114 Responses to “A President Kids Can Look Up To”


  1. 1 pkayden
    October 28, 2020 at 4:30 pm

  2. October 28, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    MASK MANDATES WORK:
    ‘Natural Experiment’ Paints Clear Picture: Masks Work.
    “Rachel Maddow shares a chart from researchers at the University of Kansas that compares average daily coronavirus cases over time between areas of Kansas with a mask mandate and areas with no mask mandate.”
    –Graphs comparing case numbers jump off the page.

    • October 28, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      Mask mandate counties: Stay flat.
      No-mask mandate counties: Take off inexorably, cases doubled.
      The science could not be clearer. “It is super, super, super clear.”
      -MASKS WORK.

    • October 28, 2020 at 4:41 pm

      Professor Donna Ginther, researcher in the study above, speaks to Maddow:
      “You’ve got the whole point. Cases were flat in counties that had a mask mandate
      and the rate of growth exceeded in those counties without.”
      Maddow: “Were you surprised to arrive at such clear cut findings…the results did leap off the page.”
      Professor Ginther:
      “We looked at it early on and we really didn’t see any effect. And so about 6 weeks later we did the analysis…a week ago or so.…and as you said it just leapt off the page. We didn’t have to do any sophisticated statistical modeling at all. We just ran the regressions and we did those estimates…”

    • October 28, 2020 at 4:43 pm

      Maddow: “You’re at the University of Kansas. You are Director of the Institute for Policy and Social Research. This is Kansas-specific study of a Kansas ‘Natural Experiment’ that was created by a peculiarity of the Kansas policy making process in the time this pandemic. I have to ask if your research and your findings here, are proving influential in Kansas. If this has led to any discussion about re-considering whether there ought to be a statewide mandate, or whether some of those counties that opted out
      might want to change their minds.”
      Professor Ginther:
      “The governor and the legislative leaders met today. And they decided to be more proactive about encouraging local governments to use masks. They stopped short of a mandate, but they are speaking with one voice about the importance of masks in the state. So I remain hopeful that we can move in the right direction.”

    • October 28, 2020 at 4:44 pm

      Maddow: “One of the variables that I was interested in, in your study, is that while there were 20 states that you described as plainly implementing the mask mandate. And those states ended up being represented by the blue line on that graph. There were a small number of states that decided to go along with the mandate, but you considered them to not have effectively implemented it.
      Can you describe that a little bit, those in-between counties?”
      Professor Ginther:
      “The ones where the city said there’s a mask mandate, but the county didn’t.
      So those are mixed or partial compliance. There were counties that took the mask mandate very late in the game. And so they haven’t had enough time to have the mandate take effect. And then there were the counties that didn’t enforce. If they didn’t enforce, then the mask mandate wasn’t effective. If we put the partial compliance counties in, the case rates don’t fall by 50%. They fall by about 30%. So what we did with the 50% number is we compared ‘Always mask wearing’ to “Never mask wearing’, as opposed to the partial compliers. So even with ‘partial compliance’ you still see a very large effect.”

    • October 28, 2020 at 4:46 pm

      Maddow:
      “That’s important….we’ve seen arguments from some governors in other states for example who have said ‘I don’t think everybody will go along with it even if I do put in a mandate’. But even with partial compliance you see a benefit. This is just incredibly, incredibly valuable research Professor Ginther.”

  3. 14 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Voters

  4. 15 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Dragging this over from the previous post

  5. 16 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 4:51 pm

  6. 17 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Yeh Baby! 💃🏾

  7. 18 pkayden
    October 28, 2020 at 5:07 pm

  8. 21 ggail44
    October 28, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Here’s a WP article that Judith shared with me – I’m posting it for her

    No one mocks Trump like Barack Obama
    Former president Barack Obama, campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, at a rally in Orlando on Tuesday. (John Raoux/AP)
    Opinion by
    Jennifer Rubin
    Columnist
    Oct. 28, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. PDT
    Add to list
    Former president Barack Obama is traveling to swing states to make the case for the Democratic presidential ticket, but his most effective contribution is in exposing and mocking President Trump’s inanities. Obama does not deploy goofy slurs or conspiracy theories; instead, he reminds us that what we are seeing is ridiculous, abnormal and unacceptable.

    In Orlando on Tuesday, Obama told the crowd, “Our current president, he whines that ’60 Minutes’ is too tough,” he said referring to Trump’s walking out of an interview last week with CBS News’s Lesley Stahl. “You think he’s going to stand up to dictators? He thinks Lesley Stahl’s a bully.” He does not need to say Trump is a “crybaby” or “weak”; he lets Trump indict himself with his own conduct.

    Obama also twists the knife on foreign policy. He pointed out that on Monday, Trump said that Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s Xi Jinping and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un all want him to win. “We know!” Obama said, laughing. “We know because you’ve been giving them whatever they want for the last four years. Of course they want you to win. That’s not a good thing. You shouldn’t brag.”

