October 23, 2017

Friday Afternoon Thread: 30 Years Ago Today – THRILLER

(h/t GLH)

Wow, 30 years ago? I can’t be that old!

Thriller is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was released on November 30, 1982, by Epic Records as the follow-up to Jackson’s critically and commercially successful 1979 album Off the Wall.

Every song a homerun. This was probably the least known on the album, and I love it!

You can’t sit still on this one!


This album will forever stand the test of time!

  • Alma98

    I remember exactly where I was when Thriller came out. Mcas Cherry Point NC, Hancock Housing. lol

    • AxelFoley

      I was 9 and living in Jacksonville, FL (dad was stationed at NAS Jax). Moved to Maryland the next year and it seemed like Thriller blew up even more.

      So, when I think of that album, I’m always reminded of my family making that transition from FL to MD. And MD wound up being the place where I really grew up, the place I love the most of all the places I’ve lived, graduating high school there and all my close friends are from there.

      Great music can always take you back to important moments in your life, good or bad.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY AxelFoley. ***BIG HUG*** :>)–

        — -***tears*** –annnd ***smiles*** – –Thank U 4 sharin’ these – –FOND MEMORIES!! :>) – — -BLESS U. :>)

        Good 2 c U. :>)

      • Aquagranny911

        I so enjoy it that a lot of you kiddos here are about the same ages as my own children. My son was about 12 & Thriller was a BFD with a lot of the tweeners. I remember also where we were living then.

        The fun for me is not only connecting the music from my own youth to life events but also enjoying it all over again with my children.

        Thanks for the memories.

      • Alma98

        I think that’s how my kids see it they spent most of their time in NC.

    • TyrenM

      Jr. High Minneapolis.

  • rikyrah

    I remember when Thriller came out…wow…can’t believe it’s that old.

    and the music still holds up.

  • rikyrah

    this was also Michael Jackson’s takeover of MTV, which had been reluctant to show videos with Black artists before this.

    • MsKitty

      IIRC, CBS Records threatened to pull all their videos off MTV unless they added to MJ to the lineup. But yeah, I think the only Black artists I saw on MTV pre-Thriller was Tina Turner and a couple of British acts.

  • rikyrah

    National Review Advises Surrender

    by BooMan
    Fri Nov 30th, 2012 at 03:16:45 PM EST

    The editors at the National Review are urging surrender. Total surrender. They say it would be “better to pass legislation extending the middle-class tax cuts and to allow the top rates to rise” than it would be to accept anything approaching what Tim Geithner offered them. After advising senators to keep their yaps shut about capitulation in order to avoid undermining the House’s negotiating position, they give up on linking the tax hikes to entitlement reform:

    We have more sympathy for those Republicans who are urging the White House to show some leadership on restraining the growth of Medicare and Social Security — but they too are making a mistake. Republicans cannot politically sustain a public position of being willing to raise taxes on the rich only if popular benefits are cut. If they come across as being willing to shield the middle class from tax increases only if entitlements are cut, that position will hurt them still worse. Entitlement reform is a possible result of this deal only if Obama leads on it publicly. Since he does not seem inclined to do that, Republicans should stop expecting entitlement reform as a likely outcome of negotiations

    What they are saying is unambiguous. They want the House to pass an extension of the middle-class tax cuts without preserving the cuts for the top two percent, and without getting anything in return.

    However, they recognize that the base must be appeased somewhat, so they have a proposed script for some Kabuki theatre:


    • JojoRaze

      If they come across as being willing to shield the middle class from tax increases only if entitlements are cut, that position will hurt them still worse. Entitlement reform is a possible result of this deal only if Obama leads on it publicly. Since he does not seem inclined to do that, Republicans should stop expecting entitlement reform as a likely outcome of negotiations.

      Confirmed everything I thought. They wanted PBO to do their dirty work for them by proposing the social spending (Medicare/SS/Medicaid) cuts to give them cover, like he did in 2010 and PBO is like “Nah, son. I won; I present you my program that I campaigned on; present which cuts you want and we’ll discuss it.” He’s not going to negotiate with himself and tick off liberals.

      Boehner should have taken the deal in 2011. PBO is not playing with them and Boehner is probably drinking a whole lot right now. NRO is right here; the Repubs are negotiating the terms of surrender and the quicker they realize it, the better.

      They thought PBO was gonna play Bill Clinton and propose some sort of welfare reform program with Medicare/SS and PBO is like “That boat sailed in 2011 when y’all played with a brotha’s emotions. Fool me once and you can’t fool me again.”

