April 23, 2014

Friday Evening Thread: TGIF!

What a week!

In case you missed it this week:

“And if Congress thinks that what I’ve done is inappropriate or wrong in some fashion, they’re free to make that case. But there’s not an action that I take that you don’t have some folks in Congress who say that I’m usurping my authority. Some of those folks think I usurp my authority by having the gall to win the presidency. And I don’t think that’s a secret. But ultimately, I’m not concerned about their opinions — very few of them, by the way, are lawyers, much less constitutional lawyers.” – President Obama in interview with the New York Times responding to GOP bitchassness about the healthcare law.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did a STFU to the Senate:

Rev Al, Goldie Taylor and Erci Boehlert discuss the crazy racist right wing:

What was Black Twitter up to?

oh yeah…#RileyCooperWillFight

 

 

 

 

 

 Its Friday! Leave your cares behind!

  • Miranda

    Cool!

    Linda Sarsour ‏@lsarsour29m
    Rabbi from Tallahassee showing solidarity with @DreamDefenders. Inspiring. #TakeOverFL pic.twitter.com/HjTZzIJp9T

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BQsMYPfCUAAOy5U.jpg

  • Miranda

    I am floored at the excess of the Univ of Oregon’s new facilities for their football team…this is insane. Watch the video and ask yourselves how in the hell they can have ALL THAT, while public school teachers in some states are going without PAY. dammit, they get lights that adjust to get their eyes accustomed for going outside!

    http://oregongridiron.com/facilities_pages/locker_room.html

    • Alma98

      Like I said in the other thread Miranda they don’t give a damn about education. It’s all about who has the best this or that and how much money can a college get from sponsors. Something has got to change, corporations have taken over college sports and ruined them.

      • Miranda

        This is effin crazy…..their lockers are air conditioned…the INDIVIDUAL LOCKERS….there are schools where the kids just suffer during the warm months! All they get is a fan that the teacher buys him or her self!

        • Alma98

          It really is a sad state of affairs when money is spent so frivolous. Yet we have children who go to bed hungry. This country really is screwed up.

  • Alma98

    Fools lol.

    • sagittarius

      That IS the summer jam!

      • Alma98

        It sure is! I’ve been playing it to death lol

        • sagittarius

          I wore my Dad, niece and nephew out with it on the road to Baton Rouge and back!

          • Alma98

            LOL!

    • PBomb

      That was awesome. I jamming out to silly folks playing this song on school instruments. Hilarious.

      • conlakappa

        The kazoo was the best!

    • GreenLadyHere

      – Almaaaaaaa! — -JAMMIN’ – -on da one! :>) —-Woo! Hoo! :>)

      – –Annd — –We C Robin Thicke’s —”HOOD GENE”. :>) – - :>)

      Thank U alma. :>) – -

      • Alma98

        Your welcome GLH!

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

      I love that!

    • isonprize

      PHILLY in the house!!

      Love me some ?LOVE!

    • lamh36

      now see here, this is why I’m #TEAMROBINTHICKE over Timberfake!!!

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

    So we tweeted this:

    PragmaticObotsUnite @PragObots 3h
    Notice @ggreenwald @aravosis @ltdanchoi &others who criticized PBO about gay rights have nothing 2 say or excuse Russia’s anti-gay laws? #p2

    PragmaticObotsUnite @PragObots 3h
    I want to see Greenwald and the AmericaBlog people tell Putin to “evolve already”. Go ahead. I dare you! #p2

    And John Aravosis threw a temper tantrum:

    John Aravosis @aravosis 1h
    Are you 3 high or stupid? “Aravosis” hasn’t criticized Russia on gay rights? Ask @stoli about that. Heh. (@GN192 @problemwthat @PragObots)

    John Aravosis @aravosis 1h
    .@GN192 @problemwthat @PragObots And @ltdanchoi got beaten up by the Russians, u stupid pathetic gay-hating racist fucks. What have u done?

    • Alma98

      He sounds crazy panicked, I love how he gets off calling black folks racist. He’s a nasty piece of work.

      • gn

        So mean-spirited. And he says he loves Greenwald’s work which makes all the sense in the world because GG is just as nasty and dishonest.

      • gn

        So mean-spirited. And he says he loves Greenwald’s work which makes all the sense in the world because GG is just as nasty and dishonest.

