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  1. October 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    The question was asked upstream if Comey can be fired. The answer is yes, according to this site. And it has been done http://heavy.com/news/2016/10/james-comey-fired-fbi-director-hillary-clinton-email-private-server-influence-election/

  2. 8 JER
    October 29, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    September 2010. A man and his best friend (Bo).

    A post shared by Pete Souza (archived) (@petesouza44) on

  3. 11 Ouapiti
    October 29, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I love this song and video. Thanks so much for posting. Such a powerful and apt statement.

  4. 13 JER
    October 29, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    • October 29, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      There was all this talk about what kind of man Comey was, what an honorable man he was, he has proven himself to be just like all the other right wing Republicans. He is an embarrassment to the FBI, because of him people will not trust the FBI.

      • 15 COS
        October 29, 2016 at 8:50 pm

        I was happy that HRC addressed the FBI letter at the beginning of her campaign speech today. It appears that most of the ire is being directed at Comey. I wonder if he had a problem taking the advice of an AG who is a woman?

  5. 19 JER
    October 29, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    New York Daily News
    .@Yuengling_Beer owner’s endorsement of @RealDonaldTrump triggers mass boycotts http://nydn.us/2f2LN1l

  6. 20 JER
    October 29, 2016 at 8:29 pm

  7. October 29, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    This is so gorgeous:

    Take a walk through the garden like guests did before the Italy State Dinner last week.

    A post shared by WH Kitchen Garden (NARA) (@whkitchengarden) on

  8. October 29, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Here we go…….

  9. October 29, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Let’s do this, Democrats

  10. October 29, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Good evening TOD folks! As much as I hate listening to Trump, I heard him talking today and it sounded like he was plagiarizing the speech PBO has given recently, using words I am sure I heard the President said yesterday in Florida. Who ever is writing Trump’s speeches thinks it is a good idea. Hope someone/press picks up on it soon.

  11. 30 sherijr
    October 29, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    oh wow, this is exceptional, it brought me to tears. Everyone should listen to it. Thank you so much Nerdy.

    • October 29, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      The Congressional Black Caucus is holding a press conference in Columbus. Members are asking for more information about FBI director James Comey’s letter …

  12. October 29, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Laugh break:

    Twins have problems, too!

  13. 37 MadameSoph
    October 29, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Thank you Nerdy for bringing this beautiful song here! I saw a tweet about it earlier and then forgot about it after a very long and grueling work day.

    Tomorrow I am participating in an event at my local Dem HQ at the end of another long work day, so I will be toast but I will be happy toast, as it is always therapeutic to help GOTV.

    Spoke with a client today whose politics I never knew and was afraid to ask about. She’s for HRC all the way and loves and supports PBO! Yay! So relieved, because I really liked her 🙂

    Haven’t had a chance to go back and catch up. Hope Alycee is continuing to improve and everyone at TOD is hanging in there through this latest email shiny object for the press.

    BTW I helped a couple of friends get voting/ballot info who plan on voting straight Dem for the partisan contests, but didn’t know quite how to vote on all of the propositions, judges, etc.

    This site is awesome:

    http://votersedge.org/

    You put in your zip code and get your specific ballot, where you can click on each candidate and each ballot measure to get very simple and clear explanations of each with all kinds of good info about who supports, who’s contributed, etc. It’s really great for judges and non-partisan candidates that you want to get a feel for how they really are. I think it has been up in previous elections, but I don’t think it was this fleshed out with info before.

    O.k. off to shower, eat, sleep

  14. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    October 29, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    • 39 99ts
      October 30, 2016 at 12:54 am

      Funny he doesn’t mention that the FBI Director is trying to steal the election for the GOP.

    • 40 jackiegrumbacher
      October 30, 2016 at 9:53 am

      JO’B, you must read the article, The Power of OW” that TN links above. You will LOVE it!!!!

    • 43 pkayden
      October 30, 2016 at 11:33 am

      I could care less who Trump blames for his loss as long as he loses. He shouldn’t be running for President given his demeanor, bigotry and lack of experience in the first place. Shame on Republicans for putting forward such a fraudster!

  15. October 29, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    WOW….i have not seen this pic before…hahahah…thought i had seem most of the pics about the President….lolol at me

  16. October 29, 2016 at 10:04 pm

  17. 48 carolyn
    October 29, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I see the President has no events scheduled tomorrow: Each time we’ve seen that, some dramatic announcement has been made about something he’s been doing quietly. Wonder if Comey will be visiting the WH????????

  18. October 29, 2016 at 10:39 pm

  19. 54 jacquelineoboomer
    October 29, 2016 at 11:03 pm

  20. October 29, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Yes, it’s from the ‘orange place’, but this is really good. All of you will enjoy it. 🙂 Good writing. Let me know what you think.

