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Memorize It. BookMark It. Write It Down.

It’s also on the side bar of TOD. Thanks Desertflower!


115 Responses to “Memorize It. BookMark It. Write It Down.”


  1. 1 desertflower
    August 7, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    🙏

    • 2 mtmarilyn
      August 7, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Way to go DF.

      This is so important!

      I need information about Singapore. My son Heath accepted a teaching job there and is leaving this Thursday. Things happened so fast. He has always wanted to teach overseas. He did in Venzuela for a year then he got engaged And married she wouldn’t go. Now he is divorced and back to his dream. I am so happy for him, but will miss him terribly.

      • 3 carolyn
        August 7, 2017 at 8:32 pm

        I have friends who were missionaries in Indonesia and the Philippines for years. Their favorite city is Singapore. She said it is safe, beautiful, clean, and has beautiful flora. She would envy your son going there. I hope this is a good place for him. Following a dream is wonderful. I know you will miss him. I’m thankful my son is only four hours away.

        • 4 mtmarilyn
          August 7, 2017 at 9:24 pm

          Thanks Carolyn. Guess that is what I want to hear.. That it is a safe place. He taught in Venzuela before he got married. Now he is back to following his dream.

      • 5 amk for obama
        August 7, 2017 at 9:24 pm

        Housing is expensive. Owning a car is expensiver. Clean and lovely city. Great mass transportation. Littering gets you a fine. Excellent choice of restaurants.

        • 6 mtmarilyn
          August 7, 2017 at 9:26 pm

          I’ll pass that info on. I think he gets a housing stipend. Guess that is worth a lot. He is good with public transportation. Don’t think he wants the hassle of driving there. Maybe after he is there a year.

      • 8 Jey
        August 7, 2017 at 10:47 pm

        I am originally from Malaysia which is right next door to Singapore to the north .

        I second what everyone said about the city being clean, expensive accommodation, fab public transit etc … I would add, be prepared for the heat (and humid). For cheaper dining out – cross the border into Johor Bahru in Malaysia. And if your son loves travel …the island of Penang in Malaysia is a lovely place to visit.

        I hope he enjoys his stay … 🙂

        • 9 mtmarilyn
          August 7, 2017 at 10:50 pm

          Thank you Jey for that info, I will pass it along. I am looking forward to visiting hom.

          • 10 0388jojothecat
            August 8, 2017 at 1:13 am

            mtmarilyn I wish your son the best and I am so happy that he has an opportunity to follow his dream. Sometimes things can’t happen fast enough when you are on the road to happiness.

      • 11 Obama Grandmama
        August 7, 2017 at 10:48 pm

        My daughter was in Singapore for a year studying for an advanced law degree after she obtained her law degree. She said it was beautiful, and clean, but overly strict for little things. She left when trying to study for her bar exam in 120 degree heat. She had no air conditioning and tried to use the public library with AC to study, but they had a rule that you could not bring your own books into the library. Lucky me as that meant she spent the summer with me instead.

        • 12 mtmarilyn
          August 7, 2017 at 11:13 pm

          Thank you Obama Grandmama. We have talked about the heat. He does know some of it from spending a year in Venzuela. I am sure it’s hotter in Singapore though. I definitely won’t be visiting when it’s that hot.

      • 13 sjterrid
        August 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm

        All though I’ m sure you are going to miss your son, how wonderful for your son to follow his dream and get a teachers position in Singapore. Congratulations to him.

        • 14 mtmarilyn
          August 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm

          Thank you sjterrid! I will miss him terribly but I know this is his dream. He has much to give. I am looking forward to our trip there. Not sure when but I do know we will be going.

    • 15 cd4biden
      August 7, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks, df, for the great suggestion. And a huge thank you to Nerdy Wonka, the Queen Mother of TOD, for taking such very good care of all of us. And for posting the number in the sidebar so we will always have access to it. I just love the community support of TOD!! 🙂

  2. 16 Roberta in MN
    August 7, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks for the post DF. I will share on FB also.
    How is everyone been? Not on the computer that much right now, I am trying to keep my sanity. 🙂

  3. 17 whenpamelawandered
    August 7, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    ❤️

  4. 18 Betsy
    August 7, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    This is awesome for the DNC to do.

