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The Fight For Our Earth Continues

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143 Responses to “The Fight For Our Earth Continues”


  1. 1 magapie
    June 1, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    We’re winning. This is just a set-back. Doesn’t feel like it, I know.

    • 2 whenpamelawandered
      June 1, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      I know what you mean, magapie. I believe everything can be undone, once these miserable sods have been sentenced and removed.

      • 3 99ts
        June 1, 2017 at 11:11 pm

        What is lost is trust – who knows what will happen now every time an administration changes.

        Never before to my knowledge has an administration tried to obliterate every thing the predecessor did. All that talk about pulling out of Iraq – PBO respected the agreement made with GWB. Trump respects nothing except $$$

  2. 4 jacquelineoboomer
    June 1, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    GE.

  3. 5 jacquelineoboomer
    June 1, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    This may have been posted earlier, but I’m just seeing it – and it’s a good tabulation.

  4. 6 jacquelineoboomer
    June 1, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks for this post, NW. I was heartened to hear earlier that it’ll take until the day after our next presidential election to actually withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement, as these tweets confirm. Not that we want to wait that long to give trump the boot.

    • 7 whenpamelawandered
      June 1, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Too right, JO’B! We will have that mofo and his madmen outta there, and in jail, way way way before 2020!

      • 8 jacquelineoboomer
        June 1, 2017 at 10:47 pm

        Even if you and I have to drive them to jail ourselves, MP! I’m in for that ride. Unless it’s at GITMO, then they can make it an airlift.

        • 9 whenpamelawandered
          June 1, 2017 at 11:55 pm

          Right then. One of those military cargo planes we see the troops being transported in. No comfy armrests, no champagne popsicles… nothing.

          • 10 jacquelineoboomer
            June 2, 2017 at 12:00 am

            I shouldn’t laugh but *no champagne popsicles* got me! Yes, the cargo plane, the slight shove out the open back door … oops!

  5. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    June 1, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    • 12 jacquelineoboomer
      June 1, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      And I hear from ol’ BriWi that the reason Nicaragua didn’t sign was because they think it “didn’t go far enough.” Hey, trump, it’s you and Syria — AGAIN.

  6. 13 whenpamelawandered
    June 1, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    🌏❤️😣 {{{ TOD }}}

  7. 14 CEB
    June 1, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    This is a wonderful plain, easy to understand explanation of the current situation. I have been telling people this all day

  8. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    June 1, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Pretty sure trump told his voters he got his policy advice from the teevee, so this shouldn’t be a surprise to them. That doesn’t make it any less unfreakinbelievable.

  9. 17 FoxfireTX
    June 1, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Every day it seems things can’t get any worse and then they do. Regardless of the effect on the clmate–which may not be as bad as we anticipate–the damage to the US as a global leader is enormous. By the time he is removed from office, China will have assumed the place previously held by the US. Yup, that is definitely making America great again by handing all of our advantages to China. I am so angry at this point I cannot stand to talk to anyone who voted for this idiot, or who supports the Republican party. Make no mistake, Trump could not inflict this much damage without the support of the GOP. This entire party needs to be removed from office.

  10. June 1, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you Nerdy. You find the best and keep uplifting our spirits. 🤗

  11. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    June 1, 2017 at 10:53 pm

  12. 23 GGail
    June 1, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    When an idiot went low, the Mayor of Austin, Tx went high. LOL!
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/austin-mayor-wonder-woman-sexist-critic-1009343

    “I am writing to alert you that your email account has been hacked by an unfortunate and unusually hostile individual,” wrote Adler in response. “Please remedy your account’s security right away, lest this person’s uninformed and sexist rantings give you a bad name.”

  13. 25 GGail
    June 1, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks NW, these tweets are purrrrfect!

  14. 26 GGail
    June 1, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Hey meta!
    Good Game One. Let’s Go GSW. woot!

  15. 28 jacquelineoboomer
    June 1, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    The trump antics even have Members of Congress writing “Dear planet” tweets. Unfreakinbelievable.