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/10/29/1588414/-OW-The-Secret-Weapon-That-Makes-HRC-the-GOP-s-Most-Formidable-Foe

    • October 29, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      Don’t know when it will be read, but I just did a message to the WH. Stated Comey needs to be “encouraged” to resign. Gave all my reasons. I refrained from saying that this appointment is one that I’ve been disappointed in from the beginning.

    • 58 susanne
      October 30, 2016 at 4:30 am

      fun read– OW!

    • October 30, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Deep…i love this analysis….

      from the essay..

      The Republicans are used to playing with male domination tactics. That’s how it’s always been, that’s what they know, that’s who they are. That’s why the biggest bully on the Republican debate stage mopped the floor with “Little Marco”, “Lyin’ Ted”, “Low Energy Jeb”. Trump won the ridiculous alpha male battle they all know so well. That’s why most male Republicans don’t know what to do with themselves right now even as many Republican women are backing away from Trump in disgust.

    • 60 jackiegrumbacher
      October 30, 2016 at 9:44 am

      TN, I read this and agreed with every word. I would truly wear a T-shirt with OW power on it. Though HRC is three years younger than I am, she is a role model for how to become a woman of power and indomitable courage in your senior years. Must read for all women.

    • 61 a4alice
      October 30, 2016 at 9:50 am

      That is a good read – thanks for sharing.

    • 62 CEB
      October 30, 2016 at 11:08 am

      I love this and it is so true. I watched my mother and my grandmother wield the OW power and I was ready to embrace it the moment I came near to qualifying as a practitioner of it. I us it with repair people, clerks, business reps., relatives, and anyone who dares to think that they are coming for me. I know exactly who I am, what I have accomplished (with God’s help), and can handle what comes my way. I have that firm “Mama tone” kept teenagers in line and bull shitters away. The interesting thing is that I consider myself to be a rather shy and retiring person, often filled with anxiety about new situations, but somehow I have always been able to gird my loins to do what had to be done. When I became an OW, I was even more confident because I could get away with saying and doing things that I may not have been able to do when I was younger. I gave out of f**ks to care long ago and I am loving who I am now. I feel strong and fierce because experience has taught me that even though I may be quaking with fear inside, I know how not to let it show and I can get shit done. As for the invisibility that many women fear will be their lot when they get older (and this is especially true for women of color), I see it as a kind of superpower. We are underestimated and ignored so the enemy does not see us coming. We are smart, tested, and determined. We have the time (kids gone and grown, retired, etc), the freedom and the energy to put to use in chapter 2 of our lives and we are ready to shake things up. I am a proud OW!

  21. 63 jacquelineoboomer
    October 29, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    • 64 jacquelineoboomer
      October 29, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    • 67 arapaho415
      October 30, 2016 at 10:44 am

      GM JO’B!

      It’s already happening, and can’t wait for more!

      (Posted here Wednesday morning, but ICYMI):

      Long article, but perhaps better opportunity for a leisurely read on Sunday 🙂 :

      Article opens with:
      “You can find a trapdoor spider (Aptostichus barackobamai) inching across certain parts of Northern California, or see a bright orange spangled darter (Etheostoma Obama) swimming a Tennessee river, or come upon a lichen (Caloplaca obamae) the color of gold on Santa Rosa island, off the California coast.
      You can visit the Barack Obama Academy in Plainfield, N.J., or the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy in Dallas, or the Barack Obama Academy of International Studies in Pittsburgh. You can drive down Barack Obama Avenue in East St. Louis, or Obama Way in Seaside, Calif., — or President Barack Obama Highway here in Riviera Beach, just 10 miles and another reality from the stately pleasure-dome Mar-a-Lago.”

      My comment earlier:
      MSM either deny or don’t realize that PBO has no need for legacy building — he’s done it himself, by rising to national prominence in 2004 at the Boston DNC, announcing his candidacy for President in Springfield, Illinois in 2007, and by winning #TwoTermsBaby and governing over those 8 years with a strategic, firm and steady hand that America has been blessed to have.

      https://theobamadiary.com/2016/10/26/early-bird-chat-877/#comment-1600405

      • 68 pkayden
        October 30, 2016 at 11:46 am

        Lovely!! Didn’t know he had a spider or fish named after him. Fascinating.

        • 69 arapaho415
          October 30, 2016 at 12:51 pm

          GM/GA pkayden.

          IIRC, PBO has a couple of fish named for him (could be remembering incorrectly, though).

          Here’s the article, from only last month, but for some reason (with this deplorable campaign season), it seems like much longer ago than that:

      • 70 jacquelineoboomer
        October 30, 2016 at 12:44 pm

        The perfect Sunday read – thanks so much!

  22. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    October 30, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Just seeing this. It’s amazing!

