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Memorial Day


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  1. 1 ggail44
    May 31, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Good West Coast Memorial Day to our beloved Blog Leader, Nerdy. Thank you every day for your consistency. It is appreciated more than we can say. 💖😘🙏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🌟💃🏾

  2. 6 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 1:14 pm

  3. 7 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 1:14 pm

  4. 8 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 1:15 pm

  5. May 31, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    THREAD…LONG BUT WORTH THE READ

    • 10 whenpamelawandered
      May 31, 2021 at 2:08 pm

      Thank you, Sheila, this is an incredible and enlightening lesson in history, I surely never knew of, growing up in the Southern Maryland school system in the 1950’s and 1960’s, these horrific and shameful massacres were not brought into our curriculum.

      I am so ashamed to be a ‘white’ person, my heart was heavy when I woke up today, it’s even more so now, after reading Michael Harriot. Forgive me everyone, take care, stay safe.

      Keep You The Heart

      🕊🕯💗🕯🕊

  6. May 31, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    “I want to know what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here—no reason”

    “Mike Flynn Uses Memorial Day To Call For A Military Coup To Overthrow Biden”

    (https://www.politicususa.com/2021/05/31/mike-flynn-coup.html)
    —-TrumpQ made it ok to be a violent treasonous criminal.

  7. May 31, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    A Proclamation on Day Of Remembrance: 100 Years After The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
    (excerpt)

    “A century later, the fear and pain from the devastation of Greenwood is still felt. As Viola Fletcher,
    a 107-year-old survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre courageously testified before the Congress recently,
    “I will never forget the violence of the white mob when we left our home. I still see Black men being shot, Black bodies lying in the street. I still smell smoke and see fire. I still see Black businesses being burned. I still hear airplanes flying overhead. I hear the screams. I have lived through the massacre every day. Our country may forget this history, but I cannot.”

    With this proclamation, I commit to the survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, including Viola Fletcher, Hughes Van Ellis, and Lessie Benningfield Randle, the descendants of victims, and to this Nation that we will never forget. We honor the legacy of the Greenwood community, and of Black Wall Street, by reaffirming our commitment to advance racial justice through the whole of our government, and working to root out systemic racism from our laws, our policies, and our hearts.”
    (whitehouse.gov)

  8. May 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Speaker Pelosi Statement on Observance of Memorial Day
    (https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/53121)

  9. May 31, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Congrats Gail, thanks to Nerdy, and peace to all this Memorial Day. My dad might have been one of the fallen in WWII if not for a bayonet training accident at Camp LeJeune during basic training that nearly cost him his eye and sidelined him stateside. Thinking of all those families who have lost a soldier in our nation’s wars.

  10. 15 ggail44
    May 31, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Insensitive crude people have caused this

    • May 31, 2021 at 3:36 pm

      Massive fine for not talking to the press? This must change!
      People come to see Naomi for the tennis. Why don’t athletes have the option of talking to the press if they want to? (Do guys on football teams get the option?) When you’ve just played your guts out on the court…this pressure to talk afterwards is wrong. Naomi am so with you!!

    • 17 Dudette
      May 31, 2021 at 4:16 pm

  11. 18 ggail44
    May 31, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Why people, Why???!!!!!
    https://au.sports.yahoo.com/french-open-2021-coco-gauff-question-vindicates-naomi-osaka-media-boycott-023607454.html
    Shocking Coco Gauff question that vindicates Naomi Osaka’s boycott
    A shocking question for American teenager Coco Gauff at the French Open has left many tennis fans convinced by Naomi Osaka’s controversial press conference boycott. Andrew Reid
    Andrew Reid
    Sun, 30 May 2021, 7:36 pm·4-min read
    American teenager Coco Gauff is seen here reacting to a point in a tennis match.
    Coco Gauff found herself at the centre of a bizarre and shocking question at the French Open. Pic: Getty
    A shocking question for American teenager Coco Gauff at the French Open has left many tennis fans convinced by Naomi Osaka’s controversial press conference boycott.

    However, others have pointed to an eye-opening press conference with 17-year-old Gauff, as proof that Osaka’s concerns are justified.

