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  1. 5 arapaho415
    January 11, 2016 at 11:11 am

    GM TODville.

    I’m probably the least tech-savvy person here (laptop only, shy away from apps, no smart phone, tablet, etc.), so not sure what this means, but I’m tuning in today at 10am PST to find out (LOVE @jonfavs).

  2. 6 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 11:20 am

    • 7 forus50
      January 11, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Perfect. Hey amk, I’m buying tickets for my boyfriend and me today. I can get you one and post your (winning!) number.

      • 8 amk for obama
        January 11, 2016 at 11:41 am

        Danke. That’s sweet of you. .. Wait, you have a bf? Why? I am right here.

      • 9 forus50
        January 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm

        And that is why. And the wifey unit.:):) Happy New Year! How crazy would that be if you won. Let me know if you have any lucky numbers you want me to get for you. Otherwise I just let the machine choose it.

        Example winning number from Sat.

        16 19 32 34 57 13

    • 12 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 11, 2016 at 11:56 am

      F-O-O-L-S…………………………………SPEND THEIR TIME CHASING MONEY INSTEAD OF WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT IN LIFE…AMERICANS ARE REALLY GOOD AT IT!

    • 13 0388jojothecat
      January 11, 2016 at 11:59 am

      I remember once when one of the lotteries got as big as $200million and some idiot spent thousands of dollars and did not win anything. The people who win are usually the ones who will by ONE QUICK PICK…..

      • 14 GGail
        January 11, 2016 at 12:17 pm

        The quick pick numbers are the ones that win, that’s why my belief is that the system is controlled so that the interest grows.

        • 15 SUEDUVALL SMITH
          January 11, 2016 at 1:08 pm

          THE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO WIN ARE THE ONES WHO WILL SHARE IT WITH THE POOR AND THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN WHO HAVE NOT BEEN BIRTHED TO PRIVILEGE…THERE ARE ALSO SO MANY SUFFERING VILLAGES IN 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES WHO COULD USE THIS AID.IF YOU CHECK IT…SOME WINNERS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO HANDLE IT…GREED KILLS AND THEY ARE DEAD.

          • 16 SUEDUVALL SMITH
            January 11, 2016 at 1:10 pm

            AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED…THE LOTTERY IS A CON FOR DEEP POCKETS…PERIOD!..JUST LIKE THE NRA IS A CON FOR SHORT TEMPERS!

  3. January 11, 2016 at 11:21 am

    • 18 Vicki
      January 11, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      I have had NO DOUBT all along that President Obama would close Guantanamo eventually. I wish it could have been easier and quicker for him as he has so many priorities and duties to juggle.
      But the RW and media being the losers they are, it has taken more time and effort than necessary. To no avail, for them.

      The final day as the last detainee leaves Guantanamo will be So Sweet.
      14 more are scheduled to depart in the next few days, leaving the total then at 90.

    • 19 Nena20409
      January 11, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Has figured out?
      Pres Obama has always known how exactly to close GITMO. GW Bush used his EO and CIC backing to star GITMO encampment. PBO has tried to get the Congress to close it and Congress has said No. Now, he is going to do it w/o leaving this mess to his predecessor.

  4. 20 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 11:22 am

    buh bye, bobby (effing jindal)

    • January 11, 2016 at 11:27 am

      God Bless him for this if nothing else. So sad to see people lining up for hours in those Massive health clinics put on by charities, which were life savers to many, but not the way to offer health care to thousands.

      • 22 0388jojothecat
        January 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm

        Don’t forget the hundreds that clog the emergency rooms and sit for hours and hours. When my mom did not have insurance the state of CA had free clinics for adults people who were under 65 and no children. With each GOP Governor who kept cutting and cutting these services my mom had to go to emergency. I would have to take her and sit for hours only to be triaged when sicker patients came in (very understandable). One time I took her after work and we sat in emergency from 6pm until past midnight and they got to her she didn’t want to stay, I could have choked her. I never did that again. Thank goodness she is on Medicare now.

