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  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    December 30, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Thank you for this post, Nerdy. He has been such an inspiration for decades!

  2. 2 jacquelineoboomer
    December 30, 2019 at 12:09 am

  3. 4 jacquelineoboomer
    December 30, 2019 at 12:11 am

  4. 5 jacquelineoboomer
    December 30, 2019 at 12:15 am

  5. December 30, 2019 at 12:41 am

    John Lewis and Elijah Cummings have long been the congressional bookends holding our democracy together. It was a severe blow to lose Elijah this year; cannot bear the thought of losing John.

  6. 12 jacquelineoboomer
    December 30, 2019 at 1:30 am

  7. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    December 30, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Wow. Not finished watching yet (and I didn’t care to see Bernie Sanders in one part of it), but this documentary on MSNBC should probably be required viewing for so many in this country – on the topic of health care and health insurance. Very well done! Bottom line: #VoteForDemocrats2020

  8. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    December 30, 2019 at 1:53 am

    All of the heartfelt sentiments about John Lewis on twitter are so touching.

  9. December 30, 2019 at 3:52 am

    • 17 carla4obama
      December 30, 2019 at 2:26 pm

      I’m waiting for all those people in the Pentagon and White House that were affected by said “shock waves”.
      Speak up … all of you!!

  10. December 30, 2019 at 4:08 am

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  15. 24 Dudette
    December 30, 2019 at 10:28 am

    😍

  16. 25 Dudette
    December 30, 2019 at 10:40 am

    A word.

    • 26 ggail44
      December 30, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      This was my sentiment last night. Send prayers UP for the Blessings to come down and rain on the Honorable Rep John Lewis ❤

  17. 27 Dudette
    December 30, 2019 at 10:56 am

    It’s tacky. It’s shady. It’s petty. And it made me LOL! Forgive me. I needed a distraction from the sadness for a minute. Thought someone else here might need one too. [Oh there’s an interesting update reply revealing more about the wife. Lawd have mercy!] 🤣

  18. December 30, 2019 at 11:10 am

  19. 30 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Morning everyone. Criminals.

  20. 31 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 11:43 am

    We sure do. Good thoughts for you, Congressman. Healing thoughts

  21. 36 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Exactly

  22. 37 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Just gonna put this here.

  23. 39 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Start calling

  24. 40 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    More criming.

  25. 41 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Thread

  26. 42 jer44
    December 30, 2019 at 1:12 pm

  27. 43 Dudette
    December 30, 2019 at 1:19 pm

  28. 44 Dudette
    December 30, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    I wanna eat at this dude’s house.

  29. December 30, 2019 at 1:29 pm

  30. December 30, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Sitting ducks. Facebook, Apple and Google all built facial recognition into their devices to unlock them….yet no one saw this coming??
    Today: “Facial recognition needs to be stopped before a fait accompli is established,”
    Patrick Breyer, a member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party Germany, told POLITICO.
    “The use of facial recognition technology poses a staggering threat to Americans’ privacy,”
    Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who is prepping legislation to crack down on the software, said in June.
    “There is growing evidence that the U.S. is increasingly using AI in oppressive and harmful ways that echo China’s use,” AI Now, a research group at New York University, wrote in a report published this month that underscored the spread of “invasive” artificial intelligence technology.
    The technology is being used at European airports….um…
    Meanwhile “the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, which grants every European citizen “the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her,” will protect Europeans from indiscriminate use of facial recognition, while the U.S. Constitution says nothing to that effect, and will not.
    “In the U.S., if you’re moving around public spaces, there essentially is no right to privacy,”
    —Congressman Cummings was crafting legislation to regulate facial recognition by federal agencies …currently this is held up.

  31. 49 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    They pay less or nothing so we can pay more or go without needed services

  32. 50 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 2:35 pm

  33. December 30, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    You’re not seeing things:
    “Elon Musk’s company SpaceX envisages launching up to 40,000 spacecraft into orbit…”
    “One particularly important project that could be impeded by these swarms of satellites is the search for asteroids. There are 2m asteroids, which are more than 50 metres across, whose orbits cross that of the Earth. Any of these could potentially hit Earth and would be big enough for its impact to destroy a large city. Even though most of the giant (dinosaur-killing) asteroids more than 1km across have been discovered, only 2% of these still dangerous smaller ones are known and there’s a strong motive to search for all the others, so that those with trajectories that could bring them dangerously close to our world can be deflected well in advance. In such searches, the “foreground” of unpredictably moving satellites would be a complication.
    There are also concerns among astronomers making measurements in the microwave bands – trying to discover and understand young stars, protoplanets and such like, as well as their constituent gases and molecules. Such observations will be impeded if Starlink satellites’ uplinks or downlinks “pollute” observationally interesting wavebands.
    Radio telescopes are constructed in “radio quiet” places to minimise artificial background, but there would be no hiding from the beams sent from these satellites.”
    (“https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/29/be-wary-of-elon-musk-despoiling-the-vault-of-heaven)

    • December 30, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      What is this? Rich guy’s prerogative?
      Who gave Musk permission?
      When did we have a planetary vote?
      Our personal spaces are invaded by false information and ads and we get effed over,
      but we have the night sky.
      No matter how the oil guys destroy our environment and create wars, we have the night sky.
      Peace…the final frontier.
      Silence: The essential state of all things.
      Musk and Amazon: Go to Mars. Leave the vault of heaven to us.
      –StopMu$k.