      • rikyrah

        PBO is not playing with them and Boehner is probably drinking a whole lot right now.

        Orange Julius is probably loaded by 10 am these days.

        • conlakappa

          As opposed to, what, 10:30? Wonder of Jake Tapper will write about Orange still smoking. Yeah, totes kidding.

      • malletgirl02

        Don’t forget President won reelection with a mandate. The only president to win election with a higher share of the popular vote was Dwight D. Eishenhower.

      • conlakappa

        It is just a game and an abstraction for them.

  • rikyrah

    November 30, 2012 9:07 AM
    Team Mitt Fell Prey To Two Big Myths

    By Ed Kilgore

    Before we get into the Daily Kabuki of the fiscal talks, it’s worth taking a look at the new evidence TNR’s Noam Scheiber dug up about the misplaced confidence that Mitt Romney’s campaign took into November 6. Given a glimpse of some internal Romney polling data and then a bit of phone time with Romney pollster Neil Newhouse, Scheiber deduces that the Romney campaign was especially deluded by how it was dominating most-likely voters down the stretch—those to whom it assigned an 8-10 “most interested in the election” number on a scale of 10:

    What’s striking is how much better Romney does among those with the greatest interest in the campaign. If you look at Colorado and New Hampshire in particular, Romney is running up big margins among even the 8-10s, which Newhouse said routinely accounted for 80-90 percent of the sample in his internal polling. (In New Hampshire, the 8-10s represented 88 percent of the sample.) Newhouse said the reason the campaign broke out these numbers is that it helped them “try to gauge intensity.” But it also led them astray—it led them to assume that voter intensity was driving Romney’s leads. And it reflected a flaw in their polls. The people who told the campaign they were 8s, 9s, or 10s were a smaller share of the November 6 electorate than the 80-90 percent they accounted for in Romney’s polls—partly because Newhouse and his colleagues underestimated the number of young people, African Americans, and Latinos who wound up voting

    In other words, Team Mitt forgot that in the end a “vote is a vote,” and that interest or enthusiasm beyond the level necessary to get (in conjunction with GOTV efforts) people to show up and cast a ballot is nice but has no electoral value unless it is somehow infectious.


  • rikyrah

    Democratic Strategist on Bashir right now says that GDP was at -9 when the President took office. With the revealing of +2.7 for the quarter, that means there has been a change of +12 since the President took office.

  • Miranda


    George Zimmerman Is Now Selling Autographs To Fund His Defense In Trayvon Martin Case

    Ever wanted to own the autograph of a man who gunned down an unarmed teenager guilty of nothing more than being black in his own neighborhood? If you agree with that sentiment, probably not. But the legion who think George Zimmerman is a Second Amendment hero who bravely killed a violent intruder to his central Florida suburb are in luck today!

    Zimmerman is now mailing autographed cards to anyone who donates cash to help him fight murder charges over Miami teenager Trayvon Martin’s shooting death.

    more here: http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2012/11/george_zimmerman_is_now_sellin.php

    • Alma98

      I’ll be glad when this case is over I can’t take much more from this jack-ass.

    • itgurl_29

      I know it’s not Christian-like, but I’m certainly waiting for someone to stand their ground against George Zimmerman.

      • gc

        Talk about “not Christian-like” (which I’m not, anyway, this would not be a good time to ask me about the death penalty. Cannot think about it rationally with Zimmerman, nor with those monsters that destroyed the Petit (sp?) family here in CT. Dr Petit donated a huge sum of money, BTW, to my rehab hospital – to reify kindness in the world.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – —Good Afternoon miranda/POU FAM♥- –***BIG HUG** :>) —

    – — –DEAR “KING” -MICHAEL – – -annnd “Diva Whitney” — – WE WILL –ALWAYS ♥ U – – -AMEN. – -:>)

    – – — – – -**TEARS*** – — -***and –***SMILES***- –

    [miranda – Thank U. -:>)]- –

    • AxelFoley


      • GreenLadyHere

        :>) – — -AxelFoley. AMEN. :>)

  • Miranda

    Fiscal Cliff Fictions: Let’s All Agree to Pretend the GOP Isn’t Full of It

    It’s really amazing to see political reporters dutifully passing along Republican complaints that President Obama’s opening offer in the fiscal cliff talks is just a recycled version of his old plan, when those same reporters spent the last year dutifully passing along Republican complaints that Obama had no plan. It’s even more amazing to see them pass along Republican outrage that Obama isn’t cutting Medicare enough, in the same matter-of-fact tone they used during the campaign to pass along Republican outrage that Obama was cutting Medicare.

