126 Responses to “Misinformation”

    • 2 Betsy
      April 23, 2020 at 9:49 pm

      Just awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

      • 3 marleysperson
        April 23, 2020 at 10:34 pm

        How did your teaching go today?

        • 4 Betsy
          April 24, 2020 at 10:45 am

          Good. I narrarate my PowerPoints and add the extra stories I usually do. I give them questions to answer that are somewhat thought provoking. For example, I had them listen to James Earl Jones’ rendition of Frederick Douglass’ 4th of July speech and ask what they thought he was talking about to say the 4th of July was not for him. I had some really good, insightful answers for 8th graders, (they are learning about the abolition movement) and that pleased me. They share their work with me via email, and I grade it. Sometimes I give them videos, sometimes I don’t. We’re now approaching the 10 yrs before the Civil War, so I was able to attach a map, they printed it off, colored it and filled out the information from my directions page, and they took a picture of the finished product, and mailed that back to me. It seems to be working but I miss the back and forth, the eye contact when the light bulb goes off and I see they get something. But I don’t miss the rude behavior, the ridiculus antics they would engage in. Sorry for the long answer; you probably did need to hear all the details, but I appreciate you asking, lol. How about you? How’s your teaching going? Will you be out the rest of the year? My district says they’re waiting on Gavin Newsom, et.al. as to whether we’ll be back, but the superintendent has told principals to expect to be back in May. I don’t think so.

          • 5 Betsy
            April 24, 2020 at 10:47 am

            That should say *from my 8th graders…

          • 6 vcprezofan2
            April 24, 2020 at 3:17 pm

            Hi Betsy, I actually appreciated your long answer. 🙂 It gave me a window into how one teacher/system is approaching online teaching. You say your students email you their finished work which you grade and return, I assume the same way. SO, I do have one question for you – Does your system not use Google Classroom? In my limited understanding of this venue students can upload their work to the teacher there (S/He would have created a classroom with a class code etc. etc) and the teacher can evaluate it online, make comments or whatever and the student can then see their ‘result’. Seems like that would be, maybe, a faster way to proceed? Also, there is scope for students to peer edit, or even work collaboratively as they sometimes do in ‘group’ work. My understanding is that most, if not all, of the schools in my corner have been using google classroom for quite a few years now, even before they were forced into distance learning.

            • 7 Betsy
              April 25, 2020 at 11:13 am

              I would love to use google classroom but our district, in their infinite wisdom, struck a deal with Microsoft Office, so we are not allowed to use google as it has a separate log in and parents are afraid of privacy concerns. So they work in their microsoft email accounts and share their work with me. It’s not as good as I understand google classroom is, but it is cheaper. (my district is fairly red, mostly repubs on the school board…they’re always trying to get away with giving teachers as little as possible, including pay). We have a drumpf golf course and my city has had a lot of awful experiences with him, so my city overwhelmingly voted for HRC b/c of that but they usually vote GOP.

  1. April 23, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Good evening, TODville. Thank you, Nerdy; you’re a gem!

    #StayHome #StaySafe

  2. April 23, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks for the lift, Alycee and Nerdy!

  3. 10 Magapie
    April 23, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    I will never forget this. Still hear it in my head.

  4. 12 marleysperson
    April 23, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Does she understand now that HE’S FUCKING NUTS!!!??

    • 13 jacquelineoboomer
      April 23, 2020 at 10:52 pm

      I like Nancy’s daughter’s response.

  5. 15 pkayden
    April 23, 2020 at 10:28 pm

  6. 18 marleysperson
    April 23, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    They should stack up 49,000 body bags.

  7. 19 pkayden
    April 23, 2020 at 10:35 pm

  8. 22 marleysperson
    April 23, 2020 at 11:26 pm


  9. 23 pkayden
    April 23, 2020 at 11:46 pm

  10. 26 marleysperson
    April 23, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    No. No she wouldn’t.

  11. 28 marleysperson
    April 24, 2020 at 12:20 am

    I’m thinking it’s some kind of freaky sex toy. He would do that.

