133 Responses to “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    August 17, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Yes, Ms Franklin, we do love and respect you for your many contributions to our lives.

  2. 4 pkayden
    August 17, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Those were the good old days when we had a great man in the White House. President Obama was and is all class.

  3. 5 yardarm756
    August 17, 2018 at 5:23 pm




    You know … Time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.

    But, here it is. The back nine of my life and it catches me by surprise…How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go?

    I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that I was only on the first hole and the back nine was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

    But, here it is…my friends are retired and getting grey…they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me…but, I see the great change….Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant. But, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d become.

    Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore… it’s mandatory! Cause if I don’t on my own free will. I just fall asleep where I sit!

    And so…now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though I’m on the back nine, and I’m not sure how long it will last…this I know, that when it’s over on this earth..it’s over for here. A new and better adventure will begin!

    Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn’t done…things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done.

    It’s all in a lifetime.

    So, if you’re not on the back nine yet…let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether you’re on the back nine or not!

    You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life….so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember…and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

    “Life” is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.


    Remember “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”


    ~Your kids are becoming you……but your grandchildren are perfect!

    ~Going out is good. Coming home is better!

    ~You forget names…. But it’s OK because some people forgot they even knew you!!!

    ~You realize you’re never going to be really good at anything like golf.

    ~The things you used to care to do, you aren’t as interested in anymore, but you really don’t care that you aren’t as interested.

    ~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV ‘ON’ than in bed. It’s called “pre-sleep”.

    ~You miss the days when everything worked with just an “ON” and “OFF” switch..

    ~You tend to use more 4 letter words … “what?”…”when?”… ???

    ~You notice everything they sell in stores is “sleeveless”?!!!

    ~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

    ~Everybody whispers.

    ~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet…. 2 of which you will never wear.

    ~~~ But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS !!

    Stay well, “OLD FRIEND!” Send this on to other “Old Friends!” and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!! It’s Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.


  4. 35 mtmarilyn
    August 17, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Happy Friday afternoon all. I am spending a lovely quiet afternoon at home was looking for a good movie with music and found Cadillac Records. I don’t know how I missed this in 2008 but oh how I love listening to Muddy waters, Etta James, Chuck Berry etc.i learned so much and oh my Beyoncé played Etta James. Great afternoon.

  5. 38 pkayden
    August 17, 2018 at 6:43 pm

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  8. 51 Nena20409
    August 17, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Congrats, VC on Your Au ⭐ Furst 😉
    Lessons from Yardarm, Thank you, Sir.
    GE, TODbots.
    Thank you, NW.
    Hello Chips.
    ❤ TODville Community.

    In 2 days, it's been cleansing listening to the Queen Of Soul. Thank you,🌹❤ Aretha Franklin.❤🌹

  9. 53 Nena20409
    August 17, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    • 54 jacquelineoboomer
      August 17, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      What just popped in my head is: Hell hath no fury, like a woman scorned.

      Not sure whether she planned all this, but trump perhaps met his match (although that’s “too easy” a solution for trump).

  10. 56 Nena20409
    August 17, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    It’s funny how the Media worries about this now.

  11. 59 Nena20409
    August 17, 2018 at 7:42 pm

  12. August 17, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    The Manafort Jury should have been sequestered…and was it wise for the judge to let it be known that he has received death threats

  13. 66 Nena20409
    August 17, 2018 at 7:49 pm

  14. 67 Nena20409
    August 17, 2018 at 7:54 pm

  15. August 17, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I don’t do ‘conspiracy theory’ stuff …

    … and this definitely is not ‘conspiracy theory’ stuff, but totally of grave concern.

    No doubt, as in ZERO, that Robert Mueller’s team is paying attention given the massive effort by #TeamTrumpRussia to obstruct and destroy Rule of Law in America.

  16. August 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm

  17. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    August 17, 2018 at 9:00 pm


  18. August 17, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    John Brennon is talking to Rachel Maddow. Steve Bannon will be on Last Word. I won’t watch that.

  19. August 17, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Brennan is on fire…OMG

  20. August 17, 2018 at 9:17 pm

  21. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    August 17, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    I might have missed it, but not sure I’ve seen this sign before (it’s usually TRAITOR) at the #KremlinAnnex outside the WH! Glad they aren’t shy.

  22. August 17, 2018 at 10:07 pm

  23. August 17, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    BY KREMLIN COMMAND: Russian oligarch Klyushin, advisor to Putin who says he put Trump in the WH, tweeted this threat to Trump yesterday:
    “If Donald Trump does not extinguish the fire kindling FAKE NEWS Russophobia – it will be his last term.”

  24. 90 desertflower
    August 17, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Evening everyone

  25. 95 desertflower
    August 17, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    And I refuse to watch Steve Bannon spew his conspiracy bullshit on The Last Word. He’s part of the mess. Idiot box is off

    • 96 jacquelineoboomer
      August 17, 2018 at 10:44 pm

      I’m watching Don Lemon – he had on Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis, a good liberal (posted her piece downthread), and I enjoyed it.

      On your behalf:) – I sent out some #BoycottBannonInterview tweets earlier, which many people did!

      • 97 desertflower
        August 17, 2018 at 11:15 pm

        Oh, good! I missed that earlier. Who would want to hear what he had to say anyway?

