156 Responses to “Coretta Scott King’s Words”

  1. February 8, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Good Morning, Nerdy…TOD Family!

    Bringing this over….

    • 2 desertflower
      February 8, 2017 at 9:07 am

      So glad that you brought this over:) Share widely:)

    • February 8, 2017 at 9:12 am

      Morning TOD. This is so so true, and I agree especially with the “no name”.

      • February 8, 2017 at 9:36 am

        I like the “no name” item as well. 45 is a good moniker…and I won’t feel like I’m conjuring up something (at least not something worse than is already there)…like saying “Beetlejuice” three times.

    • 6 GGail
      February 8, 2017 at 11:34 am

      SW, thank you so much!
      Each of us should take the time to read these words and take them to heart. “No more hopeless/helpless talk”. And I like this: “Don’t assign his actions to him, assign them to “The Republican Admin. or “The Republicans”.

      • 7 Betsy
        February 8, 2017 at 10:55 pm

        I should have read those words first today after I posted a “hopeless/helpless” comment. I also like the idea of constantly assigning his actions as Republicans. I am so mad at them for voting for Sessions & DeVos I could spit.

    • 8 pkayden
      February 8, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      This is perfect advice. Love that she encourages us to speak about “The Republicans” instead of just pinning everything on Trump. It’s not about Trump. It’s about Republicans allowing Trump to ascend to the most powerful political position in the world and enabling him to run amok.

    • 9 susanne
      February 8, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      Thank you for posting this. I shared it on FB and friends have re-shared it. I especially like the part about not using the name. I’ve been trying to avoid it by using DT, but that does nothing to redirect the conversation away from him and onto the Republicans who now own him and all his dastardly deeds.

  2. 10 Anjo
    February 8, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Good Morning All – Put into Practice daily the words above of Be A King (Bernice) wise words, action to get results – print and place on your fridge or bulletin board, have on your smart phone for daily reading and inspiration….back to work

  3. 11 Judith Fardig
    February 8, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I am copy/pasting that into a word document to FAX to McConnell. Thanks!!

  4. 12 desertflower
    February 8, 2017 at 9:43 am

    More guts and balls than McConnell will EVER have!

    • 13 pkayden
      February 8, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Wow. I never knew this. That is one courageous woman. Sorry that she died before seeing President Barack Obama in the White House. She was one of the heroines who made his presidency possible.

      • 14 jacquelineoboomer
        February 8, 2017 at 6:08 pm

        Remember this? “At Coretta Scott King’s funeral, Ethel Kennedy whispered to Barack Obama: ‘The torch is being passed to you.'”

  5. February 8, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Wednesday morning. Congrats swbluega, on being first this morning.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and for the sacrifices you’re making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I hope your day is packed with mind-blowing-excitement, heartwarming-surprises, and jaw-dropping-hullabaloos today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    I am thankful to God that I lived to witness one of the greatest President of The United States of America in President Barack Hussein Obama ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  6. 16 desertflower
    February 8, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Facts Matter

  7. February 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Splendid worthy wonderful salute to this day. I wanted this so much after seeing the news on twitter that Mrs. King’s message had been shut down by the White Supremacy Fraternity that is in in possession of our Ship of State right now. I planned to look it up and post it on FB but I would have gotten distracted. And here it is, thanks to the excellent powerful genius actions of Ms. NerdyWonka, flame-keeper, editor, creator, curator, idea-fountain and hilarious incisive justice-warrior extraordinaire. Without your tenacious TOD engineering and orchestrating, I would be lost, and so would many more souls. Thankful for youNW! Good morning Ms. Chips! Greetings RanMan! Congratulations on First, swbluega! A brand new day to exist in power and determination and energy and honor! #forward #resist #yeswecan

  8. 22 JER
    February 8, 2017 at 10:10 am

  9. 23 Nerdy Wonka
    February 8, 2017 at 10:20 am

  10. 24 whenpamelawandered
    February 8, 2017 at 10:21 am


  11. February 8, 2017 at 10:48 am

  12. 27 donna dem 4 obama
    February 8, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Good Morning TOD

  13. 29 donna dem 4 obama
    February 8, 2017 at 10:54 am

  14. 32 donna dem 4 obama
    February 8, 2017 at 10:56 am

    • 33 Jey
      February 8, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Dunno if this has been mentioned here but …
      I read over at C & L … Meghan McCain referred to Elizabeth Warren as ‘Pocahontas’ on Fox, because that’s what her president called EW during the campaign.
      I can only guess that she will be calling her dad ‘loser’ at home … in following Putin’s Puppet !

