170 Responses to “Behind The Scenes: The White House Internship Program”

  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    February 3, 2017 at 11:46 am


  2. 2 Linda
    February 3, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Trump’s new oval office rug ?

  3. 4 whenpamelawandered
    February 3, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I’ve noticed in life, sometimes in life we don’t realize we are tired until we stop. If we are smart enough to recognize and accept it, we ALLOW ourselves rest, recuperate, read, breathe, and before long, we come back fired up, stronger than ever, and ready to shake the world. ❤️

  4. February 3, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Friday morning. TGIF>> Congrats wpw, on being first this morning.

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

    To all, I hope you have a silky-smooth, hang-loose, and unconstrained day today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    I am thankful to God that I lived to witness one of the greatest President of The United States of America in President Barack Hussein Obama ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  5. 15 No Child Left Behind
    February 3, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Well, the fools got played again. The 63m voters, that is. They don’t realize that Orange Man and GOP would tell them anything to bring them to the polls. And since their racist tendencies and impulses were teased, they voted en masse for the Liar-in-Chief.

    Per CNN
    President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on the border with Mexico is facing a major problem: A wall of resistance from his own party, threatening to derail his central campaign promise.

    A growing number of congressional Republicans are objecting to the cost and viability of a proposal that was a rallying cry for the billionaire businessman during his insurgent campaign. Interviews with more than a dozen GOP lawmakers across the ideological spectrum suggest Trump could have a difficult time getting funding for his plan approved by Congress.

    Many bluntly told CNN they’d likely vote against any Trump plan that is not fully offset with spending cuts, while others questioned whether Trump’s vision would adequately resolve the problems at the border.

  6. 17 Linda
    February 3, 2017 at 11:57 am

    The Trump White House was lying when they claimed that a few people or hundreds were impacted by President Trump Executive Order Muslim ban. The government admitted in court that the real number of visas that have been revoked is 100,000+.


  7. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    February 3, 2017 at 12:01 pm

  8. 19 57andfemale
    February 3, 2017 at 12:04 pm

  9. February 3, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I have a question for everyone. There is talk of forming a general strike on February 17. Staying home from work, no shopping. Human solidarity.

    Do you think you would join such a strike?

    At first I didn’t think much of it because I wasn’t sure if people would really not show up for work (apart from life-threatening jobs, first responders, etc). Then I saw the Yemen bodega owners and I was inspired to think more about it. If it could truly be a nationwide effort like the Women’s March, it would send a very strong signal to the Fraud that we are not playing. It would be especially important to show all employees and the business community that we are serious about RESISTING what is happening to our country.

    What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

    • February 3, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      I was wondering about that too, Meta. I would do it if I thought there was a large enough group to make a difference. I am so agitated these days, I feel like I want to do something that will impact corporations, the Senate, the House, especially those -ssholes McConnell and Ryan. There are so many negative things going on, it is all I can bear.

      • February 3, 2017 at 12:36 pm

        Thanks so much, Jackie. I agree with everything you say. I’m retired, so it’s not a big decision for me but I know it might be for others.

        I am hearing from friends that they are in deep distress every day, worried about so much uncertainty and what comes next. A therapist I know has said EVERYONE she is currently treating except for one is experiencing serious trauma. When she and colleagues meet (she is way up in the APA hierarchy chain) they also talk a lot about how to cope themselves as well as how to deal with their clients who are freaking out. This is affecting us all on such a deep level and, for us, that is all on top of grieving PBO as well. So I wonder if a General Strike might go a long way to consolidating support for each other as well as building momentum for our movement.

    • 24 GGail
      February 3, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Hi meta. I was in on the OFA/ACA call last night and I’ve also seen the tweet. While I remember the strikes back in the civil rights era and the attention it garnered, I wonder if my absence from my type of office would make a difference. Although, I might to use a vacation day and join the demonstration. I would hope that we could get the people in the service industries to participate. They would have the greatest impact.
      But, I’m all in!

