110 Responses to “Early Bird Chat: Serving Looks!”


  1. March 13, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Good Morning, Nerdy…TOD Family!

  2. March 13, 2017 at 8:52 am

  3. March 13, 2017 at 8:53 am

    • March 13, 2017 at 8:54 am

      • 8 amk for obama
        March 13, 2017 at 10:53 am

        After years of vilifying and 24×7 lying about Obamacare, now suddenly it’s back to ACA when it is found to be good and beneficial to all after all?

        Fuck these corrupt fourth estate mofos with rusty forks up their asses and kick their teeth in while we are at it.

        And yeah, fuck the librul pundtwit greg sargent too.

    • March 13, 2017 at 8:57 am

      • 10 57andfemale
        March 13, 2017 at 10:27 am

        For the millionth time, “choice” is a myth. No employer-provided insurance gives you a ton of choices. Maybe Plan A or Plan B, but they force you into their own fiscal needs as a company, which have nothing to do with providing the worker decent health care.

        • March 13, 2017 at 1:14 pm

          You are so right, 57. Plus, insurance companies were dropping doctors, dropping plans, pulling out of states, and blaming it on ACA rather than their managerial choices to increase their bottom line (and increase their upper management bonuses).

          Before ACA, many had even less choice because they were tied to their jobs in order to maintain health insurance.

    • March 13, 2017 at 9:03 am

      He said, “Insurance for everyone,” but not that everyone could afford it.

      He said, “Cost would be lower,” but didn’t say whose cost.

  4. March 13, 2017 at 8:58 am

  5. March 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Auntie Maxine on the case!

  6. 16 JER
    March 13, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    • 17 arapaho415
      March 13, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Thank you, JER, the BEST internet sleuth imaginable, for these wonderful “finds.” Made my day!

      Thank you, NerdyW, for your tireless dedication in keeping the doors open here, every. single. day.

      Grateful to you both, so much.

      Hope everyone has a great day, and a great week!

  7. March 13, 2017 at 9:06 am

  8. March 13, 2017 at 9:07 am

    please print my comment. I know it is fairly long.

  9. March 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

    What is the history of Putin and Trump’s relationship with Exxon?
    How does it tie in with climate change denial? Exxon knew about global warming in the 1970’s and covered it up: https://insideclimatenews.org/content/Exxon-The-Road-Not-Taken

    Russia’s Siberia is the last giant region on our planet (discounting Antarctica) that is largely undeveloped by Big Oil. An ice-free Arctic Ocean would make drilling in this region an Exxon/Rosneft dream come true. Right wing opposition to Climate Change is a no-brainer from this perspective.

    Putin will be an Oil trillionaire if sanctions are lifted on Russia. After years/decades of business associations with Russia, it seems likely that Trump has vested interests in Russian oil.

    Putin’s strategy to get everything he wants hinges on weakening western alliances (NATO, UN, EU), climate change denial, and recruiting puppet partners like Trump around the world.

    Drama and distraction while Bannon/Tillerson/Trump forward the Rosneft-Putin-Exxon goal of lifting sanctions. We’re witnessing Putin’s revenge on the United States while positioning himself for great wealth. En route he is bringing down the West using pawn$ like Trump.

  10. March 13, 2017 at 9:17 am

  11. 28 JER
    March 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

  12. 29 Don
    March 13, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I saw an interesting video on Facebook this morning about Trump voters in Mississippi that in live in abject poverty. It was jarring in that these people were living in shacks and continue to believe that Trump was the chosen one that was sent to deliver them from whatever demons that they could conjure up. And now we are being asked to reach out to these voters and try to make them see the light, after watching that Facebook video I seriously don’t think that there is anything we as democrats can do to move these people off of their position.

