Sharing Stories

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  1. 1 Jey
    November 18, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Good evening Todville.

  2. 2 desertflower
    November 18, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Evening, everyone. Thank you, Nerdy. As always.

  3. 3 cd4biden
    November 18, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Evening everyone. Congrats, Jey, on furst.

    Thank you, Nerdy, for this Tweet. Stories are everything, and the Obamas are everything as well. Love this video.

  4. November 18, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Thank yu NW..for highlighting this…storytelling has proven to be so important…

    Sharing Stoires…this was the lesson that many of the DEM candidates who ran and won…learned well…they told their stories and was able to show how their story is part of everyone’s story…to show understanding and empathy…

    We must remember this in 2020…we also must remember that it not just about the top of the ticket…but up and down the ticket…that every election matters….

    i listened to Stacey Abrams speak…..and from her non-concession speech to her appearance on Joy Reid’s program, I know that she is the kind of leader that i want to vote for President…i hope that one emerges from the pack…as of now…i do not have a preference…

  5. November 18, 2018 at 10:09 pm

  6. 7 deserflower
    November 18, 2018 at 11:08 pm


    • November 18, 2018 at 11:31 pm

      Trump and DeVos have waged a stinking gruesome war on public education. Is there hope post- 2020 for the other 99% who steadfastly did their jobs and paid their loans? Did the Trump people do something illegal to change the terms of the agreements? How despicable to screw others over on decisions they made 10 years ago, people who diligently walked a path in good faith and then pull the rug from under them. Trump’s specialty = conning people. (Many of his voters are not college educated and won’t be depending on forgiveness.)
      -Can’t wait to get him out. PENCE too.

      • 9 0388jojothecat
        November 19, 2018 at 3:57 pm

        The “Suburban Whites” who voted for Trump, their kids get student loans, the middle working class whites, their kids get student loans. They really know how to screw themselves and their children don’t they? I guess as long as minorities don’t get loan forgiveness they are OK with it.

      • 10 0388jojothecat
        November 19, 2018 at 4:39 pm

        I would like to know WHO these 96 people who got their loans forgiven. From GOP families that gave to the orange satan or other GOP? I would sue to find out who these folks are. Are all of them white males? from red states?

  7. November 18, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Hey the Bears just won…PBO…dancing a jig…heh.

  8. 12 deserflower
    November 19, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Morning everyone. Is it 2020 yet?

  9. 14 deserflower
    November 19, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Hello World!!! It’s all connected!!!

    • 16 Don
      November 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

      And now Theresa May doesn’t know if she’s on foot or horseback. How she let Trump and others convince her that Brexit was in the best interest of her country is goddamn foolish.

    • November 19, 2018 at 10:13 am

      “Under Bannon’s stewardship, Breitbart pedaled myths about black crime, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, and islamophobia. His advocacy of national populism echoes — and very deliberately expatiates — far-right movements across Europe. He certainly merits urgent critical appraisal by anyone who is not a fan of ethno-nationalism or white supremacy.” (Holly Thomas guest of CNN)
      —I feel like saying Triple Duh. Yeh we know he’s behind the Trump campaign, Brexit and the far-right movement in Europe!! Have noticed that speakers in the U.S. are backing out when they find out that Bannon is on the roster. However he spoke at Oxford University (Union) on Friday. wow. imo in every speech he forwards global political, economic destruction and advances his 4th Turning conspiracies. imo the ‘brilliant mind” mythology is sick. What Bannon is ‘brilliant’ at is working the media and promoting white supremacy and nationalism.

  10. 20 deserflower
    November 19, 2018 at 8:23 am

  11. 21 deserflower
    November 19, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Would it be bad if I wished that the turkey bit him or flew in his hair? I just have a vision in my head….

  12. 23 deserflower
    November 19, 2018 at 10:05 am


  13. November 19, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Coming up soon: President Obama in conversation with Dave Eggers

  14. 26 deserflower
    November 19, 2018 at 10:19 am

  15. 27 deserflower
    November 19, 2018 at 10:21 am

    • November 19, 2018 at 11:04 am

      would you call it apathy or was there a challenge to the ‘2 minutes late’ reason for trashing the Broward votes? With all the on-line problems etc. how surprising is it that the critical vote report was – god forbid- TWO minutes late? After all the work to compile the votes…Crazy. is it OK to be faulty humans or how about faulty machines.

  16. 29 deserflower
    November 19, 2018 at 10:38 am

    This is sooooo messed up.

