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Aug
17

A Father And A President


148 Responses to “A Father And A President”


  1. August 6, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Yup!

    Good day TOD …

    Thank you for your passion and commitment to TOD and America, NW!

  2. August 6, 2017 at 10:38 am

  3. 4 Dudette
    August 6, 2017 at 10:40 am

    • 5 pkayden
      August 6, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      AMEN AND AMEN!!! This is exactly why Sessions and Trump are so determined to shut the press down. But this is a democracy so hell no to that.

  4. August 6, 2017 at 10:41 am

    So reminiscent of the final days of the Nixon criminal Administration ….

  5. August 6, 2017 at 10:42 am

  6. 10 Dudette
    August 6, 2017 at 10:44 am

  7. 13 Dudette
    August 6, 2017 at 10:48 am

  8. 14 Dudette
    August 6, 2017 at 10:54 am

  9. 16 Dudette
    August 6, 2017 at 11:01 am

  10. 18 whenpamelawandered
    August 6, 2017 at 11:01 am

    ❤️🙏🏻📿💕🖖🏼

  11. August 6, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Two of my favorite shows will be ending next week. Series finales:
    TURN: Washington’s Spies
    &
    Orphan Black.

    I’m going to miss them 😦

  12. 21 Dudette
    August 6, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Have a beautiful Sunday everyone. Today is nephew’s 15th birthday. [Where did the time go?] I’m so blessed to be here to celebrate with him. Off to put on my Cool Auntie hat and go hug that boy! See ya!

  13. August 6, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Ain’t this some bullshyt!!

    • 28 CEB
      August 6, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Only because it brought in Yahoo’s from their own party who despised establishment GOP, not because they advanced an easily dispelled lie. But they were all for anything that would impede the AA president. All of them can kiss my ass and prepare themselves to be swept out with the rest of the trash.

    • 29 amk for obama
      August 6, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      last post vanished. what a lying pos.

    • 30 Don
      August 6, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      A real man, a man with balls would have stood up when it mattered. Flake has just confirmed what we already knew, he is a man without intestinal fortitude. He should do us all a favor and not grace us with his cowardice any longer.

      • 31 desertflower
        August 6, 2017 at 12:39 pm

        Morning, Don. Don’t get me started on this ish this morning. The timing of his Come to Jesus Moment is suspicious at best. Up for re election next year…votes with dt’s ideas/choices like 95% of the time. My motto: Watch what they DO, not what they SAY. I have copious emails to him regarding all of this bs. These R’s are scared of what’s coming out about the asshole in the WH and they want to distance themselves….too bad they didn’t have the balls when it mattered.

      • August 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm

        I never watch that crap but isn’t Chuck Todd among those who pushed the birther movement right along himself? Give me a break.

      • 39 cos
        August 6, 2017 at 3:21 pm

        EXACTLY!!!!!

    • 40 pkayden
      August 6, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Flake is just lying to sell his latest book. He had every opportunity to speak out against Birtherism and the general racism in his party. He could have spoken out against Trump’s racist comments, including the anti-Mexican claims which Trump made at his first presidential rally. I really don’t need to hear from him right now.

  14. 41 hopefruit2
    August 6, 2017 at 11:11 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD!! 🙂 Congrats Sir Bob on #1, and Happy Sunday everyone!

    🙂

  15. 42 globalcitizenlinda
    August 6, 2017 at 11:19 am

  16. 46 globalcitizenlinda
    August 6, 2017 at 11:26 am

  17. August 6, 2017 at 12:24 pm

  18. 48 desertflower
    August 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm

  19. 51 desertflower
    August 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Sick fuck. He will meet karma. Note the white privilege being admitted to Harvard. Money talks. Twofer

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/tamerragriffin/trump-asked-if-its-wrong-to-be-attracted-to-his-daughter?utm_term=.uczNL0NAl#.oikqDnqW3

    Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wrote that President-elect Donald Trump once asked, “Is it wrong to be more sexually attracted to your own daughter than your wife?” — but the quote was quietly removed before the syndicated column was published Tuesday.

    Trump was reportedly referring to his daughter, Ivanka, who was 13 years old at the time.

    The quote was circulated Monday in a draft of Cohen’s piece “Our Next President, The Godfather” that was sent to outlets that syndicate the column, a source told BuzzFeed News. The quote did not appear in the later, final version of the piece carried by the Post and other outlets.

