News Of Its Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

165 Responses to “News Of Its Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”

  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:53 am

    • 2 mtmarilyn
      November 29, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Good morning No Child. I am still worried for this country. It’s not just Trump it is the whole Republican party. I always considered myself an Evangelical Christian. Now I don’t know the people who call themselves evangelical and vote for a pedofile. He is also a Islamophobic and against transgenders, immigrants etc. Alabama please wake up.

  2. 4 mtmarilyn
    November 29, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Good morning TODville.

  3. 6 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:54 am

  4. 9 whenpamelawandered
    November 29, 2017 at 10:54 am


  5. November 29, 2017 at 11:12 am

    This is who they are:

    “April Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and a CNN contributor, told the Post she was not invited for the first time in 20 years covering the White House.” https://t.co/kYzsVFMpXG— NAACP (@NAACP) November 29, 2017

    • 11 0388jojothecat
      November 29, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      CNN is also refusing to go to the WH Xmas party. They ALL need to boycott the WH Press meetings because its a farse anyway. Let the rwnj news be the only ones in attendance.

    • 12 pkayden
      November 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      She should take it as a good sign. Who wants to hobnob with Trump and his sycophants? No MSM journalist should show up even if invited.

  6. November 29, 2017 at 11:17 am

    GOP refuses to learn the lessons of Kansas’ failed tax experiment
    11/29/17 10:46 AM
    By Steve Benen
    The Kansas City Star published a piece over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend from Steve Rose, who described himself as a “Bob Dole Republican,” and who lamented the fact that Kansas’ failed tax plan and the current GOP tax plan “are twins.”

    Republicans at the federal level are claiming, just like Brownback did, that there will not be a resulting massive deficit if taxes are slashed. Most independent, non-partisan researchers predict a $1.5 trillion deficit will be the result of the tax cuts that have been proposed.

    Blinded Republicans claim these huge tax cuts for businesses and the wealthy will stimulate the economy enough that overall revenue will grow, not shrink. Revenue growth is supposed to trickle down to the middle-class taxpayers.

    Sound familiar? That is exactly what was sold to Kansans, who saw their state’s budget hemorrhage. Nothing trickled down except cuts in services for the middle class.

  7. 14 Judith Fardig
    November 29, 2017 at 11:22 am

    People are finally seeing through the lies about Obamacare and embracing it, but if they don’t see through the even worse lies about the tax bill, killing the individual mandate in that bill will doom it anyway. Keep calling your Senators to protest this scam giveaway to the 1% and large corporations.

  8. November 29, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I just made my calls to the 10 Senators listed on the ‘Trump Tax tool kit’. I find this kit extremely helpful and easy to use on my cellphone.
    Been calling almost every day even in the face of despair when I feel that this might be a battle that they may win by shoving it through
    the Senate. But, we can never give up. Miracles still happen. HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL!

    • 16 GGAIL
      November 29, 2017 at 11:44 am

      HOPE44, thank you for voicing how easy it is to contact our representatives in Congress.

      Your endorsement could be what someone here needs to read so they too will use the tool and Make the Calls 📞☎️

      • November 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm

        You are welcome GGAIL. Yes we do need all the calls/callers we can get. And yes this kit makes it very easy. It’s similar
        to the one we used when we were fighting for the ACA/Obamacare. My prayer is that this horrendous nightmare does not
        pass in the Senate. But, in addition to praying, we have to call.

  9. 18 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Trump was ‘wrong’ to share anti-Muslim videos from U.K. group that ‘peddles lies,’ British prime minister’s office says

    President Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by the group Britain First, which Theresa May’s spokeswoman condemned for their use of “hateful” material “which peddles lies and stokes tensions.” She said the group is “the antithesis of the values of our country.”

  10. 19 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 12:51 pm

  11. 21 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    • 22 No Child Left Behind
      November 29, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Garrison Keillor, ex-host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” dropped by Minnesota Public Radio after allegations of improper behavior

      Garrison Keillor told the Associated Press he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.” He didn’t give details of the allegation.

      MPR said it was notified last month of allegations related to Keillor’s conduct with an individual whom he worked with while he was responsible for the production of “A Prairie Home Companion.”

      On Tuesday, Keillor, an avowed Democrat and occasional columnist for The Washington Post News Service and Syndicate, wrote an op-ed ridiculing the idea that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) should resign over allegations of sexual harassment.

      I predict that unemployment rate will shoot to 10% very soon because of men’s behavior in the workplace.

  12. 23 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    If that guy can get rid of Donald Trump, I’ll vote for him in a heartbeat second.

  13. 24 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    • 25 Don
      November 29, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Those that could have done something or can do something but choose not to will be judged accordingly.

