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Obama: ‘If You Want To Be President, You Have To Work For Everyone’

President Obama accused Mitt Romney of “writing off” large portions of America in an appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman” taped Tuesday.

“One of the things I learned as president is you represent the entire country,” Obama told Letterman on Tuesday, according to pool reports. “If you want to be president, you have to work for everyone.”

The president suggested Romney lacked a basic understanding of the average American’s value set.

“There are not a lot of people out there who think they’re victims,” he said. “There are not a lot of people who think they’re entitled to something.”

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Romney Apologizes To Nation's 150 Million 'Starving, Filthy Beggars'

Seeking to limit the fallout from a videotaped speech in which he asserts 47 percent of Americans “pay no taxes” and do not take “personal responsibility and care for their lives,” Mitt Romney hastily called a press conference today to apologize personally to the “150 million starving, filthy beggars [he] might have offended.”

Saying that he deeply regretted his choice of words at a private $50,000-a-plate fundraising function in May—during which he argued “[his] job is not to worry” about the lower-earning half of the nation’s populace—Romney personally appealed to the country’s “dirt-caked garbage pickers and toothless street urchins” for forgiveness.

“First and foremost, I would like to offer a heartfelt apology to all the whores, junkies, bums, and grime-covered derelicts out there who make up nearly half our nation,” a visibly contrite and solemn Romney said outside a campaign stop at a local high school.

“In the coming weeks, I look forward to meeting real Americans in their squalid, roach-infested hellholes in every corner of this country. I promise to stand up for every one of you, even the 47 percent of you huddled together for warmth, fighting your own family members for moldy crusts of bread as you wallow in your own excrement.”

Added Romney, “And I look forward to serving you as your next president.

Did Secret Recording Of Romney Fundraiser Break Florida Wiretap Law?

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After Seven Days, Chicago Teachers Vote To Suspend Strike

Chicago teachers voted to suspend a strike that had gone into its seventh day today.

The Chicago Sun Times reports that means that 350,000 students in the nation's third largest school district will return to classrooms this week.

Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform

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Quick Links:
Major League Baseball Player Puts Gay Slur On Eye Black
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Puts Voter ID Law In Jeopardy
30 Seconds After Denying Court Is Politicized, Scalia Says Democrats Do ‘Not Stick To The Text’ Of The Constitution

Commence jibbering and jabbering!

Oh, and Happy Hump Day from Daisy and Lilly!

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  •  Good Maarrrrrning, MOTliteers! (11+ / 0-)

    In Madison WI we aarrrrrr at 37 degrees with an expected high of 74 degrees.

    Aye, ye scurvy dogs! Have a great day!!

    Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

    by JanF on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 03:08:58 AM PDT

  •  Full interview with David Letterman last night. (8+ / 0-)

    Ultimately, the only thing that matters with respect to preserving choice is who will be nominating the next Supreme Court Justices.

    by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 03:42:47 AM PDT

  •  Good Morning (7+ / 0-)

    it's a partly cloudy 61° here in Concord, NC. Will be a partly cloudy 75° with a 10% chance of rain.
    I could see Venus coming up over the top of the trees this morning.

    Happy Hump Day !

  •  Good Morning, Bucko! (5+ / 0-)
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    Wha' a grand round-up o' the news you have here today, lass!

    I heard mention of the eye black on ESPN yesterday, but didn't have time to listen to the story so it was nice to get filled in this morning.  A pox on that landlubber!

    The secret recording link was very interesting.  I hadn't heard a peep about that and the arguments presented as a possible defense were very good.  I guess even Mother Jones , who released the video could have been charged, but the 1st Amendment rights protect from that.

    Third, the person who made the tape could argue that he or she was exercising First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and the press. Romney was making important remarks about the election – the core protected area of the First Amendment.
    Have a fine talk like a pirate day, me hearties ;~D

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 03:52:53 AM PDT

    •  I had not heard anyone talking about the (3+ / 0-)
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      legalities of the secret recording either. I think it would be unwise for the Romney campaign to make a big deal out of it because it extends the news cycle on that particular thing that they would prefer to get past. But they are not the smartest cutlery in the drawer.

      I found out quite late last night that today was Talk Like A Pirate Day.

      I see that you aaaarrrrived prepared to weigh in!

      Have a great day, my friend!

      Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

      by JanF on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 04:00:49 AM PDT

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    •  GM JaxDem (4+ / 0-)
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      Time is moving along nicely at work.
      I personally don't miss Chris.
      I like my Radio on rock & roll & he had country on !

      not sure what I'll work on yet today. maybe pressure wash the double wide !the north wall has mildew on it & David bought new shutters. so it needs washed first & those shutters are saring at me!

      LOL

      hope it doesn't rain, the place needs to dry out so I can mow tomorrow.

      HHD

  •  RIP Steve Sabol (2+ / 0-)
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    Steve Sabol of groundbreaking NFL Films dies at 69

    Steve Sabol, 69, an art history major and football star in college who combined those two passions to help transform the family business, NFL Films, into a modern mythmaking marvel, died Tuesday, Sept. 18. He had been battling brain cancer since 2011.
    Even if you are not a football fan, you've most likely seen his football bloopers videos.

    Some may have even heard a snippet of his poetry:

    One of the poems Mr. Sabol wrote, "The Autumn Wind," accompanied a short 1974 film on the era's villainous Oakland Raiders that would become one of NFL Films' signature pieces.

