Early Bird Chat


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12:30PM: President Obama has lunch with Vice President Biden

3:15PM: President Obama holds a press conference

6:05PM: President Obama departs the White House for Athens, Greece




Woke up this morning with this on my heart:

Y’all Surrendered to the Confederacy

42 years ago, TODAY, I stood in a windowless room, in a building at Broad and Cherry Streets, Philadelphia, as a United States Marine CORPS Recruit, raised my right hand and pledged an oath “To support and defend the United States of America, against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” You, dear trump voter are the latter…

History will reflect 151 years and 6 months, a mere 55,336 days, after the south was defeated in the Civil War, faux patriots across the land entered voting booths and surrendered America to the confederacy. This was done knowingly. The majority of white voters, male and female, prioritized privilege over continuing to strive to form “A More Perfect Union.”

Save the faux outrage for being called out. This was NOT the dog-whistle campaign of Lee Atwater and the boys, that propelled Reagan to the Presidency. No, the scab was ripped off the festering sore in this nation, gasoline was poured and trump struck the match, running a full on, in your face, kkk-endorsed, campaign of white supremacy. You can’t say that you didn’t know…

When he demonized Mexicans, you were okay with that…

And Muslims; and African Americans; and POW’s – still trying to wrap my mind around this one; and Women; and the Disabled; and the Military – this from someone that actively avoided military service. He demonized the whole Islamic Faith; and the Seventh Day Adventist faith; and Asians… Did I miss anybody? YOU.WERE.OKAY.WITH.ALL.OF.THIS.

Don’t quote for me the percentage of African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, etc. that voted for trump – there have always been self-loathing, “I’m not like them,” saboteurs in our midst. One thing that all marginalized people know: “All of my skin/interest folk, ain’t my kin folk.”

I intentionally didn’t mention our pathetic 4th Estate. Murrow, Cronkite, Bradley are all spinning like tops in their graves.

Having surrendered to the confederacy, you, my Stars and Stripes waving, red, white, and blue bunting decorating, patriotic t-shirt wearing, faux patriotic friend have forfeited two privileges that you hold dear; the privilege of declaring yourself a “real American” and that of proudly flying Old Glory.

Although the United States of America will continue to be the Land of the Free for another 68 days, after that, things change. You voted in the confederacy, so OWN IT! Retire the Stars and Stripes, and proudly hoist the Stars and Bars. We know who you are; you need no longer to hide behind the faux patriotism of old. The Stars and Bars are an adequate temporary place holder for your soon-to-be-designed national ensign.

Funny thing happened while you were drunk on the euphoria of establishing the new Confederate States of America: putin and the boys confirmed that they have been in engaged with the trump campaign from the beginning. trump openly courted the russians, called on them to hack the opposition, had russophiles embedded in his campaign; BUT.YOU.WERE.OKAY.WITH.ALL.OF.THAT.

Looks like trump may very well be the Manchurian candidate.

You were warned. You were warned by the derided liberals. You were warned by the Germans. You were warned by the Jews. YOU.WERE.WARNED.

At noon, January 20, 2017 instead of ushering in the new Confederate States of America, we may very well see the dawn of the Confederate States of Russia.

42 years ago, today, I raised my right hand and pledge an oath “To support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America…” That oath has no expiration date. I.WILL.CONTINUE.TO.SUPPORT. I.WILL.CONTINUE.TO.DEFEND. I.WILL.CONTINUE.TO.FIGHT.

Alycée Nelson Ruley
CWO-02, USMC(Ret)
November 13, 2016

138 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. November 14, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Good morning TOD folks!

  2. 3 Ladyhawke
    November 14, 2016 at 9:02 am

    • 4 sjterrid
      November 14, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      Unfortunately, this doesn’t surprise me. because they have proven for the most part, for a few exceptions, for almost 8 years, they only care about themselves.

