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Way To Go!

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Evening Times: Barack Obama’s Scottish Dinner Event Raised £670,000 For Charities

A charity dinner attended by former US president Barack Obama raised £670,000 for causes in Scotland. Organised by the Hunter Foundation, Mr Obama made his first trip to the country for a speech in front of about 1,200 people including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, author JK Rowling and musician Annie Lennox. All profits from the night, including an auction, are to go charities taking part in the Kiltwalk campaign.

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137 Responses to “Way To Go!”


  1. 4 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 10:57 am

    23 million people – I’m one of them

    https://twitter.com/jstein_vox/status/87463461177049088

  2. 6 desertflower
    June 13, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Congrats, Don! More good news:)

  3. 7 desertflower
    June 13, 2017 at 10:58 am

  4. 8 Don
    June 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Good morning all, I can’t wait to see Beauregard testify in front of the Senate.

  5. 9 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 11:03 am

  6. 11 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Putin’s Coup Against America

    Please read through this. Seriously.
    [click on the image and swipe through the tweets]

    • 12 desertflower
      June 13, 2017 at 11:32 am

      MUST READ. This particular assessment goes to my thought regarding Republicans stealing healthcare from millions…an attempt to make us even weaker. People literally fighting for their lives tend to be subservient.

    • 13 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      June 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      HE’S ON MY FB……………..

  7. 14 desertflower
    June 13, 2017 at 11:19 am

    http://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-nursing-home-arbitration-20170613-story.html

    Let’s say your elderly parent was neglected or abused in a nursing home. In the past, your only recourse might have been arbitration, rather than going to court.

    But thanks to a rule put in place last fall by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, nursing homes that receive federal funding — which is most of them — could no longer include so-called mandatory arbitration clauses in their contracts. In other words, residents and their family members were given back the right to sue.

    Now the Trump administration is trying to get rid of that protection.

    Under-new-management CMS released a proposed rule last week that would rescind the earlier rule and once again make forced arbitration the industry standard.

    Rob Weissman, president of the advocacy group Public Citizen, described the move to me as “a heartless and vile act.”

    “The Trump administration apparently thinks it is okay for nursing homes to force seniors into signing contract terms that give up their right to sue in court if they are subsequently victimized by neglect or abuse,” he said. “It’s hard to imagine a more callous policy.”

    Be that as it may, Pat McGinnis, executive director of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, said the proposed regulatory step backward is hardly a surprise.

    “The nursing-home industry has lobbied very hard for this,” she said.

  8. 15 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 11:20 am

  9. 17 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 11:28 am

  10. 18 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 11:33 am

    👀

  11. 20 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Joy! 💪🏾

  12. 21 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 11:58 am

    So they really just wanna make us a Russian colony

    • 22 Dudette
      June 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      This is some major bullshit!

    • June 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm

  13. June 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Tuesday morning. Congrats Don, 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, If there is a grain of bitterness within you, replace it with pounds of joy; if there is an ounce of evil within you, replace it with a river overflowing with happiness; and if there is smidgen of hate within you, replace it with a mountain of love today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    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 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  14. 27 desertflower
    June 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm

  15. 28 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    No! NO!

  16. 34 hopefruit2
    June 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm

  17. 36 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm

  18. 37 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 12:34 pm

  19. June 13, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    • 39 pkayden
      June 13, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Yet you still see the MSM trying desperately to cozy up to Republicans. Look how many Trump liars are on cable news every night spouting nonsense.

  20. 40 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm

  21. 42 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm

  22. 43 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

  23. 44 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Need to call them about Trumpcare and this ridiculous restriction on the press

  24. 45 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 1:07 pm

  25. June 13, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 6/12/17
    Sessions’ Russian meetings still a mystery
    Rachel Maddow explains what is still unknown about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and Sessions’ violation of his own recusal from matters dealing with Russia or the 2016 campaign.

  26. 47 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 1:16 pm

  27. 48 arapaho415
    June 13, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    GM/GA TODville.

