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The First 27 Days


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  1. February 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Good morning,, Everyone 🙂

  2. February 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

    I have written before:

    The ONE place in America that has NEVER forgotten Vlad’s former job as a Higher up in the KGB is LANGLEY.
    This isn’t a matter of the CIA believing that the President is Weak. They’ve lived through that. They know how to adjust to that.

    We have come to a point where the CIA believes that the President of the United States, and possibly more than one of his higher ups in the White House – are ASSETS OF A HOSTILE FOREIGN GOVERNMENT.

    Think on that.

    The White House May Be out of the Loop on Intelligence Information
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    February 16, 2017 9:32 AM

    …………………

    What might be of more concern than what the leakers tell the public about this administration is what our intelligence services are NOT telling the president. Today we learn this from the Wall Street Journal:

    U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Donald Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised, according to current and former officials familiar with the matter.

    The officials’ decision to keep information from Trump underscores the deep mistrust that has developed between the intelligence community and the president over his team’s contacts with the Russian government, as well as the enmity he has shown toward U.S. spy agencies.

  3. 4 Anjo
    February 16, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I am speechless..No words…I pray for deliverance…Good Morning all TODers, may your day be blessed and the Agent Orange be dulled and dimmed evermore…back to lurking occasionally…I am so waaay behind

  4. 5 andogriff
    February 16, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Hello my dear TOD family, Ms Chips, Nerdy & everyone! I am visiting family here in Melbourne, FL………found out the orange moron will be here on Saturday for a “campaign rally”!!!! My sister & I are going to try to join a protest march. Can’t stand it any more, only want President Obama BACK!! 😥

  5. February 16, 2017 at 11:03 am

    There is a confirmation hearing on Trump’s choice for ambassador to Israel today.

  6. 23 donna dem 4 obama
    February 16, 2017 at 11:09 am

    45 will be performing a word salad today at noon.

    I’ll pass 😦

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  10. 30 donna dem 4 obama
    February 16, 2017 at 11:40 am

    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      February 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Trump will say, “I wanted to ‘help’ them, but they didn’t want to do the work, so don’t blame me.”

  11. 32 GGail
    February 16, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Good article with graph showing how each Senator has voted

    All but three of the “no” votes have come from Democrats and have essentially been symbolic statements of opposition. Nominees need only a simple majority to be confirmed, and Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate.

  12. February 16, 2017 at 12:07 pm

  13. February 16, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Thursday morning. Congrats rikyrah, on being first this morning.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and for the sacrifices you’re making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I hope that your audacious, indomitable, and lion-hearted character is engaged to take on all your challenges today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    I am thankful to God that I lived to witness one of the greatest President of The United States of America in President Barack Hussein Obama ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  14. February 16, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    • 37 carolyn
      February 16, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      This is exactly what I knew would happen with T’s election. We have ceded all of our leadership to Canada. We have no moral standing with the orange punk, and economic and political will is now not ours. Fortunately it is Justin Trudeau, not Stephen Harper.

    • 38 CEB
      February 16, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      So glad that Canada, under PM Trudeau’s smart and compassionate leadership, is stepping up and shining through during these uncertain times. Many of the things he said, without naming names, is a response to the horrors of 45 and his crew. Many of his statements echo the ones that we heard from PBO for many years. When we finally get out of this mess, the US will be a third rate power that has little or no influence because we have shown the world that we would put a lying, cheating, graceless, unbalanced, know-nothing in charge of a military that has the capability to destroy much of the world and in charge of the 2nd largest economy that he and his cohorts use for their personal piggy banks. No one will trust us for generations to come, China, Canada and the EU must do what it can to serve the needs of its people and it is right and proper that they do so as they develop alliances, beef up their own security and economies, and educate their citizens to make them as independent of the US as possible, so that they are not dragged down with us as so many were in the financial crisis that had its start here.
      The US is like a teenager who has been given a large allowance and no parental guidance; immature, reckless, and wasteful. I hope that we will grow up enough to clean up our own house by getting rid of the current regime and dealing with the centuries’ long unfinished business of our republic.

      • 39 Believe Again
        February 16, 2017 at 6:36 pm

        The US is in serious trouble, simply because there are too many corrupt politicians with “power”, a few who have the will to fight but not the numbers to make much difference and politicians with agendas that will not benefit the people.

