Presidential Groundbreaking

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  1. October 5, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    It’s going to be spectacular and a great place for various TOD reunions when completed.

  2. 4 jacquelineoboomer
    October 5, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Thank you for this post, Nerdy! Have a fine Obama day!

  3. October 5, 2021 at 7:54 pm

  4. 6 carla4obama
    October 5, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    This will be like NO OTHER Presidential Library! The vision of our President and our FLOTUS will live and breaths i n those walls, gardens. … Built by Chicago folks and those women…wow! This is a homegrown project, built by those who call Chicago home. How proud they all must be!!

  5. 11 amk for obama
    October 5, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    the replies to that punk perkins are awesome.

  6. 12 amk for obama
    October 5, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    What a pathetic sycophant little pos.

  7. 13 amk for obama
    October 5, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    There ya go. I pegged him as a scammer long time ago.

  8. 14 amk for obama
    October 5, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Where are all the feds garland, the meme, promised? Nazis are out there.

  9. 16 amk for obama
    October 5, 2021 at 9:46 pm

  10. 20 amk for obama
    October 5, 2021 at 9:53 pm

  11. 21 amk for obama
    October 5, 2021 at 9:53 pm

  12. 22 amk for obama
    October 5, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Tesla must pay $137m to racially harassed former worker

    Carmaker Tesla has been ordered to pay almost $137m (£101m) in damages for failing to stop a black former worker at its Fresno plant from being abused.

    Owen Diaz, a lift operator from 2015 to 2016, was subjected to a racially hostile work environment, a federal court in San Francisco found.

    Mr Diaz claimed black workers regularly faced racist slurs on the factory floor and racist graffiti in bathrooms.

    Tesla disputed the verdict but said it recognised it was “not perfect”.

    Mr Diaz’s lawsuit alleged African-American workers “encountered a scene straight from the Jim Crow era” at the electric carmaker’s Fremont factory.

    It said colleagues used racial epithets “daily” and told Mr Diaz to “go back to Africa”.

    “Tesla’s progressive image was a facade papering over its regressive, demeaning treatment of African-American employees,” it said.

    Despite complaints to supervisors, the court found Tesla did not take reasonable steps to tackle the abuse.

    On Monday, the jury at the San Francisco court awarded Mr Diaz $130m in punitive damages and $6.9m for emotional distress, according to Mr Diaz’s attorneys.

    One of them, Lawrence Organ of the California Civil Rights Law Group, said he hoped the high penalty would spur change.

    “It’s gratifying to know that a jury’s willing to hold Tesla accountable, one of the world’s largest, richest corporations finally is told, ‘You can’t let this kind of thing happen at your factory,'” he told the Washington Post.


  13. October 5, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    President and Mrs. Obama’s surprise visit to Chicago Women In Trades

    “As part of our groundbreaking festivities, President and Mrs. Obama surprised some of the hardworking women who are a part of our construction workforce initiative. Learn more about our workforce program at Obama.org/the-center/opc-jobs.”

    Obama Foundation.

  14. 24 amk for obama
    October 5, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Schrödinger’s cat.

    Ok, dog.

  15. 29 amk for obama
    October 5, 2021 at 11:23 pm

  16. 31 amk for obama
    October 5, 2021 at 11:51 pm

  17. 32 amk for obama
    October 6, 2021 at 12:10 am

  18. 35 whenpamelawandered
    October 6, 2021 at 1:39 am

    Glenn Kirschner spelling out the obvious, but worth a listen

    This day is done, and it has done me in.

    Goodnight TOD.


  19. 36 pkayden
    October 6, 2021 at 8:06 am

  20. 37 Dudette
    October 6, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Good Morning Family!

  21. 40 Dudette
    October 6, 2021 at 10:22 am


    • 41 Dudette
      October 6, 2021 at 10:23 am

      This too!

    • 42 ggail44
      October 6, 2021 at 11:01 am

      Drew is pretty clever and smart too!

  22. 45 amk for obama
    October 6, 2021 at 11:25 am

    there is never a bottom for rwnj’s to sink to.

  23. 46 jer44
    October 6, 2021 at 11:46 am

  24. 47 ggail44
    October 6, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Smart move

  25. 48 ggail44
    October 6, 2021 at 11:54 am

  26. 50 ggail44
    October 6, 2021 at 12:05 pm

  27. October 6, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Remarks by President Biden
    on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and Build Back Better Agenda

    “America is still the largest economy in the world. We still have the most productive workers and the most innovative minds in the world. But we risk losing our edge as a nation.

    Our infrastructure used to be the best in the world — literally, not figuratively. Today, according to the World Economic Forum, we rank 13th. Our infrastructure — 12 nations have a better infrastructure than we do, which means they can move product, they can do so many things better than we can do it.

