October 25, 2014

Friday Evening Thread: TGIF!

WHAT. A. WEEK.

In case you missed this today: Joy-Ann Reid…NEED HER OWN SHOW. Y’all have got to see at the 8:32 mark the way Joy-Ann and MHP look at this dude. CLASSIC!

From PoliticsNation – Billy Martin and Kendall Coffey discuss the testimony of Rachel Jeantel

Here’s one from my girl Fantasia. LOVE TASIA!

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  • Miranda

    Isn’t this a fauxgressive hero?

    Michael Bloomberg: Police stop minorities ‘too little’, whites ‘too much’
    by Associated Press | June 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s remark that police “disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little,” as compared with suspects’ descriptions, is prompting criticism from police reform advocates and some mayoral candidates.

    Bloomberg made the comment Friday on WOR-AM. City lawmakers voted Thursday to make it easier to bring racial profiling claims against police.

    Eighty-seven percent of the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers stopped, questioned and sometimes frisked in recent years were black or Hispanic. These groups comprise 54 percent of the city population.

    more here:http://thegrio.com/2013/06/28/michael-bloomberg-police-stop-minorities-too-little-whites-too-much/

    • Alma98

      Straight up racist.

  • Miranda

    Hey….i thought the Obama administration hadn’t done anything for black people??
    ——————————-
    MBDA Sets Job Creation Record For Minority Owned Businesses
    Jun 28, 2013

    The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has released its annual performance report for fiscal year 2012. The data shows that MBDA and its national Business Centers assisted in helping several minority-owned businesses gain over $3.6 billion in contracts and capital. Additionally, nearly 17,000 jobs were created or retained, marking a new record in the agency’s 44-year existence.

    From the Commerce Department’s press office this week:

    “Today’s report illustrates the crucial role MBDA plays in helping U.S. minority-owned businesses grow and expand globally, particularly because of the quantifiable return on investment and impact these businesses have on our economy,” said David A. Hinson, MBDA National Director. “In his 2013 State of the Union speech, President Obama outlined his vision for making America a magnet for investment, innovation, and economic growth. While we have made significant progress, much work remains to ensure that opportunities to prosper are open to all entrepreneurs who are pursuing the American dream, especially our minority business owners.”

    more here: http://newsone.com/2616273/mbda-job-creation-record/

  • TyrenM

    Bloomberg really said “Minorities aren’t stopped enough?” He needs to be ran outta town.

  • TyrenM

    What did Alec Baldwin say that has Roland trippin?

  • Miranda

    SMH……this is evil, just plain evil.

    North Carolina axes benefits for long-term unemployed
    Ned Resnikoff, @resnikoff
    3:01 PM on 06/28/2013

    Starting next week, North Carolina—which has the fifth highest jobless rate in the country—will become the only state in the union with no safety net for the long-term jobless. Thanks to reforms in the state’s unemployment insurance laws, North Carolina’s 71,000-plus long-term unemployed residents will lose access to the federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program.

    North Carolina is losing eligibility to the federal program because of a new law, signed by the governor in February of this year, which reduces the number of weeks that unemployed people are eligible for state-funded benefits and cuts the maximum weekly benefit amount by roughly one third, from $535 to $350. It is the latter provision that has cost North Carolina workers its eligibility: States looking to receive federal EUC money are forbidden from cutting weekly benefits. The federal government granted a special exemption from that rule to four other states last year, North Carolina’s request for a similar exemption was ignored.

    “I would call these cuts obscene,” said Michael Leachman, director of state fiscal research for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

    more here: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/06/28/north-carolina-axes-benefits-for-long-term-unemployed/

    • trose1

      The people of NC voted for these people. They deserve the government they selected.

  • GreenLadyHere

    -HAVE a GOOD EVENING POU FAM♥ – —***BIG HUG*** :>)

    — –FANTASIA♥ —MUCH IMPROVED. [STYLIST :>)]–[***click**] — -[The other video -failed .Sorry. :>)]

    —REV. Al is –HOLDIN’ IT DOWN! – –Go REV. :>)- –

  • trose1

    Yes the Maddow’s, Hayes and PL “progressives” luv this fool.

  • Miranda

    Maaaannnn…this is some privilege for you right chea!! DAYUM! Would he like for PBO to roll out red carpet and throw rose petals too?
    ——————————
    Snowden’s father gives conditions for his son’s return

    Lonnie Snowden, the father of Edward Snowden, the former government contractor accused of espionage, has sent Attorney General Eric Holder a list of conditions that he believes could help secure his son’s return to the U.S. to face trial.

    In a letter sent to Holder on Thursday, Lonnie Snowden’s lawyer Bruce Fein detailed the three conditions: No detention or imprisonment prior to trial, no gag order, and allowing Edward Snowden to choose the venue for the trial.

    more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57591620/snowdens-father-gives-conditions-for-his-sons-return/

    • Kennymack1971

      These conditions were presented to the President and here’s his reaction:

    • Alma98

      Who the fuck are you to demand anything! Your son is a traitorous thief!

