The Spirit Of Unity

108 Responses to “The Spirit Of Unity”

  1. 1 jer44
    September 12, 2019 at 10:08 am

    @10:30am – House Speaker Pelosi holds weekly news briefing – https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-7

  2. 3 mtmarilyn
    September 12, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Thank you Jer44 for always keeping us informed. We so appreciate it!

  3. 8 Hillary Darton
    September 12, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Obama diary family, did any of you watch the press conference yesterday when Trump and Melania were in the oval office talking about e-cigarettes? Trump made a comment about Mellania having a kid, then he said we have a kid. I am not sure if I heard right, so I want to know if anyone else heard it or not.

  4. 14 marleysperson
    September 12, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Yes, please.

  5. 16 marleysperson
    September 12, 2019 at 11:11 am


  6. 18 jer44
    September 12, 2019 at 11:45 am

  7. September 12, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Speaker Pelosi (C-Span):
    Said Dems are litigating, investigating (6 committees), legislating (over 200 bills).
    Said people she speaks to around the country understand that impeachment is very divisive , “but we will follow the facts…till we are ready”. When asked about ‘mixed messages’ she said Dems are focusing on working for Americans, protecting the United States, “good to be careful”. “We are where we need to be…proud of members, committee work…can’t go any faster than the facts.”

  8. September 12, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    “It would be literally pulling the plug on a respirator,”
    said Dr. Harmatz who invited Isabel Bueso to the U.S. to undertake research clinical trials 16 years ago.
    USCIS terminated 1,000 medical deferred action requests per year without public notice.
    Oversight Committee Rep DeSaulneir: “they [USCIS] should be punished for this…She played by all the rules, she’s been here legally, her treatment is actually paid for by private medical insurance,” DeSaulnier said.
    “As an American it just makes me so angry that any American would do this to another human being.”

    • September 12, 2019 at 12:51 pm

      “Bueso was born with a rare genetic disease that has left her confined to a wheelchair and breathing through a throat device. Doctors in her native Guatemala told Bueso’s parents that she wouldn’t survive past age 10.
      Bueso came to the U.S. at the age of 7 with her family after doctors in the Bay Area invited her to participate in a clinical trial that eventually led to federal approval of a drug to treat her condition — mucopolysaccharidosis type VI. Bueso, who has since graduated from college at the top of her class and become an advocate for other people with her condition, receives a weekly intravenous infusion of medicine at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. The drug is not available in Guatemala, and her doctor, Paul Harmatz, said Bueso would die if forced to leave the U.S.”

    • September 12, 2019 at 12:52 pm

      The deadline for Isabel and her family is still this Saturday.
      No further clarification has been given, not even at the Congressional hearing yesterday. (So far have not found her testimony.) Imagine you’ve been given a death sentence to your face for no reason. You are exhausted and sick from hours of traveling and advocating for 2,000 others with MPS6 around the world.

    • September 12, 2019 at 12:54 pm

      Putin Party strategy:
      Uncertainty, cruelty, fear, serial chaos, no logic, no accountability.
      Trump likes to talk about “Tough guy”. Well he likes to torture, risk lives, write off, and kill little children.
      Tell him he can’t escape to his tax paid golf course just one time, and no cheeseburger.
      Yeh he’s a “tough guy” all right. Absent his brown shirts and dictator buddies, he is less than zero.

  9. 24 Dudette
    September 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm


  10. September 12, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Just the way president sadist likes it….
    Isabel Bueso, 24 years old, pleading for her life:
    “I want to live. I am a human being with hopes and dreams in my life.”

  11. September 12, 2019 at 1:58 pm

  12. September 12, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    It is Trump open season on Hispanic peoples.
    The gross treatment of Isabel is part of a pattern:
    Finding every possible angle to discredit, scapegoat, and dehumanize.
    …If the thousands of children in the border jails could talk.

  13. September 12, 2019 at 2:56 pm

  14. September 12, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Chairman Nadler: “The resolution before us represents the necessary next step in our investigation of corruption, obstruction, and abuse of power.”
    Lays it out: (https://nadler.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394065)
    Concludes: “But let me clear up any remaining doubt: The conduct under investigation poses a threat to our democracy. We have an obligation to respond to this threat. And we are doing so. Under the procedures outlined in this resolution, we will hold hearings that allow us to further consider the evidence against the President. At those hearings, in addition to Member questioning, we will allow staff counsel to participate for one hour, evenly divided between the Majority and the Minority. This will allow us to develop the record in ways that the five-minute rule does not always permit. We will also allow the President to respond to the evidence, in writing and on the record. No matter how we may disagree with him, President Trump is entitled to respond to the evidence in this way. And we will treat certain, sensitive evidence—such as grand jury information—as being received in executive session. Under these procedures, when we have finished these hearings and considered as much evidence we are able to gather, we will decide whether to refer articles of impeachment to the House floor.
    We have a constitutional, historical, and moral obligation to fully investigate these matters.
    Let us take the next step in that work without delay…”

  15. September 12, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    • September 12, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Who cannot now see who/what was behind the destruction of the Senate and who was helping MoscowMitch pull the strings – throughout PBO’s two terms.
      Barack Obama endured the constant barrage of fake attacks and negativity with grace and goodness, while creating a remarkable list of accomplishments on our behalf. President Obama is a rare event, that rare appearance in history, one to be cherished especially by Democrats. So prez candidates, pls be smart and do not make a hames of it.

