160 Responses to “Lifting Every Voice Up”


  1. January 10, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    • 2 Judith Fardig
      January 10, 2018 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks so much for bringing this inspiring video about the Obama Presidential Center to us. Can’t wait for a TOD reunion there in a couple of years. It is clearly a visionary and inclusive process to make it from goals to reality.

  2. January 10, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Yes We Can!

  3. 4 carolyn
    January 10, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    He continues to inspire and uplift. Just an amazing person. We knew he was all along, but he is showing this even more every day. That center is certainly on my bucket list now!

  4. 6 Judith Fardig
    January 10, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    We were in the nosebleed seats for Pete Souza’s sold-out book talk in Portland last night. He was just as funny and insightful as you would expect from his brilliant photos. I might have to join Instagram to fully appreciate the masterful way he trolls #FakePresident with images of the real one we know and love.

    • 7 GGAIL
      January 10, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Judith, I’m so happy you enjoyed Pete Souza.
      Betsy & I will attend his program next Wednesday and I hope we aren’t way up in the nose bleed section.
      “In the room where it happened”
      I see you saw the wonderful play “Hamilton” 😊

      • 8 vcprezofan2
        January 10, 2018 at 5:36 pm

        /whispering/ *cough-cough* a-hem…a-hem. Do remember you have an I-sister living in the north, ready to repay you is you can get Pete to sign a copy of ‘Intimate Portrait. for *moi*. Or failing that, find out if/when he’s coming to the real north (at a venue near me).

        • 9 GGAIL
          January 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm

          LOL!
          Hiya VC (waving) 🙋🏽‍♀️
          I have not forgotten about my I-sister.
          Stand by for a full report next week.
          Promise 😎

  5. 11 amk for obama
    January 10, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    7 GOP congressmen sitting in Clinton districts.

    the so called blue states need to do better.

    • 12 GGAIL
      January 10, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      Amk, your beating is beginning to wear thin.
      Give us a breather while you beat up India for us to see and read.

      • 13 amk for obama
        January 11, 2018 at 8:57 am

        Wait, are you implying that as a ferriner, I should not be criticizing us of a ? If yes, fuck that shit. This blog is the brainchild of a ferriner, fyi. And the turd and the reasons behind his ‘rise’ is a source of worry for the rest of the world.

        Also. Too. I criticize our own rwnj govt here.

        And yes, I will continue ‘beating’ on the voter apathy anywhere and the complicit news media.

        • 14 GGAIL
          January 11, 2018 at 9:32 am

          Too much can be counter productive. We are well aware of the mess America is currently in. A few words of helpful and encouragement would be kind. If you’re so inclined.

          • 15 amk for obama
            January 11, 2018 at 9:44 am

            I always advocate voting, which is the foundation of democracy. Scums like issa getting elected in a blue state is a result of voter apathy, which I detest. In any case, my post above was for more voter involvement and participation. I don’t see how it was a negative. It’s a cause dear to Potus and Flotus too.

    • 18 pkayden
      January 10, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      YES WE CAN flip those 7 Congressmen. Flipping the House is definitely doable which I wouldn’t have believed a few years back.

  6. 19 No Child Left Behind
    January 10, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Good Afternoon Nerdy, PrettyFoot, Judith and Carolyn.

    Happy Wednesday TODVille!

  7. January 10, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    .@DanaRohrabacher has so many ties to Russia it is hard to get them into a 30-second ad. But we did. Replace him in 2018. pic.twitter.com/jXyw83mMIp— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) January 8, 2018

  8. 23 amk for obama
    January 10, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    good coordinated move by the dems given the emmessem are just gopee asskissers.

    • 24 jacquelineoboomer
      January 10, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      Totally agree!

    • 25 pkayden
      January 10, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      So proud of Cardin!! I sent him an email to tell him to keep up the great work. This is the fighting spirit we need from Congressional Democrats. Between Feinstein and Cardin, Democrats are going a good job of exposing Republican dirty tricks.