    • 30 Don
      November 19, 2018 at 10:51 am

      And I bet you that a lot of those R’s that voted Republican can least afford to vote Republican. I mean I know why, but why do people always vote against their best interest?

      • November 19, 2018 at 11:29 am

        Terra on the Obama Foundation Summit today explained about all the “curated views” passed on to us. An incredible thinker, she told how she was cut off in the mountains with parents with extreme views until College age, after which she got a Ph.D, went to Cambridge and worked through the extreme ideas that were handed to her. /imo Trumpies are well-distracted from the gigantic gap between rich and poor.

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  19. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    November 19, 2018 at 11:40 am

    • 36 mtmarilyn
      November 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      I can still repeat most of it. I don’t remember the age I was. I just remember memorizing it.

      • 37 jacquelineoboomer
        November 19, 2018 at 11:32 pm


        The longest speech I had to memorize in elementary school and “deliver” at a luncheon for the PTA was about Alaska’s becoming a state. Just gave away my age there. Ha!

  20. November 19, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    I agree with this

  21. 39 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Morning, TODville Community <3, always.

  22. 40 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    • 41 Nena20409
      November 19, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      💙🌊💙💯%…..That was Not a Thing 🤔👀😂🤣☺☺☺☺

  23. November 19, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    As Greenberg points out, that approach is causing Republicans to lose support among a majority of Americans. But Zachary Roth presciently noted back in 2016 that the party’s leaders have a plan for handling that reality: they’ve decided that “being outnumbered doesn’t have to mean losing.” In other words, anti-democratic strategies like voter suppression and gerrymandering were adopted in response. I expect that as the Republican base shrinks into an even smaller minority, the party will simply ramp up those strategies.

  24. November 19, 2018 at 1:25 pm

  25. 44 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 1:32 pm

  26. 45 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 1:53 pm

  27. 46 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 2:08 pm

  28. 47 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    • 48 Don
      November 19, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      I’m not saying that Brexit and Trump isn’t important, but over in the next town my wife’s cousin and her husband own a bakery and two guys tried to order a wedding cake. My wife’s cousin wouldn’t make the cake and now their business is being boycotted, they’re good Christians and they just don’t believe in that sort of thing. I believe Trump’s a good Christian man that’s made some mistakes, but I also believe that merica’s problems all started when prayer was taken out of the schools.

      • 49 idon
        November 19, 2018 at 5:49 pm

        I respect their beliefs but they decided to open a business to serve the public. And by public that means anyone who enters their place of business to purchase their services. I think they should be honest in their advertising and simply state they do not provide services to people who they believe would cause them to violate the tenets of their beliefs.

        Let me give you an example of the hypocrisy of not filling wedding cake orders for gay couples. The Bible prohibits premarital sex (fornication) between a man and woman. It is considered a sin. Now let’s suppose a couple comes in to order a wedding cake and the owner discovers the couple is living together. Would the owners refuse to serve them because they violated a biblical prohibition against premarital sex?. Do they believe God would interpret the making of the couple’s wedding cake as condoning the prohibitive behavior? My point is based on their reason to refuse service to the gay couple, it seems they would also have to refuse wedding cake services to all straight not yet married fornicating couples.

        While I’m not a Christian, my hubby and me I through the entire Bible every year.

  29. 50 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 2:29 pm

  30. 51 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Ignorance is Not a Bliss…..I never subscribed to that crap.

    • 52 0388jojothecat
      November 19, 2018 at 4:10 pm

      Say good bye to your once healthy children. This makes NO sense. I am glad Gov Brown withdrew those exemptions. These people travel with these kids on planes all over America. These people with “religious vaccine exemptions on file” should also be registered with airlines, all forms of transportation, amusement parks, or show proof of vaccinations.

  31. 53 deserflower
    November 19, 2018 at 2:51 pm


  32. November 19, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    • November 19, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FORGOTTEN…It was an awesom spectacle…

      On Jan. 28, she took heart from Obama’s defense of comprehensive reform in the State of the Union address and responded to his call to Congress to get it passed:

      “You go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, you go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole-vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in. But we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people.”
      On Feb. 28, she told members of her caucus that passing reform was worth the personal risk of electoral defeat:
      VARGAS…What do you say to your members, when it does come to the House to vote on this, who are in real fear of losing their seats in November if they support you now?

      PELOSI: Well first of all our members — every one of them — wants health care. I think everybody wants affordable health care for all Americans. They know that this will take courage. It took courage to pass Social Security. It took courage to pass Medicare. And many of the same forces that were at work decades ago are at work again against this bill.

