147 Responses to “Dance! Dance! Yay Obama!”

  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Yay Obama!

  2. January 21, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    First, Miss J O’B!

  3. 3 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Bringing this over.

  4. 5 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Lawrence just said that one-fifth or 20 percent of the population of Boston was out on the streets at the March today. Tell me more good stuff!

    • 6 jacquelineoboomer
      January 21, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      I’m so cheered up by the March that when I wrote “tell me more good stuff,” my brain went to “tell me something good,” and since #IAmOld my brain landed on this old song! Deal with it, TOD. 🙂

  5. 8 sherijr
    January 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I am back, woohoo! omg it was the most amazing day… I will say more later, but for now lemme just say: President Obama had to be one proud community organizer watching the world come out together like we did. It was brilliant.
    Hello TOD 🙂

    • 9 jacquelineoboomer
      January 21, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      How fabulous! Yes, tell us more later!

    • 10 GGail
      January 21, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      sherijr, I’m so glad you went and came back so enthused!
      I imagine that a whole lot of people will be signing up with OFA after this positive event today.
      I’m so excited!!! I look forward to your report. 🙂

    • 11 Obama Grandmama
      January 22, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Just my thoughts. Barack Obama lit the match to ignite the world’s activism by saying Yes We Can. That we have to be the ones to fight for our rights. Well maybe he was more eloquent not using the word fight. Bet he was proud of us yesterday. I use the word us loosely since I was marching in spirit only. Still using the walker but have a Dr appointment to check out my leg on Tuesday.

  6. 12 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    That was awesome:) Love them…Love Ellen:)

  7. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    This is wonderful. #MyFavoriteCity

    • 16 GGail
      January 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      It seems that every event had a massive, HUGE turnout.

      The Orange one must be seething that all these people all over the World turned out on Saturday and NOT on Friday for him. LOL!!!!!

  8. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Cher was at the March today, but couldn’t make it to the platform because of the crowds. #ThereInSpirit

  9. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    My niece and her husband attended the rally in Trenton, New Jersey. Said she was so glad they went!

  10. 21 susanne
    January 21, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    And we thank you Teresa Shook! This article is dated Jan 5– the numbers of participants clearly exceeded her wildest imaginings 🙂

    ‘HANA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) –
    Teresa Shook, a mother of two and grandmother of four, was never vocal about politics. But after Donald Trump’s presidential victory, the Hana, Maui resident said she had to do something.
    “I went to bed the night of the election just discouraged and woke up feeling worse the next day thinking how could this be? I was just sad and dumbfounded from the rhetoric of the campaign and the hatred and bigotry,” Shook said.
    That night Shook took to Facebook to let out her frustration.
    “I wasn’t sure it would go anywhere,” she said.
    After some help, the retired attorney created an event page, “Women’s March on Washington,” for the day after the inauguration in Washington, D.C.
    “Went to bed with about 40 people coming, 40 maybes. And woke up to more than 10,000 coming and 10,000 maybes,” said Shook.
    Now the page has exploded to more than 160,000 people going. It’s expected to be the biggest march related to Trump’s inauguration.’


    • 22 GGail
      January 21, 2017 at 11:57 pm

      Thank you Teresa Shook. As one famous President says “One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state,…”.

  11. 23 susanne
    January 21, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    And we thank you as well, all of you!

    ‘ The story of Teresa Shook, the grandmother in Hawaii who created a Facebook event page that attracted thousands within 24 hours, is well known. Less well known are the four activists who came together shortly afterward to steer the march with a mission statement that declared that “women’s rights are human rights,” and that marchers will stand up for marginalized individuals who were “insulted, demeaned, and threatened” during the election. These national co-chairs are: …’


  12. 24 mtmarilyn
    January 22, 2017 at 12:35 am

    People do not understand what these marches are all about. This was just on a friends Facebook page.

