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Randomness (Yangon International Airport, Burma, Nov. 14, 2014 – Photo by Chuck Kennedy)


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  1. 1 amk for obama
    March 16, 2015 at 9:57 am

    FURST.

  2. March 16, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Good morning TOD folks!

  3. March 16, 2015 at 10:03 am

  4. March 16, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Should we write her a note so she can get home?

  5. 38 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 10:15 am

  6. March 16, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Danny-walking time, see ya in a bit!

  7. 40 amk for obama
    March 16, 2015 at 10:18 am

    why you should own a dog.

  8. 45 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 10:33 am

  9. 46 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 10:34 am

  10. 47 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 10:34 am

  11. 52 desertflower
    March 16, 2015 at 10:39 am

    A new low.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/hes-mike-huckabee-and-he-approves-suspect-message#break

    Even as he seeks to put the ghosts of 2008 behind by winning over major Republican donors, he has pursued some highly unconventional income streams – not just the diabetes endorsement, but selling ads on email commentaries he sends to thousands of his supporters.

    A spokeswoman for Mr. Huckabee declined to say how much he earned from these efforts. But she said he had broken off as a spokesman for the diabetes cure a couple of weeks ago, suggesting concerns that the unusual endorsements may appear un-presidential. […]

    One ad arriving in January in the inboxes of Huckabee supporters, who signed up for his political commentaries at MikeHuckabee.com, claims there is a miracle cure for cancer hidden in the Bible. The ad links to a lengthy Internet video, which offers a booklet about the so-called Matthew 4 Protocol. It is “free” with a $72 subscription to a health newsletter.

    Another recent pitch sent out to Huckabee’s supporters carried the subject line “Food Shortage Could Devastate Country.” It promoted Food4Patriots survival food kits, described as the “No. 1 item you should be hoarding.”
    Huckabee began using his name and mailing list as a lucrative tool for dubious enterprises several years ago, and it appears to be a habit he’s reluctant to break.

    • 53 desertflower
      March 16, 2015 at 10:45 am

    • 54 japa21
      March 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Hard to believe this guy still thinks he has a shot at the nomination. The delusional thinking in the GOP is at record proportions.

      • 55 desertflower
        March 16, 2015 at 10:54 am

        It really, really is.

      • 56 vcprezofan2
        March 16, 2015 at 12:21 pm

        I wonder if he still thinks this, Japa, or if he’s just a grifter in the Alaska Barbie vein. They are both using the ‘potential to run’ as a sort of part-time well-paying job. In fact, it may well be a Republican ‘job’ of sorts – I seem to have a vague memory of the not-a-witch McConnell female using similar tactics to enhance her finances. 😦

  12. 57 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Totally believable

    • 58 desertflower
      March 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

      The Supremes told us that this was a thing of the past! Whaaat? I’m shocked!

    • March 16, 2015 at 11:03 am

      As a black American it does not surprise me one bit that racists bigots aren’t just in the South.

    • 64 Sandy1110
      March 16, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Those messages aren’t at all unbelievable to the black community.

      Better late, but that’s one great thing about social media and technology – it’s easier to expose the racism that they’d otherwise just lie about when they needed to.

      It’s clear that there are elements of police forces all over the place that are simply KKK members or wannabes who can pass police exams.

      So if the GOP wants to stall the Loretta Lynch nom, AG Holder can get started on rooting out this ugliness.

    • March 16, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Police chief wants them fired. They’re saying it’s a matter of privacy.
      THEY ARE NOT FIT TO SERVE THIS CITY. PERIOD.

      • March 16, 2015 at 12:17 pm

        The racists bigots ought to be fired. Proof again that all policemen aren’t angels as some people try to act like they are. Because you can kill someone that does not mean you have to do so if your life isn’t in danger. But when it comes to black men, the police motto is shoot first, ask questions later.

  13. 67 desertflower
    March 16, 2015 at 10:42 am

    http://www.juancole.com/2015/03/netanyahu-sabotaged-interests.html

    Top 5 ways Netanyahu sabotaged US and Israel Interests

    I hope that he’s humiliated tomorrow.

  14. 68 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

  15. 69 desertflower
    March 16, 2015 at 10:46 am

    http://www.salon.com/2015/03/16/israels_moment_of_reckoning_paul_krugman_on_why_benjamin_netanyahu_could_lose/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

    Israel’s moment of reckoning: Paul Krugman on why Benjamin Netanyahu could lose
    One day before voters head to the polls, Netanyahu is as vulnerable as ever. Why?

