From Last Night

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  1. June 23, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    GA, TOD:

    This is like “Red” in Orange is the new black” but in real life!

    • 2 GGail
      June 23, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      So who’s writing the script for this jailbreak movie?

      Congrats LP on First 🙂

      • June 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm

        I’m actually surprised they haven’t been caught…the latest *reports* say DNA was found ~20 miles from the prison in a burglarized cabin, but who knows when they were actually there? I doubt it was in the last few days….and this afternoon *reports* claim one man is barefoot…who knows?

  2. June 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    hi all what a day hope corolina does the right thing

  3. June 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm


    • June 23, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      • June 23, 2015 at 3:17 pm

        It is really sad that it took Charleston for this to happen with all these retailers and now everyone is running to catch the train:

        “As we continue to mourn the tragic loss of life last week in Charleston, we join our nation’s embrace of those impacted. NASCAR supports the position that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley took on the Confederate Flag on Monday. As our industry works collectively to ensure that all fans are welcome at our races, NASCAR will continue our long-standing policy to disallow the use of the Confederate Flag symbol in any official NASCAR capacity. While NASCAR recognizes that freedom of expression is an inherent right of all citizens, we will continue to strive for an inclusive environment at our events.”

        John Saunders, president of International Speedway Corp., which operates 12 tracks that host NASCAR Sprint Cup races, including Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and Darlington Raceway, issued a statement about the Confederate Flag on Tuesday: “We join NASCAR in support of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s position on the Confederate Flag. ISC strives to ensure all fans are welcome to enjoy our events and maintains an inclusive environment at our facilities nationwide. ISC will continue our long-standing practice to prohibit the sale of Confederate Flag material on our property.”

        The won’t sell any “material” but don’t ban individuals from flying the flag on its racetracks, which is going to inevitably increase as an act of defiance. I’m still picturing the crap people were yelling at FLOTUS a few years ago.

        • 13 Linda
          June 23, 2015 at 3:34 pm

          Screw NASCAR

          First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden were on hand this afternoon at the Homestead-Miami Speedway to Grand Marshall NASCAR’s Sprint Cup finale, and to support Joining Forces, an initiative to hire and train veterans. When they were introduced to kick off the race, however, loud booing could be heard above the cheers. At an event with such an apparently unifying theme, the crowd’s reaction was an ugly reminder of how personally some have taken the political divisions in our country.


          Not all of us have short memories…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • 14 GGail
            June 23, 2015 at 3:44 pm

            This is not the first time that has happened. /smh

          • 15 hopefruit2
            June 23, 2015 at 3:58 pm

            This is not “political divisions” as Mediaite is trying to suggest. This is ugly racism (with a side helping of misogyny). The NASCAR is dominated by fans who are card-carrying confederate flag defenders and probably regularly visit sites like that of Dylan Roof’s. Let’s not get it twisted. Would they have booed Bill Clinton, or Bernie Sanders in that way? It’s not like FLOTUS was there to protest something or plug a controversial bill that PBO wants to pass in congress. She was there to provide support for Veterans as she and Dr. Biden have been doing since they became First and Second Ladies.

            When the media reports nasty, ugly bigotry as mere political divisions they not only engage in “both-sides-are-responsible” blaming, but they reinforce the problem & provide cover for white supremacist murderers like DYLAN STORM ROOF.

            • 16 GGail
              June 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm

              My thoughts so well said HF – thank you!

              I’ve noticed a lot of stories out of Mediaite are slanted. It’s not a favorite site of mine.

    • June 23, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      I’m seeing some concern trolling from some segments of the interwebs all aflutter over these companies saying “we’re done” with the flag.

      it’s about business. this is probably NOT the first time Amazon or the other retailers have wanted to nix selling it. if the items were SUCH a big seller, I also imagine the retailers would not be ready and willing to stop selling.

  4. 19 vcprezofan2
    June 23, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Hi Chips! Thanks Chips!

    What are you doing up there, LPlains?

    Hi everybody!

