October 21, 2017

Friday Afternoon Thread: Oh dear……..about that chair

Remember when it used to take at least a day or two before these hit your inbox? LOL

Yeah, somebody’s taking that walk w/security, with that box of their personal belongings

McKayla is so not impressed

The most interesting speaker at the Republican National Convention

Oh boy, I’ll never be able to hear that line again without wincing.

Wait….the whole time? NEVER?? DAMN…*slow clap*

And the best one

  • *crying*

    • Miranda

      I just added another one. LMAO

      • GreenLadyHere

        miranda – – — –STR8 MAD FUNNY! LOL – —Thank U. :>)

        Think the “RE-THUCKERS” R laffin’?? – – –LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Aftanoon miranda/POU FAM – – —–Oooooweeee – – –ALL KINDS of GOODIES!! – – —

    – – – —SAAAAAAAANG — -LUTHA!!♥ :>)

    – – –ONLY U! – — ONLY U. – —

    – – – -MISS U sooo MUCH!. — RIHEP! AMEN. :>)

  • Miranda


    michael viqueira‏@mikeviqueira
    POTUS have a reax to Clint? @PressSec: “None that I have to share with you”

    Kate Andersen Brower‏@katebrower
    @PressSec Jay Carney on Eastwood speech last night: “I wasn’t quite sure what I was watching last night”

    • Ebogan63


  • rikyrah

    Folks just straight up clowning

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – – –“DOG” – —–GONE – — –

    – – – –‘Idol’: Randy Jackson Leaves Judging Panel?; Mariah Promo Pic – – –

    – – – –TMZ is reporting that Randy Jackson will no longer sit be on the “American Idol” judging panel.

    After serving 11 seasons on the show, sources claim that the lone remaining original judge will transition into a mentor role when the series returns in January.

    A rep for FOX had no comment on the story.

    • They need to end the show.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Sepia – – -***fist bump*** – — -I haven’t watched it all year. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    mirandaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. BWAHAHAHA – – -***deep breath**** – –BWAHAHA

    – – — -***Dialin’ 911: – — Paramedics – –OVA HERE!! – -1 POU FAM DOWB from HYSTERICAL LAFFTER!! LOL******

    GR8 1 miranda :>)

  • gc

    I didn’t know. I swear I didn’t know. Last night you guys told me what the chair reference was about, but I never turned on the TV.


    “And when I get you in the interrogation room, you won’t be staring at me like that! Cuff him to, uh, himself, and book him, Danno!”

  • Miranda

    Lake Park man allegedly obsessed with Fox News, GOP is in jail after threats made to girlfriend

    A Lake Park man “obsessed with Fox News and the Republican party” is in jail today after he allegedly said that he felt he was going to have to kill his girlfriend because she was a “liberal.”

    David A. Kappheim, 60, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail without bail. He was arrested Tuesday and the arresting Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy placed Kappheim under a Baker Act. Kappheim is facing charges of domestic battery, aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

    more here

  • jds09

    Rove is still begging for money….

    “On the final morning of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove took the stage at the Tampa Club to provide an exclusive breakfast briefing to about 70 of the Republican party’s highest-earning and most powerful donors. During the more than hour-long session, Rove explained to an audience dotted with hedge fund billionaires and investors—including John Paulson and Wilbur Ross—how his super PAC, American Crossroads, will persuade undecided voters in crucial swing states to vote against Barack Obama. He also detailed plans for Senate and House races, and joked, “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”’

    They are delusional, convinced they can sell a inferior product to Americans when a superior product is available. That’s business 101. They didn’t learn a thing from their Meg/California disaster.


    • Miranda

      The best strategists EVER, work for PBO. They correctly calculated to bury Mitt all summer long – now that we’re heading into the fall….spending globs of money on commercials won’t make as much difference for the simple fact that no amount of commercials at all will counter even 3 minutes of the actual live debates. By the time Rove and company come flooding the airwaves, there will be 4 debates to put to rest the sheer number of lies the GOP SuperPacs have been telling.

      What is most important in terms of the fall ads are the down ticket effects. The Congressional Reps and Senate candidates betta get all their kids and grandkids on their staff to hit the social networking trails and they do townhalls and church meetings with senior citizens to overcome the TV ads. Rove needs to find out that for real, “money aint a thang”

      • GN

        That’s what the GOP is gunning for: now that they have proven that they can obstruct PBO’s agenda from Congress with silence from the media, they hope to entrench more wingnuts in the House and Senate, then shoot for a GOP one-party state by 2016 when they won’t have to run against President Obama and are hoping for a weaker Dem. Remarkable turnaround by a party with a failed ideology, and such a plan wouldn’t even be conceivable without the misbehavior of the Professional Left, especially in 2010. But I think that Dems can still pull this out re: getting on the same page and messaging against a do-nothing Congress which was elected to work on jobs yet legislated extremist positions on vaginas instead. Swing voters can be convinced to toss some of these bums out.

    • conlakappa

      Or the problematic strategy of asking people to come out to vote against, though it’s telling that he doesn’t explain how he even vaguely think that his is a good product. Yet there he is still begging on the last day.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –‘CAUSE – – – -HE’S a COMPASSIONATE LEADER. :>) – – –

    – – – –Reuters Top NewsVerified ‏@Reuters

    White House: Obama to visit Louisiana on Monday to meet with officials dealing with the aftermath of storm Isaac — –

    • conlakappa

      But when are Mittens and Marie-Antoni, er, I mean Miss Ann scheduled to go?

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        Allegedly —2-day: – – –Mitt Romney going to Louisiana to see damage from Hurricane Isaac – —

        – – – -Hope that the – –RLM – – –will show their visit compared 2 MR. PRESIDENT’s. :>)

        NOBODY wannna C – – – -teh WILLARD annnd missy RAFALCA. LOL – –

        Good 2 C U conlakppa. :>)

        • conlakappa

          [Diqus is acking (sic) funky again]

          Aw, will Miss Ann take Rafalca with her so the little people can pet the filly and feel better about their lives? You know she’ll be counting the coverage she, er, they get versus the President, the person who can actually do something, get.

