Progress Is Always Possible

212 Responses to “Progress Is Always Possible”

  1. 1 pkayden
    June 16, 2020 at 9:13 pm

  2. 3 pkayden
    June 16, 2020 at 9:26 pm

  3. June 16, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    • 6 Don
      June 16, 2020 at 9:48 pm

      I’ll never understand these gun nuts, I mean what’s the appeal of walking down the street with a gun or rifle strapped to your ass? I can’t name one friend in my entire life time that walked around with a gun or rifle. To me it is so un-macho, so fucking cowardly, so goddamn ridiculous. What is the point of doing it other than doing it just because you can? I’ll never be able to crack that code.

      • 8 jacquelineoboomer
        June 16, 2020 at 11:48 pm

        Which is why we hang with you, Don.

      • June 17, 2020 at 9:06 am

        I’ll never ever understand the obsession with guns. I didn’t grow up with guns, I don’t live in a town where people walk around with guns or insist on brandishing them in public spaces, I don’t own a gun and would never live in or visit a home where guns are kept. That’s just me. But this gun fetish is a sickness in this country. A deep and widespread disease.

  4. 10 pkayden
    June 16, 2020 at 9:31 pm

  5. 12 jer44
    June 16, 2020 at 9:47 pm

  6. June 16, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Please forgive the re-post, but I really want this message to spread:

    One Act, more than any other has the potential to begin altering the endless denial of human rights to Black Americans and other POC.

    It’s for WHITE Americans to make a commitment that they will not rest until the franchise is guaranteed and protected for EVERY American.

    Any successful #ThirdReconstruction, and hope for #TruthAndReconciliation to yield tangible, sustainable consequences must be based on a rock solid assurance that EVERY American ‘owns the franchise’ to VOTE.

    So, I’ve decided one way to catalyze the endeavor is to begin with a simple, firm meme – #GoThroughMe.

  7. 21 Don
    June 16, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    He walked the halls of Harvard, if only those walls could talk. As a student he probably had one of the biggest brains on campus, he had to, after all he was the President of the Harvard Law Review, and the guy graduated magna cum laude. An elegant man of high intelligence, I could imagine him having deep intellectual conversations with his law professors. Now with everyone pretty much at home and communicating through zoom or whatever. I love looking at the backgrounds, apparently everyone reads tons of books. But Obama, this guy sits in front of a almost empty white bookcase or something while everyone else wants you to know that they’ve read every book in the world. I must admit, John Heilemann has a beautiful kitchen, really nice from what I’ve seen. Anyway, what must Obama think of the current occupant of the White House that probably has never read a book about anything? Trump probably walks around his bedroom at night in his boxers cursing at Obama, “who the fuck does this guy think he is, fuck Harvard.”

    • June 17, 2020 at 2:08 am

      Hah! Virus45 is probably running around in his cohorts’ knickers, in search of blowhard windmills! And said windmills are: Turn, Turn, Turn. Your damn season has expired.

  8. 23 pkayden
    June 16, 2020 at 10:18 pm

  9. 26 Don
    June 16, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Every day now is like a new opera, only real. Ever since George Floyd was murdered at the hands of the police, American is in a sort of rebirth, an awakening. Everything is being questioned, everything is being laid bare for all to see. America is closer than at any other time in history to going to a place that it has never went, and I love it.

  10. 29 pkayden
    June 16, 2020 at 11:14 pm

  11. 31 globalcitizenlinda
    June 16, 2020 at 11:42 pm

  12. 33 jacquelineoboomer
    June 17, 2020 at 12:54 am

    Goodnight, TODville and all the ships at sea!

  13. June 17, 2020 at 1:51 am

    Uggh! Did a whole post & wordpress chewed it up.

    If you have a moment, send great thoughts &/or prayers for my Mum. 💞 She’s 99 years living & is now in the hospital. One of these days, I’ll post her words regarding women’s rights, health, including teaching women in Southern Sudan how to simply grow food in sandy soil. (The harvest included the best sweet potatoes I’ve ever ate!) 💞💞

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  21. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    June 17, 2020 at 6:41 am

    I try not to judge other people … but, after hearing the guy in this video, I am reminded of that quote (possibly from a film – I forget):

    “They hate us because they think we think they’re stupid. And we hate them because they’re stupid.”

  22. 61 pkayden
    June 17, 2020 at 7:17 am

  23. 63 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Hi Everyone! I’m okay. It’s been a tough couple of days. Trying to keep my spirits up and take care of my folks. Writing this thread helped a bit. So have your very kind thoughts and prayers. 😘

  24. 78 jer44
    June 17, 2020 at 8:54 am

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  27. 81 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 9:19 am


  28. 86 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Morning everyone. Need another reason? They line their pockets with hate money. Enough!

