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  1. 1 Dudette
    June 22, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Good Evening Everyone!
    Thank you Queen Nerdy! 😘

  2. June 22, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    #DeadlineForDemocracy looming, and I want Arizonans and West Virginians to turn out in force during the recess to convince Sinema and Manchin the filibuster is a racist tool being used to keep Black, Brown, and young people from voting easily. Their editorials were fantasies of bipartisanship and apparently ignorant of the 400 bills introduced in GOP run legislatures to suppress the vote. Joe and Kamala were on a roll when the Democrats were passing big bills by MAJORITY RULE as the Founders intended.

  3. 3 Dudette
    June 22, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    End the filibuster

  4. 4 amk for obama
    June 22, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Never trust never trumpers. They are still thugs in moderates transparent clothing.

  5. 5 jer44
    June 22, 2021 at 6:29 pm

  6. 6 amk for obama
    June 22, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    What a fucked up system of law making.

  7. 7 amk for obama
    June 22, 2021 at 6:33 pm

  8. 8 amk for obama
    June 22, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Looks like?

  9. 9 amk for obama
    June 22, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Useless schumer can’t even frame it right.

  10. 10 amk for obama
    June 22, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Yahoo morons.

  11. 11 Dudette
    June 22, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    This is cool! We got us a good President!

  12. 12 Dudette
    June 22, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Bless Beto! Protect him at all costs.

  13. 13 Dudette
    June 22, 2021 at 10:15 pm

  14. 14 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 12:35 am

    I’m over here snort laughing! 😆😂🤣
    https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU77bXN/

  15. 15 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 1:12 am

  16. 16 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 2:18 am

    wimmin/smh.

  17. 17 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 2:21 am

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57561760

    what is biden admin doing? it’s been six months.

  18. 18 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Yup. Thugs are doing blatant rigging on fucking live teevee and the dems are sitting with their thumbs in their asses.

  19. 19 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 9:09 am

    didn’t the media minions like him frame the thugs blatant rigging as merely ‘controversial changes’? Fuck him.

  20. 20 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 9:10 am

    I don’t have much hope for 2022 or 2024.

  21. 21 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 9:11 am

  22. 22 jer44
    June 23, 2021 at 9:42 am

  23. 23 jer44
    June 23, 2021 at 9:49 am

  24. June 23, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Actual republican votes defy Manchin’s optimism on bipartisanship.

    Rachel Maddow:
    “It wasn’t just that Manchin said he didn’t want to vote for a voting rights bill unless it had republican support.
    He said that. But he also expressed this relentless and sort of inexplicable optimism that some republicans WOULD support voting rights in the end.

    When he wrote his Op-ed in his hometown paper recently expressing his opposition to any voting rights bill that didn’t have republican support, that was sort of an implicit criticism of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate. For writing a voting rights bill that no republican senator could support.

    Senator Manchin then put his theory to the test though.
    He wrote his own version of a voting rights bill, actually showing his own ideas, his concept of the kind of bill he felt republicans rightfully should support, and should be expected to support on voting rights.
    Senator Manchin drew up his own proposal,
    what he thought should get republican votes.

    The republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, responded by calling Manchin’s proposed bill “Rotten”.
    And then today republican senators – all 50 republican senators – voted to not even consider what Joe Manchin put forward.

    So does this change Senator Manchin’s mind about any of this?
    Does it shift his idea that no voting rights bill should pass if it doesn’t have republican votes?”

  25. 25 jer44
    June 23, 2021 at 10:03 am

  26. 26 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Yet another case of no consequences. Corruption from top to bottom has been normalized.

  27. 29 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Sad news. RIP Natoma Canfield 😔🙏🏾🕊

  28. 31 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 10:13 am

  29. June 23, 2021 at 10:19 am

    GOPQ Ninja knocked on thousands of doors in Arizona…after the D.O.J. warned them not to.

