Double Check

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  1. 1 desertflower
    October 9, 2018 at 10:42 am

  2. 2 desertflower
    October 9, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Nikki Haley resigned from the UN…maybe Kanye will do it now

  3. 7 desertflower
    October 9, 2018 at 10:50 am

  4. 8 Judith Fardig
    October 9, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Hey Californians – doesn’t early voting start today in your fair state? Please boot out Devin Nunes, Dana Rohrabacher and assorted other GOP Trumpeters.I have been writing letters to some intermittent voters around Modesto via http://www.votefwd.org Check it out. They have other states to work on as well.

    • 9 cd4biden
      October 9, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Hi Judith,
      Vote-by-mail ballots went in the mail yesterday here in California, so voting begins as soon as someone receives their ballot. Last day to register online or by mail is Oct 22nd, although people can go to their local county Registrar’s office all the way through Election Day to register and to vote. So no excuses people!! Get out and vote!!

      We are working hard here in California to flip Nunes and Rohrabacher and more seats from red to blue. Thousands of postcards to voters, weekend after weekend of driving to these districts to canvas, and when not canvassing we are texting and phone banking our fingers raw. Working with several statewide organizations who have all banded together with lots of more local organizarions to work as effectively as possible on this.

      Can’t wait to see the results. Hope things go as you wish in Oregon.

  5. 10 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 11:05 am

    My soon-to-be Governor is awesome!

  6. October 9, 2018 at 11:13 am

  7. 14 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Dunno if this will get Beto any votes he wouldn’t already get, but I still love it! LOL!

  8. 21 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 11:26 am

  9. 22 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 11:27 am

  10. October 9, 2018 at 11:36 am

    As We Shudder Toward a Putin-Style Kleptocracy, the nation’s elites dismiss Trump’s crimes:
    “That the sitting president of the United States, is, by all evidence, a criminal went almost unnoticed in the din of the Kavanaugh hearings.
    The speaker of the House said nothing. The Senator majority said nothing….the sitting president being a lifelong tax cheat on a scale
    barely imaginable…It seems almost certain that we will now tip into the overt kleptocracy that marks the Putin government American order in which …crimes are no longer crimes because the party declares they are not… McConnell who single-handedly halted a fuller warning of corruption in a presidential election with the warning that he would fight back if anyone spoke up…we may now be…a fascist-adjacent mush of a thing in which one party has declared themselves the natural leaders of he nations, to an extent that the normal checks and blanches are irrelevant, and opposition is irrelevant, and a free press is irrelevant, and the laws themselves are irrelevant….the president has been revealed to have conducted a litany of crimes. It depends on us what happens next.” https://www.dailykos.com/…/-As-we-shudder-towards-Putin-style-kleptocracy-the-nati..
    FACTS: “The United States president stands accused of gargantuan tax frauds, a literal lifetime of criminal acts.”

  11. October 9, 2018 at 11:55 am

    New Yorker: “What they found is at the core of the Trump Organization was decades and decades of unimaginably blatant fraud, creating false companies to pretend to buy hundreds of, millions and millions of dollars worth of equipment.“
    “It also shows that Donald Trump himself added virtually no value to the company,” “What the New York Times found is unbelievable documentary evidence through 2004 of ongoing schemes for decades. The exact same people continued to run the Trump Organization.”
    “I think a prosecutor would have a fairly easy time saying, no no, this is an ongoing criminal enterprise,”
    –To “pay his debts, Donald Trump may eventually have to hold a ‘fire sale’ and liquidate his precious real estate assets. This may generate cash to pay his debt, but it could also completely wipe out his family fortune.” (vidal)

  12. 27 Nerdy Wonka
    October 9, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    He responded. Good on him 😀 😀

    • 28 globalcitizenlinda
      October 9, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      great turn of events …. the two young men (these brothers supporting each other) seem to be very nice people …. good luck to the whole family

  13. October 9, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    The Right to Rape and Pillage: Literally and figuratively.
    = MAKING RAPE A MALE PREROGATIVE per this White House and the Putin Brigade.

  14. October 9, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    • 31 cos
      October 9, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      Jared and Ivanka are cowards. If Haley expect us to believe what they are doing behind the scenes, they should let the taxpayers know. They always take the safe route.

  15. 32 Nerdy Wonka
    October 9, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    • 33 Dudette
      October 9, 2018 at 1:11 pm


    • 34 cos
      October 9, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      THIS!!!!!! IMO, anyone who accepted a job in the Trump administration condones his sexual predator and nasty behavior. They are stained with it. She is no lion.

    • 35 Sandy1110
      October 9, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      Yes. To see the MSM try to find any excuse to prop up the Trump administration makes you wonder who in the media is on the take from Russian $$$ or has kompromat to keep them in line.

  16. October 9, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    This TRAVESTY continues.

    • October 9, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      What if we show the faces of all the little children who come before the bench? In an ongoing record of photos. Some will be recognized by their families. This little girl is a beautiful gift to the world. May her captors pay for her present and future suffering Big time.

