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A Sobering Reminder


129 Responses to “A Sobering Reminder”


  1. 1 WhenPamelaWandered
    February 15, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you, Mr President.

  2. 4 Anna
    February 15, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Don’t know what I would do without President Obama to look to, he remains a guiding light to me.

  3. 5 Anna
    February 15, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Congrats Pamela on furst. Agree, thank you President Obama.

  4. February 15, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Important video and thread:

  5. 7 Nena20409
    February 15, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    I hope these young People will make this their cause.

  6. 9 No Child Left Behind
    February 15, 2018 at 7:37 pm

  7. 10 No Child Left Behind
    February 15, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Washington (CNN)Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, indicating he’s poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case.

    Gates has already spoken to Mueller’s team about his case and has been in plea negotiations for about a month. He’s had what criminal lawyers call a “Queen for a Day” interview, in which a defendant answers any questions from the prosecutors’ team, including about his own case and other potential criminal activity he witnessed.

  8. 12 pkayden
    February 15, 2018 at 7:48 pm

  9. February 15, 2018 at 8:06 pm

  10. 16 desertflower
    February 15, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Thread

  11. February 15, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    The only hope to get anything done abut guns is to get rid of the NRA Republicans, First step November 6,2018.

  12. February 15, 2018 at 8:53 pm

  13. February 15, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    A great idea:

  14. February 15, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Won’t change otherwise …

  15. 29 Tally
    February 16, 2018 at 12:21 am

  16. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    February 16, 2018 at 12:45 am

  17. 31 Dudette
    February 16, 2018 at 1:35 am

    Oh yeh baby!

  18. February 16, 2018 at 6:23 am

  19. 35 desertflower
    February 16, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Share. SO important. Seems like common sense, but common sense isn’t common, is it?

  20. 36 desertflower
    February 16, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Share. Widely.

  21. 37 desertflower
    February 16, 2018 at 7:53 am

  22. 38 desertflower
    February 16, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Vote them all out. They never had any intention of protecting Dreamers

  23. 39 desertflower
    February 16, 2018 at 8:06 am

  24. 41 Dudette
    February 16, 2018 at 8:08 am

  25. 42 Dudette
    February 16, 2018 at 8:11 am

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  27. 44 desertflower
    February 16, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Just going to put this here. Pond scum

  28. 45 desertflower
    February 16, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Zacklee

  29. 46 Dudette
    February 16, 2018 at 8:29 am

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  31. 48 Dudette
    February 16, 2018 at 8:38 am

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  34. 51 desertflower
    February 16, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Mittens threw his hat in the ring. Seems like he was around eons ago….

  35. 52 rikyrah
    February 16, 2018 at 9:10 am

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    @MaggieNYT and @kenvogel report some Trump inaugural committee $$$ went to Apprentice producer Mark Burnett, who was involved in producing inaugural activities – and whose unaired Trump footage never saw light of day https://t.co/xzT6GWT0K9

    — David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) February 15, 2018

    “Don’t think of it as a bribe…think of it as a payment to improve the security of those tapes with the Apprentice outtakes.” https://t.co/OUkYVg4cXW

    — Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 16, 2018

    • 53 Don
      February 16, 2018 at 10:31 am

      I wonder if the tapes are fruit of a poisonous tree, meaning if they were collected illegally can they be used against Trump.

  36. 54 rikyrah
    February 16, 2018 at 9:13 am

    @MaddowBlog
    8m8 minutes ago
    “[Gates has] had what criminal lawyers call a “Queen for a Day” interview, in which a defendant answers any questions from the prosecutors’ team, including about his own case and other potential criminal activity he witnessed.

  37. 55 rikyrah
    February 16, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Stormy Daniels saved a dress she wore during sex with Donald Trump — and plans to test it for his DNA: report https://t.co/NbJg1SThtO

    — Raw Story (@RawStory) February 16, 2018

  38. 57 rikyrah
    February 16, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Gates isn’t the only one singing:

    Steve Bannon was reportedly interviewed by Robert Mueller over multiple days https://t.co/PTPjxQQaqy

    — The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 15, 2018

    Guys. You see that it’s not a subpoena, right. It’s an interview. Meaning not compelled. FLIPPED. https://t.co/Su5PZIu4Xn

    — Eric Garland (@ericgarland) February 15, 2018

  39. 59 desertflower
    February 16, 2018 at 9:43 am

    • 60 0388jojothecat
      February 16, 2018 at 11:29 am

      I just don’t trust that the money will be used to primary NRA-gun-owned-GOP. Who are they going to primary them with? More GOP liars who say they will vote against the NRA then they don’t and vote lock-step with Marco Rubio? McConnell, Ryan, McCarthy, Cotton? No Thanks.

  40. 61 rikyrah
    February 16, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Trump words on gun tragedy ring hollow given past legislation

    Rachel Maddow points out that the first significant piece of legislation Donald Trump signed was to give mentally ill people easier access to guns, so his concern that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter was mentally ill and shouldn’t have been allowed a gun doesn’t carry much weight.

  41. 62 rikyrah
    February 16, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Trump team uses gun tragedy as cover, reveals financial documents

    Rachel Maddow notes the particular timing of the Trump team’s release of financial documents showing questionable use of tens of millions of dollars of campaign funds.

