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Audibly Gasped


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  1. December 30, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    He is truly a magnificent man!

  2. December 30, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Good evening, TODville! Check your direct deposits, the $600 is pending deposit when I checked my account this evening.

  3. December 30, 2020 at 8:20 pm

  4. December 30, 2020 at 8:41 pm

  5. 13 tnmtngirl1
    December 30, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Holy Cow, NW! Where did you find this picture? How have we all missed it? How did Chips miss this one? Thank you!

    My Covid test was negative as I was sure it would be. Yet, the peace of mind is good.

    The tweet reminds me of our family. Husband’s niece lost her dad and husband in a 2.5 week time span. How many times do we have to say: It didn’t have to be this way. It never should have been this way. It is hard to fathom what Joe and Kamala are walking into. May they be given strength, wisdom, keen awareness. understanding and guidance from numerous wise people.

  6. 19 amk for obama
    December 30, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    lmao, loving this scums eating other scums.

  7. 20 amk for obama
    December 30, 2020 at 9:21 pm

  8. December 30, 2020 at 9:24 pm

  9. 24 amk for obama
    December 30, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Yup, all the ‘checks and balances’ have been proved to be hollow claims in the last 4 years for treasonous and traitorous regime. More legal protections for overseers and whistleblowers and stricter check of presidential abuse of power including pathetic pardons.

  10. 25 amk for obama
    December 30, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    And I am happy that these racists are dying off out of spite. Less burden on everyone else.

  11. December 30, 2020 at 9:47 pm

  12. 28 marleysperson
    December 30, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Good

  13. 32 marleysperson
    December 30, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Let me be surface for just a moment. What a stunningly beautiful man. Just everything about him is stunningly beautiful. Ok… I’m good now!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  14. December 30, 2020 at 10:02 pm

  15. 34 marleysperson
    December 30, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Quick study, this one.

  16. December 30, 2020 at 10:12 pm

  17. 37 amk for obama
    December 30, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Now let’s see if the coward john roberts has the balls to sanction this sliming nutter. Pun was intended

  18. December 30, 2020 at 10:43 pm

  19. 42 amk for obama
    December 30, 2020 at 11:33 pm

  20. 43 amk for obama
    December 30, 2020 at 11:34 pm

  21. 45 amk for obama
    December 31, 2020 at 12:36 am

  22. 46 amk for obama
    December 31, 2020 at 12:46 am

  23. 47 whenpamelawandered
    December 31, 2020 at 1:46 am

    Chipsticks has this photo up for us, remember, long ago, back in the ‘naughty mat’ era, some of us kept it for the archives!!

    Goodnight {{{ ♥️TOD🕊}}}

    Thank you, NW, every day!

  24. 49 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 3:22 am

    I mean, it’s really this simple, when you think about it…

  25. 50 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 3:24 am

  26. 51 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 3:56 am

  27. December 31, 2020 at 8:04 am

  28. 53 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Good Morning! Damn he’s good! I’m so proud of both my Soon-Senators!

  29. 54 amk for obama
    December 31, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been knighted in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

    The Briton, 35, sealed a seventh drivers’ title at the Turkish Grand Prix in November – equalling Michael Schumacher’s championships record.

    The 35 year old was made an MBE in 2008 after winning his first F1 championship.

    But the Monaco-based driver was reportedly previously overlooked for the top honour amid questions about his tax arrangements. This year Motorsport UK launched a campaign with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Formula One for him to be nominated, with the organisation suggesting his business dealings had been “misunderstood”.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55475013

  30. 55 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 8:53 am

    New Zealand’s leaders listened to the scientists.

  31. December 31, 2020 at 8:57 am

  32. 59 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 8:57 am

  33. December 31, 2020 at 8:57 am

    😀😀😀

  34. December 31, 2020 at 8:58 am

  35. 63 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 8:58 am

    Happy New Years Eve!

