‘Our Collective Imagination’



132 Responses to “‘Our Collective Imagination’”

  1. 1 Betsy
    March 3, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Beautiful photo. It fills my heart with joy.

  2. 2 criquet
    March 3, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    • 3 amk for obama
      March 3, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      I predicted this last week. Given the craven corrupt party that is gopee, this nightmare is possible.

      • March 3, 2018 at 8:44 pm

        Scott Walker has suspended special elections in WI…because he is afraid of the outcome….Who has the power to suspend the next Presidential election…if anyone

  3. March 3, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Imagine what it must be like to be this child ….

    …. and, beyond tragically, the millions upon millions of children suffering the horrors created and owned by the few dudes reaping the endless profits from their war machinery …

  4. 9 Dudette
    March 3, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    I think she’s a queen too! 👑

  5. 10 Dudette
    March 3, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    I am so glad the artist, Amy Sherald, is aware of the magical moment her work has created. https://twitter.com/huffpost/status/970068373362106369?s=21

  6. 11 Dudette
    March 3, 2018 at 8:05 pm

  7. 12 Dudette
    March 3, 2018 at 8:14 pm

  8. 13 Dudette
    March 3, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    • 14 Dudette
      March 3, 2018 at 8:25 pm

  9. 15 Dudette
    March 3, 2018 at 8:31 pm

  10. 16 Dudette
    March 3, 2018 at 8:36 pm

  11. 17 Nena20409
    March 3, 2018 at 9:38 pm

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  14. 25 Dudette
    March 3, 2018 at 9:57 pm

  15. March 3, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    • 28 amk for obama
      March 3, 2018 at 10:13 pm

      Even if the forgeries went undetected, what chances do the turd and his turdistans think this asshole really has to win the Nobel? Clueless morons.

      • March 4, 2018 at 1:47 pm

        They’re just so fucking stupid it’s almost mind boggling.

        • 30 Gazelle
          March 4, 2018 at 3:14 pm

          Tally, I think I read on previous threads that your job ended. You’re fab, right now breathe in/our & take it as a vacay! With your skills, hard work, I know you’ll get an even more amazing gig! ❤

    • 33 Gazelle
      March 4, 2018 at 8:57 am

      ODS continues! Morons indeed!

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  17. 35 Dudette
    March 3, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Peep this thread when you need a chucke! 😄

  18. 36 Nena20409
    March 3, 2018 at 10:09 pm

  19. 38 Dudette
    March 3, 2018 at 10:10 pm


  20. 39 Dudette
    March 3, 2018 at 10:12 pm

  21. 44 Dudette
    March 3, 2018 at 10:15 pm

  22. 45 Nena20409
    March 3, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    • March 4, 2018 at 8:40 am

      More and More states are becoming like lil countries to themselves…

      • March 4, 2018 at 8:50 am

        because of their differences..the elected reps from these states have to be able to find a way to compromise with each other…if we are to move forward…so that we can maintain our democracy…

        for instance the “Medicare of All” Crew…blasted Pres Obama because he was not able to get single payer…and compromised with the ACA…in order to move the country forward…

  23. 48 Nena20409
    March 3, 2018 at 10:22 pm

  24. 49 JER
    March 3, 2018 at 10:52 pm

  25. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    March 4, 2018 at 12:28 am

    This thread’s a hoot.

  26. 53 amk for obama
    March 4, 2018 at 1:24 am

  27. 54 desertflower
    March 4, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Morning everyone:)

  28. 55 desertflower
    March 4, 2018 at 6:25 am

  29. 56 desertflower
    March 4, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Ummm….I don’t even know what to say.

    • March 4, 2018 at 8:12 am

      It appears that every state has some kind of law like this on the books…
      here is the info for my state PA…

      Minimum age to marry in Pennsylvania is 15. Minors must have both the written approval of a judge of the Orphans’ Court Division of the Common Pleas and a written consent from a parent or legal guardian. Legal age to apply for a marriage license in Pennsylvania is 18.

      More info about child marriage…

      The age of marriage in the United States is 18, with the exception of Nebraska (19) and Mississippi (21). Every state allows exceptions to their age of marriage. Most states allow marriage at 16 and 17 with parental consent, and some states also make exceptions subject to judicial approval, or cases of pregnancy. When all exceptions are taken into account, 25 U.S. states[4] have NO minimum age requirement.[5][6] Twenty-five of the jurisdictions have a minimum age in these cases, the youngest being 13 (New Hampshire, females only).[7][6] Human Rights Watch pointed out that Afghanistan has a tougher law on child marriage than parts of the US: in Afghanistan girls can marry at 16, or at 15 with permission from their father or a judge,[8] while in 25 US states there is no minimum marriage age if all the other conditions are met.[9]


  30. March 4, 2018 at 8:48 am

    I hope this issues from some of the neighborhood get resolved in position terms. This is all such a wonderful plan.

  31. 61 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Good Morning!

  32. 62 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 9:41 am

  33. 63 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 9:42 am

  34. 64 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 9:59 am

    😄 ⚡️💥🔥

  35. 65 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 10:00 am

  36. 66 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 10:01 am

  37. 67 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 10:02 am

  38. 68 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 10:03 am

  39. 69 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 10:04 am

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    March 4, 2018 at 10:05 am

  41. 71 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 10:06 am

  42. 72 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 10:08 am

  43. March 4, 2018 at 10:12 am

    VEry Good Read….


    The United States is at a fulcrum. We are two countries—one lurching for the future, one yearning for the past—that cannot live together, because we can’t be both things. Donald Trump may have brought on the breaking point, but he didn’t create the schism. It was already there for him to exploit.

