Take A Stand

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  1. October 12, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    NW thank you being here with us.

  2. October 12, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks Obama!!
    The ACA is a godsend to millions…
    “The Far-Reaching Benefits of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion”
    “So far, 34 states (including Washington, D.C.) have expanded Medicaid coverage to low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Three more states — Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah — will expand in 2020 as a result of voter-approved ballot initiatives.”
    See research summary of ACA Medicad Expansion improving access to Care, Health, Financial Security, as
    well as infographic: (https://www.cbpp.org/research/health/chart-book-the-far-reaching-benefits-of-the-affordable-care-acts-medicaid)

  3. October 12, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Call your Senators about this flagrant disregard for our opinion in forcing the confirmation process for Judge ACB before Inauguration! This may well be another superspreader event. Stay well, Kamala, and Democrats!

  4. 7 nena20409
    October 12, 2020 at 3:29 pm

  5. 8 jer44
    October 12, 2020 at 3:56 pm

  6. 9 jer44
    October 12, 2020 at 3:59 pm

  7. 10 nena20409
    October 12, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    108yrs old.🙏🕯🙏
    My her Memory Continues to be a Blessing for her Family Members.

  8. October 12, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Speaker Pelosi yesterday:
    “Dear Colleague: Update on Coronavirus Relief Negotiations and the Need for our Strategic, Science-Based Plan to Crush the Virus.”
    “Unfortunately, the Trump Administration proposal does not meet the health needs of this crisis:
    Total Funding:
    The Administration has offered what seems to be about $45 billion in new money,
    which is only about 60 percent of what is needed, according to medical experts.
    More importantly, it is not spent strategically.
    It delays funding to states unless they enter into compacts that require legislative action by each participating state. Mandatory compacts are a recipe for delay when the country must move forward with a national plan as soon as possible.
    The definitions for community spread and rate of transmission under the Trump Administration are too low. They are one-tenth of what needs to be recognized to stop the continuing spread of the virus at unacceptable rates.
    Territories and Tribal Communities:
    Unacceptably, the Trump plan offers no support for territories and very minimal support for tribes.
    Communities of Color:
    Cruelly, nothing to address inequities in COVID incidence and impact on communities of color.
    National Plan:
    Tragically, the Trump Administration has no national plan for testing, tracing, and treatment.
    It is hard to understand who is shaping their approach, which to date has been a miserable and deadly failure.
    Until these serious issues are resolved, we remain at an impasse.”

  9. 12 nena20409
    October 12, 2020 at 4:25 pm

  10. 13 nena20409
    October 12, 2020 at 4:28 pm

  11. 14 jer44
    October 12, 2020 at 4:41 pm

  12. 15 marleysperson
    October 12, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Of course

  13. October 12, 2020 at 5:49 pm

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  16. 20 Don
    October 12, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Early voting starts tomorrow in Texas and I can’t wait to get up and go cast my ballot for Joe & Kamala. And I hope one of those poll watchers try to say some shit to me, I swear to god I hope they do.

  17. October 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm

  18. October 12, 2020 at 6:39 pm

  19. 26 jer44
    October 12, 2020 at 6:39 pm

  20. 27 jer44
    October 12, 2020 at 6:57 pm

  21. 28 jer44
    October 12, 2020 at 7:06 pm

  22. 29 jer44
    October 12, 2020 at 7:15 pm

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  24. 32 jer44
    October 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm

  25. 33 jer44
    October 12, 2020 at 7:39 pm

  26. 34 pkayden
    October 12, 2020 at 8:42 pm

  27. 35 pkayden
    October 12, 2020 at 9:21 pm

  28. 36 jer44
    October 12, 2020 at 9:30 pm

  29. 37 pkayden
    October 12, 2020 at 9:37 pm

  30. 39 lmcae72
    October 12, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Sad how the protest songs of the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s are still relevant and true today; “Heaven help us All” by Stevie Wonder, “What’s going On” by Marvin Gay and “Wake up Everybody” by Teddy Pendergrass to name a few that I have been listening to for comfort and inspiration these days . I lived through all of the turmoil: polio, political assassinations, war, war, and more war; marches and protests; few victories followed by even worse oppression. At the beginning of the Obama years I said that we were at the beginning of a Golden Age, but it all turned to dust. I feel that we can be victorious, but 2020 being what it is, I am also preparing myself mentally for a different outcome. I was literally sick for most of 2017 because of the state of the country and its politics but I refuse to give in to that type of mental and emotional anguish that negatively affected my health. However, because I have some understanding of history, I know that even the most powerful, those who were thought unassailable all met their ignominious ends, I know that the current state of affairs will end. My prayer is that it is sooner rather than later.

