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  1. 1 desertflower
    June 28, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    These are BOTH MUST SEE!! Meanwhile….in Stupidass Land:

    He’s a petty, vindictive little snit.

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/06/trump-files-time-donald-dumped-wine-reporter

    Brenner profiled Trump for the magazine in 1990, and the mogul hated the piece. “The story was, in fact, one of the worst ever written about me,” he complained in his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback. He also noted that Brenner was an “unattractive reporter.”

    Trump got his revenge, though. Another Trump profile, this one in New York magazine, reported in 1992 that he “boasts about having poured a whole bottle of wine down Marie Brenner’s back after she wrote a story on him that hated.” Trump was still boasting five years later: The New Yorker’s Mark Singer, who profiled the mogul in 1997, relates in his new book, Trump and Me, that Trump told him he’d gotten even “by pouring red wine down Marie’s dress at a charity dinner.”

    There’s more examples of his bullying, petty and vindictive self at the link. What a fucking moron.

  2. 2 Judith Fardig
    June 28, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Couldn’t agree more with you about Drumpf! Congrats, DF.

  3. June 28, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you, once again, NW for all you are doing to sustain TOD!!

    Congrats df 🙂

    Hi Judith 🙂

    Well, one can …. 😉

    back to work … bbl ….

  4. 7 Linda
    June 28, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    House Republican lawmakers sought to reverse previously passed legislation restricting the display of the Confederate flag in federal cemeteries by slipping a provision stripping the legislation into a larger appropriations bill that included Zika funding. The House bill passed last week on largely partisan lines, but was blocked in the Senate Tuesday by a Democratic filibuster.

    The Confederate flag language was just one of a number controversial provisions included in the bill, which also included an amendment cutting Planned Parenthood funding and other swipes at the Obama administration’s public health initiatives.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/confederate-flag-zika-funding

  5. 9 Nena20409
    June 28, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Congrats, DF for your Gold ⭐

  6. 10 desertflower
    June 28, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    She should sue the pants off him for slander and libel

    • 11 pkayden
      June 28, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      Secretary Clinton looks gorgeous in that photo. She should just ignore these stupid charges. No one who is going to vote for her believes any of these blatant lies. If she sues, she’ll just be giving Trump a chance to throw more dirt at her.

    • June 28, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Unfortunately public figures can’t easily sue over libel & slander.

    • June 28, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Trump polls better on National Security ? Un-be-lie-va-ble.

      • June 28, 2016 at 5:58 pm

        Even more unbelievable is that he polls better on Honesty? I wonder what kind of sample… Anyway, in the next few months, americans will learn a lot about Trump fraudulent activities. And let’s hope they finally see Trump for the pathological liar he is.

  7. 15 Nena20409
    June 28, 2016 at 2:19 pm

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  9. 33 Linda
    June 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    These people are dumb as dirt.

    Donald Trump’s first foray into email fundraising is not off to the greatest start.

    The presumptive Republican presidential nominee was hesitant to fundraise before his paltry May fundraising statistics were publicized this month, but now it seems the Trump campaign is overcompensating by sending fundraising emails overseas.

    Numerous members of the British parliament have complained that they have received multiple emails from the Trump campaign asking for a donation.

    She rebuked Trump’s son in an email that she also posted to Twitter.

    “Quite why you think it appropriate to write emails to UK parliamentarians with a begging bowl for your father’s repugnant campaign is completely beyond me,” she wrote in the email. “Given his rhetoric on migrants, refugees and immigration, it seems quite extraordinary that he would be asking for money; especially people who view his dangerous divisiveness with horror.”

    Forgot to include @realDonaldTrump. why your son is contacting us is beyond bizarre. pic.twitter.com/QGiArA8YWD

    — Natalie McGarry MP (@NatalieMcgarry) June 23, 2016

    Dear @nytimes, could you pass a message to @realDonaldTrump for me? Please stop sending campaign begging letters to MPs. It’s pathetic!

    — Stuart McDonald MP (@Stuart_McDonald) June 27, 2016

    They’ve been getting these emails for the past week,” he said. “Ever since he came to Scotland.”

    Mullins-Silverstein told Fusion that he has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission.

