December 6, 2013
Pragmatic Obots Unite
Shooting down firebaggers & teabaggers one truth at a time...
Never As Good As The First Time
Turn My Back On You
Maureen is one of my favorite songs in the world. Love love love Sade.
I love this new song from Janelle Monae & Prince they are rocking it!
That song is hot!
I’d like to see Prince do a song with Fantasia.
I’ve been jammin’ at home and in the car. And can you imagine Prince & Fantasia on stage together, girrrl fire!
This cover looks like a 1985 Mary Jane Girls/Rick James/Prince/Klymaxx album cover. Same type of font and everything. LOL
The guys will be in any second now 5 4 3 2 . . . . lol
Lmao, that was my first thought when I saw the picture.
Who needs the right wing when ya got EmoProgs! (h/t @onlyamaka)
Mother Jones Verified account @MotherJones
Go Ahead and Drink Lots of Water. Just Don’t Be Fooled Into Thinking It Will Improve Your Health. http://mojo.ly/13WLAUc
Note how Kevin Drum insinuates that FLOTUS’ campaign to get healthy is really corporate shilling in disguise:
On the other hand, if the First Lady’s message is to drink water instead of sugary crap, that would be fine. Unfortunately, that message got ditched long ago, a victim of corporate realities. According to food
scientist/activist Marion Nestle, Obama’s anti-childhood obesity
campaign “is premised on the idea that change won’t happen without
buy-in from the food industry.”
Which is, sadly, probably true, and the article above suggests that
the food industry has accepted the water message because beverage
companies all make as much money from selling bottled water as they do from selling soda. So whatever. The Diet Coke brand manager may not be thrilled with this water initiative, but the Dasani guy thinks it’s just
Never mind the fact that throughout her “Let’s Move!” campaign, FLOTUS has ALWAYS stressed water over sugary drinks. But because she didn’t say, “Fuck Coca-Cola!”, EmoProgs are complaining.
He can kiss my ass with this dumb ass article.
What about the buy-in from companies who make refrigerators, water faucets, drinking fountains, plumbing pipes, pvc pipes, nuts & bolts, glasses, cups and service providers like plumbing codes, water utilities, and recyclers of plastic bottles. I guess they are all part of the water-food cabal.
Vast Aquatic Conspiracy (VAC)!
How did you know?
Now you know — The Truth.
What do they expect ? We don’t live in a Communist country where the state controls everything. And I don’t have a problem with businesses making money off a product that is good for everyone.
The emo progs are sounding more and more like the deranged Tea Party with their crazy rhetoric.
They despise each other, but they despise the rest of
us even more. They rely on their respective icons and experts (many of whom are dead) to tell them what to think. I haven’t read a thing they said about Syria except from here and from direct transcripts/clips from PBO, Sec. Kerry, VP Joe, and Jay Carney.
They’re more concerned about how corporations will benefit or getting revenge against corporations than what will best help the people they claim to care about.
As much as they claim to despise capitalism, I don’t see these mofos declining a check or other perks in exchange for their internet activism.
Yeah, Sepia. They’re always yelling about
“corporatists,” while waving a Chomsky or
Zinn book in their hand. Nader saw a niche
market by using FOIA requests to sue and
destroy corporations, while exploiting free
labor from college kids across the nation.
The Pauls, Nader, Moore, West-Smiley all
have made millions playing off of negativity
and hate. They may work different corners,
they dislike each other for one upping them,
but at the end of day, they’re all a bunch
of humorless, grifting Cotton Mathers.
I guess “…buy-in from the food industry.” includes the whole gardening thing that FLOTUS has been pushing as well.
And you don’t have to buy bottled water. Filters work pretty well, create less plastic bottles, and are cheaper over all.
What’s that saying? Emoprogs are terrible teammates?
Not our teammates – I’ll bet most of them voted for
Reagan, and if younger, Bush 2. They just don’t
have the Democratic ethos, you know. (IMHO)
I knew as soon as this initiative was announced someone was going to do/say something stupid ODS being what it is and lo and behold…here we go. These morons are nothing if not predictable.
I simply don’t get arguing about the health effects of WATER.
doesn’t everyone know this?
The emoprogs droning on…
lol, I see what you did there
André Leon Talley slams Russell Simmons: ‘He should not be front row at fashion week’
by Chris Witherspoon | September 11, 2013 at 8:22 PM
According to Vogue, “André Leon Talley doesn’t have fashion. André himself is fashion.” This week the fashion warlord took a break from his work as editor-in-chief of Russian style magazine Numéro Russia, to celebrate fashion week in New York City.
Over the past decade, hip-hop heavyweights like Jay Z, Kanye West, and Russell Simmons have graced the front row of fashion shows around the world. However, Talley says Simmons should be banned from front rows of fashion shows this season.
“I think anyone that is a person of achievement on the front row that has achieved a great deal be they black or white is a good thing,” the former Vogue editor at large said.
“I don’t think Russell Simmons should be seated on anybody’s front row this week after having done that disgusting Harriet Tubman sex tape. He is a man of great achievement. He is a great philanthropist….why would he think it would be an honorable thing to do? He said he thought it was funny. That is not funny it is outrageously disrespectful to the legacy and history of Harriet Tubman and to the struggle.”http://thegrio.com/2013/09/11/andre-leon-talley-slams-russell-simmons-he-should-not-be-front-row-at-fashion-week/?fb_ref=http%3A%2F%2Fthegrio.com%2F#52985999
Leon’s a great guy! He’s traveled in cultural, artistic,
and fashion circles all his life. Glad to hear him tell of
Simmons re: that dumbass tape.