      • February 3, 2017 at 1:29 pm

        Thank you, GGail. Was this discussed on the phone call?

        I don’t think it’s that we’re trying to impact particular types of offices or businesses but rather demonstrating the entire collective effort of Americans saying they will SHUT THIS COUNTRY DOWN if something isn’t done to stop this fascism.

      • 26 0388jojothecat
        February 3, 2017 at 1:54 pm

        I am in too. I would like to join the march and those that can’t take off work can put off shopping or turn the television off in the evening.

    • 28 whenpamelawandered
      February 3, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      I’m seeing this is a growing movement, tho will share with you for many years I have felt if all of us ‘wage-slaves’ were to not go anywhere, not spend any money for THREE days, we would take ALL the power as the People back (as if we’ve ever had it) from the corporate demon.

    • 30 whenpamelawandered
      February 3, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Last night someone mentioned Iceland

    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      February 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      I’m retired (so I’d just be giving up “shopping”), but I do think this is an extremely good and positive idea. I would recommend folks who might be considering it put in NOW for a vacation day on Feb. 17, so you’d be “covered,” if accused of just walking out. Federal and postal employees can’t legally “strike” (think: air traffic controllers), which this would be seen as, so others would have to take their place – unless the former also ask for a vacation day in advance.) And, of course, those unsung heroes who save lives as part of their jobs wouldn’t just leave for the day, without coverage. I say we all need to follow through with any well-thought-out and publicized idea like this, to the best of our abilities.

    • 37 sherijr
      February 3, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      I’m home also, disabled.. but I would happily join even if I was working.. my sons, dils all work.. so will ask them also. Some, sadly work for this federal govt. All have been fearful of losing their jobs.

    • February 3, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Meta, I would definitely join that strike!

  10. February 3, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Trump’s Goldman Sachs-Style Economic Populism
    by Martin Longman
    February 3, 2017 12:01 PM

    I know that we live in a post-factual political environment, but optics still matter. That’s why it didn’t make a ton of sense for the Trump administration to send out Gary Cohn, (until two weeks ago) the president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs, to explain that “President Donald Trump on Friday plans to sign an executive action to scale back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law, in a sweeping plan to dismantle much of the regulatory system put in place after the financial crisis.” In his new job, Cohn serves as Trump’s chief economic advisor and the Director of the National Economic Council.

    Hillary Clinton was pilloried for given paid speeches in the foxes’ den. Donald Trump unlocked the door and shoved the foxes in the henhouse. In addition to Cohn, he also tapped Goldman Sachs veteran Steve Mnuchin to run the Treasury Department. Mnuchin is best known for his post-Goldman career where he oversaw a scheme to foreclose on people without having the proper documentation, in some cases for being behind in their payments by less than a dollar. All told, during the financial crisis, Mnuchin was responsible for throwing roughly 35,000 people out of their homes.

    Gutting the consumer friendly Dodd-Frank law isn’t the only thing on today’s agenda. Trump also plans to sign an executive order “aimed at rolling back a controversial regulation scheduled to take effect in April that critics have said would upend the retirement-account advisory business.” In this case, the optics are about as bad as they can get.

    Mr. Trump will use a memorandum to ask the labor secretary to consider rescinding a rule set to go into effect in April that orders retirement advisers, overseeing about $3 trillion in assets, to act in the best interest of their clients, Mr. Cohn said in the White House interview. He said the rule limits consumer choice.

    No organization in the country has a worse reputation for failing to act in the best interests of their clients than Goldman Sachs.


    For Trump to hire the president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs as his chief economic adviser is bad enough, but to actually make him the man to announce the rollback of a regulation aimed at preventing investment advisers from betting against the investments that they recommend, that takes real chutzpah. And to cast the change as beneficial to consumers is beyond risible.

