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  1. 1 Anjo
    September 10, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Hi All, a pleasant Sunday to you, hope everyone is safe have a great week

    • 2 amk for obama
      September 10, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Hi Anjo. How are things at your end? The hurricane is gone?

      • 3 Anjo
        September 10, 2017 at 10:05 pm

        Yes, both gone, in Nevis of St Kitts Nevis and thankfully both Irma and Jose flew by us Irma tore up the beaches and knocked down a few trees, Jose was a total no show, we are getting supplies together to send to our fellow islanders; on a clear unpolluted day we can see st baeths and st martin

  2. 5 whenpamelawandered
    September 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ๐Ÿ’ซ

  3. September 10, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Morning TOD!!

  4. September 10, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    • 8 desertflower
      September 10, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      This right here is why I no longer say the pledge of allegiance. I don’t. In school. I turn heads and I don’t care. This is not “with liberty and justice for all!”

    • 9 CEB
      September 10, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      His courage, his righteousness, his powerful words, his truth, I don’t have enough words to express all of what I am feeling. Thank God he was not killed like Philando Castille and that this video has gone viral. Technology and social media can be a very powerful tool in the fight for justice and equality.

  5. September 10, 2017 at 12:54 pm

  6. September 10, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Oh goody…a racist meets with a slave catching apologist…

    uh huh

    • 14 pkayden
      September 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      How would meeting with an Uncle Tom “reset” race relations for the Bigot-in-Chief? Sessions and Kobach are destroying civil rights for minorities as we speak.

    • 15 Don
      September 10, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      Pardon me but I think Trump already has one house nigger in his cabinet in Dr. Ben Carson, another one isn’t going to convince Trump otherwise.

  7. September 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    UNC board bans legal action at civil rights center
    SEPTEMBER 08, 2017 10:16 AM

    After months of controversy and widespread opposition, the UNC Board of Governors on Friday approved a ban on litigation that will prevent the UNC Center for Civil Rights from doing legal work for low-income and minority groups.

    The ban would apply to all UNC centers, but would effectively end the civil rights center at UNCโ€™s law school. The future of the center is unclear; its work could continue if it becomes a separate nonprofit group or a legal clinic at UNC. The center is currently funded with private donations.

    UNC board members who supported the ban said itโ€™s improper and outside UNCโ€™s mission to engage in legal action against other government entities such as school districts and county boards. Critics of the ban said it would harm UNC studentsโ€™ legal education, hurt the universityโ€™s academic reputation and effectively shut down the center, which was founded by noted civil rights attorney Julius Chambers.

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  10. 21 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 1:23 pm

  11. 22 FoxfireTX
    September 10, 2017 at 1:29 pm

  12. 23 FoxfireTX
    September 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    If there is any doubt as to how so many in this country were stupid enough to elect DT, think about a LEO feeling the need to put this out and you have your answer.

  13. 26 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 1:58 pm

  14. 28 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 2:02 pm

  15. 29 FoxfireTX
    September 10, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Very little news I’ve seen out of Cuba after it was pummeled for hours by Irma.

  16. 31 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 2:05 pm

  17. 32 Nena20409
    September 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Hello TODbots on a Sunny Sunday Afternoon.
    Congrats, Anjo on your Au โญ Furst ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks for a new post, NW.
    {{{ โค Chips โค }}}

    Jovie, Africa and Floridians, please stay safe.

  18. 33 Nena20409
    September 10, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    If China & India were to do this……Then Our Earthlings will have to stand Up & Cheer.

    • September 10, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      KOCH Climate Denial: Americans are being used as punch bags for a lot of things.
      Dump Big Oil. Stop Big Oil Taxpayer Subsidies.
      Europe will also go electric car. Humans want to LIVE.

  19. 35 Nena20409
    September 10, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    • 36 Betsy
      September 10, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      I retweeted this and over 100 people retweeted it and many welcomed me into the Democratic party! I guess they didn’t read the article, lol.

  20. 37 Nena20409
    September 10, 2017 at 2:38 pm

  21. September 10, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Oh my goodness, that looks like it HURTS.

    • September 10, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      SORRY for the dupe!! I forget to refresh and then……OOOOPs.

