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Lift Up One Another


103 Responses to “Lift Up One Another”


  1. 1 marleysperson
    September 1, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Morning everyone….More sadness today, I’m afraid…thinking of TX and the Gulf. Seems so intense all the time. Be strong and keep that anger alive. It will come in handy. Hugs to all

  2. 5 jer44
    September 1, 2021 at 11:02 am

  3. September 1, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Readout of President Biden’s Call with Energy Sector Leaders on Restoring Power after Hurricane Ida
    Aug 31/21
    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/08/31/readout-of-president-bidens-call-with-energy-sector-leaders-on-restoring-power-after-hurricane-ida/)

    Readout of President Biden’s Briefing with Gulf Coast Elected Officials on Hurricane Ida (Aug 30/21)
    Readout of Biden Administration Calls with Gulf Coast Elected Officials (Aug 29/21)
    (wh.gov)

  4. September 1, 2021 at 11:16 am

    These Images Show Just How Bad Hurricane Ida Hit Louisiana’s” Coastline
    “In New Orleans, the city put out a call for hot and nonperishable meals, generators and charging stations and offered options for those interested in donating to assist residents.”
    (https://www.npr.org/2021/08/31/1032737199/images-louisiana-hurricane-ida)

    “FEMA also reminded residents to be cautious of news shared on social media being attributed to the agency.”

  5. 8 jer44
    September 1, 2021 at 11:19 am

  6. 9 ggail44
    September 1, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family

  7. September 1, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Seek Shelter In Another State’:
    Parts Of Louisiana Uninhabitable After Hurricane Ida
    “Joe Valiente, director of emergency management for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, talks with Rachel Maddow about the dire conditions in southern Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Ida where flooding and the lack of electricity and all the things that come with it have made some areas uninhabitable.”

  8. September 1, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Remarks by President Biden on the End of the War in Afghanistan
    (excerpts)

    “The bottom line:
    Ninety [Ninety-eight] percent of Americans in Afghanistan who wanted to leave were able to leave.

    And for those remaining Americans, there is no deadline. We remain committed to get them out if they want to come out. Secretary of State Blinken is leading the continued diplomatic efforts to ensure a safe passage for any American, Afghan partner, or foreign national who wants to leave Afghanistan.”

    “The Taliban has made public commitments, broadcast on television and radio across Afghanistan,
    on safe passage for anyone wanting to leave, including those who worked alongside Americans. We don’t take them by their word alone but by their actions, and we have leverage to make sure those commitments are met.

    Let me be clear:
    Leaving August the 31st is not due to an arbitrary deadline; it was designed to save American lives.”

    “My predecessor, the former President, signed an agreement with the Taliban to remove U.S. troops by May the 1st, just months after I was inaugurated. It included no requirement that the Taliban work out a cooperative governing arrangement with the Afghan government, but it did authorize the release of 5,000 prisoners last year, including some of the Taliban’s top war commanders, among those who just took control of Afghanistan.

    And by the time I came to office, the Taliban was in its strongest military position since 2001, controlling or contesting nearly half of the country.

    The previous administration’s agreement said that if we stuck to the May 1st deadline that they had signed on to leave by, the Taliban wouldn’t attack any American forces, but if we stayed, all bets were off.

    So we were left with a simple decision:
    Either follow through on the commitment made by the last administration and leave Afghanistan, or say we weren’t leaving and commit another tens of thousands more troops going back to war.

    That was the choice — the real choice — between leaving or escalating.

    I was not going to extend this forever war, and I was not extending a forever exit.
    The decision to end the military airlift operations at Kabul airport was based on the unanimous recommendation of my civilian and military advisors — the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and all the service chiefs, and the commanders in the field.”

    “And to ISIS-K: We are not done with you yet.”

    “This decision about Afghanistan is not just about Afghanistan. It’s about ending an era of major military operations to remake other countries.”

    “After 20 years of war in Afghanistan, I refused to send another generation of America’s sons and daughters to fight a war that should have ended long ago.

