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  1. 1 ggail44
    May 26, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    🙏🏾👏🏾👍🏾💝🙋🏾‍♀️💃🏾

  2. 2 jer44
    May 26, 2021 at 6:43 pm

  3. 3 ggail44
    May 26, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    This damage and destruction is NOT being caused by POC, but, you wouldn’t know it. So, step up and help the media tell the whole truth. Share and speak truth to power.
    https://abcnews.go.com/US/police-declare-riot-portland-protesters-mark-year-george/story?id=77910797
    Hundreds of people gathered outside the Multnomah County Justice Center in downtown Portland on Tuesday evening. Some individuals were wearing helmets and carrying gas masks, umbrellas and backpacks. As the crowd chanted “burn the building down,” some people lit a dumpster on fire and pushed it up against the justice center while others vandalized the building with graffiti, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

    • 4 ggail44
      May 26, 2021 at 8:02 pm

      Since reading that article, this quote keeps echoing in my mind: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”.

  4. May 26, 2021 at 8:07 pm

  5. 6 jer44
    May 26, 2021 at 8:22 pm

  6. 8 jer44
    May 26, 2021 at 8:33 pm

  7. 9 amk for obama
    May 26, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    LOL. Dudette is a part of that PR.

  8. May 27, 2021 at 7:58 am

  9. 11 Dudette
    May 27, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Good Morning! Please share this!

  10. 12 Dudette
    May 27, 2021 at 8:55 am

    My Senators rock!

  11. 17 Dudette
    May 27, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Sad news. RIP Eric Carle. 😔

  12. 21 Dudette
    May 27, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Wow!

  13. 25 jer44
    May 27, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Video: Boston doctor explains why people who had COVID-19 need to get vaccine

  14. May 27, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Reimagining Policing Progress to Date – Obama Foundation
    MBK Alliance
    “In June 2020, President Obama and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance challenged mayors and city leaders to amplify their communities’ calls for policing reform and accountability. More than 300 local jurisdictions have taken the Reimagining Policing Pledge to review and reform use-of-force policies and combat systemic racism within law enforcement. This report documents the pledge’s inspiration, shares highlights of the participating cities’ progress, and offers next steps for building on the momentum of the pledge.”
    (https://www.obama.org/reimagine/)

    My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Leadership Forum: A Conversation with President Obama

  15. 27 ggail44
    May 27, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family. 💝🙋🏾‍♀️

  16. 31 ggail44
    May 27, 2021 at 10:33 am

    If you love food and History, then you will love this series on Netflix
    https://fb.watch/5LpNnDPXB1/

  17. 32 ggail44
    May 27, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Please Share

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    More than $800,000 is available across 10 grant programs for students who apply by June 18. We’re looking for exceptional students ready to make an impact in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), marketing, communications, the arts, and more.

    Applicants must:
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    Possess a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 system.
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    We know the expenses and debt accumulated during college can make it harder for Black graduates to securely step into their future. Let’s ensure equity in educational opportunity and prepare students for success in school, work, and life.
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  18. May 27, 2021 at 11:04 am

    MBK Alliance Town Hall Series: Mental Health and Wellness in a Racism Pandemic

    “President Obama joined Congressman John Lewis,
    founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson, writer and survivor of police brutality Leon Ford, Jr., and youth leader LeQuan Muhammad, in a conversation moderated by activist and author Darnell Moore, to discuss the mental toll racism takes on people of color. Find mental health resources for dealing with racial stress and trauma at https://www.obama.org/anguish-and-act…”
    —Congressman John Lewis just weeks before we lost him.

  19. May 27, 2021 at 11:10 am

    ReidOut…
    Only getting up to May 7th on the ReidOut site, and to May 8th on Spotify.

  20. May 27, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Karine Jean-Pierre to Joy Reid: “We cannot have inaction.”
    –Supercongrats to Ms Jean-Pierre!!!!

  21. May 27, 2021 at 11:31 am

    *Fraudit*
    Fmr Sen. McCaskill to Joy Reid:
    “It isn’t an audit. It’s a brazen political exercise being done in the most partisan way possible.”

  22. May 27, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Please can we stop calling it an “audit”.
    How the hell is it an audit?
    Why pave the way for the end-of-democracy-is-nigh hell aliens?

  23. 39 whenpamelawandered
    May 27, 2021 at 11:44 am

    Hi all, better get in here with some big hugs before good ol’ WP (using my initials, the nerve of them) decides to fail when loading! Everyone, take care, stay safe, keep on keepin’ on..

    Oh, Glenn Kirschner explained the grand jury thing really clearly, I’ll see if I can get the link to share: fingers crossed!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/glennkirschner2/status/1397720515654074369

    Ha!

    🕊🕯👏🏼😹🤞🏼🕯🕊

  24. May 27, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Why not just do what they want = hand over ALL ballot counting in the future to GOP-Q.
    Save time and be a lot less bamboo.
    -ffs.