        • Alma98

          Considering GG says he was proud to represent Matthew Hale tells me all I need to know about him.

    • gn

      Don’t forget that we’re also “racist” against Aravosis (told yall the far right is flipping the script and positing that they are the real victims of racism):

      @AnotherSlyfox
      @aravosis @M_Shale @PragObots Right, so define which ones in those tweets said they hate you because you were white and gay?

      @aravosis
      @AnotherSlyfox @M_Shale @PragObots since we’re playing 20 question… Why did they pick 3 gay white men to try and smear with obvious lies? [Choi isn't even white and the unmatched ferocity with which they attacked PBO is NO LIE]

      He makes me sick; I really really really cannot with Aravosis.

      • PBomb

        Choi isn’t white.

        Apparently, he suffers from reading comprehension or he is simply being obtuse.

        Yet again, he need to look up the definition of “racist”. It does not mean what he think it means.

        • gn

          He’s such a complete and utter jerk. He jumped onto his AmericaBlog account, tweeted the following, then blocked before I could answer:

          @AMERICAblogGay
          @GN192 are you saying it’s impossible for a black person to hate all white people, or it’s acceptable? Either is rather sad.

          Really and truly this dude has issues.

          • Alma98

            Yep, you can tell him & GG are best buds, they sure love playing the victim.

          • gn

            And are completely and utterly intellectually dishonest. Two peas in a pod.

    • GreenLadyHere
    • Miranda

      Hmmm….looking at his blog and I don’t see any criticism of Snowden picking that great bastion of freedom known as Russia as his new place of residence. Don’t see any calling out of Greenwald for basically poo-pooing Russia rolling out the “no homos” carpet to the whole wide world and not giving a damn.

    • Miranda

      Hmmm….looking at his blog and I don’t see any criticism of Snowden picking that great bastion of freedom known as Russia as his new place of residence. Don’t see any calling out of Greenwald for basically poo-pooing Russia rolling out the “no homos” carpet to the whole wide world and not giving a damn.

      • gn

        A hit dog will holler.

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

          And that bitch was howling.

        • nasani

          Indeed!

      • gn

        A hit dog will holler.

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

        Exactly! They demand idealogical purity from PBO, but give their own a pass.

    • Kennymack1971

      This whole exchange has a “How dare you negroes question me don’t you know who I am?” vibe to it. Aravosis needs to sit his butthurt self down somewhere.

    • Ebogan63

      OK just recently saw that isht from that racist POS. John, kiss my entire black azz with your gay Klan bullshit!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD EVENING Miranda♥/POU FAM♥ —-***BIG HUG*** :>) WHEW LAWD! – - -WHATA DAY :>) – -

    – –YET – –WE KEEP –MOVIN’ FORWARD – –in SUPPORT of MR. PRESIDENT!!♥ – -Woo! Hoo! :>)

    – - –Sadly – –with “AIR” incident of RACISM – –U can feel the “UNDERLYIN’ MOTIVE — – -the FIRST BLAH PRESIDENT! – — WE KNOW! —

    –I’m sooo happy 2 B in THIS FAMILY –WHERE the LUV ♥ – –is da F’REALZ.♥ annd SUPPORTIVE♥ — -BLESS US ALL♥ ——

  • Miranda

    Damn….bow down bitchez……Helen Mirren damn near 100 years old and can work some stripper shoes in with her couture dress….do the damn thing!

    http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2013/07/werq-helen-mirren-in-elie-saab-at-the-red-2-premiere.html

    • PBomb

      Helen is off the chain. I love the fact that she loves being her and doesn’t give a shit about what anyone thinks.

      • jds09

        Sooooo much better than that botox madness.

      • TyrenM

        Add Helen to TeamNoFucks – Entertainment Division.

    • itgurl_29

      No she didn’t!! But she did and pulled it off too!

    • gn

      Wow, she looks fantastic.

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

      She looks great! I remember that pic of her in a bikini. A bikini y’all! And she looked good!

    • AxelFoley

      Lady Helen can get it, for real.

      • isonprize

        Axel, STOP PLAYIN’

        Seriously. STOP.