        Had Trump been a democrat, the republicans would not have allowed him to remain in office up to this day, not with all the evidence of criminal, treason and conflict of interest, impeachment would have been cried from all the rooftops of the nation like no one has ever heard from day one.

        The Impeachment process would probably have already started and not before they have stripped him of all power using the treason argument. Democrats would have allowed this, or they will be seen as part of the conspiracy. The republicans would make sure of that.

        Yet here we all stand, watching as the republicans ignore their constituents, the people, the law, the constitution and every moral code and still nothing.

        My attitude with the Dems in congress is always, I will believe it when I see it. Do the people really need to protest every day or call law makers to give most Dems in congress courage to do their jobs? Really?

        Those who see the writing on the wall, already have an exit plan for themselves and their families but hope they never have to trigger it.

        As I say in politics, only time will tell.

  15. 40 whenpamelawandered
    February 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    From our AG, Bob Ferguson, 33 minutes ago:

    “BREAKING NEWS: Today, by a unanimous 9-0 vote, the Washington State Supreme Court held that it is illegal in Washington for a business to offer services to opposite-sex couples and yet refuse those same services to same-sex partners. I personally argued the Arlene’s Flowers case before our Supreme Court because of its importance to our LGBTQ families in Washington. Just like it’s unlawful to turn away customers based on their gender, religion, or race, no one can deny someone services because of whom they love.”

    • 41 CEB
      February 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      I have relatives who live in Edmonds, WA. Maybe I will brave the weather to live in a more progressive state. Ummm.

      • 42 whenpamelawandered
        February 16, 2017 at 12:46 pm

        It is beautiful here, CEB, if you’ve never been, do take a look. We used to joke about ‘the weather’ to keep people from finding out what a marvelous climate this is- that worked for a while, but the secret is out now!

      • February 16, 2017 at 12:49 pm

        I here you CEB. I am an Arizona native and have lived with it being right-wing all my life. We thankfully have a mayor of Phoenix who is a Democrat. He proposed having Phoenix become a sanctuary city and it was voted down 7 to 2 yesterday. My passport is good for another ten years and if we don’t get rid of 45 soon, I want to head to Canada.

      • 45 Judith Fardig
        February 16, 2017 at 5:10 pm

        Edmonds is really nice! Let us know when you come for a visit, and I’ll come up from Portland and bring Pamela.

  16. February 16, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Immigrants matter to California.

  17. 47 Allison
    February 16, 2017 at 12:39 pm

  18. February 16, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    It seemed that during the primaries, leading up to the convention, and even going into the general election, the GOP establishment and other more moderate conservatives went from discounting 45 as the likely GOP candidate, to brainstorming ways to keep him from being their candidate, to hoping for the best with the idea of pushing him out so that Pence can step in.

    For people who did not seem to be happy about 45 winning the GOP nomination and have verbally expressed discontent (although actions speak louder than words) why are they not breaking their necks to push him out?

    I would love some ambitious investigative reporter(s) to deep dive into what’s going on with Ryan, McConnell, Chaffetz, et al, to see if there are some reasons that may tie them to the Trump-Russia connection, unearth some other election irregularities that they were either involved in or had intimate knowledge of, or anything that will bring an end to their political careers.

    • February 16, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Ditto, ditto, ditto. Every word. I do believe there is “there there.” That’s why they are all so against any serious investigation.

    • 50 Believe Again
      February 16, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      This investigative reporter must be someone who has nothing to lose, I have no doubt that the tampering of the voting machines which I still believe helped with the last election benefited them in the house and senate also, so they all have something to hide. Hence why Chaffetz will fight investigating this issue.

  19. February 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Hmmm…….

  20. 53 donna dem 4 obama
    February 16, 2017 at 12:59 pm

  21. February 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Gag!!!….talk about alternative facts!!!

    • February 16, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    • 56 sherijr
      February 16, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      yes but today the jobs claims came out and whaddaya know but unemployment claims went up this week… first week that it’s on Trump MAGA. Haven’t seen it in the news though.

      • February 16, 2017 at 3:40 pm

        Well, that wouldn’t be 45’s fault. It’s that “fake news”…which by the way, I think it’s dangerous for him to keep using that term. I think one of the press corp said something similar to him… that he should just say he doesn’t agree with it.

