Add another amen! I just started reading Obama's books -- what a wonderful and revealing experience. Not only is he articulate, it is clear from the opening chapters that he is a deep thinker, that his understanding of diversity - across racial, social and economic lines - is deep within his upbringing and his psyche. What a wonderful change -- almost unimaginable - that we actually have a new leader of our nation who is intellegent, articulate, honest, and sensitive to the lives and needs of all people -- everywhere! And the man can actually write!
If I needed any affirmation of my confidence in him (which I didn't,), his writings simply underline his quality. Now let's help him make it happen!!!”
Eriq on Nov 15, 2008 at 11:52:04
AnalyzeIT on Nov 15, 2008 at 11:29:52
“BROVO!! Well stated, thank you. Just listening to him give me hope.
Like President Elect Obama stated, it won't be easy - but at last we will have a president who cares about all people, not just the wealthy.”
“DeMint said, "Americans do prefer a traditional conservative government," he said. "They just did not believe Republicans were going to give it to them."
Hey, republiC0NS: American's want & NEED PROGRESSIVE-minded politicians in Washington; not you 18th century facs!sts & your backward thinking!!! The majority of Americans will NEVER "believe" republiC0Ns will EVER "give" us what we want, need, or even ASK you for!!! You're "brand" is history; THAT's why you unintelligent, corrupt fear/hate-mongers lost the presidency, the Senate, AND the House!!! (Not to mention some state & local positions, as well!!!)”
gladys46 on Nov 15, 2008 at 10:34:12
“Why do they continue to speak for "Americans"!?? Republicans... they can't hear either !”
“I would feel that I'd died & gone to HEAVEN if P-E Obama included Paul Krugman & Naomi Klein on his economic board!!!!!
However, you, sir, must be a repub or NUTS to want to Bill Gates any where NEAR a panel of professionals who want to rebuild the AMERICAN middle class - NOT the East INDIAN middle class! You must have missed the news ALL those days the MSM were reporting on Gates wanting to hire ILLEGAL/LEGAL ALIENS to work his "American jobs" this year, right? Sorry but, Bill Gates is NOT a good representation of 21st century AMERICAN business and where Pres. Obama wants to take this Country!!!”
“Simmer down, there, chickcheney! Please try to remember that there were large numbers in the Asian, Latino, and WHITE electorates that voted on the Prop 8 ban. This is NOT a good way to start off our new Change for America direction; Please don't point a finger at one group when ALL groups are guilty.
“I truly hope that Sen. McCain sees this moment as his golden opportunity to redeem his "maverick", "indepedent" legacy to change the republican party's course to a more intellectual, moral, ethical, and PATRIOTIC party than from what Ronnie Raygun, Daddy Shrub, baby-shrub & his "administration" turned the party into more than 30 years ago. NOW is his time to LEAD & bring the republican party into the 21st century & restore the Lincoln legacy & philosophy & allow RESPECT & COMPASSION back into the party.
This is a genuine "GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY" for John McCain to be written in the history books along SIDE President Barack Obama. Maybe this is exactly what "the Powers that Be" had in store for him all along? I sure hope he takes it - to restore his soul as well as his legacy - and ends up on the right side of history!!!!”
Schnides on Nov 6, 2008 at 14:01:40
“I agree. The man made some mistakes and is being offered another chance. Isn't that what life is all about, second chances? I sure would love to see Obama and McCain make history together on the same side.”
“I appreciate your sentiments, Mr. Krugman, however, I'm more concerned about the political "monsters" lurking in EVERY corner & dark space...namely a voting booth. Although we Americans FINALLY elected an AA to the office of president, many of us - simultaneously - revoked basic rights, liberties & freedoms from fellow American citizens who are "different" from the mainstream: namely Prop 8 & the revokation of the Gay & Lesbian citizens in California rights to legal marriage.
After reading your entire article on your NYTs blog, I found the following comment by a "fellow American" particularly disturbing:
"...it’s extremely troubling that based upon the results of two propositions on the California ballot, voters are more concerned about the dignity and rights of farm animals than they are about the dignity and rights of gay people."
Also disturbing is the fact that some of those same G0P "monsters" actually won re-election in their states Tuesday, like Michele Bachman - MN, convicted FELON Ted Stevens - AK, Mitch McConnell - KY, and so many more to try & keep us COMPASSIONATE Americans held hostage to their unethical, & immoral behaviors, philosophies & ideologies indefinitely.
