Make A Difference Today




124 Responses to “Make A Difference Today”

  1. 1 sjterrid
    November 22, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, TOD

    I’m so grateful for Chips, Nerdy, and all of you here at the Diary.

  2. 2 Don
    November 22, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you, I’m so glad to be a part of the TOD family. Though might not always agree on everything, but one thing is for sure, we value everyone’s opinion here. And remember, as we sit down to enjoy a wonderful meal with family and friends, if your greens didn’t turn out just right this year, there’s always next year.

  3. 11 PrayerWarriorforObama
    November 22, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to TOD community, especially those who celebrate this day. We are all thankful for the blessings we enjoy each day. I am also thankful that you, our TOD friends in the USA, and indeed the entire universe,can now enjoy the light that is emerging from behind the dark clouds of evil trumpism.

  4. 12 Obama Grandmama
    November 22, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to all on this blog and your families. You give me a place to go to be heard so as not to feel alone or in despair over our current political disaster. I give thanks for this blog and those running it and on it.

  5. 13 Jey
    November 22, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating today.

    Thank you NW for keeping TOD a safe place for us.

  6. November 22, 2018 at 1:47 pm

  7. 15 desertflower
    November 22, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. Love my family here….PS. When I see PBO smile, my heart is full. That is all.

  8. 16 Betsy
    November 22, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you here on TOD. Hope you have a wonderful day with your family wherever you are!

  9. 17 deserflower
    November 22, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Among the many things I am thankful for:)

    • 18 0388jojothecat
      November 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

      He can’t explain away the Lester Holt interview because he said it, we all saw him say it, and if he tries to say it was doctored….good luck with that. I can’t believe this people tweet stuff and don’t think it will bite them in the ass. Fake WH Occupant can say he did not send the tweets but he has said so many things on video that Mueller can pull from.

  10. 19 deserflower
    November 22, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    • 20 Beaglemom
      November 23, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you, Mr. Brennan, for continuing to speak up. Our country needs patriots like you.

      Brennan’s tweet was the sort of tweet that the leader of the country should send out on a day like Thanksgiving Day. It’s important to remember that just three years ago we had a stellar president and leader. I hope that we, as a nation, will be able to shake off our sordid present and keep moving forward as President Obama urged us to.

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  13. 25 Susanne
    November 22, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Aloha and Happy Thanksgiving to all of the TOD ohana. I’m so grateful for this community, and for the awesome president who inspired it. ❤️

  14. 26 deserflower
    November 22, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Damn regulations! (Snark) Freedom to water the veggies we eat with shit water… so we can get sick… and have organ failure… was this the plan? I happen to LIKE regulations that keep me and my family safe!!


  15. 30 deserflower
    November 22, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    New Lion King movie 🍿

  16. 32 deserflower
    November 22, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Beautiful family. Hope he will be the senator from MS soon! Vote people!

  17. November 22, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving TOD & many thanks to Nerdy for enabling the community to persist.

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  19. 37 JER
    November 22, 2018 at 7:56 pm

  20. 38 vcprezofan2
    November 22, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Hi folks, just rolling in to say ….

    Meeting with you all over the last almost-decade, listening and sharing, and coming for political solace and nurturing have added depth to my existence. THANKS to you all!

    Also too, before the month’s over, I also want to lift a hand for ….

  21. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    November 22, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    • 41 Beaglemom
      November 23, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      That was really interesting. We had lots of conversation on Thanksgiving Day about the country. Given, my family is solidly liberal and Democratic, but part of the discussion was about the loss of “the art of compromise” in today’s politics. We know that it is the GOP that has refused to compromise on important issues (think McConnell’s meeting with fellow GOP senators on January 20, 2009) and that the GOP has convinced supporters that “compromise” is somehow evil and negative. It is neither of those things. It is how people with different outlooks can come together and move forward. I think the concept disappeared from the GOP mindset when the last important GOP member of Congress politician, who had served the country in WWII retired or died. Why? I’m not sure. Maybe it was that during WWII everybody joined together, once a state of war was declared, and worked and fought and helped one another in a common effort to combat fascism. That struggle is rising again and will have to be faced by people of both political parties and we will all have to fight against the rise of authoritarianism in this country to preserve our history, our future. It cannot be achieved without the willingness of all to compromise with one another.

      PS. i love to see those old civics films. They seem so fake but they were mainly made shortly after WWII and in the era that saw the rise of demagogues like McCarthy.

  22. 42 lynn
    November 23, 2018 at 6:04 am

    I am thankful for Ms. Nerdy, Ms. Chips and all the wonderful folks here who have helped me preserve some sanity over the years.

  23. 45 desertflower
    November 23, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Morning everyone

  24. 47 desertflower
    November 23, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Sometimes I feel like this, too

  25. 50 desertflower
    November 23, 2018 at 10:34 am

    If you need to laugh. A lot:)

  26. 51 desertflower
    November 23, 2018 at 11:12 am

    From the “What a freaking good idea” files

  27. 54 desertflower
    November 23, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Tick tock, MF’er.

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  29. 57 JER
    November 23, 2018 at 12:19 pm

  30. 59 desertflower
    November 23, 2018 at 12:21 pm

  31. 60 deserflower
    November 23, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I bet he IS!!!

