Ain’t That The Truth

144 Responses to “Ain’t That The Truth”

  1. 1 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Amen, amen. Miss them every single day.

  2. 2 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Bringing this over….remember this when they tell you they want the “big, bad. govt out of your business” They lie. YOUR GENETIC MAKEUP…this is what they’re after now….under the guise of “wellness”. My dying ass.

    So disturbing to me. VERY, VERY DISTURBING


    • 3 sherijr
      March 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      yes df, I read this last night.. and it seems to be exactly that. Sorting us out and not for reasons of good.

    • 4 Obama Grandmama
      March 12, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Instead of denying you healthcare under the new law the employer just won’t hire you in the first place if they don’t like your genetic chances or it will give the insurance companies the opportunity to put you in the high risk category.

    • 6 pkayden
      March 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      How does this make America great again? This just allows employers to discriminate against an employee based on something outside of the employee’s control.

  3. 7 JER
    March 12, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    • 8 desertflower
      March 12, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Crazy ass Virginia Fox thought this would be a good idea. That’s all you need to know that this is awful.AND terrifying!

    • 10 Don
      March 12, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Once that genetic information is passed on to the insurance companies they will in some cases jack up your premiums so high as to price you out of the market and force you to pay a penalty for not having insurance in the first place.

  4. 11 JER
    March 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

  5. March 12, 2017 at 10:42 am

    This stuff really turns my stomach. And not one peep from GOP Congress. Disgusting.

  6. 20 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Obscene and Insane. Is Tom Price a REAL doctor or did he get his degree from some quack university?

    • 21 sherijr
      March 12, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      You’d be surprised how dishonest some doctors are capable of being… I found out the hard way when my doctor “erred” and nearly killed me… which was bad enough, but it was the attempt at cover-up by her and her colleagues- many of which didn’t even know her- that was the most disheartening. Luckily my attorney was also a doctor- and he was experienced with that game.

      I learned that all professions include liars/greed and weak minded folks.

  7. 22 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 10:47 am

  8. 23 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Thank god for badass warrior women like her!

  9. 24 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Speaking of badass warrior women….

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  11. 29 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 10:54 am


    I have health coverage for the first time in four years thanks to Obamacare
    By Leah McElrath |
    MARCH 11, 2017
    The people who need help with food, shelter, and health care are not some mythical “other” out there. They are us.

    (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
    As of March 1st, I have health coverage for the first time in four years, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
    I am 52 years old. I started working when I was 16 and have been self-supporting for almost my entire adult life. Yet, during a temporary period of hardship, I lived in states that did not participate in Medicaid expansion and, while my daughter was covered, I was not. Because of our level of impoverishment, I could not afford the premiums — even with the supplemental support — under the Affordable Care Act. My choice was not between paying for a “new iPhone” and health coverage. My choice was literally between housing and feeding my daughter and buying health coverage for myself.
    Just as it was a lie that poor people and millennials buy fancy phones instead of health coverage, there is a simple but huge lie used by Republicans to try to dismantle and eliminate ALL government programs that help low-income Americans: The poor are lazy and undeserving. The GOP would have you believe that there is some massive population of people who do not have money because they simply do not want to work. Conservatives call programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or “food stamps”) “entitlements” because they want you to imagine a bunch of slothful adults who do not contribute to society and feel “entitled” to being supported by the government.
    This lie is pervasive and has been repeated for decades. Even those of us who know it is not true have internalized it to some degree. It is a shaming lie, and purposefully so because it is meant to discourage people from seeking assistance when they need it. And it is often racialized to make white Americans believe that the programs are utilized mainly by Black Americans, in a cynical ploy to leverage racism among whites to decrease support for such programs.
    But it is all lie. It is the big lie the Republican Party has used to encourage white voters to vote against their own interests for over 50 years.

    Rest at the link….

  12. 30 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Can’t have that now, can we?

  13. 31 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 11:09 am

  14. March 12, 2017 at 11:11 am

    My local PBS station ran the documentary about the making of Hamilton and I watched again. And of course POTUS and FLOTUS were featured and it nearly broke my heart to see them. So eloquent and engaged in both the history and the joy of the creation of the musical.

  15. 34 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 11:11 am

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  17. March 12, 2017 at 11:53 am

    FYI – If you’re a fan of John Ridley’s American Crime.

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  19. March 12, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Anyone surprised ….

  20. 45 4morefor44
    March 12, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    must-read thread for understanding what “the news” owners are doing, on purpose:

  21. March 12, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Preet Bharara.

  22. 49 Nena20409
    March 12, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Spring Time of just another Winter Day in MN? 😉
    Thank you, TOD Community.

