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‘Faith, Love, And Resolve’


199 Responses to “‘Faith, Love, And Resolve’”


  1. 6 Nerdy Wonka
    May 25, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    He roasted her with a gahtdamn quote from the movie Friday!!!!! This is so beautifully BLACK! That’s how you roast a bloody spineless racist.

  2. 8 Nerdy Wonka
    May 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm

  3. May 25, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    The mafia.

  4. May 25, 2017 at 8:08 pm

  5. 11 carolyn
    May 25, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Thank you meta for posting those two videos of President Obama’s arrival in Strasbourg in 2009. I was glued to my tv that entire visit, and got goose bumps all over again watching it right now! He had a lot of mending of diplomatic relations with France after the mess GWB and his cabal of Rethugs made…..”freedom fries” condemning France for not joining in in Iraq…..they were right!…
    Fortunately in 2009 we had a president who knew and understood the historical relationship between France and the U.S. If not for France and their general who trained our troops, their treasury, and their fleet that sailed into Yorktown at the right time, we would not have defeated England. People need to learn their history. Fortunately, President Obama knows it and understands ramifications.

    • May 25, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them, carolyn. It’s such a pleasure to have these documented memories of PBO’s successes. I love how he was greeted and appreciated in France and thought it would be a good counter-balance to the ugly and thoughtless arrogance we’ve seen today.

    • 13 arapaho415
      May 25, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      GE Carolyn, hope the severe weather Oklahoma is known for in May has calmed down.

      ICYMI, here’s an article from 2014 which offers stark contrast between PBO and the Kremlin abomination currently occupying the Oval Office:

    • May 25, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Absolutely wonderful picture. Thanks meta.

    • 16 GGail
      May 25, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      She looks so pretty and young when she’s smiling and laughing around her friend, PBO 🙂

      • 17 catrst
        May 26, 2017 at 7:08 am

        It crossed my mind yesterday that the Russians aren’t the only ones that can get in people’s heads. Barack Obama when paired with good intelligent people brings out their delight and their determination to join him in his struggle to wage peace. Others that perhaps have less character but are working with him to some degree seem to change and to rise to greater sincerity and become partners even if they didn’t plan to with his compassion for humanity. Medjedev for one I think of, so much so that Putin had to get back into power to stop the changes. Cameron is another that seemed to develop more character the more he worked with PBO. Of course there are also those that are so insanely insecure that he drives them to decompensate like Trump and Putin. Its just interesting how PBO gets into and under people’s skins. I know he’s gotten under mine and I am so much the better for it.

        • 18 MadameSoph
          May 26, 2017 at 12:09 pm

          Well said! Thank you for that reminder catrst! I think (know, really) that is why PBO is in Europe now, to counter the shame and disfunction of il Buffone Arancione (the Orange Buffoon); to remind folks that Americans are not all idiots, that Putin and racist populism via FB are not invincible unless we surrender to it, and to be an example to other leaders. He is still my President!

  6. 19 arapaho415
    May 25, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    GE TODville.

    Meta posted this on the previous thread, but I wasn’t sure what @TopherSpiro was referring to (but judging from his Twitter timeline, I think it’s the DOA AHCA (taking the “affordable” out of health care).

    More info:

  7. 20 JER
    May 25, 2017 at 8:42 pm


    Former US president Barack Obama receives the German Media Award 2016 (Deutscher Medienpreis) by Joachim Gauck, former President of Germany, during the German Media Award 2016 (Deutscher Medienpreis 2016) at Kongresshaus on May 25, 2017 in Baden-Baden, Germany. The German Media Award (Deutscher Medienpreis) has been presented annually since 1992 to honor personalities from public life.

  8. 21 JER
    May 25, 2017 at 8:46 pm


    Karlheinz Koegel, Former US president Barack Obama and Joachim Gauck, former President of Germany are seen during the German Media Award 2016 (Deutscher Medienpreis 2016) at Kongresshaus on May 25, 2017 in Baden-Baden, Germany.

