Bree Newsome Is What Courage And Bravery Looks Like




Thank you, thank you, thank you, Bree Newsome



Yes, TOD. This is the perfect example of what you can call money well spent





















Jacqueline O’Boomer

I’ll Do It, She Said

The young black woman stood her ground
Knew the hateful flag was meant to come down
Donned her gear and started her climb
Climbed out of the slave slip, one leg at a time
Climbed out of the plantation, with its whips and chains
Climbed out of segregation, everything to gain
Climbed into the voting booth, her name to apply
Voted for equality, with a tear in her eye
Voted with her feet just the other day
Said this hateful flag wasn’t put here to stay
God smiled at her climb, from up above
And her image is now an icon of love



133 Responses to “Bree Newsome Is What Courage And Bravery Looks Like”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    June 27, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Will “Hi” do?

  2. 20 vcprezofan2
    June 27, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Yep! 😀 😀 Great timing on your return, VC!

    Y, TY!

  3. June 27, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Fantastic tweets Nerdy, thank you, and that artwork is just beautiful.

    • 22 Nerdy Wonka
      June 27, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      You’re welcome, Chiparoo.

      What a historic week.

      Racist homophobic healthcare and fair housing denying folks must be writhing in impotent anger.

      Oh Happy Day! 🙂

    • June 27, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      Chips, do you know how to insert a .mp4 into tweets?

      [video src="https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video/CIiGK0GWoAAKJL1.mp4" /]

      I figured out .gif but they have to be under 3MB in the ‘add photo’ part……but I don’t even know how to create an .mp4 let alone insert into a tweet so that it doesn’t just show up as a “blue link” ….would be a great help if you have the time-TY

      • June 27, 2015 at 7:41 pm

        I tried figuring it out once LP, but gave up. I was never able to embed it so that the video showed up, but there is obviously a way! 😕

        • June 27, 2015 at 7:47 pm

          I know right? It is like unless you produce the content via a cell phone video yourself or are a T.V/news network and have editing software you have it don’t work. I figured out how to transfer twitpic video but that is simply copy and pasting the URL like youtube


          …was hoping my Jedi master would have answers 🙂 ….off to waste another few hours before giving up again!

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  5. June 27, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Lovely poem, Jackie.

  6. June 27, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Congrats VC!! 🙂

    Well done, as always, NW!!! TY

  7. 44 Nerdy Wonka
    June 27, 2015 at 7:09 pm

  8. 45 MightyPamela
    June 27, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Bless her heart! Hope there is an invitation to the WH for her soon! She is The Rose in a Fisted Glove!

  9. June 27, 2015 at 7:10 pm

  10. June 27, 2015 at 7:11 pm

  11. June 27, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Vicki asked, in the previous thread, if any of us were tracking world events and specifically mentioned Greece and a very important Paul Krugman essay on the topic.

    I have been paying close attention because Tsipras appears truly ready to lead – for all the right reasons.

    I also urge all of you to read Krugman’s essay. It begins ….

    “Until now, every warning about an imminent breakup of the euro has proved wrong. Governments, whatever they said during the election, give in to the demands of the troika; meanwhile, the ECB steps in to calm the markets. This process has held the currency together, but it has also perpetuated deeply destructive austerity — don’t let a few quarters of modest growth in some debtors obscure the immense cost of five years of mass unemployment.

    As a political matter, the big losers from this process have been the parties of the center-left, whose acquiescence in harsh austerity — and hence abandonment of whatever they supposedly stood for — does them far more damage than similar policies do to the center-right.

    It seems to me that the troika — I think it’s time to stop the pretense that anything changed, and go back to the old name — expected, or at least hoped, that Greece would be a repeat of this story. Either Tsipras would do the usual thing, abandoning much of his coalition and probably being forced into alliance with the center-right, or the Syriza government would fall. And it might yet happen.

    But at least as of right now Tsipras seems unwilling to fall on his sword. Instead, faced with a troika ultimatum, he has scheduled a referendum on whether to accept. This is leading to much hand-wringing and declarations that he’s being irresponsible, but he is, in fact, doing the right thing, for two reasons.”

    • June 27, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      Looks like Sachs is on the same page, Bob.

      Tsipras letter to Greek citizens:

      Image and video hosting by TinyPic

      BTW, Global I replied to your comments on the last thread.

  12. 50 amk for obama
    June 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Don’t have milk for coffee. hmmmm… otth, uncorked bottle of port is on hand….. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  13. June 27, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Confirmed: Bree Newsome and James Tyson have been released!

  14. June 27, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Hugely symbolic!!!!


  15. June 27, 2015 at 7:18 pm

  16. June 27, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Ha….OK, then….

    • 73 amk for obama
      June 27, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      they’re probably more relevant ? wtf? the dood is as old as methuselah, right? Or is he rip van winkle?

      • 74 nospin
        June 28, 2015 at 4:17 pm

        amk…glad to see I am not the only one who can see this clearly. Not only does he look old, but his ideas and his communication style seems archaic to me.

    • 75 CEB
      June 27, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      My response to Bernie: Bye, Felecia!

  17. 77 MightyPamela
    June 27, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    This young woman of courage, fortitude and faith, would be mighty hungry before she would eat some crummy food like a double whopper, fries and a crappy milkshake. She is way too fit and healthy to put that trash into her strong body!! Bless her!

  18. June 27, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Greek parliament voting on calling a referendum on EU creditor conditions.