    • 26 pkayden
      November 29, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      I wonder if Jamielle Hill will be among those fired by ESPN. If that happens, I hope sports figures and customers boycott that station.

  14. 27 ydavis00
    November 29, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    This is the crazy shit that is floating up there. I will not be surprised if trump doesn’t pick this,or at least this topic, up in one of his conspiracy tweet.

    • 28 No Child Left Behind
      November 29, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      So many people crazier than the Dotard! I would not post that thing.

      • 29 idon
        November 29, 2017 at 1:28 pm

        I’ve never ever seen anything like this posted at the Obama Diary.

        • 30 SUE DUVALL SMITH
          November 29, 2017 at 10:53 pm


    • 31 sherijr
      November 29, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      okay couldn’t sit through all of that 5+ minutes. Apparently she’s very concerned that Obama and the Africans or maybe Obama and the European’s are going to take over the United States. She must have missed the last 8 yrs wherein he could have done exactly what her buddy Trump is attempting to do now… take over the US with the help of his daddy Putin and Russia.

      Is she a product of Fox News? Self hate? Bad parenting? Drugs? Private schooling perhaps? Dunno… I am consistently dumbfounded by the things that people in this country come up with to attack & vilify President Obama. It’s completely demented. I remember years ago- like 30 or so, I was watching a video by a psycho-therapist and he commented that about 85% of Americans are dysfunctional- that was in the 80s. There are many times when I think back on his comments.

    • 32 CEB
      November 29, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      I refuse to watch this. It may be a good idea to remove it considering what this blog stands for.

    • 37 arapaho415
      November 29, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      GA ydavis00.

      Agree with the other responses here. (Didn’t, and won’t click on the video.)

      It’s pretty much impossible to be online and *avoid* anti-Obama mindsets.

      We endured 8+ years of this every. single. day, and Chips created this magnificent oasis in order to SPARE fellow Obots from this kind of vile claptrap.

      Please, no more.

    • 38 GGAIL
      November 29, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      Oh please post this on a blog that caters to conspiracy and nonsense.

      Stay Focused People!

      Make Calls to Congress

      Help sign up people to Vote or to get health insurance.

      Stay Woke! We ain’t got time for dreams and drama. This is NOT a drill 🔥

      • November 29, 2017 at 3:58 pm


      • 40 ydavis00
        November 29, 2017 at 4:14 pm

        I understand if you guys don’t want this on the blog and I debated about posting it myself. I like looking behind the curtain, especially with a president who retweets conspiracy theories that begin with ppl like this woman, but get what you are saying. However, FYI no one ever needs to tell me to stay focus or vote. I have been doing both since before many on you have been on earth.

  15. 43 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 1:56 pm

  16. 44 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Whatever the color, they always fit him nicely!

    • 45 0388jojothecat
      November 29, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      The media went berzerk over a F’ing “tan suit” because they had nothing else to be up-in-arms about with a real President.

    • 46 pkayden
      November 29, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      He was a Black man. That was enough to drive racists crazy. And now they have a President just like them.

  17. 47 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    By 8pm, there will be no one left.

    • 48 No Child Left Behind
      November 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    • 49 0388jojothecat
      November 29, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      I can’t believe they also fired Garrison Keillor too. He said he was consoling a woman and touched her back. He apologized immediately to her face and then later in an email which she said “no problem” until he was contacted by her lawyer. If this is true (he should show the email) then NPR is a big weinie. I think the Trumpanzees are getting rid of liberal voices in retaliation of so many conservatives who were fired early this year.

      I am waiting for some woman to say Barack Obama touched her inappropriately when they took a picture together. This is just crazy.

  18. 51 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 2:15 pm

  19. 53 GGAIL
    November 29, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Dear TOD posters,
    I’m requesting that you considered the purpose of your post before you hit Send.

    Our standards are going in the wrong direction lately. If we want to know who just got fired for allegations, we can click on Yahoo or several blogs. Same if we want tabloid stories.

    If you’ve been lurking or participating on TOD then you are aware of the high standards set by Chipsticks. If your post won’t pass, then post it somewhere else!

    I will not stand by and watch TOD slip into smut.

  20. November 29, 2017 at 3:52 pm

  21. 59 Nena20409
    November 29, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    GE, TODbots.
    Congrats, NCLB on your Gold ⭐ Furst 😉
    We in MN are experiencing ‘Indian Summer’ all week……actually, since Thanksgiving day. It will end on Saturday Midnight.
    Thanks to NW for all you do for TOD.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}
    Thanks to all those who find interesting News to post here. I learn a lot from our Contributors. Not all of Us have the Time, all the time. Sharing is Caring. Since last Thursday, I have depended on many of TODbots for News. Thank you.