    • 53 Don
      December 30, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      Maybe Elon Musk should work on providing maternity leave and sick leave to his employees first before he goes where no man has gone before.

  34. December 30, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    AMEN

  35. December 30, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    She will have her hads full of challenges…starting with the Head of FOP…

    racism and misogny….

  36. 58 Dudette
    December 30, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    [Deep sigh!] I know “consider” is not the same as “commit to” but dammit there really had to be a better answer than this one. 🙄
    I guess we’ll be getting a clarification on this soon.

    • 59 Don
      December 30, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      I posted about Biden and his knack for saying dumb shit just the other day. This is what I’m talking about, I’m about fed up with him. He spends his time looking for that one Republican that will somehow come to their senses, that Republican doesn’t exist. Can someone please tell Joe to shut the fuck up!

      • 60 Don
        December 30, 2019 at 4:01 pm

        December 28, 2019 at 12:50 pm

        Would one of Joe Biden’s advisors please tell him that silence isn’t necessarily a bad thing, he’s his own worst enemy. He could be running away with this nomination if he didn’t talk so much, the only thing he has to do is run around and kiss babies and the nomination is his, but no, he has to run his mouth like he’s a fucking philosopher. He says the first fucking thing that pops into his head. And that’s why I hope Kamala doesn’t accept any role in his administration if offered because she’d spend the majority of her time trying to clean up the dumb shit that he spews from time to time. Joe, friend, shut the fuck up so I can vote for you in peace and quiet.

        • December 30, 2019 at 4:27 pm

          He too much of a pleaser, too much a product of a bygone era, long, long, long GONE. JHC, I wish he would just be smart about all this. DAMN.

        • December 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm

          hey Don
          A troubled worm would be a better President than Trump,
          so Joe has a good chance, unless he keeps warbling about long past Republicans,
          e.g. as was before anti-government Reagan.

      • 63 Dudette
        December 30, 2019 at 4:08 pm

        ‪“When the time comes for me to pick a running mate, if you happen to know of a highly-qualified Republican who supports our platform, let me know.”‬

        ‪How hard would that have been to say? [deep sigh] ‬

      • December 30, 2019 at 4:23 pm

        He’s so wedded to this bygone bipartisan wish that is now total and incontrovertible BS. This comment, even in full context, just feels like some kind of terrible daydream for Biden. Maybe it’s some kind of white guy’s dream I don’t know. But after all we’ve been through these last 3 years, this is painful, through and through.

        • 65 Dudette
          December 30, 2019 at 4:43 pm

  37. 66 jer44
    December 30, 2019 at 3:59 pm

  38. 70 jer44
    December 30, 2019 at 4:15 pm


    Biden campaigns in Derry, NH – https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-3

    Buttigieg holds town hall in Maquoketa, Iowa – https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-2

    Klobuchar holds town hall in Littleton, NH – https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-1

  39. 71 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Not surprised

  40. 72 Dudette
    December 30, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Dogs are awesome 😍

  41. 76 Dudette
    December 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    My mom has the ritual of reminding me to pay attention to my surroundings and of course I always revert to my inner teenager with “Oh Mom” accompanied by an eye roll. Now look at this.

  42. December 30, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    • 82 Dudette
      December 30, 2019 at 7:08 pm

      I love this man!

    • 83 jacquelineoboomer
      December 30, 2019 at 7:33 pm

      So funny. I actually looked for Old Town Road and was glad to find it on President Obama’s list.

      My 8-year-old great grandson loves that song and I have a video of him and his friend singing it together! OMG. Adorable.

  43. 84 Hillary Darton
    December 30, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Trump and Obama tied for most admired man. That’s all I need to know, there is NOTHING to admire about Trump and his ways.

  44. 87 Dudette
    December 30, 2019 at 6:42 pm

  45. 88 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    No more excuses

  46. 91 Don
    December 30, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    LOL….yes, anything would be better than Trump. I know I exaggerate sometimes, but someone close to Joe needs to tell him to chill out. Enough with the “I think I can work with the Republicans” nonsense.

    • 92 Obama Grandmama
      December 30, 2019 at 10:29 pm

      To me in the current divide it would be disastrous to have a Republican as a VP. It would be like a Dem Prez putting a target on his own back so the VP could move into the #1 position.

