Tona Boyd

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  1. 1 Dudette
    January 12, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Good Morning Family!
    Thank you Nerdy!
    I love that Tona Boyd is joining the Biden Admin! Yay America!

  2. 2 Nerdy Wonka
    January 12, 2021 at 11:27 am

  3. 7 Dudette
    January 12, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Long thread. 😳

  4. 8 Dudette
    January 12, 2021 at 11:48 am

  5. 10 jer44
    January 12, 2021 at 11:54 am

  6. 15 Dudette
    January 12, 2021 at 11:55 am

  7. 18 jer44
    January 12, 2021 at 11:59 am

  8. January 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley:
    ‘Trump is a threat to the American people, clear and present’
    Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley joins the Reidout to talk about the Capitol Hill insurrection and the question of impeachment: “This was an attack led and coordinated by white supremacists. It was a violent mob, an attempted coup, to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power …”
    Hear: (https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-reidout-with-joy-reid/episode/rep-ayanna-pressley-trump-is-a-threat-to-the-american-people-clear-and-present-80755803)

  9. 20 jer44
    January 12, 2021 at 12:01 pm

  10. 21 ggail44
    January 12, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Good West Coast morning sista Nerdy & TOD family.

    It’s good news that Ms. Tona Boyd will be joining forces to get in some serious “Good Trouble”. Congratulations!

  11. 22 ggail44
    January 12, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Modi Mess
    India’s Supreme Court temporarily paused the implementation of new agricultural laws that have led to widespread protests from farmers.
    For more than a month, tens of thousands of farmers have camped on the outskirts of New Delhi, the capital, to protest against reform measures that they say benefit large private buyers and harm growers.

  12. January 12, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Glen Kirschner:
    “Goodness knows, it’s an affidavit that would need a table of contents, footnootes, and an appendix,
    with all the crime Donald Trump has committed…

    The Judge would ask (the agent) well is there any Supreme Court precedent, case law, that says you may not indict a sitting criminal president?
    No your Honor.
    Is there any statute, any law on the books, that says you can’t indict a sitting criminal president?
    No your Honor.
    And then in my opinion, the Judge would sign a warrant authorizing the arrest of a sitting criminal president who launched an attack on a largely unprotected body of government.

    This was the executive branching launching an attack against the legislative branch,
    and depriving the legislative branch of the law enforcement resources necessary to repel the attack.
    And if that’s not worthy of any arrest warrant right here, right now, I don’t know what is.”

    “Why Arrest Warrants Should Issue for Trump, Don Jr., Rudy & Others for the Jan. 6 US Capitol Riot”

  13. 24 jer44
    January 12, 2021 at 12:08 pm

  14. 25 ggail44
    January 12, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    A deep pocket Republican has died
    Sheldon Adelson, the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and a major donor to Republican politicians, died late Monday following complications related to his cancer treatment, his company said. He was 87. Adelson took a leave of absence from Sands last week to resume treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphom a, which his aides first disclosed in late February 2019.
    He rose from a hardscrabble childhood in Boston to become one of the world’s richest men as founder and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) He was Sands’ first employee, which has since grown to 50,000 employees. Adelson spent his fortune — pegged at $35 billion by Forbes — to become an influential behind-the-scenes-player in Washington, working to shape US policy toward Israel, help guide Republican Party strategy and lobby against threats posed to his business interests.

  15. 27 jer44
    January 12, 2021 at 12:13 pm

  16. 28 whenpamelawandered
    January 12, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Yo’ y’all, all the good news we need so
    much these days! Brava, Tona Boyd, you will make such a difference for the good of all!


