112 Responses to “Spooky Halloween Stories”


  1. November 1, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Good Afternoon, Nerdy…TOD Family!

  2. 2 Nerdy Wonka
    November 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm

  3. 4 Judith Fardig
    November 1, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks,Nerdy! Congratulations swbluega!

  4. 5 JER
    November 1, 2016 at 3:28 pm


    SOON: Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Dade City, Fla. – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=4

  5. 6 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Truly bizarre.

  6. 8 overseasgranny
    November 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    What is going on over there with the FBI? It’s insane what is being reported.

  7. 9 JER
    November 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm

  8. 10 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    • November 1, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      I’m really puzzled about that. On the face of it, there’s a rogue doing this. It would appear actually to hurt the FBI and even the Trump campaign to do this sort of thing.

  9. 12 JER
    November 1, 2016 at 3:43 pm

  10. 13 JER
    November 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Alicia Machado is introducing Hillary.

  11. November 1, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    A Trump Rally — straight from George Orwell’s ‘1984’

    Bill Weld reads from ‘1984’… Welcome to Donald Trump’s America

    “…before the hate had proceeded for 30 seconds, uncontrollable exclamations of rage were breaking out from half the people in the room. In its second minute, the hate rose to a frenzy. People were leaping up and down in their places and shouting at the top of their voices. The horrible thing about the two minutes hate [that’s the name of the exercise] was not that one was obliged to act the part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in. And yet, the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blow lamp…”

    • 18 pkayden
      November 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      “the hate rose to a frenzy”
      Powerful. It’s sad that so many of our fellow Americans are perfectly comfortable electing such a bigoted and hateful person. Thank you, Mr. Weld, for speaking out as someone who was a Republican Governor.

    • 20 GGail
      November 1, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      “uncontrollable exclamations of rage were breaking out from half the people in the room. In its second minute, the hate rose to a frenzy. People were leaping up and down in their places and shouting at the top of their voices. The horrible thing about the two minutes hate [that’s the name of the exercise] was not that one was obliged to act the part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in. And yet, the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blow lamp…”

      Sometimes when I read comment after comment after comment here on TOD, I feel like that wave has washed over y’all and I have to walk away and read something …like the father giving his daughter Halloween at 30,000 feet. And lately, I get my renewed energy and optimism from working at the phonebanks and only briefly reading TOD comments.

  12. November 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Someone(s) in the FBI has gone rogue…some serious house cleaning is needed.

  13. November 1, 2016 at 3:57 pm

  14. 28 JER
    November 1, 2016 at 4:02 pm


    NOW: Bill Clinton Campaigns for Hillary in Immokalee, Fla. – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=6

  15. November 1, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Heart……

  16. 30 donna dem 4 obama
    November 1, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Our very own VC and Son are at the NMAAHC (African-American Museum) as I type this. They surprised me and are in DC this week. We will be doing GOTV at the DNC tomorrow night. Of course her surprise hit me when I was unable to get off from work so they are touring on their own for now. 😉

  17. 37 JER
    November 1, 2016 at 4:06 pm


    SOON: VP Biden Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Rock Hill, SC – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=7

  18. 38 Nena20409
    November 1, 2016 at 4:11 pm

  19. 42 Linda
    November 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    The media is trying to spin the Clinton new ad buys in Michigan , Colorado and Virginia as a ” nervousness ” .

    I think they are just reminding voters of their closing argument before election day.

    The media needs to go to rehab to address the chronic negativity .

  20. 43 Nena20409
    November 1, 2016 at 4:17 pm

  21. 44 No Child Left Behind
    November 1, 2016 at 4:18 pm

  22. 45 donna dem 4 obama
    November 1, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    This is just too cute:

  23. November 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Nothing else going on but the email….

  24. 50 JER
    November 1, 2016 at 4:20 pm


    NOW: Sen. Tim Kaine Campaigns in Appleton, Wis. – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=5

  25. 51 JER
    November 1, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    • 52 GGail
      November 1, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      THIS is what we should be believing and sharing, not the hair-on-fire-speculation innuendo drip, drip,drip drivel

  26. 53 No Child Left Behind
    November 1, 2016 at 4:23 pm

  27. 54 57andfemale
    November 1, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    I can’t stomach the freaking out on twitter. Dems are impossible. Turn that outrage away from hiding under the bed, and GOTV.