  9. 26 amk for obama
    January 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    proof of the 3rd rate 4th estate

  10. January 10, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    The cop who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice wants his job back
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    By Taylor Dolven Jan 9, 2018

    The cop who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014 may get his job back after nearly eight months off the force.

    The Cleveland Police Department fired Officer Timothy Loehmann in May 2017, not for killing Rice, but for lying on his job application. On Wednesday, Loehmann will begin arbitration proceedings, a third-party review of his firing, according to Northeast Ohio Media Group, in hopes of getting his job back.

    https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/mbppdq/the-cop-who-killed-12-year-old-tamir-rice-wants-his-job-back

  11. January 10, 2018 at 1:20 pm

  12. January 10, 2018 at 1:29 pm

  13. January 10, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    • 35 pkayden
      January 10, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      So satisfying to see the odious Issa leaving Congress. Good!! Would be even more satisfying to see a Democrat replace that weasel.

      • 36 Susanne
        January 10, 2018 at 10:28 pm

        Yes, I was looking forward to beating him in the election. But ultimately, he’s admitting that he can’t win. That’s pretty satisfying, too 🤣

    • 37 nathkatun7
      January 11, 2018 at 3:48 am

      Issa barely won in 2016. I am sure his internal polls told him that he had no chance of winning again in 2018.

  14. 38 amk for obama
    January 10, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    • 39 Susanne
      January 10, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      But “y” is a letter, o and u are letters. Also a s s h o l e are all letters. A lot of letters. I get them all the time.

  15. 41 No Child Left Behind
    January 10, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    BREAKING NEWS: mmigration agents raid dozens of 7-Elevens as Trump administration moves to crack down on businesses with undocumented workers

    The pre-dawn sweep by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents comprised about 100 convenience stores across the United States. Nearly two dozen people were arrested on suspicion of being in the country illegally, though officials said the audits are intended to target managerial hiring practices.

    Such operations are a growing priority for the Trump administration and will be carried out more frequently, investigating companies large and small, officials said.
    WAPO

    • 42 sherijr
      January 10, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      right, 100 stores & two dozen people… even if I didn’t hate ICE for their disgusting practices & abhor their gleeful rotten treatment of human life, how much does that cost & how is it worth the money spent to garner 24 people? Each one of those 100 raids I’m guessing here, had to have a pretty hefty price tag in terms of time & resources. So not only are they destroying families, ruining America but wasting money & manpower.

  16. January 10, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Evergreen tweet:

  17. January 10, 2018 at 2:57 pm

  18. January 10, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    And this is just what we DEMS are doing!!!

  19. January 10, 2018 at 3:24 pm

  20. January 10, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    This will be FUN

    • 49 donna dem 4 obama
      January 10, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      Miss him sooooo much!

      • January 10, 2018 at 5:51 pm

        Oh, Donna, every single day. It almost seems like the most incredible dream.

        I love how Letterman really admires and respects PBO. There is great affection between them. Can’t wait to see this!

        ALSO, The Final Year is coming out in a couple of days. I treasure every second we get to spend time with him because he is an incredibly positive life force.

  21. January 10, 2018 at 3:54 pm

  22. 52 Nena20409
    January 10, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Hello, TODbots.
    35F now. The 3rd day of MN’s Winter Summer (my term)
    Congrats, Prettyfoot on your Au ⭐ Furst 😉
    Hey, Prettyfoot, were You trying to wake me up, up thread? It worked. Thanks.
    Thanks, NW for all you do for Us. Obrigada!
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}
    ❤ ❤ ❤ TOD Village!

    • 53 Nena20409
      January 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm


      Darrel Issa Paid over $1M to mount a Recall against Gray Davis. Once Arnold S. entered the race, Issa wept like a John Boehner.

