106 Responses to “Michelle And Tracy”


  1. April 15, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Thanking you NW for making it possible.

  2. April 15, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Joy Reid to Jelani Cobb (New Yorker):
    (ReidOut)

    “You know Jelani, we go through these killings by police of black folks,
    Michael Brown, the officer was acquitted. Eric Garner, officer was acquitted. Tamir Rice, no charges. Walter Scott, the officer was ultimately convicted but only because the feds came for him. It was a hung jury in the local case. Freddie Gray, there were charges but the prosecution was unsuccessful. That was Marilyn Mosby, who tried to do something about that. Philando Castile, the officer was acquitted. Stephon Clark, Botham Jean, officer was convicted. No charges in the case of Elijah McClain. We could go on and on. Breonna Taylor, remember that infamous no charge by that African-American attorney general. Daunte Wright, officer charged.
    The track record is so bad that I wonder how much cynicism we can even bring to the fact that there were charges. That doesn’t seem like it’s comforting at least to me. When you talk to people on the ground there, are the charges themselves in any way comforting?”

    Jelani Cobb:
    “Well do you know what case people are talking about here? They’re talking about Mohammed Noor.
    That is the police officer, the African-American police officer, a person of color, who shot fatally Justine Damond who is a blond white woman in Minneapolis. He was charged with third-degree homicide and he was convicted. And so there was the anticipation that if you’re making a parallel, that there might be a third degree homicide charge here. So when that charge came down, I raised an eyebrow.
    And so quite frankly, I think that this is not going to do much to take the edge off of — where people are.
    They’ve been talking about the only instance of this state…in the state of Minnesota, the only person who was convicted was the black cop.”

  3. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    April 15, 2021 at 3:25 pm

  4. 7 Dudette
    April 15, 2021 at 3:51 pm

  5. April 15, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    “Moment of reckoning as corporate America is forced to confront Republican war on democracy”
    “Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about why the Republican threat to U.S. democracy means American corporations don’t get to be bystanders in current fight over voting rights”

    • 13 whenpamelawandered
      April 16, 2021 at 11:09 am

      Good morning all my TODobots, this is some of Glenn Kirshner’s work, if it hasn’t come over yet, or maybe it has and I haven’t seen it (as I’m often awol) (🙀😽😿)

      https://www.thedpledge.com/

      Share all over the place, to any businesses or corporations you know of.

      Big hugs all around, bbl

  6. 14 jer44
    April 15, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    SOON: President Biden delivers remarks on Russia

    Also here: https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-3

  7. 15 jer44
    April 15, 2021 at 5:15 pm

  8. 16 amk for obama
    April 15, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Not one single treasonous thug paid the price.

  9. 17 amk for obama
    April 15, 2021 at 8:52 pm

  10. 19 pkayden
    April 15, 2021 at 9:09 pm

  11. April 16, 2021 at 10:32 am

    “A wave of anti-transgender bills across the country
    would ban health care providers from offering gender-affirming care to minors. But a smaller number are targeting parents who support their transgender kids’ desire to transition, levying punishments that critics say
    could range from jail time
    to having their children taken away.

    A bill heard in committee in the Texas Senate on Monday would redefine child abuse to include administering, supplying or consenting to provide puberty suppression drugs, hormone replacement therapy, or surgical or medical procedures to anyone under 18 “for the purpose of gender transitioning or gender reassignment.”

    The measure would make such acts a felony…
    although it carves out an exception for surgical procedures for intersex children.”

    (https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/texas-bill-could-send-parents-prison-providing-gender-affirming-care-n1264060)

    • April 16, 2021 at 10:34 am

      Parents and doctors keep wrongly making decisions for intersex children and even babies. That is something each person must decide for themselves. As we know there is a wide variation of being human.
      YET THAT is the only kind of ‘surgery’ GOP monsters will allow!
      —Parents of trans youth not only being threatened by jail time, but also by their child being taken away from them.

  12. April 16, 2021 at 10:50 am

    imo
    GOP clinging to old out-of-date inaccurate beliefs, ignoring the science, promoting hate for their voting base.
    Officials like Rand Paul mouthing the GOP talking point that trans youth are “too young to know” they are trans.
    Um, they know.

    Fact: Trans youth do not get puberty blocking hormones until thoroughly, thoroughly assessed.
    Rules are state by state, but there’s a YEAR long process of living in correct gender and years of counseling before that until surgery is even possible. Lots of different kinds of surgery (one is GCS).

    n.b. Having hormone therapy means you don’t need e.g. facial feminization surgery later on.
    Male faces are more robust, bigger chin and brow, smaller cheek bones, hair.
    Girls get all of this without puberty blockers.

    (Statistically speaking, some members of Congress certainly have LGBTQ offspring)

    • April 16, 2021 at 11:01 am

      You think GOP can’t go any lower and they find a way to do it.
      Their scapegoating of our young people leads to mental crises and high rates of suicide.
      –Aren’t we all of us tired of playing the victim in their snuff movies?

