Honoring Sacrifice

165 Responses to “Honoring Sacrifice”

  1. 1 Grab a Mop Grace
    May 29, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    That’s my President!

  2. 2 jacquelineoboomer
    May 29, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    That’s my President, too!

    And that’s MY Nerdy! Never forgets OUR President. ❤

  3. 4 whenpamelawandered
    May 29, 2017 at 10:50 pm


  4. May 29, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Thank you NW for the wonderful tweet by our President

  5. 6 GGAIL
    May 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    NW, I want you to know that we don’t take I think for granted that you will have a PBO post up for us so I want to say thank you, especially during these dark days. Being able to see PBO and his words does wonders for every one of us 💕

    • 7 GGAIL
      May 29, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      OMG, the attack of the iPhone took over my comment. You get my sentiment 😘

      • 8 whenpamelawandered
        May 29, 2017 at 11:56 pm

        {{{ GGail }}} with you! It’s the kompromat professional hackers aka snowdenski-in-chief, I’m sure they are onto us!

    • 9 Nerdy Wonka
      May 30, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Thank you very much, GGail.

      • 10 57andfemale
        May 30, 2017 at 12:18 pm

        I don’t say it nearly enough: how grateful I am to the bottom of my heart for all that you do and for giving us a home.

  6. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    May 29, 2017 at 11:50 pm

  7. 12 jacquelineoboomer
    May 29, 2017 at 11:52 pm

  8. 15 No Child Left Behind
    May 30, 2017 at 12:06 am

    • May 30, 2017 at 10:12 am

      This front page should be enough for all Americans to see that he needs to be remove ASAP along with his whole cabinet and Republicans leaders.

  9. 17 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2017 at 12:13 am

    • 18 carla4obama
      May 30, 2017 at 12:36 am

      “Now is the time for all good people to come to the aide of their country.”
      I walked through our neighborhood today and saw so many flags flying today. I cried. Our flag deserves better than what is happening in our country today. Too many Americans looking the other way. Our flag deserves better.

      • 19 jacquelineoboomer
        May 30, 2017 at 12:56 am

        It does! And it’s frightening. I’ve even been thinking that after the Constitutional Convention, when a woman asked Ben Franklin whether we had “a republic or a monarchy,” he answered, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Can we?

    • 20 pkayden
      May 30, 2017 at 8:01 am

      Preach, Olbermann. Trump has set the stage for racists to come out of the woodwork and feel empowered. He is dangerous and no one is calling him out in his own party.

  10. 21 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Love Pope Francis and his “wild ways” in the 21st Century! So glad I lived to see BOTH Pope Francis and President Barack Obama show us how “the world” could look, if we cherish each inhabitant of it and pause long enough to remember “the last shall [and can actually] be first.”

  11. 22 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2017 at 12:39 am

    • 23 jacquelineoboomer
      May 30, 2017 at 12:41 am

      President Obama sure could pick ’em!

    • 24 pkayden
      May 30, 2017 at 8:05 am

      Yes but the destruction to our country from four years of Trump will be hard to overcome. We can resist but acknowledge how much Trump has already harmed this country. He has no respect for the Constitution or legal restraints on his presidency — and neither do those he has surrounded himself with.

      • 25 jacquelineoboomer
        May 30, 2017 at 10:47 am

        There’s no way in hell we’ll survive four years of this … Trump has to go now.

        • 26 cd4biden
          May 30, 2017 at 1:54 pm

          Dear J’oboomer,
          I remember saying something similar to my grandfather back in the 70’s when the economy, etc, was pretty crazy. He was born in 1881, so he had quite a perspective on things. He said he had lived through the Spanish American War, both World Wars, the Korean War and Vietnam, through the Great Depression and numerous recessions and other fiascos of our country, and of one thing he was certain. America always comes back. Always!

          He live until he was 97 with more intelligence and clarity and wisdom until the day he died, than many of the people I know today. I hold on dearly to much of what he passed on to me.

