It’s Baracketology Time

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    • 3 vcprezofan2
      March 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      Thank you so very, very, very much, MP! Also, too, along with the heart-warming memory of CC’s lovely masterpiece all the hugs in the post are as uplifting as they were the first time around! I do feel so contented being a member of this community. 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • 4 jacquelineoboomer
        March 22, 2019 at 10:22 pm

        Happy Birthday Evening, VC!!!!

        • 5 vcprezofan2
          March 22, 2019 at 11:00 pm

          It has indeed been a happy day, thanks, JO’B. 🙂

          BTW, how is my young Florida boyfriend and did he remember to send good wishes? 😉 🙂 🙂

          • 6 jacquelineoboomer
            March 22, 2019 at 11:33 pm

            I know if he weren’t sleeping like a baby at this hour (although he’s 8 now, and no baby), he’d be getting in touch and singing the birthday song to you! Sweet, just imagining it! Glad you had a good day, cutie pie.

  1. 9 jer44
    March 22, 2019 at 1:07 pm

  2. 10 jer44
    March 22, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    LIVE NOW: Beto O’Rourke holds meet-and-greet in Columbia, SC – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-3

  3. 11 jer44
    March 22, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    TONIGHT – Edmonton, Alberta – Rogers Place – Moderated by Robin Roberts

  4. 12 jer44
    March 22, 2019 at 1:28 pm

  5. 13 jer44
    March 22, 2019 at 1:31 pm

  6. 15 Dudette
    March 22, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Da cuteness! 😃

  7. 17 Dudette
    March 22, 2019 at 1:39 pm

  8. 18 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Sometimes people do the right thing and it’s wonderful

  9. 20 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    PP must have gotten his orders

  10. 21 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Good. He’s an evil bastard

  11. 22 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 2:05 pm


  12. 24 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    As long as PP LIKES him!!!

  13. March 22, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    The top 4 banks that invest most heavily in fossil fuel projects are all based in the US:
    JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, and Bank of America. Royal Bank of Canada, Barclays in Europe, Japan’s MUFG, TD Bank, Scotiabank, Mizuho make up the remainder of the top 10.
    = They have shelled out 1.3 Trillion dollars in support of fossil fuels following the Paris Climate Deal.
    = Bank financial backing for fossil fuels have grown, though they [and Exxon} try to do cover optics by giving a little cash to fighting the fallout.
    = Morgan Stanley predicts climate damage of predicted $54 Trillion in damages worldwide by 2040.
    Excellent chart of total Fossil Fuel Financing (in billions of U.S. dollars) by bank and year, 2016-2018: https://www.ran.org/bankingonclimatechange2019/#data-panel

    • March 22, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      “Coal mining finance is dominated by the four major Chinese banks, led by China Construction Bank and Bank of China, and the most financing to coal power projects as well… JPMorgan Chase also provided the most financing to LNG projects, Arctic oil and gas projects, and ultra-deep-water oil and gas extraction, the report concluded…The Royal Bank of Canada topped the list on tar sands oil financing… Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase are the biggest bankers of fracking overall — and, in particular, they support key companies active in the Permian Basin, the epicenter of the climate-threatening global surge of oil and gas production.”

  14. 27 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Russia attacked our democracy , but boy howdy, this is funny!!!

  15. 30 pkayden
    March 22, 2019 at 3:59 pm

  16. March 22, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Way beyond ‘hiding in plain sight’ the dude has been broadcasting his willingness to destroy America since before 2016 and he’s done his level best every day to do just that.

    The #MAGA folk didn’t realize that for Trump ‘winning’ is strictly for himself and his fellow oligarchs and not anyone else.

  17. March 22, 2019 at 4:56 pm


  18. 36 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Barr has the Mueller Report

  19. March 22, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    • March 22, 2019 at 5:28 pm

      Also like to know if there are any sealed indictments.

      • 39 marleysperson
        March 22, 2019 at 5:38 pm

        The $64,000 question! Would love to know!

