108 Responses to “Michelle And People”

  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    May 14, 2021 at 11:55 am

    YUP. It’s masks up on this side. I don’t trust nan one of my fellow country people.

    • May 14, 2021 at 12:54 pm

      Our case numbers in Oregon are still not dropping and the number of fully vaccinated people is not high enough to make me go maskless anywhere indoors outside of my house and car. I take a mask with me when walking in the neighborhood and put it on when I see another person because I want to send a message that masks still matter. We are not out of the woods on potential lethal mutations arising and spreading liker wildfire. So far, the current vaccines seem to offer protection. We have just started to have other fully vaccinated couples over for happy hour. Stay safe!

  2. May 14, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    “Power Up: Biden goes maskless, signaling a big change for country”


    President Biden goes maskless.

  3. 5 Dudette
    May 14, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    They can be confident that their colleagues and people close to them are vaccinated. That’s not the case for me. The mask stays.

    • 6 mtmarilyn
      May 15, 2021 at 10:42 am

      Dudette I agree with you. I’m not immune compromised but I don’t trust many of the people I’m around. Too many anti vaxxers.

  4. 7 Dudette
    May 14, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    This week at NASA.

  5. May 14, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Choosing Safer Activites Chart
    Here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/pdfs/choosingSaferActivities.pdf

    Left side: unvaccinated people.
    Right side: vaccinated people.

    Eh anti-vaxxers: Na-Na-Na-Na-Na.
    –At yore own risk.

  6. May 14, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    ‘Morally Shocking’: Inside The Escalation Between Israel And Gaza
    “Chris Hayes and guests Rula Jebreal and Lisa Goldman examine the escalating violence in Israel—and why it is so “morally shocking.”

    • May 14, 2021 at 1:20 pm

      Chris Hayes: “Rula Jebreal, you grew up as a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship.
      Your father was an imam in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. You’ve written about the conflict for most of your life. What are you seeing now and what do these images on the streets mean to you?”

      Rula Jebreal, journalist:
      “This is what we all have been warning against. And we were appealing to Democrats in the United States across the world, especially those who for all their life fought with African Americans here – to affirm equality, equal right, and to protect multiracial democracy in the United States.

      What you’re seeing in Israel is trumpism on steroids.
      What you’re seeing in the streets of Israel is when (like you) Prime Minister Netanyahu weaponized ethnonationalism and the belligerent races racism, and unleashed in the streets. And now it’s the dominant sentiment in Israel politics and Israel society.”
      —-Sound familiar?

    • May 14, 2021 at 1:22 pm

      “I’ve never in my life seen anything like what we are seeing all over Israel in mixed cities, supposedly also tolerant. Coexistence was the character of those cities, in Tel Aviv, everywhere.

      What you’re seeing is years and years where these nationalist extremists, the militias, the mob, the equivalent of the Proud Boys were so legitimized and normalized, and now they’re sitting in Parliament.
      And they are Bibi’s allies! These are people who will probably form a government.”
      —-Sound familiar?

    • May 14, 2021 at 1:23 pm

      “So he’s been embracing these guys.
      So when our government in the United States says that we support Israel, they’re asking the Palestinians who are occupied to protect their occupiers. This is what they’re asking.
      In the meantime, they’re actually sponsoring, underwriting the occupation in the occupied territories and West Bank, while underwriting again the ethno-segregation everywhere else.
      And the country is imploding. We’ve seen this gradually increasing.

      But it’s imploding politically, socially, economically, and racially, and religiously. And what they fear the most – you mentioned my father who worked in the mosque – in 1984, those extremist Jewish fanatics, tried to blow up the mosque. They were caught, they were sentenced, and they were pardoned.

      In ’96, they killed the Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin. They incited against him. They called him a traitor of the Jewish people. And they killed him. The guy that killed him is now…a hero of these nationalists. We see where this effort is going. And I fear it’s going to be bloodshed, pogroms. And what you saw these nights, it’s going to become the norm in Israel and Palestine.”

  7. 14 ggail44
    May 14, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    This is so sad
    Authorities are trying to establish how 18 wild Asiatic elephants died in a remote corner of India’s north-east.
    The elephants, including five calves, were found dead in the protected Kondali forest reserve in the state of Assam, Jayanta Goswami, a wildlife official, told Associated Press. The forest guard reached the area on Thursday and found 14 elephants dead atop a hill and four at its bottom.