  12. 29 marleysperson
    April 24, 2020 at 12:30 am

    Sounds like Joseph Mengela to me

  13. April 24, 2020 at 1:09 am

  14. 33 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2020 at 1:15 am

    My friend just sent me a message. This was part of it. Sharing in case any of ya have run out of ideas!


    “Guess I don’t have to suggest that you NOT inject yourself with bleach to ward off the virus. But a garland of garlic over the front door to keep the monster in chief out of one’s house is starting to sound reasonable.”

  15. 34 Dudette
    April 24, 2020 at 1:24 am

    It’s really that simple.

    • 35 Dudette
      April 24, 2020 at 1:26 am

  16. 37 Dudette
    April 24, 2020 at 1:31 am


  17. 38 Dudette
    April 24, 2020 at 1:52 am

    Yes please

  18. 40 Dudette
    April 24, 2020 at 1:56 am

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  21. 43 jer44
    April 24, 2020 at 9:10 am

  22. 44 marleysperson
    April 24, 2020 at 9:11 am

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  24. 48 jer44
    April 24, 2020 at 9:40 am

  25. April 24, 2020 at 10:01 am

    LOVE her.

  26. 50 jer44
    April 24, 2020 at 10:08 am

    • 51 marleysperson
      April 24, 2020 at 10:37 am

      This is some serious crazy business. If it weren’t so deadly serious it would be laughable. I don’t know how much more of this stupid shit I can take.

  27. April 24, 2020 at 10:28 am

  28. April 24, 2020 at 10:34 am

    How much more lunacy must we withstand?

  29. 54 marleysperson
    April 24, 2020 at 10:40 am


  30. 57 Nerdy Wonka
    April 24, 2020 at 10:44 am

  31. 58 marleysperson
    April 24, 2020 at 10:52 am

    She’s good!

  32. April 24, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Doom has been tweeting about ‘Light” lately, noticed that?
    Fake, demented, compromised, president:
    “”Supposing we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light — and I think
    (Dr. Deborah Birx) said that hasn’t been checked but you’re going to test it.
    And then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you’re going to test that, too. Sounds interesting.
    I see disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute, and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that. So you’re going to have to use medical doctors, but it sounds interesting to me. So, we’ll see. But the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute, that’s pretty powerful.”

    • April 24, 2020 at 11:38 am

      This time if there is any fallout, sickness, death from people following his insane suggestions, of ANY kind, imo someone must talk him down from the podium. His suggestions will kill and injure – correct?
      Somebody, anybody, talk him down, explain he is hurting himself,
      and take away
      the mic.

      • 63 marleysperson
        April 24, 2020 at 11:59 am

        Shouldn’t let him up there to begin with. He’s already shown he is unfit and dangerously incompetent…

  33. 64 cwaterma
    April 24, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Betsy, thank you for your care and creativity in teaching during these difficult days. I taught 8th grade for a year…I know that it is a difficult job. My two grandchildren in Dallas are doing their classes online. My granddaughter is taking dance class on Zoom, and my grandson is taking flute lessons that way. I am so impressed with teachers, and one reason I want Joe Biden is because Dr. Jill is a teacher and we will finally have a teacher in the White House!
    My granddaughter texted me Tuesday for help with an assignment. Her teacher is doing a unit on all the cultures that make up Texas, so I answered some questions about my Texas ancestors. Info she didn’t know, and was excited to learn. We had a good time texting. Her mother said she liked the assignment…thank you, Betsy, and thanks to all the teachers continuing to teach during this difficult time.

    • 65 Betsy
      April 25, 2020 at 11:26 am

      Thanks cwaterma. I appreciate your encouragement. It’s been fun to have an email conversation with some of my students where they let me know how they’re doing. It’s a little more personal than they’d be in the classroom. I am concerned about the ones I haven’t heard from yet. We went out March 13th, and 5 of them haven’t turned in anything in all that time. I’ve sent emails, our counselors have been in touch with them, our principals have, but nothing. For sure, some kids will fall through the cracks no matter what we do. It worries me. They need our prayers or thoughts sent out to the universe.