  • Morning POU. I’m trying to get over a head cold that sprang up out of no where and has been giving me grief for the past 48 hours. *sniff*

    Re-posting from the morning thread: Does anyone else find it really strange that MTV decides to change up their VMA schedule and broadcast the same night that PBO is scheduled to give his speech? I hear that there’s a real tug of war trying to get performers to come to either event. Would they have ever dared to do this in front of Romney’s speech last night?

    • Town

      Nope, they wouldn’t have conflicted with the Republicans, but that’s ok because hardly anyone watches the VMAs anymore.

    • nellcote

      They changed the night? I thought that conflict was always there.

      • QOakaJP

        They (MTV) picked the date a few months ago, long after the DNC plans had been finalized. From my memory, the VMA’s are usually broadcast on a Sunday.Unless MTV decides to air the president’s speech on their network immediately following the show (which I doubt, but idk,) they’ll be competing with the DNC for the attention of potential young voters. And we all know how important the youth vote is going to be this time around. Oh, and who do you think the media will dedicate it’s time to on Friday?…

    • GN

      I find that shady as well.

    • conlakappa

      I responded to you in the other thread: MTV is a Viacom company. You know, one of the five companies that own all of the media outlets.

  • Miranda

    Its not an “oops” – he really thinks this

    OOPS: Mitt Romney Calls United States A ‘Company’

    Mitt Romney is focused on convincing Americans that his private-sector business record qualifies him to be President, which is perhaps why he accidentally called the United States of America a “company” instead of a “country” on Friday.

    more here

    • jds09

      That he wants to loot.

    • Town

      No he said it right the first time: The United States is AMERICA INC and he’s about to shut us down and send all our jobs to China while he and his pals make off with the loot.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda —ALL KINDS of LIES — OMISSIONS – –HAH! – –

    — –Lie of Omission: Republican Convention Pretends Iraq and Afghanistan Never Happened – –

    – – – –It is always important to listen carefully to politicians give policy speeches, and it is often the case that an informed and discrete listener can learn a wealth of information from what a speaker does not say. Throughout the Republican National convention in Tampa, the speakers railed on President Obama with lies and deceptive information about the staggering debt they claim the President piled on the American people, and how a Romney-Ryan administration will make tough choices and give enormous tax cuts to the rich and corporations to inspire them to create jobs.However, there has been a deafening silence about why America’s debt is as high as it is, and how Bush-Republicans borrowed trillions of dollars to give out tax cuts and engage in two wars that have cost the American people dearly in lives, resources, and money. One can hardly blame the Republicans for avoiding any mention of Bush’s wars because it will remind Americans of the Republican-masterminded economic malfeasance that caused the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and continues with no end in sight.

    – — –Republicans never learn from their mistakes, and besides panting to return to Bush economic policies that this country still suffers from, they are intent on maintaining a state of perpetual war to kill Muslims, acquire oil, and enrich the corporate military-industrial complex.

    WARS!? – – — –WHAT RE-THUG WARS?? – – – – – -HAH! —

  • BOOM!

    Federal Judge Restores Early Voting In Ohio After Obama Suit
    Ryan J. Reilly 12:14 PM EDT, Friday August 31, 2012

    A federal judge in Ohio restored early voting rights in the three days before the election on Friday, ruling in favor of the Obama campaign.

    U.S. District judge Peter C. Economus ruled that “restoring in-person early voting to all Ohio voters through the Monday before Election Day does not deprive UOCAVA voters from early voting.”

    MORE: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/federal-judge-restores-early-voting-in-ohio-after

    • Miranda


    • Alma98

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia- – – -***fist bump*** – – –SWEET!! :>)

    • dannie22

      Ohio is going for Obama!! Book it!!

    • GOOD.
      An not only do we need the courts to protect voting accessibility, we’ll need good (legal) monitors to combat other forms of voter suppression, voter intimidation, and the accurate casting and counting of ballots on election day.

      • Ebogan63

        I don’t know it for certain, but I gotta believe the DOJ is gonna be out to make sure that no nonsense occurs.

  • nellcote

    Palin’s Contract at Fox News in Jeopardy

    Gabrielle Sherman: “Last night’s kerfuffle between Sarah Palin and Fox News was a classic display of Sarah Palin being, well, Sarah Palin. But her Facebook outburst complaining about Fox canceling her appearance at the Republic National Convention reveals something deeper about Palin’s often rocky relationship with the network. Palin’s contract is up in January, and according to sources, Fox News executives are now weighing what kind of deal they would sign, if they sign one at all.”


    • conlakappa

      So she preemptively lied about getting fired to get her army of nutbars juiced up? And on the night of her party leader’s speech?

  • GN

    Am I the only one who finds the “we gave him a chance” message incredibly condescending and offensive?

    I don’t know why people are shocked. Mittens really was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple, and all of the pompousness, entitlement, and belief in his own superiority which that entails. He really does believe that he had it tough. Mittens really does exist in a world in which a black man of PBO’s superlative level of intelligence is as possible as a talking fish, thus, the country gave the darkies “a chance” which of course resulted in failure, as to people like Mittens, blk ppl in accomplished positions is a result of affirmative action and allowing substandard people into the elite.

    Due to his pomposity, Mittens has set himself up for an asswhoopin, as PBO is going to wipe the floor with this guy. It is what it is.

    • Miranda

      That whole “we gave him a chance” reeks of racism and classism. That’s why I hope PBO makes him cry at the debates. Wipe the floor with his stuck up ass.

