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Honoring Our Legacy


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  1. 1 Allison
    February 23, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Good Evening!

  2. 3 jacquelineoboomer
    February 23, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    We still love and admire you, Mrs. Obama! Thanks, Nerdy, for the reminder of the “glory days.”

  3. February 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Good evening and congrats on gold, Alison! I was out today at a gathering at Sen. Gary Peters’ local office. There were about 50 people. He is a good guy so it wasn’t protest. The main point was to focus on DACA. With that in mind the organizer had people come one at a time and speak about the issue that affected them as she filmed with her phone. Most spoke about the deportations, including one woman who informed us about immigration raids taking place in the nearby city of Pontiac. People also spoke about the ACA, including a woman with lung cancer who was being kept alive by medicine that costs $15,000 a month. She looked good; it was obviously giving her a good quality of life. If the ACA goes away, she will have to give up her house to afford it. Someone else spoke about the Supreme Court pick, Steve Bannon, investigating Trump’s Russian connections, education, the Muslim ban, just about everything. Several Anglo people were worried that their children married to Hispanic mattress would have their families torn apart. I was glad to hear a lot of people talking about the importance of voting in every election. The organizer was leaving the video for Peters and encouraged him to share it with his fellow senators. It was a great event and the stories were touching and amazing.

    • 5 sherijr
      February 23, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      That sounds so good mary – I’m especially glad you all were also focusing on DACA. Thank you.

      • February 23, 2017 at 11:21 pm

        There were many, many people speaking up for that. Some were from churches who are trying to be sanctuary sites, one woman who had offered her home to people trying to stay safe. There’s going to be a protest march in Pontiac on May 1, The Day of the Worker; I think it is nationwide. Everyone was very articulate and there were tears. One woman was an immigration lawyer and another whose son just graduated who had spent time in Turkey and was detained and question lengthily before being allowed back into the country (He’a native born white guy). He is now an immigration lawyer. We got support from people driving and walking by too, also the office was on a side street.

        • 7 sherijr
          February 24, 2017 at 6:25 am

          thank you Mary, this makes me very very hopeful. I will find out if there are marches in our area for May 1 too.

  4. 8 desertflower
    February 23, 2017 at 9:20 pm

  5. 9 desertflower
    February 23, 2017 at 9:21 pm

  6. 10 desertflower
    February 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    “spose he was one that voted “Yes” to letting those with mental health issues have guns? When it may impact THEM, they are cowards!

  7. February 23, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Will never forget you First Lady Michelle Obama..

  8. 12 Jey
    February 23, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Good evening all.

    Boy oh boy …it’s been busy in Putin’s Puppet’s world. DOJ/prison news, Customs agents checking documents on domestic flight … etc etc etc.
    No surprise to read about falling rate of tourism to the US.
    I have decided that I am not travelling to the US either. Time to discover more of Canada.

    Once again I want to thank the ppl who didn’t vote, the lefty Bernie purists, a( very disappointed Susan Sarandon at the DNC convention) IIRC she encouraged voting for 3rd party no? … thank you all for President Bannon and letting Putin have his Lil Fingered Puppet! (And no I wasn’t really thanking all of you … i was merely being sarcastic).

  9. 13 jacquelineoboomer
    February 23, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    • 14 No Child Left Behind
      February 23, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      I know, I know. They wish they could have my POTUS, my brilliant, compassionate, SANE, thoughtful, cool, DECENT POTUS.

    • 15 Nena20409
      February 23, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      This is so funny to me.
      France has perhaps, 2 handfull of POC in their Federal Gov’t in their History. Yet, they Love Pres Obama. It’s really interesting. The French pride themselves of being a French man. Our Pres Obama is Not a French man.
      It’s quite an Honor that the French appreciate such a Caliber of a man, President barack Obama.

  10. 17 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Good Evening Jacqueline O. And good evening TODVILLE.

    I just love these town halls where constituents (mind you: very few non-white people) take matter into their hands and pillory their Congressmen. What a joy those town halls. No need to go to the movies. Just stream one republican town hall after town hall.

  11. 18 Nena20409
    February 23, 2017 at 10:49 pm

  12. 20 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    From CNN:

    The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump’s associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN.

    White House officials had sought the help of the bureau and other agencies investigating the Russia matter to say that the reports were wrong and that there had been no contacts, the officials said. The reports of the contacts were first published by The New York Times and CNN on February 14.

