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“That’s it?”

Thank you Desertflower!


115 Responses to ““That’s it?””


  1. 1 vitaminlover
    July 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Cute children

    • 2 desertflower
      July 15, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      SMART children. This will lift you up and give you faith. If these children are our future, we’re in such good hands:)

      • July 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm

        It’s such a beautiful video DF, thank you so much!

        • 4 desertflower
          July 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm

          You’re welcome:) I think this would go a long way in making us feel more hopeful for our future. Sadly…the old racists have to wither on the vine before we can really be free of this ugly, hateful scurge

  2. 5 itgurl_29
    July 15, 2013 at 5:11 pm
  3. 6 57andfemale
    July 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm
  4. 11 desertflower
    July 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    ATTENTION ALL GEEKS! How cool would THIS be??!!

    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/07/elon-musk-hyperloop/

  5. 12 utaustinliberal
    July 15, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Good article to read. It uses facts to dispel the ignorance that is rampant in society and conservative circles.

  6. 13 57andfemale
    July 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    So let me get this straight: Republicans will confirm NLRB nominees if they are RWNJ’s. Now I got it.

    • 14 Jovie
      July 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      That’s what McClownell said… They think they have found a way around elections.
      Using the rules of congress to get what they want.

      • 15 57andfemale
        July 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm

        And yet they would stop Dem’s in their tracks if they were the minority in the Senate.

        • 16 Jovie
          July 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm

          Precisely! And if they can that means they are smarter than we thought, pulling this off as a Minirity party.
          That takes a lot of smart thinking…
          Albeit, I hate it!

  7. 20 utaustinliberal
    July 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Great article breaking down David Sirota’s foolishness. Sirota will stand with anti-Civil Rights Act, white supremacist hiring Rand Paul but compare Pres. Obama to Zimmerman who murdered an unarmed black teenager and compare Trayvon Martin to Anwar Al-Awlaki; a terrorist?! The murder, trial, and verdict hit hard for a lot of African-Americans and for Sirota to make mockery of their pain for his warped agenda is disgusting. There is a special place in hell for him.

  8. July 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    photo/1

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  11. 40 vcprezofan2
    July 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Screeeeeech!!!

  12. July 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm
  13. 45 utaustinliberal
    July 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    That Cheerios discussion video is the absolute best. They reacted the way we hope everyone should when watching the video.

  14. 46 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    July 15, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    GA TOD fam. Heart still heavy but I press on…

    • 47 desertflower
      July 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      OH THANK YOU, ALYCEE! I posted this earlier and really liked this graphic and couldn’t get it:) Good going:) People need to connect these dots and understand this!

  15. 49 57andfemale
    July 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Eugene Robinson gets on my nerves more often than not, but this article hits the nail on the head:

  16. 57 57andfemale
    July 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm
    • 58 pkayden
      July 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Good! Unfortunately, I have family there so I can’t say I can boycott the state indefinitely. But for those who can boycott it, I’d say do so until the law is changed.

      • 59 desertflower
        July 15, 2013 at 6:02 pm

        Lots more states to boycott than just FL…..http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/03/23-other-states-have-stand-your-ground-laws-too/50226/

        I feel blessed to have been able to see Stevie Wonder in concert here in AZ….

      • 60 Sara
        July 15, 2013 at 9:04 pm

        I already boycotted Florida. In late 2012 I became one of those old people who decided to change my status from 15-month unemployed to retired. I needed to sell my house to generate retirement income and move to a lower income area. My job for 4-months was to decide where to relocate for the rest of my life, and I visited 13 cities looking for an affordable condo. I narrowed down my best options to #1 Jacksonville, #2 Richmond, and #3 Hagerstown. The hands-down best bang-for-the-buck was a gorgeous home in Jacksonville but it was also #1 because my lifelong best friend retired to nearby Amelia Island. The week I was ready to sign a bid Trayvon Martin was murdered, Zimmerman was not arrested, and I just couldn’t sign the document. I can’t live in a state where Stand Your Ground is the law.

    • 61 desertflower
      July 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      If it’s possible to love him more….

  17. July 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I feel like doing an entire night owl chat featuring the music of Tool. Because, really, that’s how my soul feels right now. But you guys might chase me away with pitchforks and torches.

  18. 63 Linda
    July 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    The Senate just sent out the officer to round up the Republicans that failed to show up for rollcall .

  19. July 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    AWESOME

  20. 81 utaustinliberal
    July 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Youtube? You are evil. I clicked on the Youtube link and now I’m watching hilarious clip after clip of Teens React.

    • July 15, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Well, I was watching a BBC documentary on Youtube, and kept getting interrupted every 10 minutes for an ad. Yes, evil.

