140 Responses to “#SongsOfComfort”

  1. 1 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Good Morning Family! Thank you all for your words of comfort and condolence. I’m forever grateful for the safe and loving space the TOD continues to be. Thank you Nerdy! Thank you everyone! ♥️♥️♥️

    • 2 ggail44
      April 2, 2020 at 12:14 pm

      Dudette sista, {{{{HUGS}}}} my prayers for you & your family during this time. Both of my parents died while I was in a different city/state but I found comfort in the conversation I had with them the day before they transitioned and I hope your cousins can do that too.

      I remember your work friend and her husband and we mourned his loss and now she’s reunited with her love one.

      May God keep them all in perfect peace ❤️💕

    • 5 carla4obama
      April 2, 2020 at 1:02 pm

      Oh dear Dudette..read what happened to your Auntie. And your young friend. I do hope once this is over your family can come together and have a celebration of your Aunties life. We are truly never alone. Take care Dudette.

      • 6 Dudette
        April 2, 2020 at 1:22 pm

        Thanks Carla. We’re hoping to do a memorial service for her sometime later this year. For now the funeral home is allowing close relatives to pay their respects 5 people at a time per day until they bury her on Saturday. 😞

    • 7 marleysperson
      April 2, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      Love you❤️

  2. 11 jer44
    April 2, 2020 at 10:26 am


  3. 15 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 10:29 am

  4. 16 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 10:30 am

  5. 17 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Mariah Carey – Hero

  6. 18 marleysperson
    April 2, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Wouldn’t expect anything else

  7. 19 jer44
    April 2, 2020 at 10:54 am

  8. 20 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2020 at 11:27 am

    Good Morning TODVille.

    Please stay safe.

  9. 21 pkayden
    April 2, 2020 at 11:43 am

  10. April 2, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Congrats Dudette, and thanks for all the uplifting posts Nerdy. Music is soothing or energizing, depending on mood and tunes. Our #StayHome order in Oregon is working to flatten the curve. Far fewer deaths here than our neighbors WA and CA. Hang in there, and stay health, villagers!

  11. 23 marleysperson
    April 2, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    This should horrify everyone.

    • 25 carla4obama
      April 2, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      OH>>> but he was so distracted by the impeachment..its the Dems fault . That is their new strategy . Tried to blame it on President Obama too. Media…dont let hime get away with all this shit. We sit at home and feel helpless…you can be our voice.

  12. 26 jer44
    April 2, 2020 at 12:19 pm

  13. 27 jer44
    April 2, 2020 at 12:20 pm

  14. April 2, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    This woman never rests.

  15. 29 marleysperson
    April 2, 2020 at 12:30 pm

  16. April 2, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Love this.
    When you have a confidence man in the WH who doesn’t look at worst case scenarios….
    Michael Lewis to Chris Hayes:
    “If you’ve gone through your entire life with the sense that no what matter happens, no matter what the facts are, you can tell a story that is going to put you in a good light- it’s an unbelievable faith in narrative if you think
    about it – it’s a faith that he has in storytelling that trumps the facts, that trumps knowledge, that trumps the truth. You can come in after the fact and invent whatever story you want and sell it – first to yourself, right – but to those around you. That is the precondition for this situation. That’s why he was able to ignore the Federal Government.
    Because in the back of his mind is, whatever happens, I can tell a story.
    And you can see it happening right? You can see it happening. And the story will evolve. And you can bet that six months from now, this two month period where they completely screwed up their response to this thing, we’re going to hear a completely different story about what actually happened.”

  17. 31 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Another cultural icon is gone

