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  1. 1 misspat
    June 15, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Hi folks. Thanks Nerdy!

  2. 4 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 2:29 pm

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    • 7 0388jojothecat
      June 15, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      There is NO doubt Orange Satan will pardon him but I pray he goes to jail on state charges.

  5. June 15, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Well, well, well. AP got dragged today for their ridiculous headlines.

  6. 12 globalcitizenlinda
    June 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    These are troubled times in this country and today, some of that was right in my residential space.

    For decades now, there is mosque near located in The Ohio State University neighborhood, in Columbus Ohio .

    Well, today being EID, the extremist Christians (also known as trump key supporters) decided that this would be the “best day” to come and stage protests against Muslims.

    Counter-protesters (in this case the people against such hatemongering) came out too and occupied the opposite side of the street). A number of police officers and news reporters are here.

    A friend called me to tell me about the protest. Of course, like any self-respecting socio-economic justice activist would do, I quickly made my sign and went out to counter-protest against the hatemongers.

    Our group was larger, more vocal and more diverse. We put ourselves upfront so that the Muslims could enter and say their prayers.

    Yes, it is very hot but we have to support other marginalized groups when they need us.

    Ps, If you have some financial, time, or other resources, please consider supporting and promoting Senator Sherrod Brown (D, OH) who is in a very tight re-election race. He is an unapologetic supporter of socio-economic justice and all kinds of priority human rights issues. These are troubled times in this country and today, some of that was right in my residential space.

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  9. June 15, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Sadistic.

  10. 24 JER
    June 15, 2018 at 3:34 pm

  11. 28 donna dem 4 obama
    June 15, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    I don’t like James Comey.

    He may very well be an honorable man but I will never forget how he sabotaged her campaign (because honestly I think he thought she was going to win and he wanted to give the Republicans red meat to go after her once she became President) and in doing so most likely gave that election to Trump and then while on that extensive book tour (on every channel) he never admitted that what he did in those final days was wrong. He still doesn’t even to this day!

    I also hesitate to trust Rod Rosenstein.

    He is a Republican and I refuse to believe that there is no party bias in his thinking. Just think about it, why does Rosenstein go running over to the White House all the time? I know Trumps title but Rosenstein also knows where the skeletons are buried. You would think that he would get Sessions or Kelly or somebody in that White House to tell that moran that he shouldn’t be calling him to the White House on a regular basis. Maybe I’m all wrong and he is just trying to appease Trump in order to keep his job and keep the investigation going but there is something unsettling about him.

    Time will tell and I’m praying Trump and his cronies (including his children) go down.

    • 29 0388jojothecat
      June 15, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      I agree with you dd4d. Comey and McCabe sucked up to Dotard then got burned when he turned on them got what they deserved. The same with Rosenstein. He KNEW the axe was going to fall on him back in April. He better hope Dotard doesn’t lose his mind and fire or try to end the Mueller investigation. He should be kissing Mueller’s toes for having filed all those indictments that will fly from every corner of the globe like flying monkeys from the Wiz of Oz.

    • 30 mtmarilyn
      June 15, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      I agree Donna. You are saying what I l too.

  12. 31 donna dem 4 obama
    June 15, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Trial balloons are already going up to see if he gets the reaction he wants…..

    • 32 desertflower
      June 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      Sounds like obstruction of justice to me. Sure, Rudy…keep talking

    • June 15, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      Giuliani should shut his mouth and realize that Manafort just went to the slammer for witness tampering. Ignoramus is obstructing justice and tampering. All these freaks think they’re above the law. Well, HELL NO.

    • 34 0388jojothecat
      June 15, 2018 at 4:38 pm

      Can’t wait until the IG comes out with what they found about the FBI NYFO and Gouhlioni knowing about the October Surprise.

  13. 35 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 4:11 pm

  14. 36 donna dem 4 obama
    June 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    My face has been in a constant state of confusion all day. The man is legitimately crazy!

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  17. June 15, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Otto Kernberg defined malignant narcissism as having 4 components: narcissism, paranoia, antisocial personality and sadism. Trump exhibits all four: “His narcissism is evident in his “grandiose sense of self-importance … without commensurate achievements.” From viewing cable news, he knows “more about ISIS than the generals” and believes that among all human beings on the planet, “I alone can fix it.” His “repeated lying,” “disregard for and violation of the rights of others” (Trump University fraud and multiple sexual assault allegations) and “lack of remorse” meet the clinical criteria for anti-social personality. His bizarre conspiracy theories, false sense of victimization, and demonization of the press, minorities and anyone who opposes him are textbook paranoia. Like most sadists, Trump has been a bully since childhood, and his thousands of vicious tweets make him perhaps the most prolific CYBER BULLY in history.” And this is just the start. Let him pay the price for his narcissism, greed, sleaze, libel, hatred, shifting the blame to others, compulsive lying, criminality and treason. Trump’s filth & shame is NOT mine or yours. It’s…all..on…him.