          • 27 jacquelineoboomer
            May 30, 2017 at 5:57 pm

            Sounds like a beautiful, wise man! My grandfather – whom I adored when I was little and miss to this day – was born in 1885 but passed away when I was 10. I missed much of his spoken wisdom as I grew up, but the sum total of the man he was is still in my heart.

  12. 28 Dudette
    May 30, 2017 at 1:29 am

  13. 29 Dudette
    May 30, 2017 at 2:09 am

    I was walking past my sister’s den yesterday when the sound of Ennio Morricone’s sublime theme from The Mission stopped me in my tracks. It’s one of, if not the most beautiful movie themes EVER, in my very humble opinion. Anyway, it turned out to be a wonderful Cadillac that I missed, because I didn’t watch this years Oscars. I must say it got me a little misty-eyed…

    Here’s Maestro Morricone conducting this masterpiece with full orchestra and chorus. [Yes, I’ve posted it here before.]
    Just close your eyes and you will hear what heaven must sound like.

  14. 31 idon
    May 30, 2017 at 2:41 am

    I’m in love with #StillStarCrossed

  15. 32 Allison
    May 30, 2017 at 8:14 am

  16. 33 idon
    May 30, 2017 at 9:24 am

    All sane people know Trump is guilty but the Trumpanzees are still struggling.

  17. 34 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Yup. Still an asshole.

  18. 39 JER
    May 30, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  19. 41 JER
    May 30, 2017 at 10:02 am

  20. 42 JER
    May 30, 2017 at 10:05 am

    • 43 arapaho415
      May 30, 2017 at 10:17 am

      GM JER.

      This isn’t a surprise, Moon Jae-in ran on a platform against US THAAD missile defense.

      South Koreans voted for him this month because he wants to re-unify Korea — and what a blessing *that* would be, 60+ years after US involvement in Korean War, establishing the DMZ (IMHO).

  21. 45 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Good morning, TODville.

  22. 46 Allison
    May 30, 2017 at 10:15 am

  23. 47 JER
    May 30, 2017 at 10:22 am

  24. 49 Dudette
    May 30, 2017 at 10:29 am

  25. 50 Dudette
    May 30, 2017 at 10:32 am

  26. 51 JER
    May 30, 2017 at 10:37 am

    • 52 desertflower
      May 30, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Yet another reason the idiot hates all of the EU. Pathetic.

      • May 30, 2017 at 11:04 am

        And for him, it is all personal. I never forget what Sir Richard Branson said about him and his penchant for vengefulness. For him to watch the adoring crowd at PBO’s events and the protests that met him in Europe is cutting. He is a mad man with a desire to be liked so badly. And there was PBO being accepted glowingly by the Europeans, and he scoffed at. He’s crazy. Bat shit crazy.

        • 54 arapaho415
          May 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

          GM Kate (please correct me if I’m incorrectly 😳 remembering your name).

          Thread rambles at times, but @leahmcelrath’s hypothesis offers a thought-provoking way of looking at DJT’s actions since Nov election:

  27. 55 JER
    May 30, 2017 at 10:43 am

  28. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2017 at 10:45 am

  29. May 30, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Hello TODers


    Thanks so much Nerdy for continuing to keep this place open.

    Some days the only place to come and get some sanity. It seems the mad man has cast an ugly cloud over the world. Every single day there is some nefarious act coming out of 1600 PA Ave. I have never been able to refer to that place like I have done since I came here. Of course can and will never refer to him as president. Never ever listen to him speak in my house on my TV or any video anywhere. Pictures I see of him are always dour and sour. He is a miserable piece of kaka and in his misery wants everyone else to feel the same way. I am fighting that everyday, trying not to be down, and Lord knows it has been hard.

    He has done so much to take this country back domestically and globally. And his collaborators, the GOP are just as complicit. The ugly climate of violence on innocent people can be laid at their feet collectively. Thank heavens for the few journalists that continue to press against all of this craziness and are not given to normalizing any of it.

    Have a good day everyone.

