November 20, 2017

Friday Afternoon Thread: Thanks Newt!

There’s a new Obama campaign surrogate in town. While Newt Gingrich finally announced his loooong overdue decision to leave the race, his contributions to President’s Obama re-election team remain enormous. In a newly released web video, “Newt Gingrich: Frankly, not Mitt Romney’s biggest supporter,” Team Obama properly thanked him for his efforts. (The Last Word)

  • Miranda

    Can you imagine if Obama said some shit like this?

    Romney: Regular people teach him about struggles

    PITTSBURGH — Mitt Romney says he learns about what it’s like to struggle in a difficult economy by sitting down and chatting with regular people. But the Republican presidential candidate doesn’t want anybody to see it — and his campaign won’t say who he meets with or when the meetings occur.

    • Alma98


    • sagenotsweet

      Many years ago, I used to work in the admissions dept at a hospital in LA. I hated the job. We were forced to wear corporate uniforms which we had to pay for, clock in on a time clock, deal with some really angry (usually because of grief but sometimes because of the bill) family members with very little support…

      Once we had a meeting with one of the corporate overlords who pretended to listen to and care about our opinions. When I think of Romney meeting with regular folks, I think of that meeting that I attended.

    • rikyrah

      they won’t say who he meets with or when the meetings occur.


      sure, I believe this.

      • Aquagranny911

        Cookie gate?

        • rikyrah

          when one is a SERIOUS candidate for President..

          one doesn’t have to ‘ announce’ when one is meeting with the ‘little people’.

          one does it and puts the videos on YOUTUBE..

          like THE PRESIDENT DOES.

    • Aquagranny911

      “Regular people” as opposed to what, pod people?

      • Admiral_Komack

        Blah people.

    • Admiral_Komack

      That’s because Willard has these meetings with Rosey Palm and her five skinny sisters.

  • Kennymack1971

    That is a brutal ad. Sucks to be you Willard.

    • The segment on his ability to inspire Americans was devastating.

  • lamh35

    Saw The Avengers!!!! IT.WAS.AWESOME!!! It def lived up to the hype.

    • rikyrah

      thanks for the review.

    • Aquagranny911

      Lamh35, is it okay for older kiddos? I know the 14 year old will see it but what about younger. The Twins are 10 & clamoring to go if their big brother goes.

      I trust your judgement on this rather than movie ratings.

      • lamh35

        it’s over 2 hours long, but once the action starts going it reaaly pops. the main actors had mad chemistry. i def recommend it

        • Aquagranny911


    • Admiral_Komack

      I think Samuel L. Jackson was right to smack the NYT critic about The Avengers (via Twitter).

    • Admiral_Komack

      I liked “The Avengers”.

  • Ebogan63

    I’ll say it for rikryah:

    • rikyrah

      this is so funny.


      it’s hilarious.

      • Aquagranny911

        He is so going to be crying like a baby. I wonder when he will try to grab his marbles and run home to Annie.

        • Camille

          Annie won’t hold up either. She’s already pulling her sick card and the game hasn’t even started.

          This shit ain’t for the faint of heart and this ain’t Utah and the Mormon church ain’t calling the shots pushing the legacy elite forward and commanding the plebeians to follow.

  • GN

    AOL/HuffPo is a member of ALEC? This is just comical at this point.

    • Alma98

      It figures, if there’s money to be made Arianna will be there. This is the same woman who pretends to care for poc; all while giving money to an organization that is attacking these very same people’s voting rights.

      • TresL

        It seems to me Huffington Post and FOXTV were started in very similar fashion. I watched FOX regularly when it first started because it’s programming was serving under served demograhics: AAs and youth. Think about it, In Living Color, 21 Jump Street, 24 (first story was about a black candidate for president), Roc, Arsenio Hall, The Image Awards,The Simpsons, 90210, Melrose Place, The X Files. The popularity of those early shows launched FOX as a serious contender. While FOX still caters to the youth market, they have little to no black oriented programs anymore because now that they are accepted as a major network they don’t need to provide any “niche” programming. They used us and moved on.

        Arianna saw that the Left was under served, used that to her advantage and now that HuffPo is an established site she can revert back to her reptilian ways. I guess that’s Business 101. In both cases success was achieved by providing a service no one else was providing. As a result dirty as it may be, millions made, mission accomplished.

        • Town

          This is EXACTLY why I don’t watch Fox now and won’t watch any start up network like WB, CW etc. because they pile on all these black shows to get the viewership and then cancel them all in favor of Ivory Snow White shows with nary a black person in sight.

