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  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    October 26, 2017 at 9:22 pm


    • 2 whenpamelawandered
      October 26, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      NW? Am I underneath surveillance? Your timing to post is utterly remarkable, like YOU! ❤️👏🏼🎶

  2. 3 Judith Fardig
    October 26, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    WTG, Pamela! You are on a roll. Michelle Obama is absolutely right!

    My daughter was part of a group project in South Seattle to make arpillerias for a show called “Please Touch” intended for visually impaired people to be able to feel these little pieced wall hangings. They used images from the Women’s March. It will be at the Seattle Center in November, so I hope to see it then.

  3. October 26, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Clemson student Senate VP, who sat through Pledge of Allegiance, impeached

    By Bristow Marchant

    Clemson University’s student Senate voted Monday to impeach the student government’s vice president, who recently refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Student senators voted 40-18 to impeach vice president Jaren Stewart. Stewart was out of town Monday at a conference in Washington, D.C., the Anderson Independent Mail reports.

    An impeachment trial for Stewart will be set for a later date. If successful, Stewart will be removed from office.

    Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article180756791.html#storylink=cpy

    • 8 Dudette
      October 27, 2017 at 12:09 am

      This is messed up on so many levels. Hopefully Jaren will be able to turn this lemon into lemonade, raising further awareness and garnering more support. Hard to imagine I’d want to keep that position working in any capacity with the asswipes who did this anyway.

  4. October 26, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    One of Grassley’s staffers was trying to find Hillary’s emails during the campaign, just like the dead guy. – Maddow’s show

  5. 10 jacquelineoboomer
    October 26, 2017 at 9:47 pm

  6. 11 amk for obama
    October 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm

  7. 15 amk for obama
    October 26, 2017 at 9:56 pm

  8. October 26, 2017 at 9:57 pm

  9. 17 vcprezofan2
    October 26, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    OCTOBER 25, 2017 · BOTWC STAFF

    There might be a Colin Kaepernick book on the horizon.

    According to an exclusive report by Page Six of the New York Post, the activist and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has scored just over a $1 million dollar book deal with Random House Imprint One World.

    Further details about the project have not yet been disclosed, but here’s what we know: Kaepernick has quite an inspiring story to tell. Since starting his protest against social injustice by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem last year, Kaepernick has pledged $1 million dollars to “organizations working in oppressed communities” and launched his Know Your Rights Camp, which was inspired by the Black Panther Party’s 10-point plan. The youth camp is a free campaign that seeks to raise awareness about higher education, self-empowerment, and how to interact with law enforcement.
    ………………………… //

  10. 19 amk for obama
    October 26, 2017 at 10:02 pm

  11. 21 donna dem 4 obama
    October 26, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Happy Birthday dear DF!!!!

  12. 24 amk for obama
    October 26, 2017 at 10:18 pm

  13. 25 Nena20409
    October 26, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Au ⭐ for WhenPamelaWandered. Congrats 😉
    Thanks, NW.

  14. 26 amk for obama
    October 26, 2017 at 10:29 pm

  15. 27 amk for obama
    October 26, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Broke my laptop. Literally. No, don’t have to tell you all the details.

    So, have ordered a gold colored new one.

    SU: trump effect, dad?

    In my defense, it was cheap.

  16. 41 amk for obama
    October 26, 2017 at 10:35 pm

  17. October 26, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    • 44 sherijr
      October 26, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      wow. Just wow. Nothing gets in their way. Nothing stops them. They just move on from one destruction to another, no reprieve for us and no repercussions for them.

    • October 27, 2017 at 9:25 am

      I sincerely hope that we can recover from this gigantic destruction of our Federal Government and the destruction of our society and the safety net…we are facing setbacks that will take us back to days prior to FDR…and we have not yet reached a year…

      i read a piece yesterday written by Smartypants….sh outline a mission that we as Democrats must be on…we have to provide our vision of America…an America that is inclusive and diverse…encourage Americans to reject the politics of Hate…and division….

      the biggest challenge Democrats face right now is the need to tell a story about America as a country of openness and diversity.
      That is the story of America that Democrats must tell often and proudly. As we’ve seen in countless polls, voters tend to agree with Democrats overwhelmingly on the issues. But we are facing changes that are inevitable and have been defined as threatening. To the extent that people voted for Donald Trump, it was because he told a story that validated their fears. Democrats can counter that with a story of hope and determination.


