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156 Responses to “Enraging”


  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    June 10, 2020 at 9:29 am

    It is enraging, horrifying, and despicable that these MURDERERS still haven’t been fired, arrested, and charged.

    We cannot let up. We cannot forget Breonna Taylor. She was out there putting her life on the line as an EMT to help her community and she was murdered while sleeping in her home.

    Please make today a day of action. We cannot let up until she gets justice.

  2. 4 marleysperson
    June 10, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Morning everyone. Just so many things to fix with no time to waste.

    • 5 mtmarilyn
      June 10, 2020 at 10:20 am

      Good morning all. Marleysperson. So worried about you in Arizona. Hope your staying home and well.

      I’m hanging in there. Going I idaho to my friends life celebration. We’re to observe social distancing there.

      What a time we are living in.

      Thank you Nerdy Wonka for this thread. We can’t forget Breonna and all the others.
      What

      • 6 marleysperson
        June 10, 2020 at 10:54 am

        I stay home all day:) Now that the pool is warm enough, I’m good:) Keep myself busy with tutoring and puttering around the house. The only time I go anywhere is to run to the store with my mask on That said, it wouldn’t hurt to keep positive thoughts for my daughter who had to go get tested because she was exposed at work. Crazy times. Stay safe. Stay healthy!

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  4. 14 marleysperson
    June 10, 2020 at 10:50 am

  5. 15 Nerdy Wonka
    June 10, 2020 at 11:02 am

  6. 17 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Good!

  7. 19 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 11:29 am

  8. 20 jer44
    June 10, 2020 at 11:54 am

  9. June 10, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Wow. Just wow.

    • June 10, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      Just Wow indeed meta…going to send a contribution his way….in addition…we should all think about this in our states as we head into the Fall …what can we do….there is so much needed..

    • 24 todjey
      June 10, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      Such a good man. If I ever meet him (highly unlikely), I would give him a hug.

      Time to check out his website. I am on extremely limited income (not enough to cover my own expenses) but will try and donate what I can. His heart is bigger than this planet’s.

      Thank you Chef for all that you do.

    • 26 marleysperson
      June 10, 2020 at 1:23 pm

      Nobel Peace Prize. Just saying

  10. 27 jer44
    June 10, 2020 at 12:28 pm

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  12. June 10, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Great Listen too

  13. June 10, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SASHA OBAMA!! You are a QUEEN.

    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      June 10, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      Oh my goodness. How gorgeous is she!

      And, coincidentally, my grandson turns 19 tomorrow! Good, loving generation.

  14. 32 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 12:47 pm

  15. June 10, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    The question is asked what do we do with all those Trump voters when Trump loses…how do we incorporate them…or can we

  16. 34 marleysperson
    June 10, 2020 at 12:51 pm

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  19. 41 jer44
    June 10, 2020 at 2:20 pm

  20. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    June 10, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Ya gotta laugh, sometimes.

  21. 45 jer44
    June 10, 2020 at 2:22 pm

  22. 47 vcprezofan2
    June 10, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    🙂 🙂

    • 48 vcprezofan2
      June 10, 2020 at 3:38 pm

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  24. 50 jer44
    June 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm

  25. 51 jer44
    June 10, 2020 at 4:03 pm

  26. June 10, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    🚨 A MUST read thread 🚨

  27. 54 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    For your palatte 🎈

  28. 55 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODbots.
    Excellent post, NW.
    🙏💪💙💜💪🙏

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  30. 57 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 4:36 pm

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  34. 63 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 4:53 pm

  35. 64 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Happy Birthday Sasha Obama!

  36. 65 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 4:54 pm

  37. 66 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 4:55 pm

  38. 67 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 4:59 pm

  39. 68 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 5:02 pm

  40. 70 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 5:37 pm

  41. 71 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 5:41 pm

  42. 72 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    19th, Juenteenth2020…Not a coincidence.

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  44. 74 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 5:54 pm

  45. 76 jer44
    June 10, 2020 at 6:57 pm

  46. 77 marleysperson
    June 10, 2020 at 7:25 pm

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  48. 79 marleysperson
    June 10, 2020 at 7:55 pm

  49. 80 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Cool thread of statues

  50. 81 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    John Lewis-endorses Jon Osoff wins the Dem nomination to succeed David Perdue as U.S. Senator from Georgia

  51. 84 Hillary Darton
    June 10, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Happy Birthday Sasha Obama

  52. June 10, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    There’s loveliness still around us:

    DCist.com: How Local Chefs Are Popping Up To Feed DC Demonstrators.
    https://dcist.com/story/20/06/09/how-local-chefs-are-popping-up-to-feed-d-c-demonstrators/

  53. 86 marleysperson
    June 10, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Because Don Jr. suffers from tiny dick syndrome, I suspect. Cruelty is the point.

