127 Responses to “Playing Golf With POTUS”


  1. 1 Don
    August 12, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Good morning TOD!

  2. 6 No Child Left Behind
    August 12, 2017 at 10:05 am

  3. 7 desertflower
    August 12, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Randy lost some weight!

  4. 12 No Child Left Behind
    August 12, 2017 at 10:12 am

  5. 13 desertflower
    August 12, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Lesson for the Day. Month.Year.Infinity.

  6. 15 desertflower
    August 12, 2017 at 10:15 am

  7. August 12, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Oh, yes.

  8. August 12, 2017 at 10:25 am

    And President Obama is the best at golf, too. Hmm hmm hmmmmmm.

  9. August 12, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Right here, right now.

  10. 21 Nerdy Wonka
    August 12, 2017 at 10:36 am

    These news outlets and magazine profile pieces think they’re being cute by calling them “alt-right.” They are white supremacists. They are Nazis. They are the scum of the earth. Show them. Name them. Shame them.

  11. August 12, 2017 at 10:56 am

  12. August 12, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I thank God I don’t live in a place where disgusting sick men walk around like this.

  13. August 12, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Thanks to Donald J.Trump, and those who elected him. Is why you see the racism release of those hate groups in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  14. 27 JER
    August 12, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  15. August 12, 2017 at 11:21 am

    what i find fascinating is that there does not seem to be any blk folks among the so called counter protesters…the counter protesters coalition was made up of several group….the clergy has black members…but from the pictures being shown on Am Joy…there was no blk presence..

    • 30 CEB
      August 12, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      Black people have no power, no protection, and are not the ones causing trouble. A-A cannot fight racism/terrorism because much of the law enforcement persecutes them and will not protect them or convict those who hurt and kill them, indeed they are among this group. White people have to confront the evil that is raised up among them. If white people are being shown fighting back, cops, etc. are less likely to use force against them and if they do, they have more recourse in the courts than Black people. Furthermore, the federal govt. especially the DOJ has been taken over by racists/white nationalist so we have no allies. It is more than tie for white people who benefit from privilege stand up and say no more. It is a fight for survival every time Black folk leave home. We are not even safe in our own churches. Let those who have the real power to bring about change show who they are and let their actions reflect what they say. We showed up at the ballot box, in the face of voter suppression, threats, Russian interference, and privileged white people who threw away their votes or refused to vote at all, and let our voices be known. Go back and look at the stats of who voted for whom and what percentages in 2016 before there are any questions about why Black people are not showing up in scenes like this. Nothing that we do is ever enough.

      • August 12, 2017 at 12:25 pm

        I did not note that there was not much of a blk presence as a criticism…just an observation….i never believe that these kind of counter marches are about blk people or racism at all….i think that there are provocateurs among the counter protesters to incite violence

    • 34 Don
      August 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Protesting while black is as dangerous as driving while black or shopping while back or talking while black or baking cookies while black or changing diapers while black or day-dreaming while black or sitting on your front or back porch while black or depositing a check in the bank while black or cashing a check at a bank while black or being in the vicinity of a bank while black or being black while black. Whenever black faces show up at protest usually the rules of engagement are thrown out the window. Sheila, I don’t mean to be flippant, but last night while watching this spectacle take place I could only think about my eleven year old son and all the madness he will have to face in his life as he gets older. I’m not worried about myself because whatever happens to me, just happens. But for something to happen to my sweet precious son is something that I nor my wife could bare. Even when I let my son go out to ride his bike with his friends I’m on pins and needles until he comes back home, and his friends only live two houses down. This is black folks daily existence, well the ones that are conscious of the African America experience here in America, it is enough to drive you insane. I’m surprised that black people aren’t all in group therapy. I’m not saying we live in constant fear, but we do have a level of understanding that other people can’t begin to fathom. I mean I could sit up here and discuss the history of the African American in America and all the byproducts of that history and the psyche of America when it comes to African Americans. I mean just off the top of my head I can discuss with you the psychological chains that have imprisoned both black and white people. This bullshit permeates every aspect of our lives as African Americans, just the day to day shit that we do through. I’m not saying other people don’t have problems, but ain’t nobody marching down the street in the middle of the night with fucking torches against them. Torches, fucking torches, and you want me to mentally process that shit and keep it moving. I’ve never seen the words to the song “We shall overcome” but I know those words by heart. Why do black people have to know that song? Why are black people forced to keep singing that song? After all this fucking brutality from the moment we got off the fucking boat we are still holding hands and singing songs. No other group in America has had to sing songs about overcoming some shit. When do we finally overcome? Anyway those are my thoughts for the day.

