17
Jan
22

We Must Keep Going


104 Responses to “We Must Keep Going”


  1. 1 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Happy Birthday Mrs. O! ❤️

  2. 2 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Hiya Nerdy! Thanks for the new post! Hope you are thriving today! 😘❤️

  3. 5 ggail44
    January 17, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Good West Coast Dr. MLK Day, Nerdy and TOD family.
    We must not, we can not forget!

    Thank you Nerdy 💖✊🏾🙋🏾‍♀️

  4. 6 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    MVP’s MLK Day Remarks

  5. 7 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Today would’ve been Betty White’s 100th birthday. 🥺❤️

  6. 9 ggail44
    January 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm

  7. 12 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    Little one’s evil victory laugh! 😆😂🤣

  8. 13 ggail44
    January 17, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/give-us-ballot-address-delivered-prayer-pilgrimage-freedom
    “Give Us the Ballot,” Address Delivered at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom
    Author:
    King, Martin Luther, Jr.
    Date:
    May 17, 1957
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    Genre:
    Speech
    Topic:
    Brown v. Board of Education
    Martin Luther King, Jr. – Political and Social Views
    Nonviolence
    Voter registration

    Some twenty thousand people listened to three hours of speeches, music, and testimony from southern activists.

    Speaking last, King exhorts the president and members of Congress to ensure voting rights for African Americans and indicts both political parties for betraying the cause of justice: “The Democrats have betrayed it by capitulating to the prejudices and undemocratic practices of the southern Dixiecrats. The Republicans have betrayed it by capitulating to the blatant hypocrisy of right wing, reactionary northerners. These men so often have a high blood pressure of words and an anemia of deeds.”

    Although turnout for the Pilgrimage did not reach the organizers’ goal of fifty thousand, the event was well noted in the press, and King’s address in particular received much positive attention. Harold Sims, sent by the U.S. National Student Association to cover the Pilgrimage, described the day: “The air was filled with shouts of ‘amen’ and ‘hallelujah’ as the speakers sounded their voices in defense of civil rights. Handkerchiefs flew above the heads of the crowd as it listened to the fiery orators…. They were jubilant sounds… sounds of disillusioned souls discovering their country.”

    • 14 ggail44
      January 17, 2022 at 1:41 pm

      Y’all, we all should take a moment and read or listen to this speech. Dr. King spoke these words in 1957, yet it could have been spoken yesterday or…today.
      Here is an excerpt:
      “This dearth of positive leadership from the federal government is not confined to one particular political party. Both political parties have betrayed the cause of justice. The Democrats have betrayed it by capitulating to the prejudices and undemocratic practices of the southern Dixiecrats. The Republicans have betrayed it by capitulating to the blatant hypocrisy of right wing, reactionary northerners. These men so often have a high blood pressure of words and an anemia of deeds.”

  9. 15 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Tim Scott is a hypocritical ass!

  10. 16 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    Mrs. O! Tune in tonight!

  11. January 17, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    Remarks by Vice President Harris
    at Martin Luther King Jr. Beloved Community Commemorative Service

    “As Dr. King said, the only normalcy he would accept is “the normalcy that recognizes the dignity and worth of all God’s children.”

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/01/17/remarks-by-vice-president-harris-at-martin-luther-king-jr-beloved-community-commemorative-service/)

  12. January 17, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    Best wishes, thanks and love to the Martin Luther King Jr family on this auspicious day !!!

  13. January 17, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    In trouble…have two very nice pulled back muscles…apart from which…will see you here only occasionally this week…pls be well.

  14. 24 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    Whoa!!! 😮

  15. 26 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Happy Heavenly Birthday to The Greatest!

  16. 27 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    James Earl Jones is 91 today!

  17. 32 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Look at this crazy mess! Republicans are crooked and evil as hell!

  18. January 17, 2022 at 6:29 pm

  19. 35 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Look at our Forever FLOTUS enjoying her birthday! ❤️😁❤️

  20. 36 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    This baby said it right…

  21. 37 ggail44
    January 17, 2022 at 8:11 pm

  22. 38 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Okay, here come the waterworks! 😭

  23. 39 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    This thread! This thread! This thread!

  24. January 17, 2022 at 8:40 pm

  25. 41 Hillary Darton
    January 17, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Happy Birthday Michelle Obama.

  26. 42 jer44
    January 17, 2022 at 9:12 pm

  27. 43 jer44
    January 17, 2022 at 9:14 pm

  28. 45 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 9:15 pm

  29. 46 Dudette
    January 17, 2022 at 9:28 pm

  30. 49 jacquelineoboomer
    January 18, 2022 at 12:12 am

  31. January 18, 2022 at 10:12 am

    Dear God! This is awful!