  22. 58 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Hello TOD.
    It’s gonna be another Spring-ish Day.
    Tomorrow, In Feb, In Minnesota, We are talking about 60F? That is unbelievable. But don’t say Climate Change. It’s Just insane, I tell you all. All the Snow On the Ground are endangered, the Melt Scheme is coming 😉
    Congrats to the Gold ⭐ winners since yesterday.

  23. February 16, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Who Is Guarding the Guardians?
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    February 16, 2017 11:16 AM

    …………………………………………………….

    These three examples demonstrate why the current activities of ICE are so chilling. They have targeted a person who was cooperating with law enforcement, a vulnerable young person who should be protected by DACA and a victim of domestic violence. That is why Linda Greenhouse asks, “Who Will Watch the Agents Who Are Watching Our Borders?”

    That uncomfortable question came to mind as I read articles over the past week of the growing numbers of raids, roundups, the knocks on the door, the flooding of “target-rich environments,” a phrase an anonymous immigration official used in speaking to The Washington Post. What’s a target-rich environment? “Big cities,” the official explained, “tend to have a lot of illegal immigrants.”

    Clearly, with President Trump’s executive orders having expanded the category of immigrants deemed worth pursuing and deporting, the gloves are off…

    It matters because along with entrusting our immigration enforcers to keep us safe, in the president’s often-tweeted phrase, we also entrust them with the responsibility of treating unauthorized immigrants not as prey but as human beings entitled to dignity, even if only minimally to due process…

    The Roman poet Juvenal asked: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will guard the guardians? We need to ask that question now, urgently. I fear the answer.

  24. 60 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    #Liar45* is insane.

    • 61 carolyn
      February 16, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Even when figures are quoted directly to him about other presidents’ electoral votes, he cannot admit it. He blames someone “the information was given to me.” “How can we believe you when you give out false info?” More and more this will be asked and the answers will be damning to T.

      • February 16, 2017 at 4:16 pm

        Information may very well been given to him…like giving a pacifier to a baby to stop him from whining. But most likely, he pulled it from the alternative facts that reside in his head.

  25. February 16, 2017 at 1:35 pm

  26. 65 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 1:46 pm

  27. 66 donna dem 4 obama
    February 16, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    • 67 carolyn
      February 16, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      I don’t believe he is insane as is popularly accepted. He knows what he is doing. He operates under the premise that if he lies long enough and says the same lie often enough, we will all give up and accept his lies as truth. He operates within his own reality, but he is consistent and accepts nothing that does not agree with his ideas. He creates chaos wherever he goes, but feels no dissonance or disconnect. it is hard for us normal people to accept what he is.

      • February 16, 2017 at 4:12 pm

        That press conference was intended to be a distraction. The question is, from what?

      • 69 Believe Again
        February 16, 2017 at 7:21 pm

        Carolyn it is some form of madness too, you know the kind that comes over a person in a moment of passion and they do something they probably would not have done if they had time to think about it.

        This man has not had a lot of people say no to him, when they do, he finds someone to pay for it, for example, China denies him something, he decides he will not pay 300 contractors who work for him, so they too can feel his pain.

        He has lived like this for years and people who know him, including his close family know this. You either bow to the donald or you pay the price. If you do not want to pay the price, you offer up some poor “sap” to pay the price in your place. Someone however must pay the price in his mind. It seems retaliating, is the only way to reduce his “passion for revenge”.

        The worst thing to do is to ever give this type of person more power than they can handle, yet here we are.

  28. 70 whenpamelawandered
    February 16, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I’ve just learned neither of our senators, nor my district rep have town hall meetings scheduled for the recess. They have certainly been active and assertive on the front lines out in DC, i know as I have frequent email replies to my concerns. Still …

  29. 71 donna dem 4 obama
    February 16, 2017 at 1:51 pm

  30. 73 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 1:52 pm

  31. February 16, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Can’t wait until Saturday night…

  32. 75 donna dem 4 obama
    February 16, 2017 at 1:56 pm

  33. 76 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Folks, from what I am reading on Twitter, We The People are in TROUBLE!

  34. February 16, 2017 at 2:01 pm

  35. 81 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Confession of the #Liar45*

  36. February 16, 2017 at 2:04 pm

  37. 83 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    The man needs a Doctor, Now!

  38. February 16, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Until last night, the questions about whether Jeff Sessions could impartially lead an investigation into the Donald Trump-Russia scandal were largely a matter of impartiality. Could the new Attorney General, who was recently appointed to this position by Trump himself, be trusted to lead a fair and honest Department of Justice investigation into a man to whom he’s so clearly indebted? But as of last night, it’s an entirely different matter, because Sessions just became a material witness.