    • 39 globalcitizenlinda
      October 9, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      Lord have mercy on us all!

      the corrupt evil #45 administration is doing this in our names … and many of us are vehemently opposed to this garbage …. how much i despise and loathe these scumbags!!!!

  17. 43 JER
    October 9, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    • October 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      gosh imo an enlightened move! For people who don’t identify as male or female. Also no need to make drastic decisions for babies born
      intersex – let them be and let them decide who they are when they are ready. Most trans folks are binary, m/f, so doesn’t really affect them.

  18. 45 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 1:17 pm

  19. October 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Very small rant re: The woman who attacked another woman for speaking in Spanish.
    (btw notice anytime you’re oddly being asked if you “speak other languages”.)
    Originally on this continent thousands of Native American languages were spoken. So if you want to be “nativist” – please be THAT nativist! Europeans colonized, suppressed those incredible languages. Their descendants are still trying to boil us down to English, Spanish, Portuguese with a little French. Universities in red states cutting language programs…I will stop here.

  20. 47 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    The cast of the best TV show EVAH has spoken… again!

  21. 50 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 1:25 pm

  22. 51 Nerdy Wonka
    October 9, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    • October 9, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      These FREAKIN’ GOP who think we haven’t been watching EVERYTHING.

      WHERE is Haley while Trump’s gestapo tear children away from refugees at our border?
      WHERE was Haley during the Muslim Ban?
      WHERE was Haley when Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord?
      WHERE was Haley when Trump pulled out of the Iran Deal?
      Haley pulled the US out of global peacekeeping forces
      Haley bragged about pulling the US out of the human rights council
      Day after day after day, Haley enables Trump’s despicable foreign policy, significantly lowering the esteem of the United States o the global stage – Russian sanctions, North and South Korea, G20 fiascos, China, shithole countries, tariffs, ETC.

  23. 55 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 1:29 pm

  24. 56 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm

  25. 57 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm

  26. 58 JER
    October 9, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Trump officials plan maintenance downtime for healthcare.gov during ObamaCare sign-ups.

  27. 59 JER
    October 9, 2018 at 1:46 pm

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  29. 61 globalcitizenlinda
    October 9, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Some additional thoughts on nikki haley’s resignation.

    Put on your “political hats” & you can see the answer.

    From the beginning, nikki wanted to gain foreign policy creds after she had been gov of SC.

    Everyone knew that she didn’t know squart about the UN.

    Yet the republicans wholly supported her & are “grooming” her & perpetually hyping her – that is what all those glowing pronouncements in the news are about.

    She & her supporters believe she has a higher calling as POTUS.

    Today’s resignation is her trying to exit the trump cesspit & start pretending that she resigned on principle. She thinks that she can wash away the stench of being a trump-enabler.

    I am betting $20 that soon you will see her start to publicly criticize the scumbag-in-chief.

    One day news outlets will announce that she is forming a presidential exploratory committee or announcing her candidacy.

    Never forget that republicans offer political offices to anyone who can check a few critical boxes- with her only two years at the UN, you will now hear that she is the most prepared person on foreign policy and governing (in SC).

    Most of their candidates fail upward. You see the case of hope hicks …., ivanka, palin …

    I am afraid that the glowing punditry reports are once again setting us up for the perpetual lies such as have prevailed in these situations:

     “ryan … is the smartest and most serious numbers guy … a policy wonk”;

     collins is a moderate senator

    => ivanka is working and moderating her scumbag dad behind the scenes

     etc. …. you know the drill

    Ps: Does anyone want to take my bet of $20 bucks????

    • 62 Don
      October 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      I don’t know what her endgame is, but I certainly won’t bet against you.

      • 63 globalcitizenlinda
        October 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm

        there goes my expected petty cash from fellow TODville mates !!!

        but is she decides to run, she will soon find out that many republican voters will then convenient thing point out her heritage as a disqualifying attribute

      • October 9, 2018 at 2:27 pm

        I agree. Another possibility: Sessions fired. Miss Lindsey appointed AG. Nikki replaces Miss Lindsey as senator from SC. She could still run for president in 2020 while being a sitting senator.

    • October 9, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      Well, she just committed for the press in Trump’s office to Trump’s face that she will work wholeheartedly for Trump’s re-election, so whatever.

      • 67 globalcitizenlinda
        October 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm

        you know how these people are …. they can say something now so that they can hold onto the scumbag’s base but when the time comes to hold them to their word, they will deny it or say no big deal and then the press will move on without pressing them on the lies.

  30. October 9, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Their Future

  31. 70 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 1:58 pm

  32. 71 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Lord help us!

    • 72 globalcitizenlinda
      October 9, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      this is what i wrote here a few days ago – these kids are someone’s son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild. why aren’t the adults in their networks/family helping to educate them about the importance of their votes.

      does the presence of non-voting adults, mean that the offspring will be non-voters???

    • October 9, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      OMG, UGH, that is so freakin’ disgusting.

      • 75 Dudette
        October 9, 2018 at 2:45 pm

        Right? I need a drink or something! Damn.

        • October 9, 2018 at 2:45 pm

          Truly sickening idiocy. They really just don’t care.

