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Pure Class

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136 Responses to “Pure Class”


  1. 2 idon
    January 20, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    That picture. Lawd that picture.

  2. 3 desertflower
    January 20, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Back when I was proud.

  3. 6 jacquelineoboomer
    January 20, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Another guy to follow in his citizen career!

  4. 7 Nena20409
    January 20, 2018 at 10:09 pm

  5. 9 Nena20409
    January 20, 2018 at 10:12 pm

  6. 10 WhenPamelaWandered
    January 20, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    From AltNPS, 2 hours ago:

    “A partial closure of national park sites has put our parks at an increased risk. There are 21,383 employees who are furloughed. That leaves very few to manage 80 million acres of national park lands. So we need your help. NPS has stopped providing visitor services and facilities are locked. Visitor centers, restrooms, trash collection, visitor information, educational programs, and permits are not available. We would like to ask for your help with trash collection. If you are planning on attending a national park during the government shutdown and want to help us clean up trash we will send you a free gift in the mail. Please take a picture of the mess and another one after it is cleaned up. Send these pictures to us in a Facebook message. Also, include your name, park assisted in, and address. We will send you a free gift in the mail for your help!”

  7. 11 Nena20409
    January 20, 2018 at 10:21 pm

  8. 12 jacquelineoboomer
    January 20, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    And that’s a wrap, TODville. Sleep well when you get there!

  9. January 20, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    • 14 pkayden
      January 21, 2018 at 8:38 am

      “Around the world” is the kicker. It’s not just those of us in the U.S. who are suffering negative consequences from the election of this poser. With the exception of a few countries (Israel, Russia), Trump is despised worldwise. He is no longer the Leader of the Free World. That title now goes to Angela Merkel.

  10. 17 Jey
    January 21, 2018 at 3:40 am

    I don’t do Twitter … am so glad for the tweets everyone is posts here. Loved Eric Holder’s tweet.

    That the WH thinks the shutdown is cool … is quite telling. They care naught for anyone. For sure their plan is to deport all of the dreamers. They are completely without a soul.
    Ppl turning up at Women’s marches in huge numbers a year after the first one … healthy sign of a blue wave Nov which I wish was here already.

  11. January 21, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Man, how I miss them. So classy.😢😢

  12. 19 Don
    January 21, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Day 2 of my furlough.

    Dispatches from the front line 1/21/2018 7:30 a.m. Austin, Texas.

    Staid up late last with my wife (she’s working on her masters in nursing) I was basically watching t.v. while she was studying. Rode in to work this morning, stop by McDonald’s for breakfast (they make excellent oatmeal). Had a quick conversation with a coworker, I’m sure you know how that went. Reading email, let me rephrase that, deleting email without reading it.

  13. 22 amk for obama
    January 21, 2018 at 8:41 am

    turkish & russian dicktaytors are freezing out the murkans from syria and the turd and his treasonous regime know or can do jacksquat about it. the poor kurds are the sacrificial pawns.

  14. 23 JER
    January 21, 2018 at 8:48 am

    • 28 amk for obama
      January 21, 2018 at 8:59 am

      amazing how the msm frames it as only the dems will suffer because of the rethuglican shutdown. fucking fifth columnists.

      • 29 pkayden
        January 21, 2018 at 11:20 am

        Yes, the MSM always tries to find a way to blame both sides for problems in Congress even though Republicans are in full control.

  15. 30 amk for obama
    January 21, 2018 at 9:10 am

    shep out in 3,2,1

  16. 33 JER
    January 21, 2018 at 9:19 am

    • 34 Don
      January 21, 2018 at 9:25 am

      Ugh! Can you imagine a worst porn name than ‘stormy?’

    • 35 Jey
      January 21, 2018 at 9:58 am

      Didn’t PP once make a comment at the white house about the “calm before the storm”?
      I dont know what that was in reference to but …. now we have Stormy 😅

  17. January 21, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Love the picture of our Forever POTUS44 and FLOTUS44.

  18. 37 JER
    January 21, 2018 at 9:22 am

  19. January 21, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Yeah, this can’t possibly be illegal or anything. These cretins are nothing but vindictive thugs.