      • gn

        White privilege is a helluva drug. Man, this week…

        • crazycanuck

          As someone on twitter said, ‘I wish they would bottle that sh!t”

          • GOVCHRIS1988

            They would discontinue that the second we took it. There would be so many lawsuits stemming from black folks after being beat by the police that the police would go into Chapter 11.

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      He’s an idiot. Now I see where Junior gets it from.

    • CamilleCamille

      Yeah right!

      And the rest of us march right up and get to tell God exactly how long and how well we get to live –

      And who we want removed from the face of the earth —

      Because there’s simply no sane reason the Koch brothers and whatshisface Sheldon Adelson not only get to exist, but have all those billions-

      And God simply acquiesces — just because -

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      HA!!!! How bout this condition, Lon?

      He won’t get his ass immediately mollywhopped upon his return here. Because that will be the ONLY condition I would accept.

    • nathkatun7

      Privilege indeed! What’s so infuriating is that CBS didn’t push back. Since when does an alleged criminal dictate the conditions on how he should be tried and treated. I personally could care less if Snowden remains holed up at Moscow airport or goes to the U.S. What I care about is that upon his arrival in the U.S., Snowden should be detained and tried as any other traitor.

      • malletgirl02

        Part of me wants Obama just to leave Snowden in Russia so he can see what a real police state is like.

    • rikyrah

      he’s giving CONDITIONS?

      BWA HA HA H AH AH

      Here’s your conditions..

      next time you see your son…he’ll be in shackles with a Hannibal Lecter mask

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda – — -YOUR CONDITIONS??- –LOL

  • Miranda
    • nathkatun7

      They First Family is absolutely gorgeous! To be honest, I feel very, very happy and very, very blessed seeing that picture. I never Imagined I would be alive when both the United States and South Africa had Black Presidents.

  • Kennymack1971

    Tavis?
    Boyce?
    Cornel?
    Maxine?
    All the Blackademics who always have time to throw shade at PBO?
    Any comments?

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

    • AxelFoley

      *crickets*

    • GreenLadyHere

      – -HEEY Kennymack1971. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – – –LOL. – —-TRUTH!!.–THANKS POU FAM♥

  • Miranda

    South Africa’s Mandela ‘improving’ as Obama flies in
    PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG | Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:12pm EDT

    (Reuters) – South Africa’s ailing anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela is doing much better in hospital, his ex-wife Winnie said on Friday, as U.S. PresidentBarack Obama arrived for a visit that will pay homage to a man he calls his “personal hero”.

    The faltering health of the first black president of South Africa, a revered symbol of racial reconciliation, has drawn world attention since the 94-year-old was rushed to hospital with a recurring lung infection nearly three weeks ago.

    Earlier this week, the government said Mandela’s frail condition had turned critical, but since Thursday President Jacob Zuma has reported that his health is improving.

    more here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/28/us-mandela-idUSBRE95R0DV20130628

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

    Lolo Jones deleted her tweets about Rachel Jeantel and Trayvon. She must not know about screen capture.

    • Miranda

      She really must not, because if she did, she would have deleted her twitter ACCOUNT.

      Rusty Redenbacher ‏@rustymk210m
      tired of how your foot tastes? RT @lolojones Having one of those days where I just need chocolate #tastesLikeLove.”

      April ‏@ReignOfApril9m
      Kinda like her quest for medals… RT @anibundel doesn’t @lolojones know the Internet is forever?

  • Miranda

    The 7 Most Important Things That Happened In The George Zimmerman Murder Trial This Week
    Posted 5 hours 13 min ago by Rachel Samara for Global Grind Staff

    Read more: http://globalgrind.com/news/important-things-george-zimmerman-murder-trial-trayvon-martin-week-1-photos#ixzz2XYNVDJAA

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —-UH! OH! —-Get READY —:>)- –

    Cory Booker releases 1st Senate campaign a – –
    – — -Newark mayor Cory Booker has released his first television campaign ad for the New Jersey Democratic race for U.S. Senate.

    This ad is his first foray into the primaries which conclude in
    August. This ad is titled “Run”, and features Booker listing some of the successes he’s had tacking problems as mayor.

    “Washington ducks our problems, I wont.”
    THERE IS MORE — –

    —–Ummmm– – -WHEN has he done ANY MAYORING??? -:>)

    —–[***waves @ dannie22 :>)***]

    • MsKitty

      I saw it this morning. I woulda rolled my eyes but it wasn’t worth risking flying off the treadmill.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        Jus’ don’t get him. – – – -He NEVA speaks of a — -RECORD of ACHIEVEMENTs[I.e., policies, etc] – – -Sooo WHAT is he “runnin’ on”?? — -beside the pavement?? – –:>)
        – – – -***shakin’ my head*** – — –

        — -Good 2 C U MsKitty. :>)

  • Miranda

    LMAO………….wait……..they’re still on Benghazi??

