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  1. 5 MightyPamela
    October 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm


  2. October 31, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Stop running from me!

    Ha, ha, ha… Beginning of the end for the brain sugeon… Donald dump will git his soon… I’ll be the last man standing!!!!

    • 7 Don
      October 31, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      I don’t get it, does he want the story to be true?

      • October 31, 2015 at 2:38 pm

        Off character: I don’t know! He is such a disappointment. Carson is a family friend who was of great comfort and assistance to my cousin when they were both being treated for cancer. In addition to he and I sharing several mutual friends, who are all as disapointed as I am, I am fielding calls from young folks that I’d gifted with his books “Gifted Hands” and “Think Big.” They can’t believe that this is the same guy that they looked up to as a role model…

        • 9 mtmarilyn
          October 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm

          Jazziz2, I know several who feel the same. Don’t know if they knew him personally but they have read his books and talked about him with great respect. I lost respect when he went after the President at the Prayer Breakfast afew years ago. What this all has shown me if how unusual our President is. When you listen to his early video’s and read his books, you realize he is who he always has been.

        • 10 globalcitizenlinda
          October 31, 2015 at 3:02 pm

          are you or your friends in a position to counsel him and tell him the damage he is doing to his reputation;

          a person can control how you treat others and your reputation – somethings are very precious and one should avoid destroying them at any cost,

  3. 11 Don
    October 31, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Sometimes when I’m contemplating my place in this world I question the powers I’ve been given.

  4. 12 MadameSoph
    October 31, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Good Afternoon y’all. Judge Gerald “Gerry” Mandering here. Sorry I’m late for the party but I just flew back from a nice golfing vacation in Scotland that David Koch was kind enough to invite me on. His daddy and mine were in the John Birch society together.

    Getting ready to rule on an affirmative action case involving the local university. I’ve never believed that a person’s background should influence admissions. I got into college the old fashioned way: my grandfather funded the school’s gymnasium.

  5. 14 Dakota
    October 31, 2015 at 2:27 pm


    Its’ me again…your friendly neighborhood Fox News Pollster!

    Next Question: Benghazi???

  6. 21 Dudette
    October 31, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Yay! New season coming in January

  7. October 31, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Really, not as a Halloween character? You really know him? I’m not really looking into the Repub candidates because there are so many and I have zero persuasive powers with anyone. Their stupidity as a group saddens me. I just want to enjoy and savor everything about President Obama and his family for the duration of his presidency. I feel the same about VP Joe Biden.
    It wasn’t until I got an iPad in late Oct. that I became aware of all the internet had to offer. Social media wasn’t something I knew about. That is when I got FB and Twitter accounts. So I’m still catching up on lots of information.
    If I remember right I have Arapaho to thank for alerting me to TOD.
    That doesn’t mean I will stay quite about things important to me; or ignorant of social issues. I’m usually the first to know and late to the news.
    Back to Carson, I have read that he seems to be a paid spokesperson for many products and he did take time off from the campaign to promote a book.
    Since you know him has his voice always sounded like it does now? Something about it gets on my nerves.
    Thanks jazziz2 or is it Lindsey? 🎃

  8. 28 debz
    October 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Trey Howdy checking out for the day. Getting ready for a party where everyone will be dressed as their favorite BENGHAZI!! committee member.
    We will all just shout stupid things at each other.

    Happy Halloween everyone.

  9. 29 Dudette
    October 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    After Hillary’s rally and late lunch, I went to the last performance of Stone Mountain Village’s Tunes on the Tracks fall outdoor concert series. Got to hear a band that’s been around for a while but is new to me: Three5Human. Really enjoyed them. They did a knockout cover of this Stevie Wonder classic

    • 30 MadameSoph
      October 31, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Damn! They rock!

