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  1. 1 marleysperson
    December 17, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Ummmm

  2. December 17, 2020 at 1:43 pm

  3. 3 Dudette
    December 17, 2020 at 1:48 pm

  4. 4 Dudette
    December 17, 2020 at 1:49 pm

  5. 5 Dudette
    December 17, 2020 at 1:54 pm

  6. 7 Dudette
    December 17, 2020 at 2:01 pm

  7. December 17, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    “Like a Hand Grasping’: Trump Appointees Describe the Crushing of the C.D.C.”

    “Kyle McGowan, a former chief of staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and his deputy, Amanda Campbell, go public on the Trump administration’s manipulation of the agency.”

    “But what they witnessed during the coronavirus pandemic this year in the C.D.C.’s leadership suite on the
    12-floor headquarters here shook them: Washington’s dismissal of science, the White House’s slow suffocation of the agency’s voice, the meddling in its messages and the siphoning of its budget.
    In a series of interviews, the pair has decided to go public with their disillusionment: what went wrong, and what they believe needs to be done as the agency girds for what could be a yearslong project of rebuilding its credibility externally while easing ill feelings and self-doubt internally.”
    (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/16/us/politics/cdc-trump.html)

  8. 9 Dudette
    December 17, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    😭

  9. December 17, 2020 at 2:14 pm

  10. 13 marleysperson
    December 17, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    And the rest of the country will see the power of the vote and an engaged citizenry

  11. 16 Dudette
    December 17, 2020 at 2:16 pm

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    • December 17, 2020 at 2:44 pm

      perhaps Trump will pardon them…these are his very fine people….his people that were standing by

      • December 17, 2020 at 3:05 pm

        IKR??? Each day as the walls keep closing in on tRump and his hand-picked servants are “betraying” him, I wonder how many pardons will actually be issued. Out of spite, he may pout and keep his pardons [take his ball and go ].

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  26. 36 jer44
    December 17, 2020 at 2:54 pm

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  28. December 17, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Oh Wow….

  29. 40 Dudette
    December 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm

  30. 41 Dudette
    December 17, 2020 at 3:01 pm

  31. 42 Dudette
    December 17, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Wooot!

  32. 43 Dudette
    December 17, 2020 at 3:03 pm

  33. 45 Dudette
    December 17, 2020 at 3:05 pm

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  35. December 17, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    =>Grants help pay for new systems, cyber attack protection
    ->Move comes amid Trump’s unfounded claims of voter fraud

    That development comes as President Donald Trump and his allies continue to promote unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud in the Nov. 3 election, even though their allegations have been rejected by courts and state election officials.

    Quigley, who also serves on the House Intelligence Committee and is an enthusiastic proponent of the grants, called the move short-sighted and the timing “inexplicable,” especially given the threat of cyber attacks and other vulnerabilities faced by voting systems.

    The money, distributed under a formula, can be used by states to replace outdated voting systems and paperless equipment and strengthen voter registration data bases, some of which have been the targets of foreign interference. Other grant money has gone toward the training of elections officials to prepare for and protect against cyber intrusions.

  36. December 17, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    “Like a Hand Grasping’: Trump Appointees Describe the Crushing of the C.D.C.”
    (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/16/us/politics/cdc-trump.html)

    This article reports “constant pressure and jockeying and bullying of folks running the cdc…to override best scientific evidence and practice.” (Hayes points out.)
    The politicization of science.

    Dr. Richard Besser, fmr Acting Director of CDC:
    “You know this is a story that has been reported throughout the pandemic.
    And that’s the politicization of science.The lack of CDC being allowed to step out in front and lead. A change that occurred very early in the pandemic when CDC sounded the alarm about how dangerous this could be. You and I have talked about this before. I think one of the critical factors in why the U.S. has done so poorly in this pandemic, is that we have seen such disparate political messages from our politics leaders and our public health leaders. Without our politicians sounding the same messages that come from public health, we see the disconnect where half of the population, those who support those in office are feeling that we are doing way too much. And those who support a public health approach recognize that we are doing far less than we need to do as a country
    if we truly want to save as many lives as possible.”

    • December 17, 2020 at 3:16 pm

      Hayes: “For people that don’t know much about CDC and are now viewing it through the lens
      of Redfield and its response to this pandemic, what would you say about it as an institution prior to this Administration in terms of its reputation and its capacity and its competence?”
      Dr. Besser:
      “CDC is recognized round the world as the world’s leading public health institution.
      Countries all over the globe reach out to CDC for assistance in handling their own crises. That’s not to say CDC doesn’t make mistakes, but it is truly a brain trust when it comes to public health. The thing I’m really thankful for is that we have not seen a major exodus of talent from CDC. And so it will come to the next Administration to work to rebuild the trust that is absolutely critical. Because not only has CDC taken a hit here in terms of the public and its reputation, but across the country public health leaders have taken a hit.”

