128 Responses to “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YA!”

  1. August 4, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Happy 59th Birthday, Mr. President! We love you now and always.

  2. August 4, 2020 at 5:41 pm

  3. 4 todjey
    August 4, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Thank you NW for doing all that you do.

  4. 7 Don
    August 4, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Two week until the start of school and I haven’t heard or received anything from my son’s school.

  5. August 4, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Day 2…. Second Grade

    In its second day of the new school year, the Cherokee County School District shut down a second-grade classroom at Sixes Elementary School in Canton after a student tested postive for COVID-19

    “Due to this exposure, the affected second-grade classroom will be temporarily closed, and the teacher and 20 other students in the class must quarantine for two weeks. The teacher, who is symptom-free, will teach the class online from home through our Canvas learning management system. The classroom will be deep-cleaned after school today,”

  6. 15 ggail44
    August 4, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Hey Nerdy girl, you pulled out the best of the best for this bday parrrty 🎂🥳😎

  7. August 4, 2020 at 6:20 pm

  8. 23 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Right? Why indeed.

  9. August 4, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Heads up!!

  10. 28 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    This ad is perfection!

  11. 29 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 6:53 pm

  12. 30 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Beirut! 🙏🏾😞

  13. 31 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    This is My Vice President.

  14. 32 nena20409
    August 4, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Good Evening, TODville Community.
    It’s quite a Birthday Party, Lady NW…Obrigada🥁🎶🥂🍾🎉🎁🙏💪🙏🤗😍🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️💐🌹💐

  15. 33 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 6:59 pm

  16. 35 nena20409
    August 4, 2020 at 7:13 pm

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  19. 38 nena20409
    August 4, 2020 at 8:15 pm

  20. 39 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Next podcast is coming tomorrow.

  21. 40 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    • 41 carla4obama
      August 5, 2020 at 12:38 am

      That is Duncan Hunters seat. Ruby red district. Daryl Issa is the repug running for the seat. I really don’t think it will flip to a Dem.

  22. 42 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 8:17 pm

  23. 43 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 8:20 pm

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  26. 46 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Be prepared. It may take days or weeks before we know the winner of the election in November.

  27. 47 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 8:31 pm

  28. 48 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 8:33 pm

  29. 49 jer44
    August 4, 2020 at 9:13 pm

  30. 50 pkayden
    August 4, 2020 at 9:38 pm

  31. 51 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Look at this shit! 🤬

  32. 52 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 9:50 pm

  33. 53 pkayden
    August 4, 2020 at 9:52 pm

  34. 54 sjterrid
    August 4, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy. Love this post.
    Happy Birthday President Obama and Meghan Markle.
    Good Evening, TOD! ❤️

  35. 55 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 10:26 pm

  36. 56 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Yay Mark Kelly!

  37. 57 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Alright Allies! 👍🏾

  38. 58 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Well done, Ken Olin! 😁

  39. 60 Dudette
    August 4, 2020 at 10:46 pm

  40. 61 todjey
    August 4, 2020 at 10:54 pm

  41. August 4, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Belated birthday wishes to our President Obama!!!
    Best wishes for some beautiful big sky time, twinkly stars, with family tonight.

    • August 5, 2020 at 12:15 am

      Saw Jupiter just now resting atop mountain hard by…with red area clearly visible.
      Wow is it ever massive, like a long double planet! A few years ago out walking dog at night, it seemed as though there was a giant space station hanging there in the clouds over us.

  42. August 4, 2020 at 11:42 pm

  43. 65 Dudette
    August 5, 2020 at 12:35 am

  44. August 5, 2020 at 1:20 am

  45. August 5, 2020 at 1:20 am

    Time for awakening to reality is shrinking one dangerous minute after another ….

    Perhaps Mr Browder will be the “Paul Revere” we so desperately need!!

    Goodnight TOD.

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  48. 72 marleysperson
    August 5, 2020 at 8:39 am

    Morning everyone

  49. 73 Dudette
    August 5, 2020 at 9:28 am

    The new podcast!!!

  50. 74 Dudette
    August 5, 2020 at 9:34 am

  51. 75 marleysperson
    August 5, 2020 at 9:49 am

  52. 76 marleysperson
    August 5, 2020 at 9:49 am

  53. 77 pkayden
    August 5, 2020 at 10:06 am

  54. 78 Dudette
    August 5, 2020 at 10:14 am

  55. 79 Dudette
    August 5, 2020 at 10:15 am

  56. 80 jer44
    August 5, 2020 at 10:44 am

  57. August 5, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Senator Booker to Hayes:
    “For him (Trump) to be attacking it, trying to delegitimize it is a real stress test for our democracy…using the gears of our government” to undermine the Census, Post Office, mail-in voting…
    –Trump suddenly OK with mail-in voting in Florida because senior GOP citizens.