  9. May 25, 2017 at 8:49 pm

  10. 24 JER
    May 25, 2017 at 8:50 pm


    Former US president Barack Obama waves as he arrives on stage before attending a discussion with the German Chancellor during the Protestant church day (Kirchentag) event at the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) in Berlin on May 25, 2017. AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL / ALTERNATIVE CROP

  11. May 25, 2017 at 9:25 pm

  12. May 25, 2017 at 9:28 pm

  13. May 25, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Democrats setting out to do something about voting rights.

  14. May 25, 2017 at 9:44 pm

  15. 32 JER
    May 25, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Laughter at the 2012 NATO Summit. No jostling involved.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

    • 33 amk for go fucking vote obama
      May 25, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      LOL. Just like twitler scum is cursed forced to relive his stupid old tweets, there is a kenyan pic for every stupid fuckup of twitler makes on fucking live teevee.

    • 38 jacquelineoboomer
      May 25, 2017 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks, JER! We love ya, Pete!

    • 39 Wilson Michael
      May 26, 2017 at 4:20 am

      Respect is an earned attribute, so when PBO appeared with other leaders in groups they all made a prominent place for PBO. Shitgibbon on the other hand is deservedly ignored. It must eat shitgibbons heart out that ex PBO can attract a 70,000 crowd in his appearance with Chancellor Merkel. Anyway it was wonderful listening to PBO masterly articulate his mastery of the subject matters he engaged him. Wonderful.

  16. 40 desertflower
    May 25, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Call. Give your senators a piece of your mind

    • 42 jacquelineoboomer
      May 25, 2017 at 11:01 pm

      Looks as though they’re still at 25% returns. Boy, when even the ticker includes this (about Gianforte), you might normally be toast as a candidate – were it not for all the mail-in votes already received before yesterday:

      ‘Greg Gianforte, a Republican technology executive who was charged with assault on Wednesday night, faces Rob Quist, the Democratic candidate and folk singer’

      • 43 GGail
        May 25, 2017 at 11:20 pm

        Because of the mail-ins, I have a suspension that he might win. Then what?

        • 44 jacquelineoboomer
          May 25, 2017 at 11:25 pm

          Since it’s a special election, I think he’d have to run again next year to be voted out then … but technically, I think Paul Ryan can refuse to seat him in the House this term, which no doubt he won’t do, and we can be pretty sure Gianbodyslammer won’t go away quietly. So, the GOP now has a new poster boy for what scum looks like up close.

          • May 26, 2017 at 8:57 am

            Ryan has already indicated he won’t step in. I forget his comment, but it was something about well the people elected him and so of course he’ll be seated. As if there was nothing he could do about it

        • 49 COS
          May 25, 2017 at 11:26 pm

          So do I Jacqueline. I will prepare not to be disappointed.

          • 50 jacquelineoboomer
            May 25, 2017 at 11:51 pm

            They’re at 51% returns, now, so – yeah – let’s prepare not to be disappointed. The “Resistance” will at least make good use of this creep over the next year, as what the GOP is likely to offer the country.

            • May 26, 2017 at 8:58 am

              Ryan has already indicated he won’t step in. I forget his comment, but it was something about well the people elected him and so of course he’ll be seated. As if there was nothing he could do about it

    • 53 GGail
      May 25, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      I have been listening to this song and finally got around to seeing who is singing this beautiful song. Please enjoy!

      • 54 mtmarilyn
        May 26, 2017 at 12:24 am

        That is so beautiful Gail. I really didn’t think Guist would win but I sure prayed it would happen. Looks like we have elected another White rich bigot, bully to represent the good people of MT. Don’t think I’ll sleep​ much tonight.

        Another lose for the Bernie purists.

        • 55 sherijr
          May 26, 2017 at 6:50 am

          Very sorry about Quist, Marilyn. I had higher hopes for Montana, for all of us. I just don’t understand folks anymore.

        • May 26, 2017 at 9:02 am

          Well the Bernie purists are of course blaming Perez, the DNC, etc, etc. However I think it’s significant that the Republicans had to spend an enormous amount of money on what was basically a safe seat. Voters may be fooled and our voters may be fooled but I bet their leadership is paying a lot of attention. Their voters maybe fooled​, and our voters may be fooled but I bet their leadership is paying a lot of attention.. There are a lot of places that are way more flippable than this district.