  16. 36 marleysperson
    September 12, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Feel good story of the day:)

  17. 37 marleysperson
    September 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm

  18. 38 nena20409
    September 12, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Hello, TODville Community

  19. 40 marleysperson
    September 12, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    We all probably feel the same way as he does. I know I do.

  20. September 12, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    • September 12, 2019 at 7:53 pm

      I feel the same, Sheila. We know the “moderators” will ask questions with the intent to generate drama. I’m hoping the candidates will have a WTF answer or better yet, ignore the question and deflect to pertinent issues.

      I’m also hoping the candidates don’t go for soundbite moments at the expense of the other candidate. I respect them more when they can make themselves stand based on their own merits; not by trying to bring someone else down.

  21. September 12, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    why…host a panel discussion of this importance on the night of the Dem Debate…don’t get it

  22. 44 marleysperson
    September 12, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    What just happened with Castro and Biden? Castro went after Biden like he was a senile old man. Again, each one of them is not the enemy

    • 45 Obama Grandmama
      September 12, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      I was angered with Castro for that attack.

    • 46 jacquelineoboomer
      September 12, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      Castro is not impressing me at all. I stuck with him this long because I thought he was somebody else, I guess. No more.

      I’m still with Kamala Harris, but I think when Joe Biden mentioned something she wants to do by executive order as president would be unconstitutional and she responded, “Joe, yes we can,” as a mock, that was off-putting – big time.

      Cory Booker’s doing great tonight, I think, and some of the others. I just want to beat trump. And I’ll vote for any of these candidates over trump, of course.

  23. 47 Nerdy Wonka
    September 12, 2019 at 8:42 pm

  24. 49 Obama Grandmama
    September 12, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Beto’s Passion on guns is so needed.

  25. 50 Obama Grandmama
    September 12, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Amy and Kamala impressed me tonight.

  26. 51 Obama Grandmama
    September 12, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    If only they could all stay positive and keep their attacks on Trump. All seem to be complimenting Beto. Wonder if his polling will rise after this debate?

  27. September 12, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Damn, Joe just butchered the immigration answer. How simple is it to say “WE DEPORTED CRIMINALS, NOT WORKING FAMILIES WHICH ARE THE LOW HANGING FRUIT…”

    • 53 marleysperson
      September 12, 2019 at 9:35 pm

      I thought the exact same thing. I answered when the moderator asked the question. Before Joe. It wasn’t that hard. Joe should have just said so

  28. 54 Obama Grandmama
    September 12, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    True on Joe, but I am crossing Castro off my list as he is viciously attacking Joe at every opportunity.

    • 55 jacquelineoboomer
      September 12, 2019 at 9:21 pm

      I just unsubscribed to his campaign’s e-mails. Very disappointed because tonight wasn’t the first time.

      • 56 marleysperson
        September 12, 2019 at 9:27 pm

        No… and he did it AGAIN after the first one! If these candidates can’t stand on their own policy ideas without trying to drag someone else down, when we have a squatter MONSTER in the Oval, then I have no use for them. I will discount them for my vote unless they are the one left standing against the criminal

    • September 12, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      I think Biden did a great job answering the immigration question. He did not want to make any ads for the Trumpsters. They also raided businesses that were employing undocumented workers on a large scale. What he was able to do in his second term was reduce the number of deportations by focusing on high risk individuals (criminals) with a non focus on low risk individuals (individuals with no criminal record and/or people who had been here for a significant amount of time. President Obama had to do it this way because McConnell, Boehner, and Ryan directed their caucus not to support any bill coming from the Obama White House. DACA and other actions he took were limited to what he could do via executive action and still uphold the constitution.

      And Castro did a terrible thing and he was wrong on the facts. He’s done.

  29. 58 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    • 59 Obama Grandmama
      September 12, 2019 at 10:30 pm

      Obama only separated immigrant children from those that brought them here when they showed signs of being abused. He only deported those with criminal records. He came up with the Dreamer Act protecting those brought here as a child that broke no laws and excelled in school.
      Contrast that with Trump that separates and abuses children by holding them in cages without proper care, and does not even keep track of families so they can be reunited. Trump destroyed The Dreamer Act, rounds up all immigrants even if they are model community members, hauls them off regardless of leaving their children alone. Cancels children’s medical treatment and sends them home to an assured death with no treatment available. He blocks destitute people from the Bahamas needing shelter who in the past were allowed here.

