113 Responses to “‘I Worry So Much’”

  1. 1 desertflower
    July 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy.

  2. 3 MightyPamela
    July 11, 2016 at 1:16 pm


  3. 5 desertflower
    July 11, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    h/t BJ

  4. 6 GGail
    July 11, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Hey NW, I don’t see my comment. Am I lost in space????? 🙂

  5. 9 Judith Fardig
    July 11, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Congrats, DF! OFA is hosting an open mic Fulfilling the Promise call tonight on new thoughts on gun violence prevention. We know we have to elect members of Congress who will vote for sensible restrictions on access to guns and ammo, but in the meantime, what else can we do to protect people of color from police brutality and all of us from domestic terrorist gun nuts.

    • 10 GGail
      July 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Make sure we elect Mayors who hire strong principled Police Chief’s and back them when they FIRE police officers who display racists points of view and decision making. All the training in the world won’t help if the person comes to the police force with preconditioned opinions about people of color.

  6. 12 jacquelineoboomer
    July 11, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I saw this “cartoon” yesterday, too. It breaks your heart.

  7. 13 Nena20409
    July 11, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Good Afternoon TOD.
    Thanks, NW for all you do.
    {{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}}
    Congrats, DF for your Au ⭐

  8. 14 GGail
    July 11, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    He’s still alive in North Carolina – and yes people, he’s white. Let’s see…he had a shotgun AND a handgun. He’s alive with no bullet wounds.

    That motorist told Wake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Donnie Farmer that a man had a firearm, and he was pointing it at other drivers on the road. According to the newspaper, when Farmer located the man, he found him armed with a shotgun.

    The deputy tried to calm the armed man down, Sheriff Donnie Harrison told WRAL.

    “Next thing you know, he’s pointing the gun at him,” Harrison told the station.

    Farmer got a hand on the shotgun, though, and was able to keep it from firing. But that wasn’t the end of the confrontation.

    The sheriff told the News & Observer that the man then grabbed a handgun from his pocket.

    “Deputy Farmer hit the man’s hand” as the gun fired and managed to wrestle the weapon away from him, according to Harrison.

    “As a deputy, you don’t ever know what to expect when you’re approaching something like that, so your training kicks in,” Harrison said, according to a CBS affiliate. “And of course when the gun came up, it was automatic to him to get that gun away from him, and he did exactly what he was supposed to.”

    The man, 62-year-old William Ray, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm and damage to property, according to Wake County jail records. Ray interrupted a court hearing to deny the allegations against him, WRAL reported.


    • 15 MightyPamela
      July 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      “your training kicks in”. Unless you think his nose is too wide, or your racist hatred takes higher priority than your training, what?

  9. 17 Nena20409
    July 11, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    • 18 jacquelineoboomer
      July 11, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      One of the sweetest pics ever! Can you imagine what he’s thinking? 🙂

      • 19 MightyPamela
        July 11, 2016 at 2:13 pm

        I can! It is my spiritual belief there are many Very Old Souls who have come back, and they are SERIOUS about the work they have to do! This young one, is not going to mess around with anyone, he is intense and he knows it! I am thrilled for the future of this planet that the youngster in this pic is face to face with the greatest man on earth right now! Together, they will get it done! 💞🕉✍☮🕉💞

      • 25 Dudette
        July 11, 2016 at 8:30 pm

        Don’t ya wanna smother those cheeks with kisses?

    • 26 vcprezofan2
      July 11, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      I ❤ this kid's let's-have-a-serious-talk expression. 🙂 🙂

      For what's it's worth, Offspring just shared this Facebook link with me. *I* am not on facebook however.

      • July 11, 2016 at 2:53 pm

        I’ve seen and shared that, vc. Say hi to ‘Offspring’ for me.

        • 28 vcprezofan2
          July 11, 2016 at 4:09 pm

          Hello there, Maryl! I just yelled out your ‘hi’ to the recipient and was told to say ‘Hi’ in return. [Hmmm, maybe I should charge him messaging fees. 🙂 ]

          • 29 mtmarilyn
            July 11, 2016 at 8:03 pm

            Are we saying “hi” to the offspring before we talk to you. We love you VC, but he is someone special to us from DC. He put up with all of us. You have raised a wonderful young man.

      • July 11, 2016 at 4:29 pm

        ❤ it! I received and shared this on my FB this am.

        • 32 vcprezofan2
          July 11, 2016 at 5:32 pm

          Hi, Alycee. I noticed earlier that I have to find someoneS to keep a closer *safety* eye on you! 🙂 I trust you will have a more accident-free summer going forward.

    • 33 jackiegrumbacher
      July 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      What an adorable face!

