November 1, 2014

Friday Evening Thread: Stand Strong Mr. President ! We Got Your Back! (Update)

Obama: No negotiations ‘with a gun held to the head of the American people’

Democrats to Boehner: ‘Get over it’

Saw this tribute to PBO on youtube, very nice:  

In which Press Secretary Jay Carney has absolutely positively no more fucks, damns or shits to give – we present, today’s White House Press Briefing:

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  • Miranda

    GOP Rep. Ross: ‘We’ve lost the CR battle’

    Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) says in a new interview with Bloomberg that Republicans have “lost” the budget debate and should move on to the debt ceiling debate.

    “We’ve lost the CR battle,” Ross said. “We need to move on and take whatever we can find in the debt limit.”

    Ross is one of a few Republicans who have suggested they might support the Senate-passed continuing resolution.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics-live/liveblog/live-updates-the-shutdown/#e8a97b4e-b13a-45ad-8c7a-987ce763129e

    • trose1

      Poor thing now understands it was a bad idea.

      • AxelFoley

        I wonder if he knows touching a hot stove is a bad idea, too?

    • JojoRaze

      They thought the prez was gonna hold them back from their cray-cray. But PBO is tired of stage-managing their crazy and moved out of their way.

  • Miranda

    Lord have mercy!

    Dylan Byers ‏@DylanByers7m
    RT @AdamTuss: Metro source tells me man doused himself in gasoline and lit himself on fire at 7th and Jefferson on the Mall @nbcwashington

    • Alma98

      Have Mercy! This why ObamaCare is needed too many mentally ill folks are not getting the help they need.

    • trose1

      WTF u wonder if the pills people are taking are making them CRAZIER.

  • qosine

    A man on fire on the National Mall?

    • TyrenM

      PLLEEEEEAAAAAAAASE tell me he ain’t black (I know DC/Chocolate City, but damn.) 2 in a row makes my heart ache. 3 IN A ROW…might make it break.

      • qosine

        I know. It’s just horrible, TyrenM.

    • AxelFoley

      American Spring?

      Seriously, no joke. People gotta show these fuckin’ Rethuglicans this shit is real.

  • creolechild

    How EPA Head Gina McCarthy Uncovered A Million-Dollar Fraudster

    [....] Beale had worked at the EPA since the 1980s, and eventually ascended all the way to senior policy advisor in the Office of Air and Radiation. The fraud reportedly began in 2000, and extended across both Democratic and Republican administrations. Beale even continued collecting a paycheck after supposedly retiring in 2011. McCarthy uncovered Beale’s fraud earlier this year while she was still head of the Air and Radiation office.[....]

    After spotting discrepancies on time sheets and internal reports, McCarthy brought the matter to authorities and eventually pushed Beale to resign this past Spring.

    Beale has already paid the EPA back the $886,186 he stole. Under his plea agreement, he’s also agreed to forfeit an additional $507,000, to pay fines of as much as $60,000, and will face up to 37 months in prison. The maximum sentence for theft of government property is 10 years, and a hearing in the case will be held October 9.[....]

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/30/2704031/mccarthy-caught-epa-fraudster/

    H/T Jeff Spross

  • creolechild

    Washington D.C. Just Massively Expanded Its Residents’ Ability To Participate In Solar Power – Posted on October 3, 2013

    The Washington D.C. council voted unanimously on Tuesday to bring virtual net-metering to the city. The Community Renewables Energy Act is part of a growing wave of community solar legislation in multiple states, which seeks to allow people who might not be able to benefit from solar individually to do so on a community basis.[....]

    As Sol Systems pointed out before the bill was passed, the property and living arrangements of many D.C. residents don’t lend themselves to the individual use of solar power. People may live in an apartment that isn’t participating, or their property may be shaded, or their utility may not have established a mechanism from selling electricity back to the grid on an individual level.[....] So setups like virtual net-metering are a prime opportunity to get around those obstacles.[....]

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/03/2727921/washington-dc-just-massively-expanded-its-residents-ability-to-participate-in-solar-power/

    H/T Jeff Spross

  • qosine

    OMG. That grifter Jesse LaGreca (sp) from DK is on the Ed Show.

    • Alma98

      I can’t stand him!

      • qosine

        I also hate that stupid hat he wears. Some kind
        of neo-confed look?

        • Alma98

          He’s nothing but a grifter.

    • trose1

      I know he was with OWS but what is his claim to fame?

      • qosine

        Zero

      • AxelFoley

        He’s a DKos blogwhore. That’s it.

