Shaping Our Communities

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  1. 1 sherijr
    September 4, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you Nerdy.

  2. September 4, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    “The President of Lawlessness.”
    “Joy: Trump runs on law and order, but he breaks the law because ‘he does not care for it.”

  3. September 4, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    “Gerald Ford Rushed Out a Vaccine. It Was a Fiasco.”
    “Trump should keep that in mind as he pushes for a coronavirus shot.”
    “The emergence of Guillain-Barré led the government to suspend and effectively end its mass vaccination effort in December.”

    • September 4, 2020 at 12:42 pm

      “Philip M. Boffey, a science writer at The New York Times,
      summed it up this way in an article headlined “Soft Evidence and Hard Sell.”
      “Has the government acted wisely in launching the swine flu inoculation campaign? Reasonable people may reach conflicting answers. Critics consider the program a waste of money, and a potentially dangerous one at that, while proponents call it sound preventive medicine.
      It’s clear that the scare tactics used to promote the campaign are unwarranted.
      Many participants in the drama have implied that another 1918 disaster is imminent. Health officials used that fear to help sell the program to their political superiors; President Ford used it to pry funding from Congress and to goad the American public to participate, and the media, ever on the lookout for a compelling news angle, repeatedly stressed the 1918 analogy. The result has been confusion and exaggerated fears that interfere with sound judgment.”

  4. 7 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 12:47 pm

  5. September 4, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    “Laurie Garrett, health policy analyst, explains the steps that go into developing a vaccine like the one anticipated to help end the coronavirus crisis, and why Donald Trump’s optimistic autumn timeline does not seem realistic.”

  6. 9 marleysperson
    September 4, 2020 at 12:49 pm

  7. September 4, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    ‘Faces Of COVID’ Twitter Page Puts Human Face On Toll Of Coronavirus”
    Alex Goldstein on why he started @FacesofCOVID: “I really created this effort as a way to affirm that these people were more than a statistic, and that their lives mattered, and that they had dignity, and that it meant something.”
    —Thank you Alex Golstein for the beautiful honoring of our lives. All of life is sacred and precious.

  8. 12 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 1:14 pm

  9. 14 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 1:14 pm

  10. 15 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 1:15 pm

  11. 16 marleysperson
    September 4, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Seeing them all named like this is really something

  12. September 4, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    VP Biden responds to Trump’s remarks.

  13. 20 marleysperson
    September 4, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    What’s this referring to?

  14. September 4, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Mary Trump Shares Family Anecdote Of Trump Disdain For Military Service | Rachel Maddow |

  15. 23 marleysperson
    September 4, 2020 at 1:36 pm

  16. September 4, 2020 at 1:51 pm


  17. September 4, 2020 at 1:57 pm

  18. September 4, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    “Biden Turns Attention Back to Coronavirus and Reopening of School.”
    “The Bidens will speak Wednesday morning with Sylvia Mathews Burwell, a secretary of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama and now the president of American University in Washington; Joshua Sharfstein, the vice dean for public health practice at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative; Linda Darling-Hammond, the president of the California State Board of Education; and INGRID KATZ an infectious-disease physician who oversees the Harvard Global Health Institute’s covid-19 work with a primary focus on schools.”

    • September 4, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      Ingrid Katz, Harvard Global Health Institute, trained in infectious diseases,
      working with the Biden campaign to get our children back in school, speaks with Hayes.
      Hayes: “Are people overly scarred such that we should be having more kids in school than we do?”
      Dr. Katz:
      “This comes down to basic bread and butter pandemic responses.
      We needed and we still need adequate testing across this country. And we need to be able to test as part of a reopening of schools program. And that’s not just diagnostic testing, and diagnostic testing meaning just testing people when they’re symptomatic. We need to be able to test people in a much broader way. Because we know that 40% of the transmissions occur among people who are asymptomatic. And that’s particularly true among children. So we are going to protect these children and protect the adults, that are part of the school system, whether they’re educators or other people involved in the school.
      We absolutely need to be having widely available tests.”

