106 Responses to “Vice President Joe Biden In Athens”


  1. June 9, 2017 at 11:48 am

    “Ryan denies GOP would try to impeach Dem accused of same actions as Trump”

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/336957-ryan-republicans-wouldnt-be-trying-to-impeach-democratic-president-accused-of#.WTqjzIsSCh8.twitter

    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) insisted on Thursday that Republicans wouldn’t be calling for the impeachment of a Democratic president accused of the same actions as President Trump.

    As fired FBI Director James Comey was before a Senate committee, accusing the president of trying to influence a criminal investigation, Ryan dismissed the notion from a reporter at his weekly Capitol press conference that Republicans would be suggesting impeachment at this point.

    “No. I don’t think we would, actually. I don’t think that’s at all the case,” Ryan said.

    • 6 CEB
      June 9, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      He is a lying mofo!

      • 7 desertflower
        June 9, 2017 at 12:32 pm

        same shit, different day. Lying is what they do. People of WI need to decide NO MORE and vote his lying, sorry ass out.

      • June 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

        If Paul Ryan and his racists bigots could have they would have impeach Barack Obama so fast it would make your head spin. Ryan is a liar like Trump.

    • 9 Sandy1110
      June 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Somebody needs to find the quotes from various GOP House jerks trying to raise the specter of impeachment of PBO over NOTHING.

    • 10 whenpamelawandered
      June 9, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      FlimFlam man. Lynn’ Ryan vyin’ to unseat Gingrich as worst speaker ever. Makes old boner look wise and generous. Boner was smart to get out when he did. He saw the writing on the wall —

    • 11 99ts
      June 9, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      He was going to start impeachment against HRC before she took the oath of office

  2. 12 Dudette
    June 9, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Gotta go! I left a bunch a material at the end of the last post about the voting machine software issue. Scary stuff.

    • June 9, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Yes, that is some scary, scary stuff. So, how do you think the judge is going to rule in that case? And thanks for sharing it.

      • 14 Dudette
        June 9, 2017 at 1:15 pm

        I hope she goes bold and rules in favor of paper ballots. It would be a major disruption, but necessary.
        We need to have faith in the integrity of our elections. If the judicial system won’t help us save democracy then we are lost.

        • June 9, 2017 at 1:50 pm

          Everything you said.

        • 16 whenpamelawandered
          June 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm

          The last voting by machine was 2008 in WA state. Mail-in ballots are immensely effective, I believe, and the system seems to be working well. So much more likely people will vote, and less likely this kind of fraud can be perpetuated. Mind you, I suppose the GOP do NOT want voting to be easy, for precisely the same reasons. They sure do have some nasty karma taking shape. Hope it comes at them, fast, and soon! 🍿🍷🍺🥃🍹

  3. 17 Dudette
    June 9, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    JKR 🔥 I love this woman!

    Excerpts from the thread

    https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/87320813702891520

    https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/87320843060506214

    • 18 Dudette
      June 9, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      • 19 CEB
        June 9, 2017 at 2:37 pm

        Amen, amen, amen. These f**kers from all political stripes are so afraid of women (once we saw them at university, at work and in government, we wondered how these mostly mediocre men have held power for so long (they lie, cheat, belittle and make laws to keep women down) and we know that so many of us are much smarter and more skilled. We no longer look up at them adoringly (which was really mostly a survival ploy) or think that they are all that special and they have lost their minds. Too many of them think that they are entitled to women which is why the number one thing reason for women’s deaths is murder at the hand of men they know. As they hurl their abuse and attempts to shut us up, more and more women are standing up, speaking out and fighting back. I firmly believe that it is women who will finally bring down the malignant 45 and the knuckle-dragging, swamp rats around him. Unfortunately, we are used to being belittled, told we are not good enough, etc. that we know how to brush off the insults and to keep moving. All too often, men lose sight of the main goal and get all caught up in their egos and defending it rather than defending the country (PBO is the notable exception) and getting us out of this mess. Reading JK’s response and seeing what has happened to women in govt. and media (I speak their names: Maxine Waters, April Ryan, Susan Rice, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Hillary Clinton) these past months have caused trauma in thousands if not millions of women (myself included) because we have suffered the slings and arrows of male emotional and psychological abuse by men we refused or stood up to. But, you know, we know how to survive and to thrive; to persist, insist, and resist; and we smile because we know that we are winning, that we are on our way to victory when they come at us so hard with their tired tactics. Women get shit done and we will do what is needed to remake our country.

