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A Good Cause


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  1. 1 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 11:26 am

    GM!

  2. 2 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Exponentially sweet:)

  3. 4 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

  4. 5 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 11:32 am

  5. 9 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 11:35 am

    🙂 🙂 Lots of dirty deeds …..

  6. 11 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 11:35 am

  7. 12 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 11:37 am

    • 13 pkayden
      July 6, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      We all stand with Fergus + medicaid and not for tax cuts for the wealthy (who do not need any additional tax cuts).

  8. 15 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 11:39 am

    My Forever President

  9. 16 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 11:39 am

  10. 17 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 11:45 am

  11. 19 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Thanks, Pete!

  12. 22 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Sweet. Lock them ALL UP!

  13. 23 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 11:48 am

  14. 24 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Really???? REALLY!!!

  15. 25 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm

  16. 26 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    LOL

  17. 27 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    ??

  18. 28 CEB
    July 6, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I am trying everyday to harness my anger into creative ways that will help to bring down these wicked men in power who are so afraid of women that they will do any and everything to shut us up, keep us down and out; barefoot, pregnant, ignorant of our own worth and weeping. But most days, I just feel like we freedom- loving, woke women should leave homes and jobs, grab our daughters, pull a Lysistrata (from the Greek play), arm ourselves, literally and figuratively, and takedown the motherfuckers.

    • 29 desertflower
      July 6, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      I hear you. We can’t stoop to their level…so we have to register people to vote, talk to people, get them engaged and paying attention….do whatever it takes to make these sob’s irrelevant. Harness the rage and engage for good.

      • 30 CEB
        July 6, 2017 at 2:03 pm

        I know and have always believed that the rule of law and non-violent activism is the way to bring about change, but I have to let my inner rage out every now and then

        • 31 desertflower
          July 6, 2017 at 2:12 pm

          I get cha:) Scream into your pillow then go kick ass doing something positive:) It will happen and it WILL be sweet to rid our nation of these self serving imbeciles.

  19. 32 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Smooth as nekkid baby on a slip-and-slide!
    😄

  20. 40 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Patriots. This is what democracy looks like.

  21. July 6, 2017 at 12:58 pm

  22. 42 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    SHARE

  23. 48 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 1:07 pm

  24. 49 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Paul Ryan is an ass!

    • 50 catrst
      July 7, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Ayatollah Ryan. No more makeup, head covered, hair must be invisible, no more entering the building without a male escort, etc.

  25. 52 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 1:18 pm

  26. 53 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Follow the $$$$

  27. 54 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    This is the spreadsheet for the Republican amendments to the ACA and whether they were passed or they failed. This is incomplete, but informative just the same.

    chrome-extension://bpmcpldpdmajfigpchkicefoigmkfalc/views/app.html

    • 55 desertflower
      July 6, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Sorry. Link is here.

      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/prescriptions/2009/07/this_is_what_bipartisanship_looks_like.html

      There’s no real way to resolve this debate without examining the content of these amendments, and the committee has yet to officially release them. But a Senate Republican source sent Slate a summary of many of the amendments, with a short description of each. (Download the Excel file here.) Disclaimer: This is an incomplete list. Of the 788 amendments filed, only 437 appear here. And of the 161 GOP amendments passed or accepted, we have confirmed only 80 as such. We hope to update the document as more information becomes available.

  28. 56 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    • 57 desertflower
      July 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Hey Rick! Read! Jackass has no idea what he’s talking about, which is why he was chosen by the other idiot that doesn’t know what he’s talking about. What could go wrong?

      http://climatenexus.org/learn/energy-transition/what%E2%80%99s-driving-decline-coal-united-states

      • 58 Dudette
        July 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm

        • 59 desertflower
          July 6, 2017 at 2:07 pm

          LOL:)

          • 60 carolyn
            July 6, 2017 at 2:33 pm

            Oh yeah, I sure want to burn coal in my furnace! Love the black smoke that covers everything. I remember too well the first year we lived in Chicago when my father had to get up early to shovel coal into the furnace, and keep it going. When my mother did laundry, she would have to hang it in the basement (before dryers during a long cold winter) and how coal dust got on everything! The next year we got an oil heater…..what delight! Clean heat! Coming from Texas he never had to endure coal dust or coal furnaces. He knows NOTHING!!!!!

  29. 61 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Pearls of somethings from your Energy Secretary

  30. 63 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    • 64 desertflower
      July 6, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Place is vacant. No nominees for critical positions, but you keep thinking that’s a money saver….until you needed someone to be in that paid position. You know, like if your damn house floats away in a massive flood or gets ripped apart in a hurricane. But alrighty then!

    • 65 0388jojothecat
      July 6, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Nobody wants to work for the moron nor his airhead wife. Funny they don’t talk about he’s spends more vacation and traveling than the Obamas did so far……Grifter in Chief is not saving money when his people can’t book travel arrangements for the dummy.

    • July 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      That tells me that the people there are being overpaid.

