141 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    November 16, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Hello TODVille!

  2. November 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    What can other states learn for this..

  3. 10 Nena20409
    November 16, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Congrats, NCLB on your Golden ⭐

  4. 13 Nena20409
    November 16, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    • 14 jacquelineoboomer
      November 16, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Pretty sure nepotism would prevail and since he’s not able to be “hired,” how the hell can he first take an oath before being able to see top secret material about the United States of America?



  5. 15 arapaho415
    November 16, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    GA TODville.

    Here’s the 2 minute video:

    • 16 catrst
      November 16, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      Fugly Mike Pence. What a horrible man.

    • 17 99ts
      November 16, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      Sorry – dems are kidding themselves if they think the rat’s administration + congress will do anything that supports what PBO has done. Dems ALWAYS reach out and republicans always walk away laughing.

      I am reading such b.s. in our media about the president elect and his mistress. They are not worthy in any way – I cannot stop alternating between being angry beyond sanity and weeping non stop.

      The media is going to legitimise this idiot and dems are going to help the process along.

  6. November 16, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Comment from WeShallLive on TPV

    If you haven’t contacted the Democratic Party, then I encourage you to contact the them and let them hear your voice and what you have to say. We support the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party has the obligation to listen to all of us. It’s as simple as that. It only takes only a few minutes of your time, and it’s worth it.

    Contact the Democratic Party – Submit your comment online go to: http://my.democrats.org/page/s

    Mailing address: Democratic National Committee
    430 South Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Main phone number: (202) 863-8000

    Also contact your representatives and Senators at their local offices. Call them because getting staffers to hear you is how you get a voice.

  7. 22 arapaho415
    November 16, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Here’s some photos of PBO at the Acropolis this morning.


  8. 26 57andfemale
    November 16, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Holy shit. And Bernie effing Sanders, who demonized HRC, gets a leadership position?!?! This is what he wrought:

    • 27 99ts
      November 16, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Nothing is going to stop the RW hate machine from silencing anyone who is against the dumb going into the white house. Funny how the white folks didn’t get dragged off to psych hospital because they threatened PBO – over and over and over.

  9. 28 arapaho415
    November 16, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    And here is the word you’ve been searching for:

  10. November 16, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Bob (or anyone else), PLEASE help–again. I shared all the links you all gave me re the Iran deal with my husband. I asked if he read them. He said he read “most of them.” 😦 Fast forward to few minutes ago. I walked by his desk and saw this article he had printed. The link:
    http://www.newsday.com/opinion/a-year-later-why-the-iran-nuclear-deal-has-failed-1.12058250. You can see it says it has failed.

    The only conclusion you can draw from that is that the administration was more afraid its critics would tear up the deal than it was of future Iranian violations. It avowedly sees the deal as the foreign policy equivalent of Obamacare: a legacy achievement.

    And that’s why the deal is a failure. It was based on a fantasy about the Iranian regime. Now the deal is like a statue in the desert: a legacy that testifies only to the illusions of those who built it.

    That’s the last two paragraphs. Can someone who understands this better than I help me–just me. I’m not saying anything to him. He is convinced it is a failure and nothing will change his mind. He’s convinced Obamacare is a failure too. Sigh…………..Last thing I need to be dealing with.

  11. 37 arapaho415
    November 16, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Don’t know if there’s many @Dodgers fans here (waving to MTMarilyn, who I would have been soooo jealous of in the 1960s/70s because she attended many Dodger home games), but this made our much-loved Josh Earnest’s day:

    Here’s the video:

    • 38 sherijr
      November 16, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      I grew up in southern CA in the 60s and 70s, so of course the Dodgers were our team.. so much so that our teachers would often put their games on the radio during classes.

      • 39 arapaho415
        November 16, 2016 at 6:22 pm

        Wow, sherijr, had no idea you’re a SoCal gal.

        Vin was an institution at LA Dodgers games. Back in the day, when I could tolerate the horrific traffic jams to watch the games at Dodger stadium, seemed that his broadcasts were playing throughout the stadium (people with their transistor radios). Pretty hard to beat sunsets and views from Dodger Stadium.

        Is it culture shock living on the east coast now?

        • 40 sherijr
          November 16, 2016 at 6:28 pm

          I grew up in Westminster from 1961 to 1972- we moved up to northern CA when I was 15. I then raised my two eldest kids up there. We’ve moved a lot since those days. CA will always be my home. Nothing compares, no place compares. I’ve lived in FL, ND, AZ, MD and CO since 1996 and CA is still the best imo 🙂 and yes culture shock everywhere I’ve been, lol.

