July 28, 2017

Friday Afternoon Thread: Drake Week

Hotline Bling

Fake Love

I’m On One – DJ Khaled feat Drake

  • lamh
    • Miranda

      Oh, they’re shocked at seeing a journalist BE a journalist?

    • jds09

      Yes! Yes! Yes!

    • BoomerGal

      I know his dumb ass turned red then!!!

  • lamh

    To anyone who ever said “give him a chance”…FUQ YOU ALL!! And pray for this country https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8309a0f9c60cbe1d4bfbfcfbc9ce03f33ec67765e937eedab73f9a9f4a5a28ca.png

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    Just finishing THIS POST:

    – –The EXPOSE– – -Continues- — on The Firing of Mr. Preet Bharara- —–:>)

    – — ☺https://www.propublica.org/article/preet-bharara-fired-investigating-tom-price-hhs-stock-trading
    – —Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price– —

    – – – –Trump’s head of the Department of Health and Human Services traded stocks of health-related companies while working on legislation affecting the firms. A source says Bharara was overseeing an investigation. The White House didn’t immediately comment.
    — —SNIP– –

    One lawmaker called for an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, citing concerns Price could have violated the STOCK Act, a 2012 law signed by President Obama that clarified that members of Congress cannot use nonpublic information for profit and requires them to promptly disclose their trades.

    **SMH**- – –Congress- – -Continues 2 B WEAK annnd RETHUG- – -DEPLORABLE!!– –

    — -K’MON- – –KARMA!!

  • Miranda

    Not a day goes by that we shouldn’t be violently slapping Trump voters
    https://twitter.com/SteveKopack/status/842751054769020928

    • MonieTalks

      Just when we think we have reached the lowest depths and the incompetence can’t sink any further.

  • lamh

    Of course Trump can’t handle someone like Chancellor Merkel…we know how he feels about strong women

    https://twitter.com/bettybowers/status/842793717144702978

  • lamh
    • Miranda

      SMDH…..The German media getting ready to FEAST on this dumb muthafucka.

  • conlakappa

    Colleague says that a Secret Service agent’s laptop was stolen and on it was the plans for Drumpf Tower.

    • aleth

      plans like what? security for his place?

      • conlakappa

        Blueprints marked-up with security plans, presumably.

  • Miranda

    But Trump said to “ask Fox” about where the bogus wiretapping claim came from…….
    https://twitter.com/grynbaum/status/842814236317368320

  • MonieTalks

    For all those people who wanted PBO to be: emotional for the cameras, a HOTEP, a militant, speak on unsubstantiated claims that were floating on the internet, insert his opinion during critical high profile judicial cases, there is one thing to be thankful about Trump.

    He shows us EXACTLY why we appreciated PBO’s cautiousness, his professionalism, his careful choice of words on all matters, his utilization of facts instead of relying on blogs from any political persuasion. Our government is actually investigating claims that this Twitter hoe put out there without any solid evidence to back up other than what some right wing nut said. Foreign intelligence services are having to rebut Napolitano on Fox News and tell the Trump administration not to spread their lies. And folks liked Trump’s “say what he wants” attitude.

    Phuck very single person, from twitter activists to elsewhere who said PBO was too careful…Do y’all see why now?

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Monie Talks- – —ALL KINDSA–POINTS :>)

      — —He shows us EXACTLY why we appreciated PBO’s cautiousness, his professionalism, his careful choice of words on all matters, his utilization of facts instead of relying on blogs from any political persuasion.– – -AMEN♥- –annnd AMEN♥

      — — ☺http://www.gifimagesdownload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/best-preach-gif-500.gif

      – —I Soo- –DESPISE him!!- Soooo–DESPISE —him!!-

    • Miranda
    • aleth

      This !!!!!!

    • rikyrah

      TRUTH

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – –A PICTURE- – -Is WORTH- – -1000+ Words. . .– – -:>)

    – – – -☺https://twitter.com/DitoDC/status/842801952354459649

    — -Aaaahhh- –The GENTLER- –MOMENTS♥- – –:>)

    • MsKitty

      I wonder if she’s gonna pop up north real quick to see her new boo Justin to shake off this nightmare. You know he’ll treat her right LOL.

      • GreenLadyHere

        MsKitty- LOL- – -I KNOW-HUH?- –:>)

        –Aaahh —THESE Were the GOOD Old Days♥– –:>)
        – – –☻https://i.redd.it/tu25v61n2lzw.jpg

        • nellcote

          (thought bubble) sammich!

          • conlakappa

            ::blinks::

  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    Will somebody please go collect this 1975 pimp-dressing kneegrow?
    ———————
    March 17, 2017: Steve Harvey took to his radio show this morning and BLASTED Snoop Dogg and other African American entertainers for speaking out against the racist policies of Donald Trump.
    Here’s the exchange:

    “The problem with all this [criticism of Trump] is. Is that there is an office in this country called the “President”, and you have to respect the office.
    You really do. Whether you want to or not. They got laws.”
    http://mtonews.com/breaking-news-steve-harvey-blasts-african-american-entertainers-says-better-respect-president-donald-trump-listen-steve-right/

    • MsKitty

      He still has listeners?

