116 Responses to “Transparency”

  1. 1 desertflower
    June 24, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    A million thanks, Nerdy.

  2. June 24, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Did we miss the party?

  3. June 25, 2017 at 12:12 am

    • 6 pkayden
      June 25, 2017 at 8:21 am

      That sounds unconstitutional and will be thrown out in court. The law would only target women which makes it sex-biased. I wish people would vote against politicians who hate women but they keep voting for Republicans so here we are.

    • 8 Don
      June 25, 2017 at 10:05 am

      Interesting, I was so sure it was my home state of Florida.

  4. June 25, 2017 at 3:34 am

  5. 10 globalcitizenlinda
    June 25, 2017 at 8:17 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day

  6. 11 desertflower
    June 25, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Emailed both my senators already this morning….I will now try to call. Mailboxes were full yesterday. Morning everyone

  7. 12 pkayden
    June 25, 2017 at 8:27 am

    The Koch brothers are angry that TrumpmCare isn’t more harsh on Medicaid users. They truly are heartless and they have the ear of the White House Occupant.


    • 13 desertflower
      June 25, 2017 at 8:51 am

      This is what happens when the occupant has no moral compass, no grounding values, no vision of good for the people he’s SUPPOSED to serve. Karma will not be kind.

  8. June 25, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Good Sunday, TOD Family!!!

    Everyone enjoy your day.

  9. 15 Don
    June 25, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Good morning TOD, hurry up Mueller!

  10. 16 desertflower
    June 25, 2017 at 8:53 am

    This would be laughable if it wasn’t so seriously in danger of happening.

    • 17 Don
      June 25, 2017 at 8:59 am

      And that’s for someone making $54 grand a year, how in the hell can anyone survive if over 70% of their gross pay is going towards healthcare?

      • 18 desertflower
        June 25, 2017 at 9:24 am

        They can’t. I think that’s a feature, not a bug. That “pro life” schtick was all a ruse…for those that didn’t figure that out already.

        • 19 Don
          June 25, 2017 at 9:30 am

          “That “pro life” schtick was all a ruse” LOL, yes it was, and it worked.

          • 20 desertflower
            June 25, 2017 at 9:34 am

            I actually see no difference between this and other mass murders in history. This is needless killing from a govt that is supposed to be there for its people. It is so offensive to me I can barely stand it. Repulsive. We HAVE to keep the pressure up….and vote. Our lives depend on it.

            • 21 Don
              June 25, 2017 at 9:43 am

              Yep, I’m still trying to understand the reason for the unnecessary cruelty. I believe that if we keep applying pressure to those Senators that are one the fence we might be able to stop this abomination in its tracks.

              • 22 desertflower
                June 25, 2017 at 10:12 am

                I’m giving it my best shot:) This is insane. It really IS selective genocide…and it will kill our nation

    • 23 pkayden
      June 25, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      So how the hell can someone argue with a straight face that this is an improvement on the ACA? For whom is this better?

      • 24 Sandy1110
        June 25, 2017 at 7:08 pm

        That’s what’s wrong with the MSM. They never press the GOP for details: “Who will benefit more from the AHCA than from the ACA? In what way?”

  11. 25 desertflower
    June 25, 2017 at 8:54 am

    So much “heart”…yuuuuuge

  12. 27 desertflower
    June 25, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Just sent this to my senators, too….

  13. 28 desertflower
    June 25, 2017 at 9:25 am

  14. 29 desertflower
    June 25, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Thread. Who the hell listens to the MSM anymore? Thank god we don’t. They’re useless to democracy and information that needed.

  15. 30 desertflower
    June 25, 2017 at 9:36 am

  16. 31 desertflower
    June 25, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Aw, man. Handicap plate and everything. This is gonna leave a mark if it passes….this is all you need to know.

    • 32 whenpamelawandered
      June 25, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Proof positive some folks are only about 50 years behind, want to stay there, and drag the rest of the world backwards with them.