  31. October 12, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    No words…

  32. 43 pkayden
    October 12, 2020 at 10:11 pm

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  34. 49 pkayden
    October 12, 2020 at 10:48 pm

  35. 51 pkayden
    October 12, 2020 at 10:56 pm

  36. 52 pkayden
    October 12, 2020 at 11:16 pm

  37. 53 marleysperson
    October 12, 2020 at 11:40 pm

  38. October 12, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Goodnight TOD.

    • 56 marleysperson
      October 13, 2020 at 12:04 am

      Thank you, Bobfr. Whoever said these words and made those threats of harm needs to have justice served

  39. 57 marleysperson
    October 13, 2020 at 12:08 am

    Know this. Save this

  40. 58 todjey
    October 13, 2020 at 1:09 am

    Just read a post at DU that Senator Gary Peters – Michigan is not polling well. Leading the R nominee by 1.


  41. 59 marleysperson
    October 13, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Morning everyone

  42. 61 pkayden
    October 13, 2020 at 8:47 am

  43. 64 marleysperson
    October 13, 2020 at 9:31 am

    3 Weeks from TODAY!!

  44. 65 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Good Morning! If you haven’t already, make your plan to VOTE!

  45. 70 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 9:36 am

  46. 71 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 9:36 am

    It’s now or never!

  47. 72 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 9:38 am

  48. 73 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Missed this guy.

  49. 74 marleysperson
    October 13, 2020 at 9:40 am

    And the stupid sheeple cheer. 3 weeks people. The damn nightmare can end in 3 weeks. VOTE

  50. 75 jer44
    October 13, 2020 at 9:49 am

  51. 76 marleysperson
    October 13, 2020 at 9:56 am

  52. 77 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 10:35 am

  53. 78 jer44
    October 13, 2020 at 10:41 am

  54. 79 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 11:01 am

  55. 80 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 11:01 am

  56. 81 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 11:02 am

  57. 82 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Accidentally cut, you say. Uh huh.

  58. 84 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 11:05 am

  59. 85 jer44
    October 13, 2020 at 11:13 am

  60. 86 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 11:16 am

  61. 87 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Ain’t a damn thing funny

  62. 88 Dudette
    October 13, 2020 at 11:17 am

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  64. October 13, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Malcolm Kenyatta, PA State Representative:
    “Trump Doing Everything In His Power ‘To Disrupt The Vote’”
    “Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta says even after the Trump campaign faced a legal defeat over voter access, state Republicans are still working to make it more difficult to cast a ballot ahead of Election Day. He tells Lawrence O’Donnell it’s the latest in Donald Trump’s career of ”frivolous litigation,” and now “the latest scam is trying to commit fraud against our democracy.”

  65. October 13, 2020 at 11:39 am

  66. October 13, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    This brings me pure joy!

  67. 93 pkayden
    October 13, 2020 at 12:19 pm

  68. 94 No Child Left Behind
    October 13, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    PBS NewsHour
    A group of prominent Christians from both sides of the aisle, including a past faith adviser to former President Obama, is forming a political action committee designed to chip away at Christian support for President Trump.

  69. October 13, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Repeating the same lie last weekend to his non-socially distanced, mostly unmasked campaign event at the White House, Trump told his supporters that the virus “is disappearing”.
    Rachel Maddow:
    “We appear to be heading into a 3rd peak…once again we are topping 50,000 new cases (per day),
    which puts us back to the bad old days of where we were in the late spring. Over the past week, the 7 day rolling average for new cases reached new record highs in more than a dozen states:
    Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. They’ve all had new case numbers within the past week….
    North Dakota has been going up rapidly and with increasing speed since the early part of July. Last month alone over the month of September, the state of North Dakota saw an 80% rise in cases in one month. Today for a 5th straight day, the state hit a record number of new cases. There’s no statewide mask requirement in North Dakota. The republican governor there is up for re-election and he keeps saying publicly that North Dakotans wouldn’t follow a mask requirement even if he instituted one – so he’s not going to bother. The state has been through 3 state health directors in the past 4 months. This is as the state has developed into the fastest growing epidemic in the country…the last state health director lasted only two weeks before he quit.”

