September 25, 2017

Friday Afternoon Thread: Feeling Good!

Break it down Mr. President!

  • Beyonce is doing the dougie…

    Adele Pregnant With Her First Child
    Singer posted the news on her official website

    By Rolling Stone
    June 29, 2012 1:38 PM ET

    Adele’s indefinite hiatus from music might be lasting a little longer: The singer just announced that she is pregnant with her first child on her official website.

    “I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together,” she wrote. “I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx.”

    The father of the child is Adele’s boyfriend Simon Konecki, co-founder of the U.K. bottled water company Life Water. Konecki, 36, divorced his first wife four years ago.

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  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Afternoon miranda- — ***BIG HUG**** :>)

    LOL!- — -U jus’ DO IT! – – -MR. PRESIDENT!! :>)- — -U STR8 – –DA MAN!! :>)

    – — -THIS is PRICELESS! :>)- – – -Thanks 4 da LAFF!! :>)–

    Have a good day miranda. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM- — – –YOUNG- – -GIFTED —annd –BLACK :>)– :>)- — –

    — – –Gymnast Kennedy Baker hopes to shine at Olympic trials – —

    – – – –A sport teaching grace, turning little girls into young women, clings to a new class of athletes at Texas Dreams Gymnastics.

    At 16, Kennedy Baker is a rising star. A third place finish at the 2012 Secret U.S. Classic followed by an eighth place finish at the 2012 Visa Championships sealed her spot at the 2012 Olympic Trials.

    “I feel like I can do anything,” Baker said. “I feel like everything’s possible.”

    The Flower Mound native is just one of 15 young women in the country who qualified for this year’s Olympic Trials.

    — —BEST WISHES!!- – –WE R PROUD of U. :>)- — –

  • Aquagranny911

    POU Family. I’m asking for prayers please. My daughter went into the hospital early this morning for what was supposed to be a “little tweak” to her pace maker. She has a heart condition. My SIL just called. Apparently there are some complications so docs expect to be working on her several more hours. I’m scared, trying not to be but she has been through so much the last 18 months. I will stand strong because I’ve got to. All prayers, healing light & positive thought so welcome. Thank you.

    I am grateful for Obamacare so I don’t also have to worry about how we would pay for this. She has insurance & they can’t kick her off. Thank God, thank our good Prez & the good Supremes who put people before politics.

    I’m going to read some posts to keep my mind occupied.

    • Miranda

      Praying for you *hug*

    • Miranda

      Praying for you *hug*

    • GreenLadyHere

      Dear Aquagranny911.♥ ***BIG -COMFORTING annnd HEALING- – – HUG!***

      – –WHILE I STILL have the LORD on the LINE- —IMMA MAKE THIS REQUEST NOW!.:- — As U pass out those BLESSINGS- –we R askin’ 4 a healing 4 AG’s DAUGHTER. :>) THANK U – –in ADVANCE. AMEN. :>)- —

      It’s DONE. :>)- – -***HUGS 4 DAUGHTER- – -FAMILY- – -U/HUBBY**

      B BLESSED. :>)

    • rikyrah

      your family is in my prayers

    • vulcan_girl

      AG, I’ll keep you all in my thoughts.

    • creolechild

      Aqua, keeping you and your family in my thoughts today.

    • Alma98

      Sending positive, healing thoughts to you and your family.

    • MsKitty

      Sending healing prayers to your daughter and hugs to you.

    • Town


    • Ebogan63

      Hang in there, AG!

    • GN

      Prayers sent.

    • Saying prayers for you and your daughter. *hugs*

    • gc

      Sending prayers…gc

    • isonprize


      all good thoughts, prayers, sending good vibes your way!!

    • dannie22

      Praying for you, your daughter and your whole family

    • Daltex82

      Sending well wishing and positive thoughts your way.

    • PBomb

      Wishing you daughter to a speedy recovery AG!! Stay strong.

    • caribbeanobserver

      Blessings your way.

    • trose1

      Praying for u and your family.

    • Shilohsmama

      Prayers sent. Amen

    • edp4bho

      So sorry to hear this, aquagranny. She and you are in my prayers today.

    • annvic

      Praying for your daughter, Aqua.

    • AxelFoley

      Sending prayers your way, AG.

  • Aquagranny911

    POU Family. I’m asking for prayers please. My daughter went into the hospital early this morning for what was supposed to be a “little tweak” to her pace maker. She has a heart condition. My SIL just called. Apparently there are some complications so docs expect to be working on her several more hours. I’m scared, trying not to be but she has been through so much the last 18 months. I will stand strong because I’ve got to. All prayers, healing light & positive thought so welcome. Thank you.

    I am grateful for Obamacare so I don’t also have to worry about how we would pay for this. She has insurance & they can’t kick her off. Thank God, thank our good Prez & the good Supremes who put people before politics.

    I’m going to read some posts to keep my mind occupied.

  • Miranda

    Contrary to the media’s best efforts…looks like June was a pretty good month for 44. HA!

    House Passes Highway And Student Loan Bill | Moments ago, the House of Representatives passed a re-authorization of the highway bill by a vote of 373-52. House Republicans had previously been blocking the package, holding up funding for 1.9 million transportation jobs. The bill also includes an extension of the student loan rates that will prevent them from doubling on Sunday. The legislation will now go to the Senate, where it’s likely to pass.

    The Senate just approved the bill by a vote of 74-19.

    • GreenLadyHere

      MIranda- – –Woo! Hoo! :>) Jus’ comin’ 2 post!! :>)

      MR. PRESIDENT’s BEEN tellin’ THEM- – –“DO! YOUR! JOB!!”- –

      THEY already DOWN in their RATINGS.. LOL. Annd THEY DOWN in their SPIRITS- –‘CAUSE they – –GOT- – – GOT– –

      yesterday!!- – -LOL.- – –

      Must B TOUGH- — bein’ a LOW DOWN- — -RE-THUG!! LOL.- —

    • Alma98

      So this what all those republican calls I was getting was all about. They were feeling out public sentiment as to who was the blame for the economy & job problems. heh

    • Daltex82

      .Contrary to the media’s best efforts…looks like June was a pretty good month for 44. HA!

