109 Responses to “#MannequinChallenge: A Call To Action”


  1. 2 Judith Fardig
    November 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    WTG, COS! Still figuring out where to put my energies when they return. Dress fitting for the White House Christmas party this Friday. That’s my silver lining. Seeing the White House at its most beautiful with its forever-in-our -hearts President and First Lady – Barack and Michelle Obama. They cannot be replaced!

    • November 15, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      ohhhhh you lucky luck person….

      that was my dream to be in the White House at Christmas time w/ the President and First Lady….if you can …please take pics….
      when do you go…

    • November 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      FANTASTIC! Tell us about the dress. What date are you going to the party?

      • 8 Judith Fardig
        November 15, 2016 at 6:19 pm

        The dress is being designed and made by a local Portlander who uses vintage kimonos and coordinating Japanese fabrics to make pieced dresses, tops, jackets, etc. Mine will be a fitted top with sheer sleeves since I have old-lady arms, not Michelle Obama arms, and a flaring skirt. Hard to describe. There will be some subtle beading on the top to pick up the red details in the dark teal background. She is over the moon that Michelle Obama will see this dress. When I can, I will share pictures. My kids are showing no signs of getting married anytime soon, so this is a splurge that I would have saved for that sort of occasion.

        Party should be the day after the Kennedy Center Honors, so December 5th.

    • 12 whenpamelawandered
      November 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      ❤️🌹🙏🏻🌹❤️ Our hearts will be floating all around you, Judith, emote our loving gratitude to the beautiful First Couple! ❤️

    • 15 Obama Grandmama
      November 15, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Judith, as a fellow Oregonian I am proud of you. Enjoy the Xmas party. So special, for a special lady who deserves the honor.

  2. 16 JER
    November 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm


    President Obama talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras following their press conference at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece today. Pete Souza

  3. 17 Judith Fardig
    November 15, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Nerdy – this video requires all of us to stand up in our personal spheres to make sure Black Lives Matter everywhere. These white people protesting the election in my town – Portland – should be using their time and anger to stand up for the marginalized and at-risk from the Trump administration too many of them enables by sitting out or voting third party on 11/9

  4. 18 No Child Left Behind
    November 15, 2016 at 4:18 pm

  5. November 15, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    WOW….WOW……Thank you Nerdy….

    Power to the People!…i have not said that in a long time….felt good to say it…

  6. November 15, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Never let up

  7. November 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm

  8. November 15, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I saw this today, exit polls published by CNN. How can this be??

  9. 29 a4alice
    November 15, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    powerful Nerdy! a good find – what a way to use something that is popular (mannequin challenge) but use it for something enlightening.

  10. 30 a4alice
    November 15, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    anyone read this yet? from Huffy but interesting as well as alarming. I’m going to see if I find anything out that supports these things

    http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/alt-right/

  11. 31 Gazelle
    November 15, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    […..] The group organizing the demonstration said it plans for protesters to “March from Lincoln Memorial to [the] White House to show our strength, power and courage and demonstrate our disapproval of the new president and his values in a peaceful march. ALL women, femme, trans, gender non-conforming and feminist others are invited to march on Washington DC the day following the inauguration of the President elect. This march is a show of solidarity to demand our safety and health in a time when our country is marginalizing us and making sexual assault an electable and forgivable norm. We align with all POC and LGBTQ causes, and we will show our support in a non-violent protest.” The New York Facebook group adds, “This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports women’s rights are welcome.” […..]

    Article here: http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/11/11/million-women-march-being-planned-for-january-21-2017-in-d-c/

  12. 33 No Child Left Behind
    November 15, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    • 34 sherijr
      November 15, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      good, it shouldn’t have taken this long. I am very sick of seeing that quote every single time I open up msn.com.

      • 35 99ts
        November 15, 2016 at 8:32 pm

        Thats the mayor who applauded – I think the excuse for a person who made the remark has been “stood down” but will probably have a job back tomorrow

  13. 37 JER
    November 15, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    • 38 Judith Fardig
      November 15, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Hope I can watch this later as a friend and I are actually going to hear Leslie Odom, Jr. in solo performance tonight. Super excited!