  30. 61 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 10:45 am

    SCOTUS decided these cases today:

    Breaking News :
    SCOTUS today held as follows:
    The Fourth Amendment does not support the 9th Circuit’s provocation rule (opinion here);
    The Federal Employers’ Liability Act does not allow jurisdiction over out-of-state corporations (opinion here);
    In statutory rape cases, federal definition of sexual abuse of minor means that victim must be under 16 years old (opinion here);
    Sales in the United States and abroad extinguish sellers’ rights under Patent Act (opinion here).
    This morning court also agreed to decide whether Ohio’s process for removing voters from registration lists violates federal voting laws (case page here).
    The court called for the views of the acting solicitor general today in patent case about lost profits arising from prohibited combinations occurring outside of the United States (case page here).
    Once again the court did not act on a major gun-rights case from California or on a First Amendment challenge by a Colorado baker who objects to creating cakes for same-sex weddings.
    The order list is here.


  31. 62 JER
    May 30, 2017 at 10:46 am

    • May 30, 2017 at 10:59 am

      Hi DF. It is worrisome, indeed.

      This is what dictators do, in this case a wannabe dictator. When their backs are pushed against the wall, and feel like they stand to lose power, the act with impunity. In smaller countries like mine, where there were no check and balances or freedom of the press, you can imagine the human toll. Here, what I am terrified of is not just Birther himself, but the people like McMasters, Mattis, etc., that were billed as serious folks, seem to just rubber stamp his foolishness. This is the danger I fear. But one good thing is that, a large number in the press is proving to make loud noises and outing some of what he is doing and would otherwise get away with. But most importantly, the onus I think is now on We. The. People. But surely if he feels wounded, Birther is likely to do anything. I personally think he mentally impaired so some degree.

      • 65 desertflower
        May 30, 2017 at 11:11 am

        Morning, africa….I agree with you. I do believe that there are some real patriots working overtime to connect the dots on this fraudulent POS….they will out him when they can do so with all the t’s crossed and i’s dotted…and they will cast a WIDE net, because this sewer is wide and deep!
        I keep thinking about what PBO said….about our civic duties of paying attention to our democracy and tending to those issues that are important to us as we move forward as a nation….Not to take anything for granted. As we can see, things can change quickly…and we might not like what happens, like most of us don’t now. The most important thing is to stay vigilant and work together to move the country in the direction it needs to go. Register people to vote. Talk. Listen. Put the anxiety to good use doing positive things….and remember, he said :

        “But what we’ve also tried to teach them is resilience, and tried to teach them hope, and that the only thing that is the end of the world is the end of the world,” Obama said.

        We HAD to learn this painful lesson. I really believe this. We were getting complacent. No more. I think eyes are open. This is hard, short term pain for long term gain….at least I hope so:) Keep the faith:)

        • May 30, 2017 at 11:21 am

          Yes, I do take heart that over and again information fed to the media is coming from within, whether it is the place there on 1600 or the intelligence offices, and it is with great risk that the do it. So yes, I am thankful. As well, everything you said about PBO. When I get to the point sometimes I don’t want to hear another word about this mad man, I hear PBO in my head. And it is a good reminder. I am constantly reminded of his words that we not take what we have for granted.

          This is why I come here, most days just lurking, of late. But it is refreshing. I believe we can survive this, but we have to fight like never before. It’s why when I am on Twitter, I constantly give thanks to the ones like Joy Reid and others that are relentless in this fight. :):)

  32. May 30, 2017 at 10:56 am

    I heard that the new President of France were standing beside Putin and he went after Putin about interfering in France election. America has a President if refuse to say a word to Putin about Russia interfering in our election.Strange isn’t it. Makes you wonder why France new President doesn’t fear Putin, but it seem like Trump does.

  33. 69 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 11:00 am

  34. 70 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2017 at 11:06 am

  35. 71 JER
    May 30, 2017 at 11:08 am

  36. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2017 at 11:14 am

  37. May 30, 2017 at 11:14 am

  38. May 30, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Good morning, TODville.

  39. 76 globalcitizenlinda
    May 30, 2017 at 11:15 am

    • May 30, 2017 at 11:25 am

      BLOOP! And you know what sis, I don’t think I ever heard him speak, so he is easing his way out of there before kaka hits the fan. I still don’t see how there is not a mass exit from that hell hole.

