American Patriotism



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  1. July 4, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Happy 4th everyone!!

    Great idea ….

    Yes WE Can

    • July 4, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    • 3 nathkatun7
      July 4, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      Bob, A Very Happy 4th to you and your family. John Lundin is absolutely spot-on! We need to wage a second war of Independence from the Russian dictator Putin and his puppet Trump masquerading as president of the United States.

      • July 5, 2018 at 2:45 pm

        “We need to wage a second war of Independence from the Russian dictator Putin and his puppet Trump masquerading as president of the United States.”

        That is precisely what we must accomplish, via every possible action, including the total destruction of the #WhiteSupremacist Minority (aka @GOP) on Election Day this November and every day thereafter.

        Thank you Nath and all the best to you and your family!

  2. 5 sjterrid
    July 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy, for highlighting President Obama’s Selma Speech written in tweets today by Jon Favreau.

    Happy July 4th, TOD!

  3. July 4, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Yup …

    • 7 sherijr
      July 4, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      This stuff is pure evil. It takes dedication to “the cause” to treat other human beings in this manner, let alone children. From Trump down to the lowliest cbp/ice guard- they are gd evil. I could barely finish reading these transcripts. Can you imagine being an adult and turning away from a 4 yr old grieving child, refusing to give them comfort. Not feeding them decent or filling food. Not washing them. They are hiring from the bottom of the nazi barrel to come up with these horrible people. We’d damn well better do whatever it takes to put an end to all of this.

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  8. 14 GGAIL
    July 4, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    On this day of July 4,2018, I am sad because America is NOT free or Independent. We are currently under siege by a crooked occupier in the White House.

    We need to mark November 5, 2018 as our new day of Independence!

    Yes WE CAN!

    • 15 nathkatun7
      July 4, 2018 at 11:31 pm

      I am with you GGAIL! Right now, we need to Declare Independence from Russia’s dictator Putin, who installed a puppet president named Donald Trump to be president of the United States so as to advance Russia’s imperial designs to dominate the world.

  9. July 4, 2018 at 5:31 pm


    i saw a tweet the other day that says that it was possible to increase the size of the SCOTUS….is that true…

    i have also been thinking…we democrats always seem to be on the defense…i would like to have some offensive goals and strategies

  10. July 4, 2018 at 5:37 pm

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  12. July 4, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    I’m done with (fellow) white guys until, at least, 2028 ….

    Yes We Can

  13. 23 isonprize
    July 4, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Hey TOD, I haven’t been on in a long time. Hope that everyone is well! Peace

  14. July 4, 2018 at 6:10 pm

  15. July 4, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Cohen is totally into himself and no one else. He’s a master a digging and dishing dirt on others.

    I’ll be amazed if he, long ago, didn’t just ‘flip’ but become very tantalizing (and willing) ‘bait’ in order to avoid a life of rotating bunk buddies ….

  16. July 4, 2018 at 7:05 pm

  17. July 4, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    • 33 Beaglemom
      July 7, 2018 at 7:38 am

      Either Ron Johnson is really stupid or he is aware of Putin’s history of mistreating people and wants to bring that tyranny here to the US. Shame on these politicians who wrap themselves in the American flag for their elections and re-elections and then tromp on it while holding office.

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  20. 40 magapie
    July 4, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    I love Kamala Harris! But also Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker and Adam Schiff and Deval Patrick and Ted Lieu and Kristen Gillibrand (sure I didn’t like the Al Franken episode) and Joaquin Castro and Sherrod Brown and of course JOE! Also Sheldon Whitehouse and Keith Ellison and Jennifer Granholm and Gavin Newsome and Martin O’Malley and there are more. My point is: Democrats and Progressives: CAN WE PLEASE NOT EAT OUR OWN?? Of course we should have a spirited and energetic nominating process! Support your favorite, but DON’T let that turn into hate for our other candidates. Let’s NOT DAMAGE EACH OTHER like 2016. There’s too much at stake in 2020. WAAAY TOO MUCH. And we don’t need Chris “The Rock” Johnson as president. I do like him….And would vote for him if it came to it!! (By the way, we should be running against pence because fuckface should be in a federal penitentiary by then. But pence is horrrrible too.)

  21. July 4, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    We are the descendants of those who have fought for freedom when the odds seemed insurmountable. Because of them, we are here. How can we betray their work by not struggling as they did?

    I do not blame you for exhaustion. I feel it too. But I feel the ghosts of those past pushing me on even more strongly. Take their example. Live it. And in doing so, we will have a new breath of freedom.

