Waffles + Mochi

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  1. February 11, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Good Morning, TODers!!! Thank you, Nerdy!!!

  2. February 11, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Waffles and Mochi…sort of an extension of the Kids’ State Dinners Michelle Obama used to host at the White House.

  3. February 11, 2021 at 11:06 am

    Sarah Rector – “Richest Colored Girl in the World”

    Born as the daughter of freedmen in 1902, Sarah Rector rose from humble beginnings to reportedly become the wealthiest black girl in the nation at the age of 11.

    Rector and her family were African American members of the Muscogee Creek Nation who lived in the predominantly black town of Taft, Oklahoma, which, at the time, was considered Indian Territory. Following the Civil War, Rector’s parents, who were formerly enslaved by Creek Tribe members, were entitled to land allotments under the Dawes Allotment Act of 1887. As a result, hundreds of black children, or “Creek Freedmen minors,” were each granted 160 acres of land as Indian Territory integrated with Oklahoma Territory to form the State of Oklahoma in 1907.

    While lands granted to former slaves were usually rocky and infertile, Rector’s allotment from the Creek Indian Nation was located in the middle of the Glenn Pool oil field and was initially valued at $556.50. Strapped for cash, Rector’s father leased his daughter’s parcel to a major oil company in February 1911 to help him pay the $30 annual property tax.

    Two years later, Rector’s fortune took a major turn when independent oil driller B.B. Jones produced a “gusher” on her land that brought in 2,500 barrels or 105,000 gallons per day. Rector began earning more than $300 a day in 1913. That equates to $7,000 – $8,000 today.

    • February 11, 2021 at 11:06 am

      In September 1913, The Kansas City Star local newspaper published the headline, “Millions to a Negro Girl – Sarah Rector, 10-Year Old, Has Income of $300 A Day From Oil.”

      In January 1914, the newspaper wrote, “Oil Made Pickaninny Rich – Oklahoma Girl With $15,000 A Month gets Many Proposals – Four White Men in Germany Want to Marry the Negro Child That They Might Share Her Fortune.”

      The Savannah Tribune wrote, “Oil Well Produces Neat Income – Negro Girl’s $112,000 A Year”.

      Another newspaper dubbed her “the richest negro in the world”.

    • February 11, 2021 at 11:06 am

      Once this wealth was made known, Rector’s guardianship was switched from her parents to a white man named T.J. Porter, an individual personally known to the Rectors. At the time, a law required Native Americans, black adults, and children who were citizens of Indian Territory with significant property and money to be assigned “well-respected” white guardians.

      By the time she turned 18, Rector was worth an estimated $1 million, or about $11 million today. She also owned stocks and bonds, a boarding house, a bakery and restaurant in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and 2,000 acres of land.

      She eventually moved with her family to Kansas City, Missouri, where she bought a grand home that still stands today. This home-place was a stately stone house and became known as the Rector Mansion.”

    • February 11, 2021 at 11:07 am

      Rector lived a comfortable life, enjoying her wealth. She had a taste for fine clothing and cars. She had lavish parties, entertaining celebrities such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

      She lost the majority of her wealth in the depression, as did many wealthy Americans. When she died at age 65, she only had some working oil wells and real estate holdings.

    • 7 todjey
      February 11, 2021 at 1:02 pm

      Thank you SW … for sharing these with us.

  4. February 11, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Can’t wait to watch Michelle’s new show! @NancieMcDermott – I’ll bet you feel the same!

  5. February 11, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Raw Story @RawStory

    Trump got a $72 million tax refund — and the IRS might want that back

    Now that Donald Trump isn’t in charge of the IRS, they might be looking to recoup the $72 million refund that the former president got several years ago.

    In 2018, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified that the reason Trump wouldn’t turn over his taxes is due to his fear that he would be outed as a tax cheat.

    Cohen testified that Trump mocked the IRS for issuing such a refund in his memoir Disloyal.

    “Can you believe how f**king stupid the IRS is?” Cohen recalled Trump saying. “Who would give me a refund of ten f**king million dollars? They are so stupid!”

    If the IRS rules against him in the review of his taxes, the former president will owe closer to $100 million in both taxes and penalties.

  6. February 11, 2021 at 11:14 am

    But will the number of GOP Senators who thinks he’s guilty rise enough to convict him???

  7. February 11, 2021 at 11:16 am

  8. February 11, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Sign of the times….

  9. February 11, 2021 at 11:19 am

    • February 11, 2021 at 12:18 pm

      Do they put the inciter-In-chief over their Oath to these United States?
      They have been behind trump all the way.
      Hawley, Greene, and Cruz
      and the other officials behind the gop curtain
      would do it again.

  10. 17 whenpamelawandered
    February 11, 2021 at 11:35 am


  11. February 11, 2021 at 11:49 am

  12. February 11, 2021 at 11:52 am

    John Kruzel@johnkruzel – 2h

    (Reuters) Dozens of former GOP officials, who view the party as unwilling to stand up to former President Trump and his attempts to undermine U.S. democracy, are in talks to form a center-right breakaway party

    The early stage discussions include former elected Republicans, former officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Trump, ex-Republican ambassadors and Republican strategists, the people involved say.

