November 20, 2017

Friday Afternoon Thread: The Temptations Week


Papa Was A Rolling Stone (from the movie)

Treat Her Like A Lady


  • crazycanuck

    They should be happy, nobody is going to give a sh!t about the WHCD when this POTUS leaves.

    • Miranda

      We’re only tuning in to see what FLOTUS is wearing and to hear POTUS make fun of them, that’s all. We could all give a flying spitball bout the janky correspondents dinner.

      • lamh36

        what time? I can’t promise to watch, but I will be twitter stalking…lol

  • JB20005

    Reasons why the GOPers are back to “Benghazi!”

    -17.8 million Americans have new health insurance

    -43 straight months of overall job growth

    And for today’s bonus feature:

    Quinnipiac poll shows Clinton up 8-points over Jeb Bush in Florida.

    When you have nothing going for you, might as well scream and fling feces like an enraged howler monkey.

    • crazycanuck

      you forgot one THEY ARE CRAZY

  • crazycanuck

    AG, I’ll join FOOD PORN ANONYMOUS LATER. Tell me this doesn’t look delicious lol.

    • rikyrah

      pink donuts?

      • crazycanuck

        It’s strawberry, Anything strawberry is yummy

    • You had no cause to do this to me.

    • Aquagranny911

      CC, you are truly a minion of El Diablo! Now I want a donut!

      • Admiral_Komack

        A pink doughnut.

        • crazycanuck

          a STRAWBERRY doughnut lol

  • crazycanuck

    Bette Midler ‏@BetteMidler now
    Leave it to #stingyGOP to filibuster minimum wage raise. I’d like 2 see even one of them live and work for a week and see how they like it.

  • Miranda

    So its Benghazi and this huh? OK……please proceed GOP

    House Republicans call for special prosecutor on Tea Party targeting
    By Bernie Becker – 05/02/14 02:37 PM EDT

    House Republicans plan to vote next on a resolution that would urge Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups.

    In a statement announcing the vote, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Republicans have no faith in the investigation that is already being carried out at the Justice Department.

    “It is time for Attorney General Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the IRS targeting scandal and bring the appropriate charges against those responsible,” Cantor said in a statement

    Read more:

    • Alma98

      It’s like their barely hanging onto a cliff, clawing and scratching trying to hang on for dear life lol.

      • crazycanuck

        Somebody needs to step on their fingers. Ooops sorry didn’t see you there.

        • Alma98


        • Daltex82


    • Kennymack1971

      They’ve gone frpm having their chests puffed out talking all kinds of big shit about Obamacare would fail to pathetically trying to get anyone outside of the ass kissing sycophants in the Village to give a shit about their two big nothing burger scandals: BENGHAZI! and IRSGate. They deserve to be dragged mercilessly.

  • Joy

    Dang…it’s only 1:49? #readyfortheweekend

  • Miranda

    Harry Reid statement on Tang’s decision to form a Select Committee on Benghazi:

    “Republicans are showing yet again that they have nothing to offer the middle class. Republicans care more about defending billionaires like the Koch brothers and trying to rekindle debunked right-wing conspiracy theories than raising the minimum wage or ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work.

    “There have already been multiple investigations into this issue and an independent Accountability Review Board is mandated under current law. For Republicans to waste the American people’s time and money staging a partisan political circus instead of focusing on the middle class is simply a bad decision. While Republicans try to gin up yet another political food fight, Senate Democrats will remain focused on fostering economic growth for all hard-working Americans.”

  • rikyrah

    From Lupita’s People cover to Pharrell’s ‘Marilyn Monroe’: Dark skinned beauty fad sparks backlash
    by Luvvie | April 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Pharrell’s “Marilyn Monroe” cover is visually stunning. The chocolate face against that fire engine red was striking and super fierce. Plus, the model herself is gorgeous.

    Then I saw the cover of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful” issue with Lupita Nyong’o, and my soul did the running man because: YES!!!

    She has taken the world by storm, and she stays giving me black velvet moonlight tea for my fever. Lupita is perpetually looking like she’s unable to flaw.

    So why are people upset at both Pharrell and People magazine right now? Because they feel like both parties are pandering to disgruntled dark girls, and they think it’s cheap and condescending. I understand one more than the other.

    • Alma98

      People always have to bitch about something.

  • Miranda

    They pour lighter fluid around news trucks, asked a policeman if he was ready to die.
    I-Team: Police say Bundy ranch protesters not off the hook

    LAS VEGAS — Metro Police officers who were on the front lines of a recent showdown near the Bundy ranch in Bunkerville say they feared for their lives.

    At least some of the militia members who pointed weapons at police officers during the confrontation may have wanted a violent outcome and tried to incite one.

    In exclusive interviews with the 8 News NOW I-Team, officers who were on the scene shared their thoughts and fears, and they say it is not over.

    “These guys with rifles, keep them calm,” was Clark County Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo’s request to one of Bundy’s sons the day of the confrontation.

    Lombardo’s top priority was to prevent a spark that might set off a bloody firefight.


    “Mr. Bundy, in my personal opinion, incited the crowd,” Lombardo said.

    Some of them didn’t need much to get riled. Their hostility toward government was on full display. A few equate the BLM with Nazis.

    “That bunch, the SS squad or something to do with Hitler, shouldn’t have guns there aimed at the people,” one man at the showdown said.

    They were equally hostile to journalists covering the story. Pistol-packing militia men have blocked 8 News NOW’s access to public roads. Some poured lighter fluid around our news vehicle while others got physical.