    This isn’t just cognitive dissonance. It’s irresponsible reporting. Mainstream media outlets don’t want to look partisan, so they ignore the BS hidden in plain sight, the hypocrisy and dishonesty that defines the modern Republican Party. I’m old enough to remember when Republicans insisted that anyone who said they wanted to cut Medicare was a demagogue, because I’m more than three weeks old.

    Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2012/11/30/fiscal-cliff-fictions-lets-all-agree-to-pretend-the-gop-isnt-full-of-it/#ixzz2DkAqdSSA

  • Ebogan63

    Whenever I hear ‘P.Y.T’, I gots to do the background vocals to myself :).One of my Top 5 albums of all time.

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL — Ebogan63. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – – -***Applauds — –swoons — – faints**** LOL

      Good 2 C U. :>) Ebogan. :>)

  • Miranda

    Oh sheeeett…..Nate Silver going all “Revenge of the Nerds” for real on Politico! LMAO

    Nate Silver: Politico Covers Politics Like Sports But ‘Not In An Intelligent Way At All’

    New York Times polling guru Nate Silver took aim at Politico’s brand of reporting on Friday, saying the Washington-based news outlet covers politics like sports but “not in an intelligent way at all.”

    Reflecting on Politico’s pre-election criticism of his FiveThirtyEight model, Silver told Grantland’s Bill Simmons on his “B.S. Report” podcast:

    What was remarkable to me is that you had some, like, journalist for, um, Politico, or something … who, like, tweeted … ‘All Nate’s doing is averaging polls and counting electoral votes?’ … ‘That’s the secret sauce?’ It’s like, well, yeah, and the fact that you can’t comprehend that very basic thing … that says more about you than, than about me, right?”

    more here

    • Politico is just mad because Nate correctly predicted that PBO would beat their candidate.

    • AxelFoley

  • Miranda

    Bonus Quote of the Day
    “He looked at her and got prostate cancer and quit. Giuliani just left the fight and the struggle. But quite frankly, I think Hillary Clinton was a helluva good reason to withdraw his candidacy.”

    — Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), quoted by Capital New York, recounting how Hillary Clinton cleared the field in her first U.S. Senate bid, which included Rudy Giuliani.

  • Miranda

    Joy Reid‏@TheReidReport
    God, is that you? MT @BverInFL: Karl Rove Served W/ Subpoena for Illegal Election Operations in OH http://shar.es/6gUjY / Hmmm

    • Alma98

      Get his ass!

    • rikyrah

      Hell muthaphuckin’ YES!!

    • Aquagranny911

      Caramba! Karma do it, bebe!

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda – – -Woo! Hoo! —-IT’S – – -Soooo – –ON annnd POPPIN’!!- – –

      – — —YEAH! – – -I’m – – –GLOATIN’ – —

      DEY ALL -GON—-FALL DOWN!! -Woo! Hoo!

    • I got excited then realized the article was from 2010. I thought Christmas came early this year. 🙁

  • rikyrah

    Judge Rules Louisiana School Voucher System Unconstitutional
    Casey Michel – 4:37 PM EST, Friday November 30, 2012

    A judge in Baton Rouge, La. ruled on Friday that the state’s recently implemented school voucher system is unconstitutional.

    The AP reported that State Judge Tim Kelley determined the voucher program, currently serving nearly 5,000 students in the state, improperly diverts funds allocated for the state’s public schools to private ones. Kelley also said the program unconstitutionally diverts local tax funds to private schools.

    The lawsuit, brought by a coalition of Louisiana educational organizations, will likely be appealed, according to CBS affiliate WAFB. The decision came four days after a federal judge ruled the voucher program also violated one parish’s desegregation orders.


  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -***grabbin’ my dictionary annnd Thesaurus*** LOL —

    – – –Dr. MED: – —“The RE-THUCKERS R — MONO-MANIACAL —annnd — -they have —Ostrich-like Oblivion –in their decisions – — LOL

    Luvin’ HIS HUMOR!! – -LOL – –

  • rikyrah

    November 29, 2012

    You want good comedy?

    Wow. I just watched six minutes of Sean Hannity, a personal record. In them I learned that 18 months ago the Middle East was peaceful and stable under dictators but hey they were “pro-American dictators” and now under the Obama administration the region has gone to hell. I also learned there are administration officials who are quaking under all the administration’s lies about the Benghazi Disaster and subsequent Cover-Up but hey they don’t wish indictment on themselves so the Truth eventually will out. I learned this administration ruthlessly deceived us about the Benghazi Disaster for election purposes. I learned that the Benghazi Disaster (and subsequent Cover-Up) and the 1998 Kenyan Embassy Disaster were eerily similar in their terrorist planning, but Democratic administrations just don’t get it.