    More than 120 of them held a Zoom call last Friday to discuss the breakaway group, which would run on a platform of “principled conservatism,” including adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law – ideas those involved say have been trashed by Trump.

    The plan would be to run candidates in some races but also to endorse center-right candidates in others, be they Republicans, independents or Democrats, the people say.

  13. 20 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2021 at 11:59 am

  14. February 11, 2021 at 12:03 pm

  15. 24 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    This is phenomenal.

    • 25 carla4obama
      February 11, 2021 at 1:05 pm

      Beautiful!!! My friends mother would call him every night every since he left home at 18 to see how he was and say goodnight. He is now 58 years old, I was there with him one night last year (pre-covid) and witnessed the incoming call from his mom. Short and so sweet. My friend rolled his eyes…”yea…she does this every night.” I was touched by the whole thing. A few weeks ago she stopped calling….just like this little video. She died within a week. I don’t know what my friend now thinks … but I can only imagine how those night calls that he once took for granted now seem like a precious gift.

    • February 11, 2021 at 1:18 pm

      Heartfelt. I’m sure most of us has a person they [can] do a daily “gate check” with. It can make that person’s day. The routine is a way to know that things are okay, or when something may be wrong.

    • February 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Unfortunately, I know the feeling. My sister/cousin was named after my Mom. Daily, when my phone announced the incoming call, I was never sure which one was calling. BJ and my Mom would each try to be the first caller of the day. Now, when the phone rings, I know it’s my Mom (will be 89 in July and I’m Blessed to have her still here, in her right mind); however, I so miss their daily competition…

    • 28 Dianne Wing
      February 11, 2021 at 9:44 pm

      Beautiful. Grab a tissue…

    • February 11, 2021 at 1:21 pm

      Again I ask, can’t he be disqualified as a juror for the blatant violation of his oath? Yes, there are others but Graham has been very open about his violation.

      In what other court can a juror do such a thing and not be removed from the jury?

  16. February 11, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    President Biden made his first trip to the Pentagon as Commander-In-Chief.
    He met with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and senior leaders, and made remarks to Department of Defense personnel with Secretary Austin and Vice President Kamala Harris.

  17. 32 jer44
    February 11, 2021 at 1:20 pm

  18. February 11, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Why put on a serious defense when you feel certain that an acquittal is a sure thing?

  19. 38 todjey
    February 11, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Does anyone know if the all the shi* which the insurrectionists left behind in the Capitol was mentioned in the presentation at this hearing? I hope it was left in the Republican side of the Senate floor.

    • 39 whenpamelawandered
      February 11, 2021 at 2:09 pm

      Kyle Griffin
      Rep. Cicilline highlights how the insurrection affected Capitol employees, like the janitorial staff:

      “But we don’t talk about them and the harm they suffered often enough.”

      Cicilline notes how workers were “forced to clean up the mess left by the mob of white nationalists.”

  20. 42 jer44
    February 11, 2021 at 1:35 pm

  21. February 11, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Congressmen Raskin, Lieu, Cicilline, Congresswomen DeGette have shown in 3D,
    how trump didn’t not condemn, had no remorse for the injury, terror and death, how he could do it again if allowed. How he must be held accountable, still has not acknowledged losing the election and declared that Jan 6th was “only the beginning”. How he had laid the groundwork over time for the deadly insurrection on our Capitol.
    How hIs peeps, the DVEs, celebrated afterwards and boasted on line about the fallout, seeing it as a successful “first stage in a a greater revolution.” Trump orchestrating the various domestic terrorist groups meeting at the Capitol that day was a boon to their future plans. Trump knew what he was doing. Trump’s supporters in Congress can count as well as we can the 5 deaths and 2 suicides. More to come if we do not honor what happened to our Capitol Police, Capitol staff, our congressional leaders. There can be no reconciliation without account. We cannot go back. Never, ever, never, ever, ever again must be the objective – convict and disqualify is a beginning.
    –thank you Impeachment Managers all. America is here for you.

  22. February 11, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    • February 11, 2021 at 3:13 pm

      The package is expected to include a provision designed to encourage leaders in conservative states to expand Medicaid and reduce the number of uninsured residents. Republican leaders in Georgia currently have final say over who is eligible for Medicaid, but the state stands to receive $2 billion in federal funding if they agree to add hundreds of thousands of low-income residents to the rolls.

      Schumer said Americans should be thankful that Georgia voters elected Ossoff and Warnock, which he said has reshaped the discussions surrounding the latest round of COVID-19 relief and allowed Democrats to push for more funding in a variety of areas.

  23. February 11, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    • 53 COS
      February 11, 2021 at 6:36 pm

      The case presented by the managers yesterday should have made up everyone’s mind, unless you have a heart of stone. The evidence and presentation from all of the managers were very compelling. Today was just a formality.

    • 54 todjey
      February 11, 2021 at 6:42 pm

      Complicit QOPoohs (not the dems – just need a naptime 😁).

