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My President


130 Responses to “My President”


  1. 1 globalcitizenlinda
    May 5, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Hello

  2. May 5, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Thanks so much, Nerdy. XOXO

  3. 5 globalcitizenlinda
    May 5, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Thanks a lot for this morale booster. Yes, We Did!!

  4. May 5, 2017 at 11:02 am

    OMG

  5. May 5, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Friday morning. TGIF>> Congrats GCLinda, 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, I hope that you are certain of yourself today, as the river does flows, the sun does shines, and the wind does blows. ❤ ❤ ❤

    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 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

    • 12 jacquelineoboomer
      May 5, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Your daily messages are great to read, no matter what time of the day some of us show up to read ’em! Thank you.

  6. 13 Nerdy Wonka
    May 5, 2017 at 11:23 am

  7. May 5, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Dear TOD, after yesterday’s healthcare debacle most of us might be a bit down but we are NEVER OUT.
    We will keep on fighting the good fight until the Trumpsters and congress are sent to the dust bin of history.
    Remember the ACA is still the law of the land. Indivisible sent out this informative email yesterday which
    gave alot of encouraging facts. I will attempt to copy/paste a portion of it here. Keep the faith.
    #Obamacareisstillthelaw.
    Even after today’s vote, Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. The legislative fight continues, and it only gets harder for Trump now. Because of you

    It’s hard to overstate how cruel this bill is. Simply put, Republicans got TrumpCare passed in the House today by making it more extreme. They had to convince the uber-conservatives in the Freedom Caucus to vote for it, so they had to make it even crueler. The original failed TrumpCare bill last month stripped healthcare from 24 million Americans. But that wasn’t enough for them. The new bill builds on that by:

    Gutting protections for pre-existing conditions

    Eliminating services for special needs kids in schools

    Letting insurers effectively charge women more than men

    TrumpCare is a moral monstrosity.

    We knew this was coming. Today is a setback, but we always knew the House would be tough for us. We were never supposed to win the House. It’s a majoritarian institution—the party in power sets the rules and decides what gets a vote. Everybody assumed that Trump’s lackeys would jam through TrumpCare in January and that would be that.

    But it wasn’t. A bill that should have taken them days instead took FIVE MONTHS. And that’s because resistance groups across the country stood indivisible. We defeated the bill last month together. For months, we blocked the number one legislative priority of a unified conservative government. We proved how powerful constituents are.

    And here’s the thing—this was supposed to be the easy part. To become law, this bill has to go through a 5-step process:

    Pass in the House

    Pass an amended version in the Senate

    Go to “conference“ to hammer out differences between the House and Senate

    Pass in the House again

    Pass in the Senate again

    It took them 5 months to take the first, and easiest step – passing a repeal that they’ve passed literally dozens of times through the House before. The next steps are much harder – and we’re going to be there, every step of the way, until this bill collapses under the weight of its own lies and cruelty.

    11 Days of recess starts today—this our chance. At this very moment, your Representatives are on flights back home to your district. Over the next week they’ll be holding fundraisers and working out of their district offices. As of today, only five members of Congress have scheduled town halls. This is our chance to provide IMMEDIATE feedback to our representatives. First, call on them publicly to have a town hall to explain their vote on TrumpCare. If they won’t, show up and give clear feedback. When these members are forced to vote again on TrumpCare, they will look back to the responses of their constituents this week.

    New resources to fight back. To help you make your voice heard, we’ve put together an updated TrumpCare resources webpage here to make the most of the next 11 days. This includes a new toolkit on how to implement an innovative and effective tactic we’ve seen from the field: staging a “die-in” at a member of Congress’ public event or congressional district office. We’ve seen local indivisible groups across the country use this tactic to effectively pressure their Representative and get excellent local press, which compounds the pressure. Start planning your die-in for this week of recess now.

    • May 5, 2017 at 11:34 am

      You can go to their website indivisibleguide.com for more details.

      • 17 susanne
        May 5, 2017 at 5:40 pm

        Thanks hope44- I truly needed this today. The rethugs are celebrating as if the ACA is gone, but they have taken this vote many times and gotten no further. If anything, their votes make them vulnerable to voters’ wrath after the content and intent of the bill is recognized by their constituents. You do your name proud, hope44!❤

  8. 19 Don
    May 5, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Welp, with this vote yesterday the GOP finally came for her base. And I’m sure her base thought she was exempted from this madness, but oh no, and now she must figure out a way to join the unwashed and stop voting against her own best interest.

  9. 20 JER
    May 5, 2017 at 11:38 am

    • 21 Don
      May 5, 2017 at 11:43 am

      The Senate is on the clock, they aren’t going to touch Obamacare with a ten foot pole. Those that voted to repeal Obamacare were the canaries in the coal mine. Now we pound each representative that voted for repeal until election day.

      • 22 57andfemale
        May 5, 2017 at 12:19 pm

        Do we have to fear reconciliation or McConnell nuking the filibuster for legislation as well?

