Pulling Each Other Up

148 Responses to “Pulling Each Other Up”

  1. 1 desertflower
    July 26, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Thank you, Nerdy. I would vote for this man to be President Kennedy to a new generation.

  2. July 26, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Good morning TOD family. Alm of you helping to keep me sane and somewhat restrained. Grandkids visiting now so that helps too. Sitting in a wonderful children’s museum watching our future. Hope.

  3. July 26, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Wednesday morning. Congrats df, on being first this morning.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and for the sacrifices you’re making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I hope that in-spite of all the challenges and issues you face, you do not let it weigh you down, do not let it stop you from pursuing your visions, and do not let it stop you from seeking happiness and joy today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    I am thankful to God that I lived to witness one of the greatest President of The United States of America in President Barack Hussein Obama ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  4. July 26, 2017 at 11:04 am

    THANKS SO MUCH…for all that you do here at TOD, NW.

  5. 13 ydavis00
    July 26, 2017 at 11:07 am

  6. July 26, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Donald Trump is an Illegitimate president. Litigation that happens while he is in the WH is NOT valid.
    Banning transgender military personnel is more ignorant attention-seeking provocation – all he is capable of doing.

  7. 17 ydavis00
    July 26, 2017 at 11:12 am

  8. 18 ydavis00
    July 26, 2017 at 11:16 am

  9. 20 ydavis00
    July 26, 2017 at 11:23 am

  10. 21 desertflower
    July 26, 2017 at 11:24 am

    DT said ,”In consultation with my generals”… Who WERE those generals, exactly? Russian generals?

  11. 24 ydavis00
    July 26, 2017 at 11:26 am

    • 25 Dudette
      July 26, 2017 at 11:40 am


  12. July 26, 2017 at 11:34 am

    LOVE YOU, Nerdy Wonka.

  13. July 26, 2017 at 11:37 am

  14. 32 JER
    July 26, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Good Morning TOD.

  15. July 26, 2017 at 11:43 am

    There are some 11,000 transgender soldiers serving in America. There are zero Trumps. Resistance is patriotism. #LetsDoSomething— Brian Santa Maria (@briansantamaria) July 26, 2017

  16. 43 ydavis00
    July 26, 2017 at 11:48 am


    “While McCain cast blame far and wide for the Senate’s shrunken status, he left no hint of subtlety in singling out the GOP leader’s secretive, zigzagging effort to draft the health-care bill.

    “All we’ve managed to do is make more popular a policy that wasn’t very popular when we started trying to get rid of it,” McCain said, noting rising support for the 2010 Affordable Care Act. “I voted for the motion to proceed to allow debate to continue and amendments to be offered. I will not vote for this bill as it is today. It’s a shell of a bill right now.”

    Despite this warning, McCain’s vote on Tuesday helped enable the broken process on health care that he came to the floor to decry. It allows McConnell to continue to circumvent the committee work and bipartisan negotiations McCain said represent the best of the Senate. A no vote would have forced leaders back to the drawing board, possibly into a bipartisan negotiation, but now, they will barrel ahead, possibly for weeks or months, on the Republican-only effort.”

    • 44 CEB
      July 26, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      McCain’s hypocrisy on blast; glad many are calling him out on it.

      • 45 catrst
        July 26, 2017 at 1:54 pm

        He’s not a hero but a bully. He’s a celebrity seeking missile that cannot be trusted. Ask his first wife how much he honors his commitments. Can’t even remember how many houses he has so I am sure he very sensitive to the plight of those needing affordable anything such as health care. He’s got a terrible record on Veterans issues but is always wanting to bomb something. I can’t stand the man brain tumor and all.

  17. July 26, 2017 at 11:48 am

    LAST JUNE 2016: U.S. military to allow transgender men and women to serve openly:
    “The Pentagon lifted a long-standing ban against transgender men and women serving openly in the military, removing one of its last discriminator hurdles and placing gender identity par with race, religion, color, sex and sexual orientation. The announcement by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is part of a fundamental shift in the straight-laced, male-dominated U.S. military, which in 2011 ended discrimination against gays and lesbians. More recently, it opened all combat positions to women and appointed the first openly gay Secretary of the Army, Eric K. Fanning.”

  18. July 26, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Cantor comes clean, admits he didn’t believe his own ACA rhetoric
    07/26/17 11:26 AM—UPDATED 07/26/17 11:37 AM
    By Steve Benen


    Asked if he feels partly responsible for their current predicament, Cantor is unequivocal. “Oh,” he says, “100 percent.”

    He goes further: “To give the impression that if Republicans were in control of the House and Senate, that we could do that when Obama was still in office….” His voice trails off and he shakes his head. “I never believed it.”