  8. May 14, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Hundreds march in California for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
    by Albert Bender

    “The Native Sisters Circle of Sacramento said the march’s purpose was to bring about greater awareness of the horrendous tragedy that has beset Native women for decades in the United States. The Prayer Walk focused on several Indigenous women who’ve gone missing or been murdered in Northern California and law enforcement’s failure to investigate properly.

    A recent report by the Sovereign Bodies Institute (SBI), a data-based nonprofit, Indigenous-led research organization based in Humboldt County, examines the failure to pursue the cases of 105 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls throughout Northern California from the Bay Area to the Oregon border.
    Utilizing police reports, federal and state data, community-focused information, and other research, the SBI uncovered more than 2,300 other cases in the U.S. There is no official, comprehensive database covering all MMIW cases. Undoubtedly, the real figure is much larger. Many Native victims are misclassified as other races, and some deaths are classified as accidental when, according to relatives, clear evidence of foul play is present.
    Within Northern California, the SBI found that the most highly concentrated number of MMIW cases is in the “Lost Coast” region of Humboldt, Del Norte, and Mendocino Counties. The Bay Area makes up 16% of cases in the report that never made national headlines or gathered social media attention.”


  9. May 14, 2021 at 2:10 pm


    Indian Country cheers nomination of Muscogee Nation citizen to federal bench
    by Acee Agoyo
    “A citizen of the Muscogee Nation is set to make history as the first Native person
    to serve as a federal judge in Washington state.
    Lauren J. King, an attorney,
    will be nominated to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the White House announced on Wednesday. Should she be confirmed by the U.S. Senate,
    she will only be the third active Native judge in the nation.”

  10. 19 Dudette
    May 14, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Interesting thread

  11. May 14, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Stardate 3001: And so it was.
    The northern nation of the Americas, previously on track to annihilation under the illegitimate mafia president, began to recover. The new President in 2021 was quickly revealed to be authentic with a heart of gold.
    Globally revered C.D.C. informed the U.S. that wearing masks was no longer required, following a year of the deadly Covid-19 virus. And the people were ready for the former criminal president to be apprehended by the courts and taken from his hiding place. A skirmish with his defenders in that process seemed inevitable.

  12. May 14, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Eternal Now –
    LSDREAM & Champagne Drip

  13. 24 Nerdy Wonka
    May 14, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Grandmas are GANG GANG!

  14. 27 Dudette
    May 14, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Happy Beautiful Friday! 🌸

  15. 32 jer44
    May 14, 2021 at 5:42 pm

  16. 35 Dudette
    May 14, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    RWNJ are so pressed by people wearing masks. Let one of them jerks step to me.

  17. 36 Dudette
    May 14, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Yay Neera!

    • 37 Dudette
      May 14, 2021 at 8:11 pm

      I love this song!

  18. 38 amk for obama
    May 14, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Cat jumps five storeys to safety from burning building


    Love the way how she/he sticks the landing. #koolkat

  19. 40 amk for obama
    May 15, 2021 at 12:06 am


    first world problems. fucking trading cards. only in murkkka.

  20. 42 jer44
    May 15, 2021 at 9:55 am

  21. 44 whenpamelawandered
    May 15, 2021 at 11:02 am


    {{{ TOD }}}

  22. 45 ggail44
    May 15, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Hey VC, my nephew came to mind when I read this tweet

  23. 50 ggail44
    May 15, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    I bet President Obama has sent condolences privately to the family 🙏🏾🕊
    Damon Weaver, who interviewed Obama as an 11-year-old, dies aged 23
    Weaver interviewed Obama at the White House in 2009
    Sister Candace Hardy says he died of natural causes.

  24. 51 ggail44
    May 15, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Yes! Rev. Dr. Barber is correct. We need to connect with these young adults now!

  25. 52 amk for obama
    May 15, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    If this guy is worried, dems are fucked come 2022.

  26. 53 amk for obama
    May 15, 2021 at 1:33 pm

  27. 54 ggail44
    May 15, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    You know, there is turmoil, conflict and political strife all over the World.
    No region is immune.

    Let’s keep that in mind and work towards improvements.

  28. 55 jer44
    May 15, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    An Evening with CARE, Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the CARE Package (Source: Getty Images)
    May 11, 2021

    • May 15, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      An Evening with CARE, Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the CARE Package
      “A special CARE experience hosted by Whoopi Goldberg featuring President Joe Biden, former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush & Barack Obama with musical performances, stories of impact from around the world, and Moments of CARE”

  29. May 15, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Sharing a Saturday moment of Zen & hope! I love these guys, Black Violin! Woot! 💞

  30. 59 Dudette
    May 15, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    • May 15, 2021 at 5:09 pm

      Jurczyk Retires as NASA Associate Administrator

      “Steve Jurczyk, who served as acting NASA administrator from Jan. 20 to May 3, 2021, announced Monday he will retire on Friday, May 14, after more than three decades of service at NASA.