    Fox News, Home Of Benghazi Myths, To Air One-Hour Special On Benghazi
    16 minutes ago ››› LAURA SANTHANAM & BRIAN THORN

    Fox News will air a one-hour special titled Benghazi: The Truth Behind The Smokescreen which purports to provide “a comprehensive look at all of the new developments in the story.” But Fox is not a credible source on Benghazi, having littered its coverage of the incident with myths, misinformation, and outright falsehoods.
    http://mediamatters.org/research/2013/06/28/fox-news-home-of-benghazi-myths-to-air-one-hour/194678

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      They need to do like bowels after collard greens and cornbread and just……….release

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – -[Is this a dup?] —

    — — Now Paula Deen’s new book will never see the light of day: Publisher DROPS race-row TV chef despite her pre-order sales making latest publication number one title on Amazon- –

    – – —– – – -SUMMARY- –

    – – -☻Her lighter cooking recipe book was due out in October but now cancelled
    ☻Celebrity chef now pushing for the judge to have her former employee sanctioned after ‘trumping up’ the discrimination charges against her
    ☻Deen says the ‘half-black’ niece of the white former employee is actually half-Hispanic
    ☻Comes the same day that Sears and J.C. Penney dropped the star
    – — –

    • creolechild

      Watch how caucasions clown over this…

      • GreenLadyHere

        :>) – -creolechild. – – – -Dey gon B screamin’ — -“REVERSE DISCRIMINATION” — – –

        Maybe WE can interest them in – – —

        THIS BOOK. :>)- :>) – – –

  • gn

    @XLNB
    If no one else is going to make the comparison I will. Damon & Marlon Wayans weren’t too far off.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BN4MmwbCYAAplpt.jpg:large

    • gn

      @KBDPHD
      Nothing says “get ice cream wasted” like badgering a teenage girl to defend a man who slaughtered a teenage boy. #zimmermantrial #DonWest

      • Miranda

        That tweet hits like a dagger.

      • gn

        @thinkprogress
        Witness makes key admission that he never saw Trayvon Martin throw a punch at Zimmerman http://thkpr.gs/15NHXNh #icymi

        ^^^
        Pro-defense witness called for the state, only person to clam Trayvon was on top, walking back earlier statements.

      • gn

        @linnyitssn
        A nice friendly black co-worker just brought me a coffee. Zimmerman’s attorney’s said i should stand my ground and kill him.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      See, this just made me……….

    • Miranda

      Well…there is an uncanny resemblance.

      • crazycanuck

        It’s kind of creepy

    • GreenLadyHere

      GN – — “ART resembles LIFE.” — :>)

      • gn

        indeed, and who’s the stupid one now?

        @CNNVideo
        Attorney #DonWest is in hot water after his daughter posted a photo saying, “We beat stupidity” in #Zimmerman trial: http://on.cnn.com/113ETAv

        • GreenLadyHere

          GN- —-HAH!- —–NOW — – who’s STOOPID!?——KARMA- – on da MOVE. :>) – -

  • creolechild

    However will the NYPD be able to stop “serious” crime if they’re not allowed to stop and frisk young blacks and Latinos?

    However wil they meet their arrest quotas now?

    And who will protect the city from the black men running around Times Square shooting down their co-workers in broad daylight?

    Oh, wait…

  • gn

    h/t dannie

    ‏@markknoller
    WH says Pres Obama’s Town Hall will also be broadcast in Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya. Young people in those countries will also take part.

  • trose1

    Chris Hayes And Linguistics Expert Break Down Rachel Jeantel’s ‘Articulate’ Use Of Black English

    Rachel Jeantel, the star prosecution witness in the George Zimmerman murder trial, has been the subject of barely-masked racial and intellectual contempt since she took the stand on Wednesday, and on Thursday night’s All In with Chris Hayes, host Chris Hayes and linguistics expert John McWhorter called out the ugly treatment she has received. McWhorter delved into Jeantel’s consistent and articulate usage of “Black English,” and he and Hayes called out the “willful” nature of defense attorney Don West‘s befuddlement at Rachel’s communication style.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/chris-hayes-and-linguistics-expert-break-down-rachel-jeantels-articulate-use-of-black-english/

    • goldenstar

      interesting that McWhorter would defend Rachel Jeantel.

  • lamh36

    Evening POU. Sitting here watching old Martin episodes on TVONE

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

    OH SNAP! I just realized that the BET Awards are on Sunday! There will be fukkery!

    • lamh36

      hosted by Chris Tucker. Isn’t he back doing stand-up (gotta pay the tax man unless he wants to go the way of Wesley S and Lauryn H)

    • conlakappa

      “Anything can happen,” is what the ads on the sides of Metrobuses promise about it.

