Good Shade

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  1. 1 desertflower
    August 26, 2017 at 11:23 am

    • August 26, 2017 at 11:34 am

      Oh, df, I’m just sick to my stomach……..can’t fathom where we’ve come……….how low we’ve sunk……..how the world views our nightmare……

      I am placing my faith in Mueller and his team. I know they’re won’t be any miracles, especially with these criminal co-conspirators in Congress. But surely they will find many in Trump’s sphere guilty of serious crimes, including Trump himself. I’ve never seen such a CF in my life…..

      • 3 desertflower
        August 26, 2017 at 11:46 am

        I can not express how physically sick this makes me. He is evil and deserves NONE of this. I believe that this pardon will invigorate the electorate, especially the Hispanic community, to come out en masse and vote. Last year, we voted that SOB out of office and we can pull together once again and push others out that cling to their racist ways…maybe next year will be the year that AZ turns blue…remember, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. We are not done yet. Keep the faith.

        • August 26, 2017 at 11:50 am

          Each day a new challenge, but YES, we must keep the faith.

          • 5 jacquelineoboomer
            August 26, 2017 at 12:20 pm

            I’m with you and df, meta – from angst to hope! Actually had to calm myself down last night, from being overcome by it all.

            • August 26, 2017 at 12:44 pm

              Me, too. Felt completely overwhelmed by the sheer evil of it all.

              Most of the fog has burned off here. The sun is shining brightly. Pray for strength and unity today.

        • 7 cd4biden
          August 26, 2017 at 1:50 pm

          I’m sure looking for that equal and opposite reaction, desertflower, and hoping and praying it is a good and positive one for POC, LGBT, women, children, disabled, elderly, poor, those in the path of the hurricane, etc. It is overwhelming to think of how many people in our country and the world are being hurt or threatened by those in power right now. {{{{desertflower}}}} {{{{meta}}}}

  2. 9 Gazelle
    August 26, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Hoping Harvey is far from you, NW! Be safe, & all TODers & those in its path. Bless!

  3. August 26, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Texas TODers, please check in if you can. You are in our thoughts. Please be SAFE.

  4. August 26, 2017 at 11:54 am

    JUST got word the city has CLOSED Alamo Square Park today. OMG, thank goodness…….

  5. 19 amk for obama
    August 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    • 20 desertflower
      August 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      A mini oven concentration camp. I meant to say that. Many people died because of him. In the stifling desert heat with no air conditioning….Women forced to give birth chained and shackled to a bed….there is a special place in hell for him.

    • 26 99ts
      August 26, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      It is called torture – and so many praised him for it. If anyone wonders why people come out of prison much more violent than when they went in – exhibit No 1.

  6. August 26, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    praying for your safety NW and all our Texan TODer’s

  7. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    August 26, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    This isn’t technically wishing harm on another, because I don’t believe in that.

    • 31 desertflower
      August 26, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      you are not alone.

    • August 26, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      I’ve had the worst thoughts about Trump and I’m just going to deal with it. He brings out the WORST in people.

      • 33 sherijr
        August 26, 2017 at 1:03 pm

        Me too, meta.

        And on that same note, I had to call the police at about 12:30 last night, just going to bed and could hear 2 men outside in the street- sounded youngish and Caucasian, literally yelling the N-word amongst other threatening words. They were obviously searching for someone and headed to the playground- they were so loud I could hear everything from my second floor bedroom and racist to the core. Far as I could tell the police never even came out- they seldom do. But all I could think about was what would happen to whomever they were after. This racial hatred is wide open and out there for some folks right now and this Trump person is the leader at this point.

  8. 36 ydavis00
    August 26, 2017 at 12:36 pm

  9. 37 desertflower
    August 26, 2017 at 12:36 pm


  10. 38 JER
    August 26, 2017 at 12:36 pm


    President Barack Obama monitoring Hurricane Irene with John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism as aides connect a conference call with governors August 26, 2011 in Martha’s Vineyard, MA.

  11. 39 desertflower
    August 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    • 40 cd4biden
      August 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      This last sentence is how I feel about my extended family, who are all Republicans. It horrifies me, the lone Democrat along with my 2 daughters, that they are excited about what he is doing to this country, the evil he is calling forth. I no longer have any respect for them, and the familial bonds are disintegrating daily. Thank goodness for all of you here at TOD.