    Here are the four Donald Trump campaign advisors who were outed by U.S. intel officials last night for having colluded with Russian intel officials during the course of the campaign: Michael Flynn…Paul Manafort…Roger Stone. And largely forgotten Trump campaign advisor Carter Page, whose last publicly known location was in Moscow in December.

    Guess who told Donald Trump to hire Carter Page in the first place?

    That’s right, then-Senator Jeff Sessions and his office. No one seems to know where the hell Carter Page came from, or why anyone involved thought it was a good idea for the Donald Trump campaign to hire him. But what we do know is that Page found his way to the Trump campaign via Sessions.

  39. 88 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 2:12 pm

  40. 96 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    What are in my thoughts, shall Remain unsaid 😉

  41. February 16, 2017 at 2:17 pm

  42. 99 donna dem 4 obama
    February 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm

  43. 100 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 2:34 pm

  44. 103 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm

  45. 104 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 2:46 pm

  46. 106 JER
    February 16, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Dreaming of Hawaii.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  47. 109 Allison
    February 16, 2017 at 2:48 pm

  48. 110 JER
    February 16, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Ronald Dixon posted this on Facebook.

    This is long but it is important. This is where I stand. Period. I make no apologies to any or all of my FB friends for this. I know some are tired of political postings and rants. But apart from pictures of birds and the occasional humorous postings that I make, FB is (until it gets taken away) a vehicle to express our outrage at how far our country has currently fallen on the humanitarian scale. To me, FB is a useful vehicle for my passion and activism.

    The fevered Ego currently occupying our White House, his power hungry cronies taking positions of authority in his Cabinet and administration, and the majority of Republicans in Congress are a real and active threat to me, my way of life, and all the people I love. And unless you are worth billions of dollars, they are a threat to you and your life, too. So I will Resist and I will be part of the resistance, and proud of it.

    If you can join in or hang with it, fine. But if not, then you probably need to unfriend me now. I refuse to “play nice” in the face of what these people are doing. Our country’s well-being demands that we stand and resist.

    Some people are saying that we should give #45 a chance, that we should “work together” with him because he won the election and he is “everyone’s president.”

    This is my response:

    *I will not refer to this man as “President” with a capital “P”
    •I will not forget how badly he and so many others treated former President Barack Obama for 8 years…
    *I will not “work together” to privatize Medicare, cut Social Security and Medicaid.
    •I will not “work together” to build a wall.
    •I will not “work together” to persecute Muslims.

    •I will not “work together” to shut out refugees from countries where we destabilized their governments, no matter how bad they might have been, so that we could have something more agreeable to our oligarchy.
    •I will not “work together” to lower taxes on the 1%.
    •I will not “work together” to increase taxes on the middle class and poor.
    •I will not “work together” to help #45 use the Presidency to line his pockets and those of his cronies.
    •I will not “work together” to weaken and demolish environmental protection.

    •I will not “work together” to sell American lands, especially National Parks, to companies which then despoil those lands.
    ·I will not “work together” to enable the killing in any way of whole species of animals just because they are predators, or inconvenient for a few, or because some people want to get their thrills killing them.
    •I will not “work together” to remove civil rights from anyone.
    •I will not “work together” to waste trillions more on our military when we already have the strongest in the world.

    •I will not “work together” to alienate countries that have been our allies for as long as I have been alive.
    •I will not “work together” to slash funding for education.
    •I will not “work together” to take basic assistance from people who are at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.
    •I will not “work together” to allow torture and “black op” prison sites.

    •I will not “work together” to “take their oil.”
    •I will not “work together” to get rid of common sense regulations on guns.
    •I will not “work together” to eliminate the minimum wage.
    •I will not “work together” to support so-called “Right To Work” laws, or undermine, weaken or destroy Unions in any way.

    •I will not “work together” to suppress scientific research, be it on climate change, fracking, or any other issue where a majority of scientists agree that #45 and his supporters are wrong on the facts.
    •I will not “work together” to criminalize abortion or restrict health care for women.
    •I will not “work together” to increase the number of nations that have nuclear weapons.
    •I will not “work together” to put even more “big money” into politics.
    •I will not “work together” to violate the Geneva Convention.

