‘Better Than Seeing A Pop Star’

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  1. 1 nospin
    March 22, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Hello TOD!

    Hey Nerdy.

  2. 2 lynn
    March 22, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Congrats, nospin.

  3. 3 lynn
    March 22, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    So many of the nominees are shiiiiiit/useless crap, perhaps someone here has an idea who is the master mind behind the horrid picks for every choice.

  4. 8 lynn
    March 22, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    So sorry, TODers, The bolton thing drove me out of lurkdom.

  5. March 22, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Another tragedy.

  6. March 22, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    • 13 jacquelineoboomer
      March 22, 2018 at 10:27 pm

      Yes, and he’ll be put in a position that does not require Senate confirmation, if I have my facts straight.

  7. 14 whenpamelawandered
    March 22, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Keep on rockin’ it, VC!! Still hours to go before we sleep!! 🎉🥂🐸✒️🗒


  8. March 22, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    I hope POTUS44 got the chance to see Loyola-Chicago win tonight 69-68 over Nevada. Making it to the final 8. It was a good game.

  9. 20 JER
    March 22, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Watch: ‘Impressive’ Barack Obama ‘held audience in palm of his hand’ during Auckland dinner speech.
    Video here: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/watch-impressive-barack-obama-held-audience-in-palm-his-hand-during-auckland-dinner-speech

    • March 22, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      FABULOUS. Thanks so much, JER.

    • 22 Gazelle
      March 22, 2018 at 10:14 pm

      JER, thank you so much for your posts! Absolutely fab & awesome! It was wonderful to see our PBO getting such respect. And he’s always been so cultually cognizant. That was a beaut to see, again. Am so missing him!

    • 24 vcprezofan2
      March 22, 2018 at 10:15 pm

      You know, JER, taking me (us) on this trip with Pres O was a really unexpected and very appreciated birthday treat. 😉 😉 Journeying with TODobots like this today brings back strong memories of previous Chips-Obama-Travel-Tours and adds a special ‘Chips-y’ flavour to my dau. I still miss CC & DannyO so very much. THANK you for locating and sharing all these clips.

    • 27 CEB
      March 22, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      JER, thanks for being such a wonderful tour guide; I love traveling with PBO so much and your posts have put us there. You always have such great Obama-centered posts that give us joy and hope.

    • 28 sjterrid
      March 22, 2018 at 11:43 pm

      Jer, thank you so much for these videos of President Obama in New Zealand.

    • 29 99ts
      March 23, 2018 at 5:41 am

      Far as the world is concerned, this is the US President. the moron can’t go anywhere – too scared of the protests that would meet him.

    • 30 catrst
      March 23, 2018 at 9:10 am

      Thank you, JER. Outstanding to see these.

    • 31 GGAIL
      March 23, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Being able to view these and hear the ceremony meant so much to me. Their closing hymn was How Great Tho Art

      Thanks you!!!! ❤️

  10. March 22, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I like Joaquin even more than Julian. THIS IS STELLAR.

  11. 33 Nerdy Wonka
    March 22, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    • 34 catrst
      March 23, 2018 at 9:15 am

      This just makes me weep it is so powerful. NW, thank you for the work you do on our behalf to be able to hold Barack Obama and Michelle in our sights as he goes forward in his life’s work. Also thank you to everyone who contributes here. You are my heroes.

  12. March 22, 2018 at 9:36 pm

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  15. March 22, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Yes. I’m freaking the fuck out. Aren’t you?

  16. March 22, 2018 at 10:03 pm

  17. 44 vcprezofan2
    March 22, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Don’t know this tweeter; just ran across this on twitter; wonder if it’s true

  18. March 23, 2018 at 3:15 am

    Please read this thread….. it will make you feel better…

  19. 52 JER
    March 23, 2018 at 8:45 am

  20. 55 JER
    March 23, 2018 at 9:10 am

  21. 57 desertflower
    March 23, 2018 at 9:23 am

  22. 60 desertflower
    March 23, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Stay woke

  23. 61 desertflower
    March 23, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Clooney and Obama. I love them

  24. 62 desertflower
    March 23, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Shocker, trump lied. Again. Hit close enough to home for all you trump voters yet?