    He says he wasn’t the only one aware of the charade: “We sort of all got what was going on, that there was this disconnect in terms of communication, because no one wanted to take the time out in the general public to even think about ‘Wait a minute – that can’t happen.’ ” But, he adds, “if you’ve got that anger working for you, you’re gonna let it be.”

    • 50 CEB
      July 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Damn; Too little too late. GOP sees governing as a blood sport with the rest of us they prey that is hunted to its death as we scurry for cover.

    • 51 catrst
      July 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      I don’t see Cantor having any regrets about the harm he was a part of. Just wanting the credit for the wool they pulled over other people’s eyes. As a Jewish person how can he be so casual about playing to hate. He is guilty of terrible deceit and corruption and perhaps will some day realize, maybe after he’s passed how cynical and harmful he actually was. Not President Obama. He will be lifted up for the sacrifices and compassion he has shown. He never has nor do I think he ever will be guilty of manipulation. Just too honorable and straight shooter, President Obama. God bless him for everything he is and has done.

  19. 52 desertflower
    July 26, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Handy Dandy apps to keep track of Congress….and votes…and bills….


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  21. July 26, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Senate Republicans are floating a “skinny repeal” plan that would leave major parts of the Affordable Care Act intact while knocking out its mandates, but also allow the Senate to move a repeal bill to conference with the House if they can’t agree on a more comprehensive measure.

    Four sources told POLITICO that the “skinny repeal” would involve rolling back the ACA’s individual and employer mandates. It also would repeal the ACA’s medical device tax, a revenue raiser that has been a major target of the device industry.

    Republican leadership is broaching the skinny repeal as an option for senators who are wary of voting on Tuesday’s planned motion to proceed on an Obamacare repeal bill. If the motion to proceed is successful but the Senate’s replacement bill and a “straight repeal” of Obamacare — basically the Senate’s 2015 reconciliation bill — both fail as expected, the skinny repeal would be brought up as another option.

    • 62 desertflower
      July 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      Someone should inform him of what happened when that was tried….(link on last thread)

      • July 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm

        Yes, I saw that. Goes back to them just wanting to pass *something*. I think Republican Senators who have been left out of the loop should be resentful and should feel that their “intelligence” is being insulted…being told to just vote without being told what they are voting on or being given the opportunity to know and understand what they will be voting on.

        This whole process has been outrageous.

    • July 26, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      McConnell’s TERM IS UP IN 2020. Hell’s Angels are mending their wings and blackening their eyes.
      “Thou art a most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of not one good quality.”
      –All’s Well that Ends Well–

    • July 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      see this is the issue…they need some kind of bill in the mix so that they can reconcile it with the house bill….

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  24. 69 JER
    July 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    In Denver speech, Michelle Obama urges women to seize their power while not hiding their scars. http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/25/michelle-obama-speech-womens-foundation-of-colorado-30th-anniversary-denver/

  25. 73 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 12:11 pm

  26. 74 desertflower
    July 26, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    • July 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Skinny: Trump starving your family and taking your job while taking your health care coverage in order to KILL you.
      Skinny: What we’ve got on the Dicktraitor and Putin.

  27. 76 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm

  28. 77 desertflower
    July 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm

  29. 78 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    • July 26, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Trumputin has Multiple Personality Disorder among other things.
      So in 2016 when he said the above: That was personality #8 that said that.

    • 81 Gazelle
      July 26, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Hiya Dudette! You know, I remember days yonder when “freedom” was written in the singular. Then, I noticed a few years ago, politicians & media started using “freedoms”! My take on this was, “Freedom is freedom. There are no Mama & Papa Freedom with their little Baby Freedoms running around.” Why is freedom being spoken & written in the plural? My suspicion is that there’s a need to define then separate each aspect of freedom, then use those divided aspects for divide & conquer tactics. I’ve refused to utter the word “Freedoms”.

    • 83 Sandy1110
      July 26, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      Not just a lie; once again, it’s straight-up PROJECTION.

      Only Trumpsters and bots would approve that BS tweet. People with brain cells know what’s up with Pence.

  30. July 26, 2017 at 12:15 pm

  31. July 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Cornyn noted that new Senate ideas — such as Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) amendment to let insurers sell plans outside of ObamaCare’s regulations and Sen. Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) amendment to add $100 billion to help people losing Medicaid afford private coverage — could be included and could help pave the way for a deal in the conference committee.

    “We use the template of the House bill that addresses all of these issues and come up with the best of the ideas we’ve developed, like the Cruz freedom amendment and the Portman negotiation on Medicaid and the wraparound, and all those would be live and could be used as part of a deal in the conference committee,” Cornyn said.

