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A Great Man Remembered

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122 Responses to “A Great Man Remembered”


  1. 1 jackiegrumbacher
    January 18, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Truly outstanding tweets, Nerdy. Thank you.

  2. 3 jackiegrumbacher
    January 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Ari Berman’s tweets about linking remembrance of MLK with protecting voter rights are actually brilliant. Dr. King would have been horrified at the concerted voter suppression going on around the country and he would have wanted all of us to fight back. We should be pushing back every day, but this special time in January is an opportunity to renew our commitment to making sure every American citizen has the right to vote with unfettered access to the polls. And that includes those who have served their time in prison and earned the restitution of their rights.

  3. 4 vcprezofan2
    January 18, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks NerdyW.

    Hi Jackie G.

    Hope everyone has been active in some fashion on this MLK day.

  4. 7 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Truly something extraordinary going on right now!

  5. 9 Nena20409
    January 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Fantastic collection of tweets, NW. 🍸 Thank you!
    Congrats, JackieG for your Gold⭐

  6. January 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    A very compelling video:

  7. 12 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 18, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I REALLY DO WISH THE PRESIDENT OR THE WH…WOULD COME OUT WITH A PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SELMA CELEBRATION AND THE SPEECHES AND AS MUCH INFO. AS POSSIBLE ABOUT THAT DAY…ACTUALLY I ALSO THINK THE MAJOR SELMA PHOTO SHOULD BE AVAILABE ON SHIRTS SO THAT WE COULD WEAR THEM!!!!

  8. January 18, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    HEH

    • 15 jackiegrumbacher
      January 18, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Ha! And this was the film that was supposed to destroy Hillary. The ones that went to see it weren’t going to vote for her anyway, so I’m not sure it would ever have accomplished its “purpose.”

    • 16 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 18, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      YOU CAN’T MAKE A MOVIE LIKE THIS WITHOUT THE FACTS…IT GOT WHAT IT DESERVED…ZERO AND NOTTA!

    • January 18, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      Mr. Muscatinegal went to see it just for the action sequences – he thought it was pretty good from that perspective.

  9. January 18, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    THANK YOU, NW, for this magnificent collection and stellar tribute to MLK. {{{{NW}}}}

  10. 22 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 18, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    BBL…………………………..:)

  11. January 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Beautiful wonderful moving; thank you NerdyWonka. Blessed to be able to benefit from your thoughtful energetic work to find and share the stories and images that matter so much; and to comment on them with your own tweets, brilliantly.

  12. 25 jacquelineoboomer
    January 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Thank you for this lovely post, NW.

    See y’all later.

  13. 27 Nena20409
    January 18, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    • 28 jackiegrumbacher
      January 18, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      I love this, Nena. It’s stunning and the look in their eyes is so perfect–MLK, reflective; PBO determined, almost like a spiritual father and son. Two great, seminal leaders from different eras joined together in the fight for justice.

    • 29 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 18, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      PERFECT! AND CERTAINLY CORRECT!

  14. 30 Nerdy Wonka
    January 18, 2016 at 4:37 pm

  15. 31 Nena20409
    January 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    MJ: Man In the Mirror Drew this, Fantastic!

  16. 33 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 4:44 pm

  17. January 18, 2016 at 4:55 pm

  18. 35 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 4:57 pm

  19. 36 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm

  20. 37 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 5:05 pm

  21. 38 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 5:06 pm

  22. 39 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 5:07 pm

  23. January 18, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    As PBO says…Change has never been quick. It has never been simple without controversy. Change depends on persistence. Change requires determination.

    The white political left has always dissed the notion of the centrality of racism…to struggle for Peace in Justice…Racism does not just effect black people…it affects white people as well…it is what keeps the GOP and who they serve in Power…it allows some one like Trump to exist…. this is why Bernie thought that he could win over Trump’s white voters…or for the DNC to think that they could woo white votes…

    What about the issues of voting rights…even if the DNC only saw the issue of voter suppression as an issue of self preservation…they have not addressed it all…neither have the DEM Candidates

    The elephant in the room…Racism…when will white folks be able to see it…maybe never…perhaps we will go around in this circle forever…

    ************************

  24. 41 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 5:34 pm

  25. 42 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

  26. 43 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    SECRETARY KERRY SITTING LIKE A GENTLEMAN WITH THE PATIENCE OF JOB…LISTENING TO THE BALDERDASH QUESTIONS COMING FROM WOLF BLITZER…WHAT A HORRIBLE WAY FOR HIM TO HAVE TO SPEND TIME ON AN MLK MONDAY!…DISRESPECTFUL MEDIA…THEY THINK THEY HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS!

  27. 44 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm

  28. 45 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 5:38 pm

  29. 46 GGAIL
    January 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    NW, thank you for posting these!!

  30. January 18, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Good evening, TOD!

  31. 48 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 6:04 pm

  32. January 18, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    The DSM Register now has a countdown to the Iowa Caucuses – http://www.desmoinesregister.com/ – in case you can’t map out two weeks on your own. 🙂 We are joking that it might be more interesting to temporarily re-register as (gag) Republicans and go to the GOP caucus. Just heard on our local news that the GOP caucus voting is done differently than the Democrats’ caucus voting. The whole thing is bizarre, but we go anyhow. 🙂

    • January 18, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      how is it looking to you muscatinegal….in both of the DEM and GOP primaries??

