110 Responses to “Deeper Than Numbers”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    March 19, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Hello, everybody! The sun is shining (where I am) and from my position on the inside it looks as if Spring may be thinking seriously of arriving. That’d be good. 🙂

    Thank you to NerdyW and everyone who has been contributing here in these strange times. It’s always calming to enter the village and be reminded that I am /we are not alone.

    • 3 Dudette
      March 19, 2019 at 7:37 pm

      It’s always great to see you here, Lovely VC! I second your sentiment about the calming oasis here at TOD. I’m so grateful for Mama Chipstick’s one-of-kind creation, for Nerdy’s dedicated stewardship, and for the wonderful contributors and family we’ve become here to our little corner of the interwebs, including you. 😘💋

      • 4 vcprezofan2
        March 19, 2019 at 9:10 pm

        Thank you, {{{D-ette}}}.

        Yea, I’ll forever be grateful to the “Founder, Curator, Head Rabble Rouser, Czarina Chips, Quintessential Queen of Cool”. [Do you remember this partial list of titles you crafted for her?] Whenever I see evidence of another ‘for real’ meeting of TOD regulars I wonder if CC is aware how many family get-togethers her blog has spawned. In truth if there’s one giant wish that never leaves my mind, it’s that CC would just step back in once more, however briefly, to let us know she is doing alright and to give us an opportunity to give her a huge hug of appreciation. Seeing DannyO again would be a terrific treat too.

        • 5 Dudette
          March 19, 2019 at 9:14 pm

          I’m totally with you on all of that. What a treat it would be to see them both here in the village again!

          • March 20, 2019 at 12:28 am

            I for one miss Chips’ delicious sense of humor. Hope you’re hanging tough, lovely lady! And Danny. 💞

            Much love, happiness, super appreciation for our NW. Always Magnificent. ❤

        • 7 whenpamelawandered
          March 20, 2019 at 2:14 am

          “BlogTyrant” just may pop in with a big hug and a bag of cheesy puffs soon, as there is an ‘event’ on the calendar, one not to be missed, in another day, or two, or Three!! A-hem, hint, hint, a-hem ♥️

          • 8 vcprezofan2
            March 20, 2019 at 4:40 pm

            lol – Wouldn’t *that* be something to make my day!

            [ps: my email silence is due to the current, and ongoing, emptiness of my brain. hopefully one day soon if/when my brain cells return I’ll be gabby again. blessings.]

    • 9 jacquelineoboomer
      March 19, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      Spring will be here tomorrow, officially, VC (they tell us). I peeked out at the sunshine this morning and actually sat outside on my front porch for 10 minutes. I always like to reintroduce myself to the neighbors each Spring. Ha!

      • 10 vcprezofan2
        March 19, 2019 at 8:35 pm

        ‘I always like to reintroduce myself to the neighbors each Spring.’ /chuckle/

        Wouldn’t you know I actually saw, and waved to, my neighbour on my return from a quick trip to the Blinds store! I don’t remember seeing her all winter. The sitting on the porch now is beyond me – I never do that no matter how great the weather is in any season. (It used to befuddle my mother when I’d adamantly recommend that she sit in the back yard instead of on the porch.)

  2. March 19, 2019 at 4:07 pm


  3. March 19, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    when i see the things that Pres Obama is doing…it seems so surreal like there are two Universes

  4. 15 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    He was amazing

  5. 16 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    He was amazing

    • 17 marleysperson
      March 19, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      Again. 2 posts. I’m so sorry. I have no idea why

      • 18 cd4biden
        March 19, 2019 at 6:55 pm

        No need to apologize, df. I don’t think it upsets anyone here that some of your items post twice. As I said before, some of them are worth reading twice, this one in particular. Thank you for it. Thank you for it. 🙂

  6. 19 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 5:26 pm

  7. 21 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 5:27 pm


  8. 22 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Me three

  9. 25 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Count on it

  10. 26 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Oh. Shocker. Kidding.

