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So. Much. Truth.


107 Responses to “So. Much. Truth.”


  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    June 24, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Yes we do! How far we have fallen, and grieved President Obama must continue to be to know Putin was using the execrable Trump to wreck the US.

    • June 24, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Congrats on first Judith! I miss the PBO presidency every day.

    • 3 catrst
      June 25, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      Not even a part of a day goes by when I don’t think of something related to President Obama. In my continuing activist work I always consider how he would have thought about an issue, and I always carry myself with the respect, empower, include focus that he taught. I find that I am different because of it. Not only different than how I used to be but different than many of the people around me. I am glad to have been so influenced by him. Its a good thing.

  2. 4 Judith Fardig
    June 24, 2017 at 5:23 pm

  3. 5 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Woooot! I love my Forever President!

  4. 7 susanne
    June 24, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Aloha TODs! Read this article and did some head scratching. It’s true, if HRC had been elected, she would be battling aggressive resistance from the right. Not ready to seek silver linings in the DT disaster we’re experiencing, but the hope of a mid-term turn-around gives me hope every day. That and the fact that the Obamas are still on the planet, still thinking and working and leading.
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/06/where-would-we-be-politically-if-hillary-clinton-had-won.html

  5. 8 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 5:37 pm

  6. June 24, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    We know and trust that PBO did whatever he and his Team thought best given the many constraints. He has demonstrated his
    thoughtfulness and good judgement over and over again. Starting with bringing the world economy back from the brink! His very first hurdle.
    And our economy continues to reap the rewards of the new financial foundations and protections PBO set in place.
    What happens beyond that is entirely on the Dicktraitor and his gopies.

    • June 24, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      I agree, bridgeriverpass.

      It annoys me when I hear complaints that PBO didn’t do enough, or why didn’t he do ….. The Slate article/op-ed that was linked in one of the earlier post said it right; PBO had to be concerned about the democracy and his decision on how to act and to what degree was made accordingly.

      But I question that if PBO had acted as critics say he should have, would he have gotten the support that he needed?

      Keep in mind, the Republicans had already discounted the information from the Intelligence Community. Their mindset was primarily anti-HRC so there was no way they would have would have seen this as anything but politics. They already unjustly and incorrectly accused PBO of abusing his executive authority. Unlike with 45, there was no forgiveness or rationalizing. even though PBO acted within the authority granted the Executive Branch by the Constitution.

      As for the Democrats, I often think about how PBO was treated during the development of ACA. Democrats were pushing for public option or single payer. Yet, each time PBO stuck his neck out, he was left out there pretty much by himself. So excuse me if I’m skeptical that they would have had his back if a different decision had been made regarding Russia’s interference during the last election.

      The media???? So busy chasing after 45’s antics or aiding in the HRC bashing that they ignored information that would have called attention to Russia’s influence and to persons who may have been colluding with Putin and his agents. NYT and WP, especially, are *now* all over this with breaking news coming out daily. While I appreciate all of the information, forgive me if I’m not impressed that “journalists” are FINALLY doing their job. Yet even now, they continue to chase the shiny object that they see in 45.

      IMO, PBO’s presidency became one where he could not rely on his party to have his back. His decisions/actions were not made recklessly or in a vacuum. He gathered information/intelligence from the experts in his administration (because he did have people with EXPERIENCE and INTEGRITY on his staff). He got input from his advisers (because he did LISTEN to others). He was analytical in thinking about the potential fall-out (because he did THINK beyond the moment). The bottom line in his decision-making was what was in the best interest of the COUNTRY…not the party…not himself. And, PBO had to be able to live with his decisions (because his decisions had to be LEGAL/CONSTITUTIONAL and not compromise his VALUES).

      It’s easy to talk about “coulda/shoulda” when you are not being held accountable. It’s easy to be criticize when you don’t have all the information…all the FACTS and treat everything as black or white. It’s easy to play Monday morning quarterback when you don’t comprehend the lack of normalcy in the conditions under which PBO had to operate.

