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MLK Day: The Fight Ahead

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170 Responses to “MLK Day: The Fight Ahead”


  1. January 16, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Monday morning. Happy MLK day to everyone.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and the sacrifices you are making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I hope you exercise serenity today to accept the things you don’t need to change, change the things you do need to change, and to know the difference between the two. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Notwithstanding the nightmare of BuffoonTrump in the Whitehouse, I am more than ever, Thankful to God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

    • 2 Judith Fardig
      January 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Congrats, RanMan! I so appreciate you and your message of encouragement.

    • 4 GGail
      January 16, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      ranman, this is perfect for today and every day!
      “To all, I hope you exercise serenity today to accept the things you don’t need to change, change the things you do need to change, and to know the difference between the two.”

  2. 5 Judith Fardig
    January 16, 2017 at 11:22 am

    This day is more important now than ever! We must honor the legacies of MLK Jr. And BHO Jr.

  3. 7 desertflower
    January 16, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Thank you, Nerdy:)

    Elections have consequences…as we all know and understand!

    http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_bills/2017/01/these_americans_got_raises_thanks_to_obama_s_overtime_rules_and_then_saw.html

    When Kristin Hook, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland, found out in early November that she would receive a raise of almost $4,000 the next month, she immediately increased her contributions to her retirement savings account. A week or two earlier, at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus, social media coordinator Gordon Chaffin, who regularly puts in 45- to 50-hour weeks, learned from his employer that he would be eligible for overtime pay beginning December 1.

    Neither Hook’s raise or Chaffin’s overtime eligibility happened. Instead, they became two of the estimated 4.2 million workers left in personal-finance limbo when a federal district judge in Texas issued a last-minute stay to the Obama administration’s initiative to overhaul the rules for overtime pay, which had led many employers to announce forthcoming changes to their workers’ compensation. After the ruling, Hook’s and Chaffin’s workplaces announced they would hold off on any changes initiated to bring them into compliance with the now-stalled regulation—a regulation that the Trump administration may be reluctant to defend.

    These workers were promised they would receive raises or overtime pay. And then, a presidential upset and a judicial ruling later, that promised money was taken away. “The university should not renege on something they said they were going to do,” Hook told me.

    We Dems, need to trumpet our accomplishments and our initiatives to the American people. We should own them and be proud. Of course, it would help if we actually had reporters and journalists that spoke with us and let the country know that, in fact, both parties are NOT THE SAME!

  4. 8 desertflower
    January 16, 2017 at 11:32 am

  5. 9 desertflower
    January 16, 2017 at 11:33 am

  6. 10 desertflower
    January 16, 2017 at 11:44 am

  7. 11 desertflower
    January 16, 2017 at 11:45 am

    • January 16, 2017 at 11:55 am

      That is my FLOTUS, like Stevie Wonder sang the other night she will always be First Lady in our heart. How cool is it of her to speak up for Rep. John Lewis, to let Trump know that we respect Rep. Lewis more then we respect him. And that -mo mean she tweeted that. Love you FLOTUS.

  8. 13 JER
    January 16, 2017 at 11:45 am

  9. 14 JER
    January 16, 2017 at 11:49 am

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  11. January 16, 2017 at 12:24 pm

  12. 17 CEB
    January 16, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Spending the day in quiet reflection to gird myself for what may come and to be grateful for the scandal-free, successful presidency of the first African-American President, the Honorable Barack Hussein Obama. Many of the things that PBO put in place, especially those that had signatories from other countries and those that are very popular with business and the average citizen, will survive attempted ravaging by the GOP (the latter because too many White people benefit from them). I also need to plan personal goals; last year and the beginning of this year I have spent most of my time and energy on the health concerns of family members. Each day is a gift and like Anne Frank, I want to believe that most people are good even though it is harder to hold on to this since the day of infamy, 11.8.2016.
    I started watching the History Channel’s special on PBO, but it also included statements by Ryan, Canto, and McConnell that I had to fast-forward through. Because of TOD, I was able to live with him through so many of the events that he talked about.
    Love to all of the TOD ohana and Lurkers.

