A Queen’s Homegoing



136 Responses to “A Queen’s Homegoing”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    August 31, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    R. I. P. Ms Franklin.

  2. August 31, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    I guess we’ll see…….

  3. 10 jacquelineoboomer
    August 31, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    I am cleaning my entire living room, floor to ceiling (kidding), as I watch. Wouldn’t be the first time I’ve cleaned to her music, but she was always the one singing it! Rest in peace, Aretha Franklin.

    • 11 vcprezofan2
      August 31, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      JO’B, if you’ve finished cleaning and there’s more to see you are welcome to come on up with your mop. I like to help friends maintain important traditions. 😉

  4. August 31, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    And, as noted at the bottom of the previous thread ….

    It’s highly likely that Bruce Ohr, Lisa Page, Andrew Weissmann, & Andrew McCabe are continuing to support Robert Mueller, comprehensively 🙂

    • August 31, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      • August 31, 2018 at 2:34 pm

        • August 31, 2018 at 2:43 pm

          Original Interviews With:

          Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State (2008–2013)
          Toomás Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia (2006–2016)
          Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia (2004 – 2013)
          Senator John McCain, Senate Armed Services Committee
          Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senate Judiciary Committee
          Congressman Eric Swalwell, House Intelligence Committee
          Steven Hall, CIA Chief of Russia Operations (1985–2013)
          Michael McFaul, U.S. Ambassador to Russia (2012–2014)
          Nina Burleigh, Journalist and Newsweek Correspondent
          Craig Unger, Journalist and Vanity Fair Contributing Editor
          James Woosley, Director of Central Intelligence (1993–1995)
          John Mattes, Bernie Sanders Organizer, Investigative Journalist
          Richard Fontaine, President, Center for New American Security
          Michael Isikoff, Author, Russian Roulette
          John Dean, White House Counsel to President Nixon (1970–1973)
          Dr. Herb Lin, Director Cyber Policy and Security, Stanford University
          Clint Watts, Former FBI Special Agent on Joint Terrorism Task Force
          Evan McMullin, U.S. 2016 Presidential Candidate, CIA Operative (1999–2010)
          Dr. Alina Polyakova, Brookings Institution, Foreign Policy Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe
          John Podesta, Chair, Hillary for America, Founder, Center for American Progress
          Jonathan Winer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Law Enforcement (1994–1999)
          Jeremy Bash, CIA Chief of Staff (2009–2011), Pentagon Chief of Staff (2011–2013)
          Ambassador Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (2005–2009)
          Scott Horton, International Law and Human Rights Attorney, Columbia Law School
          Heather Conley, “Kremlin Playbook” Author, Center for Strategic and International Studies
          Steven Pifer, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (1997–2000), U.S. Department of State (1978–2004)
          Asha Rangappa, FBI Special Agent on Counterintelligence (2002 – 2005), Associate Dean of Yale Law
          Molly McKew, Information Warfare Expert
          Alexandra Chalupa, DNC Consultant

        • August 31, 2018 at 2:44 pm

  5. 21 JER
    August 31, 2018 at 2:47 pm

  6. August 31, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    This will leave a BURN.

    • 23 jacquelineoboomer
      August 31, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      OMG. I should go away from “the news” longer next time than just half a day. Maybe he’ll be in jail!

  7. 24 JER
    August 31, 2018 at 2:52 pm

  8. 25 jacquelineoboomer
    August 31, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Chaka Kahn!

  9. 26 No Child Left Behind
    August 31, 2018 at 3:09 pm

  10. 27 No Child Left Behind
    August 31, 2018 at 3:12 pm

  11. 28 No Child Left Behind
    August 31, 2018 at 3:16 pm

  12. August 31, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    YES, Dreamers.

  13. 30 JER
    August 31, 2018 at 3:44 pm

  14. 32 Nena20409
    August 31, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    GA, TODbots.
    Congrats, VC, Ai ⭐ look mighty good on you. Furst. 🙂
    Thank you, NW.
    I have been a weeper watching Aretha and McCain. Wow. My eyes are deep red. Wow. These 2 Memorial Send off Remembrances are triggering loads of emotions.

  15. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    August 31, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    • August 31, 2018 at 4:26 pm

      Which nation is not onto that Cheatin’ Feic?
      “Trump, of course, is known for both dishonesty and for bragging about his own greatness,
      and he regularly makes dubious claims about how he is supposedly dominating the begging people on the other side of the bargaining table from him. When he claimed to have made no compromises, it is distinctly possible he was making a false claim to impress the Bloomberg journalists…The president is proud of his fondness for insults — Trudeau has been one of his favourite recent foreign targets — and of his disregard for conventions of politeness…But the Star is not bound by any promises Bloomberg made to Trump.” (Star)

    • 37 0388jojothecat
      August 31, 2018 at 5:51 pm

      Canada and the whole world know you speak with forked tongue. You are a maga lying piece of shyt.

