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  1. 1 carla4obama
    June 29, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    A real leader who sends out messages of inspiration of the human journey. Remember when we had that leader?

  2. 3 marleysperson
    June 29, 2019 at 1:46 pm


  3. 5 jer44
    June 29, 2019 at 2:06 pm

  4. 6 marleysperson
    June 29, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    While he’s gone, can someone please bug the Oval Office? We have no time to waste

  5. 8 Hillary Darton
    June 29, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Trump is begging Kim yong um for another meeting, “Come on honey, you know I love you.”

  6. 10 marleysperson
    June 29, 2019 at 3:41 pm


  7. June 29, 2019 at 3:49 pm

  8. 12 jacquelineoboomer
    June 29, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    It can get real ugly out there, folks.

  9. 13 marleysperson
    June 29, 2019 at 5:37 pm

  10. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    June 29, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Rev. Al tweeted out at least 3 segments of Rep. Richmond’s comments on Politics Nation tonight. Here’s one tweet, where President Obama is mentioned along with VP Biden:

  11. 15 marleysperson
    June 29, 2019 at 5:45 pm


  12. 16 jacquelineoboomer
    June 29, 2019 at 5:55 pm

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  14. June 29, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Allllll Right Now…..Right ON!

  15. June 29, 2019 at 7:23 pm

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  17. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    June 29, 2019 at 7:49 pm

  18. 25 jacquelineoboomer
    June 29, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    I saw similar statements from several of the candidates today.

    • 26 Hillary Darton
      June 29, 2019 at 8:02 pm

      Joe Biden is a decent man, not perfect , but a decent man.

      • 27 Hillary Darton
        June 29, 2019 at 8:06 pm

        Glad to hear the rest of the Democratic candidates release a comment also. Something the Republicans never do when it comes to Trump.

      • 28 jacquelineoboomer
        June 29, 2019 at 8:31 pm

        He is. That’s all I’m asking Democrats not to forget. He’s still got to win the nomination like anybody else, it probably isn’t his time, but I’m pretty sure I know one thing. If he doesn’t win, he’ll exit gracefully all on his own and then fight for the nominee, and he’s earned the right to do so.

        If that makes any sense!

        • June 29, 2019 at 8:52 pm

          Agree, Jacqueline. He & Dr Jill will give muster all the energy they have to not just defeat Trump but also the GOP – at every level of Federal & State & Local Government.

          My biased hope is that he exits soon and goes to work for Senator Harris. My other biased hopes are:

          1 that Julian Castro is her VP choice
          2 that Elizabeth Warren is her Sec of Treasury
          3 that VP Biden is her Sec of State
          4 that Stacey Abrams is her Attorney General

          bbl …

          • 30 jacquelineoboomer
            June 29, 2019 at 10:23 pm

            I jumped for joy with your #1 – because I’ve seen a Harris-Castro ticket in my head as my second choice, all along, if Joe didn’t run or make the cut!

            Stacey Abrams can have any job she wants, IMO, and I like the AG choice.

            Joe probably should not take on Secretary of State, because there’s a huge amount of travel involved and Jill wants to keep being a professor! – but he would make a great one, since leaders around the globe already know him.

            Elizabeth Warren should be given a newly devised appointment … some type of overarching role to develop the agenda going forward … but my brain doesn’t go where her brain goes, so not sure what to call it.

            We got this.

            • 31 tnmtngirl1
              June 29, 2019 at 10:46 pm

              Y’all know I’ve been saying for months Joe Biden should be the Secretary of State. Leaders (and citizens) around the world know and trust and respect him. Even if he did it for 2-3 years in order to get things settled down.

              • 32 jacquelineoboomer
                June 29, 2019 at 10:48 pm

                Good point on the shorter time period he might be involved!

              • 33 Obama Grandmama
                June 30, 2019 at 3:29 pm

                At his age and with his experience I assume any job other than President would not be of interest to him. I know that is a big assumption.