    After more than $2 trillion spent in Afghanistan — a cost that researchers at Brown University estimated would be over $300 million a day for 20 years in Afghanistan — for two decades — yes, the American people should hear this: $300 million a day for two decades.”

    “I give you my word:
    With all of my heart, I believe this is the right decision, a wise decision, and the best decision for America.”

    Full: (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/08/31/remarks-by-president-biden-on-the-end-of-the-war-in-afghanistan/)

  9. 13 Nerdy Wonka
    September 1, 2021 at 11:25 am

  10. 14 tnmtngirl1
    September 1, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Good morning friends, Every day sees a little improvement. The fatigue is REAL though. I finally got my infusion for psoriatic arthritis yesterday morning. The pain in my toes is lessened considerably! I’m back to cooking and do okay with that though am ready to rest by the time I finish. This morning, I’ve done a little cleaning. Whew, that’s different than cooking. My husband and I together will get it done by the end of the day.

  11. September 1, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Marjorie Taylor Greene Threatens to Shut Down Telecom Companies If They Hand Over Phone Records
    to 1/6 Commission
    (politicus.usa)

    Kevin McCarthy’s Threat To Telecom Companies Reeks Of Criminal Obstruction Of Justice
    (politicus.usa)

  12. September 1, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Introduced in House (04/15/2021) To amend title 28, United States Code, to allow for twelve associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. To amend title 28, United States Code, to allow for twelve associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.

  13. 22 jacquelineoboomer
    September 1, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Nerdy – This sarcastic tweet o’mine has nothing to do with your “life up one another” post on messages from the wonderful Obamas, but I just had to get this out of my system!

  14. 23 ggail44
    September 1, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    😎🥰

  15. 24 amk for obama
    September 1, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Yup. They will lose all three with their pusillanimous lethargic inaction, which is a political misconduct.

  16. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    September 1, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    I’ll try to find a video of Defense Secretary Austin’s remarks and post it for those who missed it. Practically made me cry. After listening to the media fools for the past several days go for everybody’s jugular, I needed to hear an adult speak. Joe Biden has a wonderful team and I’m so glad. And now I shall nap – got up way too early today!

  17. 35 ggail44
    September 1, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    • 36 COS
      September 1, 2021 at 6:09 pm

      Gail, once again I am in total agreement with this post. I mentioned the same thing to someone this morning.Gonna miss Rachel because she always calls attention to local news from different states more than other hosts. I remember when she took down that governor of VA and Newt Gingrich’s scam. She does really detail research.

  18. 37 ggail44
    September 1, 2021 at 1:32 pm

  19. 38 ggail44
    September 1, 2021 at 1:35 pm

  20. September 1, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Male Dominated Mainstream Media Virtually Ignores SCOTUS Letting Texas Kill Roe v. Wade
    “The Supreme Court conservative majority’s refusal to act should have been the biggest story in the country this morning.

    THE MAJORITY OF THE US POPULATION JUST LOST A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT.

    Sarah Jones noted that control of reproductive rights is a cornerstone of authoritarianism:
    “Controlling reproduction has nothing to do with Christianity.
    The Bible is being used as cover for the power grab.
    Women will die as a result of this SCOTUS.
    Women will be terrorized. It incentivized rape by controlling men.
    We knew this was coming. Sorry so few people cared.”

    (https://www.politicususa.com/2021/09/01/male-dominated-mainstream-media-virtually-ignores-scotus-letting-texas-kill-roe-v-wade.html)

    • September 1, 2021 at 1:37 pm

      Easley: “Democrats in Congress must act to put the right to choose into law, and they shouldn’t wait for a media firestorm to build their case because it’s not coming.”

  21. September 1, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Statement by President Joe Biden on Texas Law SB8

    “Today, Texas law SB8 went into effect.
    This extreme Texas law blatantly violates the constitutional right established under Roe v. Wade and upheld as precedent for nearly half a century.

