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Feb
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We Will Rise Up


161 Responses to “We Will Rise Up”


  1. 1 Nena20409
    February 12, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Hello TOD on a Sunday Afternoon 😉
    Just finished watching SNL.
    Hilarious!
    Kudos to Ms McCarthy, Alex B. & Co!
    Thanks, TOD!
    ❤ ❤ ❤ Always, You All are Rock ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 🙂

  2. February 12, 2017 at 1:54 pm

  3. 5 JER
    February 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm

  4. February 12, 2017 at 2:07 pm

  5. February 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I don’t know how Trump can hold office if he is being cut off by IC. He must go NOW.

    • 9 desertflower
      February 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Isn’t this the paper that Jared Kushner owns? Don’t know what to think about this..

    • 13 globalcitizenlinda
      February 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      anyone can’t blame the IC if you are paying attention to the

      – homegrown demagogue’s obsession with putin, and

      – all the collaborators that surround the homegrown demagogue who are compromised,

      not that they would read it but I sent a tweet to the homegrown demagogue, before he was sworn in, to remind him that the intelligence community, whether domestic or abroad, would not share they sensitive material if they knew that team trump was leaking as a sieve to the russians.

      the IC does not want their work undermined or their colleagues exposed to death as they conduct clandestine activities

      • 14 whenpamelawandered
        February 12, 2017 at 4:42 pm

        IMHO it’s their job AND their responsibility to withhold critical information from a lunatic who sits at the Resolute Desk illegitimately and with no capacity to process or make decisions on behalf of the people. We are the people. So the IC has to safeguard against worldwide disaster until the house and senate recognize what they have done here, and then DO THEIR JOB! It seems about checks and balances they are truly (or willfully) ignorant.

  6. 15 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    I am so glad to see so many people taking a daily stand against the policies that are inhumane.

    These policies are very harmful to the goal of everyone living their best lives among a community with people from diverse backgrounds.

    I am heartened by what I see in so many protest actions …. big or small … it is the intention and message beneath it that causes me to have some hope and definitely huge pride in what the people of good conscience.

    history can record that when core values were threatened, millions rose up to say: “HELL NO! … We can’t let this become normal … Not on my watch”

    thanks everyone who is doing ALL they can to contribute to this effort to protect common decency and human rights;

    ;

  7. 17 jacquelineoboomer
    February 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    This was fun. And good afternoon, TOD!

  8. 19 desertflower
    February 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    How smart is our Forever POTUS…smart enough to make this thing shit his pants once he starts working on voter suppression issues…so sick of these lying weasels. Karma will come for all of you.

  9. February 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Luvvie is at it again…

    This twitter rant is EPIC….and long overdue, cause I’m tired of these folks too.

    …………….

    Where is Hillary Clinton? Hopefully Taking ALL the Naps She Deserves!
    Awesomely Luvvie — February 11, 2017

    People really have some nerve. I keep seeing folks asking where Hillary Clinton is as everything goes to hell and it floors me. People are really wondering where the woman who won the popular votes by 3 million but still lost the highest office of the land is hanging. Folks fixing their faces to ask where the person who could almost taste history is as her opponent wins, and tries to bring on World War III. OH OK.

    So last night, I went on a rant on Twitter because I’m sick of people on her behalf.

  10. 24 desertflower
    February 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Is it a prerequisite to be a shithead to mankind to be on DT’s circle? That’s a rhetorical question. I know the answer already

    http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/donald-trumps-labor-secretary-pick-andrew-puzder-owes-millions-ubs-bank-seeks

    Update 2/12, 1:30 pm ET: After this story was published, Andrew Puzder spokesman George Thompson got back in touch with IBT to assert that, after the sale of his house, the Labor Secretary nominee currently has “a little more than $900,000” in debt to UBS, despite the financial disclosure forms that Puzder recently filed.

    Original story: President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Department of Labor personally owes millions of dollars to a convicted bank that is relying on the same department to waive sanctions for its crimes, according to federal records. The ties between Trump’s embattled appointee Andrew Puzder and the multinational bank UBS were listed in federal documents reviewed by International Business Times — but they were not explicitly acknowledged in Puzder’s ethics agreement with federal regulators.

