120 Responses to “#ObamaInFrance”

  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    December 3, 2017 at 7:49 pm


  2. 3 Judith Fardig
    December 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Well done, Pamela! I feel better knowing President Obama is out in the world presenting the opposite face of American leadership to the current cretin.

    • 4 whenpamelawandered
      December 3, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      Yes, I know exactly what you mean, JF. We all worked too hard, especially PBO, MO, all those closest to them, to sit by and watch the degradation and destruction of all we achieved. With so more to do –

  3. 5 whenpamelawandered
    December 3, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    ICYMI: Seattle rolls out ahead of the train ~ again!! ❤️🥂🕉👏🏼🕯


  4. December 3, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    hmmmm… now let me think

  5. 11 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    what’s wrong with these people? Truly. WTF is WRONG with them???

    • December 3, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      Grassley is a senile old fool.

      • 13 nathkatun7
        December 4, 2017 at 1:57 am

        I admit that used to think that wisdom comes with age, but after reading statements from Hatch and Grassley I totally changed my mind. Age has very little to do with wisdom.

    • 14 sherijr
      December 3, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Basically we the people are just scum to them. All they’ve ever wanted is our money & our votes- in order to get more of our money.

    • 15 Obama Grandmama
      December 4, 2017 at 12:14 am

      Ever notice how the Republicans accuse the Democrats of their own crimes? Deflect off of their own elitist, entitled attitude and cast it onto the opposition. What example could show this better than Grassley’s spending/deserving pronouncement?

  6. December 3, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    • 17 arapaho415
      December 4, 2017 at 7:47 am

      GM Sheila.

      From what I’ve heard, GOTV is absolutely essential next Tuesday.

      I simply cannot wrap my head around people who are *more* inclined to vote for Moore with FUBAR’s support — which I heard on the radio yesterday.

      These straight-line GOP voters (see FoxfireTX comment below) are simply clueless that by voting for ANY GOPers in this age of #Trumpistan, they’re saying “Yes, take my hard earned tax dollars and place directly into your own pocket, while our children, schools, infrastructure, health, etc., circle the drain.”

      This is the price we’re paying for MSM propaganda, for “reporting” on political activities as a horserace, while ignoring the fact that our oligarchs are truly siphoning taxpayer dollars into their own pockets — with zero consequence for their fraud and corruption.

  7. 18 arapaho415
    December 3, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    GE TODville.

    The grotesque creature occupying the WH will rage-tweet “Fake News,” but glad to see Billy Bush take a stand…

    • 19 pkayden
      December 4, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      It’s ridiculous that Trump would deny something that is on videotape. Something is truly wrong with him. He’s not fit to be in the White House.

  8. 20 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 8:52 pm

  9. 22 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    This fact needs sunlight. Not normal OR ok!

  10. 24 arapaho415
    December 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Looks like Citizen’s United was the beginning of the end to our (human beings) First Amendment rights — they’re now reserved for corporations… next step is to undermine the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Today’s GOP (aka Russians, Koch Brothers and fellow billionaire donors) goal is to dismantle not only BHO’s accomplishments, but to end FDR’s and LBJ’s as well.

    Link to article:

    • 25 arapaho415
      December 3, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Forgot to mention the relevancy of this case:
      “Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the case of the gay wedding cake, which will be heard by the Supreme Court on December 5. The cake shop, and the baker who is a major shareholder, assert that his religious beliefs should allow him to refuse service—in violation of a state civil-rights statute—to a same-sex couple seeking a custom wedding cake.”

      • 26 sherijr
        December 3, 2017 at 10:00 pm

        Thats the case my son will get to view on tuesday.

        • 27 arapaho415
          December 4, 2017 at 7:36 am

          GM Sherijr.

          Sounds like he’s going to be a witness to history — (like many others I suspect) I thought this case was an attack on our First Amendment right of freedom of religion (like FUBAR’s “travel [aka Muslim] ban), but instead, the attack is on our most fundamental freedom.

