November 27, 2014

Friday Afternoon Thread: Chicago Soul – Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and for composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film  Super Fly, Mayfield is highly regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music.  He was also a multi-instrumentalist who played the guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, and drums. Mayfield is a winner of both the  Grammy Legend Award (in 1994) and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (in 1995), and he was a double inductee into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  He is also a two-time Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.

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  • Alma98

    I wasn’t going to comment today but you broke me down with Curtis Mayfield. Dammit Miranda! Good afternoon all.

    • Miranda

      LOL! Hey Alma!

      • Alma98

        Hey!

  • rikyrah

    Mayfield was DA MAN

  • rikyrah

    LUVVIE HAS HER SCANDAL RECAP UP:

    Olivia, You in Danger, Girl: Scandal Episode 218 Recap

    Yo. YOOOOOOOO! This last episode of Scandal slayed me in a way that nothing of fiction has ever slayed me before. Not even when Mufasa died on Lion King was I this unable to deal. It rendered me so helpless that I couldn’t e’em write this recap last night. It ended and I was throwing things and yelling like a banshee.

    No one show should have ALL this power! Shonda and her team jabbed us and then punched us in the gut and then ended it with an uppercut to the chin. ALL in the last 10 minutes. The threw in so much drama at the end of the show that my last 10 tweets were nothing but WHATTTTTTT?? And OHMYGOODNESS and I CANNNOOOOTTT! Anyway, let’s just get into it.

    http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2013/04/you-in-danger-girl-scandal-218-recap.html#comment-129021

  • isonprize

    Miranda, if you had asked me, you coulda spent a whole WEEK on Curtis Mayfield.

  • rikyrah

    The right’s lingering ’47 percent’ problem

    By Steve Benen
    Fri Apr 5, 2013 12:56 PM EDT

    Following up on an item from a few months ago, those who saw Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video as a “gaffe” missed the salience of the recorded remarks. The failed candidate didn’t misspeak or stumble over his words; he created a firestorm by giving voice to a far-right ideology that condemns much of the country for being “dependent upon government” and believing that “government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

    After the election, it became fashionable in some Republican circles to not only blame the “47 percent” video for the party’s 2012 difficulties, but also to condemn at least part of the message as needlessly divisive. But just below the surface, the party’s “47 percent” problem never really went away.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/04/05/17617684-the-rights-lingering-47-percent-problem?lite

  • qosine

    Miranda, you put the BEST music up – just weeks of greatness.
    Thanks!

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Politico posts a video show Jay Carney CLEARLY saying PBO called Kamala Harris to apologize for the distraction his comments caused, but in the written article, they claim — with no proof — that Carney later on said PBO apologized for the remark. Adam Serwer is now gloating on Twitter claiming PBO apologized and points to the Politico article.

    Here’s the link: http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/04/obama-apologizes-to-kamala-harris-160956.html?hp=t3_3

    • Alma98

      They don’t care Sepia, they just want clicks but now they have backed their asses into a corner. Because the next time one of their heroes f**ck up, we get to call them out the on their racist double standard.

    • jziglar

      These people just blatantly lie even when the facts are right in their face. This is all about destroying the Obama’s and nothing else.

    • Miranda

      Dumb ass Zerlina is gloating too. They think this is a game.

      • jziglar

        I don’t have a twitter account but I hope people are pushing back on this nonsense.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Miranda- — HAH!- – –YA MEAN- – – -THIS — -LONELY- — AIN’T GOT NO BASE — -Zerlina!- –

        – –She needsta- — -TALK ——-2 da HAND!! – —

        – –THIS —is a GLOAT!!- – -LOL- -

      • Alma98

        That piece of shit she wrote for The Grio is something else. She was basically dressing down the president, it’s disgusting. I’m so mad right now I can’t think straight. Has anyone called her silly ass out about the fat Christie article yet?

      • Tafr

        She seems immature and full of herself. First of all the president made that comment at a private fundraiser. Zerlina was so quick to get the white feminist nod that she got that very important detail wrong. Again I am a little sad that she is a law student considering attention to detail is important for that profession. Also who the hell does she think she is telling the president how to talk to his friend? She got some nerve with her sorry ass. Let her keep talking because as Greenlady said those emos will never accept her ass. Those clowns feed off folks such as Zerlina and are quick to turn against them when they see fit.

        • jziglar

          When Obama is out of office the media will end all of their contracts with the emo blacks and we will rarely see or hear from them again. They better save up and invest because they will be out of a job Jan . 2017.

  • Miranda

    I simply cannot say with enough contempt and disgust how much I despise the Professional Left, Emoprogs and these so called feminists. I really cannot.

