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  1. October 17, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Good Morning, TOD Family. Thanks Nerdy!

  2. October 17, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Ex-GOP Rep.: Republic Might Be ‘Better Off’ If Dems Take Congress

    • 3 desertflower
      October 17, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Phenomenal statement from David Jolly. Thanks for posting this

    • 4 catrst
      October 17, 2017 at 8:57 am

      I agree about the safety of the country. Lots of thoughts these days as GOP are interviewed on their opinions. I see no ownership of their failed policies (great recession, war in Iraq, deficits when in power, stoking hatred and fear between American citizens, lying about everything continuously and a lust for total power and control over their fellow Americans, greed and cruel dishonor.) Not one word about any of this but they’ll point at Trump as if he arrived in a vacuum and disown him. They have not arrived at a point of truth and reconciliation for what they have done.

    • 7 pkayden
      October 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      This isn’t even a revelation. It’s just facts. Republicans can’t govern anything and Trump is a mess.

  3. October 17, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Behind the lens: Michelle Obama’s White House photographer shares candid stories:


  4. October 17, 2017 at 8:55 am

  5. 13 amk for obama
    October 17, 2017 at 8:56 am

    A rare instance where I disagree with da kenyan.

    • 14 amk for obama
      October 17, 2017 at 8:59 am

      I would rate chuck hagel, who is also a vet, as a honorable repub than mcangry.

      • 15 mtmarilyn
        October 17, 2017 at 11:24 am

        Agree, but at least McCain is saying what he should have been saying looks like you have to be dying or not running again for a Republican to care about the whole country.

  6. October 17, 2017 at 9:02 am

  7. 17 amk for obama
    October 17, 2017 at 9:05 am

    every day, every scum trolling every despicable depth

  8. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    October 17, 2017 at 9:07 am

  9. 20 desertflower
    October 17, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Eric Holder has heard enough lying bs for now. Thank you, Mr. Holder.


    Holder fires back at Trump’s claim Obama didn’t call fallen service members’ families: ‘Stop the damn lying’

  10. 23 amk for obama
    October 17, 2017 at 9:11 am

  11. October 17, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Personally, there would be NO reason for me to want to participate in a 45 photo-op.

    Ratner insists that he was told by the National Retailers Association and the White House that Trump would only be signing an executive order that would “allow more small businesses to form associations to buy affordable and competitive health insurance,” which was a change that he had long advocated.

    • 25 CEB
      October 17, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Who knows what is the truth about his presence there. It was customer complaints and the possibility of losing business that made him speak out and his excuse is lame. You would have to be under a rock not to know how the majority of people feel about 45 and that he has lied and done harm since he has been in office. This is a time in which everyone has to pick a side and deal with whatever the consequences are.

  12. 26 JER
    October 17, 2017 at 9:17 am

  13. 27 desertflower
    October 17, 2017 at 9:18 am

    There is no there, there.

    • 28 amk for obama
      October 17, 2017 at 9:21 am

      what he said.

  14. 29 desertflower
    October 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

  15. 31 desertflower
    October 17, 2017 at 9:22 am

    “fat, fucking liar” “soulless coward” “damn liar”….I see a pattern here

  16. 33 desertflower
    October 17, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Just going to put this here.

  17. 36 JER
    October 17, 2017 at 9:26 am

  18. October 17, 2017 at 9:29 am

    During the tumultuous 2016 Presidential campaign, relatively little attention was paid to how Pence was chosen, or to his political record. And, with all the infighting in the new Administration, few have focused on Pence’s power within the White House.

  19. 39 arapaho415
    October 17, 2017 at 9:31 am

    GM TODville.

    Thanks, NerdyW for today’s Early Bird Special!

    In addition to #TrumpRussia, there’s also #TrumpMob to consider…

    Sample replies to @matthewamiller:

  20. 40 desertflower
    October 17, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Thread. Share. h/t BJ

  21. 41 JER
    October 17, 2017 at 9:43 am


    … “Not sure what’s more disturbing, that Donald would joke about such a thing or that he would pick a man with these views as his number 2,” George Takei tweeted Monday. … nydn.us/2ytCuUZ

  22. 44 amk for obama
    October 17, 2017 at 9:54 am

    • October 17, 2017 at 10:08 am

      More likely, there will be a note — written, not by him but, by someone in his administration — rather than a phone call. He is too much a coward to *personally* talk with a Gold Star Family member. He won’t visit Walter Reed and face wounded soldiers and their families. Console a grieving person?!?!?! No way!!!!