    It appears that English MPs also received the fundraising emails from the Trump campaign, as one complained about them to the Speaker of the House Commons, according to Politics Home.

    “Members of Parliament are being bombarded by electronic communications from Team Trump on behalf of somebody called Donald Trump,” Sir Roger Gale said on Tuesday, according to Politics Home. “Mr Speaker, I’m all in favour of free speech but I don’t see why colleagues on either side of the House should be subjected to intemperate spam.”

    Sir Roger seemed to have trouble even deleting the Trump emails.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-fundraising-british-members-parliament

  10. 38 desertflower
    June 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    bbl 🙂

  11. 39 arapaho415
    June 28, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    GM/GA TODville.

    These babies are the cutest thing on the Internet today… the baby boy’s expression is priceless, and love the father in the window with the boy’s brother:

  12. June 28, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    “MPs ‘bombarded’ by spam emails from Donald Trump”

    https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/politics/news/76692/mps-bombarded-spam-emails-donald-trump

    Sir Roger Gale appealed to the Speaker of the Commons to help to block the “intemperate spam”.

    John Bercow responded by sympathising with the “exceptionally tedious experience” and said he would ask Parliament’s digital team to look into stopping people receiving the messages.

    Raising a point of order this afternoon, Sir Roger said: “Members of Parliament are being bombarded by electronic communications from Team Trump on behalf of somebody called Donald Trump.

    “Mr Speaker, I’m all in favour of free speech but I don’t see why colleagues on either side of the House should be subjected to intemperate spam.

    “Efforts to try to have these deleted have failed. I wonder if you’d be kind enough to intercede with the Digital Services Department to see if they may be blocked.”

    • 42 desertflower
      June 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      No foreign donations allowed

      “Can non-US citizens contribute?
      Foreign nationals are prohibited from making any contributions or expenditures in connection with any election in the U.S. Please note, however, that “green card” holders (i.e., individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S.) are not considered foreign nationals and, as a result, may contribute. For additional information, consult our “Foreign Nationals” brochure.”

      I seriously doubt those folks Trump was asking for money can donate to him. IOKIYAR?

      http://www.fec.gov/ans/answers_general.shtml#Can_nonUS_citizens_contribute

  13. 43 GGail
    June 28, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I know that PBO doesn’t have all the answers, but, he speaks with such calm and his thoughts make sense, that he is able to calm me down. Now if we could just get those stock market rabble-rousers to calm down too!

  14. June 28, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Trump is a colossal idiot. There is NO getting around that.

  15. June 28, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    One can always HOPE ….

    Yes WE Can

  16. 46 Ladyhawke
    June 28, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    In 2000, Donald Trump boldly told Fortune magazine, “It’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it.” Sixteen years later, he’s structured an entire presidential campaign around making good on that boast. While Trump is turning out to be a disaster for the Republican Party, the real estate magnate is pretty much guaranteed to come out richer. That was the plan all along. And conservative voters, conditioned by decades of right-wing politicians and media exploiting and enhancing their gullibility, make the perfect victims for his ruse.

    • 47 0388jojothecat
      June 28, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      He learned from the best grafter in the land….$arah Palin. $he made million$ on her faux 2012 presidential exploratory campaign driving her family around America in a luxury bus paid for by the gop/teaparty gullibles.

  17. 49 JER
    June 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm

  18. 50 JER
    June 28, 2016 at 6:27 pm

  19. 53 desertflower
    June 28, 2016 at 6:31 pm

  20. 56 JER
    June 28, 2016 at 6:50 pm

  21. 57 desertflower
    June 28, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Must Read.

    https://www.balloon-juice.com/2016/06/28/britains-right-wing-versus-ours/

    AMY GOODMAN: So there you have it, Donald Trump saying what’s—with the pound going down, that would be good for his golf course. Can you respond to—

    PAUL MASON: His visit has just been relentless comedy, I’m afraid. And any of your viewers who are thinking that this man might become the president of the United States need to really worry, because he arrived and said, “What a great result. The people have got their way, to leave,” but he’s in Scotland. Scotland voted to remain. And Scotland will probably now leave the United Kingdom.

