Honoring The Great Chuck Berry

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  1. 3 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Yes they do:) Congrats, Don. Again.

    • 4 jacquelineoboomer
      March 19, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      The AARP and other retiree groups had better pay attention to this one, and the others being proposed, or people will end their memberships. They fell in line in George W back in ’05 or around that time, and I immediately canceled my membership along with gazillions of others. Don’t mess with Medicare – we earned it, fat-ass fools, just like we earned retirement benefits!

      #IHaveSpoken 🙂

      • 5 Bill R.
        March 19, 2017 at 11:56 pm

        AARP has come out strong against repeal of the ACA and Medicare voucher. In 05′ they supported the Bush Medicare Part D program, which was something of a giveaway to the drug companies but as a Medicare recipient, I can tell you I’m glad Medicare Part D is there now.

        • 6 jacquelineoboomer
          March 20, 2017 at 12:01 am

          Yes, and I also “forgave” AARP a while back (and also got a free membership somewhere) and am glad they’re speaking up now!

  2. 7 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 6:46 pm


  3. 8 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Share. Widely.

  4. 9 Judith Fardig
    March 19, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Nice work, Don! Is there any heinous thing this corrupt administration won’t do?

  5. 10 otter 44
    March 19, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    No they are devil spawn.

  6. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you for this post to honor Chuck Berry, Nerdy! I’m glad he got his due when he was still with us, unlike so many of the early rock ‘n’ roll greats!

  7. 12 Judith Fardig
    March 19, 2017 at 7:07 pm

  8. 14 Judith Fardig
    March 19, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I am not 100% on board with MoveOn but wanted to alert people of a conference call livestream link. Happening in less than an hour.

    Ready to Resist: Sun, March 19 Strategy and Action Call
    Sunday, March 19, 8 p.m. ET (7 CT/6 MT/5 PT)

    This week: Reverend Dr. William Barber II, Senator Jeff Merkley, MoveOn Organizing Director Victoria Kaplan, and more!

    Thank you for your interest in tonight’s call! Registration is now closed. But don’t worry; you can stream tonight’s call live and for free starting at 8 p.m. ET (7 CT/6 MT/5 PT below, or at this link:


  9. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2017 at 7:18 pm


  10. 19 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    This is better to look at.

  11. 22 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    He won’t, but I’m with Wanda 🙂

  12. 23 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I hope the IC investigating is connecting all these dots.

  13. 24 JER
    March 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm

  14. March 19, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    • 26 Don
      March 19, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      For the last six plus years these bastards have demonized Obamacare, and now their voters are about to walk the plank with some fucked up version of Frankensteincare. I’m sorry but I don’t pity these fuckers not one bit, they’ve looked the other way when it came to having sympathy for their fellow man. And now these fuckers are in a panic because the politicians that they thought gave a damn about them really didn’t. I mean really, I hate to sound cruel, but this is some Jim Jones level of blind obedience.

      • March 19, 2017 at 8:44 pm

        I remember Jonestown very well because Jones and his flock wound up in the Bay Area so when the story broke it was unfreakin’believable. It was hard to imagine the long slow indoctrination process that led to this insane tragedy. But YES, we are seeing it now with this tyrant in the WH. Talk about cognitive dissonance! So many people have been completely brainwashed, thanks to their racism and Fox Nation stirring up the Kool-Aid.

        • 28 Don
          March 19, 2017 at 8:50 pm

          Meta, this is some real life shit., I work with people that think like this and it is maddening. I’m still holding out hope that its something more that pure racism that have these fuckers about to take a shotgun to their own nuts.

          • March 19, 2017 at 8:54 pm

            It’s almost like they want to go broke and die for him or something. Trump is so completely repulsive and hideous, yet he is their savior. Well, this is one spoon of snake oil that will hit them square in the pocketbook. Good luck with that, Trumptown.