    The Texas law will significantly impair women’s access to the health care they need,
    particularly for communities of color and individuals with low incomes. And, outrageously,
    it deputizes private citizens to bring lawsuits against anyone who they believe has helped another person get an abortion, which might even include family members, health care workers, front desk staff at a health care clinic,
    or strangers with no connection to the individual.

    My administration is deeply committed to the constitutional right established in Roe v. Wade nearly five decades ago and will protect and defend that right.”
    (wh.gov)

  22. 42 ggail44
    September 1, 2021 at 1:49 pm

  23. 43 Nerdy Wonka
    September 1, 2021 at 1:50 pm

  24. 44 Nerdy Wonka
    September 1, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    • 45 ggail44
      September 1, 2021 at 9:02 pm

      The Aurora Police Association’s board of directors stood by the officers, claiming in a Wednesday statement that McClain “died due to a combination of exertion due to his decision to violently resist arrest and a pre-existing heart condition.”

      “The hysterical overreaction to this case has severely damaged the police department,” the statement said.

      WTF?!!!

  25. September 1, 2021 at 1:58 pm

  26. 49 jer44
    September 1, 2021 at 2:19 pm

  27. 51 jer44
    September 1, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    • September 1, 2021 at 3:14 pm

      May there be a little peace in the hearts of the Elijah McClean family and all who have fought for justice.
      In a society that is brazenly protecting the powerful at all costs, via intimidation, violence and coverup,
      this is a start.

  28. September 1, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    ‘Senator’ Johnson was speaking to an uncover reporter
    when he said that 51,000 in Wisconsin didn’t vote for Trump but voted for other Republican candidates.
    Johnson said, “There’s obviously nothing skewed about the results.”

  29. 54 Nerdy Wonka
    September 1, 2021 at 3:33 pm

  30. 55 ggail44
    September 1, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    I’m getting pissed, this is the second time I’ve noticed an overwhelming amount of negative Fox stories.

  31. 56 ggail44
    September 1, 2021 at 8:48 pm

  32. 57 ggail44
    September 1, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Yup

  33. 58 ggail44
    September 1, 2021 at 9:33 pm

  34. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    September 1, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    There are no words.

    • 60 todjey
      September 2, 2021 at 12:46 am

      The GQP is a party of sick sick ppl. They take pleasure in terrorizing women and just the thought of it probably puts turtle to sleep well at night.

  35. 62 pkayden
    September 2, 2021 at 8:52 am

  36. 63 amk for obama
    September 2, 2021 at 9:00 am

  37. 64 amk for obama
    September 2, 2021 at 9:01 am

  38. 65 amk for obama
    September 2, 2021 at 9:01 am

    deaf adders do what deaf adders do.

  39. September 2, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Please take a moment to read Justice Sotomayer’s descent…
    Important to learn what Texas did…

  40. September 2, 2021 at 10:09 am

    More on the TX Law

  41. September 2, 2021 at 10:17 am

    In Texas, 666 Laws Take Effect Wednesday, Including Many Conservative Priorities
    (six hundred and sixty six laws)?????

    “Meanwhile, Texas Democrats have returned to the state after leaving to protest a restrictive voting law.
    That bill eventually passed Tuesday but won’t immediately become law.
    Here are some of the major new laws that do take effect Wednesday in Texas:”

    npr: (https://www.npr.org/2021/09/01/1032894148/in-texas-666-laws-take-effect-sept-1-including-many-conservative-priorities)

  42. September 2, 2021 at 10:22 am

    heard the boycotting has started….

  43. September 2, 2021 at 10:36 am

    AMA, APhA, ASHP statement on ending use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19

    “WASHINGTON, DC – The American Medical Association (AMA), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) strongly oppose the ordering, prescribing, or dispensing of ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial…

    More: (https://www.ama-assn.org/press-center/press-releases/ama-apha-ashp-statement-ending-use-ivermectin-treat-covid-19)
    …..thinking about the children.

  44. September 2, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Montana rule urges schools to give parents say on masks

    “HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte announced a rule Tuesday that encourages schools to give parents final say on whether children should wear facial coverings after several large districts imposed mask requirements amid surging COVID-19 infections in the state.

