Keep Dialing

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  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    September 26, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    My pre-naptual post (this is sweet):

  2. September 26, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Julie Svetnick:
    Ms. Svetnick who has a federal post at the IRS, has alleged Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh and Mark Judge drugged and gang-raped multiple women at parties. “I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parts waiting their “turn” with a girl inside the room…These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh.” (Salon).

  3. September 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Be aware:

  4. 6 Don
    September 26, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    At this point in time Kavanaugh is just trying to keep his D.C. judgeship.

  5. 8 RosesforObama
    September 26, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Dear everybody!
    as a dedicated follower of TOD, I just had to tell you all, that I had a wonderful day today, having attended the very well organized/interesting conference in Oslo ‘The Future of Technology and Sustainability’
    arranged by Oslo Business Forum.
    Main event: ‘ A Modeated Conversation
    with President Barack Obama’.
    President Barack Obama in person – a day to remember!
    Please excuse me for not sticking to todays topic.

  6. September 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    THANK YOU very much, Nerdy.

  7. September 26, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    12 days ago: Trump said he wanted “to see a complete process…shouldn’t be any doubt.” (12 days ago)
    Yesterday: Trump actually said out loud at the U.N,“They could have pushed it through two and a half weeks ago, and you wouldn’t be talking about it right now, which is frankly what I would have preferred. But they didn’t do that.”
    Today: Trump’s crapping the Lincoln bed “has led the President to believe that he must personally take charge of defending his embattled nominee ahead of Thursday’s critical appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Trump made the decision to hold a news conference on the eve of the hearing, making it the fourth he has held as president.” (CNN)
    -What legal right does he have to take over the SC process?

  8. September 26, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Senator Merkley’s lawsuit to halt Kavanaugh confirmation process names :
    Republicans President Donald Trump, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, who it says
    “worked with the Trump White House to conceal documents,” as well as Kavanaugh lawyer William Burck, Julie Adams, Secretary of the Senate; and Michael Stenger, Senate Sergeant at Arms as defendants.
    Merkley’s suit charges:
    1. The Defendants conspired to conceal from the Senate and public all of the documents from Kavanaugh’s three most formative professional years, as Staff Secretary in the George W. Bush White House.
    2. The Defendants conspired to conceal 100,000 documents from Kavanaugh’s time of service as a lawyer in the White House Counsel’s Office under President George W. Bush. The Defendants empowered Mr. William Burck, a partisan lawyer with profound conflicts of interest, to utilize executive privilege on behalf of President Trump to block Senate access to the relevant documents.
    3. The Defendants conspired to further limit access to documents by utilizing the services of William Burck to label 141,000 pages “Committee Confidential,” limiting the ability of Senators to speak about them and to communicate with experts and members of the public about the contents.

  9. September 26, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    “The events of the past ten days have only underscored how critical it is that the Senate conduct a careful and comprehensive review of a nominee before giving its consent. But this President has gone to lengths never seen before to make sure we can’t do that job. The unprecedented obstruction of the Senate’s advice and consent obligation is an assault on the separation of powers and a violation of the Constitution. The President and Mitch McConnell want to ram through this nomination come hell or high water, without real advice or informed consent by the Senate, but that’s just not how our Constitution works.” (Merkley)
    Reported by: hill, politico, politicus, Fox.

  10. 32 yardarm756
    September 26, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    I guess I’m lucky ’cause my Congress critters (Duckworth, Durbin, & Robin Kelly) are all thinking right. 😇

  11. September 26, 2018 at 3:39 pm

  12. 35 Nena20409
    September 26, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Good Afternoon TODbots.
    Wow….what a Wednesday.

  13. September 26, 2018 at 4:11 pm


  14. 37 Nena20409
    September 26, 2018 at 4:13 pm

  15. 38 Nena20409
    September 26, 2018 at 4:14 pm

  16. 42 Nena20409
    September 26, 2018 at 4:20 pm

  17. 45 Nena20409
    September 26, 2018 at 4:29 pm

  18. 46 RosesforObama
    September 26, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Hi again,
    Apropos President Barack Obama in Oslo:
    I am so glad I went!
    On 28th of September President Obama is coming to Kolding, Denmark, only about 100 miles from where I live,
    but I was not able to get a ticket for that
    arrangement – so off to Norway!
    En passent: I have for some time wanted to buy something ‘Nike’, because I respect their attitude, in this diskussion about kneeling, I have been following, mostly here – normally I never wear something with a logo on.
    But yesterday at the Nike store on Karl Johan Gatan here in Oslo, I brought a tee shirt, which had – besides the Nike logo – an emty space in white, so I wrote: O + O, i.e. Obama in Oslo.
    I wore it today.
    All this is to tell You, that I will also be wearing it, when I in 2021 plan to visit the President Barack Obama Center and the South Side of Chicago in generel.
    Million thanks for keeping TOD going on – my daily base for knowledge concerning aspects of American politics and culture – even though
    it is difficult to write these two words on one line these days – so for us all, please vote!

    • 47 pkayden
      September 26, 2018 at 5:47 pm

      I’m planning to buy a Nike product soon as well. It is great to see commenters such as yourself who live in foreign countries but still love our President. So glad that you were able to see him live today.

  19. 48 Nena20409
    September 26, 2018 at 5:14 pm

  20. 51 Nena20409
    September 26, 2018 at 5:33 pm

  21. 59 Nena20409
    September 26, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    • 60 globalcitizenlinda
      September 26, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      the cynic in me notes that this statement is coming out now and just a few hours after the fake flake made his routinely empty speech on the senate floor.

      two shallow guys, who are both trying to be the anti-45 in words only, and think that the people will give them a pass as they compete for the republican nomination.

      i know kasich, my governor, who often speaks a lot of good words as a fake moderate and then quietly signs some of the most conservative policies behind closed doors and out of the camera shot

  22. 62 pkayden
    September 26, 2018 at 5:58 pm

  23. 63 jacquelineoboomer
    September 26, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    After trump called out George for possible violations in his own life, I hear. Dunno. Didn’t watch his presser.

