Happy Birthday, Malia!

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  1. 1 pkayden
    July 13, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    Awww!! She was such a beautiful baby and is now a lovely young woman. Happy B’Day, Malia!!

  2. July 13, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    On Tuesday, the 44th president landed a nomination for the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards for narrating the Netflix docuseries Our Great National Parks.

    Shafiq Najib: (https://people.com/politics/barack-obama-scores-first-emmy-nomination/)

  3. 4 amk for obama
    July 13, 2022 at 9:43 pm


  4. July 14, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Remarks by Vice President Harris at the American Rescue Plan Workforce Development Summit

    JULY 13, 2022
    South Court Auditorium
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building


  5. July 14, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Remarks by Vice President Harris and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico Before Bilateral Meeting

    JULY 12, 2022
    Vice President’s Residence
    United States Naval Observatory
    Washington, D.C.


  6. July 14, 2022 at 11:30 am

    Stacey Abrams:

    “But to get there we’ve got to push past what they’ve done to us and what we’ve done to ourselves.
    We’ve got to stop beating each other up.”

    “Voting is how we treat the ills of society…they’re going to tell us that we don’t trust each other…
    we’ve got to reach out for our power, we’ve got to get to our feet and reach out and tell people their power is real, that their future is real, that the opportunity is real.”

    “Making sure that are teachers are guides not guards.”

  7. July 14, 2022 at 11:31 am

    Obama emailed Ronny Jackson expressing ‘disappointment’ for criticizing Biden


  8. July 14, 2022 at 11:32 am

    No Evidence of Results-Altering Fraud or Misconduct Identified

    “After reviewing every claim of fraud and irregularities brought by Donald Trump and his supporters
    in all 64 cases challenging the 2020 election,
    a group of notable conservatives has reached
    the “unequivocal” conclusion
    that Trump’s claims of election fraud are unsupported by evidence.”


    —–on lostnotstolen.org

    • July 14, 2022 at 11:37 am

      After exhaustive re-investigation of Trump’s voter fraud allegations, Ben Ginsberg and Thomas Griffith
      urge conservatives to “cease obsessing over the results of the 2020 election”. They personally took a fresh look into every one of Trump’s claim, found his claims had zero grounds, and urged all Americans to
      “Have great confidence in the electoral system”.

  9. July 14, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Joint Statement of the Leaders of India, Israel, United Arab Emirates, and the United States (I2U2)

    JULY 14, 2022

    “Today’s inaugural I2U2 leaders meeting focused on the food security crisis and clean energy. The leaders discussed innovative ways to ensure longer-term, more diversified food production and food delivery systems that can better manage global food shocks. ‘


  10. July 14, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    New Uvalde Footage Shows Police ‘Weren’t Organized’ Says First Responder

    • July 14, 2022 at 12:05 pm

      “Emotions are running high in Uvalde, Texas
      following the leaked release of surveillance video from inside Robb Elementary School
      as a deranged gunman took the lives of two teachers and 19 children.
      According to Uvalde officials, the video was meant to be seen first privately by family members of the victims this weekend. It led to a heated city council meeting on Tuesday where the Uvalde mayor attacked the media outlets who published it, but got some pushback on where his anger should be directed. Donell Harvin, senior policy researcher at the Rand Corporation and a first responder following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary joins Joy Reid to analyze the failed police tactics revealed in this footage.”

  11. 15 vcprezofan2
    July 14, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    There’s nothing for me to add to this, except maybe to pray this young lady is *really heard* by those she’s addressing.

  12. 17 jer44
    July 14, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    NPR Politics @nprpolitics
    1h – Ivana Trump is dead at 73.

  13. 18 amk for obama
    July 14, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Wrong trump. Bad god.

  14. 19 amk for obama
    July 14, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    I will give the totus thug this, he exposed how deeply rotten and corrupt the so called ‘institutions’ are and exploited them to the hilt.

  15. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    July 14, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    So touching.

  16. 21 amk for obama
    July 15, 2022 at 10:38 am

    And yet

    Yet another example of the rotten to the core corrupt system that gives in to this traitorous thug at every turn.

  17. July 15, 2022 at 12:17 pm


    Danya Perry hosting All In with Chris Hayes yesterday:

    Please see:

    1) Michele Goodwin at 22 mins.

