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Breaking Ground


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  1. August 22, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Obama Presidential Center underway, talk about thrilling…Congrats!!
    –thx NW.

  2. 2 jer44
    August 22, 2021 at 11:53 am

  3. August 22, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Trump sabotaged the Special Immigrant Visas for Afghanis (SIV) Program
    —is why thousands of qualified Afghanis have been waiting for so long, their applications held up for years.

    Olivia Troye,
    Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor to Mike Pence tweeted on Friday:

    “There were cabinet mtgs about this during the Trump Admin where Stephen Miller would peddle his racist hysteria about Iraq & Afghanistan. He & his enablers across gov’t would undermine anyone who worked on solving the SIV issue by devastating the system at DHS & State.”

    ‘I tracked this issue personally in my role during my WH tenure.
    Pence was fully aware of the problem. We got nowhere on it because Trump/S. Miller had watchdogs in place at DOJ, DHS, State & security agencies that made an already cumbersome SIV process even more challenging.(2/7)

    “I met w/ numerous external organizations during my White House tenure who advocated for refugees & pleaded for help in getting US allies through the process. I got the phone calls & letters as the homeland security & CT advisor to Pence…(3/7)

    “The system wouldn’t budge, regardless of how much this was argued about in National Security Council mtgs. The Pentagon weighed in saying we needed to get these allies through the process-Mattis/others sent memos. We all knew the urgency but the resources had been depleted.(4/7)”

    “The fear of people across the Trump Admin to counter these enablers was palpable. There were numerous behind closed door meetings held-strategizing how to navigate this issue. The Trump Admin had FOUR years…(5/7)”

    “Trump had FOUR years-while putting this plan in place-to evacuate these Afghan allies who were the lifelines for many of us who spent time in Afghanistan.
    They’d been waiting a long time.
    The process slowed to a trickle for reviews/other “priorities”-then came to a halt.(6/7)”

    • August 22, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      “Rachel Maddow corroborates claims by former Trump administration insiders, including Olivia Troye,
      who served as counterterrorism and homeland security advisor to Mike Pence in the Trump White House, that the Trump administration under the guidance of Stephen Miller and those loyal to him,
      deliberately sabotaged the refugee visa process,
      including the system by which U.S. allies in Iraq and Afghanistan would be evacuated to safety.”

      “The resources were depleted…the process slowed to a trickle.”

  4. 5 tnmtngirl1
    August 22, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Morning friends. Was waiting for a new thread to do an update. Not very positive. The nausea continues to be vicious. Nausea meds help some, but not a lot. Forcing myself to eat soft foods, drink broth. Am making myself walk some time out of every hour. Taking all the right meds.

  5. August 22, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    Trump knew those Special Immigrant Visas for Afghanis would not be processed in time
    for his May 1 deadline,
    which he bragged could not be stopped.
    He had been ‘devastating the system’ at DHS and State over his 4 years in office.
    He knew that Afghanis couldn’t get out after U.S. troops were removed and the Afghan government collapsing.
    He sabotaged the visa process on purpose. Trump broke the system deliberately to leave Afghanis stranded
    with the Taliban.
    —Looks like Trump set President Biden up.

  6. 12 ggail44
    August 22, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Good West Coast Sunday morning Nerdy & TOD family. Thanks Nerdy for the new page for us to scribble all over 🥰😎😘💜
    I’m so happy the the ground has finally been broken and construction can begin on the Best Presidential Center EVER! 💃🏽⭐️🌟❗️❗️❗️👏🏽👏🏽🔥🌟🔥🌟💗😘🎵🎶🎵😎🕺💐

  7. August 22, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    Have noticed that people abandon you the way they were abandoned…but not like this.

    Trump abandoned the Afghanis to the four winds, the Kurds, wanted to abandon NATO, remember the long list
    of insiders who opposed him and were in his way. He abandoned the American people to Covid-19 causing hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths, setting the stage for a virus that may always be with us. He lives the language of callous neglect, abandonment and denial.
    …i think he would put his own self before everything on the planet. How much longer?

  8. August 22, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Is it true that Matt Getz eloped and got married….INCREDIBLE…trying to keep my feet on the ground…SMH at this…

  9. 17 ggail44
    August 22, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    👏🏾👏🏾

  10. 18 Dudette
    August 22, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Hi Everyone! Here’s something cool to watch when you need an escape from the news.

  11. 20 pkayden
    August 22, 2021 at 9:24 pm

  12. 21 amk for obama
    August 22, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    lol

  13. 22 amk for obama
    August 22, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    and here I thought it was sangria. wimmin/smh.

  14. 23 amk for obama
    August 22, 2021 at 10:03 pm

  15. 24 amk for obama
    August 22, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    lol. poor guy.

  16. 25 amk for obama
    August 22, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    nice to see bernie out there wo the usual noise.