  13. 21 arapaho415
    February 23, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    GE TODville.

    Saw that others posted comments about the deranged white supremacist in Olanthe Kansas who shot two men (killing one 😦 ) because he thought they looked Middle Eastern (they were actually of Indian [South Asian] heritage).

    There’s also a hero involved, and I loved this comment he made from his hospital bed (he was struck by a bullet that pierced his hand and entered his chest 😦 ):

    Here’s the local article:

    • 22 jacquelineoboomer
      February 23, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      You are so full of hope, Arapho, and we need that. Appreciate your not only posting the horror story, but also the hopeful part. Many times over! ❤

  14. 26 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2017 at 10:59 pm

  15. 27 Nena20409
    February 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm

  16. 29 donna dem 4 obama
    February 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    The Resistance is Working.

  17. 30 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2017 at 11:01 pm

  18. 32 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    So do you, Orange Punk!

  19. 39 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Some birds are beginning to sing.

    • 40 arapaho415
      February 24, 2017 at 4:30 am

      GM NCLB.

      It’s another example of Nimbyism, this time from Texas:

      From the @thehill article:
      “Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is pushing back against the Trump administration’s call for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing in some areas it wouldn’t be the best option. 
       
      ‘There’s parts of our border which it makes absolutely no sense,’ the Senate’s No. 2 Republican told a Texas ABC station on Wednesday. ‘But what is helpful [is] to have fencing, for example, is places like San Diego, it’s a large urban area.’

      These are the congresscritters who sought to avoid their constituents this week, opting for a (no doubt) taxpayer-funded junket:

      “Cornyn’s comments come after he led a group of GOP lawmakers on a tour of the border this week. GOP Sens. Thom Tillis (N.C.) and Dean Heller (Nev.) and GOP Reps. John Carter (Texas), Mike Conaway (Texas) and David Rouzer (N.C.) went on the trip. 
       
      Cornyn argued the trip allowed for lawmakers to ‘learn more’ about the border and the U.S.-Mexico relationship.”

  20. 41 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2017 at 11:08 pm

  21. 42 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    In the portfolio I work with, we ban financing institutions that invest in “for profit prisons”. This should be a social screen that every decent American individual or firm follows.

  22. 44 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    I hope you tell your passionate followers to stay the course!

  23. 48 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Now he wants to read the intel report to find something he can use to justify the racism, Islamophobia , sexism and simply disdain for poor people that he shares with those around him and those of his party.

    • 49 cd4biden
      February 24, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Does anyone else remember every group photo of PBO in the Oval Office with his advisors was them all standing around looking at each other, and you knew they were interacting with each other. Look at the current president in the above photo. No one wants to interact with him, nor he with them. He is waiting to receive what he has requested from his nervous minnions.

      • 50 vcprezofan2
        February 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

        Hi CD; wishing you a meaningful Friday.

        The seated figure looks like a puppet who has been positioned in the chair while the others are at least interacting, and some even smiling. The thought of being stuck with this guy for much longer literally leaves me speechless. In truth, seeing the damage he’s already done to the US, seemingly with little deterrent, has totally destroyed my previously untested belief in the basic strength of US democracy.

  24. February 23, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    And the children shall lead the way…

  25. 53 arapaho415
    February 23, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Reason 5,433,087 and counting why it’s SO WRONG for MSM to ignore the autocratic plutocracy DJT is building (and setting a precedent for) while dismantling our democracy day by day.

    And here’s the kicker… our regulations apparently promote plutocracy!

    • 54 0388jojothecat
      February 24, 2017 at 2:26 am

      I don’t like wishing bad things but 45 does not look well probably due to all the evil he is doing.

  26. 55 Betsy
    February 24, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Sad news today. One of my co-worker’s found out yesterday that her son’s friend, who had been deported a couple of weeks ago, to Mexico, a country he left as a baby, committed suicide in Mexico. She cried when she told me and I weep with her. He was 20 years old and had lived here in the US for the past 19+ years. His family was poor, so could not afford to apply for citizenship, now he’s dead. He did not believe there was any place in the world for him if the country he grew up in rejected him. I am enraged.

    • 56 Betsy
      February 24, 2017 at 12:42 am

      Should say co-workers, not co-worker’s. I hate that we can’t edit our comments.

