124 Responses to “#ObamaInIndia”

  1. December 1, 2017 at 2:25 pm

  2. 5 whenpamelawandered
    December 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    ❤️🙏🏼📿♐️🕯 Best congratulations to AMK, whatever brilliant engineering feat you have accomplished must be tremendous to have you admit you are this pleased!! (earlier thread was so full, it would load anymore!) Thank you, Nerdy Wonka! Congrats Hope44 ✨

  3. December 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Bringing this over from previous page because it’s just too beautiful and peaceful.

    • 7 jacquelineoboomer
      December 1, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      I was just bringing this lovely image here, too, after it was tweeted out by the Dalai Lama’s official account.


      • 8 whenpamelawandered
        December 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm

        Here is a practice I started back in 2007, right after PBO announced his candidacy:

        O {ba} Mani Padme Aum

        As an increased vibration, the extra syllable brings the ancient mantra into a higher level, seeing as we are now in the 21st century (well, some of us are), sound lifts and illuminates… I understand. I would chant this aloud while driving and I’m sure it helped open up traffic congestion sometimes anyway!! It feels really good, try it! TODOyogis! 🕉🕯

  4. 11 idon
    December 1, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Oh today is a mighty good day. Yes indeed. A mighty good day.

  5. 12 mtmarilyn
    December 1, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    This video is such a palate cleanser for today. So thankful for the Obama’s

  6. 13 desertflower
    December 1, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    ie the TaxScam. If I was in charge at the DNC or other such organizations, I would have commercials ready to go connecting these dots for the public…

    • 14 sherijr
      December 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Wow, I only read his thread to like 40 then had to go watch Baltimore Police Commissioner’s news conference… will go back & finish Seth’s thread now, thanks df.

  7. 15 desertflower
    December 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm

  8. 16 desertflower
    December 1, 2017 at 3:05 pm

  9. 17 desertflower
    December 1, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    They are ALL VILE LIARS

    • 18 desertflower
      December 1, 2017 at 3:07 pm

  10. 19 desertflower
    December 1, 2017 at 3:09 pm

  11. 20 globalcitizenlinda
    December 1, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Here is my suggestion: if the scumbags pass this republican tax scam, the den candidates must run on cancelling it and starting over in a bipartisan manner. PBO ran on reversing the bush tax cut and he won. So PBO has already proved one can win campaigns emphasizing raising taxes on the rich.

    • 21 GGAIL
      December 1, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Good suggestion Linda

      • 22 globalcitizenlinda
        December 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm

        Thank you very much. I hope that during their reflective moments, these republicans recognize that the many unprecidented actions they have taken this year and during PBO’s administration will one day (soon) be reversed. Obstruction and locking out the opposition during policy formulation will be quoted by other legislators. So will: stealing the supreme court seat, packing the courts and agencies with unqualified people, dismantling healthcare, voting rights, environment, reproductive rights. Power is cyclical

      • 23 jacquelineoboomer
        December 1, 2017 at 4:24 pm


    • 24 globalcitizenlinda
      December 1, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      Dem candidates

  12. December 1, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Dear Jared,

    Do you hear the bus? It’s coming for you.

    Bloomberg reporting that Kushner is the the one who ordered Flynn to contact Russia:


  13. 26 0388jojothecat
    December 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I just pray we have a transformational candidate like Barack Obama.

  14. December 1, 2017 at 4:42 pm

  15. 28 jacquelineoboomer
    December 1, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    When an old cable bill comes back to haunt ya!

  16. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    December 1, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    December 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm


  18. 35 Nena20409
    December 1, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    TGIF, I guess…… Flynn flips Friday? Yup!
    Hello, TODbots.
    Au ⭐ & Ag ⭐ for Hope, Congrats 😉
    Thanks, NW.
    ❤ ❤ ❤ TODville community.
    The British Parliament was Not kidding yesterday. They were brilliant in their condemnation of the Dotard Trump.
    WTO, Amk!
    Love the Videos & Tweets about President Obama

  19. 37 Nena20409
    December 1, 2017 at 6:22 pm

  20. 39 Nena20409
    December 1, 2017 at 6:23 pm

  21. 43 Nena20409
    December 1, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    ❤ 😉 ❤ so sweet.