    • 55 GGail
      November 1, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      I know exactly how you are feeling 57. It amazes me how people can get caught up and perpetrate nonsense.

      “It’s possible to perpetrate a good deed, but not likely. That’s because perpetrate means to commit or be responsible for something — usually something mischievous or bad.” ~Webster

  28. 57 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    We are waiting for PBO, who will be here shortly

  29. November 1, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I have a question for PA folks. I have read there is a transit strike in Philly which would affect turnout next Tues. What’s up with that?

    • 60 JER
      November 1, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      While the two parties still have a week to resolve their differences, a closely contested presidential campaign looms on Nov. 8 and the region is expected to be critical for both candidates. SEPTA would seek an injunction from U.S. District Court to force striking workers back to their jobs for Election Day if the strike threatened to overlap with the election.

      The possibility of a strike stretching to Election Day has prompted concern from Hillary Clinton’s campaign, said [Congressman] Brady during a visit shortly after 7 p.m. to the Sheraton at 17th and Race streets, where negotiations were held.

      “Hillary Clinton’s guy, Corey Dukes (director of the candidate’s Pennsylvania campaign), had a little concern,” Brady said.

      The Philadelphia Board of Commissioners, which oversees elections in the city, said in 2009 a TWU strike overlapped with an election and didn’t hurt turnout, but that was not an election where a president was being chosen.

      “It’s gonna hurt,” Brady said on the possibility of the strike extending to Election Day. “It’ll hurt.” … http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/in-transit/SEPTA-strike-begins.html

      • November 1, 2016 at 5:16 pm

        Hmmm.. seems like this should get settled. PA is absolutely critical.

      • 62 GGail
        November 1, 2016 at 6:24 pm

        Then the campaign should go to Plan B.
        Round up volunteers with Vans, SUVs, and vehicles of all kinds to volunteer to transport voters within a certain square mile radius

        • November 1, 2016 at 8:02 pm

          Most of the polls are located in the community itself…within walking distance.. some folks will vote before work…some will vote after work…the trouble comes in the with the timeline available to vote because of the strike…you may have had to make other arrangements to get to work…or pick up your children after work…it definitely will have an impact on folks availability to get to the polls…

          i believe that either TWU or SEPTA or both hope to your the election as leverage to force the other side to concede

  30. November 1, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    I have to wonder what’s going on behind the scenes with PBO and Loretta Lynch and how they are dealing with Comey’s rogue behavior.

    • November 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      There’s been a relative silence in the media today from Dems on this. Makes me wonder if there isn’t an understanding to leave Comey alone because he intends to do the right thing and wrap this up.

      • 66 carolyn
        November 1, 2016 at 6:20 pm

        Whenever there is silence like this, I KNOW something is going on, and some announcement is soon to be made. PBO plays his cards close, and his group does not leak. Either he knows Comey is going to do the “right thing,” I don’t see that from his actions, or he is giving Comey enough rope to hang himself. Frankly, I don’t see any good outcome for Comey over this. the President will look to the future of the entire FBI…..that is more important than Comey’s future. He is damaging the credibility and integrity of the FBI.