    • Alma98

      Ditto!

    • Tafr

      I am with you Miranda I cannot stand these assholes. These fake feminist, hipster, smarter than thou, racist assholes have no idea that folks are watching them act a fool. They think they are going to get their chosen candidate in 2016 acting a fool they got another thing coming. Hell I do not call myself a dem or a liberal anymore thanks to these clowns.

      • jziglar

        And it’s a shame because there are a lot of good dems out there but these people try to shout others down and act like they are the authority.

        • qosine

          Yes

        • Tafr

          Yea I know. I will always vote dem always. However, it is difficult to call myself a dem especially after the Hillary Obama primaries. I am not in love with the party like I once was. I will never be a republican never.

          • nathkatun7

            Don’t let them derail you, Tafr! The emoprogs/professional left/purity progressives are NOT the base of the Democratic party. They are basically nothing but paper tigers who are enabled by the mainstream media (MSM). The goal of the MSM is to undermine President Obama. Like the GOP, the MSM were absolutely sure that President Obama would be a one term President. They are so angry that he was re-elected, and they’ve been doing everything, since Nov.6, 2012, to undermine his second term. That’s why they are giving amplified megaphones to the so called liberals/progressives/leftists who are eager to trash the President. Many of these liberal/progressives/leftist who hate the President had very little, or nothing, to do with his election in 2208, and his re-election in 2012. Nevertheless, they get to go on T.V. and falsely claim that they represent the base of the Democratic party. The emoprogs/professiona left/purity progressives do not represent the base of the Democratic party. Most of them vote for the “Green Party” or supporters of Ralph Nader. Others, like Glenn Greenwald, are libertarians who support Ran Paul and Rand Paul.

    • qosine

      I think they’re just right wingers without the “social conservative” side. They embrace the same economic libertarian policies, no matter how much they scream about “chained CPI.” PBO ignored them from the jump – probably first picked up on their type when he worked for Nader’s PIRG in NY. I despise them, since unlike the avowed right, they lie, particularly about this president. I despise the right, of course, too.

      • Miranda

        You’re right…they are basically right wingers that don’t go to church – that’s it.

        • itgurl_29

          This right here!!!

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Same here. Oh, and don’t forget the Net Root Negroes. They’ll do anything to sit at the “Cool Kids Table”.

      • qosine

        Yep

    • Kennymack1971

      I’m right there with you Miranda. These bitchmade, weak ass, back stabbing ‘allies’ can all go to hell as far as I’m concerned.

    • nathkatun7

      You are not alone, Miranda! I am totally through with them. Thankfully, most of them have no clue about how the political system works. I still think the majority of sane Democrats still support President Obama. Contrary to their delusions, they are NOT the base of the Democratic party. If they were, President Obama would not have beed re-elected.

  • rikyrah

    Changing clips sometimes takes more than ‘a second’

    By Steve Benen
    Fri Apr 5, 2013 12:27 PM EDT

    Opponents of new gun laws have struggled at times to explain why limits on high-capacity gun clips are a bad idea. These limits aren’t unconstitutional; they don’t affect hunters; and they don’t prevent Americans from buying firearms to protect themselves. They might, however, help take the “mass” out of “mass shootings.”

    So why balk? Wayne LaPierre argued yesterday that such limits are unnecessary because they’d have no practical value — the speed with which a shooter can change clips is just too quick.

    National Rifle Association vice president Wayne LaPierre said Tuesday that there was no evidence smaller magazines would have resulted in fewer deaths at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school where 20 children and six educators were killed late last year.

    “People that know guns — you can change magazine clips in a second,” LaPierre told Fox News. “There’s no evidence that anything would have changed.”

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/04/05/17617423-changing-clips-sometimes-takes-more-than-a-second?lite

  • rikyrah

    Sequestration takes a toll on cancer patients, Medicare
    By Steve Benen
    Fri Apr 5, 2013 11:11 AM EDT

    A funny thing happened on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show yesterday. The Republican host was complaining about a Washington Post report on sequestration cuts hurting cancer patients in the Medicare program, and told his listeners to ignore the news. “All of this is manufactured and made up,” Limbaugh said. How does he know? Because the sequester didn’t include “any cuts in Medicare,” he added.

    And then Limbaugh got a call from a conservative oncologist — in this case, a physician who apparently shares the host’s worldview and has no use for the Washington Post — who conceded that the report is, in fact, accurate, forcing Limbaugh to change the subject.

    Sequestration cuts are affecting Medicare — though not as much as some other programs — and as Sarah Kliff explained, cancer clinics really are turning away thousands of patients as a result of the Republican spending cuts.