    • 33 pkayden
      June 25, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Just another dumb Trump supporter. No surprise at all that he doesn’t even know how many presidents there have been and what number Trump is.

  17. 34 globalcitizenlinda
    June 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Some punditry can waste airtime. Why in the world would any self-respecting media program take time out of their day to ask the scumbag, who can’t leave any embassy compound in the UK, about the future of the US Democratic party? I need to step out & continue my day.

  18. 35 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2017 at 9:49 am

  19. 44 JER
    June 25, 2017 at 9:55 am

    • June 25, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Is he accusing Obama of plagiarism?

      • 46 CEB
        June 25, 2017 at 10:52 am

        He is fanboying; glad to have what he sees as attention from the cool kid who has been ignoring him. Too dumb to see it as a combination of mockery and as a tool to underline how even their chosen one, as stupid as he is knows the GOP plan is worthless for the insured.

      • 47 whenpamelawandered
        June 25, 2017 at 11:06 am

        Of course, the most brilliant, literate, articulate and objective man to ever walk the corridor of US history would certainly need to plagiarize one who is the polar opposite!!

  20. 49 Don
    June 25, 2017 at 10:01 am

    In my job in federal law enforcement mandatory retirement is at age 57, I’m 50 now so I have seven years left before I’m out the door. At 57 I’ll receive a law enforcement supplement until 62 when I’m first eligible to receive social security. I’m not complaining because with my generous pension and my TSP (government 40k1) I’ll be just fine. But I’m worried about the millions and millions of people my age and older that won’t be able to survive, that are struggling right now. What happens to those people, this administration wants to get rid of all the social safety nets. And then you factor in this deathcare bill, a hard rain is coming. Please please please, everyone needs to call their senators. I don’t think I’ve ever been this worried about my fellow neighbor, even the ones that voted for Trump.

    • 50 sherijr
      June 25, 2017 at 11:32 am

      You feel the way I feel Don… and with that in mind I was at my local 7-11 this morning talking about this healthcare bill to one of the employees. In her opinion, everyone should lose their healthcare, as she has never had healthcare (she said). According to her, her sister lost a leg and couldn’t get disability, so no one should get it. According to her, hookers with 7 kids get Medicaid and food stamps therefore no one should get Medicaid and food stamps. She had a long list and none of it included caring about her fellow neighbor. The whole conversation sickened me.

  21. June 25, 2017 at 10:08 am

    There is something wrong with McConnell. Something wrong about McConnell.
    “According to several officials, McConnell raised doubts about the underlying intelligence andmade clear to the administration that he would consider any effort by the White House to challenge the Russians publicly as an act of partisan politics.”
    McConnell get out while you can.

  22. June 25, 2017 at 10:10 am

  23. June 25, 2017 at 10:33 am

    • June 25, 2017 at 11:59 am

      McConnell is the leader who works with KOCH and the nra. About SCOTUS he said he didn’t see why he should allow Merrick Garland
      a hearing because the nra wasn’t in favor. And that slid by the media? The last 10 years of McConnell has slid by the media?
      The worst Do-Nothing GOP in Congress in American history that blocked ALL jobs bills while recovering from the 2nd Great Depression, that is still Climate denying on behalf of KOCH/EXXON. Taking down the Constitution, norms and protocols is nothing to McConnell.
      When McConnell isn’t Blocking he is Destroying. And he has got away with it. The media has looked away so far.

    • June 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      And as WaPo pointed out: After McConnell threatened the Obama Administration with “partisan politics” were they to challenge Russia publicly prior to the November election — Trumputin chose McConnells’ wife for Transportation Secretary.