  12. 41 arapaho415
    November 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    More good news (in the Obama Era):

  13. November 16, 2016 at 5:32 pm

  14. November 16, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Would some please tell me how this is even remotely legal?

  15. November 16, 2016 at 5:54 pm

  16. 61 whenpamelawandered
    November 16, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    And there were we all, counting the days until we never had to hear the vile name of trump ever again. Almost unbearable to go online for a few minutes any more. Big hugs all around!
    Keep You The Heart. ❤️

    • 62 whatisworking
      November 16, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      Here ya go

      720 days until Election DayGTuesday November 6, 2018 (11/6/2018)

      1448 days until Election Day November 2020 (Tuesday November 3, 2020 (11/3/2020)

      • 63 globalcitizenlinda
        November 16, 2016 at 7:40 pm

        do you by any chance have a number I can call for OFA (preferably Ohio). I need to get a few people registered for volunteering & training.

        thanks a lot O-Sister

    • 64 pkayden
      November 16, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      You and me both. I thought after November 8th, Trump would be just a pimple on our historical records. But no, now he is President. **shudders** Hugs to you too.

      • November 16, 2016 at 7:51 pm

        Evening TOD. pkayden, if eyecandi won’t mind, thought I’d re-post what she shared with us on Veteran’s Day, here:

        November 11, 2016 at 8:49 pm
        I remember a CNN article in 2008. CNN reporter traveled to China to talk with a man that had a gift of predicting the future and he can also
        tell you everything about a persons personality by looking at a picture of them. He said that people are drawn to Obama. His eyes and eyebrow
        draws people in. Huckabee was very weak and Romney was secretive. He told them the winner of the election for 2008 but the reporter will not
        say who.. they did use Obama’s picture for the article so i thought he was the one. The end of this interview is what got my attention and
        stayed with me all these years. The Chinese gentleman said that Obama will be the most powerful man in the world in 10 years time!
        That is 2 years away. What do you think about that? I am hoping that someone else would have seen this as well.”

        So, I believe this with all my heart. Just today, the Greek president (I believe it was) asked PBO to stay in the public eye for the sake of our future. Trust that he will be “That One” !

  17. November 16, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    All doubts obliterated ….

    It’s happening ….

    back to work ….

  18. 68 vcprezofan2
    November 16, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    I didn’t check this out, but I figure one or two of you here may just be interested enough to do so. 😉

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  20. November 16, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    • 74 pkayden
      November 16, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Sad that such a popular President is being followed by such an odious bigot. But at least President Obama is going out on a high note in the ratings. He has never been this popular.

  21. 75 vcprezofan2
    November 16, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Given the John O clip up top, this Olbermann clip likely fits in this post. 😕

  22. 76 JER
    November 16, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Pres. Barack Obama makes his way to his car after disembarking from Air Force One, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at #Berlin’s Tegel airport. On his last foreign trip as head of state, Pres. Obama is paying a farewell visit to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who he’s described as his “closest international partner.” (RAINER JENSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

  23. November 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm

  24. November 16, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    FYI …

    back to work ….

  25. 88 globalcitizenlinda
    November 16, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    one day, I will stop bursting out at random and crying about the 2016 US election …. just when I think I have made it through a couple of hours, I am back at it again.

    really fellow citizens … what have you done to the country and the world???

    • November 16, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Right there with you! Right there! 😰😰😰

    • 90 jacquelineoboomer
      November 16, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Hugs to you, Linda. Take care of yourself. ❤ Think many of us are in the five stages of grief – and I personally will never get to the last stage of "acceptance," I don't think. Yesterday, I accidentally heard (from another room) Mark Halperin's voice asking somebody if President Obama was responsible for something or other … immediately I flipped off the teevee, but within minutes started to get a vascular headache and even saw stars for a bit. Took a couple of aspirins and it went away. I have only gotten that type of headache when I am really upset about the unfairness of somebody to somebody in my real life, and then only maybe once a year or something! So, today, I avoided allowing myself to listen to more, and have only come online to TOD and twitter this evening.

      Of course, arriving at TOD is like meeting friends at the ice cream parlor! So glad we have this meeting place. I'll take salted caramel topping on mine, please.

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  27. November 16, 2016 at 8:02 pm

  28. 104 JER
    November 16, 2016 at 8:09 pm

  29. 105 arapaho415
    November 16, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Is 99ts lurking?

    What’s up with this?

    (Damn obstructionist GOP, who would vote for TPP in a heartbeat if it hadn’t been negotiated and closed by PBO.)

