Celebrating People Who Made America Better

133 Responses to “Celebrating People Who Made America Better”

  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    February 1, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Hats off to Jackie, Barack, and other African Americans throughout our history who blazed the trails for many to follow. Black History should not be confined to a month of attention!

  2. 2 Judith Fardig
    February 1, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Welcome to the Democratic Primary contest, Kamala and Cory! Drop you arrogant and destructive plan to run as an Independent, Mr. Starbucks Moneybucks Schultz!

    • 3 Nena20409
      February 1, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      Let Us….Hope….that he has come to re-evaluate this dastard fantasy of his…running in 2020 as an Independent.

    • 4 prettyfoot58
      February 1, 2019 at 1:21 pm


    • 5 Don
      February 1, 2019 at 2:22 pm

      If I were a billionaire the last thing I’d be doing is running for office, I’d find plenty of things to do to occupy my time.

      • 6 0388jojothecat
        February 1, 2019 at 2:55 pm

        Sure run for office, run for House of Representatives or the Senate, replace DiFi as a Dem or Independent, but he has much knowledge about being President as the current nitwit. It’s ALL about protecting his precious MONEY!

  3. 7 vcprezofan2
    February 1, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Greetings everyone! Do check out the ‘Here Comes Obama’ vid clip at this link. It shares little tidbits about the upcoming July placement of the Obama president statue


  4. February 1, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Including you Mr Obama.

  5. 10 Dudette
    February 1, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks Nerdy! ❤

  6. 11 Nena20409
    February 1, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODbots Village.
    Thanks for a New Post, NW.
    Congrats Judith for your Au ⭐ Furst 😉

  7. 12 Nena20409
    February 1, 2019 at 1:16 pm

  8. February 1, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    • 14 Nena20409
      February 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm

      • 15 Nena20409
        February 1, 2019 at 1:33 pm

        I honestly can’t wait for Dems to start their debates…..hopefully as many as possible….🤞🤞 #CorpMedia would then Tapper off their obsession with the Dotard.

  9. February 1, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Easy question starter for 2: Why would the little russian withdraw from a 50 year-old peace-keeping INF nuclear agreement that successfully protects Europe from Russia because…PUTIN is in violation.
    -Not a Hollywood movie, trump not the Joker.
    -We’re not the dutiful wives in the cheap seats…now what.

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  12. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    February 1, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    More heroes among us …

  13. February 1, 2019 at 2:45 pm


    • 22 0388jojothecat
      February 1, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      What the HELL is Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Biden, President Obama were doing? I wish HE would just say “White Working Class Families” and be done with it.

      • February 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm

        That’s implicit, isn’t it. This is also St. Bernie’s riff. It’s disgusting.

        • 24 cos
          February 1, 2019 at 3:12 pm

          Totally agree 0388 and Meta. I really get sick of folks saying that Democrats does not have a message. MSM chose not to focus on our message. They focused on crap like HRC’s emails in 2016, and totally ignored her policies. Democratic policies always favor all working class families. Sherrod Brown is not telling the truth.

          • February 1, 2019 at 3:18 pm

            I was turned off to him when he fought PBO’s TPP tooth and nail. And now this. There’s something about knocking Dems right out of the box and implying this racism, as if he’s some kind of savior. I just cannot. (His wife was also a huge HRC fan in 2008 and emphasized that by being negative against PBO, but I digress)

            • 26 cos
              February 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm

              Elizabeth Warren even fought against PBO on TPP, and look where we are now.

              • 27 Don
                February 1, 2019 at 3:48 pm

                Oh yes, I remember that, what really pissed me off about the whole situation is that they (Warren, Sanders, and others) couldn’t even show President Obama the deference that Democratic Presidents are usually shown by Democratic members of congress.

            • February 1, 2019 at 3:49 pm

              I want a candidate to adrress the need for #Truth and Reconcilation…speak Truth to Power

    • 30 carla4obama
      February 1, 2019 at 3:13 pm

      WTH! I love our FLOTUS …but to me this shows disrespect to our President.

      • 31 0388jojothecat
        February 1, 2019 at 3:52 pm

        He was NO Obama fan, and Obama did not suffer fools like CB. I am not a CB fan and never will be but if he is the nominee I will vote for him. I don’t see him being close but maybe since he has close ties to the NY Banks.

      • 33 CEB
        February 1, 2019 at 5:17 pm

        Corey was positioning himself to be the Black hope when PBO came out of nowhere and stole his thunder. All eyes turned to Barack who got the prize and the accolades that Corey thought would be his. The fact that he has to mention PBO in this trying to be slick way shows his jealousy and aggrievement. His roll out commercial was also designed to appease white people in a way that was almost sickening. Take a close look at it if you have not seen it. Then take a look at how white male liberals like David Axelrod and Jon favreau reviewed it. CB better learn fast that dissing PBO will not go over well with Black voters.

