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  1. January 22, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Good afternoon TOD’ers. Thanks Nerdy for all you do.

    • 2 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      January 23, 2018 at 10:48 am

      FACEBOOK IS QUITE POPULAR AND THAT IS WHAT I USE..PLEASE PUT OBAMA PICS OUT FOR FACEBOOK USE AS WELL.

  2. 3 Judith Fardig
    January 22, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    RanMan – well done! No, we will not let #FakePresident erase our beloved President Obama and his accomplishments!

  3. January 22, 2018 at 4:06 pm

  4. January 22, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    • 7 pkayden
      January 22, 2018 at 4:20 pm

      Democrats have to push back against the notion that by supporting DACA, they are supporting criminal migrants. This is not true. If you commit a crime, you cannot be a DREAMER. That’s the law. Dems need to be much more aggressive about pushing back when Republicans lie about this issue and therefore stop Republicans from framing DACA as a “Dems love criminals” issue.

  5. 8 pkayden
    January 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Interesting day in Washington, D.C. Let’s see what happens in February. At least, CHIP is safe for the next 6 years. I am not that optimistic that DACA is passed by the House in February but we’ll have to see. Anything is possible and Democrats have time to frame the argument and push Republicans on DACA which is heavily supported by the American people.

  6. 9 jacquelineoboomer
    January 22, 2018 at 6:06 pm

  7. 10 JER
    January 22, 2018 at 6:13 pm


    Trump Hasn’t Destroyed Obama’s Legacy. He’s Revealed How Impressive It Was. … The opposition to Obama was primarily a racialized hysteria justified on spurious procedural grounds that have since been discarded. The noise and frenzy of opposition obscured the scale of what Obama was able to build. In the brutal contrast, Trump’s presidency has shown us what a successful presidency with enduring achievements really looks like. … http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/trump-hasnt-destroyed-obamas-legacy.html

    • January 22, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      it wan’t just the GOP who obstructed and lied about President…but it was the loony left as well

    • 15 CEB
      January 22, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks for adding this link to the blog; good article and one that was sorely needed

    • 16 vcprezofan2
      January 22, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks, JER. Hope your healing is progressing rapidly.

      This is a good article for sharing (TY, JER), as it gives a different perspective to those of us who were apprehensive about the Orange Idiot’s unrelenting attack on PBO’s legacy, while having nothing to offer. I put it in a tweet for easier sharing.

  8. 17 whenpamelawandered
    January 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Unabashed advert:

    My sister-in-law has a published book, quite a story. I have my autographed copy, and am very proud of her. It is not easy to tell the parts we wish may we could forget. Most important is what we do with the lessons learned. ♥️🕯🙏🏻

    • 18 vcprezofan2
      January 22, 2018 at 10:14 pm

      Hello, MP; nice to see you.

      I googled the title and author and discovered a very lengthy summary of the first half of the plot. Congrats to your sis-in-law.

    • 19 Judith Fardig
      January 23, 2018 at 12:29 am

      Pamela – hope you are doing well. Thought about you as Erika, Paul, and I marched in Seattle.

  9. January 22, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    thread!

  10. 23 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Wishing her much success with the book. May it’s revelations bring healing grace to all & strengthen your family’s love.

  11. 25 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 7:48 pm

  12. 26 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 7:49 pm

  13. 27 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 7:54 pm

  14. 32 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 7:54 pm

  15. 33 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 7:55 pm

  16. 34 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    RBG is the coolest!

  17. 38 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Loved that show. Reboot is moving from NYC to ATL. This’ll be interesting.

  18. 39 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 7:59 pm

  19. 40 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    “… And just in case you’re wondering, yes, bookies are also taking bets about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s upcoming wedding. Right now you can apparently gamble on whether Elton John will sing, if the Obamas will attend, whether the royal ginger will shave his head, and who will design Markle’s wedding dress.”

  20. 41 Jey
    January 22, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Sooooo … I am catching up on the today’s news, aaparently Donald Trump reports ylto President Miller and President Kelley (sp?)

    Paul Begala on Erin Burnett (CNN) called Kelly a hero or honorable man (or something close to that) because of his service etc etc etc. So simply wearing a uniform automatically makes Kelley a decent human being ???
    Hasn’t history shown that there are men, dressed in uniform, who are capable of being inhumane?

