22
Jul
22

The Light We Carry


155 Responses to “The Light We Carry”


  1. 1 Hillary Darton
    July 22, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    I am looking forward to her new book.

  2. 4 pkayden
    July 22, 2022 at 6:04 pm

  3. 5 pkayden
    July 22, 2022 at 6:06 pm

  4. 6 pkayden
    July 22, 2022 at 7:53 pm

  5. 11 amk for obama
    July 22, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    How millions of women still willingly vote for the traitorous thug and his party of thugs beats me.

  6. 13 amk for obama
    July 22, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    12 months to even hold a trial. 6 months to convict even after found guilty. All the while spewing lies and venom on airwaves every fucking day.

    It sure pays to be a white terrorist in murkkka.

  7. 14 amk for obama
    July 22, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    I know that blighter. I have that blighter.

  8. July 23, 2022 at 10:17 am

    Michelle Obama Will Publish a New Book This Fall

    “Michelle Obama’s 2018 memoir, “Becoming,” was one of the best-selling books of all time, with more than 17 million copies sold worldwide. Now she has a new book coming out this fall, Penguin Random House announced Thursday.

    The book, called “The Light We Carry,” to be published on Nov. 15, is about staying positive in challenging times, she said.”

    (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/21/books/michelle-obama-new-book.html)

    —–Congrats !!

  9. July 23, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Ibram X. Kendi:

    “How to Raise an Antiracist” (amazing) and children’s book “Goodnight Racism” .

    Interview with Stephen Colbert:

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skH-evRRwlo)

  10. July 23, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    President Biden, please rest, eat and get well !!!

    imo you’re doing a fantastic job in such extraordinary circumstances.

  11. July 23, 2022 at 3:30 pm

  12. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    July 24, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Nerdy, darlin’ – Thank you so much for this good news about the new book!

  13. 28 amk for obama
    July 24, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Thank god for our progressive courts

    HC allows son of single woman to keep mother’s name alone in documents.

    The children of unwed mothers and rape victims can live in this country with the fundamental rights of privacy, liberty, and dignity, the Kerala high court has said and allowed a person to include his mother’s name alone in the birth certificate, identity certificates and other documents.

    Justice PV Kunhikrishnan, in an order issued on July 19, said a child of an unwed mother is also a citizen of this country and nobody can infringe any of his/her fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

    “The children of unwed mothers and the children of rape victim can also live in this country with the fundamental rights of privacy, liberty, and dignity. None can intrude into their personal life, and if it happens, the constitutional Court of this country will protect their fundamental rights,” the order said.

    https://www.rediff.com/news/report/hc-allows-son-of-single-woman-to-keep-mothers-name-alone-in-documents/20220724.htm

  14. 29 amk for obama
    July 24, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Our supreme court, especially the current crop of SC justices, are great and are willing to stare down modi and his thugs.

    SC nod to terminate 24-week foetus, expands MTP Act to include single women.

    In a significant order, the Supreme Court Thursday expanded the scope of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act to include ‘unmarried woman’ and allowed a woman to abort her 24-weeks pregnancy arising out of a consensual relationship.

    A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant, and AS Bopanna directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences director to set up a medical board of two doctors to examine the woman by Friday under the provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.

    It asked the board to determine whether the pregnancy if terminated could risk the life of the woman or not.

    “We request the AIIMS director to constitute a medical board in terms of provisions of section 3(2)(d) MTP Act by tomorrow (Friday). In the event the medical board concludes that the foetus can be aborted without any danger to the life of the petitioner (woman), the AIIMS shall carry out the abortion in terms of the petition…,” the bench said.

    https://www.rediff.com/news/report/sc-nod-to-terminate-24-week-foetus-expands-mtp-act-to-include-single-women/20220721.htm

    contrast this with the rw thugs in us of a who will let the women die.

    • 30 amk for obama
      July 24, 2022 at 11:33 am

      All our supreme court justices retire at 65. Most of them get a term of one year or two years. The selection process is apolitical since our independence. It was until the current rwnj bjp started to fiddle with it to appoint their rwnj’s to higher courts and there has been a stiff resistance from supreme court collegium, which selects higher court judges fro appointment by govt and has been bravely fighting them.