          • 34 Betsy
            June 29, 2019 at 11:37 pm

            I like your choices except I’d like Stacey Abrahams to run for the Senate (if possible) and be Senate Majority leader; I’d pick Sally Yates for AG. I’d like Biden/Harris or Harris/Castro too; I’d also like Warren as Sec of Treasury;

  19. 37 Hillary Darton
    June 29, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    As I said I am still with Joe Biden. But if by some chance he is not the nominee I will support whoever the nominee is. We may disagree on some things, but one thing we do not disagree on, Donald J. Trump must NOT serve four more years.

  20. 39 jer44
    June 29, 2019 at 10:11 pm

  21. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    June 29, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I love people.

  22. 43 jacquelineoboomer
    June 29, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Sometimes I just can’t help myself. Always gives my adult grandchildren a chuckle. One of my 20-something granddaughters recently told her new boyfriend I was like a “real person” and he could be himself around me (not be afraid to act naturally) and “she even curses in a sophisticated manner.” Ha. How lucky am I!

  23. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    June 29, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    You almost have to give this awful creep credit for some of his excuses. Almost but not quite.

  24. June 30, 2019 at 1:15 am

    • June 30, 2019 at 1:18 am

      Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. America has only had two previous challenges comparable to what we face today – The Civil War and The Great Depression.

      I’m trying to find a way to get a letter to VP Biden, as well. If any of you have suggestions, please let me know.

      Goodnight TOD

      • 51 jacquelineoboomer
        June 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

        You nailed it, Bob. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

        THIS is the kind of thinking and the kind of proposal I’ve been hoping to see, tell you the truth. I don’t have any of your capacity of thought at this point, if I ever did (my emotions are running over now), or I’d try to suggest something in particular to help you. But this concept deserves a “Tom-Steyer-like” preview and push. In the interim, maybe send your letter to Dr. Jill Biden and his friend Senator Chris Coons of MD (he’s a Truman Scholar)?

        Send it quickly, if you can.

        • 52 jacquelineoboomer
          June 30, 2019 at 10:06 am

          (Ignore if of no interest.)

          Wiki describes the board of of the HST Scholarship Foundation as (interesting board members, if this is still accurate, to perhaps give you further ideas):

          The Truman Scholarship is administered by the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation, an independent federal executive branch agency. It is governed by a 13-member Board of Trustees headed by President Madeleine Albright, who says the foundation “serves as a gateway for America’s public service leaders” and “does a remarkable job of identifying future change agents.” The Foundation’s operations are overseen by full-time Executive Secretary Dr. Andrew Rich. Its endowment, which takes the form of a federal trust fund held in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is $55 million. Current Board members include Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Claire McCaskill, former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Congressman Charlie Dent, and Congressman Ted Deutch.

        • June 30, 2019 at 1:56 pm

          Really appreciate your input, Jacqueline, as always. Will do exactly as you suggest! Many, many thanks.

          I’ve spent weeks reading and reading “The Road to Unfreedom” and “How Democracies Die” and related books.

          We need an unprecedented level of creative, comprehensive leadership and citizen participation if we are to avert kleptocracy.

          • June 30, 2019 at 2:06 pm

            I’m starting with this:

            Will send letters, as well.

            And, will continue by contacting the members of the HST Board.

            • June 30, 2019 at 2:59 pm

              Letters have now been sent to Sec Albright, Tom Steyer and Senator Coons.

              If anyone wants to copy the text, below and send you don’t have to worry about attributing it to me.


              Dear VP @JoeBiden,

              If you’ve read #HowDemocraciesDie then you have the context for what I’m going to request.

              If not, you only need to read Chapter 1. Finland & Belgium in the 1930’s & Austria in 2016 are lessons in exceptional disregard of ego & political ambitions.

              Politicians & others demonstrated great courage to forge coalitions among opposing ideologies & party cultures in order to defeat fascist demagogues.

