Pitch In: Every Voice Must Be Heard

142 Responses to “Pitch In: Every Voice Must Be Heard”

  1. 1 marleysperson
    June 25, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Morning everyone. Another great one. VOTE!

  2. 2 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

    YAAAAAAS to Black doctors, Black nurses, and Black health care professionals.

    • 3 lmcae72
      June 25, 2020 at 10:30 am

      Black female ER doctor saved the life of a family friend. White doctors sent her home saying there was nothing seriously wrong. When she showed up again, the Black doctor realized the problem was her heart (heart problems in women often present differently than men) and saved her life.
      Last year my sister had a rare condition, TTP. The specialist had the right therapy but not how they were scheduling the treatment. A Black nurse/technician found a way to make a suggestion that they followed and my sister’s treatment became more effective. I do however, have to give a shout out to the male nurses, white and Black, who were outstanding in caring for my sister during a long and difficult hospitalization. All of them loved the work and it showed in their care.

    • June 25, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      This post by India is beautiful, thank you.
      Watching out for young Black physician Dr. Cameron Webb, who also has a law degree. He won a four-way race for a congressional seat in VA yesterday by two-thirds of the vote! Worked in President Obama’s WH as a health care advisor.

  3. 7 marleysperson
    June 25, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Important thread

  4. 8 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2020 at 10:13 am

  5. 9 marleysperson
    June 25, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Eyes open!!

  6. 10 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2020 at 10:16 am

  7. June 25, 2020 at 10:21 am

    A better expression of remorse and asking forgiveness than many humans are able to show.

  8. 14 marleysperson
    June 25, 2020 at 10:23 am


  9. 15 marleysperson
    June 25, 2020 at 10:27 am

  10. 16 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2020 at 10:28 am

  11. 17 marleysperson
    June 25, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Wear a mask! No excuses.

  12. June 25, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Breonna Taylor’s murder by police officers was 3 months ago.
    At last, finally, yesterday Louisville Chief of Police dismissed one of the three officers who fired on Breonna Taylor in her apartment and killed her. Breonna’s family lawyer, speaks to Hayes.
    Lonita Baker:
    “It’s a start. It’s definitely not sufficient. We want all of the officers terminated. As well as we want all of the officers charged and prosecuted, for the murder of Breonna Taylor. So it is a start, but definitely not justice for Breonna.”

    • June 25, 2020 at 10:38 am

      Hayes: “I wonder if the authorities in question, the local District Attorney, the police commissioner and others are in contact with you or the family, that they are explaining why it has been over a hundred days with no action taken?”
      Lonita Baker:
      “Unfortunately, the officers, the local metro police department, the attorney general known as the commonwealth attorney for local recused himself, so the state attorney general is in charge of the prosecution. No one has really reached out to Breonna’s family to let them know, you know where they are in the process, or why it’s taken so long. In terms of the FBI investigation, we do know that they just got the investigation, so they have been in contact with the family. But aside from the FBI, there’s not really been any entity that has been in contact with the family.”

    • June 25, 2020 at 10:40 am

      Hayes: “What’s striking to me in the termination letter that was issued today is that they describe “the ten rounds you fired were into a patio door and window, which were covered with material, that completely prevented you from verifying any person as an immediate threat. Some of the rounds you fired actually traveled into the apartment next to Ms. Taylor’s.” I mean those facts were presumably known before a hundred plus days. It does seem odd that it has taken this long just to get to this point with those facts at the center.”
      Lonita Baker:
      “They definitely have known since the beginning, that rounds were fired blindly into the apartment.
      We said since day one, because of our own internal investigation at the attorneys for the family, that bullets went into the neighboring apartment as well as to the apartment upstairs. In that neighboring apartment, a year-old slept along with his pregnant mother. And so we’ve always said that not only was Breonna murdered, but there were multiple neighbors that were put in danger by reckless actions by the local metro police officers, Brett Hankison, Myles Cosgrove, and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, on the night that Breonna was murdered.”

    • June 25, 2020 at 10:42 am

      Hayes: “There has also been a chain of misinformation, and what appear to be attempted cover-ups by the police department since that evening. This is the incident report which was just released a few weeks ago which is nearly blank, from the night of Breonna Taylor’s death. And the first page says there’s no forced entry, and there were no injuries. Do you have any more trust that you’re dealing with a more forthcoming organization right now, than the entity that sent those three officers into Breonna Taylor’s apartment that night?”
      Lonita Baker:
      “We definitely do not have trust in local metro police department as it relates to the investigation of Breonna Taylor at this time. That police report gives us pause for concern, as well as the search warrant which we now learned last month contains lies. So it’s been our position that there’s been a cover up. Had this not become public information or public concern that the nation is paying attention, we don’t think anything would have been done to hold anyone accountable for Breonna’s murder. So we appreciate the public support. We do think that it’s on the city to actually look at what’s happening. We are encouraged that there are outside investigations through the FBI, but we do not have faith in the local metro police department to investigate itself.”

