111 Responses to “Meeting Your Heroes”

  1. May 6, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Meeting your heroes leaves an indelible impression and makes you a better human being – if your heroes are anything like the Obamas.

  2. May 6, 2019 at 10:21 am

  3. 8 jer44
    May 6, 2019 at 10:31 am

  4. 10 marleysperson
    May 6, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Not so much. Thank you, President Obama!

  5. 11 marleysperson
    May 6, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Going to jail for the other traitor

  6. 13 marleysperson
    May 6, 2019 at 11:01 am


  7. 14 marleysperson
    May 6, 2019 at 11:06 am


  8. May 6, 2019 at 11:15 am

    All hands on deck!
    (“UN Report Says Nature is in Worst Shape in Human History”: https://www.wgbh.org/news/science-and-technology/2019/05/06/un-report-says-nature-is-in-worst-shape-in-human-history)
    Sweet Harry and Meghan’s little one is born into a world of massive extinction (but we can go carbon neutral, stop poisoning, plant forests..).
    –Imo in the WH we have the the worst possible regime at such a time in history.
    –Criminal, purposely driving us all to extinction.
    –Suppressing information and blocking data and research, killing habitats, associated rates of extinction (food chain loss goes lower to upper).
    –War on nature.
    Do Exxon/Tillerson, Gazprom & Rosneft/Putin think themselves + offspring will be airlifted by magic Aliens waiting in the offing to save them?
    Hello we’re not living and breathing for them to exploit with their selfish, greedy denial.

    • May 6, 2019 at 11:20 am

      “Turning forests, grasslands and other areas into farms, cities and other developments.
      The habitat loss leaves plants and animals homeless. About three-quarters of Earth’s land, two-thirds of its oceans and 85% of crucial wetlands have been severely altered or lost, making it harder for species to survive, the report said.
      — Overfishing the world’s oceans. A third of the world’s fish stocks are overfished.
      — Permitting climate change from the burning of fossil fuels to make it too hot, wet or dry for some species to survive. Almost half of the world’s land mammals — not including bats — and nearly a quarter of the birds have already had their habitats hit hard by global warming.
      — Polluting land and water. Every year, 300 to 400 million tons of heavy metals, solvents and toxic sludge are dumped into the world’s waters.
      — Allowing invasive species to crowd out native plants and animals. The number of invasive alien species per country has risen 70% since 1970, with one species of bacteria threatening nearly 400 amphibian species.
      Fighting climate change and saving species are equally important, the report said, and working on both environmental problems should go hand in hand.”

    • May 6, 2019 at 11:21 am

      “We can actually feed all the coming billions of people without destroying another inch of nature.”
      We must insist.

    • May 6, 2019 at 11:26 am

      Very basic understanding: Poison, cancer.
      End the global spraying of poisonous, cancerous glysophate (ROUNDUP) now in all of our foods and across our global landscapes.
      End the big Ads on prime time.

  9. 21 marleysperson
    May 6, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Is today a bad day????

  10. 22 marleysperson
    May 6, 2019 at 11:27 am

    For our European friends

  11. 23 marleysperson
    May 6, 2019 at 11:31 am


  12. May 6, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Loss of pollination = loss of food.
    Loss of algae in our oceans = loss of oxygen.

  13. May 6, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    • May 6, 2019 at 12:46 pm

  14. May 6, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    • May 6, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      Ah well, the next leader (not elected by Russia) of course a Democrat, will congratulate Mr. Robinson and any other winning brilliant teachers. In triplicate.
      Meanwhile little Trumpsky couldn’t teach a proctologist to find his arse.

    • 33 Hillary Darton
      May 6, 2019 at 4:06 pm

      But Dump can give Tiger Wood an award, but the people who work hard every day to teach our kids isn’t worthy of the award.

  15. 34 jer44
    May 6, 2019 at 1:01 pm

  16. May 6, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    OUR FLOTUS always having fun

  17. May 6, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    “Trump Humiliates Himself In Front Of The Army Football Team By Taking Credit For Obama Policy That He Killed.”
    Yep. In the Rose Garden Trump said he is “doing a waiver for service academy athletes who can get into the major leagues,” adding that those players can serve after they play professionally. “I think it’s a great idea, I think it’s really fair, too.”
    -NBC please correct-
    Does NBC + others reporting Mafia Don’s “stollen” idea know that this was PRESIDENT OBAMA policy under former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. It was DUH reversed by Mattis in 2016.