    A few Oath keepers said they were told the White House had ordered a drone missile strike on the Bundy camp. In an atmosphere this hostile and paranoid, guns pointed at police became the norm.

    read more here:

    • AxelFoley

      “Some men just want to watch the world burn.”
      -Alfred Pennyworth, from ‘The Dark Knight’

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -☺ – —GOOD AFTERNOON Miranda♥/POU FAM♥ – — -***BIG HUG*** :>)



    —- ☺He was one of the CHIEF —CHOREOGRAPHERS 4 the –“TEMPTING Ones”- –

    – – —♦

    – – – —Paul Williams (July 2, 1939 – August 17, 1973) was an American baritone singer and choreographer. Williams was noted for being one of the founding members and original lead singer of the Motown group The Temptations.

    — – –☺ENJOY♥ – —

    – – -B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ — -:>)

  • Miranda

    Why isn’t THIS being reported?

    Businesses lose thousands in Bundy ordeal; Workers threatened
    Posted: Apr 29, 2014 6:30 PM EDT

    MESQUITE, Nev. — Hotels in Mesquite say they have already lost more than a $100,000 in business because of armed militia groups patrolling Bunkerville.

    8 News NOW has learned Mesquite Police are investigating death threats to hotel staffers following a bomb threat earlier this month. The threats were reportedly called in by supporters of Cliven Bundy, the Bunkerville rancher battling over his cattle with the Bureau of Land Management.

    Democratic Representative Steven Horsford says people are living in fear, under the constant presence of armed militia groups.

    8 News NOW investigated those claims and found that while people from some of the top hotel chains didn’t want to go on camera, the dispute is costing them, and the community, plenty.

    As armed militia groups poured into Bunkerville to support rancher Cliven Bundy, so did threats.

    One Mesquite city leader said the entire Holiday Inn Express was evacuated for hours following a bomb threat related to the Bundy saga more than two weeks ago.

    8 News NOW obtained a police report which also shows the hotel received at least nine threatening phone calls in April, after they allowed BLM rangers to stay in the hotel.

    Workers were told to kick out the BLM or they “would not be standing in the morning.”

    One Mesquite hotel worker, who didn’t want to go on camera, said he was told by an anonymous militia member that he would be “dragged out in the parking lot and shot”.

    more here:

  • rikyrah

    Papa was a Rolling Stone….
    epic song…

    from Wikipedia:

    Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone

    “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” is a psychedelic soul song, written by Motown songwriters Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong as a single for Motown act The Undisputed Truth in 1971. This version of “Papa” was released as a single in early 1972, and peaked at number 63 on the pop charts and number 24 on the R&B charts.

    Later in 1972, Whitfield, who also produced the song, took “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and remade it as a 12-minute record for The Temptations, which was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and won three Grammy Awards in 1973. While the original Undisputed Truth version of the song has been largely forgotten, The Temptations’ version of the song has been an enduring and influential soul classic. It was ranked #168 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, one of the group’s three songs on the list. In retrospect, The Temptations’ Otis Williams considers “Papa” to be the last real classic the group recorded.

    I can’t believe it wasn’t a #1 hit…but, it has lasted the test of time.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – -THIS is REALLY — -TRENDING – —

    – – —Nigerians launch #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign to highlight abductions– – -[THANK goodness]

    ——-In an effort both to publicize the abductions of 230 girls from their school in Nigeria and to pressure the Nigerian government to dedicate more resources to their rescue, an on-line Twitter campaign has begun with the hash-tags #BringBackOurGirls and #BringBackOurDaughters.

    – – -CONTINUING 2 PRAY 4 THEM♥/Families♥ AMEN♥

  • crazycanuck

    The Weather Network ‏@weathernetwork now
    Fukushima radiation detected in Oregon, Washington State tuna:

  • GreenLadyHere


    – — – -☺

    — – – The U.S. and Germany are stepping up plans for tougher sanctions against Russia, President Obama said following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday.

    Both of the leaders said they will back sanctions targeting sectors of the Russian economy if the Kremlin does not change its behavior toward Ukraine ahead of elections on that country in May.

    “If, in fact, we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on May 25, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional, more severe sanctions,” Obama said.
    – – —SNIP —
    Germany has been more reluctant to back tougher sanctions given economic links with Russia, which supplies it with energy.

    But Merkel appeared resolute while standing besides Obama, as she repeatedly emphasized the importance of Ukrainian elections to replace the interim government. She said the U.S. and Europe need to act in concert and expressed concern over the fates of eight international observers — including four Germans — who have been taken hostage by pro-Russian militants.
    THERE IS MORE – – –


  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –RE-THUGS – -NRA – – -SCOTUS . Other HATAS — —U’ALL – —DID – –THIS!!— –WAR on AA’s – –

    – – — ☺
    – – – —A Kansas City second grader said his school treated him like a criminal Wednesday by placing him in handcuffs simply because he was misbehaving.

    “Some of the kids were messing with me,” second grader Kalyb Primm Wiley said of what started the incident.

    He said after his classmates teased and taunted him, he started
    screaming but never got physical with other students or teachers. And when the teacher couldn’t calm him down, he said a school security officer took him to the principal’s office like a criminal.

    “We were halfway down the hall, he put handcuffs on and twisted my wrists a little,” Kalyb said.

    When his father showed up at the school’s front office, Kalyb was still in handcuffs.

    – –☺Antoine was RIGHT: —“HIDE your –CHIL’REN. . . .”
    – – – -☺

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – -WHEW LAWD!! ——Jus’ – —WHEW LAWD!! —

    — — —School bus driver abandons kids on Texas bridge– –

    — – – —Students in Missouri City, Texas, say their school bus driver stopped the bus in traffic on a bridge and told the children to drive themselves home.

