Virtual Groundbreaking

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  1. 1 amk for obama
    September 27, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Happy Groundbreaking for a successful Venture, POTUS & FLOTUS

  2. 4 ggail44
    September 27, 2021 at 10:43 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family. Today is indeed an exciting day. Looking forward to watching “this” Presidential Center come to life. Several have been built in my lifetime, but none as important to “me” as this one! 💜🙏🏾🌟

  3. September 27, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Hear hear! Thanks to Nerdy for the post and the visual to go with it, AMK!

  4. 7 amk for obama
    September 27, 2021 at 11:25 am

    A corrupt state is gonna ignore the corrupt in the state.

  5. 8 whenpamelawandered
    September 27, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Indeed! It will be an example to everyone, well, to everyone who cares about community!

    Wasn’t able to get in for a bit, so will say Hi and send a hug to all..

    Enjoy the ceremonies.. and enjoy the gratitude we all feel for Barack and Michelle!


  6. 11 Nerdy Wonka
    September 27, 2021 at 12:15 pm

  7. September 27, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    Congrats to the Obama Presidential Center team!!

  8. September 27, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Biden administration takes new steps
    to preserve Obama-era DACA immigration program

    “For years, Congress has tried and failed to pass legislation to provide a pathway to citizenship or otherwise address the immigration system. In the absence of legislation, the Obama administration and now,
    the Biden administration has relied on DACA to ensure the group known as “Dreamers” —
    many of whom are now adults — can stay and work in the US.
    As of March 31, there were 616,030 DACA recipients, the majority of whom are from Mexico.”

  9. September 27, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Daniel Robinson’s Father Wants All Missing Persons Cases Treated Equally

    “Daniel Robinson is a geologist who went missing in late June.
    His father David Robinson joins Joy Reid to discuss families of missing Black men pleading for more resources and accountability from police.”

    • September 27, 2021 at 12:24 pm

      “W.E. Rising Project:
      “Last seen the morning of June 23, 2021 leaving his worksite in Buckeye, AZ.
      He was driving his 2017 blue/grey Jeep Renegade and is believed to have headed west into desert terrain.
      On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Daniel’s vehicle was found four miles from the worksite in a remote part of the desert. The vehicle was recovered, Daniel was not found.”

      Buckeye AZ police 623-349-6400


  10. 17 jacquelineoboomer
    September 27, 2021 at 12:37 pm

  11. September 27, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    thinking about trumpQ religious cult logic:
    As in If they’re good boys and girls and don’t take the vaccine, Santa will appear = doom will be president again.
    And if enough of them get sick and die they will “bring back the cargo”.
    —bring back the cargo!

    Published May 1 2009:
    “50 Years Ago: Cargo Cults of Melanesia”
    Throughout Melanesia primitive men await a black Messiah who will bring them a largess of “cargo”
    (European trade goods). These cults typify the impact of Christendom on premodern society.

    Troops on both sides in WW2 who landed in Melanesia encountered indigenous peoples at work “airfields, roads and docks for the magic ships and planes that they believed were coming from America…”

    “But they found that acceptance of Christianity did not bring the cargo any nearer. They grew disillusioned days sitting gazing at the horizon for a glimpse of the long-awaited ship or airplane; sometimes they dance, pray and sing in mass congregations.”

    “Observers have not hesitated to use such words as “madness,” “mania,” and “irrationality”
    to characterize the cults. But the cults reflect quite logical and rational attempts to make sense out of a social order that appears senseless and chaotic.Of course the cargo never comes. The cults nonetheless live on.
    If the millennium does not arrive on schedule, then perhaps there is some failure in the magic,
    some error in the ritual. New breakaway groups organize around “purer” faith and ritual. The cult rarely disappears, so long as the social situation which brings it into being persists.”

    “At this point it should be observed that cults of this general kind are not peculiar to Melanesia.
    Men who feel themselves oppressed and deceived have always been ready to pour their hopes and fears,
    their aspirations and frustrations, into dreams of a millennium to come or of a golden age to return. All parts of the world have had their counterparts of the cargo cults,.”

    “Once the people begin to develop secular political organizations, however, the sects tend to lose the importance as vehicles of protest….In Melanesia ordinary political bodies, trade unions and native councils are becoming the normal media through which the islanders express their aspirations. In recent years continued economic prosperity and political stability have taken some of the edge off their despair.

    It now seems unlikely that any major movement along cargo-cult lines will recur in areas where the transition to secular politics has been made, even if the insecurity of prewar times returned.”


    • September 27, 2021 at 8:34 pm

      yikes major correction for the article’s first sentence…sorry to have missed it.

      Even in 2009, this outfit got away with calling Melanesia “primitive men”.

      —–imo in 2021 they’d say “Non-western people”.

