134 Responses to “Listening”

  1. April 15, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    YUP …

  2. April 15, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    YUP ….

    It’s gonna get really, really hot ‘in the kitchen’ in the next few minutes and it ain’t gonna chill for a very long time …

  3. April 15, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    America is now in a ‘zone’ it’s never experienced before, even through and since the Civil War ………….

  4. April 15, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    NYT just went ‘live’ …

  5. April 15, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Please never forget that President Barack Obama never even came close to criticizing or restraining FBI Director Comey ….

  6. April 15, 2018 at 10:11 pm

  7. 8 desertflower
    April 15, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Been a weekend.

  8. April 15, 2018 at 10:16 pm

  9. April 15, 2018 at 10:19 pm

  10. April 15, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Seriously ….

    …. because now Trump’s options are that or die in jail, for real ……

  11. 12 desertflower
    April 15, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Thread:) You can just SMELL the desperation:)

    • April 16, 2018 at 12:13 am

      “Of course Trump is raging and furious and terrified. Prosecutors are now looking at his core. Cohen was the key intermediary between the Trump family and its partners around the world; he was chief consigliere and dealmaker throughout its period of expansion into global partnerships with sketchy oligarchs. He wasn’t a slick politico who showed up for a few months. He knows everything, he recorded much of it, and now prosecutors will know it, too. It seems inevitable that much will be made public. We don’t know when. We don’t know the precise path the next few months will take. There will be resistance and denial and counterattacks. But it seems likely that, when we look back on this week, we will see it as a turning point. We are now in the end stages of the Trump Presidency.”

      No doubt about it …. the only question is – ‘Will Trump be prevented from nuking humanity before he’s arrested?” ….

  12. 15 No Child Left Behind
    April 15, 2018 at 11:45 pm

  13. 16 No Child Left Behind
    April 15, 2018 at 11:52 pm

  14. April 16, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Getting hotter in that kitchen every few minutes and accelerating ….

  15. April 16, 2018 at 12:21 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

  16. 19 Dudette
    April 16, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Good Morning Everyone,
    Find the beauty wherever you are.

  17. 20 desertflower
    April 16, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Correct. Morning everyone. Buckle up!

  18. 21 desertflower
    April 16, 2018 at 8:39 am

    As if OBAMA had an issue…when he NEVER DID….or were they referring to another REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT? Each day I grow to detest them more

    • 22 0388jojothecat
      April 16, 2018 at 10:02 am

      This was obviously expected for a “Democratic” president….not a Republican one. The GOP are never held to the rule of law, they are allowed to go quietly into the night.

    • 24 Sandy1110
      April 16, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      “Himself” – trying to pretend Hillary doesn’t exist;

      Trying to paint PBO as creating a lawless nation. These hypocritical POS-es.

      They only hated that minorities dared to stand up to, much less bring up, police brutality. Under their platform, these scumbags knew anyone they put up there would do their best to reverse that ability.

  19. April 16, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Good morning, TODville.

  20. 31 Don
    April 16, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I watched the Comey interview in its entirety last night and what struck me was how indecisive and non-confrontational Comey appeared to be. I’m sure he’s not indecisive or non-confrontational because you can’t be that way and have taken down mobsters in New York as he’s done as a U.S. prosecutor. But it seemed that in meetings with Trump, Trump dominated those meetings according to Comey. But at the end of the day I believe every word Comey says.

    • 32 criquet
      April 16, 2018 at 10:21 am

      Maybe he did not want to compromise Mr Mueller’s investigation.

      • 33 Don
        April 16, 2018 at 10:41 am

        Point understood, I just wish when Trump asked him about loyalty he would have told Trump to fuck off which would have been out of character for Mr. Comey.

  21. 34 desertflower
    April 16, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Thanks Balloon Juice:)

  22. 35 desertflower
    April 16, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Oh, why not!

  23. 36 desertflower
    April 16, 2018 at 9:23 am


  24. 37 desertflower
    April 16, 2018 at 9:35 am

  25. 39 desertflower
    April 16, 2018 at 9:57 am

  26. 40 criquet
    April 16, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Good move.

  27. April 16, 2018 at 10:27 am

    I did not watch Comey’s interview and I’m not going to read his book. But my main question, one which I wish someone would actually ask him, is why now? Why is he publishing and speaking out now at this particular moment in the middle of all these investigations and before midterm elections? I wonder about his intended purpose because it can cut both ways.

