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You Were The Change

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165 Responses to “You Were The Change”


  1. January 24, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Awesome Nerdy. Evening TOD folks!

  2. 5 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    What a treasure, Nerdy. Thank you for putting this together, for us to gush over!

  3. 7 donna dem 4 obama
    January 24, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    We will not go quietly into the night…..

    • 8 globalcitizenlinda
      January 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      he will lose his tiny whinny marbles …. (maybe marble, singular is fine when talking about him — #AlternativePhrasing

  4. 9 JER
    January 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm

  5. January 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    O M G

  6. January 24, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Oh my, now NASA’s gone rogue:

  7. 21 donna dem 4 obama
    January 24, 2017 at 7:13 pm

  8. 22 arapaho415
    January 24, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    Thank YOU, NerdyW. for posting @ObamaWhiteHouse reminders of the real changes for the good that happened with PBO and team.

    Sent this to Meta this afternoon, which is devastating news for our Native Americans — whose forebears were stripped of their land and belongings, rounded up to live in desolate places, and under the jurisdiction (and whim) of the BLM (Bureau of Land Management, obviously not Black Lives Matter).

    And this (don’t have time to read right now — even though it’s winter [and cold here — in the mid-30Fs this morning, high reached about 50F this afternoon), my plants are acting like it’s Springtime now, so must tend to them before darkness falls), this seems to raise more questions about DJT:

    • 23 jacquelineoboomer
      January 24, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      What would be monumental to see is the majesty and pride and righteousness of thousands of Native Americans, protesting in front of the White House. I’m sure many of us would fund that trip, if needed and if it were at all possible to do so.

      Each American today is in the same exact position under T-rump … and it won’t be long before we will have MORE to identify ourselves with our Native Americans.

    • 26 susanne
      January 24, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      ‘Where will the Dump stand’? Is this a joke? Possibly we’ve just found out the real reason he ran for president.

  9. January 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    WHHOAAAA

    • January 24, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      This one says:

      AltUSNatParkService
      @AltNatParkSer
      Unofficial feed of the U.S. National Park Service. Protecting rugged scenery, fossil beds, 89 million acres of mountains, prairie, grassland & wildlife.

      Washington, DC

  10. January 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm

  11. January 24, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    This reads like an SNL skit but somehow is actually REAL NEWS

  12. January 24, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Bottom Line ….

    • 38 nathkatun7
      January 25, 2017 at 12:53 am

      Thanks Bobfr for your forthright tweet! If 3 million people voted illegally on November 8, 2016, as Trump and Spicer claim, then the election was invalid. To remedy the situation we must do these three things immediately:

      1. Reject the results of this election and conduct a new election to be strictly monitored by non partisan independent groups and experts skilled in detecting fraud in voting.

      2. Reject Trump’s divisiveness by looking out for the marginalized people

      3. And, most importantly, the Federal Government should launch a thorough, non-partisan, investigation to indentify and prosecute the 3 million people who voted illegally in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election! The 3 million people who, accordin to Trump voted illegally, must be prosecuted and severely punished for undermining our democracy! It’s simply not enough to publicly allege that 3 million people voted illegally and then do nothing to punish the culprits!

  13. 42 Allison
    January 24, 2017 at 7:45 pm

  14. January 24, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    FFS, send this man in

  15. 47 donna dem 4 obama
    January 24, 2017 at 7:48 pm

  16. 48 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    I would imagine federal workers employed by the National Park Service have a vested interest in protecting our public lands. Trump thinks they are there for a small paycheck. He has absolutely NO CONNECTION to our country and its values and resources.

  17. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2017 at 7:53 pm

  18. January 24, 2017 at 7:57 pm

  19. 55 FoxfireTX
    January 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Leave it to the GOP to charge us for exercising our right to free speech and the right to protest.

  20. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Of course, there’s a parody account up, already!

  21. 57 arapaho415
    January 24, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Just saw this on @mattdepearce’s Twitter timeline (per Meta’s post about silencing NPS upthread):

  22. 58 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    This so reminds me of President Obama (except for the “old man” part). Just popped in my head.

