126 Responses to “Chat Away”


  1. 1 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Hello TOD!
    Thank you, NW for a brand new post!

  2. 2 donna dem 4 obama
    February 3, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    They’re back

  3. 6 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 5:06 pm

  4. 8 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 5:10 pm

  5. 9 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    GOP is the Scum!
    Excuse me?Threw her out for attending a Women’s March?

  6. 14 Judith Fardig
    February 3, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    We need some sanity in DC, so I’m glad the Obamas are home from their well-earned sunny time away. They must be appalled at what havoc Cheeto Benito is wreaking.

  7. 15 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 5:29 pm

  8. 16 donna dem 4 obama
    February 3, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Keep it up #RESIST

  9. 17 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 5:59 pm

  10. 18 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 6:02 pm

  11. 19 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm

  12. 20 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 6:22 pm

  13. 21 yardarm756
    February 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Good afternoon.

  14. 23 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    When my boos said on Tuesday that he could no longer watch the news in the evenings, I nodded. I confess now that I cannot take any more BREAKING NEWS. Only one of them will suffice: Orange went dark!

    On another note, so happy to see my FOREVER FIRST FAMILY photo.

    Thank you Donna. Thank you NW.

  15. 24 purpleshoesla
    February 3, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Tears….. First to return back to the States (here in Los Angeles) since this f#$kery began a week ago. 99,000+ to go. #RESISTANCE

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-iran-return-lax-20170201-story.html

  16. 25 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 6:29 pm

  17. 26 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm

  18. February 3, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    So Trump brought more sanctions on Iran, they are determined to start another war and I hope those Americans who voted for Trump are ready to go to fight that war. Where is the tough talk with Russia for interfering in our election?

  19. 28 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm

  20. 29 CEB
    February 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I just don’t get it. How can republicans want poison water, foul air, inert soil, sick people, thousands being killed and injured in wars, poorly educated children, millions barely making ends meet and priced out of a home and advanced schooling, domestic gun massacres, no allies, no art, no truth and no justice? They and their families live in this country too and no one is immune for long from the various ills that ravage our country. The religious right wants a theocracy, but only if it is from their sect. I just do not understand this need to control everyone and everything. What profit is there in standing on the top of a dung heap? Why are so many threatened by the thought that others want the same thing that they do? There is room enough and resources for all. What are they fighting for? What do they want? This country is ripe for radicalization; not everyone is going to be content with non-violent marching, court challenges, and fund raising. If this illegal government is still a runaway train by the summer, I can see things turning violent.

    • February 3, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Putin + Bannon + Manafort = want to destroy the USA, literally. Burn it down, destroy the GOV so they can rebuild it in their image. Bannon has said this out loud. Except, what I don’t get is, he’s a self-described Leninist (communist)… aren’t the Conservatives supposed to HATE communism???

      • 31 sherijr
        February 3, 2017 at 8:41 pm

        not when the guy is doing all their dirty work for them. Repubs have long wanted to drown govt in a bathtub, remember? They have no use for the poor, the middleclass or anyone that doesn’t live in their sphere. They are literally the takers. Their mantra has long been… if you don’t have the $$ then you do literally are not equal. Also- religion. Trump has already tweeted about religious wars.. and I do believe many repubs are all in for that.

  21. February 3, 2017 at 6:45 pm

  22. 33 donna dem 4 obama
    February 3, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Kids Address “Alternative Facts” and the Obama’s (“Who we love and miss, no like…really, we really miss you”) to kick off Black History Month… 🙂 🙂 🙂

  23. 39 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 6:49 pm

  24. 40 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 6:54 pm

  25. 41 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

  26. 42 JER
    February 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Rock, paper, scissors. Might be worth a try.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  27. 43 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 7:03 pm

  28. 46 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking to “beef up” its federal presence in the Chicago, two federal law enforcement officials told CNN on Friday.

    The approximately 20 additional agents will form a new task force, which the ATF referred to in internal documents as the “Chicago Crime Guns Strike Force,” in an effort to stem the city’s gun violence.

