104 Responses to “In Alaska With POTUS”


  1. November 24, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    I remember that episode! Happy, safe Thanksgiving to all!

  2. 11 Dudette
    November 24, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Justice for Ahmaud!

    • 12 Dudette
      November 24, 2021 at 1:59 pm

      Rev has a point!

      • November 24, 2021 at 7:49 pm

        I could finally cry. Held everything deep inside my soul after that rotten brat in WI. Then today … tears just coursed their way down my neck, & somehow cleansed my heart.💜💞💖

        • 14 Dudette
          November 24, 2021 at 8:24 pm

          I feel you. It’s exhausting and depressing having to constantly assert ourselves as humans whose lives matter. ❤️

          • November 24, 2021 at 11:09 pm

            Truly exhausted of receiving crumbs so to be recognized & acknowleged as beings, persons. We are human, more humane than what history has shown of their acts. What are they so afraid of, that minor % of America? (Of course media perpetuates huge % of BS.) Well now. If Lady Karma (I heard she’s a bitch, we’re probably related, gotta check Ancestry.com one of these days😇) scares them into gerrymandering/gun toting murderers/etcetera arseholics, then let me tell ya! Karma Lady Bitch doesn’t play your game! That’s their fear.

  3. November 24, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny.

    State of Terror: A Novel

    Ms. Clinton in a great interview with Rachel Maddow yesterday: “I’m thrilled they like the thriller”.

  4. November 24, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Remarks by President Biden
    on the Economy and Lowering Prices for the American People
    (excerpts)

    “It starts with my Port Action Plan — a proactive three-month effort to invest in our ports and relieve bottlenecks. Forty percent of the goods, for example, that come into this country on the West Coast come through two ports: Los Angeles and Long Beach. To help ease the congestion at these ports, I brought together labor and management and asked them to step up and cooperate, to move from operating the ports at 40 hours a week at those ports to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

    “The price of gasoline has reached record levels recently in Europe and in Asia.
    In France, at the end of last month, it reached about $7 per gallon. In Japan, it’s about $5.50 per gallon — the highest it’s been in years.”

    “It’s a testament to the grit and determination of the American people, as well as our unique approach to this recovery and our focus on rebuilding our economy from the bottom up and the middle out, not the top down.
    Because of that approach, we’re the only leading economy in the world where household income and the economy as a whole are stronger than they were before the pandemic hit.”

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/11/23/remarks-by-president-biden-on-the-economy-and-lowering-prices-for-the-american-people/)

    • 22 0388jojothecat
      November 25, 2021 at 1:41 pm

      The ports got unclogged when businesses were going to get fined for not returning empty containers and container companies for not shipping them back to China.

      Thanks POTUS BIDEN AND PETE.

  5. November 24, 2021 at 2:21 pm

  6. 25 jer44
    November 24, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    LIVE NOW…

  7. 26 ggail44
    November 24, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Thank you for Justice to prevail 💖🙏🏾
    This young man, Ahmaud Arbery can now Rest in Eternal Peace.

  8. 30 Dudette
    November 24, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Next!

  9. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    November 24, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    I’m so very exhausted – but, most of all, thankful for these verdicts today. Rest in peace, Ahmaud Arbery. Praying for his loving family.

  10. November 24, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Any TOD Fam visiting DC these dates? Here you go!

  11. 35 marleysperson
    November 24, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Love you guys. Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍁

  12. November 24, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Albuquerque to my TOD friends!! Today was monumental. YES, only one battle in the struggle. But a BIG WIN I did not expect, especially after the murder-brat got off.

    Still, savor it and have a great holiday!

    (Don’t eat and drink anything………… 😋 )

  13. 38 jer44
    November 24, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    RE-RUN… Chaka Khan vs Stephanie Mills Verzuz Battle LIVE

  14. November 24, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    A little PBO retro times to bring smiles & love:

  15. 41 whenpamelawandered
    November 25, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Nite nite everyone, have a good day tomorrow, stay strong, keep you all the Heart..

    Big hugs all around

    {{{{{💜TOD💜}}}}}

  16. 44 Dudette
    November 25, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Love to you and yours! ❤️

  17. 49 jer44
    November 25, 2021 at 2:49 pm

  18. November 25, 2021 at 4:10 pm

  19. 52 jer44
    November 25, 2021 at 4:48 pm

  20. November 25, 2021 at 5:05 pm

  21. 54 jacquelineoboomer
    November 25, 2021 at 9:10 pm

  22. November 25, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Thanksgiving Message from the International Space Station

    Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and
    Kayla Barron and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer shared their thoughts
    about spending Thanksgiving in orbit and the foods they plan to enjoy.

    —- looked up at the stars tonight and thought about our fab community in space. Best wishes!!

  23. 56 jer44
    November 25, 2021 at 11:02 pm

  24. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    November 26, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Somebody reminded me I wrote this poem a while back. Still works for me! Hope everyone had a Happy Turkey Day. Thanks for being here for us, Nerdy darlin’ !!!

