Mandela Day


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  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    July 19, 2018 at 8:37 am

  2. 2 No Child Left Behind
    July 19, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Good morning TODVILLE.

  3. 4 Jey
    July 19, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Tom Steyer ‘s next ad should be:
    Looking for an American Patriot. Republican senators, do the right thing. Cross the aisle and save your Republic!

    Or something like that.

  4. 5 sherijr
    July 19, 2018 at 8:58 am

    I want to pass this comment on to TOD, by @SarahKendzior – Obama peacefully and knowingly transferred power to Vladimir Putin. This was in response to this comment: feel like the only person in the know who was proper freaked out about this at the time, demonstrably and publicly, was Harry Reid. by Melissa McEwan @Shakestweetz earlier this morning.

    We all know this is a lie. President Obama warned this whole damn country repeatedly about what a Trump presidency would bring- don’t even forget his speech at the Dem convention… but he was gagged by McConnell for going any further. He served us with complete honor for 8 yrs- the fact folks didn’t take his word for how dire it was, is on them.

  5. 13 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 9:02 am

    thanks so much, NW.

  6. 14 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 9:02 am

    The background on Spy Girl’s Sugar Daddy:

    Adam L Silverman says:
    July 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Erickson’s got longstanding connections to Russian government officials and oligarchs/organized crime leaders (Torshin is one of the top leaders of the Russian mob). He’s also heavily connected on the GOP/movement conservative/christian conservative side. Including both the NRA and The Family/The Fellowship/C Street folks who run the national prayer breakfast, which is how Butina was able to get deep access to that stuff. He was a senior advisor to Romney’s campaign in 2012. He was a College Republican treasurer when he was in college. He’s involved with Marsha Blackburn’s campaign to replace Bob Corker in the Senate. He’s a major bridging node between the Russians and these groups, movements, and campaigns in the US. And he’s in a lot of trouble.

    • 15 0388jojothecat
      July 19, 2018 at 11:53 am

      I always wondered WHY RMoney said in the debate with PBO that our #1 Political Foe was Russia….what did he know?

      • 16 0388jojothecat
        July 19, 2018 at 11:55 am

        Was it because Putin could not turn RMoney to be his flunky so he would not help get RMoney elected? Did Putin plant that tape to bring down RMoney for a better useful idiot in 2016?

  7. 17 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 9:40 am

    BREAKING: @RepSwalwell and I just made a motion in House Intel Committee to subpoena the American interpreter during the summit — the only witness to Trump’s meeting with Putin. This is an extraordinary remedy, but Trump’s actions necessitate it.

    Republicans voted it down.

    — Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 19, 2018

  8. 19 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 9:40 am

    You ain’t lying.

    I feel like by Friday the intelligence community is going to be leaking “Jesus Christ America, do we have to draw you a map?”

    — Schooley (@Rschooley) July 19, 2018

  9. 20 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Uh huh 😒 😒

    Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) Tweeted:
    This isn’t hyperbole. Scheuer literally fantasizes here about “well-armed citizens who voted for Trump” murdering his critics, including the Obamas and “all of the mainstream media.” https://t.co/X1FzHi27zO https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/1019910953834549248?s=17

  10. 21 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 9:49 am

    BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) Tweeted:
    Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina spent years creating an irresistible persona to woo US conservatives.

    Here’s how she did it.
    https://t.co/n7dv9HJJ1U https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedNews/status/1019900658168631297?s=17

  11. 22 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) Tweeted:
    Russia attacked American elections to help REPUBLICANS.

    Intelligence officials are screaming that more attacks are imminent.

    Today, Republicans REFUSED TO FUND BASIC ELECTION SECURITY. https://t.co/D6x15BqSTM https://twitter.com/Mikel_Jollett/status/1019788355553280002?s=17

  12. 23 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 10:03 am

    By my count, Trump has questioned, doubted, or outright rejected the fact that Russia interfered in the 2016 election at least 13 times — 8 before taking ofc, 5 since. There’s a phrase for when someone “misspeaks” so much about a subject so sore: “What he actually believes.”

