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Class Of 2021!


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  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    June 13, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Oh, alright..

    Morning to all, Nerdy, I’m relieved to see you again… big hugs! 🕊🕯💞🕯🕊

  2. 2 Dudette
    June 13, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Good Sunday Afternoon TOD!
    Waving at The Fabulous Nerdy Wonka! Hey Honey! Thank youuu! 🎵🙋🏾‍♀️👋🏾😘

  3. June 13, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for making it possible NW…

  4. June 13, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Attorney General Merrick Garland
    Voting Rights Policy Speech
    (excerpt)

    “In 1965 in the wake of Bloody Sunday and based on a record developed in large part by the Civil Rights Divisions litigation, Congress enacted what President Johnson called “one of the most monumental laws in the entire history of American freedom”, the Voting Rights Act. The act was reauthorized and signed by President Nixon in 1970, by President Ford in 1975, by President Reagan in 1982, and by President Bush in 2006. Under the preclearance requirement of that law, DOJ objected to the more than 1,000 discriminatory voting changes between 1965 and 2006.

    But in recent years, the protections of federal voting rights law have been drastically weakened.
    In 2013, the Shelby County decision effectively eliminated the pre clearance protections of the Voting Rights Act, which had been the department’s most effective tool to protect voting rights over the past half century. Since that opinion, there has been a dramatic rise in legislative efforts that will make it harder for millions of citizens to cast a vote that counts. So far this year, at least 14 states have passed new laws that make it harder to vote. And some jurisdictions, based on disinformation, have utilized abnormal post-election audit methodologies that may put the integrity of the voting process at risk and undermine public confidence in our democracy.

    The Civil Rights Division has already sent a letter expressing its concern that one of those audits may violate provisions of the Civil Rights Act that require election officials to safeguard federal election records. The very same provisions that form the original basis for the Department’s 1960 investigation in the Linde case. The division also expressed concern that the audit may violate a provision of the Voting Rights Act that bars intimidation of voters.

    As part of its mission to protect the right to vote,
    the Justice Department will of course do everything in its power to prevent election fraud, and if found, to vigorously prosecute it. But many of the justifications proffered in support of these post-election audits and restrictions on voting have relied on assertions of material vote fraud in the 2020 election, that have been refuted by law enforcement and intelligence agencies of both this administration and the previous one. As well as by every court, federal and state, that has considered them. Moreover many of the changes are not even calibrated to address the kinds of voter fraud that are alleged as our justification.

    To meet the challenge of the current moment,
    we must rededicate the resources of the Department of Justice to a critical part of its original mission,
    enforcing federal law to protect the franchise for all voters. In 1961, Attorney General Robert Kennedy called into his office the newly appointed Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Burke Marshall, and Marshall’s now first assistant, John Doar. At that time, before the 1965 act with its preclearance provision was enacted, the only way to guarantee the right of Black Americans to vote was to bring individual actions in each county and parish that discriminated against them. Kennedy told his assistants that was what he wanted to do. “Well General, Burke Marshall replied, “If you want that, we’ve got to have a lot more lawyers.”

    Well, today we are again without a preclearance provision.
    So again, the Civil Rights Division is going to need more lawyers. Accordingly, today I am announcing that within the next 30 days, we will double the Divisions enforcement staff for protecting the right to vote. We will use all existing provisions of the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act, the Help America Vote Act and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, to ensure that we protect every qualified American seeking to participate in our democracy. We are scrutinizing new laws that seek to curb voter access and where we see violations, we will not hesitate to act. We are also scrutinizing current laws and practices, in order to determine whether they discriminate against Black voters and other voters of color.

    Particularly concerning in this regard are several studies showing that in some jurisdictions, nonwhite voters must wait in line substantially longer than white voters to cast their ballots. We will apply the same scrutiny to post-election audits to ensure they abide by federal statutory requirements to protect election records and avoid the intimidation of voters. In that regard, we will publish guidance explaining the civil and criminal statutes that apply to post-election audits. And we will likewise publish guidance with respect to early voting and voting by mail.

    And because the upcoming redistricting cycle will likely be the first since 1960 to proceed without the key preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act, we will publish new guidance to make clear the voting protections that apply to all jurisdictions as they redraw their legislative maps. Under the supervision of the Deputy and Associate Attorneys General, the Department will implement its responsibility under Presidential Executive Order 14019 promoting access to voting. Those include ensuring access to voter registration for eligible individuals in federal custody. They also include assisting other federal agencies and expanding voter registration opportunities as permitted by law.

