104 Responses to “South By South Lawn”


  1. 1 Anjo
    October 3, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Good day everyone just dropping by to say hi, best wishes to those celebrating, get well greetings to those who are not feeling well, journeying mercies to those going on or are on vacation and God’s protection for those in the path of Hurricane Matthew. Best wishes and prayers for the successful conclusion for Democrats and Hillary Clinton and a big fat zero for the Republican orange fuzz ball, hi AMK and VC, back to lurking and catching up

  2. 2 Anjo
    October 3, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Making sure my cousins (all millennials) vote, its like pulling teeth but i am making progress, just one more to get in line, i am doing my bit as a Canadian to ensure the border remains safe

    • 3 mtmarilyn
      October 3, 2016 at 2:55 pm

      Thank you for keeping up the good fight. You are a good neighbor!!!!

    • 4 Judith Fardig
      October 3, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Congratulations, Anjo, and thanks for talking to the young Americans you may be able to influence to vote with wisdom.

    • 5 vcprezofan2
      October 3, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      Hi back at you Anjo; hope you’ve had yourself a good Monday! I had to be responsible and go to work so I’m only now signing in to check out the day’s action in the TOD village.

  3. 6 Nerdy Wonka
    October 3, 2016 at 1:51 pm

  4. October 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm

  5. 13 desertflower
    October 3, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Gee, wonder how this went over in a room full of veterans…from a draft dodger. This week is starting off just like the last one….

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/emaoconnor/trump-ptsd?utm_term=.sebq1Lj27#.obbyqrxzR

    Donald Trump on Monday suggested to a room full of veterans that soldiers who return from war suffering from PTSD are not “strong” and “can’t handle it.”

    The GOP presidential candidate’s statement came during a Q&A at the Retired American Warriors Pac. Some of the questions were about the suicide epidemic in the military and criticism of the Veterans Administration (VA) for falling short on providing veterans with the mental health treatment they need.

    After saying there are around 22 veteran suicides a day, Trump explained to the room of veterans what PTSD was.
    “When people come back from war and combat and they see maybe what the people in this room have seen many times over, and you’re strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can’t handle it,” Trump said.

    There was a silence in the room after his statement, and people on social media were quick to express anger toward his comments.

    • 14 amk for obama
      October 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      And yet more than half of the serving military clowns (nope, not apologizing for it) will vote for the racist pos and other rethugs.

    • 16 Don
      October 3, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      This guy can’t even pretend to have empathy, I mean really, who says that to a room full of veterans.

  6. 17 Nerdy Wonka
    October 3, 2016 at 1:55 pm

  7. 18 Ladyhawke
    October 3, 2016 at 2:11 pm

  8. October 3, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    That millions of Americans have been duped by Trump – most of whom would be gravely harmed should he become President – is the severest indictment a FAILED US Education System, ever witnessed.

    #ALL50

  9. 22 Dudette
    October 3, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    • October 3, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Registered since 1972. Never missed an election. Straight Dem tickets always. Too many heroes like Congressman Lewis have sacrificed too much to take this responsibility of citizenship lightly. And too much is at stake now.

  10. 24 Dudette
    October 3, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    • 25 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      October 3, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      GREED DOES STRANGE THINGS TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY THINK LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY ARE THE ANSWERS TO ALL PROBLEMS..UNNFORTUNATELY..THE TRUMP VOTER IS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY AND IT WILL NOT GO WELL FOR GREED MONGERS IN THIS COUNTRY OR ANYWHERE ELSE!

  11. 26 donna dem 4 obama
    October 3, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    OMG this ad is devastating to the Trump campaign. Wow!

  12. October 3, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    • 30 GGail
      October 3, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      That’s how a commander-in chief responds to mental health issues. Thank you President Obama

    • 31 CEB
      October 3, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      PBO wanted to be president to do something, not to be something and it shows in everything that he does. We have been so blessed and history will treat him kindly.

    • October 3, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      God bless POTUS. We can’t soil the office and his legacy by allowing Trump to follow him. I want a crushing, overwhelming victory for HRC with every possible vote so the world sees America rejecting the vile Trump and everything he stands for,

  13. 33 amk for obama
    October 3, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    egg.sack.lee

  14. 35 Dudette
    October 3, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Pfft..

  15. 36 donna dem 4 obama
    October 3, 2016 at 2:20 pm

  16. 37 desertflower
    October 3, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Add these issues to DT’s idiocy on vets issues. From MaddowBlog/Steve Benen

    his history of campaign missteps when it comes to veterans.

    The most obvious example was Trump boasting last year that prisoners of war aren’t heroes because, as he put it, “I like people who weren’t captured.”

    But as regular readers may recall, this is really just the start. The Republican nominee, for example, has drawn criticism for supporting a privatization plan for veterans’ care. His associations with the sketchy Veterans for a Strong America exacerbated the problem.