      • 22 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        June 9, 2017 at 2:55 pm

        EXCELLENT JKR….BEEN THERE..DONE THAT..MOST OF MY LIFE..THE GIFT IS..GOD’S JUSTICE IS GREAT AT PAYBACKS AND HE WILL NOT FAIL!….

      • June 9, 2017 at 4:27 pm

        From a forever feminist and equal ciitizen of the world — wonderfully said Ms. Rowling! By the same token:
        It is not OK for a woman to call James Comey a “F***K BOY”.
        Per one woman’s tweet on TOD yesterday.

  4. 24 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    HOW IS THIS ALRIGHT??

    • June 9, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Damn. This is wrong on so many levels!!

    • 26 Dudette
      June 9, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      That is so messed up!

    • 27 arapaho415
      June 9, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      GM DF.

      I posted my tweets on this incredibly awful situation before Nov election of FUBAR — man, does ICE and FUBAR have their priorities in order, or what (snark).

      The Vice article wasn’t very informative, and don’t have time to watch the video now.

      Here’s more information — unless things have changed since last Autumn, looks like onus falls on Washington (state) judge…

  5. 31 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!

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  8. June 9, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Trump and Sessions have nothing better to do than open settled cases? They BOTH need to go.

  9. 37 Dudette
    June 9, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Came back to post this cuz…
    SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!! 😍

  10. June 9, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Unfreakinbelievable

    • 41 sherijr
      June 9, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      I’ll be honest, these deportation make me the sickest and the most furious of all the evil inhuman shit being done by this man and his corrupt administration. The heartbreak and terror these folks/ immigrants are being put through is cruel, wrong and demented.

    • 45 arapaho415
      June 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      GM Meta.

      See my response to DF upthread.

      As bad as Adam’s situation is, I have faith that the South Korean Embassy will help him and connect him with generous English-speaking people there. With FUBAR, we have to rely on foreign countries media and citizens to help the US out as much as possible.

      Also, to have two sets of abusive adoptive parents is too tragic for words.

  11. 46 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    When you call your Senators, you might want to remind them of THIS

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/19/news/economy/veteran-obamacare/

    The number of uninsured veterans plummeted after Obamacare began, a new Urban Institute study has found.
    The uninsured rate among veterans under age 65 dropped to 5.9% in 2015, down from 9.6% two years earlier, according to the report. The number of vets lacking coverage fell to 552,000, down from 980,000.
    The changes started in 2014, when two major Obamacare coverage provisions kicked in. That’s when Medicaid expansion took effect and the Obamacare exchanges opened. Most uninsured veterans had incomes that would make them eligible either for Obamacare subsidies or Medicaid.
    Veterans eligible for Medicaid expansion — individuals earning up to $16,400 — saw the largest drop in uninsured rates. Prior to Obamacare, some 21.6% of these vets lacked coverage. By 2015, this share fell to 12.2%. The declines were largest in the states that expanded Medicaid.

    More at the link

  12. 47 JER
    June 9, 2017 at 1:29 pm

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  14. June 9, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Wicked, these GOPers trying to sneak this

    • 54 sherijr
      June 9, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      huh, maybe folks are paying attention. But why aren’t republican congress people paying attention? No one wants their hateful Unhealthy bill.
      This has got to be Ryan & McConnel just so stuck on hurting President Obama- and all of us who voted for him. There is no reason to cause all of us so much pain, except literally to cause us pain.

      On a happy note, we are going to the “summer adoptathon” tomorrow at our local fairgrounds and see about adopting a dog. Our guy passed away recently and I miss him terribly. They bring different rescues together- dogs and cats for a huge adoption day. I realized the other day that we’ve had a pooch for the last 25 yrs- and it was only two dogs! We were so lucky. Hopefully a lot of folks will come and all the critters will get homes.

