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Old Enough

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127 Responses to “Old Enough”


  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    August 10, 2020 at 5:36 pm

  2. August 10, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    • 3 marleysperson
      August 10, 2020 at 6:15 pm

      Agreed. The ballots are important, for sure, but the MAIL is EVERY DAMN DAY!

      • August 10, 2020 at 8:12 pm

        The mail carrier is my friend; waiting for my prescription refills as I type. Packages from VA Pharmacy that used to take two days max, now take a week…

        Trump is dismantling the country and selling it for parts…

    • 5 jacquelineoboomer
      August 11, 2020 at 12:57 am

      That thread is EXCELLENT!

  3. August 10, 2020 at 5:46 pm

  4. August 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm

  5. August 10, 2020 at 6:03 pm

  6. August 10, 2020 at 6:19 pm

  7. August 10, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    Great thread, NW. And thanks for teaching me about Arthur!!

  8. August 10, 2020 at 6:55 pm

  9. August 10, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    13 tweet thread; read every one of them…

  10. August 10, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    SOON

  11. 17 jer44
    August 10, 2020 at 8:33 pm

  12. 18 Dudette
    August 10, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Beauty Break

  13. August 10, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Looking at all the anti democratic actions taking place in China and Belarius…will that be happening here…We already had folks kidnapped off the streets…Trump and his goons in the Postal Service have already undermined the postal service….

    perhaps we alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll need to be in the street!!

  14. August 10, 2020 at 9:30 pm

  15. 21 Dudette
    August 10, 2020 at 9:32 pm

  16. 22 Dudette
    August 10, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    • August 11, 2020 at 7:24 am

      Ironically and thankfully, most of the businesses that I patronize (and many that I don’t frequent) *require* masks. (Of course, enforcement is always an issue.) Thankfully, the majority of patrons wear a mask and the few that don’t may not be acting rebelliously or maliciously.

      Right now, many people are acting out of common sense and concern for their health, despite the lack of leadership. If masks are mandated, even many of the defiant ones will adhere to the rule. As many have already said, schools mandate attire for its students and they either follow the rules or are disciplined. So why is it unreasonable to make masks a part of the rules for school attire?

      • 24 Dudette
        August 11, 2020 at 8:36 am

        No mask mandate = Politics over health.

        • August 11, 2020 at 9:40 am

          True.

          But I would venture even further to say that for many — REPUBLICANS especially — personal agendas supersede even politics. It seems that politics has become a tool, a weapon even, for individuals to further their own agendas. For *them*, collateral damage is just par for the course…as long as the negative fallout does not impact them.

  17. 26 pkayden
    August 10, 2020 at 10:27 pm

  18. 27 Dudette
    August 10, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Beauty Break Part Deux
    The photos in this thread are phenomenal!

  19. 29 Dudette
    August 10, 2020 at 10:50 pm

  20. August 10, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    THREAD 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

  21. 31 Dudette
    August 10, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    🚨Heads Up: Food Recalls 🚨

    (1 of 2): Onions. Check your pantry.
    https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-07-20/index.html

    (2 of 2): Potatoes, Lemons, Limes, and Oranges. Check your pantry.
    https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/food/potatoes-lemons-limes-oranges-recall

  22. 35 Dudette
    August 10, 2020 at 11:18 pm

  23. 36 Dudette
    August 10, 2020 at 11:27 pm

  24. 37 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 12:16 am

  25. 38 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 12:29 am

  26. 39 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 12:53 am

    Way to go Illinois!

  27. 40 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 1:02 am

  28. August 11, 2020 at 1:33 am

    🚨 Receipts 🚨🔥🔥🔥

  29. August 11, 2020 at 1:58 am

    Goodnight TOD

  30. 43 marleysperson
    August 11, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Morning everyone. Thread

  31. August 11, 2020 at 9:15 am

  32. 45 jer44
    August 11, 2020 at 9:18 am

  33. 46 marleysperson
    August 11, 2020 at 9:34 am

    VOTE, WISCONSIN!