      • Miranda

        Probably none that will admit they do.

    • conlakappa

      No, they ain’t got laws, to follow your syntax, Steve Harvey. If they did, surely, they would have been enforced during the Obama Presidency, right?

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – – -HMPH!– – – -STILL —-LooKin’. . .

      — –☺https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrUX0uAUAAEimUS.jpg

      GEESH!- —

    • aleth

      What they got on your Harvey?

    • nellcote

      calling out donnie IS respecting the office of the president. otherwise no one would care.

      and laws???

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Ok, I’m done. This country ass nigguh forgot what group made him famous, chasin after white folks. Sad downfall. SAD. DOWNFALL.

    • Admiral_Komack

      Steve, why don’t you suck the orange shitgibbon’s dick and be done with it?

    • nathkatun7

      Steve Harvey must be suffering from a serious case of AMNESIA! Has he forgotten the fact that Mr. Pussygrabber launched his bid for the presidency by disrespecting the sitting President? By the way, there is absolutely no way I would ever respect a white supremacists who has surrounded himself with some of the most vile white supremacists, like Bannon and Miller.

      I’ve lost all respect for Steve Harvey.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Afternoon miranda♥/POU FAM♥- -:>) **BIG HUG**– Yaaas- –DRAKE– -Been
    Soo ON. .:>)–“HOTLINE BLING”♥. :>) GR8 Week Miranda♥
    – –:>)

    – – – -ENJOY♥– -http://m.cdn.blog.hu/or/orangutan/image/halvacsora.jpg

    – — B BLESSED♥– SAFE♥—WARM♥- – PRAYERFUL♥- — RESISTANT♥- -:>)

    – – -☺http://img2.tvtome.com/i/u/64c034b6c9b04b3ccbf1985055656610.gif

  • jziglar

    I’m sick of some of these idiotic Trumpkins sending memes about the Obama administration spying on Germany/Angela Merkel. Every country even allies do some form of spying. This isn’t something new and the NSA and CIA have been doing this for years. You have to be really stupid to not believe that countries don’t spy on one another. Just because Snowden said it doesn’t make it a new revelation, and it doesn’t justify Trump blatantly lying.

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      She had to school him on all this right in front of everybody??
      https://d.gr-assets.com/hostedimages/1380417272ra/825131.gif

      • conlakappa

        I thought it was in a phone call they had when he first assumed the office. If that was something else, it’s just one long lesson for him, innit?

    • Alma98
      • Miranda

        I’ll never forgive you for this.

        • Alma98

          hahahahaha!!!!

      • nellcote

        eye bleach STAT!!!

      • conlakappa

        Still mean, I see, caprine ex-sister!

        • Alma98

          LOLOLOLOLOL!

          • conlakappa

            I could take the constant cussing because, you know, I too have been swearing like a sailor on shore leave. But the scary PhotoShop…

      • nathkatun7

        This is hideous! But then again that’s exactly who they are,

    • GreenLadyHere

      MsKitty:– – –This WHOLE Meetin’ was OVA “IT’s”– -STOOPID- — Socio-Pathic –Head!!– –

      He’s an EMBARRASSMENT —HUH?– –“IT” minions??- —

      — – Annnd U – –DID THIS!!— geesh!!

  • Miranda

    For all those “black people need to work with Trump”…
    Trump’s Hedge Fund Backer, Robert Mercer, opposed the Civil Rights Act – says only blacks are racist.

    THE RECLUSIVE HEDGE-FUND TYCOON BEHIND THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY
    March 27, 2017 ISSUE

    excerpt:
    Patterson also recalled Mercer arguing that, during the Gulf War, the U.S. should simply have taken Iraq’s oil, “since it was there.” Trump, too, has said that the U.S. should have “kept the oil.” Expropriating another country’s natural resources is a violation of international law. Another onetime senior employee at Renaissance recalls hearing Mercer downplay the dangers posed by nuclear war. Mercer, speaking of the atomic bombs that the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, argued that, outside of the immediate blast zones, the radiation actually made Japanese citizens healthier. The National Academy of Sciences has found no evidence to support this notion. Nevertheless, according to the onetime employee, Mercer, who is a proponent of nuclear power, “was very excited about the idea, and felt that it meant nuclear accidents weren’t such a big deal.”

    Mercer strongly supported the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Trump’s Attorney General. Many civil-rights groups opposed the nomination, pointing out that Sessions has in the past expressed racist views. Mercer, for his part, has argued that the Civil Rights Act, in 1964, was a major mistake. According to the onetime Renaissance employee, Mercer has asserted repeatedly that African-Americans were better off economically before the civil-rights movement. (Few scholars agree.) He has also said that the problem of racism in America is exaggerated. The source said that, not long ago, he heard Mercer proclaim that there are no white racists in America today, only black racists. (Mercer, meanwhile, has supported a super pac, Black Americans for a Better Future, whose goal is to “get more Blacks involved in the Republican Party.”)

    full article here: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-hedge-fund-tycoon-behind-the-trump-presidency

    • nathkatun7

      As far as I am concerned, Robert Mercer can go to hell! After all, Mercer is no different from slave owners who vigorously argued that SLAVERY was “GOOD” for the enslaved Africans. In the decades before the Civil War, they even picked loyal slaves, who claimed that slavery was “good” for the slaves, to go to the North to oppose the growing Anti-Slavery Movement.