    “‘Americans are going to have better choices and Americans are going to have better products because we’re not going to burden the banks with literally hundreds of billions of dollars of regulatory costs every year,’ White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. ‘The banks are going to be able to price product more efficiently and more effectively to consumers.’


    It was supposed to be a giant tyrannical Kenyan/communist conspiracy every time President Obama attempted to get around an obstructive Congress by issuing executive orders, but it doesn’t seem to bother the Republicans that Trump is issuing a flood of executive orders even when he has a friendly Congress willing to do his bidding. Hypocrisy isn’t the only problem here, though, because these orders are (and should be perceived to be) violations of the trust a lot of working people put in him to look out for their interests.

    The Dodd-Frank reforms are primarily designed to prevent another economic meltdown arising from widespread bank failures. The economic advisor regulation is aimed at preventing big investment banks from destroying people’s savings by recommending that brokers handling individual retirement and 401(k) accounts invest in products they are secretly betting will decline disastrously in value.

  11. February 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm


    • 42 Don
      February 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      So basically Trump wants it to be legal for financial advisors to be able to screw people over with impunity and be able to get away with it.

    • 48 sherijr
      February 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      I am keeping these numbers. Also bought gas & groceries today & wrote down prices- because we know all of these costs will get higher.. and I do not think it will take long to see all the negative effects of Trump. Also, I am certain they will lie to us about unemployment.. so we will need to keep track extra closely.

      • February 3, 2017 at 2:43 pm

        Agreed, good idea. They’ve already proven they will say anything to make themselves look good. UGH.

        • 50 sherijr
          February 3, 2017 at 2:46 pm

          yep, I’m trying to follow everyone trustworthy (Obama Admin folks) and proven journalists.. so that we have the facts. Nothing from this admin can be believed or trusted- they’ve shown us that.

  12. 51 WhenPamelaWandered
    February 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/president_trump_letter_cntl_2/ The world against potusinoT. (How does someone become so ugly, unless they are hideously ugly on the inside?)

  13. 55 57andfemale
    February 3, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    You can’t make this shit up.

    • 56 sherijr
      February 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      I just don’t think there’s anyone more fearful, more fear-mongering or more controlling of other folks lives than white republican American males. I cannot fathom what goes on in their minds. This is so stupid and sickening.

    • 57 whenpamelawandered
      February 3, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      ThIs is staggering, it’s as if they’ve decided to create a “rape fun and profit” culture. If it can be called ‘culture’. So, the rapist gets to come forward, publically admit what he has done, without regard for negative consequences he would face in a just society, then be rewarded by the woman/women whose life/lives he has destroyed because he needed a place to put his penis? I’d say the moonshine has gotten into the water supply, and if there is any intelligent life left in the state of Arkansas, they’d be well-advised to pack up GTFOT today. Yesterday, even. I cannot imagine the level of ignorance and immorality that must thrive there.

  14. 58 whenpamelawandered
    February 3, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    The Senate Committee on Homeland Security is taking calls about Steve Bannon’s appointment to the National Security Council, the NSC. They are TALLYING calls. CALL 202-224-4751. Please spread the word by cutting and pasting.

    • 59 whenpamelawandered
      February 3, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    • 60 GGail
      February 3, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Thanks MP.

    • 61 CEB
      February 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Done and passed the info. along.

    • February 3, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      TY, MP. Already getting tweets back from people saying they’ve done it.

      • 64 jacquelineoboomer
        February 3, 2017 at 2:04 pm

        Was able to leave a message!

      • 69 sherijr
        February 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm

        I will be very honest with all of you: I do not generally make phone calls, because of my brain damage- which mainly effects my memory- but it’s selective in that I forget certain words.. so though I don’t really stutter anymore, I do, when tense/nervous, tend more to forget words, pause & have to search a bit more around in the noggin for the appropriate words… anyhoo with all that said.. I did call, Meta. I left a message with my name & number/ location & said I was opposed to Bannon on the NSC that he doesn’t represent us properly while holding his white supremacist views.

