127 Responses to “Anastácia”

  1. 1 pkayden
    May 20, 2020 at 2:33 pm

  2. 3 pkayden
    May 20, 2020 at 2:34 pm

  3. 4 Dudette
    May 20, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you for this post Nerdy! Excellent story to highlight! 👏🏾

  4. May 20, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    “Remaining silent in the face of unrighteousness is unrighteous.
    Governments and political leaders have to establish laws without loopholes, so the guilty cannot escape, and these laws must be strictly enforced. In many countries, the government and various NGOs are fighting against human trafficking, but we see no reduction in the power and massive financial gain of those who make a business out of treating living beings as mere objects to be used and eventually discarded. The number of victims of this business is rapidly increasing. Like the roots of an enormous tree, the roots of this tragedy are pervading deeper and deeper into society. If we fail to do something effective against this injustice happening right in front of our eyes, it will constitute a travesty against future generations. Victims of human trafficking lose their self-respect and fall into a pit of despair. They are often used by terrorists as drug mules, suicide bombers and for many other illegal activities. Some foods that we eat on a daily basis are produced by children who are forced to work day and night. Victim’s kidneys and other body parts become commodities sold in the marketplace. When these victims
    are no longer useful and have developed psychological problems as a result of abuse or have contracted incurable diseases such as AIDS, they are finally thrown out onto the streets.”
    (Ammachi at the ceremony for the signing of the joint declaration of religious leaders against slavery, 12/02/14)
    (http://www.endslavery.va/content/endslavery/en/events/declaration/signed.html0)…the Pope et al.

  5. May 20, 2020 at 3:08 pm

  6. 9 Dudette
    May 20, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Some ASL Awesomeness going on right here. Wow!

  7. 10 Dudette
    May 20, 2020 at 3:41 pm

  8. 11 marleysperson
    May 20, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Strong and beautiful

  9. 14 jer44
    May 20, 2020 at 4:04 pm

  10. May 20, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Working together:
    Restaurants and feeding the vulnerable.
    We cannot separate health from jobs.
    VP Joe and Chef José discussed food security yesterday (notes): We must stop attempts to cut food stamps.
    VP JOE: Food production workers need masks, gloves, distancing in meat packing plants, OSHA standards have been deregulated, people getting laid off. The mountain of cash passed by Congress is not going to the right people, not to those who need relief.
    CHEF JOSÉ: We should be sending cooks into disaster areas…World Central Food Kitchen organization’s first response to the pandemic was for a Japanese cruise ship. When they saw what was happening in China, Italy, Spain, they positioned ourselves to respond to COVID-19 with around 10 million meals. “We adapt”.
    Time to start taking food seriously, it’s a national security issue and we need a national director to manage it. Millions right now do not know how to feed their families. So increase SNAP, give the federal dollars to help local economy. SNAP is our national defense against poverty.

    • May 20, 2020 at 4:12 pm

      VP JOE: “We don’t have a food shortage problem, we have a leadership problem.”
      Farmers are ploughing it under, meat processing plants are not safe, and we have to transport and manage. We have the best Ag in world but need leadership. We must protect farm workers and food suppliers with ppe, and get millions laid off back to work. It’s about leadership and organization.
      CHEF JOSÉ: Requests that we learn lessons from the past 100 years, from the bad conditions in meat processing plants for immigrants and the undocumented. This virus is showing the weakness of this system. The people in charge of providing food for America are getting sick. We must take food seriously more than ever, we cannot take food for granted.
      VP JOE: Meat packing plants are brutal, with a high rate of injury. OSHA safety and health is no longer enforced, we have deregulated to increase profit. Make sure workers are protected, slow down the production lines, provide protective gear, increase number of plants. The only way to keep them open is to keep workers healthy by giving them the protection they need.

    • May 20, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      (Asked about costs):
      VP JOE: “No worker’s life is worth me getting a cheaper Hamburger!”
      Used to be you shared in profits and losses.
      CHEF JOSÉ: It is not about how expensive or cheap, food has to have the right price. Fruit and veg is not subsidized, while corn and beef is — for burgers. We are contaminating America. We need healthy workers. Cheap food at the expense of workers, we don’t want that. We want a clean healthy America. Health and jobs are not separate.
      (Joe was asked about our Intelligence Community):
      VP JOE: “The IC didn’t fail – they told Trump (ten times). The president failed.”
      CHEF JOSÉ: When WCFK saw U.S. restaurants closing, he realized that some must be kept open…his organization is currently working with 1700 restaurants across the nation.