  3. 5 desertflower
    November 14, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Bravo!! 🙂

  4. 6 desertflower
    November 14, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Bringing over….Must See:)

    • 7 catrst
      November 14, 2016 at 11:19 am

      I was just thinking I might actually go out into my rural conservative community. Well maybe next week. This is exactly how I have been feeling, the f part toward my neighbors and acquaintances. I say it myself in the shower.

  5. November 14, 2016 at 9:14 am

  6. November 14, 2016 at 9:20 am


    Whenever you speak with Chips, please tell her that she’s in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that she’s doing better. OK is a long time away, but I hope with everyday that she’s doing better.

    • 12 Betsy
      November 14, 2016 at 11:46 am

      Me too, NW. I don’t even know if you are speaking with her, but we miss her, now more than ever. I hope she’s ok too.

  7. November 14, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Monday morning. Congrats vetivera, on being first this morning.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and the sacrifices you are making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I hope that you employ great knowledge, practical wisdom, and sound understanding in all situations you encounter today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Notwithstanding the nightmare of BuffoonTrump in the Whitehouse, I am more than ever Thankful to God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  8. November 14, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Just wanted to let everyone know I have just called my two senators to urge them to have a backbone and not normalize this horror show. No Mr. nice guy, especially Booker. Also called the local office of my repub. congressman and focused on the medicare issue. He has a lot of seniors and urged him to break from Ryan and do the right thing. I doubt that will happen but we need to let our voices go on record. After a week of depression and crying, I am now in an angry frame of mind and will fight as best I can.

  9. 17 sherijr
    November 14, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I swore that same oath 41 years ago, Alycee. I thank you for all that you wrote & I stand and fight with you.

  10. 22 GGAIL
    November 14, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Alycee, thank you for your words and for your commitment to continue to serve and protect your oath. I stand with you! Love you 😘

    NW, thanks for posting Alycee’s inspiring words!!!

  11. November 14, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Thank you, Alycee and NW. This is important and urgent. We need to gather our strength and band together to fight this scourge yet another day.

  12. 25 desertflower
    November 14, 2016 at 9:43 am

    We better work our asses off to make sure this happens!

    • November 14, 2016 at 11:03 am

      it was not the economy that handed the election to Trump…it was racism…

      • November 14, 2016 at 12:06 pm

        Pure and simple. If we keep denying it we cannot improve. White people have to own what is going on. We have to look it straight in the face so we can recognize it and choose to renounce it.

        • 28 GGail
          November 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm

          So true maryl. I do believe as evident here on TOD, that more of you all are good than there are bad, so if you good ones would help one another steel your backbones so you rise as one, then you will help us all rise.

          • November 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm

            PF, it’s hard to realize how deeply this privilege is sunk into our bones. I thought I had a clue, turns out I had no clues. I learned my lesson a long time ago. I grew up in a Jewish neighborhood in Detroit. When I was around my friends (junior high, high school), I would hear them talking about anti-Semitism and I would think, but that’s all gone now. (Thank goodness I never said this out loud).I thought all that was done with after the war and that they were holding on to old grievances. Well. Before the start of my first semester at college, all the freshmen went up to spend one weekend getting used to the dorms and the campus and taking a few seminars. I was rooming with two girls, both strangers to me. One night they came home from a party they’d been at, talking about a Jewish guy that had been there and spouting the most disgusting, vile, anti-Semitic garbage I had ever heard and laughing hysterically. So it turned out that my Jewish friends actually knew more about being Jewish than I did! I have tried never again to put my experience of life above someone whose life I have not lived! And I still have to fight against the urge to say, “Oh it can’t really be like that!”. And that’s because I don’t want it to be like that! I don’t want people to have to suffer and I don’t want to believe that there are still people that hateful in our country. My automatic defense mechanism kicks in. I. Don’t.Want.To.Believe. However, once your eyes are opened it’s hard to stay ignorant and I believe I am better at keeping my eyes open than some others. I am still capable of being shocked to the core by the things I now see and hear happening, but I do not deny them. We cannot move ahead while in denial even though it hurts and even though we have to accuse ourselves. This must sound incredibly naive and I apologize for my naivete. (I was in a mixed discussion group on race once and the white people were shocked! to hear a black man say that every time he entered a certain department store he was followed (this was a group of educators) and another man talk about driving while black. The instinctive first reaction of the white folks was, “Oh you must be mistaken, that can’t really be true”. These were not people who I would have identified as racists, pretty sure they were all Obama voters, and worked with colleagues of all backgrounds on a fairly equal basis, but the the white privilege they are soaked in allowed them to say to these intelligent and respected colleagues, in effect, ‘you must not have the ability to interpret your own lived experience because it has never happened to Me and I have never noticed it! Sorry, this is way too long!

