You Have To Stand For Something

133 Responses to “You Have To Stand For Something”

  1. 1 57andfemale
    March 27, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Morning, TOD family

  2. 3 globalcitizenlinda
    March 27, 2017 at 11:13 am

    good morning! have a great day

  3. 4 globalcitizenlinda
    March 27, 2017 at 11:14 am

    • 5 Judith Fardig
      March 27, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Linda – this is wonderful! Thanks for the timely info. The entire corrupt administration should be purged before they do irrevocable damage.

    • 6 arapaho415
      March 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      GM GCL.

      Based on information posted here, sounds like Nunes is in up to his neck with Turkish ties, and tied at the hip to this corrupt administration.

      Most galling to me is this, from Wikipedia:

      “He was reelected in 2016,[2] having run unopposed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.”

      I like Ben Ray Luján’s backstory (don’t know anything other than what I’ve read about him), but DCCC dropped the ball on this.

      “Luján became the Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on November 18, 2014.”



    • 7 sjterrid
      March 28, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks, Linda! I called Congressman LoBiando’s office and spoke to aide. I tried calling the Intelligence Committee and Nunes’s Office this morning, but their mailbox is full.

  4. March 27, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Those of you that are on Facebook have seen my “many” posts about Chris Blue, one of our worship leaders who is on The Voice. Here is a video that the local NBC station did yesterday during/after one of our services. Any of you who watch The Voice or are willing to support Chris on my behalf, please do so. Most of us have the official app on our phone. Makes voting easy peasy. 🙂

    Please watch the video.

    • 9 Linda Perry
      March 27, 2017 at 11:24 am

      GOP- DONNIE all about LIES. Emperor has no Clothes period……

    • 10 purpleshoesla
      March 27, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      Talk about 6 degrees of separation. I passed around his Blind Audition on the Voice you tube video a couple of weeks back to family & friends and we’re all in Chris Blue’s camp! 🙂 He’s quite the talent and its was a very sweet & moving story about his fiancee.

  5. 11 CEB
    March 27, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Thinking of you, Dudette. Hope you are well; we miss you.

  6. March 27, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Good morning, NW and TODville.

    Josh has signed on with NBC as an analyst, so you’ll probably see more of him out there.

  7. March 27, 2017 at 11:25 am


  8. 15 JER
    March 27, 2017 at 11:28 am

  9. March 27, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Monday morning. Congrats 57, 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 are bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed, eager, and full of energy and enthusiasm 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 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  10. 18 JER
    March 27, 2017 at 11:35 am

    “Investors are worried about the challenges … [45] will face in trying to get his other policies passed which may well limit the government’s fiscal spending. The worry is that not only will this weigh on GDP, but potentially on inflation too. Thus, the Fed may not raise interest rates as aggressively as had been priced in, hence the fall in the dollar,” said Fawad Razaqzada, technical analyst at FOREX.com.

  11. March 27, 2017 at 11:37 am

    After the health-care fiasco, Trump’s next move may be even more disastrous:

    Now that the GOP plan to wipe out Obamacare lies in smoking ruins, President Trump is mulling a new and fiendishly clever scheme: allow the law to collapse, or even further undermine it through executive action, and pin the blame for the resulting human toll on Democrats. As it happens, Trump does have the tools to inflict immense damage on the Affordable Care Act and hurt a lot of people in the process.

    But once you subject this strategy to a moment’s scrutiny, it becomes obvious that it will not bring about the result Trump wants. Indeed, the thinking here reflects a resolute refusal to appreciate an important reason the repeal effort melted down in the first place.


  12. 20 JER
    March 27, 2017 at 11:39 am

  13. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    March 27, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Me? I stand for everything President Obama stands for! And everything Vice President Biden stands for! In other words, for the good of all Americans and for our good standing in the world at large.


  14. March 27, 2017 at 12:13 pm

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  16. March 27, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    It’s also Ryan, McConnell, and the entire Congressional GOP’s fault for not working on any sort of replacement for 7 years when they had every chance, and when these greedy, lazy asshats finally decided to throw something together, what they came up with was so abysmally horrifying, yet Ryan sold it as if was the end to the most horrible nightmare ever to strike civilization, proving to the entire civilized world, just HOW FUCKING STUPID, and how BAD at Governing the Republicans really are.