    We’re among the first in the world to guarantee access to universal education. Now, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development ranks America 35th out of 37 major countries when it comes to investing in early childhood education as a percent of GDP.”

    “Things are changing incredibly quickly.
    That’s why I proposed two critical pieces of legislation being debated back in Washington right now.
    The first, a bill to invest in our physical infrastructure.
    And the second is a bill to invest in our human infrastructure.”

    Full: (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/10/05/remarks-by-president-biden-on-the-bipartisan-infrastructure-bill-and-build-back-better-agenda/)

  28. 52 amk for obama
    October 6, 2021 at 12:12 pm

  29. 54 amk for obama
    October 6, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Now we will see if it’s all just stern words from the dems.

  30. October 6, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Op-Ed: I hope our Bruce Beach fight will help others

    —Bruce family beach front property is restored to rightful heirs.
    —After 97 years, Gov Newsom signed and apologized.
    —How many other African Americans have been denied the chance to build generational wealth in America?

  31. October 6, 2021 at 12:34 pm

  32. October 6, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Redeeming Justice:
    “From Defendant to Defender, My Fight for Equity on Both Sides of a Broken System.”
    by Jarrett Adams.

    • October 6, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      An Interview with Jarrett Adams about His New Book and An Inspiring Message for Our Legal Community
      by Bob Glaves (aug/21)

      “When Jarrett was just 17 years old, he was wrongfully convicted of a crime and sentenced to 28 years in a maximum-security prison. After serving nearly 10 years and filing multiple appeals, Jarrett was exonerated with the assistance of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.

      Jarrett used the injustice he endured as inspiration to become an advocate and attorney for the underserved and often uncounted. With a boost from the Marovitz Scholarship, Jarrett earned his J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in 2015. After law school, Jarrett served as a public interest fellow for Judge Ann Claire Williams in the 7th Circuit and for a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
      He also worked for the Innocence Project in New York as their attorney that was formerly an exoneree.
      Jarrett then started his own firm, the Law Offices of Jarrett Adams, which now has offices across the country, and remains active in the related nonprofit he helped found, Life After Justice.”


      —Mr. Adams had a great interview with Ari Berman yesterday.

  33. October 6, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    “We certainly talked about it, both in caucus and privately,” said Senator Chris Murphy.

    “Because if you’re ever gonna change the filibuster, doing it to stop the meltdown of the economy is a pretty good reason.”

    –duh on toast.

  34. 67 amk for obama
    October 6, 2021 at 9:42 pm

  35. 68 amk for obama
    October 6, 2021 at 9:44 pm

  36. 69 amk for obama
    October 6, 2021 at 9:47 pm

  37. 70 amk for obama
    October 6, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    yeah, just what we need. #gazilliongods

  38. 71 amk for obama
    October 6, 2021 at 11:37 pm

  39. 72 amk for obama
    October 6, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    LOL. Is it Biden dog?

  40. 73 amk for obama
    October 6, 2021 at 11:46 pm

  41. 74 amk for obama
    October 6, 2021 at 11:49 pm

  42. 75 amk for obama
    October 6, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Yup, dems slow walking this will only lead to their political demise.

  43. 76 pkayden
    October 7, 2021 at 7:49 am

  44. 77 amk for obama
    October 7, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Ivermectin: How false science created a Covid ‘miracle’ drug


  45. 78 amk for obama
    October 7, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Now we will see what dems are made of.

  46. 79 amk for obama
    October 7, 2021 at 9:29 am

    our rw govt is still yet to decide on vaxing children and pushing the schools to open. Hope they will wake up at least now.

  47. 80 amk for obama
    October 7, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has he was “surprised and humbled” to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature.

    The Swedish Academy praised Gurnah for for his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism”.

    The prize is awarded by the Swedish Academy and is worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.14m / £840,000).

    Gurnah, 73, is the author of 10 novels, including Paradise and Desertion.

    He said how grateful he was to the academy, adding: “It’s just great – its just a big prize, and such a huge list of wonderful writers – I am still taking it in.

    “It was such a complete surprise that I really had to wait until I heard it announced before I could believe it.”


  48. 81 amk for obama
    October 7, 2021 at 9:39 am

  49. 84 Dudette
    October 7, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Good Morning Fam! How adorable is this? ❤️

  50. 85 Dudette
    October 7, 2021 at 11:01 am


  51. 86 ggail44
    October 7, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family.

  52. 87 ggail44
    October 7, 2021 at 11:05 am

  53. 88 Dudette
    October 7, 2021 at 11:06 am

  54. 89 Dudette
    October 7, 2021 at 11:06 am

    Wow! This is cool!

