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  1. May 21, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Speaker Pelosi: “He (trump) comes in with doggy doo on his shoes and everybody who works with him has that on their shoes, too, for a very long time to come.”

  2. 2 marleysperson
    May 21, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Can you imagine all the espionage going on? Against us!

  3. 4 Dudette
    May 21, 2020 at 3:08 pm

  4. May 21, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    O’Donnell: “Dr. Jha, what is your reading of the World Health Organization`s role in this situation, and what would it mean for the United States to withhold funding…”
    Dr. Ashish Jha (Director of the Harvard Global institute):
    “First of all, I think the idea of withholding funding from the most consequential global health agency in the middle of the most important pandemic in a century, strikes me as incredibly unwise.
    Not just for the world, but also specifically for the United States. Much of the world relies on the WHO`s expertise and guidance to fight disease outbreaks like the coronavirus outbreak. The WHO is running the solidarity trial.
    And the idea that we`re going to walk away from that would leave us looking weak.
    I think others would step in with the funding, and really would be incredibly damaging to the entire global effort.”

    • May 21, 2020 at 3:45 pm

      China’s response to Doom:
      “China Announces US$ 2 Billion COVID-19 Initiative.”
      “”Xi said the China would create a “global humanitarian response capital and hub” in China and “green” corridors to Africa to fast track customs and ensure vital health supplies reach the continent. China will also partner with some 30 major African hospitals, accelerate the building of the China Centres for Disease Control headquarters, and pursue a debt suspension initiative. Finally, he said that Beijing would ramp up its research and development of a COVID-19 vaccine, and ensure that it is made available as a “global public good.””
      —China stepping up, America stepping down.

  5. May 21, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    • May 21, 2020 at 5:45 pm

      Oh dear! 😏😷

    • 9 Dudette
      May 22, 2020 at 1:27 am

      1. She was one of presidential candidates, of course she’d be on the list.
      2. He’s vetting several people. This is the process, always has been.
      3. He made it clear on Colbert tonight that HE is not going to be disclosing names of who will be going through the vetting process. Doesn’t the public to get the impression that there’s something wrong with the people he doesn’t pick. Also he talked about how he wants someone who is strong enough and not intimidated to give their honest opinion when they disagree, but will be a partner once a decision is made. [Sounds like KH to me 😉]

  6. 10 marleysperson
    May 21, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Agree. Blah. Vanilla. No thanks.

    • 11 Hillary Darton
      May 21, 2020 at 6:42 pm

      I am in favor of Kamala Harris but L like Amy Klobuchar too. To Keith Boykin do you know what motivate me, Donald J. Trump. And watching this racist lying man the pass three and a half years ought to motivate everyone else who is sick and tired of Trump and his crookey administration.

    • 13 COS
      May 21, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      I totally agree. Amy will not do anything for the ticket.

  7. 14 Dudette
    May 21, 2020 at 6:08 pm

  8. 15 marleysperson
    May 21, 2020 at 6:09 pm

  9. May 21, 2020 at 6:15 pm


  10. 17 marleysperson
    May 21, 2020 at 6:19 pm


    • 18 Hillary Darton
      May 21, 2020 at 6:47 pm

      Hey guys before you throw yourself into a fit, is Sen. Klobuchar the only one he has ask to be vetted? Maybe there will be others, just take it easy and wait and see. PLEASE.

      • 19 marleysperson
        May 21, 2020 at 7:18 pm

        Understand. This would NOT have any bearing on my vote!! I would walk over hot coals to vote for Joe and get this dangerous incompetent gone!! He could choose a damn dog for his VP ( a literal dog!) and that team would still be better and more qualified!!

    • May 21, 2020 at 7:11 pm

      We all have our choice for whom we would like to be VP……..but at the end of the day…I want Donald Trump out of the White House,…Dems to regain the Senate..make DC and Puerto Rico states …Kill the Filibuster and …add 2 seats on SCOTUS..This is what i want

      • 21 Don
        May 21, 2020 at 8:11 pm

        Yep, at the end of the day we all what Biden in the Whitehouse and that should be our main focus. Personally I want Kamala Harris to be Joe’s V.P. but if she isn’t his choice I’ll upset but I’ll still vote for him.

  11. May 21, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    I know that when the Obama Family left the White House, it was a very emotional parting for them and the staff. Here, Mrs. Obama acknowledges family of this very dedicated public servant.