    • November 16, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      China is stepping in to fill the void of the demise of TPP. Their agreement is called RCEP and it covers trade in goods, services, investment, econ & tech co-op, IP, competition, dispute settlement

      • 107 arapaho415
        November 16, 2016 at 8:38 pm

        GE Meta.

        PBO has made it clear that this is China’s intent, but was wondering why Australia’s trade minister would rather align with China than the US.

        Is it a matter of geography, because Australia is in a similar (though far southern) part of the world?

        • November 16, 2016 at 8:48 pm

          Now that the TPP is dead, there’s nothing to align with.

        • 109 FoxfireTX
          November 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm

          GE Arapaho. Don’t think that they would, China had started this push a number of years ago but it was stalled while PBO worked on TPP. Since the election, it seems pretty clear that TPP is dead so China started pushing again on November 9. This is perhaps going to be a our biggest foreign loss given the accelerating trade in that part of the world. Fools, all.

  30. November 16, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    • 111 COS
      November 16, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      Why was he meeting with a foreign leader at this time? He can’t even handle his transition.

      • November 16, 2016 at 8:36 pm

        Exactly. It doesn’t make any sense. But then he’s thoroughly disorganized, not a logical person capable of understanding what it means to prepare for the presidency. So many mental deficiencies……

    • 113 FoxfireTX
      November 16, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      And no prep by State so who knows what he will say that is contrary to US interests. The most dangerous thing about DT is he is wholly ignorant of what he doesn’t know, and still is too stupid to keep his mouth shut. Crazy to do this without State involvement and briefing, most of those folks are not political.

      • November 16, 2016 at 9:17 pm

        I think as these meeting roll along, he’s going to look more and more like a deer in headlights. Remember when he met with Pena Nieto? Can you imagine him at the G7 (without Putin) or G20???

        • 115 FoxfireTX
          November 16, 2016 at 9:23 pm

          Honestly? No,my imagination is not big enough to contemplate this. All I can think of is how all the world leaders wanted to be with PBO and hung on every word he said. The contrast consistently is going to be both striking and embarrassing.

    • 116 arapaho415
      November 16, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      Not sure what the protocol is for this, but it appears that PM Abe announced to Parliament on Monday that he would meet with DJT tomorrow.

      And, what about this?

    • 117 arapaho415
      November 16, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      Horror show indeed. And our frigging MSM are eating it up — really thought they would change after they were duped into an informercial for Trump DC hotel (when he said 6 words and was absolved for 2+ years of leading #birtherism).

      This pretty much sums up MSM’s twitter timelines today — 100% tabloid gossip, and they eat it up and spit it out like the parrots that DJT wants them to be.

  31. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    November 16, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Good for Hillary. She is giving her speech tonight, being covered by MSNBC.

    Good because (and forgive me for even bringing this shallow thought up) she appears to have absolutely no makeup on, but for a little blush, and her hair is just combed but not styled. I think she’s sending a signal. Who knows! The signal might be I am no longer a public figure, I shall be myself. Or – unfortunately – she just may be as tired as she appears tonight, and isn’t up to anything much.

    I wish her all the best.

  32. 120 Lynn
    November 16, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Hillary looks like she’s been doing lots of crying…oh my!!!!

  33. 124 arapaho415
    November 16, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    I know I’ve complained about so much discussion of DJT, since MSM right now is pretty much updating us now on so much gossip and BS (my twitter timeline is filled with celebs going in and out of T tower — about to scream because who the hell cares?

    As we expected, DJT’s team has taken the office of the presidency straight into the gutter:

    What a nightmare.

  34. 128 FoxfireTX
    November 16, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    All these lovely Putin relationships. This will send a wonderful message to our allies.

  35. November 16, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    What a horror show.

  36. November 16, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Found this at BJ:

    Some of us have set up a blog where people can share their stores about how they need their Obamacare, Medicare, and Medicaid and CHIP programs.

    Could Happen to You

    Please join us.

  37. November 16, 2016 at 9:33 pm


  38. 136 globalcitizenlinda
    November 16, 2016 at 9:36 pm

  39. 137 jacquelineoboomer
    November 16, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    • November 16, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Thank goodness they’re on it.

      • 139 jacquelineoboomer
        November 16, 2016 at 10:06 pm

        You may know that the head of ACLU was on Rachel’s show … I think he said that since last week, they’ve gotten $9 million in donations and (don’t quote me) I think about 150K new members. Think I’ll join myself. He said membership is $20 but they’ll take any amount, since they are looking for people not dollars, at this point.

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