2018: Baracketology

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  1. 1 desertflower
    March 15, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Thanks bunches, Nerdy! Morning everyone:)

  2. 3 sherijr
    March 15, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Yes, Thank you Nerdy (congrats df!) I don’t say thanks nearly enough to you for keeping us going. Without you, this site & all the informed folks here I’d feel very isolated. So many thanks to you Nerdy, df and all of TOD. Better days ahead hopefully soon.

  3. March 15, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Here’s more on that student who gave such an impressive speech at yesterday’s student rally in DC. He’s amazing. I hope we’ll be hearing more from him.

  4. 12 rikyrah
    March 15, 2018 at 11:05 am

    UK punishes Russia over spy poisoning, Trump oddly quiet

    Rachel Maddow looks at the history of the spy who was poisoned by Russia south of London and the strong response from the UK, and even strong statements from Nikki Haley and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, though Donald Trump himself has been wishy-washy.

  5. 13 desertflower
    March 15, 2018 at 11:13 am


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  7. 15 desertflower
    March 15, 2018 at 11:19 am

    WOW. Good news. h/t to BJ for abbreviated story


    Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on pivotal public health step to dramatically reduce smoking rates by lowering nicotine in combustible cigarettes to minimally or non-addictive levels

  8. 16 desertflower
    March 15, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Spot on.

  9. 17 rikyrah
    March 15, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Kushner deal with Japan-backed company gets new scrutiny

    Caleb Melby, financial investigations reporter for Bloomberg News, talks with Rachel Maddow about a hundred million dollar real estate deal the Jared Kushner’s family company did with a Japan-backed company.

  10. 18 rikyrah
    March 15, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Nationwide gun violence walkouts raise expectations for DC rally

    Sarah Chadwick, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, talks with Rachel Maddow about National Walkout Day and how the national response has increased expectations for the March 24th rally planned in Washington, D.C.

  11. 19 Dudette
    March 15, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Good Morning Family! Have a great day!

  12. 20 Dudette
    March 15, 2018 at 11:33 am

    I want to live in a country run by people like this young man.

  13. 22 desertflower
    March 15, 2018 at 11:34 am


  14. 24 desertflower
    March 15, 2018 at 11:39 am

  15. 25 Dudette
    March 15, 2018 at 11:39 am

  16. 27 Dudette
    March 15, 2018 at 11:46 am

    There are some amazing young people in this country. I’m convinced that growing up with Barack Obama as their President for eight years sparked something in them.

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  18. 30 Dudette
    March 15, 2018 at 11:52 am

  19. 31 Dudette
    March 15, 2018 at 11:55 am

  20. 32 Dudette
    March 15, 2018 at 11:56 am

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  22. 35 Dudette
    March 15, 2018 at 11:58 am

  23. March 15, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Another Black woman running for office…

    History-making Boston City Councilor running to be a champion & advocate for Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District (her byline on her twitter page)

  24. 38 desertflower
    March 15, 2018 at 12:02 pm


  25. 39 desertflower
    March 15, 2018 at 12:04 pm

  26. 40 desertflower
    March 15, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Speaking of loved family members….

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    • 43 0388jojothecat
      March 15, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      What a little encouragement and concentration can boost our resolve. You could see she was saying this is just mind-over-matter, I can do this!

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  31. March 15, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Very important thread:


  32. 50 Nena20409
    March 15, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Hello TODbots on a Partly Cloudy Afternoon.
    Congrats, DF on your Au ⭐ Furst 😉
    Thank you, NW. You are Golden!
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}
    ❤ ❤ ❤ my TODbots Community.

  33. 51 No Child Left Behind
    March 15, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    The tree was bad from the roots upward.

  34. 53 Nena20409
    March 15, 2018 at 4:21 pm

  35. 54 Nena20409
    March 15, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    • 55 Dudette
      March 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      So ok maybe all of this is for PR, but the chemistry between them is as thick as my afro. if I was his girlfriend, I’d be more than a tad concerned. Just saying

  36. 56 Nena20409
    March 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm

  37. 57 Nena20409
    March 15, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    • 58 Nena20409
      March 15, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    • 59 0388jojothecat
      March 15, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      The CA 1994 earthquake did that on the 10 frwy bridge on La Cienga Blvd in Los Angeles, CA The bridge was around for a long time survived many large earthquakes. This bridge is too long (eight lanes) with NO center holding it up?!! The bridges in Los Angeles ALL have what is called a ” Y ” center and double thick and wide side-walls holding them up. Whoever designed this bridge could not be a very bright engineer. I read on the orange satan site, that it took 6 days to construct this bridge. It was a module bridge put in place a few days ago. The Construction company and the company that put it in place scrubbed their website about this bridge. Someone got a screen shot before it was scrubbed.

      • 60 0388jojothecat
        March 15, 2018 at 4:52 pm

        WOW, I wonder what happened to the supports?! Usually there is scaffolding and supports until the structure I complete. It had NO supports while they allowed cars and people to use it……big time lawsuits.