    And as for what he said there about the pound falling being a good thing, well, if we were an export-driven economy and we had an industry left—Margaret Thatcher, unfortunately, destroyed our industry—that might be true. But we are largely an importing economy and a service-driven economy, which can only really carry on with our own current economic model, the finance-driven, financial services-driven model, if we remain part of Europe. You know, what’s threatening the share price of major British banks right now is the fear that they will lose their ability to trade in Europe. So, Trump is just completely wrong, and also crass, I think, in the way that he’s kind of blundered in here. And, I mean, remember Sarah Palin in the 2008 referendum—election in the United States, didn’t—you know, didn’t know much about the rest of the world, couldn’t—you know, really couldn’t tell you much about, for example, Russia. This guy has come into our country and gone to the very place and said the very opposite thing compared to reality.

    And, you know, I think, quite right, no major politician has met him, because he’s not only toxic, he’s seen here as a racist. And we have a Muslim mayor of the city I’m sitting in, and a Muslim mayor who, under Trump’s proposals, would not be able to visit the United States.

    AMY GOODMAN: How does Trump supporters compare to those in the Britain First movement in Britain who were pushing for Brexit?

    PAUL MASON: The Britain First movement is a tiny fascist group which wears uniforms, like these people that have been perpetrating crimes today in the United States. They are a ultra-rightist, almost Ku Klux Klan-like group. That is one thing. The leave campaign, 52 percent of people voted leave, look, this is way broader than Trump. United Kingdom Independence Party, which is this party that has one member of Parliament but is very influential, they are more like the tea party. But I have to say that what we have in Britain, you know, there are some extreme social conservatives who, for example, would want to ban abortion, and have very reactionary and racist views on ethnic minorities, but really they are a much smaller minority, and therefore even the people who wanted a hard exit from Europe and don’t want migration, they are very careful about using any kind of language that’s racist. It’s often what we call dog-whistle racism. But I would say, look, the 52 percent vote to leave is not the equivalent as if Trump got 52 percent in the election. It’s way, way more broader than that.

  22. June 28, 2016 at 6:58 pm

  23. 60 Nerdy Wonka
    June 28, 2016 at 7:02 pm

  24. June 28, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    This is the muthaphuckin US Chamber of Commerce NOT BACKING HIM.
    Think about that.

    …………………………………

    U.S. Chamber ‏@USChamber 2h2 hours ago

    Under Trump’s trade plans, we would see higher prices, fewer jobs, and a weaker economy

  25. June 28, 2016 at 7:21 pm

  26. 65 desertflower
    June 28, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/06/bernie_sanders_blew_it.html

    Sanders’ endorsement isn’t irrelevant, but it now carries less weight, and the leverage he held at the end of the primary just isn’t there anymore. Take the Democratic platform. The good news for Team Sanders is that its advocates—like Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison—have put Social Security expansion and the $15-an-hour minimum wage into the party document, as well as a call for an “updated and modernized version of Glass-Steagall,” the Depression-era law that prohibited commercial banks from engaging in investment banking activities. At the same time, these are areas of wide Democratic agreement. Most Democrats support Social Security expansion and a substantially higher minimum wage, up to and including $15-an-hour. These aren’t concessions. On those points that are more contentious, Team Sanders has lost out. The platform committee has rejected Sanders’ language on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, his stance against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, his call for a carbon tax, and his total opposition to fracking.

  27. 68 desertflower
    June 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Thinking of you, Chips…. hugs and love

  28. 69 desertflower
    June 28, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    How about we do!

  29. 71 desertflower
    June 28, 2016 at 7:40 pm

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  31. June 28, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Cops: Texas mom who shot daughters reloaded gun during attack
    June 27, 2016

    FULSHEAR, Texas — A Texas mother accused of gunning down her two adult daughters opened fire in her home, then reloaded her gun before again shooting one of her daughters in the street, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Monday.

    Police say the shooting happened around 5 p.m. Friday in the family’s home outside the Houston suburb of Fulshear. Just before, they say, 42-year-old Christy Sheats had convened a “family meeting” inside their home. Sheats’ daughters, Taylor, 22, and Madison, 17, and her husband Jason, 45, had gathered in the living room. During the meeting, Sheats held up a gun and shot both of her daughers, police say.

    Sheats had been arguing with her husband about marital issues before she began shooting, Maj. Chad Norvell of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office tells Crimesider.