        I am far more comfortable leaving a message than talking to a person for the above reasons. But I will try to make these phone calls. I’ve been thinking I should buy a stack of post cards and then send those off to Congress. Anyway, thanks for reading this.. anyone 🙂

        • February 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm

          Love you so much, sherijr. Do what feels best for you. Post cards and letters also have a huge effect on Congress. We know you are right alongside us every day fighting the good fight.

        • 73 57andfemale
          February 3, 2017 at 2:50 pm

          sherijr, we love your eloquence here! Try this: get some prepaid blank postcards at the post office, jot down your message and put it in the mail. First of all, as we have already seen the evildoers will shut down phone lines. A piece of mail is tangible and it makes sure that your voice is being counted.

        • 75 whenpamelawandered
          February 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm

          Good on ya’, sherijr, with you on the phone call hesitation, so that advice on keeping it short and to the point, and courteous, works well. I’m relieved when it goes to vm.

      • 77 mtmarilyn
        February 3, 2017 at 3:02 pm

        It’s very busy, haven’t been able to get thru, have been trying for 20 minutes. Word has gotten out. I’ll keep trying.

          • 79 carolyn
            February 3, 2017 at 4:22 pm

            When I worked in the Senate…..way back in the early sixties……there was of course no email, or twitter or…..so the two means of communication were phone and letters. We counted letters, as has been said above. Postcards were the same. They were tangible and could be held. Of course, phones did not work except during business hours, and there were no voicemail machines to count messages. The letters made a difference. Phone calls were rare because of the technology.

      • February 3, 2017 at 4:34 pm

        Only took two tries to get through…left a message!!!

      • 81 MaewholoveourCIC
        February 3, 2017 at 4:40 pm

        Left message

  15. 82 Allison
    February 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm

  16. 86 CEB
    February 3, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I think one of the many reasons that so many around the world are alarmed by what 62 million Americans have done to the rest of the world is that they like us, saw the opposite for 8 years. For eight years the face of America was one of respect, kindness, collaboration, cultural awareness and the strength that comes from a conviction to protect and to serve. For eight years the “ugly American” disappeared from the world stage; for eight years marginalized people all over the world felt that too would see a day when they could live their life’s dreams. For eight years a model of leadership based on maturity, intellect, and an acknowledgement of our common humanity, and mutual respect. For eight years the world saw something that they thought would never happen: an intact, Black family filled with love, humor, grace, and arms wide open to the world. For 8 years science and the arts were highlighted and shown to be necessary of our very survival. For eight years the U S was becoming to really be like that “city on the hill.” Those who are striving to perfect their own unions had hope in themselves because we appeared to have hope in ourselves. The world is as shocked, saddened, fearful, and finally as defiant as many of us. As painful as this time is, the truth is also out. More and more we see how we have been lied to and played; we know who the enemy is and we know that it will take unlikely alliances for us to defeat them.

    • 87 jacquelineoboomer
      February 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Beautifully written. Unfortunately, the “ugly American” still existed throughout all those eight years, inside our country, just waiting to pop up and vote for Trump.

      In our history books, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry said about the “War of 1812”: “We have met the enemy and they are ours.” Unfortunately, we’re now more like the version a cartoonist once used: “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

      • 88 CEB
        February 3, 2017 at 2:43 pm

        Thanks, JO. Yes, the “ugly American” has always been with us, but PBO and his administration showed that it did not represent all of us.

        • 89 jacquelineoboomer
          February 3, 2017 at 2:43 pm

          Yes, and it was – and still is – a beautiful thing that they did for us. Something we all will take forward forever.

    • 90 sherijr
      February 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      So so beautifully stated CEB, thank you.

    • 92 Believe Again
      February 3, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      Very Well Said!

    • 93 catrst
      February 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Wonderful. I have been thinking exactly what you so beautifully articulated. However, you also made me think that all of the movements like Arab Spring that succeeded only to experience the backlash of the authoritarians in their midst perhaps need to see us fight back in our own resistance, and make our systems of government prove they are worth fighting for because they will in the end work.