    • September 4, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      Hayes: “So if Joe Biden were the President right now and had the resources at his disposal,
      what would a plan look like for really focusing the nation’s power and governing capacity on getting kids in school as much as possible, as quickly as possible?”
      Dr. Katz:
      “So I think you’re absolutely right that since we’re behind the eight ball here, we have to play catch up.
      And that means a federal, co-ordinated response at the every level. We need a national plan. Right now, counties and states at every level have had to iterate on their own plan. And the virus as we know, doesn’t stop at a state border. It crosses from community to community. And outbreaks can happen so quickly. We’ve seen how contagious this virus is. So a plan that would work well would be a national, co-ordinated response using all of the resources that a federal government can put behind an opening like this. Because this is the critical piece to helping our economy get back on its feet. And to helping ensure that our children get educated, which is such a critical piece of this moment.”

    • September 4, 2020 at 2:07 pm

      Hayes: “..I just read about a private school in New York that signed a very expensive contract with the testing apparatus, so they could do rapid-fire tests to get people in the school. We know that the data we have shows inequities between children from lower income households in terms of their attainment, declined more than affluent households during the quarantine. This is an enormous, enormous problem for the whole country that we’re seeing right now.”
      Dr. Katz:
      “Absolutely. It’s a huge issue of equity.
      And we’re talking about the digital divide, we’re talking about exacerbating food insecurity. And we’re talking about prolonged periods where caregivers cannot go back to work because they’re caring for their children at home. It’s a huge issue of disparities. And you’re right that wealthier schools are able to pay for things like testing for their staff and students. And of course it also comes down to the infrastructures that schools have to keep their whole communities safe. And that means … students, that means social distancing, and that means of course abundant masks for children and their educators to have available.”

  19. 32 jer44
    September 4, 2020 at 2:32 pm

  20. 33 nena20409
    September 4, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODBots.
    Thank you, NW.🙏💪🙌🤗😍🤗🙌💪🙏

  21. 37 nena20409
    September 4, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    I’m still looking for the Full Presser by VP Biden.

  22. September 4, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    “I’m one of the pilots that got shot down. Our Commander-in-Chief thinks that makes me a loser.
    He thinks the many friends I lost & soldiers I medevac’d were suckers.
    This is disgraceful. @realDonaldTrump is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief.”
    (MJ Hager tweet)

  23. 41 nena20409
    September 4, 2020 at 3:43 pm

  24. September 4, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Why won’t this site post up an interview with M.J. Hager?

  25. September 4, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Ms. Hager is thus someone Trump derides as a “sucker” and a “loser”.
    Hager to Maddow:
    “Thank you Rachel. It’s not easy to hear, to speak on TV after hearing these things frankly. I’m having a very physical and visceral response to the reporting. Because as a medevac pilot, I medevaced so many wounded, and dying, and dead patriots that have served this country. Both Republicans and Democrats – by the way.
    This isn’t a political thing for me. This is about when our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line, when we put our lives on the line. We can only do so with a clear mind on the mission, because we’re trusting the people who put us there. And so for me this is not about politics – I would be calling out a democrat who said the same things. I’ve never heard ANYONE democrat or republican, say these types of things. But I think it’s especially critical when we’re talking about a Commander In Chief who has deploying troops at his fingertips.

    • September 4, 2020 at 3:50 pm

      “It does put into context stories about things like stories about Russian bounties, and some of the foreign policy decisions. Like gutting the State Department, which is the frontline of military defense. Robbing from the military budget to build a border wall. So it does put some of these things into context.”

    • September 4, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      “But it sounds to me like a highly insecure person.
      Maybe it’s because I have toddlers. And so I’ve grown to understand how to recognize a bully and understand the deep level of insecurity that creates a bully. That’s what this sounds like to me. It’s somebody who is damn lucky that those of us who have put the uniform on to sacrifice for this country, have done so. Because that puts him in a position to have the freedom to make these types of statements. And the men in women in uniform will fight and die for his right to express his opinion? All we ask is that the people who send us into harm’s way are doing so with a clear mind and a true heart, and are doing it as a last resort. And are doing with a respect for the sacrifices that we make.”