    ***

    The Bridge Builder

    BY WILL ALLEN DROMGOOLE

    An old man going a lone highway,
    Came, at the evening cold and gray,
    To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
    Through which was flowing a sullen tide
    The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
    The sullen stream had no fear for him;
    But he turned when safe on the other side
    And built a bridge to span the tide.

    “Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
    “You are wasting your strength with building here;
    Your journey will end with the ending day,
    You never again will pass this way;
    You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
    Why build this bridge at evening tide?”

    The builder lifted his old gray head;
    “Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
    “There followed after me to-day
    A youth whose feet must pass this way.
    This chasm that has been as naught to me
    To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
    He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
    Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!”

    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/52702

  23. 59 arapaho415
    January 24, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Meanwhile, as MSM prop up (as propaganda outlets) DJT:

  24. 60 FoxfireTX
    January 24, 2017 at 8:20 pm

  25. 61 JER
    January 24, 2017 at 8:25 pm


    Anti-Trump Protesters Are Gathering Over Trump’s Executive Order To Advance DAPL and Keystone Pipeline Thousands have gathered in New York in a few hours time.The city has shut down the subways to slow the flow of marchers. The protest is trying to get to Trump Tower but the police are blocking there path. There are also protests going on in Chicago, Portland, outside the White House all over America.

  26. January 24, 2017 at 8:35 pm

  27. 68 No Child Left Behind
    January 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    This is what happens and how it happens in the SANE country.

    Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that the UK government must hold a vote in parliament before beginning the process of leaving the European Union.

    The decision is a complication for Prime Minister Theresa May, who wanted to trigger Article 50 — the legal mechanism that begins the process of leaving the EU — by the end of March. Doing so will open the door for EU negotiations, which are likely to last two years.
    CNN

  28. 69 No Child Left Behind
    January 24, 2017 at 8:47 pm

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  33. January 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    jus sayin

  34. January 24, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I miss them so much every day.

  35. January 24, 2017 at 9:04 pm

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  38. January 24, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    bbl ….

    • 85 globalcitizenlinda
      January 24, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      Mr. Bob, I will retweet this (self-inflicted invalidation of election) message of yours each time I see it

  39. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    • 87 COS
      January 24, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Aren’t employees of the government paid by taxpayers? Don’t they have a duty to report to the public? BTW, did Trump declare emergency in Georgia, where they had those tornados?

      • 88 jacquelineoboomer
        January 24, 2017 at 9:45 pm

        Only certain people in the government can speak on behalf of their agencies – that’s determined by protocols in each department.

        I’ll try to find something on the Georgia question! I guess Trump will “send in FEMA” only sparingly. Ugh.

      • 89 jacquelineoboomer
        January 24, 2017 at 9:46 pm

        Of course, the hope is everybody turns into a conscientious anti-Trump “whistle blower” !!!

        • 90 COS
          January 24, 2017 at 10:12 pm

          Thanks Jacqueline.I hope so. I just can’t believe this stuff is happening here in the US. He did not waste any time.

        • 91 globalcitizenlinda
          January 24, 2017 at 11:02 pm

          props to you because you predicted this fed rebellion earlier

          • 92 jacquelineoboomer
            January 24, 2017 at 11:18 pm

            I did? 🙂

            I think all of us can see the writing on the wall!

            • 93 globalcitizenlinda
              January 24, 2017 at 11:22 pm

              remember when you wrote that you wished fed employees would quit enmasse as a protest? yes, you did … and I responded that this is a good idea except they would be replaced by the avowed “government-hating” and uninformed deplorables

              • 94 jacquelineoboomer
                January 24, 2017 at 11:41 pm

                Yes – I was just kidding.

                Well, off to bed for me! Goodnight to you, Linda, TODville – and all the ships at sea! I am sleepy, sleepy, sleepy.

