Your Voice Is Your Power

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  1. 1 JER
    February 2, 2017 at 10:23 am

  2. February 2, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  3. February 2, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Progressive activism takes its toll on congressional Republicans
    02/02/17 10:08 AM
    By Steve Benen
    There’s all kinds of compelling evidence that progressive activism, spurred by Donald Trump’s election, is stiffening Democratic spines on Capitol Hill. At the same time, it’s starting to have the opposite effect on their Republican colleagues.

    House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-Texas), for example, scheduled an event in his district two weeks ago to discuss the Affordable Care Act, and he seemed eager to limit the audience to his allies. The gathering was held at a local Chamber of Commerce headquarters, it wasn’t announced to the public, and the congressman’s office said the point of the event was to hear from constituents facing “rising costs and loss of coverage and choice” because of “Obamacare.”

    As the Houston Chronicle reported, dozens of “skeptical and at times testy” locals showed up to express their vocal support for the health care reform law.

    There’s a lot of this going around. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) recently snuck out the back of a library in order to steer clear of constituents who wanted to tell him not to take away their insurance. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) faced a similar reaction during a town-hall event in Grand Rapids. TPM had a related report today out of Illinois.

    Rep. Peter Roskam’s (R-IL) office cancelled a meeting with constituents about Obamacare on Wednesday when a staffer for the congressman learned that a reporter was present, according to the Aurora Beacon-News.

    Constituent Sandra Alexander told the Beacon-News that she arranged the meeting about the Affordable Care Act with Roskam’s staff ahead of time and informed them that she would be bringing along a small group.

    But staffers cancelled the meeting before it could begin, ostensibly because there were members of the media present

    In Virginia, meanwhile, Politico reports that Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) “stood up constituents over the weekend who attended two townhalls with questions about an Obamacare repeal and the Trump Administration’s travel ban.”

    • 4 whenpamelawandered
      February 2, 2017 at 11:38 am

      What a bunch of sleazebag “lawmakers”, ha. On some level they KNOW they are wrong, so wrong.

    • 5 99ts
      February 2, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      At least they don’t have to be scared of health care supporters turning up with guns. Never forget what happened when Gabby Giffords went out to meet with her constituents. GOPers sure can give it out but are hopeless when faced with realistic truthful opposition. THey cannot defend their health care options – like get sick and die.

      Doubt the world will ever recover from Trump – and what he is doing to his own people will mean years to rebuild America and any trust in its governance.

  4. 8 Nerdy Wonka
    February 2, 2017 at 10:43 am

    • February 2, 2017 at 11:23 am

      I posted this tweet within a few min of learning the news of the “failed mission” ….

      I had absolutely no doubt as to its accuracy …. and I’m not a cynic ….

      • 10 whenpamelawandered
        February 2, 2017 at 8:05 pm

        And, entirely tragic, the truest omen of the president-in-name-only-T-rump and his ‘administration’ will bring. This had better end quickly. 🙏🏻

  5. February 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

    A very tangled web they weave…..

  6. February 2, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Team Trump took aim at a key layer of accountability
    02/02/17 10:40 AM
    By Steve Benen

    The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General announced late yesterday that it’s moving forward with an investigation into how Donald Trump’s Muslim ban was launched and implemented. The Washington Post noted that the probe, launched in response to congressional appeals and whistleblower complaints, will focus on “whether employees engaged in misconduct or failed to comply with court orders.”

    The story is a reminder about the importance of inspectors general – and why Trump World may not care for their work. The Post had a related report yesterday on aides to the new president taking aim at IG offices throughout the executive branch.

    An email from the Trump transition team on the evening of Jan. 13 instructed all transition team leaders to “reach out tonight and inform” the inspectors general in their agencies “that they are being held over on a temporary basis.”

    The email from Katie Giblin, a member of the presidential transition team, confirms a story The Post reported last week that inspectors general, who by bipartisan tradition have open-ended appointments regardless of party, had been told that they would be held over only on a temporary basis and that they should seek other employment.

    The email shows that the effort to replace the inspectors was not limited to a handful of agencies, but that it was intended to take aim at inspectors general across government departments.

