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  1. 1 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 11:27 am

    • June 26, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Mitch McConnell is a lying racist bigot just like Trump.

    • 3 Beaglemom
      June 27, 2018 at 7:56 am

      Maureen Down belongs in a special place in journalistic hell. During the 2008 campaign, she wrote a rude and snarky op-ed about how devastating it would be to have Michelle Obama, from the south side of Chicago, as first lady. Well, of course, Michelle Obama became perhaps the best first lady this country has ever had. She certainly was always gracious and kind and welcoming to everyone she met. The current first lady, the third wife as I refer to her, isn’t worthy of polishing Michelle Obama’s shoes.

      And I’m so tired of conservatives, like Dowd, who whine that liberals or Democrats are too mean. If an administration tilts this country towards fascism, then I think it’s the patriotic duty of all Americans to criticize them. And there’s no way to be “polite” about that.

  2. 4 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Spot on tweets, Nerdy. Thank you for all you do. xoxo

  3. 5 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Because IOKIYA (white)R

  4. June 26, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Amennnnnnnnnnnnnn…Amennnnnnnnnnnnn……Telling it like it is….

    also…

    Ryan is now calling on Maxine Waters to apologize….

    i lay this at the feet of Pelosi and Schumer who by their criticism of Waters gave Ryan room to make this move….

    • 9 desertflower
      June 26, 2018 at 11:58 am

      Watching her on Chris Hayes yesterday, she didn’t seem to see Pelosi and Schumer the way that you do…she addressed that. If I can find it, I’ll post for you to see:)

    • June 26, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      Have Paul Ryan ever ask his racist disgusting members to apologize, have he ever ask that lying piece of crap President of his to apologize.

    • 13 Beaglemom
      June 27, 2018 at 8:00 am

      I’m waiting for the third wife to appear before the White House press corps and apologize for her egregious behavior last week of traveling to and from Texas in that hideous jacket with its hateful statement. If it was some inside joke, then it was lost on everyone who saw the words scrawled on her back.

      Maxine Waters spoke for millions and millions of Americans when she defended activism in the face of encroaching tyranny. I’m grateful to her for being so courageous.

  5. 14 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 11:56 am

  6. 15 GGAIL
    June 26, 2018 at 11:56 am

    “There are limits to tolerance”

    I like that statement ✌🏾

  7. 16 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 12:01 pm

  8. 17 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    We can do this….take the anger and frustration and turn it to action. Register people to vote….

  9. 18 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    We need to TAKE BOTH HOUSES.

  10. 19 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 12:09 pm

  11. 20 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 12:11 pm

  12. 21 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    • June 26, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      Trump threatened Ms Waters on tweet. Was it CIVIL?
      Trump has ILLEGALLY incarcerated our children through no fault of their own. Is it CIVIL?
      No other US president has separated families. Is it CIVIL?
      Thousands of little children sleeping on CONCRETE FLOORS. Is it CIVIL?
      Most treasonous president ever is anything But CIVIL. Incivility is still his platform.
      STFU Trump.

  13. 23 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 12:18 pm

  14. June 26, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    TROOPS SAY MIGRANT CAMPS ON MILITARY BASES IS TOTALITARIANISM AND A MORAL OFFENSE. (politicus.usa)
    “America’s military once liberated people from concentration camps. It beggars the mind and our morality that it might be used to secure them.”
    “The infrastructure of these bases aren’t all that great and it ensures almost complete anonymity for the program safely tucked behind gate and guard.”
    “They are participating in a scheme that appropriates the concept of military honor to perpetrate a human rights abuse.”

  15. 25 rikyrah
    June 26, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    The stolen seat on the SC. The ultimate incivility.

    • June 26, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      The Death Party got their 5-nation Muslim Ban by illegally blocking Merrick Garland.
      -Right now children are illegally incarcerated, separated from their parents and may never see them again, and may not live to do so.
      -Ugly Dicktraitor doesn’t get to change the child-killing topic.