      I don’t share links from other sites often … hopefully I am not breaking any rules.

      • 34 pkayden
        February 8, 2017 at 5:46 pm

        Quite frankly since I cannot stand her, I could care less what Meghan McCain calls anyone. I have heard people call her awful names based on her weight so she needs to be mindful about calling people out of their names when the same has been done to her.

  15. February 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I consider myself a fairly good researcher when looking for facts, but I’m asking for help on this. I saw in my Facebook thread last night that 45 had fired the WH butler that has been there since Eisenhower. Said he was fired Friday or Saturday night (Don’t remember which.) When I googled, I found only one entry and it was the one that someone shared on Facebook. If this is true, WHY hasn’t it gotten out there?! Anyone know anything or a better way to search than Google? Thanks.

  16. 44 57andfemale
    February 8, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    It defies belief:

  17. February 8, 2017 at 12:06 pm

  18. 46 JER
    February 8, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    [45] in only public event today, tells cops terrorism’s worse than people think. Separately: says U.S. has a “mental health crisis”

    Yeah, mental health crisis starts with 45.

  19. February 8, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Sean Spicer Makes Up Atlanta Islamist Terror Attack

    Kellyanne Conway is not the only Trump adviser to make up a terrorist attack. White House press secretary Sean Spicer has repeatedly listed Atlanta among cities wracked by Islamist terror.
    02.08.17 1:00 AM ET

    Kellyanne Conway’s “Bowling Green massacre” isn’t the only case of a White House aide pointing to a terror attack that didn’t happen to make the case for President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order limiting travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer has repeatedly pointed to Atlanta, along with San Bernardino and Boston, as one of three U.S. cities that have been attacked by Islamist terrorists to argue that the Trump administration needed to act quickly to prevent another attack in the future.
    In a Jan. 29 appearance on ABC’s This Week, Spicer explained to Martha Raddatz that the White House needed to implement its executive order quickly, before another terror attack could take place. “What do we say to the family that loses somebody over a terroristic (sic), to whether it’s Atlanta or San Bernardino or the Boston bomber?”

    Spicer used a similar line the following day on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, when The New York Times’ Jeremy Peters asked him if President Trump had signed the executive order as the result of an imminent terror threat on U.S. soil. “Too many of these cases that have happened, whether you’re talking about San Bernardino, Atlanta, they’ve happened, Boston,” Spicer said. “Jeremy, what—do you wait until you do? The answer is we act now to protect the future.”

    The White House did not respond to a request to clarify what Spicer was referring to when he named to Atlanta in a list of past Islamist attacks. In 1996, a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park during the Atlanta Olympic Games, but Eric Robert Rudolph, a Florida-born domestic terrorist, was convicted of that bombing.

    • February 8, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      There was a bombing in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics. Turns out, the bomber was Eric Robert Rudolph, an American domestic terrorist convicted for a series of anti-abortion and anti-gay-motivated bombings across the southern United States between 1996 and 1998, which killed two people and injured over 120 others.



      …investigators linked Rudolph to bombings in Atlanta and Birmingham — the first being the July 27, 1996 Olympic bombing that killed one and injured 111.

      Five months later, a blast at an Atlanta abortion clinic injured seven people. Then, another bombing, at a gay bar in suburban Atlanta, wounded five people.

      After that attack, the alleged bomber mailed a calling card to the media, an angry letter signed the Army of God, a little-known white extremist group. It railed against the government, homosexuals, and abortion rights supporters.