              Today America is at great risk not merely because of the vicious criminal #Trump.

              Trump is merely a metastatic nodule.

              The collapse of the GOP as a legitimate, democracy-first party is the malignancy.

              The GOP malignancy is readily detected by its symptoms: Racist Hate, Insatiable Greed, Misogyny, Intolerance & a passion for autocracy.

              Your entire career has uniquely prepared you for a role of much greater, graver urgency than that of a candidate for POTUS.

              Without doubt Sen @KamalaHarris , Sen @ewarren or Sec @JulianCastro can defeat Trump and build effective Cabinets and Legislative Agendas.

              However, the vast challenge to the Nation’s health that you need to lead extends beyond defeating Trump, restoring dignity and Constitutional legitimacy to the White House.

              You also need to lead the development of the most power political coalition in America’s history.

              That Coalition’s purpose is to remove the GOP from control of the US Senate, reduce its presence in the US House, as well as, win every contested Governorship and Mayorship, win majorities in State Houses, and win as many local County and City Council positions as possible.

              Since Nixon the GOP malignancy has destroyed quality of life for an ever increasing number of Americans.

              America, ironically & tragically, is now almost as inequitable as Russia (the current record holder).

              So, VP Biden please be the distinguished Statesman you are.

              Please step forward to lead a counter offensive no less important than Union victories at Vicksburg & Gettysburg.

              In doing so, you will have achieved a comprehensive victory for American & Global Democracy.

              You will have illuminated for the citizens of Russia, China, Venezuela, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran …. that the unalienable rights of every human are an unquestioned priority for vast majority of Americans.

              That legacy Sir will far exceed any achieved by a US President.

              Thank you,

              • 56 jacquelineoboomer
                June 30, 2019 at 3:43 pm

                Thanks for sharing the full text, Bob – going to forward it to some of my friends to help get it out there.

          • 57 jacquelineoboomer
            June 30, 2019 at 3:19 pm

            I was thrilled to just see your tweet about this fabulous concept, Bob. Also threw myself in to support your effort by forwarding it to John Kerry, too! Bravo!

  25. 59 Don
    June 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Good morning TOD, maybe your day be filled with joy, and may the Lakers get Kawhi Leonard.

    • 63 Hillary Darton
      June 30, 2019 at 9:44 am

      Congratulations to you and your family former VP Biden. I know your heart was fill with joy to meet the newest member of your family. Keep fighting for the young and old, black and white., all of us. Congratulations.

  26. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    June 30, 2019 at 9:47 am

    I think I may have to switch over to HGTV today! Happy Sunday, nevertheless, TODville!

  27. 67 marleysperson
    June 30, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Morning everyone. A reminder

  28. 69 marleysperson
    June 30, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Of course they are

  29. 70 Dudette
    June 30, 2019 at 10:38 am

  30. 71 Dudette
    June 30, 2019 at 10:38 am

  31. 72 Dudette
    June 30, 2019 at 10:41 am

  32. 73 marleysperson
    June 30, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Too real, huh? So they fired him because he spoke the truth. This is where we are now, and it should terrify you

    • 74 tnmtngirl1
      June 30, 2019 at 10:56 am

      It does terrify me. What terrifies me even more is that the Dems (and the Republicans) do not appear to see the urgency of our situation. 🥵😖😫🥺😥

  33. 75 Nerdy Wonka
    June 30, 2019 at 11:01 am

  34. 76 Dudette
    June 30, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Kinda reminds me of my little sister! 😆 Poor dog!

  35. 77 marleysperson
    June 30, 2019 at 11:15 am


  36. 78 marleysperson
    June 30, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Just putting this here

  37. 82 marleysperson
    June 30, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Well, it’s from the Pentagon, so you know he pays no attention to it


    The U.S. is ill-equipped to counter the increasingly brazen political warfare Russia is waging to undermine democracies, the Pentagon and independent strategists warn in a detailed assessment that happens to echo much bipartisan criticism of President Donald Trump’s approach to Moscow.