    “The husband and wife weren’t getting along,” Norvell said.

    According to a police press release, Jason Sheats and both daughters managed to flee through the front door. Madison Sheats, who was shot once, soon collapsed and died.

    Taylor Sheats ran into the street and Christy Sheats followed, shooting Taylor again, police say. Jason Sheats ran to the end of a cul-de-sac and was uninjured.

  32. June 28, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    I find this unbelievable….that they are protesting the DEMs and not the party of Trump

    • 75 desertflower
      June 28, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Someone needs to reach out to them and explain the reality of things. This needs to be addressed.

    • 76 COS
      June 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      Time could be spent getting out the vote or voting. Why are they harassing Democrats?

      • 77 nathkatun7
        June 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm

        Exactly! I am so fed up with these privileged, “holier than thou ” activists. They don’t listen to any rational explanations. They are only interested in creating drama. Bernie Sanders must be held accountable if he does not publicly condemn their tactics.

  33. 80 desertflower
    June 28, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    JHC.

    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/06/ms-state-rep-calls-constituent-moocher

    Lawmakers in Mississippi believe with all their hearts and minds that most people are just stupid moochers, doing moochy things, and if you don’t believe me, let me tell you the story of Jeffrey S. Guice, Mississippi state representative, and one constituent.

    Charles Gaba at ACASignups.net has the email from Nicki Nichols, mom of a child with Type I diabetes, wife of a husband with Type 1 diabetes.

    Nichols wrote to Guice, her state representative, because she was having difficulty with CHIP covering her son’s diabetes supplies. She wrote:

    I am the mother of a child with Type 1 diabetes and an advocate who works with the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. We have recently begun having a lot of problems with Medicaid/CHIP coverage of the essential diabetes supplies needed, not only to keep our kids healthy, but to literally keep them alive. Many parents, myself included, have found that while supplies are deemed necessary and technically covered by insurance, we cannot get Medicaid and/or CHIP to pay for them, and suppliers aren’t able to help us.

    They are normal kids who lead full lives, as long as they have the proper diabetes care!

    I have spent countless hours, day after day, calling Medicaid/UHC Community Plan, researching medical suppliers, reading Medicaid Policy guidelines and UHC Community Plan coverage guidelines, even researching Medicaid fee schedules, in an attempt to get my daughter’s supplies covered and shipped. I am not the only parent who has been through this! No parent should have to fight for so long for their child’s essential medical supplies and medical needs when it’s explicitly stated as a covered benefit. Yet, I have gotten nowhere.

    Is there someone in the legislature that can and will help these children stay healthy? They must have these medications and supplies which administer the medications in order to remain healthy and, quite honestly, alive!

    Or, you can read the entire thing at Charles Gaba’s site. Here: http://acasignups.net/16/06/28/mississippi-state-representative-offers-jaw-dropping-response-diabetic-childs-mother

    • 81 desertflower
      June 28, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Maybe someone can send this to Sylvia Burwell…maybe she can cut through this bs and just give this woman some needed help for her child. Moocher MS rep doesn’t mind taking taxpayer money to shame a constituent and sit on HIS ASS! I could scream!

  34. June 28, 2016 at 8:06 pm

  35. June 28, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    YUP

  36. June 28, 2016 at 8:54 pm

  37. 85 desertflower
    June 28, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Why we need to TURN OUT IN DROVES to vote Dem up and down the ticket!! NO EXCUSES!

    Meanwhile, according to Stuart Rothenberg, strategists for Republican Congressional campaigns are beginning to plan for a “blank check” approach this election.

    Long-time Republican strategists and campaign consultants privately acknowledge they are so certain of Hillary Clinton’s victory – and so worried about its impact on Senate races and GOP control of the Senate – that they are already considering a controversial tactic that explicitly acknowledges Donald Trump’s defeat.

    The tactic, used by congressional Republicans two decades ago, late in the 1996 campaign, involves running television ads that urge voters to elect a Republican Congress so that Clinton won’t have “a blank check” as president.

    http://washingtonmonthly.com/2016/06/28/quick-takes-advice-for-democratic-eeyores/

  38. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    June 28, 2016 at 9:09 pm

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