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  1. 1 ggail44
    July 14, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Good West Coast afternoon Nerdy and TOD family 💃🏾💖

    • 2 Dudette
      July 14, 2021 at 3:34 pm

      Howdy-Do Partner! 🤠

    • July 14, 2021 at 3:47 pm

      Congrats, Gail! Joining you in relishing all the positive action the Obamas are taking. Their mentorship of young leaders around the world as well as here in the US will make a huge difference in our future. About to make my daily call to both my Senators pleading for the filibuster not to apply to the For The People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Frankly, I would vote to get rid of it entirely to get the Biden/Harris agenda passed without getting watered down.

  2. 5 ggail44
    July 14, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    I love the positive things PBO and FL Michelle post 🙋🏾‍♀️💝😘😎👏🏾👏🏾

  3. 6 ggail44
    July 14, 2021 at 3:37 pm


  4. 8 Dudette
    July 14, 2021 at 3:39 pm


  5. 9 Dudette
    July 14, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Feel-good story right here.

  6. 10 jer44
    July 14, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    SOON: President Biden discusses critical investments with bipartisan group of governors, mayors

  7. 11 marleysperson
    July 14, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Shitty Governor of the year award… POS

  8. 13 todjey
    July 14, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Good evening Todville. Thank you NW.

  9. 14 ggail44
    July 14, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    • 15 todjey
      July 14, 2021 at 6:46 pm

      It would be nice to live a life where one is not constantly battling for everything… but thank God for the 2 senators from GA.

  10. 16 todjey
    July 14, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    I gather cases are going back up in GQP states … not to mention deaths. Why are the Republicans anti-life?

    I also wonder if Republicans (leaders) are trying to cull their herd 🤔.
    If they are discouraging their supporters from getting vaccinated .. and if folks get sick and possibly die, what else to think?

    Then again, those of the ‘superior jeans’ may have a propensity to follow sheepishly ☺

  11. 17 ggail44
    July 14, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    YAY! Let Britney Live 🙋🏾‍♀️🥰

  12. 18 ggail44
    July 14, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    • 19 ggail44
      July 14, 2021 at 7:13 pm

      “Ask not what your Country can do for you, but what you can do for your Country”
      The FBI needs your help

  13. 20 jer44
    July 14, 2021 at 7:25 pm

  14. 22 pkayden
    July 14, 2021 at 7:41 pm

  15. 23 pkayden
    July 14, 2021 at 8:04 pm

  16. 24 pkayden
    July 14, 2021 at 8:12 pm

  17. 25 amk for obama
    July 14, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    lol. duel also works fine in this case given the sickfcuks in congress.

  18. 27 amk for obama
    July 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm

  19. 28 amk for obama
    July 14, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Biden as president should have taken series of serious actions from day one against the traitorous thug and his treasonous minions and driven them to prison/oblivion . Now the thug is back driving the narrative that Jan 6th did not happen at all and the thugs party is emboldened to vote against the insurrection inquiry.

    • 29 amk for obama
      July 14, 2021 at 10:09 pm

  20. 30 jer44
    July 14, 2021 at 10:03 pm

  21. 31 jer44
    July 14, 2021 at 10:17 pm

  22. 32 amk for obama
    July 14, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Dems are busy removing the statues of dead seditionists and traitors while ignoring the live ones.

  23. 33 pkayden
    July 14, 2021 at 10:37 pm

  24. 34 amk for obama
    July 14, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    • 35 amk for obama
      July 14, 2021 at 10:53 pm

      and thug cornyn stands with thug govnor denying the same in his own state. anything for power and facetime in teevee.

  25. 36 amk for obama
    July 14, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    everything is a war with this warmongering corrupt pos.

  26. 37 amk for obama
    July 14, 2021 at 11:14 pm

  27. 39 amk for obama
    July 14, 2021 at 11:39 pm

  28. 40 whenpamelawandered
    July 15, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Thank you NW, for keeping the strength, we all need to share it..

    Goodnight TOD, big hugs all around, keep us all the heart 🕊💞🕯💞🕊

  29. 42 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 12:54 am

    never thought I would agree with this punk.

    • 43 whenpamelawandered
      July 15, 2021 at 1:17 am

      They’re all trying to save their own arse

      • 44 amk for obama
        July 15, 2021 at 1:57 am

        They all had a buy-in. And many still do. The totus thug 7 feet under is the only safest bet to return to normal.

  30. 45 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 1:19 am

  31. 46 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 4:25 am

  32. 47 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Barn, bolt, door and all that.

    Even snails move faster, sheesh.