    ***

    The beauty of not being the chef or the cook
    Is that tonight I don’t have to pore through any recipe book
    I don’t have to wonder if there will be enough
    Or if tom turkey has turned out a little too tough
    All I had to do was play my cards right to get an invitation
    And smile when I wish Happy Thanksgiving …
    … to everyone in the nation.

  25. 58 jacquelineoboomer
    November 26, 2021 at 12:43 am

  26. November 26, 2021 at 6:07 am

    I”m late with this…but this family looks so joyful

  27. November 26, 2021 at 7:36 am

    Happy Thanksgiving weekend to the Obama family!!!
    Thank you PBO and forever Michelle for all the work you are doing. And for inspiring young people to make a difference in their communities and in their countries around the world.
    –love you so much.

  28. 66 jer44
    November 26, 2021 at 10:42 am

    • 67 ggail44
      November 26, 2021 at 11:46 am

      I would like for him and Attorney Ben Crump to find a way to sue the State of Missouri for wrongful incarceration.

  29. 68 ggail44
    November 26, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Good West Coast Friday morning Nerdy & TOD family.

  30. 69 whenpamelawandered
    November 26, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/who-meeting-covid19-variant-concern-south-africa-2340336

    The latest update

    Big hugs, stay smart and stay safe…

    🕊🕯🙏🏼🕯🕊

  31. November 26, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Chef José Andrés Pours Sherry,
    Shows Stephen How To Cook Red Snapper For Thanksgiving

    Our good friend Chef José Andrés
    stops by for a holiday cooking segment and gets the party started with a fancy pour of some fancy Spanish sherry. For more information on Chef José’s amazing organization World Central Kitchen go to http://www.wck.org.

  32. 71 jer44
    November 26, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Soon – President Biden attends Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Nantucket, Massachusetts
    https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-3

  33. 72 jer44
    November 26, 2021 at 4:39 pm

  34. November 26, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Co-managing public lands: ‘The idea is ripe’
    Coming up, tribal co-management of public lands is gaining traction. Plus, more on the complex governance issues facing Alaska Natives

    “Chickasaw citizen Kevin Washburn has worked to improve federal Indian policy both from within the federal government and from the outside. He is the dean of the University of Iowa College of Law — and served as the assistant secretary for Indian affairs at the Department of the Interior in the Obama administration. He joins the ICT newscast to talk about how tribal nations could seek to contract with the federal government to co-manage public lands.”

    (https://indiancountrytoday.com/newscasts/kevin-washburn-11-18-2021)
    —-consultation becoming more like co-management.

  35. November 26, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Indigenous activists want to change a California town’s racist name. Officials are pushing back.

    “In September, the popular Lake Tahoe ski resort Squaw Valley
    announced it would change its name,
    recognizing that the term was “derogatory and offensive”.
    It became official with a press release and a new sign.

    But that’s not the end of the name in California. Hundreds of miles south in Fresno county, near Kings Canyon national park, there is another Squaw Valley. The central California town of about 3,500 people dates back to the 19th century, and is one of nearly 100 places in California to use the controversial term in its name.

    Derived from the Algonquin language, the word “squaw”…has become a misogynistic and racist term
    used to disparage Indigenous women.”

    (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/25/squaw-valley-california-indigenous-racist-misogynistic)

  36. November 26, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Not a kernel of truth:
    After 400 years it’s time to take down the monumental insult
    The Wall Street Journal needs to cease its incorrect ‘Pilgrim Journal’

    by Randy Ritkausky
    Citizen Potawatomi Nation

    “I am sending a gift, a box of “Indian corn,” to the Wall Street Journal editorial board
    as a reminder of what really happened in colonial North America and is commemorated by the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.

    On this 400th anniversary of what we believe to be the first Thanksgiving, the Wall Street Journal is poised to print its insulting Pilgrim Journal version of early colonial history for the 60th time.

    Not only is the account suffused with the racist sentiment,
    but it is also factually incorrect to a grotesque degree.
    The newspaper is impugning its own credibility and not just its core values.

    In 2020, I wrote to the Wall Street Journal imploring them to retire the editorial and was ignored.
    This year I organized a Change.org petition to remove the offending commentary. (change.org)

    The offending editorials by the Wall Street Journal refer to the Indigenous people who gave Pilgrims corn and taught them how to grow the life-saving source of food as less than human. The diary showcased by the Wall Street Journal characterizes this bountiful continent as “a hideous and desolate wilderness, full of wilde beasts and wilde men.”

    Such de-humanization contributed to the genocide
    that extinguished 90 percent of the Indigenous population
    and produced residential schools that took Native children from their families,
    as was the case with my grandfather who attended three of them.

    This dehumanization is not a thing of the past.
    It continues today with the disappearances of thousands of Indigenous women
    whose fate is often not even investigated.”