  11. 25 JER
    February 12, 2017 at 2:35 pm


    Senator Franken says some Senate Republicans have concerns about 45’s mental health. http://nydn.us/2kzzJrh

  12. 27 desertflower
    February 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I know where it comes from. Still worth the read. True for so many of us…we fight this and persist, for our daughters and nieces, and the females we will never know.

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/12/1631731/-Nevertheless-she-persisted

    • 28 susanne
      February 12, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Wow. This is truly stunning. Thanks for posting.

      I think a lot of us stopped going to the orange place, and the huffypuffy, and other similar sites, when they took on the ‘noble’ mantle of PBO antagonists. Nice to see so many have become fierce reporters of 45’s abuses and outrages. I’ve gingerly begun reading Politico again, just a bit 🙂

  13. February 12, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Yes…

    Dear People Demanding to Know Why Hillary Clinton Isn’t Doing Whatever It Is You Think She Needs to Be Doing in This Moment:

    Hillary Clinton doesn’t owe you a goddamned thing.

    Hillary Clinton ran for president. She ran despite a hideous game
    of cajoling her to run, only to shame her for running. She ran despite the fact that the media has treated her like garbage for decades; despite knowing they would treat her like garbage again—which they did.

    She ran despite knowing, as keenly as any other woman in the country and more than most, the hellscape of vicious misogyny that would be unleashed against her. She ran despite the fact that she knew, should she win, she would face Republican obstructionism and vitriol so vast and relentless that it would take a tenacious beast to govern. She ran knowing she would have to be that tenacious beast, and could be.

    She ran for president on the most progressive Democratic platform ever, and her campaign was remarkably devoid of the typical unforced errors in most presidential campaigns (including her previous one). She showed herself to be a candidate capable of learning and willing to learn—when she changed positions, it was because she came to the more progressive one.

    Which is not to suggest that she was a perfect candidate, but she was a damn good one. Yet her insufficient perfection was somehow considered a fatal flaw by people who now demand she dance at their command.

    She wanted to lead this nation—and, more importantly, she wanted to govern it. And she had the knowledge and capability to do it, and do it well.

    She put out an enormous number of policy papers and factsheets, so we could see exactly what she wanted to do and how she would do it. She gave detailed policy addresses, and she answered voters’ questions with both compassion and seriousness and details.

    She conveyed, in every conceivable way, that she had the experience to be our president, and an abundance of talent, and she was offering both to us.

    And we passed.

    More of us voted for her, of course, but there is a reason she is not our president. And it’s not just because of Russian interference and James Comey being a colossal wanker. It’s also because enough votes for Jill Stein threw key states to Donald Trump, and because millions and millions of people voted for Trump despite his reprehensible platform.

    I am hardly the first person to observe that I would much rather be
    spending my days encouraging Hillary Clinton to be more progressive than documenting the fall of the republic under the presidency of Donald Trump.

    But here we are.

    And now there are people—many of whom are self-identified Bernie Sanders supporters who voted for Stein in those aforementioned key states, or who voted for Trump, or who didn’t vote at all—who are demanding to know why Hillary Clinton isn’t “doing something” to stop Donald Trump and his authoritarian onslaught.

    She did do something, you ungrateful wrecks. She campaigned for
    18 months, the last of them against Trump himself, day after exhausting day, keeping up a ruthless schedule that would drive most people half her age to collapse after three weeks, no less a year and a half. She gave up time with her family, her grandchildren; gave up anything resembling free time; gave up her privacy. She made countless sacrifices on behalf of this country in order to prevent this exact outcome.

    You took a hard pass, and now you have the unmitigated temerity to want more from her? Fuck you.

    I note with all the mirthless laughter in the universe that one of the
    incessant criticisms of Hillary Clinton was that she was entitled.

    She gave it everything she had already. You don’t get to ask for even more.

