This Is What 8 Million Means









126 Responses to “This Is What 8 Million Means”

  1. 1 Grab a Mop Grace
    April 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Happy Easter TOD!

    • 2 sjterrid
      April 20, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Happy Easter &/or Passover, TOD!

      Congratulations, Grab a Mop Grace on first.

      • 3 Grab a Mop Grace
        April 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm

        Thank you sjterrid..

        • 4 sjterrid
          April 20, 2014 at 2:02 pm

          I was so surprised when it said leave a comment on this thread. I figured I’d wish everybody here a Happy Easter, and then read the Rise and Shine thread, and the posts I missed yesterday.

  2. 5 jackiegrumbacher
    April 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Brava, NW, and Happy Easter.

  3. April 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Now I’m getting all tearful again, what wonderful real life evidence of how wonderful Obamacare is.

    Thank you Nerdy, SOOOOOOOO much!

    • 10 Nerdy Wonka
      April 20, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks, Chips.

      Millions of lives changed because President Obama decided it was the right thing to do even when others were telling him to leave it for another day because it would ruin his political capital.

      It makes me so happy.

  4. 11 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Love this post, Nerdy W! Yay!!!

  5. 13 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 2:13 pm

  6. April 20, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I love these posts. I love you sharing these stories from around the country.

  7. 17 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm

  8. 18 57andfemale
    April 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I want EVERYONE to read the Sam Stein tweet that references GOP Kevin McCarthy’s tear-down of ACA.

    Can SOMEONE tell me why Dem’s can’t be that thorough and that simplistic in selling policy? The GOP is full of GENIUSES at framing their lies. Why can’t we be equally effective selling TRUTH?

    NOT blaming PBO. Blaming a Democratic Party that thinks calling them ‘loons’ is a winning message, while GOP corrals the airwaves and knows how to structure soundbite after soundbite.

    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is not as bad as previous DNC chairs but nowhere near as effective as we should be at robustly selling our message.

    Hire George Lakoff, for God’s sake and save our country! We can’t do it alone, tweet by tweet, like TOD tries to do – we need a party infrastructure that ‘gets it’ and is doing part of the heavy lift.

    • April 20, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      THIS x 100,000!!!!!! ….or more! I was thinking this exact thing earlier today……thinking about how they have had Frank Luntz for years and how very effective the two, three or four word soundbites he gives them are……every time…….regardless of the subject. We have no one to do that. Makes me so angry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • April 20, 2014 at 2:39 pm

        On a more upbeat note: Happy and Blessed Easter to all at TOD….and your loved ones.

        At our four contemporary services this morning, the praise and worship teams did “Happy.” All congregations went crazy! It was just wonderful!!!!!!!!!!

  9. 22 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 2:36 pm

  10. 23 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    More Tito! 🙂

  11. 25 yardarm756
    April 20, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    A little something for you old heads to ponder.




    A TEST FOR ‘OLDER’ KIDS. I was picky who I sent this to. It had to be those who might actually remember. So have some fun my sharp-witted friends. This is a test
    for us ‘older kids’! The answers are printed below, (after the questions) but don’t cheat! answer them first…..

    01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don’t know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.

    02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The ____ ___________ Show.

    03. ‘Get your kicks, __ _________ _______.’

    04. ‘The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to ___________________.’

    05. ‘In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.’

    06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we ‘danced’ under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the ‘_____________.’

    07. Nestle’s makes the very best . .. . . _______________.’

    08. Satchmo was America ‘s ‘Ambassador of Goodwill.’ Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.

    09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.

    10. Red Skeleton’s hobo character was named __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, ‘Good Night, and ‘________
    ________… ‘

    11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________.

    12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________ &_______________.

    13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, ‘the day the music died.’ This was a tribute to ___________________.

    14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called ___________________.

    15. One of the big fads of the late 50’s and 60’s was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the ___________ ____________.

    16. Remember LS/MFT _____ _____/_____ _____ _____?

    17. Hey Kids! What time is it? It’s _____ ______ _____!

    18. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? The _____ Knows!

    19. There was a song that came out in the 60’s that was “a grave yard smash”. It’s name was the ______ ______!

    20. Alka Seltzer used a “boy with a tablet on his head” as it’s Logo/Representative. What was the boy’s name? ________


    01.The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.

    02. The Ed Sullivan Show

    03. On Route 66

    04.To protect the innocent.