    • 43 0388jojothecat
      July 4, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      Happy Birthday Malia! Hope you are enjoying your 20th Birthday with Mom and Dad (Flotus & Potus). We watched you grow into a wonderful woman and responsible adult. You and Sasha made America proud, AAs proud and your family proud.

  22. July 4, 2018 at 8:20 pm


    This is one of my neighborhood nephews. His father and I grew up together. His Dad, also a musician still lives here in town. Devon and the band are BLESSED to still be walking the earth; last Friday, they were struck head-on by a drunk driver. Jesse, bandmate and driver was most severely injured; broken leg and ribs. Not sure of status of drunk driver…

  23. 48 Nerdy Wonka
    July 4, 2018 at 8:31 pm

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  25. 50 JER
    July 4, 2018 at 8:37 pm

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  27. July 4, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Alllll right Now

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  29. July 4, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    • July 4, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      Remind Brit Humes and who ever it was who ask the question why do Dems hate America? It wasn’t Dems who colluded with a foreign government to interfere in our election. I would not call what your Republican President did loving America. Putin does not love America, but your President seem to love Putin.

      • 56 0388jojothecat
        July 4, 2018 at 11:21 pm

        Why don’t Republican love America more than they love Russian President Putin?

        • 57 nathkatun7
          July 5, 2018 at 2:29 am

          “Why don’t Republican love America more than they love Russian President Putin?”

          Exactly, Jojothecat! All Republicans, who unquestioningly love and support Donald Trump, must answer your spot-on question. Clearly, Donald Trump and his sycophants trust the Russian dictator, Vladimir Putin, more than they trust the U.S. intelligence Agencies and Special Counsel, Robert Mueller. In otherwords, Trump in his supporters love and trust the Russians more than they trust their fellow Americans. Hugging and kissing the U.S. flag, and attacking Black athletes protesting injustices, while doing everything to please the Russian dictator is not proof of patriotism. Rather, it’s a cynical patriotism intended to disguise and cover-up treasonous actions.

          • 58 nathkatun7
            July 5, 2018 at 2:35 am

            Correction. In the second sentence, I meant to say: “In otherwords, Trump and his supporters….”

    • 59 Anna
      July 5, 2018 at 12:32 am

      Hate is a word I use for Putin’s Republican puppets. I don’t like the word hate, but I do hate those people for destroying my country and democracy.

  30. July 4, 2018 at 10:41 pm

  31. July 4, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    • 64 jacquelineoboomer
      July 5, 2018 at 12:26 am

      • July 5, 2018 at 8:59 am

        reminds me of Bree Newsome the young black woman who climbed the flagpole to take down the Confederate flag

        • 66 jacquelineoboomer
          July 5, 2018 at 1:42 pm

          Yes – I follow her on twitter (she’s brilliant). Haven’t found a twitter account for our newest rock star protester!

  32. 67 desertflower
    July 4, 2018 at 11:54 pm


  33. 68 jacquelineoboomer
    July 5, 2018 at 12:19 am

  34. 69 JER
    July 5, 2018 at 10:04 am


    Iran’s Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) governor on Thursday took a swipe at President Trump, asserting that the president and his tweets are responsible for driving up oil prices.

    Hossein Kzempour Ardebili said in the wake of Trump’s latest criticism of OPEC that the president’s tweets “have driven the prices up by at least $10 per barrel.” … MORE HERE: http://thehill.com/policy/international/395576-iran-to-trump-your-tweets-are-driving-up-oil-prices

  35. 70 JER
    July 5, 2018 at 10:09 am

  36. 71 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 10:22 am

  37. July 5, 2018 at 10:25 am

    “That is why I join Will and other principled conservatives, both current and former Republicans, in rooting for a Democratic takeover of both houses in November. Like postwar Germany and Japan, the Republican Party must be destroyed before it can be rebuilt.”

    Never thought I’d read anything remotely like that from Max Boot, but ….

  38. 75 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Careful people….fool me once, shame on me….

  39. 77 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 10:29 am

  40. July 5, 2018 at 10:30 am

    • 79 GGAIL
      July 5, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      Let’s do all we can to help him regret his life choices.
      Retweet, post put him on blast everywhere!

