Chat Away: #AltonSterling


126 Responses to “Chat Away: #AltonSterling”

  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    July 6, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Morning, all. Trying to keep cool and positive. Rock on, Mr. President, and thanks to Nerdy for keeping us informed.

    • 2 Judith Fardig
      July 6, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Did not mean to imply there is anything positive about the killing of black victims by police. It’s heinous and must be stopped.

  2. 3 Betsy
    July 6, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Oh no, not again 😦

  3. 4 JER
    July 6, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    SOON: Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Atlantic City, NJ – http://abcnews.go.com/Live?stream=3

    • 5 JER
      July 6, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Coming Up: Hillary Clinton Delivers Remarks on Donald Trump’s Business Record in Atlantic City, N.J.

  4. 6 GGail
    July 6, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I can’t let this distract me today while I’m at work, but just to know that 558 people have been killed already in 2016 by cops is mind blowing.

    Congrats dear Judith on First {{{hugs}}}

  5. 8 JER
    July 6, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    LIVE NOW: Police Press Conference In Baton Rouge, LA – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  6. 9 amk for obama
    July 6, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    that’s almost two persons per day. nutz.

  7. 10 desertflower
    July 6, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    By my quick calculations, that’s police killing about 93 people every month so far. This needs to stop RIGHT NOW!

  8. July 6, 2016 at 1:06 pm

  9. July 6, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    • 19 GGail
      July 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      Damn! this is my state of mind today…
      “So basically what you have are generations of police who learned police work from slave catchers and klansmen. How’s that working out?”

      Thank you Propane Jane. I knew you would understand and articulate what I’m feeling

  10. July 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    A little relief from all the pain ….

  11. July 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm

  12. 27 Neena20409
    July 6, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Hello TOD. 😦 😦 😦
    Another effing Day with yet another Killing of a Black man by a Policeman in USA. Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
    Stop the Killings, for Humanity’s Sake!
    Good Lord! This is Sick!

  13. July 6, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Mr. Sterling was executed

  14. 29 57andfemale
    July 6, 2016 at 2:29 pm

  15. July 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    When is the Kid’s State Dinner? What time. If anyone knows.

  16. 34 JER
    July 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm

  17. 42 Neena20409
    July 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    WH Presser on 7-6-16
    Sorry, TOD Family.
    At -1:10:31
    Josh “The Voice” Earnest Held a Presser today.

    It’s never OK to Assume. I assumed that Since POTUS was travelling today, therefore, No Presser. I was wrong.

  18. 43 Linda
    July 6, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Sen. Joni Ernst Takes Herself Out Of Running To Be Trump Running Mate


  19. 45 Neena20409
    July 6, 2016 at 3:14 pm

  20. July 6, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    • July 6, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      they shot him 5 times as he lay pinned to the ground….

      • July 6, 2016 at 3:22 pm

        and i am betting the house…that there will be no accountability….

        my heart weeps

        • 51 99ts
          July 6, 2016 at 9:49 pm

          They do not want to wound – wounded people can talk. Dead men tell no tales.

          I have never had to face the guns – nor the racism pf – but I do try to imagine the feelings – will never understand why some “father-in-laws” don’t slam the door on the media and say nothing. TOD has opened my eyes on so many things I spent my life “not seeing”

    • July 6, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      What is wrong with people? You can believe what the cop did was right, but you can also show some compassion for the family of that man who is dead. People now a days are cold hearted bastards. If the father does not know what it is like to walk in those protesters shoes, then he need to shut his lily white mouth.

      • July 6, 2016 at 3:48 pm

        When it comes to white cops killing black people, there will be no accountability. They will walk away free, because blacks lives don’t matter.

  21. 55 Neena20409
    July 6, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    • July 6, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      A sick racists bigot. Maybe we need to lynch him instead.

    • 57 Linda
      July 6, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      @wgrzMichael I work for Carl, I’m new to twitter & tweeted what Carl asked but made mistake of adding Lynch. My bad.