      • 39 FoxfireTX
        November 15, 2016 at 7:19 pm

        I’ve got it scheduled to record to I can watch it at the end of the night to finish my day in the most beautiful way:-)

  14. 40 JER
    November 15, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    The Hill ‏@thehill 7 minutes ago
    Director Rob Reiner: Trump represents last ‘battle of the Civil War. [T—- photo intentionally omitted] http://hill.cm/TH3CKNX

  15. 42 JER
    November 15, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    • 43 hopefruit2
      November 15, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      No wonder Donnie had Twitter tantrum this morning…

    • 44 Betsy
      November 15, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      I saw on twitter that she was over 2.2 million and will be close to 3 million by the time all votes counted; is that incorrect?

    • 46 nathkatun7
      November 15, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      This is what Democrats should be talking about. Trump has no mandate to impose his racist and misogynistic agenda on Americans. The majority of Americans voted against him. It’s now official that Hillary Clinton received 1 million more votes than Trump. The projection is that after California counts all the votes, Hillary will likely win the popular vote by 2 million. Trump and the Republicans should be reminded, everyday, that the majority of Americans voted against Donald Trump!

  16. November 15, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Hey, PrettyFoot, been listening all day to all of my old 60’s/70’s motivational music… POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

  17. 51 hopefruit2
    November 15, 2016 at 6:21 pm

  18. 54 Ladyhawke
    November 15, 2016 at 6:45 pm

  19. 59 FoxfireTX
    November 15, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    This is unorecedented! And according to Malcolm Nance on MSNBC today, he (and those kids) cannot get clearance–even from Trump when he is president, unless they are legitimately employed by the government. I’d take bets on the fact he is asking because he does not understand what is being communicated to him. Remember, good ole Ivanka was vacationing with Vlad’s girlfriend in August.

    • November 15, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Who’s next? Trump want Putin to have top secret clearance. Thanks voters, you are idiots for voting Trump in office.

      • 61 Obama Grandmama
        November 15, 2016 at 10:21 pm

        I have progressed from denial to despair to angry at anyone that voted for Trump. I do not seem to be able to get past that.

    • 62 99ts
      November 15, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Funny how things that democrats may NEVER EVER do – become acceptable for republicans. Guarantee it will happen. This is what people voted for. Shame so many have to hurt to prove how stupid was the nominee and those who voted for him.

  20. 63 FoxfireTX
    November 15, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Can I just take a minute to say: I hate these people.

  21. 64 FoxfireTX
    November 15, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    And now this, every day just gets worse…..suspect that is going to be the pattern for the next 4+ years.

  22. 65 globalcitizenlinda
    November 15, 2016 at 7:35 pm

  23. 66 MadameSoph
    November 15, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    This is for Purple Shoes, if you peak in. Left you an answer about that pastor on the thread where I posted the sermon.

    I Just heard from my friend. She said that, yes, this is the pastor that replaced Ed, who retired this last summer. His name is Mike Kinman.

  24. 67 FoxfireTX
    November 15, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Keeping my fingers crossed, I soooo want to see Issa lose his seat!

  25. 68 FoxfireTX
    November 15, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    This is for you Bob! My guess is that this is part of the judge’s way to pressure them to settle but we’ll see:-)

    • 69 FoxfireTX
      November 15, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      The way I read this, the judge is not happy with the offer(s) from the Trump lawyers, puts pressure on them.

  26. 70 hopefruit2
    November 15, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Ain’t life funny sometimes…

    • 71 99ts
      November 15, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      It would be funny hf – if it was a reality show. The idiots in my government are talking seriously about the benefits of the massive increase in war power about to be unleashed by Trump. So much hurt to so many people – because white folks don’t like to share with people who are “different”.

      I am still in a rage & having trouble talking rationally about anything.