Tuesday night, Americans took one phenomenally great one step forward but, because the majority feels the need to alienate, disenfranchise, and scorn any particular group of the electorate, they took two major steps backwards - with the re-elections of some of the G0Ps "monsters" and the passage Prop 8. I'm afraid that we, the People, are the true "monsters"”
“Oooo...Good one! I LIKE that idea WAY more than that capitulating Pelosi! DW-S would NEVER give in to an immoral, unethical piece of legislation like Pelosi did on FISA - not to mention, taking Impeachment of the shrub "off the table"!!!!!”
“Debbie, you & Bob Wexler ROCKED for Obama all year! Thank you SOOO much for all your hard, DEDICATED work for our victory Tuesday night!!!!!!!! I'm still in a state of "shock & awe" that we won, not only Florida, but PA & my "conservative state" of Ohio as well! Thank God we turned blue Tuesday, now I don't have to move to the East Coast to live in a democratic state!
Again, Thank you, Debbie, you have become a new "political heroin" for me this election year & I can't WAIT to see what paths your bright political career takes off onto!!!!!!!! You ROCK, Girl!!!! (Now DW-S truly IS a "pitbull with lipsitck" - but WAY cuter & with WAY more compassion & patriotism!!!!!)
We love you, Debbie, Bob, & FLA!!!!!!!!!!!”
CVN65 on Nov 6, 2008 at 11:31:19
“Jan- she is your new "heroine", unless, of course, you are speaking of the one drug BHO did not put into his body during his formative years.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Barack & Maya and their families, and, personally speaking, I believe that Grandma Dunham is right there with Barack & the Girls as this election plays itself out today and many days to come. His family - Stanley, Madelyn, & Mom, Ann, - as are all of us, are SOOOO PROUD of Barack & his accomplishments and his temperment during ALL of the "tests" of his will & composure during these last two years. If THIS doesn't prove just how much America needs Barack Obama and how much good he WILL do for all of us, I guess nothing really will.
Peace & a safe journey home, Mrs. Dunham, you've found your husband & daughter once again. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful & genuine man to lead us out of this dark age from the bush administration. We'll look after Barack for you now. May Peace & Light be yours now.”
Beca on Nov 5, 2008 at 09:03:57
“That was a beautiful sentiment, thank you for sharing it with us.”
Oct 24, 2008 at 10:18:08
“I have loved Ron Howard since I was old enough to have a MEMORY, I've loved his TV "Dad", Andy, since he put Barney in charge of Otis; and I've LOVED "The Fonz" since I was a raging tornado of teenaged-hormonal schizophrenia! Thanks for bringing back ALL of those memories, Ron! This should be a prime-time Ad for the Obama-Biden Team!!!! Potzi & Ralph-Malph must be supporting the "other" Campaign? Would've been funny to see THEM too!!!
Great spot, Ron Howard: and thanks again for the flood of wonderful memories for most of us!!!!!”
“This was so poignant that I felt I MUST share it with all of you:
My husband & I were just talking about this article - after I e-mailed it to my daughter & her husband in Minneapolis - & he said that he's pretty unnerved by Bachmann's treasonous statements against EVERYONE other than herself and Ohio's G0P's attempts to disenfranchise our voters in 2004 & that they're trying to repeat it for THIS election. He said, "Man, it makes me REAL proud of Dennis (Kucinich) and his 'aliens'!!! I wish he'd see MORE of 'em!!! H3II, I wish they'd come down & take ALL of the republiC0Ns, the members of AIP, the 'evangelical Christians', and the whole LOT of those a**hole$ who hate America, her citizens, her history, and her promising future - take 'em for a 'ride' and (conveniently) forget where they took 'em from and relieve us from this nightmare! Oops, a black hole maybe?!?!"
He's onto something there, as are a few commenters here: If Ms. McCarthy TRULY wants to start "investigating" the true "antiAmericans", she NEEDS to start with the "country" of Alaska & it's LEADERS - the "first dude" family and THEIR associates!!!!!!
“Naw, give Smerc his OWN show & hook him up with Rachel. The common sense & intellectual knowledge base between the two of them would cause MSNBC's ratings to sky-rocket!!! Although Harold is a VERY close contemporary of them both! We all seem to be forgetting Richard Wolffe!!!! Rrrrrraarrrrr - he's easy on an old Lady's eyes as well!!!!!!!”
“LMAO, Al Bundy to help win over the blue-collar, white guys!!! If ANYONE could "relate" to THAT demographic, it's Al Bundy!!!!! Thanks for helping fight the good fight, Ed, all of your "Married..." fans truly appreciate your efforts!
“THAT is a PERFECT song after last night's performance & these pix today!!! We ALL should heed those lyrics; thanks SO much for posting them!!!!!!!!! ENJOY your day as we all will (unlike poor independentinVA)!!!!!!!!”