Category Archives: Current Events

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 | 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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Open Thread | Jim Crow Is Back With A Vengeance In Georgia😠😠

Well, Jim Crow-2021 Version, came to Georgia.😠😠😠   Breaking: Georgia Republicans passed restrictive new changes to the state election process. The new law will limit early voting and add additional voter ID requirements to mail voting. We're breaking down the … Continue reading

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Open Thread | We Must Support Kristen Clarke

Ms. Clarke is one of the good guys. She also is a fierce defender of Voting Rights. OF COURSE, the right hates her and is lying on her. But, we have to dig in and get her into the DOJ. … Continue reading

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Open Thread | I Have Hope 🤞🤞

Yesterday, I got my second Fauci Ouchie 🤗 I am still a little emotional about it. Everyone is going back to the anniversary of when we shut down. We were living in our own horror movie. I remember leading up … Continue reading

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Open Thread | The BFD Passed By the Senate…Now, Let’s Get it on 46’s Desk to Sign

The Senate, after some clowning, finally passed the huge COVID relief bill. It is going to help MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. And never forget. NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT WINNING THOSE TWO SENATE SEATS IN GEORGIA.👏👏👏 What’s in … Continue reading

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Open Thread | The House Passes H. R. 1. This MUST Be Signed Into Law

The House just passed H.R. 1. This MUST BE PASSED BY THE SENATE AND SENT TO 46 TO SIGN INTO LAW!   H.R. 1, the "For the People Act': Overhauls government ethics and campaign finance laws Creates automatic voter registration … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Democracy, Elections, Open Thread, Politics, Voter Suppression, voters, Voting Rights, Voting Rights Act | Tagged , , , , | 40 Comments

Open Thread | More on Vaccinations

Update on Vaccinations. It makes such a difference to have a Federal Administration that actually wants to help you and not kill you. But, I am tired of folks trying to gaslight people about the J and J vaccine. Is … Continue reading

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Open Thread | As They Push to Re-Open Schools…..

Let’s take a look at a study about COVID and transmission in schools.   @Epi_D_Nique and I collaborated to provide a user-friendly review of the CDC’s study on #Covid_19 spread in elementary #schools in one Georgia district. This study is … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Some Thoughts on Texas

So, I was waiting to see the whole picture of this Texas energy thing to see if I was missing something. Out fellow citizens in the great state of Texas have been going through an ordeal. An ordeal of the … Continue reading

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