  23. 54 Nena20409
    January 10, 2018 at 4:27 pm

  24. 57 Nena20409
    January 10, 2018 at 4:36 pm

  25. 58 Nena20409
    January 10, 2018 at 4:50 pm

  26. 59 Nena20409
    January 10, 2018 at 4:52 pm

  27. 60 Nena20409
    January 10, 2018 at 5:05 pm

  28. 61 No Child Left Behind
    January 10, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Oh, oh. Bring the popcorn while I await Rand Paul’s new nickname from the Dotard.

  29. January 10, 2018 at 6:06 pm

  30. 64 Nerdy Wonka
    January 10, 2018 at 6:21 pm

  31. 66 No Child Left Behind
    January 10, 2018 at 6:53 pm

  32. 67 No Child Left Behind
    January 10, 2018 at 6:55 pm

  33. 69 No Child Left Behind
    January 10, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Oh, oh.

  34. 70 No Child Left Behind
    January 10, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Gold tweet!

  35. 71 Nena20409
    January 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    The Emperor thou protests too much.

  36. 74 amk for obama
    January 10, 2018 at 7:09 pm

  37. 76 amk for obama
    January 10, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    isn’t this the guy that Obama admin went after for leaking classified info?

  38. 80 Nena20409
    January 10, 2018 at 7:18 pm

  39. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    January 10, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    She’s on fire. 🙂

  40. 82 amk for obama
    January 10, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    good, keep the ratfucker locked up.

  41. 84 amk for obama
    January 10, 2018 at 8:08 pm

  42. 85 Jey
    January 10, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    HRC is every Repub’s dream … they can’t get enough of her. They have lost their minds and their obsession with her is beyond comprehension.

  43. 86 No Child Left Behind
    January 10, 2018 at 10:01 pm

  44. 87 No Child Left Behind
    January 10, 2018 at 10:02 pm

  45. 90 No Child Left Behind
    January 10, 2018 at 10:03 pm

  46. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    January 10, 2018 at 11:17 pm

  47. 95 amk for obama
    January 10, 2018 at 11:22 pm

  48. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    January 10, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Another Obama alum, running for office! Love it.

    • 97 jacquelineoboomer
      January 10, 2018 at 11:24 pm

  49. 99 amk for obama
    January 10, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    guessing for most men, impossible sex?

  50. 100 Nena20409
    January 10, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    The Hill?

    Oh well, G’nite.

  51. 101 amk for obama
    January 10, 2018 at 11:29 pm

  52. 102 amk for obama
    January 10, 2018 at 11:30 pm

  53. 103 amk for obama
    January 10, 2018 at 11:30 pm

  54. 104 Nena20409
    January 10, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Saw this, Got to come back and post this.
    GOPers are Garbage.

  55. 106 Dudette
    January 11, 2018 at 1:39 am

    😄

  56. January 11, 2018 at 2:53 am

  57. January 11, 2018 at 4:07 am

    LOLz!!

  58. 116 amk for obama
    January 11, 2018 at 7:07 am

    what turd’s deal did these scums screw up?

    If anyone using firefox having issues with tweets being not shown in their original format here at tod?

    • 117 amk for obama
      January 11, 2018 at 7:22 am

      egg.sack.lee

    • 118 Don
      January 11, 2018 at 7:53 am

      I’m surprised this guy is going through the courts to seek relief. I’ve watched enough episodes of ‘Law & Order’ to know that you don’t play around with a Russian oligarch’s money.

  59. 119 desertflower
    January 11, 2018 at 7:43 am

    But of course! Morning everyone:)

  60. 120 Allison
    January 11, 2018 at 7:54 am

    • January 11, 2018 at 9:05 am

      OMG OMG OMG

      Can’t wait for the public unveiling!!

      • January 11, 2018 at 10:28 am

        I know I know…

        meta….we have been so accustomed to seeing and hearing about President Obama…. i was afraid that when he left office that we would lose touch with him and with each other….but we haven’t..i cannot tell you how much JOY it gives me to see President Obama on the world stage…seeing him about the business…of HOPE and Inspiration …so much HOPE….i believe that we will make it thru this dangerous time…

  61. 124 desertflower
    January 11, 2018 at 7:58 am

    🙂 🙂

  62. 125 desertflower
    January 11, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Kelli Ward is a conspiracy theorist nutjob and not someone that should be ANYWHERE NEAR WASHINGTON DC!! Put her right next to Arpiao in the dustbin of history!

