August 20, 2014

Friday Afternoon Thread: Happy Birthday Mary J. Blige!

Happy Birthday!

Who out there doesn’t love some Mary? She’s everybody’s homegirl and she has somehow over the years, combined ghetto fabulousness, hip hop and couture in a way that can never be duplicated. She does it JUST. RIGHT. Love some Mary!

  • Alma98

    Happy Birthday my fellow Capricorn, Mary J’s bday is a day before mine.

    • conlakappa

      Yay Capricorns! Has your birthday happened yet? Mine was Tuesday.

      • Aquagranny911

        Dang! Happy late birthday! Capricorns ARE cool! I have several in my fam.

      • Alma98

        Happy Belated Birthday conlakappa! Capricorns are the best huh lol.

        • conlakappa

          Thanks! Didn’t you say your oldest is a Capricorn? Besos de cumpleanyos [yes, I know it's with a tilde but I'm being phonetic here!] to him.

          • Alma98

            Yes his birthday was December 28th I also have two brothers that are Capricorns.

          • conlakappa

            Interesting. We only have one Capricorn male in the family and it’s an older cousin whose birthday is the day after mine. Though my extended family is massive, our birthdays have weird clumping patterns to them.

          • Alma98

            We have clumps like that. We finally figured out a lot birthdays lined up with planting and harvest times, my family were share-croppers.

          • Aquagranny911

            LOL! A pox on Disqus!

            We have a lot of winter & spring births in my Fam because I think no one wants to be big ass pregnant in AZ during July & August!

            I was born early September & Mama said “Never Again!” I was her only fall birth & the rare Virgo in my Fam.

            Lonely onion in the petunia patch, lol!

          • Alma98

            HAHAHAHA!

          • GreenLadyHere

            WAitaminute. . .conlakappa – –***BIG HUG** :>)

            Jus’ seein’ THIS. :>)

            HAPPY BIRTHDAY –conlakappa♥ – -

            Now – –will U please go –DOWN THREAD –annnd “SHARE” in Alma’s TREATS. :>)

            Promise that there is ENUFF. :>) – -

            WHEW LAWD. :>) I’m – –BEYOND WEARY! – -LOL – -

            Hope U had/will have a – -nice – –SPECIAL DAY. :>) – -

      • TyrenM

        Happy Belated.

      • GN

        Happy Birthday!!!

      • AxelFoley

        Happy Belated, conlakappa!

      • sagittarius

        Happy Birthday, conlakappa!

    • Aquagranny911

      Thanks for the notice! GLH appreciates that & I will have time to think up something for you but I’m no good at the cool graphics like you are. Maybe a song…hummm?

      • Alma98

        Thanks AG I love all kinds of music so surprise me.

    • creolechild

      Happy Birthday Alma and Conlakappa! (:

      • Alma98

        Thank you!

      • conlakappa

        Thanks!

  • Miranda

    Stars line up for Obama’s inaugural events

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing an A-list of performers for his inaugural festivities, including a massive gala expected to draw more than 35,000 revelers.

    Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley are among the stars planning to sing at Obama’s inaugural galas Jan. 21 and a children’s concert on Jan. 19. Also signed up are Marc Anthony, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and the cast of “Glee.”

    The concert and the two official inaugural balls are being held at the Washington Convention Center over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend when Obama begins his second term. The performers join top talent already announced for Obama’s signing ceremony Jan. 21 on the West Front of the Capitol, including Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor.

    Other event performers include pop-rap foursome Far East Movement, Grammy-nominated pop-rock trio fun., R&B boy band Mindless Behavior, rapper Nick Cannon and youth gospel choir Soul Children of Chicago. Inaugural organizers aren’t saying yet which performances will be at which convention center event.
    more here: http://thegrio.com/2013/01/11/stars-line-up-for-obamas-inaugural-events-slideshow/#s:the-40th-american-music-awards-show

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

      Mindless Behavior??? Tha hail??