    It comes a day after the U.S. Department of Education opened civil rights investigations into five Republican-led states that have banned or limited mask requirements in schools, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions.

    Gianforte, a Republican, stopped short of issuing an outright order. Still, medical experts said the rule would likely weaken public trust in masks as an effective tool to combat COVID-19.”
    (AP)

    —–Another ghoul child killer hopeful. Lock him up plus whoever is standing behind him.

  45. September 2, 2021 at 10:50 am

    New Texas Abortion Law ‘Turns Every Anti-Abortion Zealot Into A Bounty Hunter’

    “Rachel Maddow explains the bizarre rules of the new Texas anti-abortion law that, with the blessing of the Supreme Court, will become the new template for Republican legislatures to effectively ban abortion in the United States by delegating vigilantes to hunt down women to target with lawsuits.”

  46. September 2, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Texans Now Have A Lucrative Incentive To Sue Abortion Providers

    “WASHINGTON — Texas’s new 6-week abortion ban provides a lucrative and risk-free financial incentive
    for any private citizen to haul doctors,
    abortion rights advocates,
    and anyone else suspected of helping people get access to abortion into court.”
    (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/texas-abortion-law-who-can-sue)

  47. September 2, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Abortion Rights Activists Rally To Help Texas Women Get Access Out-Of-State

    “Anna Rupani,
    co-executive director of Fund Texas Choice, talks with Rachel Maddow about the threat to women’s right to an abortion posed by the new Texas anti-abortion law, and the outpouring of support to her organization that helps women access their right to have an abortion beyond the reach of Texas restrictions.”

  48. 78 jer44
    September 2, 2021 at 11:28 am

  49. September 2, 2021 at 11:29 am

  50. September 2, 2021 at 11:35 am

    • September 2, 2021 at 12:36 pm

      “Hurricane Ida didn’t care if you were Democrat or Republican, rural or – this destruction is everywhere,
      and it’s a matter of life and death and we are all in this together. This is the challenge of our time.”

      disasterassistance.gov
      Call: 1-800–621-FEMA

  51. September 2, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    local matters

  52. September 2, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    ‘This is a long road ahead of us’:
    Lack of electricity slows Hurricane Ida recovery

    “Jaclyn Hotard, president of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about measures being taken to help residents of her parish, and how the lack of electricity challenges the very habitability of some areas of southern Louisiana.”

    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/-this-is-a-long-road-ahead-of-us-lack-of-electricity-slows-hurricane-ida-recovery-120021061673)

  53. 85 pkayden
    September 2, 2021 at 12:47 pm

  54. 86 Nerdy Wonka
    September 2, 2021 at 1:08 pm

  55. 87 Nerdy Wonka
    September 2, 2021 at 1:12 pm

  56. September 2, 2021 at 1:21 pm

  57. 89 Nerdy Wonka
    September 2, 2021 at 1:22 pm

  58. September 2, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Yazzzzzzz,,,,

    We Will NOT GO BACK….

  59. September 2, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    I will never give in.
    (This comment being blocked, am still trying to post, now in code, next is in French!)

    M speaking to AH last night about the the fallout on actual people because the sc let this unconstitutional
    law go into effect.

  60. September 2, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    OMG…

    this is the Vine Street Expressway in down town Philadelphia….FLOODED

  61. September 2, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Chris Hayes and Ian Ba
    ssin on “Sheer intimidation politics” (Hayes)
    McCarthy and Greene threatened the telecommunication companies after congressional phone records were subpoenaed, which is routine.