    • 41 jacquelineoboomer
      September 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Fr. Martin (appears on MSNBC every now and then) wrote this:

      The Pope bumped his head in the Popemobile, when it stopped suddenly. He cut his head and has a bump, but is okay. You can see a little blood on his white cassock.. Here’s his lighthearted explanation:

      “What happened?”

      “Someone punched me!”

      “Are you okay?”

      “I’m fine!”

      Here’s to someone who can laugh amidst life’s bumps and bruises.

  22. 42 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm

  23. 43 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 2:56 pm

  24. 44 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 2:57 pm

  25. 45 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 2:59 pm

  26. 47 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 2:59 pm

  27. 48 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm

  28. 49 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 3:02 pm

  29. 50 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 3:04 pm

  30. 51 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 3:07 pm

  31. 52 Dudette
    September 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm

  32. 53 Nena20409
    September 10, 2017 at 3:20 pm

  33. 56 Nena20409
    September 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm

  34. 57 Nena20409
    September 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Hoping & Wishing a delightful Victory for Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera.
    Good Luck!
    Vamos!

  35. September 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    I’m furious about this:

  36. 63 FoxfireTX
    September 10, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    THIS is what it means to have a President that CARES! Has me in tears, and of course, what else would PBO do but DO something for this veteran?

  37. 64 FoxfireTX
    September 10, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Exactly! What the hell business is it of his when he is NOT a member of the party?

    • 65 Betsy
      September 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      One of his supporters Jesse Stark blocked me after I told him that since Bernie is not a Democrat I can’t support him to represent the Democratic party. I feel honored.

      • 66 pkayden
        September 10, 2017 at 6:44 pm

        Good for you. I didn’t vote for him during the primaries and I certainly won’t vote for him if he runs again in 2020.

    • 67 amk for obama
      September 10, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      If only both the parties had some backbones back when two nutjobs hijacked their party from outside, we would not be in this mess.

  38. September 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Cannot say how furious I am about REXXON being in such a position of power, after playing a key role in EXXON to cover up global warming caused by fossil fuels. He is guilty of cover up and disinformation. I know Schneidermann has been on it. Exxon knew what was coming.
    I sat up most of the night hoping my daughter and relatives would survive.
    Drillerson should be OUT.
    (Hello N. 3, 2, 1.)

  39. September 10, 2017 at 5:17 pm

  40. September 10, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Storm surge

    5.5 ft in 1 hours.

  41. 71 JER
    September 10, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    • 72 pkayden
      September 10, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      I’d vote for him but I really hope that Democrats have some fresher faces who will run in 2020. But of course, Biden would make a fine President although he’s very advanced in age.

  42. September 10, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    โ€˜These people need to be protectedโ€™: Police wonโ€™t release info on lynching of 8-year-old biracial boy
    David Ferguson
    10 Sep 2017 at 16:46 ET

    A group of white teens attacked an 8-year-old biracial boy and hanged him by a noose, his family says, and police in Claremont, NH are refusing to release information in the case.

    …………………………….
    He said that unlike the adult judicial system, which is aimed at punishment, the juvenile justice system is designed to correct and rehabilitate aberrant behavior.

    โ€œThese people need to be protected,โ€ Chase said. โ€œMistakes they make as a young child should not have to follow them for the rest of their life.โ€

    โ€œNotice how he called these predators โ€˜young children,’โ€ wrote Helm, โ€œinfantilizing the white teens. Conversely, teens like Trayvon Martin are made out to be hulking, menacing adults. Chief Chase seems to be centering the perpetrators feelings and futures, all but forgetting about the trauma of a little boy who had his so-called friends hang him from a tree to the point where he had to be medevaced to a hospital.โ€

  43. September 10, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Michelle Obama suppose to speak in Minnesota tonight at Beth El Synagogue. Do anyone know the time?

  44. September 10, 2017 at 7:50 pm

  45. 80 JER
    September 10, 2017 at 7:54 pm

  46. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    September 10, 2017 at 8:24 pm

  47. 82 No Child Left Behind
    September 10, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I remember how much love I had for Karl Rove. That guy was Lucifer’s younger brother. Now, there is Steve Bannon. I believe he is LUCIFER.

