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  1. 1 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    This thread is so important. Everyone needs to understand this this deeply. Please share widely

    • 2 marleysperson
      June 27, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      By deeply, I mean with every fiber of your being

    • 3 Dudette
      June 27, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      Re-tweeted the entire thread!

    • June 27, 2020 at 3:48 pm

      YES IT IS…i wonder how many folks are just so nonchalant about about what is happening in this country….i was just in a discussion with a neighbor about masks, etc…she said to me that these covid-19 restrictions should be up to the individual to obey…i told her that if it ONLY affected her….than i suppose she could…but of course it does not affect just her but that it affects all us in this community and beyond…

      but i do believe that if the majority of folks dying from the virus were white…i think she would feel differently…

      I believe that Trump’s supporters go along with Trump regardless of what he does because he promises to Keep America White…

      that racism/white supremacy/white nationalism is strong with these folks

  2. 5 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 12:17 pm

  3. June 27, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    “18 U.S. Code § 2381. Treason”
    “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”

  4. 11 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    There is a god

  5. 12 jer44
    June 27, 2020 at 12:21 pm

  6. 14 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 12:22 pm

  7. 15 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 12:28 pm

  8. 16 jer44
    June 27, 2020 at 12:31 pm

  9. 17 jer44
    June 27, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    • June 27, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      Why aren’t there legal minimum requirements for such an important job?
      Same with the presidency.

      • June 27, 2020 at 1:30 pm


        In the past, there was a procedure and a minimum standard that was adhered to but not required because those who were in position to appoint and confirm judges did not overtly abuse the trust given them.

        tRump-McConnell-Barr have revealed the weaknesses in this trust, going further by removing all levels of oversight that might have controlled some of their abuse.

  10. 21 jer44
    June 27, 2020 at 12:43 pm

  11. June 27, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    “Trump Knew Putin Put A Bounty On US Troops And Did Nothing”
    “The intelligence finding was briefed to President Trump,
    and the White House’s National Security Council discussed the problem
    at an interagency meeting in late March,
    the officials said.”
    …Cannot go on pretending he is C-I-C for our troops.
    …Cannot let his failed party distract.

  12. June 27, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    • June 27, 2020 at 2:09 pm

  13. June 27, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Trump crimes are so deep, relentless and so wide, taking more and more and more American lives every day.
    The idea is we are gobsmacked/exhausted and unable to respond. Career officials who have resigned please come out, help us, and say what you know. With Trump it is always the tip of the iceberg and this is not business as usual.

  14. 27 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 2:27 pm

  15. 28 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 2:27 pm

  16. 29 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 2:27 pm

  17. 30 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 2:28 pm

  18. 31 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Both American Airlines and United. 🤬

  19. June 27, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Time for an intervention by Senators Romney, Murkowski, Alexander, and a few more who profess to care about our troops and the rule of law to tell tRump he MUST resign NOW

  20. 34 jer44
    June 27, 2020 at 2:47 pm

  21. 35 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Mrs. Obama’s alma mater

    • June 27, 2020 at 7:49 pm

      Way more than ‘symbolic’!

      Among the many pertinent insights into how white Americans destroyed the ‘First Reconstruction’ and suppressed any attempt at ‘Reconstruction,’ Woodrow Wilson played a major role as documented in Yale Prof David Blight’s “Race & Reunion.”

  22. 37 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 2:50 pm

  23. 38 jer44
    June 27, 2020 at 2:52 pm

  24. 39 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    A long thread worth a read.

  25. June 27, 2020 at 3:05 pm


    While the bill that would have barred election officials from mailing absentee ballot applications to Georgia voters failed to pass, SOS Raffensperger had already announced that he didn’t plan to repeat his mass mailing of absentee ballot request forms, saying that it was too expensive and difficult to administer to try again before the presidential election in November.

    The proposal sputtered amid opposition to a limiting voting access after record numbers of Georgians cast absentee ballots in the state’s primary election. Over half of all primary voters, 1.1 million, voted absentee.

