Courage And Compassion

112 Responses to “Courage And Compassion”

  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    October 16, 2020 at 11:26 am

  2. 4 No Child Left Behind
    October 16, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Good morning TODVille.

    Beautiful letter!

  3. October 16, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    “Rudy Giuliani Is My Father.
    Please, Everyone, Vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”
    “I may not be able to change my father’s mind, but together, we can vote this toxic administration out of office.
    Trump and his enablers have used his presidency to stoke the injustice that already permeated our society, taking it to dramatically new, Bond-villain heights. I am a filmmaker in the LGBTQ+ community who tells stories about mental health, sexuality, and other stigmatized issues, and my goal is to humanize people and foster empathy. So I hope you’ll believe me when I say that another Trump term (a term, itself, that makes me cringe) will irrevocably harm the LGBTQ+ community, among many others. His administration asked the Supreme Court to let businesses fire people for being gay or trans, pushed a regulation to let health care providers refuse services to people who are LGTBQ+, and banned trans people from serving their country in the military.”
    (Caroline Giuliani)

    • October 16, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      “Women, immigrants, people with disabilities, and people of color are all also under attack by Trump’s inhumane policies—and by his judicial appointments, including, probably, Amy Coney Barrett.
      Trump’s administration has torn families apart in more ways than I even imagined were possible, from ripping children from their parents at the border to mishandling the coronavirus, which has resulted in over 215,000 in the U.S. dying, many thousands of them without their loved ones near.
      Faced with preventable deaths during a pandemic that Trump downplayed and ignored, rhetoric that has fed deep-seated, systemic racism, and chaos in the White House, it’s no surprise that so many Americans feel as hopeless and overwhelmed as I did growing up. But if we refuse to face our political reality, we don’t stand a chance of changing it.”

    • October 16, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      “But I know what is at stake, and Joe Biden will be everyone’s president if elected.
      If you are planning to cast a symbolic vote or abstain from voting altogether, please reconsider.
      It is more important than ever to avoid complacency. This election is far from over, and if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that anything can happen.” (Caroline Giuliani)

  4. 9 Dudette
    October 16, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    My President is stumping for Democrats everywhere!

  5. 10 Dudette
    October 16, 2020 at 12:51 pm

  6. October 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Fires everywhere. Mr. Kilimanjaro too! 😞

    Reuters: Tanzania deploys helicopter to boost fight to douse Kilimanjaro fires.

  7. 13 jer44
    October 16, 2020 at 1:11 pm

  8. October 16, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Friday smile! 💞 If they wear masks, then shame on the idiots here!

    CNN: This Italian town has just two residents, but they still insist on wearing masks.

  9. 15 jer44
    October 16, 2020 at 1:16 pm

  10. October 16, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse:
    “When David Koch ran for vice president, he campaigned on getting rid of Medicare and Medicaid.
    Imagine his fury when Obamacare passed?
    His groups are spending millions right now on this nomination.
    Republicans in Congress tried and failed to repeal the ACA more than 70 times.
    It’s in the Republican party platform for justices to reverse the ACA decision.
    Trump has over and over said this is his reason. And now, we’re in this mad rush to meet the November 10th argument deadline, and colleagues pretend this isn’t about the ACA. Right.
    The travel of the ACA case leads to one senator’s doorstep.
    In a Politico article yesterday, the senior senator from Texas tried to say that this rush process isn’t targeting the ACA. But look at the record.
    The district judge in Texas who struck down the ACA in the case now headed for the court is a former aide to this senator, who’s become what the Texas Tribune calls the favorite for Texas Republicans seeking big judicial wins like torpedo in the ACA.
    The senior senator from Texas introduced in committee the circuit court judge who wrote the decision on appeal striking down the ACA.”
    “Senator Cornyn has filed brief after brief arguing for striking down the ACA.
    He led the failed Senate charge to repeal the ACA in 2017.
    He said, “I’ve introduced and co-sponsored 27 bills to repeal or defund Obamacare and voted to do so at every opportunity.”
    And now, talking about socialized medicine, the old Republican battle cry against Medicare,
    Senator Cornyn and all of our colleagues on this committee are pushing to get this nominee on by November 10th, the time needed to strike down the Affordable Care Act.
    Please don’t tell us this isn’t about the Affordable Care Act.
    From Cornyn judge to Cornyn judge to this nominee, hop hop hop.
    When Texans lose their ACA healthcare protections, hop, hop, hop to see who’s doorstep that sits on.”
    “Amy Coney Barrett Senate Confirmation Hearing Day 1 Transcript”