          • 77 Sandy1110
            October 9, 2018 at 9:43 pm

            They don’t know what they’ve got ’til it’s gone.

            I’ve said this a lot: Things may have to truly hit a rock bottom that puts the damage in these people’s faces before they figure out something is wrong.

            The GOP has thrived on ignorance and may get to destroy this democracy because of it. It will be a tragedy not to learn the lessons of other world dictatorships in order to prevent it.

  33. 78 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:23 pm

  34. 79 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:25 pm

  35. 80 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:26 pm

  36. 83 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Same as last year

  37. 84 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    • 85 globalcitizenlinda
      October 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      this should not even be something to be debated, they should let the kid shelter wherever she wants as long as the kid is in the best possible location to ensure their safety from the shooter

      • 86 Dudette
        October 9, 2018 at 4:44 pm

        Yes, odd isn’t it? You and I might think this is a freaking no-brainer. Shelter the kid, dammit! Arrgh!
        Why the hell do children have to be separated by gender when someone is shooting up the school anyway? Who thinks up this stupidity? Damn these backwards-ass neanderthals!

  38. 87 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Afternoon beauty break coming up. Don’tcha need it? I know I do!

  39. October 9, 2018 at 2:47 pm

  40. 90 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Cuz yeah…

  41. 91 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Look at these pictures. LOOK AT ‘EM!

  42. 93 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:54 pm

  43. 94 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:56 pm


  44. 95 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:56 pm

  45. 96 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:57 pm

  46. 98 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 2:58 pm

  47. 99 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Bucket list reminder – go see this in person at least once!

  48. 101 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 3:03 pm

  49. 105 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 3:09 pm

  50. 106 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I’ll allow it! 😆

  51. 109 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 3:37 pm

  52. October 9, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Toxic masculinity, part 395201

  53. October 9, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Ultimately, Trump & McConnell didn’t win this confirmation battle last Saturday. They won this one at the ballot box on November 8, 2016. But the good news is that those paying attention got another lesson on how elections matter—just in time for the midterms. This one’s on us!

    • October 9, 2018 at 5:29 pm

      We had idiots like Susan Surandon who thought Hillary Clinton was worse then Trump, so she did not vote for Hillary. I’m sure there were alot who felt that way. So when they look at Brent Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, and all the other mess Trump have done, it’s their fault.

  54. 114 JER
    October 9, 2018 at 4:47 pm

  55. 115 JER
    October 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

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  59. 119 pkayden
    October 9, 2018 at 6:53 pm

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  62. 122 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm

  63. 123 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 7:31 pm

  64. 124 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 7:32 pm

  65. 125 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 7:33 pm

  66. 126 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 7:33 pm

  67. 127 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 7:35 pm

  68. 128 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 7:41 pm

  69. October 9, 2018 at 7:41 pm


    • 130 vcprezofan2
      October 9, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      Who are these ‘American families’ adopting children under these circumstances? Where is their moral core? Have they no conscience? No compassion? Also, are they adopting these children to love them, or to use them as slave labour later on? I can’t imagine loving parents adopting a child in this manner, no matter how badly they want children. What happens when the children start having emotional issue, will they hand them over to foster care or send them back to ‘their country’ – a country they likely will no longer remember? This is all so inhumane. Maybe if no families were willing to steal a child in this manner that would be a further deterrent to immoral Idiot45 and his goons. Sigh.

      • October 9, 2018 at 7:58 pm

        It’s absolutely CRAZY and IMMORAL. I have no explanation.

        • 132 vcprezofan2
          October 9, 2018 at 8:06 pm

          It’s the naked evilness of this entire situation that I can’t wrap my mind around, Meta. That prospective ‘parents’ would willingly participate (even after the national outcry that the whole scenario is just wrong) shrivels my insides. That Trump and his goons can persist, ignoring court orders with no repercussions, is demoralizing. Me too, I have no explanation, just shock and internal tears.

  70. 136 pkayden
    October 9, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    • 137 cd4biden
      October 9, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks for posting this pkayden. I love the work of Billy Wimsatt and Movement Voter Project. Such amazing work at getting out the vote on college campuses, and with underrepresented people, and more in every state in the US. This is the primary place I donate my money to as they put it to work down in the neighborhoods with small local organizations that work year round in their communities to get people registered and out the vote. And he trains college kids to get out the vote on their campuses and to be community organizers. Truly amazing. His group was one of the first to fund Indivisible when it began back in 2016. And MVP poured a bunch of money into the Black Belt in Alabama to help Doug Jones win. Black Voters Fund is just one of their options for donating to GOTV organizations.

  71. 138 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Just straight up evil

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  73. 140 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 7:55 pm

  74. 141 pkayden
    October 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm


  75. 142 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm

  76. 143 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 7:59 pm

  77. 144 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 8:10 pm

  78. 145 Dudette
    October 9, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    • 146 Sandy1110
      October 9, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      While we need to get voters registered any way we can, and I’m all for celebrities using their platform to do that, it’s just a sad commentary on the state of education in America that these people would otherwise do NOTHING if their favorite celebrity didn’t exhort them.

  79. 148 Gazelle
    October 9, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    I love this marvelous young man!

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