Black Women Leading The Charge


117 Responses to “Black Women Leading The Charge”

  1. 1 desertflower
    September 24, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Many thanks, Nerdy:)

  2. September 24, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    If you blink, you’ll miss me…… (I’m literally the 2nd one.)

    Here’s the long one…. (sadly, I don’t seem to be in the 30 second version…..*cry* )

    There may yet be another one where is more of my story… (oh please universe, make it so!)

    • September 24, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      I AM FAIL!

      Here is the one I thought I was linking in the first tweet….

    • September 24, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      Is that you talking to the doctor, Tally?

    • 12 Judith Fardig
      September 24, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      I saw you Tally! Fun!

    • 14 GGAIL
      September 24, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      I see you Tally! 😘

    • 15 arapaho415
      September 24, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      GE Tally.

      I sent this to you, hoping I captured the right screen shot (confused now 😦 ):

      Also, I posted a (long) reply to Nena this morning on the previous thread re: the integrity of our voting system, mostly having to do with the fact that the “Help America Vote Act” (signed into law by GWB in Oct 2002) *requires* states to maintain a centralized digital voter registration file.

      @RubenKMajor decided this summer to challenge Alex Padilla for California Secretary of State after researching the hacking of voter registration files this summer (had never heard of him before, but he recently followed me, so I’ve taken a peek at some of his research).

      I had no idea that California is completely changing the way we cast our ballots — a few counties will change next year, but the majority are scheduled to change in 2020. Because Los Angeles county is so huge, they have more time to comply with the California Voter’s Choice Act (SB 450), which was signed into law a year ago.

      Alex Padilla was a huge supporter of SB 450 which was modeled on how Colorado handles voting. When I did a Google search, found this article from the LATimes, published in August 2016 (before the bill became law).

      From the article:
      “In most of those [58] counties, every registered voter would receive a ballot in the mail and polling places would be scrapped. Voters would be able to turn in ballots either at secure drop boxes placed around the county or at the new ‘vote center’ locations.

      Some of those vote centers would be open at least 10 days before election day, and would allow last-minute registration, a check of existing registration status and the ability to cast a vote in person even if the voter lives in a different city inside county lines. The bill says counties should work together at transporting the ballot of a voter who lives in Ventura County, for example, and mistakenly casts a ballot in Kern County.”

      IMHO, making these changes now, when the very integrity of the US voting process is in question, is asking for trouble. We are at the mercy of vendors, who are not accountable to US voters at all. I’ve look at CA’s Secretary of State site, but haven’t been able to identify which vendors are supporting what here. 😦 (I do know of one vendor, which I don’t think is mentioned on the California SOS site:

      Here’s a couple of tweets from @RubenKMajor — will continue to research as time (and my feeble brain — am about the least tech-savvy person on the planet) permits…

    • 17 whenpamelawandered
      September 25, 2017 at 11:01 am


  3. 18 CEB
    September 24, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    A young legal resident from the Sudan walked into a small Church of Christ in Tenn., killed a 39 year old woman and wounded 7 more people, come critically, who are 63 to 84 years old. He was stopped after accidentally shooting himself when he was pistol-whipping a 22 year old usher. The usher then ran to his car, got his gun, and stood over the shooter until the cops came. The church members are white, the shooter black. Get ready for a firestorm. This shooter will not be fed burgers, excuses given for his behavior or his victims asked within 24 hours if they forgive him. Instead of words of grace and healing, when he finally says something about this terrible crime, you know it will stoke violence and no black or brown person will be safe. In a race war, the majority of the victims are the oppressed followed by generations of more of the harshest oppression.

    • 19 arapaho415
      September 24, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      GE CEB.

      It’s going to be horrible.

      Illegitimate AG, Jeff “White Supremacist” Sessions, and FUBAR are going to rally their base around this awful crime, ignoring the fact that the killer used a gun, which are far too easily available in the US. 😦

  4. 22 amk for obama
    September 24, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    rich assholes gonna be rich assholes

  5. September 24, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Goodnight TOD ….

    As with all things Obama, if you try to fuck with his legacy YOU LOSE, BIGLY …….

    • 24 jacquelineoboomer
      September 24, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      I have so enjoyed your TAKEDOWNS these last weeks and months, Bob, and I know you’re throwing everything into them. They give the rest of us strength, hope, and give voice to what we’re all thinking.

      Even your use of “trespassing” here says it all!

      I’m sorry to be congratulating you for being close to your wit’s end, as the saying goes, but I thank you – because so are all of us. And I will add: #ThanksObama!

    • September 24, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      Thanks Bobfr for all your work. Great photo of this sweet man above.

    • 28 jacquelineoboomer
      September 24, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      And, by the way, Bob – so glad to see the pic of this 97-year-old WWII veteran … FINALLY a man I’m “too young” for!

      Ha! Goodnight to y’all – and to all the ships at sea.

