“Where You Are Is Where You Fight”

106 Responses to ““Where You Are Is Where You Fight””

  1. September 2, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    The travesty that happened in Texas will be replicated in other GOP-run states. We need federal protection and a rebalancing of the Supreme Court which has so grievously failed to protect voting rights, women’s rights, and more.

  2. 3 No Child Left Behind
    September 2, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Good Evening TODVille!

    Moving forward from last night.

  3. 4 pkayden
    September 2, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    • September 3, 2021 at 12:35 pm

      thx pkayden….

      “What you are also seeing is this slow motion normalization of violence….
      if you believe the Big Lie then we might be justified in picking up guns and shooting one another….
      that fighting might actually mean fighting.

      You can foment violence, you can try to try to overturn an election, you can hang around with white nationalists, you can speculate about Jewish space lasers, and you are a member of good standing of the Republican Party. You are not only not punished for that, you become a rock star.
      But if you take your responsibilities seriously and you try to find out the truth, then you are subject to a purge. You are ex-communicated.” (Sykes)

  4. 6 pkayden
    September 2, 2021 at 6:52 pm

  5. 8 amk for obama
    September 2, 2021 at 6:57 pm

  6. 9 ggail44
    September 2, 2021 at 7:50 pm

  7. 11 ggail44
    September 2, 2021 at 9:06 pm

  8. 14 ggail44
    September 2, 2021 at 10:04 pm

  9. 17 jer44
    September 2, 2021 at 10:47 pm

  10. 20 jer44
    September 2, 2021 at 10:58 pm

  11. 21 jer44
    September 2, 2021 at 11:09 pm

  12. September 2, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Good evening, TODville! Nerdy, as always, thanks for keeping the home fires burning! You help keep me sane.

  13. September 2, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    THREAD 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

    • 26 todjey
      September 3, 2021 at 2:31 am

      I hope they expand the size of the court.

      Turtle is nothing but evil.
      First he denies PBO’s pick . Then, the hypocritical you know what rushes thru RBG’s replacement.

  14. 27 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 1:12 am

    • 28 amk for obama
      September 3, 2021 at 1:13 am

      Wrong ‘un.

  15. 29 pkayden
    September 3, 2021 at 8:16 am

  16. 30 pkayden
    September 3, 2021 at 8:40 am

  17. 31 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Alarmist warning.

  18. 33 ggail44
    September 3, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Good West Coast Fri-YAY morning Nerdy & TOD family.

  19. 34 ggail44
    September 3, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Good question

  20. 36 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 11:21 am

    • 37 ggail44
      September 3, 2021 at 2:33 pm

      I love it when outsiders and agitators stand on the sidelines and gripe about what we aren’t doing. If you can do better, then join us, or else STFU!

  21. 42 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 11:35 am

    That sounds about white.

  22. 43 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 11:51 am

  23. September 3, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Reading about the experience is recommended:

    Trying to post up about medical over surgical procedures for early abortion.
    Used in over 14 countries, FDA approved.

    –Of course my posts on the topic are being blocked.

  24. September 3, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Women’s health law draws surge of support in wake of Texas anti-abortion vigilante law

    “Rep. Judy Chu talks with Rachel Maddow about the rush of support for her Women’s Health Protection Act
    that would codify the protections of Roe v. Wade after the Supreme Court opened the door to those protections being eliminated, and whether that surge in support is enough to pass the bill even through the Senate.”

  25. September 3, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    “In the Dead of Night, the Supreme Court Proved It Has Too Much Power”
    by Jamelle Bouie

  26. September 3, 2021 at 1:36 pm


    New TX Abortion Law Is Close To ‘Something Very Medieval’

    Neil Katyal:
    “Former US Acting Solicitor General speaks to Nicolle Wallace about the new draconian abortion law in Texas that bans all abortions, without rape or incest exceptions, after 6 weeks of pregnancy.”

  27. September 3, 2021 at 1:47 pm


    September 3, Friday
    10 a.m. – Coverage of ISS Expedition 65 Russian Spacewalk #49 to begin outfitting the Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module (Novitskiy and Dubrov; spacewalk scheduled to begin at 10:35 a.m. EDT;
    will last around 6 hours, 50 minutes)

    Now on NASA Live.