      • GN

        He’s going to get his, I’m not worried about that at all. He already had a “cry uncle” moment in which he said he wanted to create a compromise agreement to take Bain and his taxes off the table. He’ll be having more of those moments. Really glad that he and Lyin Ryan are on the top of the GOP ticket. I hope that they drag the entire ticket down.

        • gc

          That’s where I’m at now. Ryney will self destruct. The rest of the ticket is where the tale of the next four years will be told.

          Americans like perceived winners. That is why, IMO, Kossacks emulated Thugs. But Obama is being seen more and more as a winner, hoping the convention will solidify that. I should be taking sub jobs by then, but……

      • TrulyPC

        “That’s why I hope PBO makes him cry at the debates.” This would give me great joy!

    • Not only condescending, it’s a LIE! This is what I can’t stand about the coverage of this convention- no one in the media is doing their job by pointing out the GOP’s plan to sabotage the president on day one, a plan they’ve admitted to. In so many ways, the empty chair finale was appropriate, because that is what they’ve been working with from day one. They shut out the actual man from the debate and then project their fears, hates, insecurities on an image that doesn’t exist except in their own twisted minds. And they’re just hoping to psych out the rest of the country by getting them to “see” their imaginary foe as well.

    • conlakappa

      No. But it’s not new. All the fakin’ and bakin’ lefties on the Orange et al. have started with that BS premise. Every argument the husband has had online with RW people has had them using that term. I’d but anything it came from The Lord High Limbaugh.

  • nellcote

    Though I’m not entirely convinced that Eastwood isn’t a dem mole, I agree with this comment from Balloon Juice:

    calm68 Says:
    Like most viewers I thought Clint’s presentation was odd, sad,
    laughable, incongruous. Somehow this was a moment that just didn’t
    work out. But it was President Obama’s response tweet that got me
    thinking at a much deeper level. Obama responds with a picture of
    himself sitting in his chair in the Oval Office, back turned to the
    viewer, saying, “This chair is taken.” Directly to Romney, terse and
    defiant. Why did Obama respond to that moment, Clint’s strange
    rambling off-topic schtick? Isn’t Obama too smart to respond? But
    Obama’s response was so pointed, so potent. Clearly something needed
    to be addressed.

    So I went back to the whole Clint Eastwood stunt and re-watched it a
    few times with a critical eye. Here’s what I come up with: that was
    an intentional act of imagined violence against President Obama at a
    deep semiotic, level of American mythos. Take the optics, Clint comes
    out under a huge backdrop of the Western gunslinger. He starts a
    monologue vs. ‘the punk.’ (Do you feel lucky, punk? Well do you?)
    The punk, the empty chair, the empty suit, responds by telling Romney,
    ‘Go fuck yourself.’ Clint scolds Obama and leads the crowd in a
    chant, “Go ahead. Make my day.” At which point, as we all know,
    offstage, Clint would then shoot the punk and kill him.

    This was a very public, very deeply mythical/semiotic imaginative
    enactment of violence against the sitting President of the US. It was
    a post-modern lynching, black-faced dehumanization. I think Obama got
    exactly what was going on and that’s why he responded with such force.

    Personally, I am disgusted by it. There is an evil afoot in America
    today. It is essential that we stand firm against it.


    • gc

      has to be nellcote. I just responded to a Deaniac post on FB that Eastwood is a respected, not senile director. He GETS visuals. So why did he do something so seemingly ludicrous? I believe you are right. And that response from Obama was out of (his usual) character. But he has said in an interview that he will try respect others POVs, but if he feel he is being played…BOOM.

      Thx for a great post.

      • nellcote

        I guess it would be crass to mention that Eastwood plays a senile old coach in his new movie opening in 3 weeks…

        • Miranda

          I don’t think he’s playing one anymore *snicker* – he IS one.

          • Camille


            I would only add, consciously or subconsciously racist too.

            Clint Eastwood is after all still very much a guy from a certain era.

            And unlike quite a few prominent white Americans, I’ve never heard anything that suggested that Clint spoke out in support of the Civil Rights movement at that most inconvenient time – or even after.

            And no, being “friends” with and casting Morgan Freeman in his movies does not count.

      • Town

        I think the skit was already pre-planned but instead of starring Clint Eastwood, it was going to star Donald Trump.

        Remember, Trump was supposed to be doing a skit and firing Obama on stage. But Trump backed out and Monday is when all the “surprise guest” rumors started up.

        And, there was an empty chair set out on the stage. Why? If this was supposedly Clint Eastwood going rogue? How did the chair know Clint Eastwood was going to fuss at it and manage to be on stage?

        The Romney people knew what that skit was going to be about, it was not off the cuff, they just replaced Donald Trump with Clint Eastwood.

        • gc

          All fits. Childish assholes they are. I loved the spaghetti westerns. My love of Ennio Morriconi started then. I hate Eastwood’s politics. But this is still a fucked legacy for him. Trump cannot come across any more ludicrous than he already does.

          Keep it classy, Republicans.

    • GN

      I definitely get that point, and it’s a valid one. But I think that PBO and his campaign have a really good sense of humor–they saw the RNC making fools of themselves; twitter was already clowning; PBO’s campaign jumped in and cracked their own joke.

      The Republicans at that convention looked so stupid last night, clapping, hooting, and hollering at Clint Eastwood with his World of Make-Believe skit; it was literally a mass delusion televised to millions. That, alongside speakers repeatedly having to tell them, “you’re special, you really are, you’re the real owners of this country” was just so pathetic to me. Just a group of small, small people enjoying petty things. And yes, racist as hell.

    • Town

      Especially the part about “We Own This Country.”

      Who is “We?”

      • conlakappa

        And using own? How very un-Teddy Roosevelt, on whose jock and legacy they always try to hitch a ride.

