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157 Responses to “Your Voice. Your Vote”


  1. February 18, 2017 at 5:03 pm

  2. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    February 18, 2017 at 5:10 pm

  3. February 18, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy. I know there are things planned for my “Representative”. I’ll be there.

    Le sigh:
    http://gizmodo.com/us-ambassador-gives-make-somalia-great-again-hat-to-som-1792513302

  4. 9 Nena20409
    February 18, 2017 at 5:18 pm

  5. 10 Nena20409
    February 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Congrats, Meta on your Solid Au ⭐

  6. 12 JER
    February 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm


    Nice light in the Oval Office. — petesouza

  7. February 18, 2017 at 5:40 pm

  8. February 18, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Handy guide outlining how many folks would lose their health insurance if Ocare is repealed…but it goes much further than this…the impact on the health care will be tremendous…the benefits that we would lose…like not being charged more for being a woman…children no longer being able to stay on the parents’ health insurance till 26…no cap on benefits…the return of pre-existing conditions…and this is just the beginning…

    • 22 andogriff
      February 18, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks for the great footage, Sheila!!! My sister & I were there today, and the folks we talked to were all peaceful, passionate and dedicated. It was beautifully organized, free bottled water was provided, and some of the signs were brilliant!! We were proud to be part of the Resistance, EVERYONE there was missing President Obama terribly, so lovely to meet so many like-minded souls!! Love to all. ❤❤😀

  9. 25 desertflower
    February 18, 2017 at 6:28 pm

  10. February 18, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    • 28 desertflower
      February 18, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/02/donald-trump-foreign-policy

      Tillerson, too, has been blindsided by a number of key policy shifts, as Kushner has taken on a major foreign policy role in the fledgling administration, Politico reports. One administration official dubbed Trump’s son-in-law as a “shadow secretary of state.” Most recently, Tillerson reportedly was unaware that Trump planned to abandon his commitment to a two-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict. The former oil-exec’s involvement in the decision was reportedly disregarded, because, according to one senior staffer who spoke with Politico, “everyone knows Jared [Kushner] is running point on the Israel stuff.” Two sources who spoke with the outlet said Tillerson responded to these slights with calm, despite his annoyance. One source asserted that he has not gone “off the deep end at the White House.”

      • 29 whenpamelawandered
        February 18, 2017 at 6:53 pm

        Deep end, not yet maybe. Won’t be long now, I reckon. The ultimate madness of it all is beyond belief. That they think they can get away with this, in America, in the 21st century is ridiculous. They must know less than nothing about We The People. And who is that fat ugly fucker getting onto our Presidents’ plane….

      • February 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

        And since Kushner is another white supremacist, I’m sure this will go well.

    • 33 99ts
      February 19, 2017 at 8:44 am

      I don’t ever remember a President looking this ugly – inside and out. The hate that continually froths out of his mouth impacts his physical appearance.

      President Obama smiled so much – he ran up the steps of AF1, turned and smiled. I miss him so very much.

  11. February 18, 2017 at 6:43 pm

  12. February 18, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Trying to keep up with my Forever President….

  13. 46 desertflower
    February 18, 2017 at 6:57 pm

  14. 47 Nena20409
    February 18, 2017 at 7:12 pm

  15. 48 Nena20409
    February 18, 2017 at 7:15 pm

  16. February 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm

  17. February 18, 2017 at 7:23 pm

  18. 51 Nena20409
    February 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Just Saw this.
    I am Not sure what it’s about.
    FYI

  19. 52 JER
    February 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm

  20. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    February 18, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    • 56 arapaho415
      February 18, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      GE JO’B.

      This is sick.

      Slavish devotion to an idiot whose aim is to turn the US into a polluted, unregulated plutocracy with no public land preserved and available to its citizens.

      DJT is a weak moron whose supporters must be as weak and moronic as he is. Gag.

  21. February 18, 2017 at 7:35 pm

  22. 59 desertflower
    February 18, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Sanity Break:)

  23. February 18, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Appearing on MSNBC, retired Gen. Barry McCaffery said the Trump administration is having difficulties replacing ousted National Security Adviser Mike Flynn because likely candidates are looking at a “disorganized” White House and have no desire to destroy their careers.

    McCaffrey, who served as the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Bill Clinton, addressed the fact the former Gen. David Petraeus had withdrawn his name for consideration two days after Vice Adm. Robert Harward opted out after seeing President Trump’s widely derided press conference.

