153 Responses to “The Peoples House”

  1. 1 desertflower
    January 27, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Evening everyone

  2. 2 desertflower
    January 27, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    This made me cry. I miss him. I miss everything about him…and I miss his steady hand and his calming voice….damn it.

  3. 5 Andogriff
    January 27, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Congrats on first, DF….. I think we all miss him terribly, feels like drowning now with the orange one there. Trying to stay positive, but it isn’t easy. Thank you Nerdy, for keeping TOD going when we all need it the most!!! Love to all.

  4. 6 desertflower
    January 27, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Hold one another up if we have to.

  5. January 27, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks so much for this, NW. It’s just what I needed on this solemn day. XOXO

  6. 10 CEB
    January 27, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    We became so accustomed to PBO’s intelligence, cultural knowledge, civility, quiet strength (that spine of steel), curiosity and kindness that we took it for granted and allowed ourselves to forget just how rare a person he is, especially among people in public life who wield power. He is a once-in-a-lifetime force that we will not see in our lifetime or in several generations to come. We were so blessed to be aware, and “woke’ and to have this glorious one-stop (thank you, Chips) all Obama, all the time place to revel in a special man in a special time. h one thing that helps me deal with this time that is the polar opposite of the previous, is that it was real and he gave us everything we need, our faith in ourselves and others, to carry on the work and the vision that he helped us to believe was possible. Thinking about all of the things he taught us and how he lived, I know that I am going to have to give up my resentment of those who did not vote, those who voted for 3rd parties, and even those who voted for the Deplorable One so that I can push forward with the work that is in front of us. We must also accept those who helped to bring us to this point when their eyes are opened and they wish to do anything they can to remedy what their carelessness has wrought. This is the only way forward if we want to save what we had and build on it to make it better.

  7. January 27, 2017 at 8:02 pm

  8. 15 whenpamelawandered
    January 27, 2017 at 8:07 pm

  9. 16 desertflower
    January 27, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    How can govt “Prioritize” Christians that want to come here above all others. Seems to me to be against the law….

  10. 19 desertflower
    January 27, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    He’s working hard to put this info out for the masses:) Good for him!

  11. 20 FoxfireTX
    January 27, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks Nerdy for keeping us going. I am struggling today. I knew it was coming but to have that ugliest of men who holds the title of president sign the Muslim ban on Holocaust Remembrance day is soul crushing. Our president from one year ago. I read his entire speech and am still weeping for our country. How we could from being that beautiful country to what we are today is staggering.

    • 21 desertflower
      January 27, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      I hear you. We all feel it. We just have to hang together and be there for our friends of other faiths….Muslims and everyone else. The world is watching…not just what the asshole does, but what WE do in response to his ignorant ugliness.

    • 23 susanne
      January 27, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      thank you for posting this– reading PBO’s words and thoughts is like stepping out of a sewer into a beautiful, fresh, clean day

  12. 24 desertflower
    January 27, 2017 at 8:20 pm


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  14. 26 Obama Grandmama
    January 27, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Yesterday I got a letter in the mail dated January 17th from Prez Obama. It was the same as an email I received the week before from him thanking all of us for contacting him during his tenure in the WH. I had both emailed and wrote snail mail letters to PBO, VPB, and FLMO over the eight years. I love having the official WH stationary with raised seal on it. I will add it to my two other ACA thank you letters. They will all go into my future Obama scrapbook. What a contrast from the WH today that is distancing themselves from American citizens!

  15. January 27, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Gosh I miss our First Family, the Obamas..

  16. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    January 27, 2017 at 8:31 pm

  17. 31 desertflower
    January 27, 2017 at 8:45 pm

  18. 33 sherijr
    January 27, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    I just saw where Melania is suing a Maryland blogger for writing that she was an escort. Are they even allowed to sue citizens while they’re in office like this? Apparently a judge has approved it to go forward.

    More importantly I’m reading on my timeline where people have family visiting out of country and can’t get back in, due to Visa issues and Trump’s EO.

  19. January 27, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    • January 27, 2017 at 11:30 pm

      HOLY CRAP!!!!! How much of this did you read????? I finally quit…..waaaaay down. Please, Please, Please Jesus, let THE PRESIDENT be aware of all this.