        • 57 GGAIL
          May 26, 2017 at 9:24 am

          Maybe when he comes up for re-election, you guys will send him packing 😡

          The song has become my anthem ✌🏾

      • 58 Dudette
        May 26, 2017 at 12:57 am

        Ah! I’ve been hearing this song everywhere too! Heard it on the radio. They used it in “Into the Badlands” and I’ve heard it in at least one other TV series episode. I think it was either “This Is Us (btw, ❤️❤️❤️) or American Gods – can’t remember which for sure.

        Great song! Powerful video! Thanks so much for bringing it here! 😘

        • May 26, 2017 at 9:03 am

          How is the American Gods show? I just finished listening to Neil Gaiman book The Anansi Brothers. I have not read the American Gods book and was wondering about the series.

          • 60 Dudette
            May 26, 2017 at 9:47 am

            It’s mesmerizingly gorgeous, it’s intriguing, it’s weird, it’s creepy, it’s maddening! You wanna not look at some parts, but you can’t take your eyes off it. Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday) is a slithery, slick bucket of ooey badness (and, by bad, I mean AWESOME)!! And Ricky Whittle, who plays Shadow Moon, makes me purr!!! 😍

            I’ve never read a thing by Neil Gaiman. Had heard of him, though. Now I wanna read everything he’s done!

            • May 26, 2017 at 12:22 pm

              Ooh! I like Ian McShane. The Shabbat bits is completely awesome. But I’ve not read anything else by Gaiman and I’ve read it’s a bit different than his regular stuff, darker. But now I want to read it all.

        • 62 GGAIL
          May 26, 2017 at 9:25 am

          Yes Dudette, it is powerful. 😘

    • 63 sjterrid
      May 25, 2017 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you so much for posting this, GGail. First time I saw or heard this song.

      • 64 GGail
        May 25, 2017 at 11:17 pm

        Isn’t it beautiful Terri ?
        One of our local station plays it every morning on my drive to work and it puts me in such a positive state of mind when I arrive to work. I finally remember tonight to look him up. He won a singing contest in the UK and now has an album of other beautiful songs, You can listen to them on YouTube or download them.

  17. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    May 25, 2017 at 11:09 pm

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  19. 75 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Tee-hee! Love this!

  20. 84 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 12:45 am

    I’ll say it again: This damn fool MUST GO!

  21. 85 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 1:02 am

  22. 86 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Please, please let his recovery good smooth and quickly! We need him so badly!

  23. 91 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Unfreakingbelievable! 😖

  24. 92 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Wow, this is amazing!

  25. 95 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Last month a federal judge in NY; this month, a federal prosecutor in Miami.

  26. May 26, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Gianforte projected to win. So now we have another far right Trumputin clone in the House.

  27. 98 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 2:10 am

  28. 99 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 2:40 am

  29. 100 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 2:42 am

    😍

  30. 101 arapaho415
    May 26, 2017 at 8:08 am

    GM TODville.

    Short video of PBO in Berlin yesterday (lots of audience reaction included, which is always so fulfilling).

    Responses were great too, only a few #DebbieDowner trolls:

  31. May 26, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Hmmmmm…was this during the period of his exhaustion?

    Someone in the thread was asking for the source/context and this link was provided with an extended version:

    https://ruptly.tv/vod/20170522-055

  32. May 26, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Good morning, NW and TODville.

    Feast your eyes and heart on this:

  33. May 26, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Heaven and Hell

  34. May 26, 2017 at 8:25 am

  35. May 26, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Making America Great Again at its finest. SMH I hope the teachers were fired.

    • 109 desertflower
      May 26, 2017 at 8:58 am

      WTF! This teacher needs to be dismissed. Sorry.NO place for this

      • 110 sherijr
        May 26, 2017 at 9:40 am

        Don’t be sorry, DF, you are so right.
        As a parent I wouldn’t quit until she was fired. I remember when my eldest now 39 was in 6th grade and his teacher referred to him as “colored” at our parent/teacher conference… along with mixing him up with another boy in class who was AA. She had no place as a teacher, none. I made sure I went to all the powers that be & told them so. She retired 6 months later. I am not sorry that she was unable to continue teaching young minds.

