Highlighting Our Common Humanity


122 Responses to “Highlighting Our Common Humanity”

  1. 1 mtmarilyn
    November 28, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Happy Thanksgiving TODville family. Hope everyone has a day they love, no matter how you celebrate it. Especially thankful for Nerdy Wonka for keeping us going, for our greatMiss Chips for starting this blog and having the great vision to have Nerdy Wonka to keep us going.

    Also all you wonderful people who come here to keep us informed. You are all a gift. Thank you all.

  2. 3 whenpamelawandered
    November 28, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Perfect title for a post, bless you NW, enjoy this day!

    whenpamelawandered on November 28, 2019 at 10:33 am
    And I’ll chime in here to agree with Barack, Joyce Alene and Elise, listening is a vital capacity and a skill we all benefit from! Much love and best wishes to all o’ y’all for a blessed,
    Thanksgiving, may your day be filled with loving kindness, and pie! I’ll add this link as a topic-changer, because it’s all about celebrating difference, and listening to what people have to share! Coming up to the first anniversary for Discover Humanity next week, they are doing well, in Cambodia now, will be crisscrossing with the Obama’s through Asia-Pacific!
    Big hugs all around from WMP/W!


    Go for it!

    ps: they launched this incredible humanitarian project on my birthday in 2018, I cannot tell you what an honor and how humbling a feeling it brings to watch it grow and develop! ♥️💞♥️

  3. 5 Don
    November 28, 2019 at 11:24 am

    I don’t think listening has ever been a problem for the Democrats when it comes to having meaningful conversation with Republicans. The problem is how do we smile and carry on respectful conversations with Republicans that despises our very existence? There is no common ground to be found with a Republican Party that wants to get rid of Obamacare. There is no common ground to be found with a Republican Party that locks children immigrants in cages. In my opinion, I think it is unwise for Democrats to unilaterally give up its platform just so we can appear to be more civilized than Republicans. The Republicans aren’t interested in our civility, nor our ability to listen. The only thing that interest Republicans is getting their way, even to the detriment of Democrats.

    Happy Thanksgiving TOD….

  4. November 28, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Always good advice, kind words and deeds as an example of being a good citizen and family man. Happy Thanksgiving US friends and families.

  5. 14 marleysperson
    November 28, 2019 at 11:36 am


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  7. November 28, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Happy Thanksgiving! Nerdy, today, as always, I’m grateful for you and all of the TOD family.

    Preparing dinner for my Mom and me. Bittersweet as my sister-cousin cousin is no longer with us… However, I’m Blessed and grateful that at 87, my Mom is still going strong!

    As it is just the two of us, I’m preparing a simple menu; mixed greens salad, chicken marsala, wild rice, roasted brussels sprouts w/balsamic ginger glaze, roasted asparagus, roll, and cheesecake. Setting the table with fine linens, the good China, crystal, and silver. Even breaking out the good serving ware… Doesn’t make sense to have all this stuff, then use disposables…

    May you and your family have a Blessed and joyous Thanksgiving!

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  10. 19 sjterrid
    November 28, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families here at TOD! I’m so grateful for you, Nerdy, and for Chips starting this blog.

  11. 20 cwaterma
    November 28, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Always glad to come here. I get encouragement every time. May all of you have a blessed Thanksgiving. I was born on Thanksgiving, many years ago, and have always loved this day. No pressure, just food and fellowship. Hope all of you have a great day. I am thankful for Adam Schiff, Fiona Hill, Nancy Pelosi, and all who are working to maintain our democracy by honoring the Constitution.

  12. 21 nena20409
    November 28, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Good Morning, Good Day, Good Afternoon, TODbots.

    Happy Thanksgiving🙏💪💙❤💜🤗😍💜❤💙💪🙏🥃🥂🥗🍲🥧🍂🍤🎶🎶🙌🎩👒💁‍♀️🙇‍♀️❣

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  14. 23 nena20409
    November 28, 2019 at 1:06 pm

  15. 24 marleysperson
    November 28, 2019 at 1:14 pm


  16. 25 marleysperson
    November 28, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    • 26 marleysperson
      November 28, 2019 at 1:16 pm

  17. 28 marleysperson
    November 28, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    The ignorance is stunning with this squatter. He is making us, and the entire world, less safe.