    “Documents appear to show DOJ warning on voter intimidation tactic not heeded by AZ GOP”
    “Rachel Maddow shows how documents obtained by the watchdog group American Oversight appear to show Arizona Republicans associated with a door-knocking campaign that the DOJ warned in a letter could constitute voter intimidation.”

    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/documents-appear-to-show-doj-warning-on-voter-intimidation-tactic-not-heeded-by-az-gop-115304005543)

  30. 34 ggail44
    June 23, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Good West Coast morning sister Nerdy & TOD family (including AMK) 😎🙋🏾‍♀️💃🏾

  31. June 23, 2021 at 11:15 am

    “Report:
    NASA investigating UFO sightings, agency chief says”
    (https://www.space.com/nasa-investigating-ufos-bill-nelson)

    • June 23, 2021 at 11:18 am

      Imo, oh aliens…
      maybe sensing a moment, maybe because this is a pivotal time/era for the future of the planet.
      (turn up music)?

      Thinking…that if dinosaurs hadn’t gone extinct due to a natural event, we wouldn’t even be here.
      Fact: Dinosaurs were successfully here for 160,000,000 years.
      Fact: Homo sapiens have been here 200,000 years.

      If GOPQ and the little russian get their way and democracy ends, they will not end fossil fuels.
      And our stay shall be brief.

    • June 23, 2021 at 3:26 pm

      Dinosaurs lived for 160 million years.
      –(went extinct 65 million yrs ago)

      Homo sapiens have lived for twenty thousand years.
      –(but how much longer?)

      P.S. Ask Gianforte about his pet dinosaur museum.

      • June 23, 2021 at 3:59 pm

        Creationist museum in Glendale MT promotes the belief that dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time. Includes their claim that dinosaurs were on ‘Noah’s ark’.
        —must…remember…Gianforte…and friends…plan…on….running…this country.

  32. June 23, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Will we allow these dogs of war to create the next cycle?

  33. 40 ggail44
    June 23, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    For real folks

  34. June 23, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    “Modern GOP Eschews Policy, Prioritizes Preserving Power”
    Steve Benen,
    author of “The Impostors: How Republicans Quit Governing and Seized American Politics”
    talks with Rachel Maddow “about how Democrats and Republicans speak passed each other as Democrats
    try to govern through policy and Republicans focus their energy on ideological interests and growing and preserving their political power.”

    • June 23, 2021 at 12:16 pm

      Benen (excerpt):
      “What Democrats did was approach this as a policy matter.
      They saw a problem in need of a solution. They relied on data. They relied on evidence.
      They turned to experts. And they put together a credible governing solution the way a governing party should.

      What did we see from republicans? We saw the opposite. We saw them discard the data.
      We saw them discard the evidence. We saw them focusing on their political goals, their ideological goals.

      And that’s very much in keeping with this post-policy thesis.
      A governing party would approach this debate entirely differently. And so that asymmetry where Democrats are approaching it one way and republicans are approaching it in a post-policy way, that asymmetry is the defining problem in my mind of American politics today.”

    • June 23, 2021 at 12:19 pm

      Maddow:
      “We still don’t have a playbook for what to do when one of two major parties in the country gives up on the idea of governing and decides to work, as you say, essentially just on holding power…”
      Benen:
      “I think that some Democratic senators make the same mistake that some voters make.
      Which is that for years we could make the assumption that there were two responsible and mature governing parties. Folks make that decision all the time, assuming that both Democrats and Republicans despite their differences, have the technocratic wherewithal to solve problems.
      And the point I’m trying to emphasize in the book,
      is that that assumption is badly in need of re-examination.
      Because to assume that republicans are a governing party, is to overlook this RADICAL transformation that we’ve seen in the party over the course of the last 12 years.
      And so when I see some Democratic senators, people like West Virginia’s Joe Manchin,
      they’re sticking to this old fashioned assumption that Republicans are the same as they were.
      They’re not. They’ve made this transition to being a post-policy party.
      And by that I mean they’ve abandoned the pretense that policy making matters altogether.”

