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President Obama In Miami


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  1. 1 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Good Morning Everyone! 😁
    Thank you Nerdy Wonka! 😘

  2. October 26, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Morning, Dudette! Today is likely to be a dark day with the looming confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to SCOTUS over the objections of voters who have not forgotten Merrick Garland. Keep calling your Senators until it’s over. Make the GOP pay a price at the polls for their raw power grab!

  3. 7 No Child Left Behind
    October 26, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Good Morning TODVille!

    I did my part. I voted early, standing 2h25 min in spite of my lower back pain. I voted from the Biden/Harris spot all the way down ballot!!!

  4. 12 sherijr
    October 26, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Thank you Nerdy – Hola TOD. I too Voted – last friday and my son dropped off both our ballots in our nearest drop box. Both of us of course voted all blue/ all dem. His first presidential election :). Everyone I know have either already voted via mail or will be early voting- in line. All of them – in-laws, everyone voting straight democrats.

    I hope/ believe we have a strategy in place for when trump & repubs use their newly illegally confirmed “justice” to cheat their way to winning this election. Because I do not doubt that is their whole sole goal here.

  5. 15 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 11:49 am

  6. October 26, 2020 at 11:57 am

    When you have a sheriff say that he will not obey an lawful ordinance…what does that tell you…what does that mean…

  7. 19 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm

  8. 20 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 12:01 pm

  9. 21 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 12:01 pm

  10. October 26, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    President Obama in Miami:
    “We literally left this White House a pandemic playbook that showed them how to respond before a virus reached our shores. They must be lost along with the Republican healthcare plan.”
    “Joe understands how much it hurts for grandparents to not be able to see their grandkids or hug each other.
    They understand that you can’t effectively economy moving again as long as people are afraid of getting a disease. He’s not going to screw up testing. He’s not going to call scientists idiots. He’s not going to host a super spreader event at the White House like the way this current president did. So Joe is going to get this pandemic under control with a plan that makes testing free and widely available, which we should have been doing
    months ago.”
    “Republicans love to say right before an election that they’ll protect your preexisting conditions.
    Now listen, Joe and I actually protected them 10 years ago with the Affordable Care Act, which made sure that anybody with a preexisting condition could get health insurance.It protected everybody. It protected folks who already had health insurance. It protected folks who might have to buy health insurance in the future. Hispanics saw the biggest gains in coverage of anybody, almost 93% of Hispanic kids got covered, an all time high. And yet under this administration, Hispanic kids have lost coverage. And throughout this process, when we were getting folks healthcare, Republicans fought us every step of the way. They’ve tried to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare more than 60 times.”
    “We see young people like George, who introduced me, ask us, “Do we not breathe the same air? Do we not bleed the same blood? Do we not deserve safety, belonging, and matter?”
    “Joe Biden has got a plan to create 10 million good jobs in the energy sector,
    in the clean energy sector right here in America. And it’s part of his plan to protect Florida from climate change and secure environmental justice, and he’ll pay for it by rolling back Trump’s tax cuts for billionaires.
    A nation that stands with democracy, not dictators. A nation that can inspire and mobilize others to overcome threats like climate change and terrorism and poverty and disease.”
    Full text: (https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/barack-obama-florida-rally-speech-transcript-for-joe-biden-october-24)

  11. 23 marleysperson
    October 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm

  12. October 26, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    The opioid epidemic killed over 450,000 Americans.
    Purdue Pharma, makers of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin, have been on front page headlines all over the country about the settlement with the Trump Justice Department (days before the election).
    Rachel Maddow:
    “Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to criminal charges for their role in fraudulently marketing
    their super-pain killer that killed so many people.
    The settlement is being crowed about by the Justice Department…
    Purdue Pharma only has to pay $225 million up front, which is a lot of money to people, but not to Purdue. Because Purdue is in bankruptcy and has scores of creditors, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll see anything close to the multibillion dollar kind of payment that they’ve been crowing about. In those bankruptcies, creditors get pennies on the dollar. Members of the Sackler family behind the Purdue company, the states, cities, and individual plaintiffs alleged were instrumental in the company’s crimes.
    The Sackler family and Purdue Pharma executives themselves aren’t going to face any criminal charges
    as humans. Nobody from the Sackler family even had to admit to any wrongdoing as part of this deal. They’ve agreed to pay a multimillion dollar civil fine, but again that’s not much, when you consider that the family has syphoned over $10 Billion out of the company in the years leading up to its convenient bankruptcy filing. However this settlement doesn’t settle or dismiss Purdue’s and the Sacklers’ many state and local lawsuits that are still pending against them, even if the Trump Justice Department decided they were going to end it. The Sacklers aren’t protected against any future state, or even federal, criminal charges. By the looks of it, this federal settlement, as much as the Trump Administration has tried to make this seem like a victory, it seems like it has only energized State Attorneys General even more, and their fight for justice against the opioid epidemic villains.”