  41. July 5, 2018 at 10:34 am

  42. 81 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 10:35 am


  43. 82 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 10:56 am

    • 83 desertflower
      July 5, 2018 at 11:06 am

      From the piece:

      The move to denaturalize some citizens is just the latest in a larger drive by Republicans—led by key figures in the Trump White House—to preserve a white majority in American politics. At the state level, Republican lawmakers take steps to protect GOP districts, dampen voter turnout, and otherwise hinder participation, which raises the chances of Republican victories for Congress and the White House. In turn, Republicans in Washington nominate and confirm judges who give voter suppression the cover of law, giving incentive to new efforts at restriction and disenfranchisement. What Donald Trump brings is an explicit effort to write nonwhite immigrants out of the body politic, removing as many as possible and presenting the rest as a suspect class.

      • 84 desertflower
        July 5, 2018 at 11:11 am

      • July 5, 2018 at 12:58 pm


        Even if you blocked all immigration to the United States and removed millions of naturalized citizens, existing trends make demographic change inevitable. At some point in the not-distant future, a majority of Americans will be of black, Hispanic, and Asian origin. But there’s a difference between a nation’s population and its electorate—its share of people who can exercise the full rights and privileges of citizenship. Republicans realize this, and are trying—at every level of government—to reverse-engineer a white electorate large enough to secure their own power, and along with it, the existing hierarchy of class and race.

  44. 86 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 11:09 am

    LOL:) SWEET!

  45. 87 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Were those RUSSIAN fireworks or do you think that your constituents are idiots?

  46. July 5, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Or do we Trump in power permanently? Dems be Do-Nothing-Copycats and follow McConnell’s Total Obstruction playbook.
    The Putin Despots have No limits, no constraints, no conscience. What more unimaginable no-constraints cruelties do you need to see??
    Dems in Congress cannot be in DENIAL right now. The time for “respectful debate” is over. Dems must fight Fascism, block all Trump nominees. This nominee is all that stands between America and the total destruction of the United States.

  47. 90 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 11:52 am

    • 91 0388jojothecat
      July 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      Will there be TARIFFS on those Chinese flags? China should ship him Russian flags instead….

  48. 92 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 12:05 pm

  49. 93 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Shocker. A cadre of bottom dwellers

    • July 5, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      KOCH brothers: Long time family Oil friends of Russia, control GOP.
      KOCH and billionaire friends behind global nationalist push, anti-democracy, destabilizing world economies, pro-Putin takeover.

  50. 95 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 12:24 pm

  51. 96 JER
    July 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm

  52. 99 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Goodness is everywhere

  53. 100 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 12:51 pm

  54. 101 Betsy
    July 5, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Ed Schultz has died.

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  57. July 5, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    This is what happens when folk don’t vote …

  58. 109 deserflower
    July 5, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Scott Pruitt resigned… now he needs to have his ass thrown in jail and he can pay the rest of us back for all the $$$$$ he wasted!

  59. 110 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Light those phones up, NEW YORK!

  60. 111 desertflower
    July 5, 2018 at 5:07 pm


    • 112 Don
      July 5, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      Scott Pruitt was handed the EPA, just like Sam “Ace” Rothstein was handed the Tangiers. And in the end, they both fucked it up.

      • 113 carolyn
        July 5, 2018 at 6:09 pm

        What a disgusting letter from Pruitt! But, I live in Oklahoma and know what he is. All that ‘god’ talk…..goes down well here.

        • 114 desertflower
          July 5, 2018 at 6:52 pm

          Hi, carolyn:) You’d think by now they would all get a clue about the fake “god talk”…especially from these grifters

          • 115 carolyn
            July 6, 2018 at 9:55 am

            Yes, one would think so, and a breeze of change is wafting through the state. For instance, medical marijuana was approved in our primary election by a sufficiently impressive margin. This shows that the strong evangelical and far right wing is losing influence. Also, because the pay raise for teachers which passed the legislature was stymied in court, 71 teachers won primaries outright or are in a runoff. My daughter keeps reminding me that things are changing….her generation and those younger will not put up with the white male, religions hegemony that has run the state. When I talk with her I am encouraged. Plus, the good news is that the court challenge totally failed and the teachers will get their pay raise! My daughter has signed a contract to teach in Oklahoma City public schools, and is thrilled with her pay. She had been out of the teaching field and in an unhappy marriage for eight years, but is now out of the marriage and re-entering teaching. As a former teacher myself, I am thrilled. She and her friends give me great hope.

  61. July 5, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    • 117 Beaglemom
      July 7, 2018 at 7:55 am

      What a courageous woman! Therese Okoumou puts the rest of us to shame. She should not have been arrested; she should have been praised.

  62. July 5, 2018 at 6:43 pm

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