    • 34 purpleshoesla
      July 11, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Awww look at my ‘lil’ man. He is beautiful.

  10. 35 GGail
    July 11, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Draymond Green needs to grown up!

    “It was basically an altercation between two guys,” police said. “There’s no injuries. He was released with a $200 bond on Sunday.”

    Green is scheduled for arraignment on July 20. If convicted, he would face a maximum of 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.

    In a statement, the Warriors said they are “aware of news” involving Green.

    “At this point, we are collecting information and will have no further comment until we have a better understanding of the situation,” the team said.

    Green, 26, appeared in 81 games for the Warriors last season and started 23 games in Golden State’s playoff run to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. He missed Game 5 of the Finals for an accumulation of flagrant fouls throughout the postseason.

    He played four seasons for Michigan State under coach Tom Izzo. Green is set to join Team USA in August at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


    • 36 Judith Fardig
      July 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      I like how Draymond and Steph play together, but Draymond needs some anger-management coaching.

  11. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    July 11, 2016 at 2:10 pm

  12. July 11, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    “In looking at the Baton Rouge Police Department specifically, there are a number of policies and regulations outlined in the BRPD’s police union contract and Louisiana’s police bill of rights that make it difficult for a police officer to be held accountable for actions of misconduct or use of excessive force — even when it results in the death of another person”.

  13. 40 Allison
    July 11, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    • 41 FoxfireTX
      July 11, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Ya know, I’m beginning to wonder if there is EVER a true word that comes out of DT’s mouth. Based on tweets I’ve seen, he is on a law and order rampage today. He claims that violent crime is up and the killing of police officers is up, both of which are false. The man is a serial liar.

  14. 42 CEB
    July 11, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    While I understand that it is right and proper for PBO to be in Dallas tomorrow, I will confess to misgivings about his safety. I know that the Arlington PD will be on point, instead of the Dallas PD, but really what can anyone know about the heart of any officer. All we know are their actions in the past as well as the here-in-now. Texas is not a good place for A-A’s to be (even in the areas that are turning blue like Austin, Houston, and parts of Dallas) and I would not put it past a member of the police to let his racial hatred cause him to try to kill the president (this is a horrible phrase to write, but it reflects the growing fears that I have). Such a thing would be a blow that most of us would never recover from, especially POC (I was only 9 when JFK was assassinated and I remember every detail of that time). The only ones that I trust are the SS and God when it comes to PBO. I hope and pray that there will be such protections around him that no evil in any way shape or form will touch him, those who travel with him and VP Biden. May he find the words that can inspire a nation to do the right thing and to bring comfort to those who have been so hurt this entire summer from hatred, violence and death. A very tall order for anyone. I no longer want four more years for PBO; I want to have many years of spending his days as he chooses; I want his family to grow even closer in this new chapter of their lives. May all honors, and fortune, and opportunity rain down on him for all that he has given all of us, here and abroad. May God comfort and strengthen and continue to guide him through these final months in office, and may He help us to do the complete the work to for the first time make our shared home truly the United States of America with liberty and justice for ALL.

    • 43 CEB
      July 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Should be: “…to complete the work that will, for the first time, make our shared home truly the United States of America with liberty and justice for All.”

      • 44 misspat
        July 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm

        I said the same to a family member. She said not to even throw it out into the universe. But we all know what happened in Dallas that November day. I will lift him up and ask for protection, that’s what I will do.

    • 45 FoxfireTX
      July 11, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      CEB, the SS makes most of the arrangements. I no longer worry about him being in TX. He has been here many times for similar types of “comfort trips” (Fort Hood x 2, the plant that blew up) as well as fundraising jaunts here. He pulls a lot of money out of TX. I’m just hoping he can find the words to bring healing to the country which is so desperately needed.

  15. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    July 11, 2016 at 3:33 pm

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      July 11, 2016 at 4:23 pm


        July 11, 2016 at 4:27 pm


          July 11, 2016 at 4:31 pm


  17. 51 GGail
    July 11, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Someone else who thinks like I do…

    “In the wanton police murders of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge police and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, there is no special duty or obligation for a president to take time to give personal reassurance of support to their families. But their murders do represent a major public crisis and challenge to the president just as if they were public servants. The crisis and challenge is first and foremost too tackle frontally the endless issue of race and whether black lives are less valued than those of others.