    Givers of Courage: Thousands of wild American Bison appear from nowhere at Standing Rock

  23. October 30, 2016 at 12:53 am

  24. October 30, 2016 at 7:29 am

  25. October 30, 2016 at 7:34 am

    • October 30, 2016 at 7:35 am

      • 77 jackiegrumbacher
        October 30, 2016 at 9:49 am

        This is absolute malfeasance on Comey’s part. He started this mess, knowing that he had nothing in order to to deliberately influence the election. If he had even an ounce of integrity left (doubtful), he should offer his resignation and it should be quickly accepted.

        • October 30, 2016 at 10:16 am

          “…he should offer his resignation and it should be quickly accepted.”

          I agree, JackieG. But given all the procedures he seems to have violated, allowing him to tender his resignation would be an undeserved kindness.

  26. October 30, 2016 at 7:41 am

  27. 84 donna dem 4 obama
    October 30, 2016 at 7:46 am

    No one is taking this election for granted. In my deep blue state folks lined up for hours to vote on the 1st two days of early voting.

  28. October 30, 2016 at 7:47 am

  29. October 30, 2016 at 7:54 am

  30. October 30, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Georgia Democrats are hoping to make the most of voting on Sunday, with plans to mobilize thousands of voters to head directly from church pews to the polls to back Hillary Clinton.

    The rapper 2 Chainz and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenzer Baptist Church, will headline a cookout at a Fulton County voting site on Sunday, one of several events scattered around the state.

    Some Republicans called for a ban on Sunday voting, casting it as an unfair advantage for Democrats, but the plan never gained traction. This year at least eight counties, many of them Democratic strongholds, have opened their polls on Sunday: Chatham, Clayton, DeKalb, Dougherty, Fulton, Henry, Muscogee and Richmond.

  31. October 30, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Here are the latest state polls from the presidential race:

    Alaska: Clinton 47%, Trump 43%, Johnson 7% (Cracium)

    Florida: Trump 46%, Clinton 42%, Johnson 4% (NYT/Siena)

    Florida: Clinton 45%, Trump 44%, Johnson 5% (NBC/WSJ/Marist)

    North Carolina: Clinton 47%, Trump 41%, Johnson 8% (NBC/WSJ/Marist)

    • October 30, 2016 at 9:28 am

      • 92 arapaho415
        October 30, 2016 at 10:30 am

        GM SBG.

        Thank you for AK information, very interesting about indigenous people HRC support — which of course is to be expected, but makes me REALLY wonder about their (non?) ability to vote.

        I’ve mentioned before that I had the wonderful opportunity to spend 6 weeks in Alaska in 1999 — the state is absolutely enormous (twice as large as Texas) with very few roads that connect between regions (for example — the southeast, where the state capitol of Juneau is, and where most AK cruises take place, is accessible only by boat or plane).

        So few roads that the state’s transportation system is the Alaska Marine Ferry Service (not a land-based system).

        The other thing about AK outside of the few big towns and the Kenai pennisula (south of its largest city Anchorage) is that AK towns are tiny and very segregated — there’s the white “town” and adjacent to it the “village” part of the town — for example, Eagle AK on the banks of the mighty (and fascinating) Yukon River that forms the border with Canada there.

        There’s Eagle AK, and there’s an adjacent Eagle Village AK. The white portion of the town has public services and commerce such as library, post office, restaurants, etc., while the village portion has no services at all. Absolute segregation.

        I have no idea what life is like for other towns in AK, but makes me wonder how easy it will be for First Americans there to vote.

        • 93 Obama Grandmama
          October 30, 2016 at 11:51 am

          I lived and taught school in Juneau, Alaska from 1991 to 2001. Fond memories other than my husband dying and I became empty nested there. There were no roads in or out of Juneau. The ferry system (Alaska Marine Hwy) and Alaska Airlines were the two ways to travel in and out of Juneau. AK Airlines had a monopoly on passenger travel and it was expensive to fly. That was when our family learned to buy everything on our AA credit card to acquire miles. Ferries were popular with tourists and would sometimes be booked up six months to a year ahead of time making less choices in traveling out. Arapaho explained the state pretty well.

          • 94 arapaho415
            October 30, 2016 at 12:39 pm

            GM OG.

            Love that you lived in AK — sorry to hear about your husband’s passing while you were there — must bring back a flood of memories. 😦

            I absolutely LOVED the AK Marine Ferry Service — back in 1999, it was quite affordable (IIRC, cost about $300 to travel the entire inland passage), and the staff were top-notch (overheard a staff meeting where the person speaking emphasized how the staff represented the State of Alaska, so it was very important to provide good service).

            What I loved about the AMFS was being in the small port towns (large by AK standards, LOL) like Ketchikan, which doubles in population when the commercial cruise ships dock, from 15K to 30K (again IIRC). Once the cruise ships leave, the city streets are pretty much deserted, so AFMS tourists pretty much have the place to themselves.