  36. 66 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 8:59 am

  37. 67 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 8:59 am

  38. December 31, 2020 at 9:03 am

    At the end of the day, their vote wasn’t because they support the $2000. It was for the optics in hopes of gaining favor with Georgia’s electorate. They already conspired with McConnell to know that them coming out in favor or even voting for the increase wouldn’t make a difference because the amendment would fail in the Senate… either there would not be enough votes, or if there are enough votes, McConnell would keep it from coming up for a vote.

  39. December 31, 2020 at 9:04 am

    That’s a thought…

  40. December 31, 2020 at 9:15 am

  41. 72 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 9:16 am

    NBA History Made Last Night!

    • 73 Dudette
      December 31, 2020 at 9:19 am

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  43. December 31, 2020 at 9:24 am

  44. 76 jer44
    December 31, 2020 at 9:50 am

  45. 77 jer44
    December 31, 2020 at 9:59 am

  46. 78 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 10:02 am

  47. 80 jer44
    December 31, 2020 at 10:14 am

  48. 84 marleysperson
    December 31, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Morning everyone. Last day of this fucking awful year and I’m soooooo happy. And, THIS was INTENTIONAL. This is where we arenow. No one should have one iota of tolerance for this shit. None.

  49. December 31, 2020 at 11:13 am

  50. December 31, 2020 at 11:18 am

  51. December 31, 2020 at 11:30 am

    On Joe Biden’s first day as President, his White House will issue a memo to halt or delay midnight regulations and actions taken by the Trump administration that will not have taken effect by Inauguration Day.

    Issuing a regulatory freeze is standard practice for an incoming administration, “but this freeze will apply not only to regulations but also guidance documents — documents that can have enormous consequences on the lives of the American people.”

    Trump’s political appointees are planning an array of last-minute federal regulations ahead of Biden’s inauguration, including rules that would tighten immigration, make it harder to enforce environmental protections and possibly eliminate food assistance for millions of Americans.

    Department of Labor was expected to publish [a rule] before January 20 “that would make it easier for companies to call their workers independent contractors to avoid minimum wage and overtime protections.” She criticized the rule, saying it would make it easier to “misclassify employees as independent contractors” and cost workers money, and said the memo would potentially freeze the rule and not allow it to be implemented.

  52. December 31, 2020 at 11:32 am

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  54. December 31, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Timothy Snyder:
    “”Senator Hawley knows that the claims he’s making are not true,” Snyder told Mehdi Hasan…
    “He knows that he is, in effect, endorsing a conspiracy theory. He knows that what he’s doing is endorsing a story in which Mr. Trump is the victim. Mr. Trump has been stabbed in the back, and from the point of view of American history and American voters, the sad — the tragic thing about this is that the real victims in the history of American voters are the people whose votes are not counted — African Americans, historically.”

    According to President Donald Trump, it’s the “cities” and “urban” areas that “stole” the election.
    What that’s code for is Black people. Many Trump allies have shown county maps that went blue, lamenting that it shouldn’t be possible that so few counties went for Biden, yet he won the presidency. What they neglect to understand is that the population has shifted significantly over the past several decades and rural areas are dying. There just isn’t the population there that once was.

    “So, what Nr. Hawley is doing, and that is what is shameful about it for him, I think as a young man, as a white man, it’s shameful to stand up there and endorse the claim that Black people voting is fraud,” Snyder said. “But in addition to the moral shame of it, there is the political consequences. When you make claims like this, you’re basically saying, ‘The other side has cheated, and so we’re going have to cheat the next time around.'”

    Hasan asked about the allegations that these attempts by the GOP could be considered an attempted coup d’etat. Technically, the only way it could be a coup d’etat is if Biden was already in power.
    But, Snyder said that it wasn’t hyperbole.

