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  1. 1 marleysperson
    August 9, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Morning everyone:) Happy Monday….It’s back to work for me! Have a great day!

  2. August 9, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Good morning to you, Nerdy, and all of TOD! We are equally concerned, Mr. President Obama, that the US Senate Democrats are not putting foolproof democracy protection bills like the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act at the very top of the agenda. It’s a fool’s errand to think there will ever be any GOP support for those, so carve out an exception to the filibuster rules like Rep. James Clyburn suggested, and pass them by majority vote.

    • 4 tnmtngirl1
      August 9, 2021 at 12:06 pm

      Ditto to every word, Judith. I do not understand it. All these other things are important BUT without the right for everyone to vote, these other things won’t matter. If the GOP regains total power, they will wipe these things away! WHY do the Dems not understand that? Voting rights need to be the ONLY thing they are focused on right now.

  3. 5 ggail44
    August 9, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family.

    We the People should be calling the phone numbers of our Congressional Leaders now!

    Everyone has a phone. There is no excuse that they should not be hearing from us.

    If you don’t think it affects you – you are deluding yourself.

  4. August 9, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Big thanks to the incredible U.S. Olympic athletes and all who competed! Thanks NW, and for the stellar Olympic reporting here on TOD. If only we could live this kind of unity in our own country and with the world all the time….
    that is how to fight the rise of fascism.

  5. August 9, 2021 at 10:48 am

    “Opinion: Here’s a roadmap for the Justice Department to follow in investigating Trump”

    “As evidence of Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election mounts,
    the time has come for the Justice Department to begin, if it hasn’t already, a criminal investigation of the former president’s dangerous course of conduct.
    Attorney General Merrick Garland has worked to restore the badly frayed public trust in a nonpartisan DOJ.
    But failing to investigate Trump just to demonstrate objectivity would itself be a political decision — and a grave mistake. If we are to maintain our democracy and respect for the rule of law, efforts to overturn a fair election simply cannot be tolerated, and Trump’s conduct must be investigated…”
    (Tribe, McQuade, Vance)

  6. August 9, 2021 at 10:54 am

    “Tucker Carlson’s fawning new Orban interview shows the rights’s dream future”
    (Greg Sargent)
    “An ugly tension sits at the core of Carlson’s conversation with the Hungarian leader.
    Carlson fawns over the “free” nature of Hungarian society —
    contrasting it favorably with the supposed repression of widespread anti-liberal yearnings in American society — while saying little to nothing about the autocratic nature of Orbanism.”

  7. August 9, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Trump Is Planning a Much More Respectable Coup Next Time

    “the 2020 election subversion attempt is being shown every day to have been a Keystone Cops Coup.”
    “The Jan. 6 insurrection, and Trump’s actions trying to change the electoral college votes in five states,
    was an attempted coup built on the Big Lie of voter fraud.
    But the potential coup next time will come in neatly filed legal briefs and arguments
    quoting Thomas Jefferson
    and wrapped in ancient precedents
    and purported constitutional textualism.”

  8. 12 ggail44
    August 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

    • August 9, 2021 at 11:35 am

      awwwwwwwwwww sooookie soooooookie now!!!! 💃🏽💃🏽

    • 14 0388jojothecat
      August 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm

      President Biden has been in office a little over 6 months. The GOP did not allow the confirmation of A.G. Garland until March (not even 5 months). The GOP makes sure when Dems take over we have a lot of cleanup. GWB left 8yrs of cleanup for PBO. Thank God Trump left only 4yrs but a bad economy, a Pandemic, and disinformation from his party.

  9. 16 amk for obama
    August 9, 2021 at 11:30 am

    So true.

  10. 17 No Child Left Behind
    August 9, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Good Morning TODVille.

    Happy Monday!

    The Hill
    New Orleans Jazz Fest canceled for second year due to COVID-19.

  11. 18 amk for obama
    August 9, 2021 at 11:34 am

  12. 19 amk for obama
    August 9, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Hey, when the ‘leader’ of your party and ‘movement’ is a corrupt traitorous thug…

  13. 20 amk for obama
    August 9, 2021 at 11:37 am

  14. August 9, 2021 at 11:42 am

    “This is a solved crime.”
    Release Kevin Strickland!!
    Innocent and incarcerated for over 40 years!! Even the prosecutor says he is innocent.
    Governor Parsons continues to release others such as “the gun-toting couple infamous for raising their firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters”, but not Mr. Strickland.

