154 Responses to “This Land Is Your Land”

  1. 1 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm

  2. December 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm


  3. 9 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    GA, TOD!

  4. December 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Oh heck, poor LovelyPlains broke his hand … his writing/typing hand, just as he was doing his finals. Love and hugs to you LP, from us all.

  5. 23 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Hey, you’re right… this land IS my land! Thanks for the reminder Chips! 😀

      • 25 Dudette
        December 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm

        Chips-alicious! 😀

        • December 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm

          😆 Danny agrees Dudette, he’s eating my tasty foot as I type. 😕 Okay, need to to take the blighter for a walk, back soon – I hope!

          • 27 Dudette
            December 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

            See ya! Have fun on your walk. Don’t forget the pooper-scooper and baggies! 🙂

          • 28 MightyPamela
            December 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm

            Owie ~ poor dear widdle DannyO’Kins is ‘blighter’ now, that seems kinda haesh, Chipsticks! He’s just doing what puppies do!

            • 29 MightyPamela
              December 21, 2013 at 5:47 pm

              *harsh.. Which leads me to a kitty cat story: I spent the morning doing laundry, cleaning house, getting everything shiny and bright for the holiday week (so I won’t have to do much!) then set about making lunch. Kitty disappeared from her favorite snoozing spot, was in the bathroom for a v.e.r.y long time. So I check out what’s happening with her – find her lying peacefully, I thought, on the throw rug. I said, “Oh, you are just SO CUTE, snapped a couple pics, and then got “THE LOOK”. UhOh, how can they call you MightyPamela when you neglected to refill the kitty’s bathroom water bowl? Hhmmpphhh, hop to it Human! So of course, I did just that (never mind I had changed the KITCHEN water Twice?! Maybe that doesn’t count… Dear Little Blighters! But we love ’em, eh?? 😆 😆 😆

  6. 32 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm

  7. 33 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    • 34 utaustinliberal
      December 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Exactly. Some were all awww….I feel so bad for Justine Sacco and people are being mean to her. Umm…NOPE. I don’t feel bad for a racist. I feel bad for those who are fired or not hired because of their race, religion, or sexual orientation.

    • 35 99ts
      December 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      I’m intrigued as to why Justine was fired – yet the Duck is still quacking and the right wing of US politics is screaming about his right to say the most revolting things. Ah – Duck brings in money for the US media – of course the show must go on.

  8. 36 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm

  9. 37 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Sublime Design 😎

  10. 41 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm

  11. 45 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    • 46 a4alice
      December 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      I started to look into this trying to find local (to Canada) sources of news regarding this. The comment sections in some of the things I found against the Native people or even against this ecological disaster waiting to happen looked like RWNJ stuff we see against PBO. Not pretty.

  12. 47 vcprezofan2
    December 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Chips, honey, your shout out for departure wasn’t loud enough. I didn’t hear a thing! Just saying for the record.

  13. 48 dotster3
    December 21, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Why do people do this? A need to kill? Haven’t evolved beyond primitive? Insecure in their manhood? Surely there are are more worthwhile ways to spend their time, hobbies that don’t result in death. Makes me ill.

    • 49 Dudette
      December 21, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      Really disgusting. Ugh!

    • 50 jackiegrumbacher
      December 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Dotster that tweet just about sums it up. Although I would add “I have not the smallest repect for life. It’s all about me.”

    • 51 99ts
      December 21, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Guns are designed to kill – no sport should ever involve guns – nor should shooting be part of the Olympic Games – too many disagree with me – I keep hoping – one day.

  14. 52 Judith Fardig
    December 21, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    It makes me glow every time I think of the Obamas in Hawaii. I hope they get a real vacation this time!

  15. 53 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    • 54 carolyn
      December 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      So true! Why is a person’s sexuality all some people care about? That is only PART of a person…..why not the person’s integrity, compassion, intelligence, heart, honesty………those are much more important. Those have everything to do with how a person interacts with others…….

  16. 55 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 3:05 pm

  17. 56 Nena20409
    December 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    KARMA? Hmm?
    Providence? Hmm?
    Fate? Hmm?
    Poetic Justice? Hmm?

    Or my Very best: You can’t FOOL all the people, all of the TIME? Hmm?


    As we head into 2014, the fate of the longest-running news program on television is starting to look uncertain. According to a new report from the New York Post’s Claire Atkinson, NBC News chief Deborah Turness is looking to make some major cutbacks at the network’s Washington D.C. bureau, where Meet The Press is produced.

    Atkinson quotes one unnamed executive as saying, “Instead of getting better, NBC News has been getting worse [since Turness arrived earlier this year.] It’s a mess.” In October, the reporter cited rumors about Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski adding Meet The Press hosting duties to their already full 15 hours a week on MSNBC.

