Mandela Day

115 Responses to “Mandela Day”

  1. 1 GGail
    July 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Again… 🙂

  2. 4 donna dem 4 obama
    July 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I’ll always cherish this photo.

  3. 5 donna dem 4 obama
    July 18, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Hollering 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. 9 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 5:19 pm

  5. 12 jackiegrumbacher
    July 18, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Nerdy, Brava to you for keeping it real and marching on while all hell is breaking loose in the land and especially in Cleveland. I love the way you keep on keeping on like a soldier carrying a flag through the battlefield. I’m reminded of what PBO told us about his daughters saying, “You be you, Daddy.” Can’t tell you how glad I am see “You be you” Nerdy.

  6. 15 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 5:27 pm

  7. 16 99ts
    July 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    The two men I have admired most in my lifetime – Mandela and Obama. Against all odds they just keep on smiling with us & bringing the best of our world into focus.

  8. 17 donna dem 4 obama
    July 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm

  9. 18 donna dem 4 obama
    July 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

  10. 20 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm

  11. 21 donna dem 4 obama
    July 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    • 22 donna dem 4 obama
      July 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      • 23 99ts
        July 18, 2016 at 5:45 pm

        And the media are still supporting the GOP. Chuck Todd prostrating himself before Trump staff is off the planet revolting. Thinks he is asking tough questions which allow the responder to preach to the converted.

  12. 24 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm

  13. 25 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I missed this yesterday!

  14. 26 desertflower
    July 18, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    And this is supposed to be the “law and order” day at the convention. Pay attention, America!

  15. 27 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 5:53 pm

  16. 28 99ts
    July 18, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Nicole Wallace is cackling on MSNBC – why does EVERY failed GOP operative get a job with US political media. They sure love losers.

  17. 29 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 5:55 pm

  18. 30 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 5:56 pm

  19. 32 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 5:58 pm

  20. 33 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 6:01 pm

  21. July 18, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    From POU:


    So on January 20, 2009 the GOP met with the objective of making newly inaugurated President Barack Obama a one termer..

    Today is July 18, 2016 and…

    President Obama has a 56℅ job approval rate..

    John McCain’s in danger of losing his Senate seat..

    The GOP Convention has descended into chaos…and it’s only the first day…

    The architect of Fox News is on his way out in disgrace

    And…. Donald Trump is the GOP nominee..

    Karma…it may not come when you want it to but it will come.

    • 37 Dudette
      July 18, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      Wooooot! 🙌🏾

    • 38 4morefor44
      July 18, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      know i’m preaching to the choir here, but none of that happens without the brilliance of president obama and his family. if there was some actual scandal or major failure during his presidency, “the news” people such as chuck todd would pile on that and be ignoring republican insanity. instead thanks to our president’s genius, they are forced to show at least some actual truth about republicans, while frantically making up things about democrats to have some sort of false equivalence, no matter how false it is!

    • 39 Nena20409
      July 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Oh can that be converted to a Tweetable Tweet?

    • 40 nathkatun7
      July 18, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Kennymack tells it like it is is! I appreciate his no nonsense commentaries at POU.Thank you so much, Rikyrah, for sharing his comment with TOD.

    • 41 idon
      July 18, 2016 at 9:35 pm

      lawd I need this in a tweet. Please!

    • 42 amk for obama
      July 18, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      LOL. Purrfect.

  22. July 18, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Raw Story ‏@RawStory 1h1 hour ago

    RNC forced to close convention chat after anti-Semites turn it into a Jew-bashing hatefest http://ow.ly/QpPv302mNaN

  23. July 18, 2016 at 6:20 pm

  24. July 18, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    JoeMyGod ‏@JoeMyGod 59m59 minutes ago

    After thousands of N-word laden pro-Trump comments, the GOP has disabled chat on its convention live-stream.

  25. July 18, 2016 at 6:21 pm

  26. 47 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 6:24 pm

  27. July 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm


    Ben Carson on why young black men should vote Trump
    07/18/16 02:36 PM EDT

    Donald Trump plans to empower the black community in the United States by fostering an environment of “entrepreneurial risk-taking and capital investment,” Ben Carson said Monday.

    “Well first of all, they have to stop and listen and recognize that the black community has been moving in a downward spiral for a while now. And a lot of it has to do with the economic situation that exists in this country,” the retired neurosurgeon told REVOLT TV in a video posted to its Twitter account.

    • 49 nathkatun7
      July 18, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      Ben Carson is really turning out to be such a tragic figure. Despite his supposed brilliance as neurosurgeon, he really comes across as one of the most ignorant person to ever run for president.

  28. 50 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 6:31 pm

  29. 53 No Child Left Behind
    July 18, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I’ve been trying to watch the first scene of the GREATEST CLOW SHOWN ON EART now playing in Cleveland but can’t get C-Span to work. The video entitled “Chaos” is allready at 7,000 views!

  30. July 18, 2016 at 6:31 pm

  31. 57 99ts
    July 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Oh my gosh – the white supremacy on MSNBC – Steve King defined it.

    And Every front page item on that liberal TPM talks about Trump or a GOPer

    When Hillary is President & the dems win the Senate they MUST be first and in front of the media ALL the time. Sadly, legislating and voting in congress is no longer enough.

  32. 58 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Leslie getting bombarded by racist trolls

  33. July 18, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    21st Century Fox responds to report that Roger Ailes is out at Fox News
    07/18/16 01:06 PM EDT

    New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman is reporting that Rupert Murdoch and his sons Lachlan and James have decided to remove Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, following a sexual harassment lawsuit by former anchor Gretchen Carlson.Sherman reports, citing anonymous sources, that the three are in agreement that Ailes needs to step down, but that there is disagreement over timing–namely whether it happens during or after the Republican National Convention.

