167 Responses to “#RelationshipGoals ❤️”

  1. 1 CEB
    January 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    A beauty and goodness break; we need it.

    • 2 No Child Left Behind
      January 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Good Afternoon CEB!

      Nerdy: I didn’t have a chance to wish you all the best for 2017. May it behave better than 2016 with its wicked sense of humor on November 8.

      I also send warmest wishes to Chips and Danny-the-Boy! We miss them.

  2. 3 Nena20409
    January 3, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Hey, Nerdy Wonka, If you’re still around, I just want to wish you a Happy New Year!
    Thank you for all you do. You are one Tough, Smart Work Philly. Thanks, a Billion, Lady NW!
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ Danny ❤ }}}
    Congrats, CEB for your Furst Gold ⭐
    Hey, Amk! It's OK to stay mad. I am furious at my many Americans in WI,PA,MI,NC,FL,IN and ME. They helped elect Trump via; Electoral College. What they did was to put US in a trajectory of a Historical Context…….IMHO…..on a Road to a Decline. UK went down after WWII. US will fall after Trump unless in 2018, Folks Wake up.

  3. January 3, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    • 7 purpleshoesla
      January 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Git him RanMan! GIT. HIM! 😆

      • 8 carolyn
        January 3, 2017 at 5:16 pm

        Typical self-centered narrow minded attitude. I live in “flyover” country, and am very glad the President is giving his address from the middle of America. Not everyone lives on a coast. I think this is making a big statement about Citizen Obama. Bravo!

    • 9 GGail
      January 3, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      BOOM! Excellent RanMan, Excellent!!!

    • 10 susanne
      January 3, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      See, and I thought he should have made his farewell speech from the beach in Hawaii- surf curling behind him, green golf course on the side, maybe leaning at the window of a shave-ice stand. Definitely barefoot, shorts, sunglasses, and that beautiful Obama expression that says, “Alooooo-Ha!”

  4. 11 No Child Left Behind
    January 3, 2017 at 3:59 pm


    • 12 jacquelineoboomer
      January 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      I think it will make Trump slightly uncomfortable to see Bill and Hillary there, especially if she “handles” him – and George and Laura, whom I hear have also accepted, after he’s put the whole Bush family down – so I’m good with it.

      • 13 susanne
        January 3, 2017 at 6:49 pm

        I’m okay with it, because it makes some of us feel like it’s in his face, but I very much doubt he will view it as anything but their falling in line.

        • 14 jacquelineoboomer
          January 3, 2017 at 6:55 pm

          Of course, but I’m trying to tell myself the 10-year-old he is inside will be uncomfortable for a little bit (he looked mighty uncomfortable and knew he was out-classed after his WH meeting with President Obama). Like being caught lying by the principal, and stumbling through his next lie. Hey, if he’s uncomfortable for even 5 minutes with the fact that this is how real former presidents and their wives act, and he’ll never be real, I’m good with at least that image! I won’t be watching, so I can picture anything:)

  5. January 3, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Did I see that First Lady Michelle Obama will not be attending Trump’s Inauguration?

    • 19 catrst
      January 3, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      I love this idea. May we remind ourselves often of the things we are doing that move us forward. What you focus on is what increases so let’s focus on our strengths, each other and making progress.

  6. 20 Roberta in MN
    January 3, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Just tried to watch the WH Press Briefing today. I am going to miss Josh (the Voice) Ernest. Those so called journalists were just so GD stupid I had to turn it off. Back to reading. Happy New Year everyone. Thanks for taking care of us all here at TOD Nerdy Wonka. I sincerely hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Chips & Danny Boy, we miss you and hope you are healing and wishes for the best in 2017 for you and your family.

  7. 21 JER
    January 3, 2017 at 4:39 pm

  8. 25 FoxfireTX
    January 3, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Good day TOD and Happy New Year to everyone! AMK, so glad you have reappeared, you echo my thoughts in so many ways.

    Finally had to step away from my computer last week. To see Trump sucking up to Putin the day after PBO imposed sanctions sent me over the top. I didn’t think I could despise him more than I already did but found my distaste for him is limitless. Apparently, I will be reaching new lows. I don’t care if he’s president, the man is a pig and will always be a pig.

