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Refusing To Settle


157 Responses to “Refusing To Settle”


  1. February 16, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    It’s a story that stays with you forever. Bless Rep McBath for her work.

  2. 2 pkayden
    February 16, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    • 3 Susanne
      February 17, 2019 at 3:47 am

      I love this picture– I can only imagine how Merkel feels, after her many years of work, knowing that Pelosi is now at the helm in America. If I’m feeling tremendous relief–and I am– then Merkel and other Euro leaders must be ecstatic.

  3. 4 desertflower
    February 16, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Where do these ignorant morons come from?

    • 5 desertflower
      February 16, 2019 at 10:21 pm

      If I didn’t know better, I’d say that this was part of a Russian plot to make America weak and sick…Sadly, that’s not a wacky thought

  4. 6 desertflower
    February 16, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    I won’t post it here, but that photo of the idiot standing at the omelet bar as his resort.. looks like the place smells like mildew. Just saying. Or crusty people

  5. 9 desertflower
    February 16, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Was there a reason stated of why we had to sign in each time we posted a comment here now? Kind of annoying. Especially from my phone

  6. 11 desertflower
    February 16, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Well THIS stinks to high heaven!!

  7. February 17, 2019 at 1:16 am

  8. February 17, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

  9. February 17, 2019 at 7:34 am

    This woman is such a great leader and human being.

  10. 16 pkayden
    February 17, 2019 at 8:18 am

  11. 17 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Morning everyone

  12. February 17, 2019 at 8:42 am

    OMG, this is really something.

  13. 27 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Okey dokey!

  14. 29 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 9:01 am

    SNL Cold Open needs to be here:) Funny

  15. 31 JER
    February 17, 2019 at 9:30 am

  16. 35 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 9:36 am

  17. 39 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 9:50 am

    As we know, she’s bad news. We’ve had more than enough of this BS to last a lifetime.

    • 40 Susanne
      February 18, 2019 at 3:41 am

      She is so sickening! I hope she flames out fast, then loses her reelection bid. There’s a good Dem in the primary.

  18. February 17, 2019 at 10:01 am

    This thread. OMG.

  19. 42 JER
    February 17, 2019 at 10:02 am

  20. February 17, 2019 at 10:13 am

    AGREE

  21. 45 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Proof they are all frauds. As is that “fiscal responsibility ‘ bullshit

  22. February 17, 2019 at 10:36 am

    JHC

  23. 49 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Cop out

  24. 50 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 11:20 am

    This could be interesting

  25. 52 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 11:47 am

    2020 is the year you can kick this pos to the curb, KY!! He hasn’t helped out the people of KY since he got there. QUIT VOTING FOR HIM! HE’S NOT WORKING ON YOUR BEHALF, BUT HIS!

  26. 53 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 11:49 am

    trump probably sent his plane for them

  27. 54 JER
    February 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    …You know as well as I: The real national emergency isn’t refugees of a different color trying to get into the United States. It’s the white guy sitting on Pennsylvania Avenue with too much “executive time” on his hands. …
    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/02/17/trump-our-one-man-national-emergency

  28. 55 pkayden
    February 17, 2019 at 1:45 pm

  29. 56 Nerdy Wonka
    February 17, 2019 at 1:49 pm

  30. 61 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    He must be gone so that we can save ourselves. Time to Impeach and Remove

  31. 62 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 2:06 pm

  32. 63 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Read this, and the comments on the thread. That teacher was wrong. Freedom of speech can also be freedom FROM speech. Just like religion…or freedom FROM religion.

    • February 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      Eco reduces the qualities of what he calls “Ur-Fascism, or Eternal Fascism” down to 14 “typical” features.:
      -The cult of tradition. “One has only to look at the syllabus of every fascist movement to find the major traditionalist thinkers. The Nazi gnosis was nourished by traditionalist, syncretistic, occult elements.”
      -The rejection of modernism. “The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity. In this sense Ur-Fascism can be defined as irrationalism.”
      -The cult of action for action’s sake. “Action being beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, any previous reflection.
      -Thinking is a form of emasculation.”