    The American teen sensation – who begins her Roland Garros campaign against World no. 212 Aleksandra Krunic on Tuesday – was asked by a journalist about being compared to fellow Americans, Serena and Venus Williams – the latter of whom she is partnering in the doubles.

    “You are often compared to the Williams sisters. Maybe it’s because you’re black. But I guess it’s because you’re talented and maybe American too,” the reporter started off by saying.

    “We could have a final between you and Serena. Is it something you hope for? I mean, 22 years separate you girls.”

    WhatThePhuckingHell People???!!!!!!!

  12. 19 ggail44
    May 31, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    This recognition is happening in a city that I used to live in, here in the San Gabriel Valley, California
    🙏🏾🌟💖
    On January 25, 2020, as part of the MAP quarterly meeting, Leroy “Buster” Criss was selected as the
    seventh Neighborhood Treasure. Much of the history known about Mr. Criss was gathered from the City
    Historian and family members.
    Mr. Criss was a resident of Monrovia and attended the Monrovia Arcadia Duarte High School. He also
    took flying lessons at the Monrovia Airport. These lessons ended up serving him well during World War II
    when he joined the military on December 6, 1943. He was first assigned to Biloxi, Mississippi for basic
    training, and was soon transferred to the Tuskegee Army Air Base for Aviation Cadet training. Upon completion his aviation education, he joined the 477th Bombardment Group.
    The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces.
    During World War II, the American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal
    government. This occurred because black Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to Jim Crow
    laws which legalized segregation. Mr. Criss was eventually promoted to Lieutenant at some point during
    his military career.
    Mr. Criss was not only one of the original Tuskegee Airmen pilots; he also spent 37 years as a highlyrespected high school teacher in the Los Angeles area following his military service. Unfortunately, he
    was never given the opportunity to teach in Monrovia due to the color of his skin.
    The AIPP Committee would like to recognize Mr. Criss for military service with the Tuskegee Airmen, the
    first group of African American aviators.

    A multi-colored, circular art piece depicting Mr. Criss in his flying gear in front of his aircraft with the aircraft’s wings extending beyond the background.
    The overall art piece would be nine feet tall and 40 inches wide. The art will be made out of pressed metal
    and molded resin. It will be painted using a high quality ultra violet resistant exterior acrylic paint

  13. May 31, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    President Biden spoke at an annual Memorial Day ceremony in New Castle,
    Delaware Veterans Memorial Park.

    Event includes: Governor John Carney (D-DE), Joshua Mattis, Executive Director of the Deleware Commission of Veterans Services, Sen Tom Carper, Charles Baldwin, Delawere Commissioner of Veterans Affairs,
    Major General Michael Berry, Chaplain Donald Van Aust.

    Here:
    (https://www.c-span.org/video/?512201-1/president-biden-delivers-memorial-day-weekend-remarks-delaware)

  14. 21 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 4:12 pm

  15. 22 pkayden
    May 31, 2021 at 4:18 pm

  16. 23 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Excerpts from a good thread

  17. 25 pkayden
    May 31, 2021 at 4:56 pm

  18. 26 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Just sayin’

  19. 27 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Honor Him!

  20. 28 pkayden
    May 31, 2021 at 5:20 pm

  21. 29 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 5:32 pm

  22. 30 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Texas…. strike that, should’ve said Republicans

  23. 31 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    • May 31, 2021 at 6:21 pm

      NASA Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month 2021

      “Each May, NASA commemorates Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month to recognize the significant contributions of past and present employees of AAPI descent. Each of them embody the enduring and resilient spirit this community brings to advancing science, research, and discovery. Hear their stories.”

