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Renaissance Of The Written Word


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  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    May 29, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Yo!

  2. 2 jacquelineoboomer
    May 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Can’t believe I got two “firsts” in a couple of days. Gotta buy a lotto ticket! #IrishOmen

    P.S. I’m hanging onto anything cheerful, after witnessing the morning news coverage. Ugh.

  3. 3 jacquelineoboomer
    May 29, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Was wondering why the NYT was referring to the comeback of the century … and delighted to see they credit our wonderful FLOTUS with the renaissance of the written word … beautiful way to put it.

  4. 4 Hillary Darton
    May 29, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Have you Obama Diary family read Michelle Obama’s book yet?

  5. 13 jer44
    May 29, 2019 at 3:44 pm


    LIVE NOW: Speaker Pelosi attends discussion at Commonwealth Club of California – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  6. 14 jer44
    May 29, 2019 at 3:47 pm


    LIVE NOW: Hillary Clinton speaks at Hunter College commencement ceremony – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  7. May 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Also …

  8. May 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm

  9. 17 jer44
    May 29, 2019 at 4:11 pm


    LIVE NOW: Kamala Harris participates in Women’s Meet and Greet in Greenville, South Carolina – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  10. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    May 29, 2019 at 4:14 pm

  11. 19 donna dem 4 obama
    May 29, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    I can see this coming:

    • 20 COS
      May 29, 2019 at 6:27 pm

      Donna, I am in total agreement with you. I thought about this some time ago. I love Joy Reid, but she is obsessed with impeachment. I wish someone would do an entire show on things that are happening under the radar with this administration, while everyone is devoting their shows to impeachment.

  12. 21 marleysperson
    May 29, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Awww! No shit???!!!

  13. May 29, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Washington, D.C.
    Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement in response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference on the conclusion of his investigation into President Trump and his associates:
    “We would like to thank Special Counsel Robert Mueller for his service to our nation over the past two years. In his statement this morning, Special Counsel Mueller reaffirmed his report, which found substantial evidence that Russia attacked our political system and that the President sought to obstruct Mueller’s investigation over and over again. He alsoconfirmed three central points: he did not exonerate the President of the United States of obstruction of justice, obstruction of justice is a serious crime that strikes at the core of our justice system, and the Constitution points to Congress to take action to hold the President accountable.
    Although Department of Justice policy prevented the Special Counsel from bringing criminal charges against the President, the Special Counsel has clearly demonstrated that President Trump is lying about the Special Counsel’s findings, lying about the testimony of key witnesses in the Special Counsel’s report, and is lying in saying that the Special Counsel found no obstruction and no collusion.Given that Special Counsel Mueller was unable to pursue criminal charges against the President, it falls to Congress to respond to the crimes, lies and other wrongdoing of President Trump – and we will do so. No one, not even the President of the United States, is above the law.”
    (https://nadler.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=393937)

  14. May 29, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    LOS ANGELES, CA –
    Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement:
    “First and foremost, I want to thank Robert Mueller for his lifetime of public service, not just as Special Counsel, but also as a Marine, at the Department of Justice, and as FBI Director. Only someone of his caliber and integrity could have conducted an investigation of this importance in such a fair and impartial way.
    “Mueller confirmed today that Russia engaged in multiple systematic efforts to interfere in the 2016 election and the U.S. political system, and underscored that this ‘deserves the attention of every American.’ These facts are indisputable, spelled out in great detail in his report, and lay bare the sinister and sophisticated nature of Russia’s attack.
    “Despite the president’s ‘no collusion’ mantra, Mueller in fact found countless contacts between Russian officials and agents, and Trump campaign associates. These communications and actions were deeply compromising, and raise serious counterintelligence concerns that the Committee must follow. Perhaps most damning of all, Mueller found that Trump and his campaign sought to benefit from a hostile foreign intelligence operation. The Special Counsel determined that there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy, but this should not inure us to how unethical and corrupt these actions were and how they undermined our national security.”
    (https://intelligence.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=648)

    • May 29, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      (continued) Chairman Schiff:
      “Finally, in a direct rebuke of Attorney General William Barr—who deliberately and repeatedly misled the American people—Mueller today confirmed that he was unable to consider criminal charges of obstruction of justice against the President specifically because of Department of Justice policy prohibiting the indictment of a sitting president. Mueller reiterated that ‘if we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.’ Instead, he made clear that, because of the Department’s own policy, it is left it to Congress—not the Attorney General—to evaluate and further investigate the president’s misconduct.
      “We look forward to Mueller’s testimony before Congress. While I understand his reluctance to answer hypotheticals or deviate from the carefully worded conclusions he drew on his charging decisions, there are, nevertheless, a great many questions he can answer that go beyond the report, including any counterintelligence issues and classified matters that were not addressed in his findings.
      “The Congress has a constitutional duty to hold the president accountable and ensure that our democratic system is not influenced or attacked by foreign adversaries. We will continue to do both because no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States.”

