Freedom And Justice

111 Responses to “Freedom And Justice”

  1. 1 todjey
    July 18, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Good Morning Todville.

  2. 3 mtmarilyn
    July 18, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Good morning all from very hot, dry, smoky Montana. We’ve lived here for 40 years and have never seen it this bad. Fires all around us. Air is all smoke . I am very concerned and sad for this country and our world.

    Good news is our son is home from Malaysia for 2 weeks. Then he’s off to China to teach for a year.

    Thank you Nerdy Wonka for this wonderful place to be. And all who come here.

    • July 18, 2021 at 12:05 pm

      Here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFt95wpXJ94)

      Floods, Fires & Heat Waves:
      Michael Mann on the New Climate War & the Fight to Take Back the Planet

      “We speak with leading climate scientist Michael Mann about the catastrophic impact of the climate crisis around the world. He says he and other scientists predicted the extreme weather events now wreaking havoc. “We said that if we don’t stop burning fossil fuels and elevating the levels of carbon pollution in the atmosphere and we continue to warm up the planet, we will see unprecedented heat waves and wildfires and floods and droughts and superstorms,” says Mann. His new book is titled “The New Climate War:
      The Fight to Take Back Our Planet.”

      • 5 mtmarilyn
        July 19, 2021 at 10:43 am

        This is so true. All the ranchers are talking about how dry it is and what they are dealing with, but of course for them its not climate change it’s just a weather cycle. They are all Republicans and don’t believe in climate change. It’s very frustrating.

    • 8 0388jojothecat
      July 18, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      Good Sunday mtmarilyn. Glad you’re able to spend time with your son. Yes, we are living in some difficult times with hot, dry weather and half the population living in denial. This virus has made sane people insane, exhausted, and wondering if the unvaccinated will care enough to get vaccinated. Be safe and praying you get rain to help the fires.

      • 9 ggail44
        July 18, 2021 at 2:08 pm


      • July 18, 2021 at 2:10 pm

        Hey mtmarilyn – am in your boat with the heavy covers on the windows for a couple of weeks. And of course my daughter visited during this smoky hot time, as did your son! Would love to hear anything he says about teaching in Malaysia. Pls take care.

        • 11 mtmarilyn
          July 19, 2021 at 10:50 am

          Heath really liked teaching there, meeting the people and the kids. A new company bought the school and changed the way they were teaching and Heath decided it was time to move on. He wants to teach in all these different countries to know how they teach. That’s one of the reasons he is going to China for a year. He is very much into understanding all the different cultures.

      • 12 mtmarilyn
        July 19, 2021 at 10:45 am

        Thanks you. Hope the weather man is wrong in this but the say no rain in the next 2 weeks.

    • July 18, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      MT, blessings! Your son is visiting & hoping fires don’t “visit” you! 🙆😱😷

  3. July 18, 2021 at 11:34 am

    GM TOD…we will get by with a lot help from our friends and family….

  4. July 18, 2021 at 11:34 am

    • 16 marleysperson
      July 18, 2021 at 1:57 pm

      My daughter and I had to turn down an invitation for her best friend’s 30th birthday dinner. She and her boyfriend aren’t vaccinated. Not going. Will these kinds of things be tough love enough to force some to finally get vaccinated? I hope so.

  5. July 18, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Finally someone says what i have been thinking for a bit…

  6. 21 jer44
    July 18, 2021 at 12:58 pm

  7. 22 jer44
    July 18, 2021 at 1:02 pm

  8. 23 Dudette
    July 18, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Hi! Take the quiz!

  9. 24 Dudette
    July 18, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Ah, the calming ocean waves! 🐿 😌

  10. July 18, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Why will a comment about Exxon Mobil not post up?

  11. 28 Dudette
    July 18, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Today is Mandela Day

  12. July 18, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Celebrating John Glenn’s 100th Birthday

    “John Glenn changed the history of spaceflight for the U.S., becoming the first American to orbit the planet. Others of our country’s astronauts had been to space but Glenn was the first to actually orbit the planet we call home.

    He also changed the language, adding a Yiddish term – glitch – to our lexicon. He wasn’t by training a wordsmith like Shakespeare or a musician (who often change the way in which language is used through song)
    but change it he did.”