    Note, this isn’t based on rumors, but rather, an actual email obtained by members of Congress.

  7. February 2, 2017 at 10:54 am

    EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s Supreme Court pick founded and led club called ‘Fascism Forever’ at his elite all-boys Washington prep school
    By Alana Goodman For Dailymail.com
    03:05 02 Feb 2017, updated 13:45 02 Feb 2017

    Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch founded and led a student group called the ‘Fascism Forever Club’ at his elite high school, DailyMail.com can reveal.

    The club was set up to rally against the ‘left-wing tendencies’ of his professors while attending a Jesuit all-boys preparatory high school near Washington D.C.

    The name may be inconvenient for a Supreme Court nominee facing a tough confirmation battle. However it also shows the depth of Gorscuch’s right-wing credentials – and his penchant for mischief while attending his exclusive prep school in the 1980s.

    President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch, a 49-year-old U.S. appellate judge, to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Tuesday.

    Gorsuch founded the ‘Fascism Forever Club’ during his freshman year at Georgetown Preparatory, a now-$30,000-a-year private Jesuit school that is one of the most selective in the United States.

  8. 15 GGail
    February 2, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Oh McConaughey, you done done it now…

    In response to a question from Mr. Marr about whether it was time for America’s cultural elite to give Mr. Trump “a break,” Mr. McConaughey said, “It’s a very dynamic and as divisive of an inauguration and time that we’ve ever had. “At the same time, it’s time for us to embrace, shake hands with this guy and be constructive with him over the next four years.”

    • February 2, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Sorry Matt some people don’t want to embrace racism, lying, bullying, disrespect of women,

    • 17 sherijr
      February 2, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      good grief. Is he paying attention? Anyone saying that (work with him) at this point in time just can’t be excused imo anymore.. they are in agreement with this travesty of an administration. There is simply no excuse for being unaware- too much has occurred w/ too much yet to come.

    • 18 susanne
      February 2, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      funny how you can be sexiest man alive one minute, and a total pig the next — all you have to do is climb in with the pigs!

    • 19 whenpamelawandered
      February 2, 2017 at 8:06 pm


  9. February 2, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Hello TOD family. I love this SO MUCH!!!! While I was in despair and gloom, somebody was out there thinking and dreaming and clicking the keyboard and gathering the data and creating the TownHallProject. Probably a group of somebodies. Thank you Magnificent NerdyWonka for bringing this great gift and encouraging news of its existence to TOD. You are the best. This means the world. This tweet shares a 3 minute talk by the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber. I loved it and hope it will be a good thing for some of my TOD peeps.

    • 21 GGail
      February 2, 2017 at 11:46 am


      Funny you post this. I had the pleasure of seeing & hearing this gifted man last night! I was even able to snag a ticket for our very own PurpleshoesLA to attend.

      It was an enlightening and encouraging evening spent listening to him.

      He reminds us that we are truly in a mess. That we can allow ourselves to be shocked & sad, but only for a minute. That America has been here before – several times and we have come out on the other side.

      He said that we ALL should participate in group demonstrations – and that each city/state should have organizations plan demonstrations on a frequent basis, like once a week, once every two weeks, once a month. They should be organized and led by the various groups we have established and they should be large enough to attract media attention. He stated that we should have these demonstrations in the “red” areas of each State and even at the State Capital. He said that if possible, we who live in the blue states, should travel to red states and lend a vocal hand.

      He said so much more, but, my brain is still processing it all.

      There were over 1,000 people who attended the event last night. The auditorium seated 800 and they seated the over-flow in an adjoining building.

  10. 25 Gazelle
    February 2, 2017 at 11:19 am

    All 6 Victims Of The Quebec City Mosque Shooting Were African Immigrants


  11. 26 FoxfireTX
    February 2, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Good morning TOD! Nerdy, thank you for keeping this place open for us all to find some respite. While things have been bad the last 13 days, I suspect they will get far worse as DT is criticized. It seems the more criticism he faces the more erratic he becomes. Not sure where and how this ends, but it will not be pretty for our country. In the meantime, enjoy this photo!

