Some afternoon inspiration….
Fabulous Chips. Had some very bad news this summer that I couldn’t talk about until now; my husband’s brother, Frank, died at 52 of colon cancer. He died the day after my birthday on July 23. This poem, in some way, comforted me today, so thanks for posting it.
(((((((((((((((((((((((( Lots of loving hugs to you, Besty.)))))))))))))))))))))))HZ
Thank you HZ
This is beautiful Chips! TY sooo much!
Reminds me of HZ!
Hi my Layla. How are you doing, my dear one? I prayed for you this morning early. ((((((((((( This is one of my favorites by Dr. Angelou))))))
I taught it to my students, we discussed it together and did a number if activities with this awesome poem, and they loved it.
So encouraging. One of my close friends to this day and a wonderful superintendent of my district came to one of my wonderful class programs when I taught,”Facing History and Ourselves’ and this great lady stood before my class and recited this poem in the most dramatic way and there was not a dry eye in the class afterwards.
Thanks so much for posting it, Chips. (((((((((((((( I love you for bringing so much to our TOD family.))))))))))))) You and the entire brilliant and gifted writers are so special, Chips. TY to all of them for making this beautiful space, our haven to proclaim, remain focus, and respect each other and totally give our all in supporting President Barack H. Obama. TY my special angel. HZ
Great basic information and answers about Obamacare from a doctor (@CoreyHebertMD) and his colleagues blackhealthtv.com/content/obamac…— (@AverageChirps) August 19, 2013
HHS launches video contest to tout Obamacare to young adults –$30k in prizes health.younginvincibles.org/video-contest/— Phil Galewitz (@philgalewitz) August 19, 2013
Very smart move. UT, ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Thank you for all that you do here to give us some inspiration, information, laughter, good music, and great support on getting the message out. You are such a great assistant to our beautiful Chips.))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) HZ
Hey MSNBC we see what you did there…
What good is it when @edshow is on with people returning from work, while @chrislhayes is at 8PM blasting away Greenwald talking points?!?!?— (@aspirational12) August 19, 2013
So it took months for MSNBC to start the weekend show for Ed Schultz and now, a week today, Schultz is back on weekdays? Hmm? Getting him ready to take over the 8pm ET spot?
Not likely. I predict that Schultz will remain at 5PM while Hayes continues to blast his Libertarian crap during primetime – at least until the 2014 elections.
Got rid of one Tweety show…
How will the racist Tea Party respond?
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released his birth certificate amid questions about whether he is eligible to run for president, the Washington Post reports.
Dallas Morning News: “Born in Canada to an American mother, Ted Cruz became an instant U.S. citizen. But under Canadian law, he also became a citizen of that country the moment he was born. Unless the Texas Republican senator formally renounces that citizenship, he will remain a citizen of both countries, legal experts say.”
Good, I hope this asshole renounces his Canadian citizenship just to appease those dumbasses that make up the Tea-bag party. And I hope the citizens of Canada throw this fuck-stick a “don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you” going away party.
Don, I am Canadian and I would love to do this “door thing’ to him!!!!!!
Are we sure that his birth certificate is real? Has it been doctored? Did I hear Trump asking all of these questions?
When the right wingers who demanded proof of PBO’s birth certificate and Donald chump says it’s ok, I know this will be another example of the GOP hypocrisy and why they can’t be trusted to do anything that is not self serving.
OT Rant: I find it just amazing that NO ONE in the MSM pointed out that Bloomberg has a problem with police stopping and frisking “too many” whites. The lawsuit showed that there were MORE whites stopped with illegal guns yet there was NO increase in stopping more whites. The GOP/corporate media always wants to point out that more minorities comment petty drug crimes or violent crimes yet most whites hold up banks, are serial killers, etc. yet there are no efforts to stop every white male for suspicion of committing these crimes when a bank is robbed or missing kids. When that little girl was kidnapped in San Diego, CA and on the run, I heard of NO white men being pulled over and questioned. When the black cop went on a killing spree, every black man driving a truck…any truck was suspect.