    But if Medicare was supposed to be shielded from the sequestration policy, how is this happening? It has to do with how medical offices are reimbursed for medications that need to be administered by a physician — such as those given to cancer patients.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/04/05/17616730-sequestration-takes-a-toll-on-cancer-patients-medicare?lite

  • rikyrah

    And then there were four

    By Steve Benen
    Fri Apr 5, 2013 10:33 AM EDT.

    After Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) endorsed marriage equality yesterday, I figured we might not see any additional progress, at least for a while. There were only six Senate Democrats remaining who haven’t offered their support for same-sex marriage, but all six represent “red” states.

    My assumptions, I’m pleased to report, were wrong. This morning, freshman Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) of North Dakota issued a statement endorsing marriage equality.

    “In speaking with North Dakotans from every corner of our great state, and much personal reflection, I have concluded the federal government should no longer discriminate against people who want to make lifelong, loving commitments to each other or interfere in personal, private, and intimate relationships. I view the ability of anyone to marry as a logical extension of this belief. The makeup of families is changing, but the importance of family is enduring.”

    Almost immediately after Heitkamp’s announcement, freshman Sen. Joe Donnelly (D) of Indiana published a statement saying he, too, supports equal marriage rights for all.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/04/05/17616408-and-then-there-were-four?lite

  • Miranda

    oh.my.God……………………I………..I really………….can not

    Tina Brown ‏@TheTinaBeast36m
    I introduced Oprah to my beloved housekeeper, Cynthia. Very happy moment. #WIW13

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BHG-6CNCIAAiFiR.png:large

    • Alma98

      WOW! WOW! WOW!

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      But wait…

      Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Verified account @RosLehtinen 6m
      Oh yes, we’ve all been there…“@TheTinaBeast: I introduced Oprah to my beloved housekeeper, Cynthia. Very happy moment. #WIW13”

      White women have lost their damn minds!

      • isonprize

        uh uh. NOPE, some of them have always been this way. They are just getting the light shone on their madness.

    • MsKitty

      Doesn’t it just tug at your heartstrings? I think I need a kleenex.

      (what year is this again?)

      • conlakappa

        The Help is on cable and Oprah is putting out photos of her as Sophia; What is old is new again. Or something like that.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Geez. Why thankee Missy Ann! That wus so humblin of you.

      Wannabe Scarlet O Hara bitch.

    • Rhoda

      Wow.

    • Daltex82

      Well that sho was nice of Mrs. Daisy ~eye roll~

    • Gc

      When my mother married into my father’s family she was gifted with a black housekeeper. Mother thought it was a repulsive idea and turned it down.

    • rikyrah

      uh uh uh

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda- – – -“O lawdy ha’mercy!- -I’s soo happy 2 make yer ‘quaintence!!”– – -***LOW CURTSY**- – -geeeeSH!!–

      Sooo- –WE NOT – -POST-RACIAL!??- – –WE ANTEBELLUM!!??

      EVEN THEY had RESPECT 4 THEMSELVES!!– -***shakin’ my head***- -

  • rikyrah

    The Morning Plum: Why Obama wants a Grand Bargain

    Posted by Greg Sargent on April 5, 2013 at 9:15 am

    The news of the morning is that President Obama will propose a budget next week that includes specific cuts in Social Security and Medicare along with new revenues — an effort to bring Republicans back to the table for a “Grand Bargain” to replace the sequester.

    The entitlement cuts include Chained CPI for Social Security and a combination of means testing and provider-side cuts on Medicare, in addition to other spending cuts, which will anger liberal Democrats. Chained CPI is a fancy way of describing what is a real benefits cut. The budget seeks $580 billion in new revenues via closing loopholes enjoyed by the wealthy and oil and gas companies. There will reportedly be some new spending offset by money raised elsewhere — which is designed to prove that you can reduce the deficit and spend to prime the economy and help the middle class at the same time.

    At a certain level, this shouldn’t surprise anybody. On entitlements, Obama is merely reiterating what he’s previously offered John Boehner, and it has long been clear that this offer is still on the table. Many liberals have long suspected that Obama actively wants to cut entitlements. So here is my understanding of White House thinking on why a Grand Bargain is a good outcome.

    Obama and his advisers don’t necessarily view Chained CPI as good policy. But they think a Grand Bargain is ultimately a better outcome than continued sequestration, and the only way to the former is to peel off individual Republicans who are open to new revenues. They believe a Grand Bargain is good for Democrats in general, because it essentially would lock in a medium-term agreement over core disputes — about the safety net and about the size of government, and who should pay for it — that have produced a debilitating stalemate in Washington.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/04/05/the-morning-plum-why-obama-wants-a-grand-bargain/

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Can someone please explain what Adam Serwer means by this tweet:

    http://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/320254106499436545

    • Miranda

      It means nobody’s looking at you pickaninny’s anyway.

