What Kind Of Nation Are We?

150 Responses to “What Kind Of Nation Are We?”

  1. 1 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I love and miss him every single day. Every.Single.Damn.Day. Thank you, Nerdy…for keeping this place here and safe for us:) Unending love.

    • 2 Beaglemom
      June 21, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      Me too. In the morning I turn the computer on and know that there will be something a little more horrendous than there was the day before. Trump’s oddly-worded executive order regarding his policy of kidnapping children at the border and holding them hostage only shows that his policy will never change. Trump is cruel and vindictive; those in his administration are sycophants, just as uncaring as their boss. Something Americans have never witnessed this kind of behavior before in a president and administration. I sorely miss President Obama, Mrs. Obama, Vice President Biden and Mrs. Biden. They all truly cared about this country and about all people, here and around the world.

  2. 3 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Little steps toward justice

  3. 4 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    • 5 0388jojothecat
      June 21, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      Cowardly Congress wouldn’t do it. States have been waiting Congress to fix the law since the 1990’s. All those brick and mortar stores that went out of business because of the internet companies not having a physical presence, not having to charge sales tax, etc., I guess now people will go back to buying from states with NO sales tax like Oregon.

  4. 6 JER
    June 21, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    • 7 carla4obama
      June 21, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      Well Trump has now been on the cover of Time for the past 3 weeks straight. He is loving this attention.

      • 8 0388jojothecat
        June 21, 2018 at 1:09 pm

        None of the 3 covers will appear on any wall in his office, golf club, or home……

  5. 10 JER
    June 21, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Immigrant First Lady (iFLOTUS) is now visiting Texas immigration facility.

    • 11 Judith Fardig
      June 21, 2018 at 12:32 pm

      They are desperate to clean up the optics. Surprised she was willing to be used in this fashion.

    • 12 desertflower
      June 21, 2018 at 12:32 pm

      She should have done it way sooner and not been SHAMED into this. Sorry. Too little for me

    • June 21, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Is this for real? Oh Melania gurl, you are not ready for this. They will give her the most sanitized version humanly possible.

      • June 21, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    • June 21, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      Will she have access to the children? If so, why not our *elected* representatives who attempted to gain entrance earlier in the week?

      What will her visit accomplish besides PR/photo op?

    • 18 Beaglemom
      June 21, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      She boarded the plane wearing a jacket emblazoned on the back with “I don’t really care do u.” How dare she!

  6. 19 Judith Fardig
    June 21, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    tRump is saying STFU you little pest. I may let you stay with your parents, but now I will detain your whole family.


  7. 20 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    This means, What? What about the others that are here and separated?

  8. 21 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Shelter representative hosting Melania Trump in TX responds to her question about how long children stay in the shelter: “Around 45 days.”

    She smiles, nods, and says “Okay.”

    No, it’s not okay. But if you see it as such an okay summer camp, why not leave your kids and stepgrandkids there for the summer? It would give you a good rest before school starts, Mother.

  9. June 21, 2018 at 12:38 pm

  10. 23 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Our friends abroad are getting ready to host trump.

  11. June 21, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    “This story about how Southwest Key, which runs the converted Walmart facility in Brownsville, hired a case manager *who had previously been fired by Border Patrol following an arrest for possession of child pornography* to work with children.”
    -Remember the guy found guilty, guilty, guilty of sexually molesting hundreds of OLYMPIC trained GYMNASTS?
    -Remember how the country realized this can happen to women, girls, boys, in any sport (even ballet) because they’re training on their own?
    America – stop looking the other way.
    Why would you trust ICE? Why?

  12. 25 carla4obama
    June 21, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Please.. if you haven’t seen this moving documentary on the teachings of Mr. Rogers, how we must take care and listen to children…. do so.
    “Love is at the root of everything.” Mr. Rogers

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  15. June 21, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    UGH, I’m in NO mood to suffer these disgusting fools.

    • June 21, 2018 at 1:58 pm

  16. June 21, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Some thoughts on Trump detaining babies, toddlers, children of all ages – even though he said “he hates to see it happen”.
    Jailing and isolating babies to fend for themselves is an INDICATION, insight and THREAT to all of us how low he will go.
    No one is safe is the message. The message is also about a “New America so get used to it”. As well as a psychological message to us.
    There is no bottom to Trump’s evil apparently if you can jail a leave a little baby sitting in a cage, as you wait for him/her to just give in.
    AND WE ALLOW HIM TO DO IT: Message to baby and all of you c/o Trump: No one is coming to save you.

  17. June 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Answer …..

    And Ms Trump’s propaganda photo op is yet another attempt to distract from the expanding evil perpetrated by her husband ….

