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One More Way We Make Our Voices Heard For The Next Four Years

In regards to Twitter, Facebook, etc., I say use all but accompany them with her other suggestions. All forms of communication can help on the road to change

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183 Responses to “One More Way We Make Our Voices Heard For The Next Four Years”


  1. November 13, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Hello TOD family. Sunday night here in NC and hope you are getting by, getting through, hanging in there. Thank you NerdyWonka!!!!!

  2. November 13, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Hello wonderful Meta! Congratulations on First! I’ve been behind for so many days and skipping back through to pick up where I left off, that I was stunned to end up early in the door. Rare in my life to be early.

  3. 6 GGAIL
    November 13, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    How I wish it would be Luther on tomorrow’s phone call instead of PBO. He could give American’s a piece of his mind

  4. 10 Nerdy Wonka
    November 13, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    This is will NEVER become normalized.

    Not only must we hold our elected officials feet to the fire, but the media as well.

    • 11 COS
      November 13, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Is Bannon’s role comparable to the role of David Axelrod to PBO? This is is nuts.

      • 12 99ts
        November 13, 2016 at 7:55 pm

        I would think it a similar role to Valarie Jarrett

        • 13 jacquelineoboomer
          November 13, 2016 at 9:38 pm

          Hi, 99. I think her role was senior adviser. This is chief strategist or something like that, way different – at least by title.

          Wonder how Bibi feels now, not bothering to get along with President Obama, finding out a white supremacist, anti-Semite will be Trump’s chief strategist. I will be praying for Israel, as well, going forward.

          • 14 99ts
            November 13, 2016 at 9:45 pm

            He’ll get on with him jacqueline – amazing how the media is explaining what a good guy Trump really is. I look forward to 4 years of depression & sooner or later most of the world will join in.

      • 15 FoxfireTX
        November 13, 2016 at 8:25 pm

        Hard to know, perhaps more powerful. They were described as a “do” team, Priebus as Chief of staff and Bannon as Chief Strategist. But Bannon was listed first, so who knows. I suspect this is going to be like the Manafort Lewandowski competition.

  5. November 13, 2016 at 7:21 pm

  6. 17 Ladyhawke
    November 13, 2016 at 7:27 pm

  7. 18 Ladyhawke
    November 13, 2016 at 7:28 pm

  8. 19 Ladyhawke
    November 13, 2016 at 7:33 pm

  9. November 13, 2016 at 7:35 pm

  10. 24 Ladyhawke
    November 13, 2016 at 7:36 pm

  11. November 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    HEADS UP

    • 27 GGAIL
      November 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      Meta, where did you get this nugget from?

        • 29 GGAIL
          November 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm

          I hope a notice is sent out tomorrow. Please keep us posted. Thanks!

          • 30 arapaho415
            November 13, 2016 at 8:56 pm

            GE GGail.

            Press conference will be at 12:15pm our time.

            PBO’s call with Dems with DNC. Josh Lederman tweeted that call will happen at 2pm PST tomorrow.

  12. November 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Heartbreaking……such an amazing man:

  13. 33 Ladyhawke
    November 13, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    • 34 arapaho415
      November 13, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      GE LH.

      Consumers need to let the media know this truth — STOP REFERING to alt-right, it’s a white supremacist term, not a Merriam-Webster dictionary phrase for English language usage. It hides the truth, legitimizes and mainstreams and endorses this unacceptable behavior.

      Why is the media so clueless?

  14. 35 hopefruit2
    November 13, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    “…Get ready to fight”

    YES MR. President…we are ready to fight to protect your legacy. We are ready to fight to show our gratitude to the millions of citizens who volunteered and voted for Hillary this year. We are ready to fight to give a voice to the most vulnerable ones in this society.

  15. 37 desertflower
    November 13, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    PBO conference call tomorrow at 5 pm Eastern. I’m at work then. Damn it.

    • 38 catrst
      November 13, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      I hope somehow he and Hillary Clinton can join forces to lead the resistance.

    • 39 GGAIL
      November 13, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Is there an official announcement anywhere DF?

      • 40 desertflower
        November 13, 2016 at 8:46 pm

        got it in my email

        • 41 jacquelineoboomer
          November 13, 2016 at 9:08 pm

          Did they by any chance give the phone # to call in, that you might share? (If you have time.) I dropped off their mailing list a while back, but I was able to find the # here for the last call and heard the President. #It’sAllAboutMe

          • 42 desertflower
            November 13, 2016 at 9:19 pm

            No..just a hyperlink to rsvp to the call…which I hesitate to post because A) it’s connected to MY email and B) Not everyone that comes here to read and not comment has honest intentions…The hope that we have is that someone here is on the call and can let us know the high points. I can’t be available to be on the call.