  18. 29 marleysperson
    November 28, 2019 at 1:25 pm

  19. 30 marleysperson
    November 28, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    In case they try to make this argument at dinner. No. That BS doesn’t work, either. He’s a liability

  20. 33 nena20409
    November 28, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    • 34 Don
      November 28, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      When you think about these kids sitting in classrooms trying to learn on an empty stomach, and for some of these children lunch might be the only meal they will have for the day. In the greatest country in the world, how and why is a child burden with paying off a lunch debt?

  21. 35 nena20409
    November 28, 2019 at 1:46 pm

  22. 36 Dudette
    November 28, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! For those who can’t be with loved ones today, know that you are loved now and always!

  23. 38 marleysperson
    November 28, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    With him

  24. 39 ggail44
    November 28, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family. I am so thankful to Nerdy for keeping the blog alive for us. I’m thankful to our beloved Chipsticks for creating this blog and making it a family for us. I’m thankful for my friends near and far and my family. And last but not least, I’m thankful for my health because this time last year was really tough. ❤️

  25. 42 pkayden
    November 28, 2019 at 3:05 pm

  26. 43 marleysperson
    November 28, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Could be!!

  27. November 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    GIVING THANKS for our bounty.

  28. November 28, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    A granular close-up and it almost looks like fabric. So stunning.

  29. 52 vcprezofan2
    November 28, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Wishing all American TOD-ers a blessed Thanksgiving get-together with family and friends! May the ensuing year be all that you hope for, ++ more! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

  30. 53 marleysperson
    November 28, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Thread. Yeah, made me smile at the thought.

  31. 54 marleysperson
    November 28, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Interesting thread

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  34. 59 marleysperson
    November 29, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Morning everyone. Because facts matter

    • 60 Don
      November 29, 2019 at 9:54 am

      Surely he must have known this before he made the statement? This is what I’m talking about with Biden, marijuana has to be the most studied drug in the history of drugs. And in all the published literature there is no indication that it is a gateway drug. So how does Biden come to the conclusion in forty-eight hours that, oh, it isn’t a gateway drug when all the literature pointed in that same direction like forever and a day. Look, I like Biden, the guy I’m sure never stole a freight train. But my god, the guy talks out of out his ass from time to time. Hell, even the pope knows that marijuana isn’t a gateway drug.

  35. 63 marleysperson
    November 29, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Which is why I dislike Christmas more and more with each passing year… too commercialized and people are nasty. The exact opposite of what’s supposed to happen

  36. 65 jer44
    November 29, 2019 at 10:05 am

  37. 66 Don
    November 29, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Last night as we were having Thanksgiving dinner a commercial came on previewing “Frosty the Snowman.” I told my son growing up my brother and I watched it every time it came on, eyes glued. It was an honor just to turn the knob on the television. My son barely acknowledged me, he didn’t even take his eyes off of his cellphone. At that exact moment, a past that I thought was rich and exciting was hurled into the dustbin of history. My progeny, for all intents and purposes handed me my hat and showed me the door.

  38. 67 marleysperson
    November 29, 2019 at 10:45 am

    😂😂😂😂 Thread. We can laugh now

  39. 69 jer44
    November 29, 2019 at 11:23 am

    British PM Johnson to Trump: keep out of UK election – reut.rs/2qVLl0l

  40. 70 marleysperson
    November 29, 2019 at 11:31 am

    What the actual flying fuck. Get these morons out of here and NEVER let them make a decision. For ANYONE!

    • 71 Obama Grandmama
      November 29, 2019 at 5:31 pm

      What about having a rule or law that any person running for office would need to pass both a basic high school exam and a US citizenship exam just prior to declaring a run? Then we could pin them down on making dumb rules or laws out of political necessity not ignorance.

      • 72 Betsy
        November 29, 2019 at 8:54 pm

        I told my students that I thought lawmakers should have to take my Constitution test they have to take every fall and have to pass it with an A, before they can take their oath of office and begin work. They get 2 tries, if they fail, they have to take classes on the Constitution and retake the test. They thought it was a great idea.