    • 27 pkayden
      February 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Awwww. Adorable lemurs. Nice that the Obamas and Jarrett are taking a much deserved vacation (separately).

  12. February 2, 2017 at 11:24 am

    take care everyone ….

  13. 30 JER
    February 2, 2017 at 11:25 am

    The Capitol switchboard number is 202-224-3121, and Sen. Toomey’s direct office line is 202-224-4254.

    Other district phone numbers:

    (610) 434-1444 – Allentown
    (814) 453-3010 – Erie
    (717) 782-3951 – Harrisburg
    (814) 266-5970 – Johnstown
    (215) 241-1090 – Philadelphia
    (412) 803-3501 – Pittsburgh
    (570) 941-3540 – Scranton

  14. 32 Gazelle
    February 2, 2017 at 11:26 am

    South African Pretty Yende!

  15. 33 FoxfireTX
    February 2, 2017 at 11:27 am

  16. 35 JER
    February 2, 2017 at 11:34 am

  17. 38 Gazelle
    February 2, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Earlier this month, Sampha dropped “(No Ones Knows Me) Like The Piano” a heartfelt dedication to his Sierra Leonean mother.

    Today, the British singer shares the music video for the track, which also stars British-Ghanaian model Adwoa Aboah.

    More here: http://www.okayafrica.com/in-brief/sampha-new-music-video-like-the-piano-download/

  18. 39 carolyn
    February 2, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Once an English teacher, always an English teacher….can’t help it. Laurence Tribe’s tweet, posted on the previous post referenced the poem The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats……one of the beloved Irish poets of both PBO and JRB, written in 1919 in the aftermath of World War I.

    I had to go to my references for the entire poem, and thought I would bring part of it here. So often poets can express what we feel so clearly.

    The Second Coming W.B. Yeats

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    The second verse is longer, and is where the poem gets its title.
    The last two lines are also famous:

    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

    This poem has been reeling in my head since January 20. I used to try to teach it to my sophomores in Lit class…..but at 19 or 20 one hasn’t experienced enough life to begin go comprehend it. I hope it isn’t depressing, because at the end he does see hope. We have to make sure that the best act with passionate intensity, not the worst.

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  20. February 2, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Take it to the bank ….

    bbl ….

  21. 43 Gazelle
    February 2, 2017 at 11:54 am

    On January 23, President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy via presidential memorandum. This explainer provides an overview of the policy’s history and how it has been applied in the past. It will be updated as more details become available.

    The policy requires foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to certify that they will not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning,” using funds from any source (including non-U.S. funds), as a condition for receiving U.S. government global family planning assistance and, as of Jan. 23, 2017, any other U.S. global health assistance.

    First announced in 1984 by the Reagan administration, the policy has been rescinded and reinstated by subsequent administrations along party lines. It has been in effect for approximately 17 of the past 32 years.

    More here: http://kff.org/global-health-policy/fact-sheet/mexico-city-policy-explainer/

  22. 44 57andfemale
    February 2, 2017 at 11:55 am

  23. 45 FoxfireTX
    February 2, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    “After two weeks, voters yearn for Obama”…this will only intensify as things worse, and worsen they will. Some interesting findings here, primarily the number opposed to a Muslim ban was heartening. Also, ACA popularity continues to grow.

  24. February 2, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Thursday morning. Congrats JER, on being first this morning.

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

    To all, I hope that you display a benevolent, caring, and humanitarian spirit today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    I am thankful to God that I lived to witness one of the greatest President of The United States of America in President Barack Hussein Obama ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  25. 47 No Child Left Behind
    February 2, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    More from the Twilight Zone…

    At the National Prayer Breakfast, a solemn occasion with a rich history, President Trump spent more than a minute talking about his former reality show “The Apprentice.”

    He used the occasion to jokingly call for prayers for its new host Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    “Ratings went right down the tubes. It’s been a total disaster,” he said.

    The keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast was Barry Black, the chaplain of the United States Senate.
    Moved by Black’s remarks, Trump lauded him.