    • 29 desertflower
      June 1, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      Hopefully we won’t have to WAIT 3 1/2 more years.

      • June 1, 2017 at 11:36 pm

        From your fingers to God’s ears DF. It doesn’t seem possible that anyone could be as stupid as this. He has had plenty of corporations telling him not to withdraw. Then add all his other decisions, rhetoric, texts, and threats. Is he deliberately trying to get impeached, prosecuted, or what?

      • 32 jacquelineoboomer
        June 1, 2017 at 11:38 pm

        Exactly. I cringe every time I see that countdown.

        • June 2, 2017 at 12:13 am

          He must be insane JO’B.

          • 34 jacquelineoboomer
            June 2, 2017 at 10:35 am

            Certifiably. And everyone around him knows it. Never saw anybody go down as fast as he did … I think he held his crazy together until he actually “won” and then his grip on reality has been steadily coming unraveled since then.

    • 35 Believe Again
      June 2, 2017 at 1:29 am

      Sorry if 45 remains for 3.5 years there will be nothing left of the United States of America. He has only been in office for less than 6 months and the damage he has created will take years to fix! Even Egyptians knew how to get rid of a democratically elected president when they realized their mistake. In this case 45 was not elected democratically. There was foreign govt rigging involved. So the question is, what is he still doing in that office?

      • 36 jacquelineoboomer
        June 2, 2017 at 10:34 am

        And we know it’s not just what he’s been doing, it’s all the layers of government behind his mask that are slowing cancelling programs and research and dollars, trying to pretend President Obama (especially) and his predecessors didn’t leave anything behind for the good of the country, etc. Justice needs to be swift!

  16. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    June 1, 2017 at 11:28 pm

  17. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    June 2, 2017 at 12:06 am

    I’m so glad Lawrence’s contract has been renewed for two years!

  18. June 2, 2017 at 12:10 am

    My Governor IS NOT PLAYING

  19. 44 CEB
    June 2, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Major companies felt that this was coming and had already made plans to circumvent this idiocy and are up and running. Gov. Jerry Brown on his way to China, Bloomberg has pledged the 14 million the US was supposed to give to the agency that was set up by the agreement for reporting etc., CEO’s University presidents, mayors, and governors are petitioning the UN to be signatories to the Paris Agreement. Bloomberg said that he believes that we can exceed the set US goal in a shorter length of time with the work that the various stakeholders are doing. Added to all of this, the rest of the world will continue to ridicule that doofus until his fat head explodes. He got his fee fees hurt because the European leaders ignored, lectured, and laughed at him and basically told him to kiss their asses, so he comes home to hurt the world. So happy that many are stepping up, realizing that “we are the ones that we have been waiting for” and that “Yes, we can.” PBO did the groundwork, gave us a firm foundation, so that we can now carry out the vision. PBO’s legacy is alive in us, we are his legacy. Everyone who marches, runs for office, votes, works with civil societies, litigates, gets the truth out, shows up to town halls even when the politician does not, those who call and harry members of congress, every Twitter warrior, and everyone who talks to others are the embodiment of PBO’s legacy. He wanted us to be active citizens who realize and use their own power to move the country forward and to change the world for the better. We are on our way.

    • 45 catrst
      June 2, 2017 at 6:05 am

      I was at a meeting of an activist group last night and the topic of elections came up and how to prepare, participate, etc. I took a turn and talked about organizing in the model that the Obama campaign used, otherwise known as the “snowflake” model. One of the people there, that didn’t seem in a good mood in general, said to me that we should think about all of that as in the past now. It got me to thinking. None of what we learned from helping President Obama win his elections or get work accomplished during his administration is past to me. I live each day with the commitment, the engagement, and the values we share as Obama supporters and I see anyone that truly took what he was doing and how he was doing it fully to heart, carrying on without missing a beat. I’m not usre how to explain that to someone that has not been motivated to carry on the process President Obama started how “present” I feel all that is as opposed to past. The best I can do is live every day in that way, as you have so beautifully described and come on this site and talk about it with people who will understand.

