83 Responses to “Juneteenth”

  1. 1 sjterrid
    June 20, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    Happy Juneteenth!

  2. 2 Dudette
    June 20, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    Hi sjterrid and Nerdy Wonka and everyone here in the TOD village! Happy Juneteenth!

  3. 5 Dudette
    June 20, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Forever POTUS on World Refugee Day!

    • 6 jacquelineoboomer
      June 21, 2022 at 12:22 am

      Absolutely love President Obama and have always loved Maya Angelou – and was so happy to see this video on Stephanie R’s show tonight on MSNBC. Thanks for posting the link.

  4. 7 mtmarilyn
    June 20, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    I am learning about Juneteenth now. My husband and I didn’t think about it when we got married. Yesterday was our 51st wedding Anniversary. Plus Fathers Day. What a day of celebration we had.

    Thank you all for still being here. These are scary times for our country.

  5. 11 carla4obama
    June 20, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Texas GOP adopts resolution rejecting 2020 election results

    • 12 jacquelineoboomer
      June 21, 2022 at 12:24 am

      I have relatives in Texas – luckily, hard-core Democrats – and sometimes I want to tell them to get outta there while the timing is right!

  6. 13 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Serious message from my state’s Democratic governor, after horrible Pence spoke at a GOP gathering here tonight and mentioned him … and bravo, Governor Spritzker!

  7. 14 Dudette
    June 21, 2022 at 2:37 am

    My new theme song from Queen Beyoncé ❤️

  8. June 21, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Congresswoman Shela Jackson Lee (TX) played a vital role in making Juneteenth a holiday

    Rep. Lee On Dr. Oz Dropping ‘Equality’ From Juneteenth Social Post


    —–Belated happy Juneteenth !!

  9. June 21, 2022 at 11:32 am

    1/6 Committee Expected to Prove that Trump Coordinated Fake Electors Scheme

    Rachel Maddow Shows Why The Next 1/6 Committee Hearing Could Be Criminally Dangerous For Trump

    Former Federal Prosecutor Sets Out Five Trump Acts That Easily Constitute Treason

    The 1/6 Committee Can’t Subpoena Mike Pence Fast Enough As He Claims No President Has Lied As Much As Biden

    Ron Johnson Tells The Dumbest Lie Imaginable As He Claims People Were Crying And Begging Him To Run

    Powerful Op-Ed Calls For The Prosecution And Disqualification Of Trump

    • June 21, 2022 at 11:33 am

      Adam Kinzinger Tells GOP To Start Telling The Truth After His Family Receives Death Threat

      Alleged Wife And Child Abuser Senate Candidate Eric Greitens Calls For Gun Violence In Disturbing New

      DOJ Has Internal Campaign Emails Over Fake Electors Scheme to Present to Grand Jury

      Trump Seems to Suddenly Realize Everything’s Changed

      Republicans Are Now Threatening To Shoot School Librarians


  10. June 21, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Obama Presidential Center Director
    Previews the Forthcoming Institution, Set to Open in 2025

    Belmont: (https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/obama-presidential-center-director-interview-louise-bernard-1234632195/)

  11. June 21, 2022 at 11:53 am

    1 pm ET: The House Select Committee’s Fourth Hearing.

  12. June 21, 2022 at 11:56 am

    Witnesses at the last Hearing were conservatives,
    including the admired Judge Luttig, and people close to Trump.

  13. 22 Dudette
    June 21, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Say “Cheese”! 📸

  14. June 21, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    “We’ve got a lot of theories, we just don’t have the evidence.” (Rudy Giuliani to Speaker Bowers)

    Speakers Bowers, Arizona House of Reps:
    “I do not want to be a winner by cheating.”
    “I will not play with laws I swore allegiance to.”

    Secretary Raffensberger (GA):
    “The vote in Georgia “went remarkably smooth”
    “President Biden carried the state of Georgia by approximately 12,000 votes.”
    “Three recounts all remarkably close, that show Trump came up short.”

    Hearing continuing…..Ms Moss GA election worker County Fulton, terrible story of scapegoating by Trump.
    “I don’t go the grocery store at all…all because of lies.”
    FBI told her mother to leave her home for safety which she did for 2 months.

    —-thx, have to catch the rest of this later.

  15. 25 jer44
    June 21, 2022 at 3:37 pm


  16. 26 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    Time for a siesta! 🙂

  17. June 21, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Remarks by President Biden on COVID-⁠19 Vaccines for Children Under Five

    JUNE 21, 2022

    “— this is a very historic milestone, a monumental step forward. The United States is now the first country in the world to offer safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months old. In the first time in our fight against this pandemic, nearly every American can now have access to lifesaving vaccines. And we’re ready.


  18. June 21, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Georgia Secretary of State Runoff Primary Election Results:

    Bee Nguyen wins Democratic nomination,
    will take on Raffensperger.


