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  1. 1 hopefruit2
    June 7, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    WOW..what an honor to witness this meeting of two greats…Mr. Townsend doesn’t look a day over 70.

  2. June 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Notice how agile and alert and sweet this gentleman is. Astonishing.

  3. 6 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

  4. 15 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 12:31 pm

  5. 16 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 12:41 pm

  6. 17 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I ❤️ My VP!

  7. 18 Ladyhawke
    June 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    “It’s fraud. … straight-up fraud,” the state’s Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reiterated during an MSNBC interview last week after a judge unsealed court documents from one of the Trump U. lawsuits and allowed for a more detailed look into the allegations of deceit.

    The strange part? Some key conservative voices agree with the Democrat’s legal assessment. That’s why back in February, a National Review writer denounced the Trump seminars as “a massive scam.” And last month, The Weekly Standard warned that Trump U. represented a “political time bomb” that could doom the candidate’s November chances: “Democrats will see to that.” (Both magazines have opposed Trump for months and have pointed to Trump U. as a reason for their opposition.)

    That’s what’s so startling about watching the conservative media this campaign season: It’s been completely knocked off its game. Known for its regimented messaging and willingness to almost robotically defend any Republican front-runner and nominee, Trump is finding only a smattering of defenders when it comes to damning allegations about his scam seminars.

  8. 19 Dakota
    June 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Good Southwest Morning TOD Family!

    What an exciting day it is!

    We’ve been in our new place about a week now (nowhere near totally settled in however), but we made sure to vote early. Will be getting registered here as soon as possible.

    Wishing everyone a fabulous day. Would someone please update me one Chips and her mom? Sending special thoughts and prayers their way.

  9. June 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    An elderly AA man, one white middle aged woman and one young Asian woman volunteered their time so I could vote right around the corner from where I live today. Please thank your poll workers!!

  10. 24 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 1:11 pm

  11. 25 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 1:22 pm

  12. June 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    if Sanders endorses Clinton….things might be different

    • 27 Sandy1110
      June 7, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Some of the hard-core Sandernistas I’ve read have claimed they’re beyond what Bernie says. It’s not about HIM, it’s about the MOVEMENT. I think it’s a lazy excuse to blame everyone for not making them get off their a$$es and vote.

      • 28 Sandy1110
        June 7, 2016 at 1:32 pm

        And…the Sanders attack dogs are the emos who whined about and never liked PBO from the start. They love Cornel West. That says it all right there.

    • 29 Dudette
      June 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Fuck ’em. Just PUMAs Jr. They don’t vote anyway. We got this!

  13. 30 Nena20409
    June 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest is LIVE, already in Progress, perhaps, half way through.
    Hello TOD.
    Sunny with Lovely Breeze in MN.
    Congrats, to all the Gold ⭐ winners, starting with this Post.
    Thank you, NW for the Great work you have done.
    Hello, Chips. I am seeding my Warmest Wishes to You, Your Mom & Danny.

  14. 31 Nena20409
    June 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm

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  16. 33 57andfemale
    June 7, 2016 at 1:33 pm

  17. 34 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Democrats who stay home elect Republicans

  18. 35 Nena20409
    June 7, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    • 37 MadameSoph
      June 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      OMG! That’s horrific! But look at her dedication to the role and attention to detail: that god-awful white around the eyes from the tanning salon protective glasses, the giant turtle belly. Her hair looks better than DT’s though…. 🙂

      • June 7, 2016 at 3:55 pm

        Oh, so that’s why there’s white around the eyes! I thought he just had a bad makeup artist…

        • 39 MightyPamela
          June 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm

          He IS a bad make up artist personified

        • 40 MadameSoph
          June 7, 2016 at 5:57 pm

          Yeah, jazziz2, I didn’t know about that either, I’ve never been to a tanning salon in my life. I also figured it was too much cover-up make up. A friend of mine clued me in. People who ski or snowboard get those white raccoon eyes, too, but DT doesn’t look like he exercises, and he’s orange, so pretty sure it’s from fake-tanning.

  19. 41 hopefruit2
    June 7, 2016 at 1:55 pm

  20. 44 desertflower
    June 7, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Hope so.

  21. 45 JER
    June 7, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in the Oval Office.

  22. 46 Nena20409
    June 7, 2016 at 2:02 pm

  23. June 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Progress ….

    • June 7, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      • 49 MadameSoph
        June 7, 2016 at 3:19 pm

        Reminds me of Susan Rice and how Repubs pushed “Benghazi!” and forced her to withdraw consideration for SoS and then PBO made her National Security Advisor 🙂

      • 50 jackiegrumbacher
        June 7, 2016 at 4:28 pm

        Good news in Afghanistan and in Iran. Rouhani is really stepping up to the plate.

  24. 51 Nena20409
    June 7, 2016 at 2:27 pm

  25. 60 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 2:57 pm

  26. 61 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 2:58 pm

  27. 62 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 2:58 pm

  28. 63 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Yay! 😆

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  30. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    June 7, 2016 at 3:09 pm

  31. 66 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 3:10 pm

  32. 68 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm


  33. 69 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 3:14 pm

  34. 70 JER
    June 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    NOW; Vice President Delivers Remarks at the Allegheny College Civility Award Event – http://abcnews.go.com/Live

  35. 73 jacquelineoboomer
    June 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Although Trump sees “his family” in a special light, so anything’s possible.