  22. 60 Nena20409
    November 29, 2017 at 5:15 pm

  23. 61 Nena20409
    November 29, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    • 62 pkayden
      November 29, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      We knew he was a racist even before he ran for office. Republicans have embraced him and have made it clear how they feel about racism and White Supremacy.

  24. 63 Nena20409
    November 29, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    House of Commons on Trump’s retweets on “British First” White Nationalists hate against Muslim Videos.

    • 64 Nena20409
      November 29, 2017 at 5:24 pm

  25. November 29, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    • 66 Nena20409
      November 29, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      She doesn’t care.
      I hope those Dems who voted for her last time will forever remember this vote.

  26. 70 Nena20409
    November 29, 2017 at 5:45 pm

  27. 71 Nena20409
    November 29, 2017 at 5:52 pm

  28. 72 Nena20409
    November 29, 2017 at 5:59 pm

  29. November 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

  30. 75 Nena20409
    November 29, 2017 at 6:40 pm

  31. November 29, 2017 at 6:47 pm

  32. November 29, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    We are so far down the rabbit hole, I’m surprised there’s any light to see by.

    • 83 Sandy1110
      November 29, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Trump will drag the GOP down the rabbit hole with him, either as they inexplicably move to hand him legislative “victories”, or abandon their so-called principles to hold on to congressional power with a GOP president.

  33. November 29, 2017 at 7:46 pm

  34. 86 globalcitizenlinda
    November 29, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    republicans, republicans, …, republicans !!!!!!

  35. November 29, 2017 at 8:30 pm


    Beautiful capture of California terrain.

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    In flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles today.

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  36. 88 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:05 pm

  37. 89 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:06 pm

  38. 90 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:08 pm

  39. 91 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:09 pm

  40. 92 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Oh, boy! I wish the Daily News would focus on the Dotard.

  41. 94 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:13 pm

  42. 96 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:42 pm

  43. 97 amk for obama
    November 29, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    So, all the msm assholes who wantonly disrespected President Obama are now without a job?

    Karma, you despicable scums.

  44. 100 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Project Veritas operative’s effort to infiltrate The Washington Post dates back months and extends to other media outlets

    The failed effort by conservative activists to plant a false story about Senate candidate Roy Moore in The Washington Post was part of a months-long campaign to infiltrate The Post and other media outlets, according to interviews, text messages and social media posts that have since been deleted.

    Starting in July, Jaime Phillips joined two dozen networking groups related to either journalism or left-leaning politics. She signed up to attend 15 related social events, often accompanied by a male companion, and appeared at least twice at gatherings for departing Post staffers.

  45. 101 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      November 29, 2017 at 11:30 pm


  46. 104 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:49 pm

  47. 105 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:51 pm

  48. 106 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:52 pm

  49. 107 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Aren’t they on opiods themselves?

  50. 110 No Child Left Behind
    November 29, 2017 at 10:58 pm

  51. 111 whenpamelawandered
    November 29, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    “TRUST the process”.

    Closing this long, busy day with sharing of a bumper sticker I noticed today. It made me feel calmer, reminded me it’s likely the reason PBO and MO are so dedicated to moving forward, just as they have always done. Both brilliant lawyers, they keep the faith this part of our story will pass, as it must. Due Process. Keep You All The Heart. ❤️🙏🏻🕯

  52. November 30, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

  53. 113 No Child Left Behind
    November 30, 2017 at 1:38 am

    I have much respect for that man.

    • 114 sherijr
      November 30, 2017 at 7:50 am

      I really hope he hurries. I am very tired of all that’s being done to our people by these deceitful, hateful racists. I’m tired of waiting for the right thing to be done by honorable people. I’m far from losing hope, but I am angrier and angrier by the day, feeling very much like it’s time we the people stepped in… don’t know how, but I do know we haven’t been able to count on the people in charge- republicans- to ever do what’s decent. They really are coming for all of us- except the very wealthy white people.

    • 116 pkayden
      November 30, 2017 at 7:53 am

      Schneiderman has been doing a great job so far and I hope he continues to be vigilant in his fight against this corrupt regime. We need more AGs like him.

  54. 117 Gazelle
    November 30, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Dearest Judith, sending all that’s fabulous in the universe to you. Our ultimate warrior. All will be well. With much love & affection❤

  55. 120 Bill R.
    November 30, 2017 at 3:49 am

    This should be retweeted everywhere, especially to women voters in Alabama.

  56. November 30, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Is thus what it will take to beat these jerks?

  57. November 30, 2017 at 8:14 am

    IndivisibleSF is making calls to Alabama. Let’s do this, people.

    • 129 Don
      November 30, 2017 at 8:26 am

      I’m sorry but goddamnit, who’s fucking fault is it that they didn’t know about a senate race going on? C’mon with the fucking excuses, wake the fuck up and open your eyes.