    They’re such IDIOTS, they don’t know how insurance itself works, but as a bonus, they’re too stupid to see how much they don’t know, and just how stupid they are.

    The best part is, 45* is just as dumb. And now the entire planet can see how stupid they ALL are, and are horrified Putin placed them in power.

    It’s also a perfect example of how an uneducated population is a National Security Risk.

    • March 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      And what makes all this really bad for civilization at large: They don’t understand why it’s so bad, they can’t take honest responsibility for any mistake, and they’re VINDICTIVE when they lose.

      So, after having already screwed the funding for the ACA because they thought this would all be easy, they’ll now ignore it, so it will tank and then they’ll just repeal it, and go back to the legalized embezzling we had before, which is what they want in the long run.

      Millions will still lose their insurance, premiums will skyrocket to make up for the loss, and all the shitty coverage/greed the old system was famous for will eventually destroy the old system too – which was also happening before.

      And the GOP will STILL think it’s not their fault.

  17. March 27, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      • March 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm

        WHAT If EXXON’s long range plan all along has been to MELT and DRILL the Arctic waters?
        EXXON is low on reserves and $megatrillions are tied up in the frozen Arctic.
        EXXON knew in 1975 that the Earth was warming and covered it up with a massive Climate Change Denial campaign. Melting the frozen Arctic waters would be a dream come true for Big Oil. It would make Putin a mega-trillionaire.
        ExxonMobil has expertise in Arctic drilling, while Putin has Siberia and he controls Rosneft with its oil reserves in inhospitable places.
        Rex Tillerson: Trump’s Secretary of State (former EXXON president and CEO) negotiated the $500 Billion deal with Putin and Sechin in 2014, to marry EXXON with Rosneft.
        PBO placed sanctions on that deal and it is in their way.
        See the map of EXXON plans for the Siberian Arctic here: https://thinkprogress.org/trump-russia-money-trail-oil-19c3ed417173#.8ke4zrsci
        Russian czar Tillerson is pivotal to Trump’s and Russian oil. Don’t listen to Tillerson’s “tired, didn’t ask for the job” human story stuff.
        How to lift sanctions on Russia is the central question for Trump.
        We must unpack the post-election sale of 19.5% of Rosneft oil.
        Greed knows no bounds.

  18. 34 jacquelineoboomer
    March 27, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Just thought of a fundraiser for some of the #Resist groups – or OFA, etc. Feel free to pass it on, if anybody wants to do so.

    As a fundraiser, a group should offer a Harry-Truman-replica “The buck stops here!” desk sign for sale. When people receive it, they can mail their sign individually and directly to Donald Trump c/o 1600. Or people can contribute and instead of just signing a petition which would be forwarded to the WH, the fundraiser folks can deliver individual desk signs all at once (via courier, Trump’s choice) straight over to the Oval.

    And all that with only two cups of coffee in me!

  19. 37 ydavis00
    March 27, 2017 at 12:58 pm

  20. 38 ydavis00
    March 27, 2017 at 1:11 pm

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  22. 40 ydavis00
    March 27, 2017 at 1:13 pm

  23. 42 ydavis00
    March 27, 2017 at 1:17 pm

  24. 43 ydavis00
    March 27, 2017 at 1:21 pm

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  26. 45 ydavis00
    March 27, 2017 at 1:23 pm

  27. 46 ydavis00
    March 27, 2017 at 1:23 pm

  28. March 27, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Robert Murray, founder and chief executive of Murray Energy—the nation’s largest privately held coal mining company—told the Guardian that many mining jobs were lost to technology and competition, rather than regulation.

    Trump can’t really change that, Murray said.

    “I suggested that he temper his expectations. Those are my exact words,” Murray said. “He can’t bring them back.”

