Bright Students

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  1. May 23, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    —-much appreciation NW!!!

    Sen Rev Raphael Warnock:
    Congratulates, asks High School grads to think about what makes them come alive,
    what they would do for free.

    • May 23, 2022 at 2:10 pm

      U.S. Senate (Thursday) passed bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff
      to expand access to baby formula for at-risk families amid shortages.

  2. May 23, 2022 at 2:12 pm


    Derek Major

    “Forbes reports the Voyager Scholarship is for students pursuing careers in public service. The fund will also provide money for multiple years of travel and build students’ connections to a network of leaders.

    The scholarship fund is being established with a $100 personal contribution from the Obamas and Chesky and is expected to support 100 students in the first year. If all goes well, the fund will grow to support a larger number of students who want to pursue careers in public service.”

    Applications for the scholarship will be accepted through June 14.


    • 4 carla4obama
      May 23, 2022 at 3:06 pm

      That can’t be right—“The scholarship fund is being established with a $100 personal contribution from the Obamas and Chesky ” One hundred dollars? I clicked the link..still listed as $100 . hundred thousand?

      • May 23, 2022 at 3:22 pm

        You’re right! black enterprise.com wrote elsewhere:
        “Former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky are launching a $100 million scholarship fund.”

  3. May 23, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    Oprah Winfrey: The 100 Most Influential People of 2022

    By Michelle Obama

    Once, while speaking to a group of college graduates, Oprah said something about her years as an interviewer that struck me. She said, “The common denominator that I found … is we want to be validated.
    We want to be understood.”


  4. May 23, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    imo, ‘The G Word with Adam Conover’ on Netflix rocks.

    First 2 episodes includes hair raising stuff you wanted to know about Food production,
    and the real story behind Weather reporting. Plus at last the right amount of effing and blinding from a funny guy delivering the remarkable truths.

  5. May 23, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    DC Attorney General
    Sues Mark Zuckerberg For Allowing Abuse Of Data To Help Trump In 2016

    “AG Racine said, “The evidence shows Mr. Zuckerberg was personally involved in Facebook’s failure to protect the privacy and data of its users leading directly to the Cambridge Analytica incident. This unprecedented security breach exposed tens of millions of Americans’ personal information, and Mr. Zuckerberg’s policies enabled a multi-year effort to mislead users about the extent of Facebook’s wrongful conduct. This lawsuit is not only warranted, but necessary, and sends a message that corporate leaders, including CEOs, will be held accountable for their actions.”


  6. 11 pkayden
    May 23, 2022 at 5:50 pm

  7. May 23, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    The Lincoln Project Just Released A Brutal Must Watch Take Down Of Elise Stefanik
    The Lincoln Project ad calls Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) a backstabber who is on an evil quest for power
    and using white replacement theory to become a MAGA leader.

    Video of the ad:

    Easley: (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/05/23/the-lincoln-project-just-released-a-brutal-must-watch-take-down-of-elise-stefanik.html)

  8. May 23, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Why CPAC, a key conservative gathering, was held in Orbán’s Hungary
    The more Viktor Orbán undermines Hungary’s democracy, the more Republicans celebrate his rule.
    Holding CPAC in Budapest takes this to the next level.

    Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/cpac-key-conservative-gathering-was-held-orbans-hungary-rcna30086)

  9. May 23, 2022 at 7:09 pm

  10. 20 amk for obama
    May 23, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Don’t know wtf dems doing to protect their votes and voters, come nov.

  11. 21 amk for obama
    May 23, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    rethugs fight ugly when it comes to voting. Wish dems would do too.

  12. 22 jacquelineoboomer
    May 23, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Thanks for this post, Nerdy darlin’ !!!!

  13. May 24, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Remarks by Vice President Harris on Mental Health and Wellness

    MAY 23, 2022

    “I think for too long, when we think about healthcare, we act as though the body just starts from the neck down, instead of understanding we also need to address healthcare from the neck up: mental health.

