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  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    August 1, 2017 at 11:32 am


    • 2 whenpamelawandered
      August 1, 2017 at 11:36 am

      What not to do at 6:00 on a warm Monday summer evening:


      • 3 desertflower
        August 1, 2017 at 11:45 am

        Oh dear….. Not good:(

      • 4 pkayden
        August 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm

        Oh no. Also don’t put something in the oven to bake and then forget about it until you’re halfway to work. Yikes!

        Hope you’re okay, Pamela.

        • 5 whenpamelawandered
          August 1, 2017 at 3:02 pm

          😳🙀. I hear ya’! I think it’s going to be okay

          • 6 jacquelineoboomer
            August 1, 2017 at 4:56 pm

            Reminds me of one night when my 6-y/o great grandson was visiting this summer, and I accidentally left the water turned on at the kitchen sink. He saw it, came to get me, pointed at it (all without turning it off), and gave me a look like I’d run over Batman or something. Almost felt I had to offer to do some kind of penance or something – Ha! #SorryKid

  2. 7 desertflower
    August 1, 2017 at 11:36 am

  3. 8 desertflower
    August 1, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Lazy, lying, unprofessional…the list is endless. Amazing.

  4. August 1, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Tuesday morning. Congrats wpw, 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 God grants you the wisdom to distinguish between constructive criticisms versus an attack; between a compliment versus a subtle spite, and between nods of acknowledgement versus nods of snobbishness. Waste no time with those who project the latter of each, but give thanks to those who project the former of each, 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 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  5. August 1, 2017 at 11:57 am

    On the preceding page…there was a post about Deval Patrick running for Pres in 2020….what an interesting prospect….what about Deval Patrick/Kamala Harris…on a ticket….or is that just too much melanin for a country that elected Trump.

    • 11 desertflower
      August 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      🙂 I’m great with that ticket…but then, I look at the people and their deeds, not the color of their skin. That said, we’re not there yet…we should keep pushing forward, though:)

    • 12 0388jojothecat
      August 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      DEMs have a lot of GOOD people who can run for president. It is NOT their message that is weak it is the WEAK-MINDED, LAZY, AMERICANS

      • 13 0388jojothecat
        August 1, 2017 at 12:29 pm

        Oops,,,,entered before I could finish typing. One of those days I guess.

        It is the WEAK-MINDED, LAZY AMERICANS who can’t think or be bothered to get off their asses to listen and vote for the best candidates to run this country, their states, their cities and counties.

  6. 14 JER
    August 1, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Hawaii – 2008

  7. August 1, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    GM all. My laptop is dead. Can’t post using iPad. Tells me to enter a URL. I copied the one that’s on my phone. Still didn’t work. 😫 Don’t like using my phone. Oh well. Maybe amk could find it in his heart to offer me some suggestions. 🙄😆. Good day to all as we continue this cluster f—! It’s something new every hour. When will it end?!

  8. 16 No Child Left Behind
    August 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    The White House worked with Fox News and a wealthy Republican donor to push a story about the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, according to an explosive lawsuit filed Tuesday.

    The story was pushed in an attempt to discredit the US intelligence community’s determination that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and obtained the emails released by Wikileaks, the lawsuit said.

    The lawsuit, which was first reported by NPR, was filed in US District Court in the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff is Rod Wheeler, a Fox News contributor and former homicide detective hired to investigate Rich’s death, who alleges that he was misquoted as part of the effort to put the story together. Douglas Wigdor, who is representing current and former Fox employees in other lawsuits against the network, is Wheeler’s lawyer.

    21st Century Fox, the Fox News Channel, Fox News reporter Malia Zimmerman and Republican donor Ed Butowsky are named as defendants. Butowsky denies the allegations in the lawsuit.

    A spokesperson for the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Reached for comment, a Fox News spokesperson pointed CNN to a comment that Jay Wallace, the network’s president of news and editorial, gave to NPR in which he said an investigation found no “concrete evidence” Wheeler was misquoted.

    • 17 0388jojothecat
      August 1, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      I heard that this morning on NPR. Sean Hannity has been pushing this from day one even when the family of this Seth Rich begged them to stop. Unfortuntely it was the SCOTUS headed by Scalia (burning in Hell I hope) who said that Faux News can lie. This lawsuit won’t go anywhere.