    Baines Middle School students on the bus said it started when the driver became angry because several children on the bus were being loud.The students said the driver stopped the bus on a busy bridge in traffic, packed up her purse and got up to leave.

    “We asked her, ‘Why did you stop the bus?’ And she turned off the
    engine and threw the keys at me, and said, ‘No, since you want to ask questions and make problems, you drive the bus.’ It was terrifying,” said student Morgan Billingsley.

    “I was thinking that I wouldn’t get home,” said student Laila Sauls.

    —WATCHIN’. . . . . . .the Law Suits. . .

    • jds09

      I’m so wrong GLH, I laughed. I know, I know…safety of the children.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL jds09 —-U —O.K. – –There R certainly 2 sides 2 this incident —-Says – – -a TEACHER – –who trydta let the STUDENTS in her classroom calm down on their own. Annnnd when they did NOT:

        She STOOD UP annnd said
        “Ladies and Gentleman: —SIT —IT– DOWN annnnd SHUT — IT –UP –or “AIR”-body who I cain’t control will B OUT!! [As she pointed toward the door.]– –

        Even the “instructional Aides” —sat down. LOL

        After an EDUCATIONAL CLASS –they axed – —“Will U B back 2-morrow? The teacher NEVA had a class –so quiet.?” LOL —Annnd a few student said —-THANK U. :>)

        Soooo- — I understand the –BUS DRIVER. – – –Annnd NO — generally-they do NOT receive instruction on —managing students! — –

        It’s a ruff task – —4 some of the “outta control students”. – —-
        They sould make the parents RIDE the BUS with their – – -little – –IGNANTS!- -[BUT their R Laws. LOL]

        • Aquagranny911

          Love your stories of experience “in the field.”

          • GreenLadyHere

            —☺ LOL — -Thank U. :>) Aquagranny. :>)

            Annnd THEY R– -“EXPERIENCES.” LOL

    • Daltex82

      I guess those Frigidare slammers had finally gotten on her last nerve.

      I’m glad the children were not hurt, but…. to borrow from Chris Rock “I’m not saying it’s right, but I understand”.

      • Miranda

        HAHAHA! Chile, I can’t even say anything against the bus driver because Minnie Owens (the bus driver for me when I was growing up) DAMN SHO DID THE SAME THING! And wouldn’t move that bus AN INCH.

        Only difference in the situation is not one of us would tell our parents because it wouldn’t be Minnie in trouble.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Daltex82. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – —LOL – –Frigidare slammers


        —Annnd As – –Diva Whitney sang♥ – – –☺

        – – – -I ain’t mad @ the BUS DRIVER. :>) – — –LOL

        Good 2 C U Daltex82. :>) —B BLESSED :>)

        • Daltex82


          • GreenLadyHere

            –Daltex82 — –Back @-chu :>)

    • Aquagranny911

      This is so wrong but so right. As a mother who has driven in a car with only 4 unruly kiddos, I have understanding for this woman.

      School districts need to have bus monitors riding with the driver like they did when my kiddos were in school. But I suppose no one wants to pay for that.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – -Just heard –“A HOST LIFE SAVER” — say that things may have gone –differently 4 –“sterling” — -ifff he had made an admission of GUILT annnd APOLOGIZED, etc.—

    – —Sooo THEN could we apply that SAME IL-LOGIC —-2 THIS situation??- – –

    – —☺
    —Just say —you’re SORRY annnd ALL —400 + YEARS ago will B 4-given. –

    Annnd WHAT about all this —POST- – –RACIST – – -KRAP since 2008?? – —– -PUH-LEEZE! —SPARE US!! — -NO 4-GIVESNESS! – – -NO HOW! — — -NO WAY!! —-NO!!

    – – – – –Jus’ ACT like U sorry —annnd STOP your – —RACISM!!–

  • crazycanuck

    Kerry had her baby? Dam she’s good lol.

    • AxelFoley

      She dropped that calf already?

      • Alma98

        You wrong!

      • Miranda

        Go plant yourself in the bad lounge.

        • AxelFoley

          How you gonna send me there and my birthday is tomorrow? Is should get a pass.

          • Aquagranny911

            No! You should not! A truly good & noble person would have waited two more days in order to be born on Cinco De Mayo instead, a truly memorable day.

            (Teasing) I may not be around tomorrow so:


            But you still need to go to the Lounge!!!

          • Admiral_Komack


      • Daltex82

        See, you know you’re wrong!

        Wishing you an early Happy Birthday!!

      • isonprize

        Axel. you STAY in the bad lounge. DAMN.

    • MsKitty

      If for no other reason I have mad respect for Kerry for the way she keeps her private life PRIVATE. Such a refreshing change from the typical celeb that has to alert the media when they stub their toe.

    • rikyrah

      what was it?

      • TresL

        a girl.

      • Miranda

        A girl, she named her Isabelle. So pretty!

        • Alma98

          Awww that’s my late auntie’s name, she was a tiny firecracker too lol. My mother told me a story about her whipping men at the juke joint lol.

          • crazycanuck

            I have always loved the names isabelle and isabeau. Yes I’m a Ladyhawke fan lol

          • Alma98

            O love Ladyhawke too cc.

          • Joy

            You and I have too much in common…LOL! Rutger Hauer was gorgeous back in the day.

        • Aquagranny911

          That’s my cousin’s name! It is pretty, sweet and a bit old fashioned.