    Sarah Sanders surely has to be one of the ugliest souls on earth. Her lying and condescension is truly Deplorable. I hope she is always blessed with a lying husband and children. She doesn’t deserve anything less. She is nothing but a POS.

    • 42 jacquelineoboomer
      January 22, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      Kelly could have been honored for being in the military and having an admirable career for the rest of his life … but then he chose sides with trump and became known as the same thing trump is: a racist, down to the bone. Shame on Paul Begala if he didn’t call him out for it.

  21. 43 Jey
    January 22, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Happy Monday TOD’ers!

  22. January 22, 2018 at 8:18 pm

  23. 45 Jey
    January 22, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    A thought just came to me … Pence really does look like one of the teletubby characters. 😂

  24. 46 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Social media at it’s best

    https://www.ellentube.com/video/chadwick-boseman-and-ellen-surprise-black-panther-fundraiser-frederick-josephs.html

  25. 48 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 8:34 pm

  26. 49 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    There really are some horrible people out here. Damn!

  27. 53 Nena20409
    January 22, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Axios, so read with loads of skepticism.

  28. 54 Nena20409
    January 22, 2018 at 9:01 pm

  29. 55 Jey
    January 22, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Linda Sarsour (one of the organizers with the women’s march – I don’t know anything about her) … was pooh-poohing democrats for caving (basically) on the Chris Hayes show. Said that there will be a big win in Nov but outside the Democratic party (apologies but I can’t recall her exact words but that’s what she alluded to). She reminded me of the extreme left loony thinking (unless i misunderstood her). Have these ppl not learned anything at all???

    • January 23, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      this is my issue with some of the organizers of the march…indeed with some of the so called progressives…you have two parties …the DEMs and the GOP….the ideas that they are promoting have ZERO chance of living in the Republican Party….but they cannot bring themselves to call for the support of the Democratic Party…i find that fraudulent…and makes me wonder what is really going on…are they planning to play spoilers for a 3rd party candidate..

  30. 57 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    This thread is sad, painful, but true and worth a read.

    Keep reading. There’s much more…

    • 58 Sandy1110
      January 22, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      It’s beyond maddening that the extreme left seems to be as ignorant in their way as the far right.

      Everyone on the left needs to read and take this seriously.

      I think there are some people who don’t want to acknowledge the reality that this is what the Trump administration really wants…or to deal with that happening.

      Otherwise, I can’t think of why they still think they have room to nip at Democrats’ heels when the GOP poses a life-and-death threat to American people and ideals. It’s scary to write that.

      • 59 Dudette
        January 22, 2018 at 11:06 pm

        You’re so right, though.

      • 60 nathkatun7
        January 23, 2018 at 2:56 am

        Well said Sandy. In my humble opinion, I think the “extreme left” ( the people I call “holier than thou purity progressives”) is partly to blame for the election of Donald Trump. In 2016, many of the “holier than thou purity progressives” voted for either Stein or Johnson, or did did not vote at all. It’s as if they learned nothing from the 2000 election debacle, when many of them voted for Nader because, as they so loudly proclaimed, there was no difference between Goerge W. Bush and Al Gore. I just can’t tell you how sick I am of them trying to take over the Democratic Party, pretending to be the base of the Party, despite the fact that they’ve repeatedly abandoned the Democratic Party to vote for fringe third party candidates.

        These “holier than thou purity progressives” are once agiain out there loudly proclaiming that the “Democrats caved” for a negotiating a deal to reopen the government, which saved millions of children from losing health insurance, prevented hundreds of thousands of federal government workers, including those in the military, from being furloughed, Look, I too I am unhappy that the deal didn’t guarantee protection for the Dreamers. But it’s not as if the Democrats in Congress totally abandoned the fight to protect the Dreamers. Instead of berating and demonizing Democratic members of Congress who have been fighting so hard to protect the Dreamers,, why are the supposedly “Democratic base” pledging to keep up the fight to protect the Dreamers? As disappointed as I am about Congress’ failure to protect the Dreamers, I am still going to do whatever it takes to support the Democratic Party and Democratic members of Congress because they are the ones still fighting hard to protect the Dreamers. The “holier than thou purity progressives” now attacking the Democrats are all talk. And as my wise grandmother was fond of saying: “Talk Is Cheap.” Attacking and demonizing Democratic members of Congress will not ensure protection for the Dreamers. Instead, such attacks are more likely to promote disunity, thus weakening the Party resistance to Trump and the GOP.

