The Big Six

142 Responses to “The Big Six”

  1. July 20, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Gather all your strength and all your courage. This is going to get worse before it gets better.

    • July 20, 2020 at 6:06 pm

      Can’t call out Trump without calling out his enablers in Congress….because of them….he continues on this path to authoritarianism

  2. July 20, 2020 at 3:09 pm

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

  3. 6 lmcae72
    July 20, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    We marched, cried, kneeled with our hands up, organized and pushed for change; we ran for office and won, but the oppressors came back even stronger. Too many stood by thinking that it was not their fight or were delighted when we were met with tear gas, batons, rabid dogs, fire hoses and guns. Too many did not want to believe that “injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.” Now the dark forces have come for them, the government has turned against them, their rights are being trampled and there is no one left in power to hear their cries.

  4. July 20, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    • July 20, 2020 at 4:01 pm

      Ms. Dorothy Height, President, National Council of Negro Women, was a co-convener and original member of the “Big Six;” however, she was a woman… Hence, no speaking role; scant press acknowledgement; however, she did more than her fair share of the work…

  5. July 20, 2020 at 3:50 pm

  6. 14 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 4:20 pm

  7. July 20, 2020 at 4:20 pm


    • July 20, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      So live, that when thy summons comes to join   
      The innumerable caravan, which moves   
      To that mysterious realm, where each shall take   
      His chamber in the silent halls of death,   
      Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,   
      Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed   
      By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave,   
      Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch   
      About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

      From Thanatopsis

      • 17 jacquelineoboomer
        July 20, 2020 at 4:38 pm

        Thank you for sharing those words.

      • July 20, 2020 at 5:50 pm

        and i felt the world stop turning
        and the stars stop their shining…

        • 22 jacquelineoboomer
          July 20, 2020 at 6:38 pm

        • July 20, 2020 at 8:33 pm

          Maybe like me you had a break-up with the world this weekend on a few fronts, as yet unhealed.
          Seeing meta’s post made me think of the last part of a Shakester sonnet.
          “Let this sad interim like the ocean be
          Which parts the shore, where two contracted new
          Come daily to the banks, that, when they see
          Return of love, more blest may be the view;
          Else call it winter, which being full of care
          Makes summer’s welcome thrice more wish’d, more rare.”
          (56: “Sweet love renew thy force”)

  8. 24 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Yay Georgia Democrats! Here’s our nominee for the GA-05 ballot in November.

  9. July 20, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Well, well.

  10. 26 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 4:37 pm

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  12. July 20, 2020 at 5:11 pm

  13. 29 pkayden
    July 20, 2020 at 5:24 pm

  14. July 20, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    The tRump goon squad causing the shitshow in my hometown is coming to a downtown near you soon if we can’t figure out a way to get these thugs out of here.

    • 31 tnmtngirl1
      July 20, 2020 at 5:32 pm

      Indeed they are. He made the announcement today and named the cities. A number of people have suggested your Governor should call in your National Guard. Do you know why that hasn’t happened?

  15. July 20, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    OAKTOWN is not here for this bullshit.

  16. 33 marleysperson
    July 20, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Don… another strong woman:)

    • 34 Dudette
      July 20, 2020 at 7:56 pm

  17. 35 marleysperson
    July 20, 2020 at 5:54 pm


  18. July 20, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Live now:

  19. 37 lmcae72
    July 20, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Portland moms are showing up and showing out. Tear gassed one day, back the next larger and stronger, wearing yellow shirts, protecting and protesting. The heavily armed illegal goons around the look like idiots.

  20. 39 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 6:20 pm

  21. 40 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 6:23 pm

  22. 41 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 6:25 pm

  23. 42 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    • 43 Dudette
      July 20, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      Just watched. Excellent show!
      She also interviewed Atlanta and Chicago mayors. Tomorrow, she’s got Senator Harris and Former AG Holder!