  19. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2022 at 10:10 pm


  20. June 22, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    Ongoing attacks by Trump-deluded election deniers erode democracy’s resilience in U.S.

    Jocelyn Benson, Michigan’s secretary of state,
    talks about how the people of integrity who preserved the legitimacy of the 2020 election in the face of attacks by Donald Trump, have in many cases left their positions, sometimes being replaced by people who would be likely to give in to pressure from Trump or someone like him.

    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/ongoing-attacks-by-trump-deluded-election-deniers-erode-democracy-s-resilience-in-u-s-142572101908)

    —–“Democracy prevailed in 2020 because of people of integrity on both sides.”

    • June 22, 2022 at 12:16 pm

      Threats to election workers continue around the country. Long-timers being threatened, pushed out,
      and replaced by trumpies. Lawmakers must step up and give protection – why is it taking soo long?

    • June 22, 2022 at 12:16 pm


      “In emotional testimony, former Fulton County, Georgia election workers Shaye Moss and her mother Ruby Freeman describe the onslaught of attacks they faced after the 2020 election for doing the jobs they had done for years.”

  21. June 22, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    OAN Finally Admits ‘No Widespread Voter Fraud’ After Settling Defamation Suit
    Georgia election officials show frame-by-frame what happened in Fulton surveillance video

  22. June 22, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    Raffensperger reported that the number of dead people who ‘voted’ in Georgia was 4.
    Trump had claimed that 5,000 dead people voted.

    Pls tell me a compulsive LIAR, after thousands of dangerous deadly lies, does not get to run for office.

    if Trump gets to run for office again after all the death, crime, and destruction,
    America is a Mickey Mouse outfit.

  23. 35 whenpamelawandered
    June 22, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    Just passing by to say Hi, and to send my deepest regards to you, Chipsticks, if you are around ~ a candle is burning in our home, with love.


  24. June 22, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Brennan Center:

    “Nearly 1 in 3 local election officials know of at least one election worker who has left their job at least in part because of fears for their safety, increased threats, or intimidation.”

    “There is no permanent election worker or supervisor in that video that’s still there.” – former Georgia election worker Shaye Moss on how a doctored video put forth by the Trump campaign drove election officials out of their jobs.”

    “We’ve been reminded… that our institutions don’t defend themselves. Individuals do that” – Rep. Cheney

  25. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    June 22, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Seriously, this is THE BEST.

  26. June 22, 2022 at 1:56 pm

  27. June 22, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Obamas’ Higher Ground
    Inks First-Look Deal With Audible After Ending Spotify Pact


  28. June 22, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    “Do you know how it feels for the President of the United States to target you?”

    —Lady Ruby Freeman.

  29. June 22, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    John Mellancamp:

    “Only in America, and I mean only in America, can 21 people be murdered and a week later
    be buried and forgotten, with a flimsy little thumbnail, a vague notion of some sort of gun control law
    laying on senators’ desks. What kind of people are we who claim to that we care about pro-life?
    Just so you know, anyone that’s reading this…politicians don’t…
    So with that cheery thought in mind, have a happy summer, because it will just be short time
    before it happens again.”

    • June 22, 2022 at 5:47 pm

      Fact: Miitary weapons were not invented for civilians, not were they intended for civilians.

      Question: How thick do the blinders have to be for millions under mass hypnosis — with 2 mass shootings
      a day–to deny this?

  30. June 22, 2022 at 8:11 pm

  31. June 23, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Brittney Griner’s Wife Pushes For Biden Admin. ‘To Make A Deal For BG’ With Russia

  32. June 23, 2022 at 11:21 am

    Esteemed Harvard Law Professor Calls For Prosecution Of Trump
    As Organized Crime Family

    “More so than at any point to date, the hearings yesterday set forth an enterprise that looked identical to the modus operandi of an organized crime family, the crushing pressure, threats, endangerment, illegal conspiracies, and secrecy, all run from the top down, just like a mob operation.
    It is surely not accidental.
    Trump learned at the knee of famed mob lawyer Roy Cohn.
    Now, Tribe says prosecute Trump as an organized crime operation.”


    • June 23, 2022 at 11:22 am

      “Today’s hearing makes clearer than ever how deeply Trump and his acolytes have already damaged democracy at the ground level, driving honest election workers into hiding
      and creating a vacuum that fascists are in the process of filling.
      Only a clean sweep can hold back this tide.” (Laurence Tribe)

      “The RNC Chairwoman is a co-conspirator with Trump, Eastman, Giuliani, Ellis, Chesebro, and a number of others.” (Laurence Tribe)

  33. June 23, 2022 at 11:35 am

    Rachel Maddow:
    Six questions to make it easier to follow the various threads in the January 6th investigation:

    1) Was it illegal?
    2) Did they know it was illegal?
    3) Did they try to pull it off anyway?
    4) (Was it occasionally hilarious?)
    5) Did they get caught?
    6) Will they get in trouble for it?

