112 Responses to “Answering The Call For Change”


  1. 2 Judith Fardig
    February 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks, Criquet, and congratulations.

  2. 4 CEB
    February 19, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Chips: thinking about you and still hoping that you will drop in to say hello and to let us know how you are. If you have been lurking, you know that NW has been keeping the village open for us; it is helping us to deal with the awful reality that I know is affecting you as well. Thanks again for creating such a wonderful place that attracts the best people. You set the tone and for 8 years or so, we have all held to the spirit of this place. Hope to hear from you again.

    • 5 desertflower
      February 19, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Agree, CEB:) If you don’t mind, I’d love to sign on to your comment…. {{{Chips}}} Miss you.

      • February 19, 2017 at 10:39 pm

        May I hook on also? Miss Chips so much and hope she is doing well. Miss Danny too. 🙂 I don’t think any of us would be surviving this without this home. NW, can never thank you enough.

        My first comment here (after df) did not post. Moderation.

    • 7 susanne
      February 19, 2017 at 11:01 pm

      You’re writing what is in all our hearts, CEB. Thank you, and especially, thanks to Chips and Nerdy for providing this platform for community.

  3. 8 desertflower
    February 19, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I miss my President. So much sense….common sense. Remember that?

  4. 9 JER
    February 19, 2017 at 8:41 pm

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  7. February 19, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Goodnight TOD ….

  8. 18 desertflower
    February 19, 2017 at 9:11 pm

  9. 19 desertflower
    February 19, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    • 20 jacquelineoboomer
      February 20, 2017 at 12:01 am

      This is all so horrible and bizarre and getting worse by the day, that I must resort to humor every now and then … so please forgive me. But to the line in the tweet about doing “a stint in prison for stabbing a man in the face with the stem of a margarita glass” … that just struck me so funny because who among us couldn’t respond:

      “Who hasn’t? Next.”

      (Apologies; it’s how I roll and can sleep at night.) (I haven’t actually hurt anybody personally with the stem of any glass. Promise.)

  10. 21 desertflower
    February 19, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Night all..

  11. 24 globalcitizenlinda
    February 19, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    i must admit that I am very worried that physical harm will come to some of the people who are working tirelessly on uncovering ALL the players in #TrumpPutin grand plan.

    my source of worry is all these reports about all kinds of type and levels of spies, thieves, and other under-world characters that are working with the homegrown demagogue.

    we need to hold the investigators in the arms of divine protection.

  12. February 19, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    I’ve been out all day so trying to catch up on the latest news and it looks like there’s a big boom about to blow.

    One thing I’ll say is that there are many including FT that have been unraveling this for months without much attention. That will soon change.

    • 26 susanne
      February 19, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      Hope you’re in a safe spot, meta. Weather looks hairy for the Bay Area.

      I’ve been seeing more and more about this Sater connection today, and all that I’ve read is pretty complex. In other words, hard to condense into newspeak. I hope for a blazingly obvious clarifier, because the public seems ready to brush off all 45’s evil deeds, as long as the libs are miserable.

      • February 20, 2017 at 12:02 am

        Thanks, susanne. I’m just now reading of the monster storm expected soon for Northern California. Officials are asking people to be prepared to evacuate within 15 minutes. Scary.

        I agree about the complexity. So many players, so many dark deals and so much money involved. It’s all absolutely crazy.

  13. 29 Gazelle
    February 20, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Hope you enjoy this lovely eclectic music of mine, lovely violin.

  14. 33 globalcitizenlinda
    February 20, 2017 at 8:01 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day

  15. February 20, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Good Monday, Nerdy…TOD Family!!!

    Today, we honor or LEGITIMATE Presidents — of which 45 is not one.

    Pollen count is already high and it’s not even spring. Going to be a long allergy season.

  16. February 20, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Major campaign finance violations “are swept under the rug and the resulting dark money has left Americans uninformed about the sources of campaign spending,” a Federal Election Commission member wrote in a scathing report released with her resignation letter.

    Ann Ravel, an FEC member appointed to the six-member regulatory panel in 2013 by former President Barack Obama, said the commission’s routine deadlocked votes are sending clear signals that campaign finance laws won’t be enforced.