  35. 47 ggail44
    June 23, 2021 at 12:19 pm

  36. June 23, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Sherrilyn Ifill,
    President and Director Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, to Chris Hayes:

    “Yes I would even go a step further than I heard Representative Clyburn go and I heard you reference, Chris.
    Both the 14th and the 15th Amendments to the Constitution being passed, not on a bipartisan basis at all – with the votes of only one party.

    But I want to just draw attention to the structure of the 14th and 15th Amendments,
    both of which include enforcement clauses that give Congress the power to enforce the provisions of the Amendments. Why did they do that, Chris? They did it because they knew, the Framers of the 14th and 15th amendments knew very well, that white supremacists at the state level would continue to try to subvert the full citizenship of Black people.

    And so they gave Congress the power to enforce the 14th Amendment, which ensured that Black people were citizens and entitled to equal protection of the laws. And the 15th Amendment which prohibits denial of the right to vote based on race. So this is Congress’ power. And it’s from that power that of course, Congress has the power to pass something like the Voting Rights Act.

    In other words, it was understood that we would need the federal authority to step in, to enforce the rights that the Framers of the 14th and 15th amendments articulated to ensure that Black people newly freed and free, who had been stripped of citizenship by Dred Scott would be full citizens. So the idea that the federal government is somehow stepping in, in some inappropriate way. That old saw from Jim Crow, that old saw from massive resistance after Brown. That is exactly what the Framers of the 14th and 15th Amendments contemplated. That Congress would step in to protect Black people as citizens, from what they knew would be the actions of white supremacists in the states.”

    Hayes: “In fact, when white supremacist terrorists under the Klan were terrorizing Black voters, the Act passed to basically bring them to heel is called the Enforcement Act…
    Ifill: “Also known as the Ku Klux Klan Act. Yes.”
    Hayes: “And drawing on precisely that Constitutional power.”

    • June 23, 2021 at 1:04 pm

      Hayes: “I think Congressman Clyburn is not a radical in any way. He’s a pretty institutionalist kind of guy…reformer I’d say…”

      Ifill: “Look I’ve been in these conversations and I have been very clear.
      And that’s why people should not panic about today. This is the first step. And I have said there is no excuse not to come to the table and hammer something out. It’s called legislation. Nobody gets everything that they want, but there are some things that have to happen given what is happening in the states.

      We know that we need pre-clearance provisions. We know we need the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. But we also know that we need protections for early voting, for absentee voting. We need a law that keeps jurisdictions from allowing you to stand on line for 9 hours, and then not be able to get water while on that line. We need access to absentee voting and automatic registration.

      What are the elements that we think are necessary? Let’s package those elements together.
      Let’s make it happen. Let’s let them pass. Let’s not forget Chris, that it was the abdication of Congress for a hundred years after the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments. The refusal to use that enforcement power to protect Black votes, that left Black people in a position something akin to slavery throughout Jim Crow for 100 years until the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

      That was Congress’ failure to use their power.
      They MUST use this power now and the Supreme Court has said the right to vote is preservative of all rights and fundamental. They said that in 1880. It is more fundamental, more powerful, than any Senate rule including the filibuster. And both Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema have to do their duty as members of the United States Congress, and use that power that the Framers of the 14th and 15th Amendment set forth for them to use to protect fellow citizens who are being overrun by white supremacists, voter suppression laws.”

    • June 23, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      Ifill:
      “This is a serious moment in our democracy.
      And if we want to have a democracy going forward, we need to see some courage and we need to see some clarity. And we need to get away from all of these false historical arguments about the filibuster.
      And get real about the moment that we’re in this country.”

  37. June 23, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    15th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
    Section 1. 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.
    Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

  38. 53 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Facts

  39. 56 jer44
    June 23, 2021 at 2:34 pm

  40. 57 pkayden
    June 23, 2021 at 2:40 pm

  41. 58 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Wow! 😳

    • 59 Dudette
      June 23, 2021 at 5:39 pm

  42. 60 pkayden
    June 23, 2021 at 4:53 pm

  43. 61 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Someone’s been cutting onions in here. 🥲😍

  44. 63 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Clink goes the handcuffs

  45. 64 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Bravo General Milley!👏🏾

  46. 70 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 6:07 pm

  47. 71 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 6:08 pm

  48. 76 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Title IX is 49!

