Not Yes I Can. It’s Yes We Can

107 Responses to “Not Yes I Can. It’s Yes We Can”

  1. 1 globalcitizenlinda
    June 12, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Yes We Can and Yes We Did.

    Great participation of PBO-Alumni

  2. 2 globalcitizenlinda
    June 12, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    By the way, has any previous POTUS’ staff ever formed any thing like the Obama Alumni Association or is this a first of its kind – proudly and formerly linked to their exceptional bosses => PBO and Forever_FLOTUS

  3. 3 pkayden
    June 12, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    • June 12, 2018 at 5:45 pm

      The Dicktraitor is all smoochy when it comes to Jong-Un who he claims had to “ride tough” on his people and with whom he will have to build ‘trust”. Oh aye and the “trust” he mangled at the G7? Canada? He sees dollar signs in NK is what — the “condos’ on the beach.
      The fact is North Korea and South Korea were discussing issues just fine without him.

    • June 12, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      How about COMPASSION for the tormented babies, toddlers and children that he’s planning to warehouse in military tent cities?
      We’ve a budding Hitler + SS on our hands and cannot look away. Release the children – forget the tents.

  4. 6 pkayden
    June 12, 2018 at 3:40 pm

  5. 7 desertflower
    June 12, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    They are NOTHING about actual human beings. They care about power and $$. Make the calls and make them pay for this in NOV

    • 8 Beaglemom
      June 13, 2018 at 8:54 am

      The difference is that Republicans want people with preexisting conditions to have to pay a lot more for their insurance. Fine, they say, give them insurance but let’s make it very, very expensive unless, of course, you are in Congress.

  6. 9 desertflower
    June 12, 2018 at 4:12 pm

  7. 10 rikyrah
    June 12, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    THESE candidates..
    and the Parkland School Kids…

    are part of Barack Obama’s legacy.
    We have just begun to see the ripples…

  8. 11 rikyrah
    June 12, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    2m2 minutes ago
    The Trump admin is looking to build tent cities at military posts around Texas to shelter the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children being held in detention, McClatchy reports.

    • 12 desertflower
      June 12, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      Joe Arpiao”s idea, I’m guessing. He got sued for that…and the people that died in his custody.

    • 13 Gazelle
      June 12, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      This distresses me beyond the beyond. I’ve run out of all words, be they polite or not. That’s no small feat.

  9. 14 desertflower
    June 12, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Snoop DAG:) He needs to kick Nunes ass.

  10. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    June 12, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    • 19 Gazelle
      June 12, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      Special iQ45’s? 😎

    • 20 Beaglemom
      June 13, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Is that Dave Briggs joking? Trump, in that short summit meeting (perhaps the shortest on record) managed to give North Korea just what it wanted with nothing in return.

  11. June 12, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    • 22 desertflower
      June 12, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      To satisfy people like this vile woman. trump’s base.

      • June 12, 2018 at 7:01 pm

        Jesus. I can’t fathom the sickness.

      • June 12, 2018 at 7:07 pm

        BTW, if you scroll the comments you will find the definition of ‘Trunt’ …. I just can’t bring myself to post it here, but it’s undoubtedly going to be in the ‘Urban Dictionary’ at some point, if not already …..

      • 25 Gazelle
        June 12, 2018 at 7:44 pm

        Yup, They need to go back under their collective rocks, preferably in outer space where there’s no oxygen. Uggh. Vile creature.

      • 27 nathkatun7
        June 12, 2018 at 11:53 pm

        This is the face of pure EVIL!

      • 28 Sandy1110
        June 13, 2018 at 1:11 am

        Their Dear Leader makes them feel emboldened.

        I hope she’s doxxed.

        Someone posted a pic of “Schroedinger’s Immigrant”, a takeoff on Schroedinger’s theory that two things could be true simultaneously at a certain point in time, where deplorables simultaneously hate immigrants for stealing jobs but also being lazy.

        The idiotic RW arguments supporting Trump in NK remind me of this same departure from logic they used to bash PBO: He’s an ‘imperial ‘ President for signing a few executive orders, yet he’s the worst president for capitulating to other leaders. It was all mindless hate.

    • June 12, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      • 30 Gazelle
        June 12, 2018 at 7:57 pm

        What’s next? Before ovens, Fulmadihide, as in Katrina trailers? Me Webster’s edition is failing me, can’t find words …😖

  12. June 12, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    What can we do as citizens

  13. June 12, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Had Twitter existed in the late 1930’s in Germany, I suspect at least one ‘Good German’ would have tweeted something aligned with this warning ….

