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Growing Your Reading List


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  1. 1 Betsy
    November 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    I love checking out Obama’s reading lists. Thanks for sharing, Nerdy!

  2. 2 todjey
    November 10, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Congrats on first Betsy. Good evening TODville.

    I was watching Circus on HBO … there were some older Trump supporters at a Democratic elected official’s townhall in a town in Pennsylvania, who still support the moron. How they can think PP did nothing wrong, just boggles my mind. One of them spouted something about socialism. I wish the Democratic Eelected official had said …’ … Socialism, that now be like the govt giving out billions to farmers in Midwest’.

  3. 3 jacquelineoboomer
    November 10, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy!

  4. 4 jacquelineoboomer
    November 10, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    OMG.

    • 5 jacquelineoboomer
      November 11, 2019 at 12:14 am

      I think the tweet was deleted because Lt. Col. Vindman wasn’t technically “fired” – just removed from his current job and sent back to the Department of Defense for a new assignment. The claim was that they were moving around a few others, too. Ugh. It was obvious retaliation, but I’m not sure Vindman wanted to hang that close to the fools, in any event.

      • November 11, 2019 at 12:08 pm

        This is a demotion…a slap and a warning to others…just wondering will any of the others be demoted…or is Vidman fair game because he is an immigrant and Jewish

        • 7 jacquelineoboomer
          November 11, 2019 at 12:31 pm

          Exactly. His personal attorney put out a tweet today that he does remain in the position at State, but the damage is done relating to the potential that future truth-tellers will so bravely come out.

  5. November 10, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Yup ….

  6. November 10, 2019 at 9:33 pm

  7. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    November 11, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Thought I’d re-post this Veterans Day poem from a few years ago. I dedicated it then, and do again, to our TOD veterans (Yardarm, Bob, Alycee and the others) . Thank you all for giving so much to our country!

    ***

    He Served

    He hugged the grandmother,
    and mom and dad,
    tears in his eyes
    that he couldn’t let them see.
    Looked over his shoulder
    to remember their faces
    set in time.
    This time in his life
    he would only understand
    was extraordinary,
    looking back.

    Honor and bravery
    and, yes, to be a man
    were why he signed up early,
    why he went off
    why he missed a bit of his youth
    and journeyed to a far-off
    war-time destination
    he had never
    heard much about
    when he was younger.

    The in-between years
    are not forgot
    They enter in dreams
    and memories he sometimes wished
    he didn’t have.
    He knows he’s not alone
    in the recollections
    yet only a small amount of comfort
    has come from that,
    has ever come from that.

    It is what it is,
    his mantra.
    It is what it is.

    But now in the prime
    of his older years
    he wears a ballcap with the
    name of his service on it
    and the name of his war.
    He remembers the conflict
    and when he
    remembers the grandmother
    remembers mom and dad
    he feels the honor
    he thinks he brought them.

    The sting of yesterday’s tears
    in his crinkly eyes come from
    the love of country
    the esprit de corps ~
    the brothers and comrades
    he left behind or
    still meets for coffee
    on a Wednesday morning
    in his hometown.

    And when he and his brothers
    talk over coffee
    about the “free lunch” for veterans
    they’re serving at the
    VFW, in a few hours,
    he turns to them
    (those who, like he,
    paid ahead such a high price
    for that “free lunch” years ago)
    and says,
    “We should support that
    for the new vets
    who might really need it.”

    He is what he is.

    A veteran.

    A man.

  8. 18 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 12:09 am

    🐶

  9. 19 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 12:17 am

  10. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    November 11, 2019 at 12:20 am

  11. 24 pkayden
    November 11, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Another rat jumps ship.

    • 25 No Child Left Behind
      November 11, 2019 at 7:46 am

      This is the only thing I like to read these days, that moronic, coward GOP are resigning, with all due respect to my POTUS44. I am waiting for the next bombshell: Homeland arrested the psychopath in chief in DC!

  12. 26 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Correction:

  13. 27 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Salute to all our veterans!

  14. 28 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 7:52 am

  15. 29 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 7:53 am

  16. 30 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 7:55 am

  17. 31 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 7:57 am

  18. 32 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 8:02 am

  19. 33 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 8:12 am

  20. 34 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 8:13 am

  21. 38 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 8:21 am

    • 39 marleysperson
      November 11, 2019 at 9:00 am

      Pro life my dying ass.

    • November 11, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      State sponsored violence against diversity.
      How many countries will murder you for being gay or trans….?
      “There are currently six countries where the death penalty is used for people in same-sex relationships: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia. This number rises to eight if the Isis-occupied territories of Iraq and Syria are included”.
      = Trump is in bed with the “Christian” Right. Some groups send big money to organizations who are for the oppression of LBTIQ. So you know they’d like those kinds of laws to be in place here.

    • 41 pkayden
      November 11, 2019 at 4:37 pm

      Wow. Disgusting.

  22. 42 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Morning everyone…. busy and important week coming up! This was my exact point I made. Call it what it is, bribery and extortion, and nix the Latin crap. People barely speak proper English, ffs…. use words they understand!!

  23. 43 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Thank you, veterans. I honor your service to our country on this day. Your call to duty and selfless sacrifices are unable to be fully repaid. You are the best of the best of all of us. ❤️
    To all of out TOD family veterans, you are doubly special. Many thanks and much love to all of you.

  24. 44 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Share widely

  25. 45 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 9:03 am

    People are so punny 😆 Enjoy the replies!

