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  1. 2 Judith Fardig
    October 29, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Thanks for the beautiful photo! Happy Sunday. Happier Monday when the arrests go down.

  2. 3 Judith Fardig
    October 29, 2017 at 11:44 am

    My hat’s off to you, Don!

  3. 4 Judith Fardig
    October 29, 2017 at 11:46 am

  4. 5 Judith Fardig
    October 29, 2017 at 11:47 am

  5. 6 desertflower
    October 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    As usual, I was back there talking to myself….found the cool kids.

  6. 7 desertflower
    October 29, 2017 at 12:03 pm

  7. 9 desertflower
    October 29, 2017 at 12:07 pm

  8. 15 desertflower
    October 29, 2017 at 12:16 pm


    • 16 pkayden
      October 29, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      And Gillespie has clearly identified with White Supremacists by promising to keep Confederate statues up despite what happened in Charlottesville. Every Black voter should take this as an insult and vote for Northam.

      • 17 99ts
        October 29, 2017 at 7:02 pm

        The republicans have ZERO idea how to run a state or a country – the issues of statues, flags, MAGA and any other of their nonsense are part of the plan to avoid discussing issues that impact peoples lives and about which they always do nothing.

  9. 18 GGAIL
    October 29, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Good West Coast morning NW & TOD family.
    Thanks Nerdy, it’s always good to wake and see our forever PBO on TOD 😘

    Last night we SoCal TODers had a wonderful time spending an evening with Poe & Gorey at the Huntington Library & Gardens. It is a series of snippets of E.A. Pie stories directed by our very own bard, Tally. There were 11 altogether and Tally directed 10 and her performance in Gory 1 is unforgettable.

    Thanks Tally ❤️

  10. October 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    PLEASE help spread the word. THANK YOU.

  11. October 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    • October 29, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Man, I can’t even imagine the bottleneck this is going to create. It’s clearly another way they’re going to SABOTAGE ACA.

      • 30 Nena20409
        October 29, 2017 at 2:11 pm

        If folks started signing up & not wait until later……then all can be all right. But We The People have this ugliness: Procrastination. That is what Trump & GOP are banking on……Just like Our elections. Grown Folks must take responsibilities.

  12. 31 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Hello TODbots.
    Congrats, Don 😉 Furst 😉 Au ⭐ 🙂
    ❤ TODville Community.

  13. 33 vcprezofan2
    October 29, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Sunday Greetings, TODville! May the thought of possible Trumpian indictments tomorrow/Tuesday add an overdose of happiness to your plate today.

  14. 34 vcprezofan2
    October 29, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    So catching up on last night’s post, I read this “apology” tweet again today and realize it still bothers me as much as it did the first time I read it. People in positions of leadership (/ownership of big businesses/whatever) ought to consider what they say before speaking. Given the richness of the English language and the very extensive choice of aphorisms etc, it’s telling to me that owner Bob McNair made the choice he did. There’s no way he could convince me that he doesn’t think of his players as inmates, and it’s a pity the players don’t all have the financial independence to tell him where to get off.

  15. October 29, 2017 at 2:45 pm

  16. October 29, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    WOW, Joy is really something, a REAL JOURNALIST

  17. 43 JER
    October 29, 2017 at 2:55 pm

  18. 45 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm

  19. 46 Don
    October 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Can you imagine being in the crosshairs and not knowing if the next knock on your door will be the knock that will send you into the abyss? I would hate to be that person that’s on the other side of any document that says ” The United States of America vs.”

  20. 47 Don
    October 29, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Trump is probably wishing in a weird way that its Jared Kushner that gets indicted. Maybe if Jared is out of the way, Trump can make a move on a certain someone. Because according to him, he likes to move on them like a bitch.

  21. 48 Don
    October 29, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    As we sit and wait for Monday’s carnage, let us not forget that our institutions aren’t to be used by man in furtherance of his folly.

  22. 49 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    This Guy is wicked smart & Not hard on my Four eyes 😉 . He’s happily married, just saying.

  23. October 29, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    hint …. the correct answer begins with a “U” 😀 😀

  24. October 29, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Now that would truly make my day 🙂

  25. 53 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm

  26. 54 desertflower
    October 29, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Never looked forward to Monday quite like I’m looking forward to tomorrow… 🙂 🙂 Just sayin’!

  27. 56 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Not Good at all.

  28. 59 Don
    October 29, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    President Obama should tweet pictures of himself smiling all day long tomorrow.

  29. 61 desertflower
    October 29, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    He never believed that anyone would get caught…now the noose tightens and you can hear the desperation….and I laugh out loud. You will get what you deserve you little POS.

