124 Responses to “Resist”

  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    January 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm


  2. 2 Nerdy Wonka
    January 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm

  3. January 26, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    He’s every bit the fucking lunatic we all knew he was and now he’s unleashed and doing enormous harm … just as we knew he would ….

    • 4 jacquelineoboomer
      January 26, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      He needs to be cuffed and walked out of there. Now.

      Who will do it? That’s the big question.

      • January 26, 2017 at 2:15 pm

        I doubt anyone will do it until it affects their agenda.

      • 11 GGail
        January 26, 2017 at 2:29 pm

        I truly believe – deep in my soul, that we are stirring up this big cauldron and putting in all kinds of spices and ingredients and someone will rise or some group of someones will rise and help us to remove the crazies.

        I see it swirling and I truly do believe.

        No time to cloud my mind with cynicism.

        I’m FIRED UP!

        I believe this article speaks for me:
        “They thought they could run on fear of Trump, and it didn’t work.

        Here’s the good news: all this makes Donald Trump incredibly vulnerable. This is the guy who came to power telling the boldest and brashest of lies, selling himself as a champion of the working man who would finally stand up to corporate power and influence in Washington. A portion of his base already has buyer’s remorse and that portion is just going to grow.

        Something else we have going for us? This administration is going to come after everyone at once. There are reports are of a shock-and-awe budget that will cut $10-trillion over ten years, taking a chainsaw to everything from violence against women programs, to arts programs, to supports for renewable energy, to community policing. It’s clear that they think they this blitzkrieg strategy will overwhelm us. But they may be surprised—it could well unite us in common cause. And if the scale of the women’s marches is any indication, we are off to a good start.

        Building sturdy coalitions in a time of siloed politics is hard work. There are painful histories that have to be confronted before progress is possible. And foundation funding and activist celebrity culture tends to pit people and movements against each other rather than encourage collaboration. Yet the difficulties cannot give way to despair. To quote a popular saying on the French left, “The hour calls for optimism; we’ll save pessimism for better times.” (“L’heure est à l’optimisme, laissons le pessimisme pour des temps meilleurs.”)”


  4. 12 GGail
    January 26, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Oh WOW, I love this article…
    “Let us be clear: this is not a peaceful transition of power. It’s a corporate take-over. The interests that have long-since paid off both major parties to do their bidding have decided they are tired of playing the game. Apparently, all that wining and dining of politicians, all that cajoling and legalized bribery, insulted their sense of divine entitlement.

    So now they are cutting out the middleman and doing what every top dog does when they want something done right—they are doing it themselves. Exxon for Secretary of State. Hardee’s for Secretary of Labor. General Dynamics for Secretary of Defense. And the Goldman guys for pretty much everything that’s left. After decades of privatizing the state in bits and pieces, they decided to just go for the government itself. Neoliberalism’s final frontier. That’s why Trump and his appointees are laughing at the feeble objections over conflicts of interest—the whole thing is a conflict of interest, that’s the whole point.

    So what do we do about it? First, we always remember their weaknesses, even as they exercise raw power. The reason the mask has fallen off, and we now are witnessing undisguised corporate rule is not because these corporations felt all-powerful; it’s because they were panicked

    Moreover, a majority of Americans did not vote for Trump.”


  5. 13 Linda
    January 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Donald Trump arrived in Philadephia, and the unpopular president was greeted with boos, shouts of “We hate you,” and “Go home.”

    White House pool reporter, David Nakamura of The Washington Post described Trump’s arrival at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia:

    Motorcade arrived at Loews Hotel in Philadelphia at 12:33 pm. Streets were lined with onlookers. A few protest signs and people holding thumbs down or giving the middle finger salute to the motorcade. Signs included “Marching forward not back.” and “Easier to get a gun than education”

    Crowds with protesters deepened near the hotel. Police blocked the crowds so the motorcade could get through. Boos were heard as pool exited vans and shouts of “We hate you” and “Go home” were overheard, presumably directed at the motorcade.