    • lamh36

      This is the difference between celebrities who seek the spotlight and celebrities who just live their lives and happen to be famous. Kerry Washington had her baby almost 2 weeks ago. No announcements, no press releases, just mom, dad and baby…ya hear that Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, et al!

    • Lisa M

      She’s good but… she’s no Janet Jackson who kept a 9 year marriage secret until she got a divorce!!

      • rikyrah

        And kept marriage #3 a secret for over a year.

    • GreenLadyHere

      crazycanuck — – -Information on the baby’s name: — –:>)

      – – – – -☺The name Isabelle is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Isabelle is: Devoted to God.

      – – – -☺In English, the name Isabelle means ‘variant of Elizabeth’, ‘my God is bountiful’, or ‘God of plenty’. Other origins for the name include France, Spain and Portugal. The name is most often used by the female and is very popular as a first name and surname.

      — – – -☺Isabelle is a Spanish name that means consecrated to God. It is a girl’s name and a variant of Elizabeth (Hebrew). Among the notable people with this name are actress Isabella Rossellini and Queen Isabella of Castile, who financed Columbus’s voyage to America.

      – – – – —BLESSINGS 2 — – “Wee Isabelle♥” annnd Parents♥/Family♥ – -AMEN♥ — :>)

  • crazycanuck

    Morphus Bfly ‏@morphusbfly now
    Senators Introduce Pro-Keystone XL Bill to Bypass Obama Administration via @feedly

    • AxelFoley

      Hmm…I wonder who the Kos crowd will blame for that?

  • Miranda

    HAHAHA! Harry Reid’s communications director:

    • Alma98


    • crazycanuck


    • Kennymack1971

      That’s some grade A foot to ass right there.

    • Ooooh, kill ’em Harry!

    • Daltex82

      Get ’em Harry!

  • rikyrah

    Stop calling Clarence Thomas an ‘Uncle Tom’
    By Jonathan Capehart
    May 2 at 11:53 am

    If you want to get under my skin, I mean, really just go there with me, call me or any other African American man an “Uncle Tom.” As Dexter Mullins wrote in a piece for The Grio a few years ago, “Short of dropping the n-bomb on someone, there are few things more insulting to many African Americans than being called an ‘Uncle Tom.’”

    Sure, the n-bomb is a kick in the groin. But being called a “Tom” is a kick in the stomach. Every black man you know, at one time or another, has been branded an “Uncle Tom.” I can’t speak for them, but when it has been hurled at me, it’s devastating because the numbskull hurling the epithet is calling you a traitor to your race and to yourself. As if all African Americans are still enslaved, but into one way of thinking or a uniform way of looking at the world.

    Which brings me to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) As Buzzfeed first reported, the 10-term congressman called Justice Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court’s only African American member, an “Uncle Tom.” Maybe he was playing to his audience since he made the disparaging remark on New Nation of Islam radio. This cousin to the Nation of Islam led by Louis Farrakhan is helmed by someone who calls himself The Son of Man.

    Then, when confronted by what he said

    • Alma98


    • rikyrah

      As a Black Person, it has not been my experience that Black people do not throw around terms like
      Uncle Tom
      Slave Catching Coon

      Unless said Black person has proven themselves over the years to be a:
      Uncle Tom
      Slave Catching Coon

      Unca Clarence Thomas fits in this category.

      There are fundamental things that most Black people believe.

      There, of course, can be a few variations, here and there, but the fundamentals are the fundamentals. Despite income level, despite education level, there are things we believe.

      When you have a man on the Supreme Court, no less, that votes against everything that the Black Community supports..


      That’s what Clarence Thomas is.

      And, Jonathan Capehart can unclutch his pearls.

      We have now, despite all the proof that we had BEFORE Clarence Thomas was put on the Supreme Court, that he was nothing but a bootlicking, ass kissing Uncle Tom..

      we have EVERY OPINION that he’s put his vote behind since joining the Supreme Court.

      Capehart can’t put together a list of FIVE opinions that the general Black community would say:

      I agree with Clarence Thomas.


      I have often written that the one story that told me everything I EVER needed to know about Clarence Thomas was when I heard that his Black Bootlicking Ass went before a bunch of his White Masters and denigrated his sister for going on welfare – NOT EXPLAINING WHY she was on welfare. [ she was on welfare because she was taking care of an elderly family member. After all, Clarence couldn’t be bothered to help with said family member – he was too busy kissing White folks ass]

      So, there he was, holding his sister up as some object of scorn for those White Muthafucking Racists, knowing damn well WHY his sister was on welfare.

      That’s all I EVER needed to know about Clarence Thomas and the lack of content of his character. Everything since then has just confirmed it.

      Don’t wanna be known as an Uncle Tom?

      Then don’t fucking act like one.

      It really IS that simple.

      Black people know that Unca Clarence is coming from a strong position of self-hate.

      And though sad, and pitiful, Black folks usually don’t give a shyt if you are full of self-hate. We shrug our shoulders and wait for the day that you get the Paul Mooney ‘ Nigger Wakeup Call’, but honestly, nobody gets into a tizzy when they come upon self-loathers.

      The reason why Unca Clarence gathers such ire is because he uses that position from the Supreme Court to punish the rest of Black folk for HIS self-hate.

      Best Magazine covers EVER with Clarence Thomas:

      • TresL

        ITA! This would be great to copy to Capehart’s comment section.

      • Daltex82

        All of this!!!!

      • PBomb

        Yes ma’am, I wholeheartedly agree with this!

    • jds09

      Isn’t Capehart the one that his Mama called into a show to defend him? Just sayin’.

    • TresL

      “Every black man you know, at one time or another, has been branded an “Uncle Tom.”