    “I think there is no problem at all calling this a coup or a self-coup or an attempted coup,” Snyder explained.
    “The only thing which is a little bit different about this, historically speaking, is how much of it Mr. Trump broadcast in advance. He spent six or seven months before November telling us how he would try to throw the election after November, and he did basically all the things he said he was going to do. I mean, for people who think the military has to be involved, it’s not for lack of trying.””

    Full interview: (https://www.rawstory.com/josh-hawley-election-black-vote/)
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_D._Snyder)

  55. 93 marleysperson
    December 31, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Mr. Jackson has something to say…naturally, NSFW:)

  56. December 31, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Pls can we close the loopholes the gop uses to challenge elections. Plus whatever doom exploited to pardon people so they would withhold and cover up information about him. That this can work is proved by a rule change that puts Manafort back on his heels again.

  57. 95 ggail44
    December 31, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Just one look at him and my face automatically breaks into a smile 🤩💗

  58. December 31, 2020 at 11:49 am

    “It is unconscionable to me to see members of Congress fleeing home to their families while all over this country you’ve got families who are struggling to put food on the table,” says Sen. Sanders to Hasan.
    “We have got to stay here and do the right thing. And that is pass legislation.”

    • December 31, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      When Linda Chavez tried to put Doom and Senator Sanders in the same pot by describing them both as “populist”, Mehdi Hasan quickly pointed out that if so, Bernie is not a racist. And he injected needed truth on a couple more occasions after Chavez spoke. Thank you Mehdi, am enjoying your directness very much.

  59. 98 marleysperson
    December 31, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Here we are.

  60. 99 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 11:54 am

  61. 100 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 11:59 am

    🥲

  62. 101 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Drop it in the dropbox Georgia!

  63. December 31, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Whiteness:
    “Mehdi Hasan On The Privileges Afforded To The Nashville Bomber”
    “As a white man, a white Christian, Anthony Quinn Warner gets a benefit of the doubt—has a certain privilege shall we say—that people who look like me, and with names like mine, never get,”
    says Mehdi Hasan on the Nashville bomber.”

  64. 104 marleysperson
    December 31, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Thread. Share

  65. December 31, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    REV. JAMES WOODALL:
    “Georgia NAACP President Resigns From State’s Election Task Force: ‘It’s a Farce'”
    “Woodall said the the Secretary of State (Raffensperger) was “trying to play both sides” and sent him an email with his resignation”:
    “I cannot in good faith continue to work with your office in a nonpartisan fashion if you publicly commit to disenfranchising thousands of eligible voters on a purely partisan basis and continue to use your office to push conspiracy theories that place Georgia residents in harm’s way. Your latest actions are troubling to say the least and put the work of Task Force in jeapardy…”

    Georgia NAACP:
    “The Secretary of State has doubled down on using his office to endorse campaigns of disinformation, amplify partisan attacks while publicly degrading the authenticity of our elections since the very beginning.”

  66. 107 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Mrs. Obama says Georgia should vote for Reverend Warnock. We should do what she says!

  67. December 31, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    20 days more…

    • 109 marleysperson
      December 31, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      this

    • 110 carla4obama
      December 31, 2020 at 1:28 pm

      All 74 million of his voters were conned? No, millions knew exactly who he was and how he operated. They voted for him anyway. Why? Now that is a bigger more complex issue. A list to start with: Hate of POC, hate of powerful women, hate of immigrants, hate of the LGBTQ community, greed…you know the millions of racists and bigots and their ilk…..they weren’t conned.

      • December 31, 2020 at 4:21 pm

        That’s a question I ask often. I already have realized that racism and bigotry is the primary factor and that loss of jobs/health insurance is their willingness to sacrifice for the cause. But how long are they willing to “sacrifice” while those who they look to “save the race” continue to get richer?

        • 112 carla4obama
          December 31, 2020 at 6:14 pm

          As long as their Hate for the “other” is greater than their love for self. This hate for others is seen in their faces, their actions. It is easy to spot, and frightening at the same time.