  30. September 12, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    It appears that Elizabeth Warren’s strategy is to be the invisible woman and hope that she’s declared the winner by default…

  31. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2019 at 9:29 pm

  32. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Not that I usually quote Mika.

  33. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2019 at 9:36 pm

  34. 71 marleysperson
    September 12, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Senator Harris😂😂😂😂😂😂

  35. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2019 at 10:25 pm

  36. 78 marleysperson
    September 12, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Meanwhile… in the endless nightmare…

  37. 79 Obama Grandmama
    September 12, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    What was the loud protest in the debate hall when Biden gave his summary about. I am becoming suspicious that Trump supporters may disrupt the Dem debates. If not who were they? I could not tell. I am watching ABC.

  38. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2019 at 10:41 pm

  39. 83 Obama Grandmama
    September 12, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    I am impressed with nine of these candidates. I crossed Castro off my list. I heard a commentator say we needed him to toughen Biden up. Not so I say he needed to fight fairly not use ageism against Biden in a mean way. It is not for the Dems to copy the GOP. I liked the openings and summaries of our candidates.

  40. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    • 87 COS
      September 12, 2019 at 11:16 pm

      I feel ya Jacqueline. 🙂

      • 88 jacquelineoboomer
        September 12, 2019 at 11:27 pm

        Ha – right after I sent that, I got a campaign e-mail from them with a new sticker – it’s round and I sent ’em a follow-up tweet to put a small hole in the middle of that sticker and they’ll have their vinyl record!

  41. September 12, 2019 at 11:27 pm

  42. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Beto just told Chris Matthews he didn’t think it was fair that Castro tried to imply that Joe Biden’s losing it and that he “didn’t like it.” Luckily, they didn’t pursue it.

    It wasn’t a good look for Castro, whether Joe’s your candidate or not, in my book.

  43. September 13, 2019 at 12:03 am

  44. September 13, 2019 at 12:47 am

  45. September 13, 2019 at 1:01 am

    The guy should be charged and jailed ….

  46. September 13, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Listen to the audience … listen to #MomsDemand …. change is coming … because all it takes are people with courage to make it happen ….

    Goodnight TOD …

  47. 98 whenpamelawandered
    September 13, 2019 at 5:08 am

    My beloveds, our hearts are so heavy, the fear and overwhelming discord are beyond what the human heart can bear, alone. Thank you for staying the course, for holding true to a vision we all Hope for, and Know WILL be the truth of the future. It won’t be much longer, Keep You The Heart!

  48. September 13, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Morning Joe keeps asking why no one is challenging Sanders and Warren on the cost of their Health Bill. I distinctly remember Biden 1) comparing the cost of his proposal to theirs, and 2) challenging them to not only reveal the cost but also how they would pay for it…going as far as noting that the increase cost to the 1% would only cover a portion of the total cost.

    Did I hear wrong?

  49. 100 Don
    September 13, 2019 at 8:43 am

    I did not watch the debate, the consensus that I’ve heard so far is that Castro went after Joe, and Kamala won the night. I did not hear anything about Warren or Bernie. Which ever Dem comes out on top I’ll vote for.

    • 101 Hillary Darton
      September 13, 2019 at 9:36 am

      I did not watch the debates either, but what I heard was Castro going after Biden about his memory ,age. I used to respect Castro, not anymore.

  50. 102 marleysperson
    September 13, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Morning everyone. Nothing of beauty will be left when he’s done. He must not be allowed more squat time

    • September 13, 2019 at 10:02 am

      NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. NYET.
      We must wind down fossil fuels. Not this. Doom wants to leave this nation in tatters. He must really hate America. The OIl/Koch oligarchs are destroying the Arctic top to bottom. Trump also going after Tonglass.
      The Arctic is central to the dismantling of the U.S.
      The media must be on it, not just the election.
      Get the great traitorous pretender off his arse and out the door asap. Impeach.
      –Alarm bells.

  51. 104 marleysperson
    September 13, 2019 at 9:09 am


    • 105 carla4obama
      September 13, 2019 at 10:36 am

      Wouldn’t support any of the Dem candidates? WOW! What is wrong with them? Sure…lets be sure Trump gets a second term. I’m feeling pissed off right now.

  52. September 13, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Random lovely news, not debate-related!😂

    Curbed NY: James Baldwin’s Upper West Side home is a national landmark.

  53. 107 Hillary Darton
    September 13, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Lost respect for Castro last night with the B.S.he pulled with Biden. When you rub me the wrong way I am done with you. Bye Castro.

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