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  1. 1 GGail
    October 29, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Hiya Chips

  2. 2 GGail
    October 29, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Damn!!! Once again, I should have looked before I leaped.

    Hiya NW 🙂 ❤

  3. 4 GGail
    October 29, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Great find and great tweet by POTUS. Thanks NW! I wish this incident made it to all of the news media outlets so it could be shown on this evenings newscast.

    And I agree, the cop had all of that equipment and vest on her and she held her own! 🙂

    October 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm


    • October 29, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Chris Christie never stands for the black people. By now we know exactly how the sorry ass lying Republicans think, tell their racists hating voters what they want to hear, anything negative about President Obama, if it’s lies they don’t care.

    • 7 COS
      October 29, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      Sue, Christie did not make a mistake. He knew he was telling a big lie. I don’t understand why these so-called family value Republicans lie so much. He need to take that smiling wife and get out of the race.

  5. 9 GGail
    October 29, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    On the previous Post, Donna posted an article about a guy who turned himself in due to the encouragement he received from PBO’s speech. The article ended with this sentence which I would like to address…“While President Obama finds it necessary to address our state about a war on drugs, it is inconceivable that he refuses to address in any meaningful way the plight of our miners and their families,” said West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, a Republican. “The president’s policies have consigned our state to poverty and have caused a loss of hope in our citizens.”

    The Republicans say they want less government in their lives, yet, here we have the AG of W.Virginia whining because PBO wants us to control and hopefully eliminate coal mining pollution and deaths and the leaders of WV are too lazy to think of alternate industries that would provide its citizens with fare wages and improved health.

    What about doing a little brainstorming and at least attempt to develop a plan or solution before you commence to bitching!

    • 10 MadameSoph
      October 29, 2015 at 3:50 pm


      Thank you soooo much for posting about Niroj! I was lurking a few weeks back and was blown away that there would be a Kurdish restaurant in Agoura, of all places. My girlfriend lives there and so we went for her birthday last night. It was absolutely delicious and the service was wonderful! I told the owner that I heard about it on TOD! 🙂

      By the way, I read that a close relative of the owner was killed in the fight against ISIS recently. This quote is from an article about him and the restaurant (link below):

      “As he planned a party to celebrate the liberation of the northern Syrian town of Kobane from ISIS, he saw the horrible news on Facebook. His cousin was killed while fighting ISIS near Mosul, Iraq.”


      • 11 GGail
        October 29, 2015 at 4:32 pm

        MSoph, I’m so glad you enjoyed Niroj Restaurant 🙂
        Thanks for letting me know. So, if the SoCal TOD Peeps make it to Agoura Hills, we will definitely let you know so you & your friends can join us!!! ❤

        • 12 MadameSoph
          October 29, 2015 at 9:22 pm

          She’s an Obot for sure (not quite as intense as I am but still a loyal PBO fan 🙂 ) so yes, a Niroj TOD meet and greet would be yummy! I’m always talking about TOD to her so it would be fun to be surrounded by my “peeps” 🙂

  6. October 29, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Usually it’s a white guy with the creepazoid factor dialed up to 11.

    • 14 0388jojothecat
      October 29, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      A lock down for singing Justin Bieber? We are NOT the home of the brave anymore and this proves it.

  7. 15 JER
    October 29, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    • 16 GGail
      October 29, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      That’s our PBO – always with his ear to the pulse of what’s going on and responding positively. This type of acknowledgement encourages people and communities to try harder!

      Thanks JER for posting this 🙂

  8. 17 MightyPamela
    October 29, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Hey y’all

  9. 18 MightyPamela
    October 29, 2015 at 3:23 pm

  10. 19 JER
    October 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm

  11. 20 JER
    October 29, 2015 at 3:32 pm

  12. 21 MadameSoph
    October 29, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks Nerdy, for highlighting this and thanks to PBO for the same. This gives me hope.