  15. 25 jer44
    May 29, 2019 at 7:01 pm


    SOON – Bernie Sanders holds campaign rally in Reno, Nevada – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  16. 28 vcprezofan2
    May 29, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    What?!! I never heard of this before seeing it on ParisMatch just now.

    • 29 jacquelineoboomer
      May 29, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      OMG.

      • 30 vcprezofan2
        May 29, 2019 at 8:36 pm

        I know,eh? I was quite taken aback running into this as i was trying to catch up on today’s news. (Of course there were a few twitter comments as to whom it should have been – if you get the drift).

        On to brighter news – Hello, JO’B. It’s been a while since we’ve run into each other. How’s everyone – young and not-so-young in your world?

        • 31 jacquelineoboomer
          May 29, 2019 at 9:13 pm

          Yes, it’s always good to run into each other! All are well – young and not-so-young – and my 16-y/o granddaughter is arriving for a 3-week visit here on June 4th – her idea! She’s been calling me every day during the final week countdown and we are both excited. Yay! Hope all’s well with you and yours, sugar.

    • May 29, 2019 at 8:36 pm

      I heard about this on my car radio on way home. Jaysus!

      • 33 vcprezofan2
        May 29, 2019 at 8:50 pm

        Hi Gazelle. I was just doing my very quick evening US news check when I stumbled upon the pictures re the queen’s latest garden party, and since I usually do a quick perusal once on a site I spotted this at ParisMatch. I didn’t believe it at first so I backtracked and saw the SS tweet. There is so much happening that is surprising!
        The pics of the royals were a pick-me-up though.

  17. May 29, 2019 at 7:39 pm

  18. 36 jacquelineoboomer
    May 29, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    This Conway bitch. Make her go away.

  19. May 29, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    TO THIS DAY I still cannot fathom how 60+MM of our fellow citizens were fooled into voting for that repulsive, repugnant asshat. 40 years in public life as a disgusting conman, charlatan, spoiled pig-brat born to privilege, pathological liar and TOTAL ASSHOLE. Yes, I know there was a “perfect storm” of Russian interference, grotesque propaganda and misinformation, non-stop distraction and an eminently qualified opponent with, sadly a lot of baggage. This is what scares me: The 60+MM included a lot of ignorant, stupid, racist people, but also A LOT normal people that were so easily duped. F*CK.

    Ok, had to vent! Happy Friday!! (What??)

    • 40 tnmtngirl1
      May 29, 2019 at 9:30 pm

      No many days go by that I don’t think of this. Mainly because my R husband is one of those that voted for him. For him, it was one reason only: He could not vote for Hillary. He’s one of thousands, if not millions, who believe totally everything the media has spread about her for 25+ years. Had it been Joe B. as the Dem. nominee, he would have voted for him over tRump. He said many times, “ I can’t believe these are the two people we have to vote for.” As we watch the news every evening, can’t tell you how many times in a month I say, “Oh but Hillary would have been soooo much worse.”🤣🤣😘. Though I’ve never said anything to him, I’ve always wondered “Why not vote for that position or why not write in someone?!”

      • May 29, 2019 at 10:12 pm

        😦 I’m sorry, that’s tough. I’m in a bubble, with all similar minded family and friends in a BLUE state. Closet trumpers? Actually, I don’t even suspect any of those. As much as I despise that revolting P.O.S. and his gross narcissism, ignorance and incompetence, he’s really good at one thing: Conning susceptible people. And apparently millions watch his INSIPID TV show? Mass idiocy and delusion??

  20. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    May 29, 2019 at 8:54 pm

  21. 43 marleysperson
    May 29, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    FFS. Juvenile delinquent

  22. 44 marleysperson
    May 29, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Another fraud

  23. 45 marleysperson
    May 29, 2019 at 9:53 pm

  24. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    May 29, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Karma. Thoughts and prayers …

  25. 49 marleysperson
    May 29, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Sweet

  26. 50 jer44
    May 29, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    • 51 Betsy
      May 30, 2019 at 12:10 am

      I’m going to Canada to see my almost 98 year old mom (July 22 is her b-day) in 2 weeks and wish I could see Obama there among the many Canadians who adore him. Sigh.

  27. May 29, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    #ForeverFLOTUS

  28. 56 marleysperson
    May 29, 2019 at 11:58 pm

  29. 57 marleysperson
    May 30, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Great news

  30. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2019 at 1:23 am

  31. May 30, 2019 at 2:30 am

    It doesn’t matter what any particular ‘agenda’ or ‘calculus’ or whatever is posited as an excuse, a diversion, a whatever for not pursuing Impeachment.

    The Constitution is clear on the responsibility of the Legislative Branch to hold the Executive Branch and it’s Chief, the President, accountable.

    The Mueller Report leaves ZERO wiggle room regarding Trump’s commission of the ‘high crime’ of Obstruction of Justice (for starters).

    That fact alone makes Impeachment by the House mandatory. To do anything less is to destroy a central operating principle of the Constitution.

    What many seem to miss is the exceptional civics lesson opportunity the Impeachment Process entails.

    The following is a series of tweets that outlines the narrative that ties Legislative action by the House, Legislative contempt by the Senate & step by step status of the Impeachment Process.