    • February 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      -Disagreement is treason. “The critical spirit makes distinctions, and to distinguish is a sign of modernism. In modern culture the scientific community praises disagreement as a way to improve knowledge.”
      -Fear of difference. “The first appeal of a fascist or prematurely fascist movement is an appeal against the intruders. Thus Ur-Fascism is racist by definition.”
      -Appeal to social frustration. “One of the most typical features of the historical fascism was the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened by the pressure of lower social groups.”
      -The obsession with a plot. “The followers must feel besieged. The easiest way to solve the plot is the appeal to xenophobia.”
      -The enemy is both strong and weak. “By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.”

    • February 17, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      Pacifism is trafficking with the enemy. “For Ur-Fascism there is no struggle for life but, rather, life is lived for struggle.”
      Contempt for the weak. “Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology.”
      Everybody is educated to become a hero. “In Ur-Fascist ideology, heroism is the norm. This cult of heroism is strictly linked with the cult of death.”
      Machismo and weaponry. “Machismo implies both disdain for women and intolerance and condemnation of nonstandard sexual habits, from chastity to homosexuality.”

    • February 17, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      -Selective populism. “There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and accepted as the Voice of the People.”
      (Trump: “I am your voice”.)

    • February 17, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      -Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak.
      “All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary,
      and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning.”
      (Umberto Eco)

  33. 75 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Oops. Sorry. Start here

  34. 76 Hillary Darton
    February 17, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Andrew McCabe will be on 60 Minutes tonight. I think I’ll watch him.

  35. February 17, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    McCabe’s words would have been more powerful in real time!

  36. February 17, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Wellllllllllllll!!!

  37. February 17, 2019 at 5:07 pm

  38. February 17, 2019 at 6:39 pm

  39. 83 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Deep seated wrong in this man

  40. 87 JER
    February 17, 2019 at 8:34 pm

  41. 89 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    😎

  42. 90 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Yes. He does.

  43. 91 desertflower
    February 17, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Chilling. Lock this treasonous scum up

  44. 97 jacquelineoboomer
    February 18, 2019 at 1:25 am

    From Oakland, California …

  45. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    February 18, 2019 at 1:38 am

    This is a good one.

  46. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    February 18, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Funny how you vividly remember some things you heard in your childhood more vividly than others – pretty sure when they covered things with “shock” value to your little innocent ears. My grandparents (back in the 1950s) had a new picture frame on their piano with a woman’s photo in it – back then, some of the black and white photos in the frames you purchased were of movie stars, although I didn’t really know that at the time. I asked my grandmother who the “woman in the photo” was and she responded, “Hedy Lamarr. Your grandfather’s in love with her.” I was so shocked, I don’t even think I mentioned it to my mother, who idolized her dad. Ha! Apparently, this is National Engineer’s Week, and this tweet is a nod to Hedy’s contributions (I don’t think they’re why my grandfather loved her, though). And Happy President Obama Day (I’ve renamed it) on Monday! Goodnight, TODville.

  47. 104 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 6:33 am

    How beautiful is this Dad’s reaction to his daughter’s first steps? 😍😍😍

  48. 105 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Lol! 😆

  49. 106 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 6:46 am

  50. 107 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 6:47 am

  51. 108 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 7:06 am

    😆😆😆

  52. 109 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 7:08 am

    😆😆😆

  53. 110 pkayden
    February 18, 2019 at 7:14 am

  54. February 18, 2019 at 7:26 am

    TOMORROW! President Obama will be doing a town hall in Oakland!

    https://www.obama.org/mbka/rising-live/#slide1

  55. 112 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Today in LA

  56. 113 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 7:58 am

    💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾 No more flu!