    And it certainly didn’t help matters when Trump, who avoided military service during the Vietnam War, said he “felt” like he’d served in the military because his parents sent him to a military-themed boarding school as a teenager. The Republican went so far as to boast that his expensive prep school gave him “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.”

    What’s more, Trump, who got caught lying about his financial support for veterans’ charities, has claimed more than once that he understands counter-terrorism better than American generals.

  17. 38 Dudette
    October 3, 2016 at 2:26 pm

  18. 42 Dudette
    October 3, 2016 at 2:27 pm

  19. 43 amk for obama
    October 3, 2016 at 2:28 pm

  20. October 3, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    City of Chicago
    Suburban Cook County voters:

    EARLY VOTING IS HERE!!

    You can Early Vote at 69 W. Washington

    8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    City of Chicago Voters – the Pedway
    Suburban Cook County Voters – 5th Floor

    Early voting has begun!!

    Early Voting at Multiple Sites begins October 24th.

    But, for now, you CAN VOTE EARLY at 69 W. Washington.

  21. 49 FoxfireTX
    October 3, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Newsweek has done some incredible investigating and reporting recently!

    HOW DONALD TRUMP DITCHED U.S. STEEL WORKERS IN FAVOR OF CHINA
    http://www.newsweek.com/how-donald-trump-ditched-us-steel-workers-china-505717

  22. 51 Nena20409
    October 3, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Congrats, Anjo for your Gold ⭐

  23. October 3, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Every moment of every day, the plot thickens.

  24. 53 CEB
    October 3, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Deep seated racism and misogyny do not ever yield to reason, facts, irony, or plain-old human decency. Stop anguishing over these people, even those in your families, and go out to get new voters who can be educated and willing to register if they have not, and to vote to keep the barbarians at the gate out. Only about a week left in most areas for first time voters to register in time for the election.
    It has taken almost 50 years because the god of the USA is money, but more people are finding out that the would be emperor, indeed, has no clothes. The next thing that is needed is an open mick situation in which he reveals how he really feels about the rubes who show up at his rallies.

  25. 54 Ladyhawke
    October 3, 2016 at 3:28 pm

  26. 55 GGail
    October 3, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Ok folks, I’m on my lunch time and I need something light and airy so here’s my contribution…

    I’m glad that Kim was not physically harmed, but, how did she get free?
    E! News learned that five men wearing ski masks and police jackets were involved in the robbery around 3 a.m. local time. Two men entered her room at No Address Hotel, bound her hands and feet with tape, gagged her and put her in the bathtub before stealing all her jewelry.

    • 56 desertflower
      October 3, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      She’s amazing:) Like a real life superhero… Glad she’s ok, but for goodness sakes.

      http://www.eonline.com/news/799237/kim-kardashian-bound-gagged-and-held-at-gunpoint-exclusive-new-details-on-the-robbery-in-paris

      After the men left with “all her jewelry,” Kardashian “broke out of her bindings and got out,” the source tells E! News. Later, after speaking with Parisian police, the reality star boarded a plane.

    • 58 0388jojothecat
      October 3, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      “One of Kardashian’s rings, worth an estimated $4.49 million, as well as a jewelry box, worth an estimated $5.6 million, were stolen”.

      How does a jewelry box costs more than a diamond ring?

      Maybe this will be in the end of The K shows? I can’t stand those people. If they were the nobodies that they are no one would want to job them. I am glad she and the children are not hurt but she and all her family need to drop out of sight!

      • 59 GGail
        October 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm

        LOL, jojo 🙂

      • 60 99ts
        October 3, 2016 at 7:28 pm

        And why does one travel with that sort of wealth on display? I just see greed when I hear such figures bandied around. I am grateful to (touch wood) have enough for my retirement but will never understand the need to have wealth for its own sake.

        • 61 Wilson Michael
          October 4, 2016 at 2:04 am

          I hope the jewelry were insured. LOL

          • 62 99ts
            October 4, 2016 at 8:57 am

            Given the circumstances it could be very difficult to claim. I have one friend with much valuable jewellery – it spends 90% of it’s time in a bank vault & there are many rules about when/where it is worn.

  27. 63 Judith Fardig
    October 3, 2016 at 4:10 pm

  28. 66 JER
    October 3, 2016 at 4:12 pm


    Bill Clinton Holds Campaign Rally in Flint, MI – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=1

  29. 67 JER
    October 3, 2016 at 4:18 pm


    SOON: VP Joe Biden Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Akron, Ohio – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=4

  30. October 3, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Hi everybody — this is to let you know that Twitter has locked me out of my account because they think I’m “automated” and not a real person. So @kat4obama might not be back for some time. 😦

    • 69 arapaho415
      October 3, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      GA K4O.