  32. January 18, 2022 at 11:57 am

    Congresswoman Joyce Beatty.

    Congressional Black Caucus chair offers political warning to voting rights opponents

    “Rep. Joyce Beatty, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, talks with Rachel Maddow about the electoral consequences that will come to members of Congress who get in the way of passing voting rights legislation.”

  33. January 18, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Speaker Pelosi Remarks at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Deliver for Voting Rights Press Conference

    “But in any event, Dr. King, Coretta Scott King and those who were associated with them,
    including our beloved John Lewis, they believed in non-violence. They traveled – the Kings – to India to study the Mahatma Gandhi principle of non-violence. The word for non-violence in Sanskrit, ‘satyagraha,’ has two meanings. One is ‘non-violence.’ The other is ‘insistence on the truth.’ And, that’s the message they shared with them, brought back and the rest. And, we are insisting on the truth.

    The truth is that what is happening in the Congress – and I give great credit to the Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer for his relentless and persistence in trying to get this done and to the President for his leadership, but we have to get this done. And, the truth is that our colleagues, House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans, must weigh the equities here. While it may be true to them that the filibuster is an important custom, it is not the Constitution of the United States. The truth is – and the truth is that the Constitution says only if you’re ratifying a treaty, convicting an impeached person or ratifying the Constitution, a simple majority. That’s why the Vice President can break a tie, 50-50.

    So, the truth – we want all of them in the Senate to weigh the equities.
    We all want bipartisanship. We all strive for it. We have a responsibility to do so.
    But, when we cannot have it, we cannot confine our democracy to what might be bipartisanly possible.

    So, I ask our colleagues in the Senate, respectfully, for what they think filibuster means, to compare that – to weigh the equities against our democracy. Because, nothing less is at stake than our democracy.”

    (speaker.gov)

  34. January 18, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Supermoon and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

    “A supermoon is seen as it sets over the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016,
    in Washington. A supermoon occurs when the Moon’s orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth. That morning, the Moon was the closest it has been to Earth since 1948, and it appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than the average monthly full Moon.”

    (https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/supermoon-and-the-martin-luther-king-jr-memorial)

  35. January 18, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    BET Her and BET to Air Exclusive Special With Michelle Obama (yesterday)
    by Rashad Grove

    “On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, BET Her and BET will air BET Her Presents…Becoming:
    Michelle Obama In Conversation, an exclusive special with Michelle Obama. It will be moderated by Yara Shahidi and feature students from 22 participating colleges throughout the country.

    During the special, Obama will discuss the themes from her acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, Becoming, published by Crown/Penguin Random House, and what it’s like to navigate young adulthood in the current climate. She will lead discussions on topics such as mental wellness, diversity, and inclusion on college campuses.”

    (https://www.ebony.com/entertainment/bet-her-and-bet-michelle-obama-special/)

    —–anyone see this?

  36. January 18, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Rep. Gallego (paraphrazing):

    “You cannot say you’re for voting rights if you’re not willing to open the door to pass it.
    A one time filibuster to pass voting rights.”

    Debate on voting rights in the Senate underway.

  37. 58 Dudette
    January 18, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Everyone! The government site for order your 4 free COVID has started accepting orders a day early! I just placed my order. Go online to get yours:
    https://www.covidtests.gov/

  38. January 18, 2022 at 12:55 pm

  39. January 18, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPfcI9WYZzQ)

    Mike Pence script change seems to address fake Trump elector scheme

    “Rachel Maddow compares the boilerplate language
    past vice presidents have used in announcing the counting of the electoral college votes,
    and the additional language about the Senate parliamentarian Mike Pence added,
    suggesting he knew about the fake Trump elector slates.”

  40. 64 jer44
    January 19, 2022 at 9:51 am

  41. January 19, 2022 at 10:31 am

    DeSantis proposes congressional map that dilutes minority voting strength

    “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis inserted himself directly into the redistricting fight by submitting a map
    that experts say would reduce Black and Hispanic voting strength in congressional districts and raise new questions about his commitment to the Fair District standards of the Florida Constitution.

    The map, posted to the Florida Redistricting website (https://www.floridaredistricting.gov/pages/submitted-plans)
    on Sunday by DeSantis’ general counsel, Ryan Newman, would create five districts that are at 50% Hispanic voting-age population, but experts say that may not be enough to elect Hispanic candidates in districts
    with high numbers of voting-age Hispanic non-citizens.

