141 Responses to “Bliss”

  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    July 6, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Every Barack video makes me love and miss him!

  2. July 6, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    • July 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      What could go wrong?

      • July 6, 2017 at 9:11 pm

        It sickens me that we’re in this place. And it’s only going to get worse. Reports out today that the Russians are behind the hacking of some of our nuclear sites. Terrifying.

        • July 6, 2017 at 10:46 pm

          I’m pretty sure our Nuclear sites are OFF LINE.

          • 11 arapaho415
            July 6, 2017 at 11:40 pm

            GE Tally.

            I’m one of the least tech savvy persons on the planet, so I don’t really understand this article, but it’s worth taking a look.

            Apparently the alert was issued last week, but is just now being leaked to media (@nytimes and Bloomberg, perhaps more) just prior to FUBAR meeting with President Putin — as if Vlad didn’t have enough leverage for extortion against FUBAR already, he’s holding our electrical grid hostage now.

            “The alert sent out last week inadvertently identified Wolf Creek as one of the victims of the attack. An analysis of one of the tools used by the hackers had the stolen credentials of a plant employee, a senior engineer. A U.S. official acknowledged the error was not caught until after the alert was distributed.

            According to a security researcher who has seen the report, the malware that activated the engineer’s username and password was designed to be used once the hackers were already inside the plant’s computer systems.

            The tool tries to connect to non-public computers, and may have been intended to identify systems related to Wolf Creek’s generation plant, a part of the facility typically more modern than the nuclear reactor control room, according to a security expert who asked to note be identified because the alert is not public.”

            Of course Vlad and FUBAR won’t attend the Climate portion of G20 — it seems inevitable that soon the G7 and G20 will exclude the US as part of Russia’s satellite state.

            And I see that the Google cloud is under attack today/tonight as well:


            • July 7, 2017 at 1:19 am

              AH. Power plants. I thought you meant our actual weapons silos. O.o

              I haz a blonde.

              • 13 arapaho415
                July 7, 2017 at 2:03 am


                That WOULD be alarming… although FUBAR is probably gift-wrapping the codes for the nuclear football for Vlad before his meeting with the man he can’t say no to.


              • July 7, 2017 at 7:00 am

                OMG, no, I meant power. Sorry for the confusion!

              • 15 whenpamelawandered
                July 7, 2017 at 12:26 pm

                Reasonable and rational to think so, Tally. If that does happen, well golly gee, Putin can blow up the entire US never having to dispatch a troop, or firing any missiles, leaving him completely innocent, right? But if any of the disposable bit players think they will be welcomed into the Koch bros underground fortress, they will be stunned to find they have been tools all along, and outlived whatever usefulness they may have had.

        July 7, 2017 at 9:54 am

        OH……….A PLETHORA OF THINGS!!!!

    • 17 Sandy1110
      July 6, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      This is what happens when a bunch of Fox News-fed ignoramuses think that this is a great way to “shake up” the government “establishment”.

    • July 7, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Isn’t this Terrorism? Russia is the chief suspect after hackers breach at least a dozen U.S. power plants.

  3. 19 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Why do we all fight so damn hard for stupid people to have healthcare? Why????? I tutor a little student that was born with a heart defect. She has had multiple surgeries in her young life and will likely have more for the rest of her life.
    Normally, I do not mix work with politics, but in conversation, I mentioned that I had asked my sister to call her senators and also the number that was posted here about holding public hearings.
    So what does this mother (AND a coworker of mine!) say?? She says, “Oh, I’m not worried about all that. I didn’t like Obamacare anyway.”
    What. the. holy. fuck.

    “Things will all work out the way they should,” she says. She could very well sentence her daughter to a MUCH more perilous life….


  4. 22 magapie
    July 6, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    DF, it’s important to remember the decades of very depressing studies and surveys that revealed over and over again that vast numbers of our fellow citizens DON’T KNOW the structure of our democracy, DON’T KNOW very, VERY basic science, arithmetic, geography or history. They can’t recognize or name a single cabinet secretary; heck they can’t name their own congressional representatives. I think at one time ignorance was considered a disadvantage and an embarrassment. Now it is a badge of honor for 20%+ of our country. It resulted in the mass appeal of WWF, glorification of violence and guns and insipid, mind draining “reality” shows. Ultimately we fell so far that we somehow have a disgusting clownstick scam artist as pr*sident (gags as he types). “Yep, that Affordable Care Act is ok, but Obamacare is bad.”