  16. 27 globalcitizenlinda
    June 26, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    I do not know how to do this so I am wondering if someone here can help.
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    In this portion of today’s Morning Joe, they interviewed an immigrant Latina journalist (Ms. Mariana Atencio) who has been documenting the impact of the immigration policy on children and their families.
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    In my experience as an immigrant, I think that what insights Ms Mariana Atencio provides on this exchange is something that needs to be shared with as many people as possible. Hopefully, those who may not know the impact and complexity of navigating the immigration system can get some additional insights.
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    The portion I wish to share starts at minute 35 of this video. Can someone please help me cut out that clip and share it out on social media?

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    thanks a lot.
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    here is the full video but focus on the discussion starting at minute 35.

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    • June 26, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Linda…. “Video has been removed by the user.”

      I’d suggest finding the link on MSNBC.COM, sharing it in a tweet, with the instructions to “Go to min :35.00.”

  17. 29 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Ok. WTFE

  18. June 26, 2018 at 12:59 pm

  19. 32 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    We should still be civil though, right?

  20. 33 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 1:04 pm

  21. 36 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Give a shit, America!

  22. 37 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Exactly

  23. 38 Nerdy Wonka
    June 26, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    • June 26, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      OK – when Trump apologizes for using the word “INFEST” in a tweet about immigrants coming to the U.S.A.
      OK – when Trump apologizes for his threat towards Ms. Waters.
      OK – when Trump apologizes for dehumanizing Muslims, African-Americans and immigrants.
      OK – when Trump apologizes for his campaign hate rhetoric and repeated incites to violence.
      OK – when Trump apologizes for his equivalence between Neo-Nazis and counter-protestors.
      OK – when Trump apologizes for the abduction & mass warehousing of children, incarcerating them in cages at his perverse pleasure.

      • 40 Anna
        June 26, 2018 at 1:56 pm

        I would like to add – when Trump and that woman who is his wife, publicly apologize for their birther accusations.

      • 41 0388jojothecat
        June 26, 2018 at 3:19 pm

        When every GOP/Rethuglican who said PBO was not born in America or was SILENT!

    • June 26, 2018 at 8:13 pm

      Best way to say FUCK YOU dirtball Ryan ….

  24. 43 JER
    June 26, 2018 at 1:23 pm

  25. June 26, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and their right wing racist party is just as disgusting as Trump. They have sat back and remain silent regardless what disgusting thing Trump said or did. They remain silent because they are just like Trump..

  26. 45 globalcitizenlinda
    June 26, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    I have known for long that this republicans who control ALL our forms of government are evil to the core …. this SCOTUS’ decisions clear demonstrate that it is not just the legislature and executive that are rotten and evil political cockroaches;

    ;

    somedays test me and my faith to the core …. ;

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    then I remember that the only way struggles against all forms (legal structures and unwritten societal norms) of bigotry and hate have ever been sustainably won was a result of grassroots actions of ordinary people.

    ;

    my heart gets increasingly heavier ….. but yes, I will vote and I am mobilizing all I can to cast their vote;

  27. June 26, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    • June 26, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Who doesn’t see Trump’s desire for a Culture of Incivility?
      With his permission: ICE gestapo brown shirts have taken abuse and incivility to extreme levels by targeting young humans.
      When will make Trump experience the LIMITS of his destructive power?
      End this.

      • 48 Beaglemom
        June 27, 2018 at 8:06 am

        Unfortunately, the Republicans are all in agreement with Trump’s fascist tendencies. Unless we Democrats can prevail in the next two national elections (assuming we’ll have them), we’ll be in this for the long haul. God save this country from the GOP.

  28. 49 jacquelineoboomer
    June 26, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    • June 26, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      By mistreating and torturing young children today:
      Trumputin is knowingly creating the conditions for international payback and big future NATIONAL SECURITY problems.

      • 51 jacquelineoboomer
        June 26, 2018 at 5:10 pm

        Yes. When we need the help of our global allies, and we will, will they be there? Will we be there to help them? Both questions are now in doubt.