  17. January 12, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Terry Bouton,
    Historian of the American Revolution. Author of Taming Democracy:
    “The People,” The Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution

    “My wife and I attended the “Stop the Steal” Trump Insurrection on Wednesday (as observers, NOT participants) and there are FIVE big take-aways from what we witnessed and heard outside the Capitol that I’d like to share. (We took all the pictures below). 1/22

    1) This insurrection wasn’t just redneck white supremacists and QAnon kooks. The people participating in, espousing, or cheering the violence cut across the different factions of the Republican Party and those factions were working in unison. 2/22

    Preppy looking “country club Republicans,” well-dressed social conservatives, and white Evangelicals in Jesus caps were standing shoulder to shoulder with QAnon cultists, Second Amendment cosplay commandos, and doughy, hardcore white nationalists. 3/22

    We eavesdropped on conversations for hours and no one expressed the slightest concern about the large number of white supremacists and para-military spewing violent rhetoric. Even the man in the “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt wasn’t beyond the pale. They were all “patriots.” 4/22

    I’m sure there were Republicans there who were horrified by what was happening. But the most common emotions we witnessed by nearly everyone were jubilation at the take over and anger at Democrats, Mike Pence, non-Trump supporting Republicans, and the Capitol Police. 5/22

    2) There is no doubt the Capitol was left purposefully understaffed as far as law enforcement and there was no federal effort to provide support even as things turned very dark. This contrasts sharply with all of other major protests we have attended. 6/22

    A lot has been made of the contrast to the overwhelming police presence at Black Lives Matters protests in the fall, and this is certainly true. But there was also A LOT more federal law enforcement presence at every single previous protest we have attended in DC. 7/22

    Most of these protests involved tens of thousands of mostly white, middle-aged people (meaning race wasn’t the only reason for the disparate police presence). Even the March for Science had far more police for a non-partisan event featuring “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” 8/22

    By contrast, there was a tiny federal police presence at “Stop the Steal” despite weeks of promises of violence spread on social media by well-known far-right radicals, many of whom had long histories of inciting violence. 9/22

    When we arrived, the only forces present were the clearly overwhelmed Capitol Police. The only reinforcements that arrived were other Capitol Police. There were a handful of DC Metro police, but they had accompanied the ambulances to take away the injured. 10/22

    The only other federal law enforcement presence was an FBI Swat team of about eight officers who arrived to provide cover for the Capitol Fire and EMTs there to extract Ashli Babbitt, the QAnon radical who was shot inside the Capitol Building. 11/22

    Once the FBI team got Babbitt out, they left and no other federal officers arrived in the more than two hours that followed. The small Capitol Police force was left to deal with the chaos by themselves. 12/22

    (much more…..)

    And it wasn’t just the white nationalists, Second Amendment radicals, and QAnon boneheads.
    I can’t adequately describe
    the blood lust we heard everywhere
    as we walked over the Capitol grounds, even from mild-mannered looking people.”

    • 30 Anna
      January 12, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      So much for Trump and his Maga BS, people didn’t get what they wanted from him, now they are blaming everyone else except Trump and themselves. Their only solution is to make others pay for it, kill them, they don’t care, same mind set as psycho Trump.

  18. January 12, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Speaker Pelosi:
    “Statement on House Republicans Blocking Unanimous Consent Request”

    “On Wednesday, the President incited a deadly insurrection against America that targeted the very heart of our Democracy. The President represents an imminent threat to our Constitution, our Country and the American people, and he must be removed from office immediately.

    “Today, in pro forma session, Leader Hoyer introduced a Unanimous Consent request to take up legislation by Congressman Jamie Raskin calling on the Vice President to mobilize the Cabinet to activate the 25th Amendment to remove the President.

    “The House Republicans rejected this legislation to protect America, enabling the President’s unhinged, unstable and deranged acts of sedition to continue. Their complicity endangers America, erodes our Democracy, and it must end.” (more)

  19. 35 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODbots.😍🤗😍
    Congrats, Dudette on your Furst🎉🎊🥂🥁
    Thank you, Nerdy Wonka.😍🤗😍

  20. 36 marleysperson
    January 12, 2021 at 1:21 pm

  21. 37 jer44
    January 12, 2021 at 1:32 pm

  22. 39 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 1:33 pm

  23. January 12, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    A few observations …

    Be sure to listen to …..

    Bottom line.

    If we had an effective Law Enforcement Agency, Trump and others would already be in custody awaiting trial.

    That they are not will only further embolden the #Trumpian cult to be vastly more violent in the days ahead.

  24. 42 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    • 43 pkayden
      January 12, 2021 at 5:33 pm

      👏🏿 👏🏿 👏🏿 Europeans aren’t playing!!

