107 Responses to “True Fans”

  1. March 14, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    So wonderful, so moving. How she speaks with such respect and love and wonder, and what President Obama said to her. The depth and humanity and compassion and love of this family — it shines through in every interaction. Mary J. Blige, in awe and wonder, ten years later, near tears over the memory of her first time seeing President Obama, and of singing for him. Lean On Me. We leaned on him, and still are, and he has got us. Still to this day, Thank you NerdyWonka for still another stellar post.

    • 2 No Child Left Behind
      March 14, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      Echoing your statement and thank-you to NerdyWonka.

      Congrats on your gold medal!

  2. 3 marleysperson
    March 14, 2019 at 3:58 pm

  3. 6 No Child Left Behind
    March 14, 2019 at 4:15 pm


  4. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    March 14, 2019 at 4:31 pm

  5. 10 jer44
    March 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm

  6. 11 jer44
    March 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm

  7. 12 jer44
    March 14, 2019 at 5:05 pm

  8. March 14, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Poor Linds is so off his trolley…
    Does he know V.P. Pence just met with the openly gay Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar + his partner? Eeeeeeeeeeee.
    P.M. Varadkar: “I stand here, leader of my country, flawed and human, but judged by my political actions, and not by my sexual orientation, my skin tone, gender or religious beliefs.”

  9. 15 jer44
    March 14, 2019 at 7:35 pm

  10. 16 todjey
    March 14, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I wonder who has the goods on Lindsay Graham. 🤔

  11. 17 ggail44
    March 14, 2019 at 8:54 pm


  12. 18 ggail44
    March 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Can y’all see me? It’s GGail, now to be known as ggail44. Or am I stuck in moderation?

  13. 31 todjey
    March 14, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Sorry for the long post … but I just listened to this (Viking Economics) podcast … over at Best of The Left. Found it very interesting. Sorry but I couldn’t post a link.

    #1253 The Joy of Tax (Comparing the US and Scandinavian System … SHOW NOTES

    Ch. 1: Dean Baker on Taxing the Rich – CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) – Air Date 2-7-19

    We’ll talk about some of the proposals to reduce wealth and income inequality—what they can and can’t do, and why we need them all—with economist Dean Baker

    Ch. 2: Bruce Bartlett explains the GOP Starve the Beast strategy – Pitchfork Economics – Airdate 1-29-19

    Reaganomics and the destructive power of austerity. We need a strong and vocal socialist left to pull the conversation back to the left.

    Ch. 3: Democrats are Eisenhower Republicans – The Zero Hour w @RJEskow – Air Date 9-9-17

    Explaining how the GOP went from the party of fiscal responsibility to the opposite and why the Democrats took up the task themselves

    Ch. 4: George Lakey on Viking Economics and when change happens Part 1 – @InDeepRadio w @AngieCoiro – Air Date 12-27-17

    How did Nordic countries become what they are today? They’ve worked to eliminate poverty and produce an alternative vision of economies. Workers are happier and more productive.

    Ch. 5: How to Be Happy – Freakonomics Radio – Airdate 1-2-19

    Looking at Gross Domestic Product versus Gross National Happiness and how Nordic countries have built the social trust to afford sweeping social programs

    Ch. 6: George Lakey on Viking Economics and when change happens Part 2 – @InDeepRadio w @AngieCoiro – Air Date 12-1-17

    Why is America the way it is? Reagan. We were heading the way of Nordic economies but Reaganomics put America on the economic defense, regressing our progress.

  14. 34 ggail44
    March 14, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks Nerdy ❤

  15. 36 mtmarilyn
    March 14, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Good evening TOD family. My husband and I are sitting at LAX waiting to leave for Malaysia. Wwe are flying China Southern. Have a 3 hour layover in China then ont to Singapore. I hope to still follow. TOD while there. I just feel something is going to happen while we are out oof. Country. I kn’kow all of you will keep this community going.

    I have been very disappointed the Manfort sentences. I hope the Democrats keep the oversight going. We need our Democracy baa.

    • 37 Don
      March 14, 2019 at 9:33 pm

      Trust me, a 7 1/2 prison term for a 69 year old man will test him in every way imaginable.

    • 38 purpleshoesla
      March 14, 2019 at 11:55 pm

      Safe travels Marilyn! And enjoy!