          • TresL

            You’re right. I don’t watch FOX at all anymore. I stopped watching American Idol the year Jordan Sparks won. Idol and MTV are very good at inviting and featuring black talent but when it’s time to hand out the awards. Who wins? Taylor Swift. They use us for the cool factor and ratings.

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      Jus’ said yesterday – -that I wish I could C a FULL LIST – – -annnd voila!! LOL

      NOW we KNOW — -WHO the ENEMIES R!.. – – – -HAH!! :>)

      – – –I’m LUVIN’ –IT. :>) — THEY been – –STR8 – – -CALLED — – -OUT!! – – –

      THIS is – – -BEYOND FUN!! LOL. – – –

      Good 2 c U. :>)

    • Camille

      I actually thought they were the platinum founding member/co-chair.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- —HAH.- — -Guess teh LEROY might needta stick around — ifff he’s gon B- –THIS USEFUL- -HUH!?- – -LOL.

    GR8 tags! LOL.- – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – —Wooo! Hoooo!- – -MR. PRESIDENT!!- — – –

    – – — –CHART: Economy Has Recovered All Private Sector Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office– —

    — – –As of April, there are now more private sector jobs in the United States than there were in January 2009, when President Obama took office. You read that right. We have now replaced all of the private sector jobs lost while Obama has been president. And that was no mean feat, given that over the course of 2009, the private sector shed about 4.2 million jobs.

    Unfortunately, the news is not nearly so good when it comes to the public sector, where there are currently 607,000 fewer people working than there were when President Obama took office.

    – – – –The chart below tells the whole story. Under President Obama, the private sector has experienced a relatively robust recovery, and is now back to where it started when he took office. The public sector continues to shed jobs, and as a result, the overall jobs picture in the US remains weak. If you want to understand why conservative efforts to slash funding for teachers, firefighters, cops is bad for the economy, look no further than this graph.

    Some commenters question these stats. BUT- – – -HATAS!!- —

    • Aquagranny911

      GLH, you might want to check this out also & pass the info on….Deaniac at TPV has done it again with his FACTS!!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Aquagranny911. ***BIG HUG** :>)

        THANK U VERY MUCH. – — -I’ll head ova. :>)


        Sooo good 2 U. – -Aquagranny. :>)

  • rikyrah

    did you all know that that CAC Senator from Kentucky wouldn’t even go to the WH to congratulate the University of Kentucky Basketball Champs?

    • Aquagranny911

      I read that. I’m thinking that people in Kentucky will be unhappy with that. Maybe not for the dis to our Prez so much as the dis to THEIR TEAM.

      McConnel is a dumbo of the first degree. I hope this bites his ugly, arrogant, racist ass HARD!

    • I never thought I say this but I’ll give McConnell a pass on this. Apparently Derby festivities are happening at the same time. McConnell lives and breathes the Kentucky Derby.

      • Miranda

        Oh that’s right, I forgot the Derby’s were tomorrow! Hope he enjoys Mary J. Blige singing the National Anthem! LOL

  • lamh35

    wow so the robmey strategy really is to what stalk the Obama campaign wherever they go WTF kind of strategy is that?

    Obama’s re-election rallies on Saturday to be blitzed by Romney campaign

    • danadevin74

      Well is anyone surprised?
      That’s all they can do try to be Barack Obama

    • GN

      Yes. Romney seems to be running a kindergarten campaign consisting of “I’m rubber, you’re glue” and pretty much just copying everything which PBO does. Single White Male writ large.

    • At Ohio State University in Columbus, where Obama is set to speak around 1:25 p.m. ET on Saturday, Romney aides are planning to circle the candidate’s campaign bus.

      This won’t end well.

      • rikyrah

        they’ve done it before. should dig up the clip from Rachel Maddow when she described this mode of attack…frigging hilarious.

      • Camille

        How silly.

    • rikyrah

      when you don’t have any ideas of your own…

      this is what you’re reduced to.

      • Heads-on-right-in-Cali

        And when you don’t get any large crowds you have to go where the crowds are. Bless their little hearts they want to be a part of a real campaign. Poor Mittens he is so pathetic, I almost feel sorry for his desperate ass.