  15. 33 ggail44
    July 24, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Good Coast Sunday morning Nerdy & TOD family. Thanks so much Nerdy-girl for the heads up about First Lady Michelle’s new book. 💖

  16. 35 amk for obama
    July 24, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Lol. So true.

  17. July 25, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Steve Benen:

    “It was late last year Texas Republicans broke new legal ground with a different kind of abortion ban.
    As we’ve discussed, the Lone Star State has effectively deputized random citizens, empowering them to go after those who have abortions after six weeks of pregnancy for $10,000, plus attorneys’ fees.
    The result was, and is, a system that turned anti-abortion activists into bounty hunters.

    Soon after, this seemed to give Democrats in California an idea:

    Why not apply this same model to gun laws?

    “If states can shield their laws from review by federal courts, then [California] will use that authority to help protect lives,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in December, adding, “If the most efficient way to keep these devastating weapons off our streets is to add the threat of private lawsuits, we should do just that.”

    “The new gun law, set to go into effect in January,
    will allow private people to sue anyone
    who imports, distributes, manufactures
    or sells illegal firearms in California, such as assault weapons, .50 BMG rifles and so-called ghost guns.
    The law requires a court to order $10,000 in damages
    for each weapon used in an alleged violation, along with attorneys fees.
    The bill was written so that if Texas’ law is nulled, California’s would similarly be invalidated.”

    (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/gun-policy-californias-newsom-borrows-texas-playbook-rcna39809)

    • July 25, 2022 at 10:14 am

      What’s more, there’s clearly a political and electoral dimension to this policy dispute.

      NBC News reported:
      “If Texas can ban abortion and endanger lives, California can ban deadly weapons of war and save lives.
      If Governor Abbott truly wants to protect the right to life, we urge him to follow California’s lead,”
      the ad reads.”

      —-way to go Governor Newsom !!

    • 38 Anna
      July 26, 2022 at 5:21 pm

      In my mind anti-abortion activist have always been “bounty hunters”, “murderers”, nothing pro-life about them. How many pro-choice, abortion providers have they murdered?

  18. July 25, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Nazis Wave DeSantis Flags And March At Turning Point USA Conference
    “Conservatives and Republicans hanging out with Nazis is the new normal for corporate media.
    Perhaps because Nazis don’t show up at Democratic or liberal events, large media companies can’t blame both sides, so the story makes them uncomfortable.”

    “Lara Trump pushed the false claim that Donald Trump developed the vaccines and said that Biden should thank the former president after getting COVID.”

    “Republicans are claiming that Biden is responsible for inflation,
    but John Oliver explained why this is not true.”

    “Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg
    powerfully responded to Marco Rubio calling legislation to protect same-sex marriage a waste of time.”

    “House Intelligence Committee Chair and 1/6 Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
    called for Justice Clarence Thomas to be investigated.”

    “Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said that the 1/6 Committee is planning on talking to Ginni Thomas
    and if she won’t testify voluntarily, the committee will contemplate a subpoena.”

    (politicus.usa)

  19. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    July 25, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Happy Monday!

  20. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    July 25, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    We all need a laugh!

  21. July 25, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    HELL is HERE….Wht Do WeThe People Do…

  22. 44 amk for obama
    July 25, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Yeah, let’s sentence this traitorous thug leisurely. What is the harm. #patheticsystem

    • July 26, 2022 at 12:49 pm

      imo
      the maniacal ravings of a federal convict who is cornered and losing it all…

      Isn’t that the ‘Sacred Heart of Jesus photo” behind him?
      Bannon portraying himself as the right hand man of trump (the real ‘chosen one’), with his dream to destroy all institutions, bring chaos and mayhem yay, and bring on the 3rd Turning.

      Pls let’s put him away without further ado and not give him the chance to spout off and stink up the place further for any more months.

  23. 46 amk for obama
    July 25, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    As if they gonna wear what you bought and not exchange it for store credit. Dumbass.

