Happy Happy Holidays!

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  1. 1 Betsy
    December 25, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Merry Christmas everybody!!

    • December 25, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Merry Christmas Betsy

    • 3 Beaglemom
      December 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Somehow, it means more than usual that President and Mrs. Obama have sent their good wishes to us, the American people, today. There is such ire and hatred gushing forth from the White House right now. We need the reassurance that the Obamas provide from their hearts.

  2. 4 desertflower
    December 25, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      December 25, 2018 at 5:40 pm


    December 25, 2018 at 5:37 pm


  4. 10 desertflower
    December 25, 2018 at 6:15 pm


  5. December 25, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    When i see beautiful pies like this is think of meta….

    Merry Chistmas everyone…

  6. 12 Jewelz
    December 25, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Merry Christmas everyone! And thanks Nerdy Wonka for everything you do.

  7. 13 Nerdy Wonka
    December 25, 2018 at 7:55 pm

  8. 17 Hillary Darton
    December 25, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Now watch Michelle Obama and then watch Melania Trump. Michelle is the best First Lady this country have had in along time.

  9. 18 99ts
    December 25, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Merry Christmas TODers – may the New Year revive the spirit and bring much needed happiness and recovery.

  10. 19 desertflower
    December 25, 2018 at 9:45 pm

  11. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    December 25, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    I love Nancy Pelosi.

  12. 21 Judith Fardig
    December 25, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy Mueller Year, TOD!

    December 25, 2018 at 11:36 pm


  14. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    December 26, 2018 at 12:33 am

    Too funny! Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea!

  15. 25 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Great news this morning

  16. 26 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 9:16 am

  17. 27 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 9:41 am


  18. December 26, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Praying for A bit of UMOJA among Dems …we have a tough job in front of us…to save the country and our democracy…we must see what is before us and have the courage to see it thru…and not be distracted by all the noise and disfunction


  19. 34 Don
    December 26, 2018 at 10:29 am

    When the trump presidency ends its going to take a lot of hard and messy work to restore our standing in the world.

    • 35 desertflower
      December 26, 2018 at 10:54 am

      Got that right. I’m hoping the world understands this, as for hundreds of years before this ‘corrupt install’ we have been a strong leader and friend in the world. This is not normal for America. I hope they remember and forgive this stain

  20. 36 JER
    December 26, 2018 at 10:40 am


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  22. December 26, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Good morning, TOD family. A belated Merry Christmas!

    Nerdy, as always, THANK YOU for the gift that you daily give us; a calm port in the storm! Chips and Danny, love and miss you!

    Yesterday morning, for the first time in 2 years, 1 month, and 10 days, I woke up in my own bed, in my own home. Restoration isn’t finished yet, however, it is far enough along that we can hang out here for the holiday week. Will move back to the rental on New year’s day. Expect the house to be finished by Jan 15th, then moving in by the 30th.

    Just Mom and I for Christmas Dinner. God-daughters arrived late last night; Grandson and D-i-L #1 will arrive Friday. No word yet on if Granddaughter and D-i-L #2 will be joining us. Doing a scaled down party, here at the house on Saturday; home-made soups and sandwiches. Expecting about 30 folks. I’m Blessed.

  23. 42 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Looking good so far

  24. 44 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 1:42 pm


    • 45 Don
      December 26, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Maybe he’s defecting?

    • December 26, 2018 at 2:21 pm


      i pray that we make it..through this time of turmoil..America, despite its flaws is needed in the world….i must say i am so very worried…but if we can’t prevent the inhumanity like what’s happening at the border how can we effect change in places like Yemen

      • 50 desertflower
        December 26, 2018 at 2:31 pm

        I’m exhausted from being in a constant hyper state. When President Obama was leading our country, I was relaxed and felt safe and knew everything would be handled thoughtfully and with the country’s best interests at heart. I feel none of this now, and have not, since this fraud got installed into the Oval Office. We need the nightmare over. I’m so grateful that Americans voted and at least we have a check on him in the House. I really, really wanted the Senate, too… but we shall see what becomes of things now. Eyes open. We plow ahead and move our country to a better place together

        • 51 Beaglemom
          December 26, 2018 at 2:56 pm

          My feelings exactly, Desertflower. I wrote to President Obama just before Jan. 20, 2017, to thank him, his wife and family, and the Bidens for having made so many of us feel safer and more confident about our country’s place in the world. Since that Inauguration Day, it’s all been the opposite. I hope we turn things around in the next presidential election.