    • 23 desertflower
      July 6, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      I just want to pull my damn hair out!! I hate stupid people. I do. Willfully ignorant people. I can’t deal with this shit. Exceptional, my ass.

      • 24 Betsy
        July 6, 2017 at 10:14 pm

        I am with you on this, in fact, I’m surprised I have any hair left.

        • July 6, 2017 at 10:29 pm

          I agree with all three of you. I am not willing to aid and assist them for their own benefits anymore- be they family or strangers, if they willfully disregard facts.

          • 26 desertflower
            July 6, 2017 at 10:34 pm

            Seriously guys….I’m beside myself with this stuff. I guess we just let them be and fight for the others….if they were the only ones feeling the pain of their choices, I would let them. Unfortunately, it’s people that really need and care deeply about healthcare that will be hurt.

            • 27 Betsy
              July 7, 2017 at 1:33 pm

              Therin lies the problem. I’m the same. I want to let it all go, but then I think of the many who do know, love and want to protect Obamacare, are grateful for it, who will be affected by the GOP. I wish all Democrats would vote overwhelmingly to overcome any voter suppression and hacking and take control of government to stop this insanity.

  5. 28 hopefruit2
    July 6, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Good evening Nerdy & TOD! Wishing everyone a pleasant good evening. 🙂

  6. 30 JER
    July 6, 2017 at 9:28 pm

  7. 31 whenpamelawandered
    July 6, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Love watching the Trudeaus being adored in Hamburg! ❤️🌹🎶👏🏼💕

  8. 33 GGAIL
    July 6, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Love you NW for putting Obama front and center of The Obama Diary ❤️

      July 7, 2017 at 9:56 am


  9. 35 Judith Fardig
    July 6, 2017 at 10:42 pm

  10. 36 globalcitizenlinda
    July 6, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I see the determined effort by different media outlets to try and push positive stories about the women related to the homegrown demagogue. Sorry, but I will not click on or share these stories.

    • July 7, 2017 at 2:44 am

      Yes. Very disturbing. But awesome she and her team did their due-diligence! This is huge, and makes it even more of a certainty how guilty the entire GOP are, not just the Trump Admin.

      • 39 Betsy
        July 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm

        This ^^. Hey Tally, guess what? I was hacked by people in Ohio and Texas, by a Zeus virus. I am totally freaked out.

  11. 40 desertflower
    July 6, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Senator Flake has been invited but has not responded to invitation. No town halls, either

  12. July 6, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    You’ve outdone yourself here NerdyWonka. Thank you for this, today and now and going forward. I am going to keep this on my desktop for frequent use. No words needed. It’s a blessing. Sometimes it feels like too much to see and remember; and those times I have to just get through. But I can’t let that feeling take over. This is truth this is real this is medicine inspiration goodness comfort and empowerment. I am so glad to have it and to share it on my FB and twitters for the people who don’t know the joy and beauty and strength of TOD. Thank you for ALL YOU DO!!!!! It’s magnificent and it matters so much. GOod night NW Goodnight Ms. Chips, Goodnight Ranman I LOVE YOUR BOOK!!!!! Good night TOD Family. We are here, we are together, we are on the road and we are going to make it. LOVED those tweets and posts from Judith Fardig today WOW!!!! INspiring and enlightening. YES!

  13. July 6, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    That’s some ‘reality tv’ for you ….

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  15. July 6, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Trump is as evil as a human can be and anyone not aware of that decades ago is an indictment of the failure of citizens to realize their daily responsibility to protect and nurture democracy ….

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  20. July 7, 2017 at 12:05 am

    The inevitable fate of oligarchies ….

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  23. July 7, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Why aren’t McMaster & Mattis in the meeting w/Putin, Trump, & Tillerson? Can Trump lift the sanctions alone? Will Trump resign right after?

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  26. 65 vcprezofan2
    July 7, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Bonjour. TOD! VC here in ‘Gay Paree’ for the next couple of weeks before heading to a Scandinavian (?) cruise. I’m forced to watch CNN before heading to do touristy stuff and absolutely thought of you guys. Honestly, I can’t wait for you guys to see the G20 ‘family picture’ – Macron seems to have been given the job to corral Trump. He is beside him at the end of a row, detains him in speech when the group is moving over to another section, and IMO, generally seems to be keeping him under contro. I found that so funny, I had to come share the joke with you guys.
    BTW, my own computer has died 😦 so I had to beg this chance to comment on the G20.