      That is a completely absurd statement that he should have qualified as his own experience because off hand I can’t think of any black man I know who’s been called an “Uncle Tom.” Jonathan doth protest too much.

    • AxelFoley

      Fuck that noise. We calls it as we sees it.

      • Kennymack1971

        Thank you. These handwringing simps need to have a seat.

    • Kennymack1971

      Shut up Jonathan.

    • Meanwhile, Jonathan low-key calls someone an idiot just because they dare to challenge his viewpoint. Hypocrite much?

    • trose1

      So they think people will listen to Capehart? We have peeped him on Morning Joe. He is an Uncle Tom himself.
      Is there a reason why Thompson can’t go on an NOI radio show?

    • jziglar

      STFU Capehart ! No one cares about your feelings on the use of the term Uncle Tom. Clarence Thomas is a Uncle Tom and a POS who is harming his own race, and making this country worse with these 5-4 decisions on major issues. No one cares what you beltway hacks have to say.

    • Admiral_Komack

      Clarence Thomas is an Uncle Tom AND a miserable asshole.
      Now what are you going to do about it, clown?

    • Town

      The only black men who are called Toms are, in fact, Toms.

  • Miranda

    Hit songs that were rejected by Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, more
    May 2, 2014, 11:42 a.m.

    Cee Lo Green’s missed opportunity with the song “Happy,” which Pharrell Williams recently revealed that Green recorded but then chose not to release, isn’t the first time a pop, rock, R&B or country star turned thumbs down on a future hit.

    “Umbrella,” composed by The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, Kuk Harrell and Jay Z, was written for Britney Spears, but her record label reportedly rejected it because they felt she already had enough material for her album at the time. So Rihanna took a stab at it and scored a No. 1 hit that stayed at the top of the pop singles chart for seven weeks.

    Spears also passed on “Telephone,” which Lady Gaga had offered to her. After Spears turned it down, Gaga worked it up as a duet with Beyonce and transformed it into a No. 3 pop hit in 2009.

    It’s not like Spears never was on the right side of pop history: TLC decided against recording “Baby One More Time” because the Atlanta trio felt it ran counter to the more mature image they were developing at the time. Spears made it a No. 1 hit out of the box with the song that spawned her post-Mickey Mouse Club career.

    more here:,0,2631136.story#ixzz30alWEkbt

    • I love stuff like this! So interesting!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- –Good BLAH news – — -annnnd some LEARNIN’ — :>)

    — – –‘Belle’ star Gugu Mbatha-Raw proud of film’s diversity behind the scenes – –

    – —- Belle star Gugu Mbatha-Raw sat down with theGrio
    and said that she was surprised last year’s Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial couple and their biracial daughter sparked backlash online.
    The young actress said she was surprised that people found the commercial to be controversial.

    “I thought that that was somewhat outdated,” said Mbatha-Raw in regards to the backlash that was generated. “But perhaps not, and perhaps that’s why we need to continue telling those stories.”

    Mbatha-Raw also explained the many components of the film that make it so relatable, even to her personally. She said she relates to it especially since director Amma Asante, writer Misan Sagay and herself as the lead are all women of color.
    THERE IS MORE – – –

    — -Lookin’ FORWARD 2 seein’ this. :>) – —

  • Alma98

    Bundy & his cohorts are effing with folks money now, I hope all their asses end up in jail.

    MESQUITE, Nev. — Hotels in Mesquite say they have already
    lost more than a $100,000 in business because of armed militia groups
    patrolling Bunkerville.

    8 News NOW has learned Mesquite Police are
    investigating death threats to hotel staffers following a bomb threat
    earlier this month. The threats were reportedly called in by supporters of Cliven Bundy, the Bunkerville rancher battling over his cattle with the Bureau of Land Management.

    Democratic Representative Steven Horsford says people are living in fear, under the constant presence of armed militia groups.

    8News NOW investigated those claims and found that while people from some of the top hotel chains didn’t want to go on camera, the dispute iscosting them, and the community, plenty.

    As armed militia groups poured into Bunkerville to support rancher Cliven Bundy, so did threats.

    One Mesquite city leader said the entire Holiday Inn Express was evacuated for hours following a bomb threat related to the Bundy saga more than two weeks ago.

    8 News NOW obtained a police report which also
    shows the hotel received at least nine threatening phone calls in April,after they allowed BLM rangers to stay in the hotel.

    Workers were told to kick out the BLM or they “would not be standing in the morning.”

    Mesquite hotel worker, who didn’t want to go on camera, said he was told by an anonymous militia member that he would be “dragged out in the parking lot and shot”.

    “We are not a playground for armed militias.” Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., said during a meeting with area leaders about the militia last week.

    Now lawmakers say these out-of-state, armed Bundy supporters need to go.

    • Miranda

      These are dangerous nut cases that need to be locked up and away from civil society!

      • Alma98

        I hope their asses get the maximum penalty!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – -MR. PRESIDENT – –is — -WERKIN’ with —“WE The PEOPLE”— -THANK U SIR♥ –

    — – —HHS widens O-Care penalty exemptions – – –

    – — – —People who obtained health plans off the marketplaces after March 31 will not automatically face a penalty under the individual mandate, the Obama administration said Friday.

    In a bulletin, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created a temporary hardship exemption for people who purchased coverage that was effective on Thursday of this week or beforehand.
    The move essentially nullifies the month of April for the purposes of enforcing the mandate.

    Previously, people with a three-month gap in coverage in 2014 would have faced a penalty of $95 or 1 percent of annual household income. This meant that almost everyone needed to have health insurance by March 31.