    “I don’t know if you’re Democrat or Republican, but I’m appointing you for another year. The hell with it.”

    Trump also told the audience that when they hear of the tough phone calls he’s having with foreign leaders, not to worry about it.
    During the US President’s call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday, Trump objected to an agreement over the US receiving refugees, sources told CNN.

    Trump abruptly ended the call because he was unhappy, a source said.
    All this a day after a call with Mexico’s President, where a transcript showed Trump complaining about Mexico’s “handling” of “tough hombres.”

  26. February 2, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Trump’s VA nominee at odds with Trump over privatization
    02/02/17 11:20 AM—UPDATED 02/02/17 11:34 AM
    By Steve Benen

    When it comes to choosing cabinet nominees, Donald Trump’s lineup has sent a plethora of nominees to the Senate. Some are odd, some are conventional, some are ridiculous, and a few are even qualified.

    But of all the president’s selections, the one that’s hardest to explain was one of his final choices. Three weeks ago, Trump, with the rest of his cabinet nearly complete, tapped David Shulkin to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. There’s no doubt that Shulkin is qualified and committed to the VA’s core missions, and he’s practically a shoo-in for confirmation.

    What’s notable about this, however, is that Trump spent a year and a half railing against the Obama administration’s treatment of veterans, but when it came time to pick a VA secretary, Trump picked the Obama administration’s undersecretary for health at the VA – making Shulkin the only top political appointee who’ll serve in both administrations.

    Complicating matters further, Shulkin seems to have no use for one of Trump’s key ideas on veterans’ care. The Washington Post reported yesterday:

    David Shulkin, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, said at his confirmation hearing Wednesday that he would seek “major reform and a transformation of VA” – but would not privatize the federal health care system for veterans.

    “There will be far greater accountability, dramatically improved access, responsiveness and expanded care options,” Shulkin told the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “But the Department of Veterans Affairs will not be privatized under my watch.”

  27. 49 FoxfireTX
    February 2, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    My brother in law posted about this song this morning. Hadn’t thought of it in years but it seems just as fitting today as it did then. This was the time of my first protests. Sure didn’t think then I’d still be protesting some of the same things 45+ years later.

  28. February 2, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Donatella Versace tells who pick out the flawless gown Michelle Obama wore to the Obamas last State Dinner. Versace says that First Lady Michelle Obama choose the Versace gown. She said that if Michelle were to run for President she would win.

  29. February 2, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Why Trump’s National Prayer Breakfast speech matters
    02/02/17 12:45 PM
    By Steve Benen

    Every year during Barack Obama’s presidency, the Democrat would make an appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast, where he’d deliver pensive, thought-provoking remarks about the depths of his Christian faith. And nearly every year, conservatives would express their outrage over the ideas the president challenged them to consider.

    Donald Trump is clearly a very different kind of president, and his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast captured an almost unrecognizable perspective.

    For example, the Republican thought it’d be wise to reflect on his NBC reality show. “[W]e had tremendous success on ‘The Apprentice,’” Trump said, adding, “And they hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to take my place. And we know how that turned out. The ratings went down the tubes. It’s been a total disaster and Mark will never, ever bet against Trump again. And I want to just pray for Arnold if we can, for those ratings, OK?”

    Yes, the president used the National Prayer Breakfast to talk about television ratings for a reality show – which he remains the executive producer of – because everything at all times is about him and his career.

    Trump went on to use inspirational rhetoric such as, “The world is in trouble, but we’re going to straighten it out. OK? That’s what I do. I fix things. We’re going to straighten it out. Believe me. When you hear about the tough phone calls I’m having, don’t worry about it. Just don’t worry about it.”

    But there was a substantive element of the speech that probably mattered more than Trump’s embarrassing boasts:

  30. 53 FoxfireTX
    February 2, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Col John Thomas “said he did not know why the prior administration did not authorize the operation, but said the Obama administration had effectively exercised a “pocket veto” over it.

    A former official said the operation had been reviewed several times, but the underlying intelligence was not judged strong enough to justify the risks, and the case was left to the incoming Trump administration to make its own judgment.”