      • GreenLadyHere

        Sepia – - –”Mindless Behavior” – - – -THAT’S 4 da – –RE-THUCKERS!! – - –DIVERSITY!! – -LOL – -

      • Town

        That’s for the Tea Party.

  • GreenLadyHere

    MEDIA ALERT! – - – -President Obama/President Karzai MEETIN’ – –ON SOON. – –

    – –STANDIN’ – -”O”! — — -Woo! Hoo! — -

    • nellcote

      Can U justify this war.?
      ===
      What dumbass asked that? I’d guess but there’s too many to choose from.

  • qosine

    Pres. Obama and Pres. Karzai now on.

    Our President is just so . . . . Presidential!

    • isonprize

      Pres. Hamid Karzai is only 4 years older than Pres. Obama. (according to the wiki thingie… 24 Dec 1957)

      Why does he look like he could be PBO’s granddaddy? Seriously.

      On a different note: The Best Dressed Men in the World, 2007 – 10. Hamid Karzai

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

        Karzai’s cape fab! #Werk

        • Alma98

          LOL! I was just saying to my son Karzai was rocking that cape.

        • JojoRaze

          karzai always looks sharp in his hat and cape! He corrupt but stay looking fly.

          • AxelFoley

            Pimpin’ ain’t easy.

          • nellcote

            If he whipped out a chalice I wouldn’t be surprised but I would fall on the floor laughing.

      • qosine

        No kidding, he does look like he could be PBO’s
        grandaddy. I was just thinking about Pres. Karzai’s
        cape! Looks sharp:)

      • itgurl_29

        Really?! I would have thought he was late 60s/early 70s! Damn, he looks bad.

        • conlakappa

          Being at constant war/threat of assassination ages one?

          • isonprize

            There is that…

      • Aquagranny911

        It’s not the age, it’s the mileage, lol.

      • AxelFoley

        Gotta be rough living in Afghanistan. I mean damn, he DO look a lot older than PBO. Hell, I thought he was older than my folks.

  • Alma98

    I know I’m not the only person that has a relative who looks like Mary J.. In my case she looks like my aunt.

    • itgurl_29

      My mother said she had a great aunt who looked just like Mary.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Alma98 — – -YEP! — -I DO. – - -BWAHAHA —J/K — LOL —

      BUT — my cousin does. :>) — -

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

    Well dayum! The GOP just shat on themselves!

    Business leaders to GOP: No more debt limit hostage taking!
    Posted by Greg Sargent on January 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Another key moment in the debt ceiling fight: On MSNBC this morning, the head of the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce called on Republicans to stop using the threat of default to get the spending cuts they want.

    Chamber president Tom Donohue didn’t do this quite as directly as he might have, but the plain meaning was clear. This is significant, because in doing this, he went further than other business leaders, who have merely issued a general call for a hike in the debt ceiling without pointing a finger at Republican debt ceiling hostage taking. Donohue, by contrast, said he wants to see a stop to the tactic of using the debt ceiling as leverage.

    “When you get down to defaulting on the debt, you have a very, very serious question: What will happen to interest rates, what will happen to our relationships around the world?” Donohue said in an interview with Chuck Todd. “It could really hurt the economy.”

    MORE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/01/11/business-leaders-to-gop-no-more-debt-limit-hostage-taking/

    • Ebogan63

      Looks like PBO telling the Business Roundtable: ‘Yo, y’all need to put yo peeps in check’ has done the trick.

      • JojoRaze

        This is huge if the Chamber of Commerce is saying it. Looks like these dudes did the math and was like “Whatever PBO taxes me is better than the Repubs trying to cut govt spending and messing with the world economy with the debt ceiling hostage taking steeze.”

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

    Betsy Fischer Martin ‏@BetsyMTP
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal judge approves sweeping agreement to overhaul troubled New Orleans Police Department. @AP

    • GN

      Notice that the PBO admin’s reforms re: corrupt police departments are almost NEVER discussed by the so-called principled lefty media. Speaks volumes.

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

        Because they’re not the ones affected.

