115 Responses to “#VoteByMail”

  1. 1 marleysperson
    May 13, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Morning everyone. VOTE! Help register people to vote and be a citizen demanding of good government.

  2. 2 Nerdy Wonka
    May 13, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Cops are TRASH. Every single last one of them.

  3. 3 jer44
    May 13, 2020 at 10:48 am


    Also here: https://www.ny.gov/

  4. 4 jer44
    May 13, 2020 at 10:51 am

  5. May 13, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Trump replaced Postmaster General Megan Brennan, the postal board’s most experienced member,
    with outsider Louis Dejoy who is a multi-million dollar donor to Trump”s party.
    STATEMENT from Mark Dimondstein,
    President of the American Postal Workers Union:
    “Fifty years ago, postal workers waged a heroic nationwide strike to win better pay, benefits and the right to collective bargaining. This strike also recreated the United States Postal Service as an independent agency,
    designed to be free from the political patronage and cronyism that had plagued the old Post Office Department.
    The APWU is deeply concerned with the appointment process to make Mr. Louis DeJoy,
    a multi-million-dollar major donor to President Trump the next Postmaster General, and whether the Administration has returned to the days of political interference and patronage….
    He can choose to be a Postmaster General who implements the destructive plans of this White House:
    raising postal rates, cutting services, undermining stable union and family-sustaining jobs and selling the public Postal Service to corporations for their private profit. And if that is his choice, Mr. DeJoy will be met with stiff resistance from postal workers and the people of this country.”

  6. 9 jer44
    May 13, 2020 at 10:55 am

    • 10 jer44
      May 13, 2020 at 11:02 am

      • May 13, 2020 at 12:28 pm

  7. May 13, 2020 at 10:56 am

    FYI –

  8. May 13, 2020 at 11:00 am

    • May 13, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      “the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for the Trump regime to further advance its campaign against the Constitution, democracy, human rights, human dignity and freedom across all
      areas of American society.” (Jason Stanley)
      “When there is such extreme partisan capture of our country’s institutions,
      does there really need to be a fascist or authoritarian takeover? With gerrymandering, voter suppression, control of the courts and making voting difficult in other ways, one does not need an explicit takeover and overthrow of democracy by an authoritarian movement to exercise almost the same level of power and control.”

    • May 13, 2020 at 12:30 pm

      “The notion that “Life is always a struggle, the weak will die” is central to fascism.”
      “The friend-enemy distinction is at the heart of fascist ideology.”
      “The official leaders in a full-on authoritarian regime or failing democracy then deny
      responsibility for the violence.”
      On the virus: ”If we cannot physically gather together it makes it harder to resist.”
      (Jason Stanley)

  9. 16 jer44
    May 13, 2020 at 12:12 pm

  10. May 13, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    25,000 deaths in our nursing homes, test every nursing home.
    = Test staff first, then test residents.
    (text is clipped)
    Maddow: “I mean we know where it incubates and multiplies, we know that the people most at risk of getting this virus and dying from it are Americans in nursing homes. Testing in nursing homes does sound like a manifestly good idea, even if it is 2 months and 25,000 deaths late.”
    Dr. Michael Wasserman, President of the CA Association of Longterm Care Medicine:
    “So let me be completely unequivocal about this. If testing is available, not testing nursing home staff and residence is both medically unsound and unethical…we need to actually start with the staff, because as you’ve mentioned, they’re the vectors. They are the ones bringing the virus into facilities, and they’re also the ones
    dying from it when it goes unfettered in one of these facilities.”

    • May 13, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      We need a national long term care task force.
      Maddow: “the President…appeared to literally just be entertaining that idea for the first time because a reporter asked him about it. It makes me worry that there isn’t anything behind this recommendation that is going to actually facilitate nursing homes getting the testing done.”
      “This is what’s been bothering a lot of us in the field of Geriatrics and Long Term Care Medicine for over six weeks. It’s one thing to say to nursing homes “We want you to test”. It’s another thing to actually have it happen. And in fact I’ve had stories from many of my colleagues around the country of facilities, of nursing homes and other assisted living facilities either resisting or avoiding testing. And that is absolutely unacceptable. The federal government, state and local governments, they need to be 110% behind testing in both nursing homes and assisted living facilities. And there should be no equivocation on this issue. And it needs to happen literally yesterday.”

    • May 13, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      Maddow: “It strikes me that the reason that a lot of homes are resisting testing, to the extent that they are, is because they afraid of what will happen when they inevitably get very high test results….It seems we need a universal expectation that this information must be collected, it must be disclosed and it will not result in punishment. It will result in assistance.”
      “I understand (those concerns)…but keep in mind this is a virus that when it gets into a nursing home or assisted living facility, can have a 30 to 40% mortality rate…To me if anyone of us has a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility and they have the capability of testing, you should be literally screaming at the top of your lungs that they need to start by testing their staff and then by testing the residents. In that order.”

