The Promise That Exists

106 Responses to “The Promise That Exists”

  1. October 12, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    Thx for all your posts and encouragement NW.

  2. October 12, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    The future of our world is only as bright as our girls.

    “Right now, more than 98 million adolescent girls worldwide are not in school.
    That’s why the Girls Opportunity Alliance, a program of the Obama Foundation, is teaming up with GoFundMe to encourage people around the world to take action by helping to break down the barriers that keep girls from fulfilling their potential.

    Some of these barriers are child marriage or early pregnancy. But often they are attitudes and beliefs—the belief that girls simply aren’t worthy of an education; that women should have no role outside the home; and that their bodies aren’t their own, their minds don’t really matter, and their voices shouldn’t be heard.

    When we invest in girls’ education, it doesn’t just benefit them—it benefits all of us. An educated girl can lift up her family, her community, and her country. When girls get the opportunities they deserve, amazing things start to happen. Poverty goes down, economies grow, families get stronger, babies are born healthier, and the world, by all accounts, gets better.”


  3. 3 jer44
    October 12, 2021 at 5:22 pm

  4. October 12, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    “Fix the Senate, save America”
    by Norm Ornstein

    “Of course, McConnell did not propose the two-month extension out of the goodness of his heart,
    a concern for the institution of the Senate, or his concern for the country and the economy.
    He had demanded that Democrats raise the debt ceiling through the vehicle of budget reconciliation, making it more difficult or impossible for them to use reconciliation for their broader, ambitious agenda on human infrastructure.

    He feared that, pushed to the edge by the obstruction, and unable in any case to use reconciliation in time, Democrats in the Senate at the 11th hour would have carved out an exception for the filibuster’s 60-vote threshold — opening the door to further exceptions, and then to broader filibuster reform.”

    “In the aftermath of the violent insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6, incited by Donald Trump,
    where the lives of Vice President Mike Pence and scores of members of Congress were at risk, two-thirds of House Republicans, upon returning to the trashed Capitol late that afternoon, still voted that the election of Joe Biden was illegitimate.

    Some of their members have likened the assault to a typical tourist visit, and have tried to whitewash the history.

    Subsequently, Senate Republicans filibustered and killed a carefully balanced bipartisan commission to investigate what was behind the insurrection. In the face of evidence that several of their own, in the House and Senate, had helped plan or incite the violence, there has been no pushback or sanction by GOP leaders in both bodies against them.”


  5. 5 jacquelineoboomer
    October 12, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Wonderful post, Nerdy darlin’ !!

    Saw this morning that President Obama will be campaigning at one upcoming event for Terry McAuliffe. So glad he’ll be out and about, helping HIS party! We are so lucky.

  6. October 12, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Anyone like to describe in words/pictures what America will look like if doom and doomites get what they want?

    Also pls be honest about the big changes needed to prevent it + by what date.

  7. 8 amk for obama
    October 12, 2021 at 9:59 pm

  8. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    October 12, 2021 at 10:48 pm

  9. 12 amk for obama
    October 12, 2021 at 11:31 pm

  10. 14 ggail44
    October 12, 2021 at 11:46 pm

  11. 15 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Mexico City to swap Columbus statue for one of indigenous woman.


    new poutrage for rwnj’s.

    • 16 amk for obama
      October 13, 2021 at 12:17 am

      Ms Sheinbaum’s latest announcement was made on 12 October – the anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of the Americas.

      In the US it is widely celebrated as Columbus Day. But in Mexico and other Latin American countries it is known as Día de la Raza (Spanish: Day of the Race). Many view it as a commemoration to native resistance against European conquest.

      Ms Sheinbaum said she wanted to make the change as part of the “decolonisation” of the famous Reforma Avenue, where an empty plinth currently stands.

      She added that the new monument – set to to be three times as tall as the Columbus statue – was in recognition that “indigenous women had been the most persecuted” during and after the colonial period.

      The original Young Woman of Amajac was discovered in January in Veracruz.

      It is believed that the sculpture depicts a leading female member of the Huastec people at the time of its creation.

      The original currently sits in Mexico City’s Anthropology Museum, which is going to create the replica.