  34. 47 jer44
    August 11, 2020 at 9:38 am

  35. 48 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Am I the only person who thinks this is odd?
    Why wouldn’t there be more reporting on this? Whether real or staged?

  36. 54 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 9:54 am

  37. 55 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 9:55 am

  38. 56 marleysperson
    August 11, 2020 at 9:58 am

    • 57 marleysperson
      August 11, 2020 at 9:59 am

      Never let him lead

    • August 11, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      I’m hoping that the majority of the people voting absentee/by mail will take heed and will be turning in their ballots EARLY, and that most absentee ballots will have been processed by Election Day. That’s assuming that county election boards won’t be sitting on the absentee ballots.

      Also hoping that Biden will have a landslide lead on Election Night.

  39. 59 marleysperson
    August 11, 2020 at 10:01 am

  40. 60 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 10:02 am

  41. 61 marleysperson
    August 11, 2020 at 10:21 am

    😀. I’m feeling good about this….

  42. 62 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 10:23 am

    VP nominee staff named!
    Chief of Staff pick is perfect!

  43. 65 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 10:33 am

  44. 66 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 10:42 am

  45. August 11, 2020 at 10:43 am

    VP Joe staffing up his pick.

  46. August 11, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Hmmmm…….NYT reporting.

  47. 73 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 10:45 am

  48. August 11, 2020 at 10:55 am

    “Rachel Maddow looks at how Donald Trump is following a pattern common to dictators and autocrats, using the power of the government he leads to preserve his own power, with elections being mere window dressing.”

    • August 11, 2020 at 10:56 am

      Donald Trump: “I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed military soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement. Please don’t be too nice.” (Priorities USA ad)

    • August 11, 2020 at 10:58 am

      Maddow:
      “As a general matter, we associate authoritarian leaders and dictators with the government using violence at large scale against citizens of that country. And also curtailing the rights and freedoms of citizens of that country. Intimidating them. Limiting the means by which anybody might object to that or get any recourse for it. That’s the very visible, very scary stuff that we think about in terms of authoritarian regimes.
      (What we’re watching unfold right now for example in Belarus).”

    • August 11, 2020 at 11:00 am

      Maddow:
      “But as a political science matter, it’s not as visual, but it is worth noting that as a matter of political science we are also really used to seeing authoritarian leaders get re-elected. Not because they’re popular.
      Not because their beleaguered populations like them and freely choose them. But because authoritarian leaders only care about elections as window dressing. They only care about elections for the purpose of validating the leader’s hold on power. They don’t care about real free and fair democracy.
      They don’t care about good and fair government. It they were, there wouldn’t be authoritarians and dictators. But as a general rule authoritarian leaders get re-elected in part, because they are absolutely shameless about what they are willing to apply to and election make sure they hold on to an election.”

    • August 11, 2020 at 11:01 am

      Maddow:
      “They are willing to use all the powers of the Government that they control to ensure that they win the next election, to keep themselves in power. As a general principle, that goes hand in hand with authoritarian leadership. And that’s why authoritarianism in elections most often yield to what appear to be re-election results for authoritarian leaders. They bring the powers of the Government to bear to ensure that they win the election to keep them in power.”

  49. August 11, 2020 at 10:55 am

  50. 81 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Yep. Poll tax.

  51. 82 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 11:06 am

  52. August 11, 2020 at 11:09 am

    WORKS FOR ME

  53. August 11, 2020 at 11:10 am

    CHILLS

  54. August 11, 2020 at 11:11 am

  55. August 11, 2020 at 11:12 am

    HMMM………

  56. August 11, 2020 at 11:15 am

    “Unwanted Truths Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies”
    (Robert Draper, NYT Magazine)
    “Last year, intelligence officials gathered to write a classified report on Russia’s interest in the 2020 election.
    An investigation from the magazine uncovered what happened next.”
    (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/08/magazine/us-russia-intelligence.html)

    • August 11, 2020 at 11:15 am

      “The options faced by the intelligence community during Trump’s presidency have been stark:
      avoid infuriating the president but compromise the agencies’ ostensible independence,
      or assert that independence and find yourself replaced with a more sycophantic alternative.”

