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3 Years Of Becoming


102 Responses to “3 Years Of Becoming”


  1. December 13, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Delighted at the success of Michelle’s memoir which will help fund her special projects, especially for young women of color. It was a joy to hear her book talk in Portland with my OFA girlfriends and surprisingly intimate for being held in the Blazers basketball arena.

  2. 7 Dudette
    December 13, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Hi Nerdy Wonka! Thank you for the new post! Sending you hugs and love this morning, just because 🤗🤗🤗😘😘❤️

  3. 8 Dudette
    December 13, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Time’s Heroes of the Year

  4. 9 Dudette
    December 13, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Time’s Athlete of the Year

  5. 10 Dudette
    December 13, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Time’s Entertainer of the Year

  6. 11 Dudette
    December 13, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Time’s Person of the Year
    NEVER MIND 😒

  7. December 13, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Damning Coup Evidence
    As Mark Meadows
    Put National Guard On Standby To Protect Trump

    “Mark Meadows indicated in a Jan. 5 email that the National Guard was on standby to “protect pro Trump people,” according to documents obtained by the House committee investigating the Capitol riot, which the panel described in a public filing Sunday night”

    (https://www.politicususa.com/2021/12/13/damning-coup-evidence-as-mark-meadows-put-national-guard-on-standby-to-protect-trump-mob.html)

    • December 13, 2021 at 3:10 pm

      imo left with no other choice and a duty to do so, we must turn the tables on trumpQ with direct intent.
      We’ve a federal constitutional democracy to lose. Not to mention due to their sense of ultimate entitlement, a species to lose.

  8. 17 pkayden
    December 13, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Dems need to observe what Gavin Newsom just did. He took Republicans and used their own tactics against them. This needs to be a cornerstone of the left’s strategy. It’s called fighting back.— Kate 🤍🇺🇸 (@ImSpeaking13) December 12, 2021

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  9. December 13, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Governor Beshear:
    Death toll up to at least 74 following tornadoes in western Kentucky

    The governor said it may be weeks before we know the total amount of death and destruction, but as of now, he said there are people dead in at least nine western Kentucky counties, some who have not been identified yet. Beshear said most of the people at the candle factory were found alive.

    “I said this yesterday, but there is not a lens big enough to capture the devastation,” Gov. Beshear said.
    (https://www.wkyt.com/2021/12/13/watch-live-gov-beshear-holds-briefing-tornado-damage/)

    —-May we find everyone who is missing, love the survivors like never before, and halt and reverse climate change. Thanks to the rescue teams and all those caring for the injured and bereaved.

  10. 19 pkayden
    December 13, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    QUESTION: Is it only me, or are Republicans the only ones ever caught committing voter fraud?— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) December 13, 2021

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  11. 21 pkayden
    December 13, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Cheney reads texts from Fox News ppl and Don Jr to Meadows urging Trump action on 1/6:Hannity: "Ask people to leave the capitol."Ingraham: "He is destroying his legacy."Kilmeade: "Destroying everything you have accomplished."Don Jr: "He's got to condemn this shit ASAP."— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) December 14, 2021

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  12. December 13, 2021 at 7:59 pm

  13. 23 jer44
    December 13, 2021 at 8:14 pm

  14. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    December 13, 2021 at 8:38 pm

  15. 25 jer44
    December 13, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    • 26 ggail44
      December 14, 2021 at 7:27 pm

      Oh how I wish he would!

      • December 14, 2021 at 8:43 pm

        GGAIL⚽ I lived in SF Bay Area for a long while, & Gavin seems to have matured into a better guy. He wasn’t so back in the day. Especially those days when he was w/ virus45Don Jr’s current (?) GF. He wasn’t a bad guy, just seemed a tad spoiled, entitled back then. Just my personal thoughts. 💞😷

        • 28 ggail44
          December 14, 2021 at 8:53 pm

          Indeed, thank goodness for maturity. I’m not the same person I was back in the day either. Again, thank goodness ☺🥰🙋🏾‍♀️

  16. December 13, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z27MmyBB-zI)

    Details Of Intimidation Of Georgia Election Workers Puts New Scrutiny On Trump Campaign

    “Rachel Maddow looks at new Reuters reporting on Georgia election workers
    who were pressured by Donald Trump supporters to falsely confess to election fraud,
    as well as how the new details overlap with ongoing investigations of Donald Trump in Georgia and where law enforcement fell short.”

