149 Responses to “#Emanuel9”

  1. 1 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound.

  2. 3 jer44
    June 17, 2020 at 4:24 pm


    • June 17, 2020 at 5:44 pm

      VP Joe Biden:
      “Before I begin my remarks I want to acknowledge that it was five years ago today when a white supremacist walked into Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and slaughtered a friend of mine, Clemente Pinckney, and 8 other parishioners. It was “hate unbridled”. And it was poisonous. A poisonous expression of White Supremacy that still infects our nation and many of our institutions, and the dangers we face as a society if we don’t root out this corrosive and deadly ideology. You know, when I reflect back on the amazing grace and compassion and forgiveness of the Mother Emmanuel community, I see the very best of what we see in America as Americans.”

      • June 17, 2020 at 5:45 pm

        VP Biden: “But we know that grace alone is not enough. We have to put it to work, that grace. And we are seeing the best in America in that as well. In the weeks of peaceful protests, civil actions taking place in cities and towns of every size in this state, and every other state across the country, people are keeping their eyes focused on how dangerous it is, how much danger it is to live a life of a black or a brown-skinned person in this country. The Americans are out there marching, notwithstanding the fact that we’re in the middle of a pandemic. That’s how critical they think it is.”

      • June 17, 2020 at 5:47 pm

        VP Biden; “On Monday, Donald Trump said “If we stopped testing right now for COVID-19, we’d have very few cases, if any”. This statement is not only absurd, it is absolutely tragic. Yesterday, the head of the White House taskforce on coronavirus, the Vice President, claimed success in the fight because deaths are “down to fewer than 750 a day”. Seven hundred and fifty, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, uncles, aunts, husbands, wives, children! Dying every day! More than 20,000 a month! That’s greater than World War 2 level casualties each month. That’s more than five 9/11s each month. And this administration is engaging in self-congratulations?”

      • June 17, 2020 at 5:48 pm

        VP Biden: “It may be good enough for Donald Trump.
        But it will never, ever be acceptable if I’m your president.Researchers have shown that tens of thousands of Americans have died needlessly, because Donald Trump was slow to respond to the crisis. And then when he did, he bungled the response. For weeks in January and February, I – but I wasn’t alone, I was raising my concerns about how we needed to take this virus seriously. All while Trump was ignoring the reporting from his own Intelligence Community, and his daily briefings, and the warnings of his closest advisors. All the while praising the Chinese government for ‘being transparent’ in handling this virus, instead of demanding access for the CDC, that Beijing was refusing to give in Wuhan.”

      • June 17, 2020 at 5:50 pm

        VP Biden: “The American people have sacrificed SO much to fight this virus. We’ve lost lives, we’ve lost businesses, we’ve lost paychecks. And now thanks t to Trump’s bungling we may lose the some of the progress we’ve begun to make. All because he’s has lost interest. He’s once again ignoring the facts:
        The public health response is still, woefully, woefully, lacking from this administration. More than 117K people have died in the United States of America, with an average daily number of cases still climbing in twenty-one states. We still don’t have what we need when it comes to rapid results testing, contact tracing capacity, widely available personnel, protective equipment for them, or clear nationwide guidance.
        Instead President Trump pushes dangerous disproven drugs, stands in the way of the CDC issuing guidelines on re-opening. They had them, wanted to issue them, and he wouldn’t let them. He refuses to wear a mask. Failing in the most basic test of leadership.”

  3. June 17, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Among so many, a deeply heartbreaking anniversary. We owe it to these murdered people to honor their memories with action to reduce the power of white supremacy, the ubiquity of guns, and increase the ease of voting.

  4. 10 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you for this post Nerdy! 🙏🏾

  5. 11 jer44
    June 17, 2020 at 4:26 pm

  6. June 17, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Mayor of San Francisco London Breed speaks with Chris Hayes:
    He asks her about “reducing the scope of police business”.
    Mayor Breed:
    “So for example, I’m sure you heard just recently in San Francisco there was a woman who called the police on a man in front of house because he was putting a ‘Black Lives Matter’ on his property. That is a call the police should not be responding to. We have people who struggle with mental illness, and addiction, who need treatment, who need help, who need medical professionals. And so our goal is to look at completely re-vamping our system so that when a 911 call is made, that our dispatchers are able to analyze that call, and send out the appropriate response team. And that does not always have to be the police.”