    • January 12, 2021 at 6:12 pm

      And he tried to pretend that State cancelled all trips so to do “smooth transition”, & some BS along those lines. Alrighty then. In that case, I woke up this morning & none of them had ever existed! 😏😂😷

  25. January 12, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee,
    speaking to Joy Reid:
    “Congresswoman, you questioned the Capitol Police Chief, then Police Chief Sund…I read reports that you said he assured that everything was under control. What did he tell you at the time and what do you make of what’s happening now, in terms of their lack of response, not even a press Conference since?”
    “It is absolutely true that I brought the question up about security in the Caucus,
    and Zoe Lofgren who is Head of our Administrative Committee had him call me. So the Chief of Police called me and I was very specific in what I talked to him about. The first thing I said to him was, are you going to make sure that these so-called protestors do not occupy the Plaza -that’s around the Capitol building.
    He said ‘Don’t worry about that, that will be barricaded. Absolutely they will not get on the Plaza’. And then I asked him what about the grassy area, what if you have opposing protestors who will want to stop them or just confront them? ‘Don’t worry about that” he said. ‘We’re going to have officers on the grassy area, and they will make sure that there is no confrontation’. And then I asked him about whether or not he had the cooperation of the Metropolitan Police. He said ‘Absolutely. We’re working with them. We have a great relationship’. And then I asked him whether or not they were going to have police officers on top of the buildings, because I told him I was thinking about the assassinations of Martin Luther King and John Kennedy, and how it happened from tall buildings even though they may have been coming from a window, that snipers like getting on top of the building. He said ‘They can’t get on top of the building because they would have to go through the Capitol in order to get up to the top of the building. Don’t worry about that. That will not happen’. I asked him about whether or not he had identified the domestic terrorist groups that were coming. And he said that they have a permitting process, and that they don’t have to identify the group per se. Individuals could come in and they could get a permit just by giving their name and filling out the papers. I reminded him that the Proud Boys were in town. I also reminded him that I understood the Oath Keepers, that the white supremacists, and all these other groups, the KKK,
    all of them were coming. And he said that ‘We have everything under control’ that ‘We are confident that we can handle this.’ He absolutely assured me that they had it all under control. And that they were not worried because they had planned it and it was going to be fine. He absolutely did.”

    • January 12, 2021 at 2:12 pm

      “I kept him on the phone for one hour Joy! One hour asking him all of these questions and more. And I was a little bit uneasy about the fact that he did not seem to be worried about the domestic terrorists, and the way that the permitting process was being handled. But I thought now this is the Police Chief and he must know what he is doing! It seems that now he is telling another story, a different story.”

    • January 12, 2021 at 2:14 pm

      “He is certainly making a lot of excuses and there’s a lot of finger pointing like this way…
      Stories and news reports out there that the 17th is being targeted as another day for trump forces to rally all over the country…the 19th is being named….the Inauguration…are you confident that after watching the Capitol get sieged, that the Capitol Police, the Secret Service, and other federal law enforcement are ready for the Inauguration. Do you think it will be secure?”
      “Well no I’m not comfortable based on what we’ve just experienced.
      And we need to do a deep investigation about how this happened and who is complicit in all of this.
      But I want to tell you, not only am I not confident about the times that you identify that possibly we could have real problems. I do believe that the president of the United States, Trump, has organized and worked in a way that even after he is not serving as the president, that he believes that he is going to have control over significant populations in this country, that he can use to basically rule and confront whatever entity he would like to confront that’s not agreeing with him. Turn them on to other groups, etc. I think that he intends to exercise power even past his presidency. And so whether you’re talking about particular dates where we may have trouble. And I also think that when they talk about 17th and they talk about the 20th, that some of our state legislative offices are also targeted. And they may have an operation that’s going all over the country at one time, where we’re being attacked. So I think we’re in a very dangerous time in the history of this country.”
      “What that sounds like is an insurgency. And we’ve seen that in places like Iraq, and that is a frightening prospect, that that’s what we might be seeing here.”

  26. 48 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 2:14 pm

  27. 49 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 2:23 pm

  28. 50 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 2:42 pm

  29. 52 pkayden
    January 12, 2021 at 2:47 pm

  30. January 12, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    The Senate must vote to end trump.
    For the sake of all of our children, millions of children and their safety across the country, their futures:
    McConnell…it is on you to protect our children, and their children.

