147 Responses to “#StrikeForBlackLives”

  1. August 27, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    –with you NW.
    The nation is tired of weeping. “And all my mother came into mine eyes. And gave me up to tears.”
    We are equal absolutely no exceptions…America, Americans stop killing yourself.
    “Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.”

  2. August 27, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Carly Fiorina, fmr republican presidential candidate, speaking to Joy Reid:
    “Yes I understand and appreciate that due process is necessary for justice to be served.
    But as an American watching that videotape (of Mr. Blake being shot in the back 7 times) all I can say is, as I hope all Americans can see with their own eyes: There is no justification for this. Ever. Just as there was no justification for George Floyd. Just as there is no justifications for.so.many.other.of.these.instances. We must grapple with this problem and we must solve this problem. And so I have to say I applaud the NBA players tonight. Because I think it’s one more way to send a message that this isn’t going away. We have to grapple with it and we must make progress.”

  3. August 27, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Really moved to see professional athletes use their platform and their power to make fans focus on racial injustice and police brutality and weak gun laws.

  4. 6 nena20409
    August 27, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Thank You, NW. You’ve been amazing.
    Keeping me sane.
    Thank you.

  5. August 27, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Speaking with Michael Beschloss,
    American historian specializing in the United States presidency, author of 9 books on the presidency:
    Joy Reid:
    “We’ve seen the ‘wide-eyed worship’ of trump…this use of the White House in a way that I have to say really bothered me. Last night you had this surprise Naturalization Ceremony. Two of the people that were in it didn’t even know, they weren’t warned, at least the two who were able to respond to reporters. We’re told that they were not even told that they were going to be filmed. And that that was going to be used and featured. And that Trump was going to be there. And they’ve said they didn’t mind being featured, but they weren’t told in advance. It was literally staged for tv. While tens of thousands of immigrants are not being able to be naturalized. Because Trump won’t let them. And you know Melania Trump who has the lowest of bars (particularly versus Michelle Obama) because she said a couple of nice things. They said them from the Rose Garden! That they use as their person property.”

    • August 27, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      “I agree with you and I heard you last night Joy. I thought you were absolutely right in saying that this was an abuse of the White House. Remember it was just a week ago that President Obama said, “Don’t let them take away your democracy”. So I’ve been watching this convention for reassuring signs that that’s not going to happen if Donald Trump was re-elected, and I have not seen them. I saw a Secretary of State for the first time in at least 80 years, appearing in a republican convention talking about domestic politics. That’s not supposed to happen. This was trump turning the White House last night into a convention hotel with donors, and audience, and clapping. That’s not supposed to happen! U.S. marines were used as props in that ceremony that you were talking about. That is not supposed to happen. The same thing with those new citizens. What this tells me is, these things remind me of what happens in an Authoritarian country, not a Democracy. In a place where the symbols of the state are mixed up with domestic politics. It should make all of us nervous. Democracy and liberty always requires eternal vigilance.”

  6. 10 nena20409
    August 27, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Those who can, please RT this…if you can.

  7. 14 marleysperson
    August 27, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Mr. Fallwell….

  8. 16 nena20409
    August 27, 2020 at 3:27 pm

  9. 17 sherijr
    August 27, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you Nerdy. Everyday we hope there won’t be more. There seems to be an endless stream of more and the anger, my anger at least is never allowed to lessen.

  10. 18 jer44
    August 27, 2020 at 3:41 pm

  11. 19 jer44
    August 27, 2020 at 3:44 pm

  12. 21 Nerdy Wonka
    August 27, 2020 at 3:46 pm

  13. 26 jer44
    August 27, 2020 at 3:57 pm

  14. 27 nena20409
    August 27, 2020 at 3:59 pm

  15. 28 marleysperson
    August 27, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    A dossier on a journalist telling the truth about his lies and corruption.

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  19. 33 No Child Left Behind
    August 27, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    BREAKING: VP Mike Pence has been uninvited from making a commencement speech at Wisconsin College.