  23. March 12, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Simply Amazing!!!!

    • March 12, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Ican’tkeepquiet Göteborg…Sweden
      March 8 at 3:51pm ·
      Göteborg den 8:e Mars!
      – Vi höjer våra röster för allas lika rättigheter, skyldigheter och möjligheter!

      March 8, 2017 in Gothenburg!
      – We raise our voices for everyones equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities!


  24. 54 Nena20409
    March 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

  25. 55 Nena20409
    March 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm

  26. March 12, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Good morning/afternoon/evening, all! Pete Souza is keeping the faith, as always! 😊

  27. 57 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Trying to undermine CBO…fuckers. This is what they DO!!

    • March 13, 2017 at 8:10 am

      Only because he knows how bad the numbers will be. If they were expecting positive numbers showing big cost savings and a lower uninsured rate, he would have no problem with how the CBO is spending its time.

      BTW…what about all the time spent on email, Benghazi, repeal votes?!?!?!

  28. 59 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 4:41 pm


  29. March 12, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    • 65 arapaho415
      March 12, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      GA Dr Bob.

      Pretty funny that you posted @tparsi’s tweet that references @GGreenwald, or as 57F or Ladyhawke called him (can’t remember who) #Snowdenwald, since I would be surprised if anyone here with a Twitter account is not blocked by GG, the vilest, most thin-skinned tweeter this side of president FUBAR.

      LOL. 😉

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  32. March 12, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    back to work ….

  33. March 12, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Sousa for the Win!!

    • 71 4morefor44
      March 12, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      when talking with republicans, i say even “reagan’s photographer” thinks right-wing extremism has taken over your party. throw them for a loop every time!

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  36. 76 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Well, that’s one!

    • 77 cos
      March 12, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      I will believe all of these Republicans opposing the Trumpcare bill when I see it. We have been burned to many times. They vote in herds, no matter what.

      • March 13, 2017 at 8:21 am

        Agreed, COS. I’m tired of the roller coaster ride. They voice opposition to something, get my hopes up that they’ll do the right thing, then vote for it anyway. Prime example: Mr. “How can I look my 15 year old daughter in the face…” Chaffetz.

        Sadly, I know better, but still allow myself to be hopeful. [sigh]

      • 79 Believe Again
        March 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm


  37. 80 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Because once the kid is born….tough luck

    • 81 desertflower
      March 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) is the child health component of Medicaid. Federal statutes and regulations state that children under age 21 who are enrolled in Medicaid are entitled to EPSDT benefits and that States must cover a broad array of preventive and treatment services.

  38. 82 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    • 85 CEB
      March 12, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      PBO still meeting, greeting, and eating with the all of “the best people” post-presidency, and 45 can attract bottom-feeders only. I hope he is choking with jealousy.
      My heart does a little jolt every time I see “former president” in front of his name.

    • 86 jacquelineoboomer
      March 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Branson, Bono, Buffett — our dear President is definitely planning on being involved in more humanitarian efforts across the globe, IMHO.

    • 95 Sandy1110
      March 12, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      The Community Organizer is doing some networking. Can’t wait to see what comes of it while the GOP is showing its collective racist, poor-hating face.

    • March 12, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      “Obama was in town about three hours total. Flight logs indicate he stopped in Omaha on his way from Washington, D.C., to San Jose, California.”

      Hmmm…….maybe a pow wow in Silicon Valley????

      • 97 desertflower
        March 12, 2017 at 10:18 pm

        🙂 🙂 He knows the BEST PEOPLE:) For real!

        • March 12, 2017 at 10:23 pm


          • 99 desertflower
            March 12, 2017 at 10:38 pm

            Well, great human beings attract and surround themselves with other great human beings. Just the way it is:)

            • March 12, 2017 at 10:47 pm

              The first time I saw Barack Obama was during the early days of his 2008 campaign when he swung through my town. I had 2 immediate thoughts when he walked out on the stage: 1) he is extremely lean; 2) he is extraordinarily magnetic. And not just that he’s charming or interesting but also that he’s truly someone who draws your intellect and your senses without reserve, a stunning man who is the smartest guy in the room and knows how to communicate directly with you without trying. An amazing human being who knows what he’s doing and cares about it all. And I’ve never had an opposing opinion from that day forward, only impossibly more and more respect and love as time passed by.

              • 101 susanne
                March 12, 2017 at 11:58 pm

                Beautiful, meta. I’ve still never seen him in person, but feel that same magnetism and intense intellect from video and his writings.

