Celebrating Dani

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  1. 1 ggail44
    March 29, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    May Dani rest well. She lived a good long life. 🕊👑💖🙏🏾

  2. March 29, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Gail! President Obama is blessed with so many string women in his family tree. Imagine living to 99 and leaving such a legacy!

  3. March 29, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Love to the Obama family and their matriarch. Am learning more about her. (Thx NW.) We see a a powerhouse,
    an “ambassador and commander” for the education, empowerment of orphans, for tsetse fly eradication. She is inspiring thoughts in this one. Humbled now due to our broken hearts, we can be genuine, fearless, and ready for a gentle sanity.

  4. 5 whenpamelawandered
    March 29, 2021 at 1:18 pm


  5. 6 Dudette
    March 29, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    May the Obama family be wrapped in God’s loving comfort. Rest in peace Mama Sarah.

  6. 7 marleysperson
    March 29, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Mama Sarah. I fierce woman that led an extraordinary life. RIP

  7. 8 sjterrid
    March 29, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    RIP Mama Sarah. 🙏🏻🕯

  8. March 29, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    “Obama family matriarch has died in a Kenyan hospital at 99″
    “The passing away of Mama Sarah is a big blow to our nation. We’ve lost a strong, virtuous woman,
    a matriarch who held together the Obama family and was an icon of family values.”
    (President Uhuru Kenyatta)

  9. 11 No Child Left Behind
    March 29, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    Good Afternoon TODVille,

    Condolences to the Obama family, to POTUS Obama who lost the last parent/grandparent.

  10. March 29, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Awww! What a glorious life well lived! RIP Mama Sarah. 🙏💞

  11. March 29, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Off topic, but it’s one of the most captivating pieces of acting I’ve seen! If you haven’t watched “Underground” Season 2, episode 6: “Minty”, go watch it. Tour de force. It’s on OWN. 😪💞💞

  12. March 29, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    NCLB, I was truly blown away! You don’t have to have seen season 1 or 2, episodes 1-5, etc. to see/understand this episode. Aisha Hinds just channeled some spirit. Almost the entire hour was her speaking in her role as Harriet Tubman. Dayum! 💞 But if you have time, go ahead & binge watch all seasons. Fab actors.

  13. 24 pkayden
    March 29, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Grandma Obama lived such a long, rich life. She will never be forgotten. May she R.I.P.

  14. 25 jer44
    March 29, 2021 at 9:14 pm

  15. 26 jer44
    March 29, 2021 at 9:17 pm

  16. 28 jer44
    March 29, 2021 at 10:45 pm

  17. March 30, 2021 at 3:32 am

  18. March 30, 2021 at 4:31 am

    Loved Chic Corea (may he rest in power), but the drummer! Woot! There’s some drum spirit power w/ him. So amazing, outta this universe.

    • March 30, 2021 at 6:41 am

      I saw them together and separately at the 2005 Newport Jazz Festival. Mr. Haynes was celebrating his 80th Birthday. His set was a master class for all the drummers that day!

  19. March 30, 2021 at 7:26 am

  20. 36 marleysperson
    March 30, 2021 at 9:22 am

    Morning everyone

  21. 37 Nerdy Wonka
    March 30, 2021 at 11:22 am

    It be like that.

  22. 38 jer44
    March 30, 2021 at 11:33 am


  23. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    March 30, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Pure joy.

  24. 40 jer44
    March 30, 2021 at 11:43 am

  25. March 30, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Chris Hayes: “Five people died as a result of the insurrection, including Officer Brian Sicknick…
    140 officers were injured, and punched, and pushed, and trampled, and crushed, and beaten with flagpoles. We have video of one appearing to attempt to gouge the eye out of one. One did lose an eye! This was a violent assault, officers attacked with no mercy, the crowd chanting “Kill him with his own gun”…they don’t get to pretend otherwise.”

    Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (D-PA) to Hayes:
    “My blood is boiling with your initial reporting there. I was there on January 6th. We were there in the Capitol. And the insurrectionists didn’t give a DAMN if I was a Democrat, or Republican, or a staffer, or a visitor. They were out for an attack. They were out for an attack on our democracy. They were out for an attack on our Joint Session of Congress, INCLUDING the Vice President of the United States. They chanted “Hang Mike Pence!”.
    We were taken out in gas masks.
    They were shooting into the chamber.
    Are you kidding me? This wasn’t some picnic!
    This was an insurrection,
    where thankfully, the Capitol Police and many others saved hundreds and hundreds of lives.
    People should stop listening to the former president, and absolutely believe their eyes.
    There’s nothing like what happened on January 6th. It was a horror. And it terrified many people. It killed some. And no point in talking with the former president. He’s not credible, nor is Senator Johnson.
    These are people who have lost ALL credibility.”
    (Mar 26th)

    • March 30, 2021 at 12:24 pm

      Congresswoman Dean:
      “But you know, what strikes me, Chris, is that there`s a distinct difference between 9/11
      and what happened on January the sixth. At 9/11 we were attacked from without. For January 6th, we were horrendously attacked from within. That’s what’s so heartbreaking about it.
      We had a former President of the United States incite Americans to attack Americans, so that’s why this has become a political football. It should never be that.”

  26. 43 jer44
    March 30, 2021 at 12:28 pm

  27. March 30, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    “Democracy Is Under Attack”
    “Ali Velshi shares his personal story about his family’s quest for democracy as Republican voter suppression legislation threatens U.S. democracy.”

  28. 46 jer44
    March 30, 2021 at 12:30 pm

  29. March 30, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    President Biden
    Briefing on COVID-19 Response and Vaccine Distribution:
    March 29, 2021

    “Last week we set a goal of 200 million shots by day 100 of the administration, double the original goal that I had said. And to make that progress, over the last three days, we’ve had a record number of shots in arms with over 10 million shots recorded in the weekend. Over 10 million shots in three days, that would have been inconceivable in January. The progress we’ve made on vaccinating this country is a great American story. The federal government has stepped up, taken responsibility and launched a massive federal vaccination program. Governors and mayors of both political parties, Republicans and Democrats have stepped up as well. Our military, our National Guard, FEMA, they have all been incredible, healthcare providers,
    community leaders from all walks of life.”

    Full: (https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/joe-biden-press-conference-on-covid-19-response-and-vaccines-transcript-march-29)

  30. March 30, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    March 26th:
    Maddow reported Covid deaths plummeting among populations that are the most vaccinated.
    “The number of deaths per one hundred thousand Americans in both of those older age groups is now less than one. Less than one! It’s gone from 16 deaths per hundred thousand and 62 deaths per hundred thousand in those two different age groups, to less than one hundred thousand in both. That is vaccinations at work.”

    But new infections are rising.
    Now 57,000 per day, up 7% from last week with cases rising in 20 states.
    While deaths are plummeting in the older age group, hospitalizations are surging with the least vaccinated, younger group. Up 800% in March for people in the 40’s in MI. Up 600% for people in their 30’s.

    See CDC charts: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/covid-vaccinations-showing-great-success-variants-a-concern-for-unvaccinated-109180485623)

    • March 30, 2021 at 12:47 pm

      David Kessler, Chief Science Officer, Biden Administration Covid Response Team,
      former FDA commissioner:

      “There was that moment of joy when we got that number – 3.4 million doses reported in a day.
      It was that moment that was just very important. 71% as you said, of seniors have received their first dose. 136 million doses have been administered. 3.4 million in the last 24 hours. Those are people!
      It’s not just numbers. And the protection from death and hospitalization…it’s tremendous progress.
      And what’s very important to me is the number of people in that ‘wait and see’ group has been shrinking, as they see that 136 million shots have been given safely.

      We do sit in with Dr. Fauci, Dr. Walensky and there is some real anxiety.
      I mean, if you look at those curves, I think there’s two sets of competing factors.
      On the one hand, there’s variants, and there’s relaxing restrictions pushing up the curve, with vaccines pushing down the curve. So we are in a real race. We just gotta get there. Vaccinations are a very, very important tool.”

