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  1. 1 ggail44
    August 30, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family.
    Tyler is an awesome and gifted artist. As is his mother.
    Great way to begin this day 🥰

  2. 4 ggail44
    August 30, 2021 at 10:20 am

  3. 6 ggail44
    August 30, 2021 at 10:27 am

    C’mon people, let’s do this!

  4. 8 ggail44
    August 30, 2021 at 10:31 am

  5. 9 ggail44
    August 30, 2021 at 10:38 am

    And still we rise 👏🏾👏🏾💖🙏🏾

  6. 10 tnmtngirl1
    August 30, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Good morning, Every day sees baby steps of improvement. The fatigue, oh the fatigue!!!!! My biggest issue right now (and ends up taking energy I do not have!) is being two weeks late for my Orencia infusion for my Psoratic arthritis. The pain/discomfort in my toes is present 100% of the time. Kept me awake until midnight last night. Tylenol or Ibuprophen help a little, but not much. I am waiting on a call back from my dr’s. office to see if I can get one scheduled.

    My daughter is back to work today and I am so worried about her energy level and how she will do. They are SOOO short staffed anyway. Makes it harder and more stressful on the people they do have. Our granddaughter was cleared to return to school today. However, she is here with us. The parents here in Knox County chose today for a ‘sick out’ day to send a message to our Board and Supt. They are doing ZERO mitigation practices and COVID/quarantines are off the charts. Nearly 10,000 students out Friday and that is just students. (There’s around 60,000 students in our county system.) I don’t remember the number for teachers and staff. They cannot get subs and bus drivers issue also. Is this new or different than any other school district? Nope. The parents are trying anything and everything they can think of. There’s a school board meeting work session this Wednesday and parents are arranging a march/protest. We will see, but I am not overly optimistic, not in this red, insane county and state.

    • 11 whenpamelawandered
      August 30, 2021 at 1:45 pm

      Good on ya’, tnmtngirl1, it’s tough in this madness, good to hear an update, we can keep you all close to our hearts, and maybe it will help a little. 🕊💕🕯💙🕯💕🕊

    • 12 Dudette
      August 30, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      Good to hear your progress. Keep getting stronger and feeling better everyday! 🙏🏾😘

    • August 31, 2021 at 12:05 am

      glad some tiny progress…sorry that tiredness makes everything uphill.
      10,000 students out is really scary, these deadly govenors are risking life and limb and at some point their heads will roll, imo. It’s a lot to deal with…wishing you some sleep tonight and a rest from the news.

  7. 14 ggail44
    August 30, 2021 at 11:39 am

  8. 15 ggail44
    August 30, 2021 at 11:53 am

    The President and his Press Secretary are on the same page

  9. 16 ggail44
    August 30, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Drip, drip, drip

  10. 18 ggail44
    August 30, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Oh that Pete Souza 😎

  11. August 30, 2021 at 12:16 pm

  12. August 30, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    New facet of Covid crisis:
    Misguided people taking ivermectin anti-parasite animal drug
    “Rachel Maddow looks at the startling rise in cases of people in Covid hot spots
    dosing themselves with animal anti-parasite medicine
    because they’ve been misled into thinking, falsely, that ivermectin is a treatment for Covid.”

  13. August 30, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Only 11 cents on the dollar of $46 Billion in the appropriations bill for rental assistance has been distributed.

    Chris Hayes:
    “Late last night (Thursday) the conservatives on the Supreme Court ended the Biden Administration’s moratorium on evictions to protect tenants…the U.S. is still in the midst of the pandemic.
    We just had 2,000 deaths today…evictions could help accelerate the spread of the deadly virus that we have spent a year and a half fighting. And it was under that logic that the moratorium was put in place…
    No one in America should be facing eviction, not one person.
    And landlords should all get their money and be made whole….
    Congress passed and the President signed an appropriation bill with over $46 Billion for Rental Assistance.
    That amount is approximately TWICE the amount of total rental debt in the United States.
    That’s been made available and to be distributed to renters.
    And yet as of July, only $0.11 on the dollar of that money has actually been given out.
    That’s correct.
    89% of that money that was appropriated by Congress is JUST SITTING THERE.
    There is no world where anyone should be evicted, particularly under these circumstances or where any landlord should not have their money. So what happened and what happens next?”