    But the administration changed this deadline to May 1 for many people who struggled to enroll on the marketplaces.

    CMS reasoned Friday that people seeking health plans outside the exchanges are “similarly situated” to people inside the system and may have been confused by the shifting deadlines.

    The decision extends a hardship exemption for all months prior to May 1 for people who had coverage outside the marketplaces on that date. It does not prevent penalties from hitting people later in the year if their coverage lapses.

    – —-THANK U SIR♥ — -WE KNOW — – -U CARE♥

  • crazycanuck


    The Weather Network ‏@weathernetwork 6m

    Paging Alfred Hitchcock! 300 birds fly down woman’s chimney, occupy her home:

    • Aquagranny911

      I would be out the front door leaving a “For sale” sign on the front lawn! That movie scared the caca out of me the first time I saw it. Birds are descendents of dinosaurs in case anyone doesn’t know…

      • MsKitty

        No, I didn’t know. That freaks me out for some reason.

      • crazycanuck

        I didn’t know that, interesting.

      • rikyrah


        I hear you

  • Alma98

    LMAO!! We have some crazy folks here. But I would love to see him handing out hoods at the republican convention.

  • Alma98

    So Bill O’Leily is now attacking Beyonce huh.
    I hope the Bey stans go after him hard lol.

    • MsKitty

      Textbook case of messing with the wrong one. The Bey Hive is no joke.

      • jds09

        I hope the hive ignores him. This smells of a desperate plea for attention.

  • JB20005

    Now this is interesting.

    Glenn Greenwald to debate Alan Dershowitz, and Gen. Michael Hayden (former CIA Director) in Toronto.

    I’m no great fan of Dershowitz because of his opinions on torture. But I’m shocked that GG decided he wanted to square off with him. Dershowitz is a world class legal mind and much better at framing arguments than GG.

    Greenwald usually likes to punch down against dunces like David Gregory.

    • Alma98

      I don’t think cc is going to like this lol.
      Why is the debate in Canada why not here?

      • crazycanuck

        CC does NOT!

        • Alma98


    • crazycanuck

      Why do we keep letting in these fools?

  • MsKitty
    • AxelFoley

      Happy Birthday to ME!

      • jds09

        Happy, happy Birthday Axel!

        • AxelFoley

          Not actually until tomorrow, but thanks!

      • Aquagranny911

        I left you a birthday wish down thread but if you were a really good chico you would have waited two more days to be born. You could have had even more excellent celebrations if you had been born on Cinco De Mayo. We consider kiddos born on this day to be specially blessed. Just sharing…

      • Admiral_Komack


      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY AxelFoley. :>) ***BIG —PRE-BIRTHDAY♥ – – -HUG!*** :>) – – –Wisperin’ — -WE –☺– –*** Woo! Hoo! — –

        — -BUT your “little Faux pas” – –☺ UNTIL – —LOL

        Good 2 C U AxelFoley. :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

      • MsKitty

        Happy Birthday!

      • isonprize


        Happy Birthday. You ol’ bull, you!! Today or tomorrow, what does it matter. Celebrate the whole month!! Enjoy!

    • crazycanuck

      I would love to read that article, because I’m sure some are still telling little black girls, ‘I don’t think ballet is for your,why don’t you try jazz”.

    • Joy

      *puts down candy bar*

      • Aquagranny911

        Your comment made me laugh! I’m hoping for a body transplant some time in the future. That’s the only thing that could help me.

      • rikyrah

        I could put down the entire candy store and never come close to looking like that..LOL

    • rikyrah

      simply beautiful

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Oh yes Lawd. Limber,supple, can raise both legs at 180 degree angles…….

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY GOVCHRIS1988. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        So nice of you 2 SHARE —your – uhhh —

        – – —ARTISTIC DESCRIPTIONS — — –☺ – — – -Right??? – -LOL

        Good 2 C U :>) — -B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY MsKitty. ***BIG HUG*** – – :>)

      — -These 3 BEAUTIFUL BLAH Ladies — -R – – –READY? – – —ON THEIR –TOES! — -:>)

      – – —Sooo PROUD of THEM – -as they ENCOURAGE MORE of US – -onto the STAGE. :>) – –


      —- -Oh Yes —– On MY WAY: — -☺ LOL

      Good 2 C U MsKitty. :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • TyrenM

      I’m so hoping Misty comes to Minneapolis. Hell, I’d go to Chicago to see her do her thang.

  • lamh36

    This is the difference between celebrities who seek the spotlight and celebrities who just live their lives and happen to be famous. Kerry Washington had her baby almost 2 weeks ago. No announcements, no press releases, just mom, dad and baby…ya hear that Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, et al!

    • rikyrah

      I’m with you, lamh.

      this rikyrah would say bye bye to Dwayne.

    • TyrenM


  • lamh36

    Ugh, I’ve come to question my attraction to Fassbender, but still, I love this video here.

    Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman & James McAvoy Dance to “Blurred Lines” – The Graham Norton Show

  • lamh36

    So wait, this Kevin Hart vs Mike Epps thing is for real?

    @rolandsmartin 2m

    I just read the TLs of @TheRealMikeEpps & @KevinHart4real going at it. WOW. Mike, you my boy, but Kevin gut punched you with the Friday one!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – —SPOT – – -ON – – -TRUTH♥ :>)
    – — -☺theonlyadult[THANK U♥] –

    Greatest First Lady in 80 years.

    – – -Annnnd 4-EVA♥ – –:>) —WE LOVE U♥ :>)

  • lamh36

    Whoa wait a minute THIS…IS BRADLEY COOPER!!!!!!!