  25. 64 desertflower
    March 23, 2018 at 9:48 am

    But, of course.


    Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, offered last year to help a Moscow-based lawyer get Russian companies removed from a U.S. sanctions list.

    Broidy made the offer after an inquiry from Andrei Baev, an energy lawyer at Chadbourne & Parke LLP, both men acknowledged in statements to Bloomberg News this week. In a proposal sent to Baev shortly before Trump’s January 2017 inauguration, Broidy sketched out a potential campaign to influence top U.S. officials, according to a person with knowledge of the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity.

  26. March 23, 2018 at 9:51 am

    I understand the constant use of military and people who know the most about guns stepping forward and supporting gun control.
    But ordinary citizens who don’t want to own guns or who detest guns should also have a voice. Having said that, this is very, very powerful.

  27. March 23, 2018 at 9:55 am

  28. March 23, 2018 at 10:03 am

    • March 23, 2018 at 10:08 am

      And here come the drumbeats of war against Iran…..

      • 70 sherijr
        March 23, 2018 at 10:48 am

        I don’t believe a word of it. It’s a set-up imo – has to be. They want their war/ apocalypse and by gawd their going to make it happen.

  29. 71 rikyrah
    March 23, 2018 at 10:14 am

    McFaul on Trump pick Bolton: What he believes in is very scary

    Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about his concerns about Donald Trump’s choice of John Bolton as H.R. McMaster’s replacement as national security adviser.

  30. 72 rikyrah
    March 23, 2018 at 10:16 am

    As legal team withers, Trump adds cable news legal pundits

    As Donald Trump loses his lead Russia lawyer and adds more TV lawyers to his legal team, Rachel Maddow wonders if Trump is preparing a legal defense or a cable news PR campaign.

  31. March 23, 2018 at 10:21 am

    • March 23, 2018 at 10:22 am

      folks are casting doubt on this announcement….sigh….

  32. 75 rikyrah
    March 23, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Schiff: Bolton likely to exaggerate Trump’s dangerous impulses

    Rep. Adam Schiff, top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, offers his reaction to the news that Donald Trump intends to make John Bolton his new national security adviser.

  33. 76 rikyrah
    March 23, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Trump chaos takes out McMaster, alarms with appointment of Bolton

    Mark Landler, White House correspondent for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump firing his second national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, and replacing him with extreme hawk John Bolton.

  34. 77 rikyrah
    March 23, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Trump ‘would like to’ talk to Mueller, as top lawyer out
    Trump says he wants to talk to Mueller as his top Russia lawyer leaves his legal team. A new report says Trump associate Roger Stone had direct contact with a Russian agent during the 2016 presidential campaign. Mieke Eoyang & David Corn join Lawrence O’Donnell.

  35. 78 desertflower
    March 23, 2018 at 10:40 am

  36. March 23, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Major protest events happening in Sacramento. This is LEADERSHIP.

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  39. March 23, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke in Saskatoon last night before a crowd of 8500. She will be in Edmonton and Calgary Friday.

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    • 94 0388jojothecat
      March 23, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      She already squirreled away $25 million of the inaugural money through a friend. Plus the millions that she could get by rating him out. She would have to watch her back and the fact that her son is a minor and only turned 12yrs old this past week. She can’t do anything until he is 18yrs old. Putin is not above killing ex-wives and kids of his enemies.

    • 95 Betsy
      March 23, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      I don’t find Howard Fineman particularly insightful or trustworthy, so take this with a huge grain of salt. I think Daniels can do lots of damage.