    • 66 Jey
      July 7, 2017 at 8:22 am

      Have a wonderful holiday VC.

    • 67 amk for kenyan's own G20
      July 7, 2017 at 9:11 am

      selfish woman.

    • 68 GGAIL
      July 7, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Have a great time VC!

    • 69 arapaho415
      July 7, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Hi, VC, what a wonderful holiday!

      Let us know how spectacular the Norwegian fjords are, and what it’s like to be able to take outdoor photos at 10pm (land of the midnight).

      Good observation about Macron — thank goodness for the good sense of the French people.

    • 70 sherijr
      July 7, 2017 at 9:41 am

      oh what a great vacation you’re having vc, have a wonderful time! ooh la la 😉 and yes, poor Macron stuck with the class clown.

    • July 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

      I’m jealous VC. Your trip sounds wonderful. Safe travels!

    • 72 0388jojothecat
      July 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      HELLO VC! Hope you have a wonderful vacation and enjoy your cruise. Hope you are able to drop in and read comments.

    • July 7, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      How dare you go to Paris without us!! Hope you’re having a GRAND time!!

    • 74 purpleshoesla
      July 7, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Yay VC!!! I’m so glad you are doing some traveling gurrrl! Enjoy Paris and your cruise!

    • 75 Betsy
      July 7, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Have a wonderful holiday.

    • 76 sjterrid
      July 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      I hope you have a great time on your vacation.

    • 77 Vcprezofan2
      July 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks guys – all of you (well except the Indian 🙂 )!
      You won’t believe it, but I was on the road ALL day AND EVENING after sending you the message earlier. Some people here take their sightseeing way too seriously, if you ask me! Today was a walking introduction to Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, ànd the Seine, of course. My feet are in protest mode and I’m trying to wiggle out of tomorrow’s (today’s really) itinerary.

      BTW, please overlook the typos. I’m on a borrowed tablet and don’t yet feel comfortable with it. Will try to join in more here tomorrow if I can a void the planned walking trips.

  27. 78 whenpamelawandered
    July 7, 2017 at 8:32 am


  28. July 7, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I just hope Putin doesn’t get the keys to the White House.

    • 80 whenpamelawandered
      July 7, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      He doesn’t need them anymore, Anibella, he has Bannon and Miller, and likely opens access to along WH computers from anywhere in the world. He can rampage the US from his armchair wearing slippers. Besides, he has the hackerinchief Snowden under solitary, chained to a supercomputer.

  29. July 7, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Maddow to news orgs: beware of forged Trump Russia documents!
    Rachel Maddow explains how an ostensible top secret NSA document submitted through the show’s inbox is likely a fake, and points out the perils of such forgeries to news organizations trying to report out important stories like the Trump Russia story.

  30. July 7, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Tillerson will be Trump’s only chaperone at Putin meeting
    Rachel Maddow reports on the protests in Hamburg, Germany on the first day of the G20 summit and points out that Donald Trump’s only chaperone for his Friday meeting with Vladimir Putin will be former Exxon CEO, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

  31. July 7, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Justice Department pushes states on voter roll purge
    Rachel Maddow reports on a letter from the Department of Justice to states about a review of voter registration maintenance procedures, which many are seeing as a precursor to a nationwide voter purge.

    • 84 sherijr
      July 7, 2017 at 9:39 am

      I am so concerned about this. I have voted in every election for 40 yrs, lifelong Democrat. I registered in every state I lived in and I am so afraid they’re going to steal my ability to vote.

  32. July 7, 2017 at 9:24 am


    Fox Business Channel’s Resident Slave Catcher has been accused of sexual harassment.
    Don’t feel sorry for him one lick.


    Fox Business Network host Charles Payne suspended amid sexual harassment allegations

    Updated: Friday, July 7, 2017

    A Fox Business Network host has been suspended amid sexual harassment allegations brought up against him by a former female commentator.

    Charles Payne, who hosts “Making Money,” admitted he had a “romantic relationship” with a political analyst, who had worked for CNN, for about three years, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    “We take issues of this nature extremely seriously and have a zero-tolerance policy for any professional misconduct,” a Fox Business Network spokesman said in a statement to the newspaper. “This matter is being thoroughly investigated and we are taking all of the appropriate steps to reach a resolution in a timely manner.”