    The first pic is classic Bradley Cooper. The next pic is RECENT Bradley Cooper!!!

    Wow. What movie is he filming!!!

    H/T TLo

    • rikyrah

      yum yum yum

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – —-Ooooweee – – -MY JAM — :>)
    — — -☺

    Because of – -THIS:- —☺@Earth_Pics[THANK U♥] :>)

    Photo of the Day: Ijen Crater, Indonesia. Congrats @suhariy. Upload your best pic on


  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – -“Mother Nature” — –COLORS –EYE-Deally :>)
    —- – — -☺

    — — -☻

    —– – — -☺

    – —– —– –☺

    —– – — —–☺

    – — – — -☺×768.jpg

    – – –☺

    —-The —“AYES” have IT —:>) —ENJOY :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – -BLAH WOMAN POWER. – –Lookin FORWARD – –:>)

    – – – –World’s richest black woman to headline empowerment conference in Nigeria

    — – – –Some of Africa’s most influential and wealthiest women will converge in Nigeria on Saturday for a conference to empower the next generation of female leaders.

    The WIE Africa Symposium in the commercial capital of Lagos brings together trailblazers from the world of business, entertainment and the fashion industry.

    The day will be packed full of panels, workshops and networking
    opportunities, featuring women from across the continent but also
    high-flyers who have flown in from the States.

    CNN’s Isha Sesay, Arise TV’s Lola Ogunnaike and the CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, Desirée Rogers, are all scheduled to attend at the Intercontinental Hotel.

    — -Ummm. . .let’s hope that those —some 276 – -YOUNG LADIES will B a FOCUS. – —-Jus’ – – -sayin’. . .

  • lamh36

    Watching The Incredibles, haven’t seen this movie in a long time. Can’t wait for Incredibles 2.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– – -A —“SWEET –PETE – —TWEET” – – -:>)

    —-☺@petesouza[THANK U♥ :>)]

    Pres Obama, with WH Chef Cris Comerford, tours the WH Garden w German Chanc Angela Merkel today

    – – –Just – –LOVELY —:>)

    • Aquagranny911

      Chanc Merkel asked for that garden tour. I’m sure they did not make her do it. She must be a gardener herself. According to one of my brothers who was stationed in Germany for a time when he was in the Army, lots of Germans have small gardens even in the cities. I always like to see other peoples gardens. I bet she enjoyed herself & took home some ideas & shared some of her own.

      Whoever comes into the WH next MUST keep this garden going. It is becoming a national treasure.

      • GreenLadyHere

        – – – –FOUND some SPECTACULAR GERMAN — Gardens: :>)
        — —- -☺


        – —-☺

        — – — -Thank U 4 sharin’ :>)

  • lamh36

    @TheLastWord 6m
    New reports that Donald Sterling will put up a fight to keep the Clippers.

    • TyrenM

      Knew that. Old man with money and vanity to burn.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – -Sooo – —There’s that —INTERNATIONAL – – -RACISM —Happenin’ – – -HUH? — – –geesh!!

    – – – – – –Black Hockey Player Attacked On Twitter After Scoring During NHL Game

    ——-After the Montreal Canadiens‘ P.K. Subban scored the game-winning goal last night during its match against the Boston Bruins, Bruins fans took to Twitter to express their racist disdain for the African-American hockey player.


    Sooo —I’m wonderin’ ifff things were THIS BAD- –BPO[B4 President Obama] – — -Goin’ lookin’. . .


  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — –The —DAYly –Cartoon SLAM — -HAH!

    — —Editorial Cartoon: Peeved Packy

    ——-These pitiful packys just can’t give up Obamacare and Benghazi…Obamacare…Benghazi…Obamacare…Benghazi… ***smh*** :>)

    —Just thought of something —–Benghazi —-Obama. .

    — —–☺I’m goin’. . . LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    – – – – –☺May 2, 1844

    Elijah Mc Coy, master inventor, holder of over 50 patents and source of the phrase “the real Mc Coy” born

    — — -☺@BlackHistoryUS
    Elijah McCoy. Born May 2, 1844. His excellent work inspired the phrase, “Is that the Real McCoy?” #pioneer #engineer

    – – —-☺

    ———– – In the early 1900’s McCoy rose to heroic status in the African American community by holding more patents than any other black inventor up to that time. We have McCoy to thank for things like the lawn sprinkler and the folding ironing board, but most of his work related to steam engines.

    One of his inventions in this field became very popular and widely copied. Many railroad engineers knew quality when they saw it however, and insisted their engines be fitted with the “Real McCoy.” – – -Woo! Hoo! :>)

    – – — –☺

    – – —— –☺

    — -***waves @ CC. — -He was born in – –Canada :>)*** :>) – —

  • lamh36

    Am I gonna watch this Baba Wawa inteview with that Sterling chick…


  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –Uhhhh — -maybe THIS is a “MESSAGE” 2 U – — –

    —-One Of The Longest Serving Members Of Congress May Have To Run As A Write-In— –

    — — –Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) appears to not have enough signatures to get on the Aug. 5 Democratic primary ballot, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett told the Detroit Free Press Friday.

    At issue is whether two of the people in charge of gathering
    signatures for Conyers were registered voters, which is a requirement under Michigan law.
    Legal counsel for Conyers stressed to Roll Call that they expected him to make it onto the ballot.

    A candidate must have at least 1,000 valid signatures to get on the ballot, according to Michigan law. In April, Conyers turned in 2,000 signatures to get on the ballot for his re-election. Garrett’s office said that 1,193 of those signatures were valid but if the two-vote gatherers were not registered voters, that puts Conyers under the minimum amount of valid signatures he needs to get on the ballot. Those signature-collectors gathered more than 300 signatures, according to the Free Press.