    The map would also reduce the number of Black-majority districts in Florida from four to two,
    eliminating Black districts in North Florida and Orlando
    and leaving two in South Florida.

    (https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article257442847.html)

  42. 66 ggail44
    January 19, 2022 at 11:02 am

    RIP

  43. January 19, 2022 at 11:15 am

    ” *Good: The federal government’s website for Americans to order at-home rapid Covid-19 testing kits
    launched on Tuesday. The website says ‘every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.'”

    Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/tuesday-s-mini-report-1-18-22-n1287669)

  44. January 19, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    “It is no coincidence
    that after more Americans voted
    than in the history of this country in the 2020 election
    that suddenly there was a slew, a flood of state election laws
    meant to suppress the votes of Americans,”
    said Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who chairs the Senate Rules Committee.

    Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), recounting efforts by Republican legislators in his own state,
    argued that “nothing less than the very future of our democracy is at stake,
    and we must act or risk losing
    what so many Americans have fought for and have died for nearly 250 years.”

    (https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/590405-democrats-make-final-plea-for-voting-rights-ahead-of-filibuster-showdown)

    = anti-American, anti-Constitution, anti-civil rights GOP/KOCH spouting “states rights” while pushing to get rid of Drop Boxes in a pandemic.

  45. January 19, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    S & M surely understand that by blocking Voting Rights and American democracy
    they’re inviting trumpkoch’s unfathomable, unthinkable autocratic world of suffering and death.

    But no matter how many Americans die now due to anti-vaxxers:
    Former president trump will still be guilty of criminal negligence,
    denying and refusing to act on Covid, and causing hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths.

  46. 70 jer44
    January 19, 2022 at 1:59 pm

  47. January 19, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Fast Facts:
    Record Firsts in President Biden’s First Year

    “President Biden and Vice President Harris delivered results for the American people in their first year in office. The President and Vice President made history growing our economy, addressing the climate crisis, and building a judiciary and government that represents America. Despite unprecedented challenges, 2021 was a year of record progress for working families.

    Jobs: President Biden’s first year was the greatest year of job creation in American history, with more than 6 million jobs created.

    Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate dropped from 6.2% when Biden took office to 3.9%, the biggest single year drop in American history.

    Unemployment Claims: The average number of Americans filing for unemployment has been near its lowest level since 1969. When the President took office, over 18 million were receiving unemployment benefits, today only 2 million are—also the biggest single year drop in history.

    Economic Legislation Passed: Most significant by economic impact of any first-year president.

    Child Poverty: Experts estimate the lowest child poverty rate ever in 2021.

    Expanded Access to Health Care: Nearly 5 million Americans have newly gained health insurance coverage.

    Reduced Hunger: The n(whumber of households reporting that they sometimes or often did not have enough food to eat dropped by 32%.

    Judges Confirmed: More judges confirmed to lower federal courts than any president since President Kennedy.

    Judges That Reflect Our Nation: More Black women appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals than any president – even over 8 years – in history.

    Cabinet: First majority non-white Cabinet in history, with most women in the Cabinet, including first woman Treasury Secretary, first LGBTQ+ and Native American Cabinet officials, and first woman Director of National Intelligence.

    Climate Investments: Largest investments ever in the power grid, electric vehicle chargers, and climate resilience.

    Clean Water: Largest investment and national, bipartisan plan to get safe and clean drinking water to all Americans.

    Cleaner Cars: Strongest vehicle emissions standards ever to save drivers money at the pump and reduce pollution.

    Wind: First-ever approvals of large-scale offshore wind projects.

    Personnel: Most diverse Administration in history – most women, people of color, disability, LGBTQ+, first generation American, and first-generation college graduates.”

    (whitehouse.gov)

  48. January 19, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    That’s a lot of first accomplishments, just remarkable.

    —whereas the former president does not register, is not in the same league whatsoever.
    —the former president is a longtime criminal, and must be brought to justice.

  49. January 19, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Honest and true engagement…congrats to our President who just ended Press Conference that went one hour and 54 minutes.

