The Hug Seen Around The World


92 Responses to “The Hug Seen Around The World”

  1. July 29, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Posting this request again:

    Mr. and Mrs. Kahn on LOD was completely brutal, but in a breathtakingly raw and honest way.

    If someone could post it when it comes up, please do.

  2. July 29, 2016 at 10:53 pm


    Thanks for all the work you’re doing at TOD. You are doing a yoeman’s job. You’re absolutely fabulous. 🙂

    • 8 HZ
      July 29, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Rikyrah, I concur. What a moving interview. I hope others will be able to see it.

      ((((((((((((((NW)))))))))))))) thank you for All that you give of yourself here on TOD. You are so appreciated by this feisty little senior. HZ

    • 10 Nerdy Wonka
      July 30, 2016 at 8:31 am

      Thank you so very much, Rikyrah.

      • 11 catrst
        July 30, 2016 at 11:50 am

        There are not enough thank you’s in the world or the expanse of time. You have truly sacrificed to keep bringing this truth to us.

  3. 12 desertflower
    July 29, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Mr. Khan has more moral integrity than most of the Republicans in Congress….and probably some Dems, too….He is everything being a good citizen is.

  4. 19 desertflower
    July 29, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    We need to restore the Voting Rights Act

  5. July 29, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Rev. Barber was on Chris Hayes’ show tonight talking about the NC law being stricken down.

  6. 21 desertflower
    July 29, 2016 at 11:20 pm

  7. 22 amk for obama
    July 29, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    It’s up to the voters to mete out that punishment.

  8. July 29, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    Joy Reid (sitting in for Chris Hayes) had on Andrea Mitchell. Why, don’t need to know. I just “clicked” off. Did not even want to see her rabid face.

  9. 24 FoxfireTX
    July 29, 2016 at 11:40 pm

  10. July 29, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Just love her…Watched this video several times.

  11. 28 FoxfireTX
    July 29, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Well, Trump cannot finish the day without one more outrage. This is despicable.

    • 29 amk for obama
      July 29, 2016 at 11:51 pm

      only now? what nonsense. they have been doing that for decades.

    • 30 FoxfireTX
      July 30, 2016 at 12:20 am

      Specific to General Allen for his endorsement of Hillary.

  12. July 29, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Good night TOD …

  13. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    July 29, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Our Muslim Soldier

    When he was young in his country of birth
    His loving mother would tell her friends
    This day my son took his first steps
    And the next day he would
    Try again and take two more
    And within a short amount of time
    In a year that seems like forever ago
    He was walking toward me
    One step, five, ten steps.
    Ten steps.

    The father wanted to pursue
    Some of his own dreams
    For higher education and
    To provide a happy life
    For his family
    And brought them to our country.

    They learned our culture
    They made the most of it
    They pocketed our Constitution
    They became like us
    Our neighbors, co-workers, friends
    Exactly as some of our ancestors
    Who were immigrants
    To the land of the free
    The home of the brave
    The place most of us
    Take for granted.

    In time, this son took more steps
    As an American
    Learned from his parents
    How to care for others around him
    In high school helped disabled children
    Learn to swim
    Learned from the Army recruiter
    How he could further give back
    Could become a soldier, himself
    Law school could wait as he would
    Offer a few years to the country
    Where he had walked and grown.

    The young soldier served his tour
    And was set to serve another
    And traveled to what is referred to as
    “The cradle of civilization”
    To fulfill his wartime duties
    And his parents asked him
    To stay home where he had once been
    And always would be
    Cradled in their loving embrace.

    He said he had to go.
    Our young Muslim soldier had to go.
    He had to support his troops
    He had to go.
    One day a challenge occurred
    And he looked it in the eye
    To save the Muslims on one side of the wall
    And to save his troops on the other
    He held up his hand and
    Marched into battle alone
    He marched into battle
    They say he took ten steps
    Ten steps
    And saved everyone
    Hearing the story we
    Can only ask ourselves
    How many of us
    Would have had
    Such courage.

    As we sit and learn of his life
    Of his parents’ grief and our country’s loss
    One thing we know for sure
    He believed in a God who would welcome him
    If he lived a good life
    A good and civil life
    And if his constitution stayed strong
    One thing we can imagine at the end
    As his parents grieved and
    Temporarily gave him up
    Our Muslim Soldier heard the
    Invitation into heaven
    And it was a voice calling out to him
    Or it was a feeling he got
    That it was time to take
    Those last ten steps
    And he would indeed
    Be home again.
    Mission done.
    Boots on.