  34. 66 marleysperson
    April 24, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Keep in mind. Share. Knowledge is power

  35. 67 pkayden
    April 24, 2020 at 12:20 pm

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  37. 69 Nerdy Wonka
    April 24, 2020 at 12:29 pm


  38. April 24, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    A good news story about a meat processing plant. A small business, doing it right to protect his employees.

  39. April 24, 2020 at 12:32 pm

  40. April 24, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Adam Serwer gets it…

    for many of Trump’s supporters …it is about the racism and white supremacy…it does not matter how incompetent..or how corrupt he is..
    He hates who they hate…
    he keeps their favorite status (white privilege) even as he takes their healthcare away…and they are alright with that…

    and for others…he gives the GOP and their allies the way to stay in power…by any means necessary…even if it destroys the republic…because who needs Democracy .

  41. 75 jer44
    April 24, 2020 at 12:52 pm

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  43. April 24, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Prisons are “proving to be rabid accelerators”.
    Rachel Maddow explaining that the place you’re most likely to get the virus and die in America is a nursing home, where 11,000 have died so far.
    #2 most likely place to get infected is a meat packing plant.
    #3 most likely places to get infected = Jails, prisons, detention centers.
    ACLU has ads up about the danger of the covid virus to vulnerable peoples in prisons, and has drafted a model EO that has secured executive actions on prisoner release in 15 states. Infection staff/inmate numbers are astonishing. Without taking action on behalf of millions across the country “we will never get this epidemic under control.”

    • April 24, 2020 at 1:31 pm

      Rachel Maddow speaking to Anthony Romero, Executive Director, ACLU,
      about “the dire number of cases we’re seeing in these facilities and these will be reservoirs of infection
      for the entire population.”
      “And volcanoes for the pandemic. And we have to think about the science.
      You can’t just wall them off and pretend that..let the folks die behind bars. It is first inhumane, it’s cruel, it would be unlawful, but it is also not practical. The facts are 420,000 people work in our prisons and jails. They’re our neighbors, they are people in our churches, and our synagogues and our mosques. Coming in and out of the facilities. And so the same concern we’ve had for the nurses and doctors who are in the hospitals without ppe are the same concerns we now have for the prison guards and the workers in the prisons and jails. And they will become the vectors.”

    • April 24, 2020 at 1:33 pm

      “My next door neighbor may very well come back and infect his entire family because he works in Rikers. And so the concern isn’t just about the incarcerates, but the entire community.
      We estimate from an epidemiological study that we released just yesterday, estimates that we could be underestimating the fatalities by 100,000 deaths. That’s not an astronomical number. That’s not just people dying behind bars, these are people in our communities dying because the jails are the vectors for the pandemic.”

    • April 24, 2020 at 1:34 pm

      “740,000 people in jail any given day. One person goes in jail every 3 seconds. 70% of them are not even guilty, they are pre-adjudication, they are pre-trial detainees. The average time that you’re in jail, 25 days. They are revolving doors. So when people go into jails, they’re incarcerated, they are held there, there’s no hand washing, there’s no sanitizing, there’s no cleaning of the surfaces, there’s no social distancing.
      They come back out, and they infect their families, and their communities and their loved ones.
      We’re all going to pay the price unless we really pay much closer attention to it.”

    • April 24, 2020 at 1:35 pm

      “How receptive are public officials to these arguments that the ACLU is making?
      I think the public is very receptive… but are you pushing on an open door in terms of governors and sheriffs who are looking for a way to try to help?”
      “And some have done very well. None of them have done what they need to do. So far we’ve released maybe 1% of the entire incarcerated population in the U.S. Italy by comparison, has released 10%
      of its prison population because of the COVID crisis. So we have secured maybe 17,000 who have
      been released.”

    • April 24, 2020 at 1:40 pm

      (Explained for example the Colorado governor has released 40%. Meanwhile the Kentucky governor is dragging his feet…which will be to the detriment of his residents.)
      “We have to hold them accountable because our health is on the line for what they don’t do
      with regard to prisons and jails.”