  13. November 14, 2016 at 9:43 am

    • November 14, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Serves them right! The media is as much to blame as those racists. They forgot to be journalists and turned into gossiping ratings chasing pigs. They give him so much air time for free its f’king unbelievable. I am still so mad I can’t even breathe.

  14. 32 hopefruit2
    November 14, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Good morning Nerdy & TOD. Hope everyone is well.

    I thought by now some of my initial anger about last week’s election would have dissipated, but apparently it persists, and for good reason.

  15. November 14, 2016 at 9:58 am

  16. November 14, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Good morning. Well, as good as it can be. Had another difficult night. Total of 3.5-4 hours tops.

    Need your help because Bob will probably show up later. He said he left links for a lot of info regarding the Iran deal. (Need it for my husband.) I went to the tweet section on the side and found his thread. Only thing I found was the first one (that someone else shared with me). One minute video….Munoz. Went through the whole thread of tweets and retweets and still didn’t find anything. Help! As arapaho said, I am tech challenged and I don’t tweet. Thanks in advance.

  17. November 14, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I do NOT trust Schumer. I hope I’m wrong, but right now I do not. I saw what he did with the Iran deal.

  18. November 14, 2016 at 10:11 am

    A bright note!!

    • November 14, 2016 at 11:04 am

      PBO doing what he does the best …Listening

      • 57 misspat
        November 14, 2016 at 2:15 pm

        Good afternoon folks. I just put my finger on this and prayed. I prayed that God will forever bless these two and I prayed for the country. I believe that all this is happening so America will see the goodness of this man and realize what he had and didn’t appreciate. Then, after we pray hard for deliverance he will deliver us. Everything for a reason folks, we will see it later and marvel at God’s goodness.

  19. 58 FoxfireTX
    November 14, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Good morning TOD. Grief is a funny thing, after 2 days of doing better I slept very little last night. Tons of things roiling around in my head, a few of which I will leave here.

    First, the GOP has been destroying this country since the days of Reagan and somehow we have failed to call them out on it. It has seen its most radical iteration during the Obama presidency.

    “The virus that kills democracy is extremism because extremism disables those codes. Republicans have disrespected the process for decades. They have regarded any Democratic president as illegitimate. They have proudly boasted of preventing popularly elected Democrats from effecting policy and have asserted that only Republicans have the right to determine the nation’s course. They have worked tirelessly to make sure that the government cannot govern and to redefine the purpose of government as prevention rather than effectuation. In short, they haven’t believed in democracy for a long time, and the media never called them out on it.” http://billmoyers.com/story/farewell-america/

    Second, although we all knew that there was a significant portion of the country that hated the change President Obama represented, we failed to recognize that perhaps the country needed some breathing room before moving on to more change. Jennifer Rubin, a never Trump conservative columnist notes:

