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Happy Birthday, John Lewis


137 Responses to “Happy Birthday, John Lewis”


  1. 1 Obama Grandmama
    February 22, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Still without internet, but have power! Using my brother who lives next door’s weak dial up signal.

    • 2 Obama Grandmama
      February 22, 2021 at 11:49 am

      I live in rural, Oregon not TX. Our ice storm was ten days ago.

    • 3 Dudette
      February 22, 2021 at 11:49 am

      Hi OG! I hope things get back to normal for you soon! 🙏🏾

      • 4 Obama Grandmama
        February 22, 2021 at 11:54 am

        Thanks, the recording says tomorrow night by 8pm. I have heard that before. Having heat and water is a blessing though as those days and nights during the ice storm before they got the power back on were really cold.

  2. February 22, 2021 at 11:56 am

    OG – we feel lucky to have only lost electricity for 48 hours. Hope you get power back soon! John Lewis and Elijah Cummings were the bookends of moral authority on Congress. They are greatly missed, but their legacy lives on.

  3. 7 jacquelineoboomer
    February 22, 2021 at 11:57 am

  4. 9 jacquelineoboomer
    February 22, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Happy Birthday, John Lewis! Hero of our time!

  5. 11 Dudette
    February 22, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Happy New Week! 🐶🐱😍

  6. February 22, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Failed HB 113 is being rebranded and revived as HB 427 in MT.

    Failed House Bill 113 from MT Rep Fuller (Whitefish) was described as:
    “Controversial bill that would have penalized doctors who provided gender-affirming care to transgender minors or made referrals for that care, died on the House floor Tuesday (Jan 24th),
    after losing the support of five Republicans who voted for it the day prior.”
    In his ignorance, Fuller claims: “We are only telling them (transgender young people) that they need to have the opportunity to reach adulthood before they are subjected to decisions that will affect their lives forever.”
    (helenair.com)

    imo the fallacy that Fuller repeats is that teenagers don’t know what their gender is, and thus are not eligible for treatment – which is hormone therapy. The hormones block the onset of puberty. They prevent what has been described to me as this terrible, terrible experience of a teen going through puberty in the wrong gender.
    e.g. A girl getting big boy muscles, big shoulders and chest, hair, can all be prevented by hormones.

    Some transgender children know at 3 years of age.
    Some take longer to join the dots. The false charge is that teens are too young to know their actual gender. Tell that to a young trans person who is about to kill themselves.

  7. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    February 22, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Won’t post the story because it might appear with “the former guy’s” photo, so here’s the headline ICYMI:

    Supreme Court allows release of Trump tax returns to NY prosecutor

  8. 23 Dudette
    February 22, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    The Bosses 😃

  9. 26 Dudette
    February 22, 2021 at 12:44 pm

  10. 27 No Child Left Behind
    February 22, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Lindsey Graham grilling Judge Garland is something that deserves an Oscar. In Inferno!

  11. 28 pkayden
    February 22, 2021 at 1:54 pm

  12. 30 No Child Left Behind
    February 22, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    If I hear one more “implicit bias” from Senator Kennedy, I will be very biased!

  13. 31 jer44
    February 22, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    • February 22, 2021 at 6:50 pm

      HOW marvelous for the young wans seeing and listening to it all along with us…
      -parachute strings still intact!
      -frost on the heat shield!
      -cameras in all the right places!
      Slowing down, stopping, pushing dust, a safe flat place to land.
      The golden sensor recording info.
      Dust cloud. Thrust chambers got so hot they glowed pink.
      Massive amounts of data coming in from RSM sensors, cameras.
      The spin of the Rover wheels cleaned off the surface dust making it easier to inspect.
      The horizon, panoramas.
      Views of the area to be explored on the”surface of an alien world”.
      (seen 30 mins, looking fwd-)
      —Thank you NASA.

  14. 34 No Child Left Behind
    February 22, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Kyle Griffin

    Reuters: U.S. HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE APPROVES $1.9 TRILLION COVID-19 AID BILL.

  15. February 22, 2021 at 3:30 pm

  16. February 22, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    What an awesome and heartfelt ceremony…it touched me so much…

  17. 43 jacquelineoboomer
    February 22, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    This is so me. Ha. And yet I keep talkin’.

  18. 44 jacquelineoboomer
    February 22, 2021 at 7:12 pm

  19. 47 No Child Left Behind
    February 22, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    I’ve just buried Irony in the snow!

    Barbara Malmet
    New: Susan Collins clutching her pearls says she will vote against approving Neera Tanden’s nomination to head the Office of Budget and Management. Collins is “concerned” about the tweets Neera deleted. For four years, Collins was ok with Trump’s terrible tweets?

  20. 49 Dudette
    February 22, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Progress on the American Rescue Plan

  21. 50 Dudette
    February 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm

  22. 52 Dudette
    February 22, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    I’m so proud of My Senator!

  23. 54 pkayden
    February 23, 2021 at 8:17 am

  24. 56 jer44
    February 23, 2021 at 11:23 am

  25. 60 jer44
    February 23, 2021 at 11:26 am

  26. February 23, 2021 at 11:29 am

    President Biden: Memorial Speech for 500,000 Covid Deaths.
    (closing)

    “In just a few minutes, Jill and I, Kamala and Doug will hold a moment of silence here in the White House,
    the people’s house, your house. We ask you to join us to remember, so we can heal, to find purpose in the work ahead, to show that there is light in the darkness. This nation will smile again. This nation will know sunny days again. This nation will know joy again, and as we do we’ll remember each person we’ve lost, the lives they lived, the loved ones they left behind. We will get through this, I promise you, but my heart aches for those of you who are going through it right now. May God bless you all, particularly those who’ve lost someone. God bless you.”