  57. August 11, 2020 at 11:17 am

    This is why it is NOT enough for the House to just pass a bill and send to Senate.

    NOT enough for Speaker Pelosi to mention at pressers and interviews.

    Activists should have staged daily protests at GOP senator’s homes and state office locations. HINT: It’s not too late to do so. Senate needs to bring up the HEROS act for an up or down vote. McConnel won’t do it without pressure…

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  61. 94 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 11:28 am

  62. 95 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 11:29 am

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  65. 98 marleysperson
    August 11, 2020 at 11:39 am

    The essence.

  66. August 11, 2020 at 11:48 am

  67. August 11, 2020 at 11:49 am

    ICYMI…

  68. 101 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 11:53 am

  69. 102 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 11:53 am

  70. 103 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Primary runoffs in Georgia today. I voted during the early voting period.

  71. 104 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 11:56 am

  72. August 11, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Maddow:
    “The President bending the Intelligence Agencies to say what he wants said:
    To present what appears to be intelligence information, but to present it in a way that looks the best for him.
    And that omits things that look really bad for him. At his insistence.
    In Robert Draper’s reporting, not one, but two Directors of National Intelligence have been fired shortly after they told too much of the truth about Russia trying to keep him in power. In Dan Coats’s case, he would not change that estimate in the National Intelligence estimate. In Maguire’s case, his Deputy told the truth about what Russia is doing to re-elect Trump in 2020. In both cases soon thereafter, they had to unexpectedly get out. In Maguire’s case he tried to cow-tow to Trump in other ways. He tried to placate him in other ways, but it doesn’t matter.
    Bend and compromise the Agency’s independence and find yourself replaced anyway.”

    • August 11, 2020 at 11:58 am

      Maddow:
      “Leaders with authoritarian tendencies and designs do tend to get re-elected.
      Whether they can get elected in the first place is one thing. Once they’ve got the reigns of power, they will use the reigns of that power to hold on and not leave. Authoritarian leaders tend to get re-elected because they are willing to improperly use the power of the government controlled to keep themselves in power. That is true as a general principle. There’s no reason to believe that any country is immune from that.”

    • August 11, 2020 at 11:59 am

      Maddow:
      “We believed heading into this presidency that the most potent, the most grave parts of our Government, the really serious parts of our Government, the parts of our Government where abuse of those elements of our Government could be catastrophic for our democracy. We came into all this thinking that those institutions had enough internal strength, a strong enough internal culture, they had enough internal protections, they had enough strong-minded and brave career professionals in them that efforts to corrupt them would fail. They could never be rotted on purpose and turned toward the political designs of a President with authoritarian intentions. That’s what we thought we had. Turns out this was not an idle test. This is our country now.”

  73. 108 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 11:56 am

  74. 109 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    This is my Rep in the Georgia State House!

  75. August 11, 2020 at 12:02 pm

  76. 111 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 12:02 pm

  77. 112 marleysperson
    August 11, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Ignorance is poison. NSFW. Trash mouth alert

  78. August 11, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Joe’s granddaughter.

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  82. 118 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 12:17 pm

  83. 119 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 12:17 pm

  84. August 11, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    “Robert Draper, writer at large for the New York Times Magazine, talks with Rachel Maddow about his latest reporting on how U.S. intelligence officials have learned to tailor their reports to better suit what Donald Trump wants to hear.”

  85. 124 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 12:28 pm

  86. 125 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 12:29 pm

  87. 126 Dudette
    August 11, 2020 at 12:30 pm

  88. August 11, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    imo, we must not at any point forget that Putin requires Trump to lift the Obama sanctions on russian oil.
    Nor that Trump started working on this even prior to his Inauguration. Deals with Exxon and others on that Siberian oil will make Putin perhaps the richest man in the world.


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