  11. 17 marleysperson
    October 16, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Beyond a danger

  12. October 16, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Election theft in 2000:
    “Amy Coney Barrett Knows Exactly What She Did in 2000”
    “The Supreme Court nominee would be the third (!) sitting justice, alongside Brett Kavanaugh and John Roberts, who worked on the Republican side of Bush v. Gore.”
    “That was the greatest and bloodiest politico-legal brawl since the 1800 presidential election.
    Working on the Republican side of it was a terrific career move for ambitious conservative lawyers.
    (How terrific? Two of Barrett’s prospective bench mates on the Supreme Court—Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh—were both members of the Bush legal team.) Are we seriously to believe that Barrett doesn’t remember what work she did during that historical moment?”

  13. October 16, 2020 at 1:33 pm

  14. October 16, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    This story cracked me up. Fake wine? 😂 TGIF!

    The Guardian: Italian police seize 4,000 bottles of counterfeit ‘super Tuscan’ wine.

  15. October 16, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    “Not Only Lies, They Were Dangerous Lies”:
    “Rachel Maddow highlights some of the statements made by Donald Trump at the NBC News town hall
    about the coronavirus that were not only false, but potentially deadly because of the many people who take Trump at his word.”

  16. October 16, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    “Trump Fuels Range Of Conspiracy Theories With Town Hall Answers”
    “Rachel Maddow looks at the many conspiracy theories that Donald Trump entertained without rejecting in an NBC News town hall, from his old stand-by about being spied on by the Obama administration to bizarre ideas about Osama bin Laden to coddling QAnon fantasists.”

  17. 24 nena20409
    October 16, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Biden Is Now the Official 2020 Presidential Election Energizer Pilot Glasses Wearing Bunny…His Everready Batteries take a Licking but Keep On Going…On ONLY ABC Network & drew 13M+ Viewers in the early Nielson Ratings this afternoon.

    The dueling town halls on competing networks crowned an early winner, at least ratings-wise: Early Nielsen ratings estimates declare Joe Biden the victor over Donald Trump.

    The ratings service says 13.9 million viewers tuned into the former VP and Democratic candidate’s town hall on ABC from 8 to 10 EDT Thursday night, moderated by George Stephanopoulos, while 10.7 million watched Savannah Guthrie referee voters’ conversations with President Trump from 8 to 9 EDT on NBC. Another 2.4 million watched Trump in simulcasts on MSNBC and CNBC, but even with those figures added in, Biden’s town hall still beat Trump’s by nearly 1 million viewers.

  18. 25 marleysperson
    October 16, 2020 at 2:14 pm


    • 26 nena20409
      October 16, 2020 at 2:29 pm

      Amendment XV ratified 03Feb1870:
      Section 1.
      The Right of Citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of Race, Color, or Previous condition of Servitude.
      Section 2.
      The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

      When these Judges who claim to be Originalists/Federalists/ or whatever nonsense crappy Hidden Autocrats that they are…The Constitution is CLEAR & they Keep ruling against US Citizens just like the 2000 installation of GWBush. The Nonsense 2013 Gutting of the VRA by Chief Justice Roberts and the horrific result in voter suppression since then.

  19. 27 No Child Left Behind
    October 16, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    U.S. budget deficit breached $3.1 trillion in 2020 as coronavirus pandemic slammed economy, new government data shows

    The federal government’s record-shattering deficit was the result of a huge increase in spending by Congress and the White House to try to prevent the recession from deepening. The White House said the government spent $6.55 trillion in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, nearly double what it brought in through tax revenue.