    • October 26, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      AG Maura Healey, MA:
      Has pursued her own case against Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers.
      She was the first AG to sue individual members of the Sackler family and her office is set to depose them.
      Maddow: “I was struck by your immediate statement in reaction to the settlement.
      You said “I am not done with Purdue and the Sacklers”. What do you wish the Justice Department had done as part of this settlement? Was a settlement at this point of any kind inappropriate?”
      AG Healey:
      “Well here’s what’s so devastating about this settlement.
      Back in 2006, the Justice Department went after Purdue. And ultimately after hearing testimony from families devastated by this epidemic, they had to deal with Purdue and allowed Purdue to basically, get off the hook. Here we are so many years later, when the Justice Department has a second chance to do it right. But once again they let them off the hook. The way you describe this settlement, this deal, is entirely accurate: There’s no one going to jail. There’s no justice. The Sacklers face no admissions of guilt, let alone wrongdoing, or liability. They’re paying $225 million which is probably 2% of the billions and billions of dollars – I mean estimated to be between $10 billion and $13 billion dollars they took from this company! And Purdue – great you got a guilty plea…against a company that’s already in bankruptcy! So this is not accountability Rachel.”

    • October 26, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      AG Healey:
      “The good news is State AG’s, we’re going to continue to press our state claims in court.
      And we owe that to our families. You know I talked tonight with Emily Walden of Kentucky. I sat with a group of Massachusetts families the other day who were outraged by this deal. And I called Emily tonight because she is one of the organizers for a group (KHRC), that just in August begged the Justice Department to be heard on this. As recently as only last week they hand delivered a letter to Bill Barr’s office saying
      ‘Don’t do this deal’. And you know what? The Justice Department never even responded to them. As a prosecutor, that’s no way to treat a victim. And as you mention, there are more than 450,000 opioid deaths. That number grows every day Rachel. And I just can’t for the life of me understand why the Justice Department cut this deal. And I’ll tell you another thing, my prosecutors are ready to take depositions of the Sackler family, Richard, Mortimer, and Kathe next month. You would think if the Justice Department was truly interested in justice and getting to the bottom of what happened and holding them accountable, they would have sat in for those depositions. We’re going to go forward with those depositions. But you think of the shame Rachel, that our own United States Department of Justice didn’t do its job in this case,
      and the shame on behalf of the families.”

    • 27 Dudette
      October 26, 2020 at 6:51 pm

      450,000 souls 🥺😔

  13. 28 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    PBO’s book is coming soon!

  14. 32 nena20409
    October 26, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODbots👊👏🔵❣No snow forecast M-F, Yes‼
    🎶📯🥁🎺🎹🎸👏👏🥇⭐🏆Dudette❣
    Thanks, Nerdy Wonka🙏💪🙏🤗😍🤩🙇‍♀️😊

  15. 34 nena20409
    October 26, 2020 at 1:14 pm


    Biden on 60 Mins.

  16. 35 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 1:15 pm

  17. 36 jer44
    October 26, 2020 at 1:17 pm

  18. 37 marleysperson
    October 26, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Calling all lawyers that would like to volunteer!! Please share

    https://www.balloon-juice.com/2020/10/26/lets-get-to-work-beto-for-inspiration-live-interview/

  19. 38 jer44
    October 26, 2020 at 1:27 pm

  20. 41 marleysperson
    October 26, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Thread

  21. 42 marleysperson
    October 26, 2020 at 1:39 pm

  22. 43 jer44
    October 26, 2020 at 1:39 pm

  23. 44 jer44
    October 26, 2020 at 1:48 pm

  24. 46 pkayden
    October 26, 2020 at 2:04 pm

  25. October 26, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    • October 26, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      tirelessly working to suppress the Democratic vote..by restricting ballots..they are introducing the case again..because Donald Trump has intalled a SCOTUS Justice of his own

  26. October 26, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    ‘Trump and Epstein were pedophiles’.
    This is what sprung-ed into my mind from first flush about QAnon – but i didn’t go there.
    But I believe this is the impetus and source of Q’s first messages.
    Imo the conspiracy was brung into being to defend criminal acts and reverse point the fingers and try to say the evidence is opposed to truth. Imo it creates a crazy idea that turns their crimes back on you,
    in order to protect their crime-ridden leaders.
    btw: ‘Harvesting children’s fluids for consumption’ is not new. QAnon has modernized anti-semitic propaganda
    for 2020.