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  59. June 10, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    We are in the yellow phase, therefore, there shouldn’t be more than 25 in the room…

  60. 99 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 9:08 pm

  61. 100 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 9:16 pm

  62. 101 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 9:23 pm

  63. 102 nena20409
    June 10, 2020 at 9:26 pm

  64. June 10, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    One third of the month is already gone!

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  66. 106 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Wooot! 💃🏾

  67. 107 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 9:47 pm

  68. 108 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Chef Andres is an incredible human being. ♥️

  69. 110 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 10:03 pm

  70. 111 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm

  71. June 10, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Something to bring smiles to your faces. 💞

    So, all those many signs put up on that stupid Virus45 fence around WH. Well, now, fence is coming down. (Guess the optics sucked for Virus45.) But, my most fav museum, National Museum of African American History & Arts, went over there & gathered the signs that they could, respectful of the artists, & will have them preserved & exhibited at some point. Awesomeness!

    • 113 marleysperson
      June 11, 2020 at 9:08 am

      Yes! That was amazing! Keeping those beautiful signs in MUSEUMS now:) Must really chap his ass…😂😂😂😂 So glad to hear this

  72. 114 pkayden
    June 10, 2020 at 10:34 pm

  73. 117 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 10:38 pm

  74. 118 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 10:46 pm

  75. 119 pkayden
    June 10, 2020 at 10:47 pm

  76. 120 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 10:53 pm

  77. 121 marleysperson
    June 10, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Which is why he must go

  78. 122 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 11:00 pm

  79. 123 pkayden
    June 10, 2020 at 11:03 pm

  80. 124 pkayden
    June 10, 2020 at 11:08 pm

  81. 125 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    💃🏾🕺🏾

  82. 126 jacquelineoboomer
    June 10, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Rough language, so hope this doesn’t offend folks, but this guy nails parts of how some people in this country think and talk about nationalism. It’s timely.

  83. 127 pkayden
    June 10, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    • 128 jacquelineoboomer
      June 11, 2020 at 12:10 am

      So many things are changing the narrative in the country. Can’t allow myself to slide into feeling we’re on to something, but I do feel that HOPE has been re-planted over these last 16 days or so.

  84. 131 Dudette
    June 10, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    🚨🚨🚨

    • 132 jacquelineoboomer
      June 11, 2020 at 12:12 am

      Fauci (sp?) is still talking about it, but compared to his prior stature, it’s like now he’s talking to a CNN host and maybe a couple people tuning in. We’ll all pay for what trump’s done in the way of crushing information and guidance at some point … again.

  85. 135 globalcitizenlinda
    June 11, 2020 at 12:14 am

  86. 136 jacquelineoboomer
    June 11, 2020 at 12:32 am

    I feel so happy that my 55-year-old niece joined her suburban NJ town’s quiet justice and peace protest in honor of George Floyd today. The protest gathered 200 marchers – mostly white, from the photos – on a literal walk through the park. As she put it:

    “It was a well-organized event with a good turnout. Peaceful and orderly. We walked just over a mile, thru the park, onto a side street, then onto Main Street, which the police had blocked off for us. Back in the park, the organizers spoke, then we all knelt in silence for 9 minutes, then a candle light vigil.”

    While much of what we’re hearing from across the country may seem like individual short stories, these are now a true part of our history and our goal for “a more perfect union,” which continues each generation.

    • 137 globalcitizenlinda
      June 11, 2020 at 2:25 am

      Your dear niece and her fellow community members are really great.

      Not surprised about her presence on the Black Lives Matter event because I have gotten to know you.
      From what I know from you these years, your nice comes from great heritage – unapologetically moral, no matter what we have gone through together in this village.

      Please let her know that what she and her community chose to do is very much appreciated. The same gratitude goes to the millions of people who have participated in ANY way (words, song, dance, actions, thought, prayers, demonstrations, phones, photos, hand drawings, poems etc.)

      • 138 globalcitizenlinda
        June 11, 2020 at 2:27 am

        For some of us, unfair treatment from the police is numerous, recent, and personal. But every so often, one experience gets permanently engraved on your heart and never leaves your mind.

        I know it is very hard to remember all the stories we have shared in TOD. But, a couple of years ago, I came here very distraught. I wrote here an account of how someone had called the cops on for doing regular things.

        The scene of my most memorable victimization was at front lot of my mechanics garage in the OSU neighborhood.

        It was broad day light one of those crazy football weekends at The Ohio State University (OSU). Across the street, in front of this garage, is the NBC TV Columbus station. The garage shares a lawn with a Burger King. The garage is surrounded by several newly built high-priced hotels and restaurants.

        Did I mention that it is during broad daylight and students and other members of the community are walking by chatting in OSU football gear?

        I have known the mechanics and owners of the garage for years. I left my car at their garage for repair. Unfortunately, they had to leave their premises before my bus got to that stage next to the garage. Therefore, the senior mechanic authorized me to pick my car and take it. I would come back the next day and pay him.

        I called him again once I got to the garage to let him know that I was there.

        I could see that there are people going inside or in the drive through line of the Burger King. I had not paid attention to this middle-aged guy. Apparently he was watching me and listening as I opened to my door.

        This middle-aged guy. I never met before, called the cops on me. Later I learned from the responding cops that he had told them that there was a woman, a thief breaking into cars (not plural).