    According to the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Magazine:
    “Chutzpah. Kibitz. Klutz. Maven. Schmooze. Tush. These are words derived from Yiddish that have worked their way into the American idiom. Most were introduced through entertainment—radio, television, literature—by descendants of Yiddish-speaking immigrants who found no English words adequate to describe what they were trying to express. One word derived from Yiddish, glitch, was also introduced in radio, and found its way to the world of electrical engineering and, from there, to the hallowed halls of 1960s NASA, and thence, everywhere.”

  13. 35 Dudette
    July 18, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    “People are choosing death over vaccine.”

  14. 36 Dudette
    July 18, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Love this! 😄

  15. 37 Dudette
    July 18, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    The vote…

  16. 38 pkayden
    July 18, 2021 at 2:11 pm

  17. 39 Dudette
    July 18, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    This incredibly poignant moment is not justice, but long overdue.😢😭


  18. July 18, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    Repatriation of Carlisle Youth:
    “Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts prayer services in South Dakota for return of Indian boarding school students”

    The Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts prayer services for the return of nine Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, a boarding school that was operated by the U.S. government.
    The ceremony took place in Wagner, South Dakota, on July 16, 2021.
    The stop is along the route that the tribe is taking as it brings the children home to the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

    The children were formally transferred to the tribe by the U.S. Army on July 14.
    The ceremony occurred at the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery, a military site, in Pennsylvania.”


  19. July 18, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    ‘We are bringing them home’
    Lakota youth on long overdue journey from Indian boarding school:

    “Our relatives
    and Rose
    are leaving the Carlisle Barracks after 142 years,”
    the Sicangu Youth Council / Tokala Mentors said on social media as the solemn journey began.

    “We are bringing them home,” the group consisting of youth and young mentors said.

  20. 46 Dudette
    July 18, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    I Scream! You Scream! We all for Ice Cream! 🍦

  21. July 18, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Am off tomorrow to our Chips country! En route to my nephew’s wedding! If it wasn’t for these sweethearts of mine, I for def wouldn’t make that trip! Plus gotta give that speech! Jaysus, too many loops to go thru, understandably coz of COVID times we’re in! On top of my 2 COVID tests, 2nd one early May, I also had to do an RT-PCR test 72 hours before traveling! All’s good. I have my masks, visors, wipes, etc. Makes my suitcases seem like runaways from Walgreens/CVS/Rite Aid. Yup, my COVID (Delta variant) paranoia is in high gear! 👀😷😂😷

  22. 56 Dudette
    July 18, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Oh no, Coco! 😞

  23. 65 pkayden
    July 18, 2021 at 5:09 pm

  24. July 18, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    This is extraordinary

  25. 68 pkayden
    July 18, 2021 at 5:27 pm

  26. 69 pkayden
    July 18, 2021 at 5:41 pm

  27. 71 jer44
    July 18, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    • 74 0388jojothecat
      July 19, 2021 at 9:50 am

      The article didn’t say she was not vaccinated. She had been in England which has had the Delta variant. She may have been vaccinated prior to traveling to England. The vaccine is only 95% effective and only 80% effective against the new variants.

  28. July 18, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Vice President Harris
    Met wiith members of the Black Women’s Roundtable and other groups on voting rights:
    “Members of the Black Women’s Roundtable said they had a good meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris
    on Friday as they push to retain voting rights for all around the country.”
    Here: (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-black-womens-group-meet-with-harris-at-white-house)

  29. 76 amk for obama
    July 18, 2021 at 9:30 pm

  30. 77 pkayden
    July 18, 2021 at 9:30 pm

  31. 78 amk for obama
    July 18, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    The head dive is when he learns there are still no consequences for sedition.

    • 79 amk for obama
      July 18, 2021 at 9:36 pm

      in re: elephants

  32. 80 amk for obama
    July 18, 2021 at 9:39 pm

  33. 81 amk for obama
    July 18, 2021 at 10:02 pm

  34. 85 amk for obama
    July 18, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Controversial British commentator Katie Hopkins will be deported from Australia for bragging about flouting hotel quarantine rules, says the government.

    Ms Hopkins – who is known for her far-right views – had entered the country to star in an upcoming season of TV show Big Brother Australia.

    On Friday she posted a video from her Sydney hotel room where she joked about putting frontline staff at risk.

    Her comments sparked widespread condemnation.

    In the video, Ms Hopkins said she planned to “lie in wait” for workers to deliver food to her room so she could open the door “naked with no face mask”.