  20. 41 Jey
    January 21, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Pence is visiting the troops and blaming Democrats for not funding the troops.
    Whitehouse msg when one calls in the comment line – has a msg blaming the Democrats.

    Surely God is watching them and takibg notes … and I say this as someone who is not deeply religious.

    Trump doesn’t want chain migration. Are Melania’s parents in the US as visitors?
    Did Ivana sponsor any of her family members?

    • January 21, 2018 at 10:06 am

      Pence the christian is over there lying.

      • 43 Jey
        January 21, 2018 at 10:23 am

        I truly truly truly hope these idiots have the ‘greatest’ heartburn anyone had ever had in history.
        In my opinion – (not researched or anything) Trump and regime are trying to re-create Nazi era. Just this time it’s ppl of colour.

        I wanted to throw up watching this shitstunt by the administration, on TV.

    • 44 joyfulmeme
      January 21, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      The Pence statement to the troops was the most despicable thing I’ve seen all week. To stand there with them overseas is simply deplorable. This White House is the most partisan I’ve ever see. The lot of them are disgusting.

  21. January 21, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Trump claim credit for what is still mostly Obama economy. I agree.

  22. 46 amk for obama
    January 21, 2018 at 10:32 am

  23. 47 Jey
    January 21, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Senator Duckworth referring to the POS in the White House as Cadet Bone Spurs and 5 time draft dodger – ☺

  24. 50 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 10:43 am

    • 51 pkayden
      January 21, 2018 at 11:25 am

      This needs to be emphasized more by Democrats. This is why military members will not be paid during the Republican shutdown. All of their talk about loving the military are nullified by this move.

    • 52 desertflower
      January 21, 2018 at 11:29 am

      This needs to go viral. Just so the American people FINALLY try to get a clue as to who it is that REALLY cares about them, and who wants to use them as pawns.

  25. 53 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Small but mighty. Love that.

  26. 54 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 11:14 am

  27. 55 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 11:17 am

    • 56 Sandy1110
      January 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      This is the type of framing the Democrats have to co-opt.

      They can’t make it conceptual. People don’t think that deeply.

      Explain it in metaphors simple enough for a Trump voter to understand.

  28. 58 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 11:18 am

  29. 59 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 11:20 am

  30. 60 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 11:21 am

    • 61 pkayden
      January 21, 2018 at 11:48 am

      The only “good thing” is the continuation of the ACA. Every other policy by this Republican-dominated Congress is considered to be bad. Pretty clear that the majority of Americans are not okay with this administration.

  31. 62 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 11:31 am

  32. 63 desertflower
    January 21, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Click the link. Ugly, ugly America

  33. 77 pkayden
    January 21, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Schumer compares trying to negotiate with Trump as working with jello. Perfect analogy. Trump is only interested in Trump. He could care less about this country, its military or anything which doesn’t directly impact his coffers.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/negotiating-with-jell-o-how-trumps-shifting-positions-fueled-the-rush-to-a-shutdown/2018/01/20/81215b90-fd71-11e7-a46b-a3614530bd87_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_dealmaker-302pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

  34. 80 desertflower
    January 21, 2018 at 11:39 am

    FYI

  35. 81 Don
    January 21, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Someone needs to check to see if ICE Agents are getting bonuses for the number of immigrants they bring in. I say this because the frequency of interactions between ice agents and the general public has increased tenfold.

    • 82 desertflower
      January 21, 2018 at 11:53 am

      I think you may be exactly right. This is fucked up. Another truth.

    • January 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      WOW, great question. And what pot of money is that?

      • 88 Don
        January 21, 2018 at 12:21 pm

        Trust me, the pot exists. Not to get too far off topic, but I think either the pentagon or the military has an unlimited budget, well a budget that does not show up on paper. They have to be able to spend any amount of money to protect our country and our interest around the world. I think government law enforcement has a similar situation to that of the pentagon or the military.

        • January 21, 2018 at 12:25 pm

          Yes, I see what you mean. I guess the question is, bottom line, are we pretty much operating black sites in the U.S. run by ICE rather than the CIA?

          • 90 desertflower
            January 21, 2018 at 12:33 pm

            Oh god. My head hurts now. Make it stop.