    Interview ReidOut with Tricia Rojo Bushnell, Executive Director Midwest Innoncence Project:
    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/watch/missouri-governor-pardons-gun-toting-couple-black-man-prosecutors-say-is-innocent-remains-imprisoned-118092357585)

    • 22 0388jojothecat
      August 9, 2021 at 2:11 pm

      That Gov should be personally SUED by him and his family. Cruel and Unusal Punishment for keeping a man behind bars for No Reason. Where is the A.G. Civil Rights folks. Trump disbanded most of the unit, they need to rehire all those that quit ASAP!

  15. 23 jer44
    August 9, 2021 at 11:45 am

  16. 24 jer44
    August 9, 2021 at 11:48 am

  17. August 9, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Amazon Workers Allowed to Re-Vote for a Union After Corporate Interference

    “The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU),
    the auspices under which Amazon‘s union would lie, should unionization occur,
    states earlier this year the internet retail giant illegally threatened to reduce staff benefits and compromised the election’s integrity by placing a secure ballot collection box outside the warehouse within sight of warehouse cameras, leading voters to believe they were under surveillance,
    a U.S. labor law violation.
    NLRB hearing officer Kerstin Meyers explained:
    “It is clear that the sole reason the Employer sought to have a mailbox installed was the possibility that the Acting Regional Director would order a mail ballot election.”
    Amazon management also disseminated “vote no” propaganda among senior staff.”

    —BEZOS ($214 Billion) do right by your workers!!
    —Pay them a living wage!
    –This is how to solve the terrible ‘problem’ of where to spend your $42 Billion per week.

  18. August 9, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    This is a BFD.
    “New Signs Indicate a Major Ocean Current Is on The Edge of Collapse Right Now’

    —Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is slowing.
    —Includes the Gulf Stream which warms Europe, US, and Canada.
    —The warm Gulf Stream is needed for global stability. We thought there were centuries before we saw such change and now researchers say we have decades. Fresh water from Greenland ice melt is interrupting the warm salt water and pushing it down, so that the warm water doesn’t reach Europe. Like a river being interrupted if you mess up one part the whole is affected. Also the ‘Cold Blob’ around Iceland could throw us into centuries of hemisphere cold. All happening much faster than we thought and already destabilizing…we make models but we really don’t know all the affects.

    • August 9, 2021 at 1:03 pm

      “Major Atlantic Current May Be On The Verge Of Collapse, Scientists Warn”
      “The study, which appeared in the journal Nature Climate Change, found several signs that Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), of which the Gulf Stream is a part, is slowing down and might be about to collapse.
      Higher sea surface temperatures in the tropics and the incursion of fresh water from melting ice sheets are the biggest factors in the potential shutdown of the Amoc,
      a massive current system that is critical to heat distribution across the planet.
      The current helps moderate temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere,
      taking warm water from the tropics northward on the Gulf Stream toward Europe, before returning submerged, colder waters southward toward Antarctica.”

    • August 9, 2021 at 1:04 pm

      Original study:
      “Observation-based early-warning signals for a collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation”
      by Niklas Boers

      “in the course of the last century,
      the AMOC may have evolved from relatively stable conditions to a point close to a critical transition.”

  19. 30 whenpamelawandered
    August 9, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Dearest NW (aka UTAL), please let us know you are okay, with all we read is going on in your area, and your city. Much, much love and devotion to you, thank you deeply for your dedication. {{{💕NW💕}}}

  20. 31 No Child Left Behind
    August 9, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    With party members like these…

    I heard that Young Dame AOC (from the great sub-state The Bronx) is not ruling out a challenge to Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s seat in the next elections. Schumer learned from AOC’s predecessor and quickly moved many steps to the left and joined the Young Dame in all her ultra-progressive and, at times crazy. positions. Still, it’s not enough. She professed on records that old age and long tenure were anathemas to her taste. We shall see.

    • 32 No Child Left Behind
      August 9, 2021 at 3:13 pm

      New York Post
      AOC says she thought she would be raped during Capitol siege.


      And, I would have never revealed what I thought could happen. Stick to the facts of what happened.

  21. 33 No Child Left Behind
    August 9, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    A simple NO would have suffice but she could not say it.

    The Hill
    AOC on if she will challenge Sen. Chuck Schumer in primary: “I can’t operate the way that I operate and do the things that I do in politics while trying to be, aspiring to other things or calculating to other things… I make decisions based on what I think our people need.”

  22. 34 ggail44
    August 9, 2021 at 4:29 pm

  23. 35 ggail44
    August 9, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Great article, easy read

  24. 36 ggail44
    August 9, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Oooooh, George Skelton burns my butt 😡

  25. 37 ggail44
    August 9, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Oh My!

