Holiday Palate Cleanser

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  1. 1 globalcitizenlinda
    December 23, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Happy Holidays to everyone

  2. December 23, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    • 7 pkayden
      December 23, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      Sadly too true and we’re not doing anything to lessen Americans being shot by other Americans because of the NRA and gutless Republicans.

  3. 8 arapaho415
    December 23, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    GA TODville, and hope everyone’s getting ready for a Merry Christmas. Thanks, NerdyW for the new thread!

    re: Joan Walsh comments, which were posted to the previous thread, here’s some more:

    And this one is response to a tweet 😦 from Joan Walsh:

  4. December 23, 2017 at 3:34 pm

  5. December 23, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Merry Christmas TOD & thank you Nerdy for continuing to support the TOD community ….

  6. December 23, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    great interview with Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to talk about the new political reality of the South, and activist Ady Barkan talks about his plane encounter with Senator Jeff Flake.

  7. 18 Nena20409
    December 23, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Hello TODable TODbots.
    Happy Xmas, Eve, before Eve Day.
    Wishing All TODbots the best Christmas ever.
    Wishing those who do not partake in the Xmas Festivities, Happy Holidays!
    Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa!
    Congrats, Linda on your Au ⭐ Furst 😉
    Thanks, NW!
    Thanks, Chips!

  8. 21 CEB
    December 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New year wishes to all of my TOD family, posters and lurkers. The greatest gift this year, outside of my family, is this site. Like many of you last year this time i was struggling with depression after the horrible election results and it was so hard to feel good about anything. We had started saying goodbye to each other and it was all too much to have to say goodbye to the best president ever and to this wonderful village to face a dark future alone. My spirits were so lifted when NW stepped in to keep the doors open and many of the villagers returned. We all needed each other to get us through this terrible year and I am so thankful for all of you. It was rough and it still is, but that deep depression, sorrow, and despair, as well as hatred and bitterness have been lifting because of your encouragement and because we have a safe place to land. I have been reminded of what hope really is, a tool for the darkest times. Hope is what we do with belief behind it. I have hope that the dark times will end sooner than later because so many are working to make it so. We will live in the light because so many who had been silent, fearful, shy, or even previously unconcerned are stepping away from their comfort zones to truly live the life of a citizen in a republic (it is shaky, but it is still here), fighting for fairness, justice, and equality. There are more rocky ways ahead, but we can do this because we must. Thank you, TOD ohana for pulling me through, for helping me to see that people are mostly good and that heroes can come from unexpected places. I

  9. 26 CEB
    December 23, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Bare feet instead of boots,
    Fans instead of fires,
    Sleeveless tops instead of sweaters,
    Sunny skies and warm weather;
    Christmas in Florida.

  10. 27 desertflower
    December 23, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    smdh. The stupid burns

  11. 28 desertflower
    December 23, 2017 at 8:40 pm

  12. 29 amk for obama
    December 23, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    what? easter. christmas. potaytoh. potahtoh.

  13. 31 amk for obama
    December 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm

  14. 32 amk for obama
    December 23, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    rethuglicism in short

  15. 33 amk for obama
    December 23, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    on that cherry note, adios.

  16. 34 globalcitizenlinda
    December 23, 2017 at 9:56 pm

  17. 35 desertflower
    December 23, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    LIfe comes at you fast, MSNBC.

  18. 36 Susanne
    December 23, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Aloha dear ones! Hope you are having a wonderful day, and enjoying the season. My goofy husband was just calling “hellooo” with a gift wrap tube 😂. Good, clean fun! Merrrry Christmas!

  19. 37 desertflower
    December 23, 2017 at 10:03 pm

  20. 39 desertflower
    December 23, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    • 40 amk for obama
      December 23, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      corporations are people, my friend.

      from the war criminal dumbya’s sunset clause for corporate tax cuts, gopee has gone to sunset clause for people’s tax cuts. the sheer malevolent arrogance enabled by the people themselves.

    • 43 99ts
      December 24, 2017 at 7:08 am

      This is the party that attacked PBO because of deficits? And people vote for them! sigh

  21. 44 amk for obama
    December 23, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    • 45 pkayden
      December 24, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Sounds good to me. This is what we need going forward. Take back states. Take back the federal government. Take back the White House. YES WE CAN.