  24. 47 amk for obama
    July 26, 2022 at 11:12 am

    wimmins, smh.

  25. July 26, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    Remarks by Vice President Harris in Roundtable Discussion with Indiana State Legislators on Reproductive Rights

    JULY 25, 2022
    Indiana State Library

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/07/25/remarks-by-vice-president-harris-in-roundtable-discussion-with-indiana-state-legislators-on-reproductive-rights/)

  26. July 26, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    “The Lincoln Project has released a new video commending President Biden for creating a record-shattering economy.

    President Biden created a record-shattering 6.6 million jobs in his first year in office.
    600,000 of these jobs were in domestic manufacturing
    Unemployment is at a historic low of 3.6%
    Wages are rising at a record pace

    The narration on the video said, “After years of Republican failure, President Biden is rebuilding America’s infrastructure.”

    The only question is, why are a group of former Republicans making and releasing this video
    instead of Democrats?”

    video: (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/07/25/biden-lincoln-project.html)

    • July 26, 2022 at 12:41 pm

      “Biden inherited an unprecedented and difficult situation when he came into office.

      His accomplishments have been extraordinary. Biden got the American Rescue Plan through Congress; without it, America would have faced a crippling recession.

      Imagine the same inflation problem and being out of a job. That would be America’s future if Trump
      won a second term.

      Inflation will end, and what will be left behind is an incredible economy,
      and the credit for that accomplishment belongs to Joe Biden.

      President Biden deserves more credit than he is getting, and here is hoping that Democrats
      learn to appreciate their president.”

      (Jason Easley)

  27. 51 amk for obama
    July 26, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    Besides the hyperbole, the traitorous thug broke it so easily and so quickly because it’s not the ‘strongest nation in the human history’.

  28. July 26, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Trump Edits To Jan. 7 Speech Suggest Soft Spot For Capitol Attackers

    “Rachel Maddow looks at a new exhibit from the January 6th investigation
    showing Donald Trump’s edits to his January 7th speech addressing the attack on the Capitol, with some of the harshest language about criminal consequences for attackers crossed out.”

  29. July 26, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Biden poised for big wins in Congress
    “A big boost for computer chips. A historic prescription drug bill. Protecting same-sex marriage. Suddenly Biden is on the cusp of a series of wins in Congress.”
    By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Mike DeBonis

    Biden moves to reinstate health protections for LGBTQ Americans
    “The proposal would also cover pregnant women seeking health-care services, including abortion.”
    By Dan Diamond and Rachel Roubein

    Dems seek to drive a post-Roe wedge on social issues — and GOP obliges
    “About three-fourths of House Republicans voted against four bills ensuring rights to gay marrriage and access to contraception and abortion.”
    By Aaron Blake

    (Washington Post)

  30. July 26, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    Rep. John Lewis Tells the Struggle For Civil Rights in Graphic Novel
    (Aug 2 2016)

    Listen + images: (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/takeaway/segments/congressman-john-lewis-publishes-third-installment-his-graphic-memoir-march)

    March: Books 1, 2, and 3 by John Lewis, Andew Aydin, Nate Powell:
    …. Jason Johnson interviewed Andrew Aydin yesterday on ReidOut.

  31. July 26, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    Founder of extremist social-media site (Gab) working with Doug Mastriano
    has a message for news media: ‘Repent now’

    “The Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania is paying Gab, a platform known for attracting extremists and conspiracy theorists. Gab’s CEO says the $5,000 payment is for ads.”

    “Repent now and accept Jesus Christ into your heart. Every knee will bow, yours included.”
    “That was the response from Andrew Torba, the founder of the social media site Gab, to a HuffPost reporter who wrote last week about Doug Mastriano’s gubernatorial campaign paying the site $5,000 for consulting services.”
    “We’re taking back this country for the glory of God and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop us,” Torba wrote to reporter Christopher Mathias.

    “HuffPost reported last week that new accounts on Gab now automatically follow Mastriano,
    a Christian nationalist and the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania.

    Gab, a platform favored by anti-Semites, extremists, and believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory, drew public scrutiny in 2018 after one of its users allegedly killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.’