  58. 82 nena20409
    August 5, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Good Morning, TODbots.

  59. August 5, 2020 at 11:54 am

    On Reidout,
    Joy talks to Anand Giridharadas (The.Ink publisher) and Kurt Burdella (Lincoln Project):
    “From republicans what we’ve seen is this ridiculous posture that $600 a week is too much to give people who have lost their jobs because of Coronavirus. It is not a negotiation. It’s a hostage crisis. They’re taking the welfare of the American people hostage, and trying to convince Democrats that $200 a week is a living wage in this country, that they can get by while they’re out of work, while not getting a pay check, when they have no sources of income. All the while this Coronavirus pandemic rages on because of the Trump administration’s incompetence, and the republican party’s enabling of that incompetence has put us all in jeopardy. So I think that we are waiting to see whether Republicans are going to wake up to the reality. The American people want them not just at the negotiating table. They want them to make a deal and to give them the resources they need to get through this pandemic.”

    • August 5, 2020 at 11:56 am

      “There’s a sense that it’s not happening to “our” people…reporting that Kushner’s attitude to the coronavirus was well ‘these aren’t our people’. And that once it started hitting red states they went ‘Oh our people – we should pay attention.’ You’re seeing the unemployment rate spiking among African Americans, disproportionately hitting black, brown, indigenous folks as is Cornovarius. But an ‘our people only’ strategy can’t work in a place where ‘our people’ and ‘their people’ are mixed in these states!”

    • August 5, 2020 at 11:58 am

      “The pandemic turned out to be not a great equalizer.
      It turned out to be a magnifier of the divides of this country…and it turned out to be an accelerant of some of the great mega trends. So we can talk about unemployment crisis and unemployment relief, and whether a deal can be made, but I think we have to take an historical view, where for 40 years the project of the Republican Party pre-Trump, before he was even a republican, has been to defund, defang, and delegitimize the state in any way possible.And to leave people to their own defenses.
      And the darker your skin was, the more defenseless you should be left. And so as with so many things in the pandemic, it is like a truth serum for the reality of this country. But it is not a departure. And even Trump as loathsome as he is…I mean what is really novel about Trump is that he is semi-literate, and the ways in which he operates like a fascist. But on this kind of thing? He is a republican taking the idea of austerity to its logical bitter end.”

    • August 5, 2020 at 12:01 pm

      “Where is Trump ‘Master Dealmaker’ during coronavirus relief talks?”
      “Federal unemployment benefits related to the coronavirus expired last Friday. So that begs the question, where’s the “Master Dealmaker” Donald Trump? Congress and the White House are at a stalemate on how to ease the economic pain for millions of Americans.”

  60. 87 Dudette
    August 5, 2020 at 12:02 pm

  61. 88 jer44
    August 5, 2020 at 12:12 pm

  62. 89 jer44
    August 5, 2020 at 12:24 pm

  63. 90 jer44
    August 5, 2020 at 12:26 pm

  64. 91 jer44
    August 5, 2020 at 12:29 pm

  65. August 5, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Rachel Maddow:
    “We have the worst coronavirus epidemic on Earth.
    Keeping Americans safe therefore means that as many Americans as possible need to not crowd together in polling places in November or any other time. People instead should vote by mail. And so of course the president has discouraged people from voting by mail. He’s backed efforts to make it harder to vote by mail. He’s been constantly promoting this lie that mail voting is rife with fraud. He’s now put in a new Postmaster General who is deliberately slowing down the mail at the Postal Service, which means of course that maybe ballots won’t be delivered on time. I mean as strategies go, it’s unsubtle. If you’re a president who thinks you might not be able to win more votes in an election, you just create as much smoke and mirrors around that election as you can,
    use the control that you have of the government to make the election less fair, and then maybe you’ll be able to hold on to power somehow, by claiming the election is tainted even if you lose.”

    • August 5, 2020 at 12:56 pm

      “But if you were an administration or political party that was starting to worry that that plan might not work.
      If you wanted to try to lock in a certain amount of political power for yourself for years to come regardless of what happens in November, well then the first thing you would probably think of to try to do that would be to mess with the Census….the count that’s done this year will be used to determine America’s political representation for years to come…it’s all based on how many people live where, and the fact that they get counted.”