  28. September 3, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Ms. Dudette…où est-tu?

  29. 54 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    toad being toady.

  30. September 3, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Remarks by President Biden on Hurricane Ida Response Efforts
    Sept 02/21

    “We’ve seen reports of winds up to 170 miles per hour — it’s not been confirmed yet by FEMA,
    but 170 miles an hour — causing unimaginable damage, with debris and downed powerlines making roads impassable and slowing response efforts to save folks and property. You know, the people continue to shelter in place.

    Tomorrow, I’ll be traveling to Louisiana to meet with Governor John Bel Edwards, as well as the parish presidents and mayors and the local officials representing the affected areas.

    Governor Edwards encouraged me to come and assured me that the visit will not disrupt recovery efforts on the ground. That’s what I wanted to be sure of.

    My message to everyone affected is: We’re all in this together. The nation is here to help.”


    —President Biden visits Louisiana today.

  31. September 3, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    FEMA preparing for power outage of ‘several weeks’ in Louisiana; hospitals prioritized

    Deanne Criswell, FEMA Administrator:
    “FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell talks with Rachel Maddow about responding to simultaneous nationwide emergencies from fires to floods to a situation in southeastern Louisiana that has actually become more dire since Hurricane Ida knocked out power for millions of people.”

    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/fema-preparing-for-power-outage-of-several-weeks-in-louisiana-hospitals-prioritized-120102981929)

  32. 58 jer44
    September 3, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Scheduled for 3 :35 – p.m.

    Watch live coverage as President Biden delivers remarks on his administration’s response efforts to Hurricane Ida during a visit to Louisiana.

  33. September 3, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    “According to a Gallup poll from June,
    58% of Americans want to see Roe v Wade remain the precedent while 32% want to see it overturned.
    That is almost identical to what attitudes were 30 years ago.
    And now that is being destroyed by the Republican Party and the conservative movement before our eyes.
    And you can see they are uneasy about it.” (Hayes)

    Speaker Pelosi: “When we go back to Washington, we will be putting Roe v Wade codification on the floor of the House to make sure that women everywhere have access to reproductive health. And I say that as a mother of five children.”

    “This is the first pro-choice majority Congress.” (Rep. Ayanna Pressley)

    • September 3, 2021 at 2:56 pm

      Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Oversight and Reform Committee, chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus Abortion Rights and Action Task Force, speaks to Chris Hayes.

      “So since 1973 when Roe was decided finding a Constitutional right to an abortion for women under the right to privacy, there has been a Constitutional threshold for which laws states can and can’t pass.
      And it’s determined by courts through…women’s health, through the series of cases. What you’re proposing through your legislation would just to actually just pass a law which Congress never done,
      to say states cannot restrict this thing. Is that the way it would work?”

      Congresswoman Pressley:
      “That’s right. And Chris you know this isn’t a bill that was just written.
      This is a bill that was written many years ago
      because we anticipated and forecasted that we’d find ourselves at just this inflection point. Again I’m not at all surprised by the extremism of this court. Which is why we do need to expand the court,
      which is why we do need to codify Roe v Wade, and ensure access to abortion for all people, and ensure that state laws like the one in Texas are not passed anywhere else.

      And that’s why my bill with Judy Chu needs to come to the floor for a vote.
      We also need to abolish the filibuster.
      So we need to codify a Roe v Wade,
      pass the Women’s Health Protection Act.
      We need to abolish the filibuster.
      We need to expand the courts and we need to repeal Hyde.”

    • September 3, 2021 at 2:57 pm

      ““You know the impact of these policies is disproportionately borne by the most vulnerable.
      That’s true for the Hyde Amendment as well. And it is the most vulnerable and the most marginalized,
      who delivered this Democratic majority. And so it’s up to us now for Congress to act to meet the moment and to deliver on the most basic rights to that coalition of voters.”

