Reverend C.T. Vivian: A Pioneer


109 Responses to “Reverend C.T. Vivian: A Pioneer”

  1. July 19, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Send all your healing thoughts to the BIPOC people of Portland and allies who have been demonstrating daily since George Floyd’s murder who are being targeted by tRump’s storm troopers over the vociferous objections of Oregon elected officials. My friend and neighbor who is an ER doc and also a Multnomah County Commissioner was tear gassed last night along with others.

  2. 3 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Thank you for another thoughtful post, Nerdy!

  3. 4 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2020 at 11:40 pm

  4. 6 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2020 at 11:45 pm

  5. July 20, 2020 at 1:22 am

    ‘Hit job’ …

    • July 20, 2020 at 1:24 am

      Any question how far Trump and Putin will go ….

    • 9 Dudette
      July 20, 2020 at 8:16 am

      We don’t have a President, we have a mob boss.

  6. July 20, 2020 at 1:29 am

    Anyone tracking Putin since 1999 know precisely what they’ve been seeing unfold since Trump declared his candidacy.

    Goodnight TOD.

    • July 20, 2020 at 1:44 am

      Captain Chris David is a retired US Navy Officer and US Navy Academy graduate.

      • 12 jacquelineoboomer
        July 20, 2020 at 1:54 am

        Apparently, this is his twitter account …

  7. July 20, 2020 at 6:27 am


  8. July 20, 2020 at 6:46 am

    • July 20, 2020 at 9:11 am

      i woke up this morning…feeling the loss of Congressman Lewis….but remembering his words to not have despair

      • July 20, 2020 at 10:02 am

        I think it will be a long time before we really process the depth of this loss. He was a titan.

        • July 20, 2020 at 10:35 am

          Sometimes we take things for granted…his story…was our story…his story could not be distorted or compromised…as so much of our story has been…i just feel that some thing is missing…i know we talk about the protesters of the day…and just as when Congressman Lewis was young we did not know that he would become the titan that he became….who among us now will become that titan of tomorrow..Time has a away of increasing the value and giving perspective….

  9. 19 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Good Morning! Today in history 🚀🌗

  10. 21 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 8:19 am

  11. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    July 20, 2020 at 8:27 am

  12. 30 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 8:33 am

    • July 20, 2020 at 9:03 am

      tRump told us about Russian meddling and election fraud during the 2016 campaign and he was not taken seriously. We were outraged but not too concerned when he indicated going after his enemies.

      Now we’ve had 3-1/2 years to experience tRump…enough to know not to discount things he says, no matter how outrageous it sounds.

      So I am *very* concerned when he talks about voter fraud and mail-in ballot fraud. It’s not projecting. I believe he has something in the works. I am *very* concerned about him indicating that he may not accept the outcome of the election *when* he loses. He won’t. I am *very* afraid with his federal troops in unmarked uniforms kidnapping protesters. To me, he is showing us how he plans to disrupt the elections and the transition to a new administration.

      Voting in overwhelming numbers will go a long way in successfully removing tRump from office. But how can we deal with the corrupt and dangerous behavior while he is in office and has the “power” to get away with it…especially without the oversight from Congress and firing the IG’s whose job it is to investigate this behavior.

  13. 32 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 8:38 am

  14. 34 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Also 🌌🌃✨💫

  15. 35 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 8:53 am

  16. 37 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 8:56 am

  17. 38 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 8:59 am

  18. 40 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 9:07 am


    • 42 jer44
      July 20, 2020 at 9:57 am

  19. 43 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Hope you weren’t planning on going to the Bahamas.

  20. 45 pkayden
    July 20, 2020 at 9:38 am

  21. 46 marleysperson
    July 20, 2020 at 10:04 am


  22. 48 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 10:08 am

  23. 49 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 10:23 am

  24. 51 marleysperson
    July 20, 2020 at 10:24 am


  25. 52 marleysperson
    July 20, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Because little kids can’t vote for them or give them money, so fuck them. Who cares! Get over it!