      I am 71 years and I know fully well that under the Jim Crow system, African Americans were NOT “better-off economically before the civil-rights movement.” They were also not better-off politically, legally and socially, before the Civil Rights Movement. Any one who says otherwise is a liar and fraud! So many people sacrificed and died in the Civil Rights movement to bring an end to overt white racism in all spheres of American society. It took centuries for America to build a system based on “white supremacy.” Although the heroic Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s, made significant strides in trying to dismantle the “white supremacist” system, the system proved to be deeply entrenched and thus hard to dismantle! People like Robert Mercer, with tons of money, were just as determined to preserve the system of “white supremacy.” And, like slave owners before the Civil War, sophiscated “white supremacists,” worked very hard to entice some blacks, by promising them individual financial rewards, to help them restore the pre-civil rights system, which was based on “White Supremacy.”

      Robert Mercer is hell bent on invalidating the sacrifices of people like W.E. B. Dubois, Paul Robeson, Charles H. Houston, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., E.D. Nixon, Amzee Moore, Medgar Evers, Michael Schewrner, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, John Lewis, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, James Meredith, Malcom X, Stokely Carmichael, Jimmie Lee Jackson, Viola Liuzzo, Bob Moses, and hundreds of others to many to list, who truly changed this
      country to make it possible for the election of a Black President.

      I don’t care what any one, white or black, says! The vast majority of Black people were not better-off (economically, politically and socially) during the Jim Crow period. That’s not to say that Black people had not created institutions that enabled them to survive the oppression they faced, and even produce individuals who were economically well-off.

  • MonieTalks

    This kneegrow here….y’all………..this fool..after the Trump Congressional address weeks ago…really??

    Don’t Become the Thing You’re Fighting

    Isaac Chotiner: You said a few days ago that you’re concerned Trump is driving liberals insane. What did you mean by that?

    Van Jones: I mean that there are two ways that Trump can be normalized. One is for us just to get used to him saying crazy things, lying, and attacking people, and that’s a big danger. There’s a more insidious danger, which is a danger of his becoming normalized at an emotional and social level. He is completely fear driven, he is completely polarizing, he is completely caught up in his own drama, and I’m starting to see liberals act the same way. We’re almost trying to fight polarization with polarization at this point, and I’m afraid that we’re feeding what we’re fighting.

    OK, but when you say you don’t want liberals to become like Trump, what specifically are you worried about?

    A complete inability to self-reflect. I’m concerned that introspection, nuance, complexity are usually the hallmarks of liberals, and I’m seeing a death of that capacity. We are now as black and white as I’ve ever seen us, and more willing to engage in a kind of bigotry than I’ve ever seen. Every person who voted for Trump is, by definition, an ignorant, mouth-breathing, toothless idiot and a bigot, every single person. If you don’t agree with that, then you’re enabling or normalizing Trump. Well, that’s not a very nuanced, sophisticated view of the world or of human beings and it sounds like Trump.

    I think people forget leaders have a tremendous impact on the culture. When Reagan was in office, everybody wanted to run to Wall Street and make a bunch of money. When Kennedy was in office, people went to join the Peace Corps. When Obama was in office, you had a real backlash, but during that eight years, you went from people being afraid to even say the word marriage equality to it being a fact. You have to be very careful, when somebody gets that level of power, that it doesn’t begin to affect you in ways that you can’t track. What I’m saying is that progressives need to be better progressives. We need to fight even harder for what we believe in, but how we’re fighting needs to be aligned with our own principles.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/interrogation/2017/03/van_jones_on_trump_liberal_resistance_and_what_corey_lewandowski_is_really.html

    • Miranda

      Card carrying Nazis are White House aides and he wants us to be concerned with the feelings of Trump voters?

      • nathkatun7

        Van Jones is another con man trying to make money during the trump presidency. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don’t recall right wingers, and especially teabaggers, urging their supporters to be sympathetic/concerned with the feelings of President Obama voters. For 8 years, Republican right wingers, as well as many of the so called Republican moderates, were united in opposing everything President Obama tried to do to improve the lives of Americans. Sadly, they were joined by the “holier than thou purity progressives” who waged a vicious and relentless campaign against President Obama because, in their eyes, he was not a “pure progressive.”

        Here we are with a president who is carrying out the agenda of “White Supremacists” and were are being asked to empathize with the people who voted for him. Sorry! I am from the old school! I have absolutely no sympathy with “white supremacists” who regard me as the enemy, and are determined deny me my human rights and my rights as an American citizen.

        For 8 years, Donald Trump was bent on delegitimizing our first Black President. It’s his “birtherism” that was the basis of his run for the presidency! The vast majority of his supporters were motivated by their desire to invalidate our first Black President! But here comes some grafting blacks urging me to empathize with Trump voters who voted for him because they wanted to restore “white supremacy.”
        Hell No! I refuse to participate in legitimizing the ideology and practice of “white supremacy.”

