My heart is with trayvon martins family tonight,so my focus on them. No one else really matters— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) July 14, 2013
Yes, ma’am , Dudette. They need sooooooo much comforting.
Rest in peace Trayvon.
Perfection, nospin!! And, I hope you see my tweet urging everyone to read your inspiring and fundamentally essential message. Thank you!
We need to make are streets safer for all children.
We need to make our streets safer for ALL children.
If people were rioting it would be on every channel, but since people are protesting peacefully you can hardly find it. What does that say?— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) July 15, 2013
Right wing racist media
@CharlesMBlow It says the corporate #NEWSTAINERS are following their KOCH overlords instructions. It also says they are IRRELEVANT.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 15, 2013
We are THE MEDIA that matters. Period.
Yes We Can
Typo corrected ….
@CharlesMBlow It says the corporate #NEWSTAINERS are following their #KOCH overlords' instructions. It also says they are IRRELEVANT.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 15, 2013
“We are THE MEDIA that matters. Period.”, Yes indeed, Bob! There really are no credible, so called mainstream, media (msm). they’ve all gone tabloid! Only the hype, sensationalism, manufactured scandals, and GOP propaganda matter to the msm.
Sensationalism sells. Peace doesn’t. Sad commentary on humanity.
People are being remarkably serious and restrained. Not sure if restrained is the right word, but I think that these peaceful protests have much more of an impact.
Ladies and gentlemen, the crappy media.
@CharlesMBlow – This is your pathetic american media. @FoxNews @cnn @msnbc @CBSNews @ABC @NBCNews http://t.co/hdN3XfquK4— (@amk4obama) July 15, 2013
CHIPS! I just headed to the bottom of the last thread to ask WHERE in sam hill you were and saw the new thread! Good thing I put my question on hold. Trying to sneak in, were you?
Many thanks, nospin. Folk music is just that. Got to see them ‘back in the day’ and it’s still truth.
“Where have all the flowers gone…”
Wow! @neiltyson is following Me now! Huge fan, Neil! You know almost as much about the universe as Me! A lot of good that'll do ya in hell!— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 15, 2013
nicely done – some human in a sorrowful situation.
I love Dr. Neil Tyson & I love, love, this “God””
Forgive the re-post, Chips, but I’m on a mission ….
Dear #PBO, the Civil War did not end in 1865. With your RE-Election the end, began. INJUSTICE to Trayvon proves we have far to go. cc @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 15, 2013
As all of you know, I’ve mentioned this fact more than once in various posts. It was not until the RE-Election of President Obama that an unambiguous shift in America to a rejection of racism, and all the evil it represents began.
We are now going to go through at least a decade of doing what should have been done at the end of the Civil War. Clearly, if Lincoln had not been assassinated, the process of reconstruction would have been more robust and focused on erasing the inequities of slavery.
But, that was not to be the case and even with the Civil Rights and Voting Rights and desegregation of schools, it was not going to be a reality.
Upon an African-American becoming President all the underlying racism began to ooze in undeniable, inescapable actions. Upon President Obama’s re-election, it has erupted. The 20 Jan 2009 insurgency against him, has now become an all out assault to undermine him as well as an all out assault on people of color and women.
The travesty of not only the Trayvon Martin verdict but the fact that a murderer walked free for weeks after killing a black child could not be a more potent statement that a segment of America would revert to slavery in a heart beat if it could. And, it’s not just jacked up, Jim Crow. gun totting nuts, it’s 5 members of the Supreme Court of the USA, & every Republican in the House of Representatives who have proved that to be true within the past few weeks.
That racism and misogyny go hand in hand is, of course, of no surprise. It is odd that some women, especially white women in America, do not grok the connection and the reality that ‘their men’ view them as merely a SLAVE.
The white, plutocrat, ALEC-orchestrated assault on women and people of color coupled with their efforts to both profit from and expand access to weapons of mass murder could not make their agenda more obvious.
Women, people of color, & men who have even an ounce of empathy, a shard of ethics, a modicum of self-worth must join together and ensure every person who can legally vote does so – in special elections this year and throughout the Nation in 2014. We must build a Federal Congress, as well as, Governorships, Congresses, Mayoral positions, etc., in every State & City with those who will end the Civil War, end inequities toward women, halt profiling of non-whites, restrict access to weapons of mass murder, expand access to nutrition and education for every child (from the day they are born) and build an America that begins to act, not talk, equitably toward every person.
They cannot believe a black man ws elected President – solution – stop black people voting, stop black people getting educated, stop black people having health care – and if all that fails – shoot them.
I cannot wax eloquent about what has happened – I cannot make the great speeches, nor talk the healing words – I never believed that I would see such a dark underbelly of a country that we all once admired – brought to the surface because a young, intelligent, forthright, and wonderful black man was elected President. The joy that the world saw in 2008 is being replaced by the realization that a large % of US citizens do not want their country to be a democracy.
“The joy that the world saw in 2008 is being replaced by the realization that a large % of US citizens do not want their country to be a democracy.”
We are here to expand that joy.
We are here to end the Civil War.
We are here to end any form of slavery, no matter how blatant or subtle.
We are here to protect and nurture those too young or infirm to care for themselves.
Bless you Bob – because I am not so close to it all – I can hide – and pretend it won’t happen in my world – not a good assumption – every time I get down – the TOD folks have so much support to give – may it ever be that way. Sometimes we do not realize what we had – until it is gone.
Hear hear!! No rest for the weary until there is equal protection under the law for all in our country!
Bob, you are truly a great soul and a tireless fighter for Truth, justice and HUMANITY! This world needs more people like you.
” solution – stop black people voting, stop black people getting educated”
The opposite will be true.
