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  1. 1 Dudette
    March 17, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Thank you for this thread Nerdy!
    May those lost rest in peace. 🙏🏾
    There will be rest for those who remain until justice is done and the hate that fueled this heinous act is rooted out. 😔

  2. 2 Dudette
    March 17, 2021 at 10:58 am

  3. 3 whenpamelawandered
    March 17, 2021 at 11:04 am

    My heart is so heavy.

    Thank you NW.


    Damn them and their guns


  4. 6 Dudette
    March 17, 2021 at 11:27 am

  5. March 17, 2021 at 11:59 am

    The young white ahole who murdered these people reminds me of Dylan Roof who murdered the Charleston 9.

  6. 10 Dudette
    March 17, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    My Senator will be speaking on the floor of the Senate in just few minutes.

    I love how they support each other.

  7. March 17, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Deep gassho to the sacred lives lost in the Asian community and their families. What are their stories?
    Don’t we know that diversity is like a bouquet of flowers? We’re expressions of the one in this world, yet the way we look and the customs into which we’re born are used to divide us. We are equal absolutely like in a mirror, so let’s open up. Terrorism, all guns and all violence are doomed to fail. Om Peace across this fledgling country.

  8. 17 marleysperson
    March 17, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Great speech by Senator Warnock. Everyone should take the time to listen.

  9. 20 marleysperson
    March 17, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Just an observation…but did we lose all the guys around here?

    • 21 tnmtngirl1
      March 17, 2021 at 3:14 pm

      Well, I was wondering few days ago where amk went?! Don commented couple nights ago, but you are correct. The guys seems to have departed our presence. ??????

    • 22 Don
      March 17, 2021 at 7:47 pm

      Speak of the devil and he shall appear.

      • 23 Don
        March 17, 2021 at 8:10 pm

        I retired December 31, 2020, I worked as a Federal Correctional Officer at several prisons and my title was Utility Systems Operator Supervisor/ Power Plant Supervisor. After I retired I needed some time to get my legs up under me because once you retire everything changes. All of the stresses and deadlines disappear and you have to look for a purpose and a reason to get out of bed in the morning, for a while I didn’t have a purpose or a reason to get out of bed and I fell into a funk for a while. There are a million books out there on how to land a job, but there are only a few books on how to retire. And when I walked out of the prison on the last day it was a jolt, once you retire from working at a prison you are no longer a part of something. There are no sweet goodbyes, there are no “stop by and hang out.” There is only open up gate four, and once you walk out that’s it, it is not a smooth landing or transition. One day you’re talking to murderers and the next day you’re on your own to figure out the rest of your life. For over 20 years I’ve worked in this type of distorted or unnatural environment, and now it’s over. Anyway I’m slowing coming up out of this minor funk I was in.

        • 24 Dudette
          March 17, 2021 at 9:52 pm

          Hey Don!

          It’s always so good to hear from you! Man, you have served our country for 20 years in an extremely tough environment. That in itself is quite an achievement to be proud of! 👑👏🏾

          I’m glad to hear you’re coming out the funk.
          I’m not necessarily the best advisor for your situation, but I strongly suspect running toward the things that feed your soul – whether it’s art, music, family, religion, seeing the world (near or far), making things, learning things, teaching or helping others – will put you on the right path. Also lots of hugs, when it’s safe, of course. ☺️

          It may take some time, but hopefully you’ll soon be on your way to finding joy and purpose in your well-deserved retirement. Congratulations! Keep updating us on how it’s going. You’d be surprised how just sharing helps you and others.

          Sending you and yours love. – D ❤️

        • March 18, 2021 at 6:28 am

          Blessings to you Don…May God be with you as you find a new destination and a path forward

        • 26 marleysperson
          March 18, 2021 at 2:27 pm

          Well, we’re glad that you’re still here with us. I remember you saying that you were going to retire…or at least talking about that here. I can’t imagine how that feels, but now you can find your passion and just do it. Try something new and not have to ask for time off work to do it. I’m happy for you, but I certainly understand your new discombobulation. Hope that things get easier daily….and you always have us:)

    • March 19, 2021 at 6:05 am

      I think Bobfr changed his name, posted, then haven’t seen him since. But he could be on other social media. Miss him too. Including AMK. So happy to see Don back! 💞

  10. 28 Nerdy Wonka
    March 17, 2021 at 3:20 pm

  11. 29 jer44
    March 17, 2021 at 3:20 pm

  12. 31 Nerdy Wonka
    March 17, 2021 at 3:25 pm

  13. 32 pkayden
    March 17, 2021 at 3:53 pm

  14. 33 Nerdy Wonka
    March 17, 2021 at 3:54 pm

  15. 34 pkayden
    March 17, 2021 at 3:55 pm

  16. March 17, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Natacha Atlas – Gafsa 3 IRON (BIN JIP)
    —from movie 빈집; South Korea-Japan production.