    Meet The Press, which used to be the perennial first place finisher on Sunday mornings over ABC’s This Week and CBS’ Face The Nation, fell to a 21-year low over the summer and has been coming in third place behind those two show for much of 2013.


    Mourning Joke averages 300K plus in Total. MTP is 2-3M. So Please MBC, go ahead and add JoeScar and Mika and kill this 60 yrs pioneer Sunday show for sure.

    • 57 jacquelineoboomer
      December 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      Cannot stomach MTP with David Gregory … but I really detest Morning Joke and crew.

      This will not affect my Sunday morning TV watching on NBC or early Mon-Fri on MSNBC, because I don’t, but this is even more dumb news out of their new “news chief.” Getting worse by the minute!

      Is there no fresh news person to bring into the D.C. arena who has earned a good reputation somewhere else in the country? Some smart San Francisco reporter, I’m thinking! At this point, they’re just recycling the old tired voices.

      • 58 Vicki
        December 21, 2013 at 3:23 pm

        To Bobfr. You say just turn the newstainers off and clearly people are turning off and turning away.
        So what does NBC do??? Doubledown.

        • 59 Nena20409
          December 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm

          So long as the ad Dollars keeps rolling in…..regardless of the departures, unless, the complaints are from the Hard righties…..these corporations would Not listen. DG was not right for that show. For the replacement of Matt Lauer, yes. But these Networks never listen.

    • December 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      Wait, MTP gets 2 to 3 million viewers weekly? Seriously? that depresses me more than the falling #s.

    • December 21, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      No need to add those two given David Gregory is failing nicely all on his own.

    • 65 jackiegrumbacher
      December 21, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      Honestly, Nena, if MTP disappeared off the face of the earth, I wouldn’t know the difference. The ones who make these decisions just don’t get how sick people are of hearing slanted garbage every day.

  18. 66 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Hey TOD Tweeters out there, when you have a minute, please help to offset the nasty troll responses to Secretary Sebelius’ message and show her some love.

  19. 69 vcprezofan2
    December 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    TODobots, I’m feeling a twinge of guilt coming on so I’m signing off to go hang a few Xmas lights. I think I’ll use JO’B’s formula – work for a little bit then come back to recuperate, rejuvenate or just relax. 😉 BBL

    • 70 jacquelineoboomer
      December 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Oh, my, you’re usin’ my formula? Things are worse than I thought. Ha! Go for it, VC!

      I shall join you. 🙂 BBL

  20. 71 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    • 72 a4alice
      December 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      oh my gosh that’s right today is the solstice. shortest amount of daylight up here in the Northland. It’s only going to get brighter and brighter from now on! 😀

  21. December 21, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I wonder what the waves are like where the First Family is staying. There are some big waves on this live cam and the weather looks great!

  22. 75 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm

  23. 76 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm

  24. 80 utaustinliberal
    December 21, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I LOVE them. They are doing Twitter and 2013 right. You’ve got to go through the pictures. They are the cutest and very hilarious.

  25. 83 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm

  26. 84 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    • 85 susanne
      December 21, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      everything looks so delish–but isn’t that a castor bean plant decorating the upper left corner of the picture?

      • 86 Dudette
        December 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

        I have no idea about plants whatsoever. I just thought it was a cool picture and tweet.

        • 87 susanne
          December 21, 2013 at 4:47 pm

          it is very cool, and the sight of all those poms is mouth-watering! we have castor bean plants growing wild here in hawaii (once there was a castor bean oil industry here, used for lubricating machinery) so i see them fairly often. exceedingly poisonous to display near the food, though! maybe part of the tradition, to remember the bitter with the sweet?

  27. 88 utaustinliberal
    December 21, 2013 at 3:42 pm


  28. 89 utaustinliberal
    December 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm

  29. 90 Nena20409
    December 21, 2013 at 3:44 pm


    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned Vatican administrators Saturday that their work can take a downward spiral into mediocrity, gossip and bureaucratic squabbling if they forget that theirs is a professional vocation of service to the church.

    Francis made the comments in his Christmas address to the Vatican Curia, the bureaucracy that forms the central government of the 1.2-billion strong Catholic Church. The speech was eagerly anticipated given that Francis was elected in March on a mandate to overhaul the antiquated and oftentimes dysfunctional Vatican administration.

  30. 91 yardarm756
    December 21, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Here’s an afternoon treat for my mates. Yours truly in the Christmas spirit. 😀

  31. 114 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    • 115 Don
      December 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Literally three-fifths of an unregistered voter.