    In any event, I wrapped myself up in some new projects that required sustained concentration and took my mind off politics for a bit. Got back on the computer last night only to see the GOP and their effort to eviscerate the OCE. They can walk it back for now, but they are showing us who they truly are. The idiots that voted for these corrupt people will be surprised at just how bad it is. Apparently, they need to be smacked in the face with it. I have no doubt that the GOP won’t disappoint.

    In the meantime, I am savoring news of PBO while dreading this countdown. Can’t imagine waking up on January 21.

    Nerdy, thank you so much for keeping everyone going here. This is a hard time.

  9. 26 desertflower
    January 3, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    I can not argue with him. Let us fight! Together!

  10. 27 FoxfireTX
    January 3, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Nine years ago today then Senator Obama won the Iowa caucus. Josh had some reflections on that day.

  11. 28 Nerdy Wonka
    January 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm


    • 30 Sam UK Obama supporter
      January 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      I apologise for the profanity but what a bunch of rat-fuckers. Are they complete idiots, are they so emotionally retarded that they care so little about their fellow human beings! Self centered mofo’s. Can they not see that health care is not a privilege but a right. Living in a country that has a free at the point of use health service I find it incomprehensible that a bunch of developmentally arrested, moronic Republicans feel the need to deprive those who don’t have the ability to afford this basic right. They are literally playing Russian roulette with peoples lives.😈

  12. 31 Nerdy Wonka
    January 3, 2017 at 6:06 pm

  13. January 3, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    a step forward~~~>

  14. January 3, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    some folks believe that the new GOP mantra will be repeal and delay…meaning that they will vote to repeal…but delay when the repeal goes in effect by as much as 4-5 years

  15. January 3, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Hope all of you are doing well …

    • January 3, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Branson wrote this in October, 2016:

      “Some years ago, Mr Trump invited me to lunch for a one-to-one meeting at his apartment in Manhattan. We had not met before and I accepted. Even before the starters arrived he began telling me about how he had asked a number of people for help after his latest bankruptcy and how five of them were unwilling to help. He told me he was going to spend the rest of his life destroying these five people.

      He didn’t speak about anything else and I found it very bizarre. I told him I didn’t think it was the best way of spending his life. I said it was going to eat him up, and do more damage to him than them. There must be more constructive ways to spend the rest of your life.

      I left the lunch feeling disturbed and saddened by what I’d heard. There are a lot of frightening things about this election; not least that policy has been pushed so far down the agenda. What concerns me most, based upon my personal experiences with Donald Trump, is his vindictive streak, which could be so dangerous if he got into the White House. For somebody who is running to be the leader of the free world to be so wrapped up in himself, rather than concerned with global issues, is very worrying.”

      Wonder how he feels, now ….

  16. 38 arapaho415
    January 3, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    Speaking of relationship goals, like this video that @cbsnews (!) tweeted yesterday.

  17. 39 desertflower
    January 3, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Put the phone numbers of your senators and rep in your phone! Call both offices…we are going to be BUSY! Which is why we need this haven for the work we all need to do together. I swear that the info that gets posted here gets posted before the MSM posts it:) Bless this place!

  18. January 3, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    TEARS of gratitude. Some people do finally come to their senses:

    • 41 desertflower
      January 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      Beautiful message. Thank you, Patrick Brannigan:)

    • 44 CEB
      January 4, 2017 at 6:50 am

      Too many people confused “hope” with “wish” during his campaign when there is a world of difference between the two. Thank God that there were enough of us who got it. This young man needs to thank us as well.

  19. January 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm

  20. 48 vcprezofan2
    January 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    2017 Greetings Obama-folks! We are alive, so ‘on we go’!

    I was in a local plaza yesterday when I ran into a friend’s relative who hunted me down because she recognized my car from the “Re-elect Obama-Biden” bumper sticker. As our estimable leaders are moving on soon, I’m thinking maybe I should change my bumper sticker.