        • conlakappa

          Begging for money. sagenotsweet told me he was on MSNBC recently for the anniversary of the Occupy nonsense. Hustlers are going to hustle.

          • AxelFoley

            Yup.

            SMH

  • lamh36

    Since this is an open thread, anybody else watch The Blacklist on Monday with James Spader? What do we think? I like it, but then again, I’ve always loved James Spader, he was the best thing about Boston Legal in it’s later years….plus I could watch Stargate (the movie) every day and still love it, cause it’s got 2 of my fav people in it…Kurt Russell and James Spader.

    So anyway, after seeing the first episode, I figured that Agent Keen has got to be Red’s daughter, but dang, that would be too obvious and I think the show seems smarter, even if it is only 2 episodes so far…lol. I’m hoping for something more “twisty” than the Star Wars trope (i.e. “Luke I am you father…”)

    So, for fellow Blacklist watchers, what are your theories?

    No idea if Liz is Red’s daughter, says ‘The Blacklist’s’ Megan Boone

    • TyrenM

      I’ve liked Spader’s sick ass since 16 Candles. I’m not the best tea leaf reader but I believe either Keen OR Husbands father. Red stays in his ass too much to not be related.

      • AxelFoley

        I’ve liked him since Tuff Turf. LOL

        • TyrenM

          Shit. That’s going back.

          • conlakappa

            And suddenly we have insight into you two… /eyebrow on high arch

    • rikyrah

      I really like Spader…and The Blacklist

  • creolechild

    Ford to make Fusion in US for first time – Posted August 29, 2013

    For the first time, Ford is making its Fusion sedan in the U.S. The company’s Flat Rock, Mich., plant began making the Fusion on Thursday. The plant, which is about 25 miles south of Detroit, made the Ford Mustang sports car before getting a second shift of 1,400 workers to make the Fusion. The 66-acre plant now has 3,100 workers.[....]

    Hinrichs said Ford has now hired 75 percent of the 12,000 hourly
    workers it promised to hire by 2015. Settles hinted that the company
    might even hire more to keep up with growing demand for new vehicles, but Hinrichs wouldn’t confirm that.[....]

    Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ford-make-fusion-us-first-time

    H/T Dee-Ann Durbin and WhatISWorking

  • lamh36

    Aww…my poor hubby Idris says fame has ruined his chances to find a lady. Welp, I guess it’s time I quit my job, dusted off my passport and head on overseas to comfort by boo Idris!!!

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/434334/Idris-Elba-Fame-has-ruined-my-chances-with-the-ladies

    Shoot, you think it’s a joke. I’m already planning my first ever trip to Europe next summer or fall once as a college graduation gift for my sister, and of course a vay-kay for me…lol.

    All I’ll ask it that Idris just wait for me…lol.

  • creolechild

    Dems Say Virginia is Purging Eligible Voters

    The Democratic Party of Virginia sued the Virginia State Board of
    Elections, Gov. Robert McDonnell and Kenneth Cuccinelli, the
    commonwealth’s attorney general and candidate to take McDonnell’s seat in November, and other officials in Federal Court for violating the 14th Amendment rights of registered voters.[....]

    Of the 7,934 voters in Fairfax County identified for potential purging
    by the SBE, more than 700 are legally registered, and the numbers are similar in Arlington, Bedford, Chesterfield and Loudoun Counties, as well as the cities of Chesapeake and Bristol, Democrats say. Claiming that the planned voter purge violates the 14th Amendment’s due process clause, the party wants an injunction restoring legally registered voters onto the SBE’s list of eligible voters.

    Read more: http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/10/04/61778.htm

    H/T Ryan Abbott

  • creolechild

    Please help spread the word…

    Feds Set Repairs On Glitchy Obamacare Website

    [....] Officials said late Friday that the application functions of healthcare.gov will be unavailable during off-peak hours this weekend for repairs. [....]

    The administration previously announced it is adding equipment to handle the high volume. The general information section of the website will remain available during repairs.[....]

    Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/feds-set-repairs-on-glitchy-obamacare-website

    H/T Ricardo Alonso Zaldivar

  • crazycanuck

    I have no idea who she is,but she Canadian

    Nina Dobrev ‏@ninadobrev21h

    Im Canadian. We have healthcare for all. If you dont have insurance go to http://say.ly/cdi6TN2 and #GetCovered ,Be… http://say.ly/VEl6TN5

    • AxelFoley

      She used to be on Degrassi.

      And cc, how do you not know her? Degrassi’s a Canadian show, and even I know about her being on that show.