  42. March 23, 2018 at 12:59 pm

  43. 97 CEB
    March 23, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    While the news about Bolton is of grave concern, I do not think that we should go into the doomsday thinking and commentary that I have seen all over social media for several reasons: many knew this was coming and there are still things that can be done to keep the worst scenario from coming about, the international community can still be allies in preventing the worst, #45’s very nature and overall incompetence have kept him from being able to get away with the worst of what he wants to do and there is a multi-pronged battle line that is harrying this administration from various positions and stopping or slowing down even more egregious actions. I also feel that most of what is going on is to permit the underlying decay that has plagued this nation to come to the surface and in to the light so that more people are aware of what has stopped us from being a truly great nation. Now that we know, we can fight and we can reset our country. We have long be in a war with few combatants, but the numbers are growing and becoming louder and willing to do more than we ever imagined to cure our nation’s ills and to make it one that lives up to its highest ideals.

    • 101 CEB
      March 23, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      Much of the world hungers for the reason and optimism of PBO. In some ways, he will be more effective and influential as a former president and citizen than he was when he held the job. He is an international treasure and force; may God continue to protect him.

  44. 103 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Happy ACA Day, Everyone!

  45. 104 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:13 pm

  46. 105 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:15 pm

  47. 106 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:15 pm

  48. 107 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:16 pm

  49. 108 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:16 pm

  50. 109 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:17 pm

  51. 110 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:17 pm

  52. 111 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm

  53. 112 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm

  54. 113 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:22 pm

  55. 114 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    • March 23, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      Dudette, yes the one who is always preaching about God seem to forget what the Bible says about helping the poor, sick, it’s says nothing about helping the rich.

  56. 116 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:25 pm

  57. March 23, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Very moving series from Teen Vogue:

  58. 120 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    I can’t post & retweet all of the tweets in this thread, because I’m crying hysterically as I read and I have to go study for an exam. So you’ll have to help me.

    • 121 Dudette
      March 23, 2018 at 3:31 pm

  59. 122 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:31 pm

  60. 124 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:32 pm

  61. 125 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:33 pm

  62. 126 Dudette
    March 23, 2018 at 3:35 pm

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  64. March 23, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Republicans who suppose to be such deficit hawks sure are spending the money. They will get the economy in a mess, then look for a Democrat to clean up the mess they made, like President Obama did.

  65. 129 CEB
    March 23, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Happy ACA anniversary! I was one of the lucky ones who was healthy and had a job that paid for all health costs throughout my 30 year employment. I retired before 65 and had to pay directly for my healthcare for the first time, but the good news is that my cost have remained the same in these years prior to reaching Medicare age. Last year, I had extensive and expensive testing, but my overall out-of-pocket expenses were under 1,000$. The cost control (so far) have allowed me to have a good quality of life.

  66. 130 rikyrah
    March 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    JOSHUA KUSHNER, A venture capitalist and the younger brother of White House adviser Jared Kushner, met with Qatari Finance Minister Ali Sharif Al Emadi the same week as his father, Charles Kushner did last April 2017, in an independent effort to discuss potential investments from the Qatari government. Both meetings took place at Al Emadi’s St. Regis Hotel suite in Manhattan.


  67. 131 0388jojothecat
    March 23, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    I still can not believe that giving the very, very, very wealthy huge tax cuts is OK with conservative people rather than allowing many people who could never afford to see a doctor, healthcare for sick children, pregnant women, and NO more caps or pre-existing insurance which applies to EVERYONE whether you pay for your own insurance or through your employer.

    • 132 CEB
      March 23, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      You have to understand that they hate poor people and anyone else who has need at any time in their lives. In their minds none of us, even those of us who pay taxes, do not deserve the help that we paid for. Only they and those that they deem desirable should have a affordable healthcare and other benefits of a wealthy country that they enjoy. Black and Brown people, liberals/progressives, non-Christians and those who do not express Christianity they way that they do, single women, the working poor, etc. are not worthy in their eyes and so should not have more than the very basic of everything or nothing. Those that they consider “other” should just shut up, suffer in silence, and be thankful for the crumbs they have.

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    • 134 0388jojothecat
      March 23, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      They also need a warrant for the newly formed company too if they’re smart. That’s where all that FB data sweep was transferred to or parked.

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  72. 142 JER
    March 23, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    …During a brunch with 20 Maori women leaders, Obama was given strict instructions to bring his wife Michelle Obama when he returns to New Zealand. …

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