    Obama does not need to label Trump “nuts” or a “conspiracy monger.” Again, Obama simply needs to point out what Trump has done and asks the audience whether it’s normal. “[Our] president of the United States retweeted a post that claimed that the Navy SEALs didn’t actually kill [Osama] bin Laden. Think about that. And we act like, well, okay. It’s not okay.” He added: “We’ve gotten so numb to what is bizarre behavior. We have a president right now who lies multiple times a day, and this is not my claim. Even Fox News sometimes says, well, what he says, isn’t really true, he didn’t mean it. It’s not normal behavior. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a coworker. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a football coach. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a high school principal. I mean, we might have to put up with it if it was a family member, but we talk about them afterward.”

    Our Democracy in Peril: A series on the damage Trump has caused — and the danger he would pose in a second term

    With his relaxed body language and humorous delivery, Obama conveys in these short vignettes what pundits and psychologists have spent years analyzing. In doing so, he makes clear to those who do not follow politics routinely that this is not hard. You don’t have to be a political junkie or policy wonk to figure out something is very, very wrong with Trump.

    Obama also makes a serious point that taps into voters’ embarrassment and disgust with Trump’s conduct. The former president argues that when people see Trump behave in aberrant ways, it “emboldens other people to be mean and cruel and divisive and racist and it frays the fabric of our lives. It affects the way our children see things.” He adds: “It affects the way our families get along. It affects the way the world looks at America and it distracts from the truly destructive actions that his cronies are doing all across the government as we speak, actions that affect your lives.”

    Moreover, by pointing out how obvious Trump’s defects are, Obama delivered a devastating blow to Republicans. These people who fancied themselves as “values” voters are now moral nihilists for whom nothing Trump does can be grounds for rejecting him. It is one of many reasons voters need to sweep not only Trump, but also his fellow Republicans out of office.

  9. 22 pkayden
    October 28, 2020 at 5:39 pm

  10. 23 No Child Left Behind
    October 28, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Breaking: Supreme Court will *not* expedite latest GOP challenge to Pennsylvania mail-in ballot rules, leaving in place a state Supreme Court decision allowing counting of ballots received three days after the election.

    Justice Barrett did not participate.

  11. 24 No Child Left Behind
    October 28, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Good afternoon TODVille,

    I have been enjoying Kamala’s and Joe’s stump speeches more and more. Joe has to be serious as he is closing in with the “bringing all parties together”. But Kamala brightens my day every time I listen to her. It is like she is talking to you as a dear friend.

  12. October 28, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    PRESIDENT OBAMA
    In Orlando yesterday:
    “We were focused on COVID now, the White House wouldn’t be having its second outbreak in a month.”

    “Listen, you’ve got a president right now, he wants full credit for an economy that he inherited, he wants zero blame for the pandemic he ignored.”

    “Joe Biden has concrete plans and he’s got concrete policies that will turn our vision of a better fairer, stronger country into a reality.”

    “South Korea had its first case of COVID at the same time, the same week as the United States. Do you know that their per capita death rate is just 1.3% of what ours is? Think about that statistic.
    I’ve given this statistic a couple of times and people haven’t really focused on it.
    The number of people in Korea who have died of COVID per capita is less than 1.5%.
    What our death rate is. That’s thousands and thousands of people,
    if we had been as effective and responsible, whose lives would have been saved in this country.”

    “Donald Trump likes to claim he built this economy, but I just want to remind you that America created 1.5 million more jobs in the last three years of the Obama Biden administration than in the first three years of the Trump Pence administration. That’s a fact. Look it up.”

    “Black unemployment hit almost 17% during the great recession 10 years ago,
    and through a lot of hard work, Joe Biden and I helped get it down, and it kept on going down, not because Trump did anything. And then this year, because they screwed up the pandemic response, it’s soared back up to above 17% here in Florida.”

    “Joe Biden has a plan to create 10 million good clean energy jobs right here in America.
    It’s part of his plan to protect Florida from climate change and secure environmental justice, and he’s going to pay for it by rolling back those tax cuts to billionaires.”
    “For the last 10 years, every two weeks, they say, “We’re going to have a great healthcare plan.”
    You know where it is? Because I don’t. The reason they don’t have a plan is because a plan doesn’t exist. They’ve never had one. They’ve instead attacked the Affordable Care Act at every turn, driving up costs, driving up the uninsured.”