  49. 77 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    MVP is going to the border. The haters won’t be satisfied.

    • 78 Dudette
      June 23, 2021 at 6:20 pm

      See what I mean?

  50. 79 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Turn the sound on for this! 😁

  51. 80 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    The More You Know… 💦💧🚿🛁🚰🧊🥤

  52. 81 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Where the fuck is that much touted ‘indictments’? A pedophile pos.

    • 82 amk for obama
      June 23, 2021 at 7:21 pm

      Exactly. How is this farce allowed to happen on fucking live teevee?

  53. 83 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 7:32 pm

  54. June 23, 2021 at 7:36 pm

  55. 85 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 7:45 pm

  56. 86 ggail44
    June 23, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Listen closely to what she is saying

  57. 87 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    It’s all about fucking momentum and driving the narratives.

  58. 88 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Finally some judge telling it like it is.

  59. 89 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 10:39 pm

  60. 92 amk for obama
    June 23, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Dog: booyah.

  61. 93 ggail44
    June 23, 2021 at 11:28 pm

  62. 94 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Jaime bringing the fire! 😆

  63. 96 Dudette
    June 23, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    🐶😍🐶

  64. 97 Dudette
    June 24, 2021 at 1:08 am

    This guy is talented!

  65. 99 amk for obama
    June 24, 2021 at 3:47 am

    Real role model.

  66. June 24, 2021 at 6:49 am

    from MLK speech… I have a dream!

  67. 101 ggail44
    June 24, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family. So sad to see the apartment building collapsed in Miami and the bridge collapsed in DC.
    Infrastructure…

  68. 102 Dudette
    June 24, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Condo building collapse in Miami 💔😔

  69. 103 Dudette
    June 24, 2021 at 11:13 am

  70. 104 Dudette
    June 24, 2021 at 11:15 am

    A good analogy from Star Trek for the current situation in Senate

  71. 105 Dudette
    June 24, 2021 at 11:16 am

    🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔

  72. 106 Dudette
    June 24, 2021 at 11:17 am

  73. 108 Dudette
    June 24, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Michigan GOP: no 2020 election fraud. We been knew.

  74. 109 Dudette
    June 24, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Look at Our Interior Secretary! ❤️

    • 110 Dudette
      June 24, 2021 at 11:51 am

      These photos are stunning!

  75. 112 amk for obama
    June 24, 2021 at 11:28 am

  76. 113 amk for obama
    June 24, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Now let’s see if the lying pos thugs ‘back the blue’.

  77. 114 marleysperson
    June 24, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Morning!!

  78. 117 amk for obama
    June 24, 2021 at 11:44 am

  79. June 24, 2021 at 11:55 am

    WE FOUND THE ACCUSED COMPLETELY INNOCENT AND YET….

    “Republicans roundly debunk Michigan election fraud claims;
    push to restrict voting anyway”

    “Rachel Maddow shares details of a report from the Republican-led Michigan State Senate Oversight Committee that thoroughly debunks all of the election fraud fantasies promoted by Donald Trump and his supporters, and reports on an effort by those same Republicans to nevertheless restrict voting rights in Michigan because of concerns about the very things the report debunks.”

    Video: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/republicans-roundly-debunk-michigan-election-fraud-claims-push-to-restrict-voting-anyway-115372613586)

  80. 119 Dudette
    June 24, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Rudy Giuliani’s NY law license has been suspended.

  81. 120 marleysperson
    June 24, 2021 at 12:16 pm

  82. June 24, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Florida’s fascist son does a test run…

    DeSantis Vows To Defund Colleges For Being Too Liberal
    “An intellectually impotent ideology and party—when it cannot win, it will cheat.”
    (Tressie McMillan Cottom)
    (https://www.mblip.com/desantis-vows-to-defund-colleges-for-being-too-liberal/)

    –Um students are there to learn critical thinking not repetition, colleges are by nature liberal. So is his Q plan to end them all?

