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Rest In Peace, Edith Windsor

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113 Responses to “Rest In Peace, Edith Windsor”


  1. 1 desertflower
    September 13, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Good morning everyone. Because of her, we are a better nation. RIP Edith Windsor. Thank you.

  2. 4 No Child Left Behind
    September 13, 2017 at 9:24 am

  3. 8 desertflower
    September 13, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Hello, Dems? Anyone awake???

  4. 9 JER
    September 13, 2017 at 9:49 am

  5. 12 JER
    September 13, 2017 at 9:53 am

    • September 13, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Good morning all. What a fine man Jimmy Carter is. Can anyone say another role model? Perfect? No,but who of us is? He would be the first to agree. But then, he and PO are humble and have integrity.

      Wanted to make a quick stop and hello before heading to church. Our church and two others here in town have partnered with UMCOR to provide hygiene kits for Houston and now FL. We have close to 3000 and before we deliver to UMCOR, each one has to be opened and checked for accuracy. There’s specific directions. Will check back in this afternoon. Good day to all of you.

      • 14 jacquelineoboomer
        September 13, 2017 at 6:08 pm

        Thanks for that fine work you’re doing, to help the hurricane victims. And I agree about Jimmy Carter!

  6. 15 desertflower
    September 13, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Cause and effect

  7. 17 whenpamelawandered
    September 13, 2017 at 10:20 am

    So, in my dream a few hours ago, Barack and I were having tea here. We were waiting for Michelle to arrive. I was washing the Obama pave midi beer glasses from the 2012 campaign, so maybe we were going to have beer!! Quiet conversation, Barack was reading. There were a couple of others nearby I couldn’t not see.

    This is the third dream in which I’ve ‘met’ with PBO. It feels very real. All seems well, it was centered and peaceful. Woke up to find today’s email from The Obama Foundation: This Is Where We Go From Here.

    #bevigilant #dontbeafraid
    #keepyoutheheart❤️

  8. 22 whenpamelawandered
    September 13, 2017 at 10:22 am

    “September 13: Astrological Commentaries from Bali. Almost out the door to the airport but wanted to leave you all with the following:

    Astrology is neither a perfected science nor solely an art form created by the intuitive faculties of the astrologer. Astrology is a discipline that combines certain elements of science, art, and intuition thus making it a unique field of study. Astrology is also a diagnostic tool that reveals the patterns of human psychology. It has been given to humanity so that we may begin to understand our personal roots in infinity as well as approach the higher Laws of Creation that govern our lives. Astrology, therefore, is not an end unto itself. On the contrary, it is a vehicle to yet a greater Path. The planets are but giant energetic centers expressing universal Principles and Truths revealing themselves in cyclic rotation. The job of the astrological student is to comprehend these celestial movements and then explain them for the benefit of one and all.

    Blessings and love to everyone, Alan (Bom dia Lisboa!)”

  9. September 13, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Good morning, everyone.

    Let’s amplify this summit to all our networks. This is what real vision and leadership look like!!

  10. 28 amk for watch out for fifth 'columnists'
    September 13, 2017 at 11:09 am

  11. 29 amk for obama
    September 13, 2017 at 11:11 am

    get twitler twit one stat

  12. September 13, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Good Read….

    from the article:

    Sociologists speak of race-averse (homes where race is not discussed) and race-aware households (homes where race is openly discussed). Children who grow up in race-averse homes tend to have a more difficult time dealing with race when they get older because they have less experience wrestling with it in their youth. White people are, by and large, living in race-averse communities that support their desire to not discuss race and thus often ending up struggling with how to deal with this complex, nuanced, emotional subject. This is not progress. Calling yourself color-blind is not progress—it’s insulting. Engaging with race, making serious efforts to understand race, understanding how systems shape our world and how white people consistently benefit from those systems to the detriment of others, and rejecting the backwards notion of white victimhood—that is the path to progress.

  13. September 13, 2017 at 11:50 am

    A good reminder we have lots of work to do and how we can all help.

  14. September 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm

  15. 36 amk for obama
    September 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    A 29-year-old writer who works part-time at a bookshop in York has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her debut novel.

    Fiona Mozley, the second-youngest author to be up for the prestigious literary prize, wrote Elmet while commuting between London and York.

    Emily Fridlund, another debut novelist, is also up for the £50,000 award.

    So are fellow Americans Paul Auster and George Saunders, Britain’s Ali Smith and Pakistan-born Mohsin Hamid.