    • Miranda

      And where there is fukkery, there will be a POU Live Chat!! LOL

      • crazycanuck

        LOL

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I still remember the Trumpet Awards. If this is the shenanigans that will take place next week………….I will________

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM —–MORE –of Miss Rachel♥—BLESS her. :>)

    — — -In defense of Trayvon Martin case witness Rachel Jeantel- -:>)

    — -Who is Rachel Jeantel?”
    I was clueless about this name that suddenly took over my social
    media timelines on Wednesday. I would have known immediately, if I
    hadn’t stopped following the Trayvon Martin case. It’s been over a year since Trayvon died, and in that time I feel that the character of that 17-year-old has been mercilessly dragged in the dirt. I’d had enough.
    — – -SNIP – –
    As long as Jeantel is telling the truth, her diction, her complexion and her weight should not matter, or even be discussed.

    THERE IS MORE —–
    [BEYOND NEGATIVE --IGNORE]. — –

    ON DA POSITIVITY: —SHE TOOK on the RACIST DEFENSE ATTORNEYS!! – — – SHE STOOD HER GROUND—BLESS her♥

  • AxelFoley

    NYers ain’t got nobody to blame but themselves, letting this shady fuck buy his way to an unprecedented third term.

    • TyrenM

      NY, NC, AL, MS… I feel for the Black people stuck there v. there by choice.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — —-AHA! — –Is this a “MOONWALK”?- — –

    — –Ecuador Starts to Back Away From Snowden, Assange – -[Its ambassador to the US knocks appearance of Assange 'running the show']

    — – -The
    helping hand Julian Assange is lending to Edward Snowden might be
    turning into more of a chokehold: The Guardian
    reports that leaked diplomatic correspondence out of Ecuador shows that
    President Rafael Correa is somewhat cooling to Snowden’s plight and
    growing weary of Assange.
    Ecuador’s ambassador to the US apparently told
    a presidential rep, via note, that the WikiLeaks founder is hogging the
    spotlight and the reins: “I suggest talking to Assange to better
    control the communications. From outside, [Assange] appears to be
    running the show,” the Guardian reports her as writing.

    The Wall Street Journal
    specifically cites a note sent by Assange on Monday to Ecuadorean
    officials in which he said he hoped his role wasn’t perceived as
    bothersome —while going on to share PR advice.
    The Journal also
    reports that Correa yesterday distanced Ecuador from the travel
    document Snowden is said to have obtained from the country with
    Assange’s help,. . . .

    THERE IS MORE — –

    –’bout dat – – -TANGLES WEB???- – – – -LOL — – -WATCHIN. . .

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      H ain’t thinking about Snowden or Assange. He’s thinking about that cash Ecuador is about to lose if they go ahead with trying to buck PBO.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY woody45. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – -***fist bump*** — U! – – -AIN’T! – – NEVA! — -LIED!!- –

        U KNOW that some —RELEVANT tweets/e-mails, etc. R bein’ sent 2 ANY of the COUNTRIES INVOLVED. HAH!

        WATCHIN’. . . .Good 2 C U woody45. :>)

      • Miranda

        Exactly….Ecuador not about to mess up their biggest cash flow….PBO will have them on the stroll in a minute if they don’t act right.

  • creolechild

    EPA tells Ohio to stop keeping fracking secrets from first responders

    Ohio firefighters, cops, and local officials might soon learn a
    little bit more about the poisons that frackers are storing and
    injecting into the ground beneath their feet.The U.S. EPA told the state that a 12-year-old Ohio law that lets the
    fracking industry conceal information from emergency-management
    officials and first responders violates federal law.[....]

    Read more: John Upton

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

    POUers have been calling out GLAAD on their double standards. They wouldn’t rest until Isaiah Washington was off Grey’s Anatomy, and they went after RoRo and Tracy Morgan like they stole something.

    Alec Baldwin Gets a Pass ‘Cause We’re Shameless Starf**kers

    Alec Baldwin just got a “Get Out of Homophobia Jail Free” card from the people at GLAAD … because they don’t have the balls to go after a self-proclaimed Hollywood liberal.

    After Baldwin essentially called for the gay-bashing of a Daily Mail reporter … the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation — the same org. that’s CRUSHED people for making far less harmful and threatening
    statements — asked critics to back off Baldwin.

    “Alec Baldwin is making it clear [to GLAAD] that the intent behind his tweets does not excuse his language, especially at a time when there were 11 incidents of violence against gay men in New York City just last month. As we all work to end such senseless acts of violence, allies like Baldwin are right to use these moments to reinforce support for the community and LGBT equality.”

    But the statement continues … and might reveal the REAL reason they’re letting Alec off easy:

    “Alec Baldwin has worked with several organizations and added his voice to a campaign by Fight Back NY to encourage the State Senate to pass marriage equality with out actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. He also had a guest role on Will & Grace and played a gay character in the 2006 Off-Broadway revival of ‘Entertaining Mr. Sloane.'”