    William Bender: (https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/doug-mastriano-andrew-torba-gab-shapiro-20220718.html)

  32. July 26, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    Doug Mastriano consultant and Gab CEO Andrew Torba complains that “pagans, Jews, non-believers, atheists” have too much political power

    Torba (Gab Leo):
    “Look at the fruits of what happens when we allow pagans, Jews, non-believers, atheists to run our country … massive inflation, a border invasion, billions and billions of dollars being sent to foreign countries.”

    “Now, Marjorie Taylor Greene is also coming under attack, you know, she is getting loud with the explicit Christian nationalism and I love to see it….Me loving my neighbor is wanting my neighbor to be ruled by wise, biblical, Christian men.”

    = christian sharia.

  33. July 26, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    See gop cruelty and ‘Troll Conservatism’ On Full Display At Right-Wing Conference”
    (Hayes)

  34. July 26, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    The Israel Lobby’s New Campaign Playbook
    Israel advocacy groups have developed strategies to raise huge sums for their candidates by appealing to corporate interests.

    “TO UNDERSTAND THE FINANCIAL ASSAULT
    that pro-Israel groups unleashed last year in Ohio, and have now expanded to the entire country, it helps to
    start in 2019…” (excerpts):

    “Democrats,” declared CNN, “may be approaching a turning point on Israel.”
    To ensure that turning point didn’t come, the pro-Israel establishment realized it needed a new architecture. Despite its name, AIPAC had never created a political action committee to directly give money to candidates. Instead, donors close to the organization established their own PACs, whose giving reflected AIPAC’s priorities.”

    “But a group of donors and strategists with close ties to AIPAC provided a solution:
    the creation of DMFI, which aimed to rebrand unconditional support for Israel as a Democratic cause….”

    “But the new pro-Israel groups proved their worth the following year by toppling Nina Turner in Ohio. Their victory opened the floodgates…”

    “What AIPAC and its allies have recognized is not just the power of immense campaign spending,
    but the power of immense campaign spending in open Democratic congressional primaries.”

    Much more from Peter Beinart:
    (https://jewishcurrents.org/the-israel-lobbys-new-campaign-playbook)

    • July 26, 2022 at 2:45 pm

      “You’re not going to make those Democracy Alliance donors Israel-Palestine donors,”
      notes the progressive strategist. “You need to say AIPAC is in opposition to their larger goals.”

      “One day, hopefully, large numbers of Democrats will cast their votes, and direct their contributions,
      in defense of Palestinian rights. Until then, progressives need to convince Democrats that candidates hostile to Palestinian dignity and freedom can’t be trusted to protect dignity and freedom in America either. ”

      (Beinart)

    • July 26, 2022 at 2:46 pm

      ——-AIPAC going after progressives for sympathy towards Palestinian human rights, or being too tough on fossil fuels, etc. AIPAC wants unconditional support on Israel, for them nothing else matters.
      = a new generation of Manchins in the dem party.

  35. July 26, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Christian Nationalism’s Racist Past Precludes Revival Except Among GOP’s Trumpiest

    Rachel Maddow looks at the racist, antisemitic roots of “Christian nationalism”
    as advocated by American politician Gerald L.K. Smith in the 1950s, and the renewed embrace of the tenets of that disgraced movement by supporters of Donald Trump like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor Doug Mastriano.

  36. July 26, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Dems fume at Disney’s Hulu for blocking ads on abortion, guns

    By Michael Scherer

    “Hulu’s censorship of the truth is outrageous, offensive, and another step down a dangerous path for our country,” the executive directors of the three committees, Christie Roberts, Tim Persico and Noam Lee,
    said in a statement provided to The Washington Post.

    “Voters have the right to know the facts about MAGA Republicans’ agenda on issues like abortion — and Hulu is doing a huge disservice to the American people by blocking voters from learning the truth about the GOP record or denying these issues from even being discussed.”

    (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/25/disney-hulu-democrats-ads/)

    —–dotsed it.