      If he works for Carl why is he using a local channel 2 (wgrz) twitter handle ?

  22. July 6, 2016 at 4:13 pm


  23. 59 Neena20409
    July 6, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Please, this is hard to watch. I didn’t. I was told.

  24. 60 Neena20409
    July 6, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    • 61 cd4biden
      July 6, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      This is not a good bill. In reality it provides for :

      – no on package label requirement,
      – no federal enforcement penalties,
      – massive loopholes in what is the definition of GMO products and what has to be labeled,
      – AND it will pre-empt all state laws that require on package labeling.

      It is not a compromise bill, but instead is a ban on GMO labeling in disquise.

      Take the time to contact your Senators to tell them to vote against this bill. Tell them to side with the people, not with corporations.

  25. 63 Neena20409
    July 6, 2016 at 4:29 pm

  26. 64 Neena20409
    July 6, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Just to put a little smile on our faces.

  27. July 6, 2016 at 4:38 pm


  28. July 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Louisiana is an OPEN CARRY STATE. Where is the call to dispatch about his permit?

  29. 68 desertflower
    July 6, 2016 at 4:54 pm


    After the recent Brexit vote in Britain, Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, commented on the fallout: “I don’t want to have a plummeting pound. But if it does plummet, I do well.”

    Similarly, in 2006, before the collapse in the housing market, Mr. Trump said, “I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy.”

    Most Britons have retirement savings and college tuition in pounds. For most Americans, a house is a major asset and a basis for a secure retirement, in addition to being where they live and raise a family.

    But not for Mr. Trump. In both cases, what is tumult for most people is for him just another way to win at the roulette wheel.

    The comments offered revealing glimpses into Mr. Trump’s mind-set as well as the essence of his longstanding business code: turn the losses of others into opportunities for his own profit.

  30. July 6, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Trump pumping lies day in and day out.

  31. July 6, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Sounds like a FUN stop for POTUS and HRC AND the Secret Service:

  32. July 6, 2016 at 5:29 pm

  33. July 6, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    There’s something really wrong with this guy:

  34. 87 Nerdy Wonka
    July 6, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    • July 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Thank you for all the tweets on this. I can’t bring myself to watch the video. What little I saw was just sickening. The police brutality and assumption of crime is intolerable. Another person dead, another child fatherless. Watching his son was one of the most heartbreaking things imaginable. May Alton Sterling rest in peace, somehow, someday.

  35. July 6, 2016 at 6:22 pm

  36. 90 desertflower
    July 6, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    They doth protest too much. They are becoming unhinged.


    Eric Trump reportedly called up The Washington Post on Wednesday to profanely rant at the reporter spearheading coverage of the charitable contributions made (or not made) by his father, Donald Trump.

    But the younger Trump didn’t offer any evidence of those donations.

    “I’m just saying, Jesus Christ, why is this guy trying to f—ing kill us?” Trump allegedly told the Post’s David A. Fahrenthold.

    Fahrenthold had meticulously tried to find corroboration for Donald Trump’s claims of generous charitable giving, contacting 200 charities associated with the businessman. The reporter found only one charity that received a donation, in the amount of less than $10,000.

  37. 91 desertflower
    July 6, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Oh dear…shoes are dropping all over the damn place!


    Florida’s AG Is Tied Up In The Trump University Scandal. And Things Just Got Worse.

    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is in a bit of hot water.
    The trouble started in June, when the Associated Press reported that Bondi “personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump” in 2013 — right around the time she was deciding whether or not to investigate alleged fraud at Trump University. Trump University, of course, is the controversial for-profit school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
    It was only four days after Bondi announced she might join an investigation into Trump University when a Trump family foundation gave $25,000 to a political group supporting Bondi’s re-election. After that money came in, Bondi said she would not pursue a lawsuit against Trump University. Two years later — one day before Florida’s crucial primary election — Bondi endorsed Trump for president.

