The Pay They Deserve

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  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    May 31, 2022 at 11:19 am

    furst iz da best


  2. 5 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Furst grand slam semis. Go Gauff. Go Coco.

    • 6 Dudette
      May 31, 2022 at 2:39 pm

      I love this so much for her. It’s good to see Sloane playing well again, but I was pulling for Coco.

      She and Jessie Pegula just won their doubles match to move into the doubles quarter-final too.

      Jessie also has her singles quarter final match tomorrow morning.

      Coco and Jessie are the last 2 American women left in the French Open singles! They could possibly meet in the singles final! They also could possibly play in the doubles final! Can you imagine?!! 🤯

      It’s CRAZY!

      • 7 Dudette
        May 31, 2022 at 4:38 pm

        Aww man, I didn’t pay attention to who Jessie’s playing in her quarter tomorrow – Swiatek. Hmm. 😕Still it would be cool if she pulled off the upset.

      • 8 amk for obama
        May 31, 2022 at 7:44 pm

        Nice to see yung’uns shining.

  3. 9 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    Thank god for sane jurors.

  4. 10 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    magats mighty poed. Good.

  5. 12 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    Smart jurors might save the day.

  6. 13 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    3 years concocting a bs case shot down in under 3 hours.

  7. May 31, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    America may be broken beyond repair
    The more America is besieged by senseless violence, the more the paramilitary wing of the American right is strengthened.

    “In an ad released last year, Blake Masters, a leading candidate in Arizona’s Republican Senate primary,
    cradles a semi-automatic weapon. “This is a short-barreled rifle,” he said, ominous music playing in the background. “It wasn’t designed for hunting. This is designed to kill people.””

    Michelle Goldberg: (https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2022/05/30/michelle-goldberg-america/)

    • May 31, 2022 at 12:51 pm

      imo, the nra has driven the numbers up to 400 million under their version of the 2nd Amendment, and under cover of ‘we must have our sports’. Here we see admission and new phase Con Level 3,
      that guns are actually for killing people.

  8. May 31, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Remarks by President Biden on the School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas
    MAY 24, 2022

    “When we passed the assault weapons ban, mass shootings went down. When the law expired, mass shootings tripled.”


  9. May 31, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    Violence as ritual can be broken by LAW and ORDER.
    Give us law and order.

  10. 18 Dudette
    May 31, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    Professor Obama gives America a much-needed civics lesson.

    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      June 1, 2022 at 2:24 am

      He’s the one person who would make me want to go “back to school” !!!

    • June 1, 2022 at 8:05 am

      The Money Line….➡️The hard truth is that there’s no way to confront America’s accelerating epidemic of gun violence without first addressing its systemic erosion of majority rule.

  11. May 31, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    David Hogg:

    “If police officers like the one at my high school and the ones in Texas are too afraid to take on men with an A.R. 15 stop asking our teachers and students to do it.”

  12. May 31, 2022 at 3:06 pm


    David Hogg, Parkland High School massacre survivor:

    Let’s make this time different.
    Let’s get Americans from the left and right gun owners and non gun owners old & young to work together on what we can agree on and demand action from Congress to save our kids

    Join us on June 11 for our second ever March

  13. May 31, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    Why 18-year-olds can buy AR-15s in Texas but not handguns

    This week’s massacre in Uvalde highlights disparities in how federal laws regulate rifles and handguns. The shooter bought two rifles days after his 18th birthday.

    “Under federal law, Americans buying handguns from licensed dealers must be at least 21, which would have precluded the gunman from buying that type of weapon. That trumps Texas law, which only requires buyers of any type of firearm to be 18 or older.”

    Collier, Schwartz: (https://www.texastribune.org/2022/05/26/gun-buying-age-texas-handguns-rifles-uvalde/)

    • May 31, 2022 at 3:11 pm

      After 6 states increased the minimum age to purchase assault rifles after Parkland,
      the NRA says it infringes on the rights of 18 year olds.