        • 23 0388jojothecat
          May 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm

          Yes, because whatever the Senate does it will have these tax cuts in them….deficits be damned! Our only hope is that Dems take back the House, Senate, and Trump is impeached!

  10. 28 57andfemale
    May 5, 2017 at 12:09 pm

  11. 29 JER
    May 5, 2017 at 12:12 pm

  12. May 5, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Way to represent your constituents!!!!!

  13. May 5, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Because optics are easier than policy.

  14. May 5, 2017 at 12:33 pm

  15. May 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Are we expendable actors in A SNUFF MOVIE?
    Tears falling…still falling. What did we witness yesterday? Such cruelty to other human beings…this bragging…this open murder of Americans of all ages. GOP have killed so many by denying Medicaid Expansion since 2010 and got away with it. Now they vote for states and Big insurance to set their own agenda again…not scoring the bill, making sure it wasn’t read in advance, not posting it as promised, cutting a big chunk of the U.S. economy and jobs. To please the rich, GOP happy to condemn others to die while keeping the ACA benefits for themselves. KILLING and leaving people to die, then lying and bragging about it. Fellow Americans doing investigations must come out, end this abomination Trump asap.
    The despots tearing down America for their own ends want to protect Trump’s crimes – and it won’t stop here.

  16. May 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Nick Cannon said that he was not going to say former First Lady Michelle Obama, she will always be his First Lady. I feel the same way Nick Cannon.

    • 43 MadameSoph
      May 5, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      I was just telling my cousin this, bella! It’s the same for my Forever POTUS, Barack Obama 💜

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  18. May 5, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    • 47 jacquelineoboomer
      May 5, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Guess I didn’t give my brain enough time to think about that take on the new “designation” for rape, and the ramification you mention. OMG.

  19. May 5, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    This is pure obscene insanity.

    • May 5, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      • 50 jacquelineoboomer
        May 5, 2017 at 9:17 pm

        This has got to be illegal. How can the federal government ENDORSE one paid cable news channel over another, in federal buildings? In effect, they’re forcing FDA employees to wear only Ivanka shoes to work.

        Thank God I retired from the federal civil service in 1998!!!!! I’d be showing up for work highly pissed every damn day, when I walked past a monitor in the cafeteria or something.

  20. 57 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    TGIF
    Hello TOD.
    Wishing all well. Please, don’t Let their H8, Craziness or Ill Will affect YOU.
    Hope isn’t an Empty Word. Hope inspires Action, Clear Mind & Purpose.
    {{{ ❤ Chips -I

    • 58 Nena20409
      May 5, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      I am not sure why lately, part of my Posts are incomplete……missing from the Original Post. Any Ideas, folks?

      • May 5, 2017 at 3:04 pm

        Haven’t had that issue, but have had an issue trying to post on my iPad. It asks for an URL in the website line. I’ve tried turning off iPad and restarting–twice. Nope. It simply will not let me post a comment. 😦 Argh. Frustrating.

  21. 60 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    This is now the 3rd or 4th Man closely linked to Protesting the Injustice in Ferguson MO killed in a Car since 2014.

  22. 62 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm

  23. 63 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 3:08 pm

  24. 64 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Icasualty.org or com used to keep track of KIA US Armed Forces.
    I feel for their Families. The Trump Regime is Unfit, period.

  25. 65 57andfemale
    May 5, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Oh. My. GOD.

    • 66 whenpamelawandered
      May 5, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      so, he and mother pence have no health insurance at all, right? Nor do their families, right? Sure would like proof and confirmation of that. . .

      • 67 purpleshoesla
        May 5, 2017 at 3:54 pm

        Right? The hypocrisy is breathtaking. You know good god damn well they’ve got health insurance coverage and probably the cadillac plan of health insurance coverage. I really can’t stand these GOP rat bastards with the white hot heat of a a gajillion suns.

        • 68 whenpamelawandered
          May 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm

          Surely we are allowed some ‘grace’ for our generosity in providing health care coverage for all these ‘leaders’ who despise us?

    • 69 0388jojothecat
      May 5, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      Oh No Pam….the Lord GAVE them insurance because HE knows they really don’t need it until they do need it…..This is such BS.

    • May 5, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      What the actual fuck.

      Not a question.

      Well – then Pence and the GOP don’t need a SALARY since Jesus will take care of them.

    • May 5, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Is this for freakin’ REAL???

    • May 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      I just googled this and it’s a fake quote. I think that’s a satire site. But, obviously, it’s not very funny.

    • May 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Getting people with pre-existing conditions back into the churches…first assumes that there is NO ONE in church that has a pre-existing condition. Aside from that, does that mean insurance companies will ignore pre-existing conditions for people who are in the church — i.e., reduce the cost of their premiums?

