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A Long Tradition Of Protest


125 Responses to “A Long Tradition Of Protest”


  1. 1 GGail
    October 21, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Good West Coast morning NW & TOD family.

    Yes, peaceful protest in the form of kneeling cannot be stopped.

    I’m happy to see the former Presidents are getting together to support the Relief Concert. Together we stand…

    YAY for Boo2! leading the Box Office yesterday. 🙂

  2. 3 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    GA, GGail. Congrats on your Au ⭐
    Thanks, NW. You simply Rock!
    ❤ ❤ ❤ TODbots

  3. October 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Good afternoon TODers. Thank you NW!!! ((((((CHIPS))))) We miss you very much!!

    Spent my morning cooking things to take to a friend. ……frozen……have more to do in the next few days. Our dear friends in Fairfax (VA). Husband has Azheimer’s and a number of other health issues. Betty is trying to keep him at home as long as possible. In August, they moved to MI (outside Toledo, OH) to be near only child/son. It just hasn’t worked out for many reasons so this weekend, they are moving back to VA. She had house sitters in the house (until they could move into a new home). When I asked if there is anything I can do, she said, “Come and help me unpack.” (She had only unpacked 50 boxes in MI.) It was very difficult for her to say/ask that. There’s a BIG support system in VA, as well as all the doctors they’ve had for years, but she (and Bob) are only comfortable with us going, being in their home and helping unpack. So that’s the plan……Nov. 1 we will go up for 4 or 5 days. I’m taking as much prepared things as I can. We can eat on them while there and there will be plenty left for them.

    Just finished cutting down my day lilies and hostas and picking up a few leaves. Now gotta shower, eat lunch and run a couple errands.

  4. 9 GGail
    October 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Apologies if this has been posted already, but, it brought smiles to my face and joy in my heart

    • October 21, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      The super funny part is Trump blocked that guy for tweeting this. LOLOLOLOLzzzzz

      • 11 jacquelineoboomer
        October 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm

        The only one missing (out of the gazillions of lovelies available) is the photo of the Obamas with the Queen of England! I don’t think ol’ QEII wants trump anywhere near her. Nor can I blame her.

    • 12 jacquelineoboomer
      October 21, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks for that lovely trip down memory lane, GGail!

  5. October 21, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    It’s been a long time, but I’m so very happy to hear from Obama again. A light in the darkness-one of many.

    If I read about one more person saying that Obama should have come out sooner, or in a different way, I’ll scream. Every other speech, Obama kept insisting that “we are the ones we are waiting for”. And he also led by example-training camps for volunteers, encouraging people to work on their own, and so forth. He’s the reason we can have a resistance-there was a critical mass of people who were trained with his two Presidential campaigns as well as inspired by them. They knew enough and had enough connections to each other to get going.

    Also Biff (Bob Cesca’s nickname for the orange toddler) wanted desperately a foil. By Hillary and Obama going on with their lives, there isn’t a narrative he could use, a target he could fix on. He’s flailing in the face of an opposition that’s faceless, that’s big, that’s decentralized. It’s all over and all under.

    • 14 whenpamelawandered
      October 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Oh dear, ‘Biff’ was a nickname we always used for my oldest (of 9) brother. Don’t think he cares for it much now! 😕

    • 15 CEB
      October 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      “He’s flailing in the face of an opposition that’s faceless, that’s big, that’s decentralized.” THIS is why I have resisted the calls of so many for there to be a face of the resistance. The movement has many moving parts, gears working on various parts of the multi-faceted resistance. If one head is cut off or derailed, the rest carries the battle forward. Because there is no one leader to be hunted down and taken down to demoralize and stop the others, the resistance is unstoppable. The DNC can not and should not be the voice of the resistance, if they ever get their shit together they have a role to play in cultivating progressive democrats and supporting them as they run for various offices locally and nationally if they choose. But this job is being done by other groups, many of them female, without the bullshit male posturing and with more success. With its many moving parts and so many different kinds of people involved all over the country, the resistance is more able to stay alive and effective. In this case, the fact that democrats are not a monolith will be to our advantage.

      • October 21, 2017 at 5:55 pm

        I remember what happened to the Civil Rights Movement when King was killed. Since it was centralized in a few people, a lot of progress got stalled. Maybe it was the only way it could be done then, but having a lot of groups working on various facets would have helped keep something together. The marches could have continued, some people who were disengaged could have been working on local issues.