Yes, Andre! Put that self-hating jackass in his place!
There was no Illinois Obama campaign in the presidential primary but there was a national Obama phonebank operation in downtown Chicago. I would travel with a carload of folks from the suburbs. The phone operation took up nearly one floor of a block-long building.
I got my assignment, grabbed a seat and called away. The caller next to me was calling one of the Carolinas and I was calling out west. I recognized his voice and told him that I know him but couldn’t remember from where. He said well, keep trying and he was NOT going to help me. Finally, ding, ding, ding, it hit. I blurt out VOGUE! You’re one of the editors!
So, he was told me that he would not miss any opportunity to help Barack Obama become President. He would come in for days at a time and phone bank for HOURS for BO. And, he was GOOD on that phone. They had Andre calling all the aunties down south. He certainly knew his way around polite, persuasive and potent conversations.
Great story, goldenstar. He walks the talk — and
you were calling next to him!
OMG! That’s so awesome!!
So, here’s my Andre Leon Talley / PBO story. I volunteered my ASS off in ’08 in Philadelphia. And damn if I was letting MY president be in Philadelphia for the train ride down, first to Delaware to pick up Joey, and then to DC to be inaugurated, without me being there to witness it!
The set-up was at 30th Street Station (the main Amtrak station in Phila). I had to be up at O-dark-thirty, out in ridiculously cold, below ZEE-RO!! weather, but I was determined to see my President-elect and his family.
I worked my pushy self into the volunteer group that was working the inside set-up for VIPs and people with disabilities. Who do I seat but Andre Leon?!?
And you know, you just can’t miss Andre. He had on (forgive me, fur haters…) the biggest, baddest, prettiest fur coat that I have EVER seen. He was WERKIN’ it!! And while he was, is and always will be, his fabulous self, he was taking in the moment, just like everyone else.
He was not trying to flex. He was gracious when people recognized who he was, but he was seriously focused on PBO and didn’t let anyone take him off of his reason for being there. He wanted to experience history. It’s just one of the memories from my ’08 campaign experience that I will never forget.
He is so real and genuine. It’s a beautiful thing.
Wonderful story, isonprize. What a memory!
WOW&1/2!! – -isonprozeeeeeeeeee – –:>)
Look @-chu! :>) Wooo! Hoo! – —
THANK U 4 SHARIN’!! :>) — -
–WHAT a FOND MEMORY. :>)- –
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS Mr. Talley!! LET. THEM. KNOW!!
Go Mr. Talley!! Speak your mind!
Way to go Leon!
LOL…somebody betta tell Vitter to back up from this…he really doesn’t wanna go down this road. LOL
Vitter Calls For Ethics Investigation Into Reid, Boxer ‘Attempted Bribery’
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) on Friday sent a letter to the Senate Ethics Committee requesting an investigation of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) for “attempted bribery.”
The letter responded to reports that Senate Democrats were shopping around a plan to deny government contributions to lawmakers’ health care plans if there is “probable cause” they solicited prostitutes. The proposal would effectively dredge up Vitter’s 2007 prostitution scandal unless he stopped pressuring the Senate to vote on an amendment repealing federal contributions to legislators’ health plans.
more here: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/vitter-calls-for-ethics-investigation-into-reid-boxer
Harry Reid? Barbara Boxer? Yeah? Try it, Vitter. Losing.
he doesn’t get it.
when it comes to him, Harry is out of fucks to give.
so, please proceed, Vitter
How do you get bribery out of that?
I guess he knows he can’t just throw himself on the senate floor, kicking, screaming & crying demanding a diaper change.
He has lost his mind to mess with Harry Reid, the boxer. OMG!
Great pic of a young De Blasio and Chirlane
Can’t wait until this family moves in. They are so
approachable and down to earth with each one
having their own cool personality. Cya Bloomberg.
He rocking the mullet lol.
and her the nose ring..LOL
Love it! Love that whole Fam! WH some day? Just speculating……
you have been bringing the most iconic Sade pics this week.
I’m a hetero woman, but damn, Sade is SMOKIN!
Don’t blame the males on this site..LOL
Yet another of your boos? I’m WAITIN’ for that list… LOLOL
Hey sagittarius, I like that BB King song about TIMING
PBO laughing: “It’s one thing baby / I never make my moves too soon.”
Qosine… that is one of my all time jams and it’s one of those songs you can pull out in any situation where the timing is… off!
uhoh……………………*facepalm*….so this is a thing now.
McCain will write op-ed for Russian newspaper
By Aaron Blake, Published: September 13 at 3:53 pmE-mail the writer
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will write an op-ed for the Russian media outlet Pravda in response to Vladimir Putin’s New York Times op-ed, McCain’s office confirmed Friday.
“Sen. McCain is glad to take them up on the offer and will submit a piece,” McCain spokesman Brian Rogers told Post Politics.
The news was first reported by Foreign Policy, which (somewhat unwittingly) facilitated the agreement.
Aww damn! He gonna eff everything up!
Oh Lord, This Will Not End Well!
I’ve had it. Every time the Democratic Party is mentioned in my
local and often city papers, it’s referred to as The Democrat Party.
In the 2012 elections, it was written that way on handouts at
the elections office. OK, now I’ll do something about it. Thx for
Get them Chica! I hate that caca!