      But the American people need it, why are we here? We’re not here just to self perpetuate our service in Congress. We’re here to do the job for the American people. To get them results that gives them not only health security, but economic security, because the health issue is an economic issue for — for America’s families.

  33. November 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm

  34. 57 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    • 58 pkayden
      November 19, 2018 at 6:59 pm

      Because Republicans and Trump are racist. And that’s why Republicans go out of their way to suppress Black votes.

    • 59 CEB
      November 19, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      Now, let’s see if there is any real inclusion, support, respect and prominence. History shows that we are used and disregarded and to tell you the truth, I do not expect anything to be different. So tired of Black women being the work horse or the mules (as Zora Neale Hurston said) of any and every group. What Malcolm X said over 50 years ago about how Black women are treated in this country is still true.

  35. 60 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 4:58 pm

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  37. 62 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 5:15 pm

  38. 63 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 5:16 pm

  39. 64 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 6:14 pm

  40. 66 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 6:45 pm

  41. 67 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 6:45 pm

  42. 72 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 6:51 pm

  43. 73 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm

  44. November 19, 2018 at 7:18 pm

  45. 75 No Child Left Behind
    November 19, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Of course, the elections are over and the BLUE WAVE did come!

  46. 77 No Child Left Behind
    November 19, 2018 at 7:25 pm

  47. 80 No Child Left Behind
    November 19, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I second that!

  48. 81 No Child Left Behind
    November 19, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    The Blue Wave! May has begun!

  49. 82 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 7:37 pm

  50. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    November 19, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Another shooting – in Denver – and a shooting at a hospital in Chicago. Plus, I’m sure, many more, across the country.

    When will we learn?

  51. November 19, 2018 at 7:39 pm

  52. November 19, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    How many more days are we going to spend talking about Nancy Pelosi and whether or not she’s qualified to be the Speaker of the House. ENOUGH.

    • 99 0388jojothecat
      November 19, 2018 at 8:30 pm

      She’s QUALIFIED….that’s the problem! We live in a world where UNQUALIFIED men/woman feel priviledged to whine why not me?

  53. 100 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm

  54. 101 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    • 102 Nena20409
      November 19, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      • 103 Nena20409
        November 19, 2018 at 8:32 pm

        • 104 0388jojothecat
          November 19, 2018 at 9:09 pm

          Yep, I remember during the late summer and into September, Morning Joke was saying “this talk about a Blue Tsunami will not materialize”. “The Dems are over playing their hand”, blah blah blah. NOW this morning some young guy on there said that the GA and FL Dems had NO proof of voter suppression and the GOP had no proof of voter fraud, what a jerk! There is CLEAR evidence of voter suppression if they would open their eyes.

  55. 105 Nena20409
    November 19, 2018 at 8:40 pm

  56. 106 Jey
    November 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    I think news organizations should boycott the WHCD this year. Read over at another site that the WH is not having a comedian this year. Sheesh one would think with all that’s heaped on media outlets, they would grow a spine and take a stance, and boycot!

    • 107 0388jojothecat
      November 19, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      They should not have a live televised WHCD this year or if they do it should be a very somber one. Like what Hollywood does where they list the journalist that have died. Paying tribute to Khashoggi.

    • 108 jacquelineoboomer
      November 19, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      I’ve watched those dinners since the Bill Clinton days. I’ll never watch any during the trump days. But I hope the news organizations would boycott them, as you said, or that the WHCA would cancel them altogether. They announce scholarships during the event, which can be done online.

  57. November 19, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    President Obama speaking to Dave Eggers at the Obama Foundation summit in Chicago today:
    “What does it mean for ordinary people to try to mobilize for a better life and how do they interact with older forms of power that try to crush their spirits and crush their voices and divide them? How do we work through that, how do we make an economy that doesn’t just work for some but works for everybody….all those challenges…that’s here! And so it (Chicago) becomes a great place to tell that story but also to convene and gather people to examine how we can get beyond that.”

    • November 19, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Dave: What message do you want to send them home with?
      “Look everybody here is just doing great…the thing that inspires me every time I come to these gatherings…whether it’s the full gatherings that we’ve had these last 2 years…or the conversations that I had with your counterparts wherever I traveled around the world,..this generation behind us is smarter, more sophisticated, more tolerant, more welcoming, more innovative, more creative certainly than i was…you all are ahead of the curve. And you’re no less idealistic, in some ways you are more idealistic, and you feel a greater sense of urgency about wrongs that need to be righted…You’re also coming of age at a time when the existing social and institutional arrangments of our society have broken down in many ways and the new ones have not risen up yet. So It is important for workers to have a voice. In the U.S. right now the labor movement represents around 7% of the private sector work force…so it’s up to somebody to re-imagine what does a 21st century workers’ organization look like and give it voice. We have corporations that are extraordinarily innovative and powerful and are producing more wealth at a faster clip than any time in human history, with great benefits to all of us, and yet these institutional arrangements I think everyone recognizes, have concentrated wealth – so much in the hands of the few and are increasingly leaving so many other people insecure, that it is not a stable system, or one that is likely to produce fulfilling happy lives…unless we make some modifications and that’s going to be up to some people out here to do that.”