  12. 17 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 12:23 am

    all the trumpturds showing their ‘support’ should be a teachable moment for this entitled idiot.

  13. 18 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 12:25 am

  14. 19 Dudette
    October 13, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Good Morning TOD family! It’s a great day to be alive! Dance like you know it! 😄

  15. October 13, 2021 at 8:55 am

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  18. October 13, 2021 at 9:12 am

    A ‘Historic Event’:
    First Malaria Vaccine Approved by W.H.O.

    “Malaria kills about 500,000 people each year, about half of them children in Africa. The new vaccine isn’t perfect, but it will help turn the tide, experts said.”
    “Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s director general, said the long-awaited vaccine was a breakthrough for science and could save tens of thousands of young lives each year.”

  19. October 13, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Why it matters that Jim Jordan wants to ‘ban all vaccine mandates’
    Jim Jordan wants a ban on “all vaccine mandates,”
    not just those related to Covid-19.

    It’s an inevitable endpoint to a ridiculous political position.

    —DeSantis, Abbot, Jordan, which vaccines have you had since childhood, and your children? Did they work?

  20. October 13, 2021 at 9:29 am

    HOTT DAMN!!!!

  21. October 13, 2021 at 9:31 am

  22. October 13, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Black flag:
    Understanding the Trumpists’ latest threatening symbol
    Trump zealots have begun flying black U.S. flags, which signal no quarter for enemies.
    It’s a threat of violence.

    “It’s an old truism that the “real bad men” (and bad women) “move in silence and violence.”
    That’s certainly true for the most dangerous and most effective of Donald Trump’s allies, henchmen, henchwomen, and other followers.

    But for Donald Trump himself, and most of his political cult, that rule does not apply.
    Trump and his followers were loud, exuberant and enthusiastic on Jan. 6.
    The lethal attack on the Capitol had been publicly announced weeks in advance, and should have come as no surprise. Trump’s rallies and gatherings continue to celebrate violence and the prospect of revenge — and specifically of “getting even” with Trump’s “enemies.”


    • October 13, 2021 at 10:06 am

      The black flag…if you are not a member of this cult = death to you. Only far right, white, straight, cis need apply. This idea that ‘God’s will (trump) is being thwarted’. When you mix religion and politics you get the Taliban, ISIS. What is happening about the domestic terrorist designation? What’s the hold up?
      This is not like a fascinating cultural thing that will burn out by itself.

  23. 33 Dudette
    October 13, 2021 at 11:36 am

    When Captain Kirk went to space! 🚀🖖🏾

  24. October 13, 2021 at 11:44 am


    Today 1pm EDT: Lucy Pre-launch media briefing

    NASA Live

    • October 13, 2021 at 11:48 am

      Lucy: The First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids

      “Time capsules from the birth of our Solar System more than 4 billion years ago, the swarms of Trojan asteroids associated with Jupiter are thought to be remnants of the primordial material that formed the outer planets. The Trojans orbit the Sun in two loose groups, with one group leading ahead of Jupiter in its path, the other trailing behind. Clustered around the two Lagrange points equidistant from the Sun and Jupiter, the Trojans are stabilized by the Sun and its largest planet in a gravitational balancing act. These primitive bodies hold vital clues to deciphering the history of the solar system.

      Lucy will be the first space mission to study the Trojans.
      The mission takes its name from the fossilized human ancestor (called “Lucy” by her discoverers) whose skeleton provided unique insight into humanity’s evolution. Likewise, the Lucy mission will revolutionize our knowledge of planetary origins and the formation of the solar system.”

      Details: (https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/lucy/overview/index)

    • October 13, 2021 at 11:51 am

      This is a 12 year mission to 8 asteroids. Twelve years from now some of our children in kindergarten and middle school will likely be working on Lucy !!

  25. October 13, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    NOW: nasa.gov

    Alliances for Climate Action:
    Leaders from academia and federal, state and local agencies discuss climate migration and community presence.
    How do we purposefully and equitably move people and structures away from risk?

    —incredibly important discussion.