  68. December 31, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    This is a reach, but could this be a reason that P-E Biden is not getting the transitional briefs from the DoD?

    We know that tRump is trying to do as much damage as he can on his way out and make things more complicated for the Biden administration. But will he/can he go this far?

  69. 115 marleysperson
    December 31, 2020 at 12:49 pm

  70. December 31, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Welp.

  71. 121 jer44
    December 31, 2020 at 1:36 pm

  72. 123 jer44
    December 31, 2020 at 1:46 pm

  73. December 31, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    “Tasing of Native American Male at Petroglyph National Monument Draws Attention of Members of Congress”

    ALBUQUERQUE —
    “What started as a Sunday walk at Petroglyph National Monument by a Navajo/Oneida man ended in a confrontation with a National Park Service ranger that left the Native man screaming on the ground after he had been tased multiple times.

    The incident has drawn the attention of several members of Congress.

    Within the grounds of Petroglyph National Monument is one of the country’s largest petroglyph sites that features designs and symbols carved into rocks by American Indians and Spanish settlers. The designs and symbols date back 400 to 700 years.

    American Indians consider the New Mexico monument sacred and go there to pray. Hiking is allowed on designated trails to protect the archeological integrity of the monument….

    “We are shocked by the video of a National Park Service ranger tasing Darrell House at Petroglyph National Monument on Sunday. We have asked for an immediate investigation into the incident and expect a full accounting of what happened. This landscape is sacred to Tribes and holds deep meaning for the people of New Mexico. Everyone should feel safe and welcome on our public lands.”

    Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, that oversees the U.S. Department of the Interior, sent a letter to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt today. In the letter Grijalva requests footage from body-worn cameras used by National Park Service (NPS) officers involved in the Dec. 27 Tasering of Darrell House, a Marine Corps veteran and enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and Oneida Nation, at Petroglyph National Monument.”

    (https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/tasing-of-native-american-male-at-petroglyph-national-monument-draws-attention-of-members-of-congress)

  74. 125 jer44
    December 31, 2020 at 2:00 pm

  75. 127 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 2:09 pm

  76. 128 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Thread

  77. 130 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    We’re gonna WIN!!!!!!!!!!

  78. 133 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 2:17 pm

  79. 134 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    • December 31, 2020 at 2:35 pm

      Just love this guy’s clarity, insight and composure.
      Was he ever stunning in his on-camera response to the Fox Anchor!!
      Ossoff on his opponents: “They are enriching themselves.”
      “Loeffler…she’s been campaigning with a Klansman.
      She is stooping to these vicious personal attacks to distract from the fact
      that she’s been campaigning with a former member of the Ku Klux Klan.
      I mean, we deserve better than that here in Georgia.”

  80. 137 pkayden
    December 31, 2020 at 2:19 pm

  81. December 31, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Hopefully for everyone’s sake, i’m just an old dude wrapped in virtual tin foil and becoming more senile by the second, but …

    …. anyone remotely familiar with history should be freaked right about now, imo.

    bbl

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  83. 140 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 3:26 pm

  84. 141 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 3:28 pm

  85. December 31, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Alicia Garza, civil rights activist, co-creator of Black Lives Matter movement.
    Velshi:
    “After a year of protests and fervent pleas for change, where do we stand now? Will we see the change that protestors have asked for under a Biden Administration?”
    Garza:
    “I think in this new era what we really need to be paying attention to is not continuing to sweep this epidemic under the rug. What we’ve seen for not just this past year but at least the last decade, is that honestly we’re facing a situation where police officers and law enforcement in this country have more rights and more protections than the civilians that they are sworn to protect and serve. And that in and of itself is a tragedy. But then bigger than that what we’re seeing is that there are no consistent accountability mechanisms. And frankly there isn’t the political will to enforce those mechanisms, when they do exist. That is why we see such uneven levels of accountability across the country from department to department. And we even see it in what I would say is a severely weakened Department of Justice especially under the trump administration, and certainly under AG bill barr or former AG bill barr as the case may be.”