  18. 46 amk for obama
    October 26, 2017 at 10:46 pm

  19. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    October 26, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Check out some of the replies to this tweet, to see how far and wide the Tom Steyer “Trump’s unfit” message is being received …

    • 48 amk for obama
      October 26, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      50 state strategy?

    • October 27, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Pushing for impeachment is a political solution that will never be done by the GOP Congress….unless the face of Congress changes there will be NO Impeachment…so although it might feel good to call for impeachment…what we really need to do is to register new voters…and to organize to turn out DEMs in the midterms in 2018…because unless we do that…unless we come out to vote in droves….we are just whistling in the wind…

      • 51 jacquelineoboomer
        October 27, 2017 at 6:34 pm

        Totally agree on the voting part as a FIRST priority. But we shouldn’t give up on impeachment or 25th amendment because even 2018 election is too far out to let this guy hang in the WH. Next week is too far out, in my book. Anyway, it took forever to get Nixon to resign – hoping it won’t take that long to get 45 out.

  20. 53 globalcitizenlinda
    October 26, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    I don’t know how much grassroots mobilization is going on in Virginia. I am worried about this because I would expect all democratic-leaning groups to be focused on VA and NJ. Somehow, I feel that all efforts are not being expended. In my mind, people love to demonstrate but are not as eager to vote

  21. 54 amk for obama
    October 26, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Australia’s deputy prime minister was wrongly elected because he held dual citizenship, the High Court of Australia has ruled.

    Four other politicians were also invalidly elected in July last year, the court said.


    aussies going the sons of the soil way. by that reason, every one of them is unqualified.

  22. 55 vcprezofan2
    October 26, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    G’Night, TODobots, and rest well!

    Good night, CC. Hope all is going well with you and yours!

  23. October 27, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Good morning, TOD. It’s minus 1 celsius in my world, but at least the sun is shining. And my copy of Chasing Light should hopefully finally be delivered today! According to the post office tracking page, it’s already here in my little town. Just want to see the status change to “out for delivery” now, and then I’ll start dancing! Simple pleasures. 😊

  24. October 27, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Rachel M had this on her program last night.

    FEMA Had a Plan for Responding to a Hurricane in Puerto Rico — But It Doesn’t Want You to See It
    The disaster-relief agency, under fire after Hurricane Maria, won’t release the plan, even as a comparable document for Hawaii remains public.
    by Justin Elliott and Decca Muldowney
    Oct. 26, 11:53 a.m. EDT

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency, citing unspecified “potentially sensitive information,” is declining to release a document it drafted several years ago that details how it would respond to a major hurricane in Puerto Rico.

    The plan, known as a hurricane annex, runs more than 100 pages and explains exactly what FEMA and other agencies would do in the event that a large storm struck the island. The document could help experts assess both how well the federal government had prepared for a storm the size of Hurricane Maria and whether FEMA’s response matches what was planned. The agency began drafting such advance plans after it was excoriated for poor performance and lack of preparation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

    ProPublica requested a copy of the Puerto Rico hurricane annex as part of its reporting on the federal response to Maria, the scale and speed of which has been the subject of scrutiny and criticism. More than a month after the storm made landfall, 73 percent of the island still lacks electricity.

    Early last week, a FEMA spokesman said he would provide a copy of the plan that afternoon. It never came. After a week of follow-ups, FEMA sent a statement reversing its position. “Due to the potentially sensitive information contained within the Hurricane Annex of the Region II All Hazards Plan, there are legal questions surrounding what, if any, portions of the annex can be released,” the statement said. “As such, the documents that you seek must be reviewed and analyzed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by FEMA.” The statement did not explain what legal questions apply.

