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  1. September 29, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    Thank you NW – big time.

    Healing energy and help to all waiting for rescue, without power and food, seen the devastation of their homes. We will alter the trajectory of dirty energy in your honor.

    Beyond thanks to our U.S. government for its support and tireless loyalty, and to volunteer organization(s?) like the United Cajun Navy.

    • 2 jacquelineoboomer
      September 29, 2022 at 11:37 pm

      With you all the way on that! And a personal thank you from me, NW, for always being here for us! Love seeing what the Obamas are up to, on behalf of our country and its people!

  2. September 29, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    THE PRESIDENT: Stand up, Susan.

    THE FIRST LADY: Yeah. (Applause.) Yes.

    All right, these are your words:

    “We are not the problem. We are problem solvers.
    …We have changed the world.
    Tomorrow, we fight the inequity that remains.
    Tonight, we celebrate.
    Disability.
    The Power and the Pride.”

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/09/28/remarks-by-first-lady-jill-biden-on-the-anniversary-of-the-americans-with-disabilities-act/)

  3. September 29, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Evan Peters in ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ is just the latest hot actor to be cast as an absolutely evil man

    Brittany Spanos: (https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/jeffrey-dahmer-netflix-serial-killer-thirst-1234596780/)

    —-thanks, my youngest became a goth along with millions of others…imho Harry Potter was no magical children’s story…followed by vampire movies galore.

  4. September 29, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Recognizing Components Is Key To Fighting Extremist Violence: Anita Hill

    Anita Hill, author of “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence,”
    talks with Alex Wagner about how societal ills like misogyny, racism, and homophobia exist as components of extremist violence and need to be addressed holistically to effectively right extremism.

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkAqyRblu9Y

  5. September 29, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    We need to call them out’:
    Gov. Newsom wants Democrats to push back on GOP governors

    Newsom: “GOP governors like DeSantis are nothing more than bullies.”

    (Alex Wagner, msnbc)

  6. September 29, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    Remarks by President Biden at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
    SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

    “And if you’ll forgive me, I want to add one more warning. That’s a warning to the oil and gas industry executives: Do not — let me repeat — do not — do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American people. (Applause.)

    The price of oil has stayed relatively low. It kept going down. The price of gas should be going down as well.

    My experts inform me that production of only about 190,000 barrels a day has been impacted by this storm thus far. That’s less than 2 percent of the United States’ daily production impacted for a very short period of time.

    This small, temporary storm impact on oil production provides no excuse — no excuse for price increases at the pump. None.”

    (FULL: (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/09/28/remarks-by-president-biden-at-the-white-house-conference-on-hunger-nutrition-and-health/)

    • September 29, 2022 at 1:59 pm

      President Biden:
      “If gas companies try to use this storm to raise prices at the pump, I will ask officials to look into whether price gouging is going on. America is watching.”

    • September 29, 2022 at 2:02 pm

      President Biden:
      “If you look at your child and you can’t feed your child, what the hell else matters?
      I really mean it. Worldwide.”

      “In America, no child should go to bed hungry. No parent should die of disease that can be prevented.”

  7. September 29, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    Remarks by Vice President Harris During Meeting with Groundbreaking Women Leaders From the Republic of Korea

    SEPTEMBER 29, 2022
    Chief of Mission Residence
    Seoul, Republic of Korea

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/09/29/remarks-by-vice-president-harris-during-meeting-with-groundbreaking-women-leaders-from-the-republic-of-korea/)

  8. September 29, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials Previewing the U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit

    Via Teleconference
    (September 27, 2022)

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2022/09/28/background-press-call-by-senior-administration-officials-previewing-the-u-s-pacific-island-country-summit/)

  9. September 29, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    What Is the Permanent Problem?
    Brink Lindsay

    “Since 2016, I’ve done a great deal of reading, writing, thinking, talking, and brooding about the crisis of liberal democracy we’re now living through — how it originated, what powers it, and how possibly to defuse it or at least muddle through it. And what I’ve concluded is that this political crisis is one aspect of a much larger, deeper, global social crisis — a period of transition in which the long-term outlook for free and open societies, and for human wellbeing more broadly, swings all the way from catastrophe to transformational progress.”

    (https://brinklindsey.substack.com/p/what-is-the-permanent-problem?r=2py6i&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=direct)

  10. September 29, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    Opinion: Trump should fill Christians with rage. How come he doesn’t?

    “Surveying the transgressive malevolence of the radical right, one is forced to conclude: If this is not moral ruin, then there are no moral rules.”