  30. 62 desertflower
    October 29, 2017 at 3:37 pm


    • 63 99ts
      October 29, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      An interesting thread – but what is trump going to do when he loses – democrats use rule of law, non violent protests to change things – trump supporters prefer violence.

    • 64 CEB
      October 29, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      I’m fine with this as long as the result is not a failed state. We need to get him, the closeted Pence, and the rest of the plunderers out of the White House.

  31. 65 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    This Twitter account is ‘Reported’ to belong to Fmr Director James Comey.

    • 66 globalcitizenlinda
      October 29, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      Can’t help but remember that Director Comey said that the longest one-on-one discussion he ever held with PBO was about race. It must have been a very deep conversation

    • October 29, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Comey has acknowledged it’s his account.

    • 69 vcprezofan2
      October 29, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      Interesting read (shows a bit about Comey’s thinking)

      Why did James Comey name his secret Twitter account ‘Reinhold Niebuhr’? Here’s what we know.
      Niebuhr is a theology hero to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain.
      NATION-WORLD By Michelle Boorstein – The Washington Post

      Former FBI chief James B. Comey ended a months-long Twitter tease this week when he confirmed that he is the owner of a cryptic, nature-photo-loving account with the name Reinhold Niebuhr.


      Jack Jenkins wrote in Think Progress that while most Americans wouldn’t know Niebuhr’s name today, “he was once unavoidable: beginning in the 1930s and extending into the 1960s, Niebuhr’s various treatises on the intersection of Christianity and public life were at the center of innumerable public debates, and his voice was a constant in conversations about the moral dimensions of war, use of nuclear weapons, and civil rights.”

      Among those who have quoted and called Niebuhr their favorite theologian are thinkers and politicians from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to David Brooks and John McCain, Jenkins wrote.

      In a spring piece in Christianity Today, Steven Weitzman wrote that for leaders across the ideological spectrum, Niebuhr “offers a justification for pragmatism, for the use of force, and for the moral compromises that political action imposes”:

      “How did this particular theologian become so many politicians’ moral and spiritual compass? Niebuhr developed a view known as Christian realism, believing the human ego would undercut our attempts to better the world. According to Niebuhr, people need to shed their self-righteous illusions and perfectionist pretensions to set their sights on more modest solutions. Niebuhr warned that people should never assume they could eliminate evil. In fact, they should be on guard lest their moral ambitions lead them into a self-deluded and destructive pride.”

      “For Niebuhr the true prophet is an internationalist who casts all national pretensions in the light of divine judgment,” Comey’s thesis said. “The prophet measures all collective human action against the norm of love, and all groups fail to measure up.”

      ……………………………. //

      • 70 Nena20409
        October 29, 2017 at 4:51 pm

        Thanks, VC!
        I ❤ TOD for I learn News Things on TOD!
        Thank You, VC!

        • 71 vcprezofan2
          October 29, 2017 at 4:58 pm

          YVW, Nena. Me too, I learn a lot here. 🙂
          Truth is, I’m often pushed to go look up stuff I would normally let pass over my head, or stuff I’d never heard of before. In this case I don’t remember ever before meeting the name ‘Reinhold Niebuhr’ and I would not have automatically figured he was an American, or even a theologian. (Not that this matters). 😀

  32. 74 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    • 75 arapaho415
      October 29, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      Good article from Axios, by a former colleague of the founders of Fusion GPS.

      When Buzzfeed published the Steele dossier in January, seems that most of the media tweets I saw then said that DC and NYC media were aware of its existence and content.

      But now, in light of its significant, few mention this:

      Here’s a correction:

      This time last year we barraged by late-breaking news from David Corn (on what we now know as the Steele dossier), one from Franklin Foer about “pings” between Trump Tower and Russia, and another story from NYTimes (which all happened just after Comey’s bombshell aka Jason Chaffetz “leaking” letter from Comey to House Oversight Committee and refusing to say whether or not FUBAR was under FBI investigation). This NYTimes report on the same night is unforgivable:

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  34. October 29, 2017 at 4:11 pm

  35. 78 amk for obama
    October 29, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    gee, ya think?

  36. October 29, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    ADIOS, punks.

  37. 80 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 4:20 pm

  38. 82 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 4:23 pm

  39. 83 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Not All, But almost all is what I see.

  40. October 29, 2017 at 4:41 pm

  41. 90 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 4:43 pm

  42. 91 amk for obama
    October 29, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    aaand Hamilton wins record 4th F1 title. Go Hammer.

    What a race. Worth losing my beauty sleep over.

  43. 99 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Child 😉
    ❤ Her!