    • 48 amk for obama
      July 15, 2021 at 7:47 am

      And what are they doing about other fraudits in PA, MI, et al? Wait for another 6 months?

      Go on the offensive, ffs.

  33. 49 jer44
    July 15, 2021 at 8:40 am

  34. 50 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Goooood Morning Everyone!

  35. 51 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 9:02 am

    I wonder…

  36. 52 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 9:03 am

    What time is it?

  37. 53 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 9:05 am

  38. 54 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 9:06 am


  39. 55 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 9:06 am

  40. 56 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Wilkommen Angela Merkel!

  41. 61 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 9:14 am


  42. 63 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 9:15 am


  43. 64 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 9:19 am


  44. 65 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 10:07 am

    how just one thug could do this fraudit even? Don’t they have procedures and rules? Here in India, any recount has to be contested in court and they will order and monitor the recount, if they decide to do so, which is only in the rarest of rare cases.

  45. 66 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 10:54 am

  46. 67 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Listen up! Get vaccinated! Tell your friends and family.

  47. 68 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 11:05 am

    🤬Texas 🤬

  48. 69 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 11:08 am

  49. 73 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 11:50 am

    It was your party that demonised her for decades and you played a role in it, you mofo.

  50. 74 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 11:51 am

  51. 75 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Yup. Going after the idiot base minions is NOT a BFD.

  52. 76 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 12:05 pm

  53. 77 jer44
    July 15, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Soon – President Biden delivers remarks on first monthly Child Tax Credit payment

  54. July 15, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Thousands Of U.S. Afghan Allies Frantic For Way Out Ahead Of Deadly Taliban Advance
    “Matt Zeller, co-founder of No One Left Behind,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about the many unanswered questions Afghan allies are struggling to negotiate
    with dwindling time ahead of a deadly Taliban advance as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan.”

    —Time is very short: “4 months ago we had all of the assets in place to evacuate people in the areas you`re talking about.’ (Zeller)

    • July 15, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      Operation Allies Refuge
      has been launched at President Biden’s direction.

      Major Matt Zeller, U.S. army veteran and Co-founder of No One Left Behind,
      speaks with Rachel Maddow:
      “I would only add the following, which is why didn’t we do this before we withdrew our forces? We have made it so much harder on ourselves by trying to do it it now at the 11th hour.
      You know 4 months ago we had all of the assets in place to evacuate people in the areas you’re talking about.

      Last night, I was interviewing a gentleman for our podcast “Wartime Allies” by the name of Sharif.
      We’d spoken with him in a previous episode.
      This gentleman has suffered everything.
      His mom, dad, and siblings have all been murdered by the Taliban at some point in the last decade. It`s now down to him and his wife and his kids.
      He fled from Kandahar to Kabul when he realized that he had left all of his documents back in Kandahar.
      The reason he fled Kandahar is the Taliban two weeks ago murdered his dad at his doorstep and they just ran out of the house. So a couple of days ago he did the impossible. He flew back to Kandahar by bumming a ride on an Afghan military transport, which is the only flights flying in the country.

      He gets into Kandahar, he gets back to his house, he gets his documents, he’s on a friend’s motorcycle yesterday trying to drive to the airport in Kandahar. When the Afghan military gets attacked by the Taliban on the road that connects the airport to the city. The Afghan military gets overrun and killed.
      The Taliban then turn on him.
      He flees on the motor bike. They shoot him off the motor bike.
      He gets injured. And he’s calling me from a friend’s house telling me that at this point his only option was to hide and disguise himself like a woman. Hide in a burqa and hire a taxi and attempt to drive from Kandahar back to Kabul. Which you know there’s got to be what, 30 Taliban checkpoints at this potent between Kandahar and Kabul?

      This guy had been an interpreter for the SEALs, for the Army Special Forces, the most elite levels.
      He is absolutely a dead man if they catch him.
      And he has already had his visa denied once in the past because somewhere in his file, it says that he has some derogatory information that he’s never been allowed to see. He can’t contest.
      And he has no means of being able to effectively appeal his case.
      So again we have no idea, is this guy going to be put on a plane if he somehow makes it back to Kabul? Why didn’t we pull these people out at the time when we had the means to do it, Rachel?
      That’s the thing I keep asking myself about this.”