  14. 34 Nena20409
    February 1, 2019 at 3:25 pm

  15. February 1, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    This is SO WAY COOL:

    LOVE that they mention HAND-MARKED PAPER BALLOTS.

  16. 37 globalcitizenlinda
    February 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    • 38 globalcitizenlinda
      February 1, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      I did not know much about Buttigieg, except for a few clips here and there.

      I decided to hear what he has to say … in his own words and not in soundbites;

      I am glad that I did because I have my first impression of him without using media filters that will come later as the campaign progresses;

      if you have time, please listen to these few minutes and make your own judgement

      • 39 globalcitizenlinda
        February 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm

        sorry, I should have written r. Buttigieg …. did not mean to disrespect him

        • 40 globalcitizenlinda
          February 1, 2019 at 4:16 pm

          Opps, second third try …….

          it is Mr. Buttigieg ….. what in the world is wrong with my thick fingers today??? sorry again

  17. 41 globalcitizenlinda
    February 1, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    I have my thoughts about particular candidates in the Democratic field.

    however, I decided weeks ago that I would share ANY message from ANY Democratic candidate that promotes Democratic ideas and DOES NOT attack other candidates or the party as “establishment”;.

    I am also blocking accounts that are promoting what I consider false or unacceptable messages – one strike and you are out …. I am not allowing bots or perpetual professional whiners about Democrats to be in my time … once fooled …..

  18. February 1, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Fannie Lou Hammer

    Former sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer’s Congressional testimony is so powerful that President Johnson calls an impromptu press conference to get her off the air. But his plan backfires.

    Watch “Freedom Summer” on American Experience PBS on June 24, 2014.

  19. 43 Nena20409
    February 1, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    • 44 pkayden
      February 1, 2019 at 5:20 pm

      “May go down as one of the greatest president”? No, he will go down as the greatest President. Period.

  20. 50 Nena20409
    February 1, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    This is despicable.

    This happened in 1984 at this Gov’s Medical School.
    How did he hide this stench?

    • 51 Nena20409
      February 1, 2019 at 6:21 pm

      It’s Him.
      He must be made to resign!
      #ResignNow .@GovernorVA
      He must be forced to resign…period!

  21. February 1, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Michael McFaul the fab former U.S. Ambassador to Russia spells it out.
    “The Trump Withdrawal Doctrine: Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Iran nuclear deal, Paris climate accords, UN Human Rights Council,
    Syria & INF treaty. What’s next ? None of these decisions advanced US interests. All made the US look weaker.”
    –GOP-Koch-Putin Party Response:

  22. 53 pkayden
    February 1, 2019 at 5:16 pm

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  24. 55 pkayden
    February 1, 2019 at 5:26 pm

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  26. February 1, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    • 59 carla4obama
      February 1, 2019 at 7:02 pm

      I was not expecting this…so powerful, so emotional. Crying . Please watch and be moved.

    • 60 cd4biden
      February 2, 2019 at 11:11 am

      Julie mentions how Colbert so often lets women have the stage on his show. That’s because he has a lot of sisters, and knows what they can do to him if he misbehaves. 😁 They trained him well.

  27. February 1, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    btw love to all on the 1st day of Black History Month 2019 + all the days beyond. B4 we speak we’re all equal absolutely and beyond beautiful.
    thanks to the First Couple for sharing your lives with us.

  28. 64 globalcitizenlinda
    February 1, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    one thing I am trying hard to learn is to take a deep breathe when a story comes out …. especially if it is mainly being pushed by some people whose past causes me to doubt their motives …

    I am trying to ask these questions whenever I can: (a) who originated the story? (b) who stands to gain from the impact of this circulation?

    I do not always succeed … I hope people here have better control than I do

  29. 65 Dudette
    February 1, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    I love this so much! 🙂

  30. 66 globalcitizenlinda
    February 1, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    this needs more diversity …. but otherwise, it made me chuckle ;




  31. February 1, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Oh, dear.

  32. 73 Don
    February 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    These are just some random thoughts that I have, they might not be coherent.