        LOLOLOLOLOL

  • Miranda

    Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR):
    “The other thing is if you look at the president’s policies, he just doesn’t offer a lot to states like Arkansas,” Pryor said. “He doesn’t offer a lot to rural America. I’ve encouraged the White House to remember rural America and remember small -town America. They just don’t have a lot of policies that are geared toward middle America.”

    http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=uW7EkL1a

    ————————————-
    I don’t even have anything to say bout this….just too tired.

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

      Is he on bath salts???

    • Kennymack1971

      Today in “Dems suck as teammates”Mark Pryor sucks

    • qosine

      He’s up against Tom Cotton, who has just entered the Senate race as the GOP candidate. Rev. Al just showed a clip about
      him voting against student loan rates, though Cotton took out
      student loans to go to Harvard and Harvard Law. He’s also
      served in Iraq and I think Afghanistan and he’s only 35.

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Community health centers Senator.

    • creolechild

      If he had taken the time to look, he would have found all the information he could possibly want or need because there’s plenty of it. But that’s assuming he really wanted information as opposed to posturing and finding an excuse to criticize PBO…

      White House Rural Council Growing Rural Economies, Creating Jobs – June 19, 2013
      [....] Our goal is to ensure that the positive economic benefits of entrepreneurship can reach every corner of the country. That’s why today the White House Rural Council
      is announcing new commitments to increase access to capital and to provide additional training and counseling services to rural small businesses and entrepreneurs.[....]
      Read more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/19/white-house-rural-council-growing-rural-economies-creating-jobs

      Grand Opening of Dillon’s New Middle School
      [....] Three and a half years ago, Dillon’s school system was spotlighted when Ty’Sheoma Bethea wrote a letter to President Obama. Ty’Sheoma’s letter inspired the President and his Administration to help rebuild her school[....]In 2010, this Administration awarded a $35.8 million loan and a $4 million grant to the Dillon County School Facilities Corporation to finance new construction and renovations for four schools in three districts in South Carolina.[....]
      Read more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/rural-council/rural-blog-posts?page=1

      USDA Drought Code Sprint: Giving Americans One-Click Access to Federal Drought Relief – September 14, 2012
      [....] Americans across the country are feeling the impact of the most severe and extensive drought in the last 25 years. We’ve heard from people throughout the United States, asking how they can help. That’s why today we’re launching USDA’s first-ever Drought Code Sprint, a call to developers across the country to use publicly available government
      information to help farmers, ranchers, and others gain quick and reliable “one-click” access to information on drought conditions and Federal drought relief.
      Read more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/rural-council/rural-blog-posts?page=1

      From the Archives: President Obama’s 2011 Rural Tour – August 15, 2012
      A year ago today, President Obama kicked off a bus tour to meet with people throughout America’s heartland for discussions about the economy. At townhalls in Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois, the President discussed ways to strengthen the middle class and accelerate hiring in local
      communities and took questions on renewable energy, health care, and Social Security.[....]
      Read more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/08/15/archives-president-obamas-2011-rural-tour

      • conlakappa

        Oh, that…

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - -A BLACK HISTORY-MAKING MOMENT – - -2 FIRSTS!

    – - —Davita Vance-Cooks confirmed as first female and African American public printer

    – - — – -Davita Vance-Cooks cracked two ceilings at the Government Printing Office on Friday as the Senate unanimously confirmed her as the nation’s public printer, making her both the first female and the first African American to lead the agency.

    Vance-Cooks, who has worked in the public sector for more than 30 years, has served as acting public printer since December 2011. During her tenure in that role, she led an effort to rebrand the GPO and keep it relevant in the digital era.
    – - –SNIP – –
    The confirmation of Vance-Cooks marks the swiftest Senate action on apublic-printer nominee in nearly 20 years, according to the printing office. President Obama tapped her to head the agency May 9.

