Trayvon Martin’s father Tracy Martin at the Miami Justice For Trayvon rally – Reuters.
Beyonce and Jay Z with Sybrina Fulton & me at the #100CityTrayvon vigil – Rev. Al Sharpton
‘I Am Not A Suspect’ – Terrell Gordon Jr, 6, holds his sign during a Justice for Trayvon rally in Miami
New Orleans today, Sharon Jasper with her grandson Tommie Butler, 6
‘A woman holds a candle during a vigil for Trayvon Martin at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland, Calif.’ – AP
South Carolina State House – ThinkProgress
Chicago – @ForUs50
‘Don’t Shoot, I’m Just Young, Black and Walking’ (NY today) – @DCFashionista1
Atlanta – @Alan4Florida
Brooklyn – @MariyaNYC
Washington, D.C. – @NoShock
At the Justice for Trayvon rally in Miami, July 20
More moving pictures here
These pictures are riveting! Wonder if these rallies are covered by the lazy bums! #MediaFail
NBC Nightly News led off with the rallies.
Thank you UT for this wonderful post…
AM I NEXT??? What type of world (America) do we like in?
Have to admit Edward Snowden has the perfect last name for a guy stuck in an airport for more than 3 weeks….— Paul Lander (@paul_lander) July 20, 2013
Is he still at the airport?
ooh I made the Post! :) Thanks UT! And thanks for ALL you do! It is much appreciated every day.
Thanks for your pictures ForUs50. They helped a lot. :D
Emailing me to "tell" me how I'm "supposed" to feel in the skin I'm in is probably an overstep #ijs— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) July 20, 2013
Hi from me too.
From the end of the previous thread:
Powerful @reuters photo gallery from #TrayvonMartin rallies around US today. bit.ly/1aAnxvS http://t.co/dexkTKvWxs— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 20, 2013
Utah protesters rally in support of Trayvon Martin, demand justice on.fox13now.com/qLbWVek— Alycee (@jazziz2) July 20, 2013
Wow, even in Utah. The entire display is touching today.
Utah. Just wow!
Thank you for the compilation of very touching photos, UT.
BTW, #44 on the BuzzFeed site is quite special!
For the win >BlackChuckTodd: Denying Racism exists solves racism like denying climate change stops Tornadoes, Hurricanes, and Thunderstorms.— Alycee (@jazziz2) July 20, 2013
most important #storify I've read by “@dvnix: "The pageview seduction: @Salon manages to step in it … again." sfy.co/pB3H”— Wieland (@lawscribe) July 20, 2013
@goldietaylor Yes, and the sign at the intersection is National Troll Party. #BoycottSalon #Justice4Trayvon #Respect4PBO— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 21, 2013
And, it was obvious to me, and apparently to quite a few others the core ‘racial profiling’ aspect of that horrid Benjamin attack on #PBO – the choice of AG Holder to construct his ‘you aren’t really black’ slur.
I agree w/ @Only4RM. The "hidden duality" argument is a key component of racial profiling and has literally cost lives.— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) July 20, 2013
Am pleased to see how many people have castigated Salon, Benjamin and Sorota.
If anybody’s interested in supporting this Democrat’s candidacy, it might help in taking down that awful career politician John Mica in Florida!
Follow & support NICK RUIZ III (D) running for FL-07 against (R) Incumbent John Mica. Turn Red seat BLUE! @NRIII http://t.co/cz91ZzKmEE— BJS (@bjs5555) July 20, 2013
Yes We Can!
If u want 2 c how #snowden is getting out of #Russia #BorneLegacy is on @HBO http://t.co/E5g2hgNp6K— Apollo1312 (@Jovie141) July 21, 2013
So at Meditate, there is a poll which ask the question is Snowden a hero, a vilain, or whatever. Do you know that 44% said a hero. 20 something said villain. What the hell is wrong with these people who think that man is a hero?
if on-line polls were for realz, ron paul would be your prezinent now.
This for you AMK
New Evening Classes for Men
All are welcome – Open to men only.
Note: due to the complexity and level of difficulty, each course will accept a maximum of eight participants. The course lasts for 4 weeks and topics covered in this course include:
Week One of Evening Classes for Men
1) TOILET ROLLS – DO THEY GROW ON THE HOLDERS?
2) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LAUNDRY BASKETS AND FLOOR
Practising with hamper (pictures and graphics)
3) DISHES & CUTLERY;
DO THEY LEVITATE/FLY TO KITCHEN SINK OR DISHWASHER BY THEMSELVES?
Debate among a panel of experts
4) HOW TO FILL ICE CUBE TRAYS
Step by step guide with slide presentation
5) EMPTY MILK CARTONS; DO THEY BELONG IN THE FRIDGE OR THE BIN?
Group discussion and role play
6) LEARNING HOW TO FIND THINGS
Starting with looking in the right place instead of turning the house upside down while screaming – Open forum
Week Two – Evening Classes for MenMen Classes Jokes
7) LOSS OF VIRILITY
Losing the remote control to your significant other – Help line and support groups
8) HEALTH WATCH; BRINGING HER FLOWERS IS NOT HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH
9) REAL MEN ASK FOR DIRECTIONS WHEN LOST
Real life testimonial from the one man who did
10) IS IT GENETICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO SIT QUIETLY AS SHE PARALLEL PARKS?
11) LIVING WITH ADULTS;
BASIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YOUR MOTHER AND YOUR PARTNER
Online class and role playing
12) HOW TO BE THE IDEAL SHOPPING COMPANION Relaxation exercises,
meditation and breathing techniques
13) REMEMBERING IMPORTANT DATES & CALLING WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO BE LATE
Bring your calendar or PDA to class
14) GETTING OVER IT; LEARNING HOW TO LIVE WITH BEING WRONG ALL THE TIME
Individual counsellors available
oh, yeah ?
Women think they already know everything, but wait… training courses are now available for women on the following subjects:
Silence, the Final Frontier: Where No Woman Has Gone Before
The Undiscovered Side of Banking: Making Deposits
Parties: Going Without New Outfits
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Bathroom Etiquette I: Men Need Space in the Bathroom Cabinet Too
Bathroom Etiquette II: His Razor is His
Communication Skills I: Tears – The Last Resort, not the First
Communication Skills II : Thinking Before peaking
Communication Skills III: Getting What you Want Without Nagging
Driving a Car Safely: A Skill You CAN Acquire
Telephone Skills: How to Hang Up
Introduction to Parking (hahahahahahaha)
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Cooking I: Bringing Back Bacon, Eggs and Butter
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Dancing: Why Men Don’t Like To
Classic Footwear: Wearing Shoes You Already Have
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Oil and Gas: Your Car Needs Both
TV Remotes: For Men Only
O dear, is it time for battle Layla and Amk? I’ll come back later. :lol:
I am not touching that one either vcprezofan2. hahahahahaha If you didn’t know better, you would believe they were siblings. hahahahahaha
So you tiptoed out with me, did you NS? I’m a chicken as regulars here all know. Didn’t want any of the pieces falling on me when/if the battle heats up. Also didn’t want to be called as an eye witness. What’s your reason?
not chicken vc but I happened to look up and saw the huge flashing sign that said, CAUTION – Battle between A and B. C your way out of it.
I did take the time to look down and there was no blood on the floors, so figured it was fine. I left the way I came in, kept it quiet and closed the door on my way out. :-)
Smart moves! :razz: ‘
did take the time to look down and there was no blood on the floors,’,,,, YET!
Anniebella, these polls are not coming from real people – Just a bunch of MSM (Koch Bros)-sponsored Propaganda
AB, most people don’t really know the full story of Snowden and most polls don’t ask about the guy giving US information to other countries and thus endangering US lives. Unless we know exactly the questions asked, the poll is meaningless.
I think “these people” are the ones who are really not that into politics. They listen to conspiracy theories because it’s easier than working things out for themselves. They only go as far as to hear soundbites and emotionally react to them instead of taking the though process to the next level, like “Is it just government spying on me?” or “Did we know about this stuff before Snowden?” or “Is this spying stuff new?” etc etc… “These people” are more about reacting to the idea that somebody might know their fascination with furries than questioning how their latest version of Windows knows precisely where they live.
Don't shoot, I'm just young, black … MT @DCFashionista1 #justicefortrayvon NYC! #HeIsNotASuspect http://t.co/C8IJ1wK3TE— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) July 21, 2013
@TheReidReport @snkscoyote I'm surprised he's suggesting that but can't say I disagree with the plan. #DecentSacrificeIguess— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) July 21, 2013
It’s a plan to ponder :) – great tweet
Well rest in peace Rand Paul.