    • July 15, 2021 at 1:37 pm

      “How would you have them improve it? Given that it’s happening now, even though you say it should have happened before, what else would you have them do that they didn’t announce today?”
      Major Zeller:
      “I would first off tell people where exactly are folks going, right?
      Why aren’t they first of all just bringing everybody to Guam is beyond me. I get that there’s some concern that they don’t want to have nefarious people somehow end up in the United States and then we couldn’t deport them. But you know at the end of the Vietnam War, we didn’t screen anybody, we just put them on boats. Put 130,000 people on boats and brought them to Guam…we have all the same legal authorities to do that which we did then now, but we don’t seem to be wanting to exercise them. The other thing I would be really concerned about is how are we going to communicate this message to the Afghans without inciting a panic?”

    • July 15, 2021 at 1:40 pm

      Major Zeller:
      “Nobody knows where in the process they qualify.
      You’ve raised it so well.
      If you just applied for a visa this week. Are you going to get on a plane or is it some point later?
      I had an individual who wrote me from Helmand. I don’t even know if this person’s still alive at this point. But a couple weeks ago he wrote me and said, “hey, I’ve been serving as an interpreter for 22 months”.
      Currently the qualification to get a visa is 24 months…
      And by the way, that standard was written by Stephen Miller when he was one of the staffers for Jeff Sessions. Before Jeff Sessions left to become Trump`s first AG. I
      t was one of his (Miller’s) parting gifts on the way out of the Senate. He wrote it in 2015.
      And the deal made was that everyone had to agree to this larger time increase.
      Only if they agreed to that would he allow more visas to be passed that year.
      I would love to see the Congress get rid of that standard.”

  55. 84 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Only 15 for me. I’ve got some work to do. ☺️

  56. 85 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 1:10 pm

  57. 86 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 1:10 pm

  58. 87 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    “If the struggle to make ends meet is monthly, the solution has to be also.” – Vice President Kamala Harris

    • 88 0388jojothecat
      July 15, 2021 at 5:33 pm

      I remember when we were on welfare running out of food before the next check. We would go to a church that handed out groceries to the poor in Venice, CA. We, willingly & enjoyed the service, for our bag of groceries. Hopefully these parents will do right by their children, feed, clothe, house and save for a rainy day.

  59. July 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Dr. Bernice King to GOP:
    Do not take excerpts from my father, Dr. Martin Luther King

    “Republicans quoting Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘content of their character’ speech excerpt out of context
    to support their policies is slammed by his daughter Dr. Bernice King,
    CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Dr. Bernice King tells them,
    ‘Do not take excerpts from my father. Study him holistically… For people to misappropriate him this way is beyond insulting.’”

  60. 90 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Did I post this already? Oh well! 😁

  61. July 15, 2021 at 2:06 pm


    “I think the tragedy is that we have a Congress with a Senate that has a minority of misguided Senators
    who will use the filibuster to keep the majority of people from even voting;
    they won’t let the majority Senators vote.”

  62. 92 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Happy Anniversary MSNBC

  63. July 15, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    On the Delta variant.

    Chris Hayes:
    ‘And now, guess what, as places are opening back up, people are socializing and going to concerts and nightclubs and all this stuff we used to do, cases are going back up.
    Now, a lot of that is being fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant. You`ve heard a lot about it.
    Studies suggests it`s up to 60% more transmissible.
    In the last couple of weeks, U.S. COVID cases have basically doubled.
    We`ve seen this before also.
    A seven-day average of more than 25,000 cases as of yesterday.
    The numbers are increasingly bad in the American South.
    The rate of COVID cases in Missouri has shot up 80% over the last two weeks.
    A similar increase is taking place in Mississippi over the same period of time.
    Right now Florida has the second-highest rate of COVID in the country, up more than 250%
    over the last two weeks.
    And the highest rate in the country belongs to Tennessee,
    a state we talked about last night and we`ll talk about again tonight,
    whose average daily case rate has increased more than 420% over the past two weeks.

    All these places are relatively behind the vaccination curve,
    so their rise in cases was not unforeseeable.”

  64. 95 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Could this be any cuter. 😍😍😍

  65. July 15, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    White House: The Child Tax Credit

    “The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever
    and historic relief to the most working families ever – and as of July 15th, most families are automatically receiving monthly payments of $250 or $300 per child without having to take any action. The Child Tax Credit will help all families succeed.”

    Details: (https://www.whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit/)

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:55 pm

      Jason Deparle has covered the child tax credit extensively for the New York Times.
      Speaking to Chris Hayes:

      “You started out by using the word remarkable. I don’t think I can top that.
      It really is.
      If you’ve been covering poverty in America for as long as I have, the idea that we would have essentially the equivalent of a European child allowance seemed unfathomable as recently as a couple of years ago. And suddenly it came to fruition.
      You know, if there’s one thing I’d like your audience to know about the child tax credit.
      It’s not really a child tax credit.
      It doesn’t really have anything to do with taxes. It’s as you put it, a form of a guaranteed income for families with children. Every 9 out of 10 kids in the country, their families are going to get a check.”