    • Kennymack1971

      Van Jones is such a sad ass coon. Once again… You’re whining about the feelings of Trump voters and worrying about people being nice to them while the people who didn’t ask for any of this shit are worrying about how they’ll survive this farce and these draconian budget cuts?

      Really kneegrow? I’m tired of these simps. So tired.

      • Miranda

        I’m really trying to understand this logic of using all this empathy and understanding on the people who voted for this as opposed to the people who DIDNT.

  • aleth
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥— Hmmm. . A Dilemma- – –THOUGH– – I DESPISE Scott. . – –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/842805868416647168

    — – –Florida’s governor has rebuked Orlando’s top prosecutor and transferred from her authority a case involving the slaying of a police officer after she announced her opposition to the death penalty.

    Signaling he wants the killing of Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton to be prosecuted as a capital case, Republican Gov. Rick Scott transferred the first-degree murder case of suspect Markeith Loyd out of the office of State Attorney Aramis Ayala. The case was reassigned to another prosecutor in a nearby district.

    Ayala’s unusual stance against capital punishment surprised and angered many, including her city’s police chief. But the prosecutor stood firm, saying she concluded after a review that there’s no evidence that executing criminals improves public safety.

    “I have given this issue extensive, painstaking thought and
    consideration,” Ayala said at a news conference Thursday. “What has
    become abundantly clear through this process is that while I do have
    discretion to pursue death sentences, I have determined that doing so is not in the best interests of this community or in the best interests of justice.”

    Scott immediately asked the prosecutor to recuse herself from the case, but she refused.

    WATCHIN’. . . .PRAYERS 4 HER Family. .

    — -☺https://scallywagandvagabond.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Screen-Shot-2017-01-09-at-3.32.34-PM-1024×685.png

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– –**Gentle Sigh**— Some -Sen. Al FRANKEN♥- – -Positivity♥— – :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/SenFranken/status/842769856630022145

    BLESSINGS♥- — – 2 ALL♥— -:>)

  • Miranda

    Not “leaders”…just Trump – oh well, his staff too.
    https://twitter.com/GSorensen/status/842809765197766656
    CNN’s Brian Stelter targeted President Donald Trump on Friday over his reliance on Fox News commentators.

    Moments after the president concluded a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Stelter hyped that “we’re stuck in this conservative media ditch where the president is relying on something that may or may not have actually been reliable.”

    The media reporter also asserted that the president “doesn’t seem know the difference between an opinion commentator saying something on an opinion show — relying on sources that are apparently wrong — versus real reporting. And it’s just not a good look for any political leader to be doing that.”

    Anchor Wolf Blitzer then pointed out that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer cited Fox News host Sean Hannity during Thursday’s press briefing. Stelter underlined that Hannity is a “pro-Trump partisan” and “entertainer, in some ways.”

    The Reliable Sources host emphasized, however, that the real issue was “the President’s media literacy.” He explained that “when [Trump] is watching television in the morning or at the end of the day — consuming these opinion shows, hearing these ideas that he wants to believe because they seem to support his point of view — he is then sharing that; his aides are then sharing that; it’s trickling all around the world; and, in this case, creating an international incident.”

  • conlakappa

    In Twitter timeline of that comparison of President Obama and Orange Menace, someone posted this graphic to represent her feelings about where we are, policy wise:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7GbhRwUwAAZoVj.jpg

  • MsKitty

    That’s the beauty of West Wing staff. They can brief you on all the particular nuances of any leader that you are meeting, so that understanding is achieved on all sides.

    Oh wait…

    https://twitter.com/Cribbis/status/842831858341756931

    • Miranda

      Left to his own devices, Trump would be eating with his feet within 3 months.

      • GreenLadyHere

        miranda♥– – Would THAT Make them as –TINY as – -THESE?- – -https://www.bubblegenius.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/265×265/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/t/e/terrificclassyyuge1.jpg

        – – “On my Way—->”- – — LOL

  • MsKitty
    • aleth

      FAKE NEWS or something, Nasty woman or something, whatever.
      In four years we will look like Russia since there is no investigation

  • Alma98

    I love them they’re hilraious hahahaha!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– – –SAD NEWZ- – — -A TRANSITION♥- – -In MEMORIAM♥— –

    —☺https://twitter.com/NBCBLK/status/842806960177188864

    — —Sir Derek Alton Walcott, KCSL OBE OCC (23 January 1930 – 17 March 2017) was a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature.He was Professor of Poetry at the University of Essex from 2010 to 2013. His works include the Homeric epic poem Omeros (1990), which many critics view “as Walcott’s major achievement.” In addition to having won the Nobel, Walcott has won many literary awards over the course of his career, including an Obie Award in 1971 for his play Dream on Monkey Mountain, a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award, a Royal Society of Literature Award, the Queen’s Medal for Poetry, the inaugural OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize for his book of poetry White Egrets[5] and the Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry Lifetime Recognition Award in 2015.— –

    — -☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxdjlqiz4q4

    — –COMMEMORATING- – -With —PROFOUND – -PRIDE♥– – -Your LITERARY– Talents♥/SKILLZ♥- – Your CARIOUS Literary Works♥ — -Your Various- -AWARDS♥/HONORS♥– -Your ROLE♥– -“INDA- –STRUGGLE♥”- – –RIHEP♥- – -CONDOLENCES♥- – – AMEN♥– —

    • caribbeanobserver

      Yes, Derek Walcott was considered an icon in the Caribbean. He was well loved.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY caribbeanobserver- –:>) **BIG- – —Comforting- – – -HUG”—:>)

        Sooo SORRY 4 Your Loss♥– —

        4 U♥– -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSH4qjN2v_c

        Soo Good 2 C U♥—:>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

        • caribbeanobserver

          GLH….nice to read you as always.