  6. 29 Nerdy Wonka
    September 24, 2017 at 9:44 pm

  7. 32 desertflower
    September 24, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    • September 24, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      If you like sockeye salmon most likely it comes from Bristol Bay. A copper mining company (known as the ‘Pebble Mine’) wants to mine copper there at one of the headwaters of the biggest Salmon Rivers we have. The slightest drop of copper messes up the salmon spawning signal. Allowing this to happen would be a disaster for the entire lower 48 who eat sockeye. Yes our PBO stopped this from happening.
      Now we must block yet another attempt by this mining company — which is willing to destroy the economies of the Yupik communities (especially in Dillingham and King Salmon) who rely salmon for canning, industry and commercial fishing.
      STOP the greedy ignorant Dotard. Ditto Pruitt. STOP copper mining.

      • 34 Don
        September 24, 2017 at 11:06 pm

        My wife loves salmon, she loves it so much that she orders it when we go out to dinner. Me on the other hand, I wouldn’t think to order salmon or a salad for dinner. I mean if a person goes out to dinner why would they order salmon, or a salad for that matter. Order a pizza or a big juicy burger. Yes, you might have an upset stomach afterwards, but a person should enjoy themselves when they go out to dinner.

  8. 41 GGAIL
    September 24, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    The attention to why Kap took a knee is being twisted and watered down. It’s not the flag, but that the flag does not protect and represent all Americans.
    MSM & dolt are being purposely obtuse

  9. 43 desertflower
    September 24, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Yup. Still a fraud. Thread

  10. 46 amk for obama
    September 24, 2017 at 10:35 pm

  11. September 24, 2017 at 10:37 pm

  12. 48 Anjo
    September 24, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I survived Maria, the winds were ferocious even tho we got just a glancing blow, my shingles (some) flew off, which caused a bit of leaking otherwise i am great and still in disbelief at the twit in the White House, hope everyone is safe and thriving since i was last here, off to catch up

  13. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    September 24, 2017 at 11:22 pm

  14. 56 arapaho415
    September 25, 2017 at 12:57 am

    With the chaos that FUBAR inflicts on us daily, the suffering that Puerto Rico is enduring is unimaginable.


    Oh, BTW, there’s no such thing as #ClimateChange (sarcasm):

    The hot weather is back for the west coast, including for the coastal areas which are usually spared the unrelenting heat:

    Good night, everyone.

  15. September 25, 2017 at 8:31 am

  16. September 25, 2017 at 8:39 am

    • September 25, 2017 at 8:41 am

  17. September 25, 2017 at 8:40 am

    KEY: Grassidy 2.0 is health insurance for healthy ppl, boondoggle 4 red states, robs Medicaid, and won’t be properly scored. A disgrace. 15/

    — Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) September 25, 2017

  18. September 25, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Good Monday morning, TODville.

  19. 69 amk for da kenyan warned ya all
    September 25, 2017 at 9:00 am

  20. 70 whenpamelawandered
    September 25, 2017 at 9:01 am


  21. 71 Nena20409
    September 25, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Good, Good Morning, TODbots.

    Not all NASCAR people are Dotards or wicked crude racists as Trump Thinks.

  22. 72 Nena20409
    September 25, 2017 at 9:21 am

  23. 73 No Child Left Behind
    September 25, 2017 at 9:23 am

  24. 74 desertflower
    September 25, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Heroes. Morning everyone. Keep making those calls! Called mine already this morning…

  25. 75 No Child Left Behind
    September 25, 2017 at 9:28 am

  26. 76 No Child Left Behind
    September 25, 2017 at 9:29 am

    • 77 desertflower
      September 25, 2017 at 9:34 am

      I’m certain that we’ll hear “Lock him up!” any moment now…….any moment……(he started doing this the very moment he entered the WH)

  27. September 25, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Here’s the new Graham-Cassidy bill

    Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy have revised their health-care bill, allowing states to loosen more of the Affordable Care Act’s regulations while diverting more money to the states whose senators hold the deciding votes on the legislation. They will formally release the revised measure tomorrow.

    Why it matters: The deadline to pass a bill with just 50 votes is Saturday.

    The Congressional Budget Office is expected to release preliminary estimates this week of the initial — and now outdated — version of the bill. With the clock ticking and little time for independent economic analyses, Graham and Cassidy are making a last-minute play for senators who have been critical not only of the bill’s contents, but of the rushed process, too.

    What’s different: According to Graham and Cassidy’s analysis, the revised bill would direct more money to Alaska, Arizona, Kentucky and Maine, compared with earlier versions. But it would still reduce overall federal funding to those states — whose Republican senators are, for now, opposed to the bill or undecided.

  28. September 25, 2017 at 9:35 am

    1) They entirely ignore the cap to non-ACA Medicaid – which grows over time – a cut estimated at $1 trillion from ’20-’36 for prior draft

    — Jacob Leibenluft (@jleibenluft) September 25, 2017

  29. September 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

    What’s a trillion dollars among friends
    by David Anderson
    at 8:47 am on September 25, 2017.

