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  1. 1 globalcitizenlinda
    November 16, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Here is hoping that Becoming breaks all types of records.

  2. 2 idon
    November 16, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    I’m with you on that. And congrats on being first. The Oprah interview was magical. I loved it.

  3. November 16, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    love this photo, the pristine table top, the light, the book, the serenity of the Obamas. ahh.

    • 7 idon
      November 16, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      Yes yes yes. that’s always been my descriptive for President Obama – pristine.

    • 8 cd4biden
      November 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      And notice the football in the upper right of the photo. PBO always tossed around a football in the Oval Office and when meeting with staff. It is probably one of his footballs. 🙂

  4. 9 cd4biden
    November 16, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Wanted to post this again for anyone who missed it in the last thread. I got in touch with GGail and she will post something on TOD when she gets a moment.

    Have a good weekend everyone, in case I don’t get time to check into TOD.

  5. 12 idon
    November 16, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    ForeverFLOTUS complete OWN interview. I saved it on DVR and have watched it several times. Black women are the alpha and omega.

    • 13 0388jojothecat
      November 16, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      I hope the orange satan gets a chance to realize his hate filled words can harm his kids, the grown ones as will as the minor. He is reckless and until he can see it with his own eyes maybe he will stop.

    • 14 Don
      November 16, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      What you are witnessing is raw power, Black raw power. A Black first lady and a Black billionaire calling out supposedly the powerfullest man in the free world on his racist shit. This conversation took place without fear, and it did not take place behind closed doors, oh no, there were no hushed tones. This conversation took place in broad daylight, and for all the world to see.

  6. 16 pkayden
    November 16, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    So what? Until Flake does more than just talk, all he’s doing is flapping his gums.

    • 17 0388jojothecat
      November 16, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      “Closed Doors”? Flake is no longer relevant! He can go “F” himself for all I care. AZ has a Dem Senator thanks to the people of AZ. The GOP Gov will appoint another GOP Senator. Maybe that’s what Flake is hoping to get anointed.

  7. 18 pkayden
    November 16, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Trump believes he’s a dictator.

  8. 19 pkayden
    November 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Fight on, Sister Abrams!! Count every single vote.

  9. 22 pkayden
    November 16, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    • 23 0388jojothecat
      November 16, 2018 at 5:34 pm

      We made great strides and I am proud of everyone who voted, got souls to the poles, and were part of the Blue Tsunami. We live to fight another day. We still have Mueller and a whole lot of lawsuits out there. Orange Satan will not sleep will at night and he has to watch his back every day. He is even questioning the loyalty of his VP!

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      • November 16, 2018 at 5:56 pm

        I am sad and sickened for her. She is an absolute STAR and I hope we’ll continue to see more of her incredible contributions.

        • November 16, 2018 at 6:38 pm

          I am really worried about the voting processes in GA….she has to file that lawsuit re: the voting suppression…if she doesn’t Kemp will only become worse…esp if the Democrat does not win to be SOS

      • 29 0388jojothecat
        November 16, 2018 at 5:57 pm

        Good! The man they voted for Governor made sure AA’s could not vote. Will the new SoS do the same? Now is the time to make sure that causing people NOT to vote or wait 4hrs is a crime!

      • 30 Don
        November 16, 2018 at 6:09 pm

        Damn right, don’t even acknowledge his ass.

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    • 35 0388jojothecat
      November 16, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      2006, many of the white men were probably Republicans and were sick of GWB endless mismanagement of wars their sons and daughters were dying for.

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    • 38 0388jojothecat
      November 16, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      That is so disgusting. Adults should be ashamed of themselves if this is the solution to responsible gun control. So whose child is going to die to save another child? The child in Florida who took all those bullets for his students what are they’re parents doing for him? Vote in another Governor that won’t do shit! Vote in another Senator owned by the Gun Lobby! F YOU! my child is going to save himself!

      • 39 0388jojothecat
        November 16, 2018 at 6:31 pm

        The hired security won’t run in to save the kids and teachers how the “F” are students and teachers supposed to do all this “life saving” procedures when the active shooter is reloading the people with the guns are waiting for the police.

        This country is crazy.