      • 57 0388jojothecat
        February 24, 2017 at 2:23 am

        I am so sorry Betsy (((((for that young man and his family/friends)))). Just read another man jumped to his death yesterday. This is the crueliest thing America has done since interning thousands of Japanese Americans for NO Reason.

    • 59 purpleshoesla
      February 24, 2017 at 2:59 am

      heavy sigh. This hurts my heart.

    • 60 sherijr
      February 24, 2017 at 6:30 am

      oh Betsy I am so sorry for you, this poor young man and his family. I just cannot stand the devastation Trump is bringing on the lives of people. My condolences to you all.

    • 62 desertflower
      February 24, 2017 at 7:48 am

      OMG! I am so sorry to hear this!! This should NEVER HAPPEN! You need to share this story with as many people that have the power to do something about this as possible. Do it so that others will not suffer the same fate. This is what evil can do. My heartfelt condolences to his family for their horrific and unnecessary, loss of their loved one.

    • 63 mtmarilyn
      February 24, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Oh Betsy, this is so sad. When I talked to my brother about those who feared deportation he said don’t worry only the criminals will be deported. This is not America. It has to stop.

  27. 65 desertflower
    February 24, 2017 at 7:52 am

    What are we doing??? This is not what we should HAVE to do. A new “underground railroad”.

    http://www.abc15.com/news/national/an-underground-network-is-readying-homes-to-hide-immigrants

  28. 68 desertflower
    February 24, 2017 at 8:21 am

    We all saw this, right. Republicans are ALL treasonous now.

  29. 69 desertflower
    February 24, 2017 at 8:22 am

    THIS

  30. 70 desertflower
    February 24, 2017 at 8:26 am

  31. 71 desertflower
    February 24, 2017 at 8:27 am

    • 73 desertflower
      February 24, 2017 at 8:32 am

      Of all the significant cultural figures finding new relevance during a turbulent news cycle, one of the more intriguing is Dr. Seuss. The German American cartoonist and author, born Theodor Seuss Geisel, is best known for his children’s books, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, and Horton Hears a Who among them. But for two years starting in 1941, Geisel worked as a political cartoonist for the liberal New York newspaper PM, crafting more than 400 cartoons on the subject of World War Two. One of these in particular, a drawing lampooning the non-Interventionist America First movement, has been reemerging recently amid protests against President Trump’s executive order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.

  32. 74 desertflower
    February 24, 2017 at 8:35 am

  33. 75 desertflower
    February 24, 2017 at 8:38 am

  34. 76 Allison
    February 24, 2017 at 8:40 am

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  36. 84 desertflower
    February 24, 2017 at 8:54 am

  37. 85 desertflower
    February 24, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Our Forever President…hard at work. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  38. 86 desertflower
    February 24, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Whatever works.

    • 87 Don
      February 24, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Me personally I never had anything against witches, I’ve never had any negative run-ins with any witches. Like most people, witches I’m sure serve some sort of purpose. There are good witches and bad witches, short witches and tall witches, skinny witches and rubenesque witches. At this time I see no reason to stand in the way of witches going out and doing the things that witches do.

  39. February 24, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Devastating information may come out about *45* and his cronies…. that’s *his* concern. Otherwise, leaks are good; at least it was during the general election.

    • 92 Don
      February 24, 2017 at 9:39 am

      This is all you need to know about President Obama the man and his Presidency. The C.I.A and the FBI and all the other spy agencies those with names and without names never leaked one solitary thing about President Obama, they didn’t leak anything because there was nothing to leak. But when it comes to Trump, it’s like a fucking sieve over there. I wake up now and the first thing I do is to see what sort of nonsense has spewed from his pie hole.

    • 93 sherijr
      February 24, 2017 at 9:49 am

      by saying “find the leaks now” out in the ethersphere like this, I wonder too if he isn’t basically putting a price on the heads of these “leakers”. Is this message for Russia too? Obviously I put nothing past this traitor.

  40. 94 desertflower
    February 24, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Putting this here..

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/support-obamacare-goes-trumps-backing-goes-down

    Mike Pence spoke to the far-right CPAC audience yesterday, and the vice president spoke with pride about his party’s intentions to destroy the Affordable Care Act. “America’s Obamacare nightmare is about to end,” he declared. “Despite the best efforts of liberal activists around the country, the American people know better.”

    Pence, who’s often confused about key aspects of the health care debate, may want to take a closer look at what the American people know.
    With congressional Republicans discussing proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act, public support for the 2010 health care law has reached its highest level on record.