  23. October 17, 2017 at 10:11 am

  24. October 17, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Sick and Disgusting!!!

    Republican candidate for Georgia governor Michael Williams said Monday he opposes any ban on bump stocks, and will give away one of the devices.

  25. 50 desertflower
    October 17, 2017 at 10:16 am

    • 51 whenpamelawandered
      October 17, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      There we go, demeaning innocent animals by dragging them to the lowest level of human performance. Again. Ffs

  26. October 17, 2017 at 10:19 am

    “Where does the morality and decency kick in?”

    Can’t be said enough….

  27. 54 CEB
    October 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Thinking about Chips and Cousin Henry; seems like Ophelia hit the Irish republic the hardest. Three reported dead and over 300,000 without power. Downed trees chocking up the rail lines all around Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The worst hurricane in over 100 years. I did not even know that this part of the world was subject to such. I know that at least the UK will concern itself with the safety and well-being of its citizens without first counting the cost.

  28. 55 CEB
    October 17, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Saw a photo of PM Justin Trudeau at a Diwali celebration looking very handsome, trim and fit in an Indian style tunic. He is a great successor of the naughty mat hall of fame.

  29. October 17, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Trump ducks failure to address Green Beret deaths with Obama lie
    Rachel Maddow notes that not only did Donald Trump fail to duly honor the recent deaths of U.S. Green Berets attacked in Niger, but given the chance, he told a lie about President Obama instead.

  30. October 17, 2017 at 11:45 am

    New reports detail Russia’s cyber campaign for Trump
    Rachel Maddow shares two new reports that add detail to what is known about how Russia tried to interfere in the U.S. democratic process on Donald Trump’s behalf.

  31. October 17, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Campaign donations bail out Trump and Junior on Russia legal fees
    Fredreka Schouten, campaign finance reporter for USA Today, talks with Rachel Maddow about the legal fees for Donald Trump and his son and other members of the Trump campaign are covering the cost of legal fees associated with the Trump Russia investigation.

  32. October 17, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Pence extremism, unpopularity overlooked in Trump’s shadow
    Jane Mayer, staff writer for the New Yorker, talks with Rachel Maddow about her profile of Mike Pence, including the fact that his religious extremism and incompetence made him unpopular as governor before Donald Trump chose him as a running mate.

  33. October 17, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Pence could face legal jeopardy for role in Trump scandals
    Jane Mayer, staff writer for the New Yorker, talks with Rachel Maddow about Mike Pence’s key roles in the failure to vet Mike Flynn and the obfuscation of the firing James Comey and the legal jeopardy he could face as a result.

  34. 63 JER
    October 17, 2017 at 12:47 pm


    Former White House photographer Pete Souza has quietly endured the indignity of the [45] era by roasting the shit out of him on Instagram with photos he took while working for President Barack Obama. Sometimes his images illustrate how clearly [45] lies about his predecessors; other times the image will show Obama with the dignity we generally expect our presidents to carry into the office as a means of contrasting the way [45] fills it with venal self-aggrandizement and an almost apocalyptic desire to feel respected. …


  35. 64 amk for obama
    October 17, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    you are misspelled republican, matty.

  36. October 17, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    The Danger of President Pence
    Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.

    By Jane Mayer


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  40. October 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Our military is trained to deal with all types of situations and that includes gaining access to areas that are difficult to access. But they can’t get people to this hospital ship?!?!?!?!?

  41. October 17, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Sitting there like an alien ship:
    Maybe regarding “Comfort” it is like a chandelier “that nobody knows how to play”.

  42. October 17, 2017 at 1:48 pm


  43. October 17, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Maybe Putin, Trump, Bannon have got all the officers under Hypnosis. They think they are a giant hacked Voting Machine.
    We should send cameras in.

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  45. October 17, 2017 at 2:06 pm

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    • October 17, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      • October 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm

        Greg Sargent‏Verified account @ThePlumLineGS

        Crucial point: Murray/Alexander deal does *not* undo damage to 2017 enrollment Trump’s sabotage has already done:

        “Trump’s incompetence will not save us from his malevolence”

        Trump’s efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act out of pure rage and spite are likely to have a very big impact, harming large numbers of people.

