Renegades: The Book

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  1. 1 jer44
    August 13, 2021 at 1:04 pm

  2. August 13, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Happy Friday, TOD! This book will be another pleasure to anticipate. After today the heat may dissipate some, but the smoke may linger.

  3. August 13, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    ‘Republicans Have To Cheat In Order To Win’

    Fmr AG Holder on gerrymandering:
    “Former Attorney General Eric Holder, chair of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about why Democrats benefit from fair voting district maps
    and the importance of Americans keeping the pressure on politicians to make a priority of passing legislation to protect voting rights.”

    • August 13, 2021 at 1:37 pm

      Summer of direct action.

      AG Holder:
      “The numbers that we saw today show that the country is younger, it’s more diverse, it’s more urban, it’s more suburban. It’s less rural. Those numbers should be used in a way that comes up with representative democracy in both our state legislatures, as well as the United States House of Representatives.
      And the way to do that is to ban partisan and racial gerrymandering. This bill would ban partisan gerrymandering.”

      “Power seeks nothing without a demand.”
      “Raising the consciousness of people by demonstrating, by getting arrested, by doing the things that ended segregation. If you had asked people in the 1950’s, ‘Do you think marching, demonstrating is going to bring down the system of American apartheid?’ They probably would have said ‘No that’s not going to happen’. And we shouldn’t lose faith right now…citizens can make a change.
      Citizens need to be in the streets.
      Citizens need to be demonstrating.
      Citizens need to be calling their representatives to demand the kind of change that will make this country more representative, make our democracy more fair.”

  4. 7 No Child Left Behind
    August 13, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Hamish Mitchell
    It was the largest audience to ever witness a reinstatement, period, both in person and around the globe.
    – Sean Spicer

  5. 8 No Child Left Behind
    August 13, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Good afternoon TODVille!

    Happy Friday!!

  6. August 13, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    Teachers Union Leader Says Vaccine Misinformation ‘Has Seeped Into Our Union’

    Huffpost: “Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers,
    made headlines on Sunday when she came out in support of vaccine mandates for educators after having previously opposed them. Weingarten drew praise for reevaluating her stance, since AFT is the second largest teachers union in the country, with 1.7 million members, and has played a prominent role in shaping school policies amid the pandemic.

    But the union itself has not changed its position on mandates ― only Weingarten personally.”

    • August 13, 2021 at 1:52 pm

      Every teacher should be vaccinated, imo anybody and everybody around children should be vaccinated.
      According to a doctor on NPR yesterday, get vaccinated or you will get Delta.

  7. 11 whenpamelawandered
    August 13, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    G’day, thank you NW,

    big hugs but from a safe distance!! Lol.. love Y’all!


  8. August 13, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Up yore nose!!

    Intranasal COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Disease Severity and Blocks Transmission
    “Lancaster University Scientists have developed a COVID-19 vaccine that can be delivered via a nasal spray.
    In a preclinical trial, the vaccine was found to decrease both disease severity and transmission of the virus.
    The study results are published in the journal iScience.”

  9. August 13, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    “Cities That Reduced Arrests For Minor Offenses Also Saw Fewer Police Shootings
    And crime in those cities wasn’t worse.”


  10. August 13, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    TX State Senator Carol Alvarado, brava and congrats!!

    TX direct action strategies…
    How about GOP go on the floor and filibuster for 15 hours?

    And wot she said to Maddow last night about: “The big lie told by the Big Liar himself.”

  11. August 13, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    I Saw A Vaccinated Tiger

    Colbert — pre show hilarity last night.

  12. August 13, 2021 at 2:34 pm


    Loved the Cool Science Radio Q & A event yesterday on NASA Live yesterday!!
    …thank you.

  13. August 13, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

    “In the past week, Florida has had more COVID cases than all 30 states with the lowest case rates combined. And Florida and Texas alone have accounted for nearly 40 percent of new hospitalizations across the country.
    We all know that vaccinations are the very best line of defense against COVID and how we end this pandemic. That is why we’ve been tireless in our efforts to get more and more Americans vaccinated.”

    Readout of the Fifth National Climate Task Force Meeting

  14. August 13, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Black History, Continued Event Series

    “Black History, Continued is a yearlong series in which we explore pivotal moments and transformative figures in Black culture and examine how the past shapes the present and the future.”