  50. 76 jer44
    January 19, 2022 at 7:39 pm

  51. 77 ggail44
    January 19, 2022 at 9:21 pm

  52. 78 ggail44
    January 19, 2022 at 9:28 pm

  53. 79 marleysperson
    January 20, 2022 at 8:34 am

    Morning everyone. Well… I must apologize for my fake ass Democratic senator…she will not be around when the next election for her senate seat comes around. I can tell you, personally, that we were duped…and the choice was her or McSally ..a COMPLETE and total nutbag and a nonstarter for me. SO, with that said, we must vote in more Democrats to the House and Senate come November and make these two yahoos a non-issue. I feel betrayed, but now we all know for certain where they stand. Can’t imagine any democrats will want her to sit at their lunch table…she’s now a toxic waste dump. But, we still need her on our side because of our razor thin majority…so, I tried to sway her, but now I’ll just shut up, keep my head down, and fight like hell to make her fade into the woodwork…We fight on and will never give up until all Americans can have access to a ballot and have it fairly counted…we march on.

  54. 81 marleysperson
    January 20, 2022 at 8:37 am

    Georgia….you did SO GOOD.

  55. 82 marleysperson
    January 20, 2022 at 8:38 am

  56. January 20, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Bernie Sanders Vows To Primary Manchin And Sinema For Their Betrayal

    “These are people who I think have undermined the President of the United States”
    “They have forced us to have five months of discussions that have gone absolutely nowhere,”

    (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/01/19/bernie-sanders-vows-to-primary-manchin-and-sinema-for-their-betrayal.html)

  57. January 20, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) slams the “no-show, no-effort invisible filibuster we’ve had since 1975.”

  58. January 20, 2022 at 10:30 am

    James Carville about President Biden yesterday:

    “He planted an oak tree, let’s water it and help this thing to grow”

  59. January 20, 2022 at 10:43 am

    Remarks by President Biden in Press Conference

    “We went from 2 million people being vaccinated at the moment I was sworn in to 210 million Americans being fully vaccinated today.”

    “We have the tools — vaccines, boosters, masks, tests, pills — to save lives and keep businesses and schools open.

    Seventy-five percent of adults are fully vaccinated.
    We’ve gone from 90 million adults with no shots in arms last summer down to 35 million with no shots as of today. And we’re adding about 9 million more vaccinations each week.

    We’re going to stick with our vaccination efforts because vaccinations work. So, get vaccinated, please. And get your booster.

    Look, we’re also increasing testing. Should we have done more testing earlier? Yes. But we’re doing more now. We’ve gone from zero at-home tests a year ago to 375 million tests on the market in just this month. If you buy a test at a store, your insurance will reimburse you.

    On top of that, we’re making 1 billion — 1 billion at-home tests available for you to order and be delivered to your home for free. Just visit COVIDTests.gov to know how to get that free test kit to your home.

    In addition, there are 20,000 sites where you can get tested in person for free, now.

    And now we have more treatments that people can — that — for people — to keep people out of the hospital than any other point in the pandemic, including life saving antiviral pills. We purchased 20 million of these new Pfizer pills — more than any country in the world.”

    ((https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/01/19/remarks-by-president-biden-in-press-conference-6/)

    • January 20, 2022 at 10:45 am

      “Because of the American Rescue Plan,
      we provided the states $130 billion — $130 billion to keep our students and educators safe and schools open: funding for ventilation systems in schools, social distancing, hygiene for classrooms and the school buses. In addition, we’ve added another $10 billion for COVID-19 tests to be able to be administered at schools.

      And many states and school districts have spent this money very well. Unfortunately, some haven’t.

      I encourage the states and school districts that use the funding to protect our children and keep their schools open: Use it.”

      (whitehouse.gov)

  60. January 20, 2022 at 11:27 am

    btw time for predatory media still spinning “Low marks for Covid performance” to move on.

    Trump was going to let us all die who cares, good riddance — now we’ve a new President who wants us to live.

  61. 91 Dudette
    January 20, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    Celebrating 5 years of The Obama Foundation!

  62. 92 Dudette
    January 20, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    One Year of The Biden-Harris Administration

  63. 93 jer44
    January 20, 2022 at 1:17 pm

  64. 94 jer44
    January 20, 2022 at 1:55 pm

  65. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    January 20, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Wrote this on Inauguration Day, one year ago! Still feel this way. It’s been tough, but it could have been so much worse of a year, otherwise. Ugh.

    ***

    We got pulled into an abyss
    But on nights like this
    We see brighter days ahead of us
    We see each new day as a plus

    I’m in for the long haul
    And as we all stand tall
    We can all withstand any storm
    As normalcy is again the norm

    God bless Joe and Kamala and all of us
    Before we sleep, we’ll see each night as a plus
    And each tomorrow, when the sun shines again
    We’ll all wake up to a loud Amen!

  66. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    January 20, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    OMG.

  67. January 20, 2022 at 3:23 pm

  68. 102 Dudette
    January 20, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Awwww! Still one of my favorites!

  69. January 20, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    NICE!!


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