28
Jan
21

A Time For Boldness


134 Responses to “A Time For Boldness”


  1. January 28, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Good morning Nerdy – hope you’ll let me in 🙂

  2. January 28, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    “Sunrise Movement Celebrates Major Climate Victories After Biden Takes Reins on Climate Action,
    Asserts Democrats Must Now Abolish Filibuster”

    “Young people organized like hell to get Biden elected, delivering him a mandate for action on the climate crisis, Covid-19, systemic racism, and the economy,” said the Sunrise Movement’s Executive Director Varshini Prakash. “Today makes clear that President Biden hears our generation’s demands loud and clear, understands the power of our movement, and is serious about using executive power to deliver on his campaign promises.”
    Lists major victories…

    (https://www.sunrisemovement.org/press-releases/biden-climate-action/)
    —-Joe’s unprecedented fight against climate change. Thanks President Biden!!

  3. 4 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 12:17 pm

  4. 5 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    • January 28, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      Many people voted absentee the recent elections because of the pandemic. I guess people were not supposed to use an option that was available by law.

      But when you consider that there are a lot of elderly voters others who normally vote by absentee ballot, people who may not even have an ID much less a driver’s license and probably don’t see the need to get one, would exceptions be made for these individuals/

      At any rate, I’m sure this rule, if passed, will be challenged. Republicans have already been bold enough to say that they are making changes to give Republicans a better chance to win.

  5. 8 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 12:19 pm

  6. 9 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm

  7. January 28, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    If the Senate Dems don’t have the votes to eliminate the filibuster, they can and should make sure it’s a “talking filibuster”, not just a threat to filibuster.

  8. January 28, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on ReidOut:
    ‘Non-democratic’: Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the filibuster ‘has got to go’
    “Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it’s not a question of if the filibuster is going away, but when: “The filibuster is non-democratic. It has been used to the disarray of Congress. And certainly it hasn’t been anything that’s been helpful to the American people.”

    • January 28, 2021 at 1:09 pm

      fmr Leader Reid:
      “GOP decided to oppose everything PBO tried to do…
      and as a result of that we had to change the rules. I’m so happy we did. As a result of that,
      Barack Obama will go down as having the most successful Congress in the history of the country.
      Barack Obama changed the world…”

      • 14 whenpamelawandered
        January 28, 2021 at 1:59 pm

        Yes He Did.

        We walked with him the entire way.

        If only you had replaced yourself with Patty Murray, well, I’ll say no more, the new day dawns, let us remember the darkness behind as we face toward the Light of a future where all may realize their dreams of Hope.

        🕊🕯🕊

        • 15 vcprezofan2
          January 28, 2021 at 2:23 pm

          Hello there, ‘wanderer’ P. Hope you, and yours, continue to enjoy good health! ❤ ❤

          I've been meaning to catch you online, ever since Dudette reminded us that The O Foundation was seeking more memorabilia. Her comment reminded me that I had quite a bit myself, thanks to your thoughtfulness, so I went and fiddled with my stash. What fun! I 'found' my 'Inauguration Day Official Commemorative Souvenir 2009' AND my 2012 Obama calendar, both still unopened! Of course I was tempted to peek inside both, but in keeping with my procrastinating personality I put them away again. After all, once they are opened I'd have nothing to look forward to opening! Yea, yea, my annoying habit of delaying the opening of Xmas & birthday gifts still cause Offspring to roll his eyes from time to time. 😀 😀 😀

          Thanks again,
          Wishing you continued calm in this new era of real US leadership!