      • 111 CEB
        May 26, 2017 at 10:13 am

        WTF, indeed.

  36. 112 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Hmmm, tried to post parts of this excellent thread, but it disappeared. Oh well. Try, try again…

    • 113 Dudette
      May 26, 2017 at 8:41 am

    • 114 Dudette
      May 26, 2017 at 8:45 am

      • 115 CEB
        May 26, 2017 at 10:17 am

        Make it plain! Too many dems see doom and gloom in everything. Need to see big picture. Thanks for posting this. We need to continue to focus and to act strategically.

    • 116 Dudette
      May 26, 2017 at 8:48 am

      BE ENCOURAGED!!! 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

      • 117 desertflower
        May 26, 2017 at 9:01 am

        Great thread….we better heed this advice:)

      • 118 mtmarilyn
        May 26, 2017 at 9:32 am

        That is a great thread. I still am very upset, but I expected it. Gianforte won with only doing attach adds. That folks believe all this hate is what makes me so discouraged.

        • 119 57andfemale
          May 26, 2017 at 9:49 am

          There wasn’t ever a chance Dems were going to pick up this seat, from everything I’ve read. Except the naive who don’t understand that all politics is local. Also, GOP shouldn’t have had to spend a penny there, and they threw huge $$ at this race. Sure, it would have been an over-the-top joy if Quist had won, but it’s still a good result, nationally. Clymer is absolutely right: Dems tend to fold up the tent if they don’t get everything, instantly. Let’s learn the few lessons GOP have to teach us: we fight harder, louder, and make it clear that The Resistance is not going away.

          • 120 mtmarilyn
            May 26, 2017 at 10:32 am

            Thanks 57, what you say is all true. I love Montana, and America. I am just so worried about all the folks that done see what is happening. All the things they take for granted can go away because all they see and hear are the bullet points.
            They all believe that it’s Nancy Pelosi and the liberal agenda that has made it all bad. Also the far left here, the Bernie bros. You know Bernie would of won. I won’t argue with them because they don’t listen to facts. Having all these rich white bigot thugs in our government is so scary.

            • May 26, 2017 at 10:08 pm

              If it helps, voters interviewed today said the Sanders’ support made then decide to vote of Gianforte, despite not liking him.

              • 122 mtmarilyn
                May 26, 2017 at 10:43 pm

                I saw that too. I do believe it. The moderates and independents in MT don’t like Bernie. But so many of the Dems here are far left. They blame the DNC, etc. They are purists.

          • May 26, 2017 at 10:12 pm

            GOP spent almost $8 per voter; Dems spent .94. There are a lot of swing districts that will be easier for us to flip which will mean even more money spent by the GOP. They can’t keep that up.

  37. 124 desertflower
    May 26, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Morning everyone. That video of dt wandering off is troublesome. He looks drugged and completely out of it. This is not normal. HE is not normal.

    Meanwhile, so great to hear from my Forever President:) I miss him

  38. May 26, 2017 at 8:56 am

  39. 132 desertflower
    May 26, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Greedy, vindictive simpleton.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/26/donald-trump-complained-belgian-pm-difficulty-golf-resorts-eu

    US president said his view of Europe was based on experiences trying to do business, according to account of Brussels meeting

  40. 138 desertflower
    May 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

    More perspective:) R’s should be afraid

  41. 139 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 26, 2017 at 9:19 am

    NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO BLAME RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE ON ALLEGED OBAMA LACK OF ACTION WHILE IN THE WH..THEY STILL WANT TO HANG OBAMA..IT IS BEYOND ME..AND IT MAKES ME CRY!

    • May 26, 2017 at 9:25 am

      The media was chasing whatever 45 led them to chase. The GOP ignored warnings…and now we know that they were probably obstructing even then.

  42. 141 desertflower
    May 26, 2017 at 9:22 am

    This will be SOOOOOO sweet. Sing like a bird, you treasonous bastard!

  43. 143 arapaho415
    May 26, 2017 at 9:27 am

    What a gorgeous setting for the G7!

    So, so, wish PBO were there now (though Scotland is fortunate to have him now).