    • May 20, 2020 at 4:23 pm

      Chef José’s Message To Congress:
      Why not run these restaurants at local levels, take care of feeding hospital, nursing homes, police, etc? Now 300,000 meals a day.
      CHEF JOSÉ: The FEED ACT was passed bipartisanly:
      A simple idea put restaurants to work ready for one day part of the solution.
      Chef José says we can show respect and make sure that food is not a problem during the pandemic.
      José Andrés, Kamala Harris: The FEED Act.

    • May 20, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      VP Joe Biden is on board with this idea and says he will work with Chef José .
      He emphasizes this is not about crowded restaurant. Cash goes to small businesses in the CARES Act to keep people employed, paying restaurant workers, getting the food to the people who need it, school lunches, nursing homes, etc. Chef José explains how the restaurant community is thinking about the future of feeding America. They’re now making food-to-go and when they open things will have changed, e.g. wearing ppe, spacing. Federal cash will help to reopen. Long closures will be hard to come back from.

  11. 21 jer44
    May 20, 2020 at 4:14 pm

  12. 22 jer44
    May 20, 2020 at 4:21 pm

  13. 23 jer44
    May 20, 2020 at 4:25 pm

  14. 24 jer44
    May 20, 2020 at 4:31 pm

  15. May 20, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Without comment ….

    … other than white men in America should go to as many COVID 19 parties as they can 😉

  16. 27 marleysperson
    May 20, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Why are SC justices participating in political things???

  17. May 20, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  18. 29 pkayden
    May 20, 2020 at 5:35 pm

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  20. 31 Dudette
    May 20, 2020 at 5:36 pm


  21. 32 Dudette
    May 20, 2020 at 5:36 pm

  22. 35 pkayden
    May 20, 2020 at 5:48 pm

  23. 36 pkayden
    May 20, 2020 at 6:07 pm

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  25. 38 marleysperson
    May 20, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    WTF, FEDEX!!

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  27. May 20, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    • 41 todjey
      May 20, 2020 at 11:04 pm

      I am not going to any restaurants for at least a year if not longer. I don’t understand the urge that would make anyone go through this.

      • May 21, 2020 at 9:26 am

        I’m going to be in lockdown, at least, until this time next year! Have cancelled my 4th of July shindig, my backyard jazz concert series, and my Christmas Party. Planning on doing a zoom birthday party for my Mom in July. Am also putting together a virtual vacation to Europe and West Africa, following the itinerary we booked for August.

        Have already informed my Goddaughter that we may not make her graduation from Tulsa University next May. Do know that before I travel again, I’m getting safety glasses and face shields.

    • May 21, 2020 at 8:12 am

      Must be some good food to be willing to go through all of that!

  28. May 20, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    • 46 jacquelineoboomer
      May 20, 2020 at 10:39 pm

      Unbelievable. How does she get through any part of her life, if this one act will topple her. And if she thinks it’s tough looking at a baby with her mask on, how about if that baby died because she didn’t take the right precautions before her visit?

      I try to be compassionate, I know we all have “limits,” but just can’t get there on this. I’m gonna be like Nancy Pelosi and “pray for her tonight.” (Or yell at her in my dreams, one of them, depending on my mood.)

    • 47 todjey
      May 20, 2020 at 11:12 pm

      i wonder if she getting paid to do this … or is doing it for 15 minutes of fame.

  29. May 20, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    • May 21, 2020 at 8:19 am

      The Orange Oval Office Occupant is giving the media the drama and scandal (though made up) they craved and didn’t get during “no drama” Obama administration.