    Obama has certainly not ignored the horrendous killings of Sterling and Castile, as he has other slayings of young blacks, such as Trayvon Martin. He has expressed agony over their deaths and the polarization and insensitivity to the lives of blacks. But this is not the same as personally visiting the scene of the tragedy to address this issue.”
    “police violence against unarmed young blacks is a relentless and horrific plague. He has pled, cajoled, and prodded the nation and even law enforcement to take proactive, reform steps to curb that violence. A stop in either Baton Rouge or Minnesota is the perfect opportunity for Obama to further drive home the message that the pain and anguish black victims of police violence suffer is a legitimate national public policy concern.”


      July 11, 2016 at 4:25 pm


    • July 12, 2016 at 6:31 am

      Once again…the President is called up on show just how BLACK he really is….i have grown weary of it….


  18. 55 JER
    July 11, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    July 11, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    GOTTA GO AND FLIP A SPATULA……………………………..<3

  20. July 11, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Just realized that the Mark Kirk “Interview” commercial is actually an MSNBC commercial. Free advertising…

  21. July 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm


    “…and a child shall lead them…”

  22. 59 JER
    July 11, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    • 61 99ts
      July 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Breakdown of congress has nothing to do with the democrats – nor are they retaliating to GOP slights. They are trying to bring sanity into the house – which has been missing since January 2009. Media can’t help themselves have to bring the democrats into a 100% GOP problem.

      Quoting one sentence

      “The Democratic threat of maximum obstruction stunned McConnell, who has worked hard to create a bipartisan appropriations process this year.” hahahahaha McConnell has been No 1 for obstruction since 2009. Only thing he is now working for is to keep the Senate majority.


      “secret meetings led by House GOP whip Eric Cantor (in December 2008) and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (in early January 2009) in which they laid out their daring (though cynical and political) no-honeymoon strategy of all-out resistance to a popular President-elect during an economic emergency. “If he was for it,” former Ohio Senator George Voinovich explained, “we had to be against it.”

      • 62 mtmarilyn
        July 11, 2016 at 9:33 pm

        This makes me so sick. If I wasn’t a nonviolent person I would be saying some very bad words and deeds. These people need to be tried for treason.

        • 63 99ts
          July 11, 2016 at 9:40 pm

          And the media would still be on their side Marilyn. If the latter did their job PBO would have had dem majorities for 8 years.

      • 64 susanne
        July 12, 2016 at 12:30 am

        Hmm.. well the way I read it, I was feeling pretty good that our dems in congress are kicking some gopbutt. Of course the rethugs have been complete idiots and jerks, and on many occasions I’ve wished the dems would act like that matters. I thought the article treated the rethug quotes as ridiculous. Just me, I guess.

        • 65 99ts
          July 12, 2016 at 3:53 am

          We all see different things Susanne – I also like that the dems are kicking butt – but I object to how bloomberg has written the article – pretending that the GOP really want to do something. They are blaming “both sides” as usual. I saw the latter first – you saw the former. Both are there 🙂

  23. July 11, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    • 67 MightyPamela
      July 11, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      PBO – Rocks My World 💞🕉✍👀☯

    • 68 99ts
      July 11, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      What I like about this is the analysis and the detail – he looks at it from all angles and comes to a logical conclusion. Those who have recently been screaming for a “public option” have given no insight into the how and why. They give no thought to governing – the object is winning – and then ???

  24. July 11, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Paging the NRA…

  25. 71 Nena20409
    July 11, 2016 at 5:29 pm

  26. 72 vcprezofan2
    July 11, 2016 at 5:52 pm

  27. 73 Anna
    July 11, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    The Immoral Minority blog has a posting regarding warning by FBI in October 2006 that “the white supremacist infiltration of law enforcement” represented a significant national security threat. Very interesting read.

  28. 75 JER
    July 11, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    • 76 idon
      July 11, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      I want to retweet this but I just can’t.

      July 11, 2016 at 8:51 pm


  29. 78 idon
    July 11, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    This is the most amazing thing evar! You have to watch it.

  30. 79 desertflower
    July 11, 2016 at 7:53 pm


    Over the weekend, more and more people responded to the killings in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Minneapolis by urging empathy. Both police and African Americans feel under siege; it was noted that a better “conversation” must occur.

    But improved relations usually come from working together on a mutual endeavor, not just talking. Ironically, the issue that can best unite these communities is one of the most divisive: gun control.

    The most anti-police organization in America is not Black Lives Matter – it’s the NRA. In the past, they responded to the proposal to ban semi-automatic weapons by attacking the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as “jack-booted government thugs.” For years, the NRA has fought restrictions on “cop killer” bullets that pierce the protective armor worn by law enforcement officers. They’ve opposed most gun control measures requested by police.