        • malletgirl02

          Teddy would have been kicked out of today’s Republican party simply because of his enviornmentalism. He would have been dismissed as a “treehugger”

  • nellcote
  • GN

    It wasn’t just us:

    Majority of CNN focus group of Indies were not swayed by Romney or Ryan speech nor by Ann or Christie. “Not a credible alternative to Obama”


    I didn’t see a President or a strong leader last night; I mean, at all.

    • conlakappa

      I talked to one of the partners are my firm and he’s hanging crepe. His wife thinks that Miss Ann was powerful and effective. The most polite thing I could say to him was that I don’t think that a lot of women like to be thought of as professional drudges but, daggum, those who want to be celebrated as nearly splitting the atom each time they breathe, sure.

    • He’s going to get the smallest bounce in the history of conventions.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –SOUNDS LIKE – – -GOOD NEWS – — –Woo! Hoo! – –

    — –Obama’s Odds of Reelection Increase After Romney’s Acceptance Speech – –

    – – – – –How bad was Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech? According to Intrade, the odds of Obama being reelected have increased from 55.7% before the speech to 56.8% after.

    Bloomberg reported that, “The odds that President Barack Obama will be re-elected on Nov. 6 rose to 56.8 percent after the Republicans concluded their nominating convention, according to online prediction market Intrade. Obama’s odds, at 10:21 a.m. New York time, compared with a 43.3 percent chance for a victory by Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to bets made at the Dublin-based bookmaker. Obama’s chances increased from 55.7 percent yesterday, while Romney’s dropped slightly from 43.4 percent.”

    Anyone looking for a big bounce in support for Mitt Romney after that speech probably shouldn’t be holding their breath. The speech was an underwhelming disjointed mess with no theme, no vision, and at times seemingly no idea where it was going. – – -TRUTH!!! —HAH!! – –

    – – –THIS – – ->Mitt Romney’s speech was essentially a longer more drawn out version of his stump speech. If you have heard Romney speak in the last five years, then you’ve heard this speech before.

    – -LOL. —That’s what I said when he started in on his – – -5 POINTS! —

    -***eye roll***

    • nellcote

      so PBO gets the post-convention bounce from the RNC? LOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY nellcote: ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        I KNOW – -HUH!? — – -LOL – –

        KARMA will get that — -“W” – –

        Good 2 c U. :>)

      • conlakappa

        Oh, but the media is spinning like tops. And the Democratic moneybeggars are as well. I’m annoyed. We should continue to run hard but not scared. The convention next week should be all about the Democratic message and ignore the lies and nonsense trotted out in Tampa. Do you, DNC, and leave those other fools to eat your dust.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – —Ohhh — -I 4-got – – —-

    – –9 Important Omissions From Romney’s Convention Speech – – –

    – – – – —Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech at the Republican Convention was long on biography but short on policy. The former Massachusetts governor reminded the national audience about his family’s background and business career, reiterated his critique of President Obama, and promised a better future.

    But for a candidate who chose Paul Ryan as his running mate to signal a willingness to take on big challenges, Romney spent precious few — if any — words discussing some of the country’s most pressing problems and even less time explaining how a Romney/Ryan administration would solve them:

    – 0 mentions of Financial Reform: Even as millions of Americans struggle with the effects of the Great Recession caused by Wall Street malfeasance and scores of others continue to deal with the fallout of the foreclosure fraud scandal, Romney has said that he will repeal the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, but has yet to detail what, if anything, he would put in its place.

    — 0 mentions of Climate Change: “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet,” Romney said to loud laughter. It’s too bad that he and most of the GOP delegates don’t believe in the very real threat of global warming.

    – – – – -BUT – – – – -HE 4-GOT!! – –LOL

    BUT- WE have NOT 4-GOTTEN: —


  • isonprize
    • Alma98


    • GreenLadyHere

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

      THIS PIC — –WORTH – – -MORE THAN 1000-WORDS!! —:>)**tears**

      HUMBLIN’! – – –INSPIRING!! – – —4! – – MORE! – – – YEARS!

      THANK U –isonprie. :>) Good 2 C U. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — — -LIES! –LIES!—LIES!–LIES!—LIES!—–

    – – –The 5 Biggest Lies In Mitt Romney’s Acceptance Speech – —

    – — – – Mitt Romney delivered an acceptance speech that stretched, massaged, distorted, and flat out violated the truth. Here are the five biggest lies uttered by Romney in Tampa.

    1). Mitt Romney Goes Birther

    What Romney Said, “Tonight that American flag is still there on the moon. And I don’t doubt for a second that Neil Armstrong’s spirit is still with us: that unique blend of optimism, humility and the utter confidence that when the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, you need an American.”

    The Truth: Ah yes, what would a gathering of more than four Republicans be if somebody didn’t suggest in the most sly way that Obama is not American. Romney’s statement can also be viewed as when you need really big stuff done, you need a white man. It was subtle, but it was there. Romney was doing his best Ronald Reagan all-American impression. If Romney is Captain America, then what does that make Barack Obama?


  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -UH! OH!- – -OFF his meds! – — -Back on his OXYCOTIN –HUH?-

    – – —Audio- Limbaugh: Democrats Won’t Help Isaac Victims Because “Obama Is Not Gonna Win” Louisiana Or Mississippi – – –

    – — -??????????? – – –NEVAMIND! LOL

    • Translation: My ratings aren’t what they used to be, I’m hemmoraging sponsors, Obama doesn’t even know I’m alive and we just nominated a lemon to oppose him.


  • GN

    Facts Take a Beating in Acceptance Speeches

    Representative Paul D. Ryan used his convention speech on Wednesday to fault President Obama for failing to act on a deficit-reduction plan that he himself had helped kill. He chided Democrats for seeking $716 billion in Medicare cuts that he too had sought. And he lamented the nation’s credit rating — which was downgraded after a debt-ceiling standoff that he and other House Republicans helped instigate.