    • 39 cd4biden
      March 15, 2019 at 12:57 am

      I heard someone on a talk show who said Mueller or SDNY or another govt entity may not be done with Manafort yet. They may retry him on the 8-10 counts he got off on or many of the other crimes he has committed that they have proof about. So not to worry about his light sentence. The courts are not done with him by a long shot. And then of course there are the House investigations.

    • 42 todjey
      March 15, 2019 at 4:30 am

      Wishing you safe travels, and please, be prepared for the heat and humidity ☺. As long as you have WiFi- shouldn’t be a problem following TOD. I hope you have a good time and If you like spicy food – hope you give ‘nasi lemak’ a try. (It’s my favorite -lol).

    • 43 marleysperson
      March 15, 2019 at 9:02 am

      Safe travels! Tell us all about it when you get back home:)

    • 44 Betsy
      March 15, 2019 at 10:25 am

      Safe travels Marilyn.

  16. 45 Hillary Darton
    March 14, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Sen. Tammy Baldwin, sending a big Wisconsin welcome to my dear friend and our former First Lady Michelle Obama, who’s speaking at the Mke Theatre

  17. 46 marleysperson
    March 14, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Lock him up

  18. 48 purpleshoesla
    March 15, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Ziiinggg! 😆 😆 Yasss Madame Speaker! 😆 😆

  19. 53 jer44
    March 15, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Michelle Obama and Conan O’Brien in Milwaukee.

  20. March 15, 2019 at 2:16 am

    The immoral filth and crime run deep, very deep through the sewer network that is the product of unrelenting greed and bigotry that has characterized the transformation of the GOP since the emergence of Nixon during McCarthy’s heyday.

    Goodnight TOD …

  21. 57 globalcitizenlinda
    March 15, 2019 at 8:24 am

    may comfort and strength pour on the victims, families and friends in New Zealand.

  22. 59 marleysperson
    March 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Morning everyone. Thread

  23. 60 marleysperson
    March 15, 2019 at 9:12 am


  24. 64 marleysperson
    March 15, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Hate is taught.

  25. 65 Nerdy Wonka
    March 15, 2019 at 9:28 am

    REMINDER: While the issue is being resolved with WordPress, if you’re stuck in moderation and have previously been commenting on TOD, please DM me on Twitter and let me know your TOD username so I can get you unstuck.

    Thanks again for your patience. 😀

  26. 66 marleysperson
    March 15, 2019 at 9:37 am

    • March 15, 2019 at 10:19 am

      White supremacists are pooping it up all over the globe,
      fueled by Trump and his tweets, such as his ominous threat the other day.
      New Zealand is not known for gun incidents and so this is a new victory for the vicious right which is contaminating the world.

  27. March 15, 2019 at 9:39 am

  28. March 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

    “After 49 Muslims are Murdered, Trump Tweets Link to Anti-Muslim Website.”
    -Dicktraitor tweets a link to Breitbart news.Thus legitimizing the Neo-Nazi alt-right.
    -And making Breitbart the go-to for his base.

    • 74 No Child Left Behind
      March 15, 2019 at 10:54 am

      Of course. That is what Orange Man does best. Feed the vilest instincts of his followers!.

      Investigators have confirmed that the same man who streamed 17 minutes of footage of himself opening fire at the downtown mosque from a helmet camera also published a 74-page manifesto that mentioned Roof.

      “In the manifesto, the purported shooter identified himself as a 28-year-old white man born in Australia,” Isaac Stanley-Becker reports. “He described his motivation, which he said involved defending ‘our lands’ from ‘invaders’ and ensuring ‘a future for white children.’ … Its title, ‘The Great Replacement,’ echoes the rallying cry of, among others, the torch-bearing protesters who marched in Charlottesville in 2017.

  29. 75 marleysperson
    March 15, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Me too

  30. 77 jer44
    March 15, 2019 at 10:49 am

    LIVE SOON – Beto O’Rourke campaigns in Mount Pleasant, Iowa – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-07

    • March 15, 2019 at 11:25 am

      The fake U.S. president is a terrorist sympathizer.
      Maybe Beto will continue to speak freely.
      Earlier today on CBS he said: “If there was not collusion there was at least the effort to collude with a foreign power” and “if there was not obstruction of justice, there was certainly the effort to obstruct justice”. Agreed.
      And now America is responsible to all who have incarnated on the planet to REMOVE Trump from power with urgency.