  16. 72 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 10:52 am

  17. 73 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 11:03 am

  18. 76 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 11:04 am

  19. 77 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 11:07 am

  20. 78 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 16, 2015 at 11:07 am

    THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE…MY RECENTLY PASSED EX-HUSBAND FROM HELL WHO ALWAYS BRAGGED THAT HE MURDERED A FELLOW SOLDIER IN VIETNAM IS NOW BURIED IN ARLINGTON CEMETERY…WHILE MY DAD WHO WAS A WAR HERO ON NORMANDY BEACH D-DAY AND DECORATED IS BURIED IN A SMALL TOWN VA CEMETERY IN ILLINOIS…YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME…MARINE SARGEANT MAJOR FRANKLIN DENNIS JOES WAS A BASTARD ALL OF HIS LIFE…THIS DISGUSTS THE HELL OUT OF ME…SO MUCH FOR JUSTICE ON THIS DAY…I GUESS ARLINGTON ISN’T VERY PICKY…THEY BURIED HIS ASHES THERE YESTERDAY!

    • 79 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      March 16, 2015 at 11:09 am

      THAT’S JONES…WHAT A BASTARD…THIEF AND LIAR…IN HIS EARLY SERVICE HE ALSO SPENT TIME IN GITMO…IS THAT WHAT THEY PUT IN THERE??????????????????

  21. 80 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 11:09 am

    • 81 Dudette
      March 16, 2015 at 11:10 am

      A tad extreme on the enemy bit, but he did muck up the relationship.

      • 82 kid kanga
        March 16, 2015 at 11:39 am

        Please israelis, do the right thing and unseat this monster. I cringed reading that article, when nuttyahoo wants to “flood isreal with apartments”… More illegal settlements no doubt.

  22. 83 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 11:15 am

    • March 16, 2015 at 11:34 am

      African American Muslims…
      my daughter and her family are Muslim…i told her that i was worried about her …her response is that if someone was going to hurt her it would be because she was a Black woman …not a muslim…

  23. 85 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 11:16 am

  24. 86 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 11:17 am

  25. 87 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 11:18 am

  26. 88 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 11:23 am

  27. 92 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 11:25 am

    • 93 donna dem 4 obama
      March 16, 2015 at 11:36 am

      I’ve been following this trial since it started. Those videos of the bombing that were released last week were horrifying and those two monsters after sending that city into chaos, maiming and killing innocent people are seen casually going to the grocery store and buying some milk while the streets are flowing with blood. He needs to spend 100 years behind bars in solitary confinement.

  28. 94 No Child Left Behind
    March 16, 2015 at 11:25 am

  29. 95 No Child Left Behind
    March 16, 2015 at 11:27 am

  30. 97 No Child Left Behind
    March 16, 2015 at 11:29 am

  31. March 16, 2015 at 11:30 am

    For AMK:
    *Engineers #1 *

    Two engineering students were biking across a university campus
    when one said, “Where did you get such a great bike?”

    The second engineer replied, “Well, I was walking along
    yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode
    up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her
    clothes and said, “Take what you want.”

    The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, “Good choice:
    The clothes probably wouldn’t have fit you anyway. ”

    *Understanding Engineers #2 *

    To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the
    glass is half-empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big
    as it needs to be.

    *
    Understanding Engineers #3
    *
    A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for
    a particularly slow group of golfers.

    The engineer fumed, “What’s with those guys? We must have been
    waiting for fifteen minutes!”

    The doctor chimed in, “I don’t know, but I’ve never seen such
    inept golf!”

    The priest said, “Here comes the greens-keeper. Let’s have a
    word with him. ” He said, “Hello George. What’s wrong with that
    group ahead of us? They’re rather slow, aren’t they?”

    The greens-keeper replied, “Oh, yes. That’s a group of blind
    firemen. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire
    last year, so we always let them play for free anytime.”

    The group fell silent for a moment. The priest said, “That’s so
    sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.”

    The doctor said, “Good idea. I’m going to contact my
    ophthalmologist colleague and see if here’s anything she can do
    for them.”

    The engineer said, “Why can’t they play at night?”

    *Understanding Engineers #4
    *
    What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil
    engineers? Mechanical engineers build weapons. Civil engineers
    build targets.

    *Understanding Engineers #5
    *
    The graduate with a science degree asks, “Why does it work?”