  37. July 26, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    Two Murdoch-owned newspapers highlight Trump’s Jan. 6 wrongdoing

    “Reflecting on the evidence presented by the Jan. 6 committee, the Post’s editorial board added,
    “His only focus was to find any means — damn the consequences — to block the peaceful transfer of power. There is no other explanation, just as there is no defense, for his refusal to stop the violence.”

    Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/two-murdoch-owned-newspapers-highlight-trumps-jan-6-wrongdoing-rcna40036)

  38. July 26, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Congressman Raskin member of the J6 to Stephen Colbert:

    “Eluding justice like a Houdini-style mob boss,
    Donald Trump has traditionally insulated himself from accountability.
    But he’s met his match with our January 6th Committee where we’re following the facts to the truth every day.”

    —-look fwd to posting their interview this week in which imo Congressman Raskin is riveting!

  39. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    July 26, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    President Obama is so cool! May he continue to post these forevah!

  40. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    July 26, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    There’s “so much” to worry about. And goodnight, TODville, Nerdy darlin’ – and all the ships at sea!

  41. 72 amk for obama
    July 27, 2022 at 3:53 am

    OMG. The ad after my heart full of fucking expletives. Love it.

  42. 75 amk for obama
    July 27, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Well, now he has enough time on his hands to ponder over his stupid racism.

  43. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    July 27, 2022 at 11:33 am

    My tribute, a couple years ago, to what this good man taught us about “good trouble.”

    ***

    Remembering U.S. Rep. John R. Lewis

    The boy from Troy
    Whose Mother no doubt
    Did not want him to go
    Traveled to the bridge
    So long ago, so long ago

    He marched with Dr. King
    And spoke at the podium before him
    They had to tone down his words
    Because he spoke the harsh truth
    And while he spoke the truth
    He learned so well
    And taught others
    And I’m guessing for his Mother
    To tone down the words
    Forgive the others
    Make his impassioned plea
    Make it a learning event
    On the road to Congress
    Where he spent long years
    And became its conscience
    Educated more youthful soldiers
    Boys and girls from Troy
    And everywhere

    Never to be taken down
    And told not to be so harsh
    Again.
    Because he found his voice
    He found his voice.

    Today he is driven in a hearse
    Through the streets of Washington
    To pay respects at the
    National Museum of African American
    History and Culture
    That he worked to achieve and the
    Lincoln Memorial and
    Black Lives Matter Plaza and
    the U.S. Capitol
    And be driven nearby the souls who
    Loved him
    Some waiting in the streets.

    It’s touching
    It’s hard to watch.

    I am so glad I got the chance
    To witness the history from afar
    I saw the boy from Troy speak
    Before Dr. King at the podium
    I saw him visit
    Black Lives Matter Plaza this year
    I saw him in Congress
    Sometimes during late-night hours
    When he was speaking up
    And standing up
    For his fellow Americans

    Gone but not forgotten
    A treasure sent for only a little while
    Borrowed from his Mother
    So he could dedicate his life to
    Getting in good trouble and now
    His life has space at the museum
    His life mattered
    Our hearts break
    Good trouble.

  44. July 27, 2022 at 11:53 am

    thanks j’ob for the fabulous tribute to the great John Lewis, so many memories.

  45. July 27, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Justice Dept. investigating Trump’s actions in Jan. 6 criminal probe

    People familiar with the probe said investigators are examining the former president’s conversations and have seized phone records of top aides

    Carol D. Leonnig, Devlin Barrett, Josh Dawsey and Spencer S. Hsu :
    (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/26/trump-justice-investigation-january-6/)

  46. July 27, 2022 at 11:56 am

    Biden administration weighs declaring monkeypox a health emergency
    It also plans to name a national monkeypox coordinator

    Dan Diamond: (https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/07/25/biden-administration-monkeypox-public-health-emergency/)

  47. July 27, 2022 at 11:57 am

    “In emails reviewed by The New York Times
    and authenticated by people who had worked with the Trump campaign at the time,
    one lawyer involved in the detailed discussions

    repeatedly used the word “fake”

    to refer to the so-called electors,
    who were intended to provide Vice President Mike Pence and Trump’s allies in
    Congress a rationale for derailing the congressional process of certifying the outcome. And lawyers working on
    the proposal made it clear they knew that the pro-Trump electors they were putting forward might not hold up to
    legal scrutiny.”