  26. 55 marleysperson
    July 20, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Joy tonight and look who’s coming on:)

  27. July 20, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Last piece of Mary Trump interview: When Mary spoke to her aunt MaryAnn
    (who gave up her judgeship) before the 2016 election: “He’s a clown. This will never happen.”
    His baseless reputation outside of the family…”so far-fetched…he was nothing he ever claimed to be.”
    “Mary L. Trump, niece of Donald Trump and author of “Too Much and Never Enough,”
    talks with Rachel Maddow about the low regard she and some other family members had for Donald Trump,
    and their surprise that so many people believed” (his fake public persona).
    See: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/some-family-members-surprised-voters-believed-donald-trump-image-87912517641)

  28. 59 marleysperson
    July 20, 2020 at 10:54 am

  29. July 20, 2020 at 11:00 am

    “Captain Portland” is the real deal ….

  30. July 20, 2020 at 11:01 am

    REV SHARPTON: “The way to teach. America that Black Lives Matter is to teach it to each other first.”
    Rev. Al Sharpton to Ali Velshi: “on the importance of Minneapolis officials declaring racism a public health emergency, why the Black Lives Matter movement should focus on fighting to end gun violence in addition to police brutality and the progress that the movement is making six years after Eric Garner’s death:
    “If you believe in what you’re doing… it will take place and you will be victorious.””
    —includes Trump’s callous disregard for Black lives.

  31. July 20, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Dr. Vivek Murthy, Fmr. Surgeon General on United States COVID-19 failure:
    “This is the wrong way for America to be exceptional. We do, in fact, know how to take on pandemics.
    Even though this is a unique one, we have handled other outbreaks in the past.”
    Trump, insanely ignorant 20,000-lie fascist in the WH:
    ““We very much quelled it. Not hard to do if you know what you’re doing.”

  32. July 20, 2020 at 11:54 am

  33. July 20, 2020 at 11:58 am

    • July 20, 2020 at 2:19 pm

  34. 71 marleysperson
    July 20, 2020 at 12:16 pm

  35. July 20, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    • 73 Don
      July 20, 2020 at 12:46 pm

      Funny you mention passports, when I first started dating my future wife she suggested that I get a passport seeing that she was from Jamaica. At the time I was like what do I need a passport for, it never dawned on me that I needed one. My world was wide but it didn’t include a passport. So one day after we got married she took me down to the local government center to start the process of getting a passport. I remember vividly taking the picture, about a month later the passport arrived in the mail. I must have sat on our couch for two hours inspecting every inch of it, I felt so proud. This woman who I fell in love with, thought I was important enough for me to get a passport. It was one of the few times in my life that I thought that I mattered. I am so lucky to have married a strong woman, and I’m lucky in that I’ve always been around strong women. To be honest most times they’ve been the strongest people in the room.

      • 74 marleysperson
        July 20, 2020 at 1:20 pm

        ❤️ I have to agree with you there. Strong women need to be in charge…. things are moving slowly, but we’re getting there. Nice that men like you welcome strong women and appreciate our goodness and that you aren’t threatened. We like that:)

      • July 20, 2020 at 1:59 pm

        You and your wife were lucky to find each other.

        My ex couldn’t handle being married to a strong woman. High school sweethearts; joined USMC together, plan was he’d make it a career, I’d serve one tour then finish college and law school; we had a friendly divorce after two years; he left the USMC after his first tour and has been adrift since. He’s watching me live my best and at 65, his biggest regret is not appreciating what we had and sticking to “the plan…” We would have been celebrating our 45th this coming November.

        • 76 Don
          July 20, 2020 at 2:06 pm

          Yep, same here, my wife went to college and got her degree. We’ve had 23 wonderful years of happy marriage. I don’t understand guys that don’t like strong women or a woman that makes more than them. Of course my wife makes more than me, why would I be upset about that. She worked hard to get into a position to do that. We joke that next year when I retire I’m going to be a house husband, I can’t wait.

  36. July 20, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    On July 1st there were 50,000 new coronavirus cases in one day.
    After 16 days up to 75,000. Probably be at 100,000 by end of July.
    LAURIE GARRETT, Pulitzer Prize winning science reporter to Velshi:
    “And I have unfortunately said that we were going to reach 200,000 dead Americans by Labor Day.”
    “Yale University did a survey of all cases in the United States, from early March through the end of May and
    “estimated they were under-reported by 30%, the deaths were.”
    “So if you do that Math to our current total, and allow for 30% under-reporting,”
    “we are already at 180K Americans who have lost their lives, due to this virus and the incompetence of our response to it.”
    “based on testing hundreds of people over a long period of time, here in New York done at NYU, just published:
    The highest viral load in your body is when you have no symptoms at all. That person who is wandering around saying ‘what’s the big deal’ is actually shedding virus actively. And has so much virus in their body that theirimmune system is bewildered, it is overwhelmed. This is science.”