  13. 24 jer44
    April 16, 2021 at 11:23 am

    https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1PlKQPrVPynxE

  14. 25 jer44
    April 16, 2021 at 11:27 am

    • 26 jer44
      April 16, 2021 at 11:33 am

      Eight killed and multiple others injured in shooting at FedEx facility near Indianapolis International Airport.

  15. April 16, 2021 at 11:35 am

    “Times Reporter Escapes Taliban After 7 Months” (NYT: June 20, 2009)
    In Nov 2008: “David Rohde and his 2 Afghan colleagues, a fellow journalist and a driver were kidnapped outside of Kabul. They were held by the Taliban for 7 months and ten days, before Rohde and his journalist colleagues finally figured out a way to escape and flee into the night”. David wrote his story in a 6-part series for the Times.

    NYT: “A Rope and a Prayer”
    by David Rohde
    October 21 2009

    “I STOOD in the bathroom of the Taliban compound and waited for my colleague to appear in the courtyard so we could make our escape. My heart pounded. A three-foot-tall swamp cooler an antiquated version of an air-conditioner roared in the yard a few feet in front of me. I feared that the guards who were holding us hostage might wake up and stop us. I feared even more that our captivity would drag on for years.

    It was 1 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, in Miram Shah, the capital of the North Waziristan tribal agency in Pakistan. After seven months and 10 days in Taliban captivity, I had come to a decision with Tahir Luddin, the Afghan journalist I had been kidnapped with, to try to make a run for it….”

    Rachel Maddow points to the fact that David Rohde was held in Pakistan not Afghanistan, by the Taliban.

    • April 16, 2021 at 11:38 am

      “The Core Strategic Impossibility That Kept The U.S. In Afghanistan”
      “Rachel Maddow looks at the Taliban’s use of Pakistan as a base of operations as why the U.S.,
      while able to depose the Taliban in Afghanistan, could not completely wrap up the next step.”

    • April 16, 2021 at 11:40 am

      “In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America’s “Deep State”
      by David Rohde, Pullitzer prize winner.

  16. April 16, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Friends, hope it’s OK to keep posting and you won’t mind…
    Sun is out finally here, wishing you a good friday wherever you are.

  17. April 16, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    “Trump Can Now Be Prosecuted As Government Confirms His Campaign Worked With Russia”
    https://www.politicususa.com/2021/04/15/trump-russia-prosecuted.html

  18. 34 amk for obama
    April 16, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Lock him up. Lock her up. Lock them all up.

  19. April 16, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    “We’re in a Transition Phase”:
    “Dr. Monica Gandhi on Vaccine Safety & Why You Still Need a Mask”
    (https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/15/dr_monica_gandhi_johnson_johnson_vaccines)

  20. April 16, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    “Why Republicans are rejecting the COVID vaccine:
    GOP wants to drag out lockdowns to hurt Biden”
    “The right-wing death cult is getting better at convincing conservatives to reject vaccines”
    (https://www.salon.com/2021/04/15/why-republicans-are-rejecting-the-covid-vaccine-gop-wants-to-drag-out-lockdowns-to-hurt-biden/)

  21. April 16, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    “Collusion:
    Sanctions Announcement Completes Circle Between Trump Camp And Russian Intel”
    “Rachel Maddow highlights a passage from the Treasury Department announcement of new sanctions against Russia that says Paul Manafort associate Konstantin Kilimnik delivered polling and campaign strategy information to Russian intelligence. Previously it was known that Manafort gave such materials to Kilimnik, but not what Kilimnik had done with them. Also previously known was that Russian intelligence interfered in the 2016 election to boost the Trump campaign.”

  22. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    April 16, 2021 at 12:19 pm

  23. April 16, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    “When Did US Government Figure This Out?’: Collusion Revelation Raises New Questions”
    “Michael Schmidt, Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the newly connected dot in the 2016 Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia changes what we know and sharpens the questions about what we don’t yet know.”

  24. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    April 16, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Just seeing Mrs. Obama’s smile brings peace to my heart!

  25. April 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    What if we go after trump’s conspiracy to defraud the U.S.
    imo the trumps were intensely conspiring with Russia, and they succeeded.
    So many memories of gop – e.g. that Russia (-trump) briefing they went to and all came out with their faces blanched and couldn’t speak. If we could expose GOP’s role here…

  26. April 16, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    Blinken Visits Afghanistan After Biden Announces Troop Withdrawal
    “U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Kabul on Thursday in an unannounced visit
    that comes just a day after President Biden announced he has decided to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest conflict.
    Blinken told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that he intended to
    “demonstrate with my visit the ongoing commitment of the United States to the Islamic Republic and the people of Afghanistan.” “The partnership is changing, but the partnership is enduring,” Blinken said.
    Ghani replied:
    “We respect the decision and are adjusting our priorities.”
    (https://www.npr.org/2021/04/15/987575883/blinken-arrives-in-afghanistan-after-biden-announces-troop-withdrawal)

  27. April 16, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    “Congressional Democrats set to introduce legislation to expand Supreme Court”
    “Congressional Democrats will introduce a bill Thursday to increase the U.S. Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices, according to multiple reports.”
    —Senator Markey told Hayes yesterday that having 9 justices is in fact not in the Constitution. It is used to be 6. Number of justices has been changed six or seven times. Now seeking an amendment to the code.

