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Well Earned Congrats


198 Responses to “Well Earned Congrats”


  1. September 18, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Well done Naomi !! Thank you for your inspiration and great spirit.
    thanks NW!

  2. September 18, 2020 at 11:53 am

    “Joy Reid: ‘Absurd And Infuriating’ For Barr To Compare Shutdowns To Slavery”
    “On Attorney General Bill Barr calling the coronavirus lockdowns the greatest intrusion of civil liberties since slavery, Joy responds “Let’s just be clear: 245 years of forced labor, rape, and the breeding, selling, and violent subjugation of human beings is slavery. And nothing, certainly not being asked to cover sneezes in Walmart, comes anywhere close to that.”

  3. 3 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Thread

  4. 4 tnmtngirl1
    September 18, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Hello. Love, love, love those long lines in VA! I know TN will never go for trump, but I want to share a story.

    Wednesday hubby and I needed to go to Costco so we stopped at a small local restaurant for lunch. I had on my Biden button. Walked up to the counter to order and the woman almost accosted me. 🙂 She started talking about Biden and how he HAD to win, she was going to watch the Town Hall and then said, “I want a Biden yard sign. Do you know where I can get one”? Then, another woman walked up and said the same thing. I walked out of there with $20 to go to our headquarters and get them yard signs. (Did that yesterday.) We walked outside to chose a table. Another couple at another table. The young woman looked at me and said: I sure hope your guy wins. Go to Costco and walking out of RR. A Costco employee walks in, sees my button, throws up her hands and says “Biden, he has to win or we are dead. We are dead”!!!!!! Walking to meet up with my husband and as I walked by some woman, I heard “There’s a Biden button.” That all happened in a one hours time. Our headquarters cannot keep Biden/Harris signs. They have gone through 850 signs in the last month.

    I am not out and about much, but I always wear my button and now have magnet on my car. I ALWAYS have at least one comment–positive–either on my button or the magnet.

    • September 18, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      tnmtngirl1 thanks for your superb story.
      -am here picturing ways to give daily updates on national and local COVID-19 cases and how many of us have died – on the back of the car.

    • 6 todjey
      September 18, 2020 at 12:41 pm

      This is really fantastic news. You never know, the ppl of TN might just surprise you with a Biden win.
      Here’s to hoping anyways.

      Maybe they are waking up to, realizing the disaster that he is, and how his enablers allowed him a free rein.

    • September 18, 2020 at 6:42 pm

      This brought absolute joy & hope to my world! And, yes, VA lines were really long for early voting! Yessss! 💞

  5. September 18, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    “At one point, Barr seemingly suggested that the federal response to the pandemic should be guided by politicians and elected officials rather than medical experts and the broader scientific community.” (Politico)
    Barr competes with Trump for biggest whopper: “You know, putting a national lockdown, stay-at-home orders, is like house arrest. It’s — you know, other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history”.

  6. 9 todjey
    September 18, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Good Morning everyone. Thank you NW for keeping this space open for us. Much appreciated.

  7. 10 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 12:59 pm

  8. 11 tnmtngirl1
    September 18, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Ditto to that! Thanks, NW. 💙. I am also hearing from people in various areas of town that there’s many more Biden signs and Dem candidate signs than R. Of course, they don’t feel like they have to put out signs since they know it’s such a red area. However, every election the percentages of Dem votes keep going up. We also learned last night from our county chair that Knox County Dem Party is by far the most active and best organized in the state. Keep in mind that includes Nashville/Davidson County!

  9. 12 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Make this happen, people!!! Make it happen!!!

  10. 13 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Early voting started today in Virginia!

  11. September 18, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    “READ: Judge’s ruling criticizing Trump and DeJoy for USPS changes”
    “Federal Judge Stanley Bastian criticized President Donald Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and issued a nationwide order blocking some recent changes that slowed down mail services.” (CNN)
    Judge directs the Post Office:
    (https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/17/politics/bastian-ruling-trump-dejoy-usps/index.html)

    • September 18, 2020 at 2:15 pm

      “Since that announcement from the Postmaster General that he was going to reverse all these changes,
      we have seen plenty of evidence that the mail has continued to be slow. And specifically that it has been even worse in places that are likely to be hotly contested in this November’s election.” (Maddow)
      Yesterday in a WA state federal courthouse,
      after a two and a half hour hearing, the Judge ruled from the bench right on the spot.”
      Ruling: ”Injunction granted” with strict to-do list for the Post Office.
      Includes: “The states have demonstrated that the defendants are involved in a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the postal service. They have also demonstrated that this attack on the postal service is likely to irreparably harm the states’ ability to administer the 2020 general election.”
      The Judge speaks about backlogs,
      slowing down of ballot delivery,
      possibilities of disenfranchisement,
      and the effect on determining election outcomes.
      = Go back to the way of doing things before DeJoy interfered apparently on orders from the Trump WH. Includes: Put back the sorting machines, restore work hours, and let the court know if you have problems processing election made, the equipment must be replaced.