    (https://indiancountrytoday.com/opinion/not-a-kernel-of-truth-after-400-years-its-time-to-take-down-the-monumental-insult)

  37. November 26, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    “Song from the Kitlinuharmiut (Copper Eskimo)
    translated by Knud Rasmussen, attributed to ‘The Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition 1921-1924’.

    “And I think over again
    My small adventures
    When from a shore wind I drifted out In my kayak
    And I thought I was in danger.
    My fears,
    Those small ones
    That I thought so big,
    For all the vital things
    I had to get and to reach.

    And yet, there is only
    One great thing,
    The only thing.

    To live and see in huts and on journeys
    The great day that dawns,
    And the light that fills the world.”

  38. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    November 26, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Forgive me if this is a duplicate posting!

  39. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    November 26, 2021 at 9:10 pm

  40. 80 jer44
    November 27, 2021 at 11:20 am

  41. November 27, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Hair Curlers in Public? That’s Just How They Roll.
    The young South Korean women who wear them say they are not only functional, but also a sign of shifting ideas about beauty and a reflection of the country’s generational divide.
    (Jin Yu Young)

    “Hair rollers in public are not an uncommon sight on the streets of Seoul. “You only have to look good in front of the people you care about,” one frequent curler-wearer explained.”

    “SEOUL — In a subway car on a recent fall afternoon, seven young South Korean women stood quietly among a crowd of commuters. They wore seasonal jackets and wind breakers just like other passengers, but one accessory made them stand out: old-fashioned hair curlers locked tightly into their bangs. These plastic cylinders, usually Velcro-covered, can be seen nearly everywhere around Seoul — in cafes and restaurants, on public transportation, on the street.”

    (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/21/style/korea-hair-curlers-gen-z.html?action=click&module=card&pageType=theWeekenderLink)

  42. 83 jer44
    November 27, 2021 at 2:24 pm

  43. 86 jer44
    November 27, 2021 at 2:36 pm

  44. November 27, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    telling us how it is…and no one heeding

  45. 88 marleysperson
    November 27, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Happy Saturday. My Buckeyes got their asses kicked today. Honestly. It was pathetic. Getting ready to make dinner but thought I would pop in to say hello….

  46. 90 jer44
    November 28, 2021 at 1:02 pm

  47. November 28, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    Mark Levine:

    “Hard to believe there is such a massive loophole
    in the vaccine requirement for int’l arrivals but here it is on the CDC website:”
    (https://cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html)

    “The good news:
    U.S. requires air travelers entering the country to be vaccinated.
    The crazy news:
    this rule doesn’t apply to U.S. citizens.
    This needs to be fixed NOW.”

  48. 94 jer44
    November 28, 2021 at 1:47 pm

  49. November 28, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    imo…hi…
    let’s go deeper,
    ask who is behind QAnon,
    ask who Koch is working with globally,
    ask who FB is working with globally.
    It serves O & G + Coal when the right bashes science and denies climate change.
    It serves O & G + Coal when thugs attack School Boards, want to burn books and make Education a crime.
    It serves O & G + Coal if the move to electric cars and clean energy is not financed sufficiently.
    It serves O & G + Coal if Americans are intimidated and threatened when they protest.
    It serves O & G + Coal if fair elections become a thing of the past.
    It serves O & G + Coal if elections if a legitimate elected Congress becomes a thing of the past.

  50. November 29, 2021 at 8:37 am

    BuzzFeed News: Virgil Abloh, The First Black Man To Be An Artistic Director At Louis Vuitton, Has Died At 41.
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/virgil-abloh-the-first-black-man-to-be-an-artistic-director

  51. 97 Dudette
    November 29, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Happy Monday! 🎄🕊✨
    It’s Christmas at the White House!

  52. November 29, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Missouri gives Strickland his freedom, but no compensation for decades lost in prison

    Ali Velshi reports on the local outrage that the state of Missouri is not offering Kevin Strickland any compensation for the 43 years he spent in prison on a wrongful conviction, discharging him from prison with essentially nothing to his name.

    —-Mr. Strickland has nothing personally after being wrongfully incerated. Missouri must make amends.

    • November 29, 2021 at 10:48 am

      “Unlike guilty prisoners,
      a parole officer won’t help Strickland with housing, counseling, or work.
      Unlike exonerees in other states, he will not be eligible through a compensation package for social services, such as participating in the state’s healthcare program.
      In Missouri the wrongly convicted are almost always spit out of the system with nothing from the government that imprisoned them.
      The federal standard for compensation is $50,000 a year for each year of wrongful imprisonment.
      Kansas, which in 2018 passed a measure making the wrongly convicted eligible to receive $65,000 in compensation for each year they were incarcerated. For Strickland, that law would have made him eligible for more than $2.7 million.” (Kansas City Star).

  53. November 29, 2021 at 11:39 am

    THREAD…

    THREAD CONTINUES…

    THREAD CONTINUES EVEN MORE…

  54. 104 Dudette
    November 29, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Welp! 😏


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