    (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/01/michael-gerson-evangelical-christian-maga-democracy/

  11. September 29, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    E. Jean Carroll plans to sue Trump using new N.Y. sexual assault law
    By Andrea Salcedo

    “Writer and columnist E. Jean Carroll, who has maintained that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her once during the 1990s, plans to sue the former president under a New York law that lets sexual assault victims file suit years later, she said in court records filed Tuesday.”

    (https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/09/21/e-jean-carroll-trump-sexual-assault-lawsuit/)

  12. 20 jer44
    September 29, 2022 at 3:02 pm

  13. September 29, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    THE BAKARI SELLERS PODCAST

    Cody Keenan and Speechwriting for Barack Obama

    by Bakari Sellers

    Listen to this episode from The Bakari Sellers Podcast on Spotify.
    Bakari Sellers is joined by the political adviser and former director of speechwriting for President Barack Obama…Cody Keenan.

    (https://www.theringer.com/2022/9/29/23378363/cody-keenan-and-speechwriting-for-barack-obama)

  14. 32 Dudette
    September 29, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Hi Everyone! Mrs. Obama will be one of the presenters tonight in New York for the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s inaugural Albie Awards ceremony. Here’s some info on the event.

  15. 39 amk for obama
    September 29, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Traitorous treasonous thug exploiting the corrupt and rotten systems and getting away with it. Yet again.

  16. 40 Dudette
    September 30, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Happy KBJ Day!

    • 41 Dudette
      September 30, 2022 at 9:36 am

      Bloop!

  17. September 30, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Maxwell Alejandro Frost On Florida’s Climate Crisis

    “Climate change contributed to Hurricane Ian’s intensity. Maxwell Alejandro Frost,
    who is the Democratic nominee for a Florida House seat and would be the youngest member of Congress, tells Lawrence O’Donnell that he’s running to fight for “bold climate reform.”

  18. September 30, 2022 at 11:29 am

    Key takeaways from Biden’s conference on hunger and nutrition in America

    “President Biden pushed for Congress to permanently extend the child tax credit,
    raise the minimum wage and expand nutrition assistance programs to help reduce hunger rates as he opened the second-ever conference on food insecurity and diet-related diseases.

    (https://www.npr.org/2022/09/28/1125575122/biden-hunger-america-conference)

  19. September 30, 2022 at 11:50 am

    A 20-Foot Sea Wall? Miami Faces the Hard Choices of Climate Change.
    A proposal to construct barriers for storm surge protection has forced South Floridians to reckon with the many environmental challenges they face.

    By Patricia Mazzei

    “South Florida, flat and low-lying, sits on porous limestone, which allows the ocean to swell up through the ground. Even when there is no storm, rising seas contribute to more significant tidal flooding, where streets fill with water even on sunny days. The expanding saltwater threatens to spoil the underground aquifer that supplies the region’s drinking water, and to crack old sewer pipes and aging septic tanks. It leaves less space for the earth to absorb liquid, so floodwaters linger longer, their runoff polluting the bay and killing fish.
    And that is just sea-level rise.”

    “Republican lawmakers, who have controlled the Florida Legislature for more than 20 years, acknowledged in late 2019 that they had ignored climate change for so long that the state had “lost a decade.”

    Much more: (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/02/us/miami-fl-seawall-hurricanes.html)

    • September 30, 2022 at 12:01 pm

      imo thoughts,
      hearing wishful talk
      by developers about research to ‘seal limestone’.
      When will we acknowledge that residents need to be relocated because the coastal land is gone, has receded? And not rebuild and risk lives over and over again.

  20. September 30, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    “The National Association of Hispanic Journalists late last week expressed solidarity with its members and journalists in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic who are covering the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona.

    “While the extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Fiona is still being assessed, much of Puerto Rico has been impacted by a widespread power outage as well as catastrophic flash flooding, forcing journalists to work in challenging circumstances,” the media advisory read.

    The organization, which has a professional chapter and several student chapters on the island of Puerto Rico, also called on media outlets to provide their journalists with the tools to protect their mental and physical health. “We also call on news media organizations at the national level to provide sustained coverage and monitoring of this disaster and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and other regions hit by the storm,” the release stated.

    The deadly storm sparked an island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico, five years after Hurricane Maria inflicted more damage there than any other disaster in recent history, according to The New York Times. Hurricane Fiona also tore through an area of the Dominican Republic with heavy tourism.”

    (https://www.poynter.org/commentary/2022/dont-forget-puerto-rico-and-the-dominican-republic-nahj-advises/)

    —From ‘Don’t Forget Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic’.