  25. October 27, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Let’s say some prayers for Pope Frankie.

    The war against Pope Francis

    Pope Francis is one of the most hated men in the world today. Those who hate him most are not atheists, or protestants, or Muslims, but some of his own followers. Outside the church he is hugely popular as a figure of almost ostentatious modesty and humility. From the moment that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio became pope in 2013, his gestures caught the world’s imagination: the new pope drove a Fiat, carried his own bags and settled his own bills in hotels; he asked, of gay people, “Who am I to judge?” and washed the feet of Muslim women refugees.

    But within the church, Francis has provoked a ferocious backlash from conservatives who fear that this spirit will divide the church, and could even shatter it. This summer, one prominent English priest said to me: “We can’t wait for him to die. It’s unprintable what we say in private. Whenever two priests meet, they talk about how awful Bergoglio is … he’s like Caligula: if he had a horse, he’d make him cardinal.” Of course, after 10 minutes of fluent complaint, he added: “You mustn’t print any of this, or I’ll be sacked.”

    This mixture of hatred and fear is common among the pope’s adversaries. Francis, the first non-European pope in modern times, and the first ever Jesuit pope, was elected as an outsider to the Vatican establishment, and expected to make enemies. But no one foresaw just how many he would make. From his swift renunciation of the pomp of the Vatican, which served notice to the church’s 3,000-strong civil service that he meant to be its master, to his support for migrants, his attacks on global capitalism and, most of all, his moves to re-examine the church’s teachings about sex, he has scandalised reactionaries and conservatives. To judge by the voting figures at the last worldwide meeting of bishops, almost a quarter of the college of Cardinals – the most senior clergy in the church – believe that the pope is flirting with heresy.

  26. October 27, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Found this at another blog. A piece of Black History:

    The valorous African-American at McKinley’s shooting who was nearly erased from history.

  27. October 27, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Good morning TOD folks! Lovely to see MO. I miss her grace and humour. I do hope we can have some good news today, like a Trump impeachment.

  28. October 27, 2017 at 9:41 am


    7 of New York’s 9 GOP Congress members vote against budget, citing tax deduction https://t.co/YG4w9fgalB pic.twitter.com/tFgSpy484I

    — POLITICO New York (@politicony) October 26, 2017

    I have told you that there are close to 50 GOP Reps in these high tax states. They are in the heart of IGMFY country. And, they are not interested in committing career suicide.

  29. October 27, 2017 at 9:45 am

    How Will Voters in Virginia Respond to Division and Racism?
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    October 27, 2017

    The Virginia Governor’s election is less than two weeks away, and here is Republican Ed Gillespie’s latest ad:

    Take a moment to imagine a Virginian who would be motivated by that ad to vote for Gillespie. The “clear choice” he is presenting is between someone who has talked about removing monuments to the Confederacy and one who would keep them. In what way does any of that affect the daily lives of the people of Virginia? It doesn’t. That ad is nothing more than an attempt to foster division and fan the flames of racism. Of course, this is nothing new for Gillespie. We’ve already seen how several of his ads make the whole Willie Horton episode look like child’s play.

  30. 70 JER
    October 27, 2017 at 9:51 am

    • 71 Betsy
      October 27, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      LOVE this. I miss President Obama so much. It does my heart good to see how much respect he gets now; too bad it wasn’t so much during his presidency.

  31. October 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Jonathan M. Katz‏Verified account @KatzOnEarth 1h1 hour ago
    More Jonathan M. Katz Retweeted southpaw
    According to FEMA, yes: “Any language in any contract between PREPA and Whitefish that states FEMA approved that contract is inaccurate.”

  32. 74 JER
    October 27, 2017 at 10:02 am

    LIVE NOW: Women’s Day Convention in Detroit — http://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-07?cid=share_twitter_widget

  33. 76 CEB
    October 27, 2017 at 10:03 am

    So Papa Bush has been “patting women’s rears” as an expression of fun! WTF!! No grown-ass woman sees this as “fun.” Some man, no matter who he is or his age, pats you on your butt w/o permission and that is to be okay because of how HE sees it? This is what sexual harassment and predatory behavior are all about. Of course the male does not see it as the woman does, or even cares what she thinks. Did you see how Congress deals with the issue? It is even more fucked up than in any other organization because they make rules designed to protect the institution and its members in such a way to make it impossible for the woman to get justice. BTW, the money for the claims that do get through come out of the US Treasury, our taxes as used to payments to victims. Time to scream and shout the names of all predators, march with signs with their names on it and to demand justice on all fronts.

