Ferguson Honors Michael Brown


pd_shutterspeed: anonymous group lays 60 plus yards of roses at #MichaelBrown #Ferguson memorial; community lights candles in memoriam


brendan_lind: 1000 roses on Canfield for #MikeBrown #Ferguson #HealSTL


Koran Addo: Roses being laid down in the street outside the Canfield Green Apts. for #MikeBrown. #Ferguson


Brendan Lind


rlippman: Flowers in the street for Mike Brown #Ferguson

96 Responses to “Ferguson Honors Michael Brown”

  1. August 22, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Beautiful photos Nerdy, thank you.

  2. August 22, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Beautiful homage to Michael Brown!

  3. August 22, 2014 at 12:07 am

    And I’ve just spotted that this is TOD’s 10004th post – which means we completely missed the 10000th celebration today.

    Is it too late to have a party?

    Heck no:

  4. August 22, 2014 at 12:09 am

    wow, for “thugs”, the citizens of Ferguson showed a lot of compassion for a slain teen.

  5. August 22, 2014 at 12:11 am

    In Stewie the Wonderpup news…

    He used to go to school every day in more flush times. But with the missus’ job situation—and the fact that our doggie daycare goddess did such a bangup job raising him that he can stay home all day by himself without destroying the place—we send him every couple of weeks so that he can run around and see his friends.

    He went a couple of weeks ago, and as usual played, er, studied hard. He played so hard that he split open one of his toenails.

    We didn’t think much of it, as he was caringly licking it and treating it. But on Tuesday we were out back, and I happened to look at his paw. The nail was basically hanging on by a thread, with his quick completely exposed.

    We took him to our super-vet yesterday morning. They drugged him up with Dilaudid, removed the nail, and dressed him. The poor guy was knocked out most of yesterday imagining pink elephants from the drugs.

    So he has a think bandage around his right front paw, which we’ve accentuated by encasing it in a plastic freezer bag so that it won’t get wet. But he handles it with such equanimity that it almost makes up for the times he craps on our kitchen floor.

    Here’s my wounded boy:

  6. August 22, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Thanks for the previous thread, Chips! …….Lauryn Hill is one of my favorite artists & lyricists alive….her voice is unmistakeable. To this day the most enjoyable concert I’ve ever been too was Lauryn Hill & Outkast at the historic FOX Theater in Atlanta.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    I will never forget that experience….so intimate, and one of the last shows she ever did after releasing her only solo album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ ……..the Fugees album ‘The Score’ is still one the best albums ever recorded:

  7. 34 FoxfireTX
    August 22, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Poor baby! It is so sad when our babies are hurting and can’t say anything about it. Hopefully he’s having great doggie dreams. Does he ever bark when he’s sleeping?

  8. 37 amk for obama
    August 22, 2014 at 12:27 am

    To all those who claim (looking at you GGail) that I ate the third monster, here is proof of life.

    whaddayamean when it was taken?

  9. 43 amk for obama
    August 22, 2014 at 12:28 am

    ah, crap.

  10. August 22, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Should I be concerned that a conservative Christian business owner who tweets about travel is following me?

    • 53 jacquelineoboomer
      August 22, 2014 at 2:00 am

      I don’t think they’re going to announce the Rapture on Twitter, so, no, honey, not to worry.

  11. August 22, 2014 at 12:43 am

  12. August 22, 2014 at 12:46 am

    All right, folks, off to do some reading and settle in for the night. See everyone tomorrow.

  13. August 22, 2014 at 12:46 am

    ❤ nite y'all. Big day tomorrow w daughter coming in.. I. Am. So. Excited! 🙂 🙂 🙂 ❤ 🐻 ❤

  14. August 22, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Work in the morning. Up to bed.

  15. 60 Dudette
    August 22, 2014 at 1:00 am

  16. 61 HZ
    August 22, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Thank you sweet Chips, Nerdy W., LL, and all of this beautiful family. I am running on fumes, but grace is standing next to me all the way. Precious thoughts and loving deeds holding these wonderful young people together. They are our future and thank I am so grateful that we have a caring, and loving beautiful at the WH and he has a great AG at the DOJ.

    Loving thoughts to my Chips and TOD family. This has been very difficult for this little senior, but I know that we will see it through with each other standing together. So much happening which calls for our loving thoughts, meditations, and good deeds. Give a little time in your space for wisdom, and grace to be granted to our wonderful President. He is even stronger with all of us keeping his back.

    Pray for my precious brother that he will keep strong and safe because I need him also. He is very calm and thus keeps me calm even while he is doing his terrific job. Wisdom, and safety. PBO will handle it, and we will Stay Together. Good night, my loving TOD family.

    Candles lit and hoping for a lovely visit for MightyPamela and her precious daughter. Make your space beautiful for the lovely time together.HZ

  17. 64 Jeff
    August 22, 2014 at 1:09 am

    why is it that I get weird people following me on twitter? Some how I doubt they want to be ‘friends.’

  18. 65 0388jojothecat
    August 22, 2014 at 1:19 am

    I am going to bake a sock shaped cake……..