    The winning book will be announced on 17 October.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-41251661

  16. 37 JER
    September 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    #Repost @readingthepictures ・・・ As most of you know by now, Pete Souza and Reading the Pictures publisher, Michael Shaw, will be discussing Pete’s Obama photographs on Saturday at the famed Photoville festival in Brooklyn. (See link in our bio.) They will focus on 8-10 pictures and, true to our mission, discuss what's happening in each frame. ⠀ ⠀ This is one of the most popular shots Pete Souza made as Obama’s White House photographer. Taken in 2010, it shows Obama putting his toe on a scale as Trip Director Marvin Nicholson tries to weigh himself during a hold in a volleyball locker room at UT Austin. Yes, it’s totally funny. But Pete doesn’t just do one liners, and there are a couple things to appreciate here. First, there’s the president’s sense of humor, which Pete documented well and often. Humor accomplishes a lot of things: it relieves pressure; it’s motivating. It’s also great how the photo acts out a famous idiom, known as “putting one’s thumb on the scale.” It’s about the ability to tilt the balance of a situation. In a larger sense, it speaks to Obama as a competitor (it’s a locker room, no?), and as someone you dare not underestimate. How else would the healthcare act have gotten passed, and after the Republicans ran the table in November, actually manage to survive and grow in stature? And there’s one more totally distinctive “Pete move” here. If you’ve studied thousands of White House photos like we have, you would know Pete loves using mirrors to add depth and interest. What’s totally rare about “the Nicholson scale,” perhaps unprecedented, is how Pete uses three of them.⠀ ⠀ (If you’re coming to the event, by the way, please get there early. There are 100 tickets that will be given out, "first come, first served." Otherwise, enjoy one of the best photo festivals and some of the most committed photography in the country.)⠀ ⠀ Photo: @PeteSouza @photovillenyc #obama #presidency #humor #scales #mirrors

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  17. 38 Don
    September 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I love watching Law&Order, but one thing used to bug the hell out of me. Every time there is a teen killer that happens to be white, that teen killer gets to go see a psychiatrist and everything is done to understand that teen’s environment and home life. The system goes out of its way to show empathy to a teen killer if he or she is white. But if the teen killer is black, there is no effort to understand that teen’s environment or home life, the system does not have empathy for a teen killer if he or she is black. I know this is sounds petty because it’s just a tv show, but it reflects our society.

    • 39 CEB
      September 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      It reflects what the writers and producers think and feel about Black people, even sub-consciously. When you compare the white male driven media to the work of Black female writers and producers, you see two different worlds. Who is behind the camera reflects what is seen in the camera’s view and projected for the rest of the world to see. I am old enough to remember how television critics were happy with Good Times because it reflected how they saw Black as urban, poor, struggling and often silly (JJ), and incensed when the Cosby Show that featured an upper middle class family with professional parents. There were all of these articles about the show being unrealistic. The families that I grew up with and those that I know and relate to as an adult had more in common with the Cosby’s than the Good Times family. When I notice television shows or commercials that do not feed the stereotypes, I sometimes call or email them to let them know that I appreciate their efforts to show the variety of life beyond the ignorant stereotypes for Black people and other under-represented groups.

      • 40 Don
        September 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

        Especially with the Cosby Show, I remember the critics questioning the validity of the Cosby show. As if Blacks couldn’t be doctors and lawyers despite the fact that *HBCU’s were producing doctors and lawyers for damn near a century.

        *Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  18. September 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    RE: Medicare for All…

    i think expanding Medicaid is the way to go to cover the other 10 percent who are not covered……improving .and building on what is the ACA…instead of starting all over again..(took over 50 yrs to get Obamacare)..we want Universal Coverage…lets be pragmatic on how we achieve it…

    • 42 Don
      September 13, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      “lets be pragmatic on how we achieve it.”

      Sheila, you are so right, I hope we can be PRAGMATIC about how we go about expanding Medicaid.

      • September 13, 2017 at 2:02 pm

        Not sure as to why so many Sen Dems are sponsoring a bill that is destined to go no where….McConnell will not be bringing this bill to the floor….that is for sure….

        • 44 Judith Fardig
          September 13, 2017 at 4:35 pm

          Jockeying for position in 2020?

          • September 14, 2017 at 9:16 am

            not sure…maybe to neutralize criticism from the Sanders crew….if you remember the NYT interview that Sanders did during the primary…he was asked how he would bring about single payer….he could not answer the question

          • September 14, 2017 at 9:22 am

            sorry..it was the NY Daily News..they asked him how he would break up the banks…he could not answer….i think that Sanders is long on bravado short on details…it just sounds good….the ACA is over 1000 pages long…and took over a year to get done….Town Halls were held all over the country….did Sanders host one??…i think it is most telling the Pelosi who was pivotal in getting the ACA passed is not on board with Sanders Medicare for All bill…

  19. 47 JER
    September 13, 2017 at 12:55 pm

  20. 48 JER
    September 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

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  22. 50 amk for obama
    September 13, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    that fruit didn’t too far away from the treasonous tree.

  23. September 13, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Don was talking about Law & Order and how it reflects our society. I/We watch some of the reruns too. The ones that Fred Thompson and other male actor Sam ????? are in, here’s what I’ve caught the second time around. Both of those roles reflect VERY clearly the GOP position on “law and order” and “justice” for the black or poor or downtrodden. Every one of those I watch, it is not just dog whistles. It is in your face clear. Sadly, I realize that when these shows were originally on and I watched them, I am sure those things went ‘over my head’, at least most of the time. I am ashamed to say at that time,I just wasn’t as tuned in to listen with a third ear or see with a third eye–as Joe Madison says all the time. Ashamed to say it was an example of my white privilege. 😦 😦 That hurts my heart to say that, but I know it is true. I have learned and grown SO much in the last 8-10 years. The many people on this blog have played a huge part in that and I am eternally grateful to each and every one of you.