        …bipartisan Senate talks …could include appropriations to cover the CSRs along with some deregulatory features that Republicans want. A deal would put pressure on Republicans to accept it, and it’s plausible Trump will feel pressure to sign it if it can pass Congress…

        But even if that happens, it may be too late to make a big difference to the coming enrollment period. Bottom line: The rot of bad faith and sheer malevolence at the core of Trump’s claim that Obamacare is already “gone” need to be fully appreciated. Trump is not only rolling back the last administration’s efforts to reach the uninsured; he is also telling the United States that a government program that is up and running and designed to help people get health coverage they can’t afford no longer exists.

  46. October 17, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Seriously what is going on inside the ship Comfort? It’s been so long now that we need a credible investigation.
    The death toll on Puerto Rico will be high. What are we afraid of? What’s stopping us from knowing why the inaction.

  47. October 17, 2017 at 2:14 pm

  48. October 17, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    -imo Trumputin needs to learn how to spell G-E-N-O-C-I-D-E.

  49. October 17, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Genocide: The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

  50. 92 CEB
    October 17, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    When all of this is over, and we have saved and improved healthcare, Andy Slavitt should get a Medal of Freedom. When PBO was holding one of those young leaders conferences near the end of his term, one of the audience members asked what he thought was his best skill (or some words to that effect) and he said that it was his ability to see talent in others and to nourish it. Long after former staffers have usually gone on with their lives, looking for the next opportunity to burnish their resumes, PBO’s young and energetic staffers are in the muddy trenches slugging it out with this detestable government to keep them from destroying the rest of us. They are direct, talented, know how to think and plan out of the box, and they are fierce. They gave up much of their own lives for 4-8 years, working hard to do things right in the right way to not let their Boss and the rest of us down and they fight, in part, to make sure that all of that work was not in vain. PBO’s legacy is everyone who stands a little taller, ventures out a bit more, and cares deeper. It is everyone who reaches back and pulls others up so that we all stand equally together.

    • 93 FoxfireTX
      October 17, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks for reminding of this CEB. I am continually impressed with the ongoing work of these former staffers. And I am thrilled that a number of them are running for various offices. The country is and will continue to be better because of their efforts.

    • October 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Slavitt and Topher Spiro have been heroes in this fight.

  51. 95 whenpamelawandered
    October 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm


    This sad article has me thinking Gaia is through with us. Only a matter of time now, and not much of it – thank you all for the laughter and the light we have shared.. big hugs all around. {{{ TOD }}}
    ❤️ {{{ ❤️ Chipsticks and DannyO’ ❤️ }}} ❤️ 😟

  52. 96 desertflower
    October 17, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Looks like they have something to hide….SURPRISE!

    • 97 0388jojothecat
      October 17, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Probably had hookers on air travel. Someone spread the rumor that the Strumppet Admin was flying hookers on TP’s dime for his male staff.

  53. 98 desertflower
    October 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Damn. There’s that “C” word again

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  56. 103 JER
    October 17, 2017 at 4:39 pm

  57. 104 JER
    October 17, 2017 at 4:46 pm

  58. 105 JER
    October 17, 2017 at 4:58 pm

  59. 106 JER
    October 17, 2017 at 5:41 pm

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  61. 108 JER
    October 17, 2017 at 6:29 pm

  62. October 17, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    WOW, what a hero:

  63. October 17, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    My family had one for over 40 years, until a hole rusted in at the bottom of the pan.

    He ain’t lying about the pot roast. Best one ever 😝

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  66. October 17, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Cary needs to win ….

  67. October 17, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Any Alabama TODers know what to do!!!!


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  69. October 17, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    disgusting human being.
    Yet another example of why his voters will NEVER be forgiven.

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  71. October 17, 2017 at 9:06 pm


    Internal White House documents allege manufacturing decline increases abortions, infertility, and spousal abuse
    October 17 at 8:34 PM

    A document circulated by Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, linked the country’s manufacturing decline to a host of social problems.

    White House officials working on trade policy were alarmed last month when a top adviser to President Trump circulated a two-page document that alleged a weakened manufacturing sector leads to an increase in abortion, spousal abuse, divorce and infertility, two people familiar with the matter said.

    The fact-sheets, which were obtained by The Washington Post, were prepared and distributed by Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy. They were presented without any data or information to back up the assertions, and reveal some of the materials the Trump administration reviewed as it was crafting its trade policy.

  72. 129 jacquelineoboomer
    October 17, 2017 at 10:40 pm

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