    Currently, 54% approve of the health care law passed seven years ago by Barack Obama and Congress, while 43% disapprove, according to a national Pew Research Center survey…. The new survey finds that when those who disapprove of the law are asked about what should happen to it now, more want GOP congressional leaders to focus their efforts on modifying the law than on getting rid of it.
    This data from the Pew Research Center coincides with new results from a Quinnipiac poll, which found a sharp shift in Americans’ attitudes against repealing the ACA. Shortly before the president’s inauguration, Quinnipiac found 48% of Americans supported Trump’s efforts to repeal the reform law, while 47% opposed. Now, those numbers are largely reversed: 54% oppose repeal, while 43% support it.

    A brand new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation also shows the reform law with its strongest support since 2010.

  41. 96 desertflower
    February 24, 2017 at 9:49 am

  42. 97 Don
    February 24, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I see that Caitlyn Jenner is surprised that Trump is doing away with transgender rights. She’ll be okay, just as Jill Stein and Susan Sarandon will be okay. For these three, protesting is a hobby; it is something to do when they get bored with their privileged lives, which they’ve earned through hard work. But that does not entitle them to tell a certain segment of society to walk the plank as a way of helping those very people that need all the help that they can get. Just as Nick Cannon says voting doesn’t matter and Colin Kaepernick bragging loudly that he didn’t vote. It does not matter whom the president is to these group of people, they can survive and thrive regardless of who is in the Whitehouse.

  43. 99 Don
    February 24, 2017 at 10:08 am

    So Reince Priebus is out there telling the FBI how to proceed when it comes to any investigations of the Whitehouse. There will come a time if it’s not already here that the FBI and C.I.A will see who can take down Trump first.

  44. 100 ydavis00
    February 24, 2017 at 10:09 am

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  46. 105 JER
    February 24, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    • 106 Don
      February 24, 2017 at 10:29 am

      This is so true, I check my TSP daily, although it has risen since January 1, 2017. I’m concerned about if its a bubble or if more money is being pumped in to keep it artificially high or is it naturally rising. But then again last year I had some great gains.

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  48. February 24, 2017 at 10:28 am

    • 109 Don
      February 24, 2017 at 10:34 am

      Ham-fistedness at its best, haven’t these idiots learned anything from Nixon? You don’t send someone from inside the Whitehouse to lean on the FBI, you send a bag-man so you can have plausible deniability.

      • February 24, 2017 at 10:42 am

        I think they’re over-saturated with the plausible deniability. The denial(s) concerning Flynn and his interaction(s) with Russia basically took away that out. It’ll be difficult for Pence et al to go there again (though I don’t believe he was in the dark about Flynn discussing sanctions).

        Even the accusations about leaks coming from the intelligence community is starting to become background noise when it is more obvious that the leaks are coming from within the WH.

        I’m waiting for the ultimate shoe to drop. It must be close because their actions are reeking of desperation and no doubt where to point the fingers is being plotted.

      • 111 Sandy1110
        February 24, 2017 at 10:57 am

        Or else they wanted to make Priebus the fall guy and purge him from the organization. Then they’ll be completely ignorant of how to operate politically…just a bunch of corrupt, devious racists out to wreck shit.

        • February 24, 2017 at 12:56 pm

          No doubt that Priebus is one of the ones tapped to throw under the bus when the need arises. Some of the cabinet secretaries may also have a target on their backs as well.

  49. February 24, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Hmmm….had to have been an internal leak; right?

  50. February 24, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Well, isn’t this SOMETHING

  51. February 24, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Well well

  52. 122 57andfemale
    February 24, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Apparently the odious and ignorant Ed Schultz will do and say anything for a buck:

  53. February 24, 2017 at 10:49 am

    45 on anything…”Nobody is better than me” … or some variation. That’s only true if he is the only person on Earth, which in his alternate world, he probably is.

  54. February 24, 2017 at 10:52 am

  55. February 24, 2017 at 10:54 am

    THE 11TH HOUR WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS 2/23/17
    VP Pence: Activists at town halls won’t stop Obamacare repeal
    Reacting to the scenes of anger from constituents at town halls across the country, Vice Pres. Mike Pence says they won’t stop the repeal of the Affordable Care Ac

  56. February 24, 2017 at 10:56 am

    • February 24, 2017 at 11:01 am

      The trouble began when some staffers handed out pro-Trump flags to wave during the president’s speech that also happened to have the same white-blue-and-red striped pattern as Russian’s official flag.