Thx, AG. The good news is that local Dems did a major
push back on the Tea Party/Libertarians for the county
commission board. I knew the plan a couple of weeks ago, and we won, we won!!! The elections will proceed as they have in the past. They are so pissed off — being all defiant, “what’re you scared of” in the local paper comments section. LOL LOL I pass this info on
to let you guys know that in TN, we have some really
amazing, committed Dems like you guys on POU.
I know you are & you give me such energy & encouragement when you post what you are doing ♥!
Thank you AG.
You guys inspire me everyday.
A small update on CO flooding which is bad for so many. Most of my Fam is okay so far. My cousin evacuated herself last night because she is a wimp. (JUST JOKING! She was smart to go when she could) Not so for oldest Daughter’s Mother-in-law, who refused to leave her house last night & now she is cut off except for official rescue. Her house, so far, is okay but she is practically sitting in the middle of a lake. Daughter & SIL are livid that she didn’t leave when they could have got to her yesterday!!! All roads there are now washed out or flooded.
City of Boulder & Boulder county have been hit really hard. Rain was still coming in waves. The forest fires from last year are making it worse because foothills & mountains are still bare with nothing to catch the run off of so much water. Rivers, streams, & lakes are overflowing.
I don’t think I have to ask too hard that POU keep CO in their prayers & positive thoughts. Gracias, my dear Peeps!
Sending positive thoughts to your family and the people of Colorado AG.
Thinking of you and yours.
I will be thinking of you AG and your family. Hoping
a boat/helicopter system can soon get help to your
oldest Daughter’s mother-in-law.
Dear Aquagranny – —Have been in continuous PRAYer – —
– - – — – http://api.ning.com/files/4wLU1as*XG3175usMFAE0E8NpORq3rGq-aBqqHwgAWrL8d3UUwcXI4EipcS-TQsKqZYaAnu9dbnCrgfoWMqEad3PIQ6n8ugs/ButterflySendingPrayers.gif – –AMEN♥– –
AG, sending prayers for you and yours and the people of Colorado
Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
I mo be the Cornell west for white people today… Del basio is a free white man. .
Awwwwwwww SHIT! “BACK OFF!!!” Firestarter is on one of the Encore networks. I swear it might be my favorite Stephen King film ever…lol.
Firestarter – Official Trailer
And wait a minute…Heather Locklear played Firestarter’s mother, how did I miss that???
–GOOD AFTERNOON Miranda♥/POU FAM♥ — –***BIG HUG*** –Luvin’ her INTERVIEW. — -SHE is QUITE MODEST♥ – -
– — —From the White HOUSE: – - -”ON DA ROAD –AGAIN” – -:>)
— – - – –Obama plans Asia trip for October – -
— — MR. PRESIDENT –”WORLD annnd WORLD CLASS” – -LEADER♥
— –POU FAM♥— -Have a good REST of the day. :>)- – -
POU FAM♥ —-THIS is 4 Alma98 annnd anyone else with a similar issue: – -:>)
— – -How to Get a Bus Stop Moved Due to Safety Issues, Damage to Personal Property- -:>)
STILL lookin’ —:>) – -
POU FAM♥ — –FOCUS on —OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ :>) —-
—–Michelle Obama to hit West Coast for fundraising swing– -
— – -Michelle Obama will head to the West Coast next month on a high-profile fundraising swing.
Her first stop will be in Los Angeles on Oct. 11,where she’ll hold a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at the home of
“Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Philip Rosenthal and his wife, Monica, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
– –hen she’ll join House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) in San Francisco on Oct. 13 for a “Women’s Brunch” at the Fairmont Hotel, according to an invitation obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
THERE IS MORE —
IMMA STR8 – - IGNORE the NEGATIVITY —in the NEXT paragraph — -EXCEPT 2 say: – - –Make UP???- – –MAKE –UP??” –He owes them NOTHING!!! – -
THEY OWE him – – THEIR SUPPORT annnd VOTES!! –geesh!! — – – -http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6wiv2xFPl1qk52plo1_500.gif
Go First Lady. Everybody wants to see you, and you’ll
help them spend their money wisely:)
HEEY qosine :>) —-***BIG HUG*** :>)
— – -***BIG fist bump*** :>) —***AIR” -body. :>)
— -She is the #1 BIZNESS among all –First ladies. :>)
- – - –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ruDqdZn_s THIS:>)- – -SaaaaaNG —’BOUT her. :>)
Good 2 C U qosine. :>) –
*licks the top picture of Sade*
Why ya’ll tease like that?
BWAHAHAHA – - — AxelFoley. Seeeeee – —-LOL —-IMMA omit the ***BIG HUG*** – –While U — -IN YOUR MOOD! LOL – - —U R a STR8 RIOT. —-Have a good —REST of the DAY. LOL – - – -LOL —
And no one sent you to the Lounge?
Well, let me be the first. ————————->
And put your tongue back in your mouth!
LOL —sagittarius – - —Hadta wait. . . . —-LOL- – -
— -It was a – —errrr -ummm- —-delicate moment. :>)
NOW – — —-https://mholborn.sharepoint.com/SiteAssets/man%20walking%20animated%20gif.gif —-LOL
Damn it I should have gone to law school.