  11. 27 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    They sound perfect for each other. Match made in heaven

  12. 28 Dudette
    March 19, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    I miss having a real President. 😔

  13. 29 Dudette
    March 19, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Speaking of numbers

    • 30 cd4biden
      March 19, 2019 at 9:28 pm

      Well, yeah! Of course, silly. It will destroy their personal economy. I mean how will they live with only a $10 million raise instead of $30 million if they have to give a 100% raise to all their employees. Imagine anyone getting a 100% raise. Who gets those? No one around here gets a 100% raise. Oh, the boss does? Well, but he’s the boss. He deserves it. Oops, I mean he “earns” it. 😤

  14. 31 Dudette
    March 19, 2019 at 7:48 pm

  15. 32 Dudette
    March 19, 2019 at 7:49 pm

  16. 33 Dudette
    March 19, 2019 at 7:54 pm

  17. 34 Dudette
    March 19, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    • 35 cd4biden
      March 19, 2019 at 9:36 pm

      I think we need to include Republican Governors, Republican Secretary’s of State, Republican State Attorneys General, Republican Legislators (I refer you to the tweet above about FL legislator’s newest voting restriction idea). I could easily go on for another few lines, but these are the most egregious, and cause the most harm to the most people throughout our country.

  18. 37 jer44
    March 19, 2019 at 8:38 pm

  19. 38 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Thought foreign donations were a no no

  20. 39 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    It makes my head spin

  21. 40 jer44
    March 19, 2019 at 8:48 pm

  22. 41 jer44
    March 19, 2019 at 8:54 pm

  23. 42 Dudette
    March 19, 2019 at 8:58 pm

  24. 43 Dudette
    March 19, 2019 at 9:01 pm


  25. 44 Dudette
    March 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Boom! 😃

  26. 45 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I care nothing about her, but thought I’d add my two cents, anyway.

  27. March 19, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    To reclaim my vocabulary & overuse of “WTF” in these horrendous iQ45 days, my word today is “comeuppance”. Scoop: tomorrow’s word is “nincompoop”. Help me out w/ Friday’s word, when stuff usually hits the weekend fan! 😎😂👀😏

    • 47 marleysperson
      March 19, 2019 at 11:22 pm

      Lol:) As I said earlier, WTF comes out of my mouth multiple times a day now…. every bit of news is more shocking or infuriating than the last… I read somewhere tonight that we all
      suffer from PTSD and would all benefit from a Prozac salt lick:) I died😂Actually, not a bad idea. I just want it to fucking end already

      • March 20, 2019 at 12:43 am

        LOL! Feeling our collective pain. I think I can say “Schmuck” without spitting at my teevee when iQ45 invades said screen! Yes, I said “invade”! Schmuck might be Friday contender! 😏

    • 49 cd4biden
      March 19, 2019 at 11:53 pm

      Addle-brained, sh*tface, or sh*tstorm, smarmy, H-E double toothpicks. I may come up with more tomorrow, but for now it is wending toward bedtime and I am almost done with my cup of relaxing chamomile tea. So I’m finding it difficult to pull up my usual list of explitives. Hope that helps you for the next few days.

  28. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2019 at 10:36 pm

  29. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2019 at 10:38 pm

  30. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    She just wrote the book, “KUSHNER, INC.” (not that I’d ever read it).

  31. 58 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    The CEO of JP Morgan said (reported on The Last Word) that “40 percent of Americans make less than $15 an hour.” In 2019.

    Think about that, folks … (even though I realize the minimum wage is much less and so many only make that) I don’t know whether to cry or just be glad this $15/hour count isn’t at 70 percent!

  32. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    I just want to scream.