    • August 30, 2021 at 1:25 pm

      Hayes: “Congresswoman let me just get your reaction when you heard last night that the court in this strange unsigned opinion had upheld the lower court striking down of the moratorium.”

      Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO):
      “Even though we knew that that was a possibility the first night we were out there on the steps…the air was knocked out of me. Because again we’re talking about 11 million people.
      We’re talking about individuals, our elders. We’re talking about children that will be forced out onto the street. And it is unconscionable, it is cruel, it’s inhumane. And we’re still in the midst of a deadly pandemic. And we get to hear all the time about how deadly it is! You know, people have lost loved ones over and over again. Communities have been just turned upside down. And now we are saying that it’s OK. The government is saying that it’s OK to just send people out to the streets.”

      “So there are a few different ways that can proceed here. There are states like California, for instance, which has an eviction moratorium. We should note that your efforts to push the Administration to do this did buy 3 weeks that wouldn’t have been there otherwise…but the biggest thing to me is this money that’s sitting here. Just to read you from the Times reporting,
      only about 500,000 households reported receiving assistance,
      another 1.5 million are waiting for approvals,
      while nearly 700,000 have been rejected.
      Those are just the tenants who have tried to get access to the program,
      over 60% of vulnerable renters have not even applied.
      How do we solve this to get the money into the hands of the people that need it?”

      “You know one thing that I’ve seen in my community, I’m going to speak about St. Louis. We were having trouble getting people to be connected to the funds. And so after we slept on the steps for those days.
      After that protest, I spoke with leaders in my community and our community put together clinics. St. Louis County has a clinic set up in our county libraries and our public libraries, so people can come in.
      St. Louis City is doing pop ups. This is how we get people connected and we have to be where the people are. You have to go into those communities. Chris I called to see what that process was like in my own community. And I sat on the phone for an hour and a half waiting. I understand that structurally there were issues, but we have to be able to work through those issues. And people volunteer to help.
      You know, we have to get that money out.
      The landlords need to get that money in their hands so that people can stay in their homes.
      I cannot sit by and allow 8,700 people in my community to hit the streets.
      I can’t allow 11,000,000 people all across this country to hit the streets. I will not.
      It is violence on people.”

    • August 30, 2021 at 1:27 pm

      “The reporter for Houston Public Media tweeted this last night…
      ‘There’s a CDC eviction moratorium in the country now. I just met a Houston couple who filed a CDC form, got 7,000 rent relief, their landlord received it but decided to return it and evict them anyway.
      And then CPS took their baby away
      because they were unhoused.’
      And I think that last line everyone should be thinking about about what the cascading effects of eviction
      are if people get turned out of their houses.”

      “Chris when I was unhoused with my two babies, both of them were arm babies,
      they weren’t walking yet. And we would move the vehicle around the city of St. Louis throughout the night. Because we didn’t want the police to stop us and for them to take our children from us.
      And so I know what that’s like. Why are we putting people in this position when WE HAVE THE MONEY. We have the money and we just need more time to get people signed up to get this relief.”

  14. August 30, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    In Over 2 Weeks Since The Haiti Earthquake,
    This ER Doctor Hasn’t Slept At Home

    “The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti’s southern peninsula buckled cinder block walls and sent heavy cement floors collapsing atop one another like grim stacks of pancakes, crushing arms, legs and entire bodies.”

    “The worst part, he said,
    was the crying parents holding terrifyingly still children and infants, pleading with him to help.
    Their parents were like, ‘Please do something, do something for us.’
    We tried to do our best, but the kids were already dead,” he said.

    That night — and the next, and the next — he slept in an ambulance in the courtyard.”

  15. August 30, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Chef José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen are back where it all began: Haiti

    “As humanitarian aid efforts finally begin to pick up in Haiti’s southern peninsula two weeks after more than 2,200 were left dead and hundreds of thousands homeless by a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake, one organization on the ground is doing something different.
    World Central Kitchen, the relief organization that has made a name for itself setting up makeshift kitchens in disaster zones, is feeding thousands of Haitians across the quake-ravaged terrain.
    Founded by Spanish-born celebrity chef and restaurateur José Andrés, the not-for-profit is distributing sandwiches and daily hot meals, some twice a day, while trying to support local organizations and the Haitian economy.”

