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Cruelty And Resilience


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  1. 1 desertflower
    October 2, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Tears. Morning everyone. I miss my Forever President. Every minute of every day.

    • October 2, 2018 at 11:09 am

      Every Minute of every day…but you know df…President Obama also reminds us of the Great things that can happen when we elect the right leaders….I pray that we do so again

    • 3 CEB
      October 2, 2018 at 11:09 am

      Dear one,
      I see from your various post how much you have been suffering since 11/6/2016. Your anger, hurt, rage touches me as well as your determination to do what you can to make things better inspires me. Take care of yourself, guard your health and be there for your students to show them in the way that you treat them and live your life that we and they can be better than what we are currently seeing. Sending you love, light, and gratitude.

  2. 7 Nena20409
    October 2, 2018 at 10:59 am

    DF, Congrats on your Au ⭐ Furst 😉
    Thank you, NW for all you do for Us.
    Hey Amk, how are you doing?
    ❤ Chips ❤
    Good Morning TODbots 🙂

  3. 9 Nena20409
    October 2, 2018 at 11:02 am

  4. October 2, 2018 at 11:09 am

  5. October 2, 2018 at 11:18 am

  6. October 2, 2018 at 11:21 am

  7. 13 deserflower
    October 2, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Really, really important thread. It’s the math stupid!!! And the lies!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/StevenTDennis/status/1046763966096191489

  8. October 2, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Save The Babies

  9. 16 deserflower
    October 2, 2018 at 11:31 am

    29 Lies that should keep him off the SC

    View story at Medium.com

  10. October 2, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Kavanaugh’s deer in headlights crazed hearing … and… this September 26th Senate Judiciary interview:
    Senator Kamala Harris was sent a letter by a woman alleging he raped her in the back a car. The transcript details six sexual assault allegations. He denied all. “The explicit and disturbing section of the woman’s letter (found on page thirteen of the transcript).”
    (reported by politicus, daily wire, CNN)

  11. October 2, 2018 at 11:34 am

    The October Supreme Court docket may help to explain GOP’s rush to seat Kavanaugh.
    GAMBLE Vs US No 17-646: The “separate sovereigns” exception to double jeopardy.
    –If all 5 Judges vote to overrule it, those pardoned by Trump for federal crimes cannot be tried for that crime at state level.

  12. October 2, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    THIS!!

    • October 2, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      Do you think that this could be the reason why Pres Obama did not endorse Beto O’Rourke

      • 22 globalcitizenlinda
        October 2, 2018 at 12:41 pm

        we may know WHY when the vote count is over;

        …. I trust PBO’s judgement and political acumen;

        … it is even possible that the two talked it over and came up with what they think is the best strategy;

        …. it could be that there is a possibility that if PBO had endorsed Beto, all the republicans leaders in TX and their political PR machine would focus on this and use it in their attack advertisement;

        …. Beto needs some republicans to cross over and vote for him given the political affiliations of many in TX

      • 25 mtmarilyn
        October 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm

        I was thinking the same thing. I think Beto only wants to be Texas and not a national candidate. I think it’s very smart on his part. Besides he doesn’t need the Obama attention to get more attention in Texas. He is doing that himself.

        • 26 mtmarilyn
          October 2, 2018 at 12:43 pm

          Obama knows where his help is most needed. He also hasn’t endorsed anyone in Montana. There is still so much against him here.

      • 27 cos
        October 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm

        I don’t think Beto need PBO’s endorsement in red Texas. I have a feeling that he has spoken to Beto.

      • 29 idon
        October 2, 2018 at 12:49 pm

        Yep. President Obama and the future senator from Texas, Beto O have probably talked. But both Beto and PBO know how to keep their mouths shut and not let folks peep their plan. I wish more people were like PBO and Beto. They’re both no drama people which is why they’re not gonna give the MSM (national) anything to use to derail the blue wave.

