Mandela Day

108 Responses to “Mandela Day”

  1. 1 pkayden
    July 18, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    It’s wonderful that the great Nelson Mandela has a day to commemorate his life. May he continue to R.I.P.

    • 2 No Child Left Behind
      July 18, 2022 at 9:04 pm

      Good evening PKayden. Good evening TODVille. It’s been a long time since I posted my usual salutation. I pray everybody is fine.

      My cancer has returned and sent me to another treatment which does strange things to my usual disposition. But I keep with the news from the Twilight Zone and finds myself shocked over and over. I am now waiting for Thursday’s finale of Season 1. What a chapter in our history!

      Have a great evening.

  2. 14 amk for obama
    July 18, 2022 at 9:56 pm

  3. 15 amk for obama
    July 18, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Of all the Biden’s blunders, garland is the worst.

    • 16 tnmtngirl1
      July 19, 2022 at 1:08 pm

      amk, I 100% agree. Such a huge disappointment. Destroys our “no one is above the law”, doesn’t it?!?!?!? 😦

  4. 18 Judith Fardig
    July 19, 2022 at 12:08 am

    No Child – very sorry you have to fight cancer again! Hope you prevail!

  5. July 19, 2022 at 12:27 am

    “Amandla! Amandla! i-Afrika, mayibuye! (Power! Power! Africa it is ours!)

    11 February 1990

    “Nelson Mandela’s address at Cape Town City Hall on the day of his release from prison is a symbol of a new era in South Africa. Millions of people around the world had campaigned for his release for decades, and were finally able to watch him walk out of Victor Verster Prison and give his first address…”

    Here is the full transcript of the speech which still is relevant today.”


  6. July 19, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Nelson Mandela International Day 2022: Timeless lessons for students by Madiba:

    “Always stand for courage”
    “Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way.”
    “You have the power to spark change”
    “Never underestimate the power of education”


  7. July 19, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Mothers Against Greg Abbott.

    • July 19, 2022 at 10:38 am

      “The video hit Greg Abbott and Texas Republicans for
      freezing Texas families with the failed power grid,
      banning books and removing history from the classroom,
      making it legal for anyone to buy and openly carry a gun without a permit,
      the $10,000 bounty on anyone helping a woman get an abortion,
      fighting mask and vaccine mandates,
      and calling parents child abusers who love their trans kids.”

  8. July 19, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Remarks By Vice President Harris In A Roundtable Discussion With New Jersey State Legislators
    On Reproductive Rights

    JULY 18, 2022
    Atlantic City Convention Center
    Atlantic City, New Jersey


  9. July 19, 2022 at 10:59 am


    So you know how there’s a move in Congress to nail Trump for manslaughter, because he incited a violent attack
    on our U.S. Capitol and 5 people died.

    How about 1100 people died from the extreme heat in Spain and Portugal over the last few days.

    By blocking Senate climate action MANCHIN is guaranteeing millions of painful deaths now and in the future,
    on a global scale.

  10. 28 marleysperson
    July 19, 2022 at 11:31 am

    Just stopped by to say hello and check in on everyone:) Thank you, Nerdy…always keeping the home fires burning and keeping this refuge. I have just a couple weeks of vacation left and then it’s back to school. Honestly,
    I don’t want to go back. For the first time ever in over 20 years.. I really am struggling to get excited about a new school year. The retirement clock is ticking…

    • 29 tnmtngirl1
      July 19, 2022 at 1:12 pm

      Hello df, (Still think of you as ‘desert flower.’ 🙂 I cannot imagine having to return to the classroom. I heard last night on our local news that our country is short 128 teaching positions and school begins August 8. Because I subbed here many years ago, I get emails frequently to sub. There’s a statewide program to try to get retired teachers to come back into the classroom. Don’t think there will be many takers.

      • 30 marleysperson
        July 19, 2022 at 1:51 pm

        Hey stranger:) I’m guessing you meant your county, because I’m guessing that the country has way more open positions:) Anyway, so many issues to deal with over and above teaching the kids… it all just feels so heavy. Hope all is well with you and the family.

        • 31 tnmtngirl1
          July 19, 2022 at 2:44 pm

          LOL. Yes, county! The news report also gave the number of shortages statewide, but I don’t remember that number.

    • 32 jacquelineoboomer
      July 19, 2022 at 6:09 pm

      Nice to see you! You’ll love retirement, when you get there. But sounds like you know that already! Take care and have a good school year.

  11. July 19, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Garland memo doubles down on Barr policy on investigating candidates

    “Rachel Maddow shares a newly obtained May 25, 2022 memorandum from Attorney General Merrick Garland
    to Department of Justice employees about “policies with respect to political activities” that doubles down on Bill Barr’s policy against investigating candidates without approval.”

  12. July 19, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    “Illumina today announced that former President of the United States Barack Obama will participate in a moderated Q&A conversation at the inaugural Illumina Genomics Forum, the company’s global event focused on advancing genomics-driven health. The Forum will take place in San Diego from September 28 through
    October 1, with virtual sessions to be held on October 4.”

