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Something Greater Than Themselves


113 Responses to “Something Greater Than Themselves”


  1. 1 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy.

  2. May 27, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Could not be more relevant.

    Thank you NW!!

    Remembering those who served, now more than ever, as everything they sacrificed is now being squandered by a coward destined to become America’s first dictator if we don’t stop him and all who support him.

    • May 27, 2019 at 2:11 pm

      • 4 ggail44
        May 28, 2019 at 1:01 pm

        Bob, you are simply AWESOME and I’m profoundly grateful that you speak out for what is right and just. ❤

  3. May 27, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    -with thanks to you NW for how much care.

  4. 7 jer44
    May 27, 2019 at 12:54 pm


    NOW: 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren holds town hall in Burlington, Iowa – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  5. 9 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Agree 110%

  6. 10 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Hopefully so

  7. 11 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Perfect message for this day from a perfect President. Solemn and meaningful

  8. 12 jer44
    May 27, 2019 at 1:36 pm

  9. 13 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 1:53 pm

  10. 14 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Whatever works

  11. May 27, 2019 at 2:19 pm

  12. 16 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 4:03 pm

  13. 17 jer44
    May 27, 2019 at 5:00 pm


    NOW: Sen. Sanders holds ice cream social in Laconia, N. Hampshire – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  14. 18 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 5:02 pm

  15. 19 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Seriously tired. Isn’t Forbes and old white man magazine for captains of industry? Who fucking cares what keeps you up at night. We’re not just ready, we desperately NEED a woman in charge!

  16. 21 jer44
    May 27, 2019 at 5:26 pm

  17. 22 jer44
    May 27, 2019 at 5:29 pm

  18. 23 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 5:31 pm

  19. May 27, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Always remember …

    h/t to Yale Professor Blight!

  20. May 27, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Easy answer ….

  21. 26 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Waste of debate stage space

  22. 27 jer44
    May 27, 2019 at 6:19 pm

  23. 28 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    As my mom would say, ‘ God’s punishing him’

  24. 29 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Terrifying man with terrifying agenda. Voting always matters

  25. 30 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 6:34 pm

  26. 32 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Everyone needs to know this

  27. May 27, 2019 at 8:07 pm

  28. 34 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    To honor these war dog heroes on this day. Thread

  29. May 27, 2019 at 8:39 pm

  30. 37 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Without hearing anything else, they seem their king immune from consequences. America will see you

  31. 40 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 9:38 pm

  32. 41 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 10:14 pm

  33. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    May 27, 2019 at 10:22 pm

  34. 46 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    I might have a lump in my throat…

  35. 48 marleysperson
    May 27, 2019 at 11:15 pm

  36. May 28, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

  37. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    May 28, 2019 at 1:43 am

  38. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    May 28, 2019 at 1:47 am

    The subject matter isn’t funny, but I never get tired of these ol’ Obama-Biden jokes – just seeing their happy smiles makes the world seem normal again! Know what I mean?

  39. May 28, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Good morning, TOD!

  40. May 28, 2019 at 10:50 am

  41. May 28, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Damn…

  42. 58 marleysperson
    May 28, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Morning everyone . Because they WELCOME the interference!

  43. 59 ggail44
    May 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy and TOD family.
    I’m so proud that we still have a Commander in Chief who cares💕

    To our forever President Barack Obama 🥂

  44. 60 jer44
    May 28, 2019 at 11:07 am

  45. 61 marleysperson
    May 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

  46. 62 marleysperson
    May 28, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Seems ALL the Republicans are compromised

  47. 63 marleysperson
    May 28, 2019 at 11:36 am

  48. 64 marleysperson
    May 28, 2019 at 11:52 am

  49. 65 marleysperson
    May 28, 2019 at 12:26 pm

  50. May 28, 2019 at 12:35 pm

  51. May 28, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Have transcribed from Bobfr’s video:
    Timothy Snyder on language, not-even-fascism, and ‘Build that Wall’:
    “The politics of eternity takes the idea that the state doesn’t need to do anything. And turns it into this idea that the state can’t do anything.
    It takes a set of assumptions that says we don’t have to think much about the future because we know what’s going to happen, and transforms them into ‘how can we think at all about the future’ as the threat is literally always at the gate. The politics of eternity shares with the politics of inevitability the fundamental trait of being irresponsible. That in society where we claim law freedom and plurality matter…we use a trope that does away with the idea of individual responsibility. So that is how eternity arises from inevitability. The question underneath all of this of course that I will address is, is that fascist? Is the politics of eternity fascist? Is it neo-fascist, is it something else?