      *helps that my daughter used to watch Degrassi when she was younger, so I know about it* ;)

      • crazycanuck

        Did not watch Degrassi at all

        • AxelFoley

          What? Degrassi was gold. That’s how I know who the hell Drake is.

          When he broke into the Hip Hop game, I was like, “Yo, ain’t that dude from Degrassi? This cat tryin’ to spit lyrics now?”

          LOL, I gotta give Drake his props, though. Dude can flow.

          • jziglar

            LOL ! Jimmy in the wheelchair. Yeah I watched Degrassi when I was in high school.

          • crazycanuck

            Hey it took me awhile to realize Drake was Canadian lol

  • creolechild

    POU…have a great weekend…and be safe!

    Les Twins in Treasure Island FULL CUT California

    H/T YAK Films

  • qosine

    Wow. That rep Mica from Florida’s like a non-stop talking point.
    He never answered Rev Al’s question re: shutting down the gov
    over an established law.

    • nellcote

      Mica is a vile ratfaced alleged human being. Has been always.

      • qosine

        Perfect description, nellcote.

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

    Shonda does it again!

    RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Scandal’ Returns To Record Highs, ‘The Millers’ Premiere OK, New NBC Comedies, ‘The Originals’ Soft
    By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Friday October 4, 2013 @ 10:14am PDT

    Here is a note to producers disheartened by the soft opening of their
    new series — it can still become a hit. You just need to have a
    showrunner like Shonda Rhimes behind it. Rhimes’ ABC drama Scandal continues to grow, opening its third season with series highs in adults 18-49 (3.6) and total viewers (10.5 million). In 18-49, that was up a whopping 71% from last fall’s Season 2 debut, which in turn was up 5% from the show’s inauspicious midseason debut (2.0). (Can anyone on TV do cliffhangers better than Rhimes?) Scandal also built on its Grey’s Anatomy lead-in by its largest margins ever, 12% in viewers and 20% in 18-49. Grey’s (3.0) was down 12% from last week’s season premiere.

    MORE: http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/ratings-rat-race-scandal-returns-to-record-highs-the-millers-premiere-ok-new-nbc-comedies-the-originals-soft/

    • Miranda

      I read that Ironside didn’t do well. I’m making it a point to watch it next week.

    • Tafr

      I remember reading an article on Salon about Scandal. One poster went out of their way to talk so much shit about Shonda Rhimes stating “who does she think she is” Welp she is that black woman, who can write her ass off! Some folks have a sad that this black writer is taking the show, with a black lead actress. They are mad which makes me happy.

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

    From ‘The Rejected Stone’: Sharpton on why he backed Obama over Hillary

    PoliticsNation staff
    6:45 PM on 10/03/2013

    In early 2007, I decided I needed to know what each of the candidates
    for president stood for and what they were thinking about how to solve
    the nation’s problems. So I toured Washington and met with each of them, which was easy, since almost all of them were in the Senate. Obama was the last meeting, the end of my gauntlet of senators. When I walked into his office, I was struck by the poignancy of the huge picture of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall that he had on his wall. I thought it fit, because that was the tradition that had birthed him, the former law school professor-the world of jurisprudence, where Marshall clearly had been a pioneer.

    As we talked, I liked Obama’s thinking, his approach to problem
    solving, but I wasn’t sure if he was strong enough on black issues,
    which was a common criticism he was hearing at the time in the black
    community. At the same time, I was getting the red-carpet treatment from the Clintons-Bill was speaking at the NAN convention, Hillary at the NAN women’s luncheon.

    MORE: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/10/03/from-the-rejected-stone-sharpton-on-why-he-backed-obama-over-hillary/

    • Miranda

      I think I’m going to cry…………I really needed to read that! Thanks for posting!!

    • itgurl_29

      I need to get this book! Rev. Sharpton is the real deal. And that’s why he’s still part of the President’s circle to this day.

    • qosine

      I’m definitely buying his book. Great read.
      Felt like I was there with him.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia♥ – –THANK U 4 THIS. – – -Been hearin’ him – -SELF PROMOTE —in the BLATANT ABSENCE –if OTHER PROMOTIONS. –

      –INCLUDIN’ — ** -side eye*** 2 —“BLAH JOURNOS/MEDIA”

      — —http://ionetheurbandaily.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/michonne-side-eye-gif.gif?w=500&h=200 – —

      –Annnd —DESPITE his HATAS/CRITICS —-questioning his “journo skilz” —Look how he WERKS: – –

      -So I toured Washington and met with each of them, — which was easy, since almost all of them were in the Senate.