    “So I think all we’re looking at is a way to get to that conference quick,” he added.

    Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) likewise said Wednesday that passing the skinny bill would be a way to get to the conference committee, and would also buy time for the Congressional Budget Office to score the new proposals, including the Cruz and Portman amendments.

  32. 87 desertflower
    July 26, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    From MaddowBlog:

    * In keeping with a recent string of state legislative special-election wins, Democrat Kevin Cavanaugh won a state Senate seat in New Hampshire yesterday, flipping a district that had been held by a Republican. This is, I believe, the fifth time this year a Dem has flipped a “red” seat in a state legislative special election.

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  35. 92 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 12:29 pm

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  37. 94 desertflower
    July 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Share this thread!

  38. 95 desertflower
    July 26, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Can someone please send this to Heller? He needs to study reality.

  39. 96 JER
    July 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm

  40. 98 0388jojothecat
    July 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    DJT is so disgusting and impossible to work for his SOS has to take a “time-out” to get away from him and his chaotic behavior. It is FUBARS plan to do something outrages EVERYDAY to get his name in the news thinking it will take peoples minds off Russia and ALL the other crap he is doing to them and this country.

    • July 26, 2017 at 12:51 pm

  41. 100 JER
    July 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

  42. 101 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    LOL! 🤣

    • 102 Wilson Michael
      July 27, 2017 at 2:50 am

      I like “its not like transgender soldiers have bone spurs…..” LOL. Draft dodger wants to boss who can serve in the military… sheeeessHHHH.!!!!!

  43. July 26, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Corker says “content” of skinny bill not the point, rather it is “forcing mechanism” for conference with House— Peter Sullivan (@PeterSullivan4) July 26, 2017

  44. July 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Atul Gawande‏ Verified account @Atul_Gawande

    “Skinny repeal” is a known disaster.
    1995: WA state repealed mandate; kept guaranteed issue
    1999: no insurers left

    6:15 AM – 26 Jul 2017

  45. 106 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    @flippable is a good follow if you don’t already

  46. 107 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 1:08 pm

  47. 108 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm

  48. 109 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 1:15 pm

  49. 111 ydavis00
    July 26, 2017 at 1:18 pm

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  51. 113 desertflower
    July 26, 2017 at 1:31 pm

  52. 114 desertflower
    July 26, 2017 at 1:32 pm

  53. 115 desertflower
    July 26, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Here’s another one that needs some pushback. They don’t know what they’re talking about!

  54. July 26, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Follow this story (in Matthew Cherry’s timeline) and it will warm your heart and put a smile on your face:

    • 117 Dudette
      July 26, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Ah! Didn’t see you’d already posted this! Wonderful thread. After seeing the little boy asking his step-dad to adopt him, then seeing this thread, I just lost it. 😭

  55. 119 desertflower
    July 26, 2017 at 1:35 pm

  56. 121 whenpamelawandered
    July 26, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Hanky advisory right here: https://youtu.be/hst9siQelVw

  57. 122 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Beauty break

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  59. 124 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Wanna see something beautiful to lift your heart? Read this thread…

  60. 125 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 1:50 pm

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  62. 127 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Let me just put this here, while I catch my breath!

  63. 128 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm


  64. 129 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 2:02 pm

  65. 130 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 2:12 pm

  66. 132 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    LOL! Today’s winner of the internet!

  67. 133 Dudette
    July 26, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    And with this I bid you a “See Y’all Later”

  68. 134 Don
    July 26, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve got so much venom in me right now for these motherfuckers, all of them. From John McCain to Caitlin Jenner (this motherfucker) to Trump, always Trump. It is people like this that sometimes fuck up the progress that this country should be making. Yes, I’ve called my Senator and voiced my displeasure with the current events surrounding health care. How can we allow for a man that ducked out of serving his country to ban trans-people that want to serve their country, or that are already serving their country? Having never read “Dante’s Inferno” completely, I wonder which level of hell are we in now?

  69. 138 Don
    July 26, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    It is a sad day for our country that we have to call our elected officials and “beg” them not to fuck over the little guy. We have to prostrate ourselves before them like they are gods or something. I’m almost looking forward to the day of judgement.

  70. 139 Don
    July 26, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    And then what really pisses me off is that Michelle Obama has to go on stage and relive the utter bullshit that she and her family had to endure all in the name of trying to give these ungrateful motherfuckers something. And every goddamn time Barack tried to throw theses motherfuckers a life preserve they showed him their asses. Yes, I can stop saying “motherfucker” but I’m not.

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