        • 30 carolyn
          October 3, 2018 at 11:21 am

          My son and family live in Texas, and Beto is doing exactly the right thing. Texas really considers itself its own country. In fact when I was in London years ago, I saw an ad for travel to Texas and the motto was: Texas: It’s a whole other country. I have read recently that Houston is the most diverse city in the U.S. and Texas is the most diverse state. And it ranges from progressive cities like Austin, Houston and Dallas to desert and piney woods, where it is extremely red. One problem Beto is facing and combating is the extremely low percentage of voters who actually vote. In fact, Texas has the second lowest percentage of voters in the country. He is following PBO’s playbook to hold rallies and register voters, and go to colleges and register voters…..I am sure he and PBO have consulted with each other on this matter. I know yard signs are not scientific, but my son has said that the area where he lives, suburban Dallas, which is usually red, has far more Beto signs than Cruz. He is hopeful.

  13. October 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    ut ohhhhhh

    • 32 cos
      October 2, 2018 at 12:54 pm

      Is this Grassley decision acceptable to Collins, Murkowski and Flake???

    • October 2, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      The Kavanaugh cover up from Day One stinks to high heaven.
      Kavanaugh and the Putin crew are all GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY.

    • October 2, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Flake looking shaky. Like putty. Observing Collins and Graham you can see the sword of Damocles dangling over them. What exactly is the threat and bribery that is so transparent? We know generally but what is it specifically. Flake is leaving for crying out loud.

      • 35 Don
        October 2, 2018 at 2:13 pm

        Flake has always been shaky, even when he suggested that the FBI be given time to investigate Dr. Ford’s claims. He did so in the most mealy-mouth way possible. You would think that him not seeking reelection would give him the courage to vote against Kavanaugh, but no. He’s caved so much in his time in office that caving is as natural to him as breathing.

        • October 2, 2018 at 2:36 pm

          but I mean is it the strict father fear daddy knows best thing that makes him poop his pants or is his life literally in some guy’s hands? wtf.
          Rosneft oil shares take your pick.

  14. October 2, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    • October 2, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Graham says Trump should “re-nominate” Kavanaugh if they can’t fake him onto the SC this time around.
      Trump/GOP are DESPERATE for what he is set to deliver. And trashing Women (you are all worthless, dickiess zeros) into the bargain.

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  16. October 2, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Oh my gosh, has anybody been able to get to his website? It’s crashed right now.

    • October 2, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      It’s also published here. He’s dropping out of the mayoral race and stepping back from Let America Vote to get the help he needs. He’s a HERO.

      View story at Medium.com

    • October 2, 2018 at 2:45 pm

  17. October 2, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    WOW……wow…this seems so unreal…like a plot from a suspense thriller

  18. October 2, 2018 at 3:03 pm

  19. 46 JER
    October 2, 2018 at 3:13 pm

  20. 48 rikyrah
    October 2, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Another way to help this election season.

    Post Card Patriots

    …………
    Even those of us who are too busy – or physically unable – to canvas.

    We can Armchair Activist and boost turnout. We can write personal PostCards to Dems encouraging them to vote Nov 6th.

    The site has some free postcards to download and print. Some examples of things to write. All people have to do is use the email form and tell me how many addresses they’d like for which House Candidates. I’ll send them the addresses and they can start writing.

  21. October 2, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    stop the presses. Donald is in love.
    “Holding stoopid Americans to ransom. stop. Congress and womenfoke In my power as promised. stop. planet is ours. Me, you and kim xxx”

  22. October 2, 2018 at 3:59 pm

  23. 51 Nena20409
    October 2, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Good Evening TODville Community.

  24. 55 Nena20409
    October 2, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Despite all of that, if I were a senator, I would vote against Kavanaugh’s confirmation. I would do it both because of Ford’s testimony and because of Kavanaugh’s. For reasons I will describe, I find her account more believable than his. I would also do it because whatever the truth of what happened in the summer of 1982, Thursday’s hearing left Kavanaugh nonviable as a justice.