  9. August 1, 2017 at 12:25 pm


    DA HAIL???

    State Department considers scrubbing democracy promotion from its mission
    By Josh Rogin
    August 1 at 5:01 AM

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has ordered his department to redefine its mission and issue a new statement of purpose to the world. The draft statements under review right now are similar to the old mission statement, except for one thing — any mention of promoting democracy is being eliminated.

    According to an internal email that went out Friday, which I obtained, the State Department’s Executive Steering Committee convened a meeting of leaders to draft new statements on the department’s purpose, mission and ambition, as part of the overall reorganization of the State Department and USAID. (The draft statements were being circulated for comment Friday and could change before being finalized.)

  10. 19 amk for obama
    August 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    hoo cudda thunk that the world will have two unstable narcissistic nutjobs surrounded by generals at the same time?

    • 20 0388jojothecat
      August 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      That’s what worries me about this Kelly guy. Too many military minded people close to Twitler is scary.

  11. 21 globalcitizenlinda
    August 1, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Who will come out, make an intervention on the homegrown demagogue & tell him that his attention-seeking, self-promoting, unqualified and very corrupt daughter & son-in-law should never have been given formal policy-making positions & powers in his WH. The act entitled like they pretend that got the positions because they are qualified. What recommendations that have been attributed directly to them (firing Comey, hiring the mooch etc) have generated chaos. So what good are they adding to the WH? No chief of staff will succeed as long as those two continue to go directly to the scoundrel#45 and make their own uninformed & often illegal recommendations.

    • 22 globalcitizenlinda
      August 1, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Ivanka & Jared should go back and try to clean up their bad business practices AND prepare themselves for their upcoming face time with Team Mueller

  12. August 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Yes, I know it’s the Hill. The quotes are very interesting, however.

    That story is based on this

    • 24 0388jojothecat
      August 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      I don’t blame him if he does not want to do it. Let someone else clean up the mess that is being made by the GOP. We need to get the HOUSE & SENATE then we can focus on the Presidency. As I said previously, there are many GOOD candidates DEMS can run for 2020 but we need to stop the train wreck that will be upon us very soon.

    • August 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      ALSO, I mostly don’t want to engage in 2020 speculation at this point because it takes us off our focus and who knows WTH will be happening a month from now let alone 2 years BUT I posted these because they reportedly involve PBO. The End.

      • 27 arapaho415
        August 1, 2017 at 1:15 pm

        GM Meta.

        Agree wholeheartedly — waay too early to be talking about 2020, if it means losing sight of 2018.

        And who the HELL knows what further chaos/wars FUBAR will have us engaged in before he’s behind bars or otherwise removed from office?

      • August 1, 2017 at 1:41 pm

        I believe that we can Walk and Chew gum at the same time…i believe that we have to have multi focuses…local… state and federal have to be within our radar

        • August 1, 2017 at 1:50 pm

          Speaking for myself, the internecine wars are already reaching a hideous level when we know for certain this kind of race doesn’t exist in a vacuum or in absolutes. If that’s your cup of tea, go for it. I believe we must celebrate our strengths every single day. I’m just focused on supporting the House and Senate leaders we have now, trying to expand for 2018 and getting this monster out of the WH. That’s enough walking and chewing for me at the moment.

    • 31 globalcitizenlinda
      August 1, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      If he does, then you can expect B.S. and his group of “revolutionaries” to attack him about his work in cooperate America

      • August 1, 2017 at 2:25 pm

        that is true…because i believe that their purpose is to attack democracy under the cover of being progressive …but politics is not for the weak….or the cowardly…..as we have seen watched President Obama over the last 8 years show that he is the master Jedi Knight…the force is indeed strong in him! HA!!

    • 33 Don
      August 1, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      Love the chatter about Deval Patrick running for President in 2020, not one to try to instigate things but did anyone check with Che Sanders about this?

      August 1, 2017 at 7:17 pm


  13. 35 JER
    August 1, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    … When the wreckage from this presidency is cleared away, there will be only one party that possesses a politically and substantively workable governing model. Trump’s administration may have the power to destroy, but Obama’s had the power to build. …

  14. August 1, 2017 at 12:52 pm


  15. August 1, 2017 at 1:02 pm

  16. 42 desertflower
    August 1, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Nacho Beach, Christie!