      Government attorneys argued that “18-to-20-year-olds are uniquely likely to engage in impulsive, emotional, and risky behaviors that offer immediate or short-term rewards.”

      Um ALL humans engage in impulsive irrational emotional behaviors, is why guns are are a deadly stupid idea and our peer nations agree.

  14. May 31, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    I want my children to live, how about you?
    What are we prepared to do
    to keep them alive?

  15. May 31, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    bladee – Only One

    —–Teen told me this is his favorite love song.

  16. 28 pkayden
    May 31, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Please sign this petition. This is a travesty in a so-called democracy.

  17. 29 jer44
    May 31, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    May 30
    The first Memorial Day celebration, organized by Black residents of Charleston, South Carolina, was nearly erased from history. https://on.LX.com/Ak8tM3R


  18. May 31, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Uvalde Police Lied:
    A Teacher Never Left The Door Open

    Uvalde Police Lied:
    A Teacher Never Left The Door Open

    Uvalde Police Lied:
    A Teacher Never Left The Door Open

    Uvalde Police Lied:
    A Teacher Never Left The Door Open

    “Law enforcement tried to blame a teacher who left a door open for the Uvalde shooting,
    but surveillance video shows that the school employee closed the door.”


  19. 32 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Yesss. Go Rafa. Fuck jocovid.

  20. 34 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Rafa now leads 11-7 at Grand Slams against novax jocovid. novax = nocup.

  21. 35 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 8:08 pm

  22. 36 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 8:08 pm

  23. 37 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    US pd’s are radicalized magats.

  24. 38 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    his plan all along, lady. #hewins.

  25. May 31, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    WH Press Briefing by Karine Jean-Pierre:

    K-Pop band BTS speaks about inclusion, honoring the last day of AAPI Heritage month.

  26. May 31, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Pelosi Commencement Oration at Brown University

    (Commenting on the diversity of the audience):

    “I see the future, and it is you.”


  27. 41 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    fucking 3rd rate media.

  28. 42 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 8:27 pm

  29. 43 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 8:28 pm

  30. May 31, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    My Plan for Fighting Inflation

    By Joseph R. Biden Jr.

    May 30, 2022

    “I won’t meddle with the Fed, but I will tackle high prices while guiding the economy’s transition to stable and steady growth.”


  31. 46 pkayden
    May 31, 2022 at 9:26 pm

  32. 47 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Guess ‘podcasts’ is those same old rwnj AM radio hatefests with videos now?

  33. 48 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Again, secede for sanity. Every fucking hour, deeper depths are being plumbed.

  34. 49 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    They doubled down. Its only gotten worse.

  35. 50 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 9:49 pm

  36. 51 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 9:49 pm

  37. 53 amk for obama
    May 31, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    also. too. fuck mueller.

  38. June 1, 2022 at 12:08 am


    Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month,
    we recognize astronauts with Asian roots who have flown to the International Space Station and contributed to its assembly, operations and research activities. They were preceded in space by other pioneers. The first person in space of Asian origin was Phạm Tuân of Vietnam who spent eight days aboard the Salyut-6 space station in 1980 as part of the Soviet Union’s Interkosmos program to fly cosmonauts from friendly socialist countries. The first American in space of Asian heritage, Ellison S. Onizuka, flew as a mission specialist aboard space shuttle Discovery’s STS-51C mission in 1985. He tragically lost his life in the January 1986 space shuttle Challenger accident.

    In this article, we recognize the American astronauts of Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander heritage, and astronauts from Asian nations who have flown aboard the space station, contributing to its construction and operation and conducting the world-class research for which the station is well known. The table below lists these individuals who have shared in this remarkable international adventure. Asian American astronauts from recent selections await their chance to contribute to the success of the space station and to future exploration missions.

    Read on: (https://www.nasa.gov/feature/asian-american-native-hawaiian-and-pacific-islander-heritage-month/)

  39. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    June 1, 2022 at 2:22 am

    I absolutely LOVE First Lady Obama!