      HAH! – – -a TRUE RESEARCHER!! :>)—BLESS U REV. AL.♥ –

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia
    • lamh36

      them cheeks are straight up Kanye!

  • rikyrah

    What Happens to Conservatism When the Obamacare War Is Over?

    Paul Waldman

    October 2, 2013

    Over the last four years, Obamacare swallowed conservatism whole. Where will they go now?

    When we look back decades from now, one of the keys to understanding this period in our political history will be the story of how a set of market-based health insurance reforms that started as a proposal from the Heritage Foundation and then were successfully implemented by a Republican governor who later became the GOP presidential nominee, ended up being viewed by virtually all conservatives as not just an abomination but the very essence of statist oppression. Liberals have often expressed wonder or exasperation about the way conservatives changed their opinions about this particular brand of reform. But now that it’s driving a government shutdown (and soon a potential default on the debt), we have to acknowledge that it’s more than just a policy conservatives hate. The Affordable Care Act is far, far bigger than that. It has become the most important definer of conservatism in America circa 2013. It isn’t that conservatives don’t still want to cut taxes for the wealthy, or slash the social safety net, or liberate corporations from pesky regulations on worker safety and the environment, or make it impossible for women to get abortions, because they still want all those things. But Obamacare has swallowed conservatism whole.

    Since the health-care exchanges opened yesterday, some have suggested that the increased attention brought to the fact of their opening by the shutdown has done the administration a favor, informing more people that open enrollment has begun than the Department of Health and Human Services could possibly have managed on its own. That’s probably true. This controversy has also served to remind conservatives that there is nothing more important than fighting Obamacare. Every Republican politician has to prove that their hatred of the law is as great as that of the angriest Tea Partier. Every conservative everywhere is being told that this is what it means to be a conservative, this is so important to their beliefs and the future prospects of their party and their ideological movement that it is worth laying waste to the government and even the economy itself. If you’re a conservative and you aren’t willing to risk everything on even the smallest chance to toss your spear into this foul beast’s heart, then you’re not really a conservative at all.

    Let’s fast-forward a couple of years from now, after this crisis ends without the ACA being defunded or delayed. The law is all rolled out, and while it’s far from perfect, things are going pretty well. We don’t have universal coverage, but the vast majority of Americans now have insurance, including millions who didn’t have it before. It’s not dirt cheap, but the trends that are evident today—a slowdown in the overall health-care spending growth rate, mirrored by a slowdown in premium increases—are continuing. More states have put aside their ideological objections and accepted the expansion of Medicaid to cover all their poor citizens, even if there are a few straggler states left. What with “pre-existing conditions” and “job lock” things of the past, even the most doctrinaire Tea Partier admits that there’s no more question about whether Obamacare can be repealed. Its tendrils have reached too many people who now benefit from it and would react angrily if you tried to take it away.

    http://prospect.org/article/what-happens-conservatism-when-obamacare-war-over

  • GreenLadyHere
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – -Will somebody PUH-LEEZE give her –HER GAVEL!! :>) –

    Nancy Pelosi to GOP: ‘Take back your party’– –

    – —House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday there is an anti-government strain of the GOP that is causing problems for the whole, calling on Republicans to take back control.

    “They have something going on. I say to Republicans, ‘Take back your party,’” Pelosi said on “CBS This Morning.”

    She pointed to the fact that a majority of Republicans
    didn’t support President George W. Bush on TARP and that they didn’t vote for federal aid after Hurricane Sandy as evidence of the issues that are also seen in the current government shutdown.

    Pelosi pointed to intra-party fighting on the GOP side as standing in the way of a resolution to the shutdown, which was in its fourth day on Friday.
    THERE IS MORE —-

    — -“CAUSE – -SHE B– -BEYOND –F-I-E-R-C-E!! – –:>)–http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnm1xqEukF1qej93ko1_r1_500.gif

  • rikyrah

    A Delusional Eric Cantor is Betting on President Obama Caving

    By: Sarah Jones
    Oct. 3rd, 2013

    Eric Cantor seems to believe that if Republicans keep hanging tight with their winning position of destroying the economy, the President will cave. Reminder: This is from the folks who brought you “Romney surge”, “unskewed polls” and “Ohio is in the bag”.

    CQ Roll Call published a very confident sounding email from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor laying out the Republican strategy for winning. The title of the email is “Current State of Play, Strategy, and Goals,” because nothing says “play” like kids with cancer not getting the help they need because the government is shutdown. #Winning. Naturally their strategy is to blame Democrats and wait for the President to cave.

