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Freedom To Vote


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  1. 1 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 11:43 am

    This is so important. Thank you for posting this Nerdy Wonka! Voter suppression in all its forms must be stamped out. 🙏🏾

  2. 2 amk for obama
    October 29, 2021 at 11:47 am

  3. October 29, 2021 at 11:52 am

    We must pull out all the stops to make sure the Freedom to Vote Act passes (which means exempting it from the filibuster). I’ve been wondering how @Meta feels about Faceplant trying to rebrand with her name? I’d love to quit if there was a good alternative!

  4. 5 pkayden
    October 29, 2021 at 12:01 pm

  5. October 29, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    Eleventh Circuit Reinstates Pay-To-Vote for Florida Felons Who Completed Sentences

    “This court’s order prevents thousands of otherwise eligible voters from participating in Florida’s primary election simply because they are poor,” Justice Sotomayor explained in her dissent. The court’s “inaction continues a trend of condoning disenfranchisement.” (Florida has an estimated 774,000 disenfranchised felons in the state.)

    For now, the voters’ will in approving Amendment 4 has been negated by Florida’s GOP-dominated legislature. Unless SCOTUS intervenes, the re-enfranchisement victory that already created a class based upon offenses has another class: the poor who have little hope of paying off their LFOs. See: Jones v. Governor of Fla., 975 F.3d 1016 (11th Cir. 2020).

    (https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2020/oct/1/eleventh-circuit-reinstates-pay-vote-florida-felons-who-completed-sentences/)

  6. 7 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Sad news. Atlanta has lost an angel. RIP WSB anchor Jovita Moore. 🙏🏾😔🕊

  7. 8 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    A message from President Obama marking the upcoming anniversary of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

  8. October 29, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    Tom Nichols, author “Our Own Worst Enemy”:
    “What’s really happening here is that Trump and Bannon and the rest of them,
    they`re not just thumbing their nose at the rule of law, they’re trying to make the point that Congress is not really
    a branch of government, e.g. ‘The Article I power of the Constitution does’t really exist unless you happen to like it.’

    ….McCarthy isn’t really talking to the American people or to other members of Congress. He is talking to a very narrow slice of the Republican base of whom he is deeply afraid of crossing, including Donald Trump. And it’s a tragedy, because that continues the attack on our constitutional system of government.”

    Joy Reid:
    “What’s bizarre about it, you’re having members of Congress essentially argue that their own branch of government has no power. That their own branch of government does not have the right to issue and enforce a subpoena. And then you have someone like Kevin McCarthy who then wants to take control of a branch of that very government that he is attempting to strip of its power.”

    Nichols:
    “But it makes perfect sense if you think like the cheap and corroded authoritarians that people like McCarthy have become. Which is that: ‘Congress doesn’t matter and is unimportant unless WE control it, unless the party I like controls it. Then it should become all powerful and be able to do anything at once. If someone else controls it, you may ignore it at your leisure’. And that’s the way authoritarians think. ’Institutions only matter if they happen to be in your grip…they only matter if you’re in charge of them.’”

    “I think they have wrong-footed the Democrats here who have internalized the Republican critique of them that ‘You have to be civil. You have to take us seriously. You can’t accuse of us bad faith, even when we’re obviously acting in bad faith’. I think the answer here is not to sink to Mitch McConnell’s level but to be sober and judicious and clear-eyed and as cold-blooded as Mitch McConnell is being. To say McConnell would overthrow the filibuster if it were in his interest. We need to think that way ourselves.”

  9. 11 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Astronauts heading to the Space Station this weekend. 🚀🛰✨

  10. 12 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Okay, when you need a little cuteness in your life… ❤️

  11. October 29, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    NASA Live

    October 29, Friday
    12 p.m. – NASA Administrator Bill Nelson briefing at the Kennedy Space Center for the NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission launch
    1:30 p.m. – Media teleconference to share information about the Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment (S-MODE)
    8:45 p.m. – Coverage of the rendezvous and docking of the ISS Progress 79 cargo ship to the International Space Station (Docking scheduled at 9:34 p.m. EDT)
    10 p.m. – Media teleconference after the NASA-SpaceX Launch Readiness Review for the Crew-3 mission. (Time is tentative; teleconference will begin approximately one hour after completion of the review.)