    THERE IS MORE – —-

    DOUBLE – –CONGRATULATIONS! –WE R PROUD of U♥ – -

    • qosine

      She has done a stellar job at the GPO. That’s one of my top 5 go to places for gov research . She is just fantastic, GreenLady.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Woo! Hoo! –qosine. :>) – - – Thank U 4 the —PRACTICAL –411. :>) —Look –@-chu. :>) — – -

        Congrats 2 U♥. :>) – - -

    • Miranda

      Wow….what a cool new black history fact!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Miranda – —***BIG fist bump*** :>) — -Luvin’ these —”Hidden NUGGETS” :>) —

        -That — FUTURE HISTORY BOOK —is gon B —”da BIZNESS” -:>) —

    • nasani

      She is great!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY nasani. ***BIG HUG*** :>) —

        —3 WORDS: – –A–MAZ –ING! :>)

        NOW —some young people might think about goin’ into THIS FIELD. :>)—

        Good 2 C u nasani. :>) Have a good evenin’. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - –Ms. NANCY – –MAD!! –http://www.c-span.org/flvPop.aspx?id=10737440714 – — -Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Briefs Reporters

    – - -House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds her weekly legislative press briefing. She will likely talk to the press corps about job’s numbers and House GOP efforts to block the Affordable Care Act and to limit the EPA’s rule-making authority.

    TELL –’EM. Ms Nancy!! – - -GET YOUR GAVEL BACK!! :>)

  • PBomb

    No comment…
    __________________________________________________
    Analysis: McCain’s deals and ‘wacko-bird’ barbs are priceless for Obama

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator John McCain
    accidentally walked in on President Barack Obama this week when he was addressing a Democrats-only meeting of senators.

    “Come on in, John,” Obama shouted.

    A red-faced McCain turned around and headed out to chuckles and then applause from the Democrats. “My mistake,” McCain said.

    To the far-right in the Republican Party, there is no mistake about it.
    In a party that generally brooks no compromise with Obama, McCain is the compromiser-in-chief. He’s negotiating with the White House.

    And he’s in-their-face about it, having recently described as “wacko
    birds” two of the right’s most uncompromising heroes, Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

    A recent article in the conservative National
    Review described McCain as “Obama’s secret weapon” and a “lethal threat”to a Republican victory in the budget battles this fall.

    Read more here: http://news.yahoo.com/analysis-mccains-deals-wacko-bird-barbs-priceless-obama-050435577.html

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -THIS – - -CONCERNIN’ – - -YET — -they won’t participate in – - -ACA. . . –

    – —Severe NFL injuries rose every season from 2009-12

    – - – -Sure didn’t take long for some significant injuries at NFL training camps — Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta, Denver Broncos center Dan Koppen, to name only three.
    - — -SNIP –

    Whatever the cause, severe injuries are increasing in the NFL lately. The number of injuries that forced a player to miss at least eight days jumped every year from 2009 to 2012, according to an analysis of NFL injury data released Wednesday. The study by Edgeworth Economics, based on information collected by the league, also shows that players with concussions missed an average of 16 days last season, up from only four days in 2005, while the length of time out for other types of injuries has been steadier.

    “Severe injuries are increasing in frequency,” Jesse David, the economist overseeing the study, said in a telephone interview from Pasadena, Calif.
    THERE IS MORE – - – —WATCHIN’. . . . .

  • creolechild

    Report: Pentagon Fires 60 Troops In Sexual Assault Review

    The Defense Department has fired 60 servicemembers who have been serving as sexual assault counselors, recuiters or drill instructors after a sexual assault review ordered by Secretary Chuck Hagel found they
    committed various offenses ranging from alcohol, child-abuse and sexual assault, USA Today reported Friday.[....]

    Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/report-pentagon-fires-60-troops-in-sexual-assault

    H/T Igor Bobic

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -Please Proceed –Mr. Rangel – -:>)

    – - — Rangel Hits Tea Partiers, Calls Them ‘White Crackers – - -

    – - — – -In a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Beast published on Friday, 83-year-old Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) railed against the Tea Party, likening members to whites in the South who fought to preserve segregation during the civil rights movement. He also hit Republicans, accusing the party of sabotaging American competitiveness.

    There is little question that Rangel is nearing the end. First elected 43 years ago, after having defeated the man whose name adorns the building where the congressman keeps his office, he is musing
    aloud now about what he once forbade anyone to discuss with him: his own retirement.