    • August 5, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      “Well now the Census Bureau has suddenly announced that it’s cutting its count short.
      It will potentially miss millions of people who have historically been the hardest to reach. Those people tend to be poor people, people of color, immigrants, people who tend to live in blue cities and blue states.
      So a flawed Census count could help republicans increase their representation in Congress simply by not counting millions of people who tend to live in Democratic districts, which is a neat trick! Just to be safe, the Census Bureau has also announced that instead of submitting their final numbers to the White House next April, when Joe Biden could potentially could be president, they will submit them earlier than they had planned to do. They now say they’ll submit those numbers on December 31st, so no matter how flawed the count, it will be Donald Trump who is still there in the Oval Office to sign off on their work, even if his election plans don’t work out.”

  66. August 5, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    “But I’m here with the solution.”
    Senator Amy Klobuchar to Maddow:
    “More shenanigans are announced with the Census, and I will say they’ve tried and failed several times. Remember the citizenship question? When they tried to put that and the court pushed back on that.
    Then recently the president has talked about not counting all people, but just counting citizens. And of course that is not what the laws says…And what they’re trying to do here of course is lock in the Trump numbers on the Census, when in fact we have one of the lowest numbers as Vanita pointed out, in the history of people responding. People still have to respond. (I did it today Rachel, it took five minutes. Because I was afraid you’d ask me if I did it. It’s really simple to do, so everyone should go do it when your show is over.) But we need this time. And you don’t just tell all these people running the Census “Guess what, we pulled it back a month”.

    • August 5, 2020 at 1:04 pm

      Senator Klobuchar:
      “But I’m here with the solution. The Heroes Act that passed the House, it’s been sitting on Mitch McConnell’s desk for over two months, that we’re valiantly working every day to get passed in the Senate – it actually contains an extension that would extend it four more months because of the pandemic.
      So we can get people especially on our tribal reservations, people of color, people who have historically been hurt, who haven’t been counted, to be able to be counted. And that’s what I think we should do.
      Is to negotiate and get that provision in a final bill.”

    • August 5, 2020 at 1:07 pm

      “It feels like such a profoundly cynical and partisan thing to deliberately undercount the hardest people to count. And to deliberately move their own goalposts! It was the Trump Administration who said they needed more time to get this done rather than cutting it short, so they can get these numbers to President Trump instead of a potential President Biden. That’s what it looks like from the outside. Do you feel like your Republican colleagues get that this is the wrong thing to do in terms of the Census? Just in terms of this being an effort with integrity?”

    • August 5, 2020 at 1:08 pm

      Senator Klobuchar:
      “You know how they haven’t stood up. Time and time again they don’t stand up.
      And they’ve had one day to hear this, so I’ll be talking to them about it tomorrow. But I think beyond that, you have started to see some cracks when it comes to say, voting. And that you’ve just seen as you were just talking about with the vote by mail. Trump is on one side, but you’ve got republican governors, republican secretaries of state, Roy Blunt who’s been working with me on this, pushing to say ‘hey, no matter what Donald Trump says on his twitter feed people are going to vote by mail’. They’re doing it at rates of 60 to 70% in the state of Maryland. In the GOP primary over 95% of the people voted by mail. It is happening before our eyes. So we need to make sure the states have the resources that they need, and that’s what we’re also pushing for right now. And it’s not just vote by mail. The president doesn’t want to do vote by mail even though he’s done it himself in the comfort of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, while people in Milwaukee stood in the rain in homemade masks and in garbage bags, just trying to exercise their right to vote. Hey – some of this money is going to go big time to training poll workers so people aren’t vulnerable, to sanitizing poll places, to making sure polling locations are open early so that people are able to vote when there’s less people congregating. We have to help the states on this. The republicans know it. And that’s what I’m really focused on right now in addition to the Census issue.”

    • August 5, 2020 at 1:10 pm

      “Let me ask if you share some of the concerns that have been voiced about what’s happening at the Postal Service. Obviously the president has installed a new Postmaster General. I wasn’t speaking hyperbolically. He has actually instituted policies that have deliberately slowed down the mail process, which has alarmed a lot of people inside that agency. Are you worried that the president is messing with the Postal Service in a way that could materially affect our ability to successfully vote by mail nationwide?”