  13. 18 carolyn
    January 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    One phrase has been going through my mind the last few days: “The barbarians are at the gates.” A frightening phrase…..back in Rome, and now. Now, after reading the last post about DT’s lack of reading ability and lack of cognition, etc. I believe this even more. He has survived so well because he has always had someone to read for him and summarize for him. He is illiterate. He is ignorant. He is completely uneducated, and his way of coping is to make fun of those who are. I appreciate that Samantha Bee was not being totally serious, but there is truth in that segment, and the follow up tweets explain so much.

    He is a barbarian, a vulgarian, someone who should never be near any governmental entity. Dear God, what are we to do?

    • 19 FoxfireTX
      January 16, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Carolyn, the scary part to me is that I don’t believe we have any way of knowing who is “running” the country. Along with the comments by meta and DF on the last thread, I’d add that I have believed for a long time DT always has either Kushner or Ivanka in the room with him to later tell him what he missed or didn’t understand. While the info that a president receives is always filtered, I think here it is going to be very questionable as to what info he is receiving at all. How many decisions will be made by Kushner or Ivanka with no input by DT? In addition to his psychological issues and his illiteracy, I also strongly suspect he is ADD. And I also suspect he is not all that smart on the intellectual scale. Yes, the barbarians are at the gate, and we’re not even sure who the barbarians are but I think we should assume it also is Kushner and Ivanka in addition to DT.

      We are in unprecedented times. We have never seen anything like this in any previous administration.

      • 20 Obama Grandmama
        January 16, 2017 at 3:27 pm

        In some ways it maybe good to have the daughter or son-in-law with him for decision making. Do I think someone impaired in that way should be POTUS? No, I do not and it is scary it has come to this. Do I think he will be impeached? No, not while the government is totally controlled by the GOP. Possibly after the midterm elections if the Dems could get control of the Senate, but don’t both Senate and the House need to pass a conviction for an impeachment?

        • 21 Betsy
          January 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm

          Impeachment articles are drawn up by the House and voted on. If a majority votes to impeach, then the trial is held by the Senate. If a 2/3rd’s majority vote yes, the person being impeached is removed from office.

        • 22 carolyn
          January 16, 2017 at 4:27 pm

          The House brings the articles of impeachment, and the Senate holds the trial and convicts or not. President Clinton was impeached by the House, but the Senate voted not to convict. I remember the triumphant press conference on the lawn after the Senate vote. People frequently use the word impeach incorrectly, to mean conviction.

        • 23 FoxfireTX
          January 16, 2017 at 5:03 pm

          I agree it may be wise to have them there as a “stabilizing” influence on him, but I suspect their knowledge of public policy is even less than his, just because they have had no more interest than he does and are much younger. Then you’ve got crazy Flynn and Bannon, and somewhere in there Pence. The whole thing is a nightmare. Who the hell in this entire group has the background and experience to see the potential consequences of decisions? No one, as far as I can tell.

          • 24 Obama Grandmama
            January 16, 2017 at 8:40 pm

            I know. I am afraid there is no way out of this nightmare. Finding out the House starts impeachment procedure makes me think with gerrymandering in place there is no chance of impeachment at all.

  14. 25 JER
    January 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm

  15. January 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    • 27 jacquelineoboomer
      January 16, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      If you find a version that shows the part just after he finished his speech, I believe this was the time he was totally exhausted and appeared to need help to his chair. It was all bearing down on him.

    • 28 jacquelineoboomer
      January 16, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      @21:00

    • 29 Bill R.
      January 16, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      This is guaranteed to make me cry tears of grief, tears of hope, and tears of gratitude for this great healer of humankind.

  16. 30 CEB
    January 16, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I expect the msm to do their usual blackout of dissenting voices by not covering the nation-wide protest marches on 1/21/2017 Other than stalking Twitter and Facebook for coverage, does anyone have any other suggestions?

  17. January 16, 2017 at 1:01 pm

  18. 35 Nena20409
    January 16, 2017 at 1:12 pm


    Hello TOD on a Monday Afternoon.
    #Resistance!

  19. 36 Nena20409
    January 16, 2017 at 1:14 pm


    On this MLK Day, I want to Thank TOD for keeping me Sane.
    Thank You, all.
    ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

  20. 37 Nena20409
    January 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

  21. 42 hopefruit2
    January 16, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD! Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and peaceful MLK Day.

