91 Responses to “Presidents’ Day”

  1. 1 Dudette
    February 21, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Happy Presidents Day!
    Thanks for the new post Nerdy!

  2. 4 ggail44
    February 21, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Every Day is President Obama Day in my life 💖😎

    • 5 vcprezofan2
      February 21, 2022 at 10:08 pm

      EVERY day? Hmmmm.

      🙂 Hi there south-western sib! Whenever I peAk in I notice you are always actively involved, so I take that to mean all is progressing nicely in your corner of the world.

      • 6 ggail44
        February 21, 2022 at 10:34 pm

        Helloooooo my international sister! It’s good to see you here. 😘
        Yes, all is well in my world 🙏🏽💝

    • 7 whenpamelawandered
      February 22, 2022 at 1:33 am

      Back atcha, GGail!

      I’ll go the next level and say imho PBO is the only REAL president this country has ever had, by far the most qualified, combined with fine human characteristics which enable him to consider everyone, not confined to what’s best for him and his favorites… even beyond just this country, the man has the clarity of vision to see how far out of balance the entire world has become, mainly due to crooked politics and deadly greed by those who seek ‘power’ at any cost ~

      I’ll add Joe Biden, with Kamala Harris second in command, is the only person I believe to have the experience and the broad overview to straighten this portending shipwreck…

      So much for the opinion of an old woman who protested peacefully, marched in the streets of DC during my college years, now frequently heartbroken in seeing how little has changed, even when the doors for doing what’s good and right for all life forms, for the sake of preserving the balance of Mother Nature, have sometimes opened, before being slammed shut in our faces. Again and again and again.

      It must be time to say goodnight and I love you all…


  3. February 21, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    From Albuquerque . . . .

    • 10 jacquelineoboomer
      February 21, 2022 at 10:55 pm

      Didn’t know we were on a new thread and just posted that on the previous one. Isn’t it grand?

      Love them both!

  4. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    February 22, 2022 at 12:07 am

    Sometimes push-back works.

  5. 12 jer44
    February 22, 2022 at 9:19 am

  6. February 22, 2022 at 9:38 am

    • February 24, 2022 at 2:18 pm

      Love this generation of superb activists. I really would love them to own the word “who” & “whom” not “that”! The latter dehumanizes, the former makes sure ones humanity is not ignored. Own it: I’m an activist & philanthropist *who* …. Pardon my long term peave. 😇

  7. 15 pkayden
    February 22, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Republican twitter is panicking because it has realized that the GOP has not won a single redistricting lawsuit. Not one.— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) February 21, 2022


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  10. 19 pkayden
    February 22, 2022 at 10:45 am


    WATCH LIVE: 3 men convicted in fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, have been found guilty in federal hate crime trial. Press conference coming up LIVE shortly. https://t.co/Di6qi7MQUK pic.twitter.com/lGXV6GA6t3— KCTV5 News (@KCTV5) February 22, 2022


  11. 23 jacquelineoboomer
    February 22, 2022 at 11:12 am

    • 24 ggail44
      February 22, 2022 at 9:26 pm

      They will now have to serve their time in a Georgia State Penitentiary. No cushy Federal cell for these Good Ole Boys.

      • 25 jacquelineoboomer
        February 24, 2022 at 12:56 am

        Good. Let’s hope these guilty verdicts continue for all future cases. Obviously, I pray there are none, but too many haters still remain unshackled.

  12. 26 pkayden
    February 22, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    We are so lucky Donald Trump isn’t president today.— Ben Ritz (@BudgetBen) February 21, 2022


  13. February 22, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Missed sending greetings on Presidents Day. That top post begs the question, where are our naughty mats?

  14. February 22, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    • 35 pkayden
      February 22, 2022 at 11:33 pm

      Love her!

    • 36 jacquelineoboomer
      February 23, 2022 at 1:00 am

      Thanks for this info – so glad she’s working for President Biden now! She deserves to be in the mix!

      • February 23, 2022 at 8:28 am

        yes…I am distressed but not surprised by the treasonous rhetoric coming from the GOP and their allies in the media…just as with the vaccine…mask…CRT…etc…they must maintain and stroke racism among white America in order to maintain white supremacy…which is the crux of their power…they cannot not let Americans join forces behind Biden…on any issue…because for them it is ALL ABOUT KEEPING AND MAINTAINING POWER by any means necessary..

  15. 39 ggail44
    February 22, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    I’m doing all I can to help her become Los Angeles’ next Mayor!

  16. 41 ggail44
    February 22, 2022 at 10:00 pm

  17. 42 ggail44
    February 22, 2022 at 10:20 pm

  18. 43 pkayden
    February 22, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    The very coherent Fox News position is that Biden is too weak toward Putin, who is fine.— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 23, 2022


  19. 44 jacquelineoboomer
    February 23, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Pete’s at it, again. Love him. And goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea! Thanks for being here for us, NW!