  18. 40 jer44
    May 6, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    LIVE NOW: Senator Harris meets with American Federation of Teachers in Dearborn, Michigan – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

    • 41 ggail44
      May 6, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      Senator Harris seems to have a great strategy to be present at the right time for the important middle class events.

  19. May 6, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Seriously stoked about new Royal baby, Mom and Dad being OK.
    Fabulous news! And again wishing the darlings of England many happy hours of sweet baby gazing.

  20. 43 jer44
    May 6, 2019 at 3:16 pm

  21. May 6, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Steve Benen:
    1) “if Mueller arrived at a “strong no collusion conclusion,” and the special counsel determined that there was “no obstruction,” shouldn’t Trump
    be eager to have Mueller say so in sworn testimony for all the world to see?”
    2) “As part of a curious foreign policy, Donald Trump has already made a striking number of concessions to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un – a rogue dictator the American president says he loves, respects, and trusts. The Republican gave the North Korean leader the bilateral talks he wanted. And the international legitimacy he wanted. And the cessation of military exercises he wanted. And the propaganda opportunities he wanted.
    But according to Trump, he hasn’t come away empty-handed. For months, the Republican has been quick to argue that he deserves credit for the cessation of North Korean weapons testing. As regular readers know, that boast collapsed last month, after North Korea claimed to have test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon.”
    -w/Trump continuing to lie about it.

  22. 46 Hillary Darton
    May 6, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Congratulation to Meghan and Harry. I still believe they would have invited POTUS44 and FLOTUS44 to their wedding if it wasn’t for Trump. They didn’t want him there.

  23. 48 marleysperson
    May 6, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Oh yeah. About time

  24. 50 jer44
    May 6, 2019 at 5:11 pm

  25. 51 jer44
    May 6, 2019 at 5:14 pm

  26. 52 tnmtngirl1
    May 6, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Update: My husband did not have the stent put in this morning. Dr. decided it best to not move forward at this time because of husband’s lung condition. He has bronchiectasis. It is non-curable, just treatments to keep it managed. Dr. wants him to talk to pulmonologist and he already has a regularly scheduled appt. this Friday. Dr. said the calcium that is in the artery has zero chance of breaking up and causing a heart attack. This will need to be taken care of, but there is no major rush to do so.

    In the meantime, my bronchitis has gotten worse. I am flat out SICK! Havean appt. tomorrow with the PA at our pulmonologist office.

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  30. 61 jer44
    May 6, 2019 at 8:02 pm

  31. 62 marleysperson
    May 6, 2019 at 8:43 pm

  32. 63 marleysperson
    May 6, 2019 at 8:45 pm

  33. 64 marleysperson
    May 6, 2019 at 9:11 pm

  34. May 6, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    • 66 jacquelineoboomer
      May 6, 2019 at 10:10 pm

      Just saw that and was coming here to post it. Isn’t it grand? ❤

      • May 6, 2019 at 10:19 pm

        I just really miss a real human being, a person full of compassion and love, in the White House who is ready and willing to support those who are truly in need.

        • 68 jacquelineoboomer
          May 6, 2019 at 10:45 pm

          Once we get this riff raff out of the WH, we can go back to appreciating compassion and love for those in need, again. Can’t believe we’ve made it this far.

  35. 69 marleysperson
    May 6, 2019 at 10:56 pm


  36. 70 jacquelineoboomer
    May 6, 2019 at 11:04 pm

  37. May 7, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

    It’s way past time to begin ENFORCING the Law.

  38. 72 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Evil, corrupt AND cruel! Morning everyone

  39. 73 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 8:17 am

    WTAF! Gazelle…. I may just have to have a Swear-a-thon !!! What hole did I fall into ??

  40. 77 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 8:42 am

  41. 78 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 8:52 am

    No, Mitch. The case is NOT fucking closed you treasonous enabling fool!

  42. 80 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 8:56 am

  43. 81 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Thread. What common sense looks like

  44. 82 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 9:24 am


  45. May 7, 2019 at 9:35 am

    “As Nixon learned, Congress will not abide a president who defies its subpoenas.”
    “Now, with President Trump and William Barr, his attorney general, refusing to cooperate with congressional investigations,
    the Democrats in the House should take yet another lesson from Watergate. They are reportedly already preparing impeachment articles on obstruction of justice; they should add failure to comply with Congress to the list.”