      Hell Yeah it was! I bet they will get a special reaming over the weekend for their failure to damage the President.

  • Miranda

    Contrary to the media’s best efforts…looks like June was a pretty good month for 44. HA!

    House Passes Highway And Student Loan Bill | Moments ago, the House of Representatives passed a re-authorization of the highway bill by a vote of 373-52. House Republicans had previously been blocking the package, holding up funding for 1.9 million transportation jobs. The bill also includes an extension of the student loan rates that will prevent them from doubling on Sunday. The legislation will now go to the Senate, where it’s likely to pass.

    The Senate just approved the bill by a vote of 74-19.

  • rikyrah

    Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity, Vol. XXIV

    By Steve Benen
    Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:07 PM EDT.

    The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that came out this week included an interesting, open-ended question: “What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Mitt Romney as president?” Poll respondents weren’t offered any choices; they could offer any response they wanted.

    The results weren’t especially surprising — the most common answer noted Romney being very wealthy. There were also plenty of folks who mentioned Romney’s conservatism, his Mormon faith, his controversial positions on women’s rights, etc.

    Down towards the bottom of the list, however, was one that jumped out me: “Dishonest.” For at least some respondents — not a lot, but some — the first thing that came to mind when thinking about Romney was the candidate’s willingness to say things that aren’t true.

    It’s good to know I’m not the only one who’s noticed. In fact, the public response should probably be far more common given how quickly the Republican’s record of falsehoods is growing. Consider, for example, the 24th installment of my weekly series, chronicling Mitt’s mendacity

  • Miranda


    Gas prices below $3 in metro Atlanta

    The price trend should continue, barring any unforeseen disruption in production or distribution that would interrupt delivery from the Gulf of Mexico or block tankers from arriving in Savannah, or a major conflict in the Middle East. A hurricane could cause such a disruption.

    According to the latest data from the Oil Price Information Service, the average price for regular unleaded in metro Atlanta Friday was around $3.21, down a penny from Thursday, 8 cents from a week ago, 22 cents from a month ago and 29 cents from a year ago.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda- —-BLAME IT ON MR. PRESIDENT!!- — —

      – – -Oh waitaminute. . . . .THAT’S A GOOD THING!! LOL- – –

  • Miranda

    Obama sees Ky. mom who lost legs in March twister

    WASHINGTON — A Kentucky woman who lost both legs shielding her children from a tornado walked arm-in-arm with President Barack Obama into the Oval Office on Friday.

    The visit by Stephanie Decker came just under four months after the twister wrecked her home in Henryville, Ky. She had tied a blanket around the children and thrown herself on top of them when falling debris crushed her legs.

    more here

    • Alma98

      Wow what story!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – — LOL. – –DELUSIONAL RE-THUGS!!- -Got da NERVE!!

    – —Conservatives Claim Roberts Upheld Obamacare Because Of ‘Cognitive Problems’ Due To Epilepsy Medication– –

    – — – Chief Justice John Roberts — a George W. Bush appointee — surprised many conservatives when he wrote the majority opinion upholding Obamacare’s individual mandate, but now some conservative activists are trying to link the side effects of Roberts’ epilepsy medication to his jurisprudence.

    On his radio show yesterday, right-wing host Michael Savage — who has previously called autism a “phony disease” — claimed that Roberts’ epilepsy is the root cause of his “cognitive dissociation” in the Obamacare ruling:

    Let’s talk about Roberts. I’m going to tell you something that you’re not going to hear anywhere else, that you must pay attention to. It’s well known that Roberts, unfortunately for him, has suffered from epileptic seizures. Therefore he has been on medication. Therefore neurologists will tell you that medication used for seizure disorders, such as epilepsy, can introduce mental slowing, forgetfulness and other cognitive problems. And if you look at Roberts’ writings you can see the cognitive dissociation in what he is saying.


    – – – — SCA-USE U??- – – -Do U know what LIBEL annnd SLANDER MEAN!!?- –

    EVEN the DELUSIONAL- – -DAZED annnd CRAZY- –CAN B CHARGED!! geesh!!- – –

    • Daltex82

      I hope mental health is covered under ACA because a lot of these folks need serious counseling.

    • gc


  • gc

    Thank you SOOOO much for posting that vid. I saw it earlier on TOD and didn’t have the patience to link being surrounded by chaos (we’re moving, empty nest thing, son getting married)

    Somebody up there likes us – to send BHO our way.

    • Alma98

      Congratulations to your son on getting married gc.

      • gc

        Thank you so much!

    • GreenLadyHere

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


      – – -***fist bump** on MR. PRESIDENT!! :>)

      Good 2 C U gc. :>)

      • gc

        Thank you so much. And your situation is always in MY prayers.

        • GreenLadyHere

          gc- –THANK U. :>) Very much needed. :>)- – –

      • gc

        I am going to forward your card to my son (he lives in Omaha) and explain that it was posted by one of the neatest women I’ve met.

        • GreenLadyHere

          gc- — -***blushin’***[U jus’ cain’t C IT!] LOL.—

          Thank U- MUCH. :>) Back-atchoo- – -:>)

    • caribbeanobserver

      Congrats coming your way. In Hartford for a week from next Saturday.
      really hope to meet up. Any chance?

      • gc

        I would love to at least try!