    • 23 Don
      January 11, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Its really interesting to me that as Governor you have the ability to decide if the citizens of your state get healthcare or not. But you choose to deny your citizens that ability because you have a philosophical difference with the President of the United Stated of America.

    • 28 Vicki
      January 11, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Bravo!!! Louisiana becomes the 31st state to expand Medicaid. 19 left to do it.
      And do it they will.
      PBO always wins in the end because he is about helping People, not generating profit.

  5. 29 sjterrid
    January 11, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Good morning/evening, TOD. Congrats on first Alycee!

  6. 31 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 11:33 am

  7. 32 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 11:35 am

    where is df pic

    aaand I am outta here.

  8. January 11, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Simply Amazing..folks are all in…

    • 59 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 11, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      I’VE DECIDED TO WATCH THE SOTU…BUT I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT…GOING TO WATCH IT IN MY BEDROOM ON MY FLATSCREEN…ALONG WITH A CASELOT OF KLEENEX…I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS AT ALL. I WONDER IF PBO REC’D MY BOOKS..I SENT HIM SOME ENCOURAGEMENT HUG BOOKS!

  9. January 11, 2016 at 11:47 am

  10. January 11, 2016 at 11:49 am

  11. 66 0388jojothecat
    January 11, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I posted a comment and it disappeared?

  12. 70 JER
    January 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Meet John Fetterman, Head-Shaven Braddock, PA Mayor, A 6-foot-8 tatted-up Harvard Grad Running for Senate From Pennsylvania. He faces two established Democrats, former Environmental Secretary Katie McGinty and retired Navy Admiral Joe Sestak, in next year’s primary and, potentially, incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.

  13. 71 Dakota
    January 11, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Good Morning TOD Family.

    Woke up to the sad news about David Bowie. He was really was like no other.

  14. 72 No Child Left Behind
    January 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm

  15. 77 No Child Left Behind
    January 11, 2016 at 12:21 pm

  16. 78 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    on that note, gunnite.

  17. January 11, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Read his plans to change the constitution….

    • 81 JER
      January 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      • 82 Don
        January 11, 2016 at 12:45 pm

        This picture could be a normal picture of early twentieth century life in America. But what is interesting is that no one seems to have a reaction to the guy hanging in the tree.

      • 83 SUEDUVALL SMITH
        January 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm

        THIS IS WHAT PBO MEANT AT THE CNN GUN FIASCO…SOCIETY IS NUMB TO VIOLENCE!..HERE IS MY TAKE…YOU CANNOT BUILD ON A FOUNDATION OF SAND…AKA…FALSE HISTORY AND LIES. SOONER OR LATER THE TRUTH RISES AND THE LIGHT MEETS WITH THE AIR. PRESIDENT OBAMA OPENED THE DOOR …HE INVITED EVERYONE IN…BUT THE REAL RANKOR…THE VIOLENT ONES…THE HATEFUL ONES…THE EVIL AND GREEDFUL ONES…THE DECEITFUL ONES…THE LIARS…THE CHEATERS…THE KILLERS..THE SELF CONSUMED ONES…DID NOT ACCEPT THE INVITATION! SO WHEN THE WINDS OF JUSTICE BLOW…AND THEY WILL…………………JUSTICE WILL RIDE WITH OUR MIGHTY GOD AND THE LEFTOVERS WILL BE DRIVEN TO HELL WHERE THEY BELONG!

      • January 11, 2016 at 1:46 pm

        yes…

        Smartypants wrote an essay today …that puts more light on the Gov’s desperate move…

        The changes the South in experiencing right now with respect to both demographics and reverse migration are part of what is fueling the fear/anger that Donald Trump is tapping onto. We are at the initial stages of watching that dynamic unfold. But as I wrote recently, the candidacy of Trump is likely to accelerate rather than ameliorate the battle for the South. The changes in the Democratic Party that Cooper has identified aren’t creating as much noise as the screaming fear-mongering we’re hearing from the Republican base. But they will be fascinating to watch nonetheless.

