Build Back Better

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  1. 1 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Thanks for the new post Nerdy!
    Happy Monday Everyone!
    Yay! It’s finally Infrastructure Week! The bill signing is at 3pm Eastern.

  2. 2 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 9:21 am

  3. November 15, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Now….started 9:15 a.m.
    NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 post-flight news conference

    Crew-2 astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur of NASA, Akihiko Hoshide of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency), will participate in the first media event after their splashdown.”


  4. November 15, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Remarks by President Biden on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
    Nov 10/21

    “And according to the economic experts, this bill is going to ease inflationary pressures,
    lowering the cost to working families. Seventeen — excuse me — yeah, 17 Nobel laureates in economics wrote a letter to me about 10 days ago saying this is going to affect — bring inflation down, not up. ”

    Full: (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/11/10/remarks-by-president-biden-on-the-bipartisan-infrastructure-deal-2/)

  5. November 15, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Rev. Sharpton: How Was I Intimidating Anyone In Arbery Murder Trial Courtroom?

    “An Ahmaud Arbery murder trial defense attorney is slammed by Rev. Al Sharpton, for saying Sharpton’s presence would be influencing and intimidating to the jury.” (ReidOut)

  6. November 15, 2021 at 10:01 am

  7. November 15, 2021 at 10:22 am

    All right Now!!

  8. 10 jer44
    November 15, 2021 at 10:25 am

  9. 12 jer44
    November 15, 2021 at 10:28 am

  10. November 15, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Congressman Ted Lieu:
    Americans must ask, what are Mark Meadows and Steve Bannon hiding?

    “The indictment of former top Trump aide Steve Bannon on charges of contempt of Congress is a first,
    with the Biden Justice Department showing that no one is above the law and that they will do their part to uphold Congress’s subpoena power. Bannon is expected to turn himself in on Monday and appear in court that afternoon.” (Tiffany Cross)

    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/watch/steve-bannon-mark-meadows-ignoring-congressional-subpoenas-analyzed-by-rep-lieu-126124101873)

  11. 14 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 10:45 am

    The Honorable John Lewis gets a stamp

  12. 15 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 10:45 am

  13. 16 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 10:47 am

  14. 19 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Today’s the last day to sign up for the Child Tax Credit!

  15. 20 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Beto for Texas!!!

  16. November 15, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Renewed U.S. Leadership in Glasgow Raises Ambition to Tackle Climate Crisis

    “Today, as COP26 ended, over 190 countries concluded negotiations on a text that includes a global commitment to tackle the climate crisis and keep the goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach.”


  17. 25 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 10:56 am

  18. 26 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 10:59 am

  19. 27 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 11:18 am

    It IS a very good day!

  20. 28 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Here’s what’s in the Infrastructure bill:

  21. 29 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Representation matters

  22. November 15, 2021 at 11:46 am

    The escalation of interpersonal violence in this country:

    “Nationwide, murders were up nearly 30% in 2020,
    according to recent FBI data.

    That’s the largest one-year increase since the bureau began keeping records on homicides.”


    • November 15, 2021 at 11:48 am

      Trump encouraging violence and intimidation at 2016 rally:

      Trump : “I would like to punch him in the face, I will tell you.
      Knock the crap out of him, would you?
      Seriously, OK? Just knock the hell — I promise you I will pay for the legal fees. In the good old days, this doesn’t happen, because they used to treat them very, very rough. In the good old days, they’d rip him out of that seat so fast. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks.”

      Trump this week:
      Karl: “They were saying “Hang Mike Pence!””
      Trump: “Because it’s common sense, Jon.

    • November 15, 2021 at 11:50 am

      It is illegal for a cat, a prince, a mafia boss, or a trump to attempt a coup on the U.S. Capitol.
      = Go get him!!

  23. 33 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    Another reason today is a good day!

  24. 34 Nerdy Wonka
    November 15, 2021 at 12:26 pm

  25. 36 jer44
    November 15, 2021 at 12:29 pm

  26. 37 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 12:32 pm

  27. 38 jer44
    November 15, 2021 at 12:52 pm

  28. 39 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 1:35 pm

  29. 40 Don
    November 15, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    I’ve worked inside of federal prisons for over twenty years, the fear in the eyes of some of the new arrivals is something I’ll never forget. To hear that cell door slam behind you is something you can’t prepare for. I’ve seen many people get arrested, and go to trial and lose, and get sentenced anywhere from a couple of months all the way up to life. I can guarantee you that Bannon and whomever else from the Trump junta that gets arrested and has to spend two hours going through the booking process and the arraignment, will come away from that experience, and for the very first time in their lives truly understand the meaning of every man for himself.

    • 41 tnmtngirl1
      November 15, 2021 at 6:18 pm

      No doubt you are correct. In this case, Bannon will never see the inside of a jail. Neither will any of the others.

  30. 42 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Pete hits it on the head!

    • 43 Don
      November 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

      I do not mean to sound crass or disrespectful but this precedent goes out the window once the wrong people start to get shot.

    • November 15, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      The Federal Assault Weapons Ban enacted in 1994 expired in 2004.

      Since then, America has become a living hell of mass killings.
      Military weapons are not for civilians. Ask anyone in the developed world.

      Humans are too fallible and the second amendment excuse is a fraud…it was for flint locks.
      Don’t insult me with this ridiculous pretense.
      Stop talking.

      BAN THEM!

  31. 46 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    Infrastructure Priorities and Task Force

    Direct link:

  32. 47 pkayden
    November 15, 2021 at 2:50 pm

  33. November 15, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Secret Tapes Of NRA Leadership Reveal Debate Of Post-Columbine Strategy

    ‘Following the Columbine shooting in April of 1999, top leaders of the National Rifle Association huddled in private to discuss their public response to the tragedy.

