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One Million Meals


110 Responses to “One Million Meals”


  1. 1 marleysperson
    June 9, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Good morning everyone. Happy Wednesday. Thank you, Nerdy!

    • 2 whenpamelawandered
      June 9, 2021 at 1:27 pm

      {{{💞DF💞}}} Bravo!

      Morning everyone.. Total Solar Eclipse tomorrow, visible from way north, Greenland, Russia.. hope someone gets some photos above the volcano, that might be really cool!!

      Big hugs all around, and hoping some seriously massive indictments fall on The DumbArse for his birthday next week…seems fitting to me!

      🕊🕯💙🕯🕊

    • 3 jacquelineoboomer
      June 10, 2021 at 3:22 am

      Happy Thursday! Good to see you!

  2. 4 jer44
    June 9, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    • 6 0388jojothecat
      June 9, 2021 at 2:44 pm

      How the he’ll do they know people HAD Covid-19 when many people “suspected” they had Covid-19 but were told to stay home and only go to emergency if it gets worst. My friend this she had it with no proof other than their whole family was sick for weeks in January.

  3. June 9, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    “The Secret IRS Files:
    Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax”
    by Jesse Eisenger, Jeff Ernsthausen, Paul Kiel

    “Many Americans live paycheck to paycheck, amassing little wealth and paying the federal government a percentage of their income that rises if they earn more. In recent years, the median American household earned about $70,000 annually and paid 14% in federal taxes. The highest income tax rate, 37%, kicked in this year, for couples, on earnings above $628,300.”

    No one among the 25 wealthiest avoided as much tax as Buffett, the grandfatherly centibillionaire. That’s perhaps surprising, given his public stance as an advocate of higher taxes for the rich. According to Forbes, his riches rose $24.3 billion between 2014 and 2018. Over those years, the data shows, Buffett reported paying $23.7 million in taxes.

    Warren Buffett
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
    2014-2018 Wealth Growth:
    $24.3B
    Total Income Reported:
    $125M (0.51% of wealth)
    Total Taxes Paid:
    $23.7M (0.10% of wealth)
    Note: Values in the graphic are rounded.
    That works out to a true tax rate of 0.1%, or less than 10 cents for every $100 he added to his wealth.

    In the coming months, ProPublica will use the IRS data we have obtained to explore in detail how the ultrawealthy avoid taxes, exploit loopholes and escape scrutiny from federal auditors.”

    (https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax)

  4. June 9, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Outstanding…from Our Forever First Lady….Always..always trying engage citizens to benefit other…Love Her

  5. June 9, 2021 at 1:02 pm

  6. June 9, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    AOC on Manchin’s Voting Rights Excuse: “I don’t buy it”.
    —A ten minute interview and imo what AOC says is insightful and important.

  7. June 9, 2021 at 1:21 pm

  8. June 9, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    “GOP succeeds in wasting Democrats’ time in power with fruitless infrastructure negotiation”

    “Maddow shares the unsurprising news that White House negotiations with Republicans on an infrastructure bill have ended with no deal but with Republicans having successfully wasted almost two weeks of time that Democrats could have been putting to more productive use.”
    (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/gop-succeeds-in-wasting-democrats-time-in-power-with-fruitless-infrastructure-negotiation-114518085682)
    —Increase the number, do not dilute!

  9. June 9, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    “Waiting for Godot” (Rep. Jayapal)
    (After McConnell said 100% he would block everything…Dems keep on ‘negotiating’.)

    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Progressive Caucus
    to Rachel Maddow:
    “These jobs and families proposals from the President are WIDELY popular across Democrats, Independents and Republicans, just like the American Rescue Plan was. And if we want to use history as an example, there was not a single Republican vote for the American Rescue Plan.
    There weren’t enough Republican votes for the January 6th commission.
    This is a party that is not interested in delivering for the people.
    So we should just move ahead right now, get the budget resolutions going. And do a Budget Reconciliation Bill, big, bold and fast.”

    • June 9, 2021 at 1:35 pm

      Maddow:
      “What do you say to Americans watching who may have supported President Biden, may have supported Democrats in down-ticket races. Who feel like they got Democrats elected to the White House to control the House, to control the Senate. And it does feel like treading water right now. It does feel like stuff just stopped after the COVID relief bill. Nothing else feels like it’s going to happen. What do you say to people who feel frustrated or a little hopeless given that outlook?”