  20. 34 marleysperson
    August 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm

  21. 36 marleysperson
    August 27, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Just know whatever they say, is a lie.

  22. 37 marleysperson
    August 27, 2020 at 5:22 pm

  23. August 27, 2020 at 5:23 pm

  24. 39 tnmtngirl1
    August 27, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Because I don’t know how to do this, I am asking if anyone here can. Yesterday on Dateline White House, Michale Steele went through a long litany of “Tell us, America, what we should do? He had a long list of things that Black people are told to do when a cop stops them. After every one, he would say “That doesn’t work.” Sometimes he would add “You shot us anyway” or “You kills us anyway.” It was so damn POWERFUL! Would love it posted here, but would love to be able to share on fb. I do not remember which hour it was, the 4:00 or 5:00 hour. If anyone can find it and post, I would so appreciate it.

    Brought this over from last thread. I posted near the end. Please, I hope someone can find the video. It was so powerful and needs to be spread.

    • August 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm

      I looked for it but couldn’t find it. Maybe someone else will have better luck.

      • 41 tnmtngirl1
        August 27, 2020 at 8:01 pm

        I have searched and search every way possible and nothing.

        • August 27, 2020 at 8:07 pm

          If you’re referring to Nicole Wallace’s program, I think it’s called Deadline White House. But I’m not sure how else to search because I don’t watch any of these shows.

          • 43 tnmtngirl1
            August 27, 2020 at 9:01 pm

            I am looking for a segment from that show. It was Michael Steele. I will summarize here as best I can, but it will be sorely lacking compared to what he said. I am entitling it: Tell us what we should do, America. Here goes: We put our hands on the dashboard….and you still kill us. Tell us what we should do, America. We put both hands on the steering wheel and you still kill us. Tell us what we should do America. You tell us to step out of the car slowly…..and you still kill us. (same refrain) You tell us to take a step to the left or the right…..and you still kill us. (refrain) You put the handcuffs on us REAL tight so, of course, we are going to resist…..and you kill us. (Refrain) He went on and on with so many other occasions in which we have seen Black men/women get killed instantly with no questions asked. After he finished his long litnay, he said again: So, America, please tell us what we should do because to this point, what we have been doing clearly ain’t working!

            It was a very impactful and powerful rant. He talked about having Black sons that he has had the talk with over and over and over. 😦

  25. 45 marleysperson
    August 27, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    What the absolute fuck. WHAT. THE. FUCK.

  26. 47 marleysperson
    August 27, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    A. Comb.

  27. 48 Vicki Cana
    August 27, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Hi, everyone! Hope you are still maintaining that positive vibe that the DNC convention evoked. I myself do still feel somewhat less stressed.

    Check this out – I just stumbled onto this interview that I found quite interesting (in some small part because the subject actually felt that, as part of being genuine, she needed to admit her error). Reminded me of that reconciliation bit we sometimes discuss here in the village.

    • 49 Vicki Cana
      August 27, 2020 at 7:23 pm

      Sigh! I had my laptop cleaned (by someone else) to speed up performance and have apparently lost my regular TOD persona. I don’t get why they expect me to remember the original password that I used to use. 😦

  28. 51 jer44
    August 27, 2020 at 7:16 pm

  29. 52 nena20409
    August 27, 2020 at 7:18 pm

  30. August 27, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    I remember the days when we’d love JER’s posts of AF1 landing in all kinds of places & folks everywhere somehow being there (whether they were invited guests on the tarmac or folks somehow figuring out the best spot to be for that landing), it was a joyous addiction! Thank you again, JER, for those moments.

    Now, everytime I see Virus45 & Grifters board Marine1 or AF1, all I see is “Air Con”! They all gotta go! VOTE!

