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  1. 6 99ts
    July 17, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    So now people like Lindsay Graham are thinking this bill is maybe not so good. They NEVER change – Every one of them is a hypocrite.

    President Obama is still looking after the US. Bless him.

    • 7 Dudette
      July 17, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      Not one of them is there to help people and solve problems. They are there to line their own pockets ans those of their friends. Hypocritical kleptocrats, that’s what they are.

      • 8 99ts
        July 18, 2017 at 1:28 am

        Hello Dudette – and later I see the turtle just wants to take it all away – still. They really are first degree failures in the humanity course.
        I will ever wonder what trump has on the turtle. Every time #45 tweets, McConnell jumps. Weird.

        It is however, great to see the good guys winning (without the house, the senate or the Presidency).

  2. 9 Dudette
    July 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Storm is a very good boy indeed! 🐶

  3. 10 Anjo
    July 17, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Hi Don congrats on first, Hail 99ts greetings from the cool Caribbean, Trumpistein gets scarier by the day. Off to catch up

  4. July 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    There is a God!


  5. July 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Trump is still an ass. . .

  6. 17 Dudette
    July 17, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    My take on what Andy Slavitt says:

  7. 18 desertflower
    July 17, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    WTF does this mean?

  8. July 17, 2017 at 11:18 pm

  9. 24 desertflower
    July 17, 2017 at 11:19 pm


    • 25 GGail
      July 17, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      Insightful thread.

    • 27 arapaho415
      July 17, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      Good to have perspective from someone who knows the Senate so well.

      From @AJentleson’s thread:

  10. 28 desertflower
    July 17, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    • 29 99ts
      July 18, 2017 at 1:33 am

      Chris Murphy also called out Pence for being a liar – and all Pence had in reply were old lies about the ACA.

  11. 30 susanne
    July 17, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    ” He added that “in the coming days” the Senate would vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act with a two-year-delay. The Senate passed a similar bill in 2015, which was promptly vetoed by Barack Obama. ”


    • 31 arapaho415
      July 17, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      GA Susanne.

      • 32 susanne
        July 17, 2017 at 11:51 pm

        aloha Arapaho!
        It’s appalling how the GOP continues to frame their agenda around repealing PBO’s successes. Anything to score hits on his legacy– especially if they can get their greedy hands deeper into the public coffers at the same time.

  12. 33 GGail
    July 17, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Stay Woke People and keep up the pressure. And by the way, you can see that what we’re doing is working. Don’t stop now, we’re on a roll !!!!!

  13. July 17, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Good evening TOD,

    As some of you know, I’ve used “understandinglife” as one of my two online pseudonyms over the past decade or so.

    Tonight I submitted a definition to Urban Dictionary. My first submission was “Newstainer” which was accepted several years ago.

    My second submission is:

    Infirmicide, noun.



    The systematic extortion of every available asset from a sick or disabled person prior to, and often accompanied by accelerating the death of the person.

    Mechanisms of infirmicide include creating a plethora of ‘pre-existing conditions’ that either cause the cost of health insurance to be unaffordable or so expensive as to sap a person’s earnings thereby effectively enslaving them to the insurer.

    Irrespective of the mechanism the outcome is the same: the sick or disabled person is rendered destitute and without sustainable health care. And, for those who have family, the outcome is similar economic hardship and the tortuous grief of not being able to care for someone they love.

    Infirmicide is the outcome of current Republican (GOP) policies, as exemplified in Trump’s eagerness to destroy the protections of the sick and disabled that resulted from enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and that are provided by Medicaid and Medicare. The for-profit American Insurance Industry is structured to maximize profit, irrespective of the consequences to the sick and disabled resulting in the inevitable outcome of infirmicide.

    In short – if you can’t pay, you die.