  26. 38 ggail44
    August 9, 2021 at 7:01 pm


  27. 41 amk for obama
    August 9, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    • 42 ggail44
      August 9, 2021 at 10:16 pm

      I like waiting to see what they will or won’t do.

    • August 10, 2021 at 11:41 am

      Trump and his allies set out to destroy the Executive Branch…they were very successful…they got rid of long time employees and supplanted cronies there..it will take time to rebuild all those agencies…including the DOJ ..besides…he also has to get rig of plants and infiltrators left over from the Trump administration….this will not be easy or quick…

  28. 45 amk for obama
    August 9, 2021 at 9:51 pm

  29. 46 amk for obama
    August 9, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    awww, another wsj whitey whine.

  30. 47 amk for obama
    August 9, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    cda – covid detection agency

  31. 48 amk for obama
    August 9, 2021 at 10:12 pm

  32. 49 ggail44
    August 9, 2021 at 10:24 pm

  33. 53 amk for obama
    August 9, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    hit their pocketbooks. make them pay for their stupidity.

  34. 55 amk for obama
    August 9, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    • 56 0388jojothecat
      August 10, 2021 at 12:30 pm

      Evoke a Mask Mandate THEN go to Texas, if not you only want to kill out of state doctors and nurses.

  35. 57 amk for obama
    August 9, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    redstaters deserve the corrupt thugs they voted for. I am sure blue voters in these states are already vaxed and masked.

  36. 62 amk for obama
    August 9, 2021 at 11:54 pm

  37. 63 amk for obama
    August 10, 2021 at 12:01 am


  38. 64 amk for obama
    August 10, 2021 at 12:08 am


  39. 65 whenpamelawandered
    August 10, 2021 at 1:16 am


  40. 66 amk for obama
    August 10, 2021 at 9:31 am

    whatever happened to their earlier suits against whoever?

  41. 67 ggail44
    August 10, 2021 at 10:38 am


  42. 68 ggail44
    August 10, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family. 🌞😎

  43. 69 jer44
    August 10, 2021 at 10:42 am

  44. August 10, 2021 at 11:06 am

    testing…still having WordPress issues

  45. 71 jer44
    August 10, 2021 at 11:12 am

  46. August 10, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Why Hasn’t Trump Been Charged For Attempting To Overturn Election?

    Mehdi: “Many Democrats, many journalists, are still so nervous about simply stating what we are stating tonight:
    Donald Trump’s many attempts to overturn the election were criminal,
    were violations of the law” says Mehdi Hasan. “So why is Donald Trump not charged with any crimes?”

  47. August 10, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Facts So Far In Trump Coup Probe Suggest Criminal Referral Likely

    “Senator Richard Blumenthal, member of Senate Judiciary Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow
    about indications so far that events surrounding Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn his 2020 election loss
    could result in a criminal referral to the Department of Justice.”

  48. 77 ggail44
    August 10, 2021 at 11:32 am

  49. 78 ggail44
    August 10, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Mcturtle doesn’t do things like this without some schit behind it

  50. 79 ggail44
    August 10, 2021 at 12:08 pm

  51. 81 ggail44
    August 10, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Gov Cuomo just announced that he is resigning.

  52. 85 ggail44
    August 10, 2021 at 12:13 pm

  53. 87 amk for obama
    August 10, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    How much was his cut for his state’s boondoggle?

  54. August 10, 2021 at 12:16 pm

  55. 89 Dudette
    August 10, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Everyone! Big news today… HUGE!

  56. 90 Dudette
    August 10, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Other news

  57. 92 amk for obama
    August 10, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    A woman replaces a womanizer. Poetic justice.

  58. 98 ggail44
    August 10, 2021 at 12:22 pm

  59. 99 amk for obama
    August 10, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    And it took a gutsy black AG to take on and blackball a powerful gov publicly.

    • 100 No Child Left Behind
      August 10, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      Yeap. People don’t even realize when they are being used. Now, the road is clear for Andrew Giuliani with plenty of cheerleaders along the way, the rethugs of NY, Trumpworld, and De Blasio.

  60. 101 amk for obama
    August 10, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    Cities are leading the way. Rural rethugs left to rue.

  61. 102 ggail44
    August 10, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    Cuomo news is a bigger Breaking News topic than the Breaking News Infrastructure Bill passing.



  62. 105 Dudette
    August 10, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    When she presides over the Senate, she’s Madame President. I ❤️the sound of that.