    And what, pray tell, do you expect her to do, anyway? Crash the
    confirmation hearings? She’s not a sitting Senator anymore. That’s not the way it works. Show up at a protest, dragging the Secret Service with her, constantly on the lookout for people who sent her death threats; chanted that she should be locked up or killed? That’s not the way it works, either.

    Even if you could name some meaningful action that you’d like her to be taking in this moment, this darkest of moments in our nation’s history, she doesn’t owe it to you.

    It hurts my heart when I think about how not only did we reject her in
    favor of the shitlord who currently occupies the Oval Office, but we
    sought to humiliate her, over and over, for even trying to defeat him.

    And now, to add breathtaking insult to that grievous injury, people are mad at her for not showing up?! She tried to show up. And a bunch of progressive purists told her to GTFO and spit in her face for good measure.

    Hillary Clinton doesn’t owe you shit.

    Rest at link above.

    • 31 Jey
      February 12, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      Well said.

      I hope the purists and Democrats who voted for Putin’s Puppet, those who didn’t vote, 3rd party voters and Trump voters are enjoying PP … their elected Emperor. They fully deserve PP.

  14. February 12, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I remember the Obama presidency almost like a dream these days… But it wasn’t. It was real. I have to remember that there were days – eight years of days, in fact – when I did not open up my web browser in the morning and find nothing but hate, victimhood, anger, and lies. “Alternate facts.” “Misstatements.” “Honest mistakes.” Days where I didn’t wonder how many hours I needed to spend resisting. Days when I actually felt that my brothers and sisters in far different situations than my own were actually being respected… Days when I had a life, where I understood the country in which I was living, when not everything seemed “tweeted” directly from Lewis Carroll’s “Land of the Red Queen.”

    I have to remember that RESISTANCE has a goal, and pray that the need for it is not permanent. There were days of kindness, compassion, the hugging of children, the welcoming of strangers, the sharing of bounty, respect… Days when there was far less “ripping” and “blasting,” and a lot more listening and caring…

    Maybe these gray, snowy, New England winter days are exacerbating my wistfulness, but I know they’re not the cause of it.

  15. 34 Nena20409
    February 12, 2017 at 2:58 pm

  16. February 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    This is the NAACP Image Awards at which Barack Obama received the image awards

  17. 36 Nena20409
    February 12, 2017 at 3:25 pm

  18. 41 Nena20409
    February 12, 2017 at 3:36 pm

  19. 42 JER
    February 12, 2017 at 3:37 pm

  20. 43 Nena20409
    February 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    When You don’t have anything nice to say about the DEAD, MUTE is the best Friend.

  21. 47 Nena20409
    February 12, 2017 at 4:31 pm

  22. February 12, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    More angst for Birther. LOL.

  23. 49 JER
    February 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm

  24. 50 JER
    February 12, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Motorcade route, 2011.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  25. 51 Nena20409
    February 12, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    There was another with the spelling of; IMPEACH!

  26. 52 JER
    February 12, 2017 at 6:22 pm

  27. 53 JER
    February 12, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    • 54 CEB
      February 12, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      He should also receive the Profiles in Courage Award, another Noble Prize, a building at Columbia and Harvard named after him, and much, much more. Countries other than Ireland will also be lining up to honor him. Much of the world knew what they and we had when he served and more are realizing just how awesome and rare he was when they see that the one who on paper was designed to be their wet dream president is screwing and shaming them.

  28. 55 Nerdy Wonka
    February 12, 2017 at 6:26 pm

  29. 57 JER
    February 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm

  30. 59 JER
    February 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm

  31. 60 Nerdy Wonka
    February 12, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    • 61 CEB
      February 12, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      He was tweeting about his crowd of supporters; too bad he kept the press from shooting any part his weekend vacation. No proof of this claim or any others. So childish to basically be tweeting, “see they like me, they really like me.” He even told Bill O’Reilly that PBO really likes him. ” I can always tell when someone likes me, but I cannot tell you what he said.” Such a child; wants to be popular so bad.

  32. 62 CEB
    February 12, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Best New artist: Chance, the Rapper!
    James Cordon’s opening was not worthy of the occasion,.
    Paris Jackson, shout out to Beyoncé just before introducing The Weekend.