  17. 38 globalcitizenlinda
    February 20, 2017 at 8:26 am

    yep, these reports about Russia-trump-FBI-Mafia-GOP connections can make one’ head spin;

    …. deep breath

  18. 39 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Morning all…

  19. 40 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 8:31 am

  20. February 20, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Bannon and Kushner seem to be his primary advisors, even at the exclusion of cabinet secretaries and positions that *have* been confirmed. Maybe Putin hasn’t instructed him to nominate for the other 515 positions. Wonder how long he can hold on to the persons who have already been confirmed.

  21. 42 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I don’t trust them…keep after them about ACA…

  22. February 20, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Still want the impeachment…

  23. 44 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Only SECOND shortest? I’ll take it.

  24. 47 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 8:40 am

  25. February 20, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Hmmm…don’t think 45, Pres Bannon, Stephen Miller, et al will like this….

    European leaders like what they’re hearing from Vice President Pence in Brussels.

    European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday said he had left his discussions with Pence feeling better about U.S. support for NATO and a united Europe.

    ——-

    While Pence may be considered *safer* on the foreign stage, he is still dangerous as far as domestic policy.

    • 50 COS
      February 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      This!!!! Pence is a snake.

    • 51 0388jojothecat
      February 20, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      Maybe this is making way for Pence to become president once they lower the hammer on Biggest Liar OTUS 45.

      • February 20, 2017 at 1:13 pm

        No doubt the GOP is biding their time for 45’s ouster. And by leaving him out of the loop, 45 and company is making it possible for Pence to broadcast his own messaging…some that may be contrary to what 45 his spouting. I’m sure our allies see Pence as the lesser of two evils.

  26. 53 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Are they getting a clue now?

    • 54 4morefor44
      February 20, 2017 at 9:14 am

      no. karl has long been one of the worst republican talking point spewers, going back to his college days. he and his fellow republican moles in “the news” are just moving into stage 2 – the great unravelling from chump and beginning the rise of the “reasonable republicans.” they’ve been laying that groundwork since the kaine/pence debate and the pence/hamilton whine-fest. funny i never seem to find jon karl do any “tough questioning” of people such as paul ryan or john mccain and so on, i.e. the reasonable repubs, but my god, he was a condescending republican talking point machine and mint romney mouthpiece whenever he had a chance to question president obama:

      • 55 desertflower
        February 20, 2017 at 9:19 am

        Well…he has always been one of my more despised yappers…the condescending tone dripping from his mouth at every available opportunity with President Obama. I remember…I was just hoping, I guess….but you’re right. damn it. We’ll have to rely on other real journos to call this mess out.

      • 56 ydavis00
        February 20, 2017 at 9:46 am

        I could be wrong but I really believe that Obama’s strategy on Syria will be seen as the best option. He is such a smart leader who tried to view the world and its conflicts in holistic ways but we live in a time when analysis is so simplistic that is may take some time before the majority of observers can the pieces of the Syrian conflict as he did.

        • February 20, 2017 at 1:21 pm

          I think the GOP’s knee-jerk reaction was to be critical of *any* policy or strategy that PBO proposed. Once it was out there, they would not retract it, but would instead double down.

          Note that they never seem to come up with a better solution, if they come up with one at all.

    • 58 sherijr
      February 20, 2017 at 9:57 am

      eh not impressed w/ Jon Karl or any other repub mouthpiece suddenly having a conscience when it comes to “freedom”.. because in this case it is all about their freedom. When it comes to things such as “black lives matter” or any number of other folk’s freedom(s) they’re either silent or in attack mode. I’m taking all this sudden “truth telling” by “journalists”/Pundits with lots of salt. Also, I will never forget their treatment of President Obama for 8 yrs- either ignoring what he was doing or attacking him & siding w/ repub Congress. Those reporters that have been consistent in their “reporting” of facts & truth are those that get my respect. I think Joy Reid.. and a very few others.

    • February 20, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      I want forget that email doctoring criminal @jonkarl of .@ABC’s partnered w/GOP in doctoring a Bengahzi e-mail in an attempt to destroy f. President Obama.