  • creolechild

    Here’s a good list that outlines what Obamacares has done for Americans so far!~

    David Gregory on “Obamacare”: “Nobody’s really been given anything yet.” Oh really? Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012, 9:07 am by GottaLaff


    So none of this happened, David?
    Providing Small Business Health Insurance Tax Credits Effective Jan. 1, 2010
    Allowing States to Cover More People on Medicaid Effective April 1, 2010
    Relief for Four Million Seniors Who Hit the Medicare Prescription Drug Donut Hole” Program applied only on 2010.
    Cracking Down on Health Care Fraud Many provisions effective now
    Expanding Coverage for Early Retirees Applications for employers to participate in the program available June 1, 2010.
    Providing Access to Insurance for Uninsured Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions National program established July 1, 2010
    Putting Information Online Effective July 1, 2010

    Read more:

    • Ebogan63

      Why is this guy(Gregory) in the news media? What a bunch of uniformed garbage. A bunch of cheap entertainers.

      • MsKitty

        Especially since he’s pretty much outed himself as being a GOP operative. I remember a time when an active journalist speaking at a conference for a political party was considered a big ethical no-no. Stuff like this is why US media has zero credibility with me.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- — – OMG!!- — –YOUNG- -GIFTED- – -BLACK! :>)– – –

    WE jus’ ALL UP in da OLYMPICS- – -HUH!?- – – -Woo! Hoo!- – –

    – – –USA Women’s hammer Olympians Amber Campbell & Jessica Cosby: Fit, thick and expanding beauty ideals – –

    – —When I imagine track & field athletes, I have to admit, I usually tend to forget the field competitors. From the incredibly agile high jumpers to the muscular shot putters, these athletes put in as much work as any other Olympic hopeful, yet they’ll usually set historically relevant marks in comparative anonymity.

    – — -SNIP- —

    So without anymore avail, let’s get familiar with two of the spectacular athletes who made our Women’s Hammer team and will represent America in London in this July.

    First up we have Amber Campbell, a Nap-Town native who made her second Olympic team after setting The Trials record with a throw of 235 feet, 6 inches. She stands 5-foot 7 inches tall and tips the scale at a nimble 200 pounds.

    – – – – -SNIP—-

    Hailing from sunny Southern California, Cosby, 30, was the 2011 Outdoor Champion. At this year’s Olympic Trials she threw 232 feet, 2 inches, capturing the Olympic “A’ standard and booking her ticket to London.

    – — -SNIP- –

    Both of these women are clear examples that fitness and health are more than meets the imagination, giving bigger young girls a template for how to turn a supposed negative into a positive. Good luck to Amber and Jessica!

    – — —GOOD LUCK- – -SISTAGURRLS. :>)– – —

    • Alma98

      Your link isn’t working GLH.

      • GreenLadyHere

        ALma98- – -FIXED. THANK U. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere
    • Miranda


      Justice Department just told GOP go play in traffic

      • GN

        I wonder why our tax dollars were used to conduct a vote when the results would just be referred to the Justice Department anyway, and everyone knew ahead of time there is no way that this ridiculous bullshit would be given the time of day; no, the Attorney General will not pursue himself when he has broken no laws. Issa et. al. feel as if they have unlimited access to our tax dollars for bullshit of this type, and I wonder when the media will raise a red flag.

        • Miranda

          It was done solely for the purpose of getting those Dems on record who are in districts where there are a lot of crazy azz teabaggers that listen to Rush and watch Fox News all day while living on the gubment teat theylove to scream about.

        • Miranda

          It was done solely for the purpose of getting those Dems on record who are in districts where there are a lot of crazy azz teabaggers that listen to Rush and watch Fox News all day while living on the gubment teat theylove to scream about.

      • GreenLadyHere

        miranda- – — YA MEAN- — -LIKE THIS?- –:>)– –

      • edp4bho

        LOL. Miranda, I just want you to know you keep me laughing.

    • GN

      Duh, because he broke no laws.


      How many impoverished babies could have received a months’ worth of formula on what was spent on this foolishness, and I’m being conservative. This is ridiculous. What are Issa et. al. getting paid for? They have done nothing on jobs, they are on vacation all the time, and when they are at “work” it’s for pursuing a partisan witch hunt. Absolutely blood-boiling ridiculous.

      • MsKitty

        What are Issa et. al. getting paid for? They have done nothing on jobs, they are on vacation all the time, and when they are at “work” it’s for pursuing a partisan witch hunt.

        I would kill to have a sweet gig like that (minus the petty witch hunt, of course).

        • isonprize

          oooh, don’t forget HEALTH CARE FOR LIFE!!

          Selfish bastards.

      • isonprize


        the nurse or doula to help the mother to breast feed?

        services for a speech therapist for the boy who is having problems communicating?

        repair a wheelchair or new mofos for the girl that had grown 2 inches?

        art supplies for the community rec center?


    • annvic

      Hahahahaha! I bet Boehner’s got the Jack Daniels’ IV drip working right now.

    • Admiral_Komack

      -I apologize for the repeat, but this doesn’t get old:

      Eric Holder: “Gee, Barack, I guess Congress has spoken.”

      Barack Obama: “Yeah, Eric, I guess the Attorney General has to uphold that contempt citation.”



      Eric Holder: “Sheeett!”

      Barack Obama: “Golly!”

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- –THIS PHOOL- – –HIS—-“Say-Pay-SPEAK”– – – -is IMPROVIN’- — -WHA’ did he say?–/mean??- – – –

    – – -FIRST:- –[Robyn Flessner Price]
    First of all, his public speaking skills are atrocious. I read the quote twice, and watched the video to make sure he was accurately quoted….and he was. Secondly, why doesn’t he ever tell us what he would do to change things. He’s always says he’s going to change this, repeal that, but he never lays out a plan. What that tells me is that he has no ideas and/or no plan.
    – – TRUTH!!