    Thanks, Nerdy – and goodnight, TODville – Happy June!

  40. 56 amk for obama
    June 1, 2022 at 8:21 am

    Sigh. aka protecting homeland against all terrorists.

    KISYS. Dems suck at messaging. Metastatizing? Really?

    • 57 tnmtngirl1
      June 1, 2022 at 11:18 am

      Yes, yes, yes!! I am angry, frustrated, confused. I’ve sent emails and tweets to Jaime Harrison. Simple yet concise few words talking points. See no changes. A number of callers to the Joe Madison Show outright say Jaime H. is not up to this job. Joe agrees. There’s no fight and continuing No or lousy messaging.

  41. 58 amk for obama
    June 1, 2022 at 8:56 am


  42. 59 amk for obama
    June 1, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Open coup via direct voter intimidation. Where is doj who promised they will protect the voting rights at any cost?

  43. 60 amk for obama
    June 1, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Yup. Frog, slow boiling water and all that.

  44. June 1, 2022 at 1:04 pm


    78 Long Minutes
    By Keith Collins, Albert Sun, Eleanor Lutz and Larry Buchanan

    “When families learned that a gunman had entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, at 11:33 a.m. on May 24, a brutal wait began. Police on the scene did not stop the gunman until well over an hour after he walked into the school, raising questions about whether lives could have been saved if they had acted sooner. Parents who rushed to the school were held outside, where many were forced to wait to learn if their children were safe.

    What follows is an account of each of those 78 minutes, as told by video evidence, statements by witnesses and law enforcement, and accounts of 911 calls.”


    • June 1, 2022 at 1:15 pm

      Chief of Police in Uvalde, Pete Arredondo, who is responsible for giving orders on the day of the massacre
      has been AWOL for days.

      And even as Texas Rangers state police are looking for him, and the FBI is looking for him,
      the Mayor of Uvalde (the guy who verbally attacked Beto in the Abbot presser)
      secretly swore Arredondo in as a Council member yesterday. (O’Donnell reported on this.)

      We now know that in the 24 hours following the massacre, Uvalde Police gave us false information.
      For example, video shows that a teacher did NOT leave the door open.

      Arredondo is officially on the run, wanted for his account on what happened and why he did what he did.
      (Yet was secretly sworn in as Council member.)

  45. June 1, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Since Memorial Day:

    22 mass shootings. 374 dead.
    Where did the guns come from?


  46. June 1, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    On average, someone is killed with a gun every 4 hours in Alabama

    On average, someone is killed with a gun every 3 hours in Florida

    On average, someone is killed with a gun every 32 hours in Idaho

    On average, someone is killed with a gun every 6 hours in Illinois

    On average, someone is killed with a gun every 2 days in Montana

    On average, someone is killed with a gun every 2 hours in Texas

    Look up your state: (https://giffords.org/lawcenter/gun-violence-statistics/)

  47. June 1, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    How British police maintain law and order largely without the use of guns. By Kevin Helliker.

    “During 31 years in law enforcement (retired in 2018),
    Sir Mark Rowley walked the streets as a constable,
    led a covert unit against organized crime,
    served as Chief Constable of Surrey’s large police department
    and ran the UK Counter-Terrorism Policing unit.

    One thing Sir Mark never did was carry a gun.
    “I’ve commanded firearms operations. But I’ve never carried a firearm,” he says. “Nor do I look back and wish for one moment that I’d carried a gun.”

    In this respect, Sir Mark typifies the British police.”


    • June 1, 2022 at 1:31 pm

      By contrast, (with the U.S.) when two young women officers were tragically murdered in Manchester in 2012, that was in the news for ages. It’s still in the news…

      “Such tragedies are outrageous here because they’re unheard of.
      If you’re a police officer here, why would you want to change that?

