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Thank You, John Lewis

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99 Responses to “Thank You, John Lewis”


  1. July 30, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Such appreciation for you, Nerdy Wonka, for keeping this sanctuary going. Today refueled me for the long march ahead. XOXO

  2. 4 symmetry11
    July 30, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    I loved every bit of PBO’s eulogy.

  3. 7 nena20409
    July 30, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Thank You, NW for your continued dedication & service for out TODville Community.
    😍🤗🙇‍♀️👒💁‍♀️🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  4. 8 Dudette
    July 30, 2020 at 6:15 pm

  5. 12 nena20409
    July 30, 2020 at 6:15 pm

  6. 13 Dudette
    July 30, 2020 at 6:15 pm

  7. 14 nena20409
    July 30, 2020 at 6:31 pm

  8. July 30, 2020 at 6:31 pm

  9. 16 nena20409
    July 30, 2020 at 6:35 pm

  10. July 30, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Thank you for today. For the truth telling eulogies, the love, memories, celebrations of our dear John Lewis.
    Thank you Honorable John Lewis for loving us so very much. May we carry on your legacy of kindness and action. And may you bring light to all the worlds.

  11. 18 Dudette
    July 30, 2020 at 6:40 pm

  12. July 30, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    A beloved hero gone to
    Final rest after decades of ‘good trouble’ creating change. ❤️

  13. 21 Obama Grandmama
    July 30, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    It was so refreshing to hear our forever best President speaking today to honor John Lewis. So eloquent, so inspiring and needed! Thanks for sure for keeping TOD going for us to gather in action for our Democracy.

  14. 22 nena20409
    July 30, 2020 at 6:53 pm


    I’m now learning more about this Beautiful man, James Lawson. What a man.

  15. 26 Dudette
    July 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm

  16. July 30, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4896653/user-clip-john-lewis-remembered-legislative-director-jamila-thompson

    John Lewis remembered by Legislative Director Jamila Thompson:
    “If you are of age, and eligible, for the love of god please vote.”

  17. 29 Dudette
    July 30, 2020 at 7:03 pm

  18. July 30, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    “This Was a Different Barack Obama. A Stick-Swinging, Old-Testament Obama.”
    “—direct, forceful, and utterly uncompromising, taking on the malignancy in the White House, and the party that made that malignancy inevitable, without ever mentioning any names, situating all of them at the wrong end of the bridge across which the country once followed John Lewis, the one that passes through chaos and gets us to the other side.”
    (https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a33473426/barack-obama-john-lewis-eulogy/)
    …PBO: Stunning.

  19. 36 Dudette
    July 30, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    This.

  20. July 30, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Beautifully stated.

  21. July 30, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Trois Gymnopédies: Première Gymnopédie · Daniel Varsano · Erik Satie (Philippe Entremont)
    (–Un hommage à John Lewis…cette musique est étrangement issue du moment le plus heureux de ma vie.)

  22. 40 jer44
    July 30, 2020 at 8:11 pm

  23. 42 jer44
    July 30, 2020 at 8:21 pm

  24. 44 Don
    July 30, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    If indeed John Lewis is recast in the image of a “Founding Father” as President Obama intimated. He would be born from former slaves to become a living breathing testament of our most highest ideals.

  25. July 30, 2020 at 8:35 pm

  26. July 30, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    This is getting really tedious and every minute that passes is one less minute Putin has to wait to OWN America.

  27. 48 Dudette
    July 30, 2020 at 9:18 pm

  28. 50 marleysperson
    July 30, 2020 at 9:24 pm

  29. July 30, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    I’m still digesting all the greatness of the homegoing of The Honorable John Lewis. What a beautiful salve to our 4 years of battered souls! My spirit rose! 💞

    Thank you NW for this magnificent space, & thank you TOD Fam for all the updates/links.💞

  30. July 30, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Ali Velshi reporting that an American is dying every minute.
    Is there any number Doomsky would respond to? – pick any number.
    No.

  31. 55 ggail44
    July 30, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    The whole Home going Celebration from Troy, Al to the Atl was tasteful, loving and dignified.
    My heart skipped a beat when I saw President Obama do his “Barack walk”.

    Thank you Nerdy for keeping the lamp lit. 😘

  32. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    July 30, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell has asked Morgan Freeman to read John Lewis’ final op-ed from the NYT (printed in today’s newspaper) at the end of his show tonight (airing currently on MSNBC). Wow.

  33. 60 sjterrid
    July 30, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you and bless you, Nerdy and TOD, for your covering of today’s homecoming for John Lewis.