    • June 23, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      I caught a break! I’m actually trying to get all my WP problems sorted, but still haven’t gotten any feedback 😦 It truly is the most annoying thing in the world to have to sign in 2x to post a comment & then hope it doesn’t go directly into spam among other issues I’m having.

      • June 23, 2015 at 3:20 pm

        What a drag. Did you clear your cache?

        • June 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

          Has nothing to do with cache….it is all on WP end…even if I’m logging into WP and visit my own blog or TOD where I’m an author I have to sign in with the (WP,Twitter,Facebook) icon on a reply or comment…then hit post….then it sends me to another WP page saying I’m not logged in and I have to re-enter my WP username & password and hit post again. This for EVERY comment…and I don’t even get the notification bar on the top of the screen on TOD, but do on my own blog….but that doesn’t mean I actually get any notifications 😦

    • 23 GGail
      June 23, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Hello VC (waving from the West Coast) 🙂

  5. June 23, 2015 at 3:10 pm

  6. 38 otter44
    June 23, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Lost in space on the bottom of the last thread.

    Off topic…A first for me, just walked the dogs…..shared the sidewalk with a coyote….think it was displaced from Chambers Creek where they just finished the US OPEN. A little scary. the coyote was bigger than my 2 dogs put together. Finished our walk in one piece. Thank you very much.

  7. 41 desertflower
    June 23, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    LOL 🙂

  8. 42 Anjo
    June 23, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I was away a bit, haven’t seen or heard anything on GoBrooklyn. Any updates?

  9. June 23, 2015 at 3:18 pm


    • 45 jacquelineoboomer
      June 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      Wonder if Craig’s List has been heard from … they sell all kinds of old and new stuff on their site.

    • 46 GGail
      June 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      It’s astonishing what can happen when the Country and the World sees a whole lot of Caucasians on television demanding that Respect aka “Truth & Reconciliation” (where’s Bob?) be given and given NOW to the African-American people.

      Their deaths will not be in vain.

    • 47 Sandy1110
      June 23, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Like they said, now you’ll be able to tell the true Confederates-at-heart a little more easily. Anyone who proudly sports it after all this is either in major denial or a Roof compatriot.

  10. 48 GGail
    June 23, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Okay people, don’t forget – http://www.miaminewtimes.com/film/netflixs-nina-simone-documentary-is-the-film-we-need-now-7701511
    movie, June 26th; “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

    “So, stridency may not necessarily harm art, but it rarely does much good for artists trying to survive in a world hostile to principled passion. “She got sidetracked with all these civil rights activities,” complains Simone’s onetime husband/manager Andrew Stroud in Liz Garbus’ timely, arresting documentary. (The film premieres on Netflix on June 26.) For him, her art was a business. As Simone became more outspoken in the early 1960s, she became harder to book. But she also felt she had found a calling greater even than her earliest wish, to be the first black American woman to play classical piano at Carnegie Hall: “I could sing to help my people,” she says in the film, “and that became the mainstay of my life.”

    Tragically, what she sang and spoke for her people still needs to be sung and spoken today. The doc never feels more of-our-moment than when an interviewer asks Simone to define her idea of freedom. Her answer is immediate. “I’ll tell you what freedom is to me — no fear!” Here’s her diagnosis, in the Sixties, of her mission: “American society is nothing but a cancer, and it must be exposed before it can be cured.” Elsewhere, onstage, she observes, “They’re shooting us down one by one — don’t forget that.” And Al Shackman, her longtime guitar player and musical director, offers up a story that speaks to tensions that still roil today: “She walked right up to Dr. King and said, ‘I’m not nonviolent!'”

  11. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Reggie Love is being interviewed on CNN right now.

  12. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Sometimes I laugh at the weirdest things. Hey, gotta laugh.

    Can ya just imagine the ol’ rednecks out today with their confederate currency, buying up all the still-available confederate flags and comforters and shower curtains and socks? Bigger than an old-fashioned Run-on-the-Banks.

    • 62 Sandy1110
      June 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      I can totally see that, but they’ll probably hold onto that dear Confederate currency, what with the pictures of slaves and all. Too precious to them! They’ll use the dirty liberal green stuff.

      And they thought their GUNS were being taken away. Now they know how it really feels.