  12. September 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    ‘Beautiful exit’:
    Mario Van Peebles reflects on his iconic father’s film and civil rights legacy

    “The worlds of cinema, theater, and civil rights
    are mourning the death and celebrating the life of Melvin Van Peebles, who died this week at the age of 89. Peebles paved the way for today’s forays into more diverse storytelling and casting decades before the mainstream commercial success of films like “Black Panther” and “Selma.” His son, Mario Van Peebles,
    joins Ari Melber to reflect on his legacy.”

  13. 27 pkayden
    September 27, 2021 at 3:56 pm

  14. September 27, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Article from 2013


    Pelosi believed now as she did then…that the 14 Amendment gave the President the Power to raise the Debt ceiling without Congressional support

    The California Democrat argues that the 14th Amendment empowers the president to hike the debt limit without congressional support.
    Section 4 of that amendment states that, “The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.”

  15. September 27, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Exclusive: Obama says US ‘desperately needs’ Biden agenda, supports taxing the rich

    “It’s paid for by asking the wealthiest of Americans, who have benefited incredibly over the last several decades — and even in the midst of a pandemic, saw their wealth and assets rise enormously — asking them to pay a few percentage points more in taxes in order to make sure that we have a economy that’s fair for everybody,”
    Obama said.

    “I think anybody who pretends that it’s a hardship for billionaires to pay a little bit more in taxes so that a single mom gets childcare support or so that we can make sure that our communities aren’t inundated by wildfires and floods and that we’re doing something about climate change for the next generation — you know, that’s an argument that is unsustainable,” he added.


  16. 30 ggail44
    September 27, 2021 at 7:20 pm

  17. 32 amk for obama
    September 27, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Yet another case of covid smarting the stupid. Covid, now finish your job.

  18. 33 amk for obama
    September 27, 2021 at 7:36 pm

  19. 34 amk for obama
    September 27, 2021 at 7:36 pm

  20. 35 ggail44
    September 27, 2021 at 7:41 pm

  21. 36 ggail44
    September 27, 2021 at 7:47 pm

  22. 38 amk for obama
    September 27, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    With piss poor pushback from dems.

  23. 44 Dudette
    September 27, 2021 at 8:35 pm

  24. 45 jacquelineoboomer
    September 27, 2021 at 8:39 pm

  25. September 27, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    OMG!!! It Is ON!

  26. 49 amk for obama
    September 27, 2021 at 9:36 pm

  27. 50 tnmtngirl1
    September 27, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    If any of you saw Chris Hayes tonight, Tennessee (and Knox County) is in the news AGAIN! A federal judge ruled Friday for some of our parents who filed a suit against our school system because of no mask mandate plus the governor’s opt out for any county who did a mandate. Their suit was about the ADA. The judge (former Republican state senator and appointed by GWB) came down hard on the school system. Mandate was to begin today with NO opt out except in a few medical exemptions. The anti maskers lost their minds over the weekend, finishing it yesterday with a big rally in a park. There had already been lots of threats against the judge, teachers, oher parents. Crazy. After that rally, supt. cancelled school or today to give them time to get their act together. School resumes tomorrow and we know there will be some trouble. Praying it doesn’t get real nasty and dangerous. There’s lots of crazy, ignorant and scary people out there.

  28. 52 amk for obama
    September 27, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Meet Jack, the new JTP.

  29. 59 amk for obama
    September 27, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Three Polish regions voted on Monday to scrap resolutions that declared them free of “LGBT ideology”.

    It comes after the European Commission threatened to pull funding.

    The resolutions were first passed in 2019, with local authorities viewing campaigns for gay rights as an attack on “traditional”, Catholic values.

    Almost 100 other regions passed similar anti-LGBT resolutions that year, drawing ire from the EU, which said it violated discrimination laws.

    The European Commission later urged five large regions to scrap them. If they were kept in place, the commission threatened to block up to €126m ($147m) in funding for their local governments.

    In response, Podkarpackie, Lubelskie and Malopolskie cancelled their declarations on Monday, following the lead of another region, Swietokrzyskie, which did so last week.


    “traditional”, Catholic values, my foot.

  30. 60 whenpamelawandered
    September 28, 2021 at 1:39 am

    Nite everyone, keep the candles aglow!


  31. 61 whenpamelawandered
    September 28, 2021 at 2:29 am

    Just have to drop this here (yawning), for the morning uplift



  32. 62 pkayden
    September 28, 2021 at 8:23 am

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  35. 65 amk for obama
    September 28, 2021 at 10:26 am

    yup, the very avatar of corrupt to the core political thug.

  36. 66 amk for obama
    September 28, 2021 at 10:28 am

    It looks the judges are finally waking up (too slowly, imo) to the fact what monsters the rethugs have become.

  37. 67 amk for obama
    September 28, 2021 at 10:29 am

  38. 68 amk for obama
    September 28, 2021 at 10:30 am

  39. September 28, 2021 at 10:45 am


    We are role models’:
    Enes Kanter on why all NBA players should get vaccinated

    The Boston Celtics’ Enes Kanter:
    “We are leaders, community leaders, and there’s so many people idolizing us.
    We need to use this platform to encourage others to get vaccinated.”

