Living History

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  1. 1 57andfemale
    February 15, 2017 at 11:19 am


    • 2 57andfemale
      February 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Got out of the hospital yesterday: massive kidney stone attack and an “angry” kidney. Stone removed, “angry” kidney without infection is a major puzzler to the doctors. This is not fun.

      • 3 Nerdy Wonka
        February 15, 2017 at 11:21 am

        Sending you healing thoughts.

      • 4 Judith Fardig
        February 15, 2017 at 11:26 am

        57 – that sounds horrendously painful! Hope that’s the end of your kidney problems! Congratulations on first.

      • February 15, 2017 at 11:42 am

        57, sorry to hear about your kidney issues. I pray for comfort, strength, healing, and a speedy recovery for you. 🙏🙏🙏 Godspeed.

      • 6 whenpamelawandered
        February 15, 2017 at 11:44 am

        {{{ 57 }}} ❤ I hear you, over the past 30 years, I’ve had 5 of those ‘events’. Childbirth is a walk in the park by comparison. There is no pain that compares to passing (or not) a stone. Love and Light around you, dear 57.

        • 7 57andfemale
          February 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm

          Thank you, my friend, and all of you. I’ve never been through this before. I’m immensely uncomfortable; and even though normally I could resume activity, they want me to stay quiet because it’s very unusual to have such an “angry” kidney but no infection. They were sure I’d be in the hospital for a week, but sent me home as long as I behave or go ro ER immediately if I spike a fever.

          • 8 whenpamelawandered
            February 15, 2017 at 12:18 pm

            So, you’d better behave. And I might add, as hard as it will be to detach from this current explosive news catastrophe, please allow yourself to shut it all off for a day or two. Light a candle, let mind and body rest. We will keep the #resistance on full bore while your healing progresses. Okay? Please? ❤🌹🙏🏻🌹❤

          • 9 0388jojothecat
            February 15, 2017 at 12:52 pm

            (((57))) Please follow the doctors orders, be still, meditate, and don’t make your kidney angry anymore 🙂 🙂 Hugs and lots of healing love being sent your way via TOD.

          • 10 arapaho415
            February 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm

            Oh, 57F, so sorry to hear you were in the hospital!

            Please take your doctor’s advice — don’t want to risk a relapse. 😦

            Grateful I’ve not had such an ailment — (male) former co-worker mentioned how excruciatingly painful kidney stones are.

            Hope you’ll be able to relax and enjoy a quiet winter’s day.

            ((( 57F )))

          • 11 mtmarilyn
            February 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm

            Oh 57, sending you love, hugs and healing prayers. Follow the doctors orders and take care of yourself.

      • February 15, 2017 at 11:53 am

        healing vibes to you 57

      • 13 hopefruit2
        February 15, 2017 at 12:05 pm

        Sorry to hear this 57. Wishing you full recovery and comfort as you heal.

      • 14 CEB
        February 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm

        Sending you positive thoughts, hugs, and prayers that the answers will be found and that you are returned to health.

      • February 15, 2017 at 2:25 pm

        Sending you positive thoughts and prayers.

      • 16 Nena20409
        February 15, 2017 at 2:28 pm

        {{{{ ❤ ❤ 57andfemale ❤ ❤ }}}}
        Sending you my deepest Thoughts and Prayers.
        Please Get well soon.

      • February 15, 2017 at 2:57 pm

        Wishing you well, 57. Take good care and get well soon.

    • 18 Don
      February 15, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Get Well soon 57.

    • 19 57andfemale
      February 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks, guys. I’ve never had pain like this before. A co-worker had just gone through appendicitis. That’s what I thought it was at first. I was given the option of trying to pass it, but it was the right choice to take it out. The “angry” kidney is still a problem, but one step at a time.