  11. 20 nena20409
    May 13, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODbots.

    • 21 Dudette
      May 13, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      Hiya Nena!

      • 22 nena20409
        May 13, 2020 at 4:02 pm


      • May 13, 2020 at 4:02 pm

        If this is the test I heard talk about this morning, if you get a positive, it’s most likely correct. If you get a negative, you should follow it up with one of the other tests, which would take longer and is more accurate, to confirm the results.

  12. May 13, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Neal Katyal tells Lawrence O’Donnell that he thinks it’s possible the justices could rule against Trump
    in both cases because “in both cases, you had one fundamental overarching principle that the court cared about, which is no one is above the law.”
    Video: (https://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/supreme-court-hears-arguments-about-trump-tax-returns-83383365586)

  13. May 13, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    In which Trump supports a candidate blaming China for not doing his job of C-I-C properly.
    Trump says In the ad:
    “Let us build a culture that treasures innocent lives.”
    Where are the thousands of innocent lives he stole and is concealing. How are they? Doubtless sick and dying behind bars on the border.

  14. May 13, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Senator Kamala Harris to Hayes on Barr’s politicization of the DOJ:
    “He has not been an AG representing the people of America. He has been the hand of Donald Trump.”
    Kamala on the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor….
    “This man doesn’t understand what it means to do justice.
    He does whatever is at the pleasure of Donald Trump. And he should resign.”
    Video: (http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/sen-harris-bill-barr-doesn-t-know-what-justice-means-83373125601)

  15. May 13, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    “The city
    of Wuhan, China,
    will test all 11 million residents
    over the next 10 days
    after detecting SIX new coronavirus cases.”
    (Lazarus, Crooked)

  16. 29 marleysperson
    May 13, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    I hope he expands the court. By ‘he’ I mean Biden… these guys are beholden to big $$$

  17. 30 Dudette
    May 13, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder!🎂

  18. 31 jer44
    May 13, 2020 at 3:32 pm

  19. 32 Dudette
    May 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm

  20. 33 Dudette
    May 13, 2020 at 4:13 pm

  21. May 13, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    “Trump pressures CDC to lower death toll by changing how it counts coronavirus fatalities: report”
    Dr. Birx allegedly said “nothing” from the CDC can be trusted.
    Dr. Fauci claimed deaths are actually undercounted.

    • 35 Obama Grandmama
      May 14, 2020 at 2:07 am

      I have been noticing Dr Birx seems to be going out of her way to support Trump’s wishes. She has gone to the dark side.

  22. May 13, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    “In a first renewable energy is poised to eclipse coal in US”. (NYT)

  23. 37 jer44
    May 13, 2020 at 6:46 pm

  24. May 13, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    It’s always about HOPE and about finding a sure pathway there.

  25. 44 Dudette
    May 13, 2020 at 7:57 pm


  26. 45 Dudette
    May 13, 2020 at 8:51 pm


  27. 46 Dudette
    May 13, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    This is so adorable. ♥️

    View this post on Instagram

    Sharing a lil story. Love you @mspattilabelle

    A post shared by Jill Scott (@missjillscott) on

  28. 47 Dudette
    May 13, 2020 at 8:53 pm

  29. 48 Dudette
    May 13, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Happy Birthday Stephen!

  30. 50 pkayden
    May 13, 2020 at 9:28 pm

  31. May 13, 2020 at 9:56 pm


    • 53 todjey
      May 13, 2020 at 10:17 pm


      If it is safe for the economy to open, then it’s safe for Manafort to stay in prison.

  32. 54 vcprezofan2
    May 13, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Some happy high school graduates ..

  33. May 13, 2020 at 10:05 pm


    • 56 jacquelineoboomer
      May 13, 2020 at 10:35 pm

      Wow. Wonder what he’ll have to give up to get his phone back.

    • 57 Don
      May 13, 2020 at 11:04 pm

      Bad boy, bad boy
      Watcha gonna do
      Watcha gonna do when they come for you!

      • 58 Don
        May 13, 2020 at 11:09 pm

        I mean damn! The steps it takes to persuade a judge to grant a search warrant on a sitting U.S. Senator. The F.B.I doesn’t come around to ask questions, because when they show up they already have the answers. They mainly ask questions to see how honest you’ll be.

        • 59 Don
          May 13, 2020 at 11:14 pm

          Can you imagine all the shit that’s on Burr’s phone, and I’m not even talking about what’s related to the stocks. And all across D.C. tonight motherfuckers are deleting all kinds of stuff off their phones, which by the way can’t really be deleted. And Burr is going to sing, he’s going to sing a lovely song.

          • 60 jacquelineoboomer
            May 13, 2020 at 11:19 pm

            Pass the freakin’ popcorn. Can’t wait.

          • May 14, 2020 at 4:53 am

            RIGHT?! That was my first thought…….I mean, the Russia stuff must be pretty juicy, too!