    U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan
    American Hero
    Our Muslim Soldier

  14. 45 Obama Grandmama
    July 30, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Been reading definitions online of Pathological Liar, Narcissism, and Authoritarianism. Guess who they all fit? Easy question. Clue initials are DT. Yup, Donald Trump.
    Politico put out an article earlier this year related to Donald Trump and how his followers have in common that they like Authoritarianism. That the trait is not only in common with Republicans, but also involves Democrats and Independents.

    • 46 arapaho415
      July 30, 2016 at 7:29 am

      GM OG.

      There is definitely something wrong with Trump, clearly visible to EVERYONE except #Trumpaloons.

      @joshtpm hit the nail on the yesterday re: Trump psychosis (open this tweet and see his entire tweet stream [i.e., read comments to this tweet]):

      The real question is: how in the world can ANY sane American cast his/her vote for Trump? And again, @joshtpm answered this question in a different thread re: Trump weaseling out of debating HRC (rikyrah posted the beginning of the tweet stream upthread):

  15. 47 amk for obama
    July 30, 2016 at 12:20 am

  16. 48 FoxfireTX
    July 30, 2016 at 12:24 am

    And of course, one more attack in Denver, which btw, apparently Clinton pulled their advertising in CO because her lead is so large.

  17. 49 globalcitizenlinda
    July 30, 2016 at 12:32 am

    I am filled with laughter here;

    Congress Woman Joyce Beatty is my congress rep and represents a gop-gerrymandered district which includes part of the neighborhood of The Ohio State University;

    we who know her are familiar with how fearless she is; I am therefore not surprised by how she is laughing off any one who attempts to tell how she wore a dress same as melania.

    people better watch out because she can be like a scorpion and bit hard and quickly if she is goaded

  18. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    July 30, 2016 at 12:57 am

  19. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    July 30, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Just spotted this new hashtag:

  20. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    July 30, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea!

  21. 56 Dudette
    July 30, 2016 at 2:41 am

  22. 57 Dudette
    July 30, 2016 at 2:50 am

  23. 58 99ts
    July 30, 2016 at 3:18 am

    And if you thought Trump was going to debate Hillary – in your dreams (although he may try to get the town hall only – with his supporters asking the questions)

    • 59 99ts
      July 30, 2016 at 3:19 am

      No taxes, no debates – and the media says – meh

      • 60 No Child Left Behind
        July 30, 2016 at 7:37 am

        What I like with this great literary man is that his sentences are of a 5th grade level but all finish with an adjective. I believe that I will adopt this style for awhile, in honor of Captain Khan. True.

        • 61 99ts
          July 30, 2016 at 8:44 am

          I cannot understand why he is at more than 20% in any polls. Presumably it highlights the extent of hate in some US areas.

        • 62 Dudette
          July 30, 2016 at 9:50 am

          It’s because he’s really just having a conversation with himself.

    • July 30, 2016 at 10:31 am

      This is meme was started by the Sanders crew. Some other Dems did not like the original debate schedule either. Now this meme comes roaring back. Lesson for me. Be careful of what you say. It can come back to haunt you

  24. 64 No Child Left Behind
    July 30, 2016 at 7:54 am

    The Houston Chronicle, one of the largest newspapers in Texas, is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president and calling Donald Trump
    a “danger to the Republic.”

    “Any one of Trump’s less-than-sterling qualities – his erratic temperament, his dodgy business practices, his racism, his Putin-like strongman inclinations and faux-populist demagoguery, his contempt for the rule of law, his ignorance – is enough to be disqualifying,” said the editorial board on Friday.

    “His convention-speech comment, ‘I alone can fix it,’ should make every American shudder. He is, we believe, a danger to the Republic.”
    The Chronicle praised Clinton as superior in experience and on a range of issues, including healthcare, immigration, energy and foreign affairs.

  25. 65 No Child Left Behind
    July 30, 2016 at 8:00 am

  26. July 30, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Good morning TOD 🙂

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  38. July 30, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Wishing all of you have a fun Saturday … {{{{{{Chips}}}}}} …….

  39. 90 No Child Left Behind
    July 30, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Belgian police on Friday arrested two men in connection with an anti-terrorism case, the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office said.
    “Both are suspected of planning a terrorist attack somewhere in Belgium,” the prosecutor’s office said.
    “For the time being there is no connection with the terrorist attacks” on March 22 at the national airport and the metro station in Brussels.

  40. 92 PrayerWarriorforObama
    July 30, 2016 at 9:07 am

    A super Saturday to TOD family! I pray that everyone will be truly blessed today and beyond.
    As I look at that famous hug, I am wondering what the lady who could have dethroned Mitch McConnell but claimed she is a Clinton democrat, is thinking. It is clear that Clinton is an Obama democrat. I was intrigued at the number of times PBO appeared in Hilary’s introductory video.

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