  12. 26 Dudette
    May 21, 2020 at 6:39 pm


  13. 29 marleysperson
    May 21, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Would love to have cocktails with Sarah:)

  14. 32 marleysperson
    May 21, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Yes, please

  15. May 21, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    “Trump to pull US out of third arms control deal,”
    The Open Skies Treaty: “is intended to reduce the risk of war by allowing Russia and western nations to conduct observation flights over each other’s territory.
    “By rushing this abrupt withdrawal, it is clear the Trump Administration is attempting to bind a future administration from participation in this longstanding and valuable treaty for our nation.”
    —Dicktraitor setting us up on behalf of poppa Putin.

  16. 34 jer44
    May 21, 2020 at 9:34 pm

  17. 35 Dudette
    May 21, 2020 at 9:38 pm


  18. 36 jer44
    May 21, 2020 at 9:45 pm

  19. May 21, 2020 at 10:01 pm

  20. May 21, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Video at end of article…

  21. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    May 21, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Phenomenal song from way back (and a great movie in its time!):

  22. 47 Dudette
    May 21, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    I did need this! 😆😂🤣

  23. 48 Dudette
    May 21, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Need a few more chuckles, check out this thread 😁

  24. 49 Dudette
    May 22, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Joe is on with Stephen Colbert now. Dang, I’m sorry I missed part of this but I have to say I was really impressed with his responses to questions about VP vetting – describing how PBO approached him and the similarly thinking he’ll be using to choose his running mate; also deftly sidestepping questions about who he’s vetting. Well done!

  25. 51 Dudette
    May 22, 2020 at 12:21 am

  26. 52 Dudette
    May 22, 2020 at 12:40 am

  27. 53 Dudette
    May 22, 2020 at 12:55 am

    LOL! Remember this guy’s remix of the Golden Girls theme?

    Well this guy decided to lip sync him for his wife during quarantine. 😆

  28. 54 Dudette
    May 22, 2020 at 12:59 am

    Your moment of cuteness

  29. 56 Dudette
    May 22, 2020 at 1:15 am

  30. 58 jacquelineoboomer
    May 22, 2020 at 2:02 am

  31. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    May 22, 2020 at 2:03 am

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea!

  32. 61 Dudette
    May 22, 2020 at 2:27 am

    Two Empresses have blessed us with new music. Slay Ladies! 👑

  33. 62 Dudette
    May 22, 2020 at 3:51 am


  34. May 22, 2020 at 7:35 am

    I had expressed hope that people would be using their common sense and listening to scientist and medical experts rather than politicians as states begin to reopen. These graphs from Steve Rattner show that Georgians — at least for now — are following their gut and still staying home.

    • May 22, 2020 at 7:39 am

      Spending increases a little around the time that the stimulus checks started going out. The lack of consumer spending is keeping the job market from rebounding. Good arguments for the Phase IV packaged passed by the House and more.

  35. May 22, 2020 at 8:50 am

  36. 66 marleysperson
    May 22, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Morning everyone

  37. 69 marleysperson
    May 22, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Morning everyone

  38. 70 jer44
    May 22, 2020 at 10:43 am


  39. May 22, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Maddow explains the urgent situation unfolding in states now lifting restrictions.
    The alarm bells warn of a second wave that will hit the south over the next 4 weeks:
    “According to a research team that uses cellphone data to track social mobility and forecast the trajectory of the pandemic, Dallas, Houston, Southeast Florida’s Gold Coast, the entire state of Alabama, and several other places in the American south that have been rapidly reopening their economies, are in danger of a second wave of coronavirus infections over the next four weeks.” (WaPo)

    • May 22, 2020 at 11:10 am

      Data from TX, FL, MD, and Alabama coincides with case numbers hitting record highs:
      Alabama in particular, whose data visualization website reveals the extent of the damage. Alabama now reporting 300+ cases on 10 out of 15 days, the worst it’s been.
      Meanwhile…Governor Ivey goes on opening up the state more every day.
      “According to the model …steep increases in every county in the state over the course of the next month.” (WaPo) Montgomery is down to one ICU bed, and total cases have risen steeply with new cases spiking and the city’s healthcare system maxed out.

    • May 22, 2020 at 11:23 am

      Mayor Reed: “If you need an ICU bed you are in trouble.” Montgomery’s healthcare system is at a critical point. Even with several hospitals in the area, all are taxed to capacity. Since Alabama’s economy was reopened “This Covid-19 Virus has really exposed the gaps in system…a big serious situation.”
      Maddow notes that Governor Ivey who announced more relaxed restrictions yesterday including schools, summer camps, theaters, is clearly disconnected from the stressed resources in Montgomery.