  15. August 13, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    2020 Census Redistricting:

    First Look at American Indian/Alaska Native Population Data

    • August 13, 2021 at 2:56 pm

      “NCAI is excited to see the 2020 Census results that show a more diverse America,”
      said NCAI President Fawn Sharp. “We are also excited that the official redistricting season can now begin with today’s release of the redistricting data. We are encouraging all Tribal Nations to participate in their local and state redistricting efforts to ensure that Tribal Nations are fairly represented and have access to the resources they need and deserve.”

  16. August 13, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Am hearing about: “Reservation Dogs” on Hulu…

  17. August 13, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Anthony Middleton – Magic Touch [Do Not Sit On The Furnture]

    Friday the 13th…!!!!
    –Wishing a very fab Friday to all.

  18. 23 pkayden
    August 13, 2021 at 3:57 pm

  19. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    August 13, 2021 at 4:07 pm

  20. 25 jer44
    August 13, 2021 at 6:09 pm

  21. August 13, 2021 at 6:21 pm

  22. August 13, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Thinking about this authoritarian playbook.
    Proud Boys (part of the insurrectionist) and Trump supporters threatening violence against our nurses, and doctors, Dr. Fauci, the CDC…

    Isn’t this what happened under Stalin and Hitler?
    As in the emerging regime tries to kill off anyone with an intelligent critique or alternate vision, such as discrediting
    and getting rid of Doctors, Professors who can inform the public.

    imo TrumpQ and their failed coup outrage still engaging in disinformation,
    Is how you know they plan to do Jan 6 over again.

    • 28 tnmtngirl1
      August 13, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      Ding, ding, ding! I think you are 💯🎯. It really isn’t rocket science. Remember, if we don’t learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. 😢

    • 29 pkayden
      August 15, 2021 at 9:26 am

      Where are the FBI and police to arrest those who make threats of violence?

  23. 30 jer44
    August 13, 2021 at 9:20 pm

  24. 31 jer44
    August 13, 2021 at 9:26 pm

  25. 32 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    hugo chavez was not a mass murderer, george.

  26. 33 Dudette
    August 13, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Happy Left-handers Day!

  27. 34 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    evolution at work

  28. 35 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 9:46 pm

  29. 36 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 9:48 pm

  30. 37 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 9:50 pm

  31. 38 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 9:51 pm

  32. 39 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 10:04 pm

  33. 40 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 10:18 pm


  34. 44 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 10:22 pm

  35. August 13, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Yes, Please

  36. 48 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 10:40 pm

  37. 51 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Recovery of what, lost profits?

  38. 52 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 11:09 pm

  39. 53 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    All civil servants in Canada must be vaccinated by the end of October or risk losing their jobs, the government has announced.

    The mandate also applies to workers in federally regulated sectors, like rail.

    Commercial air, cruise and interprovincial train passengers must also be vaccinated to travel.

    Canada has one of the highest Covid vaccination rates in the world, with 81% of eligible people having received at least one dose.

    “This is the best way to end the pandemic and allow the economy to safely remain open,” said Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc on Friday.



  40. 54 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Loony left is the mirror image of trumpturds.

  41. 55 amk for obama
    August 13, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Yup, at this point covid is your best friend if you’re vaxed and masked.

  42. 57 Dudette
    August 14, 2021 at 12:04 am

    JHUD, Jon & Stephen! 🎤🎹🎶❤️

  43. August 14, 2021 at 7:52 am

  44. 61 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Wild fires.
    Hottest July ever.
    Incessant rains.
    Massive land slides.
    Huge ice bergs weighing millions of tons breaking away and melting.
    Mass migration over water and food scarcity.
    The signs are already here.

  45. 63 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 9:02 am

    • 64 ggail44
      August 14, 2021 at 12:32 pm

      Politico is a prime example of the media wagging the dog. This story is full of conjecture. Do not be slanted to believe the hype.

  46. 65 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 9:04 am

  47. 66 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 9:04 am


  48. 67 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 9:05 am

    racism t@#&*ps all

  49. 69 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 9:08 am

  50. 70 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 9:12 am

  51. 72 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 9:13 am

  52. 73 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 9:14 am

  53. 74 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 9:16 am

  54. 75 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

  55. 76 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 9:28 am

    #metoo. Thankfully both the kids share that animal love.

  56. 77 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 9:28 am

    lol. true.

  57. 78 jer44
    August 14, 2021 at 10:00 am

  58. 79 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 10:07 am

  59. 80 jer44
    August 14, 2021 at 10:26 am

  60. 82 Dudette
    August 14, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Good Morning!