  20. 38 desertflower
    January 27, 2017 at 8:56 pm

  21. 39 desertflower
    January 27, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!! Bravo!!!

  22. January 27, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    OMG, this woman is phenomenal.

    • 41 desertflower
      January 27, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      THISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHIS!!!!!! Laid it straight out on the table! This is the truth…the people that voted for DT were used as pawns….prayed upon with this lie that immigrants were taking their jobs. Not true. It’s the ROBOTS,STUPID!

    • 42 desertflower
      January 27, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      thanks for posting this, meta. MUST SEE!

    • 45 idon
      January 27, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      This was awesome and very very informative. This is journalism

  23. 46 desertflower
    January 27, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Small victories:)

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  25. January 27, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    In the midst of the present DJT effing apocalyptic nightmare, it was calming to watch the video of the Obama’s White House residence, and hear PBO’s voice. Thanks, NW. In honour of that, and having taken note once again of the turntable in the video, I offer this, to the so many shining stars at TOD:

  26. January 27, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    And, because one of my many ways of de-stressing is to just be plain silly, I actually tweeted the following to Pete Souza! 😀 I would of course prefer a photo book or several about PBO’s presidency, but I’d also enjoy one devoted to the First Pets.

  27. 55 JER
    January 27, 2017 at 9:49 pm

  28. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    January 27, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    This twitter account was mentioned on Rachel’s show tonight, on Holocaust Remembrance Day. How tragic and poignant. She also mentioned it because of the awful executive order the creep in D.C. signed, also today. #WeRemember

  29. January 27, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Did you see Lawrence O’Donnell taking about how the President of Mexico made little Trump look like an idiot.

  30. 66 desertflower
    January 27, 2017 at 10:38 pm

  31. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    January 27, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Saw Dylan Ratigan on CNN earlier … and just remembered to try to find the video. This isn’t all he said, but I thought it might be interesting to share, as we see what some of us look like, trying to further our “knowledge” of how the orange glowstick rolls. Not that any of us normal people will ever understand it. Or maybe even what Ratigan said. I do know one thing: This is emblematic of HOW CRAZY we’re all getting, while trying not to go crazy.

  32. 70 desertflower
    January 27, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    • 71 COS
      January 27, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      I never watched it. Did Bryan Williams’ show get cancelled? I noticed that a 2nd airing of Chris Hayes came on after Lawrence.

      • 72 jacquelineoboomer
        January 27, 2017 at 11:10 pm

        Not sure – but I don’t think Brian’s show is on Friday nights.

        • 73 COS
          January 27, 2017 at 11:22 pm

          I totally forgot that today is Friday. 🙂 It feels like Trump has been in the oval office for months. It is unbelievable that a person can do so much damage to the country in one week.

  33. 74 arapaho415
    January 27, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    GE TODville.

    Great comments here (admit I’m behind, haven’t seen most from the past few days).

    Anyone with a GOP Senator and/or representative and/or Governor or Mayor, please call them with this simple message:

    Thank you.

  34. January 27, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    WATCH: When Nancy Wake saw a Jewish man being beaten on the streets of Vienna, she vowed to stop the Nazis. That’s how one wealthy Australian woman became the most feared Nazi hunter of WWII.

    Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. We remember the heroes who stood up for justice.

    Fight like a girl. Cup of Jane

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  40. 85 MadameSoph
    January 27, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    TODers, here is a nice musical break by Chance the Rapper, Ziggy Marley, Jon Batiste and Stephen Colbert:

    It’s just what I needed tonight and may I suggest it to Nerdy for a future front pager 🎵🌞

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  46. 91 FoxfireTX
    January 27, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Do not look away. We instigated this tragedy when we destroyed Iraq. Now we are compounding it with this travesty.

  47. January 27, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    I hope this works. It is Shields and Brooks earlier tonight on PBS Newshour. They both ‘brought it’, especially David Brooks. He was BLUNT! Among other things, he said 45 is like a 5 year-old! So hope it works and y’all can watch the entire thing.


    • January 27, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      Also, CBS News tonight. ***Fact-checked 45! Flat out fact-checked him. Gave his quotes, then put up the correct info after they had researched it and found the correct/factual info. Credit when due.

