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  1. 4 Judith Fardig
    October 27, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Yay Don!!

  2. 5 Judith Fardig
    October 27, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Off to another phone bank today. With a computer and a phone, you can get set up by your local Democratic Party to make some calls from home. If you can’t get out to an office, think about doing calls from home.

  3. 7 dotster3
    October 27, 2014 at 11:34 am

  4. 16 Dakota
    October 27, 2014 at 11:41 am

    I’m always the cows tail on these threads…so I repeat….

    A Gracious Good Morning to everyone in TODville!

    I want to wish a belated Happy Birthday to our lovely Desert Flower. Hope you had a wonderful day.

    Glad to see that the nurse that was detained is suing Crispy Creme. I hope she sues Cuomo as well. They’re both despicable bastards!

  5. 17 amk for obama
    October 27, 2014 at 11:46 am


    and yes.

  6. 18 yardarm756
    October 27, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Congrats Don. G’day e’eryone……….And on this date……


    Navy Day observed since 1922.


    1972 Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation The agency is established to develop Pennsylvania Ave.

    1972 Consumer Product Safety Commission The agency is established.

    1970 LSD The psychedelic chemical is declared a Schedule I drug by the DEA.

    1955 Rebel Without a Cause The film classic premiers starring James Dean, Natlie Wood, Nick Adams and Sal Mineo, all of which met early tragic deaths. Dean had died the previous month.

    1954 Disneyland The TV series debuts on ABC.

    1927 First sound news film It is released by Fox Movie-Tone News.

    1904 World’s first underground and underwater subway New York City opens the first section of its subway system.

    1810 U.S. acquires West Florida Pres. Madison issues a proclamation claiming it to be part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.

    1787 Federalist papers The series of 85 papers in defense of the Constitution begin appearing in a New York newspaper. They were written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison.

    1492 Columbus discovers Cuba Believing it to be Asia he named it Juanna.


    1958 Simon Le Bon English singer, with Duran Duran. Music: Hungry Like the Wolf (1982), Rio (1982), Union of the Snake (1983), and A View to a Kill (1985).

    1951 Edward Lee Howard d. 2002 American CIA agent. He was the first CIA officer to defect to the Soviet Union (1985). See The Spy Who Got Away.

    1946 Carrie Snodgress American actress. Film: Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) and The Fury (1978).

    1939 John Cleese English actor. TV: Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

    1926 H. Robert Haldeman American politician, Nixon’s chief of staff.

    1924 Ruby Dee (Ruby Ann Wallace), American actress. TV: The Guiding Light (Martha Frazier) and Peyton Place (Alma Miles).

    1924 Alain Bombard d. 2005 French biologist, physician. He made a solo voyage across the Atlantic Ocean (1952) in a 15-foot long boat with almost no provisions. He survived by eating raw fish and plankton. He just wanted to prove that it could be done.

    1920 Nanette Fabray (Nanette Fabares), American actress. Film: The Little Rascals (Baby Nan starting at age 7). TV: One Day At a Time (Grandma Romano).

    1918 Teresa Wright American Oscar-winning actress. Film: The Little Foxes (1941) Mrs. Minerva (1942, Oscar)

    1914 Dylan Marlais Thomas d. 1953 English poet. Writings: Deaths and Entrances.

    1910 Frederick De Cordova d. 2001 American director-producer. Film: Bedtime for Bonzo (1951). TV: My Three Sons, The Smothers Brothers, and The Tonight Show (1971-).

    1889 Enid Bagnold d. 1981 English novelist. Writings: National Velvet (1935) and The Chalk Garden (1956).

    1858 Theodore Roosevelt d. 1919 26th U.S. President (1901-09), 25th U.S. Vice-President (1901, the youngest president – age 42). He was the first president to: ride in an automobile (1902), submerge in a submarine (1905), and fly in an airplane (1910). He was also the only president not to use the word “I” is his inaugural address (1905), and the first American to win a Nobel Peace Prize (1906). Known for his athleticism, during his presidency he participated in a boxing match with a professional fighter that cost him his sight in one eye (1904).