          • November 14, 2016 at 1:43 am

            JO’B, are you on FB? If so, send me a friend request.

    • 47 nathkatun7
      November 14, 2016 at 12:27 am

      Me too, DF! Different time zones suck in situations like this,

  16. November 13, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    • 49 globalcitizenlinda
      November 14, 2016 at 7:37 am

      so poignant and yet so right …it captures what all rational people understand about the decision so many made

  17. 50 GGAIL
    November 13, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Will NOT be watching 60 minutes tonight

  18. 54 globalcitizenlinda
    November 13, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I keep asking this question :

    why, why, …. why did you subject us to this demagogue, Lord?

    each new development makes me wonder even more earnestly about the WHY … what previously seemed impossible is now our reality. WOW!

  19. 55 FoxfireTX
    November 13, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    • 56 hopefruit2
      November 13, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      See THIS folks? Especially the last sentence in this excerpt.

      // “During their private White House meeting on Thursday, Mr. Obama walked his successor through the duties of running the country, and Mr. Trump seemed surprised by the scope, said people familiar with the meeting. Trump aides were described by those people as unaware that the entire presidential staff working in the West Wing had to be replaced at the end of Mr. Obama’s term.

      After meeting with Mr. Trump, the only person to be elected president without having held a government or military position, Mr. Obama realized the Republican needs more guidance. He plans to spend more time with his successor than presidents typically do, people familiar with the matter said.” //

      http://www.wsj.com/articles/leading-contender-for-donald-trump-s-chief-of-staff-is-rnc-chairman-reince-priebus-1479069597

      • 57 MadameSoph
        November 13, 2016 at 9:09 pm

        Hopefruit, was that you who predicted this very thing on a previous thread?

      • 61 Bill R.
        November 13, 2016 at 9:20 pm

        This is a very good thing. The more influence Pres Obama has in schooling this moron, the better for all of us.

        • 62 hopefruit2
          November 13, 2016 at 9:42 pm

          True.

        • 63 vcprezofan2
          November 13, 2016 at 9:42 pm

          *But*, Bill R, is this moron “school-able”? Personally I didn’t see any evidence he was during the almost 2 years he was running, and IMO Pres O will simply be wasting his time. After all PBO has done to serve these 8 years, I’d think it’d be painful for him to have to spend his last months in close proximity to this bigoted moron and his excuse for ‘staff’. Seems like harsh punishment to me to have your space invaded by this idiot more than required in past exchanges!

          • 64 MadameSoph
            November 13, 2016 at 9:49 pm

            VC, President Obama really does put our country first. He is a higher level of human, in my opinion. He should be made a saint.

            • 65 vcprezofan2
              November 13, 2016 at 9:54 pm

              Sigh! And because he is all of this and more, he gets (chooses) to pay the painful price for the voters’ stupidity! Can you imagine being in forced proximity to ‘the moron’, trying to educate him on an issue he clearly has very, very little knowledge about? As a disgruntled child (me – in contrast to PBO) will say ‘It’s just not fair!’

          • 66 GGAIL
            November 13, 2016 at 10:02 pm

            PBO is clearly a more elevated and enlightened human being and for American and the World’s sake, I’m glad he his

            • 67 vcprezofan2
              November 13, 2016 at 10:12 pm

              Isn’t it sad though that because he is he’ll be *punished*? Me, I’m proud he is a man of character and integrity, while still feeling somewhat nauseated at the thought that he will have to spend *extra* time with …..with …. ugh.

              • 68 GGAIL
                November 13, 2016 at 10:18 pm

                He has shown us time and again that he enjoys teaching. And clearly he won’t shirk his commitment to help us in any way.

                • 69 vcprezofan2
                  November 13, 2016 at 10:22 pm

                  GxG, I’ll point out there’s a world of difference between teaching someone who’wants to learn’ and teaching someone who already thinks he’s ‘smart’ and has all the answers. Anyway, I’m sure Pres O will do what he feels needs to be done (even while I sit her mumbling that this is above and beyond).

                  • 70 GGAIL
                    November 13, 2016 at 10:34 pm

                    Yes he will vc

                  • 71 globalcitizenlinda
                    November 14, 2016 at 7:58 am

                    this is the same concern I raised earlier when FoxfireTX first predicted that it would happen.

                    the demagogue is so arrogant and has claimed time and again that he knows more than anyone else. he has also shown us that he is not intellectually curious.

                    the teacher can teach but the student needs to be ready to learn

      • 72 idon
        November 14, 2016 at 6:16 pm

        President Obama is the EXCELLENCE so many of us strive for but never achieve. Can you imagine being so selfless that you put country above your own political interests? He is willing to help the man who spent almost 6 years demonizing him, fomenting hate and violence against him. No, we are not worthy of this man, President Obama, sent by God and blessed by God. Truly we are not worthy.