  34. 77 amk for obama
    October 27, 2017 at 10:04 am

    the turd has lost his mind. literally. 25th amendment is perfectly reasonable.

  35. October 27, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Similarly, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) reportedly appeared on NPR this morning and said Republican senators who are worried about Trump’s fitness should keep their fears “private,” and discuss their concerns “within the family.”

  36. 80 desertflower
    October 27, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Morning everyone….share. There are some RW shananigans going on in Aladamnbama now.

  37. 81 desertflower
    October 27, 2017 at 10:57 am

    How convenient.

  38. October 27, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Trump administration doing a bad job turning word into deed
    Rachel Maddow points out an emerging pattern in the Donald Trump administration in which the declarations Trump makes are not supported by the work to get those thing done, most egregiously in the case of the Russia sanctions he signed into law but never bothered to implement.

  39. October 27, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Refugee office pressing anti-abortion agenda on minors in custody
    Brigitte Amiri, attorney for a girl who fought the Office of Refugee Resettlement to exercise her right to an abortion, and won, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the office under Scott Lloyd is actively trying to deprive vulnerable girls of their reproductive rights.

  40. October 27, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Grassley staffer ran private investigation into Clinton e-mail
    Rachel Maddow looks at the Trump Russia investigations seeks details into a Trump supporter’s efforts to recruit hackers to find Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, and reporting that Barbara Ledeen, a staffer for Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, was engaged in a similar pursuit.

  41. 86 desertflower
    October 27, 2017 at 11:46 am

  42. October 27, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Republican tactics put children’s health program in jeopardy
    10/27/17 08:00 AM—UPDATED 10/27/17 08:05 AM
    By Steve Benen

    Congress had a deadline of Oct. 1. That was the day current funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which has traditionally enjoyed bipartisan support, expired.

    Health care advocates initially hoped lawmakers would act soon after, and the missed deadline would be inconsequential, but nearly four weeks later, there is no solution.

    Why not? Vox’s Dylan Scott explained:

    The problem is offsets – spending cuts to pay for CHIP’s funding for the next five years. Congress needs to find about $8 billion in savings.

    House Republicans proposed cutting Obamacare’s public health fund, cutting the grace period for Obamacare enrollees who fail to make premium payments, repealing the law’s Independent Payment Advisory Board, and making some smaller cuts to Medicare and Medicaid as their plan for offsets.

    In other words, House Republicans effectively said, “We’ll make sure those 9 million children are covered, but Democrats have to agree to pay for it by undermining the Affordable Care Act.”

    When it’s $1.5 trillion in tax cuts, Republicans aren’t especially concerned with figuring out how to pay for their priority. When it’s $8 billion in health care funding for kids, it’s a very different story.

  43. October 27, 2017 at 11:48 am

  44. 91 whenpamelawandered
    October 27, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    While AMK is elsewhere and broke his computer, I just want to say how delighted (?!) I am that he came back to us (finally) because we need our furriners to help us through this morass, and between VC and AMK is the reminder to laugh when we can, and to keep being strong as we figure out how not to drown in our despair! So thank you AMK and VC, for a laugh out loud earlier while reading your banter and your big hearts! 🙏🏻🎶👏🏼

  45. 96 desertflower
    October 27, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Fucking idiots. The country and the WORLD isn’t where these dinosaurs are anymore. We’ve evolved ages ago, they are stuck in the mire.

    • 97 Don
      October 27, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      I absolutely hate when businesses behave this way, that’s why when their behavior causes them to go out of business I shed no tears, fuckers.

  46. 98 Jey
    October 27, 2017 at 12:59 pm


    Nearly half of PP’s followers are fake according to article.

    I still believe that he didn’t win the election. The result from nov 8 is fake.