  2. 22 Nerdy Wonka
    February 15, 2017 at 11:21 am

  3. 24 Allison
    February 15, 2017 at 11:28 am

  4. February 15, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Wednesday morning. Congrats 57&F, 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 all the people you meet today know that your friendship is in perpetuity, your kindness is perpetual, and your love is to eternity. ❤ ❤ ❤

    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. 29 whenpamelawandered
    February 15, 2017 at 11:38 am

    A reference for Trump from the Psalms.
    Psalm 51 (52)
    Against calumny
    I trust in the goodness of God for ever and ever.
    Why do you take pride in your malice,
    you expert in evil-doing?
    All day long you plan your traps,
    your tongue is sharp as a razor –
    you master of deceit!
    You have chosen malice over kindness;
    you speak lies rather than the truth;
    your tongue is in love with every deceit.
    For all this, in the end God will destroy you.
    He will tear you out and expel you from your dwelling,
    uproot you from the land of the living.
    The upright will see and be struck with awe:
    they will deride the evil-doer.
    “Here is the man who did not make God his refuge,
    but put his hope in the abundance of his riches
    and in the power of his stratagems.”
    But I flourish like an olive in the palace of God.
    I hope in the kindness of God,
    for ever, and through all ages.
    I shall praise you for all time for what you have done.
    I shall put my hope in your name and in its goodness
    in the sight of your chosen ones.

  6. February 15, 2017 at 11:50 am

  7. February 15, 2017 at 11:51 am

    This is what the GOP state Legislatures are about….

    2018….DEMS must be elected ….

  8. February 15, 2017 at 11:58 am

    From Day One, Trump smeared his racism all over this nation.

  9. February 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Meanwhile back at the ranch….(aka …Congress)

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  12. February 15, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    from the article:
    Embracing a playbook from those days, he is promising to be the “law and order president” based on fear-mongering that has been expanded beyond African Americans to include immigrants of color and Muslims.

    What ties these elements together is something at the heart of who Donald Trump is, as well as an underlying assumption that runs through the policies of the Republican party. It comes down to a belief that certain people are meant to dominate and others are destined to be dominated. Most often it is the wealthy (i.e., job creators) who are meant to dominate. But it extends to the idea that the U.S. should dominate the rest of the world…that white people should dominate people of color…that men should dominate women…that Christians should dominate Muslims…that humans should dominate the earth…that Donald Trump should dominate any opponent. While it is not often expressed in those terms, it is there in every aspect of the ideas that Trump and Republicans promote.

  13. 50 JER
    February 15, 2017 at 1:16 pm

  14. February 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    They thought they were being so brilliant to hold telephone town halls to suppress the interest.

  15. February 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Wonder what put them over the top on this guy?

  16. February 15, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Drip drip drip….he can’t recall……nobody knew……..

  17. February 15, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Naeem Kahn is simply amazing. Everything he does is stunning.

    • 57 CEB
      February 15, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      MO always selected her designers more for their values than their fame. By selecting them she was able to enhance each. It was also so telling that she dressed her daughters in his designs for their first formal appearance at the State Dinner for PM Justin Trudeau and his wife. It is also telling that this reflects Beyoncé’s costume at the Grammy’s. Add to all of this, spoken word from Maya Angelou’s poem, and it is all Everything.
      From the last stanza of the poem:

      I note the obvious differences
      between each sort and type,
      but we are more alike, my friends,
      than we are unalike.
      * the last two lines are repeated twice.

      I have all kinds of feelings about the fact that much of the language of the resistance comes from the poems, essays, and songs of African-Americans. When I have sorted out my thoughts, I will post them later.

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  20. February 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    He has zero comprehension of who took out Nixon ….

  21. 62 Allison
    February 15, 2017 at 2:28 pm

  22. February 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Puzder has withdrawn.

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  26. February 15, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Congress takes aim at state retirement accounts
    02/15/17 01:13 PM EST

    One of the first high-stakes battles testing the relationship between states and President Donald Trump’s administration will hit the House floor Wednesday, as Republicans seek to roll back an Obama-era rule that would allow states to create retirement savings accounts for low-income workers.

    The House will vote on a resolution offered by Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) that would roll back a rule allowing states to create retirement plans for private-sector workers whose employers do not offer retirement plans on their own.

    The Employee Benefits Security Administration implemented the rule in October.
    Seven states have taken steps toward creating such programs, requiring employers who do not offer retirement plans on their own to enroll employees in a state-run option.
    Employees can opt out of those retirement plans, and employers are not required to contribute to the accounts.
    But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several financial firms oppose such state-run retirement plans. The Chamber has said state plans will give employers an excuse to end better 401(k) programs for employees.

    “Our nation faces difficult retirement challenges, but more government isn’t the solution,” Walberg said in a statement. Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), who sponsored another resolution disapproving of the rule, called it a “last-minute regulatory loophole” that “will lead to harmful consequences for both workers and employers.”
    Supporters of the new rule say state-run programs will help millions of low-income workers begin saving for retirement.