    • September 18, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      Senator Gary Peters (D-Michigan) released a report “Failure to Deliver”
      (see below) that outlines the nationwide slowdown, the impact of DeJoy’s changes, shows that the worst slowdowns are in parts of the country where the election is expected to be the closest.
      Maddow: “Let me first just get your top line reaction to this nationwide injunction from a federal judge who has been hearing this case from 14 states. Telling the Postal Service they need to reverse these changes immediately.”

    • September 18, 2020 at 2:19 pm

      Senator Peters:
      “Well I applaud the decision. I think it is a very good decision.
      It was clear from the report that we put out this week that there is definitely problems with the delivery of mail. The on time delivery was down dramatically. In fact when you look at when those procedures went in place, and during the 5 weeks following that. We found that roughly 350 million pieces of first-class mail were delayed. You saw significant drops of on time delivery. It’s what I was hearing from the men and women who work every day. Our mail carriers, our letter carriers, our postal workers who are saying that they (DeJoy) are putting policies in place that were slowing down the delivery of mail. Something that they take great pride in, and were concerned. And we looked at the data. The data was very clear that there was definitely a slow down and we still haven’t seen a complete recovery despite some statements made by the Postal Service that they suspended this. We have to vigilant. We have to keep an eye on it. And I think the Judge’s ruling is very helpful to make sure that what Postmaster DeJoy said was going to happen, will actually happen.”

    • September 18, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      Maddow:
      “And Senator Peters, I was struck by the parallel in this case and in the Judge’s ruling about it tonight.
      Not just that these changes have effectuated a slow down as you described: 350 million pieces of first class mail slowed down by these processes. I was also struck by your finding that it seemed to be worse in specific areas. And in areas that seemed particularly worrying given what’s coming up in terms of the November election. Your report found that on time rates fell more than 20 points in Northern Ohio, 19 points in Detroit, 18 points in Central Pennsylvania. Is that just coincidence that these areas that seem to be the hardest hit. A lot of them are areas that are really the bullseye in terms of where this election is going to be contested. Or did you find any other reason that might explain that?”
      Senator Peters:
      “I don’t have a reason. And we were asking that question right from the get-go.
      I heard from thousands of people all across Michigan, who are saying that they are seeing delays in mail that they never experienced before. And so I thought it was important to know, was this widespread? Was it all over the state of Michigan? Was it all over the country? Was it selected areas? As you know Michigan, we are one of THE battleground states, both for the presidential race as well as my race for the Senate. This is going to be a very high profile place.”

    • September 18, 2020 at 2:22 pm

      Senator Peters:
      “And what we found is that the delays in delivery in Michigan were primarily in the greater Detroit area.
      You didn’t see the same kind of delays out state. In fact during the height of it, roughly only 60% of mail was being delivered on time. That means HALF of the mail was delayed. What we’re still trying find out, and we haven’t been able to get this information from the Postal Service, is how long were those delays? Certainly I’ve been hearing from people here in Michigan they were many days. And I’m concerned not just about the Election as important as this is. Mail is critical. Think of prescription drugs, people who rely on having drugs delivered to them on time.”

    • September 18, 2020 at 2:24 pm

      “She ended up suffering a seizure and was hospitalized.”
      Senator Peters:
      “I heard from a Mother whose daughter needed medicine to deal with her epileptic seizures,
      they expected to get the mail in 3 days. It didn’t come, it didn’t come. It was 9 days before it was delivered. Her daughter became fearful that she wouldn’t have the medicine. She started to reduce her dosage. And ended up suffering a seizure and was hospitalized.”

    • September 18, 2020 at 2:25 pm

      Senator Peters:
      “On time delivery for mail is absolutely critical for everybody in Michigan and all across the country.
      And this is simply unacceptable to have these policies put in place by the Postmaster General. He has not provided any data to us, or analysis that went into making these changes. And the broader question is why would you make these kinds of changes when we are in the middle of a PANDEMIC? When mail delivery is absolutely critical for folks. This is not the time to be making these changes, particularly without having analysis to anticipate what the impact would be.”