    •I will not “work together” to give the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazi Party and white supremacists a seat at the table, or to normalize their hatred.
    •I will not “work together” to deny health care to people who need it.
    •I will not “work together” to increase the profits of the insurance companies.
    •I will not “work together” to deny medical coverage to people on the basis of an alleged or actual “pre-existing condition.”

    •I will not “work together” to increase voter suppression.
    •I will not “work together” to normalize tyranny.
    • I will not “work together” to eliminate or reduce ethical oversight at any level of government.
    •I will not “work together” with anyone who is, or admires, tyrants and dictators.
    •I will not “work together” to attack the body autonomy of women, and suppress their right to equal pay and respect.

    •I will not “work together” with #45 or anyone who supports him, because I will not allow one man to feed upon the fears of the populace, blaming minorities for their condition or their inability to thrive.
    *I will not work together to dent the rights of indigenous Americans to live on their own land with fresh, clean drinking water, or to take away their sovereign rights to their sacred lands protected by treaty.

    This is the line, and I am drawing it.
    •I will stand for honesty, love, respect for all living beings, and for the beating heart that is the center of Life itself.
    •I will use my voice and my hands, to reach out to the uninformed, and to anyone who will LISTEN for what’s really so dangerous about the 45th occupant of the White House, his friends and the Big Lie they spin to the world:

    That “winning”, “being great again”, “rich” or even “beautiful” is anything more than nothing… When others are sacrificed to glorify its existence.

    PS: If you agree, please copy and re-post (we understand this results in larger numbers of people seeing a post), and if you can, sign your name below ours. Also, if we have left anything out, feel free to add it to this list.

    Consider this an opportunity to make a declaration of commitment, in becoming part of The Resistance. –Ronald Dixon

  49. 111 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    The Man is an IDIOT!

  50. 113 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 3:10 pm

  51. 114 Allison
    February 16, 2017 at 3:17 pm

  52. 115 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 3:23 pm

  53. 117 Don
    February 16, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I was at a function at work and I missed the press conference, how did it go?

  54. February 16, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I’m sure that when working class whites voted for him and their GOP legislators, somehow they thought that they would be exempt from changes to health care and safety nets. Oh well…

  55. 125 susanne
    February 16, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Aloha TOD ohana!
    Someone posted a tweet-form letter yesterday from a psychiatrist, regarding 45’s mental health. Basically, it said that it is not only incorrect to call him insane, but it is an insult to people who are actually suffering from mental illness. Could someone please post that again, in a form I can copy to put up on FB? Tried to copy the tweet version but it didn’t work. Mahalo nui loa!

  56. February 16, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Unbelievable!!!

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/instead-of-probing-trump-chaffetz-takes-aim-at-a-cartoon-preschooler/2017/02/13/7e74e63c-f232-11e6-8d72-263470bf0401_story.html?utm_term=.b6a7006896f8

    True, Chaffetz, after his unending probes of the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton, hasn’t shown any appetite to examine, say, the Trump administration’s ties to Russia or its many conflicts of interest. But the chairman has shown determination to probe, without fear or favor, the threat to America posed by Sid the Science Kid.

    Sid, for readers not familiar with PBS children’s programming, is a preschool cartoon character. Like President Trump, Sid is orange. Unlike Trump, he is highly inquisitive.

    Chaffetz was quick to recognize the danger. On Jan. 26, the day after TMZ reported that the CDC was planning a Zika-education partnership with Sid, Chaffetz fired off a letter to acting CDC director Anne Schuchat, demanding a “written explanation” and “communications between CDC and the Jim Henson Company and also PBS.”

    Chaffetz, in closing, reminded the CDC that his committee can investigate “any matter” at “any time.”

  57. February 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    The 8 Craziest Moments Of Trump’s Impromptu Press Conference
    ByALLEGRA KIRKLAND
    Published FEBRUARY 16, 2017, 3:15 PM EDT

    In a hastily-called Thursday press conference carried live on national TV, President Donald Trump was completely off the map.

    ………………………………………………….

    In short, it was a doozy.

    TPM gathered the 8 most jaw-dropping moments below.

    1. “Russia Is Fake News” Pressed by multiple reporters to address reports that members of his campaign staff repeatedly contacted Russian officials prior to the election, Trump said Russia is “fake news put out by the media.”