  31. 58 jer44
    August 27, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    • August 27, 2020 at 10:15 pm

      Wish their arses could be quarantined on that lawn, for safety of the great people of DC, for sure. Just give those Virus45 et al arses bedpans, no shower, cages are yr cribs, y’all …. you skipping thru the tulips yet, MoFo? I could go on. Yup, going back to my corner!

      Bless, VOTE! 😘

  32. 61 vcprezofan2
    August 27, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Let’s see if I remember my regular TOD persona.

    • 62 vcprezofan2
      August 27, 2020 at 7:48 pm

      Yesssss! 🙂

      • 63 nena20409
        August 27, 2020 at 7:52 pm


        • 64 vcprezofan2
          August 27, 2020 at 8:46 pm

          ❤ ❤ ❤ back at you, Nena. 😉
          I was so, so relieved to remember the password.

          • 65 mtmarilyn
            August 28, 2020 at 10:07 am

            That’s so frustrating! We are glad to have you back whole!

            • 66 vcprezofan2
              August 28, 2020 at 11:58 am

              🙂 Hi Marilyn. In fairness it’s actually ‘me ole brain’ (plus me following the ‘rule’ that you shouldn’t write down passwords) that get me into this mess from time to time.
              ps: are you sure I’m whole? 😀 😀

              • 67 mtmarilyn
                August 29, 2020 at 11:21 am

                Now VC, I know about the ole brain’ and all these passwords. I have tried to write them down. I’ve found I usually need the one I forgot to write down. We’re just glad to have you here. Your whole VC. Your here with the rest of us and of course we are all “whole” ?

  33. 69 nena20409
    August 27, 2020 at 7:50 pm

  34. August 27, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    She was phenomenal today.

  35. 72 nena20409
    August 27, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    This is so childish.

  36. August 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    On ReidOut:
    Scaramucci saying when speaking about Trump America,
    use the following words over and over:
    Says it will drive Doom crazy.

  37. August 27, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Eh the audience for trump’s speech is dooooomed….squished up and quacking all together.
    …All his own work.

  38. August 27, 2020 at 8:08 pm

  39. August 27, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Hell’s bells…Mary Trump on MSNBC shortly.

  40. August 27, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    REMEMBER, make sure your TV is NOT tuned to the orange shitgibbon when he comes out tonight!! No free TV ratings!

  41. August 27, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Mary Trump is gutsy and smart.
    Fabulous that she is interviewing.
    She said that Trump “feels no shame, has no humility, and that’s part of the reason were in the mess we’re in.”
    That he “has been rewarded for bad behavior his entire life.”
    “No way to shame him. And that is another thing that makes ‘love of his family’ so absurd over the last three days.”
    What if Trump were getting cornered and about to be exposed?
    Mary: “We should be afraid quite honestly. We need to be prepared…continue keeping pressure on Donald, investigations, truth telling…danger that he is going to lash out…use the power of his office to commit atrocity…hundreds of thousands dying because he is doing nothing, which needs to be seen as a deliberate act.”
    “The only thing that matters is that he’s winning in the moment.”

  42. August 27, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    By not doing anything about COVID-19 Trump is committing mass murder.
    (Possibly 250,000 dead by Election Day.)
    –Certainly a few more will die as a result of the WH event today.

  43. August 27, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Here’s McConnell who has blocked every piece of legislation for 12 years,
    (except naming post offices and free cash for the wealthy),
    teling serial whoppers.
    —annyeonghi gyeseyo !!

  44. August 27, 2020 at 9:12 pm

  45. 97 pkayden
    August 27, 2020 at 10:20 pm

  46. 98 marleysperson
    August 27, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Smart:) Good for Biden/Harris


  47. August 27, 2020 at 10:57 pm

  48. 100 pkayden
    August 27, 2020 at 11:00 pm

  49. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    August 27, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Anybody know if it’s safe to come out yet? Is the convention over?

    • 102 COS
      August 27, 2020 at 11:13 pm

      He was still talking a minute ago. I instantly turned.