  12. 23 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    He thinks you won’t remember what he said.

  13. 24 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 2:11 pm

  14. 25 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 2:13 pm

  15. 26 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Y’all saw this, right?

  16. 27 jer44
    September 18, 2020 at 2:25 pm

  17. 28 jer44
    September 18, 2020 at 2:28 pm

  18. 29 whenpamelawandered
    September 18, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Trying to bring over some hope to share, the world is working hard. Most are dedicated to working together! Bear with me while I try to load these links..

    https://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/sections/statements/2020/statement-covid-19-regional-coherence-and-a-spirit-of-collective-support-is-crucial

  19. September 18, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Under the (Doom Administration) Herd Mentality Plan,
    (paraphrazing Joy Reid):
    70% of our population would have to recover from COVID-19,
    231 million of us would have to get infected,
    6.93 million Americans would have to die.

  20. 36 jer44
    September 18, 2020 at 3:21 pm

  21. September 18, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    “What Can I Do?: My Path from Climate Despair to Action”
    by Jane Fonda.
    Jane Fonda speaks with Joy Reid:
    Fonda on Fire Drill Fridays and civil disobedience: ”The only thing that really works”.
    Fonda: “23 million Americans who care about the climate who have never done anything about it because nobody asked them….we’re rousing the Great Unasked.”
    Fonda: “Not only is the state on fire, birds are falling out of the air. Dive bombing.
    Dead into the ground because of the bad air. Talking about it is important. Because if you don’t talk about it you can’t care about it. And if you don’t care you won’t act.”
    Fonda: “And the main thing we have to act about is getting rid of fossil fuels.
    Not all at once. But the scientists and COVID has taught us this. The importance of listening to science, listening to the experts. It says we have to cut fossil fuel emissions in half in 10 years, and that’s really hard. And it’s not going to happen unless there are unprecedented numbers of people demanding it.”

    • September 18, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      Giant thanks to Jane Fonda: “The main thing we have to act about is getting rid of fossil fuels.”
      YES – therein is the ground zero fight.
      Consider the opposition:
      Putin, Exxon, Koch, and their enablers in Congress want to keep fossil fuel$ going ad nauseam,
      no matter how many of us DIE
      or the deadly impact upon Mother Earth.
      It is not confusing.
      –Fossil fuels are the ground zero fight on our hands as a species.

  22. 39 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 3:41 pm

  23. 40 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 3:41 pm

  24. September 18, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Alexandra Kelley:
    “Trump Administration Revokes Reservation Status For Native American Tribe”
    “The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is losing reservation status
    for more than 300 acres in Massachusetts
    under a Trump administration rollback.
    The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe was notified last Friday evening by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs
    that it will rescind its land reservation designation, according to the Associated Press. Additionally, the land will no longer be held in federal trust, meaning that the Mashpee Wampanoag people will no longer have tribal authority over that land. Other benefits that could also be potentially revoked now that the land is no longer a federal trust include housing opportunities for tribal citizens, jurisdiction over natural resources on the land and other protections of tribal culture and “life ways,” according to the U.S. Department of the Interior.”
    (https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/equality/490362-federal-bureau-revoking-reservation-status-for)

  25. 43 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 3:50 pm

  26. 44 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 3:51 pm

  27. 45 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    • September 18, 2020 at 6:58 pm

      fab musical interludes….Sen Klobuchar seriously shines and I know very well the story she is telling about mines, unions. She mentions the Obama-Biden duo addressed Chinese steel dumping – must learn more.
      Here’s Joe and he looks great…talking on union apprenticeship programs. Look fwd to seeing every bit of the rest of this…impressive Biden events indeed.

  28. 48 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    He thinks Puerto Ricans are stupid

  29. 49 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Rightfully so

  30. 50 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Thread. We aren’t safe with them there. Hijacking the CDC

  31. 52 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    🗣🚨🗣🚨

  32. 53 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 5:35 pm

  33. 54 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 5:36 pm

  34. 55 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 5:39 pm

  35. September 18, 2020 at 5:41 pm

  36. September 18, 2020 at 5:42 pm

  37. September 18, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Pennsylvania does not begin processing and counting mail-in/absentee ballots until 7AM on Election Day. Most states don’t begin count until Election Day. [https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-16-when-absentee-mail-ballot-processing-and-counting-can-begin.aspx]

    Knowing that there will be a large increase in absentee/mail-in voting this election, it would seem that states would allow for counts to begin prior to Election Day with the stipulation that results cannot be revealed until after the polls close. Otherwise, I hope they have the staffing in place to have a timely turn-around.

