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‘I Believe In You’

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151 Responses to “‘I Believe In You’”


  1. 1 criquet
    January 21, 2017 at 9:55 am

    GM all.

  2. 2 criquet
    January 21, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Nerdy, thank you so much for continuing to maintain TOD. I know from reading so many comments that It means so much to everyone and your work has not only been superb in content but in our lives.
    All blessings to you and your family.

  3. January 21, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Thank you President Obama

  4. January 21, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Good morning, NERDY and TODville.

    NERDY, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart and soul for keeping us together. It means so much to all of us to continue this fight, together.

    I am making chocolate chips cookies today to pass out at the march. Wish I could send a bag to all of you!!

    FORWARD

  5. 10 Don
    January 21, 2017 at 10:09 am

    These marches that are going on around the country and the world give me hope. I saw in London where they were having a march that filled to capacity one of its squares. I’m so hopeful.

  6. 12 Don
    January 21, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Good Morning TOD!

  7. January 21, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Thanks everyone for the heads-up about Twitter *automatically* changing our accounts back so that we’re following the deplorable ones. Grrrr. So I’ve changed mine once again. And, I discovered that the two tweets of mine in which I referenced Potus PBO, if I clicked on Potus, it would have taken me to the deplorable’s page again. So, sadly, I had to delete those two tweets. I don’t want any connection there at all. Also, if you were previously following the White House’s Flickr account, you might want to unfollow that as well. There’s now an archived account for PBO’s White House.

  8. 16 GGAIL
    January 21, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Good West Coast morning NW & TOD family.
    My President and First Lady is in my neck of the world. I’m so happy ๐Ÿ˜Š
    NW, from the bottom of my heart, thank you โค

  9. 17 FoxfireTX
    January 21, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Good morning Nerdy and TOD! So excited to see the Women’s March today. Reminds me of women’s march we did in the 1980’s in Washington. Was much younger then and I went out for that one. But it is wonderful to see all the people pouring into Washington. I intended to march here today but have been fighting a sinus infection all week which has not been made better by all the crying:-) So I may watch and cheer from the sidelines this time.

    Nerdy, I hope if you start to feel overwhelmed by maintaining this place you will ask for help. I think there are enough smart people here that value this place that you could enlist us to take a share of the work from you. I certainly am more than willing. I am not familiar with word press have have done websites so could pick it up if need be. We appreciate you!

    Saw this photo this morning and it made me smile. Also, don’t know if any of you caught it but the Marine escorting Michelle down those steps squeezed her hand before letting go of her:-) It also was very sweet. I doubt that Melania will engender that type of affection.

    Love you all!

    • 18 arapaho415
      January 21, 2017 at 11:22 am

      Gorgeous photo, FFTX, thank you.

      Left responses to you early this morning on previous thread.

      BBL, we’ll chat soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 19 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Good Morning TODVille!

    It’s a bright Saturday seeing all my sisters marching in DC, around the country and around the world.

  11. 20 FoxfireTX
    January 21, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Oh one more thing on the Twitter accounts. If in addition to unfollowing the official accounts you go in and actually BLOCK those accounts they will not be able to add you back in. That’s what I ended up doing:-)

  12. 21 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 10:18 am

  13. 22 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 10:21 am

  14. 23 catrst
    January 21, 2017 at 10:23 am

    I am replenished by the love here on a daily basis and just seeing the love in the picture of President and Michelle Obama, and the simply hand squeeze of support and affection from the young Marine fills me up again. Love is the only thing that can overcome the self destructive hatred that fills the minds and hearts of those that cannot see what that does to you. That’s one of three things that I know will always be a part of the Obama Diary community. Faith in daring to do what cannot be done. Hope in positive change when we seek it and work for it. Love in all the things we do as a guiding force.

  15. 24 FoxfireTX
    January 21, 2017 at 10:37 am

    LOL! They plagiarized the cake……

  16. 25 Nerdy Wonka
    January 21, 2017 at 10:38 am

  17. 26 Nerdy Wonka
    January 21, 2017 at 10:44 am

  18. 28 CEB
    January 21, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Gloria Steinem is going in hard!

  19. 29 Nerdy Wonka
    January 21, 2017 at 10:59 am

  20. 33 CEB
    January 21, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Young female rappers using PBO’s quote, ” Be the change you want to see” as the refrain of their protest song/rap.