  32. November 23, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Nov 19th:
    The Govt of the United Arab Emirates held the Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities’ first forum, “Child Dignity in the Digital World,”
    in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, with its Executive Committee headed by His Highness Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the United Arab Emirates. In collaboration with international organizations with expertise and global influence on interfaith and child protection, including Pontificia Universita, UNICEF, We Protect Global Alliance, Child Dignity in the Digital World, Arigatou International, Religions for Peace and End Violence Against Children.
    See beautiful Abu Dhabi forum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=138&v=tio2pfS6WL4

  33. 69 deserflower
    November 23, 2018 at 2:36 pm


  34. 71 deserflower
    November 23, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Keeping good thoughts

    • 72 Dudette
      November 23, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      Oh no! I hope he can recover from this.

    • 73 jacquelineoboomer
      November 23, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      I’m sorry, but – and I know now isn’t the time – I’ve been expecting quite a few of these targets of trump to start showing the wear and tear. May not be what happened in Gen. Hayden’s case, but may have contributed. Hope he recovers fast.

  35. 77 deserflower
    November 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm


  36. 78 JER
    November 23, 2018 at 4:58 pm

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    • 83 jacquelineoboomer
      November 23, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      After the Florida and Georgia races, I’m afraid to get my hopes up … but I sure want him to win!

      • November 23, 2018 at 9:16 pm

        Understood, Jacqueline. Hope you and your family had as glorious a Thanksgiving as possible given all the heartbreak you’ve experienced this past year.

        • 85 jacquelineoboomer
          November 23, 2018 at 9:29 pm

          Bob – Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. Yes, our hearts clung together through our shared (fabulous) memories of my son and their dad and granddad! Hope you and yours also enjoyed a wonderful holiday!

  40. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    November 23, 2018 at 6:45 pm

  41. 87 Nena20409
    November 23, 2018 at 6:57 pm

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  44. November 23, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Apparently not all R’s live in a post-truth, facts-devoid bubble ….

  45. 92 deserflower
    November 23, 2018 at 8:36 pm


    • November 23, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      Making Bannon a foot-soldier + pawn of KOCH brothers, EXXON, Rosneft and Big Oil who are:
      Using nationalism, racism and religious bigotry to get what they want globally. (…Ditto Trump, nra, et al.)

  46. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    November 23, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Warning … Children of the Corn photo. Season’s greetings!

    • 95 deserflower
      November 23, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      I always think of them as Children of the Corn:) Funny to see someone else refer to them that way:) 😂

    • 97 cos
      November 23, 2018 at 10:50 pm

      Photo is missing Melania. She is complicit. because she is reaping a lot of benefits being a part of this crime family.

      • 98 jacquelineoboomer
        November 23, 2018 at 11:48 pm

        Oh big time. And you can tell she’d sell the rest of ’em “down the river,” if she could. Ugh. Can’t I’m not them. And now I am off to an early sleep! Sleep well when you get there, COS!

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  48. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    November 23, 2018 at 9:27 pm


  49. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    November 23, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    For a laugh.

  50. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    November 23, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    I avoided trump news on Thanksgiving … now I know why. This thread is freakin’ unbelievable.

  51. 110 deserflower
    November 23, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Match made in heaven… or it that hell??

  52. 111 jacquelineoboomer
    November 23, 2018 at 10:34 pm


  53. November 23, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Recommend Lawrence’s show tonight…recap of the election…plus replay of Michael Moore’s optimistic take. thanks Lawrence!

  54. November 23, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Goodnight TOD ….

  55. 114 vcprezofan2
    November 24, 2018 at 12:03 am

  56. 115 jacquelineoboomer
    November 24, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Not sure I can handle watching this video right before going to sleep, but this is what “being an American” should look like … not what the current haters-in-charge look like.

    Goodnight, TODville, and all the ships at sea!

    • 116 Beaglemom
      November 24, 2018 at 7:34 am

      What a good man. So many of us Americans hope and pray that someone in this administration wakes up one morning and decides that this cruel, unnecessary and evil treatment of innocent must end. We celebrate the birth of a baby at Christmas. How can we incarcerate children like this here?

      • 117 0388jojothecat
        November 24, 2018 at 8:53 am

        Exactly! These same people will want to pass legislation America is a “Christian Nation” yet treat the weakest of our nation with contempt, incarceration, starvation, and other cruelties. There is very little “Christ” in the hearts and policies of GOP legislators.

      • 118 jacquelineoboomer
        November 24, 2018 at 8:41 pm

        Well said!

  57. November 24, 2018 at 9:31 am

    • November 24, 2018 at 2:04 pm

      APOLOGY required and open conversation in Ms. Williams’ Senate.
      What kind of a gun will fit into someone’s vagina? Who gave the go-ahead on the protocol to treat Ms. Williams this way? If officers want slabs of meat to push around they can go out and buy it. Please END this degradation and humiliation.

  58. 122 desertflower
    November 24, 2018 at 9:56 am

    FFS, MS! DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS CRETIN! When she shows you who she is, BELIEVE HER!


    JACKSON, Miss. — U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith attended and graduated from a segregation academy that were set up so that white parents could avoid having to send their children to schools with black students, a yearbook reveals.

    #A group photo in the 1975 edition of The Rebel—the Lawrence County Academy Yearbook—illustrates the point. High-school cheerleaders smile at the camera as they lie on the ground in front of their pom-poms, fists supporting their heads. In the center, the mascot, dressed in what appears to be an outfit designed to mimic that of a Confederate general, offers a salute as she holds up a large Confederate flag.

    • 123 idon
      November 24, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    • 124 Sandy1110
      November 24, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      She couldn’t tell you any better who she is. She’s part of a generation that has plenty of Confederate-loving throwbacks like Jeff Sessions and too many of the older Southern congresspeople.

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