  17. 26 amk for obama
    August 22, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    lol. they wish.

  18. 27 amk for obama
    August 22, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    bet it’s coming soon. fuck nyt.

  19. 28 amk for obama
    August 22, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    and here I thought the war criminal was dead.

  20. 29 amk for obama
    August 22, 2021 at 10:09 pm

  21. 30 amk for obama
    August 22, 2021 at 10:11 pm

  22. 31 amk for obama
    August 22, 2021 at 10:12 pm

  23. 32 ggail44
    August 22, 2021 at 10:26 pm

  24. 34 ggail44
    August 22, 2021 at 10:27 pm

  25. 35 ggail44
    August 22, 2021 at 10:30 pm

  26. 37 ggail44
    August 22, 2021 at 10:32 pm

  27. 38 ggail44
    August 22, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    THIS!

  28. 39 ggail44
    August 22, 2021 at 10:39 pm

  29. 40 ggail44
    August 22, 2021 at 10:41 pm

  30. 41 amk for obama
    August 22, 2021 at 10:51 pm

  31. 42 amk for obama
    August 22, 2021 at 11:26 pm

  32. 43 amk for obama
    August 23, 2021 at 12:36 am

  33. 44 amk for obama
    August 23, 2021 at 12:36 am

  34. 45 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Hey Guys, San Jose named a street after PBO and Tyler Gordon did a portrait to commemorate it!

  35. 47 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Way to go Hawaiian Airlines!

  36. 48 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 1:16 am

    Happy Anniversary MVP and Second Gentleman! What a lovely couple!

  37. 49 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 1:52 am

    MVP Kamala Harris in Singapore

  38. 52 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 2:02 am

    Jen Psaki is the best!😄

  39. 53 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Prayers for the families of those lost in the flooding in Tennessee. 🙏🏾😔

  40. 54 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Prayers for everyone being affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Henri. 🙏🏾

  41. 55 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 2:38 am

    Some natural beauty from our national parks.

  42. 57 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 2:39 am

  43. 59 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 2:39 am

  44. 60 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 2:39 am

  45. 61 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 2:40 am

    What a majestic sight!

  46. 63 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 2:42 am

  47. 64 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 2:43 am

  48. 65 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 2:53 am

    This is fascinating!

  49. 66 jer44
    August 23, 2021 at 9:05 am

    He is the son of Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy.

  50. 67 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 9:18 am

    More of VP Harris in Singapore

    • 68 Dudette
      August 23, 2021 at 9:23 am

    • 69 Dudette
      August 23, 2021 at 9:24 am

    • 70 Dudette
      August 23, 2021 at 9:25 am

    • 71 Dudette
      August 23, 2021 at 9:27 am

    • 72 Dudette
      August 23, 2021 at 9:29 am

      • 73 Dudette
        August 23, 2021 at 9:32 am

  51. 74 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 9:19 am

    VP Kamala Harris and PM Lee Hsien Loong press conference

  52. 77 marleysperson
    August 23, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Morning everyone. Remember when tfg threw paper towels at everyone because he thought that would help? President Biden is airlifting tens of thousands out of a country AND working in Haiti to help those that have suffered through an earthquake…don’t listen to the haters. AND dealing with COVID and trying to get people vaccinated (all over the world) tnmtngirl….feel better soon. Have a great day everyone.

  53. 78 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 9:34 am

  54. 79 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 9:34 am

  55. 80 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Info from US Embassy Singapore on VP Harris’s visit

  56. 81 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 9:42 am

  57. 82 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 9:46 am

  58. 83 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Barack Obama Boulevard, San Jose

  59. 85 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Pfizer’s COVID vaccine gets full FDA approval

  60. 86 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 9:58 am

  61. 87 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

  62. 88 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 10:05 am

  63. 92 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Two firsts

  64. 93 amk for obama
    August 23, 2021 at 10:33 am

  65. 94 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 10:35 am

    • 95 Dudette
      August 23, 2021 at 10:35 am

  66. 96 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Exhibit #13367 why Mississippi is the bottom of the barrel.

    • 97 0388jojothecat
      August 23, 2021 at 11:26 am

      So if they go to prison, the prisons will be full of newly sick people? Or if they survive Covid-19 and released from the hospital, they go to prison? What is wrong in MS, too much lead in the air and water?

  67. 98 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 10:43 am

    Obama Foundation Annual Report

  68. 99 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 10:44 am

    The Obama Presidential Center will house the newest branch of Chicago Public Library.

  69. 100 Dudette
    August 23, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Have a great Monday everybody! 😎

  70. 101 amk for obama
    August 23, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Fuck around find out.

  71. 102 amk for obama
    August 23, 2021 at 11:06 am

  72. 103 jer44
    August 23, 2021 at 11:22 am

  73. 104 jer44
    August 23, 2021 at 11:32 am

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