  24. 64 Nena20409
    September 26, 2018 at 6:28 pm

  25. 65 Nena20409
    September 26, 2018 at 6:40 pm

  26. September 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    There’s another woman who has come forward:

  27. 72 Nerdy Wonka
    September 26, 2018 at 7:42 pm

  28. 74 0388jojothecat
    September 26, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    I hope he goes to prison like Cosby. Karma is coming fast at him because he was a white priviledged asshole. He has done shit to people all his life. He has so much evil in him he needs to be locked up. I hope women chat “Lock Him UP” while he enters the Senate chambers.

    • 75 cos
      September 26, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      If Kavanaugh isn’t approved for Supreme Court, I wonder if he will be able to go back to his previous job?

      • 76 jacquelineoboomer
        September 26, 2018 at 10:38 pm

        I think the cat’s out of the bag (or whatever the expression!) now, and he’ll lose that job, too. He can ruin lives in both courts, so I’m guessing he might be on the “bread line,” next.

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  30. September 26, 2018 at 8:01 pm

  31. September 26, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Yukk. Trump on McConnell’s unprecedented obstruction of President Obama’s judicial choices:
    Trump: “I have 145 judges I will be picking by the end of a fairly short period of time. Because president Obama wasn’t big on picking judges. When I got there, I said, how is this possible? I have 145, including court of appeals judges. And they just didn’t do it.”
    Just a stream of blubbering lies + ignorance: https://www.vox.com/…/trump-kavanaugh-rosenstein-press-conference-un-nafta-full-t…

  32. 82 JER
    September 26, 2018 at 8:29 pm

  33. 85 JER
    September 26, 2018 at 8:48 pm

  34. September 26, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    This is the guy charged with identity theft.

  35. 88 Gazelle
    September 26, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    We’ve posted before about these weird ads for Kavanaugh & who’s paying for them. Well, one of those ads came on my TV: “blah, blah … don’t let last minute smear campaign negate a lifetime of excellence”. 😏 (I did a Scooby Doo sound w/ a few choice words.) Am still looking for my Webster’s to find polite words. 👀 Jaysus! That’s the most polite I can be at this moment. 😯

  36. 89 Obama Grandmama
    September 26, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    My oldest son has just told me he got us both tickets for Michelle Obama’s appearance at the LA Forum in November for her book Becoming Michelle. He has our airfare booked and is working on getting us a room. His treat. Sure is a treat for me.

  37. 101 JER
    September 26, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    President Obama in Norway…

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  41. September 26, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Definitely ….

    Rightfully ….

  42. September 26, 2018 at 9:49 pm

  43. September 26, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    The Lone Ranger here got shot down quick.

  44. 115 jacquelineoboomer
    September 26, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Just getting back. Has this been posted?

  45. 118 jacquelineoboomer
    September 26, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Of course, I always thought he was a nobody.

  46. 119 Dudette
    September 26, 2018 at 10:46 pm

  47. 122 Dudette
    September 26, 2018 at 11:27 pm

  48. 124 jacquelineoboomer
    September 27, 2018 at 12:24 am


  49. 125 jacquelineoboomer
    September 27, 2018 at 12:29 am

    And goodnight, TODville! Sweet dreams!

  50. 127 Betsy
    September 27, 2018 at 7:19 am

    I’m up at 3am, it’s now 4am and can’t sleep. I have a lot on my mind, but am thinking of Dr. Ford and worry if she will be ok. I am so worried about this wonderful country and wonder how many of its citizens are really aware of how dangerously close we are to authoritarianism. As I teach my students about how we actually became a country, I am made even ore aware of how close President Obama brought us to those ideals we fought a revolution to protect and how far we are from those ideals we are today. President Obama gives me hope, but right now, I’m closer to despair. That’s what 3am does to you.

    • 128 Betsy
      September 27, 2018 at 7:22 am

      Clearly I need an edit button 😦

    • 129 deserflower
      September 27, 2018 at 8:12 am

      We call it the ‘Hour of the Wolf’… I know what it does. I wake then nearly every night. I haven’t slept well in nearly 2 years. Today, I think of Dr. Ford and her tremendous courage, and all the women and men, like us, that have suffered sexual assault. I stand beside her

  51. September 27, 2018 at 7:32 am

  52. September 27, 2018 at 7:48 am

    • 133 globalcitizenlinda
      September 27, 2018 at 8:55 am

      Heavens! These people’s cruelty never stops!

      history will reveal even more ugly stuff that was occurring out of our collective sights and boy, will we be even more ashamed and angry about it all

      • September 27, 2018 at 9:00 am

        I can’t imagine feeling angrier, more disappointed, more stricken with outrage. But each day proves me wrong. This cannot be what our country was meant to become.

  53. 136 JER
    September 27, 2018 at 7:53 am

  54. September 27, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Stay strong, sisters. Stay strong.

  55. September 27, 2018 at 8:53 am

  56. September 27, 2018 at 9:08 am

    San Francisco recently opened a call center to help swing red districts to blue. People are showing up to work, eager to have a good purpose to help others since we live in a super blue area. So no matter where you live, you can help in this election by phone banking, fundraising, canvassing, registering voters. We need VERY BIG margins.

  57. 145 desertflower
    September 27, 2018 at 9:58 am


  58. 146 deserflower
    September 27, 2018 at 11:13 am

    I should say so. She speaks from her heart and is reliving this trauma for the world to see


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