  19. August 22, 2014 at 1:20 am

  20. 67 Dudette
    August 22, 2014 at 1:24 am

    • 68 MadameSoph
      August 22, 2014 at 1:53 am

      Dudette, we seem to have similar tastes in music.

      This is the perfect tune to end my evening.
      Tomorrow I’m going to look for Mr. Lateef on iTunes.
      Thank you for this fine 9:16 before bed.

  21. 70 Dudette
    August 22, 2014 at 1:27 am

  22. 71 Dudette
    August 22, 2014 at 1:32 am

  23. 72 MadameSoph
    August 22, 2014 at 1:42 am

    This is profoundly moving.

    Nerdy Wonka, thank you for bring this tribute here.

  24. 74 Dudette
    August 22, 2014 at 1:51 am

  25. 75 Dudette
    August 22, 2014 at 1:57 am

  26. August 22, 2014 at 2:24 am

    #OWNthe114th …. your life and humanity depend on it …. no joke, no hyperbole.

    good night TOD

  27. 78 Dudette
    August 22, 2014 at 2:30 am

  28. 79 99ts
    August 22, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Powerful words – I just watched a video from LOD where AG Eric Holder said

    “This Department of Justice stands with the people of Ferguson”

  29. 80 99ts
    August 22, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Linked on a comment at LGF


    “Different Rules Apply”

    “I’ve been thinking about what, exactly, to tell my son when we finish our conversation. I might as well just tell him the truth: that different rules apply, that the different rules are part of the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow that are among this country’s great sins, and that it’s part of his job as a human being to fight against it. “

    • 81 nospin
      August 22, 2014 at 6:07 am

      Brilliant piece. Should be front paged. Thanks for sharing 99ts

    • August 22, 2014 at 9:45 am

      But also tell your son…that no matter how dark things look…We have never given up…we fight and we persevere….because to not do so is to die….

      We have the strength of Kings and Queens in our wings….and we will forever fight for what is right…and JUST…..tell your son that as well

      • 83 99ts
        August 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

        I read elsewhere (comment in the NY Times) – 395 years since slaves first came to the US – 150 years since they were freed – and still people have to fight for their rights.

        It was a good item prettyfoot – from a man struggling to tell his son the reality of “different rules”

        • August 22, 2014 at 10:29 am

          what i have heard so much in recent times is that we are fighting old battles…be it voter rights…womens rights…civil rights…the truth of the matter is the yes we have won victories…but the battle is far from over…what i have learned is that the battle is never fully won…that those who would take away our rights are ever vigilant for an opening to do so again (2010 elections)…we must be ever vigilant to defend our rights….

          the culture of racism and prejudice is part of the fiber of America…..just as the fight against it is part of the fiber of America….those who have the power would keep us fighting among ourselves instead of challenging those with the power…..together

          the president was able to gather a broad coalition of Americans (the Obama Coalition)…and was able to beat that power not once but twice…so it is not surprising that the beast would bring out its most virulent weapon to rise up against not only the President but the coalition as well….

          We the people will continue to fight…against the beast because We Must!

  30. 85 sherijr
    August 22, 2014 at 6:48 am

    This is so touching and beautiful by the citizens of Ferguson.. thank YOU Nerdy for putting it together and letting us share it. It has all been so heart wrenching.

  31. 89 amk for obama
    August 22, 2014 at 7:11 am

    More impeach him noise from the msm and the rethugs next week?

    The exchange of five senior Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo Bay for a US soldier held captive by the Taliban violated the law, an independent US government watchdog agency has said.

    The defence department did not give Congress the required 30-days notice before releasing the men, the Government Accountability Office said.

    Among other issues, Republicans said the Democratic Obama administration failed to give Congress advance notice of the swap, required under federal law governing releases from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

    In response to the criticism, the administration said it could not wait 30 days to make the swap because Sgt Bergdahl’s life was in danger, and said the requirement for 30 days’ notice was unconstitutional because it interfered in the Bergdahl case with the president’s authority to protect US soldiers and citizens abroad.

    In a memorandum released on Thursday, the GAO rejected that rationale.

    “Because [the Pentagon] did not provide written notice to the relevant congressional committees until 31 May 2014, the same day as the transfer, [the Pengaton] violated” the law, the GAO wrote in an opinion.


    • August 22, 2014 at 8:01 am

      I saw that. I guess it’s important to keep up to date on all the attacks ventured against the President ?
      Otherwise, one or maybe two could sneak by and injure him, if we are not careful.

  32. 91 Roberta in MN
    August 22, 2014 at 7:14 am

    What beautiful tribute to Michael Brown. Thank you Nerdy for doing this post. My psyche has really been abused this past two weeks with all the images coming out if Ferguson. Bless the peacekeepers.

  33. 92 vcprezofan2
    August 22, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Hello! It’s actually Friday. 🙂

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  36. August 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you so much for these photos…I know I am late to everything as I am trying to catch up.
    I cannot go a day without reading my favorite blog – The Obama Diary – so it takes a long time as so much is happening each day.
    This is where I get the truth!

    Thanks a mil all you BT … you have made this place HOME!

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