140 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    December 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Yay for President Obama! The #FakePresident can leave NOW!

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      December 2, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Hel-lo, Judith. 🙂

    • 4 whenpamelawandered
      December 2, 2017 at 9:23 pm


  2. 5 GGAIL
    December 2, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    I love how PBO is always reminding us to fight cynicism and be in the fight for the long haul.

    Thanks Obama for always encouraging us to keep going 😘

    Thanks Nerdy for posting this. PBO looks goood!

  3. 6 Judith Fardig
    December 2, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Hi VC,Pamela, and Gail! We needed this pick-me-up after the cynical #TrumpTaxScam vote last night. Praying they can’t reconcile the 2 bills.

  4. 9 whenpamelawandered
    December 2, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    wait a minute, after two hours, there are only 6 comments, on TOD? How is it possible, or am I missing something really big?

  5. 12 globalcitizenlinda
    December 2, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    How can we go around the Citizen’s United ruling given by corrupt members SCOTUS? I am haunted by the blatant declaration from the republicans that they had to push the taxscam because of the demands of their donors. Reporters just repeated this without much condemnation and with acceptance that this is were things stand now. I feel that at minimum, ordinary people have to find a way to deal with the influence of money and lobbyists in policy formulation. Together with these two, we should also find a way to ensure that in ALL states, at least non-violent offenders automatically get their voting rights back after they have served their time. I wonder if these can be do through ballot measures this year. They could go a long way to increase voter participation

  6. 15 globalcitizenlinda
    December 3, 2017 at 12:00 am

    • 16 jacquelineoboomer
      December 3, 2017 at 12:10 am

      Saw that cartoon earlier – so apt. Sums up everything about the RWNJs — well, maybe not everything. Ugh.

  7. 17 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2017 at 12:12 am

  8. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2017 at 12:13 am

  9. 19 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Well, guess we’d all better get some sleep, eh? Thanks for being here for us, Nerdy! Obviously, you know how much TOD means to each and every one of us. I’m so thankful to be alive in the time of Obama!

    • 20 catrst
      December 3, 2017 at 6:08 am

      My perspective is that beyond his personality disorder Trump has dementia. Not Alzheimers but fronto temporal lobe. Hence why his language has become so reduced. Anyway, Trump lashing out, which he will want to do, is going to be less well organized and strategic than he would have been in the past given his cognitive decline. For that I am thankful.

      • 21 jacquelineoboomer
        December 3, 2017 at 10:22 pm

        My biggest wish is that his family has the slightest amount of interest in getting him to a real doctor, for a quick diagnosis.

    • 22 Don
      December 3, 2017 at 9:16 am

      “I’m so thankful to be alive in the time of Obama!”

      Well said, Jacqueline.

  10. 23 Anjo
    December 3, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Good morning all, have a great Sunday, best wishes to Judith for a successful and speedy recovery, back to catching up i am so behind

  11. December 3, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Excellent thread about how and why PBO expelled 35 Russian diplomats and what Trump Crime Family is doing re sanctions is extraordinary.

  12. December 3, 2017 at 8:56 am


  13. 27 globalcitizenlinda
    December 3, 2017 at 9:15 am

    good morning everyone. have a nice day

  14. December 3, 2017 at 9:17 am

  15. December 3, 2017 at 9:41 am

    THIS a million zillion times.

    • 32 pkayden
      December 3, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      If it ain’t going to the mega rich, Republicans consider it an undeserved entitlement. They hate the poor. They could care less about the Working Class, including their voters. It’s all about giving tax breaks to their wealthiest donors.

  16. 33 globalcitizenlinda
    December 3, 2017 at 9:49 am

    republicans used the dead of night to push the gop tax scam and they hope that people will not hear much about the details until it has passed.


    I have an idea to raise more awareness of this treasury robbery that is the GopTaxScam;


    as part of the grassroots resistance against this gop tax scam, can we ordinary people use the different social networking platforms to create a people forum or internet livestream.


    can we then use this forum or internet livestream to take time and read out the most ridiculous parts of the many pages of the this tax scam bill?


    since the resistance has many creative people among its ranks, can people dramatize their reading as their read these extracts (using props, songs, poetry or serious readings;


    where possible explain what that section of the bill means to ordinary people.


    before each reading people can state which state they are from (if they want);


    after each short reading each person can then ask people to call their member of congress and senate by quoting a phone number or whatever.


    organizations and individual can focus on the parts that their members care about to ensure more participation.


    if anyone thinks that this is a good idea, I wonder which specific organizations we can contact to request that they mobilize their members to join in this endeavor.


