September 20, 2014
Pragmatic Obots Unite
Shooting down firebaggers & teabaggers one truth at a time...
No rest for the weary y’all! Still got work to do!
This Petraeus affair: with his biographer. Her book title? *All In.” FBI is investigating whether or not she had access to his email and other information.
Yikes. This is not good.
Movie of the week!
A biographer? How very Jack Welch of him. Now he will need to marry her just to make her honest or something.
Her book title? “All In.”
__________________ All In indeed. Indeed. All up in somebody…
**sees AquaGranny’s angry glare, marches into the bad lounge holding my head high**
LMAO! I NEVER EVER give an “angry glare’ to anyone but goatfiggers!
Relax, enjoy…I’ve re-stocked all the snacks and the adult beverage bar is stellar.
How would you like your margarita & will you want chips & salsa with that?
LOL – –GN – – -MY REACTION 2 DA TITLE. Annnd DA SEQUEL – – –
– – –“ANND I AIN’T COMIN’ OUT!!”- — – – –LOL
The FBI is investigating home girl!
Petraeus’ biographer Paula Broadwell under FBI investigation over access to his email, law enforcement officials say
By Richard Engel, NBC News
The biographer for resigning CIA Director David Petraeus is under FBI investigation for improperly trying to access his email and possibly gaining access to classified information, law enforcement officials told NBC News on Friday.
Paula Broadwell is the author of Petraeus’ biography, “All In.” She had extensive access to Petraeus in Afghanistan and has given numerous television interviews speaking about him.
Petraeus resigned Friday, citing an extramarital affair. The woman involved was not identified.
OK – am I the only one doing this about this book title:
I will yield the floor before I scandalize all you young people by asking: Which end got the “All in” or was it both & how many times?
Down the hall, turn left….I know the drill & I got dibs on the Hornitos!
Love it. Love. It.
Look. At. You. AG.
I know Aquagrampy is a luck man.
damn, I’ll bring the brownies and I”ll share them with you, as long as you have a fleece blanket for me that we can share as we watch the LIFETIME MOVIE.
BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA
AG, I wasn’t here for Appalachian Trail etc. This ain’t going away this weekend. Even though Petraeus had friends on both sides of the aisle, some shits gonna come out. So…make room cause the Lounge will stay full.
This Petraeus affair: with his biographer. Her book title? *All In.”
You can’t make this shit up.
Yet you not having fun with the slampiece being named Broadwell?
Aw, shit, that slipped past me. If I was writing the script to a movie, I couldn’t come up with all this.
You and everyone else! It is very James Bond/Austin Powers.
you really can’t make this stuff up.
because, if you did…people would say that it was ‘ just fiction’.
SMH….the confederacy is alive and well.
Study: Obama’s reelection drives racist tweet increase from south
A study of hate speech on Twitter in the week surrounding President Barack Obama’s reelection this week concluded that most of the racist rhetoric against Obama emanated from southern states, The Atlantic reported Friday.
In a blog post earlier this week, Matthew Zook, co-founder of the geo-coded data research group Floating Sheep, said an analysis of 395 racist tweets mentioning Obama from November 1-7 were most concentrated in Alabama and Mississippi.
“These findings support the idea that there are some fairly strong clustering of hate tweets centered in [the] southeastern U.S. which has a much higher rate than the national average,” Zook said.
Raw Story (http://s.tt/1sOhp)
Doesn’t surprise me one bit.
CACs mad as fuck.
they can stay mad…
THEIR PRESIDENT IS BLACK.
Romney lost by playing defense, Santorum says
(CNN) – Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum offered no insight into his own political future in a Friday CNN interview, but did offer his thoughts as to why the Republican nominee lost to President Barack Obama on Tuesday.
“What Mitt Romney, in my opinion, didn’t do was go out and vigorously defend the beliefs that he said he espoused and didn’t go on the offense,” Santorum said in an interview to air Friday on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “And when you’re playing defense, which is what I believe the campaign was doing and Republicans were doing generally throughout the course of this campaign you’re not going to win…”
Right, Weird Rick, it was that. So what that he was constantly attacking the President. Sit your bubble butt down.
Weird Rick lol
Good Evenin’ miranda/POU FAM♥- –**BIG HUG*** :>)
—- -U! AIN’T! NEVA! LIED!- – -WHEW LAWD!- – –
– — “HOLY STOOPID RACIST!!”- –Here HE/THEY GO- — – -AGAIN- — -LOL —
– – -Texas Republican Wants State To Leave U.S. Over Obama Win- — –
— —A Republican official in Texas called for his state to separate from the United States and the “maggots” who reelected President Barack Obama in a newsletter he sent out this week.