    NOW:– —Romney: Students Should Get ‘As Much Education As They Can Afford’– – –

    – — —On the campaign trail Wednesday night in Virginia, Mitt Romney took on the topic of education. While extolling the virtues of America as “the land of opportunity for every single person,” Romney said that he believes students should only be able to get as much education “as they can afford”:

    I think this is a land of opportunity for every single person, every single citizen of this great nation. And I want to make sure that we keep America a place of opportunity, where everyone has a fair shot***. They get as much education as they can afford and with their time they’re able to get and if they have a willingness to work hard and the right values, they ought to be able to provide for their family and have a shot of realizing their dreams.

    Watch it:
    THERE IS MORE.- –?????????

    **** A QUOTE FROM- — -MR. PRESIDENT!!- – HAH!- – – -COPY CAT!!- -LOL.

    Sooo- – -Iff U CAIN’T AFFORD IT- —-That’s how MUCH U can GET.??

    THAT seems like a ‘FAIR SHOT”.- – -/SNARK!!- – -geesh!- —

    He could AFFORD IT–annnd STILL di-ent GET IT!!—— —

    – — – –TELL- -HIM- – Antoine. LOL– —

    • Kennymack1971

      This Dude…the entitlement just oozes from him.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Kennymack1971. ***BIG HUG** :>)- —

        – —****fist bump***- — Jus’ LIKE his- – -STOOPIDITY! —-LOL.

        Except that it SPEWS- – -errytime he opens his mouth! LOL

        Good 2 C U- -Kennymack1971. :>)

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Kennymack1971. I cain”t open the other REPLY–

        -sooo- -MY REPLY: – –Cornrow REALLY wanted that- -WHITE HOUSE INVITE!- –LOL.

        T(r)avesty- jus’ a — STR8 – -HATA!!….ENVY is a TERRIBLE THANG!! LOL.

  • Miranda

    Any bets on if somebody will actually burst into flames on the Sunday talk shows? They’re gonna have to spin and contort and the hosts will do their damndest to try and find the most creative ways to prop up the GOP talking points. I think someone may actually combust right on stage from the negative energy combined with the hot air.

    • Nancy Pelosi is gonna be on MTP. I’ve got a feeling some wig snatching will occur.

      • AxelFoley


    • nellcote

      Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

      ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; White House chief of staff Jack Lew; Vicki Kennedy, widow of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.

      NBC’s “Meet the Press” — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.; former Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt.

      CBS’ “Face the Nation” — House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Govs. Martin O’Malley, D-Md., and Scott Walker, R-Wis.

      CNN’s “State of the Union” — Lew; Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo.

      “Fox News Sunday” — Lew; Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

    • nathkatun7

      Go ahead and speak TRUTH, Miranda! These people, both the GOP and the Media were so sure that the Court was gong to strike down the ACA. To be honest, I also thought so too. But my great nephew, who is at Harvard Law School, was absolutely convinced that the ACA would be upheld. He told his father (my nephew), who is a law professor, that Antonin Scalia’s angry outbursts, following the Arizona immigration decision, was a telling sign that ACA would be upheld. Never again will I ever underestimate the wisdom of attentive young people.

      The Media on Sunday will probably feature old politicians like McCain, and old pundits like George Will, who will spit doom and groom for President Obama. Once again, the media GOP enablers will overlook and ignore the smart young people who pay little attention to the the tired, boring, clueless, and backward Sunday talk show guests.

      If young people turnout to vote at the same rate as they did in 2008, I don’t think –not withstanding the media propaganda in his favor– that Willard “Mitt” Romney has a chance of being elected President. There is, of course, the possibility that Republicans could rig/steal the votes— especially in Republican controlled states like Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio,

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- —O.K.- – -LOL.- –THIS is cute— -[GottaLaff annd their t-shirts] :>)

    – – –Support Pres. Obama with a “Health reform STILL a BFD” tee shirt– –

    – – —… because the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act was, indeed, a big f’ing deal.– -LOL.– —

  • GreenLadyHere


    – – –Obama Tours Colorado Wildfire Damage– –

    – — –President Obama absorbed the devastation of Colorado’s wildfires today, visiting a neighborhood struck by the flames and taking in the acrid smells of charred homes while plumes of smoke rose from the surrounding mountains. After declaring a “major disaster” in the state and promising federal aid, Obama got a firsthand view of the fires and their toll on residential communities. More than 30,000 people have been evacuated in what is now the most destructive wildfire in state history.

    “We all recognize that there but for the grace of God go I,” said the president. “We’ve got to make sure that we have each others’ backs.” Obama’s appearance in Colorado took on added significance coming less than five months before the election. The state is a crucial swing state, and the president’s visit illustrated the enormous power of incumbency he enjoys to deliver not only assistance but to show compassion and command.

    – – — -THANK U- -MR. PRESIDENT.- – -:>)- —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – -CONTRARY 2 THIS- – meme:- – -“HE DON’T DO NOTHIN” 4 BLAH FOLKS. . .”

    – — SCOTUS: 5 Things the Obamacare Ruling Does for Blacks and Latinos – – —

    — –Blacks, Latinos and other folks of color make up more than half of the nation’s uninsured population. And many have framed the fight for affordable care as being a battle for racial equality precisely because African Americans and Latinos have historically had limited access to quality care due to institutional barriers. Today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act will have a substantial effect on Latinos and Blacks. Let’s take a look at what Obamacare does for these Americans:

    1. More Blacks and Latinos will gain health coverage: A recent study shows that the Affordable Care Act could cut the eight-percentage-point Black-White differential in uninsured rates in half. The nineteen-percentage-point Hispanic-White differential in uninsured rates could be reduced by slightly less than a quarter. The extent that Black and Latino communities will have a lower rate of uninsured members will largely depend on how people are being informed about enrollment in Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the soon to be created health insurance exchanges. In the Latino community, addressing language barriers will be key.

    2. More Black and Latino Doctors and Nurses:

    – — -HATAS- – -I cain’t hear U.- — HAH!- –

    — SAY- – – -THANK U 2 MR. PRESIDENT!! :>)

    • Kennymack1971

      I’m sure the sole patrol and blacker than thou inc.will acknowledge all of this right? right?

