Night Owl Chat

59 Responses to “Night Owl Chat”

  1. 1 Carol
    December 7, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Just in time to say good night

  2. 4 Jeff
    December 7, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Kinda surprised protests are occurring in ruby red Alaska.

    • 5 amk for obama
      December 7, 2014 at 11:19 pm

      Me too, but it’s a pleasant surprise. Hope the trend picks up everywhere.

    • December 7, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      I saw a tweet this morning that these last few days, there have been protests in honor of Eric Garner and Mike Brown in ALL 50 states. Every.Single.State in the US. And yes, that includes Alaska, Utah, Wyoming and West Virginia….

      Imagine that…

      • 8 jacquelineoboomer
        December 8, 2014 at 12:05 am

        There were some tweets today about protests in Kentucky, too. This is big, folks. And they aren’t marching on “hot summer nights” … some are protesting in frigid temps and snow.

        • 9 hopefruit2
          December 8, 2014 at 12:13 am

          Exactly. This is huge.

          • 10 jacquelineoboomer
            December 8, 2014 at 12:24 am

            Whatever incident found its way into the consciousness of our nation in 2014 (unfortunately, there are too many from which to choose), we may never know. For me and others, the image of the homicide of Eric Garner, the sights and sounds of it, and the sheer, infamous barbarism of the police “perps” – recorded for posterity – will never leave my heart.

    • 11 jacquelineoboomer
      December 8, 2014 at 12:02 am

      There are lots of nice liberal Democrats in Alaska. We just hear about the crazy-ass RWNJs.

  3. 12 Carol
    December 7, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    They might work because whites are now protesting too. It’s wonderful to see.

      December 7, 2014 at 11:31 pm


    • 16 catrst
      December 8, 2014 at 6:23 am

      That may be the funniest thing I have ever seen/read. Thanks for the share. Its a great thing to laugh at the beginning of one’s day. Sets the tone, you know. I know you know this but your sense of humor is stellar.

    • 17 nospin
      December 8, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      that was funny as heck because it is so true. 😀

  4. 18 CEB
    December 7, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    i was typing away on the previous thread only to learn, too late, that I was all alone.

    Good night (Good morning ,amk and 99), TOD.

  5. December 7, 2014 at 11:40 pm


    “But back to that voice. I watched Garner die on tape and wondered why I was crying so hard when I am not that much of a cryer at all. And I thought—Jesus (sincere petition, I try to talk to him with some frequency)—Jesus, the last time I cried these same stupid salty tears, I was using that same voice. Eric Garner’s voice before he died.”

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  9. December 7, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    • 29 amk for obama
      December 8, 2014 at 12:11 am


    • 30 Sandy1110
      December 8, 2014 at 2:57 am

      “Thug” is the new code word for “N____r”. No more, no less.

    • 31 jackiegrumbacher
      December 8, 2014 at 7:45 am

      The ‘douchebags’ were heavily funded by the Koch brothers and their ilk who own the media. The demonstrations are spontaneous by real people. Naturally, the media want to please their bosses by over hyping the few and ignoring the many.

  10. 32 Dudette
    December 8, 2014 at 12:07 am

  11. 35 Dudette
    December 8, 2014 at 12:20 am

  12. 36 Dudette
    December 8, 2014 at 12:35 am

  13. 37 Dudette
    December 8, 2014 at 12:35 am

    • 38 Dudette
      December 8, 2014 at 1:46 am

      Loved her in The West Wing too. Hard to find clips of her best work on the show on YouTube though…

      Here’s one of her earliest… she’s interviewing for the job of the President’s Personal Secretary. It didn’t go well…

      Charlie pushes hard to get President Bartlett to reconsider her. He feels pretty strongly she’s the right person for the job based on her background (and temperament). This clip comes after White House staff finds that she has written something rather unflattering about the President…

  14. 39 Dudette
    December 8, 2014 at 1:11 am

  15. 40 Dudette
    December 8, 2014 at 1:12 am

  16. 43 Dudette
    December 8, 2014 at 1:14 am

  17. 44 jacquelineoboomer
    December 8, 2014 at 1:14 am

  18. 45 Dudette
    December 8, 2014 at 1:17 am

    • December 8, 2014 at 2:16 am

      They did not even mention my fave Tom Hanks movie. I am having a senior moment and cannot remember the name of it now. It is the one where he takes a guy’s dog that has been killed. Hank’s mimicking the dogs head shake was artful.

  19. 47 Dudette
    December 8, 2014 at 1:58 am

  20. 48 Dudette
    December 8, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Lily doesn’t do much in this clip. I just like this moment. 🙂

  21. 52 Dudette
    December 8, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Goodnight Everyone!

  22. December 8, 2014 at 2:48 am

    “Robert Leutheuser is an independent cultural photographer who has dedicated himself to documenting community life in the Middle East, focusing on Kurdish peoples. Perhaps most notably, his work has helped the international community to understand who the Yezidis are. (Yezidis are considered by most, but not all, to be ethnic Kurds.) And, as they face and fight genocide, his work preserves the memory of what the Yezidis have lost — and are losing — in the Sinjar. While I confirmed the destruction of the temples of Sheikh Sin and Sheikh Mikhfiya, we discussed why and how he achieves his results.

    * * *

    Sam Hardy: What first drew you to Kurdish society?

    Robert Leutheuser: I first encountered the Kurds in 1997 during a travel through Turkey. I had pushed eastward as far as time and courage allowed, as the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party)–Turkish separatist war was still raging. In a vacant lot next to Şanliurfa’s bus station, a troop of five Kurdish men gathered in haste and began playing Kurdish music and dancing. A very few other men joined in. This expression of Kurdishness was absolutely forbidden at the time, and to be captured by the Turkish jandarme would have meant prison time, if not worse. They were joyfully defiant, and quickly sped away in a small taxi. This was my introduction to the Kurds.”

  23. December 8, 2014 at 2:49 am

  24. December 8, 2014 at 2:53 am


    Yes (White America) WE MUST

    good night TOD

  25. December 8, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Thank you TOD for helping me make it through these long and sometimes quiet night shifts.

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