  • Miranda

    Trump May Not Want Refugees, but Rust Belt Mayors Do
    March 17, 2017, 5:00 AM EDT

    In 1997, refugee Alem Boric and a partner started Europa Market, 600 square feet of Bosnia in St. Louis.

    Today, what began as a corner store in the city’s Bevo Mill neighborhood is a 96,000-square-foot (8,900-square-meter) juggernaut that distributes smoked meats, cheeses, cakes and Croatian jams from the former Yugoslavia, Germany, Italy and Greece to 28 U.S. states. The company, now up to 45 employees, has seen its revenue double annually for the past several years.

    In the suburbs and countryside of Rust Belt swing states, President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant message may have carried the day, but in St. Louis and the rest of the region’s dilapidated, post-industrial cities, it’s anathema. Immigrants represent rebirth:

    They’ve stabilized neighborhoods, cushioned city coffers and, in the process, supported credit ratings and bond sales. Mayors from Detroit to Cleveland — as well as northeastern cities like Albany, New York, and Lowell, Massachusetts — see financial salvation in these newest Americans and are dismayed by Trump’s drive to tighten the borders.

    more here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-17/immigrants-welcome-very-welcome-in-much-of-trump-s-rust-belt

    • MsKitty

      There’s a town in South Jersey called Riverside that had a large influx of Latino immigrants about 10-12 years ago. Enough of them had come in that they opened a number of businesses, rented housing, bring a boon to the local economy that had gone flat.

      Of course a lot of the white residents weren’t having it and made a concerted push to make them leave. Long story short, most of the Latino population left in droves, resulting in shuttered businesses and a decline in Riverside’s economy. And the punchline is that in a matter of months the Great Recession happened.

      Riverside is still trying to recover.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – -LOL- —From OUR Beloved Mr. PETE♥– -annnnd His “Magic Lens”—In “DRAGGIN’ Mode♥ :>)

    – – – -☻https://twitter.com/theonlyadult/status/842825726478958594

    – – –U KNOW that She – –Misses – -the “Good OLE Days”. . :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – –WAYELL– –Some- – -WATER–NEWZ- –Positivity♥- – –From- –OUR Beloved PRESIDENT♥— :>)

    – – –☺CNN‏
    The EPA has awarded Michigan $100 million to make upgrades to Flint’s drinking water system http://cnn.it/2mAUXFv

    – – —The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it has awarded Michigan $100 million to make upgrades to Flint’s drinking water system,which became contaminated with lead and other toxins after the city switched water sources as a cost-cutting measure.

    Last May, former President Barack Obama pressed Congress for emergency funds for the city, which included the $100 million to repair Flint’s water system. In December, Congress passed water infrastructure legislation to provide the money, which Obama promptly signed.

    The funds will allow Flint to accelerate and expand its work to replace lead service lines and make other critical infrastructure improvements.

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt applauded the move Friday.- –4-GIT– U- – -RACIST!!

    THANK U♥- –SIR♥– -https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/images/_B4A7886.jpg

    BLESSINGS♥- — 2 ALL♥ :>)

  • nellcote

    Is féidir linn

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – -LOL- — From POU♥— She Wants the – -“GOOD OLE Days”- –– -:>)

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/theonlyadult/status/842822173437902850

  • Miranda

    The first 4 minutes of Fake Love is hilarious to me! LOL, Tyra played that role!

  • rikyrah

    Merkel :
    Didn’t shake his hand
    Didn’t speak English?

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    • GreenLadyHere

      rikyrah — – LOL But Threw- – — That- – -Shaaaaade. . .

      – – — ☺http://g8fip1kplyr33r3krz5b97d1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/GettyImages-654549866-714×475.jpg

      HAH!

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– – Aww- —Ms. Joy Ann♥- – — In GREEN Celebration Mode. .– –:>)

    — — ☺https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/842801729154498562

    – — LooKin’ Good. . :>)

    • edp4bho

      We can do St. Pat’s day when white folks do Kwanzaa.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL– – edp4bho- —:>) – -Still- – –“RIVER DANCE”- – -Is a Fav. . .:>)- –

  • Miranda

    Kids on winning robotics team told, ‘Go back to Mexico’
    The Indianapolis Star 12:10 p.m. ET March 17, 2017

    INDIANAPOLIS — The day should have been one of glory and celebration for five fourth-graders.

