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A Lifetime Of Reaching For The Stars


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  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    February 25, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Wishing everyone here a really positive Tuesday. May your heart find much to smile about today!

    Thanks YOU, NerdyW, or your continued work here!

    • February 25, 2020 at 11:17 am

      Good morning, VC! Hope life is treating you and my TOD nephew well! Have a Blessed and beautiful day.

    • 4 No Child Left Behind
      February 25, 2020 at 7:55 pm

      Congrats on your first VC!

      Hope all is well in your neighborhood.

      In a couple of minutes, the debate will take place. It will be the second one I watch, or I may watch. I am just waiting for November, hoping to put a stop on so many things political.

  2. 5 vcprezofan2
    February 25, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Oh dear, I guess I’m not fully awake yet. Let’s try again: Thank YOU, NerdyW, for all you do here!

  3. February 25, 2020 at 11:13 am

    First two tweets of a 12 tweet thread:

  4. 12 jer44
    February 25, 2020 at 11:34 am

  5. 13 jer44
    February 25, 2020 at 11:52 am

  6. February 25, 2020 at 11:53 am

  7. 16 jer44
    February 25, 2020 at 11:56 am

    • February 25, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      Firstly nothing ‘guarantees a win’.
      This was a moment when Sanders made a point with PBO about one of his policies. PBO believes in truth to power. The two met together with Harry Reid and that was that.
      —Long political careers create stories as well as smart savvy politicians.

  8. 18 pkayden
    February 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    • February 25, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Responding to reports about russian interference:
      –Sanders lashed out at Moscow and Putin.
      –Trumpers lashed out at Sanders and Democrats.
      Common sense will be tested…
      DemsStandTogether.

  9. February 25, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    For today’s moment of comic relief… I’m laughing so hard that I had to hit the O2 and nebulizer!!!

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  13. 27 marleysperson
    February 25, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Oh, gee! Ya think!!

  14. 28 marleysperson
    February 25, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Only the best people

  15. 29 marleysperson
    February 25, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Give Mr. Acosta a raise

  16. 30 marleysperson
    February 25, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Yes please!!

  17. 34 marleysperson
    February 25, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Any questions?

  18. 35 nena20409
    February 25, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Hello, TODville Community.
    Congrats, VC on your solo Furst Entrance.
    Thank you, NW for all you do.
    Thank you TODbots for being here.
    👏🙌😍🤗💯%❣

    • 36 vcprezofan2
      February 25, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      TY, Nena. It *was* a bit scary opening the door ever so slowly, so as not to hit anyone who may have been ahead of me. 😉

  19. 37 Dudette
    February 25, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    • 38 Dudette
      February 25, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      Needless to say, I highly recommend checking out this documentary if you can. 🤓
      You can see it on demand from the Smithsonian Channel or watch it here:

      https://watch.smithsonianchannel.com/index.html

    • 39 Dudette
      February 25, 2020 at 3:28 pm

      Oops! I grabbed the wrong video link, so I deleted and reposted the tweet.

    • 40 todjey
      February 25, 2020 at 9:50 pm

      I have had the chance to visit Cuba a couple of times and I saw it too. The plum hotel jobs where there was opportunity to earn tips, were held by more lighter skinned folks of Spanish (???) descent compared to darker skinned folks. I was there in mid-1990s with a couple friends who are of Chinese heritage and when the 3 of us were about to enter a dance club in the neighboring hotel, I was stopped by the hotel security, thinking I was local … until they realized I wasn’t.

  20. 41 nena20409
    February 25, 2020 at 3:23 pm

  21. 45 Dudette
    February 25, 2020 at 3:30 pm

  22. 46 Dudette
    February 25, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Awww! ❤️

  23. 50 Dudette
    February 25, 2020 at 3:33 pm

  24. 51 Dudette
    February 25, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Ugh!

  25. 52 Dudette
    February 25, 2020 at 3:50 pm

  26. 53 Dudette
    February 25, 2020 at 3:51 pm

  27. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    February 25, 2020 at 4:29 pm

  28. 56 nena20409
    February 25, 2020 at 4:35 pm

  29. 58 pkayden
    February 25, 2020 at 7:04 pm

  30. 59 pkayden
    February 25, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Ha!!

  31. 61 pkayden
    February 25, 2020 at 7:42 pm

  32. 62 No Child Left Behind
    February 25, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    This a good debate. Some candidates are being vetted seriously.