    It’s almost like the org. is afraid if they bash Baldwin, he’ll STOP doing pro-gay projects. Hmmmm …

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/06/28/glaad-alec-baldwin-pass/#ixzz2XYbq1dsB

    Meanwhile, here’s what they said about Tracy Morgan’s anti-gay jokes: http://www.glaad.org/2011/06/10/glaad-calls-on-nbc-to-condemn-tracy-morgan-tirade/

    • itgurl_29

      Oh, I had forgotten about how they went after Tracy Morgan as well. SMH

      GLAAD is straight up racist, period.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia — – – YEP. I remember THIS! — —

      Tracy Morgan’s Apology Tour Is Getting Mixed Reviews

      THESE also: – — -Chris Brown – -Cee Lo Green, Tracy Morgan and Blake Shelton have also issued mea culpas recently for seemingly homophobic comments. — Hmmmm. . .

      Good CALL OUT – –4 their [GLAAD] — HYPOCRISY!! — -

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Just say because he’s white and get it over with.

  • creolechild

    Justice Department Releases Findings on the Antelope Valley Stations of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

    The Justice Department Civil Rights Division and Los Angeles County today announced that they have reached preliminary agreements to make broad changes to policing in the Antelope Valley and to the enforcement of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (commonly known as Section 8).

    Together with statements of intent outlining these changes, the division today released a letter detailing its findings that Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s (LASD) Lancaster and Palmdale stations, both of which are located in the Antelope Valley, engaged in a pattern or practice of stops, searches, and seizures and excessive force in violation of the Constitution and federal law. In addition, the JusticeDepartment found a pattern or practice of discrimination against African Americans in its enforcement of the Housing Choice Voucher Program in violation of the Fair Housing Act.[....]

    Read more: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/June/13-crt-739.html

    H/T USDOJ

  • creolechild

    Pennsylvania Protesters Stage A ‘Sick-In’ To Pressure Their Governor To Expand Medicaid

    A coalition of health care activists staged a “sick-in” this week outside of Gov. Tom Corbett’s (R-PA) mansion to protest his refusal to extend health care coverage to additional low-income Pennsylvanians. They dropped to the ground and cried out for help from their governor, who has declined to expand Medicaid to cover an additional 700,000 uninsured residents.[....]

    The activists continued their protests throughout the week, holding overnight vigils at the Capitol building.[....] On Friday afternoon, a Pennsylvania Senate committee will consider a measure to expand the state’s Medicaid program. Protesters will camp out in the capitol to await the vote.

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/06/28/2234381/pennsylvania-protesters-medicaid/

    H/T Tara Culp-Ressler

    • conlakappa

      Further proof that voting is important. Buyer’s remorse can be a helluva drug.

      • isonprize

        conlakappa. I TRIED to tell ‘em. Oh, how we tried. And the PA constitution does not have a provision for re-call. Trust, I looked into it!!

        Now, our only hope is to make him OTT – One Term Tom.

        • Aquagranny911

          Kiddo, did I ever tell how AZ got the recall clause into our constitution? When we were trying to get statehood, the then President, Taft I think, refused to sign if we didn’t get that clause out. So, our canny Legislature who really wanted statehood took it out.

          As soon as we were officially a state, they convened a special session & put it right back in. Thankfully, this is how we got rid of the odious Russell Pearce.

  • GreenLadyHere
  • gn

    @AfricanaCarr
    Those criticizing Rachael Jeantel’s speech have forgotten Mose Wrght’s electric testimony in the Emmett Till murder case. 2 words: “Dar He.”

    …there are people who think we have no right to our *own children* yet there’s coonishness on twitter clowning Rachel Jeantel?

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -FIRST: — –COMMENT: – – -theoriginalshoutout13
    Let the man heal! He’s not dead yet. And if you really want to know what the best place to bury his would be….ask him and stop squabbling over him before he’s even cold.
    — -THANK U!

    NOW: – — -Mandela family feud over where he should be buried – – –

    – – – –IMHO: — -THIS DECISION shoulda BEEN MADE — -when he was released from prison.!! — – geesh!
    – – – – -
    GEESH –FAM!! — -
    – –

    — -SORRY 2 bring this. —-

  • creolechild

    Women Fight Back: Ohio Bill Makes Erectile Dysfunction Her Business

    You want to regulate our ovaries, uteri and order us to carry
    state-mandated children? Well, fine. We want to regulate your erectile dysfunction. That’s the message of state Democratic Senator Nina Turner’s erectile dysfunction bill in Ohio (SB307).

    The bill is meant to inflict the same sort of humiliation and violation of privacy on men as mostly male legislators are inflicting upon women across the country, but is wisely being sold under the exact same disingenuous “concern” as Republicans sell their attempts to control women’s wombs. Turner sweetly pointed out, “I certainly want to stand up for men’s health and take this seriously and legislate it the same way mostly men say they want to legislate a woman’s womb.”

    Read more: http://www.politicususa.com/2013/06/28/ohio-erectile-dysfunction-business.html

    H/T Sarah Jones

    • rikyrah

      go State Senator Turner.

    • Aquagranny911

      Love it! Viagra is being given away like gummy bears. Listening to all the possible side effects is pretty frightening. We must do something to protect our men!

