Read Together, Be Together



130 Responses to “Read Together, Be Together”

  1. April 26, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    How lovely to see the Obamas stepping up more publicly in addition to all their behind the scenes work mentoring young people around the world.

  2. April 26, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    We will be old.
    TOGETHER for our elderly, vulnerable, voiceless:
    The lights are flashing and there is no escaping the virus. Dr. Michael Wasserman, President of the California Association of Long-term Care Medicine. He is passionate about respecting the dignity and autonomy of the most vulnerable in our society, working with others across the clinical spectrum who share that passion. Outbreaks of COVID-19 are everywhere in our nursing homes, including the “gold standard” places. Maddow continues to research local news across the country in the dire absence of national or federal reporting on nursing homes.
    Dr. Wasserman:
    “Nursing homes are accelerators for this virus.”
    “An outbreak has no reflection on the quality of the nursing home. It’s what you do about it that matters. And nursing homes across the country cannot be afraid to test. Its really critical.”
    “There are a lot facilities out there with staff and residents with the virus and they don’t know it. if they just go about their regular day, they’re going to become another Kirkland.”
    There are protocols to protect us:
    “Once you know you’ve got the virus in your nursing home, if you move into going full bore on your protection… you can actually make a difference.”

    • April 26, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      Maddow: “Do you think that we could act systematically as a country to get testing and get ppe,
      and get medical consultations into these facilities, to bring more facilities up to that high standard that you are describing quickly?”
      Dr. Wasserman: “Not only can we, we have no choice. We have to.
      This is where the virus grows and accelerates, and leads to more people back in the hospital. So if we don’t focus on our nursing homes and assisted living facilities and protect the individuals there – you know I use the word skyrocket – that is true, the numbers of folks with the virus and the numbers who will succumb will dramatically go up. So I think it is absolutely critical as a country that we focus on getting ppe and make testing readily available. We’ve actually developed what we call our ‘quadruple aim’ which is abundant personal protective equipment, readily available testing, stellar infection control, and then the final piece is all nursing homes need to be running in their emergency preparedness mode, because it is a lot of hard work, and one last comment I have to make is:
      The front lines staff in these nursing homes are putting their lives on the line,
      and often some of these folks barely make a living wage, if that.
      And they are doing incredible work right now protecting the older adults, the vulnerable in our country.”

    • April 26, 2020 at 1:30 pm

      Maddow: “Do you think it makes sense that community groups, and local governments, and civic organizations should be adopting their local nursing home and trying to figure out what they need can be either donated or organized for, to try to surface their problems, to try to get them help,
      and to make them more visible in terms of what they need?”
      Dr. Wasserman: “Absolutely. Honestly in a lot of places, the state, the federal, the counties have failed in this. And this is what makes America great is that we do step up and we do help each other. I do think absolutely everyone should be doing everything they can right now to bring support to nursing homes, and assisted livings, and I’d mention one other group. There are these small group homes that have like six or seven seniors living in them. They are also at very high risk. So all those areas. We all need to be doing everything in our power to help prevent the virus from running amok within the walls of those living facilities.”

    • April 26, 2020 at 1:32 pm

      imo our nursing homes, assisted living facilities, prisons, and child facilities are the “hidden” victims
      of this virus. Millions of people who without a voice. It is too easy for the Trump Administration to cover up and lie about the data and the death toll. And we must not allow it.
      We cannot allow Trump and Barr to hide these truths.

  3. 7 Dudette
    April 26, 2020 at 1:29 pm

  4. 12 pkayden
    April 26, 2020 at 3:08 pm

  5. 13 jer44
    April 26, 2020 at 3:16 pm

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  7. 17 marleysperson
    April 26, 2020 at 4:51 pm

  8. 22 marleysperson
    April 26, 2020 at 4:56 pm

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  11. 26 pkayden
    April 26, 2020 at 6:16 pm

  12. 27 Dudette
    April 26, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    • 28 pkayden
      April 26, 2020 at 9:18 pm

      Sadly, no one appears to care about Flint which is sad since other cities are facing similar water issues.

  13. 29 jer44
    April 26, 2020 at 6:54 pm

  14. 30 Dudette
    April 26, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    • 31 Dudette
      April 26, 2020 at 7:10 pm

      LOL! As soon as I posted the above D-Nice just said he’s taking a break for a few minutes – like 10 minutes.

  15. April 26, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Trump’s only true skill is the con; his only fundamental belief is that the United States is the birthright of straight, white, Christian men, and his only real, authentic pleasure is in cruelty. It is that cruelty, and the delight it brings them, that binds his most ardent supporters to him, in shared scorn for those they hate and fear: immigrants, black voters, feminists, and treasonous white men who empathize with any of those who would steal their birthright. The president’s ability to execute that cruelty through word and deed makes them euphoric. It makes them feel good, it makes them feel proud, it makes them feel happy, it makes them feel united. And as long as he makes them feel that way, they will let him get away with anything, no matter what it costs them.

  16. April 26, 2020 at 8:16 pm

  17. 40 jer44
    April 26, 2020 at 8:27 pm

  18. 41 jer44
    April 26, 2020 at 8:33 pm

  19. 43 pkayden
    April 26, 2020 at 9:16 pm

  20. April 26, 2020 at 9:25 pm

  21. 46 pkayden
    April 26, 2020 at 9:45 pm

  22. 47 marleysperson
    April 26, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Thread. Yeah, seems like a good idea

  23. 50 marleysperson
    April 26, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Stunning and sad

  24. April 26, 2020 at 10:35 pm

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  27. April 26, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    • 56 jacquelineoboomer
      April 26, 2020 at 11:37 pm

      Excellent, Bob.

