Rules And Norms

111 Responses to “Rules And Norms”

  1. 1 HOPE44
    June 14, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    great to be back on TOD after computer issues 🙂

  2. June 14, 2017 at 9:37 pm


  3. 5 vcprezofan2
    June 14, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Hello (and good night), folks.

  4. 11 whenpamelawandered
    June 14, 2017 at 9:40 pm


  5. 12 amk for obama
    June 14, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    He kept warning from day one till the last day.

    • 13 CEB
      June 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Yes he did. And in his farewell address he gave us our marching orders.

    • 14 57andfemale
      June 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

      I’m never a conspiracy theorist. No one believed Dolt45 was going to win. No one. Those 71,000 amongst three states – I really wonder if the votes were tampered with.

  6. 17 JER
    June 14, 2017 at 9:42 pm

  7. 19 Dudette
    June 14, 2017 at 9:50 pm

  8. 20 JER
    June 14, 2017 at 9:52 pm

  9. 22 amk for obama
    June 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm

  10. 23 Dudette
    June 14, 2017 at 9:58 pm


  11. 24 Dudette
    June 14, 2017 at 10:02 pm

  12. 25 HOPE44
    June 14, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    President Barack Obama with all his brilliance, presciently spoke about the trap that Trump would get caught in.
    He was fully aware that Trump was such a mental midget that he would not even be able to comprehend the cautions
    he was giving him never mind carrying them out. Nevertheless, being the decent human being that he is, PBO warned
    the unqualified ignoramus who would eventually sit in the WH, but of course it went over his head.

    • June 15, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Trump has plenty to hide…he has spent his entire life …scamming…cheating…being on the edge of the law many times going past that edge…no one is surprised that he would have multiple ethics violations…what has been surprising is how treasonous his administration is…the contrast between his administration and President Obama…is scandalous

  13. June 14, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    They could do enormous good by focusing everyone on the fact that a small number of people profit enormously and suffer ZERO consequences ….

    Goodnight TOD ….

    • 28 CEB
      June 14, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      No one outside of the community listens to Black women. The last year and a half have brutally illustrated this sad fact. White voters did not listen to Michelle and Oprah or the other Black women who gave Hillary the highest percentage of votes. We have seen white men from the media, the White house and from congress go after April Ryan, Susan Rice, Maxine Waters, and Kamala Harris. White people are the cause of all of the current problems that beseige us daily and white people will need to step up and clean up their mess.

      • 30 Betsy
        June 15, 2017 at 9:47 pm

        This white voter did and voted for Hillary.

        • 31 Betsy
          June 15, 2017 at 9:49 pm

          Sorry, I missed your words about this community. You are mostly right because I do believe there are a number of white men and women who are not of this community, who listened to black women and voted for Hillary because they are real democrats. But as to the majority who are in the news? Crickets. On that basis I totally agree with you.

  14. June 14, 2017 at 10:24 pm

  15. June 14, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    This tells me the kitchen is getting REAL REAL HOT.

  16. 38 Dudette
    June 14, 2017 at 11:08 pm

  17. 41 globalcitizenlinda
    June 14, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Thank you for highlighting the actions of Capitol Police Officer Mr. David Bailey;


    According to the Lawrence’s program that has just concluded, the other Capitol Police Officer was Ms. Crystal Griner. Furthermore, Capitol Police Officer was Ms. Crystal Griner is still in hospital but Capitol Police Officer Mr. David Bailey has been released (need to double-check this) ;


    normally, the race of the police officers may not necessarily stand out for commentary. however, given the reports about the congressman, please allow me to raise the point below today;


    Both officers happen to be African American and almost lost their lives today guarding & fighting to save a congressman who is reported to despise black people and other minorities;


    my request is that we take time to give a shout out to both Capitol Police Officer Ms. Crystal Griner and Capitol Police Officer Mr. David Bailey;

    thanks in advance.

  18. June 14, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    What a hideous idiot.

  19. 43 Dudette
    June 14, 2017 at 11:15 pm

  20. 45 Dudette
    June 14, 2017 at 11:22 pm

  21. 46 Dudette
    June 14, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    • 47 desertflower
      June 14, 2017 at 11:44 pm

      Thank you to these brave and fine officers. Truly the best in what defines true American heroes. You and your families are in my thoughts tonight….especially Special Agent Griner who, I understand, is still in the hospital this evening.

    • 48 globalcitizenlinda
      June 15, 2017 at 12:08 am

      thanks a lot for highlighting this.