  27. 72 FoxfireTX
    November 15, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Must admit, I am surprised that Hillary did so much worse than PBO in so many areas. We can go on forever about speculating about why that was, but it is striking. At heart, I suspect there was a trust level for PBO at least by 2012 that just never existed for Hillary. It is reflected in his ongoing ratings even today.

    • 73 99ts
      November 15, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Everyone I know kept talking about “both flawed candidates”. When you tell them that Hillary has been attacked by the media and the GOP for 30 years, that she has done nothing to deserve such hate – they look amazed – they believed EVERY word the media every said about Benghazi and those emails – not to mention she should have stayed home & played with the grandchildren.

      This is why she did so badly – if they believe it in Australia with much less publicity – imagine what people in the US believed.

  28. 74 JER
    November 15, 2016 at 8:14 pm


    December 2011. Headed with Bo to do some Christmas shopping. Really. We went to PetSmart and Best Buy. Pete Souza

  29. 75 hopefruit2
    November 15, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Folks…this is not a drill. Apparently, when all seems lost, just call POTUS for help on Twitter….

  30. November 15, 2016 at 8:15 pm

  31. 83 desertflower
    November 15, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    • 84 jacquelineoboomer
      November 15, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      I will bet ya fifty thousand dollars Trump never knew about the prohibitions on nepotism in government.

  32. 86 desertflower
    November 15, 2016 at 8:24 pm

  33. 87 Ladyhawke
    November 15, 2016 at 8:25 pm

  34. 91 JER
    November 15, 2016 at 8:25 pm

  35. 92 FoxfireTX
    November 15, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    The level of corruption in this administration is going to be like nothing we have ever seen before in this country. This is third world, banana republic stuff.

  36. November 15, 2016 at 8:26 pm

  37. 97 MadameSoph
    November 15, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    MUST READ! as pundits, commentators and cheerleaders for the “WWC” try to give a pass/excuse to anyone who voted Trump. It was no secret who he was, even to those who are not politically informed.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/11/there_is_no_such_thing_as_a_good_trump_voter.html

    “Millions of Americans are justifiably afraid of what they’ll face under a Trump administration. If any group demands our support and sympathy, it’s these people, not the Americans who backed Trump and his threat of state-sanctioned violence against Hispanic immigrants and Muslim Americans. All the solicitude, outrage, and moral telepathy being deployed in defense of Trump supporters—who voted for a racist who promised racist outcomes—is perverse, bordering on abhorrent.”

    • 98 99ts
      November 15, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Shame the nyt & wapo don’t send this far and wide. How the media has bowed down to the misfit that they elected.

  38. November 15, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Wow, this is lunacy.

    • 101 arapaho415
      November 15, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      GE Meta.

      Just saw this, and since I have had my head in the sand relating to all-things-DJT, had no idea that Chris Christie sent Kushner’s father to prison for… wait for it… tax and conspiracy charges.

      So why were Christie and DJT so tight after the primaries, before Christie’s scapegoats were convicted for #Bridgegate?

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  40. November 15, 2016 at 8:58 pm

  41. November 15, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    #STOPtrump

  42. 106 globalcitizenlinda
    November 15, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    one the things I am not really convinced about is the large number of ballots where people “recorded no choice for president”.

    choosing a president is the major reason why people show up during a presidential year … yet the same voters recorded an answer for other offices and issues …. I just don’t know what to think.

    somehow we all accepted this as an indisputable fact that it was voter behavior even though we knew going in (per intelligence reports) that the voting machines in some states had previous been compromised.

    may be I have been exposed to many conspiracy theories …. but I need proof and patterns of which locations/precincts and the time when they were cast.

    are these “empty votes” concentrated in just the areas and locations in battleground states where the race most needed to be determined or do they appear in other areas.

    I am trying not to be very suspicious of the constant refrain from the media : “both are equally unpopular candidates” … who started this ….. who benefited from pushing it so hard … and at which point was it a self-fulfilling prophecy

  43. November 15, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    MY POTUS

  44. 109 globalcitizenlinda
    November 15, 2016 at 9:20 pm


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