  29. March 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    In 2010, the FBI launched Next Generation Identification, a sprawling, complex program designed to use biometric tools like facial recognition, finger and palm prints, and iris scans in criminal investigations. At the time, privacy advocates worried that the FBI would collect and use the data without adequate oversight or privacy protections, especially given the rapid advances in facial recognition technology.

    Last week, a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform found that privacy experts were right to be concerned: the FBI uses facial recognition without complying with privacy laws; 1 out of every 2 Americans’ photo is in some kind of FRT database; and facial recognition technology can reproduce race and gender bias, “misidentifying female and African American individuals at a higher rate.”

    “This has real-world impact; an inaccurate system will implicate people for crimes they didn’t commit, forcing them to try to prove their innocence and shifting the traditional burden of proof away from the government. Face recognition misidentifies African Americans and ethnic minorities, young people, and women at higher rates than whites, older people, and men, respectively.”

  30. March 27, 2017 at 1:33 pm


    ROUND UP your family, friends and neighbors if they live in any one of these districts!!

    We NEED these seats!!

  31. 54 Linda
    March 27, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    It appears that Boris Epstyn is OUT of the WH. The are looking for another job for him within the Admin. ( In the Moscow office ?)

    It also appears he was named in the July Fisa warrant.


    • 55 arapaho415
      March 27, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      GA Linda.

      Since I don’t have a television, have no idea who Boris Epshteyn is.

      Bill Palmer thinks Epshteyn is Nunes’ WH leaker, however, @cbsradionews said today that Nunes claims his source is w/ Intel, not the WH (even though he met the source at the WH — which makes NO sense at all).

  32. March 27, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    The real deal:

    • 57 arapaho415
      March 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      GM Meta.

      Don’t know who @rschooley is (his Twitter bio links a very brief IMDB bio referencing The Lion King), but he’s got a great Twitter timeline:

      He posted more examples of #RunGovernmentLikeABusiness this morning.

  33. 58 ydavis00
    March 27, 2017 at 1:42 pm

  34. March 27, 2017 at 1:50 pm


    • 61 arapaho415
      March 27, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Not surprisingly, the tone of this GOPolitico article makes you want to scream… ignores the fact that the GOP are nothing but grifters on the lookout for ways to line their pockets and get re-elected.

      But it does have some favorable bits about Speaker-For-Life-Pelosi:

      “’Ironically, the president who ran as the great deal-maker couldn’t even make a deal with the people on his own team. It’s our leader who continues to unify us,’ Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, a close Pelosi ally, told POLITICO…”

      snip /

      “The next big showdown in Congress comes at the end of April, when government funding runs out. Pelosi has already made clear her caucus won’t support any spending bill that provides money for Trump’s proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.”

      • March 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm

        I just was surprised to learn that she was considering retiring if HRC won. It will be a HUGE deal in SF when she does decide to leave.

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  37. 68 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Congrats, 57andFemale on your solid Au ⭐
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ Dudette ❤ }}}
    NW, Thank you.

  38. March 27, 2017 at 3:11 pm

  39. 71 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Last week, KS.
    This week, GA?

    #ThanksObama! From the Citizens on KS & GA. They have seen the #ObamaCareLight? 😉

  40. March 27, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    This is a silly article but I’m glad our guys are getting the attention.

  41. 73 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 3:15 pm

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  43. 75 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 3:18 pm

  44. 76 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 3:32 pm

  45. 77 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 3:37 pm

  46. 78 No Child Left Behind
    March 27, 2017 at 3:38 pm

  47. 79 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I hope this is the TRUTH…….that GOP in the Senate are short of the 60 threshold.

    • March 27, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Then why am I hearing that Schumer may be offering to confirm Gorsuch in return for a promise that Republicans won’t nuke the filibuster next time?

      • 81 57andfemale
        March 27, 2017 at 3:52 pm

        Because, I think the right is driving this narrative. Schumer said he would filibuster last week. Yes, it’s what you would have expected Schumer to do in the past, but he’s been pretty damned strong against this atrocity of an administration.