    • 49 GGAIL
      June 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Thanks Dudette for posting a picture of the brave officers who stepped up and performed their duties admirably.
      I hope they receive a private call from PBO.
      I haven’t heard that trump has mentioned their bravery.

    • 50 ydavis00
      June 15, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Our nation’s heroes.

  22. 51 CEB
    June 14, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    This is the story of Black folk in America. Fought in every war from the French and Indian War to the present time, did not become radicalized and destructive when we had more than enough reasons to, but always loyal to a state that used and despised us. We reach every bar and then it is moved. The list goes on, but like these officers, we carry out our responsibilities even in the face of the disdain of people like this congressman.

    • 52 nathkatun7
      June 15, 2017 at 12:20 am

      Well said, CEB! On top of the more than two and half centuries of unpaid Black slave labor that enriched this country, Black folks, the most despised and denigrated people in this country, have, for more than three centuries, fought and died in defense of this country. Yet, you have these punk white supremacists, many of them, like Trump and his children, whose grandfathers (Trump), or mothers ( Ivanka, Trump Jr., and Eric) are much more recent European immigrants.

  23. 53 desertflower
    June 14, 2017 at 11:48 pm

  24. 54 desertflower
    June 14, 2017 at 11:54 pm

  25. 55 desertflower
    June 14, 2017 at 11:55 pm

  26. 56 globalcitizenlinda
    June 14, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Am I the only one who noticed that the majority of birthday wishes that have been sent to scoundrel#45 have been sarcastic.’

    compare this to the genuine Happy Birthday wishes that PBO ALWAYS receives from people of different stations in life from across the globe;

    Given that he already wished himself before the day and also knowing how petty he is, this glaring difference must deeply hurt the homegrown demagogue …. maybe he can ask his cabinet to do it for him

  27. 57 Dudette
    June 15, 2017 at 2:27 am

  28. 59 globalcitizenlinda
    June 15, 2017 at 6:48 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day

  29. 61 Dudette
    June 15, 2017 at 8:44 am

    This is from a Republican 😹

  30. 65 Dudette
    June 15, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Happy Thursday!

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  33. June 15, 2017 at 8:58 am

    There are a lot more people he should be making this offer to. I know he’s just trying to stir the pot.

  34. 74 desertflower
    June 15, 2017 at 9:19 am


  35. 75 desertflower
    June 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

  36. 76 desertflower
    June 15, 2017 at 9:29 am

  37. June 15, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Good morning, good people.

  38. 78 JER
    June 15, 2017 at 9:45 am


    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made fun of U.S. President Donald Trump and alluded to his ties with Russia, according to a leaked tape of an off-the-record media event. … “The Donald and I … we are winning in the polls. We are! Not the fake polls. We are winning in the real polls. You know, the online polls. They are so easy to win,” Turnbull said in the leaked recording, adding: “I have this Russian guy…”

    MORE HERE: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-turnbull-trump-idUSKBN1960RR?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=594262d804d30104d3fd1cb2&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

  39. 82 57andfemale
    June 15, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Call your Senators. Even the bluest of the blue. Get that call count up. I’m finding a lot of people assume Dems can filibuster, which is the reason for their non-action. But the Evil Turtle is going through reconciliation & only needs 50 votes, plus the despicable Pence.

  40. 83 desertflower
    June 15, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Look who’s getting married:)

  41. 85 57andfemale
    June 15, 2017 at 9:55 am

  42. June 15, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Special counsel investigating Trump for obstruction: WaPo
    Adam Entous, national security reporter for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about breaking news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice in the firing of James Comey.

  43. June 15, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Criminal charges filed in Flint water crisis
    Congressman Dan Kildee talks with Rachel Maddow about the shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice and the criminal charges, including involuntary manslaughter, being filed by the Michigan attorney general against officials in the Flint water crisis.

  44. June 15, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Criminal investigation of Trump a turning point in Russia probe
    Ari Melber, MSNBC chief legal correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about the legal implications of the revelation that Donald Trump is being investigated for obstruction of justice for firing James Comey over the Russia investigation.

  45. June 15, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Maddow in Rolling Stone:

    Q: Let’s talk about the Russia story. You got on that very early, and stuck with it.