  17. February 3, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    • 95 jacquelineoboomer
      February 3, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    • 100 CEB
      February 3, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      They are probably giving the Lady Macbeth wannabe lessons in their version of how to be a First Lady.She is filling her wardrobe with more Jacqueline Kennedy style knock-offs, trying to whittle down her Eastern European accent, memorizing lines from Michelle Obama and practicing how to smile at children other than hers and cramming to try to at least look as smart as Hillary. She is also enjoying being away from the noxious fool she married. She can drop the fake smile and plan how she will be able to survive the whole thing with money and a profitable profile. She is all in for the fame, but this is one immigrant who is going to make sure that she survives the fallout.

    • February 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Oh my Gawd…I have been saying this to my husband and all my political buddies for a couple of weeks.
      I cannot believe I am seeing this in writing. Thx for the tweet meta. MO would have been exposed to
      such wrath if she had made a choice like this… the entire deficit and debt would have been blamed on this
      one expense. SMDH.

  18. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    February 3, 2017 at 2:06 pm

  19. 107 Anjo
    February 3, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Hi All, Resist, resist, resist, bullies win when good people stop fighting. Long Live the Resistance..those of us who can’t be there in person are there in spirit, praying and interceding on your behalf…Keep Up The Fight..the light at the end of the tunnel is the next train to freedom and deliverance

  20. 108 Anjo
    February 3, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Not even one month in power and already ‘chopping off heads’ figuratively ..Der Spiegel to the world

  21. February 3, 2017 at 2:16 pm


  22. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    February 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    • 115 jacquelineoboomer
      February 3, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      • 116 0388jojothecat
        February 3, 2017 at 3:51 pm

        Protesters are waiting for him….Randi announced yesterday.

        • 117 CEB
          February 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm

          Good. Probably avoided NYC because of the protests there. Wonder if his immigrant wife will be joining him or will the coward continue to leave her in the city to deal with everyone’s wrath.

        • 118 jacquelineoboomer
          February 3, 2017 at 7:43 pm

          Good. I don’t think they could get too close because of the local authorities, but maybe that changed!

      • 119 whenpamelawandered
        February 3, 2017 at 4:25 pm

        And please inventory the entire place from top to bottom, as often as possibl. I have had a lingering suspicion this pos/potusinoT may be thinking of selling off or pilfering the historical and priceless articles of our history which are housed in The People’s House. Where he has no business being, and does not belong.

        • 120 jacquelineoboomer
          February 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm

          He just might! Ugh. Everything is cataloged and numbered, but if there’s a way – as you said – he’ll find it.

        • 121 jacquelineoboomer
          February 3, 2017 at 7:46 pm

          P.S. Truthfully, if he’d resign now (as if), I’d be willing to give him an ashtray or something to sell. 🙂

  23. 122 donna dem 4 obama
    February 3, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Powerful and Inspirational

  24. 123 donna dem 4 obama
    February 3, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    My son graduated with this young man from West Point. He assures me the “football” is in good hands and that the nut won’t get it unless it’s really needed. I told him to tell him for me that his country is counting on him. 😯

  25. February 3, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    • 127 whenpamelawandered
      February 3, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      I must be on a roll today: called this one as well, a young woman actually answered. I said hello, gave her my name and locale, then voiced my request NOT roll-back or disable Dodd-Frank. She thanked me for calling, then said she would like to get a bit more info. I said, of course. She asked me to elaborate on WHY I feel this is a bad idea, so I explained about banks and financial investors exploiting investors for profit, added that so many people were hurt and taken advantage of when the system collapsed in 2008, and I would hope never to see that again.. Then I asked her if she would like to hear more, but she said, Thank you, no, and got away from the phone pretty quickly. I could hear quite a number of voices and people talking in the background, but have the distinct feeling it’s early in the response records, and they are tryng to gauge whether we know what we are talking about, or if we are just being #resistance callers. I think she got her answer from me. Thanks to all o’ y’all and NW (and Chipsticks+DannyO’), for keeping us so well-informed and up to date! {{{ TOD }}}

  26. 131 JER
    February 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm

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  27. 133 hopefruit2
    February 3, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    So any comment yet from self-professed anti-Wall Street Brother Bernie on Trump’s dismantling of Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulations? Or is he still fantasizing on his 15-minute celebrity appearance with Ted Cruz at the CNN “debate?”