    An ex-boyfriend of mine became a cop after years as a pro skateboarder. I was so hoping he would choose to pursue another career but he wanted to be a “hero”. When he was a rookie, I remember when him telling me how, when he would stop kids who were skateboarding he knew they were expecting him to harass them and, instead, he would ask to use their boards and then show them how to do tricks better! He got such a kick out of showing them that not all cops were d**ks.

  13. 22 misspat
    October 29, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Hello there folks and good afternoon. It’s me again ashing for help. Thanks to you all I can block people on twitter but how can I get out of groups that people take the liberty of putting me on? Much appreciate your help again.

  14. October 29, 2015 at 4:52 pm
    • October 29, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      As a mental health therapist, periodically people would show up in the psych unit of the local hospital in an amnestic fugue state, usually brought on by trauma, and not know their identity or able to recall how they happened to be where they were.

  15. 25 rchakras
    October 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    I really feel strongly about this…

    • October 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      You might ask, which communities? Disadvantaged communities where the only investment we as a society are making, is to counter violence with violence, because social programs, better classrooms, better businesses, better jobs – any jobs, cost so much more. And this Congress would rather cut funding to those programs and fund the military industrial complex instead!

      • October 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm

        So yes, when someone says their vote doesn’t count. Think again. Think beyond the immediate, think beyond yourself. Not voting, means a ‘yes’ vote for policies like this. Be invested in our shared future, be an informed ‪voter‬.

        I’m so glad of this community that Chips has built. You all are making a difference, each one of you, by showing your passion, by believing in what’s right, by speaking out, by acting and activism and yes, by voting. Thank you.

  16. 30 57andfemale
    October 29, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    This scares the hell out of me:

  17. 31 JER
    October 29, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    • 32 GGail
      October 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm

      GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD & SILVVVVVVVVVVVER for our girls! Congratulations Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas ❤

      Thanks JER for bringing us this awesome news!

    • October 29, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Never mind, must have deleted it. He was saying that GoFundMe had suspended the Spring Valley High girl’s page because “she had committed a crime”.

    • 35 JER
      October 29, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      • 36 donna dem 4 obama
        October 29, 2015 at 5:58 pm

        Shaun King reported yesterday that this child’s mother and grandmother had recently died but that is not true. And she is not in foster care.

        Joe Madison interviewed her attorney on his radio show this morning.

        • 37 GGail
          October 29, 2015 at 6:10 pm

          Okay, so her mother and grandmother are still alive.
          SC has this law that will at some point put every black child in 90 day jail because of their attitude – I know it would have put me there at that age.

          • October 29, 2015 at 6:31 pm

            Under SC law, I’d still be incarcerated today, 42 years after my graduation date! # of Black students in my school were less than 3%. My nickname was “mouth almighty;” was sent to the office regularly, however, as I was one of the “smart ones,” and had a Mom that was an active advocate, I was NEVER suspended. 99% of the time, I was right regarding the issue, hence, they tended to overlook my tactics…

        • 41 GGail
          October 29, 2015 at 6:11 pm

          Donna, I didn’t hear the attorney confirm that she is not in Foster Care, he only confirmed that her mother & grandmother are not dead.

        • October 29, 2015 at 7:34 pm

          so are the parents or whoever else is guardian going to sue or just let the schools and police get away with violating this girls civil rights?

        • October 29, 2015 at 7:36 pm

          I think FLOTUS in some way reminds Prince Harry of the mom he lost so early in his life.

          Good evening Nerdy, Chips & TOD! Happy Thursday evening everyone. 🙂

      • 45 pkayden
        October 29, 2015 at 7:45 pm

        Thanks for posting this. I hope she gets more than the $25000 she’s asking for. She deserves all the support in the world.

  18. October 29, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    What is this I heard about the European Union and Edward Snowden? They are all of a sudden in love with Snowden.

