A Life Of Service

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  1. April 23, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Minnesota where my husband was raised has given us so many great Democrats! Mondale leaves a special legacy of service.

  2. 2 tnmtngirl1
    April 23, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Good morning, TOD. Happy Friday!

    Dear Alycee sent my granddaughter some books recently. One of them is the new book by Ruby Bridges, This Is Your Time. Aliya and I are reading it. She has seen the movie, but what a lesson it is for her. I pointed out to her that “this is HER generation’s time” to change our country, to take the lead to make us live up to what we should be as a nation.

  3. 7 jacquelineoboomer
    April 23, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Every day I come here, I thank my lucky stars that Nerdy got here first! Thanks, darlin’ !!!

    • 8 ggail44
      April 23, 2021 at 10:39 am

      Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family. I second your comment J’OB. It is a comfort to know that Nerdy takes the commitment to heart for us. Where would we be without her dedication? ❤️🌹🙏🏽😘

  4. 10 mtmarilyn
    April 23, 2021 at 10:21 am

    I so agree JOB! I want to add thanks for Miss Chips who then brought Nerdy to us. And for all our TOD family. This place has kept us all going and

  5. 12 amk for obama
    April 23, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Mondale was the only murkan presidential candie I ‘campaigned’ for with my college mates. Knew instinctively even then that raygun was a conman and he would lead down the path of ruin. And rethugs ended up with the traitorous thug.

  6. 14 ggail44
    April 23, 2021 at 10:33 am


    Modi has caused a new wave of COVID outbreak by opening States up too soon and having large gatherings. SMH!

  7. 18 Dudette
    April 23, 2021 at 10:51 am

  8. 19 whenpamelawandered
    April 23, 2021 at 10:53 am

    I, too, am so grateful to our UTAL/NW, for holding out the torch to Light the way through the darkness..

    We follow gladly, and with gratitude!


    Morning all, back in a bit..

    Big hugs all around

    And yes, we are brave enough to Be The Light!

  9. 22 Dudette
    April 23, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Happy Sarah Cooper Day! 😁

  10. 27 amk for obama
    April 23, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Targeting still the stupid minions when the real racist insurrectionist culprits are still out in the open and in the government still spreading the lie. Pathetic.

  11. 29 jer44
    April 23, 2021 at 12:19 pm

  12. April 23, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    Launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Endeavour” to the International Space Station this morning with astronauts Kimbrough, McArthur, Hoshide, Pesquet was splendid, wow and spectacular—thx and congrats
    to NASA and everyone involved for their vision and teamwork!

    NASA LIVE: https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

  13. April 23, 2021 at 12:41 pm


    Rev. Al Sharpton at the funeral service for Daunte Wright:

    “As I talk closer to the family, they said that,
    ‘Well, the real reason they stopped was because his tags had expired.’
    Well, I come to Minnesota to tell you your tags have expired.
    Your tags of racism has expired.
    Your tags of police brutality has expired.
    Your tags of white supremacy has expired.
    Your tags of looking at us different than everybody else, has expired.
    Your tags have expired.
    It’s time to renew and get some new tags.
    A tags of righteousness, tags of fairness, tags of treating everybody the same way.
    Tags of “No justice. No peace.”

  14. April 23, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    ‘We Need The Federal Government To Step In:’
    Rev. Al Sharpton Calls For The Passage Of Police Reform.
    Reverend Al Sharpton joins The ReidOut to talk about the police killing of Daunte Wright. He says the families of victims are saying, “We need the federal government to step in … We need a police act at the federal level.”

  15. April 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    Rev. Sharpton: “Peace is the presence of justice. We must speak up when there is an injustice.”

  16. April 23, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Secretary Pete Buttigieg delivers Earth Day remarks on future of electric vehicles.
    “Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and White House climate advisor Gina McCarthy
    join Cathy Zoi, CEO of the electric battery charging network company EVGo at a press conference in Washington, D.C., about the American Jobs Plan’s investments in electric vehicles.”

  17. April 23, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Navajo Nation welcomes First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.