  34. June 23, 2022 at 11:40 am

    TV ad, seconds long, said in caps:

    “Empower China.”

    And something about inflation.

  35. June 23, 2022 at 11:51 am

    The 5th Select Committee Jan 6 Hearing:

    3pm ET today.

  36. June 23, 2022 at 11:54 am

    Congressman Raskin:
    Said the courage of patriots prevented a series of plots from succeeding.

    “We’re not out of the danger zone at all, because violence has been unleashed
    and we have not put the insurrection and the coup down.”

  37. June 23, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Democratic donors back 2022 races to head off Trump 2024 plot

    “Michael Scherer, national political reporter for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow
    about concerns among Democratic donors that Trump-supporting election deniers will win enough elected offices in 2022 that they’ll be able to override the 2024 election results and install Donald Trump as president.


  38. June 23, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    Statement by President Joe Biden on Supreme Court Ruling on Guns

    JUNE 23, 2022

    “I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. Since 1911, the State of New York has required individuals who would like to carry a concealed weapon in public to show a need to do so for the purpose of self-defense and to acquire a license. More than a century later, the United States Supreme Court has chosen to strike down New York’s long-established authority to protect its citizens. This ruling contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all.’


  39. June 23, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    Informing young people about this new ruling and what it means if they choose to live in New York.

  40. June 23, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Because 400 million guns is not enough:

    gun makers$$
    and NRA
    hiding behind little children,
    lying in rows,
    in school hallways,
    their feet sticking out
    from under ballistic blankets.

    My children would NEVER have take part in this NRA gun grift theater!!

    Parents pls stand up for your child.

  41. June 23, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    End the sale of weapons of war to civilians.

  42. June 23, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    5th Hearing of J6 Select Committee underway now…

    About Trump…the president must not use the D.O.J. to serve his purpose:
    “Especially when what he wants them to do is subvert democracy.”


  43. June 23, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Statement by President Joe Biden on the 50th Anniversary of Title IX

    JUNE 23, 2022

    “Fifty years ago, Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink—the first woman of color elected to Congress—led the effort to write and pass Title IX, which President Nixon signed into law. Title IX stated that no one should be excluded from participation or face discrimination on the basis of sex in any education programs or activity receiving federal assistance. It consisted of just 37 words of legislative language, but it transformed our nation.”


  44. 65 Dudette
    June 24, 2022 at 12:19 am


    • 66 jacquelineoboomer
      June 24, 2022 at 1:01 am

      I’d love to see that, but probably no way I’ll be awake!

      But thanks for the reminder, just in case, and goodnight to you and TODville! Thanks for all of the posts that welcome us here, Nerdy darlin’!

  45. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    June 24, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Nice! Don’t remember reading about this, before.

  46. June 24, 2022 at 2:20 am

    But the guns and how they’re allowed to control American life,
    the pretense that something can save our children from a madman,
    so that more guns will be sold
    and more offshore accounts,
    the amendment changed from hell to breakfast,
    with no end in sight.

    I cannot forgive that so few are using up the rest and getting away with it.
    Guns are the source of the problem, not our children.
    People look away and i cannot forgive it.
    It has gone very, very far and
    i cannot forgive it.

  47. 71 Dudette
    June 24, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Good Morning! Here’s your moment of cuteness with tacos and ziplines. 😃

  48. 72 Dudette
    June 24, 2022 at 9:20 am

    Maya Rudolph is adorable!

  49. 74 jer44
    June 24, 2022 at 11:14 am


    “What is happening here?” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reacts to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

    Follow for live updates here: https://cnb.cx/3u0LSeO

  50. 75 jer44
    June 24, 2022 at 11:24 am


    Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans.

    10:26 AM · Jun 24, 2022·Twitter Web App

    • 76 tnmtngirl1
      June 24, 2022 at 12:35 pm

      I saw a video on Twitter where PO promised during campaign that one of the first things he would do is see to it that RvsW would be codified into law. Then, a few months after coming in to office, he said in a press conference that that was no longer a priority. It is actually in a thread on his Tweet about the decision. I don’t know how to post tweets or I would post the video. 😦 😦 😦 Both clips in his own words though.

      • 77 tnmtngirl1
        June 24, 2022 at 12:40 pm

        Just heard Thom Hartman suggest this. Question is could Pres. Biden do this: Do an EO exempting all federal facilities/military bases. Then allow those bases/facilities to lease space to abortion clinics. This would also allow women in military to still have easy access.

  51. 78 jer44
    June 24, 2022 at 12:19 pm


    Pres. Biden will speak on the Supreme Court’s decision upending abortion rights at 12:30 p.m. ET.

  52. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    June 24, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Sad day.

  53. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    June 24, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    From our dear friend Kat:

  54. June 24, 2022 at 3:22 pm

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