Helping Haiti Rebuild

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  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    August 17, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Jim Acosta

    CNN: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement from his office.

  2. 3 No Child Left Behind
    August 17, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Good afternoon TODVille.

    May God protect us all, whether we are here or elsewhere, in Haiti or in Afghanistan, in NY or TX.

  3. 6 jer44
    August 17, 2021 at 6:44 pm

  4. 8 jer44
    August 17, 2021 at 6:48 pm

  5. 10 tnmtngirl1
    August 17, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    I get sicker each day though my 02 level is great. Low grade fever sometimes. My daughter and I are getting the infusion tomorrow at 7:30. Bad,bad news is that Aliya now has it. 😢😡😢😡😢😡

  6. August 17, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    On The Same Day Greg Abbott Announces He Has COVID,
    Texas Has Requested 5 Mortuary Trailers From FEMA

    “In fact, 40% of the new cases in the entire country are coming from either Texas or Florida.”

    • August 17, 2021 at 7:43 pm

      If Abbott orders Dallas Superintendent Hirojoso to enforce no-masking (140,000 wore them just fine):
      Why doesn’t the Hirojoso move to OK let’s just shut the schools down then. And let Abbot deal with it.
      —-How are we allowing Abbot and DeSantis to put our children in the middle of their war
      on science and decency?

      • 21 carla4obama
        August 17, 2021 at 9:14 pm

        It’s now up to the voters of Texas and Florida. They vote for these creeps! Otherwise wear your masks to protect yourself as much as you can and get children ,that are eligible, vaccinated.

    • 22 pkayden
      August 18, 2021 at 8:04 pm


  7. 23 amk for obama
    August 17, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    How does the ‘base’ not see such a sickening hypocrisy?

    • 24 todjey
      August 17, 2021 at 11:02 pm

      Lack of critical thinking.

      While I think being selfish is abhorrent…i also think the ability for some critical thinking where you don’t vote against your self interest is paramount.

      Just goes to show that they don’t value their own lives, imo.

    • 25 pkayden
      August 18, 2021 at 8:05 pm

      I wish there was a political price to pay for his hypocrisy.

  8. 26 amk for obama
    August 17, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    guess elections do matter.

  9. 29 amk for obama
    August 17, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    these thug cowards are the first in line to the hospital when they catch covid.

  10. 30 jer44
    August 17, 2021 at 10:57 pm

  11. 32 amk for obama
    August 17, 2021 at 11:00 pm

  12. 33 amk for obama
    August 17, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    too late, they had their chance and blew it by reelecting these corrupt thugs all over the state.

  13. 35 amk for obama
    August 17, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    except one had two school going daughters.

  14. 37 amk for obama
    August 17, 2021 at 11:05 pm


  15. 40 amk for obama
    August 17, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    what a fucked up system of ‘democracy’.

  16. 42 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Fucked up parents fucking up their kids’ lifes.

  17. 43 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Fucked up parents fucking up their kids’ lifes.

  18. 44 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 3:55 am

  19. 46 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 8:34 am

    voting against your own interests hits the peak?

  20. 49 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 9:02 am

    hope the venomous thug suffers hell on earth before he goes to meet his maker for putting so many others in danger.

  21. 54 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 9:43 am

  22. 55 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 9:44 am

    corrupt cowards aided and abetted by corrupt msm.

  23. 56 jer44
    August 18, 2021 at 10:16 am

  24. 60 tnmtngirl1
    August 18, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Been home awhile. Took little less time than we thought. Our symptoms may get worse in a few hours. Our body’s response to the exaggerated immune system/antibody infusion. Then, should start feeling better.

  25. 65 jer44
    August 18, 2021 at 10:29 am

  26. August 18, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Congresswoman Omar:
    “Some Republicans saying they do not want Afghan refugees to come to the U.S. is slammed by Rep. Ilhan Omar, who also responds to the conservative host who said President Biden wants ‘a couple hundred thousand more Ilhan Omars.’ (ReidOut)

    “We are going to keep our commitment. We’re going to keep our promise. And we’re going to keep pushing the administration and other countries to do their part. The Afghani people deserve not just our empathy, but they need our partnership and our allyship to make sure that their lives are safe and prosperous.”

  27. August 18, 2021 at 11:38 am

    For Afghan Women, Taliban Stir Fears of Return to a Repressive Past

    “Since the U.S. ousted the Taliban, women and girls have rejoined society in ways that would have been unimaginable under their rule. Now those gains are threatened.

    As Afghan women cloistered in their homes on Tuesday, fearing for their lives and their futures under Taliban rule, a pair of female television broadcasters offered starkly contradictory visions of the country’s direction.

    On Tuesday morning, Beheshta Arghand, a newscaster with the privately owned Tolo News channel,
    interviewed a Taliban official, asking him about the Taliban’s house-to-house searches in the Afghan capital.

    “The entire world now recognizes that the Taliban are the real rulers of the country,”
    said the official, Mawlawi Abdulhaq Hemad, a member of the Taliban’s media team.
    “I am still astonished that people are afraid of Taliban.”

