133 Responses to “Flourish, POTUS and FLOTUS. Flourish!”


  1. 1 GGail
    May 31, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    When I retire, I’m going to apply for a job at the Obama Compound!

  2. 3 desertflower
    May 31, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Congratulations Obamas on your new house!

  3. 5 desertflower
    May 31, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Merely one of the things that I learned from watching RM and L’OD tonight

  4. 10 whenpamelawandered
    May 31, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    So, here you all are…. I may have caught up! 😂☺️🤓👁👁 (damned twitter)

  5. 12 Anjo
    May 31, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Hi how is everyone have a great rest of the week, congrats on the new digs flotus n potus off to catch up on the happenings of the past week so much happening yet nothing happening when will it end, The Orange cheeto is a danger to life and limb

  6. 13 GGail
    May 31, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/31/nfl-executive-joe-lockhart-sells-house-to-obamas-for-8-1-million/
    NFL V.P. of communications Joe Lockhart has sold his Washington, D.C. mansion to Barack and Michelle Obama.

    The Washington Post reports that Lockhart sold the home for $8.1 million to Homefront Holdings LLC, which is controlled by the Obamas. The deed transfer was recorded on Wednesday. Lockhart gets a nearly $3 million profit after buying the home for $5.295 million three years ago.

    Lockhart had originally agreed to rent the home to the Obamas but after they lived there for a few months they decided to buy it.

    Lockhart was previously the press secretary and senior adviser to Bill Clinton

  7. 14 GGail
    May 31, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    http://mynewsla.com/hollywood/2017/05/31/cbs-evening-news-anchor-scott-pelley-gets-boot-but-why/?google_editors_picks=true
    Was Scott Pelley let go as “CBS Evening News” anchor because he didn’t have the right tone on Donald Trump?
    That’s the speculation after the network announced that Pelley will return full-time to “60 Minutes,” where he’s been a fixture for six years.
    ABC News said: “CBS’ effort to brand itself as the home of hard-edged newscasts has been a success in the morning, not so much in the evening — and … Pelley paid the price for it with his job.”

    • 15 57andfemale
      June 1, 2017 at 9:24 am

      That was my impression as soon as I heard it. He was the one nightly network anchor who didn’t pull a lot of punches re: Dolt45.

      CBS did nothing to help him succeed, from what I can tell.

  8. 16 desertflower
    May 31, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Rage.

    • 17 pkayden
      June 1, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Disgusting but Trump is Putin’s Puppet so this is not surprising. He has done everything to show that he is pro-Putin and not out for the best interests of Americans.

  9. 18 desertflower
    May 31, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    In case you hadn’t watched L’OD tonight….he will be staying on at MSNBC:)

    • 19 pkayden
      June 1, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      So glad to hear this. I stopped watching MSNBC after the election but am glad that O’Donnell, Joy Reid and Maddow have survived its move to the right.

  10. 20 Nena20409
    May 31, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Is this True?
    Hello TODts 😉

  11. 23 Nena20409
    May 31, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    From the Host himself
    OK, 😉 🙂 🙂

  12. 26 Nena20409
    May 31, 2017 at 11:54 pm

  13. 36 Nena20409
    May 31, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Good Night, TOD.

  14. 37 globalcitizenlinda
    June 1, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Ending the day discouraged as I read more info about the Team Treason is vengefully undoing all the important work done by PBO and Team Obama. I wonder how those purity left who refused to vote for HRC feel as they watch this damage. Have a good day/night/afternoon

  15. June 1, 2017 at 12:40 am

  16. 47 Obama Grandmama
    June 1, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Greed has to ultimately suffer a loss. Unfortunately we are led by greedy people sacrificing everything for their profit. We are the ones suffering due to their greed unless we can figure out how to stop it quickly before all the good acts are rescinded.

  17. June 1, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

    It’s gonna pop ….

  18. 49 No Child Left Behind
    June 1, 2017 at 2:04 am

  19. 50 No Child Left Behind
    June 1, 2017 at 2:11 am

  20. 51 globalcitizenlinda
    June 1, 2017 at 6:53 am

  21. 52 globalcitizenlinda
    June 1, 2017 at 8:16 am

    I hope people can stop wasting a lot of energy trying to convince gop to turn against the homegrown demagogue and instead focus on mobilizing democrats who did not vote or were denied a chance to vote;

    …….many may deny it but most republicans support the agenda of the homegrown demagogue and will stick with him to the bitter end;

    …. they endorse his actions and speeches;

    ….. most republicans behave like a gang and will go down fighting as they support one of their own;

  22. 53 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Good Morning TOD

  23. 58 Allison
    June 1, 2017 at 8:24 am

    • 59 CEB
      June 1, 2017 at 11:20 am

      A priority in screwing them over. One of the major aims of this administration is to set back the progress of Black people. They want it to be another 100 years before we progress to the point that there can be another Black president. Benefits and protections for federal employees, many of who are black, have ended or been reduced; maximum/minimums are back; reduction of funding for hbcu’s on the table, flagrant voter suppression still going on, police reforms axed, a national environment in which racists are more out-spoken and violent, intimidation in every public place and the list goes on. The fringe has become mainstream and powerful and every racists feels emboldened. We have seen this before, not surprised that is out front, and more determined than ever to not only survive, but to thrive.