    They request that the word be used in a sentence. The following is the sentence I submitted:

    BREAKING: Today the infirmicide index in America set a new record. 285,000 Americans perished in the past six months because they were unable to afford care that would have extended their life. The families of 186,000 of the dead have had to file for bankruptcy, sell their homes, return to work from retirement, or suffer other similar economic hardships.

    Will let you know if it’s accepted.

    Take care, everyone ….

  14. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    July 17, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Once little Donny trump jumps off the fire truck and realizes the #WeDoNotCare bill went down again, I hope it feels like what I imagine passing a kidney stone would feel like to him personally.

    Not to be unkind, of course.

    And goodnight, TODville!

  15. 36 whenpamelawandered
    July 18, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Keep You The Heart ❤️

  16. 37 globalcitizenlinda
    July 18, 2017 at 1:47 am

    I should be asleep but thanks to these corrupt evil gop scumbags, I am just going through so many bouts of emotions about this Death Bill and wondering it the current status of failing to repeal Obamacare will hold ;

    sorry if I am feeling a need to be very petty. therefore, I want to remind turtle about that statement he made declaring that his number one priority is to make PBO into a one-term president;

    I hope others can take the time to remind him about this. here is my attempt;


    • July 18, 2017 at 2:53 am

      I just wonder how many GOP senators will be on board with the repeal then replace. I imagine it would bring those like Rand Paul into the fold because it would be a FULL repeal. The 2 year trigger might be appealing to some if they pretend to believe that they will have a REAL replace by then. And then there are those who just see it as leverage.

      I hope that there will be enough who will see through the ploy and vote no on the full repeal. However, I’m afraid it will come down to fulfilling a campaign promise. And with the mindset that the GOP seems to have — the need to accomplish SOMETHING – that’s what’s keeping me awake.

      • 39 globalcitizenlinda
        July 18, 2017 at 7:57 am

        I don’t know what these gop scumbags will do.

        if they were not so evil and greedy, then normal people would predict what they would do next.

        for example, “moderate” gop would stick to their stand and say that they will only vote to proceed with a repair of Obamacare and forget the repeal and replace vindictive nonsense.

        but truth is that I don’t know; I will watch what they choose to do and resist as needed

        • July 18, 2017 at 9:38 am

          The closest we can come to predicting is to assume that they will most likely NOT do what *normal* people would do; especially if it requires some empathy and conscience in deciding how to act. The New Testament Golden Rule does not apply here.

  17. 41 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 5:26 am

    I loved this show.

  18. 52 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 5:50 am

  19. 53 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 5:50 am

    • 54 Betsy
      July 18, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Nelson Mandela was born in the same year as my dad, 1918. My dad would have been 99 also, but Feb 15th, He was 94 when he died. He would have hated Trump.

  20. 55 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 5:52 am

  21. 56 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:03 am

  22. 57 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:04 am

  23. 58 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:05 am

  24. 60 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:06 am

  25. 61 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:07 am

  26. 62 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:07 am

  27. 63 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:08 am

  28. 64 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Signed, sealed, delivering. #ThanksObama

  29. 65 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:15 am

  30. 66 No Child Left Behind
    July 18, 2017 at 6:19 am

    If anyone has the address of the funeral of Trumpcare, please post!

  31. 67 No Child Left Behind
    July 18, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Which adoption? Is Putin adopting Trump now? He should speed up the process and deliver us.

  32. 69 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:21 am

  33. 70 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:22 am

  34. 71 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:22 am

  35. 72 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:23 am

  36. 73 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:24 am

  37. 74 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:26 am


  38. 75 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:33 am

  39. 76 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:36 am

  40. 77 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 6:52 am

  41. 78 globalcitizenlinda
    July 18, 2017 at 7:32 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day

  42. 79 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 7:57 am

  43. July 18, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Again, hard to be sympathetic.

    • 81 arapaho415
      July 18, 2017 at 9:25 am

      No sympathy at all.

      This is what you get when you sign on with a #SnakeOilSalesman for personal greed and gain.