  13. 22 nena20409
    June 25, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Good Morning, TODville Community.

  14. June 25, 2020 at 11:35 am

    “We are headed towards a precipice and it may be too late.”
    After Governor Abbott’s rash TX re-opening, Houston may be on track to be the worst outbreak in the country, even worse than New York: Judge Lina Hidalgo, Chief Executive, top elected official, Harris County, speaks with Rachel Maddow about the unprecedented COVID-19 surge, saying the curve “will not flatten on its own”.
    She says severe collective action is needed by the community, that we must have concern for human life.

  15. 25 jer44
    June 25, 2020 at 11:37 am

  16. 27 nena20409
    June 25, 2020 at 11:41 am

    • 28 nena20409
      June 25, 2020 at 11:47 am

  17. June 25, 2020 at 11:44 am

    “Trump Is Struggling to Run Against a White Guy”
    “The president is having a difficult time deploying his traditional culture-war playbook against Biden.”

  18. 30 jer44
    June 25, 2020 at 11:47 am

  19. 31 jer44
    June 25, 2020 at 11:55 am


  20. June 25, 2020 at 12:10 pm

  21. 35 pkayden
    June 25, 2020 at 12:27 pm

  22. June 25, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Congressman Jamie Raskin, House Judiciary Committee:
    O’Donnell asks if he’s surprised that Barr (says) he’ll testify 5 weeks from now.
    “Well he’s agreed several times before, and he’s always found a reason to back out. So I think most of the members of the committee feel we’ll believe it when we see it. I mean it’s scandalous that he won’t appear. One of the things that Donald Ayer pointed out so well, was that this administration has been openly defying the appropriations power of Congress. We appropriate money for certain purposes, and they steal the money to build the president’s infantile, mediaeval wall at the border instead. They have defied dozens and dozens of subpoenas that we have issued, demands for information, requests for interviews, and so on. They just categorically reject the demands of Congress, which is the lawmaking power in Article One of the Constitution. So it was very powerful when Donald Ayer said today that Donald Trump is the biggest threat to the rule of law in the country. Which is resonant with Donald Trump’s niece who is saying he is the dangerous man on Earth.”

    • June 25, 2020 at 12:39 pm

      “But the rule of law was a way to control people who get state power.
      And that’s what they’re in the process of trying to demolish.”
      “But we should really reflect about what the ‘rule of law’ means:
      In the hands of the right wing judges like Justice Scalia, the rule of law is just a law of rules. It’s just what’s in the statute books. But the American revolutionaries and the French revolutionaries in the Enlightenment thought the rule of law was a system of legal controls against people who have power. They understood that the ‘rabble’ below would always be subject to the baton in the ribs, and the equivalent of the rubber bullets and the tear gas. And so on. But the rule of law was a way to control people who get state power. And that’s what they’re in the process of trying to demolish. By taking over every governmental entity and stuffing it with their authoritarian puppets. And then wiping out the civil rights and civil liberties of the people. So we’ve got a few months left to try to defend democracy at every turn on a daily basis. And we will continue to see these chaotic circus shows by people like Louis Gohmert, who believe it or not was a judge in Texas. Which gives you a sense of what justice has become in a lot of the parts of the country. But they’re going to continue to scrawl graffiti on legal documents, and throw tomatoes, and try to make as much chaos as possible. Why? To distract America from the world historical failure of this administration to deliver any kind of public safety or security to the American people in this pandemic, which has cost more than 120,000 lives of our people.”

    • 39 pkayden
      June 25, 2020 at 11:49 pm

      Why five weeks from now? He should testify ASAP.

  23. 41 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2020 at 12:49 pm

  24. June 25, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    We must remember……..

  25. June 25, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    We know Barr doesn’t like to be subpoenaed or impeached. So when he heard he might get a subpoena via Chairman Nadler, he offered to testify in about, oh you know, five weeks. We’ve seen this movie before.
    Maybe he’ll appear before Congress and maybe he won’t. And we’ve seen what he does when he does show up.
    So why not go ahead and issue the dam subpoena right away. Now before he doesn’t show up? If he does, great.
    Does Congress have some reason to fear his b-s? Barr is up against the wall come January.

