148 Responses to “Serenaded”

  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    December 29, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    We at TOD would serenade President Obama, too if we could!

  2. 5 Anna
    December 29, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Really, furst?

  3. 7 WhenPamelaWandered
    December 29, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    From Charles Kingsley, on Courage:

    “There are two freedoms – the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true – where a man is free to do what he ought.”

  4. 11 desertflower
    December 29, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    How is this any different than what Martin Skekil (sp…what’s his name) did?

  5. 12 desertflower
    December 29, 2017 at 5:21 pm


  6. 13 desertflower
    December 29, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Thread. Yes, THANK YOU, USPS!!

    • December 29, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Don’t let GOP and the Uber-Greedy disappear our national treasure, the Postal Service.
      One by one national services have been sold off to multiple international buyers in UK. And costs for ALL of them have rocketed out of
      price range for most. “Royal Mail was split from the Post Office which remains publicly owned, deliberately engineered to reduce opposition to the privatisation of Royal Mail, and now the Government is running the Post Office into the ground and privatising via the backdoor by aggressively franchising out Crown Office services.”

  7. 15 desertflower
    December 29, 2017 at 5:30 pm

  8. 16 vcprezofan2
    December 29, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Greetings, TODobots and friends!

    Yesterday I noticed a tweet from Alyssa Milano that focused on this poem, and because I like Langston Hughes I followed the link.

    Mr. Hughes’ ability and talent to *simply* get right to the point have always touched me deeply. Below is an excerpt from the end of the poem “Let America Be America Again” with a message that, to me, is both truthful AND hopeful. There’s a LOT of HOPE expressed in this poem! I’m hoping 😉 this excerpt will encourage you to follow the link to read the poem in its entirety. https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/let-america-be-america-again

    “O, let America be America again—
    The land that never has been yet—
    And yet must be—the land where every man is free.
    The land that’s mine—the poor man’s, Indian’s, Negro’s, ME—
    Who made America,
    Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,
    Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,
    Must bring back our mighty dream again.

    Sure, call me any ugly name you choose—
    The steel of freedom does not stain.
    From those who live like leeches on the people’s lives,
    We must take back our land again,

    O, yes,
    I say it plain,
    America never was America to me,
    And yet I swear this oath—
    America will be!

    Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,
    The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,
    We, the people, must redeem
    The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.
    The mountains and the endless plain—
    All, all the stretch of these great green states—
    And make America again!”

    From The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

  9. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    December 29, 2017 at 6:03 pm

  10. December 29, 2017 at 6:10 pm

  11. 30 Nena20409
    December 29, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    GE, TODbots.
    Congrats, Judith on your Au ⭐ Furst 😉
    Thanks, NW for a new post.

  12. 33 Nena20409
    December 29, 2017 at 6:32 pm

  13. 36 amk for obama
    December 29, 2017 at 8:26 pm

  14. 37 whenpamelawandered
    December 29, 2017 at 8:56 pm


    Lol!! A blast from the past!! Found this while cleaning up old files (admit I didn’t really know such files existed, but now I DO!! ♥️👏🏼) ♥️

  15. December 29, 2017 at 9:10 pm

  16. 43 amk for obama
    December 29, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    as usual, all that meat throwing to his rabid base ends up a dud.

  17. 44 amk for obama
    December 29, 2017 at 9:11 pm

  18. 45 amk for obama
    December 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm

  19. 46 amk for obama
    December 29, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    The often spouted 1st amendment has become just a joke.

  20. 47 amk for obama
    December 29, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    fucking weaseliest weasel.

  21. 48 amk for obama
    December 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    • 49 amk for obama
      December 29, 2017 at 9:22 pm

  22. December 29, 2017 at 9:27 pm

  23. 53 amk for obama
    December 29, 2017 at 9:36 pm

  24. 63 amk for obama
    December 29, 2017 at 9:39 pm

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  26. December 29, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    An unaccountable Press is the hangman of Democracy ….

    • 66 pkayden
      December 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      I don’t understand NYT’s attempt to rehabilitate and normalize Trump. This is the paper which attacked Secretary Clinton relentlessly for her email server. They are completely pathetic and it’s good that they are being called out for their pro-Trump bias.

  27. 67 amk for obama
    December 30, 2017 at 12:10 am

    bet it wuz melania.

    December 30, 2017 at 8:33 am


  29. 70 desertflower
    December 30, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Morning everyone:) Some wonderful GOOD NEWS stories:)


  30. 71 desertflower
    December 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Interesting awakening. Thread

    • 72 amk for obama
      December 30, 2017 at 9:29 am

      Bet rethugs screwed him over in someway that personally hurt him or his family. Otherwise, he will still be a con.

  31. 73 desertflower
    December 30, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Anyone else miss this news?

  32. 75 desertflower
    December 30, 2017 at 9:25 am

    O/T but I want this job:) No stress, gummy candy, jelly beans. All good

  33. 76 amk for obama
    December 30, 2017 at 9:55 am

  34. 79 amk for obama
    December 30, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Is the PM ‘modi-fying’ into Trump?

    Not only do Modi and Trump’s personalities overshadow the high offices they hold, the way they attack people and speak are very similar

    First, let me explain what I mean by becoming Trumpean. Donald J Trump is famous for his outlandish insinuations and innuendoes.