    I learned nothing about 9/11’s terrorist planning. It wasn’t mentioned on Sean Hannity’s show.


  • rikyrah

    I loved this from the comments at BooMan Tribune:http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/11/29/231032/17

    McConnell burst out laughing when Geithner presented his proposal. Then he was like, “Oh, wait. You’re serious.”



    then folks were reminded of this from Turtle Lips:


    and, they TOTALLY forgot this clip of the President – one of my favorites:


    Barack Obama :I give people the benefit of the doubt. I try and understand their point of view. If I perceive they are trying to take advantage of that, then……well, I crush them…..
    (shit-faced grin)

    That was just a joke….maybe…sort of, kind of.

    And now we know. It’s not a joke.
    Priceless. Absolutely priceless.

    and finally, this video reminding folks of ‘ The Chicago Way’


    • AxelFoley

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -HAH! – –THIS oughtta SEAL the LATINO/HISPANIC VOTE – – –:>) – NOT!! — —

    – —Republicans Vote To Limit Legal Immigration In First Post-Election Reform Push – –

    – – – –In their first effort to tackle immigration reform since President Obama’s re-election, House Republicans on Friday advanced a bill that would add visas for highly skilled workers while reducing legal immigration overall. The measure, which passed by a vote of 245-139, had failed just two months ago, before Republicans lost Hispanic support in record numbers.

    – – –SNIP – —

    While 27 Democrats supported STEM, party leaders have proposed alternatives that would add visas for STEM graduates and entrepreneurs without taking away another category of visas. “Everyone agrees on STEM visas, so why aren’t we just voting on STEM visas?” Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) asked during Friday’s debate. The Obama administration, meanwhile, announced its opposition to the measure earlier this week, emphasizing its commitment to an immigration reform plan that creates a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

    – – –SNIP – – – –

    The bill received 12 fewer votes today than it did in September, when the Republicans brought it up under a suspension of the rules and needed a two-thirds vote to approve it.

    – – – -WHEN will they –EVA –LEARN – -that their DIVERSITY PROGRAM — –is an EPIC FAIL!!?- -LOL – – – –

    • qosine

      Gee – the rollout of the GOP Hispanic Outreach:

      Ted Cruz, House Bill, and now Conservative Outreach to Hispanics Primer – what a coincidence.


      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY qosine. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – -LOL — -THERE were some PARTS that had me – – – -“rollin'”! LOL – – -The CULTURE: – — -The may prefer JayZ , etc. . . ..

        UN-FLIPPIN’ – -BELIEVABLE!! :>)

        THAN U. 4 sharin’ :>) -Good 2 C U. :>) qosine. :>)

        • qosine

          They’re so pathetic. They’ll be the new moonies.

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL – – -qosine. :>) ***fist bump*** :>)

  • AxelFoley

    Greatest. Album. Of. All. Time.

    With Purple Rain a veryclose second.

    Can’t believe it’s been 30 years since Thriller came out. Sad that MJ didn’t live to see this anniversary, and won’t be around for the 40th, 50th, 60th, etc.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – -ANOTHER COMMEMORATION: –

    — —Gordon Parks’s 100th Birthday: Celebrating The Groundbreaking American Photographer’s Work In Photos – —

    – — —Today is the centennial birthday of influential American artist, Gordon Parks. The photographer, musician, writer and filmmaker, known for his striking reflections on race in the United States, would turn 100 years old if he were still alive today.

    The Kansas-born artist began his career at the age of 25, inspired by images of Depression-era migrant workers he had first seen in magazines. With a Voigtlander Brillant camera under his arm, the budding photographer leapt into the field, landing in Chicago with his own portrait business specializing in photographs of society women. During this period, Parks would move from assignment to assignment, but a chronicle of the city’s South Side would win him a coveted fellowship with the Farm Security Administration of the United States.

    – – – -SNIP —–

    – — – –A FIRST!! – – ->It wasn’t until 1969 that Parks made his indelible mark on filmmaking, writing, directing, and composing the score for the film adaptation of his autobiography, “The Learning Tree.” This was followed two years later by the hit film “Shaft,” cementing Parks as one of the first major black directors in America.


    — –Shaft (1971) – Opening Credit – –

    – – –Shaft is a 1971 American blaxploitation film directed by Gordon Parks and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. An action film with elements of film noir, Shaft tells the story of a black private detective, John Shaft, who travels through Harlem and to the Italian mob in order to find the missing daughter of a black mobster.