    We need a FULL STOP to EVERYTHING and begin every form of civil action to bring a halt to Trump & the GOP’s CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.


    No excuses.

  14. 36 Judith Fardig
    June 12, 2018 at 7:22 pm

  15. June 12, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    • 38 magapie
      June 12, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      If I could embody a pool reporter for a moment and ask prez-fuckface or a surrogate:

      “Thank you. Yes, the American people are very interested in knowing if President Trump performed fellatio on Leader Kim Jung-Un. Can you confirm if he did??

  16. June 12, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    So anyway.
    Is the Dicktraitor OK with Asian people? What is his preference? It’s OK if they are wealthy or what? Does he ban Asians?

    • June 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      As far as I can tell, there are two things that are driving Trump and his so-called foreign policy: making money for himself and a need to make history. This DPRK excursion is about setting up Trump Org for real estate development and mega bucks down the road. And he believes meeting with Kim puts him in the history books as achieving greatness. It makes absolutely no difference to him that Kim is a vile despot who belongs in the Hague. And none of this has anything to do with America or serving our national security interests.

      • June 12, 2018 at 9:10 pm

        Zactly totally w/you. But am wondering if he treats Asians the same way he treats people of color who come to these shores.
        Does his xenophobia and bans include Asians? If so haven’t noticed yet, The wealthy/business factor changes the equation o’course.

        • June 12, 2018 at 9:17 pm

          I guess what I was trying to say is that Trump’s racism is deep and lifelong but some of it is instrumental, which is what I think you’re saying, too!

      • June 12, 2018 at 10:03 pm

        Thinking he is broadly racist with exceptions (e.g the UAE w/whom he has been conspiring with possibly as much as the Russians)
        plus wealthy corporates from anywhere. (Guessing his children will be off to NK soon.) But the irony of Trump griping about the “United States being the piggy bank for other nations” — when we know he’s the Big Piggy using the U.S.A. for his own personal Oinker Bank.

  17. June 12, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    • 49 Gazelle
      June 12, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Bless! And more blessings. ❤

      • 50 Gazelle
        June 12, 2018 at 10:42 pm

        My dearest friend, since we were 12, fought a hard battle against pancreatic cancer. Her worry in all that battle was that she wouldn’t be able to donate & help those in need. She passed last October, after over three & half years, when they told her she had 6 months. I did mention here @ TOD that I was giving her Eulogy @ her memorial service that Nov, at request of her fam, my fam-by-love. And I made sure it shined her love of life, folks laughed and, for a moment, she was there in the chapel. She & I had travelled a journey through our individual lives all over the world, but I was glad that we were in the same country, state, to help through the good days & bad. She was the ultimate fighter. My respect & love, my sis. But, since she couldn’t donate, she gave her remains for research so they could find a cure for those in her circumstance. Nonsensically, I wished there was a way to “transfer” her love of life, her kindness, her gathering of peoples from all walks of life. Just. She was my sister, & I miss her every single day. Even in last days, she called me on my birthday, and left a voicemail (I was overseas) & sang: it’s yr birthday… I’ve kept that message, it makes me smile & cry at same time. But mostly smile, cos she wouldn’t have none of that! Between us we had the best ying-yang sense of humor. Pardon me, I digressed. Meant to simply say: Donors are my heroes.

  18. June 12, 2018 at 9:49 pm


  19. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    If high school students can stand up against guns, maybe it’s time for grandparents to do the same on behalf of the migrant children! #GrandparentsUnite

  20. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2018 at 10:57 pm

  21. 57 whenpamelawandered
    June 12, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    New Moon tomorrow, stats in the morning, but coming up in July and August we have 3 eclipses in a row! Two Solar and one Lunar, so someone may just become the meat in the sandwich, so to speak. Millions of us hope so, eh? Meanwhile

    Big hugs all around. {{{{{ TOD }}}}}

  22. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    June 13, 2018 at 12:12 am

  23. 60 Gazelle
    June 13, 2018 at 12:22 am

    ‘Nite my TODers, here’s one of my favs:

  24. 61 rikyrah
    June 13, 2018 at 9:04 am

    something that we can do. make our voices heard. spread the word

    Have time between now and Friday? Let the government know that exempting white counties from Medicaid work requirements while requiring them from primarily black counties is wrong: https://t.co/bwewfeovr6

    — Emma Sandoe (@emma_sandoe) June 12, 2018

    • 62 rikyrah
      June 13, 2018 at 10:45 am

      ICYMI and want to know what this is about:

      May 14, 2018 12:52 pm
      3 States Are Pushing Medicaid Reforms That Discriminate Against Black People
      By Ed Kilgore