  31. 79 jer44
    March 15, 2019 at 11:02 am

  32. 80 jer44
    March 15, 2019 at 11:07 am

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  33. March 15, 2019 at 11:12 am

    No, Mueller is not anywhere near done.

  34. 82 No Child Left Behind
    March 15, 2019 at 11:26 am


    … though not so happy for many, unfortunately.

  35. March 15, 2019 at 11:37 am

  36. March 15, 2019 at 12:27 pm

  37. 85 whenpamelawandered
    March 15, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Anyone in, around or near Burbank next week, Discover Humanity is hosting a wonderful event, admission FREE, and imho is not to be missed! Especially the SoCal TODer’s, I just know you will want to see Denéa again, and hear first hand how Discover Humanity was born!


  38. March 15, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Humans seem not wired to cognize gradual, incremental change. This is being used against us.
    For example global warming:
    Rapid warming in the Arctic is weakening the jet stream and driving extreme weather: Greenland ice melt, Earth’s bellwether, has tripled.
    “Devastating Arctic warming of 9-16°F now ‘locked in,’ UN researchers warn: “A sleeping giant awakes” as carbon-rich permafrost starts to thaw.”

    • March 15, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      Trump pretends global warming is not happening. Thus abetting destroyers of the planet, global Oil moguls and Vladimir Putin who is waiting to extract $Trillion$ in Siberian oil. Putin must be pleased to know that 40 years of Big Oil lying about global warming has resulted in “Siberian permafrost at depths of up to 30 feet warmed a remarkable 1.6°F (0.9°C) from 2007 to 2016.”

    • March 15, 2019 at 12:54 pm

      While Arctic permafrost melts releasing deadly high pollution methane: Toxic white supremacy, nationalism and xenophobia is spreading. The trick is to find the weak spot in each country and capitalize on it: Under certain conditions it is possible to make people believe the most fantastic ideas and even un-believe them again instead of turning on their leaders. Propaganda worked in 2016.
      Why cannot the British see that it must have a re-vote on Brexit for example? After 2 years of right-manufactured hell are they still victims?
      – Putin and the global right is bombarding America the world and drowning us in tweets and trivialities.
      – But we can pick our marks.
      – Please let’s focus on 1) capping global warming 2) Protecting our Earth by getting Trump & enablers out by every urgent possible means.

  39. March 15, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Right ON!

  40. March 15, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    THREAD..pls read..

  41. 91 marleysperson
    March 15, 2019 at 2:19 pm


  42. March 15, 2019 at 2:20 pm

  43. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    March 15, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Happy Ides of March, y’all!

    Something happy to read:

  44. March 15, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Hello, TODville Community.
    I hope all is managing today.
    My deepest sympathy to the Muslim Community in New Zealand.

  45. 95 nena20409
    March 15, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    It’s Friday, Mueller Friday…..I hope.

    • 96 nena20409
      March 15, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      Thank You, NW…..I’m back in the saddle.
      It worked.
      OK….I will be comment again…..Hip, Hip, Hip, Hooray!

  46. 97 jer44
    March 15, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    LIVE SOON – Beto O’Rourke campaigns in Washington, Iowa – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-1

  47. 98 nena20409
    March 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm

  48. 99 jer44
    March 15, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Kellyanne Conway’s husband posts tweetstorm about President Trump’s mental state http://hill.cm/n8U6c3c

  49. March 15, 2019 at 3:01 pm

  50. 101 nena20409
    March 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    RBG is 86yo Today.

  51. March 15, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Everyone needs to listen to this and share as widely as possible …

    Thank you

  52. March 15, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Brenton Tarrant live-streamed his terrorist attack and published a manifesto
    in which he praised Donald Trump as
    “A symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”
    Donald Trump tweets the following link:
    “Breitbart News Network https://t.co/HdGfwuASWC via @BreitbartNews — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2019″
    WHAT is his explanation?

  53. 105 jer44
    March 15, 2019 at 3:39 pm

  54. 106 Hillary Darton
    March 15, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Love Michelle Obama

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