    – - -SNIP — –

    The Tea Party? Defeat them the same way segregation was beaten. “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough. ‘I don’t want to see it and I am not a part of it.’ What the hell! If you have to bomb little kids and send dogs out against human beings, give me a break.”
    THERE IS MORE — – -

    – - –HE WENT — – THERE.[Ms. RACHEL. .] — –:>) – –

  • creolechild

    Southern Poverty Law Center files complaint about Florida’s race-based student achievement plans

    Florida was hit with a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of
    Justice on Friday accusing it of race-based education goals that violate civil rights law by setting “severely lower expectations” for black and Hispanic students. The Southern Poverty Law Center and Legal Aid Society of Florida’s Palm Beach County jointly filed the complaint on behalf of public school children.

    [....] Under a plan drafted in October 2012 and due to take effect in the 2013-2014 school year, Florida set reading goals for public school students under which 90 percent of Asian-Americans were expected to read at grade level by 2018 compared with 88 percent of white students.At the same time, 81 percent of Hispanic students were to be reading at grade level by 2018 versus just 74 percent of black students.Similar disparities were predicted in the goals for math.[....]

    Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/02/southern-poverty-law-center-files-complaint-about-floridas-race-based-student-achievement-plans/

    .H/T Reuters

  • isonprize

    DAMN.

    Hambone was on FIYAH!!!

    • JojoRaze

      I actually saw a white man in a wave cap yesterday on the subway so that tweet made me guffaw. Only in NYC, kids.

      • conlakappa

        Did he seem military? The Ebony barbers, among others, saw a lot of business after those guys got used to clippers. Waves seem like the next step.

  • gn

    @keithboykin
    It’s called self-defense when white kids fight back, not when Trayvon Martin does it. Notice the “predator” is black.

  • creolechild

    Aetna withdraws from Maryland insurance market after state demands lower rates in health insurance exchanges

    In an August 1 letter sent to the Maryland Department of Insurance,
    Aetna said the state’s requirement for rate reductions off its proposed prices would lead it to operate at a loss. The rate reductions include products from Aetna and Coventry Health Care, which it bought this spring.[....] According to online documents, Aetna had requested an average monthly premium of $394 a month for one of its plans and the agency had approved an average rate of $281 per month.[....]

    Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/02/aetna-withdraws-from-maryland-insurance-market-after-state-demands-lower-rates-in-health-insurance-exchanges/

    H/T Reuters

    • rigoletta

      Better off without them.

      Good for my state demanding what is best for the people of this state not shareholders.

  • gn

    @BigBoithedog
    TALLAHASSEE: Florida House speaker to hold hearings on stand-your-ground law – Miami-Dade – http://MiamiHerald.com http://hrld.us/18Stofm

    • Miranda

      geez….take a gander at the person chairing the hearings:
      ———————–
      “It’s a critical first step,” said Phillip Agnew, executive director of the Dream Defenders. “We’ve been here for three weeks. We know Democracy takes time. Progress takes time.”

      They shouldn’t celebrate too hard. Weatherford assigned the task of chairing the hearings to a staunch supporter of the law, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach.

      “I don’t support changing one damn comma of the stand your ground law,” Gaetz said Friday. “It would be reactionary and dangerous to make Floridians less safe to pacify uninformed protesters.”

      Gaetz, the 31-year-old son of Senate President Don Gaetz, talks tough on crime. He passed a bill this year that expedited death row cases and has been known for pushing conservative causes popular in his Panhandle district. He expects the hearings to draw national attention, and he says he’s ready for the debate.

      Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/02/3539409/florida-house-speaker-to-hold.html#.UfxE3KrQRPQ.twitter#storylink=cpy

      • gn

        So a sham hearing. 2014 couldn’t be more important.

        • isonprize

          If we, (and by ‘we’, I MEAN BLACK and BROWN FOLK and WHITE FOLK who have their heads on straight!!) don’t vote for Democrats in 2014, we will deserve whatever we get.

          THESE HATEFUL REPUBLICAN/TEA PARTY BASTARDS ARE STARK, RAVING CRAZY. They hate anybody who ain’t an old, conservative white man. They HATE people of color, they HATE women, they HATE children, especially those who have a chance to be educated.

          THEY JUST HATE.

          • Miranda

            And really don’t care that we KNOW they hate. they are completely up front about it.