    • December 13, 2021 at 9:29 pm

      Republicans Overhaul Election System In Georgia, Purging Democrats; Black County Targeted

      “Rachel Maddow reports on a new rule in Georgia that puts the state legislature in charge of appointing local election officials. The Republican majority in the legislature has ensured Republican control of the local election commissions and the predominantly Black Fulton County is the subject of special scrutiny for “underperforming.”

      (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqiMdIzDI78)

  17. December 13, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Senate Adds Filibuster Exception For Debt Ceiling.
    So, What Next?

    Friday: “Rachel Maddow reports on the Senate adding raising the debt ceiling to the existing list of exceptions to the filibuster rule, and wonders why, if it’s as simple as that, they have not added an exception for voting rights.”

    • December 14, 2021 at 8:19 am

      Two Recent Filibuster Exceptions Expose Lie Of Filibuster As Insurmountable Hurdle

      “Rachel Maddow points out that not only was an exception to the filibuster made for raising the debt ceiling but two weeks ago an exception was made for a random Republican amendment. If exceptions are so simple, what was all that fuss for months about the filibuster being too sacrosanct to tamper with?”
      (yesterday)

  18. 36 marleysperson
    December 14, 2021 at 6:22 am

    Morning

  19. 37 jer44
    December 14, 2021 at 11:52 am

  20. December 14, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    “House Jan. 6 probe sheds light on Trump aide Mark Meadows’ records before contempt vote”
    (CNBC)

    RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    FIND MARK RANDALL MEADOWS
    IN CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS FOR RE- FUSAL TO COMPLY WITH A SUBPOENA DULY ISSUED BY THE SELECT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE JANUARY 6TH ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL

    51-page report:

    Here: (https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IJ/IJ00/20211213/114313/HRPT-117-NA.pdf)

    • December 14, 2021 at 1:01 pm

      Mark Meadows Unanimously Referred For Criminal Prosecution By 1/6 Committee

      Chairman Bennie Thompson:
      “But he’s hasn’t left us any choice. Mr. Meadows put himself in this situation, and he must now accept the consequences recommending the House cite Mark Meadows for contempt of congress
      and refer him to the Department of Justice for prosecution.”

      “Vice-Chair Liz Cheney said the White House
      knew what was happening at the Capitol because Fox News hosts texted them:

      “Indeed, according to the records, multiple Fox News hosts knew the president needed to act immediately.
      They texted Mr. Meadows, and he’s turned over those texts.
      “The president needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home. This is hurting all of us. He is destroying his legacy,” Laura Ingraham wrote.
      “Please get him on TV.
      This is destroying everything you have accomplished,” Brian Kilmeade texted.
      “Can he make a statement? Ask people to leave the Capitol,” Sean Hannity urged.””

      (https://www.politicususa.com/2021/12/13/mark-meadows-criminal-prosecution.html)

  21. December 14, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Jan. 6 panel votes for contempt charges against Mark Meadows

    “The texts, provided by Meadows before he ceased cooperating with the committee,
    revealed that members of Congress,
    Fox News anchors
    and even President Donald Trump’s own son
    were urging Meadows to push Trump to act quickly to stop the siege by his supporters.
    “We need an Oval address,” Donald Trump Jr. texted Meadows
    as his father’s supporters were breaking into the Capitol,
    sending lawmakers running for their lives and interrupting the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory.
    “He has to lead now. It has gone too far and gotten out of hand.”
    Trump Jr. added, “He’s got to condemn this s—- ASAP.”

    “These texts leave no doubt,” Cheney said.
    “The White House knew exactly what was happening at the Capitol.”