      • 41 desertflower
        August 26, 2017 at 3:32 pm

        Sorry that this is happening in your family. You can bet that he’s splitting up LOTS of family and friends. You can not be honest with yourself and ignore the blatant racism. Once you realize that, you must admit it and disavow him…otherwise, you are no different than he is. An ignorant, low life racist. We do not need them in our space …we must regain the power to control our country with justice for all. Vote. Register others to vote. Inform. This is the arduous task that we must do. Nothing worth anything is easy. Be good to each other. Be good to yourself, cd4biden.

  12. 44 amk for obama
    August 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    fucking nazi, who I am sorry to say the federal govt and justice system failed to stop and the murderer has gotten away with it.

  13. August 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    So does the Nazi Dicktraitor owe Arpaio something? Apart from his other games…another thought to throw in the mix.

  14. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    August 26, 2017 at 1:32 pm

  15. 47 Nerdy Wonka
    August 26, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    • 48 cd4biden
      August 26, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Nerdy, dear Nerdy, you are posting!!! That means you are ok!! So happy to hear. Continue to take care everyone, and others in the path of the hurrican please check in when you can.

  16. 49 Nerdy Wonka
    August 26, 2017 at 1:48 pm


  17. 50 whenpamelawandered
    August 26, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Posted this earlier, bringing it here for moral support and to strengthen our Hearts! {{{ TOD }}}

    “August 26: Conscious commentaries from Bali. Dear Friends, As we strive to align our lives to the reality of ourselves as Souls, we seek ways to implement a greater measure of Goodwill into the life around us. This requires that we not judge ourselves too severely while identifying and healing what in our personality prevents a greater flowing of loving inclusiveness and acceptance. Hostility, prejudice, and the intolerance of other people’s differences are several of the most inhibitory factors preventing the manifestation of the strength and power of Goodwill in both our personal and collective lives. In the violence and chaos of our challenging times, we but need to look around us to see the destruction of life and civilization that comes from an absence of the Will-to-Good.

    The harmony of the Universe is maintained by balance. In this respect we can say that the Law of Karma is ruled by Libra, more specifically by Saturn in Libra where this planet has its exaltation by sign. When any form of human nature gets so far out of balance that it endangers other forms of Creation, it is destroyed or reduced in number by natural forces. More precisely, it is annihilated by the results of its own inharmonious activities. In terms of the current imbalance, it is only a matter of time before the naturalness of the Law of Life removes that inappropriate asymmetry and returns us to center. I can only add my prayers to yours that this shift back to harmony, anchored specifically in the Heart Center, happens before any further damage may be done to the people of the USA or those of any other nation, and indeed, to our mother planet Herself.

    Love and blessings to one and all, AO”

  18. 52 Nerdy Wonka
    August 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

  19. 53 amk for obama
    August 26, 2017 at 2:15 pm

  20. 54 amk for obama
    August 26, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    That’s my gal.

  21. August 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Peaceful so far.

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  25. August 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    You betcha …..

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  27. 67 desertflower
    August 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm


  28. August 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Phoenix New Times: “From 1996 to 2015 … an astounding 24 percent” of prisoners killed themselves in ARPAIO’s jails.
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  29. 69 JER
    August 26, 2017 at 4:04 pm

  30. August 26, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Our Pete is the SWEETEST

    View this post on Instagram

    I'm missing my friend Bo on #nationaldogday

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  31. 78 JER
    August 26, 2017 at 5:55 pm

  32. 79 JER
    August 26, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    WATCH LIVE: Groups protest against conservative ‘Freedom Rally’ in San Francisco – http://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-8?cid=share_twitter_widget

  33. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    August 26, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Pete’s not being gentle on this one. Good.

  34. 87 ydavis00
    August 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm

  35. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    August 26, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Ha. Good ol’ Randy just “liked” one of my tweets, in response to his. He won’t have time for that, when he’s in Congress!

  36. 89 ydavis00
    August 26, 2017 at 7:36 pm

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  42. August 26, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    So the RW thugs just showed up just now at Crissy Field anyway. MFers

    • 101 cd4biden
      August 26, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Jeez, df, how about simply no thinking skills. Critical is hoping for too much with some people.

    • 102 vcprezofan2
      August 26, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      The article title references California. Do you know these ‘smart’ people TOD Californians? 😀 😀

      • 103 cd4biden
        August 26, 2017 at 9:49 pm

        Evening, VC. I had a friend who lives in Redding, where the story takes place. I don’t visit her anymore because she has become very evangelical and Republican since moving there. Lots of conservative churches, charter schools, etc. Don’t know if that has anything to do with the story

        • 104 vcprezofan2
          August 26, 2017 at 9:55 pm

          A very good evening to you, my dea-h CD. 🙂 I don’t think their religiosity was mentioned – if it was I don’t remember and I’m not going back to check. People that stupid….oops..’that challenged’ do not deserve so much of my attention. 😀 😀

  43. 105 desertflower
    August 26, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    A special place in hell is saved for him

  44. August 26, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    To the families of those who took their lives: Comfort you.
    –I want to.