  18. 34 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 12:44 pm

  19. April 2, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Loss of sense of smell:
    Could be a rough guide to mapping the virus in the absence of massive testing…
    Michael Lewis to Chris Hayes:
    “Two leading British ENT doctors sent a letter to their colleagues saying look, it’s not only a symptom of the Coronavirus but it’s an early symptom, and sometimes it’s a symptom when there are no other symptoms. So the kind of people who might be walking around with it not knowing they have it, have this symptom —and it’s the loss of a sense of smell.
    They spent a lot of time talking to doctors around the world. They did their best to grind some stats, they think that 30 to 60% of the people who get the virus lose their sense of smell, often early.
    If you have the Coronavirus there’s a very likely chance this has happened.
    In the absence of tests, without the testing, the big problem is you can’t analyze where the thing is going.
    This might be a very crude substitute.
    Both for people to self-diagnose and isolate, but also – and this is the idea of a former Wall Street risk manager named Peter Hancock – it’s a very good idea, that you can crowdsource this information. You get people to go on-line and say “I can’t smell” and that would first get people off the street who shouldn’t be on the street, and it would also give you a kind of population-wide map of the disease, which is what we’re lacking. And you know the fact that we’re lacking this data in this country is the most amazing thing, because we have been in every other aspect of our lives data-obsessed. Everything from baseball teams to political campaigns depend on the data! And we have a government that has failed to collect the data. So the idea is you find a crude hack to substitute for the failure of the federal government.”
    –A crude ‘hack” to substitute for the failure of the federal government = fabulous.
    –And is it a fact that women have the better sense of smell?

  20. 36 marleysperson
    April 2, 2020 at 12:47 pm

  21. 37 jer44
    April 2, 2020 at 12:51 pm

  22. 39 marleysperson
    April 2, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Read this. Share this. It could be your parents.

  23. April 2, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Advocating that we all wear a mask.
    Dr. Mukherjee discussed with O”Donnell:
    The need for the general public to wear a simple mask when not isolating at home.
    The doctor said that while the stringent N95 masks must be available for all healthcare workers,
    (as an asymptomatic carrier) COVID-19 requires everyone to wear simple masks and wear gloves when outside.
    He emphasized that if social distancing and hand sanitizing protocols are followed in conjunction with wearing masks and gloves, infection rates could be cut radically by 80 to 90%.
    —Japan has just committed to providing every household with 2 free reusable masks.

  24. 42 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    • 43 Dudette
      April 2, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    • April 2, 2020 at 4:08 pm

      I’m not sure that I believe he is just learning this. I find it even harder to believe that Dr. Toomey did not know this. But just like tRump, Kemp wants to pretend that even his “experts” are just learning information that has been in the media for a while.

      Of course, Kemp has been trying to play both sides of the fence throughout this pandemic. It was okay to close schools and advocate for social distancing (things that were sanctioned by the WH). But when it came to shelter-in orders, he opted to play to corporations/tRumpers who were playing down the seriousness of the virus in favor of protecting the pockets of the 1%. Instead, he passed the buck to the local governments.

  25. April 2, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    I’ve instinctively covered my mouth and nose with a scarf and worn thin gloves when out shopping (rarely).
    Even as I know a scarf will not protect against COVID-19.
    A scarf will NOT prevent the droplets from entering your airways.
    Trump is lying about the scarf and Americans must be clearly informed about this.

  26. 47 nena20409
    April 2, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODville Community.😍🤗
    Thank you, NW.😊🤗😍
    The Cuomo Brothers have kept it Real.🙏🙏
    NY is suffering so too are folks in NJ, MA, PA, MI, etc.
    The Incompetence of the occupant in the WH must never be forgotten.

  27. 48 nena20409
    April 2, 2020 at 1:47 pm

  28. 49 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Georgia’s crooked-ass Senator handpicked by its crooked-ass Governor

  29. 54 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    • 55 marleysperson
      April 2, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      They’re open by me

    • 56 pkayden
      April 2, 2020 at 6:47 pm

      So glad they’re not in my area.

      • 57 cwaterma
        April 2, 2020 at 7:46 pm

        Embarrassingly, they are from my town. I know too much about them. they play the big Christian game, and treat their employees terribly. I wouldn’t trust them at all. This doesn’t surprise me. I do not shop there, and am sure all of you boycott them too.

  30. 58 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 1:53 pm

  31. April 2, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Right wing opportunism/pandemic agenda:
    “Texas 5th Circuit abortion ruling reveals how GOP using coronavirus to oppress women”
    “Because what better time is there to force pregnant people to give birth than during an unprecedented public health emergency.”
    –TX. OH, AL, OH, OK trying all-out bans.
    –The story is “non-essentials’ can wait till the virus pandemic is over, GOP calling it an “elective procedure’.
    –Women will cross states to get access, putting their families, themselves, and others at risk of COVID-19.