  38. September 18, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    I remember that I was late for work waiting to hear the announcement…

  39. 60 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    National Black Voter Day

  40. 61 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Yay Frankie Beverly!

  41. September 18, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    After an onslaught of criticism from student groups and local politicians for canceling in-person voting but allowing football this fall, the University of Georgia changed direction Thursday, announcing it would offer election officials the use of their basketball arena for students to vote.

    According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, in order for early voting to take place, the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections had to sign on. The board of elections confirmed to CNN that it was working with UGA staff to try to work out the on-campus voting situation, and the university confirmed the on-campus location was approved.

    =====

    Also, Georgia Tech

    Georgia Tech’s Tech’s McCamish Pavilion will be used as a polling location for the coming election cycle, the school announced Friday. It will serve as a polling location for the coming general election, with early voting conducted from Oct. 21-23 and Election Day on Nov. 3. If necessary, McCamish Pavilion also will be a polling location for runoff elections Dec. 1 and Jan. 5.

  42. 63 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 6:18 pm

  43. 64 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 6:19 pm

  44. 65 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Good Evening, TODbots.
    Thanks, NW for Keeping this oasis going…Obrigada🙌😍🙌❣

  45. September 18, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Ugh!!!!!!

    The department did not say why it was allowing barely one additional week of comment, when the incorrect address was apparently posted until near the end of the full 30-day comment period.

    The correct email address to comment on the Georgia proposal is stateinnovationwaivers@cms.hhs.gov . The department asks that people write “Georgia Section 1332 waiver comments” in the subject line of the email.

    =====

    Critics say it could result in up to 100,000 Georgians winding up without health insurance. The Kemp administration counters that it would add perhaps 25,000 Georgians to the insured rolls.

    Under Kemp’s proposal, all those insurance plans and subsidies would still be available to Georgians. But when people try to go to healthcare.gov they’d be diverted and given contact information for private industry sellers. Those might be the insurance companies themselves, or private agents or brokers. The Kemp administration has not yet confirmed which.

    Kemp and his aides believe coverage would increase because people would have more choices and because private companies would work harder to sign people up. Critics contend that private agents have an incentive—a bigger fee—to sell weak plans to people who don’t understand the market.

  46. September 18, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    …but Climate Change is a hoax…

  47. September 18, 2020 at 6:36 pm

  48. 69 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 6:45 pm

  49. 71 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 7:08 pm

  50. 72 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    🤔🤔

  51. 73 jer44
    September 18, 2020 at 7:28 pm

  52. 74 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    RBG has died.

  53. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    September 18, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    So very, very sorry to hear that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away, at age 87. May she rest in peace.

  54. 76 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 7:36 pm

  55. 80 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 7:40 pm

  56. 84 jer44
    September 18, 2020 at 7:48 pm

  57. September 18, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Am totally bereft! The great RBG has passed! 😪

  58. 86 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 7:50 pm


    #RBG, 💔💔

    🙏🕯🙏
    IMy deepest sympathy to the Ginsburg Family.

  59. 89 jer44
    September 18, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    • 90 No Child Left Behind
      September 18, 2020 at 8:16 pm

      NEW: Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announces she will NOT vote to replace RBG on SCOTUS until after Election Day. “Fair is fair,” she says.

      …. that is until Papa Orange tell her she must.

  60. 91 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    We’ve lost RBG! God rest her soul! I can’t even. 😭😭😭

  61. 92 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm

  62. 93 jer44
    September 18, 2020 at 8:06 pm

  63. September 18, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    RIP RBG

  64. 95 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    I can’t even with this fucking year anymore. My heart goes out to RBG’s family. What an icon for truth and justice… what a tenacious and fearless fighter. Honor her wish. No appointment. If a year was too soon for Obama, 7 weeks is too soon now.

  65. September 18, 2020 at 8:11 pm

  66. September 18, 2020 at 8:14 pm

  67. 103 Dudette
    September 18, 2020 at 8:17 pm

  68. September 18, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    FOCUS.

    Not only is your life on the line, but ANY chance of continuing and expanding the “Promise of America.”

  69. 105 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 8:25 pm

  70. 106 No Child Left Behind
    September 18, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Markos Moulitsas
    If Republicans refuse to follow their own McConnell Rule, about confirming a justice in a presidential election year, then Democrats should, with zero ambiguity, promise to expand the court if they win this November. Expand it to 15.