  44. July 18, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Well, that’s something positive. Especially since he is benefiting from all his weekends at his resorts and all the GOP/supporter meetings/conferences being held at his properties.

  45. July 18, 2017 at 8:15 am

  46. July 18, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Chief among the critics on Saturday was the Rev. William Barber II, the leader of several morality-based protest movements that have targeted Trump and his policies.

    On MSNBC’s “AM Joy” on Saturday morning, Barber called the now-viral photo “theological malpractice bordering on heresy.”

    “When you can p-r-a-y for a president and others while they are p-r-e-y, preying on the most vulnerable, you’re violating the most sacred principles of religion,” Barber told host Joy Reid.

    The attack is unsurprising given Barber’s history. He’s lashed out at politicians who he says use obscure biblical texts as scriptural cover for laws that hurt people. Barber has extended his disdain to the religious leaders who support them.

    He told The Washington Post that the Bible says little about abortion, prayer in schools and same-sex marriage, but there are hundreds of scriptures that deal with how people should treat “the least of these.”

    That biblical admonition, he believes, should extend to the political debate over who gets health care and who goes without…

    “What leaders ought to be doing is challenging the president — challenging McConnell, challenging Ryan and challenging these senators and others and not trying to appease them,” Barber said. “Instead, they’re acting like priests of the empire rather than prophets of God.”

  47. July 18, 2017 at 8:35 am

    We could have brain whiplash if we tried to keep up.

    Last night’s tweet says to do a repeal now/replace later. Today’s tweet indicates a desire to “come together” to come up with a “great” healthcare plan. In that same tweet, it suggests Obamacare failing which, IMO, infers that he/GOP will be working to make that come to past.

    • 86 arapaho415
      July 18, 2017 at 9:21 am

      GM SWBG.

      @ddale RT’d a couple of tweets from this thread, which I think should go into the #TweetHallOfFame.

      LOL #MAGAdook

  48. July 18, 2017 at 8:55 am

  49. July 18, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Mind you, this comes from Drudge…

  50. July 18, 2017 at 9:02 am

    In fact the ACA/Obamacare is working well. “Obamacare is Not Collapsing, Exploding or Imploding” (NYT)
    The health insurance marketplaces have been stabilizing. McConnell is LYING.
    Even with the Lie, something is better than nothing. “Repeal” and leave a completely deadly hole isn’t better But GOP claims to no logic.
    Motive: They make no excuses for their killing spree. The Extermination Party and its Crackpot Leader just want to see you suffer and die.

  51. July 18, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Fire fighters do no assume the fire is out just because the flames are gone. They continue to spray water to the smoking debris and maintain a cautious eye until there is certainty that the fire will not re-ignite.

    This is the attitude that we must have with the GOP’s repeal and replace. Keep in mind they said the House bill was DOA in the Senate. Yet, there were threats of votes up until last night. The House bill had supposedly died, but was revived and passed, with a celebration party afterwards. It may be a revival of the repeal and replace. It may be a rushed vote to repeal and delay. Whatever form it takes, I won’t believe this is a done deal until it there is no chance that the BCRA flames can be re-ignited.

    • July 18, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Bless you Madiba, you know first hand man’s inhumanity to man:
      Putin, Assad, Donald, McConnell, Ryan, KOCH brothers, LaPierre and the elected Despots who call themselves Republicans.

    • 97 CEB
      July 18, 2017 at 10:23 am

      Trust, love, protection, empathy all wrapped up with their arms around each other. Sasha’s head on his heart, her arms holding him tightly; he envelopes her, hands locked to protect and defend against her sorrow and fear, his head to hers to cover, to connect. Hearts and minds bound together. This is my favorite Dad photo of PBO and his children; his desire/need/ability to be present to be everything that the girls need as a father is one of his most endearing traits. He has a true father’s heart because he sees every child as his to care for and to help make their dreams come true. The ACA that he fought for so hard is a symbol of his paternal love for all of us.