      • 40 donna dem 4 obama
        March 22, 2019 at 5:38 pm

        Sigh…. Wouldn’t the legal eagles on TV be able to see if they did exist?

        • March 22, 2019 at 5:43 pm

          I don’t think so. If they are sealed, then another Fed or State agency has to move on them.

        • March 22, 2019 at 5:45 pm

          Oh, you mean if anyone can tell if they have been filed? I don’t know!!

          • 43 donna dem 4 obama
            March 22, 2019 at 5:49 pm

            Exactly. I’ve heard Rachel and Pete Williams talk about “sealed indictments” regarding all this mess before. I hope I’m pleasantly surprised but I lost faith in this investigation a long time ago when nothing was done to Trump, Jr for lying about that Trump tower meeting and Trumps coverup of that incident.

  20. 45 vcprezofan2
    March 22, 2019 at 5:24 pm

  21. March 22, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    • 47 donna dem 4 obama
      March 22, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      • March 22, 2019 at 6:03 pm

        UGH. What a terrible outcome.

        • 49 donna dem 4 obama
          March 22, 2019 at 6:11 pm

          Trump and his minions will have field day with this. I’ve always wondered why no conspiracy charges against Manafort (remember the polling data he shared with the Russian) or Flynn for that matter. Well, I cannot say that I’m surprised. So Stone wasn’t conspiring with the Russians (via Wikileaks) to aide Trump in the election?

          I think he’ll slap trump on the wrist for attempting to obstruct justice with the firing of Comey and the rest will be as they say history…..

          • March 22, 2019 at 6:13 pm

            We’ve never seen such blatant disregard for the law and abuse of power and then this. I don’t know what’s next but we need to emphasize that Trump and Putin are in a tight partnership and always have been.

        • 51 jacquelineoboomer
          March 22, 2019 at 6:14 pm

          I’m not giving up yet. There’s still a grand jury in SDNY (I think that’s the district), and one of the subjects is still assisting in part(s) of the investigation.

          • March 22, 2019 at 6:20 pm

            I don’t know enough about how these things are done but if Mueller didn’t indict anyone regarding the Trump Tower meeting, didn’t find wrongdoing pertaining to all the money laundering during the campaign, hasn’t seen fit to connect the dots between Cambridge Analytica and Manafort and Trump, I don’t how that gets passed over to SDNY.

          • 54 donna dem 4 obama
            March 22, 2019 at 6:28 pm

            They won’t touch him until he is out of office and Trump and his conservative entertainment complex will beat the drum for the next two years that it’s just political. There will be no impeachment but plenty of investigations.

            Yes he’ll get his comeuppance when he leaves the White House but this long suffering nighmare of a Presidency is no where near over. If there had been conspiracy indictments of people close to him I believe that would have made a difference. Trump will just use this outcome to rally his base to keep him in office so that SDNY can’t touch him.

  22. 56 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    No more indictments

  23. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2019 at 6:20 pm

  24. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    This implies that Jonathan has been “losing his mind” like the rest of us! Ha.

  25. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2019 at 6:23 pm

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  27. 63 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Senator Blumenthal just said there is a high probability of other indictments

  28. March 22, 2019 at 6:36 pm

  29. March 22, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Seriously ….

  30. 66 globalcitizenlinda
    March 22, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Sorry everyone, this is a great day for us who are political junkies!!!!

    I am therefore making this for the blog …. I need to read this out of my heart and head and into a safe place

    At 5.02 p.m. March/22/2019 (it is important to note these details for history), it was announced that Special Counsel Mueller turned in his trump-russia report to the Department of Justice (DOJ) after 37 indictments and 22 months of investigating.

    Whatever it contains, I do not know …….. and neither do most of those who are speculating.

    The people who really know the specific are not talking – that has been the characteristic of Team Mueller.

    All I can say is: stay tuned, breathe, and keep an open mind about where we go from here because most punditry will just be speculating based on their legal knowledge and politics.