  20. October 16, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Helluv-an interview that…Governor Cuomo and O’Donnell.
    Felt it over again and again, the torture of leaders living through the COVID-19 devastation, the living hell in the hospitals, those who love and care for us all fending for themselves. How the Trump White House forced cities to compete internationally, with states, and with the Fed itself for essential PPE, ventilators and funding.
    Trump toying with and trying to extort Governor Cuomo as he was working around the clock, reporting on air every day, fighting like hell for thousands of New York lives. While the fake president golfed, refused to announce DPA, or any kind of national strategy (still to this day), took revenge on imaginary enemies, and golfed while we died, and died, and died. No we didn’t imagine Doomsky saying it wasn’t the job of the federal government to take action month after month after month. But he did. We will always remember how he blocked state and local funding even as he dumped all of the responsibility for the tCOVID-19 response upon them.
    —Cuomo’s new book must be riveting: “American Crisis”.

  21. October 16, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    “Hundreds of Native American Treaties Digitized for the First Time”
    “The National Archives
    has scanned more than 300 agreements between the United States and Indigenous tribes”
    “Thanks to a newly completed digitization effort by the U.S. National Archives and the Museum of Indian Arts
    and Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe, researchers and the public now have unprecedented access to hundreds of these critical agreements. The online collection features 374 ratified Indian treaties from the archives’ holdings. According to a blog post, these documents are housed in a specially protected area of the National Archives building and are unavailable for use in the Central Research Room due to their fragility and significance. More than 50 of the treaties are written on large sheets of parchment; several contain drawings, maps and wampum, or decorative beads used as currency in some Native American tribes.”
    —thank you for this doorway into our precious First Nation, ourselves.

  22. October 16, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Friday, 2 more to go.

  23. 33 Dudette
    October 16, 2020 at 4:11 pm

  24. 34 Dudette
    October 16, 2020 at 4:11 pm

  25. 35 No Child Left Behind
    October 16, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    From the born-again John Kelly:

    Former WH COS John Kelly has told friends, about Trump: “The depths of his dishonesty is just astounding to me. The dishonesty, the transactional nature of every relationship, though it’s more pathetic than anything else. He is the most flawed person I have ever met in my life.”

  26. 36 jer44
    October 16, 2020 at 4:18 pm

  27. October 16, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Reminder alert: Pete Souza’s “The Way I See It” on MSNBC tonight @ 10pm ET. 💞💃

  28. 38 No Child Left Behind
    October 16, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    If it’s true, I salute that woman.

    From Touré:
    The woman in red at Trump’s Town Hall who said he was “so handsome when he smiles” is voting for Biden. You’re on crack 2020.

  29. 39 Dudette
    October 16, 2020 at 5:10 pm

  30. 40 pkayden
    October 16, 2020 at 5:20 pm

  31. 41 No Child Left Behind
    October 16, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Another distraction from IQ45, aka, the Dotard.

    The Washington Post
    Supreme Court will review Trump’s attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from calculations for congressional seats

  32. 42 Dudette
    October 16, 2020 at 5:23 pm

  33. 43 Dudette
    October 16, 2020 at 5:24 pm

  34. 46 globalcitizenlinda
    October 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    THE DEED is done – Voted for VP Joe Biden and MVP Kamala Harris;


    • 47 tnmtngirl1
      October 16, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      I just heard on Joy’s show about a business in OH that is printing ballots. I did not know for who or what state. Anyway, it is way behind in the printing and just last week, it had a big Trump flag flying outside its building. Do you know anything about this or can you find out?

      • 48 globalcitizenlinda
        October 17, 2020 at 12:10 am

        Yes, I now do. I read about it but it is about an hour and a half away from where I live.

        In fact I am one of the people whose ballots got messed up.

        They printed the wrong precincts codes on the ballot and had to redo them again.

        I got my first absentee ballot and it was the one with an error. I received a second one with the correct precincts and it is the one I have used.

  35. 49 jer44
    October 16, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    SOON – Joe Biden attends get-out-the-vote event in Detroit

    Also: https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-2

  36. October 16, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Am on tenterhooks tonight…
    10 ET: “Way I See It”.
    –Souza rules!!

  37. 51 No Child Left Behind
    October 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Rudy Giuliani is not a “target of a foreign influence campaign”, he is a foreign influence campaign.

    Michael Cohen confirms Rudy Giuliani is “drunk all the time”

  38. 52 jer44
    October 16, 2020 at 7:01 pm

  39. 53 No Child Left Behind
    October 16, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    NYT editorial: “He cannot solve the nation’s pressing problems because he is the nation’s most pressing problem.”