      “It’s a uniform amount of money for everyone. So you’re not doing all this kind of like, all these complicated equations where it’s well, if you make this, you get this. Everyone is basically getting the same thing. But it is highly progressive insofar as that $3,000 is massively more meaningful in the income of someone making $16K or $20K a year than someone is making 120K.”

      “Right, there has been a child tax credit on the books for 20 years.
      The problem with it is that it left out the lowest third,
      the poorest third of American kids because there was an earnings threshold.
      It WAS a tax credit.
      You had to have enough earnings to owe taxes in order to get it.
      What’s happened in the past year is we’ve gone from that program which was mostly aimed at the middle class, went up to families with annual incomes of $400,000 a year to both expand the tax credit, but more importantly focus it on the those poorest third of kids who weren’t getting the full amount. And by doing that we’re going to erase half the child poverty in the country overnight.”

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:57 pm

      “The political dynamics here are fascinating to me, too. And again as someone who’s covered this both from the policy standpoint and the politics, you can imagine a universe in which tomorrow was a day in which Republicans were all railing against this.
      This was the top topic in conservative outlets. The Republican Party was very angry about it.
      We saw that with the welfare fights of the 1990s.
      We’ve seen politics like that across countries and not just in the U.S. right? ‘People are getting something for nothing, it will dis-incentivize work’.
      Does it strike you the absence of that right now? Because it maybe I’m not paying attention, but it does seem different than this might have been played 20 years ago or more?”

      “The opposition has been much more muted than I would have expected.
      I think it’s in part because as again, you said it’s not solely a benefit for poor people. I mean, most of the people who will be getting this credit are not poor.
      Two-thirds of middle or more will go to families that are not poor.
      So I think you eliminate some of that resentment that you get around programs that are purely targeted for the poor. (e.g.) Somebody is standing in the grocery store and they see what they take to be somebody spending food stamps on an item that they think is too expensive.
      You know, I think you’ll be getting less of that because it’s a benefit that everybody is going to get. You’re not going to be complaining ‘Why did my neighbor get this and why did I not?’
      That’s part of it.”

  66. 102 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Another good idea that Rethugs will vote down.

  67. July 15, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Millions of Families Waking Up with More in the Bank Today
    Thanks to the Biden Child Tax Credit

    Starting today, the Biden Child Tax Credit will offer relief to working families when they need it most – despite every Republican voting NO

    From the Speaker’s Press Office:
    “Through the Biden Child Tax Credit, House Democrats and the President have delivered for America’s working families. While Congressional Republicans abandoned families, Congressional Democrats fought for them. The Biden Child Tax Credit will make historic strides in cutting child poverty, empowering millions of working families and bolstering local economies to Build Back Better. Outlets across the country are celebrating the impact of the Biden Child Tax Credit for families in their communities:”

    More: (https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/71521)

  68. 105 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 4:08 pm

  69. July 15, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    How the Build Back Better Framework Will Support Women’s Employment and Strengthen Family Economic Security

    “Despite the progress our nation has made over the last four months, there remain two million fewer women in the workforce than there were before the pandemic struck – taking a toll on our economy and on millions of families across the country. Thirty years of progress in women’s labor force participation has been eroded; millions of women are still struggling to return to the workforce. And while the pandemic has exacerbated this reality, many of the challenges facing women aren’t new. Historically, women have typically held jobs with lower wages and fewer benefits and protections. Women of color are even more likely to work in jobs that have lower wages and few benefits and protections.”

    Details: (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/07/15/fact-sheet-how-the-build-back-better-framework-will-support-womens-employment-and-strengthen-family-economic-security/)

  70. 108 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    This is gonna be good!

  71. July 15, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    (per PBO ‘s tweet…)


    $3,000 TO $3,600 per child
    for nearly all working families

    Automatic monthly payments
    for nearly all working families


  72. July 15, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    Victory Inches Closer As All 50 Senate Democrats Support Protecting Voting Rights

    “Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
    said that all 50 Senate Democrats support the John Lewis Voting Rights Act
    and key provisions of the For The People Act.”

    (Easley: https://www.politicususa.com/2021/07/15/voting-rights-tim-kaine.html)

  73. 112 jer44
    July 15, 2021 at 4:56 pm


    Also here: https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-1

  74. 114 jer44
    July 15, 2021 at 5:10 pm

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