Truth Is Truth Is Truth

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  1. June 25, 2018 at 11:03 am

  2. 2 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Gee, sure hope old Charles is correct. h/t BJ


    This Nation Is Beginning to Realize the Full Extent of What It Did to Itself in November 2016
    The country’s head is clearing. The spell of the reality show presidency* is wearing off.

    … Up until now, all of the #Resistance has contained a barely acknowledged undercurrent of futility. It was not that the opposition was empty. It was that it generally broke like a wave on a seawall when it collided with the immutable fact that the president*’s party controlled every lever of political power at the federal level, as well as a great number of them out in the states, too.

    The week just passed has changed the calculations. The images from the border, and the White House’s fatheaded trolling of the situation, seems to have shaken up everyone in Washington to the point at which alliances are more fluid than they have been since January of 2017. There seems little doubt that the Republicans in the House of Representatives are riven with ideological chaos, struck numb by the basic conundrum of modern conservatism: When your whole political identity is defined by the proposition that government is not the solution, but, rather, the problem, you don’t know how to operate it when fortune and gerrymandering hand you the wheel…

    You can feel the difference in the air. The members of the governing party, uneasy about the prospects for this year’s midterms anyway, are fairly trembling at the moment, seeing in their mind’s eyes a hundred 30-second spots of weeping toddlers behind chain-link walls. The president* has gone completely incoherent, standing firm until he doesn’t, looking for help in the Congress that he’ll never get, and reversing himself so swiftly on his one signature issue that he’s probably screwed himself up to the ankles in the floor of the Oval Office. By Friday afternoon, he was back on the electric Twitter machine, yapping about the Democrats and “their phony stories of sadness and grief.” And a hundred Republican candidates dive back behind the couch.

    The country’s head is clearing. The country’s vision is coming back into focus and it can see for the first time the length and breadth of the damage it has done to itself. The country is hearing the voices that the cacophony of fear and anger had drowned out for almost three years. The spell, such as it was, and in most places, may be wearing off at last. The hallucinatory effect of a reality-show presidency* is dispersing like a foul, smoky mist over a muddy battlefield.

  3. 3 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 11:15 am


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Texas Republicans by reviving electoral districts drawn by the state legislature that had been thrown out by a lower court for diluting the influence of black and Hispanic voters.

    In a 5-4 ruling, the conservative-majority court largely accepted the state’s argument that the Republican-led Texas legislature acted in good faith when it adopted new electoral maps in 2013 for state legislative and U.S. congressional seats. Republican President Donald Trump’s administration had backed Texas in the case. The court did rule, however, that one of the state legislature districts was unlawful.

  4. 8 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 11:31 am

  5. 9 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Yes:) Travel to Mexico for healthcare/dental happens ALL THE TIME

  6. 10 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 11:37 am

  7. 11 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 11:40 am

    DId I miss this earlier? Just close your eyes and listen to intellect and compassion and hope, speak.

  8. June 25, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Oh, here we go.

    • 13 desertflower
      June 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      • 14 0388jojothecat
        June 25, 2018 at 2:21 pm

        Mueller KNOWS what to look for…..if it’s missing Prince will have to get it or he will be indicted for obstruction of justice, I’ll take it.

  9. June 25, 2018 at 11:45 am

  10. 17 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 11:46 am

    This is the REAL American way.

  11. 19 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 12:02 pm

  12. 20 JER
    June 25, 2018 at 12:05 pm

  13. June 25, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Netflix producing more diverse programming.

  14. 24 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 12:09 pm

  15. 25 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Lessons to heed and share

  16. 27 JER
    June 25, 2018 at 12:13 pm

  17. 28 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 12:17 pm

  18. 29 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Which is exactly why they do their anti democratic evils out in the open now. They feel untouchable.

    • 30 purpleshoesla
      June 25, 2018 at 1:02 pm

      Yep and just in time for the November elections to try and ensure continued Repugnant control in Texas. What a coincidence.. But her emails and both parties are the same! We’re going to need a Blue Tsunami at defcon level 10.

  19. June 25, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Pete is at his wit’s end.

    • 32 jacquelineoboomer
      June 25, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    • 33 jacquelineoboomer
      June 25, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      I love the google.

      • June 25, 2018 at 1:43 pm

        Trying to put Red Hen out of business. What a gross, ugly, ethic-less, unclean man the Dictraitor is.