    • August 28, 2020 at 6:56 am

      I kept checking every few minutes to see if he’d shut up because he’s messing with my PBS show, Vera. Nope, still talking an hour later. I immediately turned it off each time. I can’t stand the sight of his gross sweaty face and lifeless lying voice. UGH UGH UGH.

      • 105 jacquelineoboomer
        August 28, 2020 at 3:59 pm

        (Just seeing this … ) Don’t hold back, meta! Ha!

        Please let him move to Scotland and please don’t let them consider sending him back.

  50. 106 marleysperson
    August 27, 2020 at 11:20 pm

  51. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    August 27, 2020 at 11:20 pm

  52. 110 jer44
    August 27, 2020 at 11:27 pm

  53. 111 todjey
    August 27, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    He is still at it, I just started watching / listening 2 minutes ago.

  54. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    August 27, 2020 at 11:37 pm

  55. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    August 27, 2020 at 11:41 pm

  56. August 27, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    Emperor America die has lied himself into oblivion…
    Maddow just did an incredible fact check!! Wow.

  57. 115 marleysperson
    August 27, 2020 at 11:45 pm


  58. 116 marleysperson
    August 27, 2020 at 11:58 pm


  59. August 28, 2020 at 12:13 am

    thx Bob Marley…you dance so, you dance so!

  60. August 28, 2020 at 12:29 am

    Did anyone else feel a certain kookiness today? Held my bright blue shirt out of the car window in the breeze and laughed hysterically while driving home just before the Doomwit’s speech. Good knowing that right now as we speak, his Majesty is cramming himself back into the fridge.

  61. 120 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2020 at 12:59 am

    Breathe, everybody.

  62. 121 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2020 at 1:02 am

    Here’s a beautiful rant from good ol’ Daniel, to listen to tomorrow! Goodnight, TODville and all the ships at sea!

  63. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2020 at 1:14 am

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  65. August 28, 2020 at 3:10 am

    From the dog whistle to the wolf whistle …

  66. 126 pkayden
    August 28, 2020 at 7:30 am

  67. 127 todjey
    August 28, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Good Morning TODville.

  68. August 28, 2020 at 8:11 am

    Good Morning, Nerdy! Goo Morning, TOD Family!!!

  69. August 28, 2020 at 8:11 am

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  72. 132 pkayden
    August 28, 2020 at 8:52 am

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  74. 134 marleysperson
    August 28, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Morning everyone. Do it

  75. 135 todjey
    August 28, 2020 at 9:12 am

    I dunno if there is a bigger or better liar in history than PP.

    I was watching CNN this morning, Jacob Blake’s dad was being interviewed. So heartbreaking.

    All I am going to keep repeating is ‘A Bigger Blue Tsunami this November’, and WHEN President Biden and VP Harris take over, revamping of PDs everywhere.

  76. August 28, 2020 at 9:24 am

    How do you prepare to debate a liar?!?!?!

    • 137 marleysperson
      August 28, 2020 at 9:43 am

      You plainly state that what he said is a lie. Then you site your source and fact. Over and over and over and over again.

      • August 28, 2020 at 12:56 pm

        Unfortunately, I think that’s the strategy. The lies are meant to throw you off of your game. [Remember President Obama’s first debate with Romney?] While you’re disputing the lies — especially if it includes citing sources, you are not talking about the things that will make you stand out as the best candidate.

        There has to be some hybrid…call out the lie and move to what you need to talk about….I think.

  77. 139 marleysperson
    August 28, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Nice gesture. A national holiday is the only way

  78. 140 jer44
    August 28, 2020 at 9:41 am

  79. 142 jer44
    August 28, 2020 at 9:51 am

    WATCH LIVE | The 2020 March on Washington

  80. 143 marleysperson
    August 28, 2020 at 9:57 am

    All violating Hatch Act

  81. August 28, 2020 at 10:02 am

  82. August 28, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Some places, three or four hours may not be enough.

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