  • gn

    Here’s how Aravosis responded to a tweet demanding that he back up his allegations that he was called out, not for a displaying a clear double standard, but because we’re “racist” against white men and hate gay people:

    @AMERICAblogGay
    @aspirational12 It’s part of a larger crowd that has a visceral dislike for gay people, especially if they’re white or men

    He’s so full of it. He’s such a joke. “Larger crowd”=”man-hating negresses”…AND…that is why I can’t stand John Aravosis in one compact, simple tweet. That. right. there. Speaks for itself.

    • Alma98

      Don’t just love his reverse racism schtick.

      • gn

        He’s morphing back into the far right wingnut that’s he’s always been.

        • Alma98

          True

      • Tafr

        I think it is hilarious. PragObots and GN handed him his ass with one simple question. Dude got so flustered and pissed that these uppity black folks were calling him out he did what most racist do which is pull out the old, dusty, reverse, racism card lol. I’m telling you my abs got a workout laughing at this clown and americablog behaving like punks, with the blocking and what not. Y’all remember when americablog would come over here and spy on POU? I think at the time we were called weseeyou lol, good times.

        • gn

          To make you laugh even harder: Aravosis and americablog are one in the same IMO. I think that was John on both accounts.

          • Tafr

            LOL I don’t doubt it at all GN. What is hilarious is that he thinks he can pull this crap with the POU crowd. Every single person that post here is smart, witty and they don’t forget shit. Aravosis has no idea who he is playing with but he found out today when y’all called him on his BS. This is why I love this crowd. Twitter may be a game changer but POU is as well. I am so proud of all of you for holding it down.

          • MsKitty

            Hi Johnny Boy! Sorry that your orchids didn’t stage a rebellion and get all Venus Flytrap on ya.

            (you just know if he’s not lurking, some of his flunkies are)

          • Tafr

            Welp let me get that terrorist fist bump in lol.

        • Alma98

          I remember that weeseeyou episode lol.

    • jziglar

      I’m late on this. But what does racism have anything to do with the valid questions many are asking ?

      He holds Obama to crazy standards but has nothing to say about the Russian anti- gay policy, or previous politicians that promoted a anti- gay agenda. This man clearly hates minorities and the reverse racism claim is pathetic.

      • gn

        IMO he’s a RWNJ who only temporarily migrated over to the left because there was no way the GOP was going to work on gay rights. Now that he’s “pushed” (his word) President Obama on the issue, he’s reverting back to form.

    • GreenLadyHere

      GN —LOL — -U’ALL STR8 did –the – –”DANG THANG”>

      — -Had a FRONT ROW SEAT. LOL – - – -

      Annnnd he shoulda KNOWN that he couldn’t HANG.—He jus’ – –GOT –HUNG! – —

      Good JOB –U’ALL! :>)

  • creolechild

    Cuba is finally embracing solar power

    [....] The country’s first solar power plant opened in the spring, and six more are in the works. The solar farm now generates enough electricity to power 780 homes and had saved the equivalent of 145 tons of fossil fuels, or around 1,060 barrels of crude, through the end of July. Peak capacity is expected to hit 2.6 megawatts when the final panels are in place in September.[....]

    Hopes are high that solar can be a big winner in Cuba, which enjoys
    direct sunlight year-round, allowing for consistent high yields of 5
    kilowatt-hours per square meter of terrain.[....]

    Read more: http://grist.org/news/cuba-is-finally-embracing-solar-power/

    H/T John Upton

  • lamh36

    Wait a minute guys…raven Symone is gay??? Not that it’s a big deal, just When did I miss those rumors??

    • Lisa M

      You real late!! Mediatakeout.com been talking about it forevah!! But then they claim a whole bunch people are ‘zesty’.

      • crazycanuck

        I’m with Lamh, I didn’t know either.

        • MsKitty

          Oh yeah, there was this whole to-do about Raven shacking up with her girlfriend in NYC when she was doing Sister Act.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - — GR8 —SPORTS NEWS –:>) —

    – — -Eclectic group to enter Pro Football Hall of Fame – -
    - – - – - -CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Those Super Bowl rings will have a blinding shine to them at Saturday night’s Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions.

    From a championship coach to linemen on both sides of the ball, the 2013 class features an enviable resume of success.

    There’s Bill Parcells, winner of two NFL titles as a coach and master
    of the franchise turnaround. Jonathan Ogden, one of the premier
    offensive tackles of his time and owner of a Super Bowl ring. Larry
    Allen, to whom the same accolades can be applied, and a 1995 champion.