  57. 118 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 7:59 am

  58. 119 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 8:01 am

  59. 120 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 8:01 am

  60. 121 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 8:02 am

  61. 126 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Yes

  62. 127 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 8:06 am

  63. 128 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 8:07 am

  64. 129 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 8:09 am

  65. 130 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 8:14 am

  66. 135 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 8:16 am

  67. 136 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 8:18 am

  68. 137 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 8:24 am

    🤓❤️❤️❤️

  69. February 18, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Right On!

    • 140 Hillary Darton
      February 18, 2019 at 10:20 am

      I am convince either Trump or Putin have something on Lindsey Graham. Or maybe he was hurt by John McCain’s death so much that it has affected his mentally. I don’t know. Graham is a disgrace. How could anyone say that a wall is more important then school.

      • 141 Obama Grandmama
        February 18, 2019 at 12:01 pm

        My thoughts are that all the GOP candidates that were in on the dark money fix by collecting Russian political funding through NRA donations are guilty like Trump so are in favor of Trump’s enactments.

  70. 142 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 8:52 am

  71. 143 Dudette
    February 18, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Snow in Vegas! 🤯

  72. 144 desertflower
    February 18, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Morning everyone

  73. 146 Don
    February 18, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Last night I blew up at my son, he disrespected my man-cave. I have a projector screen with a 7 channel surround sound system connected to it. For Christmas I got him a PlayStation, which was really for me. Last night I went upstairs to add my son’s own avatar to the system so he can play against his friends online. Anyway when I get upstairs the projector screen was very blurry, I asked him what happened to the projector screen and he says to me “nothing,” you can clearly see that the screen is blurry, so I told him that he disrespected the man-cave. He goes up there and totally defile my sanctuary, he has contempt for my sanctuary. I was so mad last night, and then my wife, she’s a piece of work that one. She always takes his side against me. She goes and tells me that maybe the bulb on the projector needs to be changed. After that I lost it, I told her I was going to bed, she got upset that I didn’t want to watch “Housewives of Atlanta” with her, how can I watch that with her when my mind is in a dark place. I couldn’t watch it because I can’t believe that my son would disrespect my man-cave which was going to eventually be passed down to him when I leave this earth, it was contemptuous of him.

    • 147 desertflower
      February 18, 2019 at 11:06 am

      I liked the part where you got him the Playstation that was really for you:) You’d get along famously with my husband! I suggest a nap. All will be well with the family when you wake up.

      • 148 Don
        February 18, 2019 at 11:22 am

        A nap is what was suggested to me, my wife said I should go lay down but I couldn’t because I was too upset. Kids these days just can’t appreciate art or craftsmanship. I spent a lot of money on getting my man-cave just the way I want it, and my son comes in and totally disrespects the man-cave. And he doesn’t know to put things back where he finds them.

    • February 18, 2019 at 11:21 am

      calling all dons…earth to don.

      • 150 Don
        February 18, 2019 at 11:32 am

        I’m here, I just want someone to understand where I’m coming from. He didn’t even want a PlayStation, I asked him what he wanted for Christmas and he says he wanted to go to the Nike store and Vans store and Polo store. When I was a kid Kmart was good enough for me, but kids these days they don’t understand quality and they sure as heck don’t appreciate a person’s sanctuary. The man-cave is where I go when I want to relax and mediate, I have the candles going and everything. But he comes in and brings bad juju, playing games on his cellphone and laughing out loud just to irritate me.

    • 151 jacquelineoboomer
      February 18, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      Gotta admit that gave me a good laugh, this morning, Don! I’ll just offer you a sincere “Poor baby,” and remind myself to stay away from your man-cave, if I’m ever in the neighborhood. 🙂

  74. 152 desertflower
    February 18, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Thank you, George. Let’s see who listens and understands

    • February 18, 2019 at 12:24 pm

  75. 154 desertflower
    February 18, 2019 at 11:02 am

    IOKIYAR

  76. 156 CEB
    February 18, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Because we need a laugh: check out the Great Towel Debate (my title for it) on Twitter. One male user asked how many towels a couple should have as it was a point of disagreement between him and his GF; @YasirAli answered and the comedy began. Mediate even had an article about it this morning. Back in the day an ex made a comment about what he considered my too large number of towels (none of which he paid for) and gave me his very guy’s view of the number and use of bath towels.


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