      Congresswoman Japayal:
      “Our caucus just did a focus group in swing districts, both ones that we lost and ones that we won
      with surge voters, right? These are Democratic voters who are young folks, people of color, but also with swing voters.
      And all of them are saying “Deliver for us. Don’t just talk about it – deliver for us.”
      So I understand the frustration and that is why we have been saying at the progressive caucus, we have to get this done. No more negotiating with the party that’s not interested in negotiating. You said it the last time I was on your show. You know this made it very clear that Republicans do NOT want to come along.”

      • 20 lmcae72
        June 9, 2021 at 4:56 pm

        We are on our own folks. We worked hard to get Democrats elected, risking our lives and fighting voter suppression with each step and the people we worked so hard for have learned nothing about the urgency of NOW or how to fight. “To get what you have never had one must do things one has not done before” is the mantra that brings about change. Democrats are still falling for the same bullshit and we are left to struggle on our own with many of us falling farther and farther behind. I am A-A, so I am used to broken dreams and promises, but it is still disappointing. The little faith that i did have in real change has mostly dissipated.

  10. June 9, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    “And all of them are saying “Deliver for us. Don’t just talk about it – deliver for us.” (Rep. Jayapal)
    —Dems while you are at it pls deliver us from evil.

  11. June 9, 2021 at 1:42 pm

  12. June 9, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Joy Reid:
    “It’s not that shocking that the senator from Kentucky (McConnell),
    who once proudly posed before a confederate flag, opposes the John Lewis Act. What is surprising is that a number of moderate Democrats including Senator Manchin, are willing to help Republicans do this.
    It was Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who in his letter from a Birmingham jail in 1963,
    pointed out that the Negroes’ great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen`s
    Council-er or the Ku Klux Klan-er, but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than to justice.

    Flash forward to 2021: When Manchin says he had a ‘very respectful and informative’ meeting with civil rights leaders. He told reporters “I don’t think anyone changed their positions however”. I guess he didn’t read that letter from Birmingham. Because order is clearly still far more important to Senator Manchin than justice.”

    • June 9, 2021 at 2:06 pm

      Joy Reid:
      “It felt to me like Manchin walked out of that meeting, said ‘Thank you all very much but I’m not doing anything to save democracy’. Your thoughts?”

      Reverend Al Sharpton, National Action Network President:
      “He clearly walked out of the meeting holding his position. And we clearly walked out of the meeting holding ours. This is about saving the democracy. And the right to vote that people died for to get in the first place. Let us not in any way pretend. We and the Black community and in other communities suffered.
      Blacks and whites DIED in the South to get the right to vote for Medgar Evers to Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner. And what we’re talking about here is the fundamental right of having OUR vote not diluted
      and not in any way impeded by what we’re seeing going on in 47 states. And that’s what we said to Senator Manchin today.”

  13. June 9, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    “Barack Obama sounds the alarm about America’s democratic erosion”
    “Vladimir Putin gets elected with a majority of Russian voters, but none of us would claim that that’s the kind of democracy that we want.”
    by Aaron Rupar
    (https://www.vox.com/2021/6/9/22524580/barack-obama-democratic-erosion-cnn-anderson-cooper)

  14. June 9, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    “In short, Obama is concerned that state-level Republicans are viewing election results as recommendations to be considered, not mandates from the people. And they’re using spurious claims of fraud and new laws to give themselves the ability to reject the will of the people next time it doesn’t suit them.”
    (https://www.vox.com/2021/6/9/22524580/barack-obama-democratic-erosion-cnn-anderson-cooper)

  15. June 9, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    40 minutes of Anderson Cooper’s interview with President Obama.
    Here:
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y877A9IA4U)

  16. 29 jer44
    June 9, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Pres. Biden delivers remarks to troops at RAF Mildenhall after arriving in the UK

    • June 9, 2021 at 4:13 pm

      President Biden:
      “Please. At ease!…(I keep forgetting I’m president!)”
      (laughter)

      –Delivered a powerful message while having fun with everyone. Very important speech…and how we must work hard to deliver democracy for the people. What a reception, wow, so proud of the Bidens!!