        Also, I’ve been reading about how some people are getting frustrated and tired with all of the organizing and such. One advantage of a broad-based movement is that people can take time off to heal without missing a beat. I wish MLK could have been able to hand off leadership-the public face-to another charismatic person who could keep things going while he took a vacation or just slept in a few days.

  6. 17 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    $32M?
    Holy smokes!

    • 18 Nena20409
      October 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      • 19 Nena20409
        October 21, 2017 at 5:40 pm

        • October 21, 2017 at 5:59 pm

          And the fact that there was several others before that didn’t kill his chances any? I mean, Bill O’Reilly isn’t that valuable that he can’t be replaced with someone with a less toxic resume. In the old days (when O’Reilly started) perhaps people didn’t cover this stuff like they didn’t cover JFK’s indiscretions. But who wants the bad publicity, boycotts and such? I mean, Bill, your’e not a movie star who makes $100 million a movie, just an overpaid tv host on FOX news.

  7. 21 No Child Left Behind
    October 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Good Morning TODVille.

    What an era! POTUS is called moron by his cabinet members and dotard by his foes. Which is it?

  8. 23 No Child Left Behind
    October 21, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    • October 21, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      i think that this is a misguided…because unless we increase the number of DEMS in the Congress IT. WILL .NOT. HAPPEN…. the GOP will NOT Impeach Trump…

      • 25 arapaho415
        October 21, 2017 at 5:22 pm

        GA Sheila.

        I’ve heard that Steyer is considering tossing his hat in the ring for CA Senate seat next year.

        We’ve talked before about Feinstein campaigning to keep her seat — I think she’s gonna have a lot of Dem competition. Since this is CA, we’ve got more loons than you can shake a stick at (IIRC there were about 130 people on the ballot for Governor after Gray Davis was recalled in 2003 [a off-year election — in my county, the only election that year]).

        Anyway, this gives a billionaire something to campaign *on* next year…

        • October 21, 2017 at 7:03 pm

          Dems have a platform…it will be imperative to use that platform to develop an agenda….blk people and POC…must become more engaged in the structure of the Democratic Party and strive for leadership positions….until that happens we will continue to be over looked and our voices will not be heard

  9. 27 No Child Left Behind
    October 21, 2017 at 1:59 pm

  10. 31 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Now, the Number is 60……No doubt, there be more to come.
    30yrs+ harassing & assaulting women using his position.
    May Weinstein, Donald Trump, Bill O’Reilly, Bill Cosby, etc go directly to a fiery Blaze!

  11. 32 Dudette
    October 21, 2017 at 2:38 pm

  12. 35 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 2:45 pm

  13. October 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    May this family find peace in their pride and love.

    • October 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      I will contact the family through Congresswoman Wilson and offer my sympathy. And thank the family for their loved ones services.

    • 40 Nena20409
      October 21, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      • 41 0388jojothecat
        October 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm

        Your country is very grateful for your service. Rest In Peace and in assurance that your wife and 3 children will be taken care of thanks to so many that have stepped up. I know that Congresswomen Wilson will also make sure your wife Myeshia will have someone by her side every step of the way to see her through these most difficult times. We will pray for your family and friends who have been with you throughout your life and know the wonderful man that you were. May God Bless You.

      • 43 Nena20409
        October 21, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      • 44 pkayden
        October 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm

        RIP Sergeant Johnson. We need to learn why he and the three other Army soldiers were killed in Niger. This needs to be thoroughly investigated before we move on to the next story. If Trump is sending men off to die, he needs to explain why.

  14. October 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Where is a tweet from the so call President offering his condolences to the Johnson family?

  15. 48 Dudette
    October 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    LOL!

  16. 50 JER
    October 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm


    When we were in good hands. 2015.

  17. 56 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    • 57 0388jojothecat
      October 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Figures…..

    • 58 99ts
      October 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      The media wasn’t even asking about his contact with the families – they asked why the deaths had not been mentioned. The whole issue was trump attacking prior presidents when responding to a question.

      Every day with this moron is worse than the previous one.

    • 59 pkayden
      October 21, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      No one is even surprised at how much lying Trump does anymore. It’s to be expected of him and his sycophants. They constantly lie.

  18. 60 JER
    October 21, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    • 62 jacquelineoboomer
      October 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Can’t wait! I’ve set the DVR, but I’m also watching C-Span so I don’t walk away and miss it! Like the recording isn’t enough. Ha.