    • June 17, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      Hayes: “When you say “appropriate response team”..does that exist or do you need to build that?”
      Mayor Breed:
      “It partially exists. But we also need to increase our capacity. We have a crisis intervention team, medical professionals that work with the Department of Public Health. They oftentimes are the ones out on the streets responding to a crisis centered around people who suffer from mental illness and substance use disorder. We have a street violence intervention program. These are people from the community who also respond to disputes that are non-violent, that have no need for the police, in various communities. And so it’s really about restructuring what we already have available and enhancing what we have, in order to respond to the situations that occur. Because in most instances, there isn’t a need for a police response. So how do we make those adjustments in order to eliminate the amount of calls that police respond to, that are not criminal activity?”

    • June 17, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      Hayes: “In your city what percentage of these calls can you take away from police and put in other hands?”
      Mayor Breed:
      “Well I think it’s close to probably 50% of the call volume that comes in. Because I want to be clear, there are a number of crimes that still take place. We are a major city and there is a need for police response, especially around violence or if there’s any other situation of that nature. But again I go back to some of the calls, the increased number of calls that are taking place for the homelessness, or the mentally ill, or other needs that police officers can’t provide support for. That’s where we can make the change. So I think that we’ll dramatically decrease the number of calls that law enforcement responds to in the city, which will provide us an opportunity to also re-direct resources to ramp up what we need to do to respond.”

    • June 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Mayor London Breed unveiled a roadmap for policing:
      “San Francisco police will stop responding to neighbor disputes, reports on homeless people, school discipline interventions, and other non-criminal activities as part of a police reform plan the mayor announced.”
      (ABC7 Los Angeles)

  7. 16 jer44
    June 17, 2020 at 4:29 pm

  8. 18 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    • June 17, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham speaks to Chris Hayes after armed right wing militia shot
      a peaceful protestor yesterday in her state.
      Hayes: “What is your understanding about what happened last night and how is your state responding to it?
      Mayor Grisham:
      “We are incredibly horrified and disturbed. We’re about to go into a budget special session starts on Thursday. And police reform and racial injustice are going to be topics that we will get through in a couple of days to see if we can’t do better than the militarization of our police. And having militia engaged only to provoke violence at peaceful protests. These have to be addressed. The state has a clear role to make a difference here.”
      Hayes: “Things are just different when people are armed, I think we would all agree. If you see a thousand people are on the street protesting, that’s one thing. If a thousand people are protesting and they are carrying guns, that’s another. If 500 are on each side and they’re all carrying guns, that’s another entirely. Like how do you understand this in terms of the role that weapons play, where folks are coming armed to these kinds of events?”

      • June 17, 2020 at 4:34 pm

        Mayor Grisham:
        “So Chris, a couple of years ago I was talking to New Mexicans and folks across the country, that this country it occurs to me has a very negative gun culture. And when I became elected Governor, one of the first things I did was to instruct our Department of Health to treat gun violence as the Public Health epidemic that, frankly, it is. And there is no question that when you are gathering, or marching, or protesting, and there’s a group of armed citizens with automatic weapons who are completely dressed in military gear, their only role is to provoke and to seek intimidation of individuals who are peacefully protesting. And this horrific example that played out in Albuquerque – you know I have been incredibly grateful that we haven’t had such a situation, given the last 20 plus days in this country, and the incredible work of peaceful protestors. But make no mistake, this is not the first time this particular militia has been engaging in public. And I think it’s time we find a way to be clear, all our constitutional rights are valid. My constitutional right to be safe in my community needs to be upheld. And we have got to stop this intimidation, and stop allowing armed men and women, whose only purpose is to create havoc and harm at these gatherings. It’s unacceptable and we have the ability to do something about it right now in this country. And New Mexico intends, I intend, to do something about it.”
        –um i believe her.

    • 22 ggail44
      June 18, 2020 at 12:34 am

      Beautiful 🙏🏽

    • 24 ggail44
      June 18, 2020 at 12:39 am


  9. 25 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 4:31 pm

  10. 26 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 4:33 pm

  11. 27 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    I remember this sad day like it was yesterday.