    • July 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      I know what you mean UT, I clicked on a Manchester United clip yesterday and ending up watching related clips from all their title wins in recent years, I was there for flippin’ HOURS. :roll:

    • July 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Could Bush’s wheelchair be any further from President Barack Obama? Seriously.

      • 86 arapaho415
        July 15, 2013 at 7:58 pm

        You know Meta, I’ve read where the biggest obstacle to folks in wheelchairs isn’t their disability (which is bad enough), but the fact they’re not the same height with others for social interaction.

        It’s really a sad fact.

  21. 87 daisydem
    July 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    What a great video. And the kids’ comments are wonderful. This lifts my heart. I did not know that the ad had become controversial; saw it about a week ago for the first time and I was excited that Cheerios used a mixed-race couple. I thought and still do … progress in the right direction. I think along with one of the little girls in the video above … just ignore them (the haters). But sometimes I find it hard to do. I too thought we had “already fixed that” (reference to remark about MLK).

  22. July 15, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Senate in recess until 10am tomorrow morning. Dem Senators are headed to Old Senate Chamber to discuss revising Senate rules.

    • 89 Bill
      July 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Like it or not watching the Senators walk into the Old Senate Chamber makes one realize Senators are rock stars in DC at least.

  23. 92 vcprezofan2
    July 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I dislike the aging process. One of the things that ‘bothers’ me after age 29….oops, I mean 39, is that when far-away family calls it’s so often not good news! My stepmother called just now from the not-very-liberated state of Texas and she’s going to have to have open heart surgery soon. They have given her one week after which they will reassess her and give a specific date. She’s apparently anaemic along with a couple of other concerns right now, so the week is to give her time to address some of this. I tell you, Obots, if it’s not one thing it’s another, but, we are alive …still….after all.

    Okay, back to the kids video which I was watching for the second time when the phone rang. The parents represented in the video must be so proud to hear their sons and daughters expressing themselves with compassion, love and awareness of/for others and wisdom.

    • 93 theo67
      July 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      Does that mean you’re making your way back south of the border again? You should swing by the west coast, if you are…

      • 94 vcprezofan2
        July 15, 2013 at 7:58 pm

        I don’t THINK so Theo. Apart from the fact that I need to be HERE in the next 2-3 weeks, there is no way I could live with my chauvinistically opinionated father for more than a day or two without the buffer of his wife’s presence. I am far too intolerant of opinionated men.

    • 98 arkluvspbo
      July 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      I can see why the haters hate him…another intelligent, compassionate, articulate black man.

  24. 99 africa
    July 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    David Sirota calls me a bigot because I told him he compared Trayvon to a terrorist. Hmmm.

  25. 102 Ladyhawke
    July 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    UNPRECEDENTED OBSTRUCTION

    =================================

    5 Ways The GOP’s Obstruction Is Unprecedented

    http://www.nationalmemo.com/5-ways-the-gops-obstruction-is-unprecedented/

    Here Are the 15 Bills That Have Actually Become Law So Far This Year

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/07/12/do_nothing_congress_how_many_bills_has_congress_passed_in_2013.html

  26. 103 itgurl_29
    July 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    • July 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      He is equating the black president’s actions in war with an armed vigilante’s persuit and murder of an unarmed teenager because he presumed guilt by skin color. And in that equation not so subtly lies the thinly veiled caricature of black men as violent, vindictive, indiscriminate killers.
      “””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

  27. 105 Ladyhawke
    July 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    MITCH MCCONNELL – THE PROUD GUARDIAN OF GRIDLOCK (OBSTRUCT & DELAY)

    =======================================================================

    Reid: McConnell has said he’s ‘proud guardian of gridlock’

    Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to an audience Monday in Washington about the filibusters of President Obama’s cabinet picks.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nbc-news/52479772/#52479772

  28. 106 Ladyhawke
    July 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Senate Majority Leader Reid on Filibuster Rules

    Jul 15, 2013
    Center for American Progress

    Prior to a closed-door meeting of the Senate to discuss changing filibuster rules for certain nominees, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) addresses the Center for American Progress Action Fund on his plan for ending gridlock.

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/event/221483

  29. July 15, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I want to share that video of those kids with the world. Thanks for posting it. My faith is renewed.

    • 109 0388jojothecat
      July 15, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      The little girl at the end who started crying made me cry………after everything that’s happened this weekend, she made me cry and know there is hope for us if these kids are our future.

  30. 113 yardarm756
    July 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    A damn good read.

  31. 114 arkluvspbo
    July 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Those kids are so precious.

  32. July 16, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I am glad you posted this, Chipsticks – it is so uplifting to hear the children “debate” the foolishness of people “opposing” this ad.

    We are fortunate companies like Cheerio’s are willing to take the risk to make these ads (one of the children pointed that out).


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