  • crazycanuck

    3000 more settlements. This is why the world is getting fucking fedup with Israel and their bullshit.

    You know what, I went back and edit because this situation deserves some serious swearing.

    • malletgirl02

      Not only the settlements, but I heard the Israeli settlers were attacking Palestininans in the surrounding areas. I don’t recall anything being done about it.

  • rikyrah

    Fiscal Cliff Fictions: Let’s All Agree to Pretend the GOP Isn’t Full of It

    By Michael GrunwaldNov. 30, 2012

    It’s really amazing to see political reporters dutifully passing along Republican complaints that President Obama’s opening offer in the fiscal cliff talks is just a recycled version of his old plan, when those same reporters spent the last year dutifully passing along Republican complaints that Obama had no plan. It’s even more amazing to see them pass along Republican outrage that Obama isn’t cutting Medicare enough, in the same matter-of-fact tone they used during the campaign to pass along Republican outrage that Obama was cutting Medicare.

    This isn’t just cognitive dissonance. It’s irresponsible reporting. Mainstream media outlets don’t want to look partisan, so they ignore the BS hidden in plain sight, the hypocrisy and dishonesty that defines the modern Republican Party. I’m old enough to remember when Republicans insisted that anyone who said they wanted to cut Medicare was a demagogue, because I’m more than three weeks old.

    I’ve written a lot about the GOP’s defiance of reality–its denial of climate science, its simultaneous denunciations of Medicare cuts and government health care, its insistence that debt-exploding tax cuts will somehow reduce the debt—so I often get accused of partisanship. But it’s simply a fact that Republicans controlled Washington during the fiscally irresponsible era when President Clinton’s budget surpluses were transformed into the trillion-dollar deficit that President Bush bequeathed to President Obama. (The deficit is now shrinking.) It’s simply a fact that the fiscal cliff was created in response to GOP threats to force the U.S. government to default on its obligations. The press can’t figure out how to weave those facts into the current narrative without sounding like it’s taking sides, so it simply pretends that yesterday never happened.

    Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2012/11/30/fiscal-cliff-fictions-lets-all-agree-to-pretend-the-gop-isnt-full-of-it/#ixzz2DkXQJsko

  • rikyrah

    McConnell’s vision of a ‘compromise’
    By Steve Benen
    Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:59 PM EST.

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), not surprisingly, has no use for President Obama’s $4 trillion reduction/economic stimulus plan. Greg Sargent, however, flags the Republican’s vision of what a bipartisan agreement would look like.


    If this sounds vaguely familiar, there’s a good reason: it’s the blueprint of the plan Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Sunday he could support.

    What I hope the political world — policymakers, Sunday show participants, etc. — will consider as we go into the weekend is how truly baffling McConnell’s concept of a “compromise” really is.

    Despite an election cycle in which Democrats did very well up and down the ballot, the Senate GOP leader envisions an agreement in which Republicans get the Medicare cuts they want, Republicans get the Social Security cuts they want, and Republicans get the tax rates they want. In exchange, McConnell would give Democrats Mitt Romney’s revenue plan.



  • rikyrah

    The president who must not be named
    By Steve Benen
    Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:49 PM EST

    The Wall Street Journal editorial page believes President Obama has an “economic growth deficit,” and publishes an image comparing GDP by year under Presidents Reagan, Clinton, and Obama.

    Now, in a comparison like this, context is everything. Reagan and Clinton didn’t inherit global economic catastrophes, didn’t need mandatory Senate supermajorities to pass legislation, didn’t have debt-ceiling fiascos to put up with, didn’t have the luxury of getting economic boosts from the Fed lowering interest rates, etc. All of these relevant details went unmentioned.

    But Jon Chait notices something else omitted from the WSJ visual.

    No George W. Bush! Possibly there wasn’t enough room. Or possibly the lesson of the most recent former president, whose tax cuts are set to expire and who presided over poor economic growth, might not offer the lesson the Journal editorial page is seeking to convey


  • crazycanuck

    I’m just going to relax and chill this whole weekend. With all this talk of wine, I was going to buy some tonight, but dam it’s cold, I didn’t want to stop anywhere lol.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY crazycanuck — ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – — –SPECIAL DELIVERY. :>)– – -ENJOY :>)

      Good 2 C U. CC. :>)

      • crazycanuck

        Oh man, now I wished I stopped. Virtual is almost as good lol.

