129 Responses to “A Different Demographic”

  1. May 20, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Yup …

  2. May 20, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    The inevitable has now emerged ….

    The outcome will depend on how many Americans want to protect our fledgling democracy …

    • 3 Susanne
      May 20, 2018 at 6:37 pm

      A “pacified” Congress? Seems to me that Congress is in assault mode, destroying our protections, the rule of law, the right to vote, and on and on.

  3. May 20, 2018 at 4:47 pm


    That’s as loud an warning as you can possibly imagine ….

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  6. 10 Susanne
    May 20, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Aloha TOD ohana! Delurking to report on our fabulous volcano. The lava crossed the seaside highway last night, and began flowing into the ocean. Only one person has been injured, but dozens of homes have been lost. I’m on the same island but far enough away to be safe. If you get a chance, do check out some of the amazing videos. Hope you are all well ♥️

    • 11 jacquelineoboomer
      May 20, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      So glad you’re okay, Susanne! Keep checking in, please.

    • 12 mtmarilyn
      May 22, 2018 at 10:51 am

      Have been thinking of you, so glad to hear you aren’t close. I have been watching some videos. It is amazing watching that lava. The gasses worry me. Hope they don’t get to you.

  7. May 20, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    yup yup ….

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  9. May 20, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Seems an appropriate time to ‘re-up’ this classic ….

  10. 17 jacquelineoboomer
    May 20, 2018 at 6:50 pm

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  13. 22 No Child Left Behind
    May 20, 2018 at 7:47 pm

  14. 23 jacquelineoboomer
    May 20, 2018 at 8:53 pm

  15. 24 desertflower
    May 20, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    🙂 Thanks, LeBron

  16. 25 desertflower
    May 20, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Where’s amk? Is he taking another hiatus and I missed it? I’ve been so busy….. miss you, Mister.

    • 26 mtmarilyn
      May 21, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      I have wondered about him too. I miss his interactions.

      Good morning DF. Is your school almost out?

      • 27 desertflower
        May 21, 2018 at 9:16 pm

        Just saw this:) Yes, school is done for the kids on Thursday… not for me, but excited just to get to that part. Hard saying bye to them:)

        Where IS amk??

  17. May 20, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Goodnight TOD

  18. 34 JER
    May 21, 2018 at 8:32 am

  19. 35 JER
    May 21, 2018 at 8:38 am

  20. 36 JER
    May 21, 2018 at 8:46 am

  21. 37 JER
    May 21, 2018 at 8:54 am

  22. May 21, 2018 at 9:23 am

    FASCISM alive and well in America.

  23. May 21, 2018 at 9:31 am

  24. 41 Nerdy Wonka
    May 21, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Lordt. *laughs at the audacity*

  25. 43 desertflower
    May 21, 2018 at 9:50 am

    So good:) Surely, this statement from the Pope will blow some minds…

  26. May 21, 2018 at 10:05 am

    I’m VERKLELMPT!! Again!!

    • May 21, 2018 at 10:05 am

      • 48 Bill R.
        May 21, 2018 at 1:34 pm

        Oh, my. This couple had TWO Billion people in the world entranced with their wedding and its message of love, sweet love. I was so deeply touched by Meghan’s mother, such a beautiful woman with such a tender, sweet and expressive face.

  27. May 21, 2018 at 10:14 am

    • 50 desertflower
      May 21, 2018 at 10:22 am

      Thanks for sharing all of these beautiful photos:) Really something to see

        • May 21, 2018 at 5:29 pm

          Beautiful photos..
          yesterday i was searching for the word to describe Meghan’s, the Duchess’ dress, the ceremony but esp her….she was unpretentious…i loved the ceremony esp the Rev’s sermon on love…it made folks squirm…as i am sure Jesus sermons must have did for the pharisees…

  28. 53 desertflower
    May 21, 2018 at 10:31 am

  29. 54 desertflower
    May 21, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Selective memory

  30. 55 desertflower
    May 21, 2018 at 10:40 am

    It was stolen and he is illegit.

  31. May 21, 2018 at 10:57 am

    A great message about the wedding:

  32. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    May 21, 2018 at 11:24 am

    • 58 0388jojothecat
      May 21, 2018 at 12:52 pm

      They ALL were silent when PBO tried to appeal to anyone who would listen when 20 6yr olds were murdered in their CT classrooms. Hundreds more killed until it HITS home for these people. When one of the GOP own is gunned down almost dies and nothing is done I knew kids would continue to die needlessly. This is ALL on the GOP and no one else. When you get rid of them then some common sense gun laws and personal responsibility can be placed on parents who allow their kids to have access to guns.

  33. May 21, 2018 at 11:27 am

    So lovely and thoughtful, through and through.

  34. 61 JER
    May 21, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Barack Obama is speaking at a tech conference for a San Francisco security software company this week.

  35. May 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    • May 21, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      • May 21, 2018 at 1:25 pm

        WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama formally announced on Monday a multiyear production deal with Netflix in which he and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, will produce television shows and films for the streaming service.

        The deal will give Mr. Obama an international television platform during his post-presidency, allowing him to reach millions of people in the United States and internationally. The couple has created “Higher Ground Productions,” a company to produce content for Netflix, the streaming service announced.


        “Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly-recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” he said. “We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities.”

      • 72 Bill R.
        May 21, 2018 at 1:32 pm

        Oh, I love this!

    • 74 0388jojothecat
      May 21, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      It’s a wonder the cops didn’t arrest this young man doing something kind for an elderly white lady. I am glad it is going viral. The news never covers stuff like this enough.

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  43. May 21, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Merely stating the brain dead obvious ….