        • 85 0388jojothecat
          January 11, 2016 at 2:15 pm

          Yes, I was listening to NPR last night and they were talking about the huge rise of Hispanics in SC. There was this lady who is a Republican and is finding it hard to recruit Hispanics to vote GOP due to Donald Trump.

      • January 11, 2016 at 4:11 pm

        Trump and Cruz supporters

  18. 88 JER
    January 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm

  19. 90 No Child Left Behind
    January 11, 2016 at 12:34 pm

  20. 92 No Child Left Behind
    January 11, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    From the GOP controlled Congress…

    • January 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      i suspect that he took special note/interest in this person because he would have been the first openly gay person to serve in that position…

      i asked him to check the list of all the other nominees awaiting confirmation

  21. 94 No Child Left Behind
    January 11, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    To be filed under No Comments.

  22. 97 No Child Left Behind
    January 11, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Very à propos.

  23. January 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Latest polls send shudders through Republican establishment
    01/11/16 08:40 AM
    By Steve Benen

    The Iowa caucuses are just three weeks from today, and the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, released over the weekend, offers little hope to the Republican establishment, waiting for its presidential nominating race to change. Here are the latest preferences from Hawkeye State Republicans:

    1. Ted Cruz: 28%
    2. Donald Trump: 24%
    3. Marco Rubio: 13%
    4. Ben Carson: 11%

    The remaining candidates are each at 5% or lower. The results are very similar to the findings from the latest Fox News poll, released late Friday, which found Cruz leading Trump in Iowa, 27% to 23%, followed by Rubio at 15%.

    To be sure, conditions can change over the course of three weeks – the GOP candidates will participate in two more debates between now and Feb. 1 – but the polling in Iowa has been fairly steady since early December, and Republican insiders eager to see Cruz and/or Trump falter have reason to feel anxious. Indeed, both major polls show the top two with at least 50% of the vote.

    The picture in New Hampshire is noticably different:

    1. Donald Trump: 30%
    2. Marco Rubio: 14%
    3. Chris Christie: 12%
    4. Ted Cruz: 10%
    5. Jeb Bush: 9%
    5. John Kasich: 9%

    As with Iowa, the remaining candidates are each at 5% or lower.

  24. 99 Allison
    January 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Please watch this video!

    TULSA, Okla. – Residents of an apartment building that went up in flames may have lost some material goods, but they certainly didn’t lose their sense of humor.

    A fire broke out Sunday at the Casa Linda apartments in Tulsa, Oklahoma. According to KOTV, more than 100 people lost power, heat and a few possessions.

    But there were no injuries and displaced residents have found shelter at a local church.

    Despite the severity of the situation, many of those who live in the complex were thankful that everyone was healthy and that all was not lost.

    • 100 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 11, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      PRECIOUS…THERE IS A GOD GIVEN STRENGTH THAT CANNOT BE DENIED…AND SHE HAS MISSED HER CALLING! STEVE HARVEY EAT YOUR HEART OUT!

  25. 106 Nena20409
    January 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    1-11-16
    LIVE at the WH, Josh “The Voice” Earnest is Briefing the WHPC, already in Progress.
    I an still saddened by the death of David Bowie. Gone too soon. RIP.
    Congrats to all the Au, Ag and Bronze⭐⭐⭐ winners, starting with Jazziz on this post and many others in the last 3 posts.
    So at the Briefing today. Sean Penn. Lottery Jackpot and David Bowie.

    Bowie was Intellectually head, Artistically. Ground Control to David Bowie!

  26. January 11, 2016 at 1:19 pm

  27. 113 Vicki
    January 11, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Guantanamo update—-another Saudi sent home!!
    Total now 103—-Another 13 will be released in the coming days
    Then one by one the rest will be sentenced, granted parole, what ever it takes..