    Copied from a friend…

    I am not a “disgrace to women” because I don’t support the women’s march. I do not feel I am a “second class citizen” because I am a woman. I do not feel my voice is “not heard” because I am a woman. I do not feel I am not provided opportunities in this life or in America because I am a woman. I do not feel that I “don’t have control of my body or choices” because I am a woman. I do not feel like I am ” not respected or undermined” because I am a woman. I am not a “victim” because you say I am.
    I AM a woman.
    I can make my own choices.
    I can speak and be heard.
    I can VOTE.
    I can work if I want.
    I can stay home if I want.
    I control my body.
    I can defend myself.
    I can defend my family.
    There is nothing stopping me to do anything in this world but MYSELF.
    I do not blame my circumstances or problems on anything other than my own choices or even that sometimes in life, we don’t always get what we want. I take responsibility for myself.
    I am a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister, a friend. I am not held back in life but only by the walls I choose to not go over which is a personal choice.
    Quit blaming.
    Take responsibility.
    If you want to speak, do so. But do not expect for me, a woman, to take you seriously wearing a pink va-jay-jay hat on your head and screaming profanities and bashing men.
    If you have beliefs, and speak to me in a kind matter, I will listen. But do not expect for me to change my beliefs to suit yours. Respect goes both ways.
    If you want to impress me, especially in regards to women, then speak on the real injustices and tragedies that affect women in foreign countries that do not that the opportunity or means to have their voices heard.
    Saudi Arabia, women can’t drive, no rights and must always be covered.
    China and India, infantcide of baby girls.
    Afghanistan, unequal education rights.
    Democratic Republic of Congo, where rapes are brutal and women are left to die, or HIV infected and left to care for children alone.
    Mali, where women can not escape the torture of genital mutilation.
    Pakistan, in tribal areas where women are gang raped to pay for men’s crime.
    Guatemala, the impoverished female underclass of Guatemala faces domestic violence, rape and the second-highest rate of HIV/AIDS after sub-Saharan Africa. An epidemic of gruesome unsolved murders has left hundreds of women dead, some of their bodies left with hate messages. Or the 7 year old girls being sold or married off to 60 year old men, Or the millions of women sold and bought into sex trafficking.
    And that’s just a few examples.
    So when women get together in AMERICA and whine they don’t have equal rights and march in their clean clothes, after eating a hearty breakfast, and it’s like a vacation away that they have paid for to get there…
    This WOMAN does not support it!

  13. January 22, 2017 at 12:42 am

    OMG, I just got home from the march in San Francisco and it was INSANE. What a huge crowd, people from all walks of life, pouring rain, everyone VERY VERY energized. I’m completely exhausted but will write more tomorrow!!


    • 28 susanne
      January 22, 2017 at 12:43 am

      Woo hoo! Yes we can!

      • January 22, 2017 at 12:47 am

        OMG, susanne, what an incredible life experience. I’m choking up just thinking about it. I kept thinking of President Obama and knowing that his heart must be filled with joy at the vision of so many people who are standing up for TRUTH. I’m exhausted but super energized by the honor and pride of the American people and all the good people of good heart around the world.

        Good night. I need to go and kick back!!

        • 30 susanne
          January 22, 2017 at 12:56 am

          rest well, meta ❤

        • 31 jacquelineoboomer
          January 22, 2017 at 12:59 am

          So glad you went, meta, and made it back relatively “early,” to kick back! Sleep well when you get there, warrior!

          Just saw one of the signs from today that read: “You’re so vain you probably think this march is about you.” Yep, Trump, it was.

          Goodnight, TODville, and all the ships at sea!

    • January 22, 2017 at 12:50 am

    • 33 mtmarilyn
      January 22, 2017 at 1:00 am

      Way to go meta. It has been such a joy following all the marches today. Now to get all these people to vote local and calling congress.

  14. 38 JER
    January 22, 2017 at 12:50 am

  15. 39 JER
    January 22, 2017 at 12:53 am

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  18. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    January 22, 2017 at 1:03 am

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    Goodnight TOD …. beautiful history was made, today ….


  22. January 22, 2017 at 4:05 am

    I hope you all get to see the closing to SNL tonight, where the two women sing “To Sir, With Love” and the portrait of our dear forever President Obama. Then they hold a mug with the words, Thank you, President Obama. Best President Ever.

  23. 70 susanne
    January 22, 2017 at 4:11 am

    this is an article about artists leading the resistance, written a few days ago– I like their action list at the end:

    ‘ 1. Tarnish the Trump brand
    2. Expose national hypocrisies
    3. Reject official bigotry
    4. Attack media normalization
    5. Enable media effectiveness
    6. Afflict authoritarians with the constant irritation of democracy
    7. Share comic relief / encourage absurdity
    8. Mobilize creative communities
    9. Provide a space in which to demonstrate and engage / interrogate power
    10.Visualize our profound disenchantment ‘


  24. January 22, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Good morning, good people. I hope everyone is lifted by the astonishing events of yesterday. Please carry that forward and take ACTION today and every day to STAND UP for President Obama’s legacy and for democracy itself.