    So DT approves over a dinner. With Jared. With Ivanka. We are in soooooo much trouble.

  31. 54 Nerdy Wonka
    February 2, 2017 at 1:13 pm

  32. 56 Jey
    February 2, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Saw an article on DK about the phone call between Putin and his Puppet, not recorded.
    Recorder turned off by the PP’s team.

    Last election should be null and void.

  33. 61 donna dem 4 obama
    February 2, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Good Afternoon TOD

    I am among the 40%

  34. February 2, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Why is no one in the media commenting on the fact that the First Lady does not live with her husband in the White House…

  35. February 2, 2017 at 1:39 pm

  36. February 2, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    OMG, this is PURE CRAP

  37. February 2, 2017 at 1:53 pm

  38. February 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    for the last 8 years President Obama and the US was the Firewall between Putin and his dreams of domination…

    where is the so called GOP who claim to love Freedom so much….

  39. February 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm


    • 71 CEB
      February 2, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Sen. Whitehouse unloaded. Said everything that sane people have been saying for days. Surprised that David Brooks whose article he cited, would go all in on 45 and his henchmen.

  40. 73 JER
    February 2, 2017 at 2:44 pm

  41. 74 JER
    February 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm

  42. February 2, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Republicans Face a Tough Medicaid Dilemma
    FEB. 1, 2017 6:39 PM

    ep. Phil Roe (R–Tenn.) is a member of the Republican Study Committee, the uber-conservative wing of House Republicans. A while back he got the assignment of coming up with a replacement plan for Obamacare, which he cheerfully admits was a difficult task: “I was asked to put together a plan that increased access [and] lowered costs but didn’t increase entitlements, so my hands were a bit tied,” he told Sarah Kliff in an interview yesterday. But she says the most surprising part of the interview was this:

    What I thought was going to be easy was I thought Medicaid, we’d just block-grant it to the states. That one actually is going to be a little harder than I thought. The reason is there are states like New York, states that expanded [Medicaid]. How do you cover that 10 or so million people on Medicaid?

    As Kliff notes, every Republican is on board with block-granting Medicaid. The reason is that, in practice, it pretty much guarantees a steady reduction in Medicaid spending, which opens up budget room for more tax cuts on the rich. What’s not to like?

    So what is Roe’s problem? Allow me to translate. If you block-grant Medicaid, you have to decide how big a grant each state gets. This would be based on how many Medicaid recipients each state has.

    And that presents a difficulty. You see, blue states have all taken advantage of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, while red states haven’t. This means that blue states now have an outsize share of Medicaid recipients, and therefore would get outsize grants. Here’s a picture to demonstrate the problem using everyone’s favorite red and blue states:

    These are rough numbers, but they’re in the ballpark of what Medicaid looked like before and after Obamacare. Assuming a total block grant budget of roughly $350 billion, California’s grant increases from $55 billion to $58 billion thanks to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. Meanwhile, the share allocated to Texas declines from $25 billion to $22 billion.

  43. 77 Nena20409
    February 2, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Hello TOD.
    We Are still Here.
    Get Up, Stand Up and #Resistance!
    So now, Russia is getting her Sanctions reduced? Well, of course. Pay To Play.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ FURSTs since last Evening.

  44. February 2, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Found this at BJ about the botched raid in Yemen:

    polyorchnid octopunch says:
    February 2, 2017 at 2:52 pm
    Interesting thing. Right now Reuters is reporting that US military officials say the raid in Yemen was approved by Trump without sufficient backup, intelligence, and ground support. I wonder when that decision was made… and if the demotion of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the DNI were because they insisted on bringing up those inconvenient not-alternative facts about this mission during discussions of it at the NSC and were therefore demoted by President Bannon because they weren’t telling Der Trumper what he wanted to hear.

  45. February 2, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    About those believing that Gorsuch’s ‘ Facist Forever’ was just a ‘child’s prank’

    Here’s the quote from his High School Yearbook….


    “I will become a powerful man, such as a banker or a judge, so that when I start strangling men under the 16th street bridge, the law will not be able to stop me.”

    The famous person he chose to quote?