  28. April 16, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Vice President Harris:
    On the Implementation of the American Rescue Plan’s Historic Investment in Child Care

  29. April 16, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    “BC’s “Roll Up Your Sleeves” vaccination special
    will include President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey and more!”
    —The hourlong special airs Sunday, April 18 at 7 p.m. on NBC

  30. April 16, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    “LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard,
    Leader of Standing Rock’s Fight Against the Dakota Access Pipeline, Passes On”
    by Darren Thompson:
    (https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/ladonna-tamakawastewin-allard-leader-of-standing-rock-s-fight-against-the-dakota-access-pipeline-passes-on)

    “The matriarch whose resistance camp sparked the global movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline
    has passed on. LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, whose Lakota name was Ta Maka Waste Win,
    hailed from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.” (indiana.com)

  31. April 16, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    “Biden administration relaunches White House Council on Native American Affairs”
    by Acee Agoyo
    “The first meeting of the revived council takes place next week.
    Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, who is making history as the first Native person in a presidential cabinet, will serve as chair of the U.S. government-wide initiative.”
    (https://www.indianz.com/News/2021/04/15/biden-administration-relaunches-white-house-council-on-native-american-affairs/)

  32. April 16, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Manitas de Plata with Dali (1967)
    On the occasion of 92 years of Manitas de Plata.

    • April 16, 2021 at 2:15 pm

      “Manitas de Plata (“Little Hands of Silver”) only agreed to play in public ten years after the death of Django Reinhardt, unanimously considered the king of gypsy guitarists.”
      –Born in a gypsy caravan in Sète, France.

  33. April 16, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    THANK YOU President Joe, VP Kamala, and all at the WH for your incredible work on our behalf.

    And so it was –
    Back in the fridge with me.

  34. 62 Nerdy Wonka
    April 16, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    This is what they want to reform. Okay.

  35. 64 Nerdy Wonka
    April 16, 2021 at 1:37 pm

  36. 65 Nerdy Wonka
    April 16, 2021 at 1:45 pm

  37. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    April 16, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Hey, ya gotta laugh sometimes!

  38. April 16, 2021 at 2:51 pm

  39. 71 jer44
    April 16, 2021 at 3:28 pm

  40. 72 jer44
    April 16, 2021 at 3:31 pm

  41. 76 Nerdy Wonka
    April 16, 2021 at 3:50 pm

  42. 77 Nerdy Wonka
    April 16, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    • 78 0388jojothecat
      April 16, 2021 at 6:10 pm

      I heard someone on Joy Reid’s show say that MN spent $24 million re-training every police officer in the state. Its not about training is about police not caring about protecting and serving POC.

  43. 79 amk for obama
    April 16, 2021 at 4:54 pm

  44. 81 Dudette
    April 16, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    President Biden’s first WH Rose Garden press conference. Live!

  45. 82 Dudette
    April 16, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Big deal for NASA and SpaceX

  46. 84 Dudette
    April 16, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    • 85 Dudette
      April 16, 2021 at 5:38 pm

  47. 86 Dudette
    April 16, 2021 at 5:38 pm

  48. 87 amk for obama
    April 16, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Rethugs are doing apartheid.
    Dems are doing apathy.

  49. April 16, 2021 at 5:54 pm

  50. 89 Dudette
    April 16, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    More domestic terrorism thwarted

  51. 90 pkayden
    April 16, 2021 at 7:13 pm

  52. 91 amk for obama
    April 16, 2021 at 9:45 pm

  53. 92 amk for obama
    April 16, 2021 at 9:46 pm

  54. April 16, 2021 at 9:50 pm

  55. April 16, 2021 at 9:59 pm

  56. 95 jer44
    April 16, 2021 at 10:00 pm

  57. 96 amk for obama
    April 16, 2021 at 10:02 pm

  58. 97 amk for obama
    April 16, 2021 at 10:03 pm

  59. 98 amk for obama
    April 16, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Yup. Treason normalized and shrugged off.

  60. April 16, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    YOU don’t say…

  61. 101 amk for obama
    April 17, 2021 at 12:50 am

    To be true, they destroyed austrayliya too.

  62. 102 amk for obama
    April 17, 2021 at 12:57 am

  63. 103 Dudette
    April 17, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Three astronauts returned to earth from the Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule.

  64. 104 Dudette
    April 17, 2021 at 1:49 am

    😍😍😍

  65. 105 amk for obama
    April 17, 2021 at 9:58 am


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