      Jurczyk has served as associate administrator,
      the agency’s highest-ranking civil servant, since May 2018.
      He was the highest-ranking career civil servant leading NASA throughout the pandemic and most recently oversaw the successful landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars, a successful Green Run test of the core stage of the Space Launch System rocket, the naming of the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building, the launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 to the International Space Station,
      and the return of Crew-1 back to Earth.”

      More: (https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/jurczyk-retires-as-nasa-associate-administrator)

      • 61 Dudette
        May 15, 2021 at 5:33 pm

        Quite the long and distinguish serving America’s mission in space. Bravo and godspeed to him.

  31. 62 Dudette
    May 15, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Congratulations to Second Daughter, Ella Emhoff!

  32. 63 Dudette
    May 15, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Sad news to report, Family.
    Rest in peace, Damon Weaver. 🙏🏾😔


  33. 64 amk for obama
    May 15, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Surprised that many rethugs voted for this. I am guessing it will pass in the senate too.

  34. 65 amk for obama
    May 15, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    gfy, evil cheney spawn.

  35. 66 amk for obama
    May 15, 2021 at 9:04 pm

  36. 67 amk for obama
    May 15, 2021 at 9:05 pm


    • 68 Dudette
      May 17, 2021 at 11:50 am

      I feel so naked and exposed without a mask. It’s a little unnerving just walking to my garage and riding in the car without it. Still wearing it at work, inside buildings and around people I don’t know.

  37. 69 amk for obama
    May 15, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    cycle of life. yes, pun was intended.

  38. May 16, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Hello my lovely TOD Fam. Either this is evening or early morning, whatever timezone. 😇 Whether dinner or breakfast time, enjoy!😂💃

  39. May 16, 2021 at 2:06 am

    Haven’t seen GCL (Linda) in ages, maybe missed her posts? Hoping she’s okay. This song is for her.

    Also, is Don still around & out of his retirement funk? Shake a leg, Don. There’s always unexpected joy around the corner. It’s all good! Hang tight!

  40. May 16, 2021 at 4:16 am

    So sad…

  41. May 16, 2021 at 4:44 am


  42. 77 jer44
    May 16, 2021 at 9:44 am

  43. 78 jer44
    May 16, 2021 at 10:00 am

  44. 79 jer44
    May 16, 2021 at 10:02 am

  45. May 16, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    “Dolphins ‘deliberately get high’ on puffer fish nerve toxins
    by carefully chewing and passing them around”

    “Extraordinary scenes filmed for new documentary showing the marine mammals in their natural habitats
    Though large doses of the toxin can be deadly, in small amounts it is known to produce a narcotic effect, and the dolphins appeared to have worked out how to make the fish release just the right amount.”

    —so much we don’t know!!

  46. May 16, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    “When the first Neanderthal genome was sequenced,
    using DNA collected from ancient bones,
    it was accompanied by the discovery that modern humans in Asia, Europe and America
    inherited approximately 2% of their DNA from Neanderthals —
    proving humans and Neanderthals had interbred after humans left Africa.
    Since that study, new methods have continued to catalogue Neanderthal ancestry in non-African populations, seeking to better understand human history and the effects of Neanderthal DNA on human health and disease.
    A comparable catalogue of Neanderthal ancestry in African populations, however,
    has remained an acknowledged blind spot…

    “This is the first time we can detect the actual signal of Neanderthal ancestry in Africans,”
    said co-first author Lu Chen, a postdoctoral research associate in LSI.

    While the Princeton researchers acknowledged the limited number of African populations they were able to analyze, they hope their new method and their findings will encourage more study of Neanderthal ancestry across Africa and other populations. Regarding the overall significance of the research, Chen said:

    “This demonstrates the remnants of Neanderthal genomes survive
    in every modern human population studied to date.”


  47. May 16, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Yes or No.

    Can we pls ask Senator Manchin on-camera,
    If the rabid 361 voter suppression bills by republican legislators nationwide are:

  48. May 16, 2021 at 7:15 pm

  49. 86 amk for obama
    May 16, 2021 at 9:18 pm

  50. 87 amk for obama
    May 16, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    boy: whatever it is on your head, I want it.