  17. 43 No Child Left Behind
    August 1, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Meanwhile, somewhere in La La Land…

    • 44 desertflower
      August 1, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Let him keep Tweeting. It will be his downfall. He is too arrogant and stupid to know this.

      • 45 cos
        August 1, 2017 at 2:27 pm

        Apparently General Kelly hasn’t talked to him about tweeting this kind of crap. He is his own worst enemy. General Kelly will be another casualty among his carnage.

      • 46 Obama Grandmama
        August 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

        My thoughts too. He will incriminate himself through his tweets.

      • August 1, 2017 at 2:37 pm

        Btw if you look up Fakery in the dictionary you get the Trump family photo. Duffer-In-Chief got his beloved son to fake about the Russian meeting that included Kushner et al. He has run out of fingers and toes for counting how many more meetings before & after that.

  18. 48 arapaho415
    August 1, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    GM/GA TOD, check out this 2-minute ad for Dem challenger for KY Congress.

    What an amazing person, and yes, the catalyst is PBO’s determined vision and GOP tunnel-vision.

    • 49 desertflower
      August 1, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      GREAT AD!!! I wish her well. She would do the people of that district in KY proud. SHARE!!

      • 50 0388jojothecat
        August 1, 2017 at 2:15 pm

        Hope she is a PROUD DEMOCRATE! IF she is a proud Democrate with her family values SHE COULD WIN! IF she runs away from being a Proud Democrate just stay home…….

        • 51 arapaho415
          August 1, 2017 at 3:23 pm

          GA jojo.

          @alexis_levison’s tweet says “Dem,” hope she’s right — haven’t had a chance to do more research on Amy McGrath, but the phrase that comes to my mind is “the best and the brightest,” which I think was a phrase used during JFK’s administration (could be wrong, will add that to my “research” list…) — to me, THIS is PBO’s legacy — his legislation will be continually under assault by GOP, but PBO *inspired* so many people who actually *care* about fairness (not greed, ala GOP) to get involved.

          PBO’s nurturing, mentoring and development of young people for generations to come (e.g., The Obama Foundation Center in Chicago) is something no GOP or their bigoted supporters can ever take away.

          And we’ll need all hands on deck to clean up the mess FUBAR has made — with his constant lies, fabrications and calls for violence, he has debased the presidency in a way that, to coin another phrase, it’s gonna be hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube.

    • 52 COS
      August 1, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      WOW!!!!! she has my vote and I am not from Kentucky. 🙂 IMPRESSIVE!!!!!

  19. 54 No Child Left Behind
    August 1, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    The truth is if the House could take the WH with it while out vacationing, America will be safer and GREAT again!

  20. 56 No Child Left Behind
    August 1, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Morning Joke is getting his lost senses back.

  21. August 1, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Some defense. Wash-out Kushner claims his father-in-law is too dysfunctional to co-ordinate with a foreign government.
    Some loyalty that is.

  22. 62 Don
    August 1, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Love the chatter about Deval Patrick running for President in 2020, not one to try to instigate things but did anyone check with Che Sanders about this?

  23. August 1, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    EXCLUSIVE: Omarosa Manigault keeping dossiers on journalists April Ryan and Roland Martin and Pastor Jamal Bryant calling them ‘biggest threats to sow discord in the African American community’ and ‘enemies of the Trump administration’
    By Karen Ruiz For Dailymail.com
    PUBLISHED: 13:12 EDT, 1 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:43 EDT, 1 August 2017

    Omarosa has told President Trump three high-profile personalities are the ‘biggest threats to sow discord in the African American community,’ sources tell DailyMail.com

    The former reality star was once pals with CNN’s April Ryan, Roland Martin, and Pastor Jamal Bryant, but their political differences have come between them

    The 43-year-old has reportedly told former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to stop calling on Ryan during press briefings because she is a ‘media w***e’

    Manigualt is allegedly ‘always bashing’ her former friends in meetings with senior White House staff and has team keeping a dossier on each of them

    However, the Trump aide ‘doesn’t want to publicly fall out with Roland because out of her three former allies, he is the one she really fears’

    Manigault denies that she is carefully monitoring the three personalities

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4641430/Omarosa-keeping-dossiers-Trump-enemies.html#ixzz4oXHYoqL9

  24. 65 Nena20409
    August 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Hello TODable Community.
    Congrats, WhenPamelaWandered on your Golden ⭐
    🍸 to NW, for all you do for Us. Thanks!
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}

  25. August 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm


    • August 1, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      OOOOOPs, start here!