    “In many ways, the return to Haiti where it all began, while heartbreaking, is coming back full circle.”
    José: “Yes, it’s coming full circle,” he said. “We are a very persistent organization.
    We don’t take ‘No’ for an answer. We always find a way to do it.”


  16. 32 jer44
    August 30, 2021 at 1:49 pm


    • August 30, 2021 at 2:26 pm

      Preisident Biden reports Congressman Richmond (LA) has a direct line to the WH on Ida.
      Co-ordinating state, local and fed. Rep. Richmond saying “catastrophic damage” but no levies broken.

  17. 34 jer44
    August 30, 2021 at 1:55 pm

  18. August 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Speaker Pelosi:
    Dear Colleague on Supreme Court Ruling on Eviction Moratorium

    Dear Democratic Colleague,
    Last night, in a ruling that is arbitrary and cruel, the Supreme Court ripped away the relief provided by President Biden and Congressional Democrats protecting families from the horror of eviction. The Court’s decision to block the new CDC eviction moratorium is immoral, putting families at risk of being put on the streets, and it is a serious public health threat, as the delta variant continues.

    Preventing mass evictions is a priority that unites Democrats, and I remain proud of the work that our House Democratic Caucus has done to provide relief for families and landlords, including working with the Biden Administration to secure the new moratorium and allocating the $46.5 billion in emergency rental assistance initiated by Chairwoman Maxine Waters. We will continue to work with the Biden Administration and with our communities to urge a halt to evictions and to ensure the immediate disbursement by states and localities of the rental assistance.

    To that end, on Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Department issued revised guidance to state and local grantees to further expedite the flow funds to those in need. These include permitting grantees to rely on self-attestation for assessing household eligibility, allowing advance payments on expected assistance, additional payments to landlords that house evicted tenants or the homeless, assistance for arrears at a previous residence and others. Time is of the essence. The law requires Treasury to reallocate unobligated funds by September 30, 2021 to states and localities that have obligated at least 65 percent of their allocation, provided those jurisdictions demonstrate additional need.

    At the same time, the House is assessing possible legislative remedies. House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters is examining the most effective way to expedite the flow of funding of rental assistance by states and localities. Families must be protected during the pandemic, and we will explore every possible solution.

    As we all agree, eviction is a horror that no family should ever have to experience: cribs and personal belongings on the street, children in fear and distress and parents struggling to find basic shelter. As we work to prevent this crisis, I again salute our House Democratic Caucus for the relentless and values-based leadership that Members continue to bring to this fight.”

    Updates will be ongoing.”


  19. 36 jer44
    August 30, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    LIVE NOW: White House press briefing with Jen Psaki – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-3

  20. August 30, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Follow The Money:
    Trump Campaign Gave 1/6 Rally Organizers $4.3 Million

    Follow The Money:
    Trump Campaign Gave 1/6 Rally Organizers $4.3 Million

    “Former President Donald Trump’s political operation reported paying more than $4.3 million to people and firms that organized the Jan. 6 rally since the start of the 2020 election. However, questions remain about the full extent of the Trump campaign’s involvement in the “Save America” rally on the day of the Capitol attack as a House select committee’s sweeping requests attempt to shine some light on that day’s events.”
    (via Open Secrets)

    “The Trump campaign paid for the rally that brought those who attacked the Capitol to Washington, DC. Trump also incited the crowd to attack the Capitol If Trump’s spending were above board, there would be no need to cover their tracks. House Republicans are trying to hide their phone calls,
    and Trump his campaign is trying to hide their spending.”


  21. 40 Dudette
    August 30, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Some nerdy-science news! ☀️✨🪨

  22. 41 Dudette
    August 30, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    Our military presence in Afghanistan is over.