      • morphus

        Really to protect ourselves as well. I can’t immediately remember the name of the erectile drug advertised on CNN but recently the Colbert Report did a parody on it. The erectile drug is toxic to all who comes into physical contact with the drug’s user. The severity of warnings from drug’s usage left an impression that a hazmat suit was the only safety for anyone near the user. That’s scary.

    • GreenLadyHere

      —LOL -creolechild :>) — -Kept watin’ 4 –“SISTA NINA” —2 speak – – a “TURNERISM”. — –
      U can throw the TRUTH in a river 10 minutes after U throw in a LIE – -BUT the TRUTH will catch up. – – :>)

      She’s —“da BIZNESS” —–:>)

    • TyrenM

      GLH…get your girl lol. She on one.
      She brought this up last year, so I ain’t surprised. Will she be on Ed this weekend snappin that neck lol?

  • Miranda

    Please Lord No

    General Rod ‏@rodimusprime2m
    CNN is going to do a special on “The N-Word”?! Maaaan lmao! All because of Paula Deen.

    • GOVCHRIS1988
      • Miranda

        General Rod ‏@rodimusprime18m
        “I just got robbed. Now can I say it?” “No.” #NwordCNNspecial

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        —-She said —“HIGH 5″ — – – -LOL – —

        Good 2 C U :>) – -

    • morphus

      An attempt to diffuse irrational “intense emotions” and “fears” causing panic in corporate America while keeping the black masses the proverbial “sleeping lion” asleep?

  • gn

    He is just so on-point!

    ‏@AfricanaCarr
    Zimmerman’s is the trial of White vigilantism in the age of social media. Every day, television convenes a global jury unwilling to acquit.

  • Miranda

    General Rod ‏@rodimusprime53s
    “Coming up next we examine Richard Pryor and his impact on niggers saying ‘nigger’ on CNN.” #NwordCNNspecial

  • lamh36

    Alrighty, Nic Cage fans will love this. I’m watching The Rock with Sean Connery and Nic Cage. I really need to get this one on BluRay. Makes me wonder how Sean Connery’s health is going. I remember seeing a vid of him congratulating the dude who won the Olympic Gold medal in tennis. At 80, I understand he’s been full on retired for some time now though.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —Here’s REV. AL annnd Miss Rachel’s attorney –:>) – –

    – — -Al Sharpton Talks With Rachel Jeantel’s Lawyer, Condemns ‘Offensive’ Stereotyping Of Her In The Media- —

    – – – — –MSNBC’s Al Sharpton spoke today with Rod Vereen, the attorney representing Rachel Jeantel, a key witness for the state in the murder trial of George Zimmerman. Sharpton noted how the defense attorneys went out of their way to discredit her testimony, and brought up some of the vicious attacks on Jeantel during and following her two days in the courtroom. Immediately following the interview, Sharpton condemned the attacks on her that “have been nothing short of offensive to any American.” – – – — TRUTH!! – – –
    THERE IS MORE. —

  • lamh36

    Wow, this is so true. Pharell really HASN’T AGED.

    http://www.vulture.com/2013/06/quiz-which-pharrell-is-older.html

  • lamh36

    Here’s another quiz. This time with Paul Rudd. He also must snack on babies tears and puppies blood…lol

    http://www.vulture.com/2013/03/take-our-ageless-paul-rudd-quiz.html

  • lamh36

    Man, I am so tired of having the same convo with this friend of mine. She just don’t seem to care that the VRA gutting by SCOTUS is a big deal. She was already on the everybody should have ID train (which I don’t wholly disagree with), but the idea that it should NOT be hard for people to get that ID than it is for other just doesn’t matter for her. She has always had this Liberaterian leanings, she actually was inclined to vote for Ron Paul but her husband who is a city boy was def not a Ron Paul fan.

    I swear if she was white, she don’t even realize that the stuff she be saying ain’t no different than RWNJ white folk sometime.

    I think she’s a good person, but I have learned to just keep it moving when it comes to the subject. I’m hoping as she gets older she learns better, but who knows. Some people who are kind to family and friends are just selfish when it comes to anyone else. SMH

    • Aquagranny911

      Lamh, I think a lot of younger people may not know how hard & expensive it can be for some folks to get ID because they have had driver’s license, maybe passports etc since they were 16.

      A lot of states are making it real hard for some folks to get photo ID, even if they have been registered voters for years. I think your friend may just not realize all this.

      • Tafr

        You know I honestly believe our black leadership has let us down when it comes to ID’s. Instead of thinking about the VRA as set in stone they should of thought of it as insurance. There should be an effort to help black people get ID’s not only for voting but for everyday life. The CBC failed on this front, the black leadership failed on this front.

        • Aquagranny911

          This is why we have to start now to get folks those ID’s & make sure they can vote. You & I both know that there will be concerted efforts to disenfranchise voters.

          Sis & I have been talking about how we could maybe set up some kind of fund to help those with limited means get where they need to go & get those ID’s here in AZ.