  55. 90 ggail44
    October 7, 2021 at 11:18 am

  56. 91 ggail44
    October 7, 2021 at 11:21 am

  57. 92 ggail44
    October 7, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Small victory, but it’s a beginning

  58. 93 Dudette
    October 7, 2021 at 11:52 am

  59. 95 Dudette
    October 7, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    A BFD! Huge!

  60. 96 Dudette
    October 7, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Vaccine mandates work

  61. 97 Dudette
    October 7, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    You need a good laugh, don’t you? 😁

  62. 98 Dudette
    October 7, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks Obama!

  63. October 7, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Attorney General Merrick Garland’s written statement:
    “Today`s ruling enjoining the Texas law is a victory for women in Texas and for the rule of law.
    It is the foremost responsibility of the Department of Justice to defend the constitution. We will continue to protect constitutional rights against all who would seek to undermine them.”

    • October 7, 2021 at 1:26 pm

      Rachel Maddow:
      “It was September 1st just over a month ago, when the conservative majority on the United States Supreme Court let a Texas state abortion ban go into effect.

      Roe versus Wade is supposed to protect American women’s right to get an abortion.
      It’s supposed to stop any state from trying to ban abortion. But nevertheless Texas’ ban on abortions after just 6 weeks of pregnancy was allowed by the Supreme Court to go into effect.
      Well tonight a Federal Judge has stepped in and blocked the law.
      The U.S. Justice Department had sued Texas over the law, had asked the Judge for this injunction.

      Tonight the injunction was granted….
      The Judge said tonight in his ruling: “The state has forfeited the right to any such accommodation, by pursuing an unprecedented and aggressive scheme to deprive its citizens of a significant and
      well-established Constitutional right.”

      (Maddow: “Well at least we thought it was a well-established constitutional right until the Supreme Court let this ban go into effect.”)

  64. October 7, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Neal Katyal,
    fmr Deputy Solicitor General of the U.S.
    “So first of all, an Injunction for our viewers means that a Federal Judge has said this law can’t be enforced now. And it will go on review to the court of appeals and to the Supreme Court.
    If the Supreme Court disagrees with this judge and says we’re going to reinforce the law, the law can go back into effect, the evilness of this SB8, this Texas law, it has a provision in it which says ‘If you helped with an abortion while the law was under an injunction, you can now retroactively be sued’. (Retroactive liability)
    So when you ask why is Cecile Richards such a hero in fighting this way?
    It’s not just because of what she’s doing in the courts and what other women are doing, and men, all sorts of people in the courts, it’s also because we need legislation.”

    Cecile Richards,
    fmr President, Planned Parenthood:
    “So ultimately we have to pass federal legislation and I would note that the Women’s Health Protection Act
    which did pass the House, was supported, would essentially enshrine the ability of people to make their own decisions about pregnancy.
    And not a single Republican member of Congress voted for it.
    So this is a political battle.
    The Republican Party is clearly on the side of taking away the most fundamental right that women in this country have, and we have to make that clear to voters everywhere.”

  65. October 7, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Joy Reid:
    Replacement theory…right wing fear mongering tactic.

    “Now you will likely not be surprised that Replacement Theory is also deeply rooted in misogyny.
    A 2019 New York Times piece reported the most pressing concern among far right members is falling birth rates, meaning white women are not making enough babies because they’re spending too much time
    competing with men at the workplace, and leaving their kids at day care or, God forbid, voting.
    With scholar Kathleen Belew saying: “For people in the white power movement, everything is framed through reproduction and gender.”

  66. October 7, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Senator Bernie Sanders to the press:
    “Thanks very much on a busy day for being here. I just want to say a few words about some of what’s going on.

    As Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee,
    I want to say a few words about the $3.5 trillion Reconciliation Bill that a number of us are fighting for. And I would also like to make some brief comments about what Senator Manchin said earlier today.

    Senator Manchin as I understand it, talked today about not wanting to see our country become an
    “Entitlement society”. I am not exactly sure what he means by that. Senator Manchin has been extremely critical of the $3.5 trillion proposal that many of us support – in fact 9 out of 11 members of the Budget Committee support.

    But the time is long overdue for him to tell us with specificity, not generalities.
    We’re beyond generalities. With specificity, what he wants and what he does not want. And to explain that to the people of West Virginia and America.”

    • October 7, 2021 at 2:39 pm

      Senator Sanders:
      “Look it’s very easy to use vague phraseology.
      My concern with Mr. Manchin is not so much what his views are. I disagree with him.
      But it is that it is wrong. It is really not playing fair that one or two people think that they should be able to stop what 48 members of the Democratic Caucus want, what the American people want, what the President of the United States wants. That would be my position.

      So Senator Manchin has a right to fight for his point of view.
      He has not only a right to be heard, he has a right to get some compromise. He’s a member of the Senate. But two people do not have the right to sabotage what 48 want and what the president of the United States wants. That to me is wrong.”

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