    Cohen’s column details the president-elect’s increasingly blurred familial and political ties as he prepares to enter the White House.

    The reporting appeared in an advance version of the column that was circulated on Monday for publication on Tuesday and thereafter. It appeared as an aside after the introduction of Jared Kushner, which still appears in the final column:

    Jared Kushner, our Tom Hagen, who married Trump’s stunning daughter Ivanka — “Can I ask you something?” Trump asked someone I know, about his then-13-year-old kid, “Is it wrong to be more sexually attracted to your own daughter than your wife?” — has lately lost some of this Boy Scout aura. It turns out Kushner’s admission to Harvard was preceded by his father’s $2.5 million pledge.

    • 52 Don
      August 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      The fact that this guy would let a thought like that leave his lips speaks volumes. If he’s willing to say something like that to someone that’s not in his family about his own daughter is beyond sick. This guy is a monster through and through.

  20. August 6, 2017 at 1:12 pm

  21. 60 desertflower
    August 6, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    • 61 Don
      August 6, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      I guess banks need to be protected from being sued for selling shitty financial products to consumers.

      • 62 desertflower
        August 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

        Or doing great financial damage to consumers with no repercussions. Want the banks to be able to run roughshod over consumers again. You know, those “damn regulations” always getting in the way of their huge profits….

  22. 63 desertflower
    August 6, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    bbl…

  23. August 6, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    • 65 arapaho415
      August 6, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      GE Sheila.

      Reposting my response to catrst on the previous thread:

      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

      Another bolt of lightning occurred to me when the Kennedy Center announced that Norman Lear is an honoree this year… today’s pundits need look no further than the theme song to “All In the Family” to understand what motivated FUBAR voters, whether they live in cities or rural areas, whether they’re flat-earthers or Berniebro Dudes (i.e., RWNJs or LWNJs):

      Here’s the lyrics to All In the Family theme song:

      “Boy the way Glen Miller played
      Songs that made the hit parade.
      Guys like us we had it made,
      Those were the days.

      And you knew who you were then,
      Girls were girls and men were men,
      Mister we could use a man
      Like Herbert Hoover again.

      Didn’t need no welfare state,
      Everybody pulled his weight.
      Gee our old LaSalle ran great.
      Those were the days.”

      • August 6, 2017 at 5:35 pm

        yesssssss,,,,

        i have been looking to post this segment that appeared on Joy Reid’s program today….

        Antonio V…i cannot remember his full name spoke about the true intention of the ban on legal immigration….as an attempt at ethnic cleansing…….it was truly profound

    • 67 pkayden
      August 6, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Good for Lear to take this stance. All of the honorees should do the same. This presidency is not normal and shouldn’t be normalized.

  24. August 6, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    No one is here for their ish

    Everyone who pushed this ish needs to apologize

  25. 69 JER
    August 6, 2017 at 3:36 pm

  26. 71 JER
    August 6, 2017 at 3:38 pm

  27. 72 JER
    August 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

  28. 73 susanne
    August 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Aloha Obamadons!

    Here’s some Sunday light reading that made me smile. Hope all are well here, and thanks NW for keeping the lights on. ❤

    https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/low-cut-connie-barack-obama-spotify-playlist

  29. 74 desertflower
    August 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Why on Earth is he saluting a statue?

  30. August 6, 2017 at 6:16 pm

  31. 79 JER
    August 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

  32. August 6, 2017 at 7:24 pm

  33. 82 Nena20409
    August 6, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Happy Sunday to All TODbots.
    Congrats, Doc Bobfr on your Au ⭐
    NW, Rocks!
    Cousin Henry loved his Tweet on his New Puppy.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}

  34. 83 globalcitizenlinda
    August 6, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    why do I think that the homegrown demagogues TV channel is going to be a constant target of hackers from around the globe?
    ;

    I could be wrong but something tells me that there may be who try to either knock it off the air or interrupt the “programming” to stream all kinds of crazy stuff;
    ;

    I remember one time many years ago during one of my visits to the UK, there was a news report of someone who interrupted live programing in either GB or one of the nations of the EU.

    ;

    The dude drove around the city while streaming (sexually explicit?) material directly into the live TV feed. the content went out live to all the households that had tuned into that channel. it took a while to locate and apprehend this guy.

