123 Responses to “Greatest”


  1. 1 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    I’ve seen a couple reports (Buzzfeed & ABC News) that the seven missing sailors have been found dead. Very sad news, if this is true. May they RIP. 😦

    • 3 whenpamelawandered
      June 17, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      🙏🏻🌏 This should never have happened. Terrible and tragic. 🙏🏻

    • 4 Nena20409
      June 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      • 5 Nena20409
        June 17, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      • 6 mtmarilyn
        June 18, 2017 at 1:18 pm

        I received en email from a friend who’s son is in the Navy in Japan. He said we could share his report of what he did. Things we haven’t heard from the news.

        As you probably know, the USS Fitzgerald was hit by a container ship. Here is the personal side of the story.

        Jon is Deputy Commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, headquartered in Yokosuka Naval base, Japan. There are nine destroyers in DESRON 15, one of which is the Fitzgerald. He got the call a little after 2:30 in the morning that the collision had occurred. By 6:30 he was lowered onto the ship hanging from a sling, as the ship was listing at a 7.5 degree angle, too dangerous to land a
        helicopter.

        One of the first things he observed is that the Commanding Officer’s (CO) cabin took a direct hit by the other ship. As he observed “I have no idea how he got out of there alive. It was crushed. He had to be cut out. He had minor injuries. A true miracle.”

        He immediately took command. The CO was injured and the Executive Officer had only been on the ship one month.

        As noted, the ship was listing at 7.5 degree. At 10 degrees, the ship would not recover and would roll over and sink. Nothing was being done to correct this. Jon immediately ordered that pumps start removing the seawater that was continuing to flood three compartments as the ship continued to list. It was so bad that he was observing that he thought he could actually swim to a nearby island when the ship went under. Finally the ship started to recover. It eventually righted itself as more seawater was pumped out.

        With reduced propulsion and the assistance of two tug boats, the ship then made it back the 56 nautical miles to Yokosuka.

        When he called me, he had started this day with four hours sleep, and had been running on adrenalin for about 25 hours, heading home for a shower and a nap.

        Really so proud of him. Saddened by the seven sailors who are believed to be on the ship in the crushed sleeping compartment.

        • June 18, 2017 at 2:04 pm

          OMG. Thanks for sharing this mtm. I keep waiting to hear how the hell that container ship t-boned the Fitz in 20fucking17. There is so much Naval radar tech, there’s no way this should have EVER happened.

    • 9 Judith Fardig
      June 17, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      Yes, Hopefruit. Tragic news. Happier news about twins born to Beyonce and Jay-Z. Did they have girls? One of each? Boys?

      • 10 hopefruit2
        June 17, 2017 at 11:22 pm

        I’m still waiting for official confirmation about the twins, but this is indeed very exciting news if true!!! 🙂 I don’t know about the gender of the twins, but it’s just very exciting to find out… Apparently President Obama supposedly gave away that they were having twin girls, but no one is certain if that’s really the case. 🙂 🙂 We shall see…

  2. 11 Nena20409
    June 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Congrats, HopeFruit on your First Au ⭐
    Thanks for a New Post.
    Report is that Jay-Z & Beyonce had their Twins earlier this week.

  3. 12 Nena20409
    June 17, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    • June 17, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      I watched the Netflix documentary on Macron’s rise in French politics carolyn recommended and I really liked it. Macron is a very interesting, very thoughtful and very fun hip guy and his campaign does remind me of PBO’s. His charm is genuine and I wish him great success.

  4. 14 Nena20409
    June 17, 2017 at 10:55 pm

  5. 16 desertflower
    June 17, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Was busy watching “All The President’s Men, Revisited”….to say that that parallels what is happening today would be a gross understatement. Quite amazing to watch. I was in high school then and certainly aware of Watergate, but had forgotten some of the finer points… One thing that was different and NOT reflective of now, is that the Republicans then, put country over party and did the right thing for the nation. Not now….or at least, not yet. Maybe if DT gets too toxic they will walk, but doing the right thing BECAUSE it’s the right thing, ain’t gonna happen. If you have the chance to watch it, do. I found it riveting.

    To the families of the sailors that were killed aboard the USS Fitzgerald…as a former Navy wife, my heart and love goes out to each and every one of you. I can not imagine the confusion that the pain that you will have to bear. A country mourns with you.

  6. 17 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Hmmm…..I’ve seen a number of reports, mostly from entertainment sites like people, variety, E! etc…

  7. 18 desertflower
    June 17, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Vote!!

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  9. June 18, 2017 at 12:53 am

  10. June 18, 2017 at 12:54 am

    For real ….

  11. 25 donna dem 4 obama
    June 18, 2017 at 9:09 am

    To all the TOD Dads Happy Father’s Day!