  6. 19 Linda
    January 26, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    BUSTED: Hacker reveals Donald Trump’s Twitter account is linked to a private Gmail address


  7. January 26, 2017 at 2:44 pm


  8. January 26, 2017 at 2:46 pm

  9. January 26, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I hope this completely unravels. SOON.

  10. 26 Gazelle
    January 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    In Photos: 35 Amazing Places Barack Obama Traveled During His Presidency


  11. 27 GGail
    January 26, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    LOL! I feel like this was written by DF and a couple of other TODers…

  12. January 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Watch this woman, Senator Gillibrand from New York. She is becoming a voice of the #Resistance and has her eye on running for president.

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  16. 36 Linda
    January 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Here comes the enemies list.

    Virginia group to publish Nazi-like blacklist of businesses ‘openly hostile’ to Trump


    • 37 catrst
      January 26, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Trump blacklisted as a private citizen when anyone dared to sue him for the money they were owed. He destroyed businesses.

  17. January 26, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    So much emotion for me in all of these photos.

  18. 39 Allison
    January 26, 2017 at 3:38 pm

  19. January 26, 2017 at 3:43 pm

  20. 47 Linda
    January 26, 2017 at 3:46 pm


    Steve Bannon Tells NY Times The Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’

    Steve Bannon, the Breitbart News-chairman-turned-White-House-chief-strategist, said in a Wednesday interview that the media “is the opposition party” for President Trump and should “keep its mouth shut.”

    “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile,” he said in an interview with the New York Times.

    “I want you to quote this,” he said. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country.”


  21. 51 FoxfireTX
    January 26, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    • 52 Linda
      January 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Reagan ? Iran Contra Reagan ? That must be fake news.

      • 53 Nena20409
        January 26, 2017 at 4:47 pm

        No. Not Fake news.
        Reagan ranks high for one Reason…….GOP’s Campaign to Lionize him & now, some on the left who witnessed his Funeral are forgetting that His 2nd Term, Reagan was suffering from early stages of Alzheimer’s. His son, Ron wrote it in his book & Laslie Stahl of 60 Minutes & others witnessed Reagan’s illness in Real Time.

      • 54 nospin
        January 26, 2017 at 5:02 pm

        Linda…this morning Andrea Mitchell said Trump is just like Ronald Reagan. no lie. So my point is …I am not shocked at anything these days.

  22. January 26, 2017 at 3:59 pm

  23. 58 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Hello TOD.
    So a 20% Tax Increase on Goods coming from Mexico?
    The Birther Racist manchild is on his way In REAL LIVE TIME, a history in the making, working of Destroying USA. What a shame.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners since last Evening.
    ((( ❤ Chips ❤ ))) {{{ ❤ Dudette ❤ }}}
    Thanks, Nerdy Wonka.

  24. 59 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 4:15 pm

  25. 65 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 4:22 pm

  26. 66 Gazelle
    January 26, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    As a child, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez turned to comics to help him escape the poverty and crime that was right outside his door.
    Now, the 45-year-old Puerto Rican activist and artist has created his own comic book, hoping to raise awareness about social justice issues, like pollution and discrimination, in Puerto Rico.

    Entitled La Borinqueña, the comic features a Nuyorican superwoman who acquires her powers — like superhuman strength and the ability to control weather — while visiting some caves in Puerto Rico. Using story lines that infuse Puerto Rican history and culture, Miranda-Rodriguez wanted La Borinqueña to be a symbol of hope for the hard hit island.


  27. January 26, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    GOP’s America ….

  28. January 26, 2017 at 4:25 pm

  29. 69 57andfemale
    January 26, 2017 at 4:27 pm

  30. 70 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 4:27 pm

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  32. 74 Anna
    January 26, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Just called Wayfair and said no more business from me, they sell the Donald Trump line, told them he was breaking the law and as far as I was concerned so were they.

  33. 75 CEB
    January 26, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    One thing that the large, world-wide protests have done is to deny the Trumpsters their victory dance. They expected everyone else to be cowering in fear as they swaggered around emboldened to be as free with their hate as they have long wanted to be, but instead the America that they voted against rose up immediately and the fight was on. They won round 1, but as I mentioned a few days ago, it is a Pyrrhic victory. Before it is all over, some of them will be joining protests as they see their healthcare, jobs, homes, and overall quality of life trod under the jackboots of the corporate raiders who have taken over the government.