    President Obama was a global citizen, he was born in Hawaii and he lived in different countries. There are pictures of Obama with his grandmother in her village in Africa, his father worked for the African government in finance, I think. President Obama’s thinking as a black man is in some ways different than the average brother and sister born and raised in America. As a young man when Obama visited his father’s homeland, he saw black men and black women running the government for the most part, seeing that daily will make you think that it’s normal to see black people in power. Now converse that with being black and growing up in Florida or California, the people that run those states don’t look like you, and for the most part they’ve never looked like you. So how does seeing people that look like you not having any political power effect your thinking? To be a black man or a black woman or a white woman or a Hispanic and run for President is not for the weak. If you belong to any of those groups of people that I’ve listed, mentally you have a greater hurdler to clear than your average white male that runs for President. Psychologically speaking, if you are a minority you have been told your entire life that you’re not worthy. So, what drives Harris and Booker and Warren and Castro to run for an office that they have been told in so many ways that this office is for white males only? I remember about two years ago I had to give a PowerPoint presentation during Black History Month at work. I went through our history, then I got to President Obama. I told my audience that President Obama won’t be realized today, his greatness will be self-evident years from now when its common place for a black man or black woman or white woman, or Hispanic to hold the presidency.

    • February 1, 2019 at 8:15 pm

      Even though we so closely followed PBO around the world for 10 years, I feel like there’s still so much we don’t know about him. But one thing we know for sure is that he is strongly committed still to the cultivation of global leadership, building his foundation upon the strengths of those young leaders he invites to build and connect. And through his unique upbringing, all those travels and all that curiosity, he managed to understand what is essential in life. I do think he is an architect at heart.

    • February 1, 2019 at 8:54 pm

      yes growing up with people who look like you and all around you must build strength and confidence more easily – wherever that happens to be. PBO had a foot in a multi-ethnic world and was searching for self-acceptance (according to his memoirs). I think he turned that search outwards towards others and the future of the planet.

    • 78 miss pat
      February 4, 2019 at 12:22 am

      Dr. King said the same thing about Jamaica when he saw that the leaders were all Black, the people at the airport were all Black and he was fascinated by that. Seeing Black leaders in Kenya must have made him proud.

  33. 79 Don
    February 1, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Howard Schultz: I think taxes are….

    Ralph Northam: Hold my beer

  34. February 1, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Following adorable from earlier today…
    Teacher gave the class an assignment to choose a section of the Lous and Clark Expedition and create a diary entry. Young girl responded:
    “I am so mad! I took 3 annoying men who were very stinky to find he best rout to the Pacific Ocean, found horses, food, and peace so tribes wouldn’t attack us! I did that whole journey, but the thing is I (underlined) did most of the work not Lewis, or Clark, or my husband! It should have been called the Sacagawea expidition! I DID ALL THIS WITH A BABY ON MY BACK YET THE MEN DID MORE COMPLAINING!
    And I got zero $. like come on! I’m never doing that again.”
    (cartoon of men complaining included…teacher gave her 100.)

  35. 81 JER
    February 1, 2019 at 8:37 pm

  36. February 1, 2019 at 8:46 pm


  37. 85 Hillary Darton
    February 1, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I don’t think the Virginia Governor should resign. Steve King is still in Congress, he has not apologized like the Governor.And let’s not forget that thing in the oval office.

    • 86 Beaglemom
      February 2, 2019 at 6:03 pm

      Republicans never have to resign for their misdeeds. Remember David Vitter, senator from Louisiana, who was a regular patron at a “prestige” Washington brothel? He stayed in the Senate. It was a different sort of misdeed that did in Richard Nixon . . . .

      And I think the worst misdeeds will be unraveled around President Trump and the members of Congress who have been protecting him. Treason is a very good reason to force a politician to come to trial and spend the rest of his/her life in maximum security prison.

  38. 87 Nerdy Wonka
    February 1, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    • 88 0388jojothecat
      February 1, 2019 at 10:42 pm

      LOL,Tell it Nerdy. Did anyone see Rick “skeletor” Scott wrote in a WaPo Op-ed? The comments were hilarious. A Russian bot troll was the only defender.

  39. 89 Don
    February 1, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    I don’t know if Northam is going to make it through the weekend.

  40. 91 Nerdy Wonka
    February 1, 2019 at 11:03 pm

  41. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    February 2, 2019 at 12:27 am

  42. 96 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Morning everyone. Informative thread. This scares me… this, and so much more . At this point, I would vote for a damn dill pickle. It would be better than the morons there now.

  43. 98 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 8:37 am

    I vote for this jaguar. WOW!! What photos!!

  44. 99 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 8:39 am


  45. 100 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 9:00 am

    I think he SHOULD resign…. BUT! They never feel the same way about themselves

    • 101 desertflower
      February 2, 2019 at 9:52 am

      Or this

      • 102 cd4biden
        February 2, 2019 at 11:26 am

        So is he saying Kavanaugh can be on the Supreme Court for his “teenage prank” of sexually assaulting a young woman, but Northam in Black face has got to go?
        I know, I know….I am not defending Northam’s actions. Just trying to point out the hypocrasy of some people that a Republicah’s actions years ago are ok, but not a Democrat’s.