  17. 37 pkayden
    March 17, 2021 at 4:22 pm

  18. March 17, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    “GOP Pushes At Least 78 Anti-Trans Measures In 25 States”
    Chase Stragnio to Hayes: “You can’t tell someone that we will honor your identity, we will respect you until 2:30​ p.m.—and then we are going to tell you that you are not who you know yourself to be,” says the ACLU’s
    Strangio discussing legislation that would ban trans athletes from playing on sports teams.”

  19. March 17, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Missouri Dad Testifies Against Trans Youth Athlete Ban

    “As a parent the one thing we cannot do…is silence our child’s spirit.”
    “Brandon Boulware, father of a transgender daughter, urged Missouri lawmakers to stop discriminating against trans youth while testifying in a hearing about trans youth athlete ban HJR 53.
    Parents, coaches, doctors, and student athletes are all coming together to say that trans people belong everywhere. Trans girls are girls, and they shouldn’t be barred from participating in sports.”
    —WOW, WOW.
    —This Dad had a huge realization about his daughter. Pls listen.

    • 43 Dudette
      March 17, 2021 at 11:34 pm

      So glad you found this. I wanted to post it but lost track of the tweet where I saw it. I’m crying after watching it again. 😭

  20. March 17, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    RAW…no longer shocked….I am hopeful that we will be strategizing ways of running agaisnt these folks…what do their voter believe….is the GOP base as deplorabe as the House GOP is

    • 45 Don
      March 17, 2021 at 8:14 pm

      I’m surprised that the Republicans haven’t requested a rule that says you can vote anonymously on the floor of the house. But no, they aren’t ashamed at all of the votes that they cast.

    • 49 COS
      March 18, 2021 at 12:17 am

      This is something for the MSM to discuss 24/7. All of these folks who voted against this Act need to be called out!!!

  21. March 17, 2021 at 6:17 pm

  22. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    March 17, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Found one happy story! And Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!

  23. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    March 17, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    If anybody needs more time:

  24. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    March 17, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    No matter where you go, you run into The Obama Diary! And Kat!

  25. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    March 17, 2021 at 11:01 pm

  26. 57 pkayden
    March 17, 2021 at 11:11 pm

  27. 58 Dudette
    March 17, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    My Reverend Senator was on a roll today! 😌

  28. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    March 17, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    No matter what day it is, I love seeing the non-fakery at the current White House – just celebrate the occasion with joy, no damn strings attached.

  29. 60 Dudette
    March 18, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Curl up in bed with favorite music
    Eat a whole jar of Nutella or a whole gallon of sherbet.
    Go for a long scenic driveway with music blasting
    Play games on my computer or phone until I can’t stay awake anymore
    Call my sister and rant
    Certainly nothing close to murder

  30. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    March 18, 2021 at 1:07 am

    We’ve got to find a role for Beto!

  31. March 18, 2021 at 4:20 am

  32. 66 Dudette
    March 18, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Good Morning! Spread Love! ❤️

  33. 67 pkayden
    March 18, 2021 at 8:15 am

  34. 68 Dudette
    March 18, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Forever Fun with Forever FLOTUS!
    She was on Jimmy Kimmel’s show Tuesday night! ❤️

  35. 69 Dudette
    March 18, 2021 at 8:29 am


  36. 70 Dudette
    March 18, 2021 at 8:29 am

  37. 71 Dudette
    March 18, 2021 at 8:30 am

    It’s the good kind!

  38. 72 Nerdy Wonka
    March 18, 2021 at 9:50 am

  39. March 18, 2021 at 11:01 am

    A little morning joy!

    • 75 tnmtngirl1
      March 18, 2021 at 11:11 am

      💙🙂🙌. Yes, joy and smiles. As this white Grammy is sitting for hours with Aliya while she gets a protective hair style done. 🤎🤎🙂

  40. 76 Dudette
    March 18, 2021 at 11:10 am

    We have a new Secretary of the Interior! 👏🏾

  41. March 18, 2021 at 11:10 am

  42. March 18, 2021 at 11:43 am

    O’Donnell show last night was almost entirely devoted to the murder of our Asian sisters…

    “Systematic oppression in the form of systematic erasure…the API narrative has been erased.
    It is incredibly important that people begin to include API within their framework of what it means to be an American.” (Yamm)

    “A lot of the stereotype surrounding Asian women.
    ‘Docile, weak, subservient’ really plays into it because it makes Asian women appear like we are easier,
    or more vulnerable targets…given how Asian women are hyper-sexualized, fetishized and sexualized in this country. And the specific type of racialised sexism that we deal with – it is very difficult to divorce race from this conversation. We can look back to history and as early as our initial entry in this country to see where this came from. One of the first exclusionary laws, the Page Act, barred Asian women from coming into the country on grounds that they were deemed ‘morally corrupt’. A lot of these stereotypes – we’re ‘sexually deviant’,
    we’re ‘geishas”, we’re ‘slay dragon ladies’, they still persist to this day. And that can’t be ignored in this conversation.”