    I can think of these organizations right off the top of my head:

    Organizing for Action (OFA);



    Centre for American Progress (CAP Action);

    Color of Change;


    Vote Latino;

    Planned Parenthood;


    Teacher’s Unions;

    Labour Unions;

    State and national Democratic party;


    what other organizations can we contact?


    which influencers or activist can we contact?


    Elected Democratic officials can join in if they prefer but this may have to be led by ordinary people;


    What hashtag can we use together with #GopTaxScam?


    can members of the TOD village refine this idea and help to spread it ? Every bit helps.


    We never forget what PBO has always told us …. we are the change we seek ….. and …. one voice can change a room and …. and can change a country.


    We have to keep up the fight for socio-economic justice, equality, environmental justice and issues that matter;

    • 34 desertflower
      December 3, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Great idea. How do you notify these people of your idea and get it started?

      • 35 globalcitizenlinda
        December 3, 2017 at 10:39 am

        I was thinking about using their websites to send an email and/or their Twitter addresses to send a tweet and hope that that organization, it’s spokesperson or principal activists can pick it up perfect it. They know best. We also know which people have been leading the activism and resistance. Remember how the republicans spread the lie about “deathpanels” in Obamacare

    • 37 Dudette
      December 3, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      Love it! 👏🏾

  17. 38 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Morning everyone.

    • 39 Sandy1110
      December 3, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      How soon can Mueller haul him away?

      I can only IMAGINE what evidence Team Mueller is sorting through and deciding how and when to use it.

      Whatever sifts through to us, there has to be a whole lot more.

    • 40 pkayden
      December 3, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      How can he lie so many times without any consequences? Yet Republicans claim that Secretary Clinton lied about Benghazi and her email server. They are a Party of Liars from Trump all the way down.

  18. 41 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 10:15 am

  19. 46 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I’m just gonna put this here. FU, Orrin.

    • 47 desertflower
      December 3, 2017 at 10:26 am

      • 48 desertflower
        December 3, 2017 at 10:31 am


        • 49 pkayden
          December 3, 2017 at 4:22 pm

          Emphasis on “working poor”. These are not moochers who inherit their wealth and live lives of luxury and ease. They work hard for minimum wage and do the best they can to survive. These are the “least of these” that Jesus spoke of.

    • December 3, 2017 at 10:50 am

    • 52 pkayden
      December 3, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Because that is so Christ-like. Remember when Jesus said that the children need to stop being lazy and get jobs? I sure don’t.

  20. December 3, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Oh yes we pro lifers Republicans care about the babies being born, it’s just after they are born we don’t give a damn about them.

  21. December 3, 2017 at 10:56 am

    They can’t get their lies straight. They all deserve to be run out of town and locked up for good.

  22. 58 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 11:02 am

  23. 59 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 11:06 am

    You know how people that watch FOXNews are dumber than someone that watches NO NEWS? Exhibit A

  24. 61 Betsy
    December 3, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Good Morning everyone. It’s going to be a great day. I am looking forward to hearing my hubby sing in his choir “Vivaldi’s Gloria” and watching him swim this morning at a master’s swimming competition. He’s swimming the 100 fly and I’m going to try to take a breather from the insanity that is Donald Trump because, right now, it’s killing me. I don’t sleep well. I’m in a constant state of anxiety. I worry all the time about how my own kids will manage as a result of this tax bill, so I need some peace for just a short few hours. I wish you all a wonderful day as well. See you tomorrow.

  25. December 3, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Be safe, SoCal TODers.

  26. 67 arapaho415
    December 3, 2017 at 11:27 am

    GM TODville.

    Way behind, as usual 😦 , but if you want a pick-me-up, check out this article and watch the 6-minute video.

    It’s one of the contagious laughter occasions, I dare anyone to watch and NOT have a smile on their face after viewing.

    Happy full moon, super moon Sunday to everyone. 😀

    (Love how the Brits are so excited to an American, just like they are when PBO visits.)

  27. December 3, 2017 at 12:02 pm

  28. 73 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    We need to show up and protest this massive wealth transfer

  29. 74 whenpamelawandered
    December 3, 2017 at 1:21 pm


  30. 75 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Can I get an AMEN!