  33. 86 carolyn
    July 7, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Something has been gnawing at me…..and that is what do the five living ex-presidents think about what is going on with Trump? What must it be like to watch what they worked so hard for being demeaned and degraded, and the country being betrayed? We know what they think about djt as president…..

  34. 88 JER
    July 7, 2017 at 10:04 am

  35. 92 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 10:15 am

    The hell.

  36. 95 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 10:16 am


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  38. 97 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Why we can’t have nice things.

  39. 98 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 10:21 am

  40. 100 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 10:24 am

    For this reason alone, he should be gone.

  41. 101 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Putin’s bitch. For real.

  42. 102 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Old is new again. 1792….2017

  43. 104 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 10:31 am

  44. 105 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Not if they want a tax cut for the wealthy….

  45. 107 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Amen. Which is why Putin didn’t want Clinton. She had his number, just like PBO did. Instead, he opted for the fool.

  46. 111 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 11:05 am


  47. July 7, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Tired of this racist sh**!

    • 120 Sandy1110
      July 7, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      There’s a resurgence of this, and parents of black children need to make them aware that the virulent post-slavery racism of previous generations has NOT gone away – it is handed down like land and money.

      It’s the elephant in the room that the MSM will not address: David Duke jumping for joy at a Trump presidency, Confederate flags at Trump rallies, overt support for Trump at KKK/white supremacist rallies, and BANNON / MILLER / GORKA IN THE OVAL OFFICE.

      No wonder Trumpsters feel emboldened to either hang nooses or straight-up hand them to black people, as the NYC butcher did.

  48. 121 globalcitizenlinda
    July 7, 2017 at 11:59 am

    When I feel totally disgusted by what the homegrown demagogue & his enablers are doing to the country & the world, I then read the biographies of Team Mueller. Let him keep insulting the intelligence & law enforcement community, they have the goods on him & will clinically deliver them at a time & place of their choosing

  49. July 7, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Read the entire thread ….

  50. July 7, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Old news that 17 United States intelligence agencies that agreed unanimously on the Russian Government Hacking of our Elections:
    1) Donald said “Not 17.” Conceded “3 or 4 ” after denying that 17 agencies exist. Trying to lessen blame on Putin: “It was Russia and other people and or countries, nobody really knows”. 2) Lied when he said PBO did nothing about it after finding out last August. In fact
    PBO CONFRONTED PUTIN DIRECTLY + authorized U.S. intelligence agencies to make public the Russian interference in our elections.
    Is that why media released Trumputin bragging “You can do anything” to women sexual assault tape – on that very day?
    What devastation still awaits on the Putin/Big Oil/KOCH agendas? How much longer?

  51. 125 JER
    July 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

  52. 126 JER
    July 7, 2017 at 1:42 pm

  53. 127 JER
    July 7, 2017 at 1:46 pm

  54. 128 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    ANYONE going to stop this man??? Do you feel safe yet??

  55. 129 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 2:26 pm

  56. 130 Nena20409
    July 7, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Hello TODbots.
    Another day that Trump continues to be a Nyash against USA.
    Good Lord, when will this Madness Stop?

  57. 131 Nena20409
    July 7, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    If memory serves me right, I remembered Respected US Presidents standing by the Hosts in the Middle Not castaway from the Hosts. Putin is just a man away from Merkel.
    Macron is like boxing the Nyash in.

    • 132 carolyn
      July 7, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      President Obama was always in the middle, with the others clustered around him and the host. Trump is off to the side. I read earlier today, I think here, that in Europe the captions have said that Macron was the one who kept Trump from wandering off, so is on the outside keeping Trump in place. These other leaders have NO use for t at all. They see right through him. Never before has the U.S. president been on the fringe.

  58. 133 Nena20409
    July 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Folks, This actually happened.
    There has NEVER been such a case until today in US History where a ‘Wife’ is sent in to rescue an American Idiot from an Authoritarian Putin.

    • July 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      I thought she was trapped in her hotel room? Oh, maybe that was just so she didn’t have to go the climate change event set up for the wives.

  59. 135 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 3:03 pm

  60. 136 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 3:04 pm

  61. 138 Nena20409
    July 7, 2017 at 3:13 pm

  62. 139 desertflower
    July 7, 2017 at 3:34 pm

  63. 140 JER
    July 7, 2017 at 4:33 pm

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