    • 73 jacquelineoboomer
      November 13, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      This is total sophistication, class, honor, commitment, patriotism. Just another “day in the life” of President Obama.

  20. 74 FoxfireTX
    November 13, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Re: Normalization by the media–CBS is describing Bannon as a former Goldman executive:-)

    So apparently said he will not take a salary, and no doubt his cheering supporters will think this is so generous of him. He is the showman! Grand gestures. Of course, they will have no idea he is wracking up BILLIONS behind the scenes, using his position to make deals, etc. And no one will ever know except by what gets leaked or filed because he will never release his tax returns.

    • 75 arapaho415
      November 13, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Yep, MSM just eats up whatever DJT’s team says (no matter how many times they could prove everyone on his team lies), this time in defense against “anti-Semitism” allegations:

  21. 76 Anjo
    November 13, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Not watching 60 mins either

  22. November 13, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Bob, If you show up, I need some help in answering questions my R husband is asking about the Iran deal, number of centrifuges, how the deal is being verified, etc.

    ****Also, from any of you. He even brought up Barack Obama’s background and how there’s “nothing” available about his college years. OMG!!!!! Let me add that he did not vote for Trump! Sure he didn’t vote for HC. Guessing he didn’t vote for Pres. He mentioned especially his time at Harvard. I told him how many videos and pictures and articles I’ve seen and read that are from his time there. I need/WANT to be able to provide him with ABSOLUTE PROOF!!!!!!

    Get this: He has NO idea who Steve Bannon is. He knows nothing about Mike Pence. Ignorance is bliss. I know it’s not just him. It’s from millions of our fellow citizens.

    • 81 FoxfireTX
      November 13, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Does he believe the New York Times? Here’s the piece where he was named editor in chief of the Harvard Law Review:

      http://www.nytimes.com/1990/02/06/us/first-black-elected-to-head-harvard-s-law-review.html

    • 82 arapaho415
      November 13, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      GE TMG.

      Here’s a 1-minute video sent on the anniversary of the #IranDeal, July 14, 2016:

      You can check out @TheIranDeal twitter account for info (they haven’t tweeted since the 1-year anniversary in July).

      PBO’s “collegiate records” is one of the many code words/phrases that get RWNJs and RWmedia in a lather. Like #Benghazi — it’s something that unleashes RWNJ’s lizard brain of blind fury.

      RWNJ media is convinced that PBO was admitted to Columbia as a “foreign transfer student.” That’s why they refer to his college years — has nothing to do with grades or accomplishments at either Ivy League school. It’s a RWNJ dog whistle that screams #Birtherism! #IllegitimatePresident, etc.

      • November 13, 2016 at 9:27 pm

        Yep. It’s been years since my husband has watched FOX and before that, he didn’t watch often. It’s what he reads online and NOT the far-right. As you know, these talking points are on the MSM sites-att.net, msn.com, Yahoo news, etc. the GOP owns and directs 98% of our news. Y’all, this gets more terrifying by the minute.

        Thanks for help. Keep it coming….anyone.

        • 84 arapaho415
          November 13, 2016 at 9:41 pm

          You’re right that doubts are sown by the MSM.

          Could never figure out why RWers kept referring back to PBO’s college records, but stumbled on a link to a blog post on the origins of #birtherism from @joshtpm’s twitter timeline, back when DJT accused HRC of beginning the birther nonsense.

          Josh Marshall was in some sort of twitter feud with a guy who was (IIRC, think he’s moved onto some Ivy League school [Princeton, I think]) an editor at McClatchey who swore up and down that HRC began this toxic rumor.

          • November 13, 2016 at 9:48 pm

            I don’t tweet. Wanted to stay away from it, BUT I’m re-thinking that. Have a good friend here who has wanted to teach me so think I’m going to take the dive. It will be after Thanksgiving though.

            Thanks for that tidbit of info.

            • 86 arapaho415
              November 13, 2016 at 10:31 pm

              Completely understandable, seems like a lot of people here aren’t on Twitter.

              Even if you’re not a Twitter user, you can view a person’s Twitter timeline by entering (using Daniel Dale of the Toronto Star as an example here):
              twitter.com/ddale8

              A pop-up box will appear asking you to log in, but once you click on the screen or scroll down, the box goes away.

              Individual tweets appear with the person’s photo of choice (Twitter avatar) — professional users often use a photo of themselves as @ddale8 does, but twitter users can upload any photo of choice for their avatar. If you don’t upload a photo to Twitter, your avatar is the Twitter default, an egg).