    05.The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    06. The limbo

    07. Chocolate

    08. Louis Armstrong

    09. The Timex watch

    10. Freddy, The Freeloader and ‘Good Night and God Bless.’

    11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)

    12. Beetle or Bug

    13. Buddy Holly

    14. Sputnik

    15. Hoola-hoop

    16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco

    17. Howdy Doody Time

    18. Shadow

    19.Monster Mash

    20. Speedy

    Send this to your ‘older’ friends, (Better known as Seniors.) It will drive them crazy! And keep them busy and let them forget their aches and pains for a few minutes.

  12. 47 vcprezofan2
    April 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    And the GOPs have No-THING! 🙂 🙂

  13. April 20, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Tzar Vlad’s propaganda taking quite a beating both in Russia and Ukraine …

  14. April 20, 2014 at 3:32 pm


  15. 50 yardarm756
    April 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    True that!

  16. 51 yardarm756
    April 20, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Very informative.

  17. 52 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

  18. 53 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm

  19. 54 yardarm756
    April 20, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    It all depends on who’s ox is gored!

  20. 60 globalcitizenlinda
    April 20, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    first world problems : trying to complete a project proposal on Easter Sunday before deadline ;


    immigrant’s paradox :

    – having to convince your sick and elderly parents (overseas) that you have the Easter Sunday meal all figured out ;

    – while at the first opportunity quietly whispering to your many siblings (already overfed by said parents) that you really have no concrete food plan and are focused on beating the proposal deadline;

    – knowing all along that said siblings will not tell the parents the truth because they don’t want them to start worrying;

    okay, back to work – will go to confession later

  21. 61 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Prayers please for my cousin. We’ve been at the ER for several hours; complications with diabetes. Looks like she’ll be an inpatient for a few days and then will stay with me for a few days. Life is so funny, she came this weekend to give me a hand…

  22. 69 Nena20409
    April 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Bruce in NC on April 19 covering Brown eyed girl

  23. 70 yardarm756
    April 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm



    1. The sport of choice for the urban poor is BASKETBALL.

    2. The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is BOWLING.

    3. The sport of choice for front-line workers is FOOTBALL.

    4. The sport of choice for supervisors is BASEBALL.

    5. The sport of choice for middle management is TENNIS.

    6. The sport of choice for corporate executives and officers is GOLF.


    The higher you go in the corporate structure, the smaller your balls become.
    There must be a boat load of people in Government playing marbles.

  24. 71 Nena20409
    April 20, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    4-20-2010 the Gulf Coast BP Oil Spill Happened.

    It took 70 days or so for Dr Chu and his Friends in the Scientific world to finally help seal the leaks of millions Barrels of Oil that came up from about 5000 feet down.

  25. April 20, 2014 at 4:27 pm

  26. April 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    • 74 99ts
      April 20, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      I am amazed at how folks accept this & re-elect the GOP – 90% of the people in the state are workers – or would be workers.

  27. 75 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Lovely photo of QEII

  28. 76 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 4:41 pm

  29. 77 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 4:47 pm

  30. 78 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 4:52 pm

  31. 79 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 5:06 pm

  32. 80 Allison
    April 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Happy Easter All!!

    I don’t watch MTP. Did Todd really say this?

  33. 88 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 5:36 pm

  34. 89 Nerdy Wonka
    April 20, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    LOL. EPIC.

    • 90 Dudette
      April 20, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      This is kinda the way my parents outgoing message sounds on their answering machine. “What button do I press”… “I dunno, you’re doing the thing”… “Well can you hear me… “What?” Beeeeep! ”


  35. April 20, 2014 at 5:39 pm

  36. 92 yardarm756
    April 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    They’re written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words.Enjoy……..

    I’ve learned…. That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

    I’ve learned…. That when you’re in love, it shows.

    I’ve learned…. That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day.

    I’ve learned…. That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

    I’ve learned…. That being kind is more important than being right.

    I’ve learned…. That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

    I’ve learned…. That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way.

    I’ve learned…. That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

    I’ve learned…. That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

    I’ve learned…. That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

    I’ve learned…. That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

    I’ve learned…. That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.

    I’ve learned…. That money doesn’t buy class.

    I’ve learned…. That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

    I’ve learned… That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

    I’ve learned…. That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

    I’ve learned…. That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

    I’ve learned…. That love, not time, heals all wounds.

