134 Responses to “Numbers”

  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    July 6, 2018 at 8:51 pm


  2. 5 jacquelineoboomer
    July 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm

  3. 7 jacquelineoboomer
    July 6, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    The Statue of Liberty superstar climber, Therese Patricia Okoumou, is going to be on MSNBC this hour … Joy Reid is hosting.

  4. 8 magapie
    July 6, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    The Great Obama Recovery continues to push against the damage and idiocy of prez clownstick.

  5. July 6, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Sen. Mazie Hirono Just Leveled A Damning Indictment Against Trump:
    She said “after being on a conference call with the Trump administration that it was clear that Trump doesn’t care about reuniting separated children with their families.” (politicus.usa)

    • July 6, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      There have been several senators and reps who were on this call and they are tweeting their outrage. It’s just sickening.

  6. July 6, 2018 at 9:57 pm


    • 12 jacquelineoboomer
      July 6, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      I would do that, if I could. There are gazillions of people who’d jump in their cars and do this, or get two plane tickets and ride with. The entire country – at least those who still feel empathy in this era of trump – is sleepless over the situation these sweet and innocent children are in … and feel the pain with their mothers and fathers.

      • 13 sherijr
        July 6, 2018 at 10:17 pm

        Yep, I like the connection made about the underground railroad, apropos & I too would take part in this- whatever is necessary to reunite all of these families.

      • 15 Judith Fardig
        July 6, 2018 at 10:20 pm

        Kudos to these folks helping reunite families.

      • July 6, 2018 at 10:23 pm

        It’s so incredibly moving to see the outpouring of compassion from the adults, yes, but also on the part of the children who this poor women just wanted to hug. I would do what I could for them, too.

    • 17 nathkatun7
      July 6, 2018 at 11:26 pm

      Thank you so much, Meta, for sharing this heartworming story. I am so proud of all the people who helped the mother reunite with her her children. They let the world to know that a great many of Americans have not lost their humanity and their decency. There are many of us who are totally disgusted with the cruelty and inhumanity of Donald Trump and his sycophants towards these suffering immigrants and their children.

  7. 18 0388jojothecat
    July 6, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    The people whose children were kidnapped from the US Government should sue and get money so they can relocate to any country that would accept them. $1million per child, it can’t replace the time lost or damage done, but they will have money to get treatment and live in peace.

  8. 23 JER
    July 6, 2018 at 10:23 pm

  9. 27 Judith Fardig
    July 6, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Can’t wait for Pete’s Shade book. Bought Dan Pheiffer’s book at the airport, Yes We (Still) Can for the ride home. He gave a book talk here in Portland at Powell’s while I was in Philly.

    • 28 deserflower
      July 6, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      Part of the proceeds go to NARAL.. I’m thinking about getting a copy just for that reason

  10. July 6, 2018 at 10:27 pm

  11. 34 jacquelineoboomer
    July 6, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea. Hoping tomorrow is a better day for at least some the immigrant children and their parents, as we await reunification of all of them, eventually. God bless America – we need it.

  12. 36 jacquelineoboomer
    July 6, 2018 at 11:45 pm

  13. 37 carolyn
    July 7, 2018 at 8:39 am

    I’m thinking it would be an idea for CNN and MSNBC to run a perpetual tape of President Obama’s 2011 trip to London…..his ride to Westminster and the thousands lining the street, and then his magnificent speech inside Westminster Hall to Parliament and the Diplomatic Corps and other invited guests. The remarks of the Speaker of the House of Commons were true and beautiful also. His introduction was absolutely beautiful. . Then, ignore rump’s trip entirely. MSNBC followed that trip from beginning to end, and I watched it, mesmerized. People never gave that speech the weight and attention it deserved. It reset international relations.

  14. July 7, 2018 at 9:19 am

    President Obama in Spain is EVERYTHING!!!!

  15. July 7, 2018 at 9:26 am

    • 41 desertflower
      July 7, 2018 at 9:48 am

      Must have been that signed copy of Rocket Man. This fucking guy is a walking disaster. He’s going to get us all killed because he wants to be loved by the wrong damn people!