    “Just yesterday, just yesterday, he said that Putin of Russia, Xi of China, and Kim Jong-Un of North Korea
    want him to win. We know! We know because you’ve been giving them whatever they want for the last four years. Of course they want you to win. That’s not a good thing. You shouldn’t brag about the fact that some of our greatest adversaries think they’d be better off with you in office. Of course they do. What does that say about you? I mean, think about that. Why are you bragging about that? Come on. And that doesn’t make any sense.
    I mean, listen, our President of the United States retweeted a post that claimed that the Navy SEALs didn’t actually kill bin Laden. Think about that.
    And we act like, well, okay.
    It’s not okay.”
    (https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/barack-obama-campaign-speech-for-joe-biden-transcript-orlando-october-27)

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  18. October 28, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Scranton for Biden is LIVE – https://www.facebook.com/scranton4biden/live

  19. 34 marleysperson
    October 28, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    These idiots deserve each other. Shameful

  20. 35 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 8:45 pm

  21. 36 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 8:46 pm

  22. 38 jer44
    October 28, 2020 at 8:54 pm

  23. 39 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 8:54 pm

  24. 40 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 8:55 pm

  25. October 28, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Random thought! Darn, why are these commercials playing our TOD songs that we’ve been posting for years! Such as AllState using Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day”! 😎😂

  26. 44 jer44
    October 28, 2020 at 8:57 pm

  27. 45 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 8:58 pm

  28. 46 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Craziness!

  29. 47 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 8:59 pm

  30. 50 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 9:04 pm

  31. 52 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 9:05 pm

  32. 53 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 9:07 pm

  33. 54 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 9:07 pm

  34. 55 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 9:09 pm

  35. 56 pkayden
    October 28, 2020 at 9:10 pm

  36. 57 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 9:12 pm

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  38. 62 pkayden
    October 28, 2020 at 9:29 pm

  39. 63 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 10:45 pm

  40. October 28, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    So, the freezing Omaha trumpsters were waiting for yellow school buses to get them to wherever?! Not buses as in coaches, but school buses? WTH? Are those school buses going to transport kids after Virus45 superspreader vain event? Jaysus! 😷😳

  41. 65 Dudette
    October 28, 2020 at 10:53 pm

  42. 66 No Child Left Behind
    October 28, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Yoohoo!

    Biden to air 90-minute radio programs targeting Black voters on gospel stations across the country.

  43. 67 marleysperson
    October 28, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    Use your power. VOTE!

  44. 68 No Child Left Behind
    October 28, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    Biden, in LGBTQ interview, vows to pass Equality Act in first 100 days.

  45. 69 pkayden
    October 29, 2020 at 12:02 am

  46. 72 globalcitizenlinda
    October 29, 2020 at 12:43 am

    Ihttps://twitter.com/globalcitizenln/status/1321667782837194752

    • 73 globalcitizenlinda
      October 29, 2020 at 12:44 am

      • 74 globalcitizenlinda
        October 29, 2020 at 12:45 am

  47. October 29, 2020 at 1:29 am

    Yes. It most definitely did not have to be this way.

    Goodnight TOD.

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  52. 86 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 7:24 am

    “That’s why we’re doing what we’re
    doing!”

  53. 87 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 7:33 am

    ❤️❤️❤️

  54. 89 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 7:34 am

    ❤️😁❤️

  55. 90 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 7:45 am

  56. 91 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 7:49 am

  57. 92 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Jon of House Ossoff 🐉🔥

  58. 93 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 8:28 am

    😍❤️😍

  59. 94 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 8:29 am

  60. 95 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 8:33 am

  61. 96 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 8:49 am

  62. 97 globalcitizenlinda
    October 29, 2020 at 8:49 am

    Good morning everyone!

    5 more days to go.

    Have a great day.

  63. 98 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 8:53 am

  64. 99 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 9:03 am

    LOL! 😆

  65. 100 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 9:07 am

    🚨🚨🚨

    • 101 Dudette
      October 29, 2020 at 9:08 am

  66. 102 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 9:09 am

  67. 103 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 9:19 am

    😍😍😍

    View this post on Instagram

    Robert Samuel raps about career choices for kids.

    A post shared by Sam (@rsamuelw3) on

  68. 104 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 9:21 am

  69. 105 marleysperson
    October 29, 2020 at 9:55 am

    oh.

  70. October 29, 2020 at 10:40 am

    “A Relic Of The Old South” – Jaime Harrison On Sen. Lindsey Graham
    “Jaime Harrison is running for Senate in South Carolina and he believes that by electing him to replace Lindsey Graham, South Carolina can write a brand new history for the South.”

  71. October 29, 2020 at 10:47 am

  72. October 29, 2020 at 10:54 am

  73. 110 jer44
    October 29, 2020 at 10:56 am

  74. October 29, 2020 at 11:01 am

    “Trailing in the polls, President Trump and his campaign are pursuing a three-pronged strategy that would effectively suppress the mail-in vote in the critical state of Pennsylvania.”
    “”repeatedly made false claims about the security of voting in Pennsylvania along with ominous warnings.
    “A lot of strange things happening in Philadelphia,” he said during a stop in Allentown.
    “We’re watching you, Philadelphia. We’re watching at the highest level.””
    (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/29/us/elections/trump-pennsylvania-voter-suppression.html)
    —sick to the back teeth of cracked mobster.

  75. 113 jer44
    October 29, 2020 at 11:05 am

    LIFETIME APPOINTMENTS!

  76. 114 No Child Left Behind
    October 29, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Always a Giuliani or Trump connection. Never fails.

    One minute ago: A businessman accused of taking part in a fraud and money-laundering plot along with two associates of Rudy Giuliani pleads guilty.


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