  48. 86 No Child Left Behind
    September 10, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I am not the only one full of love for Bernie! I mean, I’ll vote for the fool if he is the one on the bit ticket against any GOP. ANY AND ALL GOP. But as for love for St. Bernie, there is none from this house. NONE whatsoever.

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  51. September 10, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    sorry about the duplicates…..

  52. September 10, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Keepin’ it REAL!!

  53. 93 amk for obama
    September 10, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    LOL.

  54. 94 amk for obama
    September 10, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I was apprehensive of this deal earlier. The worthless emmessem would spin this in his favor and dems will get nothing out of it.

  55. 95 amk for obama
    September 10, 2017 at 9:19 pm

  56. 96 arapaho415
    September 10, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    GE TODville.

    Man, oh man…

    I don’t know how electrical service is distributed in Florida, but this spokesman from Florida Power and Light says they service over half the state of Florida and east coast “repairs” will be fairly lengthy, “looking at a week or more…” but for the west coast, he says it’s going to be a “lengthy restoration, arguably the longest and most complex in US history…” ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    So Tampa/Sarasota/Keys will be without electricity for WEEKS???

    ((( Florida Light and Power Customers )))

  57. 97 No Child Left Behind
    September 10, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I will remember your thumb down, which saved us from Skinny Trump Care. But I will remember that you deliver to us Waco Sarah Palin and the force she enlisted, the Teabaggers and now the most demagogue of all, DJT.

    • 98 amk for obama
      September 10, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      oh, go fuck yourself, old man. you did the bare minimum all the while showboating it.

    • September 10, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      I applaud McCain for his last vote on Trumpcare but we need to remember that was a NO vote based on procedure and rules alone, not on the substance of the bill. He is AGAINST Obamacare and is willing to vote on the latest attempts to repeal.

      • 100 No Child Left Behind
        September 10, 2017 at 11:03 pm

        I haven’t forgotten. In fact, I hope that the good Senator will be too busy caring for himself and not contemplating a return to cast a vote on a more appealing version that is secretly being written for the one hundredth time. As a cancer survivor, caring for oneself is a time consuming affair particularly when the diagnostic is dire.

  58. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    September 10, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Have family members and friends in Tampa/Orlando areas … a couple have lost power already, or had it go off and come back on a few times. Can’t wait until #Irma is but a memory! So glad nothing worse has happened but loss of power and a few toppled trees for my loved ones!

    Hope everyone on TOD and their own loved ones are also doing pretty much okay tonight.

  59. 106 Nena20409
    September 10, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Congrats, Rafa!
    Sweet 16 for a newly minted 31yo.

  60. 108 amk for obama
    September 10, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    for some storm humor

  61. 109 amk for obama
    September 10, 2017 at 9:52 pm

  62. 110 amk for obama
    September 10, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    LOL. I’ll be Margret one day.

  63. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    September 10, 2017 at 9:53 pm

  64. 117 jacquelineoboomer
    September 10, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    A very responsible tweet, in my book:

  65. 118 Nena20409
    September 10, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    • 119 jacquelineoboomer
      September 10, 2017 at 10:11 pm

      Yay! That curator was bound and determined not to leave. Think there were also 10 staff members who stayed, as well.

      • 120 arapaho415
        September 10, 2017 at 10:19 pm

        Hi JO’B, out of breath trying to catch up with you, LOL.

  66. 122 amk for obama
    September 10, 2017 at 10:15 pm

  67. 130 jacquelineoboomer
    September 10, 2017 at 10:19 pm

  68. 141 amk for obama
    September 10, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    So glad that majority of white women folks voted for the misogynous sexist rapist turd.

  69. 144 No Child Left Behind
    September 10, 2017 at 11:08 pm

  70. 145 jacquelineoboomer
    September 10, 2017 at 11:08 pm

  71. 146 amk for obama
    September 10, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    nah, I know I totally hate one twitter twit.

  72. 147 JER
    September 10, 2017 at 11:49 pm

  73. 150 FoxfireTX
    September 11, 2017 at 12:16 am

    “This is the worst of us destroying the lives of the best of us.” USA circa 2017

  74. September 11, 2017 at 6:44 am

  75. 152 desertflower
    September 11, 2017 at 8:52 am

    morning everyone…I hope that the storm has passed you by and everyone is safe and sound. My parents lost their power, but this morning it’s back on and he’s making bacon and eggs for everyone:) All good at the parentals! I hope that everyone you know is having a “bacon and eggs” day.