  34. September 3, 2021 at 3:30 pm


    ‘This virus is not sparing children’
    |COVID cases among Florida children younger than 12 rises by nearly 10,000 in August

    “The Florida Department of Health from the week of Aug. 20-26 shows 26,475 new COVID cases among children younger than 12. Between Aug. 6-12, that number was 16,754.”


    • September 3, 2021 at 3:33 pm

      Within days of an unvaccinated teacher going massless despite conscientious school rules,
      half of her class with positive for Covid. DESANTIS is withholding funds from school districts in Florida.
      –Via executive order he is blocking vaccination requirements for school teachers and staff.

      Dr. Vickie Cartwright, Interim Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools
      to Chris Hayes:
      “No, we do not have the vaccination requirement at my school district at this time.”

      “Why did you decide to require masks inside your schools, despite the fact that Governor said he would take away funding for your school district?”

      “So this decision was something that was very difficult for our School Board to consider and to look into and to make a decision on. What happened is the numbers here in Broward County were starting to spike in our numbers, we continue to see spread that was happening throughout our county. We were now also starting to see where the hospitalization rates and the pediatric ICU beds were also increasing.

      And so whereas originally in summertime, we were thinking we were going to be able to make it optional,
      it just got to the point where unfortunately the data for our county was very alarming and very concerning. We’re coming back to school, all back, in-person. So we knew that the mitigation strategy of being able to separate by 6 feet or 3d feet is just nearly impossible inside of the classroom.

      So with the positivity rate increasing and knowing that we needed to take as many mitigation factors into play as possible, that was why our Board made that decision. And very difficult decision. I don’t want to go against the Governor. But at the same time, they’re responsible. Their constitutional duties require for them to provide that safe environment here locally within Broward County.”

    • September 3, 2021 at 3:35 pm

      Hayes: “I’m still a little unclear on what the actual stick the governor is wielding against the school district.”

      “Actually right now we have two different sanctions that are in place.
      The first sanction that he is doing is withholding the school board members’ salaries for each month that we are not in compliance. Now and that’s important to also realize is that even though our Board made this decision, we’re revisiting the decision after Labor Day.

      So we’re going to continue to monitor…so our school board members prior to the commissioner coming out and saying that they were going to withhold their funds, on August 26 they withheld the funds. So it was $35,000, a little bit over that…

      And the other thing that they also put in sanctions for was with paperwork, as you might say.
      So on a daily basis every one of my schools, every one of them,
      those Principals at this point in time have to certify a report that basically goes into listing the names of students, the parents, information, the contact information for any student that we had to discipline.
      Or if a parent or the student themselves or a caregiver just report that the child has been harassed. And we’re doing that because even then the order they gave us was so vague.”

      HAYES: “So, they’re punishing you with dumb paperwork for a masking requirement to try to protect the school. How have parents been about this?”

      “Overwhelmingly supportive. Everywhere I’m going when I’m interacting with community members, when I’m interacting out at our school sites, of course there are parents there as well. Every one of them (say) “Thank you. Thank you for protecting our children.”

  35. 67 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    • September 3, 2021 at 6:52 pm

      It is so INCREDIBLE to think about…

      BUT I ALSO THINK ABOUT THURGOOD MARSHAL when he was an attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund…when he was fighting JIM CROW and SEGREGATION in the courts…whenever he came to one of the southern towns…he had to be hidden away…because the white folks of the town were seeking to lynch him…but he came anyway

  36. September 3, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    ghoul gop ‘pro-life’ governors
    from targeting
    our unvaccinated children,
    putting them in the Hospital,
    and taking their lives.

    i. am. begging. you.

  37. September 3, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    Court rejects Trump clean water rule with ‘significant’ Arizona impact
    by Ulysse Bex

    “WASHINGTON – Environmental groups welcomed a federal judge’s decision this week
    to overturn Trump-era clean-water regulations
    that were so narrow
    that many waterways in Arizona ended up being excluded from federal oversight.
    The Monday ruling by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez said the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule has “been particularly significant in arid states”
    like Arizona and New Mexico, and that it must be reversed while federal regulators devise new standards.
    States like Arizona were significantly affected, where so many water bodies were cut out of the Clean Water Act” under the Trump regulations, said Janette Brimmer, a senior attorney for Earthjustice. It represented six Native American tribes, including the Pascua Yaqui and Tohono O’odham in Arizona, that had sued to overturn the rule.”