  31. 67 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    This is cute. Ryan probably made this girl’s year!

  32. 70 Nena20409
    July 6, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Hello TODbots.
    Congrats, DF for Au ⭐ & Ag ⭐ 🙂
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ NW ❤ Yardarm ❤ Amk ❤ LL ❤ LP ❤ MT TODbot ❤ }}}

    Thursday is relatively an OK Day in MN…..Humid, Sunny & Hot in July 😉

    • 71 desertflower
      July 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Mtmarilyn needs to check in and let us know she’s ok!

      • 72 arapaho415
        July 6, 2017 at 8:49 pm

        Looks like the MT earthquake was about 80 miles from Missoula, and no worries..

        http://missoulian.com/news/local/big-shake-little-damage-in-western-montana-s-biggest-earthquake/article_58beb121-5ae5-5ad0-ad04-f4ab25b339cf.html

        “Missoula Fire Chief Jason Diehl said his department received only one related call. An elevator in Missoula Manor quit working and went into seismic mode. MFD couldn’t fix it, so an elevator tech was called in. No one was trapped in the elevator.”

        snip /

        “Adriane Beck, director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management, said the Missoula 911 Center received 154 calls in the hour after the quake shook the area at 12:30 a.m., a figure she termed “significantly higher” than what would usually be seen at that time of night.

        ‘It certainly didn’t overwhelm our lines or anything. Some people were calling to let us know there had been an earthquake. A lot of people were calling in saying they didn’t really know what was happening,’ she said.”

  33. 74 Dudette
    July 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm

  34. 77 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 2:25 pm

  35. 79 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 2:31 pm

  36. 80 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    WOW. This will surely be Must See:) Ava using her voice for truth. Again.

  37. 81 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm

  38. 83 Nena20409
    July 6, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Then There was No Hotel Booked for the Lying Nyash too at the G20 😆

  39. 85 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Serving his and his Master’s interests, once again

    • July 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      OMG. This man is pathetic. I am embarrassed to have him be seen in public. When can we be free of him, his Cabinet, Pence, McConnell and Ryan?

  40. 87 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm

  41. 89 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    About time. They should all do this. First, do no harm.

    • 90 arapaho415
      July 6, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      GA DF.

      Great article, about one of the few Senators brave enough to actually hold a town hall.

      From the article:
      “Last month, as the Senate GOP was crafting its health care bill in secret, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) faced angry constituents at a town hall when he said he would vote for an Obamacare replacement, even if there were no public hearings.

      On Thursday, he told constituents in his rural Kansas home county the same thing. But Moran — one of just three Republican senators holding a town hall this recess — received a better reception this time because of his decision to come out against the Republican health care bill last week, after the vote was delayed.”

      Quotes from Moran:
      “There are people who tell me there are better off [under Obamacare] and I believe them,” he told constituents.

      “Who in the room doesn’t have a pre-existing condition?” he asked at one point. “Don’t we all?”

    • 91 CEB
      July 6, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      All right, now!

  42. 92 Nena20409
    July 6, 2017 at 3:04 pm

  43. 93 Nena20409
    July 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Especially for Amk 🙂
    My ❤ Nadal ❤ 🙂 plays Tomorrow.

  44. 96 Nena20409
    July 6, 2017 at 3:11 pm

  45. July 6, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    • 100 idon
      July 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      Here’s my response to Sargent. I like him but he’s got this wrong.

      • July 6, 2017 at 4:24 pm

        I did not take it as much that Sargent blamed PBO for not doing enough as I did Sargent wanting [the media] to focus on what *45* is doing instead.

        I do think that “Inaction” is not the word that should be used about PBO’s response.

        =====

        Criticism of Obama’s well-documented inaction is also fair game, though it is questionable coming from a messenger who himself has steadily played down the idea of Russian meddling (which, again, the intel community concluded was designed to help him win) for many months. And let’s not forget that during the election, Democrats asked congressional Republican leaders such as Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to present a united front against Russian meddling. They refused, with McConnell questioning whether it even happened.

        But all of that aside, if Trump is going to fault his predecessor’s failure to act in the face of the intel community’s warnings, his own administration should face more media scrutiny as to how seriously it is taking the intel community’s conclusion that Russia will try to do this again — and what it is doing about it.

      • 102 criquet
        July 6, 2017 at 5:59 pm

        These journalists have always and continue to downplay PBO’s actions and accomplishments and just criticize.
        They now all parrot how PBO failed to do anything about the Russian hacking yet conveniently forget:

        https://www.dhs.gov/news/2016/10/07/joint-statement-department-homeland-security-and-office-director-national

        http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/21/dnc-no-help-homeland-security-hacks-239800

        https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/12/29/statement-president-actions-response-russian-malicious-cyber-activity

        This part of the last statement stands out but is never mentioned. Why is that?