    (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/jan-6-panel-set-to-vote-on-holding-meadows-in-contempt/2021/12/13/64ac70be-5bda-11ec-b1ef-cb78be717f0e_story.html)

    • December 14, 2021 at 1:23 pm

      “In a text exchange with an unidentified senator, the committee said,
      Meadows said Trump believed Vice President Mike Pence had power to reject electors in his role presiding over the Jan. 6 certification.” (WaPo)

      • December 14, 2021 at 1:24 pm

        —Those who called Trump to stop the attack on the Capitol believed he could do so if he wanted to.
        —Fox News hosts asked him to do it, even as they decided not to show the terrible attack in real time.
        —Fox News and affiliates have since denied the insurrection happened, purposely dividing the nation.

        When will Fox News, OAN etc be held accountable for their deadly lies?
        Stop fox, stop trump.

  22. December 14, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    To:

    The U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol

    Thank You.

  23. December 14, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    AMENNN

    • 46 Dudette
      December 15, 2021 at 10:18 am

      It’s weird that there’s even debate about this. Well not really debate, just a bunch of traitorous asswipes in Congress who’d try it again!

  24. December 14, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    “Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’s direct participation in planning a deadly coup attempt
    may not be generating a ton of splashy headlines, but what if we told you he may have done so via a personal email account? Somebody wake up James Comey.

    Meadows sent an email on January 5
    noting that the National Guard would be on standby to “protect pro Trump people” the next day,
    according to a 51-page document released Sunday night by the January 6 committee.
    It’s not clear who Meadows sent the message to, but it’s an extremely interesting comment to the investigators looking into whether Donald Trump had anything to do with the National Guard’s delayed response to the attack.

    The committee’s report laid out its case for holding Meadows in contempt of Congress,
    describing other texts and emails he had turned over that raised follow-up questions, including messages establishing that Meadows was with or in contact with Trump as the violence unfolded. The panel also said it wants to know why Meadows had used a personal cell phone, a Signal account, and two personal Gmail accounts to conduct White House business—the most serious offense any government official can commit—and whether he had turned over all of the records from those accounts to the National Archives.”

    Sarah Lazarus, Crooked: (https://newsletterest.com/message/82473/What-A-Day-Coupve-got-mail)

    • December 14, 2021 at 3:12 pm

      “Among the documents Meadows turned over before clamming up was an election subversion PowerPoint that he’s since tried to distance himself from, with limited success.

      The 38-page PowerPoint titled ‘Election Fraud, Foreign Interference, & Options for 6 JAN’
      (which may not be identical to the 36-page version going around on Twitter,
      but shares the same name and recommendations, reportedly)
      detailed various ways for then-Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 election,
      urged Trump to declare a national emergency, and cited the very kookiest conspiracy theories about China and Venezuela taking control of voting infrastructure in swing states.”

      “Meadows willingly turned over a blueprint for a coup and evidence that Trump’s top concern on January 6 was not lawmakers’ safety; imagine what’s in the records he’s still trying to hide.”
      (Lazarus)

  25. 49 tnmtngirl1
    December 14, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Hello, Quick update on my knee surgery. It was 6 weeks ago today. My therapist (I adore her) says I am right on target and will probably be released next week. Have my (probably) last appt. with my dr. this Friday. This whole thing is simply a process of work and time. My biggest issue is (as of two weeks ago) headache EVERY day late afternoon to early evening. Nothing helps much. It is affecting my sleep a lot which is slowing me feeling like moving and walking enough during the day. I thought the discouraging times were gone, but these headaches and no sleep has changed that.

    • December 14, 2021 at 8:51 pm

      TNMT, try Yogi brand Honey Lavender (Stress Relief) tea. Caffeine free. Sip it all day if necessary, needed. 🍵💞

    • December 14, 2021 at 10:44 pm

      Heya tnmtgirl1…been wondering about your recovery. Have a friend who finds that she prevents afternoon headaches by drinking water starting early on in the day…continuing. She swears by ibuprofen for
      reducing pain and inflammation (as well as caffeine) In the event of a headache.
      (I was awake all night last night, no idea why it happens ~ ~ waves!!)
      ….s…l…e….e…p….

    • 53 Dudette
      December 15, 2021 at 10:21 am

      Hi Sweetie. Yay! Glad to your knee is recovering well. I hope you can get some relief for the headaches soon. Sending you love and hugs. ❤️🤗

    • 54 mtmarilyn
      December 15, 2021 at 10:21 am

      So happy for your knee recovery. So sorry to hear about you headaches. I had migraines, they are awlful to deal with. For me It was food allergies. I pray for your recovery.