  18. June 15, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Yup ….

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  20. June 15, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  21. June 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    An oldie but oh so sweet reminder ….

  22. 52 whenpamelawandered
    June 15, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Yes

  23. June 15, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

  24. 54 pkayden
    June 15, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Cannot be said enough.

  25. 55 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    OH.

  26. 56 Gazelle
    June 15, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Well now, how’s everyone @ TOD? 😂

  27. June 15, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    BOOM: Judge couldn’t trust that Manafort could go without committing a crime:

  28. June 15, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

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    • 62 Gazelle
      June 15, 2018 at 10:21 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing this. What an incredible mind & life. Yes, life. RIP to a magnificent soul, who strived to expand our narrow minds. Bless! ❤

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  32. June 15, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  33. 66 JER
    June 15, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Six years ago today.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  34. June 15, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Good for Meghan … for once ….

    And no, we will never forget!!

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  36. June 15, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    As to avoid any ambiguity on my preference ….

  37. 70 Gazelle
    June 15, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Just because it made me smile & hope.

  38. June 15, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Wow, they are mining deep. This guy is screwed.

  39. June 15, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    This looks more like a country club.

    • 73 jacquelineoboomer
      June 16, 2018 at 1:33 am

      He’s in the “VIP” section, I saw earlier. I’d like to see him spend a few months at one of the immigrant detention centers in TX, where trump is torturing children. Maybe give him a nice pillow and a plastic blanket in tent city during hurricane season.

      • 74 Gazelle
        June 16, 2018 at 4:09 am

        J’OB, I’m beyond the beyond. So absolutely mortified. Is this what we, as a nation, have become. Doesn’t shame exist in US anymore? Breaks my being to the very core.

      • 75 99ts
        June 16, 2018 at 6:54 am

        It is horrendous to do this to anyone – including Manafort. To do it to young children takes the horror to a much greater level.
        This is the US government, led by the president* and his little friend mr sessions

    • 77 sherijr
      June 16, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Just an fyi – keeping anyone in jail/ prison is a “risk to their safety”. Frankly he should have no more protection than anyone else. But $$$ makes him special.

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  41. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    June 16, 2018 at 1:30 am

  42. June 16, 2018 at 9:10 am

    THREAD

  43. June 16, 2018 at 9:54 am

    I could weep.

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  45. 83 Don
    June 16, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Right about now Manafort is having breakfast or has already had breakfast. He might have a visit from his lawyer or a family member depending on if they’ve been cleared to visit him. A legal visit by his lawyer might take a couple of days to get processed. Manafort is probably not talking to other inmates, I’m not sure if he’s housed with other inmates or if he’s housed alone, and he could even be on suicide watch. I doubt if he even slept last night. During his intake screening he’ll be asked about his mental and physical health, i.e. medications. And if he’s in a jail the constant noise is going to drive him crazy, jails can be very noisy at times. If I were Manafort I’d prefer a Federal lockup as opposed to a jail, Detention lockup can be more humane because most of your clientele have money, manners, and means. In a Federal lockup Manafort might even run into someone with more money than he has, LOL. Whereas a jail, you’re dealing with your common street criminal or hoodlum. Up until this moment I haven’t heard about him cooperating, but once it’s been put out there that he might be cooperating then you can bet that someone on his legal team might have had a conversation with the Special Counsel. I think Manafort knows that he’s going to do time, he’s probably trying to figure out just how much time. Come Monday Manafort is going to have a fresh perspective on a great many things.

  46. 84 desertflower
    June 16, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Morning everyone. Have you called your MoC yet?

  47. 87 desertflower
    June 16, 2018 at 10:15 am

  48. 88 desertflower
    June 16, 2018 at 10:20 am

    AND ACT ON THEM!!!

  49. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    June 16, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Not everybody believes in the Bible, but everybody in a governmental post in our country needs to stop quoting it, IMHO. But if they quote it, quote this.

  50. 92 desertflower
    June 16, 2018 at 10:51 am

  51. 94 desertflower
    June 16, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Eyes Open, America.

  52. 95 desertflower
    June 16, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Zero Republicans. Family first, my ass

  53. 96 desertflower
    June 16, 2018 at 11:03 am

    • 97 Sandy1110
      June 16, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      More Democrats need to be saying this. They need to say that Trump is straight-up LYING about HIS policy when he claims that the Democrats are doing it.

      At minimum, he deserves to have Ivanka and/or Don Jr. get the Paul Manafort treatment. Karma can’t come quickly enough.