  33. February 12, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    The White House is completely CUCKOO

  34. 66 idon
    February 12, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    The Washington Post has gone all watergate on 45’s admin

  35. February 12, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    EEEK!!

  36. 68 idon
    February 12, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    In addition to his incoherent babbling, 45 seems to think he has a right to DICTATE business strategy for private industries.

  37. 69 JER
    February 12, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    The Intel community is holding back on 45 because he’s not trusted.
    http://observer.com/2017/02/donald-trump-administration-mike-flynn-russian-embassy/

  38. February 12, 2017 at 9:08 pm

  39. 72 Nerdy Wonka
    February 12, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    HOLY WOW!!!!!!!

  40. February 12, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    • 76 jacquelineoboomer
      February 12, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Another FU to Trump?

      I’m good.

      • 77 CEB
        February 12, 2017 at 9:32 pm

        He and the rest of the crew think it is just enough to say “we don’t like it” sign some gibberish, and presto-changeo! they get what they want. Thank God we have separation of powers enshrined I the constitution. We had a constitutional scholar, with a JD behind his name in the big chair for 8 years who knew what he was doing and made things as bullet proof as possible.

  41. February 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm

  42. 81 CEB
    February 12, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Beyoncé even coordinated the color of the notecard from which she read her acceptance speech with her outfit.

  43. 83 desertflower
    February 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Just enjoying the Grammy’s..they let us escape for awhile:) Loving them

  44. February 12, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    QUEEN B

  45. 86 Nerdy Wonka
    February 12, 2017 at 9:58 pm

  46. February 12, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    hysterical

  47. February 12, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Awe.

    This St. Louis 6-year-old is collecting bow ties for science

    Isaac Stork, a big fan of bow tie-wearing Bill Nye
    the Science Guy, will set up a bow tie stand at the upcoming March for Science. All proceeds will benefit The Planetary Society.

    I spot Isaac Stork through the glass door at Hartford
    Coffee and recognize him immediately. He wears a blue button-up shirt, neatly adorned with a black bow tie and comes into the coffee shop beaming.

    I quickly stand up and introduce myself to his parents, Sam and Mark Stork, and then to Isaac.

    “Hi, I’m Isaac,” he says nonchalantly, as he continues his way to the
    back section of Hartford Coffee where the toys are located.

    His parents and I follow him to the back where we find an empty bench near the train table.

    Sam and I sip our coffee, while Isaac investigates the toys. She
    tells me that Isaac’s love of science began when he was one. He was mesmerized by the documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    “He couldn’t fall asleep unless it was on,” Sam says.

    Isaac still admires Tyson, but Bill Nye the Science Guy
    is his favorite scientist. “I like him because he knows science and
    does a lot of science,” Isaac tells me as he pulls a stretched-out
    orange slinky out of the toy box.

    …………………………………………………………..

    The idea for raising money for science came to Isaac one day in the
    car. He was disappointed that he didn’t get to participate in the
    Women’s March on St. Louis in January, so his parents told him that he could participate in the March for Science, which is scheduled in St. Louis for April 22 (other details are TBD).

    As soon as he knew about the march, Isaac wanted to raise money for science. He plans to collect bow ties and sell them at the march.
    Instead of a lemonade stand, he plans to have a bow tie stand.

  48. 95 Judith Fardig
    February 12, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Hello – really? Sorry Adele, but you don’t hold a candle to Beyonce.

  49. February 12, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    It’s just as bad as we all knew, a long time ago ….

    Yes folk, it’s MorningJoke authoring this tweet …..

    Hell froze today …

  50. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    February 12, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    This was one of my favorites.

  51. 102 arapaho415
    February 12, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    GE TODville.

    Know that most are tuned into the Grammys tonight (and since I don’t have a television, can’t watch — rarely watched even when I had a TV 😦 ), but this is remarkable…

    I know we’re all aghast at this administration, and the horrible things they’re doing on the domestic front are unbelievable, but… heard @gordongchang on @cbsradionews tonight say that the hard questions posed by North Korea’s missile launch involve possible conflict escalation between the United States vs. China, North Korea and Iran…

    Gulp.