    Can anyone say if there’s a ‘ThanksObama!’ bumper sticker? That would be so appropriate (to either cover the previous one, or add to my bumper) in advertising how I *still* feel about our President. Let me know if there is one/where I could find one. I couldn’t print one myself that would look professional AND stick to the bumper.

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  23. 57 JER
    January 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm

  24. January 3, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Barber says a moral agenda “must be anti-racist, anti-poverty, pro-justice, pro-labor, transformative and deeply rooted and built within a fusion coalition.” A moral agenda demands policies that are “constitutionally consistent, morally defensible and economically sane.”

  25. 61 JER
    January 3, 2017 at 7:42 pm

  26. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    January 3, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Love the NAACP sit-in at Sessions’ office. He would be THE ULTIMATE worst choice for AG.

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  28. January 3, 2017 at 7:50 pm


    We had a VERY SUCCESSFUL Tuesdays with Toomey gathering today! So successful, in fact, that the Philadelphia office disconnected their phone and closed the office upon our arrival. Though we were not allowed entry into the building, nor were our letters accepted, we had multiple media outlets cover our event.

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  30. 73 jacquelineoboomer
    January 3, 2017 at 7:56 pm

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  33. January 3, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Bill Press is off the air ….again

  34. 82 desertflower
    January 3, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Oh boy. Did you know that there are states that have laws requiring that children take care of their elderly parents? What a fiasco that could be if something were to happen to ACA, Medicare or Medicaid….


    • 83 jacquelineoboomer
      January 3, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      In the first place, how can a law force one adult to take care of another adult, no matter the situation or familial relationship. Wonder if that’s been to the U.S. Supreme Court. And what if the parents don’t want their children to take care of them? Most elderly parents today don’t want to be a burden on their children, which is why those who can will take steps to avoid that occurrence (or thought they had before RWNJs came along in 2017).

      Sorry – maybe all that’s answered in the article, but I just can’t concentrate.

      • 84 desertflower
        January 3, 2017 at 9:47 pm

        Didn’t discuss that…but DID link to states that require that and the statues to find it

        • 85 jacquelineoboomer
          January 3, 2017 at 10:04 pm

          Ugh. I might check it out.

        • 86 jacquelineoboomer
          January 3, 2017 at 10:11 pm

          df – I did check out the states list (wow). I’ll let my son know we’d better stay in Illinois (not on the list!). I’ve often kidded that “I used to tell my son I’d rather get hit by a truck than have him have to take care of me in my old age. Until I remembered he was a truck driver.”

          (Forgive me – we’re part Irish – we like the dark humor!)

  35. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    January 3, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Chuck Schumer tells Rachel he was distraught after the election, but now is invigorated – and ready to roll. Think about it, folks. Never before has such a high-ranking elected official had to use the word “distraught,” in this context, and make it sound almost normal. This awful period in our collective lives due to the election had better go fast. Because none of this is normal. I hope we all have the will to resist and eventually can recover. Actually, I’m praying for that.

    • January 3, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      I plan on watching Rachel on rerun. Feel like s—, coughing, teeth hurting, ears hurting so will sleep in other bedroom and watch her and LOD. I join Schumer in being distraught!

    • 90 COS
      January 3, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      THIS!!!!! I hope he put all of his words into action, especially Trump’s SC nominee.

      • 91 jacquelineoboomer
        January 3, 2017 at 10:05 pm

        Yes. I plan to give ol’ Schumer a chance. Maybe he’ll totally rise to the occasion, one New Yorker taking down another.

        • 92 COS
          January 3, 2017 at 10:16 pm

          Jacqueline, the Dems better stop being weaklings. Republicans have lied, cheated, said no to everything, shut down government, etc and they have been rewarded with control of the entire government.

        • 94 arapaho415
          January 3, 2017 at 10:25 pm

          GE JO’B.

          Hope Schumer’s seen the light (maybe being away from DC over the holidays has invigorated his resolve against the #PutinPuppet that will soon be tarnishing our esteemed White House.

          • 95 jacquelineoboomer
            January 3, 2017 at 10:30 pm

            GE! And excellent on that further snippet about Schumer!

          • 96 57andfemale
            January 4, 2017 at 9:38 am

            I don’t trust Schumer as far as I can throw him. Hopefully he has a clue how his entire career and legacy depends on what he does as Minority Leader. Nothing else matters.