    From Roll Call:

    Our Strategy: While no one can predict with certainty how the current shutdown will be resolved, I am confident that if we keep advancing common-sense solutions to the problems created by the shutdown that Senate Democrats and President Obama will eventually agree to meaningful discussions that would allow us to ultimately resolve this impasse. The American people have elected a divided government and they expect us to work together and they will not countenance one party simply refusing to negotiate.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2013/10/03/delusional-eric-cantor-betting-president-obama-caving.html

    • conlakappa

      And that is where the slathering media led him/them astray: this caving thing was something they made up. It never had any relationship with truth or reality.

      • qosine

        Perfect description — “the slathering media”

      • AxelFoley

        And they’ve been aided and abetted by the emo left. I remember when I used to lurk at DKos and all you ever read was them whiny bitches claiming PBO caved on this and that.

        • conlakappa

          Sort of. I think they are from the roots of the same stank tree. Emo left was on the right in recent memory.

          • TyrenM

            Ahh, the “Reagan Democrats” turned all Ed Schultzie and catching Madcow? Those people.

    • nellcote

      CQ Roll Call published a very confident sounding email from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor

      ===
      just like good little stenographers do.

      • AxelFoley

        I seem to remember the stenographers in the media were very confident RMoney was gonna win back in November, too.

        • conlakappa

          Rove’s notes told them so. And the billion from billionaires too.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – Mr.Bob’ -annnd his EVENIN’ – -SLAM!! :>) —

    GOP Says Get a Job, GOP Shutdown Cuts Off Job Training
    ——It’s the tired mantra of Conservatives Against Feeding People. Want to eat? Get a job.
    The good news for them is that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) includes a job training program, but it turns out the GOP Government Shutdown of 2013 has cut off funding for the job training program.

    Those employment and training programs, known as SNAP
    E&T, are being left to their own devices during the shutdown,
    according to a Department of Agriculture (USDA) document providing
    answers to questions from anti-hunger groups and program administrators that was obtained by ThinkProgress. The USDA “does not expect any new FY 2014 funding will be available for E&T during the lapse,” the document says repeatedly.

    The result of this is that some people may loser their benefits because they can no longer attend a training program that’s been cut off by House Republicans.
    THERE IS MORE – —

    –THEY R sooo filled with HATE –that they have – -LOST their SENSE of – – – —uhhh —–errrr —-“reasonin'”.–***CHOKE***

    — –DEY — – EVIL/VILE —DISGUSTIN’ –RACISTS!! –http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/697479/insert-evil-laugh-after-35-sec-o.gif

  • qosine

    Gov. Steve Beshear has got it totally right.

    • rikyrah

      He was so on point

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY qosine. ***BIG HUG*** :>) – —

      – – –***BIG fist bump*** — -Woo! Hoo! — Watched his interview. :>)

      —Here’s an article: —Beshear says McConnell and Paul weaving ‘web of misinformation’ about health law- –
      – – —-THEIR – – -TANGLED WEB: – — —- -http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/congress.gif — —

      —-EPIC LOSERS!! ——HAH! –

      – -Good 2 C U qosine. :>) – -

      • qosine

        GreenLady ***BIG HUGS***
        Always good to see you, too!

        • GreenLadyHere

          qosine♥ – — -Thank U. :>) – – -**smiles @-chu :>)****

  • rikyrah

    yes, John Boehner and the GOP Are Going to Use the Debt Ceiling as a Hostage

    Contrary to what you may have read yesterday, Speaker John Boehner and the Republicans aren’t going to raise the debt ceiling without getting “concessions”. That was all a rather transparent ruse designed to get some good press for the Speaker.

    David Drucker at the Washington Examiner reported early Friday evening that Republicans now denounce such lunacy. Of course they will be holding America’s economy hostage in order to pretend like they won elections:

    Congressional Republicans on Friday issued a stern warning to President Obama: They will not approve legislation needed to raise the debt ceiling unless it includes fiscal reforms and won’t retreat from the fight if he refuses to negotiate.

    House Republicans and connected GOP insiders dismiss press reports suggesting House Speaker John Boehner would offer debt ceiling legislation that didn’t include any GOP demands, like spending cuts, just to ensure that the federal government doesn’t default on its financial obligations once it hits its $16.7 trillion borrowing limit on Oct. 17.