      In January 1998, a fourth bombing rocked a Birmingham, Ala., abortion clinic, killing a police officer and severely injuring a nurse.





    • February 8, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      That page at Daily Beast is gone.

  20. 52 JER
    February 8, 2017 at 12:16 pm

  21. February 8, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    This is from Mayhew over at Balloon Juice about leaked healthcare changes from Dolt45:


    Trump Insurance rules

    by David Anderson

    at 8:55 am on February 8, 2017

    Politico evidently got their hands on a leaked draft rule making document for the insurance exchanges. There are a couple of significant tweaks in the rules. The most important thing so far is that the draft document accepts the ACA as it is and works on the margins. It is not an attempt to blow things up. But let’s look at the details:

    The administration is also looking to slash the 2018
    enrollment period in half. It would run from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, rather
    than through the end of January 2018 as the Obama administration had proposed.

    The logic of this rule is that a December 15th end date means every
    policy starts on January 1st. This will do two things. First it will
    give more member months total in the pool as the current open enrollment period has both February 1 and March 1 start dates. Secondly and more subtly, it will shift the enrollment of the healthiest cohort on average from a March 1 start date to a January 1 start date. The length of healthy member stay will be longer.

    This is not a bad idea. It would be similar to what happens in
    Medicare. I would tweak it slightly. I would try to line up the ACA
    open enrollment period with the Medicare open enrollment period so that we develop a national window where everyone worries about next year’s healthcare at the same time.

    • 55 idon
      February 8, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      the last tweak suggested to “line up with Medicare open enrollment” will probably come in about three years. It takes time to implement even the simplest administrative rule change

    • February 8, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      The main downside to that is, it creates an artificial scramble of action that normally doesn’t exist…. bear with me…

      Here in CA, the Small Group Market (2-50) used to have Open Enrollment in May. So, if you had a business, and you decided in August to give your company Health Care… and your plan started on Sept 1st… your renewal would still be May 1st (everything like annual exams and your deductible is still ruled by the actual Calendar (Jan-Dec.)

      They changed that about a decade ago, and made your sign up date (in this case 9/1), your annual renewal date. The reason was, every company in the client/business side of the industry was super-slammed in May and had to hire an army of temps – train them (never very well), then fire them all in June. It’s super hard to get super smart employees who learn fast, who will take a two-month/6-week long gig.

      On the Agent-side, we were just slammed. You can’t hire someone, make them train, take the state test, and get licensed, all for a 6-week gig, mostly because that training and licensing and then getting an E&O policy per agent (required), makes a short term employee cost-prohibitive.

      I see why they want to do that – but it actually makes things worse, not better. If they really want to encourage people to apply early enough to get a Jan 1 effective date, they need to make non-compliance fines bigger, and enforce the mandate.

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  23. 59 JER
    February 8, 2017 at 12:22 pm

  24. 60 JER
    February 8, 2017 at 12:25 pm

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  26. 62 donna dem 4 obama
    February 8, 2017 at 12:31 pm


  27. February 8, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    For decades, there have been few photographic images of Harriet Tubman depicting how the abolitionist and Civil War spy looked in her lifetime.

    Now there’s one more.

    New York City auction house Swann Galleries has announced that it will auction a newly discovered photo of Tubman March 30. The photo shows her seated, wearing a black blouse with an overlapping white collar, and a white patterned skirt.

    Dr. Kate Clifford Larson, author of the biography “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero,” estimated that Tubman was between 43 and 46 years old when the photo was taken, placing it shortly after the end of the Civil War. At the time, Tubman was living in Auburn, where she had purchased land in 1859 from then-Sen. William H. Seward — land that will soon become part of the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park.

    The photo comes from an album owned by Tubman’s friend and fellow abolitionist Emily Howland, of Sherwood, Larson said. The same album also contained the widely known picture of Tubman standing with her hands on a rollback chair in the early to mid-1870s.