  76. 153 desertflower
    September 11, 2017 at 9:04 am

    https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/sputnik-russian-news-agency-investigation-fbi-090024231.html

    WASHINGTON โ€” The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik, the Russian-government-funded news agency, as part of an investigation into whether it is acting as an undeclared propaganda arm of the Kremlin in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

    As part of the probe, Yahoo News has learned, the bureau has obtained a thumb drive containing thousands of internal Sputnik emails and documents โ€” material that could potentially help prosecutors build a case that the news agency played a role in the Russian government โ€œinfluence campaignโ€ that was waged during last yearโ€™s presidential election and, in the view of U.S. intelligence officials, is still ongoing.

  77. 154 desertflower
    September 11, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Thanks for confirming that!!

  78. 155 ydavis00
    September 11, 2017 at 9:12 am

  79. September 11, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Felix and Paul’s “The People’s House-Inside the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama” wins an Emmy.

  80. September 11, 2017 at 9:34 am

    df, Relieved to hear your folks are okay. I’m waiting for morning update from Dave’s niece in Orlando. Texted last night around 10:00. Power was out. Expecting 100-110 mph winds during the night. Worry–BIG old trees in back yard. BIL is 92 and Alzheimer’s. SIL 90 & not in best of health. They have generator and can cool 2 rooms.

    On another topic: Saw your comment about why you never say the Pledge of Allegiance. It has been many years since I said the last 6 words…….”with liberty and justice for all.” Refuse to repeat those words. Sigh and sigh………….:( ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • 161 desertflower
      September 11, 2017 at 9:40 am

      I hope that all is well with your family and that you hear soon. That’s the nerve wracking part. Not knowing. Hope you find them well.

      As far as the pledge, I just can’t say it. It is a lie to me. One of my coworkers and I were talking about that. She stood beside me as I didn’t say it and she asked me why. I told her that there is NOT liberty and justice for ALL….as my other coworker, gay …shook his head in agreement with me. I will not be a sheeple. Until this country REALLY does those words justice, they are just words that mean nothing and I refuse to participate. My personal protest.

    • 164 jacquelineoboomer
      September 11, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Hope you hear soon from your family in Orlando. We were able to hear from all of our loved ones and close friends (mostly in Orlando and Tampa areas) both last night and this morning. So far, they are “only” suffering power outages, but no real damage! So grateful.

  81. September 11, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Good morning, TODville.

  82. 167 desertflower
    September 11, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Remember this day.

  83. September 11, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Looks like CA will be moving our presidential primary up to March.

    • 169 arapaho415
      September 11, 2017 at 10:59 am

      GM TODville.

      Responded to Meta:

      From the article:
      โ€œ’In the past, New York and California, for Democratic candidates, were just states where you raise money,’ explained former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who ran for president in 2008. ‘Both, because of their lateness in the primary, were not significant, so it changes California to becoming a major, major state for the party, which is healthy because it just, in the past, has been a dumping ground for fundraising. Yet itโ€™s a state thatโ€™s a trend-setter.’โ€

  84. 172 Nena20409
    September 11, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Hello TOD on a truly trying Manic Monday.
    These roofers are driving Me mad.
    They came on Friday, way b/4 7am. They dropped the dumpster ONLY taking lots of time & causing loads of loud noises. They left Never showing up again until this AM, 6:45am, knocking on the front door & demanding cars be moved?
    Enough of my rants.
    On this remembrance of 9/11, there are more important issues.
    Thanks TOD for being here, allowing me to calm my nerves.

  85. 174 Nena20409
    September 11, 2017 at 11:15 am

  86. 175 Nena20409
    September 11, 2017 at 11:19 am

  87. September 11, 2017 at 11:36 am

    A super sweet moment I know we could all use:

  88. 177 Nena20409
    September 11, 2017 at 11:41 am

  89. 178 Nena20409
    September 11, 2017 at 11:42 am

  90. 179 Nena20409
    September 11, 2017 at 11:49 am

  91. 180 Nena20409
    September 11, 2017 at 11:53 am

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    September 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm

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    September 11, 2017 at 12:14 pm

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  95. 185 Nena20409
    September 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm

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