      In a pending waiver request from Ohio, and in a bill passed by the GOP-controlled legislature in Michigan, counties with high unemployment rates are exempted from the work requirements entirely. These tend to be heavily white rural areas. Meanwhile, low-income African-Americans tend to be concentrated in large counties where low unemployment in relatively wealthy suburbs keep the inner cities from qualifying for the exemption.John Corlett, Ohio’s former Medicaid director and the president of Cleveland’s Center for Community Solutions, studied the 26 counties that qualify for an exemption from the proposed Medicaid work requirements and found they are, on average, 94 percent white. Meanwhile, his research found, “most of these non-exempted Ohio communities have either majority or significant African-American populations.”

      The same is true in Michigan, where the discriminatory impact of the proposed work requirement has gotten significant national attention, and not in a good way. The Washington Post looked at Medicaid data from the state and found a pretty dramatic disparity:
      African Americans make up about 23 percent of that [Medicaid] population, but they would make up only 1.2 percent of the people eligible for the unemployment exemption. White people make up 57 percent of the total potential affected population, but they make up 85 percent of the group eligible for the unemployment exemption, according to an analysis of the state’s data.

  25. 63 rikyrah
    June 13, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Customs and Border Protection agent faces inquiry after questioning reporter about her sources
    By Shane Harris, Matt Zapotosky and Jack Gillum
    June 12 at 8:50 PM

    The actions of a Customs and Border Protection agent who confronted a reporter covering national security issues about her confidential sources are being examined by the CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility, the agency said in a statement Tuesday.

    The agent, Jeffrey A. Rambo, contacted journalist Ali Watkins last June as the Trump administration was ramping up its investigations of unauthorized leaks to reporters, and he identified himself as a government agent.

    But after he arrived, Rambo said the administration was eager to investigate journalists and learn the identity of their confidential sources to stanch leaks of classified information. He questioned Watkins broadly about her reporting and how she developed information, according to the people familiar with the incident, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter..

  26. 64 rikyrah
    June 13, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Democrats pick up long-held GOP seat, Republicans hold on to another in special elections
    Molly Beck, Milwaukee
    Published 9:34 p.m. CT June 12, 2018 |
    Updated 7:50 a.m. CT June 13, 2018

    MADISON – Wisconsin Democrats came one step closer to gaining control of the state Senate by picking up a seat held by Republicans for more than 40 years, while the GOP held on to an Assembly seat in a pair of special elections Tuesday.

    Caleb Frostman topped Rep. Andre Jacque in the 1st Senate District and Jon Plumer defeated Ann Groves Lloyd in the 42nd Assembly District.

    Frostman will be the first Democrat to represent the northeast Wisconsin district since the 1970s — a win Democrats are hailing as more evidence of a so-called blue wave ready to flip more Republican-held seats in elections later this year.

  27. 65 rikyrah
    June 13, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Trump military exercise giveaway to N. Korea suits Putin’s goals

    Among the consequences of Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un is that he agreed without apparent condition to end joint U.S./South Korean military exercises, a concession North Korea has sought for decades. Rachel Maddow points out that it’s not just North Korea that was eager for this outcome.

  28. 66 rikyrah
    June 13, 2018 at 9:28 am

    After insulting allies, Trump has effusive praise for Kim Jong Un

    Senator Chris Murphy points out the context of Donald Trump having just insulted America’s closest allies before heaping praise and adoration on Kim Jong Un and making concessions without getting any hard commitments in return.

  29. 67 rikyrah
    June 13, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Staffers tape together torn up Trump papers to meet records law

    Annie Karni, White House reporter for Politico, talks with Rachel Maddow about her reporting on Donald Trump’s habit of tearing up papers when he is finished with them, and the staffers who tape them back together in order to keep Trump in compliance with the Presidential Records Act.

  30. 68 rikyrah
    June 13, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Sanford facing bleak outlook even before Trump endorsed opponent

    Rachel Maddow reports on primary results in several states, including a likely loss by South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford.

  31. 69 whenpamelawandered
    June 13, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Promise kept: New Moon today, 13th June 2018: 22♊️44. Conjunction takes place at 3:43pm ET, 12:43pm PT.

    {{{{{ TOD ❤️ }}}}}

  32. 70 Allison
    June 13, 2018 at 10:26 am

  33. 71 rikyrah
    June 13, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Lips pursed:

    @KellyannePolls on @foxandfriends: “The last president was handed the Nobel Peace Prize, this president is actually going to earn it.”