    — Amy Zegart (@AmyZegart) July 18, 2018

  13. July 19, 2018 at 10:09 am

  14. 25 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 10:13 am

    To be politically incorrect, the only decisive episode on the horizon is the midterm elections. https://t.co/fY2BphbWpG https://t.co/tqSp35wMWY

    — Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) July 18, 2018

  15. 26 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Trump admin waffles on standing up for Americans against Putin

    Rachel Maddow reports on the Trump administration’s lack of any innate loyalty to Americans in its apparent consideration of handing Americans over to Vladimir Putin in a tit-for-tat ploy of false equivalency.

  16. 27 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Mueller adds counterespionage prosecutor to Butina case

    Rachel Maddow reports the surprise addition of Deborah Curtis, a high ranking DoJ counterespionage prosecutor to the Mariia Butina case in which the government argued for the need to keep Butina in custody lest she flee.

  17. 28 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Butina case raises questions on Russia’s role in Tillerson pick

    Rachel Maddow highlights a portion of the charging document against accused Russian agent Mariia Butina in which there is a suggestion that Russians thought they had a say in Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state.

  18. 29 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 10:19 am

    McFaul ‘flabbergasted’ that White House would not defend him

    Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador the Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Trump administration’s apparent consideration of Vladimir Putin’s suggestion of blindly handing over American citizens for “questioning.”

  19. 30 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Prosecuting foreign hackers carries benefits beyond a trial

    David Hickton, former U.S. attorney who pioneered the tactic of indicting state actors for hacking, talks with Rachel Maddow about the value of indicting nation-state adversaries even if the chances for extradition are low.

  20. 31 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Expert: Russian hackers elusive but not untouchable

    David Hickton, former U.S. attorney who pioneered the tactic of indicting state actors for hacking, talks with Rachel Maddow about how prosecutors are not powerless to address the threat of Russian hacking.

    • 32 0388jojothecat
      July 19, 2018 at 11:47 am

      That was a wonderful segment on RMS. I learned so much as to why these indictments were necessary. Kind of like putting a lien on a house or getting a judgement against someone who owes you money, one day they will need to refinance that house or that person will have to deal with you when they want to buy a house. They will have to settle that lien or debt with you sometime. 🙂

  21. 33 desertflower
    July 19, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Morning everyone….afraid of what THIS day will bring because of the treasonous cabal….Meanwhile, vote this shit out!

  22. July 19, 2018 at 10:25 am

  23. 36 desertflower
    July 19, 2018 at 10:25 am


  24. 37 desertflower
    July 19, 2018 at 10:27 am

  25. 39 desertflower
    July 19, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Some interesting reading with coffee and donuts:)

  26. July 19, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Mr Tracy is on point….read his thread….

  27. July 19, 2018 at 10:52 am


    • 44 rikyrah
      July 19, 2018 at 11:29 am


      Not gonna stand for it, AT ALL.

    • 45 CEB
      July 19, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      I started backing away from her a little bit when she, like so many in these troubled times, starting hawking her book, especially when we are still in the eye of the storm, but I still respected her views. Done with her now.

      • 46 Betsy
        July 19, 2018 at 3:27 pm

        I don’t really count, but I stopped following her and Melissa McEwan. I was very upset with what they were saying about President Obama as I posted late last night. Mr. Tracy was right. Sarah K tried to walk back her statements (probably worried that she won’t sell her book), but as far as I’m concerned “too little, too late”. She lost me.

  28. July 19, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Alright now:

  29. July 19, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Dear Sarah is getting blowback…and now trying to walk her comments back….

    • 49 0388jojothecat
      July 19, 2018 at 11:40 am

      “Obama’s situation”? WTF does that have to do with White Women & Men overwhelmingly voting for DOTARD? You saw and heard the same shit AA Women and Conscious-awoke Whites saw and we didn’t fall for the Russian lies! If HRC was just as disliked as Dotard why not vote for the one that was not racist and constantly said stupid shit? Why did you let the media and Russians mess with your minds? STFU and close your account Sarah KKK.