    The more than 150-page white paper, prepared for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and shared with POLITICO, says the U.S. is still underestimating the scope of Russia’s aggression, which includes the use of propaganda and disinformation to sway public opinion across Europe, Central Asia, Africa and Latin America. The study also points to the dangers of a growing alignment between Russia and China, which share a fear of the United States’ international alliances and an affinity for “authoritarian stability.”

    Its authors contend that disarray at home is hampering U.S. efforts to respond — saying America lacks the kind of compelling “story” it used to win the Cold War.

  38. 83 marleysperson
    June 30, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Remember?? IOKIYAR

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  40. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    June 30, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    LMAO. My new game is playing with these young whipper snappers. Eric should stick with taking on trump, which he’s really good at!

    • 88 jacquelineoboomer
      June 30, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      Of course, to be honest, I’ll add that in 2008, I told my son that my generation had effed up our country enough (was thinking G W Bush, in particular) and it was time for his generation (and Barack Obama) (not Hillary Clinton, which was an early-on struggle since my generation really wanted to see a woman president) to take over and do better! And I was right! 🙂

  41. June 30, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    If I can do, actually DO, anything during the remainder of my life to contribute to reconciliation of the crimes against non-white people, especially descendants of Slaves and Native Peoples I will have some solace given the legacy of brutality of my white ancestors and contemporaries.

    Ava is truly an inspiration.

  42. 92 Dudette
    June 30, 2019 at 7:44 pm

  43. 93 Dudette
    June 30, 2019 at 7:48 pm

  44. June 30, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    With all the issues about racism and white supremacy…why are folks focused on busing…SCOTUS just told black America that we do not have a federal redress to JIM CROW gerrymandering and voter suppression……let us focus on solutions to that

  45. June 30, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    i LOVE all my TOD friends. (major lurker, but here from the beginning, or real close? When exactly did TOD start?)…. Have a nice evening! Family over for grilled shrimpssssss! N..salads…n stuff!!! G’Night!

    • 96 marleysperson
      June 30, 2019 at 9:06 pm

      And we love you right back:)

    • 98 tnmtngirl1
      June 30, 2019 at 9:37 pm

      Excellent question about TOD . Anyone know specifically? My memory is that Chipsticks was posting on Daily Kos as blackwater dog. If I recall correctly, there were people who had issues with her posts, many of which had lots of pictures of then Senator Obama. So, she started her blog The Only Adult in the Room. Don’t remember when she shut that down and it switched to TOD. Anyone who can correct or add to my memory, please do. 😍💙

      • June 30, 2019 at 9:46 pm

        Yes, I think all that’s correct. I also remember her at DU posting as “Jackeens for Obama” or some such, which now shows up as “Not Found”.

        Anyway, I’m wondering if the problems we’re have here are related to the site being registered to Chips and not being able to get in touch with her to renew. As Bobfr mentioned, I’d also be glad to contribute to the fee if that would help. In the meantime, MUCH LOVE and gratitude to Nerdy Wonka.

      • 100 jacquelineoboomer
        June 30, 2019 at 10:52 pm

        Pretty sure Chips and BWD (I was on her site before TOD) are two different bloggers! BWD and Chips used to message each other back and forth on TOD, as I recall.

      • 105 mtmarilyn
        July 2, 2019 at 12:16 am

        That’s what I remember too. Also seems like there was another blog that started and several of us were on it too. I have no idea of the year.

    • 106 whenpamelawandered
      July 1, 2019 at 3:14 am

      Scroll down in the ARCHIVES below, for a lovely walk down memory lane! Keep You All The Heart..