  34. 72 Allison
    June 13, 2018 at 10:29 am

  35. June 13, 2018 at 10:33 am


    • 74 rikyrah
      June 13, 2018 at 10:46 am


    • June 13, 2018 at 11:45 am

      OMG…lawyers leaving a sinking ship

      • June 13, 2018 at 11:48 am

        They are either blown away by the volume of damning evidence as revealed in the treasure trove from the FBI raid or if Cohen really is flipping, they are having a major conflict of interest because a Trump PAC is paying their bills right now. Either way, Cohen and Trump are SCREWED. Add Manafort very likely going to jail this Friday and we may just be at an inflection point.

  36. 77 JER
    June 13, 2018 at 10:49 am

  37. June 13, 2018 at 10:51 am

  38. 79 rikyrah
    June 13, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Breaking News: Robert Mueller requesting 75 blank subpoenas in the Paul Manafort case.https://t.co/adVbCqgZR7

    — 3ChicsPolitico (@3ChicsPolitico) June 13, 2018

  39. June 13, 2018 at 10:59 am

    OH MY

  40. 81 JER
    June 13, 2018 at 10:59 am

  41. 82 desertflower
    June 13, 2018 at 11:18 am

  42. 83 rikyrah
    June 13, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Guess we can get ready for another Birth of a Nation campaign down in Virginia against Tim Kaine.

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    In Virginia, Corey Stewart, a Trump-supporting immigration hardliner who campaigned on keeping up Confederate monuments, narrowly won the GOP U.S. Senate primary, and will go up against incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine this fall.

    With 100 percent of Virginia precincts in, Stewart, the chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, had 44.9 percent of the vote, compared to state Delegate Nick Freitas, a former Green Beret who’d received backing from a key conservative group, with 43.1 percent.

    Stewart’s victory could be a gift for Kaine in blue-leaning Virginia, where a Republican hasn’t won a statewide race since 2009. Stewart campaigned as an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment and even revived false “birther” allegations that President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the U.S.

  43. 84 rikyrah
    June 13, 2018 at 11:23 am

    15 attorneys, at these firms, working “around the clock” (let’s be conservative and say 14 hours a day), even if mostly young associates, is likely burning over $100,000 a day. A DAY.https://t.co/CqngHbfeNX

    — NarrowlyDecidedHat (@Popehat) June 13, 2018

    A word of advice to all you right-hand men and lieutenants and underlings out there, based on 24 years of federal criminal law experience:

    Mr. Big never winds up paying the defense bills. Plan accordingly.

    — NarrowlyDecidedHat (@Popehat) June 13, 2018


  44. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    June 13, 2018 at 11:26 am

  45. 87 desertflower
    June 13, 2018 at 11:26 am

    He just now made this observation. Wow.

  46. June 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    What does it take to stop these crimes against humanity?

  47. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    June 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm

  48. June 13, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    How is this even constitutional?

  49. June 13, 2018 at 1:31 pm


  50. 101 rikyrah
    June 13, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    California woman ‘in shock’ after ICE agents detain father, a legal resident, outside home
    By ELIZABETH CHOU and BRENDA GAZZAR | Southern California News Group
    PUBLISHED: June 13, 2018 at 6:39 am | UPDATED: June 13, 2018 at 6:53 am

    The daughter of an Arleta man who was detained Sunday outside his home by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents spoke out this week about his treatment and the immigration policies that appear to target longtime, law-abiding residents.Jose Luis Garcia, 62, was watering his lawn and having his morning coffee outside his Arleta home when ICE agents put him in handcuffs and detained him, according to his daughter, Natalie Garcia.


    Garcia said her father has a conviction for a misdemeanor stemming from a domestic violence dispute with her mother that occurred 18 years ago. Her father completed his sentence for that conviction, which was anger management classes and reporting to probation, she said.


    “It’s part of a pattern that we’ve seen of rounding up people who are longstanding members of our community who have family here and settled lives here and their lives are turned upside down because they may have committed some misdemeanor deep in their past,” Kaufman said.

  51. June 13, 2018 at 1:35 pm

  52. June 13, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    I voted for London and wish her the best. A proud first for SF!!

  53. June 13, 2018 at 2:14 pm

  54. June 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm

  55. 107 rikyrah
    June 13, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Competing shade from dictionary rivals…


    The idea of rats fleeing some kind of losing endeavor has seen use as a simile since at least 1600. https://t.co/WYxTLtRUav— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) June 13, 2018

    A Manchurian candidate is a person, especially a politician, being used as a puppet by an enemy power.https://t.co/H8mNJJHXP1— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) June 13, 2018

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