        • GreenLadyHere

          crazycanuck. LOL – – -ENJOY. :>)

  • itgurl_29

    This is the most underrated song on the greatest album of all time. It’s a real gem that never gets its due outside the hardcore MJ fan base:

    • AxelFoley

      Love this song. Human Nature and The Lady In My Life are my favorites of the songs on Thriller that don’t get enough props.

      • GreenLadyHere

        AxelFoley — DOUBLE –***fist bump*** — -:>) –

        – – – – –Michael Jackson – Human Nature – -***TEARS*** –annnd ***smiles***

        Love the syncopation annnd harmony. :>) – –ENJOY. :>)

    • QOakaJP

      “Baby Be Mine” is the only cut on the album that I’ve never heard get airplay.I love it though. IMO, the only change I would’ve made to Thriller is to switch out “The Girl is Mine” ( an scored #1 hit, but kinda corny) with “Say Say Say” (one of the great 80’s jams of all time.)

      • PBomb

        Say Say Say is one of my favorites. Human Nature is too!

      • TyrenM

        That was probably part of the deal – put “Say Say Say” on Paul McCartney’s album. Of course, this was before Michael bought the Beatles Catalog lol.

  • The right wing freakout continues!

    Santelli Throws a Tantrum and Storms Off Air Because Pro-Obama CEO Paying Dividends Before Tax Hikes

    By David

    CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli, who is credited with helping to launch the tea party movement, flew into a rage and stomped off camera on Friday because a supporter of President Obama plans to pay shareholders a dividend before taxes are scheduled to go up at the end of the year.

    During a discussion on CNBC’s Squawk Box, senior economic reporter Steve Liesman observed that the government could “extract more from the wealthy and even from business” as a part a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.

    Santelli interrupted by pointing to a Wall Street Journal op-ed that criticized former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal because the company he founded intends to pay out dividends before before the Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire at the end of the year.

    “He spoke at the Democratic National Convention!” Santelli shouted. “You know, doesn’t that bug you a little bit? It’s very depressing that people that claim the president’s fairness, those wealthy people that he wants to go after? They escape it. They escape it.”

    MORE: http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/santelli-throws-tantrum-and-storms-air-becau

    • AxelFoley

      Santelli was the asshole who started this whole Tea Party bullshit. Someone needs to remind America of that.

    • aleth

      Who cares satellite? It’s over….

      • conlakappa

        Pushing a sad and light game. Pity the wealthy. What is this, pre-Revolution in France?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – – -FIRST!! – — –DOIN’ A HAPPY DANCE!! – -LOL – –

    “CAUSE!!! – — —

    – – –John McCain Has Same Iranian Business Investments As Susan Rice – —

    – — —Republicans aimed criticism at U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice Thursday for having modest stakes in companies that did business with Iran. And while the revelation has driven new questions and fodder for those opposing her nomination as secretary of state, one of Rice’s most vocal critics, Senator John McCain, maintains investments in two of the same companies — ENI and Royal Dutch Shell –through funds revealed in his financial disclosures.

    McCain holds stock holds between $1,000-$15,000 in the JPMorgan International Value Fund through his spouse, according to his 2011 financial disclosure form. 3.6% of the fund is currently invested in Royal Dutch Shell, the dutch oil company which owes Iran more than $1 billion in oil payments.

    Also through his wife, McCain holds additional investment valued between $1,000-$15,000 in the T. Rowe Price Overseas Stock Fund.One of the fund’s ten largest holdings is also in Royal Dutch Shell.

    In addition to Royal Dutch Shell, 2.9% of the JPMorgan International Value Fund’s investment are in the Italian international oil company ENI. While ENI has stated it no longer does business with Iran, the company has a waiver from sanctions to collect more than $1 billion Iran owes them through pre-sanctions deals. — —

    – –SCA-USE me – -McANCIENT!!!??? — —WHA’!???- – – -WHA’?? –

    – – – —–I THOUGHT SO!! – –HAH!

  • gc

    Joe Jackson’s stroke is considered “mild.”

    • crazycanuck

      Apparently he had 2 strokes before, I never knew that.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — BWAHAHA – – – -He 4-got that he NEEDED someone 2 GET

    DA COFFEE annnd DO da FILIN’ – — — FIXED!! — -LOL —

    – —Boehner appoints woman to chair a committee – – – LOL – –

    — —House Speaker John Boehner named Rep. Candice Miller of Michigan as the chairman of the House Administration Committee on Friday, three days after the Republican conference took heat for electing only males as committee heads.

    “From ensuring the House runs efficiently and smoothly, to making Congress more open and accessible, Candice has a big job ahead as chairman of the House Administration Committee,” Boehner said in the statement.