    He sees conspiracies, levels accusations and pillories his opponents. All of this we know well. But don’t you get the feeling that of late Modi has started to do something similar?

    The claim that a transparent and irreproachable gathering held at Mani Shankar Aiyar’s residence on December 6, where Dr Manmohan Singh, Hamid Ansari and General Deepak Kapoor were present, was in fact ‘a secret meeting’ and a conspiracy to help Pakistan meddle in the Gujarat elections sounds like the sort of thing Trump might have said. Would you disagree?


    our own rwnj. yay.

  35. 80 arapaho415
    December 30, 2017 at 10:16 am

    GM TODville.

    In case you were wondering how the Koch brothers (or at least their plane) are spending this holiday season (perhaps with their BFF Mike Pence, then off to be closer to the grotesque monster currently occupying the WH?)…

    LOL (entertaining article):

  36. 81 hopefruit2
    December 30, 2017 at 10:53 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD! Hope everyone is having a peaceful and pleasant Christmas/Kwanzaa holiday and, wishing you all a similarly peaceful and pleasant New Year! As usual, I will be watching my favorite New Year’s Twilight Zone Marathon on SyFy network. 🙂 🙂

  37. 85 hopefruit2
    December 30, 2017 at 11:16 am

    SATURDAY RANT ALERT: Whoever was advising Erica Garner did not serve this young lady well.

    During the 2016 campaign, she joined the Bernie Bro cult – but where are they now? I haven’t seen a lick of any offer of condolences or concern from any of them (including Bernard Sanders). And being part of their cult certainly did not help her health-wise or psychologically. A heart attack is no way for a 27-year old female to die. She must have been under tremendous & unthinkable psychological stress for that to happen.

    I hope this opens the eyes to many young people of color (especially Blacks) who have been tempted to join the Bernie cult which is designed by AND for primarily affluent young white males (and the females who are in relationships with them to serve their needs). A Black person, let alone a single Black mother, has no business whatsoever being a Bernie Bro. I feel bad for this young woman – her pain, grief and anger over her father’s mistreatment and unjust death led to her being fully exploited by ratfuckers on the left. And now she leaves behind two young children.

    Cult of Bernie is not about protecting Blacks and POC from police brutality. They exploit blacks to undermine the Democratic party while burying their specific and unique causes under a bunch of nebulous “working class” issues. I don’t think Bernie Sanders gives a rat’s arse what’s going on right now with Erica Garner’s family. He sent out a “thoughts /prayers and hope for recovery” tweet on Dec 26, and that’s it.

  38. 90 No Child Left Behind
    December 30, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Yeap. Make them RICHER again.

  39. December 30, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    “Global warming isn’t real because I was cold yesterday! Also great news:
    World hunger is over because I just ate.”

  40. December 30, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    How the KOCH brothers’ father built oil refineries for Hitler and Stalin:
    “…before working under Hitler’s Third Reich, Fred Koch had worked for Stalin, where — under Stalin’s first five-year plan — Fred Koch
    helped build up the Russian, the Soviet oil refineries and really gave huge muscle to the oil industry in the Soviet Union.”

  41. December 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    My respect for President Obama…increases every day…as we say here in the Diary…Our Forever President..

  42. December 30, 2017 at 4:15 pm

  43. December 30, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Trump & Klan (including Pence, Ryan, …..) can run but they’ve got only prison as their destination …

  44. December 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm

  45. December 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Ted’s on a roll ….

  46. December 30, 2017 at 5:20 pm

  47. 110 Nena20409
    December 30, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    GA & GE TODville Community.
    What a blistering Gold Day.
    ❤ ❤ ❤ TODbots Village.

  48. December 30, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    bbl ….

  49. 118 Nena20409
    December 30, 2017 at 7:09 pm

  50. 119 Nena20409
    December 30, 2017 at 7:17 pm

  51. 120 Nena20409
    December 30, 2017 at 7:19 pm

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  54. 124 desertflower
    December 30, 2017 at 7:46 pm


    • 125 desertflower
      December 30, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Yeah. Shithead.

  55. 127 desertflower
    December 30, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    The entire WORLD can’t wait for the knock out! The honest players, anyway.

  56. 128 desertflower
    December 30, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Also, THIS thread

  57. 129 desertflower
    December 30, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    • December 30, 2017 at 8:19 pm


      although i believe that this is what went down…to actually see it in print with the possibility that it can be proven..is simply MIND BLOWING…..BooooooM

  58. 131 amk for obama
    December 30, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    effing cheeky squirrels. spoiling my beauty sleep.

  59. 132 amk for obama
    December 30, 2017 at 8:13 pm

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  61. 139 amk for obama
    December 30, 2017 at 8:26 pm

  62. 142 desertflower
    December 30, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    I need ice cream:) bbl

  63. December 30, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    As I think most if not all of you know, the “story” I want to know is WHY (& HOW) …..

  64. December 30, 2017 at 8:44 pm

  65. December 30, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    NYT – Listing (guessing not all) TRUMP LIES from Jan 21 to Nov 11 2017. Plus links to the facts.

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