  44. 74 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 10:17 am

  45. 75 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 10:17 am

  46. March 4, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I hope you will all join in at your local marches.

  47. 77 Dudette
    March 4, 2018 at 10:22 am

    And now for a couple Moments of Cuteness

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  50. March 4, 2018 at 10:57 am

    • 83 Don
      March 4, 2018 at 11:32 am

      Yep, just the other day I got into an argument with someone on twitter that suggested that the student protesters of Stoneman Douglas were somehow better at getting their message across than the Black Lives Matters folks. I responded by saying that the power structure doesn’t give a fuck about a bunch of black people protesting as much as it gives a fuck about other protesters. Let a gunman run up into a school in a black neighborhood and kill a bunch of black students, and then let those black students protest gun laws and see just how much they are embraced by the media and the power structure and society. I could have ignored Sheila’s post, I could have just read it and kept it moving. But I couldn’t, because sometimes a person gets tired of ignoring shit like the shit don’t exist, ignoring what they think is an injustice.

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  53. 88 Gazelle
    March 4, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Just watched AM Joy & segment on Congolese mother, qualified to seek asylum, & her 7 year old daughter was taken away from her. Both are in facilities in different states. ACLU has taken over that case, but this is also happening to peoples across broad spectrum. Joy also had a clip of Kelly when @ Homeland saying that’s exactly what they were going to do as deterrent for those asylum seekers coming here. Inferring those not who’re non-white. This segment broke my heart, at so many levels.

    • 89 Gazelle
      March 4, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      Sorry, *those who’re non-white* will be separated from their kids. In other words, don’t even try for asylum if you want to keep your family together.

    • 90 Gazelle
      March 4, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      I actually yelled language at my Teevee! Yet another low in where these MoFo’s are leading this country, as media spews shiny objects.

  54. March 4, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Highly recommend

    • 92 vcprezofan2
      March 4, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      The teens involved recognize the same point Don & Sheila recognized above.

      From the article…
      “Trickier than logistics is the longer-term project of navigating the tripwires within the reform movement itself, mostly about just how much reform to push for. More difficult, maybe, is the question of how these well-off, telegenic kids will use their new platform to help amplify the voices of inner-city kids for whom gun violence is, statistically, a far bigger problem.

      They already understand this issue.
      “We know that the reason that we’re getting this attention is because we’re privileged white kids,” says Delaney. “We just try to make a difference so that those who are not as affluent, as wealthy, as we are won’t have to deal with this either. Because if you look at Chicago, there’s such a high level of gun violence. But that’s not getting the attention that this is getting because we’re in such a nice area.”

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    • March 4, 2018 at 3:49 pm

      • March 4, 2018 at 4:49 pm

        This is the winning line

        • March 4, 2018 at 4:57 pm

          Yes, thank you.

          I know so many of us carry a strong burden of what has happened to us and our families in this country. But I also VERY strongly believe that we must come together at this moment, RIGHT NOW, however sloppy and imperfect, to end gun violence, to fight for voting rights, to end this corrupt racist and fascist government. We have to fight together.

        • 103 CEB
          March 4, 2018 at 4:58 pm

          Ms. Emma Gonzalez is amazing. This awareness, recognition, inclusion is everything. These kids get it.

    • March 4, 2018 at 4:41 pm

      thank you so much for posting this

    • 105 vcprezofan2
      March 4, 2018 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks, Meta. Moving down the thread I now realize I’m late to the party re noting that the Parkland ‘leaders’ are savvy to what’s been happening (not) in other areas. ‘We will make this change together’, indeed.

  57. March 4, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    In case you don’t understand what ‘lips pursed’ means…
    Joy is Example 101:

  58. March 4, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    • 109 Sandy1110
      March 4, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      This is by design. The Trump/Putin administration is enabling the erosion of public services so that ‘pay to play’ privatization can take over.

      As has been said, WAKE UP. People need to go vote while they can.

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  61. March 4, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    AM Joy 3/4/18
    NRA: Republicans appear to side with NRA over voters
    Republican lawmakers are coming under scrutiny for NRA-ties and large NRA campaign contributions.

    Joy Reid and her panel discussion why 5 million NRA members appear to have outsized influence on many GOP Members of Congress and other elected officials

  62. March 4, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    AM Joy 3/4/18
    Qatar: Kushner company sought investment, Jared backed blockade
    Jared Kushner is under scrutiny after the Kushner family company failed to acquire investment from a Qatari entity, followed by Jared Kushner allegedly supporting a U.S. blockade against Qatar. Joy Reid and her panel discuss.

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  64. 118 Nena20409
    March 4, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Hello TODbots.
    Windy since yesterday. Rain today. Now, not too bad.
    Congrats, Betsy on your Au ⭐ Furst 🙂
    Thanks, NW!
    Thanks, Chips!
    Thanks, TODville Community!
    <3. Always!
    This is an awesome Closing argument for this young man in PA. Bravo!

  65. 119 Nena20409
    March 4, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Folks no matter how hard the Dotard, GOPers and their Propaganda machine try 24/7…….it looks like folks are waking Up ( fingers crossed), knocking on wood, etc.

    • 120 Nena20409
      March 4, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      5 is better than Zero.

    • 121 Sandy1110
      March 4, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      While Mueller racks up indictments for the Russia corruption all around Dotard Trump, Dem campaigners have many policy failures from this ‘administration’ on which to run.

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  71. March 4, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Interesting…what does the diary think…

    Relegating metal detectors and other violence prevention strategies to students of color perpetuates the lie that black people are inherently more dangerous that whites. It is this very presumption of white innocence which lands us here every time there is a shooting. Nativism and white supremacy tells us that terrorism comes with black or brown skin even though it continues to manifest as white males, and we ignore it. Metal detectors are not a fix all, but students of all levels of privilege deserve to believe they are as safe as my minority students in school.

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