    • December 31, 2020 at 3:32 pm

      Garza:
      “So for us, I think moving into 2021 there’s a few things that we need to see.
      Number one, we need to see an uprooting of racism in every aspect of our lives.
      And that includes Police Departments and it includes law enforcement.
      Number two, we need to see a reallocation of resources across the board. What we’re seeing is we are bloating the budgets of these police departments with no accountability and no transparence and no oversight. And so the results are very clear. But what if we reallocate those resources into the community needs that we have, mental health services, all of the things that we’re calling on police to help do something about, that they’re not trained to do and they’re not the best people to do it.
      And then thirdly, I think what we really need to see in 2021 is a strengthening of oversight mechanisms, whether it be at the federal level, or whether it be in cities and states where most law enforcement policy is actually developed and implemented.”

    • December 31, 2020 at 3:36 pm

      Velshi:
      “Numbers two and three are political, they can be done. Number one, uprooting racism, we’ve been trying to do that I suspect for a very long time. What does that involve? That’s not just about having a Biden/Harris Administration. That’s a different, bigger thing.”
      Garza:
      “It is. But it’s important for the Biden and Harris Administration to actually take this on as a core component of their administration. The problem here is that too often the way that we talk about racism is that it’s about “mean people” being mean to people.
      And that actually is not racism. That’s just mean people being mean!
      But racism is about rigged rules. It’s about keeping people from power, decision making, and dignity. And we see that in systems across the board. Whether it be law enforcement, whether it be education, whether it be healthcare. Whether it be in our employment and in our economy. Racism is fundamentally about rigged rules that keep people who have been designed or designated as “other” from the things that they need to live well.”

    • December 31, 2020 at 3:38 pm

      Garza:
      “And the Biden/Harris Administration needs to make this a core component of their agenda for their administration. And they too need to embrace this notion that racism is NOT, again, about people being mean to each other. Racism is fundamentally about rules that are rigged against communities that have been left out and left behind for far too long. Once we start to address that from that perspective, then we can take on the mandate of changing those rules, getting rid of those rules.
      And replacing them with rules that allow people to access dignity equally.”

  86. December 31, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    “What 2020’s social justice movement hopes to achieve in the Biden/Harris era”. Alicia Garza speaks to Velshi.
    (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/what-2020-s-social-justice-movement-hopes-to-achieve-in-the-biden-harris-era-98632261663)

    “And they too need to embrace this notion that racism is NOT, again, about people being mean to each other. Racism is fundamentally about rules that are rigged against communities that have been left out and left behind for far too long.” (Garza)

  87. 147 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Auntie needs some roses, Georgia! ☺️

  88. 149 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 4:10 pm

  89. 150 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Georgia, you can get with this…

    … or you can get with that!

  90. 151 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Thread

  91. 152 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 4:16 pm

  92. 153 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 4:16 pm

  93. 154 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 4:35 pm

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  95. 156 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 5:04 pm

  96. 157 jer44
    December 31, 2020 at 5:08 pm

  97. 158 jer44
    December 31, 2020 at 5:13 pm

  98. 159 jer44
    December 31, 2020 at 5:15 pm

  99. 160 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 5:22 pm

  100. 161 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 5:23 pm

  101. 162 Dudette
    December 31, 2020 at 5:23 pm

  102. 163 pkayden
    December 31, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Happy New Year to the TOD family.

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  105. 166 pkayden
    December 31, 2020 at 6:18 pm

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  107. December 31, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    • December 31, 2020 at 6:54 pm

      Thomas (Tommy) Bloom Raskin, 25 years:
      “Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor. We are devastated and demolished to be without him.”
      —the Raskin family must have been going through hell over Christmas….so so sorry to hear this news.

  108. 171 jacquelineoboomer
    January 1, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Love this post, Nerdy! You sure do know how to make us smile!


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