141 Responses to “The Joyful Gatecrash”

  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    August 21, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Love it!

  2. 2 Judith Fardig
    August 21, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Nerdy Wonka,how are you holding up with the tremendous workload you have taken on? We so appreciate it and hope Chips will rejoin us as soon as she’s ready. Blessings to you!

  3. 5 arapaho415
    August 21, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    GA TODville.

    Have seen lots of complaints on Twitter re: federal govt response to FEMA, but this ain’t chicken feed:

    And if anyone wonders if @CBSradionews slants “news” reporting to be negative against PBO — last week they aired complaints from people who wanted PBO there, today they’re airing complaints from people worried that flood recovery efforts may be hampered with PBO’s visit. #DamnedIfYouDoDamnedIfYouDont.

    Also this:

  4. August 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    • 9 CEB
      August 21, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Let him to continue to bilk the racists and the opportunists who send their money to him, a man who not-so-secretly despises them and their gullibility. They got f**ked via the Tea Party and then they bent over to be F**ked by Trump. Let them see that hatred and ignorance are expensive.

    • 11 globalcitizenlinda
      August 21, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      these people claim that it is their economic situation that drives their rabid support of the xenophobe … but they have enough money to donate to him;

      most of us have known all along that his supporters are NOT driven by money but racism, xenophobia, misogyny, anti-LBTGQ attitudes, hatemongering, and other terms that describe hatred of “the other”

    • 12 pkayden
      August 21, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      Talk about running a scampaign! This is nothing but pure grifting. He doesn’t want to win.

    • 14 99ts
      August 21, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      And no-one’s heard of this lot before this election – some people say there may be a Trump involved in the ownership

      • 15 cd4biden
        August 21, 2016 at 9:55 pm

        Just like BS, sending all that money to the firm run by Jane’s 2 friends. It’s actually why many people run for office. It’s an easy way to get rich. And write a book about your experiences, give a few speeches, and run again in 2 or 4 yrs to restock the bank accts.

        • 16 99ts
          August 21, 2016 at 10:24 pm

          My part of the world has federal funding. I think you have to get minimum 5% of the vote to qualify. Few folks run as candidates, spend little or nothing & live on the proceeds. World wide issue – with or without govt funding.

  5. 17 JER
    August 21, 2016 at 3:28 pm

  6. 21 Ladyhawke
    August 21, 2016 at 3:31 pm

  7. 22 globalcitizenlinda
    August 21, 2016 at 3:37 pm

  8. 24 Ladyhawke
    August 21, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    • 25 pkayden
      August 21, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      Unfortunately, the media is helping him by claiming that last week was good for him and that he was able to “stay on message”. Please! Reading unevenly from teleprompters for one week isn’t near enough to save Trump’s scampaign.

  9. August 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Mark Kirk on Iran payment: Obama acting like ‘drug dealer in chief’
    By Tal Kopan, CNN
    Updated 2:45 PM ET, Sun August 21, 2016

    Washington (CNN) – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk criticized President Barack Obama for delivering money to the Iranian government in coordination with the release of Americans being held prisoner there — saying he was “acting like the drug dealer in chief.”

    The comments came in a sit-down last week with the editorial board of The State Journal-Register, according to the Illinois paper’s political writer.

    • 27 globalcitizenlinda
      August 21, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      some people just do know when to stop digging or care about the consequences of their talk or action;

      what a way to personally lock the door to the vehicle that has only one destination => the end of your political career

    • August 21, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      So the black President is acting like a drug dealer. Now tell me again how these Republicans are any different then that racists bigot Donald J. Trump

      • August 21, 2016 at 4:46 pm

        Who is running against Kirk?

        • 31 arapaho415
          August 21, 2016 at 5:19 pm

          GA annieb.

          Tammy Duckworth is Mark Kirk’s Dem opponent for IL Senate seat.

          Posted this earlier today, but worth repeating — if Dems vote in these 8 states in November, McTurtle will become completely irrelevant — which he richly deserves since his motivation for the past 8 years was to OBSTRUCT *anything* the Obama Administration was for, including funding Zika prevention, replace SCOTUS vacancy, etc.