    Contact information for Senators:


    Contact information for Representatives:


    Share your voice at both the district and DC offices.


    • January 22, 2017 at 8:44 am

      Yes! YES!
      This was something to behold. Even in my very red Pensacola. It was refreshing, it was invigorating. My gosh, to see the sea of people across this country and then across the world joining in solidarity to stand up, speak, was something. This is the stuff that makes nightmares for bullies, people who try to dumb down and mislead. My biggest hope is that we never let up. That we continue with the same vigor we saw today. It was an unbelievable world event.

  25. January 22, 2017 at 8:15 am

    I’ve always admired Brian. He was behind the scenes on everything but you felt his respect and honor for President Obama every step of the way.
    Follow arapaho’s thread, starting here:

    • 74 No Child Left Behind
      January 22, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Thank you for posting this tweet. I am proud of Brian Mosteller and love him too, though I knew nothing about him before. I love anyone who has worked and respected my POTUS Obama.

  26. January 22, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Why is she behind the car? He left his wife behind. PBO and Michelle had to help her. Eeeek

    • January 22, 2017 at 8:49 am

      It’s impossible to mistake the glaring the way he ignores her all the time. There is clearly nothing going on between them. He is the most inattentive creep, cares only about himself.

      • 77 Don
        January 22, 2017 at 8:55 am

        Its the same way with is son Barron, I’ve never seen Trump interact with his son. I have no idea what goes on behind closed doors, and maybe Trump acts totally different with his son behind closed doors. But in public, Trump and his wife and his son all seem to be detached from each other. When Trump and his wife hold hands in public it seems to be more out of duty than because of affection.

        • January 22, 2017 at 8:58 am

          This is especially obvious after we’ve witnessed the genuine deep love and affection between PBO and his entire family. It’s apparent his every word and gesture. That is part of his MORAL FIBER.

        • January 22, 2017 at 9:58 am

          I really do believe the child is probably autistic. And I fear that out of his warped sense of perfection, they may not have sought proper help for that boy. But yes, there is a detachment there that is hardly unnoticeable.

      • January 22, 2017 at 9:54 am

        I watched the video shared by a friend on Facebook. He gets out of the car and just marches up the steps. I agree. There is nothing there between these two. I always felt that after he lost the election, she was going to leave him. But…Now she is stuck. Sometimes I feel sorry for her.

        • 81 CEB
          January 22, 2017 at 10:03 am

          She is the third wife who was pregnant with the little boy when the Deplorable One made those comments to Billy Bush. Women are objects of momentary lusts who can be easily exchanged in his view. We might start seeing some “Free Melania” signs before all of this is over.

    • 82 Don
      January 22, 2017 at 8:50 am

      You’re either born with that gene or you’re not, and clearly Trump wasn’t born with that gene.

    • 83 CEB
      January 22, 2017 at 8:53 am

      I have felt sorry for her in all of this. They are going to make her even more of a Stepford wife by orchestrating her every move and look. Being foreign born and not having the educational or the type of work experience that would give her the confidence to forge her own way and to stand up for herself, she will drown in this unexpected position. People have come to expect First Ladies to be more than mannequins. She will need to be more than white and thin in aJackie O knock-off outfit. Neither she nor anyone around her will be able to get it right because we now look for authenticity and this motley crew is everything but that. Many of us will be more kind to her than the other side was to Michelle, but they eat their own and I read that she will be consumed.

    • 86 amk for obama
      January 22, 2017 at 8:56 am

      crass vs class.

      had to say it. carry on.

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  28. 91 CEB
    January 22, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I hope some enterprising person does a side by side with the world-wide headlines and celebrations of PBO’s inauguration with the shit show that was held on 1/20/2017. It will be another way to prick the thin-skinned one’s vanity. It is beyond pitiful and stupid on how he lied and complained about crowd size when 500,000 people were outside of his doors at that very moment protesting everything that he is and stands for. Even more outrageous when in 50 states and several countries over the world millions came out in protest. What kind of alternative reality does he and his hapless enablers live in? That travesty at the CIA, the fucking CIA of all places! he has no idea what they do and what they are capable of. WTF, did he think he was at a rally? How can he not realize that the majority of us and the world holds him in utter contempt? He is so tone deaf that instead of trying to make an effort (even a false one) to reach out, to try to bring people together, we will see him double-down on his usual responses to criticism. We keep saying that we have never seen anything like this fool, that we do not know what he will do, but women have shown that we do not have to wait, we can get in front and lead. Yesterday showed we do not have to be afraid or to feel helpless and alone. There are millions who feel the same and we have all of the power and the know- how to not be victims. The question for Monday going forward is: what are we prepared to do everyday to protect ourselves, our neighbors, our communities, our country and our world?