      • August 12, 2017 at 12:34 pm

        i feel you very much Don…i have been in this state of shock for a long time…it abated somewhat with the election and re-election of President Obama…many of us knew what was going to happen under a Trump administration…but i don’t thing i fully knew the impact that it would have on me…the pain that i feel…the despair that sometime grabs me around the edges…sometimes i cry…like i am doing now…but i have to swallow it….buck it up…because if i give into the darkness i might be lost….

        Strength…Courage…Perseverance

      • 36 desertflower
        August 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

        Tears. I am ashamed. My heart hurts and I don’t want to be lumped in with anyone that made you feel this way. I don’t. Ever. White people need to ALL own this shame and make amends. If they can’t, then they must teach others. Reach one, teach one. Literally, I’m sobbing.

        • 37 jacquelineoboomer
          August 12, 2017 at 10:29 pm

          I’m with you, df, although I have no words. I’m just furious and heartbroken at the same time.

        • 38 Obama Grandmama
          August 13, 2017 at 1:49 am

          I am ashamed of my white 15/16ths and embrace my 1/16th quantum Native American side. I feel blessed that it is enough to get me on the rolls and allow me to live on tribal land. I hate being lumped in with KKKs and racists because of how I look instead of what is in my heart.

    • 39 arapaho415
      August 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      GA Sheila.

      UVA is one of the few college campuses I’ve been to (a former boyfriend is a UVA graduate, and understandably has great love for the place — he was lucky enough to have had a “lawn” residency, a prized honor there).

      It’s been 20 years since I’ve been there, but it’s nestled in Virginia thoroughbred territory (think Christopher Reeves — large, lush properties), and no major population centers nearby. A beautiful, historic, campus, and as a Californian, I was completely oblivious to the central role Virginia played in the Civil War.

      When I visited, I didn’t see many African Americans, either on campus or in Charlottesville (saw far more Asian Americans than African Americans).

      Wikipedia says 19% of Charlottesville’s population is African American, and this site says that 6% of UVA students are African American.
      https://www.collegefactual.com/colleges/university-of-virginia-main-campus/student-life/diversity/

      P.S. Before dating that boyfriend, the only time I had heard of Charlottesville before was on an episode of “The Waltons” TV show, a reference to going to town for some reason or event (don’t remember what now).

  16. August 12, 2017 at 11:24 am

  17. 41 amk for obama
    August 12, 2017 at 11:31 am

    the first and the second will be the death of us of a.

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  20. 45 Nerdy Wonka
    August 12, 2017 at 11:37 am

  21. 46 desertflower
    August 12, 2017 at 11:41 am

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  23. 48 carolyn
    August 12, 2017 at 11:47 am

    This morning’s news has twisted my insides like little else in my long life. My parents lived through the Nazi rallies in the U.S. in the 30s, and I know they never expected this to happen in our country. Neither did I.
    For several years I used the novel “Night” by Elie Wiesel as part of my freshman Composition course. It was an eye opener for my young students. As part of that unit, I showed the film “Triumph of the Will” directed by Leni Reifenstahl and used as propaganda by Hitler. It glorified the Nuremberg rally of 1934. Much of that rally was at night, with torches being carried in parades. This similarity is too awful. Night rallies are a tool of Nazis, and used to horrible psychological effect. These white males….and females…?? are absolutely evil. There is no nicer word.
    Trump has opened Pandora’s box and let all the evils of the universe out with this horrible result. Who was it that said “I fear for my country when I reflect that God is just.” That’s how I feel today.

  24. August 12, 2017 at 11:49 am

  25. 50 amk for obama
    August 12, 2017 at 11:49 am

    All that bomb, bomb, rhetoric is the chaff to cover up the underlying corruption and looting of the treasury for the turd’s wealth.