    • September 30, 2022 at 12:14 pm

      “For more about the devastation and trauma still felt in Puerto Rico, listen to this nuanced “Post Reports” podcast episode featuring Washington Post reporter Arelis R. Hernández. There’s a lot of good reporting on both hurricanes’ impact on the lives of Puerto Ricans, but one report of note is Sin Luz: Life Without Power, an award-winning immersive video interactive from 2017 produced by Hernández and colleagues Whitney Leaming and Zoeann Murphy.” (Poynter staff)

      —President Biden has pledged “I am committed to you” and to visit during recovery.

  21. September 30, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    The Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock: “I believe a vote is a kind of a prayer.”

  22. September 30, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    Ginni Thomas Denies Discussing Election Subversion Efforts With Her Husband

    In a closed-door interview with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack,
    Ms. Thomas reiterated her false assertion that the 2020 election was stolen from President Donald J. Trump.

    Luke Broadwater and Stephanie Lai:
    (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/29/us/politics/ginni-thomas-jan-6-committee.html)

  23. September 30, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    MARK ELIAS.

    BREAKING: Court REJECTS National GOP lawsuit aimed at preventing Pennsylvania counties from notifying and allowing voters to fix technical mistakes with their mail-in ballots. A huge victory for @DSCC

  24. September 30, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    Democracy Docket:

    Section 2 of the VRA Could Be Next on SCOTUS’ Chopping Block
    By Ellis Champion

    Merril et al.
    v
    Merril et al.

    “Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) — the most litigated provision of the VRA — currently prohibits any law that has the intent or effect of denying or abridging the right to vote “on account of race or color.” Since the VRA was enacted in 1965, Section 2 (which you may also see written as “§2”) has been used in redistricting litigation to strike down maps that dilute the voting strength of minority voters by “packing” and “cracking” them across districts to prevent a particular minority group from electing its preferred candidates, even when the minority group represents a significant portion of the state’s voting population.

    Now, there is a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could change the future application of Section 2 as we know it. In Merrill v. Milligan…”

    (https://www.democracydocket.com/analysis/section-2-of-the-vra-could-be-next-on-scotus-chopping-block/)

  25. September 30, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    imho

    DeSantis telling President Biden he was “thankful” for his help on Hurricane Ian:
    —see now that was mighty big of him.

    DeathSantis spent millions in Covid funds to send migrants out of Florida.

    The migrants DeSantis sent away must be thanking him big time.

  26. September 30, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    President Biden Delivers Remarks
    on the Ongoing Federal Response Efforts for Hurricane Ian

  27. September 30, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    The White House
    Hurricane Ian Update:

    President Biden has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Florida. If you are a resident or business owner affected by Hurricane Ian in one of the designated areas, you can begin applying for federal assistance at http://DisasterAssistance.gov.

  28. September 30, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    The White House:

    “President Biden just signed into law the Civilian Reservist Emergency Workforce Act – ensuring FEMA’s reservists have job protection.

    This law will make FEMA stronger and America stronger.”

  29. September 30, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Native America Calling: Tribes respond to Biden’s clean energy challenge

    Tribes respond to Biden’s clean energy challenge
    Some tribes are already finding economic opportunities with clean energy.
    Now the Biden Administration is appealing directly to tribes to add wind, solar, and other clean alternatives to help boost their budgets

    (https://www.indianz.com/News/2022/09/28/native-america-calling-tribes-respond-to-bidens-clean-energy-challenge/)

  30. September 30, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    The North Face is renaming its fleece jackets and spotlighting the Sherpa people
    “The outdoor lifestyle has a huge debt to Indigenous people,”
    Henry Navarro, a designer and an associate professor in fashion at Toronto Metropolitan University, said.

    (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/north-face-renaming-fleece-jackets-spotlighting-sherpa-people-rcna49143

  31. September 30, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    Remarks by Vice President Harris Aboard the USS Howard Naval Ship

    SEPTEMBER 28, 2022
    Yokosuka Naval Base
    Yokosuka, Japan

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/09/28/remarks-by-vice-president-harris-aboard-the-uss-howard-naval-ship/
    ..

  32. September 30, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Thai Cave Rescue explores lives behind the Tham Luang mission

    By Erin Chew

    “Thai Cave Rescue is a unique re-telling of the rescue which takes a deep dive into the lives of the young Thai boys who were trapped and the rescue team who made the mission a success, aiming to allow the viewers to understand who these people were before the rescue occurred.”

    (https://asamnews.com/2022/09/29/thai-cave-rescue-netflix-untold-story-lives-behind-tham-luang-mission/)

  33. 66 Dudette
    September 30, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    A day for all Americans to be proud

  34. September 30, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    Stardate: Friday, September 30, 2022
    Love and protections to all who are suffering and all who are grieving after Hurricane Ian.
    And to every precious person responding to this disaster.

    “In infinite lands
    The Guides appear in the world;
    In accord with the power of their vows
    They respond in every place.”