              To the right of the photo (Twitter avatar) is the user’s name (created by the user – you can enter your legal name, or anything you want), then the user’s Twitter name (also called Twitter handle, and in this example is @ddale8), then a timestamp.

              You can open a tweet by clicking on the timestamp (in the example below, the timestamp for these tweets appears as 4h, meaning 4 hours ago).

              Here’s an example of an “egg” avatar:

              Sounds more complicated than it is, once you get used to it. (I am completed Tech challenged, so if I can use Twitter, think just about anyone can.)

    • November 13, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      The first four items on this page have extensive information about every aspect of the deal and how it is being verified, tnmtngirl.

      • November 13, 2016 at 11:40 pm

        Thanks, Bob. I’m guessing you mean the link df provided me??

        arapaho, I, too, am tech challenged. Thanks for the good explanation. I know my friend here will work with me until I get it. She’s been after me for a long time to learn.

    • 89 Obama Grandmama
      November 14, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      I wonder why when I push my iPad go back button instead of just erasing one letter it goes nonstop and erases it all? This only happens here in word press.

  23. 90 desertflower
    November 13, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    He changed his masthead:) Love this! tired of seeing DT’s tiny …teeny tiny nub. Sorry. I feel juvenile.

    https://twitter.com/thebaxterbean

  24. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    November 13, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you very much for the content of this post, Nerdy. Sage advice and timely reminders. You are a champion.

    This represents what we’ll be confronting, as we all know:

  25. 92 FoxfireTX
    November 13, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    OK folks. Given the Bannon announcement today, this is going to get a lot worse than we contemplated and it was bad already. I have a couple of suggestions for our daily life.

    1. Become extremely aware of your surroundings when in public, and for those who can do so with little risk (some of us white folks, particularly the older ones) be ready to step in if you see trouble.

    2. Have the tools at the ready that you need, and BE READY TO USE THEM! Most of us have video on our smart phones but I have never used mine. In addition, I knew I could do two things at a time, i.e., call 911 and video, but wasn’t sure how. I learned this afternoon.

    3. I also intend to pick up something, debating between deer urine for hunters, or pepper spray, to have in a readily accessible location.

    4. Keep in mind, most of these harassers are absolute cowards. I am adamantly opposed to guns of any type, but in a state like TX if is assumed everyone has a gun and a hand in a purse or pocket can create a semblance of force.

    Sad that it has come to this but I’ll be damned if I’m going to let this happen without fighting.

  26. 96 MadameSoph
    November 13, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you for this Nerdy! These tweets are wonderful advice.

  27. 97 desertflower
    November 13, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/11/joan-walsh-blasts-media-who-ignored

    Comment from this story:

    JS • 6 hours ago
    I keep hearing how we need to understand white, rural, working class voters. I understand them perfectly. I grew up AMONG them. Let me tell you something about white rural America. I grew up in a town of 500 people in rural MN. There was no economic anxiety. Not only did nearly EVERY adult have a job, they had a good job, and a job they had basically no chance of ever losing. You couldn’t possibly grow up in a more stable financial situation. If the farmers had a bad year of food prices, it didn’t matter. The government would subsidize their entire harvest and take it off their hands. Every damn person had enough extra cash lying around to go to the bar (where my mother worked) 4 or 5 nights a week and drop HUNDREDS of dollars on pull-tabs. Everyone had brand new pick-ups and good, nice houses. Not most people, practically EVERYONE. The economic hardship meme is total BS.

    Now let me tell you how things were from a social issue aspect. My best friend’s dad used the “n” word so often in casual conversation we almost didn’t even notice it anymore. Every single kid who’s parents owned a farm talked the same way. About black people, about women. The people who own these farms were more than happy to ILLEGALLY used the labor of Mexican migrant workers to pick the rocks out of their fields, and then have the unmitigated gall to complain about illegal immigration. If you listened to anything but country music, you were a “f*g”. If you wore anything but Wranglers and t-shirts, the same word would be thrown at you. We didn’t have a black person in our entire school, K-12, until my younger cousin (who is mixed-race) moved to town. She had to transfer to a different school in a larger nearby city to finish her last 3 years of high school because of how she was treated. There is no curiosity, there is no knowledge of what is going on in the world outside of the local cafe. There is no interest in finding out. These people do not have tough lives. They are not downtrodden. Their children are almost 100% safe, and will want for nothing in regards to their dreams of the future. On a large-scale level, there IS no rampant economic anxiety in these places. What there is is a overwhelming fear and hatred of things they know nothing about.
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    • 98 arapaho415
      November 14, 2016 at 9:18 am

      GM DF, missed your post last night. 😦

      MSM twitter feeds since last Tuesday is mostly about themselves, about “missing” DJT voter support.

