The New Class

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  1. 1 ggail44
    October 2, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Oh Great West Coast Saturday morning Nerdy & TOD family.

    Nerdy, girl, thank you, thank you, thank you ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ

    • 2 jacquelineoboomer
      October 2, 2021 at 10:35 pm

      I’ll second that! Thank you, Nerdy! And good Saturday evening to all y’all from a latecomer, just arriving!

  2. 3 ggail44
    October 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Are we making calls to Congress in support of the President’s Agenda?

  3. 4 ggail44
    October 2, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Women everywhere today are speaking loud and clear!

  4. 5 ggail44
    October 2, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Awesome โœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

  5. 6 ggail44
    October 2, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    You go Claire!

  6. 7 ggail44
    October 2, 2021 at 12:12 pm

  7. 8 ggail44
    October 2, 2021 at 12:30 pm


  8. 9 ggail44
    October 2, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Read his thread

  9. 10 ggail44
    October 2, 2021 at 12:53 pm

  10. October 2, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks for all the good posts, Nerdy and Gail! Not going to the Portland march in person because I’m not 2 weeks past my booster, but there in spirit to support #RallyForAbortionJustice

  11. 12 amk for obama
    October 2, 2021 at 1:08 pm

  12. October 2, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Rudy Giuliani, under oath, reveals baseless origins of Trump Big Lie claims

    “Rachel Maddow reads excerpts from the transcript of a deposition, under oath,
    of Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani in which he explains that he can’t remember but thinks some of the conspiracy theories he pushed about the 2020 election came from social media and he didn’t bother to check the truthfulness of the claims from his bombshell source who claimed the election was stolen.”

  13. October 2, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    “Killing your own voters is a losing strategy,
    but that is exactly what Republicans are doing in some of the reddest parts of the country.”

  14. October 2, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    “The bad faith election reviews in Wisconsin
    are part of a larger trend in states across the country
    sparked by the conspiracy theory-fueled work of the Cyber Ninjas in Maricopa County, Arizona.
    States United and Law Forward are national leaders in tracking these 2020 election reviews and convening bipartisan election experts to expose the legal, procedural, and cultural risks to states attempting these operations. Earlier this month, States United released an interested parties memo
    outlining the key ways in which the election reviews in Wisconsin mirror
    the problematic Cyber Ninjas effort in Arizona,
    including the lack of credibility,
    lack of transparency,
    cost to taxpayers,
    the bipartisan opposition,
    security risks and legal concerns,
    and lack of public support. ”

  15. October 2, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Fmr. Sen. Harry Reid, Rep. Jayapal,
    on politics of passing Bidenโ€™s agenda

    “President Bidenโ€™s agenda passing via the infrastructure and reconciliation bills vs. the obstruction of Senate Democrats Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are discussed by Fmr. Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Pramila Jayapal in conversation with Joy Reid.”

    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/watch/passing-biden-s-agenda-vs-manchin-and-sinema-s-obstruction-discussed-by-harry-reid-pramila-jayapal-122555461937)

  16. October 2, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    “In the parallel universe that is the House of Representatives, September never ended.”
    by Emily Cochrane.
    “It is the first day of October. The air is crisp in Washington, Halloween is near, and yes,
    itโ€™s time for that same Green Day joke about September ending.
    But in the House of Representatives, it is still Sept. 30.”

  17. October 2, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Obama Scholars meet President and Mrs. Obama in Chicago

    As part of our groundbreaking festivities, the newest class of Obama Scholars at the University of Chicago joined President and Mrs. Obama for a conversation about leadership, self-care, and the future Obama Presidential Center that will call the South Side of Chicago home. You can learn more about the Scholars program at Obama.org/scholars.

  18. October 2, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Read Mrs. Obamaโ€™s remarks at the Centerโ€™s groundbreaking!

    On Tuesday, September 28, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined President and Mrs. Obama at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center.