      • June 9, 2021 at 7:40 pm

        President Biden:
        “And at every point along the way, we’re going to make it clear that the United States is back and democracies of the world are standing together to tackle the toughest challenges and the issues that matter most to our future; that we’re committed to leading with strength, defending our values,
        and delivering for our people.”

  17. 32 jer44
    June 9, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    https://twitter.com/UKinChicago/status/1402698531220115456 https://twitter.com/WildLif78622378/status/1402701136633622530

  18. 33 Dudette
    June 9, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Live from the UK – POTUS and FLOTUS

  19. June 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Good afternoon, TODville! Hope everyone is having a Blessed and beautiful day!

  20. 35 ggail44
    June 9, 2021 at 6:53 pm

  21. 36 No Child Left Behind
    June 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Sponsor of Keystone XL crude oil pipeline says it’s pulling the plug on the contentious project.

  22. June 9, 2021 at 7:01 pm

  23. June 9, 2021 at 8:49 pm

  24. 41 amk for obama
    June 9, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    The entire rehug congress did.

  25. 42 amk for obama
    June 9, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    The entire rehug congress did.

  26. 44 amk for obama
    June 9, 2021 at 10:49 pm

  27. 45 amk for obama
    June 9, 2021 at 10:52 pm

  28. June 9, 2021 at 11:46 pm

  29. June 10, 2021 at 1:45 am

  30. 52 jer44
    June 10, 2021 at 9:20 am

  31. 53 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Principal got pipes! Wow! 😃

  32. 54 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 9:33 am

  33. 55 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 9:34 am

  34. 57 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 9:37 am

    ✨✨✨

  35. 58 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 9:37 am

  36. 59 Nerdy Wonka
    June 10, 2021 at 9:57 am

  37. 60 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Morning! ☀️

  38. 61 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 10:20 am

  39. 62 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 10:21 am

    👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  40. 63 amk for obama
    June 10, 2021 at 11:15 am

    good riddance of hateful racists.

    • 64 amk for obama
      June 10, 2021 at 11:20 am

      the dumbfucks don’t even know that the traitorous thug and his fugly klan is fully vaccinated.

  41. 65 whenpamelawandered
    June 10, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Found this, between bouts of hopelessness, there are also shafts of Hope..

    Good morning all, stay strong

    https://mobile.twitter.com/TimInHonolulu/status/1402860981974224898

    *Glenn Kirschner rt’d the above, I remembered Bobfr used to bring this guy Tim over to share…

    🕊🕯🙏🏼🕯🕊

  42. June 10, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Remarks by President Biden
    to U.S. Air Force Personnel and Families Stationed at Royal Air Force Mildenhall
    (U.K.)

    (excerpt)

    “In Brussels, I will make it clear that the United States’ commitment to our NATO Alliance and Article 5 is rock solid. It’s a sacred obligation that we have under Article 5.”

    “Here’s why this all matters so much right now:
    I believe we’re at an inflection point in world history — the moment where it falls to us to prove that democracies will not just endure, but they will excel as we rise to seize the enormous opportunities of a new age.

    We have to discredit those who believe that the age of democracy is over, as some of our fellow nations believe. We have to expose as false the narrative that decrees of dictators can match the speed and scale of the 21st [century] challenges.

    You know and I know they’re wrong. But it doesn’t mean we don’t have to work harder than ever to prove that democracy can still deliver for our people.

    For the many who think things are changing so rapidly, democracies cannot get together and form a consensus to respond like autocrats can, but you know better than anyone that democracy doesn’t happen by accident. We have to defend it. We have to strengthen it, renew it. ”

    Full: (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/06/09/remarks-by-president-biden-to-u-s-air-force-personnel-and-families-stationed-at-royal-air-force-mildenhall/)

  43. 70 amk for obama
    June 10, 2021 at 11:30 am

    https://mobile.twitter.com/RepSwalwell/status/1402633675330801668

    The left wasn’t happy when Obama put up garland. I can see why now.

    Rethugs put all kinds of radicals while they are in power, dem put middling centrists when they are in power. Guess who wins?

