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  1. February 26, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    If you aren’t reading Louise, you’re missing extraordinary real-time investigative journalism …

    Hi NW 🙂 Thank you!!!!

  2. 7 jacquelineoboomer
    February 26, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Teen Vogue is still on it!

  3. February 26, 2017 at 8:16 pm

  4. February 26, 2017 at 8:43 pm

  5. February 26, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Love this!!!!

  6. February 26, 2017 at 8:48 pm

  7. February 26, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Hey y’all and especially Birthday lady GGail. I am super late to the party. GGail, I hope your day has been super fantastic and big wishes for a great year ahead. 🎊🎉🎈🍷😍

  8. February 26, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Viola Davis just made me break down in tears. Such a heartful statement from her. I’m so glad.

  9. February 26, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Trump worshipers are hating on the Oscars.

  10. 20 PrayerWarriorforObama
    February 26, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Happy birthday GGail! . I hope today was all you wanted it to be. Best wishes to you for many happy years to come,

  11. 21 Nerdy Wonka
    February 26, 2017 at 10:05 pm

  12. 25 Nerdy Wonka
    February 26, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    • 26 jacquelineoboomer
      February 26, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      The beauty of it is that we can just plain ol’ enjoy all of them (and unless somebody brings it up), without first stopping to think what country they’re from … or what religion they are. That’s how every day of our lives could be, if it weren’t for the haters.

    • 28 nathkatun7
      February 27, 2017 at 4:17 am

      Thank you so much Pamela for sharing this article. It’s absolutely a must read for everyone, both in America and Europe. The right wing billionaire, Robert Mercer, aided and abetted by Steve Bannon and the narcissist, but clueless, Donald Trump, is on a mission to destroy Libetal Democracies in America and Europe. Mercer and Bannon are also on a mission to restore white male supremacy.

      • 29 whenpamelawandered
        February 27, 2017 at 12:47 pm

        I know, and we must keep going strong in the #resistance. The mostly haunting and frightening photo I saw last week was the one of Stephen Miller and his attempt to sign the white power hand code while wearing his fancy suit. I didn’t not know what it was until later when people brought attention to it, but the dead eyes, no light, no soul, no heart, is what stopped my gaze. He is a terrorist, no question. And he is one of only two who have open-door access to the so-called president. I will enjoy watching them all taken away together by the FBI, in handcuffs, with their “rights” being read aloud to them.

  13. 30 desertflower
    February 26, 2017 at 10:35 pm

  14. 31 desertflower
    February 26, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I know its not Oscar related…but important just the same. Turn the heat up

  15. 34 desertflower
    February 26, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Night all:) Hope you had a wonderful birthday, GGail:)

    • 36 desertflower
      February 27, 2017 at 9:17 am

      I put in my two cents. I was direct, to the point and didn’t use big words that might have confused them. I told them that in order to “Make America Great Again” that we could impeach DT and the VP too…and they could take all the dangerous people that he surrounded himself with away, too. I thanked them for asking that question. Done!

  16. 37 Nerdy Wonka
    February 26, 2017 at 10:54 pm

  17. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    February 26, 2017 at 11:07 pm

  18. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    February 27, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Oscars can be trash sometimes.

  19. 40 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2017 at 12:16 am

  20. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    February 27, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Glad Moonlight won Best Picture at the Oscars. Unless I dreamed that, at the end. What a fiasco.

  21. 42 Nerdy Wonka
    February 27, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Holy Shiiiiii!

  22. 43 Judith Fardig
    February 27, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Wow – glad the truth came out about Moonlight being the true winner of best picture. Too bad that got screwed up initially. Denzel Washington was robbed! Ruth Negga was robbed!

  23. 45 Nerdy Wonka
    February 27, 2017 at 12:30 am

  24. 46 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2017 at 12:44 am

  25. 49 jacquelineoboomer
    February 27, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Well, with this, nighty night, TODville. 🙂

  26. 50 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2017 at 1:02 am

  27. February 27, 2017 at 1:34 am

    I turned the set off when they announced LaLa Land. It was a fluff film without substance. Glad the Moonlight won in the end. But what a bizarre finale. I think that will be the last appearance by Warren Beatty.

  28. February 27, 2017 at 2:48 am

  29. 58 almablanca
    February 27, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Good morning TOD folks!

  30. 60 ydavis00
    February 27, 2017 at 5:47 am

  31. 64 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2017 at 6:59 am

  32. 67 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2017 at 7:04 am

  33. 68 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2017 at 7:05 am

  34. 71 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Not hard enough!

    • 72 arapaho415
      February 27, 2017 at 9:43 am

      GM NCLB.

      IMHO, what DJT is doing to EVERYONE who breathes and drinks/bathes in water is an abomination — the plutocrats will survive in their barricaded fortresses, but the rest of the country, not so much.