    She also called lockdowns the “greatest hoax in human history”. Australia’s two biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, are both in lockdown.

    The post has since been wiped from her Instagram.

    On Monday, the Australian government confirmed her visa had been cancelled, after she was also sacked from the reality show.


    the female of this species is more vicious than men.

  35. 86 pkayden
    July 18, 2021 at 11:20 pm

  36. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Who among us doesn’t miss seeing President Obama at White House ceremonies! They always were so well done and meaningful – both to attendees and to those of us watching.

    Goodnight, Nerdy darlin’ – and TODville!

  37. 89 whenpamelawandered
    July 19, 2021 at 1:11 am

    And… it’s lights out.. g’nite all, big hugs, and big thank you’s!


  38. 90 pkayden
    July 19, 2021 at 5:24 am

    • 91 todjey
      July 19, 2021 at 9:30 am

      It is really hard to comprehend which part of Covid ravaged scenes constantly shown on tv, or the ppl of the dead who appeared on tv etc … that failed to convince the masses that it wasn’t real, or potentially devastating.
      I suppose these are ppl who think I’ll believe it when I get it … ?

      And what’s with the anti-lockdown folks protesting in London???

    • 93 0388jojothecat
      July 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm

      Who’s paying these medical bills? If you have Medicare then the Government pays. If you have Medicaid the state pays. If you have no insurance, no Obama care, the states that did not take it will be hurting.

  39. 94 amk for obama
    July 19, 2021 at 6:04 am


  40. July 19, 2021 at 9:10 am

    • July 19, 2021 at 9:12 am


      • July 19, 2021 at 11:10 am

        Is why they don’t want Universal Healthcare which gives you peace of mind, on equal footing with everyone. Imo we had a chance to unify post-Covid minus the trump garbage,
        because of a new appreciation for the terrible challenges faced by all.
        –O & G and the little russians didn’t want that.

  41. July 19, 2021 at 9:34 am

  42. 99 Dudette
    July 19, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Good Morning! 😷💉

  43. 103 Dudette
    July 19, 2021 at 9:48 am

  44. July 19, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Threatened With Arrest,
    Texas Dems Draw Courage From History’s Civil Rights Leaders

    “Texas State Rep. Jasmine Crockett
    talks with Ali Velshi about the illogic that exposes the disingenuousness of the voting restrictions
    being advanced by Texas Republicans, and expresses her appreciation for the people who sacrificed for voting rights in the past who have inspired her to make a stand.”

    “You know, I am only the 22nd black woman ever elected in the Texas House.
    The first ever elected black woman is actually here with us, Senfronia Thompson. And so when we look at the numbers, and I know the sacrifice that someone like Senfronia has made throughout the years to pave the way for somebody like me, there are plenty of people that died, that fought that were beat.
    The least that I could do is give everything that I’ve got because I was elected to serve the people of House District 100. And that’s exactly what I’m doing. Whatever the sacrifice may be, it pales in comparison to what those that came before me were actually willing to do. I’m doing my part.” (TX State Rep. Crockett)

  45. July 19, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Ali Velshi: “In the weeks after the November election, Milley feared that Donald Trump was creating his own version of the Reichstag Fire, an emergency that justifies the suspension of the rules that demands an authoritarian response.”

    James Madison: “tyranny may well be apprehended, on some favorable emergency.”

    Timothy Snyder, Professor of History, Yale University:
    “Well my personal response is that I’m grateful that General Milley reads history.
    And I think the broad significance of all this is that our leaders and our aspiring leaders should be reading history.

    There are two really important references in what you decided.
    The first is “Federalist Paper 48” in which Madison, who himself thought very historically, recognized how fragile Republics are. And recognized that people who want to overturn them will use a real, or in the case of Mr. Trump this time, an artificial emergency.

    And the second important reference is the Reichstag Fire.
    And again, I think General Milley was right to be thinking in those directions. This idea that Mr. Trump was a victim, and therefore because he was a victim everything was permitted. That is familiar from fascism.
    And using something that had to do with the parliament. In this case our Congress as the pretext, is also familiar. The idea that he lost the election and something dramatic had to happen to parliament. That’s terribly familiar.
    So I’m grateful that General Milley is referring to history. I think that’s very important.”

  46. July 19, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Delta Is Driving a Wedge Through Missouri
    “For America as a whole, the pandemic might be fading. For some communities, this year will be worse than last.”

    by Ed Yong

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