      • isonprize

        Kenny, don’t go holdin’ your breath, okay?

        • GreenLadyHere

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

          U! AIN’T! NEVA! LIED!! – – LOL. —

          The haven’t acknowledged his OTHER accomplishments!!- – –

          – – –Cornrow –really wanted that- –WHITE HOUSE INVITE!!- —LOL. ***shakin’ my head**

          – – – -Good 2 C U isonprize. :>)

      • AxelFoley


      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Kennymack1971.- —I got ON 2 REPLY. DISQUS- – -actin’ up! LOL.

        LOL- – – YEAH RIGHT!!- – –
        WHEN- -THIS- -HAPPENS!
        – LOL.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- — Here is a VIDEO- -of MR. PRESIDENT’s TOUR of COLORADO-

    – – –Obama tours wildfire devastation

    – – — President Obama visited Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday to tour the devastation from a sprawling wildfire that has consumed some 350 homes and claimed at least one life.

    The president began his tour in a neighborhood consumed by fire three days prior. Homes in the neighborhood, like those throughout the region, had been torched by the flames, leaving little but foundation behind. The twisted, melted frames of automobiles in garages and on the street served notice of the destruction that had swept through.

    The president spoke with firefighters who explained how the fire had jumped from one house to the next, and said he was stunned by the aftermath.

    “Obviously, as you saw in the some of these subdivisions, the devastation is enormous. And our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who have been affected,” the president said.

    – — –THANK U – – BLESS U – – -MR. PRESIDENT. :>)- – –

    – – -YA KNOW- –I have NOT heard 1 RE-THUG- -NOT 1- – –make any EXPRESSIONS about these FIRES!!- — NOT EVEN a COLORADO legislator. Did any of U hear anything??-

    – Jus’ axin’. . . . .

    • Aquagranny911

      I saw the footage. I was also on the Colorado web sites some of the pics are just devastating. I’ve only been close to one forest fire where we got evacuated. It wasn’t that big & they contained it pretty fast but it was very scary.

      One thing that concerns me so much is the health issues for so many living in the area, especially those with asthma. Even if their homes aren’t threatened, breathing that air can be so sick making for the most vulnerable. I hope people are paying close attention to that.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Aquagranny911. I KNOW.- -HUH?- – -Soo SAD.- – – PRAYIN’ 4 ALL.-

        Annd that PHOOL rom-KNEE- — doesn’t C a need 4 —MORE- – FIREFIGHTERS!! geesh!- —-

        He would iff his house was – – -ON FIRE.- humph!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – — THIS SITE- – – DA STR8 – –BOMB!! :>)- – –It is UPDATED – often. :>)

    — –Real People Speak Out: The Affordable Care Act Is Helping Me– – –

    – —- The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, ensures hard-working, middle class families will get the security they deserve and protects every American from the worst insurance company abuses. In fact, many Americans are already seeing benefits from the Affordable Care Act, from mothers who no longer have to worry about their children with pre-existing conditions losing their health coverage, to young adults who can stay on their parent’s insurance plans until age 26, to seniors who are saving money on their prescription drugs.

    Check out the videos below to hear from people all over the country who are benefitting from health reform.

    WHAT was THAT about- -MESSAGING??- – – Ifff ANYBODY WANTSTA KNOW- – – -CHECK IT OUT!! :>)

  • rikyrah

    White House cursing is not a BFD
    By Steve Benen

    Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:20 PM EDT.

    Two years ago, at the signing ceremony for the Affordable Care Act, Vice President Biden was overheard telling President Obama the historic occasion was a “big f**king deal.” The comment wasn’t intended for the public — Biden didn’t know the microphone would pick it up — but once it was out there, the White House embraced it as an endearing Biden moment.

    And with that in mind, the Obama campaign is selling t-shirts like these, touting the same “BFD” message. It led Jake Tapper today to highlight the recent history of “blue” language and Team Obama.
    Conservatives suggest that cursing is now a “thing” for the Obama campaign, given that campaign manager Jim Messina yesterday blogged “Let’s win the damn election,” and Democratic National Committee executive director Patrick Gaspard tweeted “it’s constitutional. B******.” (Asterisks included by ABC)

    And Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod in March blogged. “Hell yeah, I like Obamacare.”

    Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s senior adviser, said language like this is “not presidential.” (Follow up question for Fehrnstrom: your campaign believes in heckling and sending a bus to drive around in circles while honking. Is that “presidential”?)

    But before these questions about political cursing make the rounds too much, let’s also pause to note recent history. When George W. Bush decided to launch an unnecessary war, he proclaimed, “F**k Saddam, we’re taking him out.” When Dick Cheney ran into Pat Leahy on the Senate floor in 2004, he said, “Go f**k yourself.”


    During a discussion on immigration policy a few years ago, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) screamed at Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), saying “F**k you! This is chickens**t stuff.” On the campaign trail a few months ago, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who positions himself as a virtues champion of traditional values, blasted a reporter’s question as “bulls**t.”

    The point is people in politics sometimes use profanity. So do people outside of politics. Let’s not make too big a fuss about this.

    Postscript: I don’t claim to be an expert on cursing, but are words like “damn” and “hell” still considered “bad” words? Are people who use them seriously at risk of being accused of having a “potty mouth”?

    • MsKitty

      Oh, for fuck’s sake

      • Aquagranny911

        You used the “F-word” I’m so shocked! These goatfucking hypocrites make me sick, swooning & calling for the ammonia salts at creative language among adults.

        Do they even know that FUCK is an old English legal term that means “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge?” People could be punished for “fucking” in them old days.

        Some of these ass wipes should be real experts on “fucking.”