Peter Morrison, who serves as treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party, wrote in his post-election newsletter that there was a clear solution to the problem of Obama’s re-election.
“We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity,” Morrison wrote. “But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity.”
“Texas was once its own country, and many Texans already think in nationalist terms about their state. We need to do everything possible to encourage a long-term shift in thinking on this issue. Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government? Let each go her own way in peace, sign a free trade agreement among the states and we can avoid this gut-wrenching spectacle every four years,” he wrote.
THERE IS MORE DRIVEL!! — -LOL
– – -COMMENT: – -☻ - ByteMe • 22 minutes ago
Everything is bigger in Texas.
Even the whining crybabies.
[Gotta "hit da road".- -- -c U soon ♥]
Peter Morrison…shut up. Texas is not going to secede. A Black man is your President for four more years. Get over it.
He can really go have a stadium of seats.
I see that Hardin County is in the armpit of Texas(east). Those people really have nothing better to do than stay stupid.
Nah… I’m of a different mindset. Treasurer Pete Morrison – let Texas SECEDE, MOFOS!
You do realize what SUCCESSION means?
Yes, you will no longer be a part of the United States. You will be a separate country. So…
1. Goods you used to send to OK, LA, AR, NM and other parts of the US are now subject to tariffs.
2. You will maintain your own roads, schools, bridges and airports.
3. You will need to hire air traffic controllers and other airport personnel to control your airspace.
4. You will need to hire an army and navy, since you’re on a body of water.
5. You will keep your tax dollars — which you will need since you will no longer receive federal dollars for maintaining infrastructure – see #3.
6. You will need to negotiate a treaty with Mexico – they may want their land back.
HEEY sagittarius. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
– – –Good analysis –‘CAUSE ONCE da PEOPLE REALIZE the CONSEQUENCES of SUCH a STOOPID PROPOSAL – – -THEY WILL SHUT HIM DOWN!! – – —
PLUS – – – -My Sista in TEXAS – –said – – -WE AIN’T GWINE – -NOWHERE. :>)
Good 2 C U. :>)
Hey GLH! **BIG HUG**
Good to see you, too!
7. No more military bases.
8. No more federal payments to your 47%, which in your case is probably closer to 57%.
Maybe pay some of that back before TX leaves?
Seriously, charge rates that we do to others that get foreign “aid.”
You are GOOD.
Fiscal cliff may be overblown. Congress set this time bomb in motion & will disarm before it explodes. http://bit.ly/Txkidd @FortuneMagazine
LIke someone on Smartypants opined: “Frankly, why would I trust the judgement on that to the very same people who were saying that the 2012 election was a tossup for months?”
The only media person who predicted an ass whomping was Jim Cramer. Given that he is wrong and/or crazy half the time, I don’t know what that says about him or his colleagues.
Okay, rikyrah, please come collect your Dionne Warwick and Her Psychic Friends Achievement Award for correctly noting that no one was riding for Mitt Romney unless they were cashing one of his checks:
Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job
According to all the sources I spoke to, the breakdown of the campaign can be traced to the primaries. One source saying “they looked at the guy who could raise the most money in history as a ride” adding that “money no longer matters. That’s the problem,” also referring to the campaign overall as “the biggest political flim flam of all time.”
The result of all of these false numbers and inaccurate ground reports is simple: Mitt Romney had no idea what was coming on election day and his false sense of confidence directly translated into how the campaign operated in the closing weeks. In the words of one source, it was a con job. As David Mamet famously said, “If you’re in the con game and you don’t know who the mark is … you’re the mark.” Mitt Romney had no idea what was coming.
Side eye for the claim that Romney had “no idea” that his campaign was smoke and mirrors, but this article comports with a POU consensus that the primary function of the Romney campaign was the hook-up.
Damn Rikyrah, you need to call Oprah and see if you can get a show after Iyanla Vanzant.
So all they did was take Mitt’s money. From the beginning until the bitter end… Willard, you STAYED f’n up.
BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
Damn, it hasn’t even been ONE WEEK, and folks spilling already.
but, it was obvious….just funny to see it confirmed.
One last story before I head out, and this one’s adorable!
‘Bronco Bamma’ Girl Happy With Election Results
Abigael Evans, the crying four-year-old also known as ‘Bronco Bamma’ girl, has wiped away her tears now that the election is over. It seems that she is happy with the results, or perhaps just happy that the whole thing is over.
“Guess what?” Elizabeth Evans, mother of Abigael, asks her daughter in a newly uploaded YouTube video. “The election is over.”