      • 82 57andfemale
        March 27, 2017 at 4:03 pm

        UPDATE: it was not Schumer. It was Chris Coons of CT(?) who floated the idea of making a deal with McConnell so he wouldn’t be mean to Dems and not go nuclear on any other Trump nominees. Because McConnell has always honored his deals, right?

        • March 27, 2017 at 4:12 pm

          Oh. Okay. That’s good to know, though none of them should be thinking that way. And yeah, you’re right about McConnell always honoring his deals. Plus, he seems to have a knack for making up rules as he goes along. But even more, I still have a problem with what he did regarding Merrick Garland.

          • 84 57andfemale
            March 28, 2017 at 1:51 pm

            Schumer has the votes for filibuster. It’s been a big discussion today on how unified the Dems are on Gorsuch.

            • March 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm

              I read something yesterday about Manchin voting for cloture, but not necessarily for confirmation.

              However, like you said 57, even with Manchin’s defection, “Senior Democratic sources are now increasingly confident that Gorsuch can’t clear a filibuster…”


    • 86 57andfemale
      March 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      Unless there are a good number of Repubs voting against Gorsuch, I just don’t see two brave Repubs being the ones to stand in the way of Gorsuch. Let’s be clear: Gorsuch is exactly who ANY GOP POTUS would pick in this political climate.

      I’m highly doubtful that this is true.

  48. 87 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 3:41 pm

  49. 88 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 3:43 pm

  50. 89 JER
    March 27, 2017 at 3:45 pm

  51. 90 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 3:47 pm

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  53. March 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Without an Independent bi-partisan investigation we will not get the truth concerning Trump and Russia. I do not trust any of these Republicans, their only goal is to protect Trump,

  54. 93 57andfemale
    March 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    A great phrase I heard this morning: “Gorsuch gives us 40 years of Trump”.

  55. 94 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 3:59 pm

  56. March 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm

  57. 96 Linda
    March 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Breitbart Denied Permanent Senate Press Gallery Credentials

    The credentialing committee for Capitol Hill reporters announced today that it will not grant Breitbart.com’s request for permanent credentials at this time, citing the website’s failure to demonstrate editorial independence from key supporters of President Donald Trump.

    Members of the Standing Committee of the Senate Press Gallery referenced several concerns with Breitbart’s bid for permanent status at a hearing this morning. These included the lack of evidence proving that former Breitbart chief executive and current White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon had actually separated himself from the website; questions about whether Rebekah Mercer, who owns part of the outlet and was a key funder of Trump’s presidential campaign, also plays an editorial role; the fact that some on the masthead have also received payments from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), a nonprofit group funded by Mercer and previously led by Bannon; and issues surrounding Breitbart’s apparent use of office space not zoned for commercial leases.

    The committee is requesting more information from Breitbart by April 14.


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  59. 98 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 4:03 pm

  60. 100 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 4:16 pm

  61. 101 desertflower
    March 27, 2017 at 4:17 pm

  62. 102 desertflower
    March 27, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    What a nasty APP

  63. 103 desertflower
    March 27, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Because business comes before actual people.


    President Trump repealed the so-called “blacklisting rule” Monday that required federal contractors to disclose labor violations.

    The Obama-era rule was intended to prevent the government from contracting with businesses responsible for wage theft or workplace safety violations at any point within the last three years. But business groups feared it gave unions the upper hand at the bargaining table.

    Trump struck down the blacklisting rule, along with three other regulations aimed at protecting the environment and students, Monday afternoon during a White House signing ceremony.

    The other regulations Trump overturned include the Interior Department’s land use rule, as well as the Education Department’s rules for teacher preparation and school accountability.

    The regulatory repeals provide a much-needed distraction for the White House, as Republicans look to quickly turn the page on their failed attempt to eliminate ObamaCare.

    Employers were particularly concerned about the blacklisting rule.

  64. 104 No Child Left Behind
    March 27, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    …to say what?