    Some of contents of the report will eventually be known. Because some information is counter- intelligence (meaning clandestine/spying) stuff, it remain sealed for many years.

  31. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Ari Melber (an attorney) on MSNBC is very excited after the news – jumpy and talking loudly. Not happy.

  32. 68 globalcitizenlinda
    March 22, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    I am just going to listen, read, and watch what happens in the time ahead ….. I am not where most people are …. maybe I am naive …. but I will wait …..

  33. 69 jer44
    March 22, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    LIVE STREAM: Robert Mueller has delivered report on Trump Russia investigation to Attorney General

  34. March 22, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    I have zero doubt that the worst days in Trump’s life, and many around him, are coming ….

    Remember, Robert Mueller was hired to Investigate, not to Prosecute.

    Even in that role, look how many have been successfully prosecuted under his role as SC.

    All those prosecutions have one thing in common besides success, they yielded troves of information on criminal activities of which we have only seen a fraction. What they didn’t reveal, except through the ineptitude of Manafort’s lawyers are any of the criminal activities involving Russia (and other State actors).

  35. 74 globalcitizenlinda
    March 22, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I believe in destiny and that the mighty hand will always take charge of the future …. the moral arc … will … eventually … bend towards justice;

    today, we may be being tested …. i just don’t know for sure

  36. 75 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Chris Matthews is spitting again

  37. 79 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 7:17 pm

  38. 81 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm


  39. March 22, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Conspiracy and obstruction are both very difficult to prosecute and have very high bars to obtain convictions. Mueller is a seasoned and realistic professional and completely aware of the highly polarized and politicized environment. Clownstick and his gang of criminals and thugs did both. It’s obvious. But that’s not the same as having clear and abundant evidence for these difficult to prosecute crimes. And? Many other investigations continue, including financial fraud, insurance fraud, etc..

  40. 83 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 8:32 pm

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  42. 86 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 8:37 pm

  43. 87 globalcitizenlinda
    March 22, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Has anyone else thought about what Speaker Pelosi said some days ago? I wonder how her words may be used by different political figures.

  44. 88 jer44
    March 22, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    LIVE NOW: Kamala Harris campaigns in Grapevine, TX – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-2

  45. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    By the time I started watching the Chris Hayes show, it seems the guests are calmed down a bit and it was very reassuring that It’s Not Over.

    If you didn’t catch the show, you may want to watch it – if for no other reason than to keep a little bit more of our sanity tonight!

    Anybody know any chants to calm down? I might need a few more! 🙂

  46. 94 donna dem 4 obama
    March 22, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Happy Birthday VC

    • March 22, 2019 at 9:02 pm

      Hello Donna Dem. Sure missed you! And happiest of b-days VC! 💞🎁

    • 97 vcprezofan2
      March 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      Haven’t seen you in a while. THANKS! 🙂 🙂

      ps: How are your young ladies? They pop into my head from time to time.

      • 98 donna dem 4 obama
        March 23, 2019 at 8:13 am

        Hey VC, sorry to post and run but didn’t want to miss acknowledging your special day before joining the fam to celebrate my sons birthday. They were born the day before yours. Those little girls are a sassy mess.:) They keep us laughing and are a pure joy. I don’t post much these days. I’m just waiting for the opportunity to get that maniac out of office. I hope you and your son are doing well.

    • 101 tnmtngirl1
      March 22, 2019 at 9:22 pm

      Hey lady, Can you post the picture of your fiiiine looking sons 😊😊who had a birthday yesterday. Some pics of the girls would be great too. 😘

  47. 105 tnmtngirl1
    March 22, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Rachel was trout fishing in TN. Guess where? Yep, right here in Knoxville area. She’s at our local NBC station. Sadly, they are quite right wing.
    Anyway, cool that she is here in town. 😊😊

    Can someone help. I’ve searched and searched on Twitter for the correct Seth Worth, No luck. Help, please. Thanks,

    • 106 marleysperson
      March 22, 2019 at 10:16 pm

      Who’s Seth Worth? I’m pretty sure she meant the one I posted up thread by Seth Abramson. You made me smile:)

      • 107 tnmtngirl1
        March 22, 2019 at 10:44 pm

        😍😍🤣. I finally figured it out and have just begun reading it, then popped back here.