“Who’s going to be the president?” the precocious four-year-old girl inquires.
“Bronco…” Abigael’s mother prompts her.
“Bamma” Abigael finishes followed by an enthusiastic, “Yayyyyy!”
O/T…Dammit! These Werther’s chewy caramels are like crack lol.
I’ve had a coughing cold, so I’ve HAD to pick up several packets of Luden’s cherry cough drops. (love them)
I used to eat them like candy. My mom would buy them and we would steal them lol.
Luden’s cherry cough drops are the best! We use to sniff & cough in hopes that Mama would spend 10 cents for a packet. Usually Granny just dosed us with something real evil tasting & smelling.
OT: AG Holder as the next Supreme Court justice.
Jesus y Maria! The wingnuts would explode. I hope that would do that out of the view of innocent bystanders.
so much BREAKING NEWS! today, I thought this was another one. LOL
I swear. I’m like this after every episode of “Scandal”:
I was last night. I was like -damn
This convo about the Secret Service is pure comedy! It started with this:
*chuckles* People ’round here making jokes about assassinating the President like the Secret Service ain’t the gulliest motherfuckers out.
You mad? You better pray on it, boo. SNEEZE “assassination” and see if the Secret Service ain’t standing behind you going “Gesundheit.”
@sassycrass You making dinner, turn around & the Secret Service be doing the dishes. For real.
@sassycrass You in the bafftub, exfoliating your exotical YT yams, mad about PBO, & Secret Service be like “You missed a spot”…
@sassycrass You’re all mad about POTUS while you under the dryer @ the salon, Secret Service sits down next to you w/ an old Redbook …
And, of course, there is now a hashtag #SecretServiceBeLike
Gotta go read that hashtag…
Dead@ ” bafftub”
I’m dead at this: exfoliating your exotical YT yams
I swear, the English language LIVES because back folks use it and reinvent it.
These are hilarious!
They should have NEVA gave ya’ll nikkas Twitter!
Mark Knoller @markknoller
Next week: Pres Obama holds news conference Wednesday; visits NYC area storm victims Thursday; meets with Congressional Leaders on Friday.
Just cause I feel like it.
♥ I’m dancing!
Get down with bad self now! lol
Philip J. Crowley @PJCrowley
Rumor is @MassGovernor #DevalPatrick is at the White House. Could they be discussing a #Senate run, freeing @JohnKerry for a cabinet post?
Let the speculating begin!!
OR Cabinet post himself.
President Obama Thanks Sharpton For Aiding In Re-Election
Nov 9, 2012
By NewsOne Staff
Rev. Al Sharpton, known for staying on the front lines and helping America confront its issues concerning race, recently was thanked by the Commander In Chief.
President Barack Obama graciously thanked the reverend for his help in getting African-Americans energized to vote in the recent election, as well as keeping people informed on other racial issues across the country.
Travesty and Cornbread are doing this:
Tavis…where u at? *teehee*
i would love to see the faces of the sole patrol
they must be seething.
Crying while making alternate plans for Inauguration Day.
The sole patrol must be seeking inauguration invites and tickets again. Yesterday, they were on DemocracyNow demanding a WH conference on …. you guess it … poverty.
Coulda been Juicymouf and Nappy (and Jesse, Sr.) but NOOOOOO, they had to be all ignant and show PBO they ass.
Well, Travesty and Cornhole, how PBO’s ass taste?
Rev. Al to Tavis and Cornel : I don’t see how ya’ll can hate outside of the club…You can’t even get in!
Caught this over at Clutch…oh, they are gone now. My grandma told me 4 years ago, people would lose their minds. We need to create an ICD-9 diagnosis code for this shit.
Strong, Smart, Beautiful?
It was inappropriate for Obama to praise his daughters’ beauty in his victory speech
It is difficult to imagine a president congratulating his sons for being handsome. So why was it appropriate for Obama to praise 11-year-old Sasha and 14-year-old Malia for their beauty?
“Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes, you’re growing up to become two strong, smart, beautiful young women, just like your mom,” said the newly re-elected President. “And I am so proud of you guys.”
Obama’s comments beg the question of why a girl’s beauty should be source of pride for her father— and why beauty should be a value lauded alongside strength and intelligence.
The President may have been directing his comments at only two people, but he had the ears of the world, and on a day that should have been a triumph for women, his remarks stung.
This may go against feminism, but……Alice Robb needs a good……long……..hard………sweaty……musty…….breathtaking………..euphoric……….hot………deep………lipbiting………………………………………REALITY CHECK!!!!!! HA!!!!! Didn’t know where I was gonna go with that, did you? But if there are any other suggestions, you would be right too.