    We will also work with Congress to provide all necessary support as it considers federal legislation to protect voting rights. Although we will not wait for that legislation to act, we must be clear-eyed. The Shelby County decision eliminated critical tools for protecting voting rights. And as the President has said, we need Congress to pass as one the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which would provide the Department with the tools it needs. We will also partner with other federal agencies to combat election disinformation that intentionally tries to suppress the vote.

    Finally, we have not been blind to the dramatic increase in menacing and violent threats against all manner of state and local election workers, ranging from the highest administrators to volunteer poll workers. Such threats undermine our electoral process and violate a myriad of federal laws. The criminal section of the Civil Rights Division, together with departments, National Security and Criminal Divisions, the 93 United States attorneys and the FBI will investigate and promptly prosecute any violations of federal law.

    Nearly two and a half centuries into our experiment of government of the people by the people for the people,
    we have learned much about what supports a healthy democracy. We know that expanding the ability of all eligible citizens to vote is the central pillar. That means ensuring that all eligible voters can cast a vote, that all lawful votes are counted, and that every voter has access to accurate information. The Department of Justice will never stop working to protect the democracy to which all Americans are entitled.

    In an editorial published after his death, the great John Lewis recalled an important lesson taught by
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “He said each of us has a moral obligation to stand up, speak up and speak out.
    When you see something that is not right, you must say something, you must do something. Democracy is not a state, it is an act, and each generation must do its part.”

    Thanks to all of your work, the Department of Justice will always stand up to ensure the survival of the central pillar of our democracy. Thank you.”

    Read and hear full speech:
    (https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/merrick-garland-voting-rights-policy-speech-transcript-june-11)
    (minor changes to transcript)

  5. June 13, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Thank you AG Merrick Garland for your clarity and protection.

  6. 7 amk for obama
    June 13, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    For all the self congratulatory chest thumping about privacy, apple has folded like a cheap suit with a minimal push from the tt regime. Pathetic.

  7. 8 amk for obama
    June 13, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    For all the self congratulatory chest thumping about privacy, apple has folded like a cheap suit with a minimal push from the tt regime. Pathetic.

    • 9 0388jojothecat
      June 14, 2021 at 1:40 pm

      When Obama was President Apple refused to allow FBI to get into the iPhone or get records of a terrorist. They had to get the code from Israel.

      • 10 amk for obama
        June 14, 2021 at 8:09 pm

        Pathetic corrupt cowards. They have always bowed to authoritarians. China is another example where the big tech kowtows.

  8. 11 Dudette
    June 13, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    The Bidens meet Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle

  9. 13 jer44
    June 13, 2021 at 3:09 pm

  10. 14 jer44
    June 13, 2021 at 3:17 pm

  11. 17 jer44
    June 13, 2021 at 3:25 pm

  12. 18 Dudette
    June 13, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Can’t wait!

  13. 21 ggail44
    June 13, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    💖🦋

  14. June 13, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    Queen Elizabeth is very spry for a 95 year old who has had so much on her shoulders for decades. Glad our POTUS and FLOTUS got to have tea and repair some of the damage from their predecessors.

  15. 23 ggail44
    June 13, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    FYI

  16. 25 ggail44
    June 13, 2021 at 5:52 pm

  17. June 13, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    “And what are your plans for —”

    THE PRESIDENT: A hundred and twenty days. Give me a break. Need time.

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/06/13/remarks-by-president-biden-in-press-conference-2/)

  18. June 13, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I wonder if most Americans understand the GRAVITY of the time we are in…the Republicans are the party of insurrection…of undemocratic practices….a party that no longer believes in democracy….that is on a mission to regain Federal power…and the Republican legislators at the state level are passing legislation designed to suppress democracy by depressing access to the vote…depressing voter turn out and finally if they are not the winners …they will overturn the election

    This is the “Fierce Urgency of Now”

  19. 32 amk for obama
    June 13, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Garland is a clay horse. Not. Gonna. Happen.

    • June 14, 2021 at 6:25 am

      Unless the DOJ can bring strong evidence tghat will garner a conviction…they will not…that is why it is important that the FBI show conspiracy….and a direct connection to Trump and show that he led the insurrection…just as they must show strong evidence that certain members of Congress aided and abetted the assault on the US Capitol…the FBI must have provable evidence that will garner a conviction…

      Michael Cohen aka the fixer…said the Trump is like a Mob Boss…he did not have to say the exact words but you KNOW what he wanted and you did it…

      just as law enforcement did on Jan 6…they knew that Trump wanted them to stand down and they did…Trump wanted to insurrection to succeed…and it almost did

  20. June 13, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    OUTSTANDING

  21. 35 amk for obama
    June 13, 2021 at 10:54 pm

  22. 36 amk for obama
    June 13, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    If only the fucking blue turns up in every fucking election.