    The increase, one official said, has been in the works for some time and is not in response to President Donald Trump tweeting last week that “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on … I will send in the feds.”

    The second official, however, could not say for sure that Trump’s comment had nothing to do with decision, considering its timing.

  29. 47 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    More from the BREAKING NEWS industry.

    It’s been two weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration, and the new President’s work so far hasn’t impressed the American people.
    A majority, 53%, disapprove of the way the President is handling his job, according to a new CNN/ORC poll, marking the highest disapproval for a new elected president since polls began tracking those results. Trump is the only President to hold a net-negative rating this early in his tenure.

    Overall, 44% approve of the way he’s handling the job, seven points below the previous low-point of 51%. Further, the share who disapprove “strongly” of Trump’s work as president is nearly as large as the total block who approve, 43% feel intensely negative about Trump. Partisanship is the sharpest divider in opinions on Trump (90% of Republicans approve vs. 10% of Democrats).
    The poll also found that most Americans oppose the travel restrictions put in place by Trump’s executive order last week.

    Fifty-five percent say they see it as an attempt to ban Muslims from entering the US. Further, 6 in 10 oppose Trump’s plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico.

    Overall, 47% say they favor the executive order on travel, which prohibits entry to the US for 90 days by citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries while suspending the US refugee program for 120 days and reducing the total number of refugees the US will accept this year. A majority, 53%, say they oppose the order. Those who favor the ban say by a 2-to-1 margin that they would like to see it expanded to other countries.

  30. 48 donna dem 4 obama
    February 3, 2017 at 7:09 pm

  31. February 3, 2017 at 7:12 pm

  32. 52 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I wish we did!

  33. February 3, 2017 at 7:19 pm

  34. February 3, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    YUP! Strategically disrupt cash flow and no one will want anything to do with Trump & his clan ….

  35. 61 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:27 pm

  36. 65 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Worth noting…

  37. 70 JER
    February 3, 2017 at 7:34 pm

  38. 72 JER
    February 3, 2017 at 7:38 pm

  39. 76 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    This one is the biggest joke!

    • 78 desertflower
      February 3, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      From an art show in Tucson,AZ this weekend.. ” X is for Xenophobia:I Am America”

      Artist’s statement: “What is XENOPHOBIA? It is defined as an irrational fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign. The rise of populism is accompanied by, and often explicitly espouses, xenophobia and racism. At the same time, there are signs that wide and heterogeneous alliances are being formed against these trends, both within traditional politics and out in the world, in communities.”

  40. 80 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:41 pm

  41. 87 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:43 pm

  42. 88 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:43 pm

  43. 89 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm

  44. 91 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:48 pm

  45. 92 JER
    February 3, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    💀💀😂 #barackobama #joebiden #Obamabiden #donaldtrump

    A post shared by Barack Obama & Joe Biden (@barackobamajoebiden) on

  46. 93 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Somebody is getting the message…

  47. 95 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    • 96 desertflower
      February 3, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      OH! I LOVE THIS!! I’m supposing he must respond? Ride his sorry ass ALL day long!

    • 98 sherijr
      February 3, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      Yep with all the people we have in Congress (speaking of democrats only here) they could easily keep up with all his EOs and the variety of agency (epa,fcc;et al)rule changes; etc… and go after them for everything. They shouldn’t be missing a beat.. he’s all over the place attacking our structures/stability.. we need to do the same to him.

    • 99 susanne
      February 3, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      and when we say ‘explain’ we mean ‘explain in clear, declarative sentences, using adult-level English’.

  48. 100 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 7:58 pm

  49. 101 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Right. She should have called him KKK.

    • 102 sherijr
      February 3, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      they are nuts, and they want us to go nuts with them. nope.no.