    • April 24, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      have to think the same dire story of infections and deaths apply to the children jails on the border.

  44. 84 jer44
    April 24, 2020 at 1:28 pm

  45. 86 jer44
    April 24, 2020 at 1:40 pm

  46. 88 jer44
    April 24, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    • April 24, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      Is it irresistible to ask about First Lady Michelle!!…get the feeling she’d ruther hike the Himalayans backwards in heels than go into politics. Dr Jill Biden is also a darling. Looking forward to hearing and seeing more of her on the world stage.
      -thx jer.

  47. 90 marleysperson
    April 24, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Exactly. Honest campaign question. Do you want to live, or die?

  48. April 24, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists”:
    Has been traveling the country and will show at Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. February 21, 2020–May 17, 2020, and to Philbrook Museum of Art,
    Tulsa June 28, 2020–September 20, 2020.
    See wondrous things: (https://hyperallergic.com/513465/hearts-of-our-people-native-women-artists/)
    ….Article includes a dust-up over a 1985 Chevy El Camino named Maria holding court in the center of the gallery.

  49. 92 Nerdy Wonka
    April 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm

  50. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2020 at 3:30 pm

  51. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Beautiful music break:

  52. April 24, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Crooked Media:
    “founded in 2017 by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor,
    all former top Barack Obama staffers and co-hosts, with Dan Pfeiffer, of the Keepin’ it 1600 podcast.”
    = POD Save America!! (Plus seventeen other podcasts? Just noticed.)
    Your PBO faves plus:
    “Journalists, activists, organizers, policy experts, campaign veterans and comedians – who bring a range of experiences and perspectives. I mean, look at these heavy hitters.”
    “But we promise a no-bullshit conversation about politics and culture where you can laugh, cry, scream, ridicule us daily, share your ideas, and hopefully decide that you want to help fix this mess too.”
    –Shout-out to Crooked Media’s “What a Day” = fun 15 mins starts at 6 a.m…(going for a new habit).
    –Sometimes feels like no more time for more politics…but sometimes…
    –All I can say is the latest PSA had me laughing like a drain…in waves.

    • 107 Betsy
      April 25, 2020 at 11:45 am

      Sometimes I found those guys a little too “white privilege” for me; they sound like Chris Hayes: all male, very smug at times, except for Vietor. It turned me off and I slowly began to forget to listen to their podcasts but when they dismissed Kamala Harris’ comments about suspending drumpf from twitter, I was done with them and don’t listen to them anymore. (I still like Pfeiffer too), but the Jon’s I don’t care for anymore. I feel sad because I really thought highly of them because of President Obama. Sigh.

  53. 108 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Pretty much sums up where we’re at.

  54. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    • 114 Obama Grandmama
      April 24, 2020 at 4:23 pm

      Sarcastic, Joking, don’t remember, didn’t say it, out of context, fake news, hoax, China, Iran, or Russia did it, Obama’s fault, Biden made him do it, someone else’s fault and whatever other excuse he can think of at the moment or that his coconspirators can think of to walk back his craziness. A teacher hears those excuses from their students all the time, but from the President of the US acting like a five year old is ridiculous. At first I did not want him to talk everyday, but now I like the repetitive showing of insanity on view before the election. If this does not kill his chances for victory nothing will do it.

      • 115 jacquelineoboomer
        April 24, 2020 at 11:11 pm

        It’s horrendous. I think today, however, they said he’s reconsidering having the daily pressers. Too bad because he’ll have all that extra time to do something worse!

  55. April 24, 2020 at 3:56 pm

  56. 120 Don
    April 24, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Just sayin’, not even with cranberry juice, or a little bit of Tom Collins drink mix?

  57. April 24, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    My President:

  58. 125 nena20409
    April 24, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Good Afternoon, Evening, TODville Community🎶🍷TGIF, finally.
    TODville, Rocks!
    Thank You, NW😍💪💙!

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