        (Sorry, relief from anxiety has brought out my worst tonight)

    • conlakappa

      Oh, the pearls done been clutched! The Darth One calls a reporter an a**hole, is chimed in by the previous occupant with a “big time,” which would seem to affirm a nasty personal comment made about someone and considered, what, salty and macho? Mind you, Jake Tapper made his bones at the Washington City Paper, which is known for throwing as many f-bombs as it did the word the but he’s getting precious about this? Fools? Please.

  • rikyrah

    With friends like Rubio…
    By Steve Benen
    Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:35 PM EDT.

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a far-right rising star who’ll be vetted for the Republicans’ vice presidential nomination, has a history of saying things that aren’t especially helpful to Mitt Romney.

    In March, for example, a day after endorsing the former Massachusetts governor, the Florida senator said, “There are a lot of other people out there that some of us wish had run for president, but they didn’t.” Ouch.

    Now it’s falling on Rubio to defend Romney’s health care reform law, which happens to be nearly identical to President Obama’s health care reform law. Specifically, Rubio was tasked with explaining why Obama’s tax penalty for failing to have insurance is outrageous, but Romney’s identical tax policy for failing to have insurance is perfectly acceptable.

    The defense isn’t coming together especially well (thanks to Dan Sachar for the tip).
    The immediate response to the Democrats’ tax rebuttal from Republicans was less than impressive.

    Romney “supported it on the state level. Which means if you didn’t like it in Massachusetts, you could move to another state,” Rubio said on Bloomberg Television. “What are people supposed to do? Leave the United States now because of Barack Obama’s brilliant idea to stick the IRS on millions of people? More importantly, the state of Massachusetts doesn’t have the IRS.”

    First, Massachusetts has a Department of Revenue, which is the state version of the IRS. Second, I realize public policy isn’t Marco Rubio’s strong point, but “millions of people” won’t have to pay the tax penalty under the Affordable Care Act.

    But I’m especially impressed with the idea that Romney’s former constituents “could move to another state” if they were outraged by Romney’s health care policy. Or as Jon Chait put it, “Right! At least it’s possible to flee the socialist hell that Mitt Romney constructed in Massachusetts for another state, but there’s no way you can leave the country! Even if you make it past the armed guards, you’ll be killed by the electrical fence! No, wait — I’m thinking of East Germany.”

    • itgurl_29

      You know what, I hope he does pick Rubio. So he can go ahead and crash and burn on the national stage. This guy is a bimbo on the scale of Sarah Palin. I could not stand to have to hear about this dude for another 4 or 8 years as some kind of Latino Republican hope. Just put him on the ticket and let him humiliate himself so we don’t have to hear from him again.

      • isonprize

        it_gurl. There is talk of Myth R-money picking Condi. WHHHEEEWWWW HOOOOOO!!

        I would pay money just to be in the crowd for the VP debate between Joey and Condi. Lawd Have Mercy….

        • Aquagranny911

          Never happen. Robme’s racist base would explode & what ever you may think about Condi, she’s not stupid. Repugnants like their women with big tits, big hair & tiny brains.

          That was fun! I feel so much better now that I don’t have to worry about my daughter.

          • nathkatun7

            Aquagranny, You make good points. But, there is one thing that I’ve also observed about racists: they will look the other way so long as the person of color they embrace promises to act like them, or even out do them, in being racist. For example: Justice Thomas and Congressman Allen West.

            On the other hand, you’re right that the reason Romney’s base will be uncomfortable about picking Condi Rice is her brains. I don’t think that Romney will pick a VP, and especially a black woman, who may come across as being smarter than him.

  • isonprize

    THIS IS WHO THEY ARE! (Video – 1min +)

    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) erroneously tells Governor Rick Scott (R) that the U.S. Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s health care ruling was voted down (13-second mark). Scott then halts the state clemency board meeting for a five-minute break. About a minute later, Bondi’s chief of staff, Carlos Muniz, realizes most of the law has been upheld.

    It is repulsive to me that these people are actually happy thinking that millions of people would be denied access to decent health care. These people are, initially, very happy!!

    THIS IS WHO THEY ARE!! This is why I will always call them Re-thug-licans.

  • Aquagranny911

    Thank you POU Family for all your prayers & positive wishes. My daughter is out of surgery & resting in ICU. Docs are pleased with the out come & are feeling confident she will continue to recover & grow stronger because they found two things that were causing her so many problems & they were able to correct them.

    I am grateful to all here who supported me & hearts;

    • gc

      Thank you so much for the update and good news. I’ve been thinking about her.

      • Aquagranny911

        ♥ Mi Amiga, gracias. I’ve been reading your comments & I see big congrats are required. Now, you can focus on ordering up a few little ‘Gcs’ You must definitely request at least one granddaughter. I heartily recommend them.

    • annvic

      Yay! Congratulations, Aquagranny!

      • Aquagranny911

        Doing my “Snoopy Dance” Thank you!

    • MsKitty

      Great news. Keep us posted.

      • Aquagranny911

        I talked to her just briefly & her first words were: “They are going to write me up for some medical journal. That is so cool!”

        She has a very rare disorder that I guess just got rarer today.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Thank U Aquagranny911♥- – –Sooo happy 4 her- –U – FAMILY. :>)

      Continuin’ the PRAYERS!! :>) BLESS ALL. :>)

      • Aquagranny911

        ♥ My Lady…continuing mine for you.

        • GreenLadyHere

          THANK U.♥- – -Very much needed. :>)

    • isonprize

      {{{{{AG}}}}}, take care of YOURSELF TOO!!

      • Aquagranny911

        I’m a “tough customer” being here with you all will renew my spirits. I’m not a worrier by nature so I bounce back fast.

    • AxelFoley

      So glad to hear this, AG.

      • Aquagranny911

        Thanks, Axel & I appreciate the prayers & good thoughts of all here. That matters.