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  17. 41 Susanne
    November 16, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    What a beautiful tribute. Our president is a truly good man, and a stellar role model for men everywhere.

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  19. 47 deserflower
    November 16, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Hot diggity!!!!!

    • 48 0388jojothecat
      November 16, 2018 at 10:38 pm

      Thank GOD. This country needs to have a majority of DEM Gov’s & SOS’s in order to get this country out of the evil hands of the GOP. We need a majority DEM Houses and Senate control throughout this country to preserve our Democracy.

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  23. 53 GGAIL
    November 16, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Hi all
    I’ve been diagnose with congestive heart failure and am now out of the hospital and in rehab facility to remove more fluid and improve my breathing

    It’s been a life altering experience

    • November 16, 2018 at 8:28 pm

      OMG, GGail. I’m so sorry to hear of your health problem. But good to know you’re in a solid treatment program with improvement on the way. Wish you the very best in your recovery.

    • 55 Jewelz
      November 16, 2018 at 8:32 pm

      GGAIL, I’m so sorry to hear about your health struggles. Please take care of yourself. Lots of love and virtual hugs for you as you recover from this illness.

    • 56 cd4biden
      November 16, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Dear GGail,
      So good to see you back on TOD. I’m so sorry to hear about your health issues, and I am glad you are getting the help you need. Sending you hugs, love and prayers that your healing goes smoothly and you are soon back home recovering from all this. Keep us posted when you can. 🙂

    • 57 vcprezofan2
      November 16, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      }}}GxG}}. GGail, I am so glad to hear from you (as that means you are improving)! You have been regularly in my thoughts, and I will continue to hold you, L, and the rest of your family close during your rehabilitation and recovery.

    • 58 globalcitizenlinda
      November 16, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      GGail, you have been in a place of vulnerability that is not wished on anyone and especially not on the ones we care about like we do care about you.

      Sending prayers for your continued recovery and for strength to the people who are providing you with all the care that you need.

      May your days ahead be better and very, very, …, very long.

    • 59 mtmarilyn
      November 16, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      Oh Gail, sending you love and prayers and hugs.

    • 60 jacquelineoboomer
      November 16, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      So sorry to hear this, GGail. All the best as you gradually improve, with time and care.

    • November 16, 2018 at 9:25 pm

      glad you do know what you are dealing with GGAIL, that is something. Please do things that please you + also not get out of touch again.
      -was there a sudden event or had you noticed something wasn’t right? love.

    • 62 whenpamelawandered
      November 16, 2018 at 11:32 pm

      🕯🙏🏼💕💐🕉

    • 63 sjterrid
      November 17, 2018 at 12:07 am

      GGail, I’m so sorry. I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping your recovery goes smoothly.

    • 64 susanne
      November 17, 2018 at 3:46 am

      What a miserable time this has been for you! I’m so glad you’re on the mend, starting to breathe easier. Sending you Aloha!

    • November 17, 2018 at 7:28 am

      ohhhhh Gail….i am so wishing you the best outcome….praying that the Creator gives blessings to you and your family…..((huggs))

    • 66 CEB
      November 17, 2018 at 7:56 am

      Sending love, light, and power to you.

      • 67 carolyn
        November 17, 2018 at 9:02 am

        Gail, so sorry to hear this. So glad you are getting treatment. This is indeed a life altering experience. Know you are loved, and you are in my prayers.

    • 68 Betsy
      November 17, 2018 at 9:01 am

      How great it is to hear your voice.

    • 69 Nena20409
      November 17, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      🙏❤💜💚💙🙏

  24. November 16, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    • 71 jacquelineoboomer
      November 16, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      That is … almost … unbelievable.

      • November 16, 2018 at 9:40 pm

        So scarey to acknowledge how forest fires will be ramping up, especially in CA. imo there should be a real discussion about where it is viable to build and that includes areas that flood in FL. And not be taken in by real estate people.

        • 73 jacquelineoboomer
          November 16, 2018 at 9:47 pm

          Definitely. Jerry Brown was discussing the situation earlier today relating to CA – didn’t hear all of it, but he also added on “climate change” at the end, noting the severity of all of this. Looks like FL will be in the hands of a RWNJ, so …

          • 74 0388jojothecat
            November 16, 2018 at 10:30 pm

            These fires ARE NOT IN THE FOREST! The fires are due to dry conditions, NO measurable rain in over 8 months, Santa Ana winds, PG&E towers arcing that sparks these fires. The fires in Paradise, Santa Rosa, and Ventura were in cities with lots of homes not in the forest.