          • 16 whenpamelawandered
            January 28, 2021 at 2:37 pm

            Hi Hi VCPrezOFan!! Indeed, you are more than wise to have left those priceless mementos unopened, I barely remember sending them, but way back then, pre-disability (!), I was working so much and loved supporting the campaign by sending goodies to people, all around the world, actually!! I’m so glad you still have yours in a precious, secret place!! Love to you and all the family! WmpW

  9. 17 jer44
    January 28, 2021 at 12:45 pm

  10. January 28, 2021 at 12:46 pm

  11. 19 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 12:47 pm

  12. January 28, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    GINA McCARTHY,
    first White House National Climate Advisor under U.S. President Joe Biden:

    ‘Let’s think big’: Biden climate advisor says ‘We’re going to invest money in environmental justice’
    “Gina McCarthy joins The ReidOut to talk about President Biden’s recent executive orders tackling climate change: “Let’s think big, let’s be bold. Let’s not think about the past. Let’s think about the future.
    Let’s be hopeful again. And for crying out loud, respect the science.”

    (https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/watch/-let-s-think-big-biden-climate-advisor-says-we-re-going-to-invest-money-in-environmental-justice-100130885753?cid=sm_npd_ms_fb_hb)

  13. January 28, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    AOC
    “I’m feeling extraordinarily encouraged,” says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discussing President Biden’s executive orders on the climate crisis, speaking with Hayes.

  14. 22 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 12:53 pm

  15. 23 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    NASA Remembers 😔

  16. 25 whenpamelawandered
    January 28, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Hello all my Beloveds, big hugs all around. Full Moon happening now, so if skies are clear tonight will be beautiful!

    I’m missing so much, and I note Bobfr has posted his last post, so I know I’ve lost the thread, Bobfr, fill me in, if you can, and know you have my highest respect for all the intensely hard work you have dedicated to keeping us all in tune with, well, everything!

    I’ll hang out as long as I can, another big hug all around in case I get the boot really soon!

    🕊🙏🏼🕯💙🕯🕊

    • 26 whenpamelawandered
      January 28, 2021 at 2:44 pm

      Wolf Moon! 🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺

      The wolves are in need of some very fast and determined protection, the gun crazies will kill off as many as possible without us taking steps right away to protect those left on Planet Earth!

      @apexprotectionproject

      There are excellent guiding articles to be found through this esteems and dedicated group!

    • 27 whenpamelawandered
      January 28, 2021 at 2:44 pm

      Wolf Moon! 🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺

      The wolves are in need of some very fast and determined protection, the gun crazies will kill off as many as possible without us taking steps right away to protect those left on Planet Earth!

      @apexprotectionproject

      There are excellent guiding articles to be found through this esteems and dedicated group!

    • 28 vcprezofan2
      January 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm

      Hi P. Here’s the link to what Bobfr. said here, but it may freeze up on you. It keep freezing on me.

      https://obamadiary.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/racism-is-all-across-america/#comment-1884735

  17. January 28, 2021 at 1:01 pm

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  19. 31 jacquelineoboomer
    January 28, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Can’t get any better than that endorsement from President Obama! Go, Joe!

  20. January 28, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    DHSS Bulletin:
    “The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletiin due to a heightened threat environment across the United States, which DHS believes will persist in the weeks following the successful Presidential Inauguration. Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence.”
    See background, details: (https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/ntas/alerts/21_0127_ntas-bulletin.pdf)

  21. January 28, 2021 at 1:20 pm

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  24. January 28, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Alex Wagner:
    “This is the Republican Party!! Trump is the hothouse flower that bloomed…Trump is the expression,
    he is the harvest of those seeds…the takeover is complete.”

    Rep Greene is an integral part of that – Trump gave permission for that majority to come out of the shadows.

  25. 39 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    We can’t afford not to do it.

  26. 40 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Way to go Joe!

  27. 42 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Whole of government response

  28. January 28, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    The Biden Plan For A Clean Energy Revolution And Environmental Justice.
    1. Ensure the U.S. acheves a 100% clean energy economy and net-zero emissions not later than 2050.