    In a letter to California’s congressional delegation, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) blasted the financial industry for opposing his state’s program, known as Secure Choice.
    “They think the dollars that move into Secure Choice should instead flow into their own products. I consider this a feature, not a defect, of Secure Choice,” Brown wrote.

    State Senate President Kevin de Leon (D), who shepherded Secure Choice into law, called Congress’s move “just another Wall Street trick designed to thwart the effort by California and other states to expand retirement security for millions of American workers.

  27. 71 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Thank you, TOD. Thank you Nerdy Wonka for all you do.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ Dudette ❤ }}}

  28. February 15, 2017 at 2:58 pm


    • 74 99ts
      February 15, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      The last paragraph shows how his actions belie his words. Love when seen, doesn’t have to be spoken. By his actions it was so obvious that PBO loved his family and his country. Trumps actions show nothing but hate – he thinks throwing around the word “love” is all that needs to be done. Lack of empathy, understanding, intelligence and human feeling

  29. 75 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 2:58 pm

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  32. 78 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 3:02 pm

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  36. 82 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Exhibit One:
    #RightWingTalkH8Radio is now in full blown Manic Panic.

    • 83 ydavis00
      February 15, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Ya know Rush is getting up there in age and CRACK!! is a young man’s game so I might want to put the pipe down because this is going to end badly.

    • February 15, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      I knew they were going to miss President Obama, they can’t blame him for everything. But they are still trying too.

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  38. 86 ydavis00
    February 15, 2017 at 3:15 pm

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  40. 88 Allison
    February 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm

  41. 93 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 3:18 pm

  42. 94 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 3:22 pm

  43. 95 donna dem 4 obama
    February 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm

  44. 96 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Those weeting that Oprah must release the Tape.
    She did to the Senate. Now, The Result!

  45. 97 desertflower
    February 15, 2017 at 3:26 pm


  46. 98 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 3:28 pm

  47. 99 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 3:32 pm

  48. 100 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 3:34 pm

  49. 101 ydavis00
    February 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm

  50. 102 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 3:48 pm

  51. 103 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

  52. 104 hopefruit2
    February 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I don’t know how to respond to this person without saying something that I will regret….someone help me out here…please.

    • 105 susanne
      February 15, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Maybe say something like, ‘Many now regret their vote for Trump–because of this lie and so many more.’

    • February 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      hf, you can say something like: {Your comment personifies what “Sincere Ignorance and Conscientious Stupidity” looks and sounds like. Congratulations!} 😂😂😂 “partial quote” from MLK

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  54. 108 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm

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  56. 110 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm

  57. 111 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 4:14 pm

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  60. February 15, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Reality dawns: Obamacare might be here to stay
    By Jennifer Rubin February 15 at 10:30 AM

    The burgeoning crisis over President Trump’s and former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s connections to Russia makes the already difficult task of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act even more confounding for Republicans, who won the White House and both houses of Congress based on unrealistic expectations about an as-yet-unidentified replacement plan.

    Politico reports:

    Consider Paul Ryan’s feel-good meeting with Senate Republicans on Tuesday. The House speaker trekked across the Capitol to reassure senators that lawmakers are making more progress toward repealing the health care law than the media are reporting.

    But not everyone was buying it. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) left before it was over, having heard enough of a conversation that he says centers around keeping Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion intact and creating tax credits that he called a “new entitlement program,” though a Republican in the room rebutted the notion that the topic of Medicaid expansion came up in the Tuesday meeting with Ryan.

    But what is too much (too much government, too much spending) for the libertarian-minded senator is wholly insufficient for others, especially for Democrats, eight of whom must cross over to vote for a GOP replacement plan. Ryan’s incessant cheering about a GOP alternative only serves to keep expectations high that there is a plan that does not raise taxes, does not include an individual mandate, does not require high deductibles, does not raise out-of-pocket costs, does not open the floodgates of red ink and does not require cuts in Medicare (which Trump ruled out).

  61. 119 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm

  62. 120 JER
    February 15, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Talking with Netanyahu outside the Oval Office a few years ago. –petesouza

  63. 122 JER
    February 15, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    The Enormous Cost of Trump’s War on Immigrants. His heartlessness aside, Trump’s deportation obsession will cripple the economy. | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ

  64. 123 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 5:14 pm

  65. 124 Nena20409
    February 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm

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