        “These actions are not the sum total of our response to Russia’s aggressive activities. We will continue to take a variety of actions at a time and place of our choosing, some of which will not be publicized. In addition to holding Russia accountable for what it has done, the United States and friends and allies around the world must work together to oppose Russia’s efforts to undermine established international norms of behavior, and interfere with democratic governance. To that end, my Administration will be providing a report to Congress in the coming days about Russia’s efforts to interfere in our election, as well as malicious cyber activity related to our election cycle in previous elections.”

        • 103 idon
          July 6, 2017 at 8:03 pm

          To me, this new PBO narrative is the same as the old birther narrative. I’m gonna push bash hard against it because as I said it is a lie.

  46. 104 Nena20409
    July 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    • 105 No Child Left Behind
      July 6, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      I truiy hope that some of these protesters are here against the P-Grabber-in-chief.

  47. July 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    The efficiency of this WH…brought to you by the one who can do it better than anyone else…

    • 107 arapaho415
      July 6, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      GE SWBG.

      DJT has some nice digs, gorgeous and private (and no media!), so this reporting might just be a smokescreen (an inconsequential shiny object for MSM to chase for “scoops”).

      He’s staying near the Russian General Consulate…

      The only question is, what secrets will FUBAR spill and who will be listening in?

      • July 6, 2017 at 5:44 pm

        Good Afternoon, arapaho415,

        If nothing else, I bet Melania is happy.

        Aides may be breathing a sigh of relief as well if indeed there is less media coverage…maybe less visibility of gaffs and ineptness.

        But then again, we know that 45 will find a way to gain the spotlight.

        • 109 arapaho415
          July 6, 2017 at 8:19 pm

          Hi again, SWBG.

          Did you see how Melania was dressed for 4th of July?

          BTW, I don’t oppose asking professional women to not wear sleeveless dresses/blouses or open-toed shoes.

          A former female boss of mine had the same rules (where our dress code was very casual, but her rule was no jeans, no sleeveless tops, no open toed shoes) and I think it’s appropriate in an indoor, air-conditioned environment — for me, it’s a respect for others who may not want to see toes and armpits at work.

          Here’s the tweet I replied to:

    • 110 99ts
      July 6, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      Also too – no sleeves.

  48. July 6, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    • 112 jacquelineoboomer
      July 6, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      In about 1970, when I was a civilian working for the Navy (and this was spread out no matter where a woman worked), we were all of a sudden “allowed” to wear something other than a dress to work. We celebrated by calling the effective date “Pants Suit Day” – and had a helluva time laughing about it. Oops – one I had was sleeveless. And velvet. And I was young and thin and cute. Those were among what we thought might some day be the “memories” of The Women’s Movement.

      Enter the RWNJs of 2017, as we again pull them kicking and screaming out of the 19th century. No woman should put up with it. Period.

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  50. July 6, 2017 at 4:32 pm

  51. 117 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Challenge!

  52. 118 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Correct. His word is worthless.

  53. 120 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    My senator. My shame.

  54. 121 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    BULLSHIT! They are SO CONCERNED that those with nothing more to give, have to scrape and fight just to get by and have some dignity! Meanwhile, they look the other way and enable massive handouts to their friends and corporations! THIS IS UNSAT!

  55. 122 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm

  56. 130 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    http://www.azfamily.com/story/35827699/phoenix-police-arrest-5-at-senator-flakes-office?autostart=true

    Flake was unavailable for comment but issued a statement saying he planned to base his health-care vote on two principals.

    “The first is that the legislation needs to ensure that those who currently have coverage do not have the rug pulled out from under them,” he said “The second is that the Senate must agree on a solution that is fiscally sustainable.”

    Then he should vote NO on the Republican plan. ACA is working as it should.

    • July 6, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      The ONLY long-term, sustainable model, is going back to NONPROFIT like it was before Reagan broke everything. But that’s a model the GOP are incapable of processing in their brains.

  57. 132 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Yes, please!!

  58. 133 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I have a question for any lawyer here. It seems that the protesters at Jeff Flake’s office were arrested for trespassing on private property. It would seem to me that the local offices of a US Senator are not private property because that office is paid for by public taxpayer $$$. Am I wrong? Since the elected official is SUPPOSED to work for the people, it would be fair then, for the people to pay for that representative’s work space in their respective state…..WE pay for that! The people. So how is that private property? Would love to hear the answer to this. Thanks in advance.

    • July 6, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Pretty sure it’s not private if the public pays for it… of course, it would take the SCOTUS to declare it so, because the GOP are collectively too brainwashed to understand semantics.

  59. 135 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    • 136 desertflower
      July 6, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      Of course, it bothers me greatly that the word, “Constitutional” is misspelled. Yikes

  60. July 6, 2017 at 5:57 pm

  61. 139 JER
    July 6, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Supporters of the rally told Norddeutscher Rundfunk, a Hamburg public broadcasting network, they were not necessarily opposed to the G20 summit, but to some of its participants, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Trump.

  62. July 6, 2017 at 7:33 pm


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