    • July 19, 2018 at 11:44 am

      I’ve followed her and admired her but last night she pissed me off so bad, I just about lost my shit. Also, I’m getting tired of her constantly tooting her horn about how she’s been right for years and she’s known everything all this time and if only everybody had only listened to her. OK, we get it. You figured shit out. But NOW you want to lay blame on PBO because he didn’t do ENOUGH. GTFOH!

      • 51 0388jojothecat
        July 19, 2018 at 12:17 pm

        I can see a lot of people in the Media doing the same B.S. when shit hits the fan that THEY DID NOT DO THEIR JOB! They fawned all over iQ45 throughout the election and even today. iQ45 is getting more “bad” press every time he speaks now. I am hearing Republicans saying his tweets are getting on their nerves and why repeat them, they’re just LIES! He is really going to be losing it the more he cow-kows to Putin now that he got his marching orders.

    • July 19, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      Hey Sarah, you haven’t been any more prescient than myself and others. So sic the Mind Police on us!
      PBO didn’t have a crystal ball but he was very clear about his relationship with Putin — what about Trump who is kissing arse?
      Trump STILL hasn’t imposed sanctions and is being given a free pass. You know he STILL wants to lift sanctions on Siberian oil (key).
      Don’t help Trump to distract from his blatant palling around with dictators and murderers = Right Now. We must get him out of office before we become a satellite mouse of Russia. Focus on that please.

  30. July 19, 2018 at 11:08 am

  31. July 19, 2018 at 11:08 am


    • July 19, 2018 at 11:09 am

      • 56 Don
        July 19, 2018 at 11:27 am

        How can someone be so right in one area but are so wrong in another area.

        • July 19, 2018 at 11:34 am

          I think sometimes these very smart people who are rising stars just get completely full of themselves and start wanting to make bigger waves. I dunno.

          • 58 0388jojothecat
            July 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm

            Yep, his 15 minutes are almost up! He’s about to flame out if he’s not careful.

          • 59 CEB
            July 19, 2018 at 1:53 pm

            This! All of the mofos need to take a look at American Government 101 to understand the separation of powers and the duties of each. So tired of white folks of all stripes expecting PBO to be their clean up man and magic Negro.

  32. 60 desertflower
    July 19, 2018 at 11:09 am

  33. 61 desertflower
    July 19, 2018 at 11:23 am


  34. July 19, 2018 at 11:28 am

    I’m telling you, Facebook is 100% GARBAGE.

  35. 68 Don
    July 19, 2018 at 11:35 am

    I’m so fucking sick and fucking tired of trying to blame the black guy fucking for all of this shit this country now finds itself in. The black guy begged and pleading with you all before the election about the dire consequences this country would find itself in if Trump got elected. But no, this country chose to vote Trump into office anyway. And spare me the popular vote bullshit, yes Hillary got more votes. But the actual votes that are needed to become President, she didn’t get. And why was that, it was because too many racist and shit-for-brains voters chose to do dumb shit. Shit is fucked up from the floor up.

  36. July 19, 2018 at 11:38 am


    • 70 0388jojothecat
      July 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      THERE WERE NO NOTES! There was just the American and Russian interpreters in the room with the two men. She needs to be put under oath to testify before the Senate and tell what she knows….”F” the House GOP, they are ALL Putin Puppets.

  37. July 19, 2018 at 11:41 am

  38. 72 desertflower
    July 19, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Happiness and civic duty:)

  39. July 19, 2018 at 11:45 am

    And WHO the hell believes this CRAP?

  40. 82 desertflower
    July 19, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Watch and share. There is only one party willing to stand for American interests and values. It is NOT Republicans! They are all too busy covering their asses or doing the bidding of Putin’s Russia!

  41. 83 desertflower
    July 19, 2018 at 11:53 am

    The treason and cover-up run deep.

    • 84 Don
      July 19, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      I hope Priebus has his lawyer on standby.

    • 85 0388jojothecat
      July 19, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      That’s why when Comey told him about the Dossier and a rumored “pee-pee tape”, he thought Comey was feeling him out to hold something over on him. He already knew Putin had shit on him and know the IC knew too….no wonder the man can’t sleep.

  42. 86 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    Told you…there ARE no six degrees of separation in Russia to Putin.