  40. January 24, 2017 at 9:25 pm

  41. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2017 at 9:37 pm

  42. January 24, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    This is how far we’ve come in just a few days.

    • January 24, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      So this goes directly at the heart of the Constitution:

      • January 24, 2017 at 10:00 pm

        And again, we are skating on thin ice:

        • 104 jacquelineoboomer
          January 24, 2017 at 10:05 pm

          That was great that he answered you. He’s “IN,” big time.

          • January 24, 2017 at 10:09 pm

            He is one of PBO’s law school mentors and he’s very good on twitter, responding to nearly everyone. I value his opinion, especially since he’s the one suing Trump right now.

            • 106 globalcitizenlinda
              January 24, 2017 at 11:18 pm

              yes, I also follow him and have noted that he answers almost all real questions => he is always teaching (even outside of the classroom)

      • 107 FoxfireTX
        January 24, 2017 at 11:26 pm

        This is the reason we have so few laws with the respect to the president on things like taxes and conflicts. There has always been a major constitutional concern about the separation of powers, and the power of the Congress to regulate the Executive branch. Historically, we’ve had well established norms that every president followed to assure voters but those are out the window. The constitutional scholars are going to have a field day over the next four years.

  43. January 24, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    • 111 COS
      January 24, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      I am going to be really disappointed if all Democrats doesn’t oppose Trump’s Supreme Ct nominees.

      • January 24, 2017 at 11:49 pm

        it is the grass root DEMS that will lead the way…other than a few (SenDems)who have spoken out…i do not have much confidence in the SEN DEMS ..although when Reid was the Leader…they were able to hold together…example..the debt ceiling and the shut down…so they have stood together…but they seem so fractured right now…i wish that Harry Reid had not retired…we need him there

    • 114 CEB
      January 24, 2017 at 11:47 pm

      Black people are tired of being used. We came all out in this election, dealing with voter suppression, to give Hillary 99% of our votes only to be betrayed by white voters of all educational and income levels. 66% of white men and 53 % of white women voted for DT, and others voted for 3rd party candidates. White people crated this problem and they need to be front and center to deal with it. We are trying topics with the results as we always do. A-A people still make up less than 13% of the total population. Our power is limited.

      • January 24, 2017 at 11:52 pm

        although we maybe 13% of the population we have a significant impact on the fight back…always have been…and so we shall continue to fight as we always had to

  44. January 24, 2017 at 10:45 pm

  45. 118 globalcitizenlinda
    January 24, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    • 120 globalcitizenlinda
      January 24, 2017 at 11:09 pm

      sorry, this what I meant to share – what I think is someone’s good idea of “putting an asterisk after 45th POTUS!” ;

  46. January 24, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    If anyone thinks they’re safe from an ACA repeal – show them this:

  47. January 24, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Why does anyone in the media keep believing that GOP will do anything other than support Birther? The play a good game of good cop, bad cop and in the end they vote together. I can’t say this enough. We have witnessed this for eight years.

    I don’t believe a word coming out of ANY GOP’s mouth. ZERO.

  48. January 24, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    This is INSANITY.

  49. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2017 at 11:26 pm

  50. January 25, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

    #Unpresidented

    #25thAmendment

  51. January 25, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Netherlands for the win!

  52. 135 Gazelle
    January 25, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Am really liking Sec. Perez for DNC head. He’s enthusiastic. I also want him because that will be his only job, as it should be. Plus plus.

  53. 136 donna dem 4 obama
    January 25, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Today is Judith’s Birthday

  54. 138 desertflower
    January 25, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Morning everyone:) Happy Birthday, Judith! Have an extraordinary day today:) 🙂 Meanwhile…..in cuckoo land

  55. 139 desertflower
    January 25, 2017 at 8:05 am

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/politics/trump-calls-for-major-investigation-into-voter-fraud/index.html?adkey=bn

    President Donald Trump called on Wednesday for “a major investigation” into voter fraud, following through with baseless claims he has made since November’s election alleging millions of illegal votes during the general election without citing any evidence.