    Thanks, SWBG for posting link to Guardian Scotland article. Here’s a couple of excerpts from that article:

  44. 145 desertflower
    May 26, 2017 at 9:34 am

    USE IT. SHARE IT. IT’S GO TIME!!

  45. 148 desertflower
    May 26, 2017 at 9:39 am

    • May 26, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Making money is always the first priority with these creeps. I hope they all go down in spectacular fashion for all the world to see.

  46. 150 57andfemale
    May 26, 2017 at 9:41 am

  47. 152 desertflower
    May 26, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Break time.

  48. May 26, 2017 at 9:58 am

    So hideously transparent.

  49. 154 whenpamelawandered
    May 26, 2017 at 9:59 am

    ❤️

  50. 155 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 10:00 am

  51. May 26, 2017 at 10:10 am

    THIS

  52. May 26, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Um, forgot about a BILLION dollar loan? These jerks are absurd. They are all CRIMINALS.

  53. May 26, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Scary thought, probably true.

  54. 165 CEB
    May 26, 2017 at 10:41 am

    The most that I hope for is that the results of this awful election is that it winds up being a cosmic sting operation to catch up all of the liars, cheats, criminals and traitors in the GOP, the WH, the media, and foreign nationals.
    Whoever thought that the seemingly unassailable Fox News would be rocked to its knees: Ailes, out and dead, O’Reilly out, Hannity on the ropes, and inner turmoil. Be encouraged; we can do this.

    • 166 MadameSoph
      May 26, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      This is what I’ve been thinking too, CEB! We seem to be gearing up for a much-needed housecleaning!

  55. 167 JER
    May 26, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  56. 170 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 10:48 am

    💕

  57. May 26, 2017 at 10:53 am

    My POTUS

  58. 172 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

  59. 173 JER
    May 26, 2017 at 11:01 am

  60. 175 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 11:05 am

    🏌🏽[Sigh!] 😍

  61. 176 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 11:20 am

    🎩. Fun w/ Zux at Hhhhahvard 😆

  62. 177 Dudette
    May 26, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Peace out, My Baybehs! 🤘🏾✌🏾🌼🌸🌺🍃

  63. May 26, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Reality sandwich, delivered.

    • 182 amk for obama
      May 26, 2017 at 11:38 am

      LOL. If you read only the all caps, it all makes sense where rosemarie is coming from.

      • May 26, 2017 at 11:54 am

        HHHahahaaaa, good catch, señor amk!!!!

        There’s a bus I sometimes grab across the street that takes me downtown. On any given day, you can hear English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian and Russian speakers. Doesn’t bother me a bit. In fact, I celebrate it. If you’re not a flaming racist, it shouldn’t matter.

        • May 26, 2017 at 11:57 am

          Oh, and there’s an opera singer that lives in the next building who practices at home fairly frequently. Right now he’s singing an Italian aria. LOLz.

        • 185 amk for obama
          May 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm

          It is stupid to oppose learning another language. If you don’t want to learn, fine, just keep the fuck away from those who want to. pahdon, my fucking french.

    • May 26, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      LOL. True, US folks are just ignorant.

  64. 187 amk for obama
    May 26, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Parents in Germany who fail to seek medical advice on vaccinating their children could face fines of up to €2,500 (£2,175; $2,800).

    Health Minister Hermann Gröhe said it was necessary to tighten the law because of a measles epidemic.

    A mother of three died of measles in the city of Essen this week.

    The government wants kindergartens to report any parents who cannot prove they have had a medical consultation.

    However, Germany is not yet making it an offence to refuse vaccinations – unlike Italy.

    Speaking to the popular daily Bild, Mr Gröhe said: “Continuing deaths from measles cannot leave anyone indifferent.”

    We had the same antivax shite spread via twittter and whatsapp spreading all kindsa lies.

  65. May 26, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    These guys.

  66. May 26, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    California TODers, stay vigilant and conserve always.

  67. 193 JER
    May 26, 2017 at 12:14 pm

  68. 194 JER
    May 26, 2017 at 12:16 pm

  69. May 26, 2017 at 12:24 pm

  70. 196 57andfemale
    May 26, 2017 at 12:42 pm

  71. May 26, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    MOMENTUM

  72. May 26, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    WHOA


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