    • Town

      I will be taking pictures and video of the foolery tomorrow. LOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        Town – – –THANK U – –much. :>) Cain’t wait!! :>) — –

  • GreenLadyHere

    – – -OMG!! – – – -THIS is a MEGA – –HATEFUL – – –WAR -ON -WOMEN!! – – –

    – – –House GOP Would Let Domestic Abusers Know Their Victims Called For Help – —

    – – —The GOP-led House’s version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) would not only strip away Senate-passed protections for undocumented, LGBT, and Native American victims, it also contains a dangerous provision that violates an undocumented victim’s confidentiality by allowing immigration officials to speak with, and ask for evidence from, his or her abuser.

    Visas offered to undocumented victims of domestic violence are called “U Visas” and the Senate version of the bill expanded the number of U Visas offered to victims. The House bill not only strips out the additional visas, it also contains a new provision enabling government officials to inform “the accused” that their victim blew the whistle on their abuse:

    – – – – -SKIP – – —

    – /. . . . .-but alerting an abuser to a victim’s complaint adds yet another level of emotional abuse on top of the physical abuse that the victim already faces.

    – – – -THEY R DESPICABLE!! – —DISGUSTING!! – – -SATANIC!! — –

    • Town

      Ya know, my classmate & her family were brutally murdered by her husband last month. These Republicans are playing games but this domestic violence is not a game.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Town – — -FIRST: – – – -CONTINUIN’ CONDOLENCES – -2 the FAMILY annnd U. — —


        — of –DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPORTING – -of HIPPA LAWS – -even –

        –is the BEDROCK of the – -PROTECTIONS that THESE LAWS OFFER – 2 the VICTIMS!! – —

        – -MY GOODNESS!! – –THESE – –RE-THUGS R – — BELOW – – -DISGUSTING!! – – –

        I refuse 2 believe that they don’t have relatives that R /have been VICTIMS!! – —

        I cain’t B any ANGRIER!! – – -CAIN’T!! – – –

        – –C’MON VENGEANCE annnd KARMA – –

        Town – –I continue 2 pray 4 – -COMFORT. AMEN. – – –

      • Camille

        So sorry to hear! Oh my God. Terrible! May they rest in peace.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –The various BANDS needta keep practicin’ – –“CAUSE they gonna B PLAYIN’ THAT SONG 4 MR. PRESIDENT – – -4 the – –NEXT 4 YEARS!! – –

    – —– President Obama Talks With High Schoolers About College Costs – – –

    – – – –Continuing his campaign for legislation that would prevent student loan interest rates from doubling in July, President Obama speaks to high school juniors and seniors and their parents from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia.

    The House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would keep the rates from doubling, but drew a veto threat from the President when the Republican leadership said that they would pay for it by cutting funding to a women’s health program.

    “We shouldn’t have to choose between women having health care and students keeping their interest rates low,” the President told the crowd.

    President Obama is urging the Senate to pass a version of the bill that he would be willing to sign, so that the House and Senate can work on reconciling the two bills.

    – – – – – –NO – —ENTHUSIASM GAP – – -here! :>) – – – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -Annnnd – –he talked with the PARENT of those –POTENTIAL VOTERS – —

    – – –President Obama Talks With High Schoolers About College Costs – —

    – – — –Continuing his campaign for legislation that would prevent student loan interest rates from doubling in July, President Obama speaks to high school juniors and seniors and their parents from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia.
    THERE IS MORE. – – – –

    THANK U – – -MR. PRESIDENT!! :>)

  • Miranda

    DAYUM!! LMAO!! Now the same people that bullied Romney into dropping his own choice for his foreign policy advisor, are CLOWNING him for letting them bully him!

    Fischer Calls Out Romney: ‘How Is He Going to Stand Up to North Korea if He Can Be Pushed around by a Yokel Like Me?’
    Submitted by Brian Tashman on Fri, 05/04/2012 – 5:00pm

    American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer poked fun at Mitt Romney today on Focal Point following the resignation of Richard Grenell, an openly gay Romney spokesman on security issues who Fischer and other Religious Right leaders wanted ousted from the campaign. Anti-gay activists celebrated news of Grenell’s resignation as a “huge win,” and the New York Times reported that one Republican adviser claimed the campaign offered no defense of Grenell because “they didn’t want to confront the religious right.”

    Today, Fischer asserted that Romney shouldn’t expect voters to trust him to confront China, Russia or North Korea if he cannot stand up to “a conservative radio talk show host in Middle America.” “I don’t think for one minute that Mitt Romney did not want this guy gone,” Fischer continued, “he wanted this guy gone because there was not one word of defense, not a peep, from the Romney camp to defend him.”