    2) Followed by Marc Elias at 27 mins.

  18. July 15, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    I Was Raped by My Father. An Abortion Saved My Life.

    By Michele Goodwin
    (Nov. 30, 2021)

    “It was the early morning of my 10th birthday the first time that I was raped by my father. It would not be the last. The shock was so severe that I temporarily went blind before I began the fifth grade a few weeks later. By the time the school year began, my father had taken me to see a battery of doctors — a medical explanation would paper over the fact that the trauma caused by his sexual violence had caused my body to shut down.

    The physiological suffering that I endured included severe migraines, hair loss and even gray hair — at 10 years old. While other girls may have longed for puberty, I loathed the idea of it. My body became a vessel that was not mine. It had been taken from me. I lived in fear of the night, and the footsteps outside my bedroom door.”


    • July 15, 2022 at 12:20 pm

      “My father’s predations were hidden behind wealth, social status
      and his acting the part of a committed and attentive parent. I attended elite schools in New York City, studied ballet at a renowned academy and took private violin and tennis lessons. My father never missed a parent-teacher conference. However, that veneer of normalcy belied intimate family violence that began years before with his physical abuse of my mother. At times he was so violent that she was hospitalized.

      At age 12, I was pregnant by my father, and I had an abortion.”

    • July 15, 2022 at 12:20 pm

      “Rather than provide aid and care, states often punish girls who have run away from home after experiencing sexual violence. More than 80 percent of the girls in juvenile justice systems in some states are victims of sexual or physical violence.” (Michele Goodwin)

  19. July 15, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Election Subversion Is the New Voter Suppression

    By Marc Elias
    (May 25, 2022)

    “Contrary to what some argue, I don’t expect Republican election officials to blatantly ignore the election results and declare that the candidate who received fewer votes has won. The Republican election subversion plan is more sophisticated than that. Instead, I expect Republicans to use false allegations of fraud as a pretext to remove ballots from the vote totals and then certify those incomplete results.”


    • July 15, 2022 at 12:27 pm

      Marc Elias to Danya Perry in the video posted above:

      “So this is I think the real threat to democracy in 2022 and 2024,
      because we all talk about the right to vote.
      But the second part of that is the right to have your voted counted,
      and for the right to have the accurate results certified.

      So what I worry about is the Republicans at the local level and at the state level
      simply won’t include all the ballots in the certified results.
      Now if that sounds crazy, right now,
      the state of PA is suing 3 counties in PA because…”

      —-Invaluable comments from Marc Elias in this interview.
      —-a trillion thanks to Marc Elias, foremost election lawyer, working nonstop to protect our vote.

  20. July 15, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    At least Senate is working on bill to reform the Electoral Count Act, what the VP can and cannot do when certifying the vote = .fingers, toes and eyebrows crossed.

  21. July 15, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Pres. Biden speaking on energy discussions with Saudi, and other.

  22. July 15, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    Remarks by President Biden at Israeli Presidential Medal of Honor Reception

    “President of the State of Israel, Isaac Herzog, will bestow the Presidential Medal of Honor upon the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.”


  23. July 15, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    Remarks by Vice President Harris in Roundtable Discussion With State Legislators

    JULY 14, 2022
    Orange County Convention Center
    Orlando, Florida


  24. July 15, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    = No, No, No!!

    CANADA: First Nations question open-pit mining project

    A ruling by Canada’s federal and territorial governments to proceed with BMC Minerals’ proposed Kudz Ze Kayah mining project is raising concerns among the Kaska Dena First Nations that they were not meaningfully consulted on the project, APTN News reported on July 8.

    If given final approval, the $381-million, open-pit mineral mine is expected to generate annually about 7.8 million ounces of silver and 235 million pounds of zinc from an area that is at the heart of the winter range for the Finlayson caribou herd, an important food source for the Kaska people.

    “The caribou herd has dwindled in numbers in the last few decades, dropping from about 6,000 animals in 1990 to about 2,700, according to a report from the Yukon government.”