            Also LOVED the amazing and beautiful Juneau public library. IIRC it’s 4 stories, with floor-to-ceiling windows. I remember sitting on the 3rd or 4th floor there, at the same level as a cruise ship docked within a stone’s throw. Could see people mingling on the cruise ship, and couldn’t understand why people would stay onboard when they could be exploring the city.

  32. October 30, 2016 at 9:22 am

  33. October 30, 2016 at 9:34 am

    “Behind Comey’s defiance of both precedent and the guidance of his boss, the attorney general, was the subtext of intense pressure being put on the FBI and the Justice Department by Republicans, some of whom rushed Comey’s vague letter to members of the press,” Reid wrote.

    Reid said that Republicans have wasted a tremendous amount of time and taxpayer money trying to “investigate” their way into blocking Hillary Clinton from the White House.

    “The abuse of congressional power for pure partisan gain has become a specialty of the GOP,” Reid wrote.
    She concluded, “After the election, should this ugly gambit fail, be assured Republicans will use every ounce of their time and authority to take the meager gifts the bumbling FBI director has given them and put them to use in service of the next election. The people’s work be damned.”

    • 97 pkayden
      October 30, 2016 at 11:55 am

      “Reid said that Republicans have wasted a tremendous amount of time and taxpayer money trying to “investigate” their way into blocking Hillary Clinton from the White House.”

      And they’re going to waste a tremendous amount of time and taxpayer money investigating Clinton after she wins the White House. Democrats need to stand tough in their support for President Hillary Clinton no matter what shenanigans the Republicans throw her way.

  34. October 30, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Remember, NC shut down Sunday voting just before Election Day to suppress the vote. If you know anyone in NC, please urge them to join today’s efforts to VOTE.

  35. October 30, 2016 at 10:05 am

    She’s got a good chance to win if we keep up the fight.

  36. 105 desertflower
    October 30, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Morning everyone:)

  37. October 30, 2016 at 10:39 am

  38. October 30, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Good morning TOD …..

    #ALL50

  39. October 30, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Take care everyone … bbl ….

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  42. 118 desertflower
    October 30, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Wonderful, powerful message.

  43. October 30, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Yet…the media is doubling down with their “investigation re-opened,” “trouble for Clinton,” “how this hurts Clinton” headlines…

    • 120 Don
      October 30, 2016 at 11:14 am

      Hopefully Comey is working on the rough draft of his resignation letter.

      • October 30, 2016 at 11:17 am

        It’s the Democrat’s turn to grill his sorry soul when Monday comes around and they get another nothingburger from him. Unfreakinbelievable.

      • October 30, 2016 at 11:22 am

        Somehow Chaffetz should be censured as well.

        “How one Congressman punked the media on the FBI letter about Clinton’s emails”

        https://thinkprogress.org/trump-chaffetz-fbi-investigation-lies-e9fff5359102#.c6lc9hykt

        FBI Director James Comey alerted Republican members of Congress on Friday that bureau investigators would review some additional emails that might relate to Hillary Clinton’s email server. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee who has already vowed to spend the next several years investigating Clinton should she be elected president, quickly rushed to announce the news, falsely claiming that the case had been “reopened.”

        Minutes later, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan repeated Chaffetz’s incorrect assessment and demanded that Clinton’s classified intelligence briefings — something provided to both major party nominees — be ceased.

        Though nothing in Comey’s letter said the case was being reopened, an array of news outlets repeated Chaffetz’s incorrect characterization.

  44. October 30, 2016 at 11:16 am

    • 124 Nena20409
      October 30, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Indeed, he has been for yrs now.
      A proud American Gay man who once worked for the Dick Cheney.
      He’s still a Walter Cronkite type of Just the Facts Mentality kind of Honest Journalist that deserves respect & our trust.

  45. 125 Don
    October 30, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I hope when Hillary gets elected President she doesn’t even tell Comey he’s fired, I hope she introduces the new head of the FBI on the east lawn while Comey is still down at the FBI headquarters.

  46. 126 Don
    October 30, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Comey only had one job to do, and that was to sit in his office and look pretty, but no, this guy goes out and breaks balls.

    • October 30, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Why haven’t we heard a peep from the WH? Very unusual I would say… This President needs to say something on this matter and so does Loretta lynch… Both of whom are in charge of this chump. 🤔😐

      • 128 idon
        October 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm

        Welp that’s a very very good sign. If PBO isn’t saying anything then something is happening. Trust PBO.

      • 129 Nena20409
        October 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm

        Presidents traditionally didn’t say much during such Inquireies. VP Biden was w/Smercornish on CNN yesterday and he said We don’t comment on Ongoing Cases.

  47. 130 Don
    October 30, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Thanks for nothing, Comey.


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