      • 130 Don
        November 30, 2017 at 8:28 am

        At some point you have to take the lead in your own rescue.

        • November 30, 2017 at 9:11 am

          I agree completely. I recognize that people are busy and don’t follow the news as closely as some of us, but damnit, these are very dire times and we best be aware of these massive negative changes, HUGE hostile cultural shifts, like the one we’re in RIGHT NOW. Our democracy is absolutely in peril. WAKE UP.

  58. 132 desertflower
    November 30, 2017 at 8:18 am

  59. 133 desertflower
    November 30, 2017 at 8:19 am

  60. 134 desertflower
    November 30, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Maybe everyone should know this. Just maybe

  61. November 30, 2017 at 8:33 am

    JHC, this is just really, really awful.

  62. 136 desertflower
    November 30, 2017 at 8:34 am

  63. 137 desertflower
    November 30, 2017 at 8:35 am

  64. 138 desertflower
    November 30, 2017 at 8:36 am

  65. 139 desertflower
    November 30, 2017 at 8:38 am


  66. November 30, 2017 at 8:44 am

    OMG, this thread right here:

  67. 142 desertflower
    November 30, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Rays of goodness and light


  68. November 30, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Desperate for any and all news from or about PBO.

  69. 151 desertflower
    November 30, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Correct. They even SAID they wouldn’t pay higher wages but give their windfall to their shareholders! WTF is SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND???? America! Quit believing the party that has REPEATEDLY lied to you about literally EVERYTHING! If it was so wonderful for most of us, they wouldn’t have to fucking LIE ABOUT IT!

  70. 152 desertflower
    November 30, 2017 at 9:45 am

  71. November 30, 2017 at 10:06 am

    World astonished at yet more falsehoods from Donald Trump
    Eric Mouthaan, correspondent for RTL Dutch TV, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump’s retweet of a false anti-Muslim propaganda video and the reaction of the world to a U.S. president who so regularly disgraces himself and his country.

  72. 154 idon
    November 30, 2017 at 10:09 am

    People are signing the NeedToImpeach petition at a rapid pace. What I don’t understand is why there are not already 65 million signatures.

  73. November 30, 2017 at 10:17 am


  74. November 30, 2017 at 10:28 am

    NBC News fires Matt Lauer over sexual allegations
    Stephanie Gosk, correspondent for NBC News, talks with Rachel Maddow about the firing of Matt Lauer for “inappropriate sexual behavior” and the challenges of reporting on a story within one’s own company.

  75. November 30, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Jared Kushner met with Robert Mueller in Trump Russia probe: NYT
    Rachel Maddow replays breaking news from the New York Times that Jared Kushner has spoken with special counsel Robert Mueller, with additional reporting from CNN that the main subject of discussion was Mike Flynn.

  76. November 30, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Trump campaign had at least 19 Russia-connected contacts
    Rachel Maddow updates a running list of Russia-connected contacts by members of the Donald Trump campaign, bringing the count to 19, with the open possibility of new ones being exposed

  77. November 30, 2017 at 10:48 am

    The Trump campaign’s Russia-connected contacts – annotated list
    11/29/17 09:50 PM—UPDATED 11/30/17 12:26 AM

    1. Sergey Kislyak (1, 2, 3)
    2. Sergey Gorkov (4)

    3. Felix Sater (5)

    4. Sergei Gordeev (6)

    5. Konstantin Kilimnik (7, 8)

    6. Oleg Deripaska (9)

    7. Alexander Torshin (10, 11)

    8. Natalia Veselnitskaya (12, 13)

    9. Rinat Akhmetshin (14)

    10. Ike Kaveladze (15)

    11. Emin Agalarov (16)

    12. Shlomo Weber (17, 18)

    13. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich (19, 18)

    14. Andrey Baranov (20, 18)

    15. Igor Sechin (21) (disputed by Carter Page)

    16. Joseph Mifsud (22)

    17. Ivan Timofeev (23)

    18. Olga Polonskaya (23, 24)

    19. Kirill Dmitriev (25)

    Each number links to a story about them and Trump Campaign contact. Find those links at the story.

  78. November 30, 2017 at 11:07 am

    The GOP Tax Scam


    The tax plan has been marketed by President Trump and Republican leaders as a straightforward if enormous rebate for the masses, a $1.5 trillion package of cuts to spur hiring and economic growth. But as the bill has been rushed through Congress with scant debate, its far broader ramifications have come into focus, revealing a catchall legislative creation that could reshape major areas of American life, from education to health care.

  79. November 30, 2017 at 11:13 am

    This is escalating. Conyers should never have so vehemently denied when there is apparently all kinds of evidence to the contrary.

  80. November 30, 2017 at 11:46 am

    What can we do to ensure that DEMS are victorious come 2018?

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