  39. 102 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm

  40. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    March 12, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    • 104 jacquelineoboomer
      March 12, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      • 105 susanne
        March 13, 2017 at 12:08 am

        That’s because he’s just there to get the oil. Like DT promised in his campaign, he’s going in there to take the oil. Tillerson has a lot of experience in that so he’s the perfect pick. Department of State is just a convenient place to put him on the official chart, but he obviously has no interest in diplomacy, other than the coercive kind that gets the oil. You can bet his Exxon stock will increase in value through his efforts. Ugh.

  41. 108 Nena20409
    March 12, 2017 at 9:16 pm

  42. 109 Nena20409
    March 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm

  43. 111 4morefor44
    March 12, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    wow. this woman is fierce! confronted shouty spice out in public today:

  44. 112 Nena20409
    March 12, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    • March 13, 2017 at 8:33 am

      We shouldn’t be surprised if he’s not donating his salary. It’s part of his MO…making promises for the optics, but not following through unless he’s forced to do so (again…the optics).

      If that’s the case, that makes me even angrier for the millions we’re paying for the extra security in New York and Florida…not to mention the revenue he’s directly getting at the taxpayers (of which he is not one) expense.

  45. 117 jacquelineoboomer
    March 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm

  46. March 12, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    This looks good…..

  47. 122 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 10:17 pm

  48. 123 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    I sure wish all those centipede shoes would all start dropping….

    • 124 desertflower
      March 12, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      Send this one around…easy to understand…

    • March 13, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Agreed, desertflower. There is soooooo much smoke it’s a wonder there hasn’t already been a spontaneous combustion. There should be a veritable inferno of epic proportions. 45/GOP and their obstruction is slowing down the inevitable. I hope the fallout is soon, swift, and thorough.

  49. 126 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Oh, baby!


    The Florida High Court’s Justices ruled that the Second Amendment does not protect that ridiculous “open carry” practice and it was another setback for the NRA’s attempts to force the nation’s courts to abolish any and all firearm restrictions as unconstitutional.

  50. 128 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    He needs to be shown the door.

  51. March 12, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    This should be a crime.

    • 131 sherijr
      March 12, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      Seems to be their modus operandi – too many calls- too much American outrage at their outrageous behavior.. and instead of learning or rethinking their outrageous behavior they just hang up on or ignore American’s concerns. Apparently their job is not to serve the people of America, but their own wants & wishes. I have never seen anything like this. It’s not normal and it’s not right.

      • 132 Sandy1110
        March 13, 2017 at 2:42 am

        That’s exactly what’s happening. The Cabinet picks are there to destroy their agencies from within, not to try to improve them.

        This is pResident Bannon’s plan.

      • March 13, 2017 at 8:40 am

        They can then make decisions based on their alternative facts that his is what their constituents want.

  52. 134 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 10:34 pm

  53. 135 jacquelineoboomer
    March 12, 2017 at 10:41 pm

  54. 136 arapaho415
    March 12, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    GE TODville (for those who are still up)…

    This is just like the old days, so posting at bottom of thread (instead of replying to DF, who broke the news 😀 ):

    circa 2:00pm EDT:

    The disrespect of this Omaha World Herald reporter ticks me off (who does she think she is?):

    Here’s a tweetable version of PBO’s visit to Omaha.

  55. 137 arapaho415
    March 13, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Media ignores the fact that #Resist is working…


    Latest on ACA GOP civil war:

    • 138 jacquelineoboomer
      March 13, 2017 at 12:46 am

      That’s a very odd pic in the tweet. First, the paper near the dolt’s hand looks to be hanging mid-air. Second, “his” chair looks bigger than the others, maybe because it’s the only way he’d know where to sit. Third, note the two schoolboys whispering at the far right in the background. And I see Pence is making his big move on the left. Oh, and, the missing Russian flag at the rear.

      Or maybe it’s just me.

      • 139 susanne
        March 13, 2017 at 1:38 am

        🙂 Good eye Jacqueline! The floating paper is indeed odd, as is the big boy chair. The dolt’s face is also indicative of how things are going at the WH about now.

    • March 13, 2017 at 8:45 am

      And it won’t help to *make* the ACA fail and blame it on the Democrats; especially since he arrogantly announced his intentions and especially since people are paying extra attention because they fear losing their insurance.

  56. 142 arapaho415
    March 13, 2017 at 12:16 am

    I’ll keep talking to myself (feels like it’s 8pm on west coast, though clock says it’s 9pm…):

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