  51. 88 amk for obama
    May 16, 2021 at 10:40 pm

  52. 92 Dudette
    May 17, 2021 at 8:21 am


  53. 97 amk for obama
    May 17, 2021 at 9:58 am

    how is this fraudit even legal? where the fuck are the dems?

  54. 99 amk for obama
    May 17, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Independent and opposition candidates have a won a key two thirds of seats in the body that will write a new constitution in Chile.

    A new constitution to replace the one dating back to Gen Pinochet’s military rule was a crucial demand of protests which swept through Chile in 2019.

    Government-backed candidates have only secured about a fourth of the seats.

    That is short of the number which would have made it possible for them to block sweeping changes.

    Right-wing President Sebastián Piñera said it was a historic election in which citizens had sent a clear message, and that his government and other traditional parties were not attuned to the demands and aspirations of the people.

    Last October, an overwhelming majority of Chileans voted in favour of rewriting the constitution in a referendum, held as a result of mass street demonstrations across the country a year earlier.

    The protests, originally triggered by a fare hike on the Santiago metro, drew a wide variety of people who shared an anger about high levels of inequality in Chile.

    One of their demands was to reform the old dictatorship-era constitution, which they argued was at the root of much of Chile’s inequality by giving undue weight to Chile’s private sector.

    Millions of Chileans are heavily indebted, for example, often to pay for schooling and private pensions.


  55. May 17, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Palestinian Writer Forcibly Removed From His Neighborhood
    “Violence continues to escalate at the border of Israel and the Gaza strip,
    more than 100 Palestinians and eight Israelis have been killed in the violence including dozens of children. Mohammed El-Kurd, a Palestinian forcibly removed from his neighborhood, told Joy, “I managed to get back home, I’ll always find my way back home.”

    • May 17, 2021 at 11:29 am

      Rule Jebreal, University of Miami:
      (transcript not final)

      “So, Jewish supremacy is the main goal of Israel apartheid government.

      And I say the word ‘apartheid’ because former Prime Minister of Israel, two of them, Ehud Olmert, Ehud Barak, security services, head of the Mossad and many others, used this word saying, in absence of any political solution we will be entering apartheid.

      We`re already living a project of ethno-religious exclusion and purity.
      This is what happened after years of Bibi Netanyahu incitement, weaponization of religion and weaponization of race, where it doesn`t matter (about) democracy for even Palestinians who live inside.

      What matters is their ethnicity.
      What matter is their race, their religion.
      And it`s basically (at) this stage, where the occupation is metastasized everywhere. Not only in Gaza or in the West Bank or East Jerusalem, but also inside Israel.

      What you’re seeing Joy is what we have seen here in America, with the white supremacists under Jim Crow…If you can see these images of somebody like Mohammed, who is a young man from occupied East Jerusalem taken from his home like this, expelled from his home, not because the home doesn`t belong to him because of who he is, because of his ethnicity.

      We know this phenomena very well. And the heartbreaking part is that we can connect this phenomenon to things that happened recently in American history. When you saw the mosques being gassed, where worshipers are gassed. Or people marching in the streets now, as we speak, in Haifa, in Acre, everywhere, saying, “Kill all the Palestinian, kill the Arabs, bomb them to oblivion, we have the right to kill them all.”
      We have seen this force, whether on January 6…

      We have seen this kind of politics when they put kids in cages in the United States.
      We have seen this before. And the most heartbreaking thing Joy, is that the United States subsidize this ethno-nationalist project of exclusion and purity.
      We subsidize the atrocities that are taking place.”

  56. 102 jer44
    May 17, 2021 at 11:14 am

  57. 103 jer44
    May 17, 2021 at 11:31 am

    • May 17, 2021 at 11:51 am

      Thanks President Biden and for example Congressman Rosa DeLauro,
      who has worked on this relentlessly for two decades….. wow, wow, brilliant! Wow.

      • May 17, 2021 at 12:01 pm

        Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT),
        House Appropriations Committee Chair, member Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee.

  58. May 17, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Hope For Repairing Trump & DeJoy’s Damage To Post Office
    “Rachel Maddow reviews the damaging impact of Louis DeJoy as postmaster general under Donald Trump and talks with Amber McReynolds, a newly confirmed, Biden-nominated member of the USPS board of governors about her hopes for the future of U.S. mail and improving service for Americans who rely on it.”

    Amber McReynolds: “Election officials are heroes.”

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