A Future Shaped By Young Leaders


129 Responses to “A Future Shaped By Young Leaders”

  1. September 18, 2019 at 10:58 am

    • September 18, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      imo, Colbert gets me howling no matter the terrible politics, talk about talent…!
      Not sure why he injected public schools into this one! Mrs. Warren is not guilty. But anyway such a complicated question must feel loaded (in this case a bizarre gotcha) if you’re expected to give a 10-second answer on camera after being set up to fail. The response has consistently been that “Costs will go up for billionaires and go up for corporations. For middle-class families, costs — total costs — will go down.”
      GOP slagged PBO’s plan before, during, and after they watered down the ACA. It is testimony to Warren’s genius and experience that she stays focused, stays cool, and goes on to give the big picture. Colbert talks over her while framing it negatively. She has to choose what to respond to. That is what happens to politicians. And I would argue the same for any of the candidates. We out here only get the potted plant versions of all the policies, especially via any talk show.

  2. 3 jer44
    September 18, 2019 at 11:03 am

  3. 6 jer44
    September 18, 2019 at 11:08 am

  4. September 18, 2019 at 11:14 am

    • September 18, 2019 at 12:43 pm

  5. September 18, 2019 at 11:16 am


  6. 10 nena20409
    September 18, 2019 at 11:48 am

  7. September 18, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Coming back online after 11 days of hosting our Colorado relatives for a first-ever trip to Oregon. Seems like I missed a raft of fresh hell from the worst administration ever, but news like President Obama meeting Greta Thunberg give me the infusion of hope I need to keep fighting them. If there was ever a President ripe for impeachment, it’s this one. The hearings must be robust and televised, leading to a vote eventually. I don’t understand Pelosi on this.

  8. September 18, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Chuck Rosenberg to Joy Reid on Friday: “So putting Mr. Barr aside for a moment, the problem with the
    president weighing as vociferously as this one did suggests that no matter what happens the process has been tainted.  You don`t have presidents, any president other than this one, opining about the Justice Department
    that he oversees.”
    “If a prosecutor asks a grand jury to indict and they do not – a “no true bill” – that`s extraordinarily rare.”
    Seems the grand jury declined to vote in favor of charges per the Trumpsky DOJ investigation into the good Andrew McCabe.

  9. September 18, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    “According to The Associated Press, Trump has put more ex-lobbyists in his Cabinet over the course of the past three years than either Barack Obama or George W. Bush did in their two terms in the White House.”
    “The amount spent in 2019 on lobbying the U.S. government is on pace to match or exceed last year’s total of $3.4 billion, the most since 2010.” (Open Secrets)

  10. September 18, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    “Independent support for Trump’s impeachment is twice what it was for Nixon’s at this time in 1973.”
    “Twenty-seven percent of Democratic adults supported impeaching Nixon in June 1973, compared to 71% in August 1974, according to Gallup. Among Republican adults, 6% supported impeaching Nixon in June 1973, and 31% supported his impeachment in August 1974.”
    = Trumpsky has surpassed Nixon’s crimes by every possible measure.

  11. 16 marleysperson
    September 18, 2019 at 1:42 pm

  12. 19 jer44
    September 18, 2019 at 1:45 pm

  13. September 18, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Greta Thunberg spoon-feeds Congress the evidence:
    “I am submitting this report as my testimony, because I don’t want you to listen to me,” Thunberg said. “I want you to listen to the scientists, and I want you to unite behind the science, and then I want you to take real action.”
    (Mother Jones): “Instead of delivering prepared remarks at the joint hearing between the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Energy, and the Environment and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Thunberg submitted to lawmakers a copy of the 2018 report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the effects of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.”
    –Where Thunberg is from the climate crisis is Fact.

  14. 21 jer44
    September 18, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    https://twitter.com/mydayinSF/status/1174386765496324096 https://twitter.com/MissBigelow/status/1174357200413659136

  15. September 18, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    The biggest threat to our national security? The mf’ing #BAP squatter at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!

  16. 23 nena20409
    September 18, 2019 at 6:49 pm

  17. 24 marleysperson
    September 18, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Please make it so

  18. 26 nena20409
    September 18, 2019 at 6:52 pm

  19. 27 marleysperson
    September 18, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    How did he know ahead of time??? Sham

  20. 28 marleysperson
    September 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Dumbass idiot

  21. September 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

  22. September 18, 2019 at 7:41 pm

  23. 31 marleysperson
    September 18, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    All In with Chris Hayes had a good opening segment. Must See. He has the same concerns that so many of us do with regards to reigning in the corruption and self dealing around the squatters…and what they intend to do about i

    • 32 tnmtngirl1
      September 18, 2019 at 9:45 pm

      Yes, good. Was listening. Chris gets better and better. Years ago, when he first was on MSNBC, I had a difficult time watching him. Has been nice to see his growth.