  33. 61 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 11:16 pm


  34. 64 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Willful ignorance

    • 65 cd4biden
      March 20, 2019 at 12:07 am

      Be careful what you wish for people.
      I was listening to someone the other day (sorry, its too late at night for my brain to remember who or where) who said a lot of Americans did not trust Hillary or the government in 2016, that they felt it was all corrupt. So they voted for El Stupido in order to burn the house down. Now they don’t like what the results of that fire are doing to their country. Apparently they were not taught critical thinking skills or long range planning or how to use their brains at all when they were in school. Numb nuts. (Hey, there is another vocabulary word for you Gazelle.)

      • 66 jacquelineoboomer
        March 20, 2019 at 1:35 am

        Not the topic – but the way you put it made me LOL!

        Thanks for the laughs before I trot off to dreamland! Happy First Day of Spring, all!

      • March 20, 2019 at 6:45 am

        Contender Friday word! I’ll take a “z” & return the “s”😂 Numb Nutz! 😏😎

  35. 68 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Prof. Tribe gets frisky! “Make my day, cow face.”

  36. 69 marleysperson
    March 19, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Yet another intriguing thread

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  39. March 20, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Welp ….

    And, Yes, I did …. 😀 😀

    Goodnight TOD ….

  40. 75 Dudette
    March 20, 2019 at 7:58 am

    For real tho

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  43. 81 jer44
    March 20, 2019 at 10:00 am


  44. 84 jer44
    March 20, 2019 at 10:15 am

    …“If changing the Constitution and re-electing Obama two more times would break the fever that now ravages Trump’s Washington, I would cheerfully champion the passage of that constitutional amendment, slap a ‘Hope and Change’ sticker on my shirt and race to the nearest voting booth to support the man historians will remember as the most significant president since Abraham Lincoln,” Scarborough concluded. …

  45. 86 jer44
    March 20, 2019 at 10:21 am

  46. 87 marleysperson
    March 20, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Morning everyone. Because he knows better than anyone else, about everything else. Feel safe?

  47. 88 marleysperson
    March 20, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Madam Should Be President

  48. March 20, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Leadership, love.

    • 91 marleysperson
      March 20, 2019 at 11:08 am

      How refreshing and human. Real care and concern for others. I miss you so hard, Barack Obama. Every minute of every day. So glad that I can share this world with you

    • 92 Hillary Darton
      March 20, 2019 at 11:37 am

      This is what that so call President could be tweeting about , instead of tweeting about John McCain.

  49. March 20, 2019 at 11:16 am

  50. March 20, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Does President Don’t-Show-My-College-Transcripts know: The electoral system was set up to protect rural slaveholders?
    And does he know if we go w/the popular vote, rural areas will be given exactly the right amount of power, no more no less.
    181 states have signed the National Popular Vote Compact. Magic # 270. When enough states sign on it is curtains for the Electoral College. Delaware and NM on track to add more.
    = one United States person, one vote.

    • March 20, 2019 at 1:05 pm

      (oops!) 181 electoral votes so far.
      “The National Popular Vote bill…has been enacted into law in 13 jurisdictions possessing 181 electoral votes, including 4 small jurisdictions (DC, HI, RI, VT), 5 medium-sized states (CO, CT, MD, MA, WA), and 4 big states (CA, IL, NJ, NY).
      The bill will take effect when enacted by states possessing an additional 89 electoral votes. The bill passed both legislative chambers in New Mexico (5 electoral votes) and Delaware (3 electoral votes) and is now on the desk of Governor’s Grisham and Carney.”

      • 97 cd4biden
        March 20, 2019 at 3:03 pm

        Thank you BRP
        This is a good movement for people to be aware of. We have people locally who have signed up to phone bank to supporters of the NPV project whenever their state legislators are getting ready to vote on this issue. We tell them to call their legislators to vote yes. They are so happy to get our calls and excited to be able to help out. I think you can contact the NPV project to help them do this, too.