  26. 58 pkayden
    December 14, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    NEW: Trump's longtime accountant Donald Bender, who holds key details about his company's inner finances, has testified to the NY grand jury conducting a criminal investigation of Trump.https://t.co/nWDzEqec3t— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) December 14, 2021

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  27. 59 pkayden
    December 14, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Breaking Reuters: U.S. JUDGE DISMISSES CASE IN WHICH FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP SOUGHT TO KEEP HIS TAX RETURNS FROM CONGRESS -COURT DOCUMENT— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 14, 2021

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  28. 60 pkayden
    December 14, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    If Donald Trump ever faces Justice, Liz Cheney will have played a huge role. She’s the only prominent Republican fighting to protect our Democracy.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) December 14, 2021

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  29. December 14, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Democrats May Start Releasing The Names Of House GOP Coup Participants Within A Week

    “1/6 Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said that the committee might decide within a week to release the names of Republican 1/6 coup participants.”

    (https://www.politicususa.com/2021/12/14/democrats-may-start-releasing-the-names-of-house-gop-coup-participants-within-a-week.html)

  30. 65 ggail44
    December 14, 2021 at 7:39 pm

  31. 66 ggail44
    December 14, 2021 at 8:04 pm

  32. 68 ggail44
    December 14, 2021 at 8:06 pm

  33. 71 jer44
    December 14, 2021 at 8:32 pm

  34. 75 ggail44
    December 14, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Congratulations Steph!!!!

  35. December 14, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Barack Obama Remembers Sandy Hook
    as ‘One of the Darkest Days’ of His Presidency on Shooting Anniversary
    (Aaron Parsley)

    “Today we remember the children and adults who were killed … and the families who have endured so much grief,” the former president said before urging action to prevent future acts of gun violence.”

    “Nine years ago, on Dec. 14, 2012, 20 first-graders and six educators were shot and killed in a school shooting that rocked the country that had for years been plagued by mass shooting events at its schools.

    “Nine years ago was one of the darkest days of my presidency,” Obama, 60, said on Twitter Tuesday, the anniversary of the shooting. “Today we remember the children and adults who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, and the families who have endured so much grief.”

    In a follow-up post, Obama said, “The best way to honor them — the only way that really matters — is to fight this epidemic of gun violence and prevent even more senseless death and suffering. We can, and must, do more.”

    (https://people.com/politics/barack-obama-sandy-hook-darkest-days-presidency-shooting-anniversary/)

  36. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    December 14, 2021 at 9:26 pm

  37. 81 pkayden
    December 15, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Sorry. Don’t know how to delete.,

  38. 82 Dudette
    December 15, 2021 at 10:27 am

    I agree!

  39. 83 Dudette
    December 15, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Democrats Deliver

  40. 84 Dudette
    December 15, 2021 at 10:35 am

  41. 85 Dudette
    December 15, 2021 at 10:38 am

    So sick of this student loan whining when democracy itself is on life support.

  42. 86 Dudette
    December 15, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Ugh!

  43. 87 Dudette
    December 15, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Awesomeness! 🐐

  44. 88 Dudette
    December 15, 2021 at 10:50 am

    I’m so glad to see they connected and Chef providing support to these local angels. ❤️

  45. 89 Dudette
    December 15, 2021 at 10:55 am

    It had to be done

  46. December 15, 2021 at 12:03 pm

  47. December 15, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Factory workers threatened with firing if they left before tornado, employees say
    At least eight people died in the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory…

    “MAYFIELD, Ky. — As a catastrophic tornado approached this city Friday, employees of a candle factory — which would later be destroyed — heard the warning sirens and wanted to leave the building. But at least five workers said supervisors warned employees that they would be fired if they left their shifts early.

    For hours, as word of the coming storm spread, as many as 15 workers beseeched managers to let them take shelter at their own homes, only to have their requests rebuffed, the workers said.

    Fearing for their safety, some left during their shifts regardless of the repercussions.

    At least eight people died in the Mayfield Consumer Products factory, which makes scented candles. The facility was leveled, and all that is left is rubble. Photos and videos of its widespread mangled remains have become symbols of the enormous destructive power of Friday’s tornado system.”