  30. May 20, 2020 at 9:45 pm

  31. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    May 20, 2020 at 10:31 pm

  32. 52 jer44
    May 20, 2020 at 10:52 pm

  33. 56 jer44
    May 20, 2020 at 11:02 pm

  34. 57 marleysperson
    May 20, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Can you see her debating Pence:) Yowza:)

  35. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    May 20, 2020 at 11:08 pm

  36. 61 Dudette
    May 20, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    A moment of cuteness! 😍

  37. 64 Dudette
    May 20, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Think of all the history this man saw. I’m glad Mrs. O included him in her book. Rest in peace Mr. Jerman. 🙏🏾😔

  38. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    May 21, 2020 at 12:01 am

  39. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    May 21, 2020 at 1:46 am

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea!

  40. May 21, 2020 at 1:54 am

    This is live now

  41. May 21, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Goodnight TOD

  42. May 21, 2020 at 4:52 am

    I would usually avoid a show like this because I feel overwhelmed by so much of everything that’s going on and the constant sadness of it but I happened to catch this Frontline episode and it was really powerful.

  43. 73 No Child Left Behind
    May 21, 2020 at 8:35 am

    2.4 million Americans filed jobless claims last week, bringing nine-week total to 38.6 million

    The White House and Republican lawmakers want to begin rolling back expanded benefits for the unemployed, arguing that it has created disincentives for people to return to work. But Democrats have said this could take away a lifeline during the pandemic.

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  46. 77 marleysperson
    May 21, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Morning everyone. What entitlement looks like.

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  51. May 21, 2020 at 10:38 am

    We can do this:

  52. 83 marleysperson
    May 21, 2020 at 10:45 am

    But MCConnell thinks unemployed shouldn’t get an extra $600 because it would make them lazy and not want to work again…. fucking open your eyes, America!!

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  56. 94 marleysperson
    May 21, 2020 at 12:14 pm


    • May 21, 2020 at 1:01 pm

      Trump does not know anything about this treaty…he is being manipulated to do this..ask him when it was signed,,,who negotiated it..he would not know…he is just the conduit thru which others are having their way..his enablers allow him to grift in exchange for things like this

  57. 96 marleysperson
    May 21, 2020 at 12:19 pm

  58. 97 marleysperson
    May 21, 2020 at 12:32 pm

  59. 99 jer44
    May 21, 2020 at 12:32 pm

  60. 100 jer44
    May 21, 2020 at 12:42 pm

  61. 101 jer44
    May 21, 2020 at 12:43 pm

  62. 102 jer44
    May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

  63. 104 jacquelineoboomer
    May 21, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Before I could mute him, I heard that orange embarrassment say to a reporter who’d asked a question, “I can’t hear you … you have that mask on.”

    Think I’ve shared before that I am not a violent person. I don’t believe in violence. Or hitting others. But, even as I sit here in the form of an “old chick,” I can assure you that if I were close to him when he said that and I had a long board, even if it were just in my mind, I’d stand up and start hitting him with a board.

    Back to lunch I go. Have a fine day, y’all. 🙂

    • May 21, 2020 at 1:23 pm

      Before I had a chance to mute him, I heard him trying to justify his opposition to mail-in ballots and in the same breath justify why it’s okay for him.

    • May 21, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      OMG. Just OMG.

      I don’t believe I’ve ever felt such extreme disgust and contempt for a single person in my life. He is so out of bounds cruel and ignorant and arrogant and empty, it’s just indescribable and unconscionable.

      And I hate that I’m filled with such rage for such a horrible mess. I don’t really know what to do about it except, as you say, MUTE.

      • 108 jacquelineoboomer
        May 21, 2020 at 9:43 pm

        Yes, MUTE and WAIT for better days to come, so we can at the very least take a breath and get him out of our minds. #HOPE

  64. May 21, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    “Straight talk from ex-CDC for the Long Slog Ahead” (Bruce Weniger, Chin-Yih Ou)
    CDC veterans report on “four decades of the hollowing out of national, state, and local infrastructure to protect public health.”
    –Essential understanding about the CDC and what’s happening now.

    • May 21, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      “Trump administration cuts to CDC in the last four Presidential budgets.
      The most recent would start in October 2020 with a 15 percent reduction of $1.2 billion
      by slashing categories such as pandemic preparedness and response, occupational health (which certifies N95 masks), zoonotic diseases (of which COVID-19 is one), and global health
      (which puts CDC personnel in long-term assignments overseas to strengthen epidemic detection, control,
      and research by other countries).”
      “Another casualty was removing CDC from primary management of the Strategic National Stockpile in 2018 to create “efficiencies”.
      “CDC awareness of the threat of spread from China prompted it to activate its emergency operations center on January 20th. That is when a national-level incident-command system should have been activated in Washington.”
      “False positives and false negatives occur in nearly all medical testing.”
      “Publication of results would widen awareness of the fallibilities of all testing, including for antibody tests of which many now sold in the U.S. are of suspect accuracy.”