    “We will say it once more: VP Joe Biden would have won this going away. Hillary Clinton did offer a jobs program, a debt free college tuition plan, a middle-class tax cut, etc. All of these would have helped the Trump voters far more than the urban poor or coastal elites. These voters either didn’t believe her or didn’t like her. The blow-back to dynastic policies that Jeb Bush got in the GOP primary, Clinton got in the general election. (In that sense, the primary was “rigged” to favor a weak but “inevitable” candidate.) Democrats don’t need to beat themselves up; they picked a losing candidate just as the GOP did in 2008 and 2012.” Trump voters: We did hear you; we just thought better of you http://wpo.st/RTAE2

    Finally, while I at least pushed away those who hated change, why oh why did I ignore my inner voice about how folks would view Hillary? For those of us old enough to remember, the “scandals” of the Clinton years wore the country out. And my FIRST reaction to Hillary’s email controversy was “here we go again”. While there is in fact is a huge right wing conspiracy, it is also true that the Clintons have always pushed the envelope. How did I forget it was the reason I did not support her in 2008? That right wing conspiracy did not disappear during President Obama’s administration, he just always understand he had to play by their rules in order to avoid fueling it. It is a lesson the Clintons have never learned. And if that is my reaction as a progressive, what was the reaction in middle and rural America?

    I never believed the Bernies of the world were the answer, nor do I believe it today. The GOP would have destroyed him as much as they did Clinton, albeit on different grounds. But Uncle Joe? What could they have come after him with? One plagiarism “scandal” from 40 years ago? That is it. What if the Dem party had not been so determined that Hillary would be the standard bearer. Could we have given Joe a couple more months to grieve and then supported him? We’ll never know now, but I am very concerned that the Dem party not rush to judgment about what went wrong here. I started reading this weekend Joy-Ann Reid’s “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide”. Joy saw this coming. Unfortunately, none of us knew just how big of a catastrophe it would be.

    So we’ll pick ourselves, dust ourselves off, and fight on. But let’s not make the same mistakes going forward.

    • November 14, 2016 at 11:25 am

      We take this allllll around the mulberry bush….Hillary lost because America wanted to wash the black off if from having a black president….because they wanted to put POC back in their “place”….and because white women chose race over gender….

      and right on point those folks who want to give analysis as to what is wrong with DEMs always want to pivot away from the issue of racism and justice….in their seeming obsession with bringing in white racist voters…..in the meantime scorning the voters who consistently vote for them….

      but this is not new with the DEM Party….not new at all….it is why we lost the House in 2010 and in 2014

      • November 14, 2016 at 11:32 am

        We lost because the DEMs ran from the President…cause they wanted that white racist voter…but it did not work…but still they rather scorn their President…this is who they are….

        saw a comment on FB…by comedian Hughley…

        he said:

        Obama is who we want to be….but Trump is who we are!

        got me to thinking…but i don’t think they want to be anything other than Trump….

        we will see how they fare with no Obamamcare…No medicare…No SS…No medicaid….no Food stamps…and WAR everywhere…unfortunately…it will wash on all us

        • November 14, 2016 at 12:19 pm

          I agree, pf. And the fact is that Clinton won the popular vote by a far larger number than Gore did. I refuse to turn on Democrats. There is racism on the left that is also clearly showing, but to turn around and blame ourselves is destruction because the real problem is the GOP! THEY are the ones who are not governing, who have trashed our Constitution, our democracy and the lives of so many of our citizens. I do blame the ones who ran from PBO in 2014; they thought they needed to go toward the right to win when the truth was there was no way they could go far-right enough. But even if they did, if elected they would have voted with us 60-80% of the time (this was from analysis of voting records), which was way more than the 0% that their GOP replacement did. The purity hounds who trashed the blue dog Dems in 2010 refused to listen and we lost the House. There is one thing that GOP do that we do not. However much they disagree, they vote as a block. I guess when we saw the rifts in that party and though it would cause their downfall, forgot that as long as it has an R in front of it they will pull the lever no matter who the candidate is. We are the ones who pick and choose and allow our differences to divide us.