    Simply, folk will be drawn to the narrative because of the day-to-day Impeachment activities and find themselves immersed, cogently but briefly, in all that the House Democrats are DOING to try to improve the quality of and equity in their life.

    Goodnight TOD …

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  38. May 30, 2019 at 9:21 am

    OMG

  39. 74 jer44
    May 30, 2019 at 9:21 am

  40. 75 jer44
    May 30, 2019 at 9:23 am

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  42. May 30, 2019 at 9:49 am

    The whole Democratic position on impeachment couldn’t be a more muddled mess. The communication battle so far is fast becoming completely ridiculous and we need to take the LEAD. Dan has some great ideas. I recommend this:

  43. 78 jer44
    May 30, 2019 at 10:24 am

  44. 79 jer44
    May 30, 2019 at 10:29 am

  45. 81 jer44
    May 30, 2019 at 10:44 am


    NOW: Joe Biden attends Veterans’ Memorial Day service in New Castle, Delaware – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  46. 82 marleysperson
    May 30, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Morning everyone. They lie. They cheat. They steal.

  47. 87 marleysperson
    May 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm

  48. May 30, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    “A dead man just revealed the Trump administration’s plans to rig elections for white Republicans.”
    “Hofeller died last summer. Among other things, the documents on Hofeller’s hard drive revealed that he “played a significant role in orchestrating the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Decennial Census in order to create a structural electoral advantage for, in his own words, ‘Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites.’”
    https://thinkprogress.org/thomas-hofeller-trump-census-racist-rigging-5ab9f81864bd/

  49. May 30, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Trump trying to weasel out of his tweet:
    “I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected.”

  50. 90 jer44
    May 30, 2019 at 12:55 pm

  51. 91 marleysperson
    May 30, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Thad Cochran died. He had healthcare that he wanted to take away from everyone else.

    https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/53312/thad-cochran/38/health-and-health-care#.XPAM7rzYqb4

    • 92 Don
      May 30, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Can you imagine being at the pearly gates and trying to explain why you would deny your fellow citizen health care?

  52. May 30, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    New York Times:
    “Although Navy officials insisted they did not hide the ship, the John S. McCain, they did give all of the sailors aboard the day off on Tuesday as Mr. Trump visited Yokosuka Naval Base. Two Navy sailors, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, said that the McCain sailors were not invited to hear Mr. Trump speak that day aboard the amphibious assault ship Wasp, while sailors from other American warships at the base were. A Navy service member based on Yokosuka said that all of the American warships in the harbor were invited to send 60 to 70 sailors to hear Mr. Trump’s address, with the exception of the McCain. When several sailors from the McCain showed up anyway, wearing their uniforms with the ship’s insignia, they were turned away, the service member said.”
    –Inexcusable insult to servicemen everywhere from traitorous Mister-I-like-people-who-weren’t-captured.

  53. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Of course, we Democrats can be pretty tough on Democrats in power, and that will and should continue. But I’m sick to death of these “former” Republicans who expect Democrats to do everything they did not do.

  54. 99 jer44
    May 30, 2019 at 1:10 pm

  55. 101 marleysperson
    May 30, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Grows more repulsive by the day, doesn’t he? (and all his enablers)

  56. May 30, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    “Robert Mueller made it clear
    during his press conference that the only reason that he didn’t indict Trump was that he couldn’t.”
    (https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/29/the-only-reason-mueller-didnt-indict-trump-was-he-couldnt.html)
    Special Counsel Mueller:
    “The special counsel’s office is part of the department of justice, and by regulation, it was bound by that department policy. Charging the president with a crime was, therefore, not an option we could consider. The department’s written opinion explaining the policy makes several important points that further informed our handling of the obstruction investigation. Those points are summarized in our report and I will describe two of them for you. First, the opinion explicitly permits the investigation of a sitting president, because it is important to preserve evidence while memories are fresh and documents available. Among other things, that evidence could be used if there were co-conspirators who could be charged now.
    And second, the opinion says that the constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing. And beyond department policy, we were guided by principles of fairness. It would be unfair to potentially — it would be unfair to potentially accuse somebody of a crime when there can be no court resolution of the actual charge. So that was justice department policy. Those were the principles under which we operated and from them we concluded that we would not reach a determination one way or the other about whether the president committed a crime. That is the office’s — that is the office’s final position, and we will not comment on any other conclusions or hypotheticals about the president.”

  57. May 30, 2019 at 1:57 pm

  58. May 30, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    “Navy says it is reviewing whether service men violated policy by wearing Trump-themed patches on their uniforms:
    The patches included an amateurish of Donald Trump and the line “Make Aircrews great again”….the patches were worn for Trump’s visit to
    USS Wasp. The navy and other branches of the armed forces have uniform dress codes and regulations against partisan political acts
    while in uniform.” (Daily Kos)
    -um.

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  61. 111 jer44
    May 30, 2019 at 3:52 pm


    NOW: German Chancellor Merkel to deliver commencement address at Harvard – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  62. 112 jer44
    May 30, 2019 at 3:54 pm


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