  22. 44 Nena20409
    December 1, 2017 at 6:42 pm

  23. 45 Nena20409
    December 1, 2017 at 6:49 pm

  24. 46 Nena20409
    December 1, 2017 at 6:58 pm

  25. 47 Nena20409
    December 1, 2017 at 7:11 pm

  26. 48 Nena20409
    December 1, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    I hope that the $$ raised will be used primarily to get the Voters to the polls.

  27. 49 Nena20409
    December 1, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    • 50 GGAIL
      December 1, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      Then vote NO
      It’s that simple to restore order to DC

      • 51 Nena20409
        December 1, 2017 at 7:57 pm

        No Dem is Voting Yes.
        They lack the Votes to stop the GOP.
        Only Senator Corker from TN has stated that he’s a No Vote on this Corrupt Tax scheme.

      • 52 Nena20409
        December 1, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    • 53 Mtmarilyn2
      December 1, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      I love our Senator Tester, he will be voting no. This was on all the local stations tonight.

  28. 54 Nena20409
    December 1, 2017 at 7:55 pm

  29. 55 Nena20409
    December 1, 2017 at 8:09 pm

  30. December 1, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    • 57 COS
      December 1, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      So sen. Collins doesn’t care about the middle class being screwed by the overall horrible tax bill.

    • December 1, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      None of these Republicans care about the poor or middle class. I blame the people who elected these Republicans in control, how soon they forget. These are the same Republicans who cause the financial crisis in 2008. These are the same Republicans who claim to care about the debt.. One trillion dollars, so Collins can give rich people more money.

  31. December 1, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    i got my book today….how Beautiful it is….i am so moved…..going thru the pages…remembering the photos …remembering how we here in the diary were there first hand for so many of them….it is such a JOY to look at each and every picture….it is a treasure that i will always treasure…always treasure

    • 60 Mtmarilyn2
      December 1, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      It is so refreshing to the heart going then this book. I just listened to the latest Pod Save America podcast. They interviewed Pete Souza. It was a great interview, just not long enough.

  32. December 1, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Thank you for this beautiful treasure, NerdyWonka. What a joy it will be to take it in this weekend. You bring all the goodness truth depth, wit perspective and fire.

  33. 62 99ts
    December 2, 2017 at 2:37 am

    Love the Obama news – sorry about your country. Seems like too many countries where the government buys up the wealth and vote themselves power forever.. Never thought the US would join in to wipe out the poor and disadvantaged. Just horribly horribly sad that so few would vote to feather their own nests and use a moron to achieve their financial goals.

  34. 63 susanne
    December 2, 2017 at 3:14 am

    Gah. Effing GOP.

  35. 64 Gazelle
    December 2, 2017 at 4:23 am

    Lesson for the day, GOP, you’re all living in glass houses. Watch those “stones” you’re so willing to throw out there.

  36. 70 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Because OF COURSE they did! NEVER let them live this down. Hang this vote around their necks and remind voters at election time next November….

    n the middle of the night, on a 51-49 party line vote, Senate Republicans passed their tax scam — a blatant giveaway to corporations and billionaires at the expense of women, children, seniors, immigrants, poor people, small businesses, and so many more.

    Yep. That means 51 Senators voted to raise your taxes, increase your health insurance premiums, leave 13 million more people uninsured, and explode the deficit by more than $1 trillion. The Senate bill joins the House’s version which passed right before Thanksgiving.

    Because you denied Republicans a win this summer (and then again in September) on repealing the Affordable Care Act, they were desperate to pass their tax scam and get a win for their wealthy donors. They passed this bill without regular order, debate, or committee hearings. Their process was so f*$%-ing shady that part of their bill was literally hand written on a piece of paper and voted on 7 hours later. And then they voted in the middle of the night because they thought they could get away with it without any repercussions.

    We’re down, but not yet out. Right now, we are losing this fight. Republicans have publicly stated that they’ll “go to conference,” where they’ll merge the two bills together. But we’ll believe it when we see it — the House could just as easily pass the Senate version (read our explainer on what happens next here). Here’s what we need to do right now to fight back as the bill heads to conference:

    Schedule a visit to your MoC’s offices: If you have a Republican Senator, let them know how mad you are that they just voted to raise your taxes, increase your premiums, and leave 13 million more people uninsured. If you have a Democratic Senator, thank them for their vote and tell them to keep up the pressure. Schedule a visit to their district offices before late next week.