      45 and his cronies have made it their mission to try to dismantle as many protections that PBO put in place as they can…thus putting at risk the security of this country and the well-being of its citizens…and never wanting to take responsibility for what they are doing.

  7. 13 desertflower
    June 24, 2017 at 5:51 pm

  8. 15 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 5:56 pm

  9. 20 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Science moment:

  10. 21 JER
    June 24, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Obama Vacationing in Indonesia, Its Importance for Tourism

    • 22 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      June 25, 2017 at 7:04 am

      I’M NOT PUTTING ALL OF THIS OUT THERE BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT THEY WILL DO WITH IT…THEY WILL RETURN TO THE ‘ANTI-CHRIST’ THEORY..THEY STILL HAVE NOT LEFT IT DESPITE EVEN DUMP TRUMP…

  11. 23 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm

  12. 24 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm

  13. 25 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    • June 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      So Republicans want to penalize people because they can’t afford insurance…or don’t want to waste money on plans that amounts to coverage in name only and only inflates the bottom line for the insurance companies?!?!?!?

  14. 27 whenpamelawandered
    June 24, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Beyond delighted our beloved Obama Family are in Bali! Peaceful and beautiful.. a fine place to take a real from the madness here. 🙏🏻🌏🌑📿🗝

  15. 28 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 6:34 pm

  16. 31 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 6:47 pm

  17. 32 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 6:55 pm

  18. 33 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    In this thread Senator Booker’s staff has listed over 100 organizations that oppose the AHCA.

  19. 34 desertflower
    June 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm

  20. 35 desertflower
    June 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm

  21. 36 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    😍

  22. 37 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:05 pm

  23. 38 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:09 pm

  24. 39 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm

  25. 40 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:14 pm

  26. 46 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:16 pm

  27. 47 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:18 pm

  28. 48 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:19 pm

  29. 49 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:22 pm

  30. 50 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:22 pm

  31. 51 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:24 pm

  32. 52 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Hey Bernie! 😜

    • 53 Dudette
      June 24, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    • 54 Dudette
      June 24, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      • 55 CEB
        June 24, 2017 at 9:15 pm

        As the older Black folks say, “something in the milk not clean” which is one of the many reasons the majority of A-A shunned Bernie. Everyone saw how viciously he and his demented followers went after us and why he is trying to erase us from the Democratic party that he is not a member of. We knew that he was as much of a con as that one too many gullible and greedy white folks put in the WH.

      • June 24, 2017 at 9:17 pm

        Something is not right here

    • 58 Dudette
      June 24, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Don’t come for Joy Reid.

    • 62 jacquelineoboomer
      June 24, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Love that baby pic – and the concept!

  33. 64 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    More from Eric Garland

    • 65 Dudette
      June 24, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Uh huh 👇🏾

      • 66 Dudette
        June 24, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      • 67 Dudette
        June 24, 2017 at 7:55 pm

        • 68 Sandy1110
          June 24, 2017 at 11:44 pm

          THIS.

          Ol’ Bernie is an agent of divide and conquer. Dems OUGHT to be smart enough to know that the MSM isn’t on their side.

          When they want Bernie on, it’s to help get the Dems stirred up in a negative way.

          It all goes back to taking heat off of Trump whenever possible.

  34. 69 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 7:59 pm

  35. June 24, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Truth is …..

    No escaping it …. and obviously folk like Bernie and lots of so called Dems & Progressives are doing their best to ensure the GOP is not defeated.

  36. 71 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    • 72 Dudette
      June 24, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      • June 24, 2017 at 8:47 pm

        Before summer is out this so call christian will have kick 24 million off of healthcare, and thrown the elderly, disable, sick, young off of Medicaid and feel proud of what he has done. And give more money to the rich.

        • June 24, 2017 at 8:52 pm

          Before this summer is out this so call christian hope to have pass a bill that will kick 24 million off of their healthcare.