    • 37 carla4obama
      June 13, 2021 at 11:48 pm

      “If only the fucking blue turns up in every fucking election.” Yup that is us! One and done …then complain how we don’t get anything done. Thinking back to 2010 midterms….

  23. 38 amk for obama
    June 13, 2021 at 11:11 pm

  24. 39 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 1:32 am

  25. June 14, 2021 at 1:37 am

    FACT SHEET:
    G7 to Announce Joint Actions to End Public Support for Overseas Unabated Coal Generation by End of 2021

    “The United States is rallying the world’s democracies to deliver for our people, meet the world’s biggest challenges, and demonstrate our shared values

    Today, President Biden and fellow G7 Leaders agreed to a set of concrete actions to accelerate the global transition away from coal generation as part of our efforts to combat the climate crisis.”

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/06/12/fact-sheet-g7-to-announce-joint-actions-to-end-public-support-for-overseas-unabated-coal-generation-by-end-of-2021/)
    = BFD

  26. 41 amk for obama
    June 14, 2021 at 7:29 am

  27. 44 amk for obama
    June 14, 2021 at 9:37 am

    The coup is happening in an open brazen manner.

  28. 51 whenpamelawandered
    June 14, 2021 at 9:49 am

    On a brighter note, and we all need a brighter note: subscribe, share, first film independently! Mama so proud!

    🕊💞💙💞🕊

  29. 54 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Vote in EVERY damn election!

  30. 56 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Love this!

  31. 57 amk for obama
    June 14, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Where is the much tom-tomed ‘indictment’ of the traitorous thug from nyag?

  32. 60 ggail44
    June 14, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family🙋🏾‍♀️💖💃🏾😎

  33. 61 amk for obama
    June 14, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Canada’s attorney general has approved terror charges against a man accused of killing four members of a Muslim family with his vehicle in London, Ontario.

    London police have said that Nathaniel Veltman, 20, intentionally targeted the family because of their faith, running them over in a “premeditated” attack.

    Mr Veltman also faces four first-degree murder charges and one attempted murder charge.

    Three generations of the Afzaal family were killed, leaving just one survivor.

    /

    Commenting on the additional terrorism charge on Monday, Canada’s deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland said it was “important” to name the attack “as an act of terror”.

    /

    All of Canada’s major party leaders have also joined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in decrying the violence as an act of terror, in a show of rare political unity.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57474745

    and the white terrorists on the other side of the border are still walking free.

  34. 62 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 12:28 pm

  35. 64 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Happy Obama Appreciation Day!
    Instead of observing the birth of that traitorous orange turd, we can celebrate President Obama! I love it! 😃

  36. 65 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    To ♾ and beyond! ❤️

  37. 66 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Forever ❤️

  38. 68 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    💙 Happy Obama Day! 💙

  39. 71 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 12:52 pm

  40. 72 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    • June 14, 2021 at 5:15 pm

      This is just what i have been wanting to know….where are the states that are strengthening the access to the ballot…strengthening our democracy

  41. 74 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 12:53 pm

  42. 75 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 12:54 pm

  43. 76 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 12:54 pm

  44. June 14, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    NASA
    June 14, Monday
    2 p.m.

    Media briefing on upcoming ISS Expedition Spacewalks.

    Tune in:
    https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

  45. 78 jer44
    June 14, 2021 at 1:02 pm

  46. 79 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    The comments under this! 😆

  47. 81 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 1:49 pm

  48. 82 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 1:49 pm

  49. 83 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 1:50 pm

  50. 84 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 1:53 pm

  51. 85 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    😎

  52. 86 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Hair well done!

  53. 87 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 2:14 pm

  54. 88 Dudette
    June 14, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    GOP is a bunch of sick, sorry-ass bastards.

  55. June 14, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    President Biden NATO News Conference
    President Biden holds a news conference in Brussels during the NATO Summit.

    (https://www.c-span.org/video/?512419-1/president-biden-holds-nato-news-conference&live)

  56. June 14, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Fire – Maazel
    This mind has it on replay today.

    MAY WE reboot NATO and Democracies around the world, may we halt and reverse
    climate change for our children. With deep gratitude to all working to lift up our planet and make her more equal, peaceful, and just.

  57. June 14, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    NATO to tackle climate change for first time,
    summit communique to say

    “The alliance is aiming to increase its awareness, adaptation, mitigation, and outreach efforts regarding climate change, NATO will say according to a copy of its final summit statement seen by Reuters.

    To adapt to climate change, NATO will also incorporate climate change considerations into its full spectrum of work, ranging from defence planning and capability development to civil preparedness and exercises, according to the communique.”
    (Reuters)

  58. 96 Nerdy Wonka
    June 14, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    New post.

    We The People


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