The Michelle Obama Podcast

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  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    July 16, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Good Morning TODVille!

  2. 4 marleysperson
    July 16, 2020 at 10:58 am

    We pay for this! We need to know!

  3. July 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

    “Stay At Home Order Is Best Hope For Texas Stricken By Coronavirus”
    “Judge Lina Hidalgo, executive of Harris County, Tx, talks with Chris Hayes about the need for a stay-at-home order in Texas as a last ditch effort to get the coronavirus in Texas under control.”

  4. 8 jer44
    July 16, 2020 at 11:02 am

  5. July 16, 2020 at 11:15 am

    • July 16, 2020 at 11:39 am

      WHITE POWER ….

  6. July 16, 2020 at 11:19 am

    “The Plan Is To Have No Plan”
    “The plan is to have no plan, to let daily deaths between one and three thousand become a normal thing,
    and then to create massive confusion about who is responsible— by telling the governors they’re in charge without doing what only the federal government can do, by fighting with the press when it shows up to be briefed, by fixing blame for the virus on China or some other foreign element,
    and by “flooding the zone with shit,”
    Steve Bannon’s phrase for overwhelming the system with disinformation, distraction, and denial, which boosts what economists call “search costs” for reliable intelligence.”
    (Jay Rosen: https://pressthink.org/2020/05/the-plan-is-to-have-no-plan/)

  7. 16 marleysperson
    July 16, 2020 at 11:29 am

    • July 16, 2020 at 11:56 am

      Vampire Party’s plan to sharpie the numbers and cover up the death toll…
      Described May 4th by Jay Rosen as: “default on public problem solving, and then prevent the public from understanding the consequences of that default.”
      —What is our collective response to the diabolical cover up in the works?

  8. July 16, 2020 at 11:35 am

  9. 19 jer44
    July 16, 2020 at 11:35 am

  10. 21 Dudette
    July 16, 2020 at 11:37 am

  11. July 16, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Delighted to have a new way to listen to Michelle Obama’s soothing voice!

  12. 23 jer44
    July 16, 2020 at 11:52 am

    • July 16, 2020 at 12:05 pm

      Heard he still does 80 hour weeks. Truly an extraordinary man without much ego. He just said that one year to 18 months is hopeful for a vaccine. That is what Doom doesn’t want us to hear.
      –Thank you is not enough.
      –Dr. Fauci and Dr. Grady we already owe you a giant debt.

  13. July 16, 2020 at 12:15 pm

  14. July 16, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Strengthen OSHA not employer liability.
    (Transcription via speaker.gov)
    Speaker Pelosi to Hayes:
    “Let me first say, today is the two-month anniversary of the passage in the House of The Heroes Act.
    At the time, the Leader said – McConnell said, ‘We need a pause.’ Well, we’ve had a two-month pause, and it hasn’t been constructive. It’s been harmful, and the uncertainty is very stressful to America’s working families. That’s who we are here to represent. So, when they make a big fuss over $600, when they were willing to give $2 trillion in tax breaks, at a cost of $2 trillion to the national debt, to give tax breaks to their friends, 83 percent of it going to the top one percent, and they begrudge America’s working families, who really do need the money, for $600. They might anecdotally say, ‘Oh, I know somebody who isn’t going to work because the $600.’ We’ll say the saying we had on appropriations is, ‘the plural of anecdote is not data.’ The data is quite different. People need the $600. Why would you give the big tax breaks to the high-end and begrudge working families $600?”

    • July 16, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      Speaker Pelosi:
      “So, that will be a point of discussion. In terms of the immunity that they want, we’re saying the best way to do that is to pass The Heroes Act. In The Heroes Act we have a very strong OSHA provision.
      The OSHA provision is strengthening even the one that is there now that they’re not really enforcing.
      But if you have a strong OSHA provision that recognizes the danger of the coronavirus and the employer implements it, he has or she has protection, and so does the worker.”

    • July 16, 2020 at 12:22 pm

      Speaker Pelosi:
      “So, instead they’re saying, ‘You’re an essential worker, you have to go to work.
      If you don’t, you don’t qualify for unemployment insurance. And by the way, if you get sick you have no recourse with your employer.’ I mean, what is fair about that? It’s just not fair. I understand the risk. I’m sorry – I understand the risks that are there, but everybody is protected by a strong OSHA standard. The employer if he implements it, the employee because he’s safer and customers and clients who may come into the place of business as well.”