    1811 Isaac Merrit Singer d. 1875 American inventor. He invented the continuous-stitch sewing machine (1851).

    1793 Eliphalet Remington d. 1861 American gun manufacturer, founder of Remington gunworks.

    1782 Nicolo Paganini d. 1840 Italian violin virtuoso, considered the greatest violinist of all time.

    1728 James Cook d. 1779 English naval captain and explorer. He discovered the Hawaiian Islands, and introduced tattoos to the western world. He was killed by the natives of the Sandwich Islands.


    1996 Morey Amsterdam b. 1908 American actor. TV: The Dick Van Dyke Show (Buddy Sorrel).

    1977 James M. Cain b. 1892 American author. Writings: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934).

    1975 Rex Todhunter Stout b. 1886 American author, creator of the detective Nero Wolfe (1934).

    1938 Alma Gluck b. 1884 American singer. Music: Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (1915); the first single recording to sell 1,000,000 copies.

  7. October 27, 2014 at 11:46 am

  8. 21 amk for obama
    October 27, 2014 at 11:51 am

  9. 22 amk for obama
    October 27, 2014 at 11:59 am

  10. 23 amk for obama
    October 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

  11. 25 amk for obama
    October 27, 2014 at 12:02 pm

  12. 26 amk for obama
    October 27, 2014 at 12:02 pm

  13. 27 57andfemale
    October 27, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Hey, Chicago friends: does anyone know the story of this Chicago black pastor who is supporting Rauner and claims he got death threats or something? I saw him for a brief minute on WGN this morning. Anyone know anything?

    • 28 forus50
      October 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      Hey 57, I didn’t watch the news this morning but found the story. Looks like a 3.45 minute commercial for Romney2.0 huh?

      • 29 57andfemale
        October 27, 2014 at 12:18 pm

        What I heard was awful. First of all, I wouldn’t put it past Rauner to be pulling Rover-like tricks. Second, this pastor must have been promised a grant or something. But there is also a whiny liberal constituency in SOME of the Chicago black churches and the marriage equality haters.

      • 30 57andfemale
        October 27, 2014 at 12:22 pm

        Thanks for the link, forus50. This story shouldn’t have received ANY attention. Absolutely no proof of death threats and absolutely no proof that politics was behind the burglary in question. This is a conservative grandstander who hates teh gays and parlayed a burglary into a political stunt. He’s getting nowhere with this, and WGN – your bias is showing. Big time.

        • 31 GGail
          October 27, 2014 at 12:36 pm

          57 – I truly love how fierce and smart our TOD family is! Reading your thread of comments – made me so proud of you! – You GO Girl!

    • 32 Don
      October 27, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Each on their own isn’t a bad thing, but when you combine money, religion and politics. Bad things tend to happen.

  14. 33 amk for obama
    October 27, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    say gunnite toddys

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  17. October 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Woooooot: I’m rich. Just got this email – if I’m not here in the morning, I’ll be on my yacht off the Cayman Islands 😎

    Ludi Jean-Marie Assessors, SRL
    Ville De fasa,
    Appollo 33088,
    Cote d’Ivoire.

    Late Caren Dalton’s WILL:

    I am Maitre Ludi Jean-Marie -(PRESIDENT) Ludi Jean-Marie Assessors. I am the assessor of Late Caren Dalton. I am trying to notify you here that, Late Caren Dalton made you the inheritor of her Fund deposited with Gateway Trust Bank here in Cote d’ivoireand also a house estate. The Sum of (USDM4.8) – Four Million Eight hundred thousand United States Dollars and a half developed property in the district of Abidjan, commercial city of Cote d’Ivoire.

    Late Caren Dalton was a reputable Cocoa farmer and an exporter of Cocoa products widely known in this sub-regionand overseas. She died without a child behind. She was a charitable woman, who has touched many lives positively.

    I have made fruitless efforts in the past to get to you after waiting for so long for your come-up to facilitate release of these benefits. I am happy I succeeded to get accross to you this time, what a successful pay-back.

    So get back as quickly as possible for conclution processes of releasing your benefits to you. I assure my assistance for onward conclution.

    Best regards,
    Jean-Marie Ludi

  18. October 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm

  19. October 27, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Please help spread the word! We need to be prepared for anything.

  20. October 27, 2014 at 12:45 pm

  21. 52 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Josh “The Voice” Earnest 10-27-14 WH presser.

    Manic Monday.
    Hello TOD, Sunshine, still cool…..but will change to cloudy and raining by 3:00PM CT.
    Great R&S Thread.
    So Fluffy Christie capitulated, finally. What a sack of SOB.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners starting with this thread and 4 back.