  5. 19 Nena20409
    August 7, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Great Post, NW.
    Thanks, DF for inspiring the Center Stage Display of this Voting Essential for All to Notice.
    Congrats, DF on your Solid Au ⭐ Furst 😉
    GE, TODville Community.

    • 20 desertflower
      August 7, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you, Nena:) You found this amazingly important info from the DNC about voting. So glad that Nerdy put it in a place of prominence for all to see and refer back to. We will need this.

  6. 21 Nena20409
    August 7, 2017 at 9:20 pm

  7. 25 Nena20409
    August 7, 2017 at 9:21 pm

  8. 27 Nena20409
    August 7, 2017 at 9:22 pm

  9. 31 amk for obama
    August 7, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    bbc’s burning question of the moment, would you holiday with the shirtless corrupt one or with the mindless corrupt one?

    covefefe, bbc.

    • 32 Nena20409
      August 7, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      BBC should look at @CNN’s poll numbers out this Evening reflecting from Aug 3-6 on the Dastard Orange Occupant of the WH.

  10. 37 Nena20409
    August 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm

  11. 38 Nena20409
    August 7, 2017 at 9:37 pm

  12. 41 Nena20409
    August 7, 2017 at 9:38 pm

  13. 42 GGAIL
    August 7, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Great find DF. Thanks NW for posting it on the TOD sidebar!
    Way to Go DNC
    Let’s be sure this travels to the Red States.

    • 43 desertflower
      August 7, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      Nena found it:) It was my suggestion to put on the sidebar. Sadly, we’ll need this info

      • 44 GGAIL
        August 8, 2017 at 9:12 am

        Well then, thanks Nena for the find and DF for the suggestion and NW for the sidebar posting.
        TOD teamwork all around 👍

  14. 45 Nena20409
    August 7, 2017 at 9:50 pm

  15. 47 amk for obama
    August 7, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    all the rethugs and the beribboned generals could not put sanity back together.

  16. 48 Nena20409
    August 7, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Keith Olbermann’s 105

  17. 51 globalcitizenlinda
    August 7, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I and others here have repeatedly focused on the culpability of evil pence in the russian collusion and how he lies as easily as his boss;

    unlike most in the beltway punditry and media and most gop, we know that before Special Counsel Mueller wraps up his investigation, evil pence will not be able to get away with his claims of innocence;

    we have also speculated that as soon as the homegrown demagogue suspects or understands that evil pence is planning to backstab him in a bid to become his successor, then there is no way scoundrel#45 will not take him down with him.

    so each time we see news reports of evil pence doing advance planning with donors and other scumbags in the gop, we should just get our popcorn ready;

    those two will have a major blow up either through the homegrown demagogue tweeting or by implicating each other in the legal proceeding

    • 52 desertflower
      August 7, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      I find it strange that some in the media talk about Pence actually running and possibly being in the WH, AS OPPOSED TO JAIL FOR HIS PART IN ALL THIS COLLUSION, quite puzzling…and amusing.

      • 53 whenpamelawandered
        August 7, 2017 at 11:27 pm

        🙌🏼

      • 54 globalcitizenlinda
        August 7, 2017 at 11:33 pm

        first, they have a stereotype narrative they want to push about evil pence – they rarely mention his actual record in the cultural wars and how he bankrupted Indiana;

        hey, they even rarely mention how he violated the email system that he shamelessly criticized HRC for;

        but perhaps most important is that as usual, they have got a story and they are focused on it as an echo chamber of republican talking points and most to lazy to connect the dots.

        for instance, in spite of the fact that they reported on the fact that Dem Congressman sent a letter to him about Flynn, they forget it;

        they also forget how they breathlessly reported about the fact that he had retained a defense lawyer;

    • 55 desertflower
      August 7, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      Thank you, Nerdy, for putting the DNC Voting Info Number in a prominent place. Sadly, I believe that we will need easy access to this number, for ourselves and others, as we progress toward 2018 and beyond.

    • 56 arapaho415
      August 8, 2017 at 1:57 am

      GM GCL.

      In response to your comment about Uganda on the previous thread, I don’t have any response except for these, via Twitter search for Uganda:

      And re: Kenya election:

      I hope this isn’t offensive — please be assured that I know nothing about politics outside of the US, but I think this tweeter shares your skepticism of Uganda’s politics…

      • 57 Obama Grandmama
        August 8, 2017 at 10:26 am

        My same daughter I mentioned being in Singapore for a year spent six months while getting her Masters studying Women gender issues in Uganda. She visited and volunteered while there collecting clothing and needed items for an orphanage of abandoned children who had AIDS. They called her George Washington’s daughter due to her blonde hair. She is the adventurist and loved her stay there.