      A belated thank you to you Dudette, for the play by play of the HRC speech yesterday. I’m so not ready for Hillary, but, since it may come down to her as the nominee, it was good to hear her finally giving some respect to PBO and his administration, as well as some other important issues. Sounds like her campaign has realized how much she needs the Obama Coalition. I hope she keeps it up.

      • 31 Dudette
        October 31, 2015 at 6:12 pm

        Yep, great band.

        I’m with you on Hillary, MS. I was glad I went. Still not ready to commit to working for her campaign, but she seems to be hitting the right notes.

        At lunch after the rally, a very nice young lady walked up to us as we were leaving our table and asked if we had gone to the event. She’d been seated with some other folks at the table beside ours. Came over to thank us for coming and asked our impression of how it went. Turns out she’s Hillary’s new National Director of African American Outreach, LaDavia Drane. Impressive young lady. (Used to be Exec Director for the Congressional Black Caucus under Ohio Rep Marcia Fudge which means she’s got the connections she needs to be successful). She’s got a huge job ahead of her.

  10. 32 Anjo
    October 31, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    John McCain reporting I am tryin to keep a low profile since all this ignorance came to the fore when I introduced ‘Palin d kno nuttin’ on the masses, I am in deep penitence now that all and sundry of the know nothing variety think they can run for office..boo hoo hoo I plead your forgiveness I didn’t mean to..ooowooohooo..

  11. 36 Anjo
    October 31, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Going to a Halloween do will report when I get back..behave remember our man is still in charge we don’t want to bring shame on the TOD family, we are not those other guys

  12. October 31, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Who would have thunk even a year ago at this time (when the GOP was poised to re-take the Senate, make gains in the House), and the media had all but declared PBO’s presidency OVAH (I’m looking at you Chuck Toad)…..

  13. 40 arapaho415
    October 31, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    GA TODville.

    Joe Scarborough checking in again, spending the weekend in SoCal, where it’s hotter than Hades today.

    [out of costume aside… this year SoCal has become coastal Phoenix (no offense, DF and Jackie4O and other Arizonans — AZ is one of my favorite states, but c’mon, I’m about 10 miles from the Pacific, shouldn’t be 90F on the last day of October [Summer began in April and is lasting to nearly Thanksgiving, but there’s no global warming…)].

    (Morning Joke costume in place now…)

    I see my good buddy @JakeTapper wants to remind of the time he “dated” Ms. Lewinski.
    From 1998:

    Since it is Halloween, wonder if I take this opportunity to remind tweeple of my (dead) intern experiences today?

    • 41 desertflower
      October 31, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      “Coastal Phoenix”…..if only:) Not to get rid of CA…I LOVE CA….but the idea of coastal Phoenix is really bliss to me:) By the way, its beautiful and sunny here…and only 78 degrees. LOVELY!

      • 42 arapaho415
        October 31, 2015 at 4:32 pm

        We’ve been getting Phoenix weather — news forecasts now routinely tell us the weather will be cooler “only in the 80s and 90s.” Bah.

  14. 43 arapaho415
    October 31, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    (Morning Joke again…)

    Since it is a holiday for kids, this is a pretty great article (despite the fact it’s about that amateur poser Obama).

    Begrudgingly admit the text in the article is great (photos already published on TOD):

    “President Obama Couldn’t Handle This Kid’s Adorable Pope Halloween Costume

    This is too cute.

    posted on Oct. 31, 2015, at 7:11 a.m.

    Hundreds of local school children attended Halloween celebrations at the White House on Friday afternoon.

    The president and first lady were there to hand out special White House candy to the kids.

    It was all going as planned until…

    A little kid turned up in this INCREDIBLE Pope Francis costume.


    Obama couldn’t believe what he was seeing. The Popemobile was just TOO MUCH.

    The president lost it.

    Like, seriously lost it.

    “MICHELLE. ARE YOU SEEING WHAT I AM SEEING?!?” he said, probably.

    Obama told reporters at the White House the mini Pope earned the “top prize” at the party.

    A Halloween to remember.”