    “Too often, this gorgeous park felt like something to drive through or go around to get somewhere else.
    And as I grew up and left my neighborhood to attend Whitney Young, I gained greater exposure to this magical city, riding hours, and I mean hours, every day, back and forth on the Number 6 Jeffery Express, I was able to see more of what Chicago had to offer, but I continued to ask myself, why didnโ€™t we have more places to gather and connect in our neighborhood? Why didnโ€™t our part of town draw people from around the world, just like Grant Park or Navy Pier or the Art Institute. Why wasnโ€™t there more investment in us?

    So, when it came time to decide where weโ€™d build the OPC, Barack and I knew this was a unique opportunity to change that narrative, to help elevate the way kids, like me and like Zell, felt about their neighborhoods and, in turn, about themselves. Because this center is not about us. Itโ€™s about the generations that came before us,
    the folks who did the heavy lifting, the ones who made Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama possible.”

    Full: (https://www.obama.org/updates/michelle-obama-groundbreaking-remarks/)

  19. 24 jer44
    October 2, 2021 at 2:05 pm

  20. October 2, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    DeJoy’s plan to make U.S. mail slower and more expensive reignites calls for his ouster

    “As postmaster general Louis DeJoy imposes new cost increases and slower delivery times,
    Porter McConnell, director of the Save The Post Office Coalition, talks to Ali Veshi about what can be done to change the management of the U.S. Postal Service to put it back on the track of fast, reliable service that Americans have come to expect and appreciate.”

    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/dejoy-s-plan-to-make-u-s-mail-slower-and-more-expensive-reignites-calls-for-his-ouster-122564165989)

  21. October 2, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    NASA | Lucy Launch Preview Briefing

    NASA held a virtual media briefing last Tuesday:
    “to preview the launch of the agencyโ€™s first spacecraft to study Jupiterโ€™s Trojan asteroids.
    The Trojan asteroids are remnants of the early solar system clustered in two โ€œswarmsโ€ leading and following Jupiter in its path around the Sun.”

    • October 2, 2021 at 3:32 pm

      Launch period opens October 16th for 21 days.
      In a virtual platform five panelists discuss the science of Lucy.

      “Lucy will pass the main belt asteroid on the way out to the Trojans (2025),
      then 5 Trojan encounters between 2027 and 2033 for a total of seven objects, because one of our objects recently been discovered to have a satellite by the Hubble Space Telescope…my favorite is a binary asteroid, two objects roughly the same size in circular orbits from one another…”
      (Hal Levenson, Southwest Institute in Boulder, Lucy Principal Investigator)

      —-The diversity of the solar system… pls don’t miss. By the end of the 12 year mission young people in elementary and middle school may be working on Lucy!

  22. 29 ggail44
    October 2, 2021 at 2:24 pm


  23. 32 jer44
    October 2, 2021 at 4:31 pm

  24. 36 jer44
    October 2, 2021 at 4:46 pm

  25. 37 jer44
    October 2, 2021 at 4:57 pm

  26. October 2, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Women’s March targets Supreme Court, with abortion on line

    Politico: Many thousands of women filled a square near the White House for a rally before the march.
    “The first Women’s March of the Biden administration headed straight for the steps of the Supreme Court on Saturday, part of nationwide protests that drew thousands to Washington to demand continued access to abortion in a year when conservative lawmakers and judges have put it in jeopardy.”

    “Before heading out on the march, they rallied in a square near the White House, waving signs that said
    โ€œMind your own uterus.””

  27. 39 jer44
    October 2, 2021 at 8:22 pm

  28. 42 amk for obama
    October 2, 2021 at 9:11 pm

  29. October 2, 2021 at 10:13 pm

  30. 44 amk for obama
    October 2, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Wanna bet twitter will fold like a cheap suit?

  31. 45 amk for obama
    October 2, 2021 at 11:16 pm

  32. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    October 2, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Taken in Los Angeles, today.

  33. 49 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2021 at 1:16 am

  34. 50 whenpamelawandered
    October 3, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Is it possible to post a photo here? I found an old cartoon which speaks volumes ~ more relevant than ever!!!

  35. 51 whenpamelawandered
    October 3, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Is it possible to post a photo here? I found an old cartoon which speaks volumes ~ more relevant than ever!!!