  25. May 27, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    “The mother and partner of the late Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick
    are requesting meetings with all Republican senators to urge them to establish an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol
    by a pro-Trump mob.”
    “My son has been gone for over four months, and I want answers, that’s all.”
    (WaPo)

  26. May 27, 2021 at 12:24 pm

  27. May 27, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    “Exxon, Shell, and Chevron
    suffer major setbacks as climate concerns cause power shift”

    “Bill McKibben, a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about three huge oil companies, Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, and Chevron Corp losing major climate change court cases or being forced by shareholders to address climate concerns.”

    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/exxon-shell-and-chevron-suffer-major-setbacks-as-climate-concerns-cause-power-shift-113420869883)

    • May 27, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      Rachel Maddow with the glad tidings:

      “It’s been clear for a while now that the oil and gas industry, for all that it has done to shape the world over the past century, it in fact is about to get basically unwired.
      And it’s because they’re the problem when it comes to climate.
      And as stupid as our own domestic politics have been forever about climate, the climate disaster is a real thing that really does need a huge fix in the world – just figuring that out. And the oil and gas companies are going to have to fundamentally get out of the way or change themselves into an entirely new thing for that to happen.

      And that’s gonna happen.
      In concept, in theory, we have known this was inevitable. It was going to HAVE to happen.
      We didn’t know exactly what it would look like when it arrived, or when it would happen, or how gradual or how sudden it would be, but we just have been able to see in theory that this was coming.
      And then today all of a sudden – Boom! It all just happened all at once.
      Remarkable day and it’s still seen as sort of a business pages piece of news, but it’s more than that.”

    • May 27, 2021 at 1:36 pm

      “First of all this morning at The Hague in the Netherlands a Dutch court issued a ruling,
      a court order that requires the massive oil company Royal Dutch Shell – that’s the biggest oil company in the world outside of China. The court order is going to require that company to cut its emissions by 45% by the end of this decade. That’s their emissions, their suppliers’ emissions, their customers’ emissions. That means Royal Dutch Shell is going to need to stop being a burn fossil fuels company very, very quickly. Court order.

      Then right after that. Boom! It happens to Chevron. This is also today. A shareholders meeting, an overwhelming vote by Chevron shareholders requiring Chevron to radically cut its emissions too.

      And then boom! Another one all in the same day. A huge one. Exxon.
      The flagship American oil and gas giant Exxon has led the way for so long in promoting climate denial and conspiracy theories. Exxon today against its will, had its shareholders dump some of its board of directors and install new ones who are going to make Exxon do a U-turn on climate. Including specifically its plans to keep expanding its drilling operations. That is not going to happen anymore because Exxon,
      against its will, just got a whole new bunch of directors that it does not want.
      That’s going to make that company change course.

      And it all happened in the span of a few hours — Shell, Chevron, Exxon.”

  28. May 27, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Fact: EXXON knew in the mid-70’s that fossil fuels would melt the Arctic.
    Fact: Their scientists predicted the fallout exactly. What punishment have they received for their Desecration?

    • May 27, 2021 at 1:56 pm

      imho,
      with seas rising and water shortages can we get some cheap desalination going?
      Thank heavens for the American Jobs Bill and green jobs on their way!
      With 5 billion years of free sunlight available for everyone on the planet, this is a no-brainer…
      Oh planet of eternal sunlight and wind: End fossil fuels, End war.

    • May 27, 2021 at 1:58 pm

      Now end the oil subsidy and move on.

  29. May 27, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Fossil Fuels = 74% of U.S. Greenhouse gas emissions.

    “CO2 emissions accounted for about 80% of total U.S. anthropogenic GHG emissions…
    Fossil fuel combustion (burning) for energy accounted for 74% of total U.S. GHG emissions
    and for 92% of total U.S. anthropogenic CO2 emissions.’
    (2019)

    (https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/energy-and-the-environment/where-greenhouse-gases-come-from.php)

    • May 27, 2021 at 2:24 pm

      Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions.
      “ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron are identified as among the highest emitting investor-owned companies since 1988.”
      (Guardian 2017)

  30. May 27, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Time – Alison Wonderland x QUIX

  31. 53 marleysperson
    May 27, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    With all the talk of fossil fuels and climate…let me share that we just bought 55 solar panels for our roof…we’re going solar, people!!

  32. 56 jer44
    May 27, 2021 at 3:34 pm

  33. 57 Dudette
    May 27, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    🍦🍦🍦

  34. May 27, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Moscow Mitch
    Pleading with gop senators to vote against the Commission as a personal favor to him,
    shows the degree to which we HAVE to have this Commission.

    They know it is going to happen again…and next time the terrorists will bring their guns.
    Q: Is one of their goals to stop Democrats from becoming elected officials?

  35. May 27, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Voting against impeachment TWICE >>>> led to the Insurrection.
    1) Interview on ’60 minutes’ some of the 500 people who have already been arrested.
    2) Interview the recovering Capitol Police who are lobbying for the Commission.