  29. 87 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 9:31 am

  30. June 17, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Our beloved POTUS, leading.

  31. 90 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Correct The Republican Governor doesn’t give a shit anymore. Hundreds and hundreds of doctors have written and begged him to make mask wearing mandatory when outside our homes. He won’t. Free dumb, or something. We are free to die become he long longer cares about keeping the people safe. Those months at home were a damn waste! Keeping us away from our kids and shitting schools and keeping people home and out of work to bend the curve and slow the spread? A FUCKING WASTE! Because we’re moving on from this inconvenient problem now! I swear to god I hate these people with every fiber of my being. They do NOT deserve to make rules for anyone about anything!

  32. 94 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 10:05 am

  33. 97 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 10:22 am

  34. 103 Nerdy Wonka
    June 17, 2020 at 10:23 am

  35. 104 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 10:26 am

    My President enacted criminal justice reforms.

  36. 105 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 10:31 am

  37. 106 Nerdy Wonka
    June 17, 2020 at 10:35 am

  38. 107 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 10:39 am

    On this day…

  39. 108 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Change needs to come

  40. 109 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 10:50 am

    He knows PBO will be very visible soon, campaigning with Joe Biden. He is loved. More loved now because people are beginning to realize all the good he did, where they didn’t know before, or dismissed it. Contrasted with this holy mess, and President Obama is more important and loved than ever. This is why.

  41. 110 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 10:53 am

  42. 111 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Like I said, genocide. It’s the point.

    • June 17, 2020 at 2:39 pm

  43. 114 Nerdy Wonka
    June 17, 2020 at 11:20 am

  44. 115 jacquelineoboomer
    June 17, 2020 at 11:33 am

  45. June 17, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Robert Gates:
    Former Defense Secretary to Presidents Obama and Bush, served 8 presidents, was Director of the CIA,
    His new book: “Exercise of Power, American Failures, Successes, And A New Path Forward In The New Post-Cold War World.”
    The erosion of non-military forms of power:
    Maddow: “You sort of mock yourself in the book for being a ‘glass half-empty’ kind of guy, for being a doom and gloom sayer, but the book as constructive as it is, does take a pretty dark role of America’s situation in the world. You essentially say that for 25 years things have not been going our way, and that there are serious signs of decline in terms of our influence in the world. What do you think are the most important ones?”.

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  47. 122 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 11:41 am

  48. 125 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Vote to save your life.

  49. 126 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 11:47 am

    No worries! It’s just like the flu

  50. 127 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 11:54 am

  51. 135 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 12:05 pm

  52. 136 Don
    June 17, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    I do not envy Tim Scott’s position, but now he has no choice but to ride it out. Sometimes I wonder what is more mentally damaging for an African American, is it the effects of PTSD bought on by living in a highly charged racist environment, or is it to have to convince yourself mentally that racism does not exist to the extent that those all around you say it does. You know, when you are lying in bed at three o’clock in the morning, there is literally no place to hide. Your true thoughts will come to the surface and there is not a damn thing you can do about it. Sometimes I wonder about the psyche of men like Senator Time Scott and Justice Clarence Thomas, are they so wedded to the idea that racism is not a hindrance, and is nothing more than a petty annoyance that can be brushed away like one would brush away a piece of lint? Day in and day out both Scott and Thomas sit amongst men that consider them at best a necessary annoyance, they must know this, they are not fools. Some reckonings are survivable, some aren’t.

  53. June 17, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    • June 17, 2020 at 12:43 pm

      To our Jill and Joe Biden,
      Happy Anniversary to the future first family!!
      Climate action, covid action, living wage, we want to breathe again. Under your leadership, may the Black community and the nation’s poor breathe for the first time.

    • 142 marleysperson
      June 17, 2020 at 4:06 pm

      Happy Anniversary!!❤️❤️❤️ Love wins

  54. 143 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 12:16 pm

  55. 145 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 12:17 pm

  56. 146 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 12:19 pm

  57. 147 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 12:25 pm

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  59. 149 Don
    June 17, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    What if maybe they wanted a second covid wave all along? What if the second wave was a way to usher in a new round of loans for businesses, they have already said that they aren’t going to open the books and tell us which businesses got how much.