  31. 61 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 9:14 pm

  32. 62 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 9:17 pm

  33. 63 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 9:19 pm

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    January 22, 2018 at 9:24 pm

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  36. 67 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 9:28 pm

  37. 68 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 9:36 pm

  38. 69 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 9:36 pm

  39. 70 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 9:40 pm

  40. 72 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Another long but really important thread

    • 73 Dudette
      January 22, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    • 74 jacquelineoboomer
      January 22, 2018 at 11:41 pm

      Great find, Dudette. Thank you!

  41. 76 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 10:00 pm

  42. 77 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 10:04 pm

  43. 79 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 10:08 pm

  44. 80 amk for obama
    January 22, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    The dems won’t get the credit for saving CHIP and they won’t get the vote on dreamers. First due to the dishonest msm and the second due to the dishonestest party ever. Lucy and football every fucking time.

    • 81 jacquelineoboomer
      January 22, 2018 at 11:37 pm

      Hi, amk. Just to let you know I’ve seen all over twitter today that there is incredible appreciation for the fact Dems saved CHIP – urging other Dems to not forget that was major! It’s up to us to keep the record straight and the applause line high, not the MSM!

      We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. 🙂

  45. January 22, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Checking in with this story. Remember I posted that we had 14,000 marchers yesterday. Well today, a number of people (say Republicans in this very red town) began questioning rather harshly the police dept. about that number, calling it fake news. So, one of the local TV stations covered the story. Interviewed the police to get an explanation. Here’s what the police said: We used a counter at the check in point and got 9000. We know there were around 5000 in the 10 block long line that never got in the area for the rally. Police spokesperson went on to give numbers from other marches or events. Ended it by saying that there’s never been that number for any event here in Knoxville. Kaboom! take that you trump crazies.

    #BlueWave#PowertothePolls

  46. 85 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 11:35 pm

  47. January 22, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Thank you NerdyWonka. Thank you all TOD commentarians and lurkers. It is good to come here. It is good to know here is here even when I don’t make it over to read up.

  48. 88 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    • 89 Dudette
      January 22, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    • 90 Dudette
      January 22, 2018 at 11:41 pm

      Background

  49. 91 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 11:49 pm

  50. 94 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 11:50 pm

  51. 95 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    I really, really like this man.

  52. 96 Dudette
    January 23, 2018 at 12:03 am

  53. 97 Dudette
    January 23, 2018 at 12:08 am

  54. 98 No Child Left Behind
    January 23, 2018 at 12:12 am

  55. 99 Dudette
    January 23, 2018 at 12:13 am

  56. 100 No Child Left Behind
    January 23, 2018 at 12:14 am

  57. 101 No Child Left Behind
    January 23, 2018 at 12:20 am

  58. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2018 at 12:27 am

  59. 103 No Child Left Behind
    January 23, 2018 at 12:30 am

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    January 23, 2018 at 12:46 am

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    January 23, 2018 at 12:46 am

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    January 23, 2018 at 12:49 am

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    January 23, 2018 at 12:49 am

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    January 23, 2018 at 12:50 am

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    January 23, 2018 at 1:08 am

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    January 23, 2018 at 1:17 am

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    January 23, 2018 at 1:18 am

  75. 119 No Child Left Behind
    January 23, 2018 at 1:52 am

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    January 23, 2018 at 2:35 am

  77. 122 JER
    January 23, 2018 at 8:08 am

  78. 123 JER
    January 23, 2018 at 8:09 am

  79. 124 desertflower
    January 23, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Morning everyone. Shithole country. Really.

  80. January 23, 2018 at 8:47 am

    CR’s allow the GOP to continue to kick issues down the road with no real commitment for bi-partisan solutions and no real consequences for their inaction.