  29. 52 0388jojothecat
    June 26, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    People should stop comparing Orange Satan to Musollini and Hitler two ruthless white men who are smarter than him. We should compare him to Idi Amin the African despot who died from spyhliss or Boku Haram since he hates minorities to be compared to a minority.

  30. June 26, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Hitler, Franco, Pinochet took children away from their parents.
    As does Putin. Now Trump.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    “TAKING CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS IS A FORM OF STATE TERROR.”
    https://www.newyorker.com/…/taking-children-from-their-parents-is-a-form-of-state-t.

  31. 54 CEB
    June 26, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Was shaken by the recent SCOTUS rulings, but I cannot afford to let all of this evil literally sicken me as it did last year. Hanging on to the fact that a large number of Americans do not feel as those whose voices are currently the loudest and that there are still avenues available to use to correct these grievous wrongs and to make our union more perfect. many people were asleep, unaware, complacent and even indifferent. Too many took things for granted and did not want to see the dirty underbelly of this country because they thought that it did not affect them. But now, we all see clearly. If we want a better country we have to fight for it; we must be vigilant, but unafraid. As troubling as these times are, it is always better to know the truth. Now we know, and each of us must pick a side and decide what we are prepared to do and do it. I have been letting go of the bitterness (still hard) with the understanding that times like these are necessary for us to take a look at who we are and to decide what we should be. Thanks to Nerdy for keeping the village open.

  32. 56 GGAIL
    June 26, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    VC, check your email and text please 💃🏾

  33. June 26, 2018 at 6:51 pm

  34. 58 desertflower
    June 26, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    This won the internet today:)

    • June 26, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    • 60 vcprezofan2
      June 26, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      Aaahh well, it was good for a chuckle tho it’s apparently not true that Mr. Levatich said this {prolly doesn’t want to publicly admit it. 😉 }

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  38. 65 globalcitizenlinda
    June 26, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    why do people continue to claim that kennedy is a “swing vote” ???

    Is this the same way that people claim that collins and flake are “moderate”???

  39. June 26, 2018 at 7:38 pm

  40. June 26, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Judge flips Manafort (and Trump) the birdie ….

  41. June 26, 2018 at 7:43 pm

  42. June 26, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    • June 26, 2018 at 9:10 pm

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  44. June 26, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    So how do we bust out of this cage being carefully constructed around US.

  45. June 26, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    VOTING: All states must have paper ballots that get scanned = paper record + electronic record = Optical-scan ballots.
    Voting methods and equipment by state:
    https://ballotpedia.org/Voting_methods_and_equipment_by_state

  46. June 26, 2018 at 8:07 pm

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  48. June 26, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    so what next? ..the brain drain as people here with green cards & students from ‘Muslim countries’ are threatened with deportation.

  49. June 26, 2018 at 8:47 pm

  50. 83 Gazelle
    June 26, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    I voted on my way home from work this evening. Had a blast! Lovely people out there. My thought as I left my polling place: Yay, my recycling will reduce tremendously, till September/October! 😂 I’ve been under siege from those flyers! I could have reforrested Mojave Desert! 😯❤😂

  51. June 26, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Horrific tragedy.

  52. June 26, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    I’ve had many issues with Warren but she makes a very compelling case about her visit here:

  53. 87 Jey
    June 26, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    McConnell is Satan reincarnated.
    Gorsuch is an illegal pick.
    Paper ballots

    Thanks to all the tireless ppl who volunteer to GOTV.

    Thanks Maxine Waters. Everyone else either grow or borrow a pair … especially the GOP (Govt of Putin)

  54. June 26, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    HUGE upset tonight in Queens, NY. I haven’t been following this race at all, so am trying to catch up.

