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54 Years Ago Today


131 Responses to “54 Years Ago Today”


  1. 1 Betsy
    April 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Good afternoon TOD peeps. Hope you’re having a wonderful day.

  2. 2 Obama Grandmama
    April 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Happy Easter all! When I keep my iPad near me and check in now and then I feel close to my Obama supporter family. Boy do we all miss him currently! We now have a President that rivals the mad rulers of the world in a scary way.
    Hope all are spending the day with family.

  3. April 16, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Former President Karzai and gross injustice: “This was an inhuman act, a brutal act against an innocent country, against innocent people, against our land, against our sovereignty, against our soil and against our future…A bomb of that magnitude has consequences for the environment, for our lives, for our plants, for our water, for our soil – this is poison.” The MOAB blast wave traveled 1.6 miles hitting caves and tunnels below surface. This translates to devastation and countless years of poison for 8.04 square miles.
    Trump said he “enjoys” seeing U.S. military prowess. Got it. Friday night is movie night at the WH.

    • 4 jacquelineoboomer
      April 16, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      So glad Karzai spoke up about this. Might not matter to Trump, who sees it as a game, but We the People get it.

  4. 5 jacquelineoboomer
    April 16, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Nerdy – Thank you for this uplifting post … wise to remember how Dr. King turned yet another unjust act by bad actors into a lesson for us all, then and 54 years later. Fits the context of today, as though he were reaching out his arms to embrace us with his message..

  5. 6 WhenPamelaWandered
    April 16, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    ❤️ {{{ TOD }}} ❤️

  6. 7 sabreen60
    April 16, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Nerdy – thank you so much and I hope you and everyone is having a wonderful day. I just ran across this news about President Obama’s first public appearance. Maybe I’m late to the party and you already know about it, but I was trilled to hear that he’ll be in public.

    http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/04/16/obama-just-announced-next-public-move-trump-will-livid/

  7. April 16, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    ALERT …

  8. April 16, 2017 at 6:16 pm

  9. 15 desertflower
    April 16, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Cast the net wide and deep

  10. 20 hopefruit2
    April 16, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Good evening Nerdy & TOD! Hope everyone had a pleasant, peaceful Easter Sunday. 🙂

    I guess we won’t be watching the Easter Egg Roll tomorrow as we TODers have normally done for the past 8 years…oh well…I’m just going to savor the memories from previous years. I’m taking a trip down the TOD archives memory lane. 🙂

  11. April 16, 2017 at 9:19 pm

  12. 23 amk for obama
    April 16, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    kinda like murkans (and the world) in nov 2016. wtf just happened?

  13. 25 desertflower
    April 16, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Just a little reminder. I hope McConnell is caught in the wide net. Little POS

  14. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    April 16, 2017 at 10:22 pm

  15. 28 desertflower
    April 16, 2017 at 10:24 pm

  16. 29 desertflower
    April 16, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    The noose tightens…must be getting hot in the kitchen:)

  17. 30 amk for obama
    April 16, 2017 at 10:27 pm

  18. 31 desertflower
    April 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Fraud. Not MY President

  19. 34 sjterrid
    April 16, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Good Evening, TOD! I hope you had a Happy Easter/Passover for those who celebrate.

    • 35 No Child Left Behind
      April 16, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      Echoing these words, SJTerrid.

      I hope everyone made the most of this beautiful day with loved ones.

  20. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    April 17, 2017 at 12:16 am

  21. 39 arapaho415
    April 17, 2017 at 12:35 am

    GE/GM TODville.

    Now that it’s Monday on the east coast, am now prepared to send Happy Easter wishes to everyone here.

    Hard to believe that I try to refrain from posting too many flower pics, but no better day than Easter to indulge in flowers and candy!

    And the hummingbirds must realize that I shop at the local nursery specifically for them (kind of like picking up cat or dog food at the supermarket, LOL):

    Meta reminded us to not forget the chocolate:

    Here’s my Easter candy pic, styled for JO’B (didn’t have any teal for her October birthday):

  22. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    April 17, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Goodnight, TOD – and all the ships at sea.