  40. 70 ggail44
    September 28, 2021 at 11:08 am

    It’s hard not to become cynical when you read stories like this.

    131 Federal Judges Broke the Law by Hearing Cases Where They Had a Financial Interest
    The judges failed to recuse themselves from 685 lawsuits from 2010 to 2018 involving firms in which they or their family held shares, a Wall Street Journal investigation found


  41. September 28, 2021 at 11:31 am

  42. 74 ggail44
    September 28, 2021 at 11:39 am

    And now, a PSA from Idaho

    • 75 0388jojothecat
      September 28, 2021 at 1:30 pm

      I am glad she is vaccinated and voluntarily told her story but her thinking was infantile and crazy. If she has a relationship with Christ she should know better and got vaxxed immediately.

    • 76 No Child Left Behind
      September 28, 2021 at 4:30 pm

      Good Evening TODVille. I hope everyone is safe and well.

      While I applaud the above lady for coming forward to tell her story and encourage others to take the vaccine, I simply hope that there were fewer wacos around.

      Now, suddenly, everyone must do his/her own research before making the decision to take a vaccine, the only path out of a f***g pandemic, like there were multiple paths offered to us!

  43. 77 ggail44
    September 28, 2021 at 11:45 am

  44. 78 amk for obama
    September 28, 2021 at 11:54 am

  45. 82 ggail44
    September 28, 2021 at 11:58 am

  46. 83 amk for obama
    September 28, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Let the streak never end.

  47. September 28, 2021 at 12:47 pm


    Ford to make huge electric car investment, challenging Washington to keep up!

    “Rachel Maddow report on Ford announcing a plan to spend billions on new manufacturing of electric vehicles
    and the batteries that power them as Democrats try to push past opposition to to infrastructure and climate legislation that corresponds with growing American demand for a shift to fossil fuels.”

    …..fired up on electric! Let’s get ready to go!!!

  48. September 28, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    See the text that will appear on the Obama Presidential Center Museum

  49. September 28, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    President Obama meets with South Side Chicago business owner Eric Williams

  50. September 28, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    Building the Obama Presidential Center: Meet Chicago Women in Trades

    “As we prepare to break ground on the Obama Presidential Center later this year, get to know one of our partners that will help bring the Center to the South Side of Chicago.”

  51. September 28, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Celebrating the Black History of Jackson Park
    (Feb 2020)

    “In honor of Black History Month, we’re reflecting on Frederick Douglass’ visit to Jackson Park during the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Jackson Park is preparing to repeat its historical role as a place of honor for America’s black icons as the site of the future Obama Presidential Center.”

  52. September 28, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Obama center groundbreaking:
    Former president hopes new library and museum campus will empower young people on Chicago’s South Side

    “We are ready to get going,” Barack Obama said in an interview released Tuesday morning
    by ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “And I am absolutely confident that when this thing is done … the young person who’s grown up across the street, or down the block, or a few miles away, now suddenly (has) a place where concerts and speeches and debates and forums are taking place.”


    —The ceremony will be livestreamed at 1:15 p.m. CT at obama.org.

  53. September 28, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Women of the Obama Presidential Center,
    Chicago’s National Organization of Minority Architects conference.

    “Reflecting the Obamas’ steadfast commitment to diversity,
    the Obama Foundation is ensuring that women play major roles in the Obama Presidential Center’s design. Almost half of the exhibition design work for the Center will be completed by minority- and women-owned businesses.

    Along with New York-based award-winning firm, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, the lead architects of the Obama Presidential Center, a number of Chicago-based women designers are leaving their mark. The museum design team, led by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, whose long list of projects includes the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, has been collaborating with a handful of carefully-selected Chicago-based designers.

    A fascinating keynote panel discussion on “Women of the Obama Presidential Center”
    held at the Art Institute of Chicago, organized by Conference Co-Chair Sharon Samuels, was one of the highlights of Chicago’s National Organization of Minority Architects conference.” (March 2020)


  54. September 28, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Auspicious day…
    Best wishes and love to all who will visit, work, play, study, celebrate, enjoy the Obama Presidential Center
    far into the future !!

  55. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    September 28, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    OMG – So glad I remembered President Obama’s live on TV at the groundbreaking!

  56. September 28, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Boo Williams, dj set, Boiler Room Chicago.

  57. September 28, 2021 at 4:36 pm


    Colorado Secretary Of State Sues To Strip GOP Official Of Election Powers

    “Secretary Jena Griswold alleges in a lawsuit that the Republican clerk of Mesa County, Colorado
    leaked confidential voting systems information to 2020 election-denying conspiracy theorists. Griswold tells Lawrence O’Donnell that she had to decertify the voting equipment in Mesa County because of the breach:
    “We are seeing an unprecedented attack on democracy.”

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