    JOAQLIN ESTUS: (https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/will-the-native-vote-count-in-alaska)

  25. July 15, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    Estus also reports on:
    “Will the Native vote count in Alaska?” Gaming new system can ‘backfire’ #NativeVote22

  26. July 15, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Young people speak out on gun violence in Georgia

    “Shhhh, we have to be quiet,” the teacher urges the kids who are now fidgety and anxious.
    Suddenly, the silence is cut as the locked door handle shakes aggressively with someone on the outside attempting to get in. Hearts racing, one of the kids accidentally lets out a squeal and others have tears forming in their eyes. The footsteps retread and a walkie talkie echoes “clear.” Even though we knew this time, it was just pretend, it felt so real.”


    • July 15, 2022 at 4:06 pm

      According to GPB news, permitless carry in Georgia allows a concealed handgun to be held in public without first obtaining a license from the state.

      —–imo, the problem is not our children. We allow the gun overlords to abuse our children and I sooo disrespect all involved. Epic fail, fail, fail. Thumbs down to infinity. Pathetic on the part of all gun owners who have children or think they might have children. Good luck with that.

  27. July 15, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Myriad green leaves

    Single bullet is

    Enough for death

    (Murakami Kijo)
    万緑や 死は一弾を 以て足る

  28. July 15, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    Stardate: July 15, 2022.

    This week, wonderful NASA Webb filled our eyes with star magic from 3 Billion plus years ago.

  29. July 15, 2022 at 4:30 pm


    “President Joe Biden released the first full-color image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Monday, during a public event at the White House in Washington. This first image showcases the powerful capabilities of the Webb mission, a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency).”


  30. July 15, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    I was so moved by this…his message/…

  31. July 15, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    AMEN to the 100th Power

  32. 45 amk for obama
    July 15, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Lol. So true. Feckless fucking 3rd rate msm.

  33. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    July 15, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    This is a good move by the committee, as usual.

  34. July 16, 2022 at 9:41 am

    ‘They want to hold women captive’

    • July 16, 2022 at 9:42 am

      They Said It Themselves

      “Republicans are celebrating ending a woman’s right to choose, and they’re not done yet,”
      “Fifty years of women’s rights, stripped away but the few but we are the many. We will fight for freedom, and we will not be silenced.”

  35. July 16, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Children’s book keeps kids connected to Yaqui culture

    “The Pascua Yaqui Tribe celebrated the launch of its latest children’s book in a series about Malichi, a deer who finds himself away from his parents and embarks on a journey to learn more about who he is.”

    Dominguez: (https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/childrens-book-keeps-kids-connected-to-yaqui-culture)

  36. July 16, 2022 at 9:53 am

    “I would like to congratulate the family of Sir Doug Nicholls
    who became the first Aboriginal person to be knighted in 1972 and whose portrait now, 50 years later, is being on an Australian postage stamp. Although I applaud Australia Post for the gesture, surely they shouldn’t have waited 50 years to do the right thing. Let others who deserve to be honored be honored sooner rather than later.”

    Joaquin Estus: (https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/will-the-native-vote-count-in-alaska)

  37. July 16, 2022 at 9:54 am

    BRAZIL: Government policy allows invaders to seize lands

    Invaders in Brazil have seized control of more than 620,000 acres of farms in the territories of 49 Indigenous peoples across the country under a 2020 government policy that allows private properties to be registered inside Indigenous lands that had not yet been officially documented, Mongabay.com reported on July 7.

    “In practice, the government is saying that these areas are not Indigenous lands.”

  38. July 16, 2022 at 9:57 am

    Democratic lawyer warns Trump his 12-page Jan. 6 response rant is “admissible in any future trial”
    Trump responded to copious witness statements with a rambling statement pushing more election lies

    Burris: (https://www.salon.com/2022/06/14/democratic-lawyer-warns-his-12-page-jan-6-response-rant-is-admissible-in-any-future-trial_partner/)

  39. 57 amk for obama
    July 16, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Lol. heaven hell speed.

  40. July 16, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    Gangel, Grayer:

    “A Washington, DC, police officer has corroborated

    to the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021,

    details regarding a heated exchange

    former President Donald Trump had with his Secret Service detail

    when he was told he could not go to the US Capitol

    after his rally…”


  41. July 17, 2022 at 8:23 am

    Former U.S. Attorney Argues Trump Should Be Charged with Manslaughter

    “It only takes a moment to see how McQuade is right. She says Trump is responsible for every death on January 6th. From NBC News:

    “Five people died in the Jan. 6 attack.
    Officer Brian Sicknick sustained a fatal stroke a day after rioters sprayed him with a chemical irritant.
    Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was shot by police when she tried to climb through a window and enter the House chamber. A Georgia woman, Rosanne Boyland, was crushed by fellow rioters as they pushed their way against the police outside a Capitol door. Kevin Greeson, an Alabama man, died of a heart attack in a sea of Trump supporters on the sidewalk west of the building. Benjamin Philips of Pennsylvania died of a stroke during the assault on the Capitol.”