    • 60 pkayden
      June 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      Are some Black people so confused that they didn’t hear that Trump was the chief Birther, discriminated against Black and Brown tenants and took out a full page ad demanding the death penalty for Black and Brown teens accused of a crime? How clear does Trump have to be to make some Black people understand that he hates our guts?

      **rolls eyes**

  24. 61 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 8:31 am

  25. June 1, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Trump is undoing everything president Obama did … now this on Cuba?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/nytimes/status/870254109743558657

  26. 64 desertflower
    June 1, 2017 at 8:50 am

    As he should be. Morning everyone.

  27. 65 almablanca
    June 1, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Good morning TOD folks!

  28. 66 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 8:58 am

    … “What is happening is a very serious and alarming process. In Alaska, and now in South Korea, elements of the anti-missile defence system are emerging. Should we just stand idly by and watch this? Of course not. We are thinking about how to respond to these challenges. This is a challenge for us.” …

    • 67 desertflower
      June 1, 2017 at 9:03 am

      I’m sure if you ask the fraud you put in the WH, he will apologize profusely and take them away. I don’t know how much more of this I can take….

      • 68 globalcitizenlinda
        June 1, 2017 at 9:21 am

        I don’t either ….. how can one scumbag destroy so much in so short a time!!!!!

        • 69 vcprezofan2
          June 1, 2017 at 1:54 pm

          “how can one scumbag destroy so much in so short a time!!!!!”

          THIS! THIS is what has been keeping me speechless on the blog, Linda. To see how much planning, effort, time, etc, etc, the Obama Admin had to expend to get stuff in place and then to see this idiotic, malevolent scumbag(thank you) run madly around trying to wipe out everything IN SO SHORT A TIME is mind boggling to me! IMO, something is wrong with a system in which good progress for citizens can be so quickly and easily upended. A new government (of whatever stripe) should have to go through legal means to upend programs that are provably good for the nation. Heck, PBO’s Admin went through stages to remove ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and that was a horrible law.

  29. 70 desertflower
    June 1, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Crooks and liars

  30. 71 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Softness without borders

  31. 72 99ts
    June 1, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I’ve been staying away from the news – it seems with good reasons – but thought to drop in today to see what PBO was doing. The eye candy of the last thread is beyond sustaining – long may he travel the golf courses of the world 🙂

  32. 75 desertflower
    June 1, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Saw this last night….they are all cowards

  33. 76 desertflower
    June 1, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Funny:)

  34. 77 desertflower
    June 1, 2017 at 10:22 am

  35. 78 desertflower
    June 1, 2017 at 10:22 am

  36. June 1, 2017 at 10:38 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 5/31/17
    New subpoenas in House Trump Russia probe, with an extra twist
    Jonathan Landay, D.C. national security correspondent for Reuters, talks about a new set of subpoenas issued by the House Intelligence Committee, some of Trump associates, and some by supposedly recused Devin Nunes to Obama era officials.

  37. June 1, 2017 at 10:40 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 5/31/17
    Trump may reverse Obama ejection, return Russian compounds: WaPo
    Adam Entous, national security reporter for the Washington Post, talks about his reporting that Donald Trump is considering the return of Russian facilities in the U.S. just months after former President Obama ejected Russians from the compounds as punishment for interfering in the 2016 election.

  38. 83 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 11:28 am

  39. 84 CEB
    June 1, 2017 at 11:29 am

    It will be interesting to see the economic cost of Trump’s America is loss of tourism dollars this summer. Travel to the US is already down; most people do not want to spend their money in such a hateful place. Conversely, Americans will not be so welcome overseas. It was nice to travel during the Obama years; people liked us and were envious of us because of his leadership. Now we will have to lie like we did during Dubya years and claim that we are Canadian to avoid conflict and censure. During the Olympic trials, athletes were told not to wear any USA regalia to remain safe. It is sad to be in a time that is worse than it was during Dubya’s time when we are all tarred with the malfeasance of 45 and the crooks who are dismantling many things that made the country admired.