    • September 4, 2020 at 3:52 pm

      “The profound disrespect specifically for the sacrifice, is the thing that I can’t get over here.
      And Jeffrey Goldberg is a very good reporter. He says that he has 4 sources who heard the president say: “Why should I go to that cemetery? It is filled with losers.” Four sources in a separate conversation on the same trip heard the president refer to the more than 1800 marines who lost their lives at Bellau Wood, refer to them as “SUCKERS” for getting killed. And I know you say that this is not political and you would be equally critical of any democrat or republican who said things like this. I’ve just never heard a human being say things like this, in any context. The idea that the specific act of, like you, being wounded while serving your country. Or, god forbid, dying while serving your country – that makes you less, that makes you repulsive, that makes you unworthy of respect. This is completely foreign to any idea of human empathy, but also the range of emotion I can understand. Have you ever heard anything like it before?”

    • September 4, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      “I feel that we should be asking a psychologist where this comes from frankly.
      I think that it’s projection. I think that he’s been so rejected. We’ve seen him attacking transgender troops who are trying to serve our country, and acting like they’re not good enough. And I say that it has to come from a place where he knows he’s not good enough. He would never make it as a pilot. He would never make it shot down behind enemy lines. I won’t go into the details of the things that I think he would do under duress. But I will say that even though it isn’t political, you’ve mentioned something critical in your reporting which is that, and Goldberg did in his reporting, that he’s gotten away with it! He hasn’t been held accountable. Who is there to hold him accountable? It’s us Rachel. This is on US. This is a call to action for every patriot across the country to answer the call for god’s sake! And do something about this. Not only to vote, but to bring 5 people with you to vote. To volunteer for campaigns. To make your voices heard.”

    • September 4, 2020 at 3:54 pm

      “We in the military are trained not to make our politics heard because we have to serve multiple parties, commanders in-chiefs. So it’s pretty extraordinary for generals to be speaking out. It’s difficult for me to run for office and make my politics known, because it’s going against years of training to keep my mouth shut about such things. But the time is now to stand up for the next generation putting on the uniform. And if we don’t send a resounding message that this is unacceptable and we send that message at the polls, we’re going to see that this is not going to be unique. Right now I can’t think of anyone else that’s done this. But if he gets away with this, we’re going to see more examples of this, I believe.”

    • 55 Dudette
      September 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

      Got your back brp!
      Here it is!

  26. 56 nena20409
    September 4, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Full Speech by Joe Biden Today.

  27. 57 marleysperson
    September 4, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Let’s hope so. VOTE!!! Your lives depend on it!!

  28. 58 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 3:56 pm

  29. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    September 4, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Tom Nichols, not a Democrat, and a professor from the U.S. Naval War College, just said on MSNBC – relating to trump’s comments about the military and the hot response from Joe Biden …

    “That’s a reminder that Joe Biden, unlike donald trump, is a normal human being. He has normal reactions to things, and normal emotions. I think he spoke for a lot of people with that level of anger, because I think that’s how a normal person reacts to these kinds of monstrous comments.”

    Works for me.

  30. September 4, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Friday is here…as we live and breathe.
    Love to all who mourn, and may their loved ones rest in peace without pain.

  31. 63 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 4:37 pm

  32. 64 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 5:14 pm


  33. 67 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 5:21 pm

  34. 68 marleysperson
    September 4, 2020 at 5:26 pm

  35. 69 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    • 70 Dudette
      September 4, 2020 at 5:50 pm

  36. 71 jer44
    September 4, 2020 at 5:48 pm

  37. 72 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Fox News confirms… (I cannot believe I’m retweeting and sharing this)

  38. 76 jer44
    September 4, 2020 at 5:53 pm

  39. 77 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Dr. Biden is going to be such a great First Lady!