          • November 14, 2016 at 12:35 pm

            i feel you on this very much mary…
            but the DEM structure was not always one i was a part of…i was always on the outside til PBO…my local DEM committee is focused on keeping the DEM seats Blue…and expanding what we can…my daughter is now the vice chair…so i will be one of her foot soldiers

            • November 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm

              I need to get more involved directly too. I plan on attending the next district meeting. Because our district is so terribly gerrymandered it is a long drive. And while I was teaching, it took so much of my time that I didn’t feel up to driving so far. Shame on me! Anyway, I’m going now.

      • 65 FoxfireTX
        November 14, 2016 at 12:05 pm

        PF, not disagreeing with you, it’s there and we all know it. But do you think Joe would have lost for the same reason? That DT would have won all those votes because he was the overt racist?

        BTW, I think we also have to expect that there is a reasonable chance we will also see Roe overturned. I am hoping that the Supreme Court is wise enough not to take any abortion case because of the turmoil in the country but given what the Roberts court has done to date I’m sure not counting on it.

        • November 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm

          don’t know what they would have tried to denigrate the VP with….the dynamics would have been different with Biden in the race…O’Malley might have entered soon and there by not giving Sanders space to run….but this is all speculation…i have to deal with what is..for some white folks race will always trump whatever…

    • 67 99ts
      November 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      The GOP would have destroyed VP Joe as well as they destroyed Hillary. Rubin is just hitting on Hillary. Once a Clinton hater – always a Clinton hater.

  20. 68 whenpamelawandered
    November 14, 2016 at 10:33 am

    {{{{{ ❤️🌹🙏🏻 Alycee 🙏🏻🌹❤️ }}}}}

  21. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    November 14, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Monday, Monday.

    This is from a liberal Catholic publication (oh, I mean, the Jesuits!), if interested.

  22. November 14, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Morning TODers.

    Nerdy, thank you.

    Alycee thank you so much.


  23. November 14, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Please help us get the word out to start organizing NOW.

  24. November 14, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I know I will feel better once POTUS speaks today at the press conference. He’s going to have to call for support of the office of the presidency as an institution because that is who he is and what he cares most deeply about. But I don’t for one moment suspect that he thinks Trump is suddenly somehow qualified to undertake the seriousness of the job. I’m sure he’s acutely well aware of that after their meeting.

    • November 14, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      I think it was after their first meeting post election that he was asked if he walked back his campaign comments on that man’s unfitness for office and he said, “I stand by what I said”.

  25. November 14, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Good morning TOD 🙂

    BTW, tnmtngirl, if you happen to see this comment, the link I thought I’d included in the previous thread is:


    The first four items contain considerable information on the Iran Deal.

  26. November 14, 2016 at 10:59 am

  27. November 14, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Desperate to know this:

  28. November 14, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Thank you, again, Alycee for your absolutely essential statement of reality.

    Thank you, NW, for featuring Alycee’s statement.

    bbl ….

    #FORWARD Together

  29. November 14, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Good morning, TOD! Doing a fast run through; must get stuff done before presser and phone conference. Must get to the produce store, have a freezer full of meat and pantry full of carbs, and not a veggie in sight…

    Nerdy, thank you for considering my ramblings FP worthy.

    MadameSoph, thank you for posting the sermon; I’ve listened to it three times thus far, and shared it and you comment on my fb timeline.

    Carolyn, your sermon is in my “listen to” queue.

    To all, thank you for your comments. I am humbled.

    Read you later.

    • 86 MadameSoph
      November 14, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      Thank you Alycée, for your inspiring words! I’m sure you saw the standing O I gave you.

      Glad the sermon resonated with you as it did me, and that you also share my Richard Sherman crush 💚💙

    • 87 carolyn
      November 14, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      So glad it is in your queue jazziz. It will be well worth your time. One thing Dr. Meyers said is that the church bears responsibility, that ministers were weak and did not stand up before the election. He has always spoken out and been royally castigated here in Oklahoma, but he continues. Fortunately his church supports him wholeheartedly. We make a safe place for him and others.