      • itgurl_29

        He disgusts me. Ugh.

        And I’m telling y’all though, like I said yesterday, this is ALL about the race of the woman he complimented. It’s just like they hate when he goes on and on about how beautiful his wife is. It’s why they hate that he calls his daughters beautiful. They are mad that he ain’t checking for their white asses. That’s all it comes down to. That’s what all this outrage is about. And it bothers them even more so because he is biracial and has dated white women in the past. And they can’t get over, that this man with a white mother, chose to marry a black woman, and have black babies. They can’t stand that he dated white women and chose to marry a black one. They can’t stand that when he was with that one white chick, who was so sprung she had all his letters even 30 years later, he actually described his dream woman to her and the white girl could sense he was talking about a sista!! The can’t stand that he used his white girlfriend for a place to stay! They can’t stand that when she told him she loved him, all he said to her was “thank you” and yet he treats black Michelle like a fucking queen, declaring his love for the entire world to see!!

        They can’t stand that he admires black beauty. So they bitch when he calls Kamala good looking. Because they know deep down, their white asses most likely would never even catch his eye..

        • Daltex82

          All of this!

        • TresL

          Amen, sister amen! You and Rhoda both are in my head. I was thinking this same thing yesterday and Rhoda’s comment on the earlier thread started what you just completed. They wonder how did PBO escape their clutches and they don’t like the answer. Ha! They think that all black men want to be with white women. Not only is it not true but I’ve found in my own personal experiences that the lighter the black man is the more likely he is to be with a darker skinned black woman. PBO’s choice is no surprise to me.

          Also, it’s okay for them to treat him differently because he’s black but any time he does anything that confirms his blackness they lose their shit. They are basically saying even though you are black don’t be black!

          As for Zerlina, all I can say is SEEK HELP!

        • Miranda

          “The can’t stand that he used his white girlfriend for a place to stay!”

          _______________________I can’t stop laughing.

          • itgurl_29

            According to her diaries that she gave that author, he was up in HER apartment for months and had the nerve to have an attitude up in her house like he didn’t wanna be around her. So when they see how wonderful he is to Michelle, they just can’t understand it.

          • Alma98

            Don’t forget he was lounging around wearing a sarong and reading the paper. hahahahaha!

          • itgurl_29

            To paraphrase Kanye, “And when he got on, he left your ass for a black girl.”

          • Alma98

            LOL!

          • Tafr

            LOL

          • Miranda

            ___________I have to say it – you know that’s a n***** move if ever there was one_________OMG – all it needs is a hot beat and a good hook.

          • itgurl_29

            I bet she paid for all their dates too. Cuz he didn’t even bother to “court” before he slept with her. He met her at a party, invited her to his house the very next day, and slept with her that night. No wining and dining. Contrast that to his first date with Michelle, which lasted all day, including the museum and the movies. LOL.

          • Miranda

            And all he got was a kiss that he said tasted like chocolate. LOL

        • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

          AMEN!

          And I still chuckle at his “Thank you” response.

          • Alma98

            Ok! that was hilarious as hell. “I love you” PBO, ” Thank you”.

          • itgurl_29

            I got my life when I read that!

            I’d never let that be me. And I sure as hell would not want the world to ever know that happened to me! And then she had the nerve to sit up and write about him and wonder why he was so distant. What a stupid woman. LOL. She was a place to stay and an easy lay. They were mad as hell when they read that Vanity Fair article. LOL

          • GOVCHRIS1988

            BALLIN!!!! Needs to be the Pres. theme song.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/JamilaJP QOakaJP

          ^^ End. Of. Discussion.

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        That’s what I thought it meant but I wanted to be sure I wasn’t trippin’.

      • http://twitter.com/DAOWENS44 Dannie Owens

        thats what i thought

        • http://twitter.com/DAOWENS44 Dannie Owens

          its dannie22 but disqus is evil

    • Alma98

      Well you know men usually find us black women ugly, fat and riddled with disease Sepia. God forbid we’re thought of as beautiful as white women. He won’t get called out for it though, oh the irony. smh
      I just had another thought about this whole thing Sepia, I think Kamala Harris’s skin color played a part in this too. I wonder if she were a darker sista would it even be mentioned. What you think?

      • rikyrah

        if she were Michelle’s skin tone, the crazy would be amplified 10 fold

        • Alma98

          You think? I was thinking about how white people view lighter skinned black folks. For example that tweet someone put up the other day about Karen Finney. It was about how light she was and if MSNBC hadn’t said she was African-American no one would know.

          • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

            That’s what I was thinking, too. I don’t think they knew Harris is Black. But I definitely see where Rikyrah and Itgurl are coming from.

          • rikyrah

            I’m not trying to be funny, but how the hell you gonna look at Kamala Harris and NOT KNOW SHE’S BLACK?

          • Alma98

            You’d be surprised at how some white folks view light skinned blacks rikyrah. My husband has had people argue with him about what he is. He’s been labeled everything but black, it’s crazy!

          • rikyrah

            Kamala and Karen Finney are the same shade as me, and in my entire life, in THESE United States, nobody has ever called me anything other than Black.
            when I went to Brazil, it was a little crazy, but not here in the good Old US of A

          • itgurl_29

            Yeah, I know they can’t spot a negro like we can. But I can understand them being confused by Karen Finney. But Kamala? No. She actually looks like she could be PBO’s sister.

          • rikyrah

            I don’t understand Karen. I see it from a mile away. She’s a light-skinned Black woman. She’s not even high yella

          • itgurl_29

            This outrage wasn’t to defend Kamala. It was to chastise the President for calling a black women good looking. If Kamala were a few shades darker, they would have hollered even more.

      • itgurl_29

        There would have been an even greater outcry. It’s bad enough for a brown skinned mixed black woman to be called attractive. But a dark skinned sista? I think the poutrage would have been a few more decibels louder.

        • Alma98

          OK I see what you & rikyrah mean, just wondering out loud.

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        Hmmm….Considering the feminist track record when it comes to FLOTUS and Quvenzhane Wallis…*crickets*

  • GreenLadyHere

    - – -GOOD AFTERNOON Miranda/POU FAM♥ —SMOOTHE CURTISsssss! :>) Makes ME FEEL LIKE THIS as I LISTEN 2 ALL HIS VARIETIES of SONGS!! :>)- –

    –Usta ***cry** as I listened 2- – -“FREDDIE]s DEAD.”- –:>)

    Miranda- —YOUR MUSIC VAULT- –It’s- – -[BEYOND] – Alright!! :>)- -Woo! Hoo! — –THANK U. :>) —

    – —–Soooo- –People Get Ready- – Gonna B a – -FUN rest of the day. :>)

  • lamh36

    Another baby for Halle Berry, let’s hope this new don’t turn out to be a racist like the last guy! I’m just sayin!

    http://todayentertainment.today.com/_news/2013/04/05/17618344-halle-berry-expecting-second-child?lite

    • Rhoda

      LOL. My Mom’s always saying, you gotta watch out for crazy beautiful, it’ll drive you insane.

    • isonprize

      I have always said that Halle Berry is crazy as crazy comes. COOcoo for Cocoa puffs! For real.

      • Gc

        At east she acknowledges her pregnancy, more than Kim .Kookdashian does.

        • isonprize

          uh, yeah okay… LOLOL Using KimK as a point of comparison? uh, okay, sure… LOLOL

          • crazycanuck

            well they both cray cray

      • conlakappa

        Stories I have heard verify what you say.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY lamh36, ***BIG HUG*** :>)
      — -***BIG Siiiiiigh***- – Iff she -“LIVED in ANOTHER PART of TOWN”- – –WHAT would she B CALLED.??- –geesh!!- —

      I’m disappointedly- — -DISGUSTED!!- — -WHAT she gon tell her children???– – -[THIS goes 4 – -ALLA these – —RICH- -“BABY’s MOMMAS”!]

      Good 2 C U lamh36. [Prayers 4 your mom. :>) ]

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      God Bless the child that has his own….

    • itgurl_29

      Congrats to her and I wish her a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby. But Halle has gotten crazy. I can’t wait to see how long this baby daddy’s gonna be around.

  • jziglar

    Between this Kamala Harris thing and the chained cpi freakout I’m just exhausted from hearing the poutrage. I think people from other countries see what goes on in this country and just shake their heads and laugh and think many in this country are simply pathetic. We focus on the most trivial things when this country has a ton of issues to deal with. Chained cpi has been supported by numerous progressive economic groups and even the late Bob Ball who was the biggest defender of Social Security and lead the SSA. I never heard these “progressives” challenging them when they said chained cpi could be a possible solution. Liberals should examine the entire policy and get the full details instead of just assuming. Also this could be a tactic so that the GOP can’t claim that he hasn’t proposed any reforms. Too many people today talk out of the side of their mouth before knowing what they are talking about.