      • 59 globalcitizenlinda
        August 8, 2017 at 10:45 am

        Thanks a lot for these highlights. Uganda is very beautiful place with respect to the natural environment & ordinary people. It also has a collection of many diverse cultures which give the country vibrancy and lots to share. But it is the dictatorial regime that keeps people on edge, frightened and has pushed rampant corruption among the leaders. So they don’t want to give up power & just keep exploiting the ordinary people

    • 60 arapaho415
      August 8, 2017 at 2:02 am

      And re: Pence — he, like the rest of DC GOP are delusional — they think they’re too “smart” or too privileged to get their comeuppance.

      All from last month:

      • 61 pkayden
        August 8, 2017 at 8:04 am

        Loving these tweets. Pence needs to roll out the same time Trump rolls out. He’s just as guilty.

  18. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    August 8, 2017 at 1:04 am

  19. 67 amk for obama
    August 8, 2017 at 6:12 am

    • 68 globalcitizenlinda
      August 8, 2017 at 7:16 am

      thanks a lot for sharing this.

      Been to this spot in Nakuru many times.

      I am glad to see people lining peacefully to vote.

      Now one hopes that they are allowed to vote without interruption, that there is no ballot-box-stuffing and that ballots are counted honestly.

      Last time, the majority of the violence was post-election when different people think they were not allowed to vote or their votes were not counted correctly.

      I am nervous but hoping for the best

  20. 72 globalcitizenlinda
    August 8, 2017 at 7:05 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day

  21. 73 LDS
    August 8, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Good morning TOD Family
    It’s been a long while. But it is so good to be able to wake up this morning and find you here still keeping up the good fight.
    You and yours have consistently and continually been in my prayers.
    So much catching up to do!
    I will cherish every moment as I embrace all the memories.

  22. August 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

    i wonder if anyone else has noticed something….

    how the pundits seem to skip over the Obama Administration when giving examples of how a white house is supposed to run…when they want to talk about a Democratic white house they go all the way back to Clinton…like there is no more recent Dem administration…it is beginning to peeve me

    • 77 99ts
      August 8, 2017 at 9:23 am

      They like to add a few negatives while talking about dem administrations & they love adding negatives about the Clintons. There is NOTHING negative they can give as to how President Obama ran the White House.

      What amazes me is how they talk of trump on vacation – never mentioning that he is at a golf resort – alone. Great GOP family values – ignored by the media.

    • 78 arapaho415
      August 8, 2017 at 9:34 am

      GM Sheila.

      Since I don’t have a television, can’t speak to what’s being broadcast there, but @cbsradionews does mention PBO’s administration (although usually as negatively as possible, unfortunately — really hate how they choose to present the news).

      Can’t recall the last time @cbsradionews mentioned either Clinton, though I stopped listening to the radio immediately after the Nov election — couldn’t endure hearing nonstop FUBAR news after that gut-wrenching, sickening moment.

  23. August 8, 2017 at 9:02 am

    WOW…It’s ALL the way Live…

  24. 80 99ts
    August 8, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Sometimes the world is so weird. We fine people who DON’T vote
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-08/what-happens-when-you-dont-vote-in-a-federal-election/8786684

    Australia is one of a small number of democratic countries that have compulsory voting, with an even smaller number actively enforcing the law.

    Over a series of months Bost was sent three penalty notices which asked him to pay a $20 fine or provide an acceptable excuse for not voting.
    Bost told the court he did not see the letters and would not have been able to read them. He is illiterate.
    “I don’t check my mail box that often,” he said.
    But the court showed no mercy, issuing Bost the maximum penalty, a fine of $180.
    Before he could accept his fate, the AEC’s lawyers put forward their legal costs, a sum of $123, which was added to Bost’s fine.
    “That was a shock, the lovely Electoral Commission adding their fees.”

    What did Bost learn about the value of democracy?
    “I should have walked in and got my name crossed off and walked straight out.”