  41. 73 marleysperson
    November 29, 2019 at 11:33 am


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    November 29, 2019 at 12:15 pm

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    November 29, 2019 at 12:18 pm

  44. 77 marleysperson
    November 29, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    • 78 marleysperson
      November 29, 2019 at 3:37 pm

  45. 79 marleysperson
    November 29, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Maybe I’ll try Chik Fil A now:) It was on my No Go List forever

  46. 80 nena20409
    November 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODville community

  47. 81 marleysperson
    November 29, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    • 82 jacquelineoboomer
      November 29, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      Think I heard about 21 former staffers of Senator Harris’ campaign have talked to the NYT and others about their assertion she’s difficult to work with and for, the campaign management is off, no clear direction coming from her, etc.

      WHY do Democrats do this to one another? If you were unhappy working with her – or him – just leave. One of the campaign staff members went over to work on Bloomberg’s campaign, and is still talking like this. Aren’t we above any of that? Ugh.

      • 83 COS
        November 29, 2019 at 7:25 pm

        Amy K. experienced the same thing.

      • 86 Obama Grandmama
        November 29, 2019 at 7:27 pm

        Ever notice there seems to be a majority of articles about complaints by campaign workers for women candidates reported on by the press? They never much publish worker complaints about male candidates. The complaints about males are more serious like sexual harassment charges. Seems when there isn’t much to complain about the minuscule things are used to leverage as equal comparisons even though they are not equal. I heard complaints about Hillary, Amy and now Kamala.

        • 87 jacquelineoboomer
          November 29, 2019 at 8:10 pm

          I think you nailed part of it. Definitely Hillary and Amy were included, and now Kamala. I wasn’t a big fan of Hillary or Amy, but that doesn’t matter, either. It needs to change, one fine day. Not sure it will, but we keep hoping.

  48. 88 marleysperson
    November 29, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    But they’ll keep quiet just to have a shot at being re-elected. A bridge too far for the cowards to speak up for the good of the country! VOTE THEM ALL OUT!

    • 89 Don
      November 29, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      He isn’t the first congressman to say that. If I were him or one of his colleagues I’d be embarrassed to even say that out loud. They have no backbone, expect when it comes to trying to dictate to a woman what she should or shouldn’t do with her own body.

  49. 90 jer44
    November 29, 2019 at 1:46 pm

  50. 93 nena20409
    November 29, 2019 at 3:08 pm

  51. 94 pkayden
    November 29, 2019 at 4:44 pm

  52. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    November 29, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Pete Souza, with all his glowing comments and photography of President Obama in tow, was on Deadline White House today with Nicolle Wallace. He’s so great (as is his former boss!).

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  54. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    November 29, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I don’t want to allow any hatred into my head tonight, so I’m not reading this story – but I hope it’s true!

  55. November 29, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Psychopath Trump’s goal: To abduct 26,000 children at the border.
    “A new report from the DHS IG says that the Trump administration had a goal of separating 26,000 immigrant children from their families. Administrative failures meant DHS had no idea what it was doing or ultimately what it had done.”
    Ali Velshi video: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-aimed-to-split-26-000-immigrant-kids-from-families-report-74207301626
    —A Miller-Trump warm up?
    —-America is now in line with some of the worst authoritarian states in the world.

  56. 100 marleysperson
    November 29, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Pete Sousa is going to be on All In tonight 🙂

  57. 104 marleysperson
    November 29, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Alternative facts. Again.

  58. 105 marleysperson
    November 29, 2019 at 8:19 pm


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  63. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    November 30, 2019 at 12:19 am


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      November 30, 2019 at 12:32 am

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  68. 120 whenpamelawandered
    November 30, 2019 at 9:05 am


    @discover.humanity is celebrating 1000 followers on Instagram!! Yay! If anyone is on IG and would like to enter the first giveaway for a T-shirt, go into their page and follow the directions to enter!

    Also, too, it’s a terrific page and a great way to keep up with this dynamic duo!

    Big hugs all around!


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