  12. 29 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 4:39 pm

  13. 30 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    • 31 pkayden
      June 17, 2020 at 10:44 pm


    • 32 ggail44
      June 18, 2020 at 12:44 am

      Then the local Dem Cacus leaders and the local NAACP leaders need to meet now and begin to strategize how to get “souls to the polls” in November. You now know their game plan. Do Sumthing!!!

  14. 33 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    • June 18, 2020 at 10:07 am

      the INHUMANITY of it all..you shoot a man in the back 2 times…then you kick him while he lays bleeding on the sidewalk…his life seeping from him…the other man stands on his shoulders….

      NO Words…

      and now the Atlanta police officers are defiant and say they will refuse to take calls from the community…but they have No Words about the inhumane treatment that their fellow officers gave to Mr Brooks…

      • 35 Dudette
        June 18, 2020 at 10:38 am

        All of the ones participating in the walk out over this show us who they. Good, now they can go find other jobs.

  15. 36 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 5:11 pm

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  17. 39 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Oh, geez. This can be good and bad:)

  18. 40 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 5:45 pm

  19. 42 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Sorry. Need to chuckle

  20. 43 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 5:57 pm

  21. 46 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 5:59 pm

  22. 47 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

  23. 48 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    I need to start setting the DVR

    • 49 vcprezofan2
      June 17, 2020 at 8:07 pm

      Hi Df, I couldn’t see the above segment due to my location, but I stumbled onto this (old one) which also deals with the confed statues. (Very informative, if only Oliver wouldn’t swear so gratuitously and so much; jars me every time.)

      • 50 marleysperson
        June 17, 2020 at 8:34 pm

        Hi, VC!! Well, you know my potty mouth is not so good, either. My apologies… sometimes the words just fit. That said, I understand why he always wins Emmy’s. Spot on, even WITH his saucy language. Sending hugs to you! Stay healthy and safe

        • 51 vcprezofan2
          June 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm

          TY for the hugs. 🙂 🙂
          This has been a truly unusual academic year, no matter what level of education one was in! I guess you’re now officially on summer break, right? Take care of yourself too.

          • 52 marleysperson
            June 17, 2020 at 10:32 pm

            Yes. Officially on summer break but we’ve been out of school since Spring Break. Crazy times.

  24. 53 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 6:14 pm

  25. 54 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Awesome. This is a start

  26. 55 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 6:23 pm

  27. 56 No Child Left Behind
    June 17, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Palmer Report
    Trump hasn’t tweeted anything in fifteen hours. Must be something wrong with the wifi in the underground bunker.

  28. 57 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 7:15 pm

  29. 58 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 7:16 pm

  30. June 17, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    This is f’ing exhausting…

    Notice, he wasn’t so big, bad, and brave when Grandpop came outside…

  31. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    June 17, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Glad she’s on Joe’s team now. Here’s one of the reasons.

  32. 63 nena20409
    June 17, 2020 at 7:32 pm

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  34. 66 marleysperson
    June 17, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    No time wasted

  35. 69 jer44
    June 17, 2020 at 8:51 pm

  36. 70 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 8:54 pm

  37. 71 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 8:54 pm

  38. 72 jer44
    June 17, 2020 at 8:55 pm

  39. 73 globalcitizenlinda
    June 17, 2020 at 8:55 pm

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  41. 77 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 8:59 pm

  42. 78 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 8:59 pm

  43. 79 jer44
    June 17, 2020 at 9:01 pm

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  45. 81 jer44
    June 17, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    • 82 COS
      June 17, 2020 at 9:57 pm

      This hypocrite can apologize but once those words are out, he cannot take them back. This is what he really mean. Not surprised that these Evangelicals support Trump. They are cut from the same cloth.

  46. 83 jer44
    June 17, 2020 at 9:07 pm

  47. 84 Dudette
    June 17, 2020 at 9:09 pm

  48. 85 jer44
    June 17, 2020 at 9:11 pm

  49. 87 jer44
    June 17, 2020 at 9:22 pm

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    June 17, 2020 at 9:35 pm

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  53. 98 pkayden
    June 17, 2020 at 10:41 pm

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    June 17, 2020 at 10:57 pm

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  56. June 17, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Kamala on Colbert tonight.