  23. 43 Dudette
    August 30, 2021 at 6:16 pm

  24. 44 Dudette
    August 30, 2021 at 6:16 pm

  25. 45 Dudette
    August 30, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Prayers for the people of Louisiana 🙏🏾

  26. August 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Secretary Blinken spoke just now as the war in Afghanistan officially concludes. President Biden was firm about ending it, but we know there was no way to end it gently…it was always going to be chaotic, probably bloody. A massive evacuation effort across 18 days, 123,000 successfully evacuated…trying to imagine the stunning
    co-ordination involved by countless U.S. and international entities, the trust and respect involved. Estimated less than 200 Americans remain. some with dual citizenship and long ties there who may prefer to stay.

  27. 47 jer44
    August 30, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    • 48 No Child Left Behind
      August 30, 2021 at 10:12 pm

      Good evening my dear friends in TODVille!

      So happy to see the end of this war.

      I supported the initial attack to go after bin Laden, but when the war became the WMD chase into Iraq while the search for Osama was no longer in the headlines, most people agreed it was the neocons’ pipe dream with Dick Cheney at the realm and GW Bush in tow.

      It was the beginning of the nightmare that Biden had to put an end to.

      Tough decision, complex implementations, bad optic in the early days, but President Biden didn’t flinch because he was thoughtful in his deliberations and resolute in his decision .

      Job well done, Sir. I applaud you.

      • August 31, 2021 at 9:29 am

        Can i quote this part from you

        Tough decision, complex implementations, but President Biden didn’t flinch because he was thoughtful in his deliberations and resolute in his decision .


  28. August 30, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Getting More and More Real

  29. August 30, 2021 at 8:50 pm

  30. 53 No Child Left Behind
    August 30, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Left behind in Afghanistan: my esteem for Richard Engel. The Horse Whisperer.

    Me, too. It was clear how the decision to leave Afghanistan bothered him. So much that he forgot he was supposed to report facts; he was reporting his feelings.

    I couldn’t stand him in any of the shows at MSNBC. His contempt for Biden and Dems is palpable.

  31. 54 Dudette
    August 30, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Thank you for your service, Sir!

    • 55 COS
      August 31, 2021 at 2:09 pm

      I love this photo. I know he is gonna frame this. Thanks to all of these brave soldiers who accomplished this massive task!!!!!

  32. 56 Dudette
    August 30, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    LOL! This really is like an SNL skit! 😁

  33. 57 Dudette
    August 30, 2021 at 11:10 pm


  34. 58 Dudette
    August 30, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Exhibit A

  35. 60 whenpamelawandered
    August 31, 2021 at 1:26 am

    Nite nite, sweethearts, try to rest a little, somehow we will find a way through these crazy times together.


  36. August 31, 2021 at 8:11 am

    On Afghanistan, Biden does what his recent predecessors would not

    “While others talked about ending the war in Afghanistan, President Biden did it, even when it would’ve been politically easier to keep the conflict going.”

    Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/afghanistan-biden-does-what-his-recent-predecessors-would-not-n1278116)

    —-Credit where credit is due.

  37. 64 Dudette
    August 31, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Good Morning! Have a Terrific Tuesday! ❤️

  38. 65 pkayden
    August 31, 2021 at 9:57 am

  39. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    August 31, 2021 at 10:45 am

    He’s a young congressman and a veteran. And he is showing real patriotism in taking this position. Bravo!

  40. 68 jer44
    August 31, 2021 at 12:47 pm

  41. 70 No Child Left Behind
    August 31, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Is anyone else done with the daily comments of Richard Engel who feels we would either stay in Afghan for 60 years or else evacuate the entire country? (a tweet)

    • 71 COS
      August 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm

      I have been done with Richard Engel for a while now. Now, they seem to have moved on to blaming President Biden for promising to stay until everyone was evacuated.

      • 72 No Child Left Behind
        August 31, 2021 at 2:55 pm

        My theory is this: the life of the American expatriate wherever s/he temporarily moves is quite fascinating. Richard Engel sees the end of his Middle Eastern tour coming to an end with all that it entails and doesn’t like it. If the US troops are out, what is he going to cover now? Maybe he will move to Qatar to opine on the rest of the few that will be moving out of Kabul. Or, to Kenya to cover the wildebeest migration.

  42. 73 No Child Left Behind
    August 31, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Thirteen public-facing essential workers have been charged in Manhattan with purchasing fake CDC vaccine cards on Instagram for $200 a pop. Those charged work in NYC hospitals, medical and nursing schools, and nursing homes, according to the Manhattan DA. Story coming.