LOL! You cheeky bastard!
Oh hell I’ll just say it…she need some…desperately. If she really had the time to think up that bullshit, it can only mean aint nobody looked her way in a real real long time. She need some.
Oh, go ahead & go there. There’s plenty of room & good company in the Lounge plus drinks & snacks.
So…people can’t call their own children beautiful anymore??? No, it’s not about to go down like that. Congrats to the President and First Lady for raising two intelligent, well-mannered, beautiful girls.
And she went there with thinking it was external beauty only. That says more about her than it does about the President. Whatever wave of feminism she claims to be a part of seems as dense as their foremothers.
Lawd this woman needs to take several seats. I can see a man calling his son handsome, happens all the time, what planet is she on? Those girls are beautiful. PBO is showing pride for his smart beautiful daughters while complimenting his wife. The first thing this president did during his first term was sign the Lilly Ledbetter act. I see this stupid woman left that out of her criticism.
Most sane people call the children in their family beautiful because it builds their self-esteem; + most sane people honestly view their children as beautiful. She definitely needs to have a seat with this one.
I tell all 3 of my girls every single day that they are beautiful and smart. Just the other day an older lady told my 4yr old that she was cute. My baby was like no I am beautiful lol I was like yup that’s my baby girl.
One of our favorite uncles used to always greet my brothers with, “Look at these good-looking men.” I have very fond memories of how this made my brothers smile. The writer of the above piece needs to get herself a hobby.
They gone crazy, just ran off the cliff screaming. Please get help for that ODS y’all straight tripping.
Now this just plain stupid.
When I heard PBO say that I thought he was not only speaking to their obvious physical beauty but to their good hearts and strong character. They both are a beautiful testament to Michelle & him.
some folks got too much time on their hands.
Why do people insist on stealing wonderful moments?
When I heard the President say that about Malia and Sasha, I thought how he is a real man, always appreciative of the girls and the woman in his life.
My dad was the same way to me and my mom, and my boyfriend is like this, too.
So many people need love; I guess that’s why they try to destroy it for others.
Is this real life?
Let’s keep it real: Malia & Sasha Obama are THE MOST HANDS DOWN attractive children to reside in the White House in the Past 50 years.
These people have snapped for realz.
Oh fuck off bitter assholes.
Next thing we’ll be told why it is just so terrible and unacceptable for the President to hold his wife’s hand in public.
They are all coming unglued before our very eyes.
‘Maybe he will get assassinated this term!’ Woman, 22, fired and reported to Secret Service after Facebook threat to Obama
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2230666/Denise-Helms-Woman-fired-reported-Secret-Service-Facebook-threat-President-Obama.html#ixzz2BmAOIsVg
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Yes, Bitch! It’s called “criminal solicitation”. And now that you got fired from your joy, look up Supreme Court case “Schenck vs United States”
LMBAO that folks were talking about whooping her ass at creamstone. Yea I know violence is not right but I could not help but laugh. Let her go work at applebees where she gets no healthcare. Stupid witch.
The stupid heffa is not even registered to vote dumb-ass.
LOL Alma! good her brother/husband probably told her she could vote by phone like American Idol. These racist assholes are losing it and I loves it!
She lucky that gettin fired was the only thing that happened to her ass. These assholes will roll up on the wrong one. We ain’t fucking playin.
This. Straight up, this.
Has Florida been called yet? Found out that 600k votes in Arizona was not counted? Is anyone questioning the criminal behavior of the GOP?
FL. Yes Thus 332-206. AZ??? No one in jail yet.
miranda — -MR. PRESIDENT say – – -NOT 2 WORRY. – –WE GOT WORK 2 DO. – —Movin – – -FORWARD – – –> – –
– – -Obama ‘Completely Confident’ CIA Will Continue To ‘Thrive’ – –
– – -President Obama released the following statement on CIA Director David Petraeus’s resignation. Michael Morell, the former deputy director of the agency, will serve as acting director.
David Petraeus has provided extraordinary service to the United States for decades. By any measure, he was one of the outstanding General officers of his generation, helping our military adapt to new challenges, and leading our men and women in uniform through a remarkable period of service in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he helped our nation put those wars on a path to a responsible end. – –SNIP – —
Today, I accepted his resignation as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. I am completely confident that the CIA will continue to thrive and carry out its essential mission, and I have the utmost confidence in Acting Director Michael Morell and the men and women of the CIA who work every day to keep our nation safe. Going forward, my thoughts and prayers are with Dave and Holly Petraeus, who has done so much to help military families through her own work. I wish them the very best at this difficult time.