        Of course, it did not occur to him that the Black woman was in the lot of the garage with a key because of course she has trouble with a car.

        I did not know he had called the cops. But I recall feeling that someone was watching me as I opened the door and talked to the mechanic.

        Next I see two police cruisers, each has two cops, pack behind me where I am standing and talking to the mechanic.

        It seems like all four tall well-built cops were ordering me to stop, show my license, why was I stealing a car, does this car belong to you, proof of ownership, names etc. too many questions at once.

        I was confused. It was after a full day’s work and two long bus rides across the city.

        Most importantly, I was very scared because I could not understand why they were there and issuing commands at me. My eyes kept looking at the hands on their guns, the flashing light, the big chest, the intimidating physical size.

        I am seeing the scene now in my mind as I lived through it. One scared, confused, tired, black immigrant woman, facing 4 big and tall white cops who had their hands on their guns, and shouting commands. I was not armed. My purse was already in the passenger seat of the car.

        Stories of recent police shootings were coming back to me as I stood there facing them.

        But I knew that I had to remain as calm as I could and get of this situation alive.

        Remember it is during the day and the place is busy with people walking or driving through the Burger King drive. The guy who reported me is still there in the lot next door and looking on.

        Eventually one cop told me that based on the call they believe I was stealing cars. I told them why I was there. Showed them my bus pass and the bus stop. Told them I still had the mechanic live on the phone. I asked if they can talk to him and check out my story to see if it valid.

        Repeatedly the asked me many questions at once. I told them that yes this was my car.

        But they did not believe a word a said.

        I was handcuffed as orders were being shouted at me. I was put in the back of one cruiser with my hands in cuffs behind my back.

        Yes, the cop did that infamous push on the head as I slid through the back door.

        They asked me for my name, social security number, date of birth, address my license. Information was called in on the radio including the number plates of my car.

        They verified and I could hear the person on the radio say that it was my car, license was valid, NO prior record or tickets of any kind.

        The cops untie my handcuffs.

        The cops told me that the call had come in as an emergency. Someone on the call had said that I was here breaking and stealing cars (plural).

        Did I mention that the guy who called the cops is still standing on the lot of the Burger and looking at the scene unfold.

        Then it became clear to me WHO had called the cops and why I had that funny feeling that someone was watching me. He was looking at me and describing me, my perceived crime, and appearance.

        Cops are satisfied from their radio and my documents that the car is mine. I was told that I could go.

        NONE OF THE COPS OFFERED ME AN APOLOGY.
        The guy who called did not offer an apology or say anything else to me.

        I stood and look at the each in turn. No one said anything like an apology.

        I decided that I would not give them the satisfaction of breaking down and crying in front of them.

        But I was so shaken that I could not even drive the car off the lot. I decided to walk home and pick up the car the next day.

        Once I was out sight of the cops, I started crying so hard and loud. Ugly crying. I let the tears flow. I talked to myself in my mother tongue. I thought about my parents and family overseas.

        I keep remembering all the people who had been killed during an interaction with police. During the incident, I had tried to remind myself that I must keep my hot temper in check. I get out of this situation alive. You see, I had just recently promised myself that I would do what I could to see that my parents do not lose another child (the 4th loss) too soon.

        As an immigrant, I chose not to complain because I never want to ever get on the bad books of law enforcement.

        That is why I get emotional each time I hear about these people who call the cops because a “suspicious member of a minority (usually Black)” is doing ordinary things.

        Why must people expect the worst from people of color? Why can’t people understand how these false calls mean you may not come out alive?

        Okay, sorry people. This is very long. I am sorry about taking so much space and time. But once I started writing about it, I had to go through all the details of the whole scene again. I am also sorry because some of you read about this incident here.

        I need to go and cry again. Good thing it is way past time to sleep.

        Sorry everybody.

        May tomorrow be a better day for all people of the world.

        Thanks every one.

      • 148 jacquelineoboomer
        June 11, 2020 at 2:38 pm

        You totally made my day. Thank you, dear one. I’ll definitely share this with my niece. ❤

  87. 149 jacquelineoboomer
    June 11, 2020 at 1:57 am

    You may want to watch this, if you didn’t catch it earlier. It was great.

    • June 11, 2020 at 10:46 am

      Excellent interview. Excellent show.

      Trevor Noah is underrated. I think some continue to keep him in Jon Stewart’s shadow and that is unfair. He is very talented and should be given his props.

  88. June 11, 2020 at 5:44 am

  89. 152 marleysperson
    June 11, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Morning everyone. Let’s make it happen!!

  90. 153 pkayden
    June 11, 2020 at 9:20 am

  91. June 11, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Fake C-I-C tweets how easy it was to gas peaceful protestors:
    “Our great National Guard Troops who took care of the area around the White House could hardly believe how easy it was. “A walk in the park”, one said.
    The protesters, agitators, anarchists (ANTIFA), and others, were handled VERY easily by the Guard, D.C. Police, & S.S. GREAT JOB!”

  92. June 11, 2020 at 10:31 am


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