    Please advise…

  28. February 3, 2017 at 3:15 pm


  29. February 3, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Trump does Wall Street’s bidding, betraying campaign promises
    02/03/17 12:48 PM
    By Steve Benen

    More so than any modern Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump positioned himself as an opponent of Wall Street. In fact, as regular readers know, the GOP candidate spent months insisting that it was Hillary Clinton, not himself, who’d do the financial industry’s bidding.

    Clinton, Trump said, is “nothing more than a Wall Street puppet.” Her campaign is “paid for by her bosses on Wall Street,” he added. The public was told that Clinton is “owned by Wall Street,” “is in [the] pocket of Wall Street,” and is “bought and paid for by Wall Street.”

    As it turns out, Trump magically transformed soon after winning the election, tapping industry insiders to help run his administration, and even inviting a Wall Street insider to oversee Wall Street. Today, the new president is going even further, delivering on one of the financial industry’s top policy priorities.

    President Donald Trump on Friday plans to sign an executive action that establishes a framework for scaling back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law, part of a sweeping plan to dismantle much of the regulatory system put in place after the financial crisis.

    Mr. Trump also plans another executive action aimed at rolling back a controversial regulation scheduled to take effect in April that critics have said would upend the retirement-account advisory business.

  30. 141 desertflower
    February 3, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    So, I see that every single House Republican voted to allow businesses to dump their dirty polluted waste water into our streams….fucking regulations. Who needs clean water and a clean ecosystem? Someone needs to make a running list of the mess that happens daily with these idiots. This planet will not last 4 years.

  31. 142 desertflower
    February 3, 2017 at 3:25 pm

  32. 143 hopefruit2
    February 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm


  33. 148 globalcitizenlinda
    February 3, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    breathing a sigh of relief from the actions of the local leadership in Columbus, the capital of the Ultimate Swing State of Ohio;

  34. 154 57andfemale
    February 3, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Oh. My. God.

    • 155 CEB
      February 3, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      How many more people will die before congress does its job and impeach him and haul the other dangerous incompetents around him to jail?

      • 156 sherijr
        February 3, 2017 at 4:34 pm

        this is my concern.. how much damage will he be allowed to do. that he took visas from folks who’ve been here.. just poof, like that, sickens me. Families lives turned up side down in a night because he’s a bigoted pos. I am very concerned about war at this point.. will it go that far, can wethepeople stop him, if Congress won’t. It’s all so insane.

        • February 3, 2017 at 6:40 pm

          Referring back to the video on the last post regarding DJT’s literacy — or lack thereof…I have no doubt that he is just signing EO’s because he is told to and has no clue what is contained in them. It’s not just a question of ability to read but also ability to comprehend.

          Seems to me, he is getting a thrill just taking what looks to be his crayon and signing his name…then turning it around so everyone can see what he wrote. As my husband keeps saying, a fifth grader in the White House.

          And sherijr, I share the same concern as to how far Congress will let them go. It’s a shame that they are more concerned about being primaried — and also getting back at PBO — that they are willing to risk the welfare of this country and its citizens.

          • 158 sherijr
            February 3, 2017 at 8:08 pm

            Yes he does seem to be lacking in comprehension, it is mind blowing. I think, sw, that we have a large portion of the world right now, very fearful of what he and his cohorts are going to do.. and when/if Congressional Dems can stop him. I hold out zero hope that republicans will do anything to stop him. It really is on all of us, it seems.