  26. 41 pkayden
    October 13, 2021 at 1:29 pm

  27. 42 ggail44
    October 13, 2021 at 2:06 pm

  28. 43 jer44
    October 13, 2021 at 3:02 pm

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  30. 45 jer44
    October 13, 2021 at 3:28 pm

  31. 48 Dudette
    October 13, 2021 at 5:57 pm

  32. 49 Dudette
    October 13, 2021 at 5:57 pm

  33. 50 Dudette
    October 13, 2021 at 5:58 pm

  34. 51 Dudette
    October 13, 2021 at 5:58 pm

  35. 52 Dudette
    October 13, 2021 at 6:03 pm

  36. 55 Dudette
    October 13, 2021 at 6:04 pm

  37. 56 jer44
    October 13, 2021 at 6:36 pm

  38. October 13, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    IT’s ON for PA Governor

  39. October 13, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Kaepernick’s New Book Advocates for the End of Policing and Imprisonment
    By Delaina Dixon

    “Colin Kaepernick has fully come to grasp that the only way to get ahead of the establishment is to build something of your own. This revelation led the former football player turned activist to launch Kaepernick Publishing in 2019, with the mission to elevate a new generation of writers with diverse views and voices to help build a better and more just world. Now the publishing house is releasing its first powerful offering, Abolition for the People: The Movement for a Future Without Policing & Prisons. A collection of more than 30 essays, the anthology examines the anti-Black roots of policing and imprisonment. Writers and activists such as Mariame Kaba, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Kiese Laymon, Derecka Purnell, and others share their thoughts and findings through historical exposition, researched data, and personal essays—some that take us through their own firsthand realities of being incarcerated. Artist Emory Douglas, best known as the former minister of culture for the Black Panther Party, designed the striking cover art.”


  40. 60 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    and across the pond, the other corrupt clown bojo’s brexit shit sandwich is in shambles. it all goes back to the rabid racist voters and taking my ball home nonvoters.

  41. 61 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 9:17 pm

  42. 62 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 9:18 pm

  43. 63 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 9:19 pm

  44. 64 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 9:24 pm

  45. 65 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    they are all robin leaches. pun intended.

  46. 66 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 9:27 pm

  47. 67 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 9:28 pm

  48. 68 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    I love the poorly educated. most of murkkka now.

  49. 69 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 9:30 pm

  50. 70 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 9:41 pm

  51. 71 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 9:48 pm

  52. 73 amk for obama
    October 13, 2021 at 9:54 pm

  53. 74 pkayden
    October 13, 2021 at 10:07 pm

  54. 75 Dudette
    October 13, 2021 at 10:43 pm


  55. 78 Dudette
    October 13, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Pro tip: Never leave drunk Derek out front.
    Are you drunk?!!
    Of course I am, it’s a party! 😂🤣

  56. 79 Dudette
    October 13, 2021 at 10:55 pm

  57. 80 jer44
    October 14, 2021 at 12:27 am

  58. 81 Dudette
    October 14, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Good Thursday Morning, Family!
    Bookmark this for when you need it! 😆😂🤣😆😂🤣😆😂🤣

  59. 82 Dudette
    October 14, 2021 at 10:25 am

    MVP and Senator Duckworth discuss what’s in the Build Back Better agenda

  60. October 14, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Doom yesterday….

    “If we don`t solve the presidential election fraud of 2020,

    which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented,

    Republicans will not be voting in 2022 or 2024.

    It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.”

    —–Um it snowed, snowing again biggest flakes ever…but is the sky is up?

  61. October 14, 2021 at 10:49 am


    Republicans looking to manufacture voter fraud where they haven’t found any: Marc Elias

    “Marc Elias, Democratic voting rights attorney,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about the Republican strategy to change voting laws
    with the hopes of producing mistakes that can be spun as fraud,
    and what politicians and pro-democracy Americans can do about it.”

  62. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    October 14, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Good morning!

    Hey, if Bernie can compromise over in the Senate (who would have thought that!), our House Progressives should be able to, as well. After that, we can better work on Manchin and Sinema. Anyway, that’s my take today. May change tomorrow – Ha!

    • October 14, 2021 at 11:24 am

      S & M have been bought off…Big Oil (climate action) and big pharma are freaking out.
      Our folks are not the problem. Manchin came in at Zero dollars…the original figure was 6T. For now, Dems are looking at shortening the list and doing a lasting job on those.