    The Pleasant Run Elementary students had just won a robotics challenge at Plainfield High School, and the students — new to bot competition this year — were one step closer to the Vex IQ State Championship.

    Then racism got in the way.

    For the record, their race or ethnicity shouldn’t be a part of this story. But it is.

    The team is made up of 9- and 10-year-olds. Two are African American and three are Latino.

    As the group, called the Pleasant Run PantherBots, and their parents left the challenge last month in Plainfield, Ind., competing students from other Indianapolis-area schools and their parents were waiting for them in the parking lot.

    “Go back to Mexico!” two or three kids screamed at their brown-skin peers and their parents.

    This verbal attack had spilled over from the gymnasium. While the children were competing, one or two parents disparaged the Pleasant Run kids with racist comments — and loud enough for the Pleasant Run families to hear.

    “They were pointing at us and saying that ‘Oh my God, they are champions of the city all because they are Mexican. They are Mexican, and they are ruining our country,’ ” Diocelina Herrera, the mother of PantherBot Angel Herrera-Sanchez, heard a woman say.

    If you allow racism and hate to dictate these things, minority students from the east side of the city, poor kids from a Title I school, aren’t supposed to be smart. They aren’t supposed to be talented. They aren’t supposed to be technologically savvy.

    And they definitely aren’t supposed to be able to best white students from surrounding communities.

    “For the most part, the robotics world is kind of a white world,” said Lisa Hopper, the team’s coach and a Pleasant Run second-grade teacher. “They’re just not used to seeing a team like our kids.
    “And they see us and they think we’re not going to be competition. Then we’re in first place the whole day, and they can’t take it,” she said.

    more here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/nation-now/2017/03/17/robotics-competition-racism/99301384/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

    • rikyrah

      3 Latino and 2 Black?
      Yeah, we know why they mad

      • jds09

        The essence of white supremacy, can’t handle competition. Starts young.

    • Worldwatcher7

      Congrats to these brilliant young engineers. Goes to show that we must protect our children from physical, psychological and emotional attacks.

  • nellcote
    • Kennymack1971

      Petty ass…This man is pathetic.

    • Miranda

      Bitch ass prune.

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • nellcote

    Alex Moe‏Verified account @AlexNBCNews

    The House plans to vote on the healthcare repeal/replace plan on THURSDAY March 23rd — the 7th anniversary of the signing of the ACA

    • conlakappa

      Tacky and petty.

  • Miranda
    • edp4bho

      “If every EVERYBODY was a business owner, who will you employ?”. This is so elementary, anyone with half a brain would have to agree with her. Been saying this for years.

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      But her emails…nothing to see here…just worry about her emails or something.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — HAH!—GOOD 1- – -4 a REPORTER. . . :>)

    – – – -☺Mдтт Иegяiи‏

    i wish a reporter would say “I’m not going to ask you about the wiretap because it’s bullshit and you know it” and then ask something else– – — LOL

  • nellcote

    Eliot Blackburn‏ @_EliotB

    Last night Irish PM gave history lesson on Irish immigrants, today German PM explaining how EU works… hope White House is taking notes

  • Miranda

    *blink* Yeah…………we wouldn’t want to be too “earth-centric” now would we?
    ——————————–
    POLITICO Magazine@POLITICOMag
    Trump’s budget cuts @NASA climate research, dismissing it as overly “Earth-centric.”

    Trump isn’t just attacking programs with bipartisan support; he’s attacking programs with the support of his own Cabinet. Trump’s transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, testified at her confirmation hearing that she would push for more funding for an innovative grant program called TIGER, because she had been amazed by how much Republicans and Democrats all seemed to love it. Instead, Trump’s budget would scrap TIGER. Similarly, Trump’s energy secretary, Rick Perry, tweeted last week that a similarly popular cutting-edge research agency called ARPA-E was “key to advancing America’s energy economy.” Trump’s budget would kill ARPA-E, too. And Trump’s defense secretary, James Mattis, told Congress that climate change was a serious national security threat, a driver of global instability that “requires a broader, whole-of-government response.” Trump’s budget promptly launched a whole-of-government attack on climate and clean energy programs, including NASA climate research it dismissed as overly “Earth-centric.”

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/donald-trump-budget-cuts-214926

    • conlakappa

      So it should be… Mars centric? Alpha Centuri?

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- –LOL- – –“IT”- – – -Who Speaks @ the 3rd Grade Level- – -With Superlatives Galore. . .– – -LOL

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/MattNegrin/status/842822219327856640– –

    COMMENTS:- — .@MattNegrin @yashar Trump’s third grade level vocabulary at work again. He’ll forever be speaking to the trailer parks of America.

    — – – @MattNegrin @yashar Use of superlatives. #NarcissisticSpeak

    – —@MattNegrin Angela is making a word cloud in her head as he speaks.– – – — LOL

    • Miranda

      He only knows about 200 words like jds09 said.