  20. June 2, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Much alternative facts in 45’s speech (and Pence’s intro) yesterday.

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  23. June 2, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Pete Souza, on the case as always.

    This land is your land. This land is my land.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  24. June 2, 2017 at 8:20 am

    No kidding….

    “The national security adviser is also a current Army officer, which means he isn’t supposed to take place in partisan activity—and is supposed to always tell the whole truth.”

    “It makes me uncomfortable that a serving military officer is in that role,” said a retired senior military officer who calls McMaster a friend. “The credibility he has is precisely why they are using him as a spokesman. I think that’s unfortunate.”

    “H.R. is being used here,” added a former military adviser who worked with McMaster overseas. “If he didn’t have three stars on his shoulder, he’d be useless to them. It’s the worst of all outcomes for him. He’s got this miserable interagency process and then gets trotted out to defend the most inane and corrupting things,” said the adviser who spoke anonymously, like others in this story, fearing reprisals from the Trump administration.

    Current and former army military officers have expressed to The Daily Beast unease with how the Trump White House has sent McMaster repeatedly into the political breach to defend the commander in chief’s actions to the American public.

    • 54 CEB
      June 2, 2017 at 10:29 am

      45 is the Typhoid Mary to the careers of anyone who has anything to do with him. PBO’s staff, on the other hand, have boundless opportunities in front of them and for the rest of their lives they can say proudly that they worked in his administration.

  25. June 2, 2017 at 8:36 am

    This child president…when others aren’t fawning over him and kissing up to him, he’s offended and doesn’t want to play with them anymore.

    Kid President has more maturity than the current Oval Office occupier.

  26. June 2, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Good Friday morning, NW and TODville!!

    • 57 GGAIL
      June 2, 2017 at 9:29 am

      Thanks meta, that was a great morning read!

    • 59 desertflower
      June 2, 2017 at 9:48 am

      Cute story:)

    • 60 globalcitizenlinda
      June 2, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Thanks a lot for sharing. Nice to know that many people see & admire what the TOD village sees & admires in PBO

    • 61 donna dem 4 obama
      June 2, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      What a wonderful story Meta. Thanks for sharing this. I actually shed a tear when I read “It was a little blue jewelry box. Inside were gold presidential cuff links. I pull them out from time to time. I wonder if they are real gold. But I would never have them appraised. I already know their value.”

      He is a beautiful gentleman.

  27. June 2, 2017 at 8:40 am

  28. June 2, 2017 at 8:46 am

    So which one was it???? Business or Diplomacy??? Or maybe something more sinister???

  29. June 2, 2017 at 8:50 am

    • 69 57andfemale
      June 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Can I be a little catty? Ivanka’s make-up reminds me of the white trash on Milwaukee’s south side when I was growing up in the 60’s.

  30. June 2, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Good morning, afternoon and evening, TOD!

    It was very heartening to read PBO’s statement on the Paris Agreement. I was also thrilled to read of the Obama’s deciding to purchase their DC rental home. There’s something symbolic in that to me. Although I absolutely feel that the Obama’s now owe the world nothing at all, because they gave selflessly and fought against unprecedented obstruction, racism, and staggering ignorance for over 8 years, I’m pretty certain they have very grave concerns about the worthless, small-minded POS presently occupying the WH. After all, besides their own future, they have two daughters just entering young adulthood to think about. So although I would totally understand them just washing their hands of the rotting mess in the WH, and walking away, that’s not the kind of people they are. They CARE about your country and it’s citizens and the rest of the world’s citizens as well. There’s just too much on the line now.

    So to me, and I could be wrong, purchasing their DC home means they’re gearing up to stay in the fight in a massive way, to really get in the faces of, and really challenge and piss off, and help to eventually get rid of the present (lack of) administration.

    It will also really mess with 45’s small mind to know that PBO has decided to stay within arm’s reach of the WH and DC’s movers and shakers for the foreseeable future.