  19. October 29, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    my Senator…I hope that we can vote him out in 2016

    • 49 jackiegrumbacher
      October 29, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Pf, we need two things to win this race in PA. The first is that Ed Rendell has to stop messing with it and undermining Joe Sestak. The other is turnout. If we get a big Democratic turnout for the presidential race, we have a good chance.

      • October 30, 2015 at 8:10 am

        what is the issue that he has with Sestak….why do they continue run folks against him….and tell me who do you think has a better chance against Toomey…Sestak or McGinty….Kane was a Rendell/ BClinton person… she turned out to be a BIG disappointment…

  20. October 29, 2015 at 6:45 pm

  21. October 29, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    1AM…EST…..who will be awake

  22. October 29, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    But here’s the bigger point: after Bush/Cheney ran up the federal deficit and left us the legacy of a Great Recession, all that “trickle-down” post-truth stuff didn’t sell very well anymore. That’s why – in the Obama era – the entire Republican Party initially went post-policy (i.e. obstructionist). They had nothing! Now their establishment candidates are back to the same old post-truth trickle-down nonsense.

  23. October 29, 2015 at 6:59 pm

  24. October 29, 2015 at 7:07 pm

  25. October 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Luvvis has written about Zola:


    Lessons from Zola’s Story: The Great Saga of Trapping and Mayhem
    Awesomely Luvvie — October 29, 2015 2 25
    By now, you’ve probably heard about the epic tale told by a woman named Zola, about a trip to Florida involving Jess, Z, and Jarrett. If you have not heard of this story, you have not been on the internet for the last 36 hours, and you were probably being productive with your life. Kudos. The rest of us, meanwhile, have been hemmed up as we’ve been riveted by the tales of trapping gone wrong, told by Zola on Twitter. HERE IS THE STORY. READ IT.

    I have spent the last day hollering at this story. Zola’s story gave me drama, suspense, comedy and thriller. It was like a ratchet Lifetime Movie and it is worthy of big screen. I’m honestly waiting for someone to run Zola a book deal so I can give her my money because she is a gifted storyteller.

    One thing I really appreciated about the story, are the lessons Zola passed on to us. There were so many things to take away to apply to your own life. You might not realize that you could extract teachable moments from tales of 2 strippers taking an ill-forsaken trip to Florida, America’s penis. But you just gotta open your eyes and look all around you. There’s inspiration everywhere.

    For example, I never knew “Vibing over our hoeism” is a perfectly acceptable pasttime. Does that mean you create a hoeism playlist and jam together in bonding of shared love of the traplife? Because if so, that sounds great and should be an Apple Music commercial. Or a Spotify playlist we can all subscribe to.


  26. 67 JER
    October 29, 2015 at 7:26 pm

  27. October 29, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    • October 29, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      no calls for an execution plan? Such as if you are reasonably suspected of breaking the law in any capacity you get executed immediately at the police officer’s discretion. Oh and as far as minimum wage, I’m sure the republicans are for lowering it to 10 cents an hour.

  28. October 29, 2015 at 7:44 pm

  29. 71 globalcitizenlinda
    October 29, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    on an earlier comment, there was concern expressed about the price of eggs;

    I suspect that this might be part of the explanation: =>

    I hope people remember that earlier this year, the US poultry industry experienced an extensive infection on the chicken farms.

    the highest incidence of the disease occurred in Iowa (disease also spread to the nation’s largest poultry farmer who is located in Iowa), which is responsible for producing the nation’s poultry and poultry products.

    as a result, there was wide-spread slaughter of the poultry in many states and at the time a shortage of poultry products was predicted for the near future.