  18. June 21, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    This guy Miller in the Times cover above described as a Waffen-SS NAZI.
    About Trump’s right hand man: An outside advisor to the White House said Stephen Miller “actually enjoys seeing those pictures of the border. He’s a twisted guy, the way he was raised and picked on. There’s always been a way he’s gone about this. He’s a WAFFEN-SS”.

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  20. June 21, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    • 38 jacquelineoboomer
      June 21, 2018 at 1:36 pm

      • June 21, 2018 at 1:46 pm

        Ah good. That is a ‘”tell”. Trump is pre-empting the glaringly obvious criminal charges coming at him for abducting
        children, separating them unlawfully, and then shipping them about the country into the arms of WHO KNOWS WHO.
        And LYING about No records.

    • 40 Sandy1110
      June 21, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      He is TRULY just like a child who will look at a mess he made and point to the kid next to him, saying “They did it!”

  21. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Michael Avenatti, Esq., King of the Road …

  22. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2018 at 1:35 pm

  23. June 21, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    OH MY!!!!

  24. 50 JER
    June 21, 2018 at 1:37 pm

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  26. June 21, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Gotta wake up from the Who is Fired – Who Will Live – Who Will Die never-ending reality/real life tv show.

  27. June 21, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    America stop pretending like you can trust their jailers.

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  29. June 21, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    • June 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      Hey Trump married an underwear model, is accused of multiple sexual offenses, including raping a 13 year-old for starters, pay offs to a porn star, pay offs to prostitutes, pee pee tape, bad press on Miss Universe relationships, grabbing p**ssies because he felt entitled, former wife accused him of rape who said he had Hitler’s ‘Mein Kamf’ always on the bedside table. So little children being drugged with multiple pills making them anxious, sleepy, paranoid and unable to fight back…leaving babies alone in jail cells…just a continuation of what is currently permitted to be known publicly. Hires a right hand described as Hitler WAFFEN-SS. Trump is a cruel predator with child,
      underage issues. Just the beginning.
      Is THAT all?

      • 58 Beaglemom
        June 21, 2018 at 5:45 pm

        I think what has been going on, at Trump’s insistence, with children being kidnapped at the border and held hostage for political gain, amounts to a “high crime” worthy of impeachment.

  30. June 21, 2018 at 2:34 pm

  31. 62 JER
    June 21, 2018 at 2:50 pm

  32. 63 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    tell it, Nancy Smash.

    Look at them. Clapping as defenseless children cry for their mothers, as Republicans propose plans to destroy Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and as they look for new ways to undermine the Special Counsel. This all happened today. https://t.co/Dk0REBxNcT
    — Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) June 20, 2018

    • 64 Beaglemom
      June 21, 2018 at 5:47 pm

      Busy, busy, busy. The GOP plans things very carefully. The country is still reeling over the border tragedy brought to us solely by Trump and his administration so it’s time to undo everything else. We cannot let them.

  33. 65 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    This is post that makes you go ‘Hmmmmm’

    Glen Tomkins 06.21.18 at 2:31 pm

    They may not be torturing babies just to play symbolic politics with their base. And I use “they” to make the point that it is not at all clear who, if anybody, is driving their immigration policy. Trump really seems to me to be demented. Of course this doesn’t mean we don’t have to worry. He may be too impaired to be the Hitler in what is unfolding, but he could serve as the Hindenburg. The very absence of a firm hand at the top enables some group of junior courtiers (led by Stephen Miller?) to run things using Trump as their front man.

    The real issue for their party and their movement is what to do about the 11 million. That’s the demographic tide that faces them with the prospect of losing FL, TX, AZ, NV, and more, and with that loss, everything. The Ds get the trifecta, forever, if just TX and FL flip. Everything else is gravy and overkill.

    One thing this latest baby-torturing ploy has done for the “they” we’re talking about here, is that it has committed their party to getting rid of the 11 million as its only viable alternative. No more flirting with the idea their “moderates” have of reaching some sort of deal with the Ds for a pathway to citizenship that will de-blacken the reputation of their party enough to make them competitive again with Hispanic voters. “They” burned that bridge. No more effective moderation on this issue within their party, well, not unless the moderates break with “them” clearly and decisively. That’s not going to happen. Such moderates will assimilate, get primaried or self-deport from Congress. The one thing they won’t do is even try to wrest control of the party back from “them”.

    • 66 Don
      June 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Yep this is very good, I was never a fan of the “moderate” politician be it Republican or Democrat. In my book you either back policies that will make it possible that voters will be able to afford health care and make a livable wage and be able to send their kids to college or you don’t, its that simple for me.

  34. June 21, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Yes underneath all the evil twistedness and cruelty is always Stopping The Vote at all costs.
    Trump plan is to get rid of non-white Immigration altogether.

  35. June 21, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Trump’s Running a Migrant Child GITMO as kids as young as 14 are being Tortured:
    AP today: “Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.”
    Power over corrupts.