    And Mitt Romney, in his acceptance speech on Thursday night, asserted that President Obama’s policies had “not helped create jobs” and that Mr. Obama had gone on an “apology tour” for America. He also warned that the president’s Medicare cuts would “hurt today’s seniors,” claims that have already been labeled false or misleading.

    The two speeches — peppered with statements that were incorrect or incomplete — seemed to signal the arrival of a new kind of presidential campaign, one in which concerns about fact-checking have been largely set aside.



    To be frank, that a national campaign could announce in advance an intent to simply run on lies and not be “dictated” to by factcheckers is a huge indictment of the national media and the ways in which that institution has failed the country. That said, it’s heartening that Ryan was called out so heavily for his lies, and that Mittens’ night of triumph turned into a massive fail and Republican self-parody. If the press really ups the call-outs of the Romney/Ryan mendacity, it would do much to restore their own credibility.

  • GN

    Twitter is still clowning:

    Romney once gave a speech to a whole stadium full of Invisible Obamas. pic.twitter.com/2C9M2PDp

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -LOL. CHOP “M UP – – -“AXE” — —

    – – –Axelrod: GOP event was like ‘open mic night for 2016 candidates’ – —

    – —–President Obama’s senior adviser says Mitt Romney was overshadowed by ambitious Republicans who want to run in four years.

    President Obama’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod said Friday that the Republican National Convention seemed more “like open mic night for 2016 candidates and not a convention that’s aimed at promoting Mitt Romney in 2012.”

    “I don’t think they did a lot to advance the cause of Mitt Romney,” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

    The day after Romney officially accepted the GOP nomination for president, Axelrod criticized Romney’s acceptance speech as full of “snarky” attacks against the president and gauzy proposals without specifics.

    “I think that what people were tuning in hoping to hear were practical solutions to the challenges we face, and what they got were some snarky lines about the president, some gauzy reminiscences about the past and some buzz words for the base, but what they didn’t get were real practical solutions and what they didn’t get were his actual proposals,” he said.

    • Axe nailed it. From Christie to Santorum to Nikki Haley to Jeb Bush this was about 4 years from now. All of them acted like they knew something Romney didn’t know.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Woody45. ***fist bump*** :>) – – -THEY ALL so DUMB!! –geesh!

  • GN

    If there were any doubt but that Chuck Todd is a complete tool who regurgitates GOP talking points, he certainly confirmed as much this morning:

    Chuck Todd: Why Does The GOP Have More Women And Latino Governors Than Democrats?

    Chuck Todd asked Antonio Villaraigosa — Los Angeles mayor and chair of next week’s Democratic National Convention — about an issue the host had brought up yesterday amid much controversy.

    “Let me ask you, though, this one question,” said Todd, after the Mayor commented about the GOP losing certain demographics. “Why is that that the Republicans have elected more women governors and have two Hispanic governors and the Democrats don’t? They don’t have as many women governors and don’t have Hispanic governors. Why do you think that is?”


    This guy is a snake, and his insinuation that people of color and women get a fairer shake or are overrepresented within GOP leadership is extremely deceitful. I don’t even think that his premise is correct (Bill Richardson, anyone? And why no discussion of black governors, and why no discussion of leadership diversity as a whole, why governors only?).

    He got the side eye for claiming that a convention that had literally 1% black delegates was more diverse than the DNC. He gets another side eye for his foolishness today. Chuck Todd is not to be trusted, confirmed.

    • Miranda

      I know his ass is getting rightfully lit UP on twitter. This was nothing but some kind of perverted gotcha question on a false premise. Like you said, why does he think those few governors are indicative of actual leadership in the respective parties?

    • Tafr

      The snarky little slime ball is just doubling down on that beat down he got earlier this week. He is just mad that folks called him out on his bs. Todd needs to realize that we are not playing with him and the rest of those clowns anymore. If they refuse to be objective, if they continue to say stupid shit, they will be called on it. No one gives a damn about his fee fees. We got an election to win and his grandstanding for the GOP will be called out. He might as well deal with it. All this doubling down is making him look childish and stupid.

    • Kennymack1971

      As if Chuckles really cares about diversity…he’s trolling to try to start some mess especially since the GOP convention was a major fail. Simply pathetic.

    • See, Josh Marshall and other prominent bloggers called his ass out yesterday for saying the GOP has more diversity than the Dems. Instead of taking the L and moving on, he decided to go in Supreme Bitch Mode and double down on stupid.

      Anyway…Jamelle Bouie wrote a good piece explaining why Black pols don’t pursue or fail to gain offices higher than U.S. House of Reps:

      • Camille

        Chuck Todd has really serious issues and I won’t be surprised to find that he suffers from severe clinical depression.

        Chuck exhibits every classic symptom only exacerbated by a serious inferiority complex and huge bolder on the shoulder.

    • nellcote

      Ask Chuck why there were more POC on stage in total over 3 days than there were POC delegates at the convention.

    • conlakappa

      Fool, let it go. You showed your ass and got called on it. Shut up and sit down, reporting the facts only.

  • Miranda

    After a Gunslinger Cuts Loose, Romney Aides Take Cover

    TAMPA, Fla. — Clint Eastwood’s rambling and off-color endorsement of Mitt Romney on Thursday seemed to startle and unsettle even the candidate’s own top aides, several of whom made a point of distancing themselves from the decision to put him onstage without a polished script.
    “Not me,” said an exasperated-looking senior adviser, when asked who was responsible for Mr. Eastwood’s speech. In late-night interviews, aides variously called the speech “strange” and “weird.” One described it as “theater of the absurd.”

    Finger-pointing quickly ensued, suggesting real displeasure and even confusion over the handling of Mr. Eastwood’s performance, which was kept secret until the last minute.

    more here

  • Miranda

    No…this isn’t from The Onion.

    Elise Foley‏@elisefoley
    Romney in Louisiana, per pool: “Did the water come from the sky, or the rivers, or the ocean?”