Rand Paul makes up stuff as he goes along…
What ho TOD Peeps. What a day; my heart is full. I attended the Justice for Trayvon Martin rally in Downtown LA at the Federal Court Building this morning. And there were rallies all over So Cal this morning. Our rally started at 9 am to coincide with the 12 pm start time on the East Coast. I expected a sparse turnout because of that earlier start time, but was quickly disabused of that as I could hear loud chants of No Justice No Peace as we all walked up the street to the court house this morning from my car. All size, ages, shapes and colors, I could see in each direction on Spring Street. I was particularly moved by an interracial couple (he was white, his wife African American). He spoke very eloquently to the crowd while he cradled his newborn son who slept peacefully in his arms. And a shout out to the Latino brother who gave a fiery speech in both English and Spanish to the crowd. Once the rally concluded, we marched through downtown, fired up but peaceful.
Unfortunately, I got no pix cuz I’m still old skool, as I still own a cell phone and not a smart phone much to my family’s HORROR. :smile:
But the images from today are ones that are etched in my mind forever. #Justice4Travyon #Forward KnowJusticeKnowPeace
Wonderful, purpleshoes! TY for reporting back….and about that cell phone….me too:)
WOW! that is great. Glad you and the others came out today.
This is wonderful purpleshoes. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. Very heartening indeed. This kind of civerse solidarity must drive the RW, MSM and emoprogs insane.
It’s great that you could get out there and participate. Feels like the protests have become a movement — almost like a modern day civil rights movement. This is Trayvon’s legacy.
Trayvon rallies has been the BBC FP lede for quote some time now.
Is any of the american msm even showing them?
lol if I ever turned on my tv I might be able to tell you. There was a helicopter overhead during the entirety of the Chicago rally so I assume it’s on our local news.
Our local news gave a good report on nationwide rallies….this was in OKC! I didn’t see it, but someone on this blog said NBC national news opened with news of the rallies.
Led the news on CBS here in New York/NJ/CT
so nut n yahoo’s belligerence is cooling off? God job, kerry, neutering him.
Yes, Dear @PresidentPeres Everyone owes @JohnKerry a warm thank you for striving to meet 1 of #PBO's most important objectives – 2 States.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 20, 2013
Is it just me, or does Tracy Martin look a bit like Issac Hayes? :) He must feel some comfort in seeing what went on today in cities all over America. Trayvon will be the face of change.
Yep Isaac Hayes doppleganger
Yes, to me he does look like Issac Hayes. I suppose that’s a lot better than looking like Chris Hayes. :)
It’s great that so many people have come out to support the Martins. They are loved and there are many of us who want to see justice for their son.
Yes he does!! lol!!
not just you. I did a double take and had to go to teh Google to make sure my eyes weren’t fooling me.
More possible good news: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/20/detroit-bankruptcy-decision-may-help-overturn-michigans-emergency-manager-law/
It is no small thing that Justice Rosemarie Aqualina Ordered that a copy of her legal opinion be sent to the President himself. In her ruling she cites Article IX, Sec. 24 of the Michigan Constitution, which states:
“The accrued financial benefits of each pension plan and retirement system of the state and it’s political subdivisions shall be a contractual obligation thereof which shall not be diminished or impaired thereby.”
Her ruling, in which she ordered an immediate withdrawal of the bankruptcy filing, also states that in order for a municipal bankruptcy to legally proceed, the public body must voluntary support it. Under Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law the public body has no voice in the matter, only the Emergency Manager and the Governor have power to determine what happens within the city of Detroit.
It is not a common occurrence in the United States where a Circuit Court Judge delivers a copy of an Order directly to the President of the country. It’s indicative of her awareness of a long-standing problem with the MI Emergency Management Law, and a call for the President himself to intervene in what has become a major source of controversy within the state and across the country.
Wow is right! I never heard of this happening before. She means business!