    • October 13, 2020 at 1:08 pm

      The site will not print the stats on ND but am determined to put up the video.

    • October 13, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      “Covid Spike, Looming Flu Season, Staff Shortages: Hospitals Feel Pressure In North Dakota”
      “Renae Moch, public health director for Bismarck, North Dakota, talks with Rachel Maddow about the struggle hospitals are facing with a surge in new coronavirus cases, flu season about to begin and staffing concerns as the number of ICU beds dwindle.”

  70. 98 nena20409
    October 13, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Good Morning TODville Community.🥁📯🎺🎶🎸💙💜🤎🖤❤💛🧡
    I’ve been suspended on Twitter before…But Today, I was bcz I had Tweeted to Ben Sasse to Go Directly to a Fiery Blaze for his Lies. I’m proud that I did that. Liars drive me bonkers.
    Oh, well.
    I’ve refused to take the tweet down.

  71. 101 marleysperson
    October 13, 2020 at 1:13 pm

  72. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    October 13, 2020 at 1:26 pm

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  75. October 13, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    • October 13, 2020 at 2:15 pm

  76. 108 pkayden
    October 13, 2020 at 2:16 pm

  77. October 13, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Senator Cory Booker, Judiciary Committee, and this week in-person at the Barrett hearings,
    speaks to Chris Hayes:
    Senator Booker:
    “It’s part of the Republican platform to get rid of the Affordable Care Act.
    President Trump EXPLICITLY SAID that he would not put someone on the Court, unless they were willing to ‘do the right thing and get rid of the Affordable Care Act’. His words. So this is not something we’re pulling out of thin air. This is what they (republicans) have told us time and time again. And not only have they told us, it’s their actions. They came at the Affordable Care Act, one of the first thing out of the gate when Donald Trump was elected. If it wasn’t for three republicans getting morally swayed by all those Americans, 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, 20 million Americans who would lose their healthcare insurance from the fall of the ACA immediately and more. If it wasn’t for those three republicans we would have lost it. But they have continued to work it. And now, they are rushing this through in order to get Amy Coney Barrett seated by the time the oral arguments are heard. November 10th is the day when they want to get her seated by, so that she can rule against the Affordable Care Act.”

    • October 13, 2020 at 2:59 pm

      Hayes: “What was it like to be there…what is the tension between the meat and potatoes arguments about the ACA, and process arguments about how insane this entire undertaking is?”
      Senator Booker:
      “Well to say that this is surreal is an understatement. We are in the middle of a global pandemic. You just were talking about cases on the rise. Mitch McConnell decided that it was not safe enough for the Senate to return. So he left the Senate in recess for a while, while he is still going ahead with the hearing. In which two republicans, because of a super-spreader event, have already gotten COVID-19! And so you’re sitting there in a mask in a closed room for hours on end with a lot of staffers, a lot of support staff, going through something that we know is ahistoric. It’s never happened before. The only time a Supreme Court Justice has died this close to an election was when Lincoln was President of the United States. And what did he do? Nothing. He did not put someone up. So the whole process is broken. Especially as Lindsey Graham sits there, and it wasn’t that many months ago that he said he would not be doing this, and to use his words against him. So the whole thing, it has the air of absolute illegitimacy. There is a perilousness to it of us sitting there. We are in the midst of an election in which millions of people have already voted.
      This is just wrong every which way you look at it, and most certainly not normal.”

