Happy Birthday, Malala

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  1. 1 marleysperson
    July 12, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Morning everyone. Happy Birthday, Malala!❤️🎈

  2. July 12, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Malala and Malia – two bright shining young women with July birthdays.

  3. 4 jer44
    July 12, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Man who walked from Alabama to Minneapolis in honor of George Floyd addresses media – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-1

  4. 5 jer44
    July 12, 2020 at 11:18 am

  5. July 12, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Thank you Nerdy for celebrating Malala!

  6. July 12, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    The ROT with these people is DEEP.

  7. July 12, 2020 at 12:48 pm

  8. 10 pkayden
    July 12, 2020 at 1:05 pm

  9. 11 pkayden
    July 12, 2020 at 1:21 pm

  10. 13 jer44
    July 12, 2020 at 1:52 pm

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  12. 15 jer44
    July 12, 2020 at 2:02 pm

  13. 17 jer44
    July 12, 2020 at 2:13 pm

  14. 18 jer44
    July 12, 2020 at 2:22 pm

  15. 19 pkayden
    July 12, 2020 at 2:36 pm

  16. July 12, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Julián Castro has just lost his step-mother to COVID-19. Not only that, his father has the virus.
    Hayes: “Your brother tweeted about your step-mother’s passing away due to COVID-19. And I just want to offer my condolences. It must be very difficult. And ask if you wanted to offer a remembrance of who she was.”
    “Yes thank you very much Chris for that. We lost our step-mother Alice.
    My father and step-mother Alice were married for 31 years. She was a wonderful woman, always very warm and loving. A wonderful mother, a wonderful wife. Words can’t express the sorrow that you feel especially under the circumstances. Because she passed away from COVID-19 by herself. Alone without my father. Without her family. Right now my father himself has COVID-19 and so he’s not able to be around other people as he grieves the loss of his wife, and as we grieve for him. And so just basically, we get a very personal look at the tragedy of this disease and my heart goes out to her children and the rest of her family. And also to all of those families who have lost loved ones by this illness. Take it seriously. This is something that people should take very, very seriously.”

    • July 12, 2020 at 4:10 pm

      Heading for cataclysm/disaster on housing and rental in America…
      Hayes: “We’re looking at 20 million to 28 million people in this moment between now and September facing eviction, two to three times as many people who lost their homes during the entire 2008 financial crisis could lose their homes over just the next two months. And again, it sounds partisan to say it but here is the fact: There is just one party calling for extended relief to try and fix this right now, the Democratic Party which has an agenda around this, and increasingly a unified agenda around another rescue package.
      One of the loudest voices on this particular issue is former Obama Housing and Urban Development Secretary and former candidate for president Julián Castro.”
      Hayes to Julián Castro:
      “You have been very focused on the peril that so many are facing on the housing front.
      You were the Secretary of H.U.D. And we really do look like we’re heading towards what could be a cataclysm for housing in America, between the data we have on missed mortgage payments and missed rental payments. We’ve just never seen anything like it. What has to be done in your mind to avoid that cataclysm?”

    • July 12, 2020 at 4:12 pm

      “We knew before this pandemic we were facing an affordability crisis out there.
      By some estimates, up to 40% of the 44 million renters in America were already cost burdened. In other words they were spending more than a third of their income every month on rent. Sometimes 50, 60, 70%. That’s before all of this. Now, by one estimate as you mentioned, more than 20 million people in the next 8 weeks could face eviction. So this is a full blown crisis. What has to happen is immediately, Mitch McConnell and his republican buddies need to at least pass the Heroes Act, which has $100 billion of direct rental assistance. And also extend some eviction moratoriums and mortgage protections so that people don’t get thrown out on the street. In the longer term though, Vice President Biden has come up with a great plan of how we could address this affordability issue. Making sure that we address supply. He has called for spending $640 billion over the next ten years in creating more housing supply out there. Also demand. One of the great things he’s called for is to make the housing choice voucher program universal. So that you’d be able, if you make less than a certain percentage of the area median income where you live, you’d be able to go out with a housing choice voucher and get a place to live.”