      Reporter Peter Hamby notes that CPAC staffers quickly realized that its attendees were waving Russian flags, and moved quickly to confiscate them.

  57. February 24, 2017 at 11:04 am

    i wonder how this will go…

  58. February 24, 2017 at 11:05 am

    So, who will ask Spicer about this?

    This is what happens when our leaders demonize brown people.

    A 51-year-old Olathe [Kansas] man was charged Thursday in a Wednesday night shooting at an Olathe bar that left one man dead and two others wounded…

    At least one witness reportedly heard the suspect yell “get out of my country” shortly before shooting men he thought were Middle Eastern. Both men, engineers at Garmin, appear to be originally from India.

  59. February 24, 2017 at 11:24 am

    NAACP…calling for an economic boycott of NC

  60. 133 donna dem 4 obama
    February 24, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Driving to work from The Gaylord Hotel where 45 is speaking I saw a Red Trump sign on Interstate 295 with a hammer and sickle placed proudly on it. This is Trump’s America. I’ll have more to say on our protest this morning but wanted to share that bit of info with you. I wasn’t in the lane to be able to get a picture but hope someone else got a shot of it because you certainly couldn’t miss it. “My country tis of thee” 😯

  61. 135 57andfemale
    February 24, 2017 at 11:31 am

  62. February 24, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Really!?!?! If they’re doing this chant, then 45 is treating this like another campaign rally. The Russian flags probably was intentional as well.

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  64. February 24, 2017 at 11:38 am

    It’s a talent to be able to contradict yourself from one sentence to the next…sometimes within the same sentence.

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  68. February 24, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Trump won this district. So if this holds up, it could lead to a lot of good things……like waking up the GOP and their lockstep allegiance to Trump.

  69. February 24, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I’ve said that when 45 reads a speech, it seems as if this is the first time he has seen the words.

  70. February 24, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Apparently becoming known as a bastion for hate and intolerance is putting some tourists and business travellers off travelling to the United States. Who’d a thunk it?

    Frommer’s, via Travel Weekly, has dubbed it the ‘Trump Slump’. It’s estimated the cost to New York City alone will be in the billions if this continues.

  71. February 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    yup yup ….

  72. 149 JER
    February 24, 2017 at 12:25 pm

  73. 150 JER
    February 24, 2017 at 12:32 pm

  74. 151 donna dem 4 obama
    February 24, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Miss him so much. He looks great!!!!!!

  75. 159 JER
    February 24, 2017 at 12:42 pm

  76. February 24, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    back to work ….

  77. February 24, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    it is so good to see him..

  78. 165 JER
    February 24, 2017 at 12:48 pm


    The day the ACA aka Obamacare passed. Since then, 20 million Americans have health care that didn’t before. Wonder what happens to them if this law is repealed? Could be sad! — petesouza

  79. 166 Jey
    February 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I am not setting foot on US soil until sanity has been restored. My partner however made plans before the election and is unable to cancel his trip to NYC. That’s OK. He is white … he will be okay.

    I work 2 jobs and at my p/t work … I was discussing the election prior to Nov 8th … my colleagues who are of Indian and Lebanese origin supported Trump. Told their relatives in the US to vote for him – bet they didn’t see the travel ban (I am sure it won’t be long before other countries get added to the list)) and Kansas shooting coming. Another colleague who is Muslim has a brother who lives in the US and votes Republican all the time but was reluctant to vote at all last year. I said just don’t be regretting when the REGISTRY gets set-up.

    There is nothing PP says that can be taken as a joke. I think they are going to do everything they said they are going to do.

    I just pray sane Americans can stay united in this Resistance, no matter how long it takes. Hopefully it won’t be too long.
    PP and his regime should be shipped to Guantanamo for an all inclusive permanent vacation.

    • 167 mtmarilyn
      February 24, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      I really believe sane Americans will come out. I even believe there will be some sane Republicans. Keep the prayers and positive thoughts flowing.

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  81. February 24, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    take a look at her timeline…truly special what she did with her daughter

  82. 175 ydavis00
    February 24, 2017 at 2:16 pm

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    February 24, 2017 at 2:35 pm

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    February 24, 2017 at 2:37 pm

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    February 24, 2017 at 2:37 pm


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