    Make. more. calls. Get mad and get loud. Call 1-855-980-2350 to be connected to one of your Senators. When your call is over, dial again and it’ll connect you to your other Senator. Tell Republicans that you’re watching their every move and thank Democrats for continuing to stand strong.
    Indivisibles have led the way on this fight since Day 1 and this is a hard vote to say the least. You’ve showed up at town halls. You made phone calls. You rallied. You made district office visits. You did everything right.

    Now, we have to hold them accountable. The 51 Senators who voted to raise health insurance premiums, leave 13 million more people uninsured, and explode the deficit by more than $1 trillion can’t get off scot-free. They’ve lost the right to represent us. Together we will hold them accountable.

    Schedule a visit. Make a call. Don’t let them get away with this.

    In solidarity,
    The Indivisible Team

  37. 73 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 7:46 am

    • 75 desertflower
      December 2, 2017 at 7:49 am

      Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden released the following statement today after Senate Republicans passed legislation that will give huge tax cuts to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations while raising taxes on millions of working- and middle-class Americans and raising health care premiums:

      Shame on them.
      We will remember this vote. And we will do what we can to ensure every American does as well.
      The Tax Reform Act of 1986 involved months of public hearings and negotiations and was both bipartisan and revenue-neutral. In contrast, the final text for the legislation passed by the Senate today was rewritten at the last minute and presented to senators – to say nothing of the American public — mere hours before the final vote. In addition, Senate Republicans:
      Held no public hearings on the legislation.
      Failed to involve Senate Democrats in the writing or negotiation of the bill.
      Passed a bill that will explode the deficit by nearly $1.5 trillion.
      Passed a bill that will raise taxes on tens of millions of families.
      Passed a bill that will raise the number of uninsured Americans by 13 million and raise premiums for middle-class families that buy their own insurance by thousands of dollars.
      Passed a bill on a party-line vote.

  38. 76 Gazelle
    December 2, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Gladys, Chaka & Etta walked into a joint & there was BB too!

  39. 77 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 7:50 am

  40. 78 Jey
    December 2, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Saw the headlines today. Senate passes the tax bill. Now what?

    I hope the Deplorables are happy now. More importantly I wish them KARMA!
    And I hope they reap the benefits they have sowed by electing Republicans.

    Congratulations AMK. Glad to hear the good news.

    • 79 desertflower
      December 2, 2017 at 8:09 am

      I missed it. What’s amk’s good news?!!

      • 80 Jey
        December 2, 2017 at 8:29 am

        His success in his business dealings. Said 3 decades (if I recall correctly) of risk taking is paying off.

      • December 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

        amk took a very big risk in one of his business ventures (says it’s the biggest of his 30 years in engineering!) and he’s been really sweating the outcome for several days, which accounted for his absence here. But he finally got the great news that it was a success. YIPPEE!!

  41. 84 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 7:55 am

    MAGA! Every last one of these corporate whores is a risk to our health and wellbeing…and the wellbeing of our planet. But hey! Freedumb!


    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration announced Friday that it won’t require mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution, despite an industry legacy of abandoned mines that have fouled waterways across the U.S.

    The move came after mining groups and Western-state Republicans pushed back against a proposal under former President Barack Obama to make companies set aside money for future cleanup costs.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said modern mining practices and state and federal rules already in place adequately address the risks from mines that are still operating.

    Requiring more from mining companies was unnecessary, Pruitt said, and “would impose an undue burden on this important sector of the American economy and rural America, where most of these jobs are based.”

    The U.S. mining industry has a long history of abandoning contaminated sites and leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for cleanups. Thousands of shuttered mines leak contaminated water into rivers, streams and other waterways, including hundreds of cases in which the EPA has intervened, sometimes at huge expense.

    The EPA spent $1.1 billion on cleanup work at abandoned hard-rock mining and processing sites across the U.S. from 2010 to 2014.

    Since 1980, at least 52 mines and mine processing sites using modern techniques had spills or other releases of pollution, according to documents released by the EPA last year.