  28. January 11, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Michigan’s Snyder facing nation’s most serious scandal
    01/11/16 08:00 AM—UPDATED 01/11/16 01:04 PM
    By Steve Benen

    As regular viewers know, The Rachel Maddow Show has devoted a great deal of time to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, but if you haven’t been focused on this scandal yet, it’s important to get up to speed.

    Over the weekend, for example, the editorial board of the Detroit Free Press turned its attention directly to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R), who’s facing calls for his arrest from protestors, comparing his handling of the Flint crisis to George W. Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina.
    Right now, the State of Michigan should be able to say that it has ensured the delivery of bottled water and water filters to every Flint resident whose drinking water has been contaminated by lead…. Instead, the governor is offering placid responses and slow-walking important remedies, while the investigation into how one of Michigan’s greatest man-made public health crises unfolded comes up with explanations in dribs and drabs.

    It’s not just derelict – it invokes inglorious comparison to other callous and insensitive official responses to tragedy. Think of the shameful federal response to Hurricane Katrina, where the same lack of urgency delayed life-saving aid. The poverty rate in Flint is 40%; 52% of Flint residents are African-American. And so we are prompted to ask: How would the state have responded to a crisis of such proportions in a community with more wealth and power?
    Of course, there’s a key, heartbreaking difference between recent developments in Flint and the crisis in New Orleans in 2005: Katrina was a natural disaster; Flint’s disaster was the result of public officials showing breathtakingly bad judgment.

    Let’s recap how we reached this point.

  29. January 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    How to help Flint, Michigan
    01/08/16 06:39 PM—UPDATED 01/10/16 11:59 PM

    Since we started covering the crisis in Flint, Michigan, where the drinking water has been poisoned with lead, we have received many calls from our viewers about how they can help.

    The situation on the ground now is that many people still do not have filters to protect themselves from lead in their tap water. As we reported last night, there is no government-run program for giving bottled water to people who cannot afford to buy it. If you need water in Flint right now, your best choice is turning to one of the local nonprofits that are giving it away. At this point, those nonprofits are running solely on donations.
    And that is where you come in. We talked to several of these Flint nonprofits today, and they broke it down for us like this:

    1) If you have a truck full of water, you can take it directly to The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, which is serving as a central distribution point.

    2) If you have a case of water, you can take it to one of three soup kitchens run by Catholic Charities:

    Center for Hope, 901 Chippewa Street, Flint, MI 48503

    North End Soup Kitchen 735 E. Stewart Ave, Flint, MI 48505

    Owosso Community Closet and Food Pantry 120 W. Exchange St., Ste. 300 Owosso, MI 48867

    Catholic Charities also accepts donations online.

    • 118 0388jojothecat
      January 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      It’s really sad and telling that our State and local governments can’t handle emergencies especially the ones they have created. Even in California we have gas leaking into the atmosphere in a SoCal well-to-do neighborhood and there was slow action by the company and the state and local governments.

  30. January 11, 2016 at 1:25 pm

  31. January 11, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    From the Detroit Free Press:

    Heck of a job, Governor

    Detroit Free Press Editorial Board

    12:09 a.m. EST January 10, 2016

    Think of the shameful federal response to Hurricane Katrina, where the same lack of urgency delayed life-saving aid.

    Governor Snyder: When are you going to turn your relentless, positive action toward assuaging the misery your administration has heaped upon the people of Flint?

    Right now, the State of Michigan should be able to say that it has ensured the delivery of bottled water and water filters to every Flint resident whose drinking water has been contaminated by lead. Right now, the State of Michigan should be able to say it has taken the first steps to craft nutritional and educational interventions for lead-poisoned Flint kids. Right now, the State of Michigan should be able to say it is using funds made available by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to replace aging lead water service lines in Flint.

    Instead, the governor is offering placid responses and slow-walking important remedies, while the investigation into how one of Michigan’s greatest man-made public health crises unfolded comes up with explanations in dribs and drabs.

  32. 126 Nena20409
    January 11, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    In_deed😉

  33. 128 Nena20409
    January 11, 2016 at 1:58 pm


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