    • 94 susanne
      July 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      better headline: Darrell Issa to Shut Down Government if He Doesn’t Get Some Attention from the Press PDQ! And No, He has Not Ruled Out the Vice Presidency!

    • 95 99ts
      July 6, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Be nice if congress did investigate people who actually did something wrong

  38. 96 desertflower
    July 6, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Time for cocktails and conversation….bbl

  39. July 6, 2016 at 7:11 pm

  40. July 6, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Well, well, well………..I’ll believe it when I see it!

    • 99 No Child Left Behind
      July 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      The Senator from Vermont, the Dear Leader of the Great Revolution, has better show up with some pretty good speech while endorsing the presumed Democratic nominee. He should not mince his words at eviscerating The Donald and his ridiculous campaign from which GOP officials are fleeing like mosquitoes. He needs not talk about what the Democratic platform or the Party should be. He should leave that for the grown ups: POTUS and HRC.

      All he needs to do is bring his young revolutionaries to the fight against the crazy right at all levels.

    • July 6, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Hate to get my hopes up but maybe being booed by House Dems woke him up?

        July 6, 2016 at 8:06 pm


      • 102 Obama Grandmama
        July 6, 2016 at 8:33 pm

        Lately I have noticed I see Jane, wife/campaign manager with Bernie all the time. It seems strange cuz it even was when he showed up in the Senate to vote. There were no other wives there. I remember historically a couple of First Ladies that tried to cover for sick or incapacitated husbands that were Presidents. Jane’s behavior almost mirrors that which makes me wonder given Bernie’s age if he does have some problems we are not as aware of as Jane is?

        • July 6, 2016 at 8:34 pm

          Interesting. I hope this isn’t the case but he sure seems to be losing his grip on facing reality.

        • 104 susanne
          July 6, 2016 at 10:21 pm

          Maybe it’s just that she’s insisting he continue this fight, and she needs to stand right there to make sure he does what he’s told. Still, not a good sign 🙂

      • 105 99ts
        July 6, 2016 at 11:16 pm

        He was hoping beyond hope – criminal charges – now all hope has gone

  41. July 6, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Funny how these ‘Open Carry’ laws don’t seem to extend to Black people….isn’t it.


    and, people want to whine about Jesse Williams speech. he told THE TRUTH.

  42. July 6, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    • 108 99ts
      July 6, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      From the link

      “We have to vote,” a young man named Earl Seiger said. “We have to select the people who make the decisions for our community.” Sterling’s pastor, Carl Williams, said this is just the beginning.

      “I will go to my grave trying to make something happen,” he said. “The ground has been polluted with innocent blood.”

  43. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    July 6, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Usually I mute Trump … but he’s so out of control during the rant he’s giving now in Ohio, I’m glad I’m hearing it. He’s gonna fizzle out, of that I am quite sure. He’ll take a lot of people with him, but not before driving Republicans crazy that he represents ALL OF THEM.

    • 110 No Child Left Behind
      July 6, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      Oh, yes! Just the image of him going down the cliff with other GOP officials by his sides at 60 miles/hour because of gravity brings a smile to my face.

  44. 111 No Child Left Behind
    July 6, 2016 at 7:35 pm

  45. 112 No Child Left Behind
    July 6, 2016 at 7:37 pm

  46. 114 No Child Left Behind
    July 6, 2016 at 7:44 pm

  47. 115 No Child Left Behind
    July 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    • 116 99ts
      July 6, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      Do we know if John Kerry has a “smart phone” ? I would like to hear his views on this – maybe in 2017?

  48. July 6, 2016 at 7:59 pm


  49. July 6, 2016 at 8:02 pm

  50. 120 No Child Left Behind
    July 6, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    The Senator from Vermont looks a bit lost. Can someone give him a cane, or a dog?

  51. 122 No Child Left Behind
    July 6, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I remember a statement like that in 2008 regarding Good Old Joe Liberman, Killer of the Single Option.

  52. July 6, 2016 at 8:19 pm

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