    ;

    in the case of the homegrown demagogue, what if people decide to stream a summary of all his corrupt deals to the followers who have tuned in and are choosing to ignore what is being discovered by journalists and investigators almost every day.

  35. August 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm

  36. 90 JER
    August 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm

  37. August 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm

  38. August 6, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Alt-Left, Alt-Right …. it’s all the same old propaganda shit being spread by Kremlin bots ….

  39. August 6, 2017 at 8:44 pm

  40. 95 Nena20409
    August 6, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    If there is one consistent thread through Mr. Trump’s political career, it is his overt connection to white resentment and white nationalism. Mr. Trump’s fixation on Barack Obama’s birth certificate gave him the white nationalist street cred that no other Republican candidate could match, and that credibility has sustained him in office — no amount of scandal or evidence of incompetence will undermine his followers’ belief that he, and he alone, could Make America White Again.

    The guiding principle in Mr. Trump’s government is to turn the politics of white resentment into the policies of white rage — that calculated mechanism of executive orders, laws and agency directives that undermines and punishes minority achievement and aspiration. No wonder that, even while his White House sinks deeper into chaos, scandal and legislative mismanagement, Mr. Trump’s approval rating among whites (and only whites) has remained unnaturally high. Washington may obsess over Obamacare repeal, Russian sanctions and the debt ceiling, but Mr. Trump’s base sees something different — and, to them, inspiring.

    • 96 Nena20409
      August 6, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      The so-called Election Integrity Commission falls in the same category. It is a direct response to the election of Mr. Obama as president. Despite the howls from Mr. Trump and the Republicans, there was no widespread voter fraud then or now. Instead, what happened was that millions of new voters, overwhelmingly African-American, Hispanic and Asian, cast the ballots that put a black man in the White House. The punishment for participating in democracy has been a rash of voter ID laws, the purging of names from the voter rolls, redrawn district boundaries and closed and moved polling places.

  41. 98 Nena20409
    August 6, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I don’t visit Trump’s Twitter account so, I have zero knowledge of what they speak.

    • 99 globalcitizenlinda
      August 6, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      from the follow up comments, the homegrown demagogue’s team set up fake twitter accounts which served at least two purposes

      (a) scam people of their money through dubious sales of his merchandise;

      (b) use stock photos and elaborate followers to pretend to be African American (and probably other groups he oppresses) to endorse his message and use gop phrases to attack Democrats as “exploiters of minorities”;

      these accounts were exposed as fake or bots

  42. 101 Nena20409
    August 6, 2017 at 9:39 pm

  43. 102 Nena20409
    August 6, 2017 at 9:40 pm

  44. 103 Nena20409
    August 6, 2017 at 9:57 pm

  45. 105 globalcitizenlinda
    August 6, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    we all know that for Democrats to win at all levels and types of office is going to take all hands on deck;
    ;

    winning will require the committed participation of everyone who values sustainable and equitable socio-economic development to overcome the gerrymandering, voter suppression, lies and propaganda, russian interference, and other obstructions;
    ;

    i was checking the calendar and I notice that we have just over 458 days left to the midterm;
    ;

    yes, there are other special and off-year elections that also need our very strong participation before the midterm election;
    ;

    so what if each member of the resistance committed to registering just one voter per day (or per week) during the time between now and election day. imagine the number of voters we could have in those states where there is no automatic voter-registration;
    ;

    if other voter lack voter-identification then we ask for people who can to make a small monetary contribution to a fund which can assist as many of these as possible to get their identification;
    ;

    ps, I am against voter identification laws but I recognize that as legal minds continue to fight these laws to be struck down, we should do all we can to help those who want to register but lack the resources to do so;

    ;

    thought that it would not do any harm to put this idea out there ……

    ;

    • August 7, 2017 at 9:26 am

      i like this idea of registering i voter/day…will extend mine to 1 voter/week…good goal…perhaps i will be able to Reclaim my time…my power…my energy..Right On

    • 107 Betsy
      August 7, 2017 at 11:04 am

      I like this too, also a place where we can donate to help those to get ID’s who can’t afford it. I wish Democrats would set this in motion because I think there’s a lot of us who would help our fellow Americans be able to get their IDs so they could vote.

  46. 108 desertflower
    August 6, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Aren’t we great!