  24. 55 Dudette
    February 11, 2021 at 4:16 pm

  25. 56 Dudette
    February 11, 2021 at 6:12 pm

  26. 57 Dudette
    February 11, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Thank goodness! I thought he was gonna have to take part of her scalp off. Poor baby!

  27. 60 pkayden
    February 11, 2021 at 6:42 pm

  28. 62 amk for obama
    February 11, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Brazen open corrupt collusion to let go a seditious, treasonous, traitorous corrupt thug with zero accountability, supported by nearly half of the murkans.

    I give up. Nothing can save murkkka now.

    • February 12, 2021 at 8:37 am

      I know how you feel….really I do…but as a Black Woman…i cannot afford to give up hope…i just can’t…however…i must remain clear eyed about the probabilities…about what is possible…and continue to Work to bend the arc….

      I am reminded of a statement by Nelson Mandela…It Always seems Impossible til it is Done!

  29. 65 jer44
    February 11, 2021 at 7:46 pm

  30. 66 amk for obama
    February 11, 2021 at 7:54 pm

  31. 70 jer44
    February 11, 2021 at 8:06 pm

  32. 72 amk for obama
    February 11, 2021 at 8:13 pm

  33. 74 amk for obama
    February 11, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    so is the reelection of other corrupt rethugs. problem is murkans themselves.

    • 75 todjey
      February 11, 2021 at 8:41 pm

      Glen Kirschner on Joy Reid (whose show I just love), said that he wished they had brought a few of the injured cops in as witnesses. I was thinking the same, show the ppl who were hurt on that day, the missing fingers etc. Put a face(s) to the injured … or maybe none of the cops wanted come as witnesses … who knows.

      All said and done … one can only hope that 17 QOP senators will grow a spine overnight but …

    • 76 jacquelineoboomer
      February 11, 2021 at 11:03 pm

      amk – You seem much more negative than you used to! I get it, don’t worry – I get it, but don’t go too far on that side, if only to save yourself, sir! Signed: Old Chick

  34. February 11, 2021 at 9:28 pm

  35. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2021 at 9:36 pm

  36. 83 amk for obama
    February 11, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Nope, the ‘founding fathers’ fucked up big time thinking the senators will be honorable, which was a stupid thing to assume even in their times.

  37. 84 amk for obama
    February 11, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    ugh. his achilles heel.

  38. February 11, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    My, my, my, he’s fine! Seems he’s a good doctor, too…

  39. February 11, 2021 at 11:05 pm

  40. 90 amk for obama
    February 11, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    her wiki bio is insane.


  41. February 11, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    My sister-in-law, and several friends are working remotely. Only one friend is receiving an incidentals stipend to cover increase in utility bills.

    Thread 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

    • 93 todjey
      February 11, 2021 at 11:48 pm

      The commute was the thing I hated most. Waste of time and stressful. Having said that, I will have to start commuting again *sigh*.
      Hopefully the traffic wont be bad. Tho there are days when it feels like everybody and anybody is out driving. ☺

    • 94 amk for obama
      February 11, 2021 at 11:54 pm

      my ‘commute’ is literally 10 steps and yet I chose to work from home.

      • 95 todjey
        February 12, 2021 at 9:52 am

        I am with you on that. I think it is nicer to work from home. If only my flatmate wasn’t too happy with me being home 24 x 7 … 😂. There was hardly any ‘me time or me place for roomie … LOL … probably sighing with relief at the knowledge that I will be out for better part of the day. LOL

  42. 96 amk for obama
    February 11, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    looks like project lincoln has become project sexual scandals and is unraveling.

    oh well, rethugs will be rethugs.

  43. 98 amk for obama
    February 11, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    didn’t blunt emcee the Biden inauguration? wtf happened to him?

  44. 103 amk for obama
    February 11, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    yup, the inept corrupt traitor was just a dry run.

      • February 12, 2021 at 8:50 am

        There was a bill introduced by Adam Schiff..to take on the cracks that were exploited by Trump…i hope that he reintroduces it…this is the time to push this legislation…along with the John Lewis Voting Rights bill…and the George Floyd policing bill

  45. February 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm

  46. February 12, 2021 at 5:01 am

  47. 108 jacquelineoboomer
    February 12, 2021 at 6:47 am

  48. 110 Dudette
    February 12, 2021 at 7:16 am

    Good Morning Beautiful Family! How about a short walk down memory lane?

    If you’re like me, you probably can’t hear that song without thinking of this too! 😁 it’s that little nod afterward for me. 😆

  49. 112 Dudette
    February 12, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Fulton County DA Fani Willis is not playing.

  50. 114 Dudette
    February 12, 2021 at 7:47 am

    Vaccine update

  51. 115 Dudette
    February 12, 2021 at 7:48 am

  52. 116 Dudette
    February 12, 2021 at 7:58 am

  53. 117 Dudette
    February 12, 2021 at 8:00 am

  54. 119 Dudette
    February 12, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Our FLOTUS is an adorable romantic. ❤️

  55. 121 amk for obama
    February 12, 2021 at 9:03 am

  56. February 12, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Can’t wait to watch this movie:

    Vox.com: Judas and the Black Messiah review: Already one of 2021’s best movies.

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