    "The Autumn Wind is a Raider," Facenda says in a dramatic voice-over as slow-motion hits depict the team's ferocity, "pillaging just for fun. He'll knock you round and upside down and laugh when he's conquered and won."

    Eternal Rest to an incredible man.

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 04:11:37 AM PDT

  •  morning, all. hard to believe i am still up (6+ / 0-)

    its going to take about a week for me to get onto a new schedule again.  Things haven't been a bad as I expected for me after Stella leaving me Monday.  I feel such a sense of her being at peace and know so certainly i made the right decision and i swear the outpouring of support from you folks truly helped..

    did you know that someone donated $250 to Humane Society in Stella's honor and someone else bought treats and went to her shelter and gave them out for Stella.

    No wonder things havent been all that horrible without her.

    Thanks again, Wish me a few hours at least of rest. Busy day tomorrow.

    love and luck today to you all.

    •  Mornin', boatsie! (5+ / 0-)

      How touching that people made such generous donations in Stella's name.  I'm glad to know you're doing alright thusfar.  

      I lost my 12 year old boxer, Sally a few months ago and just yesterday a friend stopped by to give me a boxer bookmark she had spotted.  She thought it looked just like Sally -- it didn't really, but the gesture was so sweet and unexpected.  The bookmark had a magnet on the back so I put it on the side of the fridge as a remembrance of Sally in younger days.

      Sleep well and have a wonderful day.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 04:32:50 AM PDT

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    •  GM boatsie (4+ / 0-)
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      dk is an mazing place

      ((( boatsie & Stella)))

    •  That was such a wonderful diary, boatsie. (2+ / 0-)
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      Lots of kleenex were used up to get through it.

      Love and luck to you also.

      Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

      by JanF on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 05:09:31 AM PDT

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  •  Yar Me Hearties!! (6+ / 0-)

    Its Talk like a pirate day, so it be and so its time to chortle over the loot  as we force the (other political party) to walk the plank.
    Aye, while we're partying over the loot, they'll be feeding the sharks
    A Happy Ending for all from Captain exlrrp McHearty

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 04:37:07 AM PDT

  •  Florida Pastor may walk the plank! (4+ / 0-)
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    Egypt issues arrest warrants for Terry Jones, Coptic Christians over anti-Islam video

    Egyptian authorities on Tuesday ordered the arrest of seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a U.S. pastor for alleged involvement in the production of an anti-Islam video tied to protests across the Middle East and North Africa, the BBC reported.
    Private Investigator Offers to Arrest and Bring in Radical Pastor Terry Jones To The Egyptian Embassy Washington DC
    As a public service to the citizens of the State of Florida and the USA I am offering my services to the Egyptian government to follow up on the arrest warrant that they have issued for dirtbag Pastor Terry L. Jones, 60, and deliver him to the Egyptian Embassy 3521 International Court Northwest Washington, DC 20008.

    So-called Pastor Terry L. Jones, 60, has been a pox on the citizens of Florida for over 11 years, it is time for this guy to be shown the door and sent to Cairo Egypt to face the charges of  harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam and spreading false information. The prosecutors office says they could face the death penalty.

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 04:45:44 AM PDT

    •  A pox, indeed. (2+ / 0-)
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      I wish there would be some way to exact a penalty for that kind of incitement. Our freedom of speech laws protect even the ghastly Westboro Baptist Church which protests at military funerals.

      I hesitate to call for a change in such a fundamental law but it seems like when the speech is intended to incite violence there should be some kind of penalty.

      I was listening to a report on the radio a few days ago that said that the cultures in Egypt and Libya don't understand that our government cannot control speech. In those countries the governments do control speech. So the United States government is seen as the bad guy, not some crackpot pastor from Florida.

      Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

      by JanF on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 05:16:34 AM PDT

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      •  Jones' actions and words put our troops in peril (2+ / 0-)
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        and for that reason I feel stricter laws should apply.

        DOD: Gen. Martin Dempsey chose to phone Florida pastor

        The military’s top uniformed leader decided on his own to phone an extremist Florida pastor linked to an inflammatory anti-Islamic online video, the Pentagon said Thursday – no one else asked him to do so.

        Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey called Florida pastor Terry Jones on Wednesday to ask him to withdraw his support for the video that some reports have linked with anti-American unrest in the Muslim world, a spokesman said.

        “He called of his own initiative over concern that the violence incited by the film would pose risks to U.S. service members around the world,” said Marine Col. Dave Lapan.

        Jones and those like him should most certainly, imo, face harsh repercussions for their words and actions.  Much like Westboro, as you mentioned, those who deliberately and knowingly choose to use words and actions specifically designed to ignite and inflame others should not be allowed to hide like the cowards they are behind the apron of the first amendment.

        As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

        by JaxDem on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 05:45:23 AM PDT

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  •  Cool 50 degrees with clouds this morning. (4+ / 0-)
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    Have to take a short drive this morning to meet a fellow and look at an office.  I will take my camera, because you never know when there will be something interesting.  

    The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

    by Otteray Scribe on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 05:15:37 AM PDT

  •  Good morning. "Chick-fil-A agrees to end anti-gay (1+ / 0-)
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    donations, mandates equal treatment of gays"

     http://chicagophoenix.com/...

    Brand new favorite RSS feed of Daily Kos Radio Podcasts http://kagrox.libsyn.com/rss
    Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

    by We Won on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 06:38:11 AM PDT

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