  15. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      March 19, 2017 at 8:08 pm

  16. March 19, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    does anyone have any thoughts on what might be the topic of his book…

    • 33 susanne
      March 19, 2017 at 11:59 pm

      hi Sheila, just my guess of course, but since there is sooo much material to bring forth, he’ll focus on the first election and the first 100 days– then he’ll write another book, and another (okay, I’m hoping/praying for lots of books 🙂 )

  17. 34 JER
    March 19, 2017 at 8:11 pm

  18. 36 JER
    March 19, 2017 at 8:21 pm

  19. 37 JER
    March 19, 2017 at 8:28 pm

  20. 38 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 8:41 pm

  21. March 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm


  22. March 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm


    • 48 Don
      March 19, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Damn right! we going to the motherfucking mattresses.

    • 49 jewelz
      March 19, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      I’m with senator Blumenthal. No democrats should be voting for Gorsuch. Force republican to use the nuclear option to get him confirm. Do to them what they did to Merrick Garland.

    • March 19, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      I am supporting Sen. Blumenthal 100%, because I have NOT forgotten how Mitch McConnell did Judge Garland.

  23. 51 4morefor44
    March 19, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    is this a crazy thought? maybe we should hope trump can stay in there past the midterms at least, so that he can continue revealing what he and the repubs are all about, so much so that “the news” can’t possibly provide cover anymore, and more uninformed voters will be wakened up. i know that means all the crazy and harm he’ll inflict upon people before he’s impeached/resigns, but pence won’t really be much different, will he? everything right now is about the midterms and getting back the house and senate, or at least one of those.

  24. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Has everybody seen THIS? It’s absolutely perfect.

  25. 55 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Anyone else on that MoveOn call? Rev. Barber was an inspiration…

  26. 56 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 9:24 pm

  27. 57 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 9:26 pm


  28. 58 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    No trust…


    The political appointee charged with keeping watch over Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his aides has offered unsolicited advice so often that after just four weeks on the job, Pruitt has shut him out of many staff meetings, according to two senior administration officials.

    At the Pentagon, they’re privately calling the former Marine officer and fighter pilot who’s supposed to keep his eye on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis “the commissar,” according to a high-ranking defense official with knowledge of the situation. It’s a reference to Soviet-era Communist Party officials who were assigned to military units to ensure their commanders remained loyal.

    Most members of President Trump’s Cabinet do not yet have leadership teams in place or even nominees for top deputies. But they do have an influential coterie of senior aides installed by the White House who are charged — above all — with monitoring the secretaries’loyalty, according to eight officials in and outside the administration.

    This shadow government of political appointees with the title of senior White House adviser is embedded at every Cabinet agency, with offices in or just outside the secretary’s suite. The White House has installed at least 16 of the advisers at departments including Energy and Health and Human Services and at some smaller agencies such as NASA, according to records first obtained by ProPublica through a Freedom of Information Act request.

  29. 60 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 9:43 pm



    In the past two months, Republican lawmakers who have dared to brave town halls have been upbraided, booed and yelled at over policy decisions, Cabinet votes or even just the fact that they share a party affiliation with a polarizing president.

    Some legislators are taking a simple lesson from the shouting: You can’t get booed if you don’t show up.

    Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) has rejected calls to host a town hall, saying in a letter that he doesn’t want to give “more publicity to those on the far left who have so much hatred, anger and frustration in them.”

    And voters in Lexington, Ky., have been clamoring for the state’s congressional representatives — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr — to tackle constituents’ questions in person. They even booked a venue for Saturday and hand-delivered town hall invites to the politicians’ offices.

    The legislators were a no-show, but that didn’t stop things. Instead of McConnell, Paul and Barr, organizers propped up three mannequins wearing suits.

    They called it the “Empty Suits” town hall.

    tnmtngirl…is that YOUR COWARD? 🙂 LOL

    • March 19, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      Yes, of course, it is. 😦 He’s the one that called us “kooks” and some other not so nice words. They’ve all forgotten or don’t care that they are paid by us and are supposed to serve everyone.

    • 63 Judith Fardig
      March 20, 2017 at 2:48 am

      Good tactic! Blast it all over social media and to the press!