  23. 44 Bill R.
    April 17, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Happy Easter, Friends. Fr. James Martin S.J. appeared on @FaceTheNation today and summarized the meaning of Easter. It works for me.

  24. 46 Bill R.
    April 17, 2017 at 1:02 am

    The moral voice of Pope Francis by Fr. James Martin S.J. on @FacetheNation .

  25. 47 Allison
    April 17, 2017 at 8:55 am

  26. 48 desertflower
    April 17, 2017 at 9:28 am

    WTF.

  27. 49 desertflower
    April 17, 2017 at 9:29 am

  28. April 17, 2017 at 9:48 am

    i read thru her commentary….i feel her so much this morning…

    This is why African Americans continue to keep on keeping on…The Democratic party would be wise to join us in our struggle for Peace Eqaulity and Freedom…because we will never give up or give in!!

    Our lived experiences give us a unique perspective…something to value..

  29. April 17, 2017 at 10:00 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 4/14/17
    Trump North Korea brinkmanship puts millions of lives at risk
    Sue Mi Terry, former CIA senior analyst on Korean issues, talks with Rachel Maddow about North Korea’s military capacity, the options and potential consequences for Donald Trump, and how Trump’s brinkmanship policy puts millions of lives at risk

  30. April 17, 2017 at 10:00 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 4/14/17
    Judge holds up Arkansas execution spree after drug company sues
    Scott Braden, chief of Arkansas Capital Habeas Unit, talks with Rachel Maddow about getting an emergency stay of execution for Bruce Ward, and the drug company lawsuit that had put on hold the eight executions Arkansas had planned this month.

  31. April 17, 2017 at 10:01 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 4/14/17
    Some misreading Trump confusion as evolution: Dan Rather
    Dan Rather, host of The Big Interview on AXS Tv, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump’s actions are being perceived by Americans and around the world, and what is motivating those actions.

  32. 54 ydavis00
    April 17, 2017 at 10:05 am

  33. 55 desertflower
    April 17, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Like I said…want the net to be wide and deep….

  34. 58 JER
    April 17, 2017 at 11:22 am

  35. 59 Bill R.
    April 17, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I first read MLK’s letter from a Birmingham jail when I was in high school in mid 60s. It completely enlightened me and strengthened my belief in the cause of civil rights. I was raised by a single mother who was a staunch believer in civil rights and equal rights for women, so I never needed any persuasion. But the letter solidified by admiration and trust in MLK as an important civil rights leader for our country.

  36. 61 JER
    April 17, 2017 at 11:29 am

  37. 62 JER
    April 17, 2017 at 11:31 am

  38. April 17, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Good morning, NW and TODville. Hope your Monday is going well.

  39. 69 JER
    April 17, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Bunny ears, 2014. C'mon admit it, you knew this one was coming.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  40. 70 amk for obama
    April 17, 2017 at 11:44 am

    That friggin’ kenyan. smh.

    • April 17, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Indeed……that friggin’ kenyan. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • 72 57andfemale
      April 17, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      Did they really put their scary little boy in a sportcoat? Did they interact with the peasants at all? And does Melania ever wear anything that doesn’t look trashy? Sorry – they offend me on every level.

      • April 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm

        Did anyone see were Melania had to nudge Trump to put his hand over his heart when they were playing the National Anthem. Spicer will be talking about all the many people their at the Easter Egg Roll.

  41. 74 whenpamelawandered
    April 17, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    http://support.edf.org/site/R?i=JbrswNbF7djbccfJ3U_etQ

    http://support.edf.org/site/R?i=wqDyjt-PeZ9VIIdfADDVmw

    When: Thursday, April 20, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
    Where: Your internet-enabled computer or tablet

  42. 75 whenpamelawandered
    April 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    The Center for Biological Diversity is pleased to invite you to an exciting evening on May 4 in Seattle as acclaimed journalist Brenda Peterson and our West Coast Wolf Organizer Amaroq Weiss kick off the release of Peterson’s new book, Wolf Nation, with a reading and wolf talk at the Elliott Bay Book Company.