  24. 66 CEB
    June 25, 2017 at 11:02 am

    PBO is so much more of a real man than these bootlicking GOP of all stripes. They knew it, wished that they could stand as tall as he did and continues to, but they are bought and sold, spineless, so they hate him because they cannot be what he is. They will only be satisfied if they can pull him down to their level, to show us that he is not any better than they are. They are left in the shit pile of their own making while the man that they keep trying to destroy is welcomed the world over, admired and respected, still influential and with his family intact and thriving. May God continue to protect and bless PBO and his family and may we have the blessings of his steady hand of leadership in decades to come. Not one president that we have had in my lifetime has had the high profile after leaving office that PBO has. He is continuing his work as community organizer with the world as his community. I am so excited about the plans and the mission of the center that will be located in Chicago and proud that he was able to tell the NARA (?) to keep their money so that he would have the freedom to bring his vision of the center to fruition without their interference or input.

  25. 67 JER
    June 25, 2017 at 11:07 am

    • June 25, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      Lovely picture of the Obama family and his sister and her family.

    • June 25, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Look at Malia…..she looks wonderful….her hair is shorter looks good……..it is good see both Malia and Sasha….as it is always great to see the President and FLOTUS

    • 70 GGail
      June 25, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      JER, I can always count on you to bring some goodness & light to TOD.
      Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ❤

      Yes, we have a big battle going on right now, but, if we stay in darkness, we curdle our souls.

  26. June 25, 2017 at 11:51 am

  27. 72 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2017 at 11:56 am

    • 73 whenpamelawandered
      June 25, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Has been, never was, wanna be.

    • June 25, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Chucky Cheese has a way of couching everything as “democratic losses” no matter what . The manufactured so-called ‘pessimism” is driven by people like Todd and it is a GOP meme and predictable strategy. So now Sanders is using false equivalency to run down the party that he ran on as candidate. Wow. Pelosi is BRILLIANT. Warren is BRILLIANT. Susan Rice is BRILLIANT. Harris is BRILLIANT. So of course GOP/KOCH will say and do anything to try and stop them.

  28. 75 desertflower
    June 25, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Can someone please bring Topher Spiro thread over here?

  29. June 25, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    • June 25, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      Hey Brit Hume, I bet $10,000 dollars if it was Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton you would think it was a crime. The greatest crime ever committed. How low have these Republicans sunk.?

      • June 25, 2017 at 4:38 pm

        For eight years these Republicans like Hume question if Barack Obama was an American, if he loved this country. But it is not Obama who think it is just fine for some foreign government to interfere in our election, it is those white so call patriots Americans who claim to love the Constitution, and the United States flag.

  30. June 25, 2017 at 1:45 pm

  31. 85 whenpamelawandered
    June 25, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Thought I had posted this early today, some esoteric reassurance in hopes of offering a bit of metaphysical comfort ~ from my friend Alan Oken:

    Commentary from Bali: 25th June ’17

    “As in the previous World Age the collective western paradigm was: “The Father in heaven and I here on Earth are separate. I have little choice be to give my power over to the political and religious leaders in my society and suffer the abuse of power accordingly. This pain awakens me to my Self.” The new paradigm in the process of developing during the Age of Aquarius states: “The Father/Mother, my Group of soul brother and sisters and I are One. I am a conscious expression of the Power of the Universe acting through the Will-to-Good. This enlightened understanding awakens me to my Self and allows me to be of conscious service to others.” As we are just entering the cusp of the New Age, the former paradigm is still stronger than the latter, hence the continued political and religious warfare in our times.

    The way out or perhaps better stated, the way UP–When intuition on the level of the Soul is properly fused to the emotional/astral vehicle of the personality, a wonderful alchemy takes place, and the individual becomes aware of the needs of others, is consciously supportive of these needs, and relative to his/her individual talents and abilities, chooses in some way to serve such needs. At this stage of personal development, an individual has evolved a sense of loving detachment to most situations in life. S/He is then able to become a true vehicle for healing and personal integration without becoming involved in the complexities of personal, emotional chaos. A person feels, but is not attached or made compulsive by such feelings. This frees us to love and be loved in a very real sense. Loving detachment on the level of personality and the conscious connection to Love on the level of the Soul as its replacement is definitely a ticket that takes us Home. Love and blessings to one and all, AO”

  32. June 25, 2017 at 2:33 pm

  33. 87 criquet
    June 25, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    PBO on Dec 29, 2016:

    “Today, I have ordered a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election. These actions follow repeated private and public warnings that we have issued to the Russian government, and are a necessary and appropriate response to efforts to harm U.S. interests in violation of established international norms of behavior.”