  30. March 19, 2017 at 10:18 pm

  31. 65 ydavis00
    March 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    • 66 jacquelineoboomer
      March 19, 2017 at 11:01 pm

      I saw the letter sent to Chuck Berry (by Carl Sagan, et al.) when that occurred, so he knew at the time. How great is that!

  32. March 19, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Tell it Like It is

  33. 68 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I know it’s late for some of you, but I thought that I would share my inspiration that came to me after I listened to Rev. Barber speak on the conference call tonight. I think that everyone reading this idea I had ,should share it, do it, pass it on to others if you think it would be impactful. I think it will.
    Rev. Barber said a lot this evening…I took notes and would be happy to share what he said…but the one thing that stuck with me is that we have to put a face on our protests and we have to make them morally right and strong. This can not be about Republicans and Democrats…left/right issue. This healthcare issue, and every other issue that we face with this corrupt and morally bankrupt administration, has to be framed from a morality standpoint. I agree with that argument. That said, the idea that I came up with is to go to the Dollar Store(s) and buy up baby dolls…all kinds of baby dolls…and swaddle them…and then safety pin how a child in your state will be impacted by the Repeal of Obamacare or the Installation of the deathcare that they have come up with….make it specific to your state and if you can find families that will be directly impacted by this…say a family from “X” will …

    I would go to place these dolls after the offices have closed for the night….no destruction of property ..just quite an impactful, moving scene when the office staff workers arrive in the morning….swaddled babies with stories to share…The more we do, the more effect it will have. This is why we’re here now….this is the reason we Resist. We are fighting for our families, our friends and our neighbors…some we know, some we will never know. We need to come together and take this stand and so many others…Well, who’s with me? Share this idea.

    • March 19, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      Quick before I fall asleep sitting here. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing with us. Hope lots of folks see it and many will chime in with ideas like this. We can all do something. We must all do something.

      • 70 desertflower
        March 19, 2017 at 11:12 pm

        {{{{tnmtngirl}}}} Thanks! I’ll try to remember to bring it over to the morning thread…if I miss it, I hope someone can do that for me:) We need to raise the roof and make an impact!

    • 71 Judith Fardig
      March 20, 2017 at 2:53 am

      Great idea! This will have a powerful visual impact and may shame the “pro-lifers” into thinking before they vote on 3/23.

      • 72 desertflower
        March 20, 2017 at 8:40 am

        It means a lot to me that you think this is a good tactic….the woman in the trenches:) Thank you, Judith…feel free to share the idea:) Even MORE impactful!!

  34. 73 ydavis00
    March 19, 2017 at 10:34 pm

  35. March 19, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I hope the mole is found

  36. 79 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Because those poors shouldn’t be able to have help from the govt….but those rich folks’ll rob us blind and its ok!

  37. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2017 at 11:08 pm

  38. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2017 at 11:11 pm

  39. 88 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    • 89 cd4biden
      March 19, 2017 at 11:38 pm

      If I tweeted I would put up the number of miles Secretarys Clinton and Kerry logged while Sect of State vs the miles Tired Tillerson (I love that!) has logged so far and say something like, if you can’t cut the mustard then do us all a favor and leave!

      • 90 desertflower
        March 19, 2017 at 11:44 pm

        There’s a visual! Holy shit.


        Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday officially passed Hillary Clinton’s total for miles traveled abroad while secretary, with a little more than a year to spare in his time left in office.

        From his time as secretary that began on Feb. 1, 2013, Kerry has traveled 957,744 miles, most recently to France on Monday to participate in the climate talks in Paris, according to State Department data. In her four years as secretary from 2009 to 2013, Clinton traveled 956,733 miles.

        And SOS Kerry traveled like that for another YEAR. #TiredTillerson

  40. 91 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    What would the Republican “health” “care” plan do for him? Pre-existing condition? Bankrupt parents?

  41. 92 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Damn good idea. They’ll be busy

  42. 93 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Prof. Tribe knows:)

  43. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    We’re dreaming all this, right? We’ve all been drugged and it’s nightmares not real life, right?

  44. 97 desertflower
    March 19, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Gee…ya think?!