THERE IS MORE.
– – -THINKIN': – —Connectin’ –☻ -RESIGNATION: – —-☻ -Benghazi – — ☻ -WHAT does da MISTRESS KNOW – -that she LEARNED – –DURIN’ – –
— – — —THESE TIMES – – -***side eye*** LOL
Annnnd ☻ -WHO DID SHE TELL?? – —
President Obama is a class act through and through.
Unlike so many, I never trusted Petraeus. There was always something about him that made me very uneasy.
It wasn’t just that he was sly and double dipped with his dubious dalliances with a very bitter John McCain and equally bitter Lieberman.
I always felt he was very capable of actively participating in doing mortal harm to President Obama.
I frankly thank God for removing Petraeus from President Obama and his sphere of influence— and there will be more to follow both within and outside the government.
God has been and will continue to systematically fell, bind and cast into the deep abyss anyone or thing – seen and unseen, known and unknown- who wishes or will do this great man and President harm.
And as a wise person once said: If and when God delivers you from evil, don’t keep in touch with it.
Petraeus was not fired or removed by President Obama, so there is no blaming him. God felled him and thwarted whatever it was he was planning.
And no more of this media moaning about what a “tragedy” this is. He is out because he had an affair for Chrissakes not Stricken with cancer!
Shameless, shallow indisciplined lot.
The MSM is trying to change the conversation about the election results, wirh the aid of of their corporate paymasters and overlords. Curious timing, no? It is not like he just banged the woman for the first time last night, is it? I think he was taken out by a member of his own party as the march to Election 2016 begins. Or he was part of Miffed taking care of all debts business and personal.
Exactly. I heard Andrea Mitchell and Rachel Maddow refer to this as a tragedy. I’m like, “Who died?”. Nothing tragic about a dude who can’t be faithful to his wife. That’s shady, not tragic.
So if the FBI is investigating the biographer for “for improperly trying to access his email and possibly gaining access to classified information” (http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/09/15056607-petraeus-biographer-paula-broadwell-under-fbi-investigation-over-access-to-his-email-law-enforcement-officials-say?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=1)
Then this was more than just about the affair. If the biographer is tha mistress, then her trying to access his email is a BAD thing…period. It’s no different than my job at the hospital. HIPAA laws prohibit me from looking at or tyring to gain access to someone medical records unless I have reason to, i.e. I am involved in patient care, treatment or testing ( and even then only certain people have full capabilities to do even that). If I violate HIPAA laws or my actions are seen to be a violation of HIPAA laws (i.e. I tell my sister her ex-boyfriend has HIV or something), then I will get fired and am liable for lawsuits.
So this is not just an affair, bu a possible breach of classified information? wow!.
The law enforcement officials said they do not believe the FBI investigation will result in any criminal charges,
My question is, Why? It will be very interesting to watch this story unfold.
miranda —WHEW LAWD! – —Mr. Bernie — HITS HARD!! – —
– — – -Bernie Sanders Slams the GOP Plan to Reduce the Deficit by Cutting Veterans Benefits – –
– —- In a conference call with reporters today, Sen. Bernie Sanders alerted the American people to the Republican (and some Democrat support) plan to reduce the deficit by cutting veterans benefits.
The change that would bring about the cuts would be a switch in the calculation of COLAs for federal benefit programs like Social Security from the current system to a chained Consumer Price Index (CPI). On the surface, the change seems small. Business Insider explained the Chained CPI, “The C-CPI assumes that consumers are making different choices right now. Because of the economic down-turn, they’re substituting cheaper products for the ones they used to buy (say, going for the cheaper apple versus a more expensive peach at the supermarket, or buying cat food instead of ground beef). It presumes that consumers are effectively changing the real CPI number. Using the C-CPI, rates would re-calibrate every two years according to a reading of consumer spending. And since Social Security is linked to the CPI, it has the potential to reduce social security payments…Since spending on government programs (like social security) will be calculated based on C-CPI (as they are now on CPI), their cost will go down, and people’s benefits will be cut.”
In short, Republicans are trying to push through a benefit cut to veterans, the disabled, and seniors by disguising it as a tweak to the system. Sen, Sanders told reporters, “We do not honor our disabled veterans by cutting their benefits. In my view in this country means anything it means we keep the promises we make to the people who put their lives on the line to defend us.”