  52. February 12, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    goodnight TOD …. not sure how many more mornings we are going to have …. stay close to those you love and don’t wast a second on worrying about the trivial …. for real.

  53. 109 Nena20409
    February 13, 2017 at 12:18 am

  54. 110 Nena20409
    February 13, 2017 at 12:22 am

  55. 111 Nena20409
    February 13, 2017 at 12:27 am

  56. 112 Nena20409
    February 13, 2017 at 12:30 am

  57. 113 Nena20409
    February 13, 2017 at 12:35 am

  58. 116 CEB
    February 13, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Beyoncé persists in her independence, her advocacy through her music, and in being herself, an unapologetic Black woman and the Grammy voters continue to show their envy and disrespect by voting for albums every year that come no where near what she has done, especially in the tour de force Lemonade. But here is the thing, in a few months very few people outside of the industry will remember who won song and album of the year, but they will remember and continue to celebrate Beyoncé’s artistry. These people do what those in charge always do, they use the artistry of POC to bring light, life, and innovation to their gatherings for the ratings and for the money, but the artists are not rewarded with honors. The only standouts this entire long night were the Black artist and Bruno Mars. It is so hideous that Adele could not even get through her 2nd song is awarded the highest honors of the night by the academy, while Beyoncé, who brought such an original and artistic performance received only the Contemporary Urban award (i. e. Black award). Lemonade had songs from at least 4 different genres and anyone could have been an award winner. So tired of Black excellence from the White House on down not receiving its due recognition. A-A have to always be twice as good to get half as much.

    • 117 Nena20409
      February 13, 2017 at 1:10 am

      These awards do not always reward those who deserve them at the time, unfortunately. Prince Never on Album of the year. IMO, No one can compare to Price for he wrote, arranged & produced his work. The industry like MJ better so they showered him greatly until MJ got too big for them. My Prince was looked as talented, but sort of like an outlaw.

      Adele had a great Album too.
      Unfortunately, the GRAMMY didn’t see it Fitting to give out Two Awards for Beyonce & Adele respectively…. or split Album of the Year & Song of the Year or something else.

      • 118 Betsy
        February 13, 2017 at 1:38 am

        Even Adele felt that Beyonce should have won for Lemonade and gave her great credit after, asking “what does she have to do to win?” I wonder that too myself.

    • February 13, 2017 at 7:48 am

      AMENNNNNN to the 3rrrrrrd power
      I grow so tired of the racism that permeates every damn thing in American life. This is what gets Normalized.

    • 120 Believe Again
      February 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      I have always felt that POC should just be themselves and stop trying to conform, irrespective of what others might think or whether they are rewarded or not. You are happier when you are yourself anyway.

      It will be a tragedy if Beyonce were to revert because she wants to win an “award”, she should continue being true to herself not play the game. She has enough world recognition to afford to do this. So I am looking forward to seeing more original work from her.

      I do not care if POC get recognized by these academys, the important thing here is the quality of the artists’ work. Sooner or later they will be recognized by academys that really count not those that think they count because they have very good “PR”

      So no need to get upset, enjoy the performance and move on by.

  59. 121 No Child Left Behind
    February 13, 2017 at 6:30 am

  60. 122 globalcitizenlinda
    February 13, 2017 at 7:25 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day

  61. 123 desertflower
    February 13, 2017 at 7:54 am

    WTF IS THIS??!! AMATEUR HOUR!

    http://theweek.com/speedreads/679763/trump-japans-abe-plotted-north-korea-missile-response-crowded-dining-terrace

    I’ll tell you why I think he did this. Because its all about him. Making him look like he’s in charge and important in front of guests at his PRIVATE CLUB. Head of a country sitting outside with him, eating dinner among the rich and connected, he just couldn’t do the right thing and excuse himself to have this issue of top security where no one else could see that he was having an important conversation. You know what? This asshole has mental health issues and daddy issues that I don’t feel like dying over. Fucking take care of your own business and leave me to mine. You, aren’t worth getting jack all for…never the less getting blown to smitherens! All this was, was another preening session and ego stroking for the moron…PP. I will now call him PP… doubles for Putin’s Puppet…and PP for the golden showers that the freak seems to enjoy…you do you, asshole…just nowhere near where the reset of us have to deal with the fallout!