      • 33 marleysperson
        September 18, 2019 at 10:45 pm

        Agree. Now I hate to miss him

      • 34 Betsy
        September 19, 2019 at 9:14 am

        He’s hot and cold for me. He’s very biased towards Sanders & Warren especially and I found him quite rude to Jamie Raskin yesterday when he was basically yelling at the poor man. Jamie was super classy in his response but he was kind of taken aback at Chris’ yelling. Sometimes he’s excellent too, but I find myself waiting until Rachel and Lawrence to watch their shows. That’s all I watch.

  24. 37 jer44
    September 18, 2019 at 8:55 pm

  25. September 18, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Good! I hope the prosecutors actually mount a vigorous prosecution…

  26. September 18, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Link to WaPo whistle-blower story:

  27. September 18, 2019 at 9:37 pm

  28. September 18, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    As a teen, I spent a many a day and evening in this monument. When I first got stationed in DC, I lived in an Alexandria, VA high-rise; my unit faced DC. When I discovered that “lights out” was actually a 20 minute process of dimming, I recorded a jazz soundtrack. I thought it was the neatest thing in the world; my house guests, not so much…

  29. 44 jer44
    September 18, 2019 at 10:24 pm

  30. September 18, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Tomorrow, the IG is appearing in a closed hearing before the House Intel Cmte. Wish the WaPo story had been held until tomorrow night…

  31. September 18, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    • 48 jacquelineoboomer
      September 18, 2019 at 11:54 pm

      There are a lot of Moms all across our country, God love them, who do this for their children!!!!

      Wish every district had the coveted “good school,” of course!

  32. 49 jacquelineoboomer
    September 19, 2019 at 12:36 am

    No doubt trump’s going after Gavin Newsom and California – at least one of the reasons – because Newsom’s former wife, Kimberly Guilfoyle, is dating don junior. Yuck.

  33. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    September 19, 2019 at 1:12 am

    They should have deported her.

  34. September 19, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

  35. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    September 19, 2019 at 1:34 am


    Happy Birthday, Dudette! Love ya!

  36. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    September 19, 2019 at 1:44 am

  37. 78 marleysperson
    September 19, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Morning everyone. Succinctly put

    • September 19, 2019 at 11:42 am

  38. 80 marleysperson
    September 19, 2019 at 9:12 am


  39. 81 marleysperson
    September 19, 2019 at 9:14 am

  40. 82 marleysperson
    September 19, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I pray so.

  41. 83 Dudette
    September 19, 2019 at 9:50 am

  42. 84 marleysperson
    September 19, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Impeach him. He’s a freaking fraud too… with disdain and disrespect for women

  43. 86 marleysperson
    September 19, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I would be lying if I said this didn’t concern me. These aren’t Republicans of 40 years ago. Not by a long shot. They are all corrupted now.

  44. 89 marleysperson
    September 19, 2019 at 10:47 am

    FFS. They all like states rights until they’re inconvenient…you know, like allowing people to live a longer, healthier lives! This bitch belongs in jail along with the rest of them

  45. September 19, 2019 at 10:51 am

    I miss my son’s joyous laughter; his smile would light up a room. James was a caring, compassionate young man and my heart aches for him every single day…

    • September 19, 2019 at 11:17 am

      ohhhhh Alycee…((huggs)))

      i miss my dad…he never was in life…he came back into my life when i was in my 50s….he died a few years ago…what i miss most is that i never had a chance to be daddy’s lil girl….

      • September 19, 2019 at 11:51 am


        Wow, my father situation was so similar… My father was career Army; transferred overseas when I was two; stopped writing when I was five; allotment checks stopped when I was 13, Mom figured he either died or retired. He came back into my life in September 2004; one month before my son died. With him came HUNDREDS of relatives! When I was a kid, I was always envious of my friends who came from large families. While my maternal family is minuscule, I was Blessed to be “daddy’s lil girl” to my four uncles (Mom’s 2 brothers and 2 brothers-in-law). My father and I developed a close relationship; he died in 2011. I’m still very close to his sister and brother who live about an hour away.