  20. February 23, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Good Thread to read

  21. February 23, 2022 at 10:28 am

  22. February 23, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Ben Crump:
    “Two years after Ahmaud Arbery’s unjust lynching, his family can finally rejoice now that they’ve received justice! Thanks to his loved ones, other families suffering similar injustices can have hope of seeing accountability!”

  23. February 23, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill is child abuse, plain and simple
    Data on bullying of LGBTQ children show the dangers of a recently proposed amendment to a bill backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis that is being considered by the Florida Legislature.

    By Ja’han Jones

    “This past weekend saw a deluge of outrage stemming from a proposed amendment to Florida’s
    so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill
    that would force schools to out LGBTQ children to their parents
    within six weeks of learning their sexual orientation.”


  24. February 23, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    U.S. Soccer and Women’s Players Agree to Settle Equal Pay Lawsuit

    “Perhaps more notable is U.S. Soccer’s pledge to equalize pay between the men’s and women’s national teams in all competitions, including the World Cup, in the teams’ next collective bargaining agreements. That gap was once seen as an unbridgeable divide preventing any sort of equal pay settlement. If it is closed by the federation in negotiations with both teams, the change could funnel millions of dollars to a new generation of women’s national team players.”

    —–congrats and congrats!

  25. February 23, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    About Trucker, Russian State TV celebrity:

    “It may only be a matter of time until someone with resources sues Carlson and forces Fox News
    to either get him under control or fire him. Carlson does engage in libelous harassment. Often, he does this to ordinary people.

    The First Amendment only applies to criticism of the government. Tucker Carlson does not get to smear and jeopardize the physical safety of people to spread his lies and propaganda.

    Carlson has gotten the lives of members of Congress threatened. He and his rhetoric are dangerous, and at some point, someone will file a huge lawsuit to hold Fox News and Tucker Carlson accountable.” (Easleyl)


  26. February 23, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    In Twilight of Life, Civil Rights Activists Feel ‘Urgency to Tell Our History’
    Young people who marched and organized during the civil rights movement are now in their 70s and 80s.
    With fewer and fewer remaining, historians rush to record their stories.

    “The people who marched and organized in their teens and 20s during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, when segregation was legal and disenfranchisement widespread, are now in their 70s and 80s.”


  27. February 23, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Putin Calls Ukrainian Statehood a Fiction. History Suggests Otherwise.
    In a speech, President Vladimir V. Putin bent Ukraine’s complex history into his own version that served as a justification for his cleaving off more of its territory.

    “Ukraine and Russia share roots stretching back to the first Slavic state, Kievan Rus, a medieval empire founded by Vikings in the 9th century.”
    “The capital, Kyiv, was established hundreds of years before Moscow…”
    “It was not Moscow that granted Ukraine’s independence in 1991, but the Ukrainian people, who voted resoundingly to leave the Soviet Union in a democratic referendum.”

    ““For the past few decades, the West has been looking for fascism anywhere, but not where it was most,”
    said Maria Tomak, an activist involved in supporting people from Crimea, a Ukrainian territory Mr. Putin annexed in 2014. “Now it is so obvious that it burns the eyes. Maybe this will finally make the West start to sober up about Russia.””


    ——on Putin’s Big Lie about SOVEREIGN NATION Ukraine.

  28. February 23, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    Germany puts a stop to Nord Stream 2, a key Russian natural gas pipeline.
    Germany halted certification of the pipeline linking the country to Russia in response to the Kremlin’s recognition of two separatist regions in Ukraine.

    “But Tuesday’s announcement rescinds the previous government’s approval, and the project will now be re-examined under Mr. Scholz’s economy ministry, which is led by a member of the environmentalist Greens party. Since taking office, both Mr. Scholz and his minister have stressed the importance of diversifying Germany’s energy sources away from the heavy dependence on Russian natural gas.”


    —–so maybe Germany will diversify, be independent after all, bravo.

  29. February 23, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Bill McKibben was brilliant on Ari Melber.

    1) Reminds that Putin Oil and Gas funds his military.
    2) Globally, 40% of all ship traffic is moving fossil fuels from place to place = 40% = 40%.

  30. February 23, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Rick Scott reveals the GOP’s election strategy: All culture war, all the time

    “When you’re in the opposition and your party lacks a clear leader (other than your mad exiled king), there are plenty of opportunities for political entrepreneurship. If you come up with a new way to threaten trans kids or a bold new agenda for Republicans to follow should they take over Congress, you can get a bunch of attention and perhaps boost your profile and ambitions.”


  31. February 23, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    The Long Crusade of Clarence and Ginni Thomas
    The Supreme Court justice and his wife battled for years for a more conservative America. New reporting shows how far she was willing to go after Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss.


  32. February 23, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Tim Kaine saying as how Putin actions are unifying NATO as well as the Ukrainian people.