    (Eulogies in the Tushita Palace)

  35. 68 amk for obama
    September 30, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    India abortion: Why Supreme Court ruling is a huge step forward.

    Just weeks after the US Supreme Court passed a controversial order to ban or severely restrict the ability for pregnant women to get abortions, a similar case made headlines in India.

    While the Roe v Wade ruling was described as “a huge step back for women’s rights”, Thursday’s order by the Indian Supreme Court – in contrast – is being hailed as “historic” and “a big step forward” for women’s rights.

    The ruling – which said that all women, including those not married and persons other than cis-gender women, had equal rights to abortion – is indeed a progressive one in a country that’s home to 73 million single women.

    The order came on a petition brought to the top court in July by a 25-year-old single woman who had been in a consensual relationship and was 22 weeks pregnant.

    The judges pointed out that law can no longer be interpreted based “on narrow patriarchal principles” about what constitutes “permissible sex” as the Indian society and family has significantly changed over the years and live-in relationships, pre-marital sex and gay sex can no longer be “seen with the lens of criminality”.

    “The law in modern times is shedding the notion that marriage is a precondition to the rights of individuals and that changing social mores must be borne in mind when interpreting a law. As society changes and evolves, so must our mores and conventions. A changed social context demands a readjustment of our laws,” the order said.

    Another reason why the judgement has made headlines in India is because of what it says about marital rape.

    An archaic colonial-era law that remains on the statue books in India says that sex “by a man with his wife” who is not a minor is not rape and the Supreme Court, at present, is hearing a petition to criminalise rape within marriage.

    The judges clarified at the outset that their order was not really about the legality of marital rape as it was being heard by another bench – but they made it very clear that if a woman became pregnant “due to a husband’s act of sexual assault or rape, she should not be compelled to give birth to and raise a child with a partner who inflicts mental and physical harm upon her”.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-63086321

    The huge benefit of not having judge till you die SC judges. The current crop of our SC judges is exceptionally progressive. They are knocking down archaic oppressive ‘laws’ passed by the uneducated morons in our legislative branches.

  36. 70 amk for obama
    September 30, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Hopefully they will change the current corrupt culture of judiciary.

  37. September 30, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Ketanji Brown Jackson, Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, has blazed trails all her life.

    BRAVA, BRAVA,
    Congratulations to wonderful KBJ !!!!

  38. 77 amk for obama
    September 30, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    the trumpturds are typical lying pos charlatans. just like their lying pos turd.

  39. October 1, 2022 at 8:34 am

    Celebration of the Investiture of Ketanji Brown Jackson. Starts at approx 3:29

  40. October 1, 2022 at 11:21 am

    Fmr Amb. Michael McFaul:

    “WARNING. Someone using the phone number +1 (202) 7549885 is impersonating me. If you connect on a video platform with this number, you will see an AI-generated
    “deep fake” that looks and talks like me. It is not me. This is a new Russian weapon of war. Be careful.”

    “I am told by experts that a quick way to detect if the caller is fake is to ask them to turn their head, as faking that on a computer-generated video is harder to do. But I’m not an expert.”

  41. October 1, 2022 at 11:53 am

    MARIA RESSA

    Philippines: UN expert slams court decision upholding criminal conviction of Maria Ressa and shutdown of media outlets

    14 July 2022: (https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2022/07/philippines-un-expert-slams-court-decision-upholding-criminal-conviction

  42. 86 jer44
    October 1, 2022 at 12:56 pm

  43. October 1, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    Dear President Carter,

    beautiful wishes on your birthday and for an inspiring year !!

    ***love***

  44. 88 Dudette
    October 1, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    Here’s something from Mrs. Obama on the the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s inaugural Albie Awards ceremony in NY this week. Looks like she was given the honor of presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Albie Sachs, the South African civil rights activist after whom the award is named. So cool!

  45. 89 Dudette
    October 1, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    You’ll want to check out this thread/article.

  46. 90 amk for obama
    October 1, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Two of the cleanest pols.

  47. 91 amk for obama
    October 1, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Heh, you vote for shit and get shit sandwich in return.

    • 92 amk for obama
      October 1, 2022 at 9:14 pm

      Trifecta.

  48. 93 pkayden
    October 1, 2022 at 9:29 pm

  49. October 2, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Hallleluhiaaaaa

  50. October 2, 2022 at 11:23 am

    VP Kamala Harris Speaks
    At Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards Dinner

  51. October 2, 2022 at 1:07 pm

  52. October 3, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Dropping in, praying all our TOD eastcoast Fam are safe.💞💜

    On an aside, apart from me saying “Dayum” when I watched it, the soundtrack is pretty good. (Just my thought: not sure about Lauryn hill song. Maybe her own regrets?


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