  34. 76 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm

  35. 77 Allison
    January 26, 2017 at 4:38 pm

  36. 78 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 4:38 pm

  37. 79 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 4:39 pm

  38. 80 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 4:53 pm

  39. 81 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Help, TOD.
    Can someone please tell me how to Block on Twitter. Since yesterday, I am no longer seeing the little icon that allowed me to Block offensive material. I have written Twitter, but I Got Zippo back.

    • 82 donna dem 4 obama
      January 26, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      When you say “block offensive material” do you mean block a person?

    • January 26, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      It’s now an arrow to the side in the upper right of the tweet. Pull down the menu and you’ll see it.

      • 85 Nena20409
        January 26, 2017 at 5:46 pm

        Thanks, Meta. I see the arrow now.
        Since joining Twitter in 2015, today was the 4th Time that such filth has popped in.

        • January 26, 2017 at 6:53 pm

          4 times? That’s not so bad. I’ve been inundated with tons of freakish RWNJs. I block a lot of people every day. LOLz.

          Just be aware that twitter, like a lot of other web sites, is constantly changing it’s user interface. So just ask if something suddenly seems to disappear!

  40. 88 donna dem 4 obama
    January 26, 2017 at 5:05 pm


  41. 89 desertflower
    January 26, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    did WP eat my comment?

  42. 90 desertflower
    January 26, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Imagine that.

  43. January 26, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    • 92 betseyc
      January 26, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Meta, did you see anything about Dianne Feinstein saying she might vote for Sessions because she’s only received 5,000 calls? California is relatively new in my life, but I thought one of the joys of living here would be that you wouldn’t have to tell your senators not to vote for incompetent racists! This isn’t my voting state, but still. This was something that passed by at some point and now I can’t find it.

      • January 26, 2017 at 6:51 pm

        I just saw that tweet. I’m going to see what else I can find out……….

      • 94 carla4obama
        January 27, 2017 at 12:40 am

        My husband and I (California residents) tried several times today to call Sen. Feinsteins office and the line was busy all day!! We will try again tomorrow.

  44. 95 susanne
    January 26, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Aloha TOD ohana,
    Yesterday someone posted a notice about a group that is knitting pink caps– I was travelling, couldn’t follow up. Could this be posted again please? Mahalo nui loa ❤

  45. 96 donna dem 4 obama
    January 26, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    To ANY and ALL Democratic Senators:

  46. 97 Allison
    January 26, 2017 at 5:21 pm

  47. January 26, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I’m really missing PBO today…………SO many ways he touched us……….every day, all the days, every all the days.

    • 100 sherijr
      January 26, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      me too, meta… and I miss also a President that understood & valued the importance of people. This is al so heartbreaking. All the losses coming to so many of us.

    • 101 Obama Grandmama
      January 26, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      Of course I am missing PBO too, but I received a letter in my mail today from him that cheered me up. I had already received an email of the thanks and good-bye letter for those that had contacted him during his 8 years in office. I both emailed and wrote snail mail letters many times. I was pleased to get the same worded letter in my mailbox today. It will proudly go into my to be made Obama scrapbook along with two ACA thank you letters I got in 2015.

  48. January 26, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    These are really nasty people/

  49. 103 99ts
    January 26, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    A day late (because he knows nothing about World time) Trump – well one of his minions – sends an “I love you” to Australia for Australia Day. Far as I know there is only 1 person in Australia who loves him back – a RWNJ racist dumb horror who speaks with the same level of incompetence as Trump.

    Trump is running out of friends when he lauds a country of 23 million & the only thing they cam offer to the US is a military base. He seems to forget (actually he hasn’t a clue) we supported the TPP, we have single payer health care and a fairly robust (although under attack) public education system. We have a realistic minimum wage, support for single parent families and payments for the unemployed. We don’t expect charities to do the work of Governments. And I nearly forgot – major gun control laws.