    • August 5, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      Senator Klobuchar:
      “Completely. And let me make the case again to my republican colleagues, which we will be making.
      Four of us, including Senator Schumer and Senator Gary Peters actually sent a letter to the Postmaster General asking a bunch of questions about this. Because yes this is going to be about ballot. But it’s also about people’s medications. During the pandemic, more and more people are getting their lifesaving medications by mail. If they mess with stuff like this, they are literally going to mess with people’s lives. I know as a result of this that Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi, I believe are going to be meeting with him and asking these questions. Because as we work again on this very important Heroes Act, we have got to make sure that there’s also funding for the Postal Service. Because it’s not just the funding that’s an issue. It’s the rules he’s put in place that has resulted in people getting delays in all of their mail.
      Not just their ballots. All of their mail.

  67. 104 nena20409
    August 5, 2020 at 1:06 pm

  68. 105 jer44
    August 5, 2020 at 1:06 pm

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  70. 107 nena20409
    August 5, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    • 108 nena20409
      August 5, 2020 at 1:33 pm

  71. August 5, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Are the trump goons happy yet?
    The Moms and babes who were made to lay down face down on the tarmac in handcuffs…
    What was the temperature that day? We all know that tarmac gets scary hot.
    Were there any burns?
    Little ones separated and handcuffed in a hot vehicle?
    Dear Moms, please sue for this gross atrocity on you and your innocent trusting little ones.
    —Defang, re-imagine, and redestribute ‘police’ resources.

  72. August 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm

  73. 112 nena20409
    August 5, 2020 at 2:26 pm

  74. August 5, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Natalie Dean:
    “I’d Need Evidence Before I’d Get a Covid-19 Vaccine. It Doesn’t Exist Yet.” (NYT)
    “Scientists need to show us the data. And that’s exactly what they’re working on.”
    “In a May survey, 49 percent of the Americans polled said they plan to get a coronavirus vaccine when one is available, 20 percent do not, and 31 percent indicated that they were not sure. The World Health Organization considers “vaccine hesitancy” a major threat to global health, and poor uptake would jeopardize the impact of a coronavirus vaccine.”
    –Dean spoke to Nicole Wallace on Monday on Maddow.
    –Wow so cool to see and hear from a woman biostatistician.

    • August 5, 2020 at 2:28 pm

      “The World Health Organization says a vaccine should be at minimum 50 percent effective, averaged across age groups…This benchmark is crucial because a weak vaccine might be worse than no vaccine at all.” (Natalie Dean)

  75. August 5, 2020 at 2:52 pm

  76. 116 Dudette
    August 5, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Another tragic anniversary

  77. 117 Dudette
    August 5, 2020 at 2:59 pm

  78. August 5, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    ‘I Cannot Lose Another Teacher”:
    District Superintendent Jeff Gregorich tells Hayes.
    —District Superintendent Gregorich said opening his school district in 2 weeks on August 17th “is a fantasy”.

    • August 5, 2020 at 3:05 pm

      “We could not even keep 3 teachers who doing everything, the masks and wiping down everything,
      we could not keep them safe…multi-generational families. It doesn’t make sense to me at all as many times as I play it out, I just don’t understand what others are missing that think that it would be safe.’

    • August 5, 2020 at 3:06 pm

      Hayes: “A large percentage of kids in your district need lunch…you have an underprivileged community that you’re serving.”
      “I don’t know how teaching with the teachers scared to death, in front of plexiglass, and the kids spread out six feet and they’re scared…and I think if we’re now providing quality distance learning, that means…
      we think that with the training and that’s how kids are going to be learning in the future so I’m trying to find the silver lining there…this is something that we to do to keep our families safe. I can’t lose another teacher, staff member, grandma or grandpa. That’s what worries me most.”

  79. 122 Dudette
    August 5, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Future-Senator Mark Kelly of AZ

  80. 123 Dudette
    August 5, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Every trick in the book from these crooks

  81. 124 Dudette
    August 5, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    No paywall on this one

  82. 125 Dudette
    August 5, 2020 at 3:19 pm


  83. 126 nena20409
    August 5, 2020 at 3:19 pm

  84. August 5, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    State Senator Pat Spearman:
    “I’m the 3rd generation to be born free”.
    “I am only the 2nd generation to have in law the right to vote.
    That’s sacred to me.
    That’s sacred to me.”
    Speaking to Nicole Wallace: “Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman explains a new law in Nevada making it easier to vote, including vote by mail, and the challenges of overcoming obstinate Republican opposition in advancing such legislation.”

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