    • 94 99ts
      January 28, 2017 at 12:28 am

      First time in 8 years Brooks has said something worth listening to. He helped Trump get elected.

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  50. January 28, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Many of us knew it was going to be this horrible and we all did everything we could to warn others.

    We were often told that we were exaggerating.

    We’ll in just 7 days it’s obvious we were not even remotely exaggerating.

    We are now living, breathing, eating, and witnessing Germany after 30 Jan 1933.

    Only one difference, nukes didn’t exist then.

    Goodnight TOD …

  51. 99 MaewholoveourCIC
    January 28, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Good morning
    Nerdy, Bob, or Meta if it would possible that one of you could bring the thread from twitter of Sharon Furiosa@sfhater. It gives a clear insight about what is going on in our political system. I am posting challenged.
    Thanks for taking a look.

  52. 103 ydavis00
    January 28, 2017 at 6:18 am


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  54. 111 amk for obama
    January 28, 2017 at 6:34 am

    big sis bittersweet moment = when you see your lil sis make history across the net.

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  57. 116 desertflower
    January 28, 2017 at 8:24 am

  58. 117 desertflower
    January 28, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Because FACTS actually matter!

  59. 119 desertflower
    January 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

  60. 120 desertflower
    January 28, 2017 at 8:34 am

    It has begun.


    SCOTTSDALE, AZ – A small business owner with a large international client base is feeling the negative trickle down of the current political climate.

    Scottsdale-based Franklin Virtual Schools is an online middle and high school.

    Eighty percent of the students are from other countries.

    Thursday, administrators received a couple of e-mails from Mexican agencies saying they would take their business elsewhere.

    “Specifically from Mexico saying, sorry, based on the current political climate, it’s probably not a good idea to send you students,” said David Hooser, chief administrative officer at Franklin Virtual Schools.

    Hooser says his school tries to stay out of politics but has found itself caught up in the impact of a political climate that is outside of its control.

    This week President Trump announced several executive orders focused on immigration and US/Mexico relations, including an order to start building a physical wall along the entire border with Mexico and prohibiting immigration to the United States from certain countries.

  61. 121 Don
    January 28, 2017 at 8:45 am

    I am speechless.

  62. 124 Don
    January 28, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I’ve often heard President Obama talk about being on the right and wrong side of history; I can now say that I fully understand what he was talking about. I don’t compare many things to the holocaust, because to do so would be to take away its place in history as one of the most barbaric periods in history. What lurks inside of a man that drives him to ban an entire group of people from coming to America?

    • 125 desertflower
      January 28, 2017 at 9:03 am

      I understand what you’re saying. He is ignorant, vindictive, and evil all rolled together. The only thought I go back to is that there are eyes being opened and there are more of us than them…this is the antithesis of what America stands for. The world is watching what WE do. Do not be speechless.

      • 126 0388jojothecat
        January 28, 2017 at 12:37 pm

        I am sorry that so many people are seeing the side of America that has existed for AA’s, Latins, Asians, Native Americans and any minority that is not white since the formation of this country. America is ignorant, vindictive and evil to vote for someone like this for President. You put these types of people in office it ALWAYs comes back to bite you in the ass.

  63. 127 desertflower
    January 28, 2017 at 9:01 am

  64. 128 desertflower
    January 28, 2017 at 9:10 am

    He thinks you just sign a piece of paper and everything magically happens. That there are no real human beings attached to the edict. Ignorance is a curse.

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  68. January 28, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Kevin de León is our California State Senate President pro Tempore. He is FIERCE.

    • 137 Don
      January 28, 2017 at 9:33 am

      We knew this before the election and some of us still sent Trump to the White House, his views weren’t secret. He told us who he was and some of us didn’t believe him.

      • January 28, 2017 at 9:56 am

        I can’t imagine how much Fox Nation is celebrating right now.
        I can’t imagine how it feels to be so horrendously hollow inside.

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    January 28, 2017 at 9:30 am


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  73. January 28, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Serena Williams won her 23 title this morning.

  74. 146 desertflower
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  75. 147 desertflower
    January 28, 2017 at 10:42 am

    DEMAND their schedules!! THEY work for US!

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