Fighting Income Inequality

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  1. 1 marleysperson
    June 26, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Did you ever hear about anyone talking about “open borders” ??? I never did….except for the liars that bring that up all the time. FALSELY!

  2. 2 marleysperson
    June 26, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    ?????? Thread

  3. 3 donna dem 4 obama
    June 26, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Just my opinion but…

    Although I am glad that Robert Mueller will be testifying to Congress I still don’t trust him. He may be all the accolades that the press likes to bestow on him but I believe he’s a Republican good ole boy who is a wolf in sheep’s clothing for the Democrats.

    I pray I am wrong but when he chose not to prosecute Don Jr and then let Barr write that report where he said there was no obstruction and did nothing to rebut it for weeks I felt then and there that he was part of the cult. I don’t believe he will lie for Trump and Barr when he testifies but he will skirt the truth. He and Barr are good friends and he’s not going to turn on his friend. He’s had so many opportunities to take Barr down and he hasn’t. There is a reason for that and it’s because he can’t be completely trusted to go against this President.

    • June 26, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      It’s taken me a while but I’m beginning to feel the same way. I believed that Barr ended the investigation as soon as he took office and very likely told Mueller he would not prosecute Trump or anyone in Trump’s family. He then went on to quash many of Mueller’s referrals. Even so, and despite him being a so-called paragon of the rule of law, I now do not think Mueller would ever reveal any of that for the very reasons you mention. It’s beyond disheartening. We have lost our country.

      • 5 donna dem 4 obama
        June 26, 2019 at 5:01 pm

        A good part of me knew that our country was lost on the night that thug was (s)elected. I’ve never been depressed over a Republican winning the WH but trump changed that and that night stayed with me for months. This investigation IMO was going to shed light on the corruption. Trump hired the person he wanted to cover his tail in the justice department and Barr has done his bidding and Mueller and Rosenstein went along with the charade.

        And now Congress is afraid to pull the trigger for fear of blowback from the public and Trump being put back in there in 2020 and them losing the House. Meanwhile, he and his corrupt cabinet and advisors break the rules and destroy the norms daily knowing there will be no consequences for their actions.

        It’s just all one big MESS!

        • June 26, 2019 at 5:19 pm

          Perfectly stated, Donna. I’ll never forget that night and the days that followed. And all the days after that, each week more challenging than the last. It’s been exceedingly tough be positive or optimistic under these circumstance. All I see is failure.

    • 7 Betsy
      June 27, 2019 at 1:32 pm

      I have similar concerns Donnadem. I’m not really sure about him. I fear there are no “good” Republicans left, or if there even were any at all? How could they let our democracy be destroyed like this and be ok with Mitch McConnell’s tactics of power if they were ever in support of democracy. Why are fairness, justice for all, such threats to people who are rich?

  4. 8 marleysperson
    June 26, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    • 9 Obama Grandmama
      June 26, 2019 at 5:16 pm

      I saw Sister Helen Prejean more than twenty years ago when she spoke to our Catholic Church in Juneau, AK. She was speaking against Capital Punishment about the time the movie Dead Man Walking was out. She convinced me!

  5. 10 donna dem 4 obama
    June 26, 2019 at 3:03 pm

  6. 11 marleysperson
    June 26, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    These are the refugees that died in the river… trying to escape to a better life. A father wanting opportunity for his daughter that he could not find in his homeland. Brave souls. What an act of love and bravery. They must not die in vain.

  7. 12 marleysperson
    June 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Making money off the pain and suffering of children. This is not new to him.

  8. 13 marleysperson
    June 26, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Actually, it’s very MUCH our business!!!

    • June 26, 2019 at 4:19 pm

      He has been emboldened by the failure of our institutions to say and do whatever he damn wants. We are through and way beyond the looking glass.

  9. June 26, 2019 at 4:20 pm

  10. 16 nena20409
    June 26, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODville community.
    I’m still signing in Via the Tweet from our Dudette.My old way of signing in, Is still Not working.
    Here’s picture of the Dad & daughter that drowned trying to cross the river but were swept away.


  11. June 26, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    I can’t watch this mess.

    • 19 Don
      June 26, 2019 at 4:38 pm

      Me too, meta, it has a game show quality to it. Though I will vote for whomever is standing at the end, it still seems cheesy.