    • 33 pkayden
      August 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      This should seal Kirk’s loss come November. This is a straight up racist comment and Kirk and Republicans should be forced to own it.

    • 34 99ts
      August 21, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Mark is losing – nothing he says will change that. Attacking PBO not smart – he is not running against the President

    • 35 Sandy1110
      August 21, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Any bets on whether they’ll compare PBO to a pimp or thug?

      ODS is real!

  10. 36 globalcitizenlinda
    August 21, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    this is what hatred off and resentment towards others who are different from you does to one’s brain and soul:

    – it blinds and makes so uncaring that you will be determined not listen when those who know a conman best tell you that he has exploited so many others before and will continue to do the same afterwards;

    – you claim that “those people” have led to your poverty or income stagnation, even as you run to give your hard-earned money or credit card to a fake billionaire who claims to be self-funding his campaign;

    => the person who claims to be “your voice” against economic stagnation will make a profit using your donations to him … amazing level of manipulation of anger and hate

  11. August 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    One outcome on 8 Nov 2016 must be a resounding FU to US Corporate Media & all the misogynistic, racist, greedy #NEWSTAINERS who’ve pimped #BirtherTrump for years ….

  12. 45 Ladyhawke
    August 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm

  13. 46 Ladyhawke
    August 21, 2016 at 4:33 pm


  14. 47 globalcitizenlinda
    August 21, 2016 at 4:47 pm

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  16. 58 globalcitizenlinda
    August 21, 2016 at 5:10 pm

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  18. 62 Ladyhawke
    August 21, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Reince Priebus gibberish = RNC PR BS

  19. August 21, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Bottom line ….

    … and we contine to ensure that SLAVE OWNER heritage’s eradication on 8 Nov 2016 …



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  22. August 21, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    This reminds me ….

    bbl …. 🙂

  23. August 21, 2016 at 5:52 pm

  24. 73 JER
    August 21, 2016 at 5:53 pm

  25. 74 Ladyhawke
    August 21, 2016 at 5:55 pm


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  27. 78 amk for obama
    August 21, 2016 at 6:18 pm

  28. 81 JER
    August 21, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    • 82 99ts
      August 21, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      Wish he could stay there a month – away from the jackals and fools. Guess Michelle might be a “golf widow” for the first few months of 2017. I so wish them every great thing that exists and years of peace and happiness.

  29. 84 arapaho415
    August 21, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    HRC’s funding this afternoon:

    Two tweets re: Cher’s appearance:

  30. 85 amk for obama
    August 21, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    With both the ‘candidate’ and his ‘revamped’ scampaign team being totally racist and misogynist, the coming weeks will be full of the nastiest attacks ever seen in politics. I hope the dems just shrug them off and continuously point out to the 3rd rate medai how disastrous gop has been and continues to be across the united states with its horrible governing and policies for decades for being there only for the 1%ers and the corporations.

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  33. August 21, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Omari Sankofa II @omarisankofa
    Ryan Lochte is the same age as LeBron. Hard to imagine anyone defend LeBron as a kid having fun if he tried to pull what Lochte pulled

  34. 91 JER
    August 21, 2016 at 7:13 pm



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  36. 103 Claire
    August 21, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Where are Melania’s papers? Trump’s taxes? Medical records? They chased Pres. Obama out of his church. Now Bill Clinton is going to have to abandon his charity work. Yet the media spends 1/2 a day on a trump issue. Why is it the black man and the woman get hounded until they are forced to change their lives, but the white male billionaire says “yeah later”, and it’s done?

  37. 104 globalcitizenlinda
    August 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    because I was feeling nostalgic for the time when hope was the driving emotion of a national election I will NEVER forget, went on line and searched for and watched PBO’s acceptance speech in Denver;

    what a moment when he first appeared on the stage constructed in the Mile High Stadium!!! I Simply goose bumps.

    I was too excited that day to notice that PBO’s eyes reflected his emotions and was probably overcome by the expectations that millions around the world and especially the people inside that stadium had placed on his shoulders.

    PBO, his family, VP and his family have given us their all.