    The illegal we do immediately, the unconstitutional takes a little longer.
    —-Henry Kissinger
    August 29, 1967

    Tell me again why I should think the man has any humanity.

    • 84 sherijr
      February 2, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      well his mama was head of the EPA which she apparently screwed up- under Regan. He’s a pos fascist just like his pals in the white house. All of these folks are going to be like minded – the person who’s hiring them is an insane white supremacist, that will be who he hires… who else would want to work with him or for him?

      I heard / saw a video today on twitter.. I don’t recall from whom, I think it was a rapper, but it made me sick. It happened yesterday during the “Black History” get together Trump had w/ media present.. and some young man was talking about the gangs in Chicago reaching out to him.. and how they wanted to work with this administration to “lower the body count” Trump was going on, being tough guy as to how he’d send in “troops” if the gangs don’t stop killing; etc. Then this young person tells how the gangs didn’t trust the previous administration (Obama) but they do trust this (Trump) administration.

      I was blown away by the whole thing.

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  47. 88 Nena20409
    February 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm

  48. 89 Nena20409
    February 2, 2017 at 3:17 pm

  49. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    February 2, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    GA, Nerdy and TODville! Trying to do some mindless stuff around the house today, to keep my brain happy, and then every time I settle in for a few minutes online, I see yet another story that FROSTS me. Make it stop.

    But I did make another donation to the NAACP this morning and then I ordered my absentee ballots for our local 2017 primary and general elections, which I ordinarily wouldn’t do in this off-year, so I’m learning-as-I-go. #Resist

    Be back later. Love y’all! ❤

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  52. 94 No Child Left Behind
    February 2, 2017 at 4:16 pm

  53. 96 Nena20409
    February 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm

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    February 2, 2017 at 4:33 pm
  56. 105 Gazelle
    February 2, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    [I can’t wait for this!]

    “I Am Not Your Negro” showcases Baldwin at his best and brightest; from heartbreaking reflections on the assassinations of his three close friends, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers to searing critiques of America’s contradictory values and ideals.

    At the same time, Peck burns just as brilliantly behind each thoughtful juxtaposition. Photographs of Black Lives Matter protesters are stitched alongside familiar Jerry Springer footage and saturated shots of Times Square. Clips from classic films like A Raisin in the Sun and The Imitation of Life are sandwiched between images of African-Americans being lynched and a montage that perfectly illustrates the monotony of apologetic politicians.

    More here: http://www.okayafrica.com/interview/raoul-peck-james-baldwin-documentary-not-your-negro/

  57. 106 Nena20409
    February 2, 2017 at 4:46 pm

  58. 108 Nena20409
    February 2, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Fake Condemnation when FSB Sanctions are being lifted?

  59. 109 sherijr
    February 2, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    In case you haven’t read this yet… please do & pass it on: http://learnfromeurope.org/ the 4 page advisor on how to survive an authoritarian regime.. courtesy of our “friends in eastern Europe”

  60. 110 Nena20409
    February 2, 2017 at 5:02 pm

  61. 111 Nena20409
    February 2, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    The incompetency is atrocious.

  62. 114 Nena20409
    February 2, 2017 at 5:12 pm

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    February 2, 2017 at 5:14 pm

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    February 2, 2017 at 7:42 pm

  77. 139 JER
    February 2, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    ‏@CNN 13 minutes ago
    Lawyer for Putin critic believes his client has been poisoned again. http://cnn.it/2k1uWP3

  78. 140 99ts
    February 2, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    So where is the first lady & all those folks who were ranting about having a real (read that as white) lady in the white house?

    And then we have this little gem of a lie on the WH web site

    Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams
    Born in London, Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams was the wife of the sixth President, John Quincy Adams (1825-1829). She is the only First Lady to have been born outside of the United States.

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  80. 142 jacquelineoboomer
    February 2, 2017 at 8:05 pm

  81. 144 globalcitizenlinda
    February 2, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    so people got Uber’s attention with the boycott #DeleteUber … as a result, the CEO is stepping down from the homegrown demagogue’s economic advisory council.

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