      • June 26, 2019 at 4:43 pm

        Stupid questions, candidates only allowed to respond in a minute or two. So they’re all desperate to put out some kind of zinger to make a lasting impression. Hope I’m wrong, but I don’t find these debates serve anyone but the press, who are thirsty for soundbites.

        • 21 marleysperson
          June 26, 2019 at 5:06 pm

          Or for someone to make a mistake. It’s nuts

        • June 26, 2019 at 5:11 pm

          I’m hoping the candidates will avoid the personal attacks and creating zingers/soundbites that add no value and does not make them any more relevant. I prefer that they stick to the issues {there are enough legitimate ones to address) and not allow the MSM to draw them into creating drama.

        • 24 donna dem 4 obama
          June 26, 2019 at 5:20 pm

          The crazy thing is “A noun, a verb and 9/11” will go down in history as one of the greatest debate zingers of all time and it didn’t do a thing to propel Biden to the Presidency in 2008. The public is not that superficial but the media (especially cable media) is.

        • June 26, 2019 at 7:02 pm

          Are the same questions going to be asked on both nights…or at least the same topics

  12. 26 jer44
    June 26, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    • 27 Hillary Darton
      June 26, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      Come on we have sense, we know that Trump does not tell Putin what to do, it is the other way. Putin tells Trump what to do.

  13. June 26, 2019 at 5:09 pm


  14. June 26, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Force:
    “”It’s hard to fathom this happening in a country with such a rich history as a champion for children in need around the world, particularly for those uprooted from their homes and communities by crisis…”
    Force said she visited children and families in Central America at a shelter in Tiujana. None of them wanted to leave, but felt they had to amid the threat of gang violence and oppressive poverty…””
    The “heart-rending photo” published Tuesday of a Salvadoran toddler and father drowning in Rio Grande in an attempt to cross to the U.S. “is a stark reminder of the perils facing migrants trying to reach the U.S.,” she said.
    –To the family and all who have died trusting in America – please forgive us our utter inaction.

  15. 30 marleysperson
    June 26, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Thread. Important to know

  16. 32 marleysperson
    June 26, 2019 at 5:48 pm

  17. 33 nena20409
    June 26, 2019 at 6:29 pm

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  19. June 26, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    How each of those folk handle this issue tonight is likely to define them, forever.

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  22. 40 mtmarilyn
    June 26, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Did anyone else catch that add on MSNBC the women talking about what pro life politicians want. It was an awlful commercial full of lies. I really hate these people.

    • 41 tnmtngirl1
      June 26, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      I missed it. I am listening on my app for Sirus XM so I don’t hear the same ads you do.

    • 42 joyfulmeme
      June 27, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      Yes, they ended with “Pro Abortion Advocates”. No one is Pro Abortion. That’s a sickening lie.

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  24. June 26, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Tommy and I are on the same page.

    • June 26, 2019 at 8:55 pm

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  29. 58 marleysperson
    June 26, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    What I learned from watching in bits and pieces tonight…. that I would take any one of them over the fraud we have now

    • 59 tnmtngirl1
      June 26, 2019 at 11:11 pm

      Ditto! In a heartbeat.

    • 60 Obama Grandmama
      June 27, 2019 at 12:41 am

      I watched the debate and agree any of the ten would be better than Trump. I thought Castro looked strong along with Warren. I actually like Amy Klobucher too. Booker was strong.

  30. 61 Nerdy Wonka
    June 26, 2019 at 11:27 pm

  31. 64 carla4obama
    June 26, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    I could not watch the debate tonight. What is the consensus (if any) of any stand out candidates? Nerdy seems to like Castro’s performance. Yes any of them would be better than Cheeto in Chief.

  32. 66 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Same shit, different day. Another self involved fraud

  33. 69 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 12:27 am


  34. June 27, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Interesting perspective …

    I’ve been working until a few minutes ago so will have to watch re-runs …

  35. June 27, 2019 at 12:49 am

    I see that ‘fire’ Nerdy!