    • 124 desertflower
      February 13, 2017 at 8:00 am

      I hadn’t even read to the end of the story. OMFG. They saved the “best” for last!

      When the candle-lit national security meeting eventually adjourned, Trump and Abe gave brief statements in front of a black curtain. Abe called the missile launch “absolutely intolerable” and demanded Pyongyang adhere to United Nations Security Council resolutions, while Trump ignored a joint communiqué seen sitting on his lectern and did not mention the missile test at all, instead assuring Japan and the world that the U.S. “stands behind Japan” 100 percent. Leaving the stage, Trump dropped in at a wedding reception at the Mar-a-Lago ballroom, CNN reports, and picked up a mic to address the guests. “I saw them out on the lawn today,” Trump said of nearby newlyweds. “I said to the prime minister of Japan, I said, ‘C’mon Shinzo, let’s go over and say hello.’… They’ve been members of this club for a long time,” he added, referring to the bride and groom. “They’ve paid me a fortune.” Read more at CNN. Peter Weber

  62. 127 desertflower
    February 13, 2017 at 8:04 am

    ***Just saw this and need to investigate more**** Anyone?

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028639119

    While the world is paying attention to theatrical battles over President Trump’s executive orders and cabinet nominees, a largely unnoticed and potentially landmark case sits before the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. A petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to nullify the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election sits on the SCOTUS docket.

    A petition for a writ of mandamus is a filing imploring a Court to take mandatory action in the nature of public duty. The writ – filed Jan 18, 2017 by Diane Blumstein, Donna Soodalter-Toman, and Nancy Goodman – has been assigned docket number 16-907.

    The main argument for the writ is that, per Article IV § 4 of the U.S. Constitution, it is the job of the federal government to keep U.S. territory safe from foreign invasion. The Constitution stipulates, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.” The petition cites evidence of such an invasion, namely the Russian hacking, and asks that the entire 2016 election be nullified, all the way back to the primaries, on the grounds that cyber-territory in the U.S. was invaded with the intention of altering the results of our Presidential election. The petitioners seek an entirely new election.

    Per Title 28 of the U.S. Code § 1251, SCOTUS has “original jurisdiction” over cases like this due to the involvement of a foreign state. There is no remedy for the foreign cyber-invasion, they argue, other than complete nullification.

    Writ_Cover_BTR.jpg
    Docket Number 16-907

    • 128 desertflower
      February 13, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Our lawyers awake yet? FF?

    • 129 Jey
      February 13, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Should call for another election. I believe Congressman Lewis said that even he doesnt believe PP is a legit president … or something to that effect.

      My theory is that the Russians are holding PP ‘hostage’ with ‘stuff’about him… so when he says ‘voter fraud’ etc, he is really crying for help. Hoping someone will investigate and find that the election results were rigged and declare it null and void. As a result, PP will be freed from presidential duties and go back to being a private citizen.

      Alright alright …. I should stop entertaining all thoughts of ever becoming a writer. LOL.

  63. 130 globalcitizenlinda
    February 13, 2017 at 8:04 am

  64. 131 desertflower
    February 13, 2017 at 8:09 am

    If there is ANYONE left on planet Earth that needs more info about how corrupt and devoid of morals Republicans are….In other words,we know PP is mentally ill and nightmare, but if we just keep him focused on all the things we want to take away from Americans and give to Wall St…an we can have our agenda done (FINALLY!) we can overlook the batshit, dangerous crazy stuff.

  65. 132 globalcitizenlinda
    February 13, 2017 at 8:13 am

  66. 133 desertflower
    February 13, 2017 at 8:14 am

    http://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/2/11/14577834/garry-kasparov-putin-trump

    You have to reinforce the institutions, steadily and legally, and work through them. If you go too far, and react violently, it will only play into the hands of the Trump administration, which is already portraying all opposition as paid agitators and other ridiculousness straight from Putin’s playbook. When I talk about these things on Twitter or Facebook, I immediately receive a bunch of “Here too!” responses from people living in other authoritarian regimes, from Venezuela to Vietnam.