  42. July 17, 2022 at 8:26 am

    Statement by President Joe Biden
    JULY 15, 2022

    “Action on climate change and clean energy remains more urgent than ever.

    So let me be clear: if the Senate will not move to tackle the climate crisis and strengthen our domestic clean energy industry, I will take strong executive action to meet this moment. My actions will create jobs, improve our energy security, bolster domestic manufacturing and supply chains, protect us from oil and gas price hikes in the future, and address climate change. I will not back down: the opportunity to create jobs and build a clean energy future is too important to relent.

    Health care is also critical. After decades of fierce opposition from powerful special interests, Democrats have come together, beaten back the pharmaceutical industry and are prepared to give Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices and to prevent an increase in health insurance premiums for millions of families with coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Families all over the nation will sleep easier if Congress takes this action. The Senate should move forward, pass it before the August recess, and get it to my desk so I can sign it.

    This will not only lower the cost of prescription drugs and health care for families, it will reduce the deficit and help fight inflation.”


  43. 64 Dudette
    July 17, 2022 at 11:02 am

    Remembering Congressman John Lewis.

  44. July 17, 2022 at 1:24 pm


    Creating Safe and Engaging Spaces for Youth

    MBK Freedom Summer 2022 Town Hall

  45. July 17, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Remarks by Vice President Harris Before Meeting with Pennsylvania State Legislators

    JULY 16, 2022
    Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    “We are talking about a situation in our nation right now where states and so-called leaders are passing laws
    that would criminalize medical health professionals, healthcare providers. We are talking about several states in our nation who will not allow an exception for rape or incest.”


  46. July 17, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Bernie Sanders Totally Destroys Joe Manchin For Intentionally Sabotaging Biden

    “He has sabotaged the president’s agenda.
    No, look, if you check the record, six months ago, I made it clear that you have people like Manchin, Sinema to a lesser degree, who are intentionally sabotaging the president’s agenda.

    What the American people want. What a majority of us in the Democratic caucus want. Nothing new about this.

    The problem was that we continue to talk to Manchin like he was serious, he was not.
    This is a guy who’s a major recipient of fossil fuel money, a guy who has received campaign contributions from 25 Republican billionaires –

    In my humble opinion, Manchin represents the very wealthiest people in this country, not working families in West Virginia or America.”


  47. July 17, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said that Trump did nothing during the 1/6 attack but gleefully watch TV.


    —–the little russian enjoyed seeing his handiwork.

  48. July 17, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Children Died In Uvalde Because Police Didn’t Try To Open An Unlocked Classroom Door


  49. 74 amk for obama
    July 17, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Yup. Time for fresh and bold. Both in ideas and people.

  50. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    July 17, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    This is the best choice of a response by Ron Klain!

  51. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2022 at 12:31 am

    This will warm your heart! Good for General Milley!

  52. 77 amk for obama
    July 18, 2022 at 8:43 am

    • July 18, 2022 at 9:43 am

      Senator Gutierrez,

      “…by the way, I’m sure Greg Abbott saw those videos a long time before we all did,
      but he has the direct power to go and ask for accountability,
      the direct power to ask what happened here,
      why didn’t you tell people to go in? Why didn’t your supervisors tell people to go in?
      He has the direct power to get any kind of report that he wants. He is the governor of the state of Texas.

      And he has refused to step in
      since day three he hasn’t been back to Uvalde and he’s refused to ask for any kind of accountability here
      and he’s done nothing but put obstacles in the way of this district attorney
      and other people that he has put in place that has just devastated this community.

      We have to get to the bottom of this, but it begins at the top in Texas.
      We are 26 days away from school starting
      and we have yet to have this governor call a special session
      to raise the age limit from 18 to 21
      on access to AR-15s.”


      ——Abbott did not return to Uvalde after the 2nd news conference, nor attend a funeral.