    The “confusion” was caused by an unnamed lawmaker talking to the New York Times yesterday, but it resulted in a nice round of headlines about the reasonable Speaker not holding the debt ceiling hostage. Yesterday I warned against falling for this ruse:

    http://www.politicususa.com/2013/10/04/yes-john-boehner-gop-debt-ceiling-hostage.html

    • crazycanuck

      so,they gonna do this all over again with the debt ceiling. You all really have to kick these mofos out.

      • AxelFoley

        We got a LOT of dumb muthafuckas in very red states that make it damn near impossible to kick these fuckwads out.

    • conlakappa

      When even The Examiner is forced to report the truth about the Rs, the jig is up. The pooch is screwed (no, Freaky Santorum, not in that way). The game is over. The bums lost.

  • gn

    omg, SCANDAL. Finally watching, I’m not even four minutes in…the cinematography, the script, this is off the chain, my God. I thought yall were exaggerating, this is so good, God bless you Shonda Rhimes and the entire cast and crew.

    • TyrenM

      Come on in!

      • gn

        lol I’ve seen episodes before, so I knew this show was good, but people here and on twitter were going crazy last night for this season premiere, wow I see why. This is is excellent, this acting is amazing from pretty much everyone.

        • TyrenM

          And yes, Ms. Kerry Baby…wuz robbed.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –MR. PRESIDENT is GETTIN’ — WORLD WIDE SUPPORT —:>) – –

    – – -As Shutdown Continues, The World Watches With Mounting Alarm- –
    – –As the government shutdown stretches to a fourth day, international concern is mounting. The shutdown has not yet impacted world markets, but many commentators around the world are starting to wonder if Congress will apply the same recklessness to the upcoming debt ceiling fight and take down the global economy with it.

    Republicans may be working hard to turn domestic public opinion to their side, but foreign media places the blame squarely on GOP extremists. Below is a sample of how the world is struggling to make sense of the ongoing shutdown: – —
    – – –SNIP – —

    “Paralysis”: – – A Le Monde article on Friday wondered if American democracy even works, calling out the Tea Party for blackmail and urging the government to hold firm. “In a democracy, people abolish laws by winning the election, not with the threat of a government shutdown or even a default. It is impossible to govern seriously undergoing this type of blackmail,” writes Martin Wolf. —HAH!

    —-“Economic Armageddon” In a Telegraph column entitled, “The American right have got it all wrong,” British commentator Jeremy Warner puzzled over what ails the Republican Party.
    THERE IS MORE —- –

    – -MR.PRESIDENT – – – THEY- -GOT YOUR BACK!! – –

    – –WORLD annnd WORLD-CLASS LEADER!♥ —Woo! Hoo! :>)

    • conlakappa

      What is ailing? Rather reads like dementia associated with the tertiary stage of syphilis.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL conlakappa. :>) ***BIG HUG** —-

        Brrrrrr —- –BEYOND —COLD!! :>) – –

        dementia associated with the tertiary stage of syphilis.– —WHEW LAWD!! – – –

        SPEAK TRUTH! :>) – –Good 2 C U conlakappa. :>)

      • qosine

        Dr. Conlakappa, great diagnosis. Definitely terminal.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — -SUPPORT from Cali – -:>) Woo! Hoo! :>)

    — – -☺@KamalaHarris
    It’s time to #GetCovered! Sign up for affordable healthcare now at: http://www.healthcare.gov @CoveredCA @HealthCareGov pic.twitter.com/KvXMc7oOMj
    View photo

  • TyrenM

    So. Is Al gonna get the whole NBC treatment like Rachel, Chris and all others peddling their books?

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL – – -TyrenM — –

      —FIRST: – -“BLAH WOMAN –THINKIN’ HARD ” –
      – – – – -http://ioneglobalgrind.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/oprah-mad.gif?w=1024&h=600– —

      NOW: –“BLAH WOMAN—EXPRESSIN’ da -F’REALZ. :>)

      —http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/oprah_laughing_animated_gif.gif – –HAH! — –

      —WATCHIN’. . . :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – -Went back 2 the article on WORLD REACTION. – – :>)-THIS comment: – –

    – – -Brian Peterson
    The teabaggeers are down to a maximum of 14 days till they completely crash the economy. At this point it is fairly obvious that they are going to drag this nation off of the cliff and crash the economy. Congress and the nation is being held hostage by a pack of rabid idiots who have no care about those they will hurt, just that they get their way at the end of their temper tantrum. The world knows it and the fall of the last superpower will happen due to a pack of rabid conservatives.