      Anthony Arviola – Langley Research Center
      Han Woong (Brian) Bae – Marshall Space Flight Center
      Kelly Busquets – Goddard Space Flight Center
      Sarat Calmur – Langley Research Center
      Gemma Flores – NASA Headquarters
      Wensheng Huang – Glenn Research Center
      Miki Kenji – Glenn Research Center
      Alex Lin – Langley Research Center
      Rita Melvin – Goddard Space Flight Center
      Kartik Sheth – NASA Headquarters
      Steve Shih – NASA Headquarters
      Emilie Siochi – Langley Research Center
      Jenny Staggs – Armstrong Flight Research Center
      Githika Tondapu – Marshall Space Flight Center
      Sara Tsui – Kennedy Space Center
      Jennifer Turner – Johnson Space Center

      Video Credit: NASA 360 – Jessica Wilde, David Shelton, and Scott Bednar

  24. 33 jer44
    May 31, 2021 at 6:05 pm

  25. May 31, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    “Cheney fires back at Flynn over coup remark”
    (https://thehill.com/homenews/house/556212-cheney-fires-back-at-flynn-over-coup-remark

    MICHAEL FLYNN,
    Doom’s former National Security Adviser said:
    “I want to know why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here—no reason”

    • May 31, 2021 at 6:10 pm

      Fomenting armed rebellion – isn’t that illegal?
      Am trusting the FBI and others are watching Flynn and his people
      who want a military coup to install trump.

    • 36 0388jojothecat
      June 1, 2021 at 1:10 pm

      The GOP created these monsters. Since Newt Gingrich and Rush Limpballs they have cultivated the crazy with lies and hatred toward the Government.

  26. 37 pkayden
    May 31, 2021 at 6:27 pm

  27. 38 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Look here girl, you’re the entertainment. You do as I say, not as I do.

  28. 40 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Ow!

  29. 41 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    A good thing happening in Nevada!

  30. 42 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 7:10 pm

  31. 43 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 7:55 pm

  32. 44 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 8:12 pm

  33. May 31, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    The struggle has never ceased

  34. 47 jer44
    May 31, 2021 at 9:13 pm

  35. 48 Dudette
    May 31, 2021 at 10:40 pm

  36. 50 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 12:36 am

    zero consequences for all of the traitorous thugs.

  37. 51 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 12:37 am

    #metoo

  38. 53 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 12:38 am

    voters get what they wilfully vote for.

  39. 54 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Do it joe. Use him.

    • 55 amk for obama
      June 1, 2021 at 1:04 am

      • June 1, 2021 at 8:18 am

        Myanmar.
        World Report 2022 Myanmar, Human Rights Watch.

        “International pressure increased on the government to cooperate meaningfully with UN rights investigators, including UN Special Rapporteur Thomas Andrews and the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM), in pursuing accountability for grave rights violations against ethnic minority groups. The International Court of Justice unanimously ordered Myanmar to take provisional measures to protect the Rohingya from genocide as Gambia’s case against Myanmar for violations of the Genocide Convention moves ahead. The court also mandated regular reports from Gambia and Myanmar on Myanmar’s compliance, although the reports remain confidential.”

        Details:
        (https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2021/country-chapters/myanmar-burma

  40. 57 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 1:32 am

    Fellow athletes rally around Osaka after withdrawal

    https://www.rediff.com/cricket/report/fellow-athletes-rally-around-osaka-after-withdrawal-french-open/20210601.htm

    Note that they are all POC. I have seen only Navratilova supporting her. The french tennis fucktard gave a statement and then ducked the press.

    • 58 Dudette
      June 1, 2021 at 8:45 pm

      At first Navratilova flat-out dismissed Naomi’s reason for not wanting to do press conferences on air (I heard it myself) by saying she needed to “woman up” and learn to compartmentalize better. I guess after the dragging she got, she softened a bit, but still accused Naomi of making things worse by withdrawing after the tournament officials threatened to expel her. Some ally. 🙄

      • 59 amk for obama
        June 1, 2021 at 9:31 pm

        I guess I only saw the later martina. Bummer.

        • 60 Dudette
          June 1, 2021 at 10:45 pm

          She and Billie Jean King both disappointed me big time. They didn’t advocate for a female athlete trying to protect herself and had nothing to say about the tournaments threatening that young woman’s career instead of working to provide a safer environment for all athletes. After all these years watching the shit Venus & Serena endured. This young woman said I’m not willing to just suck it up, it’s unhealthy and they basically just blathered about how back in the day they just shut up and took whatever came at them. Well, their experience is not her experience. Her mental health is not their mental health. Fuck that shit.

  41. 63 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Separating children and treating them animals was the thug’s worst crime and yet 70+ million racists were ok with it.

