Joe! Joe! Joe!



130 Responses to “Joe! Joe! Joe!”

  1. 1 99ts
    April 26, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    hello TOD & Nerdy – blessings

  2. 3 jacquelineoboomer
    April 26, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Be still my old lady heart! Thank you, Nerdy darlin’ !!!!!

  3. 4 jacquelineoboomer
    April 26, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    • 5 cd4biden
      April 26, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      I go nuts, too, every time I hear his name or see a photo, and especially when he gives a speech.
      Love the guy, love his family. So, so glad he was our VPOTUS for 8 years!
      And I bet there will be lots of photos with him in them in Pete’s book due out in November. Can’t wait for that.

  4. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    April 26, 2017 at 10:22 pm

  5. 9 jacquelineoboomer
    April 26, 2017 at 10:23 pm

  6. 17 jacquelineoboomer
    April 26, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    This one’s for you, meta!

  7. 18 GGAIL
    April 26, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    VP Joe is a handsome man with a warm wonderful smile 💕

  8. 21 cd4biden
    April 26, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Hey meta, have you seen this? Sounds like a super event, and right in your neck of the woods. http://www.joyouspersistence.com
    Love the work of most of these women. Got to get an early bird ticket before the prices go up! Hoping to be able to go. I need some Joyous in my life these days!

  9. 22 jacquelineoboomer
    April 26, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    RWNJs hold the House, Senate, and WH. And they can’t even get a CR until Sept. 30.

    And I laugh.

  10. 23 jacquelineoboomer
    April 27, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Goodnight, Nerdy and TODville – and the Bidens and the Obamas – and all the ships at sea! Hope y’all have a good sleep, when you get there.

    Me? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  11. 24 cd4biden
    April 27, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Check out this Heineken ad from Great Britain. What a great way to get a constructive conversation started.


  12. April 27, 2017 at 5:57 am

    And it won’t be just one book or speech. Obama has lots to say and lots of insight. That he’s well paid to do so? Obama is a young man with 2 girls to put through college. None of that is cheap. He has a house in DC. That’s not cheap either.

    Jimmy Carter didn’t to the speech circuit because it wasn’t as set up as now, and because he lost his bid for a second term. There wasn’t exactly a great demand for him and speeches.

    For a brief moment I wished that Biden would have been our next President. I think he would have demolished Orange Cheeto,Russians or no.
    But I,m glad to see him happy and relaxed.

  13. 30 Jey
    April 27, 2017 at 6:21 am

    I am still hoping that the last election results will be null and void.
    That there will be a call for new election with Biden at the helm.
    One can hope 🙂

    Have a good day everyone.

  14. 31 JER
    April 27, 2017 at 8:26 am

  15. April 27, 2017 at 8:35 am

  16. 33 JER
    April 27, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    • 34 GGAIL
      April 27, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Good West Coast morning JER. Thank you for your wonderful greetings in the morning. They help me to start my day on a positive and uplifting vibe 😘

  17. 35 desertflower
    April 27, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Morning everyone. You can read the complaint on Sessions yourself.

  18. 37 ydavis00
    April 27, 2017 at 9:02 am

  19. 38 ydavis00
    April 27, 2017 at 9:04 am

  20. 39 ydavis00
    April 27, 2017 at 9:05 am

  21. 41 desertflower
    April 27, 2017 at 9:17 am

  22. 42 ydavis00
    April 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

  23. April 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

    • April 27, 2017 at 9:26 am

      I watched [most of] this interview this morning. Most notable, Mnuchin could not guarantee anything and refused to discuss specifics — especially regarding the impact on 45 and his family — because they have no details as to the whats and hows of this plan, the financial impact to individuals and groups, and the cost to the country (i.e., impact to the deficit).

      The 2005 tax that was released already indicates that these high level tax reform proposals would have a favorable impact to 45’s (and others in his income bracket) bottom line.

    • April 27, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Should someone making $150M+ pay less than 5% federal tax rate?

      Mnuchin: “This is not about [Trump’s] taxes.”

      Why don’t ppl have right to know how [plan] will affect Trump?

      “Public has lots of info on President’s financials.”