     

    • 44 vcprezofan2
      October 31, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Mavreen Dowdy Hallowe’en Edition 2014/10/31

      So, yesterday the White House continued that farce about opening the peoples’ house to military and chosen neighbourhood kids all costumed for Hallowe’en! 🙄 What a waste! I must say though that the Baby Pope who Obama named as the ‘top prize’ seemed far more authentic than Francis.


      At least the baby was cute and he kept his mouth shut so no one could accuse him of disparaging women. While the Holy Father has himself acknowledged that “Mary is more important than the apostles.” He also disingenuously called women in the church “more important than bishops and priests” and patronizingly told a group of female theologians last year that they were “strawberries on the cake.” People may be all ecstatic about Francis’ outspokenness, but let me remind you all when asked about the issue of female priests, he replied, “The church has spoken and says no,” adding, “That door is closed.”

      IMO Francis preaches against the elites while keeping the church an elite boys’ club.

  15. 45 desertflower
    October 31, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Whiny RInse/Repeat Pubis says that Republicans were “betrayed” !! NNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Fucking WATB’s

  16. 48 arapaho415
    October 31, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    (without Morning Joke mask…)

    Another day, another mass shooting in USA:

  17. 56 susanne
    October 31, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Charles Koch, your overlord and master, just waking up here in my exotic tropical estate, from which I will determine who gets what when, etc. Bow down before me and my awesome powerrrrrr!!!!! 🙂

    • 57 Betsy
      October 31, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Carly Fiorina here asking if you would please consider funding my campaign. I’ll take care of your money like I did HP’s, please….

      • 58 susanne
        October 31, 2015 at 6:14 pm

        Well, girly, we’ll just take a look, shall we? You come on over for a nice weekend, and we’ll talk and such, then we’ll see. Hehe. 🙂

  18. 59 Nena20409
    October 31, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    GA/GE TOD.
    Happy Halloween All
    Congrats to all the Gobbler Au ⭐ starting with this post and 4 posts back.
    Mankini Newt checking in late…..from Mars…….reporting on the Kenyan, Muslim, Mau Mau Anti-colonial occupying the 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in DC……his constant bowing and apologizing to Foreign Leaders. Frankly. Frankly, I have got an undisputed Pictorial to expose this man once and for all.

  19. 68 Nena20409
    October 31, 2015 at 5:36 pm


      • 70 0388jojothecat
        October 31, 2015 at 10:51 pm

        …..and demanded that he release his college transcripts, claimed nobody knew him in college, or believed the then Governor of HI who saw young Barack as a baby with his student parents in Hawaii.

    • 71 arapaho415
      October 31, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      Morning Joke here…

      I must step in and defend NBC (my twitter moniker is @joenbc after all), despite the comparison to that one who will go back to community organizing in 2017.

  20. 72 Nena20409
    October 31, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    My man, Rafa 😉
    If Amk can brag about his Girls……well, I am thrilled for Nadal 😉
    Congrats to them All!

  21. 74 Nena20409
    October 31, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    • 75 susanne
      October 31, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Charles Koch here, and I’m just sick of these whiners who thing they’re owed an aircraft in proper technical condition! If you want a well-maintained aircraft, then get a job and buy one! Buy some repairmen! Buy some stewardesses to make your saggy old face smile! Buy some countries and build yourself some airports and make your own success story! The only problem I see here is somebody needs to buy the Associated Press and kill these rabble-rousing sob stories. Harrumph!

  22. 76 Nena20409
    October 31, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Frankly, Frankly, Mankini Newt supports Dr. Carson’s suggestions. Why didn’t I think of it in 2011/2012 cycle?

  23. October 31, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I don’t care what anyone says…I will go to ALL “OBAMA’S” campaign, fundraisers, events and anything else he has up his sleeve and heckle the “s**t” out of it! NO MORE IMMIGRANTS, all Immigrants please go home. “OBAMA” cannot tell us what to do with our country. We were here first! We don’t want no immigration reform. we want to build walls and all that!