  65. 107 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 4:31 pm

  66. 108 No Child Left Behind
    March 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm

  67. 109 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 4:56 pm

  68. 110 Nena20409
    March 27, 2017 at 4:58 pm

  69. 111 0388jojothecat
    March 27, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Just saw this pasted on FB:

    The school voucher system proposed by Education secretary Betsy DeVos does not mean you can choose any school you want your kid to go to. It means the public education program will be dismantled.
    If your child has an IEP (individual education plan for students with special needs), kiss it goodbye.
    If you have a job in special-education, if you’re a special education teacher, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, a para, a teacher’s aid, or an ESL (English as a second language) teacher, you’ll go first.
    House Bill 610 makes some large changes. Inform yourselves. This bill will effectively start the school voucher system to be used by children ages 5-17 and starts the defunding process of public schools. The bill will eliminate the Elementary and Education Act of 1965, which is the nation’s educational law that provides equal opportunity in education. ESSA is a big comprehensive program that covers programs for struggling learners, advanced and gifted kids in AP classes, ESL classes, classes for minorities such as Native Americans, Rural Education, Education for the Homeless, School Safety (Gun-Free schools), Monitoring and Compliance, and Federal Accountability Programs.
    The Bill also abolishes the Nutritional Act of 2012 (No Hungry Kids Act) which provides nutritional standards in school breakfast and lunch.
    The bill has no wording whatsoever protecting Special Needs kids, no mention of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), and FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education). Some things ESSA does for Children with Disabilities:
    -Ensures access to the general education curriculum.
    -Ensures access to accommodations on assessments.
    -Ensures concepts of Universal Design for Learning.
    -Includes provisions that require local education agencies to provide evidence-based interventions in schools with consistently underperforming subgroups.
    -Requires states in Title I plans to address how they will improve conditions for learning including reducing incidents of bullying and harassment in schools, overuse of discipline practices and reduce the use of aversive behavioral interventions (such as restraints and seclusion).
    Please call your representative and ask him/her to vote NO on House Bill 610 (HR 610) introduced by three Republican reps.
    PLEASE copy and paste, don’t just share. That limits it to friends we have in common.

  70. March 27, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    That kid has no idea what’s headed toward him ….

  71. March 27, 2017 at 5:33 pm


  72. March 27, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    back to work …..

  73. March 27, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I cannot stand this smarmy arrogant idiot. I really hope he goes down with the rest of them.

  74. March 27, 2017 at 6:21 pm

  75. March 27, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Perhaps we be concerned about his mental state…the pressure is obviously getting to him.

    WH security must be pretty shoddy if he can do this.

    • 119 idon
      March 27, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Yep but this is what puzzles me:

      • March 27, 2017 at 7:17 pm

        Now that you mention it, that is a question that is still unanswered…as far as I know.

        Intially, there was a lot of mentions about Comey visiting the WH…then nothing.

        • 121 idon
          March 27, 2017 at 7:35 pm

          Not only did Comey visit the White House on Friday but he brought a significant number of agents with him.I’m guessing they collected evidence then increased risk use of secure classified govt Internet systems

  76. March 27, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Another episode of this does not apply to me…

    • March 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      Over the weekend, the Pentagon admitted to launching an airstrike on a Daeshi truck bomb in the crowded civilian neighborhood of al-Jadida in Mosul, Iraq, which leveled the surrounding area and killed as many as 200 people.

      On March 16th, US airstrikes hit a mosque complex in al-Jinnah, Syria, killing at least 46 innocents.

      On March 22nd, US airstrikes hit a school in Raqqa, killing at least 33 refugees.

      Mosques. Schools. Crowded neighborhoods. These are the kinds of places that the Trump administration has authorized airstrikes against, unless we are to believe reports that say the Trump administration has given carte blanche to the Pentagon when it comes to strike authorization.

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    • March 27, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    • 130 arapaho415
      March 27, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      GA Meta.

      That is HILARIOUS!

      Especially liked the tip-toeing, 🙂 .

      Also liked the pre-roll ad (which I usually skip) — for “The Promise,” a movie that opens next month… if anyone here knows more about the film, would love to here from you.

  80. March 27, 2017 at 7:36 pm

  81. 132 JER
    March 27, 2017 at 7:43 pm

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