  31. March 30, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    “A Leaked Call Catches Mitch McConnell And The Kochs Freaking Out Over Election Reform”
    Jane Mayer:
    “A recording obtained by The New Yorker of a private conference call on January 8th,
    between a policy adviser to Senator Mitch McConnell and the leaders of several prominent conservative groups—including one run by the Koch brothers’ network—reveals the participants’ worry that the proposed election reforms garner wide support not just from liberals but from conservative voters, too.
    The speakers on the call expressed alarm
    at the broad popularity of the bill’s provision calling for more public disclosure about secret political donors.
    The participants conceded that the bill, which would stem the flow of dark money from such political donors as the billionaire oil magnate Charles Koch, was so popular that it wasn’t worth trying to mount a public-advocacy campaign to shift opinion.
    Instead, a senior Koch operative
    said that opponents would be better off ignoring the will of American voters and trying to kill the bill in Congress.”
    —Have we had enough yet of KOCH, ALEC, KOCH, ALEC.

  32. March 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm

  33. March 30, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Bridgett Floyd On Chauvin Trial:
    This Was Intentional And We Will Get Justice
    “Bridgett Floyd, George Floyd’s sister, joins The ReidOut to discuss the beginning of Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s trial. Chauvin faces three charges, including second-degree murder, in the death of George Floyd.”
    —–So wonderful to hear Ms. Floyd repeat unflinchingly. “We’re going to get justice.”

  34. March 30, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Amazon is unionized abroad:

    “While unions are common among Amazon warehouse workers in Europe,
    none of Amazon’s American workers are unionized. Amazon has actively opposed unionization in the United States, having stated a preference to resolve issues with employees directly, asserting that unions would impede the company’s innovation.” (wiki)

  35. March 30, 2021 at 1:13 pm

  36. March 30, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    “I Just Can’t Face Another Surge” said CDC Director Dr. Walensky.
    “Premature Reopenings Threaten Vaccine Successes”

    “CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky celebrates the optimism that comes from the successful distribution of Covid vaccines in the U.S. but cautions that premature reopenings and last-minute sloppiness could undermine that success with a variant-driven fourth surge.

  37. March 30, 2021 at 1:41 pm

  38. March 30, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    The anti-government KOCH brigade aims to drag out getting to herd immunity.
    QAnon (imo distractors from trump’s pedophelia) and Proud Boys
    are spreading vaccination disinformation and spreading fear.
    —-When will Fox and its deadly gop official enablers like Death Santis be held accountable
    for the avoidable, trump-orchestrated deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans?
    OHH when?

  39. 60 jer44
    March 30, 2021 at 2:05 pm

  40. 61 jer44
    March 30, 2021 at 2:07 pm

  41. March 30, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Joining the dots last night…Rachel Maddow.
    Reportedly by vaccinating we can bring the virus to a full stop. Evidence is that the virus stops with every person.
    Means after full vaccination we will not be a host and pass it on.
    Means vaccination will get us through the finish line >>>>>>>>> IF we vaccinate fast enough.

  42. 65 jer44
    March 30, 2021 at 2:16 pm


  43. 66 Dudette
    March 30, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    So good!!!

  44. 67 Dudette
    March 30, 2021 at 3:50 pm

  45. 68 jer44
    March 30, 2021 at 3:51 pm

  46. 69 Dudette
    March 30, 2021 at 3:52 pm

  47. March 30, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    An underaged girl?

    • 71 jacquelineoboomer
      March 30, 2021 at 9:58 pm

      Rachel covered all that, and more on others he was connected to, on her show tonight.


  48. March 30, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    ‘A Promised Land’,
    President Barack Obama in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning Isabel Wilkerson.

  49. 73 jer44
    March 30, 2021 at 8:22 pm

  50. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    March 30, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Oh, Nerdy, thank you for gathering these tender “sympathy bouquets” ! I remember when we first saw her. May she rest in peace.