  22. 53 donna dem 4 obama
    October 27, 2014 at 12:51 pm

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  24. 55 forus50
    October 27, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    This is the first time I’ve seen “Kockroach”. Perfect! And it can be applied to any number of the GOP running around.

  25. 56 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

  26. 61 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

  27. October 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Morning all.

    Just got off the phone with the missus. Her dad isn’t responding to the antibiotics for his cellulitis, so he’s been admitted to hospital. And when he was at the doctor earlier, he broke down crying, thanking him for taking care of him all these years. He’s really not doing well, physically or psychologically. The missus leaves tomorrow morning; hopefully her being there will help him bounce back. Stewie the wonderpup knows something is up; she took him to turn in her timesheet like she always does, and she said he was whining the whole time. Sighs.

  28. 68 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 1:09 pm

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        • October 27, 2014 at 1:44 pm

          Mornin’ Chipsticks, dear. I’ll be pleased to spend some time on your yacht off the Cayman’s, as long as I can remain incognito! Sunnies, large hat, and so on… Like a movie star! πŸ˜‰ ❀ $$$

          • October 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm

            The more the merrier, MightyP – hop on board!

            • 75 GGail
              October 27, 2014 at 1:57 pm

              Okay, that’s right, let as many folks on…on YOUR side of the yacht and when they have eaten & drank you dry…don’t come over to my side looking for a hand-out

            • 77 57andfemale
              October 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm

              I’m bringing the pups! When do we sail?

              • October 27, 2014 at 2:34 pm

                πŸ™‚ Danny is VERY happy to hear that 57, he was afraid he was going to be stuck on my yacht with TODers talking elections.

                • 79 57andfemale
                  October 27, 2014 at 2:36 pm

                  Pearl still runs under the sofa when I start yelling at the TV. You’d think she’d be used to it by now.

                  She did wonder why I asked her if she was a Democrat before adopting her. “Sure I am,” she said. “Get me out of Southern Illinois. They’re crazy down here!”

                  • October 27, 2014 at 2:37 pm

                    πŸ˜† Pearl rocks!!!!!!

                    • 81 57andfemale
                      October 27, 2014 at 2:40 pm

                      My beloved Pilgrim said something similar when we adopted him: “Get me out of McHenry County. There’s storms and tornadoes and Republicans here!”

                      The love of my life, that little dog. We lost him October 29, 2009. I miss him every minute of every day.

                    • October 27, 2014 at 2:46 pm

                      {{{{{57}}}}} Although it’s disappointing that listed storms and tornadoes before Republicans in the threat list πŸ™‚

                    • 83 57andfemale
                      October 27, 2014 at 2:55 pm

                      We adopted him in 1996. GOP had just begun to turn pure evil – Gingrich tore Congress to shreds and destroyed any comraderie that had existed. The was Clinton Derangement Syndrome, but this was long before impeachment. So, to a skinny little guy who weighed all of 5 pounds when we adopted him and only got to about 10 pounds and was still skinny, storms and tornadoes were scarier than Republicans. He knew better as time went on…….

                • 84 57andfemale
                  October 27, 2014 at 2:37 pm

                  On second thought, I really don’t think Danny and Kasper should be together – I shudder to think of the shenanigans those two would get into.

  30. 85 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 1:12 pm

  31. 86 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Just Wow…….

  32. 87 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 1:20 pm

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  34. 90 Dudette
    October 27, 2014 at 1:30 pm

  35. 91 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    The DC Town Twitter Crier Tweets

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  37. October 27, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Hope all TODers are enjoying a fine Monday!


  38. 105 vcprezofan2
    October 27, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    So, I went to vote locally here, did a wee bit of grocery shopping, then came home and got into a 2+ hour discussion with my teenager in which we both discussed our frustration, annoyance, and anger with each other. I wonder if you guys had realize I’m ‘rude’, ‘judgmental’, ‘difficult to talk to’ (because I use the silly argument that I’m the adult), and ‘unreasonable’ without setting me straight. Sigh! There went a healthy portion of my day off!

    Now, tell me what you guys all did here in the village πŸ˜€ (while I was getting tips on how to improve my personality from a teenager’s perspective.