          • 75 Betsy
            June 24, 2017 at 10:05 pm

            I tweeted all of the above in quotes, changing that last little bit to add #notwhatJesuswoulddo Hope that’s ok. It was so good.

      • June 25, 2017 at 12:28 am

  37. 77 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Hey racist asshole!

  38. June 24, 2017 at 8:31 pm

  39. 80 desertflower
    June 24, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Music therapy

  40. June 24, 2017 at 9:26 pm

  41. 83 whenpamelawandered
    June 24, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Okay y’all, need advice: I just RT’d @RVAwonk tweet about the Russians compound being shut down, and instantly my account was locked. I haven’t had this experience before. Do i follow the prompts etc, but why was I locked out?

  42. 84 whenpamelawandered
    June 24, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Okay y’all, need advice: I just RT’d @RVAwonk tweet about the Russians compound being shut down, and instantly my account was locked. I haven’t had this experience before. Do i follow the prompts etc, but why was I locked out?

    • 85 whenpamelawandered
      June 24, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      And I sure didn’t intend to be posting this comment twice – bugger

      • 86 whenpamelawandered
        June 24, 2017 at 9:47 pm

        And two days ago, I was somehow ‘unsubscribed’ from TOD, email notifications stopped. I am not at all impressed with any of this crap

    • 87 arapaho415
      June 24, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      GE MP.

      I don’t understand Twitter’s policy for suspending accounts AT ALL, but here’s @RVAwonk’s pinned tweet, from Jun 13:

      Here’s the tweets she references:

      It makes no sense to me that Twitter would infringe on 1st amendment rights for these tweets — no profanity, no attacks, just her opinion.

      I’ve had problems with Twitter before (can’t remember now what caused the problems), but IIRC I got some sort of Twitter message that I responded to — but I could be remembering incorrectly.

      Sorry that I’m no help on unblocking your account. 😦

      • 88 WhenPamelaWandered
        June 24, 2017 at 10:50 pm

        Thanks, Arapaho, I’ve done the same, went in a read all the info, but all I did was RT, so it didn’t make any sense. I activated the account, and I see everyone I was following have been wiped, tho my scant list of followers remains. I find Twitter frustrating, and anxiety producing.. I opened an account before PBO left office in case for some reason TOD was to close, so I could keep in touch with TODObots. I am grateful to Nerdy for letting us go on, and am tempted to delete my Twitter account. My nervous system is too fragile anymore, and the angst on Twitter is palpable. Bless you, thank you for your help. If I decide to close it, I’ll let people here know, maybe we can exchange emails. That’s it. 🙏🏼🗝

  43. 89 desertflower
    June 24, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    CNN..Anthony Bourdain…NOW! PBO in Vietnam….

  44. 90 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 9:59 pm

  45. 91 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 10:02 pm

  46. 92 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    😆😄😆

  47. June 24, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Duh!!!

  48. June 24, 2017 at 10:14 pm

  49. June 24, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Fact. Truth. For Certain ….

    btw, I have zero regard for Ms Mensch but it’s a mistake not to track her and share what she posts just as it would be an enormous mistake not to track every Trump tweet …. the world is not binary as TODers are well aware ….

    #TrustBarack …. always …

  50. June 24, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    So much beauty to go around, so why are a few rich folk so eager to destroy it since they’ll be just as dead as everyone else if they persist in destroying their only home …. money didn’t exist when life on Earth began ~ 3 Billion Years Ago, but it certainly has the capacity to end ALL KNOWN LIFE, soon …. for perspective just divide 6000 years by 3000000000 years … and think about how small that fraction is ….

  51. 99 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 10:27 pm

  52. 100 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 10:36 pm

  53. 101 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 10:36 pm

  54. 102 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 10:39 pm

  55. 103 desertflower
    June 24, 2017 at 10:42 pm

  56. 104 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 10:47 pm

  57. 105 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 10:48 pm

  58. 106 Dudette
    June 24, 2017 at 10:53 pm


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