      • 103 jacquelineoboomer
        February 3, 2017 at 8:43 pm

        We’re tougher than that, for sure. Look at all of them. They’ve all “aged” 10 years in a few months. None of them look happy, or as if they sleep. Half look like they’re not eating and are losing weight; the other half are big fat pigs, who probably eat due to stress. They sure don’t get time off, because the orange glowstick likes cameras on him, at all hours. And now nobody likes any of ’em, since their true colors are out. Must be hell to be them.

        • 104 sherijr
          February 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm

          I hope you’re right JO’B . After what they’ve been doing, they have earned all the misery that can be heaped on them. “Orange glowstick” I like it. 🙂

  50. 106 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 8:04 pm

  51. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    February 3, 2017 at 8:15 pm

  52. 108 desertflower
    February 3, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    • February 3, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Why would Trump/Bannon do that? I am wondering if Bannon doesn’t have something on Trump too.

      • February 4, 2017 at 2:35 am

        Why would Russian asset agents allow their call to their boss to be recorded?

        This phone call not being recorded, violates the Presidential Records Act. It should be enough to arrest Bannon, and begin Impeachment proceedings at the very least. And every day that passes with GOP silence – is another day they allow our government to be further dismantled. Or perhaps they’re scared shitless of being obvious that they just needed Trump as bait, to assist Putin with the coup… so they could have control of all three branches, then get rid of Trump and install Pence – who, while religiously insane, and completely racist, xenophobic, homophobic, and misogynistic, like all good Republicans are…. at least he’s not crazy, hopefully, doesn’t have a nuke fetish (and doesn’t want to usher in the fucking rapture because religious-crazy…) at least he doesn’t act like a seven year old throwing rocks at everyone who calls him on his bullshit.

        However, the POTUS and the Press Secretary are LYING every time they say or type ANYTHING. (The White House Press Corp need to stop showing up to briefings. Full stop. Let Spicer lie to an empty room.)

        Hillary didn’t send planes to Benghazi because that’s actually DoD’s call, not State. But hey – that didn’t stop millions being spent on – how many investigations? I’ve lost count. While all that money they told HRC she couldn’t have to strengthen security at the embassies and outposts.. was spent on a bogus investigation regarding an incident caused by the House GOP, instead of protecting the 4 Americans who were killed because of selfish money bullshit from the GOP. But Yemen? Nah, nothing to see here….. even though it was bungled from the beginning because Trump “knows more than the generals”and doesn’t need any intel because he’s “smart,” and the outcome much worse. But Trump doesn’t have a VAGINA so no problem.

        Are the GOP complicit in this assist with Putin? Or are they too stupid, greedy for power, and egocentric control freaks to see it or care? Do they realize Bannon is serious about “burning it all down” which means them as well?

        Seriously. It’s all so fucking obvious, it’s breathtaking in it’s scope. Trump doesn’t read. Anything. Bannon is writing all the EOs. All of which are completely illegal – which is intentional. It’s to create as much chaos as possible while Putin is committing more war crimes in Ukraine and Crimea, while making Trump lift the sanctions. Now they’re getting rid of Dodd-Frank – so billions of US TAX DOLLARS can be laundered through US Banks… and funneled to….. PUTIN, while we’re all looking at and paying attention to Trump doing something insane. Trump could give a shit if his “friends” can’t borrow money. HE can’t borrow money, because no bank will loan someone with repeated CASINO bankruptcies any more – so he’s been getting money from the Russian oligarchs – who OBVIOUSLY want to be paid BACK – and this entire thing is Putin and the Russian mob shaking down ALL OF US via Trump, because Trump has already LOST all that Russian Mob money.

        The American Tax Payers are bailing out Donald Trump’s financial fuckups – which is WHY he will NEVER RELEASE HIS TAXES.

        Putin and Bannon will destroy this country – and steal all of our money in the process. Are Putin’s hacker good enough to hack into the US Financial/Banking system and just drain all of our accounts, no matter how small? Probably, once all the Dodd-Frank financial regulations are gone, and they can get back to The Big Short Part II.