    • May 27, 2021 at 10:48 pm

      oops.
      Meant to say they could have got rid of him with the 1st Impeachment — thus no Insurrection.
      Then they had another chance to stop him fomenting future violence.

  36. 61 Dudette
    May 27, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    🛰🌖

  37. 62 Dudette
    May 27, 2021 at 7:54 pm

  38. 63 amk for obama
    May 27, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Amazing to see the corruptest pol mcturtle dictating senate’s agenda whether he is in majority or in minority.

  39. 66 amk for obama
    May 27, 2021 at 10:33 pm

  40. 67 amk for obama
    May 28, 2021 at 12:00 am

    “I genuinely enjoyed every minute of it. When President Obama speaks, all you want to do is listen.”

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/57276599

  41. 68 amk for obama
    May 28, 2021 at 5:07 am

    Good riddance of an arrogant mocking moron.

  42. 69 amk for obama
    May 28, 2021 at 5:07 am

    Good riddance of an arrogant mocking moron.

  43. 70 Dudette
    May 28, 2021 at 9:00 am

    LOL! Receipts! 😆

  44. May 28, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Hope this hasn’t been posted already. Love the message, & it’s also funny!

    The Root: Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams Gave Us Glimpse Into Their Group Chat and Now I’m Feeling All the.
    https://www.theroot.com/beyonce-kelly-rowland-and-michelle-williams-gave-us-gl-1846982456

  45. May 28, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Long overdue! 👀👊

    Rolling Stone: Rage Against the Machine, Serj Tankian, Roger Waters Sign Letter Asking Artists to Boycott Israel.
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/rage-against-the-machine-serj-tankian-roger-waters-sign-open-letter-artists-boycott-israel-1175281/

  46. 75 jer44
    May 28, 2021 at 11:09 am

  47. 76 jer44
    May 28, 2021 at 11:26 am

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  49. 81 jer44
    May 28, 2021 at 12:38 pm

  50. 82 jer44
    May 28, 2021 at 12:42 pm

  51. May 28, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    “President Barack Obama and football icon Marcus Rashford sit down with June Sarpong
    to discuss campaigning, food poverty and the role that reading has played in their lives.”

  52. 84 amk for obama
    May 28, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    His wife is one of the reasons why.

  53. 86 Dudette
    May 28, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Our history-making VP

  54. 87 Dudette
    May 28, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    This week on the Space Station

  55. 88 Dudette
    May 28, 2021 at 2:32 pm

  56. 89 Dudette
    May 28, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Calling them out!

  57. 90 Dudette
    May 28, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    SMDH

  58. 91 Dudette
    May 28, 2021 at 2:43 pm

  59. May 28, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Soon…
    The audio and slides from the briefing will stream live on NASA’s website.

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

    May 28, Friday 3 p.m.
    “Media briefing to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s fiscal year 2022 funding request with
    NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson and acting Chief Financial Officer Steve Shinn.”

  60. 94 Dudette
    May 28, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    MVP is looking mighty good in that jacket.

  61. 95 marleysperson
    May 28, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    I tell you what…my blood is boiling and my nerves are raw. My senator didn’t even show up for this 1/6 Commission vote. Didn’t find it important enough to even fucking show up.

  62. May 28, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Senator Manchin:

    “This commission passed the House with a bipartisan vote.
    The failed vote in the Senate had six brave Republicans, but that was four short of the ten necessary to advance the legislation. Choosing to put politics and political elections above the health of our Democracy is unconscionable. And the betrayal of the oath we each take is something they will have to live with.
    To the brave Capitol police officers who risk their lives every single day to keep us safe,
    the Capitol and Congressional staff that work around the clock to keep Congress running, even the reporters who work hard to deliver Congressional news to the American people and every American who watched in horror as our Capitol was attacked on January 6th – you deserve better, and I am sorry that my Republican colleagues and friends let political fear prevent them from doing what they know in their hearts to be right.”

    (c/o politicus.usa)

  63. May 28, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Yesterday Chuck Rosenberg said about the 911 Commission,
    that they eventually learned how the trouble started way back, noting that the partisan political divide in 2002
    did not affect their teamwork in producing the report.

    imho
    WE MUST KNOW completely the facts of what led to the Jan 6 Insurrection for the same critical reasons.

    What and WHO were behind it ?
    Cover up? Am concerned that the officials blocking a Jan 6 commission are part of that hidden history.

    If we can’t get a commission to look into the worst attack in U.S. modern history, bipartisanship is well and truly dead. So you’re not fooling anyone if you hang on to that pretense. GOPQ continues to show its colors and its despotic strategy to get permanent power.

    imo – there’s a short window and Democrats must take the reins asap.

  64. 100 jer44
    May 28, 2021 at 5:30 pm

  65. 101 Nerdy Wonka
    May 28, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    New post.

    Becoming Me


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