  42. June 1, 2021 at 9:00 am

    COUP D’ÉTAT:
    The sudden violent overthrow of an existing Government by a small group.
    Michael Flynn, fmr National Security Adviser and ret. Army Lieutenant General,
    says he is FOR IT in the United States.

    • June 1, 2021 at 9:01 am

      General Barry McCaffrey (ret.):
      “This is putting the country at risk…”
      “But as a senior military officer retired as he is, to be calling apparently for a coup against our democratic country, and he`s done this before, is extremely dangerous. Department of Justice is going to be hard-pressed to not consider whether this language is criminal in nature.”

      Brian Williams:
      “What do you think turned him, General?
      Because for him to hold these views now means a dramatic reversal of all the training and indoctrination that our flag officers go through to work up to the rank he occupied in the U.S. Army. It was alarming to see him enjoying a banquet dinner with Putin on the Russia television coverage of that event early on.
      But what turns a man like Mike Flynn?”

  43. 67 jer44
    June 1, 2021 at 9:30 am

  44. 68 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Good Morning!

  45. 70 jer44
    June 1, 2021 at 10:03 am

  46. 71 jer44
    June 1, 2021 at 10:04 am

  47. 72 whenpamelawandered
    June 1, 2021 at 10:44 am

    “June 10: Eclipse of the Sun at 19.47 Gemini at 10.54 am conjunct Mercury at 20 Gemini and widely square Neptune at 23.08 Pisces.

    Briefly, an eclipse of the Sun indicates the end of one set of circumstances and the beginning of another. The house position tells you where this event is going to occur. This sense of “endings and new beginnings” (a solar eclipse is after all, a New Moon) does not have to be negative. There are things, relationships, ideas, things that have had their period of usefulness and now must “move along.” In this respect, solar eclipses can also indicate “a place of new opportunity.” As the eclipse is in Gemini conjunct Mercury in Gemini, I would think (good Gemini word), that the eclipse would offer a place for new opportunities for speaking, writing, and thinking after an “old place” was replaced.

    Now I try to avoid bringing up the subject of DT as I am so glad not to hear that voice or see that face on a daily basis (even if it was in the brief time it took me to change the channel or press a delete button). But my astrological interest is stronger than my personal disdain, so please note that in the man’s natal map his Uranus is at 17.54 Gemini, his nodes are at 20.48 Gemini/Sagittarius, the Sun is at 22.56 Gemini, and his Moon is at 21.12 Sagittarius. This means that the Solar eclipse (19.47 Gemini) is right atop this entire grouping (with transiting Neptune at 23.08 Pisces). Je crois que le destin est enfin arrive’—so much more dramatic to say this in French—I believe that his destiny has finally arrived…in the form of karmic returns from illegal financial interplay (and perhaps, from previous sexual escapades as well). I get this from Neptune in Pisces transiting his 8th house ruling the natal 8th house (but in Libra in the natal 2nd) square his Gemini/Sagittarius grouping of planets. The unfolding/unraveling of this mess will take those involved until the end of 2022 to process (Neptune enters 23 Pisces and no longer retrogrades to affect his degrees in Gemini/Sagittarius beginning in mid-January 2023. Until then, Neptune will “have his way” with Mr. T.“

  48. 74 Nerdy Wonka
    June 1, 2021 at 10:55 am

  49. June 1, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Remarks by President Biden at the 153rd National Memorial Day Observance

    “Democracy is more than a form of government. It’s a way of being; it’s a way of seeing the world.
    Democracy means the rule of the people — the rule of the people. Not the rule of monarchs, not the rule of the moneyed, not the rule of the mighty — literally, the rule of the people.

    The lives of billions, from antiquity to our own hour, have been shaped by the battle between aspirations of the many and the greed of the few. Between people’s right to self-determination and the self-seeking of the dictator. Between dreams of democracy and appetites for autocracy, which we’re seeing around the world.

    Our troops have fought this battle on fields around the world, but also the battle of our time. And the mission falls to each of us, each and every day. Democracy itself is in peril, here at home and around the world.

    What we do now — what we do now, how we honor the memory of the fallen, will determine whether or not democracy will long endure. We all take it for granted. We think we learned in school. You have to — every generation has to fight for it.”