  24. 46 ydavis00
    April 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

  25. April 27, 2017 at 9:27 am

    If this is so, I pray it continues to be the case…

  26. April 27, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Time to call Congress:

    These are the GOPers whose district was won by Hillary Clinton in 2016 – call them:

    California 10 R+1 Jeff Denham
    California 21 D+2 David Valadao
    Arizona 2 R+3 Martha McSally
    California 25 R+3 Steve Knight
    California 39 R+5 Ed Royce
    California 45 R+7 Mimi Walters
    California 48 R+7 Dana Rohrabacher
    California 49 R+4 Darrell Issa
    Colorado 6 D+1 Mike Coffman
    Florida 26 EVEN Carlos Curbelo
    Florida 27 R+1 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
    Illinois 6 R+4 Peter Roskam
    Kansas 3 R+6 Kevin Yoder
    Minnesota 3 R+2 Erik Paulsen
    New Jersey 7 R+6 Leonard Lance
    Pennsylvania 6 R+2 Ryan Costello
    Pennsylvania 7 R+2 Patrick Meehan
    Texas 7 R+13 John Culberson
    Texas 23 R+3 Will Hurd
    Texas 32 R+10 Pete Sessions
    Virginia 10 R+2 Barbara Comstock
    Washington 8 R+1 Dave Reichert

    • 49 arapaho415
      April 27, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      GM Meta.

      Very interesting list, and a lot of work you’ve done on this, thank you.

      Darrell Issa’s CD is +R4, which is what my (former) CD was, before redistricting after 2010 census and CA’s independent commission which determines CD boundaries. We’re now D+7 — what a difference this commission has made.

      Would be interesting to find out why some of these hugely R districts voted for HRC too.

  27. 50 desertflower
    April 27, 2017 at 9:32 am

    But CONGRESS will keep THEIR Health insurance!!

  28. 51 desertflower
    April 27, 2017 at 9:32 am

  29. April 27, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Lawrence on Trump’s disastrous one-page tax proposal rollout
    The White House unveiled a one-page outline of their tax proposal, providing almost no detail about what the final plan will look like. But one thing we do know: the wealthy would get a massive tax cut. Lawrence O’Donnell speaks with David Cay Johnston and Adam Jentleson.

  30. 54 desertflower
    April 27, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Using those 2005 tax returns…..

  31. April 27, 2017 at 9:35 am

    “It’s Been Chaos”

    How our panel of frustrated Republican voters view Trump’s first 100 days.

    By Seth Stevenson

    Last year, I began talking to a panel of Republican voters who weren’t fond of Donald Trump. I spoke to them during the primaries in March, after Trump became the presumptive nominee in May, and just before the election at the end of October. This was never a scientific undertaking—my sample size is tiny, found through my own social and professional networks. It’s just been a glimpse into the thought processes of some longtime Republicans who are deeply uncomfortable with the idea of Trump as the face of their party. With the 100-day mark of the new administration nearing, I thought I’d check in with them once again to see how they’re feeling about the Trump era.

  32. 56 desertflower
    April 27, 2017 at 9:36 am

  33. April 27, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Trumpcare wins Freedom Caucus, loses moderates (& maybe GA-6?)
    Republicans are rapidly shifting positions on the Obamacare repeal bill. The Freedom Caucus now supports the bill, but moderates are backing away. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly and Vox health care reporter Sarah Kliff join Lawrence O’Donnell.

  34. April 27, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Jared Kushner courts scandal with sketchy business backers
    Rachel Maddow shares new reporting from the New York Times that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s secret financial backers are a family with businesses under investigation for corruption.

  35. April 27, 2017 at 9:46 am

    White House hypes ‘OK’ North Korea briefing for senators
    Rachel Maddow looks at escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea and the peculiar, special all-senators briefing by the White House that left attendees underwhelmed.

  36. April 27, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Booker: Public pushback stopped Trumpcare, may be needed again
    Senator Cory Booker talks with Rachel Maddow about attempts to resurrect a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare and the resistance such a move is likely to encounter in the Senate and with the American public.

  37. April 27, 2017 at 9:49 am

    In a way, screwing with the individual market is a smokescreen. AHCA still ends Medicaid expansion and slow-strangles all Medicaid.

