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August 28: The History Of A People

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166 Responses to “August 28: The History Of A People”


  1. 1 Gazelle
    August 28, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you, NW. This is so compelling!

  2. 3 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks so much for this, NW! I saw a couple parts of it earlier. Fascinating.

  3. 4 Nena20409
    August 28, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Congrats Gazelle on your Au ⭐ Furst and your Ag ⭐
    Thanks, NW for a new Post.
    I trust that You are doing well, considering. {{{ ❤ NW ❤ }}} Please stay safe.

    • 5 Gazelle
      August 28, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      Hey there, Nena! Thanks so much. I’m hanging tough, gotta … you know?! 🙂 Lies & liars are flying around the WH so fast, the ghosts of who built The People’s House are saying, “Nah, Enough! We’re now taking over, our ancestors have had enough of your craziness.” At least that’s why I think the WH is so dysfunctional & CrazyFoxNewsDood can’t sleep over there. 🙂

  4. 6 Nena20409
    August 28, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    “Prosperity Gospel”
    The Good Book said: Beware of False Prophets.
    That Many are called, but Few are chosen.
    Ugliness is not something Karma, Buddha, Jehovah, Allah, God, Creator, etc is fond of.

  5. 7 vcprezofan2
    August 28, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    ‘We are not a fragile people.’ Truth dat.

    Thank you, Ms NerdyW. I appreciate that in the midst of the devastation Hurricane Harvey has let loose around you (along with your likely worry/concern about family and friends) you are still holding down the TOD fort. Sure hope you feel a measure of our virtual presence and support during these difficult times.

  6. 8 Nena20409
    August 28, 2017 at 10:06 pm

  7. 9 Nena20409
    August 28, 2017 at 10:17 pm

  8. 10 Nena20409
    August 28, 2017 at 10:18 pm

  9. 11 Nena20409
    August 28, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    G’Nite TOD

  10. August 28, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Good hearts

  11. 13 amk for 'fake news'
    August 28, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Reports that protesters had blocked emergency crews from reaching people stranded by Hurricane Harvey are — like earlier stories from which they were recycled — completely false.

    /

    The image used by “Our Land of the Free” to illustrate this story does show Black Lives Matter protesters on a highway. However, this image was taken from a July 2016 CNN video, which shows a group of people protesting police shootings in Atlanta (during which time no emergency crews were blocked).

    /

    We’ve encountered no reports of Black Lives Matter protesters interfering with the rescue efforts related to Hurricane Harvey, let alone flipping an ambulance on its side. This rumor originated from a fake news web site, and it featured a still shot from an unrelated video.

    Having a group of protesters block major roads or freeway in Houston in the days after Harvey made landfall would be quite a feat at any rate, considering that most of its main thoroughfares and freeways were already underwater.

    http://www.snopes.com/black-lives-matter-emergency-crews-hurricane/

  12. 14 amk for obama
    August 28, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    and I am outta here.

  13. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Check out the characters in this one (again). LMAO.

  14. 28 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Hey, at least my generation thought we were talking everybody into it! #CouldHaveWorked

  15. 29 Dudette
    August 28, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Awesome post, Nerdy! Thanks!

  16. 31 Dudette
    August 28, 2017 at 11:07 pm

  17. August 28, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you NerdyWonka for this cascade of jeweled goodness. Love Ava Duvernay so much and dazzled by her brilliance and energy and creativity and tenacity.

  18. 33 sherijr
    August 28, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    I had no idea of the importance of August 28th. Thank you Nerdy!

  19. 34 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Arapaho – Not gonna be a night owl tonight, but here’s one for you! #KeepSmiling #ChinUp

  20. August 29, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Just heard Lawrence on Trump’s gross lie about Chelsea Manning.
    In fact PBO didn’t pardon her. President “Obama in fact COMMUTED Manning’s 35-year sentence, meaning her prison sentence was cut short but the conviction stands.”(Newsweek) A pardon is very different. A White House apology is in order.

  21. August 29, 2017 at 8:35 am

    1000 + ministers and persons of faith march in Washington DC for Peace and Justice…was there any coverage of it yesterday..As Always …We Have to be the change that we seek…

    • 40 catrst
      August 29, 2017 at 10:04 am

      After hearing about this event from Rev Al on the news I looked and looked for coverage. Found just one article before your posting on Think Progress. My heart sank as I realized this got little attention in the media given everything else that is happening. As a person of faith I consider these my folks my community and my heart is with them as they march. Also I believe that where we gather in love and justice we will have our voiced amplified just not in ways we can at first foresee. We do everything we can but there’s more to things than meet the eye. That’s what people of faith are tapping into.