  32. 60 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    • 61 Dudette
      April 2, 2020 at 2:04 pm

  33. 62 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 2:05 pm

  34. 63 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 2:06 pm

  35. 65 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Some good news

  36. April 2, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Doom abuse:
    “This is exactly the kind of thing abuse victims go through with their abusers,
    often for years: Believing that this time he has changed, he won’t hit you again,
    those flowers he bought when he apologized are so nice, and so on.
    But it’s important to come to grips with the fact that he will always hit you again.”
    —No he hasn’t changed.

  37. 68 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 2:12 pm

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  39. 71 Dudette
    April 2, 2020 at 2:14 pm


  40. April 2, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Did you get a card in the mail headed: “(russian mob boss’s) Coronavirus Guidelines for America”.
    Maybe we all received the same one.
    The card says “Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.”
    In fact the Governor ordered: “The Directive also prohibits all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a household or place of residence.”
    —Wrong instructions like these cause death.

  41. 74 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    The Daily Beast @thedailybeast · 43s
    President Trump’s campaign called former AG Jeff Sessions “delusional” for using his connection to the president as leverage to reclaim his former Senate seat in Alabama

  42. 76 nena20409
    April 2, 2020 at 2:37 pm

  43. 80 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Yamiche Alcindor @Yamiche · 5m
    A WH source confirms that the week of April 13 is earliest time Americans will see direct deposit payments from $2 trillion coronavirus bill.

    But, paper checks could take as long as 20 weeks for some.

    Steve Mnuchin and Jovita Carranza are likely to attend today’s WH briefing.

  44. 82 nena20409
    April 2, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    I truly Miss Chips, Danny & Amk.
    Amk, I hope You & your family are OK.
    I just saw this & of course, my 1st thought was Amk, Family & ur pugs.

    I miss Yardarm, Our Sailor.
    Every once in a while I run into PP on Twitter & RanMan.
    I hope Jovie is OK too.
    VC, Please check-in. Miss You too.
    I know that I mentioned BWD last week. I hope all is well.

    • 83 tnmtngirl1
      April 2, 2020 at 3:32 pm

      Oh, I miss all those folks too. 😦

    • 85 mtmarilyn
      April 2, 2020 at 6:04 pm

      I so agree nena. I also miss amk. I wonder how he is doing in India. Also 99sts from Australia. Wish they would check in to let us know how they are doing.

    • 86 vcprezofan2
      April 2, 2020 at 6:11 pm

      Hi Nena, I’m around. At least the ‘quiet’ me is. Thanks for checking. {{{Nena}}}

      ‘Quiet’ rolls in and out of the TOD village at least once daily. She is in isolation as per expectations, so she mostly is buried in a book or playing Scrabble, Anagrams &/ Crosswords on her Nintendo DS.

  45. 88 pkayden
    April 2, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    • 89 Don
      April 2, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      Soon there won’t be a model that can keep up with the speed at which this virus infects or kills.

  46. 90 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    What could go wrong? Paging Lawrence O’Donnell

    The Hill @thehill · 2m
    Roy Moore to advise Louisiana pastor arrested for allegedly defying ban on large gatherings

  47. 91 jer44
    April 2, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    • 92 pkayden
      April 2, 2020 at 6:54 pm

      It would be good to hold it after the Republicans but looking forward to our convention. The last one was fantastic.

  48. 95 jer44
    April 2, 2020 at 4:43 pm

  49. 96 nena20409
    April 2, 2020 at 4:46 pm

  50. 99 nena20409
    April 2, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    • 100 No Child Left Behind
      April 2, 2020 at 4:59 pm

      I am not following the logic. What relieving him for loss of trust? Did he do something bad by raising the alarm? I don’t know about the Navy culture and cant’ understand the move. Can someone explain, please?

      • 101 Don
        April 2, 2020 at 5:24 pm

        This might sound cold, but the military has to have a code and a chain of command by which it operates in order to be effective.

        • 102 No Child Left Behind
          April 2, 2020 at 6:03 pm

          Ok. Thanks.

        • April 2, 2020 at 6:44 pm

          Yeah, however, he did what he felt he needed to do to take care of his sailors. Sure he will sleep well tonight because he got his sailors the help they needed. He knew he was risking relief; however, think he preferred that rather than having to write a condolence letter, then have a line of duty investigation determine that he failed to do all he could to get help.