Today I sat my four children down and they are not yet 13. I explained what happened yesterday and had the talk. I let them know someone else’s insecurity because of the pigment of their skin is not their problem. I explained that life is transient and to remember with everything there is a season. A time to live ..a time to die. I let them know they are to always be confident in their own abilities and in their self worth. To be respectful and to demand respect. In response to yesterdays travesty, they are to become more educated, be civic minded. If they for someone reason they are not hired for a job that is fine. Create their own net worth.
They have a mind…use it. They have talent…harness it. They have a will…leverage it to succeed. In the face of injustice to let their voice be heard and stand for what they believe in regardless of the circumstances. You can’t control the actions of another person but you can control your own destiny.
Everything else is what it is.
“They have a mind…use it. They have talent…harness it. They have a will…leverage it to succeed. In the face of injustice to let their voice be heard and stand for what they believe in regardless of the circumstances. You can’t control the actions of another person but you can control your own destiny.”
Absolutely BRILLIANT, nospin!!
Dear @VP @FLOTUS @vj44 @Pfeiffer44 @davidaxelrod @DavidPlouffe @JonFavs You need to read this theobamadiary.com/2013/07/14/eno… cc @TheObamaDiary— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 15, 2013
Nospin, thank you with your permission I will recopy your message and make it personal for my grandchildren and for all of the young ones coming along.
please go ahead. MaewholoveourCIC. I hope it helps.
“It wasn’t until the RE-Election of President Obama…” You so nailed it, Bobfr. The ‘rovian powers that be’ thought a one term biracial president would be easy pickings. I’d elect him for LIFE if I could.
Bob, I hope you saw my thanks in reply to your timely comment on the previous thread. I am glad you brought it here because it needs to be read by as many people as possible.
Very much appreciated, nath. I do hope folk read it and act on it.
Bob you are speaking the truth as always. Thanks for your advocacy for the causes.
RT @DebtTrut: "T-PARTY BILLIONAIRES"-vid REVEALS KOCHS PAY speakers who lead T-PARTY RALLIES – to SPEW RHETORIC youtu.be/z55T0yGEdG8— Anomaly (@Anomaly100) July 15, 2013
Just look at them. Old, scared easily manipulated people. They have no idea they are being played and used as pawns. Mr. “Medicare” there with the sign…I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
This is the jury pool they picked the jury from to help GZ.
Here is the list of Alec politicians by state. look for your state to see the rep with ties to Alec. sourcewatch.org/index.php?titl…— (@redbird45) July 15, 2013
Thanks and bookmarked. You are a goddess!
Aw shucks Lyn, you’re making me blush! :-)
"We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."— Dr. Firestarter (@docrocktex26) July 15, 2013
Hundreds in Philly Protest Zimmerman Verdict nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Cro… via @nbcphiladelphia— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) July 15, 2013
Glad to be on board with this wonderful TOD family. The life of this beautiful CHILD was turned into mediasuckers paradise,
People are tweeting me that the LAPD is shooting rubber bullets at protesters. Is there a source for this? Is it true?— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) July 15, 2013
this is all I found
LAPD’s South Bureau issued a tactical alert, but no arrests were made. However around 1 a.m. officers were forced to fire bean bags on a crowd after police say protesters threw bottles at motorcycle officers near Crenshaw and the 110 Freeway.
I hope things do not escalate – other places have done fine so far
So what I do when I grieve is write.
I was finally able to write.
Chips, you can post my piece tomorrow when you think it’s appropriate. Tomorrow’s my late day, so my schedule is a bit off.
LL, would love to post it now, if that’s good with you? We need all the wise words we can find at this time. Thank you LL.
As you wish, love.
You, sir, are a gem.
Focus energy where it counts http://t.co/gNlLtK2z9R— David & Pirate (@beachbumdavid) July 15, 2013
Focus energy where it counts http://t.co/gNlLtK2z9R— David & Pirate (@beachbumdavid) July 15, 2013
This from the stop and frisk man…
Amen. PF, I was just about to post the same thing…
Thumbs UP…..I usually would be headed to bed…about this time…but I can’t go yet
Never let someone else’s misery go to waste seems to be the Bloomberg way
and yet he has his cops out arresting PEACEFUL Protestors tonight. Eff Bloomberg.
Talking out the side of his neck then. I like want he’s doing re: gun control, but arresting peaceful protesters is some major B.S.
agree w/ you
He needs to STFU!
I want to say sit down. But he is so short, he looks like he is sitting already!
Eff Bloomberg is right.
lol, nicely said :)
NonPartisan CBO: President Obama Stimulus Created 3.3 Million Jobs, Cut Unemployment by 1.8%, and Boosted GDP by 4.1%. ReTweet The Facts— Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) July 15, 2013
So true http://t.co/BIkZavx4Ul— RC deWinter (@RCdeWinter) July 15, 2013
Republicans are dedicated to providing guns to children. Healthcare? Not so much http://t.co/92mIEiZrPk— Buh Bye GOP (@BuhByeGOP) July 15, 2013
here is a question that goes to the heart of the matter:
Sign: "What ground is a young black man entitled to and on what grounds may he defend…?" Photo: ow.ly/i/2BNko #JusticeForTrayvon— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) July 15, 2013
Youth at Trayvon Martin Rally in Roxbury http://t.co/DcQIcye8By— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) July 14, 2013
PHOTO: #JusticeForTrayvon protest in NYC's Times Square. ow.ly/i/2BN7e— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) July 15, 2013
I will never apologize for being black.
People who apologize for being Black are giving God, their parents and all their ancestors, the middle finger.
Yes cause God made us all. How boring would life be if we were all made the same.
I will never apologize for my President being black.
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