  21. 34 JER
    January 21, 2017 at 11:05 am

  22. 35 yardarm756
    January 21, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Good morning. It’s good to be back among the sane….I recently learned how to navigate FB and was swallowed whole in the process. Since multi-tasking is not my forte I lost track of things.
    NW you’ve done a monumental job with the TOD and should be commended!
    It now appears that we are ALL in this boat together…problem is that it leaks and sits in the middle of a swamp. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  24. January 21, 2017 at 11:12 am

    BE ENCOURAGED

  25. 46 arapaho415
    January 21, 2017 at 11:12 am

    GM TODville.

    Thank you NerdyW, for refueling us so early this morning — amazing post-inauguration day. #WomensMarch around-the-world. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted this on the previous thread (wee hours), want TODville to know that one of Nerdy’s tweets was highlighted in an article yesterday:

    Here’s her tweet:

    More on what’s happening today (including for our own @sherijr and @mom2bzs xoxox).

    Heard on the radio that one woman at #WomensMarchOnWashington had a sign that said “I’m with her,” with an illustration of the Statue of Liberty.

  26. January 21, 2017 at 11:26 am

    STAY VIGILANT

  27. 52 FoxfireTX
    January 21, 2017 at 11:29 am

  28. 53 FoxfireTX
    January 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

  29. January 21, 2017 at 11:36 am

  30. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Good mornin’!

    I truly don’t think it was an accident that Mrs. Obama gave those telling looks throughout the day yesterday. I’m laughing to myself about it, even now. Although we all know she’d be filled with all kinds of emotions leaving the White House with her family, I think yesterday’s look was planned – and I’m sure many of you agree. She decided not to smile for the cameras, but just to roll with whatever she felt like doing. To me, it was a look of utter disdain at the Trumps. Kind of how your mother would look at you in church, when you were misbehaving. She barely smiled, that I could tell, and why would she?

    By the way, Melania, there are federal laws about “accepting presents” when you are in the White House. Over a certain dollar amount, the presents cannot be kept by the First Family or anyone else WHO WORKS FOR US. So, your little kind-looking gesture of giving the First Lady a gift from Tiffany’s meant NOTHING to her. She probably never saw that box again, after she handed it off with her look of disdain. She didn’t fall for your pretense at being gracious. Just guessing here, but I’m pretty sure she will never want to think of you or your big fat sugar daddy after yesterday. Thank you, anyway.

    And, by the way, hope there wasn’t anything edible and perishable in that old fake-ass Tiffany’s box from the bottom of your closet, Melania, because it’s now in the trash outside the WH. #SorryNotSorry

    • January 21, 2017 at 11:55 am

      You know – and I’m just being very petty here, but whatever – a gift from Tiffany’s is so yesterday’s automatic wealth display. They probably thought just the blue box by itself was enough to signal to the world that they are 5th Avenue shoppers.

      When I think of the immensely thoughtful gifts the Obamas have given over the years, usually steeped in artistic merit or sentimental value or history – THAT’S CLASS.

      • 57 jacquelineoboomer
        January 21, 2017 at 11:57 am

        THAT’S CLASS. And, apparently, class is so yesterday. But for the fact Citizen Barack and Citizen Michelle still walk among us (even though they might be sunbathing among us today!).

        • January 21, 2017 at 12:05 pm

          I saw a video today – and let me just start with UGH – of some talking heads chatting about how the con man has redecorated the Oval Office with gold curtains and gold brocade couches and one of them was saying that was just fine because he needs to feel at home, that he’s always been surrounded by gold so this is what he needs to feel comfortable. So you know, I guess that’s their job, to make the man-baby feel comfortable every step of the way. Boy, is she in for a surprise.

    • 63 dee
      January 21, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      not being negative, but didnt i see mrs Obama bring something to Laura Bush in 2009?

      • 64 jacquelineoboomer
        January 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm

        You are right, and not being negative. Of course, the gesture is totally the norm. But I don’t find ANYTHING that the Trumps do as normal. So what I may find normal for one, doesn’t fit the other. All bets are off!

  31. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Ha Ha Ha. Ashley Judd’s on fire.

  32. January 21, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Seeing all these wonderful photos and tweets of the womenยดs marchest is truely the best thing that has happened in the mess that was the last coupld of days, thank you everyone for keeping this place open.