    (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/07/26/nation/kind-wildcreative-emails-shed-light-trump-fake-electors-plan/)

  48. July 27, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    Congressman Swalwell: “Plotters are at large and seeking to be in charge.”
    Jason Johnson: “And some of them are very likely in the building.”

    Congressman Swalwell: “They are not pro-cop they are pro-coup…must denounce.”

  49. July 27, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    Remarks by Vice President Harris in a Roundtable with Disability Advocates

    JULY 26, 2022

    Vice President’s Ceremonial Office
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/07/26/remarks-by-vice-president-harris-in-a-roundtable-with-disability-advocates/)

  50. July 27, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    “Imagine the same inflation problem and being out of a job.
    That would be America’s future if Trump won a second term.
    Inflation will end,
    and what will be left behind is an incredible economy,
    and the credit for that accomplishment
    belongs to Joe Biden.”
    (Easley)

    • July 27, 2022 at 12:17 pm

      This one on PBO’s list waved at me:

      “Small Things Like These” expands on the Irish novelist’s well-established talent for prizewinning short stories of keen social insight. Set during the 1985 Christmas season, the novel follows Bill Furlong,
      a coal merchant in an Irish village who makes a troubling discovery.

      “For all her earlier accolades, ‘Small Things Like These,’ Keegan’s first novel,
      enters the world this month with the shocking force of a debut,” wrote freelance critic Bethanne Patrick. “With its main text running to just 70 pages, it might have been deemed a novella,
      but it earns the greater designation.”
      (LA Times)

      —–thx PBO!

  51. July 27, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?522038-1/president-biden-remarks-white-house-negative-covid-19-test

    Remarks by President Biden on COVID-⁠19

    “”Every person age five and over should get a booster shot.
    If you’re over 50 years old, you should get two booster shots. I did. And if you have your boosters — one, if you are under 50; two, if you are over 50 — your odds of getting severely ill from COVID are very, very low.”

    • July 27, 2022 at 2:31 pm

      “Here’s the bottom line: When my predecessor got COVID, he had to get helicoptered to Walter Reed Medical Center. He was severely ill. Thankfully, he recovered. When I got COVID, I worked from upstairs of the White House — in the offices upstairs — and — for the — that five-day period.”

  52. July 27, 2022 at 3:41 pm

  53. 95 amk for obama
    July 27, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Tricky dick was the cancer that started the rot and metastasized into the traitorous thug.

  54. July 28, 2022 at 8:28 am

    Hello TOD Fam! I’m still trying to figure out, since I got back, what happened & how to get rid of bold text! Everything is bolded, except what’s initially posted by NW. Frankly, w/ all the Crap that’s going on, bold text is so minor a prob.

    Anyhoo, I surely needed a pick me up kinda tune just now, as I make my cuppa java!☕

  55. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    July 28, 2022 at 10:57 am

    So great of President Obama to tweet this! Really, really helps get the word out to people who need to know.

    • July 28, 2022 at 11:49 am

      there’s a lot of good news…but even comedy talk show hosts spend their time harping on about polls, making ageist remarks, ignoring all the amazing economic news and changing landscape. If they really want to stop Fascism they will have to do better – my response now is to turn off the tv.

  56. July 28, 2022 at 11:50 am

    Hulu reverses policy, will use cable standards for political ads

    By Michael Scherer and John Wagner

    (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/27/hulu-democrats-campaign-ads/)

  57. July 28, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Gen Z activist’s clapback to Matt Gaetz? Raising over $330K for abortion access after trolling her,

    “Gen Z activist Olivia Julianna has raised over $330,000 for abortion access after being targeted by Matt Gaetz, using his attack as the fuel for her successful fundraising campaign. The teen activist joins Joy Reid on the fight for reproductive rights and abortion access, and how people are organizing to battle brutal, Republican anti-abortion policies.”