    • May 22, 2020 at 11:26 am

      Mayor Reed:
      “We sounded the alarm yesterday leading up to this Memorial Day weekend…Montgomery we tested less than 4% of our population, we doubled our cases…week to week increases of over 40% this month alone, we’re in a very dangerous predicament….parts of the state may doing a little better for now, but I don’t think the economy should have been opened at the time that it was. We should have slowed our reopening and done some things a little bit differently…because I think it has sent a message that the battle with
      COVID-19 is over and that it’s been won…and we’re still in this battle. We can’t afford to relax now and lose much of the progress we’ve made over this last few weeks. (He praises front line workers and the community) but it doesn’t help us if we’re doing those things only for us to take two steps back by prematurely trying to get back to our normal routines, or what was normal prior to this pandemic.”

  40. May 22, 2020 at 11:15 am

    • May 22, 2020 at 11:15 am

      Strong engagement in this interview. Joe did a great job.

    • May 22, 2020 at 11:25 am

      Joe stirred up some controversy, though.

  41. 80 marleysperson
    May 22, 2020 at 11:22 am

    We’re never GIVEN anything. Madam Speaker knows her facts. We aren’t done yet though….

  42. May 22, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Chris Hayes speaking with Nayyera Haq, former State Department Adviser.
    “I mean, there’s IGs in every agency and their whole job is to give a layer of transparency to what is happening in government and maintain that tie with congress. We know that Secretary of State Pompeo refused to sit down with a congressionally requested IG investigation into the arms sales into Saudi Arabia. Why?
    Because those arms sales were actually unilaterally by Republicans and Democrats, voted down, and they instituted, the Trump administration, instituted some emergency powers of authority in order to be able to get it passed. So, that raised a lot of eye brows. Like why now, particularly when Democrats and Republicans are uniting in making Saudi Arabia a pariah state?”
    (Fact: Congress voted down arms sales to Saudi Arabia.)

    • May 22, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      “Other than the fact that the Saudis like to do business in a way that Donald Trump does. They like to buy their way into countries and buy access into things. I think that`s part of the connection that Jared Kushner has had with Muhammad bin Salman,and this is really what Saudi Arabia
      Is relying on now is a relationship with the Trump administration…..
      Congress on both sides of the aisle have spoken out, so the Saudis, ironically, after decades of being entrenched with the United States, are really losing ground here,
      and Trump is their Holy Grail.”

  43. May 22, 2020 at 12:01 pm


  44. May 22, 2020 at 12:11 pm

  45. May 22, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Senator Kamala Harris discusses with Lawrence O’Donnell:
    How Congress should respond next to the growing economic impact of COVID-19, describing relief for small businesses as “deeply flawed”.

  46. 86 marleysperson
    May 22, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Ad people are waking up

  47. May 22, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    I’m so sick of and disgusted by the constant dumbing down of our most urgent national resources and institutions for the sake of a con man clown.

  48. 89 pkayden
    May 22, 2020 at 12:33 pm

  49. May 22, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    “The Misguided Rush to Re-open Universities.”
    imo…we’re not going to achieve herd immunity and we don’t know if it’s even possible. Right now in the U.S. we don’t even have adequate capacity to test, trace and quarantine… so the University context is ideal for spreading
    the virus. Person to person will be a problem until we have a vaccine and/or an effective treatment to
    prevent death.

  50. 91 marleysperson
    May 22, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Did someone say birtherism??

    • 92 Don
      May 22, 2020 at 4:44 pm

      Oh that shit does indeed happen, I once had a department head try to whitesplain to me all the things Trump has done for black people. I said to the department head “You can’t be this stupid” he stormed off mad. I was not worried one bit about getting called to HR or being reprimanded because he came to me wanting a conversation.