  33. February 23, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    A Signed Basketball From President Obama’s Pickup Game With Kobe and LeBron Is up for Auction
    You’ve got until Sunday, February 27 to place a bid.
    by Kyle Schnitzer

    —fun story.

  34. February 23, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Melba Roy Mouton (1929-1990) was a mathematician and computer programmer in NASA’s Trajectory and Geodynamics Division, acting as the Assistant Chief of Research Programs. Mouton worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, coding computer programs to calculate the trajectories and locations of various aircraft.

    She also led the group of “human computers,” who tracked the Echo satellites.
    Roy and her team’s computations helped produce the orbital element timetables by which millions could view the satellite from Earth as it passed overhead.
    Image of the Day.


  35. February 23, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    RAM & Arctic Moon With Stine Grove –
    A Billion Stars Above

  36. 69 jer44
    February 23, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    • February 24, 2022 at 6:45 am

      This SCOTUS will return us to the days of yesteryear…our solution is to expand the court…and in order to do that Dems have to increase their footprint in Congress…hold and increase their numbers in Both Houses…We have to gain and hold power…and IMO elect real DEMS…not the kind that would act like an opposition party…and give a Rebuttal to Pres Biden’s SOTU Address…These are serious times…calling for serious measures…DEMS must move their country FORWARD……NO ONE can sit on the sidelines…there is something for all of us to do #WeSeeClearly

    • February 23, 2022 at 7:19 pm

      Bill Pullman narrates new documentary on the American horse

      “Bill Pullman narrates the upcoming PBS documentary Nature: American Horses, which explores the story of the horse, and how various breeds helped shaped the American landscape.”

      Ever one of my faves, Pullman was just interviewed on Melber.
      Have learned that horses are incredibly intelligent and their facial recognition and ability to interpret how you’re feeling is absolutely incredible.

  37. February 23, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    If Ukrainians young and old can face this, so can we…pls TOD keep us informed.

  38. February 23, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Statement by President Biden on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

    FEBRUARY 23, 2022

    “The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its Allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive way. The world will hold Russia accountable.

    I will be monitoring the situation from the White House this evening and will continue to get regular updates from my national security team. Tomorrow, I will meet with my G7 counterparts in the morning and then speak to the American people to announce the further consequences the United States and our Allies and partners will impose on Russia for this needless act of aggression against Ukraine and global peace and security. We will also coordinate with our NATO Allies to ensure a strong, united response that deters any aggression against the Alliance. Tonight, Jill and I are praying for the brave and proud people of Ukraine.”


  39. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    February 23, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    According to CNN, President Biden is currently speaking with the President of Ukraine.

  40. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    February 23, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    The Ukrainian ambassador to the UN was on fire tonight:

  41. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2022 at 1:18 am

    This is so great. And goodnight, TODville. #IStandWithUkraine


  42. February 24, 2022 at 7:24 am

  43. February 24, 2022 at 7:44 am

  44. 81 Dudette
    February 24, 2022 at 8:45 am

    Wow, check out this thread!

  45. 82 Dudette
    February 24, 2022 at 8:49 am


  46. February 24, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Fmr Ambassador McFaul explaining to Joy Reid last night that President Zelensky was born in Russia and
    Russian is his first language. A very popular TV personality in Russia and he is seen that way, not as a “nazi” per Putin’s preposterous desperate “de-nazification” excuse. Ukraine President Zelensky won almost every region in 2014 so we know Ukraine is not a divided country. And Putin will have a hard time defending his aggression to the Russian people WTF he is doing. Children in Ukraine have parents and grandparents in Russia and vice versa. The people of both countries will suffer due to Putin’s entitled obsession with rewriting history.

    Amb. McFaul:
    “There is an autocratc Putin that is about about to attack a democratic Ukraine…if the intelligence is right tens of thousands are going to die. And Mr. Pompeo’s comments…Mr Trump’s comments that he just made, they’re going to look atrocious…They were standing next to evil. What makes us “weak” in the world is this kind of division…we are on the eve of probably the biggest war in Europe since 1939 and what are they focused on? Attacking the President of the United States.”

  47. February 24, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    NO possible justification to attack an innocent democratic sovereign nation and its territorial integrity.
    –Trucker/Fox/Murdoch/Big Oil stop talking.

  48. February 24, 2022 at 2:47 pm


    President Biden Delivers Remarks on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine
    The White House

  49. 88 pkayden
    February 24, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    You'll hear contrary from Putin-friendly candidates and talkers, but … under President Biden's leadership, the United States remains the world's number one producer of both oil and natural gas – and a net exporter of both. US is firmly energy independent, and can help allies.— David Frum (@davidfrum) February 24, 2022


  50. 89 jer44
    February 24, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    SOON: White House responds to Russian invasion of Ukraine

  51. February 24, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    Obama Tells Every American They Should Support Biden On Ukraine

    Obama: Americans Must Defend Freedom


    —–PBO full statement today on twitter.

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