  38. September 3, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Stardate September 3, 2021
    A good weekend to all…eh we made it to Friday!!

    Trying out a new swimming place, longtime one closed due to Covid.

  39. September 3, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    For the man devoid of feeling,
    the dimming evening
    holds nothing

    imo what we call evil is really about depths of ignorance and unconsciousness.

  40. September 3, 2021 at 7:08 pm

  41. 74 jer44
    September 3, 2021 at 7:57 pm

  42. 75 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 9:09 pm

  43. 76 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 9:16 pm

  44. 79 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 9:40 pm

  45. 80 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 9:58 pm

  46. 81 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Pity a significant no of ww still support a serial rapist.

  47. 82 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    in NY seconds too.

  48. 83 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    24×7 money laundering. In the open.

  49. 84 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 10:49 pm

  50. September 3, 2021 at 10:50 pm

  51. 86 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 10:55 pm

  52. 87 amk for obama
    September 3, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    • September 4, 2021 at 1:36 pm

      If the TX legislatures are creating Taliban-like laws then it’s fair to call them the TX Taliban, not that I have.
      If there are neo-Nazis in the Republican Party behaving as such, we need to call them out.

  53. 89 amk for obama
    September 4, 2021 at 12:01 am

  54. 90 ggail44
    September 4, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Hello good people. Hear me and hear me well. I have been on TOD since it’s inception. It was created by a wonderful Blogger who loves the United States Democratic Party. Scroll back to the early Posts and you will see threads where we had a jolly good time supporting the Dem Party and ridiculing the GOP. Along the way, politics has gotten messier and public discourse against the Dem Party has delved into snide and mean non-productive comments. While I don’t agree with everything the people of my Party is doing and I certainly don’t know all of what goes on above my pay grade, I will still show support and encouragement and will defend when I feel it is being spitefully misaligned by entities foreign and domestic.

    We have TOD Rules of the Road and we all should remember them.

  55. 91 amk for obama
    September 4, 2021 at 12:05 am

  56. 92 amk for obama
    September 4, 2021 at 12:09 am

  57. 93 whenpamelawandered
    September 4, 2021 at 1:18 am

    One breath in.

    One breath out.

    It’s all we ever get, really.

    First breath, last breath, many in between ~

    Remember to slow it down, take each breath seriously, as a practice to rebalance and level off the exterior turmoil with an inner support system..

    We radiate out that balance, others sense it, feel it, and are re-energized, but we must each make the effort, willingly.

    It’s about conscious awareness, it’s about staying centered in the heart chakra, where life starts, and life ends.

    Big hugs all around, keep us all the Heart.


    Stay safe this long weekend, take care


  58. 94 amk for obama
    September 4, 2021 at 1:23 am

  59. 95 amk for obama
    September 4, 2021 at 9:52 am

  60. 96 ggail44
    September 4, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Good West Coast Saturday morning Nerdy & TOD family 💃🏾👏🏾👏🏾🌟😎

  61. September 4, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Greetings everyone…

    Today is Alycee’s BD….take a moment and wish her well…

    Happy Birthday Alyceeeeeee…🥂🎉🍾❤

  62. 101 amk for obama
    September 4, 2021 at 1:03 pm

  63. 102 amk for obama
    September 4, 2021 at 1:08 pm

  64. September 4, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Readout of White House Roundtable Meeting with Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health Leaders

    On-the-Record Press Call by Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Dr. Eric Lander and NSC Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense Dr. Beth Cameron on American Pandemic Preparedness

  65. 104 Nerdy Wonka
    September 4, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    New post.


  66. 105 amk for obama
    September 4, 2021 at 1:23 pm

  67. September 4, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Folks always talk about the majorities in the Congress….the Dems have a numerical majority in the Senate…with VP Harris casting the deciding vote … that is on paper…but in real like it does not play like that…because I believe there are more than Sinema and Manchin who may be obstacles … however…all 50 have voted in lockstep on important legislation…I do not know what will happen..

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