    October 30, Saturday
    10 p.m. – Coverage of the launch of the NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission (Launch scheduled at 2:21 a.m. EDT on Sunday, Oct. 31)
    Note: Coverage will be continuous through docking, hatch opening and the welcoming ceremony on Monday,
    Nov. 1.

    (https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive)

  12. 14 jer44
    October 29, 2021 at 12:27 pm

  13. 15 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    SMH

  14. 17 jer44
    October 29, 2021 at 12:32 pm

  15. 18 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:34 pm

  16. 19 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    ❤️🤍💙

  17. October 29, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Congressman Swalwell:
    “Imagine wanting to ‘own the Libs’ so bad Joy,
    that you would defend
    the Nazi salute to a Jewish Attorney General. I mean that’s where they are right now.”:

  18. 21 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Secretary Yellen on Build Back Better

  19. 23 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Tell ‘em Kurt!

  20. October 29, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
    Book by Michael Lewis

    Analyzes the failures of the CDC in the Trump administration to contain the coronavirus.

    Lewis to Hayes:
    “If someone had told you that we would be looking at 750,000 dead Americans and that wouldn’t be enough to unify the country behind a sensible strategy, I`’d have said you’re crazy.”

  21. 25 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Here’s something you can do, even if you don’t live in Virginia! 📱🤳☎️📞

  22. 26 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:42 pm

  23. October 29, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Off-line with Jon Favreau:
    Jia Tolentino on the Internet’s Endless Stage

    “In This Episode Jia Tolentino, New Yorker staff writer and author of Trick Mirror,
    talks to Jon about how the internet has turned life into an endless performance,
    why that makes politics hard and virtue signaling easy, and what being online during the pandemic has done to our collective psyche. New episodes of Offline with Jon Favreau drop every Sunday on the Pod Save America feed.”

    https://crooked.com/podcast/jia-tolentino-on-the-internets-endless-stage/)

    Plus: What A Day, weekdays 5am.
    Plus: Pod Save America podcasts now Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  24. 28 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    👁👁

  25. 30 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:45 pm

  26. 31 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    • 32 Dudette
      October 29, 2021 at 12:50 pm

      • 33 jacquelineoboomer
        October 29, 2021 at 3:09 pm

        Don’t remember hearing that about Jill before! Another reason it was a special trip for both of them.

  27. October 29, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    EUN SUN KIM

    She’s Making History in Opera. Can She Help Ensure Its Future?
    Eun Sun Kim is the first woman to serve as music director of one of America’s largest opera companies. She aims to broaden the art form’s appeal in the digital age.

    “But Kim, who turns 41 on Saturday, is uneasy about the attention. She recalled the example of her grandmother, a pioneering obstetrician in South Korea who longed for the day when she would be called simply a doctor, rather than a female doctor.

    “It’s a hard job, it’s a big job, whether you’re a woman or a man,” she said. “I want to be seen just as a conductor.”

    “The challenges are formidable. Kim is working to help San Francisco Opera recover from the turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in the cancellation of 57 performances and the loss of more than $20 million in anticipated ticket revenue. While live performances are back, it is unclear if audiences will return in force.”

    (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/arts/music/san-francisco-opera-eun-sun-kim.html)

  28. 35 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    We might’ve had our flying cars by now, but no.

  29. 36 jer44
    October 29, 2021 at 12:51 pm

  30. October 29, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Native America Calling:
    Questions about federal pandemic relief distribution

    “The more than $200 billion in federal pandemic aid to tribes provided welcome financial relief at a critical time.
    But a new analysis points out what the study’s authors say is vastly inequitable distribution of that money.
    Scholars with the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
    say flaws in the formula established to distribute the money are the main culprit and
    both the Biden and Trump administrations chose to ignore recommendations by tribes and others
    to make the allocations more fair.”
    (https://www.indianz.com/News/2021/10/21/native-america-calling-5/)

  31. 38 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Ladies, get your mamaograms! Okay? Just do it.