          • 52 desertflower
            December 26, 2018 at 3:39 pm

            Right there with you. I hope that he got to read your kind note of thanks.

            I swear, we are all suffering from PTSD

  25. 53 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Damage control

  26. 55 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    For those that were either sleeping or in denial

  27. 56 Hillary Darton
    December 26, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    So that Russia President Donald J. Troop went to visit the troops in Iraq. I guess we are suppose to forget that he has the government shutdown because he want a wall.

    • 57 Obama Grandmama
      December 27, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      I think with all his problems of the last couple weeks he is using the troop visit to appear more Presidential. He always seems to do things for PR reasons and ratings.

  28. 58 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 4:25 pm

  29. 59 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 4:30 pm

  30. 60 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    From MaddowBlog. This makes me happy

    * The race to take on Martha McSally (R) in Arizona’s Senate special election in 2020 is apparently already underway, with four prominent Democrats weighing candidacies. According to Politico, among the likely contenders is Mark Kelly, the former astronaut and Navy veteran married to former Rep. Gabby Giffords.

    • December 27, 2018 at 8:15 am

      i find it fascinating that the press has just about erased DNC Chair ..Tom Perez from the picture….i just have to smile because if he had failed his set goals …they would be all over him…His Motto…to run everywhere…to support candidates that match their districts…is great…Pelosi on the other hand has to find a way to find common ground for all the different methods…like we all think that HealthCare is a right…but there are different proposals on how to achieve that….Pelosi will have to use all her skills to create consensus and head off infighting…esp among those members who want to flex their muscles

      • 62 Obama Grandmama
        December 27, 2018 at 12:47 pm

        I remember when there was all the flack about Obama not going for Medicare for all and the public option being killed in ACA. Then our pragmatic president said we may need to get to Medicare for all in stages and his was the first stage and best chance at that time. We also heard that Canada had started in a similar fashion so if the healthcare does switch it will still be due to Obama realizing that you have to make a compromised start and get the public on your side through some experience before a better option can be realized. I just pray the Supreme Court does not squelch it. Unlike the theories I have heard I think Justice Roberts may go along with killing it due to the mandate being gone since he was the one insisting it was legal due to the mandate being part of the taxes.

  31. 63 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Oh, look! Another fraud and liar! He attracts them.

  32. 64 Idon
    December 26, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Mark Kelly would be awesome. Yes yes yes!

  33. 66 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Eyes opening. Facts matter

  34. 67 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 6:15 pm


  35. 68 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    I hate this grifter.

    • 69 jacquelineoboomer
      December 26, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      Used to work in Navy Public Affairs outside of D.C., and if we even THOUGHT a congressman or whoever was going to do any political talking on a visit, especially during an election year (which is every year for this orange jerk), we’d move the visit to the local university so it wouldn’t be where the workforce could hear it. This MAGA crap could be a violation of The Hatch Act. He makes me sick.

      Did I mention he makes me sick?

  36. 70 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 7:37 pm


  37. 71 criquet
    December 26, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    US, there is a really big problem!

  38. 73 jacquelineoboomer
    December 26, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    A reminder may have been posted already, but the Kennedy Center Honors are coming up on CBS in a couple minutes, if interested. 🙂

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  40. 76 desertflower
    December 26, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    You know what I learned tonight? I learned that trump got rid of Janet Yellin, not because she was bad at her job, she wasn’t, but that she was too short. Physically too short. WTAF!

    • December 26, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      America should get rid of prez clownstick because he’s too ignorant, weak, crass, pathetic, mean, entitled, stupid, asinine, criminal, rude, cruel, selfish and…the list goes on. Notice there’s no need to mention any physical attributes?

  41. December 26, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Hamilton and Lin Manuel are being feted at the Kennedy Honors….

    i hope the next President resumes being a part of the Kennedy Honors..

    • 79 jacquelineoboomer
      December 27, 2018 at 12:43 am

      I could only watch part of it … because I knew President Obama would NOT be speaking at the end of this one. And I think maybe yuck I may have seen Betsy “Cruella” DeVos in the audience. That was it for me. The parts I saw were great, though, and congrats to the honorees.

      • December 27, 2018 at 7:31 am

        Isn’t it interesting how the sparkle has gone out of things …now that the Obamas are not there….maybe it is just me…but i feel such a loss

        • 81 desertflower
          December 27, 2018 at 8:37 am

          No,it’s not just you.

        • 82 CEB
          December 27, 2018 at 8:41 am

          It is not just you. The Obamas loved us and wanted us to be in on everything. This was especially gratifying to marginalized people. I always enjoyed when the cameras focused on he and Michelle to see how they were reacting to the various acts; the audience members would do this as well. I also looked forward to seeing what fashion Michelle was slaying in.