  31. November 1, 2016 at 4:57 pm

  32. 70 JER
    November 1, 2016 at 4:59 pm

  33. November 1, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  34. 73 No Child Left Behind
    November 1, 2016 at 5:10 pm

  35. 74 keltuc
    November 1, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks to the TOD’ers who posted that Architectural Digest story about the Obama’s residence at the WH. So beautiful. Much too big for my tastes, but they’ve made the bigger spaces look so warm and comfortable with the colours and the comfy-looking couches, etc. Also, I spied a turntable and some LP’s! 🙂

    Belated birthday greetings to all those who have celebrated very recently. I myself recently tuned the big 5-0 and feel that this would be an excellent year for me to also be able to celebrate the US electing it’s first female president. 🙂

    In light of the barrage of horrid faux ‘news’ we’ve all been facing for too long, every time I see RanMan’s “Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America,” I stop and re-read it, and really let it sink in, and I.AM.SO.GRATEFUL.

    Also eternally grateful to Chips for her good sense and taste in creating this online haven, and to Nerdy for maintaining it for everybody in Chips’ absence.

  36. 79 No Child Left Behind
    November 1, 2016 at 5:12 pm

  37. 80 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Our President is on FIRE!

  38. November 1, 2016 at 6:20 pm

  39. November 1, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    back to work …. hope all of you are having a good day …

    #ALL50

  40. 83 Ladyhawke
    November 1, 2016 at 6:24 pm

  41. 84 JER
    November 1, 2016 at 6:31 pm

  42. 85 Ladyhawke
    November 1, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    • 86 Ladyhawke
      November 1, 2016 at 7:39 pm

  43. 87 Ladyhawke
    November 1, 2016 at 6:47 pm

  44. 88 JER
    November 1, 2016 at 6:55 pm


    President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn to board Marine One.

  45. 89 JER
    November 1, 2016 at 7:01 pm


    NOW: VP Biden Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, NC – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=5

  46. 90 JER
    November 1, 2016 at 7:05 pm


    SOON: Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Sanford, Fla. – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=5

  47. 91 FoxfireTX
    November 1, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Comey needs to get things under control at his agency before this story gets any worse. This is outrageous and is getting worse rather than better.

    • 92 arapaho415
      November 1, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      GE FoxfireTX.

      Not really in the loop as to what’s going on with @fbirecordsvault, except for the sprinkling of tweets in my timeline and upthread.

      But there’s this…

      Can’t find the tweet now, but saw one which mentioned that all tweets in question were posted at 4am EDT, clearly auto-posted by a bot (am also confused because those tweets are dated October 30 [Sunday], but it took over 24 hours for twitter freak out)/

      The only other tweet this year was posted yesterday at 8am (the one about WJC and Marc Rich).

  48. 93 FoxfireTX
    November 1, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I was really happy to hear PBO address the misogyny head on. As usual, he did it with a deft touch.

    • 94 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Yes, I was really pleased with how well he did it. It’s something I’ve been saying, and it needed to be said by someone with gravitas (who also happens to be a male). 🙂

    • 95 arapaho415
      November 1, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      Other notable things in PBO’s speech today too.

      Hard to believe that it’s apparently warmer in Cleveland now than SoCal (think our high temp today was 65F-ish, and radio tells me temp in Cleveland when the World Series game began was 72F.

  49. 96 FoxfireTX
    November 1, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    If we are stuck with a GOP Senate that continues to block everything, it will be on Comey.

  50. November 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm

  51. November 1, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    The President is leaving NO stone unturned…he is leaving it allll on the field…Goooooooooooooo Obama

  52. 102 vcprezofan2
    November 1, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Hola folks, my gallivanting days continue. 😉 😉

    Know or have any ‘Christian’ friends/relatives who still need to be zapped back to their senses in this final week of campaigning? Maybe Rev Barber at the DNC would be a timely share.

    “We need to push for a revival at the heart of our democracy….
    I know that [Hillary] is working to embrace our deepest moral values and we should embrace her.”

  53. November 1, 2016 at 8:09 pm

  54. November 1, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    OMG, Josh’s son is the sweetest thing EVAH!!!!

  55. November 1, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Moody’s Analytics predicts big victory for Clinton. Successfully predicted every winner since 1980.

  56. November 1, 2016 at 8:46 pm

  57. 112 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    7 more days


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