THERE IS MORE!! – – –
Annnd THIS is “WHYCOME” – — WE have WORK 2 DO! — -***shakin’ my head***
THANK U MR. Bernie!! – –:>)
Two of my Virginia calls were to undecideds who told me they cared about veteran benefits. One was a 59-year-old man who was a vet and the other was a 20something woman who I guess was a military brat. Both seemed unaware of the benefits cuts. I shook my head while pointing that out to them.
conlakappa –***BIG HUG*** :>) — –
—YA DONE! GOOD!! —:>)
That’s — “WHYCOME” — -WE DA MEDIA[co] – —is a POWERFUL CONCEPT!! – —
We gotta SHARE —da — -TRUTH!!! — -Da TRUTH!! :>)
THANK U – –conlakappa♥ :>) — -
Thank you Michael Eric Dyson for calling it on Mitt Romney’s narcissism, pettiness and selfishness to the very end and for Romney’s complete embrace of racism and exploitation of racial resentments to try to win the Presidency.
And in the end, God had the final say. But there will still be hell to pay Mitt Romney. You set this union back simply for the sake of achieving a vain dream of flying on Air Force One.
you nailed it.
Willard never wanted to do the JOB of President.
he only wanted to ‘ BE’ President.
and, bravo to Fast Talking for calling him out.
Heey SisCamille – —-Good GET. – – –Watchin it now! :>)
– — -***runnin’ 2 get my Thesaurus*** –LOL :>)
—ETHNOSAURS!! – –ETHNIC DINOSAURS!! – –WHEW LAWD!!
– -BIGOTOCRACY — -NOT a DEMOCRACY!! – – –
He PUT them – -BEYOND the 50’s!! – — -2 the BEGINNIN’ of TIME! — -BWAHAHA! —
—–LOL —-Dr.MED! – — –>DA MAN!! — – -LOL – – -
miranda – – – -Goooo JUDGE!! – —
– –Judge Blasts Ohio’s Last Minute Disenfranchisement Effort: ‘I Don’t Want To See Democracy Die In The Darkness’ – – –
– – –Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is fast becoming one of the most despised election officials in the country for his many attempts to restrict early voting and throw out legitimate provisional ballots. He’s also alienating federal judges left and right. After Husted issued a last-minute directive that could invalidate thousands of Ohioans’ votes, US District Judge Algenon Marbley did not bother to hide his impatience with the secretary’s hijinks.
Husted’s directive, which was issued at 7 pm on the Friday before the election, openly defies Ohio state law by shifting the burden of correctly filling in a provisional ballot form from the poll worker to the contested voter. As Andrew Cohen at the Atlantic explains, Judge Marbley had already worked out an agreement that placed the responsibility on poll workers and the state, so a vote would still be counted if the poll worker made an error. Husted’s directive snuck around this agreement, apparently infuriating the judge:
THE COURT: Mr. Epstein, would you agree that voting is the linchpin of our democracy?
[STATE ATTORNEY] MR. EPSTEIN: Yes, Your Honor.
THE COURT: I do too. What concerned me about the 2012-54 directive is that it was filed on a Friday night at 7 p.m. The first thought that came to mind was democracy dies in the dark. So, when you do things like that that seeks to avoid transparency, it appears, then that gives me great pause but even greater concern. So, if anyone I’m going to give additional time to, it’s going to be you, Mr. Epstein, because you have a lot of explaining to do [...] I’m really trying to get to the root of this, and I don’t want to see democracy die in the darkness on my watch, especially with voting. You know I have a special place for voting.
– — C’MON – –KARMA!! – –
Ohio feels like my home state although I’ve never lived there, I don’t know whether Husted will ever trigger the level of derangement disorder I experience whenever I hear Kenneth Blackwell’s name.
Election results confirmed what I suspected: In Virginia, there were a number of Tim Kaine voters who also voted for Romney.
I suspected this based on the number of yard signs & bumper stickers: A lot of the Romney voters also had George Allen & Eric Cantor signs & stickers but there were a lot of the Tim Kaine & Wayne Powell stickers/signs but no Obama sticker/signs.
Obama got 51% of the vote, Kaine got 53% of the vote.
So, do you think this is evidence of anybody but the black guy?
Yup, because if they felt Romney’s way was the way to go, why didn’t they vote for Allen as well? Kaine’s way is totally the opposite of Romney’s and more in line with Obama’s. Why vote for Romney and then vote for Kaine?
Anecdotally, things I heard while making calls to Virginia this past 1 3/4 years:
1. During the passage of Obamacare when we made calls to women voters, “Anybody but Obama.”
2. I will vote for Romney but not with a … great heart.
3. “But I’m not racist” was told to one of the teens who was calling after the person said he wouodn’t vote for Obama. Even she saw through it, as did the other teens in the room making calls.