  22. August 29, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Because, I listened to Maddow last night, as she linked story after story of banks and the Trump Crime Family…..
    and, I just sigh…thinking about what would have happened if JUST ONE of these stories had come up during the time of 44.
    JUST.ONE.

    THIS is why they have to go to jail. The entire lot of them. Not only will their vote for this clown be held against any Dolt45 voters…we must be able to snidely and with condescention, tell them, that they are bad judges of character. I have no interest in ‘moving on for the sake of the country’.

    Uh uh.

    These people must be beaten over the head with the Dolt45 club.

    The Maddow segment:

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 8/28/17
    Trump sought Moscow business deal while campaigning for president
    Rachel Maddow reports on the myriad ties between Donald Trump and Russia that have come to light in contradiction of Trump denials, with the latest being the pursuit of a real estate deal backed by a state-run Russian bank while Trump was campaigning for president.

  23. August 29, 2017 at 9:09 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 8/28/17
    Trump Moscow deal pushed as asset to campaign
    Carol Leonnig, staff writer for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about new revelations that Donald Trump was pursuing a business deal in Moscow while campaigning, and why his aides saw a Russian deal as an asset to the campaign.

  24. August 29, 2017 at 9:10 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 8/28/17
    Trump exposed to new obstruction charge over Arpaio queries
    Rachel Maddow looks at legal opinions on whether Donald Trump’s inquiries into dropping the case against Joe Arpaio would constitute yet another act of obstruction of justice for which Trump might be legally exposed.

  25. August 29, 2017 at 9:11 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 8/28/17
    Hatch would vote yes on release of dossier testimony transcript
    Rachel Maddow reports breaking news that Senator Orrin Hatch has told TRMS that he would vote in favor of releasing the transcript of the Senate Judiciary Committee testimony of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson on the Trump dossier.

    • 48 desertflower
      August 29, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Morning, rikyrah:) All the pieces RM spoke about last night were amazing….watch that space. These crooks and liars are up to their eyeballs in shit.

      Morning everyone. Let’s count the days until they all go to jail….

  26. 49 desertflower
    August 29, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Correct, but then, we have seen him(the big orange ass) say as much in conversation.

  27. 50 desertflower
    August 29, 2017 at 9:26 am

    There he goes again. MAGA. NOT!

  28. 51 desertflower
    August 29, 2017 at 9:28 am

    THESE are great Americans! Great human beings:)

  29. 52 desertflower
    August 29, 2017 at 9:31 am

    LOL. Because you should ALWAYS wear 6 inch heels to a disaster zone. WTF.

  30. 62 desertflower
    August 29, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Well, if you’d like to go see Hillary and buy her book…and get it signed:)

    https://www.hillaryclintonbooktour.com/

    • August 29, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      She is coming to Philadelphia….

      there are a few folks coming to the Philadelphia Area…

      Hillary Clinton…Joe Biden….POD saves America crew and all the other pods including DeRay Mekesson….and Ta-Nehesi Coates…what a bounty…FL Michelle Obama is coming as well…but i did not move fast enough to get tickets to see her… 😦

  31. 64 desertflower
    August 29, 2017 at 9:49 am

    No shit.

  32. 66 desertflower
    August 29, 2017 at 9:50 am

  33. 71 desertflower
    August 29, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Prof. Tribe is feisty! I like it!

  34. 72 desertflower
    August 29, 2017 at 9:56 am

  35. August 29, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Good morning, good people.

  36. 74 JER
    August 29, 2017 at 10:04 am


    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited New Orleans for the fifth anniversary commemoration of Hurricane Katrina in 2010. Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, and killed more than 1,800 people.

  37. August 29, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Love this one: NPR reporting that ‘Mattress Mack’ Jim McIngvale has turned his 2 furniture stores into temporary shelters. They’re clear and dry
    and full of mattresses! His trucks go out and bring flood victims back to his place and he’s laying food on for them. Beautiful.

  38. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2017 at 10:27 am

  39. 81 FoxfireTX
    August 29, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Again, just because I cannot believe it. What an utterly clueless pair they make. Does she have any idea how ridiculous she looks????? Apparently not.