    (https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/watch/gen-z-activist-olivia-julianna-trolls-matt-gaetz-right-back-by-raising-over-330-000-for-abortion-access-off-his-mean-tweet-144945221522)

    ——brava Olivia, stunning.

    • July 28, 2022 at 11:54 am

      “We are starting to see more and more Republicans like Matt Gaetz make these childish attacks because they know that these women are mobilizing across the country.”
      (Olivia Julianna)

      “Would once again like to thank matt gaetz for helping us raise over $600K for abortion funds by body shaming me. Matt, I’d love to send you a bouquet of flowers. I’ll send one for every hundred thousand dollars we raise. (Olivia Julianna)

    • July 28, 2022 at 11:54 am

      Ms Juliana is 19 years old.

    • 109 Dudette
      July 29, 2022 at 2:18 pm

      It’s over $1 milion now! 👏🏾

  58. July 28, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Elie Mystal:
    “They lie for a living…have to independently verify everything they say, because all they do is lie…at some point the media has to catch up to reality and stop platforming these people uncritically.”

  59. 111 Dudette
    July 28, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Love seeing My Forever President celebrating My Uncle President! 😃

  60. July 28, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Dear Millennials: I’m Sorry We Didn’t Stop Them
    Your generation today holds only 4.6% of the nation’s wealth and you’re most likely struggling to own a home & are deeply in debt.

    “Dear millennials: back in the 1980s a lot of us worked like hell to try to stop the Reagan revolution. We failed. This may be our last chance to save American democracy and the American middle-class.”

    Yes, you read that right. Boomers in their 30s owned 21.3 of the nation’s wealth;
    Millennials in their 30s today own 4.6% of the nation’s wealth.

    What happened? In a word, Republicans.”

    (https://hartmannreport.com/p/dear-millennials-im-sorry-we-didnt)

  61. July 28, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    “After the Ivory Tower Falls:
    How College Broke the American Dream and Blew Up Our Politics—and How to Fix It”
    by WIll Bunch

  62. July 28, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Senator Warren to Chris Hayes:
    “Every person in America will be affected by this extremist Supreme Court’s decision to overturn RoeVWade.
    But poor women, women of color & mamas already working three jobs will be hit the hardest.
    This Supreme Court shouldn’t get the last word. It’s time to get in this fight.”

  63. 116 Dudette
    July 28, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    The 14th

  64. 117 Dudette
    July 28, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Nature is awesome!

  65. 118 Dudette
    July 28, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    Some people are awesome too!

  66. July 28, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    PBO:

    “I’m grateful to President Biden and those in Congress – Democrat or Republican – who are working to deliver
    for the American people. Progress doesn’t always happen all at once, but it does happen – and this is what it looks like.”

    “Then President Biden and Democrats in Congress announced a deal that will fight inflation by reducing the cost of prescription drugs, cutting the deficit, and making the biggest investments in history to boost clean energy and tackle the climate crisis.”

    “This has been a big week for the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress. First, Congress is on track
    to pass a bipartisan bill that will lower the cost of everything from cars to consumer goods, and make us less dependent on foreign semiconductors.”

  67. 121 Dudette
    July 28, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Y’all have seen this by now, right? Okay, watch it again. 🥹

  68. 123 jacquelineoboomer
    July 28, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Not sure I ever heard this before. Fabulous.

  69. 124 jacquelineoboomer
    July 28, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    Rock has added to his collection – and we will never stop enjoying the photo on the right! Both of these fine gentlemen are heart warming to see.

  70. July 28, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    Remarks by President Biden on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

    JULY 28, 2022

    State Dining Room

    “THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Yesterday, I spoke with both Senator Schumer and Manchin and offered my support for a historic agreement to fight inflation and lower costs for American families. It’s called the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Some of you will see a lot of similarities between the beginning — (laughs) — of the Build Back Better initiative. It’s not all of it, but we’ve moved a long way.”

    Progressive leaders like Senator Elizabeth Warren said, quote, this bill — “This is a bill that truly is about fighting inflation, bringing down the cost for families, and putting our country on a sounder economic footing.”