    • May 28, 2019 at 12:43 pm

      Snyder: “I will take the example of today’s politics in the United States, the example of “the wall”. So what is The Wall?
      At first glance The Wall is perfect example of fascist politics in every way. “Build that Wall” is nothing other than a tribal scream, it is literally a call and response with a leader, with a microphone, where people literally respond. In that sense, optically it is fascism. It is also fascism in the sense…that it beautifully builds politics from Us and Them. “Build the Wall” says we are the ones that have to be protected from Them – we need a barrier- so it begins politics not from a social contract from a notion of us and them.
      It is also fascist today in that it is being connected with the idea of the ‘state of exception’.
      So….as the end of the Weimar Republic reminds us, if you wish to turn a Rule of Law State into an Authoritarian Regime,
      what you need to do is declare a ‘state of exception’, an emergency, and keep that going for as long as possible.”

    • May 28, 2019 at 12:44 pm

      Snyder: “At first glance, Build that Wall looks like fascism. But it is not just fascism – there is a second element to this.
      Where did the slogan “Build that Wall” come from?
      Did an American think of it? No.
      “Build that Wall” was tested by a British company, Cambridge Analytica, on the basis of tens of millions of examples of stolen personal data from Facebook. “Build that Wall” was a slogan which was tested on Americans (not to their knowledge) and which was found to be a very resonant thing in American politics in 2014. “Build that Wall” in other words was chosen by the Machine. Without the technologies, without the massive psychographic testing, and without Facebook’s ability to collect huge amounts of personal data, “Build that Wall”, that slogan would not exist in American political reality. There’s a sense in which we are all now prisoners of what the algorithms find out irritate us the most. Build that Wall is very exciting for many Americans, it’s very irritating for other Americans. This is not fascism but something different. “Build that Wall” the discourse, right, the statement, the thing, the phrase – that’s It. That’s the thing in itself. That’s the victory of the machine over us. Because I’m going to betray a big secret now that:
      There isn’t a Wall, nor with there be a Wall.
      The United States is capable of many things, but actually large infrastructure projects are not among them. So we will not build a wall. But the thing in itself though maybe the notion of building a wall – and btw the things that I’m saying although Mr. Trump would use other language, he understands as well. He doesn’t want to build a wall, he wants “Build that Wall” to be a slogan he can use indefinitely.”

    • May 28, 2019 at 12:46 pm

      Snyder: “There’s another way to look at this phrase “Build that Wall” and it has to do with responsibility.
      WHO exactly is supposed to build the wall. When the leaders says “Build that Wall” and the response is “Build that Wall”:
      WHO are ‘they’ telling to Build that Wall, drain the swamp, lock her up, kindred slogans with seminal digital origins?
      Who is supposed to do those things? It’s not clear. “Build that Wall” is not in the imperative. I’m telling you…you’re telling me. It’s ‘someone’ should build the wall…”
      (vIdeo continues at 19 mins)
      https://www.americanacademy.de/timothy-snyder-on-language-and-not-even-fascism/

      • May 28, 2019 at 12:48 pm

        Snyder goes on to explain the terms Fascism and Not Even Fascism, time, truth, the body, science and resource crises, empire.
        About BREXIT: ‘Not Even Fascists’ say “let’s go back to the nation state”. There never was a British nation state – you can’t ‘go back’ to it.
        “Not-Even-Fascists are saying “go back to the nation state” but they’re dreaming of Empire.”

  52. 74 jer44
    May 28, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    … A group of unnamed current and former students had challenged the policy, claiming that it violated their right to privacy under the 14th Amendment and infringed on the federal anti-discrimination law Title IX. … But the lower court ruling found that policies not allowing for transgender students to use facilities corresponding to their gender identity could cause more harm to the transgender individuals. … http://hill.cm/1akiplO

  53. 75 jer44
    May 28, 2019 at 12:54 pm

  54. 76 jer44
    May 28, 2019 at 1:09 pm

  55. May 28, 2019 at 1:34 pm

  56. May 28, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Thread.

  57. May 28, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    “House Judiciary Democrats are demanding an investigation
    into the deaths of migrant children in US custody due to Trump’s immigration policies.”
    (https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/28/democrats-demand-investigation-into-trump-migrant-child-deaths.html)
    See the letter from the House Judiciary to DHSS McAleenan:
    (https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/democrats.judiciary.house.gov/files/documents/McAleenanLetter_5.24%20%28002%29.pdf)
    -Democrats thanks-