    • nathkatun7

      I am so happy to hear the wonderful news about your daughter. I pray and hope that she makes a speedy recovery. Though I’ve never met you in person, Aquagranny, your indomitable spirit comes through in all your commentaries. I am sure your strength and fearlessness are tremendous assets that will help your daughter’s recovery.

      Wishing you, your daughter all the best!

    • Admiral_Komack

      Very good news.

  • WE???

    Van Jones ‏@VanJones68
    WE WON !!! Congress will NOT DOUBLE student interest rates. So proud 2B part of @RebuildDream. With our partners, we saved next gen $20B !!

    • annvic

      Lmao, this mofo right here! Van Jones is that dude on your job that when you have to work on something together he contributes nothing, misses most of the meetings, and when he does show up questions you on every decision you make, then when it’s done he’s the first one in line talking about “Yeah, I knew we could do it!”.

      • GN

        Spot on. And if the project proves impossible to complete, that type will throw you right under the bus, telling everyone who will listen that you fucked shit up and if you’d only listened to her/him, the project would have been perfect. Describes the entirety of the professional left / sole patrol / fauxgressive universe to a “t.”

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia – – -***fist bump***- – – –

      As Tonto said 2 the LONE RANGER– – when they were

      surrounded by Navajos:- and the LONE RANGER said- –“Looks like WE R doomed..” –

      – – – –WE- -WHO —WHITE MAN?– – –

      Sooo- – -WE say- – – -WE WHO- –TRAITOR???- – -***tsk** ***eye roll***

    • Miranda

      utterly shameless

    • conlakappa

      Duh, we the unwashed proletariat!!! The 99%!!!

    • isonprize

      Van, dude. Stop it. JUST STOP.

    • GN

      Fauxgressives rush to give themselves credit for every success coming from PBO/Dems, while trashing PBO/Dems for every challenge.

      Insufferable doesn’t even begin to describe it. They need to have the seat of seats, for real.

    • AxelFoley

      He MUST be speaking French.

      “We”, indeed.

  • rikyrah

    June 28, 2012

    ANOTHER shower

    Eric Cantor just said that after Republicans repeal ObamaCare (which won’t happen), then Republicans will finally have a chance to do healthcare right (naturally, no specifics).

    That would be the same chance the Republican majority in both houses had in 1995, in 1997, in 1999, in 2001, in 2003, and in 2005.

    Apparently, seven’s the charm.

    What frauds these people are. Even Nixon wouldn’t buy a used car from these slippery and trickiest of dicks.

    Although Charlie Cook, of the Cook Report, writes that “If you’re waiting for a retreat of tea party politics in the House Republican Conference and a resurgence of Blue Dog Democrats in the next Congress, you are likely going to be disappointed,” I nonetheless find it ethically inconceivable that the American electorate would return a majority of these swindling buffoons and swinish racketeers to the United States House.

  • rikyrah

    June 28, 2012

    Mitt Romney–>Hot Shower

    What else can one say about Mitt Romney’s “rebuttal” than that it was shockingly unsurprising. This man is an indefatigable, shameless, amoral liar–and we expected every syllable of this morning’s compounded lies.

    It’s actually sickening; just listening to Romney’s lies is a sickening act. What’s more, while listening I always feel like another shower is in moral order. To subject oneself to a Jim Jones presidential candidate–from one of the two major parties, no less–is a nearly indescribable act of degrading participation in pure, wretched filth.

    Good God, is Romney really the best the GOP could do? After eight years of George W.?–who, as I recall, cost me 2,920 additional showers?

  • rikyrah

    from Charles Pierce:

    This is fantastic:

    Charles Pierce: One of the overlooked elements in Thursday’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act is that, beyond the individual mandate and the hysterical politics surrounding it, the act itself is chock-full of innovative ideas and pilot programs and all sorts of other experimental goodness directed toward making easier the lives of people dealing with serious health problems. Like, for example, Alzheimer’s Disease…

    Tucked away in the act is a pilot program for 10,000 people called the Independence At Home program. This is a technique first developed by the Veterans Administration by which a patient with a chronic disease, like Alzheimer’s, is treated in his or her own home by a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, geriatric pharmacists, and any other health professional whose specialty is required.

    This is not only cost-efficient, being infinitely cheaper than hospitals and nursing homes, but it is a comfort for the patients and their families…

    …. The program is the brainchild of Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), whose mother died from Alzheimer’s …. “Let’s just start with pre-existing conditions,” Markey told me on Thursday evening. “If the law had been struck down, you didn’t have those protections anymore. And we know that five million people have Alzheimer’s right now, and that 15 million are going to get it. Let’s go to bankruptcy, then. The law says that just because you got sick, you cannot go bankrupt.”

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – –THESE- –RE-THUGS- – takes aim at MR. PRESIDENT from any angle that they can!!- – -geesh.

    BUT – — – he is ON IT!!- – –

    Obama Threatens To Veto Bill That Defunds Wall Street Reform– – –

    – – – —House Republicans, after failing to prevent the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law from passing Congress, have attempted to undermine it by refusing to give Wall Street regulators adequate funds to do their jobs. Both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are short of the funding they require, and House Republicans recently voted in committee to fund the SEC $245 million below the Obama administration’s request for 2013.

    However, should that funding bill actually reach President Obama’s desk, he has announced that he will veto it:

    – – -The 2013 Financial Services bill is heading to the House floor after being considered by the Rules Committee on Thursday.

    “The bill severely undermines key investments in financial oversight and implementation of Wall Street reform to protect American consumers, as well as needed tax enforcement and taxpayer services. It also hampers effective implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA),” the White House statement reads.

    END ’round move 2 STOP the –ACA[Obama]!!- – — geesh!!- –
    -THEY EVIL/VILE!!- —

  • rikyrah

    It was always a trap

    Friday, June 29, 2012 | Posted by Liberal Librarian at 12:07 PM

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 24 hours—and if you’re reading this essay, chances are you haven’t been—President Obama—and, more importantly, the American people—were handed a huge victory yesterday when the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. Deaniac will have an analysis of the decision in depth. I want to address the political impact of the decision going into November.