      One thing I think is that in the south, Baptist ministers are going to have to start speaking out against the horror of Trump. That is what will sway people in this part of the country. We moved here from California, and it was culture shock. They, were/are 30 years behind, and proud of it. One day just after we moved here, my husband came home from work or the Y in a state of shock. He said, “You know what I got asked today when I was introduced to someone? What church do you go to?” That is the most common question here when meeting someone. People ask it all the time. If they ask me, when I answer “Mayflower” they say….”Oh, that far left liberal place.”
      I need to memorize JFK’s statement on why he was a liberal…..

    • 88 sjterrid
      November 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Alycee, thank you so much for writing this letter and sharing it with us.

      Nerdy, thank you so much for what you do everyday, and including Alycee’s letter in your post.

  30. 89 catrst
    November 14, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I am eternally grateful for all of you. Blessings on this day and every day.

  31. 90 JER
    November 14, 2016 at 11:55 am

  32. November 14, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Work for 1/2 hour; break for 10 minutes…

  33. 92 Ladyhawke
    November 14, 2016 at 12:16 pm

  34. November 14, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you, thank you, Alycee. Youa re exactly right. In fact one comment I read said it this way:, this was a political Civil War and the South won.

  35. 94 Ladyhawke
    November 14, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which will be chaired by former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr., will focus on key legislative and gubernatorial races, voter initiatives and legal fights.

  36. November 14, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Few minutes ago I called one of Schumer’s district offices and WENT OFF! Enough said……….Will work my way through all the D’s offices as I can.

  37. 97 Ladyhawke
    November 14, 2016 at 12:42 pm

  38. 98 Roberta in MN
    November 14, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Alycee, that was awesome. Thank you for putting words out there we all can share and agree with. ((((((hugs))))) .

  39. 99 susanne
    November 14, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    OMG Alycee, your righteous fury is ringing in my head. Stay woke, everybody, because so far we just had an election. Now we take a stand.

  40. November 14, 2016 at 1:18 pm

  41. November 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I’ve thought about transmitting this message, constantly, since Friday because by that time it was already beyond any reasonable doubt that – other than the Southern States revolting against America – we have never witnessed a graver threat to every dimension of our National Security.

    As harsh as it may sound, the President of the United States of America swears an Oath of Office to protect the Nation from any threat – foreign or domestic. In Trump’s case, it’s an internal threat an external threat and a threat to a planet capable of sustaining life.

    It’s just what it is and there’s simply no escaping the reality that President Obama is going to have to take unprecedented actions to prevent a catastrophe never witnessed in human history.

    Sorry for being so blunt but it’s just the way it is and we have very few days to rectify the imminent threat.

    #FORWARD Together

    • November 14, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      This is not on the President…

      He warned us…we did not heed him!

      • November 14, 2016 at 2:01 pm

        Sorry to disagree, pf58.

        We aren’t talking about politics as usual, electoral or otherwise here.

        We are staring straight at a situation completely unprecedented in human history.

        What Trump has done since 8 Nov makes him a threat that has Jeff Davis pale in comparison.

        Jeff had canons, and horses, and single shot rifles and look what he did.

        Make no mistake, President Obama’s Oath of Office is absolutely applicable to the situation that is unfolding, minute by minute. It’s just what it is and I don’t intend to argue with anyone here about the gravity of the facts and their implications.

        Sorry to be so blunt, but I’d be a disservice to you, the TOD community and our Nation to take any other position on the threat of Trump.

        #FORWARD Together

    • 107 Nena20409
      November 14, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Love your sentiments, but I am not asking The Obamas to keep giving and getting NOTHING in return. We allowed Trump to happen by not giving Pres Obama in 2010 & 2014 a Congress that was willing to work for Us. Pres Obama gave it all. Took the insults and dehumanization. Yet, he took it without ever chiding Us, the unrepented critics who really never had his Back.