  40. 78 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 6:02 pm

  41. 79 jer44
    September 4, 2020 at 6:07 pm

  42. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    September 4, 2020 at 6:08 pm

  43. 82 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 6:14 pm

  44. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    September 4, 2020 at 6:15 pm

  45. 84 marleysperson
    September 4, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    No doubt the jackass thinks they’re very fine people

  46. 85 todjey
    September 4, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    To think this is the man all of GOP elected officials rallied behind, instead of removing him from office…. what does that say about them? That hate the troops too? Shame on you ol Moscow *itch.

    I think PP’s supporters are a special kind of ppl. They deserve a medal or something but in the mean time I hope they are still donating money to build the wall which Bannon is or was overseeing:)

  47. September 4, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    I think he just blew the make-up off the faces of the other guests.

  48. 87 pkayden
    September 4, 2020 at 7:29 pm

  49. 89 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    I hope he’s wrong, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he is.

    • 90 Dudette
      September 4, 2020 at 7:42 pm

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    September 4, 2020 at 7:51 pm


  52. 93 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 7:53 pm

  53. 94 marleysperson
    September 4, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    He can shove that vaccine. I’m not taking it.

  54. 96 jer44
    September 4, 2020 at 8:18 pm

  55. 97 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 8:25 pm

  56. 98 nena20409
    September 4, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Good Evening…Fox Trying their Propagandistic ways…but Pete is Not having it.

  57. 99 nena20409
    September 4, 2020 at 8:50 pm

  58. 100 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Go Mayor Pete! 👏🏾

  59. 101 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Heh! 😃

  60. 102 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Sully speaks out

  61. 103 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 9:26 pm

  62. 104 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 9:28 pm

  63. 105 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 9:30 pm

  64. 106 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 9:36 pm

  65. 109 Dudette
    September 4, 2020 at 9:37 pm

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  67. 114 marleysperson
    September 4, 2020 at 10:21 pm

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    September 4, 2020 at 10:21 pm

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    September 4, 2020 at 10:21 pm

  70. September 4, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Interesting interview w/ Tom Morello in this article:

    Yahoo Entertainment: Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello: ‘There is a significant section of my audience that freaks the f*** out when I say that I’m Black’.

  71. September 4, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    I’m loving these hits. Keep ’em coming!

    Rachel’s show tonight, segment in 2nd hour of show. Stephanie Wolkoff, ex-BFF of “Slovenia Becky” (aka Virus45-Wife), has receipts! And why she wore that disgusting jacket to tour caged children: “I don’t care, do you”. Ugly.

  72. September 4, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    Note to your calendars: MSNBC, October 9 @ 10:00pm ET (it’s also going to be in theaters Sep 18th) 😷:

    Focus Features documentary on Pete Souza, “The Way I See It”. 💞💃

  73. September 5, 2020 at 2:30 am

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  75. 127 Dudette
    September 5, 2020 at 10:08 am

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    September 5, 2020 at 10:10 am


  77. 129 Dudette
    September 5, 2020 at 10:11 am

  78. 130 Dudette
    September 5, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Bruh from Pentatonix!

  79. September 5, 2020 at 10:34 am

  80. 132 marleysperson
    September 5, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Morning everyone

  81. September 5, 2020 at 10:37 am

    • September 5, 2020 at 11:20 am

      Two young white children explained their food rations to a reporter, shown on tv. A certain amount they were allowed to eat every day and no more. To help their Mom stretch what the little they had across the week. They were thin and frail and so sweet. How that mother must feel. You send money and then wonder if it is received. We need a million Chef Josés, open the doors of all the closed restaurants to the hungry, and McConnell gone, gone, gone, gone.

  82. 135 jer44
    September 5, 2020 at 10:52 am

  83. September 7, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    In June:
    “Serena Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian went on Instagram Live to discuss more in depth on his decision to leave Reddit and urge a black candidate to replace him.”

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