    • 107 Obama Grandmama
      July 2, 2019 at 1:33 am

      I remember being on an Obama campaign blog run by the campaign to start with. When Obama was given a hard time about his middle name many inserted his middle name into their screen name. I named myself Obama Grandmama previous to the middle name situation when people were using his last name. Being a grandma I liked the poetic ring of Grandmama with Obama.
      The site changed after the election, but we were overrun by mean trolls. I remember switching to BWD and it was a haven for us after the trolling due to the excellent management. Then there was a switch to TOD. We seemed to be first to report news in Obama’s terms in office. When his time was over we were afraid our close daily time spent together might end. I am so relieved it did not. I am grateful for all of you. This time of Trump is very scary and hard to understand. Thank you all for helping me remember the good times of Obama’s leadership and I pray we will get back to good times again.

  46. June 30, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    My message for the day.

  47. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    June 30, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    One more mock at Ivanka before saying goodnight, TODville! Thanks again for being here, Nerdy, to keep us sane!

  48. 111 Dudette
    July 1, 2019 at 12:21 am

  49. 114 Dudette
    July 1, 2019 at 12:43 am

  50. 115 Susanne Holland
    July 1, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Aloha TOD ohana! I’m so glad to have found you again! And gladder still that Nerdy Wonka and the regulars are keeping the faith, and keeping the conversation going.
    I’d been checking in to lurk, after the switch with sign-ins threw me off. Then I went to Senegal to visit my son–amazing place– and came back to find the beloved blogsite Not Found. Aghhh!!! It’s been hurting my heart!
    Blessings and very best to all of you here ❤

  51. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2019 at 7:18 am

    • 117 marleysperson
      July 1, 2019 at 8:00 am

      The man VOMITS horseshit. That’s all that EVER comes out of his mouth! Morning everyone.

    • July 1, 2019 at 8:11 am

      His jealousy of PBO is full on ridiculous, it’s eating up his innards. Everytime he tries to dismantle PBO’s accomplishments, innard chunks are chewed away by his own vitriol. Heard of death by 1000 cuts, now am seeing it via jealousy & vitriol. 😏

      • 120 marleysperson
        July 1, 2019 at 8:28 am

        his life is a vindictive hellscape. I think that’s the perfect place for him. Unfortunately for the rest of us, we have to deal with the consequences of his shit life, too. I’m over it. He needs to be in jail where he belongs.

      • 121 jacquelineoboomer
        July 1, 2019 at 11:37 am

        Very good points!!!!

    • 122 Hillary Darton
      July 1, 2019 at 8:45 am

      See that’s my point about Trump, he lies when there is no reason to lie. He can’t help his self and the people around him have given up trying to help him from lying. If President Obama would have met with Kim jong um, there is no doubt Kim jong um would have ran where ever and met with him. We know that Trump is a pathological Liar.

  52. 125 Hillary Darton
    July 1, 2019 at 8:54 am

    I’m not sure of the date but forever FLOTUS44 Michelle Obama will be at the Essence Festival Superdome. I found out I think the date is July 6th.

  53. 126 marleysperson
    July 1, 2019 at 9:18 am

    And they ignored and disregarded . They shouldn’t be there in the first place!

  54. 127 marleysperson
    July 1, 2019 at 9:21 am


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  56. 130 marleysperson
    July 1, 2019 at 9:37 am

    I can guarantee you, that Andy Biggs will give Louie Gohmert a run for his money. This will be embarrassing.

  57. July 1, 2019 at 9:55 am

    This gives me Hope!

  58. July 1, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Never seen so much rancid dysfunction in my life.

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  61. 138 marleysperson
    July 1, 2019 at 11:03 am


  62. 141 marleysperson
    July 1, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Is this going to be the excuse they use? Iran had been complying for all these years. Until trump and his gang of ignorant agitators came along

  63. 143 marleysperson
    July 1, 2019 at 11:29 am

    ICYMI. Putin’s puppet. Putin is tutoring him on how to cheat some more.

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