      I think there’s a concern that you might actually escalate risk by arming officers.
      In the States, there is data around officers being killed by their own gun after it was taken by an assailant.”

    • June 1, 2022 at 1:33 pm

      Our peer countries responded to their rare tragedies with new laws that have been successful.
      We can do it too, no excuses.

  48. June 1, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    TIm Wise:
    “Students should walk out of this schools this fall, until parents, leaders “Do Something’.”

    He suggests a general strike among young people to get laws passed.

    Vice President Harris: “We’re not looking for a vaccine, we know what works on this.”

    GOP has created an ideology of death and they count on our disinterest and surrender.

    • June 1, 2022 at 1:45 pm

      Have gone on about Uvalde every day, and I woke up thinking eh you should give it a rest.
      At the same time here is now, not some other Universe.
      Plus i found a warning 11th tablet in
      that burning bush,
      and it says:

  49. June 1, 2022 at 8:27 pm

  50. 76 amk for obama
    June 1, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    And then, you go to the hospital to get shot again.

    God blessed murkkka indeed.

  51. 77 amk for obama
    June 1, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Lol. I love that song.

  52. 78 amk for obama
    June 1, 2022 at 11:29 pm

  53. 79 amk for obama
    June 1, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    including fp’ing effing bbc.

  54. 80 amk for obama
    June 1, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Don’t trust these “polls”. Remember 2020 “polls” ?

    Move your collective asses to the actual poll that matters.

  55. 81 amk for obama
    June 2, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Where are the dems demanding their face time?

  56. June 2, 2022 at 8:55 am

  57. June 2, 2022 at 9:03 am

    June is Black Music Month 🎶🎶

  58. June 2, 2022 at 9:06 am

  59. June 2, 2022 at 9:42 am

    “But the fact remains that those who suffer from mental illness are more likely to be a victim of violence than to commit acts of violence themselves.

    What’s more, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “only 3%-5% of violent acts can be attributed to individuals living with a serious mental illness.”

    Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/problem-gops-intermittent-interest-mental-health-rcna31470)

    —The threat of gun violence creates mental health issues, GOP avoids the obvious.

  60. June 2, 2022 at 9:44 am

    “The white 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket was charged Wednesday by a grand jury with domestic terrorism motivated by hate and ten counts of first-degree murder.”


  61. June 2, 2022 at 9:48 am

    “Every Black person in America should buy an AR-15. Watch how fast Republicans would ban them.”

  62. June 2, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    President Biden Announces Fourth Operation Fly Formula Mission

    JUNE 01, 2022

    Biden Administration will facilitate air shipment of approximately 4.6 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of Bubs Australia infant formula. Additional deliveries will follow.



  63. June 2, 2022 at 1:07 pm


    The Federal Gas Tax Suspension and Windfall Profits Tax Act would suspend the federal gas tax – which currently stands at 18.3 cents per gallon – through December 31, 2023. To ensure the Highway Trust Fund is still robustly funded, the suspension would be paid for through a new 50% tax on Big Oil’s windfall profits.


  64. June 2, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    Can you imagine if gas prices were twice as high as they are right now
    and the U.S. decided to cut off our biggest energy supplier to support Ukraine?
    that is the sacrifice that Germany just agreed to make last night.

    —–Bravo Germany!
    —-Not a lot of window left for Europe to make the transition, must cut CO2 emissions in half by 2030.

  65. June 2, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    Special Report

    ‘It’s going to be an army’: Tapes reveal GOP plan to contest elections

    Placing operatives as poll workers and building a “hotline” to friendly attorneys are among the strategies to be deployed in Michigan and other swing states.

    By Heidi Przbyla


  66. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    June 2, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    Pros and cons, but I’m for shipping them to Ukraine for wartime use. (Not sure how feasible that is, of course.) Maybe that would motivate a couple of shooters who favor U.S. support to Ukraine. Save some lives.

  67. 100 Nerdy Wonka
    June 2, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    New post.

    TIME 100

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