Between your “relationship” with Sade, the various people on this site stalking Idris Elba and crazycanuck trying to get other people to stalk Ron Perlman I could be making money hand over fist handling some restraining orders.
rigoletta – - -BWAHAHA —-***BIG fist bump*** — – -LOL — -WE –have our -SADE –MOMENTS: – –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s67Dc5RF8Ks —
LOL —- POU FAM♥ — -brangs da JOY. :>)– -
POU FAM♥ – - –GLOATIN’ Time. .– -LOL – - -
— — –http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/they-mad.jpg – —LOL – - -DEY MAD. – - -LOL –
– –Another Obama Success That Republicans Can’t Handle As Deficit Shrinks to 5 Year Low- – - -
– — – -Republicans are once again threatening not to pay off Congress’ existing bills by refusing to raise the debt ceiling unless… (insert Tea Party cause du jour). The problem is not only do polls show that the public will blame them much more than they will blame President Obama, but the deficit is on track to be the the smallest it’s been in five years. – - – -[Woo! ---Hoo! :>)]
The deficit shrank 35% from last year, which puts it on track to be the smallest in five years, according to the AP.
“The U.S. government posted a narrower budget deficit in August
compared with a year ago, keeping the annual gap on track to be the
smallest in five years. The deficit for August was $147.9 billion, the
Treasury reported Friday. That brought the annual budget gap through the first 11 months to $755 billion, or 35 percent lower than the nearly $1.2 trillion in red ink for the same period last year.”
– - – -SNIP – - -
— -Is it hard to fear-monger a deficit that hit a five year low? Probably not, since Republicans are so good at pretending that Saint Reagan did not raise the debt ceiling three times more than Obama
and a large portion of the debt isn’t from two unfunded Bush wars (that Obama put back on the budget, as if he were the fiscal conservative) and unfunded Medicare Part D prescription plan.
THERE IS MORE —-
– – -***Waves @ MR. PRESIDENT*** – - -PROUD of U♥ – -
— – -http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/GifGuide/clapping/kypaf.jpg.gif – —
Be nice if some, or even any of the talking heads would mention it!
HEEY nellcote. ***BIG HUG*** –
– - -YA MEAN – - -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s67Dc5RF8Ks – –THEM – –WHO had an audience with their —BLAH PRESIDENT??- –humph. –
– - –***sigh*** –#Allwegotisus – - –[THANK U --TyrenM. :>)] – - – -
Good 2 C U nellcote. :>)
What, they haven’t complained yet that it isn’t by enough or the numbers are surprising?
It`s 10 degrees here, at the start of the week it was 32, WTF.
HEEY crazycanuck. ***BIG HUG** :>)
– - -Gotta keep up wichu –LOL
–SHARING: — The body temperature of a chicken is – —38C
OUR standard body temperature is —-37C. — -LOL —-
- -THAT’s all. :>_
Good 2 C U cc. :>)
Thx for this. This Yankee freezes at Celsius!
qosine – –LOL – —***BIG fist bump** – –
– –Ain’t gon front – –http://www.dentonisd.org/cms/lib/tx21000245/centricity/Domain/2991/ani-brrr.gif – —LOL
Sounds great, cc. I love cold weather, though.
what kind of crazy person are you
I’m a snow and cold person! People here in TN def think I’m crazy. Cold is — looks at GLH’s handy thermometer — below 80F/25C here!
LOL – –qosine. – - – -There’s another scale developed by KELVIN. :>)
- – -EVEN “wonkier.”- –http://scool.larc.nasa.gov/images/Kelvin_scale.jpg – - —RARELY USED. :>) —
Thx, GreenLady. This is a great graphic,
along with the F/C thermometer.
I’m going to use this for ESL/L2. My
Japanese students use the metric system
and Celsius in their Saturday school, so
they’re always having to flip back and forth.
And I def need this. So 100 kelvins separate
boiling and freezing point. 180/100/100.
HEEY qosine – - -:>) My pleasure. – –:>)
We tydta — “GO METRIC” — ova 20 years ago BUT – - -the “tools” used by mechanics were 2 expensive 2 convert.- –etc, etc, —-
Howeve – - -some of it is used in the medical field. —Check your temp next time — -2 C what system is being used. :>) — -
I think it’s wonderful.
So happy today..needed my sweater for real…yeah..
POU FAM♥ – —-HONORING annnd SUPPORTING –the MARTIN FAMILY♥ — -
— – -Trayvon Martin’s mom to testify on Hill — –
– - – –The mother of Trayvon Martin will testify at a Senate hearing on “Stand Your Ground” laws next week, Senator Dick Durbin announced on Thursday.
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the 17-year-old Martin who was slain in Florida in 2012, will be a witness at a hearing chaired by Durbin (D-Ill.) that will explore the “civil rights and public safety implications” of state laws that allow deadly force to be used by citizens to protect themselves, according to media guidance. The hearing will be held on Tuesday.
THERE IS MORE — – -
– -BLESS ALL♥- -JUSTICE 4 TRAYVON♥ annnd OTHERS♥
This story is freaking hilarious! LOLOLOLOL!!!
LOL, it takes a lot to get a reaction out of kids today
POU FAM♥ — – - -I di-int KNOW THIS – - –:>) –HEARD IT THROUGH da –GRAPEVINR :>)- -
— – Roxxy Montana – Girl Group from Detroit Kills It! – THE X FACTOR USA 201 — -:>)
– — – -The sassy sisters from Detroit rock the crowd at the Denver auditions. Simon isn’t convinced after they perform “One Night Only” from Dreamgirls so they decide to take Simon to church! —
Annnnnd —THEY –ALL –UP IN DA FAMILY —of
– - —http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7dGdrP3pms – —
THEY R his —GRAND-DAUGHTERS. :>) – —
– - — —-Ladies can – –SAAAAANG! :>) – - -
– — – –BLESS them with SUCCESS.♥ :>) – -
Hmmm… I think the Daily Mail has it wrong. According to the FB page for The Marvin Gaye Family, he has all grandsons and no granddaughters. Since he only had three children – Marvin III, Nona and Frankie, I was trying to imagine who would be old enough to have children in their early 20s. Marvin III is 48 and has two sons, Marvin IV and Dylan. Nona is 39 with one son and Frankie is 38.