  55. 93 purpleshoesla
    June 26, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    What ho TOD Peeps,

    This lifted my spirits somewhat late today.. My CFO got a call from his wife just before he was leaving for the day and he asked where are you? She said, and I quote (because he had her on speaker phone), I’m still downtown (LA) protesting that god damn little troll Sessions had the nerve to show up in my city today. If you beat me home, can you start dinner?” He hung up a bit later and I started chuckling. He said to me, “My wife is on vacation (she’s a teacher) and since school’s out, she’s told me she doesn’t want to go anywhere for vacation because she wants to keep her time freed up this summer to protest. She was down in San Diego this past weekend on the Immigration deportations and the children, downtown LA today on the Muslim Ban, I don’t know where she’s going to be next. All I know is I’m not going anywhere this summer for family vacation. (makes a sad face) ” I said well we need folks like your wife right where she is. You should be proud and beat her home to make her some dinner!! . Resistance is hard work. Support her; the country is going to hell. He smiled and said somewhat sheepishly yeah you’re right. All I know is he betta have dinner waiting for her when she steps in the door. 😆 😆 #Resistance!

  56. 96 Gazelle
    June 26, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    These MoFo’s are straight down lying about the babies, ransoming babies, trafficking babies, incarcerating babies. These babies, children, were not unaccompanied, but kidnapped from their parents & it’s been going on for ages of iQ45. The cover-up was Sessions coming out in April w/ his deplorable statement. It was an attempt to cover up what they had already been doing, under cover of night. This just simply breaks my very soul. How can US blind itself to these egregious Effers?

    Please pardon me for my rant. Am just so shell shocked, my brain & body hurts.

  57. 100 globalcitizenlinda
    June 26, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    ha, the bernie folks are going to be making a lot of noise about the defeat of congressman crowley by a democratic socialist.

    mark my words, some will be tempted to re-litigate the bernie vs HRC 2016 race … and I intend to just observe the ensuring 2020 predictions

    • 101 globalcitizenlinda
      June 26, 2018 at 10:47 pm

      I hope people stick to supporting the new democratic candidate for congress Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and not resort to lamenting bernie

      • 102 jacquelineoboomer
        June 26, 2018 at 11:22 pm

        As long as it isn’t Bernie running for President, I’m thinking – and hoping – she’ll get a great deal of support against whatever RWNJ is on the other side of the ticket in her district. First time I’m hearing about her, but she sounds as though she has a great résumé.

  58. 103 globalcitizenlinda
    June 26, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    I loved this quote about Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    “She went Boston Univ., & got degrees in Economics & Intl Relations. She worked for the late Sen. Kennedy handling foreign affairs & immigration casework. After her father died of cancer & as she became an educator w/ @nhi_news, she waited tables & bartended to help her family”

    she has the socio-economic priorities straight. Good luck on whatever lies ahead of her life … her political star will shine brightly now and in the future

  59. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    June 26, 2018 at 11:03 pm

  60. June 26, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    YES!! This is out of San Diego.

  61. June 26, 2018 at 11:38 pm

  62. June 26, 2018 at 11:56 pm

  63. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    June 27, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Nice takedown here.

    • 113 sherijr
      June 27, 2018 at 9:02 am

      hmm, great jobs for those pregnant russian women that seem to have no problem “immigrating” here.

  64. June 27, 2018 at 3:39 am

    • 115 Beaglemom
      June 27, 2018 at 8:19 am

      It sickens me that a politician named “John Kennedy” can be such a sleazy creature. He doesn’t deserve the name.

  65. 116 globalcitizenlinda
    June 27, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Have a great day

  66. 117 globalcitizenlinda
    June 27, 2018 at 7:52 am

    sleep has not come easy for many since the homegrown demagogue was elected.

    Last night was particularly hard for some of us because it unquestionably confirmed what we all knew and that is : THIS supreme court will NEVER defend us minorities;

    I happen to check off most the boxes of people the homegrown demagogue and his gop co-conspirators (elected officials and voters) hates most:
    – I am black,
    – I am a woman,
    – I am an immigrant from a region he constantly attacks,
    – I am a democrat,
    – I am a person with pre-existing condition,

    – I am not one of the rich and I am certainly not benefiting from his tax scam,

    – I am an educated strong woman

    these are times that test the soul

    • 118 sherijr
      June 27, 2018 at 8:58 am

      Yep it is horrific ((((Linda)))) and it is enraging and terrifying. But please remember that you are not alone- you have us, which may not seem real being it’s “social media” but it is… and when/if push comes to shove- I for one will use my “white privilege”, for whatever it’s worth to stand in the way, speak out, protest, protect, shelter – whatever.