  44. June 10, 2021 at 11:33 am

    FACT SHEET:
    President Biden Announces Historic Vaccine Donation:
    Half a Billion Pfizer Vaccines to the World’s Lowest-Income Nations

    500 million life-saving vaccines to be delivered by June of next year, including 200 million to be delivered by the end of 2021

    Donation will serve as the foundation for a coordinated effort by the world’s democracies to vaccinate people around the world

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/06/10/fact-sheet-president-biden-announces-historic-vaccine-donation-half-a-billion-pfizer-vaccines-to-the-worlds-lowest-income-nations/0

  45. 75 amk for obama
    June 10, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Sally Yates. Doug Jones. These are all people who stuck their necks out for the dems cause. And Biden went with the crappy candie.

    • June 10, 2021 at 11:36 am

      So good.
      “Pfizer plans to produce these half a billion doses in the U.S. at their facilities in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which employs more than 3,000 American workers; McPherson, Kansas, which employs almost 2,000 workers; Chesterfield, Missouri, and Andover, Massachusetts, which employ 700 and 1,800 workers. The American workers who produced vaccines to save American lives will now produce those same vaccines to save the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world.”
      (whitehouse.gov)

  46. June 10, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Manchin co-sponsored S-1, For The People Act 2021…

    Joy Reid to Senator Warren:
    “People don`t realize he was a co-sponsor of this bill. Now suddenly he`s on record against it.
    It makes people wonder whether money is starting to play a part.”

    Are we going to ask Senator Manchin
    what happened between when he co-sponsored S-1 and when he turned against it?
    We need to know who he serves, because it his not his Constituents who are FOR voting rights.

  47. June 10, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Senator Warren to Joy Reid:
    “I see it this way. I think that the President did the right thing.
    He said, ‘I`m willing to be bipartisan, come in, let’s talk. But not to hold things up.’
    What we’re doing now as Democrats is we’re negotiating out an infrastructure package and we need to make sure that we’re going full speed ahead. Republicans want to join us? Fine. But if they don’t, we don’t slow down for them. We need to move forward. We need to deliver on our promises. And that means now.”

  48. June 10, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    GOP repeats voter suppression history while attacking instruction of that history
    “They are digging in the archives for methods of voter suppression and targeted attacks on enfranchisement of Black and brown folks—while also attacking the teaching of the history that would illuminate to people why that effort is so dangerous.”

    • June 10, 2021 at 12:50 pm

      McConnell: “There’s no threat to the Voting Rights Law. It’s against the law to discriminate in voting on the basis of race already. And so I think it’s unnecessary.”
      Hayes:
      “First back in 2006, Mitch McConnell not only voted for reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act. But as Majority Whip he was responsible for getting his Republican colleagues to vote for it too. He even took to the Senate floor to give a speech about it.”
      McConnell: “This landmark piece of legislation will continue to make a difference, not only in the south, but for all of America. And for all of us whether we’re African Americans or not.”

    • June 10, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      Chris Hayes:
      “Fifteen years ago, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it”.
      So you got to wonder when Mitch McConnell thinks it’s broke. For Mitch McConnell to come out yesterday and say ‘well you see, it’s already illegal to discriminate on the basis of race for voting’ and not be the source of just universal ridicule and condemnation, speaks to just how absent the historical context of race and democracy is in all of our discussions today.

      McConnell says ‘It’s already against the law to discriminate from voting on the basis of race’.
      And so he thinks a law policing that right is unnecessary. Now there is a very obvious problem. Those who have studied the history of voting rights in America, and the thwarted efforts to achieve a multiracial democracy in this country.

      No it has been against the law to discriminate on the basis of race in voting since 1870 when the 15th Amendment was ratified. Saying, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, or by any state, on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” It says it right there in black and white in the U.S. Constitution! It says that you cannot racially discriminate in voting.

      And so you can imagine a version of Mitch McConnell and 1920 Kentucky, saying literally the exact same statement. ‘Oh why would we need a law to enforced voting rights? It’s already illegal.’

      Or say, avowed segregationist Senator Strom Thurmond in the middle of filibustering the 1957 Civil Rights Act saying, “There are mainly three reasons why I feel the bill should not be passed. The first is that it is unnecessary. Every state has enacted some legislation making it unlawful to intimidate a voter or to hinder him in the exercise of his voting rights. Penalties have been provided for such violation. We don’t need new laws protect the right to vote, certainly not to protect against discrimination or race. Those already exists. It’s in the Constitution.”