  37. 83 marleysperson
    July 20, 2020 at 12:35 pm

  38. July 20, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    “HUD Rule Would Dismantle Protections for Homeless Transgender People”
    “Homeless shelters would have the right to turn away transgender people from single-sex facilities that correspond to their gender identity.”
    —Trump-Miller trying it out with the most vulnerable first.

  39. 87 marleysperson
    July 20, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Here are the Census response rates for each state. JUST DO IT!!


  40. 89 nena20409
    July 20, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODville Global Community

  41. July 20, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Since Tuesday in Portland:
    Peaceful protestors are being taken off the streets by unidentified agents, put into unmarked cars, and driven off without explanation. Portland’s leaders are playing hell. The Mayor demanding these unidentified militarized officers be removed, the Governor calling it a “blatant abuse of power”. And the U.S. Attorney for Oregon ready to investigate. Frank Figliuzzi (former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, F.B.I.) speaking to Nicole Wallace, says this is happening under the guise of PACT (since July 1st) in the name of protecting monuments and buildings. Whereby there is authority to arrest locally if a crime is witnessed. But how can abducting someone, placing them in unmarked cars, taking them to an undetermined building, be lawful? The person is not officially under arrest and is reportedly freed after they invoke their rights…

    • July 20, 2020 at 1:36 pm

      “We are still under a National Emergency Declaration for the COVID-19 virus.
      And I fear that we are going to see exploitation of that until that declaration ends. And there is no sign that that declaration is ending soon.”

    • July 20, 2020 at 1:38 pm

      “In my 25 years in federal law enforcement,
      I’ve never seen deployment of federal resources in these kinds of circumstances without a request or at least an acknowledgement and concurrence of local county and state authorities. In fact we had the opposite here. We even have law enforcement locally and county wide saying ‘we were just about to get into a productive dialogue with these protestors. You have UNDERMINED the success and progress we were making to de-escalate this, and you’re pouring fuel on the fire.’ So if you want to talk about violence, let’s talk about federal agents who are actually instigating and provoking the potential of violence because of the way they are doing this. Not requested by local state or county. And then coming in like stormtroopers trying to beat back people who aren’t near the federal building, or the federal courthouse.
      What we’ve got here Nicole, with the presence of the Interim or Acting Director of DHS, the Acting Secretary of DHS, the Director of CBP literally on the ground in Portland. We have political theater occurring here. This is about creating a sense of siege and anarchy where one may not actually exist.”

    • July 20, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      The peaceful protestors being abducted are not near federal buildings, courthouse or monuments.
      Thus PACT is not a possible excuse.

  42. 95 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    NOW: Joe Biden speaks at Emgage Action’s virtual Million Muslim Votes Summit – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  43. 96 nena20409
    July 20, 2020 at 2:08 pm

  44. 97 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 2:11 pm

  45. 98 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 2:12 pm

  46. 99 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 2:15 pm

  47. 100 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    NOW – Savannah Mayor Johnson, NY Gov. Cuomo announce partnership on COVID-19 efforts in Georgia –

    Also here: https://www.ny.gov/

  48. 101 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    • July 20, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      Portland’s Governor needs to call up the National Guard to PROTECT the protestors. This needs to be stopped before it spreads.

  49. 103 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Winn Dixie says fuck you and your kids. We’d rather keep the jerks from being uncomfortable for a few minutes.

  50. July 20, 2020 at 2:36 pm

  51. 105 nena20409
    July 20, 2020 at 2:51 pm

  52. 107 nena20409
    July 20, 2020 at 3:10 pm

  53. 108 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    We have our nominee to run for John Lewis’ seat in November – Georgia Democrats State Party Chair, State Senator Nikema Williams. Excellent choice!

  54. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    July 20, 2020 at 4:31 pm

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