    • January 22, 2017 at 9:45 am

      The question for Monday going forward is: what are we prepared to do everyday to protect ourselves, our neighbors, our communities, our country and our world?

  29. 93 JER
    January 22, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Hello everybody.

    • 94 CEB
      January 22, 2017 at 9:58 am

      This is kind of creepy. He is a private citizen now and he should be left alone.

      • 95 carolyn
        January 22, 2017 at 10:15 am

        The world’s fascination with PBO will not cease because he is out of office. Yes, he needs time alone, but I’m afraid he will be trailed constantly.

        Still feeling the glow and hope of yesterday’s march. Hope is a new feeling since November 8.

    • January 22, 2017 at 11:35 am

      I am happy for Pres Obama that he is relieved of the burdens of office and able to get plenty of rest and relaxation. My older brother has retired to a senior mobile home park and lives in that area.

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    • 101 Don
      January 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Yep, there’s a long history of African Americans being told whom to like and dislike.

      • 102 CEB
        January 22, 2017 at 10:52 am

        Yep. Both sides trot us out, promise all kinds of things and kick us to the curb as soon as it is not the thing to be seen with us. This has been true from the so-called French and Indian War straight throw to today. The next betrayal is the DNC who is already trying to figure out how to get more white people to vote democrat. Black and Brown people are going to be sacrificed in their quest. It is sad to see how they so-called Mothers of the Movement whose children have been killed by police have been trotted out by various groups but no tangible help/change has resulted. Of all registered voters who bothered to do so let us not forget that 63% of white men and 53% of white women voted for this hapless fool, a fact that I cannot get over. One of the organizers of the march basically said that they needed women of color for cover so that they would not look like whiny white women. All this talk about being intersectional and intentional is white-speak for how do we get more people out. One of the speakers yesterday, I think that it was Muriel Bower of the NAACP, pointed out the fact that 99% of A-A voters did not vote for DT and Tamika Mallory said to the crowd. “Welcome to our world of oppression.” So while yesterday was all feel good and positive, there are still some hard truths that must be dealt with going forward. We will not be used again.

  32. 107 Don
    January 22, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Yesterday made it so easy for Democrats to stand up and fight, any Democrat that can’t or won’t stand up and fight for whatever needs to be voted out of office.

  33. 109 Jey
    January 22, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Good morning everyone.

    What is it with Republicans and their war against women???
    I don’t believe any amount of Obama care coverage can cure whatever it is that afflicts them.
    First thing I hear on CBC radio news today … Putin’s Puppet rolling back abortion rights.

  34. 110 No Child Left Behind
    January 22, 2017 at 10:17 am

  35. 111 desertflower
    January 22, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Morning everyone…just catching up on the goodness that was yesterday’s march….People feel EMPOWERED and that’s a good thing! As much as I’m so thrilled and proud to see this outpouring of energy and coming together, part of this makes my heartache. We should have felt this BEFORE the shitforbrains stole an election. We should have listened to PBO, FLOTUS etc. BEFORE we were on the backend of the shitstorm. I am thrilled that we are standing up and speaking out, but he still holds that pen, that will sign the paper, that will have horrible and life altering consequences for so many people….We needed to stand up and show out and vote like nobody’s business BEFORE this man could take an ax to the progress that we made. Bittersweet. That’s all I’m saying….

    That said, check your emails because there is a webcast and conference call tonight regarding organizing going forward and carrying this energy beyond yesterday…the hard, arduous work of democracy now begins for us. Indivisible/MoveOn/ Women’s groups are joining together for this phone call tonight…I hesitate to post the info straight up, because we are not the only ones that read this info…don’t want any spoilers to the conference call…you know, spies:)

    Women and the men that respect us will move this mountain. I can feel it:)

  36. 113 No Child Left Behind
    January 22, 2017 at 10:21 am

  37. 115 No Child Left Behind
    January 22, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Hmm, someone just found his balls.