Sagittarius—Ooooo —I read where THEY stated this. – - -http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2419772/X-Factor-hopefuls-Roxxy-Montana-granddaughters-legendary-soul-singer-Marvin-Gaye.html – - — –
– — While many people over zealously announce even the faintest celebrity connection, Marvin Gaye’s grandchildren showed remarkable reticence during their X Factor auditions.
Instead of plugging their link to the musical legend, his three grandchildren kept their mouths shut and let their talent do the talking.
Performing under the name of ‘Roxxy Montana,’ the three sassy sisters from Detroit were simply announced as a girl group who hope to ‘inject a bit of
Motown flair’ to the proceedings.
– —UH! OH. — – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDb4Ss9OJ64 –LOL
Hmmm, indeed. I am going to be charitable and say that the Daily Mail got the name of the celebrity grandfather wrong.
sagittarius. – - –WHEW LAWD — – - :>)
A “TANGLED WEB” — -http://www.sigchi.org/chi95/proceedings/shortppr/wwg2fg1.gif
WATCHIN’. . .LOL – –THANK U sagittarius♥ -***HUGS** :>)
Wait a minute, LeVar Burton was in the Cameo – Word Up Video. Ok, I know somebody knows, so why did old dude where the cod-piece?
Lamh, where have you been, how could you not know that lol. Oh btw Ron Perlman is going to be in Nola. Please go and stalk him for me lol.
Ron Perlman @perlmutations4m
Ain’t no PARTAY like a #N’awlins PARTAY! Let’s do dis! C U @ the #madmonsterpartygras, Saturday&Sunday.
Only in the one and only #NOLA!
so…the Ron Perlman stalker asks the Idris Elba stalker to do your dirty work for you..LOL
POU FAM♥ – - — -TWEETIN’ — — TRUTH :>)– -
— -☺ @PAULFREID
#FunFact: Tweeting this drives wingers bonkers >
Debt increase by pres:
Bush II 72%
Retweeted by Nerdy Wonka
– - – - – -☺ @NerdyWonka
Thanks to #ObamaCare, Iowans who use the state’s exchange insurance marketplace will see lower premiums. http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/09/12/coventry-will-participate-in-iowas-new-health-insurance-exchange/article?nclick_check=1 …
—- -☺ @NerdyWonka
Bad News for @GOP, Good for America: Young Americans (18-39) are eager to purchase insurance through #ObamaCare http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/09/10/2595561/poll-finds-young-people-save-obamacare/ …
– - – - –☺Spandan @ TPV
When emotarian liberals say “I voted for Obama”, it’s their version of “I have a black friend.”
Retweeted by Nerdy Wonka — – –Woo! Hoo! :>)
MORE L8R. . . .:>)
Did I read “emotarian”? funny
Pragmatic Obot = antidisestablishmentemotarianism
Oh, yeah, rigoletta!!
I’m practicing saying this:)
HEEY rigoletta. ***BIG HUG** :>) – - –
–LOL –It jus – - -rolls off your tongue. –HUH? – — — -Also PRACTICIN’ – - –IMMA have it “down” soon. :>)
Good 2 C U rigoletta. :>)
LOL qosine. LOL – - –I KNOW-HUH!! – —OL)
– –BEYOND – - -DA –HUMORUS! :>) —-
- — -”OUR PEOPLE annnd “FRENZ” – —-LOL – —
Wait, who remembers the scene where Marcus and Jacqueline finally did it for the first time. Man, Jacqueline (Robin Givens) had his ass SPRUNG!!! He was gasping and shhh like she was putting it on him and he was bout to pass out…lol.
One of my favorite flicks. “Mushroom shirt”, “Mushroom belt”……”Now you know I didn’t come all the way down here to talk about no damn Stran..gea”……..”Maaaaaaaaarcus”
“you gotta co-ordinate”
Today I watched “Coming to America” while doing a group project. Nothing like “the royal penis is clean” in front of 5 wf colleagues.
ok, saw this video and had to share it…lol.
Ole dude getting down. There is a chance for white folk after all…lol
He was jammin’!
Bay-bay, Jacqueline put it on him! She had him sucking his thumb and ready to call his mother…lol…
This was one of the funniest scenes…def NSFW.
I loved that movie
“Love Shoulda Brought Yo Ass Home Last Night!”
Serena Williams @serenawilliams17m
Person of interest RT @vhynez_kevin: @serenawilliams what’s your fave TV show? #SerenaFriday”
She is in an elite club
welp we like the same show, so now if I can just get my booty like that booty, we’d be twins…lol
LOL – –Ohhhh lamh36 —-***BIG HUG*** – —
U jus’ B U. :>) — -
yeah…Serena can join us on tv night
ok, whatever happened to PM Dawn?