  22. December 24, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Goodnight TOD …

    Peace on earth ….

  23. 47 99ts
    December 24, 2017 at 7:10 am

    2 hours to Christmas day in my world. Merry Christmas TODers – or the alternative from down under – Seasons Greetings.

    We don’t seem to use “Happy Holidays” – although we do say “Happy New Year”

    May 2018 be a year of recovery and happiness.

    • 48 mtmarilyn
      December 24, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      Merry Christmas to you 99ts. Since my son is now teaching in Singapore I have a clock set at his time so I always know what time it is there.

      And Happy Holidays to all of your family.

  24. 49 desertflower
    December 24, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Morning everyone. Share with your friends and family still in denial

  25. 51 pkayden
    December 24, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Merry Christmas to all TOD’ers!! Thank you so much for keeping this website going. It’s a great oasis for President Obama’s supporters and folks with decency and common sense.

  26. 52 desertflower
    December 24, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Sweet thread. Merry Christmas:)

  27. 54 desertflower
    December 24, 2017 at 8:59 am

  28. 55 desertflower
    December 24, 2017 at 9:00 am

  29. 57 desertflower
    December 24, 2017 at 9:11 am

  30. 59 desertflower
    December 24, 2017 at 9:15 am

    The goodness of the Obama Foundation. A year in review.

  31. 61 desertflower
    December 24, 2017 at 9:21 am


  32. 62 desertflower
    December 24, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I don’t know. Made me smile

  33. 64 desertflower
    December 24, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Important history lesson

    • 65 desertflower
      December 24, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Sorry. Read the thread:)

    • December 24, 2017 at 11:53 am

      “Since the revolutionaries explicitly proclaimed liberty as their highest ideal, slavery was bound to come into question during the French Revolution. Even before 1789 critics had attacked the slave trade and slavery in the colonies. France had several colonies in the Caribbean in which slavery supported a plantation economy that produced sugar, coffee, and cotton. The most important of these colonies was Saint Domingue (later Haiti), which had 500,000 slaves, 32,000 whites, and 28,000 free blacks (which included both blacks and mulattos). Some free blacks owned slaves; in fact, the free blacks owned one-third of the plantation property and one-quarter of the slaves in Saint Domingue, though they could not hold public office or practice many professions (medicine, for example).”
      –By 1789 sugar production in Haiti was driven by French and other Euro interests facilitated by mass importation of slaves.

  34. 67 desertflower
    December 24, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I could go with this

  35. December 24, 2017 at 10:44 am

  36. 69 GGAIL
    December 24, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Good West Coast Christmas Eve day Nerdy & TOD family (lurkers too).
    May you all think of the blessings of the reason for the season 💕

  37. December 24, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Merry Christmas to NW, all here, and to our brilliant beautiful forever President and First Lady Obama.
    Thank you.

  38. 72 mtmarilyn
    December 24, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    A beautiful Merry Christmas Eve to all of TODville. It is 1degree and sunny, with snow on the ground in Montana. We will have a white Christmas.

    I wish all of you a blessed Christmas Holiday. So thankful for all of you. We will make it thru this together.

    • December 24, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Merry Christmas eve to you mtmarilyn.

    • 74 Betsy
      December 24, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      It’s the major thing I miss at Christmas, snow. I grew up in Montreal, Quebec and we used to have a White Christmas every year. Sigh. We sometimes got snow storms Christmas Eve which was the best because we had to stay home and would play Christmas music all day, night and the next day. Magical.

      • 75 mtmarilyn
        December 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

        I am one of those cold weather people. I love the cold. I need all the change of seasons. Except now summer is also fire season.

        Merry Christmas to you.

