Fired Up, Ready To Go!



132 Responses to “Fired Up, Ready To Go!”

    • 2 MightyPamela
      July 29, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Us, again?? Jumping in here is like riding one of those water slides at a water park! Heaps of bouncy fun!! Where’s VC? 😂👀👁👁👀

  1. 3 GGail
    July 29, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Hey NW, thank you, thank you, thank you ❤

  2. 5 MightyPamela
    July 29, 2016 at 11:44 am


    • 6 Judith Fardig
      July 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Congratulations to the gold twins,GGail and MP! Ava’s intro video for HRC was terrific! Nerdy, big props to you and tell Chips we miss her and love her.

  3. 7 GGail
    July 29, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Oh! and yes, I’m Fired Up, Ready to Go! LOL!!!

  4. 13 Ladyhawke
    July 29, 2016 at 11:50 am

  5. 14 Ladyhawke
    July 29, 2016 at 11:51 am

    DNC 2016: Bullying

  6. 15 desertflower
    July 29, 2016 at 11:55 am

  7. 16 JER
    July 29, 2016 at 11:55 am

  8. July 29, 2016 at 11:57 am

    While HRC, Sanders and Pelosi dither on TPP, China is stepping in to fill the void in leadership on trade. They will set the standards if we don’t act.

    • 24 Don
      July 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Of course China is going to jump in, welcome to the free market. While we play with our collective navels other countries are jumping to write the rules.

    • July 29, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      • 32 jackiegrumbacher
        July 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm

        Thank you for these tweets, meta. The stupidity of the anti-TPP movement is staggering. I hope that common sense will prevail because these idiots are actually advocating that all the ills of NAFTA remain in place AND China achieves trade dominance in the world, shutting our US workers.

        • July 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm

          You’re so welcome. I think I’m so obsessed about this because I know how important it is to PBO, to our country. And to have worked so long on it only to see it squandered……I’ve personally worked on longitudinal studies and projects to upgrade systems and systems thinking that have suffered that fate because people resisted change. People get mired in old patterns of thinking and doing and can’t see the forest for the trees. It’s truly astounding because change is so necessary and resisting doesn’t make the issues go away.

  9. 34 JER
    July 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    LIVE STREAM: Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine Post Convention Rally in Philadelphia

  10. 35 Allison
    July 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm

  11. July 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm

  12. 39 Ladyhawke
    July 29, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Reverend William Barber – Full Speech Democratic Convention 2016 – July 28

  13. 41 Ladyhawke
    July 29, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Rev. Dr. William Barber: The 3rd Reconstruction

  14. July 29, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    The Convention Showed Confident Democrats and Progressives
    by Martin Longman
    July 29, 2016 12:00 AM


    This was a Democratic Party that was fiercely positive about America and completely non-defensive and unapologetic about how their racial diversity, religious pluralism and cultural liberalism might alienate historically critical voting blocs.

    Tim Kaine spoke a foreign language repeatedly during his speech, clearly demonstrating that the party does not give a shit about alienating the crowd that seethes when told to push ‘2’ for Spanish. Clinton adopted a more progressive set of policy prescriptions than any modern Democrat, in defiance of people’s expectations and the Clintons’ historical positioning as New Democrats. She was carving so much meat off the moderate Republican bone with her proudly American thematics that she was utterly unconcerned about pushing economic moderates into Trump’s arms.

    This was basically the triumph of the counterculture–a kind of bat mitzvah for a decades-long movement–today, you are a woman.

    Today, you are the mainstream.

    No more apologizing for what you believe. No more bashing your own voters to win the support of bigots.

    And because this new progressive movement knows that it is winning and that it owns the future, it’s positive about America. America is a good place that is headed in an even better direction, and they are not fearing any man.

    These are all disorientating developments because they defy what people think they know about the Democratic Party and the Clintons and politics in general.

    And it’s somewhat of a gamble because it’s still possible that the majority of people in this country do not want to be part of a pluralistic, multiethnic, socially liberal and tolerant society led by a party of people who want to enact a broad liberal agenda.