    — xpostfactoid (@xpostfactoid) April 27, 2017

  38. April 27, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Breaking News: The Inspector General has opened Flynn investigation

  39. 63 ydavis00
    April 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

  40. April 27, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Russian-owned Rosneft can claim ownership of U.S. oil if Citgo oil defaults on billions in loans.
    “If Venezuela defaults on its bond payments, (Putin’s) Rosneft could own several refineries, nine pipelines, and distribution terminals all across the Eastern U.S., from Texas to Maine, without any government oversight. If the Russians end up owning Citgo, they will be using American consumers to fund their autocracy and Assad’s brutality in Syria.”
    Trump is suspected to be one of the anonymous buyers of a 19.5% stake purchased in Rosneft last December. Clearly Putin has plans for America beyond removing sanctions on EXXON/Rosneft oil in the Arctic.

  41. 67 CEB
    April 27, 2017 at 10:21 am

    African-Americans, especially women and “woke” young people are watching all of this DNC racism and condescension and gross mismanagement. We see and Black and Brown man allowing themselves to be outmaneuvered by an old white guy, who is not even a member of the party and his ignorant cult. We see and hear a Black man taking on the old despised role of the crab in the bucket and we are not pleased. Democrats have the numbers, but no strategy and an awful habit of turning on each other, and an ineffective leadership. My hopes, prayers, energy and funds are allocated to grassroots efforts and long established, inclusive, and successful groups. The DNC leadership and most of those in congress, especially the men, are more interested position and will do anything to keep it. We have not and will not see courageous acts from them in this fight to rescue and to improve our country.

  42. 70 desertflower
    April 27, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Guess he thought that he was above the law, or he wouldn’t get caught….

  43. 71 desertflower
    April 27, 2017 at 10:41 am


  44. 72 57andfemale
    April 27, 2017 at 10:42 am


  45. 73 desertflower
    April 27, 2017 at 10:43 am

    THIS, too:)

  46. 75 57andfemale
    April 27, 2017 at 10:48 am

  47. 76 desertflower
    April 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

    2 US troops killed today fighting ISIL in Afghanistan/ WaPo on my phone

  48. 77 JER
    April 27, 2017 at 10:57 am

    SOON: House Minority Leader Pelosi holds weekly news briefing – http://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-4?cid=share_twitter_widget

  49. April 27, 2017 at 11:12 am

    If it hasn’t been mentioned here before, Resistbot will fax messages for you. If you text RESIST to 50409, it’ll take you through the set-up process. It will fax whatever you text to it to both of your Senators and your Congresscritter

    • April 27, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      thanks….i can imagine him singing in her ear….smilin…unlike the current First Lady that can’t stand being under the same roof with her husband

  50. April 27, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I really like this young man. I hope he perseveres.

  51. April 27, 2017 at 11:27 am

    A suggestion from BJ:

    I spent today’s phone call to DC demanding that my Congressman force the White House to turn over documents about Flynn. And demanding that he vote to release Trump’s taxes.

    “He’s got two choices: he can help Americans find out the truth. Or he can be part of the cover-up.”

  52. April 27, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Another cliffhanger vote…….

    • April 27, 2017 at 11:46 am

      And there it is:

  53. April 27, 2017 at 11:37 am

  54. April 27, 2017 at 11:46 am

    “The Vindication Of Rachel Maddow”

    Journalists Panned Her Report On Trump’s Tax Returns, But It Produced The Best Evidence Trump’s Tax Proposal Boosts His Own Bottom Line.

    Under pressure to show some sign — any sign — that President Donald Trump’s administration hasn’t squandered its first 100 days in office, the White House yesterday released a one-page collection of bullet points billed as a tax plan.

    There are many unanswered questions relevant to the 200-word proposal…One thing seem seems clear, however: If this proposal becomes law, the Trump family will be the big winners.

    As The New York Times’ Neil Irwin noted after detailing the proposal:

    It is striking how many of the categories listed above affect the president and his family. He is a high-income earner. He receives income from 564 business entities, according to his financial disclosure form, and could take advantage of the low rate on ”pass-through” companies. According to his leaked 2005 tax return, he paid an extra $31 million because of the alternative minimum tax that he seeks to eliminate. And his heirs could eventually enjoy his enormous assets tax-free.

    …Trump’s “leaked 2005 tax return” provides the best available evidence of the impact Trump’s proposal will have on his own wallet.

    For that, we have MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and The Daily Beast’s David Cay Johnston to thank. It is a vindication for Maddow in particular, who was widely criticized by political reporters for the way in which she revealed documents that none of them had been able to obtain.

