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  1. January 6, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Hey. Now have to go and run errands. Bbl……….. Agree that CEB’s comment needs to be spread.

  2. 3 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 6, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I PUT THIS ON MY FB…SENDING PBO AN AWESOME BOOK TOMORROW…A SMILE AWHILE BOOK………………..HOPE THE BROTHERS HAD A WONDERFUL LUNCH! BACK TO PACKING!

  3. 4 Linda
    January 6, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Katie Tur, the NBC reporter that is covering The Donald has Trump Stockholm Syndrome.

  4. 7 carolyn
    January 6, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I liked this line especially CEB: ” (He has) Shown us what hope really is: the faith in things not seen, but worked for with patience and courage. Hope is not some nebulous, airy-fairy thing; it is gritty and determined; it is surety in the face of extreme adversity and heartbreak; it is love.” Such understanding of what he has been trying to show us for seven years.

  5. 8 Nena20409
    January 6, 2016 at 2:25 pm

  6. 9 GGail
    January 6, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    MP, thanks so much for bringing CEB’s comments over and thanks, thanks, thanks, CEB for writing those words – we can tell they came from your heart. While I agree with all of them, I especially like this one…”Laughter, a strong mind and body, and the company of loyal friends and colleagues can help us get through the difficult times. No one is meant to go through life without these things and they are always there for us if we reach out for them.”

    My TOD family is the best of the best ❤

  7. 13 Nena20409
    January 6, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Hmm?
    What is the NRA afraid of? The TRUTH, Yes in_deed.

  8. 17 GGail
    January 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    http://www.eonline.com/news/728625/grease-live-recruits-boyz-ii-men-as-its-teen-angel-s
    NEWS/ Grease Live Recruits Boyz II Men As Its Teen Angel(s)

    “Beauty School Dropout” has never sounded so harmonious.
    Grease Live has finally found its Teen Angel—make that Teen Angels—with the surprise casting of Boyz II Freakin’ Men.
    That’s right, lovers of smooth ’90s R&B, the silky vocalists who’ve had you getting down to “Motownphilly” all these years are stepping into Frankie Avalon’s shoes and sing sad Frenchy (Carly Rae Jepsen) back into good spirits with the live musical event airs on Fox on Jan. 31. The Boyz gave us a preview of their sweet harmonies with a video announcing their involvement on their Twitter page.

  9. January 6, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    • January 6, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Interesting….
      A rising Power

    • 20 jackiegrumbacher
      January 6, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      This is the best explanation I’ve seen yet of Saudi Arabia’s aggressive actions. Interesting how the analogy to angry white males in the US popped out as I was reading this. SA is feeling threatened by a changing world and is literally “acting out” in rage at its changing status.

      • January 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm

        it would not be above the RW powers that be in America to encourage SA to do its best to scuttle the UN negotiations that is trying to create a political solution in Syria…Imagine that a way to stop the fight politically…that is NOT what SA wants…nor is it what the powers that be want….

  10. January 6, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    The Paiute Nation speaks out to white supremacist Bundy gang: “you are desecrating our land.” Leave!

    • 23 Judith Fardig
      January 6, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Great tweet, Bill! Ut was a little embarrassing to say I was from Oregon while in DC this week. Usually I am delighted to say it.

      • 24 arapaho415
        January 6, 2016 at 6:51 pm

        GA Judith.

        Are you back in Oregon? Saw that you attended President Obama’s compelling/amazing announcement yesterday — lucky you, a witness to history!

        I missed the backstory on your WH invitation — if you care to share (again, no doubt), please do!

        If it’s any consolation…

      • January 6, 2016 at 8:07 pm

        Thanks, Judith. Real Oregonians have nothing to be ashamed of. This was done by white supremacists outsiders. As you can see, the real Oregonians, the Paiute Nation, take a proud stand of the sacredness of the land and the need to protect it.

  11. 26 Allison
    January 6, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    • January 6, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Vicki would love this news 🙂

      • 28 Vicki
        January 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm

        Yes, hopefruit, Yes I Do.
        Now I will investigate if those 2 are part of the 17 we already know about or 2 additional releases.
        Either way, we can be happy to see President Obama’s plans in action.