    • June 27, 2019 at 12:55 am

      • 74 carla4obama
        June 27, 2019 at 2:08 am

        Watching video of the debate- Castro surprised me. He came off strong, authentic, and informed. He jumped into my top 5. It was sad for me to see Beto… he looked a bit frightened..and to see the sweat gathering on his face. I like Beto, but he was out gunned by Castro and DeBlasio. Warren was strong, as always. She is so studied and knows her stuff. Her sense of self is intact.
        Booker, it must just be me…I don’t care for him. I believe his ego drives so much of what he does. Perhaps its his prior statements about Obama that have turned me off, so I dismiss him. He is a mile wide and an inch deep.

        • 75 mtmarilyn
          June 27, 2019 at 3:28 pm

          I agree with your synopsis. I have always liked Castro but wasn’t sure about his strength. Last night he showed it. Booker I am just not sure. Warren I like. The rest should just drop out. It’ll be interesting tonight to see who shows up.

  36. June 27, 2019 at 7:30 am

    The MSNBC pundits seemed disappointed and critical that the candidates did not bring up 45 any more than they had. (It also seemed that they had expected attacks on Joe Biden.)

    I, for one, am happy that they focused on the issues that are important to us. To me, it was an opportunity for those with less name recognition to basically introduce themselves and tell us what they were about. We were given a glimpse at how well the candidates knew the issues and how thoughtful they have been about solutions. We were able to see the substance behind the candidates without the “shiny tarnish” of drama.

    There will be plenty of opportunities to go after 45…he opens the door every day.

    • 77 Obama Grandmama
      June 27, 2019 at 12:17 pm

      I am in total agreement with you. I do not want to see infighting and division in our party. I want us to support whomever wins in order to get Trump out of there.

  37. June 27, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Life comes at you fast when you’re a charter member of Trump’s mafia.

  38. 82 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Morning everyone. Are you listening, Beto? Others?

  39. 83 jer44
    June 27, 2019 at 9:17 am

    NOW: 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Bill de Blasio visit Homestead detention center in Florida – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  40. 84 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Thank you, Nerdy! All back to normal:)

  41. 85 jer44
    June 27, 2019 at 9:29 am

  42. 86 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 9:32 am

    All you need to know about Tulsi! Like I said before the whole thing started….. hell no!!!

  43. 88 jer44
    June 27, 2019 at 9:48 am

  44. June 27, 2019 at 10:02 am

    “Chuck Todd talked more than Rachel Maddow and most of the candidates.”
    Is Chuckie Cheese in the line-up or just pulling rank and playing Gotcha – how about tonight?
    -Todd 1633 words.
    -Warren 1637 words.

  45. 90 jer44
    June 27, 2019 at 10:06 am

    SOON – House Speaker Pelosi holds weekly news briefing – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  46. June 27, 2019 at 10:12 am


    SCOTUS ruling on gerrymandering – OMG, this sucks so bad.

    • June 27, 2019 at 10:13 am

      • 93 marleysperson
        June 27, 2019 at 10:18 am

        Democracy died

        • 94 carla4obama
          June 27, 2019 at 11:52 am

          2.5 of the 3 pillars of democracy have fallen. The safety guards put in place by our founding fathers have been run over. I never thought Americans (Republicans) would join to destroy our country.

  47. 95 cwaterma
    June 27, 2019 at 10:17 am

    I watched some of the debate last night. Was impressed again by Julian Castro. I agree with the consensus that Castro and Warren were strongest. Didn’t see Booker, but saw Beto, and????? does he actually know anything? He was weak! Everyone I heard said that “We Democrats agree……” on basic principles. They were not attacking each other., which is what cheesy chuck was salivating for. Of course Cheesy Chuck talked the most. He thinks it’s all about him.

  48. 96 Don
    June 27, 2019 at 10:32 am

    I didn’t watch any of the debate last night and it seems as though I’m better off for it, oh and as marleysperson said “Democracy died” in the Supreme Court.

  49. 97 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Whoever gets to be the Democratic nominee, needs to increase the size of the SC. Full stop. We need to make so many things right again. In a hurry.

    • 98 marleysperson
      June 27, 2019 at 10:39 am

      Think about it. The SC just said that politicians are free to pick there district boundaries to make them more favorable to them… not the people picking their representatives.
      This boggles my mind. It is exactly OPPOSITE of democratic principles! The conservatives on that court have screwed up that court so badly…screwed up the very foundations of democratic principles, that we will need a major infusion of liberal and just plain judges with common sense and no damn agenda, to make it right again.

  50. June 27, 2019 at 10:40 am

    AT LAST, a moment of victory.