        Also, here is a very important article about this movement from 538.com. This process is happening pretty fast right now but as we run out of blue states to pass this legislation we face purple states where it is more difficult. And it is where the Repubs will wake up and start really fighting back. This is one of many key reasons to be aware of the makeup of your, and other, state legislatures and to work to flip as many state level red seats to blue as possible in 2020. Not to mention the fact that the 2021 state legislatures in many states will be drawing up congressional redistricting maps for the next 10 yrs.

        So don’t just focus your time, energy and money on the presidency and US Congress. The Republicans very strategically spent 20+ yrs filling all the state government seats with as many Repubs as possible to control this country. More laws that affect your day to day lives are made by state legislators and state attorneys general than members of the US congress.


  51. March 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm

  52. March 20, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Howdy, TODville. Our country is so much better than these cretins.

    • March 20, 2019 at 2:09 pm

      This is Simply AWEsome meta..makes me cry..how much we lost….i’m not sure if we will get it back…We accomplished a herculean task by taking back the HOUSE…and flipping seats all over the country…we will have to lift another herculean task come 2020.

      Trump has pulled the scab off ..for blk folks and people of color…we knew that we should be terrified…for some white folks not so much
      for so,me members of the press they still cannot deal with the ugliness of white supremacy/ racism/ white privilege…and how it lurks in every white person..in some way or the other….

      some times i feel doomed..(hard word, I know)…then when i see posts like yours..i feel uplifted..and hopeful…

      did not mean to go on and on…

      • March 20, 2019 at 2:21 pm

        I am with you, Sheila.

        Each day a new low, I cannot fathom how to get through until the election and how to calm my fears about the election itself. There are some very, very, very dark forces at work. But like you, I take comfort in the inspiration that a lot of people are bringing forward. We must find beauty and light where we can.

        • 104 cd4biden
          March 20, 2019 at 3:20 pm

          I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it. This country can, and has, overcome so much when we set our minds to it. We went to the moon in less than the 10 yrs we were given. We overcame the Great Depression, 2 world wars, 9/11, Katrina, just to begin the long list. I know not all of it was done the best way, and many people did not get what they should have. That is not my point. Americans rise up when given a challenge, and we will do it again.

          Remember how EPA and other agency staff started copying and saving important docs right after the election because they knew the files would be wiped clean? I think, if asked, many of them would come back to help restore this work to our govt. records. And like with Katrina and 9/11, the most unsuspecting people will come forward in droves to rebuild this country.

          And I love Mayor Pete Buttigieg saying we can’t go back, nor should we want to. This country will move forward to something far greater than we have ever had or could now imagine. Go back and listen to the speeches of FDR during the Great Depression. He picked this country up out of the gutter and gave it back its soul and purpose. Yes, with a war, but times are now different and we will just have to find another aspect of life to focus on. We can do this people, but not if we wander around all depressed and fearful. When you go to that place then El Stupido wins. And you know we cannot allow that to happen, if for no other reason than how would you ever face POTUS and FLOTUS, should you be so blessed, and tell them you are afraid. I do not see those 2 wandering around the world paralyzed by fear.

          This is getting to be quite a missive, and a way bit too preachy, so I will stop for now.

  53. March 20, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Reuters: “Why an unbuilt Moscow Trump tower caught Mueller’s attention.”
    Includes: What is Trump’s history in Moscow? What was the Trump Tower project? Why did the negotiations end? What has Trump said? What role did Trump’s children play?
    -Oh yeh that “real estate deal Donald Trump pursued while running for president despite denying at the time any links to Russia.”

  54. March 20, 2019 at 1:58 pm

  55. March 20, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Paul Ryan aka Fakes News:
    “The former speaker of the House will be guiding the parent company of Fox News as the Republican Party and Fox continue to merge into a single conspiracy-and-tirade theme park of grievances.” (Hunter, DK).
    Fox Corporation is controlled by Murdoch: “Ryan and Rupert Murdoch have been friendly for many years. In 2014, he named Ryan as a presidential contender he had “particular admiration for.”

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