    “I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and … even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!” Trump wrote in two consecutive tweets.
    Trump’s comments on voter fraud came Monday during a meeting with congressional leaders, where he reiterated an unsubstantiated claim that 3-5 million illegal votes cost him the popular vote, according to two sources familiar with the meeting.
    On Tuesday, Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer vigorously defended Trump’s statement about illegal voters, though neither Trump nor his surrogates could provide evidence that any substantial illegal voting had occurred or influence the popular vote.

    • 140 sherijr
      January 25, 2017 at 8:18 am

      He’s a pos maniac. How many innocent people will be rounded up in this manufactured witch hunt? F*cker.

      • 141 desertflower
        January 25, 2017 at 8:24 am

        He is a paranoid delusional freak! I will be calling my reps today and DEMANDING to know what they plan to do about the lies and the dangerous delusions of THEIR MADMAN! I will also inform them that they are also begin lied to, and in turn lying to their constituents….most of whom KNOW they’re being lied to! Republicans will be tarnished and barred from office for generations…which is fine by me, but in the meantime, the man needs to be removed from office and we need a functioning govt….which, as of now, I don’t see us having. I hate these fuckers even more than I did before.

  56. 142 desertflower
    January 25, 2017 at 8:40 am

  57. January 25, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Sounds like there’s an internal battle going on. Let’s be the face of “public outcry” from here on out:

  58. 144 desertflower
    January 25, 2017 at 8:41 am

    THIS WAS THE PLAN ALL ALONG

  59. 145 desertflower
    January 25, 2017 at 8:43 am

  60. 146 No Child Left Behind
    January 25, 2017 at 8:44 am

  61. 147 desertflower
    January 25, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Or an entirely new election…

  62. 148 carolyn
    January 25, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Well, rump hasn’t been able to silence the Weather Channel. They are every day having discussions on rising oceans. And Jim Cantori just said that the president wants to take down climate change information on the website. How long before he is silenced?

  63. January 25, 2017 at 8:52 am

    This will keep you up at night…….

  64. 151 desertflower
    January 25, 2017 at 8:57 am

    And every Republican SOS had to certify the votes in their states….If they affirmed that all was fine and in order, what does THAT say about Republican governance and accountability? HE.IS.A.MORON.

  65. January 25, 2017 at 8:58 am

  66. 153 desertflower
    January 25, 2017 at 9:07 am

    THIS! Anyone find some balls lying around??

  67. 155 99ts
    January 25, 2017 at 9:09 am

    The man who would be King is running through old friends at a fast rate

    Netherlands Government launches global abortion fund to counter Trump cuts
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-26/netherlands-government-launches-global-abortion-fund/8213744

    The Netherlands is launching a global fund to help women access abortion services to compensate for United States President Donald Trump’s ban on federal funding for foreign groups providing abortions or abortion support for family planning abroad.

    Globally, 21.6 million women have unsafe abortions each year, nine out of 10 of which take place in developing countries, according the World Health Organisation.

  68. January 25, 2017 at 9:25 am

  69. January 25, 2017 at 9:27 am

    df, Quick note before I leave. Already late. I used most of your words (when you call your reps today). Just got through to all three and delivered that message. Corker–started to read back and did not use the words “dangerous delusional madman” so I stopped her and said I want word for word. She said “Trump” instead. Tried to play dumb……that she didn’t know who I was talking about with the dangerous delusional. I told her to not pay stupid with me. We continued–again–to go through my message. I did end with: TODAY is your Howard Baker shining moment. No problem at Duncan’s office. Took it and read back. Alexander: Hardest to get through to. Finally did. Told him I wanted it read back to me. He said, “With all due respect, we are getting calls back to back to back.” I said, “That’s your problem.” I didn’t insist he read it back to me, however. Just trust he got the main points down.

    Have a good day…..all of you. (((HUGS)))) Chips, NW and Dudette.

  70. January 25, 2017 at 9:42 am

    This is HEINOUS

  71. January 25, 2017 at 9:56 am

  72. 163 Allison
    January 25, 2017 at 10:04 am

  73. 164 57andfemale
    January 25, 2017 at 10:06 am

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