    • 107 No Child Left Behind
      September 18, 2020 at 8:28 pm

      Jonathan Alter
      I’m sorry to jump from the death of a great American to the politics, but here goes: Schumer should say, “If you ram this through, Mitch, and we win the White House and Senate, we will expand the Supreme Court next year to 11 members on a simple majority vote.”

      • 108 No Child Left Behind
        September 18, 2020 at 8:30 pm

        News: Senator Collins told Jonathin Martin earlier this month in Maine that she would not seat a Supreme Court justice in October.

        “I think that’s too close, I really do,” she said.

        She said she’d also oppose seating a justice in the lame duck if there’s a change in presidents.
        ….

        Not holding my breath here.

        • 109 No Child Left Behind
          September 18, 2020 at 8:32 pm

          Lindsey Graham in 2018 before his conversion to Trumpism: “I’ll tell you this…if an opening comes in the last year of president Trump’s term and the primary process has started we’ll wait to the next election.”

        • September 18, 2020 at 8:37 pm

          That statement ranks right up there with all her expressions of concern. I wouldn’t count on it.

  71. 111 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Rest in Power, Justice Ginsburg. Maybe we can pick up the ball and run with it for you…

  72. 112 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 8:40 pm

  73. 113 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 8:42 pm

  74. 114 No Child Left Behind
    September 18, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    BREAKING: Pres. Trump is expected to put forth a nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat in the coming days, multiple sources close to the president and with direct knowledge of the situation tell ABC News.

    • 115 No Child Left Behind
      September 18, 2020 at 8:53 pm

      Yamiche Alcindor
      Senator McConnell in a new statement on the passing of Justice Ginsburg: “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.” Moscow Mitch will proceed!

  75. 118 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 8:46 pm

  76. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    September 18, 2020 at 8:56 pm

  77. 120 No Child Left Behind
    September 18, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    It’s just too much tonight.

    Good night, TODVille.

  78. 122 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 9:02 pm

  79. September 18, 2020 at 9:15 pm

  80. 124 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 9:21 pm

  81. 126 ggail44
    September 18, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    It’s getting harder to keep standing this year. 💔 RIP RBG

  82. September 18, 2020 at 9:23 pm

  83. 128 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Yes

  84. 129 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 10:12 pm

  85. 130 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Make it a promise, not a threat

  86. 131 nena20409
    September 18, 2020 at 10:49 pm

  87. 132 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 10:53 pm

  88. 133 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    I’m assuming because she was appointed and not elected . This is good

  89. 135 marleysperson
    September 18, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    • 137 vcprezofan2
      September 19, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      Very interesting, Betsy, thanks for sharing. I, for one, particularly like this viewpoint because the author points out that changing court size etc could be blocked in court by the GOPs while this alternative is already in the constitution. These people have got to be stopped somehow! Though I haven’t the least faith in Schumer, I’m so crossing fingers and toes that other Dem leadership in Congress are aware of this option and have the gumption to actually DO something – anything that WORKS – other than talk-talk-talk.

      • 138 vcprezofan2
        September 19, 2020 at 12:52 pm

        Conclusion of article Betsy shared above (and which I also suggest read reading)

        // ……
        But the tit-for-tat of appointing liberal activists isn’t the answer; that just leads to a continuing battle over judicial appointments. The better option is to shrink the role of courts and stop permitting them to determine winners and losers in so many of our political disputes. Reining in the role of courts is the best way to kill the incentive that drives both parties to appoint activists to the federal bench. It is also the best way to reduce the Constitution’s excessive interference with democracy at the precise moment that demographics make progressive change a winner at the ballot box.

        It’s important, finally, to grapple with the inevitability that, once established, Congress’s power to rein in the courts through jurisdiction-stripping will be used—and misused—by Republicans as well as by Democrats. Frankly, that downside seems less concerning given how courts have largely stayed on the sidelines while Trump and his Republican enablers have driven our country to the brink of chaos. Courts haven’t stopped Trump’s migrant “family separation” policy. Courts haven’t yet forced Donald Trump or his underlings to cooperate with Congress’s subpoenas and likely won’t before the election. Nor are courts likely to stop Donald Trump from undermining the postal service in an effort to cheat his way to a win in November.