  13. 30 jewelz
    March 13, 2017 at 9:56 am

    It’s so hard to fight when you don’t see democrats in congress bringing to fight to the republicans. I mean we have an administration that is so corrupt and has been involved in more scandals than any presidents in history. We have a president that is lying about a former president, and even going as far as to tarnish his legacy, and we have a republican party that just introduced a healthcare bill that is so awful that even some republicans are against it. But the only people that are on TV strongly opposing it are republicans. Where are the democrats in congress? How come they are not on TV calling out these atrocities. You are the party in the minority for a reason. Where is your outrage democratic senators and representatives, Chuck Shummer, CBC, Nancy Pelosi and others? If positions were reversed, do you think republicans would be this silent? What do you think would’ve happened to a democratic president if he or she had made up serious lies about a republican former president? Do you think republicans are just goung to be nonchalant about this? I bet you they would be talking about impeachment day in and day out. Where are the democrats callibg out RyanCare the deathcare that it is. Abd stop calling it Trumpcare. Wrap it around the republican party. Call it Deathcare. Hire a spokesperson for democrats, and let that person go on TV everday calling this Ryancare the deathcare that it is. Let the same spokesperson be on TV constanting calling out all the lies by the Trump administration, and demanding that the media do their job by challenging them and seeking the truth.
    If democrats don’t start coming out swinging and showing the American people that they are fighting with them, they might as well remained the minority party. They really need to change direction and stopped being timid. What have they got to lose? Being the reasonable party has gotten them nothing. They’ve lost every election that that did not include Barack Obama. They’ve lost every election since 2000 except for 2006, 2008, and 2012. Something needs to be done in their approach to the American people. Majority of the people approves democratic policies but are sometimes not inclined to vote for democrats. They need to find a way to show that they care. They need to be more visible on TV and in their states. Politics is a theatrical stage. And the only actors on stage right now are the republicans. And we wonder why republicans are constantly being rewarded even if they are terrible actors. They are being rewarded because they are the only actors on stage and they are the only people Americans see on TV even when they are spewing lies. Please democrats in congress, be visible and show the American people you will fight this administration tooth and nail.
    Sorry for the long post–

    • 31 Don
      March 13, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Jewelz, I feel you on so many levels, the “Deathcare” bill is like the “Deathstar” in star wars. It is a bill design to take away health care from those of us the need it the most. And let me tell you something, god forbid that this bill passes, it will mean certain death for some of us. I just hope that we have it in us as democrats to fight this bill to the end.

    • 32 desertflower
      March 13, 2017 at 10:43 am

      jewelz….I agree with you a million percent. My suggestion to you, would be to get in touch with Tom Perez or Keith Ellison and tell them this very thing. I have been getting emails from them asking me for my input as to what they want to see Dems do….I would tell them to START here and then bring the hammer down so hard on them they can’t get up. See what you can find and I will too. Check back from time to time…I’ll post if I find something out for you..I’m on Spring Break now…and I got nothing but time:)

    • 39 57andfemale
      March 13, 2017 at 10:48 am

      They are not silent, but are they getting air time on tv? Schumer has been much better than I’d hoped. Pelosi, and I love her, seems to not realize the fight has changed, although her rhetoric has been pretty strong but I think Schumer has been better. . There should have been new, younger leadership, It would have helped revitalize the party. Newer, younger leadership would have caught the attention of the media, I think. It isn’t their fault if they’re not getting enough coverage: it’s corporate media that puts their business interests above the journalism they are supposed to provide.

      I do agree, however, that twitter cannot be the only place Dems put their message. They need strong, direct contact. I’m seeing it in my Chicago district, even from Gutierrez, who usually only cares about immigration issues. Tammy Duckworth, our new IL Senator, is out there a lot.

      • 40 Obama Grandmama
        March 13, 2017 at 11:12 am

        Newer leadership? I loved the clip of Joe Kennedy III in the House defending ACA. He was strong and articulate. He is the grandson of Bobby Kennedy.

  14. 41 arapaho415
    March 13, 2017 at 10:21 am

    GM TOD.