    “Tribal officials hosted Dr. Biden in Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the Navajo Nation, on April 22, 2021. The program lasted about 90 minutes and featured:
    • Host Clara Pratte, Joe Biden presidential campaign tribal engagement leader
    • Invocation by Kee Allen Begay, Navajo Nation Council Delegate
    • Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez
    • Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer
    • Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon
    • Navajo Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne
    • Performance by Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council
    • Exit invocation Dr. Perphelia Fowler, Navajo Division of Human Resources Director
    Prior to the event in Window Rock, Dr. Biden met with Navajo women leaders and discussed a wide range of issues, from education and cancer research to missing and murdered Dine relatives. She referred to the group as “my sister warriors.”
    Video: (https://www.indianz.com/News/2021/04/23/navajo-nation-welcomes-first-lady-dr-jill-biden/)

  18. April 23, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    thx President Joe, Vice President Kamala, medical personnel everywhere, all who made vaccines possible.
    …swimming is imminent for this one at last.

  19. 38 jer44
    April 23, 2021 at 1:17 pm

  20. April 23, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Here they go, & talking smack too! 💞💞😂

  21. 40 pkayden
    April 23, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    • 41 0388jojothecat
      April 23, 2021 at 8:57 pm

      We have vaccines for everyone who want one. Other countries are desperate to get them. Just last month people were going nuts looking to for a vaccine. If J&J was the ONLY vaccine, I’d still take. If they said were shipping vaccines to Africa, the Trumpanzees and RWNJs would be bitchin about it. A co-worker who had not decided to get a vaccine was bitchin about giving it to inmates.

    • April 25, 2021 at 5:29 pm

      I think that they were always here…they now feel empowered to be loud and crass

  22. 43 Dudette
    April 23, 2021 at 6:03 pm

  23. 44 Dudette
    April 23, 2021 at 6:04 pm

  24. 45 Dudette
    April 23, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    • April 25, 2021 at 5:30 pm

      It is good to hear this…because the Building Trades unions have been notorious for not allowing blk folks to be among their ranks..

  25. 47 Dudette
    April 23, 2021 at 6:09 pm

  26. 48 jer44
    April 23, 2021 at 6:15 pm

  27. April 23, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    “Barack Obama Encourages Black Americans to Avoid ‘Cynicism’ and ‘Keep Marching’ Toward Progress”
    “The former president tells BET in a new interview that “there’s too much left to do” in the push for social justice”

  28. April 23, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    “Valentino Dixon:
    He was convicted for a crime he didn’t commit; now he’s selling art to the Obamas”
    “Eight witnesses and a confession from the real perpetrator
    couldn’t save Valentino Dixon from being handed a prison sentence
    of nearly 40 years
    for a crime he didn’t commit.
    But a drawing of the famous 12th hole at Augusta National Golf Course did.”

  29. April 23, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    How do people have access to an election that is gone and done?
    Why should anyone trust the GOP cheaters with counting anything?

    Why don’t Democrats e.g. start recounting the BUSH 2000 Florida vote ????
    Go for it.

  30. April 23, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Am so stealing this from Joy Reid, renaming that arse: Crocodle Cruz 😂. Sorry crocs.😷

  31. 55 Dudette
    April 23, 2021 at 8:26 pm

  32. 58 amk for obama
    April 23, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Yup. Even our supreme curt got involved (which would never happen in us of a) and pulled up our own arrogant thug.

    • 59 pkayden
      April 25, 2021 at 6:36 pm

      It’s so sad what is happening with COVID in India. What is Modi even doing to stop the latest wave?

  33. 60 amk for obama
    April 23, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    brexit magats have started eating each other.


    This is an explosive intervention from a man Boris Johnson used to count on as one of his closest allies.

    And if you’re tempted to roll your eyes and think it’s just sour grapes from a jilted adviser, think again.

    Dominic Cummings’ blog is proof that he is willing to lift the lid on his time at the heart of Downing Street, regardless of how it reflects on the prime minister.

    Beyond his denial of leaking text messages, he has also given his version of events relating to two potential political weak spots for Boris Johnson.

    They are the questions over the financing of the renovation of the Downing Street flat and the leaking of a plan to impose a lockdown.

    The level of detail shows that Mr Cummings is willing to expose others while defending himself and lay bare the inner workings of No 10.

  34. 61 amk for obama
    April 24, 2021 at 12:02 am

    It’s time US stopped hoarding vaccines and their ingredients and start pulling its weight for other suffering countries.

  35. 62 amk for obama
    April 24, 2021 at 1:01 am

    • 63 amk for obama
      April 24, 2021 at 1:46 am

      And yet 70 million racists voted to reelect him. Thank god they failed.