It’s still morning for me, but Inspiration any time is all good
Ah GGail, I’m going to have to find a solution to this timezone discrimination! I suggested before that we set up out our TOD timezone, but I suppose we kinda have that already!
It’s ok, until you guys start talking about a program that has yet to come on out here on the west coast and you give it all away. I just ask that a “Spoiler Alert” be posted in advance so I know not to read any comments. Other than that, I’m here – running as fast as I can to keep up
You would never be able to set up a TOD timezone….you have too many people from too many different countries, (not to mention Alaska & Russia), who follow TOD – so we pop in when we can
I have a solution GGail!! From now on, I will use ‘mornaftevenight’ for every time of the day!
I love it Chips, then it doesn’t matter when we read it.
That’ll just ’bout cover all time zones in one smack – BRILLIANT!
It doesn’t matter about Christ Hayes, the fact that MSNBC felt the need to bring back Ed as an antidote to Hayes tells me that they are not happy with him. So now Hayes is in an unwinnable situation, if he goes in the bag further to support GG he’s toast, and if he turns away for GG he’s just another Libertarian engaging in high-minded abstract thinking, sort of like Bernie Sanders with his bullshit populist speech.
sort of like Bernie Sanders with his bullshit populist speech. THIS!!!!
Even if I agree with some of the Bernie Sanders bullshit populist speech, it’s bullshit unless he does more than talk. Has he ever gotten anything moving through Congress? To me, he thinks his role is to just tell us how WE should think, and – more annoyingly – how the President should think and act.
Literally dozens of people watch Chris Hayes. At some point msnbc will not be able to sustain the ratings disaster that he is.
Oh, come on, DNC. As I told ya in my response, I DO NOT wish to wake up to find an email birthday card for FORMER Pres. Clinton. I do not!
The DNC needs to support President Obama, in the present and future, not our past Presidents. If any Democrats want to send individual birthday greetings to the Clintons, be my guest. Don’t use the party platform to waste our time to praise and exalt Bill – he’s a past President. We’ve got work to do.
I tell you, JO’B, I’m already completely sick of both of them. I’ve noticed that some people in my TL are starting to change their avis to HRC. OMG, three years of this?
I’ve noticed that avi thingie, too. At first, I’d think “who’s that?” and then realize it’s HRC. Truth be told, if it’s not a TODer and I see that avi, I unfollow or at least consider unfollowing them. My own “silent” statement – Ha!
I want three more years of President Obama, not somebody whose surname is Clinton – arghhh.
Yes, he’s definitely the righteous General of the Thought Police.
Here in Ottawa I just received in my e-mail a message from Ben Afleck inviting me to wish Clinton a happy birthday! WTF How did anyone get my e-mail address….
It’s probably the DNC.
I’m in Canada Meta
Oh, weird! Now I see you said Ottawa, DUH. That’s is very strange to be getting an email like that if you’ve never signed a petition or made a donation.
Exactly!!!!!!! I only post here on TOD and never made a donation or signed a petition !!! And Ben Afleck of all people!!!!!!
Well, hmmmmm, both Ben Affleck and Bill Clinton have their eye on you. LOLz.
Run Forest run!!!!!!!!!!
I received the same, Layla, and I responded in the same manner. Meta, you are probably correct on this one as well. I have no money to give, and I gave my respect to former President Clinton when he was in office. I get a little tired of everyone trying to hog the time from POB.
We will stay focus to helping POB. We still have much to get done with our president, so as Bobfr reminds us, PRESS FORWARD.
Happy Birthday, President Clinton, and enjoy your celebrations. I am sure they will be wonderful.HZ
JO’B, I delete anything that I see has Bill, Hiliary or Chelsea on it. So you know what happened to the b’day card email – TRASH!