    • 43 cd4biden
      July 29, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      Yes, rikyrah, this is so true, and another sign that PBO had a strong hand in the planning of this convention. It has his motto written all over it, “When they go low, I go high.”

  15. 44 Don
    July 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Lady Greenspan is at it again this morning with her bullshit, click.

    • 45 FoxfireTX
      July 29, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Stopped watching her. She has a visceral hatred for Hillary that is puzzling. She used to really admire her, travelled with her a lot when she was SoS. But something happened in this election cycle and she has gone crazy. She should not even attempt to report on her, her dislike is so obvious.

      • 46 COS
        July 29, 2016 at 12:41 pm

        So did I. We are all on the same page. She is such a negative old bit%%. All of her questions reflect it.

        • 47 HZ
          July 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm

          She started out on negativity about Hillary and I turned away immediately. Her hatefulness shows often lately and I refuse to give her my time. HZ

      • 48 0388jojothecat
        July 29, 2016 at 3:45 pm

        I have not watched MSNBC and really don’t see the need anymore. I have TOD 🙂

    • 49 Anna
      July 29, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      She looks like she had a rough night, someone needed to polish her up this morning, Hillary’s age and doesn’t have the stamina, her brain was in reverse.

  16. July 29, 2016 at 12:37 pm

  17. 51 FoxfireTX
    July 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm

  18. July 29, 2016 at 12:42 pm


  19. July 29, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    • 57 GGail
      July 29, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Damn straight its intent is to discriminate. Strike it DOWN!!!

    • 59 99ts
      July 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      To quote from the link

      The appeals court — citing a lower court’s findings — pointed out that state lawmakers sought data breaking down voting practices by race. The judges said that the law’s provisions singled out the practices disproportionately popular among African Americans, such as preregisteration and provisional voting.

      “The district court found that not only did SL 2013-381 eliminate or restrict these voting mechanisms used disproportionately by African Americans, and require IDs that African Americans disproportionately lacked, but also that African Americans were more likely to ‘experience socioeconomic factors that may hinder their political participation,'” the opinion said.

  20. July 29, 2016 at 12:45 pm

  21. 64 Allison
    July 29, 2016 at 12:47 pm

  22. 65 No Child Left Behind
    July 29, 2016 at 12:51 pm

  23. 66 No Child Left Behind
    July 29, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    • 67 GGail
      July 29, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      This chapter; Black Lives Matter group in Cuyahoga County (BLMCC), should be very careful. They should take a minute and talk with Flint Michigan and ask them how it’s working out going from a Dem governor to a Repug. How does that water taste?

      However, Cleveland Scene reported that Mixon’s group is not affiliated with the national network. Black Lives Matter in Cleveland is the only group that is.

      “This is not our chapter nor are we affiliated with them,” BLM in Cleveland spokesperson, Latonya Goldsby – a cousin of Tamir Rice – told Cleveland Scene in an email. “The Black Lives Matter Network that we represent is not connected with this organization.”

      It is so important to not just read a headline or snippet, but read the entire article.

      • 68 No Child Left Behind
        July 29, 2016 at 2:38 pm

        I was puzzled by the opening statement of the tweet because it reminds me of other declarations heard from Nina Turner and Ben Jealous stating that “Democratic candidates shouldn’t count on Black votes but earn them”, something to that effect.

        I would not be surprised that whoever the leader is was promised something. Something for him/her.

      • 69 0388jojothecat
        July 29, 2016 at 3:57 pm

        I hope people come to their senses and vote for DEMS on the local level, Clinton/Kaine, Senate and House. We need to stay on the right course that PBO has set or we will have to go back to almost square one just because they didn’t get what they wanted. Immediate gratification is dangerous for the Boomer, Millenial generations.

  24. 70 amk for obama
    July 29, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    from bj


    • 72 carolyn
      July 29, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      Just watched the end of this…..when Hillary went down the steps to shake hands, suddenly there were THREE BIG S.S. men around her…..then Bill came down the steps, and there were four more big men…..this is going to be a job for them.