    The legislation, Senate Bill 463, never received another vote after it passed the House Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday.“Mailing ballot requests was a step taken to protect voters during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is far from over across Georgia and led to historic voter turnout in spite of COVID-19,” wrote 51 small business owners in a letter opposing the bill. “Removing that ability ignores the rural Georgia counties currently seeing increases in COVID-19 cases, and it bans local election officials and the secretary of state from taking that step to protect voters’ health in the future.

  26. 41 jer44
    June 27, 2020 at 3:08 pm

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  28. June 27, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    • 45 jacquelineoboomer
      June 27, 2020 at 3:15 pm

      This needs to be addressed – and I’m serious – the first week of the Biden administration (not to jinx that last part by taking it for granted).

      • June 27, 2020 at 3:24 pm

        I am so sick at heart about this. I hope VP Biden will act as you suggest. It is crushing to think about the horror and it needs to be acknowledged as such and action taken to pronounce the obscenity of it.

        • 47 jacquelineoboomer
          June 27, 2020 at 6:50 pm

          I’m with you. Every now and then, those babies come into my head … sometimes late in the evening before I go to bed. It’s right up there on the list of some of the worst things we’ve done as a country. The fact a pandemic had to “free” them is appalling. Hugs to you and I hope we address this immediately upon taking back the keys to the WH.

    • 50 ggail44
      June 27, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      Never Again. Amen 🙏🏿

  29. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    June 27, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    • 52 Betsy
      June 28, 2020 at 1:32 am

      We, in California, were doing really well until the Huntington Beach KKK groups started screaming and, unfortunately, leadership gave in and now our numbers, especially in LA Country are accelerating at an alarming rate.

  30. 54 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Another thread worth reading

  31. 55 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 3:14 pm


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  33. 58 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Apologies to the men that aren’t total assholes. You know the ones she’s talking about

  34. 59 jer44
    June 27, 2020 at 4:19 pm

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  36. 63 nena20409
    June 27, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODville Community.


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  38. 67 nena20409
    June 27, 2020 at 5:10 pm

  39. June 27, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    • 69 pkayden
      June 28, 2020 at 7:52 am

      I wonder why they’re doing this now? This should have happened long ago. Oh well. Better late than never, I guess.

  40. 70 nena20409
    June 27, 2020 at 5:22 pm

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  42. 74 nena20409
    June 27, 2020 at 5:43 pm

  43. 78 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Coronavirus Risks

  44. 79 nena20409
    June 27, 2020 at 5:46 pm

  45. 80 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Share this widely. Do not stop until the entire world knows the coward and treasonous bastard. Thread

  46. 81 nena20409
    June 27, 2020 at 6:02 pm

  47. 82 nena20409
    June 27, 2020 at 6:13 pm

  48. June 27, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    • 86 Don
      June 27, 2020 at 6:27 pm

      You would think that the Kentucky voter that votes for Trump would know better at this point. But I guess their desire to see Trump screw those “other” people is greater than their desire to vote for someone that will actually give a damn about their well-being.

  49. 87 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    O M G!

  50. 89 nena20409
    June 27, 2020 at 6:25 pm

  51. 90 nena20409
    June 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm

  52. 91 nena20409
    June 27, 2020 at 6:34 pm

  53. 93 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Oh FFS!!!

  54. 100 Don
    June 27, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Who knew that the majority of Black cartoon characters were voiced by White people? And now there’s a push underway to have those Black characters voiced by actual Black people. The mind reels at all the ways Black people can be excluded from even the most mundane things. Just the absurdity of being a Director of a cartoon that has a Black character and you say to yourself, “who can I pick to be the voice of a Black character?” “I know, I’ll pick someone White.” Then you go about your business thinking that you’ve cleared a hurdle. Oblivious to the fact that you’ve just disregarded an entire group of voice actors. It is these types of microaggressions and slights that has bought us to the doorstep of our current climate. From the moment a Black person leaves the house, all bets are off. On Father’s Day last Sunday my wife and son took me up to bestbuy to get a gift. They had the gift all planned out, I was excited at the thought. So we get to bestbuy and they headed straight to the car electronic department. You want to know what they picked out for me, they picked out a Dashcam. A camera that hooks up to your rearview mirror that can record the front and back and interior of your car just in case you’re in an accident. But really, it wasn’t for an accident, it was for that other thing. And no, I refused to let them pay for it, I refuse to have my wife and son worry every goddamn time I leave the fucking house. So they got me a fitbit instead.