  83. 123 amk for obama
    June 24, 2021 at 12:26 pm

  84. June 24, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    “Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow
    about how the bipartisan compromise infrastructure deal fits into a much larger infrastructure package that
    Senate Democrats intend to pass.”
    Video:
    (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/what-the-heck-is-going-on-with-infrastructure-legislation-sen-elizabeth-warren-explains-115372613730)

    • June 24, 2021 at 12:35 pm

      (excerpts)
      Senator Warren:
      “Okay. The lay of the land is that there will be one infrastructure deal.
      And it will be a big infrastructure deal. We call it an infrastructure deal, but it’s really about the kind of country we want to be going forward. It’s about making repairs from the past, but it’s about making opportunity for everyone.
      Right now, there’s a group that’s called this bipartisan group,
      and they’re negotiating a part of it. A part of it around roads and bridges, around some important pieces like broadband.
      But there’s a whole lot more that we’s going to do.
      If we want people to be able to go to work, if we want people to be able to have opportunities, then we need to make sure that child care, universal child care is available, is affordable, is high quality for everyone. We need to make sure that we’re building a green energy system and a green transportation system.
      And a part of this is how we’re going to pay for it.
      And that means making sure that billionaires and giant corporations are paying a fair share and that we’re enforcing the tax laws.
      So this is the plan for this administration, for this Congress, about how we move this economy,
      how we move this country forward. And I think the pieces are starting to coalesce.”

    • June 24, 2021 at 12:36 pm

      Senator Warren:
      “That’s exactly the right way to think of it,
      is that the smaller piece gets embedded in a larger piece.
      Now they may be voted separately. But it is one infrastructure deal. I can’t vote for some small subset that the infrastructure train leaves the station and child care gets left on the platform, green energy gets left on the platform, billionaires don’t have to pay gets left on the platform. It’s that all of the pieces have to move because ultimately, it’s one deal.”

    • June 24, 2021 at 12:38 pm

      Senator Warren:
      “Look the threat to our democracy, on voting, is enormous. This one is existential.
      We have to fight back against Republicans cutting out people from being able to vote, and cutting out the effectiveness of their vote.
      Remember we keep talking about this, the voting package. It’s not only about access to the polls.
      It’s about things like banning gerrymandering and getting that under control. It’s about exposing Dark Money and trying to squeeze it out of elections. It’s about anti-corruption and conflicts of interest.
      So there’s a lot there that’s about protecting our democracy.
      Always remember first the good part.
      And that is we had H.R.1 that passed the House. By the time it got to the Senate, the Republicans had figured out MORE ways to suppress the vote and to keep democracy from functioning.
      So we had more work to do in the Senate to be able to add to the original bill.
      And we’ve had to have some negotiations. But keep in mind, we now have every single Democrat on board with a voting rights bill, an anti-corruption bill. And that’s powerfully important.”

  85. 129 amk for obama
    June 24, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Dory?

  86. 131 amk for obama
    June 24, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Consequences for lying pos of thug. Fucking corrupt clown.

    • 132 No Child Left Behind
      June 24, 2021 at 1:02 pm

      It’s about time. Character should be part of the metrics for public figure, and this lawless lawyer, sociopath look alike, cannot uphold any law after upholding the Big Lie and helping fabricate many small ones in the American Crazy Period 2015-2020.

  87. 133 amk for obama
    June 24, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Guess packing the courts can go only thus far.

  88. June 24, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    “Background Checks Stopped A Record 300,000 Gun Sales Last Year”
    (nearly double number the previous year)
    “Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about new FBI records obtained by Everytown for Gun Safety
    that shows a record number of gun sales blocked by background checks last year, and how President Biden’s announcement of stricter enforcement of gun sale laws, including background checks, will help advance the cause of gun safety.”

  89. 138 Dudette
    June 25, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Alrighty! Love to see it!


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