  33. February 25, 2020 at 8:57 pm

  34. February 25, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    I think CBS wants Bloomberg per the debate structure and his loud supporters in the audience.
    Got the clue when listening to Emmanuel sliming last night on CBS. And now of course Christie will be on Colbert.
    —Yuk to CBS.

  35. 70 No Child Left Behind
    February 25, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    Bernie now digging his grave, blaming America for overthrowing govts.
    ——
    I couldn’t believe he went there after his praises of Castro.

    • February 25, 2020 at 11:50 pm

      “In 1959, 23.6% of the Cuban population couldn’t read or write.”
      “By 1961, about a quarter of million teachers reached over 700,000 people,
      who then passed a basic literacy test,
      driving the (illiteracy) rate down to 3.9%.”
      (Politifact)

      • 72 whenpamelawandered
        February 26, 2020 at 9:17 am

        Everywhere in the world, people hold Hope, for that is all we really have sometimes. Here are some reminders for us all, filmed about a year ago, Love will always win.

        Keep You All The Heart! Big hugs all around, really big hugs.

        {{{{{ ♥️ TOD ♥️ }}}}}

  36. 73 jacquelineoboomer
    February 26, 2020 at 12:13 am

    James Carville picked a couple words when talking about tonight’s debate, relating to the negatives and the positives available to Democrats: cult and coalition.

    In my mind, Bernie’s on the cult side, and Joe’s used to building coalitions.

    The part about Bernie is he really doesn’t care what anybody in his cult thinks about his ideas. It’s more “my way or the highway” (or I’ll point my finger at you!). He’s not crazy like trump, but he reminds me of trump, in that regard. The difference is trump won’t tell you to get off his lawn like Bernie; he’ll tell you he’s going to blow up your lawn.

    Gotta get a happy thought in my head after those thoughts! Off to watch HGTV! 🙂 Goodnight, TODville!

  37. 74 todjey
    February 26, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Good morning TODville. Thank you NW for all you do.

    With regard to Cuba, having a high literacy rate and affordable healthcare / medication is great. I don’t know much else aside from that.

    I remember when Chavez took power, I thought social progress / equality was on its way to Venezuela, and maybe it did to an extent … but look at the country now, in turmoil.

    What is the right balance?

    I feel the Scandinavians have the right model of governing with regard to : social and economic pograms, but will that work in different societies who knows?

  38. February 26, 2020 at 7:48 am

    Same ticket distribution process for each debate. Suddenly, in SC, distribution is problematic; wonder why…

  39. 78 marleysperson
    February 26, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Morning everyone. Don’t believe a word anyone in this fraud admit says. About anything, but especially issues having to do the the health and safety of you and your family.

    • 79 marleysperson
      February 26, 2020 at 8:24 am

      Case in point, this big fucking lie… from a liar sent to do his dirty work

  40. 80 marleysperson
    February 26, 2020 at 8:10 am

    They don’t care. They crime in the open and in your face.

  41. 81 marleysperson
    February 26, 2020 at 8:33 am

    At this point, I would think that people would welcome the chuckle:)

  42. 82 marleysperson
    February 26, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Well I know I’M shocked!!

  43. 84 jer44
    February 26, 2020 at 10:09 am

    ICYMI…

  44. 87 marleysperson
    February 26, 2020 at 10:13 am

    FTS

    • 88 nena20409
      February 26, 2020 at 11:18 am

      Good Morning TODville Community.
      I don’t know when that video was produced.
      Ed Schultz died on July 5th, 2018.
      I want Us to RT & comment on what Jane Sanders was saying.
      Context & Facts, matter too.
      My guess was this probably was in 2016. I could be wrong.

  45. 90 marleysperson
    February 26, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Imagine PBO acting like this. You can’t. This dangerous person has no respect for our institutions or rule of law. None.

    • 91 jacquelineoboomer
      February 26, 2020 at 11:36 am

      If these are federal workers and not just political appointees, I’m pretty sure this whole damn thing is illegal.

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  49. 98 nena20409
    February 26, 2020 at 11:21 am

    By The way, the late #EdSchultz died on July 5th 2018, nearly 2yrs ago. This Video was from 2016.
    Let Us make the video accessible but with the Context & Facts.

  50. February 26, 2020 at 11:25 am

  51. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    February 26, 2020 at 11:31 am

  52. 102 jer44
    February 26, 2020 at 11:39 am

    • February 26, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      –may you have peace, my love to your family–
      Politicians will tell you that every long time (decades) politician has “bad votes”.
      What counts is how they will deal with that issue today in 2020.