          • April 2, 2020 at 7:29 pm

            for him to take this risk…he must have felt that there was no other choice….i must say… he did get a response once it was public…

    • 105 pkayden
      April 2, 2020 at 6:55 pm

      Relieved for raising an alarm about the health and safety of his underlinings. He’s a hero.

  51. 106 nena20409
    April 2, 2020 at 4:55 pm

  52. 107 nena20409
    April 2, 2020 at 4:58 pm

  53. April 2, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    And now, he’s working on destroying the Navy. JHC.

  54. 111 todjey
    April 2, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Good day everyone. Mnuchin on tv now saying that when Obama mailed the cheques it took a lot longer etc etc … this admin is doing it quicker, blah blah blah.

    These morons can’t go a day without mentioning PBO. Not a single day. What is effing wrong with these idiots? They have serious issues.

    • 112 Don
      April 2, 2020 at 5:56 pm

      Yeah I heard that, of course it might have taken longer and that’s only because back then America wasn’t under the threat of becoming an instant wasteland due to the ineptitude and incompetence of her leadership.

      • 113 todjey
        April 2, 2020 at 6:05 pm

        What I can’t get over is the constant need to mention the Obama admin. I mean constant … that is some derangement syndrome that has afflicted these morons.

        Oh god Jared is speaking now.

    • 114 pkayden
      April 2, 2020 at 6:58 pm

      He’s better than them and they know it.

  55. April 2, 2020 at 5:53 pm

  56. 116 marleysperson
    April 2, 2020 at 6:01 pm

  57. 119 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Yamiche @Yamiche · 38m
    BREAKING: The president was tested again for coronavirus and he has again tested negative, per the WH.

  58. 121 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Norman Ornstein @NormOrnstein · 3m
    Jared Kushner and Peter Navarro, along with Mike Pence, the key players in this pandemic. We truly are doomed

  59. 122 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    HE NEEDS TO BE RECALLED by online votes!

    NBC Politics @NBCPolitics · 7m
    Georgia Gov. Kemp says he just recently learned asymptomatic people could transmit coronavirus: “We didn’t know that until the last 24 hours.”

  60. 123 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    PETER MAER @petermaer · 50s
    Can anyone recall a presidential son in law or daughter in law briefing the nation? #JaredKusher talks about all the phone calls he’s made and praises daddy in law for being “hands on” on hospital supply issues. Maybe some cousins will brief too.


    These are historical times, indeed.

    • 124 No Child Left Behind
      April 2, 2020 at 6:11 pm

      Molly Jong-Fast House with garden @MollyJongFast · 1m
      My guess is that this should go just about as well as Middle East peace did

  61. 126 nena20409
    April 2, 2020 at 6:18 pm

  62. 127 marleysperson
    April 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm

  63. April 2, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    The depravity of this Administration…is unbelievable

  64. 129 todjey
    April 2, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Peter Navarro pretty much kissing Trump’s butt … praising PP to high heaven. November can’t get here fast enough.

  65. 131 pkayden
    April 2, 2020 at 6:43 pm

  66. 132 nena20409
    April 2, 2020 at 6:59 pm

  67. 133 nena20409
    April 2, 2020 at 7:17 pm

  68. 134 Magapie
    April 2, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    As utterly repulsive, grotesque and artificial as prez clownstick always looks, he really looked horrible today. His bloated face was really mottled, sallow. Maybe his administration crumbling all around him is finally taking a toll? I CERTAINLY HOPE SO.

  69. April 2, 2020 at 7:26 pm

  70. 137 Don
    April 2, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    I’m curious as to why does Trump keep taking the covid-19 test, its like someone deposits one million dollars into your bank account and you constantly access your account online just to look at it. Either he tested positive the first time he took it and was asymptomatic, or he recently took the test again and tested negative.

    • April 2, 2020 at 8:06 pm

      I don’t believe he’s ever taken the test. He’s just blowing hot air. He didn’t seem to know the specifics of the test when asked how it went. And he has no intention of anyone having any particulate of his DNA.

    • 139 carla4obama
      April 2, 2020 at 10:20 pm

      He wants people to see how tough he is! The virus can’t touch him!

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