    • October 13, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      Hayes: “As someone on the Committee, what’s your goal for this undertaking?”
      Senator Booker:
      “The first time they came after the ACA I was very surprised by John McCain.
      I did not think that he would be swayed. But remember, there were thousands of Americans speaking out that morally swayed 3 of the republicans to stop them from tearing down the ACA in the first place. So I’m not going to give up the hope that (only) one of the Committee members on the republican side changes their minds and it doesn’t get out of committee, two on the Senate floor and it doesn’t pass, to join the other two republican senators who already have spoken out against this.So that’s number one.
      But number two is I also want the American people to know plainly what is at stake.
      And I think that’s what you’re going to hear over the next couple days, is number one obviously the Affordable Care Act. We also know Roe v Wade. How do we know that she will overturn Roe v Wade, is because Donald Trump has said that. That he would not nominate a justice that would do anything but overturn it. We have some of my republican colleagues who said they wouldn’t vote for somebody unless they would overturn Roe v Wade. Which means the potential criminalization of abortion.
      It means really that potentially states could pass laws that cause the investigation of miscarriages, to see if they were abortions which they have declared legal. It is a dramatic change and shift in American culture in that way. And this doesn’t even begin to get to the other excuse that will be touched upon, which is the rolling back of Union Rights, of Voting Rights, of Civil Rights, LBGTQ equality, and more.”

  78. October 13, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    “Johnson & Johnson says pausing its coronavirus vaccine trials is ‘not at all unusual,’
    as researchers investigate an unexplained illness”
    –Dr. Ashish Jah to O’Donnell:
    “This is reassuring that the process is working”.

  79. October 13, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    “Taking Page From Authoritarians, Trump Turns Power of State Against Political Rivals”

  80. October 13, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    “New action to combat ransomware ahead of U.S. elections”
    “Today we took action
    to disrupt a botnet
    called Trickbot,
    one of the world’s most infamous botnets and prolific distributors of ransomware.
    As the United States government and independent experts have warned,
    ransomware is one of the largest threats to the upcoming elections.
    Adversaries can use ransomware to infect a computer system used to maintain voter rolls or report on election-night results, seizing those systems at a prescribed hour optimized to sow chaos and distrust.
    We disrupted Trickbot through a court order
    we obtained as well as technical action we executed in partnership with telecommunications providers around the world. We have now cut off key infrastructure so those operating Trickbot will no longer be able to initiate new infections or activate ransomware already dropped into computer systems.
    In addition to protecting election infrastructure from ransomware attacks,
    today’s action will protect a wide range of organizations including financial services institutions,
    government agencies, healthcare facilities, businesses and universities
    from the various malware infections Trickbot enabled.
    The Trickbot botnet:
    Trickbot has infected over a million computing devices around the world since late 2016.
    While the exact identity of the operators is unknown, research suggests they serve both nation-states and criminal networks for a variety of objectives.”
    More: (https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/10/12/trickbot-ransomware-cyberthreat-us-elections/)
    –Bravi, bravi.

  81. October 13, 2020 at 4:03 pm

  82. 119 marleysperson
    October 13, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    If you have the time, I can’t think of a better way to spend it right now.


    Early, in person voting began yesterday in Georgia. Sometimes called advanced voting, early voting can help voters avoid crowds or cast their ballot when it’s more convenient for them in the weeks prior to Election Day. Unlike Election Day, Georgia voters do not have to vote at an assigned polling location during early voting.

    For this week’s SPLC Virtual Phone Bank, we will be calling newly registered and other voters of color in Georgia to help them find an early voting location nearest them along with the information they need to cast their vote early.

    Using your own phone in your own home, you can help make sure Georgia voters know about early in-person voting. Our Virtual Phone Bank will provide you with a complete script, the names and phone numbers of voters, and easy-to-follow instructions to record the results of your conversation.

    Register below to join SPLC supporters from across the country to help Georgia voters cast their ballots early in person!

    Georgia Early In-Person Voting Power Hour
    Virtual Phone Bank
    Thursday, Oct. 15
    3-8 p.m. Eastern Time


  83. October 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm

  84. 122 marleysperson
    October 13, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    HAPPY DAY!! 🙂

  85. October 13, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    I wasn`t allowed to say anything until this point, but it’s now okay for me to share that I have volunteered for vaccine trials for Covid-19 that VHI are running in partnership with Temple University Hospital. It’s important that we all do our part to beat this virus.
    The vaccine is the one that has been developed in Russia. I received my first dose yesterday morning at 08:00 am, and I wanted to let you all know that it’s completely safe, with иo side effects whatsoeveя, and that I feelshκι я чувствую себя немного странно и я думаю, что вытащил ослиные уши. чувствую себя немного странно

  86. October 13, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    The MAGAs consider this bullshit “accomplishments!”

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