          • November 17, 2018 at 12:04 am

            jojo,
            Looking at the maps you can see these are large landscape fires that are sweeping out of the forest and scrubland and into the city.
            They are not city fires but big fires that are engulfing the cities.

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  26. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    November 16, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    • 82 0388jojothecat
      November 16, 2018 at 10:23 pm

      Women are going to fight for this country while the men are going to fight against the woman on their side that the enemy hates.

  27. 83 GGAIL
    November 16, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Thanks TOD family
    I have low energy and will not respond individually but know how much your comments mean

    Much love ❤️
    I’ll keep you posted

  28. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    November 16, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    It would be so GREAT if he wins.

  29. 92 Dudette
    November 16, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    I’m just getting around to this! ♥️♥️♥️

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  31. November 16, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    This is a big Constitutional deal ….

    … along with all the other major implications should SCOTUS decide to go all in with Putin & ‘Orange scrotum’ ….

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  33. November 16, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Amazing ….

  34. November 17, 2018 at 7:35 am

    This must be viewed….STACEY ABRAMS…is the Real Deal..

    • November 17, 2018 at 7:51 am

      Good morning. She definitely is! Since hearing her last night, I’ve been thinking that she may very very well end up having a bigger and more long-lasting impact in the role she is now taking on as opposed to being Governor of GA. Bless her!!!!

      • 102 CEB
        November 17, 2018 at 8:05 am

        Black women have to take care of everything and everyone. Hope this warrior queen manages self-care during this fight and that she has trained security. I will add her name to those in public life that I keep in my prayers.

    • 104 mtmarilyn
      November 17, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Listening to her I thought there is a future president.!

      • November 17, 2018 at 10:17 pm

        when i listen to her…i feel an affinity with her…i do not know if she is ready for the Presidency..but i really like where she is…and i hope that whomever the Dem nominee is…that they speaks to us in the way that Stacey Abrams does….

  35. 106 lynn
    November 17, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Ms. Abrams isn’t ending anything, she’s just starting and Georgia will see her persist.

  36. November 17, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Great thread…

  37. November 17, 2018 at 8:59 am

  38. 110 0388jojothecat
    November 17, 2018 at 9:42 am

    I wish someone can post this on the Paradise CA website or Facebook page if they have one:

    Trump axed California’s seven firefighting tankers as soon as he got into office — they had been funded by Congress in 2013 and were being converted for firefighting use — so Senator Feinstein had to push through another bill to get firefighting planes that, alas, won’t be here (if they aren’t blocked like the last ones) until next year. Trump reduced Forest Service firefighting planes by a third, forcing use of rent-a-planes that take 48 hours to muster. Trump hates their home state and wants to destroy all Blue States that did not vote for him.

    Once Congress funds a state, the next Congress or President should not be able to “axe” something that is vital to that’s states national security. The air quality in ALL of northern California is so unhealthy that schools are closed, the air is toxic to breathe, and thousands are homeless now because of the current occupants insane hate for Blue states. This is criminal!

  39. 111 PrayerWarriorforObama
    November 17, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Just read of your health challenge, GGail. Praying that our Divine Healer will continue to fully restore you.

  40. 112 desertflower
    November 17, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Why we need to have Dems in charge…especially in SOS positions. This is NOT a democracy.

  41. 113 desertflower
    November 17, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Bought and paid for MANY times over. He does NOT work for the American people. Never did. Wake the fuck up, KY!

  42. 114 Jey
    November 17, 2018 at 11:23 am

    GGail wishing you a speedy recovery. Looking forward to your presence here again when you have fully recovered.

  43. 115 jacquelineoboomer
    November 17, 2018 at 11:43 am

  44. 116 Jey
    November 17, 2018 at 11:46 am

    AM Joy – talking about Cindy Hyde-smith…. who seems to me is a Trump wannabe.

  45. 118 jacquelineoboomer
    November 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm


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