    • December 17, 2020 at 3:17 pm

      Dr Besser:
      “There’s a recent report out from the AP and Kaiser Health News that one in 8 people in America now,
      live in a county in which their public health leader was either fired, retired, or resigned. And a lot of that was because of the threats, because of political influence in their work, and because of the message coming from the top not to listen to public health. It has been absolutely disastrous during this pandemic.”

    • December 17, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      Hayes: “Yes there was an item yesterday about the Mayor in Dodge City Kansas if I am not mistaken,
      who supported a mask mandate, who has now essentially resigned (her) position out of fear of violent recrimination and threat over that. And what I’m hearing from you which is an important point,
      which is that that flows from the top down. That what happened to CDC then becomes a model in every county in every state, for how to deal with public health experts who don’t say what you want them to say.”
      Dr. Besser:
      “Exactly. When you’re allowed to inject politics into public health at the federal level,
      that gives permission for that to happen all the way across the board. And it gives permission for those who disagree with public health, who support this approach of not trying to control this pandemic, to question why states and cities and localities mandate masks, mandate social distancing, and do everything
      they can to reduce transmission.”

    • December 17, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      Dr. Besser:
      “You know we are faced right now with the possibility of this pandemic ending with vaccination.
      And to think that we would have allowed this virus to spread when the end is clearly in sight. We can follow public health recommendations and social distance, wear masks. Then next year when we gather for the holidays, our relatives who we love so much will still be here. But if we abandon that public health approach we will lose hundreds of thousands of more people before this comes to an end.”

  37. December 17, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    After opposing another round of stimulus checks for months in the face of deteriorating economic conditions and widespread suffering, Republican congressional leaders have finally agreed to include direct payments in a coronavirus relief package that could be approved by the end of the week.

    During a private GOP conference call Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) provided a straightforward and revealing reason for the sudden change of heart: “Kelly and David are getting hammered.”

  38. 55 marleysperson
    December 17, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    HE WAS INSTALLED FOR A REASON!’ We are not safe!!

  39. 56 marleysperson
    December 17, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    HE WAS INSTALLED FOR A REASON!’ We are not safe!!

  40. December 17, 2020 at 3:48 pm

  41. 59 nena20409
    December 17, 2020 at 4:06 pm

  42. 60 marleysperson
    December 17, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    I guess this is fine

    • 61 marleysperson
      December 17, 2020 at 4:41 pm

      She’s just like him. They’re perfect for each other. Don’t let me ever hear anyone say they feel badly for her. She’s a POS, too.

    • December 17, 2020 at 10:21 pm

      Never thought of her than a piece of (blank), ever since she joined in that birther crap! And was done when repubs tried to pretend the whole world hadn’t seen her tatas & wawas in adult magazines! Oh, please! So, yup, birds of a feather flock together.

  43. 63 marleysperson
    December 17, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    His one fucking job is to keep us safe. He’s killing us and allowing Russia to hack into our sensitive infrastructure. Have you heard him blast Russia for this hack?? No. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

  44. 64 nena20409
    December 17, 2020 at 4:35 pm

  45. 65 marleysperson
    December 17, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Exactly

  46. December 17, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    OUTSTANDING

  47. December 17, 2020 at 4:56 pm

  48. 68 nena20409
    December 17, 2020 at 5:32 pm

  49. 69 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Yessssss

  50. 73 nena20409
    December 17, 2020 at 5:41 pm

  51. December 17, 2020 at 5:46 pm

  52. December 17, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    That’s as bad as voting in someone who knows nothing and doesn’t even try to learn; right?

    But we know that “low information voter” in their opinion refers to POC, especially those who vote Democrat.

    • 77 amk for obama
      December 17, 2020 at 6:03 pm

      The ratioing of this corrupt ‘fucker’ is huge. Literally 100 to 1.

  53. December 17, 2020 at 5:50 pm

  54. December 17, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Hope Biden’s team and the SS will be prepared for this.

  55. 81 pkayden
    December 17, 2020 at 5:53 pm

  56. December 17, 2020 at 5:56 pm

  57. December 17, 2020 at 6:01 pm

  58. December 17, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Why?

    “Inventory monitoring.”

    Just one day after the doctors and nurses started inoculating Americans with the desperately-awaited coronavirus vaccine, reports started coming in that many vials, which hold five injections, had enough extra for one or two more. Two more injections from a five-injection vial is literally an extra 40%, which means up to an extra 40% of Americans could be protected from the deadly disease earlier than first expected.

  59. 88 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 6:11 pm

  60. 89 marleysperson
    December 17, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Dear god

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    • December 17, 2020 at 6:14 pm

  63. 94 nena20409
    December 17, 2020 at 6:14 pm

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  65. 96 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 6:17 pm

  66. 97 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    If you want to know how insidious twitter is, the “relevant people” they promoted in Marc Elias twitter feed are fucking nrsc and fucking perdue, not stacey abrams, not warnock, not ossoff. It’s all fucking rethugs.

  67. 98 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    • 99 amk for obama
      December 17, 2020 at 6:39 pm

      LOL. The original tweet.