  22. 44 desertflower
    January 16, 2017 at 1:38 pm

  23. 49 Nena20409
    January 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm

  24. 50 Nena20409
    January 16, 2017 at 1:49 pm

  25. 52 mtmarilyn
    January 16, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Good morningTOD. NW thank you for those tweets. Today is a day of reflection and sleep. I am fighting a cold. So I can listen to videos etc, of MLK. Need to brace myself for the fight ahead.

    Would someone start listing all the administrative people on Twitter we need to unfollow on the 20th. I don’t want to follow any of the new administration.

  26. January 16, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    How long, must blk folks continue to struggle for dignity peace justice. It did not matter that we had a man the caliber of the President as President. The lies the hatred the evilness thrown at the President. The nastiness shown to Congressman Lewis. Sometimes it is too much to bear. After the election there was a lot of division am out Dems reaching out to the white workers who voted for trump. While blk and brown folks look on and say what about us. Don’t we count.
    Nope we dont

    • 54 0388jojothecat
      January 16, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      I had been watching a PBS documentary on Jackie Robinson and how he rose from the negroes league in baseball to the major league with Brooklyn Dodger, to Political Activist. The man died at 53yrs old from heart disease from the complications of diabetes. I believe the racial stress of having to hold it in while white fans cursed him, most of his teammates did not respect him, having to stay at the homes of AA strangers because NO hotel would allow him to stay with the teammates. This took a toll on his overall health I am sure. His fight for social justice during MLK, the death of MLK, the death of his son, he looked like an 80yr old man at 53 years old. I watched the show in sadness that AA and women are fighting the same struggles since the turn of the century. This is just shameful that in 2017 we have a racist, bigot, anti-woman no-nothing in the white house after a brilliant man like BHO. I never imaged we would turn the clock back due to having a AA in the white house. Truly sad…..

      • 55 mtmarilyn
        January 16, 2017 at 5:06 pm

        I agree jojo, I believe the stress of what Jackie had to endure caused his diabetes and death. It’s also why I have been so worried about PBO. All this has so affected me because I feel so powerless in face of all this hatred and power grab with those who have the white privilege. I know some changes I am making here. All I can tell you is that those of us here in the community and beyond will not go guietly into the night.

    • 56 catrst
      January 16, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      I am one person, just one and my being is forever changed. It has mattered to me to have Barack Obama as president. Its like my cells are tuned into the struggles of others, and as you said the need for dignity, peace and justice for all. I yearn for the fellowship of my sisters and brothers in this process of bringing change. I wonder at what can be done with faith and one another. Nothing is the same or ever will be for me. Its like my world was reinvented and I know what’s possible. Its not slogans or a bumper sticker phrases to me. Its deep and abiding. I thank our President and everyone working with him for this transformation. I wasn’t a bad person before. In fact I was nice but I didn’t understand this sense of brotherhood. I don’t believe a day has passed since I began trying to help the President in whatever way I could that I haven’t thought, talked, worked for a better national community in some way. I feel connected and whole because of Obama.

      • January 16, 2017 at 7:36 pm

        thank you for your comments…sometimes i feel like a m a wandering in the desert…i know what must be done…that i have to pick myself up and dust myself off…but damn how many items must a people do this…

  27. 58 desertflower
    January 16, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    FYI…If any of you are so inclined….it’s a REALLY nice shirt:) I have one…Goes for a good cause

    https://thinkprogress.org/a-t-shirt-that-fights-back-100-of-proceeds-go-to-the-trump-investigative-fund-22aa620722fa#.rmumfr4qh

  28. 59 Nena20409
    January 16, 2017 at 2:21 pm

  29. 60 whenpamelawandered
    January 16, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    ❤👏🏼🙏🏻👊🏼🌹❤

  30. January 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    All the way to the tape:

  31. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    January 16, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Oh, Nerdy, what a wonderful post. Thanks so much. I’ve been fighting back tears, off and on, today. Gonna be a sentimental week! Here’s my contribution.

    ***

    The boy from Troy

    It was more as though
    He were recounting a dream
    And I cried like a little child does
    After experiencing a bad dream
    When I heard John Lewis
    Speak to those assembled
    At the My Brother’s Keeper event
    In Miami on Dr. King’s birthday.

