A Presidential Reminder

56 Responses to “A Presidential Reminder”

  1. 1 MightyPamela
    November 1, 2015 at 10:07 pm


  2. 6 vcprezofan2
    November 1, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Hi there, NerdyW; good to see you! Was thinking about you earlier today. How’s the water on the ground been today?

    • 7 Nerdy Wonka
      November 1, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Thanks for checking in, VC. We’re drying out, but we’re also getting more rain this week. Hopefully, not as destructive as this past week.

  3. November 1, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Evening all! Thanks Nerdy. Congrats MP

    • 10 MightyPamela
      November 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks VV, I know we are supposed to be happy to have an ‘extra hour’, but all I can think about is how much I wish it was bedtime, cause it feels like it should be soon!! 😉

      • November 1, 2015 at 10:16 pm

        Does make for a long-ish day. Before digital I didn’t change my clocks til I decided that I wanted an extra hour.

      • 12 vcprezofan2
        November 1, 2015 at 10:36 pm

        MP, you do know you can go to bed anytime you want, right? 😀 I’m heading there momentarily since I have to work tomorrow.

        • 13 MightyPamela
          November 1, 2015 at 10:57 pm

          Yes, I know, but I’m also in a sleep study at present, plus I know beyond doubt as soon as I get settled in, the 3 ton behemoth who lives above me will start her terrifying stomping and it will freak me out!! I’ve been sleeping out in the living room on the sofa for 5 months tomorrow. And my back is getting pretty darn sore. Poor little MP! Sighs. Off to rest a while, big hugs all around!

          • 14 vcprezofan2
            November 1, 2015 at 11:00 pm

            That’s a long sleep study! Well, get as much rest, and sleep, as you can squeeze in. I’m right behind you!!

  4. November 1, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Out of the goodness of their f’ing little lilly white hearts, they’re going to give Blacks Manhattan!


  5. November 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Goo evening, TOD! Nerdy, glad to know you are safe and dry… ❤ you!

  6. November 1, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Have you seen this? Look at racial injustice through the eyes of the victims. Interactive video. INTENSE!

  7. November 1, 2015 at 10:18 pm

  8. November 1, 2015 at 10:28 pm

  9. 27 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    if I had any say in the way the DNC is running its 2016 campaign schedule, I would have jumped at the chance of gop’s refusal to debate on NBC and claimed the slot for my party and my candidates;

  10. 28 amk for obama
    November 1, 2015 at 10:44 pm

  11. 29 amk for obama
    November 1, 2015 at 10:56 pm

  12. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    November 1, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Good evening, TODville. I never usually feel any difference with the time change, but tonight might be an exception! Getting sleepy … zzzzzzzz

    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      November 1, 2015 at 11:53 pm

      Still trying to stay awake, so I don’t get up at the crack of dawn tomorrow (here in retirementland)!

      We all know the GOP candidates are planning on demanding different formats for their upcoming dumb-ass debates. How dare they! There are two things to consider, of course. First, no matter what they argue about, they need the national attention – most people don’t know who some of ’em are. But they also know the cable media that will host the debates need the cash flow from their advertisers, because “the news” is all a big money game. Both groups are losers. Must suck to be them. But the American people lose honest representations from candidates, what they stand for and how they do under pressure. Not that all of us don’t already know this, but all of a sudden, I’m spitting mad about it. Ha! Funny how some of this hits you, when you least expect it, eh?

  13. 32 susanne
    November 1, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Shore Leave!!! 🙂

    • 33 susanne
      November 2, 2015 at 3:58 am

      Hmm–just checked back in to TOD and saw the title on this thing. Short for Annapolis? But it sure is creeping me out. Sorry if I inadvertently offended. The video was made by these Midshipmen on their shore leave.

      • November 2, 2015 at 7:54 am

        Loved the video (except there were NO Marines)! No offense and thanks for defining the acronym. I saw “Naptown” and midshipman and immediately thought Newport RI. Was prepared to view some of my old haunts; clicked on and realized it wasn’t NEWPORT, and wondered WHY it was called “Naptown.” I was focused on the NAP (Naval Academy Prep School) which is in Newport; never considered Naptown as a nickname for Annapolis…

      • 35 Dudette
        November 2, 2015 at 10:05 am

        I knew it was Annapolis right away. Love it! Sending it to some Navy friends. I think their only complaint would be the hair rollers. 😉

  14. 36 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Turkey :

    do I understand it correct => have the people voted in response to fear & rewarded the leader who used war as a tool (not much different from what US did with re-electing shrub?)

  15. 37 amk for obama
    November 1, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    The photo has been copied and posted countless times, becoming known on the internet as “Sceptical Third World Child”. But with the images and funny captions has come a serious debate about how the Western world views and reports on poverty and African children.

    He’s wearing dirty clothes and a wry expression, giving the mother of all side-eyes to a woman squatting next to him in the dirt.

    This image was originally posted to Reddit three years ago by a man in Texas who spotted the amusing photo on the Facebook page of a friend. Since then, it’s been copied and captioned countless times. Many of the captions play on a crude stereotype of Africa as war-torn, poor, and suffering constant food shortages.

    It’s become such a widespread internet meme that BBC Trending wondered – who is the boy? And what does the spread of his picture tell us about the internet’s culture and prejudices?

    The first issue raised by memes like this is one of privacy. We haven’t yet found the boy or his parents, and we don’t even know if they are aware of the image going viral. We’ve chosen to publish the picture here because it has already been shared so widely and to highlight the debate it raises.

    We have, however, tracked down the woman in the picture. Heena Pranav is a 28-year-old doctor who lives in Chicago. Back in 2012 she was a medical student and she’d travelled to Gulu, a city in northern Uganda, to help an aid project for women traumatised by the country’s war with the Lords Resistance Army. The project was run by Pros for Africa, a charity headed by a Catholic nun, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe.

    The child in the photo wasn’t connected to the aid project – Pranav says she met him at a local market and guessed he was about two or three years old.

    “I was with a group of other medical students at the time, we were walking around and I saw this little boy, he seemed really sweet,” Pranav told BBC Trending radio. “His mom was nearby working in the market. I went up to him to play with him and say ‘hi’… he was the most animated child I’ve ever met.”

    The boy didn’t speak English, and Pranav doesn’t speak the local languages (which include Luo, Swahili and others), but their brief encounter was captured on camera by another member of the group. Pranav says she hadn’t even heard of Reddit before her friend posted it on the message board and it went viral.

    “I can’t imagine this would have happened,” she said. “I wished the kid and his mom could have known about it and somehow benefited from it, because I do think he was exploited in the process.”


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  18. 45 Dudette
    November 2, 2015 at 1:12 am

  19. 46 Dudette
    November 2, 2015 at 1:15 am

    I will not be one bit surprised to see Gov Nathan Deal on that list.

  20. 49 Dudette
    November 2, 2015 at 1:19 am

  21. 51 Dudette
    November 2, 2015 at 1:29 am

    • November 2, 2015 at 7:33 am

      don’t trust these “anonymous” groups. just always seem to end up promoting libertarian ideas and do the “both sides” nonsense. ron and rand paul speak at white supremacist events, but i’ll venture to guess we won’t see them or any leading libertarians in this supposed reveal.

  22. 53 amk for obama
    November 2, 2015 at 1:44 am

  23. 54 globalcitizenlinda
    November 2, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Have a fantastic day!

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