  15. July 16, 2020 at 12:32 pm

  16. July 16, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Implement the DPA.
    Speaker Pelosi calling on Trump:
    “And what we’re calling upon the President to do on this second anniversary –
    it’s the two-month anniversary of The Heroes Act – is to implement the Defense Production Act to call upon industry to supply us with the equipment that is needed. People can’t get tested because there’s not enough testing equipment. They can in some areas; they can’t in others. People can’t – it takes a week to get a test back because we don’t have the equipment, enough equipment to get those results in a timely fashion that really makes a difference. So in a week, it’s probably obsolete anyway. So you have that. And then we need the PPE.
    We need it for the schools, for health care workers, the personal protective equipment. We should be all systems go with providing that equipment: PPE equipment, equipment to test, equipment to get the results of the test. And if we do that – and the sooner we do that, the sooner we can open up our economy, the sooner we can send our children back to school as safely as possible. “

    • July 16, 2020 at 12:41 pm

      Speaker Pelosi:
      “And we have it in The Heroes plan.
      Mr. Pallone, the Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee has a very strategic plan.  
      We’ve done testing, the first bill we had, on March 4th on the Floor of the House, is testing, testing.  
      We’ve done it, but they have not implemented it because they’re defying science.  
      And now they want to have the results of the findings to go, not to the CDC and the scientists there, but to the Administration. Shameful.”
      (Full transcript: https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/71520-2)

    • 34 pkayden
      July 16, 2020 at 2:46 pm

      That should have been enacted as soon as the Coronavirus came to our shores.

  17. July 16, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    trumpsky could’ve made a nationwide call for DPA at any, any, time.

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  20. July 16, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    This THREAD gives me joy! Read my frriends, read…

  21. 42 Dudette
    July 16, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    In other news, there’s a space walk going…

  22. 43 Dudette
    July 16, 2020 at 1:02 pm


  23. July 16, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    As always, PJ breaks it down. Thread…

  24. July 16, 2020 at 1:09 pm

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  26. July 16, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    • July 16, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      “All of the answers are there.” (Speaker Pelosi)
      “The scientists have the answers. We know that testing, tracing, treating, distancing, masking, and sanitation can stop the spread of this virus. And yet the president continues to go down the wrong path and refuses to ask for directions from scientists who know better than any of us. This is such a massive derilction of duty. People are dying. And so what we’re saying to the Senate: Join us in asking the president to use executive action for good instead of ill as he has done. And pass the Heroes Act.”

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  32. July 16, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    “Senator Bernie Sanders talks about the growing support for his amendment to cut U.S. defense spending in deference to support for more struggling areas of American society.”
    –Amendment to cut the Defense Budget by 10% and refocus the money where we so need it.

  33. 59 jer44
    July 16, 2020 at 2:22 pm

  34. 60 marleysperson
    July 16, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Of course they did. This needs to change

    • July 16, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      Voting suppression very much underway….cutting USPS hours…allowing massive rental and housing evictions leads to loss of absentee voting addresses…street garbage cans disguised as voting boxes?
      Let’s get Thousands of lawyers at the polls…and folks on the street ready to take care of voters waiting in long lines…also porta potties…as well as very visible personnel designated for the polling stations to protect them from the thousands of thug “watchers” planned.

  35. July 16, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    “Mary Trump’s book about uncle Donald and the Trump family has sold a publisher record 950,000 copies on its first day….another circumstantial tea leaf that suggests that Republicans and Trump are in big trouble this fall. ”

  36. 63 jer44
    July 16, 2020 at 3:02 pm

  37. 65 Dudette
    July 16, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Wish this happened where I live. Most have on masks in stores, but you still see a few a*wipes prancing around without them. Luckily I’ve not run into belligerent ones.

  38. 66 Dudette
    July 16, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Yes Henry Yes! 🤓

  39. 69 Dudette
    July 16, 2020 at 3:29 pm

  40. 70 Dudette
    July 16, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    • July 16, 2020 at 10:28 pm

      Will we ever be able to get pass this…WE Deserve to vote…we have paid for the right to vote with our lives…with our bodies…

      The voters in Florida voted to allow ex felons to get their voting rights back…yet the FL legislature told the electorate to kiss their ass….SCOTUS will intervene on the side of voter suppression….i am so sick of it….what can we do….

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  44. 78 pkayden
    July 16, 2020 at 4:51 pm

  45. 80 jer44
    July 16, 2020 at 5:46 pm

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  47. 82 jer44
    July 16, 2020 at 6:03 pm

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  51. July 16, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Lead the way…….

  52. July 16, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    The state filed a lawsuit challenging Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ July 10 decision to revert to “phase one” guidelines that push restaurants to close dining rooms and urge residents to leave home only for essential trips. It also seeks to block the city’s new mask requirements.

  53. July 16, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    [This is my question as well} Why was the federal government so willing to let states and local leaders handle the pandemic, but push all schools coast to coast to open as if things were normal or risk the punishment of losing federal dollars?

    In the call now to reopen schools, I hear talking points about the importance of learning, mental health, and socialization. The last gut punches me when I think about how long Georgia sacrificed recess, yet now emphasizes the need for socialization. What I hear coming from Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos is about day care — babysitting kids so parents can work.