  53. 104 jer44
    February 26, 2020 at 11:43 am

  54. 105 Dudette
    February 26, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Happy Hump Day!

  55. February 26, 2020 at 11:59 am

    10% of American claims Irish ancestry.
    Why do we love the Irish ?
    Because they are more poetic…sweeter than Americans?
    If so maybe it is because they have security;
    Reliable public funded health care, social welfare, maternity care, etc, etc.
    The Irish are not killing each other, clawing for survival, or begging the corporates for mercy.
    IRELAND is:
    Democratic Socialist.

    • February 26, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      “The goal of democratic socialism is to achieve socialist goals of equality while opposing socialist ideologies. Democratic socialism is opposed to the Soviet economic model, command economies and authoritarian governance.”
      (http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/democratic-socialist-countries/
      —Not is not a “cult”.

    • February 26, 2020 at 12:03 pm

      What is a Democratic Socialist?
      “A democratic socialist is someone who believes that the government should provide a range of basic services to the public for free or at a significant discount, such as health care and education. Unlike socialists, democratic socialists do not believe the government should control all aspects of the aspects, only help provide basic needs and help all of its citizens have an equal chance of success.”

    • February 26, 2020 at 12:04 pm

      Socialism:
      “Socialism and Communism are both built on the premise that individuals contribute to society based on their own ability to do so. Both concepts have the government playing a larger role in economic planning and investment and government also controls institutions. Both also remove private business as a producer of goods and services.”

    • February 26, 2020 at 12:09 pm

      By my count, 26 countries have Democratic socialist governments in 2020:

      • February 26, 2020 at 1:53 pm

        NONE of your comments encourage me to vote for Bernie Sanders…whatever he maybe…he is a Fraud of the highest high…and if he becomes the DEM nominee…he will not get my vote… it would be tragic if he became the head of the Democratic Party…a party that he despises…

        I will be voting for Joe Biden…and doing everything i can to get out the vote for him and down ballot candidates…Right ON..Right ON!~

        • February 26, 2020 at 2:20 pm

          Hi Sheila.
          (Have mentioned a few times now my support for Ms. Warren.)
          Facts matter.
          Science matters.
          I am informing. That is what I do and have done for years.
          The sheer ignorance about good governance in different nations and cultures around the world,
          by people who are being deprived in every possible way,
          and the lengths they will go to perpetuate it,
          is breathtaking.

  56. 113 marleysperson
    February 26, 2020 at 1:14 pm

  57. 114 marleysperson
    February 26, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Tweet for everything.

  58. February 26, 2020 at 1:44 pm

  59. February 26, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Trump’s response to COVID-19, which has spread to 40 countries,
    infected 800,000,
    and killed 2700 humans:
    Trump: “Stock market starting to look very good to me”.
    And “will be gone in April” (the heat).
    After the DOW plunged 1900 points.
    And after we found out he had eliminated the defenses (put in place by PBO) against pandemics.
    —Trump party Monster Denial will be the end of us if we don’t start standing together as citizens.

  60. 122 nena20409
    February 26, 2020 at 2:23 pm

  61. 124 marleysperson
    February 26, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Imagine that

  62. 125 pkayden
    February 26, 2020 at 3:05 pm

  63. 126 marleysperson
    February 26, 2020 at 3:08 pm

  64. 127 nena20409
    February 26, 2020 at 3:09 pm

  65. 128 nena20409
    February 26, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Folks are beginning to tune in.

  66. February 26, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    My family will vote for Joe if he’s the nominee.
    Realize that he is massively beholden to corporations. It is just a fact.
    However he owes it to the future of planet earth and all who live on it to step UP on his abysmal record on climate.
    Last chance to halt and reverse the climate crisis: Tell Joe that 2050 is way far beyond late.
    We must be carbon net-neutral by 2030.
    = 2030 not 2050.

  67. February 26, 2020 at 3:27 pm

  68. 131 pkayden
    February 26, 2020 at 3:32 pm

  69. 132 pkayden
    February 26, 2020 at 3:52 pm

  70. 133 marleysperson
    February 26, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Got that right

  71. 134 marleysperson
    February 26, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    This seems like a big pile of bullshit

  72. February 26, 2020 at 4:26 pm

  73. 136 jer44
    February 26, 2020 at 4:28 pm

  74. February 26, 2020 at 4:32 pm

  75. February 26, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    YES!


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