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  27. August 12, 2017 at 11:52 am

    it is my fervent Hope that it does….but it won’t if we do not work towards TRUTH and Reconciliation…

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  29. 54 globalcitizenlinda
    August 12, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Here is some activity (#GalvanizeOhio) taking place in my hood that is focused on mobilizing women to get more involved in politics ;
    ;

    Columbus, like Cleveland is a city that is dominated by Democrats and are the two areas where most Democratic votes come;

    ;

    Cincinnati, being closer to West Virginia, is often a toss-up that slightly tends Dem. it is usually the one big city that often keeps the state chewing their nails with nervousness;

    ;

    Rep Joyce Beaty is my congresswoman;

    ;

    it is great to see such effort happening here in Columbus AND including women leaders and activists from ALL parts of Ohio;

    ;

  30. 61 JER
    August 12, 2017 at 11:58 am

  31. 62 JER
    August 12, 2017 at 12:01 pm

  32. August 12, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I want to share some good and uplifting news. A young woman here in Knoxville created an organization 12 years ago called Girls Inc. Every August, the organization has a gala (fund raiser). (Disclaimer: The young woman who heads it is one of our praise& worship singers; so is her husband; few of the people on her Board are church members.) Her Facebook page is full of posts and pictures of the night–young girls stories of how the organization has changed their lives, stories from their parents and teachers. I’ve read all the posts and been brought to tears. I’m going to share the post her husband wrote. I think it sums up the best what Dee Dee and her organization are achieving and the huge difference they are making in the lives of hundreds/thousands of young AA girls in our community.

    My wife, almost 12 years ago, had a vision to mentor young girls and provide a safe space for them. Hundreds have come through this program but none have remained the same. Tears are welling in my eyes as I think of the stories I hear of how one after the other they experience breakthrough in group sessions or the one on one mentoring the organization offers. I remember the nights she’s cried because she wasn’t sure people understood what she was trying to create. Denetria Danielle Moore I think the world is finally coming to understand what you are building. I saw the future tonight in the eyes of young girls who proudly “WORKED” the runway tonight. Our future was on display. Girl Talk, Inc is literally changing the world one life at a time and I have a front row seat at the unveiling. Dee Dee, Janea Peterson, and every woman who labors with this organization, I thank you for laying the foundation for strong women who will soon create a strong world.

    Wow, just reread this and teared up again.

  33. 66 Nerdy Wonka
    August 12, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    • August 12, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      I could not and did not watch the inauguration. But every photo and piece of video I’ve seen of FLOTUS that day indicates to me that she was sick to her stomach, as were we. You could see it in her eyes, in her jaw, in her posture. I hate that she had to get through that day in that place. What a travesty.

  34. August 12, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I love this guy. So glad he’s on twitter.

  35. 69 No Child Left Behind
    August 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm

  36. 70 Don
    August 12, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    This is to everyone here at TOD, sometimes when I write stuff its just a way of venting among people that I like conversing with. I mean no disrespect to anyone here.

    • August 12, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      We gotchu, Don. And we appreciate you very much.

      To be honest, I’d be lost in many ways without the sanity of TODville. It’s like how we were used to checking in with President Obama every morning as a sort of touchstone of decency. It’s something we rely upon even if we don’t consciously know it.

      • 72 mtmarilyn
        August 12, 2017 at 3:14 pm

        I agree Meta. Thank goodness for TOD! We know this is a safe place for us to come and be safe and to vent when we need to. I so appreciate all who come here. Don your insights are so valuable. Please continue.

  37. 73 globalcitizenlinda
    August 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm

  38. 74 No Child Left Behind
    August 12, 2017 at 12:37 pm

  39. 75 Don
    August 12, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    And this is the same system that allows a group of racist to march down the street with torches but will blackball Colin Kaepernick out of football.

  40. 77 No Child Left Behind
    August 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm

  41. 78 JER
    August 12, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    LIVESTREAM HERE: http://www.wusa9.com/news/federal-judge-allows-alt-right-rally-to-go-ahead-as-planned/463858225

  42. August 12, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    This thread right here:

  43. August 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Quick, somebody get Kendall Jenner to Charlottesville with a Pepsi!!!!

    • August 12, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      You HAVE to tweet this!

      • August 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm

        I don’t have twitter, go forth and tweet.

        • 84 Don
          August 12, 2017 at 1:05 pm

          You don’t have twitter, good god! how will you know when Trump launches the nukes?

            • August 12, 2017 at 1:44 pm

              If
              BY RUDYARD KIPLING

              If you can keep your head when all about you
              Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
              If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
              But make allowance for their doubting too;
              If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
              Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
              Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
              And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

              If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
              If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
              If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
              And treat those two impostors just the same;
              If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
              Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
              Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
              And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

              If you can make one heap of all your winnings
              And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
              And lose, and start again at your beginnings
              And never breathe a word about your loss;
              If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
              To serve your turn long after they are gone,
              And so hold on when there is nothing in you
              Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

              If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
              Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
              If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
              If all men count with you, but none too much;
              If you can fill the unforgiving minute
              With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
              Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
              And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

          • August 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm

            I’ll just watch Chump TV, he hijacks every news cycle and has since this shitstorm started with the announcement of his campaign.