    • May 7, 2019 at 9:35 am

      “The subpoenas against Nixon demanded 147 unedited tape recordings of presidential conversations; a list of meetings and telephone conversations for five specific, suspicious periods between 1971 and 1973; and copies of any handwritten presidential notes pertaining to the Watergate charges. In response, Nixon asserted that the Judiciary Committee already had the “full story of Watergate,” and did not need to have further materials. He produced none of the 147 unedited transcripts that had been requested. (That bundle of withheld tapes included the critical June 23 tape that, when it was finally released, ultimately drove the president from office, and that Nixon had listened to many weeks earlier.)”

  46. May 7, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Imo this is no time for Democrats to wimp out. No matter how much we love, admire, and respect them as people.
    GOP will be lockstep. GOP will be lockstep! Playing to the middle is imo a dangerous, fools’ errand.
    Dem candidates please have unapologetic and strong policy positions. Dems do not water anything down.
    Dems in Congress please uphold the law to the maximum extent.

  47. 86 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Any questions??? Americans need to quit trying to talk themselves out of disagreeing what their eyes really see is going on!

  48. 90 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Dangerously sloppy

  49. 93 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 11:06 am

    What a great idea!! I was one of the people whose data got breached…. along with millions of others . Of course Mitch will HATE this idea…

  50. May 7, 2019 at 11:10 am

    “We need immediate legal action,” said House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Lloyd Doggett.
    “If Trump once again faces only Republican silence and Democratic timidity, he will continue to erode our democracy by assuming more
    and more power.”

  51. 96 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 11:15 am

  52. 97 jer44
    May 7, 2019 at 11:19 am

    LIVE NOW: Sen. Booker addresses Machinists Union Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  53. 98 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 11:31 am

  54. 99 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 11:33 am

  55. 100 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 11:47 am

    As they ALL should!

  56. 101 Dudette
    May 7, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Hi Everyone! Thank a teacher day!

  57. 102 Dudette
    May 7, 2019 at 12:18 pm

  58. May 7, 2019 at 12:30 pm

  59. May 7, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    “More than half of Europeans may have seen some form of disinformation promoted by Russian actors on social networks ahead of the parliamentary election later this month.”
    Freire: “had compiled a database of some 500,000 so-called troll or bot accounts that participated in the efforts. “Tech companies not doing enough to thwart (especially FaceBook). “The country that has received the greatest attention, though, is Germany. More than a quarter of the Russian-backed content was focused on Europe’s largest economy where the country’s far-right has successfully campaigned around anti-immigration and anti-EU messages.” (https://www.politico.eu/article/european-parliament-russia-mcafee-safeguard-cyber/)
    = Putin sewing dissent on left and right, amplifying divisive issues, tailoring their attacks to each country’s particular issues.
    = Fake president looks up to this guy. And is busy dismantling our rule of law and national security under his command.

  60. May 7, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Don’t miss this …

  61. May 7, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    On April 19, 2019, Chairman Nadler issued a subpoena for the full Mueller report and key underlying evidence. Attorney General Barr had an obligation to provide those materials by May 1.
    On May 1, 2019, the Department missed its deadline.
    On May 2, 2019, Attorney General Barr declined to appear for a scheduled hearing before the House Judiciary Committee.
    On May 3, 2019, Chairman Nadler wrote to the Attorney General, asking him to make a good faith effort to comply with the subpoena by Monday, May 6, at 9:00 a.m.
    On May 6, 2019, the Committee noticed a markup of a contempt citation for the Attorney General. The markup is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, at 10:00 a.m.
    Later, on May 6, 2019, the Department wrote back to the Committee—proposing a meeting to begin “to negotiation an acceptable accommodation” on access to the full report on Wednesday afternoon. Chairman Nadler has asked for this exact meeting five times over the past six weeks: in letters on March 25, April 1, April 11, April 19, and May 3.

  62. 109 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 1:16 pm

  63. 110 marleysperson
    May 7, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Because Mitch says all is well and he’s done talking about the Mueller Report. FU Mitch! Thank you, Senator Warren

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