  36. 70 Nena20409
    June 21, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Hello TODbots.
    Tone Deaf must be insanity.
    No matter what the cynicism or the motive, these words spell Middle Finger to those children being held in captivity.

  37. 78 Nena20409
    June 21, 2018 at 3:59 pm

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  39. June 21, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    It is totally real ….

    … totally ….

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  43. June 21, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    When the dictionary comes for you:

  44. 90 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    what kind of nation are we?

  45. 91 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    These are the kinds of people I WANT here! Not the ones that think these people DON’T belong here….I would gladly take the immigrant over the ignorant

    • 92 Beaglemom
      June 21, 2018 at 5:52 pm

      How will we ever overcome the disaster that is Trump and his administration? God save us all.

      • 93 vcprezofan2
        June 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm

        That, that question right there is what has been bothering me for months now! I know there is a general comment out there somewhere, that things have to get worse before they get better, but I honestly can’t imagine any worse than where we are at right now. I’m thinking the next US leader will not be able to wipe out The Idiot’s actions as indiscriminately as he’s been wiping out everything good, so therefore it will take *forever* to gradually reinstate reasonable policies and norms. This is soooooo painful to witness, so very shattering to my previous view of the US. If this can happen there, ……..

  46. 94 Nena20409
    June 21, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    • June 21, 2018 at 6:17 pm

      Just imagine what Fox and the right wing media would be saying if Michelle Obama wore a jacket like that. We do not have to imagine, we know what they would be saying.

  47. 96 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    It’s all connected. The trump/Russia, the immigrants, the w/d from human rights, the inciting racial tensions, the diss of our allies and the embracing of our adversaries….all connected. He should be removed for keeping us less safe, not caring about the ENTIRE US, getting rich off his job, etc….and using our military for this rather than keeping us safe. They are not equipped to do this, nor should they have to.

  48. 97 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    • 98 0388jojothecat
      June 21, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      MSM – You Just Don’t Get IT! How More Plain Can She Say How She Feels? About the whole F’ing Thing!

  49. 99 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm


  50. 101 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Cracks me up every time:) If only.

    • 102 desertflower
      June 21, 2018 at 6:24 pm

  51. 104 Nena20409
    June 21, 2018 at 6:13 pm

  52. 105 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Talking to other inmates offering them things in return for passing messages, maybe? Freaking louse.

  53. 106 Nena20409
    June 21, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    The love of a parent, doing the very best he/she can.
    What a moving story.

  54. 107 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Okey Dokey!

  55. 108 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 6:20 pm


  56. 110 Nerdy Wonka
    June 21, 2018 at 6:21 pm

  57. 111 Nena20409
    June 21, 2018 at 6:23 pm

  58. 112 Nena20409
    June 21, 2018 at 6:29 pm

  59. 114 Nena20409
    June 21, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    • 116 0388jojothecat
      June 21, 2018 at 6:51 pm

      Did he ever wear that suit again? It was a very good look on him. I guess that’s why the RWNJs hated it. They only know 2 colors grey and blue.

  60. 117 Nena20409
    June 21, 2018 at 6:44 pm

  61. 118 No Child Left Behind
    June 21, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I missed my President Obama, a president that brought calm and reassurance to me, to the nation, and to the world.

    Now, for the first time, I am thinking about seeing a shrink to help me go through the day. Every day.

  62. June 21, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    This is very, very important for everyone to understand and fully grasp. THIS is what we’re dealing with.

    • June 21, 2018 at 7:27 pm

  63. 123 Nena20409
    June 21, 2018 at 6:59 pm

  64. 124 Nena20409
    June 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

  65. 125 JER
    June 21, 2018 at 7:01 pm

  66. 126 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2018 at 7:18 pm

  67. June 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    For Trump and his enablers…brown immigrants are not really people…they are less than so their children are less than …and frankly he and his enablers could care less what happens to them..Where does the majority of America Stand

    • 130 desertflower
      June 21, 2018 at 7:34 pm

      The majority of America doesn’t believe that immigrants are not really people. I have to believe that or I’d just never even get out of bed. We are different and wonderful and diverse and that’s just the way we (the majority of us) like it to be:) The loud mouth crazy shits get the attention….even though they are fewer in number

      • June 21, 2018 at 8:01 pm

        i am hopeful that is so…i hope that we will not have to fight another Civil War…Malcolm Nance has said that if we do not win in November…we may not get another chance….i hope that our last chance to save our democracy was not in 2016

  68. 132 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    As it should be

  69. 133 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Charles Krauthammer has died

  70. 134 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Jesus wept.

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  72. 138 JER
    June 21, 2018 at 7:57 pm

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  76. June 21, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    OMG, I just can’t bear any of this.

  77. June 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    So Trump is working behind the scenes with his fellow European hatemongers to get rid of Merkel. What could go wrong?

  78. 150 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2018 at 8:56 pm

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