    • July 12, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      “And here’s the stakes, Chris. Just in case people are wondering ok, you know, we hear a lot about we’ve got to spend a lot of money on this, we’ve got to do this. Look study after study tells us that having a safe decent place to live is the most stabilizing force in somebody’s life. Your prospects for a good education, your prospects for a good job, or your health. All of those things are influenced by whether you have a stable place to live. So there’s concrete things that we can do right now to avert a DISASTER like we have never seen in this country, that’s going to make this pandemic even worse for so many families.”

    • July 12, 2020 at 4:16 pm

      Hayes: “You know you were just referencing VP Biden’s housing agenda which is quite ambitious.
      And was quite ambitious even during the primary, particularly making Section 8 universal and not capped program, if people qualify. You and Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have all been on the show this week. You were all participants in that rigorous, long and crowded, democratic primary field. And I have to say obviously, it’s not surprising for democrats to rally around the nominee. But it does strike me that the stakes in this moment, with Texas breaking (covid) records, the president pardoning his longtime associate, that there is just a palpable sense from the Democrats I talk to of just how important this is, how life or death it seems to them. Do you feel that way?”

    • July 12, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      “Oh absolutely. And because they’re hearing from their constituents.
      And to those republicans that are sitting on their hands not doing anything – I tell you, look when I was H.U.D. Secretary I traveled to 100 different communities in 39 states, big cities, small towns. It doesn’t matter whether somebody is republican, democrat, conservative or liberal, this affordable housing crisis and the evictions crisis that’s looming affects everybody of every different stripe, in small towns and big cities, in congressional districts across the country. So every single representative, and every single senator, if they start talking to people out there, they’ll get a fire lit under them to do something about this. Or at least they should. But the republican party has gotten so far divorced from the concerns of every day people in this country, that I don’t have much confidence in that these days.”

    • July 12, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      Hayes: “I’ve been talking about your home state senators…
      and to watch Ted Cruz tweeting about the Goya guy…I was struck by the disconnect. You just lost your step-mother today! Your father has it! (COVID-19). Texas is setting records! It seems like the political leadership of the state should be a little more urgent and on the ball about this right now.”
      “Yes I mean they’ve taken this embrace of right wing ideology over science and the public health.
      And they have this see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil approach to everything these days…this is a public health emergency and whoever is willing to deal with it we need to be willing to work with them, right? At the same time I think the political repercussions for the republican party, especially in places like Texas, Florida, Arizona, where Abbott, DeSantis and Ducey have all done the same thing with this Trump playbook of ‘pretend it’s not really happening’. When we know, people know in their own family that it is.
      I can’t tell you except to say that I think that they’re going to pay a real price for this in November and for very good reasons. They have failed to serve the constituents that they’re supposed to serve.”

  17. 27 jer44
    July 12, 2020 at 4:53 pm

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    July 12, 2020 at 5:02 pm

  20. 31 jer44
    July 12, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    • 32 Obama Grandmama
      July 12, 2020 at 9:34 pm

      No! As much as I love Jill, I want her as First Lady. I cannot be a hypocrite telling the GOP they cannot appoint family members to heads of departments and go along with the Dems doing it. I do think she could be involved in meetings and advise due to her experience though. She would be a good one to pick a head for the Education Department.

      • 33 tnmtngirl1
        July 12, 2020 at 10:40 pm

        Ditto to your comment. I saw a full list of suggested cabinet positions few days ago and the person also had Dr. Jill as Dept. of Education. No, absolutely not.

  21. 34 jer44
    July 12, 2020 at 5:24 pm

  22. 37 pkayden
    July 12, 2020 at 5:25 pm

  23. 39 jer44
    July 12, 2020 at 5:39 pm

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  25. 41 marleysperson
    July 12, 2020 at 6:13 pm

  26. 42 nena20409
    July 12, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Good Evening, TODbots.😍🤗🎉🥳🥂Saw My Paris St Germain playing in a friendly game this afternoon.