  43. March 18, 2021 at 11:49 am

    The ‘Yellow Peril’ paradigm:
    “The sinologist Wing-Fai Leung explained the fantastic origins of the term and the racialist ideology:
    “The phrase yellow peril (sometimes yellow terror or yellow specter) . . . blends Western anxieties about sex, racist fears of the alien Other, and the Spenglerian belief that the West will become outnumbered and enslaved by the East.”
    The academic Gina Marchetti identified the psycho-cultural fear of East Asians as “rooted in medieval fears of Genghis Khan and the Mongol invasions of Europe [1236–1291], the Yellow Peril combines racist terror of alien cultures, sexual anxieties, and the belief that the West will be overpowered and enveloped, by the irresistible, dark, occult forces of the East.”

  44. March 18, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    Secretary Marcia Fudge: “Fair housing is the law of the land.”
    On Iowa legislators passing a bill allowing landlords to refuse fed housing vouchers,
    HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge says “As a lawyer, what I know that fair housing is the law. It is the law of the land … We also know that discriminatory zoning is a violation of the law.” (ReidOut)

  45. March 18, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock wows them with his first speech on the Senate floor.

  46. March 18, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    “The American People Are Being Squeezed Out Of Their Own Democracy”
    ‘Senator Raphael Warnock talks with Maddow about the urgent need for the Senate to act to preserve voting rights in the United States as state Republicans work furiously to pass new local voting restrictions,
    and the duty of the Senate to honor the will of most Americans and not allow the Republican minority
    to control the agenda.”

  47. March 18, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Brennan Center For Justice: “Congress Could Change Everything”

    “Forty-three states are trying to enact legislation that could make it harder to vote.
    The Senate can stop voter suppression
    by passing the For the People Act, which recently passed the House.”


  48. March 18, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Sheriff’s official who said spa shooting suspect had ‘bad day’ posted shirts blaming ‘CHY-NA’ for virus”

    “Internet sleuths and journalists found Baker’s Facebook posts
    promoting shirts that called the novel coronavirus an “IMPORTED VIRUS FROM CHY-NA.”

    “One person’s reaction on Twitter:
    “I think Capt Jay Baker is going to have
    a really bad day.”

    • March 18, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      Alll the minority groups that Sheriff Baker probably wouldn’t have made the “bad day” excuse for:
      (fill in blank…….)

      The Bad Day excuse reinforces my claim that humans are emotional and irrational (clearly) and fallible.
      And should never ever have a gun, which is DESIGNED to kill. One day in a more honest world it will be so. Will never forget the story about the waitress who served this guy every day with coffee, and one day
      he got out of bed on the wrong side…and shot her dead.

    • 87 Don
      March 18, 2021 at 3:03 pm

      There is simply no way that this guy can remain Sheriff, I don’t see how he makes it past this weekend.

  49. March 18, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    “Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is safe, European Medicines Agency rules”

  50. March 18, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    “Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Martin of Ireland Before Virtual Bilateral Meeting”
    Via Teleconference
    Oval Office

  51. March 18, 2021 at 1:35 pm


    “U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris told the U.N.’s premiere global body fighting for gender equality that “the status of women is the status of democracy” and the Biden administration will work to improve both….

    Harris said in a virtual speech to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women’s annual meeting that the exclusion of women in decision-making — its focus this year — is “a marker of a flawed democracy,” stressing that their participation “strengthens democracy.”

    But she warned that democracy is “increasingly under great strain,” with “a troubling decline in freedom around the globe” over the past 15 years, and experts saying the past year “was the worst on record for the global deterioration of democracy and freedom.”

    The Biden administration is committed to upholding “the democratic values” in the Universal Declaration
    of Human Rights, Harris said, “and we firmly believe that, when we work together globally, we can achieve the vision within it.”


  52. 91 Dudette
    March 18, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Becerra confirmed!

  53. March 18, 2021 at 2:40 pm

  54. 93 jer44
    March 18, 2021 at 3:02 pm

  55. 94 jer44
    March 18, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    SOON – President Biden delivers remarks on state of vaccinations –

  56. 96 jer44
    March 18, 2021 at 3:36 pm

  57. 97 Dudette
    March 18, 2021 at 3:59 pm

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