  28. 42 CEB
    April 16, 2018 at 10:32 am

    GM, TOD ohana.
    Started my morning off with replaying the PBS showing of Celebration of American Creativity, one of the last In Performance series of the Obama White House. What a joy to relive our musical history and to see the Arts in its rightful place, celebrated with appreciation and support. The Arts and the Sciences are still alive and fighting fiercely or its existence in the face of the ignorant, base Philistines that are currently in ascendency. All attempts to stifle them have never succeeded because creativity is in the very DNA of humanity, especially in Americans. We will rise again and soon.
    Having crazy weather in my part of Florida; it is currently 50 degrees, a bit windy, but the sun is shining, so it is all good. This is the first traditional Spring that we have had in my area in over 50 years and I am actually enjoying it.
    Have a great day everyone; remember that no matter how dark these days appear, we are a blessed people and our fates or mostly in our own hands. Meditating on the blessings of my and my family’s lives this morning brought me to tears of gratitude and watching that performance reminded me how intricately woven the A-A people are in the story/culture of this country. We would be a different people altogether if we were not seasoned with the contributions of A-A from the inception of this country. Through it all, we are still here, surviving, thriving, and contributing in ways big and small.

  29. 43 rikyrah
    April 16, 2018 at 10:35 am

    GOP of Paul Ryan: Perpetuate racism to destroy voting rights and the social safety net.

    GOP of Donald Trump: Destroy social safety net and voting rights to perpetuate racism. https://t.co/UslkastxJG

    — Zeddy (@Zeddary) April 15, 2018

  30. 45 desertflower
    April 16, 2018 at 10:40 am

  31. 46 rikyrah
    April 16, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Paul Ryan somehow denies this, but he routinely normalized Trump and enabled his takeover of the GOP. It played out right in front of all of us. https://t.co/BAsGpI3M9L pic.twitter.com/ynltB4PpvZ

    — Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) April 15, 2018

  32. 47 rikyrah
    April 16, 2018 at 10:49 am

    When it came out that Trump pressured Comey to drop the Flynn investigation and then fired him when he didn’t, @PRyan excused it all saying “he’s new at this.”

    Now @chucktodd asks him whether Comey is honorable, Ryan refuses to answer even on way out. He’s corrupted to the core.

    — Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) April 15, 2018

  33. 48 rikyrah
    April 16, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Paul Ryan Vows To Make Boomers Pay For Retiring By ‘Fixing Entitlements’ https://t.co/NCpRzEBuR6

    — #TheResistance (@SocialPowerOne1) April 15, 2018

    by using ‘ deficits’

    the same deficits that he just exploded with his tax scam?


  34. 49 rikyrah
    April 16, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Another white collar lawyer turns down Trump

    By Kara Scannell

    Updated 10:57 PM ET, Sun April 15, 2018

    Another white collar lawyer has turned down the opportunity to represent President Donald Trump, citing an unidentified conflict, as the President struggles to add to the legal team representing him in the special counsel investigation.

    People close to Trump contacted New York attorney Steven Molo, a former prosecutor who specializes in white collar defense and court room litigation, in recent weeks following the departure of attorney John Dowd from Trump’s personal legal team.
    Molo is only the latest attorney to receive an invitation to help Trump during special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 campaign and any possible dealings with Russia. Other lawyers who declined to join Trump’s team include former US Solicitor General Ted Olson; Emmet Flood, who’s worked for multiple presidents; Robert Bennett, Bill Clinton’s attorney in the Paula Jones litigation; and Bob Giuffra, of Sullivan & Cromwell.

  35. 53 No Child Left Behind
    April 16, 2018 at 11:48 am

    The Goodfather comes to mind…

  36. April 16, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Arizona, gather your peeps and make this happen:

  37. 62 No Child Left Behind
    April 16, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    • 64 0388jojothecat
      April 16, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      Good. I read that people white commented that they too had not purchased anything, was allowed to use the bathroom without purchasing anything, and was never told or asked to buy something for the privileged of sitting there. It was also said the men were NEVER told to buy something or leave. I think they would have either bought something or waited outside. What was so sad they two guys were chatting and laughing with the police right before the white guy they were waiting for showed up. It was at that time, the police put them in handcuffs and took them to jail. Why wouldn’t the manager just say, listen officer all I want is for you to escort them outside. I do not want them arrested. She allowed them to be arrested and spend a night in jail for NO REASON. F her I hope she can’t find a job and has to explain to a future employer what she did to get fired from the last job.

  38. 65 No Child Left Behind
    April 16, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    The damages are worldwide, beyond our borders!

    • 66 CEB
      April 16, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      Contrast this with the actions of young people all over the world who have been inspired by PBO. Words matter. They liberate and enslave; create and destroy; give life and death. PBO knew the awesome power of words and used them thoughtfully and carefully and made sure that his staff did as well. The msm ignorantly complained about his long, reasoned and well-thought out responses, but look at what they have to deal with now. They helped to bring about the mess we now have in the WH and I have no pity for them.

    • 67 Sandy1110
      April 16, 2018 at 11:06 pm

      Canadian media, unlike the US MSM, won’t protect Trump and his MAGAts by ignoring these findings.

  39. 68 Nena20409
    April 16, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Hello TODbots on a Manic Monday Aftern ❤ ❤ n. It was a record falling snow in April in MN, ever. It stared snowing later Friday the 13th in my neck of the woods. It finally stopped before dawn this AM.
    Congrats, Doc Bob on your Au ⭐ Furst.
    Thank you, NW.
    Hey, Amk, Yardarm, LP, LL, Jovie, etc check in once in a blue moon 😉
    ❤ TODville Community.