  61. 86 marleysperson
    August 14, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Morning everyone. Happy Saturday. My thoughts are with the people of Haiti …I hope that they do not have many deaths from the quake…we can fix the buildings. Can’t bring back the people.

  62. August 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Maureen Dowd, go eff yourself.
    Deconstruction is easy. Words are easy to do. What about all the years of hard work up to now?

  63. August 14, 2021 at 2:11 pm

  64. August 14, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Obama urges people to sign up for ObamaCare before Sunday deadline

    “”Go and join the more than two million Americans who have gotten covered over the last six months, ”
    Obama tweeted along with the link to the registration site.”


  65. August 14, 2021 at 3:08 pm

  66. 94 ggail44
    August 14, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    My sentiment – exactly and period!

  67. 96 ggail44
    August 14, 2021 at 5:17 pm

  68. 97 Dudette
    August 14, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    🚨If you’re getting ACA now and haven’t tried already, it’s worth a call to see if you can save on or change your plan. I took a chance and called. Had a rep walk me through options and switched me to a new plan saving me $100/mo premiums with lower co-pays, lower out of pockets and better coverage. I thought the $10/mo savings my carrier gave me after the Biden Rescue Plan was the best I could do. Call, don’t do it by yourself. Deadline is tomorrow August 15th.

  69. 98 ggail44
    August 14, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Are you smarter than someone who goes to Daycare??

  70. 99 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    he found an easy solution to the problem. so what’s the problem?

    wimmin are mean.

  71. 100 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 11:20 pm

  72. 101 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    herd mentality than herd immunity.

  73. 102 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 11:43 pm

  74. 103 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 11:44 pm

  75. 104 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 11:47 pm

  76. 105 amk for obama
    August 14, 2021 at 11:51 pm

  77. 106 amk for obama
    August 15, 2021 at 12:45 am

  78. 107 amk for obama
    August 15, 2021 at 12:46 am

  79. 108 amk for obama
    August 15, 2021 at 3:54 am

    and texas. and kentucky. and all the red states.

  80. 109 amk for obama
    August 15, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Well done.

  81. 112 jer44
    August 15, 2021 at 10:06 am

    • 113 ggail44
      August 15, 2021 at 10:40 am

      I’m saddened, but not surprised. The Teacher is going along with the edict from her Superiors so she can keep her job.

      It is not an unusual frame of thought – especially in the South.

      Hard to believe, but true.

  82. 114 ggail44
    August 15, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Good West Coast Sunday morning Nerdy & TOD family.

    I’m including President Biden in my daily prayers. I don’t think he expected it would be this tidal wave of challenges so early in his Administration; Afghan, Haiti, Delta variant.

  83. 115 ggail44
    August 15, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Soldiers and Leaders abdicate

    • 116 marleysperson
      August 15, 2021 at 3:17 pm

      The President has LEFT THEIR COUNTRY, yet I am arguing with people on Twitter because evidently 20 years, a shit ton of taxpayer $$$ and tens of thousands of lives just isn’t enough. WTAF.

  84. 117 ggail44
    August 15, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Presidet Carter is Trending thanks to idiots at Fox, so we can turn it into a positive. Btw, President Carter is alive and well at the age of 95.

  85. 118 ggail44
    August 15, 2021 at 11:16 am


  86. 121 ggail44
    August 15, 2021 at 11:22 am

  87. August 15, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Bayer to pull glyphosate from stores due to cancer lawsuits

    “Bayer announced it would take glyphosate off of store shelves by 2023 to avoid future costly lawsuits related to the chemicals potential to cause cancer.”

    “Jennifer Sass, with the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in 2018 that Monsanto and other companies were undermining objective scientific inquiry into the correlation between the chemical and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
    “We must continue to resist the endless lobby campaign of Monsanto and the chemical industry
    and protect government scientists and chemical assessment programs,
    to let them do the important work of generating credible publicly available chemical hazard assessments on glyphosate, and all the other chemicals to which we are routinely exposed in our food,
    our drinking water, in household products,
    in building materials and through so many other everyday routes of exposure,” Sass wrote.

    —-Of course Monsanto/Bayer are still trying to claim there is ‘nothing wrong’ with glyphosate while undermining scientific enquiry. Users who have contracted non-Hodgkin lymphoma around the world continue to sue. Let’s make sure they pull it off the shelves permanently. We are eating and breathing this toxic stuff everywhere in our fields, schools, parks and crops.

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