    Thank you, NerdyW, for the Evening Times article.

    From the article, LOL.

    “The Democrat vowed to return to experience ”real” Scottish weather after playing golf in 26C (78.8F) heat at the end of May.

    He said: ”I promise you I will be back because, unless it is raining and blustery, I will not feel I have got the full Scottish experience.”’

    And PBO in a kilt? (Spoiler alert: unlikely)
    “Mr Obama was presented with a kilt to mark his visit but seems unlikely to wear it in public.

    He told the audience in Edinburgh he would prefer a pair of Sir Tom’s tartan trousers.

    Mr Obama said: ”Unfortunately, I have concluded my legs are too thin to pull it off, but those (tartan) trousers I have seen you wear. I think they look pretty good. So I might try some.”’

    😀

  28. 49 ydavis00
    June 13, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    • 50 ydavis00
      June 13, 2017 at 1:26 pm

  29. 51 JER
    June 13, 2017 at 1:36 pm

  30. 53 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    • 54 pkayden
      June 13, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Good for them. I’m not a basketball fan but proud of these men for taking a stance against normalizing Trump.

  31. 55 57andfemale
    June 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    • 56 Nena20409
      June 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      • 57 Nena20409
        June 13, 2017 at 2:25 pm

        • 58 pkayden
          June 13, 2017 at 5:34 pm

          Trump is #1. Trump is #1. #1 in awful polling and he hasn’t even been in office 6 months yet. How low can he go?

  32. 59 JER
    June 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm

  33. 60 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Much needed fun break:
    This young man is under sedation at the dentist. He’s verrrry happy! 😁

  34. 61 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    • 62 Dudette
      June 13, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      • 63 pkayden
        June 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm

        Would be great because it would show that Democrats have backbone even during difficult times when they have no real power in Congress.

  35. 64 Nena20409
    June 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    GA Beloved TODable TODbots.
    Congrats, Don on your FURST Au ⭐
    Great Post, NW 🍸 Thanks!
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}
    ❤ ❤ ❤ TOD Twitter Brigades, Contributors, Commenters & Lurkers.
    We are Family as the Song goes! 😉

  36. 65 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    She’s right. Cupcakes are always the perfect choice. 😁

  37. 68 Nerdy Wonka
    June 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm

  38. 69 Nena20409
    June 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm

  39. 70 Nena20409
    June 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

  40. 71 Nena20409
    June 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm

  41. June 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

  42. 73 Nena20409
    June 13, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Great for De Blasio……He earned his status.

  43. 74 Nena20409
    June 13, 2017 at 2:42 pm

  44. 75 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm

  45. June 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Mark warner is far to nice😳 Time to send in his staffer .
    😮

  46. June 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    So all you have to do is say “I don’t recall” or “I don’t remember” and that absolves you?

    • 78 pkayden
      June 13, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      If he has such a horrible memory, is he qualified to be the AG? Sounds like he has a mental condition which should disqualify him from holding such an important position. I’m sick of this obfuscation.

  47. 80 donna dem 4 obama
    June 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm

  48. June 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm

  49. June 13, 2017 at 3:08 pm

  50. 84 57andfemale
    June 13, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Here’s what the Russians did and continue to do. While the Nero’s in the GOP Congress fiddle away…

  51. 85 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    See? Pushback works!

  52. 86 Linda
    June 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Sessions is going to try to break Alberto Gonzales record of ” I don’t recall ” or I don’t remember”

  53. June 13, 2017 at 4:32 pm

  54. June 13, 2017 at 4:34 pm

  55. June 13, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    II have no words….just SMH

  56. June 13, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Why???

  57. June 13, 2017 at 5:09 pm

  58. June 13, 2017 at 5:14 pm

  59. 108 57andfemale
    June 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Oh. My. God.

  60. June 13, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    John king just said on CNN that sessions helped himself quite a bit today ???
    🙄

    I suggest you all read Laura rozen twitter timeline to refute that notion.