    The remarkable scene of a Taliban official taking questions from a woman journalist
    was part of a broader campaign by the Taliban to present a more moderate face to the world and to help tame the fear gripping the country since the insurgents seized the capital on Sunday.”


    • August 18, 2021 at 11:45 am

      If the Taliban are now miraculously the nice guys
      who are “astonished” that people still afraid of them, why cannot they give the U.S. more time?
      How about extending the evacuation date?

  28. 70 jer44
    August 18, 2021 at 1:19 pm

  29. August 18, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    GOP governors who are OK with risking children’s lives and the lives of their family members:

    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) announced that the state will withhold Covid-19 relief funds from schools
    that have mask mandates in place.

    Rep. Greg Stanton responds:
    “The Governor’s gambit to deny American Rescue Plan funds to schools following CDC guidance
    not only puts students at risk—it violates the law as written by Congress.
    @USTreasury should make clear that these funds should go to all schools.”


  30. 73 jer44
    August 18, 2021 at 1:51 pm

  31. 75 ggail44
    August 18, 2021 at 2:08 pm

  32. August 18, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Why we must vaccinate.

    It is simple. A child can understand. Viruses replicate. In the process of copying mutation can happen.

    The more replication, the more chances for mutations to occur and accumulate.

    The anti-vaxxers are opening up the possibility for endless replication and mutation.

    = There will be no exit in the future for our children if we let the deniers (like GOP governors) have their way.

  33. August 18, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    The School Culture Wars: ‘You Have Brought Division to Us’
    From mask mandates to critical race theory and gender identity, educators are besieged.
    “You are just trying to keep everything from collapsing,” one official said.

  34. 81 ggail44
    August 18, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Right On President Biden!!!

  35. August 18, 2021 at 6:29 pm

  36. 84 jer44
    August 18, 2021 at 6:33 pm


    An organization focused on protecting public parks in Chicago is asking the Supreme Court to halt construction of former President Barack Obama’s presidential library, arguing the federal government failed to conduct the legally required reviews of the center’s environmental impact. …


  37. 85 No Child Left Behind
    August 18, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    CNN International

    The sentencing for one of the January 6 US Capitol rioters was abruptly postponed after new videos emerged of the man allegedly fighting with police, an unexpected twist because prosecutors hadn’t previously accused him of committing violence that day.

    Splendid! Lock them all up.

  38. 86 No Child Left Behind
    August 18, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Kurson, a former New York Observer editor and a close friend of former president Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, was charged Wednesday in a New York state eavesdropping and computer trespassing case months after receiving a federal pardon as he faced similar harassment allegations. Kurson’s arrest marks what is likely to be the first instance of a local prosecutor pursuing state-level charges against a person after that individual was given a pass by Trump for the same alleged conduct that federal authorities had pursued.

  39. August 18, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Ensuring a Safe Return to In-Person School for the Nation’s Children

    “At the same time, however, some State governments have adopted policies and laws that interfere
    with the ability of schools and districts to keep our children safe during in-person learning. Some of these policies and laws have gone so far as to try to block school officials from adopting safety protocols aligned with recommendations from the CDC to protect students, educators, and staff. And some State officials have even threatened to impose personal financial consequences on school officials who are working tirelessly to put student health and safety first and to comply with their legal obligations to their communities to further the essential goal of a safe, in-person education for all students.

    Our priority must be the safety of students, families, educators, and staff in our school communities.
    Nothing should interfere with this goal.”


  40. 89 pkayden
    August 18, 2021 at 7:20 pm

  41. 90 ggail44
    August 18, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    His last few sentences are so spot on! Listen with both ears.

  42. August 18, 2021 at 7:38 pm

  43. August 18, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Right ON!

  44. 93 pkayden
    August 18, 2021 at 8:02 pm

  45. 98 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    while the biden admin still asleep at the wheels.

  46. 99 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    how is this even close? the guy won big just a few months back.

  47. 100 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 9:42 pm

  48. 101 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 9:43 pm

  49. 102 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 9:48 pm

  50. 103 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 9:54 pm

  51. 104 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 9:58 pm

  52. 105 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

  53. 106 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 10:03 pm

  54. 107 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 10:05 pm

  55. 111 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 10:06 pm


  56. 114 pkayden
    August 18, 2021 at 10:15 pm

  57. August 18, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    How Dorothy Oliver Got 94% Of Her Alabama Town Vaccinated

    “Alabama has the lowest Covid-19 vaccination rate in the country,
    but thanks to a retired office administrator in one small town, the vaccination rate is 94%.
    Dorothy Oliver organized a pop-up vaccination clinic in Panola, Ala., and then went door-to-door to answer questions and get people signed up. Oliver tells Lawrence O’Donnell she “saw the seriousness of this disease” early on, and has no plans to stop urging others to get the vaccine “until the job is done.”