    Ian Bassin,
    Former Associate WH Counsel under President Obama:

    “I think it’s worse than an ethics violation.
    What McCarthy essentially did is something that I`ve been calling “autocratic capture”.
    Which is when authoritarian government actors use government power to bully private businesses
    into being their political allies. Or in this case their political lackeys.
    It’s something the Mubarak regime did in Egypt for decades.
    It`s what Vladimir Putin does in Russia.
    It`s what Tucker Carlson’s hero Viktor Orbán does in Hungary.
    It’s not a dynamic that ANY American CEO should want to take hold here.
    And if they give in to this behavior they’re going to embolden it. So I think what the American private sector needs to be talking about is forming a NATO Article 5 mutual defense pact. That if autocratic politicians are going to come after one of them, they’re going to come after all of them.
    Let McCarthy take on the entire American private sector.”

    • September 2, 2021 at 2:15 pm

      Hayes:
      “…the private sector…the major elements of it are hugely lobbying against the Biden reconciliation proposal. They have been very aligned with Mitch McConnell. They’ve been very aligned with the Republican Party in many respects…

      But Marjorie Taylor Greene was on Tucker Carlson last night and goes even further…
      Greene: “These telecommunications companies, if they go along with this, they will be shut down, and that’s a promise.” Carlson: “Good. I hope they’re afraid of you. They should be…”

      Bassin:
      “Yes and I think it actually may send a different message than they intend to American companies,
      because CEOs are now faced with the choice. They can have a future in which they take direction from Donald Trump, and Marjorie Taylor-Greene, and Kevin McCarthy. Or they can have a future in which they take direction from markets and customers and their bottom line.
      And I think for a long time these CEOs have tried to stay on the sidelines or even handed, right?
      As you mentioned they donate to both sides. They’ve tried to stay above what they consider the partisan fray because they don’t want to alienate their employees or customers.

      I think what McCarthy is basically making clear to them is they can stay above that fray no longer.
      They (CEOs) need to double down on the rule of law and democracy
      if they want to actually operate in a free society in the future.
      Because if they try to avoid what they think of as the partisan trade, it`s going to come and find them at a time of its choosing, not theirs.”

  62. 97 pkayden
    September 2, 2021 at 2:19 pm

  63. September 2, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Trump Supporters Use The Taliban As A Role Model For Overthrowing The Government

    “Extremist Trump supporters are praising the Taliban and citing them as inspiration for overthrowing the US government.”

    “”Several concerning trends have emerged in recent weeks on online platforms commonly used by
    anti-government, White supremacist and other domestic violent extremist groups, including “framing the activities of the Taliban as a success,” and a model for those who believe in the need for a civil war in the US,
    the head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, John Cohen,
    said on a call Friday with local and state law enforcement, obtained by CNN.””

    (https://www.politicususa.com/2021/09/01/trump-supporters-use-the-taliban-as-a-role-model-for-overthrowing-the-government.html)

    • September 2, 2021 at 2:30 pm

      Easley:
      “The Republican Party Is Fostering A Growing Threat To The US Government
      The Republican Party has become a safe haven for domestic terrorists.
      It is a place where they can openly advance their agenda of overthrowing democracy in the United States,
      and they get support from members of Congress.
      Extremists who view themselves as kindred spirits with the Taliban are a danger to America.
      They aren’t just a danger to democracy. They are a danger to the nation itself.”
      (politicus.usa)

  64. 100 ggail44
    September 2, 2021 at 2:40 pm

  65. September 2, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    imvho,
    The anti-vaccine trump suicide terrorists have given us a taste of what they’re prepared to do.
    In what’s left of their minds, Trump the chosen one is anointed by Jesus. Of course their Jesus only loves white men who reject women, LGBTQ, people of color, willing to die for the cause, willing to die unvaccinated and take their families with them because they’re going to heaven. Not wrapping themselves in explosives yet
    but saving you from pretend ‘liberal fascists’. McCarthy and McConnell knowingly manipulate the worker bees who believe they’re invincible = no mask or vaccine required. Not quite ready to blow themselves up with bombs, but they’re willing to blow YOU up and the planet, with a virus, a never ending pandemic, deadly insurrection.

    (Now they’re all upset for being arrested. Putin and his lackeys play American right wing populists for fools
    but apparently they don’t see it.)

  66. 102 jer44
    September 2, 2021 at 3:55 pm


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