    • June 27, 2020 at 7:09 pm

      Oh, wow. So many things here to unpack.

      And, after all, I hope you got the gift you wanted and deserved, not necessarily that other thing.

    • 102 marleysperson
      June 27, 2020 at 7:16 pm

      😥😥😥😥 There are no words to say. There just aren’t. We have stolen lives away and we don’t get a pass because we all said sorry. I’m crying now. This shit has to stop. You are a good man. You take good care of your family and you are raising an amazing son. Despite all the shit that gets thrown in your way. My heart aches for you and you family and the millions upon millions of other families that deal with this ugly racist bullshit every day. Every. Single. Solidarity. Day. I’m sorry. I’m so so sorry. No one deserves this. What kind of fucking present is that? Your family loves you and just wants safety and backup in case everything falls apart. Like it always falls apart. My family doesn’t have to think about that, but you do. We’re a mess. 400 years. We’re still here it just looks different is all. You’re a good man, Don. With an amazing family. Maybe your next birthday things will be better. Maybe we’ll have moved the needle more. Changed some hearts and minds. I have hope. Sorry, just got to me is all. We gotta do better. Bend the arc of justice and don’t stop until we really have equal justice under the law.

    • June 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm

      Don I am a total fan. Keep telling it please so that everything comes to light.

    • 106 Dudette
      June 27, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      Aw, they love you and thought that would help keep you safe. Anyway Fitbits are nice too, except for that whole data privacy thing. Anyway, enjoy! 😊

  55. June 27, 2020 at 7:02 pm

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  57. June 27, 2020 at 7:15 pm

  58. June 27, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    “ACA Listening Session with Senator Maggie Hassan and Jill Biden”.
    Dr. Jill Biden:
    “If there’s one thing that we’ve seen in this crisis, it’s that schools are not just places where our children learn,
    but they are safe spaces where students find counsel and purpose and friendship. And they give parents the ability to focus on their careers and support their families, knowing that their children are safe. And yet this crisis has shown the deep inequities in our system, especially for children of color. While all students struggle to adjust to remote learning, you know, children of color are more likely to lack the technology they need to succeed. These education obstacles reflect the broader injustice the black community faces, along with higher rates of unemployment, poorer health outcomes, and of course, unequal treatment by our criminal justice system. Racism institutionalized,” said Jill Biden before hearing from members of the community.
    Safety, opportunity, and education should not be dependent on your race or your zip code. And that’s why it’s so important that, you know, we get this right, we get this reopening of our schools right. A generation of students, families and educators are counting on all of us to prevent the spread of this virus and empower them to grow and invest in their future. Our future. And Joe understands that.”

  59. June 27, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    I am always going to fight for the rights and the dignity of all those who feed us.

  60. 114 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm

  61. 115 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Quite the quote

    • June 27, 2020 at 7:42 pm

      Just a few posts above the press secretary lies and says Trump and Pence were not briefed on it.
      When actually they were briefed in March. Enough killing by these two. Done.

  62. 117 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Quite the quote

    • June 27, 2020 at 7:36 pm

      Yeh so “deliberate” his backside right now!!
      No driveling. No excuses. Guilty. 20 of our troops were killed in Afghanistan in 2019.
      Twenty families lost their precious loved ones thanks to Trump et al.

  63. 120 jacquelineoboomer
    June 27, 2020 at 7:28 pm

  64. 122 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 7:40 pm

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  68. 126 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 8:17 pm

  69. June 27, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    “Russia Paid Bounties To Kill US Troops”
    “Maddow reviews the details of a New York Times report that U.S. intelligence told Donald Trump in March
    that Russia was paying bounties to Taliban fighters to kill coalition troops, including U.S. troops. Trump has yet to respond and instead has advocated for Russia’s return to the G8.”