      • November 14, 2016 at 6:31 pm

        Nena he will want to do this because this country means so much to him. It is just the reality now. It’s not a criticism of what he has done, but a recognition of what he must do – which is all there is in his power to protect us.

  42. November 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    • 110 arapaho415
      November 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      GA PF58.

      Another tweet, RT for all to see how courageous Dems respond to a real threat against democracy, here and abroad.

  43. 111 purpleshoesla
    November 14, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    At my college alma mater of which Hillary is also an alum, this BS took place. Right there with you Alycee, my fury is now that white hot steady heat, that will not be extinguished until these racists and bigots are out of government. I will continue to fight too!


  44. November 14, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Hello wonderful ones. Thankful for all the information and thoughtful words on here, and greetings and emojis and pretty scenery tweets and all of it. My lifeline. This past week more than ever before. NerdyWonka: You take the work you do higher every day. Grateful and awestruck. I hope your generosity doing this comes back to you multiplied. Thankful for you every day. Love and light to Ms. Chips every day and every night. My heart is with everyone here as you comment about struggles and sorrows, and joys and celebrations. Thankful especially to all of the Veterans who served our nation and who now bless and honor TOD. I have gotten comfort and uplift from looking back at the Veteran’s Day postings on TOD, watching POTUS’s participation in the ceremony, etc. I am reminding myself daily that President Obama is our President now and for many more days, and to make myself spend time in that goodness. I keep forgetting but then TOD helps me remember! I loved Alycee’s stirring and powerful post and I thank you for sharing it on TOD NerdyWonka. Write On, Alycee/jazziz2!!!

  45. November 14, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I may be the only crazy one in town. But I will never believe that this election was not stolen. The master of projection kept telling us he was going to rig this election. He did.

    I won’t and can’t accept this man. I will do everything in my power to work to elect Democrats.

  46. 114 JER
    November 14, 2016 at 1:52 pm

  47. 116 JER
    November 14, 2016 at 1:54 pm

  48. 117 whenpamelawandered
    November 14, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    This crossed my screen, posted by someone I trust: https://chartwellwest.com/2016/11/12/what-now/

  49. 118 Nena20409
    November 14, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Hello TOD.
    I luv PBO. I hope to God that this Presser today isn’t about more normalization of Trumpism, no matter how Noble Descent and Diplomatic this President has been from day one. Like the Dixie Chicks, I am Not Ready to Make nice. Not ever. I have had it with Racists, Bigots, Sexists, etc.
    Thanks TOD. Thanks NW. Hey, Lady ❤ Chips ❤ , Luv you. Miss you. Come back, please.
    Congrats, to all the Gold ⭐ winners since Friday Evening, starting with this post.

  50. November 14, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    What the hell happened to Gwen Ifill? Is it true?

  51. 121 Nena20409
    November 14, 2016 at 2:05 pm

  52. 130 Nena20409
    November 14, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    On a lighter note.

  53. 131 jacquelineoboomer
    November 14, 2016 at 2:22 pm


  54. November 14, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Welcome to Birther’s America

  55. 133 No Child Left Behind
    November 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Gwen Ifill, the veteran journalist and newscaster who co-hosted “PBS NewsHour,” has died at the age of 61, her close friend Michele Norris said Monday.
    Ifill — who also worked at The Washington Post, The New York Times and NBC News — became moderator of the PBS “Washington Week in Review” in 1999 and co-host of “NewsHour” in 2013. She and co-host Judy Woodruff were the first women to co-host a nightly TV news broadcast.
    Ifill also moderated vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008, as well as a 2016 Democratic primary debate.

  56. 135 vcprezofan2
    November 14, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Such unexpected news to face coming online for the first time today! RIP, Ms Ifill.

  57. 136 jacquelineoboomer
    November 14, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    This is from May, but worth repeating … to help us get back up:

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