      • 63 jacquelineoboomer
        June 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm

        Yes, good point – while they were holding onto their GUNS, the country came in and took their confederate underwear.

      • June 23, 2015 at 3:46 pm

        “And they thought their GUNS were being taken away. Now they know how it really feels.” KABOOM!!!!

    • 65 GGail
      June 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      Like a run on Water & Milk when we know a storm is on its way – HA!

    • 67 Nena20409
      June 23, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      They were doing just that at Amazon before Amazon came to their senses. They were buying up their Hate.

  13. 69 GGail
    June 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm


    AUSTIN — Statues of three Confederate leaders on display at the University of Texas’ Austin campus were spray painted with “Black Lives Matter” messages on Tuesday night.

    The statues were of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, General Robert E. Lee and Texas commander Albert Sydney Johnson.

    “The University is cleaning up the statues and investigating the matter,” the University said in a statement to News Radio 1200 WOAI. “No arrests have been made.”

  14. 70 Nena20409
    June 23, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Wow……Now it is becoming who is still with the Racist Flag.
    Without Huge support, one by one…..as John Oliver smartly illustrated this past Sunday……From now on, those with the Confederate flags will be forever known as the bad guys.
    You can’t Pledge Allegiance to the Old Glory, sing the Star Spangled Banner Lyrics, Believe in The United States of America and then claim A True Patriot while clinging to the Confederate flag.

    • 71 Sandy1110
      June 23, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      This is what it’s shaping up to be.

      It’s ridiculous that it took such horrible deaths to make this happen, but as John Oliver said, you’ll know who the really horrible people are as they continue to stand by it after it was waved so faithfully by a racist murderer.

  15. June 23, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Just downloaded Firefox to see if it would alleviate my WordPress issues….testing

    • 73 vcprezofan2
      June 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      Has it solved them yet?….checking

      • June 23, 2015 at 4:47 pm

        I just got a notification in Chrome, but not on TOD’s page (still not showing me the notification bar on the top of screen) but WP reader it does….for some reason another half-ass tease by WP. Also I still have to log in 2x to post in Chrome, but firefox the notification works on both and I can post comments w/o all the drama I have no clue what is going on…AHHHHHHHHH!

        • 75 vcprezofan2
          June 23, 2015 at 4:50 pm

          As you well know, I wouldn’t have a *clue*! I had to give up Firefox after over a year because it stopped working for me for reasons unknown. I started using Chrome even though I don’t really like it. Good luck in your trouble-shooting!

  16. 81 Nena20409
    June 23, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    • 82 desertflower
      June 23, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      Their idea of “bold leadership” and mine aren’t the same:) Walker waited until after Nikki Haley talked about taking that hate flag down…he said something to the effect of ” I wanted to wait to see what she said first before I said anything….yeah, what she said!” HAHAHA. FU, Walker. Hope lots of Koch Bros $$$ gets wasted on you. Slapped on a national level and then slapped again at home…relegated to the dustbin of history. Sorry POS.

      • 83 pickle48
        June 23, 2015 at 4:48 pm

        Our universities are losing more professors every day. The finest are being poached. He is doing to Wisconsin what GWB did to the nation.

      • 84 0388jojothecat
        June 23, 2015 at 7:06 pm

        Scott Walker leading behind…..A Woman…..you can say a damn thing about PBO’s leadership anymore.

    • June 23, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      The thought of that imbecile, that mediocre mind, that corrupt demagogue having even a slight chance of becoming POTUS is simply unbearable.

  17. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Go for it, Twitter. Repeat all of today’s HRC attitudes and platitudes and beatitudes at your latitudes and altitudes. And longitudes.

    I shall take a siesta! 🙂

  18. 87 desertflower
    June 23, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    JEB! OMG…Nothing at all between his ears! Can some nice BT please post this??