  34. 61 pkayden
    July 30, 2020 at 10:17 pm

  35. July 30, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    JOHN LEWIS:
    “More than anything my faith helped me, held me together. And I couldn’t give up, could not give in.
    I thought, when I had been beaten on the bridge, I thought I saw death, I thought I was going to die, and I said a little prayer, said “Lord let me live. I want to stay here, I want to be around.”
    And I believe it was the grace of God , and praying witnesses that have that saved me.
    And so today I feel more lucky, more than lucky, more than blessed but to be here,
    to see the changes that have occurred.
    To live to see a young man, a young friend,
    my president Barack Obama become President of the United States of America.
    It was worth the pain and it is my belief that we cannot give up, cannot give in, become bitter or hostile.
    And to see all of the people, all of the young men, not just men of color, black, white, Latino, Asian American, Native American, all of the young women standing up, speaking up, being prepared to march.
    They’re going to help redeem the soul of our America, and save our country and maybe help save the planet.”

  36. 64 marleysperson
    July 30, 2020 at 10:54 pm

  37. July 30, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    On Lawrence tonight, last segment, tears! Morgan Freeman read Hon. John Lewis’s NYT last op-ed, photos of his life w/ Morgan’s voice. Am sure link will be available soon. 💞

  38. 71 marleysperson
    July 30, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    I need some help. I swear I saw somewhere that because of the purposeful slow down at USPS and the want to sabotage the election that we should mail our ballots by October 13 to assure on time tally… did anyone else see that? I need to share the source of that information and thought I knew where I saw it but alas…. I was wrong:(. Help please!:)

  39. July 31, 2020 at 2:28 am

  40. July 31, 2020 at 2:40 am

    Head in the sand, butt in the air is not a winning stance when facing an enemy that’ll kill you even if you’re looking straight at them and don’t have the courage to resist them, relentlessly and peacefully.

    Goodnight TOD.

    • 79 Dudette
      July 31, 2020 at 7:44 am

      Love the passion and sense of urgency. I feel like I’m missing something though. What are they not doing that they should be doing?

  41. July 31, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Who’s the Imposter…PERIOD!!!

  42. July 31, 2020 at 8:20 am

    In a special Last Word, Morgan Freeman reads the words of John Lewis’ final essay, which he requested be published in the New York Times on the day of his funeral: “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation.”

  43. 83 Dudette
    July 31, 2020 at 8:34 am

  44. July 31, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Kevin M. Kruse Retweeted Alex Howard @digiphile

    “Denying access to the polls, questioning the legitimacy of the results, throwing up legal challenges, forcing voters to stand in long lines: these have all happened, in our lifetimes,in the US—we don’t have to look to foreign tyrannies for examples”-
    @sbg1

    “Trump Is the Election Crisis He Is Warning About”

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-trumps-washington/trump-is-the-election-crisis-he-is-warning-about

    …Amid the coronavirus pandemic and widespread remote voting, Donald Trump said that it would be the most “INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history.” Why shouldn’t the U.S. “Delay the Election,” he asked, “until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”

    It was not the first time that the President has raised this particular canard—and a canard it is, a radical move that is not within his power to make happen—but it was by far his most inflammatory, destabilizing, and provocative attempt yet to call into question the legitimacy of the November election, in which he is trailing the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, in virtually every poll. Has there ever been a President who has done more to undermine American democracy? Trump himself has become the crisis of confidence in our political system that he warns about. He is his own self-fulfilling prophecy.

  45. 85 Dudette
    July 31, 2020 at 8:34 am

  46. 86 Dudette
    July 31, 2020 at 8:35 am

  47. 87 Dudette
    July 31, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Two astronauts set to return to Earth this weekend.

  48. July 31, 2020 at 8:40 am

    ACT EARLY…Apply for Absentee Ballots EARLY…Return Absentee Ballots EARLY whether by mail or by drop off (especially by mail)… Take advantage of in-person EARLY Voting where available

    The plight of the US Postal Service needs to be headlined ALL DAY EVERY DAY…everything else is “BREAKING NEWS” all day. Why not *this*?!?!?!?

  49. July 31, 2020 at 8:55 am

    When I saw this yesterday, I couldn’t believe someone was stupid enough to *think* this, much less make those thoughts public. 🙄 🙄 🙄

    Angela Stanton-King, a former reality TV star and current Republican congressional candidate running in the late Rep. John Lewis’s district, posted a conspiratorial tweet on Thursday suggesting foul play in the death of Herman Cain, who earlier in the day passed away from COVID-19.

    “All the celebrities and Democrats catch COVID and magically heal,” Stanton-King wrote on Twitter. “But Herman Cain is dead! I swear I hate it here. I was right there with him. We were perfectly fine!!! This is WAR!!!”

    “Since COVID-19 disproportionately impacts Black people can someone explain to me how Herman Cain caught it around a bunch of white people,” she wrote. “And why none of the Democrats at George Floyd’s funeral caught it with thousands of black ppl and a dead body that was Covid positive?”

  50. July 31, 2020 at 8:57 am

  51. 91 marleysperson
    July 31, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Morning everyone. What would happen if postal workers ignored this and just did what they always have done?

  52. 92 jer44
    July 31, 2020 at 9:48 am

  53. 94 pkayden
    July 31, 2020 at 10:06 am

  54. 95 jer44
    July 31, 2020 at 10:07 am

  55. 97 marleysperson
    July 31, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Thread

  56. 98 jer44
    July 31, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Also here: https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-4


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