Die Without You
POU FAM♥ — -MR. PRESIDENT – –Gettin’ a “Little Help —– From Some MAYORS” – –:>)
– -U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting on Racial Relations–
- – - – –Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as well as mayors from Madison, Wisconsin and Tacoma, Washington talked about the civil rights movement and economic justice issues. The forum was moderated by Sacramento, California Mayor Kevin Johnson.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors commemorated the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama by holding a day-long discussion on civil rights, economic justice and tolerance on September 12, 2013.
—Accepting the CHALLEGE 2 tuen – –ANGER –2 – –ACTION — :>) Good on THEM. :>)
Michael Nutter needs to sit his ass down.
(I will NOT forget that you were a Clintonista, who dusted off some arcane, BS regulation that forbid city workers to put campaign signs on their lawns or volunteer for political campaigns, when you realized that your girl might get dusted by then-Sen. Barack Obama. WE WILL NOT FORGET.)
Until he can call out Gov. “Cut It” Corbett for defunding public schools,
Until he can sign a fair contract with city workers who have been without a contract for a GOOD long time,
Until he can stop letting developers move mostly black,mostly poor people out of their ‘hoods to ‘re-build’ and sell over-priced properties,
UNTIL THEN, Michael Nutter can have SEVERAL seats.
BAM — – – -isonprize! – —***BIG HUG** :>)
– –THANK U 4 the DETAILS. :>) – –
– - -Beside the “klinton konnections”—what is his ISSUE?? – –
Hope that SOME of the OTHERS R SINCERE. :>)
Good 2 C U isnprize♥ – - -BLESS U/Family♥ :>) – - -
ok, what the heck is Jon B up to lately.
Jon B – They Don’t Know
So wait who did we decide we were trading in the racial draft for Jon B?
Watching the documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” about the Motown studio musicians who played and help to create the biggest classic hits from Motwown
Aaron Hall Charlie Wilson – It’s Gonna Be Alright.flv
Never realized how much Aaron Hall sounded like Uncle Charlie Wilson!
Alright, in my best “Quiet Storm” late-night radio host voice…time to just sit back, relax with yo lady, and chilax…lol
Keith Washington – Tonight is Right
Johnny Gill- There You Go
that soundtrack was classic.
Alright, can’t listen to Boomerang soundtrack and NOT listen to one of the 2 biggest song on it:
Love Shoulda Brought You Home
Of course the biggest song from the Boomerang soundtrack was the song that became graduation songs for senior classes everywhere…lol.
End of the Road
Well, well, well… (or “unh hun” as rikyray always says).
$10,000, Threw Lavish Parties for Wealthy Friends
The soon to be former editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, Tina Brown, formed a charity devoted to “driving solutions that advance women and girls” in 2011. In theory, the Women in the World Foundation is designed to help women advance to positions of influence and authority. In practice, the charity exists to fund lavish parties for Brown and her wealthy friends.
According to Internal Revenue Service filings, Brown’s charity gave
out just $10,000 in grant money in 2011, despite earning nearly $1.2 million over that same period. But the charity’s launch party in
Manhattan, hosted by actress Meryl Streep, cost $168,048.[....]
Read more: http://www.mediaite.com/online/tina-brown%E2%80%99s-charity-gave-out-just-10000-threw-lavish-parties-for-wealthy-friends/
H/T Noah Rothman
and this shocks you?
Not at all. Just surprised to see it in print so soon.
Final video link of the night.
Never need a reason to post New Edition “If It Isn’t Love”!!! All my fellow NE-stans will be up dancing I’m sure.
Bill Thompson took black voters for granted and it cost him
by Perry Bacon Jr. | September 12, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson could have easily run as the anti-Bloomberg, anti-”stop-and-frisk” candidate in this year’s mayor’s race.
He had the resume: the only minority candidate in a race in which police tactics that disproportionately affect blacks and Latinos were sure to be a major issue, a strong base of support among African-Americans activists and stop-and-frisk opponents that included previous endorsements from figures like Rev. Al Sharpton and a surprisingly strong showing against Bloomberg in the mayor’s race in 2009, in which Thompson narrowly lost and carried 76 percent of the black vote and 55 percent among Hispanics.
But instead of criticizing police tactics that angered the minority voters who were his natural base, Thompson ran to the right on law enforcement issues. He opposed modest measures to increase the accountability of New York’s police, such as the creation of an inspector general’s office that would operate outside the NYDP and a city council bill that would make it easier to file suit against police for racial profiling. Thompson memorably told the New York Times earlier this year that there had been an “overreaction to stop-and-frisk” by its critics. He won endorsements from many of the city’s police unions based on these positions.
And yet throughout the campaign, Thompson confidently predicted minority voters would come around to him in the end.
He was wrong. Thompson’s approach annoyed some of his longtime supporters. Sharpton and some other black leaders refused to endorse him. Bill de Blasio emerged as the vocal opponent of stop-and-frisk that many black, white and Hispanic Democratic voters wanted. And on Election Day, instead of dominating among black voters as he needed to do to win, Thompson effectively tied with de Blasio among African-Americans, both carrying about 42 percent, according to exit polls. De Blasio won Latinos and also dominated among the majority of the city’s Democratic voters who consider stop-and-frisk tactics “excessive.”
Is part 2 about Quinn taking LGBT for granted as well? When will any of these pols figure out the identity politics game is over? We may not be post racial but we are post-Team O and efforts need to be stepped up/on a higher level.
Will Boehner Call Off the Attack?