      Sounds to me like DJT support in US heartland is based on DJT’s #GuidingPrinciple, which is to screw the other guy. Farmers are comfortable because they reap US government subsidies if crops fail, but damn it, if anyone else’s life improves because of the federal government, the President is a #failure.

      More economic anxiety here:

  28. 99 MadameSoph
    November 13, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Time for some Church TOD!

    A friend just sent it to me. It’s today’s sermon from our local liberal Episcopalian church, All Saints.  Even if you are not the least bit religious, I urge you to watch and listen to this beautiful, inspiring and powerful speech and share it widely:

    “We do not stop proclaiming […] the True Gospel of the Christ who was born as a dark-skinned refugee and died for love with his hands up – because he challenged the authority of a police state.”

    “Those among us who have nothing real to fear must stop issuing calls for unity and respect that are really just calls for traumatized people to sit down and shut up.”

    “We need to feel the grief of the mother who has no idea how to explain to her eight-year-old little girl why her country chose a man who brags about objectifying, abusing, and violating women over a woman who told her daughter to never doubt that she is valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve her own dreams.”

    It’s only 17:29 min long:

    • 100 purpleshoesla
      November 14, 2016 at 12:00 am

      All Saints!! Madame Soph, if you know, is this All Saints’ new pastor that replaced Ed Bacon? Thanks for posting.

      • 101 MadameSoph
        November 14, 2016 at 4:28 am

        Hi Purple Shoes! I don’t attend All Saints (I work Sundays), although I’ve been to a couple of services there. I’ll ask my friend about the pastor. Her friend saw this in person and was so moved she sent it out. I guess they post all of their sermons on YouTube. When I find out, I’ll leave the info right here, on this thread, unless I happen to catch you on another one.

      • 102 MadameSoph
        November 15, 2016 at 7:32 pm

        Just heard from my friend Purple Shoes. She said that, yes, this is the pastor that replaced Ed, who retired this last summer. His name is Mike Kinman.

        • 103 purpleshoesla
          November 16, 2016 at 2:00 am

          Thanks so much Madame Soph! I liked what Paster Kinman had to say very much so they seem to be in good hands. I went to All Saints earlier this year to one of their Jazz Vespers concerts that was phenomenol and uplifitng upon the invitation of a friend. It was the last one that was held by/for Ed; kind of send off of sorts; very bittersweet and I wondered who they would get to fill the giant shoes from his pending departure.

    • 104 carla4obama
      November 14, 2016 at 12:27 am

      I have ben crying (sobbing) since Tuesday night. Waking up at night with that deep pain and sobbing some more. This video told me it was ok to cry..grief is real. I wish I was in this church. Thank you for posting this…i will be sending to my family and friends.

    • November 14, 2016 at 2:31 am

      THANK YOU! Will share on my fb.

  29. 106 carolyn
    November 13, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Many ministers today dealt with this awful election. Mine did. I don’t know how to bring the video over. I was driving home from Dallas today wishing I was in church to hear our minister, but this evening, went to Facebook and members have already posted it for the world to see. I watched. He was unbelievable. First he said Jesus tells us to do many things, and one thing is to pray for our enemies. He said, I don’t like that command, but we need to do so. And, he prayed for Donald Trump in one of the most powerful prayers I’ve ever heard. He hit every mean thing about DT in the most beautiful and meaningful way, not cutting him any slack. His sermon dealt with the results of the election, and how we are feeling, and what we can do. If you are interested go to http://www.mayflowerucc.org. Then go up top to the f for facebook and the video is there. It is on vimeo, so that may be an easier way. He was quite concrete about what has happened, and in what we can do. He says we must trust, but resist. He gives specific ideas on what we can do, and at the end of the sermon he said: “In the words of my favorite president, “Yes We Can.”

    I saw the pictures, church was packed for two services. We are a progressive congregation, who were all just distraught at this election. We needed comfort and encouragement from our pastor, Dr. Robin Meyers. Our church is Congregational/United Church of Christ. Our pastor was the first in Oklahoma City to push for marriage equality, we are the first church in OKC to get solar panels…….our members gave the money for them…..It is a privilege to attend this church.

    If someone can tell me how, I will try to post it.

    • 107 arapaho415
      November 14, 2016 at 9:31 am

      GM Carolyn.

      Love the way your pastor concluded your service yesterday: “In the words of my favorite president, ‘Yes We Can.’”

      Blessings to you, your pastor and your congregation. Don’t know how to post Vimeo videos here, but thanks for bringing to our attention.

  30. November 13, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Good evening TODers

    I have been numb since this election. I have cried. I have worried. This not the America I came to on May 20, 1980.