      Left needs to value its vote in every fucking election. The racists do and that’s why they are/were controlling most state leges.

  36. 64 amk for obama
    April 24, 2021 at 1:36 am

  37. April 24, 2021 at 4:39 am

    Am so not into organized religions, but I enjoyed Billy Preston’s (may he Rest In Power) church:

  38. 77 amk for obama
    April 24, 2021 at 8:07 am

    china, russia, germany, singapore, dubai – they are all chipping in to help India in this worst crisis.

    Come on, Joe. Time to show some action.

  39. 78 Dudette
    April 24, 2021 at 10:36 am

    New crew has arrived! 🚀🛰

  40. 79 Dudette
    April 24, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Yay for Chef Andres!

  41. 81 Dudette
    April 24, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Old crew rolls out on Wednesday. 🚀🛰

  42. 82 jer44
    April 24, 2021 at 10:39 am

  43. April 24, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    President Barack Obama visits Hilary Gustafson of Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, MI.
    “A long-time patron of independent bookstores, President Obama celebrates Independent Bookstore Day by virtually “stopping in” to visit with six independent bookstores from around the country including Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, MI.”

    • April 24, 2021 at 12:56 pm

      Just in time for Independent Bookstore Day, President Barack Obama has released six videos in support of books, reading, and independent bookstores.

      In six separate videos, President Obama spoke with:
      Bradley Graham of Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.
      Hilary Gustafson of Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan
      James Fugate and Tom Hamilton of Eso Won Books in Los Angeles, California
      Karen Hayes of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee
      Noëlle Santos of The Lit. Bar in the Bronx, New York
      Richard Howorth of Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi


  44. April 24, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Virtual Community Book Club, PBO and Ava DuVernay
    April 21/21

  45. 87 jer44
    April 24, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    • 88 pkayden
      April 25, 2021 at 6:42 pm

      Looks like the passenger was running towards the police with butcher knives. I’m not justifying the shooting but this is a little different than what we usually hear when cops shoot unarmed POCs.

  46. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2021 at 8:43 pm

  47. 91 amk for obama
    April 24, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    The window of goodwill is rather short. Any ‘aid’ in the receding phase of the crisis will be rightly mocked with contempt.

    • April 24, 2021 at 11:09 pm

      amk, it hurts to see what’s happening in India.
      Dr. Ashish Jah is saying the J and J is really safe, and that no vaccine is entirely risk free.
      But imo if Americans are going to make a big deal out of an extremely rare response to it (which is treatable btw if caught early enough), maybe it should be sent. out to other countries that don’t have zombie anti-sciencers who denigrate everything that’s positive and good?

      • April 24, 2021 at 11:17 pm

        “After Fruitful ‘Pause,’
        CDC, FDA Agree Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccinations Can Continue”
        “Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School fo Public Health at Brown University, talks with Rachel Maddow about the new information that was learned during a pause in vaccinations about the very rare blood clots a small number of recipients of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine experienced, and how the medical community has been made aware of how to recognize and treat the side effect.”

      • 94 0388jojothecat
        April 25, 2021 at 12:46 pm

        As we were desperate in getting a vaccine early on and will over 200 million shots given in the U.S., we are hearing about “break through” cases of people getting Covid. With the CDC being open and honest about it, people here are now reluctant in getting a vaccine. I think we just make these companies go into full scale manufacture to vaccinate vaccines as well as the treatments to its available to everyone.

    • 95 tnmtngirl1
      April 25, 2021 at 7:10 am

      I saw a tweet last night stating that the Trump administration passed something that keeps the US from sharing any vaccine. There was a screen shot of the wording. In the replies, people were asking how Biden can get around it. I have no idea who tweeted it. Anyone want to do some research?

      What is happening in India is heartbreaking! Since so many idiots will not take the vaccine here, we have to share with the rest of the world.

      • April 25, 2021 at 12:44 pm

        Heard that India was seeking permission to manufacture from our generic vaccines.

        “Nearly 80% of India lives on half a dollar a a day” (Reuters 2007)
        Social distancing not possible for so many….

        India’s population is TEN TIMES ours.
        U.S. must help fast.

  48. 97 Dudette
    April 24, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Smooth as he wanna be!