      • conlakappa

        Gitmo… drones… booga, booga, booga!!

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

          *dead*

          • conlakappa

            You know that’s what they’re thinking. As long as Manning isn’t free, there is no justice or peace. Oh, yeah, and Gitmo.

    • qosine

      This is very, very welcome news.

    • dannie22

      thats tremendous news

  • qosine

    GEEE, Rachel. Did you year what Pres. Obama just said about why we are in Aghanistan.

    3000 Americans were murdered and we are going after Al Q. Before we withdraw, we need a stable government in Aghanistan for the Afghan people as well as making sure the Al Q and Taliban don’t have a launching pad for terrorists in Afghanistan.

    Have we accomplished everything? Well, as a human endeavor, probably not. But the men and women of American forces, along with civilian diplomats, and the government an people of Afghan have accomplished much.

    • Aquagranny911

      Rachel needs to take a seat on a cactus & rotate! I don’t watch her but from what I’m seeing around the blogs I haven’t missed anything.

      • qosine

        If she would stay off her Alternative President gig, she can explain — not interpret, opine, remonstrate — world events rather well. She could put her background to good use if she wished.

        • Aquagranny911

          Yeah, but she mostly doesn’t do that which is why I don’t watch her. She irritates me too much!

  • qosine

    Click off pundits.

    Rather hear what you guys think.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - -

    – — – -WOO! HOO! -THIS IS IT!! – –BINGO!!! – - –COUNT IT —”CALCULATOR MINIONS!”!!!

    The SINGLE BEST INDICATOR of a COUNTRY’s PROSPERITY IS HOW IT TREATS ITS – -WOMEN!!! -President Barack Hussein Obama, 1-11-13

  • dannie22
    • Miranda

      Their faces are so strong.

    • sagittarius

      Talk about black don’t crack?! Some of the elders in their 80s and 90s look three decades younger!

  • conlakappa

    If there is a global wood shortage, I’d blame the nascent U.S. Senate candidacy one Cory Booker, who clearly has decided to go the martyr route. I got an e-mail with this as a subject line:

    Cory v. the Establishment

    What kind of dirty hippie is the use of that antiquated term supposed to attract? Let us look past the $$$ his Wall Street paymasters have given him over the years. Oh, wait, I cannot.

    • rikyrah

      Cory v. the Establishment

      KNEEGROW, PLEASE

      • conlakappa

        You know? This man is so deeply in the pockets of his Wall Street paymasters that he can tell you the weight, material, and texture of the lint but I’m supposed to believe he’s anti-Establishment? My eye, verily she doth twitch.

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

      Did that email come from Booker’s campaign? Shiiid…Cory IS the Establishment!

      BTW, he also filed to run for U.S. Senator today. I’m surprised he didn’t tweet about it. I guess he was too busy tweeting about how he went from being a raging homophobe to a champion of gay rights.

      • conlakappa

        It came from “PAC+,” whose e-mail list I am somehow on. I have a feeling it’s my dear friends at CREDO who are pimping out my information, or they themselves = PAC+. The only messages I’ve gotten from it have been Cory related. The e-mail claims that Pallone is going to use the political machine to hurt Cory’s chances [and feefees, it would appear].

  • rikyrah

    Jim DeMint Is No Deep Thinker

    by BooMan
    Fri Jan 11th, 2013 at 11:21:39 AM EST

    At least we don’t have to worry that the Heritage Foundation will be empowered by Jim DeMint’s deep thinking. All he’s got is an idea to do some research into how to market tea bagger ideas better in the marketplace. He says, “one lesson I learned in marketing is that, for consumers and voters, perception is reality.” So, really, his plan is to research how to best distort people’s perception so that they accept his alternative reality. He doesn’t plan on using his think tank to come up with new ideas that might appeal to the voters, but, instead, to change what they want.
    Sounds like he’s going to create a soul-crushing environment at the Foundation where actual intellectual activity is discouraged.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/1/11/112139/849

    • qosine

      “Perception is reality.” Wow, DeMint, you really live “the life of the mind.” Dumb$8*&^.