  42. 63 rikyrah
    February 16, 2018 at 9:50 am

    ‘Queen for a day’ likely means another witness flip for Mueller

    Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, helps Rachel Maddow understand what it means that former Trump campaign staffer Rick Gates had a “Queen for a day” interview with Robert Mueller’s team, and why Donald Trump should be worried.

    • 64 Don
      February 16, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Gates has a choice, he can either be Mueller’s ‘Queen for a day’ or be some guy’s queen in the joint for ten years.

  43. 65 rikyrah
    February 16, 2018 at 9:51 am

    VA Secretary Shulkin worsens scandal with dubious explanation

    Rachel Maddow shares details of an inspector general report about VA Secretary David Shulkin using taxpayer money for personal travel with his wife, which he tried to explain away with the excuse that his staffer’s computer was hacked.
    Feb.15.2018

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  46. February 16, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    OH, MY.

    Corallo is the one who quit because he thought Con Don was obstructing justice writing that memo on AF1 to cover Donny Jr’s screwup.

  47. 69 JER
    February 16, 2018 at 12:39 pm

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  49. 72 Allison
    February 16, 2018 at 12:52 pm

  50. February 16, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Moving right along……

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  52. February 16, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    WHOA

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  57. 88 Nena20409
    February 16, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    TGIF!
    Hmm?
    13 Indictments of Russians who since 2013 have been working OT to undermine the 2016 elections. Trump visited Russia in 2013. Hmm?
    Hello TODville community.
    Congrats, Pamela on your Au ⭐
    ❤ ❤ ❤ TODbots, period!

  58. 89 Allison
    February 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm

  59. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    February 16, 2018 at 2:08 pm

  60. 98 Don
    February 16, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    In reading a story about the indictments it said that Trump was told of the indictments by the head of the F.B.I, LOLOLOLOL no fucking shit!

  61. 100 Don
    February 16, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    To indict 13 people of doing the exact same thing requires tons and tons of paperwork and hours and hours of investigative work. Like I said before, Mueller is miles and miles in front of everything that we might think we know. I’m almost positive that Mueller has Trump ready to go and its just a matter of logistics.

  62. 101 JER
    February 16, 2018 at 2:21 pm

  63. 102 Nena20409
    February 16, 2018 at 2:26 pm

  64. 103 Nena20409
    February 16, 2018 at 2:29 pm

  65. 104 Nena20409
    February 16, 2018 at 2:33 pm

  66. 105 JER
    February 16, 2018 at 2:37 pm

  67. 106 amk for obama
    February 16, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    mebbe a wrong metaphor, moi hopes that damned Damocles sword thingy finally kills off the turd at least now. high time this fucking thing became true.

  68. 107 amk for obama
    February 16, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    mittbot, the congenital lying pos, calling out the turd. good joke.

  69. February 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    When they say, “unwitting,” is that supposed to mean “unaware”? “no clue”? Because I’m not sure I believe that. Even if it may have started out that way, it’s hard for me to believe that those unwitting Americans remained clueless; especially if they were benefiting from it.

  70. 112 Nena20409
    February 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm

  71. February 16, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Everyone who is signed up with the Obama Foundation, there’s a really nice letter from Kehinde Wiley today. If you didn’t get it, let me know and I’ll post it.

    • February 16, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      i hav signed up multiple times …yet i never get notices…could you please post it …thanks so much

      • February 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm

        Sure.

        The subject line is: Painting President Obama

        Over the course of the past year, I have had the life-changing honor of painting President Obama’s portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

        On Monday, we unveiled it to the world.

        I’d like to tell you a bit about it.

        In choosing the composition and colors for this painting, I sought to create an allegorical index to President Obama’s life story — using key botanicals that reference his personal presence in the world. Jasmine from Hawaii. Chrysanthemums from Chicago. Blue African Lilies from Kenya.

        And the nature of the president’s pose is not sword-wielding or swashbuckling. It’s contemplative. Humble. Open to the world in its possibilities. A man of the people.

        As an artist, my practice is the contemporary reinterpretation of painting. I’m inspired by its history, by its mechanical act, and the human stories that can unfold on a physical plane. And what drives me is this notion of a history that is at once welcoming of those human stories — while being dismissive of those that don’t correspond to some accepted notion of respectability.

        And my aim was to use the universal language of painting to arrive at a much more inclusive commentary of our own collective potential.

        The particular honor of being the first African-American painter to paint the first African-American president has been, for me, beyond any individual recognition.

        It is bigger than me, and anything I could gain out of this. It presents a whole field of potential for young people — particularly young black and brown kids who might see these paintings on museum walls and see their own potential.

        Art can function in practical, descriptive ways — but it can also inspire in so many resounding multiplicities.

        That is my hope for this painting.

        Thank you.

        – Kehinde Wiley

    • 121 GGAIL
      February 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      I received the letter today. It was a pleasant surprise and I’m waiting till I get home to read it.

  72. 122 Nena20409
    February 16, 2018 at 2:57 pm

  73. 123 Nena20409
    February 16, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    For You, Amk.

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  75. 126 Nena20409
    February 16, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    This 2 limosine rides is costly to the Taxpayers.

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  77. 129 Nena20409
    February 16, 2018 at 3:49 pm


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