    Brenda Peterson is the author of numerous books documenting human-wildlife relationships and a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and The New York Times. Her new book has received high praise from reviewers, who compare it to such literary wolf classics as those written by Farley Mowat and Barry Lopez.

    Amaroq Weiss handles wolf issues for the Center in California, Oregon and Washington, as well as in the northern Rockies and on the federal front. She has worked in wolf conservation for more than 20 years. Her background as a biologist, former lawyer and rural resident gives her a unique perspective on wolves, and she is one of the activists profiled in Wolf Nation.

    What: Wolf Nation book reading by Brenda Peterson, plus wolf talk by Amaroq Weiss
    When: Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m. (seating may be limited, so arrive early)
    Where: Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

    RSVP to Amaroq Weiss (if possible by April 25) if you can come to the free reading. (That will help the bookstore know which room to use for the event.)

  43. 76 donna dem 4 obama
    April 17, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    smh/

    • 77 amk for obama
      April 17, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      twitler’s maladministration, in a nutshell, as it were.

    • 78 jacquelineoboomer
      April 17, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Only volunteers from President Obama’s administration would help out for the good of the children and families involved, thus allowing themselves to be anywhere near creepy Melania & Co. And I do mean to call her “family” a company, because they’re all in it for the cash.

  44. 79 whenpamelawandered
    April 17, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    https://pramila.bsd.net/page/m/6eb3d61/4b555088/377b572d/6c5dca08/291070407/VEsH/

    Sign on with Rep Jayapal to demand SCROTUS release tax returns. Tomorrow is tax day in 2017.

    • 80 jacquelineoboomer
      April 17, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Done. Signing as many of these as I see. I’d prefer we just impeach him and let him figure out why, but the misery he’d feel first when WE get to see his tax returns would make it more pleasurable.

  45. 82 ydavis00
    April 17, 2017 at 1:20 pm

  46. 85 amk for obama
    April 17, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    his stupid maga shitheads deserve it.

  47. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    April 17, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Did y’all see this one of dear President Obama? Ignore the scary jerk on the other side of the tweet.

  48. 96 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Hello ❤ ❤ TODbots ❤ ❤
    Manic Monday. It's gonna be a Sad week in MN. Prince's 1st Anniversary in on 21st, this week. Since last Friday, the Local TV Stations & Print Media are already on it. One year, Gone darn too soon.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ Danny ❤ Dudette ❤ Yardarm ❤ }}}

  49. 97 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    $530M ticket sales across the GLOBE. Better than the Force of Star Wars $$$
    Holy Smokes!

  50. 98 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 2:33 pm

  51. 99 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm

  52. 101 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm

  53. 102 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 2:52 pm

  54. April 17, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Bottom line ….

  55. 106 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 2:53 pm

  56. 108 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 3:10 pm

  57. 111 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Jon Karl & Major Garrett are finally doing better, well at least in the last week or so.

  58. 112 JER
    April 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm


    SOON: Former VP Biden to dedicate statue honoring Sen. Hollings – http://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-9?cid=share_twitter_widget

  59. 113 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Feb 28, birthday for 3 sets of Twins. Wow!

  60. April 17, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    More Easter greatness from Pete Souza!
    I am so grateful to Nerdy (and all TODers) for keeping the faith here! It continues to be my favourite site!

  61. 115 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 3:36 pm

  62. 116 amk for obama
    April 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm

  63. 118 ydavis00
    April 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

  64. 119 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 3:51 pm

  65. 120 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm

  66. 121 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm

  67. 122 desertflower
    April 17, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    this

  68. 123 desertflower
    April 17, 2017 at 4:24 pm

  69. April 17, 2017 at 4:26 pm

  70. 127 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 4:34 pm

  71. April 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Alex Jones – apparently Trump’s fave conspiracy theorist – says he is (of course) just a ‘performance artist”. Duh and duh. Trump didn’t KNOW because he has 3 brain cells spread out to look like a crowd. Jones is a performance artist – just like Donald Trump.
    No substance: Just gob + hands + digits to sign. That is why he spends hours watching himself with the sound off.

  72. 129 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 4:38 pm

  73. 130 Nena20409
    April 17, 2017 at 4:41 pm


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