    {You don’t have to record a valid vote – you can get your vote & put it in the ballot box without marking it}

  25. August 8, 2017 at 9:35 am

    For all the Bernie Bros trying to smear her, a good thread about some of Kamala Harris’ achievements from her Press Secretary:

  26. 82 desertflower
    August 8, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Here, Jeff! Found the leaker!

    • 83 desertflower
      August 8, 2017 at 9:54 am

  27. 86 desertflower
    August 8, 2017 at 9:49 am

    • 87 desertflower
      August 8, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Seems about right.

      • August 8, 2017 at 10:23 am

        why is Oprah mixed in there

      • August 8, 2017 at 10:48 am

        other civilizations have their own versions of tribalism and religious fanaticism…i think that folks always try to find all kinds of excuses to explain away what is happening today…but what they never mention is the influence of institutional racism..white supremacy…and white privilege….they never talk about how the Southern Strategy makes white Americans susceptible to the lies that gin up their fears and despair

        it started with the founding fathers…who sacrificed black people in order to form a not-so-perfect union…they codified racism in culture and law…they waged genocide on the native American people in their Conquest of North America…using the same blueprint used to subjugate black folks…

        and today we have white nationalists in the White House dictating policy…and degrading democratic practices…voted for by the so called white folks who want to Make America White Again…

        There can be no Truth and Reconciliation til white America faces it Original sin of institutional racism…white supremacy…white privilege…

        One more thing….

        WE have white folks who want to put on a series called Confederate….a series that depicts how life would be if the Confederacy had won-a white Nationalist wet dream!

        • 92 0388jojothecat
          August 8, 2017 at 12:36 pm

          I wonder how the same people would feel if White Nationalist produced a show about how Hitler would have taken over the world and exterminated not just all the Jews but Muslims, Blacks, Asians, etc., as he wished. Then found people from all these backgrounds to be part of the film to legitimize the project. I can just image the uproar especially from the indignant media talking heads.

  28. 93 JER
    August 8, 2017 at 10:17 am

  29. 94 JER
    August 8, 2017 at 10:45 am

    45 HAS BEEN RAMPING UP HIS THREATS TO DERAIL THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IN THE LAST FEW DAYS. HOW HE COULD SINK OBAMACARE, PULL MARKET SUPPORTS.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-sink-obamacare-pull-insurance-market-supports/story?id=49075486&cid=social_twitter_abcn

  30. August 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

  31. 96 amk for obama
    August 8, 2017 at 11:26 am

    40,000 poling stations for about 20 million voters. That’s 500 voters per polling station. Very impressive Kenya.

  32. August 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm

  33. August 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    • August 8, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      This sounds so exciting…i wish that i could be part of it….

      • August 8, 2017 at 2:16 pm

        Just alil bit about this group Inclusiv
        OUR MISSION
        The mission of Inclusv is to ensure staff, consultants, and vendors of color are found at every professional level within advocacy, policy, and campaigns and elections. We envision those who are disproportionately represented in almost every negative measure of well being in our society have a seat at the table to create strategies and solutions for change. Too long organizations and institutions have been working on behalf of communities of color and not working with them. We don’t need well-intentioned ideas that continue to fail. We need to jumpstart professional inclusionary efforts to keep up with the demographic changes in our nation as well as to protect access to the American Dream for all.

        they gathered this data….most of us here already know this….if there were more POC in DEM leadership…would we be having this trouble with Bernie/BernieBros….would the bludogs have ran from the President….heck…would Hillary have had a better chance….hmmmm…it always matters who sits at the table…

        • August 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm

          Here are key findings from our report, which can be read in it’s entirety at Inclusv-2017-State-Democratic-Parties-Diversity-Report-3.pdf

          40 states and the Democratic Party of Washington, D.C. participated in the development of this report.
          These 41 state parties reported that they employ 401 staffers, 273 (68%) of which were White.
          14.5% of staffers were African American, 8.2% were Latino/Hispanic, 3.7% were Asian American Pacific Islanders, 2% were Arab Americans, and 0.75% were Native Americans. 2.7% were unspecified people of color.
          21 states reported having zero Latino staffers, and 25 states had zero AAPI staffers.

        • August 8, 2017 at 3:18 pm

          Great job Shelia, and thanks for sharing this important information. Keep up the good work.

  34. 105 JER
    August 8, 2017 at 2:04 pm

  35. 112 Betsy
    August 8, 2017 at 3:13 pm

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  36. August 8, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I wonder what President Obama is thinking


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