    • Alma98

      Lawd hab mercy.

    • Imma go pray.

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL miranda – – – – –I JUST CAIN’T. — –

    • dannie22

      and the sun, the moon and the stars…

    • nellcote

      It’s like english is a foreign language to him.

    • BoomerGal

      OMG! He’s dumber than W. (face palm)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – – -OMG! – —THIS occurs 2 often. – —-

    – – – –Ex-Marine Behind New Jersey Supermarket Shooting

    – — – –A law enforcement official says the gunman who killed two co-workers and himself at a New Jersey supermarket is a former Marine.

    Twenty-three-year-old Terence Tyler (pictured) was discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps. in 2010. The military says he never served overseas and would not say whether he was discharged honorably.

    A law-enforcement official briefed on the case confirmed that Tyler was the shooter who opened fire in military clothing at the Pathmark store early Friday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because his agency is not in charge of the investigation.

    While in the service, Tyler was an infantryman. His home of record was in Brooklyn.


    • Alma98

      He looks like he had issues GLH.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Alma98 – —- -***BIG HUG** :>)

        SADLY —- -***fist bump*** His discharge type has NOT been stated. GUESS: prolly dishonorable. SAD.

  • Miranda

    Damn….when the kids at Buzzfeed can’t even hide your fail you know you’re in trouble.

    Zeke Miller‏@ZekeJMiller
    Ryan was just asked about abortion. Answer dealt with voter ID.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — —O/T — -SCIENCE NEWS: – – – -:>) – —

    – – – –Blue Moon and Neil Armstrong Memorial Converge Friday – —

    Here’s something that happens once in a blue moon. A blue moon!

    The standard bearer of rare events occurs again Aug. 31, its first appearance since March 2010 and its last ’til July 2015. Just what is a blue moon? Nothing terribly significant, actually; it’s simply a second full moon in a single month. Full moons appear every 29 days due to the regularity of the lunar orbit. Overlaying our nonuniform yearly calendar onto this cycle causes the rare, and totally arbitrary, blue-moon-two-moon coincidence.

    More lackluster lunar news: Blue moons aren’t actually blue, either. Nobody’s even sure where that azure appellation came from. Or what the blue moon may portend as they are considered good luck to some, very bad luck to others. Either way, it seems appropriate that the memorial for recently deceased Neil Armstrong, the moon’s first human visitor, will be on the same day.

  • GreenLadyHere


  • He’s still acting and directing. Can remember pages and pages of dialogue, has to work with hundreds of people and keep straight what their jobs are yet I’m supposed to believe last night senility started to set in.

    Why do I get the feeling when Clint got off the plane this morning in California he was still laughing?

    • Ebogan63

      Woody, I am comming around to you and nellcote’s view on this!

      • GN

        Me too. And if they’re correct, that’s one of the best and most devastating political trolls which I’ve ever seen.

        • GN and Ebogan I could be wrong and Clint just inadvertantly blew it but I don’t know. It was on such a grand scale that you couldn’t help but wonder. Last time I saw Clint on TV before last night he was sharp as a tack.

    • cosine

      His final bow – he looked, well, kind of amused. hmmm

      • Yeah cosine. Like he got away with something.

      • gc

        I need to find a clip of that bow. This man has been around long enough and is succesful enough to be completely independent. He owes nobody nothing I would assume is his philosophy. And my mind is on senility often these days. I see none in him. But punking a nationally televised convention? Brass ones, channeling DH.

      • trose1

        U are right, at that point he looked very alert and aware.

    • dannie22

      i agree with you woody. no way in hell that man has lost his mind. but why do that? he looked just dumb. did he take one for the team? clint had to know what the outcome would be. he’s been around too long.

      • nellcote

        Could be payback for all the gooper shit he caught after the superbowl commercial. He definitely stole the show from Rmoney.

  • Alma98

    Has the msm talked about the don’t touch me incident? LOL

  • GN

    There were worries that Romney would be upstaged by a hologram. Instead, he was upstaged by a chair.

  • itgurl_29

    In the Romney bio video last night, it seem one of the “Help” made an appearance. Who’s the nameless, faceless woman working in the background, Ann? I thought you did it all!



    • Alma98

      Is she pregnant? If not no disrespect meant.

  • Alma98

    OMG! My husband said two white guys at work came running up to him all excited. They told him Romney caught the president off guard and went to Louisiana before him. He told them yeah but Mitt ain’t the president.

    • Ebogan63

      PBO ain’t winnin’ LA anyway, so big fuckin’ whoop!

      • The sad part is after all he’s done for them he should win Louisiana and every other state in the Gulf Coast. They should be Democratic strongholds for the next 50 years but racism is a bear.

    • GN

      This is what slays me–Romney went to Louisiana to do precisely what? He’s not an elected official, he has no authority to help with the federal disaster relief, so why should people in a hurricane-ravaged region have to have the burden of hosting a presidential candidate and the logistics headache which comes with that? I wish that the media would ask these questions. PBO visiting gives him insight and understanding so that he can better direct agencies with regards to how to serve those who need federal assistance. Romney visiting is a photo op and unnecessary burden on people who quite frankly don’t have time for this shit right now (and I’m talking the people on the ground, not the posturing political state leadership). I dare a reporter to ask Romney why his ass is there other than to take pictures.

      • Alma98

        Yep we all know and the msm knows this is nothing more than a photo-op. Also he’s trying to move on from last night’s disaster. He’s a laughing stock and repubs know it. I bet it Rove’s idea for him to go to Louisiana.

      • nellcote

        PBO is going down on Monday, when his entourage won’t be in the way and he can offer any help when things are sorted out and people have an idea of what practical things they need. This was scheduled BEFORE Rmoney’s foto-op. So did Rmoney bring food and water to the shelters or do anything useful on his trip? I was just remembering when Al Gore found a way on his own to fly in a couple of jets worth of food and water during Katrina.