    In my previous essay, I delved into my fascination with Roman history to draw a parallel with what I see as part of Obama’s strategy. The way that the ACA case has played out confirms what I see as his strategy.

    If you remember, Republicans were braying that the President was going to run a “billion dollar campaign” for re-election that would destroy democracy in the US forever. As usual, the Right was projecting its own sins onto its opponents. The fact is that the Obama campaign was never going to get near $1 billion in funding. Democrats, were aghast at the Citizens United ruling, and major donors like Warren Buffet will not donate to Democratic Super PACs as a matter of principle. We can argue the merits of such positions—I think as long as Citizens United is the law of the land it’s more than short-sighted to unilaterally hamstring ourselves—but the fact remains that with that decision the floodgates opened for GOP donors. Those who donate to the GOP Super PACs see themselves as the most harmed by Democratic policies, and giving a small percentage of their wealth to defeat the socialist interloper in the White House and his compatriots all across the country is seen as a small but wise investment. The Republican campaign was always going to have more money than the Democrats once finance laws were struck down. Darkly warning that the Democrats were going to have hundreds of millions of dollars to impose their will upon an unwilling populace was the usual Republican strategy of deflecting their own intentions onto their enemies.

    Pres. Obama knew he was going to face opponents who were better funded than he would be; for the first time in modern US history, the incumbent would be at a financial disadvantage in an election.

    But Obama has been here before. Hilary Clinton was the presumptive nominee in 2008—before he beat her by amassing an intricate knowledge of the delegate selection rules which allowed him to amass delegates while the Clinton campaign focused on winning big states. He was supposed to lose to war hero John McCain; America wasn’t ready for a black President. But then McCain chose Sarah Palin as his vice president, and Obama kept campaigning, drumming up enthusiasm, instilling in people the hope that things could change if the son of an African father and a white Kansas mother could be elected in a country with a dark racial history.

    Just like Hannibal facing a larger Roman army, Obama has faced opponents with more resources, and beaten them by a combination of keen strategy and deft tactics. His opponents always expect his attacks to come from the normal direction, the way it has always been done, and he upends them by attacking out of left field. As an aikido master, he allows his opponents’ own momentum to throw them, so that he can conserve his own precious resources.

    However, being at a disadvantage means you have to take risks. And that’s what he did with bringing ACA before the Supreme Court this year.

    He could have waited until after the election. There was no legal reason to bypass lower court action and send the case directly to SCOTUS. But, the health care law was the President’s greatest domestic achievement. He was always planning to run on it, despite what the Right was saying. But it would be more difficult to run on it when the law’s status was still unsettled. It needed to be decided, one way or the other. And the best way to run on it was to bringing it before the Court, have it upheld, and then tout its provisions for the entire campaign. Upholding it would also fire up his supporters. Victory breeds victory, but victory only comes to the bold. It was a bold tactic to push forward the ruling on the law—a decision that many on the Left condemned after the “disastrous” oral arguments.

  • isonprize

    Hey POU folks,

    Whatever happened to Alex’s Lounge? Beautiful pics of fabulous places, with drink recipes and good conversation with other POU ‘regulars’ ? Just curious…

    • Aquagranny911

      Good question. This is one POU ‘regular’ who could really use that Lounge tonight! I hate drinking & dancing alone & I have lots to celebrate!

      • isonprize

        How’s your baby girl doing? I know she’s a grown woman, but if you’re anything like me, she’ll always be your baby, ESPECIALLY when they’re not feeling well…

        • Aquagranny911

          She IS my baby, the youngest, & she is doing good. I talked to her just briefly. The docs might have finally gotten to the root cause of her problems. She was a perfectly healthy woman three years ago, mother of two kiddos who suddenly collapsed while jogging.

          She was eventually diagnosed with a very rare genetic heart condition after months of testing & misdiagnosis. She has really been through it but what does not kill us just makes us that much stronger. I think these new docs finally got it. She will stand! We don’t make wimps in this family. She was joking tonight that she will be written up in a medical journal!

    • Alexander2

      Hey isonprize:

      Alex’s Lounge will have a grand re-opening sometime next month.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – — -Hmmm.. . .

    – – –Judge Puts Off Ruling About George Zimmerman’s Bail– – –

    – – – –A Florida judge made no ruling on Friday about whether George Zimmerman should be released from jail again while he awaits trial for the second degree murder trial in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

    Judge Kenneth Lester Jr., said he would make his decision at a later time.

    WAY-ELL- — —Back 2 da – –ORANGE JUMPSUIT!! – – – LOL

  • lamh35

    Magic Mike was good, as long as you don’t expect beaucoup stripping.  Ladies def go see it!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – —SAD NEWS- —

    – – —Judy Agnew dead at 91– —

    – – – – The widow of former Vice President Spiro Agnew has died. Judy Agnew was 91.

    Agnew’s daughter Susan Sagle said Friday her mother died on June 20 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., with her four children present.

    Sagle says her mother’s health had been deteriorating since 2005 and she developed pneumonia.

    The wife of the man who became known as President Richard Nixon’s strident point man stayed out of politics, focusing on family life.

    “I think she had a very quiet and enjoyable life with friends and family and stayed very much involved with her family, which was the most important part of her life,” Sagle said in a telephone interview Friday.


  • crazycanuck

    Well Disqus is at it again

    • Aquagranny911

      Disqus is the total wormy, rat guts, disgusting pits! It is totally malfunctioning on all their sites I visit. My Dashboard is gone. Earlier this week my Dashboard posted comments I made to another blog to someone on this one. Comments get posted all over the figging where. I can’t sign on to read comments at some sites.

      Disqus, you worthless piece of scum! We should all band together and rip your little chips out!

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