      • GreenLadyHere

        miranda- –YES.— -:>) Jus’ USED some of them- — Nouns- -annnd verbs R missing. .:>):>)–

        – Annnd – -Up 2 —- -140 Characters— **SMH**

    • nellcote

      Jon Swaine‏Verified account @jonswaine

      Trump: “We’re a very powerful company, um, country”

      • GreenLadyHere

        nellcote- – — YES.- – -Heard that . . He tries 2 run this country like a BIZNESS- – – PROFIT -LOSS- – –WIN-LOSS- – –
        NO- – -COMPASSION 4 PEOPLE!!-— – -geesh!!

        • nellcote

          he’s had 4 bankruptcies…

          • GreenLadyHere

            nellcote; — -Yes.– –Annnd When he was CALLED OUT during the “Debates”- –THIS was Revealed:

            – – — PolitiFact uncovered
            two more bankruptcies filed after 1992, totaling six.
            Trump Hotels and
            Casinos Resorts filed for bankruptcy again in 2004, after accruing about
            $1.8 billion in debt. Trump Entertainment Resorts also declared
            bankruptcy in 2009, after being hit hard during the 2008 recession.

            Of Course he doesn’t quite mention this. – – —

  • MonieTalks

    They are actually making money..ha!

    These Women Started a Company to Teach White People How to Be Less Racist

    Since the safety pin trend launched after the election, a lot of people have tried to profit from it — from Etsy artisans to luxury brands. But amidst the corporations trying to figure out how to capitalize on white Americans’ desire to broadcast their solidarity in the Trump era, one company is doing something different: Safety Pin Box is the brainchild of two women of color who were frustrated with the superficial display of white activism. If white people really wanted to be allies, they wondered, would they be willing to do more than pin a piece of metal to their shirts? And if so, what would that look like?

    Marissa Jenae Johnson and Leslie Mac created Safety Pin Box to find out. The monthly subscription service challenges its users to do more with their outrage than display it, and in exchange for $50–$100 a month (depending on the program) receive not a pin, not a pussy hat, but a lesson about racial bias and a task to tackle it. Plus, their cash contributions fund black-women activists, in an attempt at reparations. Three months later, Safety Pin Box has 800 subscribers and has contributed nearly $21,000 to Black Women Being. Both Johnson and Mac have quit their jobs to focus on the project full time.

    read more: http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/03/safety-pin-box-startup-teaches-white-people-about-racism.html

    • Miranda

      HA! Good for them!

    • conlakappa

      I saw notice of a webinar in which the imperative is for white men in the corporate world to do the hard work on diversity and lessening racism. Someone from GM (old economy) and a tech firm (newer economy) were leading the conversation.

    • 7thangel

      i remember the neckbeard dudebros attacking them, yapping about it should be for free. meanwhile they were praising white lib folks making money doing whatever

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– –Dem RESISTANTS♥- – – -Continue Makin’ “REQUESTS”- – – -Dem Sens call for investigation into Sebastian Gorka following rpts of ties to neo-Nazi group—says he may have falsified naturalization app.

    — – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/842840442672742401

    — -WATCHIN’- –4 the DELAY- – –orrr- — -The IGNORIN’- – -**SMH**

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – — WHOA!- — TWITTER- — TRUTH– -From- -GERMANY- — — –

    — – –☺The Spectator Index‏

    GERMANY: Foreign ministry official says Trump ‘uses rudeness to compensate for his weakness, like Putin’– –HAH!

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      The gray panthers not playing.

  • lamh

    if the “new Matrix” doesn’t involve Keanu
    Reeves…i’m out no matter who else is in it‬

    New Matrix Project Isn’t a Reboot or Remake, Zak Penn Insists cbr.st/AFp1FiR

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– – WHOA!- – –DRIP!- – DRIP!- — DRIP!- – — CONNECTING– – DOTS– — -:>)

    — –☺Colin Kahl‏

    At least 63 individuals w/Russ passports or addresses have bought nearly $100 million worth of Trump property in Fla

    – – -http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-trump-property/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

    – — During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. And since taking office as president, he has been even more emphatic.

    “I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,” President Trump said at a news conference last month. “I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia.”

    But in the United States, members of the Russian elite have invested in Trump buildings. A Reuters review has found that at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern Florida, according to public documents, interviews and corporate records.

    — – CONGRESS??- —Nevamind. . . . .

  • nellcote
  • Miranda

    He is an idiot, a failure, an embarrassment, a clown
    ———————–
    Trump’s media diet causes global heartburn
    The president and his aides’ habit of ripping from right-wing media is offending foreign allies and flummoxing fellow Republicans.
    03/17/17 05:52 PM EDT

    President Donald Trump’s habit of repeating controversial claims from conservative media outlets — and refusing to apologize when he’s called out for a lack of evidence — is repeatedly landing the White House in hot water, irritating Republicans and alienating foreign allies.

    The White House touched off an international incident this week when press secretary Sean Spicer, berating reporters during the briefing on Thursday, cited comments from a Fox News commentator who accused former President Barack Obama of using the British spy agency to surveil Trump Tower.

    The Brits were not pleased. The typically close-lipped British spy agency fired off a strongly worded statement, calling the allegation “utterly ridiculous.” The White House had to try to calm irate British diplomats, with Spicer and national security adviser H.R. McMaster getting an earful from British officials.

    It was hardly an isolated incident.