    • May 21, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      “Counts of confirmed infections fail to reflect the huge submerged part of the iceberg of those without symptoms or never tested. Death certificates may fail to mention unconfirmed COVID-19 triggers which fatally exacerbated underlying heart, lung, or diabetic disease. Some governors may be tempted to fudge or conceal the numbers of cases, deaths, and tests reported by their state. Some data are less dirty than others, such as overall hospital admissions (at least while elective procedures are cancelled and traffic trauma is minimal), and intubations of those about to be put on ventilators.”

    • May 21, 2020 at 1:27 pm

      “One cannot have a “second wave” without a trough after the current first one, which shows no sign of ebbing.”

  65. May 21, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    The latest deadly chaotic achievements by Trumpland:
    CDC is “mixing up results of viral tests and antibody tests.”
    “The agency confirmed to The Atlantic on Wednesday that it is mixing the results of viral and antibody tests, even though the two tests reveal different information and are used for different reasons.
    This is not merely a technical error.
    States have set quantitative guidelines for reopening their economies based on these flawed data points.”

  66. May 21, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Speaking to Maddow on the softening of scientific language in the CDC under Trump.
    DR. BRUCE WENIGER, retired, 30 years with the CDC:
    ”There is political interference that I don’t think we’ve ever seen before”
    “Just today I was able to track down the new 60-page version of the CDC guidelines that are officially promulgated… they’re like nothing I’ve ever seen come out of the CDC…
    You would probably need an attorney..to explain the inconsistencies from one page to another….I’m sure many people still at the CDC are embarrassed to even look at this document.”
    His advice: “Vote.”

  67. 115 jacquelineoboomer
    May 21, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    My pre-naptual music for today!

  68. 116 marleysperson
    May 21, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Fucking scrambled eggs where a brain should be

  69. 117 Dudette
    May 21, 2020 at 2:15 pm

  70. May 21, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Betsy, I saw these CDC Guidelines for Reopening Schools. Not sure how much of it is feasible.

    • May 21, 2020 at 3:12 pm

      If I had my little ones back…um….No.
      You can’t hide under the desk or run to the gym cupboard to escape this one.
      And not even for something called “the Economy”.
      It is we who bleed, it is we who die.

    • 122 Obama Grandmama
      May 21, 2020 at 3:14 pm

      I remember while teaching in elementary school in six different states for twenty-two years I always walked my students in two lines as did all teachers to gym, library, music, to recess, counseling and the lunchroom. Having social spacing in those lines would have made it impossible to do while having students under control. I wonder what strategy is planned for that? Middle schoolers were able to walk on their own to their next class because like high school there was time allowed between classes, but there was lots of horsing around and crowding during that time in middle school.

      • May 21, 2020 at 3:27 pm

        The people who come up with these things typically are not the ones who have to implement it and put it into practice. I bet most teachers will look at this and say, “Yeah, right.”

  71. May 21, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    The 8th employee died on Saturday from COVID-19 at JBS Greeley meat processing plant in Weld, CO.
    This plant reopened without testing after pledging definitively to do so.
    Maddow reporting that If an employee wants to be tested there is a form to fill out.
    It has the usual name, birth, language, symptoms, temperature boxes.
    But lower down there are instructions:
    If the employee has answered ‘Yes” to any of the questions, they will NOT be eligible for testing!
    County Health confirmed to Madddow’s team: Yes, that is not a typo.

    • May 21, 2020 at 2:37 pm

      Trumpland zero logic, anything goes.
      Just die already!!
      Weld County Health + JBS in bed with each other = Crooks concealing the numbers.
      We must track down all the ways Trumpland is concealing case and death numbers.
      Then post them in caps in the sky above us.

  72. 127 jer44
    May 21, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Harvard doctor shares “good news” on coronavirus immunity studies

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