  27. 43 nena20409
    July 12, 2020 at 7:22 pm

  28. 51 pkayden
    July 12, 2020 at 7:51 pm

  29. 52 pkayden
    July 12, 2020 at 7:54 pm

  30. 53 jer44
    July 12, 2020 at 8:23 pm

  31. 55 pkayden
    July 12, 2020 at 10:25 pm

  32. 56 jer44
    July 12, 2020 at 11:10 pm

  33. 58 jacquelineoboomer
    July 12, 2020 at 11:13 pm

  34. 59 jer44
    July 12, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    • 60 jacquelineoboomer
      July 13, 2020 at 12:19 am

      Not sure about hospital ships, but normally you can'[t name a warship after a living person. It’s the Navy’s policy.

  35. 61 marleysperson
    July 12, 2020 at 11:23 pm

  36. July 13, 2020 at 12:32 am

    • 63 jacquelineoboomer
      July 13, 2020 at 1:06 am

      The message in the video was apt …

      … but I can’t get past the dead look in his eyes. The guy’s gone. Ugh.

  37. 64 pkayden
    July 13, 2020 at 7:25 am

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  39. July 13, 2020 at 7:39 am

    And we, the supposed greatest nation in the world with all the financial, educational, and scientific resources and all the intellectual assets, can’t get it right. Elections matter!

  40. July 13, 2020 at 7:46 am

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    • July 13, 2020 at 8:36 am

      Those doing the shivving neglect to point out that then and now, Dr. Fauci, like a true scientist, always qualifies his statements with [paraphrasing] “we still don’t know everything…”, ” things could change as we learn more…”, ” could be better but will probably be worse…”, etc.

  41. July 13, 2020 at 7:49 am

    …excluding Reagan

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  45. 75 jer44
    July 13, 2020 at 8:34 am

  46. July 13, 2020 at 8:37 am

    “Dr. John Gartner: “Donald Trump is the most successful bio-terrorist in human history”
    Psychologist and former Johns Hopkins professor on Trump’s pandemic conduct:
    “He is a first-degree mass murderer”
    —TOD pls please read.

  47. 77 jer44
    July 13, 2020 at 8:41 am

  48. 78 marleysperson
    July 13, 2020 at 8:41 am

    Morning everyone

  49. July 13, 2020 at 8:46 am

  50. July 13, 2020 at 9:02 am

    “Public health experts predict that hundreds of thousands or more may die unless the Trump administration and Republican governors in states such as Florida and Texas radically alter their public health policies by mandating that masks be worn in public. In some places, lockdowns may need to be reinstated.”

    • July 13, 2020 at 9:03 am

      “Instead, the Trump administration and its allies have decided that more people — including public school students, their teachers and their families — should fall ill and die as a means of creating a new “normal” where the disease is no longer viewed as an emergency.”

    • July 13, 2020 at 9:04 am

      “The evident goal is to sacrifice human beings for “capitalism” and “the economy” in order to salvage Donald Trump’s re-election chances. This is the “economics of barbarism” in practice.”
      “America is not united anymore and it’s barely a state. They have crashed right through failed state into a plague state, unwelcome across the world…. In the absence of a humane government, America is now ruled by COVID-19. Welcome to the Plague States of America.”

    • July 13, 2020 at 9:06 am

      “Ultimately, Donald Trump’s fascism, his apparent mental pathologies, and his sabotaged response to the coronavirus are not discrete and separate things. Rather, they are all connected.”
      “Gartner warns that Donald Trump is actively using the coronavirus pandemic as a type of biological weapon against the American people. Gartner also explains how Donald Trump, like other malignant narcissists who attain great power, is willing to hurt and even kill his own followers as a way of satisfying his personal sadism and need for narcissistic energy.”
      “Gartner also explains that Donald Trump’s supporters are members of a political death cult in which not wearing a mask and refusing other rational measures to stop the coronavirus pandemic are acts of loyalty.”

    • July 13, 2020 at 9:07 am

      “He’s doing everything he can to enable the virus.”
      Speer pointed out to Hitler, “The German people won’t survive if you basically bomb our own people down to the Stone Age. “Hitler supposedly responded with,
      “We don’t need to worry about their survival, because all the good Germans are already dead.”
      In other words, you make me great, or I will murder you. That is the guiding proposition for a malignant narcissist. Do not forget that one of the components of malignant narcissism is sadism. Omnipotent destruction makes malignant narcissists feel powerful. This is especially true if they feel somehow disempowered or otherwise weak.”