    Trump has racked up a series of scandals that have sprung from his apparently voracious consumption of conservative media, both from watching Fox News and from aides sharing with him reports from Breitbart and other right-wing outlets. And as the fallout has spread each time, Trump has refused to admit any wrongdoing.

    The president set off a furor in Sweden when he seemed to claim the country had just suffered a terrorist attack — a statement that appeared to spring from a Fox News interview with documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz about a crime surge in the country. Swedish officials angrily issued public statements that no such attack had happened.

    After Fox News ran a segment about Guantanamo Bay, Trump falsely tweeted: “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield.” Only a fraction of those detainees were released under Obama; most had been released under President George W. Bush. (Spicer later said Trump “obviously” was referring to the total released under both presidents.)

    more here: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-right-wing-media-foreign-allies-republicans-236193

  • Miranda
    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Oh yeah BernieBros, you’ll LOVE your loan payments now.

    • Kennymack1971

      All those Berniebot college kids who couldn’t bring themselves to vote for Hillary or support Democrats….WELP

      Life comes at you fast.

  • nellcote
    • 7thangel

      so what non-white mix does he have? asian?

      another sell out type doing their best for the herrenvolk party

      • nellcote

        Filipino

  • Kennymack1971

    I was already done with Steve Harvey but this just allows me to confirm I made the right call. There’s no coming back from this.
    https://twitter.com/TheRoot/status/842820373385265152

    • Miranda

      He’s determined to be a minstrel.

      • Kennymack1971

        And that’s cool but he’s going to learn the hard way that this was a bad call. Black folks made Steve Harvey. Good luck getting the deplorables to make up that support.

    • 7thangel

      having to deal with those 10 button suits done made him lose his damn mind.

      kick his ass right back to the sunken place

    • Alma98

      The responses are hilarious! hahahahaha!!!!

  • Miranda

    People are pissed over their busted brackets! All I know is the bracket I filled out completely blind is STILL busted cuz Seton Hall lost
    https://twitter.com/bustedcoverage/status/842824600270585859

  • aleth

    Let me get this secret service laptop as dolt45 floor plan and Hillary email on it? Why? Who planted it? Is this wiretap claim now that secret service secretly have info to 44? This is a nasty administration and something is wrong

    • Miranda

      It’s quite the coincidence ain’t it?

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– –GOOD– – Anotha Entity Is Callin OUT- — “IT”..- – –The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. . .

    – – – -☺https://twitter.com/LIHEAPCampaign/status/842787148030009344

    – —PRAYERS—that THIS BUDGET Will B – -DEFEATED!!

    • edp4bho

      Damn shame.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY edp4bho♥ :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- —I KNOW–HUH?- —

        This Hurts- -so badly.- – -Keepin’ The PRAYERS♥- – –annnd the RESISTANCE♥- – -goin’. . .

        B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • nellcote

    feinstein answers questions THREAD:
    https://twitter.com/jpanzar/status/842816648096620544

    • Miranda

      I sensed all the emoprogs and Berniebots yelling at her…just another reason why i could never be an elected official. I would have cursed their asses all the way out.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – –‘TOON– – – -Draggin’.. . . .

    – – – -☺https://twitter.com/TomthunkitsMind/status/842863708900614146

    — – Narcissistic Sociopath!!– –

  • Kennymack1971

    Merkel looking like “y’all need to bring my Barack back and bring him back now!”
    https://twitter.com/ThomasB00001/status/842829892647501824

  • Miranda

    You couldn’t make this shit up if you tried.
    https://twitter.com/NYMag/status/842800283013038082

    • Kennymack1971

      Of course..
      OF COURSE….

    • trose1

      what!

    • Alma98

      Living a fantasy huh.

    • nellcote

      wonder if ag subsidies get cut in donnie’s budget…

      • MsKitty

        They’ll probably make an exception for him.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – –https://divadeesdiscussions.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/shaking-my-head-picture.gif

      – – – — -☺https://68.media.tumblr.com/a68fe220577e00c70e1d7bb4205f0427/tumblr_inline_mjo237ghsX1qz4rgp.gif

      — – –DEPLORABLE- – – – -KKK- – — -“SWAMP DWELLER!!”- — – -geesh!!– –

    • A cotton farm?????? *fights air*

    • MsKitty

      Sounds about right

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥— YES.–:>) —Annnd – -A Child shall LEAD♥
    – — –This 11-year-old started a book club for young black boys called Books N Bros– –:>)

    — — -☺https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/842787623156375552

    Sooo PROUD of U♥– –WELL DONE♥– – -BLESSINGS♥– – -:>)

    • edp4bho

      I just love nerds- now called blerds (!!), as if black kids can’t be intellectual.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL- – -edp4bho- — :>)- –I hear U.— -:>) YEAH- –We BLERDS!!- –:>)

  • nellcote

    Chris Geidner‏Verified account @chrisgeidner

    “It’s amazing to watch the @WhiteHouse continue to argue the Earth is flat.” – @jaketapper, on @PressSec’s defense of Trump’s wiretap claim

  • Miranda

    Evening thread is up

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥– – -Thank u- – -:>)

  • nellcote