  13. July 19, 2022 at 6:26 pm

  14. 39 pkayden
    July 19, 2022 at 8:58 pm

  15. 40 pkayden
    July 19, 2022 at 9:13 pm

  16. 41 amk for obama
    July 20, 2022 at 12:45 am

    The sheer arrogance because of no consequences inaction from corrupt and inept doj chief.

  17. 42 amk for obama
    July 20, 2022 at 12:58 am

    Same sex marriage gets codified before the women’s pro choice rights? Pathetic political maneuvering from dems which will net them what, 1% of gay votes?

  18. 43 amk for obama
    July 20, 2022 at 1:01 am

  19. 44 amk for obama
    July 20, 2022 at 1:02 am

  20. July 20, 2022 at 10:35 am

    (Sounds familiar…..?)

    Putin Aims to Shape a New Generation of Supporters, Through Schools
    Sweeping changes in the curriculum will soon cast the Russian president as a pivotal historical figure and mark an end of openness to the West.

    “Starting in first grade, students across Russia will soon sit through weekly classes featuring war movies and virtual tours through Crimea. They will be given a steady dose of lectures on topics like “the geopolitical situation” and “traditional values.” In addition to a regular flag-raising ceremony, they will be introduced to lessons celebrating Russia’s “rebirth” under President Vladimir V. Putin.

    And, according to legislation signed into law by Mr. Putin on Thursday,
    all Russian children will be encouraged to join a new patriotic youth movement in the likeness of the Soviet Union’s red-cravatted “Pioneers” — presided over by the president himself.”


    • July 20, 2022 at 10:37 am

      “Ever since the fall of the Soviet Union, the Russian government’s attempts at imparting a state ideology to schoolchildren have proven unsuccessful, a senior Kremlin bureaucrat, Sergei Novikov, recently told thousands of Russian schoolteachers in an online workshop. But now, amid the war in Ukraine, Mr. Putin has made it clear that this needed to change, he said.

      “We need to know how to infect them with our ideology,” Mr. Novikov said.
      “Our ideological work is aimed at changing consciousness.”

    • July 20, 2022 at 10:39 am

      “As the war in Ukraine approaches the five-month mark, the vast ambitions of his plans for the home front are coming into focus: a wholesale reprogramming of Russian society to end 30 years of openness to the West.”

  21. July 20, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    “A bipartisan group of senators that includes nine Republicans
    has announced legislation
    to reform the Electoral Count Act
    and take away the path for a potential 2024 coup.”

    “Trump’s coup almost worked because Electoral Count Act was ambiguous and not clearly defined. The other big change that the legislation makes is that it would make it more difficult for members of Congress to challenge election results.”


  22. July 20, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    “Internal documents reveal that Trump spent years trying to add a citizenship question to the Census
    because it would allow him to rig the Electoral College.”


  23. July 20, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    According to CNBC,
    Trump called Speaker Robin Vos a few weeks ago, pushing him to decertify President Biden’s win in Wisconsin

    Vos: ”I explained that it’s not allowed under the Constitution.”
    “He has a different opinion.”

  24. July 20, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Dear Colleague to All Members
    on Welcoming the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska to Speak to the Congress

    “Dear Colleague,
    Tomorrow, the Congress will have the distinct honor to welcome the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska to speak to the Congress. As we do so, Putin’s heinous war in Ukraine wages on – and it continues to take a terrible toll on women and girls.

    In the course of visits from Ukrainian leaders — from members of parliament to grassroots heroes — many of us have heard horrific stories about the brutal treatment of women and girls by Russian forces. Indeed, we have sufficient evidence of kidnappings and deportations into Russia, rape of women in front of family members and even rape of little girls.

    When I have commented to some that it is outrageous and sickening that war produces such atrocities, I have been told these barbaric crimes are being directly ordered by Putin. Let me be clear: rape of children cannot be a weapon of war. It is a war crime!”


  25. July 20, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska addresses US Congress members

  26. July 20, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Remarks by President Biden After Air Force One Arrival

    JULY 20, 2022

    Joint Base Andrews
    Prince George’s County, Maryland


  27. July 20, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Jan 6 Committee Hearing scheduled for tomorrow:

    8pm ET

  28. July 20, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    AG Garland:

    “No person is above the law in this country. I can’t say it any more clearly than that.

    There is nothing in the Constitution, in any other factors which prevent us

    from investigating anyone, anyone

    who’s criminally responsible

    for an attempt to undo a democratic election.”

  29. 68 amk for obama
    July 20, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    LOL. Exactamundo.

  30. 69 amk for obama
    July 20, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    A rotten corrupt thug knew how to play a rotten corrupt system.

  31. July 21, 2022 at 11:31 am

  32. July 21, 2022 at 11:44 am

  33. 72 amk for obama
    July 21, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Deplorables. Sickfucks.

  34. 73 amk for obama
    July 21, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    Yup. Fire these whole trumpturds insurrectionists. Get in some peeps.