      Mentioned yesterday that because of DJT’s adoration of generals, the Pentagon will get its way (already ramping up “special ops” in Somalia, moving “advisers” closer to the action in Iraq), and we’ll have troops (and accompanying maimed and KIA all over the world).

    • 73 ydavis00
      February 27, 2017 at 9:46 am

      Lets hope this is caption is an exaggeration “Trump unites GOP as Democrats bicker”
      http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/27/politics/cpac-dnc-republicans-unite-democrats-fight/index.html

      • 74 arapaho415
        February 27, 2017 at 12:32 pm

        I didn’t read every word of the article, but thought it wasn’t worth publishing.

        It made no mention of ACA and the fears people have about losing it, didn’t mention the deep-seated concerns many Americans have about DJT’s (and family and friends) unsavory ties to Russia.

        100% skewed to GOP only POV, IMHO.

  35. 75 Anjo
    February 27, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Good morning all, Happy Belated Birthday to GGail, may your blessings be overflowing and last all year

  36. 76 desertflower
    February 27, 2017 at 8:32 am

  37. 77 desertflower
    February 27, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Not a peep.

  38. February 27, 2017 at 9:14 am

    From Kay at BJ:

    Kay says:
    February 27, 2017 at 7:57 am
    If I had to pick a group of white people who will be most harmed by Donald Trump is would be “near old” white working class. They have no assets. They often have debt. They had no health insurance prior to Obama. None. Some of them have never had health insurance in their lives.

    And they do manual labor so they are falling apart physically.

    Boy, I hope sticking it to the black guy was worth it. They signed their own goddamned death warrant. I don’t know- I try to be sympathetic but my grandmother used to say “you can’t cure stupid” and that is, in fact, true.

  39. 80 ydavis00
    February 27, 2017 at 9:26 am

    A 8 pts.Oxford Union debate on “Liberalism is Elitist” yes or no? Thought you might find it interesting. link below in pt.1

  40. February 27, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Charles Blow for the truth:

    Trump is a cancer on this country and resistance is the remedy. The Trump phenomenon is devoid of compassion, and we must be closed to compromise.

    No one need try to convince me otherwise. The effort is futile; my conviction is absolute. This is a culture war in which truth is the weapon, righteousness the flag and passion the fuel.

  41. 82 JER
    February 27, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Good Morning Everybody.


    The Obama family have dinner on the roof of the infamous Ritz-Carlton hotel overlooking Red Square in Moscow. July 2009. — petesouza

  42. February 27, 2017 at 9:30 am

  43. February 27, 2017 at 9:46 am

    The GOP’s Radical Assault on Regulations Has Already Begun
    Three bills awaiting Senate approval would go a long way to achieving Steve Bannon’s dream of the “deconstruction of the administrative state.”

    by Peter Shane
    February 27, 2017

    Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration appear to share a straightforward philosophy on regulatory reform: “regulation bad, deregulation good.” Presidential adviser Steve Bannon, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, said one of the administration’s three top priorities is the “deconstruction of the administrative state.”

    Three radical bills already passed by the House of Representatives, and awaiting approval by the Senate, show how Bannon could get his wish. It is harder to put a human face on this agenda than on the Trump travel ban, but it is just as perverse. Many decades of executive-legislative collaboration have resulted in thousands of regulations that help to safeguard the environment, manage the economy, protect students, workers, and consumers against discrimination, and much more. No doubt some regulations can be usefully updated or even repealed, but modern life is unimaginable without the protections of government regulation.

  44. February 27, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Yemen raid cost taxpayers $100,000,000+ incl $75M for destroyed Osprey–not a peep out of Republicans…@RachelMann123 @jasoninthehouse pic.twitter.com/v2J6BWXkcJ— Adam Khan (@Khanoisseur) February 25, 2017

  45. 88 Nerdy Wonka
    February 27, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Bless you, Viola Davis.

    • February 27, 2017 at 10:11 am

      What happen to Denzel Washington winning best actor?

      • February 27, 2017 at 4:13 pm

        No idea. Manchester’s script was so good, a Rhesus monkey could have given Casey’s performance, and wouldn’t have been distracted by the horrid music.

        Just glad LA LA Land was denied another category. I would have preferred Denzel or Viggo.

  46. February 27, 2017 at 9:57 am

    George W. Bush opens up on Trump’s war with the media, Russia and travel ban
    an hour agoEun Kyung Kim

    In his first in-depth interview since Donald Trump’s inauguration, former President George W. Bush gave his take on the current commander in chief’s first month in office, addressing Trump’s attack on the media, his controversial immigration policy, and the Russian hacking scandal.

    • 92 arapaho415
      February 27, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      GM/GA rikyrah.

      After the 2003 Iraq War invasion, it was impossible for me to find a single good word about GWB — (but thought Cheney/Rumsfeld were far worse).