  68. 100 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 6:40 pm

  69. December 17, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    • 102 lmcae72
      December 17, 2020 at 7:50 pm

      Rep. Lauren Underwood is adored and respected by her constituents, most of them white. Saw a heart-warming video awhile back of them giving her an appreciation car parade . Smiles, compliments, balloons etc. while she stood and exchanged greetings with each. She is getting shit done because she knows that it is about the people she serves and not herself. She is not all over Twitter nor does she grab the microphone every time you look around. She has my admiration, not AOC and her little squad who lies up behind her like groupies instead of grown ass women who have been elected to do a job.

  70. 103 nena20409
    December 17, 2020 at 7:13 pm

  71. December 17, 2020 at 8:03 pm

  72. 105 jer44
    December 17, 2020 at 8:07 pm

  73. December 17, 2020 at 8:32 pm

  74. December 17, 2020 at 8:53 pm

  75. 109 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 9:06 pm

  76. 111 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Fuck’em.

  77. 112 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    At this point, I blame the judges for entertaining this shit. Sanction the mofos for wasting court’s time and most importantly, for derailing democracy.

  78. 113 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 9:38 pm

  79. 114 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    This corrupt fucker was doing a photo op when the first vaccine was administered.

  80. 115 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 10:03 pm

  81. 116 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 10:08 pm

  82. 118 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 10:09 pm

  83. December 17, 2020 at 10:20 pm

  84. 120 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    This is why Biden has to go on offensive. Regardless of rw and media whines.

  85. 121 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 11:12 pm

  86. 122 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 11:20 pm

  87. 126 amk for obama
    December 17, 2020 at 11:21 pm

  88. 128 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Athletes bring fight for equality into sporting arena in 2020

    https://www.rediff.com/sports/report/athletes-bring-fight-for-equality-in-sports-in-2020-blm/20201215.htm

    The only bright spot of 2020.

  89. 129 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 12:19 am

    May be the traitorous treasonous thug wants a quid pro quo for this also.

  90. 130 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 12:27 am

    Didn’t he proudly claim his loyalty and fealty to the mob thug? Feed the snake, eat the poison.

  91. December 18, 2020 at 12:43 am

  92. 134 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 12:50 am

  93. 135 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 12:50 am

  94. December 18, 2020 at 1:10 am

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  96. December 18, 2020 at 1:36 am

    Incredibly serious and totally no surprise since before July 2016 …

  97. December 18, 2020 at 1:53 am

  98. 143 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 3:49 am

  99. 144 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 3:52 am

    Typical incompetence of the thug’s admin.

  100. 148 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 4:22 am

  101. 149 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 4:29 am

  102. 150 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 4:41 am

  103. 151 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 4:52 am

    The thug and wise do not belong in the same sentence.

  104. 152 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 5:20 am

  105. 153 Dudette
    December 18, 2020 at 6:44 am

    Good Morning TOD Family!
    Listen to this song from the amazing Patti Austin! 🪕🎺🥁

    • 154 Dudette
      December 18, 2020 at 6:51 am

  106. 155 Dudette
    December 18, 2020 at 6:54 am

  107. 156 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 7:11 am

    LOL.

  108. 157 Dudette
    December 18, 2020 at 7:12 am

    Lauren Underwood rocks! 👏🏾

  109. 158 Dudette
    December 18, 2020 at 7:14 am

    😳Hope he’s okay

  110. 159 Dudette
    December 18, 2020 at 7:17 am

  111. December 18, 2020 at 7:29 am

  112. 161 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 8:02 am

    How come the covid denying assholes like corrupt pence are getting the vaccination shot while none of the incoming admin is getting it?

  113. December 18, 2020 at 8:04 am

    Last week, a new TV spot touting both candidates joined the countless others already filling up your living room. This one was different. It attacked no one, but focused on the symbiotic relationship between the two Democrats.

    “You’ve got a young Jewish man and an African American pastor running together with shared values, shared commitment,” Warnock says in the 30-second video…

    In the ad, the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church points to the heady days of the civil rights movement, and the support that his church’s favorite son, Martin Luther King Jr., received from Atlanta’s Jewish community.

    Warnock also invokes the names of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner — “two Jews and an African American who died fighting for voting rights” in 1964 Mississippi.

  114. December 18, 2020 at 8:22 am

    If these churchgoers are counting on their faith to keep them safe, I submit to them the scripture that says “Faith without works is dead [James 2:17].” In this case, works would be COMMON SENSE. You can have faith that you will remain safe IF you are doing what you should be doing rather than acting recklessly.

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  116. December 18, 2020 at 8:24 am

  117. 166 marleysperson
    December 18, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Excellent idea. Morning everyone

  118. 167 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 9:26 am

  119. 168 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 9:26 am

  120. 169 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 9:26 am

  121. 170 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 9:27 am

    He knows very well his magats are easy marks. I will give him that.

  122. 171 marleysperson
    December 18, 2020 at 9:40 am

    As he should

  123. 173 jer44
    December 18, 2020 at 10:24 am

  124. 174 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 10:41 am

  125. 175 amk for obama
    December 18, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Joe still thinking of working across the aisle?


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