    Read Deborah Copaken on facing her rapist

    A few days before the hearing, I detailed on this site the advice I would give to Kavanaugh if he asked me. He should, I argued, withdraw from consideration for elevation unless able to defend himself to a high degree of factual certainty without attacking Ford. He should remain a nominee, I argued, only if his defense would be sufficiently convincing that it would meet what we might term the “no asterisks” standard—that is, that it would plausibly convince even people who vociferously disagree with his jurisprudential views that he could serve credibly as a justice. His defense needed to make it possible for a reasonable pro-choice woman to find it a legitimate and acceptable prospect, if not an attractive or appealing one, that he might sit on a case reconsidering Roe v. Wade.

  25. 56 Nena20409
    October 2, 2018 at 6:23 pm

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  27. 59 Nena20409
    October 2, 2018 at 6:36 pm

  28. 60 JER
    October 2, 2018 at 6:53 pm

  29. 61 JER
    October 2, 2018 at 6:56 pm

  30. 64 Gazelle
    October 2, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Something lovely to share today, in case you missed it. This is Kofi Annan’s son address to UN Gen Assembly.

    • 65 sherijr
      October 2, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      thank you Gazelle, that was lovely & inspiring. I hope we hear more from him.

      • 66 Gazelle
        October 2, 2018 at 10:25 pm

        Sherijr, I loved it because it also showed that what we teach our kids is never a lost cause. And I’ve always been a global kinda person. I was blessed to have had such amazing parents who encouraged curiosity in geography & respect of worldwide cultures. And my son continues. Yes! ❤

    • 68 nathkatun7
      October 3, 2018 at 12:28 am

      Thank you so much, Gazelle, for sharing this. Kofi Annan’s son was absolutely incredible. I will share his speech with my daughter, nephews, nieces and grand nieces. My grand niece, who works for the UN ,met Dr. Annan when he was still UN’s Secretary General. She regards him as one of the most humane and inspirational person she has ever met. Clearly, his son is following in his footsteps.

  31. 69 Nena20409
    October 2, 2018 at 7:05 pm

  32. 72 Nena20409
    October 2, 2018 at 7:29 pm

  33. October 2, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    IN the Catagory of Water is Wet!!

  34. October 2, 2018 at 9:20 pm

  35. 75 Dudette
    October 2, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    In case you wanna opt out of the message from Der Furher tomorrow…

  36. 79 Dudette
    October 2, 2018 at 9:32 pm

  37. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    October 2, 2018 at 10:26 pm

  38. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    October 2, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    This thread is really something … and so nice of the brother to write! #Resist

  39. October 3, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Another piece of the nightmare.

    • October 3, 2018 at 10:29 am

      I understand why he thinks this is an effective and powerful ad but I also believe it’s a tremendous trigger for women. I went out of my way to AVOID listening to Trump’s remarks and then made the mistake of watching that and hearing it made me nauseous, especially with Dr. Ford’s image throughout.

      • 92 desertflower
        October 3, 2018 at 10:39 am

        As a survivor myself, I can empathize with you…that said, it makes me even MORE angry and determined to make sure that this fraud is neutered and a Dem Congress, happens

        • 93 mtmarilyn
          October 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm

          This whole thing has made me so mad. I was about 8 or so when I was molested. I don’t remember how old I was. I just remember who and where I was and that I told nobody. I had wonderful loving parents who probably would have believed me and done something but I was to young and he was a deacon in our church. And we lived in a very small town. I have tried to forget and I think in the most part I have, but I can see now how it has affected me my whole life in ways I now understand. And I am 72. I can’t imagine how many this has affected. We must turn our anger into votes. This can’t continue. We can’t quit.

          Thank you all for this wonderful place that keeps us all going.

  40. October 3, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Checking in, missed so many posts, but here you all are, lights on, good things simmering on the stove, laughter and thoughtful conversation and venting and comforting and celebrating and all of it. I love you people, I love this place. All the gratitude and glory to NerdyWonka, steadfast and righteous here and on twitter, always speaking out with brilliance, insight, and power. This post is the usual pure gold. Resilience flows forth here and I count on it.