      • 61 idon
        March 15, 2018 at 6:06 pm

        Isn’t Florida a regulation free zone? I’m so thankful I live in CA where our public servants actually care about people.

  38. 63 desertflower
    March 15, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    DId this slip under the radar? Corrupt to the BONE

    • 64 0388jojothecat
      March 15, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Sounds like a lot of Russian money might be used for money laundering. He is going to have so many money laundering charges. I guess this would be in D.C.

  39. 65 No Child Left Behind
    March 15, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    • 66 Obama Grandmama
      March 15, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      What seems weird to me is that those in Trumps administration caught lying or wasting tax payers money can lose their jobs. Yet the person setting the bad example that lies all the time and has much worst crimes in every sector is in charge of firing those under himself while he stays.

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  43. 71 Nena20409
    March 15, 2018 at 5:45 pm

  44. 75 Nena20409
    March 15, 2018 at 5:47 pm

  45. 76 Nena20409
    March 15, 2018 at 5:49 pm

  46. 77 desertflower
    March 15, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    He’s degrading America in the eyes of the entire world

    • 78 carolyn
      March 15, 2018 at 6:21 pm

      Trump is too stupid and too blind to see, but the leadership of the entire Western Hemisphere no longer resides in Washington, D.C. It has moved to Ottawa, Canada. Trump’s words are all lies, and the leaders know it, and he is making a total mockery of international diplomacy. He makes fun of Trudeau because he is good looking and smart, and has experience. There is just no bottom to the depth of my detestation of that man.

  47. 79 desertflower
    March 15, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Gee, YA THINK?

  48. 80 desertflower
    March 15, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    And here we are.

  49. 81 Nena20409
    March 15, 2018 at 6:07 pm

  50. 84 Nena20409
    March 15, 2018 at 6:11 pm

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    March 15, 2018 at 6:37 pm

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  58. March 15, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    OH. MY. GOD.

  59. March 16, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Awesome new Navy dude running on San Diego – check him out!

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  61. 104 donna dem 4 obama
    March 16, 2018 at 7:58 am

    I’ll NEVER understand how this THUG became President of the United States:

    • 105 magapie
      March 16, 2018 at 8:32 am

      Trump is a different kind of president
      Manson was a different kind of commune leader
      Pearl Harbor was a different kind of international relations
      The Titanic was a different kind of ocean liner
      O.J. was a different kind of celebrity
      9/11 was a different kind of evacuation drill

    • March 16, 2018 at 10:01 am

      Every day it turns my stomach. It’s just deplorable. Most days I have hope but last night I was overwhelmed by the enormity of it, the constant flood of ignorance and insanity. Playing games with our national security, Stormy Daniels BS, Ivanka standing in for Tillerson to meet with the foreign minister, emoluments left and right, complete stupidity and graft from the entire cabinet. I just can’t.

      • 107 mtmarilyn
        March 16, 2018 at 10:34 am

        Meta, I so agree. These days it’s just so hard to make it through all this crap and know that Congress is doing nothing. Our country is in need of leaders who truly love America. Which means all of us.Thank goodness for TOD and I do see hope in the kids, etc. But when this is over we have so much repair work. I don’t think we can ever totally repair our standing in the world.

        • March 16, 2018 at 10:49 am

          Every now and then it really hits me how grave the danger we face. I normally try to be a very positive person but some days it’s just too hard. These are dark days but I will bounce back with conscious effort and the support of everyone who loves our country. We have to PRESS ON.

  62. 110 desertflower
    March 16, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Of course he did! THIS is the man that the orange Mussolini protects!

  63. March 16, 2018 at 9:46 am

    A MOMENT OF SWEETNESS. I think we could all use some.

  64. 112 desertflower
    March 16, 2018 at 9:51 am

  65. 113 Don
    March 16, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Before President Obama left office I used to jokingly say that he was the only thing standing between us and total anarchy. Trump isn’t standing between us and anarchy, he is the anarchy.

    • March 16, 2018 at 10:18 am

      I firmly believe he’s leaving key positions unfilled and creating a mass exodus so he can move closer to authoritarian rule. He demands the people around him to be his loyal echo chamber.

      • 115 0388jojothecat
        March 16, 2018 at 10:30 am

        In my opinion the more he is isolated the easier it will be to impeach him. Only if we have a majority of DEMS in the House and Senate which is a good chance. If Putin messes with our GRID or elections again, or threatens the USA with chemical weapons….game over!

        • 116 Idon
          March 16, 2018 at 12:34 pm

          Yes. This tells me a massive counter intelligence operations is underway and he’s and the TrumpKushner crime family are the target.

    • 117 Sandy1110
      March 16, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      Don, I firmly believed that to be the case, especially during the healthcare and debt ceiling fights.

      I will always be pissed that the Dems were not competent enough to see this and unify in the message that the GOP was waiting to unleash all kinds of socioeconomic chaos on Americans were it not for PBO keeping things in check.

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