        • 29 Vicki
          January 6, 2016 at 5:50 pm

          Looks like the 2 transferred to Ghana are part of the 17 Congress has been advised will be leaving Guantanamo in the next days, weeks.

          • January 6, 2016 at 6:09 pm

            One by one……..

            • January 6, 2016 at 6:11 pm

              Total number of Guantanamo detainees = 105
              Number of detainees now cleared for release = 46
              Number of detainees Law of War detainees or “forever prisoners” = 27
              Number of detainees never charged awaiting parole board = 22 (including 10 at war court)
              Number of detainees at war court = 10

  12. January 6, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    WP working? No post since 3:40. Let’s see if this posts.

  13. 33 Nena20409
    January 6, 2016 at 4:33 pm

  14. 34 jackiegrumbacher
    January 6, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Good article in the Washington Monthly on the victories President Obama has achieved and how he sees them in terms of historical movements within a democracy. In a democracy, great change can’t occur at once, but incremental change can make all the difference over the long term.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/

    • 35 susanne
      January 6, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Very good article, and the one it discusses is worth the click too. I also recommend this article from their site today: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2016_01/trump_could_do_to_texas_what_p059180.php

      The gist of the article is that Texas is being handed to the Dems by Trump.

      ‘ We often assume that there is something permanent in the red state/blue state divide we see in the presidential electoral map. Part of that has become standard rhetoric about the “coastal blue states.” Would it surprise you to learn that from 1952 through 1988, the state of California was “red” in 9 of the 10 presidential elections?

      That is the topic of an article in the Wall Street Journal by Jason Riley. He posits that what Republican Gov. Pete Wilson did to California, Donald Trump could do to other currently red states. ‘

      • 36 jackiegrumbacher
        January 6, 2016 at 5:36 pm

        Thanks, Susanne. If Trump could bring us a Democratic Texas it would be proof that good could come from any evil.

      • 37 nathkatun7
        January 6, 2016 at 6:49 pm

        Thanks Susanne for sharing this article! Nancy Le Tourneau (a.k.a. Smartypants) is doing a wonderful job at the “Washington Monthly.” I witnessed California’s transformation from a red state to a blue state. And she is absolutely right for tracing this transformation to Gov. Pete Wilson’s vicious attacks on Hispanic immigrants. What’s really ironic is that Pete Wilson was considered a Republican moderate when he was the Mayor of my beloved San Diego. But in order to win a second term as governor, he rode the wave of the anti-immigrants in California. The poor Republicans didn’t realize the demographic changes taking place in the state.

    • 38 nathkatun7
      January 6, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Thank you so much JackieG, for sharing this article! It’s a must read for any one interested in understanding the political genius of President Obama who has been able to achieve great success despite the hostility of his opponents and the sheer complexity of the American political structure. As always, Nancy Le Tourneau, (a.k.a. Smartypants) is absolutely brilliant in capturing the true essence of President Obama.

  15. 39 No Child Left Behind
    January 6, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Trooper in Sandra Bland traffic stop indicted on perjury charge

    A Texas state trooper has been charged with a misdemeanor for conduct related to a contentious traffic stop of a black woman who was eventually arrested for assault and then died three days later in jail.
    Read more »

  16. 41 JER
    January 6, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    “WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF A GROUP OF NATIVES HAD GONE OVER THERE TO TAKOVER THE LAND? I THINK PEOPLE NEED TO THINK ABOUT THAT AND WE DON’T NEED SOME GROUP OF CLOWNS TO COME IN HERE TO SPEAK FOR US…THEY NEED TO GET OUT. WE ARE HARD-WORKING PEOPLE. WE CAN STAND UP FOR OUR OWN RIGHTS,” STATED JARVIS KENNEDY, TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBER AND OF THE BURNS PAIUTE TRIBE. http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/burns-paiute-tribe-reacts-takeover-ancestral-land-group-clowns/

  17. January 6, 2016 at 5:52 pm

  18. 44 JER
    January 6, 2016 at 5:53 pm

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  20. January 6, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Merry Christmas to all our friends around the world who celebrate on the “Julian” calendar ….

  21. 58 JER
    January 6, 2016 at 6:34 pm


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