    Miller had originally run to lead the Homeland Security Committee, but lost out to Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas. While other committee chairs are elected by the entire GOP conference, the House Administration Committee chair is appointed by the speaker.

    In a statement, Miller said she is “both humbled and honored” by the appointment.

    – – -LOL – – – -SWEETIE — -U R an — -AFTERTHOUGHT!! – – –

    – — Look at your JOB DESCRIPTION: – – – ->

    — —-“From ensuring the House runs efficiently and smoothly, –[i.e., makin’ da coffee, filin’ da papers]- — to making Congress more open and accessible, —[Glorified –RECEPTIONIST]– –— –LOL — —

    Congratulations??????? – —LOL

    • conlakappa

      It is always some woman you have never heard of. No war on women!!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY conlakappa – -***BIG HUG*** :>)

        — –***fist bump*** – –I KNOW HUH??? – –LOL

        No WONDER she’s sooo HAPPY! LOL.

        Good 2 hear from U conlakappa. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda —UH! -OH!. – – -“Krispie Kreme” –done –MORPHED! -LOL —

    – – –New Jersey GOP Uses Hurricane Sandy To Oppose Minimum Wage Hike – –

    — – –The New Jersey State Senate voted yesterday to increase the Garden State’s minimum wage to $8.50 per hour, a $1.50 raise that would be effective March 1st. Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) has threatened to veto the bill, due to a provision that would automatically increase the minimum wage according to inflation.

    Several New Jersey Republicans tried to use the recent Hurricane Sandy — which decimated Jersey’s shoreline — as justification for opposing the increase:

    The aftermath of Sandy, which changed so much about the state, was ever-present in Thursday’s two-hour debate on the Senate floor, giving another wrinkle to a debate that’s largely a moral and philosophical battle. It was still that on the Senate floor Thursday, with Republicans saying a minimum wage increase would hurt businesses and could force layoffs, and Democrats asserting that it’s wrong for New Jerseyans to be paid so little in a place where it’s expensive to live.

    Republican Sen. Jennifer Beck, R-Red Bank, said she supports raising minimum wage but said the storm made this the wrong time to do it. She told of small shore business owners “still sweeping up glass” and wondering if their businesses would survive the winter. “Our Legislature’s first response following a hurricane that devastated thousands is not a helping hand but a greater burden,” she said.

    Christie also used that line of reasoning:

    – –Sooo WHA’ –happened 2 da –kinder –gentler – -gov.??? – —LOL

  • Camille

    When one brings on a bitter slanderous, racist hack who spins spurious tales to sell a book based largely on made up gossip, introduces the hack as one of their “good friends”, it largely defines one, ones motives and other questionable endeavors and dalliances one has previously engaged in.

    Tonight Rachel Maddow had her “good friend” the racist hack Ron Suskind on her show to continue with his “evaluation” of President Obama and his administration.

    How on earth a random gossip rag style asshole with absolutely no governing, strategic or legislative experience gets to unilaterally appoint and elevate himself to a position where he gets to “evaluate” a President so intellectually and intrinsically superior to Ron Suskind in every way, boggles the mind.

    The idea that Rachel Maddow and her ilk actually embrace, indulge and actively promote this shallow, agenda-driven petty, little spiteful man with his intensely glaring inferiority complex, is for better or worse, quite telling.

    Is there no end is sight to the madness?

    Ron Suskind’s attempts at green-eyed anti-Obama fiction will come in quite handy this Christmas – to feed fires in the homes of people who can stand the toxic releases from his crap of a book.

    • qosine

      I hate Ron Suskind. I started thinking about Dr. Rice, with her Strategic Leadership model for the way forward. So I looked up Mr. Jeh Johnson. And gee, look at his accomplishments. Never heard about this from Maddow’ or Suskind.

    • AxelFoley

      One more reason why Rachel can go fuck herself. Can’t stand that self-important chick.

    • rikyrah

      thank you Camille

  • qosine

    Meet Mr. Jeh C. Johnson, General Counsel of the Department of Defense.
    Notice his accomplishments? Remember who took credit?
    In light of his role as senior legal adviser to the largest government agency in the world, responsible for the work of over 10,000 lawyers, it is no understatement to describe Johnson as one of the powerful and influential lawyers in the entire federal government.