        Think about the chaos that would happen if the American Government and everyone living here woke up INSOLVENT, because someone hacked into everyone’s account, and drained them.

        Every cabinet & department nomination has ties to Russia/Putin. They all want to destroy the department they’ve been nominated for – or are such complete IDIOTS they’ll kill their department just by heading it: Betsy DeVos – the stupidest woman alive for Education? Ben Carson for HUD? It’s a miracle he can find his way out of bed in the morning. Rick Perry for Energy – a department he knew NOTHING about, but wanted to shut it down anyway, because nukes don’t need maintenance or care? They’re ALL THAT WAY. Many are likely too stupid to realize they’re pawns. Some know and want to assist on destroying the government so they can profit.

        Putin has a mountain of shit on Trump – all illegal – enough to not only land him in a US prison, but likely enough international money laundering for him to end up in the Hague.

        There’s a reason Melania and Barron aren’t living at the White House. Putin has two targets that way – as an insurance policy. I wouldn’t go near Trump Tower now.

        There’s also a reason the entire planet is in the streets protesting this insanity – everyone KNOWS, deep down, even if their brain refuses to allow the thought in… their DNA KNOWS that 60mil people didn’t actually vote for Trump. Many did vote for him, but nowhere near what the machines in the swing states show. People KNOW. It’s why people are instinctively pouring into the streets, protesting and fighting back.

        My question is – are the Republicans really oblivious to how this shit will never wash off of them? They’re complicit and every day that goes by, they become bigger and bigger accessories to this madness.

        I feel like Sherlock: “How can you all not see this?”

        • 111 carolyn
          February 4, 2017 at 9:10 am

          Tally,
          a brilliant and true explication. Bannon is going to try to keep the shiny balls in the air to distract us while he deals. I am hoping, hoping, hoping, that somewhere, someone(s) are investigating this completely and we will learn these horrific facts, and then Congress will be forced by the people to act.

  53. 112 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm

  54. 116 CEB
    February 3, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I am laughing thinking that instead of holding court in a box at the Super Bowl with fawning celebrities dropping by to chat and take photos, 45 will be hunkered down at Marlargo wondering how it all went so wrong so fast. He is surrounded by people he neither knows well nor likes, in a bubble that limits where he can go (if he can find some place where he will not be met by protesters) and what he can do. Nothing to do but watch cable, dictate a few tweets that most will not see because they will be caught up with the game, and have dinner with whichever kid is stuck with him for the weekend. He has no friends and obviously marriage #3 is in the crapper, and it may start to occur to him that he is a puppet. This position of “the most powerful person in the world” has more limits and much more work than he thought and little fun.
    The WHCD sounds like it will be a sad and pitiful function this year, truly a Nerd Prom for the first time in years; no top galas filled with celebrities and no real interest from most of the public. The would-be emperor has no clothes and almost everyone realized it from day 1.

    • 117 4morefor44
      February 3, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      would be funny if no comedian agrees to emcee, and they just have lee greenwood sing “proud to be an american” 20 times in a row!

  55. 119 desertflower
    February 3, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Maybe someone should point out to the brain dead masses that the guy running the WH is a Leninist..aka Communist

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/10/21/1585404/-Avowed-Leninist-Steve-Bannon-Is-Using-Trump-to-Overthrow-the-Government-and-Destroy-the-Press

  56. 120 GGAIL
    February 3, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    President Obama is so smooth 😎

  57. 121 hopefruit2
    February 3, 2017 at 9:21 pm

  58. 122 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 9:32 pm

  59. 123 jacquelineoboomer
    February 3, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Judge Robart in WA was appointed by George W. Bush. Take that, Trump!

  60. 125 desertflower
    February 3, 2017 at 9:44 pm

  61. February 3, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Chris Hayes hosting a Town Hall in Chi Town on the issue of Violence…legitimizing a tweet from Trump about how horrific Chi town is…how offensive…why not take a look at Chitown’s Police department that was held to account for the treachery and lawlessness by the Justice department
    what a travesty..


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