    • 106 GGail
      October 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      VC, you will not win – not with this one. All you can do is continue to maintain your boundaries on her and let her know they are in place because you care about her and you want to see her grow up with respect for authority, rules, and regulations.

      I’m happy to see that you voted – YAY! πŸ™‚

      • 107 vcprezofan2
        October 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm

        Respect for what authority – my lady wants to be treated ‘equally’ and after her serious (though sporadic) efforts to follow the rules have been noted, shouldn’t the rules be lifted? If not, there’s no real incentive to follow the rules. I mean, what’s the point if you’re not going to trust me and give me more freedom to do what I want? I mean, why bother? Ay yi yi! To say we are both frustrated is to encapsulate the situation. Anyhoo.

        Thanks for your support!

        Voting was fast and they didn’t even ask for my ID – just checked my voting registration card (that they had sent me in the mail) against their voting list, and crossed me off. πŸ™‚

        • October 27, 2014 at 4:45 pm

          My heart goes out to you vc……teenage logic we all once had it and thank GOD we had parents who held the line in imposing restrictions. Just let him/her know that they will soon be 18yrs old and legally an adult. At that time they will have complete control over what they do as long as they are financially self sufficient living under their own roof. But at NO TIME will you stop telling them what to do πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ :). I am almost 60yrs old and my mom talks to be like I am 12yrs old.

          • 109 vcprezofan2
            October 27, 2014 at 5:28 pm

            πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Jojo, I think, instead of telling her, I’ll remind *me* that she’ll soon be 18yrs old! πŸ˜€

    • 110 57andfemale
      October 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      Sounds like you’re doing everything right!

      • 111 vcprezofan2
        October 27, 2014 at 2:22 pm

        Thanks, 57F. It’s been one of those days when I might easily have opted for a 4-legged housemate just because their ‘attitude’ might not last as long, AND they don’t speak in riddles.

        • 112 57andfemale
          October 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm

          As I’ve always said about my four-legged babies, they won’t borrow the car and they don’t talk back. Well, they talk back but it’s controllable.

          My goddaughter is 16. Her parents have made sure that she has other adults she trusts so she has alternative adults to talk to. Until she hit high school, if one parent was golden then the other was bad. Now they are both the dumbest, most awful, lack-of-understanding worthless people she’s ever met. Okay, they figured she’d come to me or her aunt with whom she is very close.

          We have all become the dumbest people on the face of the earth.

          Take a deep breath, know in your heart and mind you’ve raised a good kid. This, too, will pass.

          Reminds me of an old joke (with a good deal of truth): A guy is having a yard sale. A full set of encyclopedias is for sale. The sign reads, “Selling cheap. Teen-aged son knows everything.”

  39. 114 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 1:55 pm

  40. 115 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 1:58 pm

  41. 116 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜†
    Fluffy said now……I didn’t reverse myself Lair, Liar, Pants on Fire.

    • 117 Nena20409
      October 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Oops Liar

    • 118 Don
      October 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      These guys and their diseased rotted puss-filled souls, they crawl about to and fro looking for someone to infect with the noxious goo that pump through their swollen veins.

      • 119 Don
        October 27, 2014 at 2:15 pm

        This fucking pig, he gets the best medical care in the world free of fucking charge, but some nurse busting her ass working twelve hour shifts has to be treated like some goddamn toxic mole that just crawled out of the sewer. This fucker can’t get indicted soon enough.

  42. October 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm

  43. October 27, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Tweety is having a Twitter ask him questions event right now.
    He says most of the comments ar e anti obama.😳


  44. October 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    He has they already said No. 😣

  45. October 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I love this response to GOP candidates making everything about President Obama.. Now was that so hard?

  46. October 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Well so much for that.

  47. 131 JER
    October 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm

  48. 132 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 2:35 pm

  49. 133 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 2:35 pm

  50. 134 JER
    October 27, 2014 at 2:37 pm

  51. 135 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 2:37 pm

  52. 136 JER
    October 27, 2014 at 2:45 pm

  53. 137 JER
    October 27, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    … Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar, Democratic Candidate for California’s 31st Congressional District, announced that Vice President Joe Biden will be coming to San Bernardino County on Saturday, November 1, 2014, to join him for a Get Out The Vote rally. … http://www.peteaguilar.com/press-release/vice-president-joe-biden-join-pete-aguilar-san-bernardino-county#.VE6R6SY1euo.twitter

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