  31. 79 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 1:27 pm


  32. 80 Dudette
    December 3, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Howdy Fam! Dad had surgery this past week. It went perfectly and he’s fine. I’ve been keeping an eye on him while Mom’s out of town. Just dropped him off to play at a poker tournament. Yep, I know what you’re thinking, but he was tired of sitting around at home and complained he could just as easily sit at a poker table. So it was either I take him or he’d drive himself. Harrumph! Anyway I thought I’d post this for a Moment of Cuteness, ‘cuz really who doesn’t need something sweet to look at these days?

    P.S. When I dropped him off, he hugged me and thanked me for taking care of him and said how he really appreciated spending so much time together these last few days, we hadn’t spent this much time together since I was sick. So now here I am now in my Mom’s car looking for some tissues while this strange liquid pours out of my eyes.

  33. 95 globalcitizenlinda
    December 3, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    here are a few tweets I have made about the need to widely share the contents of the tax bill.

    I do not know if anyone will find it worthwhile and pick the idea up.


    unfortunately, I have a limited number of followers but I have done what I can.

    remember how republicans usually create anger about a bill or policy by pulling out, publicizing and even lying about specific portions of it ? remember the trash-talking about “death panels”, “cornhusker kickbacks” etc. in the Obamacare?


    Democrats do not need to lie about the content of the GOP tax scam but we can make sure that the majority understand the contents and how they will affect them now and in the longterm;


  34. December 3, 2017 at 1:53 pm

  35. 114 vcprezofan2
    December 3, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Know who’s been on my mind a lot lately? Jackie Grumbacher. Sure hope she and her family are well, in both mind and spirit.

    • December 3, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      I was thinking about her a few days ago. Remember how for those first weeks after the election, so many of us tried contacting her on twitter, on Facebook, here. Nothing, no response as I remember. Would LOVE to hear from her!!!!!!

      • December 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm

        Just went to her Facebook page. Last entries were end of April, early May when many of us wished her a happy birthday and also said how much we missed her at TOD. 😦 😦

        • 117 vcprezofan2
          December 3, 2017 at 6:50 pm

          Thank you for this update, TNmg. Though JackieG hasn’t responded, it helps knowing some from the TOD family has tried to reach out. Let’s continue hoping and praying JG is well in body and spirit.

  36. 118 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 2:31 pm


  37. 123 Dudette
    December 3, 2017 at 2:35 pm

  38. 124 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Lock HIM up!

  39. 125 globalcitizenlinda
    December 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

  40. 126 globalcitizenlinda
    December 3, 2017 at 3:52 pm

  41. 127 globalcitizenlinda
    December 3, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    not a happy time in my neck of the woods because my Alma Mater, The Ohio State University (the Buckeyes) were rejected for the College Football Playoff.

    Instead, Alabama was chosen;

    my ‘hood is filled with very many unhappy faces most of whom will be rooting against Alabama;

    as for me, all will be forgiven when Alabama votes in Doug Jones into the US senate … that is my promise

  42. 128 Dudette
    December 3, 2017 at 6:38 pm

  43. 129 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Looks like Malcolm’s not afraid of Assange, eh?

    • 130 nathkatun7
      December 3, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      Greetings, J’OB! Thanks for sharing Malcolm Nance’s smack down of “Rapey McRapeface….” Malcolm doesn’t play games with these wannabe revolutionaries who are nothing but Putin’s puppets.

  44. 132 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Citizen Holder. Love it when all of President Obama’s team can just speak out and speak loud, now!

    • December 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      These folks who are always talking about putting Merry Christmas back in Christmas, talking about what christians they are, are always voting for politicians who love the rich and hate the poor.

      • 134 jacquelineoboomer
        December 3, 2017 at 10:25 pm

        Yep. Did you hear Chuck Grassley said something about the fact poor people spend all their money on “booze and women and movies”? How can anyone vote for such an awful creep?

  45. 135 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Never like to share a comment like this in the world of social media – especially twitter – but it’s definitely time for all Americans to start thinking about “storming the castle.” I’ll add “figuratively,” in case the FBI’s reading this! (Plus, I’m not literally storming anything.)

    The sad part is that it’s never any one thing that makes us all want to clear out 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and start over. Every day it’s another damn thing.

  46. 140 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I see we’re on a new post since I earlier opened up TOD … I don’t want to ruin anything with “France” in the title (in the new post), so I’ll drop this here!

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