      I wonder if Trump will ever hold a rally with Pence???

      • 73 Roberta in MN
        July 29, 2016 at 3:13 pm

        Don’t you mean Tim Kaine? Was Bill there? As far as Bill having a problem on stage last night. I watched Chelsea’s husband Mark grab ahold of him also when Bill was chasing balloons and had this childs look on his face. He was shaking a lot also and during his speech. I wonder if he doesn’t has some form of onset of Parkinson’s disease.

  25. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    July 29, 2016 at 1:34 pm

  26. July 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I think I missed the super secret card event at HRC’s speech yesterday. Did anyone see what they were talking about?

    • 79 jacquelineoboomer
      July 29, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Seemed to me not everybody held up the cards or something, and it fizzled. But I lost track of it. I was too busy watching people try to keep Bill Clinton from walking off the stage, while he was chasing balloons – and I’m not kidding! Kaine had his hand on Bill’s arm, several times! Guy’s gotta get out more. 🙂

        July 29, 2016 at 1:50 pm


      • July 29, 2016 at 1:58 pm

        Thanks, Booms! I kept looking for the super secret message but never saw it. I guess you had to be there!

        Didn’t notice Bill but it’s good Kaine kept his eye on him!

    • 82 Don
      July 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      What was the super secret card all about?

      • July 29, 2016 at 1:57 pm

        I don’t really know! There was all this buzz yesterday on twitter because everyone on the main floor had a card wrapped in plastic underneath their seat with instructions to open it at a certain time when instructed by monitors standing in front of them. Guess it didn’t work!

      • 84 No Child Left Behind
        July 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm

        Either HRC or something to that effect. Many people didn’t do it, as not everyone lit up their phone when it was requested for the visual effect.

        But for the cards, HRC noticed it and was pleased.

  27. 85 No Child Left Behind
    July 29, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I am proud of my Democratic ticket and will do everything possible to elect Clinton/Kaine.

    I don’t know if Rethugs can say the same.

  28. 87 No Child Left Behind
    July 29, 2016 at 2:01 pm

  29. 88 No Child Left Behind
    July 29, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    The small man is at it again.

  30. July 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Taniel @Taniel
    Court rules NC legislators asked for data, then passed reforms data showed wld make it harder for black ppl to vote!

  31. 91 Allison
    July 29, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    I received this email from a colleague today.

    Presidential Visit Aug. 1st

    President Obama will be visiting Atlanta on August 1, 2016 for an event at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Peachtree Road followed by an event at a unknown address located in the area of Howell Mill near Moores Mill. At this time his schedule and motorcade routes are unavailable. Please make sure your staff is aware in order to plan their routes and schedules accordingly.

    Management will send a follow up email for any additional information that we receive.

    Thank you,

    • 92 Don
      July 29, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Sounds like the President is coming to the home of the boiled fish and grits, the ATL, the dirty dirty.

    • 93 desertflower
      July 29, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      Just my opinion, but if you get any more of these, I wouldn’t post them here….people shouldn’t know the exact whereabouts of the the President…I have had to remind myself from time to time that we aren’t the only ones that are present here…

    • 94 GGail
      July 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Allison, I’m happy that you guys will be getting a visit from POTUS in your area of ATL, but, please, do not post any more of the detailed emails your management sends to you guys. You can tell us afterwards how great it was to see his motorcade pass by 🙂

  32. 97 desertflower
    July 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm



    JUAN WILLIAMS (CO-HOST): I don’t think most people, I don’t think most Americans, even Trump supporters think Donald Trump really knows a lot about how to combat terrorism.

    ERIC BOLLING (CO-HOST): I’ll tell you about who doesn’t know a whole lot about terrorism, is President Obama. And he’s proven that over the last eight years. Remember when he said “I want to lead from behind,” he said —

    WILLIAMS: He never said “I want to lead from behind.”

    BOLLING: — “Let’s pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq.”

    KIMBERLY GUILFOLYE (CO-HOST): The “jay vee team.”