  47. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    August 6, 2017 at 10:31 pm

  48. 110 jacquelineoboomer
    August 6, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Cool. Watching a Smithsonian Channel documentary called “Aerial Ireland,” where they mention Cousin Henry and the President and First Lady’s visit to his ancestral home! #44IsEverywhereAndILikeIt

  49. 111 JER
    August 6, 2017 at 10:45 pm

  50. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    August 6, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I hope he never gets 45 alone in a room!

  51. 113 whenpamelawandered
    August 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    ❤️ {{{ TOD }}} ❤️

  52. August 6, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Goodnight TOD …

  53. 115 carla4obama
    August 6, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    For Jeff Flake

  54. 117 globalcitizenlinda
    August 6, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    from the follow up comments, the homegrown demagogue’s team set up fake twitter accounts which served at least two purposes
    (a) scam people of their money through dubious sales of his merchandise;
    (b) use stock photos and elaborate followers to pretend to be African American (and probably other groups he oppresses) to endorse his message and use gop phrases to attack Democrats as “exploiters of minorities”;
    these accounts were exposed as fake or bots

    • 118 globalcitizenlinda
      August 6, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      and the personal account of the homegrown demagogue is then retweeting the tweets from these fake accounts and personally thanking them;

      so these fake endorsement messages are going to all those accounts that follow him;

      one can bet that this is the work of someone like banon or his Russian supporters because there is not enough proof that his ignorant mind could come out with and execute this without expert/professional help;

      man, these scumbags cannot stop … their actions and words have to be watched every second;

  55. 119 globalcitizenlinda
    August 7, 2017 at 7:08 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day and workweek

  56. 120 globalcitizenlinda
    August 7, 2017 at 7:12 am
  57. 122 globalcitizenlinda
    August 7, 2017 at 7:37 am

    if you had not yet had a moment to listen to the NFL Hall of Fame induction speech of Mr. LaDainian Tomlinson then please take a few minutes to listen.

    It is posted in a clip above and it will be well-worth your time.

    can you please share it to others who have not had a chance to click and listen.

  58. August 7, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Good morning all. Rainy here and likely will be off and on most of the week. Dreary. Dislike those days. Makes what is happening in/to our country even more depressing. First day of school here. UGH! If I were still teaching, I would REALLY dislike this school calendar. Oh well, bless all the teachers, students and parents.

    • 124 Don
      August 7, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Rainy down here in Austin as well. We start school down here in two weeks, I can’t wait, the only time I get peace and quiet is when school is in.

    • 125 Betsy
      August 7, 2017 at 11:07 am

      Sorry about the rain, my school district has school starting Aug 28th, so I still have a couple of weeks to go.

  59. August 7, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Remember when Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and them, all lost their ish over TPP? Yeah.

    • 127 Don
      August 7, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Especially Warren and Sanders, those two had an anti-Obama initiative. Everything President Obama tried to accomplish those two were against it.

  60. 128 JER
    August 7, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  61. 129 JER
    August 7, 2017 at 8:28 am

  62. 131 JER
    August 7, 2017 at 8:43 am

  63. 132 ydavis00
    August 7, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Just felt like posting it

  64. 134 desertflower
    August 7, 2017 at 10:08 am

  65. August 7, 2017 at 10:16 am

  66. August 7, 2017 at 10:20 am

    wow..

    • 137 Dudette
      August 7, 2017 at 10:43 am

      They’re coming at him from all sides. Good!

    • 138 arapaho415
      August 7, 2017 at 11:17 am

      GM Sheila.

      Glad to hear this.

      I expressed concern over the weekend w/ the Federal Grand Jury investigations — glad they’re involved, but concerned about GOP crowing about having Koch-control of 34 state Governors, enough to convene a Constitutional Convention and institute Koch/Mercer/ALEC rule.

      Schneiderman’s RICO indictments will hopefully slow the Koch agenda down.

  67. 139 desertflower
    August 7, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Not mincing words. I like that.

    • 140 Dudette
      August 7, 2017 at 10:45 am

  68. August 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

  69. 143 Dudette
    August 7, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Good Morning & Happy Monday, Family!

  70. 144 Dudette
    August 7, 2017 at 10:55 am

  71. 145 Dudette
    August 7, 2017 at 10:58 am

  72. 146 Dudette
    August 7, 2017 at 10:59 am

    😍

  73. 147 Dudette
    August 7, 2017 at 11:28 am

  74. 148 Dudette
    August 7, 2017 at 11:28 am


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