          We have to start now. We can’t wait & we have to do it ourselves. I mean everybody where ever you live, do what you can.

          • Tafr

            Exactly! We need activist such as you AG. We cannot wait for so call leadership. As far as I am concern so called leadership ain’t shit

      • lamh36

        I think you are right AG. I actually just talked to her and it was to continue the conversation we started on FB…lol. We are good friends and back in DFW, we’d talk politics all the time over lunch or dinner at our fav Mex or Indian restaurant.

        She is a good person and we just agree to disagree, but I can also sometimes get pretty passionate and not explain things as well as I can..lol

  • TresL

    I think it’s time to just say that GLAAD is a racist organization. I’ve been thinking it for a while now and with each offense and double standard, it is crystal clear to me that these are a bunch of white, selfish, ungrateful, racist and nasty people who are clearly only concerned about “their” rights and are only offended when the people making anti-gay statements are black.

    I must say that until these last few years I did not think about gay issues at all. They were just not on my radar and because of that I wasn’t for or against anything concerning gay people. I would imagine because I don’t really know anyone who is gay. I have had at least two co-workers in the past who were gay black men but my contact with them was minimal and uneventful but groups like GLAAD and people like Rachel Maddow and Dan Savage are forcing me to form an opinion, an increasingly negative opinion at that. I wish they had an inoffensive spokesperson or organization to represent them publicly while keeping their assholes out of public view. The nastiness with which they’ve treated PBO while lauding both Clintons, the way they go after black celebs with a vengeance and as we see today completely contradict and discredit themselves while giving a pass to a white celeb. The way they persist on blaming black people for prop 8 when nationally we’re only 12% of the population and far less than that in CA. There are no black people, unlike Mormons and the Christian Right, who would spend a dime, even if they had it, on an anti-gay proposal. It’s not that important to us when you consider what we endure on a daily basis. The way our “so-called leaders” are constantly recognizing and co-signing their fight for equality while they can’t find the words or the time to do the same for us or any other group for that matter. To put it simply, they make me sick. In the short span of PBO’s time in office, I’ve gone from feeling nothing to feeling nothing but contempt.

    And I know there are likely many gay people who give PBO the respect and credit he deserves but they clearly don’t have the platform or the megaphone of those who don’t.

    • rikyrah

      them giving Bill Clinton the award instead of President Obama was the truest tell of all.

      as I’ve been saying,

      them giving Bill Clinton the award

      was akin to after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act..

      the NAACP giving the Springarn Medal..

      not to President Lyndon Baines Johnson..

      but to Strom Thurmond.

      it made THAT kind of sense.

      • TresL

        You’ve got that right and they are either oblivious to how ridiculous that decision was or they just don’t give a fuck.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY TresL — -***BIG HUG*** :>) –GOOD POINTS!

      – – -THIS: – – The nastiness with which they’ve treated PBO while lauding both Clintons, the way they go after black celebs with a vengeance and as we see today completely contradict and discredit themselves while giving apass to a white celeb. The way they persist on blaming black people for prop 8 when nationally we’re only 12% of the population and far less than that in CA. — – —POINTS!!! – –:>)

      ON – -“THROWBACK -TUESDAY”- –I really don’t believe that “their flag” — was waving –annnd they WERE in town.

      -ON Wednesday — their was LITTLE discussion about the DEVASTATING DECISION of the previous day. —humph! – –

      – – -WE KNOW! — —

      — -Good 2 C U TresL. – -:>)

      • TresL

        Hi GreenLady and yes, we do know!

        • GreenLadyHere

          TresL —- Annnd another thing:—notice how there was NO PROPOSAL 2 JOIN a COALITION –4 VOTER RIGHTS!! —***crickets*** –

  • gn

    btw, Don West was wearing a light blue tie for the opening statement. The distasteful ice cream pic wasn’t taken that day, not sure why he claimed otherwise. i think the pic was taken the following day, but wasn’t posted until after Rachel Jeantel’s testimony. Just a bad look and disrespectful to Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin in my opinion.

    Opening statement day (totally different tie):
    http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/51c865a0ecad04490600000a-480/don-west-zimmerman-trial.jpg

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -SPEAKING -of- – – -“SHUTTIN’ DOWN GG” — —

    — –See No Evil: The Army Is Restricting Access To The Guardian Articles On NSA Snooping- – —
    — – -The government is, obviously, not happy with all the intelligence leaks being printed in The Guardian, and the army is now taking some drastic measures to limit access to the classified information reported by Glenn Greenwald. The Monterey County Herald first reported the news that the army has restricted access to the Guardian articles on NSA surveillance programs.