  36. June 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Rest in peace, good pup.

  37. 76 desertflower
    June 7, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Hard to choose only one, but this POS ranks right up there, for me, as the most wretched excuse for a human being on the planet. I want karma to find him and make him question himself…


    As well as Cotton’s disgusting self….there’s also this:

    ” This story also sheds some light on Republican obstruction to President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. The question becomes: to what extent are they playing games that are designed to inflict special pain on the president? I am reminded of something Sen. Lindsay Graham said back in 2013, “Anytime you challenge the president, Obama, it’s good politics.” In other words, “we don’t give a damn what it means for the country or the nominee if it works for us politically.” That’s the Republican Party we’ve been dealing with for almost eight years now.”

    The end of any control that Republicans have, can not come soon enough. I want them to be irrelevant.

    • 77 jackiegrumbacher
      June 7, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      You’re right about putting Tom Cotton up there in the ranks of the most despicable, but it’s a crowded platform. That there are millions of Americans who think this racist, sadistic, unpatriotic behavior is okay is what truly depresses me. We have to win back the Senate and marginalize these creatures.

  38. 78 desertflower
    June 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Paul Ryan…”Wonky Greed Over People Party Voice” still wants companies to be able to make off with people’s retirement….those damn regulations!

  39. June 7, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Good afternoon, TOD!

    George Carlin on Muhammad Ali’s opposition to Vietnam, ending with Carlin’s version of “America The Beautiful.” ❤ I miss his voice…

  40. 81 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 4:52 pm

  41. 82 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    • June 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      That was back in his OLA (office if Legislative Affairs) days. The only party of the job that I hated was accompanying congressional spouses on the CODELs…

    • 84 vcprezofan2
      June 7, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      How long ago was that? 🙄 VP Joe can laugh, but I do believe this small-minded man is likely speaking nothing more than the truth when he says he still resent that little service.

        • 86 vcprezofan2
          June 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm

          Honestly, I cannot think of one thing McCain has said or done that would create a glimmer of respect in the mind of any sensible person! (And don’t tell me that when he was campaigning he stopped a supporter from disparaging Sen. Obama. IMO, he only did *that* after prompting from the media.)

          • June 7, 2016 at 5:59 pm

            I’m embarrassed to say that I supported him in the 2000 primary. That was the only year that I did not do my normal vetting matrix. Needless to say, in 2008, I was surprised AND disappointed to find his record on veterans issues was abysmal!

            • 88 vcprezofan2
              June 7, 2016 at 6:07 pm

              Well, you got his number the 2nd time around. ‘ Better late than never.’ In 2008 I was appalled to stumble upon a video clip of a hearing where he was yelling and screaming at family members of veterans. Honestly, just the sight of him ranting is enough to turn my stomach. I haven’t ever seen his ‘mavoricky’ side in all the years since he’s come to my attention. I wish he’d go away. I so hope his opponent wins this year!

  42. 90 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm

  43. 91 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm

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  45. 93 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 4:58 pm

  46. 94 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    This makes me wanna cry! Look what the damn Republicans have done to our country.

    • 95 vcprezofan2
      June 7, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      This is so sad. Are they going to do bullet proof student clothing next? After all, many of these shootings have been ‘frontal’.

      • 96 Dudette
        June 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm

        Exactly. Ugh!

        • June 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm

          Bullet proof underwear, baby strollers…pink and blue baby guns…
          We’re capitulating to the tiny blood-sucking, money-grubbing, zero-accountability gun manufacturers and teeny nra faction.
          Instead of doing what other nations have done – who today record next to No gun deaths.
          Let’s STOP normalizing the crazies and existential threats to American democracy — like Trump.
          Let’s STOP normalizing guns.

  47. 98 Dudette
    June 7, 2016 at 5:02 pm

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  49. 100 JER
    June 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm

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  51. June 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    We just got back from voting in the Iowa Democratic primary. I voted for Patty Judge for Senate, even though I’ve been reading some less than satisfactory things about her recently. The DSM Register endorsed the other guy, but I know she’d have a better chance against that idiot Grassley. I hope the pace picks up – we were only #51 and #52 and it’s almost 5PM. Onward to November! 🙂

  52. 103 Allison
    June 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm

  53. 104 desertflower
    June 7, 2016 at 6:03 pm


  54. 105 MadameSoph
    June 7, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Just came back from voting :-)!

    The polling place wasn’t crazy busy, but I had to wait in a line of about six people to vote. As I was walking in, I couldn’t help looking around and profiling my fellow voters a bit, trying to guess who was BS and who was HRC. I know I shouldn’t judge books by their cover, as I’ve been proven wrong in my assumptions before. I once had a surprising conversation with a middle-aged white guy who looked like an undercover cop who turned out to be as much of an Obot as any TODer. A black woman that I know will probably end up voting Trump, so you never know.

    Anyway, as I was punching my card in the voting booth, I heard a booming voice behind me tell the poll worker, “I’m a No Party Preference but I want to vote with a Democratic ballot.” I turned around and he was straight out of central casting: a big, loud, thirty-something white guy with a neck-beard and cargo shorts. Pretty sure he was going to vote for BS, but I suppose it’s always possible that he ran out of the polling place after voting, raising his hands in the air and yelling, “Hill, yes!” 🙂

  55. June 7, 2016 at 6:10 pm

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