    If Conyers cannot get on the Democratic primary ballot, he would have to run as a write-in candidate in order to retain his seat.
    THERE IS MORE– – –

    —-YA KNOW- —there is a REASON 4 all THIS:


    —Jus’ sayin. . .:>)

  • isonprize

    I am so proud of these Philadelphia parents – STEEL STRONG!!! Y’all know that I think charter schools are the spawn of the devil.!!! Steel parents fought and WON to keep their school public.

    These charter school operators (and corrupt school district administrators) are crafty. They actually succeeded in rigging the voting procedures, but enough parents voted to override the shenanigans. Steel is a small elementary school in a close-knit, largely African-American community in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia. The unique thing about the school is that some of the staffers have been there 10, 15 years. The recently retired principal was there for 20+ years.

    Poor and low-income working families do the best they have with what they get. The school was not breaking any records, but was had scores much, much better than similar sized charter schools. It didn’t fit the ‘failing school’ model that the charters touted to be ‘taken over.’

    Revival From the Roots (6 minutes)

    • Aquagranny911

      Excellent news, Ison! Parents have got to stand strong against this for profit over kiddos charters. I so agree that these charters are “spawn of the devil!”

      Good work, Nicetown, Philly!

      • isonprize

        AG, we worked our asses off to get the message out that every single vote counted. They changed the rules in the middle of the game, they disqualified certain parents from being on the School Advisory Council (SAC – the group that if the ‘official’ parent voice to the district) while turning a blind eye to certain other parents that they wanted on that same committee. They rejected 80% – EIGHTY fricking percent!!! – of the parents who applied to be SAC members. We just had to keep at it.

        People power is a beautiful thing, if only people will just BELIEVE IT!!!

        • Aquagranny911

          FIST BUMP! People power is the best!

    • rikyrah

      Good for them. You know how I feel about the SCAM that is the Charter School movement.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY isonprize. ***BIG – —CONGRATULATORY – — -HUG*** :>)
      – – –Woo! Hoo! —- U’ALL – —did the – – –“DANG THANG”. :>)
      – – – -THIS:- — It didn’t fit the ‘failing school’ model that the charters touted to be ‘taken over.’ – –
      –THEY manipulated the DATA annnd LIED!! – – -Hope they can B prosecuted or FINED 4 that!!

      — – -THIS is HUGE. :>)– -Good – –STEEL STRONG!

      The STUDENTS —R the WINNERS! :>)

      BEST wishes 4 continuin’ –EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS. :>)


      – – – –BLESS – –ALL♥ AMEN♥ – —

  • Admiral_Komack

    Donald Sterling agreed to be taped; alleged girlfriend V. Stiviano gave recordings to friend, who leaked them: attorney

    Nehoray said a third person was present during the conversation, but she wants to remain anonymous. Nehoray said the conversation took place in September 2013 after Sterling and Stiviano spent the day together; they’d stopped at her place for Sterling to rest.

    “It was by mutual agreement that it was going to be recorded,” he said. “There was nothing going on back then. There was no lawsuit. There was no rift. In October he threw a birthday party for her even.”

    California law requires both parties to agree to recording a conversation that one would reasonably expect to be private.

    Stiviano worked as Sterling’s archivist, and Nehoray said she had been mischaracterized in the media. Sterling and Stiviano were friends, but the two never had an intimate relationship, Nehoray said.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Admiral —–***BIG HUG** – – —

      THIS: – — –California law requires both parties to agree to recording a conversation that one would reasonably expect to be private. —–YEP! – —– CASE CLOSED.!

      The REST: —-☺
      – — WHAT were any of them —–NEVAMIND!! — :>)

      Good 2 C U Admiral :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Aquagranny911

      So…Striviano is Sterling’s “archivist.” Is that what they call it now? My, my, I do need to keep up with these modern terms for things.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥—–HAH! – GOATIN’ Time – – –

    Pay Us Back: House Republicans Owe Taxpayers $14 Million For Benghazi Investigations– – –
    – — –House Republicans have already wasted 14 million taxpayer dollars on Benghazi investigations. Instead of appointing a Select House Committee on Benghazi, Speaker Boehner needs to pay the taxpayers back the money that he has wasted.

    Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today that he is appointing a select committee to investigate Benghazi: [POSTED EARLIER]
    – – —-SNIP—-

    ——Yesterday at her press conference Democratic Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called out the swerve that House Republicans are trying to pull, “And If you all want to sit around and talk about Benghazi, you can sit around and talk about Benghazi. But the fact is that’s subterfuge and they don’t want to talk about jobs, growth, immigration reform, voting rights, you name it.” – — [SPEAK TRUTH!!]
    — – – -SNIP – —

    — – -House Republicans owe the American people $14 million, and it is time for them to shut up and pay up.

    – – –DEY — –GOT — —CAUGHT!! —HAH!

    Sooo — -What is the CBC doin’ – – -2 combat this?? — —
    —WHAT R some DEMS doin’?? —
    Jus’ axin’. . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    —☺Dear POU FAM♥ – –Sayin’ GOOD NIGHT.♥ –MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS♥ -♥ – –:>)

    — – – – – — -☺UNTIL – – - :>)

    — -☺

    – – – –PRAYING 4 ALL♥[Special Thought/Prayers – — 4 Sepia’s Mom♥/Aquagranny’s Sister♥/Auntie♥/Families♥. AMEN♥ :>)