    Remain so thankful to Chips for beginning this community of sharing and love and support and teaching. Miss her (and Danny) so very much. NW, as we all say, thank you for keeping us going.

    • 56 idon
      September 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Thank you Don and TN for bringing up the show or rather the Law and Order franchise. Until several months ago I was still watching Law and Order when I realized it was probably one of the most racist shows on TV. I loved it when it originally aired and continued to watch it in syndication. But even as an African American I never realized until recently that it was a racist show. I just let it seep into my consciousness without thinking about what it meant and how my watching contributed to REAL LIFE racism in the criminal justice system. I’m so ashamed. Thank God I’m more conscious now and try to be careful about where I put my attention. My favorite shows are on OWN Greenleaf, Queen Sugar, Master Class, Black Love, and soon to air Released or Shonda Rhimes productions Scandal, HTGAWM, Grey’s.

  24. 57 Don
    September 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I suspect that the same people that are upset with the way Colin Kaepernick is protesting would have been upset with the way MLK protested if they were of age back then. The one thing that the black man and black woman knows is protest, we were born in protest, we were forged in protest, and we will likely die in protest. And even death won’t stop us from protesting, we will not go meekly.

    • 58 joyfulmeme
      September 13, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Actually, many were extremely upset with MLK and the entire movement. I was of age then and remember the animosity they had toward him and the entire movement. Many were jailed and many died protesting.

  25. 59 Nena20409
    September 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Hello TODbots on a very Hot Sept Afternoon.
    Congrats, DF on your Au ⭐ Furst 😉
    Thanks NW, for all you do for Us.
    ❤ ❤ ❤ TOD community.

  26. 60 Nena20409
    September 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Serena’s Baby is Gorgeous.

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  28. September 13, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I’ll never understand why it is so hard for folk to realize they’re pissing in the wind until the focus is on those PROFITING from gun violence (and are financing not just the NRA + buying politicians, as well as, inciting and enabling fear and an unjust criminal system).

  29. 67 Nena20409
    September 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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  31. 69 Nerdy Wonka
    September 13, 2017 at 3:41 pm

  32. 70 Nerdy Wonka
    September 13, 2017 at 3:46 pm

  33. 72 Nena20409
    September 13, 2017 at 3:52 pm

  34. 73 Nena20409
    September 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

  35. September 13, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    typos corrected & edited

  36. 75 desertflower
    September 13, 2017 at 4:07 pm

  37. 76 Nena20409
    September 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm

  38. 77 desertflower
    September 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    More than a little “oops”

  39. 78 desertflower
    September 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Treasonous pigs. All of them.

  40. 79 Nena20409
    September 13, 2017 at 4:18 pm

  41. 80 idon
    September 13, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Greenleaf is gonna be on fiyah tonight – LAWD!

  42. 81 cd4biden
    September 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Hey Meta, and other SF Bay Area TOD folks,

    Pete Sousa will be speaking in SF at the Marines Memorial Auditorium on Tues, Nov 28th. More info and tickets can be obtained here:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pete-souza-an-intimate-portrait-of-president-obama-tickets-36732164894?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=order_confirmation_email&utm_term=eventname&ref=eemailordconf

    Hope to see you there!!

  43. 84 Nena20409
    September 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

  44. 85 Nena20409
    September 13, 2017 at 5:25 pm

  45. 86 Nena20409
    September 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm

  46. September 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    TRAITORS …. every one of them …….

  47. September 13, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Thank you for the tribute to Edie Windsor. Pioneering women remain the forerunner of many changes. RIP

  48. September 13, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    • 91 jacquelineoboomer
      September 13, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      They’d rather have their son back, but I’m so glad the Khans are still getting recognition for their courage!

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  51. 96 Nena20409
    September 13, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    • 97 globalcitizenlinda
      September 13, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      i suspected that they had something to hide about the US gov’t and their honeymoon;

      reason why I suspected it: because the wife immediately & defensively mentioned it (unsolicited) in her tweet to that lady who “dared” to make a criticism of her promotion of merchandise using the KY trip;

      my immediate reaction was … where did the honeymoon come from …. quickly moving from one point to another unrelated point is an indication of something fishy

  52. 99 Nena20409
    September 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm

  53. 100 Nena20409
    September 13, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Yeah, right!

  54. 104 JER
    September 13, 2017 at 9:17 pm

  55. 106 amk for obama
    September 13, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    So dems are still sleeping? Where are the lawsuits? Playing the referee is how the thugs win. Dem think tanks suck.

  56. 107 JER
    September 13, 2017 at 10:02 pm

  57. 108 No Child Left Behind
    September 13, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    According the Chuck and Nancy, the wall (Who’s going to pay for it? Mexico!) is coming down even before it has gone up.

  58. 109 amk for obama
    September 13, 2017 at 10:07 pm

  59. 110 amk for obama
    September 13, 2017 at 10:07 pm

  60. 111 amk for obama
    September 13, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Hopefully they haven’t forgotten these insults.

  61. 113 globalcitizenlinda
    September 14, 2017 at 7:17 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day


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