    • conlakappa

      How is this any different from before? Not exactly a brain trust over there and it never has been. Just calling oneself a think tank doesn’t mean actual thinking goes on there.

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

    Obama Plans to Join Trade Talks on Financial Services
    By Mark Drajem & Jennifer M. Freedman – Jan 11, 2013 12:06 PM ET

    President Barack Obama is set to notify Congress early next week that the U.S. plans to participate in trade talks to lower national barriers to financial services, telecommunications and express delivery, according to people familiar with the decision.

    The U.S. Trade Representative’s office is preparing a 90- day notification to Congress that it will take part in so-called trade in services negotiations at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, the people said. They declined to discuss the process on the record before USTR’s formal announcement.

    It would be the first new trade negotiation since Obama was re-elected in November. Nkenge Harmon, a spokeswoman for the USTR in Washington, declined to comment, saying by phone: “We haven’t notified Congress, and when we notify Congress, we’ll notify Congress.”

    A group of 21 governments agreed on five goals for the discussions of an accord on services last month, and pledged to begin negotiations this year. Unlike other WTO negotiations, only those countries that choose to participate are part of the talks. So far, Brazil, China and India, three of the world’s fastest-growing economies, have declined to participate in the discussions. They say the negotiations will impede efforts to reach a global deal as part of the WTO’s Doha Round.

    MORE: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-11/obama-plans-to-join-trade-talks-on-financial-services.html

  • rikyrah

    Some congressman just can’t help themselves

    By Steve Benen

    Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:50 AM EST

    After Election Day, the message to Republicans wasn’t subtle: learn from Akin’s and Mourdock’s mistake and try not to be stupid when it comes to talking about rape. And yet, Amanda Terkel flags this jaw-dropper from Rep. Phil Gingrey (R) of Georgia, who apparently slept through 2012. [Update: video via TPM]

    After suggesting Mourdock was judged unfairly, Gingrey reflected on Akin.

    “[Akin] was asked by a local news source about rape and he said, ‘Look, in a legitimate rape situation’ — and what he meant by legitimate rape was just look, someone can say I was raped: a scared-to-death 15-year-old that becomes impregnated by her boyfriend and then has to tell her parents, that’s pretty tough and might on some occasion say, ‘Hey, I was raped.’ That’s what he meant when he said legitimate rape versus non-legitimate rape. I don’t find anything so horrible about that. But then he went on and said that in a situation of rape, of a legitimate rape, a woman’s body has a way of shutting down so the pregnancy would not occur. He’s partly right on that.”

    Gingrey pointed out that he had been an OB-GYN since 1975.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/01/11/16465515-some-congressman-just-cant-help-themselves?lite

    • qosine

      So was that the last time he saw a patient?

  • rikyrah

    The Morning Plum: The NRA’s Big Lies
    Posted by Greg Sargent on January 11, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Yesterday Joe Biden met with officials from the National Rifle Association in hopes of finding common ground in the quest to prevent future massacres, such as the one in Newtown, which killed 20 children. Predictably, the NRA put out a statement that was full of lies, accusing the White House’s gun task force of an “agenda to attack the Second Amendment” and of blaming “law-abiding gun owners” for the “acts of criminals and madmen.” As always, the game plan is to stoke resentment and fear among gun owners and to obscure the real goals of sensible gun law reform. This signals that an epic battle lies ahead.

    In this context, you really should read the Huffington Post’s big piece detailing the degree to which the NRA represents, first and foremost, the multibillion dollar gun industry. The piece details the financial ties between the two, and demonstrates a key thing about this debate: The NRA is putting an enormous amount of firepower into defending what can only be described as an extreme worldview, one that encourages resistance to even the most sensible regulatory and public safety efforts, with the apparent goal of ensuring that the country is awash in as many guns as possible.