  51. 93 jer44
    May 22, 2020 at 12:55 pm

  52. May 22, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    “Well, again, this is a pattern of the Trump Administration.  They’re afraid of the truth.  
    And, any time an Inspector General comes close to the truth, that person loses his or her job.
    As you know, this was well before your time and mine, but this was an initiative following Watergate where there was a need to place, in the agencies of government, an Inspector General to make sure there was no waste,
    fraud and abuse or violation of the law.  And so, when they fired these people,
    when they come close to looking at behavior that might cause them some unease, they fire them.
    And Secretary Pompeo said they should have fired him a long time ago because he wasn’t acting in the manner we wanted him to act.  Well, did that mean turn a blind eye to wrongdoing?  
    What is it that they are afraid of?
    We have to insist upon the truth and, not only the truth, but that our democratic principles are followed. 
    And what they are doing is really, in my view, scandalous and unfortunate, but not surprising part of a pattern.
    And, again, the American people have to realize their interests are protected by these Inspectors General. 
    And, again, I would say that if it were Democratic president or Republican president, doesn’t matter.  
    The truth must prevail.”
    (Speaker Pelosi full interview with Lawrence O’Donnell: https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/52120-1)

  53. 95 jer44
    May 22, 2020 at 1:07 pm

  54. 96 jer44
    May 22, 2020 at 1:14 pm

  55. 98 Dudette
    May 22, 2020 at 2:51 pm

  56. May 22, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Hayes introduces transmission:
    CDC is now saying that surfaces are not the main way virus spreads, though we should continue to be cautious. Examples of high risk transmission are mass gatherings and a small number of ‘super-spreaders’
    who create big numbers of infection cases.
    HAYES: “On average 1 infects 3, but it doesn’t play out that way.”
    JAMIE LLOYD-SMITH and transmissibility: “In fact when you look at the data of how the virus is spreading…most people don’t look average at all”. Most people transmit zero or 1. “Then there are ‘super-spreaders’ doing a disproportionate amount of transmission.”

    • May 22, 2020 at 2:52 pm

      In his SARS research, LLoyd-Smith looked at contact tracing on many pathogens and found the same pattern: A minority of people do most of the transmission, same goes for COVID-19.
      Big crowd + a super-spreader = A “Virus bomb”! (Hayes)
      Lloyd-Smith says it maybe a due to circumstance, how someone’s body works, generating more droplets when they speak, or more virus in their bodies, that makes someone a more efficient transmitter. Plus chance or fluke, which makes it challenging to predict such events.

    • May 22, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      Hayes asks if we can get rid of mass gatherings so that perhaps other parts of life might be closer to normal, some kind of containment.
      “If we can figure out the circumstance that tend to give rise to these events, and then shut those down,
      or at least take measures to make them much less hazardous. So this universal masking which is going on. That’s much more about protecting other people by reducing the amount of virus that you’re putting out if you are infected than it is about protecting yourself. And so we can take measures to either stop these large gatherings, in particular large indoor gatherings where there is poor ventilation, so many people are sharing the same air. If we can reduce those, if we can take measures to reduce how long you spend in those settings, and then make sure people are wearing masks when they are in those settings…
      all of this can have a really disproportionate effect on cutting off that tail, which will drive the average down on how much transmission is happening. If we’re lucky, we can shove that R number below 1,
      and that’s the replacement rate, so we get it down there and the epidemic won’t be growing any more”

  57. May 22, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    • 105 jacquelineoboomer
      May 22, 2020 at 3:26 pm

      So glad you posted that.

  58. May 22, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Friday! we made it…tgif w/love.

  59. 111 tnmtngirl1
    May 22, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    He will overrule the governors if they don’t open all places of worship this weekend, Well, newsflash, Mr. Orange One, our Bishop and our pastor(s) will overrule you.

  60. 112 marleysperson
    May 22, 2020 at 4:13 pm

  61. 113 Dudette
    May 22, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Human Nature (Laura Mvula, Stevie Wonder, and a pretty awesome band with choir at the North Sea Jazz Fest, 2016)

  62. May 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm

  63. 115 Don
    May 22, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Apparently Joe said something that had the wokes and wokettes up in arms this morning. At this point in time I’m tired of it all, can we just please get to November and vote the present occupant of the Whitehouse out of office. Joe will say some shit from time to time that will raise your eyebrows, but if was good enough for Barack then its good enough for me.

    • 116 Don
      May 22, 2020 at 4:48 pm

      I don’t need anyone to explain to me who might or might not be racist, especially some decorated twitter general.

      • 117 Don
        May 22, 2020 at 4:51 pm

        By Memorial Day we might have over 100 thousand died Americans from covid and I’m supposed to blow a gasket all because Joe said something that some people are using as a weapon against him. GTFOH!

  64. May 22, 2020 at 5:09 pm

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  66. 120 jer44
    May 22, 2020 at 5:23 pm

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