        • 35 jacquelineoboomer
          June 25, 2018 at 2:31 pm

          Yep. Walter Schaub, the former WH ethics chief who left in disgust, also called out Sarah for using her GOVERNMENT account to put down a private enterprise. As did trump today. So typical.

      • 36 0388jojothecat
        June 25, 2018 at 1:57 pm

        People who live in glass houses should not throw stones…….Mara-La-Go and many of the restaurants associated with the Orange Satan have multiple health & food safety violations.

  20. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    • June 25, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      “We’ve got to get to a point in our country that we can all talk to each other.” (Mitchell)
      Not if Bannon-Putin-KOCH-Trump have anything to do with it. Dictators, psychopaths, abusers always isolate you however they can.

  21. 40 rikyrah
    June 25, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    🚨Notice that a current event topic is “hot” in the media until it appears the public is questioning the system and engaging in mass civil disobedience. Then the topic is diffused & pushed to the side by shifting focus to the “culture war”. Happens repeatedly

    — Bree Newsome (@BreeNewsome) June 25, 2018

  22. June 25, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Like our children now ILLEGALLY incarcerated by Trump + Miller Waffen-SS Gestapo:
    Burmese prisoners were forced to sleep on concrete until 1999 when the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) became involved. When will the Criminal-In-Chief be stopped? When he lines the children up and SHOOTS them?

  23. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    • 43 jacquelineoboomer
      June 25, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      While I’m a little bit leaning toward Rep. Waters’ side of this issue and cheer her when I first hear her, mostly because of the sum total of what we’re dealing with ~ I’m striving to listen to my better angels. It’s a daily struggle. But I’ve lived my life as a liberal, where everybody gets a voice, and I’ve tried to be “nice to others,” so I’m also listening to Speaker-for-Life Pelosi. Perhaps most of us are striving for what she espouses here, so “they” don’t make us like “them.” We must fight back, but we don’t have to take on trump’s personal lack of human attributes to do it. Not that Maxine is doing that, because nobody could get anywhere close to trump at it. Being lost in himself and empty inside is his basic nature, and he needs to be gone.

      It’s a daily struggle.

  24. 46 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Shout this from the rooftops.

    • June 25, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      Gorsuch wants to change the 4th Amendment “in a terrific way”. (This is a tell.). Needs two thirds majority – not happening. However,
      IMO his goal is to DISCREDIT Search and Seizure before the Trump roundups start.

  25. 48 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 2:09 pm

  26. 49 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    But somehow the Dems are responsible….EVERY Red Hen Restaurant is getting this treatment! Even one in CT! No relation to any of them, but these trump followers are trying to tarnish their good names and put them ALL out of business!

  27. 52 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 2:28 pm

  28. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2018 at 2:38 pm


    Okay, Lawrence has the cog. I’m leaving it to him while I zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  29. 54 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 2:40 pm

  30. June 25, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Yeh the world is a playground for the wealthy. Russian sleepers to help Putin-Trump-Koch takeover of America is all we need.
    Get Him Out.

  31. 61 Don
    June 25, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    It seems that Mueller has in his possession Erick Prince’s phone and computer. As my grandmother used to say “Mueller is going to get the butter from the duck.”

  32. June 25, 2018 at 4:15 pm

  33. 63 JER
    June 25, 2018 at 4:23 pm

  34. 64 JER
    June 25, 2018 at 4:25 pm

  35. 65 JER
    June 25, 2018 at 4:30 pm

  36. June 25, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Coming at us thick and fast:
    Sanders says you can’t use your first amendment rights to confront Trump officials…while Trump has issued Ms. Waters with a veiled threat.
    -NOAA-NASA has pivoted away from climate change at the behest of Herr Trump, coinciding with the gutting of 3 EPA advisory committees.
    -Trumpspeak: NOAA research been Trump-shifted from climate change to “empowering the economy and national security”.
    -SCOTUS backs NC gerrymandered map. SCOTUS upholds gerrymandered Texas maps.
    -Special counsel seizes phones and computer of Trump associate in Seychelles.
    -LYING child-killing Dicktraitor says the child jail photos are from PBO’s term.

  37. 67 Nena20409
    June 25, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Hello TODbots.

  38. 68 Nena20409
    June 25, 2018 at 6:09 pm

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  40. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2018 at 6:29 pm

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  42. June 25, 2018 at 6:43 pm

  43. 75 JER
    June 25, 2018 at 6:47 pm

  44. June 25, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    About the Guatemalan women who was thrown in jail: The judge falsely ruled this as “abandonment” so that she lost her son to adoptive parents:
    Any excuse to denigrate people of color and imply that the real Mom was not good enough. How the Mom must feel to lose her precious son this way. How will she recover from this atrocity? IMO here’s the strategy:
    –Whites produce an adopted child of color who votes Republican who then influences the non-white vote in their community.
    –Isn’t it always about the GOP vote?