    BOLLING: — “Jay vee team.” He’s failed on every level as far as counter-terror all the way through.

    WILLIAMS: Oh, I see.

    BOLLING: And if you point to Bin Laden, that wasn’t Obama’s administration that got Bin Laden.

    WILLIAMS: It wasn’t?

    BOLLING: That was the Bush administration that set up the kill shot, and Obama took the kill shot.

    WILLIAMS: Up to then, I was listening to you. But goodness gracious, you went overboard.

    Maybe someone should share this with Bolling. Moron


    • 98 0388jojothecat
      July 29, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      GOP loves to rewrite history and hopes no one challenges them on it. It will get picked up and repeated as if it were true.

  33. 99 No Child Left Behind
    July 29, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    How misleading! I’ve just visited BS website in which he is still described as a Democrat while the Senator was quick to say that he was returning to his “Independent” status.

    • 100 Don
      July 29, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      Just like a department store changing its theme to fit what ever season to maximize its potential for profit so does Bernie in his ongoing effort to fleece his gullible followers.

  34. 101 No Child Left Behind
    July 29, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    One thing I must confess I was happy about is the fact that Nina Turner didn’t get to spew any rant, at least officially, at the DNC. She, Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon, Rosiario something should be kept at a distance. They are bitter people.

    • July 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      AMEN! Let’s see if MSNBC will keep them off the shows. If I were to bet, would bet not. They will try to keep the hate and the controversy going. 😦 Sigh…………..

  35. 103 FoxfireTX
    July 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    One of the most POWERFUL things I have read this election cycle:

    “We are having an election that is about whether we, as a nation, value people like Khizr and Humayun Khan. Whether they are real Americans. Whether we will define our nation by shared values, as both parties have claimed we do for decades, or by ethnicity, as Donald Trump would have us do.
    This is a load of nonsense, as we can all tell by Trump’s attacks on “Mexican” Judge Gonzalo Curiel and by his demands for President Obama’s birth certificate. Trump’s concept of the nation he speaks for is not about values or citizenship or even birthplace. It is about ethnicity.

    If you are a white model from Europe, like Antonio Sabato Jr. or Melania Knauss, you are welcome in Trump’s America. If you are a brown or black person, you are suspect, even if you are a citizen, and even if you were born in Indiana or Hawaii (as in the cases of Curiel and Obama).

    This is the philosophy of a major-party candidate for president, who has most of his own political party lined up behind him. It is enraging, it is scary, and it is sad. And I cried Friday morning because it was even necessary for someone to stand up at a party convention and explain why that candidate is wrong.

    I did not expect people like House Speaker Paul Ryan to behave so indecently as to line up behind this hateful man, who does not even agree with them on public policy. I was naive, and I am sad, because it means we have a less durable democracy than I thought.”
    I rewatched Khizr Khan’s speech — and it made me weep for our country

    • 104 Anna
      July 29, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Khizr Khan and his wife are real Americans, Paul Ryan, not so much. Thank you Khizr Khan, your speech was one of the best at the DNC convention.

    • 105 FoxfireTX
      July 29, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      One of the few things recently I have posted on FB.

  36. 106 FoxfireTX
    July 29, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Ya know, there are days when I wonder if our media has one working brain cell in their collective heads! I was watching Don Lemon late last night (too excited to sleep) and he had a couple of gopers to round out the panel. They were talking about Kahn’s powerful speech, and one of the GOP commentators said Trump is simply where the party is, most want the Muslim ban. Now there is new poll showing most of idiot GOPers think it was just fine for Trump to call on Russia to hack our systems. Tell me, has ANYONE heard of LEADERSHIP? We all know there will be no booing at PBO rallies. Why, you ask? Because PBO says no booing. In short, all those “poorly educated” Republicans are the most susceptible to being like sheep to the wolves’ den. Of course they are agree, because Trump has told them to think that way. But then they turn around and use it as an excuse, that is where our party. The circularity is mind boggling, and no one says a word to them.