    • November 19, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      “We have schools that don’t teach as well as they should, we’ve got governments that don’t listen and don’t work, we have media that seem to attract people’s attention, whose business model is built on addicting them to this…constant scattering of your attention, but that don’t actually allow you to reflect and understand the forces that are shaping your lives, and it’s going to be up to you to figure out how to refashion those institutions so they work. And that is a big project and it is a heavy burden, but what a joyous burden that is! What an exciting thing to be a part of, to figure that out.”

    • November 19, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      “Coz imagine if you were just born into a place that worked! You know, what would you be doing with yourselves? (laughter). Ahead is this grand adventure where you literally can remake the world right now because it badly needs remaking, and to be able to do that grounded in values that maybe you couldn’t even have accessed a thousand…500…150 years ago…but when I say that the world needs remaking I do want to leave you with the thought that there has been progress – it is not inevitable but it is there. And I’ve said this before…if you had to be born at any moment in human history and you didn’t know ahead of time whether you were going to be black, white, asian, latino, that you didn’t know…what country you were from, male, female, gay or straight, and you just said “you’re blind, you’re behind a veil, when do you want to be born?” You’d choose now….But the point I’m making is that that is a consequence of all that work that was done…by not just the famous people, not just the politicians…it wasn’t just Gandhi and Mandela and Dr. King and Gloria Steinem – it was this process of ordinary people feeling like “this isn’t right” and “I want more room to breathe, I want more say in how I am raising my kids, I want to feel as if the world is fair” and they fought for that space and it produced this bumpy but upward trajectory, and it is not inevitable – it can go down. You know if you were living in Vienna in the 1920s it would have been hard to imagine what would happen just 15 years later, 20 years later…so things can go backwards, but if you guys are working the way I think you are going to be working then they are going to go forwards instead.”

  58. November 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    • 116 0388jojothecat
      November 19, 2018 at 10:31 pm

      I would LOVE to see the humiliation of Cheater Kemp when he has to testify in court! This is so great, BUT no slam dunk! I believe the courts will protect Kemp but at least his reign will be tainted.

    • 117 cos
      November 19, 2018 at 10:47 pm

      I am sure Stacy has some of the best attorneys willing to reach out and help her. I an so proud that she is not going away quietly.

      • 118 jacquelineoboomer
        November 19, 2018 at 11:34 pm

        She is REALLY somebody to watch.

        • November 20, 2018 at 11:24 am

          yes she is…

          like i have said before….i want someone like her to vote for President…i am not YET impressed with those are who are said to run…She is the kind of candidate that will be needed to beat not only Trump and Trumpoism…but also the press that will be gunning for whomever the Democratic Nominee is….i fear for our elections in 2020…The White Nationalist forces of the world will be working to keep Trump in power…#WEThePeople cannot allow that to happen.The midterms thumping was a step towards #TruthandReconciliaton…but we have a ways to go….

          All bets will be off if Pelosi does not win the Speakership..

  59. 121 jacquelineoboomer
    November 19, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    I’ve watched this several times, over a couple of years.

  60. 124 Gazelle
    November 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    Elect Congress Person Jennifer Wexton of VA just gave me more faith why we voted for stellar women. This was a segment on Lawrence, but w/out Lawrence. And she held tight on Nancy as Speaker.

  61. 125 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2018 at 12:19 am

  62. 128 donna dem 4 obama
    November 20, 2018 at 8:08 am

    This tweet needs to get more attention because PBO nailed it especially considering the headlines about Ivanka’s emails.

  63. 129 deserflower
    November 20, 2018 at 8:12 am

    So busy yesterday that I had not seen this. She needs to be gone in 2020.

  64. 131 deserflower
    November 20, 2018 at 8:17 am

    I missed this, too

  65. 134 deserflower
    November 20, 2018 at 8:21 am

  66. 136 deserflower
    November 20, 2018 at 8:37 am

  67. 137 desertflower
    November 20, 2018 at 9:14 am

    We shall see:)

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