    • July 18, 2022 at 10:22 am


      Lack of accountability, zero consequences, leads to…

  53. 80 Dudette
    July 18, 2022 at 9:15 am

    Yooohoo! It’s Monday! Do you need a booster? Do it!

  54. July 18, 2022 at 11:36 am

    Media, did our
    President Joe Biden
    do the following,
    yes or no?

    KD: “create 9 million jobs, get unemployment to 3.6%, end a 20 year war in Afghanistan, sign a $1.9T American

    Rescue Plan, sign a $1.2T infrastructure law, sign the 1st major gun law in 30 years, confirm 69 federal judges”

    • July 18, 2022 at 12:31 pm

      what did trump do besides bring shame, lies, violence, intimidation, treachery and death?

      Keep his mug off the front pages, get him off the field !!

      = support the good guy
      = stand together
      = or be responsible for a Fascist takeover

  55. 83 amk for obama
    July 18, 2022 at 11:38 am

    So true. Dogs know the evil.

  56. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    Allow me a quick rant, which spans the early ’90s until today. Ha.

    Every time I see Pete Williams on MSNBC, I gag. Back in the mid-90’s, I transferred to one of the southern states and was working in public affairs as a civilian for a Navy command, shortly after old rugged Pete had already left his job as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs at the Defense Department. I was hosting a training course for my fellow Navy Public Affairs Officers from around the country and our command a couple of years later, entitled, “Risk Communication.” The excellent course was run by a private training firm under contract with the Defense Department … a woman who was probably in her 50s, not that age matters except in the telling of this story, was the owner of the company and was telling us a little bit about some of her experiences as we sat around at lunch one day.

    She said that the first day she and her training team arrived to present its maiden (used that word purposefully here lol) course to high-ranking Defense public affairs personnel at The Pentagon, she ran into old cranky Pete, who was in charge of the group of trainees (military and civilian). When he walked into the training room before the course started, he saw her and said, “Can you grab me a cup of black coffee?”

    A few years later, she was still annoyed by that. She had good credentials and a company of her own which was distinctive enough to get a Defense Department training contract and that old-school fool took one look at her and decided she must be part of the kitchen staff or whatever. I mean, why else would a woman he didn’t know be in the room?

    And I gag when I see Pete because I realize that in the minds of some of these old-school pukes, their respect for women – at work or in their leisure time, perhaps – hasn’t grown. Not all men, thank God … but Pete and his brethren? No doubt. Gag.

    End of rant. P.S. When I hold a grudge, I hold a grudge. lol

    • 85 whenpamelawandered
      July 18, 2022 at 1:16 pm

      And well you ought to hold onto it, JO’B, because we will never forget, we MUST NEVER forget, nor shall we forgive, and we shall always remember this type of fool is exactly how we have come to be in the state of massive fail we are in presently: there is no excuse for such low-level consciousness.

      We ‘baby boomers’ were, and are, as a group of Souls, meant to come into form to begin the serious change needed to return the Earth and Her immensely creative energy back to the path of having a future for all life forms. Many of us have understood this and done the work, made a difference.

      Too many of the group born with us have chosen to ignore the Soul Purpose, have chosen to maul and malign, to excuse their greed in an effort to pretend they are working for the good of all, as they continue to show the world how badly they have failed. Perhaps they truly do not understand their own shame, but I believe on some low, unconscious level they do know, and are so bound up in their fears now, they do not know how to rebalance.

      Too bad for them, yes.

      But too bad for all, for our children, for the plants, the birds, the seas, the skies, all Life contained within the dome of this exquisite creation we call Home.

      We need her more than She needs us, them’s the facts. Mother Earth WILL rebalance, it’s exactly what She is doing now, She must. It’s possible She doesn’t even know we are here, such small, stupid and inconsequential pathetic beings we have turned out to become.

      And yet, still I hold hope in my Heart, still I keep the faith, because there ARE good people on this planet, we are good people, and somehow, the good will prevail.

      It must.


    • July 19, 2022 at 12:12 am

      thanks for this, j’ob, wpw, sheila.

  57. 92 jer44
    July 18, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    “I have always said that sometime in the reasonable future, I would be stepping down.” Dr. Anthony Fauci will likely retire by the end of President Joe Biden’s term in January 2025.

  58. 93 Nerdy Wonka
    July 18, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    New post.

    Mandela Day

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