    “Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer
    is exploring whether the chamber can be called into an emergency session for a trial of President Donald Trump on an article of impeachment the House is set to approve this week.”

  31. 54 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 3:36 pm

  32. 55 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 3:39 pm

  33. 56 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 3:40 pm

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    January 12, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    • 58 nena20409
      January 12, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    • 59 nena20409
      January 12, 2021 at 3:48 pm

  35. 60 pkayden
    January 12, 2021 at 3:53 pm

  36. 61 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 4:11 pm

  37. 62 pkayden
    January 12, 2021 at 4:14 pm

  38. 63 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 4:19 pm

  39. 64 Dudette
    January 12, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Justice for Flint is on the way.

  40. 65 Dudette
    January 12, 2021 at 4:27 pm

  41. 66 Dudette
    January 12, 2021 at 4:29 pm

  42. 67 jer44
    January 12, 2021 at 4:34 pm

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  44. 69 marleysperson
    January 12, 2021 at 4:36 pm

  45. 70 jer44
    January 12, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    • 71 Dudette
      January 12, 2021 at 7:22 pm

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    January 12, 2021 at 4:42 pm

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    January 12, 2021 at 4:44 pm


  48. 74 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 4:46 pm

  49. 75 jer44
    January 12, 2021 at 4:47 pm

  50. 76 pkayden
    January 12, 2021 at 4:54 pm

  51. 77 jer44
    January 12, 2021 at 5:04 pm

  52. 78 jer44
    January 12, 2021 at 5:05 pm

  53. 79 jer44
    January 12, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    • 80 amk for obama
      January 12, 2021 at 6:05 pm

      NZ’s Jacinda brought a nationwide gun ban within a week of mass shooting. That’s sanity.

    • January 12, 2021 at 6:28 pm

      Have been dreaming of this day for MI.
      This must become true for every other such Capitol in America.
      MT. NB, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY

  54. 83 pkayden
    January 12, 2021 at 5:28 pm

  55. 84 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    • 85 nena20409
      January 12, 2021 at 5:37 pm

      Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway (February 1, 1878 – December 21, 1950) was an American politician who became the first woman elected to serve a full term as a United States Senator.

  56. 86 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 5:40 pm

  57. 87 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Now 2 GOP Reps will vote for Impeachment tommorrow…Liz Cheney has announced.

  58. 88 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 5:56 pm

  59. 89 amk for obama
    January 12, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Talk is cheap, mitch. Bring it to the floor and bring a minimum 16 of your minions with you to impeach.

  60. 91 amk for obama
    January 12, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Fucking coward.

  61. 93 amk for obama
    January 12, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    I hope Biden appoints a new FBI director in a clean break from the thug’s admin. No more Obama era let’s appoint some rethugs bipartisanship crap. I blame mueller for the traitorous thug’s rise to the power.

    • 94 amk for obama
      January 12, 2021 at 6:29 pm

      Good. Smash that cockroach to the ground.

  62. 95 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

  63. 97 amk for obama
    January 12, 2021 at 6:46 pm

  64. 98 nena20409
    January 12, 2021 at 6:53 pm

  65. 99 amk for obama
    January 12, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Covid: 2020 saw most excess deaths since World War Two


    It has been a truly annus horribilis.

  66. 100 pkayden
    January 12, 2021 at 7:18 pm

  67. 102 amk for obama
    January 12, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    what if the thugs refuse to pay?

    • 103 amk for obama
      January 12, 2021 at 7:22 pm


    • 104 Dudette
      January 12, 2021 at 7:34 pm

      Right, so they just walk in, infect some people, and pay a fine (or don’t pay). Big whoop! 🙄

  68. 105 amk for obama
    January 12, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    fucking mancin again.

  69. 108 amk for obama
    January 12, 2021 at 7:23 pm

  70. 109 amk for obama
    January 12, 2021 at 7:25 pm

  71. 110 amk for obama
    January 12, 2021 at 7:32 pm

  72. 111 amk for obama
    January 12, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    with assholes like manchin?

  73. 113 amk for obama
    January 12, 2021 at 7:33 pm

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