      • January 18, 2016 at 7:15 pm

        Wouldn’t be at all surprised if Ted Cruz beats out The Donald here in Iowa – the religious right in Iowa would not be much amused by Trump. And I’ve heard that Bernie’s support may be in “islands” around Iowa college towns, which would not translate to an overall win for the entire state. The Democratic caucus process is just so weird – it takes 3-4 hours of sitting in a formal meeting and taking repeated votes. I *wish* we had a primary here instead. Oh, and that we were no longer First In The Nation. 🙂

  33. 53 JER
    January 18, 2016 at 6:13 pm


    Raw: Obamas Perform Community Service on MLK Day

  34. January 18, 2016 at 6:15 pm

  35. 57 JER
    January 18, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    LIVE NOW: MLK celebration in New York City – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  36. January 18, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Enormous thanks Nerdy, you’re a honey bunch!

  37. 63 Nerdy Wonka
    January 18, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Now, this is AWESOME!

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  39. January 18, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Chips, you probably already know this but you’re in Pete Souza’s TL:

    https://twitter.com/petesouza?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

  40. January 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm

  41. January 18, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    WOW

  42. 81 No Child Left Behind
    January 18, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Is PM Cameroun trying to turn into Il Douche?

  43. 84 No Child Left Behind
    January 18, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    I want to believe that most of these people can’t afford a good show and chose to watch Il Douche.

    • 85 desertflower
      January 18, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      Bet the students were told they HAD to attend

      • 86 jacquelineoboomer
        January 18, 2016 at 7:46 pm

        They announced that if the students didn’t attend, they’d be subject to a $10.00 each fine. “Support” according to Trump.

        • 87 0388jojothecat
          January 18, 2016 at 9:01 pm

          It’s OK for a private university to demand a student attend a political rally or be fined. Maybe that is what Unions should do, demand that people who don’t sign up be fined a fee for political reasons.

      • 88 donna dem 4 obama
        January 18, 2016 at 7:47 pm

        If the University calls for a mandatory Convocation all students must attend or be fined. I have no doubt that this was the case today. Also, they opened it up to the public. Lynchburg, VA is prime right wing territory.

    • 89 arapaho415
      January 18, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      GE NCLB.
      😉 LOL

  44. 90 No Child Left Behind
    January 18, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Hold that thought! In fact, decent republicans can now see what their party has turned itself into. Then again, will they choose to vote differently?

  45. 95 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 18, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    WE’RE IN FOR ANOTHER WIND CHILL PARTY TOMORROW…IN ORDER TO BETTER HANDLE THE SITUATION…AM GOING TO SLEEP IN THE FREEZER THIS EVENING WITH THE LEFTOVERS I FORGOT TO LABEL AND CAN NO LONGER IDENTIFY!

    • 97 99ts
      January 18, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      When PBO had those amazing record setting rallies in 2008 – not once did he ever mention the size of the crowds – other than to thank everyone for coming out to see/hear him. Everyone knew Trump had no class – he sure is proving it with his twitter crap.

  46. 98 desertflower
    January 18, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2016/1/18/141432/931?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boomantribune%2FSvpw+%28Booman+Tribune%29

    Liberty University was founded by Jerry Falwell in 1971, in Lynchburg, Virginia. And Jerry Falwell was a segregationist who badmouthed Martin Luther King, Jr, James Farmer, and Desmond Tutu, and encouraged his followers to invest in the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

    So, really, Liberty University is a wholly inappropriate place to go to celebrate Martin Luther King Day.

    But that’s exactly what Donald Trump did.

    The invitation on this day, to Trump, was purposeful.

    • 99 No Child Left Behind
      January 18, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Makes perfect sense now.

      • 100 desertflower
        January 18, 2016 at 7:21 pm

        Sure does.

        • 101 carolyn
          January 18, 2016 at 7:45 pm

          Liberty “University” is a religious school At religious colleges, chapel attendance is required. I figure, this was a chapel service, given the time of day, and attendance was required. Trump is unbelievably ignorant. This was the same reason Cruz got a big audience at his announcement at Liberty. Not the least bit impressed.

  47. 102 desertflower
    January 18, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    RIP Glenn Frey. Miss you already.

  48. 103 desertflower
    January 18, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    😦😦

  49. 104 No Child Left Behind
    January 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm

  50. 105 No Child Left Behind
    January 18, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    For those interested, C-Span will be airing the debate by the House of Commons on barring THE DONALD from Great Britain.

    As an American, I feel very proud to have this joker the supreme front runner of the Republican Party.

  51. January 18, 2016 at 7:34 pm

  52. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    January 18, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    • 108 desertflower
      January 18, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      🙂 Sad news with the passing of a rock icon…my heart goes out to his family. His music, the Eagles, were part of the patchwork quilt of growing up for so many of us….”Well, I was standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona”….Miss him.

      If you haven’t seen the documentary that HBO did about the Eagles, watch it. It’s excellent.

  53. 111 No Child Left Behind
    January 18, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Disturbing but not surprising.

    • 112 Obama Grandmama
      January 18, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      I am wondering if the polls saying Bernie would beat the GOP by a larger margin than Hillary are as bogus as we have seen polls to be in the past. Maybe used to influence people to elect Bernie knowing the GOP had a better chance to beat him.

  54. 113 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 7:46 pm

  55. 114 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 7:48 pm

  56. 115 Dudette
    January 18, 2016 at 8:08 pm

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  58. 120 No Child Left Behind
    January 18, 2016 at 8:28 pm

  59. January 18, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Lol Cornell west introduced sanders? Lol been wondering where that guy was? Lol


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