    I have not known what is going on in the world since Tuesday, because I refused to look. I did not want to see the Birther’s face. I did not want to see his back. Did not want to hear anything he had, has to say. I will never look at him, ever again. I can’t.

    My only comfort these last days have been listening to President Obama’s speeches. I have not loved him more.

    And then I came here tonight and saw this post.

    Thank you, Nerdy.

    It made me realize that retreating is not the best thing to do now.

    Thanks to everyone here for the wisdom you impart each day.

    I am glad I can come here to find peace.

    God Speed.

    Kate

    • 109 jacquelineoboomer
      November 13, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      Love you!

    • November 14, 2016 at 6:44 am

      Dear Kate, this is going to be hard. The impulse to fully retreat from this abomination is normal. It’s going to take time to regain our composure enough to face this nightmare without falling apart. So I recommend you do as much as you can to fully honor the grief you feel and that we all feel. You are not, never ever, alone in this. Do what you can to stay whole, each and every day.

      When you’re ready and able, I want to ask that you and all of us get back in because we need to fight this horror with all our might. Each day we learn of how quickly our democracy can and will deteriorate because we have a monster in the White House and he has his willing supplicants to join him there and in both houses of Congress. The Supreme Court is about to be compromised for decades. And it’s clear we no longer have a free press to keep him in check. So there is a whole different level of urgency to what we are facing. We must be strong whenever we can. We must form a strong resistance to this fascism we face. This is a very, very serious assault on our democracy.

  31. 111 desertflower
    November 13, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I can’t take this. I just can’t.

    • 112 sherijr
      November 13, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      no way. omg & did anyone on 60 minutes correct his stupidity? Not their place to present facts, right.

      • 113 arapaho415
        November 13, 2016 at 10:41 pm

        GE sherijr.

        He truly is an imbecile. But an imbecile who is counting on SCOTUS to overturn Roe v. Wade. Simply unconscionable.

        He’s an complete idiot — this makes no sense whatsoever:

        • 114 sherijr
          November 14, 2016 at 12:09 am

          no argument from me, both idiot & imbecile, dangerously so.

        • 115 nathkatun7
          November 14, 2016 at 1:11 am

          Behold the man elected by people who deeply believe that being a man, and having a white skin, makes you SUPERIOR to women and people of color. To be honest, I am disgusted with the current state of U.S. Journalism. Surely, an alert journalist would have asked Trump two follow-up questions: 1. If he,Trump, “would rather see the popular vote determine the president,” would he be willing to step down and let Hillary Clinton be president, since she won the popular vote; 2. Does Trump know that if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns “Roe v. Wade,” the Court’s decision would apply to all the 50 states?

          • 116 arapaho415
            November 14, 2016 at 8:47 am

            GM nathkatun7.

            Hope you see this…

            There were so many things screwed up about this year’s election coverage, but the most gobsmacking to me is how #factsdontmatter now that both Facebook and Google seem to propagate their feeds and responses with fake news.

            With DJT dismantling the First Amendment will we ever again *believe* anything we see online, even from formerly “trusted” news sites?

    • November 13, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Haven’t the SCOTUS rule on Roe vs Wade? Dear Voters who elected Trump, you are a bunch of dam stupid racist idiots.

    • 118 nathkatun7
      November 14, 2016 at 12:49 am

      This “Great Whte Bumpkin” needs remedial history lessons.

  32. November 13, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    For real ….

  33. 122 99ts
    November 13, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Had to take Mr 99 for day surgery this am (way to early!). While waiting I foolishly picked up a newspaper – haven’t looked at one since before Nov 8. Murdoch paper – full of warming thoughts and bilious lies about the orange ahole. I threw it across the room while noting if anyone around was a Trump supporter they would find some glowing words to read. No-one took up my offer.

    I hope every paper in the western world goes broke – for what they have done they deserve nothing.

  34. 123 arapaho415
    November 13, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    GE TODville.

    If anyone wonders what Steve Bannon’s agenda is, it’s apparently to destroy America, and who better to do than DJT? (Wouldn’t be surprised if Bannon is truly hoping for a race war).