        • 98 jacquelineoboomer
          August 17, 2018 at 11:28 pm

          Now they’re gonna show segments of it on The 11th Hour, so I’m back to CNN. It’s giving a platform to his propaganda – not for any worthwhile purpose. We already know who Bannon is. Ugh.

          I think I shall have a fudgesicle. That’s the ticket!

        • 99 jacquelineoboomer
          August 17, 2018 at 11:31 pm

          Never mind – CNN has on a segment about melania. Ugh. It’s HGTV for me!

  26. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    August 17, 2018 at 10:34 pm

  27. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    August 17, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Please R/T to thank her. She’s been a voice in the darkness, among a few others.

  28. 102 desertflower
    August 17, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Good grief.

  29. 104 idon
    August 17, 2018 at 11:57 pm

  30. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    August 18, 2018 at 12:14 am

  31. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    August 18, 2018 at 12:48 am

    She’s already gotten 104K “likes” – Ha!

  32. 107 yardarm756
    August 18, 2018 at 1:10 am

    The mid-watch has been set and it’s time to turn in…GN.

  33. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    August 18, 2018 at 1:11 am

  34. 110 jacquelineoboomer
    August 18, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Perhaps we’ve all been guilty recently of following Republicans for the first time on twitter, as I have, because they’re now anti-trump. Saw some funny response to Bill Kristol earlier about the topic of getting rid of trump, ending with something like (can you tell I’m sleepy? it’s just a stream of consciousness at this point – Ha!):

    ” … and then I can go back to not following you, as God intended.”

    Goodnight, TODville, and all the ships at sea!

  35. 111 susanne
    August 18, 2018 at 5:20 am

    Hello dear TOD peeps! This evening in Hawaii is tomorrow morning in most of the world, so I have a hot-off-the-press link for you, that you will love. This wonderful article is an excerpt from an upcoming book.

    ‘ Starting in 2010, all physical mail was scanned and preserved. From 2011, every word of every email fac­tored into the creation of a daily word cloud, dis­tri­buted around the White House so policy makers and staff members alike could get a glimpse of the issues and ideas constituents had on their minds.’


    And this article, adjoining the first one, which displays letters received and the responses. Beautiful.


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  38. August 18, 2018 at 9:45 am

    • August 18, 2018 at 10:17 am

      While denying climate change: the Big Putz has applied for permission to build a sea wall around his Irish golf resort in County Clare. “It followed an original proposal for a sea wall which would have been up to 20 metres in height.” (Independent) His course in Aberdeenshire
      is also at severe risk from flooding due to climate change.

      • 120 Beaglemom
        August 19, 2018 at 5:49 pm

        I hope the folks in both Scotland and Ireland refuse permission. May his golf courses collapse into the sea.

  39. 121 JER
    August 18, 2018 at 10:15 am

  40. 122 globalcitizenlinda
    August 18, 2018 at 10:16 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day

  41. August 18, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Former CIA Director John Brennan on Maddow:
    “I know what the Russians did in interfering in the election. I have 100% confidence in what they did. For Mr. Trump to stand on that stage in Helsinki with all the world’s eyes upon him and he doesn’t understand why would the Russians interfere in the elections. He’s given them a pass time after time after time and keeps referring to it as a witch-hunt and bogus and, to me, this was an attack against the foundational principle of our republic the right of all Americans to choose their elected leaders….”

    • August 18, 2018 at 10:28 am

      “…For Mr. Trump to so cavalierly so dismiss that, yes, sometimes my Irish comes out in my tweets and I did say that it rises to and exceeds the level of high crimes and misdemeanors and nothing short of treasonous because he had the opportunity there to be able to say to the world that this is something that happened. It should never, ever happen, if Russia tries at all to do it, they’re going to pay serious price for it. I don’t expect Mr. Putin to acknowledge it. He is going to deny, deny, deny. But for the president of the United States to continue on this issue, I think, does a great injustice and a disservice to the men and women of the intelligence law enforcement community and does a great disservice to the citizens of the United States. And that’s why I said it was nothing short of treasonous. I didn’t mean that he committed treason. But it was a term that I used, nothing short of treasonous.”

    • August 18, 2018 at 10:38 am

      Dicktraitor “drunk on power” (Brennan). Will others follow McRaven’s lead?

      • 127 desertflower
        August 18, 2018 at 11:31 am

        HIs interview last night was riveting and spot on. Truly Must See in its entirety

        • August 18, 2018 at 12:03 pm

          Definitely a must see!

          Hope all of you have a good day. It’s cloudy and somewhat dreary here. Think it will be like that all day. UGH. Don’t like those days and especially on Saturday.

        • 129 idon
          August 18, 2018 at 12:11 pm

          Yes it was. I had these observations about the interview that I tweeted to Rachel.

          • 130 jacquelineoboomer
            August 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

            Dir Brennan was once asked why he used “Mr Trump,” and confirmed it’s because he doesn’t consider trump to be HIS president.

            Works for me!

          • 131 cos
            August 18, 2018 at 1:12 pm

            Although, I love her show, It was a little petty, and showed that she needed to let us know how smart she is; especially when she made the “adjective” reference.

            • 132 jacquelineoboomer
              August 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

              I didn’t watch it – except for about 10 minutes – but I think I know what you mean, anyway. Rachel’s a bit professorial! If you don’t mind my asking, what was the “adjective” reference?

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