    • Kennymack1971

      How dare you! Talking common sense and using actual facts instead of poutraging! /snark

    • nathkatun7

      jziglar, I am just as exhausted as you are. I’ve totally had it with the liberals/progressives/leftists, or whatever they are all calling themselves, for their freak out because the President complemented our CA AG for being the best looking AG after he had praised her for her smarts, leadership and dedication. May be people are jealous, but the truth is Kamala Harris is the best looking AG in the United States. Period. End of story!

  • Miranda

    Just so we know how completely shallow this bitchfest was over PBO’s compliment to AG Harris….here’s a reminder of how these idiots really feel about black women and girls in their quest for female equality: (hint: they dont feel shit)

    http://ideologicallyimpure.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/fuck-off-jezebel-quvenzhane-wallis-is-too-good-for-your-shit-edition/

    • Tafr

      Yea that kid is some kind of brat because she asked someone to call her by her name. You see that is what is called respect. The fact that a 9yr old kid had to remind an adult to respect her is some bullshit.

      Now we know all these feminist want is for folks to respect them. You know call them by their god given names, respect their positions, and what not, but that cannot be for a 9yr old black girl. oooh no the 9yr old black girl has to accept disrespect because she is not a woman??? no because she is not white point blank period. Had that been a white kid, those white feminist would of applauded her, named her the face of the young feminist movement, because she refused to be disrespected.

      You know they have lost their ever loving minds to the point that they would call a 9yr old a brat for simply asking to be respected. Respect something that they bitch and whine about daily. Fuck the feminist movement I have never had a need for it nor will my beautiful black daughters.

      • conlakappa

        If only brat was the 4-lettered word ending in -t that they called her.

  • Miranda

    Angela Rye BREAKS IT DOWN

    In defense of Barack Obama’s Kamala Harris ‘best looking’ remark

    http://thegrio.com/2013/04/05/in-defense-of-barack-obamas-kamala-harris-best-looking-remark/#.UV8qYw8cIu4.twitter

    • qosine

      Yes – context, context, context!! Thx for the fuller report of the remarks, Miranda

    • Alma98

      Zerlina used this non story to get herself in the spotlight no doubt about it, none, nada.

      • Aquagranny911

        I think all that Zerlina accomplished was to bring more positive attention to Kamela Harris, lol.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/JamilaJP QOakaJP

        Hate to say it, but she did the same with the backlash against her Fox News appearances and the ugly threats that followed. She goes to these radically conservative outlets, tries to present a non-crazy argument, then acts surprised that they come at her with all the hate and ignorance she should’ve known was coming. I will never put down a woman for advocating for her rights, especially one who is a survivor of abuse. And yes, the threats of violence and rape should be brought to the forefront. But she spent an entire week painting herself as a victim- the ONLY victim of cyber bullying- in hopes that some mainstream outlets and/or some white feminists would come to her (career’s) rescue. Instead of being known by any of her accomplishements, she got days of free press for being known as ‘the girl who Fox trolls wanted to rape.’

        But where will she go from here? Even Sandra Fluke knew to parlay her public humiliation into an actual analyst gig.

    • jziglar

      I saw the comments and all of the black people commenting agreed but two white people commented that Obama was being sexist, and the other said Obama was trying to “mack” it. They can’t stand a black women being complimented for her good looks but they also want to create a scandal (ex. Bill Clinton) to destroy the Obama’s and their image. This is all about hurting Obama and they will do anything to accomplish this goal (though it will never happen).

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda- – -GAME!- -SET!—MATCH!! —Woo! Hoo!- –

    ——-Venus Williams wins at Family Circle :>)

    – — – -Venus Williams outlasted fellow American
    Ververa Lapchenko in three sets Friday to start a long day of tennis for the Williams’ family at the rain-delayed Family Circle Cup.

    Venus was up a set and held a 3-0 lead in the second set before Lapchenko won six of the next seven games to force a third set. Lapchenko led 1-0 before Williams found her game and closed out the set, 6-2. Williams will face 18-year-old Madison Keys later Friday for a spot in the semifinals Saturday.
    — — -CONGRATULATIONS!—Sooo- –PROUD of U♥- –

  • Miranda

    Nino Brown free!

    Wesley Snipes is a free man. Well, almost. The Federal Bureau of Prisons tells TMZ that Snipes was released on April 2 and transferred to the New York Community Corrections Office, which will oversee his home confinement. Home confinement (aka house arrest) will end July 19. It was December, 2010 when Snipes checked into McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania after he was convicted for failing to file federal income tax returns.

    http://www.eurweb.com/2013/04/eur-bits-rick-ross-apologizes-wesley-snipes-released-from-prison/

    • Alma98

      But tax dodging white men like Mitt Romney and others remain free as a bird.

      • Aquagranny911

        Ain’t that the truth!

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    See…….