    • 88 desertflower
      June 23, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Remember…he’s the SMART ONE:)

    • 89 GGail
      June 23, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      Jeb Bush: The ‘I Don’t Know’ Candidate

      So, last Friday, two days after the horrific mass killing of nine worshipers at an historic black church in Charleston, S. C., after which the 21-year old white perpetrator stated his premeditated intent was to commit murder against black people, Jeb Bush pathetically dodged a direct question whether he thought the murders were racially motivated by saying that he ‘didn’t know what was on the mind and heart of the shooter’.
      He ‘didn’t know’.

      In case you missed it, the race-hatred massacre in Charleston has left Jeb Bush clueless. He’s not sure if race is actually a factor in this horrific episode of domestic terrorism.

      Every major news outlet in the country — well, maybe not Fox? — reported that a survivor recounted the killer “had said that African-Americans have ‘raped our (white) women, and you are taking over the country.”

      Could it be any clearer that this is a hate crime directed at African-Americans in a historically important Black church? But when asked point blank if the crime was motivated by race, Jeb said, “I don’t know.” Despite the mountain of evidence that’s already there, he doesn’t know.

      There’s a hell of a lot Bush doesn’t know. Back in February at a Chicago Council on Global Affairs luncheon he was asked about NATO’s stance in the Baltic region. He said, “I don’t know what the effect has been, because, you know, it’s really kind of hard to be out on the road, and I’m just a gladiator these days, so I don’t follow every little detail.”

      Asked about failed states in the Middle East, he came out with this gem: “I don’t have a solution. I mean, I — I — I’ve read articles, you know, about whether the 1915 kind of breakout of the Middle East and how that no longer is a viable deal.”

      He admitted he was no foreign policy expert, in a bizarre way: “Look, the more I get into this stuff, there are some things you just go, you know, ‘Holy schnikes.’ ”

      Whatever the reason, “I don’t know” is one of Bush’s favorite phrases. Here are some of the many things he should probably know about but doesn’t.

      On whether the federal government should enforce laws against marijuana in states that have legalized it:

      “In medical marijuana states? I don’t know. I’d have to sort that out.” – August 15, 2014.

      On whether man is causing climate change:

      “I’m a skeptic. I’m not a scientist. I think the science has been politicized.” – July 8, 2009.

      “I don’t think anybody truly knows what percentage of this is man-made and which percentage is just the natural evolution of what happens over time on this planet.” – May 21, 2015.

      On whether he would have invaded Iraq, knowing what we know now:

      “Yeah, I don’t know what that decision would have been, that’s a hypothetical.” – May 12, 2015

      On whether “religious freedom laws” that allow discrimination against gays are a good thing:

      “I don’t know about the law, but religious freedom is a serious issue, and it’s increasingly so, and I think people that act on their conscience shouldn’t be discriminated against, for sure.” – March 19, 2015.

      On whether the Florida legislature should compromise and accept the Medicaid expansion:

      “I don’t know. That’s their job, frankly. Expanding Medicaid without reforming it is not going to solve our problems over the long run.” – April 16, 2015.

      On whether Hillary Clinton should turn over the private server that stored her State Department emails:

      “I don’t know. I don’t know what the laws are. I think being clear and transparent in a world of deep disaffection where people don’t trust folks is the right thing to do.” – March 26, 2015.

      On a potential Sarah Palin presidential candidacy:

      “I don’t know what her deal is.” – February 24, 2010.

      On the quality of his own potential candidacy:

      “I have no clue if I’d be a good candidate, I hope I would be.” – December 14, 2014.

      On the quality of his own potential presidency:

      “I think I could serve well as president, to be honest with you. But I don’t know that either.” – December 14, 2014.

      He also claims not to know why so many of his close business associates and political appointees have turned out to be criminals.


      He knows that unwed mothers should be shamed;

      he knows that Medicaid should not be expanded;

      he knows that all abortions should be banned;

      he knows that unions must be broken, especially teachers’ unions;

      he knows that education should be privatized;

      he knows that only heterosexual marriage should be allowed;

      he knows that he would have attacked Iraq, even in view of what we know now;

      he knows that personal end of life decisions should be subject to his religious beliefs;

      he knows that he knows better than the scientifically-trained Pope about the climate;

      Jeb knows better than to take his economic advice from the Pope. Why, Jeb’s coal CEO buddies would applaud that.

