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A Nation Grieves Again


126 Responses to “A Nation Grieves Again”


  1. October 27, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Not too long ago we had a wonderful Console-er in Chief. I won’r sully this by describing what we have now.

  2. 2 jacquelineoboomer
    October 27, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Thank you so much for this post, Nerdy. Hadn’t seen the tweet earlier. Thank God we still have President Obama in our world!

  3. 3 jacquelineoboomer
    October 27, 2018 at 8:59 pm

  4. 4 jacquelineoboomer
    October 27, 2018 at 9:00 pm

  5. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    October 27, 2018 at 9:04 pm

  6. October 27, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    • October 27, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      • 8 jacquelineoboomer
        October 27, 2018 at 9:55 pm

        Heard earlier on CNN that some were chanting “Vote” in Pittsburgh at the vigil. Telling.

    • 9 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Choking back tears on the NYC story. That’s the kind of country we all want.

      • October 27, 2018 at 10:00 pm

        Right now we need to connect in strength in the best ways and it’s definitely inspiring to see they are coming together in the midst of shock and horror to share empathy with each other.

        • 11 jacquelineoboomer
          October 27, 2018 at 10:05 pm

          I was just thinking to myself that usually these national tragedies bring us all together. We can build again from this, if we all just keep trying.

          • October 27, 2018 at 10:11 pm

            AGREED. The election is bringing out the crazies in droves, led by their ringmaster. These are very dark times and we have to push through them in whatever way we can.

  7. October 27, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    • 14 pkayden
      October 28, 2018 at 9:26 am

      I’m dreading Trump’s speech at any Synagogue in response to yesterday’s tragedy. He doesn’t have an ounce of empathy in his entire body. We do not have a President in the White House right now and it hurts.

  8. October 27, 2018 at 9:32 pm

  9. October 27, 2018 at 9:40 pm

  10. October 27, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Evil is evil, no matter what the wrapper …..

  11. October 27, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    • 34 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      Just saw that. Here’s what Mayor Gillum wrote:

      • 35 pkayden
        October 28, 2018 at 9:32 am

        Wow. Way too young. May he R.I.P.

      • 36 Beaglemom
        October 28, 2018 at 12:45 pm

        I read his obituary in the Washington Post yesterday. Tyrone Gayle must have been an amazing young man and he had such a wonderful life ahead of him. How sad to lose someone with such a winning smile and such a reputation for service and so great a potential.

  12. October 27, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    HOPE sustains …

    Life, undaunted …

    Goodnight TOD ….

  13. October 27, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    • 41 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2018 at 11:24 pm

      Words of wisdom, for sure. It would be so great if this were actually a turning point – even if it starts small, and builds over time – because, technically, we all already know what to do. We just have to do it together, as a country. #Hope

  14. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    October 28, 2018 at 1:04 am

    This guy’s a Miami city commissioner. Ha. Hey, whatever floats your boat!

  15. 43 jacquelineoboomer
    October 28, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Some of the responses to dumbo’s tweet tonight are classics.

  16. 44 jacquelineoboomer
    October 28, 2018 at 1:31 am

    • 45 jacquelineoboomer
      October 28, 2018 at 1:46 am

      • 46 Beaglemom
        October 28, 2018 at 12:50 pm

        That is simply amazing! What a zilch of a human being is Donald Trump! That little film should be emblazoned in our brains as how to not behave. He treats his umbrella just as he treats every person he comes in contact with. Even the guy, one of his support people, who finally closed just threw it down as he entered the plane. Good grief.

        • 47 jacquelineoboomer
          October 28, 2018 at 12:57 pm

          Awful people! I feel like I have to go bleach my mind every time I see or hear trump. Ugh.

          Other than him, let’s try to have a good day!

  17. 48 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 2:34 am

    This. Night everyone.

  18. 50 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Try again

  19. 51 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 2:45 am

  20. 52 pkayden
    October 28, 2018 at 9:07 am

  21. 54 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Thank you!!!

  22. October 28, 2018 at 10:30 am

    The FBI speaks up:

    • October 28, 2018 at 10:30 am

  23. October 28, 2018 at 10:37 am

    May they Rest in Peace.

    • 58 Beaglemom
      October 28, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Well, I’m sure that Republican candidates across the country will send “prayers and thoughts” and then move on to trash their opponents and entire groups of American citizens because that is what they do best.

  24. October 28, 2018 at 10:56 am

  25. 60 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 11:18 am

    This

  26. 61 desertflower
    October 28, 2018 at 11:33 am

  27. 63 pkayden
    October 28, 2018 at 11:41 am

    These White racists are going to learn that only Trump can keep his job while being openly racist.
    They’re not Trump.

    • 64 Beaglemom
      October 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Hopefully she was drunk out of her mind when she pulled out her cellphone and began her very intrusive, very nasty rant. I’m glad there has been a reaction by her employer. No one should employ her again.

  28. October 28, 2018 at 11:58 am

    None of what we’ve witnessed from Trump, from his early days as a discriminatory landlord to initiating his ‘birther movement’ and, most definitely, since Manafort prevailed in pushing Pence to the front of the line for VP, has been coincidence.