    I’ve learned…. That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

    I’ve learned…. That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

    I’ve learned…. That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

    I’ve learned… That life is tough, but I’m tougher.

    I’ve learned…. That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

    I’ve learned…. That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

    I’ve learned…. That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

    I’ve learned…. That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

    I’ve learned…. That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

    I’ve learned…. That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life.

    I’ve learned…. That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.

    I’ve learned…. That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

  37. 95 Nerdy Wonka
    April 20, 2014 at 6:03 pm


    This was my result and it fits me to a T. LOL: You checked off 31 out of 65 on this list!: You hate people. It’s true. But you haven’t totally given up faith in humanity and that’s impressive. You still have a little more hate left in you to give. Treasure that hate and save it for a special occasion.

    Here is the quiz: How Much Do You Hate People?


    • 96 Dudette
      April 20, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      I’m a moderate people hater (checked 20 out of 65)

    • 101 desertflower
      April 20, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      I had 8 out of 65….omg! I’m a “people person!” Been outside working like a dog in the yard today, so I haven’t been around much. Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday…If you celebrate Easter, hope it was wonderful. If not, hope your day is equally fabulous:) Debating whether I want to get in the car and run a couple errands…I ache from all the yardwork this morning….I could EASILY talk myself out of anything right now and take a nap….

  38. April 20, 2014 at 6:04 pm

  39. 105 Nerdy Wonka
    April 20, 2014 at 6:06 pm

  40. 106 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 6:07 pm

  41. 107 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm

  42. 108 Linda
    April 20, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Delurking for one comment about how much ” manhood” David Brooks has……very Macho David……

    David Brooks: A Republican senator put ‘his hand on my inner thigh’ for a ‘whole’ dinner party.

    BROOKS: You know, all three of us spend a lot of time covering politicians and I don’t know about you guys, but in my view, they’re all emotional freaks of one sort or another. They’re guaranteed to invade your personal space, touch you. I sat next to a Republican senator once at dinner and he had his hand on my inner thigh the whole time. I was like, ehh, get me out of here.


    Sounds like he is a girly man to me…..

  43. 112 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    This is AWESOME!

  44. 114 Nerdy Wonka
    April 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm


    Result: You got: Mindy Kaling: You and your friends are hilarious together. So hilarious that you actually feel bad for the people who don’t get to partake. You’re incredibly obnoxious when you’re all in the same room, which maybe you would feel self-conscious about if you weren’t having SO MUCH FUN.

    Here is the quiz: Who Would Your Celebrity Bridesmaid Be?


  45. 115 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    It’s been nagging me for a while. “This kid looks like somebody…” Well, here ya go!

  46. 117 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 6:31 pm

  47. 119 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 6:36 pm

  48. 120 Dudette
    April 20, 2014 at 6:40 pm

  49. April 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Fun quiz from NW: 20 out of 65. I sort of hate people. Sometimes. 🙂

  50. 123 hopefruit2
    April 20, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    So I walked in this evening just in time to catch some of ABC’s World News – and they were having a report on Easter celebrations in the US and in various parts of the world (e.g., Pope/Italy;, Greece). I was (not really) surprised to see that they never once mentioned or showed our First Family, although they devoted an entire segment to the Royal Family spending their Easter in Australia, with excessive fawning over the baby “Prince George” who was just doing what babies do.

    It appears that the media cannot report on the President/First Family unless they can find something negative or snarky or controversial to add to the report – and it would seem out of place if they added snark and negativity to the Obamas while fawning and oohing and aahing over the other subjects. In addition, I guess to show PBO’s confident & very MASCULINE GQ image in that brown suit would be just too much after they spent the entire day attacking his manhood….

    • April 20, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      In addition, I guess to show PBO’s confident & very MASCULINE GQ image in that brown suit would be just too much after they spent the entire day attacking his manhood….



    • 125 99ts
      April 20, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Always amazing hf that the US – who threw out royalty quite a few years ago – fawn all over them in current times.

  51. April 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    “The pushback against voting restrictions doesn’t stop there. Ohio and Illinois both may ask voters to consider changing their state constitutions to establish an affirmative right to vote. The Democratic National Committee has established a new project to register voters and advocate for expansive voting laws. And progressive movements from North Carolina to Mississippi to Texas are running their own registration and education efforts.”

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