    During the almost two and a half years that Johnson has served as General Counsel, he has worked on a wide range of important and challenging issues. He played a major role in the successful repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” co-authoring a report (with General Carter Ham) that was praised by the Washington Post for “its honest, thorough and respectful handling of a delicate subject,” and by journalist Andrew Sullivan as “extremely calm and fair” and “one of the most impressive reports I’ve read from a government agency.” (Johnson confided to me that much of the writing style in the report reflects years of training as a Paul Weiss litigation associate.) More recently, Johnson advised the White House about military activities in Libya.

    By David Lat, An Afternoon With Jeh Johnson, General Counsel of the Defense Department



    • isonprize

      um, whispering, ….uh…. clearing my throat ….

      How do you pronounce Mr. Johnson’s first name?

      • qosine

        Pronounced “Jay” – and more greatness about him

        Jeh Charles Johnson (born September 11, 1957)[1] is an American civil and criminal trial lawyer, currently serving as General Counsel of the Department of Defense. Johnson is a graduate of Morehouse College and Columbia Law School, and is grandson of noted sociologist and Fisk University president Dr. Charles S. Johnson.

        Johnson’s first name (pronounced “Jay”) is taken from a Liberian chief who reportedly saved his grandfather’s life while Dr. Johnson was on a League of Nations mission to Liberia in 1930.[2]

        • isonprize

          thx, qosine….

        • rikyrah

          ah….thanks for the explanation on his name.

    • dannie22

      im watching jeh johnson on maddow. of course she follows with this suskind character. its on mute now lol. u cant tell me that maddow isnt just a hater. it galls her to see intelligent black folk in power. shes a rhodes scholar and shes a damn cable show host!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – — -NOW THIS –is a -“COMMUNITY ACTION” – FUBU-like! :>) –

    – — –‘Around The Way’ app locates black-owned businesses – –

    – – –A new app “Around The Way” locates black-owned business all over the country, according to The North Star News.

    The New York-based company has teamed up with Washington, D.C.-based mobile-app development firm Clearly Innovative to create this app that aims to “empower and support black-owned businesses.

    “Other ethnic groups have been supporting their own businesses literally for thousands of years,” said Eric Hamilton, chief marketing officer and co-founder of Around The Way. “Around The Way is our attempt at doing what other ethnic and racial groups have been doing for a long time.”

    Currently, the app is only available for the Apple iPhone in the Apple app store, but the company plans to expand to Android in early 2013. The app currently can locate over 17,000 black-owned businesses in the 50 states, mostly in New York City and other Metropolitan areas, but black businesses can add their own business on the company’s website.

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Black-Owned Business: 2007, there were more than 1.7 million black-owned businesses in America, who together recorded revenues of $137 billion that same year.
    – – -SNIP —

    Around The Way is partnering with the New York African American Chamber of Commerce and other black chambers with a goal of empowering black-owned businesses by executing on the following goals:

    THIS is — -DA BIZNESS! — – Woo! Hoo! :>)

    • AxelFoley

      Around The Way? LL’s gonna come looking for royalties.

      “I wanna store with extensions in its hair…”

      Wait, what?

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL AxelFoley. – — – BWAHAHA – – -U R a NUT!! :>)

        – – -O KNOW -HUH! -? :>) —“1 STOP! – – -1 SHOP!” — –

        Da BIZNESS! :>) –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – -The Political Carnival has a BLISTERIN’ piece on Karl Rove annnd da RE-THUCKERS!! – –Oooooo-weeeeee! LOL – – –

    — –Karl Rove to GOP: Just don’t *sound* intolerant.

    — —Republicans are struggling to reinvent themselves, but that’s not going to be easy. They’ve stubbornly adhered to their extreme and/or small-minded conservative beliefs and policies, because that’s who they are, at least for the most part. Here are a few examples from a post I wrote back in 2011 during the Wisconsin protests:

    The GOP has no foresight or grasp of the health of our planet and wants to do away with the Environmental Protection Agency.

    The GOP wants to do away with unions.

    The GOP wants to do away with the middle class.

    The GOP wants to do away with the Democratic party.
    – – -SNIP – —

    You can listen to the short audio clip of Rove’s mumbo-jumbo here.
    THERE IS MORE. – – –

    Good reminders of ALL THEIR – – -EVIL/VILE POLICIES!! — -geesh!

  • GreenLadyHere

    HEY PBOMB. ***BIG HUG** :>)

    4 U annd QOakaJP: – – -:>) – —

    – — –Say Say Say by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson – –ENJOY! :>)

    Good 2 C BOTH of U. :>) – —

  • GreenLadyHere


    – — – —– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooc5eJc5SHA“>CHRISTMAS DREAMS ♥— -:>) – –

    – – — – – – -UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT♥ :>) – – – — –