    (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/kentucky-tornado-factory-workers-threatened-firing-left-tornado-employ-rcna8581)

    —-With a 3 hour warning, workers who probably wanted to go home and be with their families, were forced to choose between stay or lose their jobs.

    —-NO. NO. NO!!! Throw the book at this company!

  48. December 15, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    D.C. attorney general sues Proud Boys, Oath Keepers over Jan. 6 attack

    “D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D) on Tuesday sued the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers
    over the Jan. 6 attack on Congress,
    seeking to use a law written to cripple the Ku Klux Klan to seek stiff financial penalties from the far-right groups that Racine alleges were responsible for the violence.
    The lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington cites the modern version of an 1871 law
    known as t\he Ku Klux Klan Act,
    which was enacted after the Civil War
    to safeguard government officials carrying out their duties and protect civil rights.
    Two similar suits have been filed already this year related to Jan. 6 — one by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, and another by a number of police officers who fought the rioters that day.
    Racine’s suit, however, is the first effort by a government agency to hold individuals and organizations civilly responsible for the violence at the U.S. Capitol on the day Congress ceremonially confirmed President Biden’s 2020 election victory.”

    “At a news conference, ADL chief Jonathan Greenblatt called Jan. 6 “
    the most predictable terror attack in the history of our country,” and Racine thanked journalists for identifying the many “red flags” that preceded that day.”

    (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/racine-jan-6-lawsuit/2021/12/14/4e581d00-5c51-11ec-bda6-25c1f558dd09_story.html)

    —–thank you AG Racine.
    —-AG Racine telling Maddow this wasn’t a rally or a protest, but a co-ordinated act of domestic terrorism.

  49. December 15, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Covid News:
    What the U.S. Vaccination Campaign Looks Like One Year On
    Pfizer said a combination of pills reduced the risk of hospitalization and death by 89 percent if given within three days of the onset of symptoms.

    (https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/12/14/world/covid-omicron-vaccines)

  50. December 15, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Obama insider on going from ‘White Castle’ to the White House

    “Actor and activist Kal Penn joins Ari Melber to reflect on President Biden’s first year in office,
    his time working for the Obamas, and his new memoir ‘You Can’t Be Serious.'”

    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/the-beat-with-ari/watch/obama-insider-on-going-from-white-castle-to-the-white-house-128147525929)

  51. December 15, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Opinion:
    The media treats Biden as badly as — or worse than — Trump. Here’s proof.
    (Milbank)

    (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/12/03/biden-media-coverage-worse-trump-favorable/)

    • December 15, 2021 at 1:51 pm

      Chai Komanduri reminding us last night that President Biden has already cut child poverty in HALF.
      Yet beltway media harps on the right wing fabricated CRT.
      Um Trump’s daily, hourly, scandals while Joe Biden has none. The double standard…with press relying on clicks for its $. Please…Dems must TOUT all that’s coming through the Biden Administration now and future.

  52. December 15, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Trump’s accountant, banker cooperate with New York investigation

    What could be worse for Donald Trump than having his accountant talk to a grand jury? How about seeing his banker cooperate with investigators, too?

    “Donald Trump was already facing a criminal inquiry, multiple civil suits, and criminal charges against his private business when the former president confronted another unwelcome headline last month: A second grand jury had been empaneled in New York as part of an investigation into his financial practices.

    Yesterday, the news got a little worse for the Republican when we learned who’s been talking to that grand jury.”

    The Washington Post reported:

    Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-s-accountant-banker-cooperate-new-york-investigation-n1285995)

  53. December 15, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Two Jan. 6 Organizers Are Coming Forward and Naming Names:
    “We’re Turning It All Over’

    After losing faith in Trump, the pair plan to hand over text messages, Instagram direct messages, and other documents related to the planning of the Jan. 6 rally on the Ellipse where Trump spoke

    “Two key organizers of the main Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C. are coming in from the cold.”

    Hunter Walker: (https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/jan6-rally-trump-2020-election-capitol-congress-gosar-1253392/)

  54. 100 jer44
    December 15, 2021 at 2:23 pm

  55. 101 jer44
    December 15, 2021 at 2:28 pm


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