      Another annoying question for Jeb Bush:

      Why are you insulting the country by insisting that you are qualified to be president?

      • 90 vcprezofan2
        June 23, 2015 at 4:47 pm

        Seems pretty clear (to me) that Jeb is not trying to establish his creds as a possible president. He is going through the motions – disdainfully I might add. Could this be in order to make some money? Doesn’t he have enough already? These Bush-y answers remind me of the ‘I’m not a witch’ Repug candidate, or the Sharron Angle character of yore. I don’t understand the fund raising system; can these guys/gals siphon off campaign money without being caught? Is that why people like Trump and all the other shmucks are so eager to throw their names in? It doesn’t make any sense to me that if it’s so expensive to run, so many hopeless Republicans participate repeatedly (Huckabee, Perry, yada, yada).

        • 91 GGail
          June 23, 2015 at 4:58 pm

          Purely for Entertainment purposes – in this case, it’s to please a certain segment of Americans and to distract the others. Donald and JEB are aware they don’t have a chance in hell of winning, but they’re being trotted out like fine race horses when in reality they’re Nags.

        • 97 MightyPamela
          June 23, 2015 at 10:33 pm

          Oh, yes indeed, VC, there is plenty of money in the Bush Dynasty, none of them have to work, ever. But they like oil, money, power and they feel the need to keep it that way. Time to start circulating some of our history lessons: Prescott Bush – True American (?)

          • 98 vcprezofan2
            June 23, 2015 at 11:00 pm

            For rich people, there is never enough money, is that it? I’m heading to bed so I won’t be reading about history tonight. 😉

            Sweet dreams to you, and other TODobots!

      • 99 0388jojothecat
        June 23, 2015 at 7:08 pm

        Jebby sounds just like his big brother….” I don’t know where Osama Bin Ladin is, I I I just don’t think about him…..”

  19. 100 Don
    June 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    First the confederate flags are on their last legs, and the dems that stabbed President Obama in the back are running scared. And that one is cool as ever.

  20. 103 Don
    June 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Funny, I didn’t see Rep. Keith Ellison anywhere on twitter today, I wonder why.

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  23. June 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    • June 23, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      We need to do way more than #TakeDownTheFlag

      For starters, eliminate the fact that ‘Mother Emanuel’ has Calhoun St as its address – a street named after one of the most treacherous 19th Century proponents of slavery.

    • 112 GGail
      June 23, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Oh Bob, that would be such a tribute to the late Senator. Great thinking!

  24. 114 donna dem 4 obama
    June 23, 2015 at 4:49 pm

  25. 115 donna dem 4 obama
    June 23, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    • 116 nospin
      June 23, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      yea ok…after POTUS called ya’ll out last week for doing absolutelyfu*kingnothing after the death of school children. smdh!!!!

  26. 117 JER
    June 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

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    Bo and potus.

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  27. June 23, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Hmm wonder what their polls are telling them.

    Scalise!!! Really…hell naw.

  28. 123 donna dem 4 obama
    June 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm


    “I’m not saying the position of the mainstream Republican party is to exterminate the black race. What I’m saying is it’s not a coincidence that people who do want to exterminate the black race also support Republicans, because it’s the major party with the values closest to theirs.”

    Who calls people like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin “thugs“? Republicans.

    Who passes laws that make it harder to vote? Republicans.

    “Who thinks welfare recipients should have to take drug tests? Who is trying to dismantle Obamacare? Who believes poverty is a moral failing, and should be punished at every opportunity? Republicans.”

  29. 124 donna dem 4 obama
    June 23, 2015 at 5:08 pm

  30. 126 donna dem 4 obama
    June 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm


  31. 131 Nena20409
    June 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    • 132 No Child Left Behind
      June 23, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      As TRMS says, a lot of news today. Thank you TODVille for keeping us current and informed.

  32. 133 Linda
    June 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    According to a new CBS News/New York Times poll, for the first time in the poll’s history, more Americans approve than disapprove of the Affordable Care Act.

    Approval of the law has risen by four points (47%) in the past month while disapproval has fallen by eight points (44%).


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