  32. October 29, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    CHARLES ‘CHUCK’ F. SAMS III
    delivers an opening statement at his confirmation hearing to serve as director of the National Park Service in President Joe Biden’s administration.

    “Sams is a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, based in Oregon.
    He also has ties to the Yankton Sioux Tribe and the Cocopah Tribe.
    “My great-grandmother, Mary, was a Walla Walla and Cayuse tribal member and the daughter of Chief Peo Peo Mox Mox, headman of the Walla Walla people,” Sams told the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in his opening statement on October 19, 2021.

    “My personal history is deeply interwoven with the fabric of our shared American history,” said Sams, who was accompanied to the hearing in Washington, D.C,. by his wife and their oldest child.
    The hearing is the first step in the confirmation process for Sams. The next step would be for the committee to hold a business meeting and vote on his nomination. From there, he would go to the full U.S. Senate.
    If confirmed by the chamber, Sams would be the first Native person to serve as director of the National Park Service, which is part of the Department of the Interior, the federal agency with the most trust and treaty responsibilities in Indian Country. Secretary Deb Haaland, a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, is the first Native person to lead the department.
    (https://www.indianz.com/News/2021/10/20/charles-chuck-f-sams-iii-opening-statement-nominee-national-park-service/)

  33. 40 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Space plumbers to the rescue

    Informative thread here, if you’re interested:

  34. October 29, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Consultation sessions announced for Indian Youth Service Corps Program

    The Department of the Interior will be consulting tribal nations, Alaska Native corporations and Native Hawaiian organizations as it moves forward with the Indian Youth Service Corps Program (IYSC).
    The IYSC was established by an act of Congress in 2019.
    It will provide education, employment, and training opportunities to American Indian,
    Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian youth through conservation projects on public lands, Indian lands and Hawaiian homelands.

    “The Indian Youth Service Corps Program has the potential to transform the lives of Indigenous youth all across our country,” said Secretary Deb Haaland, a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna
    who is the first Native person to lead Interior,
    the federal agency with the most trust and treaty responsibilities in Indian Country.
    “Young people are the future stewards of our lands, waters, and resources. I am thrilled that the Interior Department can provide greater opportunities to learn, work, and train in a variety of innovative and transformative conservation projects,” Haaland said in a news release on Friday.”

    (https://www.indianz.com/News/2021/10/28/consultations-sessions-announced-for-indian-youth-service-corps-program/)

  35. 42 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    I can’t even pretend to be surprised by this.

  36. October 29, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Links will not post to:

    Calendar, First American Art Magazine

    and

    Higher Education Celebrates Native American Art
    (American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, celebrated each year in November.)

  37. October 29, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Unions gave us weekends, we want them back, and a living wage.
    –Happy Friday to all!

    If you speak of gain and loss,
    you are a person of gain and loss.
    Don’t you see? The tall one is a tall buddha, the short one is a short buddha.
    (Panshan)

  38. 48 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Please share.

  39. October 29, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Hey Dudette… and honored by all the fabsters on TOD.
    love

  40. 51 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Some White House cuteness!

  41. 52 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Some NASA Halloween nerdy-coolness!

    Check out the clips here

    Direct article:
    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-updates-sinister-sounds-of-the-solar-system-and-beyond

  42. 53 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    😆

  43. 58 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Last day of early voting for Georgia

  44. 59 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Tish is running!

  45. 60 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    VP Booster

  46. 61 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Yay for vaxxed strippers! 😆

  47. 62 whatisworking
    October 29, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Starting in 10 minutes – Kamala Harris, Jaimie Harrison, Build Back better
    https://www.live.democrats.org

  48. 63 jacquelineoboomer
    October 29, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Sorry to post the pic of the guy on the right.

  49. 64 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Good point.

  50. 65 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    A week or two tops for me. After than I’m gonna need to find some sunlight.

  51. 67 Dudette
    October 29, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Meghan and Harry are such good people!