  40. 54 jer44
    October 16, 2020 at 7:15 pm

  41. 55 jer44
    October 16, 2020 at 7:24 pm

  42. 56 Dudette
    October 16, 2020 at 8:24 pm

  43. October 16, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    An actual Patriotic Family …

  44. October 16, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    • October 17, 2020 at 8:33 am

      My first thought was “Bye Felecia!!!” But then I thought about all the crimes he needs to be punished for. If he left the country, it would be an attempt to avoid jail. I need the satisfaction of seeing him behind bars.

  45. October 16, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    • 64 No Child Left Behind
      October 17, 2020 at 12:19 am

      My given name is Preetinder Bharara. Mouthful. It’s been mispronounced my whole life. But I can tell the goddamn difference between innocent mistake (almost always) and racist bullshit.

  46. October 16, 2020 at 10:15 pm

  47. 66 marleysperson
    October 16, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Anyone else sobbing all the way through the Pete Sousa documentary? Sobbing!!

    • October 16, 2020 at 11:32 pm

      Yes, though I have starry eyes……LOL !!!

      • 68 marleysperson
        October 16, 2020 at 11:49 pm

        I just have missed every minute and have ached for a smart, compassionate and empathetic President, since.

      • 69 marleysperson
        October 16, 2020 at 11:49 pm

        I just have missed every minute and have ached for a smart, compassionate and empathetic President, since.

        • October 17, 2020 at 4:36 am

          • October 17, 2020 at 4:38 am

        • 72 Betsy
          October 17, 2020 at 11:54 am

          The segment on Sandy Hook and the interview with that Dad had me sobbing just in how, even 6 years later, he cried at how President Obama embraced his wife and let her cry on his shoulder. He then said that we need a president who has empathy and it’s dangerous to us, if he doesn’t. I voted for Hillary and last weekend I voted for Joe and Kamala. I am so proud of Democrats who have leaders with empathy. I am so glad for this place where we all loved President Obama and watched him and his administration do the right thing over and over again. We saw most of the photographs, we learned about all the great things his administration did to make life better for Americans and we watched the WH being filled with love, joy and energy. I miss Barack Obama every damn day. I loved Pete’s movie and ended up being able to watch it twice. First, with a friend (in my pod) who was not aware of all that PBO did and couldn’t stop talking throughout the movie comparing “fu*kin Trump” is how she put it with how wonderful Obama had been, so I watched the rerun at 10pm (CA time) with my husband in peace and quiet. Cried many tears.

    • 73 globalcitizenlinda
      October 16, 2020 at 11:52 pm

      Yes, I did … too many tears … but also enjoyed happy times.

      You know I will be watching it again and again.

    • 74 No Child Left Behind
      October 17, 2020 at 12:11 am

      You were not alone. It brought back a time a century ago when the US presidency had decency and meant something; a time when there was an administration who made us proud, a POTUS who was a real leader and who governed as such. Oh, yes, a time where the words “lie” and “liar” were never used in anything related to that two-term President, except, of course, by the disgrace Joe Wilson, king of Tea Party. Sweet memories!

  48. 75 marleysperson
    October 16, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    He needs to go to prison. He needs to die there

  49. 76 globalcitizenlinda
    October 16, 2020 at 11:50 pm


    I just completed watching Mr. Pete Souza’s documentary of the President Obama’s journey in The Way I See It.

    Through it all, I cried and was happy and very many different emotions.

  50. 77 todjey
    October 17, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Amazing documentary. I have it recorded, started watching half-way. But boy did it make me cry.

    I miss the Obamas in the White House.

    Thank you Pete for giving us lots of glimpses into the treasure that is PBO and his family.

    • October 17, 2020 at 12:51 am

      Once upon a time,
      There was a magnificent, brilliant, beautiful family in the White House. And they are with us still.
      A magician by the name of Pete Souza kept all their memories safe for us.
      Mr. Souza thank you for the beauty, truths, historic jewels. We look back with you across the decades >>>.
      Thank you for your talent, dedication, and love.

  51. 79 No Child Left Behind
    October 17, 2020 at 12:20 am

    Infection news before I bid you all good night.

    South Florida Republican congressional candidate Byron Donalds tested positive for the coronavirus shortly before he was set to join Trump at a Fort Meyers rally on Friday afternoon.