  12. June 18, 2017 at 9:10 am

    To all the wonderful and loving fathers out there. May this be your day of appreciation and joy.

    And I think this will bring a smile to all your faces!! Good morning!!

  13. June 18, 2017 at 9:18 am

    How cute is this????!!!!

  14. 46 Nena20409
    June 18, 2017 at 9:28 am

  15. 47 Nena20409
    June 18, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Happy Father’s Day to all The Fathers in the Globe & especially to all our TODable TODbots Fathers & Fathers to be.

    • 48 Nena20409
      June 18, 2017 at 9:33 am

      For many of Us who are Fatherless……We cherish our memories & we remember & miss our dearly beloved Dads, daily.

  16. 49 JER
    June 18, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Happy Father’s Day Dads. Having trouble with WP today.

  17. June 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Happy Father’s Day to my President, President Barack Obama.

  18. 52 JER
    June 18, 2017 at 9:49 am

  19. 59 Nena20409
    June 18, 2017 at 10:05 am

  20. 60 Dudette
    June 18, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Ugh! The crooked don’t stop!

  21. 64 Nena20409
    June 18, 2017 at 10:15 am

  22. 68 desertflower
    June 18, 2017 at 10:25 am

    This is a ready made ad for ANY state that has a Republican senator! Doesn’t have to be just for Nevada!

  23. 69 desertflower
    June 18, 2017 at 10:26 am

  24. 70 Nena20409
    June 18, 2017 at 10:35 am

  25. 71 whenpamelawandered
    June 18, 2017 at 10:39 am

    http://www.workingwa.org/rights/schedule

    Once again, Washington State, at least in Seattle, shows the way forward. 👊🏼🖖🏼

  26. 75 desertflower
    June 18, 2017 at 10:44 am

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navy-asia-idUSKBN199020?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5946656704d3016bdd74dfbe&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

    Story about the USS Fitzgerald. Note the statement PM Abe sent to US….More eloquent than anything the other guy did/said.

    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a message to U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday saying he was “in deep sorrow” over the Fitzgerald incident. He added that he “highly respects people involved in the U.S. military who every day make a big contribution for protecting peace for our nation and the region under the strong U.S.-Japan alliance.”

  27. 79 globalcitizenlinda
    June 18, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Happy Father’s Day to all and especially to those in the TOD village;

  28. 80 Dudette
    June 18, 2017 at 10:55 am

  29. 81 Nena20409
    June 18, 2017 at 11:02 am

  30. 82 hopefruit2
    June 18, 2017 at 11:05 am

  31. 83 desertflower
    June 18, 2017 at 11:05 am

  32. 88 globalcitizenlinda
    June 18, 2017 at 11:11 am

    homegrown demagogue, his supporters, and group of lawyers really think that he is going to get away by blatantly lying:

  33. 91 Dudette
    June 18, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Well actually (😜) MY Dad is the Best Dad Ever, but PBO cones pretty darn close! 😄

    Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Daddies, Pops, Papas, and Poppis!

  34. 93 desertflower
    June 18, 2017 at 11:27 am

    LOL. How true!!

  35. 96 Dudette
    June 18, 2017 at 11:28 am

  36. 97 JER
    June 18, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Happy Fathers Day to all the dads including POTUS 44.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  37. 99 JER
    June 18, 2017 at 11:39 am

  38. 101 JER
    June 18, 2017 at 11:48 am

  39. 103 hopefruit2
    June 18, 2017 at 11:52 am

    • 104 globalcitizenlinda
      June 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      the President and First Lady send their wishes … and the people respond in record time

  40. 105 desertflower
    June 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Share Widely. SO much at stake

  41. 106 desertflower
    June 18, 2017 at 12:21 pm

  42. 110 Dudette
    June 18, 2017 at 12:41 pm

  43. 111 globalcitizenlinda
    June 18, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    the forest fires in Portugal have claimed a lot of lives. Condolences to the families and friends who have lost their loved ones.

    life can be taken so quickly. just in the last days, deaths that have made headlines include the US sailors, the residents of Grenell in London, …. now Portugal;

    may the deceased rest in peace and their family be comforted by those around them

  44. 114 Dudette
    June 18, 2017 at 1:14 pm

  45. 116 Dudette
    June 18, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I know a certain fake president this applies to as well.

  46. 117 Dudette
    June 18, 2017 at 1:26 pm

  47. 118 desertflower
    June 18, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Giant FU to Americans…but those donors, now that’s something else! Share

  48. 120 Dudette
    June 18, 2017 at 2:02 pm

  49. 121 JER
    June 18, 2017 at 2:03 pm

  50. 123 sjterrid
    June 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Happy Father’s Day to all the “dads” on TOD!


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