    If there’s any question as to who will have more power in DJT’s administration:

    My comment:

  35. 124 whenpamelawandered
    November 13, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Yo y’all! My Newshour brothers’ fiancée recently retired after teaching in NJ public schools for 40 years. Beverly is heading out to Standings Rock to work with the children as a volunteer. Please donate if you can, it will be greatly appreciated. https://www.gofundme.com/beverlys-standing-rock-pilgrimage?brandedshare=1&d=126327073

  36. November 13, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Dumb ass

  37. November 13, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Woke up this morning with this on my heart:

    Y’all Surrendered to the Confederacy

    42 years ago, TODAY, I stood in a windowless room, in a building at Broad and Cherry Streets, Philadelphia, as a United States Marine Recruit, raised my right hand and pledged an oath “To support and defend the United States of America, against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” You, dear trump voter are the latter…

    History will reflect 151 years and 6 months, a mere 55,336 days, after the south was defeated in the Civil War, faux patriots across the land entered voting booths and surrendered America to the confederacy. This was done knowingly. The majority of white voters, male and female, prioritized privilege over continuing to strive to form “A More Perfect Union.”

    Save the faux outrage for being called out. This was NOT the dog-whistle campaign of Lee Atwater and the boys, that propelled Reagan to the Presidency. No, the scab was ripped off the festering sore in this nation, gasoline was poured and trump struck the match, running a full on, in your face, kkk-endorsed, campaign of white supremacy. You can’t say that you didn’t know…

    When he demonized Mexicans, you were okay with that…

    And Muslims; and African Americans; and POW’s – still trying to wrap my mind around this one; and Women; and the Disabled; and the Military – this from someone that actively avoided military service. He demonized the whole Islamic Faith; and the Seventh Day Adventist faith; and Asians… Did I miss anybody? YOU.WERE.OKAY.WITH.ALL.OF.THIS.

    Don’t quote for me the percentage of African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, etc. that voted for trump – there have always been self-loathing, “I’m not like them,” saboteurs in our midst. One thing that all marginalized people know: “All of my skin/interest folk, ain’t my kin folk.”

    I intentionally didn’t mention our pathetic 4th Estate. Murrow, Cronkite, Bradley are all spinning like tops in their graves.

    Having surrendered to the confederacy, you, my Stars and Stripes waving, red, white, and blue bunting decorating, patriotic t-shirt wearing, faux patriotic friend have forfeited two privileges that you hold dear; the privilege of declaring yourself a “real American” and that of proudly flying Old Glory.

    Although the United States of America will continue to be the Land of the Free for another 68 days, after that, things change. You voted in the confederacy, so OWN IT! Retire the Stars and Stripes, and proudly hoist the Stars and Bars. We know who you are; you need no longer to hide behind the faux patriotism of old. The Stars and Bars are an adequate temporary place holder for your soon-to-be-designed national ensign.

    Funny thing happened while you were drunk on the euphoria of establishing the new Confederate States of America: putin and the boys confirmed that they have been in engaged with the trump campaign from the beginning. trump openly courted the russians, called on them to hack the opposition, had russophiles embedded in his campaign; BUT.YOU.WERE.OKAY.WITH.ALL.OF.THAT.

    Looks like trump may very well be the Manchurian candidate.

    You were warned. You were warned by the derided liberals. You were warned by the Germanys. You were warned by the Jews. YOU.WERE.WARNED.

    At noon, January 20, 2017 instead of ushering in the new Confederate States of America, we may very well see the dawn of the Confederate States of Russia.

    42 years ago, today, I raised my right hand and pledge an oath “To support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America…” That oath has no expiration date. I.WILL.CONTINUE.TO.SUPPORT. I.WILL.CONTINUE.TO.DEFEND. I.WILL.CONTINUE.TO.FIGHT.

    Alycée Nelson Ruley
    CWO-02, USMC(Ret)
    November 13, 2016

  38. 140 FoxfireTX
    November 13, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    This will not be good for PBO in the end, Trump will try to turn it to hsi advantage. But PBO knows that and will do it because he cares more for his country.

    • 141 FoxfireTX
      November 13, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      BTW, don’t know if anyone else caught this, but somewhere Trump was patting himself on the back “for going to the WH more quickly than anyone else” as if he set up the meeting with PBO. PBO IS THE PRESIDENT and he issued the invitation but of course the FOOL does not possess an oz of graciousness, and has to try to do the one upmanship game. I posted on FB today that when he was tweeting about the NYT he is like a nine year old except that is an insult to nine year olds.

      • 142 jacquelineoboomer
        November 13, 2016 at 11:02 pm

        He probably thinks PBO invited him to visit sooner than past presidents have invited their sad, sorry-ass next-in-line dorks.

      • 143 Bill R.
        November 14, 2016 at 2:05 am

        The predictable thing about Trump is his ego and his vanity. He must always be seen as being in control and popular. Doubtless our egoless Pres Obama knows this and uses it to play him.

    • 144 jacquelineoboomer
      November 13, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      I believe this is the only way for President Obama to act and remain true to the statesman qualities he possesses. He’s a born statesman. He won’t regret it, either, in my opinion. Never have seen a man so completely on the right personal track in life as President Obama. I know he has “flaws” like the rest of us, but they’re not nearly as obvious. (Where the hell are the flaws, is what I really ask myself!!!!)