    • Umm they do know that PBO has been down there multiple times and is overseeing the rebuilding right?

      • BoomerGal

        Yeah and Romney pulls out his airplane with Romney.com on the side. BUT IT AIN’T AIR FORCE ONE, BITCH!!!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Ok, this is how I believe it went;

      Dumbass White Dudes-DAWDS
      Alma’s Husband

      DAWDS-Guess what?

      Alma’s H-What?


      Alma’s H-ok?

      DAWDS-OK?!! He upstaged, YOUR President by going down there today. He will show these people he is not wooden and can actually help. YAY!!!

      Alma’s H-Yeah…..but…

      DAWDS-Uh oh, he’s one of THOSE who knows things that makes us look like brainless shits.

      Alma’s H-Mitt Romney is just the Republican Presidential Nominee. He isn’t President of the United States like Barack Obama. Its nice that Romney is down there. However, he can’t send federal aid or state aid for those folks since he is now the former Governor of Massachusetts. I guess that he could volunteer for the Red Cross and help out that way, but President Obama going down there holds more weight, since he and at this point, ONLY HE, can send down federal aid and assistance, PLUS volunteer with the Red Cross.

      DAWDS-Yeah…ok…..but Mitt Romney got their FIRST!!!! HAHA!!! WE WIN!!!!

      Alma’s H- Dumbass White Dudes.

      Is this close, Alma to how it went.

      • Alma98

        You got it he also laughed at their silly ass’s. HAHAHAHAHA!

    • rikyrah


    • BoomerGal

      And the President doesn’t need an invitation. BOUYAH!!

  • GN

    It was an overflow assembly of troops for Pres Obama. Some couldn’t get into the hangar – and listened to the speech outside in hot sun.

    • Alma98

      Aww he sounds defeated lol.

      • Kennymack1971

        You know it had to kill him to tweet that lol

    • conlakappa

      “In the hot sun?” What’s his point–the President is causing them to have PTSD from remembering being in Afghanistant or something? i think they can handle the sun, Mark. And it was their choice. right?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — – -Sooo — LOOK at THIS: – – – -Wonder ifff HE has HIS CAMERAS GOIN”??- – – –

    — —Political life of Clint Eastwood

    – – – –Eastwood registered as a Republican in order to vote for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and he passively supported Richard Nixon’s 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns. He later criticized Nixon’s handling of the Vietnam War and his morality during Watergate.[2][3] He usually describes himself as a libertarian in interviews.

    — – –SNIP — –

    – – –At times, he has supported Democrats in California, such as the liberal and environmentally concerned Representative Sam Farr in 2002. Eastwood contributed $1,000 to Farr’s successful re-election campaign that year and on May 23, 2003, he hosted a $5,000-per-ticket fundraiser for California’s Democratic governor, Gray Davis.[6] Later that year, Eastwood offered to film a commercial in support of the embattled governor,[7] and in 2001, the star visited Davis’ office to support an alternative energy bill written by another Democrat, California State Assemblyman Fred Keeley.

    Eastwood disapproved of America’s wars in Korea (1950–1953), Vietnam (1964–1975), and Iraq (2003–2011), believing that the United States should not be overly militaristic or play the role of global policeman. He considers himself too individualistic to be either right-wing or left-wing, and has described himself as a “political nothing” and a “moderate”.[3]

    – — – —***He takes a BOW as he EXISTS*** LOL

    – — Who was he??- – – –on da REALZ??? —

    Maybe that’s WHYCOME he REFUSED — -my offer of –OATMEAL. LOL

  • Town
    • Alma98

      She is so damn ignorant it ain’t funny, patriarchy isn’t just for Asian men. Hopefully she’ll find out sooner rather than later.

    • Some of my Asian peeps would …oh never mind. But they would.

    • rikyrah

      self-hatred is a sad thing

  • gc

    Some on another blog are panicking because an ON LINE suspicious poll, showed a “huge” (4 pts) bounce for MR. Whether or not there was a bounce is debateable, and that thought cracks me up 🙂 I suck at EmoProginess.

    • Even if the poll is legit why would they be panicking over 4 pts?

      • Ebogan63

        Because at that blog there are some who live for fretting and panicking over everything

      • gc

        They shark jump to conclusions. So far the joke is on the Reps. And no, Frozen Face Ann was not a hit, at least not with me. I think she was using Mother’s Little Helpers, from her pores to her public speaking. Why are they all blonde anyway? MyStephen did a parody of her “I love women” bit. “AND WE LOVE YOU TOOOOOOO!!!” throwing out his arms to the camera.
        To the Romney Campaign: YOU PEOPLE ARE A FREAK SHOW.
        The breath of clean air, when our time comes…the contrast will be beyond words to convey.

        • nellcote

          Why are they all blonde anyway?
          It sort of freaked me out at the end of the show last night when the Rmoneys and the Ryans were both on stage. Soooooooo Stepford couples.

        • conlakappa

          Stephen was great. He so clearly doesn’t care for Miss Ann. Or Mittens, for that reason. I loved him wanting to hear Mittens say, “I love men” in the same tone as Miss Ann.

    • Ebogan63

      Too easy to jerk their chain. These poll orgs have been playing Captain Save a Mitt everytime he f’s up.

    • Admiral_Komack

      We’re doomed!

      What gwine we gonna do? (snark)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -Ooooweee – – -Somebody went – -IN ON –peggy; —

    — –Peggy Noonan Knows How Those Latinas Talk— –

    – – –Doddering Reaganite WSJ columnist Peggy Noonan is an authority, of sorts, on the browner peoples of America. She once saw a Mexican. It naturally falls to Peggy, then, to get to la corazon of the Republican convention speech of New Mexico governor Susana Martinez. (Or “Susan,” as Peggy calls her, for assimilationist purposes.)