  45. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    August 26, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    • 108 vcprezofan2
      August 26, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      At times like these I wonder what kind of a husband &/ father Ryan is. Actually I wonder this for many of the current Republican leaders because often just the sight of them (in a picture/on tv) or hearing about their heartlessness creeps me out.

      • 109 jacquelineoboomer
        August 26, 2017 at 9:23 pm

        Yes, unfortunately, Ryan’s not a special case. These are people who can separate out the well being of their own family from the well being of other people’s families, as a matter of course, like “pass the salt.” It’s not like everybody else is a proven enemy that you’d avoid and maybe not wish well for … like a bad neighbor … it’s chronic bigotry and hatred of others. I’m thinking it’s more hatred of themselves. They are cowards, weak-minded, and heartless. And they know it. You and I could write about it all day, but we’ll never understand it, I’m thinking. Who wakes up like that in the morning … ready to hate?

        • 110 vcprezofan2
          August 26, 2017 at 9:43 pm

          I agree most of them are selfish, heartless, weak-minded cowards, so I cannot for the life of me see them really *loving* anyone, not even the members of their families. At least, not in the way I understand love. They strike me as the kind of parents/partners who would cut a family member off should s/he not do things the way they demand.

  46. August 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Hope this ends it for the day.

    • 113 jacquelineoboomer
      August 26, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Hugs to you, meta. Not to mention:


    • 114 nathkatun7
      August 26, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      Thank you so much, Meta, for your tireless and principled resistance to fascists and white supremacists. Thanks also for a job well done by all the good people in the Bay Area who stood up against hate and bigotry. Nazis and white supremacists, including their hero and enabler in the White House, are quickly finding out that the majority of Americans are vehemently opposed to their ideologies.

  47. 116 amk for obama
    August 26, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    good riddance.

  48. 117 vcprezofan2
    August 26, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    G’night all. May tomorrow dawn brighter, calmer and with blessings for those with a heart – and some karma for those (Republican leaders) without.

  49. August 26, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Checking in for a quick report about the day in Knoxville. As you all know, I am at our daughter’s in VA so I’ve had to get my reports from Facebook and Twitter. *****Good, good report from our experience with the WS. There were actually two events. One in a smaller park in a downtown square this morning–Knoxville Kindness Rally. Then this afternoon a big counter protest against a WS group as they were “defending” a small statue in another area of Knoxville. It was Knoxville Against Hate. The numbers (as reported by all the TV stations and the police) 2800 counter protestors to 40 WS!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Totally peaceful and the police did a fantastic job. The video I’ve seen, the counter group was LOTS of diversity, families, all ages, white folks wearing BLM t-shirts. Lots of signs saying “Not in our town!” Sad I couldn’t be there, but sure proud of K’ville. Our city mayor is a Dem (female), very well-liked. County mayor is R, male. (Going to run for the congressional seat that John Duncan has held since l985 and his father for nearly 50 years before that!) Much of the time, they work really well together and this is certainly one of those times.

    On another positive note: Reminder that our daughter is currently separated from her (Navy Lt.Commander) husband. Nothing legal and hasn’t been for almost two years. She’s been purposely dragging it out to get to late spring of 2020 which would then give her lifetime health coverage. Don’t have to tell you how BIG that is!!!!!! Well, he finally filed for divorce. She got served two weeks ago. She’s going to contest it. (We will have to pay her legal fees though she is going to ask that he repay her legal fees since he’s the one filing and he abandoned the family.) Anyway, I digress. She’s been looking for a job, but wanting to hold off until school starts since she has a 6.5 year old and a 16-yr. old. Yesterday, she got a rejection letter from an interview working at a preschool. Today, she got a job working at a new coffee shop/cafe that her church is opening in the next couple weeks. I have prayed for weeks that the door would open for her to get the job she is supposed to get, be around the people she needs most in her life right now. God is good!

    • 121 cd4biden
      August 26, 2017 at 11:43 pm

      Dear tnmtngirl,
      What mixed feelings you must have, but good news in the end. I hope the job is perfect for your daughter and her children. I was a single parent, too, and while it was sometimes difficult, the kids have both said we were all so much happier than when I was married to their father. Working with people from her church will be so supportive for her. What a blessing to get that job! Congratulations to her.

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