    • 52 whenpamelawandered
      October 3, 2021 at 10:15 am

      Ah, arghhh, the old โ€˜have to tap again because itโ€™s so slowโ€™

      Sorry, reely I iz๐Ÿ˜ฝ

  36. 53 Hillary Darton
    October 3, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Happy Wedding Anniversary to the Obamas.

  37. 54 Hillary Darton
    October 3, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Is it the 29th or 30th Anniversary?

  38. 56 ggail44
    October 3, 2021 at 12:14 pm

  39. 57 ggail44
    October 3, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Good West Coast Sunday morning Nerdy & TOD family ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

  40. 58 ggail44
    October 3, 2021 at 12:23 pm

  41. 62 ggail44
    October 3, 2021 at 12:27 pm


  42. 63 ggail44
    October 3, 2021 at 12:29 pm

  43. 64 ggail44
    October 3, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    She is so thoughtful and loving

  44. 65 ggail44
    October 3, 2021 at 12:35 pm

  45. October 3, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Senator Sanders:
    ‘Not my understanding’ that Biden called for lower price on reconciliation bill

    “That is not my understanding of what he said,” Sanders replied. “What he said is there’s going to have to be give and take on both sides. I’m not clear that he did bring forth a specific number.”

    “But what the president also said, and what all of us are saying, is that maybe the time is now for us to stand up to powerful special interests who are currently spending hundreds of millions of dollars trying to prevent us from doing what the American people want,” he added.

    “this is not a wish list. Climate change and cutting carbon emissions has everything to do with whether or not we leave this planet to future generations that is healthy and is habitable,” said Sanders.

    “You have to have a skilled workforce. We can’t have a skilled workforce and do the good jobs that are out there unless we train young people. That’s why we want to make community colleges tuition-free. So this is not a wish list. This is what the working families of this country want and what the economy needs.”
    (The Hill)

    —Heard a number reported on tv which haven’t seen since, so maybe it was wrong after all, hope so.

  46. October 3, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Happy Anniversary to our beloved Obama couple!!!
    (October 3rd 1992)
    Wishing them the sweetest day…

  47. October 3, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Dayum! Is this for real? I’m always questioning every thing I read. ‘Tis the times we’re in:

    The Guardian: Pandora papers: biggest ever leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich and powerful.

  48. October 3, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    When Anthony Bourdain Invited Obama to Dinner… in Hanoi
    by Tom Vitale

    —-totally fab.

    • 70 jacquelineoboomer
      October 3, 2021 at 6:21 pm

      I loved watching that! And I really miss Anthony Bourdain. He was once appearing near where we lived, and I asked my son (a self-taught chef) if he wanted me to buy him a ticket to see him, as a Christmas present or something. My son said, “Uh, no, not sure I’d just want to sit there and listen to him … but I would like to have a beer with him!” ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. October 3, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    I’m Not In Love

    —fave retro love song.

  50. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Just getting here today … I’m sure this has already been posted, but I’m posting again for my fellows in the “late crowd” !!

  51. 75 jer44
    October 3, 2021 at 8:27 pm

  52. October 3, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    and folks are still dying

  53. 77 pkayden
    October 3, 2021 at 9:53 pm

  54. 78 amk for obama
    October 3, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    pandora papers – yet another case of corrupt pols and millionaire tax dodgers getting away with it all with zero consequences.

  55. 79 amk for obama
    October 3, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Useless garland = useless doj

  56. 80 amk for obama
    October 3, 2021 at 11:16 pm

  57. 81 amk for obama
    October 3, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Hope he runs and beats the shit out of the tx gop thugs.

  58. 82 amk for obama
    October 3, 2021 at 11:17 pm

  59. 83 amk for obama
    October 3, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    • 84 whenpamelawandered
      October 4, 2021 at 1:41 am

      Yep, me and this lady, โ€˜cept Iโ€™m truly grateful she can still get out there and IS walking the walk, โ€˜cause I canโ€™t any more..