    – —NOT sure ’bout the “last superpower”–BUT the other sentiments R —ON POINT! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – —SPEAKIN’ – of a – -“BACKSTORY” – – –RESPECTFULLY :>)

    – – -http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/photogallery/october-2013-photo-day – – -Woo! Hoo!. :>)

    BUT – –LOOK @ the ANNOUNCEMENT: – – –F’REALZ! —geesh!

    • qosine

      Great photos, GreenLady. I’m always struck by how well
      our Prez fits in with any group, like the way he warmly
      leans forward into the group of enrollees for Obamacare.
      Aaaannd. See Mr. President run. Look:)

      • GreenLadyHere

        :>) qosine. ***BIG fist bump** —-

        – -THIS –See Mr. President run. —was my REFERENCE. :>) –RESPECTFULLY. :>)- – -YEAH! I was LOOKIN’ :>) – – -LOL – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – –FIRST – -http://media2.onsugar.com/files/2013/07/28/078/n/1922283/4509ddad06f11eb4_rea_zps0a847fbc.xxxlarge.gif

    —NOW: – -A-Rod Lawsuit: MLB Paid Off Clinic Head – —

    — —A-Rod is not only appealing his suspension from baseball, he’s suing the league. Alex Rodriguez filed his suit against MLB yesterday, claiming “tortious interference” as part of a “witch hunt” to get him out of baseball, reports the New York Times. The suit accuses the league of paying for the cooperation of Anthony Bosch, who ran the clinic at the heart of the latest doping scandal. The money totaled $5 million, says the lawsuit, which also claims the MLB paid $150,000 in cash for Rodriguez’s stolen records
    THERE IS MORE – – – —-***rolls eyes*** – —
    WATCHIN’. . . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -Her 2 sisters[ Amy annd VALARIE ]- R being interviewed —by AC360. –THEY -SERIOUSLY -DOUBT the statement re –MR. PRESIDENT. -[Notice that the PRESS --leans on this!!]

    – – -The search for answers in the death of Miriam Carey – — -Jus’ soo SAD.
    – -PRAYIN’ 4 her DAUGHTER- -Family. –AMEN.- -

    • gn

      This whole story does not sit right with me, it does not. And all of these folks need to leave the PBO’s name out their mouth…

      • edp4bho

        They can’t stop talking about PBO. They’d lose their breathing, eating, sleeping, walking, talking, thinking abilities. He is their raison d’etre. What will they do in 2017 that mystifies and mesmerizes them so?

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY edp4bho. ***BIG HUG ****

          – —***BIG fist num[*** —U KNOW U –SPEAKIN’ TRUTH!! —-

          What will they do in 2017 that mystifies and mesmerizes them so? – –

          – – – -Prolly COMPLAIN annnd COMPARE his POST-PRESIDENCY with that of the –RE-THUCKERS!!- – -humph!! — –

          —UNTIL dey LEARN — – –THIS!! – –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzAkMvK1Ljw – —HAH!
          Good 2 C U edp4bho♥ – – -:>) –

          • edp4bho

            Have a blessed evening, GLH.

          • GreenLadyHere

            Annd U also – -:>) -http://doblelol.com/thumbs/quotes-gif-quotepaty-funny_4571882089088924.jpg – -AMEN. :>)

      • Miranda

        I can’t put my finger on it, but something about this story is just not right to me either.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY GN. – – – -***BIG HUG*** :>) —
        —***BIG fist bump*** —That’s “WHYCOME” – -I’m trynta post as “delicately” as I can.

        Somehow I’m wonderin’ why the TIRES of the car were not shot out. THAT woulda slowed the vehicle. – —
        Jus’ axin’. . . .

        Good 2 C U GN. :>) –

  • edp4bho

    That butthole asking what is the venim between PBO and the shit (T) party. Boy, just stfu- you know what it is. He. Is. Black. Like I said 4-5 years ago, it’s about a black man. No one need waste my time with any other explanation. I’ve been black too long for it !

  • Miranda

    Shaq’s web comedy series – going to the barbershop

  • edp4bho

    Night POU. What a week ! Going to give up the prayers for PBO, us, Miriam Carey and her baby and family, Travon’s parents, and for God to keep me from wishing the whole F’in rethug party would just be banished from the earth. To make it easier, I won’t have the scum on my mind. Peace !!