    Reminder from @SteveKingIA that this is who the GOP is, who the people who vote for GOP are — MSM have dropped the ball in not letting DJT voters know that this is what they are endorsing when they cast a vote for a Republican. Voters must own up to their own bigotry (see swbluega upthread.)

    Reposting from previous thread:

  15. 43 desertflower
    March 13, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Morning everyone:) From the video that was posted of PBO coming from lunch with Warren and Susie Buffett…looks like my fake conversation was pretty spot on:) He just floats when he walks…with grace and authority at the same time….that’s swagger:) Makes me a little weak in the knees, to be honest. It’s genuine swagger because he has the stuff to back all that up. Good god, I miss him. Misshimmisshimmisshim…everyday!

    • 44 CEB
      March 13, 2017 at 10:44 am

      ALL of this, girl!

      • 45 desertflower
        March 13, 2017 at 10:49 am

        Seriously….I’m in a bad way w/o him….Thankful that we have each other here. Truly thankful:) Morning, CEB:)

    • March 13, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Ditto, df. On missing him. Ditto to what jewelz said millions of times over. Before the DNC election, when asked what I wanted to see or what I thought biggest need is — COMMUNICATION and better at getting out our message. I flat out said Dems suck at that. So frustrating…..sigh………..

  16. March 13, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  17. 48 Jey
    March 13, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I think Native Americans should offer to seat Steve King’s buttocks in a very small replica of the Mayflower ship and tell him to paddle back to wherever his ancestry came from.
    Maybe he will get a history lesson at the same time.

  18. 49 desertflower
    March 13, 2017 at 10:52 am

    GET THIS MORON THE FUCK OUT OF MY AMERICA!!! TAKE ALL THE REST OF THE IGNORANT HATERS WITH HIM!!!! IOWA! WAKE THE HELL UP AND STAY WOKE!

  19. March 13, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Good morning, good people.

    Come on through:

  20. 53 JER
    March 13, 2017 at 11:23 am

    • 55 desertflower
      March 13, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Video here…if you have time, watch it. Sign up. Be informed/engaged (talking to the choir here…it’s for the lurkers that need a gentle nudge:)

  21. 56 JER
    March 13, 2017 at 11:26 am

  22. March 13, 2017 at 11:29 am

  23. March 13, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Monday morning. Congrats swbluega, 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, Let the words from your mouth, the meditation of your heart, and the actions you take be authentic, bona fide, and genuine 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 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  24. 59 ydavis00
    March 13, 2017 at 1:04 pm

  25. 60 desertflower
    March 13, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    And rather than FIX this…they are already demonizing the CBO. That’s all you need to know really. If you go along with these fraudsters, I’d say you have a death wish.

  26. 61 ydavis00
    March 13, 2017 at 1:09 pm

  27. 62 desertflower
    March 13, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Good read. There are good people out there doing good work…including just everyday people speaking up and speaking out:)

    http://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/marchaprilmay-2017/can-the-aclu-stop-trump/

  28. 63 desertflower
    March 13, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    LOL:)

    • 64 desertflower
      March 13, 2017 at 2:11 pm

  29. 65 desertflower
    March 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    My President. Fascinating

  30. March 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Kushners Set to Get $400 Million From Chinese on Marquee Tower
    A company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, stands to receive more than $400 million from a prominent Chinese company that is investing in the Kushners’ marquee Manhattan office tower at 666 Fifth Ave.
    The planned $4-billion transaction includes terms that some real estate experts consider unusually favorable for the Kushners. It provides them with both a sizable cash payout from Anbang Insurance Group for a property that has struggled financially and an equity stake in a new partnership.

  31. 72 desertflower
    March 13, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Headline news:) Honestly…because they finally got a damn clue he’s a fraud?

    • 73 arapaho415
      March 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      GM DF.

      Agree that Joe and Mika bear significant responsibility for where we are now. They acted like his personal publicity/marketing machine last year. Ugh, ugh, ugh.