  31. June 2, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Did 45 get his messages crossed? I thought he takes his cues from Putin.

    • 72 Sandy1110
      June 2, 2017 at 9:49 am

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Putin has his puppet do stupid stuff to screw over the U.S., then does his own thing to make it even worse.

  32. June 2, 2017 at 9:39 am

  33. June 2, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I love that Congressman Lieu was like..

    Hell yeah, Kushner committed a felony. Don’t give none of that bullshyt that he FORGOT to add those meetings to his Security Clearance application.

    No hemming or hawing-yes, a FELONY

    • 75 Obama Grandmama
      June 2, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      Isn’t it so funny that they all forgot the same meetings with Russians then added them later when questioned about it?

  34. June 2, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Speaking of a child.
    LarryO reported last night that Dolt45 withdrew from the Accords because Macron hurt his fee fees?
    The Everloving PHUCK

  35. June 2, 2017 at 9:50 am

    A little morning gorgeousness

    • 78 CEB
      June 2, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Girl, you are fierce on Twitter! Love reading your no-holds-barred Tweets. I am more of retweet/comment person at this point, but will be upping my game soon. BTW, I am not the CEB that you may see posting there.

  36. 80 desertflower
    June 2, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Idiot. We must vote for Democrats to fill up and take a majority in Congress….to put the brakes on these ignorant and dangerous people in power.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/mike-pence-climate-change-us-vice-president-paris-agreement-issue-left-for-some-reason-donald-trump-a7769081.html

  37. 81 desertflower
    June 2, 2017 at 9:58 am

    • 82 CEB
      June 2, 2017 at 10:42 am

      I live in Florida and this is frightening. While Matthew was not as bad as predicted when it hit my area last year, some neighborhoods were with out power from 2 days to 2 weeks, homes damaged, trees down everywhere. However, soon after federal help was available. Under PBO, FEMA was so efficient (Craig Fulgate was the head) that you no longer saw negative articles and news casts about its performance. One of my favorite PBO smart moves, was during the time of Hurricane Sandy (I Think), he had a live discussion in the EO with carious Governors on video conference and asked each of them individually if there was anything else that they needed beyond the steps FEMA had already taken. All said no and he had the proof if they, or anyone else tried to lie on him about the federal response. PBO knew he had to have receipts and he collected them.
      The Weather Channel trolled the lies of 45 and GOP climate change deniers with facts and photo receipts yesterday. Our side is smart, witty, and creative. If we add this to being focused enough to stick with issues and follow through to the ballot box, we can turn the country around.

    • 83 57andfemale
      June 2, 2017 at 10:46 am

      A caller to progressive radio yesterday afternoon was from FL. She said they just got revised evacuation plans for hurricane season to take into account the rising sea levels!

  38. 84 desertflower
    June 2, 2017 at 10:06 am

  39. 86 JER
    June 2, 2017 at 10:11 am


    LIVE NOW: House Minority Leader Pelosi holds weekly news briefing – http://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-3?cid=share_twitter_widget

  40. 87 desertflower
    June 2, 2017 at 10:12 am

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  43. 93 CEB
    June 2, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Politico Magazine has a great article by Michael Grunwald: “Why Trump Actually Pulled out of Paris.” Points out the Obama animus, what PBO did and did not do (as refutation against the lies floating in Trump-land) in regard to the accord, and that 45’s reasons for pulling out had nothing to do with what he said, and the GOP’s responsibility in all of this, as well as other insights that many of us know, but others may not.
    Another thing that I have noticed is now writers are putting “President”, often without “former” in front of PBO’s name when they seldom did it during his tenure, and leaving the honorific off of 45’s name. Too late; they showed us who they were long ago.

    • 94 globalcitizenlinda
      June 2, 2017 at 10:44 am

      One thing that you can take solace in is that by using President for PBO & not for the homegrown demagogue, this is something that will bother the petty & racist scoundrel #45. We all know he noticed these things & will get him upset

    • 95 Don
      June 2, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Yep, I’ve noticed that too, I was reading an article the other day and the author kept saying President Obama. It’s like they don’t even want to acknowledge Trump as President.