    CNN taking sessions side on this … I saw it differently.
    Inconsistencies …

    • 111 arapaho415
      June 13, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      GA Jovie.

      Or check out @metaquest’s Twitter timeline…

      more…

      • 112 arapaho415
        June 13, 2017 at 5:38 pm

        Or @ddale8’s Twitter timeline (sorry, Nena 😦 ):

    • 113 hopefruit2
      June 13, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      Tell John King & CNN to go back looking for the missing MH370….we saw the hearing and can think for ourselves, thanks.

  61. 114 desertflower
    June 13, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    So he either CAN’T or WON’T do his job!! Either way, he needs to go!

  62. June 13, 2017 at 5:39 pm

  63. June 13, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Um, NOPE NOPE NOPE

  64. June 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Man, I have to admit I loved seeing Sessions shaking in his boot as Kamala Harris interrogated him. LOLz.

    • 118 hopefruit2
      June 13, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Yes, I was riveted during her segment, and loved watching that weasel squirm, deny and deflect…

  65. June 13, 2017 at 6:05 pm

  66. June 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

  67. June 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    That’s what you would expect from a reasonable person. Not a characteristic of most 45 supporters. Apparently not an expectation of the GOP in general.

  68. June 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    He probably don’t recall: But Sessions has had a lot of rehearsal time on body language and inevitable questions by the KOCH experts. Performance illusion and deception is of optimum importance to Trump.
    –The making of America into LITTLE RUSSIA is snowballing and Republicans at all levels in one way and other have colluded.
    –Follow the dead bodies.

  69. 124 hopefruit2
    June 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Heinrich, Wyden, Harris, King. The four Dem Senators who really exposed Sessions bullshittery for all to see… LOL.

  70. 125 Dudette
    June 13, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Too funny: Every time Mom sees Sessions’ face pop up on TV, she says in her most contemptuous voice “Look at that weasel.” 😁

  71. June 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Since President Trump won the Republican nomination, the majority of his companies’ real estate sales are to secretive shell companies that obscure the buyers’ identities, a USA TODAY investigation has found.

    Over the last 12 months, about 70% of buyers of Trump properties were limited liability companies – corporate entities that allow people to purchase property without revealing all of the owners’ names. That compares with about 4% of buyers in the two years before.

    Trump’s companies owned more than 430 individual properties worth well over $250 million.

    Since Election Day, Trump’s businesses have sold 28 of those U.S. properties for $33 million.

    Profits from sales of those properties flow through a trust run by Trump’s sons. The president is the sole beneficiary of the trust and can withdraw cash any time.

    The increasing share of opaque buyers comes at a time when federal investigators, members of Congress and ethics watchdogs are asking questions about Trump’s sales and customers in the U.S. and around the world.

  72. June 13, 2017 at 6:17 pm

  73. June 13, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    And now, for something completely different: WHALES!!

  74. 133 desertflower
    June 13, 2017 at 6:39 pm

  75. 134 desertflower
    June 13, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Share. People need to raise the ROOF!

  76. June 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Remember when Trump ludicrously said: “I was not involved. Honestly I wasn’t.” Re: the Trump campaign stripping out the GOP proposal to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine at the GOP Convention — making Trump looking suspiciously pro-Russian-y.
    Can you believe Cotton’s weasely parting shot today was an attempt to deflect this issue on to Democrats.

  77. June 14, 2017 at 12:12 am

    ATTENTION ALL TOD’ERS: Has anyone noticed that nearly all videos on this site, as well as on FB and Twitter, now carry the disclaimer: ‘The media could not be played?” Most are of a political nature, and most are ‘unflattering’ to Trump. This has been happening to me and many others for several days now – it appears to be widespread. Has our social media been hacked? Is anyone else having this problem? I have tried unsuccessfully to contact Twitter Help and FB Help on this issue. I find it perfectly logical that the GOP would be in favor of silencing our voices and ability to organize – they have seen the power social media wields. What can we do about this???


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