    From the point of view of gun reform advocates, this was captured perfectly in Wayne La Pierre’s now infamous statement, which accompanied his call for armed guards in schools as the only way to protect our children: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/01/11/the-morning-plum-the-nras-big-lies/

  • rikyrah

    Republicans’ new foe: Barack Obama, guerrilla warrior
    January 10, 2013: 1:29 PM ET

    Modern conservatives have long used the imagery of guerrilla war in their pursuit of politics. Now the biggest warrior is in the White House.

    By Nina Easton

    Barack Obama handily won the November election. He cleaned the GOP’s clock in last week’s fiscal-cliff deal, seizing control of a supposedly Republican-controlled House. Now congressional Republicans, with a co-joined L on their foreheads and still leaking public support, can look forward to being out-maneuvered in an unwelcome string of upcoming legislative brawls.

    As President Obama approaches his second inaugural, one thing has become clear: The 2008 peacemaker politician has emerged as a skilled guerrilla warrior. If Bill Clinton’s tactical legacy was disarming his opponents by stealing their ideas — welfare reform, “personal responsibility,” cutting spending — Obama’s may be his skill at dividing to conquer his Republican foes.

    Conservatives were once the reigning champs of honing in and exploiting an opponent’s weakness. Under this President, Lee Atwater’s Sun-Tzu quoting descendants have met their match.

    Republicans are gamely trying to spin the fiscal cliff deal as a victory — 99% of the Bush tax cuts enshrined as permanent! But here’s what Obama got: A pass on entitlement reform (which now recedes to the “unlikely” category even as debt-to-GDP ratios threaten the economy); the public triumph of his election-year narrative that taxes are about “fairness” not economic growth; and a chance to divide Republican ranks between those fearful of being blamed for economic chaos and those fearful of losing conservative supporters.

    The landmines of Obama’s fiscal-cliff victory were planted by likely Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew — in the 2011 debt ceiling deal that put taxes and military spending cuts on the table, and left entitlement reform off, thereby ensuring Republicans would be operating on the defense. And that’s where they will be once again as we lurch to the next series of fiscal crises, starting with next month’s debate over raising the nation’s debt ceiling.

    http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/01/10/obama-fiscal-war/

    • TyrenM

      Cue Da Lench Mob – Guerrilla’s In the Mist.
      Voodoo, running from my magic.

    • JojoRaze

      PBO won because he’s patient and that’s the worse person to mess with because they are continually studying their opponent to exploit their weaknesses. PBO has always taken short-term hits (healthcare reform, Repubs taking the House, 2010 temporary Bush tax cut extension) to get to the long term goal of getting what he wants. My fam from the Caribbean have sayings “Today for me tomorrow for you ” and “Patient man ride donkey” which mean that if you do what you need to do work hard, keep your head down and your nose clean, you’ll get yours one day. PBO is the master of that! He knew all he had to do was stay his dignified hardworking self and wait the crazy Republicans out. And since PBO was like Poitier in Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner ” people rewarded that.

    • AxelFoley

      Dat’s why they mad.

      Dems, learn from this. PBO’s only giving lessons for the next four years.

    • nellcote

      The landmines of Obama’s fiscal-cliff victory were planted by likely Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew
      ===
      This is what’s PISSING ME OFF so much about Bernie Sanders not supporting Lew for Treasury. By all reports Lew is the one who time and again insists that “entitlements” not be cut in all the negotiations.

  • isonprize
    • Miranda

      *DEAD*

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -HAPPY BIRTHDAY — -DEAR ALMA.♥

    - — – -YOUR POU FAM♥ has some THANGS 4 U: – - -:>)

    – -☻THESE – –:>)

    – -☻THESE – -:>)

    – -☻THESE –:>)

    – –☻Annnd –OF COURSE –THESE –:>) –

    —ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY. –Alma♥

    – - –***WHEW LAWD**** –***mumble – -di-ent tell me ’til 2-day -mumble –How I’m posta. . . mumble…..***tsk*** -next time.. ***

    • Aquagranny911

      Alma, now that GLH has rolled out the birthday goodies I will add mine…

      • Alma98

        I loveeee Peanuts AG thanks.