      However, the article @nycjim linked to does have this tidbit:

      • 74 desertflower
        March 13, 2017 at 2:24 pm

        Of course…the thinskinned tangerine only likes to hear from people that AGREE with him and boost his fragile ego. POS. I hope his world comes crashing down around him and we pay for him to spend his last days on Earth locked away in a Federal prison. Now THAT’S some real MAGA!

  32. 75 Nena20409
    March 13, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Hello TOD Community of a Manic, Cold, Snowy Monday.
    Congrats to all the Au ⭐ winners since Yesterday.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ Dudette ❤ }}}
    Thx, NW for all you do here at TOD.

  33. 76 Nena20409
    March 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    When @GOP in DC and Rank and File around the 50 States look the other way, is it any wonder, #Liar45* is possible?
    Those who look the other, are culpable and complicit. The GOP since 1968 have used Codes, Accepted and Welcomed Racist, Bigots, etc for Power & Winning elections.

  34. 79 Nena20409
    March 13, 2017 at 2:55 pm

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  36. 81 Nena20409
    March 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

  37. 82 Nena20409
    March 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

  38. 83 Nena20409
    March 13, 2017 at 3:14 pm

  39. 85 desertflower
    March 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Why does anyone think that he will EVER do what he says he will do? HE’S A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR!

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/03/13/health-care-millions-trump-pockets-presidential-paycheck.html

  40. 86 Nena20409
    March 13, 2017 at 3:19 pm

  41. March 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Lips Pursed.

    Report: ‘Republicans Are Counting On Democrats To Step In And Help Repair’ GOP Health Care Law
    By David
    3/13/17 9:00am
    …………………………………………….

    Despite warnings from experts that millions could lose coverage, Republicans are pressing forward with the belief that Democrats will one day help fix the mess they created, the paper said.

    “Ultimately, Republicans are counting on Democrats to step in and help repair what even Republicans anticipate as upheaval if a repeal measure is passed without a broad remake of American health care,” the Times noted. “Republican leaders have made no effort to hide the strategy.”

    • 88 Don
      March 13, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      Any Democrat that takes one step forward to help the Republicans screw over the voters needs to be ran out of the party.

  42. 89 Nena20409
    March 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

  43. 90 Nena20409
    March 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

  44. 91 Allison
    March 13, 2017 at 3:28 pm

  45. 92 desertflower
    March 13, 2017 at 3:31 pm

  46. 93 desertflower
    March 13, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Might I add…as if you had no real value or added to the wonderful fabric of America. Repulsive man…

  47. 94 Nena20409
    March 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm

  48. 95 Nena20409
    March 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    • 96 arapaho415
      March 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      GA Nena.

      WH aides just doing the only thing they can do, which is to deflect. Now trying to change the subject to (LOL):

      Kellyanne this morning, which appallingly got coverage on @cbsradionews (they rarely mentioned what any spokesman for PBO had to say, and when they did it was because some crisis (not a self-inflicted one) was brewing somewhere around the world).

  49. 97 Nena20409
    March 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm

  50. March 13, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Even WORSE than the estimates:

  51. 102 desertflower
    March 13, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    That would be racist Andrew Jackson…

  52. 103 Nena20409
    March 13, 2017 at 4:15 pm

  53. March 13, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    THE CBO HAS SPOKEN

    Translation: The GOP health bill would completely wipe out the predicted coverage gains (+23M) from the ACA. https://t.co/Boyvzurr2Y

  54. March 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I was talking to my microwave today, I told it to let Michelle and Barack know that I miss them. I ask how are Malia, Sasha, and Grandma doing? How is Bo and Sunny? Then I sat down and ate my warm up meal. Thanks Kellyanne for letting me know that I can talk to President Obama through my microwave.

  55. 108 donna dem 4 obama
    March 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm

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  57. 110 JER
    March 13, 2017 at 5:22 pm


    Glad he only tweeted out facts with his device. — petesouza


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