  63. October 14, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Dayton Police Dragged Paraplegic Man Clifford Owensby from His Car;

    NAACP Says Arrest Was “Unlawful”


    —This was horrific. Mr Owensby was also cuffed…where is the media.

  64. October 14, 2021 at 11:41 am

    “People vs. Fossil Fuels’’:

    Winona LaDuke & Mass Protests Call on Biden to Stop Line 3 Pipeline


  65. October 14, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Florida School Board Member Details Terrifying Harassment By Anti-Maskers

    “Jennifer Jenkins, Brevard County Florida School Board member, joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the harassment she has faced for supporting masks and why “it only takes one person to terrorize you.”

    • October 14, 2021 at 11:49 am

      Lawrence O’Donnell:
      “What is it like to be in your home with your (5 year old) daughter watching that stuff?

      Jennifer Jenkins:
      “It’s really difficult. The last protest where they came outside of my home. Again, I’m not against people using their First Amendment rights. They’re on public property. That’s okay.
      But I’m against them terrorizing my family.
      There was 25 individuals standing outside my home in a small beach town in Florida. They were there for hours. Police presence didn’t come right away. It started to get dark out. It was time for me to put my daughter to bed, and as I’m sitting trying to read her a story, these individuals are walking right by her bedroom saying vile things. And as I followed them around the corner to where their cars were parked into a parking lot right behind my home, police presence wasn’t following them until I was there.
      They got in my face. They coughed in my face telling me they were going to give me COVID. They swung flags in my face, nearly missing me by a couple of inches. They said horrible disgusting things to my neighbors. And I eventually went back inside, but they brandished their weapons in the parking lot in front of my neighbors. And my daughter to this day at least twice a week, Mommy are those mean people going to be outside again?….they vandalized my property…they wrote obscenities in my grass with weed killer.”

      • October 14, 2021 at 12:47 pm


        PM Trudeau made it a federal crime to harass school board officials and health-care workers.
        —why oh why cannot we make this possible in America?
        —aren’t we bright enough?

  66. October 14, 2021 at 11:59 am

    “Filipina Journalist Maria Ressa
    Wins Nobel Peace Prize
    After Facing Years of Threats & Arrests”

  67. October 14, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    Pro-Trump Candidate Suggests Taking Boats Out of the Ocean to Lower Sea Levels

    “I’m curious, do you think the sea level would lower, if we just took all the boats out of the water? Just a thought, not a statement…”

    …anti-science kings.

  68. October 14, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    Biden Reverses Trump’s Policy Of Terrorizing Immigrants With Workplace Raids

    “The Biden administration has ended the targeting of immigrants with workplace raids and shifting the enforcement focus to employers.”

    See statement by Secretary of HS Mayorkas:

  69. October 14, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    ARE WE READY!??? The Fierce Urgency of NOW!

    We are one, maybe two, elections away from a constitutional crisis. More than a year ago — before Election Day — Donald Trump made clear that he would not accept the results of free and fair elections if he did not win. Too few people paid attention, discounting it as the ravings of a soon-to-be failed candidate. In the days following the November 2020 election, Trump and his allies executed a plan to subvert the election results. While they failed, Republicans learned from the experience and are prepared to try again. The future of our democracy rests on whether those committed to free and fair elections will prepare as well.

  70. October 14, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    “And what about now? What is preventing any meaningful oversight now?” (Lawrence O’Donnell)

    Walter Shaub,
    fmr Director U.S. Office of Government Ethics:

    “Well sadly, I think timidity. It’s the same thing we’re seeing with the Justice Department.

    There seems to be this fear that they’ll be viewed as engaging in retribution, politically motivated, or that they may face retaliation themselves from a future administration.

    But I think it’s a failure to grasp that we’re so far outside of the norm and in such dangerous territory,
    that the greater risk in my view is the impunity from a lack of the government holding anyone accountable.

    It sentences us a nation to endure more of this because future bad actors will know they can get away with it.”

  71. 102 jer44
    October 14, 2021 at 12:58 pm


  72. 103 amk for obama
    October 14, 2021 at 1:12 pm

  73. 105 pkayden
    October 14, 2021 at 2:17 pm

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