        Btw, I’m not staying g logged in tonight. Already see I have to log back in to post this.

    • 109 marleysperson
      March 22, 2019 at 10:17 pm

      This one:)

    • 110 sjterrid
      March 22, 2019 at 10:31 pm

      Tnmtngirl, I think the name is Seth Abramson. Desert flower had a tweet from him posted earlier.

    • 111 sjterrid
      March 22, 2019 at 10:32 pm

      Never mind! I now see Desertflower replied to you.

  48. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    This union president is dynamite! Spotted her on MSNBC when the Boeing plane incidents were under discussion. She’s still at it, with this ICE matter (in the tweet) relating to a DREAMER. I’m thinking she should run for office – she’s a real leader! #SomebodyToWatch

    From her twitter profile:
    Sara Nelson – @FlyingWithSara – President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA @afa_cwa, representing 50K at 20 airlines. Proud Flight Attendant & Passionate Union Activist since 1996.

  49. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    When Democrats come together on our thinking, we come together! How many of us have made this same pledge!

  50. 117 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Some interesting reading

  51. 118 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    See, it’s not really OVER over.

  52. 119 marleysperson
    March 22, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Happy Thoughts. Night all

  53. 121 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Nice quote on Brian Williams’ show tonight from Neal Katyal, who was former acting Solicitor General of the United States under President Obama (comparing OUR president’s stature and patriotism with the current bozo’s, not that there’s any comparison):

    “When President Obama walked in, everyone stood up a little taller and he inspired us to be better … ”

    I might cry! #ObamaForever ❤

  54. 122 vcprezofan2
    March 22, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    I confess that Mueller giving his report today did throw me off my stride a bit, but I’m calmer now. I refuse to believe that the WH Idiot and his family won’t be held accountable for, at least, some of their vile actions&/ lies.

    My day is coming to its close so G’night all, and thanks for the happy wishes.

  55. 123 cd4biden
    March 23, 2019 at 12:25 am

    A tribute to Gazelle and her ongoing attempts to remove WTF from her vocabulary. Gazelle, I love how your word of the day, yesterday I think it was (I’m running a bit behind at the moment) was Numpty. I liked it so much that I adapted it to a poem we all know.

    Numpty Trumpty tried to build a wall
    Numpty Trumpty had a great fall
    All the Republicans and all Putin’s clan
    Tried to get the country to support their money laundering plan.

    • March 23, 2019 at 2:45 am

      😂😂 🎶All the grifters, all the arses, couldn’t put Numpty Dumpty together again! 🎶 💃

      • 125 cd4biden
        March 23, 2019 at 10:57 am

        Jeez, who would want to put Numpty Dumpty together again? Wouldn’t want to get anywhere near the guy.

        Maybe just leave it at “All the grifters, all the arses, couldn’t….”

        or for the last line “Extricate themselves from Mueller’s plan.”

        Hmmmm, we could go on for hours with this. Thanks Gazelle.

    • 126 marleysperson
      March 23, 2019 at 9:05 am


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  57. March 23, 2019 at 2:26 am

    No surprise …

  58. March 23, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Important …

  59. March 23, 2019 at 2:52 am

  60. March 23, 2019 at 3:19 am

    I skipped out of “WTF” rehab for a wee moment (DF, looking at you 😂). But am struggling uphill to reclaim my propers in vocab! Tonight’s word: “Nigh”! ‘Nuff said, end is near! Breathe deep, y’all! Then 😎💃

  61. March 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

    I’ve always wanted a sister. And right now I’m wishing Kamala Harris was my sister, for real!!

  62. March 23, 2019 at 9:19 am

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