  39. 145 JER
    November 13, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    December 2011. With Bo on Air Force One.

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

  40. 147 jacquelineoboomer
    November 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    A little recurring poke in the eye, I plan to give him – among others.

  41. November 13, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Good night TOD

    #FORWARD Together

  42. 150 jacquelineoboomer
    November 13, 2016 at 11:40 pm

  43. November 13, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    I am not one to gloat at other’s misfortunes; however, I’m high 5ing myself and whooping it up because the Patriots lost! May always cheating, trump supporting Brady not win another this year…

    • 155 Sandy1110
      November 14, 2016 at 12:10 am

      We avenged that SB loss. 🙂

    • 156 MadameSoph
      November 14, 2016 at 4:39 am

      Oh Alycée! That game was like a mini triumph against the Trumpsters! I am a Seahawks fan anyway, so it was extra sweet! Also, I have a big cougar crush on Richard Sherman. I just knew that he and the other guys were thinking, “Take that you Trump-voting MoFos!”

      Woohoo!

      • November 14, 2016 at 11:30 am

        Right there with you on the cougar crush! LOL

        Thank you for sharing the sermon. Have listened to it three times thus far; and have shared it and your comment on my fb time line.

  44. 158 jacquelineoboomer
    November 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Goodnight, TODville, and all the ships at sea!

  45. 159 FoxfireTX
    November 14, 2016 at 12:03 am

    My last post for the day. This is the first day since the election I’ve made it through without crying but I am close. It’s like we’re living in some alternative universe that we will wake from shortly How can things have changed in such a short amount of time? But they have. As I said earlier today, he will “Hooverize” the Justice Department and use it to go after his enemies. While presidents have been extremely careful since the Nixon days to keep their hands off Justice, this is another norm rather than law. What we failed to understand was just how many of “checks and balances” were/are norms rather than laws. It appears they are going to be stretched to the breaking point.

    Hope everyone sleeps well, and thanks to everyone for being here to hold each other up.

    • 160 99ts
      November 14, 2016 at 1:26 am

      The president elect
      – uses twitter to attack people
      – promises retribution to his political enemies
      – has language worse than a 4 year old
      – has no intention of actually working at the job of president
      – is outsourcing his chores to a band of ignorant racist misfits
      – continues to have the greatest conflict of interest by carring on his business while being president

      Just imagine the outcry if PBO had done any of these things

      The media is still aiding and abetting every step of the way – when they came for the journalists – there was no-one left to care

    • 161 arapaho415
      November 14, 2016 at 8:40 am

      GM FFTX.

      Thought I posted here, but must have been on one of the previous threads:

  46. 162 99ts
    November 14, 2016 at 1:31 am

  47. 163 purpleshoesla
    November 14, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Sigh.. so..this happened in MY neighborhood. My gentrifying eco hipster hood. My strong dem voting liberal/(and in 2016 Bernie luving -in some sections) hood. Just ordered some pepper spray off Amazon.

    http://www.thewrap.com/silicon-valley-stars-harassed-by-trump-supporters-in-bar/

  48. 165 Ladyhawke
    November 14, 2016 at 6:33 am

  49. 167 Ladyhawke
    November 14, 2016 at 6:48 am

    • 168 No Child Left Behind
      November 14, 2016 at 7:22 am

      I remember. I also remember the humiliation they put Tim Geithner through shortly after PBO’s election, and it was Tim Geithner with his “stress test” that saved big banks that were too big too fail… and that saved the economy. I do remember. Geithner had already paid off the $14k that was due but they still held hearing, questioned him to humiliate him and by ricochet, his boss PBO.

  50. November 14, 2016 at 7:38 am

    I haven’t posted in a long time but I lurk all the time. I want to thank everyone for your posts and information. This site has kept me sane. The results of the election first stunned me , then depressed me. I went from shock to crying and now I am angry as hell. We have to fight , make our voices heard and do what we can to keep this country going in the vision of the president. Thank,Nerdy and everyone here.

  51. 170 desertflower
    November 14, 2016 at 8:09 am

    The idiocy touches everyone there..

  52. 174 desertflower
    November 14, 2016 at 8:21 am

  53. 175 No Child Left Behind
    November 14, 2016 at 8:32 am

    We move forward!

  54. 177 JER
    November 14, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  55. November 14, 2016 at 8:50 am

    We must fight back.

  56. 181 desertflower
    November 14, 2016 at 8:54 am

    MUST,MUST,MUST SEE. Because, John Oliver:)

  57. November 14, 2016 at 8:56 am


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