    Larson said the new photo communicates parts of Tubman’s life that previous ones have not. She’s clad in simple but beautiful clothing that accentuates how Tubman was actually petite and feminine, Larson said, whereas most of the previous photos showed a weary veteran of the Underground Railroad and Civil War.

    “What’s remarkable about this photograph is that she’s so proud and dignified and beautiful. She looks so young,” Larson said. “This is the vibrant young Tubman just coming off her work during the Civil War. She’s building her life with her family in Auburn.”

    Larson continued, “It just surprised me, and I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people.”

  28. 68 57andfemale
    February 8, 2017 at 12:39 pm

  29. February 8, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Trump’s faux-pas diplomacy
    The State Department is struggling to contain the fallout as Trump goes off topic in calls with foreign leaders.
    02/08/17 05:08 AM EST

    President Donald Trump spent much of a recent phone call with French President Francois Hollande veering off into rants about the U.S. getting shaken down by other countries, according to a senior official with knowledge of the call, creating an awkward interaction with a critical U.S. ally.

    While the Hollande call on Jan. 28 did touch on pressing matters between the two countries — namely the fight against the Islamic State — Trump also used the exchange to vent about his personal fixations, including his belief that the United States is being taken advantage of by China and by international bodies like NATO, the official said.

    At one point, Trump declared that the French can continue protecting NATO, but that the U.S. “wants our money back,” the official said, adding that Trump seemed to be “obsessing over money.”

    “It was a difficult conversation, because he talks like he’s speaking publicly,” the official said. “It’s not the usual way heads of state speak to each other. He speaks with slogans and the conversation was not completely organized.”

  30. 71 JER
    February 8, 2017 at 12:46 pm

  31. February 8, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Is anyone else having problems with Twitter fully loading? After a limited number of items, the following message is shown:

    ***Loading seems to be taking a while.
    Twitter may be over capacity or experiencing a momentary hiccup. Try again or visit Twitter Status for more information.***

    I do not have a twitter account, but usually have access to accounts that are public.

  32. February 8, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Why is he specifically attacking Nordstrom? There are other merchants that discontinued her line…or will those attacks occur in upcoming episodes?

    • 79 COS
      February 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      As a businessman, he should know that it is all about the bottom line with corporations. No one is buying her tainted goods. Most of his supporters probably can’t afford to buy her goods. He should be trying to repair all of the broken relationships which he has caused, (in 2 weeks) with our allies, instead of concentrating on crap like this.

      • February 8, 2017 at 1:23 pm

        Agree. I posted a tweet above that noted, based on the published WH schedule, he was getting his intelligence briefing at the time that he sent this text. Lord help us!

    • 81 sherijr
      February 8, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      holy shit they just have zero rules.

    • February 8, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    • February 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      I’m pretty sure no one is charged to use Twitter. Granted, Trump should be doing the People’s business and not handing it off to his pet Troll, Bannon…. but to say he’s spending tax dollars using Twitter is not helping.

  33. 85 CEB
    February 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    “Nevertheless she persisted” sums up the history of feminism and is the new battle call to rally the troops, thanks McTurtle. Time after time the republicans say stupid shit or coin a phrase that is meant to demean, and liberals adopt it and give it new meaning. This is making lemonade out of lemons.

  34. 86 Nena20409
    February 8, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Hello Gorgeous TODville Community. Bless your Hearts!!!
    Congrats to Gold ⭐ winners since yesterday.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ DannyO ❤ Dudette ❤ }}}

  35. 87 Nena20409
    February 8, 2017 at 2:25 pm

  36. 89 Nena20409
    February 8, 2017 at 2:31 pm

  37. 90 57andfemale
    February 8, 2017 at 2:33 pm

  38. 91 hopefruit2
    February 8, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Good afternoon Nerdy & TOD! 🙂 Happy Wednesday everyone 🙂

  39. 92 Nena20409
    February 8, 2017 at 2:37 pm

  40. 93 Nena20409
    February 8, 2017 at 2:39 pm

  41. 94 hopefruit2
    February 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm


  42. 97 Nena20409
    February 8, 2017 at 3:01 pm

  43. February 8, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Sean Spicer v Melissa McCarthy

  44. 99 Nena20409
    February 8, 2017 at 3:07 pm

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  46. 103 Nena20409
    February 8, 2017 at 3:21 pm

  47. 105 Ann_T
    February 8, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    I don’t know if anyone has posted the entire document, but Wesley Lowery posted it on Twitter.