    Cassidy-Graham 2.0 came out last night. There are some major policy changes in it:

    No need for states to submit waivers
    States must submit a plan
    Plan does not define “Affordable” or “Adequate” or “pre-exisiting condition”
    No specification of consequences or recourse if the state plan that was submitted failed to meet its objectives
    States define their own Essential Health Benefits, out of pocket maximums and community rating
    Risk pools can be split
    There are a bunch of political provisions. Several are aimed at shoveling money to Alaska, but those are not the important provisions. The policy matters more.

    The bill sponsors also released their estimates of state effects. They use magical math.

  30. September 25, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Protesters against Republican Obamacare repeal make it personal
    Rachel Maddow reports on protests and activism around the United States against the latest Republican effort to kill Obamacare.

  31. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    September 25, 2017 at 9:47 am


  32. 83 amk for throw out the traitorous thug
    September 25, 2017 at 9:51 am

  33. 86 desertflower
    September 25, 2017 at 9:57 am

    • 87 Don
      September 25, 2017 at 11:18 am

      What can scar you in life so badly that you can look someone in the eye that sits in a wheelchair and tell them to their face that you are going to make their life harder for them on purpose?

  34. 88 desertflower
    September 25, 2017 at 9:58 am

  35. 89 amk for obama
    September 25, 2017 at 10:16 am

  36. September 25, 2017 at 10:17 am

    THIS creep show is about RACISM.

  37. September 25, 2017 at 10:20 am


  38. September 25, 2017 at 10:23 am


    GOP lawmaker: Arizona should recall McCain over cancer
    BY MALLORY SHELBOURNE – 09/25/17 09:53 AM EDT

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Monday that Arizona should recall Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) while he undergoes cancer treatment, saying that McCain’s ouster would give Arizonans a senator who keeps his word.

    Gohmert’s remarks come after McCain announced his opposition to the latest GOP attempt to repeal ObamaCare, putting the bill closer to failure and enraging Republicans.

    “You know, nothing inhibits recovery from cancer like stress. I think that Arizona could help him and us. Recall him, let him, you know, fight successfully this terrible cancer. And let’s get somebody in here who will keep the word he gave last year,” Gohmert said on “Fox & Friends.”

  39. September 25, 2017 at 10:32 am

  40. 94 desertflower
    September 25, 2017 at 10:35 am

  41. September 25, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Stupid question!!

  42. 96 arapaho415
    September 25, 2017 at 10:39 am

    GM TODville.

    A little humor for the day, “you’re looking cute, Mr. President.” 😀

    (Trevor Howard literally bumps into PBO last week at Bill and Melinda Gates’ Goalkeeper event — love how he refers to PBO as THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.)

    • 97 Niliathiel
      September 25, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Hahaha, this is awesome 😀

    • 98 arapaho415
      September 25, 2017 at 11:10 am

      After posting this (and running off to do something else) I thought to myself “Did I just type Trevor Howard?” — I have no idea what possessed me to make this error, I *know* the host of the Daily Show is Trevor Noah. My bad. 😦

  43. 99 desertflower
    September 25, 2017 at 10:42 am

  44. 100 desertflower
    September 25, 2017 at 10:43 am

    For more than 3 million people? WTF!

  45. September 25, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Since I´ve not been really active here of late with some personal issues and being busy at work I am not sure if this has been discussed on here yet. If not so: here ya go, you´re welcome!


  46. September 25, 2017 at 10:52 am

  47. 104 No Child Left Behind
    September 25, 2017 at 11:08 am

    • 105 arapaho415
      September 25, 2017 at 11:19 am

      GM NCLB.

      JHS, FUBAR is literally out to kill us all.

      Thousands of people will literally die of starvation, dyhydration, heat stroke or other preventable calamities if there is no action until then.

      A couple of tweets from a long Twitter thread:

  48. 107 amk for obama
    September 25, 2017 at 11:17 am

  49. 110 desertflower
    September 25, 2017 at 11:38 am

    BAnnon plotted yo put a mole inside inside FB per Buzzfeed

    • 111 desertflower
      September 25, 2017 at 11:39 am

      To put

    • 112 Don
      September 25, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Yes, but you can see Bannon coming towards you from a mile down the road. FB is supposed to be the pinnacle of when technology meets commerce headed by so-called forward thinkers. And they couldn’t see this drunk, bloated, and racist opportunist coming their way?

  50. 113 Don
    September 25, 2017 at 11:40 am

    MLK chose the most passive and non-violent way to protest, and at the end of the day he was murdered by a system that didn’t see his humanity. Their isn’t a way under the sun for black people to protest that will be acceptable to America.

  51. 114 socasweet
    September 25, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Does anyone know what Caribbean island Prayer Warrior is from? Was her island devastated by any of the hurricanes? I live in Trinidad . Can i help her in any way?

  52. 115 No Child Left Behind
    September 25, 2017 at 11:55 am

  53. 117 JER
    September 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    LIVE: Former Pres. Clinton to deliver remarks at Little Rock desegregation ceremony – http://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-8?cid=share_twitter_widget

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