    • October 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm

      Is why I so appreciate this new article:
      “The ‘Q’ movement is a pro-pedophile, pro-terrorist, anti-Semitic Nazi-adjacent Trumpian cult”
      “Well, we seem to be getting closer to the national realization that this thing that calls itself “QAnon” is, at heart, just another partisan iteration of the same far-right conspiracy theories that have plagued conservatives since forever ago.”
      “The most plausible explanation for the Q hokum,
      in which an anonymous supposed member of the Deep State drools out accusations against anyone deemed to be enemies of Donald Trump in comically performed pseudo-riddles, remains the obvious one: It is the work of chan-style trolls, part of that internet corner’s grand tradition of crafting gaudily improbable hoaxes to distribute for no other purpose than to see who they can draw in. It may turn out to be the first domestic terrorism group founded for funsies—though at this point, those connected to the movement have focused their claims and targets enough to make it clear that stoking incidents of real-world terrorism is, in fact, the current goal.
      Pls read: (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/25/1988695/-The-Q-movement-is-a-pro-pedophile-pro-terrorist-anti-Semitic-Nazi-adjacent-Trumpian-cult)

  27. 51 nena20409
    October 26, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Our Sasha Tik-Toking

  28. 52 nena20409
    October 26, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Minnesota’s GOP’s Rightwinger for the Senate race had emergency life-saving operations.

    https://www.startribune.com/gop-senate-candidate-jason-lewis-has-emergency-surgery/572872191/

    The former congressman was experiencing abdominal pain and was hurried into the emergency room Monday morning for tests. Doctors determined he had a hernia, which could be life-threatening if it’s not treated fast, the campaign said in a statement.

    Lewis is challenging DFL incumbent U.S. Sen. Tina Smith. He previously represented Minnesota’s Second Congressional District.

    Lewis was optimistic as he headed into surgery, the campaign said in an announcement released around 11 a.m.

    “True to form, he was speculating about when he could resume campaigning, eager to continue fighting for his fellow Minnesotans,” Campaign Manager Tom Szymanski said in a statement. He posted on Twitter shortly after the announcement that “Jason Lewis is going to beat @TinaSmithMN from the hospital.”

  29. October 26, 2020 at 3:32 pm

  30. 55 No Child Left Behind
    October 26, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Ronald Sanders, chairman of the Federal Salary Council (FSC), formally resigned from his position Monday, citing objections to an executive order issued by President Donald Trump last week. The order calls for the removal of firing protections usually afforded to certain federal employees.

    In a letter confirming his departure, Sanders described the executive order, purportedly about holding federal employees more accountable, as a “smokescreen,” veiling Trump’s true intentions to expand control over federal workers through altered employment protections. He addressed the letter to John McEntee, director of the White House’s presidential personnel office.

  31. 56 No Child Left Behind
    October 26, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Dudette (anyone, really), if you are here, please post this tweet from vote Latino. It’s beautiful!

    Nevada Latinos coming through in style, y’all!

  32. 59 No Child Left Behind
    October 26, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    The Boston Police Department said in a statement Monday that a suspect is in custody and set to be charged with setting fire to a ballot dropbox early Sunday morning as city officials have tried to reassure voters that election security is a priority and attempts to undermine the election will be prosecuted.

  33. 60 marleysperson
    October 26, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Exactly

  34. 61 No Child Left Behind
    October 26, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Hot from the press–
    New York Daily News
    56s
    99 REASONS TO DUMP TRUMP | It’s a relatively new Trump tic: to exclaim that his beloved hometown is dying.

    His presidency has been a series of assaults on “Democrat-run” cities, and especially on the nation’s largest and most economically essential one.

  35. 62 No Child Left Behind
    October 26, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Thought you might like to know: Fox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report.

  36. 63 No Child Left Behind
    October 26, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Per CNN: The Columbus City Council is slated to vote on a $475,000 settlement with an African American policeman after the officer, a 28-year veteran, says he faced retaliation for reporting racism and other misconduct by a superior.

  37. October 26, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    “Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote the following response:

    A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed. So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.

    Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing – not once, ever. I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility – for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman. But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is – his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.

    • October 26, 2020 at 5:47 pm

      And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully. That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead. There are unspoken rules to this stuff – the Queensberry rules of basic decency – and he breaks them all. He punches downwards – which a gentleman should, would, could never do – and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless – and he kicks them when they are down.

      This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss. After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum. God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid. He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart. In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws – he would make a Trump.

      And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish: ‘My God… what… have… I… created?’ If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set.