    • 117 Nena20409
      December 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      When women and AA were denied their rights to vote they fought hard and long.

      But what I never understood is why in this nation Voting and how to vote a Constitutionally guaranteed rights are micromanaged by individual states and counties. That makes No sense at all. Freedom of speech or the right of the press are not subjected to state rights. Neither is our citizenship.

      There aught to be statewide referendums across US to mandate an unmitigated oscillating loudly to guarantee the rights of every 18 yrs old citizen the right to Vote. Every Citizen has a Social Security. At 18 yrs old, every citizen aught to have a Voting card with SS number. This stops the voter suppression at it’s wicked core.

  32. 119 Nena20409
    December 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    The Reason I appreciate T.J. Holmes. His Voice, oh yes and his kind soothed soliloquy on the 1.3M who are about to be deprived of UI starting Dec 28th 2013.

  33. 120 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    • December 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Yeah, all’s good as long as it happens under President Obama’s “watch”.

    • 122 99ts
      December 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      How do these 1.3m people survive when benefits are lost? Does anyone ever mention to the GOP that the root of much crime is poverty? Locking people up doesn’t stop crime – but feeding and housing people is a good place to start in the war on crime.

  34. 123 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm


  35. 124 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm

  36. 126 Nena20409
    December 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm


    Christie suggested at a press conference Thursday that local authorities never notified the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s executive director, Patrick Foye, of the supposed traffic study that closed down lanes on the bridge and paralyzed traffic in Fort Lee.

    “Did the Fort Lee officials — law enforcement, political — lose his number? Could they not get it and find him somehow? How did this happen exactly?” Christie asked, as quoted by the Bergen Record.

    But Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich challenged that claim Friday and said borough officials called “at least five or six” people at the Port Authority.

    “Fort Lee incessantly called,” Sokolich said, as quoted by the Bergen Record. “We called the contacts that we always called whenever there was an event. We did not depart from protocol that had been established for 20 years. … We called everybody that we were supposed to call.”


    Truth like Pregnancies can’t be hidden forever 😉

  37. 127 Layla
    December 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Does anyone know if the Senate is in session today

  38. 134 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

  39. 135 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

  40. 136 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

  41. 139 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 4:48 pm

  42. 140 desertflower
    December 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm


    Yeah, ya think?!

    Two University of Massachusetts Boston academics — Keith G. Bentele, an assistant professor of Sociology, and Erin O’Brien, an associate professor of Political Science — recently published a paper looking at the proposal and passage of restrictive voter access legislation from 2006 to 2011. In the paper, titled “Jim Crow 2.0? Why States Consider and Adopt Restrictive Voter Access Policies,” the authors conclude that restrictive voter measures are connected to both partisan and racial factors.

    “We looked at proposed and passage over this period, and we looked at just 2011 specifically,” Bentele told TPM in an interview this week. “And you have this consistent emergence — over and over and over — these partisan and racial factors are the most strongly associated with these outcomes.”

    • 142 susanne
      December 21, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      ‘ “There is no excuse for the hateful statements that have been made and we condemn them unequivocally. We hope, however, that time and action, and the forgiving human spirit, will not result in the wholesale condemnation of an individual who we have otherwise known to be a decent person at core,” the statement said. ‘

    • 146 Dudette
      December 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      Faux Snooz will be calling her shortly.

      • 147 99ts
        December 21, 2013 at 7:35 pm

        An unmentionable RW web site supports her and calls out those who dare to suggest she did something wrong,
        also screaming for the rights of the Duck,
        also screamed for Martin Bashir to be fired

        In some parts of the world if you have white skin you can do no wrong – yet in virtually every part of the world white oppression has been overcome by the love, honor and work of people whose skin is all shades of brown.

    • December 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      Only possible move IMHO.

      This woman is in PR.

      How did she land the job in the first place?

      Absolutely unqualified for the position if she is unable to see what her problem is.

      BTW, loved the tweet that Dudette posted above from Ellie Mac. Perfect response to the clueless and unemployed Justine. What an idiot. She needs to find a job she is qualified for.

  43. 149 susanne
    December 21, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    huffypuffy link, but wonderful photos of what the obama family might be seeing:


  44. 150 Dudette
    December 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

  45. December 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I have so tried to comment here at TOD to thank you all for the many hours of sanity and laughter and joy concerning the best President and first family in my life time but Word Press seems to elude me. So trying again and to give you a GREAT gift from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Berklee School of Music and flash mob. Enjoy. http://www.berklee.edu/news/students-surprise-mfa-crowd-o-holy-night

  46. 154 susanne
    December 21, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    tusi gabbard was at the airport last night to greet the obamas, and got this picture with the president’s sister:


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