    Secret tapes of those deliberations were obtained by NPR investigative correspondent Tim Mak. He explains what’s revealed in the tapes: that the group considered a much different stance than the one it ultimately took — a stance that would help set the stage for decades of debate about gun violence in America.’

    —Tim Mak: “Inside the Downfall of the NRA.”

  34. 50 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Heads up!

  35. 51 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Signing ceremony on CSPAN now

    Direct link:

  36. 52 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Law of the Land! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  37. 54 pkayden
    November 15, 2021 at 5:09 pm

  38. 57 No Child Left Behind
    November 15, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Good Evening TODVille!

    It is infrastructure week!

    • 58 jacquelineoboomer
      November 15, 2021 at 9:03 pm

      Good evening to you! And today’s infrastructure bill-signing ceremony was excellent! It’s the law, now.

  39. November 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm

  40. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    November 15, 2021 at 9:01 pm


  41. November 15, 2021 at 9:18 pm

  42. November 15, 2021 at 10:26 pm

  43. 63 whenpamelawandered
    November 16, 2021 at 1:53 am

    About to fall asleep, smiling for a change!! Thank goodness for this administration, we dare to have hope..

    And I just watched a darling movie, Clifford ~ The Big Red Dog, released last week, and absolutely filled with community and how much we all need each other…

    Do find it, the feeling will stay with you!

    Nite nite!


  44. November 16, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Just dropping this here. RIP Masekela, passed in 2018. He left some words, though! 💜

  45. 65 pkayden
    November 16, 2021 at 9:38 am

  46. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    November 16, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Lots of ’em do it. So annoying.

  47. 67 jer44
    November 16, 2021 at 10:37 am

    European Best Pictures Of The Day – November 10 (Source: Getty Images)

  48. 69 pkayden
    November 16, 2021 at 10:52 am

  49. 70 Dudette
    November 16, 2021 at 11:27 am

  50. November 16, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Remarks by President Biden at Signing of H.R. 3684,
    The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

    “So, with confidence, optimism, with vision and faith in each other, let’s believe in possibilities. Let’s believe in one another. And let’s believe in America.”


  51. 72 Dudette
    November 16, 2021 at 11:48 am

  52. 73 Dudette
    November 16, 2021 at 11:50 am

    The team is hitting the road! 👏🏾

  53. November 16, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Hard to fathom why congrats regarding the Infrastructure bill, and great comments about it will not post up.

  54. 76 Dudette
    November 16, 2021 at 12:12 pm


  55. November 16, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    This looks to be interesting…i won’t be able to listen…but some might find it a good listen….

  56. 80 Dudette
    November 16, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Awww! ❤️

  57. November 16, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Ruben Gallego RIPS Fellow Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar

    “This has gone too far. This is not the first time he has incited violence. He has hung out with anti-Semites,
    has said anti-Semitic phrases and tropes, threatened the president also. It’s time to move on. He’s a joke. He’s been a joke to Congress. He’s not serving his constituents well. If he doesn’t want to act in a civilized manner, then he shouldn’t be able to serve on committees.If he changes his tune, maybe it’s a different story.

    But right now there’s no way a member of Congress like him should be serving.
    If he was in the private sector, he would’ve been fired by now, by the way, when you threaten violence upon one of your coworkers.” (speaking to Chris Hayes)


  58. November 16, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    The problem with Kevin McCarthy’s overdue reaction to Paul Gosar
    It took more than a week, but Kevin McCarthy finally commented on Paul Gosar’s latest controversy.
    His reaction was as underwhelming as it was overdue.

    “What McCarthy did not do, however, is criticize Gosar or condemn the latest in a series of controversies surrounding the Arizonan’s antics.
    As we discussed last week, the House GOP leader — the would-be House Speaker — has plenty of options. McCarthy could endorse Gosar’s expulsion, support a censure resolution, strip Gosar of his committee assignments, announce that the NRCC will not support the congressman’s re-election campaign, etc.”

    (Benen: https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/problem-kevin-mccarthy-s-overdue-reaction-paul-gosar-n1283932)

  59. November 16, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Infrastructure bill a victory for Biden as well for democracy as a system of government

    “Rachel Maddow points out that even as improving U.S. infrastructure has been a central goal of President Biden, he has also been focused on proving to the world that democracy is an effective, productive means of governing, superior to autocracy, a goal also served by the passage of the infrastructure bill.”

  60. November 16, 2021 at 12:53 pm


    World’s autocrats eager to fill in where U.S. democracy falters on world stage

    “Anne Applebaum, staff writer for The Atlantic,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about the importance of President Biden’s mission to demonstrate the advantages
    and functionality of democracy to the rest of the world, and how autocrats benefit when the U.S. model shows weakness.”

  61. November 16, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    “The Bad Guys are winning”
    by Anne Applebaum

    “If the 20th century was the story of slow, uneven progress toward the victory of liberal democracy over other ideologies—communism, fascism, virulent nationalism—the 21st century is, so far, a story of the reverse.”


    —-author “Twilight of Democracy”.

  62. November 16, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Pentagon isn’t giving Oklahoma Guard a choice on vaccine policy

    The new head of the Oklahoma National Guard effectively decided to go rogue on the Pentagon’s vaccine policy.

    “It is a lawful order for National Guardsmen to receive the Covid vaccine. It is a lawful order.”
    Defense Department press secretary John Kirby told reporters at a news briefing.”


  63. 88 ggail44
    November 16, 2021 at 2:01 pm

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    November 16, 2021 at 2:09 pm


  65. 90 ggail44
    November 16, 2021 at 2:17 pm

  66. 91 jer44
    November 16, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    European Best Pictures Of The Day – November 08

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