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/05/31/remarks-by-president-biden-at-the-153rd-national-memorial-day-observance/)

  50. 78 Nerdy Wonka
    June 1, 2021 at 11:44 am

  51. June 1, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Republic of Korea Joins List of Nations to Sign Artemis Accords
    May 24 2021

    New Zealand signs Artemis Accords
    May 31 2021

    “New Zealand, along with seven other nations, helped craft the principles espoused in the Artemis Accords.
    These simple, universal principles will enable the next generation of international partnerships for the exploration of the Moon and beyond,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.
    (nasa.gov)

  52. 81 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Sicilian Mafia boss Giovanni Brusca, whose grisly crimes include having a child’s body dissolved in acid, has been released from prison.

    Dubbed the “people slayer”, Brusca has confessed to his role in over 100 killings, including the assassination of Italy’s top anti-Mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone.

    But Brusca became an informant, helping prosecutors hunt down fellow mobsters.

    His release after 25 years in jail has outraged his victims’ relatives.

    He will now be on parole for four years.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57317220

    white peeps shite.

      • 83 amk for obama
        June 1, 2021 at 9:30 pm

        inr? if the ‘law enforcement’ has to plea deal with a mass murderer to rat out on the other murdering thugs, that shows their utter incompetence. Just like the US ‘law enforcement’ against a traitorous seditious insurrectionist.

  53. 84 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 12:08 pm

  54. 86 Nerdy Wonka
    June 1, 2021 at 12:11 pm

  55. 87 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Hope it’s true. The majority of oldies fucked up and are still fucking up things. Here is to the future fucking up the past.

  56. 88 jer44
    June 1, 2021 at 12:49 pm

  57. 89 Nerdy Wonka
    June 1, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    • 90 Dudette
      June 1, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      I remember that clip with Venus and wanting to threw things at my TV. Bravo to Mr. Williams for standing up for his daughters!

  58. June 1, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    “Montana AG says critical race theory,
    some anti-racism programs taught in schools
    are ‘discriminatory’.”
    (https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/555933-montana-ag-says-critical-race-theory-some-antiracism-programs-taught-in)

    • June 1, 2021 at 12:57 pm

      Eh we can’t have our young people being educated about real history.
      Seems ‘critical theory’ is a buzzword for Marxian theory, used for analyzing power relationships. Plus we can’t have their white target base aligning themselves politically with people of color – right? Turning people who should be allies against each other, creating a false ideology so you’ll act against your own interests, is all they have. They have nothing and will only take. Let’s align working women and men of all colors. And btw we need schools and colleges that encourage our children to think.

  59. 93 Nerdy Wonka
    June 1, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    • 94 Dudette
      June 1, 2021 at 9:19 pm

  60. 95 amk for obama
    June 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm

  61. June 1, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Latest news confirms Manchin does NOT back the Dem Voting Rights Bill.
    We’re up against the wall, make or break right now.
    You’ve got Flynn full on coup language.
    Manchin must know that America turning autocratic endangers the entire world.
    –Do we have any, any response to any of the well-coordinated right wing attacks on this country?

      • June 1, 2021 at 1:37 pm

        oops late for signs. DO SOMETHING.

        • 99 tnmtngirl1
          June 1, 2021 at 4:34 pm

          I just called Dick Durbin’s office and shared my concern with his office. I then called the WH, but the comment line is working yet so I had to leave my comment on the website. I pulled no punches. Personally, I think this voting rights issue needs to be the ONLY thing the administration is focused on right now. Not infrastructure, gun safety or any other issues. Because if this voting rights does not get settled, none of this other things will matter!!! I love Joe, but I do not think he or any of the other Dems see this ON FIRE issue.

  62. 100 pkayden
    June 1, 2021 at 2:29 pm

  63. 103 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Ha!

  64. 104 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Deep soul-wrenching sigh!

  65. 105 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Thank you Nike!

  66. 106 Dudette
    June 1, 2021 at 11:52 pm

  67. 107 Dudette
    June 2, 2021 at 12:13 am

    All this excellence just gives me chills and brings the waterworks. 😭


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