    In our huge poultry-keeping state they had to stop any live birds from crossing county and state lines and even cancelled the poultry-related events at the annual fair;

    I heard that the Feds had to be very rigorous in the implementation of this slaughter;

    the Feds also imposed a length of time during which the poultry units would be dis-infected and left unused to ensure that the disease-causing organisms were dead and couldn’t spread further;

  30. October 29, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    The big deal is that Barack Obama was handed a $1.3 trillion deficit (FY 2009, Bush’s last budget), at the time nearly 10% of GDP. He’s cut that in a quarter in 6 years. He did that while rescuing the economy from the brink of absolute catastrophe, enacting new health care legislation, and paying for wars his predecessor started. As a matter of fact, in the last month of the last fiscal year, the federal government even ran a surplus.

  31. October 29, 2015 at 8:04 pm

  32. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    October 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm

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  34. 82 Gazelle
    October 29, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Testing: trying to have my info stay, auto fill on

  35. 83 Don
    October 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    As I was watching the Republican Debate last night it hit like a ton of bricks; I’ve never seen a bunch of soft ass powder-puffs crybabies run for President in all my life. How the fuck are you going to run for the leader of the free world and bitch and moan about the debate moderator? Can you imagine President Obama or V.P. Biden or Hillary Clinton bitching and moaning at a debate? A bunch of powder puff is what they are.

  36. 84 desertflower
    October 29, 2015 at 8:48 pm

  37. 88 JER
    October 29, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    LIVE NOW: Recycling plant fire in south Los Angeles, CA – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

    • 90 Nena20409
      October 29, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      Wow…..what a Toon!
      Jeb and with a written huge old ‘Fail/ed’ on a Stop-sign symbol as an exclamation mark! ❓

    • 91 globalcitizenlinda
      October 29, 2015 at 9:22 pm

      part of me worries that the media will try to find ways to make shrub3 the “comeback kid”;

      I suspect that most of them want to get hold of the millions that his superpac has collected so far;

      • 92 amk for obama
        October 29, 2015 at 9:27 pm

        comeback kid meme works only fresh, unknown faces. dumbya3 ain’t no kid and sure as hell no one wants a shrub comeback. the usual ugly smear tactics from this criminal family will not work in this modern age of 24×7 social media.

        • October 29, 2015 at 9:35 pm

          they did that “comeback” story for mccain and r-money – hardly fresh faces. i was just perusing the major media to see how they were covering last night’s “debate.” cnn, wapoo, etc. all have pieces acknowledging not a good night for BUSH3, but that’s because he’s a “do-er not an entertainer” and “too intellectual” and blah blah blah, and just accept those ideas as facts, you silly voters. his unlimited money pool and “the news” doing all they can to keep him viable is why i still think he’ll be the nominee.

  38. 98 Nena20409
    October 29, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    GE TOD.

  39. 99 globalcitizenlinda
    October 29, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Hello Hopefruit,

    any update on the “Halloween costumes” for TOD?

    when is the trick or treat scheduled to begin?

    thanks a lot for taking on this task

    • 100 mtmarilyn
      October 29, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      I was going look for what I was last year, but haven’t had the time so if someone has figured it out I am thankful and will wait to hear.

  40. 101 globalcitizenlinda
    October 29, 2015 at 9:36 pm

  41. October 29, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    El Nino rain now being pushed from December to January…..

  42. 104 desertflower
    October 29, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Halloween Party happens on Halloween:) That would be Saturday….as I recall, as soon as Saturday hits, you get to be in costume (character) all day! I can hardly wait:) hopefruit, thank you for volunteering to assign all of us a character….

  43. October 29, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    i was predicting that “the news” was going to be all “the jeb has riseth!” today. they are doing the “don’t count him out even though he was terrible” all over the place, which means they’re just keeping the coal dry for the right time to start up the jebmentum train. probably want a few more people to clear out first is my guess, then they’ll ramp it up. just watch. he’s got literally unlimited money, so he can keep floating along without any problems until they’re ready to activate the comeback story.

  44. October 29, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    just discovering this writer:

    she’s a good wordsmith and writes some though-provoking stuff, sprinkled with a nice amount of sass. will pay more attention…

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