    “The United States must have a bold plan to achieve a 100% clean energy economy and net-zero emissions no later than 2050 here at home. On day one, Biden will sign a series of executive orders that put us on this track. And, he will demand that Congress enacts legislation in the first year of his presidency that 1) establishes an enforcement mechanism to achieve the 2050 goal, including a target no later than the end of his first term in 2025 to ensure we get to the finish line, 2) makes a historic investment in energy and climate research and innovation, 3) incentivizes the rapid deployment of clean energy innovations across the economy. Failure is not an option. If Congress falls short of its duty to act, Biden will hold them accountable.”
    –Beautifu: (https://joebiden.com/climate-plan/)

  29. January 28, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    President Biden’s key target:
    Zero carbon missions, net-zero carbon emission within 30 years.

    CORAL DAVENPORT,
    Energy and Environmental Policy reporter for NYT, speaks to Maddow.
    “President Biden has also set a goal, sort of a halfway goal of zero carbon emissions just from the electricity sector by 2035. That’s zero carbon emissions from electricity, no more coal fired power plants in 15 years. That is a wildly ambitious goal.
    President Biden, when he was campaigning, put forth the most ambitious climate policy of any major presidential nominee. He’s also set a goal of spending 2 trillion dollars just on climate policy. So in terms of the goals that he has set and also the messaging that he’s done.
    He did executive orders on his first day of office, addressing over one hundred environmental policies, putting in place dozens and dozens of the environmental policies that president Trump rolled back. Sending such a really clear, powerful intentional signal on Day One. And then one week later sort of ramping that up with with additional signals. So that’s a really big deal. It is very important to note Rachel. As you know well, executive orders are not policy. Because he says he wants to do this, it doesn’t mean that he U.S. is going to reach these goals. It doesn’t mean certainly, that the Congress is going to appropriate 2 Trillion dollars.”
    (skipped end of section)

    • January 28, 2021 at 2:43 pm

      Maddow:
      “You described carmakers and some of the oil and gas companies as being actually in favor of Biden, reversing some of Trump’s anti-environmental actions, and in favor of some of the emission standards for example. I mean I now that he’ll have a fight with industry and with the advocates of industry on Capitol Hill for a lot of this stuff. But are our expectations on this a little bit out of date in terms of where some of the stakeholders are going to come down on these proposals?”
      Davenport:
      “Yes. Rachel you mentioned the automakers, and that is something where if you make a comparison to what President Obama tried to do in the first couple of years of his Administration and where the auto industry wants. Now fast forward over a decade later. It’s such a profound change. When Obama was going to put into place – and it’s important to also (understand that) auto pollution is the single largest source of climate warming greenhouse gas emission in the U.S. So what the auto industry does, what the automaker does, and what kind of regulations the US government puts on the auto industry are at the heart.
      They’re the number one thing that the Government can do
      in terms of fundamentally lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
      So when Obama tried to do that, the automakers fought tooth and nail.
      They were absolutely powerfully opposed…
      The auto companies went bankrupt and the Federal Government had to bail them out.
      Once they were under the thumb of that bailout, they were willing to come to the table. Kind of had to accept the (Obama) regulations because that was part of the bigger picture. As soon as president Trump came into office he initiated rolling back those rules. We’re now kind of back at zero on auto emissions regulations. But what is fascinating is that this time around, as Biden said on Day One, he’s getting ready to put a lot of those tough regulations – tough, tough regulations – on fuel economy, on auto tailpipe emissions, by possibly even 6 major auto companies, have signaled that they’re ready to come to the table…”
      (lists companies).

    • January 28, 2021 at 2:46 pm

      Davenport:
      “The CEO of GM, Mary Barra, has said ‘we are willing to work with the Biden administration on moving forward on electric vehicles’. Five of these companies have already made a deal with the state of California to abide by tough fuel economy rules that are pretty close to what the Obama rules already were. This is a profound turnaround!
      This is the auto companies coming in on Day One and saying ‘we’re willing to work with you’.
      And they are not doing it to be altruistic.
      They are not doing it because the love the planet.
      They’re doing it because the market forces have shifted so profoundly in the last decades.
      That’s where the market is going! Some of these companies are already ramping up their construction of electric vehicles anyway, because the market is demanding that, their customers are demanding that, the technology has transformed. You can get fuel economy, you can get these electric vehicles. And what Biden is saying is ‘I’m going to put these regulations in, but I’m also – the Government is here to help.
      We’re prepared to spend billions of dollars to install electric vehicle charging stations all-around the country, to take away one of the biggest concerns of consumers’. So that is one example where an industry has really shifted very dramatically. And it think that will really change how this Administration is able to move forward pretty quickly with putting tough new fuel auto pollution rules place. That’s a big deal. It’s a big change. It doesn’t mean everything else will go as smoothly, but it’s profound change.”