  48. 106 Lynn
    February 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I don’t know how any of you feel but, I am just so tired and worn out with Republicans and Democrats…It just seems like its all a big game to them…tit for tat….The only Democrat standing tall is the Senator from New York Gillibrand(?) Republicans are full of SH$T and the Democrats can’t seem to find their balls …I mean WTF!!!! You would think this would be a no brainer after the 8yrs of agony and total disrespect in which President Obama was treated!!!! I will always feel the Democratic Party NEVER REALLY stood up for BARACK OBAMA…how many times did he have to go it alone while they coward in the corner somewhere.Were they somehow pissed because Hillary lost to him in 2008,felt it was her turn????Well she got a turn in 2016,and still she lost!!!! I felt like they should have been grooming someone fresh and new….We had already seen that act before!!! I’m just so done with all of these politicians…..They will continue to eat each other…WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE ONES WHO WILL PUT A STOP TO ALL THIS NONSENSE….DEMAND BETTER…UNTIL THAT HAPPENS WE ARE SCREWED!!!!

    • February 8, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      People who opt out of electoral politics abandon the field to the right wing. “We the people” only have power through the ballot box and through party politics. Having a temper tantrum doesn’t accomplish anything. Pres. Obama accomplished change through the Dem. Party and it is only through the Dem. Party that we will rid our country of the cancer of Trumpism.

    • February 8, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      That’s why the GOP wants – for you to be too tired and burnt out to fight.

  49. 110 Lynn
    February 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    How I miss #44 these days…he tried so hard to educate the masses(citizens of this great nation) but somehow we /they were blinded!!! But I somehow I believe we can emerge victorious…just gonna take some real hard work putting in good, honest politicians to work for the ‘PEOPLE, AND ONLY THE PEOPLE!!!!

  50. 111 Nena20409
    February 8, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Finally, a sad Confirmation of a Tweet I posted here 2 days ago.
    The Smithsonian has Confirmed.

  51. 112 Nena20409
    February 8, 2017 at 3:51 pm

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    February 8, 2017 at 4:21 pm

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  62. February 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Jeff Sessions will be confirm because racists bigots always look after racists bigots.

  63. 127 Nena20409
    February 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm

  64. 128 Nena20409
    February 8, 2017 at 5:14 pm

  65. 132 Nena20409
    February 8, 2017 at 5:17 pm

  66. 140 donna dem 4 obama
    February 8, 2017 at 5:54 pm

  67. February 8, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    A force ….

  68. February 8, 2017 at 5:59 pm

  69. 143 donna dem 4 obama
    February 8, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    No I can’t possibly be awake. This has to be a long running nightmare. What an embarrassment.

  70. 147 donna dem 4 obama
    February 8, 2017 at 6:14 pm

  71. 148 No Child Left Behind
    February 8, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    What did you expect?

    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told a US senator Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s tweets about the judiciary are “demoralizing” and “disheartening.”

    In a meeting with Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Gorsuch, who’s largely been silent since Trump nominated him last week, took exception to Trump calling a federal judge in Seattle a “so-called judge” after blocking the President’s travel ban.

    “He said very specifically that they were demoralizing and disheartening, and he characterized them very specifically that way,” Blumenthal said of Gorsuch.

    Ron Bonjean, who is leading communications for Gorsuch during the confirmation process, confirmed Gorsuch called Trump’s tweet about the “so-called judge” “disheartening” and “demoralizing” in his conversation with Blumenthal.

  72. 153 No Child Left Behind
    February 8, 2017 at 6:29 pm

  73. 154 No Child Left Behind
    February 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Bunker down, good people because the boy has the nuclear code.

  74. 155 No Child Left Behind
    February 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm

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