Monthly Archives: April 2021

Open Thread | So, The President Laid Out His Vision For The Country

And, I loved the speech.🤗   President Biden understands this history even if the media doesn't. "Madam Vice President…" pic.twitter.com/esmP2cT2fg — Tommy moderna-vaX-Topher (@tommyxtopher) April 29, 2021 I’m so damn proud of @POTUS @JoeBiden !!! For too long we needed … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Domestic Terrorism, Dr. Jill Biden, Economics, Economy, Education, Employment News, Gun control, Immigration, Immigration Reform, Income Inequality, Infrastructure, injustice, Institutional Racism, Justice, Open Thread, Police Reform, Politics, President Joe Biden, Vice-President Kamala D. Harris | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Open Thread | The President Checking In At 100 Days

Well tonight, the President of the United States is going to address the American People. GQ Grandpa strikes again! https://t.co/8rw33G5qqy — Michelle B. Young 💛🐝 (@MichelleBYoung1) April 27, 2021 It’s been 100 days. And, what has it brought us? It’s … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, COVID-19 Vaccine, Economy, Open Thread, Politics, President Joe Biden, Vice-President Kamala D. Harris | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Open Thread | As We Try to Reclaim Our Lives

Saw this tweet this past weekend. I’ve asked my 3rd year illustration students at @sva to come up with a post-pandemic New Yorker magazine cover. Here is what they sent in: — Tomer Hanuka (@tropical_toxic) April 23, 2021 All of … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with family and friends.   Awe😍😍 Because you want to see a group of horses having a day at the beach. pic.twitter.com/CC2oprKkiF — Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) April 10, 2021 … Continue reading

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Open Thread | So…They Had a Hearing About the New Jim Crow..

And the GQP decided to try and question Stacey Abrams about it. As well as others. It did not go well.   Republican Senator John Cornyn: So you believe that the GA legislature made deliberate attempts to suppress the minority … Continue reading

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Open Thread | What Competent Leadership Can Do

The election of Joe Biden as President has literally been about saving lives.   As of today, every American is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For yourself, your neighbors, and your family — please, get your vaccine. pic.twitter.com/o75JYpGe6r — … Continue reading

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Former Vice-President Walter Mondale Has Died. He was 93 years old.

RIP. A genuinely good and decent man. A good public servant. CONFIRMED: Former Vice President Walter Mondale, widely credited for elevating the role of vice president and known for his work on foreign affairs and the environment, died today at … Continue reading

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Open Thread | We Are Going Through Some Stuff In Chicago

We just are. And, the Mayor has been under fire because of the latest police shooting of that 13 year old child. And, while I have not been all around pleased with the Mayor’s response, I am not calling for … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with family and friends.     This cover is one of the rare occasions where the cover just knocks it out of the park, and takes the song to … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Beginning the Weekend With Good News 😊

I can’t wait for this to be completed. Michelle and I are thrilled to be one step closer to bringing the Obama Presidential Center to the South Side of Chicago. We hope it will help lift up the South Side … Continue reading

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