  44. 96 Dudette
    June 2, 2017 at 10:27 am

    In other, less consequential news…

  45. 115 JER
    June 2, 2017 at 10:33 am

    This land was made for you and me

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  46. 116 desertflower
    June 2, 2017 at 10:33 am

  47. 117 desertflower
    June 2, 2017 at 10:34 am

    LF= Labor Force….

  48. 118 JER
    June 2, 2017 at 10:35 am

    From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  49. 120 JER
    June 2, 2017 at 10:36 am

    And saw above me that endless skyway

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

    • 121 CEB
      June 2, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Even though he was there to highlight the effects of climate change, he had so much fun when he was in Alaska. He breathed deeply, smiled and reveled in the beauty of his surroundings. I loved watching him dance with the children and the Bear Grylls Running Wild shoot is a keeper. The love of the natural world is in his very bones and blood.

  50. 122 desertflower
    June 2, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Thread. Really.

  51. 124 JER
    June 2, 2017 at 10:40 am

    From California to the New York Island

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  52. 125 57andfemale
    June 2, 2017 at 10:42 am

  53. 126 desertflower
    June 2, 2017 at 10:47 am

  54. 127 desertflower
    June 2, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Makes me proud. Small victories

  55. 130 desertflower
    June 2, 2017 at 10:53 am

    • June 2, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Bannon and crew are turning on Kushner. Hahahahaaaa. They’re all a bunch of vipers.

    • 133 Believe Again
      June 2, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      This was always going to happen, the question was who is going first. Remember Kushner is Jewish, extremely hated by many of these nationalists including 45. They believe Israel is a free loading state feeding off the US and not paying their fair share. Jared has been giving cover to 45 for a long time and so, so deserves everything he gets. They were always coming for him, the only reason he is still standing is one word; Ivanka, Remove her and they will destroy him and his family! They are probably trying to find a way to put a wedge between them and thus if he is smart, he would beware of traps. LOL

  56. 134 desertflower
    June 2, 2017 at 10:54 am

  57. 135 CEB
    June 2, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Pete’s photos of our nature-loving president captioned with the words of this iconic song have brought tears to my eyes. Pete loved and respected our PBO so much. He saw the man up close and personal for years, and now that he can step back from the intensity of the job, he can show the world who he was, what he did, and how our president’s greatness is in such stark contrast to what we have now. Pete also shows us that you take whatever you have and use it to resist the “clear and present danger.”

  58. 136 desertflower
    June 2, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Duh.

    • 137 0388jojothecat
      June 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Ed Schultz and Thom Hartman also have programming on RT. ES has gone full on DT/45 I read he was defending Kushner and asking CNN to apologize for accusing Kushner of unproven alleged crimes.

  59. 138 57andfemale
    June 2, 2017 at 11:21 am

  60. 139 desertflower
    June 2, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Good.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-flynn-turkey-exclusive-idUSKBN18T276

    Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the Trump election campaign and Russia, is expanding his probe to include a grand jury investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, three sources told Reuters.

    The move means Mueller’s politically charged inquiry will now look into Flynn’s paid work as a lobbyist for a Turkish businessman in 2016, in addition to contacts between Russian officials and Flynn and other Trump associates during and after the Nov. 8 presidential election.

    Federal prosecutors in Virginia are investigating a deal between Flynn and Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin as part of a grand jury criminal probe, according to a subpoena seen by Reuters.

  61. 140 JER
    June 2, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I saw below me the golden valley

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  62. 141 57andfemale
    June 2, 2017 at 11:34 am

  63. 143 idon
    June 2, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Did anyone see Keith Ellison on Morning Joe? Please let me know what you thought of his appearance. It was both horrendous.and embarrassing. But maybe I have it wrong. He was asked to respond to HRC’s assertion that the DNC was bankrupt and gave her nothing.


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