          • 91 Don
            January 21, 2018 at 12:35 pm

            We will always have Black Sites run in the U.S. and around the world. And every President, and I do mean every President will keep them running, regardless of what they say. Black Sites are a necessary evil, I don’t think all bad guys are going to give up the goods just by being talked to. I don’t think ICE runs Black Sites, but I think they run something.

            • January 21, 2018 at 12:37 pm

              I’m just guessing there is some sort of torture going on in these detention camps, given the wholesale permission and green light Trump and his racist minions signal every damn day.

              • 93 Don
                January 21, 2018 at 12:44 pm

                I don’t believe that torture takes place at ICE Detention Camps. But I do believe that torture takes place at Black Sites, Black Sites and ICE Detention Camps are two different animals. Black Site operators as we say in the hood are, ‘on some other shit.’

  36. 94 desertflower
    January 21, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Laugh break

  37. 95 Don
    January 21, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Don’t think that there aren’t Republicans that want to continue with the shutdown just to put the screws to Trump. Mcturtle, and Ryan can withstand the effects of a shutdown standing on one leg, they’ve been there and they’ve done that. Trump has never experienced a shutdown, so he has no idea what’s going on and he’s feeling the pressure. So he’s liable to do or say anything. Business isn’t like politics, a businessman or businesswoman can’t comprehend the level of ruthlessness it takes to be a politician.

    • January 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      This last week, as the information about how little Trump knows and how little he’s involved in actual governing, has been quite illuminating. Trump has ZERO idea what he or anybody else is doing and that’s why you see Kelly, Miller, Turtle, Ryan and Starbursts playing him like a pinball machine. They’re putting out mixed messages several times a day and if I were Schumer, I’d just flat out say: GFY.

  38. 98 desertflower
    January 21, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Mary Foster, if you’re here….thanks again for my pussy hat:) It’s on my head! In solidarity.

  39. 103 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 12:42 pm

  40. 104 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Ha. Grandson’s watching a movie on TV about the FBI … just spotted a framed official portrait on the wall of the federal building of President Barack Obama.

    #Love

  41. 108 Nena20409
    January 21, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Hello Beloved TODbots Community.
    The Winter Summer Climate Change in MN continues yet, for another day.
    ❤ TOD Village.
    Thanks, NW.

  42. 110 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 1:22 pm

  43. 112 CEB
    January 21, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    “My sisters, we are gathered here to speak your names”:

    Maxine Waters
    Kamala Harris
    Oprah Winfrey
    Joy Ann Reid
    Viola Davis
    Tarana Burke
    Erica Garner
    Angela Davis
    Bree Newsome
    Propane Jane
    Tammy Baldwin
    Sarah Kendzior
    Ally Raisman
    Rose McGowan
    Alyssa Milano
    #me too sisters
    Progressive diverse women running/winning public office
    women who march AND vote

    “Because you taught us that the search is always for the truth/and when people show us who they are, we should believe them.
    Something that lights the way ahead like a lamp unto our feet,/as steady as the unforgettable beat of our collective heart.”

    We speak your names.

    Add to this list of female warriors who are insisting, resisting, persisting and making America anew.

    The quotes come from Pearl Clage’s poem “We Speak Your Names.”

  44. 115 CEB
    January 21, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    On a personal note, I am asking my TOD ohana for prayers, healing thoughts and Light for my mother who is going through health challenges at the moment. Thanks.

  45. 123 Nena20409
    January 21, 2018 at 1:55 pm

  46. 124 Nena20409
    January 21, 2018 at 2:03 pm

  47. 125 Nena20409
    January 21, 2018 at 2:26 pm

  48. 126 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Texas

  49. 127 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 2:28 pm

  50. 128 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 2:29 pm

  51. 129 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 2:32 pm

  52. 130 Nena20409
    January 21, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Anyone know why Tweet Posts are no longer displayed fully for me.
    I see Only Letterings. Hence, I may mistakenly be posting more duplicates. So please, pardon me in advance.

  53. 131 Nena20409
    January 21, 2018 at 2:42 pm

  54. 133 Nena20409
    January 21, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    I’m posting this here for the Picture Value for TOD’s Cats and Dog Lovers here.

  55. 135 Nena20409
    January 21, 2018 at 2:55 pm

  56. 136 Nena20409
    January 21, 2018 at 3:04 pm


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