        • gc

          Hi Alma You are one of the nicest people I met here. Have a happy and healthy B-Day. You deserve it…gc

          • Alma98

            Thank you gc and I feel the same way about you.

        • Aquagranny911

          So glad you liked that! I wanted to do something special for you but I’m just not good at the cool stuff. I did remember you liked the Peanuts Gang.

          I hope you have a real special day tomorrow even if the Packers are a playing. Make them take you out for dinner & dancing after…

          Just saying….

          • Alma98

            I’m thinking of crab legs with a nice salad, baked potato for dinner. Topped of of course with my birthday cake lol.

          • Aquagranny911

            Birthday cake is absolutely essential & the very best part of the day ♥

      • GreenLadyHere

        Awwwww- – - -Aquagranny911. ***BIG HUG*** – -:)

        How precious. :>) – — ***hands in da air** – -***dancin***

        Good 2 C U. :>) –

    • Alma98

      LOL! Thank you for the lovely gifts GLH. I’m sorry I didn’t say anything earlier I never make a big deal about my bday. Unfortunately tomorrow is Green Bay vs San Francisco play-off game lol.

      • Admiral_Komack

        HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

        • Alma98

          Thank you Admiral!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Alma98. – -MY PLEASURE. ***HUGS** :>)

        — GREEN Bay. LOL – -

        • Alma98

          ***HUGS** Backatcha!

  • Miranda

    ROFLMAO

    Glenn Beck is Planning a $2 Billion Libertarian Commune in Texas

    excerpt:
    On his program last night, Beck revealed that his intention to “go Galt” is quite literal, unveiling grandiose plans to create an entirely self-sustaining community called Independence Park that will provide its own food and energy, produce television and film content, host research and development, serve as a marketplace for products and ideas, while also housing a theme park and serving as a residential community.

    At the center — in the middle of the lake that is itself larger than all of Disney Land – Beck (with the help of David Barton) will create a massive “national archive”/learning center where people can send their children to be “deprogrammed” and elected officials can come to learn “the truth.”

    http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2013/01/glenn_beck_is_planning_a_2_bil.php

    • Town

      This way he can live in a fantasy world and pretend President Barack Hussein Obama, his black wife and black kids do not exist.

    • PBomb

      Why does he have to come to Texas?
      There are plenty of people here that will not tolerate his foolishness.

      • LV

        I am pretty sure he has been in Texas for a while. Southlake, I think.

      • Aquagranny911

        I’m glad we don’t have much water in AZ.

    • Alma98

      HAHAHAHA! Somebody please get this man some help already.

    • nellcote

      Can we build a 40 foot wall around it? and have a moat with alligators?

  • Miranda

    Russ Feingold can get bent with this purity bs. Sill bitching and moaning about the SuperPac money. Chile please, this isn’t tiddlywinks. Get over your damn self and this fake ass moral righteousness.

    Russ Feingold: Democrats Sold Out in 2012 and Need to Quit Big Money
    http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/01/russ-feingold-obama-democrats-sold-out-super-pacs

    • itgurl_29

      And this is why he’s a loser and POTUS is a winner.

    • Alma98

      Russ is giving his base emoprogs some red meat. Cause his ass was begging me for money until I told him to unsubscribe me. I believe he and other DNC folks got my name because we went over a certain amount of money(donations). We gave PBO so much money it had to be reported. I also get emails from other dems who talked ish about PBO.

      • nellcote

        Send him money to fight big money? Gee, I don’t think so.

    • jziglar

      And guess what Russ ? You lost ! Because you wanted to be “pure” and not fight on a level playing field. A lot of people do not like the Citizens United decision but you can’t unilaterally disarm while your opponent is killing you.

      Russ and the emo left need to shut the hell up and sit down. They can’t even win a race for dog catcher because their tactics suck.

      • AxelFoley

        “A lot of people do not like the Citizens United decision but you can’t unilaterally disarm while your opponent is trying to kill you.”