  26. June 25, 2020 at 1:20 pm


  27. June 25, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    “DOJ Ethics Office Says Bill Barr Can Investigate Political Enemies Under False Pretext”
    “The Justice Department’s internal ethics watchdog has concluded that there is nothing wrong with the attorney general launching entirely “pretextual” investigations….green light from the DOJ’s internal ethics watchdog to launch investigations that have no legitimate law enforcement objectives.”
    –How do we forget that Barr has got himself the power to declassify intelligence documents, is another dangerous liar on Doom’s behalf, has asked foreign officials to look into the the CIA, FBI, etc, etc.
    Time’s a’wasting. Stop that unmasked man!

  28. 49 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    • June 25, 2020 at 2:01 pm

      This beautiful young man is gone and somehow his Mom carries on. Losing my son like this would….
      We will end the ‘police’ and its pretense of law and order. We’re done with all that.

  29. 51 marleysperson
    June 25, 2020 at 1:53 pm

  30. 52 marleysperson
    June 25, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Is that what we’re calling it now? A garage pull?

  31. 58 jer44
    June 25, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    NOW: Joe Biden on Affordable Care Act in Lancaster, PA – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-09

  32. 59 marleysperson
    June 25, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    What we can be again.

    • June 25, 2020 at 9:57 pm

      • 61 Obama Grandmama
        June 26, 2020 at 11:39 am

        Thanks for posting this. I graduated from Portland State University in 1968. This took me back to those park blocks behind the buildings and to the present day racial situation all at once. I love music and art and think it can bring us together.

  33. 62 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    This country!!!

  34. 63 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2020 at 2:30 pm

  35. 64 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2020 at 2:35 pm

  36. 66 marleysperson
    June 25, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Oh boy. Probably hear more whining than usual

  37. June 25, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    The final 75 sec is gut wrenching ….

  38. 71 ggail44
    June 25, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Hey VC please check your gmail inbox😘

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  42. 76 pkayden
    June 25, 2020 at 4:18 pm

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  47. June 25, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    “This is what it looks like when a President gives up …. ”

    And ….

    bbl … stay safe …..

  48. June 25, 2020 at 5:11 pm

  49. 84 jer44
    June 25, 2020 at 6:06 pm

  50. 85 jer44
    June 25, 2020 at 6:16 pm

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  52. 87 nena20409
    June 25, 2020 at 7:29 pm

  53. 88 Hillary Darton
    June 25, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Remembering ( 8-29-58 to 6-25-09 )the King of Pop Michael Jackson today. Listening too and watching some of my favorite MJ songs and videos.

    • 89 Hillary Darton
      June 25, 2020 at 7:49 pm

      Bad knees won’t let me try the moonwalk. But my feet been moving and fingers snapping to the his music.

  54. 90 pkayden
    June 25, 2020 at 8:41 pm

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  57. 97 jer44
    June 25, 2020 at 9:21 pm

  58. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2020 at 9:56 pm

  59. June 25, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    you have to wonder if Barr ended the Mueller report prematurely

  60. 101 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    So I’m home from Virginia. I rode back with my cousin. My aunt’s funeral was sweet, funny and full of love, just like she was. Thanks again for your prayers and kind words.

    Every one wore a mask during the service and practiced social distancing forethemostpart. A few knuckleheads didn’t wear them outside at the gravesite,but that was a smaller crowd and they were easy enough to avoid. I just hope everyone who stayed an extra day or two for more fellowship and visiting (including my parents and siblings) continue to stay safe. Sigh!

  61. 108 nena20409
    June 25, 2020 at 10:43 pm

  62. 109 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 10:53 pm

  63. 110 pkayden
    June 25, 2020 at 10:56 pm

  64. 112 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:12 pm

  65. 113 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Assholes for sure

  66. 114 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:15 pm

  67. 115 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:16 pm

  68. 116 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:18 pm

  69. 117 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    The Senator from Georgia

  70. 120 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:21 pm

  71. 121 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:21 pm

  72. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2020 at 11:34 pm

  73. 123 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:41 pm

  74. 124 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    • June 26, 2020 at 8:33 am

      tRump doesn’t even use the tired Republican excuse that the country can’t afford it (used for any safety net programs). He is very open that he just doesn’t want to do it (because he doesn’t care) as he proceeds to use same funds to generate profits for himself and his businesses.

  75. 126 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:46 pm

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    June 25, 2020 at 11:47 pm


  77. 128 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:47 pm

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    June 25, 2020 at 11:48 pm

  79. 130 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:50 pm

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  81. 132 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:51 pm

  82. 135 Dudette
    June 25, 2020 at 11:52 pm


  83. 137 jacquelineoboomer
    June 26, 2020 at 12:45 am

  84. June 26, 2020 at 2:11 am

    Goodnight TOD.

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