    • 102 marleysperson
      June 27, 2019 at 10:42 am

      Thank goodness!

    • June 27, 2019 at 10:42 am

  51. June 27, 2019 at 10:42 am

    “Republicans AWOL and Democrats surrendering: the latest on Oregon’s climate chaos.”
    “A vote was set to occur last week on the (climate) bill. Instead, Oregon Republicans fled the state to avoid passing it, and on Tuesday, Democrats in a shock announcement said that they did not have the votes to pass the bill either way.” Local militias promised the fleeing GOP-ers protection and after they threatened the Oregon Statehouse it shut down. Fleeing GOP Boquist said “Send bachelors and come heavily armed”.
    And so it was.
    It is Here: Gun toting militias shutting down legislatures and controlling the vote.

  52. June 27, 2019 at 10:44 am

  53. 107 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Could be just me, but I think it’s a BFD that Mueller will publicly testify. I really, really do. Even he he only states what they found, and nothing else.

  54. June 27, 2019 at 11:03 am

    The two women Ms. Carroll confided in about the rape have stepped up.
    The New York Times said they were at first “overly cautious” in their coverage, but now have a 29 minute podcast of the two women corroborating Ms. Carroll’s account:

  55. June 27, 2019 at 11:14 am

    • 112 mtmarilyn
      June 27, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      And some of us of the whiter hue will be right there with you. This makes me so mad. It’s so hard to get through the day any more without my heart breaking.

  56. 113 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 11:15 am

    We need them to be legal and safe.

  57. June 27, 2019 at 11:30 am

  58. 116 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 11:34 am


    • 117 marleysperson
      June 27, 2019 at 11:35 am

      But my answer would be more than 2….but the question is spot on

    • 118 Obama Grandmama
      June 27, 2019 at 12:34 pm

      Without time spent researching the adding SCOTUS seats idea recalling my questionable memory I think FDR got in trouble trying to increase the number of justices during his time in office.

  59. 119 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Thread. Because I need to hear better news:)

  60. 120 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Exactly. but they’ll keep saying it to scare the racist sheeple. PS. I like you Julian Castro!

  61. June 27, 2019 at 11:41 am

    “The fate of coal has been sealed, the market has spoken…
    The trend is irreversible now, the decline of coal is unstoppable despite Donald Trump’s rhetoric.”
    In April: “Clean energy such as solar and wind provided 23% of US electricity generation during the month, compared with coal’s 20%,”
    -The United States generated more electricity from renewables than coal for the first time.

  62. 124 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Don’t know about you, but this photo says a million things:)

  63. 125 jer44
    June 27, 2019 at 11:59 am

    NOW: 2020 Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke visits Homestead detention center in Florida – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  64. 126 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 12:04 pm

  65. 127 jer44
    June 27, 2019 at 12:08 pm

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  67. June 27, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    • June 27, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      Just as in 2018…#WeThePeople had to win an OVERWHELMINGGGGGGG amount of seats to take the HOUSE…..so too we must have this strategy in the states…Register NEW voters…bring out DEM voters and carry any other voter who wants to come along for the ride….

      THIS is what we MUST do!!

  68. 133 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Another thread

  69. 134 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    😂😂😂 here we go!

  70. 140 nena20409
    June 27, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Hello TODville Commnuity.
    A sad day for Democracy.
    But we Solier away.

    • June 27, 2019 at 1:48 pm

      Let’s stay focused. 40 years of cover up!
      Tillerson is besties with Putin and did the Rosneft/Exxon deal with him during the Sochi Games. Putin wanted him as Secretary of State and got him. As head of Exxon, Tillerson knowingly covered up Exxon’s scientific findings since 1975 about fossil fuels and the tragic outcome of global warming. Exxon scientists made a precise prediction of the devastating outcome, but continued to disinform the globe.

  71. 142 nena20409
    June 27, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    💪👟⚽….Megan Rapinoe, rocks!

  72. June 27, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Speaker Pelosi this morning:
    –Includes “The children, the children, the children”, immigration, census question, the after-NAFTA .

  73. June 27, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Oh, dear God, do not fold.

  74. 146 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Ok. Sure.

  75. 148 marleysperson
    June 27, 2019 at 2:30 pm

  76. 150 nena20409
    June 27, 2019 at 3:24 pm

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