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  56. 84 marleysperson
    October 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Morning everyone

  57. 85 marleysperson
    October 17, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Congratulations, NZ!

  58. 86 marleysperson
    October 17, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Oh! Now here’s a thought!

  59. 87 globalcitizenlinda
    October 17, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Good morning family.

    The final two week to push for a new beginning.

    All hands on deck.

    Thank you very much for everyone all are doing to get to victory.

  60. 89 globalcitizenlinda
    October 17, 2020 at 10:42 am

    • 90 globalcitizenlinda
      October 17, 2020 at 10:45 am

      I could not read through this whole story because I do not have subscription.

      If anyone here can access it, could you please share any content you can.

      Thank you very much.

    • 91 jer44
      October 17, 2020 at 11:07 am

      • 92 globalcitizenlinda
        October 17, 2020 at 3:13 pm

        Thank you very much for providing the details of this story.

        Very glad that he got to cast his vote.

        Extremely angry that the vote was not counted.

  61. 93 marleysperson
    October 17, 2020 at 11:09 am


  62. 96 todjey
    October 17, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Morning everyone.

    Have an awesome Saturday.

  63. October 17, 2020 at 12:22 pm

  64. October 17, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    So ole prez fuckface says he might have to leave the country if he loses. As much as he deserves indictment, arrest and booking the second he leaves office, I would be ok with a deal that has him leaving the country permanently with his scumbag-family on 11/15/2020. We would have a caretaker government run by Nancy until Joe and Kamala’s inauguration.

  65. 99 marleysperson
    October 17, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    The rot is everywhere . Just VOTE and the nightmare will end.

    • 100 nena20409
      October 17, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      Good Morning, TODbots…🙏💪🙏💯%❣
      The US Constitution, Amendment XV, Section 1 & 2
      No abridgement to the Rights of US Citizens to cast Votes. It also stipulates that ONLY Congress shall make the laws…This was ratified in Feb of 1870.
      The USA can not keep bragging about Democracy when Individuals, State Party Propaganda Apparatus can easily manipulate & cause much harm by denying, depressing, suppressing and scheming to stop, delay & restrict Citizens their Constitutional rights to VOTE. It’s has gone on for over 200yrs. It is either The Constitution is Legal or Not. One must Never have to fight to Vote when the Constitution is crystal clear.

  66. 101 nena20409
    October 17, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    I DVR’ed The MSNBC show last night.
    I hope to watch it later today.
    Pete Is awesome.

  67. 105 marleysperson
    October 17, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Wonder why that is? Rhetorical question. For sure

    • 106 nena20409
      October 17, 2020 at 1:51 pm

      I always ask the above questions.
      The Founders were smart, but limited due to how life was back in the 1760s.
      The Constitution was written to be amended, a Living document. The OG 13 Colonies didn’t have more than 14M in population combined. The 13 States were relatively equal in Population. Hence 2 Senators for each State made sense. 1 Rep for 30K made perfect sense. Had that stayed…or even when it was amended to 300K, stayed…No way in 2000 & 2016 would GW Bush & Trumpery be possible. Those on the right weaponize the Electoral College. In 1967, Hubert Humphery, a proud Minnesotan & Co; then Dems Controlled the Congress were moving to drop or change the Electoral College. Southern Dems derailed the effort. It is high time that some massive change be implemented or the GOP will continue to cheat & pack the Courts to sustain their minority rule.

  68. 107 nena20409
    October 17, 2020 at 1:39 pm


    How is this a Good Idea? Good Grief.👀👁👁👀

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it has scheduled the first federal execution of a woman in almost 70 years, setting a Dec. 8 date to put to death Lisa Montgomery, convicted of a 2004 murder.

    Montgomery, who was found guilty of strangling a pregnant woman in Missouri, will be executed by lethal injection at U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute, Indiana, the department said in a statement.

    The last woman to be executed by the U.S. government was Bonnie Heady, who was put to death in a gas chamber in Missouri in 1953, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

  69. 108 marleysperson
    October 17, 2020 at 1:48 pm

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  71. 110 Dudette
    October 17, 2020 at 2:06 pm

  72. 111 marleysperson
    October 17, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Don’t believe a damn word they say

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