            • February 3, 2017 at 8:21 pm

              Given what we saw during the primaries, throughout the general election, and especially now, the most we can probably expect from republicans is a token “I am aghast” and then “but I support…”. When it comes to Trump, republicans’ spines are weaker than Dems and the little bit of morals/ethics they misplaced over the past eight years now seem completely lost.

              • 160 sherijr
                February 3, 2017 at 8:29 pm

                Personally, I’ve always believed them to be without ethics. They’ve rarely been about the people from my experience. I’ll be honest and say- I have never liked republicans, I’ve literally never met one that cared about humanity other than his / her own interests. And this bunch now are sickening… what they did w/ this Muslim ban.. what they want to do with Obamacare is beyond forgiveness, for me.

  35. 161 CEB
    February 3, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    The number of leaks that come out of that house of cards is astounding. Guerilla warfare of the “gladiators in suits”! Make no mistake about it, we are in a war.

  36. February 3, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    No depth to which they’ll sink. This is deplorable.

    • 164 sherijr
      February 3, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      my gawd- it won’t take long for every human being on this planet to feel the effects of he & his cretins horrible behaviors.

      Pretty soon all those folks who have free phones/minutes, primarily retired/low income folks… they’ll probably take those too. There are so many ways they can hurt all of us.. but it will be the marginalized, the poor that won’t survive these decisions.

  37. 165 donna dem 4 obama
    February 3, 2017 at 4:39 pm

  38. 167 Nena20409
    February 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Hello TOD.
    TGIF, I guess.
    Thanks to TOD, it gets tolerable daily trying to stay focused on the Idiocy that fell on US since 08Nov16.
    Congrats to Gold ⭐ winners since Thursday.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ Dudette ❤ }}}
    Thank you, NW for keeping TOD going.

  39. February 3, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    So, yesterday I went to see my nutritionist. LOL. The struggle is real with my yo-yo weight. But I digress.

    In any case, this is a person in all the years I have been going to, has never discussed politics with me. In fact I could never tell what her politics was and still don’t know. But yesterday, she felt compelled to tell me to please be careful out there, and then proceeded to share share this story with me. Her daughter is an Oncology nurse. She works in Shreveport. So, she said her daughter called her incensed. Why? Two female police officers went to get mammograms. One actually needed a procedure done. But the other just needed a mammogram. So, the Mammo technician was an African American woman and is supervised by my nutritionist’s daughter, who is white.

    The police officer, who is also white, supposedly, the entire time sitting there, pulled her weapon out of the holster and just held it to her side. When she got called to come in for her Mammogram, she took the gun in with her, and proceeded to say Pow, to the technician. And then she said, “I scared you, didn’t I,” to the woman. Apparently hospital security was called and the staff was told that the officer had the right to have her weapon.

    My nutritionist said, her daughter went to work 6 a.m. the next morning to report the incident to hospital authorities, because she believes, her technician was racially profiled and was being intimidated by the officer and that security failed to act.

    I told her the woman was also nuts. I asked why they didn’t call 911, she didn’t know why.

    Then she launched into a discussion about how people are getting crazy. How Birther is going to get folks killed. That he is banning Muslims, who are being scapegoated. She thinks he’s an ignoramus and on and on. She talked about how people are turning on one another because of Birther. Said she never seen anything like this.

    I have never seen so much conversation about this man every where I go. Whether it is in the office, out at events, or whatever, it is a topic people can’t stop talking. It is weird. And the people are talk to are put off by his petty idiosyncrasies.

    Just thought I share.

    • 170 catrst
      February 4, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      Pete Souza has become a warrior for the resistance and no one can do what he an do for us right now. Mr. Khan and Mr Souza are beloved members of my citizen family right now. Just saying that I think when Barack Obama said he was going to be there with all of us as a citizen I thought it to be poignant but now I think its transformational.

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