  29. 67 desertflower
    October 28, 2018 at 12:01 pm

  30. 68 desertflower
    October 28, 2018 at 12:18 pm

  31. 70 desertflower
    October 28, 2018 at 12:27 pm

  32. 71 desertflower
    October 28, 2018 at 12:43 pm

  33. 73 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Years ago. She was spot on

  34. October 28, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I miss his strength and humility.

  35. October 28, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    STOCHASTIC TERRORISM: “The use of mass communication to incite random actors to carry out violent or terrorist acts that are statistically predictable but individually unpredictable.” Stochastikos = “skillful in aiming.”
    Trump “may be willfully and brazenly ignorant on matters of vital national import, but he is as media savvy as any man alive today. ”
    “Trump has blamed the media itself for the current poisonous tone even as he deliberately uses that media to establish that very tone.”
    Trump defender un-logic: “The bombs didn’t explode, therefore the whole thing is fake.”
    “Trump knows exactly what he is doing, as do his fervent supporters.”
    “Sayoc took the cue and put bombs in the mail.”
    https://truthout.org/articles/broad-daylight-fascism-and-the-bombs-of-october/

    • October 28, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      Ripe for presidential and person-to-person coercion.
      The Pittsburgh shooter used Gab.com: “a popular gathering place for alt-right activists and white nationalists whose views are unwelcome or banned on other social media platforms” to express his unfiltered anti-Semitic views.
      Muslims
      Children
      LGBTQ
      Immigrants
      Naturalized citizens
      Jews were always going to be next.

  36. 84 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 1:31 pm

  37. 86 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Not enough

  38. 87 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Interesting thread

  39. 88 desertflower
    October 28, 2018 at 4:55 pm

  40. October 28, 2018 at 5:16 pm

  41. October 28, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Cousin Henry walking on hot coals.. :O

  42. October 28, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    WOW….but the GOP enables HIM as well…are they too not welcome

    • 94 jacquelineoboomer
      October 28, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      As an aside, the letter specifically mentions that the area was “Mr. Roger’s neighborhood” – apparently where he had lived. The actions of today are not what Mr. Rogers helped some of our kids learn when he taught them kindness and other traits on his show.

  43. October 28, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Please watch and share with everyone you know …

  44. 97 desertflower
    October 28, 2018 at 6:19 pm
  45. October 28, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Sam Vinograd, Fmr Director National Security Council:
    “It is a scary day when investigators are probably looking at the president’s Twitter feed to get leads on who else might be a potential target in this kind of attack, a copy-cat attack or whether the suspect sent multiple bombs out that haven’t been found yet.”
    “I think Vladimir Putin’s thinking, ‘boy, I really bet on the right horse in 2016,’”
    “Even a terrorist attack against a president’s predecessor, against the office of presidency, is a divisive issue for this president.”
    “He is using it to pit Democrats against Republicans.”
    “For all of those reasons, the president looks like the divider-in-chief rather than using this as unifying moment, which signals that the Russians were right that … Donald Trump was a candidate that helped their objectives, not the objectives of unifying our country.” (Brigham, Raw Story)
    –CNN was attacked and still Trump blamed the media.
    DumpTrump

  46. 99 desertflower
    October 28, 2018 at 7:03 pm

  47. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    October 28, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    They’re still there!

  48. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    October 28, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    A little reflection …

    From George Washington to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, 18 August 1790

    From Barack Obama – What I See in Lincoln’s Eyes

  49. 103 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 7:29 pm

  50. 104 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Brazil’s new authoritarian President

  51. October 28, 2018 at 7:56 pm

  52. October 28, 2018 at 8:17 pm

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  54. October 28, 2018 at 8:35 pm

  55. October 28, 2018 at 8:41 pm

  56. October 28, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Right ON!

  57. 112 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    ?????????

    • October 28, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Reinforcing what Director Comey said: That Trump makes employees swear allegiance to him. What did other presidents do?
      Just read up on qualifications and references? the Dicktraitor steps in it every time…

    • 114 Sandy1110
      October 29, 2018 at 12:40 am

      We cannot stand to have this crony, mobster-ish, boorish criminal in the White House much longer.

  58. 115 isonprize
    October 28, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Oh, how I miss my President…

    • 116 vcprezofan2
      October 28, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      Oh, what a pleasant surprise it is to *see* you, Ison!!! Seeing you certainly brings back pleasant memories (of you, your son, AND Chips Chica). How are you; how is your son? He must be quite the mature adult now!

    • 117 deserflower
      October 28, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      😘

  59. 118 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 9:14 pm

  60. 119 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 9:16 pm

  61. 120 globalcitizenlinda
    October 28, 2018 at 9:17 pm

  62. 121 jacquelineoboomer
    October 28, 2018 at 9:23 pm

  63. 122 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Good

  64. 123 deserflower
    October 28, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    ‘ A political fart in the hurricane of history ‘. I wish I wrote that:)


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