    He spoke of his youth
    Working the family farm
    In rural Alabama
    When he prayed with his Bible
    When he preached
    ” … to the chickens …
    who listened to me better than
    some of my colleagues in the
    House of Representatives, today”
    And everyone in the room laughed.

    He spoke of his journey
    Through school
    And about the teacher who admonished,
    “Read! Read!”
    And how eventually he met
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    And introduced himself as
    John Robert Lewis
    And how Dr. King called him
    “The boy from Troy.”

    I cried when he spoke
    Almost as though it were a dream
    Of his journey
    Working with civil rights activists
    Sitting in the “White Waiting Room”
    When the Klan attacked them
    In my lifetime
    How one of the men who had beaten him
    That day
    Came to his office at the Capitol Building
    Decades later, to apologize
    And the former Klansman started crying.
    And Congressman Lewis repeated
    “Hate is too heavy a burden to bear”
    As Dr. King had said.

    “Never give up
    Never give in
    Stand up
    Speak up
    You have a moral obligation
    To do something and
    Not be quiet,”
    He said.

    John Robert Lewis said A. Philip Randolph
    Had told them, speaking of the slaves
    And the slaveholders,
    “We’re all in the same boat, now.”
    We are one people, one family,
    We all live in the same house
    The American house.

    “Stay in school
    Study
    Read! Read, my child!
    Use your education
    Thank your teachers
    Register to vote,”
    He said.

    And then John Lewis told
    Those who heard him at the
    My Brother’s Keeper event
    And reminded me, while I was crying
    That when he was 23 years old
    In my lifetime
    He joined Dr. King
    At the March in Washington in 1963
    And President Kennedy had invited them
    To the White House
    And it was only
    Months before Kennedy was assassinated.

    And he talked about Selma
    And how he had brought
    Something to read
    In case he went to jail.
    And something to eat
    In case he went to jail.
    And how they had asked
    The State Troopers
    If they could kneel in prayer
    Before the State Troopers
    Took them to jail
    After they had beaten them.

    “I wish you well
    Go for it, just go for it
    People are praying for you
    Stay away from violence
    Never hate,”
    He said.

    Today when we heard him
    It was like a dream
    And all we could do was cry
    With tears of
    Incredible and
    Unexplained longing
    For the days when
    So much was won
    By “the boy from Troy”
    And those who taught him what
    Good trouble
    Meant.

  32. 76 desertflower
    January 16, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    His ignorance of the facts has real world consequences. He reminds me of my grandfather…hateful,ignorant, arrogant SOB that he was.

  33. 80 hopefruit2
    January 16, 2017 at 2:46 pm

  34. 82 hopefruit2
    January 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    “and those who marched with him…’

    Of course, PBO is throwing shade on Trump and the other people who attacked Rep John Lewis

  35. January 16, 2017 at 2:56 pm

  36. January 16, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    No plan, no thought, just rush it through with nothing but the desire to please Trump.

  37. 85 hopefruit2
    January 16, 2017 at 2:59 pm

  38. January 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm

  39. January 16, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Once in a lifetime.

  40. January 16, 2017 at 3:20 pm

  41. January 16, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    • January 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      So POTUS and FLOTUS can go see the Cubs any time they want for free.

    • 92 susanne
      January 16, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      I love this so much. Here they are, in the final days of a long and arduous presidency, still serving the people, still working toward a better tomorrow for all. They will always be the best possible example of the First Family.

  42. January 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm

  43. 95 vcprezofan2
    January 16, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Don’t know why, but I’ve been waking up the last couple of nights with these TOD-ers coming to mind. So, on this MLK Day I’ll give a shout out to…

    . 99TS
    . JackieG
    .YA

    + CC, Dudette

    …to remind them that they may be absent for whatever reason, but not forgotten. ❤ ❤ ❤

  44. 102 MadameSoph
    January 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I just left a long thank you note here and it disappeared into thin air. I hesitate to post it twice, as it was quite long. Hmmnnn testing…

    • 103 vcprezofan2
      January 16, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      Mme S, sorry your message disappeared, but 😉 you passed the Hmmnnn test.