  42. 85 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Just a reminder about values…or lack thereof

  43. 86 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 8:13 am

    On “the other” topic…true American heroes:) I thank them DAILY. Great TL to read for everything trump/russia/asskicking

  44. 87 Gazelle
    December 2, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Way, wot, yes way! It’s barely 8am on ET. Forget Tuesday, is there a Saturday high noon surprise? 😯

  45. 89 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 8:18 am

    • 90 desertflower
      December 2, 2017 at 8:21 am

      But then the rest of us would actually learn what was really IN this POS bill…and people would be outraged! So they rammed it through in the middle of the night (literally) before anyone would know what they were voting on. There should have been no rush with this….

  46. 93 Jey
    December 2, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Maybe Tom Steyer can release ads saying something along the lines of
    ” Thank you GOP … with the big savings for billionaires like me, while screwing over middle America … this Democrat thanks you”. Play it non-stop in Red States … guess I am wishing for Deplorables to pop a vein. Aaarrrgghh. So frustrating.

    Don’t mind me folks … I am just venting. I can’t help but wonder why is the GOP pure evil? This is one giant FU to the most vulnerable in society.

  47. 94 Gazelle
    December 2, 2017 at 8:35 am

    All will be ok. Keep on.

  48. December 2, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Good morning, Nerdy and TODville.

    A bright moment for us:

    • 96 desertflower
      December 2, 2017 at 8:40 am

      ) thank you, meta:) He’s touching leaders….since we don’t have one.

    • December 2, 2017 at 8:42 am

      Thank you for this shining light!!! Was waiting for it. Bless him.

    • December 2, 2017 at 8:44 am

      HOPE we get to see more of him today.

    • December 2, 2017 at 9:26 am

      The President is on a mission

    • 101 CEB
      December 2, 2017 at 10:06 am

      WTF is going on in your country, Barack is, I am sure, the first thing that each leader has asked him. PBO, I am sure, is trying to assure them that the rule of law will win out, that progress is not linear and that we are better people than our politics suggest as he always does when people express fear and outrage for the shit show that has consumed us. I do not have the kind of faith that he has, but I am glad that he has it. PBO is like a roving ambassador, reminding leaders and the world that the country that produced the current corrupt leader and federal government, also produced a rational, intelligent, eloquent and culturally aware president and an 8 year corruption-free administration most recently.

  49. 102 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 8:39 am

    The answer is NO. He never stops lying!

  50. 104 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Now they need to SHOW UP and vote!!

    • 105 CEB
      December 2, 2017 at 10:13 am

      The pols have continually misled people. I hope the people of Alabama are ignoring them and that the majority of voters show up and show out for Doug Jones. I no longer follow elections in other places or put any hope in anything really. A backlash and a last desperate push to get rid of fledging ideas of true equality and justice are in full swing and will be for awhile. No matter the final outcome, those of us who are considered to be the least in this society will suffer and be forgotten as we have always been. We are digging in to survive while the latest tempest howls overhead.

  51. 106 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 8:45 am

  52. 107 Don
    December 2, 2017 at 8:51 am

    It’s not hard for me and my wife to get up and go to work every morning because we both have rewarding careers and we both have financial responsibilities. But what is difficult is every morning seeing the faces of my coworkers that vote Republican. This tax bill does not help anyone in my universe, unless unbeknownst to me I work with secret millionaires. I am totally disgusted this morning, not even the joy of Flynn waking up as a convicted felon can soothe the pain of what our elected government has perpetrated on its citizens. For shame, for shame, for shame. The only thing that keeps me going is that there will be a day of reckoning for all those members of congress and that voted for this monstrous bill.

    • December 2, 2017 at 9:33 am

      I feel nauseated at what they’re doing to our democracy. And throwing it in our faces, laughing as they loot the Treasury.

  53. December 2, 2017 at 8:54 am

  54. 116 Gazelle
    December 2, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Gotta have Ms. Patti this morning.

  55. 117 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 9:07 am

    They are not conservatives, they are radicals. They are not fiscally responsible, they are reckless…with OUR money.

  56. 118 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Make them pay

  57. 119 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Watch what they DO, not what they SAY

  58. December 2, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Today’s MUST READ thread right here:

  59. 122 desertflower
    December 2, 2017 at 9:53 am

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