    A spokesperson for 21st Century Fox told POLITICO, “This matter is not yet resolved and the review is not concluded.”

  34. July 18, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Gingrich: Race relations worse under Obama
    July 18, 2016, 10:09 am

    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) says President Obama has made race relations worse by criticizing the police.

    Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday, Gingrich said it would be hard to improve race relations “as long as you have Barack Obama doing what he did over the last few years.”

    Gingrich said that most would have expected better “if you’d had seven and a half years of a black president, seven and a half years of a black attorney general,” yet “Gallup reports race relations today are worse than at any time in the last 17 years.”

  35. 65 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    • 66 99ts
      July 18, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      And Trump started it – and the Republicans followed – and there goes the media – who are the best hope for a GOP win

  36. 67 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    • 68 99ts
      July 18, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      I commented somewhere on the Steve King statement – could not believe he said it out loud – the Trump influence.

  37. July 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Yeah, Speaker.

  38. July 18, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Trump fundraiser resigns in anger after floor eruption
    July 18, 2016, 05:55 pm

    CLEVELAND — A top donor raising money for Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee says he has resigned in disgust after the party muscled through a vote on the convention floor that squashed the “Free the Delegates” movement.

    Gary Emineth, the former North Dakota GOP chairman who joined the Trump-RNC joint finance committee earlier month, says he was disgusted by the floor vote and immediately texted his resignation to Priebus.

    Emineth says he’s furious the campaign and RNC worked in tandem to keep delegates from voting their conscience.

  39. 71 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 6:46 pm

  40. July 18, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Quote of the Day
    July 18, 2016
    “We don’t need another big mouth from Congress…What Donald needed was a partner who governed.”
    — Gov. Chris Christie (R), quoted by the Washington Post, apparently still very bitter about not being picked as Donald Trump’s running mate.

  41. 73 99ts
    July 18, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    It is truly disgusting that GOPers refer to immigrants as “illegal aliens”. What hatred they display with that description.

  42. 74 Nerdy Wonka
    July 18, 2016 at 6:51 pm

  43. 75 Nena20409
    July 18, 2016 at 6:53 pm

  44. 79 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm


    • 80 CEB
      July 18, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      These racists groups from the slave holders to the current GOP have always found those who are filled with self-loathing to be a Judas goat. They always take some perverse pride in being one of the few allowed to eat the white man’s scraps and think it makes a full meal. They like talking down to other Black people while their mothers and aunties shake their heads in shame. When they no longer have any use for him, he will find himself lost and friendless without the 50 pieces of gold that they promised him, for after all, who can trust a traitor?

  45. 81 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Priorities – well done!

  46. 85 Nerdy Wonka
    July 18, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Never go full white supremacist.

  47. 88 desertflower
    July 18, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    She is focused and on point. Excellent

  48. 92 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 7:08 pm

  49. 93 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 7:09 pm

  50. July 18, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    • 95 Don
      July 18, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      In my late teens and early to middle twenties I was very ignorant of the role I played in society. I was ignorant of the contributions the black man and black woman made to every civilization that ever existed. I was comfortable in my ignorance, but then I read the “Autobiography of Malcolm X” and after reading that book I was lost. I was lost because I came to the realization that I didn’t know anything. And from that moment on I must have read a thousand books on history, religion, philosophy, Wall Street, racism, sex, and even a cook book or two. In a way, I freed myself from my own mental chains. I said all of that to say this; it is astounding that a sitting United States Congressman would make such an ignorant, self-serving, and vapid statement.

      • July 18, 2016 at 8:41 pm

        Don, for me, it was James Baldwin, but I understand what you mean.

        I don’t know if you read Awesomely Luvvie’s BLAXIT (Black Exit) posts from last week. About everything Black folks were going to take when they left.

        The numerous inventions of Black folks made some folks upset.

        If King was told of all the comforts of his present life made possible by Black folks..he’d have a breakdown.

  51. 98 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 7:22 pm

  52. 100 4morefor44
    July 18, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    i already know steve king thinks this so not surprised by his remarks, but i’m as disgusted with chris hayes trying to cover for king after and laugh it off:

    with this entire week, in-person and online, we should be borrowing from our president and telling people like king, “please proceed, congressman.”

  53. 101 arapaho415
    July 18, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    In response to rikyrah re: kennymack1971 upthread (and commenters GGail, Dudette, 4morefor44, Nena):

    Few predicted in Nov 2008 that all the vile and venom lurking in this country’s underbelly would be unleashed by cheerleading MSM and acquiescent GOP.

    Hope historians and political scientists reveal the truth that the “Tea Party” were a group of revenge-seeking whites, unable to confront and deal with truth.

  54. 105 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 7:29 pm

  55. 106 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Not sure of time.

  56. 107 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 7:36 pm

  57. 109 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    • 110 Don
      July 18, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Awww, April has a sad, to bad she and the rest of the MSM sat their asses up at the White House and asked President Obama and his Press Secretary every asinine question under the sun. I remember April asking Josh question after question about a pack of cigarettes she thought she saw in President Obama’s hands. She and the MSM never asked legitimate questions, it was always gotcha questions.

  58. 111 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    HRC’s speech to NAACP today

  59. July 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    What’s a freakin’ “sub-group”??? What an ignoramus. Every continent in the world has contributions. WASP was so far down the chain, it isn’t even funny. READ A BOOK, Steve King.

  60. 113 Don
    July 18, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    At this point in time Donald J. Trump is the only person able to keep his head in Cleveland while the maelstrom that is the Republican Convention rages around him. He is able to keep his head because he hasn’t pushed all his chips into the middle of the table, unfortunately the GOP has.

  61. 115 99ts
    July 18, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Duck Dynasty – some fool dressed up as a hick is talking at the RNC – how the mighty have fallen

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