  51. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    March 30, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    This may have already been posted …

  52. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    March 30, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Got my first COVID vaccination today! Second one’s on April 27. So glad! And my two closest friends in FL, and older family members around the country, are getting their shots at this point in time, too.

    Thanks, Joe and Kamala and the entire 46 gang!

  53. 83 pkayden
    March 30, 2021 at 10:29 pm

  54. 84 amk for obama
    March 31, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Dog bites man is a ‘major’ scandal ???!!!

    Fucking third rate fourth estate.

    • 85 marleysperson
      March 31, 2021 at 9:56 am

      Morning Mister:) Morning everyone….amk, you just KNOW that they’ve wanted to say that for a long time. Simple, petty people

  55. 86 marleysperson
    March 31, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Wondering out loud if that Greenburg guy not only knows Stone and Gaetz….but wondering if their sex trafficking was linked to Epstein and Maxwell….with the other guy having connections…..this is ugly…..

  56. 87 jer44
    March 31, 2021 at 10:34 am

    SOON – Majority Leader Schumer delivers remarks on jobs plan in Buffalo – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-1

  57. 88 jer44
    March 31, 2021 at 10:44 am

  58. March 31, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Please bring on the VACCINE PASSPORTS !!!!!
    That Noem et al are whinging about.
    (Noem advocates for millions of MMR vaccines for schools, colleges – but calls this “Un-American”.)
    —-At the end of the day you want to go into that place, restaurant, venue, event…heh.

  59. 91 jer44
    March 31, 2021 at 11:10 am

  60. March 31, 2021 at 11:21 am

    GAETZ: The only member of Congress to vote against anti-human trafficking bill.

    “Gaetz Vote Against Anti-Human Trafficking BillSeen In New Light Against Probe Revelation”
    “Rachel Maddow recaps the New York Times reporting
    on the federal investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz,
    and notes that Gaetz, in 2017, was the only member of Congress to vote against an anti-human trafficking bill.”

  61. March 31, 2021 at 11:39 am

    “Cases in Florida, a national Covid bellwether, are rising — especially among younger people.”
    “Scientists view Florida — the state furthest along in lifting restrictions, reopening society and welcoming tourists — as a bellwether for the nation.

    “If recent trends there are any indication, the rest of the country may be in trouble.
    “Over the past week, the state has averaged nearly 5,000 cases per day, an increase of 8 percent from its average two weeks earlier.”

    —What Death Santis cares about is opening it all up and spreading the virus around the country, while protecting businesses from Covid lawsuits.

  62. 94 amk for obama
    March 31, 2021 at 11:40 am

  63. March 31, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    “Matt Gaetz Is Said to Face Justice Dept. Inquiry Over Sex With an Underage Girl”
    “An inquiry into the Florida congressman was opened in the final months of the Trump administration, people briefed on it said.”
    (by Michael S. Schmidt, Katie Benner and Nicholas Fandos)

    • March 31, 2021 at 12:45 pm

      Katie Benner, NYT Justice Department reporter,
      talks to Rachel Maddow (excerpts):

      “I think that to understand the congressman’s statements, the most important thing to do is to look at the timeline in this investigation. What we found is that this investigation began at the end of last summer,
      and it’s been going on for more than 6 months. So this is a serious investigation that was serious enough that even the highest levels of the Justice Department, including the office of the Attorney General Bill Barr, said that the issue continue. So that’s the context.”

      “I think that one of the reasons why he (Gaetz) has talked publicly about this “extortion plot”…
      is in order to get people to NOT pay attention to the fact that (it was in fact) the Trump Administration that felt it was worthy to investigate him.”

      “So you have to put this all into context and say that in doing this and basically blowing up an FBI investigation into people trying to extort his family, he has both complicated that investigation and also cast aspersions on something that was serious enough that Attorney General Bill Barr approved it.”

  64. March 31, 2021 at 1:07 pm

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