  58. 117 pkayden
    August 18, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    • 118 pkayden
      August 18, 2021 at 11:41 pm

      • 119 COS
        August 19, 2021 at 12:20 am

        I watched the shows tonight to see if Afghanistan would be the lead story. Surprisingly, they all led with COVID. Rachel led with it but it was different. Maybe the have been losing viewers. I am certainly one of them.

        • August 19, 2021 at 9:53 am

          Rachel Maddow told the incredible story of Major Officer Thomas Schueman and his interpreter,
          who goes by the name of Zak. Zak signed up to work with marines when he was 20 years old.
          After a series of harrowing Hail Mary’s, with the help of Major Schueman and so many others, he and his young family finally got on a plane in Kabul.
          His family is qualified to immigrate here but the process hit a snag 6 years ago. Zak also basically served as a marine in perilous places like Sangin.
          The Taliban informed him in a letter that they would kill him for working with U.S. forces.
          Like Rachel… i broke down just now trying to convey this impossible, excruciating story to a friend.
          Will post it up today.

  59. 121 amk for obama
    August 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    because one is being pushed by their rethug rulers (sic) with venal kickbacks.

  60. 122 amk for obama
    August 19, 2021 at 12:01 am

  61. 123 amk for obama
    August 19, 2021 at 1:42 am

    Former Netflix staffers charged for making $3m from insider trading


    Small fries. Now do senate and congress critters and the traitorous thug and his klan.

  62. August 19, 2021 at 6:40 am

    Thought y’all might enjoy this documentary, here’s trailer:

  63. August 19, 2021 at 8:40 am

    This makes me feel good~👩🏽

  64. 127 jer44
    August 19, 2021 at 10:41 am


    Florida’s largest school district approved mask mandates late Wednesday in defiance of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) order that parents should be given an option to opt their kids out of wearing face coverings in classrooms.

    The board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools approved the policies on a 7-1 vote, according to The New York Times. … https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/568512-floridas-largest-school-district-mandates-masks-in-defiance-of-desantis

  65. 129 Dudette
    August 19, 2021 at 10:55 am

    It’s happening!!! Construction on the Obama center has started!

    • August 19, 2021 at 11:27 am

      Aug 16th:
      “Starting this morning, Cornell Drive will begin to be narrowed from six lanes to four lanes between 59th Street and Hayes Drive. At the same time, the easternmost block of South Midway Plaisance, between Stony Island Avenue and Cornell Drive, will be permanently closed.”
      More….happy traffic details!!

  66. August 19, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Afghan Women Journalists Stalwart In Face Of Taliban Takeover

    “Lotfullah Najafizada, head of Tolo News in Afghanistan,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about the strength and courage of Afghan women journalists
    and how Western media and supporters of press freedoms can support Afghan journalism during this precarious transition to Taliban rule.”

  67. 132 Dudette
    August 19, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Val Demings is polling in a statistical tie with Rubio!

  68. 133 amk for obama
    August 19, 2021 at 10:57 am

    High time hospitals started doing this. And the insurance companies stepped in too.

  69. 134 amk for obama
    August 19, 2021 at 10:58 am

    A former acting Labour leader has called for women to be heard, rather than Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

    Harriet Harman said that would be better than Mr Raab “simply talking to other male leaders”.

    She said the UK government should appoint a minister responsible for liaising with women in Afghanistan.

    She also said women should be included in any future negotiations with the Taliban.


  70. August 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Major Newspapers Push to Get Workers Out of Afghanistan
    “Three of the largest U.S. newspaper organizations are working to extract employees and their families after Taliban’s takeover”

  71. 136 Dudette
    August 19, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Love this! 🦬

  72. 138 Dudette
    August 19, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Go Dorothy!

  73. August 19, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Dr. Fauci:
    Hospitals becoming overrun due to COVID is a tragedy

    “COVID-19 booster shots, in terms of why they are necessary while the vaccines do work, are explained by Dr. Anthony Fauci. Dr. Fauci also addresses hospitals being overrun due to COVID-19, telling Joy Reid,
    ‘What you’re seeing is entirely predictable, if you don’t get people vaccinated, and yet entirely preventable by vaccine.”

    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/watch/covid-19-booster-shots-hospitals-being-overrun-addressed-by-dr-anthony-fauci-119001669727)

  74. August 19, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Refugee expert slams Stephen Miller: He’s not an authority on American way of life

    ReidOur: “As the situation in Afghanistan deteriorates, immigrants and refugees possibly coming to the U.S. stirs significant GOP resistance. Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, president and CEO of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, slams Stephen Miller’s controversial statements on Afghan refugees.”

    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/watch/afghanistan-and-stephen-miller-s-statements-on-afghan-refugees-discussed-by-expert-119002181610)

  75. 141 Dudette
    August 19, 2021 at 11:52 am


  76. August 19, 2021 at 11:54 am

    How One Woman’s ‘Taliban Nightmare Came True’
    “Graduate student Nasrin Nawa was able to flee Kabul days before it fell to the Taliban. But her parents and sister remain trapped.”

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