    So, if you are struggling, please know you are not alone, that you are seen, and that you deserve to receive the help you desire and the help you need.


  14. 28 amk for obama
    May 24, 2022 at 2:43 am

    doj of #gutlessgarland? Good joke.

  15. May 24, 2022 at 8:51 am

  16. 30 amk for obama
    May 24, 2022 at 9:21 am

    Oh goody, more boris booze gate

    Insiders who attended events at Downing Street during lockdown have told the BBC how staff crowded together, sat on each other’s laps and how party debris was left out overnight.

    For the first time, insiders who were at some of the events have told BBC Panorama in detail what they saw.

    They describe arriving for work the morning after a get-together to find bottles lying around parts of the building, bins overflowing with rubbish and empties left on the table.

    They also tell of events with dozens of staff crowded together, and parties going so late that, on occasion, some ended up staying in Downing Street all night.

    And they say staff mocked others who tried to stop what was going on.


    Another trumpian thug who thinks he is above the law. Which he created.

    • 31 amk for obama
      May 24, 2022 at 9:23 am

      and limey bobbies are as corrupt as every other police force.

    • 32 amk for obama
      May 24, 2022 at 9:25 am

      The insiders admit that events were routine. “They were every week,” one says. “The event invites for Friday press office drinks were just nailed into the diary.”

      The invitation was known as “WTF” – meaning “Wine-Time Friday” and a reference to a less polite acronym.

      The drinks were often scheduled in No 10 for 4pm. Sources say Friday drinks had been a tradition in Whitehall for some time.

      But drinking wasn’t limited to Fridays. One former official describes turning up at work in No 10 often to find “A mess! There were bottles, empties, rubbish – in the bin, but overflowing – or indeed sometimes left on the table.”

  17. 33 marleysperson
    May 24, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Morning everyone! GO VOTE GEORGIA!!!

  18. 34 amk for obama
    May 24, 2022 at 9:55 am

    Hope this sticks. The post. Not the rethug gerrymandering.

  19. May 24, 2022 at 10:28 am

    Stacey Abrams pledges to ‘lift Georgia up to the greatness we deserve’ if elected governor

  20. May 24, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Opinion: Want to Stop Inflation? Fighting for Global Democracy is the Answer

    “Global democracy creates the stable relationships and economic cooperation necessary to support the needs of the global population and generate political stability so we are not subject to the political and economic disruptions—which are deadly, inimical to human life—of one man’s idiosyncratic whims.

    And yet we hear how inflation worries may cause Americans to vote for autocracy,
    for Republican control of Congress (see here and here),
    which means less rights,
    less ability to vote and have a say in the political process,
    and less economic democracy,
    given Republicans have shown no tendency or desire to pass legislation to serve working-class and middle-class Americans.

    During World War II, Americans endured rationing and made sacrifices for both the national and global good—
    for global democracy. If we want to end inflation,
    we have to recognize how this dynamic is bound up in assaults on democracy around the globe and at home.”

    Libretti: (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/05/22/opinion-want-to-stop-inflation-fighting-for-global-democracy-is-the-answer.html

  21. May 24, 2022 at 11:42 am

    Kushner’s and Mnuchin’s Quick Pivots to Business With the Gulf
    Weeks before the Trump administration ended, Jared Kushner and Steven Mnuchin met with future investors on official trips to the Middle East.

    By Kate Kelly and David D. Kirkpatrick:

  22. May 24, 2022 at 11:45 am

    “part of dehumanizing your foe is to say that their cultural/ linguistic identity is not real.”
    (hari sreenivasan)

  23. May 24, 2022 at 11:47 am

    Liz Cheney urges voters and her party not to ‘enable the liar’

    “While accepting a Profile In Courage Award, Liz Cheney made the case that Donald Trump is “attempting to unravel our constitutional republic.”

    Steve Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/liz-cheney-urges-voters-party-not-enable-liar-rcna30279)

  24. May 24, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    Former AG Eric Holder, Chairman NDRC, with Sam Koppelman,

    “Our Unfinished March”

  25. 42 amk for obama
    May 24, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    Of course. I don’t understand why dems are not hitting back the thugs when they scream voter fraud by citing these crimes.