  16. 38 Gazelle
    August 31, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Fam member won tics to US Open in fancy box. We watched Sloan Stephens win her round, nail biting. And now we’re nail biting thru Nadal match. 😂 So much fun!

  17. 43 0388jojothecat
    August 31, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Did Michael Eric Dyson just dis President and Michelle Obama because they sent a statement? I can’t stand him.

    • 44 idon
      August 31, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      All I’m seeing is references to him going all in on Trump.

    • 45 jacquelineoboomer
      August 31, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      We weren’t the only ones thinking that. Few tweets about it already.

      I hope not. He’s joined trump if that’s what he meant. Jealousy is a vice.

      • 46 0388jojothecat
        August 31, 2018 at 6:17 pm

        He’s always been jealous of PBO him and Tavis Smeally and Corney West. All three are phoneys.

        • 47 jacquelineoboomer
          August 31, 2018 at 8:41 pm

          Tavis was the first (I think) but it’s hard to say which of the three was the most jealous. Sad, really.

    • 48 jacquelineoboomer
      August 31, 2018 at 5:29 pm

      If I’m wrong, I’ll apologize. To the wall.

    • 49 joyfulmeme
      August 31, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      Yes he did. I agree with you. Can’t stand him..There he goes again with the Obama’s aren’t black enough BS. And who better than he to tell them how they should allocate their time. Way too much.

      • 50 0388jojothecat
        August 31, 2018 at 5:50 pm

        Did he go on that Poverty Road Trip with that other nut case Cornel West. I see the white media is not seeking Corney West opinions anymore now that PBO is not in office.

        • 51 jacquelineoboomer
          August 31, 2018 at 5:54 pm

          I remembered that time and thought he’d gotten past it, since I heard him speak well of President Obama, within the last couple of weeks.

      • 52 idon
        August 31, 2018 at 5:52 pm

        I’m googling trying to find what Tyson said about President Obama and ForeverFLOTUS and I can’t find it. Help!

        • 53 0388jojothecat
          August 31, 2018 at 6:13 pm

          He said, “some people send letters because they can’t stand the heat to be around black people..all this blackness in here” B.S.

          • 54 idon
            August 31, 2018 at 6:27 pm

            Damn. Dyson is one jealous mutha phucker. But I wonder if he even thought about this. When President Obama went to Kenya, Trump blocked his use of the US embassy to assist with his trip and activities in Kenya. I thought the reason the Obamas had to decline had to do with Trump denying or blocking the plan for their security. I don’t know. I just wondered.

      • 55 0388jojothecat
        August 31, 2018 at 5:54 pm

        Not digging this eulogy. Black women can raise wonder Black boys to become great Black men. She’s been doing it for generations. Aretha raised her sons just fine thank you!

        My mom raised three boys and NONE of them ever went to jail or were failures. All productive citizens.

        • 56 Ann_T
          September 2, 2018 at 5:15 pm

          I had to turn it off at that point. There were a few things that I didn’t like about the service. Dyson dissing the Obamas, the comment about black women cannot raise black boys, and the fact that some forgot that this was for and about Aretha! 😦

  18. August 31, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    OMG, his speeches just keep getting BETTER and BETTER.

  19. 58 jacquelineoboomer
    August 31, 2018 at 5:51 pm

  20. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    August 31, 2018 at 6:00 pm

  21. August 31, 2018 at 6:02 pm

  22. August 31, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    • 62 jacquelineoboomer
      September 1, 2018 at 12:08 am

      Bob – I watched hours and hours (as I’m sure many of us did) of Aretha Franklin’s homegoing earlier today, and the ONLY minor part of it that wasn’t great was Dyson’s yucky jealous comment. So I told myself not to give him “the power” over me (“When Dyson goes low, we go high”) and pretty much put it out of my mind the rest of the day. But then I got to thinking tonight (because I’m from New Jersey and it’s “hard” for us to give up things) (Ha!), hey didn’t he also put down one of his old buddies – Cornel West (who also turned against President Obama after the first Inauguration) – once, in an article? Used the anti-trump google and it popped right up. Dyson put an extreme amount of time and venom in this one, so I guess calling out President Obama – even without using his name – was but a slight rant on his jealous part. So, now, I’m back to “going high,” but not before I share this here with all y’all:


      • September 1, 2018 at 7:03 pm

        Thank you Jacqueline!!! I particularly liked the “… because I’m from New Jersey …. ” portion of your comment. ‘Going hi while others go low’ is a worthy approach. At 71, I’m more inclined to be blunt and move on 😉

  23. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    August 31, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Here’s one link to the McCain “order of service” and livestreaming tomorrow at the National Cathedral.