  44. 89 JER
    August 12, 2017 at 12:50 pm

  45. 91 JER
    August 12, 2017 at 12:54 pm

  46. 92 No Child Left Behind
    August 12, 2017 at 1:04 pm

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  48. 94 mtmarilyn
    August 12, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Good morning TOD family. I am tied in knots over all this craziness. Here in Missoula we are surrounded by at least 10 fires. The smoke is so thick we can’t see our mountains. They say it will be October before most of these fires will be pur out. All the folks with breathing problems are trying to go somewhere else. Folks have said its smoky all the way to Seattle. The west is covered with fire and smoke. But we have no climate change.

    Our local professor who is part of Al Gore’s Nobel Peace prize has retired from teaching so he can fight climate deniers.Here is the article about him. He is a friend. http://missoulian.com/news/local/lauded-climate-scientist-steve-running-takes-buyout-from-university-of/article_d0bcdbb1-1c42-5983-ba35-fb4c6d48f2c1.html

    On another note our son flew out yesterday to Singapore. He will arrive Sunday morning. Then he will start Teaching Monday morning. He will be teaching math to 6, 7, and 8th graders at Excelsior International School. I am so excited for him and look forward to the day when we will visit him.

    I pray for all of us that we will survive all that is happening to this country.

  49. August 12, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Sorry, I am not here for this bullshit.

  50. 99 No Child Left Behind
    August 12, 2017 at 1:09 pm

  51. 100 No Child Left Behind
    August 12, 2017 at 1:11 pm

  52. 101 No Child Left Behind
    August 12, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    • 102 Don
      August 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Nice sentiment Joe, but I remember Mark Halperin calling President Obama a dick on your show and you and your side-chick before she became your main chick laughing out loud with Halperin.

  53. August 12, 2017 at 1:15 pm

  54. 106 JER
    August 12, 2017 at 1:27 pm

  55. 107 globalcitizenlinda
    August 12, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    members of scondrel#45 family and party have no shame;

    they have repeatedly benefited from this bigotry, hatemongering and racism;

    there is one member who I refuse to acknowledge as representative of women …… you can guess who I am referring to……..

    ….. yeah, yeah, yeah, …., I stand by the homegrown demagogue and enjoy the fact that I hold the position I am totally unqualified for because of this hate and racism ….. but I now want to pretend that I am above it all and get the good will of people who are looking to sleep well after their many hate votes that endorsed this racism over time;

    I am not buying any of that nonsense of fake condemnation

  56. 108 JER
    August 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

  57. 109 JER
    August 12, 2017 at 1:35 pm

  58. August 12, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    WHOA

    • 111 desertflower
      August 12, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      Look at the stair that white supremacist is standing on. So much going on in this photo. You could write a paper on this one photo

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  64. August 12, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    WHERE IS THE STATEMENT FROM THE KKKEEBLER ELF?

  65. August 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Trump is scheduled to address the nation at the top of the hour….he probably will threaten to nuke Charlottesville

  66. 122 desertflower
    August 12, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    How we counter this, is to be civically engaged. Register people to vote. Volunteer to help them vote. Turn out to vote. EVERY TIME. NO EXCUSES. They fear that they will be marginalized and left out. This is fear. Demographics is not in their favor, so they show up to vote every time, and elect people that speak of fear and “others” as if being “other” is bad….and they gerrymander and get civil rights and voting rights in order to stem the tide that will eventually come pouring over them….we need to make OUR country the best and most inclusive it can be….the way to do that is to use our voices at the ballot box and be engaged and vocal…enough to drown the hate and put love and empathy in its place.

  67. 124 Nena20409
    August 12, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    not aware all that’s been going on in va.
    Been off the social Media & cable/TV news since last evening.
    Don, Congrats on your Gold ⭐
    Thanks, TOD for keeping me informed this afternoon. ❤ ❤ ❤ todbots.

  68. August 12, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    THIS!!

  69. August 12, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Hillary Clinton

    @HillaryClinton

    My heart is in Charlottesville today, and with everyone made to feel unsafe in their country.

  70. 127 ydavis00
    August 12, 2017 at 4:53 pm


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