  63. 106 amk for obama
    August 10, 2021 at 1:21 pm

  64. 107 amk for obama
    August 10, 2021 at 1:22 pm

  65. 108 No Child Left Behind
    August 10, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Palmer Report
    Stop fretting over Cuomo, it’s a done deal and it doesn’t harm the Democrats anyway. Instead get out there and make sure Gavin Newsom wins his recall election. That one could actually hurt us big if it goes the wrong way. Donate, volunteer, or phone bank.
    Wise words.

  66. 109 amk for obama
    August 10, 2021 at 1:23 pm

  67. 110 ggail44
    August 10, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Good tweet

  68. 111 ggail44
    August 10, 2021 at 1:28 pm

  69. 112 ggail44
    August 10, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Let’s re-tweet this to infinity!!!

  70. August 10, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    4,500 tips…

    “We Now Know What the FBI Did With the 4,500 Kavanaugh Tips
    It Collected in 2018”

    Kavanaugh didn’t get up there and give a New York COVID report every day for 100 days.
    –while trump did nothing to stop the mass death

  71. August 10, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

    Sixth Assessment Report
    “AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis
    The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.

    To download full report:

    • August 10, 2021 at 1:54 pm

      So we’re locked in for 30 years of plague, fire, and pestilence due to deadly knowing inaction.
      To prevent warming past 1.5 Celsius we must be at Net Zero Emissions by 2050.

      1) Wave fossil fuels BYE BYE starting now.

      2) Senator Manchin – this means you.

  72. 116 ggail44
    August 10, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    It was only a matter of time when the phucker would come crawling to President Biden for assistance. 😡

    • August 10, 2021 at 2:51 pm

      DeSantis is knowingly risking the lives of Florida schoolchildren and their families.
      –Hold him to account.

      Joshua Sharfstein,
      Vice-Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to Mehdi Hasan:

      “This is a moment for school boards
      and for superintendents to look in the mirror
      and ask themselves whether they`re really putting the health of children first.
      Because if they are, they should listen to the American Academy of Pediatrics which recommends
      the masks for everyone who can wear them in school,
      should listen to the Centers for Disease Control
      based on many studies and a lot of consensus that masks should be worn in school.

      You know, there`s a school district that I`m aware of where the motto is ‘Soaring to greatness committed to excellence’ but they shouldn`t have as part of that motto – not putting the health of kids first. “

  73. August 10, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Fauci Worried About Delta Variant Spread ‘If We Don’t Do The Right Thing’
    “Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about why the role unvaccinated people play in generating new variants that can ultimately hurt even vaccinated people, and the best way to balance Covid safety with the need for children to return to school.”

    • August 10, 2021 at 2:27 pm

      Rachel Maddow:
      “In terms of that simple idea at the heart of that virological principle…that more replication equals more opportunity for variation and mutation. Are you up at night worried about kids going back to school in the fall? I mean that is upon us now. That is starting to happen.
      And we’re at over 100,000 cases now, again. We were at 300,000 cases in January but kids weren’t in school. We do have a lot of people vaccinated. Masks is a whole other issue and we could talk about that separately. But how worried are you about seeing large numbers of new infections particularly among young people, once people are back in school?”

      Dr. Fauci:
      “Well I’m worried about it Rachel if we don’t do the right thing. So let’s talk about that.
      So we know because we’ve had experience now 18 months, keeping the children physically out of school has real, detrimental implication for them. We know that the development of the children, their mental health or what have you. So you’ve got to balance. How do we get them to school at the same time that we protect them to get them safely in school?

      The first thing you do is you surround them with those people who can get vaccinated and are vaccinated.
      So ANYBODY that goes near a child in school – teachers, people who work in the school – if they are eligible to be vaccinated they need to be vaccinated right away. That’s one level of protection.

      Then also as difficult as it is for children to be wearing masks, you got to get everybody to wear a mask in school. And that’s what the CDC recommendation is. Vaccinate who can be vaccinated.
      And wear masks, for others.

      I know it’s difficult and it’s controversial about children and those in school wearing masks.
      But we don’t want to keep the children out of school for yet again, another term. And at the same time we want to keep them safe.”

  74. August 10, 2021 at 2:41 pm

  75. August 10, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    De Santis is clearly on the side of Covid.
    He is risking sickness and possible deaths of young schoolchildren (and/or members of their families) who will probably not be vaccinated until winter. How do we respond?

    To all GOP media and GOP officials who are
    endangering and ending our children’s lives for political reasons:
    Didn’t someone protect you and keep you alive when you were too young to do it for yourself?
    We Homo sapiens have taken care of our young for 300,000 years.
    Our ancestors did the same for 6 million years and because of them you’re here today.
    Now it’s your turn in 2021 to take care of our young and their future on this planet …why are you dropping the ball? For the fossil fuel industry?

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