  26. May 24, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    Rachel Maddow Shreds Rep. Barry Loudermilk And His Story On Leading Capitol Tours

    Maddow said:
    “Congressman Barry Loudermilk got caught out by the investigation on Thursday.
    He copped to it on that video on Friday. And guess what happened on Saturday.

    Guess what happened next? You probably guessed this too.
    Statement from Donald J. Trump, quote, Barry Loudermilk, has my complete and total endorsement. So, this very serious-minded congresswoman came forward with this blood-curdling allegation over a year ago.

    This particular congressman has not just been denying that allegation.
    He says that he’s seen the proof that this definitely never happened. He’s been mounting an attack on the congresswoman ever since, trying to get her in trouble for making this allegation.
    But now, it turns out it was him. At least it was him.
    It might have been him plus others, but at least him.

    He did it despite all his denials.
    He has been caught.”

    See video: (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/05/23/rachel-maddow-barry-loudermilk.html)

  27. May 24, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    “Loudermilk has since admitted that some of the people that he gave a tour to showed up at the Capitol on 1/6.
    Given the knowledge
    and the level of detail that the attackers had,
    Loudermilk wasn’t the only House Republican giving tours.
    He’s just the House Republican that we know about.” (Jason Easley)

  28. 45 jer44
    May 24, 2022 at 5:04 pm

  29. May 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Another 18 YO…

    Lord have mercy on us

  30. 48 jacquelineoboomer
    May 24, 2022 at 8:12 pm

  31. 49 amk for obama
    May 24, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    effing ‘founding fathers’ sure did a number on their own country by inserting 1st and 2nd poison pills. From assassination of their own presidents to callous cowardly murder of their own innocent kids in schools i s on basically them.

  32. May 24, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    President Biden Delivers Remarks on the Horrific Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

  33. May 24, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    President Biden:

    “Why are we willing to live with this carnage?”

    “Time to turn this pain into action.”

  34. 52 amk for obama
    May 24, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    GA turnout for the rethug uncle tom & co is twice as that of dem turnout for Warnock. The usual dem fucking apathy?

  35. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    May 25, 2022 at 12:33 am

    She couldn’t have picked a better photograph to celebrate with!

  36. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    May 25, 2022 at 1:40 am

    • 56 amk for obama
      May 25, 2022 at 2:32 am

      Go Steve. Not to forget the deplorables who keep electing these corrupt thugs to power over and over and over.

  37. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    May 25, 2022 at 1:53 am

    Back in the 1950s when I was in 5th grade in elementary school (yep, I’m that old), we had air raid drills where we’d take our leather book bags with us into the hallway and get on the floor hugging the wall with the book bag over our faces, in case “the dirty rotten commies” were shelling our school from the air. Like that would have saved us, but it was our only option.

    I have never forgotten that, to this day. And neither will today’s school kids, having to go through any of these shootings, ever forget their trauma.

  38. 59 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 2:28 am

  39. 60 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 7:49 am

    #ETTD applies to this thug too.

  40. 61 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 8:30 am

  41. 62 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 8:32 am

    Fingers crossed that it happens. More importantly, dems better turnout in huge numbers like they did two years ago so that these motherfuckers don’t have a chance to yell voter fraud.

  42. 63 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 8:49 am

    So effing dems didn’t turnout in big numbers in 2018 which could have ensured a Stacey double term by now? Dems are their own worst enemies. We are still half a mil votes short in 2022.

    • May 25, 2022 at 10:41 am

      The vote was stolen!!!!

    • May 25, 2022 at 11:26 am

      –love the photo, she is GREAT.

      Ms Abrams 2019: “800,000 voters is emblematic of who wasn’t speaking up before. But what we call attention to are the 1.4 million-plus who were purged and the 53,000 who weren’t processed and the thousands who were given provisional ballots.”