  38. 68 pkayden
    October 26, 2020 at 5:41 pm

  39. October 26, 2020 at 5:56 pm

  40. October 26, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I hope that this is an example of a large portion of the “Republican” votes. 🙏🙏🙏

  41. October 26, 2020 at 6:11 pm

  42. October 26, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    As Much as i love seeing Pres Obama out and about..I pray for his safety…

  43. October 26, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Cool story, to give you smiles for all the good folks out there! 💞

    The Washington Post: D.C. woman, 90, watches gym classes from her window all day. When the gym found out, they painted her a mural..
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/10/26/balance-gym-mural-washington-dc-pandemic/

  44. 79 jer44
    October 26, 2020 at 7:52 pm

  45. October 26, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Intersex Awareness Day is today!
    Intersex Solidarity Day is November 8th.
    October 26, 1996 marks the anniversary of the first public demonstration by intersex people in the United States.
    What is intersex?
    See FAQ: https://interactadvocates.org/faq/
    —Historically surgeons and doctors have done unnecessary interventions on newborns and children.

  46. October 26, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Just coz it’s our Joe! 💞

  47. October 26, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Chris Hayes explaining the “faustian bargain” ( Elie Mystal).
    Hayes saying every time he sees Barrett’s name he will see how many we lost. Hope we can see this segment on video tomorrow.

  48. October 26, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Am spreading my bountiful distractions to y’all! These are necessary Joy’s to sandwich tough times. Chins up! We got this! 💞😂

    Deadline: ‘Rise Of Skywalker’ Second Unit Director Victoria Mahoney To Helm Lionsgate Action Drama ‘Shadow Force’.
    https://deadline.com/2020/10/rise-of-skywalker-second-unit-director-victoria-mahoney-to-helm-lionsgate-action-drama-shadow-force-1234603490/

  49. 95 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 9:33 pm

  50. 96 jer44
    October 26, 2020 at 9:44 pm

  51. 97 marleysperson
    October 26, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    In case someone out there thought they were worth anything. Show no mercy

  52. October 26, 2020 at 9:59 pm

  53. October 26, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    CORNCOB BARRETT.

    The Court must be BALANCED and that will be accomplished through expansion.

  54. 101 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 10:10 pm

  55. 103 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 10:13 pm

  56. 104 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 10:14 pm

  57. 105 No Child Left Behind
    October 26, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Chitown Buckeye replying to sarahcpr
    SCOTUS was last expanded in 1869 from 7 to 9 justices to match the # of federal circuits. We now have 13 federal circuits. Sooooo…….

  58. 106 todjey
    October 26, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    I had forgotten that PP was impeached, until Don Lemon mentioned it tonight.

  59. 107 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    😆😆😆

  60. 108 marleysperson
    October 26, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Vote. Just vote and we can make them sorry they even breathe

  61. 109 pkayden
    October 26, 2020 at 10:45 pm

  62. 112 pkayden
    October 26, 2020 at 10:49 pm

  63. 114 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 10:51 pm

  64. October 26, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    My strong suggestions to all those who have ballots, drop them off at your official ballot drop off boxes. Not your USPS mailboxes. Make sure they’re real official drop off boxes. Also help your family, friends, neighbors, etc. drop off theirs, especially those who don’t have transport to get to said official drop off boxes. 💞😷

  65. 117 marleysperson
    October 26, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Night all

  66. 118 Dudette
    October 26, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    Brought it! 👏🏾

  67. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    October 27, 2020 at 12:01 am

    Sad to say he nailed it.

  68. 120 Dudette
    October 27, 2020 at 12:30 am

  69. 124 Dudette
    October 27, 2020 at 3:41 am

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    View this post on Instagram

    #Repost from @parris56 • 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    A post shared by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) on

  70. 127 Dudette
    October 27, 2020 at 3:51 am

  71. 129 Dudette
    October 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Amazing vocal [Kwabs – Last Stand]

  72. 130 Dudette
    October 27, 2020 at 4:41 am

  73. 131 jacquelineoboomer
    October 27, 2020 at 7:12 am

    Thank you for keeping TODville alive and kicking, Nerdy darlin’!

    Good morning, y’all.

  74. October 27, 2020 at 9:03 am

    • October 27, 2020 at 10:59 am

      “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”…MLK

  75. 134 marleysperson
    October 27, 2020 at 10:14 am

    I will echo what others here have said. If you have a ballot in your hands now DO NOT MAIL IT IN!!! Take it to an official ballot drop off box, the elections office in your area , Too late now with a week to go. Must make sure that your voice is heard and ballot counts!

  76. 135 nena20409
    October 27, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Good Morning, TODbots🙏🙏🤩😍🤗😊💪🙏🙇‍♀️🎺🥁🎹📯💯%❣💙💙

  77. 137 Dudette
    October 27, 2020 at 11:04 am

  78. 138 jer44
    October 27, 2020 at 11:06 am

  79. 139 jer44
    October 27, 2020 at 11:17 am


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