  26. 75 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 3:37 pm

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    May 5, 2017 at 4:08 pm

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    May 5, 2017 at 4:25 pm

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    May 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm

  30. 82 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 4:29 pm

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  32. 84 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 4:37 pm

  33. 86 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 4:39 pm

  34. 87 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    • May 5, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      So is Maraniss saying that Garrow book isn’t worth reading.

      • May 5, 2017 at 5:22 pm

        I have said this for years, the only book I want to read is the one Michelle and Barack is writing.

        • 90 0388jojothecat
          May 5, 2017 at 6:55 pm

          Same here. I am only buying Pete’s book, ones written by Barack, Michelle, Mrs. Robinson, Craig or Obama Administration staff with position stories. The haters wanting to make a buck off his name can go to hell.

      • 91 Nena20409
        May 6, 2017 at 1:37 pm

        Yup. Maraniss Book was worth the Coin. He spent yrs writing the 2 books & he had Interviews with PBO & Family members. He also went to Kenya for months to get the Perspective of Pres Obama’s Late Dad. C-SPAN did a 2hrs+ on this then.

        This was in a Book Festival.
        There was another w/Brian Lamb, I believe. That was the one I saw Live……I think. It was fantastic.

  35. 92 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 5:03 pm

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    May 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm

  37. 94 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 5:25 pm

  38. 97 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 5:43 pm

  39. 98 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    • 99 Sandy1110
      May 5, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      Bannon needs as many white supremacists/flat-out Nazis to help carry out his agenda as possible.

  40. 100 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 6:08 pm

  41. 101 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm

  42. May 5, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Listening to Thom Hartman today. He mentioned that recently he remembered an interview that T did back in the 80’s. The interviewer asked T what his favorite book is. His answer: The Life of P.T. Barnum. Thom said he ordered the book and recently finished reading it. Easy, quick 80 pages. Following is the description of the book from Amazon. Who does it remind you of?!??!?

    This is the story of P.T. Barnum, the world-renowned showman, written by the man himself. It tells of “his early life and struggles; bold ventures and brilliant successes; wonderful career in which he made and lost fortunes, captivated kings, queens, nobility, and millions of people; his genius, wit, eloquence, public benefactor, [and] life as a citizen.” It is “a remarkable story, abounding in fascinating incidents, thrilling episodes, and marvelous achievements.” Barnum wrote, “That my narrative is interspersed with amusing incidents, and even the recital of some very practical jokes, is simply because my natural disposition impels me to look upon the brighter side of life, and I hope my humorous experiences will entertain my readers as much as they were enjoyed by myself.”

    …..”world-renowned showman……..”

  43. May 5, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    This must end. Unless and until America stands up to this, the world will suffer.

  44. 104 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    • 105 0388jojothecat
      May 5, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      I’ll believe it when I see it on front page news with him being perp walked into court. It’s about time these cops stop getting away with murder after all these years.

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  47. 108 almablanca
    May 5, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Evening TOD folks. The tributes are just beginning to pour in. He deserves all of them and more. 👏🏼

  48. 109 Nena20409
    May 5, 2017 at 7:02 pm

  49. 113 desertflower
    May 5, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Thread

    • May 5, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      I am not shock at this one bit. I do NOT trust Mitch McConnell at all. Let’s not forget Republicans are involved with Voter Suppression.

  50. 118 JER
    May 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    …“In 2008, I was inspired by President Obama’s vision for America and all the promises that he laid out for our country,” Schlossberg said, of the committee’s decision to honor the former President. “This award really recognizes that he made tough choices over the last 8 years to execute on that vision — to give people health care, to get serious about climate change, and to reach out to international partners and really improve America’s standing in the world. And that takes political courage.”

    “I think we’re seeing today it’s pretty easy to criticize without offering solutions,” he added. “And President Obama did not do that. He really had the courage to govern responsibly.”

    Kennedy agreed with her son, revealing that she’s “thrilled” with the choice. …http://nydn.us/2pOUCSK

  51. 119 desertflower
    May 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    WTF

  52. May 5, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    MSNBC will air the award being given to President Obama Sunday night starting at 8pm.

  53. 121 JER
    May 5, 2017 at 7:44 pm

  54. 123 JER
    May 5, 2017 at 7:47 pm

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  56. 127 yardarm756
    May 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Hello out there. Sorry I’ve been gone so long…been lurking though. 😉

    I became confused when I heard the word “Service” used
    with these agencies:

    Internal Revenue ‘Service’
    U.S. Postal ‘Service’
    Cable TV ‘Service’
    Civil ‘Service’
    State, City, County & Public ‘Service’
    Customer ‘Service’

    This is not what I thought ‘Service’ meant.

    But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them
    said he had hired a bull to ‘Service’ a few cows.

    BAM!!! It all came into focus. Now I understand what all
    those agencies are doing.

    I hope that you are now just as enlightened as I am.

  57. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    May 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Happy Birthday, CanadaBarb, my BCFFAA (Best Canadian Friend Forever and Always)!!!

    And good evening, TODville.

  58. May 5, 2017 at 10:40 pm


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