  40. 87 desertflower
    August 29, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Good people of Texas… MAKE THEM PAY FOR THIS AT THE BALLOT BOX!

  41. 88 desertflower
    August 29, 2017 at 10:39 am

  42. 90 desertflower
    August 29, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Have a good day everyone. Duty calls:) Stay safe, Texas.

  43. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

  44. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2017 at 11:08 am

  45. August 29, 2017 at 11:09 am

    2015 PBO signed an EO to restrict weapons like grenade launchers.
    However looks like Hurricane Harvey has got Trump dreaming about his violent faction to doing their worst. Here’s the list of weaponry that Trump has just reauthorized: http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-just-reauthorized-police-to-use-high-tech-military-gear-2017-8
    Please refresh my memory. Are we in Iraq or Afghanistan right now? Stop this illegitimate president civil warmonger.
    STOP TRUMP.

  46. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2017 at 11:15 am

  47. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2017 at 11:46 am

    • 99 jacquelineoboomer
      August 29, 2017 at 11:48 am

      You may want to check out his timeline from yesterday for ALL the photos, if you haven’t seen them yet!

  48. 100 donna dem 4 obama
    August 29, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Can you imagine the conversations that our PBO, FLOTUS and people like Ms. Jarrett are having these days 🙀 🙀🙀

  49. 104 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    You never know when stuff like this will come in handy…

  50. 111 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2017 at 12:06 pm

  51. 114 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 12:11 pm

  52. 115 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 12:13 pm

  53. 117 JER
    August 29, 2017 at 12:16 pm

  54. 119 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 12:18 pm

  55. 121 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2017 at 12:29 pm

  56. 124 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    The effects of climate change aren’t just happening in Texas and Louisiana. It’s all over the world.

  57. 125 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm

  58. August 29, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    So of course he got sneaky with it. CRIMINALS.

  59. 128 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 12:32 pm

  60. 134 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 12:56 pm

  61. 135 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 12:58 pm

  62. 136 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 12:59 pm

  63. 137 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm

  64. 138 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm

  65. 139 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm

  66. 140 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm

  67. 141 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 1:02 pm

  68. 142 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    High school in Sugarland, TX helping those who need help. 👏🏾

  69. 143 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 1:13 pm

  70. 144 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 1:14 pm

  71. 145 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 1:15 pm

  72. 146 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 1:15 pm

  73. 147 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 1:16 pm

  74. 148 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 1:16 pm

  75. 149 Dudette
    August 29, 2017 at 1:17 pm

  76. 150 No Child Left Behind
    August 29, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Good Afternoon, Good People of TODVille.

    Sad images coming from Houston. Meanwhile, the world is moving on.

    But at home, insanity is digging deeper.

  77. 154 No Child Left Behind
    August 29, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    This must be part of a syndrome, a derangement of some sort.

  78. 155 No Child Left Behind
    August 29, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Oh boy! Isn’t it true?

  79. August 29, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    The base may be people of color…but the hierarchy of the DEM Party is dominated by white men……this is a battle between the white men of the DEM Party…they are the ones sitting at the table….POC have not even been invited into the room..

    From the article:
    But while both of these systems help Bernie Sanders supporters, they do not help the Democratic base. You know, the ones who actually voted for Hillary Clinton. The 94% of African-American women who voted for Hillary. The 82% of African-American men who voted for Hillary. The 75% of Asian-Americans. The 66% of Latinos. The reliable voting bloc of the Democratic Party that has now overwhelmingly become people of color and not White men and women, who failed to support Hillary Clinton at the levels needed. In fact, 53% of White women voted for Donald Trump and 63% of White men did the same. The base, the all-important and necessary supporters of the Democratic Party no matter what, has officially become people of color and these are the people who represent the present and future of the Democratic Party.

  80. 157 amk for obama
    August 29, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    How about everything?

  81. 158 amk for obama
    August 29, 2017 at 2:58 pm

  82. 160 amk for obama
    August 29, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    every gopee mofo is a pathologically lying sociopath.

  83. 161 JER
    August 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm

  84. 162 JER
    August 29, 2017 at 3:11 pm

  85. 163 amk for obama
    August 29, 2017 at 3:25 pm

  86. August 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

  87. August 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    honestly…why are folks still looking for more than is there…

    .I’ve seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are. It reveals who you are. Michelle Obama


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