          Which brings to mind the “First They Came…” poem — if American’s freedom of speech is superseded by our oil baron oligarchs, then we truly will be living in #Trumpistan. Shudder.

          I hope your son reads this article before viewing the case tomorrow — an important perspective, IMHO.

  11. 28 desertflower
    December 3, 2017 at 9:23 pm

  12. 29 arapaho415
    December 3, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    For those interested, here’s a thread on #BearsEars and #GrandStaircaseEscalante… unfortunately the grotesque evil occupying the WH will once again venture west of the Rocky Mountains (GEOTWH was in Arizona a couple of months ago too 😦 ).

    Maps, and as a bonus 😉 a photo of me at Grand Staircase Escalante (took a digital photo of the photograph and had a problem with the glare 😦 — tweet 6 of 6).

    Link to article with the maps:


    Me (the glare in the upper right is because of glare problem when photographing a photogragh):

    Additional reading:

    • 30 jacquelineoboomer
      December 3, 2017 at 11:58 pm

      Love your bonus “Me” photo, Arapaho! Looks as though you were having a grand time!

      • 31 arapaho415
        December 4, 2017 at 8:01 am

        Thanks, JO’B!

        I absolutely LOVE the Four Corners area of our landscape — where uranium and coal deposits have factored so significantly in its history. There’s a sign at one such site that recalls last century’s “Uranium on the cranium” 😦 craze.

  13. 33 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks so much Nerdy and Meta, for the delightful coverage of President Obama in France! Love it!

  14. 34 arapaho415
    December 3, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Does anyone here know the answer to this question?

    I hope no other state follows Alabama’s example next year — but who knows, Kobach and Sessions may make it mandatory… 😦

    • 35 FoxfireTX
      December 4, 2017 at 3:20 am

      I know that in a number of states, including Texas, you can select a straight Dem or Repub ballot option and the machine selects all the Dem or GOP candidates rather than going through each individual candidate. So I don’t think it is unusual.

      • 36 arapaho415
        December 4, 2017 at 8:12 am

        GM FoxfireTX.

        Thanks for letting me know. Makes voting easier for a lot people — I so hope Dems in Alabama will vote next week. Last week a tweet was posted here re: many unaware of next week’s election. I certainly understand why — in all the years I’ve voted, my county has had only a handful of “special elections” (an election not in an even year), most notably in 2003, when we had to wade through more than 130 candidates for Governor after Gray Davis was recalled.

        Wish we could have a recall election to remove the grotesque evil occupying the WH, including every Cabinet member whose only goal is to dismantle the department they’re responsible for, while lining their own pockets at taxpayer expense.

      • 37 idon
        December 4, 2017 at 11:03 am

        Yes but if that’s not the rules in Alabama then they can’t be changed after the ballots have been printed. To me it sounds like federal election fraud

    • 38 pkayden
      December 4, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      I would think by now that anyone who votes Republicans knows quite well that they’re voting for a pedophile. But Republicans are good at playing dirty games. It’s unbelievable how many of them are supporting a child molester for the Senate.

    December 4, 2017 at 4:03 am


  16. 40 Jey
    December 4, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Why does the GOP hate children? Taking away their Healthcare program ..

    Here’s to hoping Alabama can help end the prevailing GOP madness by electing a Democrat. I have so much respect for the foot soldiets who never give up, whether it’s knocking on doors or making phone calls etc etc etc … to help elect lawmakers who make a positive change in the lives of people.

  17. December 4, 2017 at 6:32 am

    We absolutely MUST do something about Citizen’s United and get big money out of politics.

    • 42 pkayden
      December 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Great suggestions. I really hope Democrats make this their priority once they’ve taken over Congress. It’s going to take a lot of work to clean up the mess that Trump will leave behind.

    • 44 desertflower
      December 4, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Thanks for posting this, rikyrah. An important observation from Mr. Brownstein:

      This tax bill is the coalition of restoration taking aim at the coalition of transformation: in different ways it targets urban residents, blue-states, college & grad students, Millennials-all groups central to the D coalition. It’s an enemies list as much as a revenue bill

      • 45 Don
        December 4, 2017 at 8:23 am

        Yep, its as though they want to turn every state into a red state.