    Lots wrong with our government including our treatment of refugees – but thank god and anyone else responsible – we don’t have a nut case President.

  50. 106 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 5:53 pm

  51. 107 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm

  52. 108 CEB
    January 26, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Over the past 8 years up to the present watching the GOP and those who knowingly enable them in their greed and treachery, I have come to realize that evil is real; living and breathing in the hearts of too many whose actions adversely affect billions. We like to think that we are civilized, that the rule of law prevails, but it does not. Only the worst impulses of the heart hold sway. We may have a few years of seemingly bright spots when out better angels prevail, but always, crouching in the darkness, evil is waiting to pounce. As Michelle use to say, it takes years to build something that is lasting, but only a moment for devastating destruction. We are in the fight for the soul of our country, for good over evil; it is just that simple. This country is too vast and has too many resources to be turned over to people who can cause so much destruction. When this is all over, one of the first things that will need to be done is to put in safeguards that can protect the country. Things are happening that many, especially the privileged never dreamed could occur to them. Now that we are in the same boat, we will need to row together to reach a safe port.

    • 109 FoxfireTX
      January 26, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      CEB, this was a big part of an article I posted a few days back on PBO’s legacy. I disagreed with much of it, but one thing I did agree with was that PBO kept the ugliness in the US in check:

      “Obama has said that he would have defeated Trump had he run against him. He is probably right, given his favorability ratings, and in spite of the contagion of hostility Trump has unleashed and legitimized. He would have won not because he was an effective president but because he made us proud. He reminded us, once again, of who we are supposed to be. For a long time, he kept the worst in us at bay. In a way, he shamed us. How important was that? Well, we now know how important that was. Obama has a quality that is in increasingly short supply. He has character.


      We live in a worldwide torrent of cruelty. The election of Trump is one of its American manifestations. The repeal of Obamacare, leaving 20 million people without health insurance — and don’t fool yourselves; there will be no satisfactory replacement — is another. I have a strong feeling we will be seeing a lot more cruelty in the four years ahead, open and ugly. Cruelty has become a Republican mainstay on the pretext of… of what? They don’t even need a pretext any more. It is cruelty for its own sake.

      This is what we need to remember, how we had a man of grace and decency in the Oval Office, and the example he provided is what his real legacy may be, just as JFK’s legacy was. Put simply: He is consequential because he is good and because he asked that we be good, too. History will judge his presidency. But we can already judge his character, and it is sterling. He showed us who we are supposed to be.”


  53. 110 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    • 112 carolyn
      January 26, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      We are all working for the last line of this article: “Our job is to increase the tension.” Well, that started in a big way last Saturday, and hasn’t let up.

  54. 113 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    • 114 CEB
      January 26, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      She must think that only the left will suffer the ills of this cabal if all of their plans are realized.

    • 115 sherijr
      January 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      what tactics of the left? what does the left do that is so horrible? Be our brother’s keeper? Believe women have the right to decisions about their own bodies? Believe we have the right to go to a movie or a church without being shot by a knucklehead right wing kook? Believe every single person earth deserves an education? Believe we all have the right to vote? Believe the earth’s resources should be protected? What view does this person have that should be considered? Why must I empathize with someone who is OK with the likes of Trump? A man who clearly wants to HURT people. And this person is angry at the left? hell no.

  55. 116 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 6:16 pm

  56. 117 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm

  57. 118 JER
    January 26, 2017 at 6:25 pm

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    Jan. 21, 2009.

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  58. 119 Nena20409
    January 26, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    • 120 CEB
      January 26, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      He and others will realize that the license that was afforded to Donny will not be extended to him and that Donny’s days of getting over will end be sooner than he and his supporters believe. I predict that the GOP in congress, with an assist from Mike Pence, will find a way to get rid of him to avoid the fallout. Position is everything to them. Donny will probably get bored even sooner because presidenting is hard work.

  59. 121 JER
    January 26, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    NBC News 11 minutes ago
    Republicans alarmed over Obama’s executive orders cheer Trump’s on. http://nbcnews.to/2j9GmnI

  60. January 26, 2017 at 6:51 pm

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