    2. “This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine” Despite the botched execution of his immigration executive order, weeks of damaging leaks, the three-week long tenure of his national security adviser, and countless other damaging stories, the President repeatedly asserted that his White House was running smoothly.

    3. “The leaks are absolutely real; the news is fake” Trump said that the leaks about his private phone calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia were “illegal” and allowing people to find out “exactly what took place.” Yet he also repeatedly claimed that the news reports based on those leaks is “fake, because so much of the news is fake.”

    4. “I’m not ranting and raving” The President predicted that the press would criticize his Thursday news conference and that the headlines would describe him “ranting and raving” even though he was actually “having a good time.”

    5. “Nuclear holocaust would be like no other” In one particularly off-the-wall aside, Trump noted that both Russia and the U.S. are “very powerful” nuclear countries and that friendly relations between the two nations are a positive because his security briefings have taught him that “nuclear holocaust would be like no other.”

    6. “I am the least anti-Semitic person that you have seen in your entire life” Trump accused a Jewish reporter who asked how his administration planned to address anti-Semitic threats of being unfriendly, told him to be “quiet,” and said he found his question “repulsive.”

    7. “The greatest thing I could do is shoot that ship” Trump claimed that the American people would think it was “so great” if he ordered an attack on the Russian spy ship reportedly loitering off the coast of Connecticut but that he wouldn’t because he wanted to try to preserve U.S.-Russian relations.

    8. “Are they friends of yours?” Questioned by April Ryan, a veteran reporter for American Urban Radio Networks, on whether he would include the Congressional Black Caucus in his plans to revitalize black urban neighborhoods, Trump replied, “Are they friends of yours? Set up the meeting.”

  58. February 16, 2017 at 3:57 pm

  59. February 16, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Exactly!

  60. February 16, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    If you pray…..Continue. If you don’t pray……Start.

  61. February 16, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Why Trump Makes Me Want to Throw Up
    by Martin Longman
    February 16, 2017 3:26 PM

    As I watched President Trump’s news conference today (transcript here), I discovered that I was becoming more and more sick to my stomach. At a certain point, I had to repress the impulse to actually go loiter around my toilet just in case I actually needed to vomit. And I started to think about why it is that the man makes me physically ill.

    It really gets to a core value I have about truthfulness. That can seem trite, and it’s hard to explain. I certainly don’t have the expectation that politicians or anyone else will always tell me the truth. Perhaps I can get closer to the feeling Trump gives me by using an analogy.

    If you’ve ever witnessed some one, say a child, make a bad mistake that you know will cause them difficulties and you’ve felt a pang of empathetic regret on their behalf, that’s the closest thing I can find to the nauseous feeling I get when listening to Trump lie.

    The difference is that we normally get that feeling when we feel like the person has made an innocent error or that we sense that consequences will be far out of proportion to the actual sin. We may feel like wrapping that person in a protective blanket even if we recognize that they are largely responsible for making the bed they will now lie in.

    And if we sense that we’re helpless to shield them from the consequences of their actions, we make get the sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach that I’m trying to describe.

  62. 134 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 4:16 pm

  63. 135 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 4:20 pm

  64. February 16, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    • 137 jacquelineoboomer
      February 16, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      It’s so true. Whether you are self-employed or work for small companies or large corporations or the federal government, you put your heart and soul into doing a good job and you have a vested interest in what you’re accomplishing. I worked for the Navy as a civilian for 30 years – never once put on a uniform or hopped aboard a ship (except to visit) or fought the enemy, but I felt proud I was contributing to the national defense of our country. Little ol’ me. It’s the same for the majority of EPA workers who feel they are helping to protect the environment, on behalf of our country and the globe – and our very existence. They’re not all just there to collect a paycheck. It’s not all about the “art of the deal” (gag).

  65. 138 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm

  66. 139 whenpamelawandered
    February 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Golly gee, speaker-in-name-onlyRyan is heading for the fryin’ pan too? Why that is just beyond shocking. Isn’t it.

  67. February 16, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    If you need a translation for this dog whistle, watch @13THFilm. Resist this veiled attack on communities of color. We’ve seen it before. https://t.co/A6rMFqEMqS

    — Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 16, 2017

  68. 143 Nena20409
    February 16, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Propaganda #Birther45* has this sent out to his DittoHeads.

  69. 144 Allison
    February 16, 2017 at 4:56 pm

  70. February 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    He lied.


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