        • 46 desertflower
          December 4, 2017 at 8:31 am

          Well, of course they do, but that won’t happen…so instead, they plan to punish the blue state voters (you know who you are!) for daring to have a well-run state that prospers….and goes against the wishes of Republicans….even though the “blue states” end up making up what the low taxed red states need…ie, the dirty secret that the red states are truly the welfare states, not blue states. These vindictive people are the shits. They have to be voted out, en masse

  18. 49 amk for kenyan(s)
    December 4, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Phew, fiiinally, packed off kenyan engineers who are very, very happy with our project’s success. It was a highly risky project involving complex engineering calculations. It was also our furst and a lot, including our company’s future, was riding on its success.

    Me very happy that the son unit was also a part of it and that he came up with a brilliant solution for a vexing problem for me. And no, he is not getting a car for his role… Not yet anyway.

  19. 66 desertflower
    December 4, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Morning everyone. What day of the embarrassing shitshow is this?

    • December 4, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      Instead of the Press tweeting this…why don’t they ask Ryan and McConnell what they think about this….just think what their response would be if Pres Obama had said this….do the press have the courage to stand up for democracy….they did roll over and attend the press party at the WH even though blk and lgbtq folks were not invited….they are such punks…i guess i answered my own question

    • 68 pkayden
      December 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Mueller doesn’t believe that Trump is above the law. Neither does Schneiderman, AG for NY. He’s going to learn that he’s not above the law (hopefully quite soon).

  20. December 4, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Somehow I either missed or forgot that Kissinger was in the Oval when Trump has Lavrov and Kislyak there.

    • 70 Don
      December 4, 2017 at 8:42 am

      Kissinger, was he really in the oval at that time? Every time I see that Lavrov guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks like he knows where all the bodies are buried.

      • December 4, 2017 at 8:54 am

        He definitely met with Trump that day but I think it was after Trump had already met with the Russians. But Mueller may want to see if Trump shared any info with him.

  21. December 4, 2017 at 8:27 am


  22. 75 desertflower
    December 4, 2017 at 8:41 am

    A REAL POTUS would never say this

  23. 76 desertflower
    December 4, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Yes! I do! Rushed through and rammed down throats, as I remember…but now: IOKIYAR

  24. 77 desertflower
    December 4, 2017 at 8:49 am

    • 78 Don
      December 4, 2017 at 8:51 am

      Yep, now the Senate version has to match the lower chamber version, and that is where the fight will be, on a street level sort of speak.

  25. 79 Don
    December 4, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Mueller seems to be moving at light speed.

  26. December 4, 2017 at 9:00 am

    • 81 Don
      December 4, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Interesting article in that Papadopoulos told them everything, thus the one single charge of lying to the FBI just like Flynn. I think Mueller already has the goods on Trump, Pence, Don Jr. and Kushner and Sessions.

      • 82 Don
        December 4, 2017 at 9:23 am

        I think might Pence might be the hardest one to get because he knows his away around Washington. I don’t like he would let himself get caught in a trap with the likes of Don Jr. or Kushner, Pence is vile, not stupid.

        • 84 globalcitizenlinda
          December 4, 2017 at 10:24 am

          You know who I think poses the greatest danger to evil pence? Well, one of our favorite people and person with focus and impaccable integrity – former AG Sally Yates. Pence has been lying about how much he knew or was warned about flynn. AG Yates has the relevant facts about Pence’s role in flynn

          • 85 Don
            December 4, 2017 at 10:46 am

            Trust me, I understand fully what you’re saying and I hope he indeed goes down. And I hope Sally Yates confirm to Mueller all that she knows about Pence.

  27. 86 desertflower
    December 4, 2017 at 9:01 am

  28. 90 amk for obama
    December 4, 2017 at 9:14 am


  29. December 4, 2017 at 9:46 am

    UGH. This nauseates me.