    • January 4, 2017 at 9:27 am

      the will to resist…can be help by creating a plan to resist…personal as well as public….that is what i will do..public action…but i also have to take care of me…and my spirit….


  36. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    January 3, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    OMG. Talk about outclassing and outsmarting Trump, in one meeting. And will all these people have to travel to NYC or are they sending stuff “by courier,” as Trump wants, and maybe using Snapchat, or just tweeting back and forth?

  37. 101 arapaho415
    January 3, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Infuriating that MSM is in lockstep in their “reporting” when giving credit to DJT for the chaos in the unscrupulous House of Representatives — despite having majorities in the House for the past couple of Congressional sessions, there’s been an ongoing civil war amongst these unqualified charlatans (you’d never know it, based on what the media chooses to “report”).

    From @nycjim’s Twitter timeline (Matt McDermott’s Twitter bio: “Pollster | Senior Analyst @ Whitman Insight Strategies | ‘Highly researched Dem propaganda with a bit of Rhode Island flavor’ – @tednesi.”)

  38. 103 arapaho415
    January 3, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    So I saw this tweet from @cbsnews, and looked up Roane County WV on Wikipedia… very small county (population less than 15K), with only one city (Spencer) and one town (Reedy), with a couple of unincorporated towns with interesting names:
    Left Hand

    Anyway, the newly elected sheriff admitted he’s a meth addict:

  39. 104 arapaho415
    January 3, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Looks like PBO will receive the intelligence assessment (going back to 2008) of foreign influence on elections the day after tomorrow:

    • 105 jacquelineoboomer
      January 3, 2017 at 11:06 pm

      Here’s how I see it. President Obama will receive the report first. Then Trump. The President will understand it; Trump won’t. So if Trump tweets out something stupid about it, which is repudiated by the President or the briefers, he’s already insinuated that it isn’t really “intelligence” – just some made-up shit.

  40. 106 arapaho415
    January 3, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    More on Schumer’s appearance with Rachel Maddow tonight…

    • 107 jacquelineoboomer
      January 3, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      There was something so sinister about Schumer’s saying the intelligence community is able to “get back at Trump,” that was sorta kinda unnecessary. (How would they do that? By not giving him intelligence briefings?) Sounds like Schumer’s trying to sound like “the big boys,” in that poorly worded statement, which I don’t think he meant (I think he meant basically we should respect the intelligence community, but went overboard). And, Schumer, we’re not supposed to think the intelligence community will get back at the President of the United States, so they may not appreciate your saying that, either. Duh.

      • 108 arapaho415
        January 3, 2017 at 11:15 pm

        I’ve been watching @20committee’s Twitter timeline (not for the faint of heart, he’s afflicted with a serious case of ODS) — I skip his ODS tweets, he’s not gonna change — but there’s usually an interesting RT or two from him.

        • 109 jacquelineoboomer
          January 3, 2017 at 11:27 pm

          We shall see, eh?

        • January 4, 2017 at 6:36 am

          I had to unfollow him due to his ODS and arrogance. Not sure how much of his TL is bravado and ego but since he taught at the War College he must be in some ways connected.

          Although did get fired for getting caught sending dick pics online to a woman. Puke……

    • 111 globalcitizenlinda
      January 3, 2017 at 11:16 pm

      okay, then ….

  41. 112 globalcitizenlinda
    January 3, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I will wait for additional sources, but for now, what is out there is that the demands by republican senators for an investigation of Russian hacking of the election has fizzled out ;

    If this is true, then I am not surprised at all.

    days ago, I remember predicting that the people who were celebrating McCain & Lindsey as taking leadership on this issue were bound to be disappointed

    …. my suspicion at the time was those two have a proven record of shouting and thumping their chests so that history can have “evidence” that they made the “courageous” demand;

    …. but when it actually came to put their demands into practice, then they always tow the party line and perform maximum obstruction against truth coming out ;

    …… let me hope this will not happen again;

  42. 118 jacquelineoboomer
    January 3, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Okay, this is it for me! Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea!