        • 83 jacquelineoboomer
          December 27, 2018 at 1:42 pm

          Yes. The good part is that the Obamas occasionally emerge and we get to see they are having a great life together, which keeps us going! They are loved around the world.
          And they know how loved they will always be – which is important, too! (That keeps me from allowing myself to miss them as much!)

        • 84 jacquelineoboomer
          December 27, 2018 at 1:44 pm

  42. December 27, 2018 at 8:37 am

    FL Michelle Obama is at the top of the most admired woman contest…whooooo hooooo…she is getting her just due…smile…

    but of course these folks had to bash Hillary Clinton….i am so astounded…that a woman who perennially has won this contest…is treated with such scorn and disrespect…

    why didn’t they just Celebrate FL Michelle Obama…but i feel that this is more about Hillary Clinton than Michelle Obama….sigh…maybe i am reading too much into it…but it just irritates me…

    here is the tweet….let me know what you think…

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  44. 88 desertflower
    December 27, 2018 at 9:03 am


    • December 27, 2018 at 10:20 am

      This is why records were not kept…he never planned to reunite children with their families…and the immigrants were a source of cheap labor…dare i say…shades of slavery…

  45. 90 desertflower
    December 27, 2018 at 9:10 am

    He did all this wrong in a 3 hour timespan

    • 91 desertflower
      December 27, 2018 at 9:11 am

      Remember how much time we spent on a tan suit President Obama wore? He never broke any rules by wearing a tan suit. Wonder if the press will be all over this mess?

  46. 92 desertflower
    December 27, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Thread. People need to know he’s lying. Again

  47. 93 desertflower
    December 27, 2018 at 9:59 am


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  49. 97 desertflower
    December 27, 2018 at 11:00 am

  50. 98 desertflower
    December 27, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Think about it

  51. 99 anjo
    December 27, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Merry Christmas, i have family visiting they moved to their new retirement house, busy at work, thought of you all but had no time to sign in so here it is MERRY CHRISTMAS TODers, hope you had a wonderful time with friends and family..back to the grind stone

  52. 100 Dudette
    December 27, 2018 at 1:03 pm


  53. 101 Obama Grandmama
    December 27, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I saw Vice Christmas evening with two of my grown children at our family gathering in Reno. I recommend seeing it. Nineteen of us were there for seven days. What fun! My oldest son drove down from Seattle to travel along with me to help me as we flew out of PDX and I am using a walker currently for distances. (My only real hip joint is going out as I have had both knees and one hip replaced) My second son and family live in Reno and were hosting this year. My youngest daughter and family flew from MN and my other daughter and family flew there from Munich, Germany. I realize just being together is my biggest gift and blessing.

  54. 102 Dudette
    December 27, 2018 at 1:08 pm

  55. 103 Dudette
    December 27, 2018 at 1:13 pm

  56. 104 Dudette
    December 27, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Cool Dad!

  57. 105 Dudette
    December 27, 2018 at 1:32 pm


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  59. 108 desertflower
    December 27, 2018 at 1:41 pm

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  61. 112 Dudette
    December 27, 2018 at 1:52 pm


    I agree with this! 👇🏾

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  64. 121 desertflower
    December 27, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    You should really read this thread

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  66. 125 Jey
    December 27, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Love this photo too. They are truly amazing for all that they do for the betterment of humanity.

  67. 126 desertflower
    December 27, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    I’m guessing

  68. 127 Jey
    December 27, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Why do ppl support an outright liar like PP?

    Next time one runs into a PP supporter … should ask ‘what does it say about you to condone a liar?’.
    Is that how their parents raised them … that, lying is a virtue?????

  69. December 27, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    “How we approach the challenges we currently face is as important as tackling them. Even more so than during the Obama presidency, our democratic institutions are threatened and they are the only thing that separates us from tyranny. While it is tempting to look at people like Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell with an eye towards giving back as good as they’ve dished out, it is critical that Democrats reject any and all anti-democratic strategies that have been employed and remind voters that tyranny is never the answer—no matter how angry or scared we are.”


    helped to give me a bit of clarity

  70. December 27, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    he is talking about poll numbers of Biden…


    • 130 Obama Grandmama
      December 27, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      My thoughts on the next Presidential team is similar in that I have been thinking Biden for Prez with Beto for VP. Then in four years Beto for Prez with Kamala Harris for VP. Then Kamala for Prez….

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