  49. April 24, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Alexei Navalny has ended his hunger strike and would like so much to hear any news of any kind.
    After 24 days of not eating he must be taking it very slow…
    –браво Алексей !!!

  50. April 25, 2021 at 9:26 am

  51. 101 amk for obama
    April 25, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    Even BoJo is doing something while our Joe is silent. Never thought they will drop the ball pathetically like this in such a huge humanitarian crisis. Disappointing.


  52. April 25, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Ravi Shankar- Raga Rasia

  53. 108 marleysperson
    April 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm

  54. 109 marleysperson
    April 25, 2021 at 5:20 pm

  55. 110 jer44
    April 25, 2021 at 5:58 pm

  56. April 25, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Reporting from somewhere in Orion after first swim in a year…
    cosmic thanks to everyone who helped wi/vaccine.

  57. April 25, 2021 at 6:58 pm

  58. April 25, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Right ON!…

  59. 116 amk for obama
    April 25, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    About a month late, but better late than never, I guess. Let’s see some concrete actions.

  60. 117 amk for obama
    April 25, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    • 118 amk for obama
      April 25, 2021 at 10:06 pm

      I miss the murkan showboats of a car. Great looks, great styles. Now every fu..ing thing is just a squat box.

  61. 119 amk for obama
    April 25, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Got the 2nd dose for nearly 300 family members of our staff. Our bubble is complete now.

  62. 123 amk for obama
    April 25, 2021 at 11:20 pm


  63. 124 carla4obama
    April 26, 2021 at 1:07 am

    The Oscar’s ended with a “thud”. t had been a promising night till those last 3 awards.

  64. 125 amk for obama
    April 26, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Both modi and jack are cowards.

    India Covid: Anger as Twitter ordered to remove critical virus posts.

    Thousands across India are outraged after the government ordered social media platform Twitter to remove posts critical of its handling of the virus.

    A Twitter spokesperson confirmed it had blocked some material from being viewed in India.

    The country faces a massive surge in cases, with many of its hospitals facing an oxygen shortage.

    One Twitter user accused the government of “finding it easier to take down tweets than ensure oxygen supplies”.

    India recorded 352,991 new infections on Monday and 2,812 deaths – the highest single-day spike so far.

    The government made an emergency order to censor the tweets, Twitter revealed on Lumen, a database that keeps track of global government orders around online content.

    Twitter did not specify which content it had taken down but media reports say it includes a tweet from a politician in West Bengal holding Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly responsible for Covid deaths, and from an actor criticising Mr Modi for holding political rallies while the virus raged.


  65. 126 amk for obama
    April 26, 2021 at 7:09 am

    Our state courts are taking our central election commission, another constitutionally mandated independent org, for spreading the covid by conducting elections in an unsafe manner and with widely staggered dates. Before modi, our CEC used to have honest nonpartisan non-corrupt people as election commissioners. Fukcing modi and his gang have politicized and poisoned our once respected CEC.

    The Madras high court on Monday castigated the Election Commission over the COVID-19 second wave in the country, holding it ‘singularly’ responsible for the spread, called it the “the most irresponsible institution” and even said its officials may be booked under murder charges.

    The EC allowing political parties to take out rallies and meetings had led to the spread of the pandemic,the court said.

    The first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy made the stinging observation on a public interest writ from Karur All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagm candidate and Transport Minister M R Vijayabaskar for the April 6 assembly polls, seeking a direction to authorities to ensure fair counting of votes on May 2 in Karur by taking effective steps and proper arrangements with COVID-19 protocols.


    While voting is over in all the other states, the seventh of the eight-phase polling in West Bengal is underway on Monday, with the last phase scheduled on April 29.

    Earlier, the Calcutta high court had expressed dissatisfaction with the EC over the enforcement of COVID-19 health safety norms during the ongoing West Bengal assembly election process, including campaigning.

    On April 22, hearing three public interest litigations seeking enforcement of Covid protocol during the polls, a division bench presided by Chief Justice T B N Radhakrishnan had said issuance of circulars and holding meetings on Covid safety were not enough.


  66. 127 jer44
    April 26, 2021 at 9:20 am

  67. 128 jer44
    April 26, 2021 at 9:34 am

  68. 130 pkayden
    April 26, 2021 at 9:49 am

  69. 131 jer44
    April 26, 2021 at 9:50 am

  70. 133 Dudette
    April 27, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Happy Day After the Pink Super Moon!

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