    (PBO “immigration” Heckler who craves even more attention)
    Happy Halloween everyone…and thank you HopeFruit for my costume! 🙂

  24. October 31, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    (Reposting as I am not sure where the other comment went)

    I don’t care what anyone says…I will go to ALL “OBAMA’S” campaign, fundraisers, events and anything else he has up his sleeve and heckle the “s**t” out of it! NO MORE IMMIGRANTS, all Immigrants need to go home to their original coutry. “OBAMA” cannot tell us what to do with our country. We were here first! We don’t want no immigration reform. We want to build walls and all that! Trust Donald Trump!

    (PBO “immigration” Heckler who craves even more attention)
    Happy Halloween everyone…and thank you HopeFruit for my costume! 🙂

  25. 82 JER
    October 31, 2015 at 6:15 pm

  26. 83 Nena20409
    October 31, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Have a Glorious Trick or Treat Night TOD……
    See you all Tomorrow.
    Don’t forget to turn your clock One Hour back…..you hear?
    Well if you live in USA, that is. Only a handful of Us will Not be affected 😉 🙂

  27. October 31, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    • October 31, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      uh huh
      uh huh


      Why Did Eva Moskowitz Publish a Student’s Disciplinary Record?

      The head of Success Academies may have overreached in her response to a PBS NewsHour report.

      By Michelle Goldberg

      Anyone who has reported on campus sexual assault knows that school administrations rarely respond, even when they feel unfairly maligned, because they fear violating the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA. Passed in 1974, FERPA is a federal law that bans the release of students’ personal information without their consent. “Schools are not supposed to talk about their students, even when the media is saying, ‘Hey, I can’t believe you did this,’ ” says Derek W. Black, a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law who specializes in education law. “And sometimes that means the media doesn’t get the story straight, but it does protect the student.”

      That’s why it was so surprising when Eva Moskowitz, the high-profile head of Success Academy, a network of New York City charter schools, responded to a negative PBS story by releasing the disciplinary record of an ex-student featured in it. Black says this was probably illegal, and it has left the student’s mother, Fatima Geidi, furious and frantic with worry over her 10-year-old son’s reputation. “For a grown woman, an adult, to attack a child is disgusting,” Geidi told me. “There’s no other way around it.”


      With the help of Leonie Haimson, co-founder of the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy, Fatima Geidi sent Moskowitz a cease-and-desist letter, demanding that her son’s information be taken down. “I’ve seen violations of FERPA, but not in such an obvious, egregious way,” Haimson told me. “Not in a press release sent to the media and posted online. I have not seen this level of violation.”

      Moskowitz is unapologetic. In a letter to Geidi, she wrote, “The First Amendment limits a person’s ability to use privacy rights to prevent others from speaking. When somebody chooses to make statements to the press, they waive their privacy rights on the topics they have discussed, particularly when, as here, those statements are inaccurate.”


  28. 88 susanne
    October 31, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Charles Koch, here, and I’m very proud to be underwriting the spread of libertarian principles in America. To that end, if anyone comes to your door tonight, dressed in disguise, begging for food or whatnot, here’s my suggestion: tell them to get a job!! Get a job, kids! They’ll remember this wise instruction, and thank you later, even if tonight they throw eggs at your house. Eggs they could be eating if they’re so hungry they need to beg! Harrumph!

  29. October 31, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    You fucking Obot tools of the ruling oligarchy! You just watch! Bernie isn’t running for “Obama’s 3rd term.” He’s running for the REVOLUTION, AND IT WILL BE TELEVISED! Get on the train or get left behind! Now let me DM my two followers so that they can retweet me…

    • 90 Dudette
      October 31, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Ohh, I see the “Obnoxious Bernie-bot” has entered the village! 😀

      Well just in time for me to take my droopy self on out the door for trick-or-treatin with the “not so” young ones.