  63. 126 arapaho415
    January 11, 2018 at 8:15 am

    GM TODville.

    Every day is a flurry of WTF!?! but WTAF!?!:

    JHC — Our elected officials war on women continues… (WTAF?)

    • 127 Don
      January 11, 2018 at 8:19 am

      I swear I never knew what revenge-porn was. I thought it was just porn. Are all these government agencies viewing porn on their government computers?

      • January 11, 2018 at 9:28 am

        Kamala Harris made it illegal in California. That govt computers are part of the mess is a VERY big problem.

      • 129 0388jojothecat
        January 11, 2018 at 11:36 am

        I have worked for state governments for many years and in the past ten years and on a government issued computer where you go on the Internet is tracked and traceable. If you go on an internal government site to “look up” celebrities or famous people personal information when you have NO need to know, you will get fired on the spot. I remember doing some research I was assigned on a well know company and I clicked on what I thought was relating business information, a picture of a naked woman was slowing coming up on my computer screen. I quickly shut down the site, called my boss and told him what happened. I was so afraid that the IT folks were calling him to alert him I was viewing porn. There are some sick people running our government. We need to do a purge of the evil that is ruining our government. I also heard that the state that views more porn sites than any other state is UTAH!

  64. 130 desertflower
    January 11, 2018 at 8:45 am

  65. 131 desertflower
    January 11, 2018 at 8:50 am

  66. 132 desertflower
    January 11, 2018 at 8:51 am

    HA!

  67. 133 desertflower
    January 11, 2018 at 8:53 am

  68. 134 desertflower
    January 11, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Hope they can get a rebate. Laughing stock.

  69. 135 desertflower
    January 11, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Meanwhile, we do NOTHING to assure our elections are not hacked again.

  70. January 11, 2018 at 9:18 am

    • January 11, 2018 at 9:18 am

  71. 139 amk for obama
    January 11, 2018 at 9:28 am

    icymi

  72. January 11, 2018 at 9:34 am

    LOLz

  73. 141 amk for obama
    January 11, 2018 at 9:46 am

    lol. even boris fucking johnson is calling out the turd’s iran policy.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42650266

  74. 142 amk for obama
    January 11, 2018 at 9:49 am

  75. 143 amk for obama
    January 11, 2018 at 9:49 am

  76. January 11, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Important thread on the sham corporate bragging:

  77. January 11, 2018 at 10:04 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 1/10/18
    Robert Mueller sharpens cyber focus in Trump Russia investigation
    From hacking to botnets to unexplained server communications, Rachel Maddow looks at the cyber aspects of the Trump Russia scandal and indications of what Robert Mueller is looking at

  78. 152 amk for obama
    January 11, 2018 at 10:10 am

  79. 153 amk for obama
    January 11, 2018 at 10:12 am

    liars and nutjobs. great job, wwc.

  80. January 11, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Interesting

    • 155 Don
      January 11, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      I wonder if this ties in with gentrification. Luxury brands pride themselves in opening up locations in exclusive areas.

  81. January 11, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Beautiful portrait of Dr King

  82. January 11, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Dumb ass sends House into a frenzy.

  83. January 11, 2018 at 10:33 am

    BREAKING: Trump has officially ended Medicaid as we know it, by allowing states to take health insurance away from people who can’t find a job.

    (Please RT to spread the word.) 1/ pic.twitter.com/bXM6wLUxEq

    — Rebecca Vallas (@rebeccavallas) January 11, 2018

    • 160 Don
      January 11, 2018 at 12:29 pm

      You get what you vote for, unfortunately you also get what you didn’t vote for. I wonder if Trump would have gotten elected if he said before the election that he was going to effectively end Medicaid?


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