  45. June 25, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    BRITONS HAD DARK SKIN – PRIOR to 7,000 to 9,000 years ago
    New findings per 2018. An archaeologist will tell you that WHITE SKIN is a funny little genetic mutation that spread because Europe conquered a lot of the world. Not complicated.
    See: “England’s Cheddar Man Had Dark Skin”.

  46. 78 pkayden
    June 25, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    • 79 0388jojothecat
      June 26, 2018 at 1:31 am

      I knew that was coming. If that restaurant gets vandalized I wonder if the WP will ask that white people to be more civil? No, I don’t think so. Can you imagine if PBO told the AA to riot in the streets after Trayvon Martin? PBO was told he was dividing the country by saying TM could be his son or him at that age. The media had a fucking cow!

  47. June 25, 2018 at 7:41 pm

  48. 82 desertflower
    June 25, 2018 at 7:47 pm

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  52. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    • 87 0388jojothecat
      June 25, 2018 at 11:51 pm

      Yep, as long as minorities are left out, some folks feel they are not getting the full pie.

  53. June 25, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Just because bombs aren’t exploding and soldiers aren’t landing (yet) on the beaches of FL, NY, CA, WA …. doesn’t mean that we are not deeply engaged in perhaps the biggest war in US history.

    The ‘axis’ of our enemies includes not only Putin & the Chinese, but all their allies in the White House, US Congress, Governor’s mansions and State Houses throughout the land ….

    Who’s going to write that chapter – and the one that follows – in American history?

    We better have answered those questions correctly the on Election Day, Nov 2018 or you really won’t enjoy the alternative answers.

  54. June 25, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Now at 49 % female ….

  55. June 25, 2018 at 8:40 pm

  56. 91 Gazelle
    June 25, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Auntie Maxine on Chris Hayes! Don’t have clip, but I know someone here at TOD will post it way before dawn! 😂 She reminds me of all my relentless aunties. All the fighters. Bless! ❤

  57. 92 Gazelle
    June 25, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Someone posted about Maryland DMV not forwarding 19K voter registrations. This is why it’s crucial for all voters to check their status beforehand. In MD, you will still be able to vote via provisional ballot, which will be counted. At least that’s the word am hearing. Go vote!

  58. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    There are two people I personally (you may have others in mind) do not want to be asked to “speak up” at present: Pope Francis and President Obama. They are “a crutch” for the rest of us and thinking they are the only ones with voices is simply taking advantage of them, while we sit idly by. History tells us we cannot sit idly by. Both have been speaking from their vantage points, and only THEY know when to get louder.

    • 94 COS
      June 25, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      My thoughts exactly Jacqueline. The attention need to stay on this monstrous administration.

    • 95 0388jojothecat
      June 25, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      PBO spoke about the growing incivility yet the media focused on click bait, tan suits, and any stupid crisis it could whip up when there was NONE for 8 years…..NOW they want PBO to speak up because of the MONSTER the MEDIA created. Go F’ ur self media.

    • 97 Cha
      June 26, 2018 at 1:23 am

      Yes! And, if President Obama spoke out now about “civility” it would be calling out the Fraud
      on his Vicious LIES. Would that meet with Erick Erickson’s approval? Don’t care.

      Mahalo, JOBoomer!

  59. June 25, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    The sickness required to do this.

  60. 101 Gazelle
    June 25, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    It’s hard for me to even believe that this atrocity of jailing asylum seekers & separating then jailing their babies all across the country only began in April after Sessions gleefully stated that “zero tolerance” BS. I bet this shit started back in 2017. Which means there are a whole lot more missing babies. We The People really need to demand those answers from these deplorables. Vote!

    • 102 0388jojothecat
      June 25, 2018 at 11:55 pm

      It started last July or August because one of the mothers sued who was separated from her child and just got him back. They did a small pilot program last year then went full board in March or April of this year when the Kebbler Elf did that zero tolerance and rant about it being of “GOD”. Monsters all of them.

      • 103 Gazelle
        June 26, 2018 at 12:12 am

        See, these bastards had this plan from jump, Jan 2017. Jaysus, with all abuses, where are these babies, children? When did US get into kidnapping and/or child trafficking? Calling it as it is. Who are we? Surely not!