It hit my trash right after I returned it to sender! Ha!
That was my feeling exactly! When we have so many serious issues to address and trying to stop Republican lies, you are wasting our donation dollars on this?!?!
And I did recently donate to the DNC, too, which frosts me!
I want ads about ACA, not birthday cards to Bill Clinton. grrrrr
JOB, I, too, found that e-mail offensive, but unlike you, I just clicked it off rather than respond as well as you did. It irked me to end that he was referred to as ‘President” Clinton. That just did it for me and I deleted it. You took the wiser course–thank you.
Normally I would have done what you did, JG, but this time I picked that route and I’m glad I did!
Anyone else getting spammed on twitter? I just got followed by 92 fake accounts peddling weight loss. GAH.
I just got an email telling me to change my twitter password because it may have been hacked, although when I went on twitter there didn’t seem to be any tweets that I hadn’t put there.
First, make sure the email is truly from twitter. There are some major phishing scams out there.
Second, it’s not always clear if you’ve been hacked because they usually pump out DMs to your followers.
Twitter NEVER sends info asking to change your password, so that is a spam email.
Yipes, I’ll get right on it!
Thank you meta and hopefruit21 I just went in and changed it to something else.
William Jefferson “Blythe” Clinton turns 67 yrs today……Born 8-19-47.
Happy Birthday former pres Clinton.
It's long past time to 'shut that whole thing down' >> The GOP. #ShutDownGOP2014 YES WE CAN cc @OFA @SenatorReid @NancyPelosi @DavidPlouffe— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 19, 2013
Yes We Can
Right on Bob!!!!!! Time for the American people to ‘get their country back’!!!!
I love you two brilliant TOD family members. HZ**((((((((TY))))))))HZ
WH Press Briefings. JE is on the podium Now.
Happy Berf-day Bill Clinton!
did you mean ‘barf-day’
Same thing, Layla, the Clintons just don’t know how to let things happen natualy. They always seem to be up to something, nothing appears as it should be them.
Layla, how are you doing? I want you to know and all those affected by that awlful train wreck. I remember all in my thoughts and prayers. Know that you are still held in our hearts.
You are just the nicest! TY sooo much for thinking about us! We are all coping as we have no choice. HZ has been helping me a lot with her words and prayers. I thank all of you who have offered thoughts and prayers, it really helps and I have shared those with my friends and the families!
As mtmarilyn as stated, we will be here for you as long as you need us, our wonderful Layla. I pray for you and your friends families each and every day.
I know that this has to be a very, very difficult time, but with beautiful loving words of wisdom, loving prayers and beautiful meditative words, we will stand with you and by you for the duration of your coping with this tremendous loss.
Here is one that I read, Layla:
“You promised me that your comfort would come to me in times of despair.
You promised me that if I would lean on you and call on you, I would find peace.
I come to you now filled with grief and despair at the loss of ————————————(state the name(s) of the person(s) or the situation.
I am leaning on you for strength.
I am calling on you for understanding.
I am reaching out to you for comfort.
I am depending on you to help me learn how to accept this loss.
Help me, Holy Spirit.
Guide me, Holy Spirit.
Comfort me, Holy Spirit.
Give me peace. Give me peace. Give me peace.
Leaning on the promises of God, through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit,
I am now filled with comfort and peace.
And So It Is!”
“Every Day I Pray: Prayers for Awakening to the Grace of Inner Communion” by Iyanla Vanzant.
One of my favorites by her. I normally use it throughout the morning and close with one at night, depending on what has entered my space.