    • 150 marleysperson
      June 17, 2020 at 12:43 pm

      You and I are in the same page. This is what genocide and raiding the Treasury for personal benefit looks like. There is no other explanation

  60. 151 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Some good news!

  61. 165 Don
    June 17, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Every President in the history of America, Democrat or Republican, has tried to make it possible that the following President is of the same political party. Not Trump, Trump does not give a damn who follows him as President.

    • June 17, 2020 at 12:51 pm

      Trump is not the brightest bulb so we can see his fans, cash, stay out of jail, get re-elected, priorities.
      But I do believe his steps are being laid out, and have been laid out, by Putin et al.

  62. 167 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    • 168 Don
      June 17, 2020 at 12:44 pm

      That’s the airport we used to fly into when we would go to Disney World. But no, we don’t go to Disney World anymore because now my son is too cool for Disney World, man I miss Disney World.

  63. 169 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Now this is funny.

  64. 171 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    • 172 marleysperson
      June 17, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      And as someone’s comment said, it comes back to trump in the form of campaign donations. Get the fucking $$$ out of politics!!!!

  65. 173 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 12:50 pm

  66. 174 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Bottom line

  67. 175 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 1:14 pm

  68. 176 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Turtle whacking 🐢

  69. 178 pkayden
    June 17, 2020 at 1:31 pm

  70. June 17, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    The United States, long the envy of the world, now fumbles while others move ahead. A president who promised to put “America First” instead put us at the back of the line.

  71. 180 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 1:51 pm

  72. 181 jer44
    June 17, 2020 at 1:53 pm

  73. 184 jer44
    June 17, 2020 at 2:06 pm

  74. 185 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    We can’t do anything for the good of Americans, but boy howdy, we can put LOTS of unqualified judges on the court!!!

  75. 186 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 2:21 pm

  76. 187 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Well that’s something.

  77. 188 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODville Community.

    • June 17, 2020 at 3:35 pm

  78. 190 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 2:35 pm

  79. June 17, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    President Obama’s 8cantwait:
    “A call for mayors, city councils, and police oversight bodies to address police use of force policies.”
    “Mayors and other City Council officials are uniquely positioned to introduce common-sense limits on police use of force. That’s why the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is calling on mayors to commit to the following actions:
    1. REVIEW your police use of force policies.
    2. ENGAGE your communities by including a diverse range of input, experiences, and stories in your review.
    3. REPORT the findings of your review to your community and seek feedback.
    4. REFORM your community’s police use of force policies.”

    • June 17, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      June 3, 2020.
      Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms:
      “Atlanta accepts the challenge @BarackObama. I will issue an Executive Order establishing a Commission of stakeholders and organizers to examine our use of force policies and call upon them to make recommendations accordingly. Thank you for your leadership.”

  80. 193 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Hey, if it works… great!

    • June 17, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      Dudette, the interface with animals…makes sense. Chinese ‘wet markets’ may be at the root
      of the covid outbreak.
      “Somewhat akin to farmer’s markets and found around the world, wet markets are typically large collections of open-air stalls selling fresh seafood, meat, fruits, and vegetables. Some wet markets sell and slaughter live animals on site, including chickens, fish, and shellfish. In China, they’re a staple of daily life for many.
      More rarely, wet markets also sell wild animals and their meat. The Huanan market, for example, had a wild animal section where live and slaughtered species were for sale: snakes, beavers, porcupines, and baby crocodiles, among other animals.
      Why “wet” markets? One explanation has to do with the liquid in these places: live fish splashing in tubs of water, melting ice keeping meat cold, the blood and innards of slaughtered animals. Another is simply that they deal in perishable goods (thus wet) instead of dry, durable goods.”
      (National Geographic)
      –To be fair, I think China has tried to end the slaughter of animals, often exotic, at these markets.

  81. 196 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 3:14 pm

  82. 197 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 3:16 pm

  83. 198 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 3:17 pm

  84. 199 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 3:17 pm

  85. 200 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 3:18 pm

  86. 201 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    • June 17, 2020 at 3:29 pm

      VP Biden:
      “This administration is engaging in self-congratulations. It may be good enough for Donald Trump. But it will never ever be acceptable if I’m your president. Research has shown that tens of thousands of Americans have died NEEDLESSLY because Donald Trump was slow to respond to the crisis. And then when he did, he bungled the response.”

  87. 203 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 3:26 pm

  88. 204 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 3:28 pm

  89. 205 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 3:33 pm

  90. 206 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 3:35 pm

  91. 207 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 3:37 pm

  92. 208 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 3:38 pm

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  95. 212 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Charges brought

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