So, yes. They really have no clue how he has helped their lives.
miranda – -SAD NEWS – — —
—Major Harris (‘Love Won’t Let Me Wait’) Passes at 65
– — -*Major Harris, the man who sang the R&B classic “Love Won’t Let Me Wait” has died.
Harris, 65, a former member of the Delfonics passed away Friday at a Richmond hospital from congestive heart and lung failure, according to his sister Catherine Thoms, reports the AP.
The Richmond, VA native made the rounds with several music groups in the 1960s, including the Charmers, Frankie Lymon’s Teenagers and Nat Turner’s Rebellion.
He then joined the Delfonics in the early 1970s.
He left the group in 1974 and recorded a string on R&B singles, including “Love Won’t Let Me Wait,” which peaked at No. 5 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Thomas said her brother last sang at a reunion show with the Delfonics last year
– -RIHEP – -annnd THANK U 4 YOUR SWEET MUSIC. –Major Harris –
– – -CONDOLENCES FAMILY/FRIENDS/FANS — -***raises hand*** :>)
Awww RIP Mr. Harris.
HEEY Alma98. – -***BIG HUG*** :>)
—-AMEN. – —-LOVE the DELFONIC’s MUSIC. :>) –
Good 2 C U –Alma. :>)
Hey GLH! Good to see you too. Love the Delfonics, classic.
The Delfonics were the isht back in the day.
I was listening to The Moments earlier today, Love On a Two way street. I miss really good song writing.
I love that song “Love Won’t Let Me Wait”
Thank you, Major Harris. RIP
HEEY qosine. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
—-***fist bump*** —***tears** annd ***smiles** —
miranda – — Called m’self lookin’ – –BUT was THIS POSTED? – –:>) – –
– -‘U Can’t Touch This’ Obama ‘Barackdub’ Celebreates Prez’ Re-election– –
——*It should be pretty obvious at this point that you can’t touch Obama!
And to celebrate that fact, Fadi Saleh, the mastermind behind the YouTube phenomenon “barackdubs,” has created a mashup of the prez doing his thing to the tune of MC Hammer’s classic “U Can’t Touch This.”
As soon as Obama clinched his re-election victory, Saleh posted the celebratory video. We assume he had it already done and was just waiting to flip the switch once it was official.
Alrighty then. Without further adieu, it’s Hammr, er, Obama time!
— — LOL – —-ENJOY!! :>)
miranda – – – FIRST: – — -COMMENT: – – -Jonathan Gottlieb
Well ha! ha! Obama was re-elected and Bill Nelson won in your state anyway. Now it’s time to arrest that crook slimebag Detzner and Gov Scott for trying to voter suppress and send them all to prison along with John Husted.
NOW: – —Florida’s GOP Secretary Of State Has No Regrets, Won’t Say He’s Sorry For Massive Voting Lines – —
——In an interview with CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield earlier today, Florida’s Republican Secretary of State Rick Detzner tried to defend his states dysfunctional election process, which led voters waiting up to six hours in line just to cast their vote. Indeed, as Banfield told Detzner, she spoke to many voters who “tried twice to vote early,” but had to abandon those attempts due to long lines, only to wait another three hours to vote on election day. Yet Detzner appeared completely without remorse for the widespread barriers to voting he presided over.
THIS – – – -In what was perhaps the most significant exchange, Banfield asked whether Detzner regrets a Florida law rolling back the number of days when voters could cast an early ballot. Detzner was unremorseful:
– —- Annnnd – – -THIS is another REASON — -“WHYCOME” – – -WE HAVE WORK 2 DO!! – — geesh! – – —
He is DEFINITELY a “friend” of da TWITT! —YUK!! – –
We must endeavour to connect the dots which will expose the role of gerrymandering, redistricting, and prison census and then develop a plan. Understanding how these mechanisms operate against public will (voting patterns) explains why minority-majority populations and states like Florida with a higher number of registered Democrat voters base but are unable to achieve supermajorities in state legislatures or local elections.
miranda – — -GLOATIN’?- — -I believe I am! — -LOL —
– –Quote of the Day – – —
– – — - The Republican party is a cascade of symptoms right now. And it’s very hard to see a way out of it. It has managed to construct an almost perfect Newtonian hall of mirrors — for each solution, there is within the party an equal, but opposite problem. There is almost no way to function within the party structure as it has been redefined by the various elements of the conservative “movement” without rounding a corner and colliding with the image of itself coming in the other direction. For example, let us consider the problem of “demographics,” which is the polite Republican way of talking about the browns, and the blahs, and the ladies with their ladyparts potions. I wish I had a nickel for the number of people I heard tell me how ready the Republican party is to adapt to the changing face of America. The evidence always cited for the plaintiffs: Marco Rubio, “Bobby” Jindal, and the newly elected Ted Cruz down in Texas.