  39. 76 arapaho415
    December 24, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Good Christmas Eve to everyone here. 😀


  40. 79 Nena20409
    December 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Hello TODbots!
    Happy Christmas Eve to You and Yours!
    ❤ TOD!
    Happy to have a place called TOD Oasis. Thanks to You, Lady Chips!
    Rock on, Nerdy Wonka! Your work here is unbeatable! Thanks!
    TODbots, TOD Twitter Brigades, Lurkers and Commenters, Greetings from the State with over 10K Lakes 😉

  41. 80 Nena20409
    December 24, 2017 at 1:51 pm

  42. 81 Nena20409
    December 24, 2017 at 2:02 pm

  43. 82 Nena20409
    December 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm

  44. 84 whenpamelawandered
    December 24, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    ❤️ Keep You The Heart ❤️


    Blessed days, take care of yourselves and each other! We shall stay the course until Triumphant at the end. 🕯🕯

  45. 85 Nena20409
    December 24, 2017 at 2:21 pm

  46. 86 Nena20409
    December 24, 2017 at 2:47 pm

  47. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    December 24, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    • 88 vcprezofan2
      December 24, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      For some reason the sparkle in this little cutie’s eyes made me think of your g-grand-s (my Florida sweetie). 🙂 🙂 [Probably because they look around the same age ….. to me].

  48. 90 Ann_T
    December 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I saw a video today of President Obama in Hawaii. He surprised a group of people at night. They were all singing Merry Christmas to him. It’s on Facebook in the Pantsuit Nation group. I can’t post it here. I tried to post it LOL in the British Accent thread. It was cute though.

    If I don’t get a chance to get online tomorrow, Merry Christmas everyone! 🙂

  49. 91 Nena20409
    December 24, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Fantastic ‘Bootilicious’ Catch! UnBeatable!

  50. December 24, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Not playing ….

    … not at all ….

  51. December 24, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Con man on his game, big time …….

  52. 95 desertflower
    December 24, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    • 96 desertflower
      December 24, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      More details. This administration really hates people.

      • 97 CEB
        December 24, 2017 at 5:03 pm

        So thankful for this; a holiday gift of relief and opportunity for millions. I will hold off from my comments about this admin. and Carson in particular and just revel in this positive moment this Christmas Eve.

  53. 98 Nena20409
    December 24, 2017 at 3:28 pm

  54. 99 desertflower
    December 24, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    HA! You don’t say:)

  55. 100 desertflower
    December 24, 2017 at 4:08 pm


  56. 101 carolyn
    December 24, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Merry Christmas and Eve to all on this wonderful Diary. It’s clear and cold here……well, cold for us! Beautiful Christmas service this morning, and tonight Christmas Eve service, which I love. My son and family will be coming up Saturday, so Christmas will be prolonged. Tomorrow my cousin and her husband will be here for dinner. This is the first Christmas dinner I have cooked since before I lost my husband. It actually feels good to be doing it again…..but NOT turkey…..Cornish game hens and my mother’s Christmas dessert.
    Blessings to all of you. You have been a source of strength and encouragement for me. Wish I could thank each one in person….maybe some day at the Obama Library!!!

    • 102 desertflower
      December 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      {{{carolyn}}} so glad to hear from you and happy to know that you are anticipating all the family and Christmas festivities once again:) Enjoy all of it! Much love to you and yours. Happy New Year. The year we kick ass and take names:)

    • 103 jacquelineoboomer
      December 24, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Merry Christmas Eve, carolyn – enjoy your time with your loved ones!

  57. 104 Nena20409
    December 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

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  59. 106 FoxfireTX
    December 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Merry Christmas to everyone at TOD! Everyone here has been an absolute blessing so many times this past year. I so appreciate each of you, and especially Nerdy Wonka who has kept us all going. There is little doubt this may have been one of the darkest years politically in our lifetimes but we all made it through. I hope you’re able to forget politics for a couple of days and enjoy time with family and friends.

    Tonight will just be church for me, with the grandkids coming back to my daughter tomorrow. This is a reversal of the way we usually do it but it has the advantage that they will get to stay with her for a few days to play with all their new things. Although we are doing Christmas at her house tomorrow, I have the leg of lamb marinating so my house still smells wonderfully like Christmas meal preparation.

    Wishing each of you joy and peace!

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  64. 112 whenpamelawandered
    December 24, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Snowing now, as night falls, and it’s sticking ~ so we shall very likely have a white 🎄 christmas, just like in the song – goodnight TOD, thank you, bless you all. ♥️🙏🏻🕯🎶♥️

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