    End of rant:-)

    • 107 Obama Grandmama
      July 29, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      So true about the importance of a good leader setting the parameters of behavior using PBO’s “Don’t boo. Vote!” as an example. Noticed Hillary used it during her speech and even credited PBO. No plagiarism there.
      Bernie is an example of a leader that could inspire followers, but did not realize the power of a leader. His many rants against Clinton affected many of his followers long term. He did not realize how far to go or how long it would take to walk back the damage he did. He concentrated on his revolution message and with no real party loyalty did damage to the Democratic Party. As a teacher we always knew it takes many more affirming positive messages to erase negative ones planted in kids’ heads.

  37. July 29, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    • 109 Anna
      July 29, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      I plead ignorance, embarrassed, I had not heard of RevDrBarber, now at 70 years of age I am very glad I heard him before left this planet. Another great speaker at DNC convention.

      • July 29, 2016 at 3:45 pm

        To be honest Anna, I *first* heard of Rev. Dr. Barber here on TOD.

      • July 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm

        Don’t feel like the lone stranger; my 84yr old Mom called me after his speech, asking “Who is he?”

        I told her “WE” first met and heard him speak at the Chicago NAACP Convention in 1994; she then reminded me that I had only flown her and my kids in for the night of the Armed Forces Dinner (I was the Marine Corps recipient of the Roy Wilkins Award). Of course, that led once again to “See, you should have had us out there for the whole week…” LOL.

        I have to download some youtubes for her…

  38. July 29, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Hoping for a LANDSLIDE!!!

  39. July 29, 2016 at 3:42 pm

  40. July 29, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    GA, TOD. Busy as all get out as this is the last banking day of the month. Since Rev. Barber’s speech, this song has been looping in my head… Will read and write you later, have pics to share…

  41. 118 Allison
    July 29, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    • 119 Don
      July 29, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      I agree, no way does she not follow through on the work of President Obama.

      • 120 Sandy1110
        July 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm

        I want her to do so and affirm POTUS’ judgement, but right now this is a wedge issue for the MSM and GOP to stoke the BernieBot fires of resentment. Just sayin’ it’s their pet issue.

        • 121 idon
          July 30, 2016 at 1:57 am

          Yep this is a wedge issue which means I’m not gonna retweet that wonderful tweet. I have come to the conclusion that because so many of our people do not read, they lack the critical thinking skills to assess rather than react to complex policy ideas. HRC said it did not meet her jobs test so she will do some tweaking or add some clarifying langauge and move forward with it. But for right now, she should do what she’s doing. Sell the DNC platform and her strategy for implementing it.

    • 122 nospin
      July 29, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      I agree. It would be be a travesty to give up the opportunity to lead on trade and what will be beneficial for the country.

    • July 29, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      The Intercept is a glen greenwald pub so I doubt that it has the pulse on the truth over just sliming HRC for the proletariat.

  42. July 29, 2016 at 3:51 pm

  43. 125 No Child Left Behind
    July 29, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Wow! Delusional.

    There must be a registration desk at The Donald’s HQ for fools to self-register…

  44. 128 No Child Left Behind
    July 29, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Yes, because a lot of low information voters wanted to see a freak show.

    • 129 CEB
      July 29, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Just because more people watched does not mean that this will translate into votes for him. Many watched to see what we are up against and some watched the way people slow to watch car wrecks, and still others watched for the entertainment value. Furthermore, what about the millions who watched Hillary’s speech on the internet? Ratings, really is all that the Cheetos man has been about for years (I even remember his very embarrassing appearance on the television show HeeHaw, dressed in overalls, many years ago). We will keep it moving registering voters, pushing back on the lies, and praying that this man gets no where near the White House at any time.

    • 130 Obama Grandmama
      July 29, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      Yesterday, Trump kept telling his supporters not to watch the final night of the DNC. I do not see the MSM saying that. Then HE watches it himself. Shouldn’t that say something to his followers? He wanted his ratings to be higher since tv ratings are so important to him. He influenced the ratings by telling his people not to watch.

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