      Sorry to hear that Twitter did that — don’t they provide a form that you send back to them — hope it doesn’t take too long to be re-instated.

      If they need users to vouch for you, I’m in. 🙂

      • October 3, 2016 at 5:43 pm

        Thank you! A415 🙂 The reinstatement procedure requires a texting phone, which I don’t have, so I emailed Twitter to explain and hope they’ll help me. It’s been about 4 hours now!

        • 71 arapaho415
          October 3, 2016 at 6:18 pm

          How annoying!

          I’m not in the habit of providing phone numbers to internet apps — don’t have one on file with Twitter or my e-mail service providers, so I’d be in the same boat as you. 😦

          I’ve gotten a similar “suspicious activity” message from Twitter (with the last couple of months), but crossing my fingers that I don’t get on their bot list.

          This makes no sense at all, since their are clearly bots out there… and not all are bad (thinking of @_everybird_, which posts photos of birds).

          Four hours seems like a long time for response – hope you get resolution SOON.

        • 72 misspat
          October 3, 2016 at 8:14 pm

          miss pat here send me your twitter and I will twitt them for you, give you credit at the end. Will that help?

    • 73 donna dem 4 obama
      October 3, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Hey Kat! How the heck does this happen????

      • October 3, 2016 at 5:46 pm

        Hi Donna! Darned if I know. They locked me out over the weekend saying they saw “suspicious activity” on my account, but I was able to get back in with a new password. Then this morning they decided my account was a bot, even after I proved my human beingness by passing a Captcha test. Maybe Twitter is allergic to cats?

  31. October 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm

  32. 84 JER
    October 3, 2016 at 4:58 pm


    SOON: Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Akron, Ohio – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=3

  33. October 3, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I know this guy is calling out Trump, but did I misread that he took a swipe at PBO here? Unless I am reading what he said there incorrectly, but I hate it when folks do these kinds of stories and can’t resist the urge to drag PBO in.

  34. 86 arapaho415
    October 3, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    #HurricaneMatthew looks *extremely* large, strong and scary.

    Since I’ve lived in SoCal all my life, know little about hurricanes, but seems like a slow-moving storm.

    PBO is scheduled to be in South Florida on Wednesday. (!)

    For all our friends and family in Cuba/Jamaica, east Florida and southern Atlantic states, hope Matthew makes a turn and goes off to sea:

  35. October 3, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Good evening, TOD! Doing a “drive-by” for now; will BBL. Just wanted to leave this tibbet — MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

    THE 71ST ANNUAL ALFRED E. SMITH MEMORIAL FOUNDATION DINNER
    The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation
    Thursday, October 20, 2016
    Waldorf Astoria | New York, NY
    featuring
    The Secretaryof Shade vs The Thin Skinned Bully…

  36. October 3, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Sgt White is a Medal of Honor Winner.

    He was diagnosed with PTSD and has been a vocal champion of those suffering from PTSD who thought it dishonorable, weak, whatever to seek help (many of whom commit suicide).

    http://www.stripes.com/medal-of-honor-recipient-offers-advice-to-troops-about-ptsd-and-surviving-war-1.279508

    #ALL50

  37. 95 Nerdy Wonka
    October 3, 2016 at 5:58 pm

  38. October 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    What a day for Donald — and the day’s not over.

    1. Did business with an Iranian bank linked to terror
    2. Dissed veterans who seek mental health care
    3. Used Chinese steel and hurt US industry
    4. New York AG stops Trump Foundation from soliciting $$$
    5. GOP accounts getting heat for celebrating Willie Horton-style attack ad against Tim Kaine
    6. W’s Homeland Security Secretary, who was also lead GOP counsel in Whitewater investigation, endorses Hillary

  39. 99 JER
    October 3, 2016 at 6:24 pm

  40. 100 GGail
    October 3, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Anyone in the Southern California area…there are 36 days before November 8

    http://us13.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c6d9b5cda38fd900f7795cc63&id=e316a957d9&e=fdbc80228a

    Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley for Hillary
    Campaign Update for Volunteers

    36 days! With early voting already started in several states and about to start in even more, our phone calls to battleground states matter right now! We have expanded our Saturday hours at United Democratic Headquarters to Noon to 6 pm AND we have added Sunday at the same location 1 pm to 7 pm.

    Note that our new Pasadena phone bank on Wednesdays will NOT start until October 12.

    At the bottom of the email you’ll find all of the options for going to Las Vegas to canvass on Saturday and Sunday.

    And don’t miss the VP Debate Tuesday night at 6 pm! Plus we have two options for coming out to watch the 2nd Presidential Debate on Sunday Oct 9 also at 6 pm!

  41. October 3, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    POTUS and Leonardo di Caprio coming up soon:

  42. October 3, 2016 at 7:01 pm


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