    • June 27, 2018 at 9:36 am

      gcl, I’m so sorry and feel the same way about not being able to get good rest while this ignorant racist monster is in our WH. I’m Latina and my heart is crushed daily to see what is happening at the border as these good people are being maligned and demeaned and villainized, robbed of their human rights. The faces of these children, in pain and bewildered at what is happening to them, just leaves me devastated.

      Please know that there are millions of people behind you who are fighting back to stop the assaults. We are reaching a new low point every day but we have to stay strong, together. It feels like it will never end but I do feel that change is ahead. We really must all work our hardest to GOTV this November to begin to turn the tide. Thank you for being in the community of change makers. We all need each other desperately.

  67. 120 globalcitizenlinda
    June 27, 2018 at 7:57 am

    here is my fear but it won’t surprise me if justice kennedy has secretly worked the homegrown demagogue and mcconnell to retire at the end of this SCOTUS term and be quickly replaced by another corrupt gop extremist judge.

    I do not know how many of us remember what has been written about Kennedy’s personal relationship with the traitor trump’s family.

  68. 121 globalcitizenlinda
    June 27, 2018 at 8:32 am

    I am not noting how members of the punditry are trying to convince us that:

    (a) liar romney, who has been documented as sucking up to the homegrown demagogue even as recently as a few weeks ago, is now being hyped as the one person who will “stand up to the traitor trump” once he is elected;

    (b) the conservatives on SCOTUS made their twisted logic in defense of this traitor-in-chief just because they wanted to “maintain the power of the presidency in making immigration decisions” and so could ignore the bigotry, racism and hate directed towards Muslims.

    aha, the lengths towards which people will go to defend the indefensible!!!

  69. 122 globalcitizenlinda
    June 27, 2018 at 8:58 am

    i was just watching the appearance of Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on morning joe this morning.

    in my view, she is a very impressive, strong, has moral clarity and is unapologetic about her push for sustainability and socio-economic justice

  70. June 27, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Rachel gave a fabulous and detailed expose into how corrupt the SCOTUS decision was on the Muslim Ban…

    she outline the fact that the “Evil Axis” during WWII was Italy, Germany, and Japan….but she noted it was only the Americans of Japanese descent who were imprisoned in concentration camps….

    Justice Sotomayer…is a national treasure

  71. 125 rikyrah
    June 27, 2018 at 9:27 am

    About the young lady who beat Crowley:. I see some folks ‘ fretting’ about what her victory means. How can we have someone so ‘young’…isn’t this just a Democratic version of Dolt45 (lips pursed)

    ……………………………………

    Ted Kennedy died in 2009. She used to work for him. That means, before she was 20 years old, she was bright enough, and focused enough, to get a job in a Senator’s office from a state that she didn’t live in. She was an active young person.
    She didn’t just fall off the turnip truck.

    From her wikipedia page (which didn’t exist until last night, I think)

    Ocasio-Cortez was born in The Bronx, New York City and moved to Yorktown, New York, at a young age. As a high school student, she won second prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, with a microbiology research project. As a result, MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory named a large asteroid after her, 23238 Ocasio-Cortez.[5]

    • June 27, 2018 at 9:48 am

      This was Crowley race to lose….and there was low voter turnout….low voter turn out stilllll…in this time when each and every vote counts…when folks are having their votes stolen or suppressed…NYers still could not find their way to vote…. (exasperation)

      Crowley did not get his voters out….Ocasio-Cortez did….

      the fact that she aligned herself to Bernie Sanders says it all for me….

      Crowley conceded and endorsed her….i hope that she accepts his endorsement…and that they can work together to save the seat….

  72. June 27, 2018 at 10:59 am

    UGH UGH UGH

  73. June 27, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    I am just completely sickened at this disgusting display.


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