      • 68 0388jojothecat
        August 1, 2017 at 5:58 pm

        Can he hold up these payments? I read that Congress CAN extend the payments just like they did before.

        • August 1, 2017 at 6:54 pm

          jojo, I’m not sure anymore since this process is really so messed up. Trump will claim he can quash payments but Congress is working out a longer-term solution. Who knows where this will end up?

        • 70 majiir
          August 1, 2017 at 9:47 pm

          I’m waiting for a federal court to rule on this. Several insurance companies are suing the federal government about these payments.

  26. August 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm

  27. 72 No Child Left Behind
    August 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Wouldn’t that be nice?!!

  28. 73 whenpamelawandered
    August 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Did anyone happen to get the tags on the truck that ran over me? 🤕🤔😳 (groaning along today, way too much to cope with) Hey VC!? Are you back yet? Have not seen any postcards… jus’ sayin’ ❤️👋🏼🖖🏼 Miss you! Hope you are having fun!

  29. 75 Nena20409
    August 1, 2017 at 4:34 pm

  30. 76 Nena20409
    August 1, 2017 at 4:43 pm

  31. 80 Nena20409
    August 1, 2017 at 4:53 pm

  32. 81 Nena20409
    August 1, 2017 at 4:58 pm

  33. 82 Nena20409
    August 1, 2017 at 5:03 pm

  34. 84 Nena20409
    August 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

  35. 85 Nena20409
    August 1, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    When caught, they fess up and dared @GOP in DC to do something……and they Don’t!
    God, help Us all.

  36. 86 No Child Left Behind
    August 1, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    … really? So that Cousin Putin can listen to everything going on?

  37. 89 Nena20409
    August 1, 2017 at 5:16 pm

  38. 90 Nena20409
    August 1, 2017 at 5:22 pm

  39. 91 Nena20409
    August 1, 2017 at 5:33 pm

  40. 92 Nena20409
    August 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    BadAss, Amy…..a true Patriot!

    • 93 arapaho415
      August 1, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      GE Nena.

      Posted a tweet with this video upstream (see my response to jojo, comment #50 at the moment).

      While GOP are struggling to justify the existence of their party, Dem candidates truly represent #TheBestAndTheBrightest.

      Haven’t read this article, but the headline and lede are enough for me:

      And one of my tweets from June:

  41. 94 Nena20409
    August 1, 2017 at 5:46 pm

  42. 95 JER
    August 1, 2017 at 6:48 pm

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  44. 103 JER
    August 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm

  45. August 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    On the heels of Trump claiming “the White House is a dump.”

    • August 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      • 106 0388jojothecat
        August 1, 2017 at 7:11 pm

        I don’t know if she was the first female but she was the first African American female Usher at the WH. I thought that there was a female usher during Bush II. I recall watching the National Geographic or maybe History Channel on The White House and their was a white female usher.

        • August 1, 2017 at 7:25 pm

          I think they’ve all been males. The one before her was Stephen Rochon.

          • 108 0388jojothecat
            August 1, 2017 at 7:57 pm

            Yes, you are correct Ms. Reid was the first female AA to be a WH Usher and the first to be fired. All the others were male and left on their own. The person before Ms. Reid Mr. Rochon left to work for Homeland Security.

  46. 110 desertflower
    August 1, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Wish I could say I was shocked. I’m not.

  47. 112 desertflower
    August 1, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    See a theme here?

  48. 114 desertflower
    August 1, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Just leaving this here. Bus Seats. Damn bus seats. They have lost their collective minds

  49. August 1, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    August 1, 2017 at 7:38 pm


  51. 120 desertflower
    August 1, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    He’s not COMPLETELY crazy, but he only seems to understand one side of what “small govt” actually means.


  52. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    August 2, 2017 at 12:09 am

    It never ends. This is horrible.

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