        Bingo. This ain’t Kung-Fu Theatre and you ain’t Bruce Lee, Russ. You ain’t even Bruce Leroy, catching bullets with your teeth.

        You can’t take the high road with these sumamabitches because they don’t fight fair.

    • Admiral_Komack

      “I lost my job so they need to lose their job, too!”
      “It’s only fair!”
      “Wahhhhhhhhhhhhh!”

    • AxelFoley

      “Chile please, this isn’t tiddlywinks.”

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      “Russ Feingold: Democrats Sold Out in 2012 and Need to Quit Big Money”

      Notice all them Dems that sold out are still in office. And Russ is still EX-Senator Feingold.

      STFU, loser.

    • rikyrah

      fuck this mofo and his unicorn and pony show

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      So instead of fighting fire with fire Dems should have lost honorably. Like Feingold for instance?

  • Miranda

    So at no point did he think “what could possibly go wrong here?”

    Dad charged with making terroristic threats after testing school’s safety system

    A North Texas father’s attempt to test the safety response of his child’s school had an unintended consequence—for the father. After walking into the school saying he was a gunman, the unarmed Ron Miller has been charged with making “terroristic threats” at Celina Elementary School.

    According to Celina school district superintendent Donny O’Dell, Miller approached a greeter at the school and told her: “I am a gunman. My target is inside of the building. I’m going in the building. You stop me.” Added O’Dell to local news station WFAA: “They recognized, at that point, that he did not have a weapon and they were able to go ahead and tell him to leave.”

    The school’s principal chose not to call 911, instead dialing a nonemergency number, because the 44-year-old Miller, a paramedic, was immediately recognized as a parent and school volunteer.

    more here:
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/dad-charged-making-terroristic-threats-testing-school-safety-160251551.html

    • Alma98

      Really? What a knuckle-head.

  • Miranda

    SERIOUSLY?!?!?

    Keith Cates‏@catesk1
    WTH! I can’t believe The Cycle did segment on whether to address 1st AA POTUS as President. Protocol was never a Media issue for WA POTUS.

    • Alma98

      GTFOOH!

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

      Please tell me that did not happen! Please! I’m begging you!

      • Miranda

        I fear its true

        symmetry11‏@symmetry11
        Kornacki this is the highest office of the land. You should respect the office and the office holder.

        • TyrenM

          Kornacki needs his ass whooped.

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

          And peep this:

          zizi2 ‏@zizii2
          @NerdyWonka @liberalphenom @pragobots @mama4obama1 but @SteveKornacki had to insult tweeters saying reason they object is cuz they’re AAs

          These Net Roots mofos are out of pocket and walking a dangerous line.

          • TyrenM

            Dear Rev. Al – please have Steve on your show tonight and let him know what happens when wp call grown black men boy.

          • Aquagranny911

            Dang! Fig! Caca! &%%$#**%#**&&&&!

            I do need to get twitter so I can bust this dude’s arrogant chops!

    • qosine

      OK. Cancel The Cycle and slot in Joy-Ann Reid’s own show.

      The Cycle
      Q: Do we address The President of the United States as Mr. President? President Obama?
      A: Yes. Yes.
      Now for the last 59.8 minutes of the show . . .

    • Admiral_Komack

      It’s time to put brakes on The Cycle.
      No, I don’t watch it.

    • AxelFoley

      Hol’ up. Hol’ up. HOLD THE FUCK UP.

      FUCK THAT NOISE. What the hell was that pussy ass Toure doing while they were discussing this bullshit?

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

    Oh snap! Use the coin, PBO! USE THE COIN!!

    Top Senate Dems to White House: If you unilaterally raise debt ceiling, we’ve got your back
    Posted by Greg Sargent on January 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    …The four Democratic leaders — Senators Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and Patty Murray — have privately reached agreement that continued GOP intransigence on the debt ceiling means the White House needs the space to pursue options for raising it that don’t involve Congress, and that the White House needs to know that Dems will support whatever it decides to do.