Fri Sep 13th, 2013 at 11:10:27 AM EST
It looks increasingly like the House Republicans are on a suicide mission. It’s like they are hell-bent on making an amphibious landing on some beachhead against entrenched machine gun nests and heavy artillery fire without the benefit of any air cover. They are going to get cut to ribbons.
Speaker Boehner admits that he cannot come up with a plan to finance the government and pay its debts that won’t be shot down by friendly-fire from his own caucus. That means that he will need to either consent to a government shutdown or go hat-in-hand to Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer and ask for their support in avoiding a catastrophe. But he doesn’t seem to want to do that preemptively, so he is still floundering around trying to appease his own Teahadist base.
A lot of people say that he will lose his speakership if he goes to the Democrats, but I don’t know that he would lose it immediately. If the Democrats wanted to, they could preserve Boehner’s speakership by voting for him if he is challenged by a substantial rump of the Republican caucus. I am unaware of an example of a Speaker being voted out of his position in the middle of a session of Congress, or even what the rules are for such a challenge. I know that Gingrich resigned, but I don’t know what would have happened if he had tried to stay on a fight for his gavel. I do know that the Speaker is elected by a vote of the entire House, and if the Democrats agreed to vote for Boehner, he couldn’t be ousted unless nearly the entire Republican caucus voted against him.
It seems like the House GOP is about to crack up on the shoals without even making a beach-landing.
Inside the Obama campaign: A plot against Stephanie Cutter
12:00 AM on 09/13/2013
The Obama campaign looked in the mirror and saw a political problem.
It had researched every piece of its own message machine and found one area that required urgent fixing. Focus group data suggested that the campaign needed more women on television. Women voters would be a dominant part of any victory in a tough political year for the president.
But Obama’s surrogates on TV were mainly men like David Axelrod, the campaign’s senior strategist. So when a request landed from CBS, a young staffer passed on the booking to the highest-profile woman at campaign headquarters in Chicago: Stephanie Cutter.
The Message cover – Richard Wolffe – 09/12/2013
Cover of “THE MESSAGE: The Reselling of President Obama” by Richard Wolffe (Courtesy of Twelve Books)
Cutter was deputy campaign manager. But she had long fretted about her status within Obama’s tight circle, not least after failing to get the job and power she wanted in the West Wing. Her comfort lay in maintaining the tightest grip on the campaign’s communications, including the kind of TV punditry she also found flattering.
Cutter was not shy about responding to his suggestions in similarly frank ways. She had no respect for Messina, for what she saw as his spinelessness and indecision. She had been on the losing side of an election in 2004, and the losing side of the internal debate inside the campaign. She was determined not to lose either contest this time around.
Frustrated, some inside Obama’s inner circle hatched a plan to push Cutter out of the picture. Messina gathered a small group together at a White Sox baseball game, where Larry Grisolano, Axelrod and Plouffe spent half the game talking about the Cutter question. They needed Pfeiffer to take over the communications staff after the convention in September. Then Cutter’s role would be confined to TV. The only remaining challenge was: who would tell Cutter of her effective demotion? Messina offered, but that was rejected as an impractical move that would rupture Chicago. Plouffe wanted to keep his distance. There had already been several stories about how few women there were in Obama’s inner circle, and nobody wanted to be involved in a story that could leak about the demotion of the only high-profile woman inside campaign headquarters.
When they consulted the president, he made it clear that he wanted Cutter to stay in some role. “Do what you want,” he said, “but she better not quit.”
Cutter’s guarantor was, in fact, the most high-profile woman of all in Obama’s inner circle: his wife. “Given Michelle Obama, she’s not going anywhere,” said one of the plotters. “The First Family feels very strongly that Stephanie is an asset. When things have gotten bad especially for Michelle, people go to who they trust. When anything goes bad in the East Wing world, she looks at all of her staff and says, “Go get me Cutter.”
Wow. Why the haterade on LaBlade? I was wondering why she went to CNN. Glad Michelle had her.
This tells me everything I need to know…
Social Media is a game changer.
It was a simple call. Drexel University Professor Dr. Yaba Blay, an outspoken advocate who uses her platform to break down the binds of colorism and to help uplift the self-esteem of dark-skinned Black folk, saw that awful story about little Tiana Parker being sent home from her Tulsa charter school for wearing locs and she decided to do something about it: Blay asked her network of friends with locs and natural hair to send her pictures and uplifting words for a message book meant to make Tiana feel better about her hair. Within 24 hours, 111 women answered Blay’s call, which she quickly turned into “ Locs of Love: A Care Package For Tiana,” a virtual love fest for Tiana and brown girls everywhere.
POU FAM♥ — -A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT —A FIRST! – - -
– — -☺September 13, 1663
The first major conspiracy of people in servitude was documented in Colonial America. A plot of black slaves and white servants was betrayed by a servant in Gloucester County, Virgina. -
- — -☺Gloucester County Conspiracy (1663)– -
– — -The Gloucester County Conspiracy, also known as the Servants’ Plot or Birkenhead’s Rebellion, was a plan by indentured servants to rise up against authorities in Gloucester County in 1663. Nine men—John Gunter, William Bell, Richard Darbishire, John Hayte, Thomas Jones, William Ball, William Poultney, William Bendell, and Thomas Collins—met in the woods and planned an operation whereby they would collect arms and ammunition and, with perhaps as many as thirty recruits, later march on the governor’s mansion at Green Spring. There they would demand that Sir William Berkeley release them from their indentures. A servant named Birkenhead betrayed them, however, and a number were arrested and four hanged. After rewarding Birkenhead with his freedom and 5,000 pounds of tobacco, the General Assembly declared that the day of their planned insurrection be celebrated annually. MORE…
—–Really fascinated with the – — – BRAVERY of THESE – - – -OUR FOREFATHERS. . .:>) BLESS U with APPRECIATION. :>)
POU FAM♥ — – -ACTIONS –do have – –CONSEQUENCES — -
– — Lance Armstrong Returns Olympic Medal- –
- —-Another indignity for Lance Armstrong: He has given back his 2000 Olympic bronze medal. Armstrong tweeted the news himself today along with a photo of the medal, which he picked up at the Sydney Games, reports AFP.