  43. August 31, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    I did not know about this…

  44. 77 ggail44
    August 31, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Good West Coast morning (yes, it’s still morning out here) Nerdy & TOD family.

  45. 78 ggail44
    August 31, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    A little levity

  46. 79 ggail44
    August 31, 2021 at 2:43 pm

  47. 80 ggail44
    August 31, 2021 at 2:45 pm


    • 81 COS
      August 31, 2021 at 4:05 pm

      This is one reason why I voted NO on the recall. We cannot afford to put any republican in this office; especially Larry Elder. I have always detested that guy!!!!

      • 82 ggail44
        August 31, 2021 at 8:22 pm

        Yup and me too. He’s only in it to take the black vote from Newsom, I hate it when people, especially a black person thinks we’re stupid and all walk in lock step. Ugh!!!

  48. 85 jer44
    August 31, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    • 86 0388jojothecat
      August 31, 2021 at 5:30 pm

      I did not realize the Chickenpox vaccine was developed in 1974. No wonder my cousins daughter got it at 18yrs old in 1998 she was not vaccinated for it but so many kids were starting to get vaccinated around 1974 when she was born 1980 there was probably herd ammunity. Late 90’s is when the antivaxxers were getting started.

  49. 87 jer44
    August 31, 2021 at 4:35 pm


  50. 88 No Child Left Behind
    August 31, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    I thought I was the only one Richard Engel annoys.
    Engel: Biden saying Afghanistan was yesterday’s news, yesterday’s terror threat. That he’s guided by future threats. How can the taliban, who still deny bin laden was responsible for 9-11, controlling a country in the center of asia not constitute a current and future threat?

    A reply: Richard, I’m so sorry your war ended. I can only hope there’s another interminable, unwinnable war for you to cover soon. Thoughts and prayers.

    • 89 COS
      August 31, 2021 at 8:55 pm

      No ChildLeft Behind, love your response to Engel. Wonder where will he land next? He will pronably stay ther in Afghanistan and milk it for all it’s worth.

  51. 90 No Child Left Behind
    August 31, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Now, on the vaccine front: How is a vaccine ID so different from a drivers license? It simply means if you don’t have one you shouldn’t be on the same road as people who know what they’re doing. LOL.

  52. August 31, 2021 at 6:54 pm


  53. 92 jer44
    August 31, 2021 at 7:14 pm

  54. 93 jer44
    August 31, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    • 94 ggail44
      August 31, 2021 at 8:26 pm

      I’m confused. We just received notice that we’re to receive a big COLA increase next year. Who’s wagging the dog this time?

  55. August 31, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Commercial Break 🙂

  56. August 31, 2021 at 8:14 pm

  57. 98 ggail44
    August 31, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    This asshat tells so much mis-information that it’s too much to put on a tweet, but I am gonna try. Here it is in full form
    Los Angeles (CNN)Larry Elder, the leading GOP candidate vying to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom, said he doesn’t think it’s necessary for young people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or for children to wear masks at school, and he vowed to repeal any mask or vaccine mandates for California’s state workers if he is elected to replace the Democratic governor in the September 14 special election.

    “I don’t believe the science suggests that young people should be vaccinated. I don’t believe the science suggests that young people should have to wear masks at school,” Elder told CNN’s Joe Johns during a wide-ranging interview Monday afternoon in Los Angeles.
    Even though some pediatric ICUs faced a shortage of beds in areas that were hard hit by Covid-19 this summer, he went on to make the misleading assertion that “young people are not likely to contract the coronavirus, and when they do, their symptoms are likely to be mild, and they’re not likely to be hospitalized, and certainly not likely to die.”

  58. 103 ggail44
    August 31, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Please let people know that CVS is

  59. 104 Dudette
    August 31, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Y’all, look at our excellent President! Stunning photo by Doug Mills.

  60. 105 Dudette
    August 31, 2021 at 10:10 pm

  61. 106 Dudette
    August 31, 2021 at 10:11 pm

  62. 107 Dudette
    August 31, 2021 at 10:31 pm

  63. 108 Dudette
    August 31, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Bwaaaahahaha! Karma!

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