    “The problem is the acrimonious nature, the disorganization inside the White House and for that matter, with among the government, is so profound that a lot of good people who are are going to be hesitant to risk their career for public service,”

    • 61 jacquelineoboomer
      February 18, 2017 at 11:23 pm

      McCaffrey is generally full of himself, but he hasn’t shirked in his responsibility to tell it like it is about Trump and Gang. He had unwavering negatives to say about Flynn – calling him “demented” – and said he had earlier talked to him personally as a counsel about his bad showing at the RNC convention, where he joined in on the “Lock her up!” screams from the bozos in the crowd.

  24. February 18, 2017 at 7:37 pm

  25. 63 jacquelineoboomer
    February 18, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    • 64 jacquelineoboomer
      February 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      • 65 susanne
        February 18, 2017 at 11:10 pm

        Okay, I’m def out of the loop– what’s ‘Omen’?

      • 68 nathkatun7
        February 19, 2017 at 7:27 am

        JO’B, I think Frankie Boyle is on to something. On the one hand, you can argue, as I have, that Melania was publicly displaying the usual Trump hypocrisy by reading out loud the Lord’s Prayer to appease fundamentalist evangelicals; but on the other hand, Frankie may be right that Melania is so “terrified” by the dysfunctional situation in her husband’s White House, and she was was, genuinely, praying for some miraculous Divine Intervention to save her husband’s increasingly doomed presidency.

        • 69 99ts
          February 19, 2017 at 9:00 am

          She married him. Deserves it all. Did you watch how he treats her – 3 steps ahead, no help in getting in/out plane/stairs etc etc. This is what she married.

          And she READ the Lord’s Prayer. I’m closer to being an atheist than a christian but have no problem reciting the Lord’s prayer without checking out the words. I hate the lying hypocrisy of those who pretend to have a religion.

        • 70 jacquelineoboomer
          February 19, 2017 at 10:08 am

          You may be right on both counts, nath. There’s something not right about how she carries herself around Trump – she has that terrified look, for sure, as captured by the cameras (of course, I have no real knowledge), but if I were her, I’d also be praying for Divine intervention for a whole host of reasons, including the bit about the doomed presidency. And some of us, obviously, are praying we don’t have a doomed nation on our hands.

  26. February 18, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I wonder how many of the people who said we should give 45 a chance already think he’s had enough of a chance.

  27. 72 desertflower
    February 18, 2017 at 7:58 pm

  28. 73 Nena20409
    February 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    The Magical (R)

  29. 76 desertflower
    February 18, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    You just can’t make this shit up

  30. February 18, 2017 at 8:05 pm

  31. 79 sherijr
    February 18, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    I took a break from all things political today… middle son, girl friend and grandkids came over and we all went to “Riply’s Believe It or Not”. I didn’t think about Trump or politics or anything today.. but the “unbelievable”. Now you’d think I’d have connected it to the unbelievable nonsense going on in our real lives.. but didn’t even notice til just this minute. 😉 My son refers to the Melbourne “rally” as a Klan rally.. how’d that turn out anyway?

  32. 80 Nena20409
    February 18, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    • 81 desertflower
      February 18, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      perfect

    • 82 jacquelineoboomer
      February 18, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Once again, Trump didn’t even help her take the stairs from the stage, before departing the hangar. And now this. She’s a prop, and she knows it.

    • 83 CEB
      February 18, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      OMG, the disrespect; no concern for her at all or even common courtesy. One of the reasons for having the woman walk in front, especially upstairs while she is wearing heels, is to be in a position to catch her if she stumbles. As awful as this is, she was an active Birther so I have no real pity for her. At some point she may decide that the humiliations are not worth the money.

    • 85 jacquelineoboomer
      February 18, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    • 86 99ts
      February 19, 2017 at 9:02 am

      I was just posting about that up above – what a pig of a person her is. Then again, can’t say much nice about someone who would marry him.

      And hehehehehe – note who is holding on to the side.

  33. February 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    • 88 susanne
      February 19, 2017 at 12:25 am

      🙂 ‘rigged’ meaning it was open to people he didn’t select 🙂

      • February 19, 2017 at 6:55 am

        Absolutely. “Americans”do not include his non-supporters…especially if they are Democrats.

        Those around him are always telling him what he wants to hear rather than what he needs to hear. Or he continues to reject the truth if it does not jive with what’s in his head.

  34. 90 Nerdy Wonka
    February 18, 2017 at 8:32 pm

  35. 91 globalcitizenlinda
    February 18, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    every day is a great time to make your voice heard

  36. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    February 18, 2017 at 9:38 pm

  37. 94 Bill R.
    February 19, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Tomorrow, Sunday at 11AM I am joining with all the demonstrations and rallies in all the capitols in all the 50 states to support immigrants. NOW is the time.
    This happened in Portland, Oregon. We must all form a human shield around the persecuted and oppressed immigrants. I say that as a grandchild of immigrants were spat on and threatened when they arrived. We are them and they are US.