    • Miranda

      ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh snap….and now ole dude has written a blog on spineless Mitt. LMAO Damn Mitt, this is what you get trying to court the crazy!

      Bryan Fischer: Gov. Romney goes Triple-Etch-A-Sketch on Homosexuality

    • Alma98

      These people are loco lol.

    • dannie22

      That is just so wrong lol

    • LOL!! You gonna let a chump like me chump you? What a chump.

      Landslide on the horizon. By the time this is done Ann and 4 of the 5 Romney kids will be voting for PBO.

    • Kennymack1971

      Well… Somebody’s man card just got took. Damn Willard, Bryan Fischer basically just called you a weak ass punk… You may just want to quit now.

    • Camille

      They will all keep jerking the jerk Romney’s chain and they haven’t even started yet, They’re just warming up Mitt!

      It will be a complete disaster for desperate Mitt Romney who in return for endorsements has sold off every last piece of his mechanical prosthetic soul to the most questionable caliber of crook, racist, sexist, nut bag, white supremacist, egotist, hostage holder, corrupt “corporatist”, murderer, satanist, scum of the earth.

      You name it and Mitt has lobbied for their endorsement.

      And now we get to sit back and watch Mitt Romney get roughed up by and rumble with his rabies infested, egomaniac assortment that now make up his “coalition”.

      Mitt Romney cannot avoid getting bitten by the rabied dogs he is now holed up with, He either ends up stark raving mad from rabies or destroyed.

      Either way he’s fucked. Too many deals with too many unsavory characters.

      Anybody who wants a title this badly and who will commune and make deals with the devil, must be denied it all costs.

      • rikyrah

        nominee for Comment of the Week

  • lamh35
    • Miranda

      Hasn’t Latifah been out since right after the last season of Living Single?

      • lamh35

        she’s been Anderson Coopering it for a while…i.e. everyone knows she is/was gay, but no official “outing”??? Not that there needed to be one, it was just understood, not spoken.

      • dannie22

        white folks didnt know

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – — ***MEGA-SIGH!!**** – — -The 21st Century -style – -LYNCHIN’ – -CONTINUES!! – – -SADLY! – — –

    – – –White Cop Cleared In Shooting Of Black Ex-Marine [VIDEO] – – –

    – – – –A grand jury has cleared White Plains Police Officer Anthony Carelli of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of ex-Marine Kenneth Chamberlain Sr, the New York Post reports.

    Carelli fatally shot Chamberlain inside of his apartment in White Plains, NY after he and several other officers responded to a medical emergency alarm that was mistakenly set off. When officers asked Chamberlain to open his door, he refused. After a two-hour standoff, officers forced their way through his door. That is when officers claimed that Chamberlain advanced towards them with a knife, which in turn made officer Carelli shoot Chamberlain. The 68-year-old vet died from his injuries.

    – – -SKIP – – –

    – –The family of the slain ex-Marine said they plan to ask federal authorities to look into the case.

    —-[DON’T 4-GET!] – – – –A racial epithet was shouted at Chamberlain during the standoff. When Chamberlain repeatedly told the cops that he was OK, one of them replied, “I don’t give a f**k n***a.” The local D.A. handling the case said the slur was “intolerable” but not criminal.– –

    – – -UN- -FLIPPIN’ – – -BELIEVABLE!! – —

    • edp4bho

      Hi GLH. I know you’re a praying person, so let’s pray for justice for the family. This can’t continue to go on without black folks ready to take up arms, which is exactly what white bigots are salivating about.

    • Camille

      And this why most people will no longer call the cops.

      This was supposed to be for a medical emergency and they end up triggering the medical emergency by killing the guy they were supposed to be there to save if he were in a medical crisis.

      This is similar to an incident in Marin county, California where a wife calls 911 because her husband was having a medical crisis but the stubborn old man wouldn’t go to the hospital. By the time this was over, the cops had completely mishandled the situation and the old sick man was in a headlock and handcuffed.

      Never call the police to help you, you’ll end up dead instead.

      • GreenLadyHere

        SisCamille – —SADLY – – –U SPEAK some TRUTH. — –

        We have – YET 2 READ an article about police – – -“SHOOTING” a WYT person – – UNDER THESE same KINDS of circumstances. – – – – NONE!! –

        THIS is CRAZY!! – – -***shakin’ my head***

        I am shaken behind THIS.

        Sooo prayin’ 4 the FAMILY.