  52. 98 JER
    July 18, 2017 at 9:26 am

  53. 99 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 9:39 am

  54. 101 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 9:42 am

    • July 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Funny how their “Plan B’s (or C’s and D’s for that matter) only seem to come into being after their Plan A falls apart. They put little to no thought or consideration of current and long-term consequences into their Plan A. And now they are already moving forward with Plan B. Their knee-jerk reaction is doing something *now*. How much thought and consideration went into that one?

      • 103 Dudette
        July 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

        Maybe 10 seconds. Cuz we know they haven’t been working on a healthcare plan for these past 7 yrs.

    • 104 arapaho415
      July 18, 2017 at 10:21 am

      GM Dudette.

      Thanks for the Julia Sugarbaker posts upthread (I didn’t watch Designing Women, think I was watching more highbrow fare like Facts Of Life, LOL).

      Hope the sign the town hall participant is holding appears here, because it’s definitely a keeper for 2018.

  55. 105 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 9:52 am

  56. 106 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 9:53 am

  57. 107 desertflower
    July 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Just saying. Morning everyone. We rise to fight another day!

  58. July 18, 2017 at 10:01 am

    GOP health bill collapses on new rejections from Sens Lee, Moran
    Frank Thorp, NBC News Capitol Hill producer, talks with Rachel Maddow about Senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran rejecting the Republican health bill, putting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell below the threshold he needs to pass the bill without working with Democrats.

  59. July 18, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Americans speaking out on health care see another battle won
    Ezra Levin, co-founder of Indivisible, talks with Rachel Maddow about the energized activism of ordinary Americans that have kept the pressure on legislators to not ruin American health care options with an poor replacement for Obamacare.

  60. July 18, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Senator Murphy: GOP health bill a ‘train wreck,’ ‘monstrosity’
    Senator Chris Murphy, member of the Senate Health Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about how big a failure the collapse of the Republican health/tax bill is and what next steps can be expected as Senator McConnell appears determined to avoid input from Democrats.

  61. July 18, 2017 at 10:04 am

    NY subpoenas records on huge Manafort loans from small bank: WSJ
    Rachel Maddow relays a report from the Wall Street Journal that the Manhattan district attorney’s office in New York has issued a subpoena to a Chicago bank run by a Trump adviser over $16 million in loans to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

  62. July 18, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Trump 2020 campaign donors paying for family’s lawyers
    Rachel Maddow shares reporting on how Trump re-election campaign money is being used to pay for lawyers, including for Donald Trump Jr., and attempts to sort through some of the contradictory announcements made about changes in the Trump team’s legal representation.

  63. July 18, 2017 at 10:06 am

    McConnell’s GOP health/tax bill attacked from all sides
    Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell discuss the failure of Senator Mitch McConnell to assemble enough votes to pass his health care bill, and what this means for the Republican political landscape.

  64. 114 desertflower
    July 18, 2017 at 10:07 am


  65. 115 Allison
    July 18, 2017 at 10:12 am

  66. July 18, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Good morning, TODville.

  67. 119 desertflower
    July 18, 2017 at 10:24 am

    From Reuters: What does this even mean??? Should they get the votes?

    BREAKING NEWS:Senate Majority Leader McConnell says President Trump will sign Obamacare repeal legislation

  68. 120 desertflower
    July 18, 2017 at 10:26 am

    They are killing rural hospitals…and consequently those that live in rural areas.


    More hospital closings in rural America add risk for pregnant women

  69. 121 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 10:28 am

  70. 122 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 10:28 am

  71. 123 Dudette
    July 18, 2017 at 10:29 am

  72. July 18, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Can someone explain to me what happened with the Australian woman in Minneapolis? I’ve read the story, and it just doesn’t make sense. What I’m reading doesn’t get me to ‘cop logic’ about why his gun was pulled.

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