  58. May 28, 2019 at 1:46 pm

  59. 84 jer44
    May 28, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    • May 28, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      YES…

      i know that there are so many threats to our democracy…but restrict the vote…for me is the grave…because as democratic society…the vote is pivitol…”The vote is precious almost Sacred”-Congressman Lewis

  60. 86 jer44
    May 28, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    • May 28, 2019 at 2:16 pm

      Just because Barr/Mnuchin/Graham/McConnell are suicide bombing and playing kamikaze with us:
      Does it mean the rest of us will play along?
      Recap: Trumpsky is an Illegitimate president elected and controlled by Putin. From his own lips: “My presidency’ is over. I’m fucked”.
      Yes we actually have a future with the rest of the world and they want to be part of it.
      Don’t let him play the reality show fear/paralyze, anyway you’re fired, eviscerate game with us.
      New game = Trumpsky is toast.

  61. May 28, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    “Opinion: Trump Aims To Weaken The Courts By Pardoning War Criminals.”
    “Trump’s policy fared badly in the courts over the past couple of years. As of March, the Trump administration lost in 63 court cases.
    It’s why he has packed the lower courts with 112 Trump loyalists. It’s why he attacks the character, integrity and, when the opportunity arises, the ethnic background of a judge who rules on the law instead of on Trump’s whims. In the days before the Memorial Day weekend, there were several reports that Trump intended to pardon convicted and accused war criminals over the Memorial Day weekend…”

    • May 28, 2019 at 1:59 pm

      “”Pardoning war criminals would definitely announce to the world that it is free to violate the rights of our soldiers in return. It’s telling rogue states they won’t face consequences for torturing American civilians. Of course, we already know that from the way Trump denied Kim Jong Un’s culpability for the torture and death of American student, Otto Warmbier. All that is bad enough, but the pardons tend to demote courts from their rightful place as a co-equal branch in our constitutional order. This figures into Trump’s general aims of persecuting non-whites in general and most immigrants in particular. We know Trump is comfortable with degrading and humiliating treatment when he fires the DHS Secretary because putting babies in cages and watching 6 asylum seeking children die in our custody wasn’t “tough enough.””
      (https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/28/opinion-trump-aims-to-weaken-the-courts-by-pardoning-war-criminals.html)

  62. May 28, 2019 at 2:26 pm

  63. 91 marleysperson
    May 28, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    They really don’t care about people, except themselves

  64. 92 marleysperson
    May 28, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Bingo, baby!

  65. 93 Hillary Darton
    May 28, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    VP Biden suppose to have a town hall in Houston today, do anyone know the time.

  66. May 28, 2019 at 4:03 pm

  67. May 28, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    What the Press does not cover….This what the HOUSE DEMs have done in addition to hearings…passed over 100 bills…McConnell has blocked everyone…and if we do not regain the Senate…despite winning the WH…McConnnel’s obstruction of Pres Obama…will seem like child’s play compared to what he will do with the new DEM Pres…

  68. 100 marleysperson
    May 28, 2019 at 4:51 pm

  69. 101 nena20409
    May 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Good Afternoon Beloved TODville Community. I have been disgusted with US, Media and Politics for many months now. I am still in a bad state. But I’m dusting off my bitterness, nastiness and will from 5/28/19 on ward get back to the fighting back….come what may. Help me Lord. And thankf for for This Blog and Family members….We shall be Victorious.

  70. 102 marleysperson
    May 28, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    😌

  71. 103 marleysperson
    May 28, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    They are out of step with the world.

  72. May 28, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Thread …

  73. 105 marleysperson
    May 28, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Lies about EVERYTHING

  74. 106 marleysperson
    May 28, 2019 at 5:34 pm

  75. 108 jer44
    May 28, 2019 at 5:51 pm


    SOON – Joe Biden participates in AFT Votes Town Hall in Houston, Texas – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  76. 109 jer44
    May 28, 2019 at 5:53 pm


    Bernie Sanders holds town hall in Londonderry, New Hampshire – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  77. May 28, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    “They can’t steal my joy”! I needed to hear that msg today…


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