  44. 83 No Child Left Behind
    May 21, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    I can’t have enough…

  45. 84 No Child Left Behind
    May 21, 2018 at 2:27 pm

  46. 85 No Child Left Behind
    May 21, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    I hope I will not be censured because I wanted to share a well-regulated laugh.

    • 86 0388jojothecat
      May 21, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      Ah, love you very much NCLB but please don’t post something like this again……I am still feeling good from the Harry and Megan wedding.

      • 87 No Child Left Behind
        May 21, 2018 at 4:19 pm

        My apologies Jojo. Yes, I, too, am still smiley after the good feelings brought by a distant wedding. There is so little these days that bring such good emotions. It’s either the DOTARD or a school shooting!

        But this thing cracked me up and… there I laid it.

      • 89 Don
        May 21, 2018 at 7:26 pm

        I was tempted to say something totally foolish, so I decided not to. Oh and you know it was something good too.

  47. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    May 21, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Grrrr. I need a nap after this.

  48. 91 0388jojothecat
    May 21, 2018 at 4:27 pm


    Lord have mercy. The half-brother’s wife and kids just showed up in UK over the weekend although they were not invited to the wedding or any of the events. After the woman’s husband and the kids father practically begged Harry NOT to marry Meghan expected to get an invite. I know now why Meghan’s mother divorced her father so early so that Meghan would have a chance not to be influenced by this family.

  49. 93 pkayden
    May 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm

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  52. May 21, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    It is being reported that Sanders plans to run as a DEM in the primary…but will decline the nomination if he wins…Um Um UM

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  54. May 21, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    • 100 jacquelineoboomer
      May 21, 2018 at 8:11 pm

  55. 101 pkayden
    May 21, 2018 at 7:53 pm

  56. 102 Nerdy Wonka
    May 21, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Live now.

  57. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    May 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm


    Remember this? Pretty sure I even bought the book, Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle, 10 years ago, after I saw the website … here’s the intro to the Mother Jones article:

    Mother Jones: What was the genesis of the site?

    Mathew Honan: My wife Harper and I are both avid cyclists. Harper is absolutely consumed with cycling; it’s what she talks about all the time. Just before Super Tuesday she just went full-bore Obama. It was all she could focus on. She was canvassing, making phone calls, spent all Super Tuesday standing outside with Obama signs around town. So I said to her, “Barack Obama is your new bicycle.” She thought it was funny; I thought it was funny. And then on February 13, I was going home from the library on the bus and I started thinking how Barack Obama is kind of like the whole country’s new bicycle. I had the idea for the site around 5 p.m., and it was live by around 9 p.m.


    Ten years later, the website’s still up!


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      • 111 jacquelineoboomer
        May 21, 2018 at 10:43 pm

        “That’s the precipice on which we now stand.”

  59. May 21, 2018 at 9:09 pm

  60. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    May 21, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    So damn irresponsible … actually, there are no words for it. None of it.

  61. 114 No Child Left Behind
    May 21, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    And I respect him for that.

  62. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    May 21, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Randy Bryce replied to my tweet. Made my whole night – Ha!

    • 117 jacquelineoboomer
      May 21, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      Not only because I thought he might take down Ryan, but I first started paying attention to Randy because he’s an ironworker, an active union worker, a cancer survivor, smart and well-spoken and seems real and …

      … he’s of Mexican and Polish descent, so trump will love his being in Congress!

      I’ve been making small donations to him, and if anybody’s interested, please join me. I’d much rather give to individual candidates than to the party at large.


  63. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    May 21, 2018 at 11:13 pm

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  65. May 22, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

  66. 129 idon
    May 22, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    This is the definition of a counterintelligence investigation:
    Counterintelligence (CI) investigations are conducted to prove or disprove an allegation of espionage or otherintelligence activities, such as sabotage, assassination, or other national security crimes conducted by or on behalf of aforeign government, organization, or person or international terrorists. CI investigations may establish the elementsof proof for prosecution or administrative actions, provide a basis for CI operations, or validate the suitability of personnel for access to classified information. CI investigations are conducted against individuals or groups for committing majorsecurity violations, as well as failure to follow Defense agency and Military Service directives governing reporting contacts with foreign citizens and out-of-channel requests for defense information. CI investigations provide military commanders and policymakers with information used to eliminate securityvulnerabilities and otherwise improve the security posture of threatened interests. See also counterintelligence; espionage; sabotage.

    This is Rosenstein’s statement in response to Trump’s demand that he investigate the investigators:
    “The Department has asked the Inspector General to expand the ongoing review of the FISA application process to include determining whether there was any impropriety or political motivation in how the FBI conducted its counterintelligence investigation of [b]
    persons suspected of involvement with the Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 presidential election,”[/b]

    In an earlier statement, a reporter advised Rosenstein that current DOJ policy finds that a sitting president cannot be indicted. Rosenstein started his response with “this situation is different . . . ”

    Yesterday, when Maddow did her analysis of Rosenstein’s “increasing appeasement of Trump” she left out this crucial statement which would have provided important context for what is actually going on.

    What people need to wrap their heads around is that Trump is not president of the United States. He’s a crime boss, a Russian agent acting on behalf of Russia and other foreign governments. He’s the mouth of the snake but he’s not the snake.

    Trump is not only ineligible for impeachment. He’s too dangerous for that remedy. He’s must be arrested, indicted and incarcerated for the rest of his life or he will sell our secrets to the highest bidder.

    Rosenstein made it clear in yesterday’s statement that Trump and his campaign were interacting with Russian agents. That is undisputed. It also means what they are investigating falls under the Espionage and Patriot Acts.

    In a counterintelligence criminal investigation we don’t know who is who which is why it’s always secret. I recall the FBI went to elaborate lengths to catch Robert Hansen, including creating a whole section for him to oversee with fake counterintel information.

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