  38. February 19, 2017 at 6:38 am

  39. February 19, 2017 at 7:07 am

  40. February 19, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Good Sunday, Nerdy…TOD Family!!!

    Congress people are finding that they cannot just go through the motions and that their “town halls” will not be just a rubber stamp of what they are doing or are intending to do. They are being reminded who their bosses are and what these bosses want. Voters will not continue to be treated as children, their ELECTED representatives acting as if THEY know what’s best for the American public…even when it’s contrary to what the public has said they want — just as they did with gun control laws.

  41. February 19, 2017 at 7:37 am

    UGH

    • 103 sherijr
      February 19, 2017 at 8:01 am

      I’m sure he has plenty of chefs he can ‘import’ from his little Maralago palace.

    • February 19, 2017 at 8:03 am

      Does that mean that state dinners will be held at Mar-a-Lago??? Taxpayer dollars working for 45.

      • February 19, 2017 at 9:05 am

        I wouldn’t put it past him. Every day is an outrage.

        Until he finds a replacement, I’m guessing that Cristine Comerford and the crew are still there since they are employees of the White House. My heart goes out to all of them to have to deal with this uncouth ugly family after having such gracious people as the Obamas to serve.

  42. 106 sherijr
    February 19, 2017 at 7:55 am

    g’morning TOD. I’ve been very concerned about ICE and the unlimited power they seem to have. This story this morning adds to my concerns: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/memos-signed-by-dhs-secretary-describe-sweeping-new-guidelines-for-deporting-illegal-immigrants/ar-AAn5Irb?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

    Exerpt from “Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants” Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border.
    The memos instruct agency chiefs to begin hiring 10,000 additional ICE agents and 5,000 more for the Border Patrol, which had been included in Trump’s executive actions.

    And then there is this story from November 2015 about the Law Enforcement forces of DHS, via The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/19/the-department-of-homeland-security-the-largest-police-force-nobody-monitors
    “The Largest Police Force Nobody Monitors”

    Exerpt: With an annual budget line item of $18bn solely for immigration enforcement the federal government spends more on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (BPE) than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined. Yet the systems to monitor the vast network of field directors, detention officers and arresting officers under its purview are either non-existent or wracked with the same corruption they’re intended to prevent

  43. 109 desertflower
    February 19, 2017 at 7:56 am

    About getting rid of ACA…..you may want to rethink that….NUTBALLS!!!

  44. 111 desertflower
    February 19, 2017 at 8:21 am

  45. 112 desertflower
    February 19, 2017 at 8:34 am

    This is good. Keep speaking up, America:)

  46. February 19, 2017 at 8:46 am

  47. 115 Don
    February 19, 2017 at 8:57 am

    While I applaud voters coming out to various town halls to voice their concerns and displeasure with their elected officials, but I’m still confused as to whom the fuck do voters they think they were sending to Washington to represent them in the first place? These elected officials that are hell bent on causing maximum pain to their constituents didn’t hide the fact that this was their mission to begin with. If your elected official has been bragging about getting rid of Obamacare the moment the ink dried on the bill, don’t act surprised that they want to in fact get rid of the bill. There isn’t a voter walking the streets of America that should be surprised that their representative is doing exactly what they said they were going to do. Voters were told the last eight years what the fucking score was when it came to Obamacare, so don’t act all fucking surprised when your representative is actually doing what you sent him or her to Washington to do. Maybe you thought that this fuckery was only going to effect “those people” and that you were safe, well you thought wrong. It’s a cold reality to wake up one morning to find out that you are “those people”. Please excuse my language this morning but I’ve had it with these voters all of a sudden giving a fuck about all the shit taken place. This shit has been going on for the last I don’t know how many years. Black folk, LGBTQ folk, immigrants, women and everybody else that isn’t male and white have been catching hell for I don’t know how long and the more we advance the more it seems we still have to fight battles that we thought we’ve defeated already. And it pisses me off that this white man that’s a complete idiot and moral degenerate gets to run this country. This shit is not right, my 11 year old son has friends that are fucking scared to come to school because they think their parents are going to get deported. What the fuck kind of shit is that. There’s a fucking Russian spy ship less than 100 miles off the east coast and nobody seems to give a fuck, where the fuck are our patriots? Where the fuck are all these patriots that came out the woodwork to criticize President Obama every fucking time he blew his nose? This shit is so fucked up, I’m not discouraged by a long shot and I’ll do my part whatever it is. But I’m just saying, where the fuck are the adult and the patriots?