      Those were the type of arguments segregationists made. Jim Crow authoritarians.
      Decade after decade after decade after decade in this country. As they flogged multiracial democracy to death underneath the table, as they gave those speeches.
      ‘We’re not discriminating. The law says we can’t. Anyone can vote’.

  49. 82 pkayden
    June 10, 2021 at 12:38 pm

  50. 83 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 12:39 pm

  51. June 10, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    On “Critical Race Theory”:
    Chris Hayes:
    “A few months ago Chris Rufo,
    one of the conservative activists who is pursuing this moral panic, whipping it up, gave the game away tweeting:
    “The goal is to have the public read something crazy in newspaper and immediately think ‘critical race theory’.
    We have decodified the term and will recodify it to annex the entire range of cultural constructions that are unpopular with Americans.”

    Hayes: “If you don’t like it then it’s critical race theory. That’s what he’s saying.
    If you don’t like it, if you don’t want your white children being taught that say, white terrorists murdered black people throughout the south in a successful campaign to end the experiment of multiracial democracy and replace it with authoritarian apartheid. Well then, that’s critical race theory.”

    You see how that works? So now the Republicans are railing about free speech to basically make it impossible or even CRIMINAL to teach certain things in schools. But it’s all part of the same story, right?
    They’re running back to the old tactics in the past while making it harder at the same time for people to learn the truth about that past. These are two fronts in the same war.
    It’s the oldest battle in this country. Are we going to be a democracy for everyone or not?”

  52. 85 jer44
    June 10, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    LIVE NOW:

  53. 86 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 1:38 pm

  54. 87 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    MVP making an impact!

  55. 90 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Happy Birthday Sasha!

  56. 92 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 2:19 pm

  57. June 10, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Carol Anderson,
    Chair of African American Studies at Emory University focusing on public policy issues of race, justice,
    equality in the United States. Author, ’One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy’. And ‘The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America.’

    Chris Hayes: “What do you see as a scholar of this when you hear Mitch McConnell say that phrase, “Well it’s already illegal, against the law to discriminate voting on the basis of race?””
    Carol Anderson:
    “What I hear is the folks at the Mississippi convention of 1890, where they combined all of the different disenfranchising mechanisms into one. And did so knowing that it was designed to remove Black people from the rolls. But in a race neutral way, so that they could stay under the radar of the 15th amendment, and get judicial approval for disenfranchising large swaths of Black people. But do so legally.”

    Hayes:
    “…this excuse to me, is one of the most toxic legacies we have in that period, and also something that it’s very hard to not see in a lot of places you look these days.”
    Anderson:
    “Absolutely. Because to justify these new regulations, these new laws, these new constitutions, was to say,
    ‘we’re going after election integrity, we’re cleaning up corruption at the ballot box’. So it was to use the excuse of massive rampant voter fraud in order to remove Black people from the rolls. And to do so in a way that seemed legitimate: Who could be against anybody wanting election integrity! Who could be against anybody wanting to end corruption at the ballot box!

    And so to swaddle the killing of American democracy in the flag of democracy,
    is what they did in 1890. And it’s what we’re seeing.”

    Hayes:
    “That point, the killing of American democracy…as someone who spends a lot of time reading about Reconstruction…when you look at the South Carolina of Lower House, the legislature being majority Black, that hasn’t been achieved anywhere in this country since. And it was the target of white supremacy in its aftermath…that’s the history I feel like Americans don’t get taught.”
    Anderson:
    “Oh absolutely. Instead what they get taught is that horrible film ‘Birth of a Nation’ that defines the South as being absolutely wild and unruly during Reconstruction. And that it took the Klan to come in and bring order…(the big lie that) it took violent white supremacists, violent white domestic terrorists, in order to bring Black folks under control in order that the South should be a peaceful bucolic land! And that becomes the narrative of “negro domination, negro rule’. And it is insidious, and it is inaccurate.”

    • June 10, 2021 at 2:27 pm

      Hayes:
      “It’s also everywhere…and when you see these fights happening in state after state, what goes through your mind is both an educator and a scholar this history?”

      Anderson:
      “Is that what we’re seeing is a battle to control the narrative in a way that allows bad policy to be based on bad history. So it is to ignore the role of slavery and Jim Crow in American history. It is to ignore what the removal, the genocidal removal, of indigenous people has meant to American history.