        To put it bluntly, we tend to overrate the role of federal courts in protecting us from the possibility of bad things happening. And we tend to underrate how much our long-running American tendency to turn our deepest political disagreements into legal disputes drains the energy out of our democracy. The surest protection in the long term is a citizenry that works both to strengthen democracy and to leaven it with decency. We can’t sub-contract that job to judges, even to good ones—and certainly not to the judiciary that Donald Trump has made.””

        https://newrepublic.com/article/158992/biden-trump-supreme-court-2020-jurisdiction-stripping

  90. 140 marleysperson
    September 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

  91. 141 jacquelineoboomer
    September 19, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Good for Joe.

    • 142 todjey
      September 19, 2020 at 1:41 am

      I have nothing nice to say about Moscow Mitch, absolutely nothing. I think he is despicable.

      The fact that the state of Kentucky sent the two _ (feel free to fill in the blank) to the Senate is more than disappointing.

      Now would be a good time for KFC to drop the K for Kentucky and call their product Colonel Fried Chicken or something.

  92. 143 todjey
    September 19, 2020 at 1:24 am

    Rest in eternal peace Justice Ginsburg.

  93. 144 marleysperson
    September 19, 2020 at 2:18 am

    • September 19, 2020 at 9:05 am

      Yesterday We mourned the death of Justice Ginsburg…but Today we must do as Speaker Pelosi says.. Don’t Agonize….Organize…

      Biden has to stay on point…he can add the SCOTUS message to his message…but he has to stay focused…On the Virus and how Trump is just letting us die..because he is in over his head…Health care…and climate change/Economy….Racial Justice

      it is NOW on us #WeThePeople..to take this fight to the Senate Republicans and hold them accountable for their words when they Obstructed Pres Obama from his Constitutional Duty of filling a Supreme Court vacancy…

      As Indivisible has shown us …When We Fight we can win….

  94. 146 jer44
    September 19, 2020 at 8:24 am

  95. September 19, 2020 at 9:11 am

    This is from Dan Pfeiffer’s newsletter called the “Message Box”

    More strategy…

    Push Vulnerable Republican Senators: It only takes four Republicans to stop Trump and McConnell from filling the seat. There are more than four vulnerable Republicans up for reelection in less than two months. Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, Thom Thillis, Martha McSally, Joni Ernst, Corey Gardner and the others need to be under maximum pressure to abide by the principle they all supported four years ago. Collins and Graham are already on record saying they would not fill a Supreme Court vacancy in this situation. They have a choice: be people of their word or do Trump’s bidding. Pressure can be applied through socially distanced, masked protests, phone calls and emails to their offices, and ads from Super PACs and other groups.

  96. September 19, 2020 at 9:18 am

    WOKE UP THIS MORNING WITH MY MIND ON FREEDOM

  97. September 19, 2020 at 10:03 am

  98. 158 todjey
    September 19, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Is there a way to check your vote, if it was changed or counted?

  99. 160 Dudette
    September 19, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Glad to still be here. Glad you all are too! Love you Family! 😘❤️

  100. 179 jer44
    September 19, 2020 at 10:51 am

  101. 180 marleysperson
    September 19, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Morning everyone. I certainly hope so.

  102. 181 marleysperson
    September 19, 2020 at 11:01 am

  103. 182 jer44
    September 19, 2020 at 11:10 am

  104. 183 jer44
    September 19, 2020 at 11:16 am

  105. 184 jer44
    September 19, 2020 at 11:18 am

  106. 185 jer44
    September 19, 2020 at 11:27 am

    • September 19, 2020 at 12:11 pm

      For them, “pro-life” is selective. They make a big deal about life *before* birth, but seem to care nothing about life *after* birth as indicated by their views and actions on healthcare, gun control, climate change, fair wages, medicare/social security, human rights, racism, immigration, etc.

  107. 187 jacquelineoboomer
    September 19, 2020 at 11:27 am

  108. 188 jer44
    September 19, 2020 at 11:41 am

  109. 189 ggail44
    September 19, 2020 at 11:55 am

    And if we hadn’t been dealt several blows, we in my SoCal area had a 4.6 earthquake last night. 😳

  110. 193 ggail44
    September 19, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Happy Birthday to our wonderful Dudette 💃🏽👋🏾👋🏾👋🏾🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹❤️
    Wishing you love, laughter, music and good health
    You Rock sis’ 😘

  111. September 19, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Happy McBirthday Dudette! you’re so fab.
    birthday hugs

  112. September 19, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Next glass* of wine is on me, Dudette!

    * or two…..or….

  113. 198 nena20409
    September 19, 2020 at 2:59 pm


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