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  39. 117 No Child Left Behind
    January 22, 2017 at 10:25 am

  40. 118 Don
    January 22, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Is it me or does Chuck Schumer look like he had some work done?

  41. 119 GGAIL
    January 22, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I want to thank all of the TOD family and lurkers who participated yesterday. You Rock!

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  43. 125 JER
    January 22, 2017 at 10:45 am

  44. January 22, 2017 at 10:57 am

    The woman who organized our march is a conservative Christian who decided to open her eyes.

    My thoughts here:
    This day was exciting in itself just to watch people of all walks of life gather together to share and aspire to a common goal — freedom, equality, fairness and justice. It started off with a torrential downpour, lightening and all. But none of that stopped this determined group. People came together to fight for something bigger than ourselves. I went to the March alone, but met strangers who share the same desires of a better future for ourselves and our children. We were a diverse group of women, men, children, young and the young at heart. My very first encounter was with a 70-year-old retired OR nurse.

    Being the Twitter junkie that I am, I immediately asked her to take a picture of her sign. It was one with a quote by Gloria Steinem: “The truth shall set you Free, but first it will piss you off.” She told me that she had met Ms. Steinem back in 1968 at the Pentagon at a Vietnam rally. We talked a bit about the current climate in the country. By now the rain was pouring down and with flashes of lightening. So, we were being told to fan out for fear of the lightening and regroup around 11 or 11:30 a.m. We both decided to stay put.
    And right there, standing next to me, was a young woman I had been talking to, who looked to be in her mid to late 20’s with her little dog, Lady. We talked a bit about Lady and whether she was afraid of the lightening. But if Lady could speak, she would have told us not really, because she seemed to be taking it all in stride.

    Then there was the woman, who gave me a giant black trash bag that I ended up wearing as my rain coat. Shortly thereafter, we gathered at the rally site to hear the speaker address the group before starting the march. As she began speaking and rain started pouring again, another lady invited me to share her umbrella. Actually, there were four of us standing under that one umbrella. LOL. Then scouring the crowd, I saw my former co-worker, Tara Blankenship. I made a bee line over to her, and there standing alongside her, were, Jackie Joseph and Annette Cormier, and later Deanna Bailey walked up. All my former co-workers — and a small reunion of sorts — but it was fun. We ended up walking in the march together. I was also thrilled to see Lori Deneke Bane, my fellow Yes We Can Pensacola volunteer. We chit chatted a bit about the job we will be doing tomorrow, picking fruits to donate to the needy, before I made it back to where my former co-workers were.

    As I listened to the speaker, who also organized this march, the themes she struck, reminded me of something President Barack Obama constantly talks to us about — the common humanity, we share as a people — no matter your race, sex, where you come from, who you love. She talked about her own Christian background and how she came around to question and not just accept everything she was told. It was refreshing as she asked everyone to reach into themselves and seek their own answers. Don’t minimize the feelings of others, for example she said. Don’t play down the concerns of a person of color who may describe a racist action he or she experiences, or if someone complains about sexism, don’t dismiss it out of hand. Seek to educate yourself about others outside your circle, she implored.

    We have more in common than divides us, I could hear President Obama’s voice in my head, as she asked us all to empathize with others, and seek to understand their plight. It was a powerful message and welcoming one, I thought.
    The political junkie in me, says this is only the beginning of a conversation we need to speak about loudly and continually. This must continue until we see meaningful change and we must not be quiet about it.

    To quote Dr. Martin Luther King:
    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
    So, I hope we continue to scream from the rafters, as we digest the message we heard today, and perhaps apply those lessons in our own daily lives.

    Rain, lightening, cold — all in all — it was a day well worth my taking part in this event.

    • January 22, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Thanks so much for your report, africa!! It sounds like a tremendously rewarding experience. I’m so glad you were able to connect with great friends, old and new.

      Like you, about an hour into the event, it started to pour down rain. But no one was daunted. When the march itself began, what I found interesting was that there were so many people it took over an hour just to move one block. People were very respectful of one another, even though we were all trying to manage umbrellas in a very crowded sea of humanity. I wondered later how we all managed no to poke each others eye’s out with the umbrella spokes but it was mostly humorous gaffes with people smiling and laughing. Tthe spirit of the crowd was really something. At one point Kathy Griffin (comedian) was in front of me and everytime we got to an intersection everyone started yelling and screaming (I think that’s where the cameras were set up. LOLz). Right now the whole thing seems like a dream.