  24. 44 pkayden
    July 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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  26. 52 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 6:33 pm

  27. 53 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    • 54 jer44
      July 20, 2020 at 6:42 pm

  28. 55 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 6:47 pm

  29. 56 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 6:53 pm

  30. 57 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 6:56 pm

  31. 58 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 7:07 pm

  32. July 20, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    OH, FUN

  33. 60 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 7:44 pm

  34. July 20, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    “We’re signing a health care plan within two weeks —
    a full and complete health care plan that the Supreme Court decision on DACA gave me the right to do. So we’re going to solve — we’re going to sign an immigration plan, a health care plan and various other plans. And nobody will have done what I’m doing in the next four weeks. The Supreme Court gave the president of the United States powers that nobody thought the president had by approving, by doing what they did — their decision on DACA. And DACA’s going to be taken care of also. But we’re getting rid of it, because we’re going to replace it with something much better. What we got rid of already, which was most of Obamacare — the individual mandate. And that I’ve already won on. And we won also on the Supreme Court. But the decision by the Supreme Court on DACA allows me to do things on immigration, on health care, on other things that we’ve never done before. And you’re going to find it to be a very exciting two weeks.”

    • July 20, 2020 at 7:56 pm

      “Trump working with Bush torture lawyer to cut Congress out of lawmaking”
      “Trump suggests he plans to exceed his legal authority to implement sweeping changes to health care
      and immigration.”

  35. 63 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 8:13 pm

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  37. 66 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 8:23 pm

  38. 67 marleysperson
    July 20, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Damn it!! I missed Joy!😭😭

  39. 69 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 8:26 pm

  40. July 20, 2020 at 8:32 pm

  41. 72 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    • July 20, 2020 at 9:31 pm

      “A 2006 law set the stage to burden the agency with $160 billion in debt”
      “The mandate to prepay employees’ retirement and health-care benefits is an obligation held by few other government agencies, let alone private companies.” (WaPo)
      –USPS got set up. Trump has found a vendetta excuse.
      –Protect our USPS and the right to vote.
      –The USPS serves ALL Americans including rural America.
      –Leading employer of women, people of color, and veterans

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  45. July 20, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    “Two women filed a lawsuit against Fox News
    in a New York federal court Monday,
    alleging rape and sexual harassment at the hands of some of the network’s top talent,
    including the recently fired Ed Henry
    and primetime stars Sean Hannity
    and Tucker Carlson.”

  46. 79 nena20409
    July 20, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Good Evening…TODBots.

  47. July 20, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    “Trump and the Republican National Committee chose more than a month ago to move the convention festivities to Florida after Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper refused to promise a “full-fledged” convention in Charlotte, where Trump had planned to address a packed Spectrum Center. The 2020 Jacksonville Host Committee initially announced plans to focus the convention around the 15,000-seat VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, located downtown.

    But in Republican-led Florida — and Republican-led Jacksonville — state regulations currently limit entertainment venues to 50% capacity, and the city has ordered that masks be worn indoors in public places to prevent the increased spread of COVID-19.

    All of that contributed to RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel’s decision last week to limit attendance to Trump’s speech to about 7,500 delegates and guests. And that was before Jacksonville’s Republican sheriff warned that a lack of clarity and a paucity of resources have made it all but impossible to safely police the party’s gatherings.”

    • July 20, 2020 at 9:05 pm

      So glad he removed it from Democratic led North Carolina. All fcuk-ups are now on #virus45, although, as always, he’ll blame others. #ETTD

  48. July 20, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    VP Biden to Joy Reid:
    “Those folks who have lost somebody feel like they have been dragged into a dark, deep hole in the middle of their chest. They don’t know what to do. They are scared to death and what’s the president do?
    He talks about taking away health insurance completely and he says he’s going to replace it with what?
    He’s been talking about that forever. Zero. I, quite frankly, don’t get it and I don’t understand how he thinks it appeals to the American people. Overwhelmingly, the American people want us to keep Obamacare and improve on it, not get rid of it. In the middle of a pandemic with hundreds of thousands of people ill and dying – and he wants to take away health insurance? My lord.”

  49. 83 pkayden
    July 20, 2020 at 9:07 pm

  50. July 20, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Joe Biden on ReidOut:
    On the vetting for VP process: “We have gone through about four candidates so far in the two-hour vetting, and we will get all the vetting done of all the candidates, and then I am going to narrow the list, and then I will have personal discussions with each of the candidates who are left,” Biden said. He has indicated that he expects to name a running mate around Aug. 1, which is next week.”

  51. 85 nena20409
    July 20, 2020 at 9:51 pm

  52. 86 pkayden
    July 20, 2020 at 9:56 pm

  53. 87 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 9:59 pm

  54. 88 nena20409
    July 20, 2020 at 9:59 pm

  55. 89 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 10:02 pm

  56. 90 nena20409
    July 20, 2020 at 10:10 pm

  57. 92 nena20409
    July 20, 2020 at 10:13 pm

  58. 93 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 10:16 pm


  59. 94 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Doug is so funny! 😄

  60. 95 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 10:30 pm

  61. 96 Dudette
    July 20, 2020 at 10:33 pm

  62. 97 jer44
    July 20, 2020 at 11:12 pm

  63. July 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    It’s been a little crazy on my end. Started to write this post, got interrupted by a zillion phone calls from so many folks who knew my Mum.