    David Corn
    14h14 hours ago
    In court today, federal prosecutors submitted a document suggesting Maria Butina was funded by an oligarch close to Putin. So her operation might go all the way to the top of the Kremlin. Big deal.

    • 87 Don
      July 19, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      Before its all over, babygirl is going to be a witness for Mueller.

    • 88 0388jojothecat
      July 19, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Yes, on Randi Rhodes she read where they were paying her $125K to be in the USA “going to school” but she was to meet as many people in the GOP as possible. She agreed to do “whatever it took” to make her bosses work infiltrating the American political system a success even if she had to sleep her way into it. With this bunch of horney toads that would not be hard.

  43. 89 0388jojothecat
    July 19, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    OOH, I can’t wait to hear Randi today…… : )

  44. 91 desertflower
    July 19, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Say it loud and often!

  45. 92 desertflower
    July 19, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Oh man.

  46. 94 rikyrah
    July 19, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) Tweeted:
    Umm, guys…

    Robert Mueller just submitted his list of evidence for the Paul Manafort trial and look whose name is all over the first 30 items.

    Tad Devine.

    Bernie Sanders’ Chief Strategist. https://t.co/EmFMp7dTVB https://twitter.com/HoarseWisperer/status/1019970082812940289?s=17

  47. July 19, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    I wonder if this trial will be televised????

  48. 96 desertflower
    July 19, 2018 at 12:30 pm


  49. July 19, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Asking why the TrumPutin private meeting took 2 hours: The possibility of Dicktraitor revealing critical classified information occurred to me
    but I preferred to think about Putin taking time to rehearse Trump to act credibly on their behalf at the press conference. Putin has said they talk by phone regularly. So the need for in-person and private is notably significant. What is GOP excuse for not letting the translator be asked about it? What do they have to lose? Could GOP leave a more obvious trail of corruption and Treachery than THIS?
    -Off with their heads.

  50. July 19, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Last night it was mariachis. Tonight it’s opera!!

  51. 100 Jey
    July 19, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Entire GOP reeks of collusion … maybe even worse.

    C’mon Flake / Collins / Murkowski … switch now (I know I know …. I am still holding out for miracles).

    • 101 deserflower
      July 19, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      I will ask them to. May be the only way. The party they think they belong to does not exist in the halls of this congress

      • 102 0388jojothecat
        July 19, 2018 at 1:42 pm

        The Russian collusion started way before Trump. The GOP is in big trouble once this Russian spy case gets started. I see many more GOP retirements. When the DEMS take over any House or Senator found to receive money from foreign countries for an election should lose their pensions.

  52. July 19, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Oh, dear…..

  53. July 19, 2018 at 1:40 pm


    • 105 0388jojothecat
      July 19, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      Maybe WHY O’l Bernie won’t show his tax returns?!

      • 106 0388jojothecat
        July 19, 2018 at 2:08 pm

        Bernie voting record on Russia/Putin according to this text:

        Voted NO on the Magnitsky Act

        Voted No to Russian Sanctions.

        Like Trump, Bernie never showed his tax returns.

        After the election, Bernie bought 3 homes.

        Bernie’s wife is being investigated by the FBI about shady loan deal.

  54. July 19, 2018 at 1:42 pm


  55. July 19, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Russian Asset Trump says he’s PLANNING “A 2ND MEETING”.
    Donald Trump is trapped by the balls by Putin. GOP is trapped by the balls by KOCH brothers. So what’s to stop a monthly in-person meeting in which Dicktraitor surrenders classified information updates to Russia? The oversight/oversight/oversight of our National Security must investigate fully what happened at the meeting last week. NO more meetings period. Trump’s future is uncertain.
    -Putin/Trump will try to have another U.S. classified information pay-off asap.

  56. July 19, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    ..Clears throat..
    (June 28 2018, CTV):
    “Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted about his country’s prospective nuclear weapons Thursday, saying they are years and even decades ahead of foreign designs…Putin said the new weapons represent a quantum leap in the nation’s military capability.”
    Worry about what MILITARY classified information Trump is passing to the guy controlling him.

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