    • January 28, 2021 at 2:47 pm

      Maddow:
      “Yes and it’s as you say, that could potentially be the biggest single impact policy in terms of our emissions. For those practicalities to change the politics – we’ll have to follow. This is going to be this totally uncharted territory. It’s going to be fascinating to watch.”

  30. 48 jer44
    January 28, 2021 at 3:58 pm

  31. 49 vcprezofan2
    January 28, 2021 at 4:07 pm

  32. 50 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 4:34 pm

  33. 51 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    🥳👏🏾❤️

  34. January 28, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    • 53 Hillary Darton
      January 28, 2021 at 6:32 pm

      Biden will try to work with the Republicans, if the Republicans refuse to work with him then he will do what he have to do.

  35. January 28, 2021 at 4:59 pm

  36. January 28, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    🤣🤣

  37. 56 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 5:12 pm

  38. 57 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Very cool!

  39. 58 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    It’s the turnout, Baby!

    • January 29, 2021 at 7:57 am

      Republicans have always known that. The 2020 Elections PROVED that. So now, they will be trying harder to keep us from voting.

      But the other thing that was proven was that suppression can only go so far. We saw that TURNOUT overcame the gerrymandering, the precinct closings, the id rules, the post office slow-down, etc. In short, they can make it harder to vote, but motivation, attention, and determination goes a long way in overcoming the obstacles put in our path.

  40. 60 pkayden
    January 28, 2021 at 5:28 pm

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  42. January 28, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    hello Nerdy…Bob…is having trouble getting on to the diary..thanks a bunch

  43. January 28, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    DAMN! Ms. Cicely Tyson is now an ancestor. She passed this afternoon.

  44. 70 pkayden
    January 28, 2021 at 7:40 pm

  45. January 28, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Feeling such a deep sense of loss. Rest in absolute power, Ms. Cicely Tyson. 💞

  46. January 28, 2021 at 9:16 pm

  47. January 28, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Ms. Tyson’s last signed tweet was yesterday, lifting up, encouraging Amanda Gorman…

  48. January 28, 2021 at 10:41 pm

  49. 77 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Saddest news tonight.

  50. 78 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 11:09 pm

  51. 79 Dudette
    January 28, 2021 at 11:12 pm

  52. 80 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 12:09 am

    A thread for a queen from a queen.

  53. 81 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 12:12 am

  54. 82 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Job well done.

  55. 83 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 12:16 am

  56. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    January 29, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Haven’t found a clip yet (and I don’t normally applaud Brian Williams) but if you need a laugh …

  57. January 29, 2021 at 12:53 am

    • January 29, 2021 at 8:23 am

      That seems to be happening a lot with Republican led state legislatures. They have taken it upon themselves to try to redefine the roles of elected officials, to the point of attempting to strip officials of their authority.

      Daily we are given evidence of why voting is important.

    • January 29, 2021 at 11:19 am

      I hope that this challenged in court….

  58. January 29, 2021 at 1:29 am

  59. January 29, 2021 at 1:58 am

    Goodnight TOD.

    Maybe tomorrow will be a brighter day if the gates to TODville are open to a wandering onld friend 🙂

  60. January 29, 2021 at 4:24 am

    I gather that the Speaker of the House does not have the power to expell members of the other party…hence the investigation to find out if any of the Republicans were involved in aiding and abetting the insurrection…

    The irony in all of this ..is if members of Congress are held to account….the rioters and insurrectionists are held to account…but Trump and his band of collaborators are NOT..