  40. 85 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Loto Québec taking bets on whether Donald Trump will still be in office in 2018

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/loto-quebec-bets-donald-trump-1.4140708?cmp=rss

  41. 87 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 11:35 am

  42. 88 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 11:45 am

  43. 89 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 11:46 am

  44. June 1, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Good morning, TODville.

    Soon:

    • 91 0388jojothecat
      June 1, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      I think I will take the morning off to see this……too early for popcorn though. Maybe over a big breakfast 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • June 1, 2017 at 1:47 pm

        I’m truly hoping this will start the ball rolling in terms of an awakening of the United States of Sleeping Dolts. Too many people are either not paying attention or can’t believe this is really happening. Not putting all my faith in this but Comey may be the beginning of a wake up call for ordinary Americans who are not cult members of Fox Nation.

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  47. June 1, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I thought Nunes had supposedly recused himself from the TrumpRussia investigation.

  48. June 1, 2017 at 12:29 pm

  49. 99 Obama Grandmama
    June 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I now think Trump resigning, being Impeached, or even going to jail is not enough. His appointed administration and all they have done since taking office needs to be recognized as illegitimate and rolled back requiring a new election. In the few months he has been in office the GOP has done lasting damage to their country. Yes, Citizens United made this possible along with many other strategies used to sway our elections.

    • June 1, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      I think the most effective punishment for him is somehow taking away his assets — personal and business; thus, taking away his lifestyle. It will have to extend to his children and extended family. Of course, there’s no telling what he has hidden and where.

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  52. 105 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 12:42 pm

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  56. 110 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 12:47 pm

  57. June 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Creative therapy and enlightenment

  58. 112 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 12:53 pm

  59. June 1, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Exactly…stay focused

  60. June 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    The Vatican, which under Pope Francis’ insistence has strongly backed the Paris climate change deal, would see a U.S. exit as a slap in the face and a “disaster for everyone,” a senior official said on Thursday.

    At their meeting last month, the pope gave U.S. President Donald Trump a signed copy of his 2015 encyclical letter that called for protecting the environment from the effects of climate change and backed scientific evidence that it is caused by human activity.

    Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin urged Trump in a separate meeting not to quit the Paris accord.

    “If he really does (pull out), it would be a huge slap in the face for us,” said Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, head of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which has hosted numerous international conferences on climate change.

    “It will be a disaster for everyone,” he told the Rome newspaper La Repubblica. In a telephone call with Reuters, Sanchez Sorondo confirmed the comments in the newspaper.

  61. June 1, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    So sick of playing this hideous game.

  62. 116 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    LIVE: Officials hold news conference on Rep. Al Green’s call to impeach Pres. Trump – http://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-2?cid=share_twitter_widget

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  65. 120 idon
    June 1, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Regarding surveillance warrants on journalists. Nixon did the same thing which was impeachment article 2.

  66. June 1, 2017 at 3:15 pm

  67. June 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    MSM headline says Trump to withdraw from Paris deal. Trump and Drillerson should read this:
    https://thinkprogress.org/exxon-climate-resolution-89373336606 Shareholder: “Climate change is one of the greatest long-term risks we face in our portfolio and has direct impact on the core business of ExxonMobil.”
    IMO Putin’s BBF Rexxon Tillerson is lying whenever he says he supports the Paris climate agreement.

    • June 1, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      “Exxon is currently under investigation by two state attorneys general — for failing to disclose what it knew about climate risk as far back as the 1970s and for funding public campaigns to sow doubt about the reality of climate change. The company’s former CEO Rex Tillerson has been implicated in the investigation.”

    • June 1, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      IMO anytime Trump starts to lift sanctions — as per lifting sanctions on Russian compounds closed in the US in response to Russian interference in our presidential election — it’s a step on the way to (normalizing) lifting sanctions on the (trillion$ money-maker)
      Exxon-Rosneft oil deal in the Siberian Arctic. IMO we’re right in our assessment that doing so is payback for the many financial
      and other favors Putin has done for Trump over the last 3 decades.

  68. June 1, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I am feeling nauseated.

  69. June 1, 2017 at 3:48 pm

  70. 129 Gazelle
    June 1, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    These effers are riddled with corruption & greed:

    […..] Among those given waivers were chief of staff Reince Priebus, who most recently served as chairman of the Republican National Committee and continues to interact with the organization in his White House job, and counselor Kellyanne Conway, a former pollster and GOP strategist.
    A number of former lobbyists were granted waivers as well. For example, Shahira Knight, a special assistant to the president for tax and retirement policy, previously lobbied for Fidelity Investments, according to the Times. And Andrew Olmem, a special assistant to the president for financial policy, previously lobbied for companies such as American Express and MetLife. […..]

    http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/335876-trump-granted-16-white-house-staffers-ethics-waivers?rnd=1496284423

  71. 131 hopefruit2
    June 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Oh, now NBC News wants to call him “President….” LOL

  72. 132 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm

  73. 133 JER
    June 1, 2017 at 4:18 pm


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