The medal is now in the hands of the US Olympic Committee, which will turn it over to the International Olympic Committee. And, sorry, fourth-place finisher Abraham Olano of Spain, you won’t be getting it. The IOC has decided that the bronze medal winner will be left vacant in the record books, reports.- – - — —Such a waste of talent. –
I see his sackcloth and ashes tour continues. If he had a scintilla of class or dignity, he would have done it without mention. Still looking for a parade…
I really like following the Tour de France – all those hills, France, the Alps, biking up and down those winding little roads. Plus I’ve always liked riding my bike.
So I read the TDF forums. If any one dared to write anything, I mean anything that cast doubt on Armstrong riding clean, he came in and absolutely raised hell — very aggressive, caustic, and threatening lawsuits all over the place. He’d show up under different names, but his tone and approach were all LA, who by the way, comes across just like Greenwald. (His day’s coming, too).
Floyd Landis, on the other hand, I wish all the best in his future. He’s a very genuine person and fully admitted his doping and lost everything. I think he can build a real life.
LOL conlakappa. – - – — Sho’s U right. :>) —BUT- —he’s usta bein’ the — – STAR in the media. –
***shakin’ my head*** :>)– -
POU FAM♥ – - -Yooo! HOO —CALLIN’[OUT] –ALL HATAS/EMOprogs/PLs/ Those sayin’ — -HE DON’T DO NUTHIN’ 4 BLAH FOLKS! – –HAH! – —GATHER ‘ROUND – —
– –Obama names new leaders to White House Initiative on HBCUs – –
——–President Obama named two new leaders to head the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Thursday.
Dr. George Cooper was appointed as Executive Director of the Initiative, and Dr. Ivory Toldson as Deputy Director.
In a statement on the White House blog, Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett wrote that “the impact of [HBCUs], and their graduates, on our country has been phenomenal.”
Historic African-American icons, such as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois and Martin Luther King Jr., all attended HBCUs.
“The President has called on Dr. Cooper and Dr. Toldson to fortify his Administration’s commitment to HBCUs, and to lead our national effort to champion both the rich traditions of these esteemed institutions, and their promise for the future,” Jarrett wrote.
THERE IS MORE – - — -
– –MR. PRESIDENT – — -WE ***APPLAUDE U♥***http://d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net/image_cache/1371244294576527_animate.gif –
Go Consumer Financial Protection Bureau!
Agency: Firms can’t only use debit cards to pay
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a bulletin warning employers against using only so-called payroll cards to pay workers. The agency said that by law workers must be able to choose how they receive their wages. If they choose to be paid with payroll cards, they are entitled to protections such as disclosure of fees, it said.
POU FAM♥ – — ANOTHER—KIND — -GESTURE of GENEROSITY – - -
– -***tears/warm smile*** — -[Apologies ifff a dup] –
Snoop Lion Donates Money For Funeral Of Murdered California Girl — -
— — -Rapper Snoop Lion (pictured above) has donated money toward the funeral of 6-year-old Tiana Ricks (pictured) of California, who was reportedly murdered last weekend, according to the Los Angeles Times.
—-SNIP — -
Earlier this week, Compton rapper the Game donated $10,000 to the funeral costs. Upon first hearing the story and finding out the family was working to finance the funeral, he called his accountant.
THERE IS MORE- – - –THANK U- – -”SNOOP LION” –
–RIHEP –”LITTLE TIANA♥”—
—–CONDOLENCES 2 ALL♥–AMEN♥–http://www.db18.com/d/sympathy/sympathy_001.gif
POU FAM♥ — – -SAD NEWS —A PASSING – –
—- Patti Webster, Publicist to Stars, Dies of Cancer- – -
— – — -Patti Webster, a longtime publicist who represented stars including Usher, Janet Jackson, Chris Paul and Alicia Keys, died Friday. She was 49.
Webster was suffering from brain cancer. She died at a hospital in Somerville, N.J., her firm announced.
Webster founded W&W Public Relations in 1991. She represented celebrities in almost every field, including Halle Berry, Dwight Howard and Steve Harvey, and organizations including Creflo Dollar Ministries.
Magic Johnson was among those who tweeted condolences, calling her a “sensational publicist.”
THERE IS MORE —-Soo YOUNG. ***tears**-
—-RIHEP♥ –with APPRECIATION♥—–CONDOLENCES 2 ALL♥
—- – - – — -http://cableguymom.com/animated/71CrossSympathy.gif
– -Dear POU FAM♥. WISHING U a GOOD NIGHT.♥ :>) — -MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS. -♥ – ♥ :>) – — -
– - —UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT. ♥ — -B BLESSED ♥ – ♥
– - — —-PRAYIN’ 4 MR. PRESIDENT♥/VP Joe♥ –VICTIMS of NATURAL DISASTERS♥ –POU FAM♥ – –AMEN♥
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