  15. 56 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/dan-scavino-violates-hatch-act

    Donald Trump’s official social media director was found to have violated the Hatch Act on Friday, for invoking his White House position while engaging in a political attack, the Office of Special Counsel wrote Friday.

    In a tweet on April 1, White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino urged the constituents of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) to vote him out of office.

  16. June 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    More straight talk from Nancy Smash.

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  19. 62 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    I believe that I’ll call my senators now and see where they stand on the extremely unpopular AHCA….and ask them some questions. Depending on what they have to say, I will let them know that I will be calling major groups of those they think it would be ok to take healthcare from….there ARE consequences!

  20. 63 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    So, so many are dirty AF

  21. 64 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    LOL…

  22. 65 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    There aren’t enough cheezy things….

  23. 67 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 3:34 pm

  24. June 9, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    • June 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      After reading the article, this appears to be a fantastic 21st Century move when it comes to Presidential Libraries.

    • 70 CEB
      June 9, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      They tried to screw him and he was like, f**k it, I will do it myself so that it reflects what I have tried to do for the community (world-wide) all of my like. At the end of the article it said that the rule regarding funding changed in 2008. Prior to that foundations only needed to come up with 20% of the funding, now t is 60% before NARA loosened the purse strings. Still trying to control the Black man. For PBO it has always been about us and not about him and the museum will reflect that; a living, breathing, modern, organization and design (the original one is out) that meets current needs and prepares young people for a future as active citizens. So proud of my president, who does not compromise his values and is not afraid to do the unexpected, to find a way out of no way to help as many people as possible. Once a community organizer, always a community organizer. I know that his family is so proud of him.

      • 71 CEB
        June 9, 2017 at 4:40 pm

        Even before it is built, the Obamas have donated 2 million for summer jobs for the teens in the area.

  25. 72 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Thread. Embarrassing weirdo

  26. 78 Allison
    June 9, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    • 79 99ts
      June 9, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Not only does he lie – He never listens – he wouldn’t have a clue what they “discussed”

  27. 80 whenpamelawandered
    June 9, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Daughter unit was in Athens last night – gone out to the dive site now. ❤️🙏🏻 Sent some lovely pics!! I’ll ask humbly for you to keep her in your prayers. 📿🛥🎒🌕🇬🇷

  28. 85 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Why would ANYONE believe a word they had to say? Professional liars.

    • 86 CEB
      June 9, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      The request will be ignored and then the members will wring their hands and do nothing about it.

  29. June 9, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    So Trump has said he is willing to tes-ti-lie under oath any time. I bet his lawyers enjoyed hearing that.

  30. June 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Birther-In Chief said: “One hundred per cent” when asked if willing to give his version of Comey events under oath. (BBC)
    Donald lying for 13 minutes straight : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ7_bo74VMA
    Trumputin told close to one lie per minute in speech to joint session of Congress:

    A psychopath who shows no remorse for thought, word or deed.

  31. 91 Allison
    June 9, 2017 at 5:40 pm

  32. 93 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Excellent thread. MUST READ

  33. June 9, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    well then.

    • June 9, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      So, adding the McConnell Russian money laundering….. no wonder they’re fighting exposure – they’re ALL IN ON IT.

      • 96 desertflower
        June 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm

        They are ALL in on it. This stink is deep, deep into the Republicans in DC and beyond….so many dirty players. I hope the net that is cast for them is deep and wide and gathers all of these treasonous bastards up. I would GLADLY spend some of my tax $$$ to lock these sob’s up for a long time.!!

  34. 97 CEB
    June 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    The next real president that we have will have to go on a real apology tour.

  35. 99 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 6:12 pm

  36. 100 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Fierce:) The NYAG will find something slimey under those rocks….

  37. 101 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 6:29 pm

  38. 102 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 6:42 pm

  39. 103 desertflower
    June 9, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Don’t have food in your mouth:)

  40. 105 hopefruit2
    June 9, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Say what you want about Claude Taylor (and his sometimes wrong predictions) but he’s correct about this!


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