    The Times first reported that the Guardian articles were only restricted at Presidio of Monterey army installation, but later confirmed the action was army-wide.
    THERE IS MORE —

    – -2 the HEADING: — -How ’bout —the FACT that LIED — R bein’ —SHUT DOWN!! – – -

    • morphus

      >>> The Army Is Restricting Access To The Guardian<<< First blood national cyberware. Not good, the “private equity” military complex seeking relevance.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Help – – -morphus. :>) Please explain. – -:>) Thank u. :>) –

        • morphus

          Moving warfare to a new front is a financial necessity for the Military Industrial Complex. The MIC is the greatest loser as PBO winds down global warfare, it leaves them rudderless and without purpose. AFAIC, the Army using GG/Snowden “leaks” to “restrict access” at the Guardian is just a test which establish imaginary boundary lines and means to define when cyberwar starts.

          • GreenLadyHere

            morphus. — -THANK U. – – Neva woulda connected the dots. :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    MEDIA ALERT: – —VENUS DOCUMENTARY — -JULY 2 — –

    — — -Venus Vs’: Ava DuVernay Directs Feature Doc On Activist Venus Williams
    —– –Venus Vs.,” directed by award-winning director Ava DuVernay will highlight the story of tennis star Venus Williams and her journey from practicing with her father and sister in Compton to competing on a national level and her fight for equal prize money for female tennis players at Wimbledon.

    The film showcases various scenes of the tennis star’s struggles on the court including the time where Williams is deducted points for some of her hair beads falling during a tournament.

    “I’m not going to say it’s a total distraction but it is a little annoying. It’s just things flying in the air that you’re not supposed to be seeing,” a statement given by tennis player Lindsay Davenport back in 1999.

    The cultural significance of her beads is something that isn’t
    understood by white tennis spectators and media, Davenport’s quote suggests.

    The film doesn’t delve into topics such as her love life or the
    perspective of her sister Serena. Its sole focus is Venus’s relationship with the sport of tennis and how it transcended into a fight for equal pay at Wimbledon. Her fight is similar to that of Billie Jean King, a former women’s tennis champion, who rallied for equal pay at the U.S. Open and won in 1972.

    THERE IS MORE – – – -Lookin FORWARD — –:>)

  • rikyrah

    Ten Miles Square
    Blog
    June 26, 2013 2:28 PM Housing Boom a Bust for First-Time Buyers

    By Anne Kim

    Three years ago, Matt Morgan launched his own interior design firm in Washington, D.C. At age 32, his business is thriving, with a roster of high-end homeowners among his clients, many of whom live in Washington’s toniest suburbs.

    Morgan himself, however, rents.

    He pays $2,500 a month for an apartment in D.C., has a credit score of 800, but still can’t qualify for a mortgage. His net income as a small business owner is deemed too low by lenders for the size of mortgage he would need in D.C’s white-hot housing market, where some one-bedroom condos are selling for upwards of $500,000. “Maybe some day when I’m married and have a double income I’ll start thinking about buying,” he says.

    Morgan is not alone among frustrated would-be homebuyers who are finding themselves shut out of the nascent housing recovery.

    While home sales, home prices and home construction are surging nationwide – existing home sales are at their highest level since November 2009 – first-time homebuyers are the one group that’s missing in action.

    First-time homebuyers accounted for just 28 percent of home sales in May, according to the National Association of Realtors – down from 34 percent in May 2012 and a historical average of about 40 percent. Moreover, says the Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies in a new report, the homeownership rate among 25 to 54 year olds is at its lowest since 1976.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ten-miles-square/2013/06/housing_boom_a_bust_for_firstt045524.php

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – – -GUESS- – there R – – – STAGES — – in PRISON. :>)- –

    – – — -Actress Indicted in Ricin Letters Frame-up -[Feds: Shannon Richardson sent letters to Obama, Bloomberg] – – —

    — — -A Texas actress was indicted today on charges that she sent ricin-laced
    letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an
    attempt to frame her estranged husband.
    Shannon Richardson, 35, is
    charged with two counts of mailing a threatening communication and one
    count of making a threat against the president of the United States, say
    federal prosecutors

    THERE IS MORE – – -[-Bu-BYeeeeeeee] –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – -THESE RACIST THUGS!! – — -WHA’???- —

    – – –GOP senators warn NFL, NBA against promoting ObamaCare

    – – – – -Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) warned six professional sports leagues on Friday not to promote ObamaCare or partner with the Obama administration on efforts concerning the law.
    In letters to the leagues released Friday, McConnell and Cornyn cited an announcement by federal Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that she is in talks with the NFL, the NBA and others about campaigns to educate the public about healthcare reform.

    McConnell and Cornyn warned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his peers that launching such campaigns would damage their leagues’ reputations.

    “It is difficult for us to remember another occasion when [a] major sports league took public sides in such a highly polarized public debate,” the lawmakers wrote.
    THERE IS MORE- —–

    THIS oughta B — -ILLEGAL!!!– –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – –WATCHIN’ – – -TM’s. “Step-mother” on cnn. [Sorry.]-

    I was NOT aware of her.. – –
    – – –Trayvon Martin’s Stepmother Alicia Stanley Says He’s Not What the Media Makes Him Out to Be
    –[NOTE: --That is NOT Ms. Stanley in the pic.] – — -hmmm. .

  • GreenLadyHere