      Plus, there’s a lively Freedom of the Press segment on right now, from the National Press Club, relating to 45 and all his moronic follies. Until this episode, I had no idea the Executive Editor of the New York Times is Dean P. Baquet, who, since 2014, has been the first black American to serve in that role, the highest-ranking position in their newsroom. More reason for the racist tRump to hate the NYT. And I laugh.

  19. 63 JER
    October 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm

  20. October 21, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Been obvious for at least 30 years ….

  21. 66 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 4:27 pm

  22. 67 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm

  23. 70 Dudette
    October 21, 2017 at 4:34 pm

  24. 73 Dudette
    October 21, 2017 at 4:37 pm

  25. 74 arapaho415
    October 21, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    GA TODville.

    Thank you, Hollywood Florida:

  26. 75 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 6:11 pm

  27. October 21, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Gen. Kelly talks about a time when women were consider sacred, then he turns around and trash a black woman. I guess he meant only the white women were consider sacred.

  28. 81 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm

  29. 82 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 7:04 pm

  30. 83 No Child Left Behind
    October 21, 2017 at 7:09 pm

  31. 84 No Child Left Behind
    October 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm

  32. 87 No Child Left Behind
    October 21, 2017 at 7:12 pm

  33. October 21, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    I see folks from the left who were President Obama’s critics while he is in office….heaping all kinds of praise on him now….smh

    • 89 jacquelineoboomer
      October 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Tell me about it. But, of course, some Republicans are doing the same – and shame on them the most!

  34. 90 desertflower
    October 21, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Too late, jackass.

  35. October 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    • 92 Sandy1110
      October 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      They literally can’t keep up with his lies.

      But as his enablers, they deserve everything they’re getting.

  36. 93 amk for obama
    October 21, 2017 at 8:02 pm

  37. 94 JER
    October 21, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    LIVE NOW: President Obama and the other presidents are there.

  38. October 21, 2017 at 8:11 pm

  39. October 21, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    • 100 jacquelineoboomer
      October 21, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      That’s how it looks to the white people who see the other while people doing it, and HATING the racism that runs rampant every damn day.

  40. 101 JER
    October 21, 2017 at 8:16 pm

  41. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    October 21, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I believe this is one of the Sandy Hook moms.

    • 103 jacquelineoboomer
      October 21, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Responding to:

      • 104 amk for obama
        October 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm

        still angling for a post in turd admin. this clown will never get a look from the turd. pathetic nutjob.

        • 105 carolyn
          October 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

          These Trumpsters always misspell too. The word “metal” in this instance should be “mettle.” “Mettle” means strength, stamina. ability to withstand, “metal” of course is what cars are made of. They show their lack of education and smarts every time they write something.

      • October 21, 2017 at 8:45 pm

        There goes Uncle Tom Clarke Jr. running his disgusting mouth.

      • 107 Sandy1110
        October 21, 2017 at 9:13 pm

        As with so many other Trump bootlickers, Clarke is clueless.

        He must have been out of the room for 8 years to miss all the ugly, racist attacks on the ENTIRE Obama family from the RW nutters, and the never-ending whining from the Left.

        And if his would-be massa Trump had any toughness or character whatsoever, he wouldn’t issue his petty, vindictive, verbal diarrhea from Twitter on a daily basis.

  42. 108 JER
    October 21, 2017 at 8:18 pm

  43. October 21, 2017 at 8:19 pm

  44. October 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    i missed the intros of the Presidents

  45. 113 JER
    October 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm

  46. 114 amk for obama
    October 21, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    • 115 whenpamelawandered
      October 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Ah, my obese eff’ing upstairs neighbor…I’d gladly move to the other side of the planet 🌏 to get away from her!!! Seriously, I have not had 3 consecutive nights with 3 hours of unbroken sleep in nearly 2 1/2 years. I won’t be alive much longer the way things are going here. . . .

  47. 116 amk for obama
    October 21, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    • 117 whenpamelawandered
      October 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Nor do they steal from another’s web, or even approach another spider’s web. If only humans could learn from nature

  48. 118 amk for obama
    October 21, 2017 at 8:35 pm

  49. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    October 21, 2017 at 8:42 pm

  50. 121 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 9:19 pm

  51. 122 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 9:20 pm

  52. 123 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 9:23 pm

  53. 124 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 9:37 pm

  54. 125 Nena20409
    October 21, 2017 at 11:26 pm


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