  • Miranda

    A Romney aide, who requested anonymity to speak about campaign strategy, said this weekend’s efforts are modeled in part after the campaign’s “rush the quarterback” game plan in the Republican primaries,

    go head….rush the quarterback with that practice squad of a campaign staff.

    • rikyrah

      what ‘ rush the qb’ game plan.

      Willard spent the entire primary season drowning the clown car in negative ads.

      he didn’t spend shyt on what he WOULD DO..

      he spent a fortune tearing down his opponents.

      that amateur hour nonsense won’t work here, Willard.

    • Camille

      Ok then Willard, show us what you got!

      We are so waiting!

  • Miranda

    Oh LAWD!! Michael Eric Dyson guest hositng for Ed Schultz on MSNBC tonight!


    • rikyrah

      I just came to post this.

      told y’all… talker is NOT gonna let anyone mess up his $$$$

      • Camille

        Tavis Smiley on the other hand looked so miserable and dejected on Martin’s show earlier. Switched channels before I could hear what he had to say since I don’t suffer fools nor hustlers.

        Actually, I switched off most of Martin’s show today.

        I refuse to let anyone inflict most of these ridiculous pseudo-pundits on me especially the “my slimy daddy ran and failed miserably, so I’m now a pundit” air head brigade. Megan McCain and the Huntsman daughter. Ah, ah.

    • lamh35

      Good on MED, he’s completely turned around since that meeting of Black “journo” and bloggers at WH hasn’t he.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – –***grabbin’ my THESAURUS annd DICTIONARY*** – –

    – – —DR. MED – -is on 4 the ED. – – – -Woo! Hoo! – – –

    HAH! – – -He soo let the – –POVERTY PAIR – – -SLOWLY TWIST in the WIND!! – – – -ALONE!! – – LOL.

    – – -Good on U. :>) – – –

  • lamh35

    Well looks like that hospital job ain’t gonna be mine. My app still says under review since April 18th, but they reposted the position again. So unless they are hiring 2 positions (which just doesn’t happen often in the Micro lab), then I ain’t got da job. Oh well, I’m gonna try on Monday to call the HR dept but I suspect the fat lady has sung on that job.

    My sister thinks its racial (she thinks everything is…lol), I think it was because of the pay. Their loss though, I’m a DAMN good Micro tech.

    • Guns3000

      Hang in there Lamh. I was out of work for almost a year.

    • rikyrah

      something will come through, lamh.

      something better.

  • rikyrah


    did you just see MED clown Willard about why he’s not a ‘career politician’?

    it was hilarious

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — —LOL. – –Ohhhh —IT! – — IS – – -Soooo – —ON! — —

    – –93-year-old woman will be lead plaintiff in case against voter ID – —

    – — –Viviette Applewhite, a 93-year-old African-American women from Philadelphia, will be the lead plaintiff in the NAACP and ACLU’s case against the state’s new voter ID law. The voter ID law will now require voters to show a valid driver’s license or other forms of identification in order to be able to vote. Applewhite has been voting for 50 years and because of her age she no longer owns a birth certificate. Since she does not have a driver’s license either, she will not be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections. She says that she has been voting since 1960 and she cast her first vote for President John F. Kennedy. reports:

    HARRISBURG – Wartime welder, civil-rights marcher, world traveler, voter – Viviette Applewhite of Philadelphia’s Germantown section can boast of having been all those things.

    On Tuesday, she added another title: plaintiff.


    – THERE IS MORE. – —

    – – GO! GRANNY! GO!! :>) – -Soo – -PROUD of U. :>) GOOD LUCK! :>) – — –

  • Miranda

    Maybe its me but this is sort of a wierd coincidence:

    According to a biography written by a distant Romney relative, Ronald B Scott, a former Time Inc writer, at least three of Mitt Romney’s sons have used in vitro fertilization.

    Read more:

    For one family, it seems a little odd to me.

    • Alma98

      I agree something ain’t right.

    • Camille

      Those boys all look like they are all in the closet. Same as their dad who walks like he’s carrying poop in his pants. Notice how uncomfortable he is when his wife touches him. He almost winces.

  • isonprize

    h/t The Obama Diary.
    Mitt’s Mendacity – MED with his fast-talkin’ self! LOLOLOL

    • rikyrah

      it was HILARIOUS

    • rikyrah

      folks really should watch it.

      when fast talking calls Willard a LOSER, it’s too funny for words

    • rikyrah

      MED on Willard:

      “You are a career candidate. The only reason you are not a career politician is you can’t win elections.



  • health articles

    What a great post.