A Tweet or Two: #Ferguson #MikeBrown

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96 Responses to “A Tweet or Two: #Ferguson #MikeBrown”

  1. 1 africa
    August 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm


  2. August 16, 2014 at 7:17 pm

  3. August 16, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    • 35 Vicki
      August 16, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      CNN response to jesse’s tweet. Egg sack lee Marketing campaigns for corporate overlords is what we do!!!!

  4. 36 africa
    August 16, 2014 at 7:19 pm

  5. August 16, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    • 41 jacquelineoboomer
      August 16, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Governor Nixon, to me, seems like more what we’d call a “paper pusher.” Problem solver? I think not. The only good thing I’ve seen is the “D” behind his name.

      • 42 Vicki
        August 16, 2014 at 7:27 pm

        That (D) is looking a little ragged, frayed around the edges today.
        Spouting Police State jargon does that to your brand.

        • 43 jacquelineoboomer
          August 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm

          Was it yesterday or the day before we first heard from him? He was positively GUSHING that he was late getting to his prearranged “meeting” in Ferguson because he received a call from “the President of the United States.”

          He is not the definition of cool. More like bumbling. Capped off with the Police State jargon, as you mentioned.

  6. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    August 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm

  7. 47 forus50
    August 16, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    damn damn damn. 🙂

  8. 48 forus50
    August 16, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    • 49 CEB
      August 16, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      I am out of touch with current hip phrases. What does it mean to “speak with his chest”?

      • 50 Layla
        August 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm

        Urban dictionary:To push forward your chest whenl talking smack to an individual to make it appear as though you are stronger than you actually are.

  9. 51 africa
    August 16, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Chips, if this is offensive to others, please delete it, but people one reason why Ferguson residents are upset.

    • August 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      No worries at all Africa, I watched a little bit of it today but couldn’t finish it. I’m totally torn on the posting of photos and videos of Michael Brown, conscious – according to some on Twitter – that his family had asked people to stop, out of respect. At the same time, it brings home the brutality and horror, so I just don’t know what’s best.

    • 54 Vicki
      August 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Thank you, Africa, for posting this. It is painful to watch but necessary if yoou have doubts about what’s happening.

    • 55 vcprezofan2
      August 16, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Watching this for the first time it occurred to me – Why DID the ambulance take hours to arrive? Yes Michael was clearly dead after repeated shots, but aren’t even dead bodies picked up asap?

  10. 56 forus50
    August 16, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Sorry, meant to post this one. Chips, delete the duplicate if you would like.

    • 58 forus50
      August 16, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Re #2 in the above I thought I saw in the video (the one africa posted) that at the very beginning the police chief shows up; a short, fat white dude with white hair in a white shirt is walking around. Otherwise the list is fine but I would call it List of FPD crimes – those were intentional not dumb mistakes..

  11. 61 hopefruit2
    August 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    • 62 Dudette
      August 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Why do people keep looking for the “I-got-mine-you-get-yours” libertarian crowd’s opinion? They don’t care about other folks’ rights or needs unless it profits them. You get that, right?

      • 63 hopefruit2
        August 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm

        No, I actually think Fruitfly is just pointing out their rank hypocrisy – which is a good thing. I don’t think he gives a rat’s arse about their opinions.

  12. August 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm

  13. August 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I admire them, but I fear for them.

    • 66 Vicki
      August 16, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      This plan terrifies me,also, Chips. Power will stop at nothing in order to assert its dominance.
      Not comparable, obviously, in intensity or significance, but I spent enough time at OWS to be rightly afraid of Police. They overdo force to a ludicrious and disgusting degree.

      • August 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm

        It terrifies me too Vicki, while having so much admiration for this defiance. In some ways I fear the curfew is a trap, they know people are so angry some will break it, and that will make the authorities believe they have a free license to be even more brutal than they have been – and the media will support them because the ****ing curfew was broken. It’s helllish.