    Warren Sapp, an outstanding defensive tackle with a personality as big as any football stadium — and a 2002 champ.

    Dave Robinson, a major cog in Green Bay’s championship machine under Vince Lombardi, winning the first two Super Bowls. Curley Culp, one of the original pass-rushing demons at defensive tackle who got his ring with the 1969 Chiefs.

    Indeed, only wide receiver Cris Carter, merely No. 4 in career receptions and TD catches, is the only member of this year’s class who never won a title.

    Quite a group for the Hall’s 50th anniversary celebration, which began Friday with a record 120 hall members expected to attend the ceremonies.
    THERE IS MORE – –
    - CONGRATULATIONS 2 ALL. – –With APPRECIATION.♥

    • TyrenM

      Imma have to call my boy. He’ll say it’s about damn time Carter made it. He always said Carter was a better receiver than Michael Irvin to which I’d say hell to the no. Salty about Irvin making HOF before Carter, I’d tell him “Jewelry boieee!” (circling my fingers.)

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL TyrenM – - -O.K. — – Gotta admit that I ‘ON’T know all these players. – -:>) Sooo – –My convo –LIMITED. :>)– – -ENJOY – - -howeva. :>) — -

        • TyrenM

          A little help: Ogden Baltimore Raven lineman. The ring the D won, not Trent Dilfer (ESPN noisemaker.) Larry Allen – Da Boyz. Blocked for HO Famers Troy/Emmitt/Michael! Sapp – led Tampa Bays defense that won after they let Coach Tony Dungy go. I lost all respect for that franchise for that. Robinson – before my time. Culp – before I watched football.

          You probably already know those I spoke of, just not the oldtimers.

          • Miranda

            Doesn’t Trent Dilfer just get on your last nerve? (it can’t be just me)

          • TyrenM

            Yes. He acts like He Built That. Buster.

          • GreenLadyHere

            TyrenM. – — – THANK U. —:>)—- Good – –historian. :>) –

            ☺-Curley Culp Interview -

            –☺Dave Robinson readies for Hall of Fame

            I’m soo visual. LOL- – soo -here ya go. :>)

  • TyrenM

    Miranda,
    The Z-Snap photo…we’ll be seeing here forevah, evah up in here huh?

    • Miranda

      You know it!!

  • Miranda

    Real life is so much better than fiction.

    The Secret Alleged Sex Scandal Behind The Mysterious Arrest Of A Utah Sheriff’s Deputy

    excerpt:

    “He went up to check on where his wife was,” one officer recounted in the reports. “He stated that when he opened the door to his son’s room, he saw his wife on top of his dad” having sex.

    The sight of his father having sex with his wife allegedly sent TJ into a rage. He “beat the fuck” out of his dad, he later told police. Logan, TJ’s wife, told police later that night that TJ had hit her and “pistol whipped” his father with one of multiple guns he kept in his home. She also allegedly said all three of them had been drinking. The officer’s account of his interview with Logan does not specifically address the claim that she and Corky were having sex. Corky’s injuries prevented him from speaking to officers that night, the records show.

    Somehow, after the alleged confrontation in the bedroom at TJ’s home, all three participants managed to leave the residence. Logan went to her parents’ house. In his incident report, Moab Police Officer Shaun Hansen said Corky, the father, returned to his own home where he was “apparently looking for a firearm.”

    “His wife, Cindy Brewer, denied him access to a firearm,” Hansen wrote in his report. “Corky then grabbed a butcher knife and stabbed himself two times, puncturing a lung and slicing his liver.”

    Corky was initially taken to Moab Regional Hospital. According to the police, when TJ learned his father was hospitalized, he headed to the hospital to kill him.

    read the full story of this soon to be a Lifetime movie here: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/08/secret-alleged-sex-scandal-mysterious-arrest-utah-sheriffs-deputy.php

    • Alma98

      Lawd have mercy!

      • Tafr

        Alma, you took the words out of my mouth. That mug shot had me saying the lords prayer.

        • Alma98

          LOL!!!

    • isonprize

      White on White crime?

      (LOLOL – I knew before I even clicked the link….)