(((((((((((((((((((( Layla, you are so loved by this family here and close to my heart and in my space at my home))))))))))))))))()HZ
"catastrophic plans" = bronze/60%? RT @KHNews Colorado releases health insurance exchange rates, @CPRWhitney reports: khne.ws/1d05HpD— R Subramanian (@randomsubu) August 19, 2013
THE PLOT THICKENS….I have lots of popcorn on hand…this story has as much suspense as a suspense movie…
But imagine a scenario under which – through intelligence gathering operations – the US and/or the UK government has found sources to corroborate that exact story. Imagine a scenario in which intelligence has found evidence to link Greenwald as an instigator to Mr. Snowden’s crime rather than just a reporter, and the detention and questioning of Mr. Miranda and confiscation of his equipment was in fact to gather physical evidence to prove this crime. If that’s the case, it wouldn’t be any wonder that Greenwald would be very, very worried.
“I feel good! NANANANANANANA!’
I’ll be shocked if it does not play out like that.
So will I, Judith.
As we all know, Greenwald did some bragging that 1st day that Snowden went public in Hong Kong (so did Poitras) and they’ll never be able to take it back and we know the DoJ, British and other intel agencies paid attention.
Always remember ….
@khinman @ggreenwald @jaketapper That's a gigantic LIE http://t.co/wCwXvNL6iy – check the date. H/T to twitter.com/lawscribe/stat… cc @Lawrence— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 24, 2013
You betcha he’s feel’n the heat ….
@Lawrence No doubt #Greenwald is feeling the heat thepeoplesview.net/2013/08/why-br… & remember > http://t.co/wCwXvNL6iy He's soon to regret that tweet.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 19, 2013
And he’s kidding himself if he thinks law enforcement didn’t see that before he took it down.
Several of us sent it to the DoJ the day he posted it …. If Greenwald, Poitras, Snowden etc., had stood on American soil, revealed evidence of criminal behavior by the NSA or any other .gov entity and were willing to face the consequences, I’d have all the admiration in the world for them (as I did for Eslsberg the day he began publishing certain contents of the Rand Corp’s safe – something his recent behavior has tarnished, badly).
Bobfr, keep posted. Judith keep posted. This is not over and believe me, many will see this through from the proper departments.
Bobfr, thanks so much for your brilliant tweets and so much information. You encourage all of us to do more each and everyday in some way. ((((TY))))HZ
Which reminds me – this is the first time I see people voluntarily do the work the Stasi before had to perform on them – yes, I have read my records of visits to the DDR back in the 80′s …
Who do you visit / work with / speak with and *when*
These people have no idea of how illegal resistance / insurgency *works*.
I got stopped by a cop once. It was the scariest 40 secs of my life until the cop realized my dad was @MikeBloomberg. Then I got ice cream.— Leroy Bloomberg (@bloombergs_son) August 19, 2013
If I got #StopAndFrisk'ed My dad @MikeBloomberg would be mad. Just like a lot of NYers when he re-wrote the rules & gave himself a 3rd term.— Leroy Bloomberg (@bloombergs_son) August 19, 2013
ROTFLMAO! Leroy speaks the truth!
More than 57,000 kids cut from Head Start because of sequester cbsn.ws/1eXovCs— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 19, 2013
Let’s dress them up as if they are ‘in utero”, surely the repubs would pay attention to them then!
They might pay attention. But other than making sure they are ‘entitled’ to a miserable life, they won’t do a thing.
Video: The 50 caliber bullet Gov Chris Christie wouldn’t ban ripping through bulletproof glass shar.es/z0IGo #p2— Anomaly (@Anomaly100) August 19, 2013
White House: British government gave us a head's up prior to detaining Glenn Greenwald's partner huff.to/1d0jInk— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) August 19, 2013
That hilarious moment when the White House responds with a so what? at GG's latest freak out. huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/19/whi… http://t.co/1sq6KFJ19i— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 19, 2013
Hahahahaahahahahahahah…..I love the Obama White House. Giving that sweet finger to GG.
Oops sorry UT for the duplicate but this was too good to pass up!!
No problemo. Post away.
The emos really, really hate it when PBO flips off their golden boys. Ha.
bah ha ha ha
The full Al Jazeera America broadcast schedule will be viewable starting on our launch date, August 20. In the meantime, here’s a preview of the programming you can expect to see on AJAM.