      • 104 MadameSoph
        January 16, 2017 at 4:46 pm

        Ha ha! I did VC. I will try again now. If it doesn’t post again, I’ll wait until tomorrow.

        • 105 MadameSoph
          January 16, 2017 at 4:50 pm

          Yep, tried again and it disappeared again. Maybe it was too long and I should try to post it in pieces. I don’t want to wait for moderation because it is my thank you letter to all of you and I want you to see it, which won’t happen if it shows up much later after you have all moved on to old threads.

          • 106 MadameSoph
            January 16, 2017 at 4:53 pm

            Meant to say, “after you have all moved on to new threads”

            Sigh, I just got some very bad news about a dear Aunt of mine. I should probably wait to post my thank you until another day anyway.

        • 107 vcprezofan2
          January 16, 2017 at 4:55 pm

          🙂 {{Mme S}}

  45. January 16, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    THIS IS WONDERFUL!!!!

  46. January 16, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    This is beautiful:

    • 125 vcprezofan2
      January 16, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Yes it is. It expresses well, and truthfully, what many citizens have realized …. in retrospect. It’s so well-written it makes me want to go back and read his links to two previous post, but I’ll have to do that later.

      Excerpt from the above link =

      //………………

      Mr. President, please accept my apology for not doing more to support you during your time in office. You gave me an opportunity to make the most of your presidency, and I wasted it.

      As I watched you speak in Chicago the other night, I was filled with emotion. I, of course, was reminded of that November night when you strode onto a similar stage after winning the presidency in what can legitimately be described as a landslide. The emotions that flooded me then were pride and hope and happiness. The emotions that flooded me this time were gratitude and regret and sorrow. Gratitude for all you’ve done for us. Regret for not doing more in my role as a citizen when you needed me most, and for not better appreciating just how lucky we were to have you. Sorrow for how horribly wrong things have gone.

      And yet, despite the fact that I and so many others have failed to be the citizens you deserved, you still spoke to us with the same fire and conviction and hopeful optimism that define you. You still inspired me. You still, at the end of eight often-frustrating years in the White House, believe that we who fell so woefully short of our commitment to you are capable of making right that which we’ve allowed to go so wrong.
      ……………………//

    • 128 susanne
      January 16, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      Wow– I love this. Thank you for posting the link. Yesterday, I had a long conversation with my youngest son, who serves in the U.S. diplomatic corps in Senegal. As you can imagine, many people in embassy jobs are worried right now.

      But he also told me that his conversations with ‘regular’ Americans, during a long holiday journey to visit relatives all over the U.S., revealed that these ‘regular’ Americans have often been ‘disappointed’ with PBO, and therefore didn’t work for HRC, didn’t like HRC anyway, and didn’t bother to vote. Appalled, I asked how they now felt about DT being elected, and he said they were mostly feeling betrayed, like the ‘broken system’ had delivered them a stink bomb when they thought they’d naturally get a nice surprise gift.

      I think this is the belief system the article here counters– it has been our task to engage, support, assist this good president. But often we were just glad he was in charge, and happy to ignore politics, believing everything to be in good hands. And it was in good hands. But not enough hands. I’m sharing the article as widely as I can, because I hope the current energy of rebellion against DT will transform into a more civic-minded nation.

      This forum, TOD, has kept many of us on track throughout the PBO years, as well as providing the very best company each day. Still crossing my fingers that we’ll carry on together. ❤

      • January 16, 2017 at 5:03 pm

        Wow, thank you for sharing that story. I think it reveals how a lot of people have felt…..They can safely ignore politics because we’ll never be in any real grave danger. Except now people are realizing that we’ve completely gone off the rails.

        I’m sure we’ll stick together, somehow.

      • 130 GGail
        January 16, 2017 at 7:01 pm

        Proof that this faux election has been a wake up call is the fact that our OFA Chapters are growing by leaps and bounds. People do want to take the power of their voices back.

        And Oh Boy, when citizen/organizer Barack gets on board…

    • 131 desertflower
      January 16, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Beautiful letter. I think that this is exactly what we needed to learn from this election….so many took this country, this President, our safety and security for granted. Now….we are terrified and anxious because we THE PEOPLE, dropped the ball. Did not stay present and engaged in our democracy, our country, our home.