  41. 97 rikyrah
    October 3, 2018 at 10:15 am

    New hacking case referred to Robert Mueller investigation

    Rachel Maddow looks at a report of a surprise referral of an FBI investigation into the hacking of a Republican operative to Robert Mueller’s Trump Russia investigation.

  42. October 3, 2018 at 10:27 am

    FBI igoring willing witnesses? WH denying deep, verified investigation of Trump tax evasion and lifetime of cash myths? How do we stop him? All the while fake president and sexual assaulter is mocking Dr. Ford and thus belittling all sexual assault victims. (president of the USA.) Time for Trump the crime mobster, traitor and dirty con to face justice. Meanwhile GOP is using their (99.9% likely rapist and 100% serial liar) SC nominee and his ugly disgrace to gin up their vote…our next move?

    • October 3, 2018 at 10:56 am

      Still addicted: Kavanaugh may have been a bright boy but Decades of Alcohol have narrowed his brain and shrunken his intellect.
      The obvious lies, thinking he’s fooling millions of people, meanness, lack of empathy, paranoia, ticks, confusion, lack of self-awareness, nasty belligerence give his current preoccupation with alcohol and unrecovered addictions away. FFFFFF Bart brags in his own handwriting about puking. BART has somehow avoided alcohol poisoning and death…what a role model. Trump mini-me not fit to judge an egg roll race. Any guy who has done this remembers aspects of – if not all – overcoming, subduing and raping his victims.

  43. 100 Allison
    October 3, 2018 at 10:37 am

  44. 104 JER
    October 3, 2018 at 11:40 am

  45. October 3, 2018 at 11:41 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE

  46. 106 Tally
    October 3, 2018 at 11:59 am

  47. 107 JER
    October 3, 2018 at 12:05 pm

  48. 108 idon
    October 3, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Turn off your cell phones no later than 10:15am PT or 2:15pm ET

  49. October 3, 2018 at 12:25 pm

  50. October 3, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    THREAD!

  51. 112 Dudette
    October 3, 2018 at 12:31 pm

  52. October 3, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    • October 3, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      Kavanaugh lied. In fact he’s the LEGACY Yale student of his grandfather.
      27% of Yale students are legacy students. Legacy of privilege and entitlement. Yale’s 2021 students are 29% legacy students. One third of the students at Harvard are direct legacies. Kavanaugh the picture of white male privilege with sooo much class: FFFF…..(not his lie
      about a stuttering friend). Devil’s Triangle……Ralph…….Boof…..(not farting). What a pig. Does Kavanaugh does understand it’s a draghi certainty: Perjury. Criminal investigation. Impeachment.

    • 115 jacquelineoboomer
      October 3, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      Howard Dean’s tweet is 100 percent accurate, but did you ever think (no matter how much we all disagreed in the past) that any of us DEMOCRATS, especially at this level of national recognition, would call the so-called president “repulsive scum” in public? It’s true and I’m glad Dean did, but we have all been dragged through the mud because of that repulsive scum who’s sitting in OUR house at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Or should I say “Barack Obama’s house,” since that’s how I think of it.

      Ugh. And now I shall put this out of my mind and take my goddess nap. Somebody wake me if trump’s carted off in handcuffs, heading for GITMO. Thanks.

  53. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2018 at 1:45 pm

  54. 117 Don
    October 3, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Ugh! I forgot to turn my fucking phone off, the fucking intrusion and arrogance of such an alert.

  55. October 3, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Mark Judge memoir:
    Free version full text of “Wasted” has been posted online on archive.org. BART O’Kavanaugh appears on page 59. Kavanaugh signed himself “BART” in a letter to classmates, used as evidence at the hearing.

  56. October 3, 2018 at 2:31 pm

  57. 126 JER
    October 3, 2018 at 2:33 pm

  58. 128 Nena20409
    October 3, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Wow, the things We Women conceal for yrs.

  59. October 3, 2018 at 2:53 pm


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