  27. February 20, 2017 at 9:04 am

    “Trump Associates Reportedly Facilitated Back-Channel Ukraine Peace Plan”

    http://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-trump-cohen-plan-russia-sanctions/28320083.html

    —–

    An exclusive report in The New York Times says a lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump has helped a pro-Russia opposition Ukrainian lawmaker submit to Trump’s administration a proposed alternative peace plan for the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

    According to the February 19 Times report, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen submitted the plan to former national security adviser Michael Flynn about one week before Flynn resigned over allegations that he misinformed the administration about the nature of his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.

    According to The New York Times report, Artemenko’s plan outlines “a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia.”

    Artemenko also said that his plan has been encouraged by senior Russian officials.

  28. 62 4morefor44
    February 20, 2017 at 9:17 am

    yikes. one of chump’s main russian mobsters is threatening adam khan! let’s get the story out:

  29. 65 Nerdy Wonka
    February 20, 2017 at 9:18 am

  30. 68 ydavis00
    February 20, 2017 at 9:31 am

  31. 69 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 9:31 am

  32. 71 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 9:33 am

    !!

    • 72 sherijr
      February 20, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Yep read that last night and thought omg that makes so much sense and rings as could be true…. definitely follow the money.

  33. 73 ydavis00
    February 20, 2017 at 9:34 am

    • 74 sherijr
      February 20, 2017 at 9:47 am

      this very sick person needs to be investigated imo for his very out spoken support of man/boy “love” .. there’s something there (illegal).

      • 75 ydavis00
        February 20, 2017 at 11:14 am

        I think this paragraph sums up the Trump victory and will be the most important and the hardest to combat
        “But Yiannopoulos’s instinctive siding with the Gamergaters points to something absolutely critical for understanding Milo and what he stands for. He thinks that oppressed groups, nowadays, are the ones doing the oppressing. Accusations of sexism and racism are, for him, tools used by the powerful to silence the powerless.” ( Zack Beauchamp, Vox, 2017)

  34. 76 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Huh.

  35. 77 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 9:37 am

    THREAD. The tangled web they weave….

    https://twitter.com/funder

  36. 78 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Wait. Mr. “Campaign Finance Reform” did this? Shocked.

  37. 80 JER
    February 20, 2017 at 10:05 am

    “https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/16788971_1856037907971653_3286901260032147456_n.jpg
    Lovebirds on the Kiss-Cam . — petesouza

  38. February 20, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I hope this link works so you can add another dose of Obama goodness to your morning.

    • 83 JER
      February 20, 2017 at 10:21 am

      Love it! Thank you.

    • 84 desertflower
      February 20, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Thanks so much for this, maryl1:) Tears of pride and joy:) Our FOREVER President!

    • 86 CEB
      February 20, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Really needed this today. What we are going through now is the evil backlash against the light that the Obama administration brought forth; this is the natural fight that will always be a part of human existence. However, we now can see clearly what is good and right and just and what is smoke, mirrors, and deceit. The false narrative of “both sides do it” has been almost put to rest. We no longer look through a glass darkly, we see clearly now and we know what we must fight for.

    • 88 GGAIL
      February 20, 2017 at 11:43 am

      Mary, this is PRICELESS, thank you!

    • February 20, 2017 at 11:49 am

      Love this. President Barack Obama. A President for all the people

  39. 90 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 10:20 am

    So many balls in the air…makes it hard to keep all the lies straight….

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/cohen-shifts-into-damage-control

  40. 91 JER
    February 20, 2017 at 10:22 am

  41. February 20, 2017 at 10:34 am

    President Obama and Vice President Biden, yes you two are missed.

  42. 94 JER
    February 20, 2017 at 10:40 am

  43. 96 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 10:48 am

  44. 97 desertflower
    February 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

  45. 99 JER
    February 20, 2017 at 11:27 am

  46. February 20, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Good morning TODville. THANK YOU, NW, for EVERYTHING. I hope everyone is celebrating President Obama today in the very best way.

  47. February 20, 2017 at 11:32 am

    They are both fabulous but I’m beginning to favor Joaquin more than Julian these days!!

  48. February 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Hello TODers.

    Nerdy, mega thanks for the work you do daily to keep the lights on here.

    ((((((((((((((Chips)))))))))))))

    Dudette, always and always. ((((((((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))

  49. 108 CEB
    February 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Sending love and positive energy to Dudette, our DJ, our Science Nerd, and our sweet sister. We miss you.

  50. 111 JER
    February 20, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Laughing on President's Day.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on


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