  61. 104 Gazelle
    June 25, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Watching Lawrence, & Prof Goolsbee said (totally paraphrasing) iQ45’s trade war is like cutting off your feet to lose weight! 😂😂 I had to crack up!

  62. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    June 26, 2018 at 12:09 am

  63. 107 Gazelle
    June 26, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Quite a few posts ago, it seems like a lifetime but probably last year, I mentioned Idi Amin & how his insidiouness pervaded the very core of the people. Step by step he & his ilk eroded the consciousness of all. Those who fought ended up in graves. Those who remained became shadows of their former selves. Fear is invasive, wrecks all in it’s path. The question of our times, our today is do you really want an Idi Amin or Hitler wannabe? Is your fear of the “other” so farfetched, beyond the reality of humanity? Are you in such fear of your own imagined, stoked fears, that you’re willing to support a potential Idi Amin, a Hitler, a Mussolini? That only ends in massacre of all the ones you love. You lose all.

  64. June 26, 2018 at 8:09 am

  65. 111 Dudette
    June 26, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Gooooood Morning Family, Friends, Neighbors, Patriots! It’s Primary Day!
    Time to do the damn thing! VOTE! Remind everyone you know to VOTE!


  66. 118 Dudette
    June 26, 2018 at 8:55 am

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      June 26, 2018 at 8:56 am

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    June 26, 2018 at 8:57 am

  68. 121 Dudette
    June 26, 2018 at 9:06 am

  69. June 26, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Stacey Abrams is on the podcast…..she is the real deal…i hope she wins..

  70. 123 Dudette
    June 26, 2018 at 9:08 am

  71. 124 Dudette
    June 26, 2018 at 9:09 am

    • 125 desertflower
      June 26, 2018 at 10:56 am

      Which is exactly why they are all so “helpful” trying to put the screws to the investigations into trump/Russia. They are all filthy dirty.

  72. 127 Dudette
    June 26, 2018 at 9:10 am

  73. 131 Dudette
    June 26, 2018 at 9:11 am

  74. 132 Dudette
    June 26, 2018 at 9:12 am

  75. 133 Dudette
    June 26, 2018 at 9:17 am

  76. 134 rikyrah
    June 26, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Josh Marshall

    When it comes to protests, mean words, civil disobedience, boycotts, public shunning, we may disagree when one or other is wise or called for. But these are entirely legitimate tools of political action, civic action. Many calls for civility are simply calls for unilateral disarmament from those protesting injustices and abuses of power.
    One might further note that it is simply too comical to be lectured about social decorum by a party whose members shouted “You lie” at a President during a State of the Union address and made Donald Trump their party leader. But even that is really beside the point. What does matter is where we draw the lines of what’s legitimate and what’s not. Most of the civility talk isn’t about any real red line, any boundary that is critical to the kind of free society we want to preserve and build. It’s more a wet blanket meant to tsk tsk legitimate protest and legitimate resistance to corrupt government, misrule and injustice.

  77. 135 Dudette
    June 26, 2018 at 9:18 am

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    June 26, 2018 at 9:20 am

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    June 26, 2018 at 9:22 am

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    June 26, 2018 at 9:25 am

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    June 26, 2018 at 9:33 am

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    June 26, 2018 at 9:34 am

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    June 26, 2018 at 9:36 am

  84. 144 JER
    June 26, 2018 at 10:08 am

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    June 26, 2018 at 10:29 am

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    June 26, 2018 at 10:30 am

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    June 26, 2018 at 10:33 am

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    June 26, 2018 at 10:36 am

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    June 26, 2018 at 10:37 am

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    June 26, 2018 at 10:40 am

  91. 151 jacquelineoboomer
    June 26, 2018 at 10:47 am


    “A Democrat has to be an optimist or you wouldn’t still be a Democrat.”

  92. 152 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 11:22 am

  93. 154 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Fucker. I hope he rots.

  94. 155 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 11:26 am

  95. June 26, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Schumer and Pelosi gave room to Ryan to try and censure Maxine Waters….

    What can Ryan do…can he call her up on ethics violations….

    • 157 Jewelz
      June 26, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      Schumer and Pelosi should’ve shut their mouth. They are nowhere to be seen when Trump lies or disrespects democrats, but they wasted no time going after a democratic colleague. And they wonder why they keep losing elections they are supposed to win. They better grow some balls and stop acting so timid.

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