  40. April 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm


    • 71 Nena20409
      April 16, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      You don’t say…..this is so funny to me.
      As the saying goes:
      The Guilty always fear accusation.

    • 72 rikyrah
      April 16, 2018 at 3:05 pm


      Add ANOTHER thing that would be struck from a movie script if in it as being ‘ too unrealistic’.

      TRUTH continues to be stranger than fiction.

  41. 73 rikyrah
    April 16, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Cohen’s Third Client is SEAN HANNITY!

    • 74 CEB
      April 16, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      I started scream/laughing when I found out about this. All of these mofos are drinking from the same fetid well and all of their shit is literally coming out. WooHoo! Let truth continue to come forth and may Karma continue her righteous war.

  42. April 16, 2018 at 3:11 pm

  43. 80 Nena20409
    April 16, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    • 81 CEB
      April 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      This actually makes me sad enough to cry. She should be in her natural habitat, surrounded by a gorilla family group giving birth far from human eyes and intervention. No one, person or animal, should give birth or raise a family I any form of captivity. No matter how we try to dress it up, zoos, animal parks, etc. are cruel and unnatural. The best thing that we can do for other animals is to leave them alone and to stop destroying their habitats.

    • 82 sherijr
      April 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      omg she is so tender and loving, heart wrenching beauty.

  44. 83 JER
    April 16, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    • 84 0388jojothecat
      April 16, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      Very few people did not smile, laugh or feel uncomfortable around PBO. Most everyone who met both of them said the Obama’s put them at ease, they were able to relax and be themselves around the couple. That says a lot about a leader as well as a human being.

  45. 85 Don
    April 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm


    • 86 Nena20409
      April 16, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Now, Don You’ve done it. I almost threw up my nose.
      That was so funny to me.
      Thank you, Nevertheless 😉

  46. April 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm

  47. 90 JER
    April 16, 2018 at 3:37 pm

  48. 91 JER
    April 16, 2018 at 3:45 pm

  49. 92 Don
    April 16, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Of all the lawyers that Hannity could have retained he chose Michael Cohen, it makes perfect sense. After all, Hannity wasn’t looking for legal help, he was looking for a fixer. And to fix what, only Hannity and Cohen and the person that may or may not have received a duffle bag full of money knows.

  50. 93 Nena20409
    April 16, 2018 at 3:56 pm

  51. 96 Nena20409
    April 16, 2018 at 4:02 pm

  52. 97 Nena20409
    April 16, 2018 at 4:32 pm

  53. April 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    A quick break from the madness…..

    • 99 vcprezofan2
      April 16, 2018 at 5:45 pm

      Way to go, Sammie – a creative problem solver! ‘Twould be good to see her idea catching on in schools across the country. Our kids and young people are showing the way in so many ways.

  54. April 16, 2018 at 5:01 pm

  55. 101 pkayden
    April 16, 2018 at 5:03 pm

  56. 102 criquet
    April 16, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Anyone surprised?

  57. 103 Nena20409
    April 16, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    • 104 vcprezofan2
      April 16, 2018 at 5:14 pm

  58. 105 No Child Left Behind
    April 16, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    This guy is my man!

  59. April 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm

  60. 109 criquet
    April 16, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Hannity should know that money does not have to pass. The publicity and defense he gave could be considered in kind payment.

  61. 110 No Child Left Behind
    April 16, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    • 111 CEB
      April 16, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      Please, please, please IRS take him down soon!

    • 112 Sandy1110
      April 16, 2018 at 10:49 pm

      So sick of this sh*t!

      I got dinged for taking out some retirement savings to buy a car, and I’m paying that tax right away.

      What the hell is wrong with these greedy-ass billionaires?

  62. 113 Nena20409
    April 16, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    • 114 Nena20409
      April 16, 2018 at 5:49 pm

  63. April 16, 2018 at 5:23 pm

  64. 116 No Child Left Behind
    April 16, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    “I don’t know where he lives, I’ve never seen him before. In fact, he was just passing by the studio, so I was told, and somehow waved at me.”

  65. 120 No Child Left Behind
    April 16, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Oh, boy! It was too early to think that there would be no more scandals.

  66. 122 No Child Left Behind
    April 16, 2018 at 5:32 pm

  67. 123 pkayden
    April 16, 2018 at 5:44 pm

  68. April 16, 2018 at 5:53 pm

  69. April 16, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Trump can go pound the table but the other signatories are sticking with the deal.

  70. 126 No Child Left Behind
    April 16, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Oh, oh!

  71. 127 donna dem 4 obama
    April 16, 2018 at 6:03 pm

  72. 128 No Child Left Behind
    April 16, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    The truth will eventually come out.

  73. 129 Nena20409
    April 16, 2018 at 6:38 pm

  74. April 16, 2018 at 6:48 pm

  75. 133 Nena20409
    April 16, 2018 at 7:35 pm

  76. 134 Nena20409
    April 16, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    This made me cry.

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