      Voter roll purges were just the start of the Kemp corruption. I remember voting machines missing, not working, long lines in non-white areas, you name it. She clearly won that race.

  43. 66 ggail44
    May 25, 2022 at 11:04 am

    They wake up and speak out when it hits in their backyard

  44. 67 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Surprised to see Canada in there.

    • May 25, 2022 at 11:34 am

      they won’t be assault rifles, more about sports. The background checking system is very comprehensive.
      A waiting period and literally someone you know has to sign off on your mental state. My only concern is the nuts here who migrate up there.

  45. 69 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 11:14 am

    Aren’t people tired of the same rethugs rhetoric over and over again?

    • 70 amk for obama
      May 25, 2022 at 11:19 am


  46. 71 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 11:20 am

    No where in the world this happens.

    • May 25, 2022 at 12:44 pm

      May Tia’s family survive this…and all who survived who will live with this specter, love to them all.

      Many of us have children and relatives who teach in school. Let them live.

      Dumb insane haters cannot be allowed to create for us the Everywhere War future they seek.

  47. 73 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 11:24 am

    The constant nagging fear. How is this freedom?

  48. 74 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 11:31 am

    What a terrible way to live.

  49. 76 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 11:35 am


  50. 77 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Bobfr’s point.

  51. 78 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 11:45 am

    How can one guy so much deathly weapons and ammo in such a short time. In India, you apply to local police citing valid reasons, no, hunting isn’t one and it’s illegal to hunt, it goes to distinct police, who will again question your motives and then it goes to a district judge, who will start all over again. After a few years, you will be denied the permit. A sane system.

  52. May 25, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    How is Governor Abbottt not to blame? He had the balls to call this massacre “inconceivable”.
    How is it inconceivable when he personally signed off on:
    expanded access to guns,
    lowered the age,
    don’t need a license,
    don’t need training,
    or background checks.

    Hold Abbott accountable for 21 years olds walking around with open carry without permits in his state.
    Why do we let people like Abbot brainwash our kids to live in fear, as if guns are the answer to your problems. What is the big plan for our young people? Every gun is a hazard. Stop defending guns. You don’t think something can happen with your gun? Our peer nations value life. Let our children have a childhood.

  53. 80 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Especially, the latter.

  54. May 25, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    America: 4% of world population with 42% of its firearms.
    Apparently comes with the right to threaten to get whatever it is you want.

  55. 82 amk for obama
    May 25, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Yup. Make a promise and fulfill it.

  56. 83 whenpamelawandered
    May 25, 2022 at 1:40 pm


    Posting this again, as Jim recovers the last 10 years of his long-form commentaries and views on gun violence in America. Here it all is, well set out and impossible to NOT read, every word, then spread it, because too many have become hardened and accepting of the inexcusable and unforgivable deaths, we CAN change this, Yes We Can

    And we had better do it NOW


  57. May 25, 2022 at 1:43 pm


    Paraphrasing Michael Moore to Chris Hayes:

    “We have to admit that we love our guns more than we love our children.”

    “Those who say and do nothing…those more concerned about preserving the filibuster so we can’t get anything passed.”

    “These were legally purchased guns by a legal adult….i don’t think we want to fix it.”

    “We refuse to acknowledge the violence, the genocide of native peoples, the guns to the backs of slaves who built this country. The original sins have a gun behind them.”

    “We need drastic action here, a moratorium on gun sales. But who will say it is time to repeal the 2nd amendment?”

    “How could the Founding Fathers know about the bullet?
    It was invented later, and did not exist in 1830s.”

    “We need hard core gun reform, (too late) for the “sensible stuff” now.”

    “A massacre happened the day after Buffalo in Orange County.
    There is no way to stop next week’s mass murder.”

    “But 75 years after Germans were the most violent killers, they are the most peaceful. Same with Japan.
    Make guns the (successful action we took on) cigarettes of the 21st century.”

  58. 85 jer44
    May 25, 2022 at 4:36 pm

  59. 86 Nerdy Wonka
    May 25, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    New post.


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