    • 74 amk for obama
      July 21, 2022 at 12:30 pm

      Yes, he did.

      • 75 Anna
        July 21, 2022 at 1:01 pm

        My sister and I discussed this when Major on duty protecting President Biden. We had a German Shepard/Airedale, he stopped unknown visitors “dead in their track, no barks, no growls, no tail wagging, just stare down and they retreated to their car, some didn’t even get out of car. Lived on a farm in midwest. Bring Major back and let him “finger” the bad guys.

  35. July 21, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Highland Park Mayor On Assault Weapons: We’ll Only Be Safe With ‘Federal Initiative’

  36. July 21, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Joy Reid: What’s most disturbing is how guns are marketed to kids

    “As America continues to reel from ongoing mass shootings, gunmakers are pushing guns for kids. Joy Reid observes, “We are a country with the highest gun ownership per capita in the world. … What’s most disturbing is how guns are marketed to kids.

    There is now an AR-15 for children called the JR-15 or ‘Junior 15’ designed for teeny, tiny hands.”

    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/watch/ar-15-for-children-called-jr-15-or-junior-15-marketed-to-kids-144479813638)

  37. July 21, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming” by David Wallace-Wells

    “It is, I promise, worse than you think.”

    Author David Wallace-Wells on the dystopian hellscape that awaits us.

    Vox interview from 2019 with Sean Illing:


    • July 21, 2022 at 2:36 pm


      Humans as a species are relentless (violent) predators – without emergency action we will do ourselves in.

      —Planet Earth will rejoice and renew when we are gone.
      —ehh have a good day !!

  38. July 21, 2022 at 2:37 pm


    Congressman Jones Rips Republicans For Dismissing Marriage Equality As Settled Law

    “So many of my Republican colleagues over in the U.S. Senate have suggested in the past few days
    that these precedents set by the Supreme Court are settled. But of course we know that the right to an abortion was settled law for 50 years.. until it wasn’t.”

  39. July 21, 2022 at 2:37 pm

  40. July 21, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    A new book from Forever Flotus

  41. July 21, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    Amma singing Everyone In The World

    Everyone in the world should sleep without fear,
    at least for one night, sleep without fear.

  42. July 21, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    President Biden Tests Positive For COVID But Only Has Mild Symptoms

    “President Biden’s positive COVID test shows why it is smart to get vaccinated because the pandemic isn’t gone, no matter how much some people want to pretend like the coronavirus is a thing of the past.” (Easley)

  43. July 21, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Be there or be square!

    Jan 6 Committee Hearing: Tonight at 8 pm ET

  44. 92 pkayden
    July 21, 2022 at 6:15 pm

  45. 93 jer44
    July 21, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Former US President Barack Obama will participate in a moderated conversation on September 28 at the Illumina Genomics Forum. Join us for an important conversation. Register now: https://bit.ly/3Px9Ret

  46. July 21, 2022 at 9:24 pm

  47. 95 amk for obama
    July 21, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Boohoo, they had their own schultz staffel brethren to thank for that.

  48. 96 amk for obama
    July 21, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    fucking corrupt cowards.

  49. 97 amk for obama
    July 21, 2022 at 10:43 pm

  50. 100 amk for obama
    July 22, 2022 at 1:37 am

    Just imagine how big a gap in these numbers will be if only the dems were running their campaigns telling voters how rethugs are intent in killing their SS and medicare instead of running vapid trolling ads of their opponents. #fetterman

  51. July 22, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Why the Jan. 6 Josh Hawley video is about more than a senator running away

    “Former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill explains unique the role current Missouri Senator Josh Hawley
    played on January 6th and why the video played of him fleeing Donald Trump’s mob
    has a deeper subtext than simply humiliating Hawley.”

    See video: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/why-the-jan-6-josh-hawley-video-is-about-more-than-a-senator-running-away-144570437810)

  52. July 22, 2022 at 11:39 am

    Here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6uJzeIbF8I)

    Stephen Colbert and Chris Hayes talk about the 8th televised Jan 6 Hearing.

  53. July 22, 2022 at 11:42 am

    Congrats to the J6 Select Committee on the prime time 8th hearing….it was very much illuminating.
    Thank you for your hard work.

  54. July 22, 2022 at 11:53 am


    Rep Kinzinger’s Closing Statement:

    During his closing statement of the January 6 Committee Hearing, committee member Rep. Kinzinger (R-IL) said, “We as Americans must all agree on this: Donald Trump’s conduct on January 6th was a supreme violation of his oath of office and a complete dereliction of his duty to our nation.

    “It is a stain on our history, it is a dishonor to all those who have sacrificed and died in service of our democracy.”

  55. July 22, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Trouble at t’mill.
    Looks like close friend is being romantically scammed…started on line. Dissuading the victim is hard, scary, maybe impossible. Thus will not be here this week…pls wiish me luck.

  56. 107 pkayden
    July 22, 2022 at 2:59 pm

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