    Here’s how it works:

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/07/28/remarks-by-president-biden-on-the-inflation-reduction-act-of-2022/)

  71. July 28, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    President Biden: “But let me just give you what the facts are in terms of the state of the economy:

    Number one, we have a record job market of — record unemployment of 3.6 percent today. We’ve created 9 million new jobs so far, just since I’ve become President.

    Businesses are investing in America at record rates — at record rates. Foreign businesses like SK and others are investing in America hundreds of millions and trillions of dollars, sum total.

    A hundred billion dollars in semiconductor investments already announced by Intel, Samsung, and Texas Instruments. More than $100 billion in electric vehicle battery investments by Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Tesla, and more.

    And just last week, it had — SK corporation of the Republic of Korea announced $22 billion in new investment in semiconductor batteries, chargers, and medical devices, creating another 16,000 jobs here in America.

    And this is powering the strongest rebound in American manufacturing in over three decades, creating 613,000 — 613,000 manufacturing jobs.

    Passing the CHIPS bill is going to put another $72 billion for incentives and tax credits to expand semiconductor production. And the Inflation Reduction Act will add another $370 billion in clean energy tax credits in reconciliation, including incentives to accelerate domestic production of solar panels, wind turbines, batteries, and critical materials processing.

    That doesn’t sound like a recession to me.”

    (wh.gov)

  72. 131 jer44
    July 28, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    Barack Obama ‘s presidential portrait will be unveiled at the White House in a September ceremony hosted by his former No. 2, President Joe Biden.

    Portraits of the former president and Michelle Obama will be presented in the East Room, as is traditional, on Sept. 7, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-white-house-portrait-to-be-unveiled-at-sept-7-event/2022/07/28/4185af82-0ea5-11ed-88e8-c58dc3dbaee2_story.html?isMobile=1

  73. 133 marleysperson
    July 28, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    So good!!

  74. July 28, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Centrists to launch Forward, new third US political party

    Dozens of former Democrats and Republicans to form new party in bid to appeal to voters unhappy with America’s two-party system

    “Party leaders will hold a series of events in two dozen cities this autumn to roll out its platform and attract support. They will host an official launch in Houston on 24 September and the party’s first national convention in a major US city next summer.”

    (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/27/forward-republicans-democrats-new-third-political-party)

    • July 28, 2022 at 5:48 pm

      —-Um don’t trust Yang as far as you could throw him. And you know his peeps will be for tax cuts
      for the rich.

      —-imho i thought we were getting a handle on the November vote? Why Now? We all know Gop will use every angle they can get to push the vote towards fascism, authoritarian rule.

  75. 137 amk for obama
    July 28, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Inflation reduction act???
    What, did they get an accountant to name it?

    If it were rethugs, not that they would have passed any such thing, they would have called it saving america’s future or some such shit.

    Dems suck at messaging.

  76. 138 amk for obama
    July 28, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    As long as the fucking “vets” fucking vote for them in every fucking election, why the fuck would they or should they care about?

  77. 139 amk for obama
    July 28, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Apparently, jon stewart ‘doesn’t get the cruelty’ of rethugs. Fucking moron.

  78. 140 whenpamelawandered
    July 29, 2022 at 12:37 am

    🤷🏾‍♀️

    WP is a black hole

  79. 141 amk for obama
    July 29, 2022 at 9:22 am

    Million, million times better this way. Two buds doing this gonna be awesome.

  80. 142 Dudette
    July 29, 2022 at 9:26 am

    Happy Fri-Yay! 😍

  81. 143 amk for obama
    July 29, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Hope these numbers stay, or better, go up.

  82. 144 Dudette
    July 29, 2022 at 10:22 am

    Love to see it!

  83. 145 Dudette
    July 29, 2022 at 10:46 am

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Robinson!

  84. 147 amk for obama
    July 29, 2022 at 10:53 am

    hello dems? #24/7ads in swing states.

  85. July 29, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    So anyway just a slight happening here…
    Bear got into fish freezer sometime last night….dashing to get everything outta here before it comes back.
    —-like, just a normal fab Friday.

  86. 153 Dudette
    July 29, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    Prayers for the people of Kentucky devastated by flooding this week. 🙏🏾


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