    • GreenLadyHere

      G’NIGHT edp4bho —“JOININ’ U” — -http://image.blingee.com/images18/content/output/000/000/000/77c/736745782_211005.gif – –AMEN. :>)

  • lamh36

    good night POU. I’ll leave y’all with this. lord I know some people who can’t wait

    • GreenLadyHere

      –G’night lamh36 –http://www.jellymuffin.com/images/good_night/images/02.gif — -B BLESSED. :>)

  • rikyrah

    De Blasio Focuses on Inequality as He Courts Business Elite

    By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
    Published: October 4, 2013

    Bill de Blasio delivered on Friday his most detailed blueprint yet for how he would reimagine New York as a more equitable and populist metropolis, even as he works diligently behind the scenes to send a subtler message to the city’s corporate titans: He is not their enemy.

    In a speech before a prominent civic group, Mr. de Blasio, the Democratic nominee for mayor, denounced giveaways to the real estate industry, pledged to re-energize labor unions and declared that the city’s “affordability crisis” was as urgent and serious a problem as the turmoil faced after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    “We cannot expect prosperity to trickle down from the top,” he said during the speech in Midtown Manhattan, adding, “We cannot resign ourselves to the mind-set that says rising inequality is a necessary byproduct of urban success.”

    He was met with a standing ovation from an overflow crowd of wealthy business leaders — the same group that a year ago had responded to a similar speech by Mr. de Blasio with chilly disregard.

    It was the surest sign yet of a thaw in the relationship between Mr. de Blasio, the fiery campaigner who took direct aim at the wealth of the Bloomberg years, and the business elite, who had viewed him warily until he secured the Democratic nomination just weeks ago.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/nyregion/with-focus-on-affordability-crisis-de-blasio-offers-his-vision-for-new-york.html?hp&_r=0

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – -BLACK HISTORY MOMENT -4 FIRSTS! :>)

    —- ☺October 4, 1864
    New Orleans Tribune, first Black daily newspaper, founded by Dr. Louis C. Roudanez. The newspaper, published in both English and French, started as a tri-weekly but soon became an influential daily.

    – –☺October 4, 1949
    J.B. Blayton purchased WERD in Atlanta, GA. The first Black owned radio station in that city. [See BELOW]

    —☺October 4, 1969
    Howard N. Lee and Charles Evers are elected the first African American mayors of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Fayette, Miss., respectively. – –

    — RE: –WERD Radio:- —

    – – -Little Richard – Keep a Knockin’. — –

    —- -Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “Architect of Rock ‘N Roll”, travelled in his early days with the legendary vaudeville star Spencer “Snake” Anthony. One of Richard’s early bands had the young, then unknown singer James Brown (the Godfather of Soul), a fourteen-year-old keyboardist named Billy Preston, and the famous and legendary Rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix. His first recording session took place at WGST in Atlanta, Georgia, USA; he was backed by a local band led by Billy Wright. This session produced a local hit called “Every Hour” which enjoyed heavy airplay on Atlanta’s WERD radio station which was the first completely Black-owned radio station in the United States. —- [Good HISTORY :>)] — -

  • TyrenM

    OMFG. Jay Carney is a beast!
    I’ve never sit through one of these WH press briefings. Now I see what you all talk about. Water carriers. Bitchass questions. Questions they already have answers to. Trying to get a gotcha point in instead of real policy answers. Wanting Carney to speculate or answer questions that he can’t. Arguing Rep. talking points.

    Combative press is one thing. These mfs here? I like by the last 15 minutes, Carney’s in straight up NFTG mode.

    All this shit going on in DC all over the country and all over the world and they wanna cosign piecemeal legislation? It’s raining cats and dogs here. A hurricane headed to the SE. Uggghhh. Fuckem.

    • GreenLadyHere

      TyrenM —:>) – —***BIG fist bump*** – —

      – –THIS: – – -Water carriers. Bitchass questions. Questions they already have answers to. Trying to get a gotcha point in instead of real policy answers. — [Good POINT] :>)

      Annnd — MR. PRESIDENT –sooo KNOWS!! –HAH!.

      ‘CAUSE —He’s been around the -“BLOCK[ers]” — -TWICE!! —HAH! —

      – #2 —-☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOL7wzEIZSc – –

      -#1– –☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnvUUauFJ98

      –***tears/SMILES*** –
      BLESS U SIR♥ – -WE HONOR U♥

    • Miranda

      The White House Press Corp is nothing but a bunch of shills for the GOP. This “piecemeal” legislation is the latest meme in which they have all banded together to try and paint PBO as the bad guy. Its so obvious and so fucking sick.

  • GreenLadyHere

    - -POU FAM♥ – – –LOL — MR. BoB —is ON IT —All DAY LONG – –LOL

    – —— —http://bobcesca.thedailybanter.com/files/2013/10/CampaignFlyer.jpg – – – -TRUTH! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere