Celebrating Siblings

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  1. 1 ggail44
    April 11, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family 🙂

    • 2 cd4biden
      April 11, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      Good morning GGail, and congrats on the gold. So glad to see you back on TOD as I know that means you are doing much better.

      Have a good day everyone.

  2. April 11, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    -thanks NW for this sweet photo. FLOTUS’s brother sent her a positive message growing up and I thank him for that.

  3. April 11, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    “Fox News doctored a graphic to make it appear as if Trump had a 55% approval rating when in reality it was his disapproval rating at 55%.”
    Trump tweeted “Great news” to the fake Fakes news this morning. Pathetic.
    FACT: Trump’s disapproval holds steady at 55%.

  4. April 11, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Does it seem to anyone else that the World has gone MAD since Pres Obama left office…

  5. April 11, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    • 9 Obama Grandmama
      April 11, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      I was thinking Assange recognized this might be the best time to come back and chance a trial with Trump in the WH and a handpicked AG. Maybe dreams of a pardon since he helped Trump before the election.

  6. April 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm


  7. April 11, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    NYT: “At Trump’s Florida Resort Empire a Quiet Effort to Eliminate an Undocumented Work Force.”
    “In separate interviews, five of the workers offered the same account. All said they were in the country illegally and had been hired despite having phony identification cards and Social Security numbers and as recently as two-and-a-half years ago, during the 2016 presidential campaign.”

  8. April 11, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Big brave baby jailers: “The “staff must at all times be physically able to run, jump, lunge, twist, push, pull, apply approved restraint techniques and otherwise manage or coerce the full weight of an INFANT or adolescent.”
    “The guide defines restraints as either the application of physical force or a drug administered to manage a child’s behavior.”

  9. April 11, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Just thought of this:
    How many Mafia Dons does it take to screw in a light bulb? None. None all of his fkn lights are permanently out.

  10. April 11, 2019 at 2:05 pm

  11. 19 No Child Left Behind
    April 11, 2019 at 3:10 pm

  12. 20 No Child Left Behind
    April 11, 2019 at 3:11 pm

  13. April 11, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    President Obama never ceases to Amaze me…

  14. 23 No Child Left Behind
    April 11, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Assange and Manning are both traitors.

  15. 24 No Child Left Behind
    April 11, 2019 at 3:15 pm

  16. 25 No Child Left Behind
    April 11, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Cain, a 2012 presidential candidate, has not been formally nominated. But Trump has publicly announced his intention to do so despite objections from Democrats and some Republicans who have questioned Cain’s qualifications.
    Republican Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah), Cory Gardner (Colo.), and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) have said they would oppose the nomination. Sen. Kevin Cramer (N.D.) said Thursday, “If I had to vote today, I would vote no.”
    If all four join with Democrats, Cain would fall short of the votes needed for confirmation.

  17. 26 No Child Left Behind
    April 11, 2019 at 4:20 pm

  18. 27 No Child Left Behind
    April 11, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Not a minute break from the nonsense coming at me.

    • 28 jacquelineoboomer
      April 11, 2019 at 11:37 pm

      Barr’s out of his league and not up to date on what’s happening in 2019 in our country. He’s been home smoking cigars in his 1950s wood-paneled den too long.

  19. April 11, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Not interested in anything BARR has doctored or said.
    Stop putting him on the stand.
    Stop putting Mafia Don’s boys on the stand so they can lie and distract the media.
    Just the facts = Just the Mueller report.
    Just the facts = Just the tax returns.

  20. April 11, 2019 at 5:14 pm

  21. April 11, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    “Here’s just a glimpse of the billion-dollar companies that were able to ZERO OUT their federal income through the loopholes Donald Trump and the GOP built into their tax giveaway to the rich and powerful.
    Delta Air Lines
    General Motors
    Honeywell International
    Molson Coors
    Prudential Financial”
    (Daily Kos)

    • April 11, 2019 at 5:19 pm

      List of 60 companies here: https://itep.org/notadime/
      “Of course, those giant tax cuts haven’t zeroed out anything for the federal government. The federal budget deficit was up 77 percent for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 compared to the same period the previous year. A big portion of the increase came from a decrease in corporate tax revenues, according to the Washington Post.”

  22. April 11, 2019 at 5:18 pm

  23. April 11, 2019 at 5:19 pm

  24. April 11, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    “And how much did Trump’s business depend on laundered or other money generated by Sater? Mueller’s report and Trump’s tax returns and the books and records used to prepare those returns could answer that question. And that’s what Trump wants kept under lock and key.”

  25. April 11, 2019 at 7:37 pm

  26. 39 Dudette
    April 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Good evening everyone!
    Please take a few minutes to watch this recap of space history being made today!
    Soooo awesome!

  27. 43 Dudette
    April 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm

  28. 44 jer44
    April 11, 2019 at 8:59 pm

  29. 47 jer44
    April 11, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    There are three videos with FLOTUS in English.

  30. 49 Hillary Darton
    April 11, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks jer44.

  31. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    April 11, 2019 at 10:38 pm

  32. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    April 11, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    I could go right through the teevee sometimes – Ha! – at the sloppy reporting by the “good guys.”

    • April 12, 2019 at 10:41 am

  33. 53 Dudette
    April 12, 2019 at 1:13 am

  34. April 12, 2019 at 1:34 am

  35. April 12, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Goodnight TOD …..

  36. April 12, 2019 at 6:56 am

    This kid is so much fun:

    TheEllenShow: Adorable Jerry Morrison III Shows Off His Astronomy Knowledge.

    • April 12, 2019 at 10:16 am

      imo he is covering for her when she talks down to him. Why would he not know facts far beyond what is written on her cheat sheet?
      Insulting how she suggests he might “not be telling the truth”. Go read some science lady! His fab parents are probably in constant amazement. thanks, love.

  37. 59 pkayden
    April 12, 2019 at 7:21 am

  38. 60 pkayden
    April 12, 2019 at 7:35 am

  39. April 12, 2019 at 9:09 am

    “The president’s parents, Fred and Mary Trump, transferred well over $1 billion in wealth to their children, which could have produced a tax bill of at least $550 million under the 55 percent tax rate then imposed on gifts and inheritances. The Trumps paid a total of $52.2 million, or
    about 5 percent, tax records show.” (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html)
    Steve Benen: “The findings painted a picture in which the president, far from the self-made man he pretends to be, relied heavily on allegedly illegal handouts. At the heart of the story was the prospect of criminal fraud, criminal tax evasion, and money laundering, which the American president exploited to fuel his rise to power.”

  40. 67 Dudette
    April 12, 2019 at 9:17 am


  41. 72 Dudette
    April 12, 2019 at 9:47 am

    The Gentlelady from California ❤️

  42. 73 marleysperson
    April 12, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Morning everyone. I’m having trouble logging onto WP from my phone…so I guess you won’t be seeing me here as often until I figure out what the problem is. I’m here…I just can’t talk:(

    We made it to another Friday. What laws will they ignore or break today, I wonder?

    Anyone else having that log on issue??

  43. 74 marleysperson
    April 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

    I agree

  44. 75 marleysperson
    April 12, 2019 at 10:03 am

    In other words, GROW A PAIR and do what you say you’re going to do!

  45. 76 Dudette
    April 12, 2019 at 10:09 am


  46. 78 marleysperson
    April 12, 2019 at 10:34 am

  47. 79 marleysperson
    April 12, 2019 at 10:35 am

  48. April 12, 2019 at 10:48 am

  49. April 12, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Humans are fascinating:
    “The discovery offers historical representation to people who are intersex, a group that has often been stigmatized and overlooked throughout history. About one in 2,000 people is born with ambiguous genitalia, which can lead doctors to perform what advocates say are unnecessary and harmful surgeries, according to the Intersex Society of North America. But intersex includes a variety of conditions, and many more people have subtler variations in sex anatomy, which may manifest later in life — or not at all. Some estimates suggest that about 1.7 percent of the population has intersex traits, making such characteristics about as common as having red hair.” (NYT)
    (From: “Casimir Pulaski, Polish hero of the revolutionary war, was most likely intersex, researchers say.”)

  50. 82 Dudette
    April 12, 2019 at 11:03 am

  51. 83 pkayden
    April 12, 2019 at 11:37 am

  52. April 12, 2019 at 12:47 pm

  53. 85 pkayden
    April 12, 2019 at 12:52 pm

  54. 87 Obama Grandmama
    April 12, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I was out in my garden working when I just got word on our family app that my daughter in Munich just delivered her second baby boy! Moments like these I love the new technologies. That makes #7 grandchild for me from my four kids! I go to Munich to meet him in May. His older brother was born last February. She was married Xmas time three years ago. Three years in a row traveling to Munich. She is in a rush to have her family since she is 39 now.

    • 88 todjey
      April 12, 2019 at 2:05 pm

      Congratulations OG. Enjoy the arrival of newest bundle of joy to your family.

    • 89 jer44
      April 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm

      Congratulations Obama Grandmama on the birth of your new little one.

    • 90 jacquelineoboomer
      April 12, 2019 at 2:22 pm

      Wonderful news! Congrats to the whole family, and welcome to your new grandson. ❤

    • 91 Obama Grandmama
      April 12, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks TOD!

    • 93 sjterrid
      April 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      Congratulations, Obama Grandma!

    • April 12, 2019 at 8:35 pm

      Awww! Congrats & best wishes for mom & dad!

    • 95 Betsy
      April 12, 2019 at 10:03 pm


    • April 13, 2019 at 1:39 am

      Congratulations OG and all the best to your daughter and newborn boy!!

    • April 13, 2019 at 7:08 am


    • April 13, 2019 at 7:10 am

      What is a family app. That sounds interesting

      • 99 Obama Grandmama
        April 13, 2019 at 3:35 pm

        Three years ago over the Xmas holidays my daughter married a wonderful German man. She was having eighteen family members come over to Munich for a destination wedding. Xmas was in Munich followed by the wedding in Salzburg and a week in The Austrian Alps. There were many from Germany, friends from the US and many from Turkey, a true International wedding. There were so many logistics to arrange like housing, hotels, transportation, arrival and departure times, wedding events. I thought it would be impossible, but they pulled it off with the help of their friends. She set up a What’s App group text-like place for the eighteen US family members originally to keep us apprised of logistics for place, time and events during our European stay. I think she had similar apps for her other groups. Example she appointed friends who wanted to help them to meet at a train station and greet those that needed to take the train from Munich to Salzburg help them buy tickets and get off and on the train. All this info was sent out on the family app and there were responses and questions from family posted there too.
        Since the wedding we have kept the app going and send out announcements and photos on it. I did not set it up, but really like it.

  55. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    April 12, 2019 at 2:20 pm

  56. April 12, 2019 at 5:29 pm

  57. 105 purpleshoesla
    April 12, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Another freshmen Congresswoman DRAGGING another of Orange Cheeto Satan’s swamp slugs and I am here for IT!! From Teacher of the Year, that our forever President jokingly told to “simmer down” to Congresswoman who is not about to put up with any crap from these corrupt, incompetent a#$%$. Bravo Congresswoman Hayes!

  58. April 12, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    We are perilously close to entirely missing the urgency of this inflection point.

    • 107 jacquelineoboomer
      April 12, 2019 at 8:49 pm

      I just sent it direct to my senators and congresswoman.

      • April 12, 2019 at 9:03 pm

        TYVM, Booms. I’m really just about at my wit’s end.

        • 109 jacquelineoboomer
          April 12, 2019 at 9:22 pm

          I keep sliding in and out of my wit’s end, too. Truth be told, I’m old enough to remember back in the ’50s – following air raid drills in elementary school – when I’d dream at night that “the dirty rotten Commies were coming down our street to kill my family.” I recall that feeling as though it were yesterday, mostly because I was so young. Not so young now, but the other day during a siesta, I had a daytime dream that was somewhat similar … dealing with the Russians’ taking over our country … had to shake it off. Hang in there, meta.

  59. April 12, 2019 at 7:55 pm

  60. 113 jer44
    April 12, 2019 at 8:20 pm

  61. 114 jer44
    April 12, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    LIVE NOW: Bill and HIllary Clinton speak in Detroit, hosted by Ben Stiller – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  62. April 12, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    In case you’re in need of a distraction, & you have Amazon Prime, you can this for free for 18 hours:


  63. 117 jacquelineoboomer
    April 12, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    We’ve got to get this band of brothers and sisters together, gratis, because we’re all concerned about the same issues.

  64. 118 jacquelineoboomer
    April 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    • April 12, 2019 at 10:42 pm

      Just when I worked so hard on my language rehab, this just set me way back. (Frantically flipping thru my Webster’s, & clicking thru Dictionary.com. Am now checking online for rehab words in all world languages.) Good news, I might become proficient in amazing vocabulary from all world languages! Will make sure, tho, from speakers of said languages, that it’s all good! 😎

      • 120 jacquelineoboomer
        April 13, 2019 at 1:10 am

        I know you’re having a “rough time,” but that made me fall off my chair, laughin’. Thanks and good night to you!

  65. 121 jacquelineoboomer
    April 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    They’re all on it … too bad the RWNJs in Congress wasted two whole years.

  66. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    April 13, 2019 at 12:30 am

    You’d think all of trump’s “friends” would have “jobs” by now, so we could get some good people in these roles.

    Guess not!

  67. April 13, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Pure, white hot evil ….

  68. April 13, 2019 at 2:10 am

    yup ….

    • 126 Hillary Darton
      April 13, 2019 at 6:43 am

      And Donny Deutsch those who sit back and allow him to do these things are just as bad as he is. I am talking about the Republicans on Capitol Hill and those who support him.

  69. April 13, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

  70. April 13, 2019 at 9:58 am

    MUST SEE brilliant line of questioning from Rep. Vargas.

  71. April 13, 2019 at 10:10 am

  72. April 13, 2019 at 10:14 am

    This is an intereseting article…

    Right now the Trump Administration is doing what it does the best…throwing a lot of obstacles in the road…each exploding, creating a smoke screen….which changes the narrative…i see there are a lot of calls for the House Dems to act…i have even made a few myself…but i am beginning to think that we have to remain focused…the House has a plan…and they are moving forward with this plan on their own timetable…and they are not responding to every crisis that this administration puts forth..the House Dems cannot chase Trump down every dark alley…they have to remain focused on the task at hand…The Intel …Oversight and other committes are doing the work of oversight…the House members, in addition to their committee assignments, are in their districts staying connected to those who elected them..passing bills that if DEMS had the Senate would benefit all America…

    Mitch McConnel sees the handwriting on the wall…his greatest hope is to stack the court with racist idealogues who will deliver the power to them…

    i have seen on line folks talk about doom….that Trump will not leave the white house that he will not accept defeat…i cannot give into those vibes because …we as citizens must also remain focused…Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize…

  73. 133 marleysperson
    April 13, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Morning everyone

  74. 135 marleysperson
    April 13, 2019 at 10:49 am


  75. April 13, 2019 at 11:07 am

    What do you believe is the next move that the DEMs in Congress need to do

  76. 140 jer44
    April 13, 2019 at 11:11 am

  77. 141 marleysperson
    April 13, 2019 at 11:44 am

  78. April 13, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Is that all. A desperate Trump will do anything. The death of truth is here. The death of morality is here.
    Trump’s party playing God with the lives of innocent children is here. The intention to stun, threaten, intimidate, terrify, silence Americans is here.
    What’s it gonna take? Mr. Mueller please finish the job and walk the report over to Mr. Nadler.
    I beg you to put the people’s report that you worked so hard to complete into the responsible hands of the Judiciary Committee.

  79. 148 jer44
    April 13, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Trending now: #CouldDefeatTrump

  80. 150 marleysperson
    April 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Interesting…and important moment

  81. 151 marleysperson
    April 13, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Here’s hoping!

  82. 152 jer44
    April 13, 2019 at 12:55 pm

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