      • 78 globalcitizenlinda
        May 30, 2017 at 11:50 am

        He may be the first & if there are any other people with self-respect & self-preservation, this may not be the last exit. Any fool can see the legal culpability train baring down at full speed towards the Team Treason

  40. 79 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 11:22 am

  41. 80 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 11:25 am


  42. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I dedicate this song to President Obama, not because I would ever want him to add on to the last glorious eight years, but because I wish we still had a few of ’em left on our calendar for #44! (And, of course, I don’t mean all the words in this song … Ha! Well, maybe just a little.)

  43. May 30, 2017 at 11:26 am

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  45. 87 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 11:37 am

  46. 88 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Actually, the thread….

  47. 91 Allison
    May 30, 2017 at 11:43 am

  48. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2017 at 11:47 am

  49. 93 Allison
    May 30, 2017 at 11:51 am

  50. 94 JER
    May 30, 2017 at 11:55 am

  51. 95 amk for eeewwwropean kenyan
    May 30, 2017 at 11:56 am

    How Angela Merkel is ‘taking back control’ – German style.


    Worth a read.

    • 96 Nena20409
      May 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Your Creative Multiple versions Name Entrances are Brilliant.
      Whenever I see them, it puts a Huge Smile on my face. Thank you, Amk.

    • 97 cos
      May 30, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      I have a feeling that she and our PBO had a long talk.

  52. 98 amk for obama
    May 30, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    friggin’ scientists.

    US scientists have re-engineered a vital antibiotic in a bid to wipe out one of the world’s most threatening superbugs.

    Their new version of vancomycin is designed to be ultra-tough and appears to be a thousand times more potent than the old drug, PNAS journal reports.

    It fights bacteria in three different ways, making it much less likely that the bugs can dodge the attack.

    It is yet to be tested in animals and people, however.

    The Scripps Research Institute team hope the drug will be ready for use within five years if it passes more tests.


  53. May 30, 2017 at 12:16 pm


    • 100 desertflower
      May 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      His reply to Senate investigators:

      Cohen confirmed to ABC News that House and Senate investigators have asked him “to provide information and testimony” about any contacts he had with people connected to the Russian government, but he said he has turned down the invitation.

      “I declined the invitation to participate as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered,” Cohen told ABC News in an email Tuesday.

      After Cohen rejected the Congressional requests for cooperation, the Senate Select Intelligence Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to grant the chairman, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, and ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, blanket authority to issue subpoenas as they deem necessary.

      Oh yeah. That’ll work. Dipshit.

    • May 30, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      Mr. “Says Who”.

  54. 103 amk for obama
    May 30, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    multiple issues dogging the entire world and the fucking bbc’s priority is if tiger woods is fucking drunk or not. jeez.

    • 104 nospin
      May 30, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      amk >< we are right here.

      Who gives a hoot about Tiger Woods being asleep on the side of the road for whatever reason? Who cares? He's not hurting anyone but himself.

      Trump on the other hand is screwing over a nation and trying to do the same to the Global community. That is a serious issue.

  55. May 30, 2017 at 1:05 pm

  56. 107 globalcitizenlinda
    May 30, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    I will never forget the venom that some adults directed at a murdered child, Tamir Rice;

    I will never forget the adults that found it normal and their duty to justify Tamir Rice’s murder;

    maybe this should have been a signal that those loud proudly unapologetic voices for the death of a black boy would proudly and publicly vote for the unapologetic racist bigot misogynist sexual predator as president;

  57. May 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    OMG, this is WILD:

  58. 109 Allison
    May 30, 2017 at 1:36 pm

  59. 110 Allison
    May 30, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    • 111 CEB
      May 30, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      They could not protect ours, what is the point of this offer when we have been so compromised? After 45’s shit they are done with us.