      This was a teaching moment. Let’s pray to god that we last until 2018 so that we can make a difference the next time….and beyond.

  47. 132 No Child Left Behind
    January 16, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    To be filed under “Always good to know”.

    Rep. Tom Price last year purchased shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited the company, raising new ethics concerns for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services secretary.

    CNN.

  48. 134 No Child Left Behind
    January 16, 2017 at 5:16 pm

  49. January 16, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    This is headed for a showdown. Stay alert!!

  50. January 16, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Wanted to share with y’all the video and story one of our tv stations did yesterday for our ACA rally and letter writing campaign.
    I am in the center near the front when we are on the steps. Inside, she got me a lot. Does a close up of me writing. Short hair, “blondish”, blue/green scarf around my neck and when she shows me writing, I am left-handed. 🙂 The reporter did a good job on the story.

    http://wate.com/2017/01/15/knoxville-affordable-care-act-rally-calls-supporters-to-action-through-letter-writing-campaign/

  51. 144 JER
    January 16, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    • 145 susanne
      January 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Horrid, vile comments on this. Seems like Team Putin is working overtime right now to counter the growing dread of the Donald.

      • 146 idon
        January 16, 2017 at 7:22 pm

        Don’t even think about that. We have a new People’s House and we will still have the same POTUS and FLOTUS after Jan 20th. If we behave and act as if this is true, it will be so. We can continue with the Resistance but at the same time only acknowledge and follow the only POTUS and FLOTUS that we still have. We can beat them at their propaganda game.

    • 147 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      January 17, 2017 at 12:11 am

      SHAMEFUL COMMENTS…WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND..THE OBAMAS LEFT THE WHITEHOUSE WITH GRACE AND CLASS…THE NEW INHABITANTS AT 1600 ARE SELF CONSUMED TRASH…OH THOSE GAUDY,BAWDY TRUMP DRAPES HE’ LL HANG..LOCK THEM IN BECAUSE AMERICANS DON’T GIVE A DANG. YOU MAKE A MISTAKE WHEN YOU DON’T VOTE…THE OVAL OFFCE WILL BE FILLED WITH GLOAT..OH THE INAUGURATION OF DONALD TRUMP…JUST A DRESSED UP VERSION OF THE DC DUMP!

  52. January 16, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    OK…that is MLK Jr…and Steve Harvey meeting with Trump…for a photo op…..smh…this is why we can’t have nice things

  53. January 16, 2017 at 6:15 pm

  54. 156 hopefruit2
    January 16, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Oh well… Hahahahahahaha

    • January 16, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Ahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaa. If he must go, as he said he might, he should turn his back the entire time.

      Nobody wants to be part of this pig sty. Hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa.

      • 158 hopefruit2
        January 16, 2017 at 6:53 pm

        Indeed africa. Here’s more…

        • January 16, 2017 at 7:11 pm

          Oh, wow.

          And what I envision, is those who do take the jobs, will leave in short order — they will be going to spend time with their families. LOL!

          When I think about PBO, I mean the full measure of the man is just awe inspiring. He set the pace and his staff followed his lead, from the value set to leadership. We will never see another like him. He is just an amazing, wonderful human being.

  55. January 16, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    My vibe exactly

  56. 161 hopefruit2
    January 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I think the inauguration boycott count is now up to 30 (among congressional Dems).

    • January 16, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      This large scale rejection does not bode well for his fragile psyche. These law makers, coupled with the arts world, is something that is eating him to the core. And I pray that this lasts for as long as he sits in that place. He is a despicable thing. I loath that thing.

      He is truly illegitimate. And I will never let him forget it. Never.

      • 163 catrst
        January 16, 2017 at 7:28 pm

        And I also think many people will black out the coverage of the event and stay away from their media players so as to send a message.

  57. 164 desertflower
    January 16, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Shocked, I say!

  58. 166 Nena20409
    January 16, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Good Evening TOD.

  59. 167 Nena20409
    January 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm

  60. 169 hopefruit2
    January 16, 2017 at 7:15 pm

  61. 170 mtmarilyn
    January 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I just watched the video of the Cubs ceremony. So great to hear their love and appreciation of this President.


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