      • 94 Dudette
        September 20, 2019 at 7:57 am

        Love you Sheila.

    • 95 jacquelineoboomer
      September 19, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      I miss my son.

    • 98 jacquelineoboomer
      September 19, 2019 at 5:31 pm

      My third oldest granddaughter wrote this a year ago, about my son, and just shared it again online:

      Dear Dad,
      Words can’t even begin to explain or express how much I miss you! Days keep passing by without you, but my mind and my heart are always in the days with you. I miss the warmth and love that your hugs would bring; the closest I get to feel them again is wearing your shirts.. It’s not the same, but they help me get through a bad day, just like you used to. I miss the sound of your voice and the way you called me your “angel” even though, sometimes I didn’t even deserve to be called that. I miss when you’d break out your guitar and just start playing and singing without a care in the world but the love you had for music and life.. I miss the days you’d make me sit and listen to all your favorite songs with you.. But, now I get to listen to them and hear your voice in the lyrics being sung as if you’re the one singing. Some days get really hard and I try so hard to keep positive the way that you did, the whole time you were fighting.. I don’t know how you did it, because I’m failing most of the time… One thing is for sure, the love I have for you, will continue to grow and will forever remain in my heart! I’ll see you again someday, until then, I’ll keep trying for you!
      Love always, #3

    • 104 Dudette
      September 20, 2019 at 7:56 am

      Sending you the tightest hugs Alycee.

  46. September 19, 2019 at 10:55 am

    just imagine all the rules that this could apply to…

  47. September 19, 2019 at 11:21 am

    WOW Imagine this

    • 108 jacquelineoboomer
      September 19, 2019 at 5:15 pm

      One of the important parts of that hearing is the number of women at the table — and the number of women asking the questions.

  48. September 19, 2019 at 11:27 am

  49. 111 nena20409
    September 19, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Good Morning Beloved TODville Community.
    Thank you, NW for all you do.
    Happiest Birthday to our one and ONLY VJ, Dudette.

  50. September 19, 2019 at 11:53 am

  51. 115 nena20409
    September 19, 2019 at 12:02 pm

  52. September 19, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    A week ago:
    AMY GOODMAN: That’s Greta Thunberg, speaking at the U.N. climate summit in Poland when she was 15 years old. As you watch this clip, Greta, you were smiling. Why?
    GRETA THUNBERG: It’s always fun to see, because it’s — I don’t know — just the way I talked and the way I — it is a pretty radical thing. It’s pretty radical things to say in front of the secretary-general of the U.N. And I remember that speech, because, before, I had prepared a speech, and my father read it through. And he was like, “You cannot say this. This is too radical. And you will embarrass yourself, and you will embarrass everyone, because you cannot say this.” And then I just say, “OK.” And I — and I cut it out.
    AMY GOODMAN: What was it that you were saying?
    GRETA THUNBERG: We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules. And, I mean, that’s — or if it was the “Why should I be studying for a future that soon may be no more?” and so on. It was something like that. And I cut it out so that he would see it and be calm, because he was very stressed. And then, of course, I memorized that, those sentences, and so I said them anyways during the speech.
    (Gorgeous interview: https://www.democracynow.org/2019/9/11/greta_thunberg_swedish_activist_climate_crisis)
    —Thunberg had a crisis, depression around 8 yrs because she saw no reaction to the climate threat.

  53. September 19, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Blue Planet or fossil fuels.
    Every day a train at the bottom of the road here passes by with a procession of train carriages filled with coal. On its way to China the dust blows, is still blowing in the bodies of sitting-duck miners, the same way it did in the lungs of my father’s father and his brothers. Yet every day our sunshine is clean, heavenly, and unapologetic.
    –That rust belt has got some wind blowing, yes or no?

  54. September 19, 2019 at 1:35 pm

  55. September 19, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    “Knowing all of this, is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate with a
    foreign leader…?” YES because you keep…on…doing it. Yesterday LT. Gen Semonite acting head Army Corps, had to remind you to stop blabbing sensitive information: “Sir, there could be some merit in not discussing that.”

  56. September 19, 2019 at 3:12 pm


  57. September 19, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    So Senate finally passes $250M for election security! Makes wonder what’s up w/ Moscow Mitch. Don’t know why whistleblower popped into my mind. 😇😂

  58. 126 nena20409
    September 19, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Good Afternoon.

  59. September 19, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    WOW..where will this go from here..

  60. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    September 19, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    If nobody current can get the job done, let’s track down the Watergate guys to give an assist!

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