    • July 13, 2020 at 9:09 am

      “One of the ways that a Trump or Hitler-type leader does that is to try to make people show loyalty by doing things where they knowingly harm themselves. The idea that one would lead your own followers to their deaths is not unusual in the broader context of history. This is how malignant narcissists work. But as Americans, we literally cannot wrap our minds around such a thing. Of course, the American news media is also unable to accept such a reality, that there are leaders who would actively hurt their own followers and others.”

    • July 13, 2020 at 9:10 am

      “He understands the cause-and-effect relationship between his behavior and all the people who are dying in this country from the coronavirus pandemic. it’s very hard for relatively normal and mentally healthy people to truly understand how Donald Trump’s mind works, to empathize with his thought processes, because it is hard to empathize with someone who truly does not care if he’s killing massive numbers of children. Such an outcome does not upset Donald Trump. He is more upset by some idle comment made on Fox News. The deaths of children and other people do not have any emotional meaning to him.”

    • July 13, 2020 at 9:11 am

      “What happens when you stir the hornet’s nest?
      Trump is going to hurt a lot of people, and hurt them very badly.
      It is not an accident that when Trump was forced into the White House bunker he ordered the protesters outside to be gassed and attacked. That was Trump’s reaction to being made to feel weak by going into the bunker for his protection.”
      “If he is not made to feel great by his followers and rallies, then he will simply find another way to get pleasure. Trump does that by killing, harming and degrading others. Donald Trump is reveling in our destruction and our deaths.”

    • July 13, 2020 at 9:12 am

      “most people cannot imagine that Donald Trump, the president of the United States, is as evil and destructive and out of control as he truly is. Trump is going to take his behavior all the way to the end.
      In the end Donald Trump will have the full force of the executive branch trying to rig and invalidate the 2020 election in his favor.”

  51. 90 jer44
    July 13, 2020 at 9:13 am

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  53. 92 jer44
    July 13, 2020 at 9:52 am

  54. 94 pkayden
    July 13, 2020 at 10:03 am

  55. July 13, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Well, OK, I just got locked out of my twitter account for 12 hours because they believe I violated their rules against hate speech. Here’s the notice:

    Violating our rules against hateful conduct.
    You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.

    Here’s the tweet, which I wrote in response to the reporting about Trump’s staff having to pressure Trump to wear a mask:

    @samstein Nah, they’re just all so proud they figured out how to not mess up that orange cotton candy mudslide on top of his head and also how to preserve his trademark arrogant scowl.

    LOLz and this was one of my more tame, nicer tweets! I wonder if some RW creep reported me? Don’t know how their system works but to flag that tweet out of millions seems odd, especially because it doesn’t even remotely threaten anyone.

    twitter gives you the right to challenge the notice but they make the process so onerous and lengthy that it’s not worth it. Anyway, be careful out there, tweeters!

  56. 99 marleysperson
    July 13, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Covers it

  57. 100 whenpamelawandered
    July 13, 2020 at 10:59 am


    As I have no television, only {{{TOD}}}, I find these reports very helpful for the worldwide overview. Seeking hope wherever it may be found. Keep Us All The Heart. 🕊💞🙏🏼🌏🕯🕊

  58. 101 jer44
    July 13, 2020 at 11:43 am


  59. 102 marleysperson
    July 13, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Ridiculous and sad. MY stupid sycophant, just begs people to wear masks…. and if you don’t, he begs some more…. meanwhile, the state is on fire

  60. 103 marleysperson
    July 13, 2020 at 12:52 pm


  61. July 13, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    “Trump has made 20,055 statements to the American people,
    from his inauguration in January 2017 to July 9 of this year, that have not been supported by, or directly contradict, factual evidence, averaging about 16 lies or misleading statements per day.
    In his most recent 10,000 lies, however, which took place in just the past 440 days,
    the president has issued about 23
    misleading statements or lies per day on average.
    —now lying about schools, Fauci.

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