      Just my opinion, but I think both the Obamas and George W and Laura Bush both *actually* like each other — it seems clear to me that George W and Laura both have deep affection for our forever FLOTUS.

      And as much as I loathe DJT, a person (and a family) that I believe have NO redeeming human qualities, am wary of the thought of president Pence (from last week):

  47. 93 whenpamelawandered
    February 27, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Snowing here this morning

    • 94 mtmarilyn
      February 27, 2017 at 10:56 am

      We got 4 inches of new snow last night. Today it is windy and cold. Winter is still here.

      What a night last night. Still to me the most awesome moment was when the Hidden Figure actresses and Katherine Johnson were on the stages was the most monumental.

      Does anyone know who was the lady who brought Katherine Johnson on stage was. Was it her daughter?

  48. 95 ydavis00
    February 27, 2017 at 11:13 am

  49. 96 carolyn
    February 27, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I didn’t watch the Oscars, never do, but read about the ceremony this morning. Yesterday I saw LaLaLand. Frankly, I can’t see why it was even under consideration as best picture, and Emma Stone surely did not ring the best performance in a leading role. I found that movie tedious, overdone, too long, without any character depth, and frankly, who cared about those characters? There was very little real conflict, just a few very white privilege problems that were silly.

    Ok…..had to get that off my chest. The only other movie I have seen in the last few months is Hidden Figures, which was admirable. So, I’m glad LaLaLand didn’t win.

    • 97 arapaho415
      February 27, 2017 at 11:32 am

      GM Carolyn.

      Thank you, for saying this!

      Movies aren’t my thing, so didn’t feel justified for offering an opinion — but WTH? Couldn’t figure out why LLL was favored for Best Picture.

      Outside of Hollywood, who the heck CARES about a story about personal struggles (or successes) of actors? Drives me nuts when movies are about actors’ personal struggles, unless there’s a solid plot line outside of Hollywood.

      Feel the same way about most books about journalists/writers (and there sure are a lot of them) — there are so many interesting lives, opinions and experiences outside of film and the book world that are ignored because of these myopic efforts, IMHO.

  50. 98 ydavis00
    February 27, 2017 at 11:17 am

  51. 99 GGail
    February 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Good West Coast morning NW & TOD family.

    Yesterday was a wonderful birthday. A huge Thank You to those of you who offered me greetings & blessings. I ❤ U

    I see that there are still too many ancient-thinking white folks who are responsible for choosing Academy Award winners. What the hell did the movie LaLa Land bring that would warrant an Oscar?? Hidden Figures, Fences, Moonlight, Lion should have been the competitors. SAG still has some growing to do.

    • February 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Hey GGail, Happy belated Birthday. I hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends celebrating your special day. 🎉🎈🎊🎂

    • 102 mtmarilyn
      February 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Glad you had a great day GGail. And I so agree with your comments about best Picture. Hidden Figures should have won, but I am glad it was Moonlight. What a crazy night.

  52. 103 57andfemale
    February 27, 2017 at 12:17 pm

  53. 104 GGail
    February 27, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for the tabulation of the Oscar ballots and the envelopes announcing the winners, released a statement early Monday morning after a shocking mistake resulted in “La La Land” wrongly being announced as best picture:

    “We sincerely apologize to ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land,’ Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for best picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.

    “We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.”

    A 2016 Los Angeles Times story explained that a set of envelopes containing the names of Oscar winners are kept on either side of the stage so that PricewaterhouseCoopers partners Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz can dispense them to presenters from whichever side they enter.
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-oscars-2017-89th-academy-awards-pricewaterhouse-coopers-issues-1488184837-htmlstory.html

  54. 107 ydavis00
    February 27, 2017 at 1:13 pm

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    February 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm

  56. 109 ydavis00
    February 27, 2017 at 1:25 pm

  57. February 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Crowds…Just like the inauguration.

  58. February 27, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Hahaha…wish this could really happen for Hillary.

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  61. 119 susanne
    February 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Have you folks seen this? Good article on Obamacare’s popularity in a red state.
    http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/2/27/14725782/steve-beshear-kentucky-obamacare

  62. February 27, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    President Donald Trump asked on Twitter why the media hasn’t reported that the national debt has dropped since his inauguration. One explanation, some economists said: Trump couldn’t have had anything to do with it.

    “Anything that has happened to the debt has been on autopilot since Obama left,” said Laurence Kotlikoff, an economics professor at Boston University. “If anything, he is taking credit for something Obama did.”

    While it is too soon to project Trump’s impact on the debt, the Council on Foreign Relations expects the debt will grow under Trump given his pledge not to cut entitlements, to increase spending on defense and infrastructure, and to cut corporate taxes.

  63. 121 ydavis00
    February 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm

  64. 122 desertflower
    February 27, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Ladies and Gentlemen…Why we can’t have nice things

  65. 123 ydavis00
    February 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

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    February 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm

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    February 27, 2017 at 3:47 pm


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