Okay. Even leaving aside the utter tokenism of the basic argument, Rubio is a pro-life fanatic. Jindal is even more of a pro-life fanatic, plus he’s bringing into Louisiana through his charter “schools” a veritable torrent of Jesus-on-a-dinosaur propaganda textbooks, and he has all the charisma of a handball at this point. And Ted Cruz is completely batshit. -Charles Pierce on “The Demented Republican Party” —
– – -A —FIERCE annnnd BRUTAL – -CALL! —OUT!- – -WHEW LAWD!! — – –
Oh the irony! As bugs would say “what a maroon” lol.
miranda- — — -MR. PRESIDENT has – -WORK 2 DO —IN NEW YORK – —-SADLY – – –
– – –Obama To Tour New York Storm Damage On Thursday —
– —President Obama will travel to the New York area on Thursday to tour damage and recovery efforts and visit with affected families in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced on Friday.
– – -CONTINUIN’ 2 PRAY 4 da VICTIMS/1st RESPONDERS. – –AMEN.
– – -Dear POU FAM♥ – G’NIGHT. :>) —-MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS. ♥ — ♥ :>) – – –
– – —-CONTINUE 2 PRAY 4:– – MR. PRESIDENT/VP. BIDEN: – — – -the STORM VICTIMS/1st RESPONDERS- — -EACH OTHER♥ – –AMEN. – –
– – – – –UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT ♥ :>) – — -
Read this article if you have a moment. Notice how so many of the same players are still very much part of the mess and the musical chairs. All paying homage to the same dirt bag.
We must always remember so we never forget.
If you’ve ever seen this irritating, slimy woman Michelle Cottle from the Daily Beast on Politics Nation with Rev. Al, and wondered WTF?
Here is a sample of her “journalistic” work. Pure tripe.
From one of those “anonymous sources” they always quote – in this case a “wife of a senior Democratic lawmaker” who has felt “ignored” by Mrs Obama; She hopes that in a second term Mrs Obama:
“—Makes nice. Among the Washington establishment, hope
springs eternal that Mrs. Obama will do her part to revive comity and bipartisanship by reaching out to other members of the political class. “They are desperate for her to treat them as human beings,” laments the spouse of one senior Democratic lawmaker. Declaring Mrs. Obama “the most hands-off first lady in terms of mingling with people in Washington,” this person urges her to “spend time with congressional spouses from both houses and both parties—and pretend she cares—”
the Obamas have 2 children to raise.
they don’t have time to socialize with the jackals.
I love that the First Couple doesn’t waste their time with these folks.
They are mad that FLOTUS has opened up the White House to ‘ the people’.
They get mad everytime they see the pics of Washington, DC school children at the WH.
Or, the ‘ common man’ at the WH.
doesn’t the FLOTUS know that THEY should be at the WH?
I love that the First Couple have brought Black Professional Sensibilities to the WH.
You know what I mean..
You have work…and you have a personal life…and you don’t mix the two.
Being First Lady is her JOB….
She does what she has to for HER JOB…
and socializes elsewhere.
Broken down like a fraction rikyrah. Why is it that the only people I read who have a problem with the President and First Lady (in terms of them supposedly not liking and/or connecting with others) are elitists? Why can I read account after account after account written by regular people saying how wonderful they are, how down to earth? The only people who seem to suggest that the First Couple has a character issue invariably are beltway elitists of some type who are hopping mad that they have not been able to advance personal social/career agendas at their expense.
Isn’t it a shame that these DC elitists begrudge disadvantaged kids the positively life changing experience of participating first hand in a democracy that has been playing out in their backyards forever – but to which they’ve always been denied access. And finally–
Most of these DC entitled types were all rooting for the Romneys and now that the Obamas are returning for a second term, the entitled, self-important, self-appointed kingmakers are in their confused haze alternately bitching, attacking and still yearning and begging to socialize with them.
Sick. Sad. Sorry.
Just about the worst way to make friends with someone is to trash them behind their back and spread nasty rumors about them in a jealous bid for attention. These folks are socially stunted, seriously. This is some elementary school shit. I don’t blame the First Lady for maintaining her sanity by eschewing the company of jealous backstabbers.
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