    The graduate with an engineering degree asks, “How does it work?”

    The graduate with an accounting degree asks, “How much will it
    cost?”

    The graduate with an arts degree asks, “Do you want fries with
    that?”

    *Understanding Engineers #6 *

    Three engineering students were gathered together discussing who
    must have designed the human body.

    One said, “It was a mechanical engineer. Just look at all the
    joints.”

    Another said, “No, it was an electrical engineer. The nervous
    system has many thousands of electrical connections.”

    The last one said, “No, actually it had to have been a civil
    engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a
    recreational area?”

    *Understanding Engineers #7
    *
    Normal people believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough
    features yet.

    *Understanding Engineers #8 *

    An engineer was crossing a road one day, when a frog called out
    to him and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful
    princess.”

    He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket.

    The frog spoke up again and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn
    back into a beautiful princess and stay with you for one week.”

    The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and
    returned it to the pocket.

    The frog then cried out, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a
    princess, I’ll stay with you for one week and do anything you
    want.”

    Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it
    back into his pocket.

    Finally, the frog asked, “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m
    a beautiful princess and that I’ll stay with you for one week
    and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?”

    The engineer said, “Look, I’m an engineer. I don’t have time for
    a girlfriend, but a talking frog – now that’s cool.”

    And Finally

    Two engineers?

    Two engineers were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking
    at its top.

    A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.

    “We’re supposed to find the height of this flagpole,” said one
    engineer, “but we don’t have a ladder.”

    The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a couple of
    bolts, and laid the pole down on the ground. Then she took a
    tape measure from her pocketbook, took a measurement, announced,
    “Twenty one feet, six inches,” and walked away.

    The second engineer shook his head and laughed, “A lot of good
    that does us. We ask for the height and she gives us the length!”
    (Both engineers have since quit their engineering jobs and are
    currently serving as elected members of Congress.)

  32. March 16, 2015 at 11:32 am

    This is the attention he seeks:

  33. 103 No Child Left Behind
    March 16, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Good grief!!!

  34. 111 No Child Left Behind
    March 16, 2015 at 11:38 am

    • 112 0388jojothecat
      March 16, 2015 at 11:50 am

      GM TOD family.

      Is she the person Common wrote a song/poem about that had Shame Insanity upset over when Common was invited to the WH?

  35. March 16, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Nothing random about that photograph. At all. ❤ 🐻 in the sunset. ❤

  36. March 16, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    • 115 nospin
      March 16, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      ” the do-nothing Congress will accomplish less than nothing because all roads to success now go through Obama.”

      in a nutshell.

  37. 116 Jeff
    March 16, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I’ve gone over three different articles about antisemitism yet on these same news sources I found little if anything on Islamaphobia or even the acknowledgement of it’s ever present presence in Europe and America. I have, however, noticed the comments that are hateful towards Muslims.

    It’s funny Michael Douglas claims he encountered antisemitism in Europe but I don’t have to look far in finding anti-Arab, Islamaphobia on the internet. I’ve also seen it in some of the classes I’ve attended from teachers and how they’ve shown their dislike towards those who are Muslim or of the Middle East.

    • March 16, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      We are in times of Heightened Intolerance…bigotry and hatred, Jeff…

      the good news is that people are fighting back against the onslaught…i hope that this will translate to more people voting in the elections…because it is the Congress and the state legislatures that pass laws that infringe upon the rights of others…and the person sitting in the oval office can vastly determine who sits on the bench that will interpret those laws…

      March ON!

      • 118 Jeff
        March 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm

        Hope no one thinks that I mean that antisemitism doesn’t exist because it does. However, I don’t like the way that Michael Douglas and Goldberg fail to acknowledge that anti-Muslim sentiment is still extremely prevalent in US and European cultures. These two act as if they are the sole target and ignore the fact that white nationals/supremacists (some of which Bibi has allied himself with) have targeted Muslims even more so.

        I remember that video where a guy goes to France dressed in traditional Middle Eastern garb and the scorn and hate that was leveled at him was enormous.

  38. 119 vcprezofan2
    March 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Super, super 😎 pic to open the thread to. Terrific random choice, CC! My soul immediately felt refreshed – thank you.

  39. March 16, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    The people of Israel can’t affirm this behavior. It’s completely self-destructive.

  40. March 16, 2015 at 12:44 pm

  41. March 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I am assuming the example does not hold true in that particular job as referenced in John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi equal pay discrepancy example.


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