    Not only do they make the police’s job harder, they peddle the lie that America’s police are so ineffective – anarchy already reigns — that regular people must arm themselves. That’s at the heart of the increasingly dominant notion — the most noxious “new idea” of the last thirty years — that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good civilian guy with a gun. Think about it: the answer used to be that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a policeman with a gun. No more. The NRA’s big message: the police are not the answer.

  31. July 11, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Luvvie’s at it again….



    #BLAXIT: More Things We’re Taking With Us If We Leave
    Awesomely Luvvie — July 11, 2016

    This country is ungrateful as hell. You know good and damb well Black folks built this thing with our blood and sweat, literally. Now you wanna treat us like Starks at the Red Wedding and we do not appreciate it.

    If we decided to peace out and make our Black Exit (BLAXIT) like Brexit, they’d be up shit’s creek. Ulysses Burley III wrote a piece on The Salt Collective called #BLAXIT: 21 things we’re taking with us if we leave. And well, it was fantastic and you gotta read it. We just have more things we need to take with us.

    Ulysses correctly identified Beyonce, Oprah, Shonda, soul food and HeLa cells as 5 of those things. What and who else do we take with us in this BLAXIT? Well, my Facebook friends had a field day. Because if you can’t count on us for nothing else, you can ensure that our petty cup always runneth over.

    What are we taking with us when we go to New Blaxica? Hella OnyxLand? Republic of Noir? Land of Sable?

    • 81 vcprezofan2
      July 11, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Rikyrah, some of the listed items really made me laugh. A few others were quite informative; for example, I had never heard of Dr. Mark Dean and his contribution to the computer world. It’s quite true that one lives and learns. 🙂

      • 82 vcprezofan2
        July 11, 2016 at 9:58 pm

        Dr. Mark Dean, an African-American computer scientist and engineer, spent over 30 years at IBM pursuing the Next Big Thing. He was chief engineer of the 12-person team that designed the original IBM PC in the early ’80s, earning him three of the nine original patents for that device. Dean was also instrumental in designing the Industry Standard Architecture bus (which made it easy to plug external devices into IBM’s PCs), laid the groundwork for color PC monitors and led the team that created the first gigahertz microprocessor. And despite his many accomplishments shaping our modern computing landscape, Dean isn’t afraid to admit that the PC may now be going the way of the dodo.

        It’s impressive enough that he was instrumental to so many significant projects, but it’s even more remarkable in an industry where African-American representation is still an issue today. ………………………….//


  32. 83 desertflower
    July 11, 2016 at 8:09 pm

  33. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    July 11, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Believe the GOP Platform Committee is putting a lot of effort into making “junk food” unacceptable for SNAP recipients. But then one member said something like “We’re sounding like Michele Obama.” This is your GOP, Republicans – you’ve made food of all sorts political. We already heard what you did to the water.

  34. 88 Dudette
    July 11, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Moment of Cuteness 🐶🐱

  35. 89 magapie
    July 11, 2016 at 8:39 pm


    Woops, excuse me. I don’t know what got into me. Weather…. kinda hot?

  36. 92 purpleshoesla
    July 11, 2016 at 8:55 pm

  37. July 11, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    WHOA, this is wild:

  38. 98 MadameSoph
    July 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Love and light, healing, strength and inspiration to everyone here at TOD (and to Chips, wherever she is).

    Just wanted to stop in and leave these for tomorrow’s events in Dallas and NH.

    Please join me, all of you mighty light-givers here at TOD.

    I am keeping both PBO and HRC in my prayers and visualizing light and protection day and night, now and going forward …


  39. 107 purpleshoesla
    July 11, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    President Obama is hosting a conversation at the White House this Wednesday, the 13th – about our criminal justice system and wants to hear from all of us about ideas/solutions to stop this scourge. Get involved at the link below.


    • 108 arapaho415
      July 11, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      GE PSLA.

      There’s been so many historic moments during PBO’s term, seems like at least once a week, so hard to keep up and recall every one (at least it is for me).

      Josh Earnest said today that PBO is working on tomorrow’s speech in Dallas, and you just know that it’s gonna be his second “Race In America” speech that he delivered in Philadelphia before becoming President.

      We’re in for a whirlwind between now and Jan 20, 2017. MSM is nervous… mostly Pokémon and Trump/Hillary/Sanders tweets today…

      From the article:

      “The president met for nearly two hours with leaders of eight law enforcement groups Monday, informing them that he considered the killing of the five police officers in Dallas on Thursday “a hate crime” and that he would work actively to serve as an intermediary between minority activists and police.

      ‘I’m your best hope,’ Obama remarked at one point, according to the Fraternal Order of Police’s James O. Pasco, one of the meeting’s attendees.”

      And on the foreign policy front, this was reported today:

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