  19. 80 globalcitizenlinda
    June 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Good article about Ms. Bree Newsome – includes a brief biography and explanation from those who knew her about what kind of person she is;

    Please take time read this piece;


    • 81 CEB
      June 27, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      The quotes from the two lawmakers are just more of the same, generations-long shit that we have heard to excuse inaction. It is time to stop pacifying the racist and to get on with what we all know must be done.
      I am also not surprised that Niki Hailey was blowing smoke on this issue; all talk and no action. The time for conversations are long over; it is time for immediate action.

  20. 82 MightyPamela
    June 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    If there is an Oscar for YouTube, this one takes all places!

  21. 83 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 7:47 pm

  22. 84 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    • June 27, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Wonder will he pay her all that loot he was dangling on Twitter the other day, when he hadn’t the guts to do it himself 🙄

      • 86 amk for obama
        June 27, 2015 at 7:58 pm

        so it is true then? that he offered money?

        one even accused of him paying himself 160K out of donations he received. scammer?

        • June 27, 2015 at 8:15 pm

          He makes my skin crawl. He offered varying amounts, I think $10,000 was the highest, to anyone who took the flag down.

          Why wouldn’t the keyboard warrior do it himself, instead of encouraging someone else to get in to trouble?

          And why does this guy always bring money in to it?

          Any way, he was called out left, right and center, so deleted the tweets.

          And then he was trumped today by that other dick Michael Moore offering to pay bail.

          As for whether he’s a scammer – I don’t know, lots of questions, not sure if he’s answered them all. But what I do know, he’s a self-promoting prick. This is all about him.

    • 89 amk for obama
      June 27, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Lotsa peeps in shaun’s TL asking how much did he pay. Apparently he promised 10K to whoever took the pos down. A few even accuse him of being a grifter.

  23. 90 CEB
    June 27, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Another thing that I noticed about the awesome Bree takes charge video: no way were the Ranger Ricks who waited to arrest her were agile or strong enough to go after her. If she wanted to she could have hung there for hours and they would not have been able to do a thing about it. What a woman!

    • 91 Dudette
      June 27, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Awesome sight, wasn’t it?

      Next person up there, should actually burn that damned flag while atop the pole and on the way down apply a corrosive agent on the pole, so it’ll melt away!

      • 92 jacquelineoboomer
        June 27, 2015 at 8:17 pm

        Sounds like you’ve given that last part some lofty thought yourself, Dudette! Ha. I wouldn’t be surprised!

    • 93 MightyPamela
      June 27, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Precisely what I was thinking too, CEB. All their shouting of “Ma’am, Ma’am, come down from the pole”!! Laughable!! Let the fools show their true worth – less – ness.

      • 94 amk for obama
        June 27, 2015 at 8:01 pm

        I am just glad they didn’t pull a gun on her or inflict some violence after she came down.

  24. 95 MightyPamela
    June 27, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    How soon do you think it was before Bree had a phone call from POTUS!! HaHa!! He would just love this, and see her as a fine role model for Malia and Sasha!! Malia turns 17 next Saturday!! Let there be fireworks and parades!!

  25. June 27, 2015 at 7:53 pm

  26. 97 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 7:58 pm

  27. 98 a4alice
    June 27, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    great collection of tweets Nerdy. I was out this morning and didn’t even know this had happened until I got home later!

  28. 99 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm

  29. 101 CEB
    June 27, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    For Bree: words from Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”:

    You may write me down in history/With your bitter, twisted lies,
    You may tread me in the very dirt/But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

    Did you want to see me broken?/Bowed head and lowered eyes?
    Shoulders falling down like teardrops./Weakened by my soulful cries.

    Out of the huts of history’s shame
    I rise
    Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
    I rise

    Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
    I rise.

  30. 103 desertflower
    June 27, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Walks the walk.

  31. 104 desertflower
    June 27, 2015 at 8:05 pm

  32. June 27, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Our globalcitizenlinda is on it ….

  33. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    June 27, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    50 States of Gay! Clevah!

  34. June 27, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Vicki, Globalcitizen…some news crossing the wire:

    • June 27, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      BRAVO/BRAVA Greek Parliament MPs and President Tsipras!!!!!!!!

      Let DEMOCRACY prevail in the land of its origin!! (and screw the troika)

    • 117 globalcitizenlinda
      June 27, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      the current leadership of Greece is putting it all on the line! Wow

      • 118 Vicki
        June 27, 2015 at 8:56 pm

        Thanks to all who share my interest in this.
        Greece’s leader, Alex Tsipras is brave.
        He faces the same forces of big money we are familiar with and his people are in dire straits. The propaganda against him has been relentless and the end is uncertain. I am hoping for the best for the Greek people.

  35. June 27, 2015 at 8:15 pm

  36. 120 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 8:22 pm

  37. June 27, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Nerdy, thanks so much for the fantastic compilation about the brave and courageous #BreeNewsome, who bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice this morning, by removing that racist azz flag from SC State House.

    The very fact of SC putting that disgusting racist azz flag back up, validates their intrench racist mentality.

  38. 123 jacquelineoboomer
    June 27, 2015 at 8:35 pm

  39. June 27, 2015 at 8:37 pm

  40. 125 jacquelineoboomer
    June 27, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    I just find this amusing (nice, but amusing). After so many speeches, somebody always says it’s POTUS’ best ever. It’s always a superlative. Best ever. Best in the history of mankind. They don’t realize he reaches new heights every day. He just keeps topping himself, like true geniuses do.

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