      • 57 Magapie
        April 26, 2020 at 11:43 pm

        I agree. And by the way: 25TH AMENDMENT, NOW.

        • 58 jacquelineoboomer
          April 26, 2020 at 11:59 pm

          Yes, please. (I said PLEASE!)

          • 59 Magapie
            April 27, 2020 at 12:18 am

            One must wonder about these career federal officials and top military brass that are witnessing this. Even if many of the tend towards the conservative end of the spectrum, most of them (Yes, NOT ALL) are decent, educated, dedicated professionals that worked their asses off to get to where they are. How do they sit there and “Oh, he’s an imbecile AND he’s INSANE. Insane+imbecile. Oh, and look, completely corrupt, conspires against the American people. WELL, this isn’t good, but I do need this gig, so…. ”

            W. T. F. ? !!!

  28. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    April 26, 2020 at 11:52 pm

  29. April 27, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Club Quarantine After Dark is open and popping on IGLive

  30. April 27, 2020 at 1:25 am

    Goodnight friends

  31. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    April 27, 2020 at 6:58 am

  32. 68 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 8:20 am

    They REALLY don’t want mail-in ballots in Oklahoma.

  33. 70 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 8:39 am

  34. 71 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 8:48 am

  35. 72 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 8:55 am

  36. 73 jer44
    April 27, 2020 at 9:01 am

  37. 76 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 9:24 am

    This awesomeness right here…

  38. 77 jer44
    April 27, 2020 at 10:42 am

  39. 78 jer44
    April 27, 2020 at 10:46 am

  40. April 27, 2020 at 11:10 am

    😥 There are no words…

    • April 27, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      “Everybody in the community knows he runs.”
      “The police report does not mention whether Mr. Arbery was in possession of a weapon.” (of course)
      “Mr. Arbery was killed in Satilla Shores, a quiet middle-class enclave that abuts a network of marshlands about 15 minutes from downtown Brunswick and a short jog from Mr. Arbery’s neighborhood.”
      –3 days before the anniversary of the murder of Trayvon.
      –Do not let these killers walk away.

  41. 81 jer44
    April 27, 2020 at 11:31 am

  42. 82 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 11:37 am

  43. 84 Nerdy Wonka
    April 27, 2020 at 11:42 am

  44. 85 marleysperson
    April 27, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Morning everyone. Take NOTHING for granted and work our asses off for this!

  45. April 27, 2020 at 11:46 am

  46. 88 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 11:57 am

  47. 90 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 11:59 am

  48. 91 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 12:01 pm

  49. 94 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 12:04 pm

  50. 95 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 12:04 pm

  51. 96 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 12:06 pm

  52. 97 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 12:06 pm

  53. 99 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 12:09 pm

  54. April 27, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    GOP will play the Austerity Game again as soon as Joe is elected.
    (Not that many people are receiving it, but assistance cash cannot stop and must keep on going.)
    McConnell-I-Love-Deficits–but-only-for-Trump is already resurrecting his tea party (DeVos lockdown protest) midterm shellacking strategy, ready for another 8 years of GOP recovery sabotage.
    —Democrats in Congress must acknowledge the writing on the wall and be urgently pro-active.

  55. April 27, 2020 at 12:45 pm

  56. April 27, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    “What Reopening Georgia Might really be about”
    “Employees will be removed from state unemployment rolls when they return to work, of course.
    Workers who are worried about coronavirus exposure
    might also lose their benefits if they don’t go back to their jobs.”

    • April 27, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      “The state has processed more than 1 million jobless claims, blowing past records set during the Great Recession. It’s unclear how much money is still left in the state’s unemployment trust fund, which started the year at $2.6 billion — but without intervention, it may last only a matter of weeks.”
      —Enter the “reckless” “insane” reopening.
      —21,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in GA. More testing would see that number keep rising.
      —Kemp and Trump racism much?

      • April 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm

        Doom said it was up to Governor Kemp one day. Then the next day said the opposite “strongly disagree”.
        –imo staunch ally Kemp does what he’s told. Both have openly racist politics. Voters will die.

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  59. 119 marleysperson
    April 27, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    From the jackass’ mouth

  60. 120 Dudette
    April 27, 2020 at 1:36 pm


  61. April 27, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    CNN reporting:
    Faker is sending a letter saying how much you will receive, plus translation into Spanish.
    “We are fully committed to ensuring that you and your family have the support you need to get through this time.”
    —guess he better fkn deliver.

  62. 125 marleysperson
    April 27, 2020 at 2:09 pm

  63. 126 jer44
    April 27, 2020 at 2:20 pm


    It’s On After All: Trump To Hold News Conference After White House Scrapped Briefing

  64. April 27, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    “Trump Threatens Postal Service With Loss of Funds If It Doesn’t Quadruple Rates”
    Doom: “The Post Office is a joke. The Post Office should raise the price four times.”
    –U.S. Postal Service may lose 22 Billion dollars over the next 18 months.
    –We need the USPS to deliver our mail-in votes.
    –Mafia Don has a lifelong policy of not paying for any services he receives.
    –We need our posties. Trump can go to Hell.

  65. April 27, 2020 at 3:49 pm

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