    • 102 jacquelineoboomer
      June 17, 2020 at 11:49 pm

      She’s “everywhere,” these days. Gee, I wonder what’s up! 🙂

      • 103 Dudette
        June 18, 2020 at 1:18 am

        People have to get used to seeing her as a leader everywhere, so when he picks her it’ll be “oh well, yes, of course” rather than a shock for the people who don’t follow politics daily like us.

      • June 18, 2020 at 7:18 am

        I think Kamala is going about her business as usual, doing her thing, doing her best to right wrong when she sees it, just like she did as AG of California and in the Senate these past few years. The PRESS are onto her a lot now because of all the VP speculation and are giving her the spotlight and it’s true more people are noticing her. I also happen to think the press are setting her up for a fall if VP Biden doesn’t choose her. But that’s because I’m cynical of the press a lot of the time. Whatever the case, I’m glad she’s everywhere and using her great mind to make good points about our pathetic situation. Because we need her to fight for us no matter where she sits.

        Also, too, I’ll be glad when all the VP speculation is over.

        • 105 jacquelineoboomer
          June 18, 2020 at 10:16 am

          I happened to spot her in an interview last night, and pretty much came to the conclusion of your first sentence – and decided to stop joking about all the speculation! Go, Kamala!

  57. 108 jacquelineoboomer
    June 17, 2020 at 11:50 pm

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  59. 112 Dudette
    June 18, 2020 at 1:32 am

  60. 113 globalcitizenlinda
    June 18, 2020 at 1:39 am

  61. 114 Dudette
    June 18, 2020 at 1:42 am

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  63. 116 Dudette
    June 18, 2020 at 1:51 am

  64. 117 Dudette
    June 18, 2020 at 1:52 am

  65. 118 Dudette
    June 18, 2020 at 1:53 am

  66. 119 Dudette
    June 18, 2020 at 1:56 am

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    June 18, 2020 at 1:58 am

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    June 18, 2020 at 2:00 am


  69. 122 Dudette
    June 18, 2020 at 2:16 am


  70. June 18, 2020 at 6:16 am

    Check out this thread when you have a moment:

  71. 124 pkayden
    June 18, 2020 at 6:56 am

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  73. June 18, 2020 at 8:39 am

    Rest in Peace.

    • 127 jacquelineoboomer
      June 18, 2020 at 12:42 pm

      Sad to hear this – the physical end of one chapter of the Kennedy Family story. And may I note that Rose did a fine job as a Mother to all of her children, through the good years and tragic years!

      • June 18, 2020 at 1:09 pm

        This family will always loom large in our time for their service. They broke barriers in many ways: a Catholic POTUS, Bobby fighting for civil rights, Eunice with the Special Olympics, the Peace Corps, Ethel communing with Caesar Chavez, etc, etc.

  74. June 18, 2020 at 8:51 am

  75. June 18, 2020 at 9:25 am

    I know it’s not good practice for the medical profession to speculate on someone’s health from a distance but we are way past that threshold at this point. Thread on Trump’s physical and cognitive decline.

  76. 131 jer44
    June 18, 2020 at 9:33 am

    What’s better than Jordan Klepper at a Trump rally? Here’s a compilation of his greatest hits:

  77. 134 marleysperson
    June 18, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Morning everyone

  78. 135 jer44
    June 18, 2020 at 9:37 am

  79. June 18, 2020 at 9:59 am

    SCOTUS opinions coming up……….

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  81. 140 marleysperson
    June 18, 2020 at 10:05 am


  82. 142 nena20409
    June 18, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Good Morning, TODbots.
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Jean Kennedy Smith. She was the youngest daughter of Joe Kennedy & his wife.
    May she Rest In Peace.

  83. 143 nena20409
    June 18, 2020 at 10:14 am

  84. June 18, 2020 at 10:15 am

    I am so relieved and excited, choked up. It feels like a miracle.

  85. 148 marleysperson
    June 18, 2020 at 10:17 am

    What a jackass. Unless it’s a vote to oppress, then it’s a bad vote. I thought these guys were all about “freedom!”.. oh never mind. It’s freedom for THEM, not anyone else. I pray 3 million new voters kick their collective asses to the curb.

  86. 149 nena20409
    June 18, 2020 at 10:26 am

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