      When you remove that history, and then you have these cardboard cutouts of the Founding Fathers
      that don’t treat them like human beings who are making decisions. Good decisions and bad decisions. But instead are simply ‘heroic’. Then what you have is that you’re not able to explain how we got here, what we’re dealing with.

      And it’s what allows a Mitch McConnell to say, ‘We don’t need a Voting Rights Act because we can’t discriminate on the basis of race’. That is to ignore that it is on the basis of race, that you get race neutral language targeted at African Americans using the vestiges of slavery. Using poverty, using wealthlessness. With the literacy test that was using the systematic denial of Education.

      What we ended up with in 1940 as the U.S. is getting ready to start the second world war,
      is that only 3% of African Americans, age-eligible African Americans, were registered to vote in the United States. Three per cent. Using these race-neutral laws.”

  58. 95 pkayden
    June 10, 2021 at 2:40 pm

  59. June 10, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Rolling Stone: “Keystone Pipeline Is Finally Dead. Good Riddance”
    “Never doubt that a [large] group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. One of them just did”

    “In a victory for Native American communities,
    climate activists, environmentalists, farmers, ranchers, and all human beings who want a livable planet, the Keystone XL pipeline is officially dead. According to reporting from the Wall Street Journal, the Canadian firm TC Energy Corp and the provincial government of Alberta have officially abandoned the plan for the pipeline
    that would have moved dirty crude
    from Canada’s tar sands
    across the Great Plains states
    en route to refineries
    and export terminals on the U.S. Gulf coast.”
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/keystonexl-pipeline-dead-biden-obama-trump-1181397/)
    ——————
    Bravi, bravi, bravi to Pluto and back to all!!!

  60. 97 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    Evil. Just straight up evil.

  61. June 10, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Big Oil ‘Never Lost A Fight Like This’:
    McKibben On Death Of Keystone XL Pipeline

    “Bill McKibben, climate activist and founder of 350.org, talks with Rachel Maddow
    about the diverse coalition of activists who protested against the Keystone XL pipeline for years leading up to the developer, TC Energy, cancelling the project, and the ongoing resistance to other pipeline projects like
    the Line 3 pipeline.”

    • June 10, 2021 at 3:20 pm

      “Farmers and ranchers, but also climate scientists, Jimmy Hansen very early on, our greatest climate scientist, said “If we pump the tar sands dry, then it’s game over for climate.”

      And the Keep It In The Ground message emerged.
      This fight for environmental justice took a huge diverse coalition persisting 10+ years including indigenous groups, farmers, ranchers, climate activists…who understood that we have to leave fossil fuels in the ground. Knowing that Big Oil had never lost they fearlessly took them on.
      In 2013 “Exxon was still the biggest company on Planet Earth.”

      Bill McKibben:
      “And what it really does is show that now there is possibility of beating these other things – just like
      that Line 3 fight that you were describing a minute ago.”

    • June 10, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      McKibben:
      “If Obama`s climate test was Keystone, Biden`s is probably going to be Line 3.
      And here’s the thing, Obama said that we wouldn’t have the Keystone pipeline because
      it couldn’t pass the Climate Test. Line 3 is exactly the same size, about 800,000 barrels a day. And it carries exactly the same stuff, tar sands crude. So if Keystone couldn’t pass the climate test, there is no way six years late. After we’ve had the hottest temperature ever recorded, the biggest forest fires ever recorded, the biggest hurricanes ever reported. After we’ve had the Paris Climate Accords.
      There is no way that anybody with a straight face can say Line Three is somehow passes a climate test that Keystone couldn’t”

  62. 101 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Yay America!

  63. 103 Dudette
    June 10, 2021 at 2:53 pm

  64. June 10, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Just dropping this, back soon. Love y’all & special love to NW:

  65. 107 Hillary Darton
    June 10, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Happy Birthday Sasha Obama.

  66. June 10, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    The World Loves America Again As US Favorability Soars Under Biden
    “A new survey of a dozen economically advanced countries found that trust in the US has grown by 57% and favorability by nearly 30% under Biden.”
    (Easley: https://www.politicususa.com/2021/06/10/biden-us-favorability-poll.html)

  67. June 10, 2021 at 4:37 pm

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