    I hope this November, we make it worthwhile by electing Sec HRC and a huge majority of Dems across the nation and down the ballot

  38. August 21, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    An Oldie but Goodie…

  39. 109 Ladyhawke
    August 21, 2016 at 7:52 pm


  40. 110 Ladyhawke
    August 21, 2016 at 7:57 pm

  41. 111 Claire
    August 21, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Seriously, thank you God for Charles Blow.

  42. August 21, 2016 at 8:09 pm

  43. 113 No Child Left Behind
    August 21, 2016 at 8:09 pm

  44. 114 JER
    August 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    End of an Era; First Family Departs from Martha’s Vineyard – https://vineyardgazette.com/

  45. August 21, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    First Family look all rested up. Hope they enjoyed their vacation.

  46. 119 Obama Grandmama
    August 21, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Just checked out Facebook noticing Kristis Alley, Trump supporter is speaking out against President Obama playing golf during LA flood when he criticized GW for the same thing during Katrina. I knew Donald’s trip there was more than a photo op.

    • August 21, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      By now we know how the right wing racists conservatives are, we have had seven and a half years of their bull shit. We know how the media is too. If the President had shown up and policemen, and sheriffs were taken away from doing their job, searching for victims, to having to protect the President, the right wing racists bigots would be wondering why did the President had to go there at this time, he could have waited. The Governor ask the President to wait afew days, he did. These right wing racists bigots will complain regardless what this President do. What do you mean that Trump visit was more then a photo-op.I don’t give a dam what Trump supporters are saying, they are the same people who says he is a Muslim, who says he was not born in this country. So do we expect them to say anything nice about him? By the way, to hell with Kristi Alley too. If Trump was leading Hillary he would not have gone to Louisiana, it was political stunt to take advantage of this disaster.

      • 121 Obama Grandmama
        August 21, 2016 at 9:55 pm

        What did I mean it was more than a photo op? You said what I meant, “It was a political stunt to take advantage of the disaster.” A way to get more media attention while faking looking presidential and slamming the current President. Grrrr! I just want this over and Trump and his crazy supporters gone too. The bad part about it being over fast is it would be closer to PBO leaving. : (

    • 122 Ladyhawke
      August 21, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      I saw this coming when Governor Edwards had the press conference last week with Secretary Jeh Johnson and several reporters wanted to know why POTUS was not canceling golfing in Martha’s Vineyard to visit Louisiana. They were obviously planting the seed (not that we wouldn’t have gotten to this nonsense anyway). Governor Edwards was very complimentary about the federal government support and response. He did not want POTUS to visit then. He itemized a long list of onsite FEMA personnel and support activities. Valarie Jarrett was in contact with him almost every day. But all that got lost in the shuffle because that was not the narrative that the media wanted to run with. And sure enough the next thing you know phony Trump and Pence had their photo op after Governor Edwards asked them not to visit.

    • 123 99ts
      August 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      They plum forget they are not running against President Obama. He can more than handle them. GOP has no idea how to stop the landslide for Hillary so they attack someone who is not on the ballot.

      • August 21, 2016 at 9:21 pm

        You guys read this okay. This is from Elizabeth Jane Welch. She stood on the roof 11 years ago waiting for helicopters to land to rescue myself and co-workers. I watched as Coast Guard were basket lifting people out of surrounding areas. Suddenly all of that stop. We were told New Orleans airspace was closed to all flying machines cause President Bush was in the air surveying damage. Elizabeth Jane Welch said that President Obama did the right thing.

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  48. 130 desertflower
    August 21, 2016 at 8:53 pm

  49. 131 99ts
    August 21, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Someone gave trump the password to his twitter again. The self destruction is pitiful to read.

  50. 132 hopefruit2
    August 21, 2016 at 9:14 pm


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    • August 21, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Oh the right wing love the country so much they are showing their pride in the USA athletes. Trump is tweeting about who……Donald J. Trump. President Obama is tweeting about who…the USA Olympics team.

  54. August 21, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    trump’s given them permission to crawl out from under their rocks…

  55. August 21, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    #VOTE LOCAL #Vote Blue

    On the ground in PA

  56. August 21, 2016 at 9:59 pm

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