    Yes, we had her farewell yesterday. A magnificent techie accomplishment, spanning several continents. And I mean several! Never in my wildest dreams did I have in my mind that quarantine of US travellers would enforce that “wall”. Yup, US is the pariah in governance worldwide travel. Question: how much lower is America going to “travail” before the entire globe hits the exit, & it becomes

    Then the service & farewell for my Parent via Zoom. Am still in awe of how we pulled it together, & in dismay at where we are so far behind the rest of the world in COVID.

    Am a little fragile right now (this was a lifetime toughie), but wanted to send love to my TOD family. Thank you so much for all your kind words.

    So many things I learned from others at my Mum’s farewell. I couldn’t believe how Manny folks from the entire globe were there, via Zoom & onsite. Those on site strongly followed social distancing, masks & all. We’re the only country being foolish.

    Once I decompress, find my adequate words, I’ll post my thoughts. I’ve been running a marathon instead of a 100 meter dash. Right now I just want to find my ability to just breathe.

    TOD family has made me smile so many times. I sure needed those cackles. Thank you for those beauty breaks! 💞

    • July 21, 2020 at 12:09 am

      Take such good cares yourselves! And remember that our collective shal be no ” molar for the original,AA.

    • July 21, 2020 at 12:20 am

      ((((Gazelle)))) 🙏🏾💜🙏🏾

    • July 21, 2020 at 12:28 am

      Apologies for typos, auto correct, etc. Gadgets not working for me right now. But hoping you got what am writing. 👀😳💞😂

      • 104 vcprezofan2
        July 21, 2020 at 12:57 pm

        Been thinking of you and your family off and on since I saw your first notice of her passing. {{{Gazelle}}}

    • 105 marleysperson
      July 21, 2020 at 12:40 am

      Of all the things that you have to think about now, and here you are:) I wish that you could feel the love that we send to you and the arms that hug you and let you know that you will be ok. Your mom is ok now… and I hope that she finds my mom and they strike a friendship… sending love and strength to you, Gazelle.

      • July 21, 2020 at 1:54 am

        Awww, DF! Bet our Mums will find each other real soon, if they haven’t done so already! Probably plotting all kinds of good trouble as they sip tea & admire their gardens! Jump around while proclaiming: these eyes work real good, all knees ready for life’s hurdles. Hah! L☕😎😇

    • 108 Dudette
      July 21, 2020 at 9:23 am

      (((((((((( ♥️Gazelle ♥️))))))))))

  64. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    July 21, 2020 at 12:24 am

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  69. July 21, 2020 at 3:56 am

    Very effective chart, especially for people who still don’t get it, don’t understand what an infectious disease is or how epidemiology works.

    • July 21, 2020 at 3:57 am

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  71. 122 jer44
    July 21, 2020 at 8:28 am

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  73. 124 jer44
    July 21, 2020 at 8:33 am

  74. July 21, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Glad that he’s getting briefings….

    • July 21, 2020 at 8:35 am

  75. 127 jer44
    July 21, 2020 at 8:38 am

  76. July 21, 2020 at 8:39 am

  77. July 21, 2020 at 8:44 am

    *Acting* … not Confirmed…

  78. July 21, 2020 at 8:45 am

  79. July 21, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Occupying the White House is not the presidency…

  80. 133 jer44
    July 21, 2020 at 8:51 am

  81. July 21, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Among the Democrats’ concerns is that a Senate investigation being led by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has become a vehicle for “laundering” a foreign influence campaign to damage Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, according to two people familiar with the demand.

  82. July 21, 2020 at 9:02 am

    PPP not helping the businesses it was “intended” to help. Much of the funds were dispersed to cronies of tRump/Mnuchin.

    Grants (not loans) form the [pending] Paycheck RECOVERY Act is needed….IF it helps small business and non-profits the way it is supposed to.

  83. July 21, 2020 at 9:05 am

  84. 138 Dudette
    July 21, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Tissue box is getting low. 😭

  85. 141 marleysperson
    July 21, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Morning everyone

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