  55. 92 donna dem 4 obama
    April 27, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Good Morning TOD

    This is an excellent read:

    • 93 57andfemale
      April 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      Let me get this straight: when an idiotic, privileged white man makes a lot of money, the elastic waist polyester pants crowd celebrates his success and thinks he’s going to bring that success to the door of their double-wide. But a highly popular former POTUS, with Ivy League degrees, a constitutional law professor, should stay poor like *all* of his fellow AA’s?

      Dolt45 doesn’t know the difference from the Ninth Circuit and the ninth hole, but PBO shouldn’t share his unique and deep knowledge of health care policy with those who desperately should be listening?

      Days like this, I loathe what has happened to the human race.

      • 94 jacquelineoboomer
        April 27, 2017 at 1:10 pm

        THIS! Every.Word.Of.It.


      • 95 arapaho415
        April 27, 2017 at 1:25 pm

        GM 57F.

        LOL: “the elastic waist polyester pants crowd…”

        Reminds me of a former job where our fraud investigations team were mostly retired LAPD or sheriffs.

        They all wore those leisure-suit kind of things… in the 1990s, and I used to joke that they had a hotline to call to find out where they could buy (e.g., JC Penneys, Sears, etc.) — before Internet online shopping, where I think you can buy just about anything you want now.

    • 96 Don
      April 27, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Its not only the far left that traffic in this type of bullshit, the Democratic Party is full of people with this type of thinking. The arrogance it takes to dictate to an African American Senator/President/Noble Peace Prize winner how much money he should make is not lost on the 90% of African Americans that consistently vote Democrat. When you attack President Obama you are attacking us.

    • 97 CEB
      April 27, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      “…the left is moving down a path that doesn’t get them the white working class and pushes away Black and Brown voters.” I have been saying this for weeks.

      • 98 Don
        April 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

        They can’t be this stupid, the theory of addition by subtraction has been proven wrong time and time again. If they believe that the white working class alone can deliver them to the promise land well then I’ve got some prime beach front property in Oklahoma ready to go.

  56. April 27, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Thank goodness for this guy:

  57. April 27, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    • 101 jacquelineoboomer
      April 27, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Finally! And the Defense Department IG MUST investigate, because the same post-retirement rules apply to ALL military officers. That’s part of the good order and discipline stuff they ALL must adhere to — it’s not like they can just look the other way because Flynn had the Trump connection.

  58. April 27, 2017 at 1:07 pm

  59. 108 donna dem 4 obama
    April 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    smh/but Jon calls him on this lie of all lies….

  60. 109 donna dem 4 obama
    April 27, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    This 👇entire thread

  61. April 27, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Watching from my window at work, Urban Prep is going their College Choice Day in Daley Plaza.. The young men look so handsome in their blazers. It’s nice to see people stopping to cheer them on.

  62. April 27, 2017 at 1:44 pm

  63. 113 donna dem 4 obama
    April 27, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    🙂 🙂 🙂

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  65. April 27, 2017 at 1:58 pm

  66. April 27, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Insurers would be required to offer insurance to people with pre-existing conditions, but could charge them unlimited premiums

    Guaranteed access to insurance with no limit on premiums for people who are sick is not guaranteed access in practice.

    People with continuous coverage would be protected, and there would be a strong incentive for people who are sick to avoid gaps if they can.

    An uninsured person who gets sick would have no guarantee of being able to get insurance at a reasonable premium.

    On the other hand, waiving community rating would result in significantly lower premiums for people who are healthy.

    To obtain a waiver, a state would have to have one of:
    A high-risk pool.
    A reinsurance program.
    An invisible risk-sharing program.

    The AHCA includes no requirements for high-risk pool eligibility, premiums, or benefits. So, there is no guarantee for people who are sick.

    Reinsurance and invisible risk-sharing programs provide funding to insurers, with no guarantees to people who are sick.

  67. April 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm

  68. 121 JER
    April 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm

  69. 122 JER
    April 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm

  70. 124 jacquelineoboomer
    April 27, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Y’all may have seen this already … but looks as though Chaffetz has figured out a way to get out of Dodge for “medical reasons” (apparently, he had somebody break some bones for him earlier) … probably initially so he can get away from Rep. Cummings’ annoying “we need to get to the bottom of this” comments. Or more likely because somebody has something on him, and he knows he’s going down.

  71. April 27, 2017 at 3:02 pm

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