    Riots will only frighten the “moderate middle” you will need as allies sooner or later. If Trump convinces them with lies that the opposition is controlled by dangerous thugs, you’re going to have eight years of Trump and another of his kind to follow. Stick to the facts, repeat them boldly and frequently, so his supporters see the would-be emperor has no bathrobe!

    The courts are important, but things won’t really change unless enough Republicans start to see Trump as a liability to their fundraising and reelection chances. That could be quite soon if he can’t fulfill his many campaign promises. Making him look like a loser is crucial. Either the GOP will turn on him or he will be chastened and more likely to compromise. If a demagogue succeeds in claiming credit for wins and scapegoating his enemies for losses, he’s very hard to stop.

    Trump will continue to push the limits, to find the cracks in the system that constrains him. America is finding out the hard way that much of its government is based on tradition and the honor system, and not explicit laws. There will be a crisis every day.

    Everyone must do what they can themselves and not wait for others to act. If you want change, you have to initiate action, even at a personal level that might seem insignificant. As the motto of Soviet dissidents went: “Do what you must, and so be it.”

  67. 134 desertflower
    February 13, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Let’s just remember this

  68. 135 desertflower
    February 13, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Did I mention what a welcome diversion that watching the Grammy’s was last night? 🙂 Agree with Marilyn re: Lady Gaga…wtf was that? Agent Orange…got that! 🙂 Adele?? What happened there at the beginning? Weird. Beyonce…glorious as always. Bruno!! Wow:) Ended up not watching the whole thing..past my bedtime:)

    • 136 Don
      February 13, 2017 at 8:48 am

      I haven’t watched the Grammy’s in years, I think the last time I watched it was when Michael Jackson has there. I’m more into the old music, not that I have anything against the new stuff, I just find the old stuff more meaning and pleasing to the ears. And no, I don’t have a problem with you being on my lawn.

  69. 138 ydavis00
    February 13, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Not sure what to think about this to be honest

  70. 141 JER
    February 13, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    • 142 desertflower
      February 13, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Bottom line. His ego was more of a concern than America’s safety. He is incompetent and incapable of properly carrying out the job that he is in. His team is nothing more than corrupt, self serving enablers and they all need to go. We are not safe. It is not enough to simply dismiss Flynn and say the crisis has been taken care of. The mindset permeates the entire administration. They are all dangerous and toxic. They must go and the people MUST DEMAND a new election!

  71. 143 desertflower
    February 13, 2017 at 8:48 am

  72. 144 desertflower
    February 13, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Just putting this here.

  73. 146 desertflower
    February 13, 2017 at 9:04 am

  74. 147 desertflower
    February 13, 2017 at 9:06 am

    WTF! They went to France to see the OTHER PP, on taxpayer’s dime??

  75. 148 JER
    February 13, 2017 at 9:39 am

  76. February 13, 2017 at 9:53 am

    For Trump, it’s always going to be about vengeance.

  77. 154 donna dem 4 obama
    February 13, 2017 at 9:54 am

    We ALL miss PBO

    • February 13, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Wow. So many reasons to love President Obama. He is a once in a life timer. I can’t wait to see and hear from him on the things he wants us to do to help move this country forward — both he and Mrs. O.

  78. 156 Don
    February 13, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I’m sorry but Bill Murray isn’t funny to me, the guy has never been funny. And I’m sick and tired of everyone pretending that he’s funny. The next time he makes me laugh will be the first time he makes me laugh. And Steve Harvey is even less funny than Bill Murray.

  79. 161 whenpamelawandered
    February 13, 2017 at 10:45 am

    “How can we advance the sense of our common humanity?—through education. We must share responsibility for meeting the problems like climate change, depletion of natural resources and expanding population that affect us all. To limit our concern to our own nation alone is out of date. Technology has already contributed to creating a global community.”
    ~ HH Dalai Lama 13th February 2017


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