  24. 69 JER
    August 31, 2018 at 7:49 pm

  25. 70 JER
    August 31, 2018 at 8:07 pm

  26. 71 Nerdy Wonka
    August 31, 2018 at 8:28 pm

  27. August 31, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Serena is moving on, she defeated Venus tonight.

  28. August 31, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Tweeting out information from J’OB.

    • 75 jacquelineoboomer
      September 1, 2018 at 12:09 am

      Ha. Sweet of you to give me “credit” for finding this one. No need, but I know you can’t control your sweetness, dear O’friend o’mine!

  29. 76 JER
    August 31, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Forever FLOTUS in Mallorca, Spain,

  30. 78 No Child Left Behind
    August 31, 2018 at 11:52 pm

  31. 79 No Child Left Behind
    August 31, 2018 at 11:57 pm

  32. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    September 1, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Have a nice start of your Labor Day weekend, y’all. Here’s a little treat. And goodnight.

  33. September 1, 2018 at 9:18 am

    McCain funeral livestream is open. The start time is listed at 10am Eastern but I think that is the time they’re scheduled to be at the Viet Nam Wall??

  34. September 1, 2018 at 9:22 am

    I agree with this thread. Although it’s something we knew, I’ve been taken aback by the number of journalists who really are just flat out admitting out loud now they were in McCain’s pocket.

  35. 86 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Maybe they don’t WANT to see. Can someone send them the piece from the Legal Defense Fund that I posted yesterday?

    Click to access FINAL_Report%20on%20Brett%20Kavanaugh_FINAL_11_22.pdf

  36. September 1, 2018 at 10:01 am

  37. 89 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Supposed “enemy of the people” desperately trying to do his job for the people.

  38. 90 Betsy
    September 1, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Meghan McCain and Joe Lieberman’s speeches so far are, just wow. Very hard hitting….

    • 91 desertflower
      September 1, 2018 at 11:08 am

      They really were. I was in tears listening to Meghan and feeling her pain at the loss of her father….and heard the references to John McCain’s America…and heard the praise for that…loud and clear.

  39. 92 yardarm756
    September 1, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Good morning mates. More sadness as we lay the Maverick to rest.
    Fair winds and following seas ‘Old Man’. ⛵️

  40. 93 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 11:09 am

    I hope that I didn’t miss PBO

  41. 98 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 11:30 am


  42. September 1, 2018 at 11:31 am

  43. September 1, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Feeling nervous as i always do when President Obama delivers a speech with so much emphasis…

  44. September 1, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Morning TOD. It is so goooood to hear PBO’s voice in a national address.

  45. September 1, 2018 at 11:43 am

  46. September 1, 2018 at 11:48 am


  47. September 1, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Just watch President Obama speak…Wow. That’s still my President.

  48. September 1, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Can you just imagine Trump speaking, it would all be about how great Trump is. He wouldn’t say anything good about McCain.

  49. September 1, 2018 at 12:01 pm

  50. September 1, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    These days I cry just at the sight of PBO. What a great speech, eloquent and direct as always.

  51. 114 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    A taste of the shade thrown. Perfect

  52. 118 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    A real President

  53. 119 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 12:08 pm

  54. 120 carolyn
    September 1, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    What a wonderful speech AGAIN, from our forever president. So good to hear his wisdom and compassion and sense. Always and ever, the best.
    Loved hearing the Navy hymn. I worked for the Navy Department summers while I was in college, and the Navy has been emotionally close to my heart since then. At that time I could pay for one entire semester of a private college with what I made in a summer. I also loved hearing the congregation sing “America.” I truly love that song. We learned all verses by heart in grade school in Chicago. I still remember them. I like to hear a congregation sing, and I like to be part of a congregation that sings…..singing builds a communal spirit.

  55. September 1, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Clinton sitting stone faced with his arms crossed…..LOLz

  56. 124 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Is Lindsey Graham going to let John know how badly he’s selling him out now? He should be ashamed

  57. September 1, 2018 at 12:12 pm

  58. 131 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 12:13 pm

  59. 132 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 12:15 pm

  60. 134 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Lindsey looks lost. Or caught. Or something

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