  26. 47 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 9:05 am

  27. 48 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 9:13 am

  28. 49 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 9:27 am

  29. 51 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Conscienceness of guilt

  30. 54 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 9:41 am

    What could go wrong?

  31. 55 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Seriously just don’t use Uber or Lyft. Evil bastards!

  32. 57 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 9:59 am

  33. 58 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Hmm…

  34. 59 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 10:11 am

  35. 60 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 10:13 am

    What a real President says…

  36. 61 jer44
    November 11, 2019 at 10:14 am

  37. 62 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 10:14 am

    • 63 marleysperson
      November 11, 2019 at 10:17 am

      Because we just can’t get enough of what a REAL President looks and sounds like

    • November 11, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      So much love to Veterans and their families. We have had a vivid inside lately on how it is in Syria, our Military working with Kurdish forces to stop ISIS. Wow what must it be like = horrendous. At the same time I wish our world freedom from war. May there be peace, peace in their hearts, peace in all of our hearts.

  38. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    November 11, 2019 at 10:39 am

    • 66 carla4obama
      November 11, 2019 at 11:31 am

      Buttigieg has mentioned Obama quite a bit in fact. He campaigned for Obama; he respects Obama and Obama respects him. Hell, some of Obama’s people are helping Buttigieg in his campaign right now. Is he perfect? No. But I just wish people would actually listen to the man before casting judgement.

      • 67 jacquelineoboomer
        November 11, 2019 at 12:33 pm

        In this case only, he was quoted wrong in a newspaper article and then the editor issued a retraction and apology. He addressed that this morning.

  39. 68 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 10:41 am

  40. 69 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 10:43 am

    This is too cute! 😆

  41. 70 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 10:46 am

  42. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    November 11, 2019 at 10:48 am

  43. 79 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 10:52 am

  44. 80 jer44
    November 11, 2019 at 11:49 am


    NOW: Pete Buttigieg attends Veterans Day Ceremony in Boscawen, New Hampshire –
    https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-4

  45. 81 jer44
    November 11, 2019 at 11:56 am

  46. November 11, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    So here we go: NPR.
    NPR interviewing Nikki Haley say that she didn’t like what Trump did but “not impeachable”.

  47. 87 jer44
    November 11, 2019 at 12:04 pm

  48. 90 nena20409
    November 11, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Good Morning, Good Day, Good Afternoon.
    Veterans Day 🙏💪🙏🙇‍♀️👒🎩💁‍♀️🤗😍 to all our Beloved Vets on this platform & across the USA.
    Hello, Beloved TODville Community.
    Thank you, Nerdy Wonka.
    ❤💜💚💙💓🙇‍♀️🙏💪🙏

  49. 91 nena20409
    November 11, 2019 at 12:16 pm

  50. 92 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 12:17 pm

  51. 93 nena20409
    November 11, 2019 at 12:19 pm

  52. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    November 11, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    I forget his name and can’t find it easily, but one of the advocates (himself a veteran) for Iraqi and Afghanistan Vets was on MSNBC earlier today, saying there was no way he was participating in the NYC event when he found out trump would be there. One of his quotes that got to me was when he said that, overall and especially where the military is concerned, trump has “no cultural competency.”

    Says it all. Next time, RWNJs, don’t vote for a person who’s been living under a rock his whole stupid life.

  53. 95 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Horse’s ass

  54. 96 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm

  55. 97 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Cool!

  56. 98 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 12:46 pm

  57. 99 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 12:48 pm

  58. 100 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 12:49 pm

  59. 103 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 12:50 pm

  60. 104 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 12:51 pm

  61. 107 nena20409
    November 11, 2019 at 1:35 pm

  62. 108 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Ella got the music in her! 😍

  63. 109 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 1:54 pm

  64. 110 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  65. 111 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 2:02 pm

  66. 112 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 2:02 pm

  67. 113 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Exactly

  68. 114 jer44
    November 11, 2019 at 2:32 pm


    NOW: Pete Buttigieg delivers Veterans Day address in Rochester, New Hampshire – https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-8

  69. 116 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 2:42 pm

  70. 117 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 2:51 pm

  71. 120 nena20409
    November 11, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    • November 11, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      so none of the blk folks rate in lily white New Hampshire…

      • 122 nena20409
        November 11, 2019 at 4:46 pm

        NH & AI are probably similar in demographics.
        Senator Obama won IA in 2008 with 39% points. He was leading to win in NH until Hillary Clinton got emotional 2 days before the NH primary.
        Until Mr. Obama won the IA caucus, the majority of the Black votes were not for him.
        The Bradley effect is still a huge problem. If it were not, in most Southern States, with the current population & migration & re-migration of POC to the South & roughly, about 10-15% of the White Votes in TN, MS, SC, NC, GA, TX & FL…these States would be in Dems control. DNC needs to find ways to address this.
        Once FL & TX go back to being the Blue States…..GOP will be in the wilderness for 40yrs+ plus like they did after FDR.

  72. 123 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    MORE OF THIS PLEASE

  73. 126 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 3:38 pm

  74. 127 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 3:40 pm

  75. 130 Dudette
    November 11, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Bye bye Mercury!

  76. 131 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 4:23 pm

  77. 132 marleysperson
    November 11, 2019 at 4:28 pm

  78. 133 sjterrid
    November 11, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Greetings, TOD!

    Thank you to all our veterans and their families for your service. ❤️

  79. 135 nena20409
    November 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm


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