    • nathkatun7

      Using Bill O’Reilley standards, this story is clear evidence of a totally “Dysfunctional White Culture.” Something must be terribly wrong with a culture in which a father thinks that it’s o.k. to have has sex with his son’s wife. No wonder the son went crazy with rage. To make matters worse, the family members, involved in this bizarre story, are all supposedly trusted law enforcement people.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — –ANOTHER — –CONFIRMATION —Woo! Hoo! :>)

    – - -Education Department’s civil rights chief confirmed – :>)

    – - – -An attorney who worked on a landmark educational equity case in California was confirmed as the head of the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights on Thursday.

    The Senate confirmed Catherine Lhamon, the current director of impact litigation at the pro bono Public Counsel law firm in California, as assistant secretary of the department’s civil rights office. Her pro bono law firm has been deeply involved in changing racially disparate school discipline policies in Los Angeles.

    Lhamon also worked on the Williams v. California case, a class-action lawsuit that forced the state to provide equal access to textbooks and other materials, qualified teachers and safe school buildings.
    THERE IS MORE. – - – –CONGRATULATIONS. – -:>)

    — – -Her PIC. :>) – - -PROUD of U♥ :>)–

    – - –***waves @ MR. PRESIDENT :>)****

  • TyrenM

    Daughter is waiting patiently for movietime. Me, watching today’s ass whoopin Tiger put down today. 61 on that arse. Weekend victory lap to follow.

  • Miranda

    Oh…..nobody thought THIS would come up in the “school choice” debate? I did.
    ——————————-
    In Missouri, Race Complicates a Transfer to Better Schools
    By JOHN ELIGON
    Published: July 31, 2013 305 Comments

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. — When the Missouri Supreme Court upheld a law in June allowing students from failing school districts to transfer to good ones, Harriett Gladney saw a path to a better education for her 9-year-old daughter.

    But then she watched television news clips from a town hall meeting for the Francis Howell School District, the predominantly white district here that her daughter’s mostly black district, Normandy, had chosen as a transfer site. Normandy, in neighboring St. Louis County, has one of the worst disciplinary rates in the state, and Francis Howell parents angrily protested the transfer of Normandy students across the county line, some yelling that their children could be stabbed and that the district’s academic standards would slip.

    “When I saw them screaming and hollering like they were crazy, I thought to myself, ‘Oh my God, this is back in Martin Luther King days,’ ” said Ms. Gladney, 45. “ ‘They’re going to get the hoses out. They’re going to be beating our kids and making sure they don’t get off the school bus.’ ”

    more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/us/in-missouri-race-complicates-a-transfer-to-better-schools.html?src=recg&_r=1&

    • Alma98

      Why is the only solution always white areas? Why can’t they put the money, time and effort in black areas the same way do white areas. I know the answer but this gets old, why must we have our kids getting up at 5:30 in the morning to go to school. Then they’re tired and listless and their school works suffer, then they’ll say see they can’t learn no matter what school they go to. It’s the same shit that’s been going on forever! Just give our children the same chance you give yours dammit!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –Usta watch – –Judge Mathis – –4 dayz!! — -:>) –

    A Retired Judge Judges the Zimmerman Verdict – - – -:>)

    He’s SPEAKIN’ – - – -TROOF! /FACTS :>) – - —

  • GreenLadyHere
  • GreenLadyHere

    — – ——A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT — – —–

    ——August 2, 1924
    Writer, James Baldwin was born
    — -[STILL RELEVANT]

    —-☺—James Baldwin on Education — – -[Ooooweeee!]

    — -☺ –Who is the Nigger? -James Baldwin (clip) — -

    – - ☺James Baldwin: the Price of the Ticket — -[POIGNANT]

    — – ☺ -A Glimpse: The Life and Works of James Baldwin

    – - -☺ JAMES BALDWIN – –QUOTES: – -

    – - – —+ -People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.
    Baldwin, James. No Name in the Street. 1972.

    – — – - -+–Well, if one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected — those, precisely, who need the law’s protection most! — and listens to their testimony. Ask any Mexican, any Puerto Rican, any black man, any poor person — ask the wretched how they fare in the halls of justice, and then you will know, not whether or not the country is just, but whether or not it has any love for justice, or any concept of it. It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
    Baldwin, James. No Name in the Street. 1972.

  • GreenLadyHere