    New Mexico Gov. Susan Martinez was a revelation. I’d never seen her speak. She came across as tough, funny, able, smart. She’s like the prosecutor in a show with a name like “CSI: Child Victims Unit”-the no-nonsense Latina who tells the detectives to make the call and get the perp.

    • Camille

      I’d never seen her speak? And Peggy is supposed to be the grammar queen? LOL.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ SisCamille. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        Neva heard her either. BUT apparently the AUTHOR KNEW — -somethin’ 2 B sooo SCATHIN’ LOL.

        Good 2 C U —SisCamille. :>)

  • Miranda

    Evening thread is up

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -HAH. Did he say that “AUSTERITY” – -Like the


    – — Bernanke: Spending Cuts Harming The Economy, May Lead To Further Fed Stimulus – —

    – – –In a speech delivered at a Federal Reserve retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Friday in unusually clear terms that spending cuts at both the federal, state, and local level have become significant impediments to economic growth, and made a public case for further monetary easing — remarks which have leading fed watchers predicting that the central bank will announce a new round of asset purchases (so-called quantitative easing) in September.

    “[F]iscal policy, at both the federal and state and local levels, has become an important headwind for the pace of economic growth,” Bernanke said. “Notwithstanding some recent improvement in tax revenues, state and local governments still face tight budget situations and continue to cut real spending and employment. Real purchases are also declining at the federal level. Uncertainties about fiscal policy, notably about the resolution of the so-called fiscal cliff and the lifting of the debt ceiling, are probably also restraining activity, although the magnitudes of these effects are hard to judge.”

    Bernanke explained that further quantitative easing could have a substantial impact on employment, and even argued that earlier rounds of large-scale asset purchases led to the creation of two million more private sector jobs than the economy would’ve produced on its own.

    – -Annnnd a STIMULUS —- -Ohhhhh- – -say – – – -like – — errrr – —ummmm —

    – -the ARRA– — WORKS 2 – –IMPROVE the ECONOMY!!!?

    HAH!!!! – —Signed, sealed, delivered: ARRA- February 17, 2009 at 04:25 PM EDT – —

    ***Nods annnd thumbs up —@ MR. PRESIDENT!!****

    Woo! Hoo! – — –

  • Aquagranny911

    Hola POU!

    This is just a quick pop in because I’m hosting the familia this weekend but I had a few things to share.

    I went to the big ‘groceria’ because I needed big stuff to feed lots of people. I ran into a woman I used to work with that I had not seen since I retired. We were not close. She was a bit of a gorgon, harsh, not unfair but not a bit diplomatic either and not approving of “friendships in the work place”. She looked me up & down & said:

    “You look good. (Gracias, I think) Family doing well? (I started to reply & then she said…) You’re a Democrat (fixing me with her laser eye) What did you think of the Republican convention?” Before I could really think I said: “In one word or two”

    She laughed (I didn’t know she had that capacity) & proceeded to go into one of the funniest monologues about the RNC, their candidates & Clint Eastwood that I have heard outside professional comedy. We were both laughing so hard. I wish I had a tape recorder because there is no way I could reproduce what she said.

    Upshot is that she is also working for OFA & plans to go out for Rich Carmona, our candidate for Kyl’s seat. We are going to meet up because Sis & I are walking for him too. Dang! I always thought she was a Republican. You never know.

    Have a great weekend POU Family! I will try to check in if I can ♥

    • Camille

      It is always shocking to find the most unexpected people on the correct side of things – our side!

      I was at the Trader Joes in my city a few weeks ago and as I leave, there’s this older rough looking redneck couple walking towards the parking lot.

      As I drive out, I see them headed my way in this old, long American car and I’m thinking teabaggers no doubt.

      And as they sped past me I almost passed out! They had Obama ’08 and 2012 bumper stickers proudly displayed. I almost passed out.

      We must keep the faith — and keep doing our darndest.

  • Camille

    It infuriates me to no end how the media insists on this Clint Eastwood as icon who had a momentary slip but still cute, narrative.

    The man is a first rate racist asshole who has been incredibl insulting to the dignified and honorable President of the United States.

    Making and directing movies does not change that most pertinent fact.

    And Nia Malika Henderson seems particularly chatty today isn’t she? Cooning louder than ever for the GOP and cheerier than I’ve ever seen her.

    Looks like somebody got laid in Tampa.

    • TresL

      I truly despise her. She’s always at the ready to defend the GOP. And it seems as though she’s completed her classes at GOP Pundit University because not only was she loud and rude, she talked all over and interrupted David Corn who was making some very good points. I had to struggle to hear him.

      She’s convinced the Eastwood debacle was not important. I get so tired of these folks telling me what’s not important to me. This idiot doesn’t seem to get that everything about both candidates reveals who they are and what type of President they would be so it is important witch!

    • Tafr

      Thank you Camille!

      Clint Eastwood does not have to prove anything to anyone. He did what he did because as you said he is a racist asshole point blank. No need to sugar coat it, no need to point out that he is an old man. Yes he is an old man and guess what there are quite a few old men that hate this president.

      How many times have we heard stories about long time friendships ending because of this president? People saying well I knew so and so for years it was not until this president that so and so showed their true side.

      There is nothing rational about hate which is why that Eastwood skiunbelievableveable. Hate will cause you to act a fool. Eastwood is a foolish, hateful, old man. There was nothing cute about that display of hate.

    • GreenLadyHere

      SisCamille. ***BIG FIST BUMP*** – —


      Annd the RLM – — – They doin’ WHAT THEY DO — – RACISTS!!

      – –☻ – – -NIA —–SAAAAA-LAP!! – — -I KEPT thinkin’ – -slow yer roll —“Tomasina” – – -WE KNOW that U the CHIEF -SISTACOON!! – –geesh!

      THANK U 4 THIS – –SisCamille. :>)

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