    (https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/joe-biden-memorial-speech-for-500000-covid-19-deaths-transcript-february-22)

  27. 62 jer44
    February 23, 2021 at 11:32 am

  28. 63 jer44
    February 23, 2021 at 11:41 am

  29. February 23, 2021 at 11:47 am

    ‘Where is Greg Abbott?’
    Anger grows at Texas governor in deadly storm’s wake”
    “Citizens across the state posted angry memes on social media about the governor,
    crafting basketball-sized snowballs they wanted to aim at him
    and superimposing “Where is Greg Abbott?” over a hellscape.”
    (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/where-is-greg-abbott-anger-grows-at-texas-governor/2021/02/21/86324e54-72d6-11eb-b8a9-b9467510f0fe_story.html)

  30. February 23, 2021 at 11:53 am

    BETO.
    “Fmr Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and other Democrats have raised millions in relief for Texans suffering from the devastating winter storm. He joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss those relief efforts and how the lack of help from Republican leaders shows that Texans must “put people in positions of power who actually care for those that they represent and swear that they serve.”

  31. 66 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    We hired this guy for President! Excellent choice!

  32. 68 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Look at My Senator! 😁👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  33. 70 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    WH Press Briefing

  34. 71 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    President Biden will visit Houston on Friday.

  35. 72 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Yeh but their elected officials don’t care.

  36. 73 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Your United States Ambassador to the United Nations, the Honorable Linda Thomas-Greenfield. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  37. 76 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 12:24 pm

  38. 77 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Jupiter got jealous all the attention Mars is getting, so…

  39. February 23, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    We’ve seen the deadly fallout of Doom claiming the election was a fraud thus Biden isn’t president…..
    Probably started scheming after we knew russia helped him get elected.
    –Trump was the illegitimate president! Reverse finger pointing at any price is classic trump.

  40. February 23, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    “Georgia Republicans Are Doubling Down on Racist Voter Suppression” (Ari Berman)
    “After Black voters turned out in record numbers, the GOP wants to make it harder to vote.”
    “On Thursday, with almost no public notice, Georgia House Republicans introduced a 48-page bill to significantly change voting procedures in the state in a way that particularly targets Black voters in the Atlanta metro area. This followed similar moves by the state Senate earlier in the week.”
    (https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/02/georgia-republicans-voter-suppression-bill/)

    • February 23, 2021 at 1:21 pm

      Brennan Center:
      “Voting Laws Roundup: January 2021”
      “After historic turnout and increased mail voting in 2020,
      state lawmakers across the country are pulling in opposite directions by introducing restrictive and expansive voting legislation.In a backlash to historic voter turnout in the 2020 general election,
      and grounded in a rash of baseless and racist allegations of voter fraud and election irregularities, legislators have introduced three times the number of bills to restrict voting access as compared to this time last year. Twenty-eight states have introduced, prefiled, or carried over 106 restrictive bills this year
      (as compared to 35 such bills in fifteen states on February 3, 2020).”
      https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/voting-laws-roundup-january-2021

  41. February 23, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Do any of you remember “SOUL!” ? I loved that show; we watched it every week. This documentary aired last night on PBS.

  42. February 23, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    IMPORTANT READ

  43. February 23, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    I did not get a chance to see the hearing today…how did it go

  44. 86 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Politico Tuesday he will back Merrick Garland’s nomination for Attorney General.

  45. 87 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Trump should be happy. The tax returns he always said he wanted to release are being released. And it turns out there’s no evidence of an IRS audit. So the prosecuters are going to audit them instead.

  46. 88 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    All In with Chris Hayes

    A retired New York police officer is facing charges for participating in the Capitol riot last month, where he allegedly attacked a Capitol officer.

  47. February 23, 2021 at 6:20 pm

  48. 93 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    This is going on live. Very beautiful.

    The United States Congress memorial to the 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19.

  49. 94 jer44
    February 23, 2021 at 6:42 pm

  50. 95 jer44
    February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm

  51. 97 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 7:13 pm

  52. 98 jer44
    February 23, 2021 at 7:54 pm

  53. 99 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Wishing Tiger Woods a smooth recovery.

  54. 101 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 8:51 pm

  55. 102 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 8:52 pm

  56. 103 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Barack don’t play that!

  57. 104 Dudette
    February 23, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Slurp!

  58. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    February 23, 2021 at 10:04 pm

  59. 107 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 12:06 am

    😁😍😁

  60. 108 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Still. Forever. 😭

  61. 109 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Beautiful Jupiter

  62. 110 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 12:39 am

  63. 111 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 12:47 am

  64. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea!

  65. 113 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Meanwhile back at the crime scene.

  66. 114 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 1:00 am

  67. 115 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Does anybody know if our friend Bobfr aka Bob Franza cancelled his twitter account?

  68. 120 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 1:02 am

  69. February 24, 2021 at 5:35 am

    I forgot she was Manchin’s daughter…

  70. February 24, 2021 at 5:45 am

    • February 24, 2021 at 5:47 am

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  73. 126 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 7:59 am

    Good Morning! 😁

  74. 127 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 8:01 am

  75. 128 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Since it wan’t on TV, I’ll just put this right here.

  76. 130 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 8:07 am

  77. 133 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Just so you know…

  78. 135 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 9:31 am

  79. 136 Dudette
    February 24, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Emoji poetry 😁


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