  52. 69 Dudette
    October 30, 2021 at 12:41 am

    By the end of 2021…

  53. 71 amk for obama
    October 30, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Replies on 2nd photo are golden.

  54. 72 marleysperson
    October 30, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Morning everyone:) Got my COVID booster on Thursday afternoon….it absolutely kicked my butt. was in bed for 36 hours straight. Fever, chills, aches and pains…got out of bed just this morning. Still have a slight fever but it WAS 102.3….that said, I’d do it all over again to be protected. It’s better than dying or being on a vent.

    • 73 jer44
      October 30, 2021 at 11:50 am

      Got my booster Tuesday afternoon. Absolutely no reaction. Went outside and mowed grass.

    • 75 ggail44
      October 30, 2021 at 11:53 am

      Got my Booster, sore shoulder the next day, took Tylenol and the soreness went away during the day. No other ill effects.

    • 78 COS
      October 30, 2021 at 1:16 pm

      Got my Pfizer booster over a week ago. Only had minor soreness the next day, with no other symptoms. I ddn’t even feel the needle when she gave me the shot. I will also do it all over marleysperson because I want to be protected and to protect others.

      • 79 tnmtngirl1
        October 30, 2021 at 3:35 pm

        Agree about the side effects being worth it. As sick as I was with my breakthrough case of Covid, I cannot imagine having it and being unvaxxed. The vaccine did fully protect my lungs for which I was and am eternally grateful. I was scheduled to have my booster in mid November (90 days after having Regeneron). Now, it will be February. I have to wait 90 days after my knee surgery which is Tuesday.

      • 81 marleysperson
        October 30, 2021 at 4:15 pm

        Agree about the shot itself. Hardly noticed it…. But I completely missed a day out of a three day weekend:) Glad all is well for you now:)

    • 82 whenpamelawandered
      October 31, 2021 at 1:58 am

      {{{💕🕯DF🕯💕}}}

  55. 83 ggail44
    October 30, 2021 at 11:51 am

  56. 84 amk for obama
    October 30, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Which came out of the taxpayers’ packet. You pay for what you voted for.

  57. 85 Dudette
    October 30, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Happy Saturday Family! 😘❤️

  58. 86 Dudette
    October 30, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    MVP got her booster today! 👏🏾

  59. 87 whenpamelawandered
    October 30, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Not much to add to this gem:

  60. 88 jer44
    October 30, 2021 at 3:19 pm

  61. 89 ggail44
    October 30, 2021 at 5:01 pm

  62. 92 amk for obama
    October 30, 2021 at 7:32 pm

  63. 93 amk for obama
    October 30, 2021 at 7:32 pm

  64. 94 amk for obama
    October 30, 2021 at 7:33 pm

  65. 95 amk for obama
    October 30, 2021 at 7:38 pm

  66. 96 amk for obama
    October 30, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    It’s been a week. 🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗

  67. 97 amk for obama
    October 30, 2021 at 7:55 pm

  68. October 30, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Long article, when you have a moment. But the “King” in this Bolivian kingdom has ancestral roots in Uganda! 🤔 Would love to know more about that ancestral journey!

    https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20210310-bolivias-little-known-tribal-kingdom

  69. October 30, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Long article, when you have a moment. But the “King” in this Bolivian kingdom has ancestral roots in Uganda! 🤔 Would love to know more about that ancestral journey!

    https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20210310-bolivias-little-known-tribal-kingdom

  70. 101 jer44
    October 30, 2021 at 9:07 pm


    In This Photo: Angela Merkel, Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron
    Getty Images

  71. 102 amk for obama
    October 30, 2021 at 11:23 pm

  72. 103 amk for obama
    October 31, 2021 at 7:03 am

  73. 104 amk for obama
    October 31, 2021 at 7:21 am

    garland as feckless as the previous trumpturd was.

  74. 105 Dudette
    October 31, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Good thread here. 🙂

  75. 106 Dudette
    October 31, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Go Virginia!

  76. 108 Dudette
    October 31, 2021 at 10:07 am


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