    • February 19, 2017 at 9:26 am

      As you say, this country is made up of a lot of people who are so steeped in their holy privilege they think it can’t happen to them. They’re so stupid and mesmerized by money and a big mouth they don’t hear anything but the sales job. The lies and the dog whistles and the threats were there in GRAPHIC detail every single day but they just didn’t care enough to look past the relief of a white bully savior. It is beyond infuriating and it is making me nuts.

      • February 19, 2017 at 9:28 am

        And then there’s the freakin’ alt left. This thread speaks entirely for me.

      • February 19, 2017 at 9:29 am

    • 120 sherijr
      February 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Don your language is spot-on. Thank you for all that you said.

    • February 19, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      I think probably a big proportion of people at these meetings are people who didn’t vote for the Congress person in the first place, but I know are certainly having buyer’s remorse. And you’re right – anyone who was breathing on their own throughout the past year should have known and understood exactly what would happen. However, I was listening to the CBC where a reporter was being interviewed about interviewing people about their reaction to repealing the ACA. She talked to one one (in the south somewhere) who was head of a furniture factory her family had owned for generations. She and her husband had bought their own, very expensive, insurance for years, then couldn’t afford it any more and had gone without insurance for a few years. They bought policies through the ACA right away and were satisfied with it. Although the premiums had gone up, it was still cheaper than what they’d been paying and they had no complaints. They voted for Trump. The nonplussed reporter asked her what she had thought would happen when he became president. The woman said she didn’t think they’d really do it because why would they want to take it away and hurt millions of people. The reporter told her about all the moves they were making to destroy it and the woman became very shaken. The reporter said when she left, the woman was looking really scared. So she heard, but ‘didn’t think they’d really do it”.

  48. 122 JER
    February 19, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    Yelling for hope, 2012.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  49. 123 globalcitizenlinda
    February 19, 2017 at 9:35 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day

  50. 124 globalcitizenlinda
    February 19, 2017 at 9:37 am

  51. February 19, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Remind you of anyone?

  52. February 19, 2017 at 9:43 am

  53. 131 JER
    February 19, 2017 at 9:44 am

  54. 132 JER
    February 19, 2017 at 9:58 am

  55. 133 JER
    February 19, 2017 at 10:08 am

  56. 134 jacquelineoboomer
    February 19, 2017 at 10:14 am

  57. 135 JER
    February 19, 2017 at 10:20 am

    [45], NOT ISIS, IS AMERICA’S GREATEST EXISTENTIAL THREAT.

    …He’s not a murderer. He isn’t advocating beheading his opponents (yet). But his early moves — and his obvious mental instability — threaten our way of life. Let us count the ways…

    …So who is the greater threat to our way of life — a group that has killed a few handful of Americans or a President who will undermine our democracy with lies and attacks, poison our air and water, hurt our economy and ensure that mentally ill people get guns? http://nydn.us/2kJHTwx

  58. 136 JER
    February 19, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Swedes scratching their heads over [45’s] remark suggesting major incident had happened in Sweden. http://abcn.ws/2lXruKd

  59. February 19, 2017 at 10:27 am

  60. 140 Linda
    February 19, 2017 at 10:29 am

    An entire website dedicated to ” Tint Trump ”

    https://www.reddit.com/r/TinyTrumps/

  61. 141 desertflower
    February 19, 2017 at 10:32 am

  62. 142 desertflower
    February 19, 2017 at 10:34 am

  63. 143 desertflower
    February 19, 2017 at 10:35 am

  64. 146 globalcitizenlinda
    February 19, 2017 at 10:46 am

  65. 153 JER
    February 19, 2017 at 11:25 am

  66. 155 4morefor44
    February 19, 2017 at 11:47 am

    can’t get excited about space-x. classic profiteers piggybacking on generations of government employees trailblazing through the hard parts, with many giving their lives for the cause, and now these uber-rich swoop in and take all the taxpayer money instead. socialize the losses and privatize the profits. plays right into the libertarian fetishists. would rather we just kept NASA funding going and strong instead of letting these libertarians take a large percentage as dividends.

    • 156 Don
      February 19, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Spot on 44, NASA was built on blood sweat tears and unfortunately lives. I’d prefer the government controlled NASA as opposed to the uber-rich.

    • 157 arapaho415
      February 19, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      GM/GA 4morefor44 (not sure which time zone you’re in).

      Thank you.

      Don’t understand why MSM (white dudes mostly) seem to idolize Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, etc.

      I don’t have anything against either Musk or Jobs, but it’s nauseating how they’re revered by MSM.

      I’ve seen Teslas on the road, can’t say they particularly appeal to me, just another high-priced status symbol, IMHO. And the thought of being whisked to San Francisco from LA in some sort of (underground?) tube definitely doesn’t appeal to me.


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