  60. 112 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    GA, TODbots.
    17F cooler in MN than normal. Windy & Daull.
    Congrats, GrapAMop on your Au ⭐
    {{{ ❤ Chips -I for all you do for Us.

    • 113 Nena20409
      May 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      The mystery of WP happened again. It now combined two separate lines then took away a few words.
      I will try again 😉

      {{{ ❤ Chips -I for all you do for Us.

  61. 114 JER
    May 30, 2017 at 1:56 pm

  62. 115 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Good grief. Issa needs to go.

  63. 117 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    5M were added, one report said.

  64. 121 JER
    May 30, 2017 at 2:05 pm

  65. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2017 at 2:08 pm

  66. 125 JER
    May 30, 2017 at 2:09 pm

  67. 127 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 2:12 pm

  68. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Spicey’s presser? Well, then, time for a nice siesta. I refuse to watch his nose grow.

  69. 129 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 2:13 pm

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  71. 131 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 2:15 pm

  72. 133 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 2:27 pm


  73. 135 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 2:33 pm

  74. 136 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    DT tweeted that question??

  75. 138 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 2:43 pm

  76. 139 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 2:48 pm

  77. 140 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Oh, this is not good.

    May 30, 2017 at 2:49 pm


  79. 142 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 2:50 pm

  80. 143 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Closed yesterday……doing the Honors today.

  81. 144 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

  82. 145 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 3:06 pm

  83. 146 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 3:17 pm

  84. May 30, 2017 at 3:18 pm

  85. May 30, 2017 at 3:20 pm

  86. 149 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 3:31 pm

  87. 150 57andfemale
    May 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm

  88. 151 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 3:39 pm

  89. 152 CEB
    May 30, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Check your Twitter account; people are reporting that they are now listed as following DT even though they had not done this or that they had blocked him. We know that he suddenly has 5 million followers in 3 days (mostly bots) so some shit is about to go down.

  90. 153 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Because OF COURSE!


    Yoou have to wade all the way to Page 403 of the 589-page Financial Choice Act to find a one-sentence provision that obliterates current efforts to bring fairness and responsibility to payday lenders and similar merchants of never-ending debt.

    Section 733 of the bill, which could come up for a vote by the full House of Representatives as soon as this week, declares that federal authorities “may not exercise any rulemaking, enforcement or other authority with respect to payday loans, vehicle title loans or other similar loans.”

    With that one line, Republican lawmakers have declared their willingness to allow people facing financial difficulties to be at the mercy of predatory lending practices that typically involve annual interest rates approaching 400%.

    “They’re trying to sneak in that provision,” Diane Standaert, executive vice president of the Center for Responsible Lending, told me. “It seems like they hoped no one would notice.”

    She called the provision “a free pass for payday and title lenders to not be subject to efforts to rein in their abusive practices.”

    Payday loans are intended to serve as short-term fixes for financial troubles. In practice, however, borrowers frequently are unable to repay the original loan and become trapped in ongoing cycles of debt.

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has found that over 19 million U.S. households resort to payday loans. Of that number, almost 70% of borrowers have to take out a second loan to cover the first, and 20% end up saddled with 10 or more loans, one after the other.

  91. May 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    • 155 No Child Left Behind
      May 30, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      After the first SNL skit, Spicer should have resigned.

      • 156 No Child Left Behind
        May 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm

        I remember Dr. Maddow’s segment where she corrected his pronunciation of names, common words, and pointed out many embarrassing responses Spicer gave… with a straight face.

    • 157 Sandy1110
      May 30, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Why does he stay? If that’s true, he can’t be enjoying the job.

  92. May 30, 2017 at 4:06 pm

  93. May 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I am addicted to this show:

  94. 160 desertflower
    May 30, 2017 at 4:18 pm

  95. 162 Nena20409
    May 30, 2017 at 4:19 pm

  96. May 30, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Our gorgeous FLOTUS, flawless from head to toe!! LOVE this look.

  97. 165 globalcitizenlinda
    May 30, 2017 at 4:53 pm


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