Dear @TheJusticeDept please support Justice Rosemarie Aqualina addictinginfo.org/2013/07/20/det… #GOP are destroying #MI State & lives. @Pfeiffer44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 21, 2013
One big advantage of touch screen phones? Men now have many more colorful buttons to play with. Yes, men are stupid. Why do you ask?— (@amk4obama) July 21, 2013
Now that question has never entered my mind, it is just a fact!
psst! Layla! psst! You feeling okay? Maybe you should walk quietly over here with me? That’s the second time tonight that you seem to be ..ahmmm…cough,,, /hand over mouth/…cough..lookin4sumtrouble. You alright?
Men forget everything. That's why they have instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened.— (@amk4obama) July 21, 2013
Ok have to go work a 12 hr shift now….someone take care of AMK!
Christopher Columbus did not need directions, and neither do we.— (@amk4obama) July 21, 2013
:-D :-D :-D
@amk4obama Dude thought he was going to India! #CanABruthaGetACompass— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) July 21, 2013
/sigh of relief – Now she’ll be too busy to stir up trouble./
I hope you are kidding…just having some fun with AMK re “wimmin”
You made it through your 12 hours! And slept already, I hope?
;) ;) Didn’t you read all of my related comments? They were posted above with the lists you both gave. :razz:
The wonders of technology: Where you can see, in real time, your wife’s plane become more and more delayed.
Flightaware? Wonderful thing……unless it’s delayed:)
No, just Southwest’s website. She’s stuck in Denver.
Oh :) Well…I suppose there could be worse places to be stuck. She’s probably dying to be home….
Knock off a few gimlets before she arrives. She is gonna be pissed off and you need to be prepared.
Finally got around to watching this amazing video that desertflower shared earlier today. I’ve watched it several times now. Each time I’m still just as mesmerized. Incredible!
Breathtaking #PerformanceArt by Miyoko Shida Rigolo 1: youtu.be/dnDeo0yhIws It's about #focus #balance – #life really.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) July 21, 2013
Seriously, Dudette! Isn’t this amazing? I said it before, but this is a metaphor for life.
The video would be fine if they did not include the pic with Trayvon face down after he was shot. I am not confident that his parents could bear to look at that scene and relive it every time. As a parent I know I couldn’t. It would eat at my soul every time.
Thanks the warning. I hadn’t watched it yet. Not sure I want to now.
“Michele Bachmann is the parakeet in the mines of the Republic, sounding the warning of our declining intellect and our perilous abandonment of reason and the silently rising poisonous gases of hate and fear and blind ignorance.
It’s not the chirping that concerns me, so much as the silence.”
Another great essay by Jim Wright – http://www.stonekettle.com/2013/07/spanking-monkey.html
He kicked ass on that post! Love his writing….
Wow! Thanks Bob for sharing another of Jim Wright’s excellent essays.
Okay, okay… I just gotta let out a giant SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!
Rep John Lewis and God of Geekdom Neill deGrasse-Tyson together at Comic-Con! SHUT.UP!!!!
Only at Comic-Con: @repjohnlewis & @andrewaydin sign MARCH graphic novels for @neiltyson and his father. http://t.co/PJtKM0W9HZ— TopShelfProductions (@topshelfcomix) July 20, 2013
Both the presidential candidates in Chile are women.
Both candidates lived in the same air base of Quintero during their childhood and their parents became good friends, despite their distant political views, says the BBC’s Ignacio de los Reyes.
“We have two women running for president. They are both the daughters of Armed Force generals, they are both successful professionals, they are both experienced,” said Mr Melero.
“But there is a difference in the project they want for the country.”
Ms Bachelet has vowed to address Chile’s social inequality and to raise taxes in order to give free university education for all.
Ms Matthei has not as yet unveiled her programmed, but she backs Mr Pinera’s economic policies, which have brought sustained growth to Chile.
The vote takes place on 17 November. A runoff will be held on 15 December if neither candidate obtains more than 50% of the vote.
And, just before I retire, I should tell you that I met Vice President Biden today and he is SO. HANDSOME. #NotKidding— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) July 21, 2013
Well Ms. Cash, we here at TOD knew this a long time ago, glad you finally found out! :) :)
@rosannecash Yes, we know! Our @VP is swaggerific! :-)— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) July 21, 2013
@attorneycrump RT @svqjournalist: About 100 bicyclists will be "Riding For Trayvon" around Lake Merritt West Oakland. http://t.co/tolIEGkFJj— Pat (@SeasonO1) July 21, 2013
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