      It will take women to change this world, small wonder men are desperate to try and push us down, keep us locked in..

      Anyway, Iโ€™m tired.

      Closing this blessed anniversary day for PBO and MO with a recap from Jim Wrightโ€ฆalways a worthy read, provides a sense of sanity..


      See ya on the flip side!


  60. 85 amk for obama
    October 3, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    secede already.

  61. 86 amk for obama
    October 3, 2021 at 11:19 pm

  62. 87 amk for obama
    October 3, 2021 at 11:19 pm

  63. 88 amk for obama
    October 3, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Didn’t he just win the senate for 6 years?

  64. 89 amk for obama
    October 3, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    A former Facebook whistleblower responsible for a series of bombshell leaks has revealed her identity.

    Frances Haugen, 37, who worked as a product manager on the vivid misinformation team at Facebook, was interviewed on Sunday by CBS.

    She said the documents she leaked proved that Facebook repeatedly prioritised “growth over safety”.

    Facebook said the leaks were misleading and glossed over positive research conducted by the company.

    In the interview, on CBS’s 60 Minutes programme, Ms Haugen said she had left Facebook earlier this year after becoming exasperated with the company. Before departing, she copied a series of internal memos and documents.

    She shared those documents with the Wall Street Journal, which has been releasing the material in batches over the last three weeks – sometimes referred to as the Facebook Files.

    Revelations included documents that showed that celebrities, politicians and high profile Facebook users were treated differently by the company. The leaks revealed that moderation policies were applied differently or not at all to such accounts – a system known as XCheck (cross-check).

    Another leak showed that Facebook was also facing a complex lawsuit from a group of its own shareholders.

    The group alleges, among other things, that Facebook’s $5bn (ยฃ3.65bn) payment to the US Federal Trade Commission to resolve the Cambridge Analytica data scandal was so high because it was designed to protect Mark Zuckerberg from personal liability.

    But its allegations about Instagram that have been particularly worrying to US politicians.

    nternal research by Facebook (which owns Instagram) found that Instagram was impacting the mental health of teenagers but did not share its findings when they suggested that the platform was a “toxic” place for many youngsters.

    According to slides reported by the Wall Street Journal, 32% of teenage girls surveyed said that when they felt bad about their bodies, Instagram made them feel worse.

    Ms Haugen will testify before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday in a hearing titled “Protecting Kids Online”, about the company’s research into Instagram’s effect on the mental health of young users.


  65. October 4, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Tom Brady becomes NFL’s all-time passing yards leader

    “Brady broke longtime friend and contemporary Drew Brees’ NFL record for career passing yards on Sunday night as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated Brady’s old team the New England Patriots, 19-17.”

    —Congrats Tom Brady!! wow….extraordinary record breaking plus won the game in “the House that Tom built”.
    And how they slogged it out in heavy rain!

  66. October 4, 2021 at 12:57 am

    First Grader Who Wore Mask In School Portrait
    Receives $30,000 In Scholarship Donations

    “Nicole (Mason’s Mom) said the exchange started with the photographer telling Mason to remove his mask
    for the photo. In response, he told the photographer,
    “My mom said to keep it on all the time unless I’m eating and far away from everybody.”
    …When asked one more time if heโ€™d remove the mask for just a few seconds, Mason stood his ground, saying,
    “No thank you, I always listen to my mom!”

  67. 94 amk for obama
    October 4, 2021 at 9:01 am

    There are immigrants in deep red states?

  68. 95 marleysperson
    October 4, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Morning everyone:) Happy Monday.

  69. 96 amk for obama
    October 4, 2021 at 9:59 am

    da eel, the heel.

  70. October 4, 2021 at 10:40 am

    thrilla from pramila
    by Sarah Lazarus on Crooked.