    Two White Businessmen Heading To Jail For Setting Up A Phony Minority-Owned Company In Chicago
    April 5th, 2013 – By Tonya Garcia

    Two white businessmen — 43-year-old Matthew Giovenco and
    66-year-old Guy Potter – have been convicted of launching a fake
    minority-owned business in order to take advantage of a Chicago minority business procurement program. They tried to secure $8 million worth of contracts, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    The men hired two African Americans, a student Jerone Mayes and his
    mom Cherrone, to front the company, which they called ICS Cable. The
    company was meant to sign subcontracts with RCN Cable, which is required to hire a certain amount of minority- and women-owned businesses. Giovenco made $800,000 from the scam and Potter, $1.3 million; Cherrone Mayes made $17,000. The two men tried to blame her for the whole scheme, but that didn’t fly. They face 20 years in jail a piece.

    MORE: http://madamenoire.com/270805/two-white-businessmen-convicted-of-setting-up-a-phony-minority-owned-business-in-chicago/#85M9qkeBTJuyBMFf.99

    • Alma98

      Well, well, well, please let them serve the maximum time.

  • Gc

    Lights, camera…no action. And I was doing my best The Walking Dead impression too! Today Sec Vilsack and the others visited our school. It was wack: TV and print press, SS Agents, FBI government advance team and finally, the honored guests. It turns out our school is healthy (we serve a ton of brown stuff) I had a nice convo with one of the FBI/Security teams stationed near my room, and another GORGEOUS AA SS dude. (No eye contact) The students were great! There was FOX News Van outside my windows. I gave it the Brooklyn cheer.

    • Alma98

      I’m glad it worked out gc, I hope the kids enjoyed it.

    • Aquagranny911

      Great report, GC!

    • TyrenM

      Cracking up @ “The Brooklyn Cheer.” Signed, a Midwesterner.

  • Miranda

    SMH…we’re invisible.

    jodikantor ‏@jodikantor15m
    The real winner of the Kamala Harris contretemps is Harris. From near-obscurity to brainy/pretty fame in just a few hours!

    • Alma98

      Like I said the irony. ” brainy/pretty fame in just a few hours!”

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Not this simple bish again! *sucks teeth* Look at her response to Only4M: http://twitter.com/jodikantor/status/320277230511067136

      • Alma98

        She’s also being condescending and a smart-ass in that tweet.

    • rikyrah

      She’s the Attorney General of the largest state in the union.
      Obscure…..I think not.

      • Aquagranny911

        She’s the AG that stopped the banks from weaseling out of their robo repo scam by just paying a fine. She left it open for homeowners to sue the socks off bank scum. Other state AG’s started following her lead. She has done other stuff too.

        She is smart, tough AND gorgeous! Stuff it you dizzy biscuit, Obama haters.

        Dang! Could I just say, maybe take Holder’s place if he wants a break or maybe, just maybe our next Justice on the Supreme Court.

    • qosine

      Oh, she sounds mad. Backfire.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Just because YOU didn’t know about her……….

  • rikyrah

    Another moment of real clarity in the fiscal debate

    Posted by Greg Sargent on April 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    You’ll be startled to hear that John Boehner has declared that Obama’s budget offer of Chained CPI, Medicare cuts that include means testing, and other spending cuts is not good enough:

    “If the president believes these modest entitlement savings are needed to help shore up these programs, there’s no reason they should be held hostage for more tax hikes,” Boehner said in a statement. “That’s no way to lead and move the country forward.”

    The curious thing about this is that Republicans previously said they wanted these things as proof that Obama is “serious” about cutting spending. In late December, a Boehner aide told Bloomberg News that the Speaker wanted Chained CPI more than other entitlement cuts, such as raising the Medicare eligibility age, as the two were negotiation over a possible cuts-for-revenues swap to avert the fiscal cliff.

    And in late November, Mitch McConnell explicitly told the Wall Street Journal that if Obama offered entitlement changes such as Chained CPI and Medicare means testing, Republicans would consider new revenue. He actually said this: “those are the kinds of things that would get Republicans interested in new revenue.”

    Apparently none of this remains operative. And so we have a moment of clarity in this debate once again: There is literally nothing that Obama can offer Republicans — not even things they themselves have asked for — that would induce them to agree to a compromise on new revenues.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/04/05/another-moment-of-real-clarity-in-the-fiscal-debate/

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda- — I’m really trynta leave this NON-STORY-
    - WHERE IT BELONGS-– – -BUT—4 MORE THANGS:- —

    – -☻THIS is an AFFRONT 2 OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥..- — I’m believin’ that the HATAS of ALL STRIPES R –BEYOND JEALOUS of her soooo —here’s ANOTHER –ATTACK pathway!!!