      See ya later!

    • 91 susanne
      October 31, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      Excellent, excellent work. My BernieBot troops are successfully pulling voters away from HRC, just as I planned it. Never say Charles Koch doesn’t support open discourse! Hehe.

  30. October 31, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    So, I finally get back to TOD after a day out and about doing boring things, I see the comments and I’m like ‘WHAAAAAAAT THE ****!!!!!!” – and then I remember Hopefruit’s Halloween 😆

  31. 93 Dudette
    October 31, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    • 94 susanne
      October 31, 2015 at 7:01 pm

      So true! We’d put an old flannel shirt on and stick some straw under an old hat: scarecrow! Or, pull some glitzy items from the dress-up chest: princess! I always wanted a store-bought costume, like those cheesy Woolworths packaged sets– a decorated box, a crackly mask, and a thin nylon character overall. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese? No. Mom said it was more fun to make your own. Now it looks like the parents are doing all the making, because these little kids cannot even get the reference, let alone the materials!

  32. October 31, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Chuckie reporting. If it’s Sunday, it’s GOP day. OK! What do you all want from me? I can’t help myself.

    • October 31, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      I’m waiting for the NBC poll showing that I (Bernie Sanders) have surpassed Obama in everything. In the month of October alone, I had more pizza delivered to my campaign workers than Obama had to his entire OFA nation-wide for the entire year of 2007-2008. That HAS to count for something. And of course, the middle-class counts as well.

      • 97 MadameSoph
        October 31, 2015 at 7:53 pm

        GOP-loving district court judge Gerald “Gerry” Mandering here. Evidence shows that the pizza delivered to your campaign workers was crappy Dominos pizza. I know this because Tom Monaghan, the right wing, Operation Rescue supporting owner and I play golf together regularly. We agree on denying women choice over their bodies, but even I think his pizza stinks.

    • 100 globalcitizenlinda
      October 31, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      hello chuck todd, this is Hair-on-Fire Emprog here;

      when are you planning to have PBO and ask him how he sold us progressives out on the budget deal and the debt ceiling;

      #FeelTheBurn, a true progressive, would never agree to that budget deal (forget that he voted for it)

  33. 101 JER
    October 31, 2015 at 7:22 pm

  34. October 31, 2015 at 7:30 pm
  35. 104 yardarm756
    October 31, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Putin here…Some vone stole my horsey!

  36. 110 JER
    October 31, 2015 at 7:38 pm

  37. October 31, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    water is wet news

    but, post-racial America…right?

    Biased Lending Evolves, and Blacks Face Trouble Getting Mortgages


    OCT. 30, 2015

    They steered clear of black and Hispanic neighborhoods as they opened branches across New York and Connecticut, federal officials said. They focused on marketing mortgages in predominantly white sections of suburban New Jersey and Long Island, not here or in Bridgeport, Conn.

    The results were stark. In 2014, Hudson approved 1,886 mortgages in the market that includes New Jersey and sections of New York and Connecticut, federal mortgage data show. Only 25 of those loans went to black borrowers.

    Hudson, while denying wrongdoing, agreed last month to pay nearly $33 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Justice Department. Federal officials said it was the largest settlement in the history of both departments for redlining, the practice in which banks choke off lending to minority communities


  38. October 31, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    HELP…get the immigrants away from this country. We do not need any reform! We need sane people to make this country great again. We need to have Donald Trump as president so we could build the wall and keep the immigrants out!

  39. 122 yardarm756
    October 31, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Tttrricks or tttreats!

  40. 125 MadameSoph
    October 31, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Dang, they sure don’t make cyborg assasins like they used to….

  41. 127 globalcitizenlinda
    October 31, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    if you have a few minutes, pls read the tweet Rikyrah copied above – the one of the email from Sid Blumenthal ……..

  42. October 31, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    RIP Prince Spencer – star dancer and entertainer – 98 years old.

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