    “These actions are not the sum total of our response to Russia’s aggressive activities. We will continue to take a variety of actions at a time and place of our choosing, some of which will not be publicized. In addition to holding Russia accountable for what it has done, the United States and friends and allies around the world must work together to oppose Russia’s efforts to undermine established international norms of behavior, and interfere with democratic governance.”……..

    This is part of the statement PBO made yet Republicans and Democrats keep saying his response was inadequate. It is clear from this that the sanctions put in place and the other measures are not all that were or would be done but Dem Reps (I expect the republicans to do this) are just out there bashing President Obama yet not taking into account that measures may have been taken or should be taken that are covert as mentioned in his statement.

    It is the same thing they have done for much of his presidency. Rarely has there been full throated, wall to wall blanketing of the media in support of policy if not him

    It’s a big part of why US is at this point and will get worse if Democrats don’t get a clue.

    • June 25, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Media tell the truth:
      McCONNELL threatened to call it partisan politics — if PBO told the American people about the Russian hacking.
      McCONNELL somehow also denied the factual findings of our Intelligence Community.
      PBO did what he could viz. McConnell’s THREATS + Putin poss retaliation to heavier sanctions by blowing up the whole election.
      PBO did NOT side with Hillary on this and had to consider the reactions by Trump’s violent base in view of their hero’s comments
      about the election being ‘rigged’.
      Trumputin is NOW admitting that Russia hacked the election – making himself a self-confessed Illegitimate President.
      His refusal to act looks like collusion.

  34. June 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Note date ….

    … Yup ….

    • June 25, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      • June 25, 2017 at 6:19 pm

        Hey Bob, I hope all is well with you. I always enjoying seeing you engaged. IMO, Evan_McMullin is dead wrong in saying “He’s not wrong”. #45 comparison is like comparing Democracy-HRC to Communism-Putin.

        #Maniac45 is a willing agent of Putin. The desire to assign some credibility to this code-5150-maniac is the epitome of dangerous naivete, precipitating from politicians and the dangerous Beltway-Media-Echo-Chamber-Pundits.

        • June 25, 2017 at 8:06 pm

          Couldn’t agree more with you, RanMan!! Important to be very aware of how McMullin is framing issues as he’s likely to emerge as a serious candidate in 2020.

          All the best to you and your family!!

    • June 25, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Coup by Putin and the U.S. Death Party.

  35. June 25, 2017 at 4:10 pm

  36. June 25, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Why are democrats on tv bashing obama, bashing pelosi, bashing Hillary, bashing other democrats?

    This party man!🙄

    • June 25, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      That Ohio Democratic Congressman who is bashing Pelosi, he want her job. He tried to get it before. Joy Reid were talking about that this morning.

  37. 98 susanne
    June 25, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    interesting article– somehow a relief just to be reminded of the good work being done around the country, and the good people who will be moving into high office before long


  38. 99 Dudette
    June 25, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Poor fella. His days are numbered.

  39. 100 Dudette
    June 25, 2017 at 4:51 pm

  40. 101 JER
    June 25, 2017 at 4:53 pm

  41. June 25, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    It’s happening in plain sight ….

    They aren’t even trying to hide their intentions ….

  42. 105 JER
    June 25, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    The Obamas visit Balinese paddy fields…


    • 106 globalcitizenlinda
      June 25, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      thanks a lot for the heads up and link;

      I enjoyed my tour WITH The First Family …. and learned some new things about that part of the world.

      very grateful for your “guide services”

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