    Teachers have spent a lifetime of being guilted into accepting bad deals through contracts, salaries, insurance premiums, paid time off, and so forth.

    In the midst of this health crisis, people ought to consider how easily lice can spread in a school, how flu and now even measles outbreaks are a part of our lives. We want to open school, but it feels we are being guilted into an all-or-nothing scenario. Day care or babysitting should not be the focus, but it is.

    It is time we change the definition of schools. Either we see them as educational institutions or rebrand them as day care facilities with some education provided on the side.

  54. 89 vcprezofan2
    July 16, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    This made me smile. (Our children leading)

    – ‘When I was your age and someone told me not to do something, it usually meant I tried to so it.’

    – “Maybe you weren’t educated properly enough about health and well-being.”

    • 90 vcprezofan2
      July 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

      Btw I smiled not because it was funny but because I appreciated the composure, focus, and preparation of the two young leaders.

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  56. 92 pkayden
    July 16, 2020 at 6:50 pm

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  58. 95 Dudette
    July 16, 2020 at 7:16 pm

  59. 96 Dudette
    July 16, 2020 at 7:17 pm

  60. 99 Dudette
    July 16, 2020 at 7:18 pm

  61. July 16, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Individuals and businesses have to take it upon themselves to do what is necessary. No adults in charge.

    Kohl’s (beginning 7/20) is the latest retailer to adopt a policy requiring guests to wear face coverings. Walmart and Sam’s Club (7/20), Target (8/1), Costco, CVS (8/1) and Walgreens are among others with such requirements [also Best Buy (7/15), Dollar Tree (7/8), Starbucks (7/15), Kroger (7/22) and Publix (7/21)]

  62. 102 jer44
    July 16, 2020 at 7:36 pm

  63. 103 jer44
    July 16, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    SOON: Biden launches Biden Climate Voters at virtual town hall – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-5

  64. July 16, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Curious as to why he’s only suing Atlanta. Savannah, Athens, Dekalb County, Hinesville, and Rome (among other local governments) also have mandates.

    Is it because Atlanta mayor said that tRump was breaking the law by not wearing a mask at the airport yesterday?

  65. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    July 16, 2020 at 7:57 pm

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  69. July 16, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Have you asked yourself why?

    Seriously, what’s the upside of killing lots of kids?

  70. July 16, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Great literature break!!

  71. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    July 16, 2020 at 9:10 pm

  72. July 16, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    “Nearly one-third of Florida Children Tested for COVID-19 test positive”
    —Bang! goes their ad nauseam argument that children are immune.

  73. 115 pkayden
    July 16, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    • 116 jacquelineoboomer
      July 16, 2020 at 10:53 pm

      These are all such sick people. Never seen such dead looks in anybody’s eyes that this crowd has, to a person, including 45.

  74. July 17, 2020 at 1:55 am

    Goodnight TOD.

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    • July 17, 2020 at 8:52 am

  76. 120 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 7:56 am

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  78. 124 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 8:43 am

  79. 125 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Morning everyone

  80. 126 nena20409
    July 17, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Good Morning, TODbots.

  81. July 17, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign said he raised $3.45 million from April to June and has $2.5 million in cash on hand. Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue raised roughly $2.2 million during the same period but has much more — about $10.7 million — in the bank.

    Raphael Warnock [considered the leading Democrat in the special election for U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s seat], who collected roughly $2.9 million during the reporting period. Warnock has roughly that same amount, $2.88 million, in cash on hand.

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  84. 132 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 9:01 am

    We’ve lost civil rights icon Reverend C.T. Vivian. President Obama gave him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

  85. 136 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 9:02 am

  86. 137 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 9:03 am

  87. 138 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 9:04 am

  88. 142 jacquelineoboomer
    July 17, 2020 at 9:07 am

  89. 143 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 9:10 am

    If this isn’t straight up Nazi shit, I don’t what is?

  90. 146 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 9:13 am

    This is terrifying!

  91. July 17, 2020 at 9:15 am

    As long as we have “leaders” who make wearing a mask/social distancing a choice, there will be self-indulgent, narrow-minded, evil people who will do the wrong thing and, in the process, put others in danger. They are the first to yell that “We are in America” as if that gives them all the freedoms to do whatever they want with no responsibility or consequences.

    One thing of note is that the numbers indicate that black and brown people are more susceptible to the coronavirus. Do these people believe that they are immune? Are they in effect attempting to commit what amounts to genocide against POC? Dark thoughts but sometimes I wonder.

  92. 149 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 9:22 am

  93. 150 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 9:42 am

  94. 152 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 9:47 am

  95. July 17, 2020 at 10:06 am

    For those all or nothing people…

  96. 154 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 10:21 am


  97. 155 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Love this! 🌈

  98. 156 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 1:46 pm


  99. 157 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 1:49 pm

  100. 158 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    This motherfucker should share a jail cell the governors of Florida and Texas.

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