    – – ☻THIS- -annnd thousands others- -is ENUFF 2 SHOW THEIR- —TRUE BLACK LOVE♥- — -Woo! Hoo!

    – – ☻As hard as SHE/THEY tried- – they couldn’t FIND- – orrr MAKE up an INDISCRETION about MR. PRESIDENT durin’ his first campaign!- –Sooo NOW- –THEY trynta RAISE THIS STOOPIDITY 2 that level!!- –
    THAT! —IS! — -ALL!! – – -geesh!

    – – ☻ -Ifff he woulda made that statement about a – -NON-MELANIN woman- – we prolly woulda seen headlines like THIS:- –
    – —BLAH PRESIDENT MAKES A PASS at a YT AG- -IN PUBLIC!!

    – — — SHADES of – -“Emmitt Till”- -RIHEP- — –
    [That CASE STILL IMPACTs ME!!]- – —

    THIS is a STOOPID CAMPAIGN — WAGED by STOOPID RACISTS annnd HATAS!!- –PERIOD!!- - —

    – —-NO WEAPON!! — -NONE!!- – AMEN. :>)

  • qosine

    Joy Ann’s on.

  • Miranda

    Ummm…….I think we need to tweet this to all the media heads screaming for PBO’s head on a platter.

    Josh Greenman ‏@joshgreenman39m
    It’s not too late for Hillary Clinton to apologize: http://nydn.us/14Kl2GS

  • Alma98

    O/T Sorry for the whining but this new format is killing me it really is. If you click load more comments the old comments roll to the top. I have to click the newest tab again for the new comments to show up. Also you can’t click a link in a new comment if you don’t refresh the page. UGHHHH!

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Alma989. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – —**eye-2-eye***- –***fist bump***- –

      Iff I MAY:- —Iff IT WASN’T BROKE- –“WHYCOME”- –U HADTA FIX IT?- — Annnnd- — -WHAT WAS FIXED???- – -LOL – –

      Good 2 C U Alma :>)

      ‘SPECIALLY 4 U♥- –Walking the DogSTAX! :>)

      • Aquagranny911

        LMAO!!!

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY Aquagranny911. —***BIG HUG** :>) –

          — -SONGS! :>) — -I THINK in MUSIC. —I got ISSUES. LOL — –Still PRAYIN’ 4 U ALL♥ – -B BLESSED :>) – -

      • Alma98

        ***fits bump***

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL – ***smiles @ U♥***

    • Aquagranny911

      I hate this format! It’s a hot mess for sure!

    • conlakappa

      Indeed. The disappearance started for me today. It is confusing.

  • Miranda

    Evening thread is up!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda- — GOOD NEWS!- — -Look at the reason. — LOL- —

    – —- New Hampshire Rejects All Private Prison Bids- –
    – — —New Hampshire officials rejected all four bids
    to privatize its prisons, citing prison operators’ insufficient
    understanding of court-mandated standards of inmate care, and proposed wages that are half what prison security staff now earn.
    The decision comes following a recent vote by the state House of Representatives to prohibit private prisonsin the state. For-profit prison operators’ interest in profiting off inmates leads to perverse incentives, and many private facilities have been cited for human rights abuses and violations of state law. The Concord Monitor reports:

    “The proposals exhibited a lack of understanding of the overarching legal requirements placed upon the (corrections department) relating to the court orders, consent decrees and settlements which, in large part, dictate the administration and operation of their correctional facilities and attendant services to theinmate populations,” read the report. It concluded that meeting those requirements for inmates’ medical and mental health care “appeared to be too great a burden for the vendors.”
    THERE IS MORE
    – – -TRANSLATION: —DEY STOOPID annnd GREEDY!! HAH!

    • qosine

      Great news and I love this part – It concluded that meeting those requirements for inmates’ medical and mental health care “appeared to be too great a burden for the vendors.”

      • GreenLadyHere

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

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

        DEY DUMB!! :>)- –BEYOND their ‘scope of – — –***gulp**- –intelligence. LOL.
        – ——Good 2 C U qosine. :>) —

        – – -[Gotta “hit da road”. — -C U soon. :>)]- – -

      • Aquagranny911

        I loved that part too & wondered if it was meant as sarcasm. The conditions in our for profit prisons here are just awful & there have been lawsuits over deaths of inmates, as well as injuries & deaths of prison guards.

        Three years ago, I believe it was, two really bad hombres waltzed out of our maximum, for profit, prison & went on a killing rampage before they were caught. It was determined that the security was really lax.

        Good for New Hampshire! All these for profit prisons need to be shut down!