  46. 103 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Sad that we even have to say this

  47. 104 Don
    February 2, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Okay everybody calm down, I’m here.

  48. February 2, 2019 at 9:35 am

    I am tired of folks glomming into the Blackface with the Governor, and not talking about the totality:

    It was Blackface AND the KLAN!😡😡😡
    Muthaphucka had Blackface AND the KLAN on his yearbook page…WTF??😡😡😡
    Cause you can’t purse your phucking lips to say that some one in KLAN ROBES was just a ” youthful indiscretion ” even though you were but a mere couple of tests away from PRACTICING MEDICINE😡😡

    • 109 Don
      February 2, 2019 at 9:51 am

      Northam was already in medical school, which means he was already in the 1% in future income. What is it with people and blackface And the Klan attire? How do you draw power from walking out the front door of your house or apartment with that shit on? The fucking guy was in medical school, Me-Di-Cal school, that’s a license to print money. But how do you jump from the studying about the central nervous system to smearing black shoe polish on your face And or wearing a KKK hood and dress? But as someone on t.v. last night said, “how did this just come to light?”

  49. February 2, 2019 at 10:12 am

    DEMS will drive out of office elected officials for egregious behavior and the GOP will not… the press does not focus on that…do you think that if Northam had told about the year book, when he was running and that he is a changed man …with receipts…that he could have been elected…

    it is always the DEM side that the nation wants to hold accountable…

  50. February 2, 2019 at 10:14 am

  51. February 2, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Putin said today about the INF Nuclear Treaty:
    “The American partners have declared that they suspend their participation in the deal, we suspend it as well.”
    Said Russia will start building new nuclear missiles, including hypersonic ones – and no new disarmament. (per Vidal)
    –ANY questions about Putin-Dicktraitor secret New Cold War discussions?

  52. 116 Hillary Darton
    February 2, 2019 at 10:24 am

    After sleeping on it I’m not so sure that I stand by what I said about the Virginia Governor remaining in office. Maybe he should step down. There is a qualified Lt. Gov. to take his place, a young black man. There is nothing funny about the Klan, they terrorized black people, they were are no different then the terrorists from the Middle East, except they were white. .

  53. February 2, 2019 at 10:27 am

  54. 120 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 10:34 am

  55. 121 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 10:36 am

  56. February 2, 2019 at 10:46 am

    ZERO ATTEMPT was made to get Putin’s compliance on the highly successful 30 year-old INF Nuclear Treaty.
    Trump pulled out FIRST before trying any such attempt. That is not how it works. It is normal to seek compliance when a state is in violation.
    For example: U.S. INSTITUTIONAL AND PROCEDURAL ORGANIZATION FOR ENSURING COMPLIANCE. https://www.state.gov/t/avc/rls/rpt/2018/280532.htm

    • February 2, 2019 at 10:51 am

      Painfully clear that Trump is an active representative of Russia, working on Putin’s behalf.
      Media and American residents wake up!!
      –Premeditated. Putin responded fast.

      • 124 Betsy
        February 2, 2019 at 11:35 am

        It is shocking to me, still, that Republicans are ok with all of this and that they don’t see the danger ahead of us. Shocking. (I’m that old that I remember the old US/anti-Soviet history.)

  57. February 2, 2019 at 10:53 am

    We go thru all this brouhaha…about Northam…and his yearbook of blackface and klansman…yet we had Jeff Sessions confirmed as Attorney General…Kavanaugh confirmed for the Supreme Court…and lets not forget Hailey-Smith who said that she would not mind going to a public hanging…. white nationalists roaming free in the White House setting racist policy all over the place…To Me..this Northam outrage is a sham!

  58. February 2, 2019 at 10:59 am

    How many people suffered for Trump’s disgusting ego?

  59. 129 Don
    February 2, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Northam isn’t resigning and he’s told people that the person in the photo isn’t him.

    • 130 Don
      February 2, 2019 at 11:14 am

      So last night after this story broke, Northam had all night to figure out a way forward. One would think that he would have chosen to do the morally right thing or the politically right thing, but Northam chose to go all in. Worst, he says this morning that he “believes” he’s not the person in the photo. So he doesn’t know if he he’s take photo in the past in blackface and a KKK outfit?

  60. 131 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 11:12 am


  61. 132 Don
    February 2, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Can someone tell me how does Northam continue to look Black Virginians in the face going forward? How does he continue to look his Black Lt. Governor in the face?

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