    Honestly, I believe that even though majority public opinion favors DREAMERS, and they think that Congress needs to do something to stabilize their status and give DREAMERS a path to citizenship, the average person is not willing to make the sacrifices that a long-term government shutdown would bring, especially when it negatively impacts their finances … particularly those that pretty much live pay-check to pay-check. (The chronic reckless actions of Congress is part of the reason so many allowed themselves to hope that voting for the “great negotiator” would bring a positive change to D.C.) A lengthy government shutdown would start to have a domino effect, maybe even deteriorating the positive sentiment towards DREAMERS.

    Democrats need to take control of the narrative. The GOP has control of the bully pulpit. They also have the reinforcement of the MSM who seems to thrive on dramatizing the narrative at the expense of Democrats. Those who are giving Democrats a positive spin on voting to re-open the government – i.e., CHIPS, also question whether Democrats have a plan if McConnell and company do not follow through on their commitment. IS there plan other than forcing another government shutdown???

    Democrats also need to consider the HOUSE in their Plan B. Even if the Senate follows through on their commitment and a bi-partisan DACA bill is brought to the floor for a vote – AND APPOVED, the House has already indicated that they are not bound by what the Senate does. They are in a position that they don’t NEED Democratic support to pass their partisan bills. They don’t even bring bills to the floor for a vote that could easily garner numerous Democratic votes. They want to maintain the perception that Democrats do not want to cooperate. We know that in the GOP’s eyes, “cooperation” just means signing on to what they present.

    Paul Ryan is able to hide behind the GOP House majority and in the shadows of the Senate. How can he and House majority leaders be forced to bring a bi-partisan bill to the floor for a vote; a bill that would get both GOP and Democratic votes; a bill that would pass? How can the WH’s (45, Pres. Miller/Kelly) influence be diminished?

    And how do you get *all* factions of the Democratic party to stop the woulda/shoulda/coulda’s and come together (put their presidential ambitions on hold for a minute) to strategize how to make this work, despite their minority status? How do they find the loopholes in procedures without putting their advantage at risk once they re-gain the majority? How do they learn to make use of the MSM, Social Media, etc., to get their message out and not be overshadowed by GOP messaging?

  81. January 23, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Well, there you have it.

  82. January 23, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Oh my God.

  83. 141 desertflower
    January 23, 2018 at 9:36 am

  84. 142 desertflower
    January 23, 2018 at 9:45 am

    BFD

  85. January 23, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Oh, it’s on.

    • 145 jacquelineoboomer
      January 23, 2018 at 10:48 am

      This was Sessions’ chance to “recall” something, give it up, and get himself somewhat off the hot seat. Wonder how he did.

    • 146 0388jojothecat
      January 23, 2018 at 11:39 am

      I know DAMNED WELL he recalled EVERYTHING. He knew if he said anything wrong to Congress it would not be the same answers the SC would get. He still gonna lose his law license…traitor!

  86. 147 JER
    January 23, 2018 at 10:00 am


    @Newsweek 48m
    Obama deserves more credit than Trump for the good economy, Americans say in a new poll http://bit.ly/2E45Mug

    • 148 pkayden
      January 23, 2018 at 11:00 am

      Of course. And that especially is true about the steep drop in Black unemployment. Trump has done nothing to help our economy and his tax bill may actually end up harming it by bring in less revenue for the federal government.

  87. 149 JER
    January 23, 2018 at 10:24 am


    TRUMP’S PLAN TO WHITEWASH BARACK OBAMA’S LEGITIMACY AND LEGACY
    …By ceaselessly playing to his resentful base, Trump has quite forgotten to notice that they make up only a percentage of the United States, and that this painful slight will be remembered for generations. The only wall he’s building is a wall against time. …
    https://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/cahirodoherty/donald-trump-s-plan-to-whitewash-barack-obama-s-legitimacy-and-legacy

  88. 150 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2018 at 10:46 am

  89. 151 pkayden
    January 23, 2018 at 10:54 am

    For those of you who may be fans, Hugh Masekela just passed. I remember this great song from the anti-Apartheid movement. May he R.I.P. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG3oKb2JQow

  90. January 23, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Hard to get through this video. Just completely heartbreaking to witness unspeakable stupidity and cruelty.

  91. January 23, 2018 at 11:30 am


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