  44. 101 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    In an HBO Real Sports/Marist poll, conducted Oct. 15-17 by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion with funding from the HBO series “real Sports,” 51 percent of respondents opposed rules that would require players to stand, compared with 47 percent who supported such calls.

    The 4-point difference is within the poll’s reported margins of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points among all respondents and plus or minus 3.7 percentage points among self-described football fans, who made up 65 percent of the overall sample (PDF).

  45. 103 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Cuz I’m Happy…….Happiness is……..Fantastic!

  46. 113 Nerdy Wonka
    October 29, 2017 at 5:23 pm

  47. October 29, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    From the beginning, Amy Siskind has been keeping a week by week record of how Trump and his cabal have been degrading and distorting democracy. It’s a huge undertaking and heroic in scope and content. PLEASE share with your networks.

  48. 115 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    • 116 jacquelineoboomer
      October 29, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      Laurence Tribe’s responding to BWD’s tweet … our anti-trump Tribe’s getting smaller by the minute!

      As far as the tweet goes, I’ll take an indictment of one of trump’s “”NYT paper delivery couriers” first and applaud. ANYTHING! As long as it starts NOW.

  49. 117 globalcitizenlinda
    October 29, 2017 at 6:40 pm

  50. October 29, 2017 at 6:42 pm

  51. 121 Nena20409
    October 29, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    • 122 99ts
      October 29, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Boehner, Comey – funny that after the event they like to be on the side of truth and right but while in the job – 100% supported the GOP. Comey’s October surprise gave us trump. Boehner supported the GOP in everything it threw at President Obama.

    • 123 amk for obama
      October 29, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      the original orange scum was with these racist scumbags until they turned on him. fuck him and his ilk.

  52. October 29, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Memory Lane:

  53. 125 desertflower
    October 29, 2017 at 7:36 pm

  54. 126 desertflower
    October 29, 2017 at 7:37 pm

  55. 127 Bill R.
    October 29, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    No doubts now, Nina Turner has joined the Trumpsters in promoting a demonstrably false anti-Clinton story. Our Revolution and Nina should get no Dem support, Zero. https://twitter.com/robertcaruso/status/924679827814305792

    • 128 nathkatun7
      October 29, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Bill R., I agree with you 100%! I want nothing to do with these unprincipled and unethical people whose main goal is the destruction of the Democratic Party. Nina Turner is a disgrace. Democrats must cut ties with these hypocrites calling themselves our “Revolution” while working to enable the right wing agenda.

  56. 129 Bill R.
    October 29, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Let’s try that again:

    • 130 CEB
      October 29, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      This kind of thing has been going on since Black people were dragged to these shores: there are always some who get trotted out as cover for white folks. They get seduced by being told that “You are smarter/better than those other ones” or “you are like one of the family” or they are made to feel obligated to perform because of some “favor” or because they think that they are going to get something out it that will better their position. The end is always the same: broken promises, alienation, obscurity, self-hatred and poverty.

      • 131 COS
        October 29, 2017 at 8:42 pm

        Joy Reid need to school this B%%%%. She is just as bad as the Republicans. Why is she still so angry and bitter??

        • 132 nathkatun7
          October 29, 2017 at 9:32 pm

          She run to be Ohio’s Secretary of State and lost badly. May be that explains her anger and bitterness at the Democrats. Now she is leading the Sandernisters who are on a mission to destroy the Democratic Party. The Sandernisters, who pretentiously named their clique “our revolution,” see themselves as the teabaggers of the Democratic Party. They’ve adopted many of the tactics used by the teabaggers.

        • 133 Obama Grandmama
          October 29, 2017 at 9:53 pm

          Nina Turner was ferociously loyal to Bernie Sanders to the extent that she spread every false story there was about Hillary. She still believes them. I remember comparing her to Omarosa who was viciously loyal to Trump in the same way. There should be such a thing as being for someone without being out to destroy another to win on the attributes, not on negative false stories about the opponent.

    • 134 Jey
      October 29, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Nina Turner should just make it official that she is not a Democrat.

  57. 135 jacquelineoboomer
    October 29, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Former OGE Director Walter Shaub liked my inappropriate response to his tweet. Bet he’d be fun at a party! Plus, he detests 45 as much as we do; i.e., the friend-for-life type. 🙂

  58. 142 arapaho415
    October 29, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    GE TODville.

    Tweeter’s bio reads: “Former Special Counsel @DeptofDefense (2015-16). Founding co-editor-in-chief @just_security. Chaired Prof NYU Law. Former Chaired Prof Harvard Law.”

    (Open one of these tweets to see entire 12-tweet thread.)

  59. 144 jacquelineoboomer
    October 29, 2017 at 9:26 pm

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