    • 42 GGAIL
      July 7, 2018 at 9:55 am

      North Korea play trump & his minions like fools and they bought it. They get just what they deserve. Complete humiliation at the hands of NKorea.

      • 43 Sandy1110
        July 7, 2018 at 2:26 pm

        And in turn, Trump makes fools of the people who trust, enable, and defend him.

        As Rick Wilson has famously titled his book “Everything Trump Touches Dies”.

        The longer people stay in his corner, the more craven and ridiculous – and sometimes criminal – they look.

  16. 44 desertflower
    July 7, 2018 at 9:52 am

    It used to be, and hopefully will again.

    • 45 Beaglemom
      July 7, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Obviously the twenty-first century GOP does not agree with George Washington.

    • 46 CEB
      July 8, 2018 at 6:53 am

      He said this while holding dozens as slaves. The double-sided moral nature of this country has been with us since its inception. No minority ever bought into the idea of the US as the compassionate land of equality and are not surprised by the current state of affairs. Until the US deals with the after effects of its original sins of genocide, slavery, exploitation and greed, we will continue to have social and political implosions that will keeps us from being truly great. We need to clean up our own house.

  17. 48 desertflower
    July 7, 2018 at 10:01 am


    • July 7, 2018 at 10:22 am

  18. 50 desertflower
    July 7, 2018 at 10:03 am

    This is where we are. This is the fraud not keeping us safe.

    • July 7, 2018 at 11:58 am

      “It’s the SUBORDINATES fighting against our friendship”. WOW. Who would that be?
      Anyone ‘below’ Putin and his co-conspirator Trump.

      • 52 Sandy1110
        July 7, 2018 at 6:51 pm

        Putin is KGB/FSB. He couldn’t have an easier, weaker mark to manipulate and control than this malignant narcissist.

  19. July 7, 2018 at 10:08 am

    • July 7, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      ALL human babies and mammals need constant attention, instant feedback response to create intelligence, safe physical contact and nurturing, encouragement to move around, tons of intellectual stimuli as their brains grow at the fastest rate it ever will. Not this one.
      -may the angels protect this child.

    • 55 jacquelineoboomer
      July 7, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      I totally believe some of the children were “lost” forever, too. The awful trump is the biggest human trafficker hiding in plain sight in America.

  20. 56 desertflower
    July 7, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Bingo. And they are STILL being played.

    • 57 desertflower
      July 7, 2018 at 10:45 am

      • 58 Jey
        July 7, 2018 at 3:51 pm

        I wish this would viral.

      • 59 GGAIL
        July 7, 2018 at 5:50 pm

        Just what I said.

        • 60 GGAIL
          July 7, 2018 at 5:50 pm

          They got played

          • 61 nathkatun7
            July 7, 2018 at 11:48 pm

            Yes, indeed, GGAIL! Trump and his team “got played.” You really have to give credit to Kim Jung-Un and his team. They definitely took advantage of Trump’s weaknesses: his obsession with appearances and his desire to be loved and approved by dictators. Only an idiot would believe that North Korea would easily give up its nukes. They know that it’s their nukes that made it possible for them to be at the table with the World’s #1 super power.

            • 62 GGAIL
              July 8, 2018 at 11:12 am

              “Only an idiot”
              May I present to you DJ Trump. The ultimate idiot.

              Yes nath, you spoke the truth!

    • 63 Beaglemom
      July 7, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      Trump and his fellow evildoers in the Republican Party do not have a clue what diplomacy and foreign policy are all about. Just think how hard both Hillary Clinton and John Kerry worked as secretaries of state for President Obama. They literally spent thousand of hours traveling around the world in order to create a more peaceable and a safer place for all of us to live. And this is what their successors have done! Chaos in less than two years! If there is a Republican alive who has any kind of a conscience, he or she should be so ashamed and so angry that they will shout it out from the rooftops until the media listens. But, I don’t think any Republicans have the kind of conscience or love of country or basic human values to do anything.