    A: Well, I mean, I’m not keeping it alive for its own sake. There’s a lot of scandal associated with this new administration. Some of it is like normal political scandal – like Tom Price trading health stocks while he was in a public position to regulate those stocks. That’s a bad scandal, but it’s kind of normal political corruption. It’s almost quaint. Then, there are Trump-specific scandals, like we now have a ruling family where there’s a crowned prince who’s an adviser without remit, and we’ve got unqualified nepotistic appointments and conflicts of interest and Trump not disclosing his taxes. And then there is this third scandal, which is about the existence of this presidency. That’s an existential scandal. If this presidency is knowingly the product of a foreign-intelligence operation, that’s not Tom Price trading stocks that he was also affecting the price of as a public official, you know? That is a full-stop national crisis. Does that mean Russia makes the air every day, even if nothing appears new? No. But when there is something to say about it, I’m going to report it insistently. And I’m willing to do that even if it bothers people.

  46. June 15, 2017 at 10:20 am

    In an FBI study of 160 active shooter incidents from 2000-2013, only ONE was stopped by an armed civilian bystander.https://t.co/5Uu5IF9vWA pic.twitter.com/GUdVlkiHHB

    — Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) June 14, 2017

  47. 92 57andfemale
    June 15, 2017 at 10:46 am

    You can’t make this stuff up:

  48. June 15, 2017 at 10:49 am

    06.14.1708:05 AM


    Meet Mueller’s Roster

    As Mueller begins investigating Russia’s interference in last year’s election and its possible links to Donald Trump’s campaign, he is quietly recruiting lawyers and staff to the team. And in recent days, Trump associates have stepped up criticism of Mueller and his team—including a report, quickly rejected by the White House, that Trump is considering firing Mueller before he even gets started.
    Tuesday morning on Good Morning America, Newt Gingrich blasted Mueller and his still-forming team. “These are bad people,” Newt Gingrich told George Stephanopoulos. “I’m very dubious of the team.”

    But that criticism flies in the face of widespread, bipartisan acclaim for the team. In fact, just a day earlier, on the same program, former Whitewater prosecutor Ken Starr praised Mueller at length. “I don’t think there’s a legitimate concern about Bob Mueller,” Starr said, explaining that the former FBI director was “honest as the day is long.”

    • 95 0388jojothecat
      June 15, 2017 at 11:18 am

      This morning Ken Starr is saying something different. CNN he saying as of NOW he sees no evidence of obstruction of justice, THATS WHY MUELLER IS INVESTIGATING IT FIRST! These people can’t stand NOT being relevant after making a infamous name for themselves then become has-beens.

      • 96 57andfemale
        June 15, 2017 at 11:22 am

        Ken effing Starr didn’t have evidence of any wrongdoing of Bill Clinton until he manufactured the circumstances.

        Oh, and Ken Starr is a lying SOB. It’s completely clear that this is an excellent prima facie case of obstruction. So say actual legal scholars & lawyers who aren’t Republican hacks.

      • 98 57andfemale
        June 15, 2017 at 11:23 am

        Did anyone at CNN ask Ken Starr what evidence he had against Bill Clinton BEFORE he manipulated the circumstances to catch him? There was NOTHING and he dug and dug and dug.

  49. 99 57andfemale
    June 15, 2017 at 10:56 am

    This was interesting last night on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show. He had an expert in the profile of mass shooters. One of the things he says is a hallmark is if they think “the system is rigged.” Sound familiar?

  50. 100 57andfemale
    June 15, 2017 at 11:27 am

  51. June 15, 2017 at 11:39 am

  52. June 15, 2017 at 11:50 am

    df, I hope you’re out there staying COOL. I read today’s temperatures will be record breaking.

    • June 15, 2017 at 11:52 am

      And Jackie B, I believe in live in AZ as well? Please take care!

      • 105 desertflower
        June 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm

        Will be from 110-120 degrees for a week here. Bad ozone warnings as a kicker, but don’t worry your pretty little heads! There’s no such thing as global warming! I invite those that believe that certified bullshit, to come here. Stay awhile and burn out the rest of whatever brain cells you USED to have! Careful everyone. People will die. Watch out for your neighbors and one another….know the warning signs for heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

        • June 15, 2017 at 1:15 pm

          GAWD, I just can’t imagine. Please, everyone, take good care of yourselves, your families, your pets, your neighbors.

  53. 107 JER
    June 15, 2017 at 11:54 am

  54. June 15, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Steph Curry says he’s a NO for going to the WH. I’m sure the other team members and coaches feel the same way.

    Here are some moments from their last visit with our guy.

  55. June 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm


    no bill that leads to coverage losses.


    When you call a Senate office, ask to speak to the relevant Health Legislative Assistant. Hey look, a list of staffer names! 18/ pic.twitter.com/UQ0yZNaSxc

    — Ben Wikler (@benwikler) June 8, 2017

  56. 111 57andfemale
    June 15, 2017 at 1:12 pm

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