    I was in a pretty bad state yesterday and lost it once more this morning when I found a newsletter mail by PBO in my inbox that he signed with first name only. Now Iยดm better and wish i was over in DC

    • 69 FoxfireTX
      January 21, 2017 at 11:52 am

      So thrilled to see people all over Europe and the world supporting us here niliathiel! DT needs to understand that his conduct is not going to be welcomed anywhere. And it is good practice for the same forces seem to be at work in Europe. Hopefully your countries can learn from our mistakes and not allow this to spread further.

  33. January 21, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Ashley Judd is breathing fire:

  34. 74 Bill R.
    January 21, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Today I am marching at the Oregon State Capitol mall with my wife, daughter, and granddaughter. We are marching for the power of love and healing across America and the world, over hate, division, and cruelty. I am truly inspired by the millions across the world who are joining us and by all of you TODers.

  35. 81 CEB
    January 21, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Ashley Judd interrupted Michael Moore’s long spiel to do a powerful spoken word piece.

  36. 86 FoxfireTX
    January 21, 2017 at 11:56 am

    PBO and Michelle will be so PROUD to see this today! For us old folks, this is not new, we learned it in the 1960’s from the civil rights icons. But for those younger, so much us this was learned and burned into their hearts from PBO and Michelle. This honors them. In response to MM’s question, 9 of the 10 there had never marched in Washington previously. THIS is PBO’s legacy.

  37. 87 whenpamelawandered
    January 21, 2017 at 11:58 am

    โค

  38. 88 CEB
    January 21, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Michelle’s name has been added to the honored ancestors; her name has been invoked three times so far.
    Michael More went on about destroying/remaking/taking over in what is Bernie’s vision, the DNC. Said he was in support of Keith Ellison. o glad when Ashley Judd interrupted and started speaking.
    One of the best things about this march is it is clear that this is not a one-off. There are many social justice organizations old and new to join all over the country that are being highlighted.

    • January 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      I’m glad to hear that. This match can’t just be about women and it can’t be another occupy that just fizzleds away. Of course it has had a far different start than occupy, and this is also much bigger. We just have to keep momentum going after everyone goes home.

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  41. January 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    • 93 Don
      January 21, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      32 companies tells me he’s about to move a massive amount of money, not make money, but move money. And it won’t be his money, it will be the money of the people and the entities that he owes.

  42. January 21, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    gotta go march ….

    #CitizenObamaWithoutTermLimits

    #TheResistance

    #NEVERmypresident

  43. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    • 101 Don
      January 21, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      To be honest with you, I wasn’t that taken with the word ‘resistance’ when it was first used about a month ago. But now I fully understand, I’m all in with it, it means sooooo much more. It means not giving one inch, it means calling out Trump and his minions at every chance, it means fighting Trump in the House and the Senate and in the voting booths. And it means if necessary fighting Trump in the streets.

  44. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Sister Simone!

  45. 104 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm

  46. 110 FoxfireTX
    January 21, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    I don’t know if this video will post from FB but this is the very sweet clip of Michelle and the Marine .

  47. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm

  48. 124 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Kamala Harris!

  49. 125 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Rep. Maxine Waters! Glad to see her.

  50. 131 CEB
    January 21, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Rep. Maxine Waters first named the Deplorable One and called out his awful nominees, their names and why they are “dangerous.” Special condemnation for Bannon and his dog whistles.
    Rep. female cabinet members out in force.

  51. January 21, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    California welcomes the Obamas!!

  52. 133 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm

  53. 134 Don
    January 21, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    WOW!!! Just look at all these marches that are taking place around the world, incredible and inspiring.

  54. 135 CEB
    January 21, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Rep. and Senators Kamala Harris, Kristen Gillibrand, and Tammy Duckworth ready for the fight.

  55. 136 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    • 137 Don
      January 21, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Trump doesn’t even want to appear that he gives a fuck about you if you aren’t a straight white rich male and in good health.

  56. 138 CEB
    January 21, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Speak baby girl, Sophie Cruz!

  57. 139 CEB
    January 21, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    All of this pit together in 2 and a half months! We’ve got this people if we stay focused.

  58. 140 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 1:03 pm

  59. January 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    CHI-TOWN IN FORMATION!!!!

  60. January 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Brothers and sisters of Norway!

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  62. 145 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 1:08 pm

  63. 146 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    This is a little recent back story on sweet Sophie Cruz, who just spoke at the March.

  64. 148 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 1:11 pm

  65. 150 HZ
    January 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you FoxfireTX for sharing this . So moving. HZ

  66. 151 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm


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