    • October 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      I agree. Have felt that way from Nov. 9 and as more and more and more info comes out–Russia, hack the vote………No way,no D— way did this orange idiot win the election. I did hear Ron Reagan say that the American people did NOT elect DT. Rather our electoral system ‘chose’ him. Seems a very good explanation to me. 😦

      • 100 desertflower
        October 27, 2017 at 1:31 pm

        He was installed to that position…via Putin interference and the EC. Everything about this is fraudulent

  47. 101 Dudette
    October 27, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    The man is great at everything he does!

  48. 108 Nena20409
    October 27, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Hello TODbot Village.
    TGIF, Finally!
    Cold, windy & Snowy. 😦 Just Not Ready for this weather, mentally 😉
    ❤ ❤ ❤ TODbots.
    The Gulf Story is Funny. ❤ It!

    • 109 CEB
      October 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      The episode that featured Spock’s parents.
      The one when the spores allowed Spock to show emotion toward a woman fro his past.
      In the re-boot of the series, the relationship between Spock and the badass Uhura is everything!

    • 110 0388jojothecat
      October 27, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      My favorite was the one where the person who had a half black/half white face. It was a very good lesson on prejudice (they didn’t call it racism back in the 60’s).

      • 111 0388jojothecat
        October 27, 2017 at 2:44 pm

        YouTubed the show called “Black and White” featuring Frank Gorshen (formerly the Riddler on Batman). The character hated the people who had “white” on the right side of the face while HE had “black” on the right side of his face. Spock as always logically tells him they are the same species.

  49. 112 Nena20409
    October 27, 2017 at 1:16 pm

  50. 113 Nena20409
    October 27, 2017 at 1:23 pm

  51. 121 JER
    October 27, 2017 at 1:39 pm

  52. 123 Nena20409
    October 27, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    If ONLY there’s One 24/7 or 100s of TV Liberal Ownership Nationally or Thousands of AM/FM Radio stations dedicated to constantly delivering the Message.

  53. 124 Nena20409
    October 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm

  54. 125 Nena20409
    October 27, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    • 126 whenpamelawandered
      October 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Nuh, late stage, untreatable, running on minimal rote for years now, with his dedicated team of cover-up enablers who hate him, but really want the money. Tax Returns. Tax Returns. Tax Returns.

  55. 127 Nena20409
    October 27, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Great, he’s been Useless for years.

    • 128 0388jojothecat
      October 27, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      He’ll support Orange-Cheetos just like the rest of em even though he was humiliated by him.

      • 129 vcprezofan2
        October 27, 2017 at 8:07 pm

        /smh/ What I find interesting is how desperate Mitch seems to be to get into Congress even though in 2012 his wife and son would have had us believe that he had no real desire for the role. Weren’t they supposed to have talked him into running, yet every time there’s a whiff of an opening these days there he is trying to squeeze his way in.

  56. 130 Nena20409
    October 27, 2017 at 2:36 pm

  57. 132 Nena20409
    October 27, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Nov 7th 2017 election is just days away. Then this?
    In 2014, GOPers were losing the Nov elections then Ebola, Migrants pouring in from 3 South American Nations Via TX and Bombings in France & 2 other EU Nations dominated the US News.
    VA, You guys better Not elect Gillespie(sp).

  58. 133 Nena20409
    October 27, 2017 at 2:46 pm

  59. 134 Nena20409
    October 27, 2017 at 2:47 pm

  60. 135 Nena20409
    October 27, 2017 at 3:05 pm

  61. October 27, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Unsealed Documents Show That Kris Kobach Is Dead Set on Suppressing the Right to Vote
    By Orion Danjuma, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program
    OCTOBER 26, 2017 | 6:00 PM

    For almost a year, Kris Kobach, the secretary of state of Kansas, has struggled to hide the truth about his efforts to lobby the Trump administration to make it much harder for Americans to vote. Part of that struggle ended today when a federal court ordered excerpts of Kris Kobach’s testimony disclosed along with other documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union in our challenge to his restrictive voter registration regime.

    The unsealed materials confirm what many have suspected: Kobach has a ready-made plan to gut core voting rights protections enshrined in federal law. And he has been covertly lobbying Trump’s team and other officials from day one to sell them the falsehood that noncitizens are swinging elections.


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