  21. 64 desertflower
    July 7, 2018 at 10:18 am

    A declining democracy. WAKE UP, AMERICA OR IT WILL BE GONE!!


    Experts lowered their estimates of democracy in the United States because they began to be skeptical that the U.S. Congress will rein in executive overreach. Similarly, experts lost faith that the opposition party can contribute to overseeing, investigating or otherwise checking the majority party. The U.S. executive branch was assessed as showing less respect for the Constitution and compliance with the judiciary, two indicators that the judicial branch can restrain the executive.
    For all four indicators, the score for the United States declined. The downward trend in the United States is much worse than in other countries. In terms of government compliance with decisions of the Supreme Court, the United States used to rank among the top countries of the world — but has now declined to No. 48.

  22. July 7, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Rev Barber speaks Truth to Power!

  23. 67 desertflower
    July 7, 2018 at 10:51 am

  24. July 7, 2018 at 11:39 am

    i like this idea…more Reps should try this

    • 69 sjterrid
      July 7, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      I love the idea of this. When Senator Booker was running for the special election in 2013 he did a run in Cherry Hill, Nj which ended at a Cherry hill water Ice store that I went to. Only I walked.

  25. 70 desertflower
    July 7, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Because he’s going to make fossil fuels great again!! USA!USA!USA!

    • July 7, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      Cheers from his brainless Putin goons when Trump said “You know, you bomb a pipeline, that’s the end of the pipeline. With coal, that stuff is indestructible.” Meanwhile nearly two-thirds of U.S. coal producing states lost coal mining jobs in 2017.

  26. 72 desertflower
    July 7, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I just can’t with these sob’s anymore. I can’t.

    • 73 Don
      July 7, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      What a timely thing to happen, on Thursday my wife and I took my son to the dentist. He’ll be getting braces, the cost without insurance would have been $5,500 versus $2,050 with insurance. Can you imagine those parents in Kentucky having to come out of pocket to the tune of $5000 plus in some cases? How do you cut off dental and vision insurance for the voters of your state?

      • 74 desertflower
        July 7, 2018 at 12:35 pm

        Hard lessons going to happen for these people. Hard, hard lessons. Heaven knows if they will connect the dots.

      • 75 Jey
        July 7, 2018 at 3:54 pm

        Hope these are Repubs reaping the seeds they have sowed.

      • 76 Sandy1110
        July 7, 2018 at 6:48 pm

        I think that either the GOP has gerrymandered some areas enough not to care about backlash, or they figure Fox News will keep spinning so their constituents stay misinformed.

        People who didn’t vote for Bevin better wake up and make sure they vote while they still can.

    • July 7, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      I can’t humanly process all the insane cruelty and sadism going on in this country right now, all perpetrated by REPUBLICANS.

  27. July 7, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Not random. Trump working with Putin: Trump plans to separate 200,000 MORE children from their parents.
    “Imagine if 273,000 American-born children are separated from parents whose TPS (Temporary Protected Status) is terminated.” (WaPo)
    Mr. Mueller don’t wait until Putin + traitors Trump, KOCH and GOP have completely destroyed America.

  28. July 7, 2018 at 1:09 pm

  29. July 7, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I hope this guy gets crushed like a gnat in a vice.

  30. 83 desertflower
    July 7, 2018 at 1:17 pm

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  32. July 7, 2018 at 2:28 pm

  33. July 7, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    thx meta, so agree with Kendzior:
    “The Kremlin’s push to elect Trump had the removal of sanctions as a key goal, and the motivation for the GOP Senators visit was the same — aiming at extending the mutually beneficial kleptocracy that the Trump team, the Kremlin, and its mobbed-up interlopers have consolidated.
    Their visit was in violation of US sanctions policy and their collaboration threatens US sovereignty. Remember that in addition to interfering in the election, Russia hacked the State Dept, DOD, DNC, RNC, nuclear plants, etc. Gutless, disloyal GOP Senators give all this a pass.
    Kremlin aggression has only grown since Trump has taken office, whether in Ukraine and Syria or in new attacks on the West, as in the UK.
    Trump was reluctant to sign sanctions and has no intention of enforcing them, even when Russia attacks allies. These Senators abet that too.
    We already see different actors who abetted Trump and the Kremlin become more blatant about their loyalty — which is NOT to the US or the public good. This will become more stark after Trump meets with Putin.
    Sale of US sovereignty may be marketed as a BOLD NEW PARTNERSHIP.”