  45. March 19, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Judge Garland was recommended to President Obama by Orrin Hatch himself: Words Of Praise for Merrick Garland (a Republican) from GOP Senators, Chief Justice Roberts: http://www.afj.org/gop-words-of-praise-for-supreme-court-nominee-merrick-garland
    NYT: “Should Democrats ultimately deny the judge the necessary backing to clear the way for an up-or-down vote, Republicans seem more than ready to take the potentially volatile procedural steps to eliminate the 60-vote threshold on high court picks and summarily install him over Democratic objections. That ending will be hard to swallow for many Democrats and their activist allies, considering Senate Republicans completely stonewalled the nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland made by President Barack Obama almost exactly one year ago, on March 16, 2016. They are not yet ready to concede that outcome.”
    – Democrats please ask Neil Gorsuch tomorrow about the constitutionality of Republicans like McConnell in his party who heard every nominee to the Supreme Court over the last 30 years —– until Merrick Garland.
    – Hatch said: “President (Obama) told me several times he’s going to name a moderate…(he) could easily name Merrick Garland.”

  46. March 19, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Hearing is this morning.

  47. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    March 20, 2017 at 12:10 am

  48. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    March 20, 2017 at 12:19 am

  49. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    March 20, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea. Calendar says March 20th is the first day of Spring! I’ll believe it when I see it – Ha!

  50. 103 arapaho415
    March 20, 2017 at 1:16 am

    GE/GM TODville.

    Spent the evening fighting with my computer and my digital camera’s SDcard — was hoping to be able to post a celebration for the first day of Spring, but hopefully can do so tomorrow (apparently deleted the photos I took this morning, so hoping weather conditions are favorable tomorrow to take some [cloudy, not crisp] photos — forecast is for rain (again), after a week of warm weather (temps around 80F).

    Before signing off tonight, here’s some more info on what a disaster this FUBAR jackbooted thug and president Bannon are.

    re: Tillerson in Asia:

    • 104 arapaho415
      March 20, 2017 at 1:23 am

      One more… good news for Dems.

      We have to be diligent and take back the House, Senate (which may be an uphill battle given the seats up for election in 2018) whether or not FUBAR president is impeached (Pence would be worse on domestic issues — at least now there’s a battle between Bannon and Paul Ryan, but DJT’s foreign policy has meant erratic sleep patterns for me).

  51. 105 Bill R.
    March 20, 2017 at 1:50 am

    John Dean of Watergate fame says: “This is someone who has seen the evidence.”

    • March 20, 2017 at 8:16 am

      LOVE Rep. Speier. She is solid, a woman who speaks the truth, stands up for our nation’s principles and values and does so with determination and intellect. Thank you so much for posting, Bill R.

      (Reminder that Rep Speier was part of the group that went to Jonestown to investigate and was wounded in the shoot out at the airport as they were leaving.)

  52. 107 ydavis00
    March 20, 2017 at 3:36 am

    This s as probably been posted.

  53. 110 JER
    March 20, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  54. 111 JER
    March 20, 2017 at 8:24 am

    • March 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Good morning all. That tweet/info makes me sad and angry at the same time. I see this as a win for the 45 administration. the fear is working.

      It also reminds me of jackieg. Some of us have asked about her from time to time; have checked her Facebook page to see last post and those that tweet, have checked that. Those that tweet, could you please try contacting her again. I so miss her. She worked SO hard in PA. Having her seemingly ‘drop out’ of everything is an example of another win for 45………totally shutting down someone like that. This whole mess is a living 24/7 nightmare. 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦

  55. March 20, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Schneiderman is FIERCE!!

  56. March 20, 2017 at 8:29 am

    • 115 desertflower
      March 20, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Thanks for posting this, meta! Need to call our Senators and be armed with the reasons we oppose this extreme choice….

  57. 116 JER
    March 20, 2017 at 8:33 am

  58. 117 JER
    March 20, 2017 at 8:38 am

  59. 118 Don
    March 20, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Good Morning TOD, may the day end with indictments and at least on the road to an indictment. I’m not greedy.

  60. March 20, 2017 at 8:55 am

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