  61. 94 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 7:27 am

  62. January 29, 2021 at 7:37 am

    Class and Grace…Cicely Tyson Epitomized the Beauty of Black women.

    She was a Trailblazer and a Role Model for many.

    A Icon and a Hero

    Rest in Peace

  63. 97 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 7:55 am

    😆😂🤣😆🤣🤣

  64. 98 marleysperson
    January 29, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Morning!!!

  65. 100 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 8:31 am

  66. January 29, 2021 at 8:37 am

    They never reined in the crazy in the past, which encouraged the extremes that they are getting now.

    REAP….SOW

    CHICKENS…ROOST

  67. January 29, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Welcome to tRumpWorld. I hope it’s not just a ruse to try to help GOP turn the impeachment trial into a circus.

    On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that the self-styled “QAnon Shaman” who was seen in pictures of the Capitol riot wearing horns and red, white, and blue face paint is willing to testify against former President Donald Trump — because he feels “betrayed” he didn’t receive a pardon for what he thought was following Trump’s orders.

    “Lawyer Albert Watkins said he hasn’t spoken to any member in the Senate since announcing his offer to have Jacob Chansley testify at Trump’s trial, which is scheduled to begin the week of Feb. 8. Watkins said it’s important for senators to hear the voice of someone who was incited by Trump,” said the report. “Watkins said his client was previously ‘horrendously smitten’ by Trump but now feels let down after Trump’s refusal to grant Chansley and others who participated in the insurrection a pardon. ‘He felt like he was betrayed by the president,’ Watkins said.”

  68. January 29, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Impeachment Committee Interesting. 🤔 I wonder if this is a real option. Republicans have already shown their hand. Democrats need to use whatever is available in their arsenal.

  69. January 29, 2021 at 9:00 am

    They condone saying *whatever*. No matter how false. No matter how outrageous. No matter how inciteful.

  70. January 29, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Sounds interesting. Has anyone else seen this and know where it’s streaming?

  71. 106 marleysperson
    January 29, 2021 at 9:09 am

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  74. 109 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 9:45 am

  75. 110 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 9:46 am

  76. 111 tnmtngirl1
    January 29, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Good morning TOD. I need to go back and what the video from BW’s show. Gotta get into my homeschooling right now. I do know that for the past 2-3 months, BW’s has NO more f—s left to give!!!!!!!! None! I am anxious to go back and watch. 🙂

    Have a good day. bbl……….

  77. 112 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Seriously.

  78. 113 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 9:47 am

  79. 114 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 9:49 am

    This is so cute! 😁

  80. 115 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 9:52 am

    No more unopposed Republicans

  81. 116 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 9:53 am

  82. 117 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Brilliant!

  83. 118 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 9:56 am

  84. 119 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 9:57 am

    🤓

  85. 120 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 9:58 am

  86. January 29, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Still trying to gain entry …

  87. 124 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 10:31 am

  88. 125 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 10:32 am

  89. 126 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 10:33 am

  90. 127 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Yay!

  91. 128 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 10:36 am

    🛰

  92. 129 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Press briefing

  93. 130 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 10:38 am

    I like this! 🤓

    • 132 jacquelineoboomer
      January 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm

      Nerdy, darlin’ – Please forgive my asking again, but I have no idea if your schedule allows you to check all your messages every day, so here I am! Our dear Bobfr has changed over to his real name – Bob Franza – and is anxiously awaiting your okay so that he can start posting again on TOD. Can you help him out? Thank you and have a great weekend!

  94. 133 Dudette
    January 29, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Right?

  95. January 29, 2021 at 10:56 am

    “Health care staff stranded on snowy highway gives COVID vaccines to motorists”
    “Not wanting any doses to expire, the health department says its staff began walking from car to car,
    offering stranded motorists a chance at receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.”
    (https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/coronavirus/health-care-staff-stranded-on-snowy-highway-gives-covid-vaccines-to-motorists)…(reported on Hayes)
    —how great is that.


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