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  55. June 16, 2018 at 11:18 am

    THIS THIS THIS

  56. 100 desertflower
    June 16, 2018 at 11:19 am

    This Is Us…

  57. 101 globalcitizenlinda
    June 16, 2018 at 11:19 am

    wishing you a great day

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  59. June 16, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Can I say I DESPISE Joe Manchin with the heat of a thousand suns? This week he put out an ad saying he’s 100% behind building the wall. He also says he’d consider backing Trump in 2020. I don’t care where he lives, what kind of a mofo does this? UGH UGH UGH

  60. 105 desertflower
    June 16, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Watch, share and register to vote.

    https://giffords.org/howmanymore/

  61. 106 Don
    June 16, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I remember those weekends when President Obama was in the oval office, we’d sit around here bored because everything was being taken care of in a responsible manner and we didn’t have anything to worry about. I have a greater appreciation for calmness and civility and intelligence.

  62. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    June 16, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Fr. James Martin (you’ll remember seeing him for years on MSNBC, off and on) – who’s really speaking out and has continued to speak out on behalf of not just the immigrants but also our LGBT citizens and others who are “easy targets” – offered this thread today. Whether one believes in God, or the Holy Spirit, or is not a believer at all, the “examine your conscience” part of this is the real key. It’s the old standby reminder of “man’s inhumanity to man,” which humans have fought back against since the cavemen and cavewomen times. Highly recommend this thread.

  63. 108 desertflower
    June 16, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    MUST SEE.

  64. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    June 16, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I’ve already “spoken to” my grandson, who’ll be eligible to vote in 2020, to “Register, then vote as a Democrat.” Hey, I’m his grandmother, I can order him to do the right thing. Ha! (He’s got big-time Democratic leanings already, thank God.)

  65. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    June 16, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Haven’t seen a link to President Obama’s post, so – with your indulgence – I’ll just copy and paste his summer reading list here.

    **

    From President Obama:
    I’m often asked what I’m reading, watching, and listening to, so I thought I might share a short list from time to time. There’s so much good writing and art and variety of thought out there these days that this is by no means comprehensive – like many of you, I’ll miss “The Americans” – but here’s what I’ve been reading lately. It’s admittedly a slightly heavier list than what I’ll be reading over the summer:

    Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging, by Alex Wagner
    I once wrote a book on my own search for identity, so I was curious to see what Alex, daughter of a Burmese mother and Iowan Irish-Catholic father – and a friend of mine – discovered during her own. What she came up with is a thoughtful, beautiful meditation on what makes us who we are – the search for harmony between our own individual identities and the values and ideals that bind us together as Americans.

    The New Geography of Jobs, by Enrico Moretti
    It’s six years old now, but still a timely and smart discussion of how different cities and regions have made a changing economy work for them – and how policymakers can learn from that to lift the circumstances of working Americans everywhere.

    Why Liberalism Failed, by Patrick Deneen
    In a time of growing inequality, accelerating change, and increasing disillusionment with the liberal democratic order we’ve known for the past few centuries, I found this book thought-provoking. I don’t agree with most of the author’s conclusions, but the book offers cogent insights into the loss of meaning and community that many in the West feel, issues that liberal democracies ignore at their own peril.

    “The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy,” by Matthew Stewart, The Atlantic
    Another thought-provoking analysis, this one about how economic inequality in America isn’t just growing, but self-reinforcing – and what that means for education, health, happiness, even the strength of our democracy.

    In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, by Mitch Landrieu
    A few years ago, I eulogized the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was slain by a white supremacist in his church in Charleston, South Carolina. And I’ll never forget something Clem said while he was alive: “Across the South, we have a deep appreciation of history. We haven’t always had a deep appreciation of each other’s history.” That’s something Mitch takes to heart in this book, while grappling with some of the most painful parts of our history and how they still live in the present. It’s an ultimately optimistic take from someone who believes the South will rise again not by reasserting the past, but by transcending it.

    “Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life,” by Jennifer Kavanagh and Michael D. Rich, RAND Corporation
    The title is self-explanatory, but the findings are very interesting. A look at how a selective sorting of facts and evidence isn’t just dishonest, but self-defeating to a society that has always worked best when reasoned debate and practical problem-solving thrive.

  66. 117 Don
    June 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    This latest episode in our journey to a more perfect union now includes the taking of children from their parents. From Slavery to the Women’s Suffrage Movement to Civil Rights to both DOMA and DADT, ours is a complicated history. Yes we can accept children being taken from their parents, because we’ve been harden by the bodies of dead children on classroom floors, and even those acts didn’t change our hearts enough. If the sight of our own children that came from our own wombs, riddled with bullet holes didn’t change us, the sight of someone else’s children being rounded up by our government isn’t going to change us. “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” That’s a hell of a quote to hold on to when your child is alone and afraid locked in a cage.

    • June 16, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      thanks Don, so much.
      That little girl is defenseless and ALONE. Anything can happen to her. Will we find out what?
      Manafort in jail as punishment for crimes. Little children even 8 month olds in jail for NO REASON. Innocent. NO crime.

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    June 16, 2018 at 1:28 pm

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    June 16, 2018 at 2:14 pm

  71. 126 JER
    June 16, 2018 at 3:07 pm

  72. 128 Jewelz
    June 16, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    My forever first lady!


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