    Meanwhile, it is now October,
    the spooky month in which the government will default on its debt and cause a disastrous recession unless somebody does something. Senior White House officials have reportedly decided that it will need to be Congress, having reviewed alternative options to raising the debt limit like โ€œminting the sickest coin in the worldโ€ and โ€œignoring the debt limit, which is stupid, and continuing to make payments anyway.โ€ Since Democratic leaders have ruled out creating more borrowing authority via reconciliation, and Republicans have blocked them from doing so with a majority vote, it increasingly looks like Democrats will either reform the filibuster or the economy will blow up.

    Texas is determined to send no Hurricane Harvey relief funding whatsoever to Houston,
    which sustained the most deaths and damage in Hurricane Harvey. The Texas General Land Office released a revised plan for distributing billions in federal aid, after first awarding $0 to both Harris County and the city of Houston.

    The new proposal would send $750 million to Harris County, and still nothing at all to Houston, when both county and city leaders say they need $1 billion each to complete flood control projects in the most vulnerable communities. The Houston Chronicle found that the GLO, when distributing the federal funding, used scoring criteria that disproportionately awarded aid to less populous inland counties over the larger coastal counties that are most exposed to hurricanes and flooding. Could the fact that those coastal counties tend to elect Democrats have anything to do with it? Alas, a mystery for the ages.

    Lovett or Leave It
    is back with live show dates in Los Angeles and New York! Take a deep dive into what the hell is going on in the news, laugh along with his hilarious guests like B.J Novak, Phoebe Robinson and others โ€” and do it all IRL. Tickets are on sale right now. For more information head to Crooked.Com/Events!

    Alex Jones lost three lawsuits brought by Sandy Hook parents this week, and will be liable for all damages stemming from his lies that the school shooting was a hoax.

    A National Womenโ€™s Soccer League team fired head coach Paul Riley after several former players accused him of sexual and verbal abuse, the second coach to be fired for misconduct this week. The league has canceled all weekend games.

    Some 60,000 members of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
    have begun voting on whether to authorize a strike, which would be the first in the unionโ€™s history. IATSEs primary issue is workersโ€™ ungodly long work days: Production workers in film and TV have long been expected to put in 14-hour days, and the growth of the streaming industry has erased any downtime between projects. IATSE is fighting for a 10-hour minimum turnaround between production days, better rest periods within the work day, and higher pay, among other improvements, and negotiations have broken down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after four months of talks. The authorization vote is expected to pass by a huge margin, which wouldnโ€™t necessarily mean the union will go on strike. If it does, production on the vast majority of movies and TV shows will be forced to shut down.

    Fake news is finally doing some good. Concern Worldwide is on a mission to end extreme poverty,
    whatever it takes. In fact, Concern is willing to go so far to reach their goal, theyโ€™re calling out the corporations, governments, and billionaires who could end extreme poverty, but havenโ€™t. Concern is launching a campaign called #UnfortunatelyFakeNews. The campaign features fake news headlines like this one: โ€œBillionaire obsessed with going to space donates billions to end extreme poverty on earth.โ€ Bet you can guess who that oneโ€™s about. Concern says thereโ€™s no time to wait for the most powerful entities to do their part.

    With over 700 million people
    struggling to survive on less than $1.90 per day,
    the situation is dire.

    Visit ConcernUSA.org.


    Merck announced that its experimental pill to treat coronavirus infections cut the risk of hospitalization or death by about 50 percent.

    Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has issued the first statewide vaccine mandate for K-12 public schools, which will take effect as soon as vaccines for each age group have full FDA approval.

    President Biden will nominate ACLU voting rights lawyer Dale Ho for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Kavon Ward, who worked to return Bruceโ€™s Beach in California to the Black family it was taken from,
    has founded the nonprofit Where Is My Land
    to help other Black families
    reclaim their seized land.


    ……Go Sarah! Go Crooked Media!

  71. October 4, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Congresswoman shares painful past to support reproductive rights after Texas abortion ban

    Congresswoman Barbara Lee:
    โ€œAs a black woman, these state level abortion bans are deadly. Iโ€™m compelled to speak out because of the real risks of the clock being turned back to those days before Roe versus Wade, to the days when I was a teenager and had a back alley abortion in Mexico.โ€

  72. 101 jer44
    October 4, 2021 at 11:13 am

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