  30. 92 Don
    December 4, 2017 at 11:06 am

    “I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing,” Grassley (R-Iowa) told the Des Moines Register, “as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.”

    Dear Working Class Republicans, Grassley is talking about you. You’re the voters that keep voting against your own best interest and being made a fool out of. In reality it is the working class that keeps the economy running. It is the working class that crowds the department stores on the weekend to purchase goods. It is the working class that buys new and used cars on the weekend. It is the working class that buys services. it is the working class that actually make the economy hum. The investor class spends its money on the stock market, and these are the people that Grassley and his brethren hold in high esteem.

    • 93 0388jojothecat
      December 4, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Unfortunately DON the people that vote GOP don’t care. They vote GOP even if they came out and said “There are no tax cuts for working people” (which they have said and shown on several occasions) yet these same baboons who vote GOP actually will sympathize for the plight of the rich over their own families. I just don’t get it. I saw on one of the tax cut debates a trumpanzee say it was not fair to tax the rich more. They do not care about the deficit unless Democrats are in charge.

      • 94 Don
        December 4, 2017 at 11:19 am

        And it is truly sad that they don’t, it is Stockholm Syndrome. They have become emotionally involved with their captures.

      • 95 Obama Grandmama
        December 4, 2017 at 12:25 pm

        Lack of education, lack of moral compass and lack of desire to make decisions based on facts, but preferring to let someone else make the decisions directs the GOP voters’ lives. The articles on those that like authoritative government seems to fit the Trump voter narrative.

  31. December 4, 2017 at 11:59 am

    the press is still pushing this line that it is only poor uneducated white folks who will vote for more…they cannot accept that it is white folks up and down the white economic ladder who will vote for Moore…just as they did for Trump..

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  33. December 4, 2017 at 12:14 pm

  34. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    December 4, 2017 at 1:32 pm

  35. 102 Nena20409
    December 4, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    GA, TODbots. It’s indeed a Manic Monday, once again. 54F is what we were told to anticipate for today. Cloudy, wet, but ONLY 4F tomorrow. That’s my MN. ❤ ❤ ❤ my State & her unpredictability.
    Congrats, Amk on your triumphant success. Son Unit did you proud, yet again. Now, get him his Car 😉
    Congrats, Pamela on your Au ⭐
    Pres Obama in France! Yes!
    Thanks, NW.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}
    ❤ TOD Community.

  36. 103 Nena20409
    December 4, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    They will select the #MeToo as the Person/s of the Year. That is my guess.
    But if they want to be bold, Collin K. is the Person of the Year in my Opinion.

  37. 108 Nena20409
    December 4, 2017 at 1:57 pm

  38. 109 Nena20409
    December 4, 2017 at 2:08 pm

  39. 110 Nena20409
    December 4, 2017 at 2:31 pm

  40. 111 Nena20409
    December 4, 2017 at 2:33 pm

  41. 112 Nena20409
    December 4, 2017 at 2:36 pm

  42. 113 Nena20409
    December 4, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I don’t follow McCain. if I did, I too would have unfollowed him too.

    • December 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Activists are storming members of Congress’ offices to protest the tax bill that the Senate GOP passed this weekend. They claim it will decimate health care and social services for millions of Americans.

    • 116 Nena20409
      December 4, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Folks need to be in the Streets too.
      What these GOPers in DC & across USA are doing is almost irreversible.
      Reagan Tax Cuts, got Us Huge Deficit & Debt Problems.
      Then Came GW Bush tax cuts…….Great Recession followed.
      Now here comes TrumpTaxCuts…….Nothing great will come out of it. US has nearly $20T in debt. 321M people & aging Baby boomers.

  43. 118 desertflower
    December 4, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    So if they failed, how were they allowed to buy guns? Oh, nevermind. Republicans are coming for your guns, morons!


  44. 119 Nena20409
    December 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Meaning what exactly?
    State Rights over Marriage Equality?

  45. 120 Nena20409
    December 4, 2017 at 3:23 pm

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