    In a letter to the White House signed by the four leaders that will soon be made public — and was sent over by a source — the Democrats say:

    “In the event that Republicans make good on their threat by failing to act, or by moving unilaterally to pass a debt limit extension as part of an unbalanced or unreasonable legislation, we believe you must be willing to take any lawful steps to ensure that America does not break its promise and trigger a global economic crisis — without Congressional approval, if necessary.”

    …Obama’s two leading choices are the 14th amendment option, under which the president claims the power to ignore the debt ceiling, and the “platinum coin” option, under which Treasury mints one and deposits in the Federal Reserve, enabling the country to continue paying its debts.
    MORE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/01/11/top-senate-dem-to-white-house-if-you-unilaterally-raise-debt-ceiling-youve-got-our-back/

    • Aquagranny911

      I think this is the Dem’s version of BITE THE BIG CACTUS, Repubs!

      I like it!

  • Ebogan63

    Wish I could go to this :(

    Home → Events →
    1911 United Inauguration Dinner Party
    Posted by Owen Ward 45pc on January 10, 2013 · Flag

    Please join us for the 1911 United Inauguration Dinner Party from 6-9PM on January 20, 2013, with special invited guest, The Last Poets.

    • Miranda

      Oh wow! Wish I could go too!!!!

    • nellcote

      with special invited guest, The Last Poets.
      ===
      WOW! I wanna go too. Back in the day we wore out a couple of (vinyl!) albums reciting along to The Last Poets. LOL!

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

    Vaughn Sterling CNN ‏@vplus
    JUST IN – DC Atty Gen will “exercise its prosecutorial discretion to decline to bring criminal charges against Mr. Gregory”

    Gregory’s response: http://gifsoup.com/view4/2302280/david-gregory-can-dance-o.gif

    • Alma98

      BWA HAHAHAHA! That gif is freaking hilarious Sepia.

    • JojoRaze

      Hold up was that David G dancing to Mary for real??? Ol’ boy was getting his two step in! *dead*

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

        Yep! LOL!

  • Miranda

    So JJJ’s wife resigns
    Crain’s Chicago ‏@CrainsChicago
    BREAKING: Ald. Sandi Jackson resigns from the City Council. Read her letter of resignation here: http://shar.es/4lzlD via @crainschicago

    • Alma98

      I really hope this family workout their problems. It’s a shame all of their troubles are being played out publicly.

  • Miranda

    President Obama is More Popular Now than During His First Term

    You’d think with all the vitriol from the right that Obama was the second coming of Satan, the least popular president in all of U.S. history, an usurper, not the recipient of two landslide mandates from the American people.

    Instead, we find out that more Americans self-identify today as Democrats than as Republicans.

    And not only that, but a president who is, despite all these attacks, is increasingly popular. Gallup reports that Obama’s current approval rating is 56 percent – or seven points higher than “the average of his monthly approval ratings (49%) for the first 48 months of his administration, between January 2009 and December 2012.”

    Read that again. Higher than the first 48 months of his administration.

    more here: http://www.politicususa.com/president-obama-popular-term.html

    • nellcote

      You sure wouldn’t know it if you get all your news from the msm.

  • sagittarius

    Hey, POU Fam!

    Hope all is well!

    • Alma98

      Hey sag!

  • sagittarius

    Hey, Miss Alma!

    Heard a rumor that it’s your birthday! Curtis has a song for ya!

    Enjoy the song and your day!

    • Alma98

      Thank you sag, hopefully the family takes a break from the Packers long enough for me to cut the cake. lol

  • Miranda

    Evening thread is up!

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    Ok, I’ve just about had this shit. The CBC is lucky my ass ain’t president. This is the letter I would send.

    To the CBC,

    When one of you old, raggedy, busted niggers get elected President of the United States, you can appoint Congresswoman Lee and Congressman Watt to your cabinet. Oh throw Hillary your suggestions IF she get here.

    Sincerely,

    President Barack Obama.

  • AxelFoley

    Reminisce Mary is my favorite Mary. She was sexy as hell in that vid.

  • GreenLadyHere

    moved