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  45. January 4, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

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  50. January 4, 2017 at 7:08 am

    We need to keep pounding this message incessantly for however long it takes:

  51. January 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

    • 136 CEB
      January 4, 2017 at 7:25 am

      One of the major problems in the past is that people did not know they were being scammed by legislators etc. The press has been bought and paid for by individuals and large corporations for over 20 years; there are few independent traditional news sources. They have been gunning for PBS for years and they will be sure to go after it again. Thank God for social media, but even that is filled with fake news and other outright lies. There is a reason that the first step usurpers take is to control the media. If you control information, you control lives. Really, when you look at the role of journalism in our country, from the broadsheets of colonial times to the latest in social media to day, truth has been low man on the totem pole.

  52. 137 CEB
    January 4, 2017 at 7:29 am

    I have to be out and about early today and may miss PBO’s military send-off. Does anyone know if it will be on C-span? I assume it will be on whitehouse.gov, hopefully set to replay. Have a good day everyone.

  53. January 4, 2017 at 8:09 am

    I heartily approve:

  54. January 4, 2017 at 8:14 am

    • January 4, 2017 at 9:00 am

      i would like to know how they all feel about trump being their CIC….one of my fears is …what happens if trump tells the military to do something and they refuse….

  55. January 4, 2017 at 9:17 am

  56. January 4, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Indeed we shall….

    good slogan to have

  57. January 4, 2017 at 9:22 am

    h/t Arapaho.

  58. January 4, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Wish it wasn’t Jimmy Fallon…….

  59. January 4, 2017 at 9:40 am

    • 153 desertflower
      January 4, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Commands a room AND a hallway:)

      • January 4, 2017 at 10:03 am

        that is just what i was thinking…no matter what…i will always see his walk as Presidential Swagger…it is just so awesome…reminds me of years ago…i was at a jazz music concert…and a tall black man walk by with such a princely swagger…i was in awe of it….i think of PBO …like this …

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  62. January 4, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Patrick steps forward to renew old rivalry with Sessions
    By Annie Linskey
    JANUARY 03, 2017

    WASHINGTON — The Alabama case seemed hopeless.

    It was 1985, and a white federal prosecutor named Jefferson Beauregard Sessions had brought voter fraud charges against three black civil rights leaders in the Deep South.

    Defending the trio was a team of NAACP lawyers who didn’t fit in with the local culture — including a 28- year-old, black, Harvard-educated attorney who listed sailing and squash as hobbies. His name was Deval Patrick.

    Against all odds, Patrick and the NAACP won that case.

    He came away with not only a hard fought victory, but also with an enduring distrust of Sessions, whom he saw as an example of the dangers of overly zealous and unfettered prosecutorial power.

    On Tuesday, that feeling played out in a national arena once again, as Patrick sent a sternly worded letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, recommending against Sessions’ nomination as the US attorney general.

    Patrick called the Alabama native “the wrong person to place in charge of our justice system.”

    He recounted his experience against Sessions in the 1985 trial, saying the prosecutor should never have pursued the case.

    “To use prosecutorial discretion to attempt to criminalize voter assistance is wrong and should be disqualifying for any aspirant to the nation’s highest law enforcement post.”

    This is not the first time Patrick has moved to stop Sessions’ nomination to higher office. He did the same in 1986, testifying against Sessions’ nomination for a federal judgeship. Sessions was rejected for the job.

    It remains to be seen if Patrick and the Democrats can stop Sessions again. Now a senator from Alabama, Sessions was an early supporter of President-elect Donald Trump and among the very first to be rewarded with a job offer in his administration. He’s also been for two decades a member of the Senate, part of the country’s most exclusive club whose members are loath to turn on one another.

    The confirmation hearings have been set for next week, despite several pleas by the Democrats on the committee who want more time to investigate Sessions. The hearing is likely to be one of the most contentious, since Sessions will oversee the implementation of some of Trump’s most controversial proposals, including unconventional positions on torture and racial profiling. The Alabama branch of the NAACP is already protesting by staging a sit-in in the senator’s Mobile office.

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  65. 163 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 10:02 am

    And the others just don’t realize they want to keep it yet!

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