    • August 16, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      If they remain peaceful and make it all about their 1st Amendment Right to honor #MikeBrown by demanding his killer be brought to justice, then they will join the legions who have non-violently demanded their civil rights.

      What will matter is that they leverage Twitter maximally, and that real journalists record events AND that all of us do everything possible to spread the truth of what we witness.

      Expanding the 3rd Reconstruction (and ensuring we do not ever need a 4th) is what #Ferguson, justice for #MikeBrown, and defense of Civil Rights now mean for America.

      Yes We Must

  14. August 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    These two tweets are interrelated ….

  15. 72 africa
    August 16, 2014 at 7:48 pm

  16. August 16, 2014 at 7:51 pm

  17. 75 africa
    August 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm

  18. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    August 16, 2014 at 7:59 pm

  19. August 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm

  20. 79 Nena20409
    August 16, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Wow. The tweets are incredible.

    I hope that residents of Ferguson continue to do what they think is right….be that staying and marching beyond the curfew…..so be it. They have higher ground. Their rights trumps a handful who were not acting in the best interest of the greater good.
    My heart bleeds for them and our Nation.

  21. 80 Dudette
    August 16, 2014 at 8:07 pm

  22. 81 Nena20409
    August 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    A really well done commentary today in honoring Michael Brown.

    Too many Black men are killed by Police. It has got to stop, period.

    • August 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Saw it this morning. Extremely well done. A few times this morning, she did her typical questioning of PO. Nearly every time, her guests would offer a comment in disagreement or at least “softening” her opinion. In each segment about Ferguson, most and sometimes all of the guests were black men………all making excellent points. Overall, fairly good show today. This spot was tough to watch, but should be, sadly.

  23. 83 99ts
    August 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Such a sad story to wake up to – it seems to me that the political right (including the majority of white police departments) want to give the President no rest from solving the problems that they create, embellish and push through the media.

    The unequal treatment of US citizens is unbelievable to watch – even from so far away.

  24. 84 hopefruit2
    August 16, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    So Little Sally is here to explain to us that Officer Wilson is as much as a victim of the system as Mike Brown. Please don’t smear them…

    Oh my….

    • 85 Nena20409
      August 16, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      Had the officer killed a member from her LGBTQ community her tune and tone would be different. The lack of compassion for the Dead Teen, Michael Brown and the equating of Wilson, the cop killer, to the one who is dead, is truly wicked.

      • 86 hopefruit2
        August 16, 2014 at 8:19 pm

        Indeed. Or if a black person from Uganda had killed and LGBTQ person, she would not be asking that we “not smear the killer.”

  25. August 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm

  26. 88 hopefruit2
    August 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm

  27. 89 hopefruit2
    August 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm

  28. 90 vcprezofan2
    August 16, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    70 million international visitors spent $214.8 billion in the U.S.

    And travel and tourism is a major export industry for our country — in fact, it’s the largest U.S. services export. A record 70 million international visitors came to the United States in 2013, spending a record $214.8 billion. That’s about $590 million contributed to the U.S. economy per day!

    It is no accident that we are seeing this growth. The National Travel and Tourism Strategy launched in 2012 lays out a plan to encourage even more international visitors to come to the United States, setting the goal of welcoming 100 million visitors per year by 2021.


  29. 91 Dudette
    August 16, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Gasp! Sir Patrick Stewart responding to student questions on the Georgia HS Muscial Theatre Awards, right now!
    Squeeee! I was just about to change the channel! 😀

  30. 92 vcprezofan2
    August 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm

  31. August 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Gov Nixon is under pressure to get the blk folks back under control…

    what he should have done is called out the national guard to guard the protestors as they exercise their 1st amendment rights to peaceful assembly…

    As Dr King said…we have a a right to protest for right…

    just as on Bloody Sunday…they were threatened not to march across the bridge…in courageous defiance they marched any way….

    The blk folks (and I have seen some whites among the protestors)…will Protest for Right…they will not go quietly into the night…

    I pray them…

  32. 96 yardarm756
    August 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm

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