  34. 93 JER
    July 7, 2018 at 3:41 pm

  35. 94 JER
    July 7, 2018 at 3:48 pm

  36. 95 Jey
    July 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    When will a few GOP’ers like Murkowski and Collins grow a heart … no to SC confirmation. Are there any American Patriots left in the Govt OfPutin?

  37. 96 JER
    July 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    King Felipe VI Of Spain And Barack Obama Visit Reina Sofia Museum

  38. July 7, 2018 at 5:23 pm

  39. July 7, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Do we have any these folks here….is this the reason why Manafort is in Solitary Confinement

  40. July 7, 2018 at 6:07 pm

  41. July 7, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    I am so glad that President Obama and his family have secret service protection

  42. 103 Betsy
    July 7, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    This is petty, but I am so glad Croatia beat Russia at the World Cup. (Thanks GGail for the info).

    • 104 idon
      July 7, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      Well I’m petty right along with you because I’m glad they beat Ptin’s Russia too.

    • 105 nathkatun7
      July 8, 2018 at 12:46 am

      You are not “petty” at all, in my book. I was cheering loudly for Croatia. Dictators, like Putin, use sports to push their political agendas. I am rooting for France to win the World Cup, but I also wouldn’t mind if Belgium, or Croatia, or England, ends up winning. May be I am petty, but I was so elated to see Russia defeated by a member of the European Union, which Russia hates so much.

      • 106 GGAIL
        July 8, 2018 at 11:21 am

        You’re very welcome Betsy 😘

        Yes nath, I was cheering so hard when Croatia beat Russia. It hurts Russia doubly that it was Croatia who knocked them out of the Quarter Finals.

  43. 107 JER
    July 7, 2018 at 8:01 pm

  44. July 7, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    • 109 magapie
      July 7, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      In my home it’s “clownstick” when we are in a relatively good mood. Most of the time it’s FUCKFACE. As an aside, it’s comical when f-face appears or can be heard on the TV. We all leap and dive for the remote to change it!

      • 110 jacquelineoboomer
        July 7, 2018 at 10:49 pm

        I leap and dive for my remote, too! Ha! Cannot listen to his voice or see that f***face!

  45. 111 jacquelineoboomer
    July 8, 2018 at 12:24 am

    This tweet and the replies to this tweet give me hope!

  46. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    July 8, 2018 at 12:32 am

  47. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    July 8, 2018 at 12:44 am

    And yet Republicans just paid Putin a house call.

  48. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    July 8, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea. Tonight, I will pray for the young Thai boys being rescued from the cave, and the immigrant children in our own country who are in our hearts and minds, and all little children on Planet Earth, including my own two young great grandsons! We’re all one big family, but some people are too dumb to realize that. And I’ll even pray for them … LAST.

  49. 115 JER
    July 8, 2018 at 9:16 am

    LIVE NOW: 2 boys rescued from Thai cave, efforts continue for others – http://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-07

  50. 119 JER
    July 8, 2018 at 9:40 am

    The King with ex-president of United States of America Barack Obama. https://twitter.com/SpainInTheUSA

  51. 121 Dudette
    July 8, 2018 at 9:47 am

  52. July 8, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Just in case you missed it, this is very good.

  53. 128 Dudette
    July 8, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Holy Smokes! This is incredible!

  54. 130 desertflower
    July 8, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Morning everyone. Let’s do this…

  55. 131 desertflower
    July 8, 2018 at 10:59 am

    If you just understand that EVERYTHING that he says is a lie, you’ll understand things much better

  56. 134 desertflower
    July 8, 2018 at 11:12 am

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