Live News will air morning, noon, and night.
We’ll also be airing original programming, including:
America Tonight – Weekdays 9pm ET&PT
Consider This – Weekdays 10pm ET&PT
Inside Story – Weekdays 5pm ET / 2pm PT
Real Money With Ali Velshi – Weekdays 7pm ET / 4pm PT
The Stream – Weekdays 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT
Fault Lines – Sundays 7pm ET / 4pm PT & Fridays 9:30pm ET / 6:30pm PT
TechKnow – Sundays 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT
Also a link to find the station for AJA based on your zip code or to request AJA from your cable providers.
Why is CNN programming (Real Money with Ali Velshi ) part of AJA’s lineup?
Okay – nevermind, this is a new show for AJA. Was a different show he hosted on CNN. Let’s hope he does something better.
I will miss the Vanguard Documentaries on Current….
They have been re-running them for the past few days.
Shorter White House: Yes, we got a heads up Miranda was going to be detained. Don't smuggle stolen NSA docs. *Shrug* http://t.co/QEhKYmx6Bw— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 19, 2013
Oakland classes offer black males hope
Stationed at the doorway to his classroom at Oakland High School, Tiago Robinson greeted each student with a handshake.
Every student was black and each one was male.
A few wore pictures of friends on their shirts or on laminated cards strung on lanyards they wore around their necks – memorial images of siblings, classmates or cousins who’d been killed.
As they grabbed their binders from a closet, some joked around or dissected the previous night’s Warriors game. Others walked slowly and silently to their seats, their shoulders hunched, their eyes tired.
Robinson, an African American man with spotless tennis shoes, a shaved head and heavily tattooed arms, shut the door.
“Brothers, let’s bring it in,” he began.
The class quieted down and Robinson started to teach. His goal this day – as it was every day – was to help these teens learn how to navigate the world in and out of school. To try and create strong, successful black males by demonstrating the man he’d become.
NYC just made biggest seizure of guns in city history (254 guns) and not one was seized by stop and frisk. Found guns from post on instagram— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) August 19, 2013
What say you Bloomturd!
How the GOP Can Lose the Midterms
Mon Aug 19th, 2013 at 02:43:10 PM EST
When it comes to midterm elections prognostication, it’s helpful to look at demographic trends and polling data, but, at least when it comes to the House of Representatives, you need to focus on the make-up of the districts. Growth of the minority population, higher minority turnout, and less support from minorities for Republican candidates would be unwelcome developments for the GOP, but those factors would also be unlikely to change the outcome in more than a small handful of House elections. That’s because most Republican-held districts have relatively few minorities and the whites are reliably Republican. If the Republicans are really in jeopardy of losing control of the House, it’s because they’re losing the support of people who they used to be able to depend upon for support.
That’s where their handling of the budget, economy, retirement programs, health care, farming, and even transportation, could become a problem. Historically, no organization has been more closely aligned with the Republican Party than the national Chamber of Commerce, but that has to be about to change considering that the modern GOP simply refuses to do its bidding anymore. The Chamber wants immigration reform, but it also wants more transportation spending and opposes a government shutdown or imposition of the debt limit.
The agricultural industry is another source of strength of the GOP, especially considering that the Republicans dominate in rural areas. But failing to produce a Farm Bill is enraging farmers.
Right about now, Mr. Maranda, GG’s spouse is rethinking their relationship. He’s probably saying to himself it was fun in the beginning globetrotting and clandestine meetings and stuff, but now these people are detaining and questioning me. Before I met you I’d hang out on the beach and have lunch with my friends and stuff, but now your shit is bananas, let’s just be friends, popi.
.@aaltman82 notes that progressive pressure is mounting for discharge petition on immigration swampland.time.com/2013/08/19/can…— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) August 19, 2013
Do it, Nancy Smash!
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