          • May 14, 2020 at 8:07 am

            Question: Is there more than one phone? Backup phone? Burner phone? If so, I hope the FBI took them all.

            I too can’t wait to see all that’s found on this (these) phone(s) and the subsequent aria that Burr will be performing.

          • 64 Betsy
            May 14, 2020 at 9:57 am

            Many people on twitter think it’s retaliation b/c he’s chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and he released that report re: Trump/Russia. The other Senator from GA didn’t get her phone pulled, so ???

  34. 65 pkayden
    May 13, 2020 at 11:05 pm

  35. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    May 13, 2020 at 11:17 pm

  36. 67 marleysperson
    May 13, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    I missed this, because every day rains down shit.

  37. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    May 13, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    This should be interesting. I think Joe will be on, the first half hour, then she will join him.

    • May 14, 2020 at 10:15 am

      what do you think this is all about

      • 71 jacquelineoboomer
        May 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm

        Well, of course, I thought right off that he’s appearing with her to “see how it goes” or to give a hint on his plans or neither of the above – who the heck knows 🙂 I do know I’ve been wrong before. But I think she’s the first on the invite list for a joint appearance like this. Interesting. It’s good to keep everybody guessing, in a way, to ensure eyes on the prize.

  38. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    May 14, 2020 at 12:05 am

    This is one of the doctors who regularly appeared on MSNBC, to remind all to use proper precautions to avoid getting the coronavirus. And now he’s been hospitalized for it (he thinks following a plane ride). So sad, but I think he’s getting better.

  39. May 14, 2020 at 4:56 am

    Rep. Jeffries never plays!!

  40. 77 nena20409
    May 14, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Good Morning, TODbots.

  41. 79 nena20409
    May 14, 2020 at 8:20 am

  42. 80 No Child Left Behind
    May 14, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Nearly 3 million Americans filed jobless claims last week, pushing number of benefit seekers to roughly 36.5 million in past 8 weeks

    Many of these workers lost their jobs because of closures and a huge drop in spending and travel during the pandemic. The White House and some governors are struggling to reopen parts of the economy.

  43. 81 nena20409
    May 14, 2020 at 8:44 am

  44. 83 nena20409
    May 14, 2020 at 9:03 am

  45. 84 marleysperson
    May 14, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Me. Every minute of every day

  46. 85 marleysperson
    May 14, 2020 at 9:17 am

  47. 87 marleysperson
    May 14, 2020 at 9:21 am


  48. 88 marleysperson
    May 14, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Quite a stench

  49. 89 marleysperson
    May 14, 2020 at 9:26 am

    I had to put my sweet 19 yo cat down yesterday… sweet Lucy❤️
    Damn COVID. I couldn’t be with her to hold and pet her while she passed away. My voice wasn’t the last voice she heard before she passed. I’m angry about that. She deserved that. Strangers sent her off. Miss her.

  50. 93 jer44
    May 14, 2020 at 9:29 am

  51. 94 marleysperson
    May 14, 2020 at 9:30 am

    All you need to know to cut through all the BS

  52. 95 jer44
    May 14, 2020 at 9:35 am

  53. 96 catrst
    May 14, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Just thinking. If Trump and the GOP intend to hide the true count of US cases and deaths from Coronavirus perhaps states controlled by the GOP governors will try to do the same thing like Florida, Texas, etc.

    If people who are at high risk or elevated risk could soon get medical grade N95 masks from a reputable source without gouging and they were determined to wear them we might be able to protect more people of color, the seniors, people that might get large exposure (extended time in a situation with a heavy viral load) and keep ourselves safe,. We should be able to get these things at a reasonable cost and use them if we are going to be asked to go to work or open up our communities.

  54. 97 jer44
    May 14, 2020 at 9:42 am

  55. 99 marleysperson
    May 14, 2020 at 9:45 am


  56. May 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Coming up now:

  57. 103 nena20409
    May 14, 2020 at 10:13 am

  58. 104 pkayden
    May 14, 2020 at 10:21 am

  59. 105 jer44
    May 14, 2020 at 10:29 am


    • May 14, 2020 at 11:40 am

      Can’t some of these justices be impeached or their confirmations reversed? I know that many of them were not even qualified for the appointments.

  60. 107 jer44
    May 14, 2020 at 10:32 am

    • 108 mae52
      May 14, 2020 at 10:43 am

      If trumppreyzeedency is made illegitimate which i think eventually it will wont all his decisions made null and void considered illegitimate and reversed? All decisions appointments including those by senate should be reversed thus getting rid of supreme ct and all lower court appts..someone with knowledge of how this works should let us know

  61. 109 jer44
    May 14, 2020 at 10:42 am

  62. 110 nena20409
    May 14, 2020 at 10:46 am

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  64. 113 nena20409
    May 14, 2020 at 10:50 am

  65. 115 jacquelineoboomer
    May 14, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Good afternoon for a siesta! Later, alligator!

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