    • December 31, 2019 at 8:03 am

      I wish Joe would have just said, you know, I will have plenty of wonderful super qualified Democrats to choose from so no need to consider anyone outside our party. I want to uphold and pursue Democratic values and I need look no further than the great many patriots of the Democratic Party.

  47. December 30, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    If any of you want to read a terse, NON-PARTISAN, case for Impeachment of Trump then Constitutional Law Scholar (among many relevant qualifications) Neal Katyal’s “IMPEACH” is reading-time well spent.

    • 95 jacquelineoboomer
      December 30, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      Good to see you Bob – Happy New Year to you and your family.

      • December 30, 2019 at 7:39 pm

        Thank you Jacqueline. The endeavor I’ve been involved these past many years will emerge in 2020 and if the past few months of intensifying demands are any indication, I may have even less time to visit the lovely TOD Community – my sad!

        Before the end of 2020, if the current schedule holds, I’ll be posting one or more URLs that will explain our mission and initial deployments.

        Happy New Year to you and your family – and to everyone at TOD.

        • 97 marleysperson
          December 30, 2019 at 7:45 pm

          It’s code language, Bobfr:) Whatever you are working so diligently on, I hope you are successful and happy. No matter how often you stop in here, you are welcome and we’re happy to see you:) Happy New Year, dear friend.

        • 98 jacquelineoboomer
          December 30, 2019 at 8:39 pm

          All the best to you, Bob, in your continuing endeavors! Sounds very exciting!

        • 99 sjterrid
          December 30, 2019 at 9:16 pm

          Happy New Year to you and your family, Bobfr.

        • December 30, 2019 at 9:31 pm

          more fan mail Bobfr! all the best with your work and good health 2020 !!

        • 101 Dudette
          December 31, 2019 at 12:27 pm

          Always great to see you here, Roberto! I hope the New Year brings you huge success and overwhelming happiness!

        • January 1, 2020 at 8:03 pm

          Just now reading all of your kind responses and I just wish I had more time to converse with all of you.

          The following video will give you a glimpse into the endeavor:

          By this time next year – a hopefully much happier time for humanity than the past 3 years – all of what many exceptional individuals have dedicated their lives will begin to emerge as an achievable path to affordable, ecologically responsible urban homes.

  48. 104 Dudette
    December 30, 2019 at 9:02 pm

  49. 105 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Oh, you don’t say

  50. 106 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Watching Ellen’s Big Giveaway:) Michelle Obama was doing her amazing thing:) I just need to see good things….

  51. 108 marleysperson
    December 30, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Yes. This.

  52. 109 pkayden
    December 30, 2019 at 10:14 pm

  53. December 31, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Wait, so Trump decided to conduct a strike on Iraq but did nothing, took no precautions, to protect our embassy?

  54. December 31, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I encourage people in other states to fight for the same protections.

  55. December 31, 2019 at 8:34 am

    WONDERFUL compilation.

    View this post on Instagram

    Thinking back over the past decade is a bit of a whirlwind. It’s not easy to take stock of all the ups and downs that go into a single week, let alone more than 500 of them. Ten years ago at this time, our girls were sixth and third graders. Our family hadn’t been in the White House for even a year yet, and Bo was still pretty much a puppy. And though I felt that our family had adjusted well into a wild new reality, I was still a little uncertain about what all the spotlights and pressure would do to us. So looking back, what I’m most filled with is gratitude. A decade like this one was never a part of my plan—not even close. But I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities, the relationships, and the growth I’ve experienced over these years. I’ve been so lucky to meet so many of you, to hear your stories, and to work together with you on issues that are near and dear to all of our hearts. We’ve got a lot to be proud of. But as I often say, we should be careful not to focus only on our statistics—our biggest accomplishments and best moments—you know, the kinds of things most of us share on social media. Those are important, but we should also be sure to relish the fullness of our stories. That includes the tough moments we persevered through, the messiness that spurred us to make a swerve, and the memories that are still a little bit tender. Though they’re difficult, those moments can be some of the most beautiful parts of our lives. What we often see as a weakness or a failure is often a strength—or a turning point to something better. So today, I’m thankful for all of those moments over the past decade that helped me get to where I am. I’m thankful for the worries and the anxieties, the failures and false starts. And most of all, I’m thankful that after all of it, we came out whole. Now on the other side of this decade, Bo’s got a trusty sidekick named Sunny. We’ve settled into new routines after two terms in the White House. And although the girls are gone away at college now, we’re all back together for the holidays—right where we belong. #DecadeInReview

    A post shared by Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on

  56. 122 marleysperson
    December 31, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Morning everyone. Good little read

  57. 124 Dudette
    December 31, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Happy End of the 20-Teens!🎩
    Happy New Year’s Eve!🥂
    Happy New Year! 🎉


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