  70. June 27, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    If nothing is done about this….and the usual media covers it up…

  71. June 27, 2020 at 8:32 pm

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    • June 27, 2020 at 9:11 pm

      And?? President Obama also had a wonderful family he loved! He made sure to spend time with them and nurture them.

      I KNOW, OMG the young trump son is off limits! DON’T EVEN SAY HIS NAME!!! I feel sorry for that poor kid. As privileged as a little white prince as we believe he is, he’s still a kid and a human being. What a insane situation with a father that is a malignant narcissist and illegitimacy occupies the office of the presidency. His mother, well charitably I’ll just say she’s bizarre. The A-hole “father” has gone to many high-profile sporting events and NEVER TAKES HIS YOUNG SON. NOPE, NOT ONCE. He always just shows up with the entourage of thugs.

      OK, I’ll stop. I know, this is the least of our problems tight now. But the “First Family” is an insane Horror Story now.

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  75. June 27, 2020 at 8:52 pm

  76. 138 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 9:21 pm

  77. 141 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 9:24 pm

  78. 142 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 9:27 pm

  79. 144 jer44
    June 27, 2020 at 9:33 pm

  80. 145 Dudette
    June 27, 2020 at 9:44 pm

  81. 146 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 10:00 pm

  82. 148 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    • 149 marleysperson
      June 27, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    • June 28, 2020 at 8:52 am

      WE need Biden on the ballot to help down ballot races

  83. 151 jacquelineoboomer
    June 27, 2020 at 10:19 pm

  84. 152 pkayden
    June 27, 2020 at 10:35 pm

  85. June 27, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    In case you have a moment, check out this documentary on Netflix: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke.

  86. 158 marleysperson
    June 27, 2020 at 11:07 pm

  87. 160 marleysperson
    June 28, 2020 at 3:54 am

    Some good news for a change

  88. 162 marleysperson
    June 28, 2020 at 3:54 am

    Some good news for a change

  89. June 28, 2020 at 4:43 am

  90. 165 marleysperson
    June 28, 2020 at 6:17 am

    Thread. Because again I can’t sleep

  91. 166 marleysperson
    June 28, 2020 at 6:23 am

  92. 167 marleysperson
    June 28, 2020 at 7:29 am

  93. June 28, 2020 at 7:37 am

    • June 28, 2020 at 8:04 am

      This tRump/Putin bounty incident should be front and center on ALL media from now until we get these traitors (Pence too and most likely Pompeo) out of the WH and beyond. They are in a Catch-22. Either they knew about the bounty and did nothing– may have gone as far as supported it. Or they were not told about it, which is telling about them in their roles as CIC and 2nd that their National Security team did not want to tell them, and also makes one question the National Security team if they did not report this.

      Personally, I think they knew and decided to take the child’s way out… close their eyes, stop up their ears and pretend that it’s not there or that it will magically go away [or hope the pandemic and the protests would keep us distracted such that this would stay under the radar and not come to light].

  94. 170 marleysperson
    June 28, 2020 at 7:42 am

    No answer is a good answer you fucking treasonous POS!!!

  95. 171 marleysperson
    June 28, 2020 at 7:53 am

    He was a pig, too! Offensive is an understatement

  96. 173 marleysperson
    June 28, 2020 at 7:55 am

    • June 28, 2020 at 9:16 am

      It went beyond him knowing. The National Security team also put together options that tRump could use to respond, including sanctions, which he ALSO ignored. His response was to invite Putin to US and push for Russia to rejoin the G7.

  97. 175 marleysperson
    June 28, 2020 at 7:56 am

  98. 176 marleysperson
    June 28, 2020 at 7:58 am

  99. 177 marleysperson
    June 28, 2020 at 8:02 am

  100. 179 Dudette
    June 28, 2020 at 9:00 am

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