  45. January 22, 2017 at 11:13 am

    This is a very important realization:

    • 130 Don
      January 22, 2017 at 11:17 am

      I don’t think Spicer is going to last too long, you can’t keep up that much venom towards to press for too long. This guy is trying to sprint, unfortunately he’s in a marathon.

      • January 22, 2017 at 11:23 am

        I don’t know what his background is but he is anything but a professional and he has no idea how to handle the press. Now let’s see how the press handle him. People like the newly formed AXIOS (defectors from Politico) have already decided they’re going full in on propagating his lies without question. I don’t Morning Joe but from what I see RT’d into my TL on twitter, he’s never going to stop sucking up to him. So I will be taking notes on who is willing to call out blatant lies and who is not. I don’t think Spicer is long for this world if he gets this disturbed over the freakin’ numbers at his dog and pony show.

    • 132 desertflower
      January 22, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Everything they SAY will be a lie. Start there.

  46. January 22, 2017 at 11:16 am

    It was incredible to see our City Hall glowing in the dark for miles!!

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  48. 135 No Child Left Behind
    January 22, 2017 at 11:23 am


  49. 136 No Child Left Behind
    January 22, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Regardless of her imperfections (who doesn’t have any?)…

  50. January 22, 2017 at 11:33 am

  51. 138 donna dem 4 obama
    January 22, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Good Morning TOD

    Well yesterday was simply awe-inspiring. I had to go into work for a while before I was able to attend the March so I wasn’t there for the very beginning but working so close to Capitol Hill and being able to park my car there proved to be a big blessing yesterday 🙂

    Me and a couple of co-workers headed over to the March around noon. The crowd was massive but I have to say that they were the most festive, inspired, good natured crowd that I have been apart of. This event had the absolute BEST signs of any event I have ever attended (Liberals/Dems are so creative). The Obama Inauguration crowd was fun but it was soooo cold that day that people couldn’t really appreciate each other like they did yesterday. I met a family that came in from Fairbanks, Alaska (12.5 hours to get here), and people from San Bernardino, CA, Gary, IN and Austin, TX. It was a family affair. There were generations of families at this event. I was so proud to see the faces of America on display in my “born” city yesterday. People from all walks of life made it a point to be a part of this march. What made me most proud was that people seemed to understand that this was just the beginning. Honestly, there were too many people in the space that they had arranged for this event (the organizers had to have been floored by the turnout) and lord knows not enough restrooms 😦 It didn’t seem to deter anyone. We were at times packed in there like sardines but again no one seemed to mind and everyone was proud of participating. People are genuinely afraid of this Trump administration and the terror they could bring on us. That fear and the need to do something about it was on full display yesterday.

    This march I hope will be the springboard needed to inspire those who still didn’t get it. Those that think they survived other Republican Presidents so they will survive this one. This country elected a nutjob (I’m being generous here) so maybe, just maybe, seeing these protest marches all over the country and the world will get everyone who shares our values inspired to fight for them.

    Because of apathy (we far outnumber them nationally) Republicans run every branch of government and will not be extended their hand to us (although they constantly demanded that PBO do just that) so we will have to fight and demand that they respect our needs.

    I pray that we harness all that energy from yesterday and turn it into organized activism with a cause.

    • January 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks so much, Donna. I can’t imagine what it was like to be in our nation’s capitol and see this.

      I’m wondering if the marchers ever reached the White House. Do you know? For some reason, I haven’t seen anything happening there and I think the Con Man was there, so just wondering if he got a taste of the hugeness of this whole thing and the sound of the crowd.

    • 141 mtmarilyn
      January 22, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      I agree Donna. The Repubs control all the branches, the key word is control. They believe in total control and not for the people only their beliefs. At least when the Dems control they strive to make it all work for everyone. I believe this is where they will go to far. They will be affecting the people who voted for them.

      We will resist! We have to stick together.

  52. 144 CEB
    January 22, 2017 at 